I have reiterated that if you want to build an investment banking career, you need to start early. How early? The day you set your feet into a university, you have to start planning. Do not miss any chance to gain intern experience with investment banks.
It is a fact that many of my candidates got their first full-time jobs in IBs where they had their internships.
Recently, one of my blog readers asked me to do a resume critique for him. I was surprised that this young man managed to get an intern job at top tier Wall Street firms at all the summers during his university life. Before graduation, he was exposed to different departments in IBs and gained valuable hands-on experiences. Soon after I did the resume critique for him, he reported that he got hired by Deutsche Bank.
How to Source Investment Banking Internship Positions
If in any case you don’t find an appropriate internship opportunity via your university network, try other sources. Rising Star Internships can help you source investment banking internship positions according to geography. Bear one important thing in mind – man is not born equal. Some interns make coffee and do photo copying; some do financial analysis and help assemble research reports. Do your best to find out your responsibilities before taking up the job. Even if it is an intern job, make sure you find something worth doing.
Thoughts from Anna Maria D’Souza
Don’t forget your intern employer is likely to be your first full time employer. Make sure to look for quality positions with quality employers.
Recommended Career Tools
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