NY IBD - What are my chances?

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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

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

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

May 9, 2010

chill with the acronyms

May 15, 2010

sry about that, was my first post and I was trying to emulate the general style of some of the other users

thanks for the advice - I thought lazard was gaining steam but maybe I was wrong

May 9, 2010

Use less acronyms

May 9, 2010

Are you sure you go to a "semi target?" a 4.0 in a decent major should get you BB interviews at least. If not, work on your resume. Seems like you are getting some interviews but cant finish. Prep better

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May 9, 2010

Perhaps you interview similarly to the way you post on internet forums

May 9, 2010

yea i have a BB IN GER of PWM but no MM FR brb but i like EC AND R GL

May 9, 2010

^OP, stop with the acronyms. Seriously. Maybe it's becasue you talk like this in interviews that you're not closing

May 9, 2010
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
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

May 9, 2010
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

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

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.

May 9, 2010

lazard is a middle market firm, it's lazard middle market in the actual name. how are people so stupid?

May 9, 2010
ricochetX:

lazard is a middle market firm, it's lazard middle market in the actual name. how are people so stupid?

you so stupid

there is lazard

and there is lazard middle market, a lazard subsidiary

lazard is not middle market, and you very stupid

May 9, 2010
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

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?CAMPA...
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

uhh lol go to this site http://www.lazardmm.com/
it says lazard middle market in its actual name, its a MIDDLE MARKET investment bank. or are you so retarded that you think a company with MIDDLE MARKET in its actual name isnt middle market lol

May 9, 2010
ricochetX:

uhh lol go to this site http://www.lazardmm.com/
it says lazard middle market in its actual name, its a MIDDLE MARKET investment bank. or are you so retarded that you think a company with MIDDLE MARKET in its actual name isnt middle market lol

http://www.lazard.com/
You're probably trolling.

May 9, 2010
whateverittakes:
ricochetX:

uhh lol go to this site http://www.lazardmm.com/
it says lazard middle market in its actual name, its a MIDDLE MARKET investment bank. or are you so retarded that you think a company with MIDDLE MARKET in its actual name isnt middle market lol

http://www.lazard.com/
You're probably trolling.

let us hope so
either way, he should be banished for such idiocy.

May 9, 2010

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

May 9, 2010

lol my bad didn't see that

thanks for learning me something lol

lazard middle market vs lazard .. whod thunk lol

May 9, 2010
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May 9, 2010