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  2. Networking as a woman- my experience and questions

    I started a throwaway account as I feel that this is quite a sensitive topic. I've been networking heavily since my final year in university. I'm now almost 2 years into my first job in finance. It's always been easy for me to get the atten ...

    136 comments - 39 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 10:26pm -

  3. How important is networking in the UK (London)?

    I've read a lot in the forum about networking- in fact there's even a networking guide I can buy. However, WSO is quite a US-focused website so I assume networking is a big deal for New York IB's. I'm a student at a target uni (think U ...

    34 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 18 2018 - 4:29am -

  4. How do I be confident without being cocky?

    At a recent networking event, many of the people that I was talking with gave me the impression that I was being cocky. How do I project confidence at the same time without being an ass? I know its probably second nature to some of y'all so I'd ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 22 2019 - 8:25pm -

  5. Networking Topics? What do you talk about?

    I realized that in my informational interviews, I've been sometimes stumped because: 1) I don't know enough about investment banking or related terminologies to carry a full conversation with a few year analyst or associate 2) Can't seem to ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:41pm -

  6. Asking an MD for an Informational Interview

    Hey everyone, So at a recent information session, I had a conversation with an MD that went pretty well and ended with me getting his contact information. I am about to follow up and I want to know if he is too senior for me to be asking for an informatio ...

    45 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 19 2016 - 5:10pm -

  7. Bad networking experience- MD/Partner- coffee chat- went wrong?

    So, I feel pretty bad about a coffee chat networking experience I had with an MD/Partner at a BB. I was connected through a friend and met this person at their office. I went in with the mindset just to introduce myself/why interested/ get to know the per ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 5 2018 - 8:05pm -

  8. Got their Business card. What now?

    About 3 weeks ago, my dad took me to a meeting he had with a BB bank. It was a very casual meeting, so I ended up talking to a couple of the bankers in the meeting most of the time. At the end I mentioned that I was thinking of applying to a sophomore int ...

    79 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2014 - 11:11pm -

  9. How to NOT Attend a Company Networking Session

    ** Disclaimer ** This is based on a true story It started as an average day. I was waiting for this networking event for almost two months ever since I was invited to attend. And it was today! Everything was ready: resume updated and printed, schoolwork p ...

    32 comments - 5 silver bananas - Dec 16 2015 - 1:36am -

  10. Is it appropriate to ask someone out for coffee during weekend?

    Hi everyone, asking someone out for coffee is kind of alien to me so I'm looking forward to your advice! I've been thinking to ask some connects (analyst/associate) on the street out for coffee this weekend, aiming to consolidate the connection ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 15 2019 - 11:12am -

  11. What would you do if you were sitting next to a BB senior banker on an airplane?

    I'm a student at one of those non-target schools in NY. As the semester was over, I flew back home to see my family. On my first flight, I sat next to this mid-aged gentleman who dressed in a full suit. I didn't pay attention to him until my eye ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 3:27pm -

  12. Networking in U.S vs. Europe

    Was wondering if you guys had thoughts on the differences between networking in the states and Europe. If you apply American networking techniques, is it considered pushy? For example, calling to follow up after a couple days? BB networking ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2012 - 12:05am -

  13. Best course of action?

    Lets say you are having a quick informational interview with someone and the guy starts to rip into you. He starts talking about how you have no chance, should just give up and laughs at your back ground and tell you what a crap applicant you are...., wha ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2014 - 11:37am -

  14. Info interview: "I rec. connecting with others in your network"

    Post deleted-no longer relevant--------------------------------------------------------------------- informational interview help informational interview 1st job investment banking BB networking ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2017 - 12:51am -

  15. Rate my Cold Email Template

    What do you think about this email template for alumni's. "Hello Mr. [NAME], I hope that this email finds you well. My name is [Full Name] and I am a sophomore a [Target University]. At school, I am involved in the Equity Society learning about ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 21 2018 - 1:58pm -

  16. Networking calendar

    For those who've been through the SA recruiting cycle, what are times of the year where you witness a high response rate? What are times when most analysts are too busy or getting ready for their vacations? For example, my cold emails of the last wee ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2012 - 12:09am -

  17. Investment Bank Networking

    I have previous IB internship experience and bit of buy-side experience as well. During my undergrad days I networked with people in investment banking through emails like: "I'm in school XYZ and want to learn more about IB career...informationa ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2012 - 12:12am -

  18. Networking Fail

    Hey Guys, I just went to a networking event yesterday and I failed to connect with anyone in a meaningful way. I just pretty much had some small talk with other people then we went our own way. I felt like i hard a hard time being interesting enough to ma ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 8 2018 - 9:46am -

  19. Specifics about Applying to Internships

    During an introductory seminar held in Paris that aimed to provide an overview of the whole London BB internship application landscape, hosted by a company specializing in helping its clients (typically undergraduate business school students) secure inter ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 19 2018 - 10:54am -

  20. Long-distance networking- where to start?

    I know need to network extensively to secure an internship (I'm at a non-target) but unfortunately I live in Canada and I'm obviously too far away to meet up for an informational meeting. Where do I start? If I am to cold call who do I ask for? ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2014 - 4:02pm -

  21. What to do to impress while networking from middle office?

    I am trying to lateral from a middle office-like role and am weighing options about how to maximize impact while networking, and also show my competence and ability for the job. I was thinking of building an LBO and M&A merger model from scratch and u ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 30 2019 - 4:39am - 2nd Year Associate in Accounting - Other

  22. What is the most efficient way to network if I'm an Ivy Leaguer trying to get into IB in Los Angeles?

    I grew up in LA and am interning in Century City right now. I've sent the analysts in the region emails asking if we can just chat over the phone or grab coffee whenever they're free. By this fall, I'll only have one small boutique experien ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2014 - 9:33am -

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    delete BB networking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 9:00pm -

  24. Can a recently retired MD or Head help you with recruiting?

    Appreciate anyone's thoughts. Say if you have a connection with a retired MD or Head at a firm you really like- would it help reaching out to them, would they still be able to help with the recruiting process? Do you think they would even want to tal ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:26pm -

  25. Find out if/when your email has been read by the recipient!

    Now this is very interesting, I've had an interview lately and sent a "Thank You" note after it. Got no reply, and of course, its a weekend and I shouldnt expect it. However, I stumbled upon few free programmes, some of which could do wonde ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 11:00am -

  26. How to reach out to Prop Shos, BB S&T

    Alright so my primary internship of choice right now would be for a Prop trading firm, or just go straight for bank's S&T. I would rather do S&T for a BB, but I feel that is very difficult to get an internship for them from a non-target. I th ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2012 - 10:09pm -

  27. Can Latest Cloud Applications Really Benefits Business?

    Most of the businesses today need to move to cloud applications, which are software programs where cloud-based and local components cooperate. Really these applications benefit our business? business technology tech cloud computing BB networking No Yes 44 ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2019 - 3:25am -

  28. Tennis vs golf?

    Hi! I'm thinking of picking up/ learning golf or tennis, I have time to learn only one. Which could be more beneficial for me in finance, does it even matter? Which is bigger at Wall Street? I saw a BI article about the tennis players of finance and ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2016 - 6:57pm -

  29. Networking with Alumni, Question

    Here's a little background: I am a rising junior at a non-target, interning at a Boutique NOT in NYC. I have started to cold-email alumni based in NYC and a few have responded to my requests for informational phone calls. I have one set up tomorrow a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 1:00pm -

  30. Who is still Recruiting for FT 2015?

    Hi everyone, ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2014 - 2:29pm -

  31. Didn't get selected for on-campus interview; should I still go to office visit day?

    The interview list results for my target school came out yesterday and I didn't get one of the BB 's that I also happened to be invited to an office visit for (think like a mini S&T day on the job type thing for kids from my school only). Th ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 11:39am -

  32. How should an undergrad student maintain connections?

    I am an incoming freshman at a top 25 school. I had multiple people help me with my college decision over the month of April and now have ended up with a few contacts that could be really useful down the road. 1st connection is a VP at a BB who linked me ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 25 2018 - 3:36am -

  33. Head of IBD Networking Questions

    I'm a sophomore at NYU and I decided to cold email the head of IB at an elite boutique (Laz/EvR) for a informational interview after reading about him in a magazine. Somehow got through and set up a call with the assistant and when it came time to ta ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2016 - 3:10pm -

  34. Need help...Given contact information of HR from a MD.

    Hi Monkeys, Need some advice on what should I do. I this past summer have been networking extensively. Contacting anybody who is in the industry (analysts, associates, VPs', MDs) Recently I contacted via LinkedIn a MD. The message went along the line ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 5:20pm -

  35. networking- Invited into office

    Hey everyone, I'm a rising junior at a semi-target/non-target school. I have done some light networking and plan to continue into this summer. I talked to an IBD MD at a top firm (JPM /MS/ GS) over the phone, and he invited me into the office to meet ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2015 - 1:46pm -

  36. Invite Only- Speed Networking

    I got invited to a top BB 's office for networking event where basically I will be "speed networking" with analysts and associates. I think the event lasts about an hour and I am suppose to speak with 6 bankers. Any advice on how I should a ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 5 2012 - 11:55pm -

  37. Importance of Networking/Connections

    How beneficial is it to have a connection to help in the 2020 investment banking recruitment process? For JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs, how helpful is it having an analyst, associate, VP, MD push for you? Is it essential and does it really help or will HR s ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 22 2019 - 2:11am -

  38. How to make a really positive impression on colleagues first day of internship?

    Hi all, I am completing an investment banking summer internship next summer. Just wanted to start a discussion on how to create the very best first impression when meeting MD's etc. for the first time. BB networking ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 30 2018 - 12:51pm -

  39. Breaking Into Wall Street Less than A Year Out OF College

    I graduated from Northeastern University this May (2018). I was a finance major with a 3.36 GPA. I have one internship that was a BO position at BBH and am currently working as a trading assistant (middle office). I'am looking to break into wall stre ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 23 2018 - 1:04pm -

  40. Any success with cold emailing to secure internships/work experience? (Europe)

    I am a first year undergrad at a target university in the UK and understand that cold emailing is very common in the US. I was wondering if cold emailing people at BB's/Boutiques regarding internship/work experience opportunities in London or Europe ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 28 2018 - 5:06pm -

  41. Keeping in touch with bankers over senior year/winter break

    Hey all, I'm a senior student at a target school; over the last summer, I worked at a BB in their Investment Banking Division, and I have since accepted an offer to join full-time after I graduate this spring. While I got fairly close with some of th ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 7 2018 - 10:09pm -

  42. Coming back to a director met during holidays

    Hello, I am doing an internship in a BB bank (Tier-2) in London until September 2015 (I started in october 2014). It is a "project management role", nothing to do with IB or so. I chose it with the hope to make a lateral move to the front office ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2015 - 4:53pm -

  43. Is it worth applying?

    I am in my second year at a non target in UK doing a STEM subject. Some parts of the course are going extremely well but others are going really really bad (everything is compulsory). This problem should be rectified next year as we choose our options. If ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 5:21pm -

  44. Networking Email Question

    I have connected to BB VP through LinkedIn and She has her personal email on LinkedIn. Should I send her message in LinkedIn or on her personal email? BB networking ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2013 - 7:55pm -

  45. Did I not network effectively?

    SA recruiting is essentially finishing up at my semi-target school ahead of resume drops. It's been a productive quarter; I've met a lot of bankers from many different shops and have learned a lot about what different groups and opportunities ar ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2012 - 7:04pm -

  46. How do you get a banker to 'fast forward' your application?

    Hi, I've been networking with alumni from my university. I've also applied for internships at the same bank that they work in. I was just wondering, how do you go about trying to ask them to get your application through to the next stage? BB net ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2012 - 6:13am -

  47. Do expats take Thanksgiving holiday in Singapore?

    Hello Singaporean monkeys, Quick question! Do finance expats in Singapore go home/take vacation on Thanksgiving? Was planning a trip and network with people there but I'm not sure if they're staying and only go home on Xmas/New Year or are they ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2012 - 3:32am -

  48. Unorthodox Networking Techniques

    Unorthodox Recruiting Techniques These may not work for anyone else, but I have a few strategies that are helping me as I try to navigate the full-time hiring swamp that faces those of us without a FT offer for 2013: Have a chunk of your face missing ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2012 - 11:53am -

  49. Network in different country

    Hi all, So I have a network at two BBs, specifically a VP-level person at each place who I know will vouch for me if I ask. Thing is, they both work in offices abroad, and I am looking to intern in NYC. Any idea how helpful recommendations of this kind ge ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 9 2019 - 8:53pm -

  50. Networking through Email

    Hello, I'm a sophomore at a non target school in NYC and am currently recruiting for 2020 IB internships. Recently, I got to talking with my neighbor, who's brother happens to be an Executive Director at a BB. I've asked him if he could me ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 15 2019 - 9:51am -

  51. Networking Just to Network

    Was wondering if people who have offers for next summer or are going into FT still network regularly during the school year? If so, what do you look to get out of it and how do you approach just networking to network. Alumni Networking BB networking netwo ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Aug 23 2018 - 2:58pm -

  52. Freshman at target (but not in business school), how do I make it in IB?

    I am an incoming freshman at a target. However, I am not in the business school but have already made plans to attempt to do an internal transfer. I have a goal, as cliche as it might sound, to land a job at BB upon graduation. What advice do you guys hav ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 13 2018 - 1:09pm -

  53. What are the best social clubs in New York, SF, Boston and LA for networking?

    Looking to join social clubs in big cities, such as New York, SF, Boston and LA for networking purposes. Any advice? BB networking ...

    1 comment - 2 silver bananas - Apr 20 2018 - 1:25pm -

  54. Powerful Network- Unsure What to Ask, IB vs ER

    I'm facing a dilemma on whether I should ask my network to put me in touch with someone for investment banking or equity research. I recently, through serendipity, was able to intern for a year at a very respectable and prominent investment firm in i ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 14 2018 - 6:59pm -

  55. Capital IQ- Recruiting

    Work at small bank and wondering, can you use Capital IQ to find banker's phone numbers and emails? I'm considering lateraling to a larger firm in a few months after my internship is over. BB networking capital IQ ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2017 - 12:49pm -

  56. Using your company's database to network with other employees

    I have 2 years left of school, at a MAC school, so non target. I currently work at a BB wealth management branch in the city where I go to school. On our company's intranet I can see names of people who work at the large offices (New York, Chicago, e ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2017 - 6:54pm -

  57. MD offers Help, what to do next

    Build connection with global head at BB. Had informational interview with him, went pretty well, he even offered internship at his firm (NY or HK office)...(I was shocked that time since it was my first informational interview and I didn't mean to as ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2016 - 1:16pm -

  58. Recruiting for a Specific Coverage Group

    First post in the jungle, so I hope I don't come out smelling like shit. I'm currently a rising junior interning for a boutique tech investment bank, and I've started to do some networking, but I've mainly focused on reaching out to pe ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 8:09pm -

  59. Next steps to networking?

    For effective networking, what would the next steps be after getting an initial phone call with an alumni? Going into SA recruiting next summer so started reaching out to people in the industry. Conversations have been pretty solid, but most of it is abou ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2016 - 11:35pm -

  60. How to introduce yourself at a networking event?

    So I will be attending the JPMorgan BA Early Advantage program on site tomorrow and I am wondering, when I start conversations/introduce myself, do I have to go into that professional realm or can I ask more candid questions (ie. sport interests/travellin ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2016 - 9:50pm -

  61. Conferences to network with HNW Investors

    Just wondering what are some other conferences that attract HNW investors. I know Libertarian/Conspiracy guys have a lot of money and love investing in resource stocks. Any other places? Thanks BB networking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2015 - 1:59pm -

  62. Advice / Tips On Preparing For FT Fixed Income / Equity Sales (S&T) Recruitment Over Summer

    Didn't manage to land an SA gig in S&T... Gonna bust my ass in preparing for the FT round over summer. I understand that it's a lot more difficult to land an FT gig with no prior experience, but I won't let these statistics stop me from ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2015 - 10:17am -

  63. Networking- Coming back to a director met on holidays

    Hello, I am doing an internship in a BB bank (Tier-2) in London until September 2015 (I started in october 2014). It is a "project management role", nothing to do with IB or so. I chose it with the hope to make a lateral move to the front office ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2015 - 4:27pm -

  64. School Networking Expedition

    Hey everyone, I am new here to WSO. I have been reading a lot of material on here the last few weeks. I have some questions regarding networking and some expeditions my school is planning. I am at a definite non-target in Idaho. My economics department is ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2014 - 2:58pm -

  65. Women' Event at BB for 1st Year MBA- Worth going?

    Dear All, Sorry, if I posted in the wrong forum. This is my first time posting. In September, I applied for a women's MBA networking event at a BB 's headquarters in NYC. I had to write a cover letter/essay and submit my profile just for the eve ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2012 - 1:51am -