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Understand the role of Information Technology in Investment Banking

Imarticus Learning introduces the first batch of the program ‘Certified Investment Banking IT Professional’ (CIBIT 2012) at its Mumbai campus.

Information Technology plays an integral part in the financial services industry, particularly in investment banking. A key enabler for success, technology touches every aspect of an investment bank and acts as a key differentiator in providing effective solutions to clients globally. While the significance of technology and need for special skill sets to understand the application of IT in investment banking has been cited as a necessity by many industry veterans, it has been observed that not too many special training programs exist for this purpose.

It gives us great pleasure to announce the commencement of the first batch of ‘Certified Investment Banking IT Professional’ (CIBIT) program at Imarticus Learning through which we aim to provide a certification in investment banking technology to eligible students to help them get an in depth understanding of the application of IT in investment banking. Taught by industry veterans with years of experience, our students will be trained in areas like Microsoft Technologies (VB/ASP, .Net, Sql Server DB), data modeling, project management (Water-fall/Agile) and capital markets.

In a span of 3 months, the CIBIT programs will give the students a practical understanding of the various roles under technology in IB through advanced application development skills, real life case studies and live project experiences.

The batch which has currently enrolled with us at Imarticus for the CIBIT course is an eclectic mix of freshers and engineering graduates. Here’s a brief insight into the student profiles:

Here’s what some of our students have to say about the experiences gained at Imarticus in the short span of time that they have been with us:
Tejas Kulkarni

“In just two weeks, I feel that I have learnt more on programming than what I did during my engineering. The sessions are very interactive and very informative. I have started getting the bigger picture of programming and the role of Information Technology in Investment Banking. We get to interact with experienced people from the industry, and during the guest lectures, people from higher management in the industry give a brief on their roles and experiences.”
Sagar Rao

“As a Computer Science graduate, I was quite confused on how to start my career in IT because nowadays it is very important to have a good start and to have skills that differentiate you from the rest of the crowd. I heard about Imarticus Learning and after the counseling I realized CIBIT was exactly what I was looking for. Through this program, the amount of knowledge that I have gained is vast and the exposure that Imarticus provides has proved to be extremely helpful. Interaction with Mr.Yogesh, Ms. Shikha, Mr. Harish and mentor cum friend Mr. Gagan, has provided guidance to all the students on how to really push yourself, how things work in the corporate world and how to develop extra skills that makes you stand apart. The technology training that Onkar Sir provides is really unique and excellent, right from building the basics to step by step approach towards complex areas of Java. I am confident that this course will mould my personality and provide that extra something that will give me an edge over all the other candidates.”

To know more about our CIBIT batch, please visit For more details, contact us on: +91 22 6643 3777/8

Five phrases to avoid during an interview

In this series, we at Imarticus Learning give you tips and tricks to land your dream job in Investment Banking.

There are many situations in which people make the mistake of using informal, irresponsible and fairly inappropriate phrases during an interview. These small mistakes may cost you your career. Let’s have a look at most unhelpful phrases to avoid in front of a recruiter.

“To be honest with you”

When job candidates use this phrase, it sends a mixed message. It can sound like you are are being honest now, but weren’t being honest before. It’s a good idea to leave this phrase out.

“I can’t think of any real weaknesses”

It may be exhausting when an interviewer asks, “What are your weaknesses?” But that’s all the more reason for you to have an answer. If you’re caught off guard by one of the most well-known interview questions around, you’ll look unprepared, come across like you lack self-awareness and give the impression of one unwilling to have an honest discussion about whether or not you’re fit for the job. No matter how highly you think of yourself, there should still be plenty of things that you’d like to do better.

“I don’t have any questions”

You might be spending eight hours a day (or more) in this job, at this company, with this manager and there’s nothing you’re wondering about? Interviewers want to know that you’re interested in the details of the job, the department in which you’ll be working, your prospective supervisor’s management style, and the culture of the organization. Otherwise, you’re signaling that you’re either not that interested or that you just haven’t thought much about it. So come prepared with thoughtful, intelligent questions about the work you’d be doing.

“I think I can do this job”

Saying “I think” instead of “I know” or “I believe” subtly communicates a lack of confidence. So many job candidates are uncomfortable talking about themselves. Most people are afraid of being seen as bragging and that can keep them from sounding confident when they may be a perfect fit for the job.

“I will try”

The word “try” really doesn’t convey meaning, especially when a potential employer inquires about your ability to do something, such as “Can you implement a new cost sheet format for the department?” If your answer is, “I will try,” you don’t sound confident. More importantly, the word ‘try’ sounds like you are setting yourself up to fail. Answer yes or no.

-Team Imarticus Learning