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Busy Times, Postgraduate Study & Internships

So it’s been a while since I last found the time to update the blog. Unfortunately, going into the final year of my undergraduate degree has taken up a significant amount of my time. As well as work for university, I’ve also been dealing with various applications for internships in the summer of 2013 and postgraduate programs for 2013/14, which leads me to…

One small request…

In order to help me find summer internship opportunities, I would greatly appreciate it if you take a look at my online Visual Résumé (or my LinkedIn) and then share it, refer it to others or even contact me directly if you know of any interesting internship opportunities.

What am I looking for?

I have 5 months of work experience at two of Scandinavia’s leading banks and have the top grades on my course at a leading UK university. I am open to any opportunities within Management Consulting, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Corporate Banking, Risk, Accounting or any other fields that you think I might be suited to.

Where would I like to work?

Ideally, I’d prefer opportunities based in London since this would save me money on the costs such as accommodation. However, I am also willing to travel elsewhere in the UK or abroad, as long as I am able to find a way to finance my costs. As I said, this is simply to help me in my job search so that I could find work that suits me, at a company that values my skills. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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#Finance100 – A Couple Of Suggested Twitter Feeds

With Economia having released their Twitter #Finance100 list a couple of days ago, I thought it would be an appropriate way to start off this blog, with a couple of suggested feeds to keep up to date with the latest economics news.

What is #Finance100?

The list essentially ranks individuals and organisations involved in economics and related areas, based on their PeerIndex score, a score between 0-100 indicating how influential they are on Twitter.

Who to follow?

Currently the top 5 Twitter feeds are as follows:

1) Nouriel Roubini – Economist, renowned for anticipating the 2008 housing crash and financial crisis.

2) Robert Peston – Journalist, business editor for the BBC.

3) Paul Mason – Journalist, economics editor for BBC’s Newsnight.

4) The Economist – Weekly News Publication, specialising in economics, politics and international affairs.

5) Tim Harford –  Economist/journalist, author of various books including The Undercover Economist, and more recently Adapt.

Of course this ranking is likely to change over time so be sure to check the full list for an updated ranking.

+ A Couple of Extras – My BlogRoll

As well as feeds on the #Finance100 list, I will be adding some of my favourite economics blogs to the BlogRoll at the bottom of the page. Some of these are only recently becoming popular and so did not make the #Finance100, but they are definitely worth a read. Be sure to check them out!

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Welcome!

Who am I?

I am a BSc Economics student, interested in the world of economics, banking and finance.

Why did I start this blog?

I started this blog so that I could collect and share various interesting articles that I come across in newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc.

What will be posted?

I will try to make a couple of posts each month (more frequently if I manage to find the time), highlighting articles by leading economists which would be of interest to other economics students and enthusiasts.

Anything else?

I would just like to mention that any opinions that you might have on any of the articles that I post are more than welcome and I would be very keen to discuss/debate any issues…

Enjoy!

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