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New Forum: WSO Success StoriesSince we've had so many of these lately, I thought we would start a forum dedicated to the success stories of WSO members to serve as a place where people can go to get inspired. What I actually did was get rid of the Entrepreneurial Forum since it had the least # of posts and technically could fall...
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WSO User GuidelinesPlease read in the WSO User Guidelines in detail before posting to WSO. ...
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Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBDThis is an absolute must read if you're from a non-target! I will try to detail out as much of my journey as I can. This post is kind of long overdue; however, I feel like it's better late than never. (Even if it's really poorly written.) I got an email around November of 2010 from JPM Houston's IBD...
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Hi there - New IntroductionHi there, long time viewer, long time poster. just thought i'd re-introduce myself. something about me: i like cats and i am an investment banker. ask me anything. ...
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Just got my offer. Thank you WSOHello. Today I received an offer from a major oil company in the trading department for my first summer internship. I go to a non-target and have sub par grades (3.4/4.0) but with the help of networking and WSO I was able to land my dream position. Overall I just want to thank the users of WSO for s...
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Average GPA to M&A at Boutique Investment BankI want to say a huge thank you the WSO community as I have just landed a full time offer at a boutique bank in London and thought i would offer my advice in the hope it will help someone in the same way WSO has helped me. Quick Background: I went to a top 10 Uni in the UK which is a target Uni for...
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The World's Largest ArenaArchitecture: World-class, foreign-based companies designed and built the arena. Populous, a global mega-architecture firm, designed the arena through their office in Brisbane, Australia. The arena has been master planned to enable at least 50,000 people to gather inside the building and a further 5...
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AMA - IB Coverage / M&A From Non-Target School to Tier 1 Bulge Bracket and M&A BoutiqueI had a good, but not great GPA, and went to a similarly leveled college on the east coast. It's still a non-target university known more for sciences and engineering than for business and finance. I had to work my way into a 2nd-tier bulge bracket bank that is mostly US focused through a summer i...
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Non-Target, Cold e-mailing to Multiple BB / MM SA Offers -- Yes it can be Done!All, I've been reading WSO for quite a long time, but this is my first and perhaps my last serious post about myself. A bit about my background: I am a junior studying finance at a 200% Non-Target university (yes, there are baby sitting positions on my school's career site, that's how non-target it ...
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How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.The background is here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/im-so-pathet... Finance: Goldman Sachs 1st round. No. Altamont Capital 1st round. No. Bracebridge Capital 1st round. No Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No. Consulting: Cornersone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round. No. Simo...
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An Interesting Success StoryI ran into an old friend the other day and wanted to share his story with the community. He asked me to omit particular facts to maintain his anonymity. I hope that his story will encourage some of you to continue to persevere. My friend has an unconventional background (philosophy major from a non...
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Anyone have a success story after a not-so-great college experience?The reason I ask this is simply this: I want to go into finance. I really do. I spend just as much time on here as I do fantasizing about my future - which is 95% of my thoughts. I go to somewhat of a target school, considering it's a top-20 undergrad b-school but it's located in the Midwest and th...
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Harver Health Insurance Group Tokyo News - 5 Vinkkejä Ymmärtää Paremmin SairausvakuutusSairausvakuutus on sekava, mutta ei ymmärrystä your kattavuus voi jättää sinua odottamaton lääketieteellisen laskut. Vaikka kuluttajat saavat enemmän tietoa kuin koskaan, tietää tarkkoja neuvoja parhaista lähteistä pienentää väärinkäsitys ja valtuuttaa voit tehdä parhaat päätöks...
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How to Pass the Series 7 ExamIf you are reading this post, you are most likely preparing to sit for the series 7 exam. First and foremost, I made this post because I wish it existed when I was studying for the exam. For me, the stakes were very high - pass the series 7 exam on the first attempt or lose my new wall street job ...
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Sincere thank you to the WSO CommunityMod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Fellow Monkeys, this is my story of triumph, success, and most importantly, humility. It...
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Got rejected from Amazon Financial Analyst posistionRejected after super day at Amazon for FA position. Pretty gutted as I put all my chips into this internship. I feel like my back is against the wall and no matter how depressed I am, I will claw tooth and nail to prevent spending this summer without an internship. Do you think I still have time i...
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Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. A little bit about me: I graduated from a Canadian uni...
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How I got into BankingMod Note: bumping this thread from November 2006 up top to the forums for new members who haven't seen it. Great story from one of our top members. So I'm new here and spent a good deal of time reading all of the posts from the past few weeks. I thought I would share my story. So I am at a Busine...
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Non-target to BB M&A - Thank you!I've been debating whether or not to post this but decided to go ahead with it as I know these sort of posts always spurred me during my darker days! Will just be sharing my story and path from how I went from a pretty poor state school to a non-target university and getting myself a full time offer...
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Part 2- Finally Got It - Top MM Offer- Thank You WSOSo my previous post (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finally-got-...) had people commenting on it asking how i went about networking/using linkedin. Here is my advice on basically reaching out to someone cold on linkedin/just how to game the networking system. My method might not work for all,...
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Role model?Hi guys, thought i'd post it here...i was wondering if you guys have encountered any role models that inspired you in your careers and made you keep moving forward? what were they like? what were their career trajectories like? cheers! ...
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Non Target & No Internships to Target with Multiple OffersHey guys. So This past week I received offers from GS Strats and MS S&T. For me it marked the end of a 2.5 year journey that I thought some of you might find interesting. Before I begin I want to say how lucky I am to have parents that could help me immensely along this long and sometimes expens...
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Thanks WSO - Finally got an offer!Fellow monkeys! This post is long overdue but I recently received an offer from a BB (think GS/MS). I used thank you posts like these in the past as 'if they can do it, so can you' to keep me motivated. Took me over a year to get this offer and I'm really glad I stumbled on this website and went thr...
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Equities Sales SA Offer, Hard Work Starts Here...This week I confirmed my offer for a 9-week summer analyst position in Equities Sales at a top BB in Canary Wharf, London. Firstly, thank you to everyone on this forum who has replied to my posts/ advised me over the past few years. Secondly, the hard work starts now! I was just wondering if anyone ...
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A Non-Target Sophomore's Guide to Earning a BB OfferIt's been a few weeks since I received a BB offer for S&T - I've really used the time to process and thank my lucky stars. Looking back on the entire journey, I realized there were a few key steps to making it and I wanted to share them with you guys. Please take note that I'm a sophomore at a n...
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