February 3, 2014, by Nottingham Advantage Award
GE – Imagination Prize
Our annual Celebration Event is scheduled for Monday 9 June 2014. If you have successfully completed the Award by earning 30 credits or have been shortlisted for one of the Employer-Supported Prizes, you will be invited to the event.
There are several top employers who are sponsoring prizes this year, along with the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize. Prize winners will receive awards such as lunch with the vice president of the company, an internship position, a session with a career coach, or various vouchers and give-aways.
This week we would like to feature the “GE – Imagination Prize”. This Q&A was sent to us by GE to promote their prize.
What is central to the theme of this prize?
This prize, supported by GE, recognises an individual student for their imagination throughout the Award.
How does this prize reflect the culture and values of GE?
The “imagination at work” tagline symbolises the creative spirit and can-do attitude of GE people. GE’s innovative technologies span industries as broadly as they do countries, from nanotechnology, molecular imaging, and photonics to large scale industrial turbines- but that’s just the beginning. Our businesses are also creating the future of healthcare, entertainment, finance, energy, communications and more. To find out more take a look at our website.
What is awarded when a student earns the prize?
£200 Amazon voucher
What you are looking for in prize candidates?
For GE employees around the world, “imagination at work” is a tagline that declares, “What we imagine, we can make happen.” It reflects our curiosity, drive, hard work and willingness to take risks. We are looking for you to have demonstrated the following attributes in activities throughout your Award:
- supports change – advocates for ways to make effective and beneficial changes.
- innovative – challenges self and others to continuously come up with new and better ways of doing things.
- courage – confidently acts on one’s point of view and makes difficult decisions when required.
- resilient – resolves difficult challenges in creative ways and pushes for success.
- challenges bureaucracy – offers solutions to eliminate bureaucratic and non-value added work process.”
Interviews will be held on Monday 10 March in the afternoon. Prize winners and highly commended students will have their photographs taken on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 April 2014. Please make sure you are available on these dates before you apply for this prize.