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+66Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/6/13. This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="">"How to Deal with the...552 weeks 3 days ago
+43You don't know anything— 5 things to do about itThroughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew. When I interviewed for the job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as...251 week 20 hours ago
+40Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Someone asked me last week...142 weeks 1 day ago
+38Silly Shit Interns Do<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - This was a originally posted June 2012</em> So the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">interns</a></span> are out in full...1471 day 2 hours ago
+34Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="">here</a>. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.</em> I learnt a lot about failure...129 hours 10 min ago
+33From non-target to BB CEO: My story<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/25/13. Check out @DickFuld"'s current AMA <a href="">here</a>. To see all of our top content from the past, click...2502 months 6 days ago
+30The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't[quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all night.</strong></p> [/quote] That's what my MD said to me before I pulled my first all-nighter. &nbsp; I've had other...471 day 19 hours ago
+26Deaf Looking to Break InHey everyone! I have been following this site and enjoyed contents from different kind of people. Since my experience is unique, I decided to post this and see what your thoughts are. (It might be.... slightly long post, but hope you will read it!) <h3>Born Deaf </h3> I was born...285 days 4 hours ago
+20WSO 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...702 months 3 weeks ago
+16Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... <!--break--> <a href=" .jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photo"></a>562 weeks 4 days ago
+15Want to Boost Your Career? Be a Leader - Not a Boss <em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this originally went up 8/21/13. If you haven't read Nefarious' other posts make sure to check them out, he did a good series of 3-4 posts around this time (see on his tracker page by clicking his username) </em> Keeping with the...351 week 3 days ago
+13Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot of questions you wish you could ask your boss, but can't. I was at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">bulge...1332 days 22 hours ago
+14Qualities of a Great InvestorIf you've seen some of my other posts you know that I'm not a stock picker, deal maker, or quant - I'm an institutional investor. Every day our goal is to find the people who are the best investors across asset classes and give them money to invest. At some of the larger...61 month 1 hour ago
+16Sorry, you weren't good enoughI liked this <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">OCR thread</a></span> by @Mephistopheles". Unlike the other OCR...353 weeks 1 day ago
+22Banking vs. The Buy-side: 10.5 considerationsIn the forums I see a lot of questions and comments contrasting banking and the buy-side. It seems many of you are thinking about all the right topics, and I want to share with you some of my insights from my own career at Goldman and Carlyle as well as from working with clients on both...1140 min 6 sec ago
+136 Tips To Boost Your Confidence And Nail Your Next Job InterviewConfidence matters. Often it matters more than whether or not you’re actually qualified. Hewlett Packard discovered this years ago… They were researching the discrepancy between men and women in upper management. Sexism was certainly a potential factor. But they found another factor...93 days 39 min ago
+10My Experience as a Market Risk Analyst<em>Post any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer!</em> There doesn't seem to be much information on this website regarding this niche role so I'd like to just expand on this and hopefully future readers can gain insight on this function. I...292 weeks 4 days ago
+10Three things I’ve learned from three months in business school<h3>1. What “smart” looks like</h3> Once you get accepted into business school, it soon dawns on you that for the first time in a while, you’ll be sitting in class with some incredibly smart people. Of the thousands of people that applied to the program, these are the people...133 weeks 2 days ago
+11INTRODUCING: 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...823 days 10 hours ago
+9The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...231 week 6 days ago
+9On Campus Recruitment and Networking: A guide<h3> Recruitment Season </h3> Since it is recruitment season, I thought I would write this post. For all those currently undergoing On Campus Recruitment, being a great network-<span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 16 hours ago
+9The Three Most Common TechnicalsThere have been a lot of "moral support" threads lately (<A HREF="">here</A>, <A...61 month 1 day ago
+6Ask 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...2922 hours 43 min ago
+8Goldman's New Policy for Investment Banking Analysts - 3 Reasons Why it Won't Stop the Bleeding to the Buyside<h3>The Current Promotion Cycle for Investment Banking Analysts </h3> So recently I got word that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman...411 day 19 hours ago
+8The Economics of SexCame across an interesting video that talks about the history of sexual relationships from an economics point of view. Discuss. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"...382 weeks 6 days ago
+7Corporate Development Manager - Q&AReading through @Harvardgrad08"'s posts I think this type of contribution is extremely helpful in de-mystifying certain career fields, especially the lessor known Corporate Development field as well as exit ops out of Big 4 Audit. So I wanted to share my story and hopefully help some...311 week 12 hours ago
+7It Took 18 Hours to Pour San Francisco’s Biggest-Ever Concrete FoundationWhen I was in San Francisco for the ULI Fall Meeting I had the pleasure of attending a lecture on and a tour of Salesforce Tower, a joint project by Hines and Boston Properties that will be the tallest building west of Chicago upon completion. It was an incredible presentation and tour and the...256 days 4 hours ago
+7AMA: Asset Management BO to FO and everything in betweenI mentioned a while back my transition from various <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">back office</a></span>/support roles to the <span...254 days 5 hours ago
+7A Day In The Life of a SaaS Sales Development RepSo, I know this doesn't go in here, but I know the Other Road won't get any views on this or very many, and its not exactly Sales and Trading. I've been working in a sales development role at a hot startup in the SaaS sphere. We are innovating and disrupting in our field, and...1816 hours 56 min ago
+7Things to read while pretending to work – Nov. 5, 2015It’s the end of the week, you’ve been grinding since Monday, and we both know that very little actual work is getting done today. After all, you wouldn’t be on WSO right now if you were in the middle of a fire drill. Instead of endlessly clicking through WSO / FaceBook / BarStool /...151 week 2 days ago
+8The HF Pitch: condensing HF case/pitch into key pointsWSO'ers, wanted to take some time out to help prospective <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span>/<span...61 week 6 days ago
+7The 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...61 month 1 week ago
+7Divergence in the Drug Businesses: Pharmaceuticals and BiotechnologyIn the last two weeks, I have started writing about <a href="">Pfizer’s courting of Allergan,</a> <a...31 week 4 days ago
+6AMA - Non-Target >> Valuation >> MM IB<em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA but the OP let me know he's still able to answer questions today, get your questions in!</em> Attempting to share my knowledge and experience lateraling from valuation to IB in an effort to give back to the WSO community. The...281 week 5 days ago
+5What finance movie would you make?With the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Big Short</a></span> coming out next month, if you were a producer, what finance-related movie would you make? It could be a biopic, documentary, drama...691 week 3 days ago
+6How To Kill a Bank - The Final Chapter<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> Many of you remember a series I wrote...482 years 6 days ago
+7AMA - Analyst at top BB from non-target backgroundHey guys - long time reader / occasional poster, made a new account for purposes of this AMA. Learned a lot from WSO as I was navigating the recruiting process, so hope to pay it back. Happy to answer any questions about the process / networking / the job / anything else that I can be helpful...201 week 1 day ago
+5Runaway Stories and Fairy Tale Endings: The Cautionary Tale of TheranosI saw the new Steve Jobs movie, with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, over the weekend. As a long-time Apple user and investor, I must confess that I was bothered by the way in which the film played <a...103 days 12 hours ago
+5Winning at a Loser's Game? Control, Synergy and the ABInBev/SABMiller MergerI have been a long time investor in ABInBev, though I became one indirectly and accidentally, through a stake I took a long time ago in Brahma, a Brazilian beverage company . That company became Ambev in 1999, which in turn was merged with Interbrew, the Belgian brewer, in 2004, and expanded to...33 weeks 2 days ago
+5Three things for formidable presentationsLike it or not, we present ideas every day. From the big event, like a speech at a friend’s wedding, to the moments your career are built on, like interviews or stock pitches, to the mundane, like suggesting Netflix and chill is a far superior evening activity to dinner with the in-laws. There...14 days 11 hours ago
+4Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials? Throughout the country, "micro units" have sprung up. Millennials (and others) desire to be in highly dense, metropolitan areas yet either cannot afford a traditional unit or have no interest in possessing space simply for it to go underutilized. At the same time, co-working space has...416 days 19 hours ago
+5AMA: S&T>>MBBHi guys, To use the cliched introduction, I am long time reader of WSO but never contributed. If you do the slightest bit of data mining on this account, you can see it is brand new, which really shows my level of contribution prior to this date. However, WSO has been a great community that...182 days 6 hours ago
+45 Things I Wish I Knew About the ERP Program before Signing Up If you are anything like me, you know the direction you want your career to go, and you’re trying to figure out the best way to get there. You may not have the direct work experience you need, so you’re in search of a program that can bridge the gap that will lead to the job you want....62 weeks 5 hours ago
+4Altruistic Capitalists: Debunking Five Myths About Impact InvestingI first became interested in impact investing working for President Clinton’s Foundation in West and Central Africa. My hypothesis was that impact investing could improve essential services such as healthcare and reduce global poverty. As I learned more about the industry, I discovered that...65 days 8 hours ago
+4Thoughts: Marriott Buys Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion<h3>The Purchase</h3> Marriott International, one of the world’s largest hoteliers, agreed to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for $12.2 billion. To be precise, Marriott is going to shell out $11.9 billion in stock and $340 million in cash. Moreover, Marriott...31 day 3 hours ago
+3PokemonI rarely top post but I'd like to think that I've given decent advice to people so I'd like help. I'm ~40. I have a 7 year old son who's recently gotten into Pokemon. It did not exist when I was young and it means as much to me as sfljkasljfdl. I honestly can't say...6217 hours 49 min ago
+3Sent personal email from work addressSo I sent a personal email from my work address to my girlfriend (didnt switch to hotmail from work on the iphone). Assume the contents were fairly bad. A 6 or 7/10 in terms of how bad they were, but nothing too explicit. Am I worrying for no reason? Any IT people here that can put my...554 weeks 14 hours ago
+3Free Speech v. Safe Spaces - What is Happening on College Campuses?Just curious to get WSO's thoughts on this issue. I know that at my school right now (small liberal arts school), this shit is blowing up and in a very unproductive/scary way. At Yale, this issue largely cropped up because of the email below. Article below from Atlantic also really hits...521 week 5 hours ago
+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...412 weeks 3 days ago
+3BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...411 month 1 week ago
+3Keep Getting FiredHi guys. I have a question for some of you who've been out in the working world much longer than I have and know more than I do. However a little back story. I graduated from a top 20 university with a BBA in Finance (Bachelors in Business Administration) in May with a 3.2 <span...292 weeks 11 hours ago
+3AMA: Equity Research in HK/SingaporeHey guys, I've been lurking on WSO since my undergrad, and thought it was a good time to give back. A bit about me... Grew up in a Western country, did high school in SEA, university from a top school in Australia. Did everything a bit accelerated and graduated at 19. First job...294 days 18 hours ago
+3AMA - I'm a muni banker<strong>Here's my background:</strong> Undergrad <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span> in biology non-target. Internship Summer of basic science...143 weeks 3 days ago
+4Who Wants a Piece of WSO? Jobs Act III - Crowdfunding Coming to the Unaccredited Investor...So the SEC recently released a statement about the Jobs Act, Title III that should have MASSIVE implications on the overall angel investing & VC landscape. Basically, this opens up the everyone to be able to invest in any start-up they want. It seems like opening up this massive funding...102 weeks 6 days ago
+3How I Landed a FDP Offer from an Unknown SchoolLet me first begin by saying that for most of my time in college, getting into a <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 week 18 hours ago
+3A Consultant's Hello!Hi All! I have been a distant visitor of this forum for a couple months now and finally decided to take the plunge and join this great community. It is truly inspiring to see so many new and experienced professionals give candid advice no matter the recipient. I am a strategy consulting...21 week 4 days ago
+3Things to Read While Pretending to Work – Nov. 12, 2015After some great feedback last week, I'm going to continue writing this weekly post: <strong><em>Things to Read While Pretending to Work</strong></em>. If you missed last week's intro, here's what it's all about: <strong>I want to help turn...01 week 4 days ago
+3Western Cruises Sailing East: Is it time to jump on board?With the recent introduction (earlier this month) of Norwegian Cruise Line's first ship launched specifically for the Chinese market, currently the fastest growing market for cruises, is it time to start investing in these cruise lines? [quote] Leading cruise companies have been...04 weeks 1 day ago
+3Ask DickFuld November 2015I'm ready for another round of questions from all of you. Please remember, I'm doing this because I care, so try to keep it civil. Fire away.... (PS -- Let's try to refrain from asking dumb questions this time.)9917 hours 18 min ago
+22015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth,...812 weeks 4 days ago
+2Ever Been THIS Lonely?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/8/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> Okay, I know it isn't cool to crap on...811 week 2 days ago
+2Songs that inspire you to go out and get that money?Have seen lots of threads on songs to listen to pump you up when you need to crank it in excel for a few hours, but where are the threads on songs that inspire you to go out there and make that money? Post the artist & title if you're going to post a video (sometimes cant see videos...715 hours 5 min ago
+2Best Energy Banks in Houston?I've seen a few other threads on this but it looked like the info was outdated and wasn't too helpful anymore - Anyone have thoughts on the best banks (BBs and EBs) in Houston in terms of culture, deal flow and exit opps? Thanks!701 day 8 hours ago
+1Republican debate 10/28/2015I'm curious what you young people thought about who won and who lost in the debate last night. Discuss.1652 weeks 5 days 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...545 days 17 hours ago
+1Riveting TED Talk on Government Corruption<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/17/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> This is a fantastic discussion about the...1512 years 7 months ago
+2Equity Trader jobs dying down?I am currently in University at the moment, I was looking to go into Equity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> at Investment banks after graduating. However...271 hour 19 min ago
+2Building an REPE Shop So I've recently begun to think in more detail about how to set up my own REPE shop - realistically starting 5 to 10 years from now. One thing I am struggling with is how to finance the early days of the operation. I'm realistically going to be able to contribute say $2-$3 million of...252 weeks 3 days ago
+2What would it take for you to leave?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside by DingDong<em> A common thing I've heard across multiple sectors is "I'll leave when the time is right". It seems people are either waiting for the next best thing or some kind of sign - perhaps...241 day 5 hours ago
+2Do I tell my boss? I feel uncomfortable for posting this, but I could use some advice. I took some time off from work to fly back to my parents to finish up my diagnostic testing for leukemia. If im diagnosed with leukemia, should I tell my boss or keep this a secret for as long as I can? 232 weeks 3 days ago
+2Evercore vs. Goldman Houston Officehey guys, first time poster but i've been lurking for a while. offers to both in Houston for energy groups. which is better comp, team, exit ops, etc.? cheers222 weeks 6 days ago
+2Fund of Funds - let's hear the worst of the worstJust accepted a job and will be transitioning next week - comp is excellent and hours are incredibly reasonable (thoroughly vetted) . I know WSO has no love for the Fund of Funds life, so I'd like to hear what the potential land mines are. Note 1: Not using this to make a decision....227 hours 7 min ago
+2So, I went to London and knocked on some doors..I am starting to write my master thesis (M.Sc. Maritime Management) in a couple of months' time. My goal is to collaborate with a commodities <span class='keyword_link'><a...193 weeks 4 days ago
+2F*($ this accelerated recruting schedule!I don't know about anyone else but this accelerated recruiting absolutely sucks. I don't care how interesting, prepared, or well adjusted the candidates are. Having to do FT and SA back to back, hours sifting through a mountain of resumes, asking the same damn questions 20 times a...183 weeks 8 hours ago
+2Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...187 months 4 days ago
+2WSO New Home Page & Design ChangesFellow Primates, just a heads up that we are going to keep rolling out design changes (with UX / UI in mind) over the next 3+ months (at least). We are also now holding weekly user testing to identify pain points on the site to try and make using WSO a little bit better and observe how new and...171 week 6 days ago
+2Michael Lewis - Marmite manWhilst at University, I developed an intense appetite for Marmite. It all started off so casually... A piece of toast here, a bagel there. Then you find yourself mixing it into pastas, spreading long sinewy lines in bacon rolls, even subtlety lapping up a cheeky spoonful on its own when you...164 days 16 hours ago
+2You Can Now Rent A MomA new service lets people rent a motherly figure. “Need A Mom” allows customers to pay for a woman to come and give them emotional support. Which one of you sociopathic monkeys will hire a mom? <iframe width="560" height="315"...161 day 5 hours ago
+2DE Shaw vs Two Sigma vs Citadel Offer AdviceHi everyone, Have been browsing this forum for a while, but wanted to seek some actual advice: Junior undergraduate at top school (think HYP) studying quantitative field. I've been fortunate enough to land summer offers with DE Shaw (trading), Two Sigma (quant research), and Citadel...153 weeks 8 hours ago
+2Deutsche Bank to shed 35,000 jobs over 24 monthsJust saw this across my news stream. It looks like 9,000 will be FT and rather immediate. Not sure what groups will get hit the hardest. $6.6b loss in third quarter. <!--break-->...133 weeks 10 hours ago
+2WSO 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...103 months 17 hours ago
+2Hedge Fund Priest?Ok guys, first and foremost I am a religious man, so this isn't designed to bash on "religion," but I do like controversy! So how do you guys think this is going to end? Here is this guy who is a preist and started a hedge fund three years ago. His record has been positive, cough*...92 weeks 4 days ago
+2GS IBD SA Superday 10/27For anyone else that was at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> today: -What were your thoughts, how do you think you did? -Has anyone heard back yet? Heard decisions should be...93 weeks 4 days ago
+2Square's IPO: Silicon Valley Finance meets Wall Street<h3>Square IPO</h3> Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square, Inc and the now CEO of Twitter, has a busy month ahead of him. Jack’s second company, Square, Inc, a mobile payment company based in San Francisco, has filed for an IPO and will be listed under ticker symbol “SQ”. The...81 week 5 days ago
+2Confidence vs. Cockiness in SuperdaysRecently had 2 Superdays, never heard back. In both of them, I was confident. There's no chance of them saying "This kid was a nervous reck; he can't handle the stress." I nailed all the technicals, and everyone seemed to like me. I'm starting to think I might have...81 week 4 days ago
+2The Best Success Stories on WSOPatrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern @Lucas_M", here they are! <a...812 hours 33 min ago
+2Shots Fired - Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Cryan Says Bankers Still Paid Too MuchFrom Bloomberg: [quote]“Many people in the sector still believe they should be paid entrepreneurial wages for turning up to work with a regular salary, a pension and probably a health-care scheme and playing with other people’s money,” Cryan said at a conference in Frankfurt on Monday....71 min 37 sec ago
+2breaking into finance with non target everything?Without any useless intro, lets get to the point. I often read that someone is from target/non target university or this company doesn't hire from non target universities. I know that "target" means top tier universities in certain country or on some occasions in world. I know...52 weeks 5 days ago
+2Answering Difficult Technicals, That you already got in past interviewsIf I get a difficult technical question, and I was already given it in a past interview (so I already know the answer), I have 2 options 1: Nail it, and say nothing of the fact that I gained the knowledge from a past interview 2: Say "To be honest, I already know the answer to your...56 days 49 min ago
+2Australian CFO (Prop Trading Firm) - Hope I can help.Hi WSO My name is Alex Novak, I'm from Australia and was in NYC recently at a conference when this website was mentioned as one of the best forums for fostering new talent and recruiting. In Australia our financial services industry is a little different from in the US. I don't...32 weeks 6 days ago
+2Carlyle-owned fund refuses to refund near 2/3 of amount requested by investorsInteresting to see that one of the great companies is struggling right now. Anyone know anybody at Claren Road AM? From WSJ (link inside the post): [quote] A struggling hedge-fund firm owned by Carlyle Group LP won’t immediately pay back about two-thirds of the nearly $2 billion that...333 min 43 sec ago
+2Toronto PE salary + bonusHi everyone, Pretty much everything is in the title. How much are fresh associates looking at in terms of salary and bonus at funds in Toronto after a classic analyst stint? Any answer welcome regardless of fund size/tier but please specify MM, MF etc.22 weeks 6 days ago
+2Glass-Steagall And SuchEven if you could split apart investment and commercial banks, I’m not sure you’d want to. And I’m pretty sure you can’t. You can’t put that genie back in the bottle. I think there are two major fallacies on this issue: - Publicly traded banks have moral hazard - Investment banks...21 week 6 hours ago
+2Centerview SA?Anyone heard about their SA process yet? I've heard they've started doing accelerated at some places and have started hiring.12 weeks 2 days ago
+2Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets AnalystSo I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college....01 day 16 hours ago
+1Post MBA Banking PayBecause I enjoy seeing how different WSO pay expectations are from every survey of actual employees I find, I figured this would be worth sharing (link inside the post). So median all-in pay 6-8 years after business school at MS/GS/DB/CS/Barclays ranges from $300k-$400k essentially. I find...951 week 5 days ago
+1WSJ - Tie Bank Bonuses to Executive Women Hires, U.K. Government Review ProposesSaw this in the news today... <h3>Bank bosses should hire more senior women if they want their bonuses, says Government-appointed report</h3> [quote]<strong>Virgin Money boss calls for executive pay to come with a requirement to improve representation of women in top...912 weeks 3 hours ago
+1WSO Decides: Valeant Pharmaceuticals, fraud or not?Well if you haven't seen or heard about Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) today, or at least recently, then you're living in a closet. For those that know nothing about this here's a basic timeline. - Valeant is a serial acquirer of smaller pharmaceutical companies and has always...602 weeks 4 days ago
+1Biggest curveballs encountered during interviews?Hey fellow primates, My experience: I went for a software developer (web) interview and was asked to design a recommender system with just pen and paper in 10 minutes. (This topic wasn't even listed or mentioned anywhere in my CV) I ended up completing the task successfully because I...556 days 8 hours ago
+1Jefferies 2016 Summer Analyst SuperdayHey Monkeys, I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> coming up with <span class='keyword_link'><a...331 week 5 days ago
+1Lower Ranked Business SchoolI'll be honest... I don't have the grades or GRE scores to get into a top 20 program...I just don't. I'm thinking about applying to some 30-80 ranked schools.... My pay right now is a lousy $34,000 a year... My feelings are sure I won't land a 6 figure job like if...292 weeks 6 days ago
+2How To Kill a Bank (Part 1 of 3)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010.</em> There is a populist movement gaining steam that could spell big trouble for the major banks. Spearheaded in January by Arianna Huffington, the<a href=""> Move...274 weeks 1 day ago
+1GS Video Interview?Two of my friends have received video conference interview from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GS</a></span> AFTER the phone screen interview. I thought <span...275 days 9 hours ago
+4Curriculum Vitae<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/18/13.</em> <em>This is a syndication from <a href="">The Epicurean Dealmaker</a> in honor of his blog (the final post went up September...263 weeks 4 days ago
+1Where are you now versus where you thought you would be?Like the title suggests, I'm curious to see what kind of path you had envisioned for yourself versus where you are now. I think it would be interesting to get some insight from the more seasoned guys, this way we can get an understanding for how spontenous the market and expected career...266 hours 41 min ago
+1iPhone -- Useful or Distracting?Do you get distracted by your phone at work? At my internship this summer my phone was constantly going off with snapchat, groupme, facebook notifications, etc... I will start FT in a few months and want to avoid the distraction, as getting caught looking at snapchat seems like a great way to...241 week 6 days ago
+1How am I going to compete with everyone else on my internship?I've received an offer for a 6 month M&A internship where the best <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">interns</a></span> are hired full time. Having met the other...205 hours 35 min ago
+1Evercore vs Lazard vs MoelisHey everyone, If you have offers to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...191 day 10 hours ago
+1What Level Do Most People in Corporate Finance Usually Reach Before Plateauing?I currently work for a Big 4 firm and am in the process of trying to figure out whether or not I want to either transfer to another service line that is more appealing to me in advisory or if I want to say "screw it", move into <span class='keyword_link'><a...181 week 5 days ago
+1Take apart my post-college plan.Hi, thanks for reading. I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do post-college, and I've come up with a rough plan: 1) Become a technology analyst at a prestigious firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a...183 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Spending $600 on a Suit, Sophomore Student in CollegeCurrently, I only have 1 suit, and its a black shitty one. I am looking at buying my 1st real suit for professional purposes and will most likely get one from suit supply. I m looking at getting a navy one, it should be ~$500 + tax + tailor will be around $600. Am I spending too much on it?1616 hours 55 sec ago
+1Real Estate CompensationI have always been trying to search online for Real Estate Compensation but have always had a hard time finding any valuable material. Most of the figures online relate to Private Equity or Investment Banking not the real estate industry specifically. Thought it would be beneficial and also...151 week 1 day ago
+1Why does i expense show up on the IS but not the CFS?I'm a little confused because I read and understand that: -principal shows up in CF from financing -BUT interest paid back on loans shows up in CF from operations So then why is it that when there's, say, a $10 interest expense it shows up in the IS but not the <span...143 weeks 4 days ago
+1WSJ - IRS Urged to Focus Audits on WealthiestFrom the WSJ (link inside the post): [quote]"Tax agency spends too much effort on people who make $200,000 to $400,000 and too little on wealthiest Americans, report says.." "In fiscal 2014, the IRS audited 1.5% of tax returns for people with incomes between $200,000 and...144 hours 49 min ago
+2And the Quants Shall Inherit the EarthNo surprise here. This trend is only going to accelerate, as hedge funds and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">asset management firms</a></span> hire brilliant computer scientists for...136 hours 18 min ago
+1Life insurance company Real Estate "prestige", and exit opsHey everyone, I've been reading through a ton of really useful threads on WSO with regards to the various divisions and movements throughout the RE industry. However, one thing that I found that was not really discussed frequently is where life insurer real estate analysts fit in the grand...122 weeks 6 days ago
+1IB opportunities in Colorado/Utah/ etc. Wondering if anyone here has any insight into any IB opportunities in Colorado or Utah. I was thinking that I would move out west after doing an IB stint in a major market. Just for grins, are there any entry level roles out there that would still offer good deal flow and exit opportunities?...102 weeks 4 days ago
+1Real Estate Transaction ServicesHow would you prepare an interview to be given at a RE TS firm (similar to what Big4 RE TS do, except there is a lot more valuation work, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial...91 week 5 days ago
+1Six things I have learned after joining a top business school (part 1/2)A few months ago I arrived in London to pursue a Masters in Finance at London Business School; though my journey started a few months ahead of this when I did my research into business schools in Europe. London Business School was always within the top five in all the rankings; and more...910 hours 25 min ago
+1Global Platinum SecuritiesJust wondering if any monkeys had any experience with Global Platinum Securities, and could advise on what the interview process is like, or how much knowledge they expect you have when they interview you. As well, just curious if anyone has any thoughts on if it truly lives up to all the...81 week 1 day ago
+1Need help: JP Morgan vs Lazard, NYI have an offer from one and in the process with the other. This is for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> internship. 1. Culture & people: equal 2....83 weeks 6 days ago
+1How Does a "Retention Bonus" Work?I have a friend in corporate who is currently going through M&A (as a target). He has been classified as a necessary resource and has been told that he is getting a retention bonus if he stays on. He reached out and asked me for advice and I realized I don't know anything about it. I...81 week 3 days ago
+1Piper Jaffray to Acquire Simmons & Co. - Thoughts?Title says it all, link inside post: [quote]Piper Jaffray Cos., the investment bank founded in 1895, agreed to buy Simmons & Co. for dealmaking in the energy industry. Piper Jaffray will add more than 170 professionals offering merger-and-acquisition advice, equity research and sales...85 days 8 hours ago
+1The Best Resume and Cover Letter Posts on WSOMy whiz kid content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again; he compiled a list of the top ranked Resume and CL posts on WSO. Enjoy! Are you in search of some resume and/or cover letter help? Check out WSO's 1-on-1 <a...73 months 1 week ago
+1Help me decide: Paulson vs. a top-10 credit fund-73 weeks 2 days ago
+1Houlihan Lokey Super Day72 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Prop Trading Offers: Peak6 vs Belvedere TradingHi everyone, I am really exciting for next year and am looking at full-time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> offers between Peak6 and <span...64 days 12 hours ago
+1When is it ok to move on?Hello all. I have been working for my current company for a year now. This is my first Investment Banking job, but I have learned enough within my own company to move up from Analyst to VP of <span class='keyword_link'><a...66 days 15 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs Summer AnalystHi, I go to a top liberal arts school and just had a webcam interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> representatives who are alumni of my...65 days 8 hours 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 ...61 year 2 months ago
+1Does anyone have a list of banks in Menlo Park/Palo Alto area in the SF Bay Area?Trying to figure out what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">bulge brackets</a></span> and boutiques are operating in the peninsula (NOT San Francisco city). I came...52 weeks 6 days ago
+1Power Trading Exit OpportunitiesHello all, looking for some insight on possible exit opportunities from power <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span>. Currently doing real-time <span...51 week 3 days ago
+1Sent dumb emails to HR upcoming my spring internship last summer and realized it just now. How bad is it?Don't want to post the conversation here, but if you would look at it and let me know what you think it's highly appreciated. Pls leave a reply so I can PM you.51 week 2 days ago
+1M7 MBA Stereotypes Busted!I think this would be very helpful for MBA candidates. I'll shoot first . Was in Chicago visiting Kellogg and Booth, met a handful of current students (& alum) and learned something I found surprising: when looking into PE resources at both schools, Kellogg's was much more...513 hours 20 min ago
+1BB IBD Associate - Worth Having Home Office?I'll be starting as a first year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> associate in NYC soon. Is it worth spending on a home office for my...43 weeks 6 days ago
+1Rothschild ReputationLooking for some info on the GFA Summer Analyst Program. Anyone have info regarding culture, hours, exit ops, comp, etc.? How does it compare to MM firms like <span class='keyword_link'><a...44 days 16 hours ago
+1Facebook cracks the $300B barrier! Now ahead of GE.Interesting to see how people were so against facebook when it went on the market yet it now is a juggernaut. (link from usatoday inside post) [quote] Facebook stock was first sold for $38 a share. Thursday it closed at $108.83 a share for a 186% gain. Don't you wish you bought some now?...42 weeks 2 days ago
+1Equity Trader/prop Trader pay packageOy old sports, Does anyone know how trader's pay package looks like. I mean after salary + bonus + commission Salary - is basically what will you get no matter what (until you get fired) Bonus - ? What do they refer as bonus? Commission - I guess it's from the profits you make...44 days 16 hours ago
+1Weighing up BB offer vs something quite differentI'm currently working at a v small, very new and unknown capital markets boutique (<10 people, NYC) that does pretty big deals (100mm-1bn per deal). I have several offers to join BBs next year as a first year analyst. Thing is my current firm has made me an offer. Base isn't high...31 week 3 days ago
+1Thoughts On DB Commercial Real Estate?I was looking around for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> to apply to and was wondering what people thought of the group? Also, curious about...31 week 2 days ago
+1Salary CompsIt's getting close to that time of year where we get our annual raises/bonus and decide to stay, or ship out. I'm well aware that when you discuss roles with prospective employers they want to hone in to determine if "you're in their range". Problem is, your sticker...35 days 15 hours ago
+1BAML vs Lazard (SA London)Hi all, I am currently holding offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BAML</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...23 weeks 13 hours ago
+2What Airlines do MBB Firms Use?Do the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">MBB</a></span> firms have specific airlines that they prefer their consultants use? If so, what are these airlines?22 weeks 2 days ago
+1Switch from financial due diligence to PEHi, I am very keen to switch from my current role in TS (London office) to a front-office role in a PE firm. I have two years of deal experience mainly in the financial services space (various sell-side and buy-side work for banks, <span class='keyword_link'><a...25 days 14 hours ago
+2Current VC Intern - Ask me anything!I am currently working (long term internship) at a leading European VC fund. Graduated with an Engineering Bachelor this summer from a target school. The VC fund has around $1B AUM and is tech focused (no biotech). Feel free to ask me anything about the job, the recruiting and the...24 days 13 hours ago
+1Cowen Tech in SF v. Baird Real Estate in DC (IB)Thoughts?13 weeks 5 days ago
+1What is the loophole?Awesome article btw on this dude's journey. My mouth is watering. <p></p>13 weeks 3 days ago
+1WSO GroupsI like the idea of specialty groups but the way it's been implemented in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">WSO Groups</a></span> doesn't seem to work well. The <span...12 weeks 4 days ago
+1Mandatory Z Visas Required For China Jobs & Internships - Even Foreign ESL TeachersForget what those sly agents and recruiters are telling you people. The Chinese law on this is no longer gray like the old days. Since 2013 it is now black and white. Whether you go to intern, do part-time consulting or tutoring work, or even teach English for a school or university, you...13 days 19 hours ago
+1Question for recruiters about LinkedinTo any recruiters out there (or former ones), I've got a very simple question: when you search for a candidate on you just google them or you go into your linkedin and search for them. I ask because many times people have profiles that are not linked to google for privacy...13 days 3 hours ago
+1REIT/REPE Analyst Career PathHello All...Long-time Lurker, Phirst-Time Poster.. Currently enrolled at a State School with Decent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>. Will be...116 hours 5 min ago
+1How the financial markets really workSo I was doing some thinking recently and I finally figured the source of value for financial markets: Step 1: Investor sees a delish piece of asset that yields 6%. He goes out and throws on 5 turns of leverage through his buddies at the <span class='keyword_link'><a...04 weeks 1 day ago
+1Monday @Mentions October 26, 2015Happy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming webinars:</u></strong> <a href="">-Webinar: Walkthrough of a Hedge Fund Short Sell Thesis - "You on...01 month 3 weeks ago
+1LinkedIn Premium - One year free for veteransBeen trying to increase my luck with networking and recently just ran out of the LinkedIn free trial. I signed up for a paid account planning to cancel in a couple months and then just saw that LinkedIn offers a one year free premium account for all veterans. I'm canceling my subscription...02 weeks 2 days ago
+1WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (11/7-11/13)<em>In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics:</em> <strong><a href="">It Took 18 Hours to Pour San...01 week 4 days ago
+1My Weekly Market Report - Nov 18, 2015<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <strong>Bio: </strong><em>Liliana Nealon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She emigrated to New...05 days 7 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 2 months 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...302 months 1 week ago
+1Yo what is the end goal.Sometimes I watch these youtube vloggers and I am like damn, I wish that was my job. They got the money and the flexibility to do what they want. What is the end goal here? you get a job in finance, make some money, then what? Are you gonna keep making money or move on to something else?...182 weeks 5 days ago
+1Why investment banks don't appreciate Finnish education.Finnish education is one of the best in the world and Finnish business schools are not appreciated in the rest of the world like in Finland. Does anyone have opinions, why?111 week 4 days ago
+1Things to Read While Pretending to Work – Nov. 19, 2015Did nyone else out there feel like doing zero work today? If you've been grinding all week, I've got a few things for you to check out that will break the monotony of work and might even give a bit of a boost before the weekend. If you haven't seen this post before,...04 days 18 hours ago
0How To Kill a Bank (Part 2 of 3)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010.</em> A couple weeks ago I wrote a<a href="" target="blank"> post</a> in response to the nascent "Move Your...353 weeks 2 days ago
0Best "cheap" Cost of living areas for finance jobs.Was wondering what you guys though about where you would like to live that is a non-nyc or sf area. Personally, I'd like to be in Houston, Charlotte, Chicago, SLC, etc. I would like to be in a decent area where I can have reasonably good access to golf courses and not have to haul ass on a...251 week 13 hours ago
+1Harvard hides behind affirmative actionSurprised a certain notorious user didn't also try to take a school to court for reverse-discrimination. (link at bottom.) [quote] “Not only does diversity powerfully transform a student’s educational experience, but the benefits also reach beyond the walls of our campus—they go...221 week 3 days ago
0How regional are MBAs?Thinking about applying to b-schools 2-3 years down the road. I'll be a career switcher and from what I understand in order to take the full advantage of an MBA I need to enroll in a FT MBA program. I haven't really narrowed down what I want to do post-MBA (that'd be the first...173 weeks 5 days ago
0Your Office Shirts- Pocket or No Pocket?For your shirts that you wear every day in the office, do you prefer pockets or no pockets? Are there certain situations where you prefer to wear a shirt without a pocket?176 days 13 hours ago
0Accepting an offer this early? (Not my first choice)I recently interviewed for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> SA stint at an elite boutique in a non-NYC office and was given an offer....153 weeks 3 days ago
0Starting process in freshman yearHello, I am a freshman at a top public ivy (one of UNC, UMich, UVA). Since about junior year in high school, I have been very focused on finance, specifically in NYC. At first I thought I wanted to pursue it on the legal side, but I've decided to go after the direct IB <span...151 day 8 hours ago
0I'm A Freshman At Fordham University And I Don't Know Where to BeginGreetings everybody, I am a freshman at Fordham University, and I want to learn all I can to become an investment banker. I am an economics major, and I recently joined The Investment Banking Club at school. I have a strong passion for economics as well as mathematics. I think that investment...143 weeks 5 days ago
0MSF collegesCan someone please provide me a list of good MSF programs(in the US) both in terms of good curriculum as well as strong placements???. Rankings from websites seem to be confusing. Colleges Other than Princeton and MIT (both being quantitative) have different reviews and rankings in different...131 week 4 days ago
0Rice, Vanderbilt, Emory or SMUHey guys, how are these schools doing, based on recruiting?93 weeks 23 hours ago
0Can surgery ruin your analyst offer?Say you have a full time offer. But then you find out you need back surgery and won't be able to work for 12 weeks which would mean you wouldn't be able to start until September instead of July or whenever analysts usually start. Would they be able to cancel your offer or would they...91 week 2 days ago
0Would you go for BO or FO role?New user here and recently stumbled on this website. The forum is a treasure trove and I have gained valuable insight from reading the posts here. It is kind of a retard question to asked, but I'm caught in a fix. I managed to get a role and has started working in a <span...88 hours 38 min ago
0ADVICE NEEDED - Background CheckEdit71 week 3 days ago
0Accepting Wells Fargo IBD vs. Waiting for BAML SuperdayFor context: This is for a Summer Investment Banking Analyst position. Hey guys, I'm a bit of a predicament. I have an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Wells...713 hours 32 min ago
0Math troublesHello all. I am a second year student at an ivy, and I must admit math is not my strong suit. I have made it up to Calculus 3, but I think I'm hitting a wall. I'm at the point where I am working hard just to pass this class. My gpa will take a hit from this, but in the long run I...63 weeks 6 days ago
0Information session-->offer?Has anyone ever gotten a first round interview through an information session without OCR. If so, how? Just curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks!63 weeks 9 hours ago
0Networking as a High School Senior62 weeks 2 days ago
0Does anyone know any MBA students at Mccombs?I'm looking at schools to apply to in round 2 and what are your guys thoughts on Mccombs? You would think that the OCR would be great as UT austin is supposedly a cult like network within Texas and its the best school for 1000 miles. Does anyone know what the MBA experience is like at...61 week 5 days ago
0MBA, MSF - Letters of RecommendationGenerally, do you know how it works for letters of rec for multiple schools? I feel kind of bad asking my old professors and manager to write me letters of recs for 10 different schools. Are the letters of rec generally the same for most schools? In other words, is it going to be something...62 days 15 hours ago
0How hard is it to get in SEO from a non-target?So I've just finished applying to SEO. I have heard nothing but good things about the organization but was wondering if being from a non-target would hinder my application? FWIW I don't think my school has a SEO chapter. However, the last alum from my school to get in ibd industrials...52 weeks 7 hours ago
0Anyone to look at my LinkedIn profile picture?I am wondering what others would think of it, I think it's fine but I am not sure. Anyone care to look at it? Leave a comment and I send it to you, thanks.56 days 11 hours ago
0Jefferies vs. Wells FargoSummer analyst offers from both. Both New York, group not yet specified. Thoughts? 55 days 11 hours ago
0Reneging internship/job offer contract?What happens if you do this? Say I received an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BAML</a></span> which I sign of course, but a month later, <span...41 week 5 days ago
0ASIA 2016 IBD SA Discussion (HK/SG/BJ)Since application deadlines are almost here, feel free to post anything regarding your 1st rounds and superdays! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman...41 day 2 hours ago
0Good Websites to Check OutHey guys, I'm interested in what websites or blogs you regularly read. I'm interested in anything from markets/investing to politics to sports to social commentary to history. Really, I'm willing to give anything a read so I appreciate any suggestions about some of your favorite...41 week 4 days ago
0Pretentious B-School students say Wall St is "beneath" themWhat a bunch of elitist little haters. (link at bottom) [quote] Dudley said on Thursday that he met "a couple of months ago" with a number of business school deans and discussed ethics in the curriculum. He said "a number of people there from the academic community said that...41 week 2 days ago
0Offer taken away Hey guys, 42 days 5 hours ago
0No More Full Time RecruitingAre shops done recruiting for FT <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span>? Or is there still a small chance? 43 days 11 hours ago
0CFA vs MSF: Which would YOU rather have?Personally would rather have the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>. Of course, that hinges on if I'm already in industry.33 weeks 3 days ago
+1Calendarizing FinancialsIf a company has a fiscal year that ends on June 30, how does one 'calendarize' their financial data so that it can be compared to companies who have fiscal years ending on December 31? I apologize for the baseness of this question. 33 weeks 3 days ago
0Profile and Chances LOW GPA, extra bachelor?I messed up and over the past month I have been thinking hard how to fix my life. I was 18 when I graduated highschool. I took a gap year, travel. I was 19 when I started economics degree, finishing in 4 years instead of 3. <span class='keyword_link'><a...36 days 11 hours ago
0MSF Application RoundsGenerally, from round 1 to round 2 to round 3, does admissions get increasing more competitive? I am trying to figure out the best time to take the <span class='keyword_link'><a...34 days 13 hours ago
0What happened to Boston College I know this list came out a week or two ago but i just noticed Boston College is no longer ranked??? Did something happened I don't know about??23 weeks 3 days ago
0Agreeing to Accept Offer, before being given Offer?Disclaimer: I have always assumed that everyone, in every interview, with every bank....simply tells the bank they are their top choice. Was I wrong? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In superdays I've had people (usually MDs) ask me,...23 weeks 3 days ago
0GS Tech Division:)22 weeks 4 days ago
0Offer Question??24 days 11 hours ago
0Help with my path to I-Banking?Hey guys, so I'm a junior in high school and I've always loved finance. The stock market has always amazed me, and I'm always trying to read about finance in the news and whatnot. My dad even owns a small company in the city and sometimes our Financial Advisor will let me sit in...23 days 23 hours ago
0Fundamental QueryHi there experts, I worked in core banking domain for nearly 5 years and recently moved from Core Banking to Investment Banking. Could any of you please help me with the below queries: a) What is the general hierarchy of an investment banking division? b) Where does capital markets...12 weeks 4 days ago
0UNC Undergrad B schoolHello all, I am a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill and looking to enter the Kenan Flagler b school and major in finance/investments or consulting. I am particularly interested in learning more about the admission process and also learning about how to land an internship after freshman year. Thanks...12 weeks 5 hours ago
0Race, attraction, and online datingThis is a bit dated, but a really cool study done by OKC of its 25 million users. Fascinating stuff. week 6 days ago
0Pros and Cons of Executive MBAsWas wondering what WSO's consensus was on EMBAs. Seems as though they are for people with 10-15yrs experience with a relatively senior role at their firm. I would think the ocr is less so but the the pros would be the brand name as well as the recognition that having a MBA can have. I...11 week 3 days ago
0Which course should I take?Hi! I have to take one course from the other: psychology or philosophy. Which one do you think could benefit me more in IB/ finance in general? I know this is kind of an irrelevant question, but I honestly have no clue. On the other hand psychology could give me insight on the human mind and...11 day 14 hours ago
0Implications of accepting return offer at last minute?I had a good relationship with the MM bank I summered at. When I received my return offer, the head of HR said he'd be happy to discuss switching groups, wanted me to participate in upcoming OCR events at my school, etc. However, they did really pressure me to accept asap. Instead of doing...04 weeks 1 day ago
0Big 4 Audit transition into PE?close please03 weeks 10 hours ago
0Banking to hedge fund: interview questionsAnyone know what kind of questions are asked at interviews. Specifically looking to know what accounting questions are most examined. Of course, realize that you need to have well thought out pitches and that you might have to do a case study etc. Not talking about that, asking about the...02 weeks 6 days ago
0How is customer value relevant when creating a revenue model?According to M&I, a bottoms up model starts with products and customers, then estimates an average sale and customer value, a growth rate, and then finally your sales projections. But I don't understand how customer value is related to revenue? I understand that customer value=...02 weeks 5 days ago
0I am A.P. Moore and glad to be hereHi, I am A.P. Moore, the founder of TheDowcast. My goal is to learn more about the hedge fund process and valuable forecasting. I look to make good connections here in the hopes that it may lead to future collaborative endeavors. 02 weeks 4 days ago
0Delete.. ... ..Delete01 week 6 days ago
0Howdy! How are you all doing?Hey guys! I'm new to WSO and I decided that I would introduce myself. I am a current highschool senior who is thinking about going into a career as a financial advisor/planner, or working at a hedge fund. I have no idea what I'd want to do at a hedge fund, but I'm eager to learn...04 days 18 hours ago
0Offer dilemma HELP!!!Hi: I recently got two offers , one from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>, one from Hedge fund. I want to choose the <span...01 day 22 hours ago
0What makes a firm a sweatshop?I was talking to a buddy at a boutique and asked him about how the hours have been. He told me it hasn't been bad at all and the place isn't a sweatshop like it was rumored to be. So I'm like, oh cool, how many hours a week do you think you consistently put in? He responds...332 weeks 5 days ago
0"Is a Harvard MBA worth it?"About a week or 2 ago I made a thread regarding WSO users on whether they still would've gotten an MBA if given the chance to go back. As I was scrolling through Facebook today I saw this...203 weeks 11 hours ago
0ooo.101 week 4 days ago
0More Distasteful Than Reneging; Shoving the Acceptance Down Their ThroatsCase closed. THANK YOU ALL106 days 18 hours ago
+1Newly Hired Full-Time Undergraduate Equity Research Q&AHey guys, I am an undergraduate student at a top 10 business school who was recently hired full-time for a mid-makret <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">equity...91 week 5 days ago
0Sent in resume that had a mistake on itI sent in a resume to a bank that has given me a second round interview. This resume actually states that my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> is a...82 weeks 5 days ago
0Are Small Boutiques even worth it for Internships?I was a college athlete and was unable to get <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> due to having practices in summer. Im looking for <span...71 week 6 days ago
0What is the point of going to MBB?Hi! I've been posting a bit on this forum trying to gain a better understanding of the consulting profession. I'm a new hire for <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...66 hours 54 min ago
0Hong Kong BB deal flow/prestige ranking?What is the general ranking of BBs in HK, in terms of deal flow/prestige? I can read the league tables, and I know <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> performs really well in Asia, but which...53 weeks 4 days ago
0HBS Blueprint A lot of the stuff mentioned in it would probably help for any of the MBA programs. However, Section 3-2 from the Book of Bradicules mentions how to come off as someone who personifies the mad swagger persona in HBS interviews. 52 weeks 5 days ago
0Investment banking without finance Undergraduate degreeGreetings to all the members. I would like to know the ways to break into investment banking without BCom degree in Canada. Is it possible to get a job, co-op, or internship through other science degree or arts degree, such as Economics, Maths, Statistics or actuarial Science? Plus, I...59 hours 47 sec ago
0No expierence, unsure what to do even with my lifeHi guys, I am a 22 year old guy from Germany. I am almost done with my bachelor degree when I will be 23 years old. My <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...21 week 5 days ago
0How much does being a CFA Charterholder enhance your MBA profile?The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> is a great credential for AM, <span class='keyword_link'><a...21 day 15 hours ago
0Staying Above the Influence on Wall Street12 weeks 2 days ago
0Graduating senior with no job offers for after graduation. Help!Hi everyone, I'm currently a graduating senior and I was looking for potential <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> after I graduate. Problem is that...02 weeks 4 days ago
0WSO and Enron featured on CFA institute blog!CFA institute's blog took a nostalgic look back at the Enron debacle. I don't believe they gave credit to what user released the bear stearns report but here is the link. Anyone know who posted the document or...02 weeks 2 days ago
0Life potential is ruined and I feel trapped and chancelessI wasted so much potential. Wasted so much time and I am still doing it. I am 23 years old when I graduate with an economics degree with a 3.5 <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...236 days 12 hours ago
0Incoming Interview Candidate on Linkedin?Hi all, Long-time reader, first time posting. Hopefully this question can be answered pretty easily. Current Sophomore at Semi-Target. I've seen a good number of people that change their LinkedIn to "Incoming [X Position] at [Y Company]", which seems pretty logical. I...193 weeks 3 days ago
0Hotkey HelpWhat is the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> Hotkey which collapses/uncollapses previously grouped rows/columns? Also, I guess feel free to post your favorite...54 days 13 hours ago
+1Deleted 10xAlright, thanks for all the comments. I guess everything is a fair game in the end.306 days 11 hours ago
0Will my experience be too much to be an IB analyst?Hello Monkeys, Currently, I am a sophomore at a CC. Ultimately, I want to be an IB analyst before moving to the buyside. I did an internship at a local IB boutique (largest deal over there was 125MM) and now I am at a local REPE (200-300MM) as a Junior Financial Analyst. I am also...153 weeks 5 days ago
0Internship Opportunities in Investment BankingThe forum is aimed to share the experience about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> in investment banking and help each other find opportunities in this...24 days 12 hours ago
+1Target Schools by rank 143 weeks 4 hours ago
0What are the key differences between the MBBD firms?Culture and type of staffing specifically42 weeks 6 days ago
+1Just do CFA please. Things we forget in finance; Knowing what I do, knowing my capabilities, I try to be very careful what I say and what I do. I try not to say things that I don't know, I try not to do things that I don't know for one reason. There is nothing scarier in this world than a person who doesn't know what he is doing. In medicine, these people are...53 weeks 4 days ago
+3Why have we not let the south secede?The poorest, most regressive, fattest, most uneducated region in the country, taking in more tax dollars than giving back, destroying America's image overseas as a bunch of ignorant mouth breathers, and they want to secede. Seems like the biggest gift to America in the history of this great...301 week 17 hours ago
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