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+107How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...902 days 12 hours ago
+107Never, ever, ever, give up. I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...715 days 13 hours ago
+102Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview.This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span>. We're unsure if...691 week 4 days ago
+93Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe WSO my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1121 month 2 weeks ago
+93How to make VP in Private EquityA few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues – and to PE and <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interviews</a>. I found...813 weeks 2 days ago
+86Some Observations from an MDSo I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all...1262 weeks 1 day ago
+83From Homeless to Front OfficeAbout a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice</a>). I wish I could...1443 weeks 4 days ago
+46Re: Does School Prestige Matter?<em>Mod Note (Andy): This recent comment by @MBAApply" from the thread "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/with-sponsorship-how-much-does-school-prestige-matter">With sponsorship, how much does school prestige matter?</a>" is so insightful...866 days 11 hours ago
+31WSO 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...931 month 1 week ago
+30What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...701 day 3 hours ago
+21Ask a VP in Equity Research anythingI haven't seen one of these in a while, so I figured I would start one. I am a Vice President in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>, with...1061 week 1 day ago
+24Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...171 hour 35 min ago
+19Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs (Learning About/Staying Up-to-Date on the Tech Industry)Now that I’m in the real world (and working in tech banking), I hear from a lot of students claiming they’re interested in working in/around technology, and asking for advice on how to learn more about the industry and keep up with trends. In order to save myself some time and not be forced...215 days 8 hours ago
+27Accidentally Punched MD in the FaceIt's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...525 days 23 hours ago
+19INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...901 month 3 weeks ago
+16Special Sits PE Case Study Example<em>The webinar for this case is TODAY, July 6th, at 5:00pm EDT. If you miss it, it will be replayed for free on the homepage on August 6th</em> Even though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has...431 week 3 days ago
+17Farted in Pipeline Meeting - Advice needed immediatelyIt was horrible. Smelled like someone killed a fat skunk with an egg stick. The two MDs in the room gave me the most evil stare I've ever seen...even worse than when I royally screwed up on a deal. Any help on what I should do to apologize? Thank goodness a couple analysts were there to...302 weeks 2 days ago
+156 REAL Habits I've Observed From Self-Made MillionairesBusiness Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-of-self-made-millionaires-2016-3">"13 Habits of Self-Made...152 hours 40 min ago
+14BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-to-push-your-resume <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still...1104 days 16 hours ago
+15Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offerHello everyone, I just signed and sent out the McKinsey offer. This is something I have not even dream about 4 years ago when I first found about the world of consulting and MBB firms. It was a very long journey. I could not always see how all dots will connect but being driven by ambition...171 week 1 day ago
+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...6151 day 10 hours ago
+14Dear DiaryA stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy... I’m in the vortex. The magnetron. I’ve been suffering from too little...124 days 7 hours ago
+11Do you guys actually enjoy your jobs?I'm curious why you guys went into investment banking (or why you want to) and how many of you guys actually enjoy your jobs? It seems like so many people going into banking (especially at the analyst level) end up hating their work and the lifestyle that comes with it. I know investment...862 weeks 4 days ago
+11PERE 50 2016-Real Estate Private Equity Rankings2016 real estate private equity rankings. (See attachment inside the post)73 weeks 2 days ago
+10How to find fast and healthy food court meals (even if you're crazy busy)I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races. That's right.  In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervélo bike. These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do...73 hours 58 min ago
+10When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into SA recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique IB, and given the comparatively lax lifestyle I have now compared to next summer and potentially for the rest of my life, I wanted to do some soul...562 weeks 7 hours ago
+9Workaholics vs. Successaholics: Working Hard vs. Working SmartGreetings fellow monkeys: By way of introduction, I have been a shadow-user for quite some time, please excuse my lurking, and I want to thank everybody for all of the thought and effort that is put into your posts. I have learned a great amount from the WSO community and the content is often...272 days 10 hours ago
+8The Red Flags That Will Screw You At Goldman SachsSo apparently CNBC has compiled a list of all the words and phrases that could get flagged by Goldman's automated email surveillance system, and be transferred to someone in the compliance department for review. Apparently the list was created in 2008 and has been regularly updated since...161 month 20 hours ago
+7How To Be A Gentleman: A Monkey's Review<strong>What does being a gentleman mean to you?</strong> Does it mean knowing which fork to use at a properly-set table? Does it mean being so impeccably dressed as to make Patrick Bateman and 007 envious? Does it mean knowing when to tip, how to tie a bowtie, or how to properly...401 week 1 day ago
+7Analyst Interview - Common QuestionsHi, I have a partner interview with a large commerical real estate firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what type of questions I should expect and how to best answer them. I've been told questions will be mostly <span class='keyword_link'><a...202 weeks 2 days ago
+6Brexit Wins - What You Need To KnowAfter months of campaigning, one side leaves distressed, the other ecstatic. The results show 52% voted to leave the EU versus 48% that voted for Britain to stay within the EU. That’s 11,855,663 votes for Remain and 12,698,977 votes for Leave. The goal is to unwind Britain’s 43-year...2821 week 6 days ago
+6Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk: Drinking for the Modern MonkeyWelcome to <i>Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk</i>, WSO’s new blog about all things alcohol related. It’s a celebration of alcohol, a veritable treasure trove of recipes to be tried out, a collection of useless facts, tips and suggestions to survive the next day, an education on more...393 weeks 5 days ago
+6AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSI hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers. Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad with 3.5 GPA, experiences in first tier MSF (not MIT). less than 2 years of work in an <span class='keyword_link'><a...332 weeks 6 days ago
+6Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib...3310 hours 21 min ago
+6How 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...73 weeks 20 min ago
+5How Being Entitled Can Get You FiredMillennials are often labeled as being entitled, and while I don't support this stereotype, this story made me think otherwise: It all started with this summer intern (let's call him Mike) who felt like the dress code was too strict. [quote]"I felt the dress code was overly...241 day 15 min ago
+5Q&A With Jared Dillian – All The Evil of This World Jared Dillian’s new book <em>All The Evil of This World</em> hit shelves/kindles on June 21st and is already seeing great reviews on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/amazon"...71 week 1 day ago
+5WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 22 July, 8:00pm @ Paname Brewing CompanyWSO Happy Hour is coming back to Paris. Come join us for great beer, food, and conversation at the Paname Brewing Company in Paris! Date/Time: Friday, July 22nd @ 8:00pm Location: Paname Brewing Company 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris http://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/en/ How...62 days 8 hours ago
+7What 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...33 weeks 6 days ago
+4LinkedIn losing credibility?I can't help but to notice that more and more people on LinkedIn are posting content that does not belong on there such as posting pictures of their kids or getting engaged (yes I've seen this). To me, this devalues LinkedIn and groups it in with the rest of the social media/networking...355 hours 8 min ago
+4Goldman 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,...333 weeks 5 days ago
+4WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...231 week 2 days ago
+513 Habits of Self-Made MillionairesItalics ( Courtesy of Business Insider) I decided to give this article a more self-help feel and pull out the advice. <strong>1. They read consistently </strong> The three types of books they tend to read include: [quote] biographies of successful people, self-help or personal...176 days 5 hours ago
+5Lender/Debt Fund Modeling vs Broker ModelingThis is a bit early but still curious, I'm looking to make the transition out of brokerage roles to lender/fund side. What are the differences in modeling required? I am used to making a 10 year <span class='keyword_link'><a...133 weeks 3 days ago
+4Hedge Fund Interview Horror Stores / Hedge Fund Managers and Arrogance?I had an interview with a hedge fund (was looking for experience). Got burned pretty badly. I won't name names or specifics publicly, but it wasn't a typical <span class='keyword_link'><a...1322 hours 2 min ago
+4“Demolition” (2015) Movie Review: Investment Banker Turned Construction WorkerEither investment banking really sucks, or they lack good Wall Street therapists—either way, this movie shows the strange turns that the grieving process can take for a truly desperate person. This is what happens to Wall Street slime ball David Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose wife Julia...41 week 6 hours ago
+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...14 months 1 day ago
+3What are your Linkedin pet peeves?Some people choose to document their entire life on Linkedin, while others prefer to keep it simple, showing the bare minimum. Personally, I like to keep mine somewhere in between. I cringe whenever I see people writing their autobiography in the summary, having an essay under each of their...983 days 39 min ago
+32017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does FT IB Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other methods. Thanks guys!761 day 3 hours ago
+4Pokémon GoGoing on Facebook for the past few days makes me want to pull my hair out. It's full of discussions, videos, and pictures about Pokémon Go. Nevertheless, I'd have to give Nintendo a +1 banana for this. Pokémon Go is really taking off. I mean, check out these facts: - Two days...651 week 1 day ago
+3INTERNS! What are you getting paid this summer?Equity Research Internship Size of Bank: Bulge Bracket Location: SF Salary: 15.00/hr Did you bargain? if yes from what amount: No592 weeks 21 min ago
+3What Would You Say to 20 y/o YouHi everyone, I am currently 20 years old and studying Econ in NYC. Ideally, like everyone, I want to land a job after graduation. For those of you in the financial industry, what are some words of advice for someone who wants to make the most out of college in the city? What might you have...4910 hours 24 min ago
+3Do you ever stop and think if the hours are worth it?I love finance, I really enjoy working in it. The numbers, the models (excel), all of it. However the hours are somewhat getting to me. Although I probably don't have the very worst hours out there, having my weekdays being constrained to long days in the office and limited sleep is...4845 min 39 sec ago
+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...442 days 12 hours ago
+3Lionel Messi Retires ... From International Duties Earlier this morning I watched Chile beat Argentina 4-2 in penalties for Copa America. One of the highlights was, of course, Messi's off target miss in penalties which utterly destroyed him. Now fast forward a few hours, Messi announced to media that he is retiring from representing...433 weeks 5 days ago
+3Fintech is going to kill Private Wealth Management jobs?So it has been clear to me that algorithms will eventually be capable of doing everything that a traditional wealth manager is. Given this trend, I, rising junior, am a bit worried about being able to even have a job in the industry, and am even considering starting a robo-advisory as a method...4323 hours 47 min ago
+3Londoners - How would you feel about relocating to Paris/Frankfurt?Obviously early days yet, but there were reports that banks would consider moving some investment banking staff to Paris, Frankfurt or even Dublin in the event of a Brexit. Interested to hear how you London bankers would feel about being asked to undertake such a move - or would you simply...412 weeks 6 days ago
+3Attending Tuck @ Dartmouth in the fall, after being waitlisted. Ask me anything (AMA)Age: just turned 25 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>: 690, 700, 760 Ethnicity: Caucasian Gender: M Geo Loc: US (South)3324 min 45 sec ago
+2EURO 2016Who else is watching Euro 2016? I am stoked, to be honest. Will watch as many matches as I can. Who do you *want* to win vs who do you *think* will win? Who I want to win: England (obvious reasons), Belgium (like their side and some sentimental feelings after Brussels) Who I think...1271 week 6 days ago
+3How To Not Deal With Stress: The Story of One Chipotle Exec Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle’s chief creative and development officer, appeared in New York state court on misdemeanor charges that he bought cocaine 7 times since January. He is accused of being one of 18 “repeat customers” of a cocaine delivery service. The sad part of the story is that...192 weeks 16 hours ago
+3Be glad this isn't you: Worst interviewsJust remember, it can always be worse... From Vice: [quote]I am interviewing this guy who is wearing a funeral suit (a.k.a. the only suit you have that is way too big for you and you wear it to every formal gathering). He is also wearing a beanie. Five minutes into the interview he...112 weeks 6 days ago
+3Uber in the AirTech start-up <a href="https://www.flyblade.com/">Blade</a> just closed another round of financing, bringing its valuation to $75 million. For those unfamiliar with the service, the company is sort of like Uber, but for helicopters. The two have partnered in the past,...102 days 20 hours ago
+3Tim Duncan retired today. Any fans here?I'm not a Spurs fan, but I have a lot of respect for Tim Duncan. No fanfare, no spotlight, no goodbye season. TD announced today that he is going to retire, leaving behind an amazing career. In an industry where it's normal for good players to switch teams to chase a higher pay...61 week 6 days ago
+3Best Lessons Learned From Fucking UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from fucking up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...21 day 19 hours ago
+2Efficient market conundrum As far back as I remember I loved picking stocks and doing "Hedge fund work". The more I studied though the more i began to believe that markets are efficient to the point where and I now feel stupid even looking for a job in the <span class='keyword_link'><a...701 day 3 hours ago
+2How much of this industry is LUCK v. SKILL? Honest assessment neededJust wanted to ask everyone's views on the question I've been dwelling on for a while now: how much of this Hedge Fund and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...381 week 6 days ago
+2Acquisitions Folks - How active is your current pipeline?Wanted to touch base and have a discussion regarding deal pipeline. How active are your groups? When was the last time your group closed a deal? If not very active, what have you been doing in your downtime? Would be helpful if you could list: 1. Are your deals debt or equity 2. Main...325 days 4 hours ago
+2Top Groups for EBsI know many of these are generalist programs but in general, which sectors are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...273 weeks 10 hours ago
+2USA Basketball 2016 Olympic RosterUSA Basketball introduced the team for Rio yesterday. I don't know what you guys think, but this isn't a "Dream Team". There are so many guys missing that it's not even funny anymore. LeBron wants to rest, Curry wants to rest, Westbrook says "the decision...243 weeks 23 hours ago
+2Networking ApproachHi, since it is that time of year I wanted to ask you all if this was a good networking approach. I compiled a list in excel of all the alumni from my HS and University at various banks and since I don't have most of their emails I will be using this approach 1. Connect on LinkedIn 2....201 week 1 day ago
+2The Prince: A Monkey's ReviewLike it or not, the office environment is in fact a political one, and that leads a lot of us to seek advice from various sources. “The Prince” is one of those books, along with “The Art of War,” that’s supposed to give us that political savvy, the logic being that the guidance...161 week 4 days ago
+2Career Advice: Acquisitions vs. DevelopmentHi all, I currently work as a Market Research Analyst for a large CRE company and am looking to transition into a Development or Acquisitions role. I have been working here for over 3 years and love what I do, but feel like I'm ready to take the next step in a year or so and work for a RE...154 days 7 hours ago
+2What the future holds for AirbnbThe home sharing company is now raising money at a $30 billion dollar valuation after recently raising $1b in debt. This new round of funding will go towards new investments and growth opportunities. Since its start in 2008, Airbnb is the second most successful startup in the bay area since...143 weeks 12 hours ago
+2Delete yohhhhhhhskfdhjskldfjskldjfaskldjflksdjflsnvhioarhfoiutrioihsdgsangndfjkahsfihfhawfnsdfkjnsadkjfhsadofhsdhfnasdhfasjdhf63 days 5 hours ago
+2There's Something New Flooding Wall StreetBloomberg recently published an interesting article regarding financial products on Wall Street; namely the proliferation of products such as exchange-traded funds. Is the sheer number of investment vehicles excessive? Most likely. [quote] Products such as exchange-traded funds has...52 weeks 4 days ago
+2Hedge Funds Post-Brexit As Britain’s decision to leave the EU has sunken in and markets were rocked, we begin to assess the winners and losers. While some investors could not avoid big losses, hedge funds in the U.S. for the most part were successful. Especially computer driven funds. Depending on which strategy was...55 days 22 hours ago
+2Win a Copy of Jared Dillian's New BookWe're giving away 10 free copies of Jared Dillian's new book <em>"All The Evil Of This World"</em> to 10 lucky participants. The contest begins tonight at midnight and ends midnight Monday August first. We will pick 10 winners from all the entries and mail you a...22 days 7 hours ago
+2shorting UVXY, DUST, etc. for decay?has anyone had any success in shorting ETFs/ETNs such as UVXY, DUST, etc. to make money off of decay? seems like if you waited for a peak and shorted there, it would be hard not to make money off of the erosion of the time value portion of the futures they invest in11 week 3 days ago
+2Is Traditional Venture Dying?The companies most intriguing to venture capitalists are companies with potential to disrupt old existing industries. Uber and Airbnb famously disrupted transportation and hospitality respectively. As many industries find themselves staring at either internal innovation or death by disruption,...04 days 8 hours 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...03 months 2 weeks ago
+1Labor Force Participation RateMuch debate over the forces causing steady falloff of labor participation. New jobs report today shows only 38,000 new jobs, yet 500,000 left the labor force and U/E drops to a new low of 4.7%. [quote]The report showed a broad hiring slowdown, including declines in payrolls in...673 weeks 6 days ago
+12017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagesAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...644 hours 25 min ago
+1Is It Really Worth It?P&Q actually put out a pretty interesting article about the work/life balance of an average MBA. According to their study, the average MBA works about 55 hours a week. On an adjusted, hourly basis, MBAs that work in IB, Consulting and in VC make about $65, $70 and $100 an hour pre-tax,...522 weeks 3 days ago
+1Innovative Amenities for MultifamilyWSO, I'm interested in seeing what kind of cool amenities you've come across, when developing, selling, buying, or living in apartment communities. We've all heard of Nest thermostats and whatnot, but this Hines deal in Boston provides lighting in tune with your body clock, a...483 days 4 hours ago
+1Google being investigated for age discriminationIsn’t age just a number? Apparently not… A lawsuit filed in federal court shows that the EEOC is investigating formal complaints about Google and its recent age discrimination. This comes after various typed of engineers and developers of ‘older age were declined employment...321 week 5 days ago
+8My boss just tore me a new one and I don't know what to do differentlyI'm working with a rather large alternative asset manager in Boston - no glamour in the name, but still a pretty good place to be summer before junior year (semi target in chicago). Today, I got absolutely reamed by my effective boss (junior PM) because apparently I told the senior PM in...3027 min 38 sec ago
+1Stepping Away from Lending Club<em>Mod note: Blast from the Past - "Best of Eddie." This was originally posted in April 2013.</em> It's been awhile since I've done an update on the Lending Club WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a...251 year 10 months ago
+1Tom Brady Railroaded by the NFLOpen discussion for fellow NFL fans. The court denied his appeal earlier on Wednesday and his only chance now is having his case heard by the Supreme Court. With no Peyton or Brady, it seems like the season will feel A LOT different for the first 4 weeks. How does he get suspended for...251 week 1 day ago
+1Dollar Shave Club sold for $1B USDAre we in a bubble? More than 50% of industry leaders in a recent study have cited that valuations in their industry are unsustainable. Dollar Shave Club had about $152MM in revenue last year. Idk if this is right but with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...242 days 9 hours ago
+1Are you for or against HFT?Wanted to get a discussion going here about High Frequency Trading. Can't really put my finger on what side I should take considering the good and the bad things I've heard about it. I'm not the most informed on the subject, so I'd like to hear some opinions on the subject...241 hour 5 min ago
+1What's your dream age / income / location for retirement?It's never too early to plan for your retirement. An estimated median annual household income among retirees is $32,000. 32K, in my opinion, is pretty low but sustainable. My ideal situation is to retire when I'm 55, with income of $50,000/yr, and perhaps settle somewhere in the...221 week 18 hours ago
+1Do You Hug Your Coworkers? So this question has been bothering me for a few days now. I was leaving my internship for another internship last week. When we were saying our byes, one of my coworkers stood up, and it seemed like he wanted to hug me. But then again we were in the middle of the office on a busy working...212 weeks 6 days ago
+2Fired From BB -- Now What? Was recently let go from my analyst position from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. Not performance related, but failed the 63. :( problem is that I was...211 week 2 days ago
+121 Years Old: Looking to rent property to college studentsFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...216 days 9 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...181 month 6 days ago
+1Have you ever used :) in your email at work?Hillary Clinton liked using the emoji so much that, in 2012, she emailed someone for help with her new Blackberry: <em>“Here’s my question: on this new berry can I get smiley faces?”</em> According to a recent survey of 650+ employees and managers, more than half of...175 days 6 hours ago
+1Feeling stuck one year post MBAJust wanted to get people's thoughts. I'm one year post-MBA (top 15) in corporate strategy/ M&A gig at a large-cap tech firm (not a household name) I enjoy the job but It's located in a crappy small city which I HATE. I also realized that working in corporate is not...131 week 10 hours ago
+1Resume - Include A.A. Leadership Positions?I'm helping out a family member with a resume who's been out of the workforce for almost a decade. She's got some decent work and volunteer experience, but she also has had quite a bit of leadership experience in Alcoholics Anonymous, such as managing finances, being a featured...131 week 1 day ago
+1Summer at BB a struggle, FT consulting chances?Hi, I'm currently an MBA Summer Associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I wanted to try this out and it's clearly not for me. The hours...1211 hours 3 min ago
+1MS Tech Menlo vs M&A NYCHello. I just want to explore the similarity and difference in terms of experience one might get from these two groups. I understand that they are both prestigious, but I'd like to have an up-to-date comparison to help me evaluate the options. I go to a target and am currently exploring...113 weeks 3 days ago
+1Do banks take engineering students w/ no finance on their resumes for SA or FT? Quick summary: Rising second year, semi-target, graduating in 3.5 years total with an electrical engineering degree and data analytics minor, 4.0 GPA so far, have two engineering <span class='keyword_link'><a...92 days 20 hours ago
+1GMAT Prep Courses, Manhattan GMAT vs. VeritasHi, After doing my research, I have narrowed down my main <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> prep course to either Veritas or Manhattan Prep. Reviews...92 days 5 hours ago
+1LeBron James Opts Out of Cavs ContractStarting July 1, Lebron is going to be a free agent and finish his term with Cleveland Cavaliers. Obviously, he is going to re-sign with Cavs to take advantage of the rising salary cap (24M -> 27.5M). <img...83 weeks 3 days ago
+1Economic Forecasting It seems like recently, economists have been so wrong with their predictions regarding numerous facets of global finance. Emerging markets have yet to drive global growth, interest rates still haven’t risen and oil is not nearly the price that is was thought to be at this point in time. These...73 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Student Loan NightmareThe average U.S. student loan debt was $35K last year. Personally, I consider myself lucky as I expect to graduate with less than <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> in...63 weeks 6 days ago
+1No Summer Intern Deaths This Year (so far) No major stories of intern deaths from banking internship hours so far (to my knowledge - correct me if i'm wrong). Thank goodness, let's hope this trend continues. From what I remember the last two years saw <span class='keyword_link'><a...66 days 5 hours ago
+1Unpaid InternsI've been trying to land <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> for the Fall and haven't had any luck. I'm considering working for free to gain...53 weeks 4 days ago
+1A Day on the Boston Commuter Bus (Short Story)“Now that there is extra room, either you or me has to move seats.” A shiver of abrupt anguish raced through my spine like a petulant child caught in the act of a misdemeanor. The raspy voice of the middle aged women instilled in me a state of perturbation. Curly and frayed, her mahogany,...56 hours 43 min ago
+12016 ULI Fall Meeting | Dallas, Texas | October 24-27What's happening, WSO Real Estate? I wanted to remind everyone here about the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas from October 24-27. Signups are available now at http://fall.uli.org/ Last year in San Francisco I tried to get together a WSO meetup, but it didn't really go...42 weeks 6 days ago
+1Quitting internshipHello, everyone! First of all, I want to thank all of you, who contributed to this website's community. I've learned so much about the industry and got a better understanding of job itself! Honestly, I appreciate it. Description: I live in Eastern Europe and received 2 offers...42 weeks 1 day ago
+1How Does This Kid not have at least 2 BB SA Offers yet?!https://theringer.com/this-teen-knows-more-about-excel-than-you-do-about-anything-ade46b17e562#.2m8z8ld8k A national champion at MS Excel,ability to stare at it and practice for hous, googling problems...seems like an ideal candidate to me!!!32 weeks 6 days ago
+1Mondelez Makes Offer to Hershey, Ackman Can't Catch a Break6/30/2016 Mondelez, responsible for tasty treats like Oreos and Chips Ahoy! made an offer today to acquire Hershey today. The offer was supposedly $107 per share with half of the deal being funding with cash and the balance with shares. Unfortunately for Mondelez and Bill Ackman, the Hershey...33 weeks 3 days ago
+1How to Quit your Job the Right WayCame across this post on TC by Altucher and thought it was one of the best i've read in a while. Thoughts? comments? [quote]When I was at a corporate IT job, I kept wondering: What are all these people doing? Many people were on the phone. Or were already outdated by new...31 week 6 days ago
+1What Personal Sacrifices You Had To Make To Get Into Banking?Everyone knows on this forum that banking is long hours and some very stressful workload. As some of us are adjusting to life as a full-time analyst, I just wanted to ask those who transitioned from university straight into full-time about their personal sacrifices or adjustments they had to...332 min 59 sec ago
+1Does Active Investing Suck?Buffet once proposed a 4th Law of Motion to explain the pitfalls of active management: [quote]"Isaac [Newton]'s talents didn't extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, 'I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness...23 weeks 6 days ago
+1Icahn exits, Buffett enters, Whither Apple? Value and Price Effects of Big Name InvestingIn <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2016/05/dcf-myth-32-if-you-don-look-its-not.html">my last post</a>, I looked at Apple, arguing, with a Monte Carlo simulation, that the stock was a good investment at the prevailing market price ($93 at the time of the...23 weeks 2 days ago
+1Forget Adjusted EBITDA, welcome Modified EBITDA!Just was browsing around random websites when I came across a story by Frank Quattrone, the well know tech banker. FT had this piece regarding one of the metrics his bank used for the LinkedIn Deal called the Modified EBITDA. "Qatalyst is still using its seemingly unprecedented...22 weeks 3 days ago
+1Adding co-workers on social media: How much is too much?Recently started interning at a boutique firm a few months ago. As this is a small firm, everyone is pretty close with one another, and I got pretty close with a couple analysts. Recently, one guy decided to add me on Snapchat. What is the limit to adding people you know at work to your...22 weeks 2 days ago
+1Does the Cambridge Judge Business School MFin have a similarly good reputation as Judge's MPhil Finance?Hi, I've read on this forum a lot on the MPhil at Judge Business School and it seems to have a really good reputation. Since I already have some years of work experience I will not be eligible to study in the MPhil programme but the MFin. I wonder if the MFin has a similarly good...21 week 5 days ago
+1Alternatives to Hedge FundI've roam this forum for a while and I've seen many people say that hedge fund and investment banking is dead. People keep saying that start up is the new way. Due to my ignorance, I do not know what you guys are referring to. I'm pursuing a finance career. How do I break into...24 days 18 hours ago
+1One last consideration before making a life changing commitment.Need some input guys/gals. Going into junior year at a non target school w/ one internship in marketing, and one in a mm Investment Bank outside of the United states. Have a 3.8 GPA and been really committing towards Investment Banking. Really looking to get into a <span...21 week 2 days ago
+12017 AM/PWM FT RecruitingI know there is a 2017 FT recruiting thread for IB, but I wanted to create a dedicated thread for AM/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span>. I was...25 days 23 hours ago
+1MIT Sloan Removes Required MBA Essay, Replaces with Cover LetterMIT Sloan Removes Required MBA Essay, Replaces with Cover Letter By Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach To give you something to think about over the weekend, the MIT Sloan MBA admissions office released the application requirements and deadlines for the 2017 season (Class of 2019). For...14 weeks 1 day ago
+1In-office case study adviceHave a 2-hour modeling and write-up coming up in 2 weeks. I've done some diligence on hedge fund case studies in general and write-up templates, but haven't yet come across any content specific to in-office cases. Any suggestions on what a 2-hr modeling test may require (just...14 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Movie Review: 'Money Monster' Raises Important Questions but Fails to Deliver Solid ActionFive words sum up this movie. George Clooney’s still got it! No, you won’t learn any new Wall Street jargon from this movie. And it's not the critique of Wall Street that its trailer made it out to be. "Money Monster" stars Clooney as cable TV host and stock-picking guru...13 weeks 6 days ago
+1Missed the boat, need a job So I just graduated from a top finance school and need help finding a job. I graduated one year early and received the award for top student in finance, but because of all this, I ended up taking additional courses and doing finance research rather than working <span...14 days 6 hours ago
+1REITs quietly the best performing asset classMany people these days talk about diversification in their portfolios. Stocks, bonds, ETFs, cash and commodities. However, not many people are talking about including REITs into their mix of holdings. [quote]” In a long overdue move, MSCI and S&P will begin categorizing REITs as their...15 days 11 hours ago
+1Math/Physics Major GPAI'm currently studying economics at a target university. Both my major and cumulative GPA are perfect, which I know are important when it comes to recruiting. However, I'm extremely bored in my major (not challenging or rewarding) and want to change it to either mathematics or...12 days 19 hours ago
+1Crisis Imminent, Warns Alan Greenspan"This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like it, including the crisis — remember October 19th, 1987, when the Dow went down by a record amount 23 percent? That I thought was the bottom of all potential problems. This has a corrosive...03 weeks 5 days ago
+12016 NBA Finals Full Mini-MovieAmazing fan made mini movie about the 2016 NBA Finals, runs about 33min. Gotta appreciate the effort put into this. https://youtu.be/pugEhudahJ803 weeks 4 days ago
+1The Brexit Effect: The Signals amidst the NoiseThere are few events that catch markets by complete surprise but the decision by British voters to leave the EU comes close. As markets struggle to adjust to the aftermath, analysts and experts are looking backward, likening the event to past crises and modeling their responses accordingly....03 weeks 2 days ago
+1Top Hedge Fund Earners 2016*based on 2015 earnings* 1. Ken Griffin - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> - $1.7 billion 2. James Simons - <span...02 weeks 2 days ago
+1How do I dissect the earnings call?Well, its that tine of the year again...earnings season. Would like to hear from a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> professionals on how they best analyze,...01 week 5 days ago
+1Is the central bank right?Current Central Banking has been decidedly left of center. And I hate this 0 interest rate policy of the Fed that's persisted for more than seven years, as well as much of the central banking around the world today. It's too passive and 'accomodative'. The plan is now stupid...01 week 3 days ago
+1HSBC Official Charged with FX RiggingMark Johnson, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span>’s global head of foreign exchange cash <span class='keyword_link'><a...04 days 9 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo partners with Amazon to offer student loans <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> is rolling out a new program that is offering student loans days after it announced plans to launch a robo-advisor service in...03 days 7 hours ago
+1Negative unlevered free cash flowHi there, I have just started with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> course and try to...02 days 16 hours ago
+115 CAREER STEPSLongtime reader here, leaving the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act...02 days 42 min ago
+1Get 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...373 months 3 weeks ago
+1How LinkedIn Became a New Pick Up SiteDo you use LinkedIn to connect with strangers? Even worse.. Do you use LinkedIn to pick up women? This is what Abigail McAlpine, a consultant from UK, experienced after she posted her profile photo, and some guy tried to hit on her through LinkedIn. [quote]“Please do not use this...813 hours 35 min ago
+1If you could get an offer from any investment bank, which one would you choose? Please include Location and Product/Coverage Group There have been several similar post but I think this question needs updated answer for 2016. I would choose generalist a <span class='keyword_link'><a...212 hours 1 min ago
+2Question for you fiscal conservativesBeen reading the various political posts and a lot of people seem to be voting republican because they're "fiscal conservatives" and not saying much more. To those of you who claim this I was wondering what you think of: 1) fiscal stimulus (I.e. Infrastructure spending) at the...452 weeks 4 days ago
+1Quick HR issue - Goldman Sachs profanity I am a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a...233 weeks 1 day ago
+1IB Interview prep questions for Deutsche Bank Had my CV funneled through a friend in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span>. Expecting to interview and was given these questions to prepare for: 1. How to get <span...181 week 1 day ago
0USA vs Everyone ElseWhat is it about the USA that makes it such a great country for ambitious individuals from all over the world?153 weeks 4 days ago
0Accepted back office position with Goldman PWM- Possible to make switch to front office?Greetings, I just accepted a position for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> <a...144 weeks 23 hours ago
0HELP: Chocolate/Poop(?) Stain on ResumeI just finished interviewing a few hours ago with a VP from a local firm for a spring analyst position but I have no idea if I should send a follow up email. I got to the office about 20 minutes early so I talked with the receptionist who offered me some chocolate mints. Not sure why but...114 days 3 hours ago
+2Deutsche Bank Survey Finds Most Staff Aren't Proud to Work ThereOver the last few months, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span> hasn't had the best of times. The bank failed its stress test, CEO John Cryan began his memo regarding the...102 weeks 6 hours ago
0Would MBA Programs value a law degree from Harvard?Hello, No this isn't a flame. Quick question: I am currently a law student at Harvard, but would possibly like to pursue an MBA after a few years practicing M&A and Private Equity Law. I was a Poli Sci major in undergrad, and have taken Business related courses while in law school....101 week 6 days ago
+5Non Target Freshman to Boutique, How I Did ItHi guys, Long time reader of this forum, WSO has been very helpful so first I want to thank all those posters who have contributed valuable advice across the board in terms of progressing through the realms of high finance. To start with, I'm pretty young (rising sophomore now), and I...95 days 12 hours ago
0Exit opps from BB and EBHow do exit opps from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> and EB compare generally? Especially interested in: PJT/<span...84 weeks 8 hours ago
0Passive > ActiveI notice a theme that people rank active funds higher in terms of prestige rather than passive funds. Why is that? Why bust your balls coming in at 6 AM, leaving at 9 PM, when you can follow the index, go golfing during the day, and still have 4% better returns year on year? Why should...82 weeks 6 days ago
0Breaking into Piper Jaffray?Anyone heard anything about the Birmingham office specifically? What is the culture like? I want to be able to stay close to home and help out on my family's ranch over the weekends. Roll Tide!74 days 6 min ago
+1Should we help other countries?Hey everyone, So sort of an off topic question, but I have just been thinking about this lately. Is it our duty to help other countries when they need it? A very general question because I am not specifying the degree to which we help someone (get involved in wars, send food, accept...62 weeks 3 days ago
0Philly area MBAs, Temple Fox, Villanova, or DrexelI am in the process of making decision between Temple, villanova and drexel MBA programs Villanova and Drexel are both two year co-hort programs. My intention of getting an MBA is to move up in my own engineering company or possibly transfer to corporate business (not intending to transition...51 week 4 days ago
0Does High School Prestige Matter?Lets assume there are 2 guys who went to same college. One is from a prestigious boarding school, say Andover, and the other from unknown public school. How much advantage do you guys think the former would have? in terms of networking, resume and etc.515 min 43 sec ago
0Operating Income and EBITHello everyone! I am building an operating model and have one important question I need to get answered before I proceed. Is it correct that: Operating Income + Other Income /(Expense) = EBIT I am attempting to include both operating income and EBIT in my projected income...43 weeks 4 days ago
0Wharton Transfer AdviceI am one of those rare few that was accepted into Wharton as a transfer student. Even more rare, I am coming from a mid-tier state school. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for starting school at Wharton, especially as a transfer student, because I know that I'm going to receive a...45 days 4 hours ago
0Question) When Does Investment Banking Analysts Start Their Work?MY friend just graduated this year but no more information is added to his linkedin or facebook. Does this mean that he failed to get in?44 days 11 hours ago
01st tier IB vs 2nd tier PE??I saw a lot of people heading to PE (even it's a 2nd tier) after 2 years of investment banking. Is it really worth it? Id personally pick the former due to its prestige and higher compensation.41 day 14 hours ago
0Politics and Leverage My question is, for those of you who buy with leverage, do you think it's a bit ironic that many folks in are space claim to be free market capitalist, while our entire industry is basically as big as it is because of banks. Which are really just exist on the scale that the do because of...33 weeks 2 days ago
0So what do you guys think?Have two internship choices, which one is better? 1. Financial Management Here I'd be working at a major distributor of Ford in Southern India called Auto VIsta Pvt Ltd I'd examine the finances of around $100 million, which is dope. My concern was that I wouldn't directly be...32 weeks 4 days ago
0So heres the changes i've done on my methods to talk to womenI made a post speaking about me having difficulties on approaching and methods to talk to women, here are several tweaks I made to change this. I began by just listing all factors I want or find interesting in women, which is physically and mentally; in doing so I'm able to figure out in...32 days 1 hour ago
0Full Time Recruitment StrategiesSome background of myself - Top 20 school but a non target, have had one year's experience interning at a boutique IB during junior year, now interning at another boutique this summer. Mainly grunt work at first boutique but I got very good at formatting excel and ppt. My current <span...23 weeks 2 days ago
0Top business school withous GMAT as entry requirementHI, since I have no time in order to take the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>, I am wondering in which european business school is possible to be...21 week 4 days ago
0Summer analyst internal mobilityI am a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> in Chicago at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...22 weeks 2 days ago
0Legal trouble: help requiredI am in serious trouble. I have been charged with filing a false police report - a misdemeanor in california. This is in regard to filing a false hit and run with the police. I got deferred adjudication with 80 hours of community service, no conviction but a guilty plea. I am about to disclose...22 weeks 1 day ago
0Veteran Seeking Advice on Career Path *Hi, I‘m a Navy veteran in my late 20s and go to Baruch studying for accounting, currently holding a 3.5+ GPA. I've heard that Baruch is not so famous outside New York, but has a decent reputation within the city, and Big 4 is probably the best offer you can get as an accounting student...21 week 6 days ago
0Pulled some strings and got accepted into a top finance school despite grades. How can I prepare?[REDACTED FOR PRIVACY CONCERNS] I'm worried about the workload. If the school is considered challenging for kids scoring 2000+ on the SAT, just imagine what the place will do to me. Any advice as to how I can prepare this summer for the hell to come?21 week 5 days ago
0Turkish Military Seizes Control of Turkeyhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/live-blog/2016-07-15/turkish-army-seizes-control-of-country Events are unfolding as I write this. I suspect this is an attempt by the military to overthrow the idiotic islamic dictator, President Erdogan. It is my understanding that, before Erdogan rose to...21 week 1 day ago
0London Event- Michelin-Starred Lunch with Views over London at Galvin at WindowsHi Londoners How many of you would be interested to come along to sample the set lunch menu at this Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows? Raise your hand by replying to the post please! I would be interested to know which date would potentially fit most people's schedule. Three...13 weeks 2 days ago
0Full Time IB recruiting with no IB internshipI attend an Ivy-league school that most banks recruit at, am an Econ (not business) major but was unfortunately not able to secure an IB internship for this summer. I was able to get a position at a small middle-market private equity back home where I have honestly been learning quite a bit...13 weeks 1 day ago
0I'm 21 I need Capital NYC area First off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...11 week 3 days ago
0I'm 21 I need capital NYC area thanksFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...11 week 5 days ago
0Goldman Sachs Video InterviewMyself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...11 day 1 hour ago
0Top BB/Boutique Sophomore Year?It's been said time and time again -- the value of your freshman year internship in undergrad lies in what skills and applicable experiences you gain from it. Sophomore year is the build-up year, and prospective analysts in IB should aim for a good internship (oftentimes the...03 weeks 5 days ago
0Part time MBA programs: Villanova vs. Temple FoxWhich school has better reputation and ranking and quality of MBA? Villanova or Temple Fox? Location is not a concern to me as both have center city campus. Villanova is a co-hort two year program. Different websites rank them differently. Usnews has only ranking for Temple. Are they both...03 weeks 3 days ago
0KOKOMO BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA IN FINANCEis the KOKOMO BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA IN FINANCE a good choice or not?02 weeks 5 days ago
0Require suggestions ASAPElectives: risk mgmt, e commerce, tax planning, project mgmt and econometrics. What 3 to choose?02 weeks 4 days ago
0How Can I Make the Most Out of a Less Than Ideal Internship?HI WSO, I hope this is the right place to post. Please let me know if it should be somewhere else! I'm a rising junior in college at a target school for banks, and recruiting for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a...02 weeks 3 days ago
+4The Alton Sterling clashI'm surprised this hasn't been discussed here yet. I don't know if I'm in the minority or not, but I'd like to hear other opinions. I find it deeply disturbing that an increasingly larger portion of our (American) society feels that the following behavior is...363 days 10 hours ago
0Gender Discrimination - Why are you so scared of us?So I have been working in the city for the past year and have noticed how woman treat me while in public spaces - for context, I am a normal white guy. I have noticed, while going home late at night, woman walking to the other side of the street, woman clutching their purses when we are the...233 weeks 7 hours ago
0Can you help me?You know what I want, I want to work at a place where all we do is sit around and talk about investment ideas with a value orientation mingled with risk on warren buffet cunning, where I can smoke some weed and let my mind work on. Any places that fits the above description would be greatly...112 weeks 4 days ago
0Rank NYC BBI have begun the networking process and attend a "target" school. I am not saying I could get into any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> I chose,...944 min 52 sec ago
+6Silly LibsA biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her before the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage, and hits the...83 weeks 5 days ago
0Listing Myself as Hispanic to Gain AdvantageI am a 2nd generation South-East Asian from Miami. My mother was born in Latin America, and speaks Spanish fluently but is Vietnamese. While the exact definition of what "Hispanic" means is often debated, the first few results on Google state, "Hispanic or Latino Americans are...81 day 5 hours ago
0Hey im 14 and decided to be an investment banker Is there anything i should focus on now or any steps that it takes to become one thanks.71 week 6 days ago
0Bain Boston or BCG Boston or Mckinsey NY?Looking at these three respective offices of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> for full-time. What do you all think? Pros/cons of each office/firm?22 weeks 4 days ago
0Paid 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...22 weeks 1 day ago
0Does anyone have experience purchasing real estate in Kenya? 11 week 6 days ago
0Are recessions inevitable?Hi all, With my limited knowledge I couldn't figure out why recessions occur. As far as I know the last two recessions were due to greed in the market. Would we be able to reach new highs with the market with all the regulations and fears in play? I was just not sure why some people are...11 week 4 days ago
0The state of Deutsche Bank. IMF latest report.''FRANKFURT—Deutsche Bank AG is the riskiest financial institution in the world as a potential source of external shocks to the financial system, according to the International Monetary Fund. “Among the G-SIBs (globally systemically important banks), Deutsche Bank appears to be...03 weeks 3 days ago
0MSF a Realistic Step to IB?I'm currently an economics student at a non-target (a liberal arts school, so really a non-target) looking to get into either IB or corporate law. I'm leaning towards IB, but the path to get there is a little less direct than law. Graduates from my college do not get very good jobs...03 weeks 18 hours ago
0Minority/disability student majoring in finance I started my freshman year with a 2.34 progressed every single semester since then. I pledged a fraternity and didn't realize the importance of an education. Also wanted to ask does putting down a fraternity look bad or good on a resume? I go to University At Buffalo (non-target) which...401 day 11 hours ago
0Does going to a target school really help you?I have always wondered about this. I go to a so called target school but I never felt like it really gave me any advantage over other schools. I like reading all the posts about people breaking in from "non targets" but I feel like it is pretty much an even playing field. Sure, some...381 day 5 hours ago
0What is the SAT/ACT score cutoff for PE recruiting? .301 week 3 days ago
0Should I quit my back office paid summer internship to study for the CFA/GMAT/something elseI am a rising senior at at non-target majoring in STEM who has recently started a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> internship in a small <span...133 weeks 1 day ago
+2Korean vs Indian vs Chinese In Wall Street?Which Asian race do you guys prefer to work with? Indian - Lots of geniuses. Great communication skills but has an accent. Average looking appearance. Chinese - Lots of geniuses. Annoying accents. Below average appearance. Korean - Not many geniuses but smart. Very fluent. Good...83 days 12 hours ago
0How good is Dartmouth?This article made it seem like Dartmouth isn't good enough for elite IB and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/jobs">consulting jobs</a></span> (I am a new user so I can't post links, but the title is "How...71 week 4 days ago
0Extremely Weird Career Sequence (Feat.Blackstone)MM IBD Analyst(1year) -> BB IBD Analyst (2years) -> and then moved to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>... BUT HE'S STILL AN ANALYST!! (normally you become...53 hours 40 min ago
0What do you consider a "good gig" for undergrads?So I REALLY need some help with this guys. Getting confused seeing how different <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and jobs are discussed. I see that...41 week 22 hours ago
0Evercore/LAZ/PWP Drug Test?Anyone know if these firms test? If so, how much time is given? Do they test for both new hires and lateral hires and if so, what the process for testing was? Thanks23 weeks 6 days ago
0Who's The Most Embarrassing Investment Bank?Let's use Deutsche Bank as an example. In the past few months, plenty has happened to DB, including it's most recent failure of the Fed's stress test, the number of DB employees involved in LIBOR rigging pegged at 29, and a Brexit memo sent out by John Cryan starting with...103 hours 11 min ago
0Why do so many Asians move to PE after 2 years of Investment Banking?Is it normally because they get laid off? Is it really that hard for Asians to get promoted in Investment Banking?43 days 10 hours ago
+8Needle pushed too far for diversity hires?I hear it all the time from FT staff that they would love to hire a female but most don't perform well in interviews so can't justify hiring them over the male candidates. But working as a SA i cannot believe the incompetence of some of my female cohorts, as in they don't know...1842 weeks 23 hours ago
0I'm 21, I need capital NYC areaFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...41 week 6 days ago
0Why did Harvard Business School accept Maria Sharapova?Why did they accept her? I don't even think she took the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>! I think famous people have it way easy and this...131 week 5 days ago
0Last semster College Senior IB or PE?Family friend can help get me into a top 5 PE Firm. For career purposes whats better experience IB or PE after grad? Low GPA, Good internship experience, State School.33 weeks 5 days ago
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