BB off-cycle internship while attending LSE

Wondering about 4 things:

  1. The feasibility of undertaking an off-cycle internship while attending LSE General Course Year (undergraduate)

  2. The recruitment time table for off-cycle internships in London

  3. How off-cycle internships transition to FT offers (considering only US passport)

Background:

-Junior at a non-target.
-Interning at a primarily sell-side tech M&A boutique firm this summer.
-Senior year will be spent at LSE. Only US passport.
-Looking to build a network at a larger firm. Primary focus IB - insights into consulting or Asset Management also appreciated.
-Curious about feasibility of attending school and interning, the process/timeline for securing an off-cycle internships in London, how the internship leads to FT offers (in US or London) considering passport constraints.

If anyone may have particular insights and/or would be willing to discuss more, please feel free to pm.

-Thanks all

Comments (6)

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:04pm
bigbruno1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

*4. If efforts should be focused on full time recruiting in the fall as opposed to focusing on attaining an off-cycle internship.

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:13pm
potatohead123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1) If i'm not wrong off-cycle intern positions at BBs/EBs/Top MMs are full time (at least the ones in my bank were)

2) If you're not a UK/EU citizen, you can't work above 20hrs a week (assuming you're under a tier 4 student Visa)

3) With these 2 points in mind, and given you have some relevant experience already i would say focus on applying FT. If you like London i think it might be doable (Most reputable firms generally sponsor, although some EBs prefer not to), but i would presume you have a better chance in the US due to your background.

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:48pm
bigbruno1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Patatohead123,

Thank you for the feedback. I will have a tier 4 student Visa. To follow up 2 things come to mind:

  1. Any insights and advice towards FT recruiting in NYC while at LSE-And firms with higher chances of FT offers (or any potential links to good related threads)

  2. Thoughts on off-cycle internships post-graduation (open ended topic)

- Would it make sense? Are they attainable?

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:07pm
potatohead123, what's your opinion? Comment below:
  1. Not sure since i'm based in london.

  2. Do you not graduate in the summer? Might be hard to get since your Visa will expire in about 3-4 months after graduation. This is the case for Bsc/Msc programs so i'm assuming its the same for somebody on exchange. All the off-cycle interns i've met are UK/EU citizens so based on anecdotal evidence it might not be available to you.

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:47pm
bigbruno1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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