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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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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. No Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No. Consulting: Cornerstone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round. ...
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What investment banking is in simple words and my story 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 Other I picked investment banking... In investment banking you will be worki...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harver Health Insurance Group Tokyo News - 5 Vinkkejä Ymmärtää Paremmin SairausvakuutusSairausvakuutus on sekava, mutta ei ymmarrysta your kattavuus voi jattaa sinua odottamaton laaketieteellisen laskut. Vaikka kuluttajat saavat enemman tietoa kuin koskaan, tietaa tarkkoja neuvoja parhaista lahteista pienentaa vaarinkasitys ja valtuuttaa voit tehda parhaat paatokset oman terveydenhuol...
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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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