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MBAsI'm currently working in North America on a transfer from our London office. Over there, I got a direct promote to Associate (M&A) after 2.5 yrs of pain. Life as an Associate is much better - average around 50-60 hours a week...and the occasional weekend appearance. Anyway, I digress...what ...
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how to use connectionsI have a question. I go to Princeton, and I see there is lots of room for networking. I can pull the grades, but can anyone give me advice on selling myself? I have a relative who works at Lehman Brothers in NY. Any suggestions on approaching him (I haven't met him, but I know pretty much his whole ...
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saving for educationanybody have any ideas on how to save money for graduate school? i'm planning on being an analyst for 2-3 years and want a way to park my bonuses (and maybe grow it a bit) so I don't have to take on as much of a loan. any tax-efficient ideas? ...
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switching groupsI was wondering if there were any analysts who have any experience in switching groups. In sort of a freak event, I got placed with a group I'm not very interested in and doesn't really fit well with my career goals. I've tried talking to HR and others to see if anything could be done, but it look...
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Saving MoneyHi all, I am about to start as a first year analyst, and would like to not blow too much of any hard earned money. Does anyone -- especially those who are currently or have recently been junior bankers -- have a savings strategy that has worked well? Specifically for someone that may want to fund ...
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public financeanybody know anything about hours/lifestyle in public finance groups? pro's and con's of choosing a public finance group? ...
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International Internships?I would like to be a summer analyst in a major European city like London, Paris, or Geneva. How would I go about getting an internship abroad with an I-banking firm, possibly Goldman Sachs, UBS, Citigroup, BNP Paribas, ABN Ambro, etc.? My college doesn't offer them either... ...
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After iBankingI keep reading about all the hours and the burn out rate in I-Banking. 1. Is there a high turnover of people? 2. What type of jobs or industries do people enter after I-Banking? ...
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Film FinanceAnyone here know about financing film? ...
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Location, Location, Location...2-Part Question. New York vs Chicago vs Los Angeles vs London vs Other 1.) This question is probably a no brainer, but IYO, which is best for IB? 2.) Personally, which location would you prefer? ...
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Height Disadvantage?Will I be at a disadvantage being shorter than 5'8"? Will employers not hire me? Do you know short i-bankers at top firms/ or at PEs/HFs/VCs? ~Jacob~ ...
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Internships for a Wharton undergradI have a friend who is going to be a sophmore at Wharton next year. He's looking to get ahead of the curve and get an internship in the city for his summer between sophmore and junior year. I'm currently between my sophmore and junior year and was able to get a good internship due to family connec...
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Do associate get more decent working hours?After two years of hard working as an analyst, followed by an MBA, can I expect more decent working hours (getting week ends off, at least some of them)? And are the wroking hours more decent in the Bay area vs. NYC?? ...
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Introducing myselfI'm a 25 year old former engineer, and I've recently become very interested in i-banking. I stumbled on this site tonight, and I've amused myself for the past 20 minutes or so. Can someone get into this field without a business degree, or is that required? ...
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Enron aside, SPV's are legalWith this spring's criminal trial of former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, the masses were again seeing accounts of Raptors, Chewco and Osprey -- some of the shadowy "special purpose vehicles" the energy company used for improper purposes such as concealing its mushrooming debt. But ...
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SF/Silicon Valley Industry GroupsWhat banks have significant presence in industries other than technology in the Bay Area? I know Goldman has Consumer and HC group. ...
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GS HFIGDoes anybody know anything about the Hedge Fund Industry Coverage Group (HFIG) at Goldman? ...
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