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Need advice on future studies/career watch

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    Sat Jun 07, 08 03:41 AM

    I want to break into the finance sector, not aiming for a quant role (for now), just middle office, risk analyst, et. al. I have first class honours in mathematics. My problems are firstly, a paper thin resume -no internship experience at all; and secondly, my studies so far have nothing to do with the mathematics used in finance (maybe measure theory, but ... ). I'm thinking of attending LSE and taking up a MSc risk and stochastics. Is this a good move to reorientate myself into finance? What worries me most is that I have no internship or work experience whatsoever. I wonder how much chance do I have of faring against the competition this September, when recruiting for positions for 2009 begins. Probably close to nil. So should I try for 2009 summer internships instead? Or postpone going and try to get some work experience in the mean time (but the reason for the MSc is precisely that I can't any worthwhile finance jobs)? Any opinions or advice? Thank you.

    Where is your degree from?

    How much will the LSE degree cost you?
    Then ask your self how quickly you want to regain that money back, 3 years, 5 years?

    Then see if the expected yearly salary increased of the new job is matched by the job you can expect to get with your new shiny LSE degree....

    I say this because I have heard of people doing LSE degrees for £30,000 (UK students btw) and not getting a proportional salary increase in the jobs they got accepted for therefore very little increase in income.
    Financially you may be worse of. Buts its always a great experience.

    Do some number crunching and also ask people in the industry if they would prefer a Msc form LSE or experience or fresh graduate etc etc.

    what university are you from / extra curriculars?
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