How do you get an internship at any investment bank?

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Are all target colleges only Ivy? If you go to a public college how would someone get an investment banking internship? What would be the first step of getting an internship?

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Mar 21, 2020

Networking. There's really no way around it

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Mar 21, 2020

Set up a LinkedIn account, connect with bankers and have networking calls/coffee chats. Also send cold emails and do cold calls to boutiques.

Mar 21, 2020

What do you mean by cold calls or emails?

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Mar 21, 2020

Certain public universities have strong presence and place well. As others have said, networking is essential.

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Mar 21, 2020

There are non-Ivy targets depending on the bank. I doubt there will be any info sessions bc of COVID-19, but if some had planned on visiting campus you can ask someone in the career center for contact info.

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Mar 22, 2020

Keep up a high GPA, leadership positions or other activities to show you have high initiative and to stand out in freshman year, sophomore internship, be ready for interview Qs, and to echo posts above: network, network, network.

  • Prospect in Other
Mar 22, 2020

What is considered a high GPA

Mar 22, 2020

Depending on the majors and universities. In business (accounting, finance, economics) at non-target universities, where my kids attend, I heard a high GPA means as close to 4.0 as possible, especially if you are in freshmen and sophomore years. However, high GPA may mean 3.3 in some of the engineering majors when profs do not curve at all and are notoriously tough graders.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Mar 22, 2020
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