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Jun 30, 2021 - 12:49am
Peach Wilkins, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yep, you'd typically start re-recruiting as soon as your internship ends or in the last 1-2 weeks. It tends to be more alumni/network driven and a more entrepreneurial process. 

Jun 28, 2021 - 2:56pm
fabulos5, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Worked in IB summer 2019 (got return) and FT recruited for 2020 roles. Interviews/soft-networking phone calls happen throughout the summer with unofficial first-rounds happening in the end of July, beginning of Aug. If you are not in the "process" with a group at the end of July, you likely aren't going to get the lateral offer. 

Superday schedules depend on if the group you are trying to lateral to has open spots or is waiting to see if their kids will accept the returns and come back. If the former, interviews happen the week after the internship ends with FT offers signed by week end (2nd week of Aug). If the latter, superdays likely drag on 2-3 weeks towards the end of Aug which will force you to renege, decline your return offer, or accept your return offer if you aren't confident.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2021 - 2:58pm

Appreciate the detailed response - did you explicitly mention you were interested in FT opportunities when reaching out to analysts at other banks?

Jun 27, 2021 - 9:09pm
xoxofinancehoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

following - does anyone know when jpm will release superdays by any chance?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 28, 2021 - 3:59pm

I haven't heard anything after submitting Pymetrics & Hirevue four days ago. Btw I never heard anything at all from JPM after submitting those things for SA last year either

  • Intern in HF - Other
Jun 30, 2021 - 7:28pm

Lmao didn't get a single word in response either. Not bothering to apply this year

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2021 - 5:03pm

Shouldn't be leaking this, but expect EVR to hire a healthy amount for fulltime. I'll post the timeline here when I know for sure what it is. Network now though

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 28, 2021 - 5:14pm

Huge thanks for sharing. Why such a healthy amount/is that just for industrials?

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jul 2, 2021 - 10:48am

I would honestly expect another hiring wave in 6-8 months too.  I think a lot of banks are going to re evaluate mid year and realize that they need more bodies.  

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Aug 2, 2021 - 10:52am

Is this still happening? Have had multiple people tell me they're not sure/unlikely EVR is doing ft recruiting

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2021 - 5:10pm

What is everyone's thoughts on return offer rates across the street? I'm taking my offer if I convert 100%

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2021 - 5:17pm

I think I may shop it around a bit as I'd like to trade up from a meh group in CS/UBS/DB/RBC/Jeff, but we will see whats in the cards

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jun 30, 2021 - 11:30am

In my group at a BB it will be close to 100%.  (the only reason it wouldn't is if an Intern deletes the drive)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 28, 2021 - 9:54pm


  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 29, 2021 - 8:04am
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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2021 - 1:08am

Thought I would say this here but for anyone willing to consider it, definitely try to get a shot or two at Energy IB groups. Most of the groups under-hired last year due to the effects of the pandemic on O&G and have been swimming in deal flow due to the pick up in corporate M&A, as well as A&D [which, btw, has been on a tear recently]. As an anecdote, my group is looking to roughly double the class size. 

Most of you don't want anything to do with energy and that's fine but I believe Energy IB might be one of the few places to have an outsized FT opportunity. Just my 2c. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2021 - 1:14pm

There are some groups that operate in NY but if you wanna do energy there's no better place to be in than Houston.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Aug 7, 2021 - 1:41pm

Hey, did some work in Power/Energy this summer and interested in O&G. Do you know what the timeline is looking like for your group?

Jun 30, 2021 - 12:44pm
SAAAALLES, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would tend to agree. If you have no banking experience for FT recruiting you probably should look into Big 4 or something else to get in. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2021 - 8:13pm

Even this year since, banks underhired for Sa 2021 and have higher dealflow / turnover?

Jun 30, 2021 - 6:49pm
shemieemadi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What are people's thoughts on FT Partners? I'm graduating in December and looking to lateral into banking (or other financial services roles) and saw they have a January 2022 start opportunity. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2021 - 7:21pm

Talked w/ associate there yesterday, he explicitly told me analysts "can bank on working basically from 9am-2am every day" during their 2-year stint. Seems like a cool place w/ interesting clients and large deals, but it's rough for juniors

Jun 30, 2021 - 7:26pm
shemieemadi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Geez... Every day as in 7 days/wk? Also, are you looking at the winter 2022 start, too, or just doing some general networking?

Jul 1, 2021 - 8:57am
krissy257, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Interesting, any thoughts on why there's no NY?

Jul 1, 2021 - 9:21am
nasshaaa, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Most likely because they might be waiting for their intern class to accept/reject FT offers.

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Jul 1, 2021 - 1:17pm

Fully thought that they wouldn't open NYC so I already submitted my application (and applied to SLC instead fml) do you think there's any way I can change it/ indicate interest in NYC?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2021 - 6:42pm

Is it the same as last year's SA timeline where IB applications unofficially officially end July 15th?

  • Intern in S&T - FI
Jul 1, 2021 - 7:49am

is it possible to go from European bank ST to an American bank IB during FT  (Non target as well)

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 4, 2021 - 9:22am

Possible but youll be competing against Americans. Doesnt hurt to try though

Jul 1, 2021 - 2:29pm
aban1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anyone has any idea on the ft Associate recruiting time line? Or any inside scoop? Im a sell side M&A summer intern at Utilities/renewables but really interested in Industrials as well.

Thank you!

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2021 - 5:59pm

What do people think about lateraling from a boutique/MM to a BB for FT analyst next year? I know usually the BB kids just shuffle around, is it a waste for a boutique/MM person to apply to BBs?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 4, 2021 - 9:21am

Doesnt hurt to try. Youll be competing with people at other BBs, but doesnt mean you cant get an offer. You likely wont get a top group, but if youre not picky it's definitely possible 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 2, 2021 - 12:14am

If I'm still in the middle of my SA stint at another large bank, can it leak out in any way that I applied for FT positions at other banks? Don't want my chances of a return offer to get screwed but I also don't want to miss out on opps.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 2, 2021 - 5:47am

Also curious

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 4, 2021 - 9:18am

For sure. The question is whether they care or not. If my buddy at a different bank saw an application from someone at my bank, they'd definitely tell me. I personally wouldnt care though, but others might

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 5, 2021 - 1:44pm

gotcha thanks for the response, what would you suggest I do then? I don't want to wait until August for everything with applications right now but I also want to show my current team I'm committed.

Jul 2, 2021 - 3:25pm
SAAAALLES, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why cant you apply to two programs for Goldman? Tried and apply and it says you have applied for a combination that is not valid

Jul 14, 2021 - 12:02am
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Jul 15, 2021 - 10:16pm
huyhkle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi, I'm a Vietnamese graduating from a non-target university in the US with 1+ years experience working in M&A investment banking boutique in Vietnam. I plan to apply for a Singaporean investment banking position in 1 year (so totally 2+ years working experience in IB Vietnam). I am taking the first steps in prepping myself for the Singapore application. Can you help guide me through the steps I need to take to prepare for such applications? What would be my chances of getting accepted? What would be my angles of breaking into SG IB? I see most of the comments are regarding fresh grad applying but not so much about 2+ year-Vietnam-IB Analyst making the jump to SG. Thank you very much!

Jul 19, 2021 - 10:55pm
usib, what's your opinion? Comment below:

haven't gotten it either

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 21, 2021 - 12:38pm

I would submit real benefits to waiting, but could be risks imo. Adding in any intern experience bullets won't do much to move you forward past screening tbh

  • Intern in RE - Comm
Sep 9, 2021 - 6:35pm

BMO just put up apps on campus handshake. HL is currently recruiting for valuation and RX, but idk timeline

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Jul 21, 2021 - 1:58pm

Anyone hear back from GS for Hirevues?

Jul 25, 2021 - 6:10pm
VanHalenAM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Following. I applied for GS Global Investment Research, Barclays ER, and PWP IB. Any updates on these are appreciated

Go ahead and JUMP!

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 26, 2021 - 12:44pm

Got JPM group preference questionnaire around 12hrs after submitting hirevue 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 26, 2021 - 12:46pm

I did as well, tbh I'm skeptical that it means anything. I've seen too many ppl get it to believe anything

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

anyone know when CS opens? have spoken to some ppl there but they didn't know

Jul 29, 2021 - 12:56am
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