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Sponsors For Educational Opportunity Interview Questions

Updated Jul 9, 2015
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    Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity.

    Interview

    The hiring process begins with a phone or skype interview by one of the career managers. If you are successful in the interview, you will be called up for a face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to read an article concerning a certain merger and acquisition; after which I was asked to calculate the profit margin, given that my background is accounting.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity in December 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online. Had a skype interview, and then an inperson interview. After my inperson interview, I had an online follow up interview

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness?   1 Answer
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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity (New York, NY) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Two in-person interviews. Tested on data management and familiarity with Excel. Then, asked on how you would transition into the job. Finally, you are asked about your interest in the field of education. I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 2. Why are you interested in the field of education? 3. Describe your time-management/organizational skills in relation to one of the jobs on your resume.   Answer Question
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    Nonprofit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity.

    Interview

    Online application, then conducted a basic phone screen. In-person interview was 1 hour long and heard back several weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were planning an event for your organization, what steps would you take? What would you do and how would you organize yourself?   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity in January 2008.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview which lasted 30 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a better indicator for capital budgeting projects? IRR or NPV and why?   Answer Question
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    Asset Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity (Houston, TX) in December 2010.

    Interview

    The first step is always to attend an on-campus recruiting event. Your application online will determine if you get a phone interview. Then, you will be offered an in-person interview. My advice to anyone is to always always make sure you are aware of market trends.

    Interview Questions

    • Structure a portfolio of different securities and what is the expected return on the portfolio?   1 Answer
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity.

    Interview

    Online application and, if you passed that, an interview round, following which will be interviewing with employers.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly standard questions, mainly about past experience. Few technical questions.   Answer Question
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    IB Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity.

    Interview

    It takes them a long time to answer any question you have. I first had a Skype interview, and then I went to their office in NY for an interview. They recommended me to change from IB to consulting, so I changed. After two weeks, they told all their spots in consulting were full. I wanted to change to my third option, but they never answer my emails.

    Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity (New York, NY) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Then Phone Screen. Finally-Panel Interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Consulting Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sponsors For Educational Opportunity (Houston, TX) in February 2013.

    Interview

    SEO recruits heavily on campus so it was quite simple to acquire a first round interview. First round was in-person and was fairly easy mostly ask about your resume and why you are the correct choice for SEO. The hardest question was a business case type question where they make you read a WST article. I was offered a second round interview with the head of the consulting division from their HQ in NYC over Skype. This wasn't really an interview because she informed me that I was unable to be in the recruiting process with SEO and another consulting company that I had already had a final round interview with. I wasn't extended an offer with that consulting firm and I informed the NYC office of such and the basically said "OK, thanks for telling us". Then I waited almost a month and a half before they let me know that I wouldn't be offered by SEO.

    Interview Questions

    • They give you an article from WST and they ask you to read and analyze it. Afterwords they ask you some simple math questions to calculate something relevant to the article. Similar to a business case question.   1 Answer
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