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ABB, Economics at Bristol. Any chance for spring weeks? Will this whole corona/ predicted grades stuff count as contextual consideration?? Thinking of retaking A-Level next year during summer between first and second year. Should I take a whole gap year out instead? How important are spring weeks? Are they worth taking a whole gap year out?
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I was wondering the same for 2021
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ABB, Economics at Bristol. Any chance for spring weeks? Will this whole corona/ predicted grades stuff count as contextual consideration?? Thinking of retaking A-Level next year during summer between first and second year. Should I take a whole gap year out instead? How important are spring weeks? Are they worth taking a whole gap year out?
you will be fine with ABB. Instead do a masters if you can't find a job which will counter balance ur levels. But with ABB you meet cut off which is most important.
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Can you get a spring week with AAD
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Can you get a spring week with AAD
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Possibly as threshold is BBB for big 4 and ABB for most investment banks.
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wait so the higher your grades, the better your chances?
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also do spring weeks require a lot of experience because surely they are insight weeks.

What can I do to increase my chance of getting in?
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As AAA is the same ucas points as A*AB, will A*AB put me at a disadvantage and the A* is in maths ?
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The truth is yes. Lots of banks have an A-Level cut-off (usually ABB - AAB) but even meeting this, the competition is so intense that most successful people have AAA+ for front office positions.

I advice you to acquire as much work exp as possible and apply everywhere.

You can always do a masters at a target uni if need be.
As AAA is the same ucas points as A*AB, will A*AB put me at a disadvantage and the A* is in maths ?
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Spring week offerers won't give a toss about your grades if you don't have an amazing application.
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I applied for a SW programme for HSBC, the deadline was mid jan and I applied at the start of December, I got through to the last stage weeks ago and passed it but I still haven't heard back, how quickly did you hear back from yours?
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tbh in 2021, as long as you're black, study STEM/Economics, went to a semi-target and relatively motivated, you're pretty much guaranteed to land 5+ spring weeks

and if you're female too? +3 more spring offers







I'm only half trolling, my Linkedin feed literally has diversity dudes/dudettes from Notts with 9 spring week offers lol
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Hello. I have secured a place at LSE for Sociology this year and I am thinking of applying to IB spring weeks. I am concerned that I don't know a lot about Investment banking. I know the basic idea behind it, but as I have never studied Economics, when it gets deep I struggle with jargons. I will keep teaching myself though. My question is: in order for me to be a successful candidate for an investment bank spring week, do I need to know a lot about investment banking, the sectors and what they do and all sorts of stuff?
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My question is: in order for me to be a successful candidate for an investment bank spring week, do I need to know a lot about investment banking, the sectors and what they do and all sorts of stuff?
Yes but you don't need to know technical knowledge for most places - you just need to be able to answer the "why investment banking" "why us" "biggest strength/weakness" stuff and have decent commercial awareness, if you're black or a girl you can apply to some diversity schemes which are much less competitive than normal applications to boost your chances.
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(Original post by leviticus.)
Yes but you don't need to know technical knowledge for most places - you just need to be able to answer the "why investment banking" "why us" "biggest strength/weakness" stuff and have decent commercial awareness, if you're black or a girl you can apply to some diversity schemes which are much less competitive than normal applications to boost your chances.
Okay final question: when I apply to one, I apply to one of the sectors at the bank right? And therefore, I should have a knowledge of that sector and tell them why I chose this sector (lets say consultancy) in the interview

Thanks a lot leviticus for answering my queries today! Best wishes!!
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Okay final question: when I apply to one, I apply to one of the sectors at the bank right? And therefore, I should have a knowledge of that sector and tell them why I chose this sector (lets say consultancy) in the interview

Thanks a lot leviticus for answering my queries today! Best wishes!!
Consulting isn’t a division of a bank, they’re completely different companies. But yes, have an understanding of what they do: IBD, S&T, ER etc
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