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AMA: Dropout -> coding bootcamp -> 100K+

Hi all,

I'm currently working in silicon valley tech as a software engineer. I once considered working in finance because I wanted to make big money but clearly couldn'...

From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT.

I went to a prestigious private high school where lots of students are placed into Ivy league and other target schools across the nation. However, I gave zero f*cks in high...

Non-Target, Low GPA, Mediocre Internships. Landed a Tech M&A position. AMA!

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I thought that it was appropriate for my first post to share my story of breaking into IB. I come from a small LAC in the Northeast with a very small...

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A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSO

Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse...

Drunk Broker Causes "Major Geopolitical Event" in Oil

Every once in a while I come across a story that just writes itself. I went out with a pal on Friday night and got tore up from the floor up after a couple months of pseudo-...

Living together and working together

A long-time college friend and I both work in IB at separate banks and are roommates. As of this last week, we've both gone through successful interview processes to lateral as...

Advice for summer and return offer rate?

Recently accepted a summer internship offer with a top bank/mid-top group from a non-target. Our group is fairly large with a big intern class. Does anyone have any specific...

Rewind - Generating idea pitches (long & short) for a hedge fund interview with Q&A

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Do MBA IB associates jump to PE after 2 years?

Haven't seen anything recent on this but had wondered how common this is?

For people who probably weren't in IB pre-MBA, it seems they can have a convincing story of "...

WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (4/2-4/8)

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

From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT
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I went to a...

General Paradigm of IB/Consulting as Pre-Requisite Experiences

Looking for sort of a reality check on my understanding of the landscape.

1. IB/Consulting are often seen as pre-requisite experience for many (almost all?) jobs in...

Do IBD groups prefer recruiting from SA's or FT's?

So as I understand it, spots open up for FT recruiting around the beginning of August -- A rough estimate of 75%-66% of SA's get and accept their FT offers (I was a member of...

Smoking Weed and Optimizing Productivity

So I'm an ex banker turned entrepeneur and I'm addicted to work. I don't feel fulfilled unless I put 80 hours into my business. Banking ruined me in that respect. I have...

WSO Chicago Commercial Real Estate Happy Hour/Meet Up

I've seen several threads for happy hours/meet ups in other cities. I was hoping to see if there would be any interest in having a meet up in Chicago. Respond below if you...

MF Revolving Loan Facilities

So my multifamily shop is exploring setting up a revolving loan facility for our next fund. My question is, if any of you work at shops with loan facilities, are there any...

Confused Scientist: Where do I fit in? Strategy Consulting, Venture Capital, et al.

Ok trying to start a very open-ended "I'd like to learn more about the underlying structures of the financial industry" type discussion, and part personal advice; I'm trying to...

Tuck vs Wharton-Lauder

I've been admitted to Tuck (with $50k/yr) and the Wharton-Lauder program (with no $$). I'm admittedly drawn towards Wharton-Lauder for prestige reasons, but the thought of...

Types of RE Leases - A Primer

This question came up in another post. I thought a simple overview of the different lease structures would be beneficial to future RE monkeys.

The three basic types of...

Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career Banker

In IBD , I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is unique in that you are beginning to get out of the "junior banker" (Analyst / Associate) category and...

VRX drops 40%

How f*cksville is Ackman? Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb?

John Hempton is dancing.

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