Thank you WSO. I wish I could put it in more words, after months and 70+ applications, cold emails, cold calls, I finally landed an interview with a boutique bank in NYC and they offered me a long term intern analyst position (~6 months) which I believe could materialize into a FT gig.

- non-target state school okay GPA (3.6)
- non-Finance background
- graduated about a year ago (been working in an unrelated field since)
- no contacts in the finance industry prior to a few months ago

I bought the networking, fit interview, and tech interview guides and used them to a T (highly suggested)

I was fortunate to network--->cold email---->phone info session my way into an interview.

Like someone said in another thread, "i've never been so excited to work 80 hours a week"

Thanks WSO. As I celebrate tonight among my friends, I will toast to you (and my friends will have no idea what the f*ck i'm talking about).

I could have never asked for a better way to start the new year

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Comments (6)


congratulations...it's good to hear a success story every now and again.

Good luck in NYC

Of course, I would just buy in scales.

See my WSO Blog | my AMA


I NEVER get sick of these thread. Some of us had our moment and some will in the future. Enjoy it- today is your day brah


congrats man! make the best out of the internship and get the FT offer


Congrats! I actually enjoy reading these old #winning threads. Even if it's just to get my banana points.


Congratulations! I have a similar background, and hope to be in your position. Good luck getting that FT offer!


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