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My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessMod Note (Andy): Make sure to see Northsider's response to this post in the comments or by clicking <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/response-to-my-private-equity-recruiting-process">here</a> I am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers...5352.53
What You Should've Done by 21: a Controversial Guide to a Realistic Outlook<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 7/11/12.</em> I promised a few people some long overdue wisdom, but haven't had the motivation lately to actually write something up. But after reading <a...12144.21
My not-so-secrets to success<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em> In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....8237.82
DCF Myth 1: If you have a D(discount rate) and a CF (cash flow), you have a DCF!Earlier this year, I started my series on discounted cash flow valuations (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>) <a...1616.16
Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... <!--break--> <a href="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ .jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo"></a>5014.50
My Dating PhilosophyI figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and since people have some strong opinions about this it might lead to something interesting. Besides which a lot of the folks on here who are even younger than I am(or have less...10114.01
Quitting time - views on how to leave your jobI've been exchanging PMs with a fellow poster who didn't like his current role and had the good sense to line up another job. With his permission, I've pasted below the advice I gave him on how to tell his current employers that he's exiting. I've made a few tidy up...2713.27
From a Paper Mill to Call Centre to Back Office IT to Equity ResearchI posted this in a reply to an earlier thread but thought it may be helpful as it's own topic. I have recently made this jump so maybe this can help. Sorry for the long post but it's all relevant to how I made it to <span class='keyword_link'><a...2811.28
How to Increase Your EQ Score: Emotional Intelligence 2.0This is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...119.11
Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE <span class='keyword_link'><a...547.54
Response to "My Private Equity Recruiting Process" Mod Note (Andy): <em>This comment by @Northsider was posted in direct response to @Candor's post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/my-private-equity-recruiting-process">"My Private Equity Recruiting Process"</a></em> Having been...157.15
Learn How to Decode Body Language from an FBI GuruThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...137.13
AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors...386.38
Shadow Insurance 101: The downfall of the insurance industry?I work in the insurance sector, primarily dealing with derivatives and collateral needs for institutions. I haven't seen much on this site about the insurance sector in particular...though there has been some talk about <span class='keyword_link'><a...166.16
But why aren't there activists?A recurring theme to many of my posts on small caps is the reader question "Why aren't activist investors involved?" For a lot of small undervalued situations the solution to undervaluation looks simple on paper. An activist investor buys shares, they distribute or sell assets...66.06
What's the hardest interview question you were ever asked?<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 6/4/12.<em> <em><strong>Andy note:</strong> some of the quotes below were published on CNBC / Yahoo awhile back: <a...2935.93
Why I Bought A House<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap</em> Some context is needed. Yes, I...445.44
10 Benefits of Working/Living Abroad, Part 1Here are some things I thought of that the younger monkeys may enjoy to read. A few notes about my bio are at the bottom of the page. If you are a single male (no children) with the ability to earn dollars/pounds/euros remotely, the world is your oyster, here's why: <ol> ...435.43
Finished Busy Season in B4 Audit: AMAHi all, I'm about done wrapping up my busy season and as such, I'm open to answering any questions people may have about working in Big 4 audit as a first year. I know some senior associates have done an AMA, but I haven't seen one for first years, so if anyone wants to learn...454.45
"RBS Is Going To Go Ahead And Take Those First Year Job Offers Back"Ouch.... Will this happen at any other banks or just RBS? Anyone personally affected by this? Is RBS a sinking ship? From NYT Dealbook: [quote]“Hearing from incoming summer analysts (now soon to be full-time hires) that their offers were rescinded and they were all given a 10k...354.35
The Aging of the Tech Sector: The Pricing Divergence of Young and Old Tech CompaniesAs the NASDAQ approaches historic highs, Apple&#8217;s market cap exceeds that of the Bovespa (the Brazilian equity index) and young social media companies like Snapchat have nosebleed valuations, there is talk of a tech bubble again. It is human nature to group or classify individuals or...64.06
I miss the 90s/ early 2000'sThat was, in my opinion, the GOAT time period for music: - Incubus - Staind - Vertical Horizon - Linkin Park - Puddle of Mudd - Nirvana - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Lenny Kravitz Etc. Every time I just lay back and listen to any of the above I have an eargasm. Post your favorite...743.74
What Do Guys Like to Eat?So, I've been thinking about this recently... I'm content being single right now because I have so much going on, but I do want to eventually get married one day and it seems that, regardless of how successful a woman is, it is still important to have some domestic skills and it seems...433.43
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...343.34
Hedge Fund Reinsurance: Why hedge funds care about (re)insuranceThere seemed to be some interest in my previous article, where I gave a very basic outline of what the New York Department of Insurance calls ‘Shadow Insurance’ transactions via the use of captives. Given the interest in insurance as a topic, I have decided to test the waters again write...93.09
The value imposersI was riding on a ski lift with an apparently successful investor from New Zealand. Each January he flew to Utah to ski for three weeks with his family. I couldn't even imagine how much airfare and lodging must have cost. Our conversation naturally drifted to investing. He asked what...53.05
I Guess That's One Way to Pay for College<em>Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 2/11/14.</em> God, I love the free market. This is absolutely hilarious. Call me old fashioned, but I look back with fondness on the days when a guy could walk into just about any strip club and witness the cold war...1632.63
This is what we imagine when you kids ask "should I start my own fund?"From the WSJ (link inside the post) "Would-Be Financial Whiz Is Charged With Stealing From Investors" The emails to clients are gold. "you idiot f*ck" / "I'm a human being" / "you know that I love you" To anyone out there wanting to start...622.62
Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...502.50
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...402.40
Welcome to the New Wall Street Oasis!After many months and many hours toiling away, we are finally here, a new and improved WSO. Here are a few of the benefits you should enjoy: 1. Fully adaptive theme so that the site works great no matter what device you are on (smart phone, tablet, desktop) 2. Stronger server to speed...1402.40
Ask Me Anything: First-Year at MBBHey WSO, I used to be fairly active on this forum but ever since I started at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>, I got way too busy (no surprise there). I'm about...1392.39
Ask Me Anything - Federal Consulting at a Tier Two FirmIn light of the posts I've seen here and there regarding federal consulting, I figured I'd give a shot at an AMA. We all know that commercial consulting has all the glamour, but federal consulting *can* be just as glamorous. I say *can*, because it is very easy, in my experience, to...372.37
Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342.34
New Credit Suisse CEO effects on equity research? (and IB as a whole)Hi guys, As many of you may know, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>'s CEO Brady Dougan is being replaced by Tidjane Thiam in June, and many analysts are...302.30
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...192.19
when is the proper time to add "no longer a virgin" to my linkedinWill this help me get into S over H and W since I was only accepted into Dartmouth instead of HYPS? Please help. Also , which hole is the right one? Thanks for your assistance 172.17
IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!<b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company...162.16
The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...132.13
Goldman Releases Millennial Research<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> released <a href="http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/outlook/millennials/index.html">this...112.11
Distressed Debt Analysis: Strategies for Speculative Investors BOOKHi, I finally got the book: Distressed Debt Analysis: Strategies for Speculative Investors PM me if you need it! Please let me know if you also have any interesting books, sharing is caring! :) Best, K42.04
Rate my MBA Chances (MSF Grad/3yr WE)Hi guys, A little bit of background: 3.1 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> from well-respected but generally unknown university in...22.02
The painful reality of graduationFellow second years, believe it or not, graduation is not too far away. It hit me this past week that it's almost over, and I'm slipping into quasi-depression. No more epic traveling and parties with dozens of classmates, waking up at noon with no responsibility, doing whatever the...871.87
Corporate Jargon That You HateLet's hear examples of the kinds of corp-speak/jargon that you guys hate. Mine would have to be any word or phrase that is modified with the word oriented. For example, I heard this shit-stew of a sentence last night at a conference, "Oneguy, a non-success-oriented person, can't...731.73
Who are your favorite comedians? I've been getting more into listening to good comedy lately. I listen to the Joe Rogan podcast a lot and he interviews a lot of comedians so usually i'll check out their stuff after if I thought they were funny. Louis CK is an obvious one, but who do you guys like? Here are some...511.51
27 years old, making $200K+ with 45-50 hour week in regional corporate banking - do I switch to IB "for the future"?All, Curious of the opinion of some of the more tenured folks here. I'm at a regional corporate banking/commercial banking group at the associate level with not amazing brand, think <span class='keyword_link'><a...421.42
2.5 years in Big Four audit: Ask Me AnythingI was recommended to do an AMA thread by the good people in this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finished-busy-season-in-b4-audit-ama While as that one was from the perspective of a first year auditor, I myself am a third year one (well 2.5 years in). As background I work in...331.33
Name your favorite high quality value companies!I would like a debate about high quality companies, that are offered at a reasonable price. Preferably non cyclical companies. I would say Nestlè fits this description. They have proven long-term growth above average, sells products world wide, a strong brand name and somewhat controls...311.31
AMA: BB IBD Associate, HS GPA< 2.0, UG GPA < 2.5I am entering a Bulge Bracket this summer as an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> Associate My HS <span...281.28
Can QE save the Euro?After sustaining long disagreements with German leaders, the European Central Bank finally announced Draghi&rsquo;s victory with <span class='keyword_link'><a...261.26
18 Months - Need Some DirectionHey Fellow Monkeys, I could use some advice. I'll try to keep this somewhat brief, and appreciate any and all input. In about 18 months from now I will be making some sort of career change as my wife will be finishing her grad school, but I am contemplating what this change will...251.25
The dirtiest word an investment banking analyst hopeful can ever hearCould it be described as "filthy, foul, vile, vulgar, coarse, bawdy, naughty, saucy, raunchy, rude, crude, lewd, lascivious, indecent, profane, obscene, suggestive, cursin, cussin, or swearin"*? No, but hearing it may induce you to use language that could be all of the above. The...151.15
WSO Undergoing Massive Site Upgrade & Redesign Starting Thursday March 26 at 8:00am ESTDearest Fellow WSO Primates, the time has come to take WSO into the 21st century. Starting <strong>Thursday, March 26 at 8:00am EST</strong> the live site will be "frozen" for several days (potentially through the weekend). <strong>This means that you can...131.13
PTJ Decries Income Inequality at TED 2015This one might not be up long, so check it out while you can. Paul Tudor Jones basically lambasting capitalism as it exists today and talking about all the negative externalities that are likely with the current wealth gap. <iframe width="560" height="315"...121.12
MBA after undergraduate for Military VeteranI’m currently attending a target school in CA (think UCLA, Berkeley), and I’m also a military veteran (Enlisted). I’m 27 years old, and I have found it difficult to compete with 20-year-old kids that have more finance related <span class='keyword_link'><a...101.10
"Billions" - a new series about hedge funds is coming to Showtime in 2016I just saw this article posted on Business Insider. Showtime will be airing a series written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The cast seems strong based on the mention of Giamatti, who likely won't be drinking any f%cking merlot, and Damian Lewis, the guy from...101.10
Morgan Stanley Hunger Games Parody VidInvestment banks probably shouldn't make parody vids. This is one Morgan Stanley made (and then ultimately decided against showing) for their manager's...91.09
Exit Ops from Workout/Restructuring Group at BBAnyone know what exit ops are for distressed loan workout / restructuring group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>? Could this lead to an investment role...91.09
The Pro's and Con's of being part of a start classWhen you start your first job, chances are you aren’t the only one starting with the firm that day. You are one of many that make up the analyst class for that particular year. However, this is not the case for all jobs. While you may be one of the many new hires at a MM/<span...81.08
My shoulders look like Bacon.Random title, but I bought three solid suits from Brooks Brothers about 6 months ago. Two are a really nice Madison fit. All very nice quality in terms of the material and craftsmanship. The only thing bugging me is that the tailor may have screwed up on the shoulders a bit. He did put in the...71.07
2015 Preqin Global Real Estate ReportDoes anyone have a copy of the 2015 Preqin Global Real Estate Report? Willing to give multiple SBs! https://www.preqin.com/item/2015-preqin-global-real-estate-report/3/1060871.07
How is Credit Suisse Holding Up in LA?Going through the forums, it looks like people were talking, especially around 2013, about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> LA going downhill. I know that they used to be one of the...71.07
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Investment/Development Analyst vs. Asset Management AnalystWhats the difference? Im just having a slightly difficult time differentiating especially since sometimes job descriptions between both sound very similar. Thanks monkeys! 51.05
Thoughts on EnscoIt seems like Ensco is priced for the mid-term, one to two, maybeee three years. I've done my own analysis and tried to confirm it with seekingalpha but I value your opinions more highly than those on SA. The oil industry is somewhat volatile, but I have little doubt oil prices will come...51.05
The Best Resume and Cover Letter Posts on WSOMy whiz kid content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again; he compiled a list of the top ranked Resume and CL posts on WSO. Enjoy! Are you in search of some resume and/or cover letter help? Check out WSO's 1-on-1 <a...51.05
6 Points To Remember When Negotiating A Salary Raise<a href="http://www.300hours.com/contributors.html">By Sophie</a> It's ironic that we're never taught about negotiations in classes. I suppose it was something where actual practice is needed, but it certainly helps to have some guidelines or emphasis on it...51.05
Do You Play Ice Hockey?If don't, and you're planning on attending a top MBA program, now is the time to start. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-09/understanding-the-business-school-obsession-with-ice-hockey">If a recent article in Bloomberg</a> is to be taken...51.05
I hate my job...My job is so fucking unbelievable. I'll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with: First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on makeup. She is...51.05
Tear apart final resume draft for IBD Analyst positions!!!!! Will award SB for any help!! Thanks.Hi, I'm a Semi-Target graduate applying for first year Analyst roles in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> (London). I have received...41.04
PE / Hedge Fund out of UndergradHas anyone heard of several megafunds starting to hire directly out of undergrad? I had a prominent megafund (~$50B AUM) come to my school privately and not through the school's career center saying they would no longer be hiring analysts out of 2 years in investment banking. They claimed...41.04
3 Reasons Why Kentucky Won't Win the NCAA Tournament<em>This article was first published on <a href="http://www.numberFire.com">www.numberFire.com</a></em> <p> Kentucky is really good. We already know that. In fact, based on our in-house <a href="/info/glossary/">nERD </a> metric,...41.04
Resume for Trading need some advice please!Hello everyone, I'm a second year student at a top university in Italy. I'm looking for my first <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in <span...31.03
Whistle-blowers' Read the Fine PrintThere is a new probe that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is conducting among companies with whistle-blowers. In a Wall Street Journal article, companies are now trying to find ways to block whistle-blowers from contacting the government about wrongful doing. The SEC has sent...21.02
Investment banking dead?I'm a foreigner student in singapore, Its TOTALY a banking industry, in the past few years, their GDP dropped to almost half and all the top investment banker friends i/my father have only suggest that for someone to come here (or in this shrinking industry) doesnt make sense anymore and...11.01
I'll work at Abercrombie & Fitch this summerI already have investment banking experience to add in my CV, but it was just 6 months as an intern. That's all my work experience and I couldn't get any offer related to finance for this summer... Should I also add in my CV that I'll work as a shop assistant in an A&F...11.01
You're Having a Better Day Than THIS GuyI know, two posts in one day. Just couldn't resist throwing this one up. You can almost <em>hear</em> the moment his life comes apart: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FFVkhcp-Rgo?rel=0"...11.01
World's Largest Hedge Fund Shifts Strategy To Artificial Intelligence[quote]Ray Dalio’s $165 billion Bridgewater Associates will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month with about half a dozen people, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The team will report to David Ferrucci, who joined Bridgewater at the end of 2012 after leading...01.00
NYC Summer Intern Facebook GroupIf you are looking for housing suggestions / roommates / have questions about the summer in NYC, join the FB group. It's pretty helpful The group is called "NYC Summer 2015 Interns"01.00
What I Learned While RecruitingI have recently gone through recruiting for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and after a rocky start and many slight depressions, I finally was...01.00
Potential meet ups in Salt Lake City?How many folks on this forum are working in SLC? There's several major banks located downtown so I'd imagine at least a god few of you. Anyways, I saw some other threads of people organizing networking events at bars and clubs in NY, London, and other cities, so I'd figure...01.00
Hit Pause when you get Overwhelmed (and other tips)Recently an analyst in my office was obviously overwhelmed. History showed that this analyst was a very high performer, but something was off as his work product was subpar and he was being short with all of us. I asked him what was up and he said, "I can't get everything done, and the...01.00
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The GM Buyback: Beyond the Hysteria!Here is a script for a movie about the evils of stock buybacks, with the following players. The <i>victim</i> is an <u>well-managed</u> company in a business with <u>significant growth opportunities</u> and <u>profit potential</u>. The company has...01.00
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Is anyone going to buy the iWatch?Interested to hear all of your thoughts on the Apple iWatch. It is available in a month and I think it has the potential to be a very cool product. If you see someone wearing one, what will your first thought be? <!--break--> 730.73
Would You Respect a Female Boss?So, obviously ibanking and the finance/ investment industries in general have a disproportionately higher percentage of males in leadership positions. I'm curious to know if anyone here has a female boss, and how that has impacted the culture at your firm. For those of you who don't...670.67
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
Our Questions for the Street; Are we the weird ones or are they just ignorant simpletons? Have you asked this question (in the title)? What hasn't been talked about since the crisis is the stupidity or simplicity of 90% of the population (I'd go so far as 95%) and their lack of will to be better, to learn new things. They don't care whether it is right or wrong....150.15
Why are people picking banks based on exit ops?I don't get it. Are people really sad with themselves for doing Lev Fin at Deutche Bank because they couldn't get into M&A at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...130.13
I preferred older version of WSOI dont want to diss the new site, but honestly I preferred the old site. It just seems like its harder to read with this interface. Please dont throw monkey shit at me for this, was just really wondering if anyone else felt this way. Also, I have to admit I'm very bad at dealing with tech...20.02
Value of DU MSF?So, I've got a bit of a situation on my hands. I'm 29 years old, 5 years combat military experience....and I have not been able to get into any MBA program in the top 30( stats: 710 <span class='keyword_link'><a...56-0.44
CFA Level 1 study hours with finance background?Hi Monkeys, Since I'm in the last semester of b-school, and secured a ft ibd job, I have a lot of time on my hands and thus I'm thinking of studying for <span class='keyword_link'><a...34-0.66
Help w/ goldigger?I'm relatively new to the whole gold digger dating game. I recently met this girl in an upscale LA bar and she was obviously into my money. After we talked she came back to my only apartment and she spent the night. When we woke up I just stayed in bed because that was my first day off in 2...28-0.72
Music to pump yourself up and combat sleepiness before interviewsAny suggestions? Got Sweatpants (Gambino), January 28th (J. Cole) and NYC (Brolin) so far...22-0.78
Is freshman year too early to start networking?Hi, I am a freshman at a non-ivy target, and I have recently compiled an alumni contact list, mostly including people working in <span class='keyword_link'><a...19-0.81
Any Myers Briggs Personality Test Takers On WSO?Would like to meet some INTJ or ENTJ on the site. Or some other personality types too! I am ENFP. 19-0.81
Ask me anything - IB CEO and Cat Lover ExtraordinaireHi WSO, Long time reader, long time poster. Thought i'd introduce myself. Ask me anything. I love to stick my finger in cats assholes. Cheers, Chris16-0.84
Dating Jewish Men?After realizing that the last 4 out of 5 of my "celebrity crushes" have been successful Jewish/Israeli men, I would like to try dating one. However, It seems like the Jewish community is very tight-knit, how do I infiltrate their circles an let them know I'm interested? I only...16-0.84
Stanford grabs #1 spot over HBS and Whartonhttp://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings?int=9dc208 I wonder if this is a result of the increase interest in tech/startups over banking.15-0.85
Books about distressed debt?Hey Guys, I'm really interested in learning more about distressed debt investing. In my mind it seems like you are giving money to someone who cant really afford to say no, which would give you insane leverage when negotiating terms. Right? Anyways it seems like a really cool subject,...12-0.88
What are the main model of excel used by a equity research or analystMay sound trivial but i diden't attend a good business school and then i don't know nobody, there could be similar post but i think no recent ones. what are the most fomous model that a <span class='keyword_link'><a...12-0.88
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Ellen Pao trial heating upWhat's everyone's take on this situation? I just started reading about it today and it sounds like Pao is a serial complainer/whiner in the workplace. In typical female fashion, she does not see anything wrong with her behavior or her decisions. No accountability whatsoever. Just...8-0.92
Increasing my prestige?What are some good ways to incrementally increase your own brand prestige? I was thinking: - Getting the "500+" connections on your Linkedin profile. To build on that, make connections with a good roster of Megafund PE or similarly pedigreed friends and then allow people to...8-0.92
Best/more recent pickup line used?Most recent: She seemed pretty innocent so .My Apologies if it seemed like I was staring( I caught her eye few times), I was just admiring, You're really pretty. None of the ones I've used actually qualify to be the best haha, still new to the game :) Whats yours?8-0.92
When's the right time to get "incoming investment banking summer analyst" business cards made up?Not trying to sound like a little bitch but a lot of people have started updating their LinkedIns and I'm concerned that some people may not use LinkedIn that regularly. I was thinking I could get business cards printed up using my future IB's logo and "Incoming investment...7-0.93
Request for a WSO article: Read more InsideIt would be nice to have an article on being able to talk intelligently about what is going on in the news, and economy. They don't teach you this in school. The article should include: How to be time efficient in picking the articles you read. Understanding the Key points. And, what to...6-0.94
What are my chances for getting in? Can you help? (On old one but a good one) Thanks!Age: 27 @ Application Time Undergrad: Michigan - Ross, 3.7 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>, Focus in Finance Career: FP&A roles at...6-0.94
Any tips for ending LTR?Okay so I've been in relationship with this woman for a long time. We grew up together in Brisbane. I've worked overseas in IB and she came with me and now I work at a MMB in NYC. I come home late, I work a lot as I'm an analyst. I love what I do, it's just that this woman...6-0.94
University Decisions, help appreciatedThis is my first post on WSO and I'd be grateful for any advice please. I am a UK citizen with offers from Bristol university Politics & Economics and McGill university Arts (BA). Although Bristol seems to be a semi-target, provided that I network and study hard, I hopefully will...5-0.95
Elliott Associates: They Market like They Own it<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/elliott-associates" target="_blank">Elliott Associates</a></span> has this unique company motto that inspires its clients' complete trust: Marketing a property...5-0.95
Barclays Group SelectionI've been talking to various groups, and all of them seem to think well of their own groups. I was wondering if anyone had some insight in terms of ONLY EXIT OPPS for HC, Industrials, and Sponsors. Feel free to share any info about any other groups too.5-0.95
2nd article in less than a week that states PE is dying - truth?Is there any truth to this? Essentially the bigger deal days are over with leaving smaller deals that don't return as much for the investors the only deals out there to grab. I'd like to know if this is bs or not. 5-0.95
Interview with BarclaysHello everybody, I had an interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> on campus for Macro Client Strategies analyst. I sent a follow up letter the following day. The...4-0.96
Bryan is Stalking Me It must be him, he asked me for a pic like he always does, and refused to send one back, mods please help me, please delete everything before he finds me again, this is urgent and I'm desperately trying to get a mod's attention, panicking, help!!!4-0.96
JD and MBA What are your thoughts on pursuing a dual JD and MBA at a top 10 school? Waste of time and money? 4-0.96
Relevant internships for VCHi, i'm a sophomore hoping to break into VC at a junior level after graduation, and I would like to know what kind of <span class='keyword_link'><a...4-0.96
Two offersFortunate enough to have two great offers on the table albeit slightly different parts of real estate. Currently a 2nd yr analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance...4-0.96
No Offers, What to Do?Hello, I am at a top target with a 3.8 gpa and previous finance experience. I got interviews with some good boutiques for ib, some pe jobs, and almost all the bb <span class='keyword_link'><a...3-0.97
Stanford joint MBA & MS CS ProgramI’ve been looking at MBA programs, and I came across the joint MBA & <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...3-0.97
Who makes more debt or equity guys?I'm a junior at a target (Ivy) that is interested in investment management and am deciding whether to pursue equity or fixed income investing roles. I currently manage my own stock account and I enjoy researching equities as well as selling the upside. However, last summer I worked at a...3-0.97
NYU Stern or Columbia SEAS for undergraduate financeI have read that Stern beats out Columbia Engineering (even their Financial Engineering?), but that Columbia College beats Stern. How true is this? Would I really be at a disadvantage going to Columbia SEAS over Stern? (I want a future in Finance)3-0.97
Cold calling your way to a BB IB SA position?I was wondering if it is possible to cold call/email your way to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB SA position at this time of year (i.e. end of March,...3-0.97
Non-Target Junior with Great Experience Last Summer Without Junior Year Summer Analyst Internship - What to do?I am a non-target junior in a small town far away from any financial centers in a very isolated part of the country. My eventual goal is to find a front-office position in an investment firm in New York. I have been investing since the recession and landed a great internship at a hedge fund last...2-0.98
Big 4 Valuation vs. 22 Billion Hedge FundHey I have been reading the WSO forums for some time and had a career question. I am a semi target grad and have been working at a small company in financial services for about almost 2 years. I would like to make a switch but also get the chance to work on the buyside. I have an opportunity...2-0.98
HELP!! Please!!!!!I'm being stalked, how do I delete everything?????! I'm freaking out, please help me, panic attack2-0.98
How should I get the contact info without being creepy? The stepfather of one my friends from Boy Scouts is an operating executive at a middle market private equity/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture capital</a></span>...2-0.98
Lateral Superday PrepI have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> coming up for a lateral position at an EB. Nearly all of my interviewers are MD/Partners, so what can I expect as a lateral that may be...1-0.99
Does anyone know if Amy Poehler has a religion or believes in God?Does anyone know if Amy Poehler has a religion or believes in God?1-0.99
Getting over the non target humpI had a phone screening for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> position, the lady told me to follow up with her early next week, because she will be sending...1-0.99
Approching A reclusive investment Guru..........Suggestion GuysHey guys This is my first post & i wanted some advice about calling a self made billionaire investor as by some turn of events i got his office no. Now this guy is a Legend+Reclusive & media shy......even forbes does not have his pix. Well from what i know reliably is that he has a...1-0.99
Do You Actually Need for Movers and Packers Services? You may not desire for packers as well as movers solutions on your own transfer? To help reply this kind of you will need to answer a lot more concerns. Do you have plenty of residence belongings to be able to transfer? Are you currently competent to load up your items yourself? Are you...0-1.00
Ask me anything: CEOrecently got promoted to ceo for anal fisting a cat. ask me anything. 0-1.00
Bernard Pierce Is a Jaguar: Why It Probably Doesn't MatterWhat a fall it’s been. What a fall indeed. It’s been a banner year for Baltimore Ravens running backs. Ray Rice. Lorenzo Taliaferro was nearly suspended for public intoxication and property damage. Now, Bernard Pierce has been arrested for drunk driving, and was consequently waived/released...0-1.00
NYU Stern or Columbia SEASI have read that Stern beats out Columbia Engineering (even their Financial Engineering?), but that Columbia College beats Stern. How true is this? Would I really be at a disadvantage going to Columbia SEAS over Stern? (I want a future in Finance)0-1.00
When's the right time to add "incoming investment banking summer analyst" on LinkedInNot trying to sound like a little bitch but a lot of people have started updating their LinkedIns and I definitely want to update at some point but, I feel like doing it too early is kind of presumptuous.94-1.06
Post College Start HF/or Jane StreetI know this an out of the blue question but I just wanted to get some feedback. I am a current senior at a tier one college with a job offer in corporate banking at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...26-1.74
Where's Columbia?So... Where's Columbia in this ranking? Hard to believe that Booth, Sloan, Yale, Duke and Tuck all have better PE placement than Columbia. http://poetsandquants.com/2015/02/25/pe-the-most-sought-after-mba-jobs/ 23-1.77
Dating in Finance; my storyIt's hard to date in Wall Street. I hate the poor, I hate being poor. I don't think my idea is wrong. Being poor isn't being black (in fact, this comparison is insulting). I want nice things in life. My philosophy is this world is not as sweet as you think it is on your...20-1.80
lying about graduation to get an internship Hi, a lot of you may think I'm an idiot just for asking this, but I think it may be a good idea. I have not being able to get an IB SA internship. This is my last summer, and I was thinking about saying I was gonna delay my graduation by one semester in order to secure an...17-1.83
If you are seeing someone (dating but not exclusive...)Is it still wrong to sleep with other people?13-1.87
Pro Sports vs FinanceIf you had the option of pursuing a pro sports (football/soccer) career or going into finance, which would you take. Considering risk of injuries in sport, etc12-1.88
Starting my own hedge fund, funding questionTitle says it all. I'm starting my own shop but having some trouble getting the initial funding necessary to get off the ground. A little about myself: I'm 26.5 years old with wealth management internship experience at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10-1.90
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Most Realistic Way to Become a Billionaire?What's the most realistic way to become a billionaire through investing in tangible assets? ( non-stock market) I want to hear some strategies. Please be as detailed as possible! Thanks :) 7-1.93
Why Investment Banking? ???Why did you guys choose IB, why not work less hours at silicon valley or create a startup, with what happened in 2008, why is IB still a sought after job?5-1.95
Locking Old ThreadsRecently there has been a large volume of old threads (3-4+ years) being bumped by either trolls or misguided members. I suggest the site automatically lock threads older than 2 years old since the information is likely outdated and the bumps clog the recent feed of threads. Thoughts?3-1.97
Is Digital a menace to Banking job?http://news-round.com/banks-western-cut-jobs-59-000/ Recently major banks made many jobs cut, from what is said in the article, digitizing might be the cause? what do you think about prospects for IB at associate and analyst levels? 3-1.97
Will this mistake hurt me? For one of my summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> on my resume, I accidentally said "June 2013 - August 2014" instead of "June 2013 -...1-1.99
Advice Needed! Non-Target with IB ExperienceA little background: I am a Sophomore at a State School (non-target, local target). Last summer I interned at a local IB boutique and was offered (and accepted) to keep interning throughout the school year, where I have mostly been working in M&A. This summer I am aiming towards an IB...1-1.99
Should I admit to this typo?I accidentally said 2014 instead of 2013 for the end date of one of my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> on my resume. This resume was ultimately...0-2.00
Why do girls get attracted to assholes so mucha) Girls are dumb b) Girls are assholes c) Assholes are girls d) World is an unfair place25-2.75
Stern out of USNews Top 10, Darden in !!!Not sure why this didn't happen earlier, but Stern definitely does not deserve to be in the Top 10. USNews finally did the right thing and pushed them out of the Top 10. http://poetsandquants.com/2015/03/03/darden-slips-back-into-u-s-news-top-ten/ Before USNews releases their 2016...19-2.81
Did I just shoot myself in the foot? For one of my summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> on my resume, I accidentally said "June 2013 - August 2014" instead of "June 2013 -...7-2.93
having anal sex with a cat in its assholeanyone tried this?0-3.00
How much legal power does an offer letter have?Recently signed an unpaid internship offer with a 10 men boutique. There's still a month before I get on board. I was wondering if there any chance the firm rescinds the offer? I don't have any reasons to believe they would but I have seen posts on firms rescinding offers. How much...12-3.88
Who makes a better analyst: Frat star or nerd?After finishing up recruiting for SA positions this month, I came to the realization that applicants basically fall in to two groups: frat stars and nerds. Both are clearly smart enough to learn the technicals needed to <span class='keyword_link'><a...10-3.90
My View on Europe; Notes from my Recent Trip to Europe Right, I am back from Europe recently. I have been to a few cities, a few countries. All in all, reliance on government is what characterizes Europeans today. This is in a sharp contrast to Chinese who are always, by definition, suspicious of what "the government" does. The Chinese...8-3.92
Why I hate Illiprogrammer and love TNA!I think TNA gives honest advice. He's a nice guy. On the other hand, Illi is an asshole douchbag with inflated ego. This is a warning. HE will discourage you no matter who you are because you can't do better than his ass....so always you should expect that from that douchbag and ignore...7-3.93
Thoughts on sophomore diversity internships for junior SAThis is a question for those who are involved with conducting junior SA interviews. What are your thoughts on junior SA candidates who have gone through sophomore diversity <span class='keyword_link'><a...4-5.96
Best b-schools for single straight menYes, I know that b-schools in general are not great for guys due to the gender ratio and the fact that a lot of women come in already committed to serious relationships. However, from my own personal experience and talking to numerous buddies at the top programs, I think some schools are just a...30-14.70
Differences between MBA and Law studentsI've recently had a lot of opportunity to spend time with the law students at my university, through meeting them randomly and grad mixers. The differences between the students at the two programs are unbelievably stark. The best way to describe it is the <span...55-16.45
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