Year 1 Insight Day: Investment Banking for Women on 10 July – any degree subject

Investment banking is keen to recruit more female applicants – it doesn’t matter what subject you are studying for your degree. This is a great opportunity that is coming up in the next couple of weeks for Year 1 and  Year 2 (if you are doing a 4 year degree)- so apply soon!

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and RBC are running a careers event for female first year undergraduates interested in investment banking.It is an ideal opportunity for female undergraduates from all degree disciplines to find out more about investment banking opportunities within these companies and network with representatives from the firms, ­as well as a great insight day that students can add to their CVs.

FreshLook ­careers event for female undergraduates

DATE: Monday 10th July 2017

TIME: 15.30 -­ 19.30

LOCATION: London (travel expenses up to £75 reimbursed)

FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY: http://www.freshlookbanking.com/

FreshLook careers event for female first year undergraduates: Monday 10th July 2017. Hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and RBC in central London. Travel expenses reimbursed.


Live chat – How to be more productive at work. Thursday 15 June from 1–2.30pm

Easily distracted?

Find it hard top juggle your workload?

Learn how to turn this around with The Guardian’s Q and A livechat on Thursday 15 June from 1–2.30pm. Chat with the experts. Includes:

  • Techniques for improving your productivity
  • How to spend your time wisely
  • Advice on achieving a good work-life balance

Although the focus may be on working people, I am sure the advice will apply to students too!

To take part – see the link what you need to do in advance.

That’s my final post for the day!


Paid teaching internships

Did you know that there is now a national graduate teaching internship scheme – a paid opportunity for grads to try teaching? Next question………how many City grads have applied so far? Eleven. Yes, only 11, out of 350,000 applications nationwide. Internships last between 1 and 3 terms and start at any point in the academic year.  A paid opportunity too – sounds good to me!  Here is the website to find out more. A great way to test out if teaching is for you.





Volunteering opportunity with Sense

I’ve had an email about volunteering opportunities from a City graduate who now works at the charity Sense with Sense’s Tower Hamlets Befriending Service. She says “We offer weekly short breaks for children and young people who are disabled and have other complex needs in Tower Hamlets. Our befriending sessions could not happen without our fantastic volunteers who support the children and young people to get involved in their community. I think that City students and graduates especially those studying Health Sciences/Psychology, Sociology or who are who are interested in a related career or in social care or education would be amazing volunteers.

Volunteering as a befriender is great fun! Befriending sessions take place weekly, so students can build on their existing skills and enjoy new activities and experiences.  Volunteers plan activities with their buddies based on shared interests – from sports to pottery, cooking to canoeing; and in doing so will aid a young person to develop confidence and independence”.

You can read more about volunteering as a befriender for Sense on their  webpage at https://www.sense.org.uk/content/volunteering-tower-hamlets









What’s holding you back?

Here in the Careers Service, we see a lot of people who are starting out on their career, but we also see older people who are career changers who have come to City to do a course that will change their career direction. Whatever stage you are at, here is an interesting article that was featured in The Guardian about what sort sort of things can hold people back in the career – and what you can do about it. There are some useful tips! Challenge yourself to make a change – do something differently!