Since joining Loughborough University in September I have become more and more interested in Banking and Finance. Due to this I have been applying to various banks for internships. However, due to only becoming recently involved in finance, I’ve had to learn quickly what it’s all about. I’ve done the ‘google-it’ technique, for definitions, but a more hands on approach seemed like a better idea to me.
Firstly I signed up BullBearings. This is fantasy stock exchange where you are given £100,000 to trade in whatever stocks or shares you want. If your just starting out, like I was, then it is very daunting. There are many different links providing information on stuff I’d never heard of. It does have university ranking tables, however it isn’t university focused, so I felt slightly out of my depth and overwhelmed by the features available to a beginner. Despite this, there are plenty of tutorials and guides on the site to help you out.
Overall, if you don’t want to risk losing your money on the real Stock or Forex markets and you’re at University then you should definitely check out check out TraderVersity, then perhaps move onto BullBearings at a later date when your ready. Both should (I’m assuming) help you understand what you need to know if you want to get into the Banking and Finance industry.
Happy Christmas all!