Great meeting some new faces last Thursday at the Club Fair! Thanks to everyone who supported us there.
An event that we would like to highlight is the BAT – the Bloomberg Assessment Test – which is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers. The goal of the BAT is to match student strengths with employer needs, so you do not need to be an expert on all sections of the test, however there is no negative scoring so it is best to answer all questions.
Bloomberg has relationships with over 20,000 global companies that now have access to use the test score data in their recruitment for full time and internship opportunities. Taking the BAT cannot negatively impact your employment search and there is absolutely nothing to lose by participating in this opportunity.
After taking the test, you have the option to be anonymously entered into the Employer Talent Search Database, which employers use to search candidates to fill internship and entry-level positions. You can also choose to “opt-out” of the database if you wish. In addition, you can take the test to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie in order to gain valuable feedback regarding careers in business and finance. All test results are anonymous so there is no chance of your identity being revealed alongside your scores and you maintain control over which employers you release your details to.
The test is comprised of eleven sections measuring Finance Knowledge/Aptitude and Career Skills: with topics such as Economics, Analytical Reasoning, Math, Investment Management and Verbal Skills.
The test will take place on October 3 at 10 am and 2 pm, and October 10 at 9:30 am. To register, click here.