Interns should "have a good attitude and ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS..."
So before any internship banking or not they tell you to ask a lot of questions and be eager to learn. Does anybody ever feel that you asking so much questions, specifically asking them if you could help them with anything becomes pointless sometimes?/
During both internships I've had (BB and MM, one IB one BO) this has happened - for example during the IB one (where there was no formal process) I ask around to everyone if I can help them with anything - they all say no they're "good" (probably because they don't want to teach you and give you the responsibility).
So I sit around read random finance crap and do nothing. I ask again, get the same answer. But at certain point when I don't ask because I feel I've bothered them enough.
I want to shine / stand out / or at least do a great job but a lot of times the people around you, the environment, culture, the organization, or the deal flow doesnt give you the opportunity to do so. But the responsibility ultimately comes back to me.
Anybody ever face the same sort of situation? Describe your experiences here.