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Welcome to the Business Community! Introduce yourself here!


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Hello Everyone, 

I feel Business community forms the essence and core at any Company. We get to experience many opportunities and strategic challenges during our day to day functioning. Some of them can be short term others can have long term implications. Thus, it's necessary for every Company, Institution, or Organization to have a know how about their strengths, weaknesses and possible competitor's providing similar services and products to ours. That makes our standing good in the Corporate World. We may not discuss too much of Strategy here, due to possible information overhauling. But, we can discuss any special general issues too. 

We can use this space to discuss about business essentials as well as talk about the courses you are taking, benefits you have gained through them, job opportunities available with it as well as build our network across business community. We can share our knowledge and resources as well as help each other and starters navigate to Business World. Functional side of business, team members with domain specific expertise is as much important as is strategic side of business. 

I am happy that you joined this community and would love to hear your introductions. 

Kindly, introduce yourself here. 


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Hello Everyone,

To start with, let me introduce myself first and foremost! 

It's been more than six years since I did my first course exactly around November, 2013 on 'New Models of Business in Society'. Since then, it's been an amazing journey. With more than 85 courses overall and 45 courses from Coursera, I feel I am very much etched to the learning environment and feel like I belong here. I have the good fortune of  being on staff for various courses like Better Leader, Richer Life (Total Leadership) from Upenn, Technicity from Ohio State University, Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management from UVA,  Collaborator for International Leadership and Organizational Behavior from Bocconi University, as well as manage groups for various courses on social media channels. Currently, as you may have even noticed from my signature, I am associated with courses and specializations as Mentor for Business Foundations, Leadership and Governance courses, Leadership in 21st Century Organizations, Business Strategy, Construction Management as well as Leading People and Teams. I have even worked for more than 30 courses as beta-tester and continuing. 

My experiences from these courses have made me bag the role of Global Programs Director/ President of Indian Operations for an edtech platform i.e. UIPM, offering courses from various Institutes as well independent professional development courses, which is starting out in India and present in more than 10 Countries. First thing I did after joining was that, I discussed with the higher authority there and got Coursera as an affiliate partner as well. Now, we are also advertising Coursera courses to our portfolio of learners. I am also working as an Advisory Board member of Kiit University for it's PGD program in Construction Management and Infrastructure Development and worked as Central Monitoring Cell Leader/Coordinator as well as Civil Engineer for few Companies here. I even worked as member and then Advisory Board member for various teams at Enactus and got many people enrolled in courses from Coursera on an individual level especially the one's I Mentor. I have a Master's in Construction Management, Mini MBA from Madras Management Association and Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, Certified Life Coach practitioner from a Board, and Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner from ABNLP. I am trained in Project Management from P.M.I. registered Institution. I recently earned two honorary doctorate degree's from two young Institutes in Malaysia and Brazil. I am an Institutional member of EDEN (European Distance Education and E-Learning Network) as well as CPD group and work as Ambassador for few other nonprofit organizations too. 

I am very excited to hear about the journey of other Business Leaders as well and get to know through introduction. 

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I am a Canadian CPA, CMA but not currently employed in that profession.  I have been out of that profession for 12 years, so am very outdated in my accounting skills.  Any suggestions you have to improve them through Coursera or other online or in-person learning would be appreciated.  I have a LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-stewart-052ab162/.

 

Thanks,

Robin

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Hi all, It is a pleasure to meet you  My name is Martin and working as the digital marketing manager with a team of 10 at digital agency, It is a pleasure to be involved in the community and I look forward to connect with anyone who are interested on the following areas:

SEO HK

Digital Marketing

Website Development

E-Commerce 

VR Solution

App Development

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Hi my name is Vishal and I'm new here.

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Good day all, it's a pleasure to meet you guys that are so knowledgeable about your Ambitions, Careers and Jobs. I hope to learn alot from everyone as I am a novice in the Corperate Business world. 

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Hi my name is Maureen Wangui. I recently finished a digital marketing course and would like to monitize the skill. Am also a mobile DJ and I want to learn entrepreneurship skills needed to turn my djing skills into a full time business. Any suggestion are welcome. Looking forward to learning with you all😊

Hello,

I have been a teacher at a community school. Although, I was not accustomed to online learning in the past, your understanding and vast experience in leading discussion boards are definitely helping me understand and get to know this new platform very quickly. I have been out of work for some time but your course suggestions are inspiring me to pursue courses in leadership and management. There are many courses that interests me now and I can get to know more about them here on this platform. Your suggestions have yielded many of my acquaintances, neighbours and friends to take interest in the courses and have heard they are benefiting from them as well. I look to network here and learn from everyone here.

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Hello @RobinS,  

It's good that you took the courage to do courses and learn what's new in the Accounting and Business arena and half your battle is won. You are at a perfect place to explore it fully. It's very interesting to see your LinkedIn profile link here and I would urge other members to get connected with you as well. 

You mentioned you did CPA, CMA in the past. As far as I know, each of the professional memberships that you acquire, usually requires you to maintain certain continuing professional development units throughout the life as the subject and research advances. If you have done courses from there at regular intervals, I think that will suffice for your knowledge in your field. But, yes, it's always good to get perspectives from various other schools as well. There's always something new and unique to learn from each of the schools. 

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Hello @martinturner

It's nice to see a digital marketing professional join us here with a certain level of skill sets in Website development and App development is an asset. Digital marketing is my foray too and i have been involved in community leadership positions for various groups and pages on social media, catering to more than 0.5 million users across the social media channels. In addition to that, during my time at previous company, I created and led as an admin for the project management groups on WhatsApp with teams from five major projects as well as created individual project groups to foster healthy discussion among the team members encompassing civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, commercial, hr, purchase, store, as well as operations team. I also moderated and checked on progress of five more improvement projects in the plant and resolved their issues as far as possible. I worked as an idea associate for Executive Director and reviewed project reports for completion and evaluation in his absence as well as led the efforts of Monitoring and Control division of Project Management Office while I also organized and conducted weekly, monthly project review meetings reporting directly to the Corporate Director. From training individuals on project management skills to resolving issues by coordinating with various departments, leading and creating the reporting standards, meeting teams on project site and giving effective feedback to the teams for improvement became my order of the day. But, most of my work revolved around keeping knowledge database and reports as well as presentation skills and working as an idea board to the Director which was great. In fact in my present occupation as Global Programs Director and President, I am looking after the pages on social media channels for the Institution too and also one of the admins of our Executive Board Group on WhatsApp. Thus, I am always on the digital sphere. 

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Hello @Vishalkale

I think you would like to talk about your experience and skills more here as well as network. You can let us know by talking about the course you are taking or anything interesting in particular. Feel free to network. 

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Hi everyone! Hi Mohammad! I’m Sebastian and I’m making progress in my first course on Coursera app. I was hoping to get help for reviews of an assignment because in my course there are very few people that can rate it. It’s a very short survey. I appreciate any help guys. Thanks 🙏 

https://www.coursera.org/learn/business/peer/oNAQ2/unit-2-assessment-2-your-survey-and-results/review/-ZTOL1lhEeqbRw57LRGofw

 

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Hi everybody.

My name is Msangi. I own a tour agent in Tanzania where i plan safari for different people around the world. My first course at Coursera was Accounting and introduction to social psychology. It was a great time engaging in this platform. I have enrol in digital advertising course and i want to do more digital marketing in order to enhance my business. Any suggetions? 

I welcome anyone who want to take a a safari adventure in Africa, i can assist you with the a great plan. Visit www.connectafricansafaris.com 

Thank you

 

Msangi

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I am PhD in Composite Structural Design from Cranfield University UK …...currently working as Professor at a University in Pakistan , am participating in this course to learn a little bit more about inspiring and motivating individuals …...hope to keep in touch with you guys….cheeroz

Hi @RobinS ,

I visited your linkedin profile. You are more than what you mentioned here. I think you should look for courses on Business and Accounting here.

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Thank you for your kind words.  Why do you say that?  Robin

Thank you for your kind words.  Why do you say that?  Robin

Simply because of your area of work in the past and your interest, I think you should definitely go through the business courses. Which of the courses, are you doing at the moment....

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Hello evryone,

it’s my first time when I join the forum. I’m from Tunisia in north Africa and I occuped the post of Head of E-Learning Department in the University. I would to exchange with you a new experience in the E-Learning. Someone can speaking about us.

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@Vija - Welcome to Business Community Forum.

It's good to see you here. After more than one and half years after the formation of this community I finally found you. I have been wondering where Mr Vijay was all these days? And, the only thought came to my mind was he might be busy with his job and other commitments thus he couldn't find time here on this community. Anyways it's never too late to start. We have shared many courses as Mentor. Leading people and teams specialization, Leadership in 21st Century Organizations, Improving Leadership and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations Specialization being my  favorites which courses you enjoyed the most or say are your favorite one's? 

Although I know you, If you want to add brief introduction of yourself for members of Business Community, you can do so here. 

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Hello @Ouwais

E learning department sounds new but enterprising given the popularity of E courses these days, I believe you might be familiar with the learning environment here with that of your University. 

Are you also using learning management system at your University? 

Coursera recently started Coursera for Campus which you can find here

I have seen many Universities integrate with Coursera for Campus. 

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@Mohammad Sameer Hasan 

Hi Mohammed, 

Very glad to meet you here after a long time. I was mentoring 5 courses all through this period. Even now I am mentoring those courses.

I was a bit busy at work last year. Now I am more relaxed and have spare time. Thought of helping the Coursera community. I think this is the best place for that.  

I saw a lot of posts made by you. You are doing an excellent job. Congrats ! and all the best to you.

Vijay

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Hello @Moses

You can introduce yourself more freely here. I guess you are taking the course on Teamwork Skills from University of Colorado which can be found here? Right! 

 

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Hello @Prince B

I saw your post in Business Community thus, felt, you would like to talk about yourself more, you can do so here feeling at home. 

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Hello @Mohammad Sameer Hasan 

Nice to meet you. 

Truly, I did a course on Teamwork Skills geared towards exploring a vast array of knowledge available, in the subject of  group communication. I look forward to my next project, where I can effectively apply these skills. 

 

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Hello @Prince B

I saw your post in Business Community thus, felt, you would like to talk about yourself more, you can do so here feeling at home. 

 

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Hello all, 

My name is Sahithy and it’s very nice to meet you all! I have only recently began my educational career in business. I am currently taking course called Accounting for Decision Making on Coursera.