Act quick – Careers Events for Disabled Students

We’ve got details of two pretty exciting looking career events for students with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Investing in Talent gives you the chance to find out about opportunities available in Investment Banking, and BlackRock are also hosting a networking evening where you’ll be able to meet members of their Ability Network. Both these events are very soon, so we wouldn’t recommend hanging around if you’re interested….

Investing in Talent – Friday 19th October

Investing in Talent is an exclusive, interactive careers event for talented and ambitious undergraduates, with a disability or long-term health condition, who want to find out more about the exciting career opportunities available in investment banking.

It might feel like an extra mile as a student to take on work in a new environment, however, focusing and being aware of your strengths and competencies when you are applying for a job meeting your criteria can be quite a rewarding experience. Our advice is to take your time to read through the different banks that you will be meeting at the event – being as prepared as possible is the key! The banks participating in the current event include among others; Barclays, Citi, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Goldman Sachs.

This is a good opportunity for you to reach out and discuss possibilities, or any questions you might have for the representatives of these organisations.

Despite the challenges students with a disability or long-term health might face, your skills and competencies are much better than you might realise. These organisations see your potential and are ready to tear down this wall by finding alternative ways of making sure your workday functions for you, and with you. They know that you have unique abilities and that many others can also learn from you!

What to expect:

* An introduction to investment banking

* Recruiter-led skills sessions

* How to be open and request adjustments

* Panel discussions with senior bank representatives

* Networking over drinks and canapes

How to enter:

* Be a first or second year student graduating from university in 2020 and 2021

* Have a good academic track record

* If you have mitigating circumstances which have prevented you from achieving these grades, do inform them in their application and it will be taken into account.

* Have a passion/interest in investment banking and desire to explore a career in this sector

The application should include: CV and cover letter

*This event is open to undergraduate students with a disability or long-term condition, including but not limited to: visual and hearing impairments, mobility impairments, Asperger’s Syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health conditions, speech impairments and major illnesses such as cancer and MS. To learn more about this event, visit the event’s website. 

BlackRock Insight Day – 22nd October (registration closes soon!)

BlackRock is hosting a networking event in their London office for students with a disability, long-term health condition or caring responsibilities to hear more about career opportunities in the asset management industry and to meet representatives from their Ability Network.

They offer full-time Analyst, Summer Analyst and Spring Insight positions in Analytics and Risk, Advisory and Client Services, Corporate Functions & Business Operations, Investments, Relationship Management & Sales and Technology.

This event will run from 18:00 – 20:00. Economy travel expenses from outside London (up to £100) will be covered. Registration will close 1 week before the event date so early application for this event is encouraged!