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  2. 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 -

  3. Cold Email Advice for Sophomore SA

    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 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 26 2018 - 3:40pm -

  4. Fucked Up Bad

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 7:14pm -

  5. Pay It Forward

    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 comments - 24 silver bananas - Mar 20 2016 - 2:00pm -

  6. 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 -

  7. Alumni keeps flaking on informational interview

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2014 - 11:01pm -

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    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 5:41pm -

  9. Do you send thank-you emails for informational interviews?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 16 2017 - 4:53pm -

  10. Should I connect with analysts on LinkedIn after a solid informational interview?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 25 2018 - 11:21pm -

  11. Informational Interview or ask for Interview

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 11:23pm -

  12. Rescheduling with an MD?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2015 - 5:28pm -

  13. Informational interview- Head of Coverage Group

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2018 - 2:04pm -

  14. Beer with a Banker

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2017 - 8:31pm -

  15. Following up after an informational interview

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2016 - 5:12pm -

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    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2014 - 11:50pm -

  17. Opportunistic credit HF guys- what would impress you?

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 27 2019 - 11:41pm -

  18. What are banking allowed to tell?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2014 - 1:17am -

  19. What to talk about on second informational interview?

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Sep 13 2018 - 10:09am -

  20. Networking Meeting with the President of Boutique Investment Bank, what do I ask him about? Best way to ask for an internship?

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 23 2018 - 5:12pm -

  21. Lunch with Derivatives Trader for Local Shop

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    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2017 - 3:26pm -

  22. Informational call worse than informational interview

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2016 - 10:16am -

  23. Phone Informational Interview

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2016 - 7:02pm -

  24. Informational Interview: Sample Research topic

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 6:54pm -

  25. How to prepare for informational interview with Goldman Sachs?

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 5:32pm -

  26. Informational Interview for JPM advice, recommendations, and suggestions??

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 1:40pm -

  27. What to ask C-Level Bus. Dev. person?

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2014 - 9:59pm -

  28. Informational interview with someone in wrong group?

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2014 - 9:05am -