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
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 11 hours 14 min 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 22 hours 4 min 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 1 day 43 min 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 4 days ago
|9||By JohnnyBlazeNY 2 days 3 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 21 hours ago
|1||By Masterz57 2 days 8 hours ago|
How repeatable are Turing Pharma and Axovant Sciences? ...
By castondavis 6 days 52 min ago
|3||By mrrichman 5 days 7 hours 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 1 day ago
|61||By DEAF 1 week 2 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 2 days ago
|5||By OverTheHedge 1 week 3 days 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 3 weeks 3 days ago
|8||By alman 1 week 5 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 3 weeks ago
|4||By Frosty Jack 2 weeks 2 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 2 weeks 3 days 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 2 weeks 6 days ago
|1||By qwertyzxc 2 weeks 4 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 3 weeks 5 days ago
|14||By Ion26 2 weeks 4 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 1 day ago
|9||By Name Of Profit 3 weeks 1 day 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 3 weeks 3 days 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 3 weeks 5 days 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
|16||By r15 1 month 3 days ago|
Hello, I will be taking the CFA exam this December. After reading the forum, and seeing people talk about how hard work does not equate success, I am starting to have serious doubts about whether this exam will help me reach my end goal. Why did you take the CFA? What industry are you in? and How d...
By LeverageMill 1 month 2 days ago
|13||By LeverageMill 1 month 3 days ago|
Hi all! Long story short, I have a degree in physics/chemistry from college and recently decided not to pursue the science path. Just graduated and don't have finance experience. I recently got offers from Bloomberg and a big four firm, here's where I need help: option 1) data researcher/analyst at ...
By rapidash 1 month 1 week ago
|3||By abnba 1 month 4 days ago|
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...
By AspiringFinanci... 8 months 2 weeks ago
|5||By Tink 1 month 6 days ago|
My parents recently divorced, and I intend to drop my dad's last name (my last name is currently hyphenated). I won't go into the specific details, but my dad and I are not close and probably never will be. At the same time, he is my dad, and I have no idea how he will react when he finds out that I...
By thestranger 1 month 3 weeks ago
|6||By Chimp101 1 month 1 week ago|
I'm a high school senior with a 3.85 UW GPA, 2290 SAT I, 800 SAT 2 Lit, 750 SAT 2 US History, and 10 AP classes. I was planning on attending a higher-ranked school (applied to NYU, Boston College, UNC Chapel Hill, Barnard College, USC, Boston University, Fordham University and SCU) but I received fu...
By 71000 6 months 3 weeks ago
|14||By Redacted 1 month 1 week ago|