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
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23 Nov 2020
Has anyone done a superday at Partners Group for the financial analyst program? This is a 2-3 year program where you rotate between their different groups for undergrads. What was the format (behaviourals, technicals, case studies)? How many people did you interview with? How did you best prepare? How did you best prepare for your superdays for ib and pe?
10 Aug 2021
I have two Superdays this week with two middle market investment banks for an Analyst position, I have never experienced a superday interview before so I am looking for any help I can get on technical questions, behavioral questions, fit questions, or just what I can expect throughout the superday. I am a current senior in college, and I have completed two finance internships. The areas I am focusing on to prepare for the interviews are: Accounting Valuation Industry Specific metrics Case Studies Modeling (I have no prior experience) I understand I will not be able to master all of the above
08 Oct 2021
I had a first technical round and then on to superday. Does anybody know the typical recruiting structure for FT partners? Like will there still be a technical focus at superday even though I had an initial strictly technical round? Also does anybody know kinda how many offers they give after superday? I'm trying to see if I should get my hopes up or not
16 Aug 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
Had a superday with a BB about 1.5 weeks ago, and haven't heard anything from the firm. I know of people who got rejection letters, but I don't know if anyone has gotten an offer yet. Does this mean I'm on the waitlist? The bank had an additional superday after mine, so would that cause them to delay their response? I'm unsure what to think/do, especially since I don't have any other interviews in the works.
04 Aug 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
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22 Nov 2010
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
I recently received an invite for a SD with a Tier 1 BB for a PWM Summer Analyst position in the Northeast - I applied early in the process (April) before my grades for spring semester were finalized. My grades turned out to be abysmal and my GPA dropped to a 2.4, as I was taking 17.5 credits in the spring and was traveling back and forth to home after my younger sister attempted suicide. Students could opt to have most classes in 2020 switched to pass/fail due to COVID, which do not factor into GPA, hence why my GPA has fluctuated by a considerable margin. For reference, I go to a target
14 Oct 2021
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
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
I know each interviewer will speak with anywhere between 3-6 hiring managers, but how many interviewees are each hiring manager interviewing? And from that number, how many are they looking to hire? Is it just to fill one analyst position, or multiple? Do the hiring managers get together after the Superday interviews to discuss each interviewee, and whether or not they would like to hire them? Also, if you are the top pick for multiple hiring managers, will you get multiple offers, and then be able to select from the divisions, or can you only get one offer?
15 Sep 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
Apologies, I know TSS is not I-Banking, but I guess it is the closest given the categories I can choose from. I had a superday with JPM TSS ten days ago (02/02/12). The interview went very well. The 1st interviewer kept saying things like "your resume is impressive", "you definitely have the skill set for this job". The 2nd interviewer shook my hand when the interview ended and said that he likes my passion. However, I haven't heard anything back from them for 11 days. The interesting part is that my friend received a rejection letter from the same program I apply to (yes, we are from the same school, and we are interviewed by the same person) last Friday. The letter she received says "dear candidates, thanks...". It is clearly a mass email, and I am clearly not rejected.
13 Feb 2012
Yesterday I just finished a half day (morning) superday with a BB which included several interviews. Unfortunately I had not gotten much sleep the night before due to being woken up by loud noise from the room next door which persisted for more than one hour, this was completely outside of my control and had a severe negative impact.
10 Jan 2015
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
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
I have a scheduled superday for full-time IBD. Would it be overkill to ask my contacts at this firm for a referral to other Analysts to grab coffee or have a conversation before the superday? I have availability and a very strong interest in this firm, and would like to demonstrate that interest before the superday. Additionally, I am in conversation with two alum from my college at this firm for a quick phone or email conversation to introduce myself.
10 Oct 2018
I just had an IB superday for a 2022 SA position with JPM about 6 days ago and haven't heard back yet. The interview was specifically for M&A and the group is small but looking to grow (They have ~10 people now and are looking to hire 3 summer interns). In my Zoom room, there were only 2 other people interviewing, although there was another time slot so I'm assuming around 6 actually interviewed. I thought it went really well - I nailed the technical round and I also felt I got along great with the interviewers in the fit/behavioral rooms. The last guy told me to "keep in touch" and that he'd
02 Aug 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
Hello, I have a superday coming up in a couple days that I can't afford to screw up. I'm basically treating it like a life or death situation. I've had several first round interviews so far, but I've made costly mistakes that prevented me from moving forward. Fortunately I learned from my mistakes and was able to move on to the superday with this firm. However, I feel that this may be my last opportunity with a major bank, and want to do everything I can do maximize my chances. So my question is, what can I do to be the best candidate I can be? I've also heard that fit and personality matter a
02 Dec 2015
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 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
I had a first round yesterday (Thursday) and everything went well except when the interviewer asked me about their firm (the size, revenue, ceo). I didn't know anything... I tried to deflect saying that I truly wanted to work their because of X, Y, Z factors but I didn't know the names and numbers he asked me. He asked me a second time directly (do you know the CEO?) and I just I didn't know. Later on the way to the airport I sent him a thank you note on my blackberry saying that I did my research and the ceo was X.. and also included some relevant news related to the firm which I thought was interesting. I really felt bad that I wasn't prepared about specific facts on the firm. This is my top firm I want to work with and I'm worried that I probably got dinged. I answered all his other questions perfectly. The interviewer knows that I have a lot of people gunning for me at the firm (5+) and that I have a brother that works there too.
29 Jan 2010
I am interviewing with a BB bank for FT. I was offered a superday but not for the location and group that I truly want. According to the recruiter, the group that I want to be with has already acquired all of its FT analysts through early recruiting and and summer intern conversions. He went on to say that I can reject my invitation for a superday so that my candidacy for my desired group will be held until an opening is available. However, it is not a guarantee that there will be an open spot in the group that I want in the upcoming months. What is the likelihood that a group expands its
27 Oct 2017
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 recently had an interview with a BB and was asked some tough technical questions for a Summer Analyst position. I was not sure if I got them right so I wanted feedback from you guys who probably know about these topics at the back of your hand. 1) If a company lost a lawsuit and the SEC has imposed a $100 million fine, payable $20 million each year, How would it impact the 3 financial statements: a) on Dec 31st b) on Jan 1st 2) Buy pen for $8 with debt and sell it for $10….what is the Impact on financial statements immediately 3) How does 40% cash vs 60% cash affect the merger model ? Thanks
11 Feb 2011
This happened a few weeks ago and it's still quite disturbing to me so I decided to make this thread. I was having a superday with this group and everything went pretty well. After we finished, I and two other candidates had lunch with the whole team. The lunch was pretty casual and we were just chit chatting. Then, after 15 minutes, I started to realize that when the MD talked, he never made any eye contact with me while he made eye contact very often with the other two candidates. It was like he was talking to them and not to me at all. He was the main talker during the lunch and probably
09 May 2015
So I got this question at a superday: Suppose your friend is looking to buy a restaurant. How would you value the restaurant for him? I mentioned that using the comparable companies analysis was useless since 1) you would not be able to gather the data needed and 2) restaurants are all extremely different in regards to their unique characteristics i.e. location, customer base (low income vs. high income) So I figured using DCF might do the job, but then he asked: in what situation would you not want to use DCF? I said "well the restaurant business can be difficult to forecast future cash flows as it is very volatile; therefore, the uncertainty in our future cash flows makes the DCF method a poor choice." Would the liquidation valuation model have been better?
16 Mar 2011
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
Had a final round a lil over a week ago for an IB position. and I felt like I was already dinged before stepping into the interview. the most senior interviewer asked me almost no questions and didn't seem to be at all interested in my experiences or responses. no technical questions either. the interview basically ended 10 mins in and I stretchd it out by asking him questions then trying to weave my story off his responses. samething for a few other interviewers. by the end I pretty much got the gist. the whole process felt like a dog and pony show and i think i might not have been in legit consideration despite being invited to final rounds.
01 Nov 2011