My current train of career thought is going into a private bank after I finish university.
Now, I know a private banker and he has CeFA qualification and CeMAP qualification. Would I be at an advantage if I did these qualifications before I applied to graduate programs? It says on the bank I've looked at that they expect you to take it during your 2 years in the program. Do you think they'd look on me favourably if I had done it previously?
(Original post by BAEconyr3)
LOL how on earth are you planning on doing them so early???? Its like saying, can I do my ACA before joining PwC, or like saying can I complete my 1st year uni exams before joining the uni! lol
My advice: concentrate on getting a good degree i.e. 1st/2.1 then join the grad programme. hope that helps!
While I broadly agree with you, it's best to never underestimate people...
I'm up for trying for my CFA, actually. Was chatting to the FSA, and they said it's usually done as part of their first placement on the grad programme - wonder if I can do it on the internship. If I'm not doing my thesis research (through not doing a thesis) I should have time
I thought I could try over summer. I got an email back form the training company who said I should do a CeMAP first, then a CeFA. Looks expensive, I assume if I was on a grad program, the company would pay for it?