One of the scariest emails I receive starts like this:
“I’m a middle school / elementary school student, and I really want to do investment banking….”
First off, no, you do NOT want to do investment banking if you’re 10 years old, sorry.
You haven’t even hit puberty yet, so how could you possibly be thinking about full-time jobs?
Still, you might have a point.
“Grooming” for future jobs starts very early these days, and the structured “path” starts earlier and earlier as well.
In the EMEA region, this “path” starts with the spring week, and sometimes even earlier than that with the “Finance Insight Day” in high school.
I don’t know much about spring weeks personally, so this article is based on multiple interviews with UK-based readers who have used spring weeks to win offers at banks.
Take it away…
What is a Spring Week?
If you’re not from the EMEA region, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering what a “spring week” is.
Spring week programs, also referred to as ‘spring insight’ programs, are the most sensible way of getting your foot in the investment banking door.