William Blair SA 2021

Starting a topic for William Blair Summer Analyst 2021 since I did not see one. I was wondering if anyone applied for their internship but did not get the Suited Survey request?

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Mar 31, 2020 - 3:49pm

Hey Prospect in IB-M&A, I'm here because nobody responded to this thread after a few days...maybe one of these resources will help you:

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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 12, 2020 - 10:06am

How many questions did you complete from the quantitative/attention to detail section? Curious to know if I've completely bombed it or not

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 6, 2020 - 2:49pm

Anyone have any idea of when we should hear back/when they are gonna send out first rounds? Are they gonna do targets first?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2020 - 3:30pm

I didn't get the Suited survey request either? Where would the Suited survey request show up?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2020 - 4:36pm

Phone screens starting in May, targets first then everyone else. Hiring is hopefully going to be wrapped up by June, unless Corona changes that. Source- work here

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 14, 2020 - 10:13pm

Initially it was supposed to be, but honestly I don't know much about the process outside of my process and it could definitely be impacted by Coronavirus. My office is still on the schedule I posted

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 17, 2020 - 1:33pm

went to its virtual info yesterday, they will start interview in May. Idk how Charlotte is out.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 17, 2020 - 2:22pm

Anyone have insights on if Blair is doing guaranteed FT offers this year / how they are navigating 2020 SA? I think you can get a lot of insight out of how a bank treats their interns by how they are handling Coronavirus. What's blair doing?

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Apr 29, 2020 - 12:45am

They delayed program and shortened to 4 weeks virtual. All interns given FT offers and a month of pay for the summer.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 27, 2020 - 10:13pm

has anyone received invitation for SF coffee chat yet?

  • Prospect in S&T - Other
May 1, 2020 - 4:08am

are internships only for banking? or do they release more applications for asset management and wealth management?

May 6, 2020 - 1:02am

Got selected for San Fran Coffee Chats got the email this morning. Has anyone done virtual coffee chats for other firms? I'm not really sure what to expect. Will it be technical, behavioral, or more like an information interview? Any guidance would be appreciated.

May 6, 2020 - 10:59pm

got a Boston coffee chat invite today. completed the suited assessment quite some time ago, maybe a month ago.

May 7, 2020 - 1:44am

I mentioned in another comment that I received a SF Office Coffee Chat but did not receive an invite for Boston Coffee Chats today. Do you or anyone else know if that means I'm out of the Boston process or the two offices recruiting efforts overlap?

May 7, 2020 - 9:07pm

How long after your coffee chat have people heard back from Blair?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 9, 2020 - 1:43am

Coffee chats are only available for Boston and SF so don't worry about not getting one for Charlotte or Chicago

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 8, 2020 - 12:17pm

what are these coffee chats? Are they only if you havent talked with people at the bank yet?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 9, 2020 - 1:45pm

Since nobody is answering the questions that everyone wants to know, and some douche is MS'ing people for asking what to expect: the coffee chat is a first-round filter. Mine was for Boston. You're unlikely to get one without networking unless you're at one of their target schools or something; it's the employees that forward your résumé who determine if you get a coffee chat, and they're giving them to the candidates that they're interested in.

Mine was relatively laid-back, but a lot of my friends said theirs were like a rough first round. I was asked some technicals, but they weren't extremely hard. They want to see if you'll fit in and if you have a passion for WB. I don't feel afraid telling people this because, like I mentioned, it was very fit-focused and less hard on the technical side; anyone who prepares well for interviews in the standard way will breeze through it, and my insight won't change that.

May 9, 2020 - 5:35pm

Appreciate the honesty man. Did any of your friends by chance do one for the San Francisco office? I only networked w Boston but got a SF Coffee Chat and I'm trying to figure out why/what to expect.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 9, 2020 - 6:39pm

Hello friend. No, I don't know anyone that did SF; I'd assume it would be similar, but have some tech-based questions. I networked with a ton of SF firms and they all ask similar questions - know why you want to be at William Blair, probably know why you want to do tech/be in SF, etc. I'd assume it's similar to interviews, in that your process will be largely determined by who interviews you. Don't stress too much, just be yourself and know your answers to the basic questions. If you don't get a good interviewer or someone you click with, at the end of the day, take a deep breath, and continue to network with other firms. You'll strike it big somewhere if you just try.

May 14, 2020 - 11:57pm

I'm applying for Chicago. Have a connection there and apparently targets are interviewing soon or now (he didn't know for sure). Non-targets interview in the next few weeks.

May 19, 2020 - 11:26am

just to clarify, is WB's SF office a tech-focused group? I applied to the SA 2021 program for WB in SF, but it never clarified whether it was generalist or tech. I assumed TMT but I want to be sure. Thanks!

May 19, 2020 - 7:49pm

Are the SF, Chicago, and Boston recruiting running on the same timelines and dates?

Coming from a non-target, I did not have a "coffee chat", but spoke to an analyst and associate in Chicago, and was asked for my resume to "Get it to the right people." Should I expect that to be sufficient to be contacted for a first round? Or should I continue to network since I did not get the coffee chat invite everyone else is mentioning.

May 19, 2020 - 8:45pm

Did you submit an application on the website? I almost gave up on WB earlier this month because I saw all these people getting coffee chats and I assumed I was too late, but I sent my application and heard back a week later. You might still have time, though I'd get to work sending that app in ASAP.

May 19, 2020 - 8:48pm

Sorry I misinterpreted your post. Yea, I would definitely reach out to people (linkedin stalk them at the offices you're interested in) and see what's up. If there's no response from them nor the analyst/associate you spoke with, I would just move on to another firm as I think they're tryna round out recruitment soon. there's a lotta other MM banks as well as your typical EB and BB and places to check out, so wouldn't put all your eggs in one basket.

May 26, 2020 - 11:53am

about 40 minutes mainly behavioral - but like scripted behaviorals - not really conversational lol - easy techs, kind of drilled down on LBO and almost got hit w a paper LBO but the interview assumed I knew it bc I have a PE on the resume (wouldn't overlook it coming tho)

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 30, 2020 - 10:58am

I believe SF and Boston are both 3-4, and Chicago is something like 60.

May 31, 2020 - 1:44pm

applied like 2 months ago for IB 2021 SA Chicago. I go to a non target but have a 4.0 GPA so I was expecting to hear something. completed suited assessment but haven't heard anything at all.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 5, 2020 - 6:45pm

I would hope not. I am also nontarget, and networked hard with the chicago office, but havent heard anything. from others on this forum, it sounds like WB chicago has given out some interviews, but a lot have not happened yet.

Jun 5, 2020 - 7:58pm

nontarget as well feeling particularly shitty. Applied way back in May and completed the Suited Survey and everything. Haven't heard anything yet. Also applied to CS and haven't heard anything. I mean I get that I go to a real nontarget but I have a 4.0GPA going into junior year so I was hoping that would at least warrant me an interview. This is real disheartening

Jun 9, 2020 - 2:54pm

I just got invited to participate in a "virtual interview" with the Chicago office. Can anyone speak to their experience for these - is it more behavioral or technical?

Any comments/advice would be appreciated!

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
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