WSO Conference: Only 4 Days Away!...and Reason #4 (out of 28) to Join Us.O
There are 4 days remaining until the conference (June 29th) and each day we'll be listing off another reason for why you should join us at the conference.
Reason #4: Join us at the pre-conference Happy Hour Friday night (June 28th) at 7PM. Galway Hooker Bar (we have the back "Pool Room" reserved. ~50 people expected to attend. 21+ only. See full info here: NYC Pre-Conference Happy Hour
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Reason #5: Jared Dillian is our keynote speaker! I know I've mentioned it before but just want to reiterate how awesome it is that he'll be joining us. For a refresher check out this video interview he did with Eddie + see his WSO Blog. (his LAST MILE post from last week is a great read in case you missed it.
Reason #6: This isn't some small ~50 person mini-conference. We're nearing 300 tickets issued and in the last week expect another ~50 sales. The crowd will be a mix of like-minded students, professionals (numerous certified users), panelists, wso staff, and speakers.
Reason #7: Value. Considering the price for a ticket vs the benefits you will receive this conference offers up some of the best value for students and young professionals looking to advance their careers in the financial world.
Reason #8: All attendees will receive 50% of their first Wall Street Mentors session.
will connect you to an expert in your target industry for candid, focused guidance. With a strong network of industry veterans who recruit at top banks, PE firms, hedge funds and consulting firms, you can be sure you will find a perfect match for your needs.
Reason #9: All attendees will receive a free three month subscription to the WSO Video Library ($60 value)
The Wall Street Oasis video library offers more than 80 exclusive finance videos, including recordedand detailed Q&A finance videos with our experienced .
To get access: Email [email protected] a receipt of your ticket purchase with a request for the 3-month access and your username.
Reason #10: Meet Patrick, the founder and Chief Monkey of WSO. He'll be busy of course but would love to shake the hand of everyone that attends. If you see him around make sure to say hi!
Reason #11:Joshua Pearl (co-author of Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions) will also be in attendance. He will be sitting on panel #2 “Resume and Interview Best Practices”.
Reason #12: Attendees will walk away from the WSO Conference with a larger professional network, a stronger resume, extensive knowledge about the finance industry, and an acute awareness of their post-graduate professional goals.
Reason #13: Because it is pretty much guaranteed to be beneficial for your career. Not convinced? See "How WSO has enhanced my IB/PE career" by CompBanker
Reason #14: The 4 Discussion Panels: Throughout the day there will be four 60-minute discussion panels, each composed of 3-4 finance professionals plus one moderator. The fourth panel is entitled “Options Outside of Investment Banking: Prop Trading, HFs and Consulting”. 20 minutes for the panelists to talk about their background and opinion on the matter, and then a 40 min Q&A with the moderator and audience.
Reason #15: The 4 Discussion Panels: Throughout the day there will be four 60-minute discussion panels, each composed of 3-4 finance professionals plus one moderator. The third panel is entitled “Banking and Trading Survival Tips”. 20 minutes for each panelist to talk about their background, and then a 40 min Q&A with the moderator and audience.
Reason #16: The 4 Discussion Panels: Throughout the day there will be four 60-minute discussion panels, each composed of 3-4 finance professionals plus one moderator. The second panel is entitled “Resume and Interview Best Practices”. 20 minutes for each panelist to talk about their background, and then a 40 min Q&A with the moderator and audience.
Reason #17: The 4 Discussion Panels: Throughout the day there will be our 60-minute discussion panels, each composed of 3-4 finance professionals plus one moderator. The first panel is entitled “The State of Wall Street: Investment Banking, Private Equity and Hedge Funds in 2013”. 20 minutes for each panelist to talk about their background, and then a 40 min Q&A with the moderator and audience.
Reason #18: Joshua Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions)will also be speaking at the conference along with Jared Dillian. Joshua is a Managing Director at and author of
Reason #19:This is the last day to get over 50% off your conference ticket, prices will be going up at midnight tonight.
Reason #20: The catered lunch will be delicious! Though you might be so busy talking to others (see below) that you'll forget to eat :)
Reason #21: Meet other members of the WSO Community! Patrick and some members of the WSO team will be there, some certified users will be there (obviously respect other's privacy and don't ask for usernames - except for shorttheworld who will proudly be wearing his username on his name-tag) + meet hundreds of other WSO members. There will be ample time to network with others (before/after, at SideBar, at lunch, and between panels.)
Reason #22: The WSO Conference Afterparty (21+) - Join us at SideBAR (120 E 15th St) in their back event-room shortly after the conference. Last year's afterparty was an amazing time; the room was packed, the drinks were flowing, and a group of us stayed around late into the night They're also offering up the same $5 draft beer special from 7-8PM.
Reason #23: Jared Dillian will be the keynote speaker. He is the author of Street Freak (named the #1 business book by Bloomberg Newsweek in 2011), former head trader at Lehman Brothers and current editor of investor newsletter, The Daily Dirtnap.
Reason #24: As an attendee you'll receive 1 Free Year of Boost Pro from ($199 value)
Boost Pro is an all-in-one suite of time-saving tools designed for people who build in
Reason #26: Free 3-month subscription to the WSO Job Board. ($45 value) - You've been able to browse these jobs for free, now you'll have access to apply to them
Reason #27: You'll get a free Black WSO T-
These have been a fan fav as of late and all attendees will get a free at check-in.
Reason #28: attendees to the conference get a special discounted rate at Hotel Penn (the conference venue).
To get the discount: Call Hotel Pennsylvania at 800-223-8585 and mention the group "Wall Street Oasis Conference" and you'll get the following rates for Friday & Saturday:
* $149/night for a king bed ($348.94 total w/ taxes) and
* $169 ($394.96 total w/ taxes) for 2 double beds.
Also want to remind you that we are quickly running out of discounted tickets for the 2013 WSO Conference and we are LESS THAN 5 WEEKS AWAY!
So if you haven't jumped in on the current deal, you shouldn't wait...
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The Discounted Level only has a certain # of tickets available before we bump the price again.
What people are saying:
T-looks great. I booked the Hotel Penn -- far better than even the corporate rates at the surrounding hotels. Nice work lining that up. See you all there.
Those are some fine looking t-shirts, I have to say. If we for some (pathetic reason, no doubt) aren't going to make it to the conference, do we get to buy them off you for say, less than $50? BTW, that hotel rate is pretty awesome. Everything else in NYC is about twice the price!
Glad I can round out my WSO collection with a black t!
Patrick, you forgot the most obvious perk of all besides meeting all the awesome people.......
..........The afterparty. :)
—In The Flesh
If any of you are actually in NY and still thinking about whether or not you should go... you really should. Stop thinking about it, and buy the goddamned ticket.