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Does re-taking your A-Levels harm your chances of getting into an Investment Bank Watch

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    Hi,

    I am considering doing 3 x extra A-Levels in Business Studies, Economics and Maths.

    It is my career aim to get into a BB Investment Bank. My order of preference for roles starts with Corporate Finance, then Trading assistance (e.g. MO/BO support role) and ends as PA.

    I have a 2:1 in Biomedicine from a redbrick uni and graduated last year. I have 5 months of postgraduate work experience in pharmaceutical advertising. My current A-Levels are ABB in English Literature, Biology and French.

    I am aware that doing extra and relevant A-Levels will not bolster my CV. I want to take them to do something useful whilst I'm seeking financial work experience and also to boost my own knowledge, as currently I'm learning finance on my own.

    My question is if the IBs finf out that I have studied extra A-Levels AFTER my BSc degree, will this harm my chances of getting recruited?

    Thanks.
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    First and foremost, they won't give a crap about business studies a-level. Coming from someone who took it; it's a bit of a joke.

    If you have the economic means, doing a finance related MSc will have a lot bigger impact than 'fixing' your a-levels.

    On another note, you probably don't need to do anything extra academically to secure a BO role, just do well in the application process. Another route is going into big 4 CF, then making the switch to IB a few years down the line.

    Why is your career aim to get into IB?
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    For fuk sake man...stop posting over an over again about the same thing...u are not gonna get in with business studies...definitely not with business studies re sit.
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    I don't know from re-taking A-levels or any other exams, but do you honestly think that would be the best way to use your time, given your previous academic preperation?
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    Most people would think it was a weird thing to do, it demonstrates a strange mindset.
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    (Original post by i_hate_teeth)
    I don't know from re-taking A-levels or any other exams, but do you honestly think that would be the best way to use your time, given your previous academic preperation?
    preparation?
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    (Original post by Alexiel)
    preparation?
    Your degree in biomedicine
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    (Original post by i_hate_teeth)
    I don't know from re-taking A-levels or any other exams, but do you honestly think that would be the best way to use your time, given your previous academic preperation?
    Do you love Lloyd Blankfein?
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    (Original post by i_hate_teeth)
    Your degree in biomedicine
    what about it?
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    (Original post by Alexiel)
    what about it?
    What I'm saying is nobody will care about your extra a-levels, what does doing extra a-levels prove?
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    Maths, Economics &

    Physics/History instead of Business Studies.
 
 
 
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