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The Wall Street Oasis Job Search Advice Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best threads giving advice on the various aspects of your next job search. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s...
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I'm thinking about applying and here is the job description: "Responsible for supporting the CTL Underwriting Group by conducting a thorough financial / credit analysis review of borrower financial statements and / or tax returns. The scope of the analysis will be on individuals, trusts, partnersh...
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I have an opportunity for a finance position at a a company involved in the cannabis industry. The position would be pretty broad and include due diligence of investments, modeling, pricing, strategic analysis, etc. Overall, the role looks fairly interesting (blend of IB & consulting) and I woul...
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Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly written they rea...
Fear The Bulge
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I just externally transferred into the Cornell Hotel School this year. I'm currently a first-semester sophomore, and I want to break into investment banking. I was wondering if I should transfer into econ in CAS (perhaps that might be better). I am also thinking about possibly majoring in computer s...
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Should I fly for 20 hours and interview in the opposite timezone, or interview through Skype? I feel like both have merit. If it matters, the firm is my top choice. ...
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Hi All, So recently I have been doing a lot networking on LinkedIn for I Banks in my area and happened to notice that one of the high-ups for an I Bank is connected to a former teacher of mine in high school. I reached out to that teacher and asked for an introduction and then before I knew it, the ...
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Is UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler considered a target school? I know most BB banks recruit on campus, but most of the people get send to BAML or WF in Charlotte. How are the job placements to NY and particularly the elite BB banks such as GS, MS, and JPM. If someone is a sophomore at UNC KF, would a ...
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I've recently graduated from a top uni in the UK (Imperial College), with an engineering degree (BEng). I didn't apply to many places during my final year so I didn't get any job offers, partly because I didn't think I'd graduate with a good grade so it'd have been pointless, but have been applying ...
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All, I've been a long time lurker and recently decided to create an account. I'm an international student that summered at Jefferies / HL / UBS, and accepted a return offer to start next July. However, I am getting worried. It seems that a Trump presidency is becoming more and more likely. I don't c...
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In interest of my anonymity I won't say where I'm from. I have an interview at a BB soon and I'm a foreigner studying in the US (native english). On the application, I ticked that I wouldn't require a Visa in the future because I didn't want to get filtered out by the computer screening and wanted t...
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Hi everyone, does anyone know the email address for Goldman's HCM? I did a video interview over two weeks ago and haven't heard back yet. ...
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I know that this is a common question. I just wanted to see everybody's opinion on what are good responses and what aren't. One of the answers that I have used before was that my weakness is my passion because I can become overly passionate about what I am doing, like pitching a certain stock, which...
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Hi guys, How do you recommend preparations for an interview with a TMT group (in Asia) for an IBD analyst position? What are good sources to read up on? What kinds of questions should I expect? Would appreciate some comments and feedback! Thanks! ...
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Was wondering if anyone could shed light on this since from talking to HR at a JPM/MS/GS they have said that the SF office have much fewer spots and they usually go to Stanford and UCB kids. Do most offices do this or are some offices like Chicago or LA more open to non-targets. ...
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Hi Folks, I work for big 4 as an auditor, has been on big four for 4 years now. As I've been exploring jobs, I found good opportunity to work for Mcgladrey doing financial due dilignence on M&As. I am actually Korean, and I also got couple offers in investment banking division(working on M&A...
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Freshman non-target here. School alum network is very limited in the IB field (potentially looking to transfer to better school soph year). I'm a WSO blogging intern, so that's proof of my interest in the field. I have a couple of questions about scoring an internship during the summer after freshm...
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I have a pre-interview dinner coming up the night before an interview for an internship position. I have never been to something like this before so I am not totally sure what to be expecting. I am aware of appropriate table etiquette and the like but I am unsure about the social atmosphere i will b...
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I have already applied to a graduate scheme for Evercore in London. Now im going to the networking event, how do i make myself standout? and even though i have applied can i do anything that could help my application ]? thanks! ...
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Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced Barclays' new recruitment process for London IBD SA. I have been invited to a Business Insight online assessment. Does anyone know what it is about? What kind on question I'll have? Is it SHL or Kenexa or anything else? Thanks !! ...
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Hey all, I have been doing a research internship for about 4 months now. I have one more month left to go, and I can't do it anymore. I started getting extremely stressed 2 months in, working late nights and weekends, and almost had a near burnout. I'm constantly stressed, waking up with heart palpi...
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Anyone know how to do this? Looks like the only thing I can change is the city I worked in. Alternatively, is there a way to delete your entire profile? ...
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I wanted to see if anyone has started receiving notifications about being selected for any of the veteran's programs at JPMC yet. If so, has anyone started the interview process? Anyone been invited to a super-day? ...
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Let me start by saying as a foreigner living and working in this country, and I am incredibly grateful for what this country stands for. I understand the sacrifice that young soldiers have made for this country. That being said - please lose the arrogance. You experience in the military does not mea...
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I'm a senior in industrial engineering at a state college. I have worked for two f500 companies so far. One of which I am currently co-oping in the process improvement group. The one prior to that, was in a corporate finance group (procurement). I have participated in extracurricular activities (RA ...
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Hello guys, I am just a senior in highs school in Ontario, Canada and I was wondering how difficult is it to transfer to NY BB or EB after doing your 2 year analyst gig at CIBC or a BMO type of bank. Thanks for any answers! ...
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I have a first round interview coming up for KPMG's Deal Advisory rotation. Does anyone have previous experience with how this interview may be set up - specifically any technical questions I should focus on? ...
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Hi guys, I have been following the forum for some time now and I need some perspectives regarding this question. How is the elite boutiques or independent advisory firms generally viewed, compared to bulge-bracket banks in London in terms of PE placement, US business school and general comps, presti...
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I'm a rising junior who's currently interning at Morgan Stanley, and I just received a LoR from my boss. I was wondering if this is worth anything for investment banking applications. He's a senior VP at MS. If it is worth attaching it, where can I put it? There's usually # of document restrictions ...
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I am facing somewhat of a unique situation and trying to decide between two potential avenues. My hope is to get into investment banking. As background, I went to a decent school and earned mediocre grades, I graduated in 2014. I have since been working at a small consulting firm that focuses on t...
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Hi, I have an interview for Global Risk Summer Analyst interview at BAML, what kinds of questions should I expect? ...
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I am a sophomore at a top (semi-target) school (top 5 USNWR) and I'm currently unsure what path I should take regarding internships next summer. I want to say that I would like to setup myself for IBD junior year, although I'm not sure whether I wanna join IBD after college (thinking of S&T too)...
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Hey everyone, I'm a soon-to-be uni student and I needed some advice on which uni is the best overall and which one has a greater influence when it comes to placements in BB and EB. I intend to work in New York despite the university I go to and have a great interest in M&A. I'm applying to baruc...
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My situation is kind of weird and I would be thankful for any advice you guys have to give me. I have a Economics degree from UT Austin, and I'm currently back in school for a Finance degree. I did not do too well pursuing a career in Finance, specifically IB or even analysis. So i decided to learn...
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Have an upcoming 1st round interview with Qatalyst and wanted to get people's thoughts on what I should be doing to best prepare myself. Anybody familiar with the process / had a 1st round with them? How technical do they get? Any industry trends I should be particularly aware of? ...
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I thought I'd start this discussion being in a position many fellow recent graduates also find themselves in, namely a non-working participant of the labour force (unemployed). With a degree in economics from one of the many universities in the UK that claim to be no. 3 and previous experience in co...
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I got an interview from a start up firm and it's like a FP&A position, involving lots of planning& forecasting and facing management to provide business performance KPIs. The interviewers are hiring manager and CFO, so I'm wondering what questions should I prepared for? Thanks! ...
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Like I promised, I'm back to give an explanation on how to get an internship after freshman or sophomore year. I'm not offering any guarantees, but I can tell you that it has worked for me, and it depends on the effort you put in. Want a job? Earn it. I'm writing this more as a recommendation for fr...
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Similar questions have been asked. None are directly relevant to my situation. I expect to run into issues along the way, know overall persistence and developing a solid track record is key. However, after 2 rounds of extremely positive interviews, loving the company and the people I've met...The of...
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Engineering student in London with past internships in Accenture(consulting) and small private equity firm (Trading intern). Should I be applying to summer analyst or full time graduate? I have heard that most of the full time positions go to past interns on those companies... ...
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Has anyone applied to BlackRock to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if anyone has completed it and could tell me what questions were on it that would be great! I'm not sure whether to expect to submit one long story about...
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I attended a good private school for high school, but I made terrible grades and had to go to Crappy College my freshman year before transferring to Semi-Target for the remaining three years of undergrad. Is it misleading to include my high school and Semi-Target while leaving off Crappy College (wh...
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I'm a junior at a target Ivy League school and I'm majoring in computer science. This summer I can either take a job with a relative's very small/startup investment bank (don't really know anything about it other than it operates out of Boston and a certain pacific country, but I trust my relative) ...
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Has anyone ever actually gotten an offer after being placed on "hold" or "waitlisted" ...
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Hi Everyone, I have an upcoming interview with EDF Trading (Part of the EDF Group) for a Junior Treasury Analyst Position (Back Office) role based in London, UK. --------------------- Job Descriptions below: The Junior Treasury Analyst role sits within the Treasury department. The treasury team are...
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Myself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's IBD summer internship. However, I believe they are not interviews, but rather you recording answers. Anybody have any experience with this/know what they ask? ...
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Has anyone applied to Goldman yet and heard back about the video interview yet? Any insight is appreciated. 8/12/16 Update -- gathered form the comments here's what we presume to know so far: These interviews are currently being given to students applying for 2017 summer internships. It seems man...
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I'm applying to GS, MS, JPM, & BlackRock for their Internal Audit & Finance divisions. I am a junior Finance major with a 3.4 GPA (yes, I'm aware that my GPA isn't great). I can't really decide which division I would prefer. What can you share about bonuses, room for growth, and work hours i...
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Hey guys, Many of you have been tremendously helpful whenever I've had a question, so first off thanks for that. If this post is too long, I've included cliffs at the bottom. I'm currently a junior undergrad at a semi-target (non-Ivy but great b-school), studying Economics and Mathematics. Like many...
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I found some information about Goldman's Pride Summit on here. It looks like the application deadline is usually around October 25 each year. Should I expect the application to open within the next few days or did they discontinue this program? Can't find much information on their website about it. ...
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I applied to a few positions at BBs via their career page. I'm from a target school with an alright gpa and some experience within the industry although I'm a new graduate. Does anyone know if there's a normal time to expect HR to reach out if they want to interview you? Or does it vary by firm on ...
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I'm looking to start a 1-yr masters program this summer, and I'm thinking of starting to reach out to alums in IBD. I'm an international student, so I'll need H1B sponsorship. I understand that the banks that received TARP money have major hurdles towards hiring foreign students, but if the money is...
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I have a case interview over the phone - I've done case interviews before but never over the phone. Does anyone have any tips for doing a case interview over the phone? ...
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Hey all, Anyone have any experience interviewing with / working for Koch industries? I am in an interview process with Invista, their chemicals subsidiary and was looking to see if anyone had any experience here. Thanks! ...
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Below are 6 different people with different pay (assuming no vacation days): Person A - $60k a year salary (no bonus) - works 8 hours a day/5 days a week = $28.85/hour Person B - $60k a year salary ($40k bonus) - works 8 hours a day/5 days a week = $48.08/hour Person C - $60k a year salary (no bonus...
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Does anybody have experience with this company? Is it reputable? I don't want my CV spread out all over different networks... ...
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Hey guys, So I am a recent UCSB grad where I majored in Econ/Accounting. Right after graduation I took a job at a buy side advisory firm where I essentially worked as an outsourced corporate development analyst for PE firms. I was pretty much doing research and asking people if they're looking to se...
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Hey guys, I just wanted some advice and input, perhaps from those who do recruiting for graduates? But any input will be appreciated. I graduated from the University of Cape Town, in South Africa. I guess this would be classified as a "target school" as it is rated as the best university on the Afr...
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If you could give Jamie Dimon one piece of advice, what would it be and why? I'm anticipating this as one of my JPM interview questions, but I'm not really sure where to start. What advice do I, a lowly prospective analyst, have to offer to the CEO of one of the largest banks in the world? ...
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Okay so i'm come to realise this is a long ting and i should choose the right way to secure an IB position and to write whatever until i fill the 100 character limit ...
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I am deciding right now between working as an Analyst at a PE arm of a F500 (coming to America to start making acquisitions in the US) OR joining a very boutique advisory shop that focuses on Insurance. One is Ibanking while the other is PE, but the PE job would have better industry coverage and I w...
|1||4 days 20 hours ago|
what's better in terms of culture, deal flow, exit opps? Credit Suisse Tech SF, Deutsche Bank Tech SF, BAML Tech Palo Alto, Citi Tech SF? ...
|10||5 days 1 hour ago|
Hi all I need some insights on FT recruiting. To give a background snapshot, I have a BEng+MBA from India with around 6 years in IB (primarily in TMT and last position was VP) in debt capital market in India. Currently I am enrolled into a MFE program on the west coast and interned with a distressed...
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I graduated from a non target school May 16, currently in a retail training program in a top bank (6 month program). I was really interested in ECM or S&T but I settled because I wanted to secure a job out of college and that was the best opportunity given to me. Now that this 6 month is comin...
winnie the pooh
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When people ask me about my career, I simply tell them that after becoming disillusioned with non-profit work, I went to London Business School to transition to a role at an investing firm. In reality, the shift was much more complicated than that. The following is a comprehensive history of how I w...
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So I am deciding which offer to pursue. I am currently leaning away from Goldman since I've heard some bad things about Capital Markets, but I would like a few opinions from my fellow monkeys, as to develop a well rounded opinion. Yes, I understand that this is my decision and I should take your res...
|2||5 days 11 hours ago|
How do I maintain that relationship with someone. I clicked with some people, and didn't click with others, but since it was my first time I was kinda like a seesaw trying to find that balance. If i am still in good standing I don't want to burn a bridge, or forget these extremely helpful people who...
|3||5 days 12 hours ago|
Would you leave a full time job (at a top company in industry not related to finance) for an internship in a BB IBD to reset your career? Advantages: 1. You get to work in IBD, get relevant experience, and off-cycle interns are likely to convert (more time with the team etc). 2. The internship pay ...
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Hello all, I've been a lurker for some time now and have found/utilized some useful information on this site, so I wanted to give back in some way. I recently landed an investment banking analyst position at a boutique bank for M&A. In regards to my background, I graduated from a non-target wi...
|39||5 days 13 hours ago|
For all interested in Investment Analyst internships at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... Interview Process: In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, why Asset Management, how did you hear about the fir...
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Hey WSO family, Back in July I applied to Goldman and was asked to interview via pre-recorded video in mid Aug (HireVue or whatever that software is called). I erroneously assumed that it was for IBD, which is what I applied for, but in reality it was actually for the Investment Management Division,...
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Hello Monkeys, I'm about to accept a Commercial Banking offer at a MM bank and wanted to inquire a bit as to the pay progression and exit opps. The starting salary is 75k plus bonus, which honestly struck me as a bit high, and due to the size of the company there is no split between the Relationship...
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I'm currently in grad school to become a physician assistant. I've realized I like finance more than medicine and want to enroll in a master's in finance program. Any advice for how to get accepted or how to change career plans? ...
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Basically I gave an interview coming up in ~1.5 weeks for this role (graduate position) in one of the B4s, and wondering what kind of topics I should read up on, what kind of questions the interviewers will be likely to ask, generally how to better prepare myself for the interview. I reside in Asia,...
|0||5 days 16 hours ago|
Some people might be better employees doing their jobs than being a student. Some smart/hardworking people might not be able to afford to go to a target school. Any thoughts? ...
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I'm a college senior with an offer to return to the bank where I interned last summer. However, I am going through the recruiting process to train to become a Marine officer. The commitment is a minimum of 4 years. If I return to civilian life in the future, will banking opportunities be open to me ...
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Hi all. I'm a rising junior at a target (not HYP) and am at the top of my class GPA-wise. For my sophomore internship, I am working at a $1B+ VC firm. I'm involved in some finance/investment organizations on campus and a few non-finance ones as well. I have done some networking but not that much. Ho...
Make Piper Jaffray Great Again
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I recently completed a 10 week internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park, CA. In short, Makena is a special firm and I believe they offer one of the most transformative internship programs in the world of finance. Anyone remotely interested in investing should jump at the chance of spend...
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Hey, So I just finished my freshman year at Ohio State and finished with a 3.7. I wasn't able to land an internship this summer, although I did not try extremely hard. Right now I'm just kinda working a couple of jobs and might play around with this business me and a friend started. It's still in d...
|3||6 days 9 hours ago|
I'm starting to reach out to ppl and have secured a few coffee chats with BBs, IBD. What are good things to ask in a coffee chat or networking session, with someone (say an analyst/associate) that you have no connection to? Aka not a warm connection I've found in my first few runs that after goi...
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I have been talking to a few of my friends, who are already in industry, and majority of them talk about negotiating their salaries and how they wish they would have started negotiating earlier. Did you guys have any experience negotiating? What were the outcomes? Is it generally a good sign to nego...
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Hello everyone! Im pretty sure this question has been asked thousands of times now but I'd like to share my story with you all. I am a freshman at a non-target school in the northeast (think Rutgers/CUNY/Fordham) with a decent amount of alumni in the industry. And in order to get a glimpse into how ...
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Has anyone done this yet for summer analyst positions? Any insight or advice would be appreciated :) ...
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Background: Non-target MS, Big 4 - 1st yr senior Goal: global macro investment analyst Been managing my own incubator global macro fund for almost a year (90% of my net worth invested), with annualized return of 3.1%. Every position I take is backed with a detailed analysis in the quarterly report I...
|31||1 week 1 hour ago|
I have an offer due in 4 days to accept internal audit at JP. It would be for a minimum commitment of one year. The problem is that I didn't know what I wanted to do in life until recently, so when I applied to internships last year I just applied randomly and happened to get this one over the summe...
|3||1 week 3 hours ago|
Can someone talk about Morgan Stanley's reputation (culture, actions)? People always mention things about Goldman's culture and their unity. I'm curious what people in the business think about MS. What are is the general talk about the people that work there and how they run their business. Thanks i...
|0||1 week 6 hours ago|
I'm a college freshman at a non-target university in the southeast. My school does have one of the best accounting and law schools in the country, or at least that's what they told me at orientation. Anyway, I want to break into investment banking when i graduate, so for now I'm trying to network an...
|7||1 week 6 hours ago|
Hey Everyone, I have a phone interview coming up with Robert W. Baird. The position I applied for is Equity Research Analyst. I come from a non-target school, and I am not sure what type of questions I should be expecting to field. I was wondering if anyone had any advice? I will be speaking with an...
|1||1 week 11 hours ago|
I just stumbled across the company Park Lane and the idea of combining business in sports with investment banking sounds like a dream job to me(and i'm sure many others). I was wondering if anyone knew their company's email format or any additional insights about the company that would be helpful. ...
|0||1 week 12 hours ago|
Hi all, I used to be a semi professional gamer back in middle school for a game called Dota and have ranked top 100 in a game called League of Legends which is a relatively big pc game. My question is... do you think it would be beneficial to talk about that experience during an interview? Not sure ...
|8||1 week 12 hours ago|
Do you want to be part of a team that helps keep the UK working? HMRC has a challenging and exciting role to offer you as a Higher Officer Caseworker. HMRC's work and the revenue it collects touches the lives of every single adult and business in the UK. We are the business that helps to keep the UK...
|0||1 week 12 hours ago|
Hi, Next week, there will be a BB bank at our school talking about the future of banking. I still struggle how I should behave and what questions I should ask to make a lasting impression or get a business card. Thanks a lot. ...
|1||1 week 13 hours ago|
A Vice President in a bank's best group at a top BB (GS/JPM/MS) told me he flagged my resume. He also sent me a referral link to apply via. Would you guys say that this is a guaranteed/near-guaranteed interview? ...
Make Piper Jaffray Great Again
|1||1 week 14 hours ago|
Guys I am getting my first email responses this weekend and I am pumped. How should I go about setting up the follow up phone calls. I don't know about their schedules and some of them are in different time zones. How Should I go about doing this.... Am I supposed to be suggesting different days and...
|0||1 week 14 hours ago|
After reaching out to my contact at a bank, he said that I should update him with my resume to be considered for a 'write in' and call directly if I have any questions. That was nearly two weeks ago, so should I call or do I just keep waiting it out? ...
|0||1 week 15 hours ago|
Hi everybody, I have been reading WSO since I was about 16 and then I stopped for about a few years while at university so a quick thanks to all of the monkeys for their indispensable advice. I have secured a one year graduate scheme at a big EM bank in Dubai (IB) which gives me the opportunity to ...
|3||1 week 15 hours ago|
I recently had two phone interviews with the Morgan Stanley Real Estate group (MSREI) for a full-time entry level analyst position. Does anyone know what the overall process is like or how many interviews they usually do? Thanks ...
|5||1 week 17 hours ago|
Hi All, Great advice on this forum. Am currently interviewing for a couple of roles out in Dubai, and (fingers-crossed) ought to reach the comp negotiation stage soon. I know that a few years ago multiple allowances / stipends were the norm in Dubai - is this still the case? Given the expensive rent...
|1||1 week 17 hours ago|