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Connecting Theory to Real Life: How AlphaSights Prepared me for the CEMS Programme

Yvo studied International Business at Maastricht University and has spent the past 10 months on the European Pre-Masters Programme at AlphaSights London. In September he will join the International CEMS Masters at Rotterdam School of Management and Copenhagen Business School.

The vast majority of people who graduate from their Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands either continue studying or take up a board position in a student association. Neither of those options genuinely appealed to me, so I opted for

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10 Grammar Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Miranda joined AlphaSights in February 2015 and sits on the European Recruitment Team. She taught English in Argentina and France and shares her top tips on how to avoid making grammatical mistakes when writing a CV, résumé or cover letter.

Although the goal is to get an interview, what you choose to put on your CV - and how you choose to put it - says a lot about you. You may not have studied grammar since school, but make

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From The Startup Space to AlphaSights

Pete graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Information Systems. After graduation, Pete worked for two years at a startup, before bringing the sales skills he developed to his AlphaSights team in the San Francisco office.

In July 2014 I moved from Boston to San Francisco, trading snow and brownstones for palm trees and the Sierras. If that’s not cliché enough, just wait, because I went to work at a startup.

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The AlphaScholars Programme: Alternative Gap Year

Anna, Danielle and Max decided to take a gap year between school and university and joined AlphaSights in September 2016. Here are their reflections on their time so far.

Taking a year off before university can be an unnerving step into life after A levels. Whilst the traditional gap year may involve some mountain treks in South America, Full Moon parties in Thailand and inter-railing through Europe, we did something equally daunting. With the belief that we had ditched the

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Laura Parker: Intrapreneur and Growth Builder

Patricia is part of our Alpha-X team, which runs an Inspirational Speaker Series, amongst other projects. Here she writes about our most recent Lunch and Learn on entrepreneurship and building growth.

Last month we invited Laura Parker, Strategy Manager at RBS and Director of the Growth Builder Programme. She demonstrated the impact this programme has had on young businesses and shared her insight into how you can bring entrepreneurship and your passions to your daily life, to get more from

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Attracting Top Talent in a High-Growth Firm: My Industrial Placement

Ren joined AlphaSights in July 2016 as a Junior Talent Attraction Associate. She will spend 12 months with us as part of her year in industry studying Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath.

After nearly eight months into the world of work, I can only describe my feelings towards working life as a pleasant surprise. As expected, my initial dive into the adult world in a busy London office came as quite a shock to the system

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