Recruiting for Banks who don't come to your school

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Hi Guys,

So right now I'm currently a junior at a target school and had a few questions regarding recruiting. A large number of firms come to my school and do OCR but a good amount of firms still do not.

Pretty much every kid at my school wants to do banking so the competition is intense with the bank's that do come and hard to differentiate themselves because a large amount of kids have alumni connections through business fraternities which I am not apart of.

I wanted to see what is the best way to apply and get interviews at the banks who do not come to my school and when I do not have any connections at these places. Trying to spread my net wide and greatly appreciate any advice anyone may have to offer. Thanks

Comments (2)

Dec 4, 2015

Reach out to as many people at as many of those banks as you can. Email, call, meet in person, do whatever it takes to get your name out there. Given the intensity of the competition, others at your school are likely doing the same, so make sure you establish good connections with industry folks. And go beyond a simple "tell me about your day-to-day responsibilities" and that kind of crap. Have good, memorable conversations with people that will make them want to keep talking to you. The most important thing you can do at this point is to be likable enough that people will want to keep your info on file. And after you speak with each person you connect with, ask them to introduce you to other people at their firm. Since you're a junior and the recruiting season's already been well under way, you don't have too much time left to make an impression, so I'd recommend starting as soon as possible.

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Dec 4, 2015

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