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    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?Thanks
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    (Original post by dv12783)
    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?Thanks
    I'm going to perfectly honest and tell you that your chances are pretty low, but I'd still urge you to get as many ECs and volunteering examples down on your CV as you can.

    The only way you'll know is if you apply

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    Help me to understand why Princepieman's chances are pretty low. It is because he is an engineer or because he has not done a financial internship or other?????

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    (Original post by JakeMonkey)
    Help me to understand why Princepieman's chances are pretty low. It is because he is an engineer or because he has not done a financial internship or other?????

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    He hasn't done an internship... Internships are the main funnel into banking and if you have literally ZERO experience, you will not get a grad job through applying.

    Degree subject is irrelevant.

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