Will this hurt my career prospects in finance and banking?

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    I am currently studying at uni for a finance/economics degree and hope to work in the finance, banking or investment sectors in the future

    I am looking for internships and I have an interview for a political charity (for Asia) on a voluntary basis but I am wondering whether I should go for it, or whether banks etc will look down on it?

    I can cancel the interview and hence my application for this internship so do u recommend it ?

    (I feel like going as the chance of getting internship on banks is hard so in summer if I don't get it I will atleast have this?)
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    Why not have the interview and see if you get it first?

    I doubt it will have a major impact on how your application will be perceived. Other factors will be far more important. Just make sure you have other opportunities/evidence of pursuing the career if it means you can't apply this time around.

    But if it was me, I'd be applying to both and then if I was in a situation where I obtained both, then make a decision on which one to decline.


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Why not have the interview and see if you get it first?I doubt it will have a major impact on how your application will be perceived. Other factors will be far more important. Just make sure you have other opportunities/evidence of pursuing the career if it means you can't apply this time around.But if it was me, I'd be applying to both and then if I was in a situation where I obtained both, then make a decision on which one to decline.Posted from TSR Mobile
    Well I thought that banks etc, don't like future employees who are into politics ? FYI the internship would not be at same time as my summer bank placement
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    (Original post by Jarayk)
    Well I thought that banks etc, don't like future employees who are into politics ? FYI the internship would not be at same time as my summer bank placement
    I think they are much more likely to view it as an interesting bit of work experience where you have gone to another country and developed some transferable skills.

    It might be more questionable if everything on you CV screamed "politics" but having one internship I can't see being an issue. But just think about how you present it on your CV/application form - the language you use will help form their opinion.

    I'm pretty sure they would struggle to recruit some of their people if they had a flat rule of not proceeding anyone with any interest in "politics". In fact they might also struggle to recruit people who have an idea on how politics affect their business too.


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