** Official Investment Banking Spring Week 2017 Thread **

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    How hard is to get a SW at GS sheep & goat division?

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    What are my chances of landing FO SW without any relevant work experience, useless gap year and doing undergrad at warwick business school in october.
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    What are my chances of landing FO SW without any relevant work experience, useless gap year and doing undergrad at warwick business school in october.
    Not very good tbh but doable.

    What experience do you have? Any extracurricular stuff?

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    (Original post by blksheep)
    What are my chances of landing FO SW without any relevant work experience, useless gap year and doing undergrad at warwick business school in october.
    You go to a target so that's good
    You don't really need work experience but you do need extracurricular activities
    Do you have any?
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    Hey,

    I'm starting to study Accounting & Finance at Durham this year - I've got a total of 7months experience in an energy trading firm (gathered over 4 summer holidays)... I was wondering if I could go to any spring week events for Banks in the first year and if so - which ones would you recommend
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    (Original post by anarbayram)
    Hey,

    I'm starting to study Accounting & Finance at Durham this year - I've got a total of 7months experience in an energy trading firm (gathered over 4 summer holidays)... I was wondering if I could go to any spring week events for Banks in the first year and if so - which ones would you recommend
    Reading the thread is a good idea.

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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    You go to a target so that's good
    You don't really need work experience but you do need extracurricular activities
    Do you have any?
    National record at junior level in track and field, norway
    i'm likable socially
    been trading stocks profitably for 2 years

    Quite depressed atm as i went on gap year because i changed my mind regarding what uni to attend. Was accepted to nottingham but knew I could do better.
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    National record at junior level in track and field, norway
    i'm likable socially
    been trading stocks profitably for 2 years

    Quite depressed atm as i went on gap year because i changed my mind regarding what uni to attend. Was accepted to nottingham but knew I could do better.
    Ok you've got a good chance then
    The national record would impress the bankers I think, and trading stocks would as well
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    (Original post by anarbayram)
    Hey,

    I'm starting to study Accounting & Finance at Durham this year - I've got a total of 7months experience in an energy trading firm (gathered over 4 summer holidays)... I was wondering if I could go to any spring week events for Banks in the first year and if so - which ones would you recommend
    You should apply to all the spring weeks
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    National record at junior level in track and field, norway
    i'm likable socially
    been trading stocks profitably for 2 years

    Quite depressed atm as i went on gap year because i changed my mind regarding what uni to attend. Was accepted to nottingham but knew I could do better.
    So you do have things..

    Yeah, I'd say you have as good a shot as anyone.

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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Ok you've got a good chance then
    The national record would impress the bankers I think, and trading stocks would as well
    Thanks..

    Do you know if the banks take your grades in consideration as a first year student? i mean, how will they be able to get hold off those if one has not received them yet..?
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    Thanks..

    Do you know if the banks take your grades in consideration as a first year student? i mean, how will they be able to get hold off those if one has not received them yet..?
    They don't, just put either 1st or 2:1 so the systems don't auto-rej you by mistake. HR will know that you don't have any concrete uni grades yet.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    So you do have things..

    Yeah, I'd say you have as good a shot as anyone.

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    I feel like once I get the opportunity to have an proper interview where I can show my character and experiences in life they will take the bite. The other way around as well..I cannot do numerical tests etc. I'd look unsuitable if they'd judge me solely by tests. Which banks use tests as oppose to only interviews for 1st year SW?
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    I feel like once I get the opportunity to have an proper interview where I can show my character and experiences in life they will take the bite. The other way around as well..I cannot do numerical tests etc. I'd look unsuitable if they'd judge me solely by tests. Which banks use tests as oppose to only interviews for 1st year SW?
    Read the thread bro

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Read the thread bro

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    Been flicking through page 1-20 found nothing regarding which banks do numerical tests except from the fact that GS don't. I may have missed the one page that explicitly disclosed..
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    Been flicking through page 1-20 found nothing regarding which banks do numerical tests except from the fact that GS don't. I may have missed the one page that explicitly disclosed..
    I mean I've mentioned it about 2-3 times..

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I mean I've mentioned it about 2-3 times..

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    I'll take another browse lol. Ty
    I saw that you prep at gradmonkey for numerical tests? Can you do any prep if you are into IB except for the numerical tests? If they even have numerical tests. Perhaps numerical tests are only for technology division? Aiming for M&A, not sure if you are even able to chose section or if you are randomly placed at a desk.
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    I'll take another browse lol. Ty
    I saw that you prep at gradmonkey for numerical tests? Can you do any prep if you are into IB except for the numerical tests? If they even have numerical tests. Perhaps numerical tests are only for technology division?
    Nah, I used assessment day.. And it is the opposite, front office spring weeks will tend to have tests and tech/ops don't. Ofc, it is not uniformly true however.

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    How important are extracurriculars? What type of stuff are the banks looking for?
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    (Original post by economicss)
    How important are extracurriculars? What type of stuff are the banks looking for?
    Important, stuff you're interested and engaged in where you're leading something or have achieved something.

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