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    I'm already studying maths at university but didn't finish sixth form with exactly the best a levels, I'm ashamed to say I came away with ADD in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I don't have the usual worry of getting into university, instead I'm nervous about finding employment in the financial sector as I've heard most companies in the sector look into all academic results, not just degree. Any advice on what to do?
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    (Original post by Cjrba)
    I'm already studying maths at university but didn't finish sixth form with exactly the best a levels, I'm ashamed to say I came away with ADD in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I don't have the usual worry of getting into university, instead I'm nervous about finding employment in the financial sector as I've heard most companies in the sector look into all academic results, not just degree. Any advice on what to do?
    Where are you applying? You don't necessarily have to include those things in your CV if you don't want to (unless they specifically ask for it). Just state you're doing a Maths degree and state where you did your A Levels and GCSEs
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    (Original post by Cjrba)
    I'm already studying maths at university but didn't finish sixth form with exactly the best a levels, I'm ashamed to say I came away with ADD in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I don't have the usual worry of getting into university, instead I'm nervous about finding employment in the financial sector as I've heard most companies in the sector look into all academic results, not just degree. Any advice on what to do?
    You can't go back and change the past, so you need to look forward. Get the best degree you can, do useful extra-curricular activities, use the Careers Centre and make sure your applications are effective. Rubbish A levels aren't affecting your career goals yet, and they don't have to in the future if you work on things that will compensate.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    You can't go back and change the past, so you need to look forward. Get the best degree you can, do useful extra-curricular activities, use the Careers Centre and make sure your applications are effective. Rubbish A levels aren't affecting your career goals yet, and they don't have to in the future if you work on things that will compensate.
    Thanks I guess I need to look at the positives and make the best of what I can now like you said, really appreciate the advice
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    (Original post by Cjrba)
    Thanks I guess I need to look at the positives and make the best of what I can now like you said, really appreciate the advice
    Just do well on your degree and you should be fine. If it really becomes an impediment later then retake them. As pointed out you cant change it.
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    (Original post by Amefish)
    Where are you applying? You don't necessarily have to include those things in your CV if you don't want to (unless they specifically ask for it). Just state you're doing a Maths degree and state where you did your A Levels and GCSEs
    I'm not sure as to where I'll be applying yet since I'm only in first year, it was just something I'd read about in respect to working in finance. I think I saw it when researching into doing a masters in financial engineering, one of the unis mentioned most employers looking at a levels. I just wanted to try and find a solution now rather than wait for the day it affects me😅 But thanks for the advice
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    (Original post by Cjrba)
    I'm already studying maths at university but didn't finish sixth form with exactly the best a levels, I'm ashamed to say I came away with ADD in Maths, Further Maths and Physics respectively. I don't have the usual worry of getting into university, instead I'm nervous about finding employment in the financial sector as I've heard most companies in the sector look into all academic results, not just degree. Any advice on what to do?
    "ashamed to get a ADD"

    fam I got a BDU stop talkin
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    (Original post by PhilipG1)
    "ashamed to get a ADD"

    fam I got a BDU stop talkin
    😂😂 bruh but do u have a well paid job now, that's all I wanna know
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    (Original post by Cjrba)
    😂😂 bruh but do u have a well paid job now, that's all I wanna know
    I'm at uni atm, had multiple full time summer jobs as a car driver. (NOT TAXI/DELIVERY DRIVER) It was a rental car company
 
 
 
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