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Cass hosts 2011 National Placement & Internship Awards

Awards recognise excellence within the work placement & internship market

In front of a packed auditorium at Cass Business School on Thursday 20th January, the outstanding achievements of employers, universities and students were celebrated, with over 200 attendees from the world of graduate recruitment, higher education as well as talented students from top UK universities.

The morning saw the official launch of ratemyplacement.co.uk's 'On-Campus Promotions' venture, with featuring an interactive and engaging session around the results from their first Undergraduate engagement survey. The 'ask the audience' style electronic pads in the audience sparked some interesting results which are due to be published next week.

After the break the audience heard from key note speaker Zain Latif. Mr Latif, who completed an MSc Banking and International Finance at Cass in 2004 aged just 20, explained how his internship experiences helped him become the youngest VP at a major investment bank.

With 14 Awards in total across all stakeholders, the awards were presented to those who have demonstrated their outstanding achievements in the world of placements and internships.

Sarah Juillet, Director of Postgraduate Careers at Cass said: "In just two years The National Placement and Internship Awards has established itself a fixture in the diaries of graduate recruiters. The involvement of blue chip organisations such as Barclays Capital, Grant Thornton, Linklaters, Nabarro and PWC has given this annual event real authority. Hosting this event further raises the profile of Cass Business School with recruiters at blue-chip organisations."

More information about the 2011 winners of the Rate My Placement Awards

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