Guidance and workshops available to you
You will have access to a dedicated team of careers coaches including one who specialises in careers in the finance industry and who can offer you advice and guidance – via video call or email - even before you arrive at WBS. You can meet with your careers team face-to-face or virtually right from the start of your course 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 advice and and access to V Mock CV checking software will help get your CV ready. You can also boost your professional and soft skills and commercial awareness through various other workshops and events throughout the year, including:
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. Previous events 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. Previous events 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 previously 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 to: