Over the past years, many anxious pre-business students at UC Berkeley have wondered how to best approach the Haas School of Business’ undergraduate application essay. As with many undergraduate institutions like NYU and University of Michigan, UC Berkeley restricts admissions to its business school to maintain selectivity, and has students undergo a rigorous application in order to carefully craft its class size. The following essay is a successful one that one of our mentor
9:30 am – Arrive to work and head straight to the break room in order to pick up a couple breakfast burritos and an OJ. Hang up my suit jacket and proceed to fist-bump my fellow interns 10:00 am – Check my email, listen to endless voicemails, and log-on Bloomberg Terminal to check the news and performance of my clients 11:25 am – Associate slams me on a couple pitches, I decide to begin with a firepower analysis for a buy-side client. The takeaway here is how much financing t
For many college programs, interviewing is usually not a necessary step (although the article below also applies to undergraduate interviews). However, if you end up applying for a Master’s in the future, particularly a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), the interview is a key part of the admissions process. Business is about communicating effectively and for one to succeed in negotiations, one must know how to speak clearly and eloquently. The following tips for a su
In our experiences on the other side of the recruiting table (interviewing analysts for the companies we work for), here are some tips on how NOT to dress in banking and finance interviews. Remember, a major part of the interview process is to gauge your presence in front of clients and how clients might perceive you. 1. No fun-ties: Remember, this is business professional attire. Clients do not want to see a Looney Tunes Tweedy Bird or a Sesame Street Elmo on your tie. We d
6 am: Wake up—have to beat the morning traffic so grab a quick breakfast and take a quick shower before heading out into the sweltering morning sun. I have my undershirt and long-sleeves formal attire in my bag to keep them from getting too sweaty 7 – 8 am: Travel to the office—my phone plan has data so I catch-up on the latest US evening news on the Wall Street Journal and CNN apps 8 – 9 am: Elevator is broken today, so have to walk up ~8 flights stairs to get to the office.
Anyone in the mood for a healthy dose of emerging market volatility? There is a common misconception that any aspiring undergraduate banker must obtain a Western (Europe or US)-based investment banking internship their second year before formal third year recruiting begins. There is a fear that having an international internship implies an inability to obtain a more “quality” US or Western-based internship. However, with the right story, an unconventional finance internship i