It's the time of year for SA interviews. Two-plus years ago, analysts on WSO helped me break into i-banking from a non-target school.
As a result, I'd be happy to answer questions to those interviewing or trying to get banking interviews coming up.
(fyi: I don't know about the S&T process and a minimal amount about Cap Markets, nor anything about recruiting in Europe or Asia.)
I know everyone wants to get into banking. However, realize that most banks are in a similar hiring situation as 2008/early 2009. Keep your options open!
For starters, here is what you should know/do:
If you have less than a 3.6 GPA (target or non-target), the odds of getting into banking this spring are extremely slim due to the state of the European markets. This should not deter you from trying to get interviews, but you should be applying to a wide range of industries and consulting. You will need a glowing resume if you have below a 3.6.
Get the following guides (small investment for a job that pays >$100k out of college):
1) WSO Behavioral + Technical
2) Beat the Street
4) The Rosenbaum book (ignore APV)
You should be reading the following daily:
Some summarized technicals: