2021 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore

Havent seen any thread regarding APAC so i thought id open one. Any idea when the apps will open? Could the internships for summer 2020 get canceled?

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  • Analyst 3+ in PE - Other
Jun 27, 2020 - 1:23am

HR does not discriminate based on citizenship.

Your interviewer is likely to choose someone who is native in Chinese (that means writing and speaking as good as someone growing up in mainland China and not HK) over anyone else.

Aug 29, 2020 - 11:57pm

Completed internship at a top BB in HK this past week and might be able to add some more color to this discussion. I go to a US target while most of my peers either went to local schools like HKU or semi-targets in the states. Not sure if that helped during the recruiting process (or off-set my less-than native reading/writing skills). I speak like a native mainlander due to my family background and can translate decently well from Mandarin to English, just not the other way around at a high level. For example, I could provide meeting notes during Mandarin DD calls, but could not efficiently translate English decks to Mandarin - this was definitely seen as a negative in my profile. 

In my class, only 2 interns were Hongkies. I got close with an analyst towards the end and was told that Chinese ability is so important that certain kids with "elite" Mandarin language abilities were able to secure the return offer purely based on that front, despite severely lacking technical abilities. One intern could barely use MS Office but came from Qinghua/Beida and secured the offer - you get the idea. On the other hand, my personality and work quality was praised by enough people on the floor that they were able to look past the less-than native language level and give me the offer. From my experience, if your language ability is similar to mine, then you definitely need to work a bit harder by delivering work that is at a higher quality than a majority of your peers.

If anyone in this thread is considering HK IBD, feel free to DM me and I might be able to offer some advice from the perspective of someone who just completed an internship here.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 29, 2020 - 12:43am

Does anyone know why people seem to prefer HK over SG for their internship?
Or are both locations equally, say, prestigious>

  • Analyst 3+ in PE - Other
Jun 29, 2020 - 6:34am

HK hires 3x more interns

And 80% population in HK are mainland Chinese while 80% in SG are Singaporean. Different demographics but there are probably way more mainland Chinese educated in US on WSO than Singaporeans.

Also, the SG analyst worked with me told me he slept in office for 4 weeks during his SA. While my SA in HK goes home at 3 or 4am even on a very busy day with only 1 all nighter during his internship. SG FT analysts at the more intense shops are having lifestyle of HK SAs

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Aug 22, 2020 - 7:43am

Hey, sorry I can't help you with your question specifically but in the virtual information session they said hirevue will be conducted as the first round with around 5 questions, 30 seconds to prep and 2 to 3 minutes to answer. And I think second round will be in-person superday with three 30 minute interviews. Correct me if I'm wrong tho.

Btw when did you receive your hirevue? I applied two days after it opened to IB and haven't received the hirevue yet.

Aug 22, 2020 - 1:26pm

Did anyone apply/ hear back regarding the 2021 MS Industrial Placements?


  • Prospect in 
Aug 24, 2020 - 8:38am

Hey guys wanted to ask if GS S&T has an aptitude test or not. Or is it just application to hirevue?

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