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# Career change internship BEFORE MBA

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12 Mar 2007, 16:27
So, I am still awaiting decisions from a couple of my schools and will hear back by the end of the month.

The absence of MBA-admissions related activity has left this huge void in my life, which I am trying to fill with healthy tasks, rather than drinking on Tuesday night.

I was wondering, if it would be possible to get an internship (entry level) in one of the smaller banks on the easy coast.

I am an IT consultant with a big 4 and have no prior banking background. However, I am interested in this field and would love to get some experience before I even go to B-school.

I donâ€™t care much about my current job and can quit the day I hear from one of my schools.

Donâ€™t know if anyone of you has heard of it or have any ideas of how this can be accomplished.

Thanks.
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12 Mar 2007, 16:40
I've thought about it and tried to put some feelers out through connections I have, but it's not proving fruitful. Most firms have set internship times - they can't just take on an intern outside of the season - nor do they seek to.
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13 Mar 2007, 07:18
you may try entry level temp jobs.
at least in europe there are some of those...
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13 Mar 2007, 07:51
As Rhyme mentioned, majority of big banks have set time periods when they hire interns, and now isn't the time. That said, you may be able to get on with a smaller boutique firm in your area. I would suggest sending out some feelers to boutiques you are interested in and see if anything pops up.
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13 Mar 2007, 09:28
Well, its not internship right now, but summer is right around the corner. I am thinking I should take some classes to teach me basic finance and economics, and then leverage my conuslting experience.

Thoughts?

I was also thinking of getting in touch with some of the head hunters and see what they have to say.
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14 Mar 2007, 13:12
antapple wrote:
you may try entry level temp jobs.
at least in europe there are some of those...

antapple, can you give me some more info about these positions in Europe. I dont mind working and living in europe in summer!

Thanks.
14 Mar 2007, 13:12
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