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Newstar Financial – Analyst

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews.

Position: Analyst

Number of Interviewers: 1

·         Interviewers: An junior executive, a senior executive, alum, Vice President

Types of Questions:

·         Behavioral: 80%

·         Technical: 60%

·         Case: 10%

How difficult was the interview:

·          “It was okay”: 30%

·         “Easy”: 40%

·         “Walk in the Park”: 10%

·         “Difficult”: 20%

How friendly were your interviewers:

·         Easy Going: 20%

·         Tough, but not bad: 10%

·         Friendly: 60%

·         We were total BFF!: 10%

Information Sessions:

·         None Offered

What resources did you use to prepare for this interview:

·         Vault guides: 20%

·         Company website: 80%

·         CCD Website: 40%

·         Career Connections: 50%

·         Google: 60%

·         Wikipedia: 20%

·         Alums: 10%

·         Reviewed relevant courses from my MBA program: 10%

After the interview, did you feel you had a better understanding of the position you were applying for:

·         Yes: 100%

After the interview, how interested were you in the company:

·         More interested: 90%

·         About the Same: 10%

Did you have any prior contact with people from this organization:

·         Career Fair

·         Friend

·         Alum

What questions did you ask the interviewer:

·         Industries covered by the company

·         Analyst responsibilities

·         How has the credit crisis impacted your company’s loaning strategies

·         What do you use to ensure you will get your money back in case of a default

General Comments:

·         Interviewer was more interested to learn about the courses I studied at Babson that are relevant to the job offered.  He also wanted to understand how that could add value to the company

·         It was a great interview.  The interviewer was friendly, and I could have a good conversation with him