Breaking into IB with a french-japanese degree
Hey guys !
I'm currently a rising junior of a dual degree between Sciences Po in France and Keio University in Japan. It's mostly socialin Sciences Po ; Data Science, Econ and Finance in Keio.
I've wanted to enter the field of IB for a long time and I've been quite struggling to know how to approach and prioritize my learning and training. Indeed, on one hand, my curriculum at Sciences Po, so far, has mostly given me either theoretical knowledge in econ, or practical knowledge in fields quite distanced from finance and investment (Public Policy, IR, politics...). Otherwise, I feel like my studies at Keio come a bit late to compete with students from more specialized courses around the world...
Regarding internship, it's still not that bright. Since, it has been very difficult to land IB internships in London, and western european employers tend not to offer internships before Master's level. Same thing can be said about japan, in which internships tend to target japanese student in view of long term employment.
Provided that, I'm very lost, and I don't really know how to proceed in such an atypical situation. I've managed to land an internship in a close field (), yet I don't feel like it would necessarily help me to break into IB in the long run. I don't know if I should completely change my course of studies, if I'll have to get a master degree, or should completly abandon the idea of IB. I feel like I'm stuck.
I would be forever grateful if anybody here has any insights or advice regarding my situation !