I am just about to start my 4th (masters) year in Civil Engineering and have now decided (a little bit late) that I would like to pursue a career elsewhere and I am considering applying for analyst roles at corporate/investment banks.
I have no prior experience in any form of financial services, and not being in my penultimate year of university makes it difficult/impossible to apply for most internships. I would apply for grad schemes but I hear that a lot of firms would prefer if you interned first. Additionally an internship would give me a feel of what I would like to do within that firm.
To get around this I have thought about applying to do an MSc in finance in 16/17, allowing me to do a summer internship beforehand and giving me more knowledge about the industry.
Has anyone else been in the same position or have any advice to give?
Tons of places at all these high-ranking unis