Finance 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 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:

  • Private Banking and Wealth Management case study
  • Equity Research and Asset Management insight presentation
  • Banking and Finance sector insight events
  • How to use LinkedIn to find a job
  • Networking for Careers Fairs

Hands-on experiences
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.

Online resources

  • Instructus Markets newsletter giving fortnightly updates on financial markets, and interview advice.
  • Monthly video newsletter giving an overview of the major events in the financial markets and what you’ll need to know about when applying for jobs.
  • 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, which can be accessed even before you arrive at WBS, 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
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:

  • Presentation: Finance sector insight
  • Presentation: ‘De-mystifying Finance: Sell side’
  • Presentation: ‘De-mystifying Finance: Buy side’
  • Case study event: Private Banking/Wealth Management 
  • Financial Markets briefing
  • Asset Management & Equity Research Insight
  • Warwick Finance Network events - every month at WBS London, The Shard.

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:

  • Automotive Sector Insights
  • Technology Sector Insights
  • HR Sector Insights
  • Consulting Case Study workshop
  • FMCG Sector Insight.

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.

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
  • LNG Cap
  • Accenture
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Investec
  • Barclays
  • HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • BAML
  • JP Morgan.

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:

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