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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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BBA Real Estate vs. BBA Finance vs. BBA CISHey how's it going everyone? First off I want to say that although this is my first post here, I frequently browse through these forums in search of career info. I think this is a great community that is defiantly one of a kind. Background info: - Upper Junior at CUNY Baruch (Zicklin Business School...
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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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Ramesh Shivakumaran: Gulftainer surpasses 400,000 TEU milestones at Sharjah Container Terminal in 2014Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, marked another significant milestone with the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) surpassing 400,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) in annual throughput during 2014. SCT has again recorded double-digit growth comp...
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Tokyo Rhode Island Singapore review: New coastal resilience CoE in UNCThe Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security has announced a USD 3 million grant to the University of North Carolina as it leads the new Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (COE) program, aiming to address coastal problems in the state. The Coastal Resi...
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Value added activities in infrastructure investment?Hello everyone, I am learning about the infrastructure investment (PE infrastructure and institutional investment types) and it seems to be the next big thing. But I was wondering how would one add value (ie: getting higher IRR, or increase potential earning of an acquired asset)? I know that PE inf...
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Dental School to Something ElseI am a second year dental student in the Northeast, who for a little bit now has been having second thoughts on dentistry and has been thinking about pursuing something else. I do have an interest in more business related roles in consulting or finance, preferably something in the life science as I...
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IB Exit Ops in SportsHey everyone, I'm intrigued by the possibility of someday leaving banking to work for a professional sports franchise. MLB is by far the most analytics heavy. Does anyone know of stories where people have successfully landed jobs working in front offices? For reference I am interning in banking t...
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IB Exit Ops in SportsHey everyone, I'm intrigued by the possibility of someday leaving banking to work for a professional sports franchise. MLB is by far the most analytics heavy. Does anyone know of stories where people have successfully landed jobs working in front offices? For reference I am interning in banking t...
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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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UBS PWM vs. Fund of Funds AM internshipWhich do you think is better in regards to the goal of getting an FO SA position next summer? ...
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Economic Political CommentaryHey guys! I just started a wordpress as an outlet for my love of economics and politics, completely new to blogging, but I write as I think so it may be witty. As economically-oriented people, I was wondering if I could get some feedback on how my first post looks!https://rightwingpolitical.wordpres...
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Quit my Finance Job, Learned to Code, Releasing my project: Investment 1 - Smarter Wealth ManagementFour years into a pretty cushiony buy-side job and I was pretty dissatisfied with life. Decided to leave and bought a ruby on rails book and taught myself how to code. I've been working on a few side projects; this is the first serious one I'm releasing: Link is here: Investment 1 I thought it was u...
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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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Reinsurance Opportunities and Career PathsI 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, ...
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Knowing what you are doing; Do you know what you are doing? The question in the title must be always yes and always true in banking and finance. - Don't say things you don't understand - Don't do things you don't understand - Don't make "educated guesses - Say only what you know for sure, if you must, do not email, call It sounds common sense, but you woul...
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Data Adoption continues to drive revenue after XL, Axis IntegrationJakarta, Indonesia - PT XL Axiata Tbk announces its overall growth driven by Data, which is now considered as the fastest growing segment in the overall revenue of the company. A stunning 11% increase in revenue was reviewed to be constant year-on-year. On the last quarter of 2014, Rp 17.6trillion ...
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The Keeley Consulting Group: Climate change’s projected effect on NC coastA new report from the Coastal Resources Commission's Science Panel on Coastal Hazards (SPCH) reveals that North Carolina coast is gradually getting lapped by the sea. Naturally, this is not just an issue that's exclusive to North Carolina as climate change is resulting in stronger typhoons and worse...
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Ratings agency vs. Big 4 advisoryOut of undergrad... A corporate ratings position at one of the big 3 agencies or financial services advisory at one of the big 4? Ultimate goal is a FO role buy side or sell side. ...
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Agricultural Construction OutlookWith the expansion and investment of foreign and local manufacturers in Jakarta, Indonesia, there is also an expansion on the use of the agricultural equipment. There is a wide demand of the products not only in city but most especially in the agricultural parts of the archipelago. Increase in popul...
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Agricultural Construction OutlookWith the expansion and investment of foreign and local manufacturers in Jakarta, Indonesia, there is also an expansion on the use of the agricultural equipment. There is a wide demand of the products not only in city but most especially in the agricultural parts of the archipelago. Increase in popul...
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Who hires Entrepreneurship Majors?I'm thinking about majoring in Entrepreneurship but I want to be able to land a job in case my business fails. Who hires Entrepreneurship majors? ...
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Consulting vs. IB/BBHi all, Can anyone explain the difference between consulting and IB/BB? I am still interested in both and I only have internship experience in consulting before I apply for next year's internship. I would appreciate anyone who had professional experience in both or either one! Thanks in advance, ...
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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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