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+73Life Goes On...[quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...1132 days 6 hours ago
+72Coffee Is For Closers 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 very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people...1231 day 3 hours ago
+61Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance"?I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion. When I was in college interviewing for the typical...1472 weeks 11 hours ago
+71If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...1572 weeks 15 hours ago
+44Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of his...8019 hours 26 min ago
+40Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a...341 week 5 days ago
+38Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskThe very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our <strong><a href="">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of his...853 days 23 hours ago
+35How WSO has enhanced my IB/PE career<h3>Background</h3> I randomly discovered WSO nearly seven years ago just weeks after I secured a FT MM IB position. The website was extremely nascent at the time with only a few thousand registered users. The majority of the users were college students with only a handful of...432 weeks 23 hours ago
+34Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE ExitsI received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">PE interviews</a></span>. ...683 years 4 months ago
+27WSO 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...921 month 2 weeks ago
+21Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...271 week 46 min ago
+18Week 4 of IBD Internship: Initiation<em>The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of...377 months 3 weeks ago
+20testing email notificationsplease ignore this test @jgsantos" 221 week 2 hours ago
+18INTRODUCING: 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="">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...886 days 22 hours ago
+13Blackrock MD BY 31: Ask me Anything <strong>Bio: </strong><em>Khe attended Yale University and has 15 years of finance experience, mostly as a fund of funds investor. Khe was promoted to Managing Director at Blackrock at the age of 31, and last year left to explore entrepreneurial passions around community...362 weeks 1 hour ago
+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from 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...52912 hours 18 min ago
+13From Hedge Fund to Corp Fin to M&APhewwww, it's been a strange ride, fellas. I would like to gloat about my recent career revelations, while hopefully providing some advice/insight to the people who read. I have just finished up a GE-type Financial Management Program at an F100 firm with an offer for an analyst role...203 days 19 hours ago
+13Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="">WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this...46 days 4 hours ago
+13My system for getting better at work (every single day)I sucked at my first job. It's a weird thing to admit, but it's true. When I started as a management consultant in 2010, I was worse than useless.  I had spent my summers during university cleaning yachts for rich people and working on my tan. Case in point: during my first...161 week 5 days ago
+11Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring up often enough - Is anyone else...821 week 3 hours ago
+10Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ERBackground: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span>. I...212 days 11 hours ago
+10The long road to ER from a non-targetI have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 1 day ago
+72016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...2836 days 1 hour ago
+10Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a...251 day 23 hours ago
+7The Allure of Investment BankingThough in recent years, many have highlighted the fact that the allure of investment banking has significantly dimmed given the multitude of undergrads wanting to head straight into the buy-side or technology. This however has not been a trend I personally agree with, as more and more students...1071 day 15 hours ago
+7Sales and Trading Analyst AMAHey Everyone, I've been a longtime reader of the forum and just want to thank everyone for all the helpful information I've found throughout the years from undergrad to my first internship and onto to being a sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a...505 days 2 hours ago
+7WSO Happy Hour - London - Wednesday MAY 18TH, 7PM, The George A few years ago we had several WSO drinks in the City but these have basically died off. I admit some responsibility for this as I used to organise them but have slacked. Nevertheless, spring is here (bar the occasional 2 minutes of snow in April....), deal flow is quietening down pre-Brexit...263 days 22 min ago
+14How many of the senior bankers on your team do you reckon will die aloneI never really thought of my superiors as being human and just wrote them off as being married, divorced, terribly inconvenienced by the fact that they are indeed married, really good at getting divorced, asexual, or hopeless. That last category includes some of the serial direct promotes at the...322 days 16 hours ago
+7WSO Campus Representative Program The training for the 2016-17 Rep Term is being updated. <a href="">Click here</a> for more info on our summer session (May-August) ------ WSO will soon be accepting applications to be a...1293 months 1 week ago
+14Young People of WSO: What is with this fascination towards IB?I'm a lot older than most of you guys and while I never worked in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FO</a></span> IB or desired to do so, I don't understand the...1282 weeks 5 days ago
+7AMA: Venture Capital Co-Founding PartnerGood evening everyone! (or whatever time it is in your time zone), I wanted to open up some time for Q&A with the WSO community. WSO was a very helpful tool in helping me pursue <span class='keyword_link'><a...253 weeks 1 hour ago
+6AMA continuation: Debating Trends in Lower Middle Market PE with the Founders of Nextvest<a href="">After my last AMA,</a> I got a lot of messages and reachouts asking to discuss how we came up with the idea for Nextvest and to get my perspective on how the PE...23 weeks 19 hours ago
+8Headed to HBS in the Fall - Ask Me Anything (AMA)I was fortunate enough to be accepted into HBS in Round 2 and will be heading there this Fall. I have never done an AMA on this site before and I feel that now might be a good time to do so. I hope that sharing my experience with the MBA application process might be somewhat useful to the WSO...642 weeks 23 hours ago
+5Uncle Eddie's Guide to RumI've been meaning to do this for some time now and, with the holiday party/gift giving season right around the corner, I figured now was as good a time as any. Those of you who know me know that I love my rum. Not only does it have a pleasant effect on a body after three or four, rum more...602 weeks 2 days ago
+7Strange Success Story: from Philosophy Major to the Buy Side in 4 yearsTechnically this story starts in 2011. I was a philosophy major, planning to go pursue a PHD after undergrad and spend the rest of my life debating the Big Questions with old fogies in dusty offices for peanuts. Then I went to Paris to study abroad and I realized: I would really like to make a...121 week 23 hours ago
+5Valeant Pharmaceuticals/Bill Ackman E-mailsReleased yesterday. Highlights: Halt the Stock Send out a Press Release Advice on Conference Call Don't speak with the media Rome is burning Crossposting, credits to humanafteralll from WSB.111 week 19 hours ago
+5How I manage my day-to-day life and limit overwhelm using a simple checklist<strong>How much would you pay for an extra hour each day?</strong> An extra hour to do all the things you wish you could do, but don't have time for because of work—go to the gym and get in shape, go out with friends you haven't seen in months, read a book from the...13 days 3 hours ago
+4Why are Equity Research and Investment Management looked down upon?It seems like there is a lack of content on WSO outside of the IB and PE forums on here. I would guess that this is because of the site's general focus toward IB, but I also noticed that are no WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a...764 days 17 hours ago
+4Top IdiomsI'll start things off Better the devil you know than the devil you don't Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater503 days 18 hours ago
+4AMA: Non-target --> 2x SA at BB --> FinTech Corp Dev --> Corp Dev at a large companyHello everyone, A few months ago I came to this board with a really tough dilemma and you guys helped me see it through. I now want to pay it forward as I know that people are getting increasingly interested in corporate development/ <span class='keyword_link'><a...342 weeks 4 hours ago
+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="">Click here...201 week 5 days ago
+4If I expect to be graduating into a recession, how should I adjust my career path starting out?Sophomore / Rising junior here, going to be an SA at a highly ranked <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> in the coming month. Not an expert by any means...181 week 3 days ago
+5Your Brain On DrugsI debated putting two articles about this two days in a row, but as I started to dig a little deeper into this opiates epidemic, it really is nothing short of horrifying. I had a sense it was bad, but not this bad. Let me include a chart that I got from my friend Brent, so you can see how...181 week 1 day ago
+4The Life of Ricardo: What is Your Comparative Advantage?<!--break--><strong> “You’ve got good grades, the right major, interesting and relevant work experience and extracurriculars, but your CV looks a lot like all the other CVs in this pile”.</strong> - My career advisor in Sophomore year of university, when I expressed...81 day 15 hours ago
+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="">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...12 months 15 hours ago
+4Landed a PE job thanks to WSO!I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who posts the great content on WSO! I have recently accepted an offer to be an analyst at a smaller boutique PE firm in Chicago! I came from a non-target with an average GPA, but thanks to all of the insightful content (and working my ass off to nail...03 weeks 5 days ago
+4Secret Shame of Middle Class AmericansI was surprised that no one had posted this already, this article has been very popular and I've seen it pop up in multiple places. <a href="">"The Secret Shame of Middle-Class...541 week 5 days ago
+3Summer 2016 Shopping Guide for a Business WardrobeHi Monkeys, <strong>The purpose of this post is to create an organized place where I've found nice deals for a business wardrobe. Again, the purpose is to find a good deal. I don't want to read through the comments and find some hotshot high schooler giving me flack for not...411 week 12 hours ago
+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="">investment...416 months 2 weeks ago
+3Who do you guys have winning the NBA Finals this year?Any basketball fans here? The front page is looking kinda dead. <strong>Eastern Conference</strong> I'm a Miami Heat fan and I would love to see them win it all, but there's a 99.99% chance that's not happening. I think most people would probably agree that Cavs...373 weeks 2 days ago
+4Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experienceWhat's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really good and I think it will really help paint the...286 days 2 hours ago
+3Drug Testing for ShroomsDoes anyone know the drug testing policies at RE companies with regards to shrooms? Do companies even test for shrooms? I've heard they only look for more standard drugs like coke and weed. Also, does anyone know how long shrooms stay in your system? 102 weeks 3 days ago
+3What is up with the tranny post being taken down?Didn't realize this site was ran by such close-minded liberals that it cannot tolerate discussion on sensitive subjects. WSO is now an investment banking "Safe Space" 103 hours 20 min ago
+3Military to Non-Target Southwest State University To Private Equity For Pension FundHello, I was in the US Air Force for 4 years, left to finish college at an extremely non-target college in the southwest and was able to break into Private Equity for a state pension fund. I have competed against peers from all over the country, including some a Ivy League schools and have...64 weeks 21 hours ago
+3Testing Thread 2Testing Thread 2 Testing Thread 2 Testing Thread 2 Testing Thread 2 Testing Thread 2 Testing Thread 262 weeks 20 hours ago
+3New Case Webinars in WSO Consulting Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our consulting case interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with real interview advice and actual consulting case walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to...03 weeks 5 days ago
+3Trading Blog - Week 4Andy suggested to make a new thread every week, so there we go. Note that this is still Week 4, I will post Week 5 next week. You can find the previous entries here: <a href=> Week 1,2,3 </a> <strong>...02 weeks 4 days ago
+2"Sleeper" Undergraduate SchoolsHigh School Junior here (bear with me): So I'm pretty set on being a finance/econ major in college and hopefully make it to Wall Street. I like graphs, math, money, and the economy, so it makes sense. This path becomes much easier when you attend a target school for undergrad, but the...783 days 13 hours ago
+2Wall 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...551 week 6 days ago
+2WSO Happy Hour DC Area: Thursday, 4/28, 8pm @ Roofer's Union in Adams MorganLooking to put together an event for those of us in the DC area. Drinks and a light bit of networking @ Roofer's Union in Adams Morgan on Thursday 4/28. Respond if you guys would be interested/available. -Alex433 weeks 3 days ago
+5First Steps into Trading<strong> General Note: </strong> The purpose of this blog is to provide commentary on my simulated <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> experience. It is...432 days 2 hours ago
+2Favorite Excel Shorcut(s)?To clarify, I'm not looking for lists of helpful <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> shortcuts as those already exist. Are there any specific shortcuts that...436 min 39 sec ago
+2Lay offsWas just let go from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> as first year analyst. Know of any other instances in the bank/across the street recently? They said it was a downsize, just want to...261 day 21 hours ago
+2WSJ article - Banker's Worst NightmareAnyone see this? Is the M&A banker bubble popping? [quote] More companies are deciding to do without bankers when they make acquisitions.[/quote] [quote]One day late last month, two big companies announced takeovers that had something in common: Neither Comcast Corp. nor AbbVie Inc....251 week 3 days ago
+2Are you good at shorting?Was asked this at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> interview. What is your thought process when determining good shorts and what...242 weeks 6 days ago
+2IBD FT Recruiting TipsI've seen a lot of recent threads regarding full-time recruiting lately and thought some of you might find this helpful. I navigated the process successfully last year, so most of this should still hold true. Background: Senior at Brown/UVA/UChicago, junior internship in NYC <span...212 weeks 4 days ago
+2Why am I failing?Ok, again I should not be on WSO, but looking for some legit feedback here. I finally got to second round interview after nailing 80-90 percent of technicals during an hour and a half 1st interview (did not expect this of myself, but then the interviewer said I did pretty well, so I guess...191 week 2 days ago
+2CS TMT exodus? <a href="">Yesterday's article</a> showed that 5 MDs from <span class='keyword_link'><a...195 hours 57 min ago
+2Fulltime recruiting: How many slots are there? Associates and AnalystsHow many slots are there generally for fulltime analyst or fulltime associate gigs once you take out the Summer slots? Asking for middle market firms including like <span class='keyword_link'><a...183 weeks 6 days ago
+2Road to a Sovereign Wealth FundThere are a ton of REPE threads on here, but not too many on SWFs (GPF, CIC, QIA, ADIA, etc). I'm more curious on how you break into these types of roles. I imagine it takes a while - once you have tenure at a good REPE firm, have an MBA, second language, and progress towards the...126 days 18 hours ago
+2AMA - Ex-back office, ex-research analyst, credit trader So long story short i am revising for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> and incredibly bored. Utilised this forum a lot over the years...71 week 2 days ago
+2Certified User only sectionI completely understand that the business model for WSO is to a) bring in a wide variety of finance people and b) to cross-sell related products, but it seems that every other thread nowadays is an undergrad or intern asking whether they should choose university/group/bank A or B (which...33 weeks 3 days ago
+2Advanced degrees (PhD, MD, JD) to Consulting - Where are you planning to apply for FT position?----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------31 week 5 days ago
+2Global Markets: Calm before the storm?I would like to invite everyone to take a shot and discuss the direction of global markets in a relaxed way and take a look at the performance of my portfolios. You can see the previous 4 weeks <a...01 week 3 days ago
+2Car lease recommendations - First Year AnalystWSO- Would like to get everyone's opinion on a particular situation. I am starting as a first year IB analyst very soon. Im going to be living home with my parents (paying no rent) nor will I have any other costs besides maybe cell phone service. With that being said, I would like to ask...661 week 57 min ago
+1Bathrooms, Gays, Trannies, the South, and PervertsIn case you've been living under a rock (or are not in the US), you've been hearing news about transgender bathroom laws. I'm still appalled that this is news, but what the hell, let's roll with it. If you've followed me for any amount of time you know I'm an...621 hour 48 min ago
+5Investment banker boyfriend, how do I handle the crazy hours?Hi everyone, I am here to get some advice from someone who understands and has been/is in a similar position. My investment banker boyfriend and I have been together for 5 months now. It would be safe to say that we have an amazing relationship. I know his family and friends and we see (or...431 day 17 hours ago
+1What is so bad about UBS?It seems like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> is an ongoing joke on this forum for being known as "the worst" of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...383 days 8 hours ago
+1Less BB IB Full-time offers given out this summer?Interning in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IB this summer from a non target in top 3 healthcare group. With sluggish deal flow this year and a looming...356 days 11 hours ago
+1What programming languages are most useful? Hi, I will be interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> S&T this summer and was wondering which programming language(s) are most useful on <span...306 days 5 hours ago
+1Tesla Model 3Hey guys, I'm hoping for a little bit of feedback and discussion regarding the new Tesla Model 3... So here's the story - I recently put down 1,000 dollars for the reservation, but I am start to second guess (natural fear I suppose) this decision. I am a recent college grad working...293 weeks 1 day ago
+1Goldman and Tesla's $2B Equity Offering[quote] On Wednesday, before the stock market opened in New York, Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault upgraded shares of Tesla. Archambault put a “Buy” rating and a $250 per share price target on the stock due to what he sees as the market’s failure to “fully [capture] the...281 day 19 hours ago
+1Great Article on Day TradingI think every one of us at one time or another has at least thought about walking away and day <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> our own account. Most of us never...243 weeks 2 days ago
+1Stanford Wall Street Placement East CoastI'm currently trying to decide whether or not to attend Stanford or Princeton for undergrad. I want to eventually work on wall street in NYC after graduation. But I also have some interest in entrepreneurship, although I don't consider myself very techie, so if I did play a role in...213 weeks 5 days ago
+1Switching IB Groups for FT after SA stint?Hey all, I'm going to be starting my SA position in a little over a month now at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> (<span...213 weeks 2 days ago
+1How to get BB IB scholarshipsI've noticed a ton of the banks have scholarships for minorities where you get a decent amount of money and also get to be a SA the following summer. Has anyone here received one of these? How did you get it. Is it pretty much only reserved for URMs at ivy-league schools? I'm also...164 days 17 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...166 months 3 days ago
+1Graduated 2 weeks ago - still jobless...!I have 3 summers of IB experience in my belt, graduated a couple of weeks ago, and still haven't found an Analyst position in IB. It's already May... what do I do? Is it too late? Resources I should use? Recommendations? Anything!141 week 6 days ago
+1Hedge fund to less stressful role - long only? others?I've been in the L/S fundamental equity hedge fund world for the last 7 years. I'm a senior analyst with a small team under me at a large, well-known hedge fund. I am often recruited by other funds and/or headhunters to either run a book at a platform shop or lateral over as a senior...142 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Why even bother going to a mega-fund?I've read some comments and posts about how people pick IB groups based solely on MF placement but have wondered why that is? Why (besides $) does it make sense to leave one sweatshop IB group to go to another sweatshop PE fund that will kick you out after 2 years for B-school. I thought...122 weeks 6 days ago
+1Late to the game - Engineering to FinanceCurrently a Junior Electrical Engineering student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I never really loved engineering but knew it was challenging and I could use the problem solving and math skills in any other industry. I recently found a love for finance which was spurred by...126 days 13 hours ago
+1Learning how to sell?Hey guys, Investment banking, consulting and most corporate jobs become increasingly a sales job the higher up you go. My question to those of you who have made this transition well, is this how did you do this and what advice would you give for a monkey that wants to develop these skills...113 weeks 4 days ago
+1Venture Capital Sucks<a href="https:[email protected]/introducing-global-beta-ventures-ad49dd7bebd0#.4uz6q3afn">At least that's what David Siegel thinks.</a> While certainly not a huge name in the industry, the guy seemingly has some good firsthand experience-- and isn't afraid...113 weeks 2 days ago
+1Resume Related QuestionI am in the middle of updating my resume and sending to real estate recruiting firms as well as direct job postings. I am debating whether to leave my last "paying job" off of my resume due to the way the working relationship ended. My career progression: 2 years of general...115 days 41 min ago
+1How often do people in IBD check their school emails?Curious if whether I should send emails to school emails for alumni or email their work emails. For those in the industry, how often do you check your school email? 94 days 18 hours ago
+1BB IB > Hedge Fund > Top MBA > Post MBA PE ----- Possible?Hey guys, I've been searching around the forum, and haven't found an exact answer to this, so maybe someone could help me out with an educated take. I am an Ivy League undergrad Worked in IB right out of school, on the coverage/M&A side at a <span...73 weeks 17 hours ago
+2Where Will IB Be In A Decade?Even though this question is a hypothetical, where does everyone think IB is headed? I assume most of you have read this WSJ article already: [quote] In 2015, the buyers in public-company deals valued at more...71 week 3 days ago
+1New WSO Blogging Internship! We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to WSO with the goal of raising the level of quality of content in our forums and on the frontpage. <strong>Internship title:</strong> Finance / Wall Street Blogger Intern ...71 month 6 days ago
+1Working out at the office gym as an internI was wondering if anyone could provide insight on what it's like to work out at the office gym, and what is appropriate to do as an intern. I was planning on bringing a backpack and stuffing a gym bag in it, then after work I would get a work out in before heading home. I am interning at a...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1DCF Modeling QuestionHello, I have a question about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">DCF</a></span> modeling. In <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 6 days ago
+2Goldman Sachs Asian Diversity EventsOf course they won't pay for travel for the master race. We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman...61 week 2 days ago
+1Best strategy from now through the end of the current cycleThis isn't a question as to when the current cycle will change. Or what kind of change it will be. I think we all acknowledge that as some point the market will shift. If everyone had an option of choosing their "ideal" niche in the investment market, between now and when the...61 min 41 sec ago
+1Is the marijuana industry set for an M&A boom? Weed is very close to being legal in Canada, and more and more US states are legalizing it for medicinal use. This could mean big business opportunities for the industry. week 6 days ago
+1Need advice...currently attending a service academyAre there any service academy grads on here that I can message for advice? Affirmation is coming up soon and I am trying to figure out whether or not to affirm. Obviously, I am asking on here because after the military I want to go into business. However, the longer I have been at the academy...32 weeks 4 days ago
+1BU vs NYUI just finished my freshman year at a state university in Florida and I got accepted as a transfer student to BU Questrom for Finance and to NYU CAS for Mathematics. Regardless of what school I go to I really want to get a degree in math (major or minor) because I really like the subject and...34 days 15 hours ago
+1Houlihan drug testAnyone know if it is a hair or urine test?24 days 16 hours ago
+1Has anyone gotten a resume from a Trump Campaign Intern / Employee?Did you ding and, if so, how quickly?23 weeks 3 days ago
+1Required skill sets for entry into IBHey Guys, My name is Gaurav, I am from Mumbai and will be starting MBA at Rotman School of Management, Toronto in September. I have a background in mutual fund research and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...22 weeks 5 days ago
+2"How do I stay in shape if I'm sitting in the office all day?"So, here's an email I got the other day: <div style="text-align: center;"><img style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px;" src="" alt="(Click 'Display...11 hour 20 min ago
+1College Professor Wrote An Ode to ExcelNothing like a love song to the real love of my life: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 02 weeks 16 hours ago
+1How good is RSM for a job in Netherlands?Hi, I am an international student who want to do a msc in finance in RSM. I am planning to live in The Netherlands because I like the country and life style. How good is the master in finance and investment for get a job in this country? Another good options? Thanks05 days 23 hours ago
+1Thank You To Our SponsorsWe'd like to thank the Wall Street Oasis sponsors that help keep the community free for everyone and we encourage all of you to check them out below! <strong> <a href="">Clear Admit</a> - MBA Admissions...03 years 8 months ago
+1Unpaid Internships: Yes or No?Today I want to discuss a growing trend in the industry (and across <em>all</em> industries) and get your take on it. I'm talking about unpaid <span class='keyword_link'><a...512 days 22 hours ago
+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...371 month 3 weeks ago
+1Testing threadTesting thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go Testing thread to go 341 week 3 days ago
+1Unpaid small PE internship in Chicago vs paid financial analyst internship at a local commercial/retail bank (12/hr)I have to choose between 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> for my sophomore summer. I am leaning towards the PE firm because it is a great opportunity...172 days 3 hours ago
+1Summer ChecklistHey guys, I'm a rising junior at a non-target. I'm trying to prepare for fall recruiting with hopes of getting interviews with BBs. I was wondering what are some things I will need to do over the summer. I will be doing the following: -Interning at a boutique P/E...142 weeks 3 days ago
+1Where we are at in the cycle (revisited)Here is the last thread from mid Feb. Any change in your opinions? Feel free to share your thoughts on one or many asset classes. Quick touch on Wall St. I still cannot believe the Dow is hovering at...122 weeks 3 days ago
+1Lender/Debt Fund Modeling vs Broker ModelingThis is a bit early but still curious, I'm looking to make the transition out of brokerage roles to lender/fund side. What are the differences in modeling required? I am used to making a 10 year <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall StreetComing 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 ambitious movie that shows the tougher side of women in finance. Having watched every finance movie out there and memorized the lines...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1Full-Time Immediately After Internship?I'm graduating from a top business school in Canada. I was recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">management consulting</a></span> and unfortunately wasn't able to...21 week 1 day ago
0Any buy-and-hold personal investors here? Let's chat.Do any buy-and-hold investors want to share their stories? How did you get started? Is this your full-time job or just something on the side? What is your strategy? How are your returns? How much do you own now? What asset class? Would you recommend it? I work in REPE in NYC and am thinking...254 weeks 5 hours ago
0Interview Question: What Do Your Parents Do?This question was asked during a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">hedge fund interview</a></span>. It took me completely by surprise. Moreover, is this even legit to ask something...232 weeks 5 days ago
+2Reminder that banks don't really care about junior employeesLook at this joke response after one of the analysts (anonymously of course) posed this question to my firm's CEO and CFO as part of our quarterly Q&A sessions. Half of the initiatives cited are just straight up not enforced at all. Note that my bank is not one of those with protected...201 hour 12 min ago
0Is Cuny Baruch a Target school?Looking through past forums I've seen contradicting views on Baruch being a target school for I Banking. I see that they have on campus recruiting. Doesn't this mean that they are a target school? Also how would a student with a 3.6 GPA fare in trying to land a SA role at a <span...191 week 5 days ago
+1Lifestyle Question- How many of you guys own pets?Hi Monkeys, I'm making this post, because I'm thinking about getting a pet. I want a puppy, but you obviously have to be around to take care of it all day. This post isn't just limited to dogs too, I might want cats or other pets. I wanted to ask WSO: how do you guys handle...196 days 20 hours ago
0Holding Down a Full Time Job While in College. Is it possible? Next year I will be heading off to a small private non target in Socal, and I am facing a rather large dilemma. As I am going to a non target, I fully intend to transfer into a target school. I am aware that this process will be time consuming, but I view it as vital. Here is the issue, my...172 weeks 2 days ago
0How much does size matter?If you work in a semi-related industry (i.e. FPA, financial due diligence etc), and you want to break into corporate development, what experience would be considered better: 1. Spend 1 year working on a single large deal (think USD 100+ billion) that closes or 2. Spend 1 year working on a...161 week 2 days ago
0Is this car appropriate for a first year analyst?I am graduating and accepted an operations analyst position outside of NY/SF 55k a year and I will have a bit of a commute. I have been saving for a bit through college and also have some trade in money from my current car. Would it be appropriate for a first-year analyst to buy something like a...166 days 13 hours ago
0Buying and Selling Stocks as an Investment BankerI'm sure this will be explained to me at some level when I go through FT training this summer, but i thought i'd see if WSO could give me a run down first. My question is: What restrictions do you have on buying and selling stocks while working in <span...131 week 2 days ago
0Renege and Redo Full Time Recruiting?Throwaway account just in case. I currently have a FT offer at a mid-tier MM. I knew I wanted to lateral after the summer, as all the talent was leaving and it seemed like a sinking ship with no opportunities down the road. I feel so depressed to go back there... After the summer I had...133 weeks 4 days ago
0URGENT ADVICE - Soph MM IBD unpaid internship NYC vs. Paid F100 Internship BostonWSO, I'm at a pivotal point in my life where I need to make decisions in order to set myself up for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> <span...131 week 6 days ago
0What do sophomores usually do for internships?A little bit of background: I'm a currently a freshman at a non HYP Ivy. I qualify as a diversity candidate. My father was born in Mexico and grew up in Spain (his grandparents moved to Mexico after Franco took power and went back right after he died) and my maternal grandmother is...123 weeks 3 days ago
0Dual-Class StocksHi, Can anyone provide a full list of dual-class companies who have 2 or more classes of stocks traded on north american exchanges? Thanks,113 weeks 4 days ago
0Is it wise to join a brand new capital management company ?Hi folks. I graduated this month from a humble state university in a totally not finance oriented city in the USA. My finance <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 days 7 hours ago
0Accidentally Washed My Hand Drug Test and Retakeaccidentally pissed on my hands and washed it. lady said that i had to retake it there and there. pissed again for the test and was successful. wondering if i'm all good. EDIT: serious question.. 93 weeks 6 days ago
0How to become a PE analyst out of undergrad?Hi guys, I'm going to attend Wharton this fall. I know that every year a few top students can get jobs at places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Silver...81 week 5 days ago
0Does anyone have a PDF, epub or Mobi version of the "Real Estate Game"?Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has a PDF/epub/mobi version of the "Real Estate Game"? Cant' see to find it anywhere (paid or not). I am going to be travelling a lot before my next job (switching from tech to RE) and I want to catch up with the new industry but I can't...73 weeks 6 days ago
0Is my networking strategy gonna potentially Black Ball me from firms?In a couple of weeks I will start my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> at a boutique IB firm. This firm only has 5 partners, no analysts/associates, and just a...63 weeks 1 day ago
0Top Bucket Bonuses at CS Analyst 1st year (not stub)Does anyone know the numbers for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">CS</a></span> S&T top bucket 1st & 2nd year analyst. I am wondering since the bank has been having a difficult time and...62 weeks 6 days ago
0How do you model Taxes for a REIT?I am practicing a model on the company Iron Mountain (IRM) and it appears they became a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">REIT</a></span> two years ago.....62 weeks 6 days ago
0S&T Chicago FY ANALyst: Is $2500/month too high for rent? Looking to live in Loop Area66 days 1 hour ago
0Target Schools that offer spring transfer?I currently am a rising sophomore and go to a non-target in the midwest. I would like to go to a target or semi-target in spring '17 because I have about a semester's worth of <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 16 hours ago
0Shorting Puerto Rico Muni BondsAs we all know, PR has been in crisis for past 2 years. Approximate chance on Default on those bonds have risen to 86%. Any cost effective idea on how to short them? It has been a struggle for lot of traders on the STREET and worldwide. Lets figure it out WSO!54 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Do employers (especially those on the west coast) know that UPenn is a prestigious school?Do you think any employers will not know what Penn is or confuse it with Penn State? I would also love to hear feedback from current students and alumni.56 days 12 hours ago
0How do I get back on track?erased.52 weeks 1 day ago
0If not high finance then...?It seems abundantly clear to me, and anybody on WSO that the vast majority of active members are motivated guys, (and girls) usually in college aiming for jobs in banking/<span class='keyword_link'><a...518 hours 13 min ago
0Do VC analysts examine 10k/10q statements?Hey guys! I wondering if VC analysts examine <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">10k</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...36 days 20 hours ago
+1Which Banks Test Lateral Candidates for Steroids?How much advance notice are you generally given?32 weeks 1 day ago
0Government Came to Play: M&A Deals Having Trouble ClosingComing off a hot 2015 with M&A deals totaling beyond $5 trillion, the momentum carried into 2016. However, the train has come to a screeching halt on many deals announced within the last several months. Increased regulation has led to a good amount of deals collapsing. A notable example is...31 week 19 hours ago
0Who Would You Hire? (Hair Color Question)Had to post this. The thought on first impressions and hair color has really been bugging me for the past few days. How much does hair color affect hiring decisions, given all the other attributes are identical in a candidate (for ibd, specifically)? Would you hire A or B? Backstory:...31 week 38 min ago
0Lone theory on the rise of bankingInvestment banking has been under attack ever since the early 2000s and financial crisis. This film canonizes what many young people are growing to think about business in society. A linguistic professor at MIT by the name of Noam Chomsky takes the time to thoroughly layout 21st century America,...32 days 1 hour ago
0Stony brook mba I am currently a senior and I was wondering if I should get an mba from stony brook university or build up work experience and apply to another mba program instead. Thing is stony brook is cheaper and you don't need work experience and I could go for my <span...351 min 43 sec ago
0Minority Equity Investment / Convertible Preferred SecurityWhat is the correct way to model a minority position in a company, financed with a combination of new leverage and convertible preferred securities? For example: Assume the founder of the business owns 51% and a sponsor owns 49%. With new leverage and sponsor equity, the new sponsor would...24 weeks 18 hours ago
0Am I good enough for good Consulting firms (hopefully MBB)? Background: 26 year-old international student graduating next year (not an english speaking country) with MSc in Social Policy (LSE). I have Bachelors degree in business studies from National university. I have approx three years of experience in local government which extensively works with UN...22 weeks 4 days ago
0Is it necessary to have PE experience before starting a firm that acquires businesses?Let's assume that you're interested in buyouts, but you are an unknown quantity and a novice.21 week 5 days ago
0Take the help of growth strategy consultantI am a businessman, as like others I also like more and more profit. But growth matters to me the most. When I was planning my starategy, one of my friend suggested me to take help of business growth strategy consultant. I took help of AMR International, I found them very helpful. If you want...11 week 4 days ago
0DCF Myth 3.1: The Margin of Safety - Tool for Action or Excuse for Inaction?In <a href="">my last post on dealing with uncertainty,</a> I brought up the margin of safety, the tool that many value investors claim to use to protect themselves against uncertainty....11 week 3 days ago
0Happy Minds-Selfie Video Resume appVideo resume is an important element in HappyMinds as it provides an edge to job seekers in the market. So to have an edge, your video resume should be compiled efficiently with good ambience and setup. By understanding the importance, Happyminds provides a feature to job seekers to shoot a...04 weeks 8 hours ago
0College junior with HF internship - Need advice regarding further prospects.Hi All, I have been reading WSO forums for a while and they seem to be extremely helpful. Would love your insights. Context: Junior at a top university near San Francisco. GPA ~ 3.5ish. Major: Economics, Statistics and have a lot of programming experience. Prior Exp: Software Engineering,...02 weeks 3 days ago
0Update on my decision between CB or Development[deleted]02 weeks 3 days ago
0The Worst Intern You've Ever Had I'm starting my first internship tomorrow and instead of asking the generic tell me about a great intern, I want to have a laugh so let's hear your worst experiences/stories as or of an intern. 05 days 21 hours ago
0Transfer GPA (semi target to ivy)I just finished my Sophomore year at an Ivy after transferring from a semi target school (a highly ranked liberal arts college). Unfortunately, I did not do too well my second semester Sophomore year so I currently have a 3.67 at the Ivy (and a 3.95 from my first year). I've read a lot...04 days 20 hours ago
0Thoughts on Rounding GPAs?For example - Rounding from a 3.65 to a 3.7? I can do this, but dont wanna get dinged by HR, or have it seen as shady by bankers by not listing to 2 decimals. currently networking for <span class='keyword_link'><a...341 week 4 days ago
0Can you make money from a 27000sqf of space? Is it best to just rent it away? but definitely not for starting a business. How should I be creative in making profits from this space? It is for an entrance exam test btw. 2522 hours 57 min ago
0am i screwed?I go to a target school, but after first semester, i have a 3.2 gpa. After doing the math, i realized that even if i got all As in the rest of my class, i will probably have like a 3.7 GPA max by the time i apply for junior year <span class='keyword_link'><a...141 week 5 days ago
0Ad Hoc Analyst WorkAll, I am doing some analyst work for an existing client of my firm on a stand alone basis. Its a redevelopment project and I have done all of the modeling for the equity raise. My firm is involved, however not in the capacity of raising equity. The client has expressed that he will compensate...92 weeks 5 days ago
0What do I reply now?Hi guys,I need a little help over here.I was looking to break into private equity from the start of my junior year.However I was only able to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a...96 days 4 hours ago
0Want to start investing in some RE, looking for some advice.Hey monkeys – First off, want to thank everyone for reading and helping me out here. Long story short, I'm going to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a...76 days 4 hours ago
0Highest possible all-in salary for a first year Integra analyst?What's the highest possible all-in comp for a first year Integra analyst? Say, for example, an analyst in a secondary market but still major city like Dallas/Houston/Atlanta worked IB hours at Integra and got to production (commissions) within 4-5 months and continued working IB hours after...41 week 4 days ago
0Are there any decent online PE or IB internships? 31 week 1 hour ago
0Drug testing 2016 list Okay, I'm sure many incoming SA's are freaking out about drug tests. If anyone has interned at a bank please list office and if/when they made you take a drug test. Please no condescending comments on kids doing drugs. It's not helpful. 11 week 6 days ago
0Banks, Full Time offer, Outside of Intern ClassLooking for: -List of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banks</a></span> that hire from outside their intern class for full time positions -Relevant...03 weeks 6 days ago
0First year summer bonus? FT?I'm a first year uni student working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> - I joined at the beginning of the week and got staffed on a live...02 weeks 4 days ago
0Would you quit your job today to join a unicorn?With all the hype around tech / startups / silicon valley, I thought it would be an interesting question to ask: For those of you currently working in <span class='keyword_link'><a...176 days 8 hours ago
0I received a DWII graduated today, on a sunday. I celebrated last monday the fact that I graduated. I was pulled over by a cop and got a DWI (no crash) I contacted a lawyer and I plan on fighting it. IF I lose how would this affect my chances of ever getting a job on the street? 121 week 1 day ago
0Summer Analyst at a Small Fund So I somehow got a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> position at a small fund with 150m in AUM. I would like to share my experience in the job search with you...1218 hours 37 min ago
0Seeing Monkey Shit EverywhereI am seeing a lot of monkey shit being thrown at people who mainly give great advice. Generally, it goes to people who give blunt but true advice. I am also seeing it on literally every forum post. This was never the case about two months ago. Does anyone else notice?81 week 6 days ago
0More prestigious: big law vs. small consulting/banking.Hi fella, What would you consider more prestigious? Big law as in Baker&Mckenzie or small consulting/banking as in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Arthur D. Little</a></span> or...63 weeks 2 days ago
0GMAT RetakeHey all, Please don't shit on me. This is a serious post. I took the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GMAT</a></span> today and received a 760 (Q50, V42) with...46 days 15 hours ago
0New York Analyst Training - BAML GS MSHi all, After reading many posts on this forum I will start to become a more active member, especially since I expect I will have some experiences I can share with you since I will start this summer as an analyst at a top tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...35 days 19 hours ago
0C...21 day 5 hours ago
0How much do poor undergrad grades haunt you years down the road even if you re-invent yourself?Say you're one of those people that didn't take college seriously (like barely graduated) and didn't develop that passion for investment banking that so many competitive Ivy League kids develop even before they start college. This means you did not get that 3.5 magic number that...212 days 9 hours ago
+1How Far Can Hard Work Take You In Life?I wanted to start a slightly philosophical discussion with WSO. How far can hard work take you in life? Hopefully some of the more experienced guys on WSO can share their wisdom.191 hour 14 min ago
+1Harvard Business School HBSDear reader, I am currently a high school senior who will be attending university next year. I will be taking the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GMAT</a></span>...162 weeks 2 days ago
+4On Being AverageWe are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. 51 week 40 min ago
0Any interns get homework from their firm before internship starts?Hey guys, My internship is starting in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to share HW they've been sent by their firms in accounting, modeling, valuating or anything else. I won't send it to anyone and will delete upon completion. I feel a bit...52 days 12 hours ago
0Investment Banking Analyst at Wayne Enterprises - Ask me anythingHey all, Been working at Wayne Enterprises as an investment banking analyst for almost a year now. Happy to take any questions. 41 week 7 hours ago
+1Trump will be the nominee - for real this timeI'm wondering what Trump's all too certain nomination for the Republican Party means for banking and finance in general. He's been cleaning up his team and taking a more presidential tone, which will be good for everyone to start weighing in on what his presidency will mean for US...611 week 5 days ago
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0Back Office Workers: Why do you wear oxford collar shirts with a SUIT!!!!I've had enough of this <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span>. Does anyone else notice the lack of etiquette in the back-office. This past week 3 of my...41 week 21 hours ago
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