Civitatis International Junior Associate Training Course

The Junior Associate Training Course: JUNIORASSOCIATE.ORG has been re-opened by Civitatis International and is an internationally respected residential course producing the highest calibre employable graduates of International Relations and the Social Sciences.

The Junior Associate course develops the skills and character of the Junior Associate in increasing intensity with continuous assessment and feedback for self-improvement. For those able to graduate from the Civitatis International Junior Associate course and who follow our advice there is a 100% success rate for them finding a degree relevant high-level job, with our help, within a few weeks of graduation from the course.

The course selects the best graduates in International Relations and other disciplines and entry to the course is highly competitive. Youtube testimonials from our Junior Associates and an application form to join the course are available online at: JUNIORASSOCIATE.ORG

Applications are now open for entry this summer and Michaelmas.


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GUEST BLOG: “Accountancy is boring” – myth busting

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Dan Yeo is Media & Online Relations Manager at an award-winning digital marketing agency.

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How you choose your degree course is an incredibly subjective process, differing greatly from person to person. 535,820 students applied to study at universities throughout the UK in 2015, a modest 1% increase in overall student numbers from the previous year. Most courses followed this trend, but some saw a significant decrease in numbers. However, some of the more traditional subject areas saw some great increases.

There was a 6% rise in applications to degrees in the Mathematical Sciences in 2015, which means an extra 2,530 prospective accountants, economists and bankers took their first step towards a job in finance. Unfortunately, though, for many of these budding accountants, their degree and career choice does come with a catch. The stereotype of the ‘boring accountant’ means many of them get more than their fair share of the jokes. While this opinion of the industry may be slightly old fashioned, there are still people out there who believe it.

Why do these perceptions still exist?

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GUEST BLOG: What is risk management and how do I get started?

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog Q&A with Opus Energy

Choosing a career is no mean feat, especially when there’s a plethora of paths to choose from.

Today we’re delving into the world of ‘risk management’ – a field you may not know much about. However, if you’ve got numerate or analytical skills, you may find that this type of work is right up your alley.

Matt is an Analyst at B2B energy supplier, Opus Energy. Read on to hear what he has to say about the intriguing field of risk management. 

Hi Matt – to start us off, what exactly is risk management?

Risk management is all about minimising the negative impact that potential events can have.

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GUEST BLOG: Statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Vicky Marriott, Promoting Statistical Insight (PSI)

Studying maths or statistics? Interested in using statistics to help bring life-saving medicines to market? A career as a medical statistician in the pharmaceutical industry could be for you.

PSI is a non-profit organisation which brings pharmaceutical statisticians together to collaborate, offer further training and network to shape drug development. We also run careers events and talks to try to raise awareness of the industry and the crucial role of a pharmaceutical statistician or statistical programmer.

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Looking for the world’s best and brightest students – world class Masters scholarship to study in China (in English)

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.
Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications are now open – full details on the website.

Crowdsourcing challenge

Take part in PwC’s crowdsourcing challenge and you could win £1,000

We’re excited to launch a new crowdsourcing challenge for students focused on identifying the key actions businesses should take to build trust in society.

The Challenge is focussed on a broad question:  What can businesses tangibly do to build trust in society?

Post your ideas, comment on other people’s ideas and vote on the ideas you think really stand out, and you could have the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of PwC Board Member’s and win £1,000 plus an exclusive work shadowing opportunity.

Register to take part. We’ll send you a password and link to the Challenge website