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Investment Banking Associate


As a Baird Associate, you’ll serve as a central contributor on every transaction. Through ongoing client interaction, lean teams with extensive junior-senior collaboration, and best-in-class deals, you’ll develop critical skills and expertise. Leveraging these experiences, you’ll discover your ideal career path and obtain the tools to pursue it.

At Baird, our Associates play a critical role in ensuring successful outcomes for our clients. Associate recruits carry a reputation for excellence that mirrors that of our firm. The associate program begins with four weeks of intensive training and continues with work experience that’s adapted to build upon your individual career interests and goals.

“The access to senior bankers, the support and training, the dedication to all employees and a true respect for work life balance is the reason Baird is consistently ranked a top company to work for.  The Baird culture extends to our clients which has allowed us to grow to the global company we are today.  We strive to achieve the best outcome, which only a company with our decades of experience can do. The knowledge I have gained, the relationships I have made with coworkers and clients and the career path Baird has provided, has given me the opportunity to excel in a job that I love with people invested in my success.”

Investment Banking Associate

Envision What You Will Do as an Investment Banking Associate:

  • Manage the preparation of company valuations and financial models
  • Oversee the development of marketing materials, including roadshow presentations and pitch books
  • Directly collaborate with client management teams and third parties throughout marketing and diligence
  • Guide interactions among corporate clients, private equity firms, and third-party deal participants

Learn What You Can Expect:

  • A pivotal, high-touch role on very transaction team
  • Rich work experience tailored to your individual career interests
  • A wide variety of industry and transaction experience, working across teams and sub-sectors
  • 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
  • Mentoring, training, and guidance that open the door to the next phase of your trajectory
  • A relaxed office atmosphere where you can dress for your day

Campus Programs

Our MBA summer internship program recruiting timeline focuses on first-year MBA students to join us the summer following their first year. We have a variety of locations with the majority of opportunities in Chicago and Milwaukee. We open applications in September and typically fill roles by January.

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