Got HR Call Before Starting Internship - Reason to Worry or Not?

Hey folks! Quick question for you all - got and accepted an investment banking internship offer at a BB for the summer, and everything's going pretty smoothly. Then, last Friday, I got a call from HR about pre-employment stuff. I wasn't able to pick up the call or call them back during business hours, so I'll definitely do so on Monday.

But until then, I'm a little worried about that call from HR - it's possible that it was about something completely innocent, like a piece of paperwork that I forgot to fill out, but I'm concerned that something went wrong with my background check. I have a clean history, etc., but you never know with these things. Anyone have experience with this kind of situation and can shed some light on this? Thanks so much!

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Apr 14, 2019

These things happen pretty regularly - I wouldn't worry if you've got a clean background. Often the case that they couldn't get a previous employer to confirm your employment (some firms have a non-disclosure policy for contractors / interns) and so need you to self affirm: just means another piece of paperwork to complete.

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Apr 14, 2019

There's probably a form related to onboarding that you still have to fill out and they're chasing you on it.
Doubt it relates to the background check or anything bad, I wouldn't worry.

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Apr 14, 2019

It's very common

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Apr 16, 2019
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