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I can only assume that the workshops you have been to where at lower profile investment banks, certainly not the world leaders; gs, merril, jp etc
No. Workshop at UBS Warburg. Talks from CSFB, merril, jp hmmm thats all I remember. A few from hedge funds and other related fields but they all have the same attitude.


It helps being female or an ethnic minority. Diversity is their fav word. God they blab on about it!
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No. Workshop at UBS Warburg. Talks from CSFB, merril, jp hmmm thats all I remember. A few from hedge funds and other related fields but they all have the same attitude.


It helps being female or an ethnic minority. Diversity is their fav word. God they blab on about it!
ok granted a few people can get into top IB's without a top degree (numerical/economical from oxbridge, lse etc), but you have to admit that it gives you a good advantage over the competiton.
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No. Workshop at UBS Warburg. Talks from CSFB, merril, jp hmmm thats all I remember. A few from hedge funds and other related fields but they all have the same attitude.


It helps being female or an ethnic minority. Diversity is their fav word. God they blab on about it!
Emma where are you studying? and for what?

Where did you learn about these workshops? Perhaps the thread starter should investigate the prospect of attending one......
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Emma where are you studying? and for what?

Where did you learn about these workshops? Perhaps the thread starter should investigate the prospect of attending one......

I'm luckey, the talks were all at my school, and the workshop was openly advertised at my school. It's the whole diversity thing (my school is an all girls school). They want females to get out of their heads that it's a male dominated environment.

If you contacted all the investment banks, or looked on their websites, they might have something(?) I'm not too sure though... most of the opportunities for workexperience only start in the penultimate summer of uni.
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Hi thanks for all the info guys, Im thinking of doing maths at Alevel next year and waiting till next year to go to uni so I am able to access a better university. Those work shops sound like what I need do you happen to know where these are hosted at all? cheers
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Hi Im studying a2s at collage at the mo (business, law and sociology). Last year I did my AS's in business and sociology on home study while I was working and Im doing a 1year intensive Law this year. Ok so why am I telling you guys this? well I want to be an investment banker the plan is to get a degree then an mba then work. Trouble is I messed up sociology last year due to the study pack being total crap and ended up with a D yes a D. I also got a high B in business studies but would have got an A If I was sent the case study before the exam (home study stinks) Any way I have been offered Business economics at Leeds met but Im not sure if I would be better off waiting a year untill I get decent grades in my retakes and going to leeds uni rather than met what do you people think (I need help), also whats the best degree subject to do for investment banking. Cheers ant
Whatever you do don't ask people like theeconomist, he seems to know a lot a banking but nothing on how to get a job in a bank. oh yes, like many people here he is also a snob.
But, my opinion is wait a year and get into one of the top 20 unis, preferably a red-brick.
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Hey all, anyone who fancies a chat with me about my options etc can message me on messenger at [email protected] cheers
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Hi Im studying a2s at collage at the mo (business, law and sociology). Last year I did my AS's in business and sociology on home study while I was working and Im doing a 1year intensive Law this year. Ok so why am I telling you guys this? well I want to be an investment banker the plan is to get a degree then an mba then work. Trouble is I messed up sociology last year due to the study pack being total crap and ended up with a D yes a D. I also got a high B in business studies but would have got an A If I was sent the case study before the exam (home study stinks) Any way I have been offered Business economics at Leeds met but Im not sure if I would be better off waiting a year untill I get decent grades in my retakes and going to leeds uni rather than met what do you people think (I need help), also whats the best degree subject to do for investment banking. Cheers ant
Investmeny'boy'?hmm..
Well i have read a few of your posts and it sounds to me that what you are really after is top dollar. I remember in the last debate on this matter, many began to hate me because of my slighty biased views towards it. Well this time round i promise to be nicer..lol.
Investmentboy, i can tell you just want money as bankers should know they want to be bankers and lawyers will know they want to be lawyers, a whole different breed those lawyers are, i hate them personally.
Your grades immediately stand out as weak compared to the competition. If you want money my friend, be a stockbroker, all it needs is a gift for gab, low level of moral (can you sleep comfortably after lying to some old lady that her stock will rise when indeed it is deemed to fall, what can i say it's a cut throat business), competitiveness and some level of security as to the insider saying you're a broker is not exactly the most glamourous of things to say. If you can tick all those boxes you're good to go.
However to many fools failing in banking go and become good brokers so i suggect you work for a smaller firm (boutiques), the many is less but you may feel like a top dog, which will proove difficult if in the macho atmosphere of the goldman office.
Good luck and God speed.

Have I been much nicer this time?lol
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Do you count leeds as one of the top 20 and can anyone tell me what uni's apart from lse and oxbridge would be good? cheers for the help
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whats your messenger address economist we need to have a chat
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i dont have any of these 'oh so popular' messengers.
I've never been in a chat room, closest thing to it was when i accidentally found this message board when searching for help with my Cambridge interview.
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Do you count leeds as one of the top 20 and can anyone tell me what uni's apart from lse and oxbridge would be good? cheers for the help
Apart from the afformentioned the following would be good, in a ranked order:
1. Nottingham, Warwick, Bristol, UCL, (imperial would be ranked up there with oxbridge)
2. York Durham Bath Edingburgh, St Andrews
3. Manchester Birmingham Exeter
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120. Thames Valley Salford Oxford (hmm sorry i meant Brookes.)
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Cool thanks for that bear that in mind I wasnt aware that warwick and notting hame were s ohighly ranked.
Please explain to me what the difference is between an Investment banker, Investment analyist, Trader and stock broker, and what the wages and job oppertunities in these areas are like. cheers
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sorry ******ed typing attack ignore silly errors
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Apart from the afformentioned the following would be good, in a ranked order:
1. Nottingham, Warwick, Bristol, UCL, (imperial would be ranked up there with oxbridge)
2. York Durham Bath Edingburgh, St Andrews
3. Manchester Birmingham Exeter
CUT OFF POINT
120. Thames Valley Salford Oxford (hmm sorry i meant Brookes.)
How the hell can you place Salford and Oxford Brookes in the same league as TVU? Also do you not know how to use comma's?
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Granted you don't need a degree from Oxbridge or LSE, but I'd aim for top 15. You also need a first or a 2:1 most of the time.

You don't need a degree in finance or economics, but it would be useful as you are analysing the markets. And you need a summer internship in your second year, lots of the big banks recruit their summer interns after graduation.

The Economist - Have you got any work experience for banking?
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I'm more of a law man myself, but I spent some time at ML (and no, not through a personal contact) and I went to Newcastle i.e. not Oxbridge/ LSE.

EDIT: A friend on my course now works at UBS.
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