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+54How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...226 days 23 hours ago
+55Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...591 hour 38 min ago
+65Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...1301 week 2 days ago
+53In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...433 weeks 25 min ago
+46Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to...452 weeks 5 days ago
+44A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...323 hours 16 min ago
+43Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...102 weeks 5 hours ago
+35WSO 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...935 months 3 weeks ago
+32Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...483 days 7 hours ago
+29How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...1042 weeks 2 days ago
+30Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...156 days 23 hours ago
+252017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet?2822 days 6 hours ago
+16Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...8861 day 4 hours ago
+23In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...6821 hours 49 min ago
+23Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...482 weeks 2 days ago
+23How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on WSO reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much time for grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and bringing a...262 weeks 15 hours ago
+31PED GPAs Should Get an AsteriskI was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...981 week 1 day ago
+25America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...582 weeks 6 days ago
+20AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment FundI have been reading WSO for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I was getting myself in to, so hopefully I can provide some...301 week 5 days ago
+19Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...275 days 20 hours ago
+19USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...582 weeks 2 days ago
+18Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...401 day 4 hours ago
+20Non-Target to MM IB: My AdviceAlthough I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a day, hopefully I...61 week 3 days ago
+16The Intellectual Yet IdiotMust read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): [quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...761 week 16 min ago
+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the MBA programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's FT MBA program. Hopefully this will be helpful for anyone considering coming...72 weeks 5 days ago
+12Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street? Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...1813 weeks 49 min ago
+14Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...2112 hours 38 min ago
+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...171 week 5 days ago
+13Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...143 days 23 hours ago
+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to this feeling, so here are my thoughts on...132 weeks 1 day ago
+13Personal Finance Budget TemplateNot trying to hijack or supersede anyone's topics here, just figured I'd try to be helpful - this is inspired by <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/managing-your-money-building-a-personal-financial-model">"Managing Your Money, Building a Personal...112 weeks 6 days ago
+12Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I...112 hours 36 min ago
+11What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...936 days 14 hours ago
+11What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...251 week 5 days ago
+10What are your goals for 2017?Mornin' Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...8510 hours 1 min ago
+10AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: MSF, ~2years MM <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> There seems to be a dearth of information about FoF on this site, so happy to...592 weeks 2 days ago
+10Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine. 1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...253 days 17 hours ago
+10How To Admit Your Great Job Isn't Your Dream JobWhat’s the difference between a good life and a good job? It might seem like a silly question. To a lot of people, having a good job is a big part of having a good life. But to the millions of people with good jobs who are still unhappy, the distinction is critically important. We define...51 week 6 days ago
+11TRUMP TAX PLANLeave it to Trump to come up with something really simple. Simple is good! Not that a lot of brackets have ever been a challenge in calculating tax, but we’re going to be going from seven to three. Here is the tax plan, in a nutshell (I hate that phrase): 3 brackets: Less than $75K:...5718 min 15 sec ago
+15How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates. I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...123 days 6 hours ago
+8If nothing else mattered, what would you do?Don't get me wrong. I love my job and what I do. I have always been curious to find out what people would pursue if money were not an object and relationships did not tie you to a specific region. What occupation would you pursue if you were not constrained by your future/ money/...854 days 22 min ago
+8What Do You Tell People You Do?So.... I'm kind of getting sick of explaining to friends and family that I'm not a realtor. Plus even when I do try to explain the concept of being a real estate investment analyst at a family office, it just kind of flies over everyone's head and they still assume that I'm a...653 days 1 hour ago
+8AMA- Big 4 Audit to MM IBHi all, Recently moved from Big 4 Audit to a top MM IB (Blair, Jeff, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span...521 day 1 hour ago
+8AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside M&A team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals. I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. 412 weeks 2 days ago
+8AMA - HY/Special Situations Analyst at $30bn+ HF in LondonLong-time user of WSO under a different account, believe it's time to give back. Background in <span class='keyword_link'><a...261 week 6 days ago
+72017 SOPHOMORE Diversity/Non-Diversity Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageThe general IB recruiting is really useful but posts about sophomore programs get buried so made a sophomore specific thread. Here are some of the sophomore diversity/non diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and other divisions -<span...704 days 6 hours ago
+7Why isn't Wall Street attractive for millennials? Fellow monkeys, was reading this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/can-banks-make-wall-street-sexy-again-for-millennials">article</a> on Bloomberg which mentioned that Industry bodies are trying to push banks to offer student debt programmes and...641 week 3 days ago
+9AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right, Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored. Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a <span...5622 min 38 sec ago
+7ChristmasOK guys (and girls), looking for some help with ideas for Christmas gifts. I like the holidays, but hate thinking up stuff I want. I'm in my 30s and moderately successful, so if there's anything under $100 I want I generally just buy it for myself. That being said, there are a...4822 hours 53 min ago
+10Why Canadians get an MBA AND the CFA*tl;dr: Canadians have a special reason to do the CFA. And this is why you should or shouldn't do it.* I know people often debate the pros and cons of an MBA vs. the CFA. As Toronto is the CFA capital of the world, I thought I'd answer this questions from a more uniquely Canadian...1922 hours 56 min ago
+7Managing Your Money - Building a Personal Financial ModelInspired by: <A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-cant-save-money">I cant save money</A> <STRONG><EM>tl;dr: This could be the most important model you ever build.</EM></STRONG> <H3>Prologue</H3> When I started IBD in...103 days 14 min ago
+7Places where salaries are high but the cost of living is low?Does anyone know any cities where salaries are high and the cost of living is low for a life style quality that some may consider being average to high?1102 weeks 4 days ago
+6I cant save moneyThird year analyst here at an EB in NYC. Title says it all: I cannot save any money in NYC! Not blaming this on the cost of living here, although very high, my spending habits are also very poor. How do you guys manage to save money here, and for those that do, how do you keep your sanity?...803 weeks 4 days ago
+6Anyone shoot? (Firearms)I have a Glock 34, all stock - which was my first firearm purchase. I have recently gotten into the action stage shooting thing and having some fun. Not entering any competitions, but I go with other guys that shoot USPSA and IDPA. I usually go shoot the courses for practice on Saturdays before...761 day 8 hours ago
+6GS -> YouTube -> top hedge fundImpressive or nah? [quote]Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn’t eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she’s just turned up at Winton Capital...705 days 7 hours ago
+6Do you ever feel resentment?Numerous times I've made it through numerous rounds of interviews to be shut out in the end. In the current process, I've had three phone interviews and they flew me in to meet the team one morning. Got a very positive phone call about three weeks ago saying the team thought I was the...672 days 5 hours ago
+6Offer rates at each firm - Please reviewHey all, Thought it might be helpful to compile a list of the offer rates for IB SA conversion into FT. I know many of you are still making your decisions, and this may be helpful to you (as one aspect, consider the banks and your professional goals in a holistic sense). Also, anyone feel...392 weeks 4 days ago
+6Most beautiful natural sight you have seen?Its holiday season now and I just thought it would be good to just share among the forum the most beautiful natural sight you have seen so far on your travels. Without a doubt, mine has to be the Great Ocean Road down in Melbourne, Australia. With the country being in the southern hemisphere...3347 min 29 sec ago
+6What was your experience like after graduation?Just curious... For you older monkeys out there, what were your experiences like after graduation? There's so many routes beyond the conventional "find a job". What I heard from some people networking: * Take time off to pursue an MBA * Take a couple months off to...3320 hours 6 min ago
+6Why was Goldman Sachs left out of the AT&T, Time Warner deal?[quote] The biggest loser from AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner may not be another telecom or media rival. It could be investment banking giant <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs"...251 month 2 days ago
+6Dave Chappelle's monologue on President-elect Donald TrumpI saw [this](https://youtu.be/--IS0XiNdpk?t=8m50s) yesterday. [quote]You know, before I go, I do want to say one thing, and this is not a joke. But I think it’s important that I say this, ’cause they’re marching up the street right now as we speak.[/quote] [quote]I’m wishing Donald...222 weeks 3 days ago
+8 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneurWhen I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm <span...93 days 21 hours ago
+6Clinton/Trump Election Prediction ThreadI don't care who you WANT to win, I only care who you think will win and with what degree of confidence you have in your prediction. All responses should say: Name % probability of winning <em>Mod note (Andy):</em>: More election "fun" here:...902 weeks 5 days ago
+6Jill Stein files for a recount of votesSource:[Jill Stein files for a Recount](http://www.nbc26.com/news/jill-stein-raises-48-million-for-recount-in-wisconsin-and-other-battleground-states) [quote]Jill Stein, who ran for president as the Green Party candidate, is seeking a recount of the votes in the battleground states of...861 day 8 hours ago
+8What places do you visit for credible news?I stopped watching CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, et al because of the outright misinterpretation of facts (e.g., the fake news controversy). I usually shut off the TV if these channels start talking about subjects other than market info or feel-good stories. This doesn't mean I choose to remain...836 hours 46 min ago
+5How will the results of the election affect Wall Street and the overall economy?Title says it all, i'm very curious to hear people's thoughts. How will the Trump presidency affect the markets / Wall Street? 482 weeks 4 days ago
+5Meditation on WS<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span>'s Ray Dalio calls Transcendental Meditation the single biggest influence on his life. Meditation is something...432 weeks 1 day ago
+5Browser Wars[quote] Internet Explorer began the year at about 44% of market share and ended October at about 23% (Edge started the year at about 3% and ended at 5%). Chrome started 2016 at 35% market share and ended the October at 55%. [/quote] Holy shit people still use Internet Explorer? I thought that...393 weeks 4 days ago
+5How to Fit in a Workout when You Work from 9 AM to Midnight?I have been working full time in banking for a few months now. It's been great so far - a little overwhelming and demanding at times, but great overall. I have been trying to keep up with my workout routines and attend gym at least twice a week. On nights when I leave at 7:30 / 8 pm, I can...391 week 4 days ago
+6Exit Ops and PESeems like everyone nowadays is out for the best possible exit ops into PE, not giving a sh*t about anything else. To everyone who was has been around for longer (08' and before), was it always like this?291 week 5 days ago
+5Sales: The Intangible We Discuss Too LittleThe ability to sell is an important ability and I think <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/what-best-salespeople-do-to-close-more-deals-2016-11/#sales-has-become-more-important-across-all-companies-over-the-past-five-years-1">this BusinessInsider article</a> summed it...284 days 7 hours ago
+5WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...243 months 5 days ago
+5Trump, NAFTA, TN Visas, Canadians (And Americans)In the light of a surprising victory by Trump, groups of people are recalibrating and doing the math on what it means for them personally. I thought it might be helpful for some for a quick recap on Trump's view on NAFTA and specifically how it affects Canadians in (or looking to come...171 week 6 days ago
+7A McKinsey grads eight tips for success at workOne of my biggest pet peeves is people giving bad career advice. It drives me nuts when I see worn-out cliches like this being passed on to ambitious young professionals. ![The only place where success comes before work in the dictionary.][The only place where success comes before work in...51 day 11 hours ago
+9Is Your Company Party As Awesome As I Am?I just got the invite for this year's company party. Linda sent it via Paperless Post. This isn't an advertisement because I hate that shit. What the fuck ever happened to good old paper? Is it not enough that we've got a damn solar panel where the helipad used to be? Fuck the...43 weeks 2 days ago
+4The Official 'Albums to listen to before you die' threadStealing from Will Hunting and actually hoping to fill any gaps in my music knowledge, I was wondering what you guys considered to be some of the best albums ever. I listen to a variety of music so I got: The Cure - Disintegration Kanye West - Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Gayngs -...19525 min 13 sec ago
+4Football season is starting to get REALLY goodIt's that time of year, things are just starting to get <em>really</em> good... + obviously helps that I have two teams in the race :-) <h4>College:</h4> When the rankings come out I'm assuming it can't be anything ese but 1. Alabama, 2. Ohio St, 3....572 days 8 hours ago
+4Favorite Stand-up ComediansEveryone has their own strategy for getting through the tough nights when the light at the end of tunnel is hard to see. I have found that a quick 10 minutes of stand-up comedy on Spotify can completely change my grindability levels when the workload is pressing. You do not lose much...491 week 5 days ago
+5What are your favorite quotes?There's so much out there in terms of famous sayings. A few words encapsulate a range of emotions and feelings that we can relate to in the current moment. Quotes are a way of time travel in that years after they are said, we still read and reflect upon the shared experiences, humor, and...482 hours 23 min ago
+4Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...443 months 1 day ago
+5What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker? Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? 4429 min 5 sec ago
+4How will Trump's presidency impact Real Estate?Donald Trump has become the first billionaire ever to be elected President in the history of the US. A real estate billionaire is about to run this country and what does that mean for us in CRE? Markets are speculating on a fiscal stimulus, expecting Trump to spend billions on building new...435 days 6 hours ago
+4Fidel Castro dead at 90. What's next for Cuba?Fidel Castro...has died [at] age 90. Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television in Havana early on Saturday. [quote]Critics say Castro drove the country into economic ruin, denied basic freedoms to 11 million Cubans at home and...405 days 26 min ago
+4Where to go on exchange in the US? (Undergraduate)Hi WSO, I'm currently doing my bachelor at Copenhagen Business School and I was thinking of going on exchange to the US. However, I'm not too familiar with US universities and I'd really appreciate your thoughts! I'd like to use this opportunity to experience US education,...293 weeks 2 days ago
+4Utilizing Remaining Time in CollegeSo as many students know, the Junior Year, SA grind is slowing to a halt. Along with many future monkeys, I was fortunate enough to land a couple offers and plan on signing this week. As I pick my head up to breathe, I realize I will have a lot more free time in front of me. I will continue to...283 weeks 1 day ago
+42016 Real estate compensation survey for USAFor retail, office/industrial and residential: http://celassociates.com/prime/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/CELAssociatesInc.NationalRECompensationSurveyResults.pdf Don't know if it was posted before here (search here is trash).271 week 4 days ago
+4What is a "safe space"? I keep hearing about them but haven't actually witnessed this in person (I dont live in the US). Can someone give an example? Best description of one gets showered with SB's, make me laugh WSO :-) ps yes i could google it / ask my friends, but you guys are entertaining 262 weeks 6 days ago
+4$1mm isn't what it used to beSaw this on [ZeroHedge.com](http://www.zerohedge.com/): [quote]Being a millionaire is overrated, according to Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins. The term itself has quite a few connotations, including many that have been ingrained in us since we were children. Becoming a...235 days 4 hours ago
+4Breaking Into Commercial Real EstateI want this forum topic to be more motivational than anything........ Back in mid 2015 when I was at a crossroads in my career so I decided to embark on the journey of finding my place in Commercial Real Estate. I had a mentor growing up (and still to this day) who was very successful in the...162 weeks 2 days ago
+4Socialism Doesn't Work<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuelas-currency-hyper-inflation-oil-crisis-devalued-shop-keepers-weigh-notes-a7443596.html">At least in Venezuela it doesn't. </a> [quote]Some shopkeepers have reportedly taken to weighing rather than...141 day 23 hours ago
+4Offer decision adviceHi, long time lurker from the UK, created this account for advice. I'm from a top target in the UK and currently have SA offers from PJT / EVR and <span class='keyword_link'><a...113 weeks 2 days ago
+4Safety Pin: The Latest TrendI wasn't aware of the safety pin movement until just recently when we had a discussion in class about it. Here's a good summary of the symbol, <a href="http://www.snopes.com/2016/11/14/safety-pin-solidarity/ ">courtesy of Snopes</a>: [quote]As stories of...113 days 32 min ago
+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...31 month 3 weeks ago
+4Do you own a supercar? Hi there, Coming from Singapore where cars are priced incredibly high, where even a [Toyota Corolla costs about 130k+](https://sg.news.yahoo.com/global-price-comparison-toyota-corolla-171720950.html). I was wondering what kind of rides you guys are driving? Does the average investment...676 days 13 hours ago
+3Smart women?Obviously you don't want to be dating someone who isn't smart as it would be a lot harder for you to relate to (I'm taking the assumption all of are somewhat intelligent) and they would most likely have an average job. What do you think about dating a female that is smarter then...574 days 22 hours ago
+4How did Obama do?I've seen so many conflicting viewpoints on Obama in the past 8 years. I know there are so many factors to consider that make it hard to judge his terms, but let's try. WSO, with some reasoning to back your position, how did Obama do? I'll kickstart the discussion with what...563 weeks 3 days ago
+3DB Achieve 2017 Did anything else get the email from Deutsche to fill out the pre-interview survey today? Anybody know what the timeline will look like?412 days 2 hours ago
+3Can Apple Glasses Revitalize the Company?Apple was once a pioneer of their industry. Steve Jobs was a genius and it showed in his work. Whether it's Steve Cook's fault or not, Apple products of late undoubtedly lack the innovation the company once showed. <a...311 week 3 days ago
+3What do you eat for lunch?Saw this <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-find-a-meal-delivery-service">post</a> , and was wondering if you guys had a go to meal for lunch when you are working. For me: A sandwich (half turkey and half ham, cheddar cheese).302 weeks 3 days ago
+3Trafigura Graduate Programme, 2017Does anyone know what the standard salary is for their graduate programme? Has anyone received an offer yet?301 week 4 days ago
+3How much do you contribute to your 401k?For the more senior people I assume most of you are maxing out so this is geared towards the analysts/associates. At 85k base with a 4% match on 4% of income you'd need to contribute about 17% pre-tax (excluding bonus) in order to max out your 401k contribution. That's pretty rough,...283 weeks 5 days ago
+3Have you ever dealt with a bad mentor?Glassdoor Via Chronus study: <em>Why Corporate Mentoring? Five Benefits of a Workplace Mentoring Program</em> [quote] Successful companies large and small use mentoring to tackle complex human resource challenges such as increasing employee retention and improving workforce...251 week 5 days ago
+3Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how youre experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...251 day 2 hours ago
+3How do you guys stay sane when searching for new job?when you are miserable at your current one? man, I can't think of anything more frustrating (besides maybe not having a job) then looking for a new one when you absolutely hate you're current one. Such a drawn out process between interviews. Taking days off, constantly checking...252 weeks 5 days ago
+3Inexplicably fired after 5 monthsI got axed last Friday without any specific items of my performance brought up and never had a warning or sit down to discuss that my performance was inadequate. I started the job back in June so I was still fairly new and still getting the hang of things. Any advice on what to do in this...241 week 5 days ago
+3Is Jose Mourinho Past it?The once energetic Mourinho has in recent days, looked laboured and tired. Instead of a man excluding confidence, he looks like someone who is battle weary. Ever since his second stint at Chelsea ended, he has never looked like he getting back to the top of the game. Gone is his aura these...232 weeks 3 days ago
+3BlackRock FMA Super Day?Hi. I was wondering if any of you have had <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> FMA <span class='keyword_link'><a...215 hours 44 min ago
+3Competitiveness To MSF Program With No Work ExperienceHey everyone, I'm Sean and I am new to this forum. I would love some input on my potential competitiveness applying to MSF programs as I feel my background is not typical for MSF programs. Undergrad: University of Florida Major: Food and Resource Economics Minor: Business Admin. GRE:...212 weeks 3 days ago
+3Harry Potter and Star Wars Movies in TheatersIf you didn't know, the latest book/movie in the Harry Potter universe is already in theaters. It's doing pretty well in terms of ratings, probably worth seeing if you're a Harry Potter fan. Star Wars: Rogue One releases Dec 16 <a...201 week 3 days ago
+3In hindsight, what type of role would you have STARTED OUT in?As a senior in college, I'm hoping to be narrowing in on a position by the time I graduate in May. I've been doing a lot of networking, and my focus has been on firms with great reputations in my target market... really just trying to meet and speak with the smartest and most...183 weeks 4 days ago
+3What will you be buying on Black Friday?Or Cyber Monday, for the savvy shopper. I'm looking to invest in my first ever suit, <a href="http://dealnews.com/black-friday/c720/Suit/">here are some solid bargains for my fellow college students.</a> Any solid deals you guys wanna share with the rest of us?171 week 2 days ago
+3Alternative Lenders & the End of Risk Taking for Banks - Opportunity or Risk?Many of you may not know it's conference season, where guys like me get flown to exotic places listening to firms this forum salivates over (<span class='keyword_link'><a...162 weeks 6 days ago
+5Is it time to short big corporate media?with that denomination I'm referring to Newscorp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS and GE, which control approximately 90% of the US media. Why? Well, because other than Hillary, they were the big losers of the recent election. In general their audience has been declining for a while,...132 days 10 hours ago
+3Future of Wall StreetHey Guys, Interesting post from WallStreetPlayboys here on the future of wall street. As many of you are going through junior year SA recruitment, I think we've come to realize that the "mood" has changed quite a bit. The Future of Wall Street For those that are in the...113 weeks 3 days ago
+4Is a cashless society possible?Hey guys, I'm pretty sure most of you guys have heard of India's Ban [on 500 and 1000 rupee notes](http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-currency-bank-notes-denomination-500-1000-rupees-tax-evasion-corruption-narendra-modi-a7405021.html) to fight corruption and fraud,...1021 hours 18 min ago
+3Kodi: A Free Upgrade to Netflix<strong>Kodi is a media platform you can use on your smartphone, TV, or computer to stream pretty much any movie/tv show your heart desires.</strong> Below is a brief guide to installing this beauty. First things first, <a...63 days 18 hours ago
+3Waffle StreetHas anyone seen the movie or read the book? It's quite an extraordinary story. [quote]In the aftermath of the 2008 market crash, James “Jimmy” Adams gets laid off from his Wall Street hedge fund manager job. Feeling a sense of guilt for his role in the financial crisis, Adams decides...43 weeks 1 day ago
+3WSO Happy Hour: Wed 11/16, 7pm @5th and Mad: The Post-Election Edition!You know when you have one of those nights out where aggressive drinking is the norm rather than the exception it hopefully is? As the first WSO Happy Hour after this election is mercifully over, I think this should be one of those nights. The kind of night where as a nation, we wake up in a...22 weeks 2 days ago
+3Wells Fargo – Do You Abandon Ship?I came across this article on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> yesterday in at least several news sites on <a...21 week 1 day ago
+3Why You Should Never Quit Goldman SachsAfter this article I wrote [about quitting Goldman Sachs](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/) took off, I got a lot of attention. Former colleagues and others wrote me wanting to know more, yet there was also some confusion about what I stand for. My...15 days 5 hours ago
+2Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ([email protected]) to get an...751 day 23 hours ago
+2How Many Cups of Coffee Do You Survive On Daily?We all need our daily caffeine fix, however, some of us consume more coffee than the others and I was wondering what is your go to amount to keep you vibrant and bustling through the day. Was reading this article on how many cups of coffee a day is ideal before it becomes over excessive. The...551 week 3 days ago
+2Oil vs Nat Gas TradingI was recently offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at an oil major at a certain location, my home town, in their natural gas <span...391 week 5 days ago
+2Feel Like I Got Conned - Small No-Name BoutiqueHi everyone, So I'm specifically looking for input/feedback here from people who work at "no-name" small boutiques. When I say no-name, I'm referring to firms with less than 10-12 people, MDs do not come from <span class='keyword_link'><a...361 week 1 hour ago
+2Getting a CHey Guys would really appreciate some insight as I am having some difficulty making a decision. I am currently at a mid-level target school (think Cornell, Emory, Berkley) and have one class giving me incredible difficulty. I have a straight 4.0 and I actually might get a D in a class I am...362 weeks 2 days ago
+2Trump to leave his business empireFrom[ Business Insider](http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-leaving-business-in-total-2016-11) [quote] President-elect Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning that he would leave his business "in total" to avoid conflict of interests and "fully focus on...343 hours 29 sec ago
+2Where are Europe's highest consulting salaries? I will be attending a top European MBA program in September and am pursuing consulting post-graduation. In order to understand the benefits / disadvantages of different European geographies, I want to know the differences in all-in compensation. Where are Europe's highest (and lowest)...322 days 5 hours ago
+2What age do you start looking for more work/life balance?What do you think? 30? 35? Obviously, it just depends on each person's situation but I would think that everyone has a time in mind.321 week 19 hours ago
+2HSBC SA IB Assessment Test?Has anyone taken the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> online Assessment Test for SA IB yet? I have just taken it last night and wanted to see when I would be able to know if I got put...311 day 17 min ago
+2BAML - Global Investment Banking Sophomore Summer Analyst ProgramHi, did anyone heard something regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Bank of America</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...311 day 2 hours ago
+2HL, Lazard Middle Market, or JefferiesThinking about taking a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position at these firms, outside of culture. In terms of deals and reputation, how does the street compare...303 weeks 6 days ago
+2Former teacher looking for a new careerI've been in the education field for ten years and I am burnt out. I have a B.A. in Business Management and I am entertaining the idea of going back to school to get a MBA, specifically in Finance or CRE. I feel that I am at a disadvantage because I have no experience in the industry. Will...271 week 5 days ago
+2Apple Continues to Innovate with its Newest ProductMonkeys, <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/gallery/apple-book-photos-cost">meet the Apple book</a> . It's a book with photos. Colored photos mind you. [quote]The book is available in two sizes: small, starting at $199, and large starting at $299[/quote] First it...242 weeks 2 days ago
+2Has anyone heard from UBS for a superday yet?This is for non-core schools most likely. I know they're starting their recruiting later for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, so I was...221 week 1 day ago
+3Reneging BB SA Offer?Hi all, first time posting. Just wanted your opinion on reneging an American <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span...222 weeks 2 hours ago
+2What Advice Should You Have Used From Your Parents?For those primarily in the industry already with numerous years of experience..what advice did you not take from your parents that you wish you did? As a college student I am slowly finding out that my parents might not always know whats best for me and I try to determine what I should listen...2220 hours 26 min ago
+3How do investment bankers handle long hours?[quote] “I worked 70 hours last week,” says an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/royal-bank-of-scotland">RBS</a></span>, which as a state owned institution might be expected to go easier on...212 weeks 3 days ago
+2Internet of Things: Next Big Thing?I remember when I was 12 and I wanted to crush the stock market. It all began with an excerpt from the Motley Fool about how the Internet of Things (a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data ) is the next big thing. Here are some examples of the Internet of Things...201 day 4 hours ago
+2A 20-year-old who dropped out of NYU says he has raised $5 million for his hedge fundHere is the full article from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/julian-marchese-raises-5-million-for-hedge-fund-2016-11 This guy sounds like a joke to me. He's presumably from a rich family and goes to NYU, and yet he could not get any real SA / FT jobs? He literally has...196 days 20 hours ago
+2How much does going to a state school hurt your chances?I am interested at some point in working for either a top MF PE shop (think Apollo, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...181 week 6 days ago
+2Exposed!!! Watch out for that poster MatrickDude is a poser!!! Matrick has never worked a day on the buy side and claims he/she has. So what's your real story? Got my self entertainment out for the day. 172 weeks 6 days ago
+2"What is your key differentiating point?" Interview QuestionThis is an interview question that has always made me think. I think I've heard a variation of it around 3-4 times now, but the trap is that the interviewer can always rebut whatever you say by mentioning that it's not actually that unique (unless you go with something really weird,...171 week 20 hours ago
+2Banker VestsAnyone have a good resource for ordering custom-embroidered banker vests? http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/custom-vests.html Seems to be one here but basically I need one that all the bankers wear. Halp.171 week 3 days ago
+2Most left and right wing banksWhat are the most liberal and conservative <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>? I am wondering because I have a relative that works at a <span...171 week 5 days ago
+2What's your idea of free-time during a 60+ work week?I came across [this](http://wallstreetplayboys.com/the-definitive-guide-to-doing-the-opposite/) from <em>Wall Street Playboys</em> [quote] Finally, this does not mean that you should become a boring frugal monk, it means that you need to learn to have balance. In our view this is...162 weeks 10 hours ago
+2What is your favorite vacation place?After a great time with family this Thanksgiving, I definitely feel like I need more time off. I'm sure almost all of us can agree with this sentiment. That being said, what's your favorite vacation place? My favorite trip so far has been my trip to Canada. Toronto is an exciting city...151 day 18 hours ago
+3Real estate strategiesHi, Can someone suggest me some real estate strategies for this year? I would like to know about the pros and cons of starting one. Thank you. 151 day 6 hours ago
+2SA Would you pick Point72 or Goldman Sachs?As per title: 10 week internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>: 5 weeks in <span class='keyword_link'><a...132 days 8 hours ago
+2Data CentersHas anyone here financed a data center before? Our group has had a couple deals come across the table and no one really knew what to say. I saw a thread a little while back talking about how they are leased out and different tiers, but are there some general guidelines you have seen? Even from...1310 hours 30 min ago
+2Transition into DevelopmentI am currently a financial analyst at CBRE. I underwrite all types of properties both from the debt and equity side. I have been in my position for 6 months (since graduation) and enjoy it, however I think my next move in a year or so will be into development. I would like to begin building...124 days 6 hours ago
+2Insurance and Banks Coverage?I'm wondering if anyone can provide color on what the typical day-to-day of working on either the insurance sector or the banks sector is like. From my anecdotal experience, people covering those sectors tend to have advanced maths backgrounds (i.e. majored in pure maths or physics) and...121 day 2 hours ago
+2Tesla Solar Roof could cost less than a regular roofElon Musk has once again made another big announcement upon the acquisition of a company. He stated that he believed that the Tesla Solar Roof will cost less than a regular roof. [quote] Musk told the crowd that he had just returned from a meeting with his new solar engineering team....111 week 1 day ago
+2IU (Kelley) vs. MiddleburyI'm currently an international student going to high school in NY. I was recently admitted to IU Kelley. I'm considering applying ED II to Middlebury. The problem is ED II is binding so I need to be sure Middlebury will help me get a job in <span...113 days 17 hours ago
+2Why Distressed PE?If asked this question, how would you guys answer it? Besides the fact that Distressed PE will be more flexible, looking up and down and cap structure and the story is more interesting since you are trying to figure out what went wrong with the company and trying to gain a controlling position...114 days 1 hour ago
+2Are all S&T summer analyst roles filled by now? If not, what opportunities still exist? Where should I be looking?No excuses. I faced some tough adversity early this semester, and I let it get to my recruitment efforts. I made mistakes, now things are settling down and I am eager to pursue my passion full-throttle. All Bulge Bracket <span class='keyword_link'><a...102 weeks 1 day ago
+2Citadel Global Equities (pay, culture, career path, lifestyle)I had a number of questions about Citadel's global equities team because I recently advanced pretty far in the process there. There is a surprising lack of information on the fund given its overall influence on the finance world more broadly. Feel free to comment on any of the questions...101 week 2 days ago
+2I Transferred Schools for Investment BankingHey mammals, I thought it might be helpful to talk about my experience transferring from non-target to target in order to secure a job in the investment banking industry. I also didn't exactly love my non-target so it wasn't very difficult to make the choice in the end. The...101 week 6 days ago
+2Dream Christmas PresentBecause it's Black Friday, I was wondering what you all you overworked and overpaid bankers would like to receive for christmas this year. According to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/christmas-gift-guide-for-bankers-2015-12">Business Insider</a> the best gifts...104 days 1 hour ago
+2Can a bad roommate ever be an excuse for bad grades?So I was a 'fresh out of the boat' international student and was shocked to find that there was so much unfettered drug usage in a mid-ivy league college. I was unable to fend for myself though, and just condoned the sex, drugs and marijuana that my roommate brought in in freshman...101 week 6 days ago
+2Senior with bad gpa and no experienceHello everyone, I am a community college transfer student that is now a senior at a UC school studying Economics and Accounting; I currently have a 2.99 gpa. Furthermore, I posses no experience in Investment banking, Real estate IB, Wealth Management, Financial modeling, etc. In other words...102 weeks 19 hours ago
+2What parts of Liar's Poker do you still see in finance today?I love *Liar's Poker*. It's my favorite book. My adoration for this story is probably shared by a lot of you fellow monkeys. However, much of the industry has changed since that epic story came out in 1989. John Gutfreund is dead. Some would say *everything* has changed. What...913 hours 47 min ago
+2What are Your Favorite Tabletop/Board Games?I ask this because I just found Secret Hitler and I'm having an absolute blast playing this game with my friends. Here are some other ones that always make for a good time with family and friends: * Coup: 5 players or less. Great game, each one lasts roughly 15 min. This is the absolute...914 min 9 sec ago
+2Book recommendations? Switching careers, no experience, CFA candidateI'm only a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level 1 candidate, unemployed and I have zero finance experience. I'm 28 yr old...918 hours 38 min ago
+2Which one is better: banking or consulting? Recently, I read an article that compared banking and consulting as careers. While banking was mentioned as having higher pay, consulting was mentioned as having more travel, more prospects for promotion, and more overall security. What do you think? What would you prefer as a career and why? 82 weeks 4 days ago
+2What exactly does underwritting mean? Are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial models</a></span>, proformas, and valuations a type of underwriting? or are valuations and a proformas a type of financial models?...83 weeks 1 day ago
+2Don't like current role - optionsNot enjoying my current work - in a capital markets-esque position. Don't want to spend 200k for b-school to become a consultant. Don't want to become an accountant, which given the low bar to entry seems like the easiest change - just need an <span...81 week 5 days ago
+2Can You Help With A Cover Letter. Please?DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. 81 week 6 days ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> <li>Finance event...83 days 7 hours ago
+2Desk Analyst/Strategist positionFor those out there familiar with the role of a desk analyst/strategist, specific to credit if possible. I've been approached in casual talks about a credit desk analyst role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 1 day ago
+2How much should offer rate factor into SA decision?This is all hypothetical, but if one was to compare <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 4 days ago
+2TPH merges with PWPWhat do you all think? From NYT: [quote]The boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners is taking an ambitious step for growth by buying a fellow bank known for its expertise in the oil patch. The firm said on Monday that it was acquiring Tudor Pickering Holt & Company to...72 weeks 5 days ago
+2Best Graduate Programs for Health Care/Life SciencesI am currently working for a life science consulting firm and am interested in a pursuing an advanced degree in business with a life science focus. What are some of the best business programs for this space? Specifically do any programs place well in Venture Capital firms with a life...72 days 20 hours ago
+2Houston Energy (Oil & Gas) ConsultingI'm an engineer in oil and gas, and I'm considering switching to consulting (strategy, not IT). I'd like to stay in Houston as it appears most consulting firms here focus on energy (I want to stay in oil & gas industry). I've got a few questions: -How often do Houston...73 weeks 3 days ago
+2Which european school for master in financeHey guys! I will apply soon to finance master or master "grande ecole" for french business school. Here is my background: Bachelor in business from HEC Montreal major: finance CGPA 3,7/4,3 Major gpa 4,0 Internships: Fixed income analyst in a AM boutique Equity analyst at...62 days 9 hours ago
+2HELP!! Senior year, where to turn, what to do?Hi WSOers, I am writing to you in desperation. I am a senior at a top 20 Liberal Arts College graduating in May and am hoping to work in NYC. After having an internship in Finance this summer, but not in IB, and failing at FT IB recruiting, I'm wondering where to turn now? What other...61 week 3 days ago
+2The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on WSO wanted to improve their game and figured I could help in some sort of way. **Off The tee** In general I think making good contact is better than swinging out of your shoes. A general tip is that if you can't finish the swing in balance you are swinging too...61 day 16 hours ago
+2How to Get an Internship After Freshman or Sophomore YearLike I promised, I’m back to give an explanation on how to get an internship after freshman or sophomore year. I’m not offering any guarantees, but I can tell you that it has worked for me, and it depends on the effort you put in. Want a job? Earn it. I’m writing this more as a...62 hours 46 min ago
+2FLDP ProgramsI am a current undergrad studying accounting who is looking to go into corporate rather than public. I have been reading about <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 weeks 3 hours ago
+2What's the probablity that others in your office are on WSO?What percent of people in your group, department, office could have one? Whats the probability, with a 95% level of confidence, that the man/lady sitting next to you is an active WSO member?52 weeks 15 hours ago
+2Why are the top restructuring groups (PJT/HL) so popular now?Hi guys, I am originally from Europe and graduated from a top target currently doing M&A. In the last 3 years I have noticed that, first, the top kids at my school (who chose to not do buyside) preferred rx > m&a > lev/fin > coverage groups. Honestly they all ended up doing...53 weeks 3 days ago
+2Top Asia undergrad, S&T, chance for M7?Hi guys, would like know what my chances are for M7. My stats: - top 3 Asia undergrad, GPA 3.68 - 750 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> - 3 yr...52 weeks 5 days ago
+2WSO, does my friends girlfriend like me?We are both 17 and go to the same school My friend and his girlfriend have been dating for around 12 months now. He moved around 2 hours away and now they might see each other once a month or more at times! Only recently I've put together all of the possible singles she has given...52 weeks 21 hours ago
+2Eastdil SecuredHow much does an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/eastdil-secured" target="_blank">Eastdil Secured</a></span> make (Los Angeles, SF)? Is it comparable to the street? Recently offered a...52 weeks 5 days ago
+2Strategy& Deals Team vs AT Kearney?Coming out of undergrad and trying to decide between full-time offers with Strategy&'s new Deals Team and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/at-kearney">AT Kearney</a></span> (generalist offer), both in...52 weeks 3 days ago
+2Guggenheim Santa Monica LA vs RBC Capital Markets NYTrying to make a decision. Does anyone have any perspective on these two groups in terms of summer experience as well as exit opps?53 weeks 2 days ago
+2Will Quant Trading Wipe Out Traditional Trading? Hey Fellow monkeys, What do you guys think? I've been researching a lot about S&T and Quant <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> the past few days and...52 weeks 4 days ago
+3JPM hiring dumbos from China for NYC officeIf you thought the Asian princelings scandal at J.P. Morgan was all about Asia, you were wrong. Highly placed Chinese government officials and clients don’t want their children to work in Shanghai. They want them to work in New York, of course! They’re not going to give J.P. Morgan their...52 weeks 1 day ago
+2Real Estate Job Offer in Atlanta-- Tell me About the Place?Got offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position in real estate lending in Atlanta. I don't know much about the city, so could people fill me in on what...45 days 22 hours ago
+2Potential Industry SummariesHi everyone, I've been a lurker on WSO for a few years, and decided it would be a great time to give back to the community. I have been very impressed with WallStreetPlayboy's guides on various industries, and thought it could be interesting to create some myself. Would probably...32 weeks 3 days ago
+2Deutsche Bank NY IBD Superday 11/18I had an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...31 week 4 days ago
+2How Being a 'C' Student Helped Me in BusinessGiven that majority of the monkeys here are students gunning for the straight As, I thought that this article would actually be a pretty good read. It shows that a C is not necessarily the end of the world for your corporate dreams. [quote] I graduated from a four-year state university with...21 week 3 days ago
+2Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright WSO, wanted to see what the collective minds here thought. I spend most of my day digesting stock specific or economic data, so I must admit I'm under-educated in political, particularly foreign policy matters. My family had a discussion over Thanksgiving about the pros and cons...21 day 5 hours ago
+2What are the most exciting tech buys of the holiday season?As Thanksgiving approaches, the general public is getting hyped about purchasing new tech gadgets this holiday season. CNBC states that American consumer spending on technology will increase to approximately 36 billion, which could set a new high standard. Americans are excited about virtual...11 week 5 days ago
+2#NotWithHer - Make America Great Again!This is late for an election themed post, but the topic needed some rationality and I needed some time to collect my thoughts. To be clear, Donald Trump did not win the election, *Hillary Clinton lost it.* Hillary had every advantage going into this circus: The economy was in (relatively)...12 weeks 4 days ago
+2Myth 4.5: DCFs break down with near-zero risk free rates!<div style="text-align: justify;"> In any version of a risk and return model for discount rates, where you start with a riskfree rate as a base and build up to costs of equity, debt and capital, it seems blindingly obvious that as interest rates go lower, discount rates will...13 weeks 4 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...13 months 1 day ago
+2The reality of starting a REPE shopRaising a first fund is really, really tough no matter who you are (almost). I would never discourage anyone from being entrepreneurial but it is very difficult so if you decide to do it, truly know and accept it deep down. And I don't just mean on the surface and say that sure, other guys...04 weeks 19 hours ago
+2Get 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...432 months 1 week ago
+3What exactly do bankers do in their free time?Hey fellow monkeys, As someone that's looking to dive into the banking scene, I was hoping to ask some experienced bankers...what exactly do you guys do in your free time. Is there even such a thing as "free time" or is it as legendary as the mythical beast known as the...402 weeks 6 days ago
+1Refinancing small family-owned apartment buildingProperty is in A- location in Los Angeles owned by my wife's family since mid 1980's. Grandparents originally purchased, when they passed away, was inherited by her parents. Without going into detail, it's not being run efficiently. 7 units, based on market <span...243 weeks 5 hours ago
+2Tricks for getting into top MBA program?Hey Guys, I am wondering if any of u know any particular tricks for getting accepting into a top MBA Program. Tricks, such as- when applying for upenn for undergraduate (but really want to go to Wharton), the school statistics have shown that students are far more likely to get accepted if...231 day 43 min ago
+2MBB to PE LondonHi guys, currently 2nd year consultant at one of the Bs, London based. Looking to move into PE at some point, but am not sure when to make the move. I know a few guys who are trying to move already but I'm not sure about the contents of the work at this level. The questions that I have...221 week 3 days ago
+1Why is there a gap year between an internship and a full-time job?Hey guys, I am really curious about one question. Why do banks offer Summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> only to sophomores and juniors, and not to...191 day 6 hours ago
+1Best internships for Quant Trading?Hey fellow monkeys, I'm really hope to work in a quantitative hedge fund (I find the intersection of finance, computing and math super interesting, have been trying to learn how to create my own <span class='keyword_link'><a...191 week 5 days ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...191 week 16 hours ago
+1LevFin in LondonHi all, There have been attempts before to have a discussion on which are the best <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-leveraged-finance-LevFin">LevFin</a></span> teams in London, but those...191 week 11 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread...195 hours 1 min ago
+1Most/Least Attractive Risk Adjusted Returns (which property for long term institutional investment)?Wanted to see what the forum thought. Given where we are at in the cycle. If you were going long (i.e. 10+ years) which property type would you peg the best and least attractive in terms of risk adjusted returns. For shorter term (under 5 years), what investment strategies do you think have...191 week 16 hours ago
+1Taking easy classes during college-how closely is transcript scrutinized?Hey there, as I organize my schedule for my last semester, I'm very tempted to choose as many easy classes as possible to not stress too much and party. As a non-quant, social science major, would this be a poor reflection for B school? I will have about a 3.7-3.8 GPA by the time I...186 days 2 hours ago
+1Summer Analyst Macquarie vs. Jefferies vs. Goldman SachsI have offers from all three of the above banks. My offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/macquarie-group-limited-abn" target="_blank">Macquarie</a></span> is a generalist <span...181 week 4 days ago
+1Any danger in talking with headhunters?As an analyst is there any danger in speaking with headhunters, or are they typically professional and keep things discrete? Don't want any blow-back impacting me at my current firm and with so many reaching out I'm interested in seeing what is out there.173 weeks 5 days ago
+1ARGUS DCF to AEI have just encountered a problem with Argus support(a friend actually), in that it doesn't exist anymore at least for <span class='keyword_link'><a...172 days 3 hours ago
+1Advice on dealing with mild depression/zoning outMy apologies for the rambling but any advice would be sincerely appreciated. I recently moved from a mega city to a middle-of-nowhere city mainly for my new job in corp dev. This is something I've always wanted to do, plus I believed the move would give me a huge learning experience and...175 days 18 hours ago
+1Interested in development- Looking for some advice/insightCurrent junior in university with a previous internship in appraisal at a CBRE/JLL/Cushman type and currently work part time as an analyst for a small REPE while going to school. Im strongly interested in development in NYC. I would love to work for a luxury/big developer in Manhattan some...163 weeks 4 days ago
+1Trump elected - Views from outside the US?How's the reaction in your countries re: Trump victory? Here we have basically three big camps: 1 - The "I don't care, it won't affect me, Americans don't even know where our country is" crowd; 2 - The "OMG I love Trump, he is the new hope for...163 weeks 1 day ago
+1Do you actually offer / or get asked about your opinion on an investment as an associate?From a lot of sources (guides, internet articles, people's why PE answer) I've heard them talk about how as an associate they will be able to provide their opinion on investments, or part of the job involves soemtimes giving your opinion to a higher up VP/principal regarding a...1623 hours 51 min ago
+1Goldman Cracking Down on Recruiting BiasLooks like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is implementing a new recruiting system. Instead of coming to schools to do on-campus interviews,...163 days 21 hours ago
+1Why does Bernie Sanders hate people who work on Wall Street?I don't understand why this guy hates people who work on Wall Street unless he's referring to the people who were shitty subprime lenders. 1612 hours 27 min ago
+1Ran out of music to listen to. Does anyone have reccomendations?I need some new music to listen to.... Pretty much listen to anything but country. I prefer listening to alternative rock and rap, but would enjoy some EDM recommendations and even stuff for the piano (for studying/ relaxing). * Some of my favorite albums include Kanye West's College...158 hours 54 min ago
+2Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2016Black Friday 2016 is in a week!!! Did anyone get any good deals last year 2015? If you did, maybe they will have similar deals this year also!!! Please share your Black Friday/Cyber Monday experience with us or post some good deals you find this upcoming week. Thank you.151 week 1 day ago
+1Not hearing anything from BBsHey guys, Have applied to all the big names in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, but was a long shot to begin with, considering this is my...152 weeks 1 day ago
+1Interview question: "What are other banks telling you?"I recently interviewed at a top MM IB for a Summer Associate position in Chicago and found out this morning that I won't be moving onto the SD. I really like this particular MM IB for a lot of reasons, but I'm in talks with plenty other <span class='keyword_link'><a...155 days 20 hours ago
+2A racist was just elected to state congressDan Johnson has been elected to the house of representatives from the district 49 in Kentucky. Johnson is known for provocative posts on Facebook that some would consider racist: he has posted multiple pictures depicting the Obamas as chimpanzees and monkeys. He has posted comments essentially...153 weeks 1 day ago
+1Goldman Sachs Recruiters Coming to My Non-Target<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is coming to my small non-target state school in CA and its the first time ever that they are coming over here....152 weeks 17 hours ago
+1Cushman Wakefield Associate vs HFF Analyst?I have been interviewing at Cushman Wakefield for the last few months with the BizDev team for an "associates" role but would be limited in terms of deal exposure. I am also in talks with HFF regarding an analyst role. I have no ARGUS experience but I think the experience at HFF would...153 days 5 hours ago
+1Leveraged Lending vs Leveraged Finance at BBOkay I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between a leveraged lending firm such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/antares-capital-corporation">Antares Capital</a></span> or Golub...152 weeks 23 hours ago
+1University of Findlay, Ohio? Thoughts?Hello! So, basically I spoke to the international recruiter and the tuition would be 17k(scholarship included, no room&board) per year instead of 31k which is what a international student pays normally. I haven't heard of the school and I did a quick search online and it doesn't...153 days 2 hours ago
+1End of the Line for Traditional Media?Newspapers, magazines, radio, etc. are all seeing declining ad revenues and are having a tough time transitioning into the digital space. Television seems to be the only form of media able to keep up as digital advertising is expected to become the largest ad market by 2019. "You have to...153 weeks 1 day ago
+1CFA vs CPA? Which Designation is Better?Speaking in overall terms, which one is better? Although its quite an achievement, it seems like everyone has their CPA licenses nowadays, as if there's an oversupply. Second, I've heard that the <span class='keyword_link'><a...144 days 2 hours ago
+1How creative do you get in your presentations/pitch books?Do you just follow a standard format which is uniform across all pitchbooks or presentations you make or are you creative and try to incorporate different ways/charts.tables/ graphics to present the data at hand. Do you just stick to clip art and smart art? Any creative ideas monkeys have...141 week 4 days ago
+1TMT M&A Graduate Intern in a recognized boutique vs. Analyst Intern in a well-known PE FundHello everyone! I have been given the opportunity to join either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/arma-partners">Arma Partners</a></span>, a fast-growing London-based <span...141 day 7 hours ago
+1Facebook Drops 5.5%, Is it at Risk?Mark Zuckerberg has just lost $3 bn as the value of FB dropped 5.5%. Investors worry that FB won't be able to maintain its stellar pace. Zuckerberg remains confident: [quote]But don't cry to Zuckerberg. Even with Thursday's decline, Facebook shares are up 15% year to date,...132 weeks 5 days ago
+1Are there any workout videos that you guys have found helpful?I was considering hiring a personal trainer as a second set of eyes for my workouts but until then I've just watched instructional videos on YouTube. Are there any channels that you've found to be helpful?131 hour 11 min ago
+1Moelis vs. Evercore vs. PJTAlready accepted an offer to one of these, but wanted to get the general perception of these groups. Had an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>, <span...133 weeks 2 days ago
+12017 Boutique IB SA CompReceived an offer from a MM boutique for summer 2017. Comp is 66.3k prorated. Already signed, but just wondering if this is below street. Seems kind of low to me131 week 1 day ago
+1Which to choose mid BB or top RxHey monkeys, I've been fortunate enough to get offers at a mid <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...133 days 17 hours ago
+1Discounted Cash Flow - Terminal ValueI am hoping someone can help me. Say i have a PV of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span>'s of £500,000 over 5 years, with the...132 weeks 3 days ago
+1Why are most US MSF Programs only one year? The majority of the US MSF programs that I have looked at start in the summer and end the following Spring. Does anyone else see the flaw in this? I understand that there are several reasons people would prefer a one-year program over a two-year program, chiefly time and money. However, I could...133 weeks 4 days ago
+1Bye Bye TPPHi Guys, It's official, [trump is gonna scrap the TPP](http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38059623?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central) on his very first day of office. What do you guys think about this? I understand...121 week 2 days ago
+1Best BB for IBD in APAC (HK/SG) 2016?What are the best banks in Asia right now for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>? Is <span class='keyword_link'><a...121 week 3 days ago
+1Right MSc school for consulting?Hey everyone! I'm currently studying BSc in best business school in Finland. My gpa is 4,6/5,0 and I will try to get it around 4,8/5,0 before I'm done with BSc. Right now my major is accounting but I'm planning to change it for MSc. I would like to study somewhere else...124 days 14 hours ago
+1Best REITs to work for?Can anyone please shed some light on the best/most prestigious REITs to work for? Trying to broaden my perspective as I'm new to the real estate finance world121 week 2 days ago
+1I think I'm blacklisted in the industry (srs)Sent well over 40-50 apps this Fall for SA positions that went into the abyss never to be heard from again. Decent qualifications (3.5 Econ/Math at semi-target, perfect SAT/ACT, boutique IB experience, etc) so it's not my resume...I think. Tried networking, and hit it off really well...123 weeks 1 day ago
+2When Friends Think TA is God But Refuse to Listen ...Do any of you have annoying friends who works a non financial job but trade and think indicators and flashing lights are the main driver of the markets. I try to explain to the, most funds don't use any of that, if you brought up any of that in a morning meeting you would get laughed at...111 week 5 days ago
+1From a shitty Prop Trading firm To top HF?Hey Guys! I'm planning to join a shitty prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> firm with my capital allocation, and will be getting series 57, 20:1...112 days 8 hours ago
+1Friend Says He Made $40K Off Commission For Raising Capital. Is this possible?Hey Monkeys, A friend recently told me about a part-time role he had at a local VC firm - the market cap of the portfolio companies is upwards of $1,2B. He told me that in his role, his job was to raise capital from investors for the firm, and he earned commission (I don't know what %)....113 weeks 5 days ago
+1UFC 205 Eddie Alvarez vs McGregor (Who wins?)UFC 205 tonight. You have Connor McGregor moving up in weight class to challenge lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. The event actually won't be in Vegas this time but in New York (Madison Square Garden). I saw McGregor's last fight against Nate Diaz, which ended up going the...112 weeks 3 days ago
+1How to "Just be Cool (JBC)" and not being weird? Hello folks, I am currently a sophomore at a non-target in the process of networking. As an add-in, I am also an international student, so at times, I would have a hard time understanding jokes. Going through the networking and interviewing, I understand being cool and not being weird are...101 week 23 hours ago
+1Summer Analyst Positions still AvailableDear All I'm currently a Junior at a semi-target, and I'm in a bit of a predicament. I've had superdays with 3 firms till date, and unfortunately, due to a combination of maybe not being as well prepared as my competition or just being unlucky, I've failed to convert any...105 days 1 hour ago
+1Reaching out after an interview Had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> interview last week and haven't heard anything back. Reached out to HR this morning and they haven't got back to me. The interview...102 weeks 2 days ago
+1HSBC IBD Asia (HK) - Any info?Hi, does anyone have information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...105 days 21 hours ago
+1Looking for advice from strangers re career pathSo I graduated this past summer with a shitty Liberal Arts degree from a decent school (T25 public). I started working at a primary research firm 4 months ago. I work in the hedge fund vertical, our clients are primarily Tiger cubs. We don't do <span...102 weeks 1 day ago
+1Reneging on a back office FT analyst job for a boutique IB offer?Hey guys, I recently interned in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> at a large commercial bank and ending up taking a full time job offer there a...104 weeks 5 hours ago
+1Twin Cities healthcare financeCurrently work in healthcare leveraged finance and looking to move to Minneapolis Saint Paul for personal non work reasons. I'd like to stay in the same role ( healthcare lev fin), but haven't found any shops that do that there. Anyone know of any? Any related opps (funds etc)? Has to...102 weeks 2 days ago
+1Cold Email Question....Are Monday Mornings really that bad?Title says it all. Ive seen mixed responses with this. Wanted to hear some opinions. Is a 7am Monday Morning email really that bad to do? In terms of success rate? Thanks guys101 week 5 days ago
+1Financial Analyst or Big 4I am starting of my career graduating from a non-target school with two different options and could really use some advice. One option is from a Fortune 100 tech company as a financial analyst role, and from reading the description it looks exactly like an FP&A role (P&L forecasting,...102 weeks 3 days ago
+1Maryland Masters in FinanceI am currently a civil engineering graduate from the University of Maryland, College park seeking to return to school to break into finance. I hopefully want to enter the <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 week 3 days ago
+1Return offer, different group?I'm interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> in NYC this summer. I was wondering if I earn a return offer, would it only be group...101 week 4 days ago
+1How knowledgeable is President-Elect Trump about technical aspects of development?At a ULI breakfast this morning, a panelist declared "Trump is not a real-estate guy; he's a marketing and reality-show guy" Do you think that's true? Do you think Ivanka and Don are really involved in the acquisitions process and follow the market?92 weeks 6 days ago
+1Success stories of anyone who recruited for PE as a 2nd year IB analyst?Curious to see how the process differs if you did not recruit during your first year and decided you want to do PE during your 2nd year. How much does top/mid bucket make a difference when talking to recruiters as a 2nd year? Should you disclose your base and bonus if it isn't the highest...92 weeks 3 days ago
+1William Blair Chicago vs Harris Williams Boston vs Lincoln International ChicagoThe title pretty much says it all. I've been researching/thinking this entire weekend about this and I'm quite stuck between WB and HW. Any input greatly appreciated.92 weeks 4 days ago
+1Have you been able to correct duck feet at the gym?I have been working out for a while now but I've noticed lately that my left foot turns out slightly, and my right foot a little less slightly when I'm lifting. I believe this is known as duck feet. Has anyone else been able to get rid of this issue?930 min 18 sec ago
+1Real Estate Modeling CoursesI'm thinking about getting a real estate modeling course for Christmas this year and have a few questions. For some reference I am a senior now and have signed to work in CRE Lending at a large bank next year. Aside from the practical used, I am also just kind of a nerd and enjoy learning...92 weeks 3 days ago
+1Stifel 2017 Summer AnalystHi, Has anyone heard back regarding a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...93 days 21 hours ago
+1Deciding on Offer from Wells FargoHi everyone, I'm currently a sophomore at a top 20 business school looking to go into investment banking next year. I just got an offer for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...92 weeks 4 days ago
+1What Happened to Barclays Sophomore Skills Program?So I checked online and could not find it anywhere but they had it last year. Did they cancel it? 91 week 2 days ago
+1JPM HK or MS SG? Both for SA IBDSee title. Which offer would you take? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> is generalist/SEA coverage. Am considering recruiting FT for NY after SA. 95 days 4 hours ago
+1Duke MMS program chances&perspectivesHey guys! Need some advice from you. I am an international candidate thinking about applying to the Duke MMS program. What chances do you think I have to get a place there and get a scholarship with the following profile: Undegrad GPA 3.55 (from a top notch business school in Russia, majoring...91 week 4 days ago
+1All Hong Kong S&T SA Summer 2017 This is for those recruiting for HK S&T SA 2017 to share their progress in the recruitment process. Feel free to share your interview experiences as well. 94 days 18 hours ago
+1How to keep my head-up?Hey guys, I've been at my consulting firm (more like staff-aug) for nearly three years now and I honestly hate it. I've been applying and got some interviews, but didn't walk away with any offers. I got another rejection email yesterday at a firm that I thought I had and it...93 days 21 hours ago
+1Is the SAT important? Wall Street Says Yes. Below is a snippet of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> job posting requirement for an Associate role. REQUIRED BACKGROUND: **Resumes without SAT...91 week 4 days ago
+1I WANT TO MOVE OUT OF INTERNAL AUDITI just finished my undergrad, and am currently enrolled in a two year rotational program for Internal Audit (4 months in). I feel i may have made a mistake, as i eventually want to move out of IA after the program, and make the jump into the finance world, or anything outside of IA really...92 weeks 4 days ago
+1Personal RE InvestmentsI know we all primarily speak of the large transactions and development going on throughout the country, but how many of you actually have your own personal real estate investments/portfolio? I've spoken to a few colleagues who have their own small portfolio of smaller MF complexes or a...96 days 20 hours ago
+1Morgan Stanley Global Capital Market 2ed Round InterviewHi, my fellows! I just get the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> Global Capital Market 2ed Round Phone Interview invitation in Asia. First round is more about the...94 days 14 hours ago
+1Non-Target Shop/School = No Chance?Hi guys, I am currently an intern at a small PE firm. I am getting good experience with acquisitions and deals. A co-worker recently spoke with the VP of a big bank, and he told him to not even try getting in the industry because he is coming from a no-name shop (our PE firm where we...92 weeks 1 day ago
+1Anyone Have Experience Interviewing for Rothschild NY?Would love any insight into what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rothschild" target="_blank">Rothschild</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...94 days 6 hours ago
+1HFF/Eastdil Viability in DownturnA lot of questions have been asked about CRE brokerage in general, but I'm looking for much more specific discussion. I currently work at a well-known asset manager (real estate FoF; one and a half years in) and am looking to make a move to real estate brokerage, specifically investment...81 week 4 days ago
+1GS thinks finance students are boring Opinions? [quote]Should you study finance or liberal arts if you want to get into Goldman Sachs? Jeff Goldenberg, a long-standing Goldman Sachs partner and head of portfolio strategy in Goldman’s private wealth management group, has come firmly down on the side of liberal arts. In an...81 week 2 days ago
+1BIWS - Accounting FundamentalsHi, I am about to purchase the BIWS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> & Financial Modeling Fundamentals Course. Therefore I wonder, if the accounting...82 days 8 hours ago
+1Help - JP Morgan vs. Wellington Management Research Hi all, Here's my situation: I have an offer for JP sell-side research. I also have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> with Wellington for <span...85 days 18 hours ago
+1IBD Offer decision help-Expiring soon<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...85 days 4 hours ago
+1MS Finance after MBA?Hello, Does it make sense to do an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance after an MBA with finance concentration? Also, my undergrad was in commerce. I'm in the top...83 days 14 hours ago
+1Rotational versus set-roleI am currently in a strategy and finance role with a F500 company and looking to move sectors. I am trying to move to a different sector in which I have more interest and was able to secure two offers, both with F500 companies. One is a well-known, established mid-career rotational program with...82 weeks 2 days ago
+1Best CFA Mock ExamHello everyone, I planning to take the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level I exam in December and want to take a few mock exams...83 weeks 3 days ago
+1Where to travel to?I am going to start a FT IB role in early January 2017 and I want to travel for ~2-3 weeks before then. I have not traveled anywhere substantial outside the US besides Mexico, and I want to make these 2-3 weeks really count and hit as many cool places as possible. I am willing to spend up to...81 day 9 hours ago
+1Recent MBA grad looking for PERE JobI am a recent MBA graduate from INSEAD looking to get a job in real estate private equity, ideally in acquisisitons/underwriting, and I am very flexible geographically. INSEAD is a perennial top 5 or 10 school, globally, but is not always well known in the United States. I was a commercial real...82 weeks 2 days ago
+1Dual internships. Conflict of interest? I'm currently a sophomore at a non-target with a 3.8 GPA and prior internship experience on an algo <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> desk at a fintech...81 week 4 days ago
+1Exit Opps into PE from RBCHey guys, So I will be doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> IB in NY after graduation, and I'd like to do PE after banking ideally. So which groups at RBC have...81 day 18 hours ago
+1Recourse vs Non-RecourseHow rare are recourse loans vs non-recourse loans in terms of percentages of total CRE loans(e.g 50%Recourse, 50%Non-Recourse)? 82 days 4 hours ago
+1What will be a good question when they ask you " do you have any question?" at the end of interview.Hi, I am a new graduate want to break into IB. I am always wondering what should ask interviewer at the end of interview. I don't know if you guys mind can share some sample question?84 days 1 hour ago
+1reneging tier 2 ibd offer for tier 1 ibd offerreceived offer a while ago at a tier 2 for ibd so I signed and accepted the offer, however recently have been made an ibd offer at a tier 1 (<span class='keyword_link'><a...82 weeks 6 days ago
+1Is Rates Trading dead?I recently accepted a position in a rotational program at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in Sales and Trading. I always had an interest in the more...81 week 2 days ago
+1BMO Thoughts Anyone have information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets" target="_blank">BMO</a></span> groups, culture, exit opps, chi vs ny? Appreciate any helpful advice.82 weeks 3 days ago
+1Western Dress BootsWhat do you guys think about wearing black western dress boots to work? I love my Lucchese's, and I can't help but ponder the concept of wearing some dress boots to work. I obviously work in the South, or I wouldn't bother asking. What are your thoughts? How acceptable? How high...82 days 5 hours ago
+1How fucked am I? Please help me plan how to get out of consulting and into PE. So, the prodigal son returns. I was on "the track" (a la the leveraged sell out article) but I fucked up and decided I wanted a "work life balance" and to go "travel around". I'm currently an M7 undergrad right now and I have a few consulting offers, though...83 weeks 5 days ago
+1Should I Transfer Or StayHad thoughts on possibly transferring lately. Currently a sophomore at Michigan State University. Got a 4.0 GPA freshmen year and currently headed toward a 4.0 for this semester. Extracurricular wise currently the Sophomore Class President and involved with Student Government. SAT score mediocre...81 week 2 days ago
+1Using LinkedIn To Contact A Hiring Manager ? Too Taboo ?For professional experience jobs (not grad role), would it be a good idea to send an email / LinkedIn message to seniors within departments that I am looking to break in to ? Theres not many roles up in my niche area at the moment, the few that are available tend to be too senior - & the...82 days 2 hours ago
+1MSF vs work at small firm then MBAI am a current senior at a complete non-target. I know it's early and could have more offers by graduation but my situation is this. I am considereing doing a MSF from Vandy, USC, <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 week 22 hours ago
+1Best snowboarding spotsI'm a fan of snowboarding, but I didn't start until a few years ago. I want to plan my winter out so I need some ideas on the best spots to find a bad-ass run. What's your favorite spots to hit the slopes? I've been mostly on the East Coast to places like Catamount and the...82 weeks 1 day ago
+1Incentives to become a REIT What incentives are their for a company to become a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>? In other words, how does a company like ProLogis...81 day 3 hours ago
+1How to utilize $100k cashHi, our family will be receiving about $180k. We are trying to figure out what to do. I am 59 years old and don't have much saved up for retirement (only about $30k in IRA account). We still owe about $183k in mortgage and have credit card debt of $50k (not paying too much interest as I...821 hours 32 min ago
+1IBD with Political Sciecne possible?Hi Is it possible to work as Investment Banker (M&A) when you have a Political Science Degree? I want to work for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>, Rotschild, J.P Morgan,...74 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Forbes Interview - Warren Buffett & Jay-ZI don't know if that has been posted before, but apparently Steve Forbes interviewed Warren Buffett and Jay-Z. While probably not the most educational in terms of finance, it is unwillingly comical to put these guys in the same room. https://youtu.be/sgAOJBFPI58 I wasn't aware...71 week 4 days ago
+1BMO v Macquarie Generalist offers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets" target="_blank">BMO</a></span>(chi) and <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 week 4 days ago
+1Need help with forecast - EBITDA, RevenueHi, may I know how can I forecast <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span> when there is not enough information...72 hours 30 min ago
+1Does Anyone Compete Athletically?I'm hoping to start training for a cycling race in the spring and wondered if anyone else does any sort of competition. Careers in finance obviously aren't the most hobby accommodating (I guess I shouldn't complain since I'm in AM), so finding multiple times a week to put in...72 hours 40 min ago
+1Goldman Sachs London vs. Morgan Stanley NY IBD SADear Monkeys, I would like to know the pros and cons of choosing NY over London. Obviously, both are excellent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> but...74 days 22 hours ago
+1KKR Credit - Special SituationHello everyone, Does anyone know anything about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span>'s Special Situation Group under its credit division? It seems like there is...74 days 15 hours ago
+1Accounting F150 -> MBA (Profile Evaluation) Stats: Age: Recently turned 24 Sex: M GPA: 3.1ish (general upward trend with really low 2.76 in final year) Ugrad: Top Canadian University (Bachelors in Accounting) <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 1 day ago
+1Negotiate Signing Bonus?In my 4th and final year of undergrad and received a full-time consulting offer from a big 4 firm. There is nothing regarding a signing bonus on the offer, so I am wondering if it is appropriate to negotiate for one or not. It is my only offer, so I am not looking to use it as leverage, per se....72 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Future of Energy Trading?Hey all, I am a recently graduated electrical engineering (power systems) student with an interest in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/energy-trading">energy trading</a></span>. During college, I interned at a...71 day 20 hours ago
+1Rezoning Investment StrategyI'm not really too familiar with development so sorry if this kind of sounds simplistic and dumb. But have you guys ever seen someone acquiring single family homes in a supply constrained market immediately after a rezoning decision has been made? E.g. part of Queens/Brooklyn gets rezoned...73 weeks 3 days ago
+2What would you think of an attractive woman with braces?So I had braces when I was a Freshman in high school until my junior year but I later lost my retainer on a vacation and my teeth have since shifted. I am now, at the ripe age of 25, considering getting them again. I am an otherwise very attractive woman (it's true). I considered...71 day 19 hours ago
+1Looking the partI will soon be a first year associate for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>. However, I have to look the part. I need some advice on what brand and color suits I should wear...71 week 6 days ago
+1Masters in Data & AnalyticsSo I will be applying to a Masters Program that is paid for by my employer. However, the program is in Data & Analytics at either Villanova or Ohio State. I'm unsure of the careers that can be followed with a Masters in D&A and was hoping someone could chime in. The company will...75 days 18 hours ago
+1Summer Internship Before Full-time MBB RecruitingHi guys, I am currently a Junior at a target school assessing options for this coming summer. I want to pursue <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> during full-time...72 weeks 3 days ago
+1Angelo gordon AM opportunity - Need advice!Having an opportunity at AG's AM group for their opportunistic fund. The job description is vague, but can anyone share some insights on what their AM group does? Is it operational level or strategic level AM? And will it help with transition to the acquisition group? Below is the job...72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Citadel vs Google offer adviceHi Everyone, I got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> FTAP and Google (for Software Developer position) <span...72 weeks 3 days ago
+1How to get seeded, we are actually delivering 50% a year based on back-studies that shows the same How to get seeded, we are actually delivering 50% a year based on back-studies that shows the same )73 weeks 4 days ago
+16 Months of Free Time - What to Do?Hey guys, So basically I'm a current senior graduating a semester early. I still don't have a job yet despite having <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 5 days ago
+1Monogram REIT (NYSE: MORE) - Trying to find out moreMonogram <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> the old -Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I. Does anyone know if they are a good/smart...74 days 3 hours ago
+1Big Four Transaction Services vs Corporate DevelopmentWanted to get some insights on potential career move - I currently work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>'s Transaction Services group and...71 week 3 days ago
+1Severance pay, Cap Structure, Cost of Capital - Should "Accrued Severance pay" be included in Debt?Hi all, 1. I am calculating a cost of debt for a company that has a significant position "Accrued severance pay" on its liabilities side (6% of all liabilities). Should these be included in Debt in calculating the cost of capital, that is in calculating the proportions...71 day 11 hours ago
+1Use of leverage depending on risk profile (core, core-plus, etc)Looking at this question in the context of a large institutional source of equity (i.e. direct pension fund investment such as CalPERS, STRS, etc). In the current market, is utilizing leverage for core investments appropriate? Non-core? 71 week 3 hours ago
+1Background Check Question - listed a super unofficial internship and proof required? UrgentHi there, I've been lucky enough to get an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>. Got my offer letter today and saw the background check thingy and was told I would...73 weeks 5 days ago
+1IB interview question : size premium when calculating the cost of equityHi everybody, Had this question during an interview (M&A internship)... did not answer excatly. When calculating the cost of equity (<span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1Seeking one more for 3 BDR Apartment in NYC - Jan 2017Me and my boy from college are seeking to move to Manhattan - I work in IB, he does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> Audit Looking at 3bdr...71 week 2 days ago
+1How to think about Growth Equity vs. Traditional PE?What are the key differences between each in terms of what you learn, what you do, and how you should think? Have read about the differences (G.E. being more early stage, less debt, etc) but am struggling to understand how different the job would be at a growth equity vs. traditional PE. Or...71 week 5 days ago
+1New WSO ServerHey guys! We are changing our server to a faster one so we'll be in read-only mode for the next couple hours. We'll be back soon. Thanks!75 days 54 min ago
+1PE Fund of Funds Co-investments and Secondaries Analyst Exit Oppsfjasd;flkajsdfa;sldkfjasd;flkjasdf;lakjsdf;alskdjfa;lsfjas;ldfjkas;dlfkjasd;flkjasdf;lkajsdf; Thanks73 weeks 4 days ago
+1Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of PE shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well.73 days 16 min ago
+1Discounted Cash Flow - Adjusting GrowthHi All, This is probably a stupid question. But is it normal for the valuation of a company using a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> to go down...72 weeks 1 day ago
+1Starting a Career in Investment SalesI recently graduated college and I'm considering an offer to work under a top investment sales agent in a big market (salaried role with potential for commission). The only problem is this is for a regional firm that is not well known outside the market I am currently in. I'm on...71 week 3 days ago
+1Asked to Cancel Vacation for Deal?Hi All, Posting under a burner account for anonymity, I'm usually fairly regular around WSO. Anyways, have a prospective question for everyone on this forum. I'm an Associate at a small lower MM PE firm(3 Partners, 2 Associates), been here for about a year now, performance has been...73 days 2 hours ago
+1IBD Associate (TMT) vs Corp Dev Associate (Tech/Media)tl;dr: Assessing career next steps. Pros / cons of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> associate vs. Corp dev. Like many of you, I've been...72 weeks 1 day ago
+1What are your thoughts on pension funds?Hi everyone, First time posting in this section, but been an active reader. I'm currently a mid-level associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 10 hours ago
+12 offers: which one to take?Big 4 senior here, and have been looking to make a transition into an fp&a role. I've gotten two offers so far, and looking for some opinions on which one to take. Comp is similar between them, so not as much of a factor. Offer 1) Financial Analyst role at a midsize (just over half...71 week 4 days ago
+1Which schools for master in finance in europe? I have a 3.0 GPA, major in finance, minor in statistics. Which schools should i apply to for MSC Fin? (EUROPE)73 weeks 5 days ago
+1Email analysis- Is this an offer?**Applied for this position through my school's career services direct link and have completed all rounds of the interview process. Just received an email from the HR a couple of days ago, anyone know if this email suggests that an offer is coming? Thanks! ** Thank you for your interest...76 days 9 min ago
+1Cornerstone vs Capital OneHi everyone. I have two offers that I am considering. One from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/cornerstone-research" target="_blank">Cornerstone Research</a></span> and one from <span...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1Should I add family office experience on resume? Would it be a good idea to add this temp/contract position I had for three months at a family office that makes private equity investments? Would it be frowned upon? This is really just for having an updated resume ready for IB positions. *Assuming I have relevant <span...73 days 3 hours ago
+1Big 4 vs "no name" Boutique M&AHey everybody, I'm currently applying/interviewing for M&A <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> (in Frankfurt, since I am in Germany). Would you...71 day 11 hours ago
+1Cornell Hotel School Hey everyone, I'm at Cornell in the ILR school and I am thinking about transferring into the Hotel school because I genuinely like the hospitality education. However, my goal is IB/Trading and I know people break into those fields from all the colleges at Cornell, and especially at Hotel...62 days 52 min ago
+1Calculating Cost of EquityHi, Bit new to all this and just looking for some help with a problem I have, which relates to determining whether a company should finance an expansion in a new market using equity or debt. Information I have about the company includes current share price, market capitalisation, P/E, ROE,...61 week 5 days ago
+1CRE Debt Questions/DiscussionI’d like to learn more about CRE debt and thought it would be helpful to start a thread here to share knowledge and ask questions. Here are some questions to get the discussion going. Hoping some experts can chime in… •In CRE acquisitions, what are the typical sources of debt used...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Would life be better if I just become a bartender?I've had a pretty good time in college so far, even at one of the top schools, and I come to realize through <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> that I...61 hour 37 min ago
+1Which is more prestigious: investment consulting vs private bankHey, I've seen a similar thread discussed before, though I want to specifically ask a question regarding exit opps and career trajectory. I go to a southern target, and have an option to join <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1Any Consultants in Austin or Denver?Hi all, I'm currently a NYC based strategy consultant, but considering making a geographic move in the next 2-3 years. Austin and Denver are very high on my list, but have some concerns about the smallish airports as I am on a typical M-Th travel schedule. Is anyone based in either...62 days 6 hours ago
+1Moving From Canada to Philly...Any Advice?Hi Everyone! I am living in Canada but will be moving to Philadelphia early 2017. Wanted to reach out to Philly natives for some advice: 1) Was considering renting a place in University City....sticking within easy/short commute to UPenn. Keep getting mixed advice about how far into...62 hours 44 min ago
+1"Operationally-Focused" PE Associate Roles - Marketing Chimera or Great Opportunity? **Are there any private equity associate roles where you can gain genuine "operational" experience? Or is this all B.S.?** Private equity funds like making the claim that they are "operationally focused" and that they do not solely rely on financial engineering to generate...64 hours 18 min ago
+1Recruiting cycle for ERWhen is the recruiting conducted for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> full-time starting positions (at <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 6 hours ago
+1[Citi/BAML] NYC vs. [MS/GS] HK for SAAfter fucking up what limited EB/MF interviews I had, seems like I'll be choosing one of the two options in the title for next summer. If my goal is to upgrade come FT recruiting, which one should I choose? I am bilingual/bicultural and have no geographic preference regarding lifestyle....64 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Brokerage out of college? Wheres best to startIf someone wanted to get into brokerage right after graduating, where is the best market and shop to do so? For those that have done so- how was comp? Just commission at first? Was this difficult?62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Stub bonus - Jan/FebFor the firms that pay them, how much are they typically and how much is dependent on performance or are they fairly standardized given the minimal amount of time you've been with the company? Are there buckets like with your full year bonuses? If you perform mid/bottom are you written off...63 weeks 3 days ago
+1What Elite Venture Investors read every morningAwesome interactive data included: https://public.tableau.com/views/TheMost-ReadBlogsofTheBestVCsintheWorld/Story1?:embed=y&:display_count=yes [quote]The blog recommendations were dominated by a few very popular blogs/newsletters: AVC by Fred Wilson No surprise here, Wilson is a...61 week 2 days ago
+1Advice to Lateral into Investment Banking?Hey guys, I'm a senior at a non-target state school and tried my luck at FT IB recruiting this semester. Although I wasn't a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...63 weeks 5 days ago
+1What would you do?Quick question for everyone on here. I was offered a boutique IB internship for the summer, but it is unpaid. I have opportunity with another boutique IB which is paid but not until late January. The problem is the internship that is unpaid wants an answer before January. Do I risk saying no to...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Is Johns Hopkins a total non-target?High school senior here. At the moment, I'm looking to pursue a career in finance. My high school is located close to Johns Hopkins and I heard that they like lacrosse players (I'm not recruited or anything), so I like my chances of getting into Hopkins compared to other top...618 hours 54 min ago
+1Faithless ElectorsSo how many republican electors are going to deflect and not cast their vote for the Donald when given the opportunity in December? There is so much division in the party that this scenario could very well become a reality. There are already a few lined up <p>Though to be fair there is...63 weeks 5 days ago
+1Do (E)Boutiques bring capital to deals?Hi all, I was just wondering about the following: In what way do places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 7 hours ago
+1MBB Rescinding Internship OfferHi I'm a college junior who was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> internship in their New York office for this summer. I go to a pretty hard school (think...62 hours 10 min ago
+1Which type of brokerage to utilize? 20-40 Unit MF complexAlthough this may be obvious to some, if one were to want to invest in a MF complex with about 20-40 units, what type of brokerage should one start creating relationships with to start combing through poential deals? Is HFF/M&M/Cushman way too big for those sorts of properties?61 week 5 days ago
+1Fidelity Equity Research freshman summer?Hey guys, so I am well aware of the difficulty of getting any relevant <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> as a freshman. But a close family relation is a...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1What is the difference between advisory and consulting? As the title suggests, what is the difference between those two? I am college student looking for a career at consulting but get confused between those two areas, especially at the case of <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 7 hours ago
+1IBD Interview Question: Can Enterprise Value be negative?I was asked by the interviewer if the enterprise value can be negative. I answered that if cash is larger than the sum of debt and market capitalization, enterprise value will be negative. However, the interviewer said that cash is already included in equity.... Not sure what he really wanted to...61 week 4 days ago
+130 year old at a loss of what to do with lifeContent minimum length is set to 100 characters. 51 to go. 41 to go. 33 to go. 21 to go. 11 to go. 1 to go. Content length (123) is fine. 62 weeks 4 days ago
+1Morgan Stanley Non-Core SchoolsDoes anyone know if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>'s <span class='keyword_link'><a...64 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Had first round with WF FAP, denied second, but just now emailed for another round? Title says it all, but I should note that I have already accepted a TS job at a big 4. What would you do?64 weeks 1 day ago
+1How many companies do you know?Hi all, I'd like to hear a few numbers about how many companies you cover on a regular basis, how many companies you get to know per year (which means you know them so that you could recommend the company for investing). And, do you think it is efficient to get know as many companies...61 week 1 day ago
+1Is Calculus One enough?Hey all, I am a freshman at a pretty good semi-target school that only requires Calculus I for it's Finance/Business Major. Once I finish Calc 1 I could be done with traditional math courses for the rest of my college career. I was just wondering if I should consider taking more math...64 days 9 hours ago
+1Off-Cycle Internship helpHello Guys, So I am currently a Junior wanna join IB industry. I applied for 100's of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> but have had no luck, not even a...61 day 15 hours ago
+1ARGUS Enterprise CertificationHi guys. I know this has been talked about before regarding the Argus Enterprise certification. I'm a first year undergraduate and obviously looking to be in Real estate in the capital markets sector. Ive taken the 2 day Argus class and planning to take the exam for the certification soon....61 day 18 hours ago
+1William Blair Chicago VS RBC NYC SAThinking which one would be a better experience for Tech M&A? M&A within tech group and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> has a M&A product group and...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1How hard is it to go from a financial controller role to MO?I was wondering if someone was lumped into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> accounting, in a Financial controller role how hard is it to move...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Applying for summer in the US?I am studying in the UK as undergrad, is it close to impossible to get a place in the US if I apply for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> there instead of London?61 week 6 days ago
+1Should I take it?I have an opportunity to interview within <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>'s Commerical Real Estate group with the <span...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Citi versus Evercore both LondonHi Monkeys, I received 2 FT offers as Analyst 1 in London <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>: - <span...61 day 1 hour ago
+1Bad luck FT Recruitment, Delay Grad?Hey All, I was unable to receive a FT investment banking offer this semester, and I am set to graduate in May 2017. I go to a target school, 3.5> GPA, good extra currics, and completed an S&T internship this summer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 2 hours ago
+1Do Firms Not Pay for Hotels?Do firms no longer pay to put you up in a hotel for Superdays? Call me entitled but I find it ridiculous that certain firms refuse to pay for any housing accommodations regardless of where they fly/bus you in from. At my last <span class='keyword_link'><a...64 weeks 7 hours ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 4 days ago
+1How much should I bend over backwards to schedule an interview?A firm proposed only a couple dates for me to come in for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span>. Problem is, I don't have any time those days between other interviews, classes, and...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1AM Internship Phone InterviewHi everyone, I have a phone interview for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 16 hours ago
+1Hedge Fund vs. Long Only CompensationFrom reading articles and posts it seems that compensation at long/short hedge funds is typically thought to be quite a bit better (as in much more potential upside) than a long-only fund. However, as an example, if we assume both fund A, which is a typical long/short equity fund, and fund B,...62 weeks 4 days ago
+1CB>IB>CB???...Long story short, I started off my career at a MM commercial bank, and laterald about 6 months ago to a boutique IB and I am now thinking about going back to MM CB, but at a larger MM firm. I'd be making ~$70k all in first year at the CB in a low COL citywith 40 hour weeks, 20 paid days,...63 days 2 hours ago
+1Lower position at BB vs Higher at BoutiqueHi all, What would you recommend for a 2.X years small <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> analyst: 1. Move to a <span...61 week 4 days ago
+1MSF student - late decision on bankingHey guys, I won't go into the full story, but I recently decided to go the banking route instead of consulting. I have a few years of data analytics experience and completed a small M&A competition this summer. I'll be graduating from my MSF program this spring. The school has a...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Morgan Stanley Phone Interview (RE)Have a phone interview with MSREI upcoming. Any insights on what to expect? Should I prepared for a lot of valuation-related questions? This is for Europe.61 week 6 days ago
+1Small PE shop with no associates so farDear monkeys, I have been approached by a headhunter for an associate position at a smaller PE shop (AUM ~ 1 billion). What really suprised me was the fact that they currently do not have any other associates: they have an investment team with 3 <span...62 weeks 4 days ago
+1Should I join Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society?My situation is that I'm currently a graduating senior at a Big 10 school with a signed job offer already (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span>/MO...63 days 5 hours ago
+1Getting bouncebacks from Wells Fargo Cold-emailing.Anyone gotten this from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>? I used the formats posted on this site and found online. [email protected]51 week 4 days ago
+1What are the typical restrictive covenants in hedge fund / asset management industry?What restrictive covenants do you have or have seen? Not work for 3 month, 6 months, 12 month for competition? What was your position? Paid (garden leave) or unpaid? Did you have or positive or negative experience? Did it hinder in any way your career transition? Was the restrictive covenant...51 week 1 day ago
+1BB Financial Analyst vs. Mizuho IB SA if End Goal is to Lateral to a Better Bank?Hey fellow monkeys, I can either take a summer financial analyst position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> or IB SA at <span...52 days 7 hours ago
+1Application to MM bankHi guys, discovered WSO a while ago and benefited a lot from it since, thanks all for the great input! Sorry I digress, as mentioned in title, I have a question about applying to an internship at a MM. To put things in context, I have recently accepted a <span...55 days 11 hours ago
+1Investment Banking to MBA FeederHey guys - So I've been lucky enough to get a Summer Analyst offer at an M&A group at a bulge-bracket <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>...53 days 1 hour ago
+1HELP Off cycle internship: BNP Paribas ECM vs. MM IB M&A (HL/William Blair/Baird/Piper Jaff) (Both London)hello guys, need some help as I currently have 2 offers for off cycle internship and I have to give the answer ASAP: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas in Equity Capital...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1How limited are your choices if you have a 700+ GMAT and a 2.5 GPA (for Masters in Accounting)I've decided that I'd like to come out of the wood work of entrepreneurship and sales, and will begin to apply for Masters in Accounting either in the coming year or next year. I've taken the <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 7 hours ago
+1Is an internship necessary for getting a FT offer in ER?I'm currently applying to MFin programs at top-10 schools (U.S.) and consider working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> or AM after the program. My...54 days 18 hours ago
+1Chances of getting into ER?Looking to potentially try to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>. My background is: 1) bachelor in finance; 2) master in accounting...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Is it normal to have 4 rounds of interviews at small boutique IBs?Just curious about the above question. If so, what's the most number of "formal" interviews anybody's had at a given firm (large or small)? EDIT: Keep in mind I work full-time and all the taking off work to interview is not unnoticed...why can't 3 interviews be...53 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Need an MBA to climb the ladder?It's all in the title .. Do people in PE need an MBA to get promoted to Principal, Partner after the associate stint? It's a bit unclear what happens after the associate level, you do 2 years in IB as an analyst, 2 in PE as an associate, and then what? do you need to get an MBA to...52 days 5 hours ago
+1Cold Calling or Cold E-Mailing?Bankers and PE people what is your preference? Would you prefer a cold e-mail or cold call from a student trying to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position?53 weeks 1 day ago
+1Information on Eastdil Secured Analyst hours/comp and its culture/reputation in the UK.Hello fellow primates, Have just been invited to interview for an Eastdil Analyst position in the London office and I am seeking the standard comp/hours/exit opps info for this branch. I understand they are new to the UK so there might not be many of you out there with direct/indirect...53 days 13 hours ago
+1HR: "Still interviewing other candidates . . . what are your thoughts?"Recently I completed two rounds of interviews for a position I'm very excited about, whereby I met the whole team. I received several replies to my thank you notes, each indicating I'd hear back very shortly. After more than a week of radio silence, I followed-up with one of the...52 weeks 5 hours ago
+1London All-In Analyst Comp?Just wondering if anyone has any info on London <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> All-In <span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1Private Funds Advisory Group?Heard about this group briefly in the context of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 1 day ago
+1Am I employable in finance?Hi everyone, Below is my story, hoping to make a transition into finance from advertising, and just looking for a reality check: - been out of school for 2 years - studied economics at UofT, gpa just shy of 3.0 - freelanced throughout uni as a developer - started an ad agency and signed...52 days 18 hours ago
+1Best Team At Morgan Stanley?A "friend" has recently received an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in NYC. Which team is considered the best there? Is it the M&A or an industry sector...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1I majored in biology and will pursue an MBA, how can I get into IB or PEI'm 26, majored in biology at a non-target undergrad (think Ohio State, Penn St. etc), did one year of a PhD in biology at a target grad (think Stanford, Yale, etc), and then quit the PhD program (scientific research wasn't for me) to work for a biotechnology start up for a year,...52 days 4 hours ago
+1Extra semester after accepting FTHey guys, so I am in a weird situation. I accepted a ft offer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> where I interned this past summer. I am slated to...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1Equity Research at a Bulge Bracket's Asset Management DivisionCan anybody provide color as to whether compensation for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> within a <span...51 week 6 days ago
+1Summer Advice Needed Hey guys, Need some advice for this coming summer. Have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> offer at an EB London office and also an offer...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1Out of curiousity..Consulting into IB into PE - possible? In IB currently**Experience ** 2.5 years of consulting (mix of operational, restructuring & IT strategy) at think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>,...52 days 8 hours ago
+1KeyBank SA vs Raymond James SAI need some advice on which firm to work for this summer in their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>. I would be able to get into Industrials at...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Anyone else get those job rejection letters that say they'll get back to you if things change?I have gotten 3 of those, two from applications and one after an interview. It is a very interesting e-mail, and I am not sure if they really think that they will come back to me if they can't find anyone else.51 day 17 hours ago
+1Black Friday Suit DealsHi all, have any of you heard of any good suit deals this black friday? Looking to expand the wardrobe. Thanks! 51 week 18 hours ago
+1Don't have any offers SA 2017Hi, everyone. I got a couple of first rounds with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> and (<span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1Fair Comp AdviceHi All, Getting a promotion soon because I'm 2 years in. I want to make sure they aren't going to promote just for the title and there will be a fair comp associated with it. I know in the banks they do <span class='keyword_link'><a...54 days 21 hours ago
+1Is bschool worth it for me? I'm now 4 years out of college and am thinking about whether business school is in the cards for me. I'm having trouble thinking this through on my own and would love to hear anyone's opinions. My questions are whether there would be any direct benefits for my career, and if not,...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1chances? non-target, sub 2.8 gpa, volunteer firefighterQuick question. So I'm in a very nice position where my work hours are not so bad as a software eng, and have the opportunity to join my local fire department as a volunteer firefighter. Which I plan doing. what I'm asking is which profile makes me more attractive to m7+Yale...51 week 5 days ago
+1delete this post -Curious question I had when I was on one of my insomniac late night searches through linkedin for people with a similar background as me who got into top MBA programs, I stumbled across a question; What are friends who drank almost everyday in Ugrad doing now? I was then, as if possessed like a...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Two different definitions of NWC?Need some clarity here The common definition on the internet is current assets - current liabilities, plain and simple. But am I correct that this definition is irrelevant in finance/valuation? In valuation, we use a modified verison of NWC that only includes cash / marketable securities...54 days 6 hours ago
+1help! what should i do??I am currently a freshman at a non target 4 years university and I plan to transfer to a target school for my junior year. I am wondering if I should transfer to a community college first during my spring semester of freshmen year because I am able to save a lot of money and it will probably be...55 days 2 hours ago
+1Future of Investment Banking in AsiaHi Monkeys in Asia, It seems like the outlook for Investment banking is pretty gloomy in Asia with news of Investment banking going on a downward spiral ([source](https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/investment-banking-activity-singapore-downward-082700057.html)) and Goldman sachs looking to...51 week 4 days ago
+1Anything still available? Junior URM Target 3.8GPATitle speaks for itself. Had a few interviews from hedge funds to consulting but no offers. I'm at a top 5 school, 3.8 GPA, boutique banking experience last summer with a return offer but I'm looking for a big name regardless of group within so I can leverage for an <span...52 weeks 5 days ago
+1Asset Management Lateral to Hedge Fund Hi Everyone, Recently signed as a 1st year research associate at a large asset manager (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span>/MFS/T Rowe)...55 days 20 hours ago
+1Is Networking Helpful at all for Goldman Sachs SA IB?I am a little confused regarding whether networking is helpful for any part of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> interview process including...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Undergrad PE Analyst Exit to Other PE Firms/MBA?I've read a lot about the pros and cons of beginning your career in PE straight from undergrad on WSO (no IB/consulting experience), but is there anyone who can share their experiences exiting from one after a few years? Particularly interested in those who jumped to another (larger)...51 day 4 hours ago
+1Maybe a stupid questionHi, Lately I was thinking about a standard interview question. "Please tell me what happens to all 3 financial statements if COGS decreases by x units (in this case let's assume that x=10), I think I have the answer but I would really appreciated if somebody can confirm / correct...52 weeks 5 days ago
+1Struck out in MBA FT recruiting - looking for advce2nd year MBA student at a top 15 program. recruited consulting and just couldnt seal the deal with any of the firms i interviewed with. on-campus full-time recruiting is pretty much over now and i'm wondering how to proceed next. i know there will be a lot of tech off-campus jobs that come...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Cold Call/Email AdviceHi guys! Just wanted some advice about cold calling/emailing boutique banks and PE firms - what would be the right procedure for a successful cold call? (i. e. who should I reach out to specifically, how to make the introduction) I have been compiling a list of firms near the metro areas that I...51 week 5 days ago
+1MBB Credit Card & Alt TravelI have just accepted an offer from an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> firm. I understand there are forums out there on the topic of credit cards already, but I wanted...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1VP in BB IB Networking ProblemI networked with a alumni VP from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB this summer and I emailed him through August and September, and talked on the phone...51 week 6 days ago
+1Matching Dress Pants?So this is a question that I've seriously struggled to find a good answer for. This past summer, I interned in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...53 hours 53 min ago
+1Cross-Department Networking with Alumni. yay or nay?I am networking when I apply for positions at certain companies. I found an alum who is a vp of sales and I thought about reaching out to ask him how he likes the company and the city he lives in. Given that I am taking a rather aggressive apply & say hi maneuver, I wonder if he would...52 weeks 1 day ago
+1BB IBD or corporate VCI have a strong corporate strategy background and am currently with a top tier financial services firm. Have an m7 mba as well. If my goal is to be a buyside investor making a decent amount of money, is it better to go into banking and try to shoot for a MM PE/VC or go into a corporate...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1London LevFin vs M&A Exit Ops/ Prestige (GS vs MS)As per the title, how do people rank exit ops of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 1 day ago
+1Does it matter how grey your suit is?Looking to buy a grey or charcoal suit, but there several variants. For example, you have light grey and dark charcoal. Does it matter how grey or the variant of charcoal your suit is? Can someone get away a light grey suit? I've attached an image that shows the variation.51 day 1 hour ago
+1Will this internship be useful? I got a marketing manager intern position at a small tech start-up that's experiencing a ton of growth right now. I work directly with the founders to bring new users to the site, and I also manage groups of younger <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1How much does a great freshman and/or soph internship help?Say you had a freshman and soph <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at a bb or eb for ibd, how much of an advantage would you be at for junior recruiting? I...42 weeks 3 days ago
+1Drink Recs for the Upcoming HolidaysOne classic staple during the holiday dinner parties are the wines. However, this <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/beer-cider-and-wine-for-thanksgiving-when-wine-isn-t-enough">article</a> claims: [quote]cider, craft beer, and whiskey have been on...41 day 1 hour ago
+1"Incoming Summer Analysts" & "Rising Analysts" Am I in the wrong to think that these LinkedIn titles are incredibly tacky? I think this goes into territory beyond "pride in accomplishment"43 weeks 3 days ago
+1Networking groups in NYCHey guys - anyone know of any good networking organizations to join in the NYC metro area? I know of ULI, NAIOP etc. Any more social ones ones? I've heard of NYPEN42 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Questions from a HS studentHello, I'm currently a Junior in High School in Germany, who's thinking about pursuing a career in finance, more specific IB. I did some research and found out that it would be best for me to set my goal on an analyst position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...41 day 11 hours ago
+1Tax Credits - DevelopmentHow do you go about checking tax credits available for developing properties for a certain area to see if your project is eligible? Interested for a city in South Florida42 weeks 6 days ago
+1What is the biggest sin for an active manager?In a recent survey, readers of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Institute Financial NewsBrief were asked, "What is the biggest sin...42 weeks 1 day ago
+1Could Anyone Lend Me A Hand With This Networking Strategy, Please?I am changing my job search strategy and am going to be reaching out to people prior to applying to a position in order to learn about the job, company and the people I would be working with. When **My Action Plan** I would probably reach out, then if they don't reply submit the...32 weeks 5 days ago
+1Patrick Bateman IRLhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/former-bank-of-america-banker-found-guilty-of-murder-in-hong-kong-1478594100 "Former Bank of America Banker Rurik Jutting Found Guilty of Murder in Hong Kong" "He had slit the throats of both women and put Ms. Ningsih’s body in a...33 weeks 4 days ago
+1Trump's vow to repeal Dodd-Frank Hey guys, so obviously one of the main items of discussion on Donald Trump's agenda as president is to repeal Dodd-Frank. Many executives have acknowledged that one of the reasons for low productivity growth in this low interest rate environment has been the pile of restrictions, the...32 weeks 5 days ago
+1Learning Real Estate DevelopmentI'm working on furthering my knowledge and especially hard skills. I picked up a textbook on RE finance and investments, but I'm trying to find a textbook that focuses on development. Just something so I can learn the basics of what goes into development and be able to start talking...31 day 5 hours ago
+1What's the biggest turnaround (personal or professional) you pulled off in your life, and how did you do it?Like the age-old cliche-but-quality interview question: "Tell me about a time you overcame adversity." Except you're pseudonymous on here and not battling HR. *Just saying.*319 hours 58 min ago
+1REIT/Private Market DisconnectEQR is down ~25% YOY yet it seems like luxury apartments in core markets (I can only attest for NYC) are completely unphased on price. Volume is down and properties are getting a handful of "real offers" as opposed to 20 but prices seem to be holding strong. Is this sustainable? Do...32 days 5 hours ago
+14 Skills for those going to/in collegeAn ex-Harvard admissions interviewer shares the 4 skills everyone should have by age 18. <ul> <li>the ability to manage money</li> <li>time management</li> <li>conflict resolution</li> <li>the ability to stay...32 weeks 4 days ago
+1Large Oil and Gas Company ValuationI was wondering if anyone had an example of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>/NAV/etc. valuation they conducted on a large oil and gas company...34 hours 16 min ago
+1CoStar vs. Real Capital AnalyticsMy current firm is looking to subscribe to some sort of real estate data service. As far as I know the two biggest players are CoStar and Real Capital Analytics. My previous firm had CoStar and I found their information to be a great starting point to get up to speed quickly on a particular...33 weeks 4 days ago
+1Help! Trying to Get my foot into the doorHello Guys, So, I am currently a Junior studying finance wanting to go into Investment banking. I have been looking for internship for summer 2017 but so far I have had no luck. I have no previous experience in finance and I do not have much knowledge about <span...21 week 2 days ago
+1Tesla Shareholders approve Solarcity AcquisitionAny thoughts with regards to the financial/legal implication(s) of this Acquisiton? Surely this won't end well. From Bloomberg: [quote]Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. officially moved beyond cars and became a clean-energy company Thursday, as shareholders overwhelmingly approved the...22 weeks 1 day ago
+1How to stay motivated in a boring projecthello everyone, I recently joined a tier2 consulting firm in M&A advisory and got staffed on a very technical IT project. The client and team is very nice but I find the work really boring and it is affecting my motivation to do great in this project. Any advice on how to stay motivated when...22 days 23 hours ago
+1Top B School from PE Fundraising/Private Placement/Placement Agent/Private Funds Group?Hey there, I was wondering how top B-schools would perceive an analyst experience at a top bank (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>, <span...21 week 2 days ago
+1What's holding you back from networking? #### **Reasons some people don't network:** * They don't like it for several reasons * They don't know how to get started * They are afraid they will mess up #### **What is keeping you from networking?** 22 weeks 44 min ago
+1Increased ProductivityAccording to this <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/3064480/work-smart/three-tips-from-a-neuroscientist-for-the-most-productive-multitasking">article</a> , three ways tips to increase productivity are to know your limits, take breaks, and to set reasonable expectations...23 weeks 6 days ago
+1Two quant interview questions (one stat, one programming) - need help!!!In statistics, linear regression refers to an approach for modeling the relationship between a scalar response variable and one or more explanatory variables. a) How would you construct a small data set (less than 50 data points) with 2 explanatory variables, such that both explanatory...23 days 18 hours ago
+1In-mailing HR after applying to a position?Too aggressive? Have any of you done this successfully? What did you say? I feel its a decent way to stand out but I'm not sure22 weeks 2 days ago
+1What is a good example of a charcoal colored suit?Looking to buy a charcoal colored suit, but haven't found a good example of it. People say stay away from black, but isn't charcoal close to black? can someone help me out?21 day 4 hours ago
+1IB Concern / Washington DCI am considering finance as a possible career path. My major concern is whether after working at a New York big bank for 3 years in IB would I be able to find any exit opportunities in the Washington DC area? I am OK with working in New York for a few years, but would ultimately like to return...26 days 6 hours ago
+1For People Aspiring To Network..Use All Your ResourcesI found myself in a rather unique situation the other night and thought I would share with the WSO Network.... About a week ago I ran into a guy I used to live on the same floor with (freshman year) in the library bathroom. It was nice to see him as I haven't in a while and thought it...21 day 23 min ago
+1How Bruce Lee helps to inspire innovationChanced upon this article detailing some of Bruce Lee's teachings and thought that it contained some pretty useful quotes which we could all apply to our lives. [quote] 1. "The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came...16 days 20 min ago
+1Where to intern during summer as a Freshman in College?Hello, so basically here's the problem. I'm a freshman in college and I live in NYC, currently I want to major as a Quant however I'm not sure how that's going to work for me or if I'll even be good at it. So basically I want to intern as something that'll help me...14 weeks 2 hours ago
+1Resources to Learn about CRE?I am transitioning over to CRE from the residential side originating loans. I am curious as to any materials that would be beneficial for me to learn more about CRE similar to how <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 5 days ago
+1Which Books Should I Read if I Want to Work in a RE Fund as an Acquistions Analyst?I'm a junior analyst doing appraisals for a JLL, CBRE or C&W type of company and I am interviewing internally in order to move there next year. What would be the best way to prepare myself?12 weeks 2 days ago
+1The Trump Effect on Markets: A Financial (not a Political) Analysis!<div style="text-align: justify;"> <i>I have political views, but I try to keep them out of my classes and my blog posts. I teach and write about <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 5 days ago
+1Top B School from Private Placement/PE Fundraising/Placement Agent/Private Funds Group?Hey there, I was wondering how top B-schools would perceive an analyst experience at a top bank (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>, <span...12 days 16 hours ago
+1Who else loves vintage cars?I love old cars. I've owned a couple '60s Mustang Convertibles, an Alfa Romeo Spider and currently have a couple '70s Mercedes. What these cars lack in modern conveniences (Bluetooth, GPS, etc.), they more than make up for in driving experience and *fun*. So, inspired by...15 hours 59 min ago
+1Perella Weinberg Partners and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & co. to CombineThere were rumors that PWP was looking into TPH and it looks like those rumors have been proven to be true. See the following link: http://www.tphco.com/perella-weinberg-partners-tudor-pickering-holt-co-combine/ [quote] Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”) and Tudor, Pickering, Holt &...12 weeks 5 days ago
+1best valuation website?hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some websites or books that are good to learn how to value stocks? preferably using methods that HFs use... thanks!13 weeks 6 days ago
+2Cyber Monday: $140 Joseph Abboud Suits (reg. $695)Hi Monkeys, Today, Men's Wearhouse is doing 60% off on their clearance suits, which luckily happens to include a few from Joseph Abboud. I've picked out two suits that are $140-- charcoal and navy-- that are relatively safe choices for interviewing in, or for first or second year...14 days 20 hours ago
+1Biggest risk you've taken questionFor a Risk Management position, how would you answer the question "what is the biggest risk you've taken?" Would like some guidance. Thanks!12 weeks 18 hours ago
+1trump on markets and investment banks clientshow will trump winning affect the markets and global economy, and more specifically <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and their clients? Thanks!13 weeks 3 days ago
+1Trump Presidency and the Future of Wall Street (more specifically IBD)Hey guys, Im sure that this has been already been explained throughout the past year but now that Trump will be the new president, what does this mean for Wall Street, investment banking (recruiting, upsizing, downsizing), PE, hedge funds etc? What can we expect? I know he talked about...13 weeks 3 days ago
+1Paid Interns Get More Job OffersIn a report by WSJ's Shayndi Raice, paid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> get more job offers than unpaid interns. This doesn't come as a surprise...13 days 23 hours ago
+1What I've Done in my PE Internship So FarAs a way to give back to the community I decided to give a quick rundown of what I have been doing in my PE internship this summer. Being an undergrad, and seeing PE from the inside is definitely insightful. Everyone's internship will vary, but this is how mine is...13 days 23 hours ago
+1Exit Opps: LifeCo Lending vs. CMBS?Considering options here. I'm really interested in the debt side and would be happy with either place, but I was wondering if there are significantly different exit opps if I ultimately wanted to switch to another company or the equity side?14 days 3 hours ago
+1Hilarious Consulting Memes / TumblrHi guys, Please enjoy this hilarious tumblr thread focusing on life as a management consultant. I found so many of these relevant. http://whatshouldwecallmgmtconsulting.tumblr.com/11 week 3 days ago
+1Will a Trump win slow economic growth?The 2016 election is upon us, with many speculations about the effects of a win on either side. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> claims that Trump's foreign policy, which...14 weeks 21 hours ago
+2If Wall Street Doesn't Work OutAs we conclude the recruiting season for SA positions, I know some people are still looking - have no fear Chiquita is still looking too This jobs requires the same if not more hours than IB so - if you really love the hours - here's a great job for you...03 days 20 hours ago
+1How big is your signature?TL;DR: Study finds that signature size signals sociable dominance and narcissism. [quote]When you sign your name, do you like to fill the available space with bold strokes or is your personal scribble a more modest mark? A group of psychologists from Uruguay, the Netherlands and Curaçao say...01 week 2 days ago
+1Janus Capital 2016 Investment OutlookNot sure if any of you monkey's subscribe to Bill Gross' investment outlook, but I thought it worth sharing and have attached the November 2016 write-up. Thoughts? Are there any investment write-ups you subscribe to?02 weeks 3 days ago
+1Assassin's Creed MovieAnyone here excited for the Assassin's Creed movie to come out on Dec 14? I was never that much into the games, but maybe the movie will surprise me. https://youtu.be/IP3pHwh8kq402 weeks 2 days ago
+1Goldman Sachs Onsite interviewI applied for a Tech internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>. I did a coding challenge and got an invite for a hirevue digital online interview. I did the hirevue interview 2...01 week 6 days ago
+1salaries database: direct investment @ pension fundsif this has already been shared here, feel free to ignore or delete but you can see what direct investment guys are paid (can search by the person's name, title, etc) at public pension funds across the nation: http://pension360.org/pension-staff-salary-database/ 04 days 19 hours ago
+1Transferable skillsI need advice finding transferable skills coming from retail management and going to a homeless shelter housing specialist/ case manager02 weeks 2 days ago
+1God Bless The DonaldMy boy Trump is the MAN. He's what I call a good hombre. After becoming our commander-in-cheese, he's going to grab the world by the billy bush. He also has the deepest respect for women...Make America Date Again. I'm looking forward to the new location of Trump Taj Mahal...04 weeks 23 hours ago
+2Dating future banker boy: get out now? or stick it out? Hi WSO, So we're both seniors in college, have been dating for about 8 months and things have been getting more serious (ie love / long term). He's locked in for an investment banking job in NYC (i'm looking for jobs in NYC as well, non-finance) and we're starting to talk...385 days 8 hours ago
+2Investment Banking or DoctorHi everyone - posting for a mentee I'm helping out Essentially I am pre-med and recently interned at a prestigious US <span class='keyword_link'><a...302 weeks 1 day ago
+3Networking with Men vs Women?Is it just me, or is networking with male bankers 1000x more enjoyable/easier than with women? (No, this isn't a "sexist" post, considering I'm female writing this). I just prefer to network with guys over girls any day they just seem easier to talk to/get along with. Thoughts?254 days 19 hours ago
+1Jamie Dimon for treasury secretary? Thoughts? Cares? Concerns?Jamie Dimon for treasury secretary? Thoughts? Cares? Concerns? How big a bull is in the china shop? Would love to hear the pros and cons. From Reuters: [quote]Chief Executive Jamie Dimon may still be in the running to become U.S. Treasury secretary, Fox Business Network reporters said on...182 weeks 1 day ago
+1Thinking about Trying a Matchmaking Website... Did any of you guys try a matchmaking website before? No, not Tinder, OkCupid or Coffee Meets Bagel.. I am talking about a legitimate matchmaking website where you pay a professional a fee to find you potential mates based on your preferences, deal breakers and pet peeves. Would...154 days 16 hours ago
+1I'm hopelessly in love with someone who cheated on me and left meThanks for reading in advance. Basically the title. I'm 22 and I've known this guy for 2 years. During the 1st year, he cheated on me and when that didn't work for him, he became interested in sister of the girl he was cheating on me with and also had random 1 night stands...152 hours 30 min ago
+1Hotel industryAnyone here familiar with hotels/hospitality industry? I've been put on a project of my firm of maximizing the value of a hotel we just purchased right nearby our corporate campus. I will be working with others to provide a business case on the best way to operate this non elite chain...1418 hours 40 min ago
+1Recruit for PE now, or wait and lateral?I'm trying to get thoughts from people that have gone through lateralling or PE recruiting on the best route to take for my current situation. I'm at a no-name boutique. About 35 people and we do about 1 deal a month usually in the 10-50mm range. The seniors are all top guys that...121 week 4 days ago
+1Best background for PEGuys, what is the best background for getting a job in PE: investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>, or <span...121 hour 40 min ago
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