How should I best prepare for a summer internship? I am going to be working at a BB, so what can I do now in order to really stand out this summer?
What do interns do most of the day? Create pitchbooks? Do they model often? Excel?
I am thinking about going to some modeling class, but it'll cost me about $100 bucks. Is it worth it?
how to prepare for investment banking internship
Relax and enjoy the payoff of your hard work! It's important to reflect on the accomplishment as plenty more hard work lies ahead. If you want to be ahead of the curve then keep reading.
Brush up on your accounting, valuation, modeling. Brushing up on your account will be extremely beneficial because it's the foundation of your work in finance. Learning valuation and modeling is going above and beyond. Learning a little bit about each subject will help you absorb the new concepts quicker on the job.
Keep up to date on industry news by reading publications like DealBook, the economist, wall street journal etc. If you already know the industry that you will be covering then read up on it too. Knowing some of the technical terms and a high-level view of the industry can only help.
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For efficiency, brush up excel and powerpoint. Knowing some keyboard shortcuts/macros for each program may help you churn out work faster than your peers.
Finally, be teachable and have a great attitude. Going into your internship with a positive attitude despite your workload/ stress can really set you apart. Being a competent and pleasant person to work with overall is a very desirable thing.
- acknowledge your accomplishment
- Brush up on accounting and dabble in modeling/valuation
- Keep up to date on industry news
- Learn to work with excel and powerpoint efficiently
- Be pleasant to work with