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    (Original post by Hackett)
    Your work experience wont shine through, it's pretty budget. But who am I to say
    LOL please go back to waiting for your A level results. His work experience is better than 95% of first years.
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    LOL please go back to waiting for your A level results. His work experience is better than 95% of first years.
    Like I said, It's pretty average
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    (Original post by Hackett)
    Like I said, It's pretty average
    For TSR? Yes. I agree, average. For real life? Quite a bit above average.
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    I dont mean to sound condescending at all Hackett, but can I ask about your background that makes you come to that conclusion? Do you work in Investment Banking or financial services?

    and adam0311, I appreciate the reassurance, means a lot. Would hate to think all my hard work means nothing haha!
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    I'm worried about my lack of work experience. No banking experience, no internships. I have worked at the same company for years, however doing a lot of finance and accounting related stuff - ended up at a managerial level. Mostly worked as a salesman however.

    Academics: 2:1 from a fairly high ranked Swedish uni. Going into MSc in Financial Management at Durham, aiming for a 1st.

    What chances do I have when I graduate? Should I aim for an internship after graduating before trying to apply for full-time? Will my chances even for internships decrease due to my age and degrees in conjunction with my lack of work experience? I obviously regret staying at the same company, not looking for more work experience, but how much does the fact that I didn't screw me over?
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    Anyone?
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    Hey guys,

    Hoping you can help me, I'm a colossal noob trying to gather information. A Levels ABCC. Just finished a degree in genetics from QM with 2.1.

    So obviously, I'm at a relative disadvantage as I have NO related expereince. I believe internship are probably the best thing for me to do and shouldn't even waste my attempting to reach for your top tier banks.

    Basically, anyone want to advise me on next appraoch and how long it'll take me to reach working the top tier bank if i progress smoothly.
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    (Original post by 419)
    Hey guys,

    Hoping you can help me, I'm a colossal noob trying to gather information. A Levels ABCC. Just finished a degree in genetics from QM with 2.1.

    So obviously, I'm at a relative disadvantage as I have NO related expereince. I believe internship are probably the best thing for me to do and shouldn't even waste my attempting to reach for your top tier banks.

    Basically, anyone want to advise me on next appraoch and how long it'll take me to reach working the top tier bank if i progress smoothly.
    Don't have much advice for you other than most big banks will want ABB-AAB or better in 3 A-levels so I'd advise you to find out which these are and cross them off your list as to not waste time
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    Hello, just looking for some advice on my prospects in IB! I'm most interested in IB Risk but considering Finance as well

    A-Levels A* (philosophy & ethics), A (history) , A (business studies)

    I'm studying Business Management at Birmingham University, I got a 1.1 in my first year.

    I've done work experience with an asset consultancy firm and in finance at my Local Authority.
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    (Original post by kylerobo)
    Hello, just looking for some advice on my prospects in IB! I'm most interested in IB Risk but considering Finance as well

    A-Levels A* (philosophy & ethics), A (history) , A (business studies)

    I'm studying Business Management at Birmingham University, I got a 1.1 in my first year.

    I've done work experience with an asset consultancy firm and in finance at my Local Authority.
    Definitely try middle office, it wouldn't be weird in any way if they accepted you in middle office.
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    So, how about this weird one guys...

    My friend graduated in medicine at sofia in bulggaria
    ..He wants to go into IB, good enough?
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    hi so I go to imperial and I'm studying mech eng I got 75% for my first year and got 3 A*s in maths, fmaths and physics with an A in chem at a level.

    I have no connections, no work experience, no extra curricular, not much knowledge of finance so would I have a chance?
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    (Original post by Brianop)
    So, how about this weird one guys...

    My friend graduated in medicine at sofia in bulggaria
    ..He wants to go into IB, good enough?
    An answer to this one please?
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    (Original post by Brianop)
    So, how about this weird one guys...

    My friend graduated in medicine at sofia in bulggaria
    ..He wants to go into IB, good enough?
    That really no where near enough info to be able give a good answer is it?
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    (Original post by TheJ0ker)
    That really no where near enough info to be able give a good answer is it?
    Just on the basis of degrees..
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    (Original post by Brianop)
    Just on the basis of degrees..
    You can get into IB with any type of degree if its from a good uni and your CV is good enough..

    Its not like recruiters go "Oh hey, he's doing Economics! He's in!"
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    (Original post by plod2)
    hi so I go to imperial and I'm studying mech eng I got 75% for my first year and got 3 A*s in maths, fmaths and physics with an A in chem at a level.

    I have no connections, no work experience, no extra curricular, not much knowledge of finance so would I have a chance?
    Good grades, good school- you have a chance, albeit not the best. I would recommend getting extra-curricular related to finance, e.g. go to conferences or try to get a committee position on finance society. Since your only starting second year now you should be able to get some relevant work experience too.

    Re connections, you're in London.. Get to know people and start networking, if you have no connections that's your own fault
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    I really want a career in this industry and my A-level grades will be good. It's just I have no contacts, how can I start meeting some people in this profession?

    Also, is it vital to have contacts if you want a career in it?

    I have had no work experience but havent gone to uni yet
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    Hi there, I just finished my a levels and going to do maths at UCL. I'm a bit worried as I didn't do Economics at a level and lack some general knowledge about finance/economic. What level of knowledge should I have in order to demonstrate my interest when I apply for spring weeks? I'm trying to read the Economist but there are some glossaries I don't know the meaning of. Are there any books you would recconmend that can introduce me to the basics of finance? Many thanks.
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    Maths vs Stats

    Or are they regarded the same
 
 
 
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