This year two teams (yes two!!) of undergraduate physics students from University of Edinburgh, mentored by Standard Life Investments and iHandover have reached the semi-final of the IBM University Business Competition on Friday 23 Feb.
It’s a hugely competitive, prestigious competition so big congratulations to team leaders Anna Oprandi and Freddie Ferguson and their teams (Dafydd Cian, Jon Maxey, Luke Stevens, Sophia Self, Keir Parker-Mian, Georgia Clark, Brinley Terrell and Aidan Marshall)
At the semi-final they will be running a completely different company and all teams start from the same position regardless of how they performed in Round One so they all have an equal chance of reaching the Grand Final. The biggest difference will be that they will have a lot less time in which to make decisions. They also have the opportunity to meet people who are responsible for the recruitment of graduates into their organisation so this is an opportunity to ask questions and to find out just what they are looking for in their recruitment processes.
Got everything crossed for the final in London on 16 March!