Each year UCD Career Development Centre, together with UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, take a group of business students to London to visit a number of corporate finance and consulting companies. This is an ideal opportunity to get an insight into a large corporate company, find out what the work is really like, and network with potential future employers.
This year’s trip took place from 1st to 5th September 2014 and included visits to UBS Bank, Societe Generale, Deloitte, ICAP, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting and Morgan Stanley.
A few comments from the students who participated in this year’s trip:
“I learnt so much about consulting and received top tips on application processes. I now have a much clearer idea of what goes on in these firms and all of the opportunities that are out there.”
“After this visit I realise with more conviction that a career in consulting will suit me, and set me up for any other career I would go on to do after that.”
“The activities were very good, especially with the employers who had interactive case studies and trading games. These helped us understand better how the businesses run, what thought processes they use in their jobs, and what approaches they take to solving problems.”
Have a look at our photo gallery to see some of what the students got up to:
Here’s a chance to find out what consulting really involves. If you’ve just completed your first year in college you’ll be eligible to apply for Boston Consulting Group‘s Insight Programme: a two day residential course for a select number of talented students, set in a luxury boutique hotel in the English countryside – from 11-12 September 2014.
Through interactive workshops and business case studies you will gain insight into life as a consultant, learn how to approach and solve complex business challenges, and develop core skills that will aid you in your studies and the career you ultimately pursue. In addition, you will be joined by BCG team leaders and experts who will offer their insight on some of the hottest business topics of today.
To apply for a place, send your CV and a cover letter to LONInsightProgramme@bcg.com, stating your motivations for attending and outlining key academic and extra-curricular achievements. BCG will be looking for exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, impact, team work and problem solving throughout school and university.
The Insight Programme is open to all students who have just completed their first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK and Ireland. BCG will cover the full cost of the Programme, plus travel within the UK and Ireland.
Accenture are looking for graduates for their 3 month summer internship programme. Those from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
There are a range of programmes in management, technology and analytics. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 3rd March 2014. Internships will commence on 3rd June and end on 29th August 2014.
You can meet Accenture on Belfield campus in the next few weeks – have a look on the Events page of our website to find out when and where.