Regain the crown for Reading at the CISCO University Challenge 2017

Following the success of last year’s edition, CISCO are delighted to announce that they are hosting another event this year, between 26th – 27th October.

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CEOing for a day

 

Have you heard about CEO for a Day programme?

Organised by Odgers Berndtson, it provides mid-Year students the opportunity to spend a day shadowing a successful CEO. As an undergraduate, you apply to spend the day with a top Chief Executive and learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Britain’s leading business and organisations. This is how this scheme is designed to uncover some of the UK’s most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.

Happening for the first time in the UK in 2016 with 15 students, CEOx1 Day welcomed the participation of big companies and organisations such as BT, ITV, Standard Chartered, Deloitte, Legal & General, The Cabinet Office and the National Trust. Following the pilot edition, it was regarded as an eye-opening programme by both the students and the professionals.  Apart from the immediate benefits of sharing the office with a CEO, tagging along at meetings and official work visits, there are the not-so-obvious advantages:

  • gain insight into how successful people operate;
  • get catapulted in at the last level of administration and get a better view of the long road leading there;
  • understand management, the priorities and duties which come with it;
  • learn more about a specific industry from a top position;
  • gain relevant experience to succeed in your potential career.

The former participants left the scheme more knowledgeable about what being a CEO involves, feeling the real taste of success and responsibility and hoping to become suitable for such a role in the future. You can read their opinions to find out how this sort of experience may change you.

Now, do you want to share the tasks of a CEO, his office and one-day’s schedule? Do you have what it takes to do this? Create your professional profile with the help of the Careers consultants and apply for the amazing experience until June 30.

2016/2017 Graphic Design Competition

1. Brief

To enter the competition, you need to design the following display stands focusing on the social/cultural benefits of studying at your University/College.

In your designs, please try and create stands which showcase the best social/cultural aspects of studying at your University/College. You need to ensure the branding is consistent across the display stands and the design fits with the dimensions of the stand, whilst all the time trying to appeal to prospective students who may want to study at your institution.

To be eligible you will also need to provide a 250-300 word description which explains the inspiration for your designs and how you think it will stimulate interest in your institution and its city.

Please use the two display stand templates below for your design. Any images/logos you use in your artwork will need to be high-resolution (preferably vectorised) images set up at a minimum of 300dpi. Save and send your artwork through as a print-ready PDF.

2. Judging & Prizes

Three winners will be chosen from the submitted entries by a 4-man panel made up of graphic designers and design professionals from Display Wizard.

The winners will be evaluated on how their design/essay conveys the following: consistent branding across displays; appeal to prospective students and consideration of the stand dimensions in the design proposal.

STUDENT PRIZES:

  • 1st: A Wacom Intuous Pro Medium Graphics tablet worth £299.99
  • 1st: £500 grant; 2nd: 100 grant; 3rd: £50 grant
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Display Wizard Certificate and publicity through Blog posts and social media.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: The chance to work on a real-life marketing project and showcase your work to The Design Council, University marketing department, the large-format print industry and the wider design world.
  • Summer internship with Display Wizard (optional)

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PRIZES (TO BE AWARDED TO THE INSTITUTION OF THE WINNING STUDENTS)

  • 1st: One 3×3 EventPro Curved Pop Up Stand with branding designed by student.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: One Swift Banner Stand with branding designed by student.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: A useful competition that can be integrated into the course curriculum.

3. Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate students taking part in an art, graphic design, visual communication, creative advertising or marketing course at a UK-based University or College. Proof of student status needs to be provided with application.

4. Application

To apply, please submit your designs for the two display stands along with your accompanying essay using the brief above any time before the 1st May 2017.

You can submit your essay and 2 designs to scholarships@displaywizard.co.uk. Please include your name and educational institution when submitting your design. If you have any questions on the competition please use the same address.

KPMG International Case Competition – Applications now open!

Fancy your chances at winning an all-expenses paid trip to Lisbon with KPMG’s International Case Competition?

The 2017 event in Lisbon, is the ultimate opportunity to accelerate your awareness of global business while gaining a unique cultural experience.

KPMG’s International Case Competition is a chance to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people and travel to places you may never have been before. If you win the UK final of the case competition, you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to the international final in Lisbon. There, you’ll have the chance to network with your peers from around the world as you compete for the global title.

The International Case Competition gives you and three teammates the chance to work on tough business problems. For each business problem you are presented with, you will be given three hours to solve a challenge that mirrors the sort of work our teams do here at KPMG. It’ll test your ability to work on real client problems to come up with innovative and market driven solutions. It’s also a unique platform to showcase agile thinking and prove that you’re ready to embark on a successful business career.

How to apply

You don’t need to be studying a particular subject to take part, but you do have to have:

  • An interest in business
  • Strong leadership and task management skills
  • Composure under pressure
  • The ability to absorb a range of information quickly, think through ideas and present solutions
  • Your team must be composed of 2 Males and 2 Females
  • Finally, meet KPMG’s minimum academic requirements

Most of all, you must be prepared to challenge your own thinking and to encourage others to be their best. It takes flexibility and teamwork to come up with business solutions that are truly innovative and refreshing.

To find out more and register your team, please visit our website.

 Make sure you register your team as soon as possible for your chance to win.

 Good luck with your application!

Help us help you and you could win a year’s worth of Netflix vouchers!

The Trendence Graduate Study is an annual research survey that asks students about their career aspirations and the employers they are targeting to work for in the future.

Last year nearly 950 University of Reading students completed the survey. Can you help us go one better and reach 1000 this year?

Your feedback will tell us how satisfied you are with your careers support and the wider university experience, as well as which employers you aspire to work for.

Take the survey now: www.trendence-gradbarometer.co.uk
It only takes 15 minutes (and you can take it on your mobile!)

In return for your help, you could win £50 Ed’s Easy Diner vouchers (exclusive prize to UoR students), whilst  trendence are also giving away vouchers for 1 year’s worth of Netflix!

Good luck!

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Would you like to know more about trendence? Here’s some extra information:

The trendence Graduate study is the UK’s most comprehensive piece of research into students’ views on graduate careers and recruitment: over 52,000 UK students took part last year. trendence also powers The Guardian UK 300, so ranking your favourite employers is a great way to influence their status in the publication.

trendence is an excellent tool for helping students to think about graduate careers: the questions require you to rank employers in a variety of ways, helping you to think laterally about your career options and why you like, or don’t like, certain companies.

Your answers are completely anonymous. You are welcome to read our data protection policy.

trendence abides by all MRS codes, ESOMAR codes and ISO 20252. We are conducting this survey in partnership with your Careers Service.

2016 Undergraduate of the Year Awards are now OPEN!

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11 awards, from 11 employers, for 11 students to become the Undergraduate of the Year 2017!

Top companies are looking for the best undergraduates in 12 different sectors which include IT, Engineering, Marketing, Mathematics, Humanities, Business and Management to name but a few.

There are some great prizes on offer which include internships, places on graduate schemes, iPads, director lunches and international trips! Not only that, you will have proven yourself to be amongst the best and most employable students in the country. The ten best students from each award will be invited to attend the prestigious Awards Ceremony in Canary Wharf in April!

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2017, but make sure you get yours in early to stand a better chance! Apply and find out more HERE!

EntryPark offer two exciting opportunities!

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EntryPark have two exciting opportunities on offer to students that you don’t want to miss.

Blind Applying campaign (international internships program)

Blind Applying is an easy way for you to explore the global working world. As an applicant, you do not know which opportunity you are most suited for, so you CV decides for you!

Find out more at: http://www.blindapplying.com/universities

Online Talent Communication Study

All you have to do is answer questions about how you utilize career sites, social media and mobile platforms during your job search

You will immediately receive insights on how to improve your job applications and you will also receive a report compiled from our research with tips and advice on how to find the right employers and careers.

In addition, you will also have the chance to win awesome prizes – such as a trip to Stockholm.

Find out more at: https://www.entrypark.com/opportunities 

Cisco University Challenge 2016: Registration now live!

 

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This prestigious event gives you the opportunity to compete against the best universities across the UK and Ireland. Taking place between 20th – 21st October 2016 at our EMEAR HQ, we will invite five students from each of the top 15 universities throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

From each university we will be seeking a team of five students to work on solutions related to emerging technologies within our increasingly digitized world. The problem statements will be derived from enterprise use-cases developed from daily challenges encountered by our customers and partners. Each task will give the teams an opportunity to develop a fresh and innovative approach to creating solutions in software.

This event will encourage and enable the students to work in a collaborative environment, that will give the teams real world experience in one of the world’s leading technology companies.

The challenge will be open to multiple degree types and will be targeted at first year students, students looking for a year in industry and final year students with graduation expected in either 2017 or 2018. This includes BA, BSc, MSc & PhD students. The winning university will receive prizes and trophies.

We are happy to announce that the registrations are now live! Registrations for the event along with more detailed information regarding the requirements, FAQ, and expenses for the location of your university can be found here.

 

 

Graduate of the Year 2016 from Adzuna!

Adzuna.co.uk are on the hunt for Britain’s top graduates and are offering some great prizes to the brightest and best in their field.grad of the year

Adzuna has teamed up with some of the sharpest business minds and best companies in the UK to select and reward the top graduates of 2016. We’re giving away some amazing prizes including £1,000 cash, work experience at a top UK company, a CV clinic with a famous entrepreneur and much, much more.

So if you’re top of the class, captain of the rugby team or Student President… you’re in the right place.

The selected UK finalist will receive a certificate and a prize before going on to compete for the International Graduate of the Year title with finalists from Germany, Russia, Poland, Australia, India, Canada, South Africa, Netherlands, France and Brazil.

Find out more and enter now at: https://www.adzuna.co.uk/graduate-of-the-year.

Katy claims the prize!

3Way back in May we invited all University of Reading students to take part in a short survey with the chance to win a £20 voucher for The Oracle, Reading (See the link here: http://bit.ly/29d75pT).

Well with the survey closed and the results in, we are pleased to announced that the winner of the voucher was English Literature student Katy Corderoy!

Katy will use the vouchers to stock up on bits and pieces for her holiday to celebrate recently finishing her internship! Well deserved Katy!