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How do you reject an interview you want to do?I accepted an SA offer from a mid-tier investment bank a few weeks ago (it was the only offer I had). I've just found out that I have been granted first-round interviews with 2 top-tier firms, to which I had applied at the beginning of the year (I guess I was quite low on the alternate list…). I... 2 years 3 months
Should I try and find a better internship?I have an SA offer in investment banking from an international bank (think HSBC, BNP) in Singapore (I'm from there, but I'd rather be in NY), which I have to accept within the next 7 business days. The US application deadline for UBS investment banking and Morgan Stanley equity research is... 2 years 3 months
Do you need Mandarin for Hong Kong ECM/DCM/S&...So I know that for Investment Banking and Equity Research in Hong Kong, fluent Mandarin is absolutely necessary. Does that extend to other divisions, however? Namely, what are the language requirements for: 1) ECM/DCM 2) Sales 3) Trading Also, do the language requirements vary across... 2 years 6 months
How to state language proficiency?As of now, I write on my resume that I have "basic proficiency" in Chinese. If you were read that description, how good at Chinese would you assume I am? My actual speaking/listening ability level falls somewhere in between Novice-High and Intermediate-Mid according to this guide (http://www.... 2 years 7 months
Black suit, or not?From what I've read on here, it seems that a charcoal-grey suit is the best option for an interview, with black being a "don't if you can afford to avoid it". Recently, though, I was at a JP Morgan event where the HR person said "I recently read a black suit increases the chance of interview... 2 years 10 months
Send a Cover Letter, or not?When a job application doesn't ask for a cover letter, is it better to send one along anyway? Many of the IBD/S... 3 years 5 months
How many people get phone interviews?During recruiting for summer internships at bulge-brackets (or any bank with an internship program), what percentage of applicants receive a phone interview after the initial screening? Who conducts the phone interview? A banker, or an HR person? 3 years 6 months
Who reads your resume?When you apply for a Summer Internship in IBD at a BB, is your resume (at the stage when deciding whom to call for a phone interview) read by an HR person? Or is it read by a banker? How about if you're applying to a smaller shop? 3 years 6 months
Does my English accent help/hurt?I have an English accent. It's not super-thick, or super upper-class, but it's definitely English. Not Scouse or Cockney or anything, but the type of English accent you see in the movies e.g. Hugh Grant (my voice isn't as deep though). It's really handy for picking up chicks over here, but I'm... 3 years 7 months
Different MajorsI am an undergrad at the University of Chicago. I'm an Econ major right now, but I'm thinking of switching. Suppose an Econ student with good GPA, ECs, and interview technique gets a 10/10 rating for how suitable he is for the I-banking/s... 3 years 7 months

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Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility...[quote=Revsly] rm1234: Revsly: Bobb: Noticed you interned in the US, did you go to a US school as well? Did you intern at your current bank within the same FX group? I did go to school in the US but started working in London. I interned in NY with 3 groups, this being 1 of them... 2 years 3 weeks
IBD prior to MBA percentages?Good stuff. Personal data points; I know one of those going to lower-tier BB was a consultant at a lower-tier boutique, one going into MBB was a higher-tier (not GS or MS tho) BB before MBA 2 years 3 weeks
Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility...[quote=Revsly] Bobb: Noticed you interned in the US, did you go to a US school as well? Did you intern at your current bank within the same FX group? I did go to school in the US but started working in London. I interned in NY with 3 groups, this being 1 of them.[/quote] How'd you... 2 years 3 weeks
Ask Me Anything: I'm a Physical Energy TraderThanks for doing this. 2 years 3 weeks
Ask Me Anything: Head Research Analyst (...This is awesome, I've always wanted to find out more about working at Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE etc. 2 years 1 month
Moelis Chicago - Best Chicago shops. 2 years 1 month
Jefferies Research Sales - Cash Equity^Super 2 years 1 month
Accepted offer - Attend another firm's...Posters above me have pretty much nailed it. I would disagree with Sav - it's not something you should give up so classmates who "need it more" can attend. From your description, it looks like the networking event isn't designed solely for the purpose of giving out interviews for an SA this summer... 2 years 1 month
Do's and Dont's as a Trading InternHelpful, thanks! 2 years 1 month
BB ER SA Conversion RatesI don't have numbers, but from what upperclassmen have told me it's definitely less than for IB. 2 years 1 month