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post #31531 of 48553
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

is this for an internship fuji?

You're better off going in and talking to someone, most of them are not going to care to read a whole bunch of people's bullshit, as long as your grades are good if they like you then it's a much easier decision for them.

"Should I read through these 50 applications, or should I just go with the dude who seemed pretty nice and decently hardworking and has comparable grades to the rest of the people in this paper stack?"
How do you just "go talk to someone"? And if it's that easy wouldn't tons of other folks have done it too, wiping out the advantage of that strategy?
post #31532 of 48553
I thought the key to getting a good finance job was being in the know for the best hookers/blow and making contacts. Can't you finagle your way into their social circle that way?
post #31533 of 48553
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

It's actually for this group, which gets given loads of internships in the city and gets to distribute them so it's not very specific, but they ask what you'd most prefer so I was going to say IBD. Would those qualities look better for sales and trading then? I don't really know enough these things to know definitely what I want to do, but I'm going to privately apply for loads of different shit. IBD, sales and trading, some management consultancy shit, research roles, and even the big 4 as a back up and because I consistently get perfect scores in the quantitative reasoning SHL exams so they'll love me.

It is tough to craft a targeted coverletter if you are applying to a broad program. The rationale you outlined does sound more fit for S&T than IBD - catch phrases like statistics, arbitrage, etc. When I think of the skills needed for IBD, you do need to be very comfortable with numbers but I dont think that is the defining trait. It is much more about being detailed oriented, good in teams, strong communication skills, good organization and an ability to work on projects that are much longer-term in nature than S&T. You want to be interested in the markets but no one cares if you know whether the Dow is up or down on a specific day. Whether that means you should apply to S&T, I cant tell you, depends on how you balance your background with your professional interests.
post #31534 of 48553
Being a recent grad, I would say that IB look for people with great work-life integration e.g. Good academics, good CCA records, well-read, well-rounded, good testimonials etc.

Take it with a grain of salt though, because I did all that and still ended up as a Junior Big 4 associate.

But do go for those uni/alumni networking events and work the crowd alot.
post #31535 of 48553
Fuark sounds like I'd rather be in sales and trading. I'm basically just quantitative as fuck and really good at stats and econ shit. Should I get on dat der sales and trading time instead? Originally decided I wanted to do iBD instead of sales and trading because it seemed less boring and I heard if I did my masters I could get hired as an associate so I wouldn't have to be an analyst. Would a masters matter for S&T?
post #31536 of 48553
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

How do you just "go talk to someone"? And if it's that easy wouldn't tons of other folks have done it too, wiping out the advantage of that strategy?

well it sounds like it wouldn't work in Fuji's case, but you generally just call up and ask to speak to the person who advertised for the position - i.e. not the HR person but the actual boss.

It's worked for me.
post #31537 of 48553
Speaking of dat dere... I am giving creatine another try.
post #31538 of 48553
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Are you planning to buy a house? Basements practically don't exist here frown.gif Don't forget about that garage! Awesome perk of owning a home.

huge unfinished basements here, beautiful stuff. agents kept on wondering why i was so keen on viewing them, lol. why no basements there??
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

huge unfinished basements here, beautiful stuff. agents kept on wondering why i was so keen on viewing them, lol. why no basements there??

Where are you looking? I had a nice unfinished basement and garage in my last house but sacrificed it for location when we bought this place.
post #31541 of 48553
Good news I can finally walk after a week without crutches / wheelchair.

Looking forward to Friday. Gonna attempt some pull-ups.

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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Originally decided I wanted to do iBD instead of sales and trading because it seemed less boring and I heard if I did my masters I could get hired as an associate so I wouldn't have to be an analyst. Would a masters matter for S&T?
I dunno about the UK system, but shouldn't you go for Masters / CFA after being hired? Like get your firm to pay the costs, at least that's what most finance guys do in Singapore.
post #31542 of 48553
To counteract TK I think i need to post atrophy pics. Been out of the weight room for about 2 months now. Been eating probably 1600-2200 cals a day, drinking less, and studying my ass off with a training class I'm in. Schedule isn't allowing me to be near a gym for awhile. I really don't look too drastically different as I never have done too much of a dedicated bulk or anything. fat levels are still probably 10-12% and not a ton of muscle loss. I'm sure my numbers are atrocious right now though. Can't wait until I can actually get in a gym again.

Cherish your gym time bros.
post #31543 of 48553
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Fuark sounds like I'd rather be in sales and trading. I'm basically just quantitative as fuck and really good at stats and econ shit. Should I get on dat der sales and trading time instead? Originally decided I wanted to do iBD instead of sales and trading because it seemed less boring and I heard if I did my masters I could get hired as an associate so I wouldn't have to be an analyst. Would a masters matter for S&T?

Being quantitative as fuak is helpful for IBD but I would say it is probably not even in the top 5 traits that make a good IBD associate. I think there are a lot of jobs that play better to that skill set than IBD, S&T being one. It also isnt easy, at least here in the US to get hired as an associate if you are doing a non MBA masters, you basically have to network your way into it. I dont know the track into S&T as I have not worked in that area.
post #31544 of 48553
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

If your wrists are shitty I would buy better wraps that you can't wear for more then a few minutes and just take them off between sets.

Nah, my wraps are good. Total circulation cut off and similar to how you said it almost feels like you're using a machine with certain free weights, but taking them off between each set gets tiresome.
post #31545 of 48553
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

huge unfinished basements here, beautiful stuff. agents kept on wondering why i was so keen on viewing them, lol. why no basements there??

House foundations aren't very deep here (shallow frost line), so it costs more to add a basement than just build a second story. Trust me, I wish I had one. Would be a hell of a lot cheaper to keep cool. Good luck in your search smile.gif

Mark why do you need wraps already? I don't think you should be having much grip trouble yet, at least not enough that's worth using wraps for.
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