** Official Investment Banking Spring Week 2017 Thread **

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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    What else are you guys gonna apply to? Other than Investment Banks
    Im probably gonna go for some management consulting companies although they're equally as competitive as IB -no harm in trying
    Maybe 1 or 2 of big 4
    How about you,

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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    What "doesn't"?
    "it's being at a target that matters. "
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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Im probably gonna go for some management consulting companies although they're equally as competitive as IB -no harm in trying
    Maybe 1 or 2 of big 4
    How about you,

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    Me too, and I'm hoping that I'll get more ideas of things to apply to when I get to uni
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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Im probably gonna go for some management consulting companies although they're equally as competitive as IB -no harm in trying
    Maybe 1 or 2 of big 4
    How about you,

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    Word of warning, the MC firms don't really do 'spring weeks' it's moreso insight programs with no fast track opportunity.

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    Finally there's an appropraite topic for my question, so I'll dublicate it.

    BAML claim that they compensate living expenses for students living outside London during Spring week. I was wondering what banks do this either and is it the same for non-UK (non-EU) interns?

    Thank you and good luck to those who apply this year.
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    (Original post by Vloz)
    Finally there's an appropraite topic for my question, so I'll dublicate it.

    BAML claim that they compensate living expenses for students living outside London during Spring week. I was wondering what banks do this either and is it the same for non-UK (non-EU) interns?

    Thank you and good luck to those who apply this year.
    It's the same for everyone, you'll be put in a hotel.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's the same for everyone, you'll be put in a hotel.

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    The Dorchester or the ritz?

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    The Dorchester or the ritz?

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    No idea, I'll ask my friends who did it last year

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's the same for everyone, you'll be put in a hotel.

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    Good, I wasn't expecting for Buckingham Palace this time.

    Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    No idea, I'll ask my friends who did it last year

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    Lmao its fine. I was just joking. The hotel they put you in should be the LEAST of everyones worries.

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    (Original post by President J)
    "it's being at a target that matters. "
    Elaborate, because I'm pretty sure you don't mean to say being at a target is irrelevant.
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    What else are you guys gonna apply to? Other than Investment Banks
    All of Big 4, BoE and Unilever.
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    Elaborate, because I'm pretty sure you don't mean to say being at a target is irrelevant.
    Across the big 6 targets there are lots of students -we're talking thousands. Simply attending a target won't help you stand out

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Across the big 6 targets there are lots of students -we're talking thousands. Simply attending a target won't help you stand out

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    So two equal candidates attending a target and a non-target have an equal chance of getting interviews, is that what you're saying?
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    So two equal candidates attending a target and a non-target have an equal chance of getting interviews, is that what you're saying?
    In theory yes. But realistically, no 2 people are*exactly* the same

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    In theory yes. But realistically, no 2 people are*exactly* the same

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    And you don't think that this is remotely contradictory to the general consensus?
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    And you don't think that this is remotely contradictory to the general consensus?
    Sorry im actually slightly confused. What are we actually arguing about?

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    (Original post by RWiz)
    I did "SW" at McK, although not the programs in England, last year and can confirm there was no fast track opportunity.
    Would you say it was still worth doing for people wanting to go into Consulting? Or is an IB SW still better?
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    Would you say it was still worth doing for people wanting to go into Consulting? Or is an IB SW still better?
    I haven't done any IB SW's and hope to land one this year, so I can't compare. But the experience was very worth it. We did some casework, learned a lot about the industry and the company and I had a great time with some of the consultants and other people attending the insight days. Most of them had very interesting backgrounds. I do not at all regret going to it. But it's very competitive, we were all from target unis, had very good grades and EC's. So I guess it's as competitive as the IB SW's.
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    (Original post by RWiz)
    I haven't done any IB SW's and hope to land one this year, so I can't compare. But the experience was very worth it. We did some casework, learned a lot about the industry and the company and I had a great time with some of the consultants and other people attending the insight days. Most of them had very interesting backgrounds. I do not at all regret going to it. But it's very competitive, we were all from target unis, had very good grades and EC's. So I guess it's as competitive as the IB SW's.
    It sounds really good.

    I assume you did that in your first year of uni? How are you applying to IB SW's now? Aren't they only for first years?
 
 
 
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