Mitch Rose ’16 didn’t have to wait long for the phone to ring. His interviews with J.P. Morgan had gone well. He left the Career Development Office (CDO) feeling optimistic. The next afternoon, sitting at the Yale Club in New York City with classmates who had traveled into Manhattan for final round interviews, Rose got a call from J.P. Morgan, offering him a position as an investment banking summer associate covering financial technology firms.
“They were my first choice,” says Rose, who received two other offers from major investment banks during Yale SOM’s annual SuperWeek recruiting period. “There was a lot of celebrating that night.”
Rose was one of 51 Yale SOM students who interviewed for highly competitive investment banking internships during SuperWeek, January 5-9. “It’s the culmination of four months of preparation,” Rose said. “We went in well prepared. The CDO and Finance Club do a fantastic job getting us ready, and I was having daily mock interviews with my classmates in New Haven and over Skype all through winter break. We were all in it together.”
According to Lloyd Baskin, the relationship manager responsible for financial services at the CDO, a record number of banks—14 in all—recruited on campus. There were investment banking giants, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse, as well as leading boutique banks, such as Lazard and Perella Weinberg Partners.
“The number of students receiving at least one offer is certainly the highest since I joined Yale SOM in 2010,” Baskin says. “We already have students going to all 10 of the largest banks in the world, and the hiring season isn’t over.”