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    Hi all
    My university journey has been one of a tortous road.

    I took some gaps year after completing my A-levels due to illness,(also involved changing unis etc which i wont go into)

    However, I have just failed my first-year exams (2015-2016) therefore I had to repeat my first year again. (2016-2017)

    I have not applied for internships before and I was just wondering if I am considering applying for Spring Week in 2017 should I just mention that I am a fresher start or will do like background checks and stuff ?
    as they will clearly see there are some gaps in between my CVs.
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    Hey,

    I noticed you're going to LSE as well (I'm re-doing a few second yr modules this year at LSE). I know the pressure of applying to spring weeks, and what I would recommend is you carry on applying for them since a couple friends of mine did that for internships and they still got offers. Investment banks surprisingly aren't too fussed about it, but I'd say your work experience should make up for it!
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    (Original post by p68795885)
    Hi all
    My university journey has been one of a tortous road.

    I took some gaps year after completing my A-levels due to illness,(also involved changing unis etc which i wont go into)

    However, I have just failed my first-year exams (2015-2016) therefore I had to repeat my first year again. (2016-2017)

    I have not applied for internships before and I was just wondering if I am considering applying for Spring Week in 2017 should I just mention that I am a fresher start or will do like background checks and stuff ?
    as they will clearly see there are some gaps in between my CVs.
    It's not really an issue. On the screening checks (which they don't normally do anyway for SWs) just say the gap is due to illness (they might ask for a certificate).

    Best way to do this is to apply to the SWs normally and then mention in the box on the application form 'any circumstances that have impacted your degree grade?' and say you were ill for a year and changed uni etc. Or tell them at interview if they ask. Will be absolutely fine.

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