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Aug 21, 2021 - 12:12pm

SA's are for the summer before your last year of school. Therefore usually it would be before your senior year of college. If you do a one year MSF you could do an SA the summer between Undergrad and your MSF but not after graduating your MSF

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Aug 23, 2021 - 7:54pm

Just getting an IB interview from where you are at would be an exception. At this point what you're looking for is kindof an unrealistic miracle, unless you get into a good mba program. At this point all you can do is network extremely hard and see if someone helps you. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 21, 2021 - 8:48pm

Anything is possible in this universe, chief. You can feasibly convince SOME bank to give you a summer internship after you graduate. A lot of them (probably every known EB/BB/MM) have never done that before. You'd have to be a pretty spectacular candidate to convince them to change their long-standing norms. It's possible, just not probable.

Your better bet is finding some excuse to pitch that you're graduating December of next year, even if it's only a single 1 credit class you're taking in the fall (because SA 2022 is for Dec 22/May 23 grads) or just going for full time roles.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 21, 2021 - 9:41pm

Btw you can use some "creative license" to pull this off. If you get the SA, perform well, your coworkers love you and give you a return offer, I don't think HR even checks graduation date during onboarding. Even in the 1% chance they did, you say "oh I fully intended to graduate in December when I applied but ended up fulfilling all requirements by May and finishing early." 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 21, 2021 - 11:40pm

Excuse me for being stupid then. I thought OP graduated next May. I've seen multiple people delay graduation to December by taking 1 class their final fall just to accommodate an SA.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 22, 2021 - 12:46am

No, banks will not consider you for SA roles now that you've graduated. You need to get a relevant job for 1 year then lateral into IB.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 22, 2021 - 2:56am

No. They will not consider you for an SA. You must lateral as a full time hire (easy after 1 year) or get in via MBA (very easy). You will not get in via SA

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Aug 23, 2021 - 2:03am

You can hurl insults, you can talk trash on the internet, but the facts remain the facts. You've told us 1) you have two non-target degrees 2) you couldn't secure an IB job out of school 3) you've had zero success applying for experienced IB roles. I've simply said you can lateral into IB after 1 year when you actually have solid experience (assuming your current role is valuation/corporate development/transaction-related) or after an MBA. Both are great options. I'm rooting for you!

All of us got this job by occasionally accepting hard feedback with grace... or because of diversity programs...... or because our daddy was an MD. 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Aug 23, 2021 - 12:12pm

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