March 13, 2023
With tens of thousands of applicants for investment banking internships each year, how does a college student prepare for the rigor of the interview process for summer analyst positions? At Priority Candidates, we have a specialized career coaching program to address the intensity of the selection process and help our clients earn an offer to intern in the most selective investment banks and financial institutions.
With most applications released as early as January of a student’s sophomore year, early preparation is essential. You have only 3 semesters of college to showcase your qualifications, and learn the information required to master the technical interviews. Priority Candidates coaches strongly recommend the following steps to help our clients stand out in the candidate selection and hiring process:
Our best recommendation is to start early! In addition to all the work required to apply and prepare for the interview process, it is critical to maintain a high GPA and demonstrate your commitment to pursuing a career in finance. With approximately 70% of interns receiving return offers at the conclusion of their banking internship, you might be lucky enough to start your senior year of college knowing where you will be working after graduation.
Investment banking jobs are very difficult to secure, even entry level investment banking jobs, so working with an experienced career coach is the smart way to prepare.