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Do You Think the Market Is Rigged?

I just started reading Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt and I'm not the least bit surprised that I love it so far. Michael Lewis is out promoting the book, naturally, and he...

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Wall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and...

New WSO Blogging Internship!

We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to WSO with the goal of raising the level of quality of content in our forums and...

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Would you quit your job today to join a unicorn?

With all the hype around tech / startups / silicon valley, I thought it would be an interesting question to ask:

For those of you currently working in front office...

Why am I failing?

Ok, again I should not be on WSO, but looking for some legit feedback here.

I finally got to second round interview after nailing 80-90 percent of technicals during an...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals/Bill Ackman E-mails

Released yesterday.


Halt the Stock
Send out a Press Release
Advice on Conference Call
Don't speak with the media
Rome is...

Life Goes On...

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
-Robert Frost

From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high...

Leaving Financial Advising Industry but for what?

I've been a financial advisor for a few years now and it's just not doing it for me anymore. I'm a very research oriented person who can read words and numbers all day long and...

If I expect to be graduating into a recession, how should I adjust my career path starting out?

Sophomore / Rising junior here, going to be an SA at a highly ranked BB in the coming month.

Not an expert by any means but I've read a lot of material and done the...

How did you guys get your recommendations and from whom?

With schools wanting atleast 2-3 recommendations at time and averaging 500 words (sometimes 1000) per recommendation I was curious to know how did people here approach this...

WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (5/7-5/13)

In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics:

AMA - Ex-back office, ex-research analyst, credit trader
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Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE Exits

I received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for PE interviews . Instead of PMing responses, I figured I'd just make...

Superday Etiquette

I have a superday coming up and it is my first one, I was wondering what the etiquette is. I have read various things on this site but would like to figure out what you should...

Importance of a Brand Name Firm on the Resume after First Round Interviews?

Is having brand name firms on your resume just important for being selected for first round interviews or does it play any other role?

Networking starting in August for SA 2017?

I'm preparing for SA 2017 recruiting, and was wondering if would be fine for me to start doing the bulk of my networking in early August, rather than earlier. I figure it would...

Rewind - Travel Industry Strategy Consulting Case + Q&A

In case you missed our April 11th webinar entitled Travel Industry Strategy Consulting Case , have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the...

May 11, 2016 - 8:00am to May 12, 2016 - 8:00am
Event type: 
WSO Webinar

Working for a PE Portfolio Company

Hey Guys,

I have not found any posts regarding breaking into PE by working for a portfolio company and becoming an operational partner, hence I decided to open up this...

Thoughts on Rounding GPAs?

For example - Rounding from a 3.65 to a 3.7? I can do this, but dont wanna get dinged by HR, or have it seen as shady by bankers by not listing to 2 decimals.


The Pocketless Dress Shirt

1: Do you prefer dress shirts with a pocket on the left breast, or pocketless?

2: I'm currently looking for pocketless dress shirts. Where could I buy one?


Energy hiring

Does anyone know how difficult it will be for interns in the energy markets in Houston to get an offer this summer? I'm thinking about analysts and associates.

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