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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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The Wells Fargo Teller job parlay into IB...Can it be done? Allow me to explain. My job search over the last SEVEN months has been utterly fruitless. I live in a non-financial hub and it seems as though the only jobs in finance are "Financial Representative" jobs and staff accounting positions. I want to start my foray into finance and wi...
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2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank possible. If you or your ...
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Did Something Dumb... Help a Monkey OutI just finished my summer internship with an investment banking recently. I'm new to the forums, go easy on me. I tend to be the paranoid type about these things. Basically, a few weeks ago I told a stupid lie to my manager. It was a completely casual conversation at lunch and told him my family are...
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Complementing my M.A economics with additional studies? Hi All, I just joined the WSO. As a former aspiring physician, I studied biology and worked throughout in various positions in sales , project management, and helped build a startup as well. I am starting my Masters in economics part-time soon and is looking to transition into private equity or b...
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Which job offer Full Time to choose?If you had a choice between these two offers right out of college: Working for a $40million AUM hedge fund (3.5 years old) under 1 PM (very reputable and experienced guy--he knows what he's doing): Starting Salary: 65k - 90k (depends on bonus) or Working at Deloitte Business Valuation Starting Salar...
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Making the jump from trading -> value investing?Hey everyone - appreciate any advice or perspective on this. I've been working as a macro interest rate and FX derivatives trader at both a well-known BB for four years out of college (NYC), and currently at one of the largest and well-known hedge funds in the world (past year, so five years total i...
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Project Management Analyst with Finance Education and 3 month Boutique M&A Experience - Looking for jobHey everyone, Just looking for some advice. I graduated from the University of Georgia a few years ago with a low GPA of 3.14 (cumulative) and 3.5 (major). My major was Finance and I had a summer internship at an obscure Atlanta-based technology M&A firm. From there I joined a global IT consult...
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Include SAT Writing ScoreI'm a senior applying to MBB from a non-target through alum connections. Economics major, 3.6 GPA. Did very well on Math and CR SAT (>750) but poorly on the Writing section (650). Should I include the Writing score on my resume or just omit it? Would it be obvious to firms that I'm trying to hide...
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Cognizant equity researchHas anyone had any experience with them or any information to share? Are certain IB roles outsourced to them and you do it, in some cases you work at the IB with the team, would this be worth persueing? ...
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Is it too late to get into rotational program?Hi guys! I want to change an industry of my work preferably for project management and consulting. But it seems I'm stuck so I'm looking for options how to break through. I'M 28yo, have a degree in finance, currently doing PhD in corporate... but I've worked for 8 years in media business (some top b...
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Fitch Ratings Analyst Interview - What to expect?I have been out of a non-target school working as a RMBS analyst in investor reporting at a BB. I applied to a CMBS Analyst position with Fitch Ratings a couple weeks ago and received a response today asking for a short phone interview with HR. I'm assuming this will be mostly behavioral but any sug...
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Taking an extra yearHello everyone, I am a rising senior at a target school and am considering taking an extra year to graduate. The benefits of this would be as follows, provided I do well academically: 1. Change my current major (assume it is not viable for jobs) to economics 2. Raise my GPA (it is currently 3.3, but...
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Barriers to entry regarding series licenses.I have always wonders how this goes. Say someone not in a FINRA, FDIC, etc. firm yet completes and passes the series 63 or 65 since you don't need to be sponsored to take the test. How hard is it to get registered or authenticated so that the license doesn't expire? I know that if you pass it and do...
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Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE internships (no big names), and an internship at a M&A advisory firm (again no big na...
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Post graduation job huntI was hoping to get some opinions on the best course of action for me to take. A bit about me: -Graduated in spring 2015 from good school with dual degree in finance/english -GPA 3.9ish -2 internships at small PE firms and 1 at a merchant bank. -Current job as an analyst at a F50 tech company (3 mon...
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Cover letter review for FO roles in generalHi, I would appreciate a review of my Cover Letter that I will be sending out. Also should I include my gpa? Its on my resume but should it be on my CL? (Its not spectacular but its 82%~3.7gpa) RKG Fake address Fake Address [email protected] September 1, 2015 Canada Pension Plan Investmen...
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