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Oct 16, 2019

I would say yes, but I have doubts after all the "What's a good target middle school?" threads.

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Oct 16, 2019

lmao

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Oct 22, 2019

Ruff

No pain no gain

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Oct 16, 2019

You don't do internships in the summer after senior year, unless by senior summer you mean the summer before senior year, which is not what that typically means.

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Oct 16, 2019

so do most people only do one IB internship?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Oct 16, 2019

Yes. Usually the summer after junior year, although a lot of applicants are now doing IB internships in the summer after their sophomore year as well (usually a boutique but some BBs have sophomore programs now).

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  • Prospect in HF - Macro
Oct 17, 2019

Something cool/unique the summer after Freshman year --> Finance/IB internship the summer after Sophomore Year --> Main IB Internship the summer after Junior Year (where you can hopefully get a return offer for full-time) --> Start Full-Time the summer after you graduate Senior year

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Oct 17, 2019

I did a marketing internship during my freshman summer, does that count as unique?

  • Prospect in HF - Macro
Oct 17, 2019

Sure, anything is cool - it just depends on how you spin-it. If you're really into sports and did a marketing internship for the NFL, that's something really awesome. I did a finance internship but abroad in a random country the summer after my Freshman year, and in interviews I always got asked about it. Just have an answer as to why you did it/how it ties into your broader interests or skills you're trying to build out for yourself.

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  • Prospect in HF - Macro
Oct 17, 2019

Also, unless you are diversity, don't bother wasting your time applying for BB Sophomore internships. Just cold-email boutiques.

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Oct 17, 2019

Thanks

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 18, 2019

agreed, I have seen connected kids from targets(non-diversity) network into barclays/citi/JPM as sophomores but boutique is the best bet.

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 17, 2019

I Guess extreme is now the new normal

Oct 17, 2019

This was my fucked up process:

Senior yr. highschool wealth management internship -> freshmen college year Inv Club -> another stupid wealth advisor internship freshmen summer -> side hustle business / IB track club sophomore fall -> transfer student to top 10 uni -> unpaid junior year search fund internship -> junior summer unpaid boutique IB -> senior fall/spring MM banking gig -> summer internship after graduating (so fucked) -> late start FT analyst position at MM --> two years there and now in PE...

Take away: You need to hustle / there is no clear path/recipe to get into banking... it isnt glamorous working unpaid and getting taken advantage of, but always keep your eye on the prize. There will be lessons learned at every stage in the process.

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Oct 17, 2019

You should come on the podcast... [email protected]

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Oct 17, 2019

If you weren't born in a target hospital, what the fuck are we even talking about?

Oct 17, 2019
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