Make your CV stand out by entering a competition, award or prize

Competitions, prizes and awards are a great way for you to gain experience for your CV and often some cash or work experience. Many competitions require you to work in a team / produce innovative ideas / work to a brief / write a report, all great skills to put on your CV even if you don't win!

Most recently added competitions at the top. Many run every year, check entry and closing dates.

  • WorldQuant BRAIN'S Global Alphatron - break into the world of quantative finance. The Global Alphathon is a three-stage, team-based competition Aug-Nov 2022. Using WorldQuant BRAIN’s web-based simulation platform, Global Alphathon participants accumulate points by building alphas using historical market data and predefined operators to simulate equity positions. Winners may be eligible to win up to $105k US and in addition may be considered for opportunities to join WorldQuant in full time roles, internships and as BRAIN research consultants. Sign up for a webinar to find out more and get started. Registrations open 1 Aug - 25 Sept 2022
  • PepsiCo Dare to do more Compete for a 2-year rotational graduate program at PepsiCo by pitching your big idea to industry experts. Open to final year students and recent graduates.
  • Future Legal Mind Annual law essay competition run by National Accident Helpline to find the UK’s brightest legal prospect. Categories for undergraduate and postgraduate law students. Win £1,500 towards your studies and a
  • Undergraduate of the Year Various categories covering a range of degree subjects and communities. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.
  • L'Oreal Brandstorm Competition Annual competition to innovate the next generation of retail.
  • Go Green in the City Schneider Electric global business case challenge. Revolutionise energy management and gain unique insight into one of the leading global energy management companies. Open to undergraduate or masters level students studying business or engineering.

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