Hi, i'm in my final year of a Physics degree at Nottingham and i'm expecting a first.
Been driving myself a bit insane with possible careers and i've been considering a career in finance (trading).
Unfortunately I literally have zero experience and knowledge of anything banking and don't even know how the markets work. I've just been told that I've got the attributes to succeed so I'd like to give it a try.
Applying for a proper job is a no-go as it's too much risk so I've been considering internships where I can learn the trade or a masters in finance. Will they even consider somebody who is as amatuer as I am with this? Anyone know anything post-grad where they teach you right from the beginning? Anyone else got this issue?
Science graduate looking for career in finance. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-12-2010 19:29
- 29-12-2010 17:09
For trading you're better off looking in the Investment Banking and Consultancy forum,
but I can tell you myself that as a final year with no relevant experience at a "semi-target" university you won't find it easy getting on a grad scheme. Actually, you've probably left it too late anyway.
My advice would be to find something to do next year (a masters if you can afford it) and try for a summer internship this year. There are a load of similar topics to yours posted in the IB&C forum though so take a look for yourself.