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September 8, 2017
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How to get the most out of the MSc Careers Fair on September the 29th

In our last blog entry Relationship Manager, Sara Williams, talks you through how to best prepare for the annual Cass MSc careers fair….

 

About the Fair:

Cass holds its annual careers fair for MSc students during the induction period before term begins – this year it is taking place on Friday 29th of September and full details will be given in your induction presentation as well in the fair guidebook you will receive in the induction week.

Careers fairs give you the chance to meet employers face-to-face, and to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available. The recruiters are trying to market their organisations to you. However, the Careers fair is also an opportunity for you to market yourself to potential employers.

Why do we hold it so early?

We hold it at this time because many of the employers attending the fair will have already opened their graduate recruitment process and many will have deadlines for applications in October / November.

How to prepare:

It can be difficult for students to stand out at Fairs as there are so many people there and it can seem overwhelming. Continue Reading →

August 30, 2017
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The UK Graduate Recruitment Market in 2017

The UK Graduate Recruitment Market in 2017

In the second of our guest blogs from the careers service – David Shute, MSc Careers Relationship Manager, gives you an insight into what the outlook is for the graduate jobs market in 2017…

We often get a lot of questions early in the year from students about what their options are for getting into the job market in the UK. Here we explore two popular options for Cass students; graduate schemes, and entry level vacancies.

Let’s start with the most popular and the one that might need your most immediate attention – Graduate Schemes. Continue Reading →

August 16, 2017
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Hello and welcome from the Cass Careers & Professional Development team!

Many of you will be looking to study an MSc with a view to using it to help either start or progress your career. With that in mind engaging with Cass Careers and making the most of the opportunities and resources available to you should be high on your list of priorities.

The Careers team have a wealth of experience from across different industries and know what it takes to stand out from the competition, whether you are applying for a graduate position, an internship or an experienced hire role.

So how can we help?

Once you have paid your deposit you can start engaging with the careers team. Some of the Key ways to engage with Careers will be;

Cass Careers Online (CCO) – Once you start your course you will be given access to CCO which is our online careers portal. With everything from careers resources and job vacancies to registering for events and booking one to ones it provides invaluable assistance at every step of your career search. Continue Reading →

January 11, 2017
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Spotlight on our Quants courses

Are you interested in studying one of our Quants courses, but not sure which one to apply for? There is increasing demand from employers for recruits with strong quantitative skills, so earning a Masters in one of our quantitative courses could be your key to success if you have the right background. Read on, as we focus on our quantitative courses, and what we are looking for in successful candidates.

The three quantitative programmes (MSc Financial Mathematics, MSc Quantitative Finance and MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance) share many similarities. To be specific, they share some of the same modules in Term one and Term two, such as ‘Asset Pricing’ ‘Derivatives’, ‘Fixed Income’, ‘Stochastic Modelling in Finance’ and ‘Risk Analysis.’ All programmes enable students to acquire the sophisticated mathematics and computer-modelling skills required to employ newly developed investment products and financial strategies for pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management decisions.

Each programme has its own specialism and career prospects associated with it. These differences are summarised below, in brief, along with the academic entry requirements: Continue Reading →

September 9, 2016
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How to get the most out of the MSc Careers Fair on September the 19th

In our final blog Careers Relationship Manager, Charlie Statham, gives us an insight into how you can prepare for the annual MSc Careers Fair.

About the Fair:

Careers fairs give you the chance to meet employers face-to-face, and to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available. The recruiters are trying to market their organisations to you.

Cass holds its annual careers fair during the induction period before term begins – this year it is taking place on Monday the 19th of September between 14:00 and 17:30 at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD.

Why do we hold it so early?  We hold it at this time because many of the employers attending the fair will have already opened their graduate recruitment process and many will have deadlines for applications in October / November

The fair is an opportunity for you to ask questions and market yourself to potential employers. Often the stands will be manned by graduate recruitment staff, recent alumni and / or senior managers.  It can be difficult for students to stand out at Fairs as there are so many people there and it can seem overwhelming. Being prepared therefore is the best way to make a good impression and get noticed. Continue Reading →

August 11, 2016
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The Graduate Recruitment Process in the UK

In this week’s blog Sara Williams, MSc relationship Manager in the Careers team at Cass will be looking at some of the stages students will go through as part of a graduate or internship scheme application process….

 

Not long now! With only a few weeks to go until we welcome you on campus at Cass and we are all really looking forward to meeting you. This week we’ll be taking a closer look at what you can expect in a graduate or internship recruitment process.

The graduate recruitment process can be long and often daunting for many candidates who have never been through these formal processes before. Here at Cass we’re here to support you through this and have expert advice and guidance for you through each stage of the recruitment process whether you’re looking for an internship, graduate scheme/entry level role or an experienced hire!

A great place to start when applying for graduate roles or internships is by asking yourself…. Continue Reading →

August 3, 2016
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Where do Cass students get hired and what the alternatives to graduadte schemes?

In our last blog entry we looked at what the recruitment market looks like in the UK.

Here, MSc Careers Relationship Manager David Shute gives us an insight into where and how Cass students get hired, and looks at alternatives to joining graduate schemes.

Destinations of 2014/15 students

The top four recruiters of Cass MSc students in 2015 were the Big Four Professional Services firms – PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG.

Similarly, other top recruiters of Cass students in 2015 were large organisations in sectors such as Consultancy (e.g. Accenture), Banking and Financial Services (Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas), and Real Estate (JLL, Savills). Continue Reading →

July 29, 2016
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The Graduate and Entry Level Market in 2016

In the second of our guest blogs from the careers service Sara Williams, MSc Relationship Manager, gives you an insight into what the outlook is for the graduate jobs market in 2016…..

We often get a lot of questions early in the year from students about what their options are for getting into the job market in the UK. Here we explore two popular options for Cass students; graduate schemes and entry level/ graduate vacancies.

Let’s start with the most popular and the one that might need your most immediate attention- Graduate Schemes Continue Reading →

July 20, 2016
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Introducing Cass Careers

Hello and welcome from the Cass Careers & Professional Development team!

Many of you will be looking to study an MSc with a view to using it to help either start or progress your career. With that in mind engaging with Cass Careers and making the most of the opportunities and resources available to you should be high on your list of priorities.

The Careers team have a wealth of experience from across different industries and know what it takes to stand out from the competition, whether you are applying for a graduate position, an internship or an experienced hire role.

So how can we help?

Whether you have experience and are looking for your next career move or whether you are starting out in your career and are looking for your first role on a graduate scheme we can work with you to help you give yourself the best opportunity at gaining the roles you are applying for.  Once you have paid your deposit you can start engaging with the careers team. Some of the Key ways to engage with Careers will be; Continue Reading →

January 27, 2016
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Spotlight on Actuarial MSc Degrees

Interested in MSc Actuarial Science or MSc Actuarial Management but unsure which is the best fit for you? Read on, as we focus on our MSc actuarial degrees at Cass Business School…

Why choose MSc Actuarial Science/MSc Actuarial Management at Cass Business School?

The MSc Actuarial Science and MSc Actuarial Management courses are accredited by the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – http://www.actuaries.org.uk/. Cass Business School was the first institution in the UK to have both undergraduate and postgraduate actuarial programmes fully accredited and is also recognised by other actuarial professional bodies around the world.

The programmes are delivered via face-to-face lectures from qualified actuaries, academics and other subject-specialists, complemented by dedicated online support, easy access to faculty members, and advice on study and exam techniques. Lecturers use their commercial experience and research expertise to deliver a challenging, relevant and intellectually stimulating course.

What employment opportunities are there?

Actuaries are experts in risk management. They use their mathematical skills to help measure the probability and risk of future events. There is a continuous demand for capable postgraduate level executives in the actuarial profession, whose members are among the highest paid in the UK. They work in fields such as insurance (life/non-life departments), consulting, government departments, banks and investment firms, teaching and research. Continue Reading →

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