Campus Recruiting FAQs
Q. What information will I need before applying?
- Contact information
- Resume (PDF)
- Most recent completed unofficial transcript (PDF)
- Current cumulative GPA
Q. Why a Video Cover Letter
A. We use technology and data in everything we do. This short, self-recorded video cover letter is an opportunity for us to learn more about you. You will be asked a total of 3 questions. After each question, you will be given time to think and then to respond. We recommend you complete this as soon as possible. Please note, we do not offer practice rounds so please be sure to follow the below best practices prior to completing the video.
Video Cover Letter Best Practices:
- In order to participate, you will need a smartphone, tablet, or a webcam with a microphone and high-speed internet access
- Choose somewhere quiet with good internet connection
- Test your webcam and microphone
- Make sure the area is well-lit and you can clearly be seen
- Preferred browsers are Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (latest version)
- Prior to completing the video cover letter, reflect on why you are applying, your previous experiences, and come up with specific examples you can speak to in an engaging way
Q. Will I be asked technical questions during the video cover letter portion of the application?
A. No, you will not be asked technical questions during the pre-recorded video portion of the application. The video is a great time to showcase why you are excited about Insight and the Private Equity/Venture Capital Space.
Q. Can I redo my video cover letter after submitting?
A. Unfortunately, candidates cannot redo the video portion of the application once the video is completed.
Q. Can I apply to the Investment Analyst Program and the Onsite Analyst Program?
A. No, candidates cannot apply to the Investment Analyst Program and the Onsite Analyst Program in the same recruiting cycle. Candidates who do apply to both programs will be asked to select which program best aligns with their career goals before moving forward in the process.
Q. How do I submit updated materials such as a resume or transcript to my application?
A. You can submit updated materials at any point in the application process by emailing the recruiting mailbox and attaching them as a PDF with the subject line: Updated Resume or Transcript.
Q. Do you sponsor visas?
A. Requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future is not a disqualifying factor in our application process.
Q. Do I need a finance or computer science major to apply to Insight’s analyst programs?
A. No, we welcome candidates from all academic backgrounds. Diversity of thought is essential in creating a diverse workforce. Please be sure to review the job description, and if you feel like you meet the required skills, we welcome you to apply.
Q. I have completed the application process, what are the next steps?
A. Once you have completed the application, you will receive an email confirming your application is complete. If your skills and experience align with our current need, a member of the recruiting team will reach out with next steps. Please note, we review resumes for our Summer Analyst Programs on a rolling basis. At any point during the process you can log into your account and view the status of your application. Please be aware that email notifications sent from our application system may sometimes go to your spam folder.
Q. I have received an exploding offer with an upcoming deadline. What should I do?
A. Please reach out to our recruiting team as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate your deadline. Please include the following offer details: name of the firm, division, deadline, and whether you have requested an extension to your deadline.
Q. Can you connect me with a member of the Investment/Onsite team?
A. Our website is an excellent resource for connecting with our team members. Visit our Team page for more information on how to contact Insight employees.
Q. How do we determine what vertical & check size interns focus on during their summer internship?
A. Insight is broadly focused on software and internet companies from Series A to pre-IPO. That’s a huge range, so during the internship, you can cover a large variety of companies across different industries and stages. Certain teams have a slightly different focus area depending on stage or vertical, but most teams work across all of them, so similarly, interns’ source across each category. Throughout the internship, summer analysts can find potential focus areas across software and internet to develop a market expertise.
Q. What is the current timeline for the 2024 Summer Investment Analyst Program?
A. We review completed applications on a rolling basis with our first Superday taking place in March. We will then host monthly Superdays until our class is full. If you have not been selected for a Superday and have not received a communication letting you know whether your application has been rejected, you are still being considered
Q. What is the current timeline for the 2024 Full-Time Investment Analyst Program and the Onsite Analyst Program?
A. Our 2023 Investment Summer Analyst Program is our primary pipeline for our 2024 Full Time Investment Program. We will begin reviewing completed applications for the Onsite DGS & Investment Analyst Programs in the summer with Superdays taking place end of summer through early fall.
I stumbled into Insight as a summer analyst. I joined with no expectation of being here more than a summer. I had a hope to potentially be here longer, but even if I joined full-time, I had no expectation of being here more than the two-year analyst period. Here we are nearly 15 years later, and I bleed Insight orange and couldn’t be prouder of what we built together over those 15 years.Ryan Hinkle, Managing Director @ Insight Partners