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  2. 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 comments19 Sep 2016 -

  3. Thanks for checking out my thread. Was just looking for everyone's opinion on my little brother who is a sophomore. I got my sophomore internship through my friends Dad but he needs to cold email to get a sophomore IB internship. Thoughts on his temp ...

    21 comments26 Feb 2018 -

  4. Fucked Up Bad

    Investment Banking

    Was gonna have a phone informational interview with a banker today. Guy told me to call his cell. Called his office line and no one picked up. Emailed him to reschedule for next week. 30 minutes later guy emailed back appearing not to have received the ca ...

    17 comments4 Oct 2015 -

  5. Pay It Forward

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    I distinctly remember a phone call I made to a managing director at Prudential Securities when I was in business school--I had cold-called him, done an informational interview in his office, and now, I was following up to see if I could get a full-time jo ...

    13 comments20 Mar 2016 -

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    11 comments30 Oct 2017 -

  7. I contacted an alumni who is a VP at a BB bank in May. He flaked 3 times from our phone call. Haven't contacted him in a month and emailed him the other day and he flaked again today. Should I keep trying? informational interview ...

    11 comments15 Jul 2014 -

  8. DeLeTe ThIs ///

    Investment Banking

    ...... informational interview ...

    7 comments8 Sep 2014 -

  9. So I was wondering what the consensus was on sending a thank-you note after informational interview. Usually it only makes sense if the person you're talking to asks for your resume, but what if they don't? I do just to stay on the safe side but ...

    5 comments16 Dec 2017 -

  10. Should i connect with analysts and associates on LinkedIn after I have a solid informational interview with them? Or is it weird because we've never met and we've only exchanged a few emails and only talked on the phone once? This could allow me ...

    4 comments25 Jun 2018 -

  11. When reaching out to a firm is it better to ask for an interview or ask for an informational interview? If reaching out to an analyst or associate I assume it is better to ask for an informational interview, however what about a contact in HR? Say I find ...

    5 comments9 Feb 2015 -

  12. Rescheduling with an MD?

    Investment Banking

    I cold emailed a few boutique IB's in my area in an attempt to get an internship for this summer (I'm a sophomore), and one MD said he wanted to talk, but the first time I called him he didn't answer. He had a last minute meeting, which is ...

    5 comments12 Jan 2015 -

  13. Through following the advice I found on this site (and several dead ends), I was able to land an informational interview at a BB. This interview is with an SVP at a group I'm very interested in. Are there any questions that would be good for a freshm ...

    3 comments4 Oct 2019 -

  14. Hi all, So last week I sent an informational interview request to the head of a coverage group at a BB for an informational interview and he actually got back to me and I have a call scheduled with him next week. The main question I was wondering is if I ...

    3 comments3 Apr 2018 -

  15. Beer with a Banker

    Investment Banking

    For context: I spoke with this alum a few weeks ago and he said his IB story was more of a beer conversation than a phone call story. He also said he would be happy to meet with me if I came to NYC. Here is the email I have drafted: [name] I am planning t ...

    3 comments25 Jul 2017 -

  16. Hi all, Last Monday I spotted a vacancy for an IBD role at a large BB bank and emailed a VP working in that team to gauge some information on the division and role. We had a phone chat last week and he stated that I should apply for the post. I emailed a ...

    3 comments19 Sep 2016 -

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    Investment Banking

    deleted informational interview ...

    3 comments26 Aug 2014 -

  18. Hi everyone: I came from a non-traditional background and would love to hear your views. After undergrad, instead of banking, I started out doing macro research/investing, then credit and equities investing. They are all at Tier 1.5 ish funds. I have the ...

    2 comments27 Feb 2019 -

  19. During an informational interview, for example, are I-Bankers allowed to answer the question "what was your favorite deal that you worked on?" I know that they are not definitely not allowed to talk about anything on-going. But are they allowed ...

    2 comments28 Oct 2014 -

  20. Forming a great relationship with an MD at a BB who I'm informed has a pretty high input into who gets recruited. Got referred to her through an associate who was an alumni at my school, and had a great 45ish minute informational. She put me in conta ...

    1 comment13 Sep 2018 -

  21. Hi all, I am a recent graduate who is going to be pursuing an MSF starting in the late summer/early fall. My goal is to break in to investment banking, but I do not have previous IB internships. I know it is late but I am still hustling to get something, ...

    1 comment23 May 2018 -

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    13 Oct 2017 -

  23. Morning all, I was lucky enough to wake up this morning to an email from HR at a top BB saying that they were told to schedule an informational call with me in the next week. I have been reaching out to alumni and basically anybody I could get in touch wi ...

    1 comment5 Aug 2016 -

  24. Phone Informational Interview

    Investment Banking

    I'm having a phone informational interview with alumni who are an associate at a large PE firm and a Director at an elite boutique IB this week. What do you think is a good way to approach these calls? What are some good questions? To give some persp ...

    1 comment2 Aug 2016 -

  25. Hello All, I am planning to write a paper or make a small presentation which I can carry for my informational interviews. Can you please give me some advice on the following: 1) Which one would be better: A proper Research paper (15-20 pages) or a small P ...

    5 Mar 2016 -

  26. Hi I'm going to have a phone call with a VP from Goldman Sachs IB, and I'm really nervous about it. I have read Goldman Sachs career page, I have some understanding of economy of U.S. and China, and some questions to ask the VP. But I still feel ...

    1 comment22 Sep 2015 -

  27. I have an informational interview scheduled with JP Morgan and would like additional details in regards to going prepared and what to bring. The obvious dress apparel is suit & tie, I know what to bring to the interview, but any suggestions and/or adv ...

    24 May 2015 -

  28. Recently got a phone call with the chief strategy officer / head of business development at one of the largest pharma/biotech companies, through a cold email (college alumnus). In general, what kinds of questions would you ask such a person during an info ...

    1 comment21 Nov 2014 -

  29. I have an informational interview in a couple days with someone at a BB in S&T, but I'm really more interest in IB. How would I go about seeing if he'd be willing to introduce me to someone in their ib division? The BB is known for one group ...

    1 comment24 Jul 2014 -