Temping – What It Is and Why It Is a Great Experience

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Over the summer, rather than sitting around at home, I decided to have a go at temping. Temping is temporary office work and can last from 1 day to several months. I believed that temping would be beneficial, as it would help me learn new skills and gain further work experience, whilst also earning money…. Read more »

Work Experience at an Insurance Brokerage House

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At the beginning of first year, I wasn’t exactly sure on what I wanted to do with my career – it seemed so far away and so alien that I didn’t really know where to start looking. So, after I felt settled into life in Durham, I managed to sort out a couple of weeks… Read more »

Executive Committee Applications 2017

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Applications for our executive committee are now open for the following positions: • Co-Presidents • Treasurer • Sponsorship Officer • Web Manager • Marketing Manager • Events Manager (5x) To apply, please email women.inbusiness@durham.ac.uk with • Name, degree, year and college • Position/s applying for (1st choice and 2nd choice) • Your CV and headshot… Read more »

Get ahead of the game: why Spring Week internships are worth it

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“Spring Week”, also known as “Spring Insight Week”, refer to internship programmes for first year students in a 3-year degree or second year in a 4-year degree.  All bulge bracket banks have these programmes and their aim is to give students an insight into the investment banking industry via seminars, work shadowing and other interactive… Read more »

My Mini-Pupillage at a London Chambers

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Notorious for its prestigious reputation, a career at the Bar is not one to be underestimated. My experience as a mini pupil at Hardwicke Chambers earlier this November confirmed this infamous reputation: late nights, early mornings and stacks of meticulous paperwork.  Situated in Lincolns Inn, the composure and calmness away from the busy London streets… Read more »

Asset Management and My First Taste of the City

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This summer I spent 2 weeks working in a small Asset Management firm in the City of London. I had a limited understanding of how the stock market really works, with most of my impressions being based on films such as the Big Short and Floored. I was initially intimidated by all the financial terms… Read more »

My Spring Week at BNP Paribas

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In March this year, I completed a Spring Week in the Global Markets division at BNP Paribas in their London office. I applied for this programme last December after hearing about Spring Weeks from a friend. When I first began my applications, I knew that I wanted a career in banking but I didn’t have… Read more »

The Importance of Summer Internships

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Confused and clueless about what career path I wanted to pursue, I completed two internships this summer. I spent 8 weeks at Baringa Partners, a Consultancy firm and three weeks on a Law Work Experience Scheme at Slaughter and May. I applied for both because Consultancy and Law are not worlds apart in their demand… Read more »

My Internship at EY, Belfast- New City, New job, New life

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This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at EY in Belfast for six weeks as a Performance Improvement Advisory Intern. I had wanted to work for EY since first year after attending a networking event and falling in love with their culture and values. I chose to apply to the Belfast office for… Read more »

Making the most of DUWIB

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Hi, and welcome to DUWIB! I’m Pichi, President for 2016/17. To start, I’d like to give you a little introduction to our society and to the purposes of this ‘Blogs’ segment. DUWIB was founded around 6 years ago, and has been expanding since then. We’re a society that aims to provide career support through networking… Read more »