Hi all, basically the title above. I asked this in the MBB page too, but I'm also interested in IB. I'm a junior in college, and got a Finance internship secured for next summer at a F500 pharma company (think Roche, Merck, Novartis), and I don't know whether it would help or hurt to intern there if I want to apply to IB for full-time next year. On one hand, I think the F500 brand name + finance internship will help, but I don't know how I would justify that I was in finance in pharma, and wanted to switch over to IB. Given that I would be applying to the first-year entry-level role at IB
06 Nov 2021
Out of curiosity, wanted to see if anyone else has noticed any general trends in the work/life balance of corporate finance. I'm in CFin at the moment and am interviewing around, and have had one or two companies (F250) tell me many finance employees average 55-65 hours a week, which is higher than what nearly all of my connections in CFin work, as well as myself. These firms preach a strong "meritocracy" culture and claim everyone "grinds" like they're wannabe high finance, even in seemingly basic finance roles. For example, an F100 firm that is trying to get me into a basic financial
06 Apr 2018
I currently work as a controller at a F500, and a headhunter recently called me about a CFO role with a smaller, private company. I never considered leaving the F500 realm, but the all in pay is more than double what I make now and it could be nice not having to deal with Sarbanes Oxley, regulation, and the politics that go along with working for a large F500.
09 Jan 2014
Would working in corporate finance for a F500 company be a waste of time after my sophomore year? Last year after my freshman year I really did nothing, just lifeguarding and getting drunk the entire summer - so I'm not sure if my resume is strong enough to get something really noticeable. Also, I'm white and don't have any internal connections, so most of the BB sophomore programs are out of my reach this year. I just want to make sure I'm not wasting my time this summer if I accept this ternship in corporate finance. Thanks P.S. I go to a semi-target
23 Nov 2012
I am a senior at a non target and will graduate with around a 3.3 Cum gpa and 3.8 Finance gpa. I have 3 years of wealth management and business development experience. Do I have a shot at landing a decent role?
27 Jul 2016