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Nov 30, 2011 - 10:39pm

In regards to applying to two locations I've always been told it's fine but they expect you to select just one after the first round interview. This is in the context of NYC vs Houston though. May be different internationally.

Dec 7, 2011 - 1:47pm
BrokenBanana:
rossgs210, did you hear back from MS?

I was told after my first round interview with MS last weekend that they might let us know by the end of this week for second round...

Dec 12, 2011 - 12:30am
Gubaidulina:
BrokenBanana:
rossgs210, did you hear back from MS?

I was told after my first round interview with MS last weekend that they might let us know by the end of this week for second round...

did you interview in person or over the phone w/ ms?

Dec 9, 2011 - 7:24am

hi guys anyone received a first round invite for barcap ibd? mine seems to be a skype interview... with an avp. is this normal?? i would've thought it would be a phone interview with analysts/associates

Dec 12, 2011 - 10:32pm

does it look bad to apply to many different locations for the same BB (all IB tho, not IB and then CM and S&T)

ex: UBS LA
UBS San Fran healthcare
UBS NY financial sponsors group
UBS Chicago

my thought, would just increase my chances for all these different groups applying to, but now might show im not stable or dnt knw what i want? truth is, il work in a basement if i learn M&A from a BB IB, so ya i dnt care where i am, i just want the experience!

Dec 12, 2011 - 10:35pm

does it look bad to apply to many different locations for the same BB (all IB tho, not IB and then CM and S&T)

ex: UBS LA
UBS San Fran healthcare
UBS NY financial sponsors group
UBS Chicago

my thought, would just increase my chances for all these different groups applying to, but now might show im not stable or dnt knw what i want? truth is, il work in a basement if i learn M&A from a BB IB, so ya i dnt care where i am, i just want the experience!

Dec 15, 2011 - 7:15pm
algorhythm:
did interview with barcap SNT, and socgen SNT last week. any news on ACs coming up?

got invite for GS SNT but the team never called within specified time lol... wtf?

So what are you going to do? Did you get it rescheduled?

Dec 15, 2011 - 10:47pm
Shadymonkey:
algorhythm:
did interview with barcap SNT, and socgen SNT last week. any news on ACs coming up?

got invite for GS SNT but the team never called within specified time lol... wtf?

So what are you going to do? Did you get it rescheduled?

an associate emailed me rescheduling it.

Dec 14, 2011 - 12:13pm
algorhythm:
do you guys know if different divisions get recruited via separate methods? and then all applicants pooled together for Superday?

Yes, as far as I know, recruiting is separate for different divisions.

Dec 14, 2011 - 12:32pm

Submitted my Barcap and Citi asia apps on November 29. Both still say "still under consideration". I see ppl have been getting 1st rounds..Anybody know what that means for me? Rejected?? Waitlisted? Or still hope for a 1st round interview?

Dec 14, 2011 - 1:08pm

i think they're still giving out interviews.my friend got a CS interview two weeks before i was notified of mine. so hang in there :) maybe in the next couple of days

but barcap interviewer did say that they're going to notify of second round by early next week.

Dec 14, 2011 - 1:11pm
moose58:
i think they're still giving out interviews.my friend got a CS interview two weeks before i was notified of mine. so hang in there :) maybe in the next couple of days

but barcap interviewer did say that they're going to notify of second round by early next week.

Awesome thanks for letting me know. Still kinda weird how my app is still under consideration though......was wondering if you can let me know what was asked in the interview and how it went. can you pm me or reply? thanks!

Dec 14, 2011 - 9:13pm
algorhythm:
i heard JPM has already done first round, even singapore is doing second round already

Hi Algorhythm, you sure JPM done first round???? I dont understand since I am chosen by almost all the top four for first round but JPM dinged me that is just.......sad...
Dec 14, 2011 - 9:56pm
moose58:
has anyone heard from ubs, citi, baml or deutsche yet? i know citi's deadline was monday but ubs' deadline was like a month ago....

hey moose i emailed ubs on monday asking what's up and they said that they'll get the shortlist out by mid-dec

Dec 14, 2011 - 10:47pm

For all of you guys who haven't gotten a 1st round interview yet:

When you log into your application, do you see that you got rejected or do you see that "your app is under consideration" Because all of my apps are still under consideration...

Dec 14, 2011 - 10:55pm
coldplayfan:
For all of you guys who haven't gotten a 1st round interview yet:

When you log into your application, do you see that you got rejected or do you see that "your app is under consideration" Because all of my apps are still under consideration...

i heard that some statuses stay like that even after offers are out. i'm guessing the banks aren't very good at changing those...

Dec 14, 2011 - 10:58pm
moose58:
btw, do you guys know how many rounds the interviews are? just first round and super day or is there an extra round in between?

I think first round and then super day.
By the way, how much time does a typical analyst spend on building models in locations like Hong Kong comparing to places like London NY or Singapore?

Dec 14, 2011 - 11:18pm
Papagogo:
moose58:
btw, do you guys know how many rounds the interviews are? just first round and super day or is there an extra round in between?

I think first round and then super day.
By the way, how much time does a typical analyst spend on building models in locations like Hong Kong comparing to places like London NY or Singapore?

according to my interviewer the barcap superday is next for successful ppl who made it after telephone interview.

Dec 15, 2011 - 1:08am
rossgs210:
my recruiting season has been a total failure so far. good luck everyone.

Quick question when did you submit your barcap app and when did they notify you about that 1st round interview??

Dec 15, 2011 - 1:20am
coldplayfan:
rossgs210:
my recruiting season has been a total failure so far. good luck everyone.

Quick question when did you submit your barcap app and when did they notify you about that 1st round interview??


sorry. i did not get the first round interview invitation.
Dec 14, 2011 - 11:12pm
Shadymonkey:
Sorry to hear that. But it's too early to give up just yet. There are still some good banks that haven't reached out, at least I am not aware.

thx for ur kind words. heard nothing from GS, JPM, CS or BarCap. im checking my inbox every 3-5 mins after midnight. the process is just excruciating.
Dec 15, 2011 - 12:10am
rossgs210:
Shadymonkey:
Sorry to hear that. But it's too early to give up just yet. There are still some good banks that haven't reached out, at least I am not aware.

thx for ur kind words. heard nothing from GS, JPM, CS or BarCap. im checking my inbox every 3-5 mins after midnight. the process is just excruciating.

hang in there, totally know what you mean haha, i check my emails at like 6am and then go back to sleep all this week haha

Dec 14, 2011 - 11:44pm

to: algorhythm

I did go to a big target (Top 5 IVY) and yes I did a investment banking internship at a Middle market at my sophomore year.... but obviously still JPM does not give me a shit although I got other big banks interviews...
I am 100% made in China and does not have any connection either

Dec 15, 2011 - 1:07am

So I guess its over for me and Asia summer IBD at MS, GS, Barcap, and Citi. Lol what a fail. I was hoping for just one 1 1st round phone interview.........

Good luck to everyone else though

Dec 15, 2011 - 4:58pm
moose58:
algorhythm:
just got invited to barcap ac (superday).

when did u do your first round?

my sign up options for telephone interview (assuming candidates are in a batch) was either dec. 2, dec. 6, or dec. 7.

i picked dec. 2, got a confirmation email that i sat the interview on dec. 5, got superday invite on dec. 15.

Dec 15, 2011 - 4:06am

Finally get JPM first round invite:
Here is mine:--ALL IBD ONLY
CS: First round done
JPM: First round invite
GS HK: First round done
GS BJ: First round in a few hours
MS: Second round in NY done few weeks ago
NOmura: SUper day invited
BAML: pending
DB: pending
UBS: pending
Citi:pending
Barcap: did not even apply because its recruiting event in NY sucks
Barcap NY: first round--through alumni

I assumed I will get all the other BB first round in HK. But those are all my second choice. I want GOLDMAN BEIJING the most!!

Dec 15, 2011 - 9:21am
Papagogo:
Finally get JPM first round invite:
Here is mine:--ALL IBD ONLY
CS: First round done
JPM: First round invite
GS HK: First round done
GS BJ: First round in a few hours
MS: Second round in NY done few weeks ago
NOmura: SUper day invited
BAML: pending
DB: pending
UBS: pending
Citi:pending
Barcap: did not even apply because its recruiting event in NY sucks
Barcap NY: first round--through alumni

I assumed I will get all the other BB first round in HK. But those are all my second choice. I want GOLDMAN BEIJING the most!!

just beware, my gs beijing interviews were all in mandarin, even the technical parts. >.

Dec 15, 2011 - 5:51am

Beijing has the strongest dealflow, hong kong is more like a supporting role when working on China deals. And beijing is also a great city! And you get global pay with high bonus with lower cost of living so will live like an avatar !!!!

Dec 15, 2011 - 12:46pm

Does anyone know how interviews are given out for summer asia IBD. Are the interviews done separately by locations (example: are candidates applying Barcap HK IBD matched up against other HK IBD candidates or all Asia) or are all locations given out at once?

Dec 15, 2011 - 6:23pm

to algorhythm: thanks!

just wondering, do u guys know if they do target and non target school recruiting together for asia?

Dec 16, 2011 - 1:03am
moose58:
to algorhythm: thanks!

just wondering, do u guys know if they do target and non target school recruiting together for asia?

moose when did u do your interview? i just finished my second phone interview this morning (interviewer's skype wasnt working). im frm a uk school.. and judging by algorhythm's status, im assuming non targets are later than the target schools' campus recruitment? it makes sense... they will always be the first cut -_-

Dec 16, 2011 - 1:10am
gnalk:
moose58:
to algorhythm: thanks!

just wondering, do u guys know if they do target and non target school recruiting together for asia?

moose when did u do your interview? i just finished my second phone interview this morning (interviewer's skype wasnt working). im frm a uk school.. and judging by algorhythm's status, im assuming non targets are later than the target schools' campus recruitment? it makes sense... they will always be the first cut -_-

i finished my interviews yesterday (i go to a u.s. target) and they said we should know by early next week.

recruiting's so hazy for asia haha. no specific timeline for any of the firms.

Dec 16, 2011 - 9:17am
gnalk:
moose58:
to algorhythm: thanks!

just wondering, do u guys know if they do target and non target school recruiting together for asia?

moose when did u do your interview? i just finished my second phone interview this morning (interviewer's skype wasnt working). im frm a uk school.. and judging by algorhythm's status, im assuming non targets are later than the target schools' campus recruitment? it makes sense... they will always be the first cut -_-

is this barcap?

Dec 15, 2011 - 10:59pm
Shadymonkey:
How are you guys doing on your interviews? I think I just got owned. LOL.

hahah sameee, there were a couple "hm... interesting" as answers from them.. lolol sadness, i feel like foreign interviewers are definitely more chillax than chinese ones.

Dec 16, 2011 - 3:29am
scholsey_18:
AC = assessment centre, which is the UK equivalent of superday
most banks have 1st rounds than final rounds, but some has another round in between.

anyway. i found the 1st rounds in Asia much more difficult than the UK ones. I almost got killed on a couple of occasions.

in terms of technicals? what kinda questions did they ask?

Dec 16, 2011 - 5:11am

it was mainly about exotic options. However it's because of my previous experience in S+T so I wouldn't worry too much if I were you :)

I miss the first rounds with HRs in the UK....all competency questions !

Dec 16, 2011 - 7:54am
BrokenBanana:
No its not global pay lol - that's why I asked. You get local pay, high taxes, etc. You might live comfortably, but not like a king.

Did you ask the interviewer?

Dec 16, 2011 - 12:48pm

i dont think barcap does target/non-target, at least not for UK unis
I'm from oxbridge and am still waiting for news after my first round...
also the earliest Trading+Structuring AC for London interns last year was full of people from the UK 'semi-targets'/'non-target'

DB and UBS were quite late in holding first rounds (think early/mid Jan) last year as well so I'm assuming it would be the same this year

Dec 19, 2011 - 11:28am

anyone heard back from final rounds yet? for cs, barcap, gs, and ms?

and gubaidulina, i'm not sure about gcm, but for ms ibd, they said they should have superday decisions this week, by christmas.

Jan 1, 2012 - 11:25pm
jellybeans:
Good luck to you too!

Too bad couldn't have met up at the superday, are you applying for a HK internship? i'm applying for one in singapore..

jelly beans how are you preparing for your AC? any snt links u can share?

Jan 4, 2012 - 6:36am
algorhythm:
jellybeans:
Good luck to you too!

Too bad couldn't have met up at the superday, are you applying for a HK internship? i'm applying for one in singapore..

jelly beans how are you preparing for your AC? any snt links u can share?

I've not yet had timeto prepare as i've got finals coming this monday!! Probably use google to look up some stuff. good luck in your prep!

Jan 3, 2012 - 9:48pm
notyetamonkey:
fc912:
GS IBD superday is out. 1/14 in NYC. I can't make it though. Email says to contact them if you can't make 1/14 and they'll arrange something. Does anyone know whether they have superdays in HK?

When was it out? Thx!!


The email was sent a couple hours before I posted here.
Jan 4, 2012 - 9:53am
algorhythm:
Matt919:
goldman hk snt second round invites coming out this week

how do u know?

I emailed someone on their HR team. He said invitations were being sent out throughout this week, and he made it sound as if superday will be next weekend.

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