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Competitions and business challenges

Think you could beat other students from across the UK and around the world to win great prizes and even paid work experience with top companies?

Get involved with one of the many 'games' and business challenges running across industries such as Marketing, Journalism, Financial Trading, Project Management and more!

If you are getting involved, remember UCL Careers can help through our one-to-one advice service.

Drivers of Change

Win a £5,000 prize and the opportunity to work in the automotive industry

Ever dreamed about a career in the automotive industry, working for an exciting brand like McLaren, Lotus, Bentley or Volvo?

Do you have the attributes to become a true innovator in one of three key areas of the automatic sector: technology, digital and retail?

Now you can fulfil your ambitions by entering a new, UK-wide competition, Drivers of Change, delivered by Autocar, executive search specialists Ennis & Co and a line-up of sponsors representing a who’s who of leading automotive brands.

The winners in each of the three categories will receive a £5,000 prize, a prestigious award and networking opportunities with leading industry figures that money can’t buy.

The competition is aimed at university students as well as talented individuals already working within or outside the automotive sector. Age or experience is irrelevant. Above all, entrants should be original thinkers with brilliant ideas to challenge the status quo.

For more details, including how to apply, visit www.autocar.co.uk/driversofchange.

The closing date is 30th June 2020.

2020 Online Datathon Race

The datathon is a new kind of competition for future data scientists. Elite students team up and work together, using data science techniques to analyze social problems or business problems. Participants need to complete an online submission instead of participating in the race from different cities. No matter where you are in the world, if you are interested in data race, you can easily participate in it.

  • What can you get from 2020 China Online Datathon? 
    You can take part in the race for free and have the opportunity to get the top prize of 150,000 yuan!  You will have the opportunity to compete against the best candidates in the field of data science and to improve and exercise your professional skills. You will also get close contact with well-known companies and job opportunities. You may even get an offer from a big company directly.
  • How about the schedule of the race?
    The application for the preliminary contest will be closed on 28 June, 2020. Please register online as soon as possible and submit the online evaluation before the deadline. The final date is 4-5 July 2020.The organiser will be announced the final list after the preliminary round registration and informed the details of the final race as soon as possible. 

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