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    (Original post by Jibzy)
    if you have NO financial experience i.e -even a spring week on ur CV by ur final YEAR, then it is almost impossible for you to land a a place on the graduate scheme when u finish uni.
    this waas what we werre told.

    times are hard. blame the market.
    Any suggestion on what I should do??
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    (Original post by Jibzy)
    if you have NO financial experience i.e -even a spring week on ur CV by ur final YEAR, then it is almost impossible for you to land a a place on the graduate scheme when u finish uni.
    this waas what we werre told.

    times are hard. blame the market.
    Who told you that mate?
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    (Original post by UglyDuckling)
    Any suggestion on what I should do??
    don't give up.
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    Just been reading the thread... Looks like standards are slightly higher than i anticipated. Ive just finished first year doing straight economics at Uni of Sheffield. Got a 2:2. A levels are ABB.

    Will my 2:2 in first year prevent me getting an internship?

    The rest of my CV should look pretty boss, I'm starting up a business this September which should turnover about £500 a month and I'm always doing wholesale deals in clothing and jewelerry and also have a couple of festival/gigs ticketing services.

    I was looking for advice on whether to apply for the top investment banks or be more realistic and aim for standard banks.

    Does anyone know much about commodity trading houses for internships?
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    (Original post by Jamie Duggan)
    Just been reading the thread... Looks like standards are slightly higher than i anticipated. Ive just finished first year doing straight economics at Uni of Sheffield. Got a 2:2. A levels are ABB.

    Will my 2:2 in first year prevent me getting an internship?

    The rest of my CV should look pretty boss, I'm starting up a business this September which should turnover about £500 a month and I'm always doing wholesale deals in clothing and jewelerry and also have a couple of festival/gigs ticketing services.

    I was looking for advice on whether to apply for the top investment banks or be more realistic and aim for standard banks.

    Does anyone know much about commodity trading houses for internships?
    you probably won't stand a chance, no offense. You pretty much have to go to top 4/6 uni's to get in. I don't either, but life is unfair and you just have to deal with it.
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    (Original post by Jibzy)
    if you have NO financial experience i.e -even a spring week on ur CV by ur final YEAR, then it is almost impossible for you to land a a place on the graduate scheme when u finish uni.
    this waas what we werre told.

    times are hard. blame the market.
    Disagree, a friend started grad job and many people did not have internships from unis such as newcastle etc etc. Degrees such as pyschology, geography not from target unis etc.

    Still possible albeit alot harder.
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    (Original post by UglyDuckling)
    Any suggestion on what I should do??
    Im not in the best position to advise. i shud be taking advise from u (as a final year student)

    ask people like Drogue!
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    Oh .. my advice? Never go travelling during the holidays. I've been travelling all over Europe for the past Winter, Easter and Summer holidays.. and I'm regretting it now!!

    And also, I have to admit that getting into Oxbridge/LSE is indeed, as a matter of fact, IMPORTANT in securing a job (speaking from past experience)!! Not that I'm blaming my university, but I don't find myself studying a Physics degree at Durham University is any helpful. Let's just hope less application will be received from those university.
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    (Original post by UglyDuckling)
    Oh .. my advice? Never go travelling during the holidays. I've been travelling all over Europe for the past Winter, Easter and Summer holidays.. and I'm regretting it now!!

    And also, I have to admit that getting into Oxbridge/LSE is indeed, as a matter of fact, IMPORTANT in securing a job (speaking from past experience)!! Not that I'm blaming my university, but I don't find myself studying a Physics degree at Durham University is any helpful. Let's just hope less application will be received from those university.
    Durham is a top 10 school. i dont think it matters much if its no the "top 6 click" in the eyes of "SOME" IB's. if you want an FO role badly and are willing to go tthe distance, being at durham shudnt hold u back in anyway???

    even if the intake from uni's like durham is little, i guess u could still be part of that "little" group taken??
    Thanks for the advise about not travelling btw lol
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    (Original post by Jibzy)
    Durham is a top 10 school. i dont think it matters much if its no the "top 6 click" in the eyes of "SOME" IB's. if you want an FO role badly and are willing to go tthe distance, being at durham shudnt hold u back in anyway???

    even if the intake from uni's like durham is little, i guess u could still be part of that "little" group taken??
    Thanks for the advise about not travelling btw lol
    durham will get you past the online cut-off, but the onus will be on you to impress them during the interviews in order to persuade them to give you a place over the oxbridge/lse yolk.
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    you probably won't stand a chance, no offense. You pretty much have to go to top 4/6 uni's to get in. I don't either, but life is unfair and you just have to deal with it.

    yeah safe thought just as much.

    I want to get into broking ideally. Or investment banking. Is it worth applying for banks that aren't at the top of the pile. do they still take on interns in IB divisions?

    thanks
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    yep. you can also try big4 corp fin.

    also, brokering isn't considered to be as prestigious as IB, so brokerage houses might have lower expectations.
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    (Original post by UglyDuckling)
    Oh .. my advice? Never go travelling during the holidays. I've been travelling all over Europe for the past Winter, Easter and Summer holidays.. and I'm regretting it now!!

    And also, I have to admit that getting into Oxbridge/LSE is indeed, as a matter of fact, IMPORTANT in securing a job (speaking from past experience)!! Not that I'm blaming my university, but I don't find myself studying a Physics degree at Durham University is any helpful. Let's just hope less application will be received from those university.
    I thought Durham was supposed to have a good physics department, top 5 maybe?
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    (Original post by uthinkilltellu)
    yep. you can also try big4 corp fin.

    also, brokering isn't considered to be as prestigious as IB, so brokerage houses might have lower expectations.
    I swear big 4 corp fin need AAB at A levels..
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    (Original post by Christo)
    I thought Durham was supposed to have a good physics department, top 5 maybe?
    Physics at Durham is brilliant. Top 3.
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    Is it as difficult for tech positions?

    I did undergrad at Westminster (got a 1st), didn't do A-levels (did a BTED ND, which I kinda regret but also really enjoyed..) and will be going to LSE to do an MSc (ADMIS) next year (grad 2010).

    I have work experience at the MOD as an IT Analyst/Developer and will be completing a year (before LSE entry) at Cisco (again IT/Business Analyst) before the end of the year.

    Any idea? I'm pretty sure tech positions are slightly easier to get into, but not entirely sure if I have a chance of a decent position.
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    (Original post by uthinkilltellu)
    yep. you can also try big4 corp fin.

    also, brokering isn't considered to be as prestigious as IB, so brokerage houses might have lower expectations.

    big4 corp fin?

    could you list a few brokerage houses please?
    ... also how important do you all think going to these spring week things are in first year?
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    Hi just wondering what chance of getting into IB i would have with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial, UCl or Nottingham. Thanks
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    (Original post by fonzievision)
    Physics at Durham is brilliant. Top 3.
    Indeed. But I doubt any company has a list of departmental ranking.
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    (Original post by Jamie Duggan)
    big4 corp fin?

    could you list a few brokerage houses please?
    ... also how important do you all think going to these spring week things are in first year?
    corporate finance in PWC, KPMG, et al.


    the only brokerage houses i've heard of are voltrex, icap and killik, don't know if they are good or not.

    (Original post by Zerodos)
    Hi just wondering what chance of getting into IB i would have with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial, UCl or Nottingham. Thanks
    very good - and in that order.
 
 
 
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