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    Essentially, I am approaching my final year at Birmingham studying BSc in Psychology and I've realised that I do not want a job directly related to mental health, instead follow a more corporate path.
    I understand that most grads end up in recruitment or HR - So I was wondering has anyone had any experience in these fields
    i.e. applications, internships etc.

    Additionally I was wondering about the possibility of management consultancy.

    Ideally, I would like to get my foot in the door when it comes to graduate schemes and not be in a position where I am doing a masters etc.

    Advice and experience would be appreciated Thank you!
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    (Original post by limesorbet)
    Essentially, I am approaching my final year at Birmingham studying BSc in Psychology and I've realised that I do not want a job directly related to mental health, instead follow a more corporate path.
    I understand that most grads end up in recruitment or HR - So I was wondering has anyone had any experience in these fields
    i.e. applications, internships etc.

    Additionally I was wondering about the possibility of management consultancy.

    Ideally, I would like to get my foot in the door when it comes to graduate schemes and not be in a position where I am doing a masters etc.

    Advice and experience would be appreciated Thank you!
    Advice: apply.

    Really, that is it. You'll of course need to do research about the companies that are offering said grad schemes and what the grad scheme would involve - but honestly, just apply.

    Re:MC, you have a decent shot at most of the bigger firms e.g. Big 4, IBM, Accenture etc. But it would be a bit of an uphill battle aiming for the strategy houses - e.g. McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman etc as they tend to favour Oxbridge candidates quite a fair bit - wouldn't let it discourage you though just go for it.

    Applications will look like most grad scheme apps: App Form + CV and Cover Letter --> Numerical/Verbal tests --> first round (phone) interview --> assessment centre --> final round or just offer.

    Your degree subject isn't really taken into account at any stage - it's all about your grades, extracurricular involvement, work experience, generalist skills, attitude and preparation

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    Advice: apply.

    Really, that is it. You'll of course need to do research about the companies that are offering said grad schemes and what the grad scheme would involve - but honestly, just apply.

    Re:MC, you have a decent shot at most of the bigger firms e.g. Big 4, IBM, Accenture etc. But it would be a bit of an uphill battle aiming for the strategy houses - e.g. McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman etc as they tend to favour Oxbridge candidates quite a fair bit - wouldn't let it discourage you though just go for it.

    Applications will look like most grad scheme apps: App Form + CV and Cover Letter --> Numerical/Verbal tests --> first round (phone) interview --> assessment centre --> final round or just offer.

    Your degree subject isn't really taken into account at any stage - it's all about your grades, extracurricular involvement, work experience, generalist skills, attitude and preparation

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    Thank you so much for your advice Much appreciated - I am currently trying to manage some aspects of a family business, so hopefully I can articulate it well and present myself in a favorable light.

 
 
 
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