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    Hi, if anybody could please give some advice on how someone graduating with a first class physics degree from a RG uni can make it into investment banking? What are the appropriate steps to take? Is an internship after a BSc a must or is it better to apply for graduate schemes (or both)? Any comments will be much appreciated!
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    (Original post by eliasben)
    Hi, if anybody could please give some advice on how someone graduating with a first class physics degree from a RG uni can make it into investment banking? What are the appropriate steps to take? Is an internship after a BSc a must or is it better to apply for graduate schemes (or both)? Any comments will be much appreciated!
    - understand what careers in finance are available then pick an area
    - research the technical info for that area
    - build your CV up (if its not already built up)
    - network
    - read the news
    - apply to internships, both off cycle and summer
    - if you want to do something in the meanwhile, I'd advise getting some work experience somewhere
    - smash interviews and assessment centres
    - offer

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    Which division are you interested in?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    - understand what careers in finance are available then pick an area
    - research the technical info for that area
    - build your CV up (if its not already built up)
    - network
    - read the news
    - apply to internships, both off cycle and summer
    - if you want to do something in the meanwhile, I'd advise getting some work experience somewhere
    - smash interviews and assessment centres
    - offer

    thanks for the helpful comments.
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    Which division are you interested in?
    investment banking division, delivering banking services for industries, client services, building relationships and executing transactions etc
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    investment banking division, delivering banking services for industries, client services, building relationships and executing transactions etc
    Hi, this pretty much doesn't mean anything! Haha - I suggest you read a little bit about what investment banking is. What is the sell side, what is the buy side, what does each side actually DO. I don't believe you need to have picked a division within IBD at this stage (as the above poster implied) but I do think its important to have an awareness of what types of divisions exists. IBD-type transactions are features frequently in the news and its really a very fascinating industry to work in. Good luck to you
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    Hi, this pretty much doesn't mean anything! Haha - I suggest you read a little bit about what investment banking is. What is the sell side, what is the buy side, what does each side actually DO. I don't believe you need to have picked a division within IBD at this stage (as the above poster implied) but I do think its important to have an awareness of what types of divisions exists. IBD-type transactions are features frequently in the news and its really a very fascinating industry to work in. Good luck to you
    Not IBD specifically, more divisions within the wider bank. Defaulting to IBD is a mistake a lot of people make.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Not IBD specifically, more divisions within the wider bank. Defaulting to IBD is a mistake a lot of people make.

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    Only division worth working in
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    Only division worth working in
    Lol

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