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
-JP Morgan
-Morgan Stanley
-Goldman Sachs
-Credit Suisse
-Deutsche Bank

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Jul 13, 2017 - 12:15am

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.

Jul 13, 2017 - 12:21am

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 13, 2017 - 9:54am

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 - 10:06am

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

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:46pm

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 - 12:21pm

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 19, 2017 - 10:08pm

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 25, 2017 - 2:31pm

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.

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:48am

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 - 3:59pm

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.

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:46am

"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 - 8:18pm

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.

Aug 2, 2017 - 1:57pm

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 - 9:56pm

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 4, 2017 - 1:19pm

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 - 11:43pm

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

"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"
Aug 8, 2017 - 8:44pm

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).

Aug 9, 2017 - 2:12pm

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

"The Truth is like poetry -- and most people fucking hate poetry"
Aug 10, 2017 - 10:43am

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

Aug 10, 2017 - 12:36pm

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.

Aug 10, 2017 - 10:32am

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

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:47pm

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 - 1:24pm

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.

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:13pm

does Deutsche have a non-diversity sophomore program?

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