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+109How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...90
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+5615 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...20
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+53Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...80
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+32WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...932 months 3 days ago
+33What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...77
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+31Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to...21
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+21A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top MM PE firm. As several other users can attest to, the PE recruiting process can be an absolute grind. After having had some time to reflect on the entire process, I thought I'd share my experience in the hope that it...274 days 9 hours ago
+21What I Look For When Hiring Junior TradersI’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having hired and trained a few throughout my career, I feel fairly...492 years 2 months ago
+21INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...91
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+27Accidentally Punched MD in the FaceIt's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...52
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+18Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...28
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+17How Do We Decouple Income From Work?<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p> <p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...86
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+15Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing <span class='keyword_link'><a...72
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+156 REAL Habits I've Observed From Self-Made MillionairesBusiness Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-of-self-made-millionaires-2016-3">"13 Habits of Self-Made...16
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+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...688
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+15Dear DiaryA stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy... I’m in the vortex. The magnetron. I’ve been suffering from too little...12
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+13Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib...90
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+13A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball PlayerI figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...39
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+15How does models and bottles work?I keep hearing the phrase <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-does-models-and-bottles-work">models and bottles</a></span>, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But,...134
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+12WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...16
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+12How to find fast and healthy food court meals (even if you're crazy busy)I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races. That's right.  In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervélo bike. These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do...12
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+10AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...130
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+12From Depression to Community College to Target School & BeyondHey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself and hopefully share...28
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+11Advice to Fellow Non-Targets / Low GPAs: Use LinkedinI have seen a lot of posts about cold calling/emailing when your background isn't necessarily target and I thought I'd put in my two cents. To people trying to break in: use LinkedIn email religiously. Let me preface this by stating I was a 3.0 student at a very non-target state...20
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+11Structuring and Flow in an M&A ModelMost of you probably already know this, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to say it again out loud. Especially since I've seen a few confusingly (and unnecessarily) circular models lately, it might be a good time to review. When designing your models, like a good computer program, your...10
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+9I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anythingI'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc. 52
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+10'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall Street<em>"Equity" came out last week (limited release) and currently has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes</em> Coming straight out of 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival, Meera Menon's Equity is dubbed “the first all-female Wall Street movie” by many. It is an incredibly...33
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+62017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does FT IB Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other methods. Thanks guys!250
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+72017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagesAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...137
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+9Workaholics vs. Successaholics: Working Hard vs. Working SmartGreetings fellow monkeys: By way of introduction, I have been a shadow-user for quite some time, please excuse my lurking, and I want to thank everybody for all of the thought and effort that is put into your posts. I have learned a great amount from the WSO community and the content is often...28
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+7From Non-Target to ThreesomeFriday night. I'm at the club, grinding on two fine NYU specimens, one is my date and the other told us her name was Chloé. I peer over my shoulder and cringe at the desperate frat boys, raising vodka for the sober women, oblivious to the fact that chicken-legs and chubbies don’t go...18
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+9I'm writing this from a strip club! (Plus, a movie review)Big news to report: I finally got around to watching <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/">The Big Short</a> Friday night. I don't know what you monkeys were doing in December that you had time to spare during the holiday crunch to drop 15 bucks on both you...3
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+6What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate...73
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+52016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a...171
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+6How Being Entitled Can Get You FiredMillennials are often labeled as being entitled, and while I don't support this stereotype, this story made me think otherwise: It all started with this summer intern (let's call him Mike) who felt like the dress code was too strict. [quote]"I felt the dress code was overly...27
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+6AMA: Extreme Non Target to IBDNOTE: Made this post a while back but didn't have enough bananas to post the story into the main body. Starting college as a pre med student, I attended a college highly regarded in the biological research field but a complete fucking joke in anything else. And by a complete joke I mean...19
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+62017 FT S&T ThreadFeel free to post deadline dates and whether or not apps are open on here and I will continue to add. As you can tell, I have more names to add as well so just let me know who I left off and I will add: <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+5Attending Tuck @ Dartmouth in the fall, after being waitlisted. Ask me anything (AMA)Age: just turned 25 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>: 690, 700, 760 Ethnicity: Caucasian Gender: M Geo Loc: US (South)79
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+5What Would You Say to 20 y/o YouHi everyone, I am currently 20 years old and studying Econ in NYC. Ideally, like everyone, I want to land a job after graduation. For those of you in the financial industry, what are some words of advice for someone who wants to make the most out of college in the city? What might you have...62
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+52016 analyst bonus threadHey everyone. Bonuses should be coming our around now. What are the 1st 2nd 3rd year analyst bonuses looking like at your firms this year?46
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+5Should I put a "lol" in my email to MD?The MD at my firm just sent me - the intern - an email (for the first time) asking me to complete some simple tasks for him. In it, he also included a joke at the end. I'm debating if I should reply to the joke by saying something like "that's a good one" or...38
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+5Why I feel pessimistic about the future of Wall StreetI'm sure you all know how much Wall Street has suffered since the 2008 financial crisis due to fines, regulations, and job cuts --- <strong>but do you know how badly?</strong> The numbers on these charts may surprise you. <h3>---Heavy fines</h3> <img...22
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+5REFM Review - Real Estate Financial Modeling Courses 1-3I just went through levels 1-3 of Bruce Kirsch's Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM) and another monkey recommended I give a review... So here is a summary and what I though about the courses: Level 1 - starts off as simple formatting and statistics formulas (max, min, avg). Then moves...8
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+5Q&A With Jared Dillian – All The Evil of This World Jared Dillian’s new book <em>All The Evil of This World</em> hit shelves/kindles on June 21st and is already seeing great reviews on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/amazon"...71 month 1 day ago
+5WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 22 July, 8:00pm @ Paname Brewing CompanyWSO Happy Hour is coming back to Paris. Come join us for great beer, food, and conversation at the Paname Brewing Company in Paris! Date/Time: Friday, July 22nd @ 8:00pm Location: Paname Brewing Company 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris http://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/en/ How...6
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+5“Demolition” (2015) Movie Review: Investment Banker Turned Construction WorkerEither investment banking really sucks, or they lack good Wall Street therapists—either way, this movie shows the strange turns that the grieving process can take for a truly desperate person. This is what happens to Wall Street slime ball David Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose wife Julia...41 month 3 hours ago
+5Chances for FT recruiting IB?When I first started applying for SA positions this summer, I was so happy when I got an interview with a boutique bank at my hometown(New York). When I went in for an interview, I found out that they were actually looking for people to join the consulting part of the group at the boutique bank....1
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+4LinkedIn losing credibility?I can't help but to notice that more and more people on LinkedIn are posting content that does not belong on there such as posting pictures of their kids or getting engaged (yes I've seen this). To me, this devalues LinkedIn and groups it in with the rest of the social media/networking...37
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+4How to Read Financial NewsHow do you read your financial news every day? Discerning what kind of financial news to read every day can potentially double or triple your productivity at the desk. Even though some newsletters are your favorites, they might not help you formulate your opinion of the markets. Sometimes,...26
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+4WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...231 month 2 days ago
+4Hedge Fund Interview Horror Stores / Hedge Fund Managers and Arrogance?I had an interview with a hedge fund (was looking for experience). Got burned pretty badly. I won't name names or specifics publicly, but it wasn't a typical <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+5An open letter to Ben Kunz, inventor of the Shake Weight Dear (no homo) Ben Kunz, Golden God of Gainz, In 2010 I was a mere first-year college track star, sparsely covered in muscle, unlearned in the ways of whey, when I turned on my dorm room TV at 5 in the morning. I saw a totally shredded guy, no homo, shaking a dumbbell in motionless anger like...13
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+5Morgan Stanley's advice to summer analystsSummer analysts often have tons of questions, yet they're afraid to ask out of fear that they may be perceived as under-qualified. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>...2
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+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...2
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+52017 IBD SA MEGATHREADLet's try and get a timeline of all deadlines for most <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s and Boutiques (including diversity/scholarship events)....03 weeks 8 hours ago
+3What are your Linkedin pet peeves?Some people choose to document their entire life on Linkedin, while others prefer to keep it simple, showing the bare minimum. Personally, I like to keep mine somewhere in between. I cringe whenever I see people writing their autobiography in the summary, having an essay under each of their...98
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+3Return Offers Summer 2016A lot of us will be wrapping up our SA stints in the next couple of weeks, and if you are like me, you're thinking about return offers. I know each bank is different, but overall, what percentage of SAs will be getting return offers this summer? It will almost certainly not be higher than...635 hours 5 min ago
+3Do you ever stop and think if the hours are worth it?I love finance, I really enjoy working in it. The numbers, the models (excel), all of it. However the hours are somewhat getting to me. Although I probably don't have the very worst hours out there, having my weekdays being constrained to long days in the office and limited sleep is...55
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+4What's the failure rate for aspiring investment bankers? I've been on this forum for some time, and I've noticed that many post their success stories but stories of failure are rare. Because of this, I feel that it's possible that a representation bias may exist within WSO regarding how many people actually achieve their goal of getting...48
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+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...443 weeks 4 days ago
+3Gary Johnson 2016 - You In?The LP ticket is getting a lot more press this year due to how awful Clinton and Trump are. I met Gov. Johnson a few years back when I was still an undergrad and the guy couldn't be more down to earth. More importantly, I think his brand of practical libertarianism is what is most...29
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+3Uber in the AirTech start-up <a href="https://www.flyblade.com/">Blade</a> just closed another round of financing, bringing its valuation to $75 million. For those unfamiliar with the service, the company is sort of like Uber, but for helicopters. The two have partnered in the past,...12
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+3Good post and model for valuing distressed debtThis site is run by a poster on these forums but I think this post deserves attention because it is well written and includes a good looking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...12
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+3BB&T cuts entire ER departmenthttp://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/28/bbt-cuts-jobs-as-it-exits-equity-research-trading-business.html Surprised that this wasn't here already. But for any aspiring equity researchers (looking at those ppl who've messaged me as of late asking for advice), this is the risk of entering a...10
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+3Investment Talent Programme NBIMAnyone with experience or knowledge about the Norges Bank Investment Managements graduate program, Investment Talent Programme? I am considering applying but have heard that the program is really bad, is that true, anyone? Read a link from previous years on this forum, just wondering if there...4
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+3Reflections from consulting internships?Hi everyone, The MBA monkeys out there should be wrapping up their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> in the next few weeks and heading back to start...2
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+2CFA June 2016 Results<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> exam results came out this week. My heart was pounding just waiting for the results to come in. Good...57
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+2The one thing you wish you knew?What is the one thing you wish you knew before starting IB or your career in general? Could be any tip or advice... For me, I wish I knew the true meaning of "it's not about what you know, it's about who you know"53
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+3List of Targets and Semi-TargetsFirst off, I just wanna say that this forum has more influence than you think. I know multiple suckers, including myself, who have based content on this forum as one of their major factors when considering which school to attend. As a rising high school senior, I'm looking for schools to...50
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+2Edgy Resume? Yes or No?A friend of mine is applying for positions in finance now. She is a sophomore at an Ivy and trying to get experience in finance. She is targeting mostly office assistant positions. She showed me a resume template that is really cool and edgy. It's a non-traditional but very clean...47
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+2Open offices vs. cubicles - Which one do you prefer?To start off, I just wanted to say that open offices suck. It lacks privacy. It's loud. And it's distracting. I can't even comfortably go on WSO. Too bad for me, <a...40
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+2Coffee recommendations?About to have another all-nighter. At times like this, I've been keeping myself awake by drinking <strong>Death Wish Coffee:</strong> As its name implies, this thing is realllllly strong. Lately though, I feel like it may be a bit too much for me. I'm considering...37
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+2The MLB doesn't market superstars wellQuite frankly, I’m pretty shocked why more people haven’t been talking about this topic in the sports world. Or is it that I’m just behind, or is baseball actually "dying"? Some of baseball’s top stars like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Bryce Harper aren’t getting nearly...33
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+2REIT associate interview and salary negotiationHello everyone, I am a grad working in a middle office type role in Corporate Banking and graduated from a non ivy target school (although some elitists on here might consider it a semi target) one year ago and have an interview with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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+3How LinkedIn Became a New Pick Up SiteDo you use LinkedIn to connect with strangers? Even worse.. Do you use LinkedIn to pick up women? This is what Abigail McAlpine, a consultant from UK, experienced after she posted her profile photo, and some guy tried to hit on her through LinkedIn. [quote]“Please do not use this...21
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+2Facebook introduced 'Instagram Stories' to compete with SnapchatBack in the '90s, before memes were really a thing, people were already passing around this picture (see below) of Bill Gates as a Borg (from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). <strong>Microsoft was the king.</strong> Any competitor Microsoft couldn't buy,...18
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+3What is the Shorting "Research" ProcessI currently work on the sell side doing Equity Research. One thing I have noticed is that management teams don't want to meet with funds that short. Management is generally considered to be a good resource for investors/buy-side and can sure up someones' investment thesis (or destroy...17
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+2Real Estate Hedge Fund List (Looking)Hi all, Trying to put a list of hedge funds who invest primarily or have a team that invests mainly in Real Estate - debt or equity doesn't matter. Names that come to mind so far: Och Ziff Davidson Kempner Fir Tree ... Go ahead keep adding, thanks! 17
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+2Middle Market IB out of collegeI was wondering if I could get some input on the pros and cons of going into middle market sell side right out of college vis a vis <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+2Career Advice: Acquisitions vs. DevelopmentHi all, I currently work as a Market Research Analyst for a large CRE company and am looking to transition into a Development or Acquisitions role. I have been working here for over 3 years and love what I do, but feel like I'm ready to take the next step in a year or so and work for a RE...15
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+3The Economic Impact of Amortality<p>It may seem that these posts are meandering, but I promise we're getting somewhere. Today I'd like to discuss amortality and the possible economic impacts of people no longer dying with any regularity.</p> <p>What do I mean by &quot;amortality&quot;?...15
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+2Win a Copy of Jared Dillian's New BookWe're giving away 10 free copies of Jared Dillian's new book <em>"All The Evil Of This World"</em> to 10 lucky participants. The contest begins tonight at midnight and ends midnight Monday August first. We will pick 10 winners from all the entries and mail you a...7
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+2How to network & get yourself a Career MentorThis is probably one of the most interesting and important subjects that universities failed to include in your curriculum. First I will define a Career Mentor: A Mentor is a professional in your target field that has accumulated decent experience and is willing to help you bridge the gap...1
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+2Is Traditional Venture Dying?The companies most intriguing to venture capitalists are companies with potential to disrupt old existing industries. Uber and Airbnb famously disrupted transportation and hospitality respectively. As many industries find themselves staring at either internal innovation or death by disruption,...03 weeks 6 days ago
+2May you live in "exciting" times! An Updated Picture of Country RiskAbout a year ago, I completed my first &nbsp;update of a paper looking at all aspects of country risk, from political risk to default risk to equity risk, and wrote about my findings in three posts, <a...01 week 1 day ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...04 months 1 week ago
+1Favorite Restaurants?One of my goals whenever I visit a city is to eat at one high-end restaurant. Always curious to learn about other great places to go, and I figure that given the industries WSO users work in, fine dining will be a shared interest. Off the top of my head, some of my favorites have been Gary...84
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+3How are Asians not considered minorities for Diversity programs?It makes no sense... All these banks' diversity programs say, "...is open to students who identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American students in their sophomore or junior year." Is there a reason for this? Last time I checked, Asians are minorities.61
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+1New Goldman Recruiting Process Has anyone applied to Goldman yet and heard back about the video interview yet? Any insight is appreciated. <strong>8/12/16 Update</strong> -- gathered form the comments here's what we presume to know so far: <ul> <li>These interviews are currently being...52
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+1Prestigious Party SchoolsSo Business Insider did <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-intense-colleges-in-america-2016-4?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds">an article about the schools who rank highest on their "work hard, play hard"-o-meter.</a> I see my school up there,...46
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+1The Night Of TheoriesDoes anybody on here watch this show? I've been waiting for another season of true detective for a while but I feel like this is a nice substitute for it while I'm waiting for season 3 (if that ever happens). My big question is...Who killed the girl? Thoughts?40
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+12016-17 NFL Super Bowl PredictionsEvery NFL team has now officially begun training camp, and the season is underway. Who you guys got winning it all? I am a die-hard Packers fan, and I think this may be the year with Jordy Nelson coming back. Curious to see who you guys think brings home the Lombardi. 38
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+1How do you feel about business jargon?I was listening to Bloomberg's new podcast, Game Plan, and they brought up the topic of business jargon: Meaningless terms and phrases like <strong>synergy, circle back,</strong> and <strong>touch base</strong> that we're all guilty of using. Personally, I...30
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+1Are you for or against HFT?Wanted to get a discussion going here about High Frequency Trading. Can't really put my finger on what side I should take considering the good and the bad things I've heard about it. I'm not the most informed on the subject, so I'd like to hear some opinions on the subject...29
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+1Verizon To Acquire Yahoo For $4.83 BillionVerizon announced yesterday that it will acquire Yahoo for approximately $4.83 billion in cash [quote] Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announce they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's...26
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+1Dollar Shave Club sold for $1B USDAre we in a bubble? More than 50% of industry leaders in a recent study have cited that valuations in their industry are unsustainable. Dollar Shave Club had about $152MM in revenue last year. Idk if this is right but with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...24
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+121 Years Old: Looking to rent property to college studentsFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...22
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+1Interviews: Mental health issue as an answer for "Why Low GPA?"I know that this is a touchy subject.. and for a lot of people problems with mental health is a real thing, but for many they tend to discount the severity of such an issue. Furthermore, bankers might think that it may affect the candidate later on if hired which will affect their productivity...22
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+1iPhone 7 LeakedApparently the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/08/03/apple-iphone7-leak-video/#22fc1f7c3b3c">"final chassis" of the iPhone 7 Plus has been leaked</a>, and some YouTuber put up a video documenting the physical changes. I'm pretty content...21
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+1Best place to take a phone interview or networking call while at work in NYC?I will soon be starting up the lateraling search process and was wondering some good spots that you guys have used in the past to take phone calls. From past experience, the stairwell and tight elevator hallways provide a loud echo and are terrible settings to take a call. What have you guys...20
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...181 month 4 weeks ago
+1What is compensation like on the debt side?I'm sure it can vary greatly, but anyone have some general figures? The CEL report focuses on the principal side, so I'm wondering what it is like if you are in commercial real estate lending.15
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+1Summer at BB a struggle, FT consulting chances?13
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+1Cold email interviewsSo I have been sending out emails to firms that interest me to higher ups. Just got one response back from a small firm (Hospitality) MD. He responded setting up a call. I'll ask him questions about his firm and such but any other advice for these? I gave him my resume as well in initial...11
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+16It's Time For A Maximum Voting AgeI thought it might be fun to start this new series of weekly posts with something not necessarily finance related, but something we're all sure to have some thoughts on. However you feel about the recent Brexit vote, one aspect of it really stood out: the disparity between older and...111
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+1FLDP Program Recruiting Timeline?I am looking to apply to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">fldps</a></span> this year and have not been able to find out when...11
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+1GMAT Prep Courses, Manhattan GMAT vs. VeritasHi, After doing my research, I have narrowed down my main <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> prep course to either Veritas or Manhattan Prep. Reviews...10
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+1Do banks take engineering students w/ no finance on their resumes for SA or FT? Quick summary: Rising second year, semi-target, graduating in 3.5 years total with an electrical engineering degree and data analytics minor, 4.0 GPA so far, have two engineering <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1A Day on the Boston Commuter Bus (Short Story)deleting this piece of shit - thanks for feedback everyone! 8
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+1Harambe and what we can do to Honor his LegacyCome on, guys. This is a forum with a PRIMATE motif, and I haven't seen ONE Harambe profile picture. We can do better. Here, I'll make it easier for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pictures+of+harambe8
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+1Data CenterHi everyone, We are looking at some data center deals, including both new developments and stabilized ones. I wonder if you have any resources/primer on investing in data center that you could share. If you have any experience with this type of assets, please share things that are unique or...7
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+1Future Leaders in Finance - SRR Program Is anyone attending <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/stout-risius-ross" target="_blank">Stout Risius Ross</a></span>'s Future Leaders in Finance program on August 11? 5
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+1What Should I Focus On? Dear WSO, I'm an incoming freshman majoring in finance at a Non-target. My goal is to get a job on Wall Street, preferably in banking. Over the summer, I've been skimming through industry overviews, tech interview questions and valuations. Recently, I've been thinking that...5
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+1Getting Staffed When You're NewFor those experienced consultants who have gone through this, what are your thoughts on going about the staffing process when you're a new hire? If you could share your experience with this I'm sure it would help a lot of incoming associates. 5
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+1Buy/Hold/Sell, do you put your money where your mouth is? I was always interested in this field and had a question that I wanted to address to Analysts or people with knowledge in this domain, How many of your own Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations would you include in your personal portfolio aka IRA account? Are <span...5
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+1URGENT Lunch QuestionI have lunch with an associate at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Breaking into HF from a non-target?How much difficult is it to go from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB coverage to <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Math and CS at Stanford, Facebook SE Intern - What non-tech jobs can I get?So I'm rising senior in Comp Sci from a top school working at a top tech company. The first year all-in comp at this company is $170k (not counting signing + relo bonus and assuming stock stays the same). Perks are ridiculous, hours are extremely chill, and people are good at their work....4
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+1What Personal Sacrifices You Had To Make To Get Into Banking/When Transitioning To Banking?Everyone knows on this forum that banking is long hours and some very stressful workload. As some of us are adjusting to life as a full-time analyst, I just wanted to ask those who transitioned from university straight into full-time about their personal sacrifices or adjustments they had to...3
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+1CFA Level 3 same time as Masters?Situation - Embarking on a 1 year MSc (Political Economy) at LSE this September, with 100% of the final grade coming from exams at the end of the academic year around May-June. - Passed <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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+1madnessYou Americans are blody fools, if you only knew how weak Europe is, you should be much less optimistic !3
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+1Evan McMullin, Wharton and GS Alum, Launches Anti-Trump Presidential BidEvan McMullin today launched an Anti-Trump conservative Republican bid. His resume is stacked, between Chief Policy Director, Banker at GS, and the CIA, but he's definitely a relative unknown. [quote]Chief Policy Director U.S. House of Representatives | Republican Conference January...2
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+1WSO Flash Quiz #1 - Win Free Access to WSO's Job Board or Video Library Hey all, we're starting up a new weekly quiz where you can win access to our job board or video library. First person to get all four answers correct wins the access! Contest ends this Friday 8/19 11:59pm et. Winner will be alerted via PM by Monday and has the choice of access to 1 month of...2
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+1Morgan Stanley TMT - Cover Letter ReviewHi, Could anyone help me out by reviewing my Cover Letter for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>. Do you guys think it is too specific and might turn off someone...2
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+1Missed the boat, need a job So I just graduated from a top finance school and need help finding a job. I graduated one year early and received the award for top student in finance, but because of all this, I ended up taking additional courses and doing finance research rather than working <span...1
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+1REITs quietly the best performing asset classMany people these days talk about diversification in their portfolios. Stocks, bonds, ETFs, cash and commodities. However, not many people are talking about including REITs into their mix of holdings. [quote]” In a long overdue move, MSCI and S&P will begin categorizing REITs as their...1
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+1Math/Physics Major GPAI'm currently studying economics at a target university. Both my major and cumulative GPA are perfect, which I know are important when it comes to recruiting. However, I'm extremely bored in my major (not challenging or rewarding) and want to change it to either mathematics or...1
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+1Negative unlevered free cash flowHi there, I have just started with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> course and try to...1
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+1Hunting for mandates Can we please get some of our IB/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> veterans to share with us how...1
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+1From 0 Knowledge to Getting Absorbed Into my M&A FirmLike a typical millennial, coming out of college I had perhaps a whole bunch of good junk I could throw into my resume, but no real life direction. It was literally a mosaic of random projects I've taken up, an internship in an advertising and PR company and one in the music industry. I had...1
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+12017 Sophomore Summer ProgramsHey Guys, I'm a rising sophomore and just started browsing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s for their Sophomore Summer Analyst programs. So...1
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+1Summer 2016 Football (Soccer) TransfersSo, let's talk about our two passions combined, football and finance. I'll start with the big transfers so far but you can feel free to comment on those you find interesting or rumours for potential new ones. Let's start with the most expensive so far,...1
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+1Career path to HF PM --> non target?Hi monkeys, Currently a rising sophomore at a top 50 non target in the South. Doing an IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> spot at a small boutique this...1
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+1The Key To Success: Being Ultra RichBrowsing around Poets & Quants today I found an old<a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2013/09/10/scenes-from-harvards-super-rich-mbas/"> interesting article about HBS's super elite</a>; in this case, the author focuses on Mikey Hess, grandson of the founder of Hess...1
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+1HSBC Official Charged with FX RiggingMark Johnson, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span>’s global head of foreign exchange cash <span class='keyword_link'><a...03 weeks 6 days ago
+1Wells Fargo partners with Amazon to offer student loans <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> is rolling out a new program that is offering student loans days after it announced plans to launch a robo-advisor service in...03 weeks 5 days ago
+1My dilemma: transferringHi guys, this is a throwaway account because I post quite a bit on another. Need some serious advice, with all things considered. I am a rising sophomore at a top 50, non target school in the South (NC/VA area, don't think Wake or W&L, I'd consider those semi's) double...03 weeks 1 day ago
+1Credit Desk Analyst role?What are people's thoughts on a credit desk analyst role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>? (<span class='keyword_link'><a...03 weeks 22 hours ago
+1All Hell’s Breaking Loose on GoldmanLike shitty earnings report wasn’t bad enough… The Fed reports new accusations of misuse of confidential information by a Goldman employee, and the fine this time is very hefty at $36.3 million. [quote]<span class='keyword_link'><a...01 week 5 days ago
+1S&T interview questions you've received Hey guys, recruitment is here. We should list out any questions we have been asked in S&T interviews so we can help prepare each other. 01 week 4 days ago
+1[ISSUE 62] - Interesting Things...<a href="https://twitter.com/gselevator">@GSElevator" </a> – #1: [At the gym] What machine should I use to impress the girls? #2: The ATM. <strong>1. Quote Of The Week</strong> / <strong>2. Unlock The Philippines Potential To Boost...01 week 3 days ago
+1TheStory - Breaking Indelete please02 days 14 hours ago
+1Trading Winternships?please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, 01 day 45 min ago
+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...374 months 2 weeks ago
+1Inefficient Markets, Seth Klarnan, Liar's Poker and ShortingOne of my favourite quotes from Liar's Poker was "you have to be smart to get rich <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> bonds, but you have to be fucking...19
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+1No Summer Intern Deaths This Year (so far) No major stories of intern deaths from banking internship hours so far (to my knowledge - correct me if i'm wrong). Thank goodness, let's hope this trend continues. From what I remember the last two years saw <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+1Goldman Sachs Video InterviewMyself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...11
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+1What are people's reaction when you tell them you work in a Hedge Fund?When ever someone asks me what I want to do after a school I reply with working in a Hedge Fund. I get about 3 responses a. What the fuck is a Hedge Fund? - I then tell them and they look at me like I'm some sicko and say how boring b. Your a money hungry bastard! I wanna hear...8
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+1If you could get an offer from any investment bank, which one would you choose? Please include Location and Product/Coverage Group There have been several similar post but I think this question needs updated answer for 2016. I would choose generalist a <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Startups that make real estate market more efficientMany startups have emerged lately. Are there some that solve current issues of the real estate industry?2
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+1Just had video interview with Goldman Sachs, how long wait?I just had a recorded video interview (1st round?) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> for a Compliance, Internal Audit, or Finance division...01 day 7 hours ago
+1What Perks Do You Guys Get in your IBD Jobs?I'm finishing up my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> stint in <span class='keyword_link'><a...79
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+2Quit BO role before I hit the desk to pursue FO role?3 weeks into my training at one of the top 5 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and I already want to quit. I am already looked down upon as the...44
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+7My boss just tore me a new one and I don't know what to do differentlyI'm working with a rather large alternative asset manager in Boston - no glamour in the name, but still a pretty good place to be summer before junior year (semi target in chicago). Today, I got absolutely reamed by my effective boss (junior PM) because apparently I told the senior PM in...34
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0studying abroad junior year I attend a target school and would love to study abroad fall semester of junior year, is this a good idea?25
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0HELP: Chocolate/Poop(?) Stain on ResumeI just finished interviewing a few hours ago with a VP from a local firm for a spring analyst position but I have no idea if I should send a follow up email. I got to the office about 20 minutes early so I talked with the receptionist who offered me some chocolate mints. Not sure why but...11
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+5Non Target Freshman to Boutique, How I Did ItHi guys, Long time reader of this forum, WSO has been very helpful so first I want to thank all those posters who have contributed valuable advice across the board in terms of progressing through the realms of high finance. To start with, I'm pretty young (rising sophomore now), and I...9
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0Breaking into Piper Jaffray?Anyone heard anything about the Birmingham office specifically? What is the culture like? I want to be able to stay close to home and help out on my family's ranch over the weekends. Roll Tide!7
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0Observations of a 19 year old on human dealings...what am I missing?I think I'll just kills myself actually..............................................................7
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0Confused with career decision- Help Please!!!I’m currently an engineer in the aerospace division of a F50 company. I’ve been in our engineering rotation program for about 2 years now and almost at the tail end of my rotation which means I’ll have to pick a permanent group for the next few years. Throughout my rotations I’ve...7
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0Will my 3.4 GPA destroy my way to banking?Hi. I’m a graduate student from a target business school. I’m going to find a fulltime <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> job but worried my...6
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0Lied on RésuméHey, so I did something really stupid and lied on my resume. It was for a highly competitive position that I really wanted, so I doctored my transcript before sending it in. Because of this, I feel terrible. I wish I hadn't done something so dishonest, but it is what it is. Originally, I...6
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+2Pick your mentors wiselyAlright chimps, this tale began 11 weeks ago, as I was beginning my internship at a very esteemed mutual fund company (Top 3 AUM). Within the first few days at the firm, I get introduced to my 'buddy' who is supposed to be my mentor for the summer and help me address any concerns that...6
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0Phone Interview LengthHow long are successful phone interviews usually suppose to be? I've never had one go for longer than 20 minutes, and some when done by HR are usually very quick and ask my availability for in person interviews. I recently had one and it was about 22 minutes with the recruiter for the firm,...5
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+1How do you get into IB from a semi-target?Hey Guys, I just graduated in 3 years from UPhoenix with a triple major in math, physics and computer science and a 3.91 GPA. I've interned at a top bank the last 3 summers in their telling department but I am very interested in investment banking and am having some trouble breaking in...5
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0Question) When Does Investment Banking Analysts Start Their Work?MY friend just graduated this year but no more information is added to his linkedin or facebook. Does this mean that he failed to get in?4
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0Turkey and beyondThose who know me know that in politics, life or anything in general I call a spade a spade. I don’t fear anything. Whatever news there is out there about what happened in Turkey is almost definitely false. Any harm done to a Turkish man or woman or child or elder or any person, hurts me more...3
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0So heres the changes i've done on my methods to talk to womenI made a post speaking about me having difficulties on approaching and methods to talk to women, here are several tweaks I made to change this. I began by just listing all factors I want or find interesting in women, which is physically and mentally; in doing so I'm able to figure out in...3
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0Wharton ED vs Stanford EAHello fellow monkeys, I am a high school senior trying to decide whether to apply to Wharton ED or Stanford SCEA. Currently I have started two companies in high school and am looking to get FDA approval for a medical device that I have created (might take a while). I have one issued and two...3
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0Rounded up my GPALets say I have a 3.43 GPA, and I put 3.5 on my resume. I know that this doesn't technically round up to a 3.5, but I know a lot of banks have that as a cutoff. Will this be grounds to get fired or getting my offer rescinded if they check my transcript?3
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0When Are Transcripts Asked ForJust wondering when transcripts are asked for by BBs. I currently have a 3.4 but will certainly have a 3.5 by the end of fall semester. Is it worth the gamble to list my GPA as 3.5 on my resume? Or will they ask for a transcript before December?2
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0Alternative Investment (MS) Opporunity -- Take Over Back Office?First Thread! Current Summer intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance. I just came back from a meeting with an MD who straight up told me I can get a job in his...2
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0Missed Informational Interview with MDI went out to breakfast this morning close to my house and was rear ended by another driver. I had a call set up for 10 min after the hit and I was pretty close to my house. The other driver was very adamant about not sharing his insurance due to his driving history so it took forever. The whole...2
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0Best master finance starting in januaryHi, i wondered which master in finance with january intake has the best ranking? Or is there any at all?2
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0Rentberry. Does anyone heard?There is a new rental service, Rentberry. As I understand it's free to seach the property. There are no application fees and you pay only once, when you know you will get the apartment for sure. 1
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0How to apply my background in a financial settingOn paper, I'm a recent grad with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in Mechanical Engineering from a respected institution; good GPA & many...1
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0IB as an international student?How difficult is it to break into IB as an international student from a target school (think Duke, Amherst, brown)? 1
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+2Summer Analyst Reflection1
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0Sophomore Minority at Target SchoolI'm currently a rising sophomore and a minority at a target school. I have a 3.6 and plan on applying to a lot of the minority programs available for sophomores for <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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0How big will FT analyst class be (after SA hires) & Do I have a chanceHow many FT analysts are BBs looking to take after SA hires? Also would I even have a chance for FT? I wasn't in <span class='keyword_link'><a...03 weeks 1 day ago
0If you could have any job, what would it be?I guess the point of this post is more philosophical rather than just "list your actual dream job." I'd like to hear how you guys weigh the pros and cons when you are choosing what career you wanted to pursue Before we start I want to keep this realistic so pretend like you...01 week 6 days ago
0Best Masters in Finance for Investment BankingHey everybody! I was wondering which Masters in Finance have the best track to a career in IB. I'm a recent grad from a top-tier LAC, 3.3 undergrad GPA (played a varsity sport and double majored). I don't have a finance or quant background, although I did the Tuck Bridge Program last...01 day 19 hours ago
0Rutgers MFINA any good? I've applied to the Rutgers Business School Masters in Financial Analysis Program, and have been wondering if it is any good in placing students in investment management jobs. I have an ok <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 day 1 hour ago
0Non-Target BB IB Networking EventHey guys, I'll be attending a networking event at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB in the next few days, and the event is for our school only...04 hours 5 min ago
0Shoes for first year analyst IBHi, I was wondering what style of shoes are acceptable for a first year analyst up till associate. Im currently finishing up college and own mostly driving loafers and boots that i used through out college etc. What would be appropriate?26
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+3interview tips for someone who was kicked out of their frat for hazing too muchHey guys, long time lurker first time poster. I wanted to ask you guys your opinion on whether or not I should bring up during my interview that I was kicked out of my fraternity for hazing pledges too much. I mean, in my defense there isn't really a guideline to what TOO MUCH is, but I...6
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0What finance job should I get?I'm about to enter college and would like to have a finance job that doesn't nee much maths, is more focused on stock analysis than on making deals, and from which I can enter the buyside. Info and pay and hours would be appreciated.01 day 20 hours ago
+5The Ivy Lie?I paid dearly for an American Ivy League education and now make shit money in a foreign country. I thought I would be able to stay in the US to get some work but for average GPA internationals it seems that that is almost impossible, especially given the economy. And then I see the people...90
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+4How to NOT send cold emailsGot forwarded the below from another analyst. Email has already made it through a bunch of BBs and MMs. Picture was originally embedded in the email body lol. ----------------------------------- Sorry to borrow 2 minutes from you Good morning [xxx], I'm [xxx], a senior student...87
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0Does going to a target school really help you?I have always wondered about this. I go to a so called target school but I never felt like it really gave me any advantage over other schools. I like reading all the posts about people breaking in from "non targets" but I feel like it is pretty much an even playing field. Sure, some...38
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0Listing Myself as Hispanic to Gain AdvantageI am a 2nd generation South-East Asian from Miami. My mother was born in Latin America, and speaks Spanish fluently but is Vietnamese. While the exact definition of what "Hispanic" means is often debated, the first few results on Google state, "Hispanic or Latino Americans are...10
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+5Why are all the interns in my group so awkward?! Ok not ALL, but the majority. Too much time studying and not enough time being "socialized". Blame their parents? Some minor examples: -EXTREMELY shy (though smart) & when some do talk, lately it's fucking Pokemon talk, "no, i dont have a fucking favorite...52
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0Minority/disability student majoring in finance I started my freshman year with a 2.34 progressed every single semester since then. I pledged a fraternity and didn't realize the importance of an education. Also wanted to ask does putting down a fraternity look bad or good on a resume? I go to University At Buffalo (non-target) which...40
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0Who's The Most Embarrassing Investment Bank?Let's use Deutsche Bank as an example. In the past few months, plenty has happened to DB, including it's most recent failure of the Fed's stress test, the number of DB employees involved in LIBOR rigging pegged at 29, and a Brexit memo sent out by John Cryan starting with...10
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0Would you date a girl exclusively for her parents connections?Or maybe I should just ask how many of you would. Some details about her parents, think about 20+ years careers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...10
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0Rank NYC BBI have begun the networking process and attend a "target" school. I am not saying I could get into any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> I chose,...9
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0Chances at Solid Junior Year IBD InternshipRising junior heading into SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> recruiting in fall. I understand it's a cluster fuck when it comes to...7
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0What Do You Think Of Casual Fridays?Honestly, what do you guys think? I am working right now at a place with a casual-Friday policy, but I am very averse to wearing jeans in the office. Actually I don't usually wear jeans even on weekends. There is something about keeping your work life and leisure separately that is...31
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0Are Investment Bankers even that rich?I have heard that they are cutting bonuses big leauge? The cost of living in NYC has gone up very high! I am now chosing the division I will be going into and I want to know if I can get rich in investment banking? I am willing to work a 110 hours a week if it means I could clear $1M a year. Is...29
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