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FULL TIME ANALYSTS
Each year the Investment Banking Division hires about twenty five college graduates in our two to three year analyst program. The openings are in our New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston Investment Banking offices. Interviews take place throughout August and September preceding your graduation year. Full-time analyst recruiting activity is driven by group needs following the outcome of our summer analyst program, our main feeder for analyst candidates.
Successful candidates exhibit strong academic performance, exceptional interpersonal skills, and superior analytical, computer, and communication skills.
The analyst position requires a minimum two-year commitment. Depending on individual performance, many analysts are invited to stay for a third year. Superior performers are often promoted to the associate level at the end of their third year.
The analyst program begins in July in New York. The program provides a five-week introduction and orientation to the firm and its capabilities. The curriculum includes coursework in accounting, communications skills, financial analysis, modeling, valuation, and Excel. The program is thorough, combining the substance of a much larger bank’s training program with the personal attention found in a seminar.
Fall 2018 Update (as of October 15, 2018) – Cowen has completed hiring for the 2019 Investment Banking Class. We are no longer accepting applications. The recruiting team is currently in the process of contacting all applicants to provide updates on the final status of their applications.
Annually, our New York, San Francisco and Houston Investment Banking offices have opportunities for about twenty college juniors as summer analysts. The positions are in the Health Care, Technology, Information & Technology Services, Consumer, Energy, Industrials, Special Situations, and Financial Sponsors corporate finance groups as well as in the M&A, Equity, and Capital Markets product groups.
The firm values individuals who are demonstrated team players and can interact with all levels of the organization. Successful candidates will exhibit a common sense approach to problem solving and a strong desire to learn, in addition to showing initiative, integrity, and creativity.
All of our summer hires spend ten weeks with us, starting in early June with a week long training program in New York. Weekly lunches with senior leaders throughout Cowen, a successful mentor program, and day-to-day opportunities to do “real” work and contribute to the teams’ successes distinguish our program from those at other firms.
Fall 2018 Update (as of October 15, 2018) – Cowen has completed hiring for the 2019 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Class. We are no longer accepting applications. The recruiting team is currently in the process of contacting all applicants to provide updates on the final status of their applications.