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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 ge...
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Awkward...Hey all, I was being invited to a superday with a firm that I really wanted - the caller is a big decision maker in the process. When he asked if the timing worked for me, I said something along the lines of "yes, I have 2 other superdays this week but should have time to accept them after your guys...
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FT recruiting in AugustWhen does FT recruiting actually start? Does it start right after SA? Or sometime later? And if anyone has FT recruiting experience, can you please share your experience? Thanks in advance ...
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IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondWhat are the long-term prospects for people pursuing careers in finance and what is the culture of the industry? I feel that students entering into the financial services industry don't have much of a plan (perhaps you don't really need one) except to exit into private equity or attend business scho...
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Overview of Leveraged Finance***If you have questions or comments please leave them here. Notably, if you want a response you will have a much better shot at comments left on the actual blog (this is for any of our overviews). Will try to return here and help answer/comment but the blog has grown rapidly. Not trying to be rude ...
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7 Practical Tips for Entering 1st Year IBD AnalystsIt’s been over 3 years since I first came across WSO as a junior in college. Eventually, I was able to land an IBD analyst gig at a BB. My experience has largely been great, and I am now a 2nd year analyst who will soon join the buyside. I owe a debt of gratitude to many, not the least of which is...
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Finding summer housinglate to the game, feeling totally fucked, but looking for me and a friend who are both working at Citi (downtown). What is the best places to look? We are looking for something not insanely expensive that sleeps 2. Any advice? AirBnB seems insanely expensive and limited, and brokers seem to be charg...
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Top IBD Groups Across The StreetLet's get an updated 2015 list of best groups at the bulge bracket investment banks. Goldman Sachs: Morgan Stanley: JP Morgan: Credit Suisse Citigroup: BAML: Barclays: Also, let's not forget about the boutiques. Maybe? GS: TMT/FIG/NatRes/HC JPM: M&A/HC/LevFin/Sponsors (tho no associates)/Indust...
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Charlotte 2015 FT roommate Moving to Charlotte in June and looking for a roommate, message me if interested. ...
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BAML Healthcare GroupHeard several senior bankers left BAML Healthcare - is HC still a strong group at BAML? ...
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Looking for directionHey everyone, I'm currently a sophomore at a semi-target, however didn't manage to land a placement for this summer. I really want to use this summer efficiently to prepare myself for recruiting next year. I'm inquiring about previous experiences for what you feel like best prepared you for the upco...
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Training/ Background checkHey everyone, Sorry for the annoying question... I'm starting my SA at an EB in about a month and still haven't heard anything about a drug test... If I don't hear anything before training, am I an in the clear, or do firms test during the first week? Thanks for the help ...
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F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping, thought I'd throw in some ...
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Boutique Recruiting SchedulesI am a senior graduating from a target Ivy League this May. I was not able to secure a FT position during the normal recruiting last fall and am wondering if anyone has advice on boutique banks who are not following the BB recruiting schedules. I have done a lot of networking with high-ups at BB, bu...
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What happens to seller debt after acquisition?Sorry for the basic question - but I've always modeled the debt rolled over...but want to understand what the seller actually gets. For example * EV for the company is $15.0MM * There is $5.0MM in bank debt = The seller takes home $10.0MM Am I correct in this understanding? ...
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An Open Discussion - Understanding the Differentiators of Our Firms: I-Banks and PE FirmsAfter perusing the WSO forums for over a year now and loving all the incredible insights and learnings that others have shared, I have decided that it is about time to create a post discussion myself. While I do not claim to have any great wisdoms or incredible experiences to share, my hope is that ...
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Asking old boss for references?Would it be ok to ask my old boss for references? I left his company because I was being treated unfairly by a guy above me. The bosses were aware of what was going on and tried to correct the issue but the guy has some serious personality issues. My bosses were happy with my work, and I got great f...
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What do I want for networking and connections I make at this stage in life? (Between HS & UG)I have written the beginning and end of the follow up email I intend on sending to a connection I made recently. The connections isn't great in terms of investment banking, but she is very senior and did college recruiting at Bain in the late 80's. The problem is that I don't really know what would ...
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How to best approach Placement DayPlacement day for SA is coming up. Usually, HR sends a list of groups that are taking interns along with blurbs summarizing the group and a few contacts. Basically, what happens is that everyone reaches out to the same people and it is hard to get an "edge". Is there any way to get an edge over o...
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Advice for a tough decision. BB/Elite boutique SA in a year? Or reapply for FT next year?I'm a second year undergrad student in a UK university, and have an offer for a mid market boutique this summer. I also have an offer for next summer from a top BB/elite boutique (received the offer after an insight programme). The summer offer is only for penultimate year students, but next year i ...
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Investment Banking CultureFor those of you in investment banking how common is it for the associate/VP to treat you like dirt? Is it common for associates/VP's to blow up on their Analysts? Or am I just working for a shitty person? ...
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Modeling Test for SA InterviewWas interviewing for a top REPE group and the guy joked about having a modeling test at the end of the interview. I've got a few interviews coming up at places known to be very technical with their interviews (HLHZ restr., BX RR etc). Curious to see if there is even the remote possibility of coming...
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Commercial Banking Internship Interview Hi everyone ! I have an interview coming up at Capital One for their Commercial Banking Summer Analyst internship. Any suggestions on what kind of questions I can expect during the interviews? ...
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JPM SA/FT IBD GROUPS and Analyst ProgramAll, JP guy here looking to help out any incoming summer analysts who are most likely about to start the group placement stage. This is not an opportunity to ask me what group I am in, or seek my help in the placement process. I intend to remain anonymous and simply want to provide a legit, current,...
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