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Jun 9, 2013

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Jan 3, 2012

How is a 3.63 with that dual major low? You're fine. Yeah, try and get a PWM internship in order to give your resume more of a finance tilt.

Jan 4, 2012

unless you have major connections, pwm is gonna be your best bet. just call the main number and ask to speak with someone regarding internship opportunities. easy. and about the 2.5 years thing- enjoy college. your gpa is strong. you go to a good school. don't rush unless you become one of those people who starts a billion-dollar business in their dorm room

Jan 4, 2012

what exactly is pwm (what would you do on a day to day basis)? and can someone provide any links for possible internships, whenever I google UBS pwm or ML pwm it comes up with WSO instead of the actual website

Jan 4, 2012
WongTongTong:

what exactly is pwm (what would you do on a day to day basis)? and can someone provide any links for possible internships, whenever I google UBS pwm or ML pwm it comes up with WSO instead of the actual website

financial advisory for rich people. UBS and ML seem to be the two most popular places when it comes to freshman/sophomore year internships. UBS will be unpaid (academic credit) and they'll have you doing mostly bitch work all day. depending on which office you're at, you might learn something and you're MD might actually like you and stay in touch/help you out (that's what happened to me). ML, from what I've heard, pays minimum wage and will have you cold-calling all day since they actively recruit new clients unlike UBS which has higher standards for new clients and is referral only. MDs can do quite well but everyone else is basically in a support role and there doesn't seem to be much opportunity for advancement without a good rolodex or a ton of effort. The work is easy for the most part- a lot schmoozing and being someone's personal assistant (booking flights on netjets...) but it's not too exciting and most kids do it just so they can build their resumes, and understandably so. PM me. I'll tell you all about it.

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Jan 4, 2012

I would advise against doing the 2.5-3-year graduation. I know a couple guys who seriously regret it. Came back to campus for OCR after graduating to land 'better' gigs but were shut out of 99% of all postings because they had already graduated.

Jan 6, 2012

Thanks for the replies guys.

^so should I just get the masters along with the bachelors if im going to stick it out for 4 years? on that note, does a masters help at all?

Jan 6, 2012
WongTongTong:

Thanks for the replies guys.

^so should I just get the masters along with the bachelors if im going to stick it out for 4 years? on that note, does a masters help at all?

I'm not sure how much a master's would help you unless it is from a top school. You don't want to dilute your ivy brand too much.

Jan 6, 2012

i graduated in three years and glad I did a one-year masters program. definitely don't regret that decision.

Jan 8, 2012

^yeah if i were to get a master's, it'd (hopefully) be from a top university. i think for grad school admission all the research experience from high school/next few years would help.

i guess i have a good amount of time before i gotta decide but for now i think 3.5 years or 3 + 1 yrs masters looks most reasonable

oR3DL1N3o:

i graduated in three years and glad I did a one-year masters program. definitely don't regret that decision.

nice, what do you do currently?

Jan 10, 2012

For that you must need to do something like put your legs on paddle and go just what you like and choose career that you want, so keep it up.

Jan 10, 2012
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