Overall the people who work at Houlihan are amazing. Not only do the individual teams work well, but all of the groups work well together. The firm promotes unity through all of its divisions and it helps everyone immensely.
I would add some more powerpoint and excel training in the beginning of the internship.
Advice to Potential Interns
The best organization to work at is one with the best people and culture. Houlihan has an amazing group of people as well as amazing deals and deal-flow
Advice to Management
For the summer analysts program, if I could change anything, it would be some aspects of the training week. Some of the time we spent was on how to utilize different research tools such as Bloomberg, CapIQ, and Thomson, although a lot of that information can be learned "on the job." I think some of that time can be better used by teaching more PowerPoint and Excel skills.
Sample Interview Questions
Can you please tell me a little bit about yourself; Why do you want to be an investment banker; Why do you want to work at Hpulihan Lokey; What have your previous summer experiences been like.