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  2. Over the past two weeks, I have sent out around 30 emails and only got one response. This could just be bad luck, but I want to see if perhaps my emails are the problem. Background: I am a rising senior at a semi-target interning in a big 4 valuation grou ...

    66 comments24 Jun 2020 - Intern in IB-M&A

  3. Networking is stressed to get your resume pushed, and it is clear that it has an impact but is there anyone on the inside that can provide insight into the mechanics of it. Does HR wait for a quantity of referrals? If you have the worse experience, does H ...

    23 comments28 Jun 2020 -

  4. How many actual calls/coffee chats with bankers did you sit down for before you received your SA offer. Just curious to know because I am currently recruiting for 2021 SA but didn't realize I wanted to do IB until very recently. I've talked to a ...

    9 comments27 Jun 2020 -

  5. I'm a rising sophomore at a semi-target, so there are alumni I can reach out to but not a lot. After I finish reaching out to alumni, should I also start networking with non-alums or is there really no point in that. Do non-alums even pull for you or ...

    8 comments5 Jul 2020 -

  6. Too early?

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    Is it too early for me (a rising sophomore) to start reaching out to investment bankers for networking. I was told by my career counselor that right now isn't a good time as they are still recruiting summer analysts who are rising juniors and I would ...

    7 comments24 Jun 2020 -

  7. For reference I am a high-school senior. I somehow managed to get in contact with the former CEO of a large investment firm (at least it looked big to me), who currently works in asset management. I don't know why or how linkedin blessed me with this ...

    4 comments1 Jul 2020 -

  8. When someone sends you a cold email and you take them up on a coffee chat, what makes you want to connect them to another banker in your group? Roughly what percent of candidates do you introduce to your coworkers after the first call? Would an engaging c ...

    3 comments12 Jul 2020 - Intern in IB-M&A

  9. Hello Everyone, through some networking and sheer luck, I have been given the possibility to talk to an ED at a BB Investment Bank. He already said he would "refer" me, yet I wanted a talk for us to get to know each other so that his referral, i ...

    3 comments27 Jun 2020 -

  10. Networking at GS

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    I wonder if you know an associate of GS could help you to secure a summer internship? I had a zoom call but found a common interest and he said that he could send my cv to HR GS. Is it too early to say yes, please? I am an incoming student of Mif at one o ...

    2 comments27 Jun 2020 -

  11. When I send the initial networking email, should I include a list of available times, or should I ask if they are free to chat in general without specific times? If you're working in IB, which type of email do you prefer to see? If you're a stud ...

    2 comments25 Jun 2020 -

  12. I'm a Canadian looking to move to NYC, unrelated to being in investment banking, but nice that it works out that way. Currently at a regional boutique in Canada as a first year analyst, I presume my school doesn't matter anymore (just a decent C ...

    1 comment27 Jul 2020 -

  13. Reaching back out to contact?

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    How do you word emails to speak to old contacts you haven't spoken to in a while? Not sure what etiquette there is. # investment banking networking All United States ...

    1 comment17 Jul 2020 - Intern in IB-M&A

  14. Hi guys. Just reaching out to gage your opinion on a situation. I applied to an IB Analyst position just over two weeks ago, and every time I check the company's website I get an In Progress status. During this time I have reached out on LinkedIn to ...

    1 comment29 Jun 2020 -

  15. Staying in touch with bankers

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    Hello all, I have reached out and completed a few dozen networking calls. I wouldn't consider many of them complete successes, as I don't think they will remember me if I follow up now (6 months later). I want to keep the conversation going, and ...

    1 comment25 Jun 2020 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  16. Hi guys. Just reaching out to ask if anyone has had experience being recruited by and interviewing with Stifel? They have an opening in my city for an Analyst in their Public Finance department, and my heart is so set on making a career leap from mutual f ...

    1 comment25 Jun 2020 -