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    I go to a non target university (top 50) studying physics. I am really interested in investment banking and global markets. I applied to many internships this year (some missed deadlines due to personal reasons) but didn't get an offer from those that i applied to. From here there are three possible routes that i know of; Applying for grad roles next year, Applying for summer internships next year or applying for a masters in physics course at a top 8 target university and apply for summer intern/ grad roles.

    Could I please get advice on which route to take and also if someone can offer any other guidance it will be appreciated.

    In terms of extra circulars I am a founding member of the physics society at my university, Member of investment and finance society again at my university, Currently have a job in property management (company founded by myself and i manage 14 properties) and Part of a golf club.

    In terms of achievements i have won awards in mathematics and have had multiple tournament wins.

    I have attended insight days/ spring weeks at Macquarie and M&G.

    My CV in my opinion is well structured - Used clear sub headings, Mainly bullet points with a few short sentences.. I will be seeking advice on my CV is the near future.



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    masters in physics would be all but useless if your primary aim is IB?

    getting a grad offer without internship experience is very difficult as well, would re-apply for summer internships but maybe spread your application out over different divisions which include middle office roles (if you wouldn't mind working there).. apply to every firm out there, even the ones without applications, smaller boutiques & 3rd tier banks. just about your grind and search for that crucial piece of experience which you can use to leverage a job
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    masters in physics would be all but useless if your primary aim is IB?

    getting a grad offer without internship experience is very difficult as well, would re-apply for summer internships but maybe spread your application out over different divisions which include middle office roles (if you wouldn't mind working there).. apply to every firm out there, even the ones without applications, smaller boutiques & 3rd tier banks. just about your grind and search for that crucial piece of experience which you can use to leverage a job
    I forgot to mention above, I do have an internship in an accounting firm which isn't well known. I thought something related to finance would be better than having no internship at all
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    masters in physics would be all but useless if your primary aim is IB?

    getting a grad offer without internship experience is very difficult as well, would re-apply for summer internships but maybe spread your application out over different divisions which include middle office roles (if you wouldn't mind working there).. apply to every firm out there, even the ones without applications, smaller boutiques & 3rd tier banks. just about your grind and search for that crucial piece of experience which you can use to leverage a job
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