There is plenty of reasons to love autumn. Walking through the fallen leaves in a cosy cable-knit sweater, a hot cup of tea on a chilly afternoon and endless opportunities to enhance your professional and personal life.

Whether you are looking to boost your skills or even change your career path, we designed this overview to ensure that everyone finds inspiration to beautify this colourful season.

We hope you will enjoy this list of opportunities to take advantage of while sipping your pumpkin spice latte ☕ Happy reading!

🎃 14 opportunities to spark your passion this fall

1. Get your MBA online with EU Business School

Now accepting applications for the fall 2020 intake | Apply now
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Eligibility: If you hold a bachelor’s degree, have a GPA of 3.0 and a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE, we encourage you to apply

Looking for an opportunity to expand your professional qualifications? Are you ready to get all the skills you need to start your own successful venture?

Apply now for a flexible and affordable online MBA program, connecting you to a network of peers, lecturers and business experts from all over the world!

Benefit from all the key features of on-campus education by attending interactive webinars, group projects and business simulations from your home office.

Classes are hosted on easy-to-use platforms, and the latest technology ensures an innovative learning experience.

2. Financial Modeling Competition

Deadline: October 24, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Register here
 The competition is open to any individual wishing to pursue a valuable learning opportunity in a case-based setting. This is an individual case competition. However, if you are a university student, you can compete as part of a team of maximum 5 other university students.

The 2020 Financial Modeling Competition is an M&A case study where participants will analyze the impact of a potential M&A transaction for a live Fortune Global 500 company.

In the case, participants will act as an M&A Adviser for the live company and provide an investment recommendation by assessing potential acquisition targets and how they align with the company’s growth objectives.

3. Ace Incubation Program

Deadline: October 26, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: MSc or PhD students, researchers, technology professionals or alumni of any Dutch university working on an innovative tech or science-based idea; International applications are also welcome if you are willing to set up your business in the Amsterdam region and have a potential for growth and ambition to scale up internationally
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ace Incubation Program offers training, support and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Are you a student, researcher or recent graduate with an inspiring startup idea?

This incubation program helps you develop your tech or science idea into a successful company. We cover all stages of starting a business and help you boost your entrepreneurial skills.

4. SHIFT Business Webstival

Dates: October 27-28, 2020 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 49,-
Location: Online; Turku, Finland

SHIFT Business Webstival 2020 main event is built to bring people together and to challenge your thinking. Join SHIFT for two days of keynotes, mentoring sessions with our speakers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and co-creation.

The program covers the key elements of intelligent business and business development: profitable sustainability, future critical skills, and the latest research and technological breakthroughs.

5. The World Bank Internship Program

Deadline: October 31, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time). There is no age limit. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable. Other skills such as computing skills are advantageous.

The World Bank Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank.

The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and research experience into the Bank’s work, while improving skills in a diverse environment.

6. Strategic Marketing USA

Dates: November 5-6, 2020 | Register here
Prices: free tickets available
Location: Online

Strategic Marketing USA is uniting the world’s most influential CMOs to discuss the impact of brands on society, challenge what it means to be a brand and map a new future for marketing – one where brands are purpose-driven, campaigns are intelligently data-backed, and innovation drives growth.

7. Code Mesh V

Dates: November 5-6, 2020 | Register here
Prices: free tickets available
Location: Online

Code Mesh V is a two-day virtual conference, bringing together users and speakers of different functional programming languages and alternative tech.

The conference will run virtually across US and European time zones so that people who have been unable to visit Code Mesh previously in the UK will finally have the ideal opportunity to enjoy live talks, workshops, networking and idea-sharing no matter where they are located.

8. Conrad Challenge

Deadline: November 6, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Teams of 2-5 students, ages 13-18, from around the world

The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education.

Each year, teams of 2-5 students, ages 13-18, from around the world create products and/or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges.

9. Google Kick Start Coding Competition

Deadline: November 15, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Coders around the world are invited to participate

Kick Start hosts online rounds throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities while getting a sample of the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!

Kick Start offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programming skills through online-hosted competition rounds.

10. European Business Summit

Dates: November 16-17, 2020| Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 590,-
Location: Brussels, Belgium

European Business Summit is looking forward to welcoming you all to celebrate the 20th edition together in November.

This year, EBS will return as a hybrid event. This new event format will include a limited in-person portion of the event alongside live-streaming of keynote sessions and online engagement (+10,000 viewers over the 2 days of Summit).

11. Startup Leadership Program

Deadline: November 30, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: A record of leadership and achievement (not necessarily in a startup), visible passion for SLP and actions that indicate you will participate in the community; A clear indication that you either founded or run a startup, are an innovator or an idea generator who would like to turn an idea into a company, or are a VC who wants to be closer to entrepreneurs.
Location: London, the United Kingdom

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs.

SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1900 successful startups & raised more than $700M in funding.

12. Young SDG Innovators Programme

Deadline: November 30, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
High-performing employees at a participating company of the UN Global Compact; 35 years or younger; Interest in business model innovation, sustainability and disruptive technologies; Companies must be confirmed to participate in the programme before nominating individual young professionals to join.

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and delivers on their company’s sustainability objectives.

13. Web Summit

Dates: December 2-4, 2020 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 71,-
Location: Online

Web Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.

Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true. There’s a simple power in people coming together. That’s why Web Summit is going online this December.

14. MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
check out the eligibility criteria for each of the competition tracks here
Location: Online

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (ASC) is a yearly competition initiated by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab since 2006.

This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab Region.

Are you planning to apply for one of the opportunities listed above? Is there any other opportunity worth listing here? Let me know by leaving a comment below or get in touch with us via our contact form.

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