Vienna Snapshot: Career lunch on investment banking

Dec. 7, 2015

Vienna Snapshot: Career lunch on investment banking
Christian Schmiderer spoke with Webster Vienna students about investment banking.

Webster Vienna welcomed Christian Schmiderer, former managing director at J.P. Morgan, to campus for a Dec. 2 career lunch with students about what it's like to work in investment banking.

Christian Schmiderer shared many insights of his 21 years of extensive investment banking experience with our students. After a general overview on investment banking itself, he introduced Webster students to J.P. Morgan, a global leader delivering strategic advice and solutions, including capital raising, risk management, and trade finance services to corporations, institutions and governments.

The students heard about myths and facts in investment banking, different career paths in banking in general and the benefits and drawbacks -- such as a 100-hour week -- of working in investment banking in particular.

Schmiderer gave a clear understanding on the company´s principles and culture, its requirements, recruitment procedures and career ladder. He answered all of our student's questions honestly and precisely and encouraged interested students to apply for an internship. 

See photos of the event at the Palais Wenkheim in this Flickr album.

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