I was a virtual intern in a group that had cuts, so I did not secure a return. Still have great relationships with supervisors who are happy to be references. FT recruiting has been an absolute black box. I've got an offer in hand with 1-2 weeks until it explodes. It's an M&A role at a MM bank, not in a major city, and not a very good bank. It's a large step down from where I interned (not BB but a strong, global boutique). I believe I can find a better position. But hiring is a lot different with COVID, so I'm struggling to weigh that with just taking the offer. Just wondering what you guys
22 Sep 2020
Open to answering questions regarding MBB, recruiting, breaking in, day to day life, career choices, etc. Background Academic: MSc in Finance (Europe) - top GPA, public undergrad b-school (target locally) Internships: Summer analyst at MBB; Summer analyst at Goldman Sachs (IMD London); Off-cycle analyst at European Private Equity FOFs. Received full-time offers from all three Other: GMAT 730 WSO Mentor Want to work with me? Check out my profile here.
05 Nov 2020
Hi everyone! I'm currently an undergrad senior and recently received two very different job offers. One is from a reputable asset management firm (Invesco/PIMCO/BlackRock) as a product analyst, and another offer is as an investment analyst at a fast growing small PE secondaries shop (1.5B AUM). In the medium term, I definitely want to be in investment research at a well-known buy-side company. Some decision factors and key questions I'd like some insights on are: 1) Would it be impossible to be recruited as an investment/research analyst after being a product analyst for the first 1-2 years
01 Dec 2020
Basically ^, I'm going to be an IB summer analyst at one of the bulge bracket banks and I'm really excited. Are there any classes I should take this semester (as a junior), or anything to do to prepare, or anything to aim to do during the internship to turn it into a full time offer? Should I keep in touch with the people who interviewed me, and to what extent? One of the MD's set up a call between me and some former analysts who all said it was important to ask questions, but besides that is there anything glaringly obvious that I should focus on? Also, my school has classes like corporate
30 Nov 2020
Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it's about time for eager upper classmen to start their Summer Analyst stints. Having gone through a Summer Analyst program myself and having managed a number of SAs, both good and bad, I'd like to offer some advice to this year's class of interns. Without further ado, here are things to do and things to avoid if you want to end the summer with a job offer in-hand. First, my top five to-dos: 1.) Always double-check your work: It doesn't matter what you're doing. Whether its spreading comps, putting together a DCF, or throwing logos on a slide
29 May 2012
I'm currently a senior at a big state school in the south. Interned at a BB in IB, and signed my offer at well known middle market IB. I recently started looking at getting an MBA. I'm curious as to how recruiter then select candidates to interview or even give offers to, especially at HBS, where everyone has a great resume and interviews well. I'm sure networking has a lot to do with it, but I would assume that everyone networks. I understand that recruiting begins in October for most MBA level programs, and to take into consideration that most people do not have experience in the industry that they are trying to break in. Can someone shed some light on that process. I'm asking out of curiousity
04 Oct 2014
I got offers from both companies, and have a week to decide. What do you guys think I should choose? I am interested in going into top 5 business school after 3 years. Which one prepares me better? Thank you! Really appreciate your help!
10 Oct 2010
Met this guy through a good friend of mine. He graduated wharton last year, and got full-time offers from Blackstone PE, Citadel, Bain Capital, Lazard, Goldman Sachs TMT, and some more that i'm forgetting. probably the most impressive offer list of anyone i know.
05 Apr 2010
Fellow Monkeys, I'd like your view on the choice I'm trying to make regarding my position next year (1st year analyst) Im about to graduate from a top French school, interned at BNPP in M&A in Paris, GS in M&A in Paris and GS in ECM in London. The offers I have are: GS, Leveraged Finance, London CS, M&A Energy, London BNPP, M&A, Paris I know that this forum is usually more for US-based banks, but if anyone has some insight about what the best choice in terms of deal exposure / intrinsic value for exit after 2-3years / quality of group / hours, that would be helpful. Best,
26 Apr 2010