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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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Booze Dilemma I know many will probably disagree with me on this one, but lately(almost 2yrs now) I have found a balance for my alcoholic intake. I have realized I usually do well at work, potential pitching and shaving off any extra pennies after gulping down 250ml of vodka with orange juice before work. Basical...
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The investment banker and the bloggerHere's a funny read I stumbled upon... Clearly a joke as the author is a banker himself. http://www.theibanker.com/the-investment-banker-an... Once upon a time there lived a diligent, thirty year old investment banker who was known to do little other than work. He divided his time working between Lo...
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Seeking Capital for Distressed Companies Doing $500K-$5M in Sales, Phoenix, ArizonaLooking for capital partners to invest along side me in small distressed businesses in Arizona, typically doing between $300K-$2M in sales. ...
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Nice restaurant in Palo Alto / Menlo Park area?Hey guys, looking for a restaurant rec so I can purchase a gift certificate for a friend and his wife. I never make it that far south in the Bay so I don't know what's good. Am looking to spend $100-200 total at a nice place that would make a good date night for the two of them. No particular cuisin...
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Best way to Refresh?Hey amigos, I've been working really hard lately and I'm on the verge of burnout....Can people recommend some ways to refresh and refocus? I'll be taking a few weeks off... Was thinking of: Renting a sports car and driving around Europe Hunting the bronze stuff in Brazil Cycling around Japan, eatin...
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MSc in IT Career ?Hi all, Next year I am graduating from George Washington University business school , Masters in Info. Systems Technologies.My main career goal is to enter management consulting industry,but with this non-target uni and degree I understand that my changes are not that high..So I am thinking of other...
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Big 4 Accounting Full Time InterviewI know this forum doesn't look to kindly on Big 4 accounting but it is the path I have chosen to start off with. Just to say it upfront I do intend to leave auditing after either year 3 or 4. I'll be looking to interview for a Big 4 full time job in the Fall at a top 25 accounting school (NIU) so al...
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Tis the Season for HR woes (another chain link message...)Subject: Read the complete e-mail Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees DATE: October 1, 2009 RE: Gala Christmas Party I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There ...
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Big 4 summer internship conflicting with MSAHello all, Quick question regarding Big 4 accounting summer internships and MSA programs. According to the regular timeline, Big 4 internships are supposed to take place the summer before you plan to accept the full time offer. For many, that would be between graduating from undergrad and the MSA pr...
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College Sophomore interested in mutual funds/investmentsCurrently summer interning with a FTSE 100 company and earning a reasonable wage also. 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 any recommended reads or links would b...
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