Are Fortune 500 Finance Analyst Programs still hiring?

Full time recruiting has been pretty tough. Have decent grades, go to a college where big banks recruit for finance and ops and a few credit are recruited for but probably not that much finance/credit. Basically no front office positions being recruited for seniors but a few for juniors.

Did a investment banking internship this past summer along with several financial internships including a PWM internship sophomore year. Have a bunch of clubs( on a committee or two), some volunteer stuff(not any legit stuff), no leadership role.

No interviews and full time is almost done. Tried to network but was having getting any where.

Looking at Fortune 500 but since I applied to everything on OCR at my college, I know F500 do not look to recruit or hire directly from my college. I would have to network with alumni and try to get them to help me. Question is are F500 finance still looking to hire? I would think some are still but it is getting pretty late for full time. Applying on the website is a waste of time. I feel that trying to network with alum at this stage is too late and is hard to get them to help you enough.

I feel going to a boutique/MM full time is a better option and perhaps a better fit for me given my summer experience. BB are all done, top MM and boutiques are done. Probably all cold calling/emailing.

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Oct 5, 2012

My impression is that F500 typically do not recruit at analyst level (straight out of school). They require (at least) one-year of FT experience

Oct 5, 2012
Financier4Hire:

My impression is that F500 typically do not recruit at analyst level (straight out of school). They require (at least) one-year of FT experience

most do not, but some have special programs for kids coming out of college. they can be FLDP programs or regular financial analyst positions for new college grads.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Oct 5, 2012

FLDP's are still interviewing. My company, specifically, is doing phone interviews for a few more weeks. I know others are as well. I had first round F500 interviews through mid october. Apply online as quick as possible and start networking with alumni today.

Oct 8, 2012
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