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Our current event schedule.
Spring Internship Information & Coaching Session: How to crack the hiring process at top London investment banks
September 2017, further details TBA
Maxime, a 2017 spring intern at Goldman Sachs, and Dominic, a 2017 spring intern at J.P. Morgan, will walk you through the process of getting a spot on the internship programs of leading investment banks. Nearly all Analyst positions at leading investment banks in London are filled by students that completed a summer internship at the bank in question the summer before graduation. Getting a job at a top bank without a previous summer internship is nearly impossible (90%+ of hires are summer interns).
Over the past few years, a new trend has developed: up to half of summer internship spots are allocated to spring interns. Spring internships are 1-2 week short internships for first year students (students that have three years of study remaining due to a Master’s are usually also eligible) that can lead to a summer internship offer for the following year.
In effect, this means that whether you are on the high-road to an Analyst job at a top investment bank in London or not will be decided within your first 8 weeks at HSG. The odds of securing a spring internships are daunting: Deutsche Bank accepted just 8 out 1067 IBD applicants in 2015. In 2015, a mere 3 HSG students received London spring internship spots, in 2016 the number rose to 5. That´s where we step in: Although the recruiting process is extremely competitive, we will equip you with all the information needed to defeat the odds and land a spot on the program.
One factor more than any other determines who gets in: preparation. However, without the right knowledge about the recruiting process, your efforts will only increase your chances marginally. Hence, seize this unique opportunity to learn at first hand from successful applicants about their experiences and mistakes to equip yourself with all the knowledge you need to succeed at applying and kickstart your career in Investment Banking. Dominic and Maxime will tell you what banks look for.
One factor more than any other determines who gets in: preparation.
The goal of this event is to boost these numbers by providing you with all of the information you need to crack the hiring process at leading investment banks: What banks look for, how to sell your experience, what is asked in interviews, some tricks that boost your chances, and how to create perfect London investment banking CVs and cover letters (hint: hyper important, huge differentiator, 98% chance that whatever Germans/Swiss helped you draft is suboptimal or downright wrong, even a good 80%+ of HSG Master’s students get this wrong) – all explained by students that have actually succeeded in the process themselves. You do not need previous internship experience to get a spring internship: an interesting story can be enough, but it has to be carried by perfect application materials and told in well-crafted pitch geared towards banks’ hiring criteria. In short, if you have any interest in finance, this is the perfect boot camp for you.
Target audience: Assessment students and anyone graduating in 2020 after a Master’s degree.
Meet Lazard – M&A Workshop
05.10.2017, starting 12:00pm
Lazard gehört zu den führenden Beratern im Bereich Investment Banking und ist der weltweit größte unabhängige M&A-Berater. In Frankfurt und Zürich rekrutieren wir unsere Analysten nahezu ausschließlich aus unserem Praktikantenpool und bieten das gesamte Jahr über Praktikantenplätze an.
Treffen Sie Senior und Junior Banker aus dem Frankfurter und Züricher Büro und erfahren Sie mehr über das M&A Geschäft und Lazard. Schlüpfen Sie in die Rolle des Lazard-Beraters. Erarbeiten Sie mit Unterstützung unserer erfahrenen Banker eine Fallstudie und präsentieren Sie Ihre Ergebnisse vor allen Teilnehmern. Beim anschließenden Get-Together haben Sie dann die Möglichkeit, in ungezwungener Atmosphäre noch mit uns ins Gespräch zu kommen und sich detaillierter über ein Praktikum sowie das Leben eines Lazard Bankers zu informieren.
Detaillierter Lebenslauf auf Englisch sowie Zeugnisse (Abiturzeugnis, Notenauszüge und Praktikumszeugnisse) bis zum 24. September 2017 per E-Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org
Our past events.
18.5.2017, from 16:15
Based in London’s exclusive Mayfair borough, PJT Partners is widely recognised as the leading global restructuring advisor, with a very strong and growing M&A franchise. PJT partner and HSG alumnus Johannes Groeller will be welcoming you to a company presentation including case studies, followed by a company dinner in St. Gallen. Founded in 2015 as a spin-off from the Blackstone Group, PJT is among the most highly regarded financial advisors in the world. The event will be hosted by the London team, and is the perfect opportunity for 2018 graduates to meet this outstanding firm.
Apply by 4. May to email@example.com. One-page CV including your current grade average.
LGT Capital Partners
29.3.2017 – 16:15 – 18: 15 – Room 01-307
LGT Capital Partners is an alternative investments firm with USD 50bn AuM. They have offices in London, New York, Dubai, and Pfaeffikon and have started a new Private Equity graduate programme for students straight out of university – an excellent recruiting opportunity. Learn about the full-breadth of the private equity industry, spanning primaries, secondaries, and fund of funds from industry experts.
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Following the success of the London trip, we want to offer you an “up and close view” of some leading financial institutions in Frankfurt. Beyond our familiar mix of leading investment banks and asset managers, you will have the opportunity to visit the European Central Bank and the S&P team that determines country credit ratings. Preview: European Central Bank, S&P Country Ratings, Rothschild – more investment banks and details to be announced soon!
Hedge Fund Tom Capital
10.5.2017, 6:15pm, Room 23-001
Based in Zurich, Tom Capital AG is a privately owned, well-financed, fully independent Swiss financial advisor and hedge fund. Meet Thomas Stämpfli, a HSG alumnus, founder and chairman of Tom Capital and learn how they use systematic model based investing to recover from drawdowns and achieve abnormal returns. Furthermore, he will discuss his investment strategies and what it takes to be a successful investor. To top it all off, you will be invited to an apéro where you can ask all the questions about hedge funds and investing, you always wanted to ask.
Deadline: May 9th. Apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your One-page CV.
Dinner with McKinsey
4.5.2017 – 19:00-22:00 – St. Gallen (Restaurant)
McKinsey invites German-speaking Investment Club members to participate in a company dinner: Sie wollen gemeinsam mit anderen klugen Köpfen an spannenden und relevanten Themen arbeiten – und dabei viel lernen und erleben? Dann freuen Sie sich auf eine Begegnung mit der weltweit führen- den Topmanagement-Beratung bei einem informellen Dinnerevent. Exklusiv für Studierende (ab dem 4. Semester) und Doktorand(inn)en aller Fachrichtungen an der Universität St. Gallen, die sich für einen Einstieg in eines unserer Büros in Deutschland und Österreich interessieren.
PDF: HSG Dinner Details
Deadline: 16. April
List your Investment Club membership on your CV.
Investment Banking London Trip 2016
29-30.09.16 – City of London, UK
We are excited to announce our first ever investment banking networking trip to London! This event will allow you to participate in workshops and networking events at the London offices of some of the world’s most renown financial institutions: The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and PJT Partners (formerly ‘Blackstone Advisory’).
The trip is limited to 12 participants, we will ensure that a healthy mix of degree programmes (Bachelor/Master) and genders will be represented in the selected group. Everyone is encouraged to apply, regardless of whether you have previous banking experience. Please note that this event requires an Investment Club membership before applying, which can be purchased for 20 CHF at: www.investment-club.ch.
The trip will take place from 29th September (Thursday) to 30 September (Friday), you will be required to be in London on the evening of the 28th September and participation in all four events is required.
Deadline: 20th September, 23:59 GMT.
Send your CV (one page) to: london2016@investment-club
N26: Company Presentation + Interviews
27.9.2016 – 18:15 – Room 23-003
Meet Executives from one of Europe’s most successful fintech Start-Ups!
N26 (formerly Number26) is supported by some of the best known venture capital investors in the world, such as Valar Ventures (Peter Thiel), Earlybird Ventures, Redalpine Venture Partners or Axel Springer and was founded by an HSG alumnus.
N26’s Head of Business Development and Operations will talk about “Building N26 & the future of banking”. No registration required.
Send your CV to email@example.com
Intersted in Business Development Internships with N26?
N26 wants to recruit HSG students for a Business Development Internship! We strongly encourage every student to submit their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. N26 will select candidates for Interviews. Don’t miss out this exclusive opportunity.
Meet Alexander Dibelius – former CEO of Goldman Sachs Germany
21.11.2016 – 14:30 – 15:30 – Hofkeller (Klosterhof 3, St. Gallen)
“Der menschliche Körper benötigt nur vier Stunden Schlaf, alles andere ist Gewohnheit.” – Alexander Dibelius
Vom Assistenzarzt für Chirurgie zum McKinsey Partner in weniger als 5 Jahren, Partnerschaft bei Goldman Sachs als Lohn für das Daimler-Chrysler Mandat, 10 Jahre Deutschland CEO Goldman Sachs, Berater der Bundeskanzlerin, und seit 2015 Country Head Germany für CVC Capital Partners. Alexander Dibelius ist eine herausragende Persönlichkeit der deutschen Wirtschaft und gilt als einer der erfolgreichsten M&A Banker und Private Equity Investoren weltweit.
In Kooperation mit der studentischen Unternehmensberatung ESPRIT – Beratung durch Studenten: Offene Stellen für Assessment Studierende und erfahrene PMA unter www.espritsg.ch!
First come, first served! Die ersten 40 Full-Members, die NACH Donnerstag 29. September, 20:00 Uhr, eine Nachricht an email@example.com
McKinsey Corporate Finance Workshop
5.10.2016 – 10:15-19:00
Consulting meets Corporate Finance
Ein interaktiver Praxis-Workshop für Studierende und Doktorand(inn)en der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, die sich in entspannter Atmosphäre einen ersten persönlichen Eindruck von McKinsey verschaffen und mehr über den Berufsalltag und das breite Spektrum an Beratungsaufgaben in der Corporate Finance Practice erfahren wollen.
Bearbeitet dazu – in einem kleinen Team und unter Anleitung – eine praxisnahe Fallstudie und gewinnt auf diese Weise authentische Einblicke in die Arbeitsweise von McKinsey. Nutzt zudem beim anschließenden Get-together die Gelegenheit, mit den McKinsey-Berater(inne)n vor Ort, die alle regelmäßig Klienten zu Corporate-Finance-Themen beraten, auch persönlich ins Gespräch zu kommen und Antworten auf all die Fragen zu erhalten, die Ihr schon immer einmal stellen wolltet.
Apply by 25. September at: https://www.mckinsey.de/events
Citi – M&A Workshop
5.10.2016 – 16:00-20:00 – 23-203
M&A workshop: work on a merger case, learn how to value a company and gain an insight into financial modelling from the professionals at Citi’s Investment Banking Division.
Deadline is September 28. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
M&A and LBO Modelling Interview Training
07 October 2016 – 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Financial Edge Learning is a leading financial training firms that works with companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to train new staff. We will welcome them for a session on the essential technical skills needed to successfully make it through a investment banking technical interview round.
Goldman Sachs – Swiss Universities Networking Event
10.11.2016 – 18:30-21:00 – Zurich Office
We would like to invite first and penultimate year students studying at universities in Switzerland to attend our networking reception in Zurich. Find out more about our firm and our internship programmes through an evening of networking opportunities with Goldman Sachs professionals from our Zurich and London offices. Representatives from across our various divisions will be in attendance to talk through our career opportunities.
Visit www.gs.com/careers, click on “My GS Events” and search for the event. Include you HSG Investment Club membership on your CV.
Citi – Corporate and Private Banking
16.11.2016 – 16:15-20:00 – 01-110
Citi, one of the world’s largest and most impactful banks with 239,000 employees and $1.8 trillion total assets will be holding a workshop within its Private Banking/Corporate Banking division from 4.15pm till 8pm on November 16, 2016 in room 01-110 on the HSG campus. The workshop will be followed by an Apéro in the foyer of the main building as a chance to discuss internship and full-time opportunities with current Citi employees.
Send your CV to email@example.com by 9. November.
20.10.2016 – Zurich Office
We will be joining the world’s leading asset manager and our sponsor, BlackRock, for an event in their Zurich office. Gain an insight into BlackRock’s different divisions and their opportunities in the London and Zurich offices, including their Private Equity team.
Sign up: https://blackrock.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/brand-3/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/2/opp/1881-Zurich-BlackRock-Uncovered/en-GB
S&P – Global Ratings
24.11.2016 – 18:15-20:00 – 01-307
We are happy to announce that S&P Global Ratings will be joining us for their first ever event at HSG. Get an insight about this highly impactful industry. S&P professionals will present us their views on the topic: “Overview of Eurozone Sovereign Ratings – Methodology and Current Rating Trends”
PwC Deal Fever: The passion of doing deals in M&A Transaction Services
2.3.2017 – 16:15 – 18:00 (time changed!) – Room: 01-110
Partner Frank Minder and Senior Manager Silvan Risi of PwC Transaction Services Zurich will introduce their business division, present how an M&A transaction works and will conduct a concrete Transaction Services case. Afterwards, they will inform you about job and internship opportunities at PwC. The event will be held on Thursday, 2nd of March 2017, 14:15-18:00 in room 01-110.
Confirm attendance at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Estate Development
23.3.2017 – 14:15 – 16:00 – Room 01-013
“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined.” Andrew Carnegie, second richest man in American history. Whether you aspire to be the next US President or are looking for an opportunity to invest your savings, real estate is a big deal!
Dr. Daniel Brüllmann, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Switzerland for UBS Asset Management, will be giving you an introduction into the world of real estate development, including real world examples and a case study.
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23.3.2017 – 18:00 – 21:00 – Escape Room St. Gallen
Goldman Sachs would like to invite you to attend an Escape Room Challenge and Networking Afternoon for students at the University of St. Gallen. This will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the firm and our internship programmes through an interactive game followed by networking with Goldman Sachs professionals.
The event is organised by Goldman Sachs Campus Ambassador Sophia and she, rather than the IC, is the best person to contact with any questions you may have: email@example.com
Deadline: 15. March
To be considered for this event, please complete the following steps:
Visit the events portal at www.gs.com/careers/events and search under ‘Gallen’ to apply. You must complete 100% of your candidate profile to be considered. Remember to mention your HSG Investment Club membership in your cover letter or CV.