Point72 Academy SA 2021

didn't see anything yet posted for Point72 2021 Academy SA... academy summit already happened, but interviews will be starting soon for both accelerated and regular 2021 summer academy recruiting (for NY)

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  • Prospect in Other
Apr 21, 2020 - 3:19pm

is the correlation one test different from a wonderlic? It mentions finance as one of the topics so I'm wondering if it'll be technical

  • Prospect in 
Apr 21, 2020 - 4:47pm

If it's the same as the one for the Academy Summit then it's a combination of accounting, valuation, brain teasers and general finance.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 26, 2020 - 5:05pm

I thought it was a bit rushed given it was non-calculator; some of the numbers computed very easily others not as much. Maybe that means I did them wrong haha.

Apr 26, 2020 - 9:13pm

I don't know how many questions I got right in the Correlation One Assessment. I kinda rushed through it and some numbers were hards to compute. I don't think think I did well overall and I most likely got like ~40% of the questions right. Was wondering if anyone knows how they're gonna assess this test.

May 3, 2020 - 2:27am

What do most people think of the program? How are the exits or do most people stay at the firm for the long term? Is it preferable to go to a bulge/EB over a MM like Point72?

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May 3, 2020 - 7:11am

it really depends on your goals. from ibd you can always make the move to an SM - which has a completely different investing strategy.

problem with MMs is that they have a very high risk aversion and short term investing style. you're usually spending hours modelling 100s of nonsense variables to predict the quarterly earnings - pulling your hair out till they come out.

SMs give you more optionality - they tolerate more risk and invest for the longer term. at such funds you'll see mostly people with ibd/PE experience, rarely any one from an MM due to the completely different skillset required.

HFs are still the exit so most people would take an offer from p72 over any bank. however, those who have a very clear idea of what they want to do may sometimes pick a top bank purely because it gives them the option for a different career path

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 4, 2020 - 9:40pm

Process over for those that didn't hear back for a first round or is it rolling and they invite in waves?

  • Prospect in Other
May 5, 2020 - 7:02am

Diversity already received first round, don't think non-diversity has kicked off tho

May 6, 2020 - 7:17pm

i got some email saying we enjoyed hearing about your research interests and we'd like to invite you to our info sesh but i haven't heard back anything about another interview after my hirevue. Is the info sesh one just a generic email that everyone got? I couldn't tell if it was a follow-up to my hirevue.


May 7, 2020 - 11:29pm

Yup, still haven't heard back yet. We should all hear back latest by the 16th tho. So perhaps this week they are just focussing on diversity and next week we should hear from them.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020 - 4:23pm

does anyone know how the correlation one assignment is weighted? if it a determining factor for progression to the next round, or is it just a way to collect data to make hiring decisions based on it in the future?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 15, 2020 - 3:30pm

Just got the email too - kinda surprised they want to do another Hirevue and not a phone screen.

May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm

Did you have your interview already?

May 25, 2020 - 9:51pm

Congrats! Have you had the interview yet?

May 16, 2020 - 8:33pm

Hey, from across the pond and was a summit participant. It seems as if our processes differ. We had a case assignment to qualify for the summit. Has anyone completed the first round for the accelerated process?

  • Intern in HF - Other
May 20, 2020 - 3:46pm

Anyone complete the first round this week yet? WSO interview database says it's all behavioral, is that true?

  • Intern in AM - Other
May 24, 2020 - 6:10pm

does point72 take international students? or auto-ding?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 28, 2020 - 9:05am

anyone hear back about superdays yet? when do they go out approx?

Jun 4, 2020 - 5:35pm

Hey guys/gals. Do all of you who get the Correlation One a few weeks back go to targets? I go to a non-target and just got the Correlation One email today and wondering if I stand any chance. If any one can give me some advice for the test I would really appreciate it!!

Also, is it Correlation One - first-round HireVue - Virtual superday? Thanks.

Jun 4, 2020 - 5:48pm

A clarification: I got both the Correlation One AND the first-round HireVue simultaneously, which is a bit strange considering the above posters imply that the HireVue comes after a successful test.

Seems too good to be true but I'll try my best. Any advice on either? Would greatly appreciate it.

  • Intern in HF - Other
Jun 12, 2020 - 7:09pm

Got email for academy head interview today, was part of the first wave of first rounds that supposedly some have already had superdays for. Don't pay too much attention to timelines on WSO, everyone seems to move at their own pace.

Jul 14, 2020 - 11:17pm

Same, kind of freaking out. Target with good GPA, emailed and got no response.


  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Jul 15, 2020 - 8:03pm

there are 30 academy interns this year.

  • Intern in HF - Other
Jul 14, 2020 - 10:54pm

Anyone know if you can still do the hirevue a month later? LOL forgot to do it.

Jul 29, 2020 - 3:00am

Have not gotten a hirevue back yet, I applied over a month ago. target, good gpa, stem major. Idk what their recruitment timeline is looking like but

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Jul 29, 2020 - 3:56pm

I just received the hirevue. How far are they in the recruiting process for both London and New York?

  • Intern in 
Jul 29, 2020 - 10:36pm

Wondering did anyone else also receive an email from them saying expect an update on your candidacy later next week.

  • Intern in RE - Res
Aug 7, 2020 - 2:59pm

Got the rejection email after the update, have no clue what happened. Target with a great GPA, networked with 2 analysts, did not even get a hirevue. On the the next I guess!

  • Intern in Other
Aug 12, 2020 - 9:54am

Anyone know if they are still open? Just got an email invite to an information session about 2021 summer internships that's happening next week. I thought they were done but maybe they aren't?

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