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    I got an internship this year and I am in my final year (I am actually doing a Masters though)
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    would you not just apply for a graduate job?
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    The only bank who i've heard prefer penultimate years is DB! Most banks dont care and in fact ur at an advantage being a 3rd year ( more chance to have done things that add value! ).

    Seriously even some banks state on their website 'we accept final year students'.
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    Just got 2 internship offers in my final year without even ever mentioning what I was doing in the spare year.

    It really does vary bank to bank. Credit Suisse, for example, won't even consider non-penultimate years, whilst JPM, for example, inexplicitly favour the additional experience (assuming you worked previously).
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    Hey guys, what if you were a final year student having done a summer internship at Standard Chartered Bank in India...would it be better to apply for an internship or grad positions to get in to a BB firm in London? This is for Sales btw...
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    (Original post by JDRK)
    Hey guys, what if you were a final year student having done a summer internship at Standard Chartered Bank in India...would it be better to apply for an internship or grad positions to get in to a BB firm in London? This is for Sales btw...
    Either way, if youre looking to do it this year, then youre a little too late for applications. However, it depends on what you did at Standard Chartered. If you havent done a FO role at Standard, and to my knowledge, its not a bank that has huge trading positions etc, then you probably want to do an internship first.
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    I'm in my 2nd year now...The internship is for Sales for this summer...as far as I know its position is considered quite good in Asia, London not so much...I've applied for IBD this year but it doesn't look too bright atm...
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    would you not just apply for a graduate job?
    Too risky with no internship. Usually you can't apply for both.
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    (Original post by Damarus)
    Too risky with no internship. Usually you can't apply for both.
    but then what are you going to do between the end of your internship and your graduate position? a year is a long time to kill if you haven’t got anything constructive to do...
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    Sorry I think we had our wires crossed in that conversation. I thought you meant apply for a grad program with NO internship.
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    I've been made 5/6 offers this year as a final year student. The only two companies that I applied to and didn't get a final rounds with were BofAML & DB; both rejected my automatically.

    Just have a decent explanation as to what you're going to do for a year.
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    (Original post by cody123)
    @ The IC Guy....Do you think a prestigious bank like Goldman Sachs hires only penultimate year students? Or would they accept final year students for summer internship?
    I've so far had two rounds of interviews for a summer internship at GS as a final year student.
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    Do you think it would be possible to apply for summer internships with one year of post-Uni work experience? With the view of doing a Masters/travelling...
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    (Original post by cody123)
    @Azimuth....Have you specified what you will do after your final year to GS? I.e. a Masters or something else?
    I'm already doing my Masters, I said I'd be on a gap year.
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I'm already doing my Masters, I said I'd be on a gap year.
    @Azimuth. When did you have your interviews with GS? Also what division did you apply for?
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    Where are you studying for your Masters? And what subject?
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    (Original post by cody123)
    @Azimuth. When did you have your interviews with GS? Also what division did you apply for?
    I had both rounds this month. I applied for Technology.

    (Original post by cfcbradders)
    Where are you studying for your Masters? And what subject?
    Imperial, Computing.
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I had both rounds this month. I applied for Technology.


    Imperial, Computing.
    Did you hear back from GS?
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    I'm already doing my Masters, I said I'd be on a gap year.
    Do you state you'll do a gap year it in your CV or Cover Letter? If so, where specifically do you put in CV/Cover Letter? And do you specify what do you plan to do in your gap year.

    And also, on the Application form, do you select "2011" for graduation year?

    Sry for so many questions.
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    (Original post by cody123)
    Did you hear back from GS?
    Not yet

    (Original post by elva2sam)
    Do you state you'll do a gap year it in your CV or Cover Letter? If so, where specifically do you put in CV/Cover Letter? And do you specify what do you plan to do in your gap year.

    And also, on the Application form, do you select "2011" for graduation year?

    Sry for so many questions.
    I just put a few lines explaining that I'm going on a gap year in my cover letter, also mentioning what I plan to do. I put it at the beginning but I don't think it matters.

    Yeah, graduation year is 2011.
 
 
 
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