On Friday the 5th of July I had the pleasure of talking to four classes at King Edmund School in Essex about entrepreneurship and the world of investment banking. Over the course of the day I spoke to over 100 students and I loved the energy and enthusiasm they all had. The students were great and the staff were also just as fun to interact with.
After my third class two students even stayed back to chat with me for 20 minutes about all the stuff they are doing right now and the things that they want to achieve in their lives. These two guys were so young yet so focused on their goals.
It was great fun for me and I certainly think I planted a few seeds.
I created my investment banking blog in 2012 as soon as I resigned from i-banking & published my book, To Become An Investment Banker.
Initially published at girlbanker.com, all posts were later subsumed into my personal website under katsonga.com/GirlBanker.
With 7 years of front office i-banking experience from Goldman Sachs and HSBC, in both classic IBD (corporate finance) and Derivatives (DCM / FICC), the aim of GirlBanker.com was to make it as straight-forward as possible to get into a top tier investment bank.
I'm also a CFA survivor having passed all three levels on the first attempt within 18 months - the shortest time possible.