Webinar: How WSO Saved My Life (And How YOU Can Start A Business On The Side To Eventually Quit Your Job) -- 8pm ET, 7/30/15


On Thursday July 30th at 8pm ET Wall Street Mentor Ben Altman (@Ben_CharismaOnCommand) will be hosting a webinar entitled "How WSO Saved My Life (And How YOU Can Start A Business On The Side To Eventually Quit Your Job)", with a q&a session to follow. Ben is a former finance elite, having attended a top Ivy, with experience in both IB and Megafund PE to follow. Along with his business partner Charlie he now runs Charisma on Command. You can read his blog on WSO here.

"Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you'd like to like" ~Paul Graham

I (Andy) just looked a the ppt presentation for this and it should definitely be an interesting/helpful webinar, don't miss it!


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

July 30, 2015 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Event type: 
WSO Webinar


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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Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction Industry

Recently guys I have started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world.

It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard of because the companies almost purely recruit from those interested in the construction world (civil engineers and construction science majors more so). Although it is exceptionally easy to get into with a finance/business degree because many of them don't have the education at all.

Just what exactly is a cost estimator?

WSO Monkey at OWS Videos

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/16/11. I was talking with my brother the other day about this (he was the photographer for it) and I thought "yeah I should put that post back up!"

Last week we sent our very own mascot out to OWS to charm the crowd, pass out some bananas, engage in some conversation and spread the message: "Wall Street Monkeys are not part of the 1%"

Best videos of the bunch are below, and if you haven't seen the photos yet, see the album on our Facebook page or our Flickr Page.

Here's my personal fav, our monkey man dancing along to the sounds of OWS

WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!

Big Announcement: WSO private equity resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!:

Click here for the free investment banking resume template for college students.

For those of you with deal or project experience coming from Investment Banking or Management Consulting, looking to make sure your CV format is clean and make sure that your private equity resume is polished for those competitive buyside jobs in private equity and hedge funds, we have a great sample resume you can now use free of charge (attached to this post below). We're hoping this clean format gives you an even bigger edge in recruiting (besides being members of WSO :-). Also, don't forget that our private equity interview prep guide is now available after years in the making (here)!

2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA IBD info and added to the frontpage each week to help collect more info

As banks recruit earlier and earlier, I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for recruiting this fall. I know from first hand that some accelerated processes are kicking off so it might be beneficial to start aggregating data. This will help keep track of what's going on and the individual deadlines for online applications.


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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: TODAY, 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: 
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Rewind - Transitioning from the military to a top MBA + Q&A – 8am ET, 7/30/2015

In case you missed our June 30th webinar entitled Transitioning from the military to a top MBA, 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 Zachary? Click below:


To see the original event page with a description of the webinar and read more information about the presenter click here.

All rewinds will be available everyday at 8am ET.

And, as always, if you want to sign up to hear about upcoming webinars before they happen, sign up inside the post...

July 30, 2015 - 8:00am to July 31, 2015 - 8:00am
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WSO Webinar

Join the WSO Resume Review Team

We are looking to add several Resume Reviewers to the WSO Resume Review team.


  • At least 1 year of professional experience in Investment Banking or other financial field, IB and/or PE background preferred
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    Sacrificing too much to be a banker?

    Came across an old Reddit TIFU post: An Australian banker was devastated to find out that he had given up his whole life for a "9-7 job" . The fact that his wife had been cheating on him for 10 years was just the tip of the iceberg.

    Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I realised I missed my father's funeral FOR NOTHING. I didn't complete my novel, travelling the world, helping the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a certainty about myself when i was in my late teens and early twenties. If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face. I'll get to how those dreams were crushed soon.

    Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!

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    This new version includes:
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    - 30+ additional videos integrated throughout the guide
    - 5+ webinars and counting from actual PE professionals...

    + much much more...

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    I am super pumped about version 2.0 since I think we really raised the bar with all the extra video content and video solutions to the 9 LBO modeling tests....and we're not done yet. We're already working on version 3.0 which as always, will be a free upgrade to those that get in now!

    Good Luck,

    ps - for those of you that have already purchased version 1.0, please e-mail [email protected] your receipt and she'll get you version 2.0 for free within 24 hours!

    INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies

    Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find right here), we would also create a WSO Applicant Database.

    This vision for the database is to allow all WSO users to create a detailed "Applicant Profile" that can be used by recruiters and companies to find great talent. It is similar to an online resume you see on LinkedIn, but with a lot more detail around actual skills relevant to financial positions, scores and certifications so that recruiters can use it to filter through candidates that are a great match for their spots.