Careers advisor challenges summer internships

May 3, 2021

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first_imgAn Oxford University Careers Service advisor has claimed that students undertaking summer internships feel drained and unfit to continue their final year of study.Alison Bird told the Financial Times, “You look at the salaries and think it seems a ridiculously high amount but they work very long hours. If they are on the trading floor they will be in at 6 in the morning and some of our students in mergers and acquisitions are working until 10 or 11 at night, which is pretty grim,” she said.Referring to a group of Oxford interns at a bank in Canary Wharf she visited last August, Bird said, “They were working very long hours and living on takeaways, and I was worried about the health of some of them. When I asked them if the hours had put them off they said they hadn’t because the money was so good.”John Kirwan, acting Careers Service director, said, “Some of my colleague’s comments seem to have been misinterpreted, so that the views of the Careers Service were misrepresented.” He said that the Careers Service was fully committed to internships because they were useful in preparing students for full-time work.“We are very positive about the value of appropriate work experience, including internships, for students,” he said. “As part of broadening their experience and employment prospects, the Careers Service encourages all Oxford University students to gain relevant and realistic work experience suited to their career aspirations.”Kirwan acknowledged that the placements might have a detrimental effect on academic work, but maintained that they were highly beneficial when students came to apply for jobs.“The Careers Service actively promotes the publicising of internships and other work experience opportunities, from a wide range of sectors, while recognising that students also need to take into account college regulations and the potential impact of such activities on their academic studies.”Internships continue to be a popular choice for many students, with the most popular placements being at investment banking firms Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.last_img read more


Fury, Mike Tyson open exhibition fight talk

September 22, 2020

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first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has admitted that there was once talks held about a potential exhibition fight with Mike Tyson.Iron Mike is now into his 50s but is set for a return to the ring – something Fury has backed. The Gypsy King, who is named after the former heavyweight champion, claimed a bout between the pair would be “iconic” with ESPN supposedly tabling an offer.But Fury is now set to go in a different direction despite admitting on Behind The Gloves that a fight would be “legendary”.He said: “There was even talk of him doing an exhibition fight with me. I spoke to his manager and him. We had contact but I’ve not heard any more of it.“I think we even had an offer from ESPN so it was definitely big, definitely official. But I don’t think we’re going down that route now.“I’m named after the guy – I think it would be iconic, I think it would be legendary. Tyson vs Tyson. The old vs the new.” Some of Tyson’s former adversaries – the likes of Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe – have been touted as his possible opponent for his return.But his age has been raised as a concern, although Fury doesn’t feel the same way.He added: “I’m all for it to be honest. I was once down and out and everyone wrote me off and then i came back and rose to the No 1 position again.“The age no (it’s not a concern) because every man has their own dream. Who am I to say ‘do this’ or ‘don’t do it’.“If Mike wants to do it then I’m sure Mike is old enough to make his own decisions.” Tags: Fight talkmike tysonTyson Furylast_img read more