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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 g...
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Business DevelopmentSo, how does one actually go about getting into a business development type position.  I don't even necessarily mean internal M&A with a big corporation.  I'm talking more about working for a company and developing new business.   ie.) Working for a military contractor and lobbying for new co...
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New Member hereHello all. New member here, and just wondering if I am too old for this site. Just found it via princeofwallstreet.com. I was involved in various different areas of finance. Now looking to write the next chapter in my life. Forum topics here seem very interesting. Keep up the good work. ...
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Career path for a budget analyst / corporate financial analyst roleHi all, I was wondering if any of you know the typical career path for internal corporate budgeting / financial analyst type role. Now I have heard that these roles, even at top companies like Google, can be very mundane work. Will these type of positions even provide me the opportunity to break int...
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NonprofitSay that a person does a year of nonprofit work out of school. Will this person still be able to get a job in banking? ...
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Start-ups launched by ex-bankers / ex-consultantsHow many ex-bankers and ex-consultants launch their own business? What sort? Any interesting story on mind? ...
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any of u plan to start some comphow about all of you... after some years in banking, what about startin a hf, a pe or vc... guess thats the dream of many. but what about other business, like a restaurant or even a chain.. get the logo, the colors and the food.. with some special interior and style. how about a coffee store like st...
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Corp Dev & Bus Dev out of undergrad1. Which frims recruit fresh grads for these positions? a. business development: b. corporate development: 2. How many kids do they hire a year? 3. What is the salary like? Thanx for the info! ...
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CorpFin F500Ive heard alot of people recommend F500 CorpFin. What are the hours like? How would you go about finding these types of positions? Obviously the culture will vary from one firm to the next, but what are some general trends in this particular line of work? What type of work would you do...? Would...
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Help with controller interview at top bankHey All, I've got an interview next week for a controller position in a top banking firm, and I was wondering what insight you all had as to what would be good things for me to cover in preparation. I'm not too familiar with the controller position - I know it's rooted in accounting, and I know tha...
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Rockwood CapitalDoes anyone know anything about this real estate investment firm? How would they be for an analyst role? ...
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21 and starting a companyMe and a person is creating an Investment Portfolio that is off a disclosed theory. We both are going to equally invest money then we'll be able to provide a performance sheet and at that time market it to people will to invest in our portfolio. Ocamm Razor, I need you guys help just to rip it apart...
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Supply ChainCan someone explain simply what a supply chain analyst would do? Does anyone have any experiences about it? Good experience, etc... I'm pretty uninformed about the subject. I'm trying to do some independent research, but some firsthand information would be nice. Thanks. ...
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Starting own consulting company?What base people would you need to hire? What clients would you need? and how does a consulting company charge for there services? ...
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Am I right to go into medicine?I am not american. I did my undergrad outside of usa. But I intend to go to med school in usa. I absolutely hate nyc. No friends, no gf. So my reason for going into medicine is so I could one day end up living on the shore of lake tahoe and hopefully having an office within walking distance of my ho...
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Cisco Systems corp. dev. group?Does anyone have personal experience working at Cisco's corp. dev. group? Or know anyone who worked there? Did/do you like it a lot? How are the hours? How is the deal exposure? How hard is it to get in? Who do they prefer, who do they have more of: analysts or MBAs? What is the pay for an analyst a...
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Vacation in MarchI'm looking to take my gf on a vacation in March. We can basically go anywhere in the world (travel miles) but only have 6 days. She'd want to go to a beautiful beach, so it definitely needs to have a nice beach and be warm weather. I'd like to have some additional activities to try (deep sea fis...
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Corp Dev/Bus Dev JobsHow do you get into one of the Corporate Development/Business Development jobs? Any experienced people who have worked in one of those positions before? I am looking for one of those jobs. I have just completed first year of MBA, part-time program. Should one look at internships or is there a possib...
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Barnett Shale - A Sleeping GiantSome actual good news in a sea of bad? Looks like drilling in the Barnett Shale fields will bring an estimated growth in natural gas production of 9% just this year alone. Jobs abound too, and it seems to be an investor’s dream. Screw Wall Street....I might have to put on a ten gallon hat and h...
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BofA to start filling out the pink slips...Experts are estimating that with Bank of America’s recent purchase of Merrill Lynch, approximately 27,000 employees will be sent packing(nearly 10% of the total workforce). Although most of the slashes will be to back office operation reps, The Charlotte Observer reports that a decent chunk of th...
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It's good to be kingAccording to CNN Money, WaMu’s brand spankin’ new CEO, Alan Fishman, now stands to walk away from the failing firm with more than 18 million dollars in salary, bonuses and severance. He’s been on the job all of three weeks. I have two questions. Is he single? Or is he looking to adopt? Fo...
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Tired of Lehman Bros. Stories Yet???Guess you're not alone. Check out the Coffee Nazi - refusing to serve to Lehman reporters. It's ok, though. I'm pretty sure reporters run on diesel fuel anyway. ...
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Seeking advice from current lawyers; about getting a JDFirst, I need to know about the usefulness of a JD outside of law. I realize that JD will not help in banking, but I'm wondering whether there are other applications for, at least, the knowledge obtained from acquiring a JD if not the credentials associated with the JD (i.e. Politics, Entrepreneursh...
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"Small" Bank Hero, or Ticking Timebomb?What’s the deal with Wells Fargo? With so many other banks around them crumbling like a house of cards, how are they managing to stay above ground; even flourish? Rumors abound that they are shopping around, with National City, Regions Financial Corp., Fifth Third Bancorp and even Legg Mason Inc...
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Corporate Development anaylst expectations?What do corporate development teams at large tech companies expect from their analysts or sr. analysts? I've read a few job postings, but I don't get a good picture of what they are looking for. Most seem very generic to me. A few of the common job requirements: 2+ years exp in IB, consulting, ...
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