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SEO London<br />‘One internship, infinite opportunities…’<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
The SEO London Programme<br />Offers 2010 Summer & Longer Term Internships & Vacation Placements in<br />Investment Bankin...
Overview<br /><ul><li>    Introduction to SEO
    Careers in:
Investment Banking
 First Year Fast Track
Technology
Professional Services
Corporate Law
    What do YOU get from SEO London?
    What makes YOU a strong SEO intern?
    What makes a strong application?
    Q&A</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
What is SEO London?<br /><ul><li> Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London is an alumni driven not for  profit or...
 It provides penultimate and final year students from under-representedethnic minority backgrounds the opportunity to gain...
 SEO was originally founded in 1963 as one of New York City’s first mentoring programmes for BME (Black & Minority Ethnic)...
 SEO New York career programme established in 1980
 SEO London career programme established in 2000 by alumni of the SEO New York program and is a reflection of SEO’s global...
 Since 2000, 80% of 1000+ alumni of the SEO London programme have gone on to secure full-time graduate positions with part...
SEO London programmes<br />There are currently five different programmes supporting<br />university students:<br /><ul><li...
Technology
First Year Fast Track (for i-banking and technology)
Professional Services
Corporate Law</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
SEO London partner firms<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
We hope to help you go from …<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
…to…<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
Investment Banking<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
SEO London partner banks<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
Which division is best for YOU?<br />External facing<br /><ul><li> Investment Banking
 Sales
 Trading
 Research
 Structuring
 Asset Management
 Private Wealth Management</li></ul>Internal facing<br /><ul><li> Technology
 Risk Management
 Finance
 Operations
 Audit
 Compliance</li></ul>SEO offers internships in all these areas!!!<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
A career in an industry with many benefits…<br /><ul><li>Fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Work with the brightest and best
World class training and development
Responsibility from day one
Global reach
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  1. 1. SEO London<br />‘One internship, infinite opportunities…’<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  2. 2. The SEO London Programme<br />Offers 2010 Summer & Longer Term Internships & Vacation Placements in<br />Investment Banking<br />Technology<br />Professional Services<br />Corporate Law<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br /><ul><li> Introduction to SEO
  4. 4. Careers in:
  5. 5. Investment Banking
  6. 6. First Year Fast Track
  7. 7. Technology
  8. 8. Professional Services
  9. 9. Corporate Law
  10. 10. What do YOU get from SEO London?
  11. 11. What makes YOU a strong SEO intern?
  12. 12. What makes a strong application?
  13. 13. Q&A</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  14. 14. What is SEO London?<br /><ul><li> Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London is an alumni driven not for profit organisation.
  15. 15. It provides penultimate and final year students from under-representedethnic minority backgrounds the opportunity to gain summer internships at all of the top investment banks, professional service and corporate law firms in London
  16. 16. SEO was originally founded in 1963 as one of New York City’s first mentoring programmes for BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) high school students
  17. 17. SEO New York career programme established in 1980
  18. 18. SEO London career programme established in 2000 by alumni of the SEO New York program and is a reflection of SEO’s global initiative to increase diversity in the financial services industry
  19. 19. Since 2000, 80% of 1000+ alumni of the SEO London programme have gone on to secure full-time graduate positions with partner firms at the end of their summer</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  20. 20. SEO London programmes<br />There are currently five different programmes supporting<br />university students:<br /><ul><li>Investment Banking
  21. 21. Technology
  22. 22. First Year Fast Track (for i-banking and technology)
  23. 23. Professional Services
  24. 24. Corporate Law</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  25. 25. SEO London partner firms<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  26. 26. We hope to help you go from …<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  27. 27. …to…<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  28. 28. Investment Banking<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  29. 29. SEO London partner banks<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  30. 30. Which division is best for YOU?<br />External facing<br /><ul><li> Investment Banking
  31. 31. Sales
  32. 32. Trading
  33. 33. Research
  34. 34. Structuring
  35. 35. Asset Management
  36. 36. Private Wealth Management</li></ul>Internal facing<br /><ul><li> Technology
  37. 37. Risk Management
  38. 38. Finance
  39. 39. Operations
  40. 40. Audit
  41. 41. Compliance</li></ul>SEO offers internships in all these areas!!!<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  42. 42. A career in an industry with many benefits…<br /><ul><li>Fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  43. 43. Work with the brightest and best
  44. 44. World class training and development
  45. 45. Responsibility from day one
  46. 46. Global reach
  47. 47. Career mobility (internally and externally)
  48. 48. Creative work
  49. 49. Client exposure
  50. 50. Access to resources for social change</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  51. 51. …including compensation!<br />2009 average graduate staring salaries<br />50,000<br />£48,000<br />£23,220<br />£19,677<br />0<br />All<br />FTSE 100 companies<br />I-banks<br /><ul><li> Intern summer salary – any guesses?</li></ul>Source: HESA stats, efinancial careers, SEO data<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  52. 52. Compensation after 5yrs<br />Average salaries after 5yrs<br />150,000<br />£142,000<br />£39,850<br />£25,620<br />0<br />All<br />FTSE 100 companies<br />I-banks<br />2.5 times pay gap as graduates widens to 5.5 times after 5 yrs!<br />Source: HESA stats, efinancial careers, SEO data<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  53. 53. Technology<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  54. 54. SEO London technology programme<br /><ul><li>In 2010 SEO will provide up to 40 internships / industrial placements at top tier banks with leading technology platforms
  55. 55. Goldman Sachs
  56. 56. JP Morgan
  57. 57. Morgan Stanley
  58. 58. Nomura
  59. 59. UBS
  60. 60. Students can either apply for a summer internship or a six month / one year industrial placement</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  61. 61. Is Technology for YOU???<br /><ul><li>Do you genuinely have an interest and passion for technology?
  62. 62. Do you keep yourself abreast with everyday technological advances?
  63. 63. Why banking technology?
  64. 64. Which areas within technology are YOU most suited for?
  65. 65. Business Analyst
  66. 66. Programmer / Developer
  67. 67. Infrastructure
  68. 68. Are you proficient in one or more programming languages?
  69. 69. Does your CV and application show your enthusiasm for technology?</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  70. 70. Why SEO London?<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  71. 71. What do YOU get from SEO London? <br /><ul><li>Highly paid 10 week summer internship with one of the world’s leading financial services firms
  72. 72. Access to F-T employment opportunities at ALL SEO’s partner firms (Summer Seminars and Fast Track Applications)
  73. 73. Comprehensive, tailored training programme led by senior industry specialists prior to commencement of internship
  74. 74. One to one relationship with industry leader mentor
  75. 75. Life-time membership to 5,000member global SEO alumni network</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  76. 76. Get to know 10 banks instead of one!<br /><ul><li> Attend seminars that feature Board level speakers at all of the partner banks throughout the summer
  77. 77. Network with Managing Directors, Directors, and Vice-Presidents at these seminars
  78. 78. Talk with human resource professionals from all the firms before they start on-campus recruitment
  79. 79. Get a feel for each firm’s culture
  80. 80. Maximise your chances of success - if your primary internship is not successful you may be SEO fast tracked for graduate interviews by other banks on the programme
  81. 81. Historically 65%+ SEO interns get interviews with other banks by the end of the summer</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  82. 82. SEO London Training and Mentoring<br /><ul><li> Attend exclusive SEO training sessions before, during and after the internship led by senior industry specialists
  83. 83. Undergo comprehensive pre-summer online training programme tailored for the business area that you will be interning in
  84. 84. Enjoy one to one mentoring from an industry leader throughout your summer
  85. 85. Network with your SEO peers
  86. 86. Learn how to exceed performance expectations, get the most out of projects, and secure job offers</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  87. 87. Become a life-long member of the SEO family!<br /><ul><li>Provide and receive mentoring and support from more than 5,000 SEO alumni around the world
  88. 88. Learn from past alumni who have risen up the ranks in a number of investment banks
  89. 89. Gain knowledge from alumni who have become entrepreneurs, or who have switched career paths to other industries
  90. 90. Continue to strengthen and give back to the SEO network </li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  91. 91. Be a part of the SEO family<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  92. 92. Are you eligible to apply?<br /><ul><li> SEO i-banking is open to applicants from all degree disciplines
  93. 93. For summer front office and technology summer internships SEO accepts applications from
  94. 94. penultimate year students
  95. 95. final year undergraduates who will be staying in full time education (e.g. Masters) until the summer of 2011
  96. 96. For six month / one year technology internship students need to be on a sandwich course which provides for a placement in 2010-11</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  97. 97. First Year Fast Track<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  98. 98. Investment banking ‘fast track’ for first years <br /><ul><li> More than 150 students will be invited to attend exclusive training from and networking with SEO alumni and partner i-bank representatives
  99. 99. detailed overviews of all the different bank businesses (IBD, Markets, Asset Management, etc.) to discover where you might best fit in
  100. 100. interactive training sessions - how to crack case studies, numeracy tests, trading games, etc.)
  101. 101. what banks are looking for in internship and full time applications through CV workshops and interview skills sessions with partner bank graduate recruiters to ensure your applications are successful
  102. 102. networking with senior bankers and recruiters
  103. 103. This year the FYFT event will be held on 10th-11th December 2009 at Goldman Sachs and Nomura</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  104. 104. FYFT eligibility <br /><ul><li> Applicants need to be in the first of a three year degree course or second of a four year course
  105. 105. Apply on our website by 9th November 2009:
  106. 106. Your cover letter should detail your reasons for wanting to attend the course and longer term career plans
  107. 107. Your CV should be no more than one page and adhere to the CV advice on the website!
  108. 108. Programme will be used as a fast track for placement on:
  109. 109. SEO Investment Banking 2011 summer internship programme
  110. 110. Partner firm Spring / Winter 2010 internships</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  111. 111. Professional Services<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  112. 112. SEO professional service firms<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  113. 113. Professional services programme<br /><ul><li>SEO London is happy to announce the launch of it’s first professional services programme for 2010
  114. 114. The programme will give you the opportunity to gain summer vacation schemes (6-8 weeks) at all of the Big4 professional services firms
  115. 115. We offer summer vacations schemes with our partner firms in the below divisions
  116. 116. Audit
  117. 117. Tax
  118. 118. Consulting</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  119. 119. Benefits & eligibility<br /><ul><li> SEO interns will receive all of the benefits of the existing scheme
  120. 120. F-T employment opportunities at ALL SEO’s partner firms
  121. 121. networking events and support for interns
  122. 122. Pre-summer training programme delivered by experts
  123. 123. One to one relationship with industry leader mentor
  124. 124. Life-time membership to 5,000member global SEO alumni network
  125. 125. We accept applications from all disciplines for the programme:
  126. 126. penultimate year students
  127. 127. final year undergraduates who will be staying in full time education (e.g. Masters) until the summer of 2011</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  128. 128. Corporate Law<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  129. 129. SEO London partner law firms<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  130. 130. SEO corporate law vacation scheme<br /><ul><li> SEO law interns will be placed on one / multiple summer vacation schemes with our partner firms
  131. 131. Magic Circle / Top 20 UK / Top 10 US firms
  132. 132. Summer internships with i-bank law and compliance teams
  133. 133. Vacation placement duration (two / three / four weeks) will vary by partner firm
  134. 134. Most placements will be London based but there will be provision to work in other UK cities as well if you wish (including Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol)</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  135. 135. Benefits & eligibility<br /><ul><li>SEO law interns will receive all of the benefits of the existing scheme
  136. 136. F-T employment opportunities at ALL SEO’s partner law firms
  137. 137. Pre-summer training programme delivered by expert corporate and finance lawyers
  138. 138. business overviews / presentation skills / drafting exercises / commercial awareness training
  139. 139. One to one relationship with industry leader mentor
  140. 140. Access to SEO law alumni network at all partner firms
  141. 141. We accept applications from all disciplines for the Law programme:
  142. 142. Penultimate / final year students studying law
  143. 143. Final year undergraduates studying any degree subject
  144. 144. Those currently completing the LPC / CPE and keen to start work in 2012</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  145. 145. Applications<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  146. 146. What makes YOU a strong SEO intern?<br /><ul><li>Preparation!
  147. 147. Academic excellence
  148. 148. Excellent quantitative, analytic and creative skills
  149. 149. Leadership in extra curricular activities and a demonstrated commitment to community service
  150. 150. Very good attention to detail
  151. 151. Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  152. 152. Career commitment
  153. 153. Commercial awareness
  154. 154. Strong academic reference</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  155. 155. Commercial Awareness<br /><ul><li>Genuine, demonstrable interest in how the city works
  156. 156. All you need to know about the City 2009/10: Chris Stoakes
  157. 157. All you need to know about being a Trainee Solicitor: Elizabeth Cruickshank & Penny Cooper
  158. 158. Be aware of latest business and economic developments and have an opinion
  159. 159. FT / Times business daily / The Economist</li></ul>FT (First Page / Lex column / Companies & Markets headlines - last 4 pages in particular / M&A news)<br />The Economist – great for helping you form your own views<br /><ul><li>Bloomberg / Reuters </li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  160. 160. Why should SEO choose YOU?<br /><ul><li>Do I like you? Do you have a personality, opinions?
  161. 161. Do you pay careful attention to detail? Can I trust you with clients and big deals someday?
  162. 162. Are you prepared? Can you explain why you are (a) interested in working in a particular I-B business and (b) why you think you will be successful in that business?
  163. 163. Are you bright? Do you have sound analytic and quantitative skills? Do you demonstrate good decision making skills?
  164. 164. Are you creative? Are you adaptable?
  165. 165. Are you someone who is action orientated? Do you have drive? Are you willing to go that extra yard?
  166. 166. Are you a team player? Can you listen and can you persuade? Will you network?
  167. 167. Do you show an interest in the business world and current affairs?
  168. 168. Will you give back?</li></ul>To help prepare yourself please visit http://www.seo-london.com/<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
  169. 169. Curriculum Vitae (CV)<br /><ul><li>Prepare before you put your CV together:
  170. 170. Do your research / target your CV
  171. 171. Check CVs of friends/family who have done internships
  172. 172. Be yourself and pitch yourself appropriately – be consistent with your cover-letter
  173. 173. Follow instructions provided by SEO or by banks (ESPECIALLY with online applications)
  174. 174. Keep it to one page (!!!) and have a simple structure (no paragraphs please!)
  175. 175. Use consistent tense
  176. 176. Look it over with a “fresh pair of eyes”. Have someone else proofread and give feedback/check errors
  177. 177. Keep a copy (so you know WHY you applied and WHAT you wrote)
  178. 178. Use spell check!!!</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  179. 179.
  180. 180. Preparing your cover letter<br /><ul><li>Think of it as a way to frame and position your CV to be attractive to SEO or a specific bank.
  181. 181. You should not have a summary or objectives on the top of a CV for investment banking, so use the cover-letter as a guide to the most important features of your CV.
  182. 182. Each cover letter should be different, so always keep a copy and check over who you wrote it to!
  183. 183. Be specific and concrete – your cover letter is your opportunity to paint a very visual picture of who you are, what motivates you, what your successes are, etc. Let us see you in action!
  184. 184. Make sure that cover letter has a structure as you would any essay
  185. 185. Paragraph one: Why you are interested in the industry
  186. 186. Paragraph two: Why you are interested in the division to which you are applying
  187. 187. Paragraph three: Why would you be great candidate for the SEO programme</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  188. 188.
  189. 189. CV & cover letter bin-proofing<br /><ul><li>FORMATTING ERRORS:
  190. 190. Multiple page CVs
  191. 191. Dynamic summaries or objectives on the top of your CV
  192. 192. Fancy fonts (Arial/Times New Roman ok. </li></ul>Anything swirly or multi-coloured not ok!)<br /><ul><li>CONTENT ERRORS:
  193. 193. Poor spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors
  194. 194. Inaccurate or untrue information
  195. 195. Forgetting to change the company name on a previously used cover letter!
  196. 196. Incorrect dates on your CV (there is a background check, so make sure it’s right!)
  197. 197. Misspelling contact person’s name
  198. 198. Inconsistent tenses
  199. 199. Negative comments about past work experience/colleagues
  200. 200. Procrastination – if you leave CVs and cover-letters to the last minute, you WILL make mistakes!
  201. 201. Silly/inappropriate e-mail address (i.e cutie_pie@gmail.com).
  202. 202. Wrong or outdated phone number
  203. 203. Writing in TEXT speak, U NO WAT I MEAN?
  204. 204. If you do not receive a favourable response, do not send a rude e-mail or leave a rude phone message. Recruiters have good memories!! </li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  205. 205. What next?<br /><ul><li>Make an (online) application asap – all admissions are on a rolling basis!
  206. 206. Please visit the website www.seo-london.orgfor more details
  207. 207. Initial deadline for all summer programmes is 13th November 2009
  208. 208. Start your preparation
  209. 209. SEO interviews will be held in January and February 2010 for summer programmes
  210. 210. For the FYFT you will be invited based on the quality of your CV and cover letter
  211. 211. Summer scheme candidates will be assessed in three ways
  212. 212. Banking - Numeracy test / Business case presentation / Interview
  213. 213. Technology – Numeracy and programming aptitude tests / Group exercise / Interview
  214. 214. Corporate law – Verbal reasoning test / Commercial problem / Interview</li></ul>www.seo-london.com<br />
  215. 215. Join the SEO Family<br />For more information, including access to the online application, please visit www.seo-london.com<br />We look forward to hearing from you!<br />www.seo-london.com<br />
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