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Associate blog: Winning the McKinsey Solve It consulting competition

This year, upReach were selected to take the role of “client” organisation during the first UK Solve It competition, run by McKinsey & Company. The competition gives university students the chance to develop their teamwork and communication skills as they suggest solutions to challenges facing a non-profit organisation. 8 of the 25 teams who submitted Read More

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Associate Blog: Josh shares his experience of the Civil Service Fast Stream’s Summer Diversity Internship Programme

upReach Associate Josh is a final year History student at the University of York, and joined upReach in his first year of university. This summer, he took part in the Civil Service Fast Stream’s award-winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme. In the blog below, he shares his experience of the programme, and gives some tips for students Read More

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Unlocking upReach Associates’ Potential Through Professional Mentoring

upReach Associate Tom Burgess and Deloitte Manager Daniel Lister are a compelling example of an upReach mentoring partnership that has grown from strength to strength. Matched by upReach in March 2017, their partnership has enabled Tom, an Economics undergraduate, to build confidence and develop consultancy skills and experience. Tom has applied these to his applications and interviews Read More

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Blog: upReach Alumnus Bhagya on his journey from Associate to Mentor

Bhagya Silva is an upReach and Exeter University alumnus. He is currently on the Civil Service Fast Stream Programme, having previously completed their Summer Diversity Internship Programme in the Department of Health whilst he was an upReach Associate. Why did you sign up to become a mentor with upReach? There are few things more fulfilling Read More

Associate Blog: Emily on what she gained from the KPMG Professional Experience Week

Emily is in her second year at Liverpool University studying Accounting and Management, and has been an upReach Associate since December 2016. Last July Emily spent 4 days in KPMG’s Canary Wharf office as part of the KPMG Professional Experience Week – here she shares her insights. What did you do at the Professional Experience Read More

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Associate Blog: Quinn on the benefits of the upReach Mentoring Programme

Quinn is studying Business and Management at the University of Exeter and is in his second year of being an upReach Associate. Last year he became Marketing Manager of the Exeter upReach Society and through upReach gained a place on the Deloitte Professional Experience week, before recently securing a marketing placement with GlaxoSmithKline. Quinn was Read More