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    (Original post by CD315)
    Why a shocker?
    Cambridge maths is a good degree.
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    Spring weeks are useless, very little chance you'll get offer a summer intern and just gonna waste ur spring when u sbould be studying
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    (Original post by Mustgetintoib)
    Spring weeks are useless, very little chance you'll get offer a summer intern and just gonna waste ur spring when u sbould be studying
    which bank are you talking about in particular? GS convert around 60%, banks such as baml are on the opposite end yes, but most convert extremely well? Its first year, doesn't count for most, this is the best time possible to get a summer rather than wasting months this time second year when degree does count.
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    which bank are you talking about in particular? GS convert around 60%, banks such as baml are on the opposite end yes, but most convert extremely well? Its first year, doesn't count for most, this is the best time possible to get a summer rather than wasting months this time second year when degree does count.
    Well my friends who did loads of springs weeks (one did three at hsbc barclays Jpm, others at GS) and none of them got converted at all, I think Jpm conversion is like 30%, well first year grade is the grade you're going to put on your cv when you apply to summer internships right?

    I'm just saying it's very likely you'll be both wasting time in first year AND second year doing applications and disrupting studies rather than just purely second year... I didn't do a spring week but got many interviews and ACs this year and have already got an offer so just personal opinion
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    I just had a interview with BAML ... anyone had any replies yet?
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    (Original post by Mustgetintoib)
    Well my friends who did loads of springs weeks (one did three at hsbc barclays Jpm, others at GS) and none of them got converted at all, I think Jpm conversion is like 30%, well first year grade is the grade you're going to put on your cv when you apply to summer internships right?

    I'm just saying it's very likely you'll be both wasting time in first year AND second year doing applications and disrupting studies rather than just purely second year... I didn't do a spring week but got many interviews and ACs this year and have already got an offer so just personal opinion
    Hsbc and Barclays auto consider each spring week applicant applicant for an ac for summer, if he couldn't convert one of the three that is atrocious, sorry to say, ib isn't for him.
    Not if you get a spring week and convert it
    Yes if you don't convert a spring week I agree

    well done, which ib are you going to be interning with?
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    Hsbc and Barclays auto consider each spring week applicant applicant for an ac for summer, if he couldn't convert one of the three that is atrocious, sorry to say, ib isn't for him.
    Not if you get a spring week and convert it
    Yes if you don't convert a spring week I agree

    well done, which ib are you going to be interning with?
    Barclays IB and also Accenture managment consulting? Which one to choose? :P IB or consulting :P
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    (Original post by Mustgetintoib)
    Barclays IB and also Accenture managment consulting? Which one to choose? :P IB or consulting :P
    lol why did you ignore every sentence before the last one?

    What division is Barclays, if ibd or s and t id struggle to say, but personally I do have a spot for consulting. If it was oc and c, ow, at Kearney, mbb, id say in an instant consulting, but its tougher. Still would say Accenture I guess
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    lol why did you ignore every sentence before the last one?

    What division is Barclays, if ibd or s and t id struggle to say, but personally I do have a spot for consulting. If it was oc and c, ow, at Kearney, mbb, id say in an instant consulting, but its tougher. Still would say Accenture I guess
    What are the big consulting firms / good ones? More competitive than ib? And why consulting over ib?
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by solaars)
    What are the big consulting firms / good ones? More competitive than ib? And why consulting over ib?
    Thanks.
    Pure strategy consulting is highly competititve (looking at you McKinsey). Much more than M&A per exemple, loads of work required on hundred of cases before an interview, IF you ever get it.

    You divide it into the MBB (Mckinsey, Bain and BCG)
    Some really good firms like Oliver Whyman, AT Kearney etc...
    Big fours (Deloitte is a bit above the rest)

    It's really a different type of work, but as intensive as IB. More general problematics, you have to focus on every aspect of a problem. And you write a lot. Was talking to an MD from DB last time who started as a junior at McKinsey, but he quitted for M&A because they had to write too much and he felt like still being a student.
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    (Original post by Mustgetintoib)
    Spring weeks are useless, very little chance you'll get offer a summer intern and just gonna waste ur spring when u sbould be studying
    Converted both my springs. Which meant I was sped through the process with other banks.
    Finished summer recruitment in early November with 7/7 offers.

    Depends how good you are and how tactical you are with which spring internships you choose to do.


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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    lol why did you ignore every sentence before the last one?

    What division is Barclays, if ibd or s and t id struggle to say, but personally I do have a spot for consulting. If it was oc and c, ow, at Kearney, mbb, id say in an instant consulting, but its tougher. Still would say Accenture I guess
    IBD at Barclays and management consulting at accenture, the latter was super competitive this year I heard... 10000 applicants for ~50 spots
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    (Original post by solaars)
    What are the big consulting firms / good ones? More competitive than ib? And why consulting over ib?
    Thanks.
    Big ones mckinsey bain bcg (goldman Sachs equivalent, possibly even more prestigious)
    Second tier (accenture oliver wyman LEK oc&c) these specialise in certain types of consulting and are really good too, almost just as hard to get in,
    Then big four which is less prestigious and easier to get in but their consulting practices are rising

    Consulting people say are more intellectually challenging than IB, more client interaction, less hours and in terms if pay/hour is actually more than IB I believe,

    Also if you do consulting and specialise in certains areas u can do what IBers do, but IBers can never do what consultants too.

    Consultancy as an industry is fairly new and rising fast, IB has been around got decades (centuries) and is much more volatile (yes pointing at RBS and Lehman Brothers lol)
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    (Original post by Aenigma)
    Converted both my springs. Which meant I was sped through the process with other banks.
    Finished summer recruitment in early November with 7/7 offers.

    Depends how good you are and how tactical you are with which spring internships you choose to do.


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    You must be an exceptional candidate then :P 90% of those I knew didn't convert and I mean most of the time you still gotta go through an AC after spring right?

    Congratulations btw, goldman it is? :P
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    (Original post by Mustgetintoib)
    Hi,

    I am wondering if it would be wiser to apply for internships with a different email address/account that the one used for spring weeks or not? This is due to many costly errors (e.g. grammar) being made during spring week applications so I was wondering if this would hinder the chances for applying for a summer internship at the same bank?

    Thanks
    From this thread that you started : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2609362

    You failed to get any spot in SW, so stop being so condescending.
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    (Original post by Aionis)
    From this thread that you started : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2609362

    You failed to get any spot in SW, so stop being so condescending.
    That's because I only knew what a spring week was back in December... Thinking back it's not a big deal
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    (Original post by blix2)
    I just had a interview with BAML ... anyone had any replies yet?
    Which division?
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    (Original post by Aenigma)
    Converted both my springs. Which meant I was sped through the process with other banks.
    Finished summer recruitment in early November with 7/7 offers.

    Depends how good you are and how tactical you are with which spring internships you choose to do.


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    did you not have a two week frame in which to sign with the two converted springs? If so how did you phrase emails with the firms you applied to in second year to speed up the process when you had already signed offers im guessing?
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    (Original post by Roadrage27)
    Which division?
    IBD
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    Is it normal not to get a confirmation e-mail after taking the MS numerical test?
    Would be grateful for an answer.
 
 
 
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