Bank with Best Summer Internship Experience (Socially)

Prospect in IB-M&A

I couldn't find any good threads about this. By socially, I am asking which firm(s) give their interns a great experience outside of the work? (sporting events, dinners, anything along those lines)
Any insight from those already working in IB or those with IB internship experience would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 10, 2020

Not sure about banks but I'd think an internship with a modeling agency would be fun, just not a top tier one like Victoria's Secret cause you'd get blue balled so hard.

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May 10, 2020

Not bad not bad *takes notes

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 10, 2020

I've heard Guggenheim rents out a boat for interns on one of the nights of the SA program

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 10, 2020

Centerview rents out an island

Funniest
May 10, 2020

Evercore rents out a bigger island

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 10, 2020

I hear it's actually Atlantis.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 16, 2020

PJT buys an island

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  • Prospect in Other
May 11, 2020

So does DB

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  • Prospect in Other
May 11, 2020

Whoever hit me with MS is fucking stupid. interned for DB last summer and i distinctly recall being on a boat

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

DB has a booze cruise but i hear its beat

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

Nomura does as well

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
May 10, 2020

Bofa in Charlotte. Weekly all intern not just IB outings to bowling alleys, stadiums, local attractions, tours, etc.

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May 10, 2020

Heard BAML LF in Charlotte is great group

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

I've heard this as well, and all of the guys I've talked to from there were super chill.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
May 10, 2020

Moelis NY has a beach day near the Hamptons.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 10, 2020

Do they make the SAs "pls fix" at the beach?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

Moelis LA takes their interns to Vegas and I heard there's a poker night at Ken's place (not sure how true though). Their summer experience seems like a real blast.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

So does this happen before or after the ass fucking from the staffer...or is it sandwiched in between??

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  • Incoming Analyst in PE - LBOs
May 11, 2020

Can confirm both of these. Place is electric

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

Yep can confirm as well. Feel bad for this year's interns who're working virtually and missing the experience haha

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 10, 2020

My roommate was at PWP SA--went to luxury box at Yankee stadium, firm party at that boathouse in Central Park, firm rented out PhD Midtown's rooftop at the beginning of the program, intern cooking competition, etc.

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 10, 2020

We made our interns compete to see who could eat a dozen doughnuts fastest. Sounds better than the shit listed here.

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May 10, 2020

The thought of DB making its interns do a dunkin donut eating contest while other banks take their kids to private islands etc made me choke on my drink.

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  • VP in PE - LBOs
May 10, 2020

lmao DB wishes. They can't afford the doughnuts.

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  • Intern in Non-profit
May 10, 2020

Last summer Jefferies CEO held an intern party at his penthouse in manhattan. It was ridiculous. Nicest home I have ever been to. More like a cocktail event tho

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May 10, 2020

It's @handlerrich.

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May 11, 2020
Intern in Non-profit:

Last summer Jefferies CEO held an intern party at his penthouse in manhattan. It was ridiculous. Nicest home I have ever been to. More like a cocktail event tho

Building is insane. 1 York

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 10, 2020

EB/MM > BB for this, just a headcount/cost thing

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

This is where being a Summer Associate was sick: some stuff was for all summers, but Associates got additional events and always first dibs on one-offs with partners. Among me and the boys from school: multiple games in crazy suites, firm parties on rooftops and rooftop bars, firm party at huge estate in CT, Hamptons trips, class LV trip with tables sponsored (not by the bank, you can prob figure out the company who sponsored), plus a lot of dinners and clubs in smaller groups. Kid in my banking class booked a blade walking out of his offer interview to celebrate.

Party doesn't stop either - at least for the 2nd year MBA -you take your 50-70k signing bonus and literally party for a year on every continent. It is not real life - grades don't matter and everyone is down to travel and party, and has the money to do it too.

damn I miss MBA

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May 11, 2020

where did you do your MBA?

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

M7

  • Business School in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

What bank was this? Sounds amazing!
My wild guess is PJT haha

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

Is this normal for B school?

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
May 12, 2020

Depends on who you hang out with and your situation, but yea fairly normal.

May 15, 2020

Honestly, I don't plan on leaving IB and got into it our of undergrad already, but multiple people have encourage me to get an MBA because its so much fun and they said that its literally worth the cost.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

HL does boat outing, bowling, a couple rented cocktail hours, and has an end of internship penthouse party at RX MD's place in Tribeca. All are for M&A and RX.

May 11, 2020

Canada or US?

May 11, 2020

Well given what's going on right now, I'm afraid the only perk you'll be looking forward to is zoom happy hour on Friday

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May 12, 2020

Where is the time for these events when you all are working 80-90 hours a week?

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May 12, 2020

Last I checked there were 168 hours in a week

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May 12, 2020

Yes but isn't it physically draining working those hours to have fun later? Also, we aren't including things such as commute/food/gym etc.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 12, 2020
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May 13, 2020
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 14, 2020