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    (Original post by makrxx)
    having shadowed on 2 desks on the trading floor, i felt the nature of the job was essentially being the middleman for parties who come to you asking for prices etc. personally i think i'll enjoy being able to research companies, understanding them. (though the people i know that can help me are in s&t, so that's a stumbling decision block for me...)

    as for excel and ppt knowledge, would it be very in-depth? i assume vlookup is the most basic thing you'll have to know in comparison?
    you would be required to be efficient with the usage of these programmes in completing tasks quickly/efficiently and without error
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    Been following your progress for a few years now and I'm pleased that you have reached your goal. Well done and I wish you luck for the future 😀
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    Hey,

    Just wondering... Are beards allowed in IB? Did you shave yours? Serious question. I always keep mine tidy and trimmed but shave for an interview but I would prefer to keep it lol.

    Thanks .
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    (Original post by Codetto)
    Been following your progress for a few years now and I'm pleased that you have reached your goal. Well done and I wish you luck for the future 😀
    appreciate the kind words man, thank you

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    Hey,

    Just wondering... Are beards allowed in IB? Did you shave yours? Serious question. I always keep mine tidy and trimmed but shave for an interview but I would prefer to keep it lol.

    Thanks .
    i have always had a beard and have never fully shaved it.. i just trimmed it every so often and kept it neat.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    appreciate the kind words man, thank you



    i have always had a beard and have never fully shaved it.. i just trimmed it every so often and kept it neat.
    What about for your first interviews for summer internship? Cheers Abdul.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    just completed and converted my summer internship into a ft position.

    if anyone has any questions, i'd be happy to answer
    well done
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    (Original post by alexjones1994)
    What about for your first interviews for summer internship? Cheers Abdul.
    i won't shave for anything or anyone, i like my beard very much.. it is cool
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    What was the racial diversity like, I'm guessing pretty white based?
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    (Original post by timster32)
    What was the racial diversity like, I'm guessing pretty white based?
    given our clients are global, unsuprisingly we need a good mix of representation/languages.. so it's more diverse than what most people would think

    alot of europeans inc. turkish/CEE/Russian.. good mix of african/asian too
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    i won't shave for anything or anyone, i like my beard very much.. it is cool
    I know. Beards looks cool, no doubt. Thanks! Next time i'm not shaving lol. Me you and Mr Woy. #beardgang
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    (Original post by alexjones1994)
    I know. Beards looks cool, no doubt. Thanks! Next time i'm not shaving lol. Me you and Mr Woy. #beardgang
    LOL

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    is it true girls are hotter in s&t vs IBD
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    Not surprised with the offer, always been impressed

    What were your main tasks/duties?

    What was your average daily routine? if there was an average day

    What was the training like, did your course prove to be as useful as expected?

    Was there much exposure to senior people?
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    (Original post by CAulet567)
    is it true girls are hotter in s&t vs IBD
    idk, i don't look at girls in the bank in that way

    (Original post by Breakingbank)
    Not surprised with the offer, always been impressed

    What were your main tasks/duties?

    What was your average daily routine? if there was an average day

    What was the training like, did your course prove to be as useful as expected?

    Was there much exposure to senior people?
    sort your life out, so we can book a ticket to spain :lol:

    pitchbooks / client requests / assist on models (& bottles)

    there wasn't an average day.. get up at 7.. go to work whilst reading whats happened in markets, send some email updates to my team on anything interest / deals that may be worth noting / company developments etc..

    training was basic at the summer intern stage, my uni course sure helped a lot with the technical side of things

    a lot of exposure to senior people.. including heads of divisions etc..
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    In what scenarios are you able to come up with your own ideas, and potentially add value to the client? e.g. do you ever get to come up with ideas for the strategy of a particular company, and do you think a career in M&A gives you much scope to make an impact and shape individual companies? (long term as a trusted advisor, yes, but what about short term as an analyst?)

    In terms of SA prep, have you got any other advice that isn't mastering excel and power point, and just being generally, a good person to work with?

    Did you do any presentations or pitching?

    What was the interaction of clients through, telephone, emails, face to face?

    If not face to face, at what level do you start going to meetings with clients at your specific BB?

    Did you have team meetings every single day? How many meetings per day/week?

    Over the 10 weeks, how much has your knowledge developed on specific industries and companies you worked with (e.g. their strategy, products, etc..) , and how broad was your exposure? (e.g. was it 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10+ companies ?)

    congrats, really well done! Thanks for your help and good luck with your future career!
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    (Original post by sky-blue)
    In what scenarios are you able to come up with your own ideas, and potentially add value to the client? e.g. do you ever get to come up with ideas for the strategy of a particular company, and do you think a career in M&A gives you much scope to make an impact and shape individual companies? (long term as a trusted advisor, yes, but what about short term as an analyst?)

    In terms of SA prep, have you got any other advice that isn't mastering excel and power point, and just being generally, a good person to work with?

    Did you do any presentations or pitching?

    What was the interaction of clients through, telephone, emails, face to face?

    If not face to face, at what level do you start going to meetings with clients at your specific BB?

    Did you have team meetings every single day? How many meetings per day/week?

    Over the 10 weeks, how much has your knowledge developed on specific industries and companies you worked with (e.g. their strategy, products, etc..) , and how broad was your exposure? (e.g. was it 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10+ companies ?)

    congrats, really well done! Thanks for your help and good luck with your future career!
    superiors come up with stategic ideas, as an analyst you may be able to add value or provide perspective and if you're proactive can very much be involved in discussions with superiors.. it's a good place to learn also. The MDs/Directors are the sole advisors, as junior bankers we play a support role

    be interesting, partake in social events, get to know the guys on your team.. the job really isn't hard, it's a question as to whether i want to spend 17 hours a day with you

    not personally, again as analysts we do the number crunching and material prep

    emails/phones but i never directly contacted a client.. i would be cc'd in and conferenced in calls. generally the seniors dealt with client interaction, you shouldn't expect much/any as an analyst. that being said my assosicate facilitated and built his own client relationships

    generally associates/VPs would go to meetings and play a more back seat role.

    no, and it depends on whether i'm staffed on a live deal/pitch etc.. i have meetings most days but that's to go through rounds of comments, updates on how we should structure books, pitching meetings etc..

    alot of knowledge in all those areas, i did an m&a summer before... but you learn new things everyday doing the role.. quite a steep learning curve. would give it a solid 9

    thanks, all the best.
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    So you got a summer internship in first year and second year?
    If yes, how did you do that?
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    Did you do a spring week?
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    What would you do if you weren't doing banking? And let's say journalism wasn't an option

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    (Original post by LifeIsFine)
    So you got a summer internship in first year and second year?
    If yes, how did you do that?
    had 3, one before i started uni, one in first year and one just now.

    first year: did spring week, performed well, got invited back to do a first year summer internship (about 7 of us)
    second year: got fast tracked from the spring week programme

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    Did you do a spring week?
    i did 3 spring weeks

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    What would you do if you weren't doing banking? And let's say journalism wasn't an option

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    accounting, most probably audit
 
 
 
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