Interview

Probably the scariest part of the whole process of getting into the industry is interviewing. This is what it all comes down to. You’ve spent months preparing and trying to get your foot in the door, and now there is only one more step between you and a job. It may seem like there’s a lot on the line, but don’t worry about it. Trust in your preparation. If you’ve done your homework, you will do just fine. In the end, you’ll realize that formal interviews are not that different from many informational interviews that you’ve already done.

Depending on your school, the interviewing process might differ. If you come from a core school (meaning that the banks come to your campus to recruit), your first round will be happening on campus. On the other hand, if you’re coming from a non-core school, you can expect your first round interview to be over the phone. After the first round, there might be a second round, or you might be directly invited to a super day (it depends on the bank and how it decides to run the process). A Superday is the final round of interviews that usually consists of multiple back-to-back interviews with various employees from the firm. Once the Superday is complete, you can only wait and hope for good news.

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