Pinsent Masons is offering law students who take part in a fundraising business challenge the chance to discuss their future career with a partner at the firm.
As part of National Pro Bono week, the firm is supporting charity WildHearts by entering a team into Micro-Tyco, a fundraising event running through November.
To encourage students to take part in the challenge Pinsent Masons says it will reward those with the most innovative ideas and/or who raise the most money with a place at one of its December office insight evenings and the opportunity to discuss their careers ambitions with a partner.
In the Micro-Tyco business challenge teams are given just £1 of ‘seed capital’ from WildHearts.
Each team then has just four weeks to use their entrepreneurial skills to transform that £1 into as much money as possible.
All funds generated go to WildHearts which last year lent £550 to teams participating in Micro-Tyco, generating £106,882 in return.
All monies raised in Micro-Tyco are invested in microloans, which WildHearts make available to impoverished people throughout the developing world.
To enter, you need to fill in a form here and submit a team name of “Pinsent Masons – [your team name here]”. Individuals or teams of up to five people may apply.
You must also submit a short summary (500-word maximum) illustrating how you grew your pound to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December 2012.
The news follows Pinsent Masons’ support for a graduate recruitment event for LGBT students this December. (24 October 2012)