Former Equity Research Intern at Raymond James Financial
about 2 years ago
Preparing for an equity research intern position can be very different from preparing for an investment banking role. You can focus less so on the technicals when it comes to accounting and modeling and whatnot, but definitely be prepared with a few stock pitches (try not to pitch large companies like Google and Apple). As with all interviews, make sure you know what an equity research intern does, what the job consists of, and why you want to pursue equity research as opposed to other roles in finance. Finally, it is a good idea to know what kinds of sectors you might want to cover; as an intern, you will typically be placed into a sector that needs the most help but it is still useful to be able to elucidate why you are interested in a specific sector such as consumer or software.