Selecting Trip Dates
Some good times to go to New York are
October or November (avoid Thanksgiving) or anytime in January (maybe miss the first
half-week of school since most professors are waiting on the rolls to finalize anyway).
See the discussion on interviewing cycles so that you can
better judge for yourself the best times to go.
Remember that your travel dates are not set in stone. As you start to get a feel for the
interviewing schedules of investment banks, you could always adjust the dates of your
travel to meet their collective needs as a group. You first solidify dates on the airplane
tickets, then later, hotel reservations and train tickets, if necessary.
As a final note, do NOT go to New York between December 15 and January 5 for several
1. It is the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year's holiday season
and everyone will be flocking into NYC (i.e. hotel rates and occupancy rates are very high
during the holiday season).
2. Recruiters will be hard to catch at this time of year for interviews. It is hard to
even call them during this time. Every New Yorker is flocking out of the city.