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Old 23-10-2020, 01:49 PM
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Sorry to hijack the thread. I知 a local U law grad with second lower who痴 trying to pivot into the banking industry. Aside from compliance, what other routes can I take? I realise I値l have to do either MO, BO or sales so any input would be much appreciated!

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Sorry to hijack the thread. I知 a local U law grad with second lower who痴 trying to pivot into the banking industry. Aside from compliance, what other routes can I take? I realise I値l have to do either MO, BO or sales so any input would be much appreciated!
Since you want to pivot, why dont you pivot to a more tech savy role like data science, engineering, CS?

That makes more sense rather than traditional banking roles.

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Since you want to pivot, why dont you pivot to a more tech savy role like data science, engineering, CS?

That makes more sense rather than traditional banking roles.
it's more satki to tell people you work in a bank.



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Since you want to pivot, why dont you pivot to a more tech savy role like data science, engineering, CS?

That makes more sense rather than traditional banking roles.
I wish I could but I really don't enjoy data sci, coding etc. Any chance to land a role in corporate or commercial banking? What if I do a contract job (compliance/sales etc) for 1 year and take a CFA?
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I wish I could but I really don't enjoy data sci, coding etc. Any chance to land a role in corporate or commercial banking? What if I do a contract job (compliance/sales etc) for 1 year and take a CFA?

Network to get an internship at a BB, perferably IB since you just need to be smart and memorise a few finaicial concepts
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If I'm not wrong, IBD requires FCH with extraordinary CCAs. Second lower honours, be it law or whatever, would automatically disqualify him already. Additionally, the lad wouldn't even know financial modelling or have a good grasp of finance given his non finance background.
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I am an alumni. Econs is a general degree. Unless you are really good at it and end up being an economist, i would advise you to major in more specialised area. I was an average student so i end up at a job any general degree can do which makes finding job difficult as well.
You're an alumni? Sounds like bullshit given your advice is so ignorant.
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I wish I could but I really don't enjoy data sci, coding etc. Any chance to land a role in corporate or commercial banking? What if I do a contract job (compliance/sales etc) for 1 year and take a CFA?
Of course you're gonna be able to land jobs in corporate / retail / private banking. I suggest you stop listening to these idiots.


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If I'm not wrong, IBD requires FCH with extraordinary CCAs. Second lower honours, be it law or whatever, would automatically disqualify him already. Additionally, the lad wouldn't even know financial modelling or have a good grasp of finance given his non finance background.
Wrong, you don't need FCH to get into IB. I graduated with a fringe 2nd upper in political science and got into IB just fine. The financial modelling involved in an IB analyst's work is so rudimentary even secondary school kids can do it. The fact that you think not having a finance background disqualifies you shows your ignorance.

To OP, stop listening to these idiots and connect with professionals on linkedin who are working in the positions that you're coveting. Get linkedin premium and you'll see NUS/NTU econs grads in a whole host of vocations. You're not limited by your major nor are you disadvantaged in securing jobs in finance compared to B&F graduates.
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Sorry to hijack the thread. I知 a local U law grad with second lower who痴 trying to pivot into the banking industry. Aside from compliance, what other routes can I take? I realise I値l have to do either MO, BO or sales so any input would be much appreciated!
I'm very interested in your situation, why would a Law graduate be looking to banking ops roles? Ops is so mind numbing. Surely your prospects are better than this?
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