How to prepare for IB application process 2015 Watch
I'd suggest you start researching the various business lines banks provide (Markets/IBD/Research). Know what field you're interested in and dedicate some time into further researching the technicals of what that business does. Start reviewing some of the interview questions so you don't go into any (potential interviews) unprepared as they're difficult to obtain in themselves. Come up with a story as to why you want to enter the profession, start networking, go to career events (I'm sure some banks do milk rounds at York) and start preparing yourself for the application process.
There are many different roles that banks provide and F/O is not the be-all and end-all. Someone with an accounting degree (if it's something you enjoy) may be interested in M/O - Finance/Internal audit (however the pay difference is considerably noticeable). So I would research thoroughly on where it is you would like to work as sacrifices may need to be made.
All the best.
- accounting & finance bachelor's degree at the University of York
- I haven't really learned much about banking on my course nor have i learned anything during my 2 summer internships at big4s
I'm not sure if you understand who you are competing with for these extremely limited FO grad places. Sry to be harsh but your chances for FO BB is negligible as of this moment. Do a masters, network like hell or it won't happen (not at the large firms).