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    I'll be in college in September and want to go into Investment banking preferably M&A/S&T. However I don't study Economics (I know the training provided makes the degree pointless but surely an Evonomics degree must help on trading side?), my degree will most likely be in Computer Science and I don't know much about markets/trading. All I know is you have to go to target/semi target university, be involved in extracurriculars such as finance society, and do Spring weeks/internship to land a job. What I want to know is what resources are out there to increase my knowledge in these areas and what can I do to make me better prepared before I go to Uni? Cheers
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    I'll be in college in September and want to go into Investment banking preferably M&A/S&T. However I don't study Economics (I know the training provided makes the degree pointless but surely an Evonomics degree must help on trading side?), my degree will most likely be in Computer Science and I don't know much about markets/trading. All I know is you have to go to target/semi target university, be involved in extracurriculars such as finance society, and do Spring weeks/internship to land a job. What I want to know is what resources are out there to increase my knowledge in these areas and what can I do to make me better prepared before I go to Uni? Cheers
    Just enjoy college! It's awful to see people basing their whole life around this. Take the subjects you enjoy, so many people take economics at University and end up hating it because they just did it for the job. (Source I work for a large AM).
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    I'll be in college in September and want to go into Investment banking preferably M&A/S&T. However I don't study Economics (I know the training provided makes the degree pointless but surely an Evonomics degree must help on trading side?), my degree will most likely be in Computer Science and I don't know much about markets/trading. All I know is you have to go to target/semi target university, be involved in extracurriculars such as finance society, and do Spring weeks/internship to land a job. What I want to know is what resources are out there to increase my knowledge in these areas and what can I do to make me better prepared before I go to Uni? Cheers
    Also how can you know you want to get into M&A or S&T if you know nothing about trading or the markets?
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    (Original post by acontium)
    Also how can you know you want to get into M&A or S&T if you know nothing about trading or the markets?
    I know a litttttle bit about what they do but I'd like to gain more knowledge from scratch basically
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    (Original post by acontium)
    Just enjoy college! It's awful to see people basing their whole life around this. Take the subjects you enjoy, so many people take economics at University and end up hating it because they just did it for the job. (Source I work for a large AM).
    That's the thing though, I don't want to do economics 😁, p.s Im doing subjects I enjoy
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    That's the thing though, I don't want to do economics 😁, p.s Im doing subjects I enjoy
    Well just do subjects you enjoy and be yourself. IB doesn't have a perfect mould. Go to a target Uni, work very very hard and hopefully you will be successful.
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    network with alumni via linkedin
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    I know a litttttle bit about what they do but I'd like to gain more knowledge from scratch basically
    google
    or there are quite a few books out there to get you started e.g. the intelligent investor
    or try get some work experience and network
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    I'll be in college in September and want to go into Investment banking preferably M&A/S&T. However I don't study Economics (I know the training provided makes the degree pointless but surely an Evonomics degree must help on trading side?), my degree will most likely be in Computer Science and I don't know much about markets/trading. All I know is you have to go to target/semi target university, be involved in extracurriculars such as finance society, and do Spring weeks/internship to land a job. What I want to know is what resources are out there to increase my knowledge in these areas and what can I do to make me better prepared before I go to Uni? Cheers
    I bet you want to go into banking because you heard that "You would make a lot of money" lol.
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    (Original post by Spiritually)
    I bet you want to go into banking because you heard that "You would make a lot of money" lol.
    Not really, a lot of people assume that if you go into banking you're earning millions and you're gonna retire before 30 but that's not the case. For me personally, I want to go into it for the exit opportunities but I'd be lying if I said salary is irrelevant
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    (Original post by Spiritually)
    I bet you want to go into banking because you heard that "You would make a lot of money" lol.
    is it not true?
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    You're only in year 11. You haven't even finished your GCSEs...
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    (Original post by antebellum)
    You're only in year 11. You haven't even finished your GCSEs...
    I have actually lol, had to take a year out for personal reasons
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    Not really, a lot of people assume that if you go into banking you're earning millions and you're gonna retire before 30 but that's not the case. For me personally, I want to go into it for the exit opportunities but I'd be lying if I said salary is irrelevant
    And what exactly is it about the exit opportunities that make you want to pursue IB?
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    And what exactly is it about the exit opportunities that make you want to pursue IB?
    The money 😊
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    The money 😊
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    Don't worry! The ones that only go in for the money and pass all the stages usually don't last very long haha
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    Hahahahaha listen fam, I have goals such as paying off my parents mortgage and a few property investments I would like to do; banking provides that capital and atleast I'm honest lol
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    (Original post by acontium)
    Don't worry! The ones that only go in for the money and pass all the stages usually don't last very long haha
    Whatever you say lol
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    (Original post by Axlerod)
    I have actually lol, had to take a year out for personal reasons
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