The SEO Investment Banking Prep Program is a comprehensive 6-month program designed to help SEO alumni in their senior year of college ENHANCE and SHARPEN their quantitative and qualitative knowledge in order to prepare them for their Investment Banking Analyst roles. Through both live and virtual workshops, future analysts receive education and training that will give them the competitive edge and allow them to perform at the highest level.
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- Reinforce financial statement analysis skills and drivers
- Understand the mechanics of modeling
- Build several derivatives of three –statement models across varied sectors; Basic, with template and no template leading up to an LBO with revenue
- Engage in networking opportunities with SEO Partners
Q: I am not an SEO alumni, can I join the program?
A: All diverse incoming investment banking analyst are eligible to join.
Q: I did not get an offer, can I still join the program?
A: At this time, the SEO IB Prep program is designed for individuals who received full-time offers to return to Wall Street firms enhance and sharpen their quantitative, as well as qualitative knowledge throughout their senior year of college. The purpose is to ensure readiness from Day 1 of their analyst training.
Q: How often are the webinars?
A: Twice a month.
Q: How long is each webinar?
A: Two hours. Participants are required to actively participate throughout the duration of the workshop.
Q: How will the incentives be awarded?
A: Prizes and incentives will be awarded based on the level of completion, accuracy and sophistication of your models.
Q: How much does the program cost?
A: There is no cost to participate in the SEO IB Prep program. SEO offers this as a way to continue supporting diverse and talented individuals’ professional development.
Q: When are the live workshops?
A: The live, in-person workshop takes place in January. In-person workshop attendance is not required to participate in the program
Q: Where will the live workshop take place?
A: The live, in-person workshop will take place in New York City.
Q: Is there any difference between the SEO IB Prep program and the SEO intern training I received over the summer?
A: Yes, the SEO IB Prep program will expand on the internship training you received, as well as augment the experience acquired during your 10-week internship. SEO Investment Banking Prep Programis a comprehensive 6-month program designed to help SEO interns, who received full-time offers to return to Wall Street firms enhance and sharpen their quantitative, as well as qualitative knowledge throughout their senior year of college. The prep program will provide participants with modeling proficiency while reinforcing their financial statement analysis skills to ensure they understand the mechanics, as well as the reasoning behind the inputs, in preparation for their full-time investment banking analyst roles and future career opportunities within the alternative investments sector.
Q: Why is this program beneficial?
A: At SEO we believe the internship experience is the start, not the pinnacle of one’s career; SEO is a valuable resource for its alumni throughout the life of their career. SEO is committed to continue developing underrepresented diverse young analysts who can compete at the highest level with their peers in high finance. Since most investment banking training programs for 1st year analysts are evaluative, this training will provide the essential groundwork for career advancement and success. Additionally, it will serve as a medium for participants to continue their investment banking education post their internship through their collegiate senior year and help to close the learning gap that occurs when students return to school.