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2ne16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Citi – The event is next week. Emails went out a while ago. Goldman Sachs – Kids who networked earlier in the semester have been accepted, but haven't received travel information. General applicants will find out sometime after the application deadline.Barclays – LGBT and female candidates received notification last week.J.P. Morgan – There are two separate events on the same day (Asset Management & CIB). Asset Management emailed everyone last week. HR confirmed preferences/rankings for CIB applicants who interviewed for multiple divisions on Monday. Formal emails went out yesterday with confirmation of attendance due tomorrow.

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Eric_s, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I applied to JPM CIB and haven't heard from them. I guess I am rejected?

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8y 
SSits, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Good god, more gays in investment banking please. I'm a hetero banker but I love to dance to good music. Hetero bankers by and large can't dance and only want to go to clubs where they can do models and bottles table service and exude preftege. When I want a fun night of good dancing, the gay guys know where to go and how to dance.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
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Coste, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So JPM is all set and done now? After submitting the application it clearly said interviews would be in early November, but wouldn't be the first time they botched those deadlines (participated in BA EA this past spring).

Students were already accepted to GS Pride Summit? Considering the application just closed I doubt accepted, but preference list maybe.

Going to Citi. Did Morgan Stanley. Sophomore so planning on doing the Barclays sophomore program (not Bootcamp).

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leftcoastmonkey3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I agree with you Coste for GS. Kinda hard to believe people were already accepted since the applications closed this past Sunday.

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Coste, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Honestly call monkey bullshit on that. My friend from Dartmouth who did it last year heard a week or so before the program (it's just like any other LGBT recruiting event - purely based off resume and no interview with the intent of attracting minority/non-core students). No reason for them to have a pref sheet.

Kind of surprised with JPM. Swore they said interviews in early November. But my connection with them isn't the greatest. Have attended three events with ample networking opportunities and I just don't feel any fit with them. Shame because I want it.

@leftcoastmonkey3; what year are you?

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snerpaderp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I also interviewed with JP for Proud to Be, but haven't heard back. Have they sent all invites already?

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Coste, what's your opinion? Comment below:

@leftcoastmonkey3; Ahh I see. Seems like they did finish up then. Are you a junior? I attended their BA Early Advantage program months ago so I thought I would have a good shot. Like I said though, not really focused on JPM.

I'm wondering how much being a junior over a sophomore helps in these instances. At Morgan Stanley's Early Insights there were definitely more juniors.

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2ne16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let me clarify about GS. While no one to my knowledge has been officially "accepted," personal emails from bankers/traders heavily involved in LGBT recruiting all but ensure the fact that these students have the green light to attend. As someone who has run the gamut of diversity events and walked away with three IBD offers his sophomore year, I can attest to the fact that a strong resume isn't the only way to get LGBT invites and interviews. More than a handful of the guys you have met or will meet are there because of leveraged connections and/or a pretty face.

As for the sophomore v. junior question, I think it depends on a lot of things. Juniors may outnumber sophomores mainly because they make up a greater percentage of the applicant pool. On the other hand, more seats may have been allotted for juniors in the first place. At some firms, sophomores (and some freshman) are entitled to special programs where they're only stacked up against other sophomores. If interviews are acquired they are generally easier, consisting almost entirely of fit and behavioral questions.

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leftcoastmonkey3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

@snerpaderp. Yea they sent invites out last week.

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john_long, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is the JPM IBD event just networking or are there interviews held? The title of the position is "Program: 2015 Corporate & Investment Bank Proud to Be Undergraduate Experience and Interviews"

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Coste, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I heard last week at the Citi event that the latest rumor with Goldman is that invites will be sent out this week.

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john_long, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are there no interviews for Goldman?

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ME207, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you have to be gay to apply for these events?

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Samuel-Johnson1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

hey guys my two cents: I attended the Citi Pride Summit last week - anyone else here? I'm sure we met - there were only 33 people there!

I just got my invite for Goldman Sachs. I really want one to JP Morgan Proud to Be as well - is it too late? Can I still email and ask?

Any insights would be great - thank you!

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a90210, what's your opinion? Comment below:

JP Morgan sent out their invites a while back, too late now. Anyone know when the MS one is?

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john_long, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Goldman sent out their invites?

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a90210, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes, they sent them out this morning. If you haven't heard anything they may be waiting to hear how many are able to make it before they extend other offers or rejection letters.

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gazebo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I got my invite for GS too. Anyone knows what the structure of the day will be like?

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Coste, what's your opinion? Comment below:

MS already happened in October.

Looks like I didn't get an invite to the Goldman event.

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Samuel-Johnson1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm not sure about the structure of GS - I'm assuming they'll send out their agenda soon. Would you anyone know how big GS' summit is?

When were JP's invites sent out? I really really wanted to go, I have emailed them and hoping to hear back.

Any other summits I should know/apply to?

Thank you so much guys!

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2ne16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For those who were at JPM, I hope you had a blast and your interviews went well. My friends and I definitely noticed some new faces and it's great to see more members of the LGBT community interested in finance. I can't speak for what GS will be like next week, but last year it had panelists, a keynote speaker, and a good networking portion at the end. If you didn't get invited to any events this year it's not the end of the world. Just keep networking and take advantage of every opportunity.

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2ne16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

JPM offers are going out now.

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llssbanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

for both CIB and AM? Are they done giving offers...and now the rejections?

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Samuel-Johnson1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

is it possible to apply to such Pride Summit AGAIN if we already attended one this year?

do firms usually accept that?

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goingbrokeinNYC, what's your opinion? Comment below:

could you explain? Are there phone interviews for these?

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dbid, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Try O4U (Out For Undergrad). They hold a conference every year with LGBT professionals coming from some big firms. I would imagine this to be a pretty good networking opportunity.

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SSits, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Name Of Profit:
Are you serious? why does it have to matter? it's not cool playing the sex card.

As a white male hetero, I'm completely cool with LGBT playing the LGBT card to help break in. White hetero males like me play the white hetero male card 24/7 just by being who we are in a society that has huge bias in favour of white hetero males.

If you are not cool with people playing the LGBT card, are you also not cool with people playing other networking cards like alumni connections, family friends etc?

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
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SSits, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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I think there's a difference between networking and networking in an exclusively gay community. I think we should all benefit through networking,but let's avoid the gay/non-gay exclusivity.

Why? People network within all sorts of exclusive networks eg ethnic cultures, synagogues and churches, business schools, sports teams, sports fandom. I struggle to understand why tapping on networks in the LGBT community should be any different.

I've known more than a handful of people who have tapped the hetero community for networking in ways not open to LGBTs (eg I had a girlfriend whose father was big in the Sydney stockbroking community in the early 90s and he got me more than a few opportunities).

Find your network where you can. If you're most comfortable in the LGBT community, that's a sensible place to look for networks you can tap.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
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Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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I think there's a difference between networking and networking in an exclusively gay community. I think we should all benefit through networking,but let's avoid the gay/non-gay exclusivity.

Dude, haven't you learned yet. It's only wrong when white, straight males do it. Bias and preference are cool for everyone else.

IMO, I find it interesting how your pretty fair and simple statement was met with derision. Basically the entire liberal playback.

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Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Oh god, white guilt in the house. Pathetic.

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Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I know what it means. You give a guy shit for making a legit statement.

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newyork, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just for the record I am white. I understand how much that matters in this industry.

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