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    (Original post by BarclaysHR)
    I think far too many young people are hung up on the status and reputation of their university. It's ridiculous.

    I will not bore you all with a long post, but I oversee the recruitment process for a fairly large financial firm and we really do not care where you obtained your degree. If your attitude is poor you will not get to the interviewing stage.

    My advice, work hard and get a good classification. It sounds cliché, but at the end of it all that's all what employers care about - we're hiring you, not your university.
    Yes! A sound mind has spoken.

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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    Isn't this true though?

    People who go to low unis especially polys don't end up anywhere and barely even achieve anything in their life.

    It is better to not go to university than to go to a poly or anything outside of the top5/6 UK:

    inc Oxbridge/Imperial/LSE/Warwick
    dont be mad. durham is on par with warwick and ucl as one example, yes polys are mostly useless but thats not just top 6. where do you go?
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    dont be mad. durham is on par with warwick and ucl as one example, yes polys are mostly useless but thats not just top 6. where do you go?
    Hills Road Sixth Form College
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    Hills Road Sixth Form College
    no idea what that is, but youre not at university then and making claims like that? what a levels do you do, predicted, courses youre applying to, unis?
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    no idea what that is, but youre not at university then and making claims like that? what a levels do you do, predicted, courses youre applying to, unis?
    Check sig.

    Maths, FM, Physics, Chem and Travel and Tourism.

    Cambridge, LSE.
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    Check sig.

    Maths, FM, Physics, Chem and Travel and Tourism.

    Cambridge, LSE.
    yes mate thats excellent. what career are you looking into? id just advise be a little more humble just because otherwise people wont respect your achievements as such, and youve done sick.
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    yes mate thats excellent. what career are you looking into? id just advise be a little more humble just because otherwise people wont respect your achievements as such, and youve done sick.
    Okay I apologise, I was in the wrong earlier and will refrain from that in future.

    Funnily enough not sure, a career that pays well would be great. Maybe consultancy, I was originally thinking about IB, but I would consider myself too introverted and so that may not be the best thing for me.

    I take it you are looking at IB xD
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    I'd like to found my own university, but that is going to require a lot of money
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    (Original post by BarclaysHR)
    I oversee the recruitment process for a fairly large financial firm
    oh, go on, give us a hint...
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    Okay I apologise, I was in the wrong earlier and will refrain from that in future.

    Funnily enough not sure, a career that pays well would be great. Maybe consultancy, I was originally thinking about IB, but I would consider myself too introverted and so that may not be the best thing for me.

    I take it you are looking at IB xD
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    I'd like to found my own university, but that is going to require a lot of money
    i have had numerous ints for ibd but am now focused moreso on consultancy. extra currics are essential. both require extroverts, because you need to be someone who others can work with and so that means showcasing your abilities early on, it can be done otherwise but its hard enough as it is to get in haha.
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    i have had numerous ints for ibd but am now focused moreso on consultancy. extra currics are essential. both require extroverts, because you need to be someone who others can work with and so that means showcasing your abilities early on, it can be done otherwise but its hard enough as it is to get in haha.
    You don't need to be extraverted to work in a team and/or be sociable. It just means you'll need a bit more time to recoup afterwards.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You don't need to be extraverted to work in a team and/or be sociable. It just means you'll need a bit more time to recoup afterwards.

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    gl spending 80 hours a week with a group of 10 people and not talking to them. if you dont talk to humans then tech is for you, not front office. i count extroverted as talking to people on a regular basis

    not even discussing consulting here as i assume its fairly obvious.
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    Im doing a hair and beauty diploma at college do yo think I will be able to study particle physics at oxford?
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    gl spending 80 hours a week with a group of 10 people and not talking to them. if you dont talk to humans then tech is for you, not front office. i count extroverted as talking to people on a regular basis

    not even discussing consulting here as i assume its fairly obvious.
    Bruh. Extraversion is talking to people but feeling lonely when no one is talking to you/yearning for more socialising.

    Introversion is talking to people but wanting to take a break every once in a while to be by yourself.

    There are plenty of introverts in IB and Consulting.

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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    i have had numerous ints for ibd but am now focused moreso on consultancy. extra currics are essential. both require extroverts, because you need to be someone who others can work with and so that means showcasing your abilities early on, it can be done otherwise but its hard enough as it is to get in haha.
    Oh dear.

    Yeah I see how it is, good luck brah!
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You don't need to be extraverted to work in a team and/or be sociable. It just means you'll need a bit more time to recoup afterwards.

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    Ah I'm too independent, would that pose to be a problem?
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    Im doing a hair and beauty diploma at college do yo think I will be able to study particle physics at oxford?
    Yeah sure as long as you get the D* then its all equivalent. And do physics/maths/fm a levels.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Bruh. Extraversion is talking to people but feeling lonely when no one is talking to you/yearning for more socialising.

    Introversion is talking to people but wanting to take a break every once in a while to be by yourself.

    There are plenty of introverts in IB and Consulting.

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    I thought introvert = sitting in your room and studying all day, not talking to anyone and just watching video tutorials till the day repeats.

    Kind of like groundhog day, but learning different stuff.
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    I thought introvert = sitting in your room and studying all day, not talking to anyone and just watching video tutorials till the day repeats.

    Kind of like groundhog day, but learning different stuff.
    No, that is someone who has social anxiety issues.

    Introverts are just social people who highly value their alone time more than their extraverted counterparts.

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    Actually if you're not at Harvard you're wasting your time. At Harvard, they call Cambridge "Canterbury Polytechnic"
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    Oh dear.

    Yeah I see how it is, good luck brah!

    Ah I'm too independent, would that pose to be a problem?

    Yeah sure as long as you get the D* then its all equivalent. And do physics/maths/fm a levels.
    i joke, i kid. im doing math,fm,triple science, eng lit and lang,spanish, german, 1/2 latin, history, computing and RE at gcse, I hope to get about half and half as and a*s, is that good enough?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Bruh. Extraversion is talking to people but feeling lonely when no one is talking to you/yearning for more socialising.

    Introversion is talking to people but wanting to take a break every once in a while to be by yourself.

    There are plenty of introverts in IB and Consulting.

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    i dont think ive ever heard someone explain extroverted like that. bruh lets smoke weed.
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    (Original post by Damien_Dalgaard)
    I thought introvert = sitting in your room and studying all day, not talking to anyone and just watching video tutorials till the day repeats.

    Kind of like groundhog day, but learning different stuff.
    thats what most people would consider an introvert yes. also with regards to being too independent, id advise you to engage in any sort of extra curric which helps you to work in a team environment, even if you hate it at first you may grow to enage in them a lot which will be good
 
 
 
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