Case study – Solveigh Volk, Business School student and Goldman Sachs intern

Case study – Solveigh Volk, Business School student and Goldman Sachs intern

I selected investment banking for my internship because I was looking for a challenging placement, which would provide a steep learning curve for me as an intern. I…

Consultants rocked by downturn

Consultants rocked by downturn

Jarvis says: 'I want to get back into corporate finance recruitment, but the jobs aren't there. Instead, I've been working part-time as an estate agent. It's frustrating, but…

London Business School launches hedge fund course

London Business School launches hedge fund course

The London Business School is launching a two-day intensive course on hedge funds for financial services professionals. Called 'Hedge Funds: Inside the Black Box', the course will use…

Investment bank recruiters forgive minor misdeeds

Investment bank recruiters forgive minor misdeeds

Graduates with convictions for drunk driving or who have very high debts are sometimes offered a job. Candidates must satisfy investment banking recruiters that they have integrity, despite…

Banks have cut graduate job offers by as much as 25%

Banks have cut graduate job offers by as much as 25%

But it does not look like the sunniest of springs. If graduate hiring is a barometer of optimism, then investment banks are distinctly gloomy about their prospects. For…

Goldman Sachs is number one choice for students

Goldman Sachs is number one choice for students

Nearly 26% listed Goldman as one of the five firms they would most like to work for. Some way behind on 18% came Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and…

Staff rankings come under scrutiny

Staff rankings come under scrutiny

'If you score a three, you can be a happy camper,' says the head of performance management at a global investment bank. 'Anything less would indicate that attention…

Investment banks target top universities

Investment banks target top universities

As the economic downturn bites, this preference for the elite colleges is likely to intensify. The head of graduate recruitment at a US bank admits: &quotWe look at…

Barclays Capital – undergraduate internships offered

Barclays Capital – undergraduate internships offered

Barclays Capital Number of positions: 60-70 - these are in technology and operations in summer 2002 Ratio of applicants to positions ( in 2001): 60:1 How to apply:…

Merrill Lynch – undergraduate internships offered

Merrill Lynch – undergraduate internships offered

Number of positions: In 2001 the bank took 275 interns. It expects the number in 2002 to be slightly lower. Ratio of applicants to positions (2001): 30:1. Minimum…

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