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    Hi,

    Graduated from Warwick doing Accounting and Finance in 2016. I've been working at an early-stage start-up since in addition to running a tuition business and I've done a BB MO Risk internship in the past.


    Does anyone have any advice on how to get into an IB position? Have I left it too late or is there a chance?


    My goal is to find a temporary role within IB/VC/PE as an intern if possible and leverage that to apply to full time graduate roles come September. Would that give me a fair chance or is landing a full-time IB role 2 years after graduation(2018 start) a no-go?

    And what if I can't secure banking experience by application season, would I still stand a chance then?
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    Truth is I was more geared towards start-ups but I'd like to take a more traditional grad role where i gain skills and experiences, then maybe try start-ups some point in the future.
    If this is your goal, why are you intent on IB? £?

    Would have thought there's other experience more relevant to your target.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    If this is your goal, why are you intent on IB? £?

    Would have thought there's other experience more relevant to your target.
    I think you've misinterpreted what I said. I always wanted to do the start-up thing and that's what I did post-graduation. Truthfully, it is exciting and gives you a broad skill-set and a high level of autonomy that graduate roles won't provide. The drawback is it's volatile and there is little structure to your development or life; this is something I was blinded to in the past.

    I didn't say I'd like to leap back into start-ups at all. Rather, it's a possibility at a future point as are a number of other careers. Of course the '£' side of banking is attractive but there are a ton of other benefits like being your professional credibility, future opportunity, exposure to seniors and an industry I enjoyed studying during my UG and personal development (it gives you a solid work ethic and you learn a lot compared to other jobs).
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    (Original post by uxa595)
    I think you've misinterpreted what I said. I always wanted to do the start-up thing and that's what I did post-graduation. Truthfully, it is exciting and gives you a broad skill-set and a high level of autonomy that graduate roles won't provide. The drawback is it's volatile and there is little structure to your development or life; this is something I was blinded to in the past.

    I didn't say I'd like to leap back into start-ups at all. Rather, it's a possibility at a future point as are a number of other careers. Of course the '£' side of banking is attractive but there are a ton of other benefits like being your professional credibility, future opportunity, exposure to seniors and an industry I enjoyed studying during my UG and personal development (it gives you a solid work ethic and you learn a lot compared to other jobs).
    Hmm. I'm not sure this is what you said, but benefit of the doubt that this is what you meant

    I'd assume given you've graduated from a target you have a shot at IB, but lack of relevant work experience will hurt your chances. If you're keen to go for it then you haven't got much to lose by applying and seeing where you get to.
 
 
 
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