Investment Banking - Summer Analyst 2020

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Investment Banking


Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco, California

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Company Description:

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

About the Team:

Investment banking’s global footprint provides opportunities to deliver highly strategic advice to market-leading companies around the world. Guided by our unwavering commitment to our clients’ success and motivated by our vision to build the premier global boutique investment bank, we provide the industry’s brightest minds with the opportunity to thrive in an energetic, entrepreneurial environment and team-oriented culture.  Our mission is to provide bold, creative advice to clients and leadership in our markets and our communities

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

William Blair summer analysts have the opportunity to harness their potential by being part of a culture of collaboration and accountability that offers compelling work and direct client exposure. Your personal and professional growth will be accelerated by working alongside senior bankers who have a vested interest in your development.  

Throughout the 10-week summer program, you will take on all functions of a full-time analyst, working alongside and supporting senior bankers in researching and creating marketing pitch materials, building financial models to value potential clients, and researching industries or sectors as determined by senior bankers in targeting certain clients or industries. In a short period of time, you will gain a high level of experience and exposure within the firm and will be able to play an integral role in various deals. 

The summer program also includes internal training, community service, and social events. After completion of the program, we hope to have most of our summer analysts join us as full-time analysts upon graduation. 

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  • Pursuing undergraduate bachelor’s degree with anticipated graduation between December 2020 – June 2021
  • Undergraduate major: all majors considered
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above preferred but, open to all applicants
  • General understanding of accounting and finance 
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Adaptability to a constantly changing environment and ability to manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented, team player
  • Willingness to be located in Chicago, Charlotte, Boston, or San Francisco

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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