University and Business School Programs

The Lazard experience is distinctly different from other firms. Our Analyst and Associate classes are relatively small, so our new recruits work in a collaborative environment alongside our most senior people.  You will be highly visible, which affords you the opportunity to show what you can do. We will challenge you to be your best, because we view you as a future leader of the firm. For the right kind of person, the opportunities at Lazard are endless. 

By Business

Financial Advisory

At Lazard, Analysts and Associates are critical members of lean deal teams. As of day one, you will work with iconic senior bankers and clients on the most important, complex and transformational financial transactions. 

 

Lazard recruits from all academic disciplines. You will find recent business and economic school graduates alongside classicists, mathematicians, scientists and linguists. You will also find athletes, class presidents, musicians and military veterans. Our common bonds are:
 

  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills
  • Outstanding intellect
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Energy and commitment
  • Commercial and creative talent

 

Please refer to our "By Geography" section for detailed descriptions of opportunities in specific cities and countries around the world.

Asset Management

Our internships will provide you with first-hand experience in the investment world, with a blend of both practical and theoretical knowledge.  You will be mentored by some of the best investment professionals in the industry within a growing firm with strong global presence.
 

Our culture cultivates and rewards intellectual rigor, decisiveness and conviction. We look for undergraduates and graduates who demonstrate a passion for investing and client servicing. The inherent qualifications we look for are:
 

  • Ability & desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional analytical & communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Independent & original thinker
  • Global perspective

 

Corporate Services

Opportunities may be available for work in our Corporate support functions, which include Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources and Administrative professionals.

 

By Geography

North America
Financial Advisory MBA Programs

Overview


Lazard is a special place where substance matters. As a global advisory firm, we compete on intellectual capital, not physical or financial capital. 

 

Our Financial Advisory business deals with our clients' most complex and challenging problems. You will work alongside the industry's most accomplished practitioners and have a chance to affect the outcome of the most complex and transformational deals in the marketplace. 

 

Lazard offers Associates and Summer Associates an unparalleled opportunity to work as part of small deal teams, providing meaningful exposure to senior bankers and client representatives. You will learn by apprenticeship and osmosis, not by a text book. Lazard's Financial Advisory MBA programs may include:

 

  • General financial and strategic advice
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Special committee assignments
  • Takeover defenses
  • Strategic partnerships/joint ventures
  • Raising capital for private equity funds
  • Capital markets alternatives
     

Group placement varies by location and may include generalist exposure to or direct placement in any of the following groups:

 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions Group
  • General Banking (Consumer, Retail, Industrials, Financial Sponsors)
  • Healthcare
  • Power/Energy/Infrastructure
  • Restructuring
  • Telecom/Media/Technology

 

 


Associate Program

 

Associates typically join Lazard after earning an MBA or other advanced degree, or after working several years as an Analyst.
 

Lazard typically hires 15-20 first-year Associates per class year.  For more information about the various opportunities by location please click here .
 

Training

Lazard believes that the best learning happens on the job under the tutelage of master practitioners. To accelerate the learning process, new Associates participate in a two-week training program in New York City focused on valuation and Series 79 preparation. Our apprenticeship model is supplemented with on-going technical, legal and soft skills training which is provided through Lazard's Professional Development Program. 
 

Role & Responsibilities


Day-to-day activities of an Associate include: financial analysis and modeling, creating and preparing client presentations, interacting with clients, managing transaction processes and providing guidance to Analysts, among other activities.

 

How to Apply


Please check with your career services office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university. Although we do not visit every business school, we encourage all candidates to apply by clicking on the Apply Now button.  No phone calls please.
 

Associate applications for the Class of 2014 are due by September 15th.  


We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications and business need.

 

 


 

Summer Associate Program

 

Our Summer Associates Program offers students in their penultimate year of MBA/law/graduate school an opportunity to experience the Lazard environment for 10 weeks.
 

Summer Associates will receive both a junior mentor (within their group) and a senior mentor (outside of their group). Additionally, the Summer Associate class will have a dedicated staffer to oversee each individual experience. Summer Associates are invited to participate in various social and networking events with bankers across the Firm.
 

Lazard typically hires 15-20 Summer Associates per class year. Our Summer Associate program is the main pipeline for our Associate Program. Successful Summer Associates will receive full-time offers to join the firm upon graduation.  For more information about the various opportunities by location please click here.

 

Training


Summer Associates participate in a one-week intensive and comprehensive training program in New York City.
 

Role & Responsibilities

Day-to-day activities of Summer Associates are dependent on their prior experiences and abilities, and include: financial analysis and modeling, the creation and preparation of client presentations, and interaction with clients, among other tasks.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of prior work experience, preferably in financial services
  • Currently matriculated at an MBA or other graduate program and within one/two years of graduation
  • Top academic performer who is comfortable in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise
  • Strong quantitative background
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Team player

 

How to Apply


Please check with your career services office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university. Although we do not visit every business school, we encourage all candidates to apply by clicking on the Apply Now button. No phone calls please.
  

Summer Associate applications for the Class of 2014 are due by December 31st.
 

We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications and business need.
 

Financial Advisory Undergraduate Programs

Overview


Lazard offers a unique experience for our new Full-Time and Summer Analysts.  We are in the business of providing advice and therefore, our people are our greatest asset.  Small deal teams of four or five individuals allow for increased accountability, responsibility and visibility, and direct interaction with senior bankers at the Firm.  Analysts are fully engaged in all aspects of a transaction, and are placed in front of clients from the start.  Lazard may not be for everyone, but for the right candidate, it is the only place to start your career.

 

Lazard recruits on campus at top undergraduate universities across the United States. Interview dates and campus events can be found through your career services office.  Please be sure to apply online via your university in addition to filling out an online application, below. If we do not recruit at your school, please use the Apply Now button.

 

 

 

Full-Time Analyst Program

 

Analysts are hired during the early fall of their Senior year into a two year program, which starts upon graduation with a rigorous six week training regimen.  Analysts are placed into industry/product groups, where they spend two years building the skills of a top investment banker. Outstanding performers may be given the opportunity early on to receive a direct promotion to Associate upon completion of the two years. For more information about the various opportunities by location please click here

 

Qualifications

 

Lazard hires exceptional undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and degrees, from business and finance to liberal arts and humanities.  The ideal candidate is a top academic performer, a leader on campus, and has a passion for investment banking.  Candidates should have strong analytical skills, along with impressive written and verbal communication abilities.

 

How to Apply

 

Please check with your career office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university. Although we do not visit every school, we encourage all candidates to apply by clicking on the Apply Now button. No phone calls please.

 

Analyst applications for the Class of 2014 are due by September 15th.

 

We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications and business need.

 

 

 

Summer Analyst Program

 

Interns are hired during the spring of their Junior year for internships beginning in late May with an intense week-long training program.  For eight weeks, Summer Analysts work with industry/product groups where they gain extensive exposure to a career in investment banking.  Successful Summer Analysts are extended full-time offers to join the Firm as Analysts upon graduation.  For more information about the various opportunities by location please click here.

 

Qualifications

 

Lazard hires exceptional undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and degrees, from business and finance to liberal arts and humanities.  The ideal candidate is a top academic performer, a leader on campus, and has a passion for investment banking.  Candidates should have strong analytical skills, along with impressive written and verbal communication abilities.

 

How to Apply

 

Please check with your career office to learn about on-campus recruiting presentations, resume drops and interview dates at your university. Although we do not visit every school, we encourage all candidates to apply by clicking on the Apply Now button.  No phone calls please.

 

Summer Analyst applications for the Class of 2014 are due by December 15th.

 

We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications and business need.

Europe
London Financial Advisory Analyst and Internship Programs

Overview

 

Our London office offers a unique and organised experience for our new Analysts and Summer Interns.  We are in the business of providing advice and therefore, our people are our greatest asset.  Small deal teams allow for increased accountability, responsibility and visibility, and direct interaction with senior bankers and clients.  Analysts are fully engaged in all aspects of the transaction process, and are placed in front of clients from the start.

 

Applications for full-time Analyst or summer Internships in the London office will be open from the beginning of August 2014.

 

- Recruitment Process Stage by Stage Guide

 

- Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Analyst Program

 

Analysts must possess a passion for business and a genuine interest in the investment banking sector, particularly mergers and acquisitions. Analysts support transaction teams by performing financial and statistical analyses, conducting research, preparing client presentations and assisting in due diligence efforts. 

 

Unlike many of our competitors, Lazard's unique structure provides Analysts with exposure to senior bankers and client representatives from the start.

 

Day-to-day activities:

 

  • Financial analysis and modeling
  • Company and industry sector research
  • Creating and preparing client presentations
  • Interacting with clients, managing deal processes

 

Qualifications/skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Knowledge of financial statements and valuation methodologies
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

 

The deadline for Analyst applications for the Class of 2015 will be 3rd November 2014.

 

Training and Development

 

Our clients expect a lot from us, so we ask a lot of our teams. New Analysts will attend an extensive four-week training program which will provide them with a sound understanding of the technical and business aspects of their role.  Colleagues from across Europe participate in this program which includes master classes led by practicing bankers.  On-the-job coaching by team colleagues in also provided.

 

As your career progresses, you will discuss your training and development needs with your managers semi-annually as part of the firm's performance management process. As part of your ongoing development, you will attend technical and business skills programs on a regular basis, alongside other European colleagues.

 

In addition to development programs, Analysts will be expected to keep up-to-date with regulatory and market developments and learn from more experienced team members on each assignment.

  

 

Summer Internship Program

 

Our 10-week Summer Internship program commences in late June and is open to undergraduates or postgraduates in their penultimate year of study.

 

An internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature and culture of our business and the Analyst role. Specifically our aim for your internship with Lazard is for you to:

 

  • Receive first hand, in-depth knowledge of the business;
  • Gain practical experience of the type of work you would complete as an Analyst;
  • Experience Lazard's culture and working style;
  • Network with bankers of all levels of experience.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

 

The deadline for Summer Internship applications for the Class of 2015 will be 17th November 2014.

 

We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications and business need.

 

How to Apply

 

Please note that fluency in English is a requirement for both full-time Analyst positions and Summer Internships.

 

1st August 2014 - Application system for Analyst and Intern applications open
3rd November 2014 (5pm London time) - Deadline for all Analyst applications
17th November 2014 (5pm London time) - Deadline for all Summer Internship applications

 

Please use the Apply Now button to apply.

 

Campus Events

 

Each year Lazard visits leading universities and business schools throughout Europe. Our hiring is done regionally, therefore opportunities and training and development vary by location.

 

2014 Events

Location Event Date / Time Venue
London

Lazard Presentation*




Women in Banking*




Lazard Presentation (potential Analyst candidates)*


Lazard Presentation (potential Intern candidates)*

21st May 18:30-20:30




24th Sept 18:30-20:30




8th Oct 18:30-20:30





22nd Oct; 18:30-20:30

TBC




TBC




TBC





TBC

Cambridge University

Banking Finance Fair

 

Lazard Presentation*

16th Oct; 13:00-18:00

 

28th Oct; 18:00-19:30

The University Centre

 

TBC

Oxford University

Lazard Presentation*

 

Investment & Investment Banking Fair

29th Oct; 18:00-19:30

 

24th Oct TBC

TBC

 

Oxford Town Hall

 

 

*If wish to attend a Lazard presentation event please email graduate.london@lazard.com, attaching a copy of your CV, and answering the below questions in the body of the email (max. 250 words):
 - why do you want to attend the event?
 - what do you think you will gain from attending the event?
 - why should you be allocated a place at the event?
Please also ensure you clearly state the event name, date & location in the subject heading of the email.

Paris Analyst and Internship Programs

Financial Advisory Analyst Program 

 

Unlike many of our competitors, Lazard's unique structure provides Analysts with exposure to senior bankers and client representatives. You will be assigned to different specialist or generalist teams.

  

Day-to-day activities: 

 

  • Financial analysis and modeling
  • Creating and preparing client presentations
  • Interacting with clients, managing deal processes

 

Qualifications/skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Knowledge of financial statements and valuation techniques
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

 

Training and Development

 

Our clients expect a lot from us, so we ask a lot of our teams. New Analysts will have the opportunity to attend an extensive four week training program which will provide them with a sound understanding of the technical aspects of their role.

 

This program is attended by new colleagues from across Europe and includes:

  

  • Carefully designed residential courses
  • Master classes led by practicing bankers
  • On-the-job coaching by team colleagues

 

As your career progresses, twice a year you will discuss your training and development needs with your managers as part of the firm's performance appraisal process. As part of your ongoing development, you will attend technical and business skills programs on a regular basis, alongside other European colleagues.

 

In addition to courses, Analysts will be expected to keep up-to-date with regulatory and market developments and to take every opportunity to learn from more experienced team members on each assignment.

 

  

Financial Advisory Internship Program 

 

Six-month internships are available throughout the year to undergraduates in Paris.

 

An internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature and culture of our business. It will allow you to experience the Analyst role while observing colleagues operating at every level in our business.

 

The internship program has been designed to incorporate as many aspects of the role of an Analyst as possible.  Specifically our aim for your internship with Lazard is for you to: 

 

  • Receive first hand, in-depth knowledge of the business;
  • Gain practical experience of the type of work you would complete as an Analyst;
  • Experience Lazard's culture and working style;
  • Network with bankers of all levels of experience.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

   

Campus Events

  

Each year Lazard visits leading universities and business schools throughout Europe. Our hiring is done regionally, therefore opportunities and training and development vary by location.  

 

Forums 2013

School Date Time Venue
ESCP Europe

 8th October 2013

10:30am-6:00pm

79, avenue de la République, Paris 11ème

ESSEC

10th October 2013

9:00am-5:00pm

Avenue Bernard
Hirsch, Cergy-Pontoise (95)

HEC

16th October 2013

9:30am-5:30pm

1 rue de la Libération, Jouy-en-Josas (78)

Polytechnique

24th October 2013

9:00am-5:30pm

 Route de Saclay, Palaiseau (91)

Trium (Mines, Ponts, ENSTA, ENSAE)

6th November 2013

9:00am-6:00pm

Paris Expo

Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 6

Sciences Po.

8th November 2013

10:00am-6:00pm

Maison de la Chimie

28 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris 7ème

Centrale Supélec

19th November 2013

9:00am-5:00pm

Palais des Congrès

2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris 17ème

 

How to Apply

 

Please note that for both full-time graduate positions and internships, you need to be fluent in English and French.

 

Please please use the Apply Now button to send your CV and cover letter specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply. 

 

 

Asset Management Internship Program

 

You will be provided with first-hand experience in the investment world.  You will be mentored by some of the best investment professionals in the industry within a growing firm with strong global presence.

 

Our culture cultivates and rewards intellectual rigor, decisiveness and conviction. We look for graduates and undergraduates who demonstrate a passion for investing and client servicing. The inherent qualifications we look for are: 

 

  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional analytical & communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Global perspective

 

How to Apply

 

Please please use the Apply Now button to send your CV and cover letter specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply. 

 

 

Corporate Internship Program

 

Opportunities may be available in our Corporate support functions, which include Information Technology, Finance and Accounting, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources and Administrative.

 

How to Apply

 

Please please use the Apply Now button to send your CV and cover letter specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply. 

Amsterdam, Benelux, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm,
and Zurich Financial Advisory Analyst and Internship Programs

Analyst Programs

 

Unlike many of our competitors, Lazard's unique structure provides Analysts with exposure to senior bankers and client representatives. You will be assigned to different specialist or generalist teams.

 

Day-to-day activities:

 

  • Financial analysis and modeling
  • Creating and preparing client presentations
  • Interacting with clients, managing deal processes

 

Qualifications/skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

 

Training and Development

 

Our clients expect a lot from us, so we ask a lot of our teams. New Analysts will have the opportunity to attend an extensive four week training program which will provide them with a sound understanding of the technical aspects of their role.

 

This program is attended by new colleagues from across Europe and includes:

 

Carefully designed residential courses

 

  • Master classes led by practicing bankers
  • On-the-job coaching by team colleagues

 

As your career progresses, twice a year you will discuss your training and development needs with your managers as part of the firm's performance appraisal process. As part of your ongoing development, you will attend technical and business skills programs on a regular basis, alongside other European colleagues.

 

In addition to courses, Analysts will be expected to keep up-to-date with regulatory and market developments and to take every opportunity to learn from more experienced team members on each assignment.

 

 

Internship Programs

 

Amsterdam, Benelux, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, and Zurich offer three or six month internships to undergraduates throughout the year.

 

An internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature and culture of our business. It will allow you to experience the Analyst role while observing colleagues operating at every level in our business.

 

The internship program has been designed to incorporate as many aspects of the role of an Analyst as possible. Specifically our aim for your internship with Lazard is for you to:

 

  • Receive first hand, in-depth knowledge of the business;
  • Gain practical experience of the type of work you would complete as an Analyst;
  • Experience Lazard's culture and working style;
  • Network with bankers of all levels of experience.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

 

  • Excellent academic track record
  • Good understanding of the banking environment
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Global perspective
  • Independent and original thinker
  • Self-discipline and self-motivation
  • Strong presence, including maturity and self-confidence

 

Events 2014 in Germany

University Event Date Venue
WHU PE Conference 2014 M&A Workshop + Interviews 28th March WHU Campus

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Dinner / M&A Workshop / Interviews

8th / 9th May

Restaurant / Lazard Offices Frankfurt
HHL M&A Workshop / Interviews
Get-Together
30th September HHL Campus

University of St. Gallen

HSG Banking Days
M&A Workshop / Interviews

one day between
6th - 17th October - tbd
Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

 

Dinner / M & A Workshop / Interviews

 

6th / 7th November

Restaurant / Lazard Frankfurt Offices

 

 

 

Events 2014 in Italy

University Event Date / Time Venue
LUISS Guido Carli Career Day "I Giovani e il Lavoro" 16-May-14;
from 9h to 17h
viale Romania 32, Rome
University Bocconi Investment Bank Weekends TBU Piazza Sraffa 13, Milan



How to Apply

 

Please note that for both full-time graduate positions and internships, you need to be fluent in the local language of the office you are applying to.

 

Please use the Apply Now button to send your CV and cover letter specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply.

Asia

Please use the Apply Now button to search for opportunities in our Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo offices.

Australia

Financial Advisory Analyst and Internship Programs


Our Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices offer well-planned and organised programs for graduates and undergraduates interested in pursuing a career with Lazard.

 


Analyst Program


Analysts generally are first degree graduates in commerce or economics and have limited work experience. You should possess a passion for business and a genuine interest in the investment-banking sector, particularly in relation to mergers and acquisitions.


We look for the following qualities:
 

  • High academic achievement
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A disciplined approach
  • Intellectual agility
  • Innovative thinking
  • Analytical thought process
  • Ability to work well within a team
     

As a Lazard Analyst, you'll work within transaction teams, providing support by performing financial analysis and modeling, conducting company and industry research, preparing client presentations and interacting with senior bankers and clients.


Due to our relatively small size and significant transaction volume, we expect Analysts to assume unusually significant levels of responsibility requiring a high degree of maturity, self-confidence and technical aptitude.


Lazard offers an unparalleled opportunity to work as part of small client teams on major strategic assignments. Meaningful exposure to senior bankers and client representatives is an important part of the Analyst training and experience.


As our clients expect a lot from us, we must ask a lot from our Analysts. Candidates should be top academic performers who are willing to work hard in an unstructured environment where initiative, creativity, maturity and enthusiasm for learning are highly valued. Academic backgrounds may vary so long as candidates are comfortable with financial concepts and enjoy quantitative work.

 


Summer Intern Program


Lazard Australia occasionally offers internships to outstanding undergraduates about to commence their final year of study.


A summer internship with Lazard is an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of the nature and culture of our business. It allows you to experience the Analyst role while observing colleagues operate at every level in our business.


An internship can lead to an offer of a position with Lazard in the following year's Analyst program. We look for the same qualities in our summer Interns as we do in our Analysts.


How to Apply/Timing


If you are interested in becoming an Analyst or Summer Intern with Lazard in Sydney or Melbourne, please send your CV, cover letter and academic transcript specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply.Click Here 

If you are interested in becoming an Analyst or Summer Intern with Lazard in Perth, please send your CV, cover letter and academic transcript specifying the program and/or the timeframe for which you wish to apply to Annika.Bergsma@lazard.com

Please note that our eligibility criterion for the summer internship position in Australian offices requires you to possess an Australian visa.

Closing dates for applications are as follows:

 

Melbourne

 

Graduate Positions deadline: 1 April 2014

 

Summer Internship deadline: 1 July 2014

 

Sydney

 

Graduate Positions deadline: 1 April 2014

 

Summer Internship deadline: 22 July 2014

 

Perth

 

Graduate Positions deadline: 1 April 2014

 

Summer Internship deadline: 22 July 2014

 

We strive to attract the best candidates based on ability, qualifications, cultural fit and business need.

Central & South America

Please use the Apply Now button to search for opportunities in our Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Panamá City, Santiago and São Paulo offices.