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‘Competing for the Future’

There is a war going on at present within the car industry. You may not have noticed it, but a competitive war is underway nonetheless. What is at stake is the future power source for the car.  The impact of driverless technology is a secondary question compared to the source of power, which almost since more

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Excel Tips of The Week

Welcome to our Excel Tips Series! Each week we’ll be bringing you our top 3 mini-tips to ease your Excel experience   1. Ctrl+Shift to Select   Select your data at speed with these shortcuts: Ctrl  Shift  Arrow   =   Selects all the data above/below/let/right of selected cell Ctrl  Shift  End   =   Selects all the data more

Where are the opportunities: Going Global

Online careers tools “Going Global” This lists jobs, internships and country career guides and is an excellent resource for finding opportunities overseas as well as the UK. If you are a BPP student, go to https://online.goinglobal.com/  using a computer on the BPP network, create your own personal account and sign back in using your login more

The biggest job search myths

1. Your CV is all that really matters The most dazzling CV can only go so far without a strong interviewing technique and the right interpersonal skills. Spend as much time honing these as you do on polishing your resumé. 2. Networking is no longer necessary 80% of positions are in fact still found through more

Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Start-up

1. Forget money (for now) This is not the time to be checking your bank balance. Instead look at how you can invest your income back into the business. 2. Work less, plan more The average small business owner works 63% longer than salaried employees, with many getting bogged down in run-of-the-mill tasks. Try to more

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Victoria Harrison: McKenzie Friend

Victoria Harrison tells us about her role as a McKenzie Friend, how it helped her gain an insight into her future career and how rewarding the experience was. more

Library & Information Service: careers information

All the main library sites hold a range of books, shelved under Careers, to help you with your career planning and preparation for job hunting. Typically in the following areas: CV’s and application letters; presentation and interviewing skills; and all forms of testing: psychometric, numeracy, verbal reasoning, aptitude and assessment centres. Additionally you will see more

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Workplace Mentoring Scheme, London City campus

The launch of this pilot scheme took place at the London City Campus on 6th November. Its purpose is to: -          Match students to mentors in areas of employment or types of company in which the student is interested -          Provide the student with a true insight of the professional world, culture, responsibilities and expectations, more

Case study

Case study – Martine Arnesan, MSc Management with Finance

Name: Martine Arnesen Course: MSc Management w/ Finance Duration: September 2013 – March 2015 Centre: London Liverpool Street Modules: Operations Management & Service Excellence, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Corporate Finance, Private Equity & Venture Capital and many more. Grades: Haha, I got a good range from 50s to 70s. I guess it keeps you more

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BPP Business School Alumni at Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. It offers advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK, listed in the FTSE 250 index and has gross revenue of £3.1 billion more

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‘Kano Computer: Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful’ by Sameer Sen

Imagine a computer that comes in a box equal to the size of a notebook, and then imagine assembling it all by yourself and using it within 5 minutes. Yes that’s what Kano Computer Kit is all about. It is a DIY computer kit to help people of all ages assemble a computer from scratch and more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 18/11/14

CFA Quiz: What is a dual board? more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 17/11/14

CFA Quiz: Why might a project have a higher Equity Beta than Asset Beta? more

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Last Minute Exam Tips

As the exam draws closer, your revision strategy needs to adapt for the few final hours. Here’s our top tips on revising the day before your big test..   The day before Lose all distractions. Turn off the TV, your phone and tell your parents or housemates not to disturb you. If necessary unplug your internet more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 16/11/14

CFA Quiz: Can a project have a negative IRR? more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 15/11/14

CFA Quiz: What are the three board committees that investors should look into to indicate the quality of a company’s corporate governance? more

Business- Adult learners

Learning to Become a Better Business Person: Part 2- Jill Shepherd

‘Coming to work, not going to school’ Learning at BPP is like coming to work, not going to school. How does that mean you need to behave in seminars (‘class meetings’) to make yourself career ready and professional? Prepare Attend a business meeting underprepared, and hence without a view point, and you will not get more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 14/11/14

CFA Quiz: What is a classified board, and is it likely to act as a takeover defense or not? more

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Introduction to Business Etiquette

For first timers in the office, observing business etiquette might seem old fashioned, but is essential to fit into company culture and help yourself climb the career ladder without stepping on any toes. Here’s our top tips:   Introduce yourself with your full name When first meeting someone, whether in a boardroom or a networking more

CFA Daily Question Level 1, 13/11/14

CFA Quiz: What does the following credit term mean: 2/20 net 60 more