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The Oxford Alpha Fund – Applications Now Open

Posted on behalf of The Oxford Alpha Fund. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on June 6, 2018.

The Oxford Alpha Fund is a small, close-knit community of student investors who are passionate about the financial markets. We meet every week to pitch stock ideas and manage a virtual portfolio. Through our weekly meetings, we have developed core transferable skills in identifying and building investment theses, building discounted-cash-flow and financial models, and analysing a wide variety of companies and portfolios. The fund meets with, and receives mentorship, sponsorship, and research guidance, from partner firms such as Point72, Lazard Asset Management, The Analyst, and hedge fund wizard Martin Taylor. You can find out more about our activities on

Aside from working in groups of 4-5 to develop industry-wide pitches, OAF will be launching the OAF Bootcamp in Michaelmas 2018 for highly interested but less experienced members foundational skills in modelling and financial analysis. This will be conducted by highly experienced portfolio managers within the fund, in conjunction with our research partners. Participants of the Bootcamp can graduate to analyst positions after the Bootcamp.

Depending on your experience level, you can join us as a member (to attend general talks), a participant for the Boot Camp, or if you have relevant experience in Finance – an analyst or portfolio manager.

Our analysts and portfolio managers have received investment banking or investment management internship offers from highly selective firms such as Point72, Bain Capital Credit, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Lazard, Wellington Management, Credit Suisse, Boston Consulting Group and more.

Please fill in the form and upload your CV to this link by 22 June 2018.

We will be conducting interviews and reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please act on this as soon as possible.

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Upcoming workshop: Making the Most of Your Internship/Micro-Internship

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on June 6, 2018.
  • When: Tuesday 12 June, 14.30-16.00
  • Where: The Careers Service

There’s a lot to be thinking about before you embark on an internship, whether it’s 3 days or 3 months. The Internship Office is here to help. Join us on Tuesday 12 June to explore what you can do before, during, and after an internship to maximise your opportunities. We’ll also look at making a good first impression, commercial awareness, networking, and a previous summer intern will share their tips and experiences with you. The main workshop will finish at 15.30. For the last half hour, we’ll particularly focus on undertaking an international internship and how to prepare, open to any students who wish to stay.

This event is aimed at those preparing for a summer or micro-internship, but is open to all students, regardless of whether you have a planned internship or are just thinking about one. Book your place here on CareerConnect. If you have any questions or access requirements, please email us at

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Too Late to Change Direction?

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on June 5, 2018.

An interactive careers transition workshop for Research Staff and DPhils

  • When: Wednesday 20 June, 13:00-16:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Considering a career change? Wondering how to leave academia and what this might mean for you? This interactive workshop will explore: the pros/cons of staying in academic research, how we might go about moving to another sector, and what we might be risking in making this move.

Guest Employer

We are pleased to announce that Entrepreneur First will be joining us at the workshop, offering a tailored learning opportunity on lateral thinking and ideation, to help you understand the skills you wish to develop in future working roles.

Questions? Please email

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Wondering how to make the most of your DPhil? Come along to our workshop…

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on June 4, 2018.

Insight into Academia: Positioning for Academic Progression in Humanities & Social Science

  • When: Tuesday 12 June, 13:00-14:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Today many more people are choosing to do a PhD, but jobs within academia are not growing at the same rate. How then can you make your DPhil count? This seminar looks at current priorities in academic recruitment and what you can do while studying at Oxford to ensure you are well-equipped for your next steps.

We hope to be joined by two academics from the Humanities & Social Science Divisions.

No need to book to attend and feel free to bring your lunch with you.

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Space Careers and Space Internships

Blogged by Mike Moss on June 4, 2018.

Interested in a career in the space industry? Here are some leads:

For more information about Space Internships.

To get involved in UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

To get involved in the Satellite Applications Catapult.

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