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Is sheffield a good uni for investment banking?

Is Sheffield uni good for going into Front office investment banking? Im doing chemical engineering (Masters). (Compared to Nottingham, Leeds, Bath etc). Does uni choice matter more than degree performance +internships/work experience?
You need at least a 2.1 to be even considered as an applicant at an investment bank, so yes degree performance matters more than choice of university.
Original post by Nomi2812
Is Sheffield uni good for going into Front office investment banking? Im doing chemical engineering (Masters). (Compared to Nottingham, Leeds, Bath etc). Does uni choice matter more than degree performance +internships/work experience?
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Degree will alwaysmatter more but Sheffield isn't one of the main feeder universities for it. Atleast I have yet to hear of any of the big banks actively targeting it.
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Original post by Napp
Degree will alwaysmatter more but Sheffield isn't one of the main feeder universities for it. Atleast I have yet to hear of any of the big banks actively targeting it.


So its unlikely for me to get into investment bank even with a 2.1 degree at Sheffield? Because banks don't actively look for candidates there? Because surely I'm in the same level field as someone with a 2.1 at Bath for example? Because i know that Sheffield isn't one of this places where most investment banks look. But what if i work my hardest and get great internships and really put myself out there for consideration?
Sheffield will be a semi target university. I can link you a guy who works at an IB now having got a 2:1 in economics from Sheffield.

I myself am doing Chemical Engineering but at Birmingham university and hoping to into IB. University helps but isn't everything. The most important thing is securing a summer internship. By working hard at numerical tests etc, writing a good cover letter and really learning to sell yourself you can easily get into IBs.

Best of luck
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Original post by alexjones1994
Sheffield will be a semi target university. I can link you a guy who works at an IB now having got a 2:1 in economics from Sheffield.

I myself am doing Chemical Engineering but at Birmingham university and hoping to into IB. University helps but isn't everything. The most important thing is securing a summer internship. By working hard at numerical tests etc, writing a good cover letter and really learning to sell yourself you can easily get into IBs.

Best of luck


Thanks man! Can you please please please PM me his contact details if possible? And when should i apply for the summer internship?
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Original post by alexjones1994
Sheffield will be a semi target university. I can link you a guy who works at an IB now having got a 2:1 in economics from Sheffield.

I myself am doing Chemical Engineering but at Birmingham university and hoping to into IB. University helps but isn't everything. The most important thing is securing a summer internship. By working hard at numerical tests etc, writing a good cover letter and really learning to sell yourself you can easily get into IBs.

Best of luck


What a levels did he do?
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I got ABBB at A levels. which is also another reason I'm unsure of investment banking. Do banks usually look at candidates with exceptional A Levels or is everyone with A level grades above ABB on a level playing field when being considered for interviews?
If you get a first at degree level then the investment banks will probably overlook your A levels if they aren't the greatest. Yours are fine though! Good luck!
Original post by Nomi2812
I got ABBB at A levels. which is also another reason I'm unsure of investment banking. Do banks usually look at candidates with exceptional A Levels or is everyone with A level grades above ABB on a level playing field when being considered for interviews?
Original post by Nomi2812
Is Sheffield uni good for going into Front office investment banking? Im doing chemical engineering (Masters). (Compared to Nottingham, Leeds, Bath etc). Does uni choice matter more than degree performance +internships/work experience?


Hi,

If you haven't already been in touch with the Careers Service, I'd recommend getting in touch. They will be able to advise on which investment banks visit Sheffield to recruit students and provide advice, guidance and workshops to help you prepare your application.

Good luck!

Elizabeth
UK/EU Recruitment Officer
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Original post by The University of Sheffield
Hi,

If you haven't already been in touch with the Careers Service, I'd recommend getting in touch. They will be able to advise on which investment banks visit Sheffield to recruit students and provide advice, guidance and workshops to help you prepare your application.

Good luck!

Elizabeth
UK/EU Recruitment Officer


Ok thank you very much! Is there any place where i could go to in order to discuss this whilst at campus?
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Original post by Bo0ndo
Thanks man! Can you please please please PM me his contact details if possible? And when should i apply for the summer internship?

Can I also be linked to the person who studied at Sheffield and got into investment banking? I wish to get into IB and studying at UOS right now
Reply 12
Can I also please get in contact with people in IB from University of Sheffield? I am studying at UOS right now and want to get into IB.
Original post by Bo0ndo
Thanks man! Can you please please please PM me his contact details if possible? And when should i apply for the summer internship?
What's driving all of you guys from chem eng to Investment banking
Is that what you guys planned all along going into ChemEng or did you realise midway through that it isn't for you
What's the thought process?

Original post by BrexitBojo
Sheffield will be a semi target university. I can link you a guy who works at an IB now having got a 2:1 in economics from Sheffield.

I myself am doing Chemical Engineering but at Birmingham university and hoping to into IB. University helps but isn't everything. The most important thing is securing a summer internship. By working hard at numerical tests etc, writing a good cover letter and really learning to sell yourself you can easily get into IBs.

Best of luck


Original post by Bo0ndo
Is Sheffield uni good for going into Front office investment banking? Im doing chemical engineering (Masters). (Compared to Nottingham, Leeds, Bath etc). Does uni choice matter more than degree performance +internships/work experience?
Original post by Napp
Degree will alwaysmatter more but Sheffield isn't one of the main feeder universities for it. Atleast I have yet to hear of any of the big banks actively targeting it.
Can you tell me what are the semi target feeder universities , I can’t get into the top ones

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