Recruiting for Sophomore Rotational Programs

Hi,

I am currently a sophomore at a great school (not ivy league though). Every bank comes out and recruit here every winter. I have a decent resume/experience/gpa (pe, boutique, mid tier ibanking experience with a 3.8+).

I am looking for people's input on sophomore rotational programs...

do they still exist?

what firms?

level of difficulty? ( i know is hard.. but how hard?)

What i should expect besides a typical ibanking interview?

chances?

backup plans?

I have heard of people from ivy leagues that intern two summers straight at ibanks (in their summer analysts program) and there has been a few cases too at my school..

will it hurt my chances for junior year recruitment?

will ibanks really let a sophomore intern?

should i be content at the midtier that I am at? or even apply for their summer analyst program

Thanks guys.

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Jan 14, 2012

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Dec 10, 2010

Which of those rotational programs aren't only for diversity/women? I know Barcaps and CS are for diversity only, because I asked the recruiters there. Thanks

Jan 14, 2012

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Jan 15, 2012

I think most of them do sophomore rotation programs, then there are diversity ones.. I would look at the bank's websites bro, I am guessing all the internships are on there.

I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed,

Go Bucks!!

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Jan 15, 2012

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/sophmore-pro...
..I think there are a lot of threads on this. Highly recommend a search.

Thanks,
Patrick

Jan 15, 2012

Learning the proper spelling of "Sophomore" might be a good start for a detail-oriented industry.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.

Jan 15, 2012
aempirei:

Learning the proper spelling of "Sophomore" might be a good start for a detail-oriented industry.

How ironic.

And UBS has a presidents rotational I believe.

Jan 15, 2012

Thanks Patrick..

I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed,

Go Bucks!!

Jan 15, 2012

JPM so far

Jan 15, 2012

My friend at school said he had a first round interview with JPM this week.

Jan 15, 2012

do you guys/your friends go to targets?

what schools are these?

John Wikowski

Jan 15, 2012

junior internships.

demonstrated interest (coursework, prior work experience & networking), good grades

i suggest you pursue SEO if you meet their criteria that is. Since you are a rising sophmore, SEO may be able to get you a decent internship that could open up doors for you down the road.

I'm making it up as I go along.

Jan 15, 2012

Looks good. i dont know if you can get a BB this year, but next year you will definitely be competitive

Jan 15, 2012

Get rid of High School, SAT anything you've done before coming to college and your high-end restaurant stint and add more details on equity research group.

Jan 15, 2012

Please start putting your threads in the appropriate forum (Get a Job) and using the Search function. The archives are pretty extensive.

I don't think there is a definitive list of sophomore programs on here but searching helps. Below is a list I pulled up in about 20 seconds by searching "sophomore".

//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/morgan-stanley-ibd-...
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/sophomore-internshi...
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/sophomore-consultin...
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/Citigroup-sophomore...
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/GS-sophomore-spring...
http://wallstreetoasis.com/forums/those-who-applie...

Jan 15, 2012

so pretty much every bulge has a sophomore program ... any MM or boutiques that have sophomore programs?

Jan 15, 2012

You dont listen too well do you....

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.

Jan 15, 2012

haha ... well going through the archives takes a lot of time, that I dont have ... I was just looking for a list, I guess no one can come up with one

Jan 15, 2012

MS and JPM have it mainly for URMs, and all of these programs can be found on their websites if you look hard enough. Some may, however, only be publicized heavily at certain target schools. DB also has a 3-day program for sophomores.

Jan 15, 2012

Almost all of the listed programs above except for maybe UBS and Citi are geared towards URMs. Almost all of the spots are designated for URMs but there may be a handful of slots for non-URMs who network like crazy.

As for UBS and Citi, the people who tend to get it are at Wharton or top targets have previous financial experience and/or network like crazy.

At the end of the day, networking is key.

Jan 15, 2012

BUMP!

Also, when are interviews for these programs? Same time as junior SA? jan/feb?

Jan 15, 2012

bump again. also, can one apply to both the sophomore program and for SA spots typically reserved for juniors.

Jan 15, 2012

Same hours. Same work.

They're called "rotational," because you typically rotate through at least 2 divisions, choosing from IBD, Equities, Fixed Income, and IMD.

Jan 15, 2012

I have the same question as well. And to add to the list of questions, what else can sophomores do for a summer internship aside from these rotational programs?

Jan 15, 2012

The rotational program is meant to give you more exposure to a variety of areas of the bank before you lock in to your FT target during your junior year. Depending on the bank you may rotate through up to four or five divisions of the bank and have an opportunity to gain offers from each of the divisions to come back for an internship the next year.

Jan 15, 2012
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