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BAML SA 2020 Thread

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Applications went live, so lets discuss the recruitment timeline. From what I've heard, the process will be Hirevue straight to superday, though Hirevues are not automatically given out.

Edit: https://bankcampuscareers.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mo... For the people unable to find the IBD application

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Jul 1, 2019

I have heard the same. Do we know where to find the application for industry groups/ when that goes live?

Jul 1, 2019

When you try to apply to the GCIB SA program does it only show LATAM? Thank you.

Jul 1, 2019

It does for me, going to wait. Can't find NY for GS (Only like Tokyo and Bangalore) and only see LATAM for BAML.

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Jul 1, 2019

How many divisions/positions can we apply for?

Jul 1, 2019

3 divisions max for USA, each application will ask for location preferences.

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Jul 1, 2019

Anyone had any luck with the IB application not only being NYC LATAM?

Jul 1, 2019
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Jul 1, 2019

Yes, thank you !

Jul 1, 2019

Just looking for confirmation from people who applied already, hirevues aren't automatic right?

Jul 1, 2019

From my understanding, they are going out after some review much like Goldman. (Acting as a somewhat selective first-round call). Someone correct me if I'm wrong

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Jul 2, 2019

Appreciate the response. I've heard similar but wasn't sure

Jul 2, 2019

Just applied to Sophomore IB. Didnt get to pick a location, and hirevues are not instant.

Jul 6, 2019

did you get the online assessment that the website mentioned? also applied to the same program, and just got a confirmation email. no assessment was sent...

Jul 1, 2019

Does anyone have insight into the superday process at regional offices? I had a soph superday in NYC a year back but got dinged, now I'm looking at an accelerated process superday on the west coast soon and I'd like to know what I could expect.

Jul 2, 2019

I'm currently a non-diversity rising sophomore who applied, could you give me some insights from your process last year?

Jul 2, 2019

PM'd

Jul 2, 2019

Is this for Palo Alto?

Jul 11, 2019

No

Jul 2, 2019

Is there a test you get after you apply?

Jul 3, 2019

No

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Jul 3, 2019

Am I stupid, or is there no option to apply for IB in Hong Kong? Is that app not open yet?

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If your GPA is a 3.48, can you round it off as a 3.5?

Jul 4, 2019

Yeah of course. Actually 3.5 rounds to 4.0 so might as well put that

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Jul 7, 2019

are Canadian BAML apps separate?

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Jul 10, 2019

Anyone hear back about hirevue and/or superday yet?? From talking to analysts it seems they're beginning to review resumes this week but its a rolling process with three separate superdays

Jul 10, 2019

Not yet, still waiting for Hirevue interview.

Jul 10, 2019

I heard from a contact the process won't really get moving until August. He didn't mention Hirevue (those will probably come soon) but said super days wouldn't be until August.

Jul 10, 2019

I would second that. Heard from a contact yesterday and he said "late August superday."

Submit your applications in the next two weeks.

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Jul 10, 2019

why in the next two weeks? all of the applications pool from the start of the application to two weeks will be on the first superday?

Jul 10, 2019

Not sure tbh. He actually said "two and a half weeks", which would essentially mean by the end of the month.

Jul 11, 2019

I had a first round for the LA office back in lateish June, does anyone know what is going on with that office's recruiting or did I get dinged?

Jul 11, 2019

Regular or technical?

Jul 11, 2019

Can confirm superdays will be in August, talked to an MD who's the head of the process for my school and he said first superday will be August 14th he believes followed by two more in late august (he said probably 26th-30th week)...still haven't heard back about hirevue and neither have any of my friends recruiting

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Jul 11, 2019

Anyone know the email template for BAML? Ive tried [email protected] and [email protected] and neither seem to be working...

Jul 11, 2019

All my contacts are still [email protected] the person has a middle initial or there are more than one person at the company with the same first and last name

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Jul 11, 2019

the domain is bofa. com
they dropped the merrill lynch part

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Jul 12, 2019

When is the first interview then superday for sophomores?

Jul 12, 2019

Don't think anyone knows

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Jul 12, 2019

Hey guys, update on the recruiting process. Just received notification a couple hours ago that I got the first round hirevue. Don't freak out if you dind't get it, my contacts said its a rolling process so the resumes will be processed in waves. Good luck to all, hope this helps

Jul 12, 2019

anyone else received one?

Jul 15, 2019

Thanks for the update. This for ny?

Jul 15, 2019

Was this for IB?

Jul 15, 2019

Yeah, IB New York

Jul 12, 2019

Does anyone know if this is a diversity program? And does anyone know about how many people get in?

Jul 13, 2019

Im a straight white male, not disabled and not a veteran so its not a diversity program

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Jul 15, 2019

Can I ask when you applied? I know the waves of hirevues were generally sent out every two weeks or so

Jul 19, 2019

haha same

Jul 14, 2019

Is anyone applying for S&T? Want to get some insight about the recruitment process for that.

Jul 15, 2019

I also applied, haven't heard back yet

Jul 16, 2019

also applied, pls let me know if you hear back anything

Jul 17, 2019

I also applied, haven't heard back yet

Jul 19, 2019

thats what I applied to. Did it for all BB banks and the hirevues are surprisingly all easy. My prop firm interviews have been 10x harder

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Jul 15, 2019

Hate to be "that guy" but someone had to do it. Anyone who has done the hirevue and want to share the BAML 2020 questions?

Ok yeah, shit thing to ask but lets be honest this site is about providing info to help people break into IB. So if you're a superstar that aced the hirevue, sharing the questions isn't going to hurt your chances, you already got the superday. And hate to say it, but if you went in having not prepped and shit the bed, your chances are over (for BAML) and sharing will not harm you either. So to whoever out there has done it and is confident in their fate, be a homie to the rest of us and spill the questions

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Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 15, 2019

@cashewking is right. If you are struggling with a hirevue you most definitely will not survive the superday. Btw pm me when you get the hirevue questions.

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Jul 15, 2019

Haha you'd be surprised, doing in person interviews is actually much easier and more natural than getting a question prompt on a computer screen and talking to a camera for 2 min, so I actually think I'll be fine for superday (plus I know technicals like the back of my hand). Also, theres for sure people that DO know the hirevue and I will have to compete the likes of them and their pre prepped answers, so I'll take every advantage I can get rn

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Sep 2, 2019

Hi, I'm a bit late but applications in the Middle east start Sep, can you PM if you managed to get the hirvue questions please

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Jul 15, 2019

Recruiter for my school said that the Sophomore timeline will be running later than the regular SA timeline, and that the process will move forward in September.

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Jul 15, 2019

For those who got Hirevue, is this for IBD New York? Are they doing waves or is it one Hirevue group similar to Goldman's process last week?

Jul 15, 2019

Don't know about anyone else but my apps all say "application received" and not "under review" (I applied IB New York, IB LatAm New York, and GWIM New York), so I think that for those divisions at least nothing has moved yet unless you were accelerated/diversity or part of some other special process

Jul 15, 2019

So sophomore hirevues haven't come out then? Just for junior

Jul 15, 2019

Nope, wouldn't expect anything to happen until August at the earliest.

Jul 15, 2019

Anyone do the hirevue yet? Not asking for questions, just curious as to how its structured. When I did JPM a couple weeks ago it was 4 roughly 2 min questions with 30 seconds to prep and 1 retry per question...I'm wondering if its similar for BAML? Particularly, are you allowed a retry or is it one attempt only?

Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 15, 2019

Any insight as to whether it was technical or strictly behavioral?

Jul 15, 2019

I know hirevues are sent in waves, but is everyone guaranteed to get the hirevue eventually (like JPM)? Or is it selective

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Jul 15, 2019

Selective

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Jul 15, 2019

anyone have any insight on the hirevue questions? Basic behavs?

Jul 15, 2019

Target, 3.93 GPA, TA and RA on campus, hedge fund intern, networked with 4 analysts, including one very influential one in recruiting, and visited their office for a selective event. Applied the day it was open and still no hirevue? explanations . . .

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Jul 15, 2019

just how it be in this cruel bitch of a world

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Jul 15, 2019

Oh wow ur a TA and an RA, I don't see why anyone wouldn't just make you an MD right out....

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Jul 18, 2019

hardo is looking for the wrong type of MD if he's flexing a 3.93 lol

Jul 15, 2019

Network with bankers higher than an analyst

Jul 15, 2019

Not meant to be an offense, but just because you "networked" doesn't mean that they will give you an offer. Talking to analysts isn't simply checking a box next to each person you talk to. They have personally told me that when talking they judge candidates based on their personality, intelligence of questions, and gauge their interests in the bank and its groups. I obviously have no clue what your conversations were like, but if they were 15 minutes and you ran through the questions on guides to informational interviews, odds are they may have picked the kid who seemed genuinely interested and talked for 25-35 minutes per convo. Hope this helps, again not meant to attack you just offering one possible explanation because from what you said you are more than qualified

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Jul 15, 2019

maybe you dont have a good personality bro

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Jul 16, 2019

Username...........hardo alert

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Jul 18, 2019

Bump.

Its an absolute atrocity that you have not yet been offered a full time position let alone an SA

Jul 16, 2019

Got a Hirevue yesterday, due wednesday 17th, applied to Palo Alto, SF, New York

Jul 16, 2019

IB I assume?

Jul 16, 2019

ya...will venmo for hirevue questions dm me

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Jul 16, 2019

Anyone know when we will hear back after hirevues are submitted?

Jul 16, 2019

Superday is August 14th so I'd assume within the next couple of weeks

Jul 16, 2019

Nah I think you usually hear back after the superday

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Jul 16, 2019

Anyone heard anything from GCM?

Jul 16, 2019

^?

Jul 16, 2019

Anyone hear anything from the Houston location?

Jul 16, 2019

"End of August" for superday

Jul 16, 2019

Anyone get a Hirevue for Houston yet?

Jul 16, 2019

Palo Alto, anyone?

Jul 16, 2019

Is the superday for all groups on August 14th? Or just IB? Hoping to know about GCM's superday, please reply or pm if you have any info.

Jul 16, 2019

First superday is august 14th...theres three different ones for IB the other two are towards the end of august

Jul 16, 2019

When is the first GCM superday?

Jul 17, 2019

Any idea how long between submitting the video interview and hearing back about the superday?

Jul 17, 2019

2 director level contacts flagging resume and still no hirevue. Applied day apps opened. Is that a sign I got dinged somehow?

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Jul 17, 2019

In a similar boat and wondering the same thing. Surprised no hirevue yet.

Jul 17, 2019

Similar situation - kind of giving up hope on it unfortunately. I've pretty much spoken with an entire analyst class in a group and a director, yet no HireVue. Thinking its time to move on for me

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Jul 17, 2019

I know at BAML analysts have little to no pull in regards to recruitment.

Jul 17, 2019

I spoke to one analyst at baml and got a hirevue, but spoke to 7 analysts and a vp in recruiting at GS and didn't get one there..seems like a crapshoot

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Jul 18, 2019

Talked to VP in charge of recruiting and two analysts in group and it went very well, still no Hirvue.

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Jul 17, 2019

Did everyone who's gotten Hirevue's apply right when applications came out? I applied 1-2 weeks later and was wondering if I should hope for a Hirevue in the next few days or if it means I'm already axed.

Jul 17, 2019

I applied Saturday the 6th

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Jul 17, 2019

Thanks. When did you receive the Hirevue? I'm trying to figure out if it's rolling or if it was all at once

Jul 17, 2019

I submitted my application on the 9th. Still haven't gotten a HireVue.I spoke with an associate alum (not involved with recruiting), and he said that he heard nothing is set in absolute stone about the process yet. Started moving with the process, but slow.

Jul 18, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019

Anyone gotten any updates for the sophomore program? Mine still shows application received in the portal.

Jul 24, 2019

Last year I got my HireVue in November and did my Superday in January for the sophomore program. I think they are prioritizing SA interviews right now.

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Jul 24, 2019

A recruiter from my target school says Hirevue for sophomores coming out late July/August so coming really soon

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Jul 19, 2019

I just met with an MD (one kind of removed from the recruiting process FYI) and he mentioned that HireVues are going to be given out on a school by school basis. I'm a non-target, so keep that in mind, but he did say that I can expect one as a few analysts and himself shot my resume through - just wanted to give you all an update on the process. I submitted on July 1, so I guess there is still hope for those of us who have not gotten one yet

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Jul 19, 2019

thanks for the update

Jul 21, 2019

Yup, and the videos are watched by the school team

Jul 22, 2019

Is this true? HireVue's are watched by the school's team? So do they decide who gets a Superday?

Jul 19, 2019

do people know when we'll hear back for superdays?

Jul 19, 2019

no clue still waiting as well

Jul 23, 2019

not sure if you posted above but when did you complete your hirevue?

Jul 19, 2019

I go to a target school, and was worried that I hadn't received one yet so I emailed the recruiter at my school and asked a question about my application. She got back to me today. 2 hours later I received a hirevue. Could be a coincidence, but I think it's worth noting

Jul 19, 2019

Also networked VERY heavily, so she already knew my name. Definitely could've also impacted it but figured I'd give all the info I could give

Jul 21, 2019

What did you ask?

Jul 19, 2019

Actually first superday is next week. Submitted somewhat 3 days earlier than apps opened, not sure if it's early recruiting

Jul 19, 2019

Diversity maybe?

Jul 29, 2019

Did you hear back on the superday yet? I was at the same superday but have not heard anything from them yet.

Jul 21, 2019

Bruh the questions change for each person, stop trying to rip people off

Jul 22, 2019

Is hirevue for BAML Houston out?

Jul 22, 2019

Have not received one yet. From what I understand, the HOU timeline is less accelerated than NYC.

Jul 22, 2019

Same bro, what Texas school do you go to?

Jul 22, 2019

Anyone know what's going on with the LA office?

Jul 22, 2019

Out of PMs, can you PM me?

Jul 23, 2019

Have either of you heard back from LA regarding superday? I had a technical round back last month

Jul 23, 2019

Hi guys, does anyone know when applications for London IBD will open up?

Jul 23, 2019

Has anyone heard back after Hirevue?

Jul 23, 2019

Just Received a hire-view request. I applied on July 15th. I spoke with a campus recruiter on Friday, could be a coincidence.

Jul 23, 2019

Out of curiosity, how did you approach talking to your campus recruiter? I'm thinking of doing the same but I feel like it's a little forward to straight up ask them "when can I expect a hirevue"

Jul 23, 2019

"What's the recruiting timeline" is a better way of going around that I think

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