Bunch of Questions relating to Recruiting from a Noob

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  1. What's the role of HR? Are they the ones to analyze resumes first, or does it go straight to bankers?
  2. Will commercial/private banking internships help in landing a summer internship at a BB?
  3. I was going through Penn's career survey reports a couple months ago and saw that a ton ended up either in BO or PWM. How common is that for top schools? [sorry if this is really noobish, but i'm genuinely curious. don't have any experience regarding this.]
  4. PWM internships - are they good enough to land an SA gig at a BB?

Comments (7)

Jun 22, 2011

Are my questions THAT noobish? :(

lol, please guys, I'd really appreciate any and all responses.

Jun 22, 2011

You aren't getting responses because these questions have been asked hundreds of times. I hate to be that guy but...use the search function.

Jun 22, 2011

I'll bite:

  1. Usually depends, a lot of times HR screens resumes and bankers take it from there. A reccomendation from a banker usually puts your resume in a separate pile though
  2. If you can get it in sophomore or freshman year than yes, at least from what I have seen. Getting a commercial banking job as a junior and converting it to an FT in IBD will be a bit tougher, but far from impossible
  3. I notice you aren't in university yet, and as someone who fell into this trap in freshman year, the most important lesson you can learn is that going to a great school doesn't mean you are gaurenteed a job, or even an interview. Plenty of people slack off, realize maybe IBD isn't for them, and decide to do other things. Its not a big deal, and it doesn't affect your chances unless you let it, hustle from day 1.
  4. I think thats the path most taken to get an SA at a BB, but certainly not the only way.
Jun 22, 2011

Please stop saying "noobish." I can't believe people are on this board pre-college.

Jun 22, 2011

@thatsracist: Thanks man. That was very helpful, and I appreciate you taking the time out to guide me. I'm definitely not expecting the job search to be easy, and therefore I'm looking into several careers/majors, and hopefully I'll have a good sense of direction by the end of next year. Thanks again!

@analystforhire: What's the point of your post, man? If you don't want to help, why post AT ALL? Seriously, can't a guy even ask a question about recruiting without people jumping all over him for doing so?

Jun 22, 2011
  1. Precisely
  2. Yes
  3. What
  4. They are slowly starting to get old...good if you are at a non-target to build brand reg. I'd go for boutique shops if you are at a target so you can actually get deal exposure.
Jun 22, 2011