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    (Original post by Ultimate1)
    Can anyone reccomend me some good books to read over the summer in regards to Shares and Markets? thanks.
    I got negged? Really? And I thought focus08 was a good guy :facepalm2:
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    • Leaving Certificate (IRE): A A A A A A (Higher Level) A C (Ordinary Level)
    • 1st Class Honours predicted for in Business Course at decent Irish university, GPA: 3.6 (looking to specialise in Finance when we choose in 3rd year)
    • I also write Financial news articles for a website.


    Would I have a shot at S&T with these stats and a Finance concentration in my Business course, or is it not quant enough?
    If not, would it possible for me to get an internship in other departments with these stats (e.g. M&A or Research)?
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    why are people asking whether they are good enough? just apply ffs
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    (Original post by glorydays)
    why are people asking whether they are good enough? just apply ffs
    I think the idea is to garner ideas for improving one's application rather than just eliciting a yes/no response.
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    High 2.1 in Chemistry from UEA, about to start an MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College looking to apply for 2011 september start. What are my chances for a grad scheme at a tier 1/2 investment bank front/middle office? Anything that may help my chances? I know ive got to do some serious networking at some point!
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    High 2.1 in Chemistry from UEA, about to start an MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College looking to apply for 2011 september start. What are my chances for a grad scheme at a tier 1/2 investment bank front/middle office? Anything that may help my chances? I know ive got to do some serious networking at some point!
    If you are keen on going into IB how come your masters isn't in something finance related?
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    A few reasons but ultimately because i couldn’t afford the £20k+ fee. Also, the transferable skills i will gain can be applied to finance surely? Data analysis, assessing risk, applying complex chemistry and physics etc.

    What do you think? Im assuming you're in the industry form your username, would you hire or at least interview me? Assuming by next year I will have joined various societies and hopefully had some sort of experience in the IB industry.
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    (Original post by unknownuser9)
    A few reasons but ultimately because i couldn’t afford the £20k+ fee. Also, the transferable skills i will gain can be applied to finance surely? Data analysis, assessing risk, applying complex chemistry and physics etc.

    What do you think? Im assuming you're in the industry form your username, would you hire or at least interview me? Assuming by next year I will have joined various societies and hopefully had some sort of experience in the IB industry.
    Errr..... Im very sorry, I am going to sound like a right prick, but I am not even at uni yet. there will no doubt be someone on here who can help you out but Imperial is a target university so you have a very good shot.
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    (Original post by unknownuser9)
    High 2.1 in Chemistry from UEA, about to start an MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College looking to apply for 2011 september start. What are my chances for a grad scheme at a tier 1/2 investment bank front/middle office? Anything that may help my chances? I know ive got to do some serious networking at some point!
    Front Office is certainly possible with a degree from Imperial. The question is do you have enough knowledge of the industry to convince someone to give you a job. Middle Office isn't bothered so much about this and it is here that you degree subject will add the most value to your application. Do your homework this year, attend events and keep up with the basic news surrounding the market. You should make sure you know a lot about economic/business stories which make the main news e.g. Greece.

    When I interviewed I didn't get any technical finance questions whereas people who were interviewed by the same person who did Finance degree courses were asked questions on derivatives etc.

    Apply for a mix of FO/MO and you should get interviews.
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    Front Office is certainly possible with a degree from Imperial. The question is do you have enough knowledge of the industry to convince someone to give you a job. Middle Office isn't bothered so much about this and it is here that you degree subject will add the most value to your application. Do your homework this year, attend events and keep up with the basic news surrounding the market. You should make sure you know a lot about economic/business stories which make the main news e.g. Greece.

    When I interviewed I didn't get any technical finance questions whereas people who were interviewed by the same person who did Finance degree courses were asked questions on derivatives etc.

    Apply for a mix of FO/MO and you should get interviews.
    That's interesting. So if you apply with a non-finance background they don't really give you technical finance questions? Do they only ask you "fit" questions for example if you have a science background, or will they ask you basic questions about the industry, recent events etc.
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    That's interesting. So if you apply with a non-finance background they don't really give you technical finance questions? Do they only ask you "fit" questions for example if you have a science background, or will they ask you basic questions about the industry, recent events etc.
    I can only speak for my own experience. I know that often interviews for trading positions contain product based questions. However for my internship I was only asked questions based on trends within the industry and I know that people at the same assessment centre who came from Finance degrees were asked questions abouts CDOs and various other things.
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    (Original post by DeeDub)
    I can only speak for my own experience. I know that often interviews for trading positions contain product based questions. However for my internship I was only asked questions based on trends within the industry and I know that people at the same assessment centre who came from Finance degrees were asked questions abouts CDOs and various other things.
    Congartz on your intern

    can you reccomen any books to read mate??
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    (Original post by Ultimate1)
    Congartz on your intern

    can you reccomen any books to read mate??
    Thanks. Not really to be honest the only books related at all I have read are Too Big to Fail and The Black Swan. I haven't read anything textbooky.
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    I will be applying for penultimate year internships at the big consultancies for next summer. What do you think i could do to improve my chances? I think i am going to try and get involved with aisec this year too. Thanks in advance!
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    GCSE's: 6 A*'s 4 A's
    AS Level: Geography - A
    A Level's: Economics - A* Maths A* Physics A*
    Degree:BEconSc Economics University of Manchester - First Year - 74%
    Relevant Work Experience: Keplar LLP - small london strategy consultancy - 2 weeks easter of this year - asked to go back for more work same time next year http://www.keplarllp.com/
    Mobliarm - marine safety company based in Perth Australia - 8 weeks this summer working in the marketing team
    http://www.mobilarm.com/
    Extra curricular: Deputy Head Boy, 10,000 pounds raised for leukemia research, organised world record game of tag, fa level 1 football coaching, football, tennis, cricket all for club/school. ECDL level 2, going to try and climb kilimanjaro for charity later on this year too!
    I will be applying for penultimate year internships at the big consultancies for next summer. What do you think i could do to improve my chances? I think i am going to try and get involved with aisec this year too. Thanks in advance!
    You're a decent candidate, but with A*A*A*, why are you at a relatively poor university like Manchester? People will probably zing me for saying it, but let's be honest, compared to the likes of Oxbridge, LSE, Durham, Warwick etc, Manchester is poor.
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    You're a decent candidate, but with A*A*A*, why are you at a relatively poor university like Manchester? People will probably zing me for saying it, but let's be honest, compared to the likes of Oxbridge, LSE, Durham, Warwick etc, Manchester is poor.
    In hindesight I think it was because i was relatively slow in realising I had the ability to go to oxbridge or somewhere similar. No one in my family had ever been to one and I didnt think about it until it was too late. I had thought "i want to enjoy myself at university not be a complete loser like people who go to those places" which is obviously ridiculous.

    I also dont think I was very well advised by my school. Even though I got some of the best GCSE's and AS levels in my year no teacher approached me about it or questioned my application form.

    I applied to manchester, birmingham, nottingham, bristol and shefield. With nottingham and Bristol being my first two choices. I didnt get an offer from either of those universities which I think was due to my poor personal statement. Which I think was poor due to me recovering from some major surgery which massively reduced the amount of time i could spend on it and again poor support from my school!
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    I'm only starting my AS levels in September but i'm not really sure what to be doing right now.

    I've realised that I want to make money so have made the decision to base my A levels on a business minded career path opposed to medicine which I originally planned on.

    Any advice?
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    In hindesight I think it was because i was relatively slow in realising I had the ability to go to oxbridge or somewhere similar. No one in my family had ever been to one and I didnt think about it until it was too late. I had thought "i want to enjoy myself at university not be a complete loser like people who go to those places" which is obviously ridiculous.

    I also dont think I was very well advised by my school. Even though I got some of the best GCSE's and AS levels in my year no teacher approached me about it or questioned my application form.

    I applied to manchester, birmingham, nottingham, bristol and shefield. With nottingham and Bristol being my first two choices. I didnt get an offer from either of those universities which I think was due to my poor personal statement. Which I think was poor due to me recovering from some major surgery which massively reduced the amount of time i could spend on it and again poor support from my school!
    and you didn't have 2 or 3 spare hours to write a PS?
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    and you didn't have 2 or 3 spare hours to write a PS?
    Wait, you only spent 2-3 hours on your PS?!
 
 
 
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