Accidently got a Hedge Fund Internship, I don't know what to do now

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So, I applied to this hedge fund to gain an internship as I am in my final year of university and I wanted to gain as much experience in the banking field broadly but also specifically with asset and investment management. I really didn't expect to get it considering I have only done 1 internship in consultancy and go to a non-Russel group university. I don't have any distinguishing qualifications so I was expecting a rejection.

I am feeling a little pressure after getting the offer and I really want to take this opportunity to learn as much as I can whilst being able to work as much as I would be able to do.

What can I do to prepare for it? What skills should I learn so I am equipped for the experience? Any ideas would be amazing, especially if you have had an internship in a Hedge Fund before or something similar?

PS - The hedge fund is a boutique that specialises in Equities
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(Original post by Rosey423432)
So, I applied to this hedge fund to gain an internship as I am in my final year of university and I wanted to gain as much experience in the banking field broadly but also specifically with asset and investment management. I really didn't expect to get it considering I have only done 1 internship in consultancy and don't go to a non-Russel group university. I don't have any distinguishing qualifications so I was expecting a rejection.

I am feeling a little pressure after getting the offer and I really want to take this opportunity to learn as much as I can whilst being able to work as much as I would be able to do.

What can I do to prepare for it? What skills should I learn so I am equipped for the experience? Any ideas would be amazing, especially if you have had an internship in a Hedge Fund before or something similar?

PS - The hedge fund is a boutique that specialises in Equities
Which universities did you attend and which course did you study?
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Well done on getting an internship!
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I'm sorry I can't answer your question - But wishing you the best of luck, and sometimes the best things in life just come from 'winging it'
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Which universities did you attend and which course did you study?
I won't say exactly but think similar to Herts, Brunel, Reading, Coventry etc - those kinds of university. And I study Economics.

I'm not some super genius student either at my uni, I get 2.1s and 1s and I have participated in a lot of programs/societies in and outside of university as well.
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I'm sorry I can't answer your question - But wishing you the best of luck, and sometimes the best things in life just come from 'winging it'
Thank you for the well wishes! I will definitely do my best I can but I can't only wing it as I am too much of a perfectionist unfortunately

I am worried I won't be able to use this experience as much as I can
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Well done on getting an internship!
Thank you!
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Pm me, was in a similar position.
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Pm me, was in a similar position.
Just pmed you!
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