Focus on Finance (3rd-14th October)

Focus on Finance is our programme of events designed to showcase the range of areas in the finance sector you can work in. Over 40 employers will be visiting the campus to
showcase their opportunities to QMUL students and give you a unique insight into their work. From Accounting to Investment Banking and beyond, this is your opportunity to find out more about the sector, and network with your potential future employer. 

What’s coming up?

Visit our Events page at for the full list of upcoming events, and to register your place. Here are a few highlights below, but see the link above for all events.

Tuesday 4th October: ‘Careers in Insurance – Discover Risk’ with The Chartered Insurance Institute

This session focuses on insurance and wealth management – it will include an overview of the Chartered Insurance Institute with case studies from graduates and a Q&A at the end.

Tuesday 4th October: Careers in Accountancy

There are many different strands to accountancy, and this session will look at the types of area you could work in at a large or small firm. The session will also take you through the qualification process, and look at topics like how you fit in ACA qualification with a working life. The event will be led by ICAEW and KPMG.

Tuesday 11th October: Applying for Insight Days and Internships

Attending insight days, and undertaking internships is more or less mandatory for a successful application to a graduate role in the finance sector. This session will go over the essentials of finding relevant work experience and will feature a discussion with current students talking about how they found their placement and what they did. 


Tuesday 11th October: Business & Finance Fair 2016

The Business & Finance Fair is for students who are looking to discover more information about a career in business and finance. The fair is designed to showcase the range of opportunities that are available in this industry, including work experience, internships and graduate opportunities.

Organisations currently booked include:

Bloomberg, CIMA, Civil Service Fast Stream, EY, FCA, Grad DNA, Guidepoint, HM Treasury, HSBC, ICAEW, Lloyds of London, Mistubishi, Moore Stephens, Mountbattern, PwC, Quartic Training, SEO-London, Teach First, Third Bridge, Willis Towers Watson with more to be confirmed.


Wednesday 12th October: Data Analytics Case Study led by Barclays

This workshop, run by the data science team at Barclays, will discuss the technical and commercial challenges involved in finding solutions. The session will be participatory and will hopefully spark your interest in thinking about data science as a career.

Wednesday 12th October: Lombard Odier Presentation 

Aimed at Masters Students looking to find out more about the popular area of asset management, this session will look at the work of an asset management firm and give you an insight into the work.

You might also find the following useful:

‘Getting into’ Banking & Financial Services guide

2017 graduate scheme deadlines


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