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    Whatever you wrote on the form must have been pretty good, so evidently you must know *something*. However, the advice you need depends on whether the programme is for a markets role, IBD or the back office. Someone could give you killer advice to nail an IBD interview, but it won't help one jot if you're interviewing for Credit and Rates. So post up whatever it is you're doing, and people will probably give some tips.
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    (Original post by Olek)
    Whatever you wrote on the form must have been pretty good, so evidently you must know *something*. However, the advice you need depends on whether the programme is for a markets role, IBD or the back office. Someone could give you killer advice to nail an IBD interview, but it won't help one jot if you're interviewing for Credit and Rates. So post up whatever it is you're doing, and people will probably give some tips.
    It's all generalist for 1st year programmes with few exceptions (eg. GS)

    One odd thing I've heard about, quite a few banks offer an interview and then withdraw it because they run out of interview slots...? Bizarre!

    Seen it happen at intern level too.
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    (Original post by chandni)
    ok this is going to sound really really stupid and it is my own stupid fault 4 letting myself get into this situation!!

    Basically I'm a Law student and have a vague interest in banking and finance so i applied 4 a couple of these spring schemes. Have got an interview with JP Morgan... this was not supposed to happen! And I don't really know anything relevant which is making me want to cry at the moment because I don't even know how to being preparing for this interview!

    no offence but that bloody annoys me ! (see how the word no offence makes no difference yet we continue to use it)
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    I know I shouldn't really ask but do you think that a formal suit is really essential for an interview for easter programmes?
    I'm going to JP Morgan interview for Easter Insight next week and I haven't got a suit at the moment, so I thought a nice shirt/jumper and formal trousers should be ok? Or is it worth spending 30 quid and hire a nice suit?

    Thanks
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    Shirt, tie, smart trousers and coat is probably ok. The jacket is useful, but you can do without it (some people hang it up as soon as they get there). However I'd advise you to get a suit, you'll use it for a lot of these things over the course of your degree.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    Shirt, tie, smart trousers and coat is probably ok. The jacket is useful, but you can do without it (some people hang it up as soon as they get there). However I'd advise you to get a suit, you'll use it for a lot of these things over the course of your degree.
    Good advice!

    Also remember the saying "clothes maketh the man" - wearing a suit gives you a look and feeling of professionalism and confidence which can improve your performance at interview and influence your interviewer in your favour.
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    Good advice!

    Also remember the saying "clothes maketh the man" - wearing a suit gives you a look and feeling of professionalism and confidence which can improve your performance at interview and influence your interviewer in your favour.
    Equally, you're more likely to feel a bit nervy and on edge out of a suit when they are very likely to be in them (and so will 'competitors').
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    (Original post by morzh)
    I know I shouldn't really ask but do you think that a formal suit is really essential for an interview for easter programmes?
    I'm going to JP Morgan interview for Easter Insight next week and I haven't got a suit at the moment, so I thought a nice shirt/jumper and formal trousers should be ok? Or is it worth spending 30 quid and hire a nice suit?

    Thanks
    I didnt wear a proper suit for any of my interviews last year. I invested in one this year though. It took me ages to find one I like but its pretty cool. I feel all sophisticated :p:
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    MS, JP Morgan application still under review.
    ML still not out yet.
    No response from the rest.
    Sigh, at the looks of things, think won't be doing any easter prog
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    (Original post by clouds)
    MS, JP Morgan application still under review.
    ML still not out yet.
    No response from the rest.
    Sigh, at the looks of things, think won't be doing any easter prog
    It really isn't that big a deal
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    Yay I got into Morgan Stanley's Spring Week!!!!

    Anyone else? Apparently there'll be 30 of us, should be great fun. Still got an interview for Lehman on Monday, though I imagine the chances of getting 2 offers are teeny. Was very surprised at this one to be honest!
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    im still waiting to hear from morgan stanley. did you have an interview?
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    (Original post by diana_200019)
    Yay I got into Morgan Stanley's Spring Week!!!!

    Anyone else? Apparently there'll be 30 of us, should be great fun. Still got an interview for Lehman on Monday, though I imagine the chances of getting 2 offers are teeny. Was very surprised at this one to be honest!
    Congratulations on MS, by far the best place to be obviously...
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    (Original post by cheerfulsakib)
    im still waiting to hear from morgan stanley. did you have an interview?
    Yup, interview and numerical test on Wednesday. From what I've heard, they've picked practically everyone for the week starting on the 27th and they have interviews for the other week next Wednesday. I don't know if they'll hold more interviews if they don't get who they want next week.
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    Does anyone know if you are allowed to use a calculator for numerical tests? I'm attending an interview with JP Morgan tomorrow and I'm really nervous about that - how am I supposed to multiply and divide three and four-digit numbers without a calculator?
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    (Original post by morzh)
    Does anyone know if you are allowed to use a calculator for numerical tests? I'm attending an interview with JP Morgan tomorrow and I'm really nervous about that - how am I supposed to multiply and divide three and four-digit numbers without a calculator?
    Nope no calculator!
    Learn your long division and multiplication, percentage changes etc...

    Biggest thing to remember - dont let yourself get fixated on a question. Give yourself NO MORE than one minute per question. If you're not getting anywhere, leave it and go back to it later or just guess. The tests arent negatively marked.

    Just remember to work as fast as you can, dont bother double checking anything theres no time.
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    (Original post by diana_200019)
    Yay I got into Morgan Stanley's Spring Week!!!!

    Anyone else? Apparently there'll be 30 of us, should be great fun. Still got an interview for Lehman on Monday, though I imagine the chances of getting 2 offers are teeny. Was very surprised at this one to be honest!
    Congurads.....how did they inform you? email or telephone?
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    (Original post by Megsy)
    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee UBS Final Round!!!
    YAY!!! It's good new day today, it seems. Well done!!!
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    (Original post by HammaL)
    Congurads.....how did they inform you? email or telephone?
    By phone. Did you have an interview on Wednesday then?
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    no i haven't heard anything yet, u wreckon i should call them?
 
 
 
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