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Any chance of becoming an investment banker from UIUC?

tennismark123tennismark123 Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
What do you guys think?

I know the accounting program is really good, and lots of companies recruit for accounting students.

Do any companies such as GS or Lazard recruit heavily at UIUC?

Thanks....
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Replies to: Any chance of becoming an investment banker from UIUC?

  • tennisfan88tennisfan88 Posts: 757Registered User Member
    yes quite a few do and you have to be heavily qualified to catch their attention.
  • tennismark123tennismark123 Posts: 61Registered User Junior Member
    I'm guessing that means you have to have a high G.P.A and a good number of internships to get a job offer from them....
  • taffytaffy Posts: 2,356- Senior Member
    among other things.
  • UIUC-ConsultantUIUC-Consultant Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    I interviewed with a few investment banks at UIUC (Goldman, Bear, Citi etc). The process is not formulaic but here's what I feel banks looked for:

    The FIRM - Investment Banking Workshops: Gain a leadership role in this org, deliver presentations, hone your skills

    Illinois Business Consulting - Nation's largest student run consulting firm, you get real business experience in conjunction with your studies

    Major in Accountancy or Finance, or better yet - both

    GPA - make sure it is above a 3.5, better yet 3.7+

    Internships - Target investment banking, consulting/advisory, financial services, corporate finance at competitive places

    Network throughout your time there, use forums, alumni databases, etc.
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