Expert Investment Banking Coach: Land Your Dream Internship or FT Job Offer
Studied at The Wharton School (UPenn)
Worked at Centerbridge Partners
Available tomorrow at 2:00 PM UTC
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Jesse's Coaching Offerings
Custom hourly coaching · $200/hour
Get help with Technical Interview Prep, Networking Strategy, and .
Jesse's Investment Banking Qualifications
Experience level: Analyst
20+ people coached for Investment Banking
As someone who has successfully navigated the highly competitive investment banking recruitment process and secured multiple internship and full-time offers, I have developed a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in this field. Through my experience, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of the key components of the recruitment process, including crafting a standout resume and cover letter, networking effectively, and acing interviews. In addition to my personal experience, I have also helped numerous undergraduates secure investment banking internships and full-time offers through coaching and mentorship. I have a strong track record of guiding students through the recruitment process, providing tailored feedback on their resumes and cover letters, conducting mock interviews, and sharing insights on how to stand out in a competitive field. With my combination of personal experience and success, along with my ability to help others achieve their goals, I am confident in my ability to provide valuable coaching and support to those looking to pursue a career in investment banking.
Jesse can help with:
Technical Interview Prep
Behavioral Interview Prep
Hello! My name is Jesse Hunsicker, and I am an incoming full-time MBA student at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with 6 years of experience in investment banking at Lazard and private equity at Centerbridge Partners. As someone who has been through the competitive and complex processes of finance recruitment, I'm committed to helping others navigate them by offering advice and support. Additionally, I've gone through the business school application process myself and can help craft a compelling application that highlights your strengths and experiences. I'm passionate about mentorship and giving back, and in my free time, I enjoy golfing, playing basketball, and spending time with my dog, Brodie. Outside of work and academics, I'm an active volunteer and support various causes and organizations. Thank you for reading my profile, and I look forward to connecting with you to help you achieve your goals!
Why do I coach?
I coach because I'm passionate about helping others achieve their goals and unlock their full potential. Throughout my athletic, academic, and professional careers, I've had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented mentors and coaches who have helped me develop my skills, build my confidence, and navigate challenging situations. These mentors have had a profound impact on my life, and I'm grateful for their guidance and support. I understand firsthand how difficult it can be to face obstacles and make progress towards your goals, which is why I'm committed to offering support and guidance to my clients. I want to be a coach to provide a positive impact on someone else's life who is in a similar position to me. Whether you're looking to develop your leadership skills, transition to a new career, or overcome a particular challenge, coaching can provide you with the tools and strategies you need to succeed. As a coach, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space where my clients can explore their goals, identify their strengths and opportunities for growth, and develop a plan to achieve their objectives. Ultimately, coaching is about helping people discover their unique strengths and abilities, and empowering them to use those qualities to achieve their dreams. I'm excited to work with individuals who are ready to take the next step in their personal and professional development, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey!
July 2019 - March 2023
As a Private Equity Senior Associate in the Technology Group at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., I have gained extensive experience in transaction execution and portfolio company management. Centerbridge is a private investment firm with approximately $34 billion in capital under management, focused on private equity, credit, and real estate. My responsibilities have included leading commercial and financial due diligence, as well as working closely with portfolio company management teams to drive operational improvement and growth. Some of my notable transaction and portfolio company experience includes my role in the acquisition and subsequent sale of Precisely (formerly known as Syncsort), a leading provider of data integrity software. Additionally, I spearheaded the acquisition of AHEAD, a leading cloud and data center solutions provider to Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the simultaneous acquisitions of RoundTower and Kovarus. Overall, I have played an integral role in driving value creation for Centerbridge and its portfolio companies.
Investment Banking Analyst
June 2017 - June 2019
As an Investment Banking Analyst in the Telecommunications, Media & Technology Group at Lazard Ltd, a publicly traded financial advisory and asset management firm, I gained valuable experience in financial analysis and advisory services. Lazard operates in 41 cities across 26 countries globally, providing a truly global perspective on financial services. One of my key accomplishments during my time at Lazard was leading the first-year analyst recruiting, training, and mentoring efforts within the TMT group, resulting in a 100% two-year retention rate for the cohort. Additionally, I developed standardized work templates during my free time, which significantly improved efficiency and are still widely used by Lazard and other prominent Wall Street institutions. In my role, I advised CBS on its $48 billion merger with Viacom, a transaction that created one of the most important content producers and providers globally. Overall, my time at Lazard provided me with a strong foundation in financial analysis and transaction execution, as well as leadership and mentorship skills.
The Wharton School (UPenn)
2023 - 2025
I am excited to begin my full-time MBA program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania this August. As a student at Wharton, I will be able to hone my skills in business and management, gain a deeper understanding of finance, and develop the analytical and leadership skills needed to succeed in today's competitive business environment. I am eager to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available at Wharton, including its renowned faculty, innovative curriculum, and global network of alumni. My studies at Wharton will provide me with the knowledge and tools necessary to make a positive impact in my future career.
McIntire School of Commerce - University of Virginia
2013 - 2017
I earned my degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, where I pursued a major in Commerce with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Mathematics. I was honored to graduate with Distinction, which is the highest graduating honor bestowed upon students at the University of Virginia. Additionally, I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society that recognizes the top 10% of graduating students at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce. My academic background has provided me with a solid understanding of finance and mathematics, which has been instrumental in my career in investment banking and private equity.