Emily has teamed up with the Founder of lastminute.com, Brent Hoberman and William Akerman, Managing Director of CragRats to launch MyKindaCrowd
MyKindaCrowd is UK’s first student crowd sourcing website which gives students the opportunity to win career-boosting prizes like internships, work-experience placements and must-have merchandise such as iPods and digital cameras with the aim of also enhancing their employability skills and CV.
The website aims to help students create links with businesses, solve real-world problems and at the same time showcase their talents.
Emily went to say "When I was at school I solved real-world problems during my technology classes and by combining that with industry networking I have been able to achieve my goals and be internationally recognised for it. I want to encourage other young people to promote themselves and their talents as well as enhance their employability skills and I believe that MyKindaCrowd will provide those opportunities to the masses".
MyKindaCrowd could also be used by teachers to enable students to be more enterprising as well as developing their skills and promoting their talents. It gives young people a real insight into what goes on in companies as well as letting them put what they have learnt in the classroom into action to solve real-life challenges.