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North America Undergraduate

Analyst Program

Analysts typically join Lazard after completing and undergraduate or Master’s/graduate degree. Lazard typically hires 50 first-year Analysts per class year in the U.S.

Role and Responsibilities

Day-to-day activities of an Analyst vary, but will include: financial analysis and modeling, company and industry research, participating in the development of client presentations, and interactions with senior bankers and clients.

Training and Development

Analysts participate in a six-week training program in New York City, which includes courses in accounting, valuation and Excel taught by industry professionals. In addition to on-the-job learning, Lazard also offers Continuing Professional Development programs and mentorships.

Placement

Opportunities by region include:

New York: Analysts will be hired directly into one of the following groups: M&A, Restructuring, Capital Markets Advisory, Private Fund Advisory, Corporate Preparedness, or Corporate Strategy.

Analysts joining one of the M&A or Restructuring groups will initially be hired into a pool, then placed within an M&A industry team or Restructuring. Analysts will undergo a pre-training process designed to help the Analyst and the group assess the strongest cultural fit for a formal, group assignment.

All other U.S. Analyst programs are defined by industry:

Boston: Technology

Chicago: M&A (Midwest Advisory) or Restructuring

Houston: Oil & Gas, Energy, Airline

Los Angeles: Aerospace and Defense, Consumer/Retail, Gaming and Lodging

San Francisco: Healthcare, Technology or Convertibles

Qualifications and Skills

  • Students in their final year of undergraduate or graduate studies may apply
  • Top academic performer who is willing to work hard in a formal, unstructured environment
  • Educational background may vary, from business to liberal arts
  • Must have a passion for financial concepts and enjoy quantitative work in addition to strategic thinking

How to Apply

All candidates must apply online through lazard.com/careers. In instances where we recruit at your university, we also ask that you apply through your school’s career department.

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North America MBA

Associate Program

Associates typically join Lazard after completing an MBA or other Master’s/graduate degree, or after several years of experience in Finance. Lazard typically hires 15-20 first-year Associates per class year.

Role and 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.

Training and Development

Associates participate in a two-week training program in New York City, which includes valuation courses and Series 79 preparation taught by industry professionals. In addition to on-the-job learning, Lazard also offers Continuing Professional Development programs.

Placement

Opportunities by region include:

New York: Industry group placement across M&A or Restructuring.

M&A groups include: Consumer/Retail, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Power/Energy/Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Telecom/Media/Technology. Opportunities are also available with Capital Markets Advisory. 

Boston: Technology

Chicago: M&A or Restructuring

Houston: Oil & Gas

Los Angeles: Aerospace and Defense, Consumer/Retail, Gaming and Lodging

San Francisco: Healthcare or Technology

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of prior work experience, preferably in financial services
  • Students in their final year of studies at an MBA or other graduate program may apply
  • Top academic performer who is comfortable in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise
  • Strong quantitative background and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, team player

How to Apply

All candidates must apply online through lazard.com/careers. In instances where we recruit at your university, we also ask that you apply through your school’s career department.

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