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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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What investment banking is in simple words and my story Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/9/13 There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: Commercial Banking corporate finance Financial Planning Hedge Funds Insurance Investment Banking Money Management Private Equity Real Estate...
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What investment banking is in simple words and my story Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/9/13 There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: Commercial Banking corporate finance Financial Planning Hedge Funds Insurance Investment Banking Money Management Private Equity Real Estate...
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Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got outThe Truth About The Back Office Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the back office (i.e Operations) on this site but I just thought I'd add my 2 cents as I recently left for another job after spending 1 year in BB Ops. 1. Pay: I don't know about other banks or regions but in mine, the...
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what is important to meAs we know, analysts and associates work involves some trivial work, work that makes you worthless, makes you question why you should exist, why you are there, what is the point in all this. These work usually makes you feel like you don't matter at all. You don't have to be there for the team to fu...
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Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I just received an IB SA offer this morning from the number 1 firm on my list and I jus...
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Finally a Gas TraderYou can see my AMA post (currently ongoing) here. I graduated in May of 2012, from a non-target school with a below average GPA in a major that's quantitative but enough for a direct opportunity. I graduated with little to no networking, no jobs lined up, etc., but quickly got on to a PE firm being ...
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Finally a Gas TraderYou can see my AMA post (currently ongoing) here. I graduated in May of 2012, from a non-target school with a below average GPA in a major that's quantitative but enough for a direct opportunity. I graduated with little to no networking, no jobs lined up, etc., but quickly got on to a PE firm being ...
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Ask me anything: Ex Banking Analyst in China + Incoming PE AnalystHi All, been on the site for a while and previously contributed a bit on investment banking in China. After 2 years at my previous bank, I am moving to a top middle market Asia focused PE fund (China team) in the next few weeks. I have experience working on cross-border M&A, both onshore and off...
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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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Keep your spouse clueless: Road to Happiness Hi In a relationship, you talk about everything because you are best friends. This is easier said than done for us in Finance because they simply do not understand what we do. There is absolutely no point in explaining something to aliens (and we appear like aliens to them). I'd say keep them guess...
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State School-->GS NYC Summer Analyst-->Medical SchoolComplete 180 career move. Now third year medical student. Here to chat with anyone that dipped their toes in and didn't like it. ...
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How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.The background story is here: I'm so pathetic--I can't get past 1st round Interviews Finance:Goldman Sachs 1st round. No. Altamont Capital 1st round. No. Bracebridge Capital 1st round. NoBridgewater Associates 1st round. No. Consulting:Cornerstone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round. No....
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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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Training course for finance?Hi guys, I have a question and your help would be much appreciated. I understand there is training courses for e.g investment banking, like a package of videos and courses you can buy.. Is there something similar to that for finance in general? Something that would go over everything related to fina...
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Non-Target to BB IBD Dudes, I've recently accepted an offer to a BB IBD group after 2 years of absolute torture in terms of uncertainty and leverage. Here's the background: - Non-Target UG, B.S.E. Engineering - Multiple internships in heavy industrial mfg. - One Year post-grad work in sales in electronics mfg. After rou...
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CFA ScheduleNow that I can delegate, I'm looking to use the additional time I have at work to study for the CFA. What's the quickest time that I can pass all 3 exams (I'm planning on not having a life for this) if I register now? ...
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From Homeless and Parentless to Harvard Inspirational story about the adversity Zack Hodges overcame. Left Parentless and Homeless, Harvard Star's Amazing Journey May Lead to the NFL ...
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From the "Hood" to IBDAfter a couple of Goose Island Pale Ale's, and waiting for the Hawks game to be over, I have decided to write my "success" story on this forum. Over the past couple of years, I've spent my time lurking WallStreetOasis/M&I, picking up important pieces of information along the way, so I thought I'...
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Would Love Some GuidanceHope everyone is doing well. I'm currently in my 3rd year at a non target, and recently recevied an internship offer from a BB. Although it's a back office position, I'm excited about this opportunity and plan on using it as a learning experience/stepping stone. I would love to land a full time offe...
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summer job searchnever mind wrong post ...
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