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A Supermodel's Advice for Working on Wall Street

Xenia Tchoumitcheva attends the Wind Music Awards Backstage at the Arena of Verona on May 29, 2010 in Verona, Italy.
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Xenia Tchoumitcheva attends the Wind Music Awards Backstage at the Arena of Verona on May 29, 2010 in Verona, Italy.

Swiss supermodel Xenia Tchoumitcheva recently completed her summer internship at JPMorgan's London office.

Now she has written a piece for eFinancialCareers on how women can "survive the first few months" working in investment banking.

"In my experience, women in a top corporate environment are given exactly the same opportunities and respect as their male competition," she writes. "And even if this isn’t the case, the underestimation of women’s intellectual abilities is merely an opportunity to surprise their detractors," Tchoumitcheva wrote. "Young women who can overcome prejudices and prove themselves as capable of learning the skills required for their jobs as stereotypical-superqualified nerdy male analysts will stand out even more."

She also advises young women on how to dress.

"Short skirts and open cleavage are strictly forbidden," Tchoumitcheva writes. "High heels and colours are a go."

There's a lot more. She presents seven rules for success. The last is important: take care of yourself.

"Sleep, nutrition, and exercise are fundamental for an excellent mental performance. Try to find a moment for sports and cut out junk food from your diet," Tchoumitcheva writes. "Despite the long hours, remember to take care of yourself. Find what's right for you and have fun: corporate winning is a marathon, not a sprint."

(Hat tip: Business Insider)

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