After spending a seriously long time trying decide what career I'm going to do after Uni, it's taken me until the end of the first term of my second year to come to conclusion that IB is where I want to be.
It's left me with a few time difficulties though as some Intern app. cycles have closed. I'm trying to get in some CV's to banks that are still taking applications but as I've taken so long in deciding what I want to do I have literally NO relevant work exp e.g. haven't taken part in a Spring Week, haven't joined any sort of trading soc at uni and haven't done young enterprise.
I'm doing Physics at Bristol and I've got a part-time job at a local coffee shop and I play for the university Rugby team. I'll be able to pile on the competency values from rugby and my job but actual financial knowledge/experience is lacking.
Any help with how I could make my CV more successful would be greatly appreciated.
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Last edited by jack-b; 22-12-2010 at 23:41.
- 22-12-2010 23:39
- 22-12-2010 23:46
You could contact smaller firms and Boutiques for work shadowing over the summer, contact relatives/friends who work in the industry, see if they can help you. The next year you could still apply for a summer internship (which i reckon would be easier to get onto than a graduate scheme) even if you're in your third year. If you're successful and after your summer internship they give you an offer then you would have to wait for a while until you can start working for them.
Increase your knowledge of the industry by reading books on the industry and going on investopedia. Another way which really helped me was doing the Bloomberg Aptitude test, i did it with the sole purpose of finding out what i don't know so that i could go and learn about it.