Non Target Advice

Hey WSO,

I'm currently a finance student at Ithaca College with a gpa above a 3.5 going into my junior year . I have questions about my chances getting a summer internship with a BB in investment banking with no sophomore internship. How can I improve my chances for a junior summer internship in a BB, or even a boutique investment bank. So far in this summer I am doing a finance summer course to show that I am not bumming around.

Also, are there any investment banks BB or boutique in NYC that have internship positions that are generally easy to get into in either Sales and Trading, M&A, Buy side, Sell Side, or Investment Management?

Any success stores similar to mine would also be nice.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thank You.

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Comments (12)

Jul 21, 2011 - 8:10am

"Sales and Trading, M&A, Buy side, Sell Side, or Investment Management"

What does that mean?

"Easy to get into"?

Yes there is a secret passage that leads to an M&A internship and is much easier than what everybody else is doing. PM UFOinsider for the secret password.

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Jul 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
Flake:
"Sales and Trading, M&A, Buy side, Sell Side, or Investment Management"

What does that mean?

"Easy to get into"?

Yes there is a secret passage that leads to an M&A internship and is much easier than what everybody else is doing. PM UFOinsider for the secret password.


What's the password?
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Network man. Taking some class to demonstrate that you're not worthless is going to help a lot less than if you get on the phone/email and start meeting people. Do a search for networking, there's a ton of useful articles.

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Jul 21, 2011 - 1:12pm
ozafar1:
well I meant easier in terms of admissions to get into the position.

My guess would be small shops, the ones that aren't as prestigous as the elite boutiques and some of the MM banks. Can't help you with the names, sorry. I think a junior year internship at one of those firms should still put you in a decent position to land a FT offer upon graduation.

You're going to have to try hard either way.

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Jul 21, 2011 - 1:20pm

Your inability to utilize the search function and fucking laziness to not leverage the overwhelmingly helpful information already on this site regarding this topic shows you would suck as an analyst. Poor attention to detail, lazy, etc. The correct approach would be to understand what you are asking first, then construct targeted, relevant questions to aid you in attaining the position you desire.

In short, you are going to have a difficult time, from a non-target with no experience.

Furthermore, don't bother trying to sell taking a summer class in finance this summer as proving you are worthy. You will be competing with kids from the Ivy League, kids with IBD, pwm, hf, pe, etc. internships that founded 2 companies and taught English in Africa for a summer. Get your ass moving son, and stop being so fucking lazy.

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Jul 21, 2011 - 1:21pm

What he said ^^^^

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Jul 21, 2011 - 1:42pm

cheeeaaa dude i'm from a non-target too but.... "advise" ?

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Jul 21, 2011 - 11:56pm

Alright sorry for the spelling mistake.
I guess by some of the comments I would terrible as an investment banker . Thanks jimmy for the blunt criticism.

Jul 22, 2011 - 9:08am
ozafar1:
Alright sorry for the spelling mistake.
I guess by some of the comments I would terrible as an investment banker . Thanks jimmy for the blunt criticism.

I'm not trying to be rude, just giving you a taste of what you can expect. Reality sometimes is harsh, especially investment banking.

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