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Where can I get work experience that will help me get into an economics degree?

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    (Original post by JRKinder)
    It is the flagship course and therefore one of the most competitive, so yes it is arguably harder to get into than some of the joint courses. I guess you could say that the joint courses would be respected less because the former is the 'main' course they offer, but pretty much any degree from LSE will serve you well. Since you do Further Maths you could try and aim for Maths&Econ, and getting good UMS scores at AS could make up for your GCSEs. I do hear a bit of criticism for Maths at LSE though, but I'm not too knowledgeable on that so you may want to ask someone else (it may, for example, just be compared to Maths at places like Oxbridge or Imperial, I'm not sure how it's viewed compared to other unis). For investment banking they look at the university first and the degree second. Obviously a relevant degree should stand you in good stead and could give you a bit of additional knowledge, but the university is the main factor (with Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, UCL and Warwick being the main targets).
    Okay thank you. Do you already go to a university?
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    How would I demonstrate my knowledge of economics?
    You'd discuss issues, Brexit, economic isolationism, how do you feel about free trade? Is globalisation good or bad? Why did the 2008 financial crisis happen and how has our and the global economic structures changed/adapted from the events? Why do we prefer capitalism over equality? Is poverty inveitable? You can also Just quote a book then build on it. I can guarantee if you get this part right it'll beat any work experience
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    2 weeks is quite significant lol and tbh it's going to drag on further because you're now on tsr asking what you should do i.e. you're unsure whether you even want to do economics, or what to do, you're indefinite so I doubt they'll let you start after 3 weeks but let me know how it goes for you.
    Stop being so negative
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    You'd discuss issues, Brexit, economic isolationism, how do you feel about free trade? Is globalisation good or bad? Why did the 2008 financial crisis happen and how has our and the global economic structures changed/adapted from the events? Why do we prefer capitalism over equality? Is poverty inveitable? You can also Just quote a book then build on it. I can guarantee if you get this part right it'll beat any work experience
    Discuss book ideas but don't quote it.
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Okay thank you. Do you already go to a university?
    I'm on a gap year currently so I'm applying right now, but I have experience of the Oxford process from last year.
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    (Original post by JRKinder)
    Discuss book ideas but don't quote it.
    True, it's better to just reference it
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    2 weeks is quite significant lol and tbh it's going to drag on further because you're now on tsr asking what you should do i.e. you're unsure whether you even want to do economics, or what to do, you're indefinite so I doubt they'll let you start after 3 weeks but let me know how it goes for you.
    The fact he's on TSR says he cares and wants to make an informed decision. 2 weeks in isn't a lot, they've probably just finished learning the word scarcity.
 
 
 
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