Beard as an Intern

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Rank: Chimp | 8

I'm currently in recruitment season for a winter IB internship,and really don't want to get rid of my beard as my face looks substantially better with it. I maintain it fairly regularly (see picture to get an idea of how it looks) and have held other related finance roles at banks with a beard (not banking).

So far I have been networking with individuals at the analyst level all the way to directors and recruiters who have been giving me positive feedback to expect interviews, but I was wondering if its completely necessary to shave it off for the actual interview.

Comments (3)

May 5, 2019

Don't think people will care if you have a beard as long as you come across as intelligent/hardworking during the interview. Doesn't seem like a big deal to me...

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May 12, 2019

Thanks Sully, I've heard it could be an automatic ding (particularly at more conservative banks) but I wanted to get some more insight as banks may be more openminded about facial hair now. I'd appreciate any additional insight from you guys on the forum.

May 12, 2019
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