Citi Sophomore Leadership Program - 2021

Apps have been open for a bit but kicking off this thread. Deadline is early Sept. Anyone know when the process kicks off?

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020 - 5:25pm

Was fall last year. Things didn't kick off until after apps closed.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020 - 7:23pm

Pretty sure the apps were open this time last year if not the same time. Citi SLP is one of the earlier soph programs to recruit.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Aug 20, 2020 - 6:41pm

Definitely not diversity only, but kids who did freshman discovery diversity program get guaranteed first rounds usually.

Source: work at Citi

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 25, 2020 - 5:57pm

According to the recruiter at the info session at the Citi Freshman Discovery Diversity Program, it's "diversity focused." 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Aug 27, 2020 - 1:17pm

Did program this summer, going back for 2021. It's not exclusively for diversity but it is heavily diversity focused. Apps aren't reviewed until after application deadline 

Sep 14, 2020 - 4:39pm

This sounds like a dumb question but I had a VP send over my CV to recruiting. Is this considered as a referral or is that different? When someone at Morgan Stanley referred me, I got an email saying specifically that they had referred me but I've got nothing from Citi so far.

Sep 21, 2020 - 4:31pm

As per email I just got, it looks like we'll here back by end of October ...

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Oct 5, 2020 - 11:30am

Just got email about first rounds this week Wed-Fri for BCMA, says 2 phone interviews no more than 20 mins each

Curious how many make it to first rounds // if this is the stage where they cut a lot of people out?  Also not sure if it's different for this first group since it's accelerated for those who did the FDD program over the summer

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 5, 2020 - 2:22pm

Congrats man. I was not in FDD and have not heard back yet. Good luck tho you got this!

Oct 8, 2020 - 2:56pm

Did anyone get confirmation email after picking area of interest? I keep getting email to do this even though I have submitted my area of interest.

Oct 8, 2020 - 3:30pm

Thank you, just curious, are you still getting emails to to pick an area even though it says "thank you for filling this out" when you click on the link?. Just a little nervous as the deadline to pick an interest in Oct 11th and I just want to make sure that it went through. 

Oct 13, 2020 - 8:29pm

So do a majority of the total spots go to people who did that program? And will people outside of the program find out soon if they got an interview? 

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 26, 2020 - 9:58pm

Why don't we all chill out a bit. If someone has actual updates, sweet. Asking for updates every 10 minutes wont fix anything. And if it turns out we all got dinged, sucks. But world moves on

Oct 27, 2020 - 12:45pm

they definitely did not fill up the spots with FDD kids, they pushed a lot of FDD to EID so that non FDD ppl can get in as well. FDD people heard back 1-2 weeks ago so they should be moving forward with reg apps soon. keep in mind there's also ~0.6% acceptance rate for this program so don't be too upset about it and look at other opportunities if possible

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 29, 2020 - 1:07pm

Diversity at a non Citi target. I applied for IBD track

Oct 29, 2020 - 8:57am

I think everyone should relax; only one anonymous post said they got anything non-FDD. We all selected different divisions to interview with also, they could be doing things differently. Wait out this week and next and see what happens.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 3, 2020 - 9:03am

Yeah man, I feel like if we didn't hear back at this point it's over, but I really don't know anymore.

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Nov 3, 2020 - 6:28pm

I don't think IBD first rounds have come out yet, or there would be a lot more people commenting here. One person commenting doesn't really say too much.

Nov 4, 2020 - 4:34pm

Recruiter said expect to hear back mid-late November. I lowkey think this will be when rejections are sent, and recruiting is wrapped cuz some people already are getting first rounds here.

  • Prospect in IB - ECM
Nov 9, 2020 - 10:28pm

i had a capital markets superday friday idk if that helps at all

  • Prospect in S&T - Other
Nov 12, 2020 - 12:29am

Some offers for S&T have been given. Not sure how many have been accepted or how many remain.

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