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2018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread Page

It's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a BB sophomore banking internship. Don't worry all the hard work will hopefully at least get you into a boutique internship this summer. Best of luck and here are some of the sophomore diversity/non-diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and other divisions.

-Wells Fargo
-Citi
-JP Morgan
-Morgan Stanley
-Goldman Sachs
-Credit Suisse
-Deutsche Bank
-BAML
-HL

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Jul 13, 2017

Can there be a thread for just non-diversity sophomores lol. Most, if not all of the above are for diversity sophomores in SEO and other third party diversity programs where recruiting is straightforward.

For non-diversity sophomores, it would be best to discuss regional or boutique MM/LMM banks that offer paid internships.

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Jul 13, 2017

Honestly, if you want non-diversity you can either get lucky at MS or GS and apply and get a spot. Which good luck with that or you can hustle and network into a local boutique/MM by cold emailing and utilizing your alumni network. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of easy opportunities for sophomores to get experience, but there is plenty of opportunities if you are willing to send out 300 emails to firms ranging from NY to LA. Best of luck on the internship hunt.

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Jul 15, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017

the MS soph IB says it is primarily a diversity effort on the page. Just fyi

Jul 15, 2017

Does anyone know when Wells opens? for IB/ S&T

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Jul 13, 2017

@TheMagicConchShell Don't forget to add BAML to that list

Jul 13, 2017

Glad this thread got started up. And you can definitely add BofA to that list. I believe their apps open in August. A few guys on some other threads have mentioned that Soph recruiting usually takes place during the fall, but you may be able to leverage a return offer or another offer to try and get an earlier response, so we'll see how the timeline plays out.

Has anyone already applied to and received (phone/web) interviews for programs? I know a few spots are open for soph's, just waiting for GS to open up.

When things get underway, feel free to list: Diversity/Non Diversity, Target/Non Target, GPA, Freshman internship, & anything else that might be useful for comparison. Good luck boys.

Jul 13, 2017

I have a first round with BAML IB
superday with Credit Suisse IB, Doug Paul Scholarship Program
Diveristy/ Non Target
GPA: Good
Freshman Internship: Irrelevant to IB but still get paid lol
Volunteer 150 hours per semester
President of Club
Club Soccer
4 Pre-Internship Programs/ None of them are BAML
SEO

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Oct 4, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017

wait how are you diversity? if you're the person in your profile pic..

Jul 13, 2017

Great, looking forward to this

Jul 13, 2017

Does anyone have deadlines for any of these yet? I know a few opened but some are closed from last year.

Jul 13, 2017

Is this thread for rising juniors or for rising sophomores? Sorry in advance if that was a stupid question

Jul 13, 2017

Rising sophomores.

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Jul 13, 2017

Thank you very much!

Jul 25, 2017

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Jul 14, 2017

Search Fund Accelerator?

Jul 13, 2017

Can any of you guys list firms that recruit in the spring? I'm aiming for those small, obscure firms to get a foot in the door.

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Jul 13, 2017

Citi hires non diversity

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Jul 13, 2017

Citi non diversity sophomores? I can only find opportunities for juniors.

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Jul 14, 2017

It may be only at target schools or not advertised as much. I think its their diversity program, but they accept some non-diversity. I had a first round and I know another straight white male that got the job.

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Jul 15, 2017

Their sophomore leadership rotational as well as S&T both take non-diversity

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Jul 14, 2017

If you want someone to push your resume, do you have to ask them PRIOR to submitting an online application? Or AFTER submitting an online application?

Oct 4, 2017

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Oct 4, 2017

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Jul 14, 2017

In terms of mentioning invidivuduals in your cover letter, do you really need to ask the person to just put use their name in it? Even if you're just saying that you've just been in contact with a person and not saying person XYZ recommended me.

Jul 15, 2017

I don't think you have to ask. It's not a big deal. I highly doubt they will check with the person, and even if they did ask "did you speak with so and so" your contact will most likely be like "ya he's a great kid". I've done it before with out asking.

Jul 18, 2017

Are y'all submitting cover letters along with your resume even when it doesn't explicitly ask? Or is this just for one specific firm's application?

Jul 15, 2017

What internship does Citi have for sophomores? I can't seem to find it...

Jul 15, 2017

they have a leadership program that I believe hasn't opened

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Jul 17, 2017

Its open now! Just search 'sophomore' into the job search on Citi's website and it should be the only one that comes up.

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Jul 17, 2017

Hey guys, so I am a rising sophomore currently at a target (Northwestern). Would it be prudent to simply apply now to Citi as well as the sophomore programs at BAML and GS, or would it be wise to wait for OCR in September?

Aug 10, 2017

apps might be closed by then

Oct 4, 2017

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Jul 17, 2017

JP Morgan and Goldman also have summer internship programs for sophomores open. BAML will have one in August. Do not know about HL or Credit Suisse

Oct 4, 2017

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Jul 18, 2017

Credit Suisse's Sophomore App was open back in March when they had their BA Explorer App. If you got into their pre-internship program you were automatically in their superday in August for Doug Paul Scholarship Program.

Jul 19, 2017

Does JP Morgan have a sophomore specific app or is it just the general "2018 Corporate & Investment Bank Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program"?

Disclaimer: I'm only in high school so everything I say is probably stupid

Jul 18, 2017

Can you add the application deadlines next to the company names in your op

Jul 18, 2017

Where do you apply for WF? Under their Wells Fargo Securities Summer Analyst Program, it says "Applications will only be accepted on August 25, 2017" so, to me, it seems like they aren't accepting applications right now. Just wondering because someone above said they were open.

Jul 18, 2017

Wondering same thing, I had similar problem

Jul 18, 2017

The one open July 12th only was for juniors while the one open August 25th is for Sophomores

Jul 19, 2017

Wells Fargo had an accelerated process where applications were open for one day for those who were invited with first rounds this week and last. But regular applications don't open till later.

Jul 25, 2017

WF has specific Sophomore Leadership Programs. The one in the fall is for diversity candidates only and includes a superday for IB/S&T. There is also one that takes place in March that takes non-diversity but is for their corporate lending internship. Also, the July 12th application was for full time recruitment, and the August 25th is juniors only.

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Jul 18, 2017

I haven't began networking yet whatsoever, would it be wise to wait until I build some contacts that work at the firm THEN apply, or vice versa?

Jul 18, 2017

same question

Jul 19, 2017

The earlier you start the better. It doesn't matter. If you haven't applied yet you can express your interest for applying to such and such program. If you already applied, you can mention at the end of the convo that you've already applied to said program. It's up to them if they want to push you through.

Jul 19, 2017

Should a sophomore's cold email format be any different than junior/senior/MBA and up? I feel as if many analysts and MDs toss emails aside once they see "I am a current sophomore", or "second year", or "graduate c/o '20", etc.

If any 2nd years have found early email success, I'd like to know how they addressed this.

Aug 25, 2017

I dont include my class year and mention it once Im on the phone if its relevant.

Jul 21, 2017

Any word on DB? I can't seem to find anything.

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Jul 23, 2017

I don't believe DB Achieve is open yet. Last year the deadline was in February, so i assume they will open a little later on.

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Jul 23, 2017

Hey guys, what kind of work experience/activities do you guys have thus far?

Jul 24, 2017

"Wells Fargo will not sponsor visas for these positions, and will not hire individuals whose work eligibility is based on their F-1 or other student Visa status. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis."

So Wells Fargo won't consider international students for their Sophomore DIVERSITY Summit? Cool.

Jul 24, 2017

That's a lot of work for just a summit. Also, DIVERSITY, in this sense, means different ethnicities/backgrounds/sexuality, not locations.

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Jul 24, 2017

Actually its no work. Unless I'm being employed full time or this is a paid internship they have to do zero additional work for me as an international student for this summit. And I'm well aware what diversity means in the context of this industry/general employment - I just found it interesting that potential URM students are denied from even applying to a 'Diversity Summit' just because they're international students.

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Jul 25, 2017

Any non accelerated recruiting guys hear back from anywhere yet for interviews?

Jul 25, 2017

Applied to 13 positions and my app is still "under review" for all of them! I wonder when they will start contacting people

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

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Jul 25, 2017

Where'd you apply to?

Jul 25, 2017

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Jul 26, 2017

anyone know when the BAML sophomore program opens up?

Jul 26, 2017

I want to say I read some where August 1st. But keep checking.

Jul 26, 2017

So some of the rising Juniors have gotten Hireview's for GS IBD already. Any of you guys get anything? non-IB guys feel free to respond.

Jul 26, 2017

Rising sophomore who applied to GS IBD and I haven't received anything yet. My app says its been received (not that its under review)

Jul 26, 2017

^Same

Jul 26, 2017

Are sophomore 2018 BB SA applications reviewed on a rolling basis? Would really like to know, deciding if I should apply right now or wait until I start my fall internship.

Jul 27, 2017

I'm currently cold calling for a fall gig near my school, wondering the same thing.

Jul 29, 2017

UBS just sent out a wave of responses. (SA IB and SA PWM)

I was put on the backburner.. "your application cannot be further reviewed, we have saved your profile for future job openings"

probs because i'm a sophomore

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Jul 30, 2017

Anybody know when DB and BAML open up?

Jul 31, 2017

BAML is either Aug 1st or 15th..

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Jul 31, 2017

Is BAML sophomore program from IBD?

Aug 1, 2017

DB mid sept

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Aug 1, 2017

Anyone see if BAML sophmore program open yet? I didn't see it

Aug 1, 2017

If its not up already, they said they would be posting them on a rolling basis this week, but the applications are not done on a rolling basis and wont really be considered until after the deadline.

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Aug 1, 2017

Do you know which other banks consider their applications on a non-rolling basis as well?

Aug 1, 2017

Doesn't appear to be open yet

Aug 2, 2017

BAML Sophomore SA programs are now open: Program ID - 1500 is for IB check the career application portal

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Aug 2, 2017

Bless up

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Aug 3, 2017

1490*

Aug 2, 2017

https://campus.bankofamerica.com/careers/Global-Ba... This is the link for the program us rising sophomores should be applying for next summer correct?

Aug 3, 2017

yup

Aug 3, 2017

Thats Global Banking & Capital Markets. For IB its this - https://bankcampuscareers.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mo...

Aug 3, 2017

That's not the soph program. That's for rising juniors.

Aug 2, 2017

Is the UBS CCS Sophomore Women's Program for 2018 open yet for anyone? I found the link describing the program and it says "Applications for our 2018 program will open in July 2017." but i don't see applications yet?

Aug 25, 2017

bump - same question. I emailed a recruiter but didn't get any response.

Aug 3, 2017

Anybody else get video interview invites from JPM / know what to expect?

Aug 3, 2017

Mine changed from app completed to application in review - have hireveus come out?

Aug 3, 2017

Mine says application in review and under the Video Interviews section it says CIB - Diversity Programs

Aug 4, 2017

Yes I got a video interview as well. I am not sure what to expect however. I'm assuming that they will be behavioral questions.

Aug 4, 2017

I received the video interview as well. Anyone already done it? or have any tips?

Aug 3, 2017

is it too late to apply or you guys are just early birds

Aug 4, 2017

Anybody know which firms have the "best" sophomore programs and give you the most meaningful work?

Also, has anyone received contact from Morgan Stanley if you applied in the early process?

Aug 4, 2017

Just take what you can get. Most sophomore classes are only 15-25 kids total per bank, so you'd be pretty lucky to end up at any bank as a sophomore regardless of what kind of work they give you. That being said, sophomores are there in the same capacity as Juniors, and they are expected to do the same work and produce the same quality of work.

Aug 4, 2017

Did early birds who got the video interviews just apply or did you have contacts at the places you applied?

Aug 4, 2017

i applied mid july, no contacts, and received an invitation today

"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"

Aug 5, 2017

Yes I had no connections at JP Morgan, just got GPA 3.7 cumulative and 3.8 in major.

Aug 6, 2017

Has anyone applied to BAML and completed the online assessment? I can't seem to find mine.

Aug 6, 2017

I believe that only for some applications you have to take an assessment but not all

Aug 6, 2017

Oh okay. Do you know if there is one for Sophomore Investment Banking?

Aug 7, 2017

Any chance anyone's heard back from JP Morgan Launching Leaders Asset Management? Seems like CIB has had some responses sent out.

Apr 17, 2018

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Aug 8, 2017

I would would just try to get into the sophomore summer analysts positions. I have same GPA and had a wealth management internship this summer.

Aug 8, 2017

I just applied to Morgan Stanley, working on my application for others. I have a 3.7 GPA at a HYP, but had practically no internship for my freshman summer, just a really basic one that barely counts and a social media marketing one over the school year for a tech firm. I would count myself really lucky if I get anything decent (until like junior summer).

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Aug 9, 2017

For the Sophomore IB BAML application, under experience/extracurriculars, what is really expected considering my resume has all of it? How detailed should I be when writing about them

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Aug 9, 2017

I would not be very detailed. The resume is what they look at most importantly.

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Aug 9, 2017

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"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"

Aug 9, 2017

anyone know anything about Global Treasury Management, behavioral or technical?

"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"

Aug 9, 2017

Is there a cover letter required on the GS application?

Aug 9, 2017

I don't see any option to upload one

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Aug 9, 2017

Anyone networking for BAML sophomore program?

Aug 10, 2017

anyone received "next steps" email shortly after BAML application submission? I haven't received one yet

Aug 10, 2017

Still have not applied yet, attempting to network internally. I believe that also BAML does not have rolling application review

Aug 10, 2017

I got this- Thank you for completing the first part of your application for the Bank of America Global Investment Banking Sophomore Summer Analyst Program - 2018. You will receive an email shortly with next steps. Please continue to check the Application Center My Opportunities drop-down for updates on the status of your application or if you have questions.

Isn't it just a confirmation email that everyone should have gotten

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Aug 10, 2017

I got this too but it says "You will receive an email shortly with the next steps." I did not receive a follow up email with the next steps

Aug 10, 2017

Which applications have closed already? Lol is there any hope for non-diversity + non-target?

Aug 10, 2017

I don't think any apps have closed yet, its still fairly early in the recruiting process. These banks put more of an emphasis on getting Juniors first, then sophomores. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if most sophomore super days end up being around September/October just because they put 99% of their focus on recruiting juniors, then their 20-30 or so sophomore spots.

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Aug 10, 2017

Just got the JPM CIB Risk video interview. It's 3 questions - can anyone speak to what I should expect?

I'm non-diversity/non-target rising sophomore atm fyi

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

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Aug 10, 2017

Behavioral

Aug 10, 2017

So you took Risk? & thanks, will SB if true lol

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Aug 10, 2017

Took CIB ib interview, it's why JPM+why IB, team, decision questions. Pretty standard. Anyone have any idea when they go to next round?

Aug 10, 2017

Video interview right?

Aug 11, 2017

I can't find CIB Risk on their site. Do you have a link? GL with your interview.

Aug 11, 2017

edit. posted the wrong link lul

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

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Aug 10, 2017

If a student goes through the recruitment process at BB bank as a sophomore, and doesn't get an offer, can it have any negative effects going into junior year recruitment? As in would it hurt an application during junior year given that the same student was rejected sophomore year at the same bank? Just curious, thanks.

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Aug 11, 2017

bump^ curious about this too

Aug 11, 2017

curious as well! Hopefully not..

Aug 11, 2017

I have been told directly by alums that it may look negative if you networked a lot and got them to pull for you. This is mainly because they put their reputation on the line to go bat for you, and if you fail to get an offer as a sophomore, they think twice about backing you up junior year.

Of course, this is only relevant if you gst interviews in the first place. I have been told that it can get pretty heated in the recruiting meetings where bankers argue to try to get kids from their school offers. You can imagine how annoyed they could be if they put that much effort into you as a sophomore and bombed an interview with their colleagues.

In short, it hurts only if you use your alumni network extensively and you don't get an offer, as they lose trust in you as a candidate.

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Aug 10, 2017

If I am trying to get someone to flag my application in HR for BAML should I apply before or after I have talked with them? Really not sure of the best way to go about this

Aug 10, 2017

does Deutsche have a non-diversity sophomore program?

"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"

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