The reason I ask this is because of an unusually large number of students from the LSE Econ program were unable to get an internship in IB/Consulting. Did students at Oxbridge also have a tough time? I guess the city is still not recruiting students (for summer internship and full-time) as it used to.
What are your thoughts about this observation?
I'd imagine that learning to spell 'losing' might also be worth considering.
the definition of losing is spelling it loosing
You shouldn't care because you have no chance to ever study at LSE or Oxbirdge, looser.
LSE as an academic institution - unrivalled
LSE as the best place to get into banking - the gap's getting narrower
LSE still dominates, but simply due to numbers.
It's worth distinguishing between Oxbridge; Oxford seems to be losing its charm whilst Cambridge continues to do well.
UCL has seen a huge upswing in the past couple of years, as has Warwick to a lesser extent.
Imperial has seen greater contribution to roles other than quants.
In conclusion, LSE is now crowded out while UCL and Warwick seem to have the biggest upside going forward.
It is much harder to differentiate applicants these days, and LSE chooses to emphasize alot on personal statements; the result of that, have a look yourself on the LSE forum, a good proportion of their current students are trembling before their exams.
Lse is not losing its edge. Its all about the individual candidates
Basically. No. It could be a bad year of students, it could be a year of students not so motivated for IBD in the current anti-bank climate. Stop talking when you have no reputable sample sizes.
LSE has been very strong. The BB (trading) I am interning at, 30% of the interns are LSE. The story is similar across the board from what I gather.
LSE as an institution is as powerful as ever, but I was recently talking to someone who works in HR (non BB HR) and she actually commented on how LSE finance postgraduates aren't what they used to be. Apparently, in the past anyone coming out of LSE's MSc in Accounting and Finance or similar was guaranteed to be a well rounded top class candidate, whereas now they get a few postgrads that don't really meet the expectations for an LSE student. This could be due to an increased number of finance-related degrees.
Apparently the "immaculate" candidates are now found in LBS.
from what i've noticed LSE presence tends to be heavier on the S&T side (probably because of the highly quantitative courses) than IBD. IBD is more diverse when it comes to universities (heavy presence from UCL, Warwick, Oxford, Bristol & European Unis:bocconi, sse, hec, etc )-LSE & particularly Imperial have low presence in IBD.