Disrupted: How 2020 Will Change Business Forever
BizCon 2020: Virtual Conference on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020
Discover the skills and insights you’ll need for a successful career in business
Prepare to submit successful university and internship applications
Prove your interest in Business for your applications and interviews
Prepare for Your Future in Business
Are you interested in studying Business, or planning a career in the fields of business, economics or entrepreneurship? Do you want to learn more about the field and prepare for your future success?
BizCon 2020 is for curious students at school who want to learn more about business, entrepreneurship and economics. The Conference will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020, and you can choose to join us for one or both days.
Day One (Saturday) focuses on our theme: “Disrupted: How 2020 Will Change Business Forever“. You’ll hear from – and interact with – speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, consultants, economists and more. Our speakers will discuss how the pandemic has forced businesses to pivot, change and adapt, and how to manage uncertainty during this time. You’ll also hear about the silver linings – the opportunities offered by “the new normal” – including hearing from a “digital nomad” who’s now able to work from Bali. We’ll have a “Day in the Life” panel with lots of time for questions, where you can quiz representatives from different corporate careers on what a day in their life is like, how they got to where they are today, and everything they wish they’d know.
Day Two (Sunday) is focused on sharpening your business and analytical skills, and preparing you to apply successfully to Business, Economics and related degrees at university. We’ll also have a session on how to start networking and how to use LinkedIn for your future success, a panel discussion with social entrepreneurs about how business can be a force for good, and a practical consulting exercise, where you can put your skills to the test!
You’ll leave the Conference feeling prepared to apply to top Business or Economics courses, well-informed about contemporary issues in the business sector, and inspired to start your career in the field.
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which can be used for future work experience or course applications.
Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020, 11am – 4.30pm GMT – Online
Parent Seminar: Saturday 12th December, 6pm GMT – Online
Tickets: £95 one day, £165 both days
Full programme available here.
If you want to know more about a subject that isn’t just the usual school way of learning, this is definitely the thing for you. You are able to speak to people from all around the world and understand their backgrounds, making amazing contacts and experience. A great opportunity to show your passion for learning and having a great time and laughs along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I join both Day One and Day Two?
Absolutely! Most students join us for both days of the Conference.
What's the difference between Day One and Day Two?
Day One is structured around the theme “Disrupted: How 2020 Will Change Business Forever”. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers with different careers in the field of business, including entrepreneurs, consultants and economists. Day Two is focused on practical business skills and supporting you to create a successful university application. You’ll learn how to choose the right Business or Economics course for you, how to write a brilliant Personal Statement, how to network and build a personal brand on LinkedIn, and how to use business to tackle global problems.
You can see the full programme here. You can choose to attend just one day, or both (most students join us for both days).
Is BizCon 2020 suitable for me?
Whether you’re in the early stages of thinking about studying or working in the field of Business, or have already submitted your UCAS application, BizCon 2020 has something for you!
If you have a genuine interest in Business, Economics or Entrepreneurship and want to find out more about the field, BizCon 2020 will help you to decide whether it’s the right subject for you, provide you with essential evidence of your interest in the field for your personal statement, and equip you to submit a compelling application when the time comes.
You’ll be able to draw on all you’ve learnt during the conference to prove your genuine interest in Business and Economics to admissions tutors or interviewers, and to show that you’ve gone above and beyond your school curriculum – which is something all universities are looking for. You’ll also be more informed about key issues in the Business world in 2020 and about the options available to you at university or beyond.
Is BizCon 2020 suitable for international students?
Absolutely! We’re pleased to welcome students from dozens of countries to our events every year, and would be thrilled to have you. Do bear in mind, however, that advice given on Day Two about university applications will focus on UK universities – if you’re not sure whether it will be relevant for you, please do get in touch.
Do I need any special software or equipment in order to join BizCon 2020? Which platform do you use?
No, you don’t need to download or buy any software in order to attend BizCon 2020. After you buy your ticket, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need in order to join us on the day on our streaming platform. Our platform is user-friendly, reliable, and best of all, really interactive! This means you can ask all our speakers questions directly, and can even be invited onto our virtual stage to speak to them yourself!
Do I need to have studied with Oxford Scholastica before in order to attend?
No! The conference will assume no background knowledge. The content covered is different than that of our Business & Economics courses (both in Oxford and online), so whether you’ve joined us before or not, we believe you’ll find it very interesting and valuable!
Can parents join BizCon 2020?
BizCon 2020 is designed with students in mind. However, in the evening on Day One (Saturday) we will have a dedicated session to which all parents and guardians of invitees are warmly invited, which will give you an insight into what students have covered during the day, tips about how best to support them through their Business or Economics applications and studies, and a Q&A. If your child is only attending Day Two, you are still welcome to join us in the evening of Day One for the Parents’ Seminar.
Do you have any scholarship/ bursary places?
Limited scholarship places are available for students who study at our partner schools. If you’re a school and would like to become a partner, email us and we’ll be pleased to get you on board!
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