This depends on your firm, but for most large financial services firms, a drug test is a standard part of the background check. This is usually before starting your full-time or internship position.

If you are worried about this, there's a very simple way to get around the drug test: do not use drugs prior to your drug test. It's that simple. If you don't know if or when you will have a drug test, it's a good idea to go through the entire recruiting period drug-free. If you just found out you have a drug test tomorrow and have been engaging in illicit drug use, don't say we didn't warn you.

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