IB/VC Opportunities in Boston/NYC

New mail30
Oct 15 11 Comments

Just got out of the Army after doing 3 years as a logistics officer. I have a major in finance and minor in econ and also about 8 months of sales/leadership/finance experience at a tech startup. I’ve been looking very hard for IB/VC opps in Boston/NYC but it seems I’m stuck in a middle ground: can’t be a first year analyst because I’m too experienced and can’t be a second year analyst because I’m not experienced enough. Bottom line up front, I know that I have stronger intangibles than most analysts my age but my lack of industry experience is definitely hurting me. Any advice?

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  • Chase fjsue
    #FourBlock PM me and get it out of your head your not qualified, you are.
    Oct 16 0
  • Bain & Company svDx18
    Study up on technicals/qualitative questions. Then network your butt off. Make a list of every BB, MM, EB investment bank and email at least one person in each group. You’ll get your foot in the door eventually, but it’ll take some time
    Oct 16 3
    • New mail30
      OP
      Recommendations on good resources for studying?
      Oct 16
    • Bain & Company svDx18
      400 investment banking questions guide
      Oct 16
    • Bain & Company svDx18
      PM me with an E-Mail and i can send you a pack
      Oct 16
  • Vanguard ag19o25
    Yea go for a good MBA school. Then you can get into finance pretty easily from their.
    Oct 16 3
    • Goldman Sachs / Project not Lloyd
      Is this still the case? MBA feels more like a scam. I don’t even care abt it on resumes anymore.
      Oct 16
    • Vanguard ag19o25
      Usually MBA career centers have good relationships with the banks. But other than that, it’s nothing special. But to bridge the experience gap it could help.
      Oct 16
    • PwC OS/2
      There are differences between MBA programs based on ranking. Highly ranked MBA programs have a formal recruiting channel with all the BBs and a bunch of MMs. When the recruiting season stars, banks come first, consulting second and then the rest. Alumni at banks are very much interested in hiring talent from the respective schools. It’s Uber competitive though and if you don’t get sn internship, you don’t have any chance getting a full time offer . Good luck
      Oct 17
  • Came in here to second the business school rec.
    Oct 20 0
  • LinkedIn MAAn84
    Top20 MBA > IB Associate. It is getting less competitive because of drop in interest in Ib and more going towards PM roles in tech.
    Oct 16 0

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