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Old 10-05-2015, 06:11 AM
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Default Investment banking/consulting career path from non-finance graduate

Hi,

I am a final year chemistry student at UCL in London. I didn't intend do break into IB or consulting when I joined UCL. But I only found out that a career path in chemistry is not for me. I tried very hard to get some internship from last Nov but all the applications turned out to be rejected due to lack of preparation. I will spend a year doing my army in my home country after graduation. I will only start my job-hunting in Singapore in 2016.

My question is

1. Are there any chance for me to get any interview from IB or consulting firm without any relevant experience?

2. Should I do a Msc in Financial Enginneering at Nanyang Business School in order to gain some experience?


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1. get an internship first. or do networking. u have one year. do more research on the industry. is ib / consulting REALLY what you want to do? or is it because of the prestige? in singapore, it is easier to start off from par-time/contract work.

2. you should apply first and see whether you can get in in the first place. by the way, MFE has nothing to do with IB / consulting. MFE is more towards derivatives pricing, lots of coding involved.

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Dude, consulting and IB are as different as apples and oranges.

Stop being a prestige whore.

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