Hello all! I’ve just joined this site as I’m looking to persue a career within the financial sector. My only issue is I’m a little unsure where to go with it but this seems like a good place to seek advice!
Basically I have just finished my second year of uni studying a joint honours degree of Business studies and Legal studies, graduating next june and going from my results this year (despite a partly disapointing first semester…) I will be expecting a 1st when I graduate.
I have been (inconsistently) studying with the aim of persuing a career within Investment Banking for the past few years and the area does strongly interest me. It’s just what area of IB to go into! How do you choose which area is best for you m&a, asset management, risk management etc!
Also I don’t have any work experience within IB or finance and I’ve read that this will make it very difficult to get a place on a graduate course? Is it possible to begin by working at a smaller private firm? Before moving onto the global institutions?
Any advice would be much appreciated.