10th October 2012

Hi everyone! 

Hope you’ve all had a great first week of term and that studying isn’t too hectic so far 🙂 Here’s an update on what I’ve been working on for the JCR over the past few weeks.

We had a fantastic Freshers Week meeting all the first years – thanks to everyone who helped out with running the events, especially our the JCR Committee and our Freshers Reps.

We had a BRILLIANT Hollywood themed Ent on Saturday – thanks to all of you who turned out and Omair for coordinating and planning it. It was great to sell out of tickets and see Johnians of all year groups getting together…!

On Monday I was at a CUSU Council meeting representing you guys. These meetings are open to everyone, so if you’ve got any opinions you want to express or motions you want to propose, feel free to approach me or Claire, your External Officer, or just come along to Council  yourself. We passed a motion on booking coaches to take students to the NUS demonstration in London on 21st November. We’re also appointing new representatives to our Elections Committee in 2 weeks time.

Today I’ve been meeting the JCR committee about their mandates for this term. We’re setting targets which we’ll achieve before the end of Michaelmas. My job is to support all the other Officers in reaching these targets, so I’m currently working out ways to move forward ASAP with all of these plans.

I’ll leave it there for now – do get in touch with me (fo236) if you need anything, have any questions, suggestions and so on.

Much John’s love!

Flick x

State Street Global Markets Graduate opportunities

The following is a news story on the topic of a Graduate Scheme from State Street Global Markets.


This October 12th State Street Global Markets will be hosting a dinner reception with the view to meeting our next graduate hires. We are a major international bank, differentiated by an aversion to risk that saw us well placed to navigate the financial storms of the previous years. On top of our creditworthy business model, we are proud to be the greenest large bank and are committed to both ethical business and the recruitment of a diverse workforce. Our Cambridge dinner represents a rare chance for us to meet each other in an intimate setting, and ask the sort of questions you just don’t have the chance to ask at a careers fair, and because we value the chance to meet candidates face-to-face more than 50% of the candidates we meet reach the final round of our recruitment process. We don’t require any previous background, just a sharp mind, a collaborative and hard working personality, and the willingness to learn. Our graduate programme is one year of rotational assignments where you’ll learn about our industry before taking on a full time role in the area that suits your particular skill set best. It is competitively compensated for the financial services industry and leads to global opportunities.

However, if you would like to be considered we will require an application sent to DevelopmentPrograms@statestreet.com by 12pm, Monday (October 8th) consisting of a CV and a paragraph on why we would want to meet you, and why you us. If you have any questions I can be reached on amaddox@statestreet.com. I’m a recently hired graduate from Cambridge myself, so I should be able to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to meeting you.