11/22/12

I have previous IB internship experience and bit of buy-side experience as well. During my undergrad days I networked with people in investment banking through emails like: "I'm in school XYZ and want to learn more about IB career...informational meeting, etc" (This was when I had no IB experience so it made sense for me to email them and ask about it)

I am wondering how would I email investment bankers now since "I want to learn more about IB" doesn't really make sense (since I already worked in IB).

Looking to jump from boutique to MM/BB

Thanks guys

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11/21/12

I just thought it would sound silly for me to email Analysts/Associates and ask them for an informational meeting so I can "learn" more about the career. Wouldn't they think "the guy already has an IB internship, what is there for me to tell him?"

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11/21/12

want to learn more about your experience in IB and get advice from you.

11/21/12

Just say you want to learn about their experience working at a larger bank. Ask them about how the culture might be different, the workload considering there is more people, do they feel they are doing impactfull work considering they run some of the largest deals in the world.... Go on like that

11/21/12

What dogboo said. Also general feedback on steps you've taken to get where they are and further advice.

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11/21/12

Maybe instead mention that you found their background interesting and would like to know more about his/her experiences in xyz industry.

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11/21/12

what dogboo said

Disclaimer for the Kids: Any forward-looking statements are solely for informational purposes and cannot be taken as investment advice. Consult your moms before deciding where to invest.

11/21/12

Thanks guys, very helpful advice

11/21/12
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Thanks guys, very helpful advice

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11/22/12

Seriously. I'm not giving any kid the time of day if he comes at me with that "informational interview" garbage.

Just be straight up from the start. "Hi, I'd like to learn more about your particular role. etc.."

11/22/12

It still makes sense to try and network... just express an interest in learning about what it's like to work at their specific firm, its corporate culture, etc.

11/22/12

I second what captainkoolaid has said. That has worked for me a number of times.

11/22/12
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