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Jan 18, 2010

Should be same as other BB superdays. Just know technicals, basic finance stuff. Not too hard.

Jan 19, 2010

Just to clarify, this is for full-time jobs. This is the alternate Super Day being held in a few weeks.

Jan 19, 2010

My friend had an interview last December and he said they talked about Pittsburgh Steelers for half an hour.

Jan 19, 2010

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ i bet your friend didn't get the job

for my first ever interview i talked about van halen the entire 30 mins, thought i'd gotten on very well with the interviewer. lo and behold, i got dinged.

Jan 19, 2010

I had my on campus last Friday. Also talked to some alum at the group before hand.
*) Be cool: don't ramble, be terse & to the point ^^^ don't talk about VH & Steelers for 15 min.
*) They are going to try to get you on bs in your resume, so if you can't back something up on the fly take it off.
*) They will ask technicals if you claim some sort of finance background, so know your three parts of the balance sheet blah blah.
*) Say how much you want a global experience, they're amped on that for some reason.

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Jan 19, 2010

What type of accounting questions can I expect?

Jan 19, 2010

how a transaction affects the 3 major financial statements.

Jan 19, 2010

How much money did we lose this quarter? (Answer is the equivalent of the GDP of Namibia)

Sep 24, 2010
monkeyman2010:

How much money did we lose this quarter? (Answer is the equivalent of the GDP of Namibia)

CLASSIC!

I've got nothing against Citi, but this was too funny to pass up.

Jan 19, 2010

I attended the IBD Superday in October. Three interviews, one interviewer responsible for a different topic:

First--> Standard technical questions mixed in with thoughts about macro events (where do you see the economy heading, etc..)

Second--> Behavioral; had a set of questions that he had to ask (how do you judge your success thus far in life, etc). As well as walk through resume.

Third--> Seemed to focus on "why citi" and other general banking/business questions (in your opinion rank the importance of innovative products, etc to customers). I'll echo the above statement regarding the "global" aspect of Citi here like the above poster said; interviewer seemed to focus on that.

All in all, not bad and not too different from first round (though my first round was a lot more technical fire/answer format than my superday).

Good luck

Sep 25, 2010

When was the first-round?

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Sep 25, 2010

Just an informal interview on the phone, nothing serious.

Sep 25, 2010

Seems early, which means it's likely to be an accelerated interview. Odds are in your favor.

Nothing is true; everything is permitted.

Sep 25, 2010

What school do you go to @greensboro? Target, semi-target, non-target? When was the first round? on-campus or on your own networking efforts?

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Sep 25, 2010

I am a junior at a small liberal arts college, not a target school as far as I know. I just feel like its hard to believe that it is a final round. I don't really know what to expect. How many superdays does a firm like Citi hold for investment banking summer analysts?

Sep 25, 2010

anyone heard back?

Sep 25, 2010

From friday? a guy ik there told me im waitlisted and offers went out.

Sep 25, 2010
Horeton:

From friday? a guy ik there told me im waitlisted and offers went out.

yea i got the offer friday afternoon, not sure if im gunna take it tho. Citi culture sucks, i have a buddy that summered there and he hated it

Jan 19, 2010

I think the above post is right on. Definitely know how to answer the "why Citi" question; emphasize the bank's international presence. For my Citi Superday I read the Mergeres & Inquisitions 200 Q&A for IBD interviews. I can honestly say it is the best guide out there that I found, so I highly recommend you get it.

In the end, though, you need to have great communication skills with your interviewers and feel confident when answering the questions. Regardless of how many guides you read, you only improve your interviewing skills through practice. So definitely schedule a mock interview or practice with a buddy before you travel.

Good luck.

Sep 25, 2010

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Sep 25, 2010

fair mix of both technical and behavioral

Sep 25, 2010

Internship. So you would say 50/50?

Feb 16, 2010

Just got my offer today for a SA position. I can confirm everything that has been said above. The M&I interview guide was money.

Sep 25, 2010

ibd or cmo?

Sep 25, 2010

can't be ibd questions

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Sep 25, 2010

Sales & Trading...

Sep 25, 2010

It's the same as any other interview you have as a junior. Know all current events, know financial markets and economic news, know recent deal and m&a, have 2 long and 2 short ideas, be able to walk through your story in 30 sec., be able to talk about anything you put in your resume, have a strong pitch why S&T, why sales vs. trading without seeming to stubborn on one, which products you prefer and why, how does a y of your experience make you a good candidate for S&T.

Not really sure what the purpose of this question is. Whether its Citi, GS, JP, etc. it's all the same.

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Sep 23, 2010

I have a Citi superday as well coming up in a few weeks. Any tips other than the ones above. So the M&I guide is worth purchasing? Im about to pull the trigger.

Thanks so much guys for all the help here, seriously w/o WSO I wouldn't have 4 superdays already. I didn't even land first rounds last year.

Sep 25, 2010

this year you should focus on Why Citi and show your knowledge of the Citi business model

Sep 25, 2010

Know the following: dcf, comps, any technicals on ur resume, basics of ur deals, economics, some thoughts on current market conditions, simple way to explain what bankers do

if it is a first round, it should basically be 30 mins. why u, why banking, why Citi, and as the above poster said the citi business model.

I'm making it up as I go along.

Sep 25, 2010

to know the answer to is: why the hell do you want to be in banking in this kind of market?

Expect that one. See you there. Good luck.

Sep 25, 2010

I PMed you... and I have a general offer for any students currently interviewing for BB positions - if you PM me the name of your interviewers, I can send you some information that can help you get the position; strategy has worked well for me in the past.

Sep 25, 2010

My Citi interview was one of the more technical ones, that was on par with Lazard and GS (for non targets that is)

The Citi girl went into bonds quite a bit (for an IBD spot), but did the normal ring around with DCF, comparables and general valuation questions.

I would just prepare as much as you can technically, and hopefully your fine on the fit part (comes naturally I think...)

Congrats on having an interview in this environment though...

Sep 25, 2010

The structure is 4 half hour interviews. Any more insight?

Sep 25, 2010

Yep! know your DCF, what an IB is, and what you will be doing in the job..

Just curious, girlbanker, have they called you back yet?

Jun 28, 2018

Hey man,

I am a rising penultimate year student about to apply for SA positions next summer as well (2019). Could you direct me to the WSO forums which helped you in the process of getting four superdays?

Sep 23, 2010

To Aces High, how did you get offered a SA position if applications haven't even opened yet? Insider contact?

Sep 25, 2010

SA at Citi, got FT offer, PM away

Sep 25, 2010

I've got a friend at a school that regional offices recruit from; last I heard, interviews start early next week sometime.

Sep 25, 2010

Citi la just ended today

Sep 25, 2010

Citi tech is friday

Sep 23, 2010

Looks like that was in February for this past summer....

Sep 25, 2010

have they done first rounds already for NY?

Sep 25, 2010

when do you return from abroad?

Sep 25, 2010

I went through it for FT IBD this year. Mix of technical, behavioral, and general "fit" questions.

Sep 25, 2010

How many different threads did you just start? One for each interview? Have you thought of searching?

"I'm not sure what the four 9's do, but the ace, I think, is pretty high."

Sep 25, 2010

why are you so lazy? you couldnt do any research on your own at all?

Sep 24, 2010

I have a superday as well coming up, does anyone know the groups/products out of Chicago? Does Citi execute out of Chicago?

Sep 25, 2010

bump

Sep 25, 2010

Look over an interview guide, read the journal and dealbook to get a pulse for the transactions that have been completed in the space and ideally by Citi. Know and be able to succinctly articulate why you want to work in banking and why you want to work at Citi...

Sep 25, 2010

thanks for the advice. Anyone else?

Sep 25, 2010

what superday are you at? 21st?

Sep 25, 2010

anyone hear back from the superday on friday?

Sep 25, 2010

bump. not yet. Anyone hear back from the superday on friday?

Sep 25, 2010

@ whartonite12 and NYCiti - Citi corporate banking superday last friday?

Sep 25, 2010

investment banking

Sep 25, 2010

Anyone? A friend of mine was at the superday.

Sep 24, 2010

Citi superday october 8?

Sep 25, 2010

Can you elaborate? I was there too. Still nothing. Though they said it would take a week...but yeah, they probably already chose their top candidates. What a bummer...

Sep 25, 2010

i was there on the 24th of october for a trading superday, anyone heard from them yet?

Sep 25, 2010

just got rejection phone call. fuck you nicole!

Sep 25, 2010

haha good to hear nicole still works there

Sep 25, 2010

that has to be a shitty job, calling everyone telling them they are rejected

Sep 25, 2010

Might not make a lot of sense to flame people in HR given the current job market. Really isn't a surprise you were rejected. You will have a hard time finding employment anywhere better then red lobster with that sort of attitude.

Sep 25, 2010

i have an offer, thanks. and it's an anonymous forum, moron. it's a great idea.

does anyone here understand the concept of a joke? christ i could not imagine sitting with a douche like slicksac in the office, do people like him really get hired? lol

Sep 25, 2010

I could not imagine sitting with a douche like LucaBrasi_got_WACCed who overreacts to a simple piece of insight.

Sep 25, 2010

How is "fuck Nicole!!!" a joke? Your humor is fucking off.

Sep 25, 2010

are any of you guys going to BofA's ibd superday on friday? this might be everyone's last chance to get into a top-tier firm, although i haven't figured out why they're still hiring.

Sep 25, 2010

you guys shouldve applied to ops when you had the chance...

Sep 25, 2010
studentx:

you guys shouldve applied to ops when you had the chance...

umm... except not. there are a hundred things i'd do outside finance than take a back office position in operations

Sep 25, 2010

pays well and easy as fuck , WSO has given people a way too negative view of it.

Sep 25, 2010

They extended an offer to 3 people of the ~40 kids who interviewed. Apparently, decisions were made on Friday and those who did get an offer were notified yesterday.

Sep 25, 2010

3/40? no way that number is accurate

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