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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at UBS Investment Bank in December 2011.

Interview Details – Submitted my resume/cover letter through school's career page, but I don't think that's how I got the interview. They were on campus and I went out with a few of their reps to dinner and bars after an information session; I was told that night I'd get an interview.

There were two phone interviews, mostly behavioral with one or two markets related questions. I was then invited to the Superday, which consisted of six 30-minute interviews, back to back. Again, the interviews were mostly behavioral but a little bit more geared toward market-based questions. One guy asked me what stocks I was following, to which I had no good answer. Luckily the next interviewer came in just in time to interrupt us. I also got a really easy probability question from one of the interviewers.

Interview Question – This wasn't difficult, but it's the only specific question I can remember.

You're playing basketball and you're down by 2. You know you can hit a 2-pointer to tie the game with 28% probability, and then go on to win the game in overtime with 50% probability. Alternatively, you know you can hit a 3-pointer and win with 15% probability. Which do you take?
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Summer Analyst Sales and Trading Interview

Summer Analyst Sales and Trading
Hongguangnongchang (China)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at UBS Investment Bank in October 2010.

Interview Details – The guy just asked a few questions related to my resume. Other than that there were two Probability based questions. And also a few questions on Statistics.

Interview Question – What is India's GDP for 2009-10?   View Answer

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