Inaugural Banking and Finance job application workshop for Economics and Finance students
Within the framework of the Student Experience Programme led by Dr Phuong Doan, in October the Department of Economics and Finance in co-operation with BITS and BEFS student societies, organised Careers 1 - a workshop on successful job applications for the Banking and Finance sector for students in the Department. This was the very first time such an event was organised at Brunel, as part of a series of events to enhance the efficiency of the professional development activities for students.
Over 100 students attended the 4-hour workshop despite the rain, with lots of interesting questions and discussion, and most of them stayed till the end. A panel of eight students in the Department were invited to give presentations and share their experience with their fellow students. The panel members were those who had successfully applied for jobs in top investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, and global asset managers such as AXA Investment Managers, Big 4 professional services companies and global consultancy firms such as PwC and Mercer UK.
The interactive workshop provided the students with valuable and practical advice on careers choices, CV and cover letters, preparation and professional skills required in the sector, as well as tips for attending banking and finance interviews and networking.
Hamayon Faisal, a Level 1 student of Economics wrote after the event:
“…if offered the opportunity for me to plan for the future in order to become successful in a very competitive career. The Careers 1 event was extremely useful for me. I learnt many new things which would have been impossible without that valuable event.”
Dr Phuong Doan, organiser of the event added:
"In Careers 1, we have showed an excellent case of the positive experience that the students have whilst they are part of Brunel Economics and Finance Department. The workshop's success is attributed largely to the students themselves, the value of which we are keen on leveraging further in the future."
A video of the event if available on Youtube