How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

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How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:35 pm

What to observe during call backs to help make the decision? People will say fit. But what exactly?

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Re: How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

Postby WheninLaw » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:38 pm

Vault ranking. Nothing else matters.

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Re: How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

Postby TheoO » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:39 pm

Not sure why anonymous. Look at individual practice groups strengths. Similar general "prestige" doesn't mean all the practices are equal, and at the end of the day that's what matters, since you will be entering one of those practices. Look at how you are assigned work at each: do you get put into a group right away, or get some sort of rotation. Talk to past summers.

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Re: How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

Postby Avian » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:What to observe during call backs to help make the decision? People will say fit. But what exactly?

Do a second look if you end up with multiple offers. It's hard to scope much out about the culture during a callback because everyone is trying to sell you on the firm.

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Re: How to choose between firms which has similar prestige?

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:07 am

Firms will also greatly vary in the type of deal work that they do too, if you're interested in transactional work. A firm that does mostly sell-side public M&A, for example, will be widely different from a firm that primarily represents financial sponsors in private M&A transactions. Look at the type of clients and work the top firms do and choose the one you like best.

If you decide that two firms do generally the same type of deal work then choose based on culture or training.



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