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10-11-2023 Newsletter: How to win in Investment Banking? From Analyst to VP


For the past months, OfficeHours has had some amazing speakers, including private equity pros, HBS MBA grads, and successful founders. You can now listen to their talks on our Spotify channel, “Overheard on OfficeHours.

These webinars are packed with useful information and insights from the best in finance. We cover topics like private equity, investment banking, switching careers, and how to grow in your job. There’s a lot more to discover, so make sure not to miss these valuable insights from experts in the financial world!


Listen to OfficeHours on Spotify. OfficeHours is an online platform that provides 1-on-1 coaching, training, and advice to help you land a job in competitive finance careers including investment banking, private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.



Join us as Polly Helvacioglu shares her journey from Investment Banking Analyst to Vice President.


Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm ET


Polly Helvacioglu began her career working part-time as an Insurance Broker Analyst whilst completing studies for her Master’s in Finance at Hult International Business School. She later moved on to become an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions team and is now a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Solutions Group at HSBC in London, offering solutions to clients across the capital markets spectrum

Having begun her business studies at Hult International Business School she completed her education at Wharton Online. Her desire for new ideas led her to Y Combinator‘s startup school, where she honed her entrepreneurial skills, which she’s most recently deployed on her social media platform ‘Money Mavericks’, aimed at anyone trying to break into finance.



Webinar Highlights:

  • What drove you to seek a career in investment banking, and how did you overcome obstacles along the way? What have been the key milestones & challenges?
  • What lessons did you acquire from your time at the startup school run by Y Combinator that have shaped your view of entrepreneurship?
  • Do you think there’s been a cultural shift in Investment Banking post-COVID? How did your experience with Y Combinator shape your approach to Investment Banking?
  • What advice do you offer for young women interested in pursuing a profession in investment banking?
  • Balancing a professional and personal life can be difficult. How do you balance your work and personal life?


Featured Speaker: Polly Helvacioglu

Recent Position: Vice President, Corporate Finance Solutions Group, HSBC UK


Rohit Malrani will be moderating the conversation. Rohit brings experience from growth equity investing from Battery Ventures and operating experience from SourceScrub where he was Employee #2 and helped scale the business to an investment from Francisco Partners.


Moderator: Rohit Malrani

Position: Co-Founder, OfficeHours



Open to everyone, but highly recommended for anyone looking to break into finance.

There will be a limited number of tickets available for this event in order to accommodate everyone’s questions.

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