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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 →

June 15, 2016
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Advice for offer-holders 2016

As summer approaches, and you are making your plans, the following information may help you to prepare for joining Cass Business School in September. This advice is designed to help you avoid the most common problems encountered by students in the final weeks before joining the course. Please read it carefully, as it is advisable to plan ahead, particularly if you require a T4 student visa, rather than have lots to prepare at the last minute. Continue Reading →

April 18, 2016
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How to submit your Cass Scholarship application

We are pleased to announce that we have now started accepting applications for scholarships for September 2016 intake.

We understand that undertaking a Masters can be a significant investment. Every year Cass Business School is able to offer a number of scholarships to assist academically outstanding applicants who are in need of financial support – maybe this year you will be one of the lucky recipients!

Please see our scholarships page for details of what’s on offer, and the eligibility criteria for each award. We are still waiting for final confirmation on a few scholarships, and we will update the website when this is received.

Each scholarship has its own application form, which must be completed in one sitting. 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 →

December 14, 2015
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Spotlight on MSc Finance

Wondering what you might expect as an MSc Finance student at Cass Business School? Read on…

Why choose MSc Finance ?

Founded more than 20 years ago, the MSc in Finance provides a solid background in the principles and applications of finance. By the end of the course, students will have a broad-ranging experience of quantitative techniques relevant to finance with a focus on financial issues in all industry sectors. There is a genuinely international, multicultural perspective with a global focus. It is a highly flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of career openings in the financial sector.

In 2016 the Financial Times ranked the course 5th in the UK for pre-experience Masters in Finance.

Take a look at the core modules and typical electives that are on offer. Some of our electives are taught in a block format overseas, which is a great way to make the most of travel opportunities whilst studying.

 

What employment opportunities are there?

The course sets students up with a strong foundation to gain employment in roles including investment banking, securities sales and trading, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private banking, credit products, financial and credit risk management and consultancy. However, the course does not limit graduates to those roles – in fact, the breadth of the course and flexibility of the qualification allow students to perform a wide variety of functions. Typical companies that our graduates go on to work for are Nomura, Lazard Asset Management, PwC, Renaissance Capita, HSBC, JP Morgan, and RBS. Continue Reading →

October 30, 2015
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Upcoming events

As we prepare to open applications for September 2016 intake (links to apply will open 2 November), now is a good opportunity to inform you of some upcoming events at Cass and around the world.

On-campus Information Sessions – Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8TZ

Learn about our courses through a presentation, before meeting members of our faculty and the admissions team at Cass Business School:

3 November 2015, 18:30 – 20:30 – Finance group and Quants group of courses. Sign up here.

19 November 2015, 18:30 – 20:30 – Management group of courses. Sign up here.

14 January 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 – Energy and Shipping courses. Sign up here.

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