Already this week a number of companies have approached LSE Careers to advertise their competitions. Running a competition can be a great way for an organisation to raise its brand across campus as well as engage with students on an ongoing basis. But what are the benefits for students taking part, other than potentially winning a cash prize, iPad, trip overseas or internship?
For many students thinking about what career areas to go into, competitions can be a way of ‘trying out’ elements of the role. There are often no degree year or degree class criteria too. This makes them particularly good for first year students looking to get some experience to put on your CV and demonstrating that all important career motivation. You often work with students from other backgrounds and courses so they are also a great way of making new friends and developing team skills in the process! If you are interested in entrepreneurship, competitions are one of the main ways of getting funding and support for your business idea – think Dragon’s Den for students!
Keep reading for a selection of useful websites and competitions covering a range of business areas and sectors so there should be something for everyone! There are plenty of other competitions available so don’t forget to do some of your own research. Continue reading