Summer Associate Intern

Status:
Summer Associate Intern
at
Group/Division/Type: Equity Capital Markets
City:

Washington, DC 20007
United States

Interviewed: April 2014

Overall experience

Very Positive

Difficulty

Average

General Interview Information

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

Less than 1 month

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
Background Check
Please describe the interview / hiring process.
Referred to Human Resources by an employee who is an alumnus of my undergraduate university. I was first asked to a phone interview, which was conducted with the HR intern coordinator. The phone interview lasted about 20 minutes and basically went through my educational background and work experience. The coordinator had my resume and asked me to walk her through it, asking questions about specific details along the way. Completely behavioral. At the end of the phone interview, coordinator said that I seemed like a solid candidate and asked if I would come into the office for a second round of interviews. These were scheduled for a week later.

The in-person interviews were with 6 different people. There were 4 interviews: the first was with an analyst, the second with 2 first year associates, the 3rd with another analyst, and the 4th with the Managing Director and his associate. Overall, the interviews were much more technical than the phone interview. I was asked if I had done any valuations before and asked me to run them through a DCF model. Asked about my Excel skills and general computer skills. Asked behavioral questions about teamwork and prior team experiences, including team difficulties and team leadership abilities. All 4 interviews lasted a total of about 2.5 hrs, one after the other.

The last bit of the interview process occurred after the in-person interviews. I was called the next day and informed that I had progressed to the last round of the application process, an Excel test. The test involved use of various Excel functions, including vlookup, hlookup, pivot table use, and nested functions. It took me about 5 hours to complete.

I was offered one of the two internship positions about 4 days after I submitted the Excel test.

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