UBS and Merrill Lynch Phone Interviews

Aloha everyone.

Next Monday, I have two phone interviews: one with UBS and the other with Merrill Lynch, both in PWM. I met my contacts through my career services director on campus, and they both know I'm looking for an internship. I have a couple of questions.

First, what kind of questions should I expect from these interviews? Should I prep for them as if they're informational interviews, or prep for them as if they're job interviews?

Also, should I ask for them to look over my resume and set up in-person meetings at the end of the interview? I'm new to this, and I've heard that interviewers don't like to be ambushed by resume-reading requests. However, I think that because I met them through my career services director, who refers many students to them, they are expecting me to ask for a job.

Any tips would be much appreciated.

Comments (8)

Oct 8, 2011 - 2:52am
uamaukeeaokaaina, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I've heard bad things about PWM at both banks. But because I'm in Hawaii, it's basically the best opportunity around.

Have you interned at either of those banks before?

Oct 9, 2011 - 9:36am
RedSox212, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't think it isn't great. If you're a freshman or soph you should definitely do it (unless its a SA position and you're a soph). It's good to learn about big bank culture a bit. Just the actual job for me is what sucked. Really boring, and not rewarding at all. I had a bad manager though.

Oct 10, 2011 - 10:37am
Angelus99, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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