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Investment Banking Analyst


As a Baird Analyst, you’ll learn directly from industry leaders, build exceptional transaction experience, and interact with world-class companies and high-caliber management teams.

At Baird, our middle-market focus means direct access to high-quality, high-growth clients. Our lean transaction teams enable strong relationships among junior and senior bankers. You will begin your professional experience with an intensive, four-week training program and continue with experiential, real-life learning opportunities that will fuel your entire career.

“Our culture is unique in that we really help each other to achieve the best outcome for the client, and I think it’s unique that Baird really propels you to grow within the team and within the company. The best thing about my job is that no day is the same as the previous day, and you can never know what to expect coming into the office every day.

Baird is the best place to be for somebody who wants to work on a team, be focused on clients, and really enjoy that teamwork. I think in an industry that is so competitive, having a team-focused environment is very unique. At Baird, the junior team gets incredible access to senior management and managing directors, and that is really how you learn and grow into the next step. The types of tasks and projects that the junior team get to work on is way beyond what you would see at some other firms.”

Vice President, Investment Banking 

Envision What You Will Do as an Investment Banking Analyst:

  • Develop company valuations and financial models
  • Conduct industry and company research and analysis
  • Create marketing materials, including roadshow presentations and pitch books
  • Collaborate with client management teams throughout marketing and diligence

Learn What You Can Expect:

  • An impactful, integral role on your team, early in your career
  • High-quality, value-added work—not administrative or support tasks
  • A wide variety of industry and transaction experience, working across teams and subsectors
  • Deliberate, thoughtful balance between personal life and a high-powered career
  • A network of internal and external contacts that will be invaluable throughout your career
  • Opportunity to become a Baird Scholar—if you qualify, we’ll pay for your MBA
  • A relaxed office atmosphere where you can dress for your day

Campus Programs

Our undergraduate summer internship program recruiting timeline focuses on current sophomores to join us the summer following their junior year. We have a variety of locations with the majority of opportunities in Chicago and Milwaukee. We open applications in January/February and typically fill roles by March.

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