An abundance of intensive training programs help employees gain skills, certifications, and contacts in areas like asset management and global markets. Liberal arts majors have their own specially designed boot camp to get up to speed.
Then there's the pay. On average, employees at the corporate and investment bank division reportedly earned more than $200,000 last year.What they're looking for: For starters, candidates should have a strong interest in finance, be good with numbers, and be ready to log long hours.
Those with "an appetite for learning, a desire to make a real difference, and a strong team ethic will be successful," says James Bland, who oversees global recruitment.
Candidates can only apply to one of its business areas, which range from investment banking to quantitative research. --L.G.
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