Off The Beaten Track - Summer Ops Intern - Tier 1 BB PB Analyst - Tier 1/Tier 2 BB Senior Analyst S&T

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Rank: Baboon | 136

Wanted to use this opportunity to give back to the community, and let people know that you can always transition careers on Wallstreet.

I graduated from a semi-target top public university, but virtually a non-target for S&T. The prior summer during my junior year I was not able to secure any great interviews but got a offer from a top BB in their S&T middle office. I knew I was not going to take the offer full-time if I got it start cold-calling people during the summer (during my lunch break or immediately after work). Realized that it would be hard to transition to S&T, I figured the next best thing would be PB given that you would get exposure to markets. Cold-call/cold-email over 40 bankers over my summer internship (never met any of them) which ended up getting me interviews at all the Top BB for their PB/PWM analyst-programs. I think what helped was that I showed them my willingness to hustle and to build relationships.

After a year in PB, I felt that I had enough experience to move to S&T. Again repeated this process before but I emphasized my knowledge on the markets. It was tough to move internal given how different the lines of business were. I reached out to friends who were at different banks and were able to refer me in. My interviews consisted of market technicals (product knowledge and broad based economic questions).

Now I am prepping for business school as I am looking to move to a buy-side hedge fund. More than happy to answer any questions on networking, how to transition across and general comments on the industry as a whole.

Comments (5)

Nov 4, 2018

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Hope that helps.

Nov 16, 2018

Hi Taroon,

I'm in a similar position, about to graduate from a semi-target top public university but definitely not a target for Sales & Trading. This past summer I worked in banking at a MM European Bank and I tried to cold call people during lunch and after work but none of my cold calling helped me in terms of getting any interviews. I was mostly focusing on S&T people so I guess my question is should I shift my focus to PB/PWM Analysts and would it still be worth reaching out considering recruiting is pretty much done now?

Nov 17, 2018

@abrands From when I recruit for PB several years ago most of recruiting at the large banks would have completed around Nov/Dec. I would still reach out to people as sometimes they might have ad-hoc recruiting to fill seats in the class (especially true at a regional offices outside of NYC). I would also explore the option of potentially postponing graduation by a quarter or semester to give you a second shot at recruiting (this should only be a last resort).

Nov 17, 2018

Have a couple of questions

  1. What product?
  2. Sales or trading?
  3. How long have you been in S&T?
  4. Why are you looking to leave?
  5. What did you think of your PB experience, been in S&T for 5 or so years thinking that is a logical next step when I get replaced by a computer. Did you see any more senior guys in PB who had worked in other areas of finance?
Nov 17, 2018