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Share The Most Compelling Stories You Have Heard During Interviews

Just curious, what are the most compelling/interesting/captivating stories that you have heard from kids interviewing for SA or FT positions? Usually when someone walks through his or her resume, what key points have made them especially memorable when they discussed how they first became interested in finance/IB?

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Don't. Stop. Hustlin'.

Don't give up out there, kids.

I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting that prime job is a little gumption, some solid dreaming, and that burning desire to go after it with everything you got, and a little more. If I can get to where I'm at today, you can, too.

Alright, here we go.

That wasn't a typo up there, nor was it the crappy airplane wine making stories. I dropped out of high school after my junior year of high school because, well, it sucked. I had my sights set on breaking into extreme sports like every self respecting teenage punk and, besides English and Photography classes, I couldn't stand another year of high school.

Yes, I was the product of a broken household in Baltimore City. (See: The Wire)
Yes, I was with that crowd who got into bad stuff. (See: Baltimore Drug Trade)
Yep, arrested when I was 17. (Nothing to see here)
You get the idea.

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The Value of a RE MBA

I am curious to those who have gotten their MBA / are currently enrolled / or in the process of applying for their MBA.

What did / do you see in the value of the MBA? Did you go back to school to pivot your career?

Monday @Mentions January 11th 2016

Happy Monday WSO!

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Post of the Week:
Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. by @MTBaltimore. 26 SB's.

Discussion Topics of the Week:

The Value of a RE MBA by @MIWP1989MI. 13 comments.

How to Awaken the Giant Within

I'm a sucker for self-improvement. I've probably read 50 books on the subject. I read them because I genuinely believe that we can change, that nothing is fixed, and that there are many ways for us to achieve greatness and fulfill our dreams.

2015 was a year of great change for me in many parts of my life. The book that triggered the largest transformation was Tony Robbins' Awaken the Giant Within. It's one of those books that I wish I had read much earlier. I wanted to outline what I learnt from Tony in the hope that it will impact your life just as much.

Here are the main points I got from Tony:
1. Ask better questions
2. Set Goals
3. Make decisions
4. Focus on improvement

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Do certain industry teams pigeonhole you for the future? Or is this BS?

Hey Fellas,

During recruiting I noticed a lot of people giving me advice like "avoid Real Estate and FIG like the plague", presumably because they don't exit well into PE due to the nature of those industries. It is said that people who do RE and FIG are pigeonholed in the future.

I'm confused.

Have you lost interest in pursuing a career in Investment Banking?

Hey monkeys,

Over the past year or so(currently a sophomore in college), it seems my interest in the industry has really declined. As a preface, I've never worked in investment banking, so keep in mind my post has nothing to do with direct experience.

New Year's Resolutions are stupid. Try this instead.

First of all, Happy New Year! Hope you had a great new year's weekend, whether you were out partying or just staying home and taking advantage of some down-time from work.

My 2016 was off to a great start, until I read this statistic: 92% of New Year's Resolutions will fail. That is just straight up depressing...

But I'm not telling you this to be a Debbie Downer. No, I'm telling you this so that you can do something about it before your ambitious plans for 2016 crash and burn like everyone else..

But first, a quick story.

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