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I am excited to say that I’ve finished work on my book, How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job + Website (Wiley Finance) which will be released on April 1, 2013. It was a lot of work but I hope many of you find it useful for the investment banking recruiting process. Basically, the book is an extension of this site covering in greater detail information about investment banking and lifestyle, recruiting and interviewing and the technical stuff that you need to know, including an overview of accounting, finance, financial statement analysis, valuation, modeling, M&A and LBOs.

I’ve also recently launched a website called igokids. This has nothing to do with finance or investment banking but it is my full-time gig so feel free to check it out. igokids is local search and discovery site for everything kid related in New York City (in a nutshell, “Yelp for parents”). I’m proud to say that I developed it from scratch myself, being a totally self-taught programmer. See all the exit opportunities that investment banking can lead to?

I also want to remind you about my financial modeling self study program, which costs only $49. You can learn how to build a financial model in the comfort of your own home or office. Knowing how to build an integrated cash flow model will definitely help you in your interviews plus it is a great way to prep for those dreaded technical interview questions. Click to view more information about the financial modeling self study program.

As always, I look forward to your comments/suggestions/questions and emails (andrew [at] ibankingfaq.com).

How to be an Investment Banker

Random FAQ: How important is it to have done a banking internship?

In this job market, an internship is almost mandatory.  Having done an internship in banking (either over the summer or during the school year) shows (a) that you are serious about banking and (b) that you have a good idea of what you are getting into.  Being able to demonstrate both A and B because of an internship will go along way in helping you differentiate yourself during the interview process.

For MBA students (who were not Analysts pre-business school), a summer banking internship is extremely important when it comes time for full-time recruiting.  Interviewers will tend to question how serious is your interest in banking if you did your internship in another industry.

View more frequently asked questions about: Recruiting and Job Search.