Guidance and workshops available to you
You will have access to a dedicated careers coach who specialises in careers in the Finance industry 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 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 and commercial awareness through various other workshops and events during the year, such as:
Test your skills in an M&A Boot Camp run by SkillsGym or Asset Management and Trading simulation games run by specialist training company Amplify Trading. Experience what it’s like to be on the front-line of key finance roles, to help you decide if it’s the path for you.
Sector-specific insights and events
As a Finance Masters student, you will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of events offering you first-hand insights into the world of finance. Events in the 2017/18 academic year have included:
However you can also sign-up to attend insight events from a wide variety of different sectors to build your wider knowledge of business and finance in top companies. Events in the 2017/18 academic year have included:
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.
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:
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 Finance Society, Risk Management Society, Accounting Society 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: