As a student at Queen’s there are a wide range of opportunities to enhance your student experience such as joining clubs and societies, volunteering and part-time work to name but a few. Recently there had been a growth in competitions which engage students in project based learning. They are in many ways like the apprentice on line where students have to upload information about themselves to compete for a business challenge or complete a case study.
You may be interested in looking at the following competitions:
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Targetjobs undergraduate of the year http://www.undergraduateoftheyear.com
This is a national competition sponsored by leading employers to find the best students in various areas. The prizes on offer are fantastic including guaranteed graduate jobs, internships and international trips. As well as that, the application / assessment process is a valuable experience for students as it gives them practice at psychometric tests, interviews etc. If they make the final shortlist, they are also invited to an all expenses paid black tie awards event in London.
Closing date Jan 31st
There are 11 awards that students can enter and each has specific entry requirements based on subject of study / year group.
CIMA GLOBAL BUSINESS CHALLENGE
The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an international business competition designed to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow. It is a great opportunity for students around the world to showcase their talent in business management, and learn how to become the business leaders of the future.
The competition is organised in partnership with Barclays, who share our vision of developing and nurturing young talent around the world.
The Undergraduate Awards 2014 is Now Open!
The Undergraduate Awards recognises Ireland's top students from all disciplines.
WHO is UA for?
UA is open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as 2013 graduates, of all disciplines.
WHAT do I apply with?
Any individual undergraduate coursework which received a 2.1 or higher (A grade equivalent).
HOW do I apply?
It's simple! Register your intent to submit here, then submit your coursework by June 2014. You can read a submission guide for tips. Once you're registered your place is safe til June 2014. However, places are limited so register right away or miss your chance!
WHY should I apply?
As a winner you will receive an exclusive invitation to the 2014 UA Global Summit in Dublin, your work is published in our academic journal and you are recognised as the top student in your field. Shortlisted students are also recognised for their excellence which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or your chosen career.
Questions? Email Bella at email@example.com
JOIN THE COMMUNITY.
Gap 360, the definitive new gap year travel company launching this autumn has set up some awesome new trips around the world.
Before we launch we're on the hunt for some intrepid explorers to visit and rate our volunteer projects, adventure hotspots, tourist attractions, tours, hotels and hostels across the globe.
If you're up to the task of flying out to foreign lands, and have the skills to interview project managers, tour operators, other travellers, and take on the travel-writing task of jotting down a daily blog, you could be in with the chance of becoming one of our interns.
You'll take photos, videos and stay in regular contact with the UK office, so you'll need to be outgoing, motivated and smart with proven writing skills.
In return we'll send you out on a free gap travel journey.
So what are you waiting for?
Go to www.gap360.com for more information
Gradireland National Student Challenge
Want to challenge yourself? Could you be the smartest student in your class or college? Or maybe even the smartest student in Ireland? Well now is your chance, take the gradireland National Student Challenge today and you could win €1000 and be crowned Ireland’s smartest student!
The National Student Challenge test takes just 40 minutes to complete, the test will generate a score and rank you on the leaderboard. Not only will you be able to check where you rank among students from across Ireland but you will also be entered into prize draws throughout the duration of the competition.
At the end of the competition the top 60 students on the leaderboard will be selected to take part in the Final Day event, where they will be put to the test with a variety of real challenges in order to identify and recognise Ireland’s brightest and most able undergrad. In the end the student with the highest score will be crowned the gradireland National Student Challenge Winner 2014. Final Day is a great opportunity for students to network with employers and will also look great on your CV!
Are you up to the challenge? Take it today atwww.gradireland.com/challenge
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Ambitious Achievers: You're On!
Are you an ambitious, talented and high achiever looking for an exciting career in financial services? Do you want the chance to show us how you shine? If this is you, then read on.
We would like to take the opportunity to invite you to join representatives of three major local players — Citi, First Derivatives and Kofax — and compete in a live dealing room in Global Investor, the game of strategic thinking and pressured decision-making.
You’ll also get the chance to engage our panel of company representatives in a Q&A session. Either way, don’t miss this opportunity to shine and connect with us.
Places are very limited so register soon at www.stockmarketchallenge.co.uk/for-education/higher/events/
Stock Market Challenge at Queen's Tuesday 4 March 2014 17.00-20.00 pm, Teaching Room 1, Elmwood Centre
Refreshments will be provided.