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2023 Investment Banking Sophomore Program

Credit Suisse
Los Angeles, USA
Closing date
Oct 2, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and employ more than 45,000 people from over 150 different nations. Embodying entrepreneurial spirit, Credit Suisse delivers holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice. Striving for quality and excellence in our work, we recognize and reward extraordinary performance among our employees, provide wide-ranging training and development opportunities, and benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value for our clients, shareholders and communities. We are Credit Suisse.

We Offer
You bring the ambition and talent; we'll open exciting new doors for you. Take the next step in your banking career with the Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM) Sophomore Summer Analyst. In this challenging, rewarding 9-week summer program working in the team, you will develop your skills so you can influence tomorrow. Beginning with a one-day company orientation, you'll spend one week in training and eight weeks as an integral part of the IBCM team. This position is within our Investment Bank division, an industry leader in driving the firm's global success.

The Bank believes that bringing together a class of diverse participants, including individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic/racial backgrounds (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander), among others, will enrich the Program. Participants are selected based on their academic quality, leadership ability, and interest in financial services.

Over the course of this program you continue to learn and develop through:
  • Unparalleled ongoing training
  • Hearing from experienced senior employees from a variety of divisions in our summer speaker series
  • Mentorship opportunities that help you identify your strengths and plan your career
  • Social activities, community service and networking events to connect you with a range of people from across the firm
  • Continued learning and development through specific desk placements, where you'll receive further training
  • Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to receive a $7,500 scholarship and may be invited back for a junior year internship.

When you complete your internship, you will have gained crucial experience in all areas of the IB division, and a firm understanding of how a global investment bank functions. Once you've seen the big picture, it's time to paint your own.

Start date: June 5, 2023

Duration: 9 weeks

Academic requirements: You should be graduating from a university in December 2024 or May/June 2025.

Application deadline: September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm ET / Applications will be reviewed on a roll-ing basis.
Your field of responsibility

You will be placed directly into an industry or product group. As a Sophomore Summer Analyst, there will be opportunities to work on deals in your group, gain hands-on experience and work on various aspects of advising and transacting business for clients. You will participate in a formal review at the mid and end points of the summer to discuss your performance throughout the program.

In the program you will gain exposure to the business, learn financial modeling and valuation techniques from experienced professionals, and contribute to innovative deals that are redefining today's corporate landscape.

Your future colleagues

Credit Suisse's Los Angeles office offers an unparalleled Wall Street experience on the West Coast. Junior bankers receive significant execution experience across a broad range of IB products and industries. As a member of the LA office, you will be on small deal teams with significant individual responsibility. Coverage efforts based in Los Angeles include Financial Sponsors and Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging. The office has traditionally been known for its strength in Leveraged Finance (LFO) and is involved in some of the highest-profile, headline-grabbing LBO financings.

You Offer

Demonstrate the skills and attributes you bring to this program within the IBCM department. Tell us how your experience, character and vision connect with the responsibilities required and prospects we offer. Show us that you have:
  • A confident, ambitious outlook and the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • A willingness to cooperate collaboratively and also to work independently on your own initiative
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a precise, efficient approach to your work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven reliability
  • A willingness to go above and beyond
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. Credit Suisse complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. Subject to applicable law and regulatory requirements, Credit Suisse complies with state and local laws regarding considering for employment qualified individuals with criminal histories.

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