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November 24, 2011

Second Blog for WSPA– P1 Core Workshop 27/10/11

Name of Tutor: Samena Rashid

Date of Workshop:Thursday 27th October

My Action Plan:

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on these points:

  • Time management skills

Using ‘Google Calendars’ has vastly improved my attendance to lectures and seminars, and ensured that I set aside enough time to achieve a decent work/life balance. Whilst I still sometimes have trouble getting up in the morning (I usually get up as close to my first lecture as possible...) I have realised I am quite productive in the evenings, so this is when I do most of my work. I also plan on attending the next 'P7 Organising Yourself and Your Time' workshop that fits with my new schedule!

  • Developing Commercial Awareness

I am currently halfway through reading 'All You Need to Know About the City 2011' and so far have learnt a great deal; Stoakes is particularly good at explaining the industry in a jargon free way. I have also been attending a number of talks and events via Warwick Banking and Finance Society. Last week, I attended at talk by George Berkeley, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, on the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. I am also going to attend the WBFS Spring Internship Fair this evening and plan to speak with a number of representatives from investment banks, in order to gain their insight into the industry. Lastly, I recently made a profile on J.P. Morgan using their website and ‘insidebuzz.co.uk’ in order to better my knowledge of the firm. I thought that this would help me write a more specific cover letter when applying for their spring week, which I plan to send off soon.

  • IT/ Computer Literacy

I have worked through lessons 1 and 2 (out of 10) of the Excel qualification. So far, the most valuable thing that I have learned is how to use shortcuts to vastly reduce the time it takes to input data. I have also attended a ‘Computer and Data Analysis’ seminar, as part of my degree, which taught me a great deal about inputting equations into Microsoft Office software via MathType.

Thank you for reading my second blog entry,

Marc Newall, First Year PPE-ist, ID: 1101455

Second Blog for WSPA– P1 Core Workshop 27/10/11

Name of Tutor: Samena Rashid

Date of Workshop:Thursday 27th October

My Action Plan:

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on these points:

  • Time management skills

Using ‘Google Calendars’ has vastly improved my attendance to lectures and seminars, and ensured that I set aside enough time to achieve a decent work/life balance. Whilst I still sometimes have trouble getting up in the morning (I usually get up as close to my first lecture as possible...) I have realised I am quite productive in the evenings, so this is when I do most of my work. I also plan on attending the next 'P7 Organising Yourself and Your Time' workshop that fits with my new schedule!

  • Developing Commercial Awareness

I am currently halfway through reading 'All You Need to Know About the City 2011' and so far have learnt a great deal; Stoakes is particularly good at explaining the industry in a jargon free way. I have also been attending a number of talks and events via Warwick Banking and Finance Society. Last week, I attended at talk by George Berkeley, Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, on the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. I am also going to attend the WBFS Spring Internship Fair this evening and plan to speak with a number of representatives from investment banks, in order to gain their insight into the industry. Lastly, I recently made a profile on J.P. Morgan using their website and ‘insidebuzz.co.uk’ in order to better my knowledge of the firm. I thought that this would help me write a more specific cover letter when applying for their spring week, which I plan to send off soon.

  • IT/ Computer Literacy

I have worked through lessons 1 and 2 (out of 10) of the Excel qualification. So far, the most valuable thing that I have learned is how to use shortcuts to vastly reduce the time it takes to input data. I have also attended a ‘Computer and Data Analysis’ seminar, as part of my degree, which taught me a great deal about inputting equations into Microsoft Office software via MathType.

Thank you for reading my second blog entry,

Marc Newall, First Year PPE-ist, ID: 1101455

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