NY IBD - What are my chances?

Hi all, first time poster

I'm at a semi-target US school looking to break through to IBD. So far, no luck. My GPA is 4.0 and I have had some interviews at MM firms like EC,L,GH and R. The BBs and Cdn B5 (RBC, BMO, etc.) have not been easy although i have networked a lot. My previous exp is as a SA at a BB in GER in a PWM div, which i got through a job in BO of a MM in FR mainly working the phones etc.

Ideas? I would really appreciate any feedback - plz PM me or rspnd to this pst.

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May 9, 2010 - 11:27am

If you've managed to get that many interviews, you just suck at interviewing. Work on that.

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May 9, 2010 - 1:58pm
humanzee:
Hi all, first time poster

I'm at a semi-target US school looking to break through to IBD. So far, no luck. My GPA is 4.0 and I have had some interviews at MM firms like EC,L,GH and R. The BBs and Cdn B5 (RBC, BMO, etc.) have not been easy although i have networked a lot. My previous exp is as a SA at a BB in GER in a PWM div, which i got through a job in BO of a MM in FR mainly working the phones etc.

Ideas? I would really appreciate any feedback - plz PM me or rspnd to this pst.

define semi-target

also, if L and GH stand for Lazard and Greenhill, I wouldn't classify those as MMs, those are arguably better than many BBs.

anyways, it seems your problem is that you aren't interviewing well and the economy has made it more difficult to get these jobs. (if you were graduating in 2005 you'd be golden)

May 9, 2010 - 4:01pm
qweretyq:
Affirmative_Action_Walrus:

also, if L and GH stand for Lazard and Greenhill, I wouldn't classify those as MMs, those are arguably better than many BBs.

Lazard is middle market... infact their mm website is lazardMM.com
so is greenhill
but jus because they are MM doesn't mean they are "beneath" BBs

lazard is NOT middle market. lazard middle market (a subsidiary) is middle market. i think it was originally goldsmith agio helms or somethin (which lazard acquired)

May 9, 2010 - 2:51pm

stop using those acronyms. i hope u don't throw up those letters along with gang signs in your interviews when they ask where elsey ou're interviewing.

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May 9, 2010 - 4:29pm

I really think people need to interview with like 5 crappy places before they start doing IB interviews. Start setting up Northwestern Mutual stuff so you can go in and throw shit against the wall, get comfortable, have the story down. How horrible is it to basically waste interviews when it counts.

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May 9, 2010 - 4:49pm
ricochetX:
lazard is a middle market firm, it's lazard middle market in the actual name. how are people so stupid?

Unnecessarily insulting people because of a disagreement comes back to haunt you when you're wrong. You're lucky this is an online forum where you can anonymously spew your vitriol at others.
May 9, 2010 - 4:47pm

Folks, Lazard Middle Market is, as someone already pointed out, Goldsmith Agio Helms rebranded. This is common knowledge:

http://www.lazardmm.com/news/news_detail.cfm?CAMPAIGN_ID=1005

Lazard's non-MM investment banking arm is considered an "elite boutique." It does deals comparable in size to those of a BB.

Anyway, OP, you are likely interviewing poorly and should consider seeking out ways to polish your interviewing skills. And if the way you write in an online forum is any indication of how you communicate in your interviews, you've got some work to do.

May 9, 2010 - 4:50pm

yea it used to be named lazard freres, then it merged with goldsmith agio helms and the company is called LAZARD MIDDLE MARKET. its a fucking middle market company

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