Los Angeles Happy Hour for Real Estate Professionals (and others) -- July 30, 6:30PM

Dear All,

Calling all Monkeys in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Come to make new connections and have fun! Come to meet fellow Real Estate Professionals! Share stories, make friends, and have a good time. Ultimately, the goal is to have one of these every month.

Location: Mom's Bar in Santa Monica
Time: July 30th (Thursday) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM (or stay as long as you'd like!)
Deal: Happy Hour from 4-8PM

July 30, 2015 - 6:30am
Event type: 
WSO Happy Hour

Linkedin photo.......formal or business causal?

I actually prefer business casual over the typical suit and tie just because there's more of a personal touch to it. I doubt anyone would look down on you just because you don't have one of those cookie cutter photos (by business causal i'm not referring to cocktail attire or anything too inappropriate).

Anyone have thoughts on this?

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CFA Results - 2015

Today is the big day we've been waiting for/dreading since early June, when we peeled out of the testing center parking lots, burned our books, and went off to get drunk with our long lost friends.

Level I & II results will be released via email today after 9:00 A.M ET. Level III candidates have to wait until August 11th at 9:00 A.M. ET. There is nothing worse than the immense tension buildup before the results are released in the morning when you and your co-workers are refreshing your Gmail every five seconds to find out your fate.

How did you guys do?

Webinar: Building a Career in Fintech (from a Finance background) -- 7pm ET, 7/29/15


On Wednesday July 29th at 7pm ET Wall Street Mentor Otavio will be hosting a webinar entitled "Building a Career in Fintech (from a Finance background)", with a q&a session to follow. Otavio is an industry veteran with experience in finance and fintech.

What he will cover:
- What is a financial technology company
- Why fintech is important and exploding right now - Quick overview of fintech subsectors, key players, market dynamics, where the money is going
- Ideal skillset for fintech
- Case study (how I went from engineering to finance to fintech)
- Q&A

- Worked in Asset Management at a $5b fund of funds
- Founded fintech startup Nvestly
- Nvestly syncs up to your brokerage and lets you share your portfolio without revealing dollar amounts. Nvestly launched in 2014 and tracks over $50m in assets.
- My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalarossa


If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage for 24 hours in exactly one month (August 29th), before going into the WSO Video Library.

July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside the post by @M- Weintraub

So, it's been a while since I've provided content to this wonderful website (sorry Patrick). But, I figure now would be a good time.

I just received a nice "Your no longer being considered for this job" update on a job I interviewed for a couple weeks ago. So while I'm still disappointed I figured I'd ask the group, what are some of your best rejection stories, whether it be a job or a girl or really anything.

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    Thoughts on Twitter?

    FT recently released an article talking about a high amount of turnover among the executive levels while hiring an almost equal amount elsewhere.

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    Curious as my friend recently moved there and is trying to recruit me away from my IB job to join.

    Rewind - The Boutique vs. Bulge Bracket IBD experience + Q&A

    In case you missed our June 9th webinar entitled The Boutique vs. Bulge Bracket IBD experience, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Anthony? Click below:


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    July 28, 2015 - 8:00am to July 29, 2015 - 8:00am
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