BBC Apprentice star Jemelin Artigas visits FSB students to talk about entrepreneurship
By Kunal Chan Mehta | Article Date: 20 February 2020
BBC Apprentice star, entrepreneur, public figure and actress Jemelin Artigas received a very warm welcome when she visited FSB Croydon on 18 February 2020.
Jemelin Artigas (l) is interviewed by Kunal Chan Mehta (r), FSB’s Senior PRO, on her current work and future aspirations
Recently winning the nation’s heart on BBC’s The Apprentice, Jemelin inspired students with her successful network marketing business and bespoke entrepreneurship guidance.
Watch the event highlights here:
Jemelin, who appeared in series 15 of the show and was named by FSB students as their favourite Apprentice candidate of all time, is currently writing a book on her incredible journey that started from homelessness through to setting up successful events’ applications to working on films such as Fury (2014) alongside Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Michael Pena. Jemelin outlined that she is currently working on several new films and that she is only just getting started.
FSB’s Student Union President, Fatuma Hussein, said: ‘We are delighted that Jemelin came in to meet with our students and inspired us as a true ambassador for entrepreneurship. It is important that students are able to engage directly with public figures and role models like Jemelin – and FSB provides this platform for us.’
Jemelin talked with FSB students about her time on the BBC Apprentice and what it taught her, she said: ‘No matter what you do in life, make sure you do it to the best of your ability – and that the key ingredients for being successful in business are to remain patient, resilient and motivated.’
Jemelin, whose mantra in life is ‘don’t have problems, have solutions’, added: ‘FSB students are our future and they really inspired me with their business ideas and impressive thought-intensive questions on succeeding in life. They have a genuine and strong passion for academia and possess many important work-ready skills.’
FSB’s Deputy CEO, Mr Mohammed Zaidi, said: ‘Yet again FSB students have showcased their electrifying business proposals and practice to industry professionals. It clearly has been a very exciting and memorable event and we are all absolutely delighted with how helpful and motivating Jemelin has been to our students.’
Whilst at FSB, Jemelin discussed her forthcoming FSB blog that will focus on entrepreneurship skills and her desire to return to FSB for additional events.
See Jemelin’s clips from BBC The Apprentice – Season 15 here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008zsl/clips
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