Be Involved

At Sheffield University Management School, we welcome individuals, companies and alumni from all business sectors to work with us. We have a programme of opportunities open throughout the year to suit your interests, whether you are willing to share your knowledge through delivering a guest lecture, work with our students on projects or through internships, or get fully involved in a collaborative research project.

In this section you will find out about our current opportunities which we encourage you to consider.

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Join the Coach Cafe

Type: Alumni

When: February 25, 2021

Where: Online

Learn more about how you can get involved

Did you graduate in the last 5 years? Are you seeking support with your career and deciding your next steps? Join the university's Coach Cafe, a virtual networking progrmame, on 25 February from 12:00pm to 2:15pm GMT. Apply now.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from management school and other university alumni who are further along in their career paths, and have valuable experience to share with you. Our coaches graduated from various departments across the faculties and are working in a range of roles in different sectors, from finance and business to health, education, marketing, IT, engineering, the arts and more.

The event will include three 30 minute small group discussions with three different alumni coaches, followed by a large informal online networking session with all of the coaches and fellow recent graduates.

To find out more and apply for Coach Cafe, please visit the website.

Become an Alumni Ambassador (Online)

Status: Open: Expressions of interest

Type: Alumni

When: April 1, 2021

Where: Online

Learn more about how you can get involved

Help shape your online alumni community as an Alumni Ambassador and increase your profile amongst your alumni peers

Join SUMS Alumni is an online community exclusively for management school alumni. We’d love your help to make it work for you. Currently we have nearly 700 members, which we are proud of! But we would really like your input to help increase our engagement with alumni.

We are looking for Online Alumni Ambassadors whose role will be to generate content and in turn increase interactions with fellow alumni in our Join SUMS alumni group on Graduway. This a great opportunity to give something back to SUMS and help engage fellow alumni, as well as raise your own profile amongst the network. Here is an outline of the role:

  • 3 month term (option to roll on)
  • Provide a short bio of your career to date
  • Complete 4 Tasks over the 3 month term, in the form of social media content for the Join SUMS Alumni group (further details of the tasks will be provided)
  • Provide feedback at the end of the term

You don't need to be a social media pro at all, as guidance and help will be on hand if needed, but there is room to be creative if you wish. If you are interested or would like more information please contact mgtalumni@sheffield.ac.uk

Host a Masters level student project

Status: Open: Expressions of interest

Type: Alumni, Business, Company hosted

When: September 1, 2021

Where: Various

Learn more about how you can get involved

Provide a Student Project idea and recruit a Masters Student to carry out their dissertation within your organisation.

We shortlist project submissions around Nov-Dec for the following year, but we will discuss ideas for future projects at any time. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, please contact Business Development Manager Rhoda Watson on rhoda.watson@sheffield.ac.uk or +44 (0) 114 222 3367.

Student Projects:

A student project at the Management School is when a Masters student (MSc or MBA) carries out their research dissertation project, as part of their studies, within an organisational setting. Students can work with your company on a particular issue or challenge set by you as the host organisation for a period of around 3-4 months.

Projects take place over the summer, but we welcome expressions of interest at any time.

You can find further information about hosting a student project including a timeline of the process on our Host a Student Project pages here.

Provide a student internship or placement

Status: Open: Expressions of interest

Type: Alumni, Business

When: September 30, 2021

Where: Various

Learn more about how you can get involved

Offer a placement and recruit a student over summer, as a year in industry as part of their degree, or tailored hours to suit your business need.

A student placement is when a student takes employment in a job role during their study time at Sheffield. This can be during the summer vacation as work experience, a year-long placement in industry in between study years, or working hours can be spread over a period of a few months, as well as other models to fit your business needs.

As well as providing students with the experience of working in your business environment, a placement can provide your business with fresh ideas and enthusiasm and access to the graduate market.

If you or your company feels that a placement is something you would like to offer to a Management Student, please get in touch with our Employability team to discuss at mgt.employability@sheffield.ac.uk

You can find more on our Provide a student placement pages here.

eMentor Students

Status: Open for mentor applications

Type: Alumni, Business

When: September 30, 2021

Where: Online

Learn more about how you can get involved

Become an eMentor and share your experience with our students as well as developing your own skills throughout the programme.

Many management alumni share their expertise through the Careers' Service eMentoring Scheme. By mentoring a student, you can offer insight into your job, the skills required, the challenges you face, and your advice for students wanting to pursue a similar role to yours. Communication is by email and/or Skype and is typically one exchange per week with your mentee for 8-10 weeks.

For more information and to register your interest visit the eMentoring pages here.