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    Ah fair, a gap year at ibm would defo look good! Yeah it's nice to discuss this option, I think you should fancy your chances with 4A*s at a-level it would be a joke to not let you in, I'm defo gonna work hard to get the best grades just so I have the option of reapplying. My problem is that my grades were pretty good but my interview wasn't great, so there's always the chance of it not going my way again. Your mate is a g!! ������ I guess my underlying thought is that if going somewhere like UCL will get me into the career I want, I might aswell just go there but forgoing the once in a lifetime experience of Oxbridge would be depressing, but I guess student life in London would be so sick aswell
    UCL is pretty good!You'd have a pretty good career!I hope I get to work as an Economist in the public sector
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    UCL is pretty good!You'd have a pretty good career!I hope I get to work as an Economist in the public sector
    Exactly, I need to keep reminding myself how good ucl is! Tbf I reckon that's be pretty interesting actually, judging what policies to do and when
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Exactly, I need to keep reminding myself how good ucl is! Tbf I reckon that's be pretty interesting actually, judging what policies to do and when
    I bet I'd be the first Economist not interested in Investment Banking!I'd really love to work with the government!
    Well I hope I do get a Warwick offer!It is my best uni!
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    (Original post by Hannahmeg)
    Which College?


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    Pembroke
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    (Original post by 789tom789)
    Pembroke
    Pretty sure that's my cambridge college's sister college at oxford



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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Pretty sure that's my cambridge college's sister college at oxford



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    Wow that confused me haha, but cool
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    Wow that confused me haha, but cool
    I don't even know what it means ahaha
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    Any one got offers from Loughborough or Sheffield
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    I bet I'd be the first Economist not interested in Investment Banking!I'd really love to work with the government!
    Well I hope I do get a Warwick offer!It is my best uni!
    Haha you're a rare species haha, good luck with Warwick!!
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    I bet I'd be the first Economist not interested in Investment Banking!I'd really love to work with the government!
    Well I hope I do get a Warwick offer!It is my best uni!
    Nah I'm not interested in IB, it's a declining industry :/


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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Nah I'm not interested in IB, it's a declining industry :/


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    But them Starting Salaries Tho.
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    (Original post by mayowapops)
    But them Starting Salaries Tho.
    True but it's not all about money, I'd love to be a financial/economic journalist


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    (Original post by mayowapops)
    But them Starting Salaries Tho.
    I saw an article that said if you take into account the amount of hours worked, the hourly wage is less than McDonald's

    I guess there's bonuses and that but you'd have to deal with the constant stress and low job security... most don't make it past two years.
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    why do people think ib is declining? I'm not well versed on this but i'd have thought age old institutions like Goldman would diversify their services in order to survive? one financial crisis doesn't ruin an industry but idk
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    why do people think ib is declining? I'm not well versed on this but i'd have thought age old institutions like Goldman would diversify their services in order to survive? one financial crisis doesn't ruin an industry but idk
    Nah I know of people who've had to leave the industry in recent years, its hay day appears to be over imo


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    Nah I know of people who've had to leave the industry in recent years, its hay day appears to be over imo


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    true, I guess as an industry it expands in a bull market and contracts in a bear
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Ah fair, a gap year at ibm would defo look good! Yeah it's nice to discuss this option, I think you should fancy your chances with 4A*s at a-level it would be a joke to not let you in, I'm defo gonna work hard to get the best grades just so I have the option of reapplying. My problem is that my grades were pretty good but my interview wasn't great, so there's always the chance of it not going my way again. Your mate is a g!! 😎 I guess my underlying thought is that if going somewhere like UCL will get me into the career I want, I might aswell just go there but forgoing the once in a lifetime experience of Oxbridge would be depressing, but I guess student life in London would be so sick aswell
    If you were good enough to be called for interview this year then I'm sure you'll be good enough to get one if you reapplied, which would give you the chance to learn from this years experience and perform better next year. I'm sure you're more than capable of getting further next year man so it could be worth a shot in your case. Loooooool my mate is living the life, his IG is full of fancy restaurants and views from Canary Wharf. You're right about UCL tho. I guess we're really similar in that we both know UCL would be great but we don't want to miss out on Oxbridge, but then again we know London social life would be maaaaad 😂
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    (Original post by fha96)
    If you were good enough to be called for interview this year then I'm sure you'll be good enough to get one if you reapplied, which would give you the chance to learn from this years experience and perform better next year. I'm sure you're more than capable of getting further next year man so it could be worth a shot in your case. Loooooool my mate is living the life, his IG is full of fancy restaurants and views from Canary Wharf. You're right about UCL tho. I guess we're really similar in that we both know UCL would be great but we don't want to miss out on Oxbridge, but then again we know London social life would be maaaaad 😂
    Cheers dude it probs is worth a shot but idk, that life sounds so sick! Mate you've summed us up in a sentence 😂😂😂 tbh, it's the London life that I probs just won't be able to resist ngl 🍻
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Cheers dude it probs is worth a shot but idk, that life sounds so sick! Mate you've summed us up in a sentence tbh, it's the London life that I probs just won't be able to resist ngl
    Hi lads,

    In exactly the same position. Rejected from Oxford, and now considering gap year + US application if i get 3A*'s

    Is it even possible for candidates to take a gap year and then go to America?
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    Anybody know roughly when I should expect to hear back from UCL by, given that I applied on 20th October?
 
 
 
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