The goal of Wall Street Oasis' I-Banking Bullpen is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in investment banking, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we've created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in genera...
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Hey guys, currently a freshman at a decent university in Canada with plans to transfer to a target for junior year. Other than keeping a high GPA, what are the best things to do to get the most out of university in preparation for investment banking and just life in general? I've been in uni for a f...
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At risk of sounding totally entitled and arrogant, I'm just gonna ask it the way it is... I'm 20 and have have inherited enough money that I probably have a higher net worth than most MD's I would potentially be working for. I'm ambitious, and motivated by career success and achievements, but not so...
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Anyone got thoughts on how the two programmes compare, or more broadly how you would rank the two banks in London? ...
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Anyone strongly familiar with GS Restructuring (within Lev Fin) or with JP Morgan Consumer Retail Group? Please PM me or alternatively share general insight to exit opps, how much modeling is done, lifestyle etc. ...
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Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA here. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have. I learnt a lot about failure during my time on Wall Street. Over the fifteen years, I felt like a failure every month. Failure did not feel good. Sometimes the fe...
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Does anyone know anything about this office? Is it a generalist program between Financial Sponsors and Gaming & Lodging? I've heard it is separate but on linkedin there are a lot of former analysts that list both groups in their Bios. Would appreciate any further insight into these groups. ...
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Here's my template for contacting boutique investment banks. Hi xxx, I am writing to you to see if [firm name] has a summer internship program. If so, I would love to learn more about it and how to apply. I am currently a junior at [School] and set to graduate in May 2017. I have developed strong co...
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Hello WSO, I wanted to post a discussion about two offers I received in the past week: PwC - TAS Valuations -Valuation and modeling of companies in deal environments -Providing value measurement and advisory -80+ hours a week during busy season, travel is possible -59k, no signing bonus, small perce...
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Hey Everyone, I was wondering if you all had advice on how to prepare for a summer internship restructuring role. I'm going to try to read Moyer's "Distressed Debt" book, but are there any other tips you have? Are there any online courses I could take? Any help/advice is much appreciated - thank you...
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What kind of exit opportunties at Associate 2/3 level in Project Finance with a top player? ...
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From Bloomberg:"Many people in the sector still believe they should be paid entrepreneurial wages for turning up to work with a regular salary, a pension and probably a health-care scheme and playing with other people's money," Cryan said at a conference in Frankfurt on Monday. "There doesn't seem t...
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Hey guys - which is better in terms of dealflow and reputation? JPM or BAML, both of their respective M&A teams? This is for Hong Kong btw, although I'm interested in how the situation is in NY as well. Thanks, Scrooge ...
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Anyone know anything about this group? Deal flow? Exit opps? Does it have in house M&A execution? All input is appreciated. ...
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I'm a freshman at UNC right now, and I'm looking to pursue NYC IB. Will having a low SAT math score (630) hurt me? I'm good at math, I got all As in advanced/AP math classes in high school, and I currently have an A in Calc Multi-Var, so I'm not concerned about my actual skill, but if I will be perc...
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Hi everyone, wanted to get some thoughts here. Currently in a fixed income position with the chance to specify if I want to work with credit derivatives (CDS, IRS, etc) or work with structured products ( MBS,CMBS. Agency and non agency,etc). Was wondering what you guys thought of the outlook of two...
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I have read a lot of old threads, but I still can't decide. Should I take an offer from BAML capital markets (ECM/DCM) or should I keep interviewing? Any OCR for my school is finished. The only possibility is that 2 BBs may come back to take more, but besides that, which isn't even a guarantee, I wo...
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I'm thinking about getting a career coach. I think it would be helpful for my long-term career development (not head hunter / job search). Was wondering if anyone out there had any advice / experiences to share, recommendations, cautionary tales etc. SB's for any valuable guidance. ...
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Compiled a list of 10-15 small boutiques that I have applied for today and I know I need to cold-call/ email asap. A fellow wso'ER who's in ib and certified told me that it is ok to be more direct when contacting these firms but I was wondering what time would be best to call? ...
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How many investment bankers are there in the United States, total? How small of a world is banking (and finance in general) really? ...
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