ibRecruit’s mission is to create pathways to careers in the financial industry for college students from diverse backgrounds and to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial industry. ibRecruit seeks to achieve this mission through training and mentoring talented women and individuals from other classes that are underrepresented in the financial industry, thereby preparing them to succeed in the recruiting process and beyond.
It’s no easy trek - each year investment banks and other financial services companies receive thousands of internship applications for (maybe) a few dozen internship openings. And the overwhelming majority of those applicants are non-diverse candidates. While underrepresented demographics might be seen as a limiting factor, it presents an opportunity for you to break through as the underrepresented applicant to get the internship you want.
What’s worse, almost all of those firms have certain unspoken, sky-high admissions requirements. Without attending one of the company’s “core schools”, it is possible that most candidates’ resumes won’t be reviewed in the hiring process.
Too many smart, capable candidates are overlooked too often. This saps potential talent and diversity from industry. Rather than becoming the more vibrant, equitable, inclusive sector it’s capable of becoming, this hiring approach leaves the financial services industry an overly-homogenized community.
This is where ibRecruit comes in. We are a pro bono entity comprised of an advisory board made up of senior and junior mentors who work in the financial services industry and want to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry by helping facilitate more underrepresented individuals to gain entry into finance. Our team is committed to helping diverse candidates through the entire recruiting process.
Applications are now closed for the graduating classes of 2024 and 2025. We plan to begin reviewing applications for the graduating class of 2026 on 2/1/2023 on a rolling basis. Please note that we will only review applications that include an updated resume in PDF sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.