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WSO Resume Review: get ready!Please check out our new Resume Review service to get your resume ready for recruiting season: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/page/wso-resume-review ...
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Message Board Rules and NetiquetteAs the community continues to grow and evolve, let's try to keep it at least somewhat civil, useful and entertaining. Please read in the WSO User Guidelines in detail before posting to WSO. ...
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Should my friend take this job offer?My friend, fresh out of undergrad, is assessing whether to take a Portfolio Management Analyst role at Hall Capital Partners in SF--does anyone know about the exit opps / career path/ anything at all? Seems like they are well-respected: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/34559... Is this a...
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How is MS risk reporting in terms of prestige?Got an interview for a MS risk reporting analyst. Just wondering how it stacks up in terms of prestige and exit opps. ...
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Thoughts on hiring a *gasp* womanSince the overwhelming majority of advice on here is from men for men (although most of it applies to women just the same), thought I create a new thread since there hasn't been one that I've come across lately that addresses the recruiting aspect as it applies to women in preperationg for FT recrui...
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Will my internship offer be rescinded - Thoughts?For starters, a lot has changed in my life over the course of the past year and a half. My first couple years of college were pretty insane - filled with both good and bad times. While I have indeed managed to tone down the partying and consequently place a greater emphasis on academics, a few incid...
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Future Leaders in Finance SRRHas anyone done the Future Leaders in Finance program offered by Stout Risius Ross? I got accepted to be interviewed for it and would like to hear some first-hand experiences. ...
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How to get back into the industry after a yearHi, I've been working in the industry for about 9 years, but I left my last role after my dad passed away in May last year and my mom the year before. I took it really hard and my family thought it would be better for come work for them. I've been working in a family business (non-financial services...
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Taking time off for interview?I just want to know how do students with a full time internship or co-op take time off for interviews. One may receive several BB+MM interviews plus a few subsequent final rounds/superdays. How do they take time off from job without being f**ked by their boss? ...
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FT - FIXED INCOME RESEARCH VS S&T - HELP!!!!Hi all, I'm facing quite a dilemma now as I have to decide between ft offers in fi research (HY specifically) and s&t. have been scouring all the threads in WSO regarding exit opps of s&t and considering pros & cons of each path. Certainly, I understand skill sets obtained will be differ...
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Summer Plan of AttackMonkeys, I hope everybody's summer is off to a great start. I am writing to you today for some advice on my summer plan of attack. Just finished my second year (sophomore) with a 3.9 GPA. I want to prepare myself for the summer internships process next year and would like some advice what and how sh...
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How my first internship in a big bank turned out. Help?Fellas, so last week I got a non-paying internship at Citi Bank in the corporate banking division. I was in the credit analysis area. I got in thanks to my brother's friend that works in the same area as a junior associate. 3 other interns along with myself started this very Monday. Here's the thing...
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Two Internships at the Same TimeStarting at a BB as a FLDP summer analyst in New York soon but I have an opportunity work at a hedge fund as well. I'd like to be able to intern at both places. The hedge fund knows my situation, but I don't plan on telling the bank - do not think it would go over well. However, my concern would be ...
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Northwestern Mutual Internship QuestionYup, we're having this thread again. Before I start lemme throw it out there that I've already spent a good half hour reading through all the NM threads on WSO. Anyway, I'm a freshman at the University of Non-Targets, and I got a call today from Northwestern Mutual's finance department, and the la...
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How difficult is it to land an ops job?Hi guys. So I'm wondering, if I'm not interested in a FO role and am just looking for an ops position, how difficult is it to land that in today's economy? I went to a below average college and graduated with a bachelors in finance. I am in the NYC area and I have no specific preference in terms of ...
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Poor quality finance recruitersWondering if anyone else has had experience with poor quality recruiters? In the UK recruitment has become a massive industry but a lot of the people who work in these firms have never worked in the industry they're recruiting for and worse yet, are just generally lacking in knowledge. Just today I...
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Disadvantages of starting in a non-financial hub?Offer on the table to work as a BO analyst with a BB in its Southeast (USA) office. Apparently, this specific office that I would be working in is pretty fucking horrible in terms of quality of employees and work. I'm not intentionally putting down the employees (I graduated from a non-target with a...
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How would you play this background?I got a BS in business from a good southern California business school, an MBA (on a scholarship) from a top 25 US program and a law degree from a small European country. I only have experience from internships, no real work experience. I thought I wanted to do business law but realized that I am mo...
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Should I list a sub 3.0 GPA on a resume?Im not stupid, I was just lazy during my undergrad and literally did not try very hard. I have a 2.6 overall and a 2.8 in business/finance classes A lot of people say that you need to list your GPA on your resume because if you dont, recruiters might assume its below 2.0 or something. Personally, I...
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(Moodys, S&P, Fitch) Credit Research --> Sell-Side Investment Banking: M&A, Leveraged Finance, Research or Buy-side ResearchHello, I will be beginning my analyst role at one of the top 3 rating agencies. My role is within Corporate Credit (HY & IG Bonds) where I will be responsible for assisting with the coverage of a portfolio of companies specifically in one sector group ( TMT or Energy). Most of the work is financ...
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From medical school aspirations to finance...how do I start?Hey guys, I'm brand new and this is my first post so bear with me. I'm a recent graduate from a CSU (state college) with a bio major/chem minor on track for med school but am now at a crossroads. I started my college career as a business major in 2009 but was scared away from this field due to the...
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Is MS risk reporting back office?I got an interview for a Morgan Stanley Risk Reporting Analyst and here are the responsibilities. To be successful, candidates will need to have a relevant educational background (economics, mathematics, statistics and programming languages), a strong desire to learn, and the ability to work on a mu...
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Getting back in touch with your colleaguesHi all, 2 months ago I was fired (in a good way) from the PE firm. I was able to connect with an Associate Director very well and I wanted to send him an email just to update him about where I stand in my career. Also, before I actually left the firm, he did mention to keep him posted about what I d...
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Should I keep calling this recruiter back?I received a phone call from an in-house recruiter at a BB for a middle office software developer position. I left a voicemail and didn't hear back from him for a couple of business days. Then I called him and he said that he likes my background and wants to set me up for a phone interview with the ...
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