Jobs that don't have such early recruiting deadlines?

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Not sure where I'm supposed to post this but here it goes. So apparently investment-banks started taking applications from Sophomores for the 2019 SA position around Winter this year. With how early recruiting is now, are there other jobs within high-finance that aren't as cut-throat with recruiting? Or are most jobs such as AM/CB/S&T/Consulting/ER following this same format (just to name a few)?

It seems like you need a Freshman Summer/Sophomore Fall IB/PE internship now to be even considered.


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Comments (5)

Jul 26, 2018

I know at least all divisions within investment banks (CB, ER, S&T, AM) are recruiting right now and all have been for a few weeks if not months. Can't speak for Consulting or buy-side however.

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Jul 26, 2018

Damn. Well, thanks for the input. Really appreciate it.

Aug 1, 2018

Bump anyone else?

Aug 8, 2018

Everything's kind of moving up in lockstep, as I understand. When one top firm / group moves its deadlines up, the rest have to follow in order to avoid losing out on the best candidates. When I was in school, we had one IB decide to start interviews ahead of schedule and suddenly the rest were calling kids at random to do 1st rounds. I figure this will continue until senior bankers realize that the kids they're interviewing haven't had enough time to accumulate any meaningful experience.

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Aug 8, 2018