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On Tuesday evening, September 20th, Fettes College was delighted to host experts in the field of Finance to provide first hand insights to those from the Fifth and Sixth Forms. The event was a relaxed format in the Library enabling students to talk to financial professionals in small groups.  Not only were they able to practise their networking skills, they were also able to ask lots of questions and were able to learn.  We were fortunate to have members of the Fettes community with us for the evening representing investment, brokerage, crypto-currency, financial risk, regulation, fintech, research and technology. 

This event provided Fettes pupils with further knowledge into the world of finance and bestowed advice to students on standing out amongst tough competition. The guests were able to give pertinent insight into the volatility of the finance industry. The world class advice covered every aspect of the industry from top-down management to an analysts’ job. The speakers emphasized the importance of creating a unique CV that expresses the extent of your interest within the subject. They also shared crucial guidance on what students can start do work on now. “Now is the time for you to experiment with investing. When you fail and learn, you can have many years to bounce back.”

We appreciated the speakers for taking the time from their busy day to share their wisdom with us.

Thank you to Careers Prefect, Benedict S for developing this article after the event.