The PathMatch IB Accelerator is a twelve-week remote program that brings together top investment banking summer analyst candidates interested in increasing their odds of landing in top investment banking firms.
The PathMatch Investment Banking Accelerator is a twelve-week remote program that brings together top investment banking summer analyst candidates interested in increasing their odds of landing in top investment banking firms.
We combine the power of insider knowledge, online training, interview preparation, world-class speakers, and customized support to help you stand out against the competition.Program agenda
If you feel confident answering these questions on the fly in an interview, you don't need us. If you don't, we'll help you prepare.
Landing opportunities at top investment banks requires thoughtful preparation and networking, something that doesn't often come naturally to many students. We guide students through the process of building their network thoughtfully and making introductions where we can.
Learn when to apply, what firms to apply to, and your routes for landing interviews.
With 250,000 other competitors for roughly 1,000 internship slots, just getting to the interview stage is not enough. You have to be prepared to answer common interview questions asked in the HireVue, Behavioral Interview, and Super Day stages.
We're building a modern educational platform that connects learning, preparation, and community to help students get the edge they need to succeed. We're building a community and network of students and professionals. With every new program, your network gets stronger.
You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, guided interview preparation, and our session library full of curated content.
We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.
We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables growth, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.
We provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.
When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.
Schedule a free info session with one of our experienced Career Coaches. They'll answer your questions and help you better understand if Pathmatch is right for you or your student.
After deciding investment banking wasn’t the right path, I had no clue what I’d be interested in. My mom was referred to PathMatch by a friend and signed me up. Within the first month, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. After 4 months, I had 3 internship offers to choose from. I was so much more prepared than my friends for any interview scenario. Thanks PathMatch!
Learn Excel shortcuts, formatting, formulas, graphs, and data analysis, then automate your workflow with VBA.
Learn to use PowerPoint to showcase your data and findings.
Learn Accounting, Valuation, and M&A and LBO Models. These are the fundamental skills you'll need in investment banking, private equity, and hedge funds – and you'll be ahead of the game by mastering them before you start working.
Leverage your skills within real-world projects with companies. Build your resume and have examples to share in your future interviews.
Work through 15+ practice Excel-based case studies. These are similar to the types of case studies you’d encounter at standard IB/PE interviews. You’ll build 3-statement models, value companies and build DCF analyses, make M&A and investment recommendations, and complete merger models, LBO models, and even a debt vs. equity financing model.
This accelerator is completely full, but we have other PathMatch Accelerators available.
I didn't know about finance careers growing up but had heard of investment banking. I got to college and realized how competitive it was to even land a Summer Analyst internship but had no idea how to prepare or even get interviews. Everyone else I knew had connections that I didn't have. This program taught me everything I needed to know to land each of my HireVue and Super Day interviews. I was so prepared each step of the way with the insights I learned from just 12 weeks. Best investment in my future.
EARNING POTENTIAL INCREASE
The average college course at top universities costs $5000+. However, it's tough to calculate the value of that course to your career. PathMatch Accelerators teach you skills you don't learn in your college courses AND pair it with an internship that builds your resume. Internships at top companies can pay $9,000-16,000/summer. Starting entry-level salaries at top firms can be $85,000 + bonus. But, you can't land these without previous experience. Our Accelerators give you the skills and experience you'll need to increase your odds of landing top internships/jobs, thus increasing your earning potential.
WHY WE BUILT THESE
After working with thousands of students to help them land internships and jobs, it's become so clear that your starting point is crucial. There are 19.6M students in college competing for roughly 1.5M internships each year, so the competition to even attain experience is steep.
From the time you start college, you start building your resume. This resume will follow you for the rest of your career. Your first job is extremely important as it determines your second, third, and so on. Landing your first job often starts with the Junior year internship as hundreds of companies use their internship program to make new grad offers. But, landing the junior year internship is difficult if you don't already have experience from a previous summer. Chicken meet egg.
Employers receive hundreds if not thousands of applicants for every available internship. So, building the case that they should hire YOU requires thoughtful planning and preparation. While GPA and school matter, skills and experience matter as much, if not sometimes more. Your resume will be one of hundreds/thousands. Will it serve you well?
Internships for Freshmen and Sophomores are notoriously difficult to land as you often don't have the skills necessary to be helpful to companies. That's where PathMatch comes in. 6 weeks of accelerated skill-building + 6 weeks of resume-building internships = the launchpad for your next internship/job search.
Accelerator program sizes are limited, so you will want to complete the application process immediately in order to secure a spot.
Our program is ideal for:
- Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors looking to ensure they have the skills and experience to land competition internships and new grad jobs.
- We look for students who are genuinely motivated to succeed. Students who understand that college classes alone are only going to get you so far. Employers look at resumes to determine who they want to interview and unless you have internship experience, you're going to struggle against the competition.
Most accelerator programs cost $3,999. Our Sales & Business Development, UI/UX Design, and Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Accelerators cost $2,999 due to extreme demand from our corporate partners. This covers all online curriculum + internship placement + guidance throughout your internship + coaching at the end of the Accelerator to prepare you for your future recruiting process. Think about this as an investment in your future self. Our programs are designed to improve your future career prospects.
No, our Accelerator programs are designed for students with no experience. We'll help you build the relevant skills needed to be productive in your internship. The purpose of our Accelerators is to help you build skills and experience, as well as prepare for future internship/job interview processes.
Our Accelerators courses are delivered fully online and combine self-directed (asynchronous) learning with live (synchronous) sessions. Our courses are designed to provide some rigor in accelerating your understanding of key concepts and skills, while also giving you the flexibility to complete the curriculum and work deliverables on your own schedule each week. A good rule of thumb is to allocate roughly 20 hours per week to the Accelerator so you can master skills in the first 6 weeks and complete weekly projects weeks 7-12.
Unfortunately, we currently do not offer course credit.
The $1000 program deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. This is because PathMatch has a limited number of spaces available due to internship matching and has incurred costs planning each program.
Accelerator Cancellation by the Participant
In the event that you no longer want to attend your Accelerator, please let PathMatch know in writing more than 20 (twenty) working days prior to the Accelerator. We will work with you to refund:
- the Fee amount that has been paid to PathMatch, excluding the deposit, if you furnish PathMatch with valid reasons and legitimate documentation for your withdrawal from the Accelerator, such as severe illness or a death in the family; or
- the amount you have paid of the Program Fee, if any, once 30% of the total Fee and the deposit have been deducted, if we do not accept the reason for your cancelation.
In the event that you cancel your attendance 20 (twenty) working days or less prior to the commencement of the Program or during the Program, you will still be responsible to pay the full Program fee because all Program preparations have been made and PathMatch cannot replace your spot in the Program.
Accelerator Cancellation by PathMatch
**PathMatch reserves the right to refuse your Accelerator application prior to the payment of the deposit and/or cancel an Accelerator Program for any reason in its sole discretion.**
In the event that a Program or skills development course is canceled by PathMatch at whatever time, PathMatch will notify you as soon as practically possible in writing.
If the cancellation of an Accelerator was in the reasonable control of PathMatch, we will work with you to refund you the amount that you’ve already paid for the Accelerator, within 40 (forty) working days.
If the cancellation of an Accelerator was not in PathMatch’s reasonable control, such as governmental restrictions or instances of force majeure, we will work to refund you the amount that you’ve already paid for the Accelerator, less non-recoverable costs and the deposit, within 40 (forty) working days.
**You have no further claim against PathMatch for any loss or damage incurred as a result of this cancellation, whether direct, indirect or consequential.**
All Accelerator programs take place virtually and can be done from the comfort of your home. Our online curriculum is self-paced with weekly check-ins with your coaches. You'll have weekly mini-assignments and assessments to complete to ensure you're staying on track, so you're prepared for your internship.
All internships are also virtual. You'll have the opportunity to participate in team meetings via Zoom/Google Meet with your internship company. You'll also have weekly calls with your internship coach to address any questions you might have about your weekly internship deliverables.
Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions team, they will go through an initial phone interview. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will receive confirmation of acceptance into their Accelerator via email confirmation.
No, all that is needed for our Accelerators is your laptop and an eagerness to learn.
Yes, we offer all of our students career support and coaching, including resume writing, LinkedIn profile review, portfolio reviews, and technical and behavioral interview training.