Be Involved

At Sheffield University Management School, we welcome individuals, companies, and alumni from all business sectors to get involved. Here are some opportunities to be involved with us this year:

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Host a Masters level student project

Status: Open: Expressions of interest

Type: Alumni, Business

When: December 31, 2022

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.

Alumni Profles: Share your story!

Status: Open

Type: Alumni

When: July 31, 2023

Where: Online

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How has your alumni journey been so far? We'd love to hear from you!

We are always fascinated to hear from our alumni and to learn what you've gone on to do following University life. You might wish to shout about a recent award you've won, a new skill you've developed, research you are leading on, or a business achievement. You can read about some of your fellow Management School alumni over on our Catalyst blog.

Whatever it is, get in touch and we can help shape your story: mgtalumni@sheffield.ac.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Provide a student internship or placement

Status: Open: Expressions of interest

Type: Alumni, Business

When: July 31, 2023

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 interest

Type: Alumni, Business

When: July 31, 2023

Where: Online

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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.

More Alumni Volunteering Opportunities

Status: Open

Type: Alumni

When: December 31, 2023

Where: Various

Learn more about how you can get involved

If you're interested in being an Alumni Volunteer you can register your interest here.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an expert in your field, there are many opportunities for you to guide and inspire Sheffield Management students, as well as students from other departments, both face-to-face and online.

Look at our Sheffield Alumni Volunteering Opportunities from across the University.