I would say this is a great place to start. Get clued up on the events Citi holds on your campus, get involved as much as possible, and speak to as many people from Citi as you can to really get a feel for the environment we have. This will make your application much more focussed and specific
Hi Lydia, thanks a lot for your answer.
My advice to you would be to live and breathe the job that you want to do. Read around the role, meet people, read the FT and Economist daily. Have a unique reason for why you want to work for Citi and what differentiates us from our peers. If you do all these things then you will come across as motivated and keen when we meet you in any instance
I have spoken to some of Citi's employees at my university's career fair and I do my best not to miss any of the bank's online events in order to learn more about the bank and its culture. I hope I will get the chance to be interviewed by Citi.
Hi Aamir thanks a lot for your answer. I am really interested in Investment Banking and specifically M&A. I am now applying for the Spring Insight Programme. I will thoroughly follow your advices, thanks again.
Beddy, you will need more than speaking with Citi employees. It is highly unlikely that any Citi employee will recommend you based on a brief conversation no matter how good it was. You need to demonstrate that you have a hunger for the profession and the best way to do that is to be well-read, know about the job and be methodical in your approach.
My advice to you would be to almost train up yourself to do what an analyst at an investment bank would do. Am not sure how the spring internship process works but if you do get it make the most use of the opportunity.
You are absolutely right, I will definitely follow your advices. Thanks a lot Aamir, I appreciate your help.
Most welcome Beddy and all the best
Dear Aamir, what is the best way to train up to do what an analyst would do? Any specific recommendation ?
Sure Gianluca, I would recommend you get a copy of the Complete Investment Banker and Navigating the Maze, read the FT and the Economist daily / weekly and understand what each department within an investment bank does
Thank you for your feedback!