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Four things that unis think matter more than league tables 08-12-2016
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    I honestly think students with a gap year come across as more interesting. At my last job interview, the first round was heavily focused on my gap year activity. It's a good year to mature. I took a gap year myself and learned more in that year than I did in any other year of my life.

    LSE > Warwick. Warwick is not that well-known outside UK compared to LSE. You could ask anyone at my school and people would all know about the LSE brand, but not Warwick.

    With that being said, Warwick has a lot of alumni in finance.
    Agree with the first bit of the post, gap years mature you exponentially, especially if you take the time to learn as much as possible and explore the world + find interesting work to do.

    Disagree with the latter, there's marginal difference in 'chances' or 'probabilities' of OP getting into a good career between either 2 of those universities. Any perceived difference is most likely amplified noise.

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    (Original post by icedark_knight)
    Hey everyone...
    I have two unconditional offers... one from warwick for this year for Bsc econ and one for next year from lse also for bsc econ... Is LSE worth the gap year, or should I just go warwick?

    At the moment, I don't have any finance related work experience... (only ngo related)... so I'm worried if I go Warwick and I apply for SW's/insight days that I won't be successful...

    If I take a gap year I could probably try get some work experience, improving my application... also, do employers ask for reasons/what you did in a gap year between school and uni?

    I'm not really set on banking tbh... more interested in consultancy... what would you guys advise?
    Unless you you have a pretty good gap year scheme lined up go for Warwick.
    At SW level they are not expecting you to have any finance related experience, heck I know people from Warwick who got FO Summer offers from top banks without any previous significant finance experience.

    At SW level they are just looking for drive and passion for finance and you need to be intellectually curious, I don't care what people on here tell you, going to Warwick or LSE is not going to make any significant difference since they are both adored by top firms, Either way its not worth taking an empty gap year for the sake on changing universities.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Agree with the first bit of the post, gap years mature you exponentially, especially if you take the time to learn as much as possible and explore the world + find interesting work to do.

    Disagree with the latter, there's marginal difference in 'chances' or 'probabilities' of OP getting into a good career between either 2 of those universities. Any perceived difference is most likely amplified noise.

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    Never said his chances would be impaired if he chose Warwick instead of LSE. Neither did I say that they're different in terms of quality. I'm pointing out the fact that LSE, internationally, has a brand name that Warwick does not. So is true for Oxbridge.

    My university has plenty of exchange agreements with unis in Britain, among them Warwick and LSE. But guess who the poster boy is...
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    Guys can we get back to discussing Spring Weeks pls lol


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    (Original post by therealdeal580)
    Guys can we get back to discussing Spring Weeks pls lol


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    Still early days yet, we're not going to see much action til at least October or November.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Still early days yet, we're not going to see much action til at least October or November.

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    Agreed the applications are moving very slow this year.

    Still waiting for DB to put up the markets SW....


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    (Original post by therealdeal580)
    Guys can we get back to discussing Spring Weeks pls lol


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    U wot m8?
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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    U wot m8?
    I was just saying because the whole thread started comparing Unis which is not really the point of this thread.


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    Can't find the Barclays SW?
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    (Original post by Zer0.)
    Can't find the Barclays SW?
    Its not up yet, check again around November time


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    (Original post by RWiz)

    LSE > Warwick. Warwick is not that well-known outside UK compared to LSE. You could ask anyone at my school and people would all know about the LSE brand, but not Warwick.
    I wouldn't go that far. I know a lot of people from around the world who know Warwick in a good light, far more than you'd think. The fact is that both Warwick and LSE are very global universities.
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    Anyone else find the HSBC questions ridiculously over complicated and tedious?! Could anyone someone provide some inspiration for the HSBC 'what are our top 3 risks facing us' question?

    As much as I'd like to start talking about Brexit, they've made clear they arent fussed by it....any thought much appreciated!
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    (Original post by BusMan21)
    Anyone else find the HSBC questions ridiculously over complicated and tedious?! Could anyone someone provide some inspiration for the HSBC 'what are our top 3 risks facing us' question?

    As much as I'd like to start talking about Brexit, they've made clear they arent fussed by it....any thought much appreciated!
    > read news stories/their annual report
    > pick out 3 things
    > comment on how they link
    > ?????
    > profit

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    (Original post by therealdeal580)
    Agreed the applications are moving very slow this year.

    Still waiting for DB to put up the markets SW....


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    I did something silly. So that's what I would've applied for had the app been open.
    On their site, Corp finance and tech were only available so I thought corp finance would just cover everything other than tech.
    Should I inform HR that I've basically applied for the wrong app lol? Cause I talk about global markets in the 'why this division' rofl.
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    I did something silly. So that's what I would've applied for had the app been open.
    On their site, Corp finance and tech were only available so I thought corp finance would just cover everything other than tech.
    Should I inform HR that I've basically applied for the wrong app lol? Cause I talk about global markets in the 'why this division' rofl.
    Yes tell them.

    I honestly thought the same (scroll back in the thread) and looked like a complete mug when I checked again and other divisions were available.. lol

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yes tell them.

    I honestly thought the same (scroll back in the thread) and looked like a complete mug when I checked again and other divisions were available.. lol

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    Funny thing they invited me for a numerical.. Would've thought they'd reject me instantly tbt.

    Oh right did you send off ur db app?
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    Funny thing they invited me for a numerical.. Would've thought they'd reject me instantly tbt.

    Oh right did you send off ur db app?
    Nah, not submitting until late October
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    Funny thing they invited me for a numerical.. Would've thought they'd reject me instantly tbt.

    Oh right did you send off ur db app?
    They look at ur application after the numericals bro


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    Sorry if this has been asked before: do big consulting firms run any kind of programs for 1st years?
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    (Original post by Adrono)
    Sorry if this has been asked before: do big consulting firms run any kind of programs for 1st years?
    you can search through the thread tho

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