Friday, June 03, 2011

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Investment Banking as a Career


big_man.jpg sits down with an investment banker from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to discuss careers in investment banking.

Investment banking is possibly the most talked about career on-campus. Especially after the financial crisis, public interest in investment banking has increased; but what is life in the industry actually like? had the opportunity to sit down with Ryan Ballard, a Queen's graduate, to talk about his experience so far as a full-time investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Topics Discussed:

  1. Interview tips from someone who has been on both sides of the table.
  2. Course suggestions for students interested in banking.
  3. The importance of knowing Microsoft Excel.
  4. The investment banking lifestyle.
  5. Advice to students looking to pursue a career in the field.

In the words of Ryan; "For anyone out there, giddy up, read the paper, learn more about investment banking, and maybe come join the industry."

The interview is attached below:


Investment Banking as a Career Transcript: Ryan Ballard - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

RyanBallard Interview

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