What I liked
First is the incredible culture here. There is no such thing as an uptight banking atmosphere here, as everyone is genuine, passionate about their work, very supportive of each other, and always happy to teach and mentor interns. Everybody works hard but would relax and chill when time allows. Second is the large deal exposure. In 10 weeks of work, I was staffed on several live buy-side as well as sell-side deals and given real, challenging work for large institutional clients. Analysts can go to meetings with clients with senior bankers and are given room to contribute and discuss ideas with senior bankers on the deal. Fire drills are common due to the volume of deals in the pipeline, and as a result, the deal exposure is excellent and would give very good learning experience to junior bankers. Last but not least, the senior bankers here genuinely care a lot about their juniors, are very hands-on when it comes to technical aspects of the deliverables, and would spend time chatting and teaching junior bankers when they are free.