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Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL<em>Mod note (Andy): This comment by @"M. Blank" is a response to this thread: <a href=http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-pe-the-best-job-in-the-world>Is PE the Best Job in the World?</a> and deserves to go on the homepage for those who didn't see...7366.73
Own Your Time: or What I learned from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 11/24/14 and ranks #7 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...3450.34
My not-so-secrets to success<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em> In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....8839.88
F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...9036.90
Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the Desk<em>Mod Note (Andy), Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted on 7/2/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance...7836.78
Hedge Fund: The Investment Life CycleMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the <strong><span class='keyword_link'><a...5536.55
Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...3531.35
REVEALED! Wall Street CEO Facebook Convo<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 10/9/12.</em> <b>WSO EXCLUSIVE:</b> Titans of Wall Street caught in candid conversation on Facebook! Read on below and after the break: <img...5317.53
Leverage and successWhat drives success? Everyone who succeeds credits something different for their success. Some credit hard work. Others credit being in the right place at the right time. Some credit parents, friends, a boss, a wife, the list goes on. The problem with success is that it's hard to...1512.15
Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Mod Note (Andy), <em>throwback thursday, this was originally posted on 6/25/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our updated <strong><a...2610.26
Learn How to Decode Body Language from an FBI GuruThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...1410.14
The 48 Laws of Power<i>This is the next book summary from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/310180">here</a>, and if you find my...318.31
Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE <span class='keyword_link'><a...717.71
AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors...596.59
The Allure of Africa: Why I am Passionate about Opportunities on the Continent When I graduated from college in 2007, I moved to Beijing hoping to find exciting opportunities within emerging markets. In my off-hand discussions with American expatriates, family friends, and my own observations, I got the feeling I had arrived in China 20 years too late. The major cities...436.43
Why I Bought A House<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> Some context is needed. Yes, I...615.61
Gates’ vs Waltons: How much will you leave to your kids?I haven’t seen this topic discussed much on WSO. When it comes to inheritance, the common wisdom is that when parents pass on, whatever they have goes to their kids. Clearly, this choice is considerably harder for the wealthy than for the rest of population. Considering that a huge percentage...145.14
Dealing with Low Interest rates: Investing and Corporate Finance LessonsA few months ago, I tagged along with my wife and daughter as they went on a tour of the Federal Reserve Building in downtown New York. While the highlight of the tour is that you get to see large stacks of US dollars in the basement of the building, I considered making myself persona non grata...25.02
"RBS Is Going To Go Ahead And Take Those First Year Job Offers Back"Ouch.... Will this happen at any other banks or just RBS? Anyone personally affected by this? Also if this is to be expected (as some of you have mentioned) why would anyone accept an offer with them unless it's his/her only hope? From NYT Dealbook: [quote]“Hearing from incoming...524.52
FT start dates mega threadI was wondering if anyone knows when the New York FT start dates are for different banks. Bulges: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>: July 13th <span...374.37
Are we in a bubble?The phrase ‘bubble’ is thrown around very liberally these days. We had the ‘dot-com bubble’ almost two decades ago, the ‘housing bubble’ almost a decade ago, and depending on who you ask—we are in a ‘tech bubble’ right now. The bubble I am writing about today is near and dear...294.29
Non-target to BB IBD SA Offer as a SophomoreI have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most valuable information possible to use in my...244.24
My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program - Part 1After reading the forums and taking the advice of contributors for several years I have decided that it is now time for me to give back to the WSO community. I am matriculating at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business this fall as a full-time MBA student with the intentions of...174.17
Overview of Leveraged Finance***If you have questions or comments please leave them here. Notably, if you want a response you will have a much better shot at comments left on the actual blog (this is for any of our overviews). Will try to return here and help answer/comment but the blog has grown rapidly. Not trying to be...104.10
An introduction to Shadow Banking in ChinaIn the chaos that defined the period following 2008, China stood, as it appeared, unscathed and emerged as perhaps the only significant economy with growth in a world where growth was in short supply. How did China do this? The answer lies in credit. The Chinese financial system in 2008 was as...64.06
The Small Cap Premium: Where is the beef?For decades, analysts and investor have bought into the idea of a small cap premium, i.e., that stocks with low market capitalizations can be expected to earn higher returns than stocks with higher market capitalizations. For investors, this has led to the pursuit of small cap stocks and funds...54.05
I miss the 90s/ early 2000'sThat was, in my opinion, the GOAT time period for music: - Incubus - Staind - Vertical Horizon - Linkin Park - Puddle of Mudd - Nirvana - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Lenny Kravitz Etc. Every time I just lay back and listen to any of the above I have an eargasm. Post your favorite...873.87
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...353.35
AMA: Non-target to Fixed Income S&T Analyst Hey WSO, happy to answer your questions today and tomorrow. I can answer any questions regarding: <ul> <li>networking</li> <li>application process</li> <li>interviewing/interview prep process</li> <li>recruiting process</li> ...253.25
A banking survey of AlaskaWhat often classifies as an "oddball stock" is simply a company that not many investors have an interest in truly investigating. Typically these are stocks that are too small for most investors or companies where information is hard to obtain. Another situation where stocks could be...43.04
I Guess That's One Way to Pay for College<em>Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 2/11/14.</em> God, I love the free market. This is absolutely hilarious. Call me old fashioned, but I look back with fondness on the days when a guy could walk into just about any strip club and witness the cold war...1652.65
Influence of socioeconomic demographicI have friends from non-target and target schools who have gone to wall Street and the one consistent pattern I see is the fact that they all come from super wealthy families; their parents are rich enough to send their kids to private schools all their lives and afford education at ivy leagues...522.52
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...402.40
Former Deloitte and Booz Allen, happy to answer questionsHey everyone, I'm pretty new to the site; found it while researching some questions related to B-School admissions and really enjoyed some of the content. Anyhow, I saw plenty of users looking for more info on <span class='keyword_link'><a...342.34
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
Community College to BBDear All, I used to read WSO religiously as I was dreaming of even just getting an interview at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I spent two years in...272.27
Interview Science: Slow Talkers Don't Get HiredAcross WSO you can find some great advice on how to approach an upcoming interview, but there's a paucity of science on the matter. However, the April 2015 Journal of Business and Psychology offers <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10869-015-9403-z">a...222.22
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...192.19
IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!<b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company...162.16
Ben Bernanke to Join Citadel as AdviserThe revolving door between the Washington and Wall Street has existed for quite some time. Funds are willing to pay top dollar for professionals who can better help them understand and navigate through the uncertain economic environment. [quote]Mr. Bernanke will become a senior adviser to...92.09
From Homeless and Parentless to Harvard Inspirational story about the adversity Zack Hodges overcame. <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2423782-left-parentless-and-homeless-harvard-stars-amazing-journey-may-lead-to-the-nfl">Left Parentless and Homeless, Harvard Star's Amazing Journey May Lead to the...92.09
Business School Running Commentary - Part 2 - Background and Application ProcessThis is the second post leading up to starting my part-time MBA program this fall. I cannot link content here yet but the first is titled "Business School Running Commentary" for those interested. This post is in response to one of the comments regarding more of my background and...72.07
Profiting from TwitterHow does one profit from Twitter? You could buy the stock and hope it increases in price or makes a profit allowing it to pay a dividend. Or, you could do what Tashtego is doing, and use it along with other social media <a href="">to speculate on the US equity...62.06
One Simple Tweak to Becoming More Disciplined in Your CFA PrepA few years ago, I spent a significant amount of time in San Francisco.<br> <br> I wasn't aware of it at the time, but SF is a massive gold mine of good food. Coming from London, this was a revelation and gourmet emancipation of epic proportions.<br> <br> Of...62.06
Business School Running Commentary - Part 3 - Pre-work and Summer PlansIt looks like we have another user posting some of their own stories leading up to b-school, so be sure to check it out - user is tOSUbuckeyes. Upon accepting my offer to attend business school in the Fall, one of the first things I was tasked to complete is a set of pre-work courses around...42.04
Rate my MBA Chances (MSF Grad/3yr WE)Hi guys, A little bit of background: 3.1 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> from well-respected but generally unknown university in...22.02
Just closed my first dealExciting stuff, and we're already working on an add-on for it. Aside from updating my model to reflect the closing (which'll be the start of my model for the add-on) what kinds of things should I make sure to know or take note of for use in interviews? This will probably be my only...12.01
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...12.01
About Balmoral International GroupBalmoral International Group is an International group of history writers worldwide that share their experiences to serve as inspiration for the aspiring history writers. Balmoral International Group’s primary goal is to encourage excellence in writing and editorial standards in genealogical...02.00
Should carry be disclosed on tax returns?For those who don’t know what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-carry">carry</a></span> is (I’m pretty sure the word links to the WSO dictionary, but if you’re lazy..), think of it as...02.00
Balmoral International Group LuxembourgLike any other countries and history, women have been considered an inferior in society. In Luxembourg, it is the same. Working women and nobility, the unholy and the saintly – the historic development of the City of Luxembourg is inextricably intertwined with the history of women. How did...02.00
Welcome to the New Wall Street Oasis!After many months and many hours toiling away, we are finally here, a new and improved WSO. Here are a few of the benefits you should enjoy: 1. Fully adaptive theme so that the site works great no matter what device you are on (smart phone, tablet, desktop) 2. Stronger server to speed...1731.73
I'm screwed...I was rejected at HYP with superb stats and I'm still stunned, so now im off to trinity college in CT. How well does trinity perform when putting kids at <span class='keyword_link'><a...461.46
2.5 years in Big Four audit: Ask Me AnythingI was recommended to do an AMA thread by the good people in this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-busy-season-in-b4-audit-ama While as that one was from the perspective of a first year auditor, I myself am a third year one (well 2.5 years in). As background I work in...341.34
2015 Stanley Cup PlayoffsFigured there had to be a good amount of hockey fans on here, wanted to see what you guys thought about this years playoffs. Being a Michigander, pulling to see my Wings make it to the final, but realistically I think the Rangers will make it from the east. The west is a little harder to...321.32
Who are all the "dumb" investors/analysts?Being in B School I get to hear from lots of successful investors, guest speakers, and current/former professionals teaching classes. There is a common refrain that gets repeated in different formats by lots of people. Its often talking disparagingly about sell-side analysts but also referring...291.29
Which banks tend to hire the most FT analysts outside* of their SA class?Any thoughts? I know most large firms have pretty high SA conversion rates... 261.26
Now I ain't sayin she a gold digger BUT...92% of women are. You guys, be careful. My friend just convinced this dude that she "like, can barely even stand" to fucking sign her half of a lease because she just haaaas to live on her faaaavorite street in the West Village but doesn't make 45x the rent. At first, I...251.25
Pre-MBA PE associates - How are you thinking about MBA?Question to all the incoming pre-MBA associates and current pre-MBA associates (of course post-MBA PE associates also welcomed to chime in). How are you thinking about the MBA 2-3 years down the line? A quick poll among the analyst class indicates that most of the places people are going to...231.23
Why are REITs not considered appealing?Can anyone shed some light as to why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> jobs don't seem to be as appealing as REPE/Investment funds...211.21
Undergraduate: Wisconsin, UCSB, Indiana, or Boulder?So I have heard back from all the colleges that I applied to, and I now must choose between Wisconsin, UCSB, Indiana, and Boulder. I know none of them are really target schools, but I'm wondering if it is easier to get an investment banking job from one of them over the others. I'm...211.21
How do you deal with depression on the job?I know its not often spoke about, but how do you deal with it?211.21
Developing a Macro PerspectiveSo this question is ideally directed to any professionals in the Global Macro world. What are the fundamental building blocks of economics/history/politics required to be able to construct and develop macro <span class='keyword_link'><a...181.18
Putting finance off for the military?I know there are a few guys posting here that are vets or are currently serving, so I'm hoping they can chime in. I'm a senior, still looking for a job. I've had a few job offers but have been somewhat picky (have not gotten an IB offer though) and some shitty timing (decent...151.15
Advice Need from other Consultants Hi WSO, I created a new login to protect my identity. I took an offer within a Big 4 MC group in January. I was recruited into a product group from industry as a Sr Asso, ( I'm post-MBA). I still haven't been staffed on a project, to make matters,worst my group sucks at...141.14
WSO NYC Happy Hour: Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30PM, Galway HookerThe next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the first happy hour of the spring season! All are welcome. <strong>Repeat visitors encouraged!</strong> Location: Galway Hooker Pub, <strong>please say "WallStreetOasis" at the door and the bouncers/staff will...141.14
WSO Undergoing Massive Site Upgrade & Redesign Starting Thursday March 26 at 8:00am ESTDearest Fellow WSO Primates, the time has come to take WSO into the 21st century. Starting <strong>Thursday, March 26 at 8:00am EST</strong> the live site will be "frozen" for several days (potentially through the weekend). <strong>This means that you can...131.13
Libor Forward CurveLooking for 1 Month <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-london-interbank-offer-rate-libor">LIBOR</a></span> Forward Curve. Anyone have this on hand or strategy to bootstrap? I haven't...131.13
Booth vs Kellogg for Early Stage VCI'm in the fortunate position of being accepted at Booth and Kellogg and am trying to decide between the two. Background - 1+ years in credit research at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...131.13
"Bad times for investment bankers are here to stay"Sorry had to post this, but would like to hear some criticism of the article.. From the ever-reliable Forbes: <em><b>The profession’s recent indignities aren’t just a post-recession hangover.</em></b> [quote]Investment bankers used to rule the world. Now...121.12
I have a 1.8 GPA from a state school and 2 misdemeaner convictions, and want to work at Goldman Sachs.Can this site please help me create a road-map? I made mistake, and didn't work too hard in college (too much partying hahahaha), but I know I m smart and can do it. I want to do investment banking or <span class='keyword_link'><a...121.12
Shorting a Stock, Do I have it right?Hi, A few months ago me (the 18 year old high school student) and Kevin (Princeton Undergrad) got into a discussion about the logistics of shorting stocks. Many know the basics of going short; to essentially gain from a company's loss. However the details are quite vague and even...111.11
Hierarchy in Banking, Finance; One individual is MORE IMPORTANT than another. So there is hierarchy in finance. Revenue-generating guys are "more important" than guys in IT and the incentive is structured accordingly. Recently there was an incident where a graduate who was hired to perform certain tasks talked back to a senior member arguing that "he...111.11
Google's Head Of Hr Shares His Hiring SecretsNot 100% relevant to finance but thought there was some good takeaways in here you guys might like. From FastCompany: [quote]<b>Google's Svp Of People Operations Explains How He Sifts Through 2 Million Résumés And How He Defines The "googleyness" Of Potential...101.10
Non-Target to BB IBD Dudes, I've recently accepted an offer to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...91.09
Am I the only dumb ass victim of the China Internship Scheme?Anyone else dumb like me to believe that you can get a $60,000 job with a MNC or Fortune 500 job in China just by buying a $3,700 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...81.08
How to Sleep Better, Feel More Alert and Maintain Study Focus<a href="http://www.300hours.com/contributors.html">By Sophie</a> We always feel sleepy at the wrong times. When it's time to hit the books, our eyes suddenly start to droop. And when it's bedtime, we miraculously find ourselves able to stay up for another...81.08
McKinsey Insight, APD Recruiting and Case Study Practice!Hi all! I'm a PhD student in biomedical engineering. I've always been interested in business, and now that I'm (kinda) on my way to graduating, I have been really interested in consulting, and more specifically, working at <span class='keyword_link'><a...81.08
Have hours really improved that much?Since its been almost a year since the whole revamp and improvement on hours at most investment banks, I'm wondering if hours actually have improved across the board. Its been a bit more mainstream for the BBs, but I'd like to hear about their hours now as well as the Elite...81.08
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HBS 2+2 Admit AMAI've had a number of discussions with people on this site asking me about my experience with HBS's 2+2 program and I've decided to create a post to consolidate that discussion. First a little bit of background. I applied during last year's third round of admissions during...71.07
JPMorgan PWM (Chicago) or inter-dealer broker (NY)?71.07
BlackRock 2015 Analyst SalariesDoes anyone have insight on what first year Investment/Advisory Analyst make at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> this year? I know most <span...71.07
how hard is it to get an internship?Hi all. I am writing this post with extreme frustration. Currently a junior at a lower ivy, I have yet to find out what i could do this summer. I wasn't that upset when rejected by <span class='keyword_link'><a...71.07
Thoughts on riskI was 12 and the hill looked enormous. &nbsp;I'd done it in the past with success, so much success that I could almost taste the thrill. &nbsp;The thrill of riding a bike down a steep hill on a rutty dirt path and then flying through the woods. &nbsp;The sense of completion from...71.07
ANNOUNCEMENT: New Partnership with Learn Signal (CFA training) We're very happy to announce a new partnership for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1145861&c=cart&aff=44880&ejc=2&cl=175031" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> training company...51.05
Villanova v. Fordham v. Binghamton Undergrad BusinessI am currently a high school senior from NY and I was hoping to get some input on my options for next year. The only schools I was admitted to were Fordham's Gabelli School of Business (RH), Villanova School of Business, and Binghamton School Management (and Loyola University Maryland, but...41.04
Dumb Questions About China Internship Scams?Okay, maybe I am missing something here, but I would never pay even $100 up-front for someone to find me a job, so why the hell would I pay more than $3,000 to get a 90 day China Internship with a Chinese company when your odds of getting a job are about 5%??? What is wrong and right with this...41.04
DCF Terminology re: "Lever"Are these short definitions correct? Unlevered FCF v. Levered FCF => Unlevered FCF includes interest/debt payment. Unlevered Beta v. Levered Beta => <span class='keyword_link'><a...31.03
What's the best advice you've ever received?These quotes and advises are picked from around +5000(actually don't remember well) comments of discussion "What was the best advice you've ever received?" published by Harvard Business Review Group. It took almost 3 hours to read all comments with endless "View...31.03
I preferred older version of WSOI dont want to diss the new site, but honestly I preferred the old site. It just seems like its harder to read with this interface. Please dont throw monkey shit at me for this, was just really wondering if anyone else felt this way. Also, I have to admit I'm very bad at dealing with tech...21.02
JPM Real Estate Asset Management Does anybody have any insights into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> Real Estate <span class='keyword_link'><a...21.02
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT ENIGMA : IAM GROUP LTDMiddle managers comprise a large portion of workforce. A core function of a middle manager is to bridge the gap between C-suite executives and the workforce at large. Insigniam’s 2014 Middle Management Survey reveals that while many middle managers are motivated by the type of work they do,...21.02
Don't Get Fired For An iPadWho here has worked for a company that experienced a major data breach caused by hackers? I would imagine more than a few of you have seen the fallout from such an event. Interestingly, the underlying conditions that make a firm vulnerable tend to be rather simple: neglect and/or stupidity. ...21.02
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Hello and intro.I am in the Central Ohio area and am currently working in health care finance. I have a bachelor's degree in economics and am about to take the last of a series of accounting courses that will qualify me to take the CPA exam. I would like to transition out of healthcare and into...11.01
MAINLAND EUROPE: Help 3rd year MBB consultant with career changeDear all, I'm looking for career advice. (Not sure what I can expect from an Internet forum, but why not give it a try. I found this place to be quite entertaining so far). *** Situation: me long-term. Pros: * I love THE PEOPLE: all of them really smart, friendly, fun to work...11.01
CEDAR CAPITAL GROUP Tokyo Survey Result"Construction Industry Continues to Entice Foreign Investors" According to the Asia Construction Outlook 2014 survey, the prospect for both the size and the growth of Asian Construction market remains positive with 92% respondents in agreement. It is expected that the market will...11.01
Common Pitfalls of Early Analyst Life & UnemploymentI wanted to share some insight on what it’s like having been through a few things after graduating from college. For reference, I graduated from a non-target school and got my first job within 2 months of graduation. It was a long-term temp.-to-perm. at a <span...11.01
Potential meet ups in Salt Lake City?How many folks on this forum are working in SLC? There's several major banks located downtown so I'd imagine at least a god few of you. Anyways, I saw some other threads of people organizing networking events at bars and clubs in NY, London, and other cities, so I'd figure...01.00
Hit Pause when you get Overwhelmed (and other tips)Recently an analyst in my office was obviously overwhelmed. History showed that this analyst was a very high performer, but something was off as his work product was subpar and he was being short with all of us. I asked him what was up and he said, "I can't get everything done, and the...01.00
The GM Buyback: Beyond the Hysteria!Here is a script for a movie about the evils of stock buybacks, with the following players. The <i>victim</i> is an <u>well-managed</u> company in a business with <u>significant growth opportunities</u> and <u>profit potential</u>. The company has...01.00
Three Strikes of the New Financial Regulation – Part 1: The Financial Transactions Tax<em>by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin</em> For the global financial sector analysts, there are three persistent regulatory themes that are wedging sleepless nights into 18 hours-long work days: the looming threat of the...01.00
Just sharing a story from my lifeRecently, I got a call from a company where I interned in the summer during my high school days. I went to high school in a residential town (with a few high streets) and interned in a small accounting firm serving small and medium enterprises. The boss is not well; he was crossing a big road,...01.00
What's the best Master course?Hi, I am about to graduate from a top 20 UK uni with a BSc Economics, with either a first or 2.1 and have some work experience as intern and data analyst. I would like to hear your opinion on what is the best master course to get a foot in investment banking industry or related. At the moment...01.00
Structured Finance - Advice for moving to USHello everyone, I’m trying to figure out what would be the ideal way of transitioning from a European country to US by next summer, once I hopefully become a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal"...01.00
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MBAs Assemble a Malm Bed from IKEAI don't know if it has been posted here before, but this video is hilarious! Enjoy: https://youtu.be/6VU9wRG6kAs 01.00
The Best Summer Internship Tips on WSO<em>Another compilation post by my content intern @Lucas_M, we hope you find these helpful!</em> <b><font size="3" color="black"><span class='keyword_link'><a...01.00
CEDAR CAPITAL GROUP Reminders"The Importance of Building Services Engineer" Have you ever wondered why there are so many people in a construction site? And how come there seems to be more people in control with so many functions when they only have to build a single building? Shouldn’t it only be the leader...01.00
From the "Hood" to IBDAfter a couple of Goose Island Pale Ale's, and waiting for the Hawks game to be over, I have decided to write my "success" story on this forum. Over the past couple of years, I've spent my time lurking WallStreetOasis/M&I, picking up important pieces of information along...01.00
The Search for Investment Serenity: The Look Back Test!Late last year, in <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2014/11/go-where-it-is-darkest-when-company.html">a post titled &#8220;Go where it is darkest&#8221;</a>, I argued that the best investment opportunities are likely to be found in the midst of fear and...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
Too much, too fast, too soonWith freshman year winding down, looking back there were so many things I SHOULD have done but didn't. This post isn't a cry for sympathy, but perhaps some can relate with the abundance of Type-A personalities in finance. Even in high-school, I knew that I wanted a career in...60.06
Ways to cut back on spammersSo as much as I like all the new ways that I can get prescription drugs without one, they get annoying when they take over the recent posts box a couple times a day. I don't know if these are implementable on this site, but I came up with some ideas that should be able to cut back a...60.06
How To Avoid China Internships & Other Expensive "Legal Scams"Don't laugh. I know its hard, but the Chinese actually call these job frauds "Legal Scams" because legally they do not violate any Chinese laws. So even though hundreds of people get cheated every day with blind online job ads abroad (they send payments to China so the business...30.03
Positive Discrimination; support for, that isI am not talking about race, hell no, I am talking about life style informed by wealth and intelligence. As I grow old, I don't want to hang out with certain people any more. If I can help it, I don't even want to see them. So subway, public transport is a no go zone. I have to see...30.03
Wharton MBA or Top Hedge Fund directly? (overseas office, no US background)I recently get Wharton's MBA offer. At the same time I got an offer from a top US hedge fund in their Asia office, but not doing public market but mostly private market, distressed assets, high yield secured credit, a bit of pure equity. I am from Asia with no US education or US working...20-0.80
Undergrad: Stern vs. USC Marshall vs. ND Mendoza vs. UCLAI've been accepted to these 4 schools and am interested in having a career in business. I do not really have a preference to where I want to work after graduation. I just want to get a good job, then 2 years later, get a MBA. I've been hearing that Stern would be the best for job...18-0.82
Wharton or Princeton undergrad for HF?Hello! I recently got accepted to Wharton and Princeton. I'm very excited but also rather struggle to make a choice. I was invited for the Joseph Wharton Scholar program (as well as Benjamin Franklin). I didn't apply for the M&T program, but I think if I go with Wharton it would...17-0.83
University Decisions, help appreciatedThis is my first post on WSO and I'd be grateful for any advice please. I am a UK citizen with offers from Bristol university Politics & Economics and McGill university Arts (BA). Although Bristol seems to be a semi-target, provided that I network and study hard, I hopefully will...15-0.85
Phone Interview: Was It Unusual?I had a phone interview with a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> and the interviewer asked four questions **Update: This was for a...10-0.90
Consulting Pre-MBA ProgramsFriends, I have yet to find a really comprehensive post anywhere on the internet about pre-mba <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> in consulting. I do...9-0.91
Sharing: Cultural Factor (after the merger, after acquisition), Private Equity ProfessionalsWe have recently purchased a loss-making food and beverage business in Europe. Our plan was to rebuild this company. In terms of the revenue, they have Euro 5 - 20MN p.a. (deliberately vague, but for those in the know, you know what kind of challenges you would face with a company this small)....7-0.93
Is Tufts a Semi-Target?Hi guys. I am a high school senior right now and I've been rejected to all of my target/semi-target schools, except a waitlist at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. I may get into Cornell as a guaranteed transfer for sophmore year though. However, I also got into Tufts. Is it...7-0.93
Any tips for ending LTR?Okay so I've been in relationship with this woman for a long time. We grew up together in Brisbane. I've worked overseas in IB and she came with me and now I work at a MMB in NYC. I come home late, I work a lot as I'm an analyst. I love what I do, it's just that this woman...6-0.94
Two offersFortunate enough to have two great offers on the table albeit slightly different parts of real estate. Currently a 2nd yr analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance...6-0.94
Request from a talented associateQuestion, how do you react when you get a ridiculous request (that is wrong) from an Associate? What is the best way to go about it? My associate told me to amend a model to reflect the following: Adjusted <span class='keyword_link'><a...6-0.94
Barclays Group SelectionI've been talking to various groups, and all of them seem to think well of their own groups. I was wondering if anyone had some insight in terms of ONLY EXIT OPPS for HC, Industrials, and Sponsors. Feel free to share any info about any other groups too.5-0.95
2nd article in less than a week that states PE is dying - truth?Is there any truth to this? Essentially the bigger deal days are over with leaving smaller deals that don't return as much for the investors the only deals out there to grab. I'd like to know if this is bs or not. 5-0.95
In-house HF Case Studies - EstimatesHi - as most of us go through case studies (both equity and credit) I wanted to discuss how you approach estimates in in-house case studies. Usually, candidates have between 3 to 6 hours depending on the shop to set-up model / thesis / recommendation. One can develop a view on the asset...5-0.95
Vanderbilt Macc Valuation for IB?Is it possible to break into Ib with that degree? Also, can I apply to two master programs at vandy?4-0.96
OaktreeHave an interview lined up with Oaktree. Does anyone have any information about them? Looks like from forum searches that they are specialized in distressed debt / HY, but curious how their PE group is (specifically the Global Principal group and Power Opptys group). In a nut-shell, a view...4-0.96
How to politely renege an internship offerAs the title states, I need help formatting an e-mail to renege my SA offer. I have accepted another offer with a different company and I need y'alls help on what exactly to write in my e-mail and what not to. What should my title be? How do I go about formatting my e-mail? 4-0.96
List of PE Firms in NYCIs there anywhere to go to find a list of PE firms located in NYC? And also maybe the surrounding area? Bonus if it contains sector focus, fund size, and other top level information.4-0.96
Sophomore Internship Phone InterviewHey Folks, later this week I have a phone interview with a partner at a large boutique/small MM IB firm and am pretty nervous as it is really my first legit interview. My main question is as a sophomore from a liberal arts school do you think I should expect any technical questions? Also, any...3-0.97
Ibanking diversity programsTechnically, as a type 1 diabetic I fall under the "disabled" category, but as a white male I feel weird applying to these programs. Do I qualify? Should I apply?3-0.97
How to Ace Your Phone Interview in 7 Simple StepsMy first phone interview was a magnificent disaster. I fumbled my own bloody name, couldn't go through my work experience without mixing up words, and I forgot the name of who I was speaking to. Basically, I was ripped to shreds. At the first round, over a phone, by HR. <a...3-0.97
Is it possible for Type A neurotics to get along with Type Z cartoon characters?We're all familiar with that freaky manifestation of human that is the Type A tyrant. It's been medicated since the age of twelve. It can't handle there being unread emails in its mailbox or wrinkles on its shirt. All of the files on its computer are nearly categorized into sub...2-0.98
School ListPitch in school names NON IVY and no schools in top 0 tier like Wharton. List of top public schools or private that place well into IB. Target schools. Which schools do you think are worth applying to? 2-0.98
Mistake from the Past: Should have learned my place in society earlier Like most of your here, I was an idiot when I was young. I thought the world is a paradise where "I can do anything I set my mind to" (like one of those Eminen's songs). Well, good news, ladies and gentlemen, my statement is not true at all. What I should have done is I should...2-0.98
Mining M&A Due DiligenceIf you have a Client interested in acquiring a company and you're in the process of due diligence, as the Company's advisor, what would you specifically look for and why?1-0.99
Plants Packing for a prosperous Relocate<a href="http://www.top5quotes.in/packers-and-movers-in-gurgaon.html">Packers and Movers Gurgaon</a> For everybody the nature lovers packing herbs for a relocate is one among the utmost difficult functions among all. There are lots of components which can be equally...0-1.00
clean up credit report Richard Kramer is “one of the top credit consultants and personal financial trainers in the US.” (Richard Umanoff, CPA). His passion, research, results, and willingness to be accessible to his clients have helped countless people repair and improve their credit scores and maintain a healthy...0-1.00
Series 79 Study Materials for Sale - Knopman - Best in the BusinessSelling all my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/series-79-exam">Series 79</a></span> Knopman Materials. Crushed the test with an 88% studied only using Knopman. Inquire within. $410 value but shoot me a note to...0-1.00
Engineering at a Target: Good idea?Incoming Undergrad here: Do you think studying engineering or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> at a decent target school is a good idea if I want to enter finance? Here are some...31-1.69
How do I get a girlfriend? I'm a very career oriented college student, and spend most of my time studying in college to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.jdoasis.com/" target="_blank">law school</a></span> for corporate law. I'm nearly...31-1.69
Notre Dame (Not Mendoza) vs USC MarshallAny last minute thoughts or opinions on this before the May 1 deadline? I am not pre-approved for ND Mendoza, but heard it would be a 50/50 chance after first year to internal transfer. But for arguments sake, let's say I FAIL to get into Mendoza. Is it worth going to ND with...12-1.88
Is queens college a good school for IB?Hey guys im new and im wondering if queens college in new york city is a good school to go to for going into the IB field? P.S i dont have the option for universities because their too expensive so if anyone with experience can help me out it would be appriciated.10-1.90
Dealing with Rejection<em>Although your skills and experiences are strong, we regret to inform you...</em> <em>We were faced with the difficult task of selecting a limited number...</em> <em>Unfortunately, due to the competitiveness of the applicant pool, we are unable to offer...8-1.92
Why is everyone labeling spring insight weeks "spring internships"? Isn't this just lying?Hey WSO help me out - I'm pretty confused. I've started to realize something dumb. It's become pretty common for university kids in EMEA (not sure about US or APAC) to go to short workshop programs and call themselves "spring interns", or "spring analysts"...5-1.95
How gay are bankers?Now that I have your attention, i wanted to ask if market cap represents 100% equity? If a company goes public, is all of its ownership broken up into shares and distributed among its owner with a percentage of that going on the stock market?5-1.95
Is Digital a menace to Banking job?http://news-round.com/banks-western-cut-jobs-59-000/ Recently major banks made many jobs cut, from what is said in the article, digitizing might be the cause? what do you think about prospects for IB at associate and analyst levels? 4-1.96
Value of CFA Program: Do I really know what I am doing? I think the value of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> is wasted on some people. My conclusion is that there is no point in doing <span...4-1.96
Internship advice - Ib vs Pb offerHi, I currently have two offers for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. One of them is with a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1-1.99
Is this another fraud by Villanova?@TNA" @Esuric" @KKS" any thoughts? So I called the business school of Villanova and inquired about 2014 MSF placements and 2014 class profile(there is no class of 2014 profile on their website but there are placements posted for class 14'). The guy on the other side...37-2.63
Music to pump yourself up and combat sleepiness before interviewsAny suggestions? Got Sweatpants (Gambino), January 28th (J. Cole) and NYC (Brolin) so far...30-2.70
Stay at Vanderbilt or Transfer For IB?I am currently a high school senior who has been accepted to Vanderbilt. I am also looking to pursue a career in investment banking. Reading past posts, I have heard that Vanderbilt isn't that great of a school for those who want to work in finance, but those posts are relatively old. In...16-2.84
Why do People Major in Engineering when you Can Make more in Finance?I mean, isn't it obvious that you will have an easier time with a finance major but you can make more money than engineering? Besides those who are actually passionate about it, it doesn't make sense why people would choose engineering. 6-2.94
Motivational posters for financehttp://bighugelabs.com/motivator.php + GIS <img src="http://i.imgur.com/Kn1cWs0.jpg"> <img src="http://i.imgur.com/yINwU6C.jpg.jpg"> <!--break--> EDIT: What coding works now for embedding images? Andy note: to put images, my code looks...0-3.00
Ross or Stern 29-3.71
Lying about current schoolHey Guys, I'm an Accounting major really struggling to gen an internship. I'm thinking about lying about the school I go to to get interviews from the big four My <span class='keyword_link'><a...25-3.75
How much legal power does an offer letter have?Recently signed an unpaid internship offer with a 10 men boutique. There's still a month before I get on board. I was wondering if there any chance the firm rescinds the offer? I don't have any reasons to believe they would but I have seen posts on firms rescinding offers. How much...14-3.86
Special Situations Analyst = Extreme Prestige?How good does it feel to say you're in special situations? Think along the lines of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> SSG - how many people...8-3.92
Japanese Banks - What are they good for? What are they not good for? I have some Japanese clients. One of them is this banker (or so he says) who has worked at one of the banks that submit <span class='keyword_link'><a...5-3.95
Anyone here have access to financial models from bulge brackets?I'm preparing a stock pitch and need some models from a couple of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> banks. Anyone have access? I will pm you...4-3.96
Am I the only guy that doesn't see the point of strip clubs?First of all, I consider myself to be a very manly guy with the same type of personality, traits, and hobbies that most warm blooded males have. However, there is one particular activity that I neither enjoy nor see the point of it; and that is strip clubs. Most of you will say well the point...3-3.97
How much is he earning ?????? Hello I am a nurse and I'm just curious about what a senior trader salary is like ? Including bonus. I am dating a senior trader and his hinting about marriage and kids, i just want to be sure im not being made a fool off. As i have experienced that in the past someone made up his...43-4.57
The Middle Class White Boy's BurdenI should note that I hate these type of posts. Still, I'm just going to address the problem of being a middle class White/Asian kid in 2015. This can probably be most easily examined in the context of college admissions. I'll break down the advantages and disadvantages of being in...25-4.75
IB vs. VC, PE, Hedge Funds?I'm a incoming freshman at the undergraduate level, and was wondering if someone could give me a quick simple, basic breakdown of the differences between IB, VC, PE, and Hedge Funds?25-4.75
Lesbian CoworkerA few questions for you: 1. There's a girl on my team, very smart and competent. I never even thought she could be gay, because she wears makeup and dresses and heels - all very feminine. Obviously I know not all lesbians look like dykes, but I don't even think she's femme....10-5.90
Letter to the HR: Please don't underestimate the "power to be different" I am sure all of us have received an email from the HR asking to take part in some events, maybe school fair, maybe a charity. I have ignored them all, I have ignored their reminders as well because I believe they are not worth my attention. Also, I have extremely satisfying sex life, I...16-9.84
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