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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Start applying as soon as possible. I dont know how you expect us to be able to decide whether you have a good chance?

    Do extracurricular activities like sports or volunteering. It is quite hard to secure a place- usually around 30+ applicants per place so its important to apply to every spring week. What division are you applying for?

    The applications have opened and the applciation process is quite simple- there is an online application you need to fill in, then there's a numerical or problem solving test, then there is an interview.
    Can i apply eventhough i am in my first year? Also i have no idea what divisions there are?and when do applications open and close? And am i too late? And also do i need to make a CV
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    (Original post by blessed107)
    Can i apply eventhough i am in my first year? Also i have no idea what divisions there are?and when do applications open and close? And am i too late? And also do i need to make a CV
    If you're in the first year of a four year degree then you need to apply next year. So you have plenty of time.

    If you have no idea what the divisions are, you definitely need to do a lot more research on banking. If you don't know what a banker does, why do you want to become a banker? It's like saying you want to become a doctor without knowing what a doctor does. And yes, of course you need a CV! Not just for banking but for pretty much any job.
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    Hey! I apologise if this question is frustrating or has been answered in previous posts but I am having trouble to find the application link for Morgan Stanley's spring week. I have tried everything logical, or at least how i know how. Does anyone have the direct link to this? Thank you.
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    Just read all 1105 posts, I gotta put that on my IB CV...
    Oh an also, I feel ur pain prince.
    Anyway, I'm new on tsr, currently pursuing a bachelor in economics at a target in Belgium, I'm in my first year and the ba takes 3 years so like most of u, I'm applying to SW's.
    Do you guys know whether banks save some spots for Eu/non-UK students like myself ?
    And is there anyone else studying outside of the UK here ?
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    (Original post by Fastum)
    Just read all 1105 posts, I gotta put that on my IB CV...
    Oh an also, I feel ur pain prince.
    Anyway, I'm new on tsr, currently pursuing a bachelor in economics at a target in Belgium, I'm in my first year and the ba takes 3 years so like most of u, I'm applying to SW's.
    Do you guys know whether banks save some spots for Eu/non-UK students like myself ?
    And is there anyone else studying outside of the UK here ?
    Hey yeah I'm from South Africa but studying in the UK, and applying as well
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    Does anybody know of CITI or BARCAP spring weeks yet?

    Plus how many have you guys applied so far?

    Cover letter - are you guys putting yours and the banks address on it and starting like My name is bob smith I am x student at y university in my z year.

    finally are you saying

    enclosure: CV/resume
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    (Original post by nottheone18)
    I thought it was more common to do economics for ibd
    you'd be right

    (Original post by blessed107)
    Hi guys i am very new to this!! I am about to start my science degree at durham. And i wanted to pursue a career in banking. And i just dunno where to start. Can anyone tell me how to application works ? When i should start applying? Do i havea good chance? And what i could do to make my application better? Extra curriculum? Any other tips? Really anything would help? How hard is it to secure a place? Wherr could i apply to get placements next summer
    Spring week programmes
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    you'd be right


    Spring week programmes
    Lol you give the most concise answers
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    (Original post by Fastum)
    Just read all 1105 posts, I gotta put that on my IB CV...
    Oh an also, I feel ur pain prince.
    Anyway, I'm new on tsr, currently pursuing a bachelor in economics at a target in Belgium, I'm in my first year and the ba takes 3 years so like most of u, I'm applying to SW's.
    Do you guys know whether banks save some spots for Eu/non-UK students like myself ?
    And is there anyone else studying outside of the UK here ?
    Mate, I would send you a medal just for not being lazy. Thank you.

    Yeah they hire an ample mix of both + non-EU too.

    There are a few others on this thread, yes.

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    (Original post by bobb99998)
    Does anybody know of CITI or BARCAP spring weeks yet?

    Plus how many have you guys applied so far?

    Cover letter - are you guys putting yours and the banks address on it and starting like My name is bob smith I am x student at y university in my z year.

    finally are you saying

    enclosure: CV/resume
    going to send off all my apps off by the end of october - most of them are already prepped and just need to do the online form and writing a news aritcle

    NGL warwick freshers is jokes but having 2 weeks in october means early applications are pointless espically when you would have to do tests during freshers - would ideally want all apps to be sent off by october start... but hey ho
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    Thought I'd join in this thread after lurking for a while. LSE freshers isn't too mental so had some time to do some research lol. Still haven't started my basic cover letter yet ffs, have the same feeling as when I delayed starting my personal statement.
    That being said I think I'm going to wait till I have some sort of role in a finance related or other society to beef up my CV before starting applications. Looking to get them off late October
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Mate, I would send you a medal just for not being lazy. Thank you.

    Yeah they hire an ample mix of both + non-EU too.

    There are a few others on this thread, yes.

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    Hey prince,

    If a bank doesn't ask for a cover letter (so they have questions instead), do I still need to include one with the CV? I think someone upthread said yes but will I be disadvantaged if I don't?
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    (Original post by Shumaya)
    Hey prince,

    If a bank doesn't ask for a cover letter (so they have questions instead), do I still need to include one with the CV? I think someone upthread said yes but will I be disadvantaged if I don't?
    Don't include a Cover Letter unless they ask you to. There is no disadvantage since most IBs won't even bother reading your Cover Letter since they don't like extra work.


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    (Original post by therealdeal580)
    Don't include a Cover Letter unless they ask you to. There is no disadvantage since most IBs won't even bother reading your Cover Letter since they don't like extra work.


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    this^

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    Hey bro i know i asked this before but is economics a target degree if its not at a target uni?
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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Hey bro i know i asked this before but is economics a target degree if its not at a target uni?
    target degrees aren't a thing

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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    If you're in the first year of a four year degree then you need to apply next year. So you have plenty of time.

    If you have no idea what the divisions are, you definitely need to do a lot more research on banking. If you don't know what a banker does, why do you want to become a banker? It's like saying you want to become a doctor without knowing what a doctor does. And yes, of course you need a CV! Not just for banking but for pretty much any job.
    I'm genuinely amazed at the guy's questions.

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    (Original post by sugar & spice)
    Hey! I apologise if this question is frustrating or has been answered in previous posts but I am having trouble to find the application link for Morgan Stanley's spring week. I have tried everything logical, or at least how i know how. Does anyone have the direct link to this? Thank you.
    scroll back through the thread, I posted a link.

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    Did a 20min f2f interview in the morning with ICAP HR. Got an e-mail yesterday to schedule the interview time and HR said she would be interviewing ppl for the next few weeks lol
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