** Official Investment Banking Spring Week 2017 Thread **

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    (Original post by tazza ma razza)
    i saw that a few places offer specific areas to apply to eg GS IMD or GS Securities whereas places like HSBC/Barclays offer a general overview of FO.

    You decide to apply for the specific dept at the end of the SW for the SI if it was a general overview style SW right? Just want to double check
    Yeah, if general you will be asked at some point - likely before interviews start. At CS Spring Week (general) this year, we were given a form on the last day and you had to select your preferred division (Global Markets, Investment Banking or Wealth Man). Will vary slightly firm-to-firm but yes.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    The SW in London is multi division - even tho it says corporate finance.

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    Yo dude, the DB Spring Week this year was streamed into specific divisions, and everyone on the Corp Fin (IBD) focussed on it for the whole time. Unless it has changed, DB is definitely division-focussed. Guess you have heard dif from another source?
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    (Original post by PrinceUpsb)
    Yo dude, the DB Spring Week this year was streamed into specific divisions, and everyone on the Corp Fin (IBD) focussed on it for the whole time. Unless it has changed, DB is definitely division-focussed. Guess you have heard dif from another source?
    On the app page it says:
    Spring into Banking/IT.

    So unless they're not recruiting for other divisions at all, it would make no sense for there to only be one application.

    But correct me if I'm wrong, did you have different options to apply to last year? Or was it a case of selecting which programme you applied to on the application page?

    Seems a bit weird.

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    Alright, just rechecked and there are multiple options to choose from at DB now aha.

    Would help if they opened everything at once :')

    Sorry for that.

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    (Original post by cortizmoreno)
    Good luck to everyone applying to spring week 2017! I am going to start software engineering for business at Queen Mary university of London and was wondering if you think I will be able to get a place? I feel like they will only want students from Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Imperial, and Warwick. Is there anything I can do to make my CV stand out? Thank you very much.
    I think I remember a few QMUL people on SWs this year, so definitely a chance. Decent degree, maybe focus your CV on strengths of tech/ software engineering and how this links to your interest in Banking/ whatever role you go for (i.e. tech?). Give it a shot dude, network a fair bit when they are at fairs in London. Good luck.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Alright, just rechecked and there are multiple options to choose from at DB now aha.

    Would help if they opened everything at once :')

    Sorry for that.

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    Lol no worries mate. I was sure about it but when you said otherwise you had me questioning as you're the fountain of knowledge on these things lol.
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    (Original post by PrinceUpsb)
    Lol no worries mate. I was sure about it but when you said otherwise you had me questioning as you're the fountain of knowledge on these things lol.
    Not always ahaha, thanks for spotting it though!

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    my assessment day account ran out yesterday :') is it worth switching to graduate monkey? (they have an shl/kenexa + more package that i like the look of)
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    If you apply for SW, approx. when will you hear back?
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    (Original post by blksheep)
    If you apply for SW, approx. when will you hear back?
    Seriously no guideline. Some places will get back within a week of applying/ interviewing. I got my first offer in 2015 like mid October. Others I didn't hear a peep from until late Dec.

    Non-rolling places (like GS) will ofc not say anything until deadline has passed.

    Best bet to get an idea is to ask HR teams when they do the rounds on campus, but it will totally vary firm-to-firm and even person-to-person, unfortunately.
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    Is AssesmentDay really only 35 GBP?
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    Is AssesmentDay really only 35 GBP?
    yeah, paid for it last year.

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    Alright, seems like it's more worth than the 100 GBP jobpreptest ****. Do you use graduate monkey too?
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    Anyone done the Credit Suisse Verbal test yet? I just sent of my application for the Spring Insight programme but was not expecting it to give me a verbal test to do immediately...
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    (Original post by Jker)
    Anyone done the Credit Suisse Verbal test yet? I just sent of my application for the Spring Insight programme but was not expecting it to give me a verbal test to do immediately...
    It's super easy, don't panic. You'll get a numerical one immediately after completing the verbal one as well.
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    Is there verbal and numerical tests for the technology spring week as well?
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    (Original post by Hamo2509)
    It's super easy, don't panic. You'll get a numerical one immediately after completing the verbal one as well.
    Awesome thanks for the reassurance, I'm going to do them tomorrow afternoon when I've got time. I'm going to assume they're just standard tests, do you know which format they followed?
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    (Original post by Hamo2509)
    It's super easy, don't panic. You'll get a numerical one immediately after completing the verbal one as well.
    And what about the numerical one?

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    Anyone know how important CV is in terms of layout and wording when it comes to application? I have a decent CV in terms of content but I feel it could be severely improved and was hoping to get some help from this once Uni starts (Starting at Nottingham btw if anyone else is)
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    (Original post by nitin985)
    Anyone know how important CV is in terms of layout and wording when it comes to application? I have a decent CV in terms of content but I feel it could be severely improved and was hoping to get some help from this once Uni starts (Starting at Nottingham btw if anyone else is)
    If you're using this template you can't go wrong http://resume-videos-00.s3.amazonaws...e-Template.pdf
 
 
 
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