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    (Original post by texex)
    Yea around halfway through the app I noticed that they dont start reviwing apps until January.
    well chance to get some non-official 'internship' experience at a firm over December, no?

    And to bag an SII in your area of interest (securities/derivs/commods etc.) ?

    How about starting CFA Lev 1 for examination in Jun 2010? Too much?

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    gs used to fasttracks in better days. maybe no longer.
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    There's no advantage in applying to GS this early as they won't look at the app till after the deadline.
    This is a myth. GS HCM start populating the CV books for distribution to divisions well before the deadline. If you want to get into the CV books you've got to ensure your application is submitted atleast a couple of weeks before the deadline.
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    This is a myth. GS HCM start populating the CV books for distribution to divisions well before the deadline. If you want to get into the CV books you've got to ensure your application is submitted atleast a couple of weeks before the deadline.
    this is most definitely true

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    well chance to get some non-official 'internship' experience at a firm over December, no?

    And to bag an SII in your area of interest (securities/derivs/commods etc.) ?

    How about starting CFA Lev 1 for examination in Jun 2010? Too much?

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    I don't think you're getting chewwy's point are you
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    And to bag an SII in your area of interest (securities/derivs/commods etc.) ?

    How about starting CFA Lev 1 for examination in Jun 2010? Too much?

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    Basically none of the qualifications you specified are useful to secure a role at GR level. At grad recruitment level, banks are looking to employ personable, generically intelligent people (ever wondered why that Ancient History grad is trading derivatives??), who will have more than enough aptitude to pass the CFA/SII anyway. These quals. are minimums not usp's - which are supposed to be done on the job. If you want to look like a try-hard nob then by all means take your CFA level 1. But it means **** all to anyone at GR level. Concentrate on developing your "core competencies" etc. Best of luck.
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    (Original post by Redeyejedi)
    Basically none of the qualifications you specified are useful to secure a role at GR level. At grad recruitment level, banks are looking to employ personable, generically intelligent people (ever wondered why that Ancient History grad is trading derivatives??), who will have more than enough aptitude to pass the CFA/SII anyway. These quals. are minimums not usp's - which are supposed to be done on the job. If you want to look like a try-hard nob then by all means take your CFA level 1. But it means **** all to anyone at GR level. Concentrate on developing your "core competencies" etc. Best of luck.
    OK, OK - looks like networking is far more fruitful then.

    Surely most people already have these 'core competencies' though - teamwork etc. The Ancient Hist grad would know quite a bit about financial instruments and would no doubt have networked like a pro etc.
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    Any indication the graduate recruitment might actually be open at grad level at Goldman this year?
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    OK, OK - looks like networking is far more fruitful then.
    Having your face known is definitely helpful....but by no means the whole game. With respect to your comment about competencies - well some have better core comps than others...

    Any indication the graduate recruitment might actually be open at grad level at Goldman this year?
    Open. But prospects close to nil in FICC&E. Except for maybe a few desk specific hires. Unless back office is your thing. Banks are always looking for good ops people because attrition is so high.
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    What about GIR or GSAM? I suppose no harm in applying but it would be better to apply to an area that might actually read your CV
 
 
 
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