What a busy autumn term it has been for Careers at Imperial College Business School! I’m Bosede Ogunleye, Employer Relations Manager at Careers. I have compiled a quick tour of some of the highlights from our MSc Careers events this term.
We kicked off the year by hosting two Career Fairs; one focused on Finance & Consulting and the other Corporate & Technology firms. With over 1400 of our MSc students in attendance, the fairs provided a unique, early opportunity for students to connect with aspirational employers such as Dyson, Google, Unilever, McKinsey & Co, Accenture, Bloomberg, EY, and Kraft Heinz to name but a few.
One MSc student commented on how useful the fairs were:
I had the opportunity to network and meet alumni who are already working with companies I am interested in. I also could ask questions about the workplace, the culture and skills required to fulfil positions. In the end, I left more motivated with my job applications and encouraged to pursue a career in consulting.
Company visits and recruitment presentations
In addition, this term Careers had the pleasure of hosting some exciting company visits, giving students a real insight into the culture and environment of global organisations.
Back in October, students were invited to the Vodafone HQ in Paddington, to learn about Vodafone Enterprise and their Discover Graduate Programme. This visit gave students the opportunity to build their networks with industry experts and recent graduates.
The term also featured special recruitment presentations from top finance firms such as HSBC Asia, Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley, with over 150 students in attendance!
MSc Careers Week
In October we launched MSc Careers Week, an opportunity dedicated for students to focus on employer visits and presentations without the competing pressure of lectures and seminars!
A visit to the stunning A.T. Kearney offices was a highlight. 25 specially selected students from the Business School enjoyed a day of networking, case study practice and presentations with a range of A.T. Kearney representatives.
Out of the multiple Careers events I attended, I found that the A.T. Kearney analytics event was the most insightful. The event was held in their office with the whole analytics team in attendance, allowing people to see and speak with their potential future colleagues in a more candid way than an interview. I felt that it provided a sincere perspective of the culture and the environment of the team.
Anastasia Kouvela, UK Director of Analytics at A.T Kearney said, “The Analytics in Strategy Consulting event was a unique opportunity for Imperial students to visit our London office and take a close look into the life of a consultant. It was a vibrant and highly interactive day that included a networking breakfast, a Q&A session with the UK managing partner, solving analytics cases, presenting results and receiving feedback.”
The Careers Week also featured a visit to the spectacular Kraft Heinz offices at the iconic Shard. Around 40 students were given a real insight into the operation of this global FMCG company. For Kraft Heinz, working with our well prepared and insightful students is always enjoyable.
All this is not even mentioning our panel sessions, ‘Super Saturday’ sector events, workshops, webinars, etc!
This is just a flavour of some of the events delivered by Careers this term. If you are an employer who would like to connect with some of our students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.