How to best prepare for IB M&A internship this summer
So after a lot of networking, preparing, interviewing and waiting I finally got that all important summer internship at a well known private IB. Now what?
I've been browsing the internet gathering tid-bits of info here or there (wso m&i). But what I really want to know is how other people have prepared before their internships. I've been reading Investment Banking: Valuation, LBO, M&A and that has given me a strong perspective of how the system works. I realize the firm I am at is giving me a week long training program before they toss us into the pits, but what else can I do in the mean time that can make the summer a smoother experience and of course help me receive the all important offer.
I myself am not the strongest modeler. I've had limited experience in this area through my undergrad experience, and I would like to build my confidence, although I understand there is a minimal chance I'll be doing any modeling and every bank models differently, but it is an area I feel I am weak in.
I'm just asking for some input besides the "excel excel powerpoint" or "relax" or the sarcastic "good luck." Thanks