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These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of Corporate Careers (including Corporate Development, Strategy, and more) . Keep in mind this is by no means a comprehensive list and reading old and current posts will help you learn more about the industry. If you think we missed one that should be included here, please e-mail [email protected] the request.
Q&A & Interview posts withprofessionals:
- The Other Road: Corporate Development Associate Fielding Questions
- Corporate Finance Q&A with accountingbyday, BJM85, STorIB, and djfiii
- Q&A with Nefarious - a Strategy Associate at a Fortune 500 Company, Part One (how he broke in, day to day, pros and cons of strategy), Part Two (breaking in, exit opportunities, his view on the defense industry & the fiscal cliff)
Associate covers various topics including why he chose corporate development over investment banking, pay scale, and how to get into a leadership development/rotational program.
Everything you want to know about, development and strategy in one well organized thread.
Strategy associate at a Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense company talks about the benefits of working in Corporate Development.
See the full list of Q&A's & Interviews here: here.
Is Corporate Development or Strategy right for me?
-Corp Dev vs. I-Banking: This thread discusses corporate development, but make sure to pay attention to Monkey Island's examination of the difference between corp dev and investment banking
-Corp Dev vs. Corp Treasury: WallStreetOasis users give guidance on the difference between the corporate development and treasury department
Getting A Job
-Careers: This thread was made to focus on careers available to "B+ students"
-Leadership Development Programs: WSO list of leadership development programs at F500 firms, which long-time user judowned adds a good amount todublin shares a
Other Corporate Roles
- Corporate Finance Q&A with AccountingByDay
- Corporate Treasury VP answering user questions
- Business Development Guy at Start-Up Fielding Questions
Life in a Corporate Career
Compensation (F-500): Users discuss the possible compensation packaged of the executives and senior leaderships at F500 companies, please note, however, that compensation and titles differ from firm to firm
-Corporation Careers (Undergraduate): WSO users try to come up with a list of firms that hire undergrads into their corporate development and strategy departments