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Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ER

Background: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in ER .

I apologize in advance that I have failed to...

Career Advice - Back Office Employee

Hi all,

I have been working as a back office employee for two years now as confirmations analyst and asettlements analyst and wish to make a career move inside the bank...

Where to buy Dress Pants?

I'm looking for some business casual wool dress pants, i.e. non-chinos (I have plenty of those from Bonobos). I have a few Suit Supply suits and love the way their pants fit,...

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Graduated 2 weeks ago - still jobless...!

I have 3 summers of IB experience in my belt, graduated a couple of weeks ago, and still haven't found an Analyst position in IB. It's already May... what do I do? Is it too...

How much does size matter?

If you work in a semi-related industry (i.e. FPA, financial due diligence etc), and you want to break into corporate development, what experience would be considered better:...

Summer Checklist

Hey guys,

I'm a rising junior at a non-target. I'm trying to prepare for fall recruiting with hopes of getting interviews with BBs. I was wondering what are some things...

Ad Hoc Analyst Work

All, I am doing some analyst work for an existing client of my firm on a stand alone basis. Its a redevelopment project and I have done all of the modeling for the equity raise...

My system for getting better at work (every single day)

I sucked at my first job.

It's a weird thing to admit, but it's true.

When I started as a management consultant in 2010, I was worse than useless. I had spent...

First Steps into Trading

General Note:
The purpose of this blog is to provide commentary on my simulated trading experience. It is mainly aimed to students and graduates interested in a career...

Networking for FT starts now?

Working this summer at a REIT . Looking to transition to a BB IB for Full Time which I know will take a lot of hard work. Didn't network for SA in IB, but I am looking to get a...

MBA Grads / Current Students - Knowing What You Now Know...

To those who are enrolled in or have graduated from MBA programs, I'm curious to hear where everyone would go given the chance to do it all over again.

Knowing what you...

Did lawyers always play second fiddle to bankers?

Hey guys,

So in this day and age, we see corporate lawyers essentially play second fiddle to the bankers in the deal process. Banking has become more glorified (that...

Headed to HBS in the Fall - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

I was fortunate enough to be accepted into HBS in Round 2 and will be heading there this Fall. I have never done an AMA on this site before and I feel that now might be a good...

Cheapest yet good MBA program

NYU, Columbia, Wharton, Stanford, MIT, ect...all have great MBA programs for getting recruited onto Wall Street, but all are very expensive.

What are the cheapest MBA...

The long road to ER from a non-target

I have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into ER .

I was never a...

Interview Question: What Do Your Parents Do?

This question was asked during a hedge fund interview . It took me completely by surprise. Moreover, is this even legit to ask something private like this? Totally weirded me...

Why even bother going to a mega-fund?

I've read some comments and posts about how people pick IB groups based solely on MF placement but have wondered why that is? Why (besides $) does it make sense to leave one...

Are you good at shorting?

Was asked this at a HF interview.

What is your thought process when determining good shorts and what are key items you look for.

Also, how do you determine what...

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...

Why are Equity Research and Investment Management looked down upon?

It seems like there is a lack of content on WSO outside of the IB and PE forums on here. I would guess that this is because of the site's general focus toward IB, but I also...

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