Internship, Investment BankingLocation:
Chicago, IllinoisDate Posted:
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William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.About the Team:
About William Blair Investment Banking
William Blairs investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, owner/entrepreneurs, and governments around the world to achieve their growth, liquidity, and financing objectives. Drawing on the collective intellectual capital and deep sector expertise of a global team that reaches across more than 15 cities on five continents, we bring a rigorous and innovative approach to corporate board advisory projects, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing.
Group OverviewThe Equity Capital Markets (ECM) group is responsible for originating, structuring and executing equity and equity-linked transactions on behalf of the firms corporate and financial sponsor clients. Typical transactions include IPOs, follow-ons, convertibles, private placements, and spin-offs. ECM professionals sit at the confluence of Investment Banking coverage and Sales & Trading to lead equity and equity-linked transactions across all industry groups
About the summer analyst role
William Blair is the ideal environment for individuals who enjoy working in a dynamic environment that demands quick learning, independent thinking, and taking ownership of projects.
As a summer analyst at William Blair, you will receive a unique opportunity to work with current analysts, associates, and senior bankers over the course of the 10-week program. In a short period of time, summer analysts gain a high level of experience and exposure within the firm and are able to play an integral role in various deals.
Summer analysts take on all functions of a full-time analyst, including financial modeling and analysis, industry and company research, and involvement with client communications and meetings. The summer program also includes internal training, community service, and social events. After completion of the program, we hope to have most of our summer analysts join us as full-time analysts upon graduation.
Pursuing undergraduate bachelors degree with anticipated graduation between December 2021 June 2022
U.S. work authorization is required
Undergraduate major: all majors considered
Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above preferred, but open to all applicants
General understanding of accounting and finance
Strong analytical and quantitative skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Adaptability to a constantly changing environment and ability to manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity
Highly motivated, detail oriented, team player
Willingness to be located in Chicago
Steps required to complete your application:
William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, sex, age, national origin, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employees ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.