Placement and duration

Summer analysts hired in New York are given general offers, then placed into one of the industry coverage groups or into Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Opportunities are also available in our regional offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, San Francisco and Toronto. During the 10-week program, Summer Analysts experience the culture and atmosphere of Morgan Stanley by taking on responsibilities of a Full Time Analyst, working on a variety of corporate transactions and making meaningful contributions to the delivery of projects.

Training program

After five days of intensive training in New York, Summer Analysts spend the program within a specific group, building a strong foundation in the basic skills of financial analysis, accounting and valuation, and working on a wide range of transactions. Summer Analysts receive continuing on-the-job training throughout the program and benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on meaningful projects. For example, they might accompany clients on a road show for a headline-making equity offering, participate in the execution of an M&A transaction, or analyze financial information in preparation for making a strategic recommendation to a top client. In addition, Summer Analysts have many opportunities to network with peers, mentors and senior managers through team-building sessions and other organized events.

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Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of a Summer Analyst vary by department, but may include:

  • Analyzing detailed corporate and financial information.
  • Creating statistical exhibits that analyze comparative financial performance.
  • Building models to illustrate projected financial results and value to companies.
  • Developing marketing memoranda and delivering sections of research presentations.
  • Participating in the execution of financings and M&A transactions.
  • Acting as the liaison for the team and other parts of the Firm.

Qualifications/ Skills/ Requirements

  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree (junior) with a graduation date between December 2019 and June 2020.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • You have basic knowledge of and a keen interest in finance.
  • You are analytical, adaptive, possess a strong work ethic, are a leader yet team player, as well as a multi-tasker.
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills.