Open Doors is an annual event for Year 12 and Year 13 female students from state schools in and around London, studying any subjects, interested in exploring internship opportunities within the investment banking industry.
Next event: Summer 2018Register now
Introduction to investment banking
Skills sessions on CVs and making the most of internships
Open Doors will be held this summer at one of the participating bank’s offices in Canary Wharf, London. The event is for female Year 12 and Year 13 state school students who want to learn more about careers in investment banking. Heads of Sixth Form or school Careers Advisors of attendees are also welcome to accompany their students to the event. The venue, map, dress code and specific agenda are confirmed to attendees once they have applied by CV and been accepted for the event.
With an interactive and informative mixture of presentations, panel discussions and networking, this is a great chance to meet and learn from business representatives who are already working at some of the world’s top banks. It’s a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work in the City, ask any questions you might have, and explore how you can apply to future insight days and internships over the next few years before you finish your degree.
- 10.15 Sign in
- 10.30 Opening from bank host
- 10.40 Introduction to investment banking
- 11.20 Graduate panel discussion
- 12.00 Lunch & networking
- 13:00 How to make the most of university & internships
- 13:45 CV skills
- 14:30 Close
Meet the banks
What do investment banks do?
Put simply, investment banks provide a range of financial services to companies, governments and wealthy individuals. One of our main roles is to help clients raise capital by issuing and selling securities in the capital markets. We also provide expert advice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as helping clients manage their financial risks.
Investment banking is a dynamic, fast-moving and unpredictable environment where new products, new deals, new risks and new opportunities emerge with astonishing speed. To succeed, you’ll need to be ambitious, intelligent and adaptable. It’s also essential that you have a strong academic record as well as excellent numeric, verbal reasoning and analytical skills.
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Open Doors is an investment banking insight event for female Year 12 and Year 13 state school students that want to learn more about careers in investment banking. Heads of Sixth Form or school Careers Advisors of attendees are also welcome to accompany their students to the event.
An internship or career in investment banking is highly competitive and extremely challenging, so it is important that you have a strong academic background.
All attendees should
Be on track to leave school with 120+ UCAS points, from ANY subjects
Have a CV that outlines extra-curricular activities/ achievements
Be open to exploring an internship within investment banking
Be enthusiastic about the prospect of attending the event
Because of the wide range of careers on offer within the investment banks, we welcome applications from ALL A‑Level subjects or future degree disciplines, so you don’t have to be studying traditional business or a finance-related subject to apply. What you will need is a real desire to find out all you can about the industry, as well as the wide range of intern and full-time opportunities on offer.
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If you are a teacher at a London state school and want to find out more about how to get your students involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to attend
To register your interest for our 2018 event held this summer, please complete the form below.
Take a look at a selection of photos from past Open Doors events.