Emailing Multiple Firms Not A Good Idea

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Apparently, some Penn undergrad sent this little gem out to several "senior employees" at various shops:

Blackballed Undergrad:

From: [Redacted Penn Undergrad]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4:41 PM
To: Senior employees at Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, KKR, Blackstone [example: Jonathan Gray], most other PE firms you can think of on Wall Street
Subject: University of Pennsylvania Senior interested in Analyst Position upon graduation

Hello,

My name is [redacted] and I will be graduating from the University of Pennsylvania this May. I am very interested in pursuing a career in investment banking upon graduation and I wanted to know if your firm would be hiring analysts this coming summer. I know you are busy and would appreciate any time you could give me. Thank you in advance and I hope to hear from you soon. My resume is attached.

Best regards

This is by far the dumbest job email I've seen in a while. Probably the most epic fail since jeffrey chiang. The guy doesn't even distinguish between IB and PE. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

Source: http://dealbreaker.com/2011/09/what-wall-street-ca...

Comments (13)

Sep 28, 2011

I guess it's bad because he sent out one mass email, rather than sending individual ones.

But beyond that, it's not like finance is such hot shit that everyone going to good schools absolutely must know the difference between Jeffries and KKR. This is not nearly close to what Jeffrey Chiang did - he was just a straight up asshole, this kid's just naive.

Sep 28, 2011
MagicKarp:

I guess it's bad because he sent out one mass email, rather than sending individual ones.

But beyond that, it's not like finance is such hot shit that everyone going to good schools absolutely must know the difference between Jeffries and KKR. This is not nearly close to what Jeffrey Chiang did - he was just a straight up asshole, this kid's just naive.

Everyone going to good schools don't need to know the difference between Jeffries and KKR, but someone applying to them does :)

Sep 28, 2011

He actually put the accent marks on "resume"? Douche.

Sep 29, 2011
JeffSkilling:

He actually put the accent marks on "resume"? Douche.

Why is he a douche for using the acute accent? Is that a bete noire to you?

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

Sep 28, 2011

lololol... a buddy just sent me the e-mail, after it had been forwarded and laughed at by at least 20 different firms (and that was just the chain before it got to me, I'm sure there are other chains). Needless to say, the kid is now the laughing stock of wall street

I think what is most hilarious that he sent the e-mail to at least 75 different people, not even using bcc to send them.. fucking moron.

Sep 28, 2011

I dont get what this kid did that deserves the level of humiliation of Jeffrey Chiang?

It was a stupid mistake that the kid didn't individually send out this email (and it was stupid to ask if a KKR, etc were hiring analysts?), but I highly doubt a lot of you on this site have a much better cold intro email. Besides just spamming an inbox, who the fuck cares? Laughing stock of wall street? Boy... must be a boring life on the Street right now.

Sep 28, 2011
Nobama88:

I dont get what this kid did that deserves the level of humiliation of Jeffrey Chiang?

It was a stupid mistake that the kid didn't individually send out this email, but I highly doubt a lot of you on this site have a much better cold intro email. Besides just spamming an inbox, who the fuck cares? Laughing stock of wall street? Boy... must be a boring life on the Street right now.

This kid is definitely not Jeffery Chiang by a long shot, but there has been a drought of such emails. I'll admit that I've had my fair share of job search flubs, but there is something about this kid's email that just makes me cringe. It smacks of inconsideration and taking the recipient's time for granted (no personalization).

Sep 28, 2011

This doesn't help the cause of the stereotyped entitled Ivy undergrads...

Sep 29, 2011

guess a name change is in order

Sep 29, 2011

apparently the kid is in a wheelchair

Sep 29, 2011
spartan119:

apparently the kid is in a wheelchair

Well way to take all the fun out of it...

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Sep 29, 2011

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Sep 29, 2011
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