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Robots and How You'll Lose Your Job

Hello monkeys, stumbled upon a very interesting article: Are robots coming to take investor jobs on Wall Street?

Bots are squeezing their flesh-and-blood competition...

Asset Management as a long-term career?

What is the career path for someone in CRE Asset Management look like? I know you start as an analyst, but what does this career path look like 10-20 years in, assuming you...

WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!

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Google Can Now Design An Outfit For You

Google is teaming up with H&M to make an app that will create the perfect outfits for you based on the data retrieved from your electronic devices, aka your previous...

AMA: Current junior quantitative researcher

Hi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part.


Got Laid Off - How will this hurt my MBA chances?


My firm went through annual downsizing and I got caught in the gutter a few days ago. I already have a job lining up before the layoff but was wondering how this...

2/13/17 - Monday @Mentions

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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions

WSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be...

Life in small PE funds (less than 300 million in AUM)


I am wondering if anyone can provide any anecdotal insight into compensation and learning curve at smaller PE firms. I have an FT offer to join a shop with 200-250...

What's the most $ you could lose for your firm w/ one click?

Or how much damage could you cause with one error? one wrong click, one wrong number inputed

do you ever get home and think "shit, did i forget to....."

Higher salary in Private Equity than Investment Banking. Myth?

You often hear on here that there is more money to be made in Private Equity over Invesment Banking. I was looking at the 2016 employment report from London Business School....

PE 2018 recruiting - who's left?

It seems now that nearly all the upper MM - largecaps firms have finished their process. Anyone know if there are there any firms still recruiting that run quick turnaround...

Are MMs still recruiting SAs?

Wondering if any MM IB shops are still taking applications for 2017 SA... Cantor is still taking resumes on their careers site.

Keep In Touch! Networking Template

As much as it may be stated on this site, networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals in finance. Whether it is gaining valuable advice, or...

The Road Less Traveled

I was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with WSO. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long.


The Rusty Honda was Right - 30 Car Brands and Their 10 Year Maintenance Costs

The cost of not driving "The Rusty Honda" can be quite taxing. Who still wants to pony up for Middle Class clout?


South America IBD

Hello monkeys,

Just wondering about opportunities for IBD in South America (specifically Brazil).

With such a large economy and fast economic growth (although...

CFA and HF Recruiting

Hello all,
Quick question about the CFA and hedge fund recruiting. I will be starting with an EB in June, and I am very interested in exiting to a public markets gig...

Found A CRE Broker Mentor


I am a senior mechanical engineering student and I want to try my hand at CRE brokerage. I am a long time lurker and the biggest piece of advice I have found...

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...

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