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The Best Success Stories on WSO

Patrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern @Lucas_M, here they are! Click here to post your own success story, we'd love to hear it! (Make sure to post in the "Success Story" Forum).

1. How I got into Banking
posted by @CompBanker

Try to get relevant work experience. As a Computer major, I had a number of internship in "computer" roles, but nothing in finance. I found a boutique bank that was willing to take me onboard part time during the semester. Not many people are willing to work during a semester for free. I set up my work hours around my classes and agreed to come in on the weekends as well. All in all my internship eats about 40ish hours a week.

I think this internship was really the thing that made it possible for me to secure interviews. By working the equivalent of a 9 - 5, while simultaneously taking a full course load, I was able to prove to banks that I could handle the hours. Not to mention I proved to myself that I was capable.

- silver bananas: a lot

2. Finally an offer! A story of persistence
posted by @brutalglide

The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSO

Thanks to my content intern @Lucas_M for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA internships into FT offers. Enjoy! -Andy

1.Acing the investment banking analyst interview
posted by @frgna

Wrapping up an interview
1. Before you ask us questions it's nice to say "I've done lots of research on your firm and talked to a lot of people so I know your firm pretty well, so I really want to hear more about your own personal experiences here."

2. Some good questions to ask your interviewers: 1) Tell me about a recent deal you've worked on that you liked. 2) What are the next steps from here? 3) How have you liked your experience here so far? Anything surprise you, good or bad? 4) Tell me about what you guys do for fun.

3. Some questions to avoid: 1) What are the hours like here? (get that info later from an insider that you know better) 2) Anything related to compensation 3) What are your plans after banking? (we can't answer that and we'll all say we're planning on staying in the near term...duh...)

4. Don't stand up until I stand up.

- 126 silver bananas

Riveting TED Talk on Government Corruption

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/17/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click here.

This is a fantastic discussion about the mechanism of government corruption given in February by Lawrence Lessig. This is a subject that hits really close to home for those of us on Wall Street, and Lessig highlights how it's not only bad for the American people, it's bad for the infinitesimal percentage of the population with the power to corrupt. Ever wonder why Dodd-Frank has been in flux since 2009? It's because Congress can extort more from Wall Street as long as it's on the back burner. Same with the JOBS Act, and almost every other bit of financial legislation. Warning: you might feel like taking a shower after watching this:

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New WSO Blogging Internship!

We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to WSO with the goal of raising the level of quality of content in our forums and on the frontpage.

Internship title: Finance / Wall Street Blogger Intern

Timeline We ask that you commit to post either 20 shorter discussion style posts or 10 blog style posts (or a combination of the two) over a period of 10-14 weeks.

How this differs from our Contributing Blogger Program: This internship is geared more towards students and recent grads. Obviously you have less experience than professionals to draw on for your posts so we're looking for more of a discussion starter style of post. More specifically we want you to research and post up a hot topic relevant to WSO's audience, summarize and/or quote your source, briefly state your opinion, and then open it up for discussion. You will go through the same training that the bloggers go through (instruction doc, videos, short quiz, test post and then afterwards we will set up a phone call to discuss the internship more in detail.

What you will write on:: Hot topics in the financial/business/Wall Street news and other topics relevant to WSO. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is a topic of interest you would prefer to write on we are open to hearing your ideas.

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Ever Been THIS Lonely?

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/8/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click here.

Okay, I know it isn't cool to crap on somebody's broken heart, but this was just too ridiculous to let slide. Allow me to introduce Kevin Waldrum, a 45-year old former rent-a-cop. Waldrum has led an unremarkable life in every imaginable sense save one: he managed to ring up a PS91,184 ($140,000 USD) phone bill to a pay-per-minute chat line after his girlfriend dumped him. Naturally, now he's refusing to pay and believes Vodaphone (his cell phone provider) should be shut down for allowing him to ring up such a bill.

'The Vodafone need shutting down because they're ripping people off left, right and centre,' he said.
'I'm not putting all the blame on them but not even multi-millionaires would want to spend this much on a phone bill, surely, so why I have been allowed to go up to PS91,000.
'I admit I rang these numbers and it's partly my own fault but the line should have gone dead before I started to incur such high charges.
'They must be taking millions from poor people like me.

In fact, Vodafone tried to shut the lovelorn lothario down by disabling his SIM card, but Waldrum just got another one and kept dialing. In a further concession, Vodafone reduced his bill to PS29,063, but he still refuses to pay a penny.

Want to Boost Your Career? Be a Leader - Not a Boss

Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this originally went up 8/21/13. If you haven't read Nefarious' other posts make sure to check them out, he did a good series of 3-4 posts around this time (see on his tracker page by clicking his username)

Keeping with the theme of my article from two weeks ago (regarding cold emails and helping/mentoring the younger crowd, link here) I wanted to take some time to discuss the difference between a boss and a leader and how having one or the other can drastically change your future and career over the other.

Chances are a lot of you have bosses - and chances are a lot of you will have bosses your entire life. It is the unfortunate majority of the business world.

In my opinion, bosses are expendable, there just happens to be more of them out there than leaders. Seeing as how we are the next wave of business professionals and experts, I would like to lay some groundwork and get it in your heads what the difference is, so even if you never get to experience working for a leader, you can at least become one.


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