Business & Management careers

When you join WBS you will have access to a wide variety of support, both during and beyond your studies

Guidance and workshops available to you
You will have access to a dedicated careers coach for your course, who has specialist knowledge of a range of industries and who can offer you advice and guidance – via skype or email - even before you arrive at WBS. Your careers coach will aim to meet you face to face for the first time in term 1 to give you one-to-one guidance right at the start of your Masters. You can also arrange one-to-one career guidance appointments when you need them throughout the year.

We know that applying for jobs can be a daunting process but our careers team can support you every step of the way.  This support includes checking your applications to make sure they are as professional as possible, and arranging mock interviews and mock assessment centres to help you feel prepared for the face to face part of the recruitment process.

CV workshops throughout term 1, as well pre-arrival CV advice and access to V Mock CV-checking software, will help you get your CV ready for any jobs that require early applications, such as those in investment banking and strategy consulting.

You can also boost your professional and soft skills through various other workshops during the year, such as:

  • How to use LinkedIn to find a job
  • Networking for careers fairs
  • Cultural awareness workshops
  • Consulting case interview training
  • Sales and trading and asset management simulations
  • M&A boot camp

 

 

 

 

Online resources

  • WBS Online Directory of over 30,000 students and alumni from across the globe.
  • V Mock CV checking software to help you build a high-quality CV, to give you a head start on applications.
  • Sonru video interview practice – more and more recruiters now use video, rather than telephone, for the first round of interviews. Free access to Sonru enables you to practise your video interview skills, watch yourself back, and get feedback from the CareersPlus team so you can improve.
  • Online jobs board
  • Blogs/advice pieces written by the experienced WBS CareersPlus team

Sector-specific insights and events
You will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of events offering you first-hand insights into a wide variety of industries and sectors. Events in the 2017/18 academic year have included:

  • Presentation: Consulting Sector Insights
  • Workshop: Consulting Case Study 
  • Presentation: HR Sector Insights
  • Presentation: Automotive Sector Insights
  • Presentation: Technology Sector Insights
  • Presentation: FMCG Sector Insights
  • Presentation: Finance sector insight
  • Presentation: ‘De-mystifying Finance: Sell side’
  • Presentation: ‘De-mystifying Finance: Buy side’

Corporate speakers
The WBS Corporate Relations team organise speaker events throughout the year, which provide a window into different organisations and job roles within a variety of companies. Companies who have presented in the 2017/18 academic year have included:

  • L’Oreal
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Unilever
  • Barclays
  • HSBC
  • Womanthology.

 

Research seminars
If you are interested in the latest research developments, the research groups at WBS also host seminars by our own faculty and guest academics, where you can hear the latest academic theories by the people who are at the frontline of business and finance research. Their insights could help you decide whether a career in academia is right for you, or they could simply influence your approach to business practice as you progress through your studies.

What else can I get involved in?
There are over 250 societies at Warwick, ranging from sports, music, arts, politics and volunteering, to more career-specific societies such as Warwick Consulting or Warwick Business School Society.

Support after you leave
Just because your studies will end, doesn’t mean the careers guidance from WBS will stop. As a WBS alumnus you will have access too:

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