10 Top Tips for Banking and Finance Applications

Application Adviser Emily gives us 10 top tips for preparing an application for a banking/finance role … Check closing dates: The deadlines for applying to graduate jobs in this sector are very early in the academic year – sometimes October of the year before you would start the job. Internships too are advertised in the … More 10 Top Tips for Banking and Finance Applications

Financial Institutions – What are they and what do they do

For those that are looking to pursue a career within the business and finance sector, I want to provide a brief introduction on the different types of financial institutions and what they do. Financial institutions or financial bodies are establishments which provide some sort of a financial transaction, which can include the withdrawal and deposit … More Financial Institutions – What are they and what do they do

A Day in the Life…

A bit about me My name is Yun, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with Business Management at Queen Mary, University of London, before moving on to London School of Economics to gain my postgraduate degree in Management, Information Systems and Innovation. The four years of studies paid off when I secured … More A Day in the Life…

Banking – Part 2: How do I choose which area of banking is right for me?

You need to think carefully about which area of banking you would like to be in, because although there is a possibility of moving between the two, this is very rare. Things to consider include: Who would you like your customer to be? Is it the average person on the street, the wealthy individual, the … More Banking – Part 2: How do I choose which area of banking is right for me?

Banking – Part 1: Investment or Retail?

  Think you might like a career in banking but not sure what it’s all about? First thing’s first: ‘banking’ is a very broad term. Generally speaking there are two areas – retail and investment. Corporate finance and wealth management are where these areas overlap. Some banks focus on retail or investment only, whereas others … More Banking – Part 1: Investment or Retail?

My life in banking

    Josh Bright, Queen Mary’s youngest ever graduate, started his degree in Mathematics Business and Management at 14 and graduated with first class honours in 2010. Josh now works for Goldman Sachs and is looking to share his experience and connect with current students. We spoke to Josh at Goldman Sachs’ offices on London’s … More My life in banking