Nadim Ahmed, second year BSc Accounting and Management student, recently attended the Grant Thornton group exercise practice. He tells us more about his experience below… What happened? We were given an assignment brief which outlined the objectives of the project and the main questions we were required to answer; this was supplemented with theoretical data. Then … More Student story: My first assessment centre group exercise practice
You’ve sailed through the online tests, you’ve done the e-tray, you’ve passed the video interview- and now it’s on to the Fast Stream Assessment Centre. Well done for making it so far! Read on to find out how to give the FSAC your very best shot, and don’t forget to read the FSAC Guide (*updated … More How to Smash the Fast Stream Assessment Centre
If you have been invited to an assessment centre, you might find that you will be asked to give a presentation. Usually you’ll be given information about how long the presentation should be and, in most cases, you will also be given a topic to present on. If you are not given a topic in advance, … More Preparing for an Assessment Day presentation
What is commercial awareness? Commercial awareness is sometimes also referred to as ‘business focus’, ‘client focus’, ‘business understanding’ or ‘passion for business’. Basically it is about having an interest in, and an understanding of, the business world that organisations operate in. This includes: familiarity with the company (its customers, competitors and suppliers) knowing what is … More Commercial awareness: how do I show employers I have it?
The short answer is practice. The long answer is… more practice. That might sound simple enough, but getting the right type of practice is key to effective preparation that will hopefully ultimately boost your test score. Careers & Enterprise have a subscription to full length psychometric tests, which provides feedback on your performance with tips … More Tips to improve your numerical test score
After the rush of Autumn application deadlines, Winter is when successful candidates go through to the next stage of the selection process and are invited to take part in an assessment centre. But what is an assessment centre and how should you prepare? In answer to the first question, an assessment centre normally takes place at … More Spotlight on assessment centres
The Project Careers & Enterprise are currently running a programme called QConsult which is funded by the financial services firm J.P. Morgan. The scheme is open to high potential undergraduates at QMUL who may face barriers to finding employment. The scheme enables teams of four or five students to work on a mini consultancy project, … More Plane Crashes, QConsult, and Assessment Centres!