Two former M&A bankers reveal what it really takes to convert your summer internship into a job

So, you’ve got yourself a summer internship in an investment bank? Congratulations, but…you haven’t got the job yet. It’s not unheard of for banks to hand out only…

Nine easy ways to blow your spring week in an investment bank

It’s that time of year again. A few hundred first year university students who think they might want to go into banking when they graduate are about to…

When you get an investment banking internship, there’s a 33% chance you’ll screw it up

If you succeed in gaining a summer internship in an investment bank, a full-time job offer is yours to lose. This is the message both from careers services…

These are the 2014 graduate jobs and internships that you can still apply to at Citi, Investec, Nomura, JPMorgan and RBS

Don’t have a summer internship or full-time position in an investment bank lined up for 2014? Wondering where you can still find jobs at banks in Europe, the…

How to get your internship at Goldman and convert it into a full time job. Part II

So you want an internship at Goldman Sachs? And more to the point, you want an internship at Goldman Sachs that will lead to an actual job at…

Bank recruiters lament shrinking intern pool and lack of control over working hours

As much as investment banks’ graduate recruitment teams like to believe that they have a hold over the summer programme, how long the interns work is entirely down…

Interns have low self-esteem, relentless ambition and push themselves too hard, says ex-Lehman M&A chief

Rudolf Wötzel, the former head of M&A for German speaking countries at Lehman Brothers, worked in investment banking for over 20 years, holding senior positions at UBS and Deutsche…

Senior bankers: There’s nothing wrong with all-nighters for interns

The author is currently interning at a bulge bracket investment bank in London. There is a strong and intertwined community of investment banking interns across the City and…

An insight into the life and motivations of the Bank of America intern who died last week

Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old who was interning at Bank of America in London, tragically died a week before completing the summer programme. Erhardt was found unconscious at Claredale…

Senior investment bankers desperately try to sell the industry to interns

In theory, students should be fighting tooth and claw for a chance to work in an investment bank. Goldman Sachs said it received 17,000 applications for 300 internships,…

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