Winner of the 2016 Interview Programme announced!
Every year, the School of Mathematics runs a peer-assisted Interview Programme designed to ensure that students appraise their application and interviewing skills as early as possible in their university career.
This year, a selection of our first and second year students applied for one of three mock internships (business, finance or technical). These applications were then appraised and shortlisted by third, fourth year and postgraduate students. The applicants went through a rigorous selection process through the beginning of the second semester, including psychometric testing and in-tray exercises, before they were interviewed by our third, fourth year and postgraduate interviewers. The interviewers received training from Ernst and Young, RBS, Willis Towers Watson, FDM and Amaze on how to effectively shortlist candidates for interview and how to sit on an interview panel.
Following the interviews, six finalists were chosen out of a total of 16 interviewed to deliver a five minute presentation on the business challenges that either Mercer or Morgan Stanley will face over the next five years. The presentations and prize-giving took place on Wednesday 16th March 2016, with all participants receiving certificates. The six finalists were also awarded £20 Amazon vouchers.
After deliberation by the judging panel, Molly Reeve was chosen as the overall winner of the 2016 Interview Programme, with Joseph Leach being awarded second place. Both Molly and Joseph were awarded their winners' certificates by Peter Duck, Head of School.
During the Easter holidays, Molly will travel to Morgan Stanley’s offices in Canary Wharf, London for her work shadowing experience, including a Manchester alumni networking lunch. Joseph will also take up his prize of work shadowing with Mercer at their Manchester base, as well as a networking lunch.
The School of Mathematics congratulates all the participants of this year’s Interview Programme, and wishes a huge well done to Molly and Joseph.