CV: Lancaster University student who wants to work in FICC sales and trading. SCORE: 72%

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Education:

Lancaster University Management school, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK (2010 – 2012) BSC (HONS), Economics - 2:1 Expected

Intensive International College, Nepal (2004 – 2006) A-levels Equivalent - AAAAA

Honors:

- 1st in London Met Investment Challenge sponsored by trading firm among 250 students nationally

- 2nd in E-Financial Career Investment Challenge among 2000 students in whole Europe sponsored by Credit Suisse

Activities:

Lancaster University Investment and Finance Society

President (March 2012 – Present)

- Lead and manage a 12 exec team, setting out goals, aims for the society and achieving it 

- Maintaining, building professional relationship with existing and prospective corporate sponsors 

- Bought 3 news sponsors Bloomberg, LLOYDS Banking Group and Ernst Young for the coming academic term

- Convinced and Merged 6 different student societies to form a single Network

Events Manager (March 2011 – March 2012)

- Launched LUIFS Investment Fund with a 25 members, raised a capital of £1000 getting a return of 28% within 3 months of Fund launch and increased Fund team members by 190% for 2nd year

- Organized Citi, Pressure Trade trading event and Bloomberg insight day

- Organized, raised £1000 in 1 day selling wrist bands for a charity project “HELP NEPAL” with 4 other members

- Led and managed a 7 exec Events team in achieving society goal and Objective for the year

Bloomberg Campus Ambassador (Sept 2012 – Present)

- Representing Bloomberg on Campus and hosting, leading various Bloomberg events on Campus

EXPERIENCE

Trading firm, Canary Wharf, London, England (July 2011 – Sept 2011) Trading Desk Internship

- Developing new trading strategies to capitalize on opportunities within the Futures Market

0 Understanding of technical tools such as Fibonacci levels, stochastic, Elliot wave, RSI, MACD and fundamentals

- Analyzing Macro-economic data for Investment Purpose

INTERESTS AND SKILLS

- Over the Summer Launched a 1 year scale program with 3 friends called “Nepal Village Electrification Program”

- I Organized and completed a 600km cycle ride with a friend through England raising £300 for “Nepal Village Electrification Program”

- Fluent in Nepalese, Hindi, Urdu and Basic Sanskrit Reference Available on Request

Our evaluator’s comments: 

Score=72%

An experienced credit trader who's participated in the graduate recruitment process, says:

This is the CV of a good student, but one which is held back by a weak university and by non-EU exam qualifications. The work experience is strong, but if you want to work in an investment bank rather than a trading house, it could be stronger. If you're unable to use this CV to move directly into a graduate sales and trading role, you may want to consider an MSc in Finance course at a bigger name university.  That said, your extra-curricular interests are strong and you have performed well in trading games, so clearly have a talent. Someone may be willing to give you a chance.

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