Any advice for a recent graduate?
I am about to graduate from a reputable university in Canada (McMaster University) with an Honours BCom degree (specializing in Finance), and I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for a recent graduate looking to get into the industry? I specifically have an interest in IB, PE, VC, AM &, though I am open to looking at different fields.
I also have questions regarding skills that would make my resume stand out? I consider myself proficient in& (taken two courses in financial modelling specifically and earned an A+ and an A, respectively). I was also fortunate that at my school, we had licenses in Bloomberg Terminal and Reuters Eikon/Refinitiv, so I utilized this and have become familiar with both (mostly Refinitiv). I have also taken two classes on financial statement analysis & valuation (for which is received an A in both) and I have been familiar with fundamental analysis & valuation models ( , COMPS & Precedent Transactions). I personally really enjoyed the valuation courses the most, and I know that the application of these skills is different in the professional environment compared to the academic environment, but I hope that these could help me stand out.
I appreciate any advice/guidance you would be able to give me! :)