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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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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Meeting Market Porter

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For the latest edition in London’s Alpha-X Inspirational Speaker Series, Stefan Porter joined the team last week for drinks, snacks and a short presentation, sharing his exciting business journey so far.

Last week in the London office, we were lucky enough to welcome Stefan Porter, entrepreneur and food expert, to AlphaSights. After graduating with a degree in History and German from Cambridge, Stefan Porter made the bold decision to ignore more traditionally glamorous career paths chosen by his peers

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AlphaSights in action with our Knowledge For Good partners

Rébecca joined AlphaSights in May 2014 after graduating from HEC Paris and working in Finance. At AlphaSights, she heads up a team within our Capital Markets segment and is a key member of our Knowledge For Good committee. Here she shares insights and an update on the initiative.

Not-for-profit organisations tackle some of the world’s toughest issues, from access to education and healthcare, to poverty and human rights. The AlphaSights Knowledge For Good initiative (KFG) aims at leveraging AlphaSights’

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