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HEY you OCR little f*cksshit on me all you want because idgaf!!!! all your fate is mine, you little f*ckers i volunteered to do ocr because i thought it'd be a nice break but F*CK i'd rather be hunched over my desk than be dealing with these borderline terrifying besuited assailants. first of all, GOD...10433.04
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...72025.20
Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall StreetersI'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the WSO community and I wanted to start contributing ideas that I think will be of great value to the community.I've worked on Wall Street for 17 years. I started as an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a...1221.12
How do you CRUSH your interviews? In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and taking eighteen months off work, I decided...2620.26
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 <a...7018.70
UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target<h3>From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to PE</h3> I've had some downtime the last few weeks before I start my new role and have been mulling over making a post on WSO, long time lurker, first time writer. I feel exceptionally lucky to have landed a buy-side gig (at at PE...3818.38
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>...13718.37
In This Business, You Need A Hobby—I’m A DJ<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> Things are okay now, but I got...3916.39
Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em> At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...2514.25
Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street<em>See my other recent posts: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-why-arent-you-getting-those-interviews">Advice from an ex-IB MD - why aren't you getting those interviews?</a>", and "<a...3813.38
12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/23/12. <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/12-hours-till-deadline-the-all-nighter-part-2">You can read part 2 here.</a></em> Since I’ve been writing for WSO, my most...4512.45
Convert Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Offer<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 7/6/12.</em> As a former summer/fulltime investment banking analyst, I’ve seen a few waves of Ivy League migrant workers come through New York. <b>A few tips for success for the upcoming crop...2212.22
Cold email advice from analyst A couple pieces of honest advice when writing cold emails. People may say I'm overly critical but I get 5 of these a day so I am looking for any reason not to respond... -Do not address an analyst or associate as "Mr. XXXX" . Literally my biggest pet peeve. I understand that...3310.33
Be wary of greener grass; there are always tradeoffs...<em>Mod Note (Andy): This comment is from the post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/comment/1294646#comment-1294646">Career decisions: walking away from FT M&A</a> and is so good (26 silver bananas and counting) that I had to put it as a standalone post on...2810.28
The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...188.18
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...807.80
UG Recruiting Part II: The first round interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post went up in 2011 and it follows from <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ug-recruiting-part-i-how-a-resume-becomes-an-interview">Part I here.</a></em> Since many people have already have or...297.29
Distressed Debt Investing (Real Estate)Using debt to invest in real estate has evolved over the last 30 years, and significantly changed after the subprime mortgage crisis, when more stringent regulations were introduced into the system. Looking back at different WSO Real Estate topics, there are a lot of posts regarding financing,...77.07
"If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong"Slightly Buzzed rant: Let's feed into the retirement crisis the country is currently experiencing with this trash. Most of this I feel like is propaganda for people with liberal arts degrees that are baristas at Starbucks. Average 401k balance is $25k... across the entire spectrum, I am...596.59
WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 42 reps signed up but would love to add 20-30 more. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong presentation/communication skills who are...1286.28
Advice from an ex-IB MD - why aren't you getting those interviews ?<em>My last post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-on-how-to-make-it-to-wall-street">"Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street"</a> covered how to make sure you get a job offer and make it to Wall Street....126.12
Advice from an ex-IB MD - on how to make VP<em>See my other recent posts: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-on-how-to-make-it-to-wall-street">Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street</a>", and "<a...96.09
How Will You Measure Your Life?My life is like the plot of the movie <em>Benjamin Button — </em>everything is happening in reverse. I used to have a high-paying job as a management consultant, and now I work a part-time job making way less the money. I used to live in an upscale 2-bedroom /...95.09
The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSOThanks to my content intern @Lucas_m" for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA <span class='keyword_link'><a...55.05
New York vs. Houston<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally was posted on 12/15/10.</em> Monty09 may have gotten the best plug yet for his <a href="http://energyrodeo.com/">Energy Rodeo</a> in Houston next month, and it came from none other than the New York...1684.68
How Finance is like Professional SportsIf you look at elite athletes of virtually any sport, they almost always share one thing in common: they started playing the sport at a fairly young age. Sure, there are exceptions, but very rarely do you see a world-class athlete who picked up the sport after high school. Now, what does...274.27
Why Your Salary Matters to Her<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.</em> When women get together with their friends and talk about the new guy in their life, one of the first questions that always comes up is, "What does he do?", which - let's face it -...1164.16
Money, Death, and Wall Street: Is there really a change on the horizon?As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: “just quit” or to label any and all demises “categorically senseless” or espouse the media’s buzzy “it’s a suicide contagion!” All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very...44.04
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...393.39
AMA - Non-Target -> Target -> MM IBD -> Corp Dev. Hey guys, I spoke with Andy a week or two ago about doing an AMA regarding my path from non-target to banking and beyond - so here it is. To sum up my path for those who may not know: I didn't apply myself in high school, and saw a bunch of my friends who did care about their work...363.36
Tech Banker answering questions about anything from career path to day-in-the-lifeFire away303.30
The Diary of a broken man<em>‘Nah chief, I’m not really feeling it tonight, I’ll have a beer but will probably leave early..’</em> We’ve all uttered a variation of those doomed words. Fast forward 10 hours and it’s 6:00 AM on a Friday morning and I am swaying slightly, cursing my reflection in...253.25
As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE...173.17
Give and Take (Book Summary and Action Plan)<strong> This is a book summary of Give and Take, along with an action plan to help integrate insights from the book into your life. </strong> <strong>Summary:</strong> In his acclaimed, landmark book Give and Take, Wharton Professor Adam Grant breaks down 3 broad...33.03
4 Pillars of MotivationThe feeling of failure. The feeling of losing. The feeling of not succeeding. The feeling of losing motivation. The feeling of lost motivation. We all have had these feelings at some point or another. Maybe it is from not getting that offer that you dreamed of. Maybe it is from a failed deal...23.02
Here's what happened in the stock/bond markets last week (9/14-9/18)<b>Stock Market Analysis</b> The stock market continued its zig-zag pattern. For the past 10 weeks the stock market has alternated between a week of advances followed by a week of declines. This week was no different as the S&P 500 fell 0.1%. Hidden within this has been the...13.01
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
Not drinking alcohol?Hey everyone. So I don't drink. It's a close personal choice. I don't see anything wrong with drinking and I don't look down on those who do drink. But I'm wondering...will this hurt me in the world of finance? Office politics, networking, etc. I'm kind of...182.18
Watch out - There's a fake Goldman Sachs in ChinaWe all know that the People’s Republic of China basically copies everyone’s ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest invention is <span class='keyword_link'><a...142.14
Leaving MBB after 3 years...AMA!See subject!132.13
Combating LonelinessLet’s be honest, we all have been there; lonely. As I read through Wall Street Journal, more particularly the Personal Journal, I was reading an article about it. It intrigued me because all of us have been down that road at some point and how often I have heard friends say that they are...102.10
WSO 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...102.10
Scott SmileyScott Smiley Wyckoff Umass he's a good man42.04
"DANGER AHEAD" - Icahn's New Video about QE and Junk BondsI think right now, we are in the early stages of a bear market. Generals are retreating, bio-tech getting crushed recently with tech. IMO S&P sees 1750 before 2000 again. I liked the video, Icahn's a beast (link inside the post)<!--break--> http://carlicahn.com/42.04
This NYC Barmaid Hates You<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 02/18/2013.</em> First, a word of warning. The article I'm referring to in this thread was posted on BroBible, so you probably don't want to click the link at work unless you want all kinds of alarm bells...1032.03
Putting a Price Tag on Scandal: Sturm und Drang at Volkswagen!My <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2015/09/no-mas-no-mas-vale-chronicles-continued.html">Vale missteps</a> illuminated for me some of the risks of going where it is darkest, but I will not let them stop me from trying again. This time, my focus is Volkswagen, a...32.03
What's in a name? Of Umlauts, The Alphabet and World Peace!As the title should forewarn you, this is a post that will meander from eating spots to basketball players to corporate name changes. So, if you get lost easily, you may want skip reading it. It is triggered by two events that occurred this summer. One is Google's widely publicized decision...22.02
[ISSUE 35] - Interesting Things...<em>Mod Note (Andy) - "Interesting Things" by user Adventure_Capitalist (a PE professional) is a new addition to the site that we hope to have each week. This is a newsletter that he has been sharing between friends for awhile now and we thought it would be a good addition to the...02.00
Military Vets with MBAs Recruited Heavily<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in July 2011.</em> Here's some good news for guys thinking about leaving the military to get an MBA: you can expect a robust recruiting environment. According to CNN, <a...931.93
2015 Fantasy Football ThreadSo the 2015 NFL season will be starting pretty soon along with everyone's favorite office pastime. I will be in several leagues this year between my coworkers, college buddies, and childhood friends. Seeing as how this is WSO with supposedly the best in the valuation business frequenting...811.81
Professional Athlete or Investment Banker?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in August 2010.</em> Given that today is Friday, the NFL pre-season is underway, and I had a little bit to drink last night, I thought I'd pose an existential question today. If you had a choice, would you...801.80
2015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth,...601.60
WSO Caption Contest - September 8th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtWSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the...241.24
Trailer for The Big Short Coming out just in time for bonus season. Christian Bale as Mike Burry? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgqG3ITMv1Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>171.17
DCF and NOLsI'm creating a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> for a company that I've been looking at. It has a large <span...171.17
Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Program Superday*Do forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong section; I've lurked around in WSO plenty but only posted one topic before and that was almost 2 years ago. Context: Internal transfer. I worked with <span class='keyword_link'><a...101.10
I'm in the collateral business, AMAHad always thought about doing one of these, and finally got around to doing it. A little background on me: -Target/Semi-Target School (Top 5 LAC) -Humanities major (Philosophy) I spent my junior year interning on a buy-side <span class='keyword_link'><a...91.09
Crisis 101: Tech Bubble. Are we in one or..?There has never been a better time to start a business (except maybe during the .com boom). With immense amount of capital flowing into the startups and tech sector, great and valuable ideas have a relatively good shot at securing funding. <h3> Funding and Tech </h3> In fact,...81.08
3 years of Work enough for m7?Hi All, long time lurker but new to posting. I'm curious about what the take is on applying to business school with 2 years of work experience at application time and 3 years at matriculation. The work experience in question would be 1 year at a MM ibank in probably the best group at the...81.08
The Best Resume and Cover Letter Posts on WSOMy whiz kid content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again; he compiled a list of the top ranked Resume and CL posts on WSO. Enjoy! Are you in search of some resume and/or cover letter help? Check out WSO's 1-on-1 <a...71.07
Fresh grad and want to work for Glencore? www.glencoregraduates.com71.07
Happypantsmcgee and I are going to do a happy hour in DCAnd by do happy hour I mean we are going to get happy hour together and are cordially inviting anyone who may want to come to come No we don't have a real set place or time other than somewhere downtown this week or next <!--break--> 61.06
Experienced (10+ yrs) quant trader looking to transition in fundamental AMI'm an experienced quant finance professional looking to transition into fundamental <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>. I'm old, but...51.05
Allen Edmonds' Rediscover America Sale - 15-30% offPark Aves and Strands are $27951.05
Just found this sitePretty epic stuff here <p>http://textsfromlastnight.com/</p>51.05
Career Advice for AMHi All. I am new to this forum seeking some career advice, as it seems there is a wealth of knowledge here! I am a real estate Asset Manager currently working for an operating partner of a large Institutional investor. I have 6 years of experience, starting with 3 years in real estate...51.05
Jeb Bush Tax PlanHow is Jeb Bush (and, for that matter, other leading Repubs e.g. Rubio) trying to propose removing the deductibility of interest from taxable income? Wouldn't this cripple the <span class='keyword_link'><a...41.04
How would you go about networking after seeing a job advertised.Hi Seen a job advertised that I have a good chance of getting at an MM firm, how would you go about networking? Reach out to senior people at the firm on Linkedin? How would you put it? Thanks41.04
Is Alternative Investing Worth Money To You?Within the last few years, various alternative investment platforms have emerged in attempt to offer investors new ways to invest in high returns. Just recently, two sites, one called <a href="http://www.motifInvesting.com">MotifInvesting.com</a>, which invests in...31.03
Interesting PTMBA vs FTMBA statAll, I just received access to the GMAC recruiters survey. There's plenty of interesting information inside it, but one particular nugget I think would be relevant to a lot of recent discussions is this fact: Only 27% of recruiters actively recruit PTMBAs, vs 63% for FTMBA. Of those,...31.03
Road to PE: AM or IB?Hi all, looking for advice on if it's better to start in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or <span...31.03
Hedge Fund Acquisitions and Valuations - KKR Takes 24.9% Stake in Marshall WacePre 9/9/15 market open, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span> announced that it will acquire a 24.9% stake in <span class='keyword_link'><a...11.01
Breaking In - Non-traditional backgroundHey guys, I've been a lurker here for ~6 months but this is my first official post. Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area or egregiously breaking any obvious rules. I recently graduated in May from a liberal arts college in upstate New York that is non-target with a degree in...11.01
Introduction - Lower Middle Market Banker in DenverHey guys, I am a director with a regional boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> based in Denver. Our IB division has been in existence since...11.01
Congrats on submitting HBS round one!Congrats to everyone who submitted their HBS applications! Now is the time to relax, take a break and get some rest. Soon enough you will be getting interview invites. For those of you who were worried if one of your recommenders didn't submit the reference by the deadline, luckily...01.00
G2 and G2 Asia Announce Launch of Asia Operations of Forbes Private Capital Group by Forbes Private Capital Group Hong Kong News AlertHONG KONG, Nov 11, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - New York based G2 Investment Group ("G2") and Hong Kong based G2 Asia, Limited today announced the launch of the Asia operations of Forbes Private Capital Group ("FPCG"), a powerful private investment network focused on identifying...01.00
[ISSUE 37] - Interesting Things...<em>Mod Note (Andy) - "Interesting Things" by user Adventure_Capitalist (a PE professional) is a new addition to the site that we hope to have each week. This is a newsletter that he has been sharing between friends for awhile now and we thought it would be a good addition to the...01.00
Minimizing Time at Airports (Advice / Questions)So I'm at a place now where I'm starting to travel more with the senior guys to meetings (the books need to get there somehow). They are pro-travelers: Tumi bags, mobile travel apps, premier status on various airlines, Global Entry / TSA Pre-check etc. I've picked up some tips to...440.44
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...300.30
Where the CFA can and can't help you?As it goes for industries I'm curious as to what others think about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> and how much it can help...78-0.22
Trading really dying? I know this topic has been hit time and time again. However, I feel after every recession, there's always tons of people saying sell-side <span class='keyword_link'><a...66-0.34
When to sue a close friend and ruin his or her life?This is not meant to be funny so no jokes. I have a huge problem that I need advice on. A friend of nearly 15 years has completely screwed my life over. This friend is at least a decamillionaire and I *THINK* this person has done some illegal things to me to cheat me in a very major way. My life...44-0.56
If you screw up undergrad...are you doomed for life?People always talk about having an MBA redemption. Yet, getting into a top MBA requires top notch pre MBA work experience (even if not <span class='keyword_link'><a...24-0.76
Analyst at 27 - Possible???Hello everybody, A MSc for me is a very big investment so I sort of need your input... I have a very simple question that needs answering and for which i have already searched a lot. Is it possible for me to get an analyst position at age 27 after completing a very good MSc (think LSE,...24-0.76
Do You Look Like a Leader?How we dress, talk, and move says a lot about ourselves. We judge others based on physical factors. Not too long ago the Economist published an article addressing how looks affect success. What are your thoughts? [Quote]IN GORILLA society, power belongs to silverback males. These splendid...12-0.88
Chances for HYSPM and other top 20 schools UNDERGRAD!! (PLEASE HELP)I was wondering if I had a legitimate chance at HYPSM and other top 20 schools due to my low GPA. My guidance counselor explained what happened in sophomore year and how I have excelled after. I also received good recommendations from my teachers and the guidance counselor. * Indian male...9-0.91
How to answer the question: Why do you want to work at a Bulge Bracket bank?Hey fellow monkeys! So, I really want to work at a MM bank as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> for this upcoming summer... That being said, I am trying to...9-0.91
Bankruptcy for my husbandHello all! Me and my husband live in Toronto. My husband’s ex-wife is suing him for money. She is not willing for a settlement instead she wants the entire amount in a lump sum payment. Its not possible for us to make the entire money. So my question is if we get judgement against my husband,...8-0.92
My life is terrible - I need helpHi Everyone, My life is absolutely terrible right now and I really need some guidance. When I started my career, I landed my dream job and way overjoyed with happiness. However, it has all been downhill since then. My boss is one of the most frugal people I've every met and...8-0.92
Offered Job at ISIS, Your Thoughts?Offered a really high up position. Still young, so I am surprised they are so eager to bring me on to their team. I'm having trouble connecting with former employees for some reason. I'm a bit hesitant to go overseas. Seems like a great culture though. What are your...7-0.93
Econ major from non-target + CFA level 1 passed VS finance major from non-targetWhat would be your thoughts on someone with a BA in Econ but has passed the 1st level of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>? I know generally...5-0.95
Anyone with Cap Markets experience at Baird?Wanted to see if anyone had some input on what their group was like in Milwaukee, culture, etc. Also, more importantly, what types of things they tend to look for in full-time analysts in this group? I've heard it's extremely competitive there, but not entirely sure how accurate...4-0.96
MBA or MSFI'm currently an FA in a Rotation Program for a F150 company. I'm having second thoughts about continuing at this company and in this industry and I am interested in pursuing a career in consulting/banking. My undergrad major was in Finance (not sure if it matters) and I will begin...4-0.96
Best career choice to get into M7 MBA?So I failed to get <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...3-0.97
Oppenheimer M&A vs. Houlihan Lokey FASWhich would you go to FT and why? Is it possible to lateral internally through FAS? Or externally out of FAS into another M&A advisory firm? I'm shooting for M&A advisory analyst -> PE. 3-0.97
Multiple Offers- Need HelpDeleted3-0.97
How good does interning at a boutique look on your resume?I'm just curious as a sophomore who may land an internship at a boutique firm, how good that would look on my resume if I'm trying to later on get an internship in <span class='keyword_link'><a...3-0.97
Does anyone feel like this is too much?Analyst here at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in a very busy coverage group Recently just been feeling mentally exhausted and all around angry at...3-0.97
IU (Direct Admit) vs. Michigan (LSA) Hey there, I have narrowed a list to these schools and possibly UIUC (honors business). I am in state for Illinois. Which school should I attend to get a job as an investment banker? Michigan I am not a pre admit to Ross, but I can apply after my freshmen year. However, Michigan is the most...2-0.98
Career Services just told me I will never work on Wall Street (Ivy)2-0.98
London BB IB questionHi, i work at a non-UK non-US location of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I have a question about London. Do VPs get a company car? Does it start from...1-0.99
Trading MultiplesI was wondering why it is BETTER for a company's multiple such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...1-0.99
New Resume Review CompanyA good friend of mine just started a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">resume review</a></span> tech startup called Get Hired (gethired dot squarespace dot com). She used to be a banking...0-1.00
Non-target mba, msf, ma, ms to IBD analyst?Is it easier to get into ibd as a analyst with a mba from a non-target vs a bachelors from the same non-target. I know this is very unconventional but I'm willing to bet non-target mba grads would still take analyst pay versus their previous job. I guess I should also include MSF or...0-1.00
Have you ever double-posted an application?I was wondering if this ever worked for any of you. A friend of mine who is a couple years older got in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> and he sent his...0-1.00
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Intern Burnout, Considering Full-TimeI interned this summer in investment banking and got completely crushed. My hours ranged between 85-105 each week, but were usually around 95ish. I started to get really burned out. Its been over a month and I am still very stressed from this past summer and considering going back. It was not...41-1.59
Why not be a doctor?I'm just wondering... why aren't there as many people trying to break into medicine? The only possible road block in that path is that it's time consuming to actually get started. Price shouldn't be an issue because your various student loans are a plenty, and after you...41-1.59
My gf tells me to ask for more, she doesn't get itHi everyone, I'm making a move to a larger <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> ~1b. Quickly, location better. Base up by 15%. AUM...24-1.76
Road to starting a hedge fund ?Hello guys, I am new to the site. Sorry if I do not pass the rules of etiquette of this site by asking a question that may have been asked before. But my question in particular is: Is starting a hedge fund like raising VC in a start-up. Will people invest in your fund (assuming you have...17-1.83
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Am I about to be auto-dinged?The format of my resume is to have a bullet, the material, and end with the words without a period. On the first bullet of the resume, there is a period......this period shouldn't be here. How screwed am I? I have contacts at multiple banks I've already sent this resume...5-1.95
Stereotypes of Wall StreetHere are the four most stereotypical high position Wall Street people I can think: The managing director, Drives: S-class MB or a Range Rover Wears: Navy blue suit with Ferragamo loafers Hobbies: Squash and golf Pet: labrador Lives in: The Hamptons or Greenwich Watch: Rolex stainless...4-1.96
IBD VS HFHello WSO Community, Long story short; I have a background in M&A (corporate development) & AM, but i'm trying to get into IB (with no luck so far). I've received several offers from hedge funds. Would it be best to accept an offer as a <span...3-1.97
Things I dislike about the CFA ProgramI know that the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> is a well regarded program among the Investment community and it can help your chances of...2-1.98
Best type of buyside firm to make most compensation - pe vs hf and debt vs equityA lot of the billionaires in finance are l/s equity or large cap pe guys. Does this means that these are the best types of funds to become very rich? If not, what are the best buyside investment strategies to become rich? Equity also has higher returns than debt so I assume equity guys...1-1.99
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Grades Matter. Period.<em>Edit / Clarification: Grades are NOT the only metric. But they MATTER.</em> I've been noticing a lot of posts recently with people asking about their chances at recruiting if they have weak grades. I often hear the message that grades are not everything, that soft skills...60-2.40
Getting a Normal Woman in Wall Street, Quality of Women in Wall Street WANTED, a dating app for high-quality people, it's a balance between looks, money and taste. Lets start with this. 9 out of 10 people you see and meet are unsleepable. No matter how hard you try, you wouldn't be able to do it. I beg women not to sell yourself short. Just plainly...10-2.90
So many asian femalesAnyone else feel like every female in finance is exactly the same? All asian, super insecure and pretend that they're bros? Also, seems like all of them make up boyfriends they can never seem to bring around or immediately jump into the "oh im too busy for a relationship"...5-2.95
Please review my Resume and CLHello Fellow Monkeys Would a fellow monkey please be willing to review my Resume & CL. I am a sophomore UK student,hoping to apply for summer intern in S&T. I would really appreciate some feedback on my both my resume and cover letter. Feel free to be harsh or kind. I will reward...3-2.97
Private Equity GroupsOf the most typical groups seen in a private equity fund (Cross Industry Private Equity Sponsorships, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Credit, etc.) what does WSO believe to be top picks in terms of exit opps, prestige, on the job skills and why? ***retooled question due to...1-3.99
7 tips for picking up women and landing the job you wantIf you've read the book The Game, you know there is a community of men who devote their lives to the art and science of picking up women. While almost every young (and older) man goes at this pursuit in some haphazard and mediocre way, these men are dedicated to mastering the craft. A sport...28-4.72
When did modern investment banking culture come about?50-100 years ago, a banker was a respectable stately gentleman in a tweed suit, with a handlebar mustache, a pocket watch and a pocket square. There’s even a former MD lecturing at my college who more or less fits that description. Now, at least from what I can gather, a banker is a...17-4.83
RANK: Stifel, FT Partners, Piper Jaffray, Petsky Prunier, HL FAS, PJSC, Mizuho, TAP Advisors, GLC Advisors, OppenheimerWhich would you accept a full-time offer from and why? Can anyone rank these or help me go about thinking about them? I think it's obvious that PJSC is first, but what about the rest? Goal is to do PE after two years. Thank you for any insight.11-4.89
Importance of Being Normal To be successful in Wall Street, you have to be "normal." But to be "normal," or more precisely, to be "Wall Street normal," you have to know what that means first and what you have to do to create an image of being "normal." Long stories short, you...21-10.79
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