Is RE Development Right For Me?

​I've been considering giving up on my Wall Street dreams and pursuing a career in RE development. Better hours, less repetitive job duties, and more entrepreneurial opportunities for people without an 8 figure net worth make the field seem a lot more interesting to me.

2015 Investment Banking Interview Prep Pack PLUS...Special Deal

We're excited to announce that we have just created a special discount for our investment banking interview Prep Pack customers.

Our new 2015 "Plus" version of the package includes 1 year access to the WSO Video Library ($399 value) and 1 year access to the WSO Company Database ($360 value) for only $100 (which is a whopping saving of $659 vs. buying those resources alone).

This deal is only available to people who purchase or have purchased the IB Prep Pack. New clients also have the option to get the investment banking interview Prep Pack Plus deal by clicking here. Old customers can upgrade by clicking here.

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Advice for a Wharton Undergrad exchange student

Hey guys,

I'm a student studying at Australia, I was recently offered to study at uPenn, specifically Wharton for one year as part of my degree.

My main concern at the moment is my financial situation (I come from a middle income family), my uni recommended to bring at the very least $3000 AUD for each month in the US. Even with scholarships and what not, it's still a big chunk of change. So I'm still undecided on this aspect.

Chicago Booth vs. London Business School


I will be commencing a Full Time MBA this fall and am considering my options: Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, London Business School, and a couple of other slightly lower ranked schools. I am a finance candidate, but not from a traditional banking/PE/HF background. I will be returning to finance afterwards, although I am not sure exactly in what capacity, and I am open to the off chance that something else (outside finance) appeals to me as I go through B School. I will be an international candidate at any of these schools (I'm keeping this whole thing vague for the sake of anonymity).

Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!

Ready to tackle the toughest private equity interview questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular PE interview Prep Pack.

This new version includes:
- 9 LBO Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content)
- 30+ additional videos integrated throughout the guide
- 5+ webinars and counting from actual PE professionals...

+ much much more...

Learn More Here

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!

BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!

Dear WSO Community,

I'm pleased to announce the release of the 2014 WSO Compensation Report! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year (over 5,000)! It took many months of hard work and finally, it's here ...and it's still free :-)

Yes, that's right, access to the FULL 155 page 2014 WSO Compensation Report is 100% free. (up from 108 pages last year). This report contains thousands of data points across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds and management consulting.

The report cuts the data numerous ways including division, city, AUM and company type and can help you know if you are getting paid enough. In the 2014 version, we even have data on target vs. non-target schools, race, GPA and major. Where else can you find interesting insights like that?

Or if you are an employer, this report will give you an idea of what range you should be paying your employees.


Here's how you get access to the full 155 page report:

Learning how to Lead: Extracurricular Lessons at Business School

When I first began applying to business school, I had a very myopic view of what I would learn. I was 27 years old with limited career experience so I incorrectly assumed that my key professional weakness was a lack of technical business knowledge, such as accounting or corporate finance.

Know Anyone Involved In A Scam?

A couple of my dumbass fraternity brothers have been selling and recruiting for Ignite/Stream energy for a few years now. If you aren't familiar with the company, it's a pyram...ER...MLM firm that sells energy in deregulated states. Now they've taken to posting "inspirational" videos on youtube, which are as awful as you would expect.

So, does anyone else have some shameless acquaintances that are worthy of mention?

Webinar Rewind - ​Mid Market PE & M&A in Toronto/Canada + Q&A

In case you missed our March 9th webinar entitled Mid Market PE & M&A in Toronto/Canada, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Tuesday 10am et when it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Kyle? Click below:

All rewinds will be on Monday / Wednesday / Friday.



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

Networking: who to talk to FIRST at your target firm: senior people (VP/MD) or junior/mid-level (Analyst/Associate)

Some might say that one must be properly armed not only with the technical knowledge but also the firm-specific knowledge for meetings with senior people in order for them to back you up for a position. Hence, one should meet with junior/midlevel people first. Thoughts?

Does the answer change if the person is an alumnus of your school?