How many people have been reaching out to you guys (have seen my inbounds low)

Had been thinking about how other analysts / VPs have seen changes in number of student networking requests this past year compered to others. I went to a non target and personally only get ~2 emails a week at a mid tier BB Citi / BAML M&A

Has the number of students trying to network this year been lower because of COVID?

Also, having talked to people n my group about their networking requests it seemed as if on overwhelming number of candidates we've spoken with have awkward calls / don't seem polished. Out of all the emails, how many do you typically respond to, and what percentage of the calls go well and you actually feel comfortable passing the guy along?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 7, 2021 - 10:25pm

Once we got the email that we would start taking applications in July, a couple of the second years have mentioned that this year's emails to our bank have decreased a bit from last cycle.

Apr 8, 2021 - 8:33am

My alumni response has been strong, but there's not a crazy amount in banking so I ran out of contacts pretty fast. My focus has been primarily on creating new relationships with as many people as possible regardless of alumni status.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 7, 2021 - 10:38pm

lol I've been getting a ton of those... but was asking about networking call requests for perspective SA

Apr 8, 2021 - 9:21am

I'd imagine it's highly dependent on how well-known your bank is and its size (BB vs EB).

BB's take ~100 FT analysts a year meaning the number of prospective students reaching out is probably lower per person than that of an EB which might take closer to ~25-40. Personally haven't seen a drop off in my numbers, if anything it's prob only gone up 

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