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Masters in Real Estate / Real Estate Development w/ a bad GPA?For someone looking for a career in real estate, would you recommend a MRED or is it better to go for an MBA? Has anyone had any experience with an MRED program and would you recommend a specific program? I have 2.5 years of solid hands on internship experience in commercial real estate, I own an ...
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Startup Question Getting products on the siteHello guys, I have begun creating a retail site. Don't want to go into too much detail but it's a really cool idea and a very interesting way to shop for stuff. but I am looking for a way to get some clothes on my site. I am going to contact some of the more boutique less represented high quality c...
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Quebec providing opportunities for mining growthCompared to other, less politically stable countries and areas, Quebec's mining friendly environment and excellent infrastructure makes it an ideal location for gold mining. Aurvista's Douay property is advancing one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the province.http://www.youtube.com/wat...
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Counterpoint: Go to Law School (if...)Just watched the Eddy/Frieds WSO lounge episode. A few points/counterpoints/clarifications: 1. Lose the fucking goatees, both of you. It's not 1990 and you aren't 23. 2. Dunno if it's your voice/accent, the topic, or something else, but Frieds you sound like a whiny bitch. You sound like you're prac...
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Life after the Buy-side?I currently work at a prominent investment fund (public equities) as an analyst and find myself increasingly... bored. While the pay and the lifestyle (read: hours) are great, I've found that the learning curve has flattened out substantially after 3 years on the job and the investment process has b...
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Finance related careers in the governmentI recently read an interesting interview/post on mergers and inquisitions about a person who worked in a European (eastern European I think) Ministry of Finance. Before I entered undergrad I was a nerdy obsessed high schooler with dreams of making the big bucks on Wall Street. I've slowly come to re...
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Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) with PwC exit opportunitiesI'm interviewing with PwC's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) group and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the group. Specifically, what type of exit opportunities will this give me? Thanks for the help! ...
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International Career adviceSup Oasis. So after much thought and deliberation I've concluded that I really want to leave the US after college. I want to put myself out there and explore what the world has to offer. Perhaps find a job in Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Japan, or wherever. I've got one year of undergrad left an...
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BB Operations vs. Start UpHey Guys, Posted this a few weeks ago, hoping for a few more opinions before I make my decision. I've been a longtime reader for over a year now, but I decided to finally make an account because I have some general career questions for you all. My background: good GPA, finance major, coming from a n...
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Innovative Cold Calling TechniquesHello all. Any innovative ideas to get through borderline paranoid executive secretary tol et you speak to the MD or partner in an advisory firm. I even tried email but their official site or down or doesn't exist. Is the idea of calling her and telling her you wanted to send over document xx right ...
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Corporate Finance Exit OppsWhere can one realistically go from corporate finance? For example, let's say you start out in a corporate finance role within a Fortune 500 company, what other finance related jobs can you transition to? (Still mention them, even if the transition would require a grad degree, such as an MBA, or a...
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Corporate strat/dev in media/entertainment industryDoes anyone have information on corporate strat at big media and entertainment companies such as NBC, HBO, lionsgate, etc.? Looking for comp, whether entry level recruitment exists, backgrounds of people in these areas, general information, etc. ...
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Goldman Sachs Operations SalaryHow much do Operation Analysts at Goldman Sachs typically make during their first year out of undergrad. Are there typically signing bonuses or end of year bonuses? I know this topic has been discussed before but the numbers are unclear every one seems to have an opinion that operations sucks and th...
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Phoenix, AZHello! I am looking for monkeys in Phoenix who would like to size up the City for me? I have obviously read the typical online suspect entries on Phoenix, but wanted to get some advice from locals. I have lived only in East Coast cities, and amongst them, Boston and NYC. I am trying to figure ou...
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Switch to Startup?Hey Guys, I've been a longtime reader for over a year now, but I decided to finally make an account because I have some general career questions for you all. My background: good GPA, finance major, coming from a non-target with a strong alumni base in the field of finance here in NYC. Graduated May ...
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Big 4: Audit vs. Tax?I'm starting my masters in accounting in May. I'm not too experienced in accounting (my program had a cap on the number of accounting classes you could come in with at 9 hours). Before the end of my summer term I have to pick between audit and tax. My question is, how do they really differ on a day-...
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MS in Risk Management - Career choices?So I just graduated college with a degree in Accounting (I know, I know) with a pretty solid GPA. As most of you know, in order to get the CPA license, you would need 150 credit hours, which most people do with a MAcc. However, my school has a new program, MS in Risk Management with a concentration ...
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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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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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