Mercer CV & Cover Letter Workshop
11th March 2013
The Warwick Economics Society hosted a team from Mercer, who specialise in actuary, investments and consultancy who were available for appointments to go through students’ CV and cover letters providing hints and tips on how to succeed in the next application cycle.
Economic Consulting Presentation with Deloitte
7th March 2013
Deloitte joined us on campus for an event tailored towards postgraduates interested in Economic Consulting. Numerous representatives from the Consulting business joined us on campus with senior staff present. An extremely engaging presentation was delivered covering not only the practices undertaken within the Consulting business, but the wide variety career paths on offer at Deloitte. The representatives kindly joined us for drinks and networking after the event with the view to identify exceptional candidates.
Deloitte Pub Quiz
27th February 2013
Deloitte hosted a Pub Quiz on the in the Dirty Duck. In association with the Law & Sociology Society, the quiz will take place from 6-8pm with a selection of saucy prizes on offer. Come along with your mates or join one of our teams at the event! Free drinks on offer! The event will be followed by exclusive networking and drinks with Deloitte representatives!
Day in the City
30th January 2013
Warwick Economics Society teamed up with three of our sponsors to organise a busy, activity-filled day. We took a selection of 30 students, following an application process, to visit the offices of 3 sponsors, allowing them to gain a key snapshot into three different areas of the city. The sponsors involved were RBS, BP and Allen and Overy. This gave students a wide range of first hand exposure of life within the city and potential career opportunity.
Dine With Deloitte
6th December 2012
On Thursday 1st December, 40 students were selected for an exclusive Christmas Dinner with Deloitte at the Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa. Our primary aim was to allow students to gain a firsthand insight directly from current employees in varying divisions through quizzing them about their own experiences, knowledge and stories. With Christmas crackers, mince pies and exquisite food, this event was a huge success with places being heavily oversubscribed; resulting in only candidates with a high chance of being fast tracked getting selected. Good food, a great atmosphere and festive spirit saw Deloitte representatives and students staying longer than the assumed 10pm deadline, underlining the extremely positive feedback from the event.
BP Commercial Business Game
24th November 2012
BP is one of the largest marketers and traders of oil and gas in the world. Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) is BP’s face to the traded markets, including oil, gas & power, and a dedicated financial markets trading team. The Commercial business aims to maximise trading operations by creating value at every link in the supply chain. The Commercial business game gave students an insight into the fast moving markets that BP operates in and some of the commercial decisions that have to be made each day.
Citi IBD Case Study
22nd November 2012
Having received a large volume of positive feedback from the Citi Panel event, we pursued a second Citi event; the Citi IBD Case Study. Students got a firsthand insight into the deal process of the Glencore IPO in which Citi acted as the joint bookrunner. The event gave students a unique market insight into the IPO deal and industry itself and was well received by all sixty attendees.
RBS Capital Markets Case Study
15th November 2012
This interactive challenge was designed to help teach society members the basics and also help practice those all important presentation skills. Through a series of three challenges students not only learnt more about the Capital Markets and how this fits within the wider Markets division, but had the opportunity to work on a real life deals with senior representatives from RBS.
Citi Panel Event
10th November 2012
Our Citi Panel Event gave thirty students the opportunity to listen to and meet a range of Citi employees from the Investment Banking Department, Trading, Technology and Human Resources. The Economics Society arranged room booking and Networking Drinks for many of our career events, including this one, which gave students a chance to have an informal chat with the employees following the formal talk.
BP Trading Game
3rd November 2012
Our BP Trading Game allowed students to combine their interests in commodities trading with the quick-decision making that is required in a competitive team environment. With ten teams of five taking part, all ranging from different years of study and disciplines, the best team was the one that made the most profitable “arbitrage” and “speculative” trades in the light of new market information. Ultimately a team of first year students took first place – where the prize was a unique trip to the BP Trading floor in Canary Wharf and a chance to meet employees on the job. Following on from this success, we then also organised a BP Commercial Business Game.
RBS Moveable Feast
19th October 2012
RBS offered the opportunity to attend an exclusive invitation-only, progressive dining experience; a Moveable Feast in its truest sense. Successful applicants spent the evening devouring each course in one of three restaurants. At each restaurant they had the chance to dine with either a group of Graduates, Vice Presidents or Managing Directors. This provided a rare chance to gain real insight into the workings of GBM and get a step ahead of the rest, all over a tasty meal. Furthermore, guests who were identified as showing strong potential within the business had the chance of gaining a fast track for the application process.
A Day In The City: A Networking Trip To London
27th February 2012
Our flagship event; ‘A Day In The City,’ took place in February. Thirty students were taken to visit the offices of three of our sponsors (IBM, Allen & Overy, and CITI), allowing them to gain a key insight into different areas of city employment. Students gained unique exposure to a variety of career paths, networking opportunities with graduates and senior employees from all three firms as well as material to help prepare students for upcoming interviews and applications.
Teach First School Visit
1st February 2012
In February the Economics Society teamed up with one of our charity sponsors, TEACH FIRST, to give members the opportunity to gain work experience in teaching and charity work. It was an opportunity to volunteer to teach Maths or English to children in the local area who are bright, but in groups that are statistically unlikely to go to University. As a society we realise that not everyone wants to go into Investment Banking and and so it was great to see our members getting involved.