The 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...
By WallStreetOasis.com 4 years 4 months ago
Polaroid or instant cameras have been the mainstream in the late 1940s when a Harvard University dropout, Edwin H. Land discovered it. For years, it has become the mainstream in many societies, paving way to more recent inventions. The device has been gathering acclaimed fame that within a few years...
By maivu 1 day 9 hours ago
Has anyone worked in a Company's Strategy group in procurement? Is this a good career path coming out of Big 4 TS? What is pay like at the analyst level and what would the upward mobility be like? Thanks. ...
By biggsy 1 day 20 hours ago
|1||By Anonymous Monkey 1 day 12 hours ago|
So I ended up settling on a job when my first choice fell through. I've been at this startup for almost a month and while I love my boss, I'm incredibly bored with my work (I.e. I'm not stimulated intellectually or challenged). It doesn't seem like this will really change either. My first choice end...
By thestranger 2 days 14 hours ago
Hello WSO, I recently joined a BIG4 as a graduate in audit. I knew the job would be dull and I haven't been disapointed so far... I was planning to do the usual 2 years stint and then transition into restructuring. Now I wonder if it would be possible to make the move before, after one year. I don't...
By TheSquale 5 days 3 hours ago
Most 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...
By Bowser 2 years 6 months ago
|198||By GuyFawkes 5 days 14 hours ago|
I am a 2nd yr Aso in BB bank based in London. I am not doing very well, I do not see myself promoted to MD in the future and current pay sucks. On the flip side I feel like I give too much to this job and do not feel it is worth it. I am 29 now and I blame this job that my earlier perfect long stand...
By Geoduke 5 days 17 hours ago
As an undergrad econ major student, my professor strongly recommends me to apply for a RA job in the Fed. I have tried search online, but I cannot find that much information about the exit opportunity from being a RA in Fed. I just know if I am going to work in the Fed, the only two good places to a...
By tervsae 6 months 1 week ago
|9||By JohnnyBlazeNY 6 days 19 hours ago|
For marketing to M7, and eventually brand management how prestigious is a job at IRi? It's a global market research firm ...
By Ion26 2 weeks 5 days ago
|1||By Masterz57 1 week 58 min ago|
How repeatable are Turing Pharma and Axovant Sciences? ...
By castondavis 1 week 3 days ago
|3||By mrrichman 1 week 3 days ago|
Here is my overdue write up on Wells' FAP and thoughts on the process/ program. This is most applicable to Commercial Banking or CRE divisions. I applied with less than 1 year experience, got the offer, and ultimately declined - - they countered w/ better corporate title, base, sign-on, and bonus %...
By NakedCalls 10 months 6 days ago
|61||By DEAF 1 week 6 days ago|
I recently graduated and have two options on the table. 1) A paid ($15-18 per hour) internship at a C round startup that has raised $120+ million. There is an opportunity for full-time employment at the conclusion of the internship, but I do not know what department it will be in. The internship is...
By thestranger 2 weeks 6 days ago
|5||By OverTheHedge 2 weeks 17 hours ago|
So, I'm going to be writing the CFA Level 2 in June of 2016, and am honestly pretty intimidated by it. I figure the best starting point is to ask for advice on how to approach it, hopefully from people who have written it recently, because I know few people who have gone through the program recently...
By Anonymous1122 4 weeks 1 day ago
|8||By alman 2 weeks 3 days ago|
Does anyone here work as an external wholesaler for a mutual fund? Curious about career progression and common backgrounds people who hold these positions have. Also curious if working as an internal wholesaler is a stepping stone, and what the differences are in these positions. Thanks ...
By Frosty Jack 5 months 4 weeks ago
|4||By Frosty Jack 2 weeks 6 days ago|
Do the rotational Financial Leadership Programs at Fortune 50 companies (e.g. GE and UTX) have any credibility with the bulge bracket IBs (e.g. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan) and are they worth the time, or is one better off getting an MSF or MBA instead? BTW, are rotational programs at a financial fi...
By ace44 5 years 4 months ago
|8||By DEAF 3 weeks 20 hours ago|
I am currently a freshmen at a highly ranked state college. I aim to apply for transfer after my first year, and am wondering how difficult it is to get in as a external transfer. I know a high GPA, good extracurriculars, and good recs are a given, but what other aspects should I focus on? ...
By papadelight 3 weeks 4 days ago
|1||By qwertyzxc 3 weeks 2 days ago|
Tesla Motors Tesla: the first startup company to be successful in the United States after Chrysler. Tesla has captivated the imagination of individuals worldwide and continues to make headlines with new updates to its Model S lineup, supercharger network and hotly-anticipated Model III. Elon Musk,...
By playtheman 1 month 22 hours ago
|14||By Ion26 3 weeks 2 days ago|
Had always thought about doing one of these, and finally got around to doing it. A little background on me: -Target/Semi-Target School (Top 5 LAC) -Humanities major (Philosophy) I spent my junior year interning on a buy-side trading desk. The last week of the internship, we were told that none of u...
By NESCAC 3 weeks 5 days ago
|9||By Name Of Profit 3 weeks 5 days ago|
Hi everyone, Does anyone happen to have ebook or pdf soft copy of the "Distressed Debt Analysis: Strategies for Speculative Investors" book? Would really appreciate if you could share with us :) ...
By hlan125 4 weeks 1 day ago
For all you Canadians and Americans in the know. What are you thoughts on the Chartered Business Valuators designation (CBV)? How inferior are they to CFAs or superior to Chartered Accountants in terms of finance related work? Would people just take the CBV because they believe it to be an easier ro...
By damn.analyst 3 years 10 months ago
|2||By Darthwar 1 month 1 day ago|
I graduated in 2011 from a non-target in economics and recently landed a gig at a small insurance group as a Reinsurance Associate. It is an entry level role where I am essentially learning their business from the ground up, but I am able to venture into other aspects of the business such as sales, ...
By Second_Chances 2 years 9 months ago
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