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    Hi, I'm a year 12 student and I'm thinking of applying for Economics and Management or a PPE course next year at Uni and I was wondering what sort of work experience I can do this summer. I've already got about 2 weeks at UBS but I feel that if I have some more, it will help me out.

    So what sort of places are there to apply for because I can't find anything at the moment

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    Hi, I'm a year 12 student and I'm thinking of applying for Economics and Management or a PPE course next year at Uni and I was wondering what sort of work experience I can do this summer. I've already got about 2 weeks at UBS but I feel that if I have some more, it will help me out.

    So what sort of places are there to apply for because I can't find anything at the moment

    Thanks in advance
    You really don't need work experience for those courses; extra reading/lectures/taster days are all good though
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    Work experience isn't necessary at all. Do plenty of reading, maybe attend lectures/taster days as above. Perhaps join things like debating/politics/economics societies, but even that's not necessary.

    Your 2 weeks at UBS are more than enough :yes: Now show Oxford that you want to study the theory of economics, and don't just want to be another suited up LSE student out to make a buck.
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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    Hi, I'm a year 12 student and I'm thinking of applying for Economics and Management or a PPE course next year at Uni and I was wondering what sort of work experience I can do this summer. I've already got about 2 weeks at UBS but I feel that if I have some more, it will help me out.

    So what sort of places are there to apply for because I can't find anything at the moment

    Thanks in advance
    How did u manage to get the placement at UBS?


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    It was last year. Our school's work experience adviser's daughter works at UBS and I got in through her. She organised it
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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    It was last year. Our school's work experience adviser's daughter works at UBS and I got in through her. She organised it
    Oh wow thats really good so what sort of stuff did you so?


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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    Hi, I'm a year 12 student and I'm thinking of applying for Economics and Management or a PPE course next year at Uni and I was wondering what sort of work experience I can do this summer. I've already got about 2 weeks at UBS but I feel that if I have some more, it will help me out.

    So what sort of places are there to apply for because I can't find anything at the moment

    Thanks in advance
    may i ask how you got 2 weeks at UBS?? thats sounds great, please share
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    Hi sorry for the late reply - just saw your message

    I worked in the Risk Management department because my school had a contact there, and so he showed by the different areas of risk management and the different types of risks a bank can face (OR, CR etc.). The person also showed me around the offices and I got to see the trading floor which was amazing! I also had meetings from people around the world (I had a Swiss banker telling me how he went from higher education straight to UBS and he's worked his way up). I also had experience with Spreadsheets as I got to sort through an actual spreadsheet UBS were using - I got to use pivot tables and things like that. Lastly I had to do a presentation on everything I had learnt (I had about 10 meetings all with different departments and I had to put that information into a powerpoint so that helped my communication skills. They cater really well for work experience

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    I got it through the Work Experience person in our school, she organised it for us, but if you contact them you might be able to organise something yourself - UBS really cater well for work experience - they take you through all the departments and show yo what it's like to work in the bank It was a good experience I would definitely recommend it to anyone who gets a place

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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    I got it through the Work Experience person in our school, she organised it for us, but if you contact them you might be able to organise something yourself - UBS really cater well for work experience - they take you through all the departments and show yo what it's like to work in the bank It was a good experience I would definitely recommend it to anyone who gets a place

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    Do you have any website links?


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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    Do you have any website links?


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    I'm not sure if there is a website link. You could always call them - their number is online and talk to them. I'm sure there are still ways of getting in. All I can say is good luck
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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    I'm not sure if there is a website link. You could always call them - their number is online and talk to them. I'm sure there are still ways of getting in. All I can say is good luck
    Thank you


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    Hey miladghodsi! I also know someone in UBS but he said he doesn't know who to ask about getting me a place there Who the hell does he ask? I need an answer ASAP!! Thanks
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    (Original post by miladghodsi)
    I got it through the Work Experience person in our school, she organised it for us, but if you contact them you might be able to organise something yourself - UBS really cater well for work experience - they take you through all the departments and show yo what it's like to work in the bank It was a good experience I would definitely recommend it to anyone who gets a place

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    OIT!!! I need an answer to my previous question!!!!! Who do I contact??!?!?!?!?
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    To anyone on here looking for advice I managed to get a week at lloyds and ING in summer after year 12 by attaining a list of numbers off the library at school, you should ask if yours have a similar list. Citi I got through my mum, having contacts do help :/
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    Do you guys think a subject combination of maths, economics, chemistry and history is strong enough for Econ and management at oxford?


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    (Original post by m0hd_J)
    Do you guys think a subject combination of maths, economics, chemistry and history is strong enough for Econ and management at oxford?


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    I dont see why not, but I think top unis prefer further maths and/or physics due to the heavy maths element in the degree
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    there are some work experience posts available for 15 to 17 year olds (unpaid 2 weeks) at the government: https://www.civilservicejobs.service...?jcode=1409475

    not specifically economics but may be of interest and BIS is quite an economics-oriented department so there would probably be chance to talk to economists there and maybe see if you could do some shadowing
 
 
 
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