BAML SA 2020 Thread

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 1, 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 1, 2019

PM'd

Jul 2, 2019

Is this for Palo Alto?

Jul 1, 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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  •  Jul 4, 2019

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

Jul 2, 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 1, 2019

Regular or technical?

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Jul 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 1, 2019

Thanks for the update. This for ny?

Jul 15, 2019

Was this for IB?

Jul 10, 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 10, 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 14, 2019

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

Jul 1, 2019

I also applied, haven't heard back yet

Jul 16, 2019

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

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

If you are too much of a wimp to do a basic Hirevue without cheating how will you survive a superday?

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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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Jul 2, 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 12, 2019

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

Jul 12, 2019

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

Jul 10, 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

5, 2-3 minute questions but only one attempt

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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

Jul 1, 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 3, 2019

Network with bankers higher than an analyst

Jul 10, 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 16, 2019

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

Jul 15, 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 10, 2019

Nah I think you usually hear back after the superday

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Jul 16, 2019

Anyone heard anything from GCM?

Jul 15, 2019

^?

Jul 16, 2019

Anyone hear anything from the Houston location?

Jul 10, 2019

"End of August" for superday

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