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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    I'm pretty sure us guys can't wait for the next year to fly by and to start at uni :P
    Right.

    Although, I've got to make sure I focus on getting the grades needed to get there.
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    Target 2.0 is an economics-related challenge run by the Bank of England.
    http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/educa...zero/index.htm

    I'm not involved with Young Enterprise, the enrichment never appealed to me personally, I chose to run 10k instead. It could bring in dedication, motivation and communication (to get donations)? It's generally something I use for every application I've ever done. I probably ought to have done something more related to economics..

    I still haven't got any work experience :rolleyes:, I could go to a PPE Study Day at Oxford in the summer, if the staff decide to reply to me..
    I'm quite academic with nothing very practical to show for it. YEAH!

    (Oh and if anyone's interested in the Big Four, Deloitte have opened their Scholar days for us, no tests required, you just type in your grades and they assess you from there )
    I'm going to Deloitte on the 6th
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Good question, got any recommendations? I've read thinking strategically and that was really good
    Well I'm reading The truth about markets by John Kay atm which is pretty good.
    Have Globalisation and its discontents by Joseph Stiglitz waiting and apparently it's very good.

    Oh and the obvious Freakonomics (which isn't an economics book)

    (Original post by SillyString)
    (Oh and if anyone's interested in the Big Four, Deloitte have opened their Scholar days for us, no tests required, you just type in your grades and they assess you from there )
    Can you share the link? Might be worth having a look at.
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)

    Can you share the link? Might be worth having a look at.
    http://scholars.deloitte.co.uk/meet-us.cfm

    I'm there for the 1st July
    I'm taking a lot of time off from college once my exams are done

    I'm awaiting KPMG now. (:
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    http://scholars.deloitte.co.uk/meet-us.cfm

    I'm there for the 1st July
    I'm taking a lot of time off from college once my exams are done

    I'm awaiting KPMG now. (:
    KPMG have an insight day? :O Where? when?
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    (Original post by tateco)
    KPMG have an insight day? :O Where? when?
    I haven't got round to applying for the JP Morgan Schools Programme - although I thought you didn't like to associate Investment Banking with studying Economics.
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    (Original post by Groat)
    I haven't got round to applying for the JP Morgan Schools Programme - although I thought you didn't like to associate Investment Banking with studying Economics.
    I don't :P But I can't help it if people that study economics tend to go into finance
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    (Original post by tateco)
    KPMG have an insight day? :O Where? when?
    Aha.. KPMG apparently run them every term, just waiting for them to open up..
    "We do not have any more Business Insights Days this term. We will soon be scheduling our next Business Insight Days, so please return to these pages later in the summer. " It's designed for L6 A level students so we need to get in this summer! (:

    Finance is fun!
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    Aha.. KPMG apparently run them every term, just waiting for them to open up..
    "We do not have any more Business Insights Days this term. We will soon be scheduling our next Business Insight Days, so please return to these pages later in the summer. " It's designed for L6 A level students so we need to get in this summer! (:

    Finance is fun!
    Is this concerning the gap year scheme or school leavers?
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    Aha.. KPMG apparently run them every term, just waiting for them to open up..
    "We do not have any more Business Insights Days this term. We will soon be scheduling our next Business Insight Days, so please return to these pages later in the summer. " It's designed for L6 A level students so we need to get in this summer! (:

    Finance is fun!
    Is l6 A level student, year 12 at present, right?
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Is this concerning the gap year scheme or school leavers?
    I have no clue.. I tend to apply to things without knowing what they are.. Here's the link? It's probably of more use than I am.. I think it can be used for both though.

    http://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/A-Level...9.aspx?pg=3096
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    (Original post by theseeker)
    Is l6 A level student, year 12 at present, right?
    Uh huh I think both years can go though.. just it's more suitable for year 12s? Idk.
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    hi everyone, needed some advice, ive almost finished my 1st yr doing chemistry but it really isnt something i can see myself going through for another 4 years, i want to apply for economics or econ and finance as the course looks a lot more interesting and career wise it is more related to what i want to do, this is for the 2012 entrance, how should i go about doing this?
    Im planning to take a gap year in order to retake some modules in maths and chemistry as i got BBB at a2's and for a decent place id need as least ABB

    Appreciate any help
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    (Original post by SillyString)
    http://scholars.deloitte.co.uk/meet-us.cfm

    I'm there for the 1st July
    I'm taking a lot of time off from college once my exams are done

    I'm awaiting KPMG now. (:
    What do you expect to get out of an insight day?

    It's not something to put on a personal statement or a CV.

    And everything you learn from them can be found on the internet...

    EDIT: And an insight day at one of the 'Big 4' isn't even relevant to Economics in any way. I mean, IB has at least some relevance what with M&A and so on.
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    I'm hoping to apply for Economics ^^"
    as for the unis im going to apply for, they're most likely going to be
    1. LSE
    2. UCL
    3. SOAS [for combined degree with a language]
    4. Bristol
    5. Not sure D:
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    (Original post by Sagar)
    hi everyone, needed some advice, ive almost finished my 1st yr doing chemistry but it really isnt something i can see myself going through for another 4 years, i want to apply for economics or econ and finance as the course looks a lot more interesting and career wise it is more related to what i want to do, this is for the 2012 entrance, how should i go about doing this?
    Im planning to take a gap year in order to retake some modules in maths and chemistry as i got BBB at a2's and for a decent place id need as least ABB

    Appreciate any help
    This would be best placed in the applications and UCAS sections of the forum, nearly all of us haven't got any experience at all with university admissions

    (Original post by Competencies)
    What do you expect to get out of an insight day?

    It's not something to put on a personal statement or a CV.

    And everything you learn from them can be found on the internet...

    EDIT: And an insight day at one of the 'Big 4' isn't even relevant to Economics in any way. I mean, IB has at least some relevance what with M&A and so on.

    The reason these insight days are useful is that they give you an idea of what the company is actually like. Yes the information you can probably find on the internet but you can't experience the offices/staff. Also, I've heard these companies like it if you come to their insight days, and some of the time if you get onto the insight day you automatically get past their first stage when applying there at a later stage. I personally think it is definitely worthwhile if you are considering gap year placements (or even future employment) within the firm.
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    (Original post by tateco)
    What books do you plan on reading? I need to order a few over the next couple of weeks but not sure on which ones to get...
    I was thinking of starting in the summer with the easygoing economic books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist and then progress and start to read more in depth books by Keynes and other well known economists
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    I was thinking of starting in the summer with the easygoing economic books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist and then progress and start to read more in depth books by Keynes and other well known economists
    Under cover economist was a good start for me, wasn't that impressed with Freakonomics though...
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    I was thinking of starting in the summer with the easygoing economic books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist and then progress and start to read more in depth books by Keynes and other well known economists
    I wouldn't bother with Freakonomics but The Undercover Economist is really good because it has easy chapters on lots of different topics like globalisation and game theory and you can choose a couple ones you like and then get some more indepth books covering them.
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    (Original post by Competencies)
    I wouldn't bother with Freakonomics but The Undercover Economist is really good because it has easy chapters on lots of different topics like globalisation and game theory and you can choose a couple ones you like and then get some more indepth books covering them.

    (Original post by tateco)
    Under cover economist was a good start for me, wasn't that impressed with Freakonomics though...
    I've heard a lot of positive things about The Undercover Economist, but I think the thread on this forum about good Economic books to read is a bit old.
 
 
 
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