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Hi, I'm stressing out... I've just finished my first year of a 4 year industrial placement course and was under the impression that I could get a year long placement in front office IB as an alternative to the spring week -> summer internship route. Is this actually doable or are placement opportunities only in middle/back office? Should I apply to spring weeks as second year and change to a 3 year course?
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I am an international student commencing to read PPE (3 yr course) as an undergrad in upcoming October.Would it be correct to understand that this summer/fall is likely to be my only chance of applying for many of those spring insight weeks?If above stands to be the case, how am I to fill in the uni grades those online applications require, or the uni transcripts?
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(Original post by yusyus)
Question: is it possible/allowed to apply to a spring week in the first year of a four year course? Also, will I need to do a lot of reading about finance since I know little about it? (I'll be studying chemical engineering at Imperial)
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Hi, im a student from Sweden looking to apply for spring week. I dont have much relevant work experience yet and have already studied half a year of economics. This autumn I will study philosophy and then continue studying economics and finance in pursuit of a degree. The university I attend is a top 3 school in Sweden, but I dont know if that is any good for applying to spring week in London. My question is if its useless trying to apply for spring week without any real relevant work experience?Thanks for any help.
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is it beneficial/ relevant to put insight days on my CV when applying to spring weeks?
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(Original post by mk_dons29)
is it beneficial/ relevant to put insight days on my CV when applying to spring weeks?
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Hi, im a student from Sweden looking to apply for spring week. I dont have much relevant work experience yet and have already studied half a year of economics. This autumn I will study philosophy and then continue studying economics and finance in pursuit of a degree. The university I attend is a top 3 school in Sweden, but I dont know if that is any good for applying to spring week in London. My question is if its useless trying to apply for spring week without any real relevant work experience?Thanks for any help.
just apply
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How am I supposed to apply to the spring weeks when they have already opened for places like Blackrock, GS, JP Morgan, but I don't start University until late september so right now I have no extra-curricular experience and am not apart of any societies? I don't have examples of anything for leadership roles etc.

I know it is encouraged to apply early but I havent started University yet so I dont have much to write on my CV apart from just a few insight days, top a level/gcse grades, and the name of my university which is a target university in the UK(Oxbridge/UCL/LSE/Warwick).
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(Original post by Treaty)
How am I supposed to apply to the spring weeks when they have already opened for places like Blackrock, GS, JP Morgan, but I don't start University until late september so right now I have no extra-curricular experience and am not apart of any societies? I don't have examples of anything for leadership roles etc.

I know it is encouraged to apply early but I havent started University yet so I dont have much to write on my CV apart from just a few insight days, top a level/gcse grades, and the name of my university which is a target university in the UK(Oxbridge/UCL/LSE/Warwick).
Few days ago I looked at JP Morgan/GS and I couldn’t see whether they’ve opened it or not???
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To the people that have just finished final year of school and are starting uni this September/October saying “how can we have done extracurricular to display leadership when Uni hasn’t started” ... surely most people have done a lot whilst at school to display such attributes? It doesn’t just suddenly start at university, unless all you’ve done at school is study.
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To the people that have just finished final year of school and are starting uni this September/October saying “how can we have done extracurricular to display leadership when Uni hasn’t started” ... surely most people have done a lot whilst at school to display such attributes? It doesn’t just suddenly start at university, unless all you’ve done at school is study.
Yes that's exactly what I did. And my School didn't even have any extra curriculars, it was just focused on academia. We didn't even have PE classes. Headteacher thought of a great plan to cut down all the things such as form time etc. which take up a lot of time in the school day and instead to focus on more lesson time and academics.
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Anyone applying for spring week’s now are making a huge mistake.

Don’t rush into it. Wait until you’ve started uni. No one in HR is looking at your applications until late September at the earliest.
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Anyone applying for spring week’s now are making a huge mistake.

Don’t rush into it. Wait until you’ve started uni. No one in HR is looking at your applications until late September at the earliest.
That’s the point^
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(Original post by BusMan21)
Anyone applying for spring week’s now are making a huge mistake.

Don’t rush into it. Wait until you’ve started uni. No one in HR is looking at your applications until late September at the earliest.
Why would it be a mistake to apply now? If you have your results, have a uni place, have lots of work experience and several extra curriculars as well as trading experience through various extremely successful portfolios, why should I wait until I start university? What benefit will it give me? Do you think people should wait until uni starts so that they can join societies and put it on their CV? If so, I think that’s pretty weak as that’ll hardly separate any candidates for spring weeks, anyone can just join a society. However, if it is for some other reason, I am very interested to hear what that reason may be.
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(Original post by Lawrence.L)
Why would it be a mistake to apply now? If you have your results, have a uni place, have lots of work experience and several extra curriculars as well as trading experience through various extremely successful portfolios, why should I wait until I start university? What benefit will it give me? Do you think people should wait until uni starts so that they can join societies and put it on their CV? If so, I think that’s pretty weak as that’ll hardly separate any candidates for spring weeks, anyone can just join a society. However, if it is for some other reason, I am very interested to hear what that reason may be.
What work experience do you have? Pretty difficult to get during sixth form
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What work experience do you have? Pretty difficult to get during sixth form
Yeh it is quite difficult, but more and more banks are opening up sixth form programmes. HSBC and Goldman Sachs are the ones I know of. I have also done a work shadowing placement with a director at a wealth management bank and have done work experience in finance departments in other industries (not that applicable but better than nothing - or that’s the view I took, haven’t obviously been able to ask HR at a bank about the benefit of it).
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