Investment Banks open to a January start

I decided to create this thread because many students especially international ones graduating in December need to have an earlier start because of emigration requirements. I think it will generally be useful for people, please feel free to comment with suggestions as to banks you know have been flexible in the past. I only know of Jefferies having applications with a January start last year. 

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Sep 14, 2021 - 5:05pm

would those usually be posted application forms or they simply tap their formed pipeline on the shoulder 

and what is your success with emailing recruiters (I do not have any)

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 8, 2021 - 11:51pm

Why not just chill before the normal date? Unless you need the money I guess. 

Sep 12, 2021 - 9:58pm

international students can only have 90 days of unemployment before the job offer starts and after graduation, there is still time but the pressure is always on

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Sep 9, 2021 - 12:30am

Generally speaking, especially under your circumstances, most banks will accommodate early starts when possible. 

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Sep 16, 2021 - 6:56pm

Generally it starts with a conversation with HR asking if you're able to start early. You could also ask an analyst / associate on that team if they'd be good with you starting early. If they are supportive then it could be helpful to take their view to HR.

I wouldn't worry too much about asking though. There isn't really a negative outcome other than them saying "no" and having you start with the rest of your analyst class. 

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Sep 15, 2021 - 1:19am

I think they will be somewhat at the same level of competitiveness. Fewer applicants but I am sure the no. of spots is also fewer for the Jan start vs. the July start. 

  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Sep 17, 2021 - 11:07am

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