Are incoming FTs w/ Virtual Training getting apartments now or after Training?

Are analysts moving into apartments once training begins or would it just make more sense to wait until after virtual training so you're not paying two months worth of rent for virtual training? 

I think the bigger question is if there is a buffer time period in between training ending and joining the group in-person? Perhaps this has always been a thing during normal times where there is a space between training ending and work starting? I imagine there would need to be at least a week or two to go through the entire moving process.

Or are people planning to just move one weekend during training? 

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 10, 2021 - 8:50pm

I'm in the exact same position. I don't think I will get a firm date until July. Is there typically a lengthy period between training ending and being expected to hit the desk?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 12, 2021 - 12:09am

Started full time last summer. Although training and work were both virtual, we finished writing the Series exams and hit the desk the following day. 

Things were a bit quiet though as we started work on a Thursday so my team didn't really have much for me to do the first two days.   

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 10, 2021 - 8:47pm

I moved in early, june for july start. I got a crazy covid deal tho and most of those are gone now, so probably worth it to just wait until your firm goes back to the office. 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 11, 2021 - 12:45pm

My lease in a different state ends, so I am moving before training. I figure it will be nice to explore a new city without crazy hours and not have to worry about moving while on the desk. Antidotally, about half of my peers for my incoming class are moving in before.

Jun 11, 2021 - 4:25pm

Signed a lease with a June 1 start date. Saw the perfect apartment with a month free which I knew would go fast. Inventory is drying up so would guess most incoming analysts are moving soon

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