Beard as an Intern

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.

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May 12, 2019 - 8:57am

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 - 4:56pm

Just shave it for the interview in the rare case you get a super conservative interviewer. Wouldn't worry about it once you have the offer though. You're probably overthinking this imo

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