Is the UBS Sophomore Analyst Program diversity only?

Prospect in IB - Gen

Straight Asian male checking in here. Is the UBS Sophomore Analyst Program only for diversity kids, or is it open to anyone? To that end, if it is open to anyone, do they give preference to diversity kids? The description on their website doesn't indicate that it would be for diversity.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 11, 2020

UBS is one of the few that is very strict on ONLY diversity for their sophomore program. If you are diversity/women, it is definitely the easiest BB to get as a sophomore because 1) they take a large amount of sophomores 2) the process happens after the top and middle BBs so you are competing against mostly untalented/unlucky kids.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 11, 2020

This should have been worded more kindly but I guess this is true. I'm a diversity sophomore at UBS this summer and I had a very low gpa(3.3 when I got the offer but 3.5 now), no finance experience, and messed up in the interview which was all behaviorals. Good news is that people at UBS are down to earth and really nice with each other. But to the poster this is definitely minority or female only position. I have non diversity sophomore friends at other BB places if this would be helpful to you.

  • Prospect in HF - Other
Feb 11, 2020

Target school?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 11, 2020

So as an Asian I'm outta luck right? 3.6GPA

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 11, 2020

yeah sorry, try boutiques or some other BBs if you are a freshman

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 11, 2020

I am currently a non-diversity (think white) male intern with no connections, and I received an offer to work as a sophomore analyst at the UBS internship program in investment banking this summer (2020). Please don't listen to the people above - I actually know another Asian incoming intern. With the right networking, you'll have good opportunities to get in.

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  • Prospect in HF - Other
Feb 11, 2020

I heard they don't sponsor international students tho.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 12, 2020

Asian as in race not nationality. Generally when people are internationals, they'll say they are intl or like Chinese or something. Asian almost always refers to Asian American.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 12, 2020

Are you Hispanic? I know few super white kids in it who are actually Hispanic.

Feb 12, 2020

Nope

Feb 18, 2020

That top comment is simply wrong. I'll be interning this upcoming summer in their sophomore IB program. They took about the same as what any other BB took for sophomores. Also, they are probably the least strict on diversity. At least I know someone who I'll be interning with who is a straight asian male with no diversity whatsoever.

  • Prospect in Other
Feb 19, 2020

Asian or asian american. There is a difference.

Feb 19, 2020

There is a difference between those two but both are still not diversity

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Feb 19, 2020

Not really, UBS is known to be the very diversity-heavy sophomore program aimed at non-targets. BAML also runs a large diversity-heavy program but its aimed at targets, and recruits much earlier than UBS. Most other firms take way fewer sophomore interns and lean only toward their key target schools.

Any sophomore program is great, but UBS has the highest percentage of sophomores in IB each summer out of all NYC bulge brackets and this is a fact.

Feb 20, 2020

Can anyone share the exact name of this program? is it "Tomorrow's Leaders 2020" ??

Feb 21, 2020

No its something like global banking sophomore summer analyst program

  • Prospect in Other
Feb 21, 2020

Can anyone confirm UBS doesn't sponsor anymore?

Mar 29, 2020
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