BAML Investment Banking Spring Internship Final Round Interview

by Mai Le | Jul 31, 2017

*** Report on Bank of America Merrill Lynch interview questions and detailed answers from a Cover Letter Library member’s experiences. This is based on Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Corporate and Investment Banking final interview for Spring Internship position in London in 2016. There may be some variations depending on the offices or other new updates to the recruitment practice – so please use this for reference / preparation purposes only ***

Some first bits on the logistics

 

 

 

 

    • What’s the formal title of the position you interviewed for?
      Spring Insight Week

 

    • How were you informed of this interview?
      HR emailed

 

    • Were you able to choose the time slot yourself?
      Yes

 

    • And this interview was therefore…
      In the afternoon

 

 

 

Let’s talk about this final round interview in some details

 

 

 

 

    • Were there any personal / CV-based questions? If yes, what were they?
      No but I references my CV in these questions.

 

    • Were there any competencies questions? If yes, what were they?
      Yes; your basic skills: tell me about a time when you have demonstrated: leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, handling different types of people to achieve a goal

 

    • Were there any technical questions? If yes, what were they?
      No, apart from what has interested you in the news.

 

    • Any other weird questions we haven’t covered?
      Why BAML and what you can do for us?

 

    • What was the most difficult / unusual question among these? How did you deal with it?
      The questions were all simple, but I guess that was the hard bit. Being all simple questions, you had to find ways of making sure your answers were not simple and showed you had potential. I did this by constantly drawing up examples to back up what I said.

 

    • What was the most unexpected thing about this final round interview ?
      That there was only a telephone interview, and no technical questions at all!

 

    • Did you progress to the next stage?
      Yes

 

    • How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about this outcome?
      One weel

 

    • Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?
      Phone

 

 

 

  • Before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates ace this final round interview at Bank of America Merrill Lynch?
    Even if others say that there will not be technical questions, prepare anyway because there is no harm and you can prove you know your stuff.

 

 

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Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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