LSC MSc Finance Alumni - Is there on-campus recruiting at LSE?

I'll be doing an MSc Finance at LSE next year and understand that it is a target school (I did my undergrad at a semi-target in the U.K.). I was wondering if any alumni of the programme would be able to speak on the availability of On-Campus recruiting in a similar nature to schools in the U.S., i.e. alternate routes to interviews/ACs etc.

If you are willing, would it be possible to dm some questions? Hope you're all doing well.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 13, 2020 - 6:33pm

From what I've heard they do many more LSE only events which do have the opportunity for fast tracks for interviews. At some of the more tight-knit events there are also lse specific emails for applications like goldman>[email protected]... etc.

At least that's what I've heard

Apr 14, 2020 - 1:58am

The have the typical networking events, but it's not like the US where you get fast-tracked. The only "LSE exclusive" fast-tracking event I heard of during my time there was a workshop at Nomura, where if you performed well you'd go straight to the AC.

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 14, 2020 - 3:37am

Current LSE MFin student here and no there is no real on-campus recruiting. There is a few small careers fairs and many events by societies attended by everyone, but absolutely nothing exclusive

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2020 - 3:51am

Could you speak about how recruiting was impacted by the LSE brand name vs your undergrad? Was there a substantive difference in the number of interviews you received etc? Did u go to a semi or target undergrad?

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  • Prospect in Other
Apr 14, 2020 - 4:08am

Sure, went to a European semi-target university for bachelor so may be less relevant. My undergraduate not many focused on IB so the LSE and especially MFin helps a lot, you are full of likeminded students which is great for giving you the discipline to recruit. Make sure to start early, the course starts too late so we all lost a lot of time trying to get our shit together and find out where/what we wanted to apply for. In terms of brand its a name that stays with you and made recruiting smooth pretty smooth personally if you put in work (BB SA).

I think that right now maybe 15% have FT offers (of which 60-70% got it through previous internship), 35-40% have a summer/off-cycle offer and there is another 40-50% of which I am not sure but I know quite a few of them have nothing, especially non-EU internationals. So I would say if you get good at testing the name gets you foot in the door and then its up to you. Hope that helps, feel free to ask any questions

Apr 14, 2020 - 5:01am

You do get the opportunity to attend elite networking opportunities. I remember a Blackstone cocktail that LSE/LBS/UCL and maybe Oxbridge students could attend. I think there was also Bain Capital Credit and some other firms during the year. And of course plenty of events on campus

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 14, 2020 - 5:33am

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