top of page

Lack of Direction to a Promising S&T Career

William was one of those students who worked hard and tried his best but wasn’t really passionate about what he was currently doing (he was pursuing a Science degree at the time) and struggling to stay motivated. He knew he was interested in working with numbers but beyond that, he really didn’t know what he wanted to do.

He joined our 2-year programme and we got to work getting to know him. On top of enjoying working with numbers, we quickly realized he had very strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and he was also really good at using his skills to problem-solve and produce positive results. As individuals, we all tend to be our own worst critics, thus, he didn’t realize these were significant strengths until we discussed how he could play them as strengths over traditional finance students. 

We then asked him to adopt a strategy of trying a number of different areas to see which ones worked well for him and which didn’t. Our team worked with him to polish his CV and tailor cover letters to target roles. We aided him in improving his technical and product knowledge through our weekly training sessions. His confidence grew quickly and we were highly impressed with how fast he was learning.

William studied our job resources diligently and sent out around 30+ applications. Eventually, he secured internships in commercial and then corporate banking, later progressing to an excellent role in sales and trading with Société Générale! 🎉🎉 

We are so proud of William, as he genuinely worked hard to find his place in the finance industry, and was successful in doing so. He’s a clear example of how, even when you’re unsure, you can figure out what your calling is and achieve it.

Curious about what you need to do differently to get your 2025 IB analyst / internship offers? Catch up with the IBankcoaching team for a personalised complementary career advisory session. 

[IB Career Coaching 2024/2025 begins enrolment soon]

Each year IBankCoaching runs the career coaching program for undergraduate and postgraduate students like you to get into Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, Asset Management/ Private Banking and Research.

In the 10 years we have helped 2000+ graduates to secure 3500+ offers across Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

⭐️If you are interested to know more, you can register for a free demo and get career advice for 2025 applications via:

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page