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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I mean you could read the threads?

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    (Original post by AKRP)
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    Well are you asking us if its okay to lie on your cover letter? cause it is not okay, they could ask you in an interview what you want to do your masters in and why etc
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    (Original post by TheParham)
    Well are you asking us if its okay to lie on your cover letter? cause it is not okay, they could ask you in an interview what you want to do your masters in and why etc
    I will be prepared to coherently answer any question regarding my masters. If they would give me an offer on the condition that I actually do a masters, well then I would do one... Basically, I just want to know whether I can prevent the regulation of me being unable to apply for SA positions by saying I am going to do a masters.
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    I will be prepared to coherently answer any question regarding my masters. If they would give me an offer on the condition that I actually do a masters, well then I would do one... Basically, I just want to know whether I can prevent the regulation of me being unable to apply for SA positions by saying I am going to do a masters.
    So you are willing to do a whole masters degree if CS give you a 9-10 weeks long internship? hahaha
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    (Original post by TheParham)
    So you are willing to do a whole masters degree if CS give you a 9-10 weeks long internship? hahaha
    Mate, I am mostly indifferent between doing a masters or not, but would prefer joining straight away... Comprende?
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    Mate, I am mostly indifferent between doing a masters or not, but would prefer joining straight away... Comprende?
    if you are keen on joining straight away I suggest this thing called the Analyst 2017 programme that CS do, check it out
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    (Original post by TheParham)
    if you are keen on joining straight away I suggest this thing called the Analyst 2017 programme that CS do, check it out
    Thank you . However, many of my friends say that it is nearly "impossible" to join straight away with my profile. I come from a good university and have 2 relevant internships but at no-name companies. And so I thought i might take a shot at the SA positions rather than wasting my application for a full-time position where I don't stand a chance. Any thoughts on this ??
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    Thank you . However, many of my friends say that it is nearly "impossible" to join straight away with my profile. I come from a good university and have 2 relevant internships but at no-name companies. And so I thought i might take a shot at the SA positions rather than wasting my application for a full-time position where I don't stand a chance. Any thoughts on this ??
    On a serious note, I think there are good arguments on both sides (read the thread as prince mentioned) , in my opinion, getting a SA role is not much easier than getting a FT role
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    (Original post by TheParham)
    On a serious note, I think there are good arguments on both sides (read the thread as prince mentioned) , in my opinion, getting a SA role is not much easier than getting a FT role
    I have read quite a few pages of this one and Princepieman's "How to secure a job in higher Finance", and well, it seems like its commonly accepted that FT roles go 90% to SA guys..... Furthermore, I am not interested in conventional IB (M&A) but more into Markets, especially research. I find that for this position there are even less full time position. To come back to my original question, is it possible for me to apply for SA positions if I indicate that I am doing a master? (Which i will do 50/50 anyways)
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    I have read quite a few pages of this one and Princepieman's "How to secure a job in higher Finance", and well, it seems like its commonly accepted that FT roles go 90% to SA guys..... Furthermore, I am not interested in conventional IB (M&A) but more into Markets, especially research. I find that for this position there are even less full time position. To come back to my original question, is it possible for me to apply for SA positions if I indicate that I am doing a master? (Which i will do 50/50 anyways)
    yh, so long as you're in your penultimate year of study
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    yh, so long as you're in your penultimate year of study
    Thank you! Did you do a masters?

    On another note, 2 weeks ago I checked the UBS careers portal and there were both a Full-Time and a SA position for Research (in total there were 41 openings). Now both have vanished and there are only 39 left.... Has something like this happened before or will the positions come back? Any insights on this issue? (HR just sending generic mails when i asked them)
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    have lazard taken away the questions on their application form? is it just a cover letter now??
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    Hey,

    I am in my last year at university this October. However, I would rather apply to Summer Analyst roles than Graduate roles. But Credit Suisse for example states that you explicitly have to be in your penultimate year to be eligible for the program. However, if i just write in my cover letter that I am intending to do a masters after my bachelor (although I dont want to), will I be able to apply for the Summer Analyst role?

    Thank you
    Yes that's fine. A lot of application forms have a box asking you to tick if you are in your penultimate year, and will either state to tick if you intend to do a masters or have a separate question asking if you intend on doing a masters.

    They will almost always regard you as a penultimate year student if you intend on doing a masters. I am going into my final year and intend on doing a masters, and I am applying for SA roles.
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    (Original post by olly_price)
    Yes that's fine. A lot of application forms have a box asking you to tick if you are in your penultimate year, and will either state to tick if you intend to do a masters or have a separate question asking if you intend on doing a masters.

    They will almost always regard you as a penultimate year student if you intend on doing a masters. I am going into my final year and intend on doing a masters, and I am applying for SA roles.
    Does this also hold true for CS. Thanks
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    (Original post by oracle95)
    Does this also hold true for CS. Thanks
    Well I applied for CS so I hope so. I think I remember it specifically asking on the application form.

    I would imagine that firms will understand if you put that you're in your penultimate year and then on your CV or CL that you wanna do a masters.
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    (Original post by olly_price)
    Well I applied for CS so I hope so. I think I remember it specifically asking on the application form.

    I would imagine that firms will understand if you put that you're in your penultimate year and then on your CV or CL that you wanna do a masters.
    How exactly did you put it on your CV?
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    (Original post by olly_price)
    Well I applied for CS so I hope so. I think I remember it specifically asking on the application form.

    I would imagine that firms will understand if you put that you're in your penultimate year and then on your CV or CL that you wanna do a masters.
    Thanks, Yet to apply there because I wasnt sure, as they seem so strict on their website. I'll do it in the coming days.

    What division did you apply for?
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    How exactly did you put it on your CV?
    In the education part I put "Intend on completing a finance-based MSc in 2017/18".
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    (Original post by oracle95)
    Thanks, Yet to apply there because I wasnt sure, as they seem so strict on their website. I'll do it in the coming days.

    What division did you apply for?
    I applied for equity research, what about you?
 
 
 
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