I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Avalon Partners (New York, NY) in March 2010.
1 one-on-one interview that involved 2 questions (why do you want to be in finance and tell me something I can't see on your resume). Interviewer was the CEO of the firm and did not know he had to give me an interview that day. He just ended up ranting about nonsense for 20 minutes. No preparation necessary. I ended up receiving an email a few days later telling me I got the offer.
Reasons for Declining
Seemed like a bad firm with a poor culture. Know of someone who worked there and ended up sorting index cards all day. Also, it was an unpaid opportunity.
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