A Look Behind the Wall
After over one year in development and much anticipation we are excited to finally announce the release of A Look Behind the Wall: An Overview of Six Wall Street Career Paths. This is an unprecedented inside look at various finance career paths. WallStreetOasis.com has collaborated with its most knowledgeable users to provide one of the most detailed, entertaining and insightful publications to hit Wall Street in years.
Even given the current economic climate, Wall Street remains a top destination for college students and young professionals. Compared to the alternatives, exit opportunities and finance career paths for Wall Streeters are still compelling. Recent graduates with Wall Street jobs still top the compensation charts for their class, and it is these same individuals who are most likely to be found in the nation’s top MBA programs a few years later. Thus, while the business models of many firms are currently being stress-tested, not much has changed for the ambitious college student. The most competitive, challenging, and financially-rewarding jobs are still to be found on Wall Street.
This finance career guide doesn’t purport to have all the answers, nor does it attempt to make generalizations about the industry. Instead, each of our contributors has offered a personal and candid look into their work lives: how they got there, what it’s like, and the traits and skills that have been necessary for them to succeed along their finance career path. Your mileage may vary, of course; details will differ between firms, years, and geographic areas. However, our contributors’ stories provide data points that should be helpful as you do your own analysis. Included in this finance career guide are chapters on investment banking, private equity, venture capital, private wealth management, hedge funds and management consulting.
If you want more details or advice, many of our contributors (as well as other Wall Street pros) can be found on the WallStreetOasis forums. If they’re not slammed and you ask politely, they may be able to help you out. And whether you’re looking for your first job or a new job: keep us posted!
Best of luck,
The team at WallStreetOasis.com