Internship Without Getting Hired?

Hey guys,
So, to introduce myself, I am a junior at Perimeter college in Atlanta. I love investment banking and really think I could go bulge (think GS, CS, UBS, MS, BOA). The only issue is, dispute my previous internship at my dads insurance company, I was not placed this year. However, I was thinking, due to the shere number of interns, would it be possible to just walk in with them and pretend I was hired? I think due to my impressive skills, by the time they find out I don't actually work there, they'll want me to stay. Does anyone know if the banks are any good at figuring out whether someone was hired or not? Thanks for your help.

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Jun 28, 2019 - 5:35pm

Absolutely possible, a buddy of mine walked in with the intern class at a top BB and snuck right in. After 1 month of not being caught, he walked into the MDs office and sat at his desk. He has been an MD for the past 3 years now.

Jul 9, 2019 - 7:42am

Why yes, it is very achievable. In fact, many large investment banks use this loophole by sending fake interns to other banks to sabotage deal teams by "accidentally" #reffing out models and pretending to not know what the NASDAQ is.

I've heard receiving a top bucket bonus at GS is conditional upon several acts of sabotage as a fake intern at other investment banks.

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