Anca Enica

Why I volunteer: Anca Enica, Weekend Executive MBA 2012

How did you first get involved in volunteering for the Business School?
I volunteered to judge on a business plan competition panel for the entrepreneurship elective on the MSc Management course after receiving an email about the event. I thought it would be a nice way to re-engage with the School and students.

What did you get out of it?

I am passionate about new ideas and growth and have led entrepreneurship and innovation trips to Silicon Valley for students and executives with my company Legacy Ventures. I am always keen on hearing and assessing breakthrough ideas and network with bright entrepreneurial minds. It is a learning and networking exercise for me too.

Why do you think it is important?

It is important to stay connected with your alma matter business school. The pay it forward culture and tradition of mentorship in Silicon Valley is what has contributed to making the ecosystem smarter and more agile there.

Why would you recommend volunteering to others?

Staying connected and networking is important for any business school graduate. Successful business people build support networks outside their existing immediate environment. To have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with students from the Business School is inspirational and refreshing too.