One region where it’s notoriously difficult to win internship and full-time offers is Hong Kong.
Not only are you competing with approximately half the population of mainland China (they’re even more obsessed with finance), you’re also up against candidates from other East Asian countries, plus plenty of people studying in the US, UK, and other regions.
And then there are the language tests, difficult technical questions, and the need to go there in-person for part of the interview process.
But it’s still possible to win offers there even if you have no family background in Asia and you’re coming from a non-target school.
In this wide-ranging discussion, I get an M&I reader to explain:
- How he won a sales & trading summer internship;
- How to network when you’re overseas; and
- What to expect in sales & trading interviews, assessment centers, and more… in Hong Kong.
Getting Interested in Finance and Running Off to Asia