Cowen 2021 SA

Didn't see a thread for Cohen 2021... anyone have more information on their recruiting process/who their targets are

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 2, 2020 - 3:13pm

about to start my SA stint with Cowen. My superday was not very technical at all, I was mostly asked about interest in the coverage group I was interviewing for along with industry specific valuation methodologies

  • Intern in Other
Jun 10, 2020 - 11:47pm

went through the process last year. made it to superday but didn't get an offer. got asked standard technicals (probably a little easier than first round, but that could've just been my particular interviewers). a few brainteasers as well. probably 15 min of techs/brainteasers and 15 min of behaviorals that just turned into a conversation

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020 - 3:11pm

anyone know if cowen does interviews in waves? for those of you who have had interviews, do yall go to targets?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 20, 2020 - 9:38am

Heard the Detroit office might be the best for focusing on pure M&A, that team closes a ton of MM deals each year, mostly industrials

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 15, 2020 - 4:58pm

Not sure how many of you this applies to, but Cowen Detroit (Birmingham) has already had first and second rounds, as well as at least one Superday.

  • Intern in CorpFin
Jul 24, 2020 - 5:50pm

Some Cowen superdays happened over the last week and will occur this coming week. Will be continued superdays through August until all spots are filled. Process seems pretty unstructured and handled more on a rolling basis. Wouldn't read that much into our HR being unresponsive / lag between interviews, except that our HR team is mediocre lol. Had to chase them on a few very good candidates myself. Good luck!

Source: I work at Cowen and have been helping with recruitment.

Aug 1, 2020 - 3:17am

I had a first round of very gentle technicals almost two weeks ago, but I haven't heard anything from HR since then... followed up a few days ago. Has anyone else had a first round and just not heard anything since? Should I continue networking with people in the meantime?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Aug 1, 2020 - 4:12am

i'm in the same spot. Going to continue to network and hopefully it'll pan out for us

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 19, 2020 - 3:26pm

bump. Haven't heard anything but haven't received a rejection. 

Sep 4, 2020 - 4:59pm

Recently did a super day with them and thought I'd help out.

First round: highly technical, the interviewer will follow up on questions they ask you to test your comprehension. Familiarize yourself with valuation methodologies and the upsides/downfalls to them. Know concepts such as "What are some potential downfalls when looking at precedent transactions?" 

Superday: Almost entirely behavioral. Only technical I got asked here was about depreciation increasing by $20. There was one brainteaser. Other questions were "why this location, why Cowen, why banking, as well as some situational behaviorals".

Sep 10, 2020 - 6:24am

From what I know, SF and NY just sent out offers for the TMT group (3 interns each location with some people on the waitlist). Can't confirm on the other groups but I believe C&R is done too.

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