I made this video for all of you who requested advice for students and graduates who didn’t get the best grades but want to break into to investment banks, finance, asset management firms and consulting firms. Rest assured, it’s definitely possible and not the end of the world if you don’t get the best grades.

Areas I touch on in this video include what to do if you didn’t get into your first choice of university, how to strategize your time at university when it comes to applying for spring weeks, internships and graduate schemes, what to do and focus on if you didn’t get your grades, the benefits of not going to a top tier university when applying to investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and others, alternative options for securing offers in investment banking, finance and consulting, and more.

Before I got into university I completed messed up my AS grades. I thought I had no chance of securing any internship let alone graduate scheme offers. However, with the tips shared in this video I managed to secure lots of spring weeks at firms like BlackRock, RBS, PwC and EDF Trading, an internship at Goldman Sachs and then managed to convert that internship into a full-time offer within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

I hope you can learn a thing or two from this video that will help you on your journey to securing top offers and succeeding in the world of work. Do consider giving this video a thumbs up and subscribing to the channel in order to help the channel grow and allow me to continue to create content for a growing audience of ambitious individuals interested in banking, finance, careers, and more.

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00:00 – Intro
00:37 – I didn’t get into my first choice university
01:08 – What to do if you didn’t get your grades
03:33 – The strategy to use whilst in university
05:45 – What to do if you still haven’t secured an offer
07:12 – Career are long so play the long game

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