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    I started my career on Wall Street, then came to London. I genuinely found students in the UK start preparing for their banking application at least 1 to 2 years earlier than in the US.

    You can find our courses at citysail.co.uk. Hope some of them will be helpful to you.

    (Original post by Uniquestions9)
    CitySail, do you have a website I can get more detail about your courses on? I'm keen to get involved in as many different activities and experiences as possible this summer.
    I'm not worried about cost, I have a little part time job I save from and investing it in courses which will expand my knowledge regarding my career are cool with me!
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    Thank you wdkmwd - I believe its just some small misunderstanding - it's cleared now.

    And thank you to Princepieman as well. Let's both continue to give students the best advice we can.


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    Alright dude..

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    Where would you choose and why though guys?

    Cass Business School or University of Manchester?
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    (Original post by Uniquestions9)
    Where would you choose and why though guys?

    Cass Business School or University of Manchester?
    Cass. Strong semi target, easy to get to interviews/assessment centres, means you don't have to worry about accommodation for spring weeks and internships, plus courses will prep you well for technical interview questions and they send a large amount of people into the industry, have friends there doing very well

    Although I would enjoy/have more fun at Manchester
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    (Original post by Breakingbank)
    Cass. Strong semi target, easy to get to interviews/assessment centres, means you don't have to worry about accommodation for spring weeks and internships, plus courses will prep you well for technical interview questions and they send a large amount of people into the industry, have friends there doing very well

    Although I would enjoy/have more fun at Manchester
    Agree with most of this but the course he's applied for at Cass isn't one of their flagship courses. In his situation, I'd much rather study Finance at Manchester.

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    These questions should be addressed to the HR departments of IBs rather than ask random people on a website many of whom have not been to university, don't work in IB but somehow have an opinion on it.
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    (Original post by Maker)
    These questions should be addressed to the HR departments of IBs rather than ask random people on a website many of whom have not been to university, don't work in IB but somehow have an opinion on it.
    Good luck with that, all you'll get is: 'We consider applicants from all universities, we have no preferences'. Which is a clear cover up.

    P.S. the somehow is called connections with bankers. But of course, you can continue being condescending too.

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    (Original post by Breakingbank)
    Cass. Strong semi target, easy to get to interviews/assessment centres, means you don't have to worry about accommodation for spring weeks and internships, plus courses will prep you well for technical interview questions and they send a large amount of people into the industry, have friends there doing very well

    Although I would enjoy/have more fun at Manchester
    Really helpful response! Thanks a lot!
    Like Princepieman said though - I would be studying BSc Business Studies at Cass. The course still has lots of finance modules you can take such as maths and statstics, M&A, Banking strategy etc

    Would that influence your choice?

    My offer from Manchester is International Business, Finance & Economics
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    (Original post by Uniquestions9)
    Really helpful response! Thanks a lot!
    Like Princepieman said though - I would be studying BSc Business Studies at Cass. The course still has lots of finance modules you can take such as maths and statstics, M&A, Banking strategy etc

    Would that influence your choice?

    My offer from Manchester is International Business, Finance & Economics
    Swtich to Investment and Financial Risk Management at CASS. I would assume they are pretty flexbie with these kind of changes. I am an offer holder for IFRAM.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Good luck with that, all you'll get is: 'We consider applicants from all universities, we have no preferences'. Which is a clear cover up.

    P.S. the somehow is called connections with bankers. But of course, you can continue being condescending too.

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    And we have no idea the respondents on this thread are genuine or giving us the run around. You can ask the banks where they go for their milk round as a start.
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    (Original post by Maker)
    And we have no idea the respondents on this thread are genuine or giving us the run around. You can ask the banks where they go for their milk round as a start.
    Now you're talking! That info can be gleaned from the finance society websites of various universities, if the banks are handing over cash + regularly visit the campus, it'll definitely be a university they look out for.

    You'll also have to bear in mind whether the banks target the universities for the most sought after roles (front office) or the less sought after roles (back office/tech) - that info can be gleaned if you know people that went on internship programs, they'll usually tell you the breakdown of how many interns came from which universities.

    The phrase 'semi-target' was coined to represent the universities where some banks target but not all and, to reflect on the fewer numbers breaking in relative to the usual target universities. In this case, Manchester/Cass are both in this 'bracket'

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    (Original post by CitySail)
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    Considering some people on this thread haven't completed any spring weeks/internship - let alone are they even a university student - yet feel like they have the right to give advice on potentially life-changing decisions, I wouldn't worry too much about what they thinks of the programmes offered by veteran bankers
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    Considering some people on this thread haven't completed any spring weeks/internship - let alone are they even a university student - yet feel like they have the right to give advice on potentially life-changing decisions, I wouldn't worry too much about what they thinks of the programmes offered by veteran bankers
    Not really 'life changing', the unis in question are equally matched. OP just needs to choose which location/course would be better for them. Thanks tho, for the snide comment

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Not really 'life changing', the unis in question are equally matched. OP just needs to choose which location/course would be better for them. Thanks tho, for the snide comment

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Good luck with that, all you'll get is: 'We consider applicants from all universities, we have no preferences'. Which is a clear cover up.

    P.S. the somehow is called connections with bankers. But of course, you can continue being condescending too.

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    So much beef lol
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    So much beef lol
    I really don't see why people feel the need to add comments like that.. It's neither constructive to the discussion nor is it helpful to the OP. Although I do enjoy having people dismiss my advice without them offering anything themselves..

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I really don't see why people feel the need to add comments like that.. It's neither constructive to the discussion nor is it helpful to the OP. Although I do enjoy having people dismiss my advice without them offering anything themselves..

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    Are you talking about me or the guy who criticised your advice...?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Are you talking about me or the guy who criticised your advice...?
    Obviously not you! But people criticising me for 'lack of experience', even though I've had at least 20-30 PMs from different people telling me they've managed to land jobs or internships because of what advice I've given them... Makes you feel a bit crap when that happens.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Obviously not you! But people criticising me for 'lack of experience', even though I've had at least 20-30 PMs from different people telling me they've managed to land jobs or internships because of what advice I've given them... Makes you feel a bit crap when that happens.

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    Oh ok
 
 
 
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