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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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So I'm in my last term of school and have accepted a job at a financial group starting May 1st. I'm considering dropping a few courses in order to prepare for a relocation and spend more time studying for the CFA. By doing this, my program changes from Mathematical Economics to just Economics. My qu...
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I apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a HF offer out of undergrad. My second offer, to be exact. Although I was pretty sure I was going to accept this offer. It was a quick process and ...
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I recently applied to a position and didn't want to get stuck in the blackhole that is Taleo/online HR databases. I found an MD, D, and VP in the group and I have contacts within the company with access to the directory, so I can get their company email addresses. Here's the question: should I email...
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I got an offer from a BB in the MO. There are different groups such as FP&A, controllers, tax, treasury, M&A, etc. How can I express which group I want? Should I email HR or just take whatever they give me? ...
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Im sure there has to be more out there rather than JP Morgan's Junior Analyst program. How about any boutiques that you can start as a temp then full-time? Anyone can shed light to do will be greatly appreciated. ...
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I'm in the midst of MBA full time recruiting, and I've noticed that some jobs have been posted over and over again on linkedin since the fall. I applied to one of them, they rejected me on the grounds that other candidates were more competitive, then re-posted the job. When I see posts like these, s...
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I'm going in for the in-person interview and just wanted to see if anyone had some experience. I.e. What to expect, questions, etc They have a case study as well, does anyone have insight into that? Thanks!!!! ...
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I've been invited to go to a friends house party today, and the only one I will know is the host. I just found out that the local MBB office will be there as they are all co-workers/friends. I've got a kick-ass gift(yes this is a gift occasion), and I'll be 5-8 years the youngest one there. Okay, so...
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I am a Certified User. This is a throwaway account as I want to preserve anonymity. Currently work as a buy-side corporate credit analyst in a lower COL area and do not want to leave (Houston, Philly, Charlotte). Debate: There are maybe one or two other firms to which I could realistically lateral t...
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Hey guys, First time poster I'm a current final year engineering student with average/credit level marks. However, I've been an business analyst intern for over a year at one of the leading startups. Lots of skills, knowledge, versatile, been thrown in the deep-end many times. Just wondering of what...
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How bad is it to leave one's first job after completing ~two years and chilling on a beach somewhere in the middle of nowhere for a year? Does it matter how prestigous the first job was or is it a red flag no matter what to relax for that long? Is it actually "impossible" to find a job afterwards? ...
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Hi, I am new to this forum. In short, i was aiming at S&T SA but all applications got rejected (some made into final round), now left with 2 offers from Standard Chartered transaction banking (likely to be assigned to the cash sales team), and bloomberg sales&analytics. I am really strugglin...
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Hi all, I had previous started an discussion on summer internship comparison between stand chart TB & bloomberg, but now I got an opportunities to intern at a fintech startup firm who focus on building robo advisor. The duties including assist in robo advisor building with machine learning and d...
|0||1 day 11 hours ago|
Hello fellow, Monkey. I'm new to the scene and stumbled upon this website while doing some extensive research into the corporate finance world. These industries have always intrigued me from the beginning of my undergrad studies. Two years in my undergraduate studies, I enlisted in the US Army for f...
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Hello. Looking for some help out there. I am working in a successful us based secondaries firm. But want to go back to direct private equity which I did before secondaries. I have interviews lined up. My question: how would you position yourself in this interview? What rationale can you use for ...
|2||1 day 15 hours ago|
I've seen a few posts on here before about transitioning from Canada to the US, but haven't stumbled upon the opposite. I'm currently a student & I've been looking to break into Toronto for some experience (+personal reasons) but it seems they only want to recruit from Canada (e.g. one company o...
|0||1 day 15 hours ago|
Hello I found one original shl test with answers, could somebody check the answers? I think all is true, but I don't know. ...
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Om jobbet Ar du den som oftast tar initiativ, tycker du om att leta losningar, vrida och vanda pa andras problem? Kanner du igen dig? Da ar vi intresserade av dig! Vi tror namligen att du har en personlighet som skulle gora dig till en riktigt duktig forsakringsradgivande saljare pa If Skadeforsakri...
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The China Scam Patrol reports that 5 out of every 10 foreign job applicants for a China job or internship placement get scammed or exploited during the hiring process by either identity thieves, "skimmers", or unlicensed employment agents, black recruiters, or resume brokers. There are some great Fo...
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Still a few months to go before deciding on team preferences, but would like to know if anyone here is able to shed some colors on the different groups at UBS IBD HK. M&A would definitely make the top choice hands down which I believe everyone else is gonna include it into their top 3 priorities...
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I was premed until the end of this year when I realized I needed to take a break from it all and reevaluate my priorities. I have only taken one introductory course in Econ and don't have a finance related internship right now but want to do corporate recruiting next summer. I have a pretty low GPA ...
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I will try to make this as succinct as possible, I graduated from a complete non-target in Finance with a gpa of 3.1. Couldn't get into great MSF programs so I am now in my second of three semesters at a southern program that is towards the bottom of top 30 in the US (3.5 GPA Grad). I have worked as...
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Hey guys. First post. I need some help deciding on what to do for the summer. Some background: Go to a mid target private school in the midwest GPA 3.7+ Previous internship in the Capital Markets Group of a commercial bank I need help deciding between whether to do a summer internship with Fitch or ...
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I recently attained my bachelors degree in finance and took a job as a bank examiner with a big agency (Fed/OCC/FDIC). I'm studying for the level 1 CFA exam in June as I think that will make my exit into the private sector much easier when that time comes. Now that I'm here and I know how the indust...
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I recently received an email from Citadel HR for scheduling a phone interview for QR intern position. I sent my available time but did not hear back anything. It's been a week already. I am not sure if this is normal. Should I keep waiting or send an email to follow up? I already had a first on camp...
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Hi guys, I received an offer recently from BlackRock for a 2017 summer analyst position (software engineering) at their SF office. In the offer letter, it states that I need to pass a drug screen/test. I'm wondering if BlackRock makes you take the test within a few days of accepting the offer, or cl...
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I was interviewing students and came across resumes that listed boatloads of headings under the "Experience" tab, and looking at the dates, I realized that some of these guys have multiple internships all the way back from when they were in high school. Ie the kid from Qatar who interned with three ...
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Hello, I am interviewing (final round) with 3 different companies. 8-9 days ago, I interviewed with the company I want to work for most, and they said they would get back to me very soon, but I have still not heard back. My guess is they are keeping me on the backburner in the hope that someone bett...
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UPM employs around 19,600 people globally. Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, we are building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made...
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Dear all, I am an applied math Ph.D and minored in CS. I am looking for jobs, either full time or Internship. My background is in mathematical modeling, scientific computing, and hpc. My thesis is mainly about modeling, developing fast algorithms for large-scale simulations. I am also familiar with...
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Started my grad role about a month ago, in commercial credit at a BB. I'm applying to an IBD grad role at another BB, with a mid year intake, and was wondering if I should include my current role on my resume. If I do, was just going to say that I didn't realise rotational opportunities weren't goin...
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Hi WSO. I'm a junior finance major at a (mostly) non-target, ranked around 35-40. We see companies sporadically recruiting on campus for IB, ER, and S&T roles, but they're usually lower MM (Stifel), or just looking for one or two interns (BAML ER, Citi S&T). I've accepted an internship offer...
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D&F appears to be a full-service middle market bank that is well regarded particularly for valuations. I've seen the validity of this debated on WSO, particularly regarding its prestige as a full-service IB and wanted to know more. Would an internship/placement/experience in restructuring at thi...
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Hey guys, I recently started in Big 4 Audit in Canada and was able to transfer to Financial advisory. I have always been more interested in finance but didn't go to a University that would give me a realistic chance at a good finance job. I went the big 4 route instead with a plan to transfer into F...
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Just received a phone call from a guy from Spartan Capital in NYC. He invited me down to the office for an interview--didn't know much about the firm or even how he got my resume. Did a google search on them and found lots of complaints from investors basically saying that it's a scam. Anybody know ...
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Hi guys, I know I'm new here but I hope you don't mind offering me some advice: I'm in my final year of my economics undergrad in the UK (top 20 worldwide ranking, though not target) and have been doing some final round interviews for small M&A shops. At this point, a 2:1 is in the bag - I only ...
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Hello Everyone, I am in the process of trying to land a summer position at a boutique investment bank for this summer. I have been cold calling/emailing and getting a lot of positive responses, however; most have responses such as "I respect you for being forward and taking initiative, but we are no...
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I was prompted to create this thread by signing up. I am unfamiliar with with the cultural expectations of the forum, so I apologize at the outset if I am screwing up by posting this. By way of background: I am a mid-30s analyst at a large health care organization. I graduated from a T14 law school ...
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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...
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> 2nd year university student > No previous work experience in any field > Both positions in London offices > If I take the year I will get another chance at a summer internship next year (may well apply for trading). > Long run goals are lateraling to a BB/moving to PE. Thanks. ...
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I'm looking at Associate/senior An M&A jobs. Anyone wantsto meet to share thoughts, do study sessions at library, mock interviews etc. Shoot a message if interested! ...
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2.5 years in, promotion coming in January, got laid off Monday from a BB, along with numerous others in the group. Not performance based at all, it just seems that the business is clearly becoming something that the firm doesn't want to pursue any longer. Lost over 20% of staff over the past few mon...
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I have been doing a liberal arts/academic track in college and I'd like to switch to business or finance. Not entirely sure yet what, but I'm thinking of something like MBB. I am in my final semester of an MA program. I don't get the impression that I would be competitive for MBB right now, since I ...
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Having recently negotiated a few job offers and made a final decision, I've been looking back at what I did right and what I maybe should have done differently. There are lots of resources online, but it's hard to put all of that into action when you are in the moment. Very often there will be a ten...
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I am currently a Masters in Finance Student at USC Marshall and am looking for jobs in Europe. My career paths of choice are investment baking or trading positions. I have some opportunities I am considering here in the states, but want to expand my horizons a bit into Europe, with no real emphasis ...
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I have 2 years left of school, at a MAC school, so non target. I currently work at a BB wealth management branch in the city where I go to school. On our company's intranet I can see names of people who work at the large offices (New York, Chicago, etc..), and I was wondering if it would be wrong of...
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Hi, I know there has been tons of posts similar to this in the past, but I would really appreciate any advice to my specific situation. I'm a second year university student in Canada (3.6 GPA, tier 2 school) with 0 finance experience, besides self education (reading books, reading forums, etc.) and ...
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Hello all, I am currently an economics major at the University of Texas (sophomore with 3.7 GPA), right now it is looking unlikely that I will be able to transfer into the business program here at UT. The problem with this is that I will be stuck as an economics major, which I enjoy, however economi...
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Hey guys, I am sure you often get posts like this, but I am a little irritated right now. I go to a top- target school, most of Investment Banking is recruited through the business school which is top 3. Here is my story, I am a girl in her junior year (I should have graduated last year, but I tran...
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Can an intern experience in the investment management arm of an insurance company help when recruiting for banking internships? ...
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Retail theft misdemeanor 10 years ago and case was dismissed. Will a firm hire me with this on my record? ...
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I need to make money but I'll sleep better at night knowing that a deal I'm working on is helping people in less fortunate positions. Helping out a country's economy, funding a social housing project or government. Do any teams in banking do this? Looking to steer towards this or a career that does ...
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First post here on WSO, been lurking for a while. BACKGROUND: I am 18 yrs old, currently going to a community college in Northern Virginia. I had a shit GPA in High School (~3.3). Currently I have a 3.8 GPA and will be ready to transfer to my four year choice. I have chosen James Madison University(...
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Hey everyone, I have a commercial banking program interview coming up (recent grad) It includes a case study as well as several 1-1s. Just wondering what type of questions they might ask & what financial/banking concepts should I be familiar with? Also, any idea as to what the case study could b...
|6||6 days 14 hours ago|
Hello, firstly i'd like to introduce myself to the forum as an eager university student looking to make it in the banking and finance sector. Currently i am doing business degree at a Russell group university in England and achieved A* A* A at A-level. What can i do to further my chances in the fin...
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Hi, I will keep this nice and short but I hope that someone will provide some insight. I am in a MO role that turned out not to be fulfilling. I joined Compliance thinking I would be working as a regulator/representing the bank to officials but that is not the case. There is an opportunity in govern...
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Currently second year analyst at PE FOF. Looking to break into IB but it's been rather tough. I got interviews before graduating but none turned into FT offers. I've applied and been leveraging my network but haven't had any success. I've been keeping up with my modeling skills by working on valuati...
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I'm a senior at a target school approaching graduation and I still haven't received a FT offer. I have a pretty solid GPA (~3.7+) but no investment banking summer experience. I just want to know my options here. Do you think I should try contacting boutiques? And if I can't get an IB offer, what job...
|3||1 week 10 hours ago|
Hey everyone, I generally used LinkedIn as a tool to find alumni and network for an internship position but with the new formatting update I can't figure out how to search through alumni. Either the deleted it or I am simply having trouble finding the function. What I am trying to do is compile a li...
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Hi everyone, As the title suggests, I have 2 offers pending. One is with an RIA as a Senior Analyst and the other is a Fund Accountant with a MM Private Equity firm. I am trying to get some advice on which role which role will be better in the long run. Right now, I am an analyst at a PWM associated...
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I'm a CPA with 2 years of big 4 audit experience - I'm looking to make the switch into either 1) ER at a boutique firm 2) PM at or 3) Transaction Advisory w/in the same Big 4 firm. I've had phone interviews / discussions with each. Overall, I'm pretty unfamiliar with the financial services industry...
|1||1 week 1 day ago|
Hey guys, pretty new to the forum here. I was wondering how much y'all think being an URM would help with jobs in finance and with eventually getting in B school? I could claim being Hispanic, black, or even native American because I'm Puerto Rican and it's such a mish mash of ethnicities. Hell I co...
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If someone refers you to reach out to a MD. What should you put in the subject line? Usually I just Linkedin message so I never actually sent it via email. ...
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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? ...
|5||1 week 1 day ago|
I hope this become my new Forum home. Never saw so many intelligent people in one place at the same time. ...
|2||1 week 1 day ago|
What do you think about the internship program from Amplify Trading? Is it worth the money? (looks strange as you pay for an intern, but I've read some interesting reviews about). How is the reputation among investment banks? ( https://amplifytrading.com/ ) Thanks. ...
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What part of your work do you hate the most/find the most tedious and annoying to do? Not things like a long commute/traffic/douche boss, but work wise. ...
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What's the SINGLE most potent interview question a job seeker needs to know the answer to ? The question the job seeker-you- should, without fault, know the answer to before getting the job ? ** **** How much are you worth ? ** That's the most important question in a job interview for the job seeker...
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Had a first round phone interview today for a SA position and I think it went quite well (though could go either way). Based on some of his questions, it seems like I came off not too excited about the position and was considering other options too - though this is true as I do have a superday booke...
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To what extend is easier for senior consultants in IT advisory to change between big4 firms to achieve a higher position in their competitors (manager)? Does it influence the international experience (a switch from European market to the American Market) in the decision to hire? ...
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After a long interview process (2 months) with a BB firm for an experienced hire position, I've finally gotten some news (though I'm not sure if I should get excited yet): Two weeks ago, I got a call from HR in response to my follow up. They wanted to gauge my interest and discuss salary expectation...
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Hey all, I just had a quick question regarding background checks. I received a disciplinary probation for basically unruly behavior (alcohol-related) completely unrelated to academic performance or integrity. The problem is, my school does note this on the transcript, which obviously comes up during...
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I use LinkedIn a lot for networking. I do not think my picture is unprofessional. It's a nice professionally taken photo. I noticed that some people are dressed business professional in their pictures. That said, I noticed women could get away with wearing a nice blouse. In my picture, I am wearing ...
|56||1 week 3 days ago|
I'm a little frustrated. I've had 4 excellent interviews with Goldman Sachs for a compliance role. They went very well, and all 4 of the interviewers really liked me, as they mentioned it, communicated that I gave excellent answers, etc. I followed up with the interviewers immediately afterwards and...
|22||1 week 3 days ago|
Hello All, After having looked through the forums and used the search function, I am hoping one of you can potentially shed some light on my inquiry. I was recently advised that I was selected for a first round interview at KPMG for an Associate position as part of their corporate finance team. As p...
|10||1 week 4 days ago|
Hi All, Aside from dealing with retail brokers as opposed to institutional clients, can anyone shed some light on the differences between WM Capital Markets Sales and Trading, and traditional Institutional Sales and Trading. Cheers ...
|3||1 week 4 days ago|
I have an offer from SEB, a large Swedish bank, famous nationally but rather unknown internationally, and from Moody's. The role at the SEB is Investment Management Trainee, at Moody's it's "Associate Analyst". Moody's has the name, but the bank's job might be more relevant, considering that I plan ...
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If any of you have read my previous topics, I've been looking at a way to transition from the commercial banking graduate role (transactions <$50 million) I've recently started. One idea I've floated has been to DCM, which I would still be very interested in but I think would be a (big) stretch. ...
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Hi everyone, I didn't find a job 9 months after graduation. The most sad point is that I rarely get an interview. My goal is to switch to financial roles. I guessed that my previous long-term experience is really downside for my job hunting. Do you have any advice?? I am an international student. My...
|1||1 week 5 days ago|
Just wanted to see what kind of jobs are out there for former banking analysts/associates in the tech/startup space? I'm aware of the typical move into corporate development but that seems like a lot of the same work and I'm looking for something a bit different at this point. Does anyone on here ha...
|3||1 week 5 days ago|
Good day everyone, I am a community college student who is looking to transfer to UIUC. It's certainly not an Ivy League school, but I believe their college of business is still really competitive, and hopefully, GPA of 3.9 will suffice to get me accepted. However, I recently found out that there ar...
|0||1 week 5 days ago|
Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the Goldman Sachs VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread for it. From my understanding, VIP 2016 and the program in the years preceding it had a three stage vetting system: 1.) Phone Interview 2.) Phone Interview with a VP or MD 3.) Super-da...
|80||1 week 5 days ago|
High school senior here and I want to go into Finance when I get older (i know, i know). I chose Finance since it matches my skill set and interests, plus the fast pace is attractive. That being said, I've recently discovered how significant and rapid automation is gonna be. I've read a few thread...
|0||1 week 5 days ago|
Hey guys, I'm looking for a little bit of advice, I'm a recent graduate and currently interviewing for my first FT job. My internship experience was mostly buy-side ER and I really enjoyed it and could see myself going forward in either the buy or sell side. I have 2 final round interviews one is a ...
|3||1 week 5 days ago|
So my GPA is abysmal for various reasons. Because if this I figured starting the CFA was a good way to make up for that. My question is when and where should I talk about having passed level 1 this past December? First thing in the cover letter? Just my resume in education section? I seem to get not...
|1||1 week 5 days ago|
Hey WSO, Got a late start applying to analyst positions for the upcoming summer cycle and by the lack of responses, it would appear I've missed out. Now what? I've spoken with a recruiter today who advised I try and leverage what I can out of the school's career center regarding active alumni and be...
|0||1 week 5 days ago|
Hi everyone! I'm currently a sophomore at a target school with a 3.35 GPA looking to weigh my options this upcoming summer. My options this summer are to: 1) Keep my part-time job as an office assistant at a nonprofit and take summer classes to boost my GPA to a 3.5+ (my role is non-finance related...
|0||1 week 5 days ago|
I just want to start out by saying this is not the first time I'm contacted by a GS recruiter the last one was for the Global Investment Research group which clearly went sideways in the phone screening. Here is the email I received earlier today: Hi, My apologizes for the informal email approach. I...
|2||1 week 5 days ago|
I recently learned about SC Bank's graduates program (IG), and I am planning to apply for their program in corporate banking & corporate finance group. Does anyone in this forum know anything about this program/bank? In terms of salary, learning/exit opps, culture, etc. I believe the program inv...
|1||1 week 5 days ago|
Hello, I will try to keep it as short as possible, but I think I have to make clear my situation. 23 years old, Spain. When I was sixteen my mother had some serious health problems and had to stop working... In a fatherless house I had to start working in order to bring money home, working 8+ a day....
|2||1 week 5 days ago|
So a friend was offered a job contract and my friend is pretty sure that he will sign off on the job offer, but my friend just wanted to check out if there are other potential job offers. My friends plan is to post on his Facebook wall that he is looking for a job. The Facebook profile of my friend ...
|15||1 week 6 days ago|
Hi, So I was wondering if anyone who has worked at UBS in CT or NY can help me with some information. When, where and how does UBS drug screen new hires? Is the drug screen done on the 2nd or 3rd interview? Or after you have accepted an offer of employment? Do they have in-house drug screening facil...
|4||1 week 6 days ago|
I changed my major three times. I am still going to be able to graduate in four years. My problem is I'm not sure if I should talk about this when discussing my story. Thoughts? ...
|3||1 week 6 days ago|
I am expected to graduate spring 2019, major fin minor econ. My gpa is slightly shy of 3.5, I am starting an internship with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in 3 weeks. I am trying to break into a bulge bracket fixed income or interest rate role for my junior year summer internship and am starting ...
|2||1 week 6 days ago|