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    I've somewhat taken a fancy towards a career in Finance after studying modules at university, and through the societies I've joined. However, I'm having doubts over the course that I'm doing. Currently I'm doing International Hospitality Management, which does include Finance related modules, as well as HR, Marketing and Food (Nutrition etc). What would be my chances of securing an Industrial Placement/Graduate job within a leading Finance company, or Finance related placement/graduate job?
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    I don't know much on the subject but I am just using my brain's interpretation, so take what I am saying with a pinch of salt. I am assuming many graduate job/schemes in the finance industry tend to prefer people who studied e.g. (International) Business with possibly a specialization into finance during their degree or a Finance degree itself. With evidence of the fact they can work with financial statistics etc. However, maybe graduate jobs who may not possibly be on the 'leading end' of the finance industry or possibly don't pay as much as certain other graduate jobs, wouldn't mind. However, this is all speculation, apologies if you were looking for facts but this is just assumption! Gl
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    I've somewhat taken a fancy towards a career in Finance after studying modules at university, and through the societies I've joined. However, I'm having doubts over the course that I'm doing. Currently I'm doing International Hospitality Management, which does include Finance related modules, as well as HR, Marketing and Food (Nutrition etc). What would be my chances of securing an Industrial Placement/Graduate job within a leading Finance company, or Finance related placement/graduate job?
    Where you get your degree from dictates your chances more than subject for anything 'high finance'. Even for most finance department grad schemes it doesn't really matter what you study.

    In brief, for High Finance (IBD, S&T, prop trading, hedge funds, PE, VC, AM etc etc etc): Contacts with significant pull > work experience/ECs > application process/interview skills > uni > grades > subject.

    For everything else, mostly just grades + work experience/ECs + interview skills.

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