General FAQs about the program.
Find all you need to know before you join the iX Investment Banking program.
Do I need prior skills or work experience to do iX?
No. This program is designed for students with little to no experience in Investment Banking. Your pre-course work before the 8-week summer program starts gets you up to speed and on the same level as other program participants, so that we can hit the ground running on day one. We often have majors from every corner of a university doing the Investment Banking program, as the career path caters to students from a variety of backgrounds.
Can I balance this program with other summer commitments?
Yes! In a 2022 survey, we found that around 60% of iX program participants do this program in conjunction with 1 or 2 other summer plans, such as summer classes or even another internship. As you can see from the Day in the Life pack, you have class once a day during the bootcamp period, and things are fairly flexible during the remote internship. That said, make sure that you have enough time available to give to the iX program so that you can get the most out of it by the end.
Who are the instructors and what will I learn in the bootcamp course?
The iX instructors are industry experts that have worked for finance firms such as Bain, BCG, Accenture, Deloitte, and McKinsey. Because of this, our students get exclusive teaching, coaching, and mentorship from exceptional people they would normally not have access to. An example of a teacher who has taught many of the iX Finance programs is Byron Ascott-Evans, an ex-McKinsey manager. In this video, Byron talks about what students learn in the iX Finance program, and why it’s so important to learn these skills from real veterans of the industry, and not from the internet.
What success have iX alumni had after this program?
Our Wall of Love speaks for itself! Chris also puts it very well, speaking about how he went from iX, to McKinsey, to starting his own company. There are 1000s of stories like these, and we’re excited to keep growing our impact!
How can I convince my parents to invest in this program?
We know that the decision to do iX may be a decision you make with your parents. We encourage you to send them this info pack so they have all the information, and can help you decide if this is the right investment for your summer given your career goals and recruiting timelines. We are happy to schedule a call with your parents if they’d like to discuss the program in more detail.