EQ Research internship, want switch to IBD

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I am doing a research internship at a BB in HK. However, I am more interested in IBD (I dont mind the hours). I was wondering 2 things

1 if anyone know any BB (Preferred) that have China practice in the USA that I should look into

2 how difficult would it be for me (decent B-school MBA, average gpa, background etc) for an EQ Research intern to find a full time IBD offer (at preferably a BB). I think my goal is that I want to get into any china practice (but in the USA). Although this is not crucial, I just feel like I prefer the IBD work more. I understand this is all very challenging.

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Aug 7, 2011

Do you have any IB contacts at your current bank? Have you had any vetting assignments during your internship where you were on calls/meetings with bankers? Probably not long enough to develop any kind of working relationship during an internship, but it would be pretty useful...I know that if I somehow wanted to switch within my first year in ER, the first thing I would do is reach out to them, even if it's just for advice.

Aug 7, 2011

what are your other qualifications

Aug 7, 2011

I'm a rising sophomore at an Ivy (not HYPW) hovering at 3.63, majoring in econ, so this is pretty much my first ugrad internship. Any suggestions?

Aug 7, 2011

Peninhand--- how did you land the internship as a freshman? Connections or cold-calling? Also, when did you apply? Thanks~

Aug 7, 2011

Just be prepared when the interviewer asks "Why IBanking and not ER?"

Aug 7, 2011

ibhopeful, the internship was listed on my school's career services search. it's not really a well known firm to clear things up

Aug 7, 2011

sure it will, that's the point of an internship, to find out what you like and don't like.

Aug 7, 2011

you're pretty insecure, aren't you?

Aug 7, 2011

i am thinking Spencer Clarke and you go to Columbia.

Aug 7, 2011

afraid not, Mr.Determined

Jul 11, 2020
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