The takeaways are in bold
<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...
<em>Mod Note (Andy): My current and past content <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> created this post for you guys which includes some of our best...
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 just want to gauge the WSO crowd on this one. I am damn determined to make it into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> and I know how difficult...
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:
* Consultant for a strategy/<span...
I will be starting with a Big 4 firm in their valuation group and was approached by a partner to consider looking into the firm's intellectual property practice (I have a background in electrical engineering and worked as a research analyst with a small VC fund for about two years, researching...
What was your first job in real estate and how has it impacted the rest of your career and long term goals? As for me I'm interning at a small brokerage/appraisal/property management company but my interest is more in acquisitions/development (mostly influenced from wso). Would love to hear...
I have a very small investment to make for my godson. A couple hundred dollars worth. I'd like to purchase some stocks in his name. It would be nice to have an account for him that I can keep adding to. Where do I start? What should I...
I am set to start at a non-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> consulting firm in the Winter. However, want to use the time in between to recruit for IB positions. Should I...
Was wondering if anyone else saw this post on Business Insider today, regarding tips for non-targets to get an internship in banking.
Thoughts on the material? Comments? How have other people gained knowledge about the...
So I am supposed to have a sitdown with my superior to discuss my career and future in general. I know this person well enough and I feel that the more specific I am, the more this person can make things happen.
I was hired into a sort of rotational program. They told me I'd have to move...
As we've all been through the CFA exams, all of us at 300 Hours know the jitteriness that you're feeling now. We also know that there can be quite a few questions on what the results were, pass rates, comparisons to previous years, and whether you can get a more accurate estimate of your score.
That's why we've pulled together this handy post, where we cover everything you need to know about the CFA June 2014 results - except your own score, of course, which you will get in your inbox!
In the final run-up to the exams, I know you're most likely up to your eyeballs in practice exams. Probably completely tired of anything CFA related and just want it to be over one way or another.
It's nearly over, and the last week stretch is really important, so give it a last push!
Besides boosting your knowledge on the CFA exams, we've always advocated here at 300 Hours that you know the exam format well (hence our focus on doing lots of practice exams!). Every little counts towards pushing beyond the Minimum Passing Score, so approaching the real CFA exams, let's do a quick review of tips that may make the small percentage difference that you need to push into Pass territory.
You should be done with your CFA curriculum one month before your exam.
Finishing up your curriculum allows you to start to focus on taking the exam and practicing exam conditions. But if you haven't managed to completely cover your notes yet, not to worry. There are ways of quickly wrapping up, and I'm going to go through them with you today.
However, it's important to note that this is not a secret technique to magically save your ass irrespective of how much material you have left to cover. If you've not scheduled your time properly and have really gotten caught out with a lot of material unlearnt, your preparation isn't going to be ideal no matter what.
You've been consistently working hard studying, trying end-of-chapter (EOC) questions, and perhaps even attempted some practice papers already.
With 1 month left to go, a little structured plan goes a long way.
Why? Because this is the period where your learning rate is the highest, when you are actually tested to apply what you've learned so far - and more importantly - the opportunity to identify and fill the gaps in your knowledge, just in time for the exams. It's what you do in this last month that makes a difference between a Band 10 and a Pass.
Job search can be tough in the current climate, especially if you're switching careers into finance.
I've had the opportunity to be on both sides of the table - as an interviewee and as an interviewer for financial roles - which provided useful perspective on what makes a candidate a great fit for a particular role.
Flashcards. If you're a CFA candidate, at some point you would have considered using them.
Sometimes you find them ridiculously useful, and sometimes you may find them a bit ineffective - why is that?
The secret to effective flashcard use is in the methods. Successful CFA candidates utilise flashcards that makes the most of their study time. I found them to be a great CFA study aid when I was taking the exams, and they helped greatly in answering concept-definition questions especially in Levels I and II.
You’ve always heard that binging is bad for your health.
No surprise: doctors recommend that you avoid eating a whole tub of ice cream in one sitting. However, less obvious and new research finds that binge studying is bad for your ability to retain information. Read more to find out about how to effectively increase you study retention!
With less than 60 days for the CFA exams, a lot of you must be feeling the pressure to change gears and started rushing through the topics to get as much as possible done.
However, unlike other exams, CFA is both about intellect and practice. It's difficult to learn new topics and master them in less than 60 days, especially when there is just so much to read. Here are some tips that will help you perform better: