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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yep, pretty much a sinking ship now.



    Hahaha, if you can get the experience that is! :')
    Hope so lol.

    tbh the whole banking industry is in structural decline.
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    Hey guys, are A Level insight days important?
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    (Original post by ExMus)
    Hey guys, are A Level insight days important?
    Did 4 A level insights, got 3 IB SWs, 1 summer, study at a semi-target

    A classmate of mine did around 6 A level insights, got 4 IB SWs

    Other people on my course didn't do A level insights still got SWs

    I'd say they help in sort of "Why did you choose x firm?" - can relate your experiences at the a level programme but other than that they're not as important. I know people who have A level insights with no SWs. I'd say they help with regards to meeting people in the industry and developing a network but other than that no, they look pretty cool as a line on your CV, shows motivation for the industry from an early stage.

    If you get accepted onto them, go for them 100% though
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Did 4 A level insights, got 3 IB SWs, 1 summer, study at a semi-target

    A classmate of mine did around 6 A level insights, got 4 IB SWs

    Other people on my course didn't do A level insights still got SWs

    I'd say they help in sort of "Why did you choose x firm?" - can relate your experiences at the a level programme but other than that they're not as important. I know people who have A level insights with no SWs. I'd say they help with regards to meeting people in the industry and developing a network but other than that no, they look pretty cool as a line on your CV, shows motivation for the industry from an early stage.

    If you get accepted onto them, go for them 100% though
    Thanks. I'll try to apply to as many as I can and go from there. I'm guessing a lot of the events are at Canary Wharf. Am I wrong?
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    (Original post by ExMus)
    Thanks. I'll try to apply to as many as I can and go from there. I'm guessing a lot of the events are at Canary Wharf. Am I wrong?
    Pretty much, most of the banks are at CW
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    (Original post by ExMus)
    Hey guys, are A Level insight days important?
    If you know you are interested in IB this early then yeah - definitely do it. The head-start in knowledge of the industry, firms, network, etc. will help you a lot with spring week applications and interviews.
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    (Original post by lizzygrant)
    If you know you are interested in IB this early then yeah - definitely do it. The head-start in knowledge of the industry, firms, network, etc. will help you a lot with spring week applications and interviews.
    Oh yeah, true, I'm definitely going to apply. Gonna see how it goes. Btw, was your username inspired by a certain singer?
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    (Original post by ExMus)
    Oh yeah, true, I'm definitely going to apply. Gonna see how it goes. Btw, was your username inspired by a certain singer?
    Yup - never thought someone would get it here
    Good luck btw
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    (Original post by Anonynmous)
    tbh the whole banking industry is in structural decline.
    Can you expand your point pls?

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    (Original post by lizzygrant)
    Yup - never thought someone would get it here
    Good luck btw
    Well she is my favourite artist so it shouldn't come as a surprise . Thanks.
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    (Original post by lizzygrant)
    Can you expand your point pls?

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    Banking now is not how it was pre 2008/2007 (apart from M&A which is getting there).
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    (Original post by ExMus)
    Well she is my favourite artist so it shouldn't come as a surprise . Thanks.
    I love Lana too.
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    (Original post by lizzygrant)
    Can you expand your point pls?

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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
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    seen it

    Big conflicts of interest

    He was kicked out by goldman

    How may SWs u get mate?. 0 thats right...n haters gona hate hate hate
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    (Original post by FanaticEV)
    seen itBig conflicts of interestHe was kicked out by goldmanHow may SWs u get mate?. 0 thats right...n haters gona hate hate hate
    Some good points were raised in that video.

    comment about SW was unnescasary, it's like saying I have more rep making my points more valid.
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    This is absolutely right. IB divisions of banks are being scaled down massively. Too risky. But other divisions of banking are recovering and actually moving away from IB divisions.
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    Absolutely right! How is Csmbridge?
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    SW description says that "smart business attire". How should I wear to be safe?

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    (Original post by lizzygrant)
    SW description says that "smart business attire". How should I wear to be safe?

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    Mine says "dress peofessionally", dont get it. I already bought 4 new business shirts with matching ties, and I have a charcoal suit. Is that professional?
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