LGBT Investment Banking Conferences - Citi, GS, Barclays, JPM

Hey, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from any of the firms for their LGBT conferences:

Citi Pride Summit
Goldman Sachs Pride Summit
Barclays Bootcamp for corporate finance and Markets
J.P. Morgan Proud to Be

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Oct 21, 2014

Only applied to J.P. Morgan, and I have not heard anything from them.

Oct 22, 2014

Citi - The event is next week. Emails went out a while ago.
Goldman Sachs - Kids who networked earlier in the semester have been accepted, but haven't received travel information. General applicants will find out sometime after the application deadline.
Barclays - LGBT and female candidates received notification last week.
J.P. Morgan - There are two separate events on the same day (Asset Management & CIB). Asset Management emailed everyone last week. HR confirmed preferences/rankings for CIB applicants who interviewed for multiple divisions on Monday. Formal emails went out yesterday with confirmation of attendance due tomorrow.

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Oct 22, 2014

I applied to JPM CIB and haven't heard from them. I guess I am rejected?

Oct 23, 2014

I applied to JPM and haven't hear back. So I got rejected it seems.
What are some other openings? I couldn't find GS's and Barclays's deadline passed a long time back.
Help?

Oct 24, 2014

Thanks 2n16, that all sounds correct. I got invites to Citi and JPM AM. Rejected from Barclays. Still waiting on GS

Oct 24, 2014

Good god, more gays in investment banking please. I'm a hetero banker but I love to dance to good music. Hetero bankers by and large can't dance and only want to go to clubs where they can do models and bottles table service and exude preftege. When I want a fun night of good dancing, the gay guys know where to go and how to dance.

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Oct 25, 2014

What does Concentration/Title of Course mean in GS's application? There are different sections for Major/Subject and Degree already.

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Oct 27, 2014

So JPM is all set and done now? After submitting the application it clearly said interviews would be in early November, but wouldn't be the first time they botched those deadlines (participated in BA EA this past spring).

Students were already accepted to GS Pride Summit? Considering the application just closed I doubt accepted, but preference list maybe.

Going to Citi. Did Morgan Stanley. Sophomore so planning on doing the Barclays sophomore program (not Bootcamp).

Oct 28, 2014

I agree with you Coste for GS. Kinda hard to believe people were already accepted since the applications closed this past Sunday.

Oct 28, 2014

Honestly call monkey bullshit on that. My friend from Dartmouth who did it last year heard a week or so before the program (it's just like any other LGBT recruiting event - purely based off resume and no interview with the intent of attracting minority/non-core students). No reason for them to have a pref sheet.

Kind of surprised with JPM. Swore they said interviews in early November. But my connection with them isn't the greatest. Have attended three events with ample networking opportunities and I just don't feel any fit with them. Shame because I want it.

@leftcoastmonkey3; what year are you?

Oct 28, 2014

@Coste. I'm also going to Citi's event this Friday and going to JPM's AM in 2 weeks. I had to interview for JPM. Interview for IB, TTS, and AM. Got invited for TTS and AM, but accepted AM's just because I'm more interested in the markets.

Oct 28, 2014

I also interviewed with JP for Proud to Be, but haven't heard back. Have they sent all invites already?

Oct 28, 2014

@leftcoastmonkey3; Ahh I see. Seems like they did finish up then. Are you a junior? I attended their BA Early Advantage program months ago so I thought I would have a good shot. Like I said though, not really focused on JPM.

I'm wondering how much being a junior over a sophomore helps in these instances. At Morgan Stanley's Early Insights there were definitely more juniors.

Oct 28, 2014

Let me clarify about GS. While no one to my knowledge has been officially "accepted," personal emails from bankers/traders heavily involved in LGBT recruiting all but ensure the fact that these students have the green light to attend. As someone who has run the gamut of diversity events and walked away with three IBD offers his sophomore year, I can attest to the fact that a strong resume isn't the only way to get LGBT invites and interviews. More than a handful of the guys you have met or will meet are there because of leveraged connections and/or a pretty face.

As for the sophomore v. junior question, I think it depends on a lot of things. Juniors may outnumber sophomores mainly because they make up a greater percentage of the applicant pool. On the other hand, more seats may have been allotted for juniors in the first place. At some firms, sophomores (and some freshman) are entitled to special programs where they're only stacked up against other sophomores. If interviews are acquired they are generally easier, consisting almost entirely of fit and behavioral questions.

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Oct 28, 2014

@snerpaderp. Yea they sent invites out last week.

Oct 28, 2014

Is the JPM IBD event just networking or are there interviews held? The title of the position is "Program: 2015 Corporate & Investment Bank Proud to Be Undergraduate Experience and Interviews"

Nov 3, 2014

no idea. have invites for GS pride summit already been sent out?

Nov 3, 2014

I heard last week at the Citi event that the latest rumor with Goldman is that invites will be sent out this week.

Nov 3, 2014

Are there no interviews for Goldman?

Nov 3, 2014

No, Goldman is like Morgan Stanley and Citi in that no phone screens are done in deciding candidates for the event It is purely based off of resume/app.

Nov 3, 2014

Do you have to be gay to apply for these events?

Nov 3, 2014

Lgbt

Nov 5, 2014

hey guys
my two cents: I attended the Citi Pride Summit last week - anyone else here? I'm sure we met - there were only 33 people there!

I just got my invite for Goldman Sachs. I really want one to JP Morgan Proud to Be as well - is it too late? Can I still email and ask?

Any insights would be great - thank you!

Nov 5, 2014

JP Morgan sent out their invites a while back, too late now. Anyone know when the MS one is?

Nov 5, 2014

Goldman sent out their invites?

Nov 5, 2014

Yes, they sent them out this morning. If you haven't heard anything they may be waiting to hear how many are able to make it before they extend other offers or rejection letters.

Nov 6, 2014

I got my invite for GS too. Anyone knows what the structure of the day will be like?

Nov 6, 2014

MS already happened in October.

Looks like I didn't get an invite to the Goldman event.

Nov 7, 2014

I'm not sure about the structure of GS - I'm assuming they'll send out their agenda soon. Would you anyone know how big GS' summit is?

When were JP's invites sent out? I really really wanted to go, I have emailed them and hoping to hear back.

Any other summits I should know/apply to?

Thank you so much guys!

Nov 15, 2014

For those who were at JPM, I hope you had a blast and your interviews went well. My friends and I definitely noticed some new faces and it's great to see more members of the LGBT community interested in finance. I can't speak for what GS will be like next week, but last year it had panelists, a keynote speaker, and a good networking portion at the end. If you didn't get invited to any events this year it's not the end of the world. Just keep networking and take advantage of every opportunity.

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Nov 17, 2014

Hey 2ne16, do you know when should we expect to hear back from JP Morgan?

Nov 18, 2014

My 2 cents:

I was selected and attended Citi's Pride Summit and J.P. Morgan's Proud to Be. I was not selected for Barclays and GS.

Anybody know when we should hear back from JP Morgan regarding our interviews?

Nov 18, 2014

JPM offers are going out now.

Nov 19, 2014

for both CIB and AM? Are they done giving offers...and now the rejections?

Nov 24, 2014

is it possible to apply to such Pride Summit AGAIN if we already attended one this year?

do firms usually accept that?

Nov 24, 2014

I was on campus once for recruiting and the GS rep on the panel with me was with their LGBT group. Don't think much was different

Nov 24, 2014

could you explain? Are there phone interviews for these?

Nov 24, 2014

bump*

Nov 24, 2014

Try O4U (Out For Undergrad). They hold a conference every year with LGBT professionals coming from some big firms. I would imagine this to be a pretty good networking opportunity.

Nov 24, 2014

Are you serious? why does it have to matter? it's not cool playing the sex card.

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Nov 24, 2014
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Are you serious? why does it have to matter? it's not cool playing the sex card.

As a white male hetero, I'm completely cool with LGBT playing the LGBT card to help break in. White hetero males like me play the white hetero male card 24/7 just by being who we are in a society that has huge bias in favour of white hetero males.

If you are not cool with people playing the LGBT card, are you also not cool with people playing other networking cards like alumni connections, family friends etc?

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Nov 24, 2014

I think there's a difference between networking and networking in an exclusively gay community. I think we should all benefit through networking,but let's avoid the gay/non-gay exclusivity.

Nov 24, 2014
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I think there's a difference between networking and networking in an exclusively gay community. I think we should all benefit through networking,but let's avoid the gay/non-gay exclusivity.

Why? People network within all sorts of exclusive networks eg ethnic cultures, synagogues and churches, business schools, sports teams, sports fandom. I struggle to understand why tapping on networks in the LGBT community should be any different.

I've known more than a handful of people who have tapped the hetero community for networking in ways not open to LGBTs (eg I had a girlfriend whose father was big in the Sydney stockbroking community in the early 90s and he got me more than a few opportunities).

Find your network where you can. If you're most comfortable in the LGBT community, that's a sensible place to look for networks you can tap.

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Nov 24, 2014
Name Of Profit:

I think there's a difference between networking and networking in an exclusively gay community. I think we should all benefit through networking,but let's avoid the gay/non-gay exclusivity.

Dude, haven't you learned yet. It's only wrong when white, straight males do it. Bias and preference are cool for everyone else.

IMO, I find it interesting how your pretty fair and simple statement was met with derision. Basically the entire liberal playback.

Nov 24, 2014

Oh god, white guilt in the house. Pathetic.

Nov 24, 2014

I know what it means. You give a guy shit for making a legit statement.

Nov 24, 2014

Just for the record I am white. I understand how much that matters in this industry.

Nov 24, 2014

as @dbid mentioned, O4U is great for undergrads and if you're a grad student then the equivalent is ROMBA.

i know quite a few informal gay groups in NYC, but that comes with just knowing the right people.

Nov 24, 2014
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Nov 24, 2014