Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/27/14 and ranks #8 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Mine is a story with various parts; you can find details on my life as a Big 4 auditor in my Q&A here and my path to final rounds with a PE firm here.
23 Nov 2020
I just finished up my freshman year of college with 3 IB superdays lined up. I just did my first one yesterday and got a call last night telling me i got the offer. My official letter came in this afternoon and everything feels so unreal. 6 months ago I didn't even know what investment banking was, I just knew I wanted to help ppl and I had some really influential mentors that made me aware of opportunities in finance. In February I started putting everything I had into learning more about the industry, technical prep, and networking. I feel like I'm gonna wake up any minute, I feel like I'm
13 May 2021
I've recently been through 4 superdays (3 rejections and one waitlist). Crazy because every time I feel like I killed it (get all the technicals, polished behaviorals), but something apparently went wrong. Typically I do a pretty good job on first rounds, second rounds and such, but when it comes to Superdays/chatting with MDs/VPs, seems like I just choke for some reason. The most frustrating thing is that your interviewers are rarely helpful when you ask them for specificity on what went wrong. At this point, I'm convinced that I'm missing something very specifically pertaining to Superdays
11 Jun 2021
Hey all, This is really bugging me. Recently had a superday with the regional office of an BB/EB. During one interview, the VP asked where else I was interviewing. I told him I was also interviewing at Firm X. He then asked which firm I would choose if I had the option, and I said that I'd choose his firm over Firm X (obviously) because of blah blah blah. The VP said he knew people at Firm X and would let them know that I'd choose his firm over Firm X. He then pulls out his phone and literally starts emailing/texting his buddies at Firm X... Didn't get an offer from that office, and never
27 Nov 2015
I have been invited to a super day in a couple weeks with JPMorgan. It is for their AWM analyst program. I am trying to get some advice from someone who has recently been through the process. What type of questions should I expect? Lots of behavioral with a couple technical focusing on markets seems to be a realistic expectation. Anyways, does anyone have any info they can provide to help me prepare for this super day?
11 Mar 2021
Hello everyone, I attended JPMorgan CIB Early Insight Program in late April and submitted my application. I was also invited to their art of interviewing prep event in mid May. I haven't heard anything from them since then. Has anyone received Superday invitation? What's their timeline? I thought there should be some updates... Thanks in advance!
26 May 2021
Hello everyone, I will study abroad during my senior fall. I don't want to miss the fall recruitment for full-time positions. Do companies offer virtual superdays for students who are studying abroad? Or will the opportunities be very limited? Did anyone have this experience in the past? I saw a 2009 post talking about GS had separate virtual superdays for students studying abroad. Just wondering. Thanks!
03 Jun 2021
Hey guys, I am writing this post because I genuinely would like some feedback or advice. I am a student with non-business background and was very excited to interview with a BB bank. I was very prepared for the first and superday interviews. I got a superday the same day I had my first round so I guessed they liked me. But I got rejected after the Superday. I had 4 interviewers during the Superday and one of them said well done after our conversation. I thought I did quite well on the Superday but I was not even put on the waitlist. I asked for feedback but they told me they would not provide
11 Dec 2019
Did anyone get notified if they got an offer for Raine Group's summer analyst program for 2022? I got rejected first round but I heard superday interviews were last week.
12 Apr 2021
I had a superday yesterday for the FT analyst program in the private bank at JP Morgan. Think it went fairly well. When can I expect to hear back? Have others heard back? I'm also curious what percentage of people who make it to the superday round end up getting hired, if anybody knows this.
04 Mar 2021
List, closed, thank you all =) Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors. --Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do resume reviews, share contacts, etc. Very excited for this class. -- Why: This year WSO helped me out. (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-same-st…) I want to return the favor. Summary: This is a long-term mentorship/investment for the duration of 6 months. MENTORS 1. James (wolfy) 2. Jon 3. Andrew WSO MENTORS 4. monty09 5. anyonewantsjob
22 Nov 2010
Just had a Superday this past Friday. I applied for the global quantitative analytics internship in September, was given the Hirevue in October, and had a Superday (3 30 minute phone calls) on Friday, November 13. There was a "networking" call the day before where all the Superday candidates could ask current quants questions etc. and I noticed there were at least 50 candidates on that call (I'm assuming all of whom had the Superday the very next day) and yet I haven't heard any updates from anyone? Has anyone heard back from a November 13 BofA Superday yet or know when we should expect to
17 Nov 2020
Hello College Students, I am currently enjoying a nice 4 hour train ride home for the weekend and figured I would provide people with an outlet for advice regarding S&T Superdays. I know this is that time of the year where Juniors are freaking out about their upcoming superday. Feel free to post any questions you might or PM me. I will be actively answering questions until around midnight tonight, anything beyond that I will be sure to get back to you this weekend at some point.
23 Jan 2014
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07 Dec 2018
Hi everyone, I got invited to the GS Global Markets (loan management) Superday. I have been trying to find more info on the division and how interviews usually look like but couldn't find much here or on the internet in general. Does anyone have any experience or any insights into the division/interviews. The job is specifically Goldman Sachs Global Markets (loan management) in their Dallas office. Let me know if you have any other question. Thank you!
25 Sep 2020
I received a superday for FT IB and I accepted a return offer from another bank in a different division. The superday bank sent me a form to fill out and it asks if I have a contract of employment which I think I technically do. I don't want this to backfire on me and then end up with 0 offers. So I want to be honest and fill out yes. However, ideally if I get a job offer from this bank I would take it in a heartbeat but I want to know if I'd be an automatic no if I tell the truth? I'm just worried if I get the offer and take it my former bank might contact them and let them know that I lied.
09 Oct 2019
I have heard of people getting a call the same day to extend the job offer and have heard of it taking over a week. Does anyone know how long it should take, on average? I imagine the best performers heard back very soon, or is that a fallacy? Thank You.
12 Oct 2020
Hi All, I recently interviewed for a role at a BB that I am so excited about and would love to do. I spoke with the whole team (6 people) and had amazing talks with 5, one I wish was a little smoother. I had my superday last Thursday and have been so anxious ever since waiting. For context - this is for a 2 year experience hire so I know the process would take a bit longer than say an analyst but they said they would let me know soon and everyday that passes I feel more insecure. Should I follow up this week (will have been a week) and what should I say? Thanks!!
12 May 2021
So I attended a superday on Monday with an investment management firm in Chicago for a 2 year rotational program, but this is their first year piloting the program. The superday went so well- 5 interviews with 2/3 people for half an hour each. I thought all of them were great and got good feedback from everyone. The last two people I talked to (both of which I had spoken to together in the previous round) said I'll hear from HR soon. Emailed HR today to follow up, she said she'd let me know of the next steps shortly. Emails me again later and says as an update she will have news in a week or 2
17 Nov 2020
Hey everyone, I just recently interviewed at a super day for a smaller group within GS IMD. It's been about three weeks or so, and I haven't heard anything back. From my understanding, both offered and rejected candidates hear back back within a day or two. The left over, are put on a waiting list of sorts to see if first choice candidates accept or not. Can anyone confirm if this is the case? This is my only real lead for an internship so far at a BB, and I really hope I get an offer, but in the meantime I can only sit back and wait, which is really frustrating. Thanks for any advice in
07 Dec 2020
I recently had a superday at a BB and HR said to wait 2-3 weeks to hear back. However, other people I have spoken with that had superdays at similar firms were given their offers in a day or two after their superday. Is the 2-3 weeks comment from HR just a formality in case they waitlist you or will it really take that long to hopefully hear back with good news? Thanks for any input!
16 Sep 2020
For anyone else that was at the superday today: -What were your thoughts, how do you think you did? -Has anyone heard back yet? Heard decisions should be going out pretty quickly
27 Oct 2015
Hi, Recently completed hirevue for BAML Diversity Inclusion BANKING/MARKETS MARCH5-6 IN NYC FORUM. Has anybody hear back or know when we can expect to hear back?
11 Feb 2020
Hi guys, I have two superdays next week: one for a large Real Estate Private Equity Firm and another for a Large REIT. In my previous interviews I've been fairly confident in my answers to technical questions aside from two: 1. Walk me through a DCF valuation on an asset.....How do you find an appropriate discount rate? So I understand the basics of a DCF (forecasting CF's and applying a discount rate to get present value) but I may not be describing it efficiently enough and I am sort of lost on where we get a discount rate from in the world of real estate. How is the Discount Rate linked to
31 Mar 2016
I was wondering how long or if I should expect to hear back after a final round for a lateral analyst position I had a week and a half ago? I interviewed on the phone initially then I was called in for a first round, where I met with a VP/Director/analyst. That same afternoon, after the first round, I was called by HR to schedule a final round for the next morning, Thursday 10/29. That Thursday I met with 4 MDs, including the head of the group. So far, I have not heard anything from HR or the staffer, both of which I have followed up with a week after the final round. Does anybody have
10 Nov 2015
Hi, I did my superday on 7/15 and received a call from HR on 7/16 saying my application is on hold. It's pretty much like a waitlist situation. Just curious if anyone else is waitlisted. How many people got off the waitlist in the past? Is there anything I can do to increase my chance?
27 Jul 2021
I applied in September for an IB analyst internship and an IB markets sales internship and got invited to the hireview almost immediately. Then I did the markets Superday a few days ago, and the IB one a few days ago too, but neither asked me to do a first round of interviews. I have a 3.95 and I'm coming from a good school (top 25 overall, top 10 business), but idk if it is a target school and I have done 0 networking, so I am very confused why they would invite me to Superday. Is it a bad sign that I didn't get the first round first?
18 Nov 2020
Had a first round phone interview with an IB for a 2019 SA job, and after correctly answering some technical questions it was decided that we would check back in at the end of the summer and I would let them know where I was in my recruiting process, and if I was still interested I could get a superday. I don't live in the same city as this firm's headquarters, but I'll happen to be that city in a few weeks just by coincidence. Is it acceptable to reach out and ask for an interview while I'm there anyways? What would be the best way to phrase that? I'm still recruiting with other firms, but in
05 Jul 2018
Had a superday with a PE team at GS on Friday (summer internship). Recruiter sent out an email right after it ended, saying an update would be given within 1-2 weeks. From reading other responses on WSO, seems like offers to top candidates are either made day of or day after. Since it was a Friday, does anyone know if GS PE teams make offers over the weekend?
27 Feb 2021
I just finished a super day interview yesterday (Wednesday) and it's Thursday night and I haven't hear anything from HR. She told me they should let me know by the end of this week or early next week. I have heard many times that they either tell you the night of or the day after, which hasn't happened for me. However, one thing to note about this firm is that they are very disorganized. They took 11 days to get back to me after my 2nd round almost 2 months to fly me out for a superday after they confirmed I past the 2nd round, so their timeline is different from traditional BBs at least. What
27 Apr 2018
Had a SD a little over a week ago - when should I expect a response? They said they'll get back to us within 2 weeks, but should I be worried that I haven't received a response yet?
15 Feb 2021
Hi everyone, I have a market risk superday with JPMorgan next week. I know I need to know things happening in macro economy and be able to elaborate on different indicators. What are some other technical questions that can be asked? How should I prepare for it? And can someone provide some insights on salary+bonus for this group? As well as career progression, exit opportunities? Thanks!
15 Jul 2021
Hey everyone. I had a superday for HL FVA Summer Internship three weeks ago and have yet to hear back from anyone about whether I got the offer. By now I assume I didn't, but find it strange that no one reached out. I emailed the HR person who organized the interview, and got no response. Moving forward, is this standard practice?
17 Jun 2021
I recently had a superday. I spoke with the recruiter about when I should hear back and he said 1 to 2 weeks. On the other hand, I spoke to another candidate who was contacted after the superday to set up a phone call for next week. I interpret this as me not getting an offer or getting on the waitlist at best. Could anyone chime in with their experiences to confirm my suspicions?
05 Oct 2019
My dad walked in while i was in the middle of a hirevue question, and instead of closing the tab I accidentally clicked 'submit response'. On the next question, I said "sorry for the interruption" and finished my response to the previous question. Then, obviously, I answered the current question. Do you think i'll get dinged?
07 Sep 2019
Hey all, Did anybody who interviewed with BAML in Charlotte this past friday hear back with an offer/rejection? If you did, can you post when you heard and for which group? I know it's still early, but I'm just wondering if they gave out any offers on Friday. Thanks!
17 Oct 2010
Has anyone attended a superday for Private Banking at JP Morgan? I have one coming up and would greatly appreciate any help. Questions asked? How many interviews? Which location? Overview of the Private Banking JPM Super Day Interview The interview will likely be 6 interviews. According to our users, the JPM Private Banking super day will consist of mostly fit and behavioral interviews. You should plan to know the following: Know the stock price and CEO Understand some basic market dynamics and have a market outlook Why You? Why Private Banking? What area of PB do you want to work in? Also you
19 May 2018
Would you say perfection is necessary to receive an offer? I know this can depend on a lot of things, but was hoping to hear some stories. Do you have to be perfect to get an investment banking offer? Getting every single question right will not land you the offer. The interview is about knowing your stuff cold but it's also about selling yourself. You can answer every question with ease but if come off as someone without a personality you won't make it. Sell yourself. Be personable and likable. Having a strong connection with one interviewer is more valuable than acing every question. You'll
24 Feb 2019
It would be great if someone can tell me which firm is better in HK S&T and what the FT conversion rates are? How about Citi and Deutsche? Help and advice would be much appreciated!!!
16 Jan 2012