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Acing the investment banking analyst interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/27/13</em> Been a while since I posted so I thought I’d write in especially since we’re in the midst of interview season for <span class='keyword_link'><a...78152.78
Coffee Is For Closers <em>Mod Note (Andy): this post originally went up on 10/21/13.</em> You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with...11052.10
Just So You Guys Know...<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in August 2007 and it's scary how accurate @bondarb" was in predicting what was to come next:</em> [quote=bondarb]<p>...it is very possible that a big name like Bear or Lehman could flat go...12633.26
3 Myths About Excellence That I Used to BelieveThis week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long) report in <i>Sociological Theory</i> that made me realize that the three things I thought I knew about what makes great people who they are...4023.40
Filtering resumes - what I looked for when screening 200+ resumes<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 12/30/14 and is a great read for those getting prepared for Summer Analyst recruiting</em> We're preparing for our OCR interview day for <strong>summer interns</strong> from one of our target schools and our team...8322.83
Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD SummersWhen I was starting out in finance a while back, WSO was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my first real post on WSO and I don't think I've seen one of these posts recently so I thought I'd put it up. With the start of the summer,...1819.18
How to negotiate for more money during the interview process<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12</em> So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring...7518.75
Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<center><h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3></center> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...5018.50
WSO 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6916.69
MSF Question and AnswerI get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here and allow others to post their questions so everyone can see them and the subsequent answers. Hope this helps. <h3>Summer Analyst...20515.05
Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview <h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3> I think the most useful threads I’ve read on this site were threads from people like @BlackHat" who explained a specific industry in finance and what they do. They always helped while I was in undergrad and was...3213.32
2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank...13611.36
WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site Wide for Month of July)As we approach our 10 Year anniversary, I'd like to thank the thousands of members that have made WSO an incredible resource to millions of readers. The last 10 years have been an amazing ride and I can't wait to tackle the next 10! As part of our celebration, we thought a 10% site...2811.28
Reuters IBD Global Review 2015Sup monkeys, here is super detailed analysis of market share, fee share, broken down by division and by industry group and across regions. Should basically answer 90% of questions that get posted on this forum over and over again. (which group is best in x, rank xyz for me etc etc). And all...1210.12
Notes from a Girl in Consulting (and Finance)I've had a great and interesting journey so far, and to be honest, I'm not sure what I want to do finally - we'll see how it goes. I'm impatient, not detail-oriented, fun loving, not serious - none of the characteristics generally valued in banking or consulting. Yet I...269.26
Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)As requested by @MBAGrad2015" in <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-gso-capital-blackstone">my previous post (about GSO)</a> and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread - the...89.08
2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...428.42
INTRODUCING: 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...797.79
Exiting Big Four (Audit) after 5 years and entering FP&A - Ask me anythingSpent the past 5 years working for a B4 firm in the Assurance practice and am taking a FP&A Director role within industry in the coming weeks. Happy to answer any questions.317.31
Ask 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...1436.43
Greece: A History of Financial DisasterDionysius the Elder, a ruler in ancient Greece, ran up massive debts to pay for his multiple military campaigns. His solution? Change every drachma into two drachmas. Pulling money from nowhere to cover massive debts has seemed to be a monetary policy throughout Greek’s history. First, let...276.27
WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the 2015-16 school year. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong communication skills who are willing to commit until May 2016 (and beyond). Phone interviews will be conducted during August...1236.23
The ‘Business Cycle’ frameworkThis post is a follow-up to one of my earlier posts, <em><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/stop-reading-the-news-thoughtlessly-and-develop-a-macro-framework">‘Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework’</a></em> which had...56.05
Groundhog day in Greece, Hijinks in Brazil and Market Chaos in China: Pictures of Global Risk - Part I<div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-7072515807443754721' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div dir="ltr"...16.01
Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...495.49
McKinsey Who?Stumbled across this Forbes article from 1999 (link at bottom of post). When reading the first few paragraphs, you could easily think it was written yesterday (aside from the salary #'s). Makes the dotcom bubble of yore feel eerily familiar.... [quote]" <strong>7/26/1999...105.10
How I use books to prevent burnout (plus my top 5 from the past year)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Alistair also has a webinar coming up with us on 7/13 at 7pm, see the event page <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-signs-youre-getting-burned-out-and-what-to-do-about-it-7pm-et-71315">here.</a></em> I am obsessed with...344.34
I came across my father's HBS 30th Reunion profile book...My father is a graduate of Harvard Business School. HBS's alumni association (not exactly sure if it's actually the alumni association, but I am guessing it is) creates a "profile" book for each graduating class of HBS every 5 or 10 years (any year that there is a class...224.22
What does it take to be a competent investment analyst?A competent analyst is one who has an above-average ability to generate satisfactory investment returns (well know examples will include Ben Graham, Walter Schloss, Warren <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3b4fmvt"...134.13
What do you want to know about getting a VC job?Hey guys and gals, I'm going through the VC interview process now and working on documenting what I'm learning. May end up putting out an ebook or something (ideally co-written with someone with more experience). It seems like there aren't a ton of great resources out there...94.09
CFA Results - 2015Tomorrow is the big day we've been waiting for/dreading since early June, when we peeled out of the testing center parking lots, burned our books, and went off to get drunk with our long lost friends. Level I & II results will be released via email tomorrow after 9:00 A.M ET. Level...44.04
BULL MARKET UNIVERSITY<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap</em> In my to-read pile has been some...34.03
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...403.40
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...383.38
AMA: Gas Scheduler to Gas TraderI embark on my journey as a Trader in two weeks, as I just gave my two week notice from a shop in Houston to the East Coast. Going from a NG Scheduler to a NG Trader/Scheduler, still young (3-ish years since UG). You can read more about my background here: <strong><a...353.35
FINALLY headed to work in FO After my career started in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span> and MO roles for ~3.5 years I finally received the offer for a <span...283.28
Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is DownWith U.S. stock markets near record highs, and M&A activity on-track for another big year, there has been much commentary about whether markets have once again detached from intrinsic value. By and large, the labour market has returned to normality, the housing market has recovered, and...113.11
Finally a Gas TraderYou can see my AMA post (currently ongoing) <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-gas-scheduler-to-gas-trader">here</a></strong>. I graduated in May of 2012, from a non-target school with a below average <span...83.08
Reality = The OnionWhen Onion article becomes truth... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-22/humpday-humor-truth-stranger-onion I don't like politics but this one is incredible.33.03
Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...522.52
How do you guys deal with negative press about finance?Finance-hate is so common, that almost anything related to the ills of the finance industry passes as news these days, whether or not it makes any sense whatsoever. People are very influenced by the stories they hear. People seem to assume that my peers are Patrick Bateman, Leonardo di Caprio,...512.51
Ever Want to Just Say "F*@k it" and Move to Thailand?Lately I've been fantasizing a lot about moving out to Southeast Asia. I have a great job; it's challenging and pays me reasonably well, and frankly a lot of MBA's would probably love to be in this seat. But imagine just moving out to one of the islands in Southern Thailand (Ko...442.44
2015 Bonus Speculation / ChangesI know it's early, but has anyone received any sort of clue as to what 2015 bonuses should look like for analysts, assuming the market maintains the status quo? Assuming that the ibankers here who have seen multiple bonus rounds would be able to add some solid input. Reason I ask it...392.39
Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342.34
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...212.21
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...182.18
Anyone want to start an investing club? Would anyone be interested in starting a group to discuss anything from value investing, special situations or distressed? I'm also New York-based, so it could be possible to have a meetup. LinkedIn Group is here https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Value-Investing-Group-8347377/about Feel...162.16
Interview Help - Escaping Ops / Back OfficeHi everyone, I was hired right out of college working a commercial lending operations position in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> at a...62.06
The Cause and Future of a Massive Chinese Sell-Off In a period shorter than a month, the Chinese market has lost over 3.6 trillion in value, which is greater than the GDP of France. Many see this as mimicking the 1929 U.S. stock market crash. Also, this plummeting of equities is beginning to seep into surrounding Asian countries. The cause of...32.03
Fun Game to Learn Prices and Symbols for Stocks, Indices, Commodities and CurrenciesDear All, I am a developer at National Bank of Canada's Global Equity Derivatives and Electronic Trading Group, and I just wrote a game in my free time to help students and professionals learn prices and symbols for stocks, indices, commodities and currencies in a fun way...12.01
Buying a boat as an analyst?If you were working in Florida, would you consider buying a boat at one point in your analyst stint? Assuming you wanted to stay in Florida? Assumptions: IB making $85k base + bonus, living in an apartment that costs you under $1000 /month, keeping your car you had in college. It seems...481.48
No relevant skills, unemployed, desperately want to get into IB anythingTitle says it all. I'm at the end of my rope, in the most literal way possible. I went to a top school (and got mediocre grades, although not from lack of trying), wasted two years of my life in a middle office position with no transferable skills(although at a *very* good firm), and am now...411.41
Why is Stern disliked so much, but Wharton praised?From all the research I've done, they really seem to be much more similar than they are different. Both very finance/wall street focused, recruited heavily, competitive, selective admissions. Other than the Ivy League tag, the financial aid (Penn definitely has better aid if you need it...331.33
Investment Banking Full Time Recruiting TimelinesHi, I'm planning to take a personal trip to Hong Kong after my internship ends (late August until Sept 10th)... would this conflict with interviews? I'm not sure when interviews for full time recruitment would be. This is for US recruitment Thanks!331.33
Ivey HBA non-aeo applicant.I am a non-aeo student at western university, currently waiting to hear back from Ivey for their HBA program. For those who have been accepted or have gone through the process, how competitive is an 81.4% cumulative 2 yr average, EC's are summer placement at a major canadian bank, tech...311.31
How do you deal with an open workspace?Not sure if all firms do this, but my firm has a system where you book a 'workspace' whenever you are going to be in the office, and then just go work there. The workspaces are basically long desks with small dividers. If I'm on the client site, I'm fine. However, I'm...261.26
Southern California WSO Real Estate Networking/Meetup GroupDoes this exist (within the WSO community) in the region (LA, South Bay, OC)? If not, are there any in the area who would like to join me in getting this started? **Update** - plans are being made for a meetup, see inside the thread for details <!--break-->241.24
Chinese Stock Crash?It's looking worse and worse for Shanghai and Shenzhen. Granted, these stocks still had massive gains for the year, but they're being wiped out. The Chinese government is putting limits to try and stop the bleeding. For example, the Shanghai index can only fall 6% daily. It got...231.23
How to find a property's intrinsic cap rate?I am at an otherwise traditional PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> firm that is pretty much doing its first RE deal...so we are all...171.17
5 insights from starting a company while at Harvard Business School<p><br /> Each year, every first-year student at Harvard Business School spends a semester building a startup in teams of five or six. In total, 180 teams work to gain traction and prove a viable business model in less than six months.</span></p> <p>I learned a...161.16
Working at a I-Bank... Close all other accounts?Hi guys, I've been browsing the forum for a while now and decided to post my question since I can't seem to find a thread that addresses this. When you get a job at an I-Bank, do you have to close all of your personal accounts with a different bank that you use (and move them to the...141.14
Harvard vs. CambridgeHello. At the moment I find myself in a very unique position. I am holding acceptances from both Trinity College at Cambridge University (to study economics) and from Harvard College. I am american, but I want to live and work in the UK/Africa doing Hedge funds, VC, or Private Equity. I have to...141.14
1-10 How Hopeless is my Situation?10 Being the Most Hopeless of Situations: Academics: Transferred from a non-target school with a 3.7 to a well respected Liberal Arts College. My first year there was terrible academically and I ended up with a 2.7 or something around that. This past year (junior) I had a 3.3 and 3.5 in the...141.14
Shot at WF Financial Analyst Position, any help greatly appreciated.I have been lurking for months on end now trying to absorb any and all information, so thank you in advance for any of your help. Background: 22, graduated last year with a degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting from a non-target UC. Only real financial/real estate experience has been...131.13
Real struggle - Time to Quit?Hi everyone, want some advice here. I have not had much success in job hunting in the early years since graduating 3 years ago. Hence, i have been job hopping roughly every 12 months over the past 3 years, therefore i already have 3 different jobs in my short professional career. Although I...101.10
Recently Hired by Firm Going BankruptHi Everyone, I'm a recent graduate (only 3 summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>) and I recently transitioned into the PE industry. After...101.10
Idiotic Compliance TrainingI'm forced to deal with this shit at the end of every quarter and it's just so frustrating. We have to take a series of online courses on the usual bullshit topics -- sanctioned countries, money laundering, etc. The worst part is there's a quiz at the end of each section and we...91.09
Getting a Head StartI have just finished my freshman year of college and I am looking to get a head start on certifications. I am interested in a career in investments, but more specifically a career as a portfolio manager. I would like to begin studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...91.09
Please help: Internship learning crisisHi guys, thank you for reading this. I have 2 internship for sophomore summer. The first one is a brand-name boutique IB but it's in secondary market. I did excel,ppt formatting and random research stuffs. I honestly had no modeling exposure ( I just find data from fund documents/plug in...91.09
SPECIAL WSO Happy Hour: The Re-Return of AndyLouisDate/Time: Friday, August 14th @ 8pm Location: Galway Hooker, Main Billiards Room (ground floor, all the way in the back) http://galwaypubnyc.com/ 7 E 36th Street, between 5th and Madison HE'S BACK! The only man on WSO who is on record as tying @Frieds" in a chugging...91.09
Summer London internship visa process for US citizens Hello everyone, I am curious as to how the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> process works for US undergraduates looking for a junior <span...71.07
Park Avenues on Sale!Nordstrom has their semi-annual sale, and they have included the AE Park Aves, along with some other models. If you haven't bought AE's before, I recommend going to an AE store to get fitted - they will match the price. If you don't have a nordstrom or an AE store in your town,...71.07
What Accounting Software Does Your Fund Use?Our back-office is currently looking to change over to new accounting software but I really dislike the program they picked out. Just looking to get some feedback on what other accounting software is out there for funds? What does your your fund use to generate monthly reports, <span...61.06
S&T Analyst BonusesCould anyone shed some light on what analyst bonuses are like in S&T for stub, first full year (so 1.5 years in) and second year (so 2.5 years in if you get called back for a third year)? I've done a search but all information is old - 2011 and before. I was wondering about more...61.06
complete revenue & cost model On the modelling part, could someone be so kind to post or PM the parte of a model that builds up in detail the revenue and cost lines in the income statement (just that part, i am not looking for a 3 state model plus valuation) ? The fact is that sometimes i have a wealth of data and...61.06
Gatorfan's IntroHey guys, I'm interested in finance and will have my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in finance December of 2016. Let me start by saying I'm...61.06
Canada FT RecruitingAny timelines from any of the big banks or the strong boutiques like GMP or CanGen?61.06
From business valuations to IB?[deleted]41.04
MBA Rebranding for S&TWe often hear stories about people who didn't get the job they truly wanted out of undergrad the most common of which -- on WSO at least -- being people who end up in <span class='keyword_link'><a...31.03
Non-traditional backgrounds in Private Banking: CAREER CHANGECurrently work at a distressed debt fund (small family office) in the Midwest. The firm has significant cash flow problems and I do not see a long term future here. The firm has a decent reputation, however I must stay in My state long term for personal reasons and there are no other...31.03
What happened in the stock/bond markets last week (6/22-6/26)?<b>Stock Market Analysis </b> The Dow fell 0.38% last week. We also saw similar losses in smaller cap stocks. Overall we had more stocks fall than rise but we still had more new highs than new lows. Six out of 9 sectors fell, with Utility and Basic Material stocks doing the worst....21.02
Winland Electronics a case of hidden value laying in plain sight<div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-2160335735333951087'> It's not often that a value fund piles into a stock with a $5m market cap. &nbsp;Especially a fund with billions under management, but that's exactly what's happened with...11.01
Networking help: Calling on old contactsIs there a tactful way to reinitiate contact with alumni/references I have spoken to during junior year ocr for ft recruiting coming up? It's been easy sparking up conversation with people I have had a closer connection with, but what about those I've only had a single 30min phone call...11.01
What do you think of these cool guys?Just want to share a gem I just found on my LinkedIn feed. Forgive me God.11.01
Here's what happened in the stock/bond markets last week (7/6-7/10)<b>Stock Market Analysis</b> What a wild ride the markets experienced this week. International intrigue, especially in Greece and China, created breath-taking declines and dizzying gains in U.S. stocks; sometimes in the same day. Despite the volatility, for the week the S&P...11.01
New User: A.L.M.Hello everybody, I'm new here so I would like to introduce myself to all the users. I work in a small IB boutique focused on debt in London, I have 8 years of experience in <span class='keyword_link'><a...11.01
OECD: Credit is Bad for Your Economy<em>by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin</em> In many jurisdictions around the world, policymakers and economic analysts are keen on promoting the virtues of credit systems as drivers for growth. Even in more...01.00
Startup Banker Says HiHello WSO Monkeys, et al. I'm Rahma. Like many of you, I'm in my late twenties and completed stints at <span class='keyword_link'><a...01.00
When to transition? (Career advice needed - TAS to Pure Finance)Hi Monkeys, I'm looking for some career advise and was hoping you all would be kind enough to share your insights and hopefully your experiences. <strong>My Situation:</strong> I'm currently working approximately 50 hours a week in big 4 TAS. During busy season,...01.00
2014 post-mba starting salariesinteresting tool from poets and quants poetsandquants.com/2015/07/07/where-the-class-of-2014-went-to-work/01.00
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Neglected or distressed?There is a common perception about value investing that it involves purchasing shares of companies on the brink of financial ruin with the hope they turn around. Viewed through this lens value investing is risky and the value investor one step away from experiencing individual ruin as their...01.00
Get 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...280.28
Stern ($100k-120k in debt) vs Northwestern (no debt) vs Cornell (no debt) [UNDERGRAD]Hello, I'm a rising senior in HS, and this fall I will be applying to one of the schools above Early Decision. I'm trying to decide which would be the best option for me. In regards to an admissions viewpoint, I have an incredibly high chance at admission to Stern, with Northwestern...260.26
PE Recruiting - Soft SkillsBeen trying to prepare for the exit to the buyside. Given PE recruiting is substantially more competitive than IB, I've been reading a bit that you need to be able to impress with areas outside of finance as well to stand out / be competitive. My problem is that working 100 hour weeks...180.18
How to get lucky with a SVPAs my first post I would like to introduce myself a bit first very briefly. Just finished my last year of college and would like to share my experience I just had on Thursday. So at my school the director of <span class='keyword_link'><a...15-0.85
Keep Getting Asked about my Non-Target UG schoolI keep getting asked "why did you go to <b>(ultra non-target)</b> University" in my interviews, and I'm trying to figure out what to say. I now go to a semi-target MSF school but clearly I'm not gonna escape my UG. Admittedly, I went because at the time it was the...12-0.88
Raising funds: how to ascertain?I'm new to PE/VC and I've been assigned a case to ascertain the amount of capital to be raised by the management of the target. I've done the projection for 5 years, building the financial statements (IS, <span class='keyword_link'><a...11-0.89
Quantity or Quality for Networking?I'm a rising junior at a non-target aiming to land a SA internship next summer. I've been networking a ton over the summer and for some banks I've spoken up to 15 people over the phone. My question is, should I keep reaching out to everyone I can or slow down a bit and try to...11-0.89
Doing nothing summer before collegeIs it bad that I'm doing nothing the summer before college?10-0.90
UChicago & Northwestern Info Sessions?I'm a rising Junior. Great school, and there are definitely alumni that work in IB, but it's still considered a non-target in the eyes of <span class='keyword_link'><a...7-0.93
Advice for an Incoming Freshman at UChicago?I am going to start at UChicago this fall as an undergrad. It is a great school, with good recruiting, but the recruiting is not as good as HYPSMW. Therefore, I am going to try to transfer to HYSMWC and Oxford and LSE. I think I can get into one of those schools over the next two...6-0.94
Selling Knopman 79/63 book - includes 79 summary packetHey all, Selling 100% new, no marks 79/63 knopman books. I will also throw in a 50 page packet that summarizes the entire Knopman 79 book and condenses the test 10-fold. PM me with offers, thanks. 5-0.95
Go for the easy Master or the hard quant one?Hi, I have been accepted in two masters that are in the top ten business schools in Europe. One is a master that is a Master in Management that is relatively easy going (ESCP) and the other one is a hardcore master in Finance which is super competitive and hard (Bocconi). All my friends...5-0.95
Shrinking IBanking JobsSaw this on Poets & Quants this morning Columbia Business School MBAs In I-Banking Just 16% of last year's class went into i-banking, down from nearly 44% back in 2001 % of ClassMedian BaseMedian...5-0.95
FT offer but am having second thoughts. Can anyone with experience chime in?Hey guys, I'm a rising senior who is finishing up his SA stint at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. All of my reviews have been good and my...5-0.95
Why do some people finance cars instead of investing that money and buying them with earned interest?I've never financed a car, so correct me if anything I say is inaccurate. Personally, I've always paid cash for cheap and reliable cars. But if you really have to have a monthly payment, why not invest that money in someplace like a mutual fund or treasury bonds, earn interest, and...4-0.96
can big4 audit/advisory lead to an economist job?3-0.97
BB Interview Questions- List yoursWhich questions can you remember from your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> interview? More specifically please list them. Moreover i'm looking for...2-0.98
idea sourcingas the title suggests, where do you find stuff in which you can read about trends? I do not want to sound generic: I am a constant reader of the FT altough most of the times, when you are covering a sector, most of what arrives there you should already know. (altough it's useful to keep...2-0.98
Is Wharton easier to get in now more than ever?Wharton's acceptance rate has skyrocketed from the low to mid teens a few years ago to 20 percent this past year. It seems that Wharton is focusing on <span class='keyword_link'><a...1-0.99
Most important skills gained in VC?Hi guys, What would you say is the most important skills you've gained in VC? What skills do you gain the most from working in the field (Analyst/associate level)? Thanks!1-0.99
Tear Apart My ResumeLooking for any kind of feedback as FT recruiting gets underway. Rising senior at non-target state school. Some of the spacing may be a little different because of the edits to keep it anonymous. All my margins align on my actual resume. Looking to bankify in hope of landing job with IB...1-0.99
NESCAC bros onlyWhy are you under-rated0-1.00
Hypothetical Bulge bracket Summer analyst dilemmaSo what happens if you graduate a semester later or earlier than expected after your time as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>? Are the <span...0-1.00
From VC to value investing?Hi guys: Was just wondering if this path is possible please? From VC to value/special situations investing. Thanks!0-1.00
Veteran Recruiter Joins WSOWith over 20 years of buyside recruiting experience, my direct, no nonsense approach is wired for results and discretion. I have a passion for helping smaller firms land the big name talent.0-1.00
Parlay Your Fashion Internship: PursueAsia Will Make It True!!Think of fashion and almost all of us get starry-eyed! With retailers doing their best to ensure that their brands reach out to the most relevant segment, the time has come when the fashion comes to us, rather than we customers going to the fashion. One such important step taken by the retailers...0-1.00
Fellow conservatives, how alarmed are you by Trump's rise? Trump has been giving me nightmares lately. No, I don't think he will win the GOP nomination or ever become President. Problem is twofold. First, Trump has sucked all the oxygen and media coverage from the GOP race, which is a major issue since the 2016 GOP field is the strongest since...32-1.68
First week on the job already made a mistakeI'm a banking analyst and it's my first week on the job and I already made a boat load of typos in a deck that we sent to a client. Is it common to make mistakes? Will I get shitty staffings now?19-1.81
Best Groups @ GS, JPM, MS NY IBD?Rankings would also be greatly appreciated. So far I know: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> - <span class='keyword_link'><a...10-1.90
Credit/Market Risk guy - an analyst, associate, banker or just a staff?I have just started to work for a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> in Asia. This question struck me when I'm filling up gym membership...4-1.96
Yuppie majorWhat´s the ultimate "yuppie" major? I´d say finance.3-1.97
Wallmart Financial MdelHas anybody got the excel version of walmart's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial model</a></span>? I'm in the midst of interview preparation. Your help much...3-1.97
Death Penalty and RacismRacism is one of the most controversial issues which roots back to the start of time. Although former American president, Pres. Abraham Lincoln succeeded in freeing the blacks from slavery, there still exists a distinguished separation between skin colors. Racism has also been one of the...2-1.98
howdy ya'llUniversal traveler found his home in business.0-2.00
Is I-banking dying?Is the weight of regulation killing investment banking as we see it now? How will it adapt? The basel comitee, capital requirements and government regulation has had a major effect on I-banking and its future which now looks bleak. 17-2.83
Do you care whether alumni and others reject your Linkedin requests?Assuming these are people you have at least spoken to on the phone or they somewhat know who you are, do you care whether your linkedin requests are rejected? How about after joining the same company as one of the alumni who did this or ignored you and it's a bit of an awkward situation....16-2.84
How Do Y'all Deal with the Haters?????Throughout my undergrad days I struggled hard for various reasons. As I strove more and more for Investment Banking I overextended myself trying to participate in case competitions, school, work, and trying to have a personal life. Although I didn't succeed in all of those areas I got by....9-2.91
One of the most under-rated schoolsTo take the ease off of some people's backs, I would like to point out how good Fordham is at sending kids to the street. The amount of alumni that are working <span class='keyword_link'><a...2-2.98
Spilled Sauce On My Pants.As the title states Monkeys, I spilled a nice glob of sauce on my gray pants. Its a bbq sauce so its very noticeable on the light gray pants, and its basically right on my crotch so cover up is not a option. I have a lengthy walk to the bathroom from my desk and a meeting later on so it needs to...1-2.99
What do you guys think about this combination of Dual Degree? "Financial Engineering/Masters in Finance" NEED HELP!!!What are the major differences between these two programmes? I need your opinion because I accepted in both of those programmes and I can't decide which one to choose, so If I would choose to double with those programmes what would be the pros/cons? Both are in different schools, and both...22-3.78
Anyone heard of Flow Traders before?I've got an upcoming interview with this company called Flow Traders. Can anyone give me insight to whether or not they're reputable and what their thoughts are on this firm? I know they're an <span class='keyword_link'><a...4-3.96
Target HIGH SCHOOLS for iBanking collegesHey guys. New monkey here so go easy on me. I'm a current 7th grader at a public, suburban middle school in Nc, who has always been interested in the banking field ever since we took a field trip there in 5th grade. I'm wondering what target high schools exist that have many grads go...67-4.33
Dropped out of collegeHello, My name's Jake and I dropped out of a 3rd tier college my Junior year. Originally, I majored in engineering because the school was in the top 50 in my area, however, after the second semester, I realized I was going to have to spend virtually all day in the library just to get...3-4.97
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