"Go all the way down to the beginning"
From: WONG, Daniel
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 1:09 PM
To: FERNANDES, Alan; SINGER, Adam; KWOK, Alice; BUENO, Santiago
Subject: FW: Help.... Read this from the bottom up-its hilarious
Haha….here’s to all you folks who...
<em>Ugh. Why did she say no suit. Everybody has a goddamn suit.</em>
I'm fidgeting with my hands outside of the auditorium as I feel the countless glares fixed on the only freshman who was toolish enough to show up. To make matters worse, I'm sticking out like a sore...
By popular demand we’re doing a new overview, this time focusing on healthcare (Finally!). We’re going to keep this simple and stick with three basic buckets. 1) Healthcare Equipment, 2) Bio-Technology and 3) Pharmaceuticals. If there is a lot of demand for an additional space (or...
I've been a long-time WSO reader and have read countless AMA's that have helped me out along the way, and with FT recruiting in full swing I thought it'd be cool to share my story and give whatever advice I could to people in similar situations to myself.
So first I'll...
Students around the world: WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the the 2014-15 school year. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong communication skills who are willing to commit for the entire school year (or remainder of if...
I recently received a question from a young monkey looking for a SA position. They asked, "what do you think gave you an edge over the other applicants when you interviewed for your current position?" Below is my response, but I am curious to see what other monkeys would have said....
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Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...
It’s been a bad year for the NFL. Sure, they generated over $9 billion of revenue in 2013, but consider the scandals and controversies of the past year alone – Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, the Washington Redskins, concussions and player safety, the fact that the <em>Jacksonville...
A <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> employee sent an email to the CEO, John Stumpf, he also CC'd 200,000 other <span...
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We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area of...
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Do private equity firms ever buy, or would ever consider, an alternative deal like buying a multimillion dollar inventory of cars, if they knew they could resell the inventory at a much higher amount then they paid? ...
First time poster, but thought you all might enjoy this.
A friend of mine is a first year analyst with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> NY. In addition to getting crushed himself, it...
<em>Throwback Thursday: This was originally posted July 2012</em>
This is all representative of commonsense (but ultimately bad) advice I got during undergrad and followed blindly during <span class='keyword_link'><a...
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I know this topic has been discussed before but I'd like to get some feedback. I've been lurking this site for years and have always found it helpful.
I'm trying to decide between the Part-Time MBA programs at Northwestern Kellogg and Chicago Booth. I've been...
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Many veterans come out of undergrad with some benefits remaining and eligibility to attend state schools MBAs for free. When you way the cost of an almost free first year private vs a completely free public MBA, how do you think it should play out? Particularly comparing a school like UT McCombs vs...
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Any help will be much appreciated!
These days I've heard a term "ABB, Asset-Backed Bond"in my country but I cannot tell any difference between ABB...
Throwback Thursday: This was originally posted July 2012
This is all representative of commonsense (but ultimately bad) advice I got during undergrad and followed blindly during internships. I sorted it all out by the end of my analyst program, but this was frequently accompanied by discomfort, late nights, and general suck.
You might disagree with my stance here. In fact, if you do, feel free to tell me in the comments. I'd very much like to hear that there are workplaces where the following work habits are rewarded rather than punished.
1: Turn changes as quickly as possible.
This is sometimes a recipe for disaster. The earlier you finish, the more time your boss has to second-guess everything. If you know your boss will iterate until the last moment and beyond, it often pays to build in a small amount of downtime for yourself. The finished product will be just as good (or bad), and you'll be slightly more rested for the next shit show they throw at you.
2: Never turn down a project.
Good general principle, but don't be dumb about it. It's nice to accept projects and workstreams up front from a wide variety of people so that your big workload is evident to all. This reputation can last a lot longer than the workload itself, giving you a chance to pick good projects and do well on them. On the other hand, use this reputation to parry anything likely to turn into a fire drill.
The field of financial economics has witnessed the long-time debate of whether stock prices truly reflect all information or is it a lagged adjustment process where market participants gradually react to information which in turn reflect changes in stock market behavior.
Over the course of the last four weeks the stock markets witnessed continuous decline from the highs we had seen in the first half of September. The market recovered at the close on Friday however, a lot seems to be at stake with the release of earning and macroeconomic indicators. Investors have their watchful eyes on the FED as the time for halting QE approaches.
Credence has a corporate culture that is focused on employee empowerment, recognition, reward, and retention.
Credence was started with the vision of creating an organization that would attract the best talent in the industry and treat each team member as a partner in the organization. This is achieved through our culture of excellence and trust that encourages each team member to innovate and take their own initiative.
The Credence corporate culture promotes collaboration and partnership, facilitates successful outcomes by investing in resources and education, and finally, shares the results of our success with every team member.
We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new trends to bring the grand total to a whopping 500+ questions (nothing beats that).
The beauty of how we structure the IB Prep Pack is that both the technical and fit guides walk you through the most common beginner, intermediate and advanced questions while also giving you great sample answers. On top of that, we now also provide you with a MASSIVE appendix with the following banks below that allows you to see the type of interview questions being asked at various levels AT SPECIFIC FIRMS.
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Facebook and Ericsson have created a new methodology to measure and improve end-to-end network performance. According to Ericsson, the network-wide optimization implemented through the joint project delivered up to 70 percent improvement in app coverage while time to content improved up to 70 percent and upload time improved up to 50 percent. Using the methodology, number of connections completed within three seconds improved up to 70 percent.
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As we've advised many times before, practice exams are key to ensuring a pass for the CFA exams. Practice exams give you, well, practice, in answering questions similar to the actual exam, and also informs you if you're lacking in a particular topic. This applies to all 3 levels, but each level is unique in its own way.
For Level I, there is a very specific point each candidate should bear in mind when practicing exam questions, and on exam day itself. Perhaps the most important point to bear in mind above all else. Read on to ensure you're fully clued up on this!
SV TCL har ett brett utbud av världsklass analytiska resurser, att tillåta oss att visuellt undersöka närmare wafer-skala funktioner och fånga data från stötar, kuddar, skrubba märken och sonden djup. Våra funktioner inkluderar:
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Kellogg should also be under as serious consideration as Booth, especially if tuition is a factor. Kellogg often gives students credit for courses already taken- it's the only M7 I know of that does this.
They are both excellent schools. Booth is a little bit better, but not so much that if you're frugal and get a 40% tuition break from Kellogg it's no big deal. (Recall that OP is shopping on cost.). If cost is a factor, and I understand how it can be, Kellogg is surprisingly flexible.
I just want to be clear here that people pursue an M7 MBA with the intention of working harder or taking more career risks, and sell their rights to work less hard anytime soon. If you get an M7 MBA and take out loans to do so, you do not have the option of burning out and spending a year in Colorado as a ski bum (or hang gliding bum). This should scare people IMHO.
The calculus for most people who want an MBA tips in favor of "screw the cost, I want prestige", but a $170K MBA closes off a lot of options that most other people have in exchange for creating options that others don't It's one thing to have the opportunity to work in finance- or as a top tier consultant. It's quite another thing to *need* to work in consulting- to not have the option of leaving.
I currently have two full-time offers one from PwC Management Consulting in NYC and another for Accenture Management Consulting in NYC. If I were to go to PwC I would want to try to get get aligned to TICE (their tech, media, communications, etc group) and specifically either their Customer, Innovation, or Strategy Functions, however there doesn't seem to be any guarantee about placement until a week before you start and I have heard that you might not even get projects within your alignment. At Accenture, I would ideally be aligned to CMT (Communications Media Tech) but could be working across any function; strategy, ops, tech, or digital.