The "Am I good enough for Investment Banking/Consultancy?" Thread

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IIT-B 1st yr studying chemical engineering. wat r my chances??
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I doubt either would let you in without an A in maths. This is crazy.

He's probably doing Industrial Economics or something like that. Or maybe he got an A in further maths so they let him in for straight economics...
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(Original post by England Captain)
Here we go. Currently finished second year of maths degree at Warwick with 2 firsts so far. Have only one year left with predicted first overall.

4 A's at A level maths, further maths, chemistry, religious studies

5A*, 3A 1B at GCSE

No IB internship, but channel island work experience at 3 of the big four by the end of the summer.

What are my chances, is it even worth applying for or should i not bother?
Anyone?
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i can balance a spoon on my nose. am i good enough for IB?
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(Original post by uthinkilltellu)
i can balance a spoon on my nose. am i good enough for IB?
Doubtfull you'll get beyond VP without a Masters in that.
But besides that I can see the next CEO of Citi or UBS in the makign here
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Shouldn't the answers on this thread be: Apply and you'll find out?
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(Original post by e-lover)
Shouldn't the answers on this thread be: Apply and you'll find out?
Indeed, but why waste time applying to ten different places and going for multiple interviews when you could be working trying to get a first if your not good enough to get in?
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(Original post by uthinkilltellu)
i can balance a spoon on my nose. am i good enough for IB?
Were you referring to my post, or was that just totally random?
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random.

but refering to your post - you have a better chance than the people with lower grades and less work experience than you, but less chance than the people with equal grades with longer/more involving/related work experience than you.
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Just wondering, for those who have been through the Summer Internship, do they still have to go through the Graduate Training Scheme? I have not done any Summer internship, and I will be in my final year this October. The last option that I have is to apply straight to the Graduate Training Scheme.

I have got:
650 UCAS points with top grade in Maths; 8A*s and 1A in GCSE. Predicted 2:1 in BSc Physics at Durham university. I have no finance/banking related job experience, as I have spent most of my holidays travelling around Europe. I have worked part-time as a tour guide, waiting staff, and a student mentor. Some of my voluntary work include working in a hospital, and help developing a website database. I have also been through 3 months military training.

What are my chances of getting into IB??
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How many A levels did you study lol?
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(Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
How many A levels did you study lol?
I did International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. According to UCAS tariff guide, I'm awarded 650 UCAS point.
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What was your IB score? Employers will not convert IB points to UCAS points as the conversion isn't right. I would personally be insulted if my 4 A's were equal to 32 IB points.
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What was your IB score? Employers will not convert IB points to UCAS points as the conversion isn't right. I would personally be insulted if my 4 A's were equal to 32 IB points.
what is an IB score?
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To be exact, it's 652 UCAS points. I have scored 40 points in the diploma, with triple 7s in all higher level subjects. I think it doesn't really matter. The work experience probably plays a bigger role.

Anyway, back to my question. What are my chances?
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Just apply and see. You will compete with others who have internships, so just hope for the best!
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(Original post by sahil112)
what is an IB score?
International Baccalaureate (IB).
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thank you
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This thread is pointless, just do your best and see where you go. If a random person on TSR tells you that you have no chance, are you gonna give up? Or on the other hand if a stranger tells you that you've definitely got what it takes are you off to buy a pair of red suspenders and some grease to slick back your hair?
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(Original post by NW8_SW1_EC3)
This thread is pointless, just do your best and see where you go. If a random person on TSR tells you that you have no chance, are you gonna give up? Or on the other hand if a stranger tells you that you've definitely got what it takes are you off to buy a pair of red suspenders and some grease to slick back your hair?
No, but if i was to post here i'd hope people where wolud help me indicating what parts on my CV i still need to work on to increase my chances.
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