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    (Original post by Ggmu!)
    Interesting stuff.

    Would you like to move to a trading floor, hunt for clients etc? I've got some contact in this field (not of my doing) and it's pretty hit and miss.
    We might have to do some talking in the near future.

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    Do you reckon you are strong?
    Can you fight?
    Nope and nope. Not much of a fighter, I would like to think I'm rather civilized.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    We might have to do some talking in the near future.



    Nope and nope. Not much of a fighter, I would like to think I'm rather civilized.
    Haha maybe, hope you're not expecting any networking lool

    I like your response to Rog's question. Probs your first post on TSR I really like lol

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    (Original post by Ggmu!)
    Haha maybe, hope you're not expecting any networking lool

    I like your response to Rog's question. Probs your first post on TSR I really like lol

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    Provided you could be of beneficial assistance, I'm all for networking.

    I'm not going to put on a front.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Not in a real life gang.. well technically a real gang but I'm not a direct affiliate

    No. I went to the gym once though..
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    ..in year 10, although to use the lending machines
    Huh...
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    (Original post by yl95)
    Huh...
    D blocc, 6hunnit is what I claim. That's bro & dem. #3drose #OTF

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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Provided you could be of beneficial assistance, I'm all for networking.

    I'm not going to put on a front.
    Lol I'm 100% anonymous bro, sorry.

    Yeah agreed. That's my reply too, I'm too civilised for that lol.

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    (Original post by Ggmu!)
    Lol I'm 100% anonymous bro, sorry.

    Yeah agreed. That's my reply too, I'm too civilised for that lol.
    :angel: +1 for being civil.
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    (Original post by Law-Hopeful)
    You'd kick your own child out onto the streets simply because they were homosexual?

    Disgusting.
    Each to their own.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I would like to think I'm rather civilized.
    How does that reconcile with the fact that, as you just acknowledged, if your own child told you he/she was gay you'd kick them out onto the street?

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    It doesn't.
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    (Original post by Law-Hopeful)
    How does that reconcile with the fact that, as you just acknowledged, if your own child told you he/she was gay you'd kick them out onto the street?

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    It doesn't.
    That's subjective anyway. You can't specifically define the beliefs/etiquette of a civilised individual.
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    How did you manage to get so many internships at investment banks? :eek: I thought they only took graduates?
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    (Original post by Toxic_Legends)
    How did you manage to get so many internships at investment banks? :eek: I thought they only took graduates?
    I've only ever had this one summer internship. I've had a load of smaller work experience/insights, however.. which paid dividends. I applied to a fair few pre-university schemes and networked myself my current position. They take under-graduates for internships as well. I'm just fairly lucky.
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    Is the self sacrifice worth it? From what you've seen on a daily basis, what you initially expected?
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I've only ever had this one summer internship. I've had a load of smaller work experience/insights, however.. which paid dividends. I applied to a fair few pre-university schemes and networked myself my current position. They take under-graduates for internships as well. I'm just fairly lucky.
    If you don't mind me asking where did you find these pre-university schemes? I am also interested in IB (just finished GCSE's) and I want the best possible start and get as much work experience as I can related to banking
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    That's subjective anyway. You can't specifically define the beliefs/etiquette of a civilised individual.
    I suppose to someone who denies evolution in favour of creationism everything is subjective. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Toxic_Legends)
    If you don't mind me asking where did you find these pre-university schemes? I am also interested in IB (just finished GCSE's) and I want the best possible start and get as much work experience as I can related to banking
    It's with a mindset like that you will go far! (alongside the grades of course)

    Take a look at this site, it's where I initially started:

    http://www.studentladder.co.uk/gcse/banking.html

    They are very competitive so you need a strong CV and good predicted grades (usually AAA-AAB is the minimum requirements).

    Also look on the career/internship sections of the major banks, if they offer any opportunities for A-level students. The application process for insights can be very daunting with many stages like tests or interviews (for work experience) but if and when you achieve them it can be very rewarding.
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Is the self sacrifice worth it? From what you've seen on a daily basis, what you initially expected?
    I've had previous experience so I suppose. I would probably never work for any other purpose but the monetary rewards.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    I've had previous experience so I suppose. I would probably never work for any other purpose but the monetary rewards.
    How important do you think it is to go to a target uni to break into ib?
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    It's with a mindset like that you will go far! (alongside the grades of course)

    Take a look at this site, it's where I initially started:

    http://www.studentladder.co.uk/gcse/banking.html

    They are very competitive so you need a strong CV and good predicted grades (usually AAA-AAB is the minimum requirements).

    Also look on the career/internship sections of the major banks, if they offer any opportunities for A-level students. The application process for insights can be very daunting with many stages like tests or interviews (for work experience) but if and when you achieve them it can be very rewarding.
    Thank you! I hope you go far in IB and make a sh*t ton of money! xD

    How respected is the uni you have firmed in terms of degree ? I hear IB is very competitive and only interview applications from Oxbridge and LSE?
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    (Original post by Vorsah)
    How important do you think it is to go to a target uni to break into ib?
    Target uni for front office is very helpful. I was talking to a team member who had to do some recruitment work for our manager and said he would just put aside individuals who didn't have AAB (or equiv) A levels / people who were not in the good universities (or at least his perception of it so target/semi-targets and other good institutions) and people who didn't have internships or other related experiences.

    Nearly all the people (whatever department) come from target/semi-target universities. There are a few exceptions to the rule, although mainly still strong universities (top 30 or so).


    (Original post by Toxic_Legends)
    Thank you! I hope you go far in IB and make a sh*t ton of money! xD
    Appreciate it

    (Original post by Toxic_Legends)
    How respected is the uni you have firmed in terms of degree ? I hear IB is very competitive and only interview applications from Oxbridge and LSE?
    It's a semi-target so nowhere near as prestigious as Oxbridge and LSE but it's still decent. Cass's post-grad courses are highly ranked and undergrad course was placed 4th (Business/Finance) last year by gaurdian (but that's all subjective).. however they get placements in F/O. Actually on my induction there were two Cass students who just graduated on my prospective course who work as traders one in derivatives and one in fixed income.

    Oxbridge & LSE only thing is a lie. There are many people who get in with universities outside of the targets, also people come from universities all over the world.

    With regards to that, check a look at TSRs guide:

    Along with Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE; UCL and Warwick, the remaining members of the G5, are also top Universities to break into the profession from.
    After the G5:


    • Durham/Edinburgh/Nottingham/Bristol
    • Cass Business School (London)
    • York/Bath/St Andrews
    • King’s/Manchester
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