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Investment Banking Experienced Hire QualificationsLooking for some insight regarding placement into the IB field with a background in Accounting. I will have my CPA as well as a year under my belt soon at a Big 4 Acct Firm in the Financial Services practice with both tax and audit experience. Have always aspired for a career on Wall Street, but nee...
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I think I have an interview?I received an e-mail from a recruiter from a boutique in Chicago asking me a few questions, and when I could make it out to Chicago for an interview for an analyst position. After a few e-mails we both agreed on next Thursday, but did not specify a time. I sent an e-mail asking what time the inter...
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Acquiring an analyst positionGuys, How do the larger, more reputable banks look upon a recent graduate applying for an analyst position? I have a very solid GPA from an excellent school and good experience. After considerable, thought, I've decided I'd like to pursue a stint in banking. Any thoughts are welcome. Cheers...
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internship from small collegeI returned home from Iraq a few months ago and am now going to a two year college. I, so far, have A's in all my classes. Is it possible to get a good internship while attending a 2 year college or would I have to wait until I tranfer into a better school?...
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Summer Associate InternshipsI spent the past 6 yrs at a large hedge fund (operations dept). I just left for a top 5 mba program. I am looking for a summer assoc internship (corp fin). However, since I started in the evening mba program while working, I'm not eligible for on-campus internship recruiting. As a result, I have...
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Is it appropriate to ask a recruiter if..I was referred to a recruiter at a BB by someone else at the firm. The recruiter requested my resume and more information, which I then provided. The subsequent recommendation was that I should apply to the summer internship program. My question is whether it is professional to inquire of my likelih...
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Trading jobAfter graduating I didnt get a grad job, so worked at a prop house for six months, then operations for months. After that I got a job as a market risk analyst for about 1 year. Went travelling, worked as a teaders assistant for another 3 months. Before going on holiday I secured a grad job. i start ...
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getting into trading - Didn't get a grad job After graduating I didnt get a grad job, so worked at a prop house for six months, then operations for months. After that I got a job as a market risk analyst for about 1 year. Went travelling, worked as a teaders assistant for another 3 months. Before going on holiday I secured a grad job. i start ...
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Recruiter or HeadhunterHas anyone had any luck using a recruiter or headhunter to land any IBank Interviews? If so, would you share who you used, a little about the experience, and would you recommend them to others? Thanks...
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Getting an interviewHow have people who did not attend a targeted school land a job in Investment Banking? What tactics did you use to get on their radar? Were you able to leverage Alumni or family relations? Any ideas and stories would be appreciated. My story - Graduated in 2002 B.S. in Finance from small priva...
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Chances after not receiving an offer on summer analyst stintI did a summer analyst stint in Capital Markets at a third tier bank (think Barclays, Bear, Wachovia) and I was not extended an offer. What are my chances at landing a position at another investment bank that is at least 3rd tier? I am also very open to MM, Boutique shops. I have solid grades (3....
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Internship at branch office?Is it possible that local branch offices of Morgan Stanley, UBS, etc. offer internships/part time jobs for college students during the year? Has anyone done something like that before? Thanks....
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KeyBankAll - I have a phone screen with KeyBank, HQ'd in OH,USA for their IB Analayst position. Can someone provide more information as to how marketable one can be if he wants to move to a BB in 1-2 years? Any information and brainstorming is appreciated thedesi ...
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Advice to Use ConnectionsI have a question. I go to Princeton, and I see there is lots of room for networking. I can pull the grades, but can anyone give me advice on selling myself? I have a relative who works at Lehman Brothers in NY. Any suggestions on approaching him (I haven't met him, but I know pretty much his wh...
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Transition from Corporate Finance into Investment BankingHello Monkeys, this is my first time posting on this forum, however, I have been lurking for quite some time! I am almost 3 years out of college and have been working in a Treasury group for a Fortune 500 Healthcare company - I have, up until recently, been working in the Capital Markets/Foreign Exc...
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Applying multiple internship positions in the same companyHi everyone, I am applying for summer internship now and I know applying multiple posts might get rejected directly, However, my case might be a bit different. The company I am applying offers summer intern (for penultimate), apprenticeship (for non-penultimate) and off-cycle intern. And the depart...
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Fitch Ratings Associate Analyst InterviewI've got an interview coming up with Fitch Ratings as an Associate Analyst in their NYC office. I've been told that they have an excel modeling test and was hoping someone who may have gone through the process can give me some insight on what the modeling test may entail and also what technicals t...
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Structuring interview questions?Hi - I have an upcoming interview for a structuring position in equity derivatives. Can any practisioning structurer/trader/salesperson shed some light on some commonly asked questions? Btw I'm from a quant background. Many thanks for your help....
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Assessment tests Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Financial Advisor Associate Training ProgramHi everyone, I am searching on the Internet to find any info about Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Training assessment tests, but I do not find anything helpful. Most of the time people are bragging about themselves, how great they were and how easy it was, but nothing practical or helpful. I li...
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Background check on volunteer experienceDo employers do background checks for volunteer experience? I volunteered at a nursing home throughout high school but I extended the years on my application to note volunteer experience in college (at the same nursing home). Problem is it was very off and on. I volunteered during winter breaks but ...
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JPMorgan Linear Quantitative ResearchHi, What do you think of this internship : http://goo.gl/BDOq0 Is there a risk of doing MO/BO work ? Does someone know the Linear Quantitative Research group ? Ultimately, I would like to be HF prop trader but I am interested in algo trading too. What do you think ? (Hong Kong is no problem for me)...
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Career Choice: Real Estate vs Investment Banking Hey guys I am currently faced with a tough decision. I've always dreamt of a career in IB in London. But as you know, competition is quite fierce and I had little luck thusfar. Since my UG degree is unrelated to finance, I applied for a MSc in Finance at LSE and RSM. Unfortunately LSE rejected m...
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Switching from Economic Litigation Consulting to Investment BankingI'm looking for some advice on lateraling into investment banking. My main concern was that I missed the boat by not entering out of undergrad, but after doing some research I feel like I'm not too far removed in that aspect. Non-target undergrad, double major in finance and accountancy with a soli...

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