Imperial means intelligent business and this notion can directly be applied to the career events on offer at Imperial College Business School. From the moment I walked into Imperial College Business School, I knew I had made the right decision to do my MSc in Management here.
The events on offer have exceeded my expectations. They have come in incredible volume and quality, with each adding strength to respective applications. In just one month of the term, we have had the opportunity to participate in over 25 company presentations on campus, ranging from Barclays Investment Bank to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to name a few.
The career events started with introductory action-packed Investment Banking in Focus and the Super Saturday, Sales & Trading and Asset Management in Focus events. The two events outlined early on in the recruitment cycle the technical knowledge/commercial awareness needed to succeed in the process as well as invaluable networking opportunities with several industry experts and alumni from top firms such as Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, Nomura, Citibank, Evercore and Goldman Sachs, who were once in our position not too long ago!
Moreover, firm-wide on-campus events offered at Imperial ranged from Analysts to Managing Directors, coming to Imperial College Business School to offer us, students, first-hand insights into market movements and day-to-day aspects of the job. Not to mention the frequent careers fairs such as the Finance and Consulting Careers Fair held in September, which consisted of 27 participating companies allowing us to gain an understanding of the culture, ask questions and get insightful answers that cannot be found on company websites.
Aside from the popular Consulting and Investment Banking/Asset Management careers paths, the careers service also organised the Corporate and Technology Fairs for those who have interests outside of the former. Again, proving to be a great success and had 21 confirmed firms attend from Amazon to Unilever.
Last but certainly not least, the Careers and Professional Development Service (CPDS) at Imperial has been incredible. From CV and cover letter checks to assessment centre preparation – they’ve got your back through it all. I got a strong sense of this before I even stepped foot into Imperial College Business School when I accepted my offer, throughout the term, year and beyond. Finally, as Vittorio Cannizzaro nicely put it in his previous blog post ‘MSc Management… does provide you with the thickest armour, the sharpest sword and the hardest shield to tackle the inevitable job-hunting battle’ – which I have certainly found to be true!