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What I Wish Every First Year Analyst Knew

Chimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I've found that I'm frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a...

15 Career Steps

Longtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it....

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Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity

Hello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a...

If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone

Guys,
This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this...

Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.

It's been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic networking tips . I went into my background in detail in my lateraling...

How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your Advantage

Everyone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another.

Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing...

Stay positive

Hello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season.

I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in...

To summers hitting the desk Monday...

Being a summer analyst /associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed. As someone who did this...

Shut. The F*ck. Up.

Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a...

In Defense of Political In-Correctness

You can read my latest article (post election): here: "Shut. The F*ck. Up."

This article could have easily been entitled "In defense of manhood," or something of that...

2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

Hey guys,

Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this...

Hilarious Barclays Goodbye Email

Received this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a Barclays kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to use business metaphors and...

A Business Lesson Learned The Hard Way

Ok, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive...

Re: Does School Prestige Matter?

"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry)....

Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst

See the latest update below!

For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest...

Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.

I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and...

2017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages

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In Defense of Unhappiness

As with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It's always good to see loved ones, but it...

FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)

Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not...

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