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    Are you... in debt or something? why on earth are you working yourself so hard and at such a young age too? don't get me wrong, its admirable but why?
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    How much do you make.
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    Yeah. How much money do you make?
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    (Original post by Pens&Papers)
    How many women work in the same office as you?
    relative to men, a very small %, i'd give a rough estimate and say 10-20% are women in the area I work in

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Okay, I want to be an IB as well so I have a few questions (Thanks, if you reply)

    Gonna start off with some personal questions:
    1. What A-Levels did you do, and what grades did you achieve?
    in the context of going into ib, it literally doesn't matter what a levels you did and answering this question doesn't do anyone any justice.. i did what you'd normally expect from someone who went on to study econ/finance.. however, study anything.. the point is you come out with good results.. you're judged on your ability to outperform.. banks are generally tired of ppl like me.. and want some diversity in thinking. i achieved a*a*a

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    2. What Uni are you studying at and what course do you do?
    for purpose of anonymity i won't say.. however it's a semi-target school for banks.. think around the lines of manchester/bristol/durham/nottingham/kings

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    3. What extra-curricular do/did you do?
    table tennis, football, run a quad skating soc, make youtube vids, board member of a uni soc, student ambassador, volunteer at a youth club

    questions about this often come up in the world of banking, ppl want to know if you're a down to earth guy i guess and not boring


    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    4. Do you enjoy the work you do at the internship?
    yes

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    5. Is being in the office fun?
    i enjoy it, yes

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    6. What do you do in the office?
    work?

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    7. Why don't you continue being an IB till hours decrease as you progress? Or does 'x' pay more or do you prefer the hours or what?
    it's just a path i need to go down to get where i want to be.. my end goal isn't banking. it's merely a stepping stone.

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    8. You only have weekends off because it's an internship right? Because I read you work every day, even bank holidays.
    no, i've only had 3 weekends off thus far, it depends on deliverables, deadlines and work duties.

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    9. Do you get bored easily and tired? I don't really like sleeping anyway but is the job boring?
    no and no

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Lastly, any tips for people starting year 12?
    e.g. networking, EC, PS etc.
    apply for insight days, get good at something, and start trying to network with alumni.. just generally be interesting

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Thanks if you (or anyone) can answer these questions.
    no worries
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    (Original post by Allie4)
    Are you... in debt or something? why on earth are you working yourself so hard and at such a young age too? don't get me wrong, its admirable but why?
    i have quite specific ambitions and this is the way to get there.. a strong brand name on my cv and picking up the relevant financial modelling skills, business connections and building a name for myself within the industry.. opens a lot of doors down the line.

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    How much do you make.
    as below

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    Yeah. How much money do you make?
    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    not alot, street pays c.£50k base (+10-15% bonus) and a £5k sign on for juniour m&a analyst.. (that being said, it progresses rather quickly 3-4 years in you're on 6 figures all in).
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    tbh i dont know what my accent is anymore, sometimes it's really english, sometimes this asian accent comes out of nowhere...
    Have you ever spoken to them in a different language? I once started speaking Mandarin to a Chinese person and they didn't know Mandarin... I'm half Chinese myself and it was hilarious.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    relative to men, a very small %, i'd give a rough estimate and say 10-20% are women in the area I work in



    in the context of going into ib, it literally doesn't matter what a levels you did and answering this question doesn't do anyone any justice.. i did what you'd normally expect from someone who went on to study econ/finance.. however, study anything.. the point is you come out with good results.. you're judged on your ability to outperform.. banks are generally tired of ppl like me.. and want some diversity in thinking. i achieved a*a*a



    for purpose of anonymity i won't say.. however it's a semi-target school for banks.. think around the lines of manchester/bristol/durham/nottingham/kings



    table tennis, football, run a quad skating soc, make youtube vids, board member of a uni soc, student ambassador, volunteer at a youth club

    questions about this often come up in the world of banking, ppl want to know if you're a down to earth guy i guess and not boring




    yes



    i enjoy it, yes



    work?



    it's just a path i need to go down to get where i want to be.. my end goal isn't banking. it's merely a stepping stone.



    no, i've only had 3 weekends off thus far, it depends on deliverables, deadlines and work duties.



    no and no



    apply for insight days, get good at something, and start trying to network with alumni.. just generally be interesting



    no worries
    Thanks for taking your time to reply. So when should i start networking, and basically i need to show im not boring, and also do you have any advice on achieving a* a* a, like how many hours did you put in? from when? and with those results couldn't you have went to a target uni? and if you don't mind me asking, what is your end goal?
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    a mini yatch sorta cruise boat idk, they look pretty dope



    what does PPL stand for?
    Private pilots license
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Thanks for taking your time to reply. So when should i start networking, and basically i need to show im not boring, and also do you have any advice on achieving a* a* a, like how many hours did you put in? from when? and with those results couldn't you have went to a target uni? and if you don't mind me asking, what is your end goal?
    can start now, try and get people in the industry to advise you and steer you in the right direction.. you can gain some good mentors this way.

    a levels are pretty simple, just listen, work hard.. it's not about putting in hours, just enough to understand the work, what's expected and to be fairly diligent/thorough when answering questions

    yes that's right, the degree I am studying is quite specific and isn't offered at a target. in either case i got through the process, if you know you're a strong candidate and know what you want to get out of life, I wouldn't put too much emphasis on whether you're at a target or semi

    my end goal is to buy a boat, quite simply
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    Thanks for the great response but how would I start networking like right now?

    LinkedIn? Or what?
    I did try research it but it was like cold calling and stuff and was for if I was looking for a job which I am not; and I'm hoping to do stats and finance or maths and statistics at lse if I get A*AA


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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    work weekends too mostly, shoot away
    Whats you job? If you dont mind me asking
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Thanks for the great response but how would I start networking like right now?

    LinkedIn? Or what?
    I did try research it but it was like cold calling and stuff and was for if I was looking for a job which I am not; and I'm hoping to do stats and finance or maths and statistics at lse if I get A*AA


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    LinkedIn is the easiest way to start, ask for information sessions, get your name out there
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    Whats you job? If you dont mind me asking
    banking
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    LinkedIn is the easiest way to start, ask for information sessions, get your name out there
    Are there any UCL engineering graduates in your team etc?
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    LinkedIn is the easiest way to start, ask for information sessions, get your name out there
    Cool thanks I'll make one tonight, do you mind me asking all these questions? Cuz I don't want to annoy you but I have a few more, anyway you've been helpful.. And if you don't mind and prefer it, could I message you?


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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    work weekends too mostly, shoot away
    LOOOOOL, peak times.

    How's the summer been? Changed your mind about your career? Are you more or less efficient than you were last year?


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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    not alot, street pays c.£50k base (+10-15% bonus) and a £5k sign on for juniour m&a analyst.. (that being said, it progresses rather quickly 3-4 years in you're on 6 figures all in).

    most people burn out after their analyst stint, i say i wouldn't but then again.. i don't know what the future holds. i'm already interviewing with some buy-side funds to see if i can skip the 2-3 year banking process

    you'd be surprised at how much the human body can take.. i usually average 4-5 hours of sleep a night, and am fully functioning for the day.. when you are idle however, it can seriously kill.. but if you're kept busy that sense of adrenaline and urgency to complete work keeps you up..

    most people drink a lot of coffee.. but as above i'd recommend just ensuring you keep busy
    you must have a **** job. i work 42 a week and make more than you.
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    They help companies raise capital. That helps the economy a LOT
    oh that old spiel. what a farce.
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    Are there any UCL engineering graduates in your team etc?
    not that I know off, there are some econ guys on the floor. but as far as I'm aware ucl generally places well

    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Cool thanks I'll make one tonight, do you mind me asking all these questions? Cuz I don't want to annoy you but I have a few more, anyway you've been helpful.. And if you don't mind and prefer it, could I message you?

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    ask away, im happy to answer them.. sure send me a pm

    (Original post by Princepieman)
    LOOOOOL, peak times.

    How's the summer been? Changed your mind about your career? Are you more or less efficient than you were last year?


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    still looking to join, if nothing else pops up. a lot more efficient.. a lot.

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    you must have a **** job. i work 42 a week and make more than you.
    perhaps, that sounds great
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    not that I know off, there are some econ guys on the floor. but as far as I'm aware ucl generally places well



    ask away, im happy to answer them.. sure send me a pm



    still looking to join, if nothing else pops up. a lot more efficient.. a lot.



    perhaps, that sounds great


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