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Student finance careers events and competitions for the week ahead

Are you a student who wants to work in finance? Now's the time for you to hone your pitch. - Banks everywhere are accepting applications (we have a Singapore/Hong Kong deadlines timetable here and a London deadlines timetable here).  Most banks close summer analyst (AKA summer intern) applications in October. They also spend the next few months touring 'target universities' and networking with students.

Here's what's coming up next week. Please note that we've only listed events that are not specific to a single school....(We'll be running this event list every week. Email us at if you've got an event you'd like to add.) 

Online events and competitions:

JPMorgan live talks on careers in wealth management and asset management (for women)

Virtual Livetalk events: JPMorgan's running two 'LiveTalk' events on wealth management and asset management (the asset management event is female-focused). Click here for more information. Register by November 11th and 12th respectively.

JPMorgan live talk on e-trading 

LiveTalk, E-Trading Group: JPMorgan's E-Trading Group is running a livetalk on November 13th. Click here for more information.   

The Goldman Sachs student challenge

Goldman Sachs student challenge EMEA: Goldman Sachs is running a competition that's open to UK students who will graduate in 2017. Students are required to, 'demonstrate their analytical, creative and strategic thinking by presenting innovative solutions in response to one of three real business challenges.' The deadline for applications is 30th November 2014. The top three finalists win a place on Goldman's spring internship programme. Click here for more information. 

KPMG technology competition (UK-based)

Tech crack the case competition: KPMG's UK technology consulting practice is running a competition for teams of 2-4 undergraduate students, The competition, which will, 'be a test of your ability to work with real problems and come up with creative solutions,' starts on November 24th. You can register your interest here. 

Company valuation challenge:

Holt Valuation Challenge:  Credit Suisse is sponsoring this year's Holt Valuation Challenge. If you want to work in M&A or research, this is the competition for you. The three week challenge is designed to test your knowledge of accounting techniques and company valuation. For more information, click here. To enter, click here. [The current challenge isn't open to new entrants, but you can add your email address and they'll let you know when the next one starts.]

Global trading competition:

Traders Trophy Worldwide: Sponsored by Citigroup, Traders Trophy Worldwide is a trading competition sponsored by Citi. Applications are now invited from students in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. You can see the list of eligible countries here.  Click here for more information.

Physical events in Europe

Evening at Citigroup for students interested in markets jobs

The Global Financial Crisis - An Evening with Citi Markets: Citi's running a London-based event for all UK students on 20th of November. The bank's senior traders will discuss what happened during the financial crisis. Apply here: by 5pm Monday 10th November and title your email ‘An Evening with Citi Markets.’ Students who can't attend in person can dial in by going to the bank's events page and registering under ‘All EMEA – Dial in Details only - The Global Financial Crisis – An Evening with Citi Markets’. Click here for more information. 

Trading and asset management conference for students in the South West of the UK 

South West Universities Finance Conference - trading and asset management: Bristol, Bath and Exeter University finance societies are running a conference in Bristol on November 8th. They have some interesting speakers, including Benoit Savoret, the former European chief operating officer at Lehman Brothers. Click here for more information.  

Goldman Sachs Women in Tech Event, UK wide 

European women in technology sponsored drinks: Goldman's running some sponsored drinks for female graduates who want to work in tech. They're at its London office on November 11th. Apply here by November 10th. 

Goldman Sachs, Tech Event 

Goldman Sachs, Technology Decoded Event: Goldman's got another tech event, this time open to everyone. It's on 21st November. Apply here by the 19th. 

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AUTHORSarah Butcher Global Editor

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