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    I'm already expecting to get shut down but I was genuinely wondering if I have any chance of getting a spring week/internship/placement.
    I didn't really care about GCSEs or A levels at the time but I always wanted a finance related career.
    I see most firms want 320+ UCAS points and technically I do - 3 Bs and a D at AS (330) but I can imagine they'd want it in the 3 A levels, so I'm probably stopped by this barrier.
    But say for some reason I'm not.
    I'm doing Economics at a relatively decent uni - it's no Cambridge but the Guardian have placed it top 10 for economics, and I'm aiming for a first - actually putting in work so I don't **** up the rest of my future lol.

    I'm also part of a few societies, one obviously being the investing society and also a sport.

    If I could secure a committee position in the investing society, would there be hope for securing a spring week or so?

    Odds are definitely not in my favour, but who knows.
    Also, just to chuck it in there - I have a weeks work experience at HSBC if it's worth anything
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    you'd never know if you don't apply.. what do you have to lose

    it's not all about academics
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    (Original post by TomAyy)
    I'm already expecting to get shut down but I was genuinely wondering if I have any chance of getting a spring week/internship/placement.
    I didn't really care about GCSEs or A levels at the time but I always wanted a finance related career.
    I see most firms want 320+ UCAS points and technically I do - 3 Bs and a D at AS (330) but I can imagine they'd want it in the 3 A levels, so I'm probably stopped by this barrier.
    But say for some reason I'm not.
    I'm doing Economics at a relatively decent uni - it's no Cambridge but the Guardian have placed it top 10 for economics, and I'm aiming for a first - actually putting in work so I don't **** up the rest of my future lol.

    I'm also part of a few societies, one obviously being the investing society and also a sport.

    If I could secure a committee position in the investing society, would there be hope for securing a spring week or so?

    Odds are definitely not in my favour, but who knows.
    Also, just to chuck it in there - I have a weeks work experience at HSBC if it's worth anything
    Go for it.

    You have 300 in your top 3, which is more than enough UCAS points for a fair number of firms. Some don't even take UCAS points into account as a perquisite - like Goldman.

    Best thing to do is figure out where in an investment bank you fit the most and then send off as many good quality applications as you can.

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    Just apply, more banks are becoming lenient these days in terms of grades. Make sure your ECs are top notch
 
 
 
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