1/13/14

I'm an aerospace engineering student. Though I have a very strong GPA from a top school, I would go as far as saying that I possess a less-than-basic understanding of corporate finance and capital markets. I have a phone interview in the coming week with Lazard for an summer internship position in this field. I feel as if I am going to get slaughtered and laughed at. What do I do?? I have all day today and tonight to just practice practice practice. Can somebody please advise me on what the best way to prepare would be? Trust me, I'm a fast learner!

(btw, do you think they would go easier on me since I have a background focused literally ENTIRELY on engineering and high level math?)

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1/13/14

Have you looked at WSO's interview guide(s)? May not be free but if you're in a crunch and don't want to sound like a complete idiot, that may be the way to go. You can find the different guides here:

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-in...

Financial Modeling
1/13/14

Yousaf-Bajwa:

(btw, do you think they would go easier on me since I have a background focused literally ENTIRELY on engineering and high level math?)


No, you don't get a free pass just because you studied something else. Wanna do finance? Good. Better get acquainted with finance just like everyone else.

I agree with previous poster. Either get the WSO Interview Guide or the Breaking Into Wall Street one. Go over all the questions and make sure you understand them.

Also have a pretty decent reason why you're choosing finance over an aero job.

And remove your real name from your username - your LinkedIn page is literally the first search result on Google. Unless you don't care about us stalking you, that is.

Currently: clinical psychologist (in training)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

1/13/14

Account name changed. Thanks for the tip. And yeah, of course I don't deserve a free pass. Where is the challenge in that? haha. I am currently religiously reading the interview guide. I will do my absolute best to prepare.

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