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Need Advice regarding career changeHey guys, I recently started a FMP program with a F100 (Not GE, or J&J) and am really enjoying my current rotation within a Strategy group. I am getting relevant modeling experience regarding small acquisition and investments that my SBU needs. Plus, my role is highly analytical in terms of benc...
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Create company ReviewWhat if someone is not in the finance industry, but would like to have access to the "Wallstreetiasis"database to get the salary, interview, and etc info. ...
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transition to real estate development?i'm curious to see, does anyone know of anyone that has made the transition from banking (specifically M&A) to real estate development (not PE)? or is this more of a go to b-school type thing before? would be interested in anyone with information on this. thanks. ...
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College Junior interested in mutual funds/investmentsSummer intern with a FTSE 100 company at their corporate office based in the United States, and earning a reasonable wage. I want to allocate some of my paycheck to a low-risk investment/mutual fund, but I lack a deeper knowledge in the area. Any suggestions about how to start saving/investing or an...
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What are the most profitable financial occupations that can be done online?The only thing I can think of is day to day trading and independent investing. Are there other careers that I missed? ...
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CPA vs MBAFor climbing the corporate ladder, do you think a CPA or an MBA is a better decision, or would I need to get both? After doing a lot of thinking, I think I've come to the conclusion that banking just isn't for me. I really don't think I'm cut out for the lifestyle and I've realized that I really enj...
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Books for a newbie interested in a career in finance/consulting?Hello, Im a college student considering a career in finance or consulting. Are there any books you guys would recommend to a total newbie to get started? I have some time this summer during my breaks/weekends etc. ...
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The company you keep: A world without exit opsSo forgive me if this turns into one of "those" threads, but I was a bit curious about something... Everyone on this board seems obsessed with the "exit ops" from whatever job they get out of undergrad. But what if that weren't an option? Not saying you have to be a lifer at whatever firm you go to,...
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Burnt out, remedied and came back stronger?Hey! Anyone want to briefly share some stories about the envitable burn out being in the finance industry, taking a break and making a strong comeback? or leaving the show all together.... I could see some professionals not taking the proper vacation time, working in shitty conditions for a year too...
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Side business or focus on main goal?Hey Monkey's, Being the off-topic section I felt it would be appropiate to ask this here I am going onto my third-year at university and my main goal is to get into high finance, mainly Investment Banking.... However I feel as if an extra stream of money would be beneficial (other than having a day...
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Should I pursue a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship?Hello all, My long-term goal is to start a small, simple, automated (i.e. outsourced) internet business that generates an income of about 100k a year for me and requires a minimal amount of work hours (once it gets rolling, of course). I won't bore you with the details of the plan, but if you've ev...
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Is there a name for these kind of people/scammers on Wall Street?So just coming off a freshman year at a non target, I figured it would help to find an internship, any kind of internship at that point because almost no one recruits freshmen. So I came across Northstar Consulting Group, a sales and marketing agency. I sent them my resume and got called for an inte...
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Big 4 FDDWhat exactly does the FDD (Financial Due Diligence) Group at Big 4 firms do? Specifically how is the FDD group at PwC considered? Lastly, what are your exit opps? ...
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My Case for Corporate FinanceAs a few of you know, I have been working in a FP&A role at a F50ish company for a few months now. Through most of my undergrad, I was very naive and thought finance only pertained to capital markets. After I failed to get offers from both ER and IB at a few MM and boutique firms the spring befo...
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Job search and financial modeling skillsI have been working in audit at a Big4 firm for the last 2 years and have started to look at opportunities in a more finance-oriented role. As I go through requirements for financial analyst-type positions, I'm seeing that most obviously require some experience with financial modeling. While I have...
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Does a computer science knowledge help in accounting?I'm currently at UT, and their accounting and computer science are both fairly good. I was wondering whether it would be beneficial to have some knowledge in computer science (a minor) and whether it would help in any way with my career path of becoming an accountant (CPA). If anyone has any feedbac...
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Excel HelpHey guys I am working on a project in Excel at the moment and I need a function that will delete all text to the right of the second period of a string of text for an entire column of data. For example: I like cars. Cars are cool. Cars are fast. I need a function that will delete everything after t...
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What to do after startup fails? Advice?To make a long story short, I cofounded a startup soon after I graduated from college last year. The startup is corporate vc funded. (think one of the well known brands like Google, Intel...etc). Unfortunately things haven't turned out the way we hoped and it's possible that by next year the startup...
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Starting your career now? You're screwed.If you are starting your career now, I have bad news.  The effects on compensation for those who start their career during a weak market is long lasting and painful.  The reason is obvious, wages are fairly sticky.   Issue 1:  If your pay package starts out low, it's difficult to make up the dif...
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Hotter Girls....Chicago or BostonTalk to me. Chi-town or Beantown? ...
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Maximum "Free-Time"Which career path within the Finance industry do you think has the most time flexibility? I was a Finance major with a minor in Economics. I'm currently working in the middle office of a BB. I have a really entrepreneurial mindset, and ultimately I think I would like to work for myself. In the me...
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What site do you use to see the market close yesterday?I'm curious as to what site you all use when your looking for the general closing numbers of yesterday's market? Something quick, efficient and supplies the current trend today. Thank you for your comments ...
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Job Change SuggestionsI've been working at a hedge fund for ~5 years now primarily in an FP&A type of role. There's not much in terms of growth opportunities, so it's time to figure out my next steps. I'm not an accountant and don't want to be one. My plan was to look for business school to get into investment bankin...
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What can I invest in with just £600........Thanks...I'm 19 ...going to second year of university ...
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