Harris Williams provides Analysts and Associates with the means to develop their skills in business communication, strategic thinking, modeling, and client-facing work in collaboration with the firm’s leadership.
From pitching the business to sealing the deal, Analysts are highly trained and valued members of every Harris Williams team. Working closely with Associates through Managing Directors, clients, and prospective buyers, analysts help pitch the business, prepare the company for market, market the deal, and close the deal. The Analyst program is a 2- to 3-year program in the U.S. (program length varies in Europe) with progressive, staged training to learn skills critical to being an active member of the team.
Each summer, new Analysts from our worldwide offices convene in Richmond for an intensive training program designed to integrate our new colleagues into our culture, provide thorough knowledge of the firm’s practices, and prepare our Analysts for the robust deal work ahead. Our rigorous training program is just the beginning of an extensive learning experience at Harris Williams.
As an analyst you will:
- Actively contribute to each phase of the deal process with a high level of responsibility on transaction teams
- Develop valuation models and analysis
- Research private and public companies
- Assist in writing and preparing presentation materials
- Actively participate in non-transactional committee work
Eligible candidates should be working towards or already possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher as a prerequisite. No specific academic major is required, however basic knowledge of finance and accounting is desired. The completion of our Analyst program is the start of new opportunities, whether Analysts transition into the Associate role or move on to a new company. Our active outplacement program helps place our Analyst professionals in the U.S. in some of the most competitive and sought-after jobs in the industry.
Harris Williams Boot Camp:
The Harris Williams Boot Camp is an intensive two-week training and working session based out of our Richmond, VA headquarters, designed for rising seniors to simulate the fast-paced and demanding environment in which a full-time Analyst is expected to perform. Participants will experience a deep dive into the sell-side process, complete with detailed instruction, opportunities to apply learning through assignments, and exposure to deal-related work and meetings. Recruiting begins in early September and runs through the end of October.
Summer Analyst Program:
Our Summer Analyst program is a 10-week investment banking internship for rising seniors in Harris Williams' Boston, Minneapolis, and San Francisco offices. Summer Analysts are given broad exposure to the full M&A deal process during their time with the firm. Work on live transactions forms the foundation of the internship program, and by the end of the 10 weeks, our Summer Analysts will have firsthand perspective of the role of the Analyst and a solid base of deal skills to build from. Recruiting begins in August and runs through October.
Associates play one of the most critical roles in the deal. As an Associate, you will serve as an integral member of the deal team throughout the transaction process, learning directly through close interaction with your peers and many of the best senior professionals in the business. Our apprenticeship model ensures that you will be guided by Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managing Directors as you develop your transaction skills. Harris Williams' Associates gain invaluable experience more quickly than is common for your peers at other firms. The firm's Associates are typically engaged on two or three live transactions at a time.
As an Associate, you will:
- Work with and learn from the best of the best
- Actively contribute to every phase of the deal process, with a high level of responsibility on the transaction team
- Gain exposure to tremendous deal flow
- Benefit from the stability of our platform as you grow professionally
Summer Associate Program:
Our Summer Associate program is a 10-week investment banking internship in the U.S. for rising second-year MBA students. Summer Associates are given broad exposure to the full M&A deal process during their time with the firm. Work on live transactions forms the foundation of the internship program, and by the end of the 10 weeks, our Summer Associates will have firsthand perspective of the role of the Associate and a solid base of deal skills to build from. Recruiting begins in early January and runs through the end of February.
Women's Leadership Summit
Harris Williams’ Women’s Leadership Summit is a one day summit held in the firm’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia and includes a full day of events with special guest speakers, a panel discussion, skill-building workshops, interactive case study, and networking opportunities.
The Summit provides a unique opportunity for young women to engage with professionals at all levels, prepare for the recruitment process with financial firms, as well as help build a foundation for a successful career in the industry. Participants will learn about Harris Williams' history and culture and be given an overview of the financial industry.
Current sophomore students pursuing a BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university and first year students pursuing a Master in Business Administration degree are welcome to apply. For more information, please contact us.