Looking for an opportunity to win some great prizes, get creative or just up for a challenge? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we’ll be sharing interesting competitions and opportunities for you to enter and get involved in. Prizes range from fast-tracks to interview stage, trips around the world, cash and vouchers (to name a few). So what are you waiting for? Register and enter!

 

Competitions 

 

Adecco ‘CEO for One Month’ 

Adecco, a Fortune 500 workplace company, is running a competition to offer young people the possibility to develop and showcase their leadership potential by shadowing, for one month, the CEO of their local Adecco branch. Selected top 10 finalists will participate in a boot camp and compete for the chance of becoming the ‘Global CEO for One Month’ of Adecco worldwide.

This initiative is open to any young person over 18 years old, and applications must be submitted before April 16.

Learn more here.

 

Crowdfund London

With the backing of the Mayor of London, Crowdfund London gives young people aged 18-25 the opportunity to pitch new ideas – big or small – for community-led projects to make their local area even better.

Projects can get a pledge of up to £50,000 to support their crowdfunding campaign on crowdfunding platform Spacehive, and the Mayor of London has up to £1m to pledge in 2019.

To enter, participants need to be ready to run a crowdfunding campaign and pitch to the fund on partner website Spacehive by 1st May 2019. The Mayor will pledge to campaigns towards the end of June/early July.

Learn more here.

 

Go Green in the City Challenge 2019 

Schneider Electric is running the 9th edition of its Go Green in the City challenge. Teams of 2 students must solve one of our four real-life case challenges within energy management or submit their bold idea for efficient energy management in a city environment, to win a job at Schneider Electric, fully expenses paid trips to the cities of their choice, or cash prizes.

To participate, students must be a Bachelor’s or Master’s student at least in their 2nd year. Team members must be studying in the same regions for the duration of the competition, and at least one team member must be a woman. Applications are open until 27 May.

Learn more here.

 

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 

Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley host a challenge where teams of graduate students from around the globe develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges.

Teams of graduate students must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools rather than an operating enterprise to address an environmental or societal challenge. Finalists will get to present their proposals in front a panel of Morgan Stanley judges in Hong Kong 12 April 2019, and the winning team will get $10,000.

Learn more and apply here.

 

Student Author of the Year Competition

Forex News Shop is running a Student Author of the Year Competition to highlight the talents of budding economists across the globe.

The competition is open to second year or above students in economics, who must submit five original articles of minimum 700 words on a topic relevant to Forex.

The first prize is £500 in Amazon vouchers, and the deadline is 30 April 2019.

More info here.

 

Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition 

The Global Wellness Summit is running a student competition for undergraduate or master’s students to submit their most innovative, impactful ideas for the wellness industry and win a chance to pitch their idea during the summit.

Students must have a professor or faculty adviser who serves as a mentor for their project, and have to submit a concept submission form detailing their idea and a one- to two-minute video presentation of their idea.  All contestants must be available to attend the Global Wellness Summit, October 15–17, 2019, in Hong Kong, in order to present their idea in person.

The winning team will receive a 5,000 dollar cash prize, and the competition closes on 15 May 2019.

Learn more here.

 

Zurich Enterprise Challenge 

Zurich Enterprise is running a three-phase team competition designed to offer participating Masters, MBA or PhD students the opportunity to work directly with multinational corporations to provide real world solutions to existing corporate challenges.

The Challenge is designed exclusively for enrolled Masters, MBA or PhD students from any university worldwide. Any student, independently of his/her area of studies, interested in management, finance, strategy and risk management is encouraged to participate in teams of 3-4 members.

The winning team will get to attend and present at the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit 2019, interviews for a job with Zurich, and a cash prize of CHF 5 000. Applications close on 5 May.

Learn more here.

 

Scholarships

 

Bain’s True North Scholarship

Bain London is running a scholarship program for exceptional female students this summer. A group of top candidates will be invited to participate in a two-day workshop as well as an early Associate Consultant interviews and will be supported by a buddy programme before, during and after the workshop. The scholarship winner will receive £10,000 and a Bain mentor!

The program is open to penultimate year female student from any degree or discipline of any nationalities studying at any UK or Irish university.

Applicatons must be submitted here by 11th April 2019. You’ll need to include your CV and answer a few short questions.

Learn more here.

 

Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship 

This scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching, offered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), The Mathematical Association (MA), Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), and the National STEM Learning Centre.

To qualify for a maths scholarship, applicants need to have or be expected a 2:1 or higher postgraduate degree in a subject with significant mathematical content. If you have a 2:2 degree, you are still encouraged to apply if you can also demonstrate relevant experience.

Mathematics Teacher Training Scholars receive  a £22,000 tax-free scholarship while they train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching, as well membership offers, networking opportunities and professional development support.

Learn more here.

 

Chinese University of Hong Kong LLM Global Scholarship

The Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will award up to three BGlobal Scholarships to non-local students to study in their LLM Programme in 2019-2020. Each scholarship may be worth up to HK$214,400.

Students will be automatically considered for the Scholarship based on academic merit provided that they have applied for admissions to one of the CUHK Master of Laws Programmes, have proof of their proficiency in English and are not be local students (defined as those with the right of abode in Hong Kong.)

More info here.

 

Other Opportunities

 

Consulting Challenge 

For students interested in management consulting, Consulting Challenge is a compilation of the best, free resources available online to prepare for interviews with McKinsey & Company and the Boston Consulting Group. These resources have been assembled by LSE alumni who have themselves successfully gone through the interview process recently!

More info here.

 

Good luck!

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