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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Host a Masters level student project

Status: Expressions of interest for 2020 projects

Type: Alumni, Business, Company hosted

When: December 31, 2019

Where: Company based

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

Submissions for 2019 are now closed, but if you have an idea for next year's projects please feel free to get in touch. Contact Business Development Manager Rhoda Watson on 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.

The project will take place over the summer next year, but we are currently taking expressions of interest and welcome your ideas for further discussion.

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

Recruit Management Graduates

Status: Open for submissions

Type: Alumni, Business

When: December 31, 2019

Where: Various

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Advertise a vacancy and recruit Management School Graduates or Students

Advertise a vacancy:

If you or your company would like to offer a vacancy for a Management School Graduate, you can submit details by email or online through Careers Connect:

You can also provide student placement and project opportunities. Find out more below:

Provide a student internship or placement

Status: Open for submissions

Type: Alumni, Business

When: December 31, 2019

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

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

Become an eMentor

Status: Open for mentor applications

Type: Alumni, Business

When: December 31, 2019

Where: Various, Remotely

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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.

Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Internship at Barclays


When: December 31, 2019

Where: London, United Kingdom

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About the company:

Healthy economies need strong banks to drive economic and social progress. Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition is simple. When our customers and clients thrive, so do we. When the communities we work in thrive, so do we. Interns and graduates here have the opportunity to contribute something vital. Something momentous.

With home markets in the UK and US, Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management.

With over 325 years of expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries, employing around 85,000 people to help move, lend, invest and protect money for customers and clients worldwide.

About the role:

Expect a steep learning curve and lots of growth. It all starts with intensive training that gives you an essential platform for gaining skills and knowledge. Then you’ll head to your desk, where you’ll get to grips with the intricacies of the global markets and follow a structured programme that includes project-based work.

Throughout the summer, our support will help you perform at your best. In our team-driven environment, you’ll find that mentoring happens naturally and friendships are easily formed. Senior and junior mentors will guide your progress, with networking and social events will providing a fully rounded experience. Halfway through, you’ll get constructive feedback on your performance. By the time the summer’s over, you’ll walk away with a solid understanding of our team, our culture and possible opportunities within it. If you perform very well and meet our hiring criteria, you could have a full-time role waiting for you after graduation.


Resourceful, team-oriented people from any educational background who have an interest in global economics. You’ll need to be enthusiastic too, and have a keen eye for detail plus solid interpersonal skills. We’ll also look for an entrepreneurial spirit – often shown through extracurricular activities.

How to apply:

Click here to apply for this role.