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    Is anyone else in this position? I'm currently in my first year at ucl, I've read about Brexit and the impact it will have on companies particularly in the financial services sector. Looks like a lot of jobs are moving to Europe or at least a lot of companies are planning to do so, and I'm worried about actually being able to graduate with a job. I've met people in heir third year who couldn't land an internship. I don't have high expectations, anything in finance I'll take, hopefully risk management, but the job market is incredibly competitive and I'm having this panic attack since so many people are struggling to find jobs in their third year. The uni work itself is very intense so I'm struggling to balance it with extracurriculars and spring internship applications let alone next year when it's going to get a lot harder

    I'm sort of panicking atm since it seems so hard to achieve a decent internship let alone a full time graduate job. Looking at statistics I'm seeing 40 applications per place just for an internship, and to get one there's numerical tests, phone interview, three face to face interviews, presentation. It's overwhelming and I don't know if I'll get a job

    Don't panic. You are only in your first year and you have time. Pay attention to your studies and at the same time, lay the groundwork for your graduate career. Look at extra-curriculars, joining committees on societies, volunteering, part time work or relevant work experience. You could also look at attending careers fairs or networking event to build up contacts in your field.

    There are some who will find it harder to get a job after graduation, but if you get a good degree and you are prepared and have planned for your graduation, you have a great chance of success.
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