How to not get a return offer

This past summer we had 4 interns in my group. The interns are generally split up on a number of deals and work with those smaller deal teams throughout the summer, but in the last couple of weeks, most time is spent preparing for a final presentation to about 75 employees including a few major executives. The presentations are all done back-to-back and were done on Zoom this past summer. The first two presentations went as smoothly as an intern talking to 75 people can go. When they said the third person's name, there was no response and everyone realized she wasn't even there! We gave it five minutes and people were calling her on the phone but no response. The last intern went ahead and started their presentation but 10 minutes in (30-minute presentation), the third intern finally showed up. While the last intern was still talking, she took over the screen sharing and just began her presentation speaking over the other guy until he shut up. 75 people were stunned into silence and she went on for about 2 minutes until she was gone from the room. Later found out she was kicked out of the zoom and got a call that day telling her she would not be returning.

Comments (12)

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
May 5, 2022 - 6:12pm

Damn guess HF doesn't do that but all Major bank and PE internships do include projects that are presented (basically a giant case study + modeling test and usually on something they can actually use)

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
May 5, 2022 - 6:14pm

Not always even something fake. Sometimes it's just a deal they're doing and they need to present what they've contributed

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
May 5, 2022 - 8:02pm

My group doesn't have a fake presentation- they told us they would rather us work on something real than a hypothetical presentation.

  • Analyst 3+ in IB - Cov
May 5, 2022 - 7:03pm

Lol I would've paid money to have seen this just so I could psychoanalyze the type of person that would do something like this.  Like an advanced form of people watching

Need more details on the person OP - was she weird the whole summer?

Also just thought about this but why are you posting this in early May?  This happened last year I'm assuming then?

May 5, 2022 - 7:44pm
Premia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol I would've paid money to have seen this just so I could psychoanalyze the type of person that would do something like this.  Like an advanced form of people watching

Need more details on the person OP - was she weird the whole summer?

Also just thought about this but why are you posting this in early May?  This happened last year I'm assuming then?

Click baiting all the summer interns for those yummy bananas

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May 5, 2022 - 8:41pm
Vampire, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Was my first post on WSO! She wasn't on my deals so don't know much other than she just seemed like she didn't wanna be there - not going to any of the optional events and stuff like that. Always seemed pretty entitled. Must've had some connections or something because I think she's heading to MBB for full-time

May 8, 2022 - 9:49am
basicallymonky, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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