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“Walk Me Through Your Resume”
“Walk Me Through Your Resume”The Question Walk me through your resume. [caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="219"] Excerpt from WSP's Ace the IB Interview Guide[/caption] You've created a great investment bankin...
“Why Investment Banking?” for Liberal Arts Major
“Why Investment Banking?” for Liberal Arts Major"Why Investment Banking?" Interview Question How to Answer for Liberal Arts Majors (Non-Finance) Q. I see that you are an art history major (or any other non-business major) in college, so why investm...
Accounting Interview Questions
Accounting Interview QuestionsCommon Accounting Interview Questions In the following post, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked accounting questions for candidates preparing for finance interviews. The phrase...
Best Financial Newsletters
Best Financial NewslettersWhat are the Best Stock Market and Investment Newsletters? Financial Newsletters are the preferred option for practitioners to stay on top of the markets and be updated on current events in the digita...
Deal Accounting Interview Question
Deal Accounting Interview QuestionDeal Accounting Interview Question If I issue $100mm of debt and use that to buy new machinery for $50mm, walk me through what happens in the financial statements when the company first buys the machi...
Essential Reading for Investment Banking Interviews
Essential Reading for Investment Banking InterviewsInvestment Banking Interviews: How to Prepare Landing an investment banking interview. Before you land the job you have to land an interview. The investment banking interview process. What to expect o...
Finance Interview Questions
Finance Interview QuestionsCommon Finance Interview Questions and Answers With the start of a new academic year, we know that finance interviews are again at the forefront of many of your minds. Over the next few months, we’ll...
How are the Three Financial Statements Linked?
How are the Three Financial Statements Linked?How are the Financial Statements Linked? One common interview question that you're likely to encounter in an investment banking interview is, "How Are the Three Financial Statements Linked Together?"...
How to Land an Investment Banking Interview
How to Land an Investment Banking InterviewHow to Land an Investment Banking Interview Prepare, prepare, prepare! Before getting an investment banking offer, you have to get an interview. Because investment banking is extremely competitive, th...
Interview with Babson Career Center’s Tara Place
Interview with Babson Career Center’s Tara Place[caption id="attachment_6234" align="alignright" width="200"] Tara Place, Sr. Associate Director of Corporate Outreach for Babson[/caption] We recently sat down with Tara Place, the Sr. Associate Dire...
Interview with Rothschild’s Recruiting Coordinator Melinda Barrow
Interview with Rothschild’s Recruiting Coordinator Melinda Barrow[caption id="attachment_6343" align="alignright" width="241"] Melinda Barrow, Rothschild Recruiting & Development Coordinator[/caption] I recently caught up with recently with Melinda Barrow, the...
Investment Banking Accounting Questions
Investment Banking Accounting QuestionsAccounting Questions in Investment Banking Interviews You can't avoid accounting questions in an investment banking interview. Even if you've never taken an accounting class, chances are, you'll be as...
Investment Banking Behavioral Questions
Investment Banking Behavioral QuestionsCommon Investment Banking Fit Interview Questions Investment Banking Fit Interview Questions are arguably the most important factor that determines whether an offer is received.
Investment Banking Interview Process
Investment Banking Interview ProcessEarly rounds of the investment banking interview process So you finally landed that interview. Typically, most of the investment banks have multiple rounds of interviews. The 1st round (depending on...
Investment Banking Math
Investment Banking MathInvestment Banking Math: Interview Question "I see that you are an art history major, so how comfortable do you feel working with numbers?" [caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="219"...
Investment Banking Valuation Questions
Investment Banking Valuation QuestionsInvestment Banking Valuation Questions and Answers All students who want to successfully complete the finance recruiting process must demonstrate their basic understanding of valuation. Such questions...
Investment Banking vs Equity Research
Investment Banking vs Equity ResearchSo what is equity research all about? If you're considering a career in investment banking, you should definitely consider banking's slightly less glamorous cousin, equity research. Equity research an...
Low GPA Interview Question
Low GPA Interview QuestionThe Investment Banking Low GPA Question I see that you have a 2.8 GPA. Typically, we hire 3.5 and above. What’s going on? The GPA question – a great lead question for students on the summa cum laude...
Private Equity Interview Questions
Private Equity Interview QuestionsTop 25 Private Equity Interview Questions In the following post, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the Top 25 Private Equity Interview Questions to help you prepare for the recruiting proce...
Profit vs. Cash Flow
Profit vs. Cash FlowWhat is Profit vs. Cash Flow? Profit vs. Cash Flow comes down to the shortcomings of accrual accounting, in which net income reflects cash and non-cash sales, such as depreciation and amortization. If...
Questions to Ask Interviewer
Questions to Ask InterviewerQuestions to Ask Interviewer in Investment Banking Interviews Interviews typically finish with the candidate asking questions to the interviewer. In the following post, we’ll provide guidance on...
Telling a Strategic Anecdote in an Investment Banking Interview
Telling a Strategic Anecdote in an Investment Banking InterviewThe Question I see that as a member of the Class Council, you managed to raise $12,000 for your class. Tell me about this. [caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="219"] Excerpt from W...
Top Investment Banking Interview Questions
Top Investment Banking Interview QuestionsCommon Investment Banking Interview Questions With the start of a new academic year, we know that finance interviews are again at the forefront of many of your minds. The most frequently asked technic...
Walk Me Through the Financial Statements?
Walk Me Through the Financial Statements?"Walk Me Through the Three Financial Statements?" Investment Banking Interview Question We continue our series on investment banking interview questions with this investment banking interview 3-financ...
Which Company Should Have a Higher Value?
Which Company Should Have a Higher Value?Note: We continue our series on investment banking interview questions with this investment banking interview accounting question example. For this question, you'll need basic accounting knowledge. Th...
Why is the Cash Flow Statement Important?
Why is the Cash Flow Statement Important?Interview Question: "Why is the Cash Flow Statement Important?" We continue our series of investment banking interview questions with this investment banking interview cash flow statement question exa...
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