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post #46 of 62
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^ I updated my family/friends about the situation and they all agreed that the current bank internship is doing nothing to help my resume/experience.

My friends have done this current bank internship and the overall consensus is that it's strictly cold-calling and nothing beyond that for 3+ months.

I already told my family connect that I can work 2 full days. I'm waiting for his response.
post #47 of 62

grifted and modified from the classic movie 'The Graduate', one word: engineering

 

Do a dual major, engineering and whatever else you want, finance, biology, business, etc.  It's a highly technical world, regardless of profession: finance, medicine, law, etc.

 

-you can always use it as a fall back and find work

-it will open many doors in companies into other areas: management, finance, sales

-it will teach you to think in a logical and a problem solving oriented manner, with a great grasp on order of magnitude and what resources it takes to accomplish tasks

 

Scenario: 2 people walking into a job interview right out of the same school, all else being equal, one with a business degree, the other with a joint degree, say industrial engineering and business, who would have the better odds?

 

Just some food for thought.

post #48 of 62
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I had to say this to the OP. I don't understand why you'd be putting so much hours into a finance internship and focusing solely on finance for this summer if you are not at all passionate about the topic. I just don't get it. Especially given the brutal hours, I would bet that you'll be miserable even if you were to get an internship at GS or JPM--people who live and breathe finance get bored and burned out.

If you're interested in fashion but want something that pays a nice salary, take a look at Fortune 500 companies that are in any way fashion related. There are plenty of business/finance/ops. analyst intern positions at these companies. They don't pay banking salary, but they pay relatively well. (If you're curious about how much they pay, just go to Glassdoor and search) And unless you burn the building down, they'll probably give you a full time offer with a decent salary most graduating seniors would be more than satisfied with.

Once again, I would strongly advise against your continuing on in finance. I have seen way too many friends of mine just be miserable.
post #49 of 62
A lot of fashion related fortune 500 companies would hire someone with a finance degree...
post #50 of 62
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Wow, this was a while back. I guess it's only right to give an update.

I'm currently interning at a semi-BB, although not in the exact division I want. I'm enjoying the experience so far. I want to find a medium between both and although IBD (read: FO role) is the goal, I'm still pushing.

And yes, last semester was hectic, keeping up with 5 courses and 2 internships. But I made it work and surprisingly, I actually boosted my GPA. Maybe I'm not wrong about this Finance major at all. I don't get a hard-on reading the WSJ/markets, but I don't mind it at all.

Read: I'm still trying to find out what I want to do. The best situation would be: doing both finance and fashion work + making a decent NYC salary. As these past few months have shown me, I like being busy and can deal with the hours, so long as I don't mind the work/find somewhat of an interest in it.
post #51 of 62
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To add - Pushing for a fall internship (hopefully in IB). Senior year is going to be busy all around.
post #52 of 62
Whats a semi-BB? UBS?
post #53 of 62
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Wow, one month flew by really quickly.

Just finished my summer internship in MO. Great experience, people, and culture. I really enjoyed it, but at this point, I'm not sure if my work experience would get me into IB. There's a certain stigma to being in MO and I'm sure many of you know what I'm getting at.

Currently reaching out to all of my connections as well as meeting people.

Any tips/advice for the upcoming recruiting season would be helpful. Thanks a lot.
post #54 of 62
Mind telling us what MO is?
post #55 of 62
Missouri?
post #56 of 62
Middle office
post #57 of 62
Thread Starter 
^ Correct.

Back at the fashion/clothing internship. Navigating through FT recruiting right now.
post #58 of 62
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Juggling interviews, a full course workload, and internships.

Just received a return offer from my SA gig; in this economy, I can't really turn it down. 60k + 10k signing bonus. Most likely will sign and keep interviewing in the interim.
post #59 of 62
Congratulations on the offer! Good luck with other interviews.
post #60 of 62
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Juggling interviews, a full course workload, and internships.
Just received a return offer from my SA gig; in this economy, I can't really turn it down. 60k + 10k signing bonus. Most likely will sign and keep interviewing in the interim.

Congrats! That's a solid offer. If you're pretty happy with the company and work then good decision! Kinda wish I took a higher paying job now as I'm pretty limited in what I can spend if I don't have time to trade
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