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How to Decide on Investment Banking Summer Internship Offers: Who Has a 97.5% Full-Time Offer Conversion Rate?

Yes, it’s that time of year again: You need to make a decision about summer internships. Since recruiting is now hyper-accelerated, the decision-making process is also hyper-accelerated. If you’re fortunate enough to receive multiple offers from banks, you’re in a very good position. But instead of enjoying the moment, you’ll be tempted to go down […]
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Why You’re Not Getting IB Summer Internship Offers – and What to Do About It

What’s the difference between a pattern and a coincidence? I’m not sure, but I’d say that something that happens dozens of times in a few weeks goes from “coincidence” to “pattern.” One pattern I’ve been thinking about is summer internship recruiting. Since recruiting now starts and finishes ridiculously early, we’ve been getting a lot of […]
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Accelerated Investment Banking Recruiting in London: The Best Way to Move to Another Bank?

Is it possible to do a summer internship at one bank, but then move to another one for a full-time role? It’s not easy. But one of the best ways to do it is with accelerated recruiting, which has become more popular everywhere – including the London market. You could use this accelerated recruiting process […]
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How Investment Banking Summer Internship Recruiting Has Changed in 2016

“Wait, what? Summer recruiting? But this summer isn’t even over yet!” Yup, exactly. Banks like to recruit earlier and earlier each year, so I felt we had to cover trends in summer internship recruiting. If you’re recruiting for internships, this obviously affects you, but even if you’re not, these trends tell you where the finance […]
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How to Prepare for Your Investment Banking Summer Internship in Less Than 8 Hours

Do you enjoy procrastinating? I do. My favorite method is binging on TV shows, followed closely by mobile games (Clash Royale!). Sometimes, waiting until the last minute helps you by adding time pressure. But other times, it hurts you because you can’t physically complete your tasks. With summer internships, it’s a bit of both. If […]
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How to Switch Banks and Upgrade Your Full-Time Offer with Investment Banking Accelerated Interviews

So you made it through summer internship recruiting… You submitted your resume 131 times…. You interviewed at 21 different banks… And in the end, you got an internship offer. It wasn’t exactly the bank you wanted to work at, but you outperformed many other students. And now you’ve started your internship, you’ve been there a […]
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Do Banks Create a Toxic Workplace Culture That Puts the Lives of Their Employees at Risk?

Sometimes, my timing for publishing articles on this site is horrible. A few days ago, for example, I published our 2013 bonus recap and made a few comments about BoAML paying higher bonuses than other places… having just gotten off a 12-hour flight and not realizing the other big news involving that firm. Assuming you’re […]
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What to Do When Your Summer Internship Sucks and You Can’t Make It Better or Leave Early

“Hi Brian, Hope you’re doing well. I am halfway through my internship and, frankly, I am not enjoying it. Our firm is only working with its portfolio companies and I’m mostly doing market research and thinking about partnerships, looking at competitors, etc. I’m doing no valuation or technical work, no financial statement analysis, not even […]
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How to Prepare for Investment Banking Summer Internship Recruiting

While I’ve written lots of summer internship tutorials, most of them focus on what to do once you’re actually working, or how to prepare for the internship. Even back in the dark ages (in Internet time, 2-3 years ago) one of the most asked questions here was “OK, but how do I get a summer […]
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Summer Internship Recruiting: Down, But Not Out

So, do summer interns still get recruited even in the midst of a financial crisis?  Are internship programs being eliminated altogether?  Which offices are actually hiring interns?  Is anyone safe? I’ve been getting a lot of these questions lately as we move into summer recruiting. The short answer: most of your fears are overblown, though […]
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How Summer Interns Get Full-Time Offers

“Summer means various things to various people, but one thing it means for most people in finance and all of New York is: interns. I’m told there is a similar wave of little political interns towards D.C. this time of year, but frankly, I’m not even certain they get paid.” –Sheer Suckers, The Leveraged Sellout […]
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10 Investment Banking Internship “Don’t”‘s: How Not To Screw Up

I’ve given some internship tips in the form of a summer intern success guide and an avid reader gave some tips from his firsthand experience, but it’s often easier to give advice on what not to do (as with fashion). Without further ado, here are the top 10 summer intern gaffs I’ve observed, both at […]
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Tips From A Former Summer Analyst And Soon-To-Be Full-Time Analyst

Today we have a guest post from a loyal reader who worked at a bulge bracket investment bank last summer and will be returning full-time this year. He has some additional tips for everyone about to start their investment banking jobs / internships – these are great overall so I don’t have much to add, […]
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The Investment Banking Summer Intern Success Guide: Yes, You Better Get My Coffee

“Always carry shoe polish, in case said analyst’s shoes need a shine. Forget your blackberry holster – what you need is a coffee cup holder for more than four cups – this way, you’ll need only make a single trip to Starbucks each morning when you bring your team coffee.” –..and Some More Investment Banking […]
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So, What Will I Do As An Investment Banking Summer Analyst (Besides Get Abused)?

At the top levels investment bankers are just miniature versions of Ari Gold. But are summer interns just miniature versions of Lloyd? Is the internship just a matter of getting abused repeatedly, fetching coffee and running around fixing printers? Or do you ever get to do anything interesting (or NOT use Excel in a given […]
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How To Dominate Your Investment Banking Internship

Nye: Learn everything you can, then get the hell out of there before it’s too late. Ellen: How exactly will I know when that is? Nye: Ah. That’s for another walk.” –Damages You get an investment banking internship for 2 reasons: To learn the job and absorb everything you can. To land a full-time offer. […]
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