** Official Investment Banking Spring Week 2017 Thread **

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    (Original post by gwagon)
    Hey guys,
    I've just started looking at spring 2017 programs and to be frank I am a newbie to the world of finance and banking. I was checking out the JPM careers stie and they seem to have programs for Markets, IB and Asset Management. Which one should I apply for, or roughly what are the differences between them? Thanks!
    There's this wonderful tool, called google.

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    (Original post by gwagon)
    Hey guys,
    I've just started looking at spring 2017 programs and to be frank I am a newbie to the world of finance and banking. I was checking out the JPM careers stie and they seem to have programs for Markets, IB and Asset Management. Which one should I apply for, or roughly what are the differences between them? Thanks!
    Also I posted links in the sixth form FAQ to various sites, would appreciate you doing your own research first because most people on here would be doing the same. Then come back with more appropriate Qs than: what is this, and what should I choose..

    + search for the european vault guide to investment banking

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Also I posted links in the sixth form FAQ to various sites, would appreciate you doing your own research first because most people on here would be doing the same. Then come back with more appropriate Qs than: what is this, and what should I choose..

    + search for the european vault guide to investment banking

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    Please can you give a link to google so i know what to google

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Please can you give a link to google so i know what to google

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    http://bfy.tw/2Ph

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    (Original post by gwagon)
    Hey guys,
    I've just started looking at spring 2017 programs and to be frank I am a newbie to the world of finance and banking. I was checking out the JPM careers stie and they seem to have programs for Markets, IB and Asset Management. Which one should I apply for, or roughly what are the differences between them? Thanks!
    You should figure this out yourself or you'll get absolutely grilled in the interviews if you'll even make it this far assuming how poor and dull your cover letter will sound if you've no clue about your career path. SW requires a lot of work, research, networking and practising for tests etc. The competition is absolutely fierce, especially at top firms such as MS/GS/JPM.
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    daaaammmnnnnn prince, back at it again with the next level bantz :')
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    You should figure this out yourself or you'll get absolutely grilled in the interviews if you'll even make it this far assuming how poor and dull your cover letter will sound if you've no clue about your career path. SW requires a lot of work, research, networking and practising for tests etc. The competition is absolutely fierce, especially at top firms such as MS/GS/JPM.
    How much do I need to know about finance for an SW placement? Is it too late to start learning?
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    (Original post by gwagon)
    How much do I need to know about finance for an SW placement? Is it too late to start learning?
    What division?

    I would say if you want to apply a bit later like start/mid October and start learning until then you will be fine.

    A lot of work tho haha.... competition is high.
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    (Original post by gwagon)
    How much do I need to know about finance for an SW placement? Is it too late to start learning?
    Not a huge amount, but asking what is investment banking doesn't bode too well.. especially when you will almost certainly be asked (both at interview and in application questions) why you applied to that division specifically.

    Anyway, there's shitloads of info out there go do some digging before you start uni mate, also keep up with the news and prep yourself for the process (practice online tests, practice competency interview questions, lookup brainteasers etc). You're up against a pretty cutthroat set of applicants.



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    Just seen from the SA chat that UBS didn't do their logical test this year, does anyone know if that's the same with the SW?
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    (Original post by banana5)
    Just seen from the SA chat that UBS didn't do their logical test this year, does anyone know if that's the same with the SW?
    It would be the same across everything.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It would be the same across everything.

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    Have you applied to anything thus far?
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    (Original post by banana5)
    Have you applied to anything thus far?
    Nah, waiting for the others to open and doing test prep atm. You?

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    (Original post by gwagon)
    How much do I need to know about finance for an SW placement? Is it too late to start learning?
    What Prince said!
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nah, waiting for the others to open and doing test prep atm. You?

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    What provider do you use? I've used Jobpreptest for my current gig, but have heard a lot of good about graduatemonkey.
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    What provider do you use? I've used Jobpreptest for my current gig, but have heard a lot of good about graduatemonkey.
    Yeah, people have been raving about gradmonkey on the summer thread.. I'm currently using assessmentday and may get gradmonkey later on if I finish up the tests available on AD. How did you find JTP?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nah, waiting for the others to open and doing test prep atm. You?

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    Yeah same with me. Doing test work mainly would be such a shame to get rejected in the first stage.
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    (Original post by banana5)
    Yeah same with me. Doing test work mainly would be such a shame to get rejected in the first stage.
    Exactly, they're a real pest too with 70th percentile+ pass rates :/ At least some firms don't have tests anymore thankfully.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yeah, people have been raving about gradmonkey on the summer thread.. I'm currently using assessmentday and may get gradmonkey later on if I finish up the tests available on AD. How did you find JTP?

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    I really like the "learning by doing" approach, which JTP basically was. It's a little bit expensive I think, but you can buy a premium membership for a monthly fee and during that period you'll have access to all the tests and they come with extensive answers to all the questions and a nice interface. They also have tests tailored for each major bank, but it may be a bit BS, considering they have tests for Goldman Sachs etc.

    I saw graduate monkey came with 150 page e-books etc. which I personally think is a really *****y way to learn to pass these tests.
 
 
 
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