Company Description: William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. 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 based in Chicago, with offices in more than 20 cities on five continents. For more information, please visit williamblair.com.
About the Team: William Blair's 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 20 cities on five continents, we bring a rigorous and innovative approach to corporate board advisory projects, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financing.
Job Summary & Responsibilities: 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. After an initial training period, summer analysts are assigned to industry groups where they join deal teams and work on a combination of live transactions and pitches. 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. Learn more at: https://www.williamblair.com/ibcareers
Qualifications: Educational Requirements:
Pursuing undergraduate bachelor's degree with anticipated graduation between December 2018 - June 2019
Undergraduate major: all majors considered
Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above preferred
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, Boston, or San Francisco
We suggest submitting your application by August 31st or by the deadline outlined in our posting on your campus.
As a William Blair associate, you'll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers. 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, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for. EOE m/f/d/v