CI Q1 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS: CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

CI is delighted to announce the return of our four annual scholarship contests. Winners will earn a scholarship for the Global Explorer Program, CI’s flagship program, worth $4,650, in London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami or San Francisco.

The four competitions are open to students and recent graduates looking to develop or hone skills in the following areas; Banking and Financial Services; Marketing, Advertising and PR; Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship; Design.

Each competition is available to current students enrolled at university. Read on for more information. All entries and questions should be directed to competitions@city-internships.com.

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL EXPLORER PROGRAM?

The Global Explorer Program is our flagship. It is most popular with current students and recent graduates looking to explore and discover their career path.

  • Global Explorer Program = 8-week immersive internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + Group travel & activities.

Each scholarship is applicable to the Global Explorer Program this summer in one of the following cities:

  • London, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco.

Graduates of the program leave with the professional skills, experience and connections necessary to find and launch a rewarding career.

Experience the adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfnkj_5R4iI

FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS: FOUR DISCIPLINES

Banking & Financial Services:

Who: Anyone with their sights set on a career in finance
Deadline: League closes March 15th
MORE INFO

Marketing, Advertising & PR

Who: Students considering a career in marketing, advertising or PR
Deadline: Submit entry by March 15th
EXTENSION: APRIL 5TH MORE INFO

Entrepreneurship & Start-ups

Who: Budding entrepreneurs, self-starters, business-minded students
Deadline: Submit entry by March 15th
MORE INFO

Design

Who: Creative talents, freelancers, students embarking on a design career
Deadline: Submit entry by March 15th
EXTENSION: APRIL 5TH MORE INFO

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 4th 2017.
The scholarship covers tuition fees. The scholarship does not cover flights, visas, accommodation or other costs incurred.

BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: For Warren Buffet Wannabes

A virtual investing competition in which the top performer wins sponsorship to participate in the Global Explorer Program in summer 2017.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART?

Win sponsorship. A fully sponsored spot on the Global Explorer Program for the winner. The experience of a lifetime and the skills to last you a lifetime, in a global city with a leading company. For free. Those in second and third place will win 12- and 6-month subscriptions to Wall Street Survivor.

Learn about financial markets. Prior investing experience is not required. The competition is designed to be a fun, easy and rewarding way to learn about investing in the stock market. You’ll invest virtual, not real, money!

Resume talking point. Investing in a virtual portfolio provides a compelling addition to the resume of anyone interested in pursuing a career in high finance. Investment successes (and failures) provide great talking points and help you demonstrate a genuine interest in financial markets during interviews.

HOW DO I TAKE PART?

1) Create a free account on www.wallstreetsurvivor.com
2) Join the City Internships league via www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/league/CIScholarshipContest2017 & use password CIContest. (NB: The password is case-sensitive)
3) Build and manage your portfolio over the course of the competition. You’ll have $1,000,000 USD to invest in a virtual portfolio.

From the main menu, select ‘Portfolio’ and add stocks to your portfolio. Complete missions and use the investing ideas feature to learn about the stock market and how to build and manage your portfolio.

It’s never too late to join in. The league might be won by one timely investment, or a series of sound investments.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The league opens on Tuesday, January 17th and closes on Wednesday, March 15th at midnight, EST. At this stage, the top three league leaders will be invited to present their investment strategy to the CI Contest Panel via Skype in the week commencing Monday, March 27th. This will comprise of a 15-minute presentation and 15-minute question and answer session.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 10th.

MARKETING, ADVERTISING & PR SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Tell Your University’s Story

To win full sponsorship for the Global Explorer Program, we’re looking for a video that focuses on student life. Our mission at CI is to empower students to choose a profession and accompanying lifestyle, rather than chase one. How do you maintain a focus on the future, while enjoying the here and now?

Do you keep a part-time job? Do you attend resume workshops? Are you a member of a student organization?

You are welcome to interpret the topic as you wish. Your video should be between one minute thirty seconds and two minutes in length.

We want to see you having a great time and involving as many other students as possible. Be innovative. It’s not necessarily about the finish of the video, but the thought that has gone into it.

The winner will recognize that that this is one-part creating a video, one-part marketing strategy. A large section of winning this competition is around generating exposure for your entry once it is uploaded onto CI’s Facebook page.

And remember, keep it clean(ish).

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART?

Win sponsorship. A fully sponsored spot on the Global Explorer Program for the winner. The experience of a lifetime and the skills to last you a lifetime, in a global city with a leading company. For free.

Become an all-round marketer. Learning (or practicing) how to create a succinct, engaging video and promoting it to ensure your video captures viewers, will teach you the key skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing communications landscape.

Resume talking point. Every business wants to hire winners. Couple that with video production skills and core marketing abilities and you’re talking yourself into a job offer.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The competition opens on Tuesday, January 17th. Final entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15th at midnight, EST. The CI Contest Panel will review all videos entered and upload the best to CI’s Facebook page on Monday, March 20th.

The top three entrants with the most likes and shares by Wednesday, March 29th will proceed to the final round comprising of an interview via Skype on the week commencing Monday, April 3rd.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 10th.

EXTENSION: APRIL 5TH The dates above are subject to change.

THE TECHNICAL STUFF

Files must be submitted to competitions@city-internships.com. Files accepted include; MOV, MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM. In other words, it must be YouTube ready.

Music used must be available in the public domain. If you’re not sure what this means, ask us.

START-UPS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: For aspiring change-makers

THE SCENARIO

You have been provisionally granted a $10,000 budget to conceive, design, develop and launch an online platform designed to help improve student outcomes. You should focus on the transition from high school to college/university or from college/university to the working world.

Your investors are keen for the platform to demonstrate a significant capture of the market within twelve months of launch.

Your next step is to produce a business plan for your investors which covers the following:

• Target audience, market research

• Product definition: what is your USP?

• Design and development (including timeline)

• User acquisition and marketing strategy

• Revenue generation

Your business plan should be no longer than 1,500 words in length.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART?

A fully sponsored spot on the Global Explorer Program for the winner. The experience of a lifetime and the skills to last you a lifetime, in a global city with a leading company. For free.

Entrepreneurship in practice. The word ‘entrepreneur’ is bandied around too frequently in an economy laden with unsuccessful start-ups. Research and planning is key to success, so learning how to write a competition-winning business plan is another step towards your own venture.

Resume talking point. Winning this competition will be no mean feat and will arm you with the skills necessary for discussing your entrepreneurial skills at interview. It’s all very well having a big idea, but substance and strategy are the true differentiators.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The competition opens on Wednesday, January 17th. Final entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15th at midnight, EST. The CI Contest Panel will review all business plans entered and invite the best three to present their proposals via Skype on the week commencing Monday, March 27th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 10th.

DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: For aspiring creatives

Showcase your design skills to an audience, develop your ability to work with a brief and earn your spot on the Global Explorer Program.

THE BRIEF

You can either (i) download a PDF document from our website and re-design it with our branding or (ii) mock up your own version of a social media campaign, comprising a week’s worth of content.

You may use information or stories from our website or use your own content ideas.

We are looking for creative submissions that will build credibility and position our programs as the appealing, career- and lifestyle-enhancing investment they represent. We are not looking for a rebrand, so brand familiarity must remain.

12 CITIES. 9 INDUSTRIES. 3 PROGRAMS.

Colors: #EFAE59, #6B6B6B, #B6B6B6, #2C5BA9
Fonts: Museo Sans 100-900

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART?

A fully sponsored spot on the Global Explorer Program for the winner. The experience of a lifetime and the skills to last you a lifetime, in a global city with a leading company. For free.

Practice and refine your design skills. Working from a short brief isn’t easy. Working with that brief to create competition-winning designs is something you can shout about.

Resume talking point. Winning this competition will look great in the achievements section of your resume. How many of your peers have had their designs printed, shared and celebrated? Because that’s what we plan to do with the winning entry.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The competition opens on Wednesday, January 17th. Final entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 15th at midnight, EST. The CI Contest Panel will review all designs entered and upload the best to CI’s Facebook page on Monday, March 20th.

The three designs with the most likes by Wednesday, March 29th will be asked to present their designs and methodology via Skype on the week commencing Monday, April 4th.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 10th.

EXTENSION: APRIL 5TH The dates above are subject to change.

THE TECHNICAL STUFF

Files must be submitted to competitions@city-internships.com in PDF format. You are, of course, welcome to use whichever software you wish to arrive at this stage.

THE RULES

• You are welcome to enter as many competitions as you like, but submissions are restricted to one entry per person.

• All decisions made by the CI Contest Panel are final.

• In order to be eligible to receive the full scholarship, entrants must fit eligibility criteria, outlined below.

• You must own any necessary commercial licenses for media used or you must use media labelled for commercial use. Anything you submit comes with this guarantee.

• The full scholarships offered do not cover accommodation, flight or visa costs where necessary.

• The scholarships are available for summer 2017 only and the Global Explorer Program only.

• By submitting an entry, you transfer ownership of your submission in its entirety to CI.

ELIGIBILITY

Since entrants are competing for a fully-sponsored spot on the Global Explorer Program, all entrants must be eligible to take part.

This program is open to students and recent graduates from all over the world. In addition to being bright, ambitious and passionate about exploring your chosen career path, you must be fluent in both written and spoken English. If you wish to apply to a non-domestic program, you must also possess a valid passport.

TL:DR. Choose your industry focus, win a scholarship.