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<strong>If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take “prestige” out of the equation.</strong>
I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Wharton due to rankings. She ended up...
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Been a long time reader of WSO and I have to say it has been helpful. I thought I would give way to those wanting to explore corporate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture...
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...
Long time user here, been wanting to do a AMA for a while but always worried about identity issues. Finally took the time to start a dummy account to post. Don't waste SB since it's a dummy account.
I've done a little searching, but didn't see much.
What kind of MBA schools would a candidate like this have a decent shot at?
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New monkey on the website. I've been reading WSO for a while however now a new contributing author. I just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce my self and open up an AMA!
Here is a quick overview of my background:
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So I have been an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> intern at a MM bank over the course of this summer. I know this is a minute detail but what should it be...
I have not been in touch with some contacts for a while and I plan to send some follow up emails to them.
I want to prepare some questions to ask them but I don't want to seem like I ask them only for the sake of asking them.
Is it appropriate that I just give them an update about myself and...
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So I'm currently doing an SA at a MM and we're given a few talks by managers or just generally talking to people and something I see quite a bit is managers who try discourage you from the job or almost seem depressed about what they've done/are doing.
This isn't just because...
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Conclusions: Stocks lost ground with the Dow losing 0.8% for the week while the S&P 500 held even. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of small cap stocks – the Russell 2000 fell 0.6%. A few more stocks fell than rose but we still saw...
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I've got a great interview today for any readers who are thinking of pursuing an Executive MBA. I recently had a chance to interview an Executive MBA student at a top-15 school in the country.
Typical Full-Time programs at top schools like Harvard and Wharton are discussed at length on WSO on an almost daily basis. I know there are plenty of folks who'd prefer a part-time program but might be uncertain about making the jump.
Read on for some insight into the reasons someone might attend a part-time MBA program and what life is like when you're balancing a full-time job with a part-time education.
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For all the talk of private equity and hedge funds as exit opps here on WSO, one interesting route that often goes overlooked is the non-profit path.
Too often non-profit and charitable work gets lumped into one of two camps:
Something for liberal arts students
Something you've got to do to round out your b-school apps
Well, I'm here today to obliterate this false dichotomy.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Myerson, the founder of Haymakers For Hope, a truly awesome charity that combines amateur boxing and the fight to end cancer. He's an ex-Goldman Analyst with a truly unique story to tell. Read on to learn more.
This post is for lovers of boxing or anyone who wants to do their part to K.O. Cancer.
Haymakers for Hope is back in NYC for its 2nd annual charity boxing event and it's looking for men and women to train at one NYC's top boxing gyms for four months before stepping in the ring to literally fight cancer.
So, I've taken some time to peruse through WSO's 2013 Compensation Database, and it's honestly awesome. I've been on WSO for a while, from my time as a bright-eyed undergrad trying to break into a summer analyst gig, to my time as a jaded banking analyst, seeking out the greener pastures of private equity. The site has always provided tremendous value.
With that said, I think the 2013 Compensation Database is among the most interesting and useful things I've ever seen on the site. The sheer amount of information is astounding, and the presentation and formatting would please even the most hardass of Managing Directors.
I highly recommend you do what you have to do to gain access to it. Whether that's adding info a review for the company you work for, insight into an interview you had, or detailing your comp last year, it's worth it. Plus it's anonymous, so there's no fear of anyone finding out who you are.
Now, I'm not here today to drone on about the benefits of the database, rather, I'm here to share a few of the fun things I found while I was digging through it. Read on to find out what I found...
Last Thursday, Bloomberg announced that it has begun integrating Twitter functionality into its service platform. It filters company and market-centric tweets for its base of over 300,000 subscribers. This came shortly after the SEC provided guidance that would allow for companies to distribute their announcements and press releases through social media websites.
Bloomberg's service is heavily filtered and entirely focused on providing high quality, potentially market moving news to its users. Traditionally, banks and trading houses have restricted use of Twitter at the office for compliance reasons, so this service offers traders and Analysts a means of keeping up with twittersphere without resorting to their phones and without worrying the firm's legal staff.
I think that this goes a long way to confirm what we already know, that Twitter and other social media can move markets. I was curious to get an insider's view of just how important social media is in the trading world, so I reached out to a trader friend of mine for his view. Read on to hear what he had to say...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you've probably heard the word Bitcoin thrown around in the news quite a bit. If you're a bit more web savvy, or an active Redditor, chances are you've known about it for a few years. But, do you really know what Bitcoin is, how it works, or where it comes from?
Given the recent uptick of interest in, and value of, Bitcoin, I decided to do a little digging to see what I could find out. Going into my investigation into the so-called virtual currency, I found myself pleasantly surprised about a number of things. Specifically, how it functions, how it's created, and the mystery surrounding its founding father.
Since taking over Yahoo back in July 2012, Marissa Mayer has been on a mission to transform the company into a modern web power player. Yahoo, with its massive and diverse array of content, is a portal for millions of people on the web. Whether you're interested in checking out share prices, reading up on your favorite NBA team, or entering a fantasy football league, you can do it, and much more, through Yahoo.
With that said, Yahoo continues to get crushed in search and email and is seen as something of a dinosaur in the age of Web 2.0. Ms. Mayer's job is to make Yahoo cutting-edge again. As the youngest female Fortune 500 CEO and the 20th employee of Google, it would seem as though she's an excellent pick for the job.
Back in February, Dell announced that it had reached an agreement in principle to be taken private by its founder, Michael Dell, and Silver Lake, the Silicon Valley based technology private equity firm. Microsoft would also be investing in the deal, but would have no equity ownership or board representation post-close. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders would receive $13.65 a share, a 25% premium over the share price on January 11th, the last day the stock traded before rumors of a buyout started running rampant.
Dell, the world's number three PC manufacturer, is in the middle of an ongoing effort to transform the company into an enterprise solutions business for small and medium size businesses. A mini-IBM of sorts. Over the last three years, the company has made a number of acquisitions to bolster its enterprise credentials, though its lower-margin PC business still accounts for about half of the company's total revenue.
While Google has been hard at work on its vision of mainstream Geordi La Forge eyewear, Apple is searching for its next disruptive innovation. And while fan boys and investors alike have spent years waiting for Apple to unveil a TV, it appears as though the next Apple product line might come in the form of a watch.
Rather than doing a deep dive into answers to technical questions and related minutia, which is better suited for a formalized interview guidebook, I thought I'd give a brief overview of the more easily brushed over aspects of PE interviews. Things that can easily be missed when you're busy prepping your technical knowledge and brushing up on your deal experience.
To be clear, my focus is on superday style interviews, the kind in which you've already completed your case study and are meeting with multiple members of the firm. A day in which you should expect to meet anyone, from Associate on up to Partner and everywhere in between.