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SPOTLIGHT: I-Banking Bullpen Rules and FAQsThe 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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Business fraternities at the University of MichiganHello fellow monkeys, I wanted to know if anyone knew about the reputation of the business fraternities at Umich. There are four: Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Chi Theta, Phi Gamma Nu. I wanted to join one of them for mainly professional development among other things; however, I do not know...
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Financial Modeling general question So I'm currently using the Wall Street Prep Self Study program to learn and improve my financial modeling skills. I have noticed that they use an entire worksheet to do a a 3 statement financial model with all of the supporting schedules (Working capital, Income Statement drivers, PP&A schedule...
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Financial Modeling general question So I'm currently using the Wall Street Prep Self Study program to learn and improve my financial modeling skills. I have noticed that they use an entire worksheet to do a a 3 statement financial model with all of the supporting schedules (Working capital, Income Statement drivers, PP&A schedule...
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Prospects of transferring from a non-target to a target undergrad?I've always wondered what the opinions were on this topic? On one side you can be a big fish in a small pond perhaps but on the other side at a target there's a far bigger alumni network and also on campus recruitment. FWIW if I were to transfer to a target in CA in '16 I would only be sacrificing a...
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Bond Primer Any good bond primers out there? ...
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Lifetime earnings in IBHow much on average should the person expect to earn in IB over a whole career and how does it compare to different industries inside finance? ...
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URGENT: Projecting CFS QuestionTrying to project the CFS. Please tell me where am I going wrong. Once we have the Projected IS and BS, we can use these to project the CFS. Now the only issue I am facing with this is that there are a few line items in the historical CFS that this particular company use to report its financials (s...
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URGENT: Projecting CFS QuestionTrying to project the CFS. Please tell me where am I going wrong. Once we have the Projected IS and BS, we can use these to project the CFS. Now the only issue I am facing with this is that there are a few line items in the historical CFS that this particular company use to report its financials (s...
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Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskMod Note (Andy), Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted on 7/2/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our Finance Internship Guide. Want to read more of his stories? Order the guide now for 80 pages of extremely detailed day-by-day reports from an actual...
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Non-target SA recruiting logisticsFor those non-targets who successfully landed SA positions at Bulge Brackets and Elite Boutiques, were the steps in the recruiting process for you the following? 1: Apply online (company website, NOT OCR) 2: First round phone interview 3: superday Obviously you NEED someone to push your resume throu...
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Non-target SA recruiting logisticsFor those non-targets who successfully landed SA positions at Bulge Brackets and Elite Boutiques, were the steps in the recruiting process for you the following? 1: Apply online (company website, NOT OCR) 2: First round phone interview 3: superday Obviously you NEED someone to push your resume throu...
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BBs vs EBs for working on FinSpon buy-side dealsHi With all the talk about boutiques eating up a larger share of the M&A market and beating the BBs in that, is this the same for advising on PE buy-side transactions. As boutiques only provide advice and no financing, are they able to compete with BBs on PE transactions? It seems as this is har...
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UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interviewMod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram for a great post! Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the prospective monkeys better navigate t...
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40-50hr/week part-time IBD + college. Doable?Hey pals, Going into Jr year, and am taking a full courseload (albeit with no problematic courses difficulty-wise). Have the opportunity for a part-time fall IBD position at a solid tier-2 investment bank (think Roths, Jefferies, HLHZ etc). They want a 40-50hrs/week commitment. What would you do? Is...
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First Year Analyst Personal BudgetStarting as a first year Chicago analyst 85k base. Could someone lay out roughly what they'd recommend as far as major expenditures go as well as target savings? Mostly interested in rent and wardrobe. Thanks ...
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First Year Analyst Personal BudgetStarting as a first year Chicago analyst 85k base. Could someone lay out roughly what they'd recommend as far as major expenditures go as well as target savings? Mostly interested in rent and wardrobe. Thanks ...
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Chances at Top B-SchoolI'm currently a big data consultant. My current company will sponsor most of the tuition if I decide to get an MBA (applying for class for class of 2018). I'd ultimately like to stay in big data consulting, as this is an industry that I really like, and getting an MBA really raises my salary. My St...
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GS in Frankfurt?Hey Guys, Does anyone have experience with GS in Frankfurt? How is the culture compared to GS in the U.S.? How is GS mobility program to move to other locations? What are my exit ops in terms of an MBA in the U.S.? I would highly appreciate any input. ...
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Cold E-mailing/Calling Senior BankersHi everyone, I've been cold e-mailing analysts/associates in the last few weeks and had a great deal of answers. I'll now try to e-mail senior bankers (some are alumni from my school), but have no idea what to ask them for to get an informational interview and how to make "the ask". How do you guys ...
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Gleacher leaves Gleachermakes me a bit sad - always looked up to Gleacher and associated him with the good old m&a dayshttp://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/gleacher-to... ...
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Richard Ivey Students: How Does IBD Recruiting Work At Our School?I was wondering how most students get their IBD summer placements. Here are a few questions regarding this: 1. Do most people get their IBD jobs from applying through the career centre? I see from the most recent Ivey annual report that all the BBs (except Deutsche Bank) and some EBs hire Ivey stude...
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ING IBD UK/EUHi Everyone, I have been looking everywhere and I couldn't get any info on ING IBD, I know that they have big footprint in The Netherlands but how would you repute them (tier)? If anyone has a better idea about their core areas, people, and hours would be awesome! Cheers! ...
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From boutique to buldge bracket?Is it possible to start at a boutique then move to a buldge bracket? Or do you stay where you at? Going to be coming from Wake Forest with an MA in management ...
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Considering IB to ER switch, need adviceI'm a first-year IB analyst at a top BB (GS/MS/JPM) and have been here for only a few months. I am thinking about trying to make the switch to ER after a few more months, mainly because I just hate the banking hours and all of the bitchwork so far and I know that I want to work as an equity analyst ...
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