Rising Junior resume review

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Rank: Baboon | 159

I am a rising Junior looking for a structured internship program next summer. I am pretty open in my interests, but I'm most focused on IBD and consulting; needless to say I'd prefer BB NYC or MBB respectively. I thank you all in advance for thoughts/suggestions on both my resume and my general qualifications.

I've mentioned multiple times that I go to UNC, so I don't see any need to black that out. I left an unusual amount of information out there (more than most ppl do) b/c I want the most accurate review you guys can give. I don't plan on pissing anybody on this board off enough for them to try to track me down and ruin my career.

Thanks again.

http://www.razume.com/documents/11148?

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United States - Northeast
United States - South

Comments (10)

Aug 9, 2009

Inconsistent date formatting.
You used: June 2009 to August 2009 in one experience but August 2007 - March 2009 in another. Stick to one

Aug 9, 2009

you should break up the work and leadership sections.

Aug 9, 2009

Thanks so far, good catch on the date thing (so much for my attention to detail lol)

Aug 9, 2009

A few things:

  1. Increase the size of your name, get rid of the underline between your name and contact info, and center your name
  2. Move the section titles above the experiences and underline them in the same format as your underline between the 1st title and your contact info
  3. Your experiences, etc, can now be moved over to be left justified with the section titles, which will free up some space and give a cleaner look
  4. Take out the basic eco courses, as every business major usually has to take them
  5. You give 3 minors and no major - what is your major - is it business administration (I'm not familiar with the program, but usually I thought you'd be required to study a specific discipline as well - if I'm wrong, I apologize)?
  6. I agree with the previous poster to separate work experience and EC/Leadership experience this way the dates don't look jumbled and confuse the reader
  7. Date consistency as another poster said
  8. Punch up your verbs in your experience section - throw some words out there that show you actually contributed to the teams and made an impact, even if it is only regarding the projects you worked on
  9. For your first experience, you do not need the sub sub bullets. Change it to read "Responsibilities" or something like that and "Transaction Experience" without bullets, then below them, list your bullets for each section, and your transaction work will be listed as sub bullets and not sub sub bullets.
  10. Try to clean up your sentences to focus on what you did, how you did it and the results to the project, if any.

Overall, you've got a really solid resume here, with a lot of quality experience.

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Aug 9, 2009

Thanks so much Bankon. In the b school at UNC everyone is a "Business Admin" major, but you can have a "concentration" (e.g. finance, marketing, enterpreneurship, consulting etc.). I don't list one since I haven't declared one yet (the program starts Jr year). Also, PPE is just one minor that covers those three areas. Someone else I just showed this to made the same comment, should I try to clarify this?

Aug 9, 2009

the thing i would be careful about is your experience for the analyst intern position.

you mentioned that you had two deal experience with one involving lbo and one involving high yield debt( if i remember correctly)

if i were the interviewer, i would question a lot about your responsiblity because i doubt a 2nd year kid would be given that much responsibility.

however, you might did a lot and I might be just plain wrong. Just something to keep in mind when you are preparing for your interviews

Aug 9, 2009

I would probably list the area that you are planning to concentrate in just so there is a major on your resume as well. If it is easy to explain the minors so that everyone can understand, do it, if not, then just leave it as is, not a big deal.

I also agree with the above commenter. I had LBO modeling experience, etc from my summer internship in banking, and when I was interviewing for FT positions, I was grilled on the LBO aspect. In fact, my technical interview (1 fit interview 30 mins, then was a technical interview 30 mins, if invited, then final round if invited) was 90% based on my LBO modeling, and 10% merger consequences and the actual deal I worked on. One of my friends who interviewed with the same BB had his technical interview first and got tripped up on a bunch of modeling questions (he had a lot of modeling on his resume, but in reality did very little) - needless to say, he didn't get called back for a 2nd, fit, interview.

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Aug 9, 2009

Yea, I definitely considered that.

Basically what I did with respect to the deal was taking an existing LBO model and inputting information for the new deal. I also built in a royalty, since our model didn't have an option for one. Before they had me do any modeling for deals, they had me build a operating model from scratch (I/S, B/S, CF, Debt and equity schedules over 5 yrs, and assumptions of course) utilizing our model as a reference. I became pretty familiar with our model (LBO) as I was using it a lot. I didn't build the LBO from scratch, but I know how everything works/flows. Do you guys feel like based on what's in my resume I'm misrepresenting this?

I really did get a lot of responsibility, the shop was very lean (4 partners, portfolio manager, CFO, and 1 ft analyst). After I got the hang of it, I was doing the same stuff the full time analyst was doing.

Aug 9, 2009

I think your description is fine. You aren't claiming to have built it from scratch, just worked with it - which sounds spot on. Just be comfortable talking about it and the deal in general and you should be fine.

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