Any one get the offer from Scotiabank or BMO?

I haven't heard back from them for a few days since the superday. I suspect that I'm either on the waiting list or, simply the HR is taking their time to reject people (more likely the latter). So what should I do now? I don't have more I-banking interviews coming up and I'm a bit depressed and clueless...

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Sep 24, 2012

Recruiting is far from over. Hit the phone and start calling up contacts/e-mail/call boutiques, etc.

Sep 24, 2012
Whiskey5:

Recruiting is far from over.

Recruiting is certainly not over. I don't know if I would characterize it as "far from over." OP - no time like the present to buckle down and get'r done.

Sep 24, 2012
Sandhurst:
Whiskey5:

Recruiting is far from over.

Recruiting is certainly not over. I don't know if I would characterize it as "far from over." OP - no time like the present to buckle down and get'r done.

Most boutiques won't know where their headcount is until after year-end and hiring is all deal dependent.

Sep 24, 2012
Whiskey5:
Sandhurst:
Whiskey5:

Recruiting is far from over.

Recruiting is certainly not over. I don't know if I would characterize it as "far from over." OP - no time like the present to buckle down and get'r done.

Most boutiques won't know where their headcount is until after year-end and hiring is all deal dependent.

OP is talking about only Canadian banks, so I venture to guess he is trying to work in Canada. BMO certainly does not have "boutique" status there - it's a bulge-bracket firm - and Scotiabank is no pushover either. In fact, BMO has a published timeline, and by my reckoning, we're 2/3 the way through it: https://www.bmocm.com/aboutus/careers/campusrecrui...
And more broadly, I think people on this board throw around the term "boutique" way too readily. There are very broad distinctions across the spectrum of firms outside of the bulge-bracket. Harris Williams, Houlihan Lokey, Guggenheim, and so forth all run well organized recruiting cycles.

Sep 24, 2012
Sandhurst:
Whiskey5:
Sandhurst:
Whiskey5:

Recruiting is far from over.

Recruiting is certainly not over. I don't know if I would characterize it as "far from over." OP - no time like the present to buckle down and get'r done.

Most boutiques won't know where their headcount is until after year-end and hiring is all deal dependent.

OP is talking about only Canadian banks, so I venture to guess he is trying to work in Canada. BMO certainly does not have "boutique" status there - it's a bulge-bracket firm - and Scotiabank is no pushover either. In fact, BMO has a published timeline, and by my reckoning, we're 2/3 the way through it: https://www.bmocm.com/aboutus/careers/campusrecrui...
And more broadly, I think people on this board throw around the term "boutique" way too readily. There are very broad distinctions across the spectrum of firms outside of the bulge-bracket. Harris Williams, Houlihan Lokey, Guggenheim, and so forth all run well organized recruiting cycles.

The OP is seeking advice after not hearing from BMO. "So what should I do now? I don't have more I-banking interviews coming up and I'm a bit depressed and clueless..."

I never referred to BMO, HW, HL, etc as boutiques because they are not.

I advised the OP to look at boutiques

Sep 24, 2012

Yea, I'm from Toronto, open to international opportunities as well. Any one knows the recruitment timeline for banks in HK/Singapore?

Sep 24, 2012
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