Is a City career for you?

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 9 May 2013

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A City career...that's basically an investment banker, right? Or a commercial lawyer? Anyway, it's not relevant as you need a degree in economics or law, or something business-related at least. Then there's the 'Big Four' accountancy firms, but if you don't have a head for numbers then there's no point looking at them. And management consultancy? Not sure, although they give out pretty good mugs at the careers fairs.

In case you're just about to click away from this page, I'd just like to point out that the above is virtually all false. A collection of some of the myths we repeatedly hear from potentially excellent City candidates. With the exception of the mugs, of course.

There's more to banking than traders, about half a City law firm's intake is non-law students, accountancy is not just about crunching numbers, and management consultancy is open to any degree discipline. Each City institution is made up of tens, hundreds or thousands of people in diverse roles, all playing a part in keeping the financial and commercial heart of the country beating.

The City Course is designed to help you find out about the huge range of careers available in the City - including, crucially, what these people actually do in their shiny glass-fronted offices in the City or Canary Wharf. For four days, from 9th - 12th September, we will take 100 selected students to eight different City institutions. Each student will have the chance to hear from the professionals, from trainees to partners and CEOs, take part in business games and case studies, and network with industry insiders. Already confirmed for this year are PwC, Institute of Chartered Accoutants for England and Wales, Standard Chartered, Slaughter & May, Bank of England and Accenture...with more coming soon.

The City Course is highly competitive, and students apply with a CV and cover letter for this unique opportunity. For more information, see our webpage and our Facebook page.

Please note this deadline has now passed; however it may be worth viewing the webpage and finding out more in case you might like to apply next year. Applications will open in the spring term.

Topics: Business and Finance

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