The AlphaSights Blog

Welcome to the AlphaSights Careers blog. Read on to learn more about our industry, offices, and the AlphaSights way of life.

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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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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Teach First and AlphaSights: Shaping the future.

Connor Brown studied History at the University of Edinburgh and has just finished his first year as a participant on the Teach First Programme. He joined AlphaSights this summer for an internship designed to bridge the gap between teaching and business.

At the end of the school year, I watched proudly as my class of 5-year-olds marched out of the door for the last time. They were small in size, but enormous in personality.

Fast forward two weeks, and I

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Intern to Full-Time: My Path at AlphaSights

Oren started as a Summer Associate at AlphaSights before earning a full-time role. He now works on the New York Corporate Segment.

Intern season - NYC’s favorite season, of course. The subways are extra crowded with sweating overly dressed college students eager to make a good impression to their employers. A short year ago I was one of those too, except I was fortunate enough to be approaching the least conventional summer internship I’ve ever had.

Most students

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Looking for an Internship? Keep This in Mind

Prior to embarking on the journey to find a full-time, postgraduate opportunity, it's important to take advantage of summer internships to cultivate your interests and develop real-life working experience. When searching for prospective internships, it's important to keep in mind the following questions.

  1. Will I be valued at the company as an intern? Will your role be grabbing lattes and faxes or will you be responsible for contributing to day-to-day business affairs? Typically rapidly-growing companies like AlphaSights provide an 'all

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AlphaClustering

In economics, “clustering” refers to a geographic concentration of businesses from interconnected industries, which helps some companies achieve competitive advantage. The best example of this is Silicon Valley; small firms achieve economies of scale because of their proximity to similar high-tech firms. Ideas are shared and connections are forged simply because a Google employee strikes up a conversation with a new startup founder at a coffee shop. Like we’ve found at AlphaSights, human progress and knowledge sharing is impacted

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