Intern F*%#ups Already

Buddy emailed me about a summer wearing a loud-ass tie on his first day -- in addition to a high-and-tight. lol.

Add any fuckups you've witnessed below.

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Comments (42)

Jun 8, 2017

Just a lot of entitled kids, its kind of annoying. I hear a lot of them talk among each other like theyre hot shit and like they know everything (they don't, they're interns) and that says a lot about their character. I feel like they think they need to be loud, try hard to act/dress the part and shit just to get noticed and make a lasting impression. At the end of the internship, I'll prob have more positive stuff to say about the interns who come in and grind, at least try to learn, and can hold their shit together when we drink, over the ones who just ask me when the next happy hour is and try to befriend me.
Related note: I actually look a lot younger than some of these interns (crazy, right), so they dont really think anything of it when I'm around so I overhear a lot of conversations. It's mostly innocent conversations, but I've heard some questionable shit. So a piece of advice to any interns reading this, someone is always watching/hearing so act accordingly.

Sorry for the rant.

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Jun 8, 2017

My favorite is summer associates loudly sucking up to anyone they can make verbal contact with. Subtle.

Jun 9, 2017

Yeah, I noticed this last summer when I was interning. Half the summer associates were robots

Jun 8, 2017

I'd say that's the most common and frustrating flaw an intern can have. You won't learn if you refuse to acknowledge that you need to learn and that people who are senior to you can teach you. Personally have a very hard time tolerating it.

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Jun 8, 2017

An intern put 2 sugars in my coffee, almost had to give him a spanking right there on the spot

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Jun 8, 2017

Give him some precedent data scrubbing instead.

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Jun 8, 2017

Some people just show no fucking respect for their superiors.

'I'm jacked... JACKED TO THE TITS!!'

Jun 9, 2017

..

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Jun 8, 2017

Going on WSO when they should be working

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Jun 8, 2017

You have to earn that privilege.

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Jun 8, 2017

True this. During my intern, I followed the holy mantra ingrained into me by my then MD: Underpromise and over-deliver. Once you're good, you're free to do WSO and watch youtube videos.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

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Jun 9, 2017

If only YouTube wasn't blocked...

Jun 9, 2017

Use Windscribe VPN. It's an extension, so works for PCs that block installation without admin rights.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

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Jun 9, 2017

My man.

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Jun 8, 2017

Just paddle their ass until they show they can't get it.

Jun 8, 2017

A high and tight? Is he in ROTC?

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Jun 8, 2017

Friend didn't say, but it sounded more like the Brooklyn version.

Jun 8, 2017

not going to lie, I had a pretty bad haircut (WAY too short on the sides) in my analyst days (actually considered just shaving my head, but figured that would look worse)

I remember one of the loudest associates at my firm spot me from ~50 feet in my cube and he screams across the floor:

"CURTIS!... You can't get away with that!!!" He proceeded to taunt me about my military background (of which I have none), when we were going to the barracks, etc...he was actually hilarious, so I didn't mind too much, but I pretty much was hiding for a few days.

...luckily my hair grows out fast, so only looked horrible for ~1 week...

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Jun 9, 2017

Well that sounds awful. Except if everything was with good conscience(ie in good mannered teasing) , if not. I don't know why you should put up with it

Jun 8, 2017

Two interns decided to gallivant around new york during a two hour lunch break in which they missed two opportunities from the staffers. Sucks to suck

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Jun 8, 2017

Lol

Jun 10, 2017

Lunch breaks? wtf are those? Eat at your desks you plebs.

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Jun 8, 2017

We have a girl intern on the ER floor.

Woke up last Sunday morning to see a facebook friend request sent from her around 3am....

While I wouldn't consider it a f*ck up, I still would have absolutely not done that to some of the good looking broads on the floor during my internship.

Lucky for her I didn't tell the guys to get a cheap laugh out of her thirstiness.

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Jun 8, 2017

Did u hit

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Jun 8, 2017

Does the pope shit in the woods?

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Jun 8, 2017

My guy

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Jun 8, 2017

pics or it didnt happen

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy

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Jun 8, 2017

That isn't a good comparison, because you're not good looking.

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Jun 8, 2017
BillyAckman:

That isn't a good comparison, because you're not good looking.

Agreed. It's not a fuck up until the clothes are off and you're on your back

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Jun 8, 2017

Your sister didn't seem to have any complaints

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Jun 8, 2017

Original. Further proof that no intern is lusting after you - you saggy, decrepit, would-be financier.

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Jun 9, 2017

lmao... and what is your deal? Crusading around online finance forums keeping total strangers egos in check? Please...

I'm 22 for reference, and carved out of wood

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Jun 9, 2017

No belt....

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Jun 9, 2017

Braces?!

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Jun 10, 2017
tsmiller7:

No belt....

NO BID.

Jun 10, 2017

Not this year, but a couple years ago we had a sophomore intern wear loafers with no socks, pants tailored to be completely above the shoe and show his ankles, no belt, and his shirt buttoned all the way up but with no tie.

That's not the main reason, but he did not return for his junior year.

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Jun 10, 2017

What a tool.

Jun 9, 2017

Even in the army a high and tight marked a tool.

Jun 9, 2017

If we have a solid Summer Analyst (whose been killing it) experience a novel fuckup in the office (and they're self confident enough) I'll tag them in job opportunities at Northwestern Mutual for Insurance Sales on LinkedIn.

"Always keep the options open!"

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