How To Get Into Investment Banking
Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Sheila Dharmarajan: That’s wonderful insight. For those who are interested in entering investment banking, do you have any insights as to how to get their foot in the door to have those opportunities?
How To Get Into Investment Banking: Good School
I was very lucky in my professional career because I went to a school like Wharton, which is very well hooked-in to the investment banking community.
What I also learned after working within these organizations is that there are plenty of people who haven’t gone to some of these schools.
There are plenty of people who have gone to non-business undergrad schools.
How To Get Into Investment Banking: Make The First Move
Reach out to them. Take advantage of that alumni network. Take advantage to the alumni opportunities that you have.
Don’t be afraid to do a cold email or cold call. You’d be very surprised at how willing people are to talk to junior folks and impart any sort of advice or wisdom.
How To Get Into Investment Banking: Don’t Be Afraid to Reach Out
My biggest piece of advice is not to be afraid to reach out. You never know what’s going to happen.
You never know what’s going to come of a phone call or introduction.
Do you have any advice for others regarding how to get into investment banking? Drop us a line below in the comments section.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Sheila Dharmarajan.
The entire interview transcript is at: Sheila Dharmarajan Interview – A Career in Private Equity, Investment Banking & Business Media Reporting
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