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    Degree:
    BA Mathematics
    Jobs/Careers of Interest:
    Best case: IB M&A or PE (unlikely as undergraduate)
    Other options if finance doesn't work out: Blue chip tech firm, management consulting
    Less preferable choice: army 3 years then MBA to one of the above
    If everything goes tits up: Sales
    Wild card: Tech startup. Depends on what happens the time I'm at uni. Who I meet, etc.
    Graduate Salary Expected:
    Ranges from around £40k base at the top to £25k base at the bottom.
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    Degree: Mechanical Engineering
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: Overseas at risk infrastructure engineering or oil & gas technician
    Graduate Salary Expected: ~£30k out of uni & quickly rises after a few years experience.
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    (Original post by BizzStrut)
    Degree:
    BA Mathematics
    Jobs/Careers of Interest:
    Best case: IB M&A or PE (unlikely as undergraduate)
    Other options if finance doesn't work out: Blue chip tech firm, management consulting
    Less preferable choice: army 3 years then MBA to one of the above
    If everything goes tits up: Sales
    Wild card: Tech startup. Depends on what happens the time I'm at uni. Who I meet, etc.
    Graduate Salary Expected:
    Ranges from around £40k base at the top to £25k base at the bottom.
    We sound like very similar people.. Except I would hate to be in the army!



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    Degree: Politics and Social Policy

    Jobs/career of interest: MP or Civil Service (Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Treasury)
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    Degree: Electronic Engineering
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: Marketing / HR / Creating content
    Graduate Salary Expected: over 18,000
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    (Original post by y0_3mma)
    Degree: Electronic Engineering
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: Marketing / HR / Creating content
    Graduate Salary Expected: over 18,000
    Interesting.. Refreshing to see an engineer interested in creative industries.

    What persuaded you to go down that route?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Interesting.. Refreshing to see an engineer interested in creative industries.

    What persuaded you to go down that route?

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    What persuaded me to study engineering? I ask myself the same question.
    Well the fact that 1. I come from an easter european country and it's hard af to get a job there. 2. engineers always get jobs. 3. engineers always get good money

    What persuaded me to want marketing? I've always been a creative person and I love creating stuff, crafting, anything that involves nice visual/audio things. I still don't know what job i want, but it looks like marketing fits what i'd like..
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    Degree: Philosophy
    Career: Lawyer or primary school teacher
    Graduate salary: £19K?
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    Mathematics at ICL
    Career: Hedge fund Quant Analyst for Man group or similar, hopefully,

    Salary: 40k-50k starting
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    (Original post by Buses)
    Mathematics at ICL
    Career: Hedge fund Quant Analyst for Man group or similar, hopefully,

    Salary: 40k-50k starting
    Big aim.. I think BlueCrest and Brevan Howard also hire from undergrad, might want to check them out too. Of course also check out other quant-y places like Jane Street, SIG, DRW, DE Shaw, Citadel etc. Putting your eggs in one firm is never a good idea.

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    (Original post by Buses)
    Mathematics at ICL
    Career: Hedge fund Quant Analyst for Man group or similar, hopefully,

    Salary: 40k-50k starting
    Hi, I am going to study Maths at Uni & wanted to ask can you please tell me what a quant analyst?
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Hi, I am going to study Maths at Uni & wanted to ask can you please tell me what a quant analyst?
    They use mathematical and quantatative methods to help find profitable investments for places like a hedge fund. Well that's what I think they do anyways 😁
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    (Original post by Buses)
    Mathematics at ICL
    Career: Hedge fund Quant Analyst for Man group or similar, hopefully,

    Salary: 40k-50k starting
    damn, didn't know that was possible straight out of undergrad
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    damn, didn't know that was possible straight out of undergrad
    Quant HFs do occasionally recruit very top undergrads but it's certainly not common. Prop shops recruit undergrads too.

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    Degree: MMathPhys
    Jobs/Careers of Interest: idk

    Graduate Salary Expected: enough
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Case in point.. Ffs.

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    I'm not sure I understand.
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    (Original post by Vinny1900)
    You're delerious
    Delirious* pal, and I don't think I am.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Quant HFs do occasionally recruit very top undergrads but it's certainly not common. Prop shops recruit undergrads too.

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    Sheeeeet, just read that head of human resources at Man group said that they tend to hire 4-6 graduates every year out of 1000 applicants, damn that's reallyyyyyy competitive
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    (Original post by Mentally)
    Delirious* pal, and I don't think I am.
    Employers don't pay that level.
 
 
 
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