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    I am 24 years old, will become 25 in april, and just started at WestLB in Sao Paulo, in the operations (BO).

    I am an undergraduated student (although I studied 4 years at the university of Frankfurt, I did not graduate) and will graduate in 3 years. By then, I will be 27y.

    when I was 19y I left Brazil to study in Frankfurt, where supposedly Investment Bankers used to earn more money, but since I never got a chance, even an internship, at an IB, I gave up and came back home.

    I think I got this chance at WestLB because of:
    - I can speak german, have international experience and a job at WestLB is not so difficult as at GS, MS, ML, DB...
    - Operation is easier than FO.

    Anyway, I intend to fight for a chace in the FO, since I want to work with M&A.
    But I am starting from the bottom of the ladder and I will take sometime until I get a chance. Besides, I do not attend a top university.

    Will I be too old to start with M&A (probably as a Junior Analyst) with 27y/28y???
    Will I be too old to get a chance at the FO???

    PS: I have a lot of work experience in large companies all over the world, like in the US, Brazil, Germany, Austria and France, but not related to IB.
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    Of course not
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    You're not even old. You're worrying over nothing.

    I was expecting someone in their 30s, and even then I would have said you can still do it.
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    Not at all. I thought you were in your 40's or something. :dunce: Good luck with it.
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    You're NEVER too old :-)
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    Its never too late
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    Wrong sub forum mate, would get better responses if you post this here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=94
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    Hardly! You can do it, you're hardly what I would consider old!

    Best of luck in all your future endeavors!
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    (Original post by asdfg0987)
    Wrong sub forum mate, would get better responses if you post this here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=94
    thanks!!
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    thanks for the answers, guys.

    It's really motivated to hear what all of you said.

    Can anyone tell me how old you started at your first job in the financial market?
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    (Original post by asdfg0987)
    Wrong sub forum mate, would get better responses if you post this here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=94
    thank you for the advice.
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    Oh for Gawds sake.....24 isn't old at all. In 10 years you'll look back and laugh at the stupidity of thinking you were
    'too old to start a career' at 24. You can have a change of career at any age, it really doesn't matter about the age, all that matters is your commitment and drive to make things happen. I'm 30 and still feel young and still believe anything is possible for me in the future if I commit to making it a reality. So if you are 24 and feeling 'too old', I really pity you.
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    (Original post by Gemma :)!)
    You're NEVER too old :-)
    +1.

    Good luck OP!
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    What? of course not!
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    (Original post by Gemma :)!)
    You're NEVER too old :-)
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    Never too old for anything. Unless you are on your deathbed, it's probably a bit too late to career plan there
 
 
 
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