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SPOTLIGHT: The Other Road Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis' The Other Road forum is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in other areas of finance (including entrepeneurship, start-ups, and corporate/F500 positions), from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goa...
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I used to be a teacher and I want to be a FInancial Advisor. What should I do?I used to be a science teacher for two years and have been in education for three years. I have an undergrad degree (not in finance) and I plan on getting my MBA in the near future. Currently, I am interning for an independent FA. My goal is to be an FA and am unsure on what path I should take to ac...
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Risk Management comp at senior levelsWhat are risk management bonuses like at the vp level at a bb? ...
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Risk Management comp at senior levelsWhat are risk management bonuses like at the vp level at a bb? ...
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Bank of America Global Banking & Markets Risk Credit Analyst Program - Any insight?Hi all, Anyone have any insight/experience on the Bank of America Credit Analyst program through their GBAM division? Any info Hours, exit opportunities, and pay would be great but looking more on whether it is a position worth pursuing Any feedback appreciated! ...
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AMA: CS/Finance Major -> Software EngineerHey all, Recent graduate here trying to kill time before work starts. I've seen a number of recent posts about people in finance getting burnt out and considering picking up the skillset to become software engineers. I'd be happy to answer any questions about this trade-off, or about software engine...
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Gas Station, Car Wash, Fast Food - Owning Unsexy BusinessesMost entrepreneurs my age seem to be focused on creating the next amazing app or website, which frankly bores me because I'm not a tech geek. Anyone else give much thought to acquiring an unsexy business like a gas station, car wash, fast food restaurant, etc., and then building out an entire netwo...
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Life Insurance: Best Insurance to HaveWe know almost all people are in fear of dying. Too harsh of a topic to start this article with but it is true. Death is imminent in every second of the day, everywhere in the world. We cannot do anything to prevent it but we can find ways to prepare for it. Taking the warning at heart, there exist ...
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Transfer Pricing Consultant at Big 4 - AMAHi all, Thought I'd so a post concerning transfer pricing at the big 4 as I notice a lot of people post on here asking about transfer pricing as quite frankly, most people don't know what it is! I did it for about 4 years at 2 different Big 4 accounting firms, so can give you a lot of information ar...
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UnSexy Business - Innovation and How To SucceedSo guys; My dreams of Wall Street come to a halt recently. Long story short, changed degree and accepted a job as an operations / chief assistant to the boss / estimation for a local construction company. Construction, HVAC and welding are all considered unsexy trades and not traditional business...
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UnSexy Business - Innovation and How To SucceedSo guys; My dreams of Wall Street come to a halt recently. Long story short, changed degree and accepted a job as an operations / chief assistant to the boss / estimation for a local construction company. Construction, HVAC and welding are all considered unsexy trades and not traditional business...
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Transition from IB to Sports/EntertainmentI just finished my sophomore year in a target undergrad b-school and plan on recruiting for banking. I am excited to work in IB and feel I will come away from the analyst experience with a lot of respect and knowledge. My real passion lies in sports. I am curious if any of you have heard or have you...
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Fund of Funds Sr. AnalystI'm currently in an investment banking analyst program and am thinking about going over to work at a Fund of Funds. What do Fund of Funds Senior Analysts get paid? Any idea? ...
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ComplianceHave a family friend who was high up in Legal of a bunch of BB's. He is really pushing me to go into Compliance. What are some exit ops of compliance, benefits of being in compliance? He says very steady career, get certs and become an asset. My worry is that its ancillary, don't generate business= ...
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HELP: PwC FSR GroupHi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge about PwC's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) Group. "The PwC FSR group has experience in all aspects of securitization accounting, tax, finance, servicing, valuation, asset analysis and due diligence, structuri...
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Asaba Group Holdings: Executive Profile of Victor EdozienAsaba Group Holdings is a strategy consulting and private equity holding company which leverages its principal's strategy consulting background and wide-ranging knowledge to establish value for all stakeholders. Its portfolio companies are committed to provide innovative solutions to various clients...
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How to stay fit in IB ?Hey Everyone, So I just started working FT as an analyst, it seeming pretty difficult to stay healthy/fit and setting up a workout routine seems next to impossible with the hours you have to pull some days. I try to stick with salads for lunch and dinner, but when I start staying really late I immed...
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Large Data in ConstructionMachine to machine communication has been rampant nowadays. With the emergence of new systems which helps in distinguish issues that were once too look into, the use of data in construction has been considered important and necessary. Aside from the fact that it is used for daily activities, it is a...
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Teaching >> FinanceI get the feeling this won't resonate with a lot of users on here, but maybe someone has a similar experience. I majored in history and started looking for a teaching job in 2009. After being a substitute teacher in Philly for a year and a half I ran like hell and immediately regretted my history ma...
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BIG4 -----> FP&A -----> Corporate Strategy / Financial ModelingI am looking to break into Senior FP&A role in a F500, specifically in the tech industry. I spent 4 years in Big4, reaching Senior Associate level, and have my CPA. Ideally, I am looking for FP&A roles that do not simply support the accounting division with monthly closes, reconciliations, e...
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KPMG Email Format?Does anyone know KPMG's email format? Googling/searching WSO didn't help... Much appreciated! ...
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