PhD to Consulting Conference


Are you a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher?

The PhD to Consulting Conference is a one day annual event for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers interested in a career in consulting.

This year’s conference takes place on Friday 26th September at Imperial College, London. Aimed at PhD researchers who are looking to transition into consulting, this conference provides the opportunity to:

- learn about management consulting
– discover the value of your PhD in the consulting industry
– network with consultants from international firms

Speakers already confirmed include McKinsey, EY, LEK Consulting and Oliver Wyman.

Details on how to register for the conference can be found on the website

Win up to £1000 and a paid internship with Siemens


The National Student Challenge is your chance to take on the country, win cash prizes and a paid Siemens internship!

This unique online challenge offers the opportunity to perfect assessment skills similar to those used by leading graduate recruiters.

Improve your employability, enhance your skills and if you score in the top 50 you’ll be invited to the Grand Final this October (we’ll even pay to get you there)!

So what are you waiting for? Visit www.studentchallenge.targetjobs.co.uk and take the challenge today!

How an Internship Abroad can help your Future Career


Over 1500 students and recent graduates enrolled in CRCC Asia programs this summer in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and the majority came from UK universities. CRCC Asia are part of the British Council Generation UK campaign which enabled over 150 of those British students in receipt of a maintenance grant, to participate on their China Internship Program fully-funded. Continue reading

Participate in a usability study and receive a £20 Amazon voucher


Graduate Prospects is recruiting individuals to participate in a website usability study:

Where? The study will be conducted remotely. This means you can choose where you want to be. You will need to have access to a computer with internet connection and a telephone.

When? Mid-September, we will arrange a time and date to suit you. This will take no longer than an hour.

How? You will be invited to an online meeting, you’ll need your phone as well (we will ring you), then you’ll just be asked to look at a section of a website, use it and tell us what you think.

Interested? If you are interested please email usability@prospects.ac.uk by 12th September with the following information:

• Your name
• Which university or institution are your currently studying at?
• Whether you are an undergraduate/postgraduate
• Whether you are an international or home student.
• Year of study
• Subject of study
• Daytime phone number
• Email address
• Have you been to any careers events/fairs?
• Have you sought any careers advice?
• Have you sought advice on CV writing, application forms, interviews?
• A sentence or two about career plans you have (if any).

Recording: Please note that the sessions will be recorded for internal use at Graduate Prospects and viewed by Higher Education Careers Advisers to allow us to improve the user experience of the website.

Your details: Please indicate in your email if you’re happy for us to keep your details for any future website usability studies.

Free residentia​l leadership programme for students with disabiliti​es


Frontrunner for Disabled Students is a three day leadership and employability programme sponsored by Santander. Over 400 students from 100 universities across the UK have now attended the Frontrunner for disabled students programme. This is a free residential programme with the next course taking place in Nottingham from 4-6 November.

Frontrunner explores leadership by taking students behind the scenes of a city to find out how it works. Visit an incredible range of organisations and their leaders across different sectors (many of whom will be potential employers), explore local issues, how leaders are tackling them and the value of diversity in the workplace. The experience is authentic and the networks formed will be long lasting and directly beneficial to transition into work after university.

This is a 3 day residential course which includes free accommodation, travel during the course and food. The next course will be taking place from 4-6 November in Nottingham. To apply, please fill in an application form online. The deadline for applications is 29 September, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Krtik by email at Jan.Krtik@commonpurpose.org or telephone at 020 7608 8133.

Hackathon deadline extended


Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is expanding its current Technology Graduate Scheme by hosting our first Hackathon. Through it we hope to find the next generation of top talent and develop innovative web applications that will help you secure your future career, develop your skills and experience and secure a job at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

If you have a great idea for a web based app then this is the perfect opportunity to build it with a team of like-minded individuals who share a passion for web technology. A hackathon is great way to begin your career with a bang!

The deadline has been extended for one more week, so don’t delay.

For more information visit http://graduates.euromoneyplc.com/hackathon-2014/

Foreign Policy workshop, London 10 September


Invitation to students from international affairs think tank for young people, Future Foreign Policy www.futureforeignpolicy.com:

Future Foreign Policy workshop : ‘Strategic Foresight: The World in 2025′, hosted by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, Wednesday 10 September 4-6pm.

If you would like to attend, you can apply by emailing foundations@futureforeignpolicy.com with a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in the workshop, and including your degree course and university, by Friday 29 August. Continue reading