I'm a recent graduate interested in a career in.
I graduated last year with a BBA in finance from a top 5 undergrad. b-school in the US (along the lines of UVA or Notre Dame), and have been travelling/working temporary jobs since. My GPA was around a 3.7 and I have always been very quantitative (800 SAT math, etc.) During college I was very involved in extra curriculars: NGO work in Africa, VP of service club, academic all-american athlete, cancer research. I only had one summer of finance work, however, which was inat a huge multinational. Basically all I did was prepare sales reports and validate data, nothing exciting/relevant. I also have some experience with . I'm currently in London (am a UK citizen and wish to work over here), looking for work. I took the Tibra numerical test (missed it by a couple of questions) and had an interview with , but that was for banking. I've since decided to focus on trading and am not sure exactly what to do.
I could get a job doing anything and wait for September to apply for all of the BBs and the prop firms. I'm also considering doing a year long MSc at London School of Economics (I would still apply to those firms in September, but LSE will open more doors than my undergrad) in applied mathetmics, finance, financial mathematics, or something similar.
- Would it be very hard to go from a prop shop such as tibra to a ? I do not want to limit myself.
- Would a MSc bolster my application? would the LSE name be an advantage when applying?
- What are my chances of getting a position at a BB from my background and/or with a MSc from LSE?
- What can I read/do now to improve my chances? I've considered starting to trade by myself but heard that a lot of places look down on this as they want to teach you their methods.
- Is there a more UK focused forum out there that I could post on?
Thanks for your help.