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    I got ABBB (due to extenuating circumstances), and if i take my best 3 grades forward, i got 320 UCAS points. Going to study chemical engineering at Sheffield and hopefully get into investment banking. But are A levels a massive deciding factor for investment banks? Or am I in the same boat as someone with, say AAA or A*AA in terms of getting an interview? In other words, do banks care what you got for A Levels as long as we get the minimum UCAS point requirements? I know that i need at least a 2.1 degree too but with no massive personal problems anymore, i should be able to put my head down fully
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    (Original post by Nomi2812)
    I got ABBB (due to extenuating circumstances), and if i take my best 3 grades forward, i got 320 UCAS points. Going to study chemical engineering at Sheffield and hopefully get into investment banking. But are A levels a massive deciding factor for investment banks? Or am I in the same boat as someone with, say AAA or A*AA in terms of getting an interview? In other words, do banks care what you got for A Levels as long as we get the minimum UCAS point requirements? I know that i need at least a 2.1 degree too but with no massive personal problems anymore, i should be able to put my head down fully
    As long as you hit the minimum for banks that have a minimum (there seems to be a departure from them at some banks e.g. Goldman, and maybe Barclay's), you should be fine.

    Of course, front office IB is very competitive so you would be at a relative disadvantage to someone with As/A*s but it's not the be all nor end all Sheffield is as well may put you at a slight disadvantage not being traditionally targeted but still more than doable (have friends who have done alright from there).

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    As long as you hit the minimum for banks that have a minimum (there seems to be a departure from them at some banks e.g. Goldman, and maybe Barclay's), you should be fine.

    Of course, front office IB is very competitive so you would be at a relative disadvantage to someone with As/A*s but it's not the be all nor end all Sheffield is as well may put you at a slight disadvantage not being traditionally targeted but still more than doable (have friends who have done alright from there).

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    Where can i find the minimum grades that banks look for? Do you know the minimum grade requirements for some banks?
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    (Original post by Nomi2812)
    Where can i find the minimum grades that banks look for? Do you know the minimum grade requirements for some banks?
    Their website/HR.

    UBS is 300
    JPM is 320
    MS is 320 but it's not strict
    Lazard is 340 (also not strict)
    Citi I believe is 320
    RBS is 360

    Not sure about others but some don't have any minimums

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    As long as you hit the minimum for banks that have a minimum (there seems to be a departure from them at some banks e.g. Goldman, and maybe Barclay's), you should be fine.

    Of course, front office IB is very competitive so you would be at a relative disadvantage to someone with As/A*s but it's not the be all nor end all Sheffield is as well may put you at a slight disadvantage not being traditionally targeted but still more than doable (have friends who have done alright from there).

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    Highly doubt that. You can get into UCL and Warwick with those grades.
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    (Original post by Armpits)
    Highly doubt that. You can get into UCL and Warwick with those grades.
    Doubt what?

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    Doubt what?

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    ABBB would produce a disadvantage
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    (Original post by Armpits)
    ABBB would produce a disadvantage
    'relative'.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    'relative'.

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    Didn't you say you knew someone from Sheffield who got AAC and has 3 weeks of spring internships? What bank offered him the internship?
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    (Original post by Nomi2812)
    Didn't you say you knew someone from Sheffield who got AAC and has 3 weeks of spring internships? What bank offered him the internship?
    Will have to be via PM, he doesn't want to broadcast it.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Will have to be via PM, he doesn't want to broadcast it.

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    I PMd you but you didn't reply. Id just like to meet him or talk to him is all
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    (Original post by Nomi2812)
    I PMd you but you didn't reply. Id just like to meet him or talk to him is all
    Oh my bad, didn't get the PM.

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    Oh my bad, didn't get the PM.

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    I just sent you another one . All help is appreciated
 
 
 
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