Thursday, 22 December 2011

The first step is always important

I recently applied for a scheme that helps students get into good universities. It is a mentoring scheme where I have to complete an Extended Project and attend a few activities at Kings College London University and if I pass I could gain up to 40 UCAS points which is worth 2 A Level grades. Today I recieved a letter and found out that I have got in. I am so excited and it's such a great way for me to start 2012 on a positive note.

One of the first things I have to do is attend a conference at the University of Leicester. It's really far but it's a great opportunity to get out of London for a day and do something different.

It's really good to look out for schemes or programmes that can help benefit you in the future. There are so many opportunities out there that students can go and apply for.

It seems like now I will be able to post more frequently now.
My next step is to find work experience. I can't wait :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

At now it begins...

Hi, this is my first post and my aim is to get the best grades I can in college, get into a good university and find a job being an Investment Analyst.

For my AS grades I would love to get 'AAAAB' so I get a good foundation for the full A Level. For A2 I want to study Economics, Government and Politics and Maths and hopefully get A*A*A and get into the London School of Economics to study Government and Economics.

I want to be an investment analyst because unlike others that go into the financial sector to be and accountant I wanted to take a different path and do much more suited to me. The role of an investment analyst is to research, collect and analyse information which helps investment managers to make effective and profitable decisions on behalf of clients whilst building a successful investment portfolio. Investment analysts are employed by companies and investment trusts, stock trading and brokerage firms, investment banks and so on.

I made this blog just to share my experience on the steps I'm taking to get where I want to be. I ask for advice mainly in college and I find there's not really much around about getting into the financial sector. There is not really any specific degree you must do but make sure the subjects you pick are rounded and there a few essay based subjects involved.

I hope you enjoy following my progress and whatever interesting that comes up I will post :)