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(Original post by Liam93)
Hey there,

I'm studying AS levels at the moment and I hope to achieve AAAA or AAAB in Maths, Chemistry, History, Biology respectively. And then get AAA/AAB in A levels and get to a good uni.

GCSE's 1 A*, 12 As, 1 B (half course in ICT :rolleyes: )
Extra Curricular: I'm a volunteer for the Red Cross and look to do more sports.
Work Experience: None yet.

But the main thing I want to ask is, what work experience can I secure now? I live in the countryside with access to a city but bear in mind I can't do anything huge yet if you get me.

Anywho work any work experience in any bank be a bonus at this stage? Orrr....?

Help?

Thanks in advance.
Which city?

And the more work experience the better irrespective of what career you're interested in.
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Which city?

And the more work experience the better irrespective of what career you're interested in.
Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
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(Original post by Liam93)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
AFAIK you'll only be able to get retail banking work experience there, and as many will tell you retail banking is a far cry from IB.

Any work experience is better than none though.
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Hey. I was just wondering realistically if I had any chance of getting into investment banking.

A-levels AAB (Maths, Economics and History respectively)
In my final year and will graduate with a 2:1 from Birmingham.
No internship.

If the answer is no not a chance then fine. If the answer is possibly but with further qualifications or experience (e.g masters or internship) then what would you guys recommend. Thanks in advance.
My housemate got 4As at A level and is on course for a 1st in mathematics and every single investment banking application he made was rejected although he did drop out a imperial before coming to Birmingham so I'm guessing that was a big factor or is it the fact that he, like myself is not at the top tier of universities.
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(Original post by Daui)
In my final year and will graduate with a 2:1 from Birmingham.
No internship.
Get an internship.
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Is it still possible to get an internship at this time. I thought the deadline for most had past?
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(Original post by Daui)
Is it still possible to get an internship at this time. I thought the deadline for most had past?
Yup. If you were serious about IB you would've been applying in September. As it is, you're pretty much ******.
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Would getting on a masters course and then applying for an internship to start after the masters make much of a difference?
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Would getting on a masters course and then applying for an internship to start after the masters make much of a difference?
You couldn't do a summer internship at that stage (realistically). Your only chance would be a Spring Week, but even then I thought most students were penultimate year (or before). As always, networking can bend the rules a bit, if you know what you're doing.
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just exploring careers really, how useful is a natsci cam degree - what sort of roles could I aim for?
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just exploring careers really, how useful is a natsci cam degree - what sort of roles could I aim for?
Which subjects do you study? Cambridge will give you a strong edge in terms of getting interviews.
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Which subjects do you study? Cambridge will give you a strong edge in terms of getting interviews.
maths+fmaths/physics/chem
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maths+fmaths/physics/chem
Oh I assumed you were already at Cambridge. What do you plan to study there?
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Natural science, if I'm not mistaken?
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Oh I assumed you were already at Cambridge. What do you plan to study there?
oh, sorry. not sure, probably pick the maths and physics and geology options? it it necessary to do economic-ey things?
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Natural science, if I'm not mistaken?
Yes, that's the degree, but not the subjects...

BrightGirl, anything with Maths/Physics in it from Cambridge would leave most doors in Banking open to you, Trading springs to mind, but most divisions are in reach.
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Yes, that's the degree, but not the subjects...

BrightGirl, anything with Maths/Physics in it from Cambridge would leave most doors in Banking open to you, Trading springs to mind, but most divisions are in reach.
sounds good. it it necessary to get any work exp this summer between a levels and university?
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sounds good. it it necessary to get any work exp this summer between a levels and university?
By no means necessary, but it will certainly look good on your CV.
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Yes, that's the degree, but not the subjects...
My bad, it's not a course I'm familiar with.
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How would a Economics degree at Durham do?
Would I need a post grad?
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