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    2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

    It's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time!

    We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank possible. If you or your school has information on important upcoming dates, please, please, please share them with us!

    I'll collect all the information I can here in this first post, and I'll update it from info in the body of the thread. If you have information and you don't want to post for whatever reason, PM me and I'll add it.

    I realize some of this will be speculation, so if you see something here you know not to be true, let me know.

    Applications / Interviews / Superdays

    Is Stern worth the ~$80k in debt?

    At this moment, I plan to apply ED1 to Stern because I love the school, and I think I'm a perfect match for it stats-wise, EC-wise, and generally, just interest wise. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to go into NYC Finance, going up the typical "2 years in IB, going to buyside" routine. I consider myself to be pretty social, and also a hard worker, so I don't think I'll have trouble managing at Stern. I also don't see myself falling into that classic Stern stereotype of sitting in my room all day studying DCF models or something, with my only breaks being when I say some prayers in front of my Lloyd poster.

    Career decisions: walking away from FT M&A

    Hi guys,

    Having interned in M&A this summer, I now have an FT offer to go back. The offer is from one of the most sought after M&A teams on the street. Now as I finally have the choice to sign and commit to a FT stint in M&A, I am having second thoughts. Would appreciate if I could get some comments from the WSO community.

    The other things I would consider are:
    1) Go to math/ stats grad school. I like my degree, and would have good grades, etc. to do further study. Would go into tech/ startups or quant/ buyside trading afterwards.
    2) Try to get into tech/ product management this year to line up a job before graduation. Will be difficult to get the very best firm/ role possible.

    A bit of background:

    What charities do you donate to?

    While I've been known to give to charitable causes in the past, I've recently become more generous with my money and have begun donating to a number of charities that I believe have a high impact and a sustainable business model, particularly those that are engaged in microlending (ACCION International) and similar activities (Root Capital, Acumen). This got me thinking, what charities do all of you donate to? If none, why? Are you worried that your money will be wasted, or have you just not taken the time to find any that are of interest?

    Webinar: Consulting Case Interview Preparation - ABC Film Studios -- 830pm ET, 8/31/15


    On Monday August 31st 830pm ET Wall Street Mentor Ethan will be hosting a webinar entitled "Consulting Case Interview Preparation - ABC Film Studios", with a q&a session to follow. Ethan is an industry veteran with experience in consulting. This will be his third consulting case webinar with us.

    From Ethan: In this session review consulting case interview pointers from a strategy consultant with 10 years of experience at a leading firm. The session will also include a sample case interview which the facilitator will walk the group through.


    If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage in exactly 1 month, for 24 hours September 30, 2015 before going into the WSO Video Library.

    August 31, 2015 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
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    Warning for Non-EU Interns in London

    Posting from a throwaway.

    You may not be getting an offer in London. Today was the last day of my internship at a top 10 BB, and none of the non-EU interns got job offers due to the fact that there was a new law passed that makes it very hard to hire non-EU interns (I'm Chinese); there's a chance of getting our offers moved to other regional offices, but who knows if that will happen.

    All the non-European immigrants in my internship had the same outcome. Apparently, however, some banks in London are giving offers to their non-European interns.

    Hard work and sacrifice will get you only so far

    Mod Note (Andy): This post by @SSits is a comment originally posted in this thread "Karoshi": Death from Overwork on Wall Street" and I thought it deserved it's own spot on the frontpage

    Yeah banking sucks in terms of work-life balance, but you don't succeed without hard work and sacrifice.

    Good god, you Americans love your cliches.

    A lot of people succeed without hard work or sacrifice, particularly people who are good at sales.

    The people who are fixated on the false equation of "hard work + sacrifice = eventual success" in banking are typically the naive analysts and associates stuck on their hamster wheels.

    Banking is a meritocracy, but often the definition of "merit" is not what your American myths of boot-strapping, hard work and sacrifice etc schooled you to think.

    Watch out - There's a fake Goldman Sachs in China

    We all know that the People's Republic of China basically copies everyone's ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest invention is Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co., which has been operating in China since May 2013 using the nearly identical English and Chinese name to the American counterpart.

    A staffer at Shenzhen Goldman Sachs said any similarity to the US-based bank was unintentional Thursday, weeks after a Chinese man was arrested for setting up a fake bank branch.
    "We don't have any connection with the US Goldman Sachs," a woman who answered the company's listed phone number told AFP.
    "We just picked the name out, and it's not intentionally the same," she added, before hanging up.