Snapshot Scheme: New Beginnings

Snapshot Scheme: Class of 2014

   Holidays are upon us and we have now officially selected our new  Snapshotters  for the next year – exciting, eh?


For you stats-lovers out there, here are some nice figures from this year`s selection  process for the Snapshot Scheme:


v This Autumn term, we`ve received 270 online applications from students

v  We`ve held 99 interviews & met 99 great potential candidates

v  We`ve invited 53 students to attend our final stage of assessment: a Training & Assessment session

v  Annnnnd, finally… we`ve offered 38 new places on the Scheme 2013/2014

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Snapshot: One week to deadline

Only one week left to apply for the Snapshot: Your Insight into Industry Scheme!

If you haven`t yet applied for the Snapshot: Your Insight into Industry Scheme, this is the time to do it!

With the applications deadline fast approaching (Thursday, 31st October 2013), you have 7 more days to put in an amazing application and to get an interview for a place on the Scheme.

What are you waiting for?

You are missing out on….

…participating in challenges and team-building exercises – some are run by us and others will be facilitated by top recruiters.

…taking part in community fundraising projects and receiving funding to get you started with your entrepreneurial ideas.

…meeting with employers and Alumni from your chosen industry(ies) of interest.

…being awarded prizes, personalised references and employability scholarships.

…taking part in some cool social activities for you to network with your peers.

Put your application in today by going online to: http://www.city.ac.uk/careers/for-students-and-recent-graduates/insight-into-industry

With love from the Employer Liaison corner – Victoria


Snapshot: Wake me up when September ends

If you thought that Green Day`s “Wake me up when September ends” song was all about love – you are right. But what you did not know is that this American rock band also meant: Keep an eye out for the opening for Snapshot applications, 2013 intake!

   This year, applications can be submitted online from the 23rd September 2013         (start    of    Welcome Week – hooray, hooray) till the 31st October 2013! This gives you a generous 5  weeks to write up the best, and most exciting application form, which will ultimately land      you an interview with us, the Employer Liaison team.

So who are we looking for this year?

Energetic, enthusiastic, interested, passionate, and engaged students who are currently  enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course at City University London. Surely you  can find yourself in this description!

What should you expect during the selection process?

If you are successful at the interview stage and we are absolutely charmed by you, we will invite you to attend a training & assessment day in December – unfortunately, this will take place on City campus, and NOT at Winder Wonderland, but we do apologize for any inconvenience in advance! During this 2 hour session, we will tell you more about us, and expect you to show us what you are capable of! We don’t want to reveal all our secrets just yet, but you will participate in a variety of individual and group exercises.


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10 reasons why the autumn term is the greatest time ever

Buying textbooks…again. Choosing modules…again. Hating your timetable…again. Steadily rising number of coffees per day…again. Steadily rising number of hours spent in the library…again. Dreading deadlines and all-nighters…again. Looking for your warm jacket in the depths of your closet…again. Getting up before 10 (or even worse, 9!) in the morning…again. We could go on, couldn’t we?

The autumn term is about to start and we completely understand that you may find it a little difficult to switch from a summer mode to study mode…again. So, to ease your pain, I compiled a list of 10 reasons why, after all, the autumn term does not have to be so bad. Even better, 10 reasons why this autumn term can prove enjoyable!

  1. There are exciting Welcome Week careers events coming up…open to all, Freshers and non-Freshers are welcome to come along! Photobooth, Earn while you learn sessions (useful in case your finances post-summer need a bit of help…) and Lunch with Careers sessions – yes, free lunch every day, all week…plus you get a chance to meet us!
  2. Available on our web pages, there will be a brand new video giving you all the know how when it comes to booking in for events, searching for job and work experience opportunities and getting involved in various on-campus initiatives designed to equip you with top employability skills.
  3. Career Fairs are back – Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair on 2nd October, Engineering, Science & Technology Fair on 9th October and, finally, the Law Fair on 16th October – come and meet all those employers who have been looking forward to meeting you! Continue Reading

August: Endings and new beginnings in the Snapshot world

August. Not just the last Summer month of the year, but also the last month on the Scheme for our lovely Snapshotters.

As we approach the end of the programme, we looked back at the experiences we have had throughout the year: the challenges, the games, the new friends.

As a picture is worth a 1000 words (and our space here is limited), I want tell a short story of Snapshot “Class of 2013” in pictures:

It was all a bit awkward at first – so many unfamiliar faces …

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