I mentioned this at inductions and we are now taking names for teams this year. This is a business simulation challenge that our team of physicists did brilliantly in last year, winning 3rd place out of 300 UK teams (many of them from Business Schools).
Fidel Elie, Ziyi Zhang, Adamos Spanashis, Brandon Christman, Imran Marwat
If you want to know more you can check out the overview , the student participant guide. and timetable
If you’d like to be part of one of the two teams we want to submit, please contact Judy Hardy or Rosie Edwards in the School asap. They will submit names to me and I have to register them on the UBC site before 24 October. I also need each team to nominate a team leader. Each team can have up to five team members. It’s a great experience to be part of and brilliant for your CV.
Here’s how team member Ziyi Zhang reflected on the Challenge:
“Thank you for being at the competition and supporting us throughout this experience. I realized studying physics not only made us “book smart” but also taught us critical and logical thinking which can be applied beyond academics”
Get in touch with Imran and his team – they’d be happy to tell you about their experience.
Tim Woolins, Mathematical Physics graduate, University of Edinburgh
I have been working in production support through the Alumni Graduate Programme by MThree Consulting for just over a year, placed on the Deutsche Bank trade floor as a primary contact for front office, specifically the European Rates & Credit desks. My day to day work involves working with traders, developers & business analysts over a wide range of topics from risk/PnL to e-trading. To say it’s a challenging role would be fair, though not for the reasons I initially expected.
I quickly found that some skills I thought would be absolutely necessary to function in such an environment redundant, and things that I already had by virtue of my studies at university were far more valuable than I realised. I can safely say that being presented with a problem, and being able to take logical steps to find a solution on my own is one that I took for granted that I developed during my time at university.
If I could offer my former self one piece of advice, it would be to start earlier.
I knew I was not going into academia any further, and knowing orbital mechanics or quantum field theory is definitely not integral to my job, the value of the degree is in the underlying skills gained during your studies. Perhaps most useful of all is the ability to quickly understand new ideas and abstract concepts. Look over a wide variety of roles, for something you have a genuine interest in, and if you apply yourself you will excel with ease.
Tim Woolins, Production Support Analyst – MThree Alumni
Physicists fit really well into what we do. They seem to have the right skill set of scientific thinking, problem solving and data interpretation.
Jonny Press, Director, AquaQ Analytics
I am just back from the EGRF where I met Lorraine Carr from Semefab and Jonny Press from AquaQ Analytics. Both employers are really keen to recruit our physicists.
You can find them and their vacancies on MyCareerHub
One of current students, Jacob Smith is just about to start a summer placement with Semefab. I will be asking Jacob to do a couple of guest blogs over the summer.
Could you get excited about a career that allows you to solve some of the most complex problems that the world’s businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and non-for-profits face? If the answer is “yes” a career in consulting could suit you.
McKinsey is coming to Edinburgh on 3oth September to introduce penultimate and final-year undergraduate, and master’s students, to the work they do through an interactive case study workshop. Designed and delivered by McKinsey consultants, you will get the opportunity to:
- Learn problem-solving skills that will help you in your academic work, as well as other job applications
- Be guided through the interview process
- Network with McKinsey consultants over drinks to get all your questions answered
Closing date is 22nd September so find out more and apply here
Need a bit of inspiration? Several of our physics graduates have gone into consulting. Check their profiles on LinkedIn
Thomas (with an Ordinary degree)
BCG invites you to apply for the UnlimITed 2016 case workshop in Paris and guide a leading company to success by evaluating a strategy solution to address their biggest challenge. Based on a real BCG project, discover how technological innovations can create a decisive competitive advantage for their clients.
Together with BCG consultants from our dynamic Technology Advantage practice and 50 top students from universities in Europe and the Middle East, you will gain an in-depth understanding of your client’s situation, identify the improvement ideas with the greatest potential, and present your execution plan to the client’s board.
Along the way, you will learn the methodologies and approach of the world’s leading strategy consultancy, and face new challenges that will enable you to grow personally and professionally.
This event is open to outstanding university students and postgraduateswith an affinity for both IT and strategy, proven through studies or extracurricular activities.
Please visit their website to view more information about our event.
Deadline for applications is the 6th of September.
The Boston Consulting Group is also on MyCareerHub