facebookI have been offered an internship in a Fintech company after graduating from University studying Finance. The pay is less than $1,000 but I have no experience in this area. Should I take up the job? - Seedly

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Anonymous

12 Jan 2020

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I have been offered an internship in a Fintech company after graduating from University studying Finance. The pay is less than $1,000 but I have no experience in this area. Should I take up the job?

Graduated from University of London, results are not very good though

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What are your thoughts?

Kelly Trinh

Kelly Trinh

12 Jan 2020

Backoffice technical at financial services firm

OP: how did it go? Did you switch, any happy outcome to share.

If you are interested in developing in that area, it seems like a good opportunity to learn! Finitech's an up-and-coming industry too

Huang Yixuan

Huang Yixuan

28 Sep 2018

Person at Seedly Community

I think it's perfectly fine to take up an internship after graduation, it can push you closer to your career goals if tech is an area you want to pursue. Before I started working at Seedly I was helping my friend at his tech start up too, and if it weren't for that experience, I would not have ventured into the start up scene or found Seedly :)

The fact that you are asking this question means the company should be quite wellknown that's why you are considering. (otherwise you are total desprate here)

Make a quick check on where the pay can cover your basic expenses (enough so that you aren't sleeping in cardboard boxes and starving) If it can't even cover the basic, and you're really interested, you can try negiotiate an amount to cover the basics, would help if you can provide a reasonable list of basic expenses (no luxuries)

Ask if the internship (assume 1 year) will lead to permanent job, if there are no accidents. (if this is your dream company & job). Otherwise, consider if working at this company for 1 year will boost your resume.

Personally, if the company is worth it, I think you should go for it. (Unless you really can't afford it) Interns are usually paid peanuts. Don't accept for sake of accepting a job, unless you're really desprate, then try to delay them as much as possible while trying to see if you can get a better offer elsewhere. (not sure about other fintech but for some fields usally as long as you graduate is enough, they dont look at grade, at most honours, dinstinction)

Kenichi Xi

Kenichi Xi

20 Sep 2018

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Dear Friend,

Fintech is a term but

  1. does it really improve your skill sets in the Finance Sec...

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