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Competitions galore

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on October 31, 2017.

Lots of firms across all industry sectors run competitions that students can enter, often in teams of 2 – 5. Competitions may be run locally (and exclusively for Oxford students) or opened globally with eye-catching prizes and finalists being flown out to an exotic location for the last round of judging.

A little bit of google-work will quickly lead to sites that bring these together (e.g Student Competitions), but you may also hear about competitions directly from firms at our Career Fairs or via email shots.

Individual companies sometimes pitch competitions to us directly, such as Rolls Royce – who have just launched a data visualisation competition open to anyone with a creative problem-solving mindset. Everything they need to know about the competition can be found on their dedicated online portal on the  Rolls Royce – where you can also register to take part and win a ten-week internship with the RR Digital team.

There are also third party platforms that partner with firms to run competitions. For example, Agorize are currently promoting 4 team competitions in healthcare, eco-energy innovation, airport planning and business strategy and prizes that include a ’round the world ticket’, flights and the chance to see your project integrated into the company’s business.

European competitions:

International competitions:

So why not scan the horizon, pull together a team and give it a try?