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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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Rating My Placement: 3 things you need to know about working at AlphaSights

Chris studies Economics and Geography at the University of Exeter and has spent the past 12 months on placement at AlphaSights London.

It’s not often you hear the words “hard work” and “fun” in the same sentence. Looking back on the last 12 months, I would definitely describe my placement at AlphaSights as both of those things. Here’s what I think you need to know if you’re thinking about applying for a placement or internship at AlphaSights.

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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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3 Simple Ways to Stand Out at Career Fairs and Networking Events

With recruiting season just around the corner, Ren, a Talent Attraction Associate at AlphaSights, has some advice on how to stand out at a Career Fair.

Your first interaction with an employer may well be at your University Career Fair. Although it is not an interview, it is definitely an opportunity for you to differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd. The best way for you to make a good impression with the people who could potentially be interviewing

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