Anyone know anything about BAML IBD Summer Analyst recruiting this year?

From what I've heard, they're only recruiting at the Ivy's for SA positions? Not too sure, just wanted to know if they were downsizing their class or something like that.

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Dec 11, 2012

So both your aunt and your dad are managing directors at BAML? Haha...

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Dec 11, 2012

Limiting/eliminating full-time recruiting is happening across the Street. This past summer, I believe the three biggest feeders into BAML's summer analyst IBD program were Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, and Penn. Not sure about S&T or anything else.

Dec 11, 2012

BAML has some weird stuff going on with it - last year they didn't put a SA position up on our OCR until the day they beat earnings, and the position was only up for 2 or 3 days if I remember correctly. Either way it was a really short period of time, and it was super late in the process. Most banks had a January 1 deadline and the position was up for like 6 weeks, and they didn't put their position up until 2.5 weeks after that.

Not that it's much help to you, but I thought I would share that there were similar things happening last year.

MM IB -> TMT Corporate Development

Dec 11, 2012

A family friend told me that BAML has mostly wrapped up their SA recruiting which seems very odd considering this was right when they posted a position on OCR at my (non-ivy) school. Who knows what is happening with them.

Dec 11, 2012

They have a posting on my school's OCR. Apps are due in January.

Dec 11, 2012

I imagine same as most other firms- recruiting will kick off in January- don't see any reason they would hire significantly different numbers than in the past.

Dec 11, 2012

West coast hasn't changed. But they're NOT recruiting at NYU this year. Heard it from NYU seniors as well as BAML first years. Dunno why, but it's official.

Dec 11, 2012

BAML is definitely still recruiting for summer analysts at my university and local universities (west coast, non-ivy). However, they did invite less people to an invite-only recruiting event than last year. I'm not sure if that is indicative of how many people they are taking for internship.

Dec 11, 2012

LOL BAML is not BX or GS or MS or JPM by any means...they dont just recruit at Ivies lol thats for like Centerview or Perella maybe

they take tons of semi-target kids (UCLA/USC) fill the LA office, with the Palo Alto office having USC/UCLA/Stanford/UC Berk/Pen etc..

each office changes based on schools but i know for a fact the LA office had like 4 USC/UCLA SAs. not elite at all.

Dec 11, 2012

Nobody is saying BAML is like BX or GS or MS or JPM. They're still a solid bank and I'd love to work for them.

And for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure Centerview recruits at Ross and ND Mendoza. I know for a fact they recruit at Ross, actually, as my friend told me 3 MDs are Ross grads. Perella, on the other hand...

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Dec 11, 2012
kinginthenorth:

Nobody is saying BAML is like BX or GS or MS or JPM. They're still a solid bank and I'd love to work for them.

And for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure Centerview recruits at Ross and ND Mendoza. I know for a fact they recruit at Ross, actually, as my friend told me 3 MDs are Ross grads. Perella, on the other hand...

point taken, BAML is still a BB, you're right.

and a reason for that (aside that the MDs want to support their alma matter) is that Ross is ranked as a top 4 b-school for undergrad...weird i think given that they aren't in any major financial hub (ex- NY, SF, Chic...LA even lol ?) but ya they do have hefty OCR and banks love recruiting there

Dec 11, 2012

double post

"You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are." - Mister Rogers

Dec 12, 2012
uclaprospectbanker:

LOL BAML is not BX or GS or MS or JPM by any means...they dont just recruit at Ivies lol thats for like Centerview or Perella maybe

they take tons of semi-target kids (UCLA/USC) fill the LA office, with the Palo Alto office having USC/UCLA/Stanford/UC Berk/Pen etc..

each office changes based on schools but i know for a fact the LA office had like 4 USC/UCLA SAs. not elite at all.

Neither Perella or Centerview only recruit at Ivies.

Where would you suggest the LA office draw from?

MM IB -> TMT Corporate Development

Dec 11, 2012

they had a study abroad superday last Friday

Dec 12, 2012

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