(Original post by mmms95)
Got rejected as well!! Probably because I submitted it quite late and I wrote my actual a level grades (gap year applicant) (my grades were not 4a*s lol) and I didn't rly explain the skills from my EC's just kinda listed them... Also I think my PS didn't rly explain how I was a good candidate just talked about why I want to go! Oh well
@tggfootymad, maybe it was your answer to your questions???
I'm sorry to hear that, don't at all be disheartened. The value of this, is now you understand what parts of your application weren't so strong and you could improve on that. I started of in a pretty much similar situation, now I'm at university and have perfected pretty much all aspects of my application. Just remember the competitiveness of this industry, so it's near impossible to get accepted onto every programme/internship etc..
If you would like more thorough feedback and pointers for your next application, don't hesitate to drop me a PM with your repsonses to the questsions.
(Original post by tggfootymad)
Ok I see what you mean. You must be right, you got in after all. But when they ask why YOU are suited to the programme, talking excessively about THEM seems odd. I guess you have to say why they're different and good etc, and why you are a good fit as a part of that.
What, in your opinion, does make BOAML different btw?
There's a whole host of reasons which seperates BAML from its competition. Firstly its business model is designed in such a way to give departments the flexibility of following deals from origination to execution. For instance, the risk teams (credit), will sidetrack people in IBD such as M&A and work alongside throughout the duration of the deal for continous backlog support, as oppose to working only on the original due-dilligence.
Another reason is Bank of America's merger with Merrill Lynch, gives it a global powerhouse brand which in essence diversifies their risk portfolio. It gives the bank the flexibility of downsizing different sections of the bank depending on economic conditions without having to commit capital for new ventures. BAML is also what's known as a bulge bracket investment bank so their deal flow is of much higher calibre in comparison to other IBs, meaning it's a very good place to learn the ins and outs of very succesful multi-national companies.
Although, at this stage, they're not expecting you to know this.