SEO London: Preparing talented students of ethnic minorities or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success
Each year at Results International, we nominate a charity that we’re passionate about supporting and this year we have partnered with SEO London, who aim to prepare students of ethnic minorities or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success within their chosen industries.
Their mission began back in 1963, when Michael Osheowitz recognised that inner city kids from underprivileged backgrounds in New York were not being given the same opportunities as others in the community. He believed that skin colour nor postcodes should be a determining factor when applying for schools/colleges/jobs and so he set up the charity to work out a solution.
Today, the scale of the charity has increased significantly across its three flagship programmes; SEO Careers, which partners with over 50 sponsor firms across eight leading industries and has supported several thousand alumni into internships and graduate roles, SEO Scholars, providing students with training, mentoring and work experience and SEO Connect, connecting outstanding professionals with experienced job opportunities across the UK, Africa and Asia.
Join us in helping SEO London to support students of ethnic minorities or low socioeconomic backgrounds by donating through the SEO London JustGiving page.
Through the good work of SEO, hundreds of young people have been given access to mentoring schemes, comprehensive training and work experience within specific fields. We are excited to support SEO London’s work by offering students the opportunity to learn about what we do in the corporate finance world. We will be hosting two insight days along with an insight week throughout 2019 – 2020 with a group of young people from SEO to engage in a series of interactive sessions, case studies and a CV clinic. This gives students the opportunity to see if they would like to pursue a career within corporate finance, whilst also being offered a range of advice and support along the way. This follows on from a successful insight week that we held back in 2018.
Alongside these planned insight events we will be continuing to raise money throughout the year with fundraising efforts in order to reach our target. Please do get in touch if you’re interested in being involved in our insight events or our work with SEO London.