Lucia Giuntoli tells us about her role in the Business School as Business Engagement Adviser.
- Tell us about your role at the University.
My role is Business Engagement Adviser within the Business School. I am responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining working relationships with businesses and organisations, University sections and Business School staff in order to promote the School. I coordinate and organise external facing activities of the School, such as guest lectures, executive education and CPD events, online activities and flexible learning for industry.
- How do you usually start your day?
A normal day starts with my alarm going off at 6.30am, a large cup of coffee and reading emails on my phone. I like to be in work for 8am as it allows me to prepare for a busy day ahead.
- What brought you to the University of Aberdeen?
For the last 5 years I have worked as a Project Manager with Elevator focusing on encouraging entrepreneurship in schools, colleges and universities through various events and projects. I had the pleasure of working alongside the Business School and when the opportunity arose to join the team it was something I couldn’t wait to explore!
- What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I am still in my first month with the University so everything is new and exciting! I really enjoy working with businesses to help them to develop and I am looking forward to connecting a diverse range of businesses to the School.
- What are your work priorities at the moment?
In addition to building my internal network within the university, I am working with Alumni on an event in London with Simon Lancaster, one of the world’s top speechwriters. I am in the process of identifying key areas of focus in order to develop external-facing events and masterclasses.
- How do you like to relax outside work?
I enjoy cooking, baking and exploring Aberdeenshire. I have lived in Aberdeen for the last 4 years and still manage to find a new place to go walking every month, we are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of Scotland.