JP Morgan Application

#1

Hi,

I’m currently filling in the summer internship application and it asks:

Are you also considering a graduate career in any of the other following industries?

Management / Strategy Consultancy

IT Provider / Consultancy

Accountancy

Law

My question is would my interest and commitment for Investment Banking be questioned if I was to say I was also considering accountancy (given the current doom and gloom surrounding the IB Industry) ?

Any replies would be greatly appreciated!!

#2

heya, I applied for a graduate position at JPMorgan and answered that question by saying that I had applied for Consultancy Management and Accountancy. I think it shows you are dynamic and adaptable, also that you have other skills to offer which IB can draw upon.

#3

Thanks for your help! Just out of interest, which role did you apply for? Did you have a summer internship at JPMorgan or any other IB?

#4

yeh i had a summer internship at another investment bank, but it was a back-office role, so I wanted to apply for front office roles this time around. I applied to Sales and Trading - what programme are you applying for?

#5

I’m applying to the investment banking programme but feeling quite pessimistic about my chances knowing countless others will have a stronger academic record and a stronger CV.

#6

@Native tongue - depends on what you mean by academic record, i do know that they like to recruit from good universities if thats what you mean?

#7

I’m currently at a top 10 university, but got in despite underperforming at A Levels. The reason I mention it is because I’ve spoken to others with better grades who in the past made 15+ applications and got nowhere. I know there’s nothing I can do about it now except to keep applying, but still can’t help thinking about it…