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NYU Stern School of Business, The Langone Professional Development Program, Fall 2006

Target Area: Investment Banking

The following are tasks that we recommend you to do in addition to the requirements set by the Langone
Professional Development Program. The ones highlighted in green are must do and the ones
highlighted in yellow are recommended, in our view.

Please note that in order to be successful, you need to set aside a tremendous amount of time to prepare
and network through out the entire process, which means from now until the end of the year. There is
much more to be done in addition to the requirements set by the LPDP. Therefore, plan ahead and start
EARLY!

Suggested Actions / Use of Resources:


Action Resource(s) Location of the resource(s)
Get yourself WetFeet Industry Guides Click here
familiar with CareerSearch
all the Stern Clubs
resources Industry Books, Guides and Directories
available to Professional Associations
Stern students. Links
NYU Virtual Business Library
Publications
Career Reference
Workshops
Handouts
Assessment
Change your 1. Go to URL: N/A
email https://w3.stern.nyu.edu/simon/LoginForm.html
2. Sign in using your stern id/password
3. Then click on Personal Address on the top menu
4. Change your email to
FirstName.LastName@stern.nyu.edu
5. Click OK to save changes.
Read Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking At CRC
Read WetFeet Guide to Careers in Investment Banking At Career Resource Center
(CRC) or click here
Read Vault Guide to Finance Interviews At CRC
Read Vault Guide to the Top 50 Banking Employers At CRC
Read WetFeet Insider Guide to the 25 Top Financial Services At Career Resource Center
Firms (CRC) or click here
Read WetFeet Insider Guide Beat the Street Investment At Career Resource Center
Banking Interviews (CRC) or click here
Read WetFeet Insider Guide Beat the Street II I-Banking At Career Resource Center
Interview Practice Guide (CRC) or click here
Read WetFeet Insider Guide for each of the investment banks At Career Resource Center
that are coming to recruit. (CRC) or click here
Visit Website (career section and company info) for each of the Internet
investment banks that are coming to recruit.
Watch Accounting Review video online. Click here
Watch Corporate Finance with Professor Damodaran Click here
Read Interview Preparation Materials on GFAs website. Click here
Read/review Corporate Finance course materials Class Notes

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NYU Stern School of Business, The Langone Professional Development Program, Fall 2006
Target Area: Investment Banking
Action Resource(s) Location of the resource(s)
Read/review Financial Statement Analysis course materials Class Notes
Read/review Damodaran on Valuation (free online) Click here
Research/ Recent M&A transactions for each firm using Capital IQ At CRC /
Review (need to get a login at CRC), Thomson Research Virtual Business Library
Identify and Stern MBA alumni using SWAP to identify and locate IB Click here
Locate contacts at each of the investment banks that are coming to
recruit.
Identify and Part-time MBAs, Full-time MBAs, (even friends, and Networking.
Locate family members) who may be or know someone who will
be on the Stern recruiting team for the investment banks
that are coming to recruit
Watch How to Make a Career Transition to Investment Banking Click here
Panel video
Watch Career Transition Workshop video Click here
Watch Strategies in Interviewing video Click here

Suggested Timeline/Action:
From To Action
Now June 2006 Research the industry and companies by reading the suggested
resources stated above. Compare and contrast all the firms and
know their unique aspects.
Now August 2006 Read and review corporate finance, valuation, and accounting
materials (know your concepts well). This is to prepare for the
informational interviews and mock/actual interviews.
July 2006 August 2006 Perform practice interviews with peers, CCWP, or coach. Review
finance (valuation) and accounting concepts.
August 2006 Mid-September Identify and locate Stern Alumni (use SWAP) and setup
2006 informational interviews with alumni who are working at the
firms coming to recruit on campus. Identify the people (Stern
alumni) that are on the Stern recruiting team at each firm. Start
networking early and meet with as many people as possible!
August 2006 September 2006 Visit the career section of each interested firms website, learn
about each company, and complete the online application.
September 2006 October 2006 Review on-campus presentation schedules and attend company
presentations.
September 2006 October 2006 Network with the full-timer MBAs, part-time MBAs, and the
company representatives you met at the company presentations
and look for company invite-only networking events and attend
as many as possible.
Mid-October 2006 November 2006 On-campus interviews
December 2006 January 2007 Companies extend offers to students
December 2006 January 2007 Report your status to CCWP
July/Aug 2007 Aug/Sept 2007 Training starts
* This is important to note for the 2007 September Graduates

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