2019 Citi Sophomore Leadership Program

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Citi sophomore leadership applications opened up a few days ago. Figured I would make a thread since I have not seen one. I submitted the application and the assessment following it. Does anyone know what the recruiting timeline looks like/have already heard back?

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Jul 10, 2018

Applied as well. I've applied to literally every sophomore program I could find (most just happen to be BBs)--not much luck so far we'll see (non-diversity). Has anyone networked or anything already? Also, the only way it seemed to send your resume was through your profile so I added my newer updated version, but it looks like you can't remove any old resumes you have on your candidate profile, if I'm not mistaken

Array

Jul 10, 2018

Yes, I did the same for sophomore programs. Pretty minimal chance given I'm non-diversity as well. I've lined up a couple markets interviews that I'm hoping will work out. Have started to do some effort towards networking but nothing serious yet. Crazy we have to network for sophomore summer and junior summer pretty much at the same time at this point. And we will be interviewing for our junior summer even before we start our sophomore one; the accelerated recruiting is crazy.

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Jul 10, 2018

You've got interviews lined up? Dang nice, mind giving any hints on where/what program and how lol. If you wanna PM I can too. Thanks!

Array

Aug 13, 2018

Hey guys, did you attach a cover letter? I didn't when I submitted my app (the 11th) but apparently u can still attach it to your profile, so not sure if I should bother doing that?

Aug 13, 2018

I did not.

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Sep 15, 2018

did anyone get an interview yet

Sep 15, 2018

bump

Sep 17, 2018

I do not believe interviews are sent out for any divisions yet. I completed the 'Koru' pre-interview a couple weeks ago and just received an email this morning requesting I fill out my preference slip.

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Sep 17, 2018

Same

Sep 17, 2018

Someone at Citi told me receiving that means you passed the first selection of applicants. So if that's true, congrats! What division are you applying for?

Sep 17, 2018

I got the email for the preference this morning as well. I'm a nontarget and did zero networking, so I'm not entirely sure if it means anything.

Sep 17, 2018

Currently in the same position. Does anyone know if everyone/most candidates received this preference email?

Sep 17, 2018

I guess we'll find out for sure in a couple weeks. Looking at the previous cycle threads on this forum, it seems interview offers were sent out throughout October, depending on your division.
I applied same as monkeymd:
1) IBD
2) Global Markets

Sep 17, 2018

I'm just trynna make it to the interview so I at least have a shot.

Sep 17, 2018

Also got the email requesting preference ranking. Heard from past year interns that they do a phone or on campus first round --> superday at the end of October

Sep 17, 2018

I guess that means I need to stop declining all of my phone calls that I don't know lol

Sep 17, 2018

Lol i think a recruiter will reach out to schedule not ambush you.

Citi has a list of targets they filter off of first

Sep 17, 2018

Does the preference ranking email mean anything?

Sep 17, 2018

I talked with Citi recruiters a couple of days ago (I got to a top 15 University) and they were just telling us now to apply to the program. I believe that the preference email was sent to those in the "early action" category who applied early. It does not necessarily mean there was a cut at all, but it is a good sign that we all got the email. Im sure it simply means that they are reviewing all of our applications now before everyone who applies after September.

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Sep 17, 2018

If they do rolling interview offers that'll play to our favor.

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Sep 18, 2018

UMstudent..is that U Miami because that's def not a top 15

Sep 18, 2018

No I transfered from there to a little ivy

Sep 18, 2018

Could someone post a link to the application? Can't seem to find it anywhere

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Oct 2, 2018

Neither can I - if anyone could help, much appreciated

Array

Oct 3, 2018

The applications closed September 6th. Good luck next year.

Sep 18, 2018

Just got an email for a phone interview. Corporate banking was my top choice, IB was second

Sep 18, 2018

When is the phone interview scheduled for? And do you know the type of questions? Thanks

Sep 18, 2018

The schedule and questions will be different for each division.

Sep 19, 2018

October 3rd is when I scheduled mine for. I just talked to a school alum that did the program and she said it is mostly behavioral, as they know we are just sophomores

Sep 19, 2018

When did you submitted the application and preference survey? I thought interviews will be sent out in October

Sep 29, 2018

did you already have the phone interview? Would you be able to tell us how it was (behavioral/fit or technical?) Thanks

Sep 19, 2018

I didn't get anything yet and I submitted about a week after the app opened up...at a target

Array

Sep 19, 2018

Not even preference email?

Sep 19, 2018

You should have gotten the preference email...pretty sure that went out to basically everyone

Sep 20, 2018

I literally got nothing. If I log into the portal it just says "application review" under the status

Array

Sep 23, 2018

H/S/W?

Sep 23, 2018

No, public target, but 3.9

Array

Sep 19, 2018

also got a phone screen scheduled, target and ib was my first choice

Sep 22, 2018

When did they reach out to you?

Sep 22, 2018

early last week

Sep 19, 2018

my friend told me she got an interview like a week ago. we go to a target target and she is very hardcore and smart. i got the preference email 2 days ago and submitted the application very early on basically applied once it got released.

Sep 20, 2018

Did those who received the preference email also receive a confirmation email after submitting preferences?

Sep 21, 2018

I did not

Sep 22, 2018

I just found the preference email in my inbox today, because I couldn't access my email due to a password issue. It is too late to submit the survey now, what should I do ? who I can email regarding this

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Sep 24, 2018

Anyone heard back from markets division yet?

Sep 24, 2018

Also applied markets and awaiting to hear back for an interview.

Sep 24, 2018

I accidentally pressed submit on a preference that I didn't want, then decided to submit a 2nd one - did I screw myself over?

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Oct 1, 2018

has any non-diversity students heard back for first round interview?

Oct 1, 2018

Not that I've heard of

Oct 1, 2018

Has anyone heard back?

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Oct 2, 2018

reached out to a recruiter - they said they have just started reviewing the application this week

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Oct 2, 2018

I have heard of them beginning to reach out

Oct 2, 2018

A recruiter told me, about 10 days ago, I had "been matched" to a campus recruiter. They are probably still reviewing applicants.

Oct 3, 2018

had a phone interview recently... wondering when I'll hear back if they're telling others they just started reviewing. is it bad to not send a thank you to the interviewer if I don't have their info? or should I ask the recruiter to forward it to me?

Oct 3, 2018

which division is your 1st choice and did you do their freshman diversity program?:)

Oct 3, 2018

Private bank and no I wasn't aware they had one

Oct 3, 2018

I have a phone interview scheduled for this week

Oct 3, 2018

Which division was your 1st choice?

Oct 3, 2018

IBD

Oct 3, 2018

Have phone interview, anyone done it?
I've literally talked to no one at Citibank and am a white male so not sure how...

Oct 4, 2018

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Oct 4, 2018

How'd you find out?

Oct 7, 2018

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Oct 4, 2018

H

Oct 4, 2018

Anyone who put S&T 1st get phone interview yet?

Oct 4, 2018

Anyone who put cmo first get an interview?

Oct 5, 2018

What do you guys think about reaching out after a phone interview for a program like this? Is it weird to ask the recruiter for my interviewers' emails so that I can thank them?

Oct 6, 2018

I wouldn't do it.

Oct 5, 2018

also started a thread if anyone's interested: AllianceBernstein 2019 Sophomore Summer Leadership Program (Diversity)

Oct 6, 2018

Had second round phone interview. IBD. Superday decisions come out in 1-2 weeks.

Oct 6, 2018

there's a second round? omg is it gonna be technicals

Oct 6, 2018

when was your 1st round?

Oct 8, 2018

Just had the second round phone interview in IBD.

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Oct 8, 2018

how many days after your first interview did you hear about the second round?

Oct 10, 2018

within three days but I think on average within a week is normal

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Oct 8, 2018

Still absolutely nothing received...unbelievable

Array

Oct 8, 2018

same, very discouraging

Oct 9, 2018

I didn't have my interview until yesterday (about a week after everyone else), just relax and wait for it to happen. And if it doesn't, oh well. I hear the Sophomore Leadership Program is more competitive than their full on IB program. No big deal if you don't get the interview.

Oct 9, 2018

They only take like 20-30 students for it if I'm not mistaken so nobody should feel discouraged it's very competitive just even from a numbers standpoint

Oct 11, 2018

Sounds like you got cut #tryhardfinancerobot

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Oct 11, 2018

Calling me a 'tryhard' robot? Didn't you get kicked out before even stepping foot inside Harvard because of your disgusting 'memes.' Pretty pathetic

Array

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Oct 11, 2018

Got Superday Invite. IB.

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Oct 11, 2018

my close friend already has an offer. IB was first pref.

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Oct 11, 2018

Congrats to him. Must be a boss.

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Oct 11, 2018

The friend is a girl, actually.

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Oct 11, 2018

Talked to a recruiter today.
Diversity returns from freshman programs went out first.
Most divisions are just starting to review apps this week. Relax

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Oct 11, 2018

do you know when superday invites are gonna be sent out?

Oct 11, 2018

No idea. I applied for Markets as my first choice and was told they haven't reviewed non-return candidates.
IB always seems to be earliest for everything

Oct 13, 2018

Any news on CMO?

Oct 14, 2018

Does anyone know how return offers for this rotational program work? Can a kid who had private banking as his #1 somehow get a return for IB? Have friends that are doing this - too cowardly to put IB as #1 but think they can game the system.

Oct 15, 2018

There have been SLP interns in the past who have gotten offers from multiple divisions they worked in, including not getting a junior return offer from their 1st choice division. Your choices below your first also aren't guaranteed in your rotation, i.e. last year everyone did a markets rotation regardless of preference.

Source: Mentor was S & T first choice and got a return offer for Private Bank & CMO. Ultimately, declined to go into consulting Junior year.

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Oct 16, 2018

if havent heard back / gotten a superday invite does that mean im outta the game?

Oct 17, 2018

havent heard back after the preferences email. no phone call or email, basically no communication. im guessing im out?

Oct 17, 2018

Yeah

Oct 17, 2018

Got notice of a markets superday next week, did phone screen a few days ago.

Oct 17, 2018

How would people stack the Citi Sophomore Leadership Program with Bank of America Investment Banking? Which is better, and why?

Oct 17, 2018

imo, citi is better because of the rotational aspect so you get to touch everything. Also, i'm not 100% sure on the numbers but im pretty sure the citi one is way more competitive to get into

Oct 17, 2018

I know I want to do Investment Banking

Oct 21, 2018

The recruiter told me they are finishing up on the process, superday is next week and that will be the end of the process.

Oct 21, 2018

have they already sent out first round interviews for all groups?

Oct 21, 2018

I would believe so. Although I do not know specifically. Safe to say if Citi hasn't gotten in touch yet, most probably dinged.

Oct 26, 2018

that's only for markets

Oct 27, 2018

just had superday friday results come out next week ahhh

Oct 28, 2018

I had it Friday too! Do you know when they will release decisions?

Oct 28, 2018

Anyone hear back from Wednesday's superday?

Oct 29, 2018

Last year they heard back Monday at 2:30....

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Oct 29, 2018

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Array

Oct 29, 2018

offers are out for wednesday super

Oct 29, 2018

Just heard back with an offer to join them.

Oct 29, 2018

congrats! which division did you apply and did you get a call like just now?

Oct 29, 2018

Thanks! CMO and I was called a few hours ago.

Oct 29, 2018

Anyone in corporate hear back from Wednesday's super day ?

Oct 29, 2018

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Oct 29, 2018

yeah man, i don't know either, were you at the Wednesday superday ?

Oct 29, 2018

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Oct 30, 2018

are All offers out?

Oct 30, 2018

anyone else who heard back with offers?

Oct 30, 2018

Friday offers are out.

Oct 30, 2018
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