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    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my final year at UEA studying History of Art and recently I've developed a deep interest to work in the investment banking sector. What would you guys recommend to be the best tactic so that I may secure a grad job with the degree I'm currently studying?

    Many thanks!
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    apply to masters at a target in something related to finance, apply for internships (like this week).. and hope for the best.

    without any relevant work experience, it's not looking good in your current position
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    apply to masters at a target in something related to finance, apply for internships (like this week).. and hope for the best.

    without any relevant work experience, it's not looking good in your current position
    Thank you for the reply.

    As I'm not interested in applying for a masters or continuing solely in education, I would rather go straight into employment (are internships really necessary at this point when I have a degree from a very good university?).
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    (Original post by Plucky17)
    Hi everyone,

    I'm in my final year at UEA studying History of Art and recently I've developed a deep interest to work in the investment banking sector. What would you guys recommend to be the best tactic so that I may secure a grad job with the degree I'm currently studying?

    Many thanks!
    Read up on which role you want to apply to, the industry in general and the main competitors + what differentiates them. Network, hard, now.

    Apply to internships (both summer and off-cycle), who knows maybe you'll get a bite - obviously the probability is low but doesn't hurt to try. At the same time look to apply for masters programs at target unis (both in the UK and in Europe) with the view of reapplying next year if you don't get anything.

    Deadlines are fast approaching, interviews and some offers have been handed out so you have to get up to speed ASAP.

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    (Original post by Plucky17)
    Thank you for the reply.

    As I'm not interested in applying for a masters or continuing solely in education, I would rather go straight into employment (are internships really necessary at this point when I have a degree from a very good university?).
    Yes. Without a prior internship you will 100% not be considered for a grad role in front office in your current position. Banks recruit the vast majority of their incoming analyst classes from their various internship pipelines - if you've missed the boat on those, tough cookies.

    "Very good university" is not Oxford, Cambridge or many of the other targets where banks recruit most of their hires from unfortunately.

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    (Original post by Plucky17)
    Thank you for the reply.

    As I'm not interested in applying for a masters or continuing solely in education, I would rather go straight into employment (are internships really necessary at this point when I have a degree from a very good university?).
    UEA doesn't fit the bill in terms of good unis for banking, it's not targeted. and yes internships are usually the pipeline into jobs within this field
 
 
 
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