A Super Day is a type of ﬁnal-round interview generally given by bulge bracket ﬁrms in the ﬁnancial sector. After a ﬁrst round interview, you may be invited to a Super Day that is being held within a day or two of the ﬁrst interview. Super Days get their name because they take multiple hours, sometimes even full days. A Super Day is a ﬁrm’s way of determining if they want to hire you and if so, in which team you would work.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In a typical Super Day, you will have multiple interviews, either one-on-one or in a group, with employees who have different levels of seniority. Interviews are usually between 30 to 60 minutes in length and are held back-to-back. Some of these interviews will be more behavioral and others more technical. Generally, senior interviewers will ask more behavioral questions, but this is not always the case. Super Days may also include projects or presentations and social events like receptions or meals.
PREPARE! PREPARE! PREPARE!
First, check your schedule before accepting the invitation. If you have a conﬂict that you cannot avoid, ask if an alternative date can be arranged. Re-read the job description and think about the points that you would like to get across about yourself in the various interviews. Think of illustrative stories that you could tell to reinforce your ﬁt for the position. Prepare questions to ask the employer at the end of the interview. Get a good night’s sleep because you have a long day ahead of you.
PLAN FOR THE DAY!
Arrive on time and dress appropriately. Due to the length and intensity of these events, pacing yourself to maintain your energy is important. Your interviewers will be deciding not only whether you have the skills for the job but also whether your personality would make you a good ﬁt, so make an effort to be polite and personable both in formal interviews and less-structured events like lunches and networking events. As you’re going to be meeting with many people, and sending many thank you notes, be sure to get business cards or write down the name and team of each person you interviewed with so that you can follow up.