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+1535 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is...76
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+144What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...40
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+141Never, 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...86
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+7315 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left 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 as...27
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+97If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...179
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+71Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...71
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+66Stay positiveHello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season. I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...48
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+64Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are...59
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+64To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed....21
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+57Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...81
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+69Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...132
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+55How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...23
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+57In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...46
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+53Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...51
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+51Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...1126 months 5 days ago
+402016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a...8582 months 2 days ago
+47Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to...47
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+47A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...39
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+45Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a...35
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+45Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...92 months 1 day ago
+42Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good lifeI've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...42
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+4230 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...34
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+342017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page. APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a...735
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+41Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on WSO. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias given I’m starting to get a little older myself (I just turned...29
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+40In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...83
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+402017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/34
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+39Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm?</h3> There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don't want you to think...22
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+49FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...17
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+38WSO 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...96
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+37A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...283 months 2 weeks ago
+36A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....106
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+36Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is unique in that you are beginning to get...201 month 4 weeks ago
+36Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...37
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+36Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...50
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+40Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to...262 weeks 6 days ago
+37What 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...87
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+33Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey WSO, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to Consulting, as many previous posts have been for me. To...30
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+35Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...284 months 3 weeks ago
+33Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...283 weeks 2 days ago
+33The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly...21
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+32My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...21
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+34Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...19
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+31How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...111
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+29HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort...1372 months 2 weeks ago
+34Woodford + 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...25
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+38Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 AM meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life as a <span class='keyword_link'><a...603 months 1 week ago
+28Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...54
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+29Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...193 weeks 3 days ago
+25JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's AM Winning Women events this October in NYC and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #40 for the past year </em>305
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+252017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet? <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em>2831 month 3 days ago
+29Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e...681 week 1 day ago
+26AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Edit: Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my WSO activity and figured I needed more work to do... ### Two...102
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+17Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...952
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+26My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like min but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. I come from a...25
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+24The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-tesla-cars-being-produced-now-have-full-self-driving-hardware">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...742 months 2 weeks ago
+25Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. A little bit about me: I graduated from a...33
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+21Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell...265
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+24How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...13
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+20PE Recruiting Modeling Exams / Case Studies Group ShareHey guys, I'm currently an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...170
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+20The Street Before Christmas 2013Merry Christmas Monkeys! </em> <center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2013</h3><br><h4>by Eddie Braverman</h4></center> <center>'Twas the Street Before Christmas 2013 Just two days before the Wolf hits the screen Spinning the...202 years 2 weeks ago
+18More people are lonely than you may thinkIn today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...36
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+17No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in PE myself, but man, it's hard. Seems WSO is all about the younglings but I wanted to hear what you fellow mid-career guys are experiencing. It's quite amusing to see the many...54
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+17What Are You Committed to Learning in 2017?<p>This will be my last post of 2016, so before I get into it I just want say thanks for a great year (or half-year) back at WSO. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance related. The caliber of threads and comments really has leveled up...47
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+17Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it...27
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+16Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.81
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+157 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans. <h3>0. The Preparation: </h3> is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed,...26
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+20A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSODiversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines...24
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+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry...48
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+13Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA. Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...106
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+13Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into finance...in the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...36
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+13How to buy your first set of golf clubsFor a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...34
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+15Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in NYC for Christmas for one god damn day and I feel like I ripped half my hair out. I still have plenty of it though, it will grow back, and just to make sure you understand how genetically fit I am, it's a guarantee that it's never...112 weeks 1 day ago
+14A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on WSO for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...172 weeks 1 day ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...164
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+10What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...88
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+9Trump Business Plan Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury. Trump was quoted as saying: [quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...175
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+18A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...68
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+10Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-the-fck-have-i-done-with-my-life">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...50
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+10Hangover RemediesFellow Monkey's - 'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)! When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty...48
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+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...58
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+9How To Get Cheap (Or Free) GolfAs promised, I have decided to share my knowledge on getting free or cheap golf. ### Country Clubs Most country clubs and private courses are closed one day a week for maintenance. To get free golf I would recommend befriending one of the cart boys or other workers who can get you on the...20
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+9Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2<p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-1">Here’s a link to Part 1.</a> Let’s get right to it.</p> <h3>Government Interference</h3> <p>It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about...17
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+9Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...10
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+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218 Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...87
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+8Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...173
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+10How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OdYBxxpSPY 63
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+7NFL Playoffs 2017 ThreadUpdate 1/9: Hawks over Lions, Texans over Raiders, Packers over Giants, and Steelers over Dolphins. Who do you guys like in the upcoming match ups? This weekend starts us off on the NFL playoffs for 2017 with the four wildcard round games, and what an interesting weekend it will be. We...89
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+7AMA - Top Tech / Media Corporate Development AssociateSome of you might know that i recently switched into corporate development after doing ~3 years of banking and getting promoted to associate. I'm a couple months in, but can answer any questions you may have59
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+7Lonely and Unhappy - NYC Hey guys, A bit of a long post, but would appreciate any advice. For the last 5 months or so, I've been feeling extremely lonely and unhappy, specifically at the end of my <span class='keyword_link'><a...41
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+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...34
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+7WSO 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...251 month 1 week ago
+6Best UNDERrated MoviesThere was another thread floating around about overrated movies, but everyone kept bring up underrated movies. So as we close the year and my netflix playlist grows I want to add some good movies that might have been overlooked by the critics or public. E.G. Kung Fu Hustle. Great movie by...119
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+7Go Big or Go Home - 2017 Challenge2017 is rapidly approaching and it is almost that time of year again to set goals, and smash them! My goals are as follows: 1) Save 18-25K towards my mortgage deposit. 2) Move from MO to <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+9FTB's Betterment List For 2017 (Sans Bullshit)Hey suckers. How are those new years resolutions treating you? You getting up early and getting shredded at Equinox, or maybe quitting weed? (Weed has its time and place but is generally for pussies who can't handle stimulants). Or perhaps you've finally decided it's time to break...6
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+6Is the American dream fading?Was reading this <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-american-dream-is-fading-and-may-be-very-hard-to-revive-1481218911"> article</a> in the Journal which mentioned that barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age. In numbers, only 51%...86
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+7Best option for paying for my homeHi WSO, this one is a little off tangent. Basically, me and my wife disagree on how I should work towards home ownership. Given the finance masters here, I wish to ask which route should I take. I'll disclose the information needed for you to make an answer. All in US$. Home cost: $900k....82
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+6Is asset management underrated?I've noticed AM is kinda shoved aside as a post-MBA job on this forum when in reality it's an extremely steady cash flow for the firm. I really don't see why someone would pick banking over AM at the post-mba level either since the pay at a <span...68
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+6College/Education Bashing Marketing - Should We All believe the Pitch and become Dropouts?Most of you are college educated here or perhaps all of you from results on the recent forum polls. Before that, let me start by saying I hate school. Yes, I hate school. I thought it was a waste of time and I slept through most classes or skipped them. In grad school, I spent more time kayaking...56
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+6PE firms with Analyst programsCan we make a list of PE firms that have an analyst program? I understand that most PE firms take <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analysts...42
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+11Do Not Go To Law SchoolDo not go to law school. I know that this is a Finance board but I suspect that some people on here have an itch for this. Trust me. You do not want to do it to yourself. Listen. All law schools will tell you what you would like to hear. Listen to your own inner voice. There is literally...36
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+6The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/whats-your-top-stock-pick-for-2017">has already been taken</a>, I wanted to throw...22
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+5Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread...73
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+5Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...64
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+7Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...55
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+7MTV has a message for "white guys"Well if you were wondering what sort of idiots ruined a great brand, here they are in a video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RuOGf1iuLEA I could say lecture about inclusion but instead I'm just going to say if you're "triggered" by this just go to your safe space and...49
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+5Today's Top Bankers on The Street. Who are they?I've recently been reading a bunch of books: M&A Titans, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3honf7q" target="_blank">Barbarians at the Gate</a></span>, Den of Thieves, Predators Ball, Big Deal: 2000 and Beyond,...48
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+5Financial & 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...44
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+5Best Place to buy suits for IBD Analysts?Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in the NYC office. I was wondering where some good...33
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+6Navigating Recruiting at Target SchoolsWSO has been of tremendous help over the past couple of years as I went through internship searches and SA recruiting, so I wanted to give back by sharing my experiences of going through recruiting at a top target school (think Stern, McIntire, Penn). Reason I say Penn and not Wharton is because...23
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+6Working in the Dirty (Oil and Gas) Energy Industry - A Comprehensive Career Guide by Insiders***Part 1 - Getting the Job*** **Work in Progress** **Table of Contents:** *Part 1: Getting the Job* *Part 2: Progressing in the Job* *Part 3: Are we there yet? - Advancements and Pivoting within the Industry* *Part 4: What's that Smell?... I smell Money. - Pivoting and changing...13
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+6New 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...33 months 1 week ago
+5I did it ma! Hired at a Physical Commodity Merchant. Hyped. 2 years ago I read *The King of Oil*, as suggested by a WSO thread. From that day on, I told myself **“I’m gonna f*cking do that.”** Fast forward to now. I’m a college senior and in June I start my career as a Trainee in the Oil Division of a Physical Commodity Merchant. It's like...02 weeks 1 day ago
+4Do you Support Trumps Tweeting Habits I was surprised when I saw a headline earlier today on CNBC <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/17/69-of-americans-call-trumps-twitter-habit-a-bad-thing-says-nbc-wsj-poll.html">(link)</a>stating that 69% of Americans called Trumps twitter habit a bad thing. Not that I...67
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+5Is the SAT important? Wall Street Says Yes. Below is a snippet of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> job posting requirement for an Associate role. REQUIRED BACKGROUND: **Resumes without SAT...66
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+4Is Investment Banking Boring?Mind you I'm in ops of a totally different dept but it seems like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> is boring. Would much rather do...52
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+4Your worst work experiences Curious to hear some of your stories with firms in your career in the RE industry. I'm sure a lot of you had worked at small firms where it might have been a cluster fuck or you got hoodwinked into a position that wasn't what you thought it was.51
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+14Can Hollywood fuck off?With the golden globes on, social media and mainstream media alike have been going off over Meryl Streep speech in regards to president elect Donald Trump. Hollywood over the past election cycle were constantly undermining the America public and laughing off Donald Trump, in most cases...43
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+4Wireless Headphone Recommendations?WSO, considering buying some new wireless headphones. I am looking for around-the-ear sets, don't really want to spend more than $400 but if there is good reason to spend above that I may reconsider. I take good care of my things, so I have no doubt that these will be used for 5-10...42
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+4Job Security at Prop Trading (Chicago Based)I have traded for almost two decades in a bank. All those years have been successful. However a lot of the time there is a small income (20 percent of profit) derived from the franchise. Note that I have always made much more money than my franchise. I have now been offered a job at a...42
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+4Drink Recs for the Upcoming HolidaysOne classic staple during the holiday dinner parties are the wines. However, this <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/beer-cider-and-wine-for-thanksgiving-when-wine-isn-t-enough">article</a> claims: [quote]cider, craft beer, and whiskey have been on...38
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+6Personality just doesn't fit I-Banking/Finance? Is there a Finance "type"?So, on paper, my freshman year has been going fantastic. I made a GPA over 3.9 at a Top 20 (semi-target) University, made plenty of lifelong friends who also know how to have fun, and found a great balance between maintaining a vibrant social and academic life. There's a lot to be excited...30
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+4Starting as IB analyst at age 27Hi all, I will be starting as an IB analyst at 27, fresh out of my Master degree. What are your views on starting as Analyst at 27? Thanks!29
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+5A Day in the Life at JPM & Goldman Sachs - How I learned to love/hate Business Insider ArticlesThis has been bothering me for some time now and I didn't want to say anything at first but a similar "hit" article came along the way and now my BS radar is on high alert. We all know Business Insider (BI) has a penchant for resurrecting old articles, sometimes in the form of...201 week 6 days ago
+4Five Reasons Why the Education System is Broken - Khan and Coursera Time!A brief summary of the [NPR article](http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/14/508991615/5-big-ideas-in-education-that-dont-work) is as follows and proposed resolutions by [Professor John Hattie (Researcher in Education)](http://visible-learning.org/john-hattie/). [My thread on Education...204 hours 23 min ago
+4Rhodes Associates 2016 REPE Comp Report[http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Compensation_Study_2016_Rhodes_Associates-NYPEN.pdf](http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Compensation_Study_2016_Rhodes_Associates-NYPEN.pdf)14
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+4BlackRock's Robot Stock-Pickers Post Record LossesRead an interesting article regarding <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/blackrock-quants-sustain-record-losses-in-setback-to-fink-plan"> BlackRock robot stock-pickers posting record losses.</a> As we all know, more and more <span...1111 hours 42 min ago
+4Three Controversial Books on the Mind - Earth Shattering Discovery or Snakeoil?Facebook feed showed yet another plug from Harvard Business Review (HBR) on Carol Dweck's concept of a growth mindset as it pertains to [Microsoft's adaptation](https://hbr.org/2016/10/how-microsoft-uses-a-growth-mindset-to-develop-leaders). I quit reading the book when she cited Enron...6
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+4365 Days of Success StoriesI spend some of my free time on WSO browsing the different forums and reading other people's success stories. I am always motivated to do something better with myself, but I know it's not always so easy. Success is sometimes in 1 day or more than 365 days. Usually the latter. So...5
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+4AMA- Commodity Energy MerchantThey called me the Commodity Merchant, I prefer "relationship manager". It not just buy low, sell high. It's managing the relationships, structuring the logistics assets and trades from the origin to the destination. We are a regular shipper on the Colonial Pipeline Line 2,...2
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+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ([email protected]) to get an...89
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+5The paradox of getting an internshipAs a sophomore at a target school, I am having a lot of trouble getting an internship over summer break. My GPA is decent but I think the main thing that is killing me is work experience. I need an internship to get more work experience, but I feel like I am getting rejected from a lot of...66
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+7Has Obama Rescued the US Economy?With Obama’s presidency ending in a couple of days, I recently read an <a href="https://i.redd.it/le7pbf967o9y.png">an interesting article</a> by Martin Wolf who argued Barack Obama did his best in rescuing the US economy and argues that Obama laid a strong foundation for...60
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+4Should you always wear a white dress shirt?I always see on television, movies, shows, the Internet and sometimes the newspaper that the men in suits almost always have a white dress shirt on and I am wondering if that is really the norm for the work force. I have a bunch of dress shirts in different colors but I am not sure if white is...58
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+3Moving to DC from AustraliaHi All, I'm from Australia just finished undergrad and moving to start a gig in consulting in the DC area. The office area is in the McClean/Arlington area. I know no one in DC, unfortunately so any advice you could give in regards to areas to live in/Areas to avoid would be great!...51
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+3Choice of cologne?What is your choice of cologne? I personally fancy Jo malone blackberry & bay with a note of Oud & Bergamot. I know jo malone is unisex product but i dont see many men wearing it. is it gay for a guy to sport that shit?51
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+3If you could be proficient in one other language besides English, what would it be?Would you pick up a language that's helpful for employment, or would you want to speak a language for another reason? Is business proficiency in Chinese increasingly becoming a boon for job candidates? I know a few 2nd gen. people in America who wish they were better at their mother...47
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+3What is Finance like during undergrad and B-School?What is it really like to major in finance in college? From your personal experiences was it hard, manageable, easy for you guys? Any tips for a prospective finance major will be very helpful. 45
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+3IBD analysts how long is your commute?Soon to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...42
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+5Morals and InvestingWhen I first started investing I was pretty much emotionless when it came to choosing companies that could potentially be viewed as immoral. About a year or two ago, however, the Opioid epidemic ended up affecting some people who were close to me. Not getting into to much detail, after this...42
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+4Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? 42
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+3What is your go-to office snack?Monkeys, everyone tells you to stick to your meal timings and eat healthy but with work, deadlines and everything, I prefer to have a snack every 3-4 hours. My favourites are nuts and protein bars. What do you eat when you are bored/ hungry at work?37
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+3Didn't get paid a bonus as a PE Associate...To preface: - This is a longish post under a burner account. If you don’t want to read it the TL;DR is that I work at a small PE shop as a first year(and now 2nd year) associate and didn’t get a bonus this year. Don’t think its personal performance or fund performance based(will get...34
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+3Is there an alternative to student debt?It's no secret that the price of a college education keeps increasing rapidly. With the increase in price comes the heavy load of student debt, which can't be escaped even in bankruptcy. The President of Purdue University offers an [alternative to the student debt...30
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+3What is the best way to ask your boss for a salary hike?I am a first-year analyst at an Angel Network and I am five months into the job. It is a small team (I am the only junior level guy) and the management is easily accessible. I usually tend to be pro-active as I like the work and have been complimented for my work-ethic. It is a mix of a <span...27
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+3AMA: Failed BB SA to ConsultingHey all. This site has helped me a lot through college so I thought I would return the favor. I was a SA at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB...26
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+3Bitcoin Reaches an All-Time High[Bitcoin just recently hit an all-time high at $1,140.64.](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-04/bitcoin-hits-an-all-time-high-as-currency-controls-drive-fear) A couple things that continue to drive the value of Bitcoin, as noted in the above article, are capital/currency...26
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+3Is career in IB unrealistic, unsuitable for female?Are the media portrayals of IB accurate in that it is a field full of cut throat <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-alpha">alpha</a></span> males working insane hours high on things and using f...25
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+3Which of these is best?I know that the following are mostly non targets other than Fordham, so what do you guys think: I have ful tuition guaranteed at each, Alabama Missippi State Fordham23
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+3Mcgill vs. Umich vs. IU Kelley vs. UIUC vs. Notre Dame vs. Western OntarioI'm currently an International student going to high school in the US. I have Bangladeshi citizenship. I don't care about where I work as long as it is in either US or Canada. I have been admitted to: Mcgill (Economics) (no debt) Western Ontario (not Ivey AEO) (no debt) UMich...23
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+3How do you stay disciplined?Something I’ve been struggling with lately is discipline. I’ve noticed that I have shitty follow through when it comes to doing things I say I will, and arguably spend more time thinking about productivity than actually being productive. I realize that many of you are forced to maintain a...21
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+3Buying Junk Debt PortfoliosHi! Does anyone know anything about buying junk debt portfolios? I was thinking of buying something for say $15K to $50K in face value at 7-10 cents on the dollar, and then sending it off to a collection agency, which works on a contingency-only basis. Obviously the debt would be recent...21
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+3World Cup will expand to 48 teams in 2026[quote]Fifa is expanding the World Cup to 48 teams in a move it believes could secure $1bn more in revenues, as Gianni Infantino, the new president of world football’s governing body, stamps his mark on the scandal-hit organisation.[/quote] Opinions? <a...20
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+3Essilor to buy Luxottica (makers of Ray Ban and everything else) for $24 Billion [Bloomberg]Here's a video quick 101 on Luxottica. [Here's a Forbes article if you don't feel like watching the...19
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+3High-school freshman seeking adviceI am starting this topic because I want to know from people in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund industry</a></span> now what I can do in my high-school and college...17
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+3Does Linked In actually help?Everyone always says to make sure your linkedin profile is up to date and it is important to make sure that it is impressive. Many people try to attain a large professional network on linkedin, but is it really that helpful? Do any of you have experiences in which a mutual connection online...17
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+3Top Prop/Hedge Fund Traders Strategies (Discussion)So I've been in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> industry for 6 years now. At some point in the future, I want to transition to prop (I have a strategy)...16
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+36 months on the job in PWM: 3 things I noticed#### 1. Performance is important - just not as important as you think Coming out of school I thought the formula for success in wealth management was simple; do your best to generate Buffett/Soros-like returns and watch the money roll in. Of course you'd still need people with the skills...15
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+3PE Recruiting Season - References for Weak AnalystsWell it's that time of year. I've started getting requests from headhunters/recruiter to provide references for my analysts. However, some of them aren't exactly top bucket. I'm not worried about the top bucket guys, I'm more concerned about all the other spectrum of...14
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+3100 Things worth every pennyA bit of a slow day in the office: was reading through the Luxxotica acquisition article in WSJ and somehow managed to come across the article above. Mind you, the Forbes article is from 1999. It's amazing how many things have stood the test of time. Sure, some of the tech-y things...10
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+4The Universal Hot vs. Crazy Matrix - How to tell if your Chick has a Dickhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKWmFWRVLlU&feature=youtu.be Matrix for guys at the beginning, matrix for girls at the end in less than 1min. Solid theory. Quantitative and qualtiative. Clear presentation. Enough said.6
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+3Laid off analyst still unemployedBeen laid off and it has been 5 months and I have yet to nail anything down. I was in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/capital-markets-group" target="_blank">Capital Markets Group</a></span> at a...5
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+5HFF Drug Test Summer InternHi monkeys, I have an offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at HFF in a large city (think NY, LA, Chicago). When I signed my offer letter it mentioned a...46
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+2Is there HONESTLY a difference in the quality of work between Strategy& (Tier 2 consulting) and MBB? I finally finished the horrible recruitment cycle for consultancies here in London, and have come out with an offer from Strategy&. My question is, is there actually a difference between them and <span class='keyword_link'><a...38
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+2Why would anyone want to go to Wharton for IB?Hi wallstreetoasis! If you look at placement rates, top business schools like UVA and UMich all have 25-30% placement rates into investment banking, just like Wharton. However, the competition in Wharton for those jobs is way worse, since obviously admission into Wharton is more difficult...38
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+2Credit Cards for Incoming IB AnalystThis summer I am starting as a full-time IB analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...38
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+2Would you still get a MacBook Pro?I came across a counterintuitive article. In this article, <a hef="http://nypost.com/2016/12/23/consumer-reports-says-dont-buy-new-macbook-pro/">Consumer Reports says don't buy new MacBook Pro.</a> Surprisingly, product-testing publication said the...34
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+2Snap Inc IPO pitch - "We're the Next Facebook"I noticed an interesting article on the front page of the WSJ website this morning regarding the Initial Public Offering of Snap Inc. The article states that when Snap goes on the road next year it will pitch itself as the next Facebook. Here are some key points from the article <a...32
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+4Future of Wall StreetHey Guys, Interesting post from WallStreetPlayboys here on the future of wall street. As many of you are going through junior year SA recruitment, I think we've come to realize that the "mood" has changed quite a bit. The Future of Wall Street For those that are in the...30
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+2Will my offer be rescinded??So I am losing sleep here and would love to get some help/advice: My situation is I recently got an IB full time offer at a MM and I accepted it and signed everything. They emailed me today about giving them my consent to do a background check on me and filling out an employment verification...30
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+2How to be happier?According to Alex Korb, a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at UCLA, these habits will provide you with a happier brain: [quote] 1) Listening to music. 2) Smiling often. 3) Thinking about your long term goals. 4) Proper sleeping habits. 5) Walking (exercise, social...29
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+2E-mailing Higher Ups about Job OpportunityHey guys -- So I am currently interning at a top brokerage firm in capital markets while I look for a job. I saw that a job posting came out for one of the companies I want, but it is the type where you have to send an email (with your cover letter and resume) to their HR e-mail and then they...28
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+2How many of you other PE guys only use IRR?My group is small but widely known in our industry market backed by ex-Wall Street execs, NYSE CEOs, etc. I was shocked when I got here to find that they don't use NPV as an investment decision metric, strictly <span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+3Free College in New YorkIt's possible that students who attend New York's public colleges will soon be able to attend free of cost. [quote] Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said he wants to make New York’s public colleges totally free. Under Cuomo’s plan, students or students from families that make...27
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+2Ronda Rousey - UFC - Is it time to Quit after getting Knocked the F&#K Out Twice in a Row?!?For those of you who are into combat sports, specifically boxing or UFC, there was a flurry of new Champions and Titles changing hands. In a recent Title defense, Amanda Nunes faced off squared off with previous Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Nunes tagged Ronda with fury and ended the...26
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+3Join the Military, See the World! - Pivot into being a Leader and Perks of Serving YOUR Country![This is a repost from another thread](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/cant-apply-for-jobs-without-a-degree-injustice#comment-1442339). I felt it appropriate to break it out into a category of its own because I see a lot of people struggling to find jobs, in and out of finance, without...25
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+2How do you deal with Insomnia?Read this on WSJ the other day: <a href= "http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-worst-kind-of-insomnia-1481457603">"The Worst Kind of Insomnia"</a>. This got me wondering how other monkeys have dealt with insomnia in the past. I personally really enjoy the f.lux app...24
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+2JP Morgan - Junior Analyst 2017 - Official ThreadThere are far too many non-centralized threads that are hard to find. Let's use this as the official thread for the Junior Analyst role at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP...24
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+2Find a Flaw in this logic-Commercial Real EstateI am thinking of accepting an offer for a smaller commercial real estate firm which has some reach but not an overly developed platform for the asset class I am going in to. I am transitioning from 2 years of experience in a real estate related field and will be a broker for this company, this...22
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+2Why am I getting lowball job offers? In New York City FinanceI graduated from a top university with a double major in related fields. Statistically speaking, the average starting salary from my school is 50k a year. I applied to lots of jobs but when I hear back, they always give me a lowball job offer like $15/hour, $18/hour or salary from $30-$40k a...22
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+2EY - Valuations & Business ModellingHello, I have an opportunity to join EY's Valuation & Business Modelling teams. Within the team there are a number of sub-teams. I am trying to assess which would be best for eventually moving into an M&A role. From reading the descriptions I have narrowed it down to the two...21
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+2What Are Some Factors That Improve Real Estate Appreciation? Sorry if I didn't word the title well. I was curious what kinds of factors can have huge effects on the value of home values. For example, does having a church closer to your dwelling increase the value? Or what about being near an airport (would the be higher or lower value?). Curious...21
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+2Relationship Manager at a Community Bank -- salary, responsibilities etc?Hi Monkeys, Thinking of moving on from my current role -- and have managed to score an interview for a Relationship Manager role at a local Community Bank with a focus on Commercial Real Estate lending and a small SBA book. Any thoughts on what I can expect in terms of responsibilities,...213 weeks 6 days ago
+2Bentley vs Fordham??Hello! I am currently a high school senior and I intend on majoring in finance (or finance-economics if I choose Bentley) with a minor in either management or economics. My main goal is to work at a major investment banking firm and then eventually move on to <span...21
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+2Why Don't Brokers Respond to Emails?I work for a family office and this is the first time in my life I've been involved in the deal sourcing process, so maybe I am doing something wrong on my end. But I'm kind of confused why I'm getting such a low response rate from emailing brokers. They sell commercial real...20
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+2When will the financial services industry gain the trust of the American people?I was reading this <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/02/does-finance-benefit-society/385176/?utm_source=atlfb">article</a> on The Atlantic in which a finance professor from Booth opined that academic economists' views on the financial sector are...20
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+2How to renege BB IBD return offer for Megafund PEHi guys, Summered at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> as a sophomore. Received a return offer for this summer. Signed return offer. Subsequently...20
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+2HF office dress codeI started at a hedge fund this month with decent AUM (in a range of $1-5 billion). I am rather surprised to see that the vast majority of the guys prefer semi-formal or business casual unless they have meetings. Is this common across the funds you guys work at?20
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+2Will I pass my background check???So.... I am kinda freaking out here. I got a full time offer from an Investment bank today and I have accepted it, but now I am worried about my background check because: 1. I listed my first degree's GPA 3.5 while the actual GPA is 3.45, will they rescind my offer because of that??...20
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+2I refuse to give upGiven my resume... What is my best course of action to get into I-banking? I will not accept being told that it can't be done. I would drive 12 hours to New York and beat on doors if that is what it would take. https://sli.mg/TTnTWI19
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+2Prop to Bank/FundI'm a discretionary rates trader at a prop firm. My P&L for 2016 was low 6 figures. Talented guys at my firm who have been around longer than me earn mid 6 figures and less than a handful broke the 7 figure mark. I'm talented enough to continue grinding this out going forward...19
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+3Automation - Divine Economic Salvation or Ultimate Demise? WALL-E or Terminator?**Automation** is a very controversial topic. So controversial in fact that one of my friends got pissed off when I got under his skin about it. Martin Ford explained Automation to me in his book *Lights in the Tunnel* back when I was a grad student and his recent New York Times Best Seller...18
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+22017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%.18
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+2I've been on the job for almost 4 months and really feel like quitting?OK some brief background on my story moved from working as financial analyst/credit analyst in the corporate banking division of a middle market bank to one of the big 3 credit rating agencies because besides the small learning curve there was not a lot exposure to a lot sectors that I had...17
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+5Why you should do a BB Ops internship as a sophomoreSince everyone here has wanted <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> since coming out of the womb I thought I'd give some advice on how you...17
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+2Who are the top MM PE fundsI've seen a lot on WSO about people working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at places like <span...16
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+2Big Startup vs IBI have at the moment the toughest decision to make in my life- to choose between a big startup (think Airbnb/Uber/Dropbox) or an IB (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span>/<span...15
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+2The Largest Company in the World Come 2030Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute has [an interesting prediction](http://www.businessinsider.com/futurist-predicts-online-school-largest-online-company-2016-12) for the largest company come 2030: [quote]"I've been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is...15
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+2Thoughts on PJT Partners?Read through this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-is-pjt-partners But i'm looking for an update a year and a half later or so. How did comp shake out? How is the increasing deal flow? I'm less concerned about exit opps but interested to hear that side too....15
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+2Cash on Balance Sheet after an LBOHello everyone, Here is a question about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> that I have been thinking for a while. Let's say a company that...15
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+2Being Agnostic During the Holiday Season First and foremost before I get drown in monkey shit and be called a hypocrite; I want to point out that I do partake in most of the Christmas traditions, but mostly as part of cultural rearing. I do the same thing for weddings, baptism and such. However, when I go into the Church I never...13
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+2Do you play computer games?Hey Guys, Holidays are coming up and I suddenly recalled that I used to spend my holidays playing World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Starcraft, Team <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fortress-investment"...13
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+2Placed in a group I don't wantHey everyone, I am going to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> this summer at Boutique bank. When I got my offer I was really excited but I was placed into a...13
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+2Undergrad at an LAC?Hi! I'm a senior and applied to mostly LACs, some universities (but lower tier). I'll major in Econ, maybe science (or should I avoid science?) I'm wondering which schools offer best <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+2Valuation reports - case studyI have a case study interview coming up where one part of it will be to write an evaluation report on a company in 3 hours, don't have full details but I suspect it will be a combo of <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+2AI's Effect on ComplianceRecently read an interesting article regarding the future for those who work in “<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>” roles”, especially in...11
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+2Looking Forward - 2017What product type do you think is going to be the favorite for 2017? Obviously multi has been leading the way for a few years now, but most will agree we are starting to see some cracks there. Retail is still trying to figure out their new world of e-commerce. Industrial/warehouse will still be...11
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+2Clemson Wins 2017 College Football National Championship[Go Tigers](https://www.facebook.com/ClemsonFB/photos/a.602327136455617.1073741830.600034310018233/1299389073416083/?type=3&theater) 11
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+2Goldman Sachs 2017 Pride Summit/Undergraduate Camp ThreadThe applications for the Pride Summit and the Undergraduate Camp went up today. I just applied and notified my contact in HCM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but communications will not be sent out until the deadline has passed. This thread will be updated after I follow up...10
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+8The Art of the (Drunken) DealI'm moving on up, monkeys. Unfortunately I'm not talking about a raise or a promotion, but I was able to snag a new unit 10 floors up in my current building, so now the people across the street who will see me swinging my unclothed dick around after work are a new tier of...10
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+2Favorite tv shows and suggestions?What's your favorite tv show? Finance/Law or business world. Suggestion for shows like Billions, Suits, House Of Cards etc.? 10
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+2Undergrad: Nova v Fordham v RichmondMonkeys: I'm a senior in HS now, and deciding where to go to school next year. My #1 school is UVA by a mile, but I want to hear opinions on some other schools that I'm applying to, specifically for getting <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+2Student looking to learn: Commodity TradingHello Everyone, I am a student a trying to figure out what specific career path I would like to go down. I have read some basic commodity <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...81 month 2 weeks ago
+2Strategic Finance RolesFor all of you monkeys working in whats deemed strategic finance (outside of Corporate Development as we've had plenty of discussion on that already), would really love to know more about your background and some of the projects that you work on. The bulk of my career has been spent on...8
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+2Suggestion for high schoolersI am currently a sophomore in high school and am extremely interested in working in the the hedge fund in the future. Are there any suggestion for which majors in college are the best pick to land a job at a hedge fund right out of college. Not really focused on a specific type of fund yet just...8
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+2Six Habits That Could Screw You OverIts been a little over 2 weeks since the new year begun, and for many people like myself, the gusto that drove our New Year’s resolutions and our desire to change old habits is slowly waning. Three days at the gym are slowly becoming two, and the bowl of ice cream that took a back seat to the...7
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+2Blackrock Superday how long to hear backI had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock"...7
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+2Which Non-US City Would you do an International Rotation in and Why?I was curious how many people here have done international rotations (i.e. a stint of IB in Hong Kong, etc. through your bank/via externship) and how they liked it. Otherwise, I was wondering what cities people have an interest in doing business in and why. A medium-term goal of mine is to...7
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+2RSM vs Bocconi vs Hec Lausanne vs SSE?Hi guys :-) My first post! Next year I'll graduate in Business adm. at the University Of Florence, and I'm looking around for a strong MsC Finance. I'm an italian student, great GPA, and in march I'll take IELTS + <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+2REIT Investment Team position salary? So I'm debating between two potential offers right now. On one hand I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> offer in Credit Risk, which I am fairly...6
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+2Need to find cousin a careerThis isn't an IB question, but I figured this was a good place to seek advice since there are a lot of career minded people on here. I have a cousin who had a 2.5 GPA as a bio major from some non-target (not relevant to this problem anyway). He spent 3 years unemployed and now works an...6
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+2What are the legalities of being a RE Syndicator? Do you need a broker's license to collect acquisition, DD or management fees?I am in the process creating an investment platform where I will essentially create deal flow pipeline and network relationships, gather all due diligence materials, do a preliminary back-of-envelope underwriting to see if meets parameters before sending over to my colleagues who will see if it...6
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+2Non-target GPAI'm a sophomore at a non-target and I'm looking to get into IB. Believe it or not, we have a few alumni at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IBs...6
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+2What is a tranche of a stock exactly? Where can I find a company stock's tranches, # of shares, prices?Like the title, I'm doing a comp model here and I'm confused with "tranches." I don't see them on Nasdaq or Yahoo Finance (or maybe they are there but Idk where to look at). Can anyone please help? Thank you so much6
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+2MsC Finance in Switzerland; ETH - Geneve - ST GallenWhich one? St Gallen: + 1 year + placement, name + program - application requirements ETH Zurich: + 1.5 year + name of the uni + tuitions - too quantitative - not a real business school + only ielts (7) required Geneve: - 2 years - no placement center + location +...6
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+2SSRI's and High-Stress JobsThere have been a few recent threads discussing the potential benefits and drawbacks of various legal stimulants on job performance, but I haven't seen much discussion around the effect of other (legal) psychoactive drugs on performance in high stress jobs like those found in the finance...5
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+2Blackrock SA Alternative Investments Interview Hi guys, just got an invite for a hirevue for the SA alternative investments position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span>. Does anyone have an idea of...5
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+2CREFC CMBS E-PrimerAny real estate monkeys out there willing to share a copy of the CMBS E-Primer? I'm an analyst at a RE debt and equity brokerage shop and am doing more CMBS business than at my past company. Looking to better understand the mechanics of CMBS. Certainly have RE related educational content to...5
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+2URGENT: Canadian Undergraduate Business School vs American UndegraduateHi, I'm a Canadian student looking to do an undergrad in business or some degree that will give me employ-ability in finance (IB, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...5
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+4Goldman calls of 2016As 2016 draws to a close, it is a good time for reflection on the main happenings of the year. Below are Goldman’s 2016 published- Macro themes and rationale. This is an open thread to discuss the main themes of 2016 and the outlook into 2017. <h3>Top Trade No. 1: </h3> Long...4
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+6Secret Supply Closet at Goldman SachsMerry Sunday everyone. A good buddy of mine works at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> and he keeps on telling me about this secret supply closet there filled with private label,...4
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+2Career Change - Healthcare IB from Real EstateHey, I'm 25 years old and have close to four years of experience in real estate (equity). I have a finance degree from a semi-target school. I'm looking to make a jump into healthcare IB in NYC. About six months ago, I started to look into investment banking. I've had this...2
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+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...14 months 2 weeks ago
+2My Guide to the CFAHey Monkeys, with the new year fast approaching and many of you starting to prep for the June exams I thought now would be a good time to describe my study process, tips, advice, etc. for others to use. This will not be “step by step” instructions but rather what has worked for me. Please...03 weeks 6 hours ago
+2WSO Happy Hour: Thur 1/19, 7:30pm @5th and Mad: The New Year's Edition!Happy almost 2017, dear monkeys! A resolution of mine is to be more consistent with monthly happy hours, and to that end we are starting 2017 off right with a drink-a-thon at our usual watering hole, 5th and Mad! Last time was a very pleasant event indeed, and there were requests for a Thursday...02 weeks 6 days ago
+16Three Reasons Back Office isn't that bad.I know that this forum is very <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> IB focused, but I have compiled a list of reasons why the <span...66
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+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...47
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+1What exactly do banking interns do?I've started working at a boutique bank, and most of the work I do is making powerpoint slides, nothing too hard. I'm just a sophomore, so I know there's probably a ton of stuff that they're not letting me do since I'm not knowledgable enough. So I'm wondering,...40
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+2Can't apply for jobs without a degree? InjusticeDegree sections compulsory on job applications? How is this fair? This is unfair to individuals who haven't been able to obtain degrees for personal reasons. How are we different or under qualified to those who might have obtained 3rd's in their degrees? Had to leave an application for...36
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+2Isn't it better to ask for internship directly?Instead of going through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> of getting on the phone to learn more about what you do and then asking for internship at the...35
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+1 Interview Q: How do you manage stress?I read in a few interview guides that this question could come up. Can I get away with saying something like I do yoga and drink green tea? Or does that sound dumb. What's that best way to answer this question?27
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...201 month 23 hours ago
+2Progress for the sake of progressThis is a great article on the outlook Silicon Valley companies often have. It seems like they are making progress for the sake of progress sometime. I like how well they point how how these companies have left their core constituency behind (Apple's headphone jack fiasco......20
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+1What do you think of MIT RE program? The advantage is it's only one year program and top-tier. But it seems like it's not finance heavy. I got admitted into nyu's part time RE program but wondering if I should just quit my current 12hrs + job and study full-time so I can be fully committed and make the transition....19
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+1Kellogg vs. Fuqua vs. Tuck vs. JohnsonHi all. Last week, I heard back from all the schools I applied. Kellogg (WL), Fuqua (WL), Tuck (WL) & Johnson (Admit with some $) My post-mba goal is to break into NYC IB. I see the difference between Johnson and Fuqua is minimal and I prefer staying closer to NYC (thou it is...18
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+1Is there an ideal spread between Unlevered and Levered IRRs?This is in regards to a ground-up multifamily deal. Do investors (in this case, institutional equity partners) look for a healthy spread between these two metrics? I would imagine if the levered <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+1If you could ask a CEO one question to understand quality of his business what would it be? Hi there, Long-time lurker, first time poster. I was recently interviewed by a London Growth Fund - however, there was one question that really stood out: They asked if you could ask the CEO of a company you're considering investing in only one question what would that be? This...18
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+1Real Estate Development HierarchyHi- I currently work as an acquisitions analyst at a private real estate investment company that specializes in multifamily apartment complexes. I am interested in switching to development (with a development firm) but have had little success finding the hierarchy of real estate...18
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+1NESCAC Schools?Would you guys mind ranking the NESCAC schools from best to worst. I heard they were really good and underrated for IB18
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+1How to get into (and interested in) the Markets?I typically find people on here talking about having a passion for the markets and generating investment ideas. Perhaps being a student has held me back or maybe it's just not "in me", but I've found cultivating this passion pretty difficult, and i think it's just that I...18
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+1Low self esteem may lead to credit card debt?Niro Sivanathan, associate professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains how spending with touchless forms of payment (like a credit card or online) can lead to spending more money than with cash. [quote] Our work was taking the well-established effect of credit card...17
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+3Really unsatisfied with SA group placement and looking for advice?I received an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...172 hours 20 sec ago
+1are thank you emails really that important?I don't see the point in them, especially after you already thanked them in person/over the phone? Doesn't it come off as sucking up? Also, it's not like the interviewer was doing you an immense favor by grilling you. It's part of their job. 16
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+1Should I take this offer??I recently received an offer from a major European bank to work as an intern in their risk management division (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span>,<span...16
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+1Is it time to dump gold?People say gold is real money while our paper bills are not, because <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-fiat-money">fiat</a></span> money has no intrinsic value. However, in this <a...15
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+1Thoughts on using Yesware for cold emails?As a junior at a non-target who hasn't landed anything yet for the summer, I've resorted to cold emailing to try to set up <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational...15
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+1Sales vs OperationsHi Everyone, After having spent a little over a year in <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> and...15
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+1Big 4 Audit to Big 4 Corporate Finance - AdviceThis is my first post on WSO and I am looking for some guidance. I have been lurking around recent content on WSO and there appears to be lots of helpful (and hilarious) advice available. I am currently working at one of the Big 4 in assurance (audit) and want a change to something more...15
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+1Boutique NYC brokerage shopsWhat is the concensus on boutique NYC shops specifically Investment Sales? I see a lot of small shops in the area. Who do these guys do deals with? obviously your big time developers/operators will be mostly using the big guys. Searching through LinkedIn a lot of guys at these don't really...15
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+1Where do I fit in the finance world (if I fit at all)?I'm an undergrad senior economics major, and heavily considering tacking on a finance major for the sake of marketability. But I've had trouble really being sold on my options. I've generally thought that working as an analyst (and eventually making it to PM) at a Hedge Fund would...15
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+1Hedge-Fund Managers With Flashy Sports Cars Make Worse InvestorsRecently read this interesting article <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/hedge-funds-sports-cars/512075/">which claims hedge-fund managers with flashy sports cars make for worse investors.</a> The article cites an experiment done a group of...14
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+1Need advice on what internship to choose Happy New years everyone!, Hope everyone enjoyed their new year and got home safe. I wanted some advice in which internship to choose from. My background: I am currently a sophomore at a non target school double majoring in accounting and finance. My goal is to get into IB / a good mba...14
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+2Extending graduation to re-recruit as a SA again?I received an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1Series 79Hi All, I know there are a couple threads out there on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/series-79-exam">Series 79</a></span> most of which are multiple years old. I am taking the 79 in 2.5 weeks and have...14
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+1Trip to NYC and LA (off-the-wall ideas)?In June, a few mates and I (from UK in mid-20s) are heading to NYC and LA for a trip (two weeks in total). I was wondering if anyone on here has any advice for things to do/places to go there that isn't just the standards stuff you see on the likes of trip advisor etc? The more...14
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+1MS Finance - Simon Business SchoolDear All, I have recently been admitted into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance Program at Simon with a 30% scholarship for the fall 2017 intake. Need your views on...14
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+1UPREIT - Setup of REIT and Acquisition of 1031 Property - Tutorial Where Can I Learn?I'm looking for a tutorial on UPREITS. Primarily I would like to set up a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> with my existing...14
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+1Disney and Star WarsI recently read an interesting article regarding of <a href =”http://fortune.com/2015/11/03/activision-blizzard-king-digital/”> Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.</a> Back in 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4b. At the time, <a...14
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+1IUHey, everyone I decided to take IU direct admit to Kelly instead of UNC or NYU, is this a bad decision. I really like the IB workshop.14
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+1Advice for a High School Senior going to Rutgers? I didn't do so well in high school and got a 3.4 gpa and am going to Rutgers next year. To stay productive I am learning python and will eventually try to learn algorithm <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1MM in New York or BB in Toronto?I'm studying at a Canadian target in Ontario and debating between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1HBS/GSB Long Term Application PrepHey Guys. I was wondering if there was anything you can do over the course of 3 years to meaningfully improve your chances at HBS/GSB. I feel as though I have a good profile, but I am missing something "special". - Harvard Undergrad with Applied Math degree, minor in econ (low GPA...14
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+18 Men Are As Rich As 3.6 Billion PeopleA recent report by Oxfam International has found that 8 men are as rich as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. These eight include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison, and Jeff Bezos. Together, they own 426 billion...14
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3 days 3 hours ago
+1Clothes Hey, I'm going into a boutique bank in Florida for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position. This is what I am planning to wear: Jos a Banks ($600) -3...14
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3 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Becoming an algotraderHi everyone, A bit of a beginner's question. I am a current engineering major at a top 10 worldwide school with a very strong interest in finance. I have secured a spring week in <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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2 days 2 hours ago
+1How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym? Recently, I read a Business Insider article that listed 17 ways to trick yourself into going to the gym. Some of my favorites are leaving your gym bag at your office, thinking about the money you're pouring into a gym membership, mixing up your workout, entering any and all gym challenges,...13
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Job Hopping Monkeys in BankingI've been seeing lots of articles being written on millennials as job hoppers with writers praising and condemning frequent job changes. I consider myself to be on the aggressive side in regards to not putting up with a job that is not a good fit but would still stick it out for a year+...13
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+1Partner PackagesI am moving from Director at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> to Country Managing Partner for Tier2 Consulting division of a top 10 professional services...13
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2 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Lateral hire entry point If I work for a whole year before lateralling into investment banking, would I join as a second year analyst or would I have to start from the bottom? 13
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1 day 8 hours ago
+1UNIGE Master of arts in international trading, Commodity finance & shippingHey all! Current undergrad student at a target in my country with internship experience in commodities <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I am looking at my...13
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3 days 5 hours ago
+1What's your way of tackling all those work emails?Hey guys. I barely started working at an office and find the amount of unnecessary emails overwhelming. I find that I have to go back and forth with some co-workers because they didn't specify the exact day or because they wrote a long-winded email that doesn't make sense. I...13
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Wharton Undergrad Starting SalaryHow much do undergrads from Wharton making starting off? (like a 1st year analyst); what about Penn's dual degree Management and Technology program?13
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2 days 23 hours ago
+1Underwriting Analyst to Development?Interviewing for an underwriting analyst role with a multifamily lender. Debt side role involving analyzing, processing and packaging multifamily and commercial loans. I eventually want to go into development or acquisitions. Not sure if this role would really be a good step in the right...12
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Have you heard of Sandford Bernstein?I have recently received offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> in Sandford Bernstein, as well as S&T in <span...12
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1CFA materials: kaplan or wiley? I wanna start preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> asap, could you please give some suggestion which is the best material, where...12
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1 day 23 hours ago
+1MS/BOAML Wealth Management, Asset Management PNC/ Prudential- What to Choose?I am looking for some advice on what you may think is the best option for my junior <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>- <span...12
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+1$400 shoesWill be starting as an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Let's say markets crash next Monday. What is your gameplan?*Next Monday is entirely hypothetical, assume the one following the day you read this thead. *Reasons behind the market crash are also entirely hypothetical, if you are looking for some magnitude, let's say it's September 2007 again. In other words, how prepared are you for the...12
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Cornell:Easiest and Best ROI SchoolI got a major life decision I have to make and only a few days to do it. I need help choosing whether to apply to Cornel ILR or Hotel. I'm decently competitive at both with a 1510 SAT but my GPA is a little lacking at a 3.7 uw(at a top private/boarding school though).The big question is...12
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4 weeks 13 hours ago
+1UNDERGRADUATE at Bocconi, SSE, CBS or UCL?What's the best place for an undergraduate degree in business/finance/economy? UCL will leave me with a lot of debts. Bocconi, SSE, and CBS would be basically free in my case thanks to Norwegian funds (Lånekassen). I'm asking for UG only, I'm pretty sure I will do masters at...12
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1 week 16 hours ago
+1Accrual vs AmortizationWhat's better for the bottom line? Expense accruals or Amortization. What is the difference between two and how it impacts the P&L? Thanks!12
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2 days 14 hours ago
+1Is Transferring from Emory worth it?I did decently well first-semester freshman year, ending with a 3.89 (made the deans list and all that jazz). I've been enjoying it a lot here socially and I would probably only dislike it if I don't get into the fraternity I want to during rush next semester. The lack of school...12
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Big 4 Transactions manager looking for career advice [Sydney]I'm 25 with a double degree in commerce and IT and have been in big 4 accounting working in transactions (Finance and IT transaction execution/ operations <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Which UndergradOf These: Chapel Hill (20k per year, my brother is there, and I just never liked it) Villanova (LEANING TOWARDS IT Fordham (Full Tuition based on NMSF) Babson (33k-40k per year) Bentley (Like the school) Wake Forest (60k per year, too close to home) BYU (Pretty much a cheap, good caliber...12
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4 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Moving to Midwest Laid off from my niche lending role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in October. I have been applying exclusively to endowments since then, with good...11
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Why so much hate for University of Phoenix?As someone who's barely been to the US (except for a one-week romp at Dallas), I find it hard to fathom why the University of Phoenix receives so much hate compared to other online extension programs such as Harvard Extension or Coursera or any other similar extension program. Thought of...11
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5 days 22 hours ago
+1MBA Decision - Vanderbilt Owen vs. Georgetown McDonoughRecently accepted to both MBA programs, any thoughts on which to take? Background in big 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span>. Hoping to jump to IB or...11
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1UBS Sophomore Summer Analyst (Women) IB Program Did anyone hear back from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> for this Sophomore Summer Analyst program after submitting the video interview?11
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1 day 7 hours ago
+1Strategy consulting to investment banking operations I have recently started working in strategy consulting for a boutique consulting firm. In my day to day activities currently I am working on an ongoing project looking at things like financial statements, mergers and acquisition opportunities, market trends, corporate strategy etc. . on behalf...11
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1 day 10 hours ago
+1Is a Non Target School Really That Bad?Hey, I am a high school senior and I was just wondering how difficult it really is if someone is from a non target (ex: ECU, UNCW, or let's throw in Elon.) If someone maintains a 3.8 or 3.9, is it still going to be impossible to find a internship at say, <span...11
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1GMAT - What's your average time to study?Guys, Average time to Study for the GMAT? I will try to take it after my graduation.. I will have 5/6 hr x day for 2/3 months.. My target is > 650. Opinions? Experience? Thank you so much, and happy new year ;-)11
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+1thoughts on using Mr/MsIs it still better to play it safe, and address a MD using Mr. / Ms. for cold emailing, or do you think it's better to address them by first name? As an anecdote, I once got on the phone with a MD several years ago, and accidentally addressed him by his first name. Later, when I met up...11
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Summer Associate offers - Moelis LA / JEF NY / CS NYAsking for an advice on choosing among summer associate offers - I'm a first year bschool student at an M7 school and have been recruiting for banking. I need to decide fairly quickly on those offers and I'd appreciate any insights. Through my own research, there have been a lot of...11
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4 hours 41 min ago
+1Post Grad ActivitiesHi all, I'm in need of some recommendations on ways to beef up my resume post undergrad. I've always been pretty heavy on the extra curriculars, from Elementary to College and now that I'm out I am lost. After a recent job interview, it became apparent to me that most of the...11
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+1What to invest in on the buy-sideUsually, Jan/Feb is bonus time and as a buy side analyst there are plenty of restrictions of what one is not allowed to invest in. Apart from investing into your firm's own fund/s and real estate, what do you guys invest in? 11
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4 days 19 hours ago
+1Wealth Management Internship Interview Questions and Pointers?Hello! So I have an interview for my very first internship coming up in a few days...I'm getting really nervous. The internship kind of just fell into my lap, and I ran with it, but I'm still kind of clueless. Not too sure if I want to get into wealth management, I just wanna get out...10
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Watches for Investment AnalystWhat are some good watches for an investment analyst in banking? Looking for something in the $700-$1200 range. Brands and names of watches would be helpful. Thanks.10
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6 days 13 hours ago
+1Most tax efficient thing to do with my 40k+ bonus??I'm currently on a 80k salary base, but I currently don't have a 401k, retirement thing set up at my work yet because, long story short, I declined to do so because I need to take care of personal family things, etc. Anyways, I've been doing well at my work and will probably will...10
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1 week 4 days ago
+1HELP! 10-week summer internship clashes with exam timeHi guys, First of all I am aware that you shouldn´t ask for holiday during a 10-week internship but my internship starts during my exam time at University. How many days off do you usually have during a 10 week <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Best IBD Groups at Morgan Stanley?Hi all, I will be interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> this summer for <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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1 day 12 hours ago
+1Summer intern: JPM Private Bank v.s Barclays SnTFortunately I got summer intern offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> private bank and <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1How to Reach Out to Random People?Does anyone here have any tips for how to reach out to random people? I go to an extreme non-target and don't have any contacts in the finance industry, so I am forced to reach out to random people through either Linkedin or guessing their firm's email format. The people that I am...10
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15 hours 26 min ago
+1Asset Management MBAI am thinking about transitioning into a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>, with limited experience in finance... I am thinking about...10
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1 week 4 days ago
+1How would you answer this mutual fund interview question - what is your best and worst investment?I have final rounds with a mutual fund next week. They have asked me to prepare my "best and worst investments" to discuss. Like my previous e-mail, I think that term is totally open to interpretation. How would people define their "best investment?" - Most P&L? -...10
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3 days 10 hours ago
+1Moving from IB to AM - ProcessHey guys, So most are familiar with the general process for moving from IB to PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, but what about...10
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1 week 8 hours ago
+1Australian S&T: Difference between "Retail Big 4" (Westpac, CBA, ANZ, NAB) and Investment Banks?So take these retail banks, known in Aus as the "Big 4 Banks", and their market divisions:...10
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Why use EV/EBIT multiple when compared companies in the asset intensive industry?Hi, can anybody explain me that Why use <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span>/EBIT multiple when compared companies in the asset intensive industry? I've...10
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1 day 8 hours ago
+1Eastdil Secured NYC analyst hours and 1st Year CompLooking for feedback on Eastdil's analyst hours and first year compensation in NYC office? Also any feedback on what deal flow might be like now that Spies and Harmon are at Cushman10
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6 days 12 hours ago
+1Lateraling from SA to FT at BB with Low GPAHey guys, I'm going to be an SA at a mid-tier bank in IB (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> type) and I am looking to move to a <span...10
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Difference between Smaller CRE Firm and Big Shot CRE FirmHey all, I was curious to the differences between joining a smaller brokerage starting off in CRE as compared to a CBRE or JLL type. Is it the difference between you having a shot at succeeding and not having a shot? What really matters starting off?10
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+1Citi GroupsWhat groups are recommended for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>? Top groups appear to be Global <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Will I be expelled from BschoolI am making this post to clear some of my concerns regarding reneging an offer and hope that you all can provide me some of your thoughts. I am currently pursuing a one year Masters from a target B-school, think UVA/Duke/UNC, and accepted a job offer last month from a top firm in their...10
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2 weeks 7 hours ago
+1ESFJ, ISTP, or IDGAF?Once you progress past the point of taking Buzzfeed quizzes to determine who you are, you've probably sat down and taken the Myers-Briggs personality test. If you haven't, I highly recommend you do (click here to take it: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test) When I...10
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1 day 7 hours ago
+1Which factor has more influence on P/E ratio? the P? or the E?Hi, guys. I got a little confuse with the P/E ratio. I know that P/E ratio is capital structure dependent. But there are two explanation for this argument: 1: The EPS is after interests payments, so the company which has more debts would get lower EPS, therefore P/E ratio is capital...10
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9 hours 34 min ago
+1Question about comp in big yearsHello - I have my year end review coming up at the end of the week and wanted to get some different points of view on how to think about my range. For background: I work at a ~10B MM fund. I have been on my team for nearly 3 years, I have a good relationship with my PM, and we had a very...9
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3 hours 13 min ago
+1Best Financial Modeling Courses to TakeI'm an undergrad junior, and I'm trying to boost my resume and prepare for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> by taking some <span...9
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3 days 13 hours ago
+1BABSON College IB****I heard people break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas with Babson according to the WSO Rankings Is this true?9
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2 hours 26 min ago
+1Should I tell people I'm an Intern?Nevermind. Got the answer I needed...thanks for all the input everyone. Idk why I over thought this. Its really not a big deal haha9
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2 days 6 hours ago
+1MBB NYC vs. BostonI am at a top three business school (HBS/Wharton/GSB) and wondering if changing office preferences from Boston to NYC would hurt my chances for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...9
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3 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Breaking into acquisitions from Equity research??Hi, I want to break into RE acquisition roles, but I realized I want to do this pretty late in the game, and am feeling pretty hopeless as I don't have any relavant experience. My bankground is as follows: School: semi-target BBA in finance and accounting (think Emory, Duke,...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Group Selection J.P. MorganI accepted a generalist <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> Summer analyst offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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5 days 22 hours ago
+1Can someone explain what post MBA MBB exit opportunities are really like? I am headed to a business school in the fall and my goal is to exit into a rotational program in industry. But I am also exploring other options because well, the full time MBA is my one chance in life to totally change the trajectory of my career. So why not look at what's out...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Why is UT Austin ranked so low by USNWR in "National Universities"?Not hating but how is (an example) College of William and Mary or Rice University better than UT Austin? UT Austin is ranked in the 50s and Rice is in the top 20 while W&M is ranked 32. This makes no sense. I thought UT was a strong school! I'm interested in their MSF and now I'm...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1MSRE/MSRED/MBA General Discussion ThreadWanted to start a general discussion for everyone applying to grad school. Thought we could discuss stats and others could give advice and feedback on the programs. 9
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2 days 13 hours ago
+1Learning Rates TradingI work on an equity desk for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> but I want to expand my product knowledge into the rates market. I really want to...9
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13 hours 21 min ago
+1Signing Bonus for FT?Any idea of what the singing bonus for full time investment banking analysts is at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> (any other banks would also be helpful) I'm trying...9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Investment Banking in Houston?Hello, I'm currently a sophomore at a top 30 business school studying Finance. I plan to graduate college with at least a 3.8 GPA. Before I graduate I plan to have an internship this year at a small financial firm and to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 day 3 hours ago
+1Citi Markets S&T LondonHi all, I have a first-round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>'s Markets Analyst program in London next week. I believe they're typically in-person...9
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3 hours 8 min ago
+1MBA Associate: Evercore vs. GSHaving a tough time deciding between the two here. Love the culture and everything about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>, but I am told by a few unbiased...9
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1 day 5 hours ago
+1Ground Up Multifamily Development - TimelineDoesn't need to be specific to Los Angeles, but for those who are on the development side (emphasis on residential rentals or for-sale), is there a general timeline/blueprint for the development process. Specifically prior to a shovel going into the dirt. Also, for those currently...9
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2 days 2 hours ago
+1Msc Finance SSE vs ESADE vs HEC vs Bocconi vs OthersHello guys! I have to choose which Msc Finance programs to apply. I have double citizenship Italian and Spanish and speak fluently both languages. I have a Bsc in Economics from a public italian university (high gpa), one internship in a big4 and 700 at the <span...9
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6 hours 48 min ago
+1Career advice/guidance for an undergraduate student Hey guys, I am in need for advise from people with greater insights into the Investment Banking "industry" and the way they recruit. I am an 2nd year Undergraduate student, currently studying finance/management (the most prestigious study in my country) where i am placed in top...8
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2 days 11 hours ago
+1I have 3 job offers, which one to take?Seeking opinions and thoughts here.. I have an offer at **Bloomberg** to work on their Terminal help desk with advancement into advanced help essentially or sales, they call it "analytics" but really customer service from what I read. Pay and hours is unmatched: 40 hours a week for...8
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14 hours 50 min ago
+1Jefferies SA IBDI still see a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Question about CRE Lending compensation for Life CoHey all, I am curious as to the typical compensation in CRE Lending for a well-known life company. I was told for a first year analyst, 70k + 7.5-10 signing + 18-25k year-end bonus as considered good. I was wondering how this stacks up to <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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1 hour 11 min ago
+1MSRESorry if these have been answered somewhere else but decided to make a thread anyways.. 1) if someone has a crap undergrad GPA (from a reputable non target) but a couple years of quality work experience are they still regarded as a candidate assuming good recommendation letters? I know NYU...8
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Breaking into Venture Capital out of Undergrad??Is it possible to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture capital industry</a></span> right out of undergrad? And what are the best routes to take to break...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Performing Due Diligence for Investing in Real Estate DevelopmentHow do I perform due diligence for investing in a real estate development project? A real estate developer showed me a couple of the projects he's working on. They seemed like good investments. 10% a year for the first 5 years + 20% <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1HELP : GS vs CD&R, LondonI have to choose between 2 FT analyst offers (graduate) in London: - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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16 hours 35 min ago
+1Multifamily Equity Raise / Proposal TemplateHey folks, Appreciate your help in advance. A couple partners and I have found equity backers for a multifamily deal we will be acting as principal or GP on. We are agreed in theory (we are under contract with the seller), but I'd like to put together a more formalized deck for...8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Got 2 offers, any advice?-Located in London -Obviously the offers I have aren't at the best i-banks like a lot of people here receive. But I think of it as a starting point. -My aim is to make it into strat consulting or preferably IB. Will do an MBA if necessary Offer 1 Big 4 Corp Fin- M&A, ranked very...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Is This E-mail Typo a Big Deal?Hey everyone, happy Saturday. I am in the application process for a position as a Spring corp dev intern at a large tech company in NYC. I already have an offer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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4 days 9 hours ago
+1IBD Analyst When Do You Start Work And When Do You Leave Work?I always hear people talk about investment banking's ridiculous hours (with a few analysts saying that they work 100 hour weeks). However, I do see many graduates in my school frequent restaurants, road trips and at times go on extended vacation. 8
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1 day 2 hours ago
+1Call for advice from PE professionals - Undergraduate hopeful in distressThanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. I appreciate even more anyone who decides to contribute. So the situation is the following- I was just confirmed to attend an "Undergraduate Investment Clinic" for undergraduate students in New York City on January 7th. The 9-hour...8
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Should I list a return offer on my resume?Last summer I was an SA at a top 15 REPE firm and received a verbal return offer from one of the partners. I didn't like the specific division where I received the offer so I declined and never had the offer letter drafted out. I later interviewed with a separate division of the same...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Cold Email - no response, what next?Hello, I am a Sophomore at a non-target and am in the process of reaching out to some local boutiques in hopes of finding an internship for this Spring. Rather than out right asking for an internship, I figured it would be best to first introduce myself and learn a little more about these...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1How does FT recruiting differ from SA recruiting?I was very curious what some of the big differences were between FT and SA recruiting. I am pretty sure that FT is much harder (assuming) and it is much more of a smaller pool of applicants that get interviews for FT. Am I right? What are the other differences?8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Hedge Fund Trader Risk/Profit QuestionWhat is the average daily VaR of a trader? Senior, junior, etc...? If a trader has 20mm capital and let's say he is down -3K and he holds on to the position having the conviction that it will eventually go his way and it went down to 5K and hes keep averaging his position, do they care?8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1CFA1 help with boutique?Mentioned in previous posts, I'm currently an algebra teacher. I currently live in a rural town, where there are no <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Summer Associate Interviews, final invitationsWhen do all of the Summer Associate final interview or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> invites go out? I would assume they all go out prior to the end of this week?8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Lateraling to Deloitte as a BA?Hey guys, I'm a 2016 grad interested in lateraling to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> as a BA. Don't really care if it's federal or...8
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3 days 9 hours ago
+1Bachelor: RSM, CBS, Bocconi, ESCP, ESSEC or Maastricht or WU Vienna for german studentWhat schools offer the best possibilities for a german national (only speaking german and English) to get a job in the city and partially Frankfurt? I guess Frankfurt: Wu Vienna Maastricht ESCP RSM CBS/Bocconi ESSEC (I heard their BBA is only a cash...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Will there be a future for bankers?It is evident that technology is changing our world quicker than we have predicted. Artificial intelligence is on the rise. In 2015 Google created AlphaGo, a computer program that beat a champion Go player without handicaps. If you got a computer that can play Go, a complicated game with lots of...8
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Have to learn a new language (european)Hey there! Quick question for you. I already know Italian (mother-tongue) and fluent english. As part of my second year (undergraduate) I have to learn a new European language. Choices are: French, German and Spanish. As I don't really like German, I won't do it. Which one do you...8
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6 hours 23 min ago
+1Data scientist in AM start up vs quant equity research in IBI must pick one of the two options. My core competence is machine learning (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">ML</a></span>) for finance. I'm interested in ML-based quant...8
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+1Appraisal a good place to start?Hello guys, I am currently a sophomore in college interested in mainly Sales and Trading and maybe other IB related fields. I was wondering if a real estate appraisal internship would be a good place to start. I currently do not have any corporate experience at all. However, I don't have...8
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+1will it be too lateI graduated in 2013 and have been working in wm ops ever since. I moved into a new well paid role in 2016 through a friend. a full time mba is not an option for me but i would really like to break into investment banking. Because i got this role through a friend I don't want to burn bridges...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1MS Wealth Management ?I recently got an internship offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> Wealth Management, NJ office.Non-target school finance and business analytical master degree. I...7
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+1MBA without GMAT?When applying for MBA programs I noticed that some do not require, or even request <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">gmat scores</a></span>. Is this typical or should I...7
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3 weeks 12 hours ago
+1do bankers work on friday before christmas?Curious to see if bankers work on the friday before Christmas? Trying to figure out if this MD ignored my email, or just wasn't in the office lol. I have emailed this MD before, and he's usually pretty good with response times. 7
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1JPM Industrials vs LevFin GroupI got a summer associate offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> NY office and have the choice to pick between Industrials, Energy or <span...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1MSF vs mbaI am 26, without a college degree as I dropped out in my sophomore year due to financial trouble. Since I have worked several jobs mostly mean jobs and now I am making close to six figures by <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Where do you go for news?Where do you typically go for business/industry/leisure news? I use: **Business** * WSJ * Bloomberg Terminal * Streetaccount * Google News Feed **Tech** * TechCrunch * ReCode * [Hackernews - for the deep tech stuff](https://news.ycombinator.com/) **Leisure** * ...7
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2 weeks 13 hours ago
+1brown shoes in interviewI know there is already a thread, but would like to hear more opinions. Will an interviewer really ding me for having brown shoes with a navy suit?7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Should I move to the sell side?Hi all, I am asking for some advice. I was hired out of undergrad to work at a small buyside shop at a significant salary discount with the promise of a raise after inflows to the fund occurred. It has been two years without any inflows. Should i jump to the sell side as an associate in...7
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6 days 7 hours ago
+1Boutique IB on the spot case study HALP!!!!I have an upcoming on the spot case study for a small boutique on the west coast (US). This is an entry level analyst position (I graduated undergrad last month) and the case study is the 1st round interview. This is a pen, paper & calculator case study. I will be given a hypothetical...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Citi Global Markets Internship vs Equity Research at Sandford BernsteinSo I have recently received an offer to take on an internship at Sandford Bernstein for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> and another offer to do...7
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2In a World of SJW and California Trying to secede from the USAHi WSO, It's a new world we face out there. Can't make any jokes in public places, especially Universities with the risk of being labelled insensitive (which I think is soft as baby sh**). What are people's thoughts on the "Millennials in the workplace" video going...7
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3 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Nail In the CoffinThe same publication that began the spectacle that is Elizabeth Holmes's decline... The Wall St. Journal seems unrelenting with their Theranos stories. It looks like they are in for more hard times. [Theranos Slashes Staff, Voids More Test...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Kelley School of Business vs McCombs School of Business(UNDERGRAD)I am currently a senior deciding between the two schools. Can anyone tout a school over the other and list the advantages of going to one over the other? Thanks7
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6 days 15 hours ago
+1*Become a Trader*Hello. New to this forum. Had a simple question since I am feeling unnecessary pressure from a "peer" of mine. He has the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal"...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1What am I doing wrong Analyst at an EB known for good PE placement and I'm just not getting interviews. Had one first round with a MF and that was it. A lot of other analysts are getting stuff for MM next week (told all HHs that I want MM) but I'm getting nothing. I went to an Ivy and had a decent but not...7
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3 days 22 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo FAP I am about to begin my work in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> Financial Analyst Program. Has anyone on this site gone through this program? If so, is there...7
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1 day 13 hours ago
+1New to WSO..Hello everyoneHello all, I am a junior at UAB pursuing a Bachelor's degree in both Accounting and Finance. I look forward to the advice and wisdom shared by all in this community and hopefully I will be better prepared when the time comes to transition into the finance world. I am dual majoring to...7
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4 weeks 8 hours ago
+1McKinsey vs staying in IBDHi folks I am currently a 2nd year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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2 days 7 hours ago
+1Bond Salesman = Investment Banker?In Liar's Poker, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3bw7vla" target="_blank">Michael Lewis</a></span> calls himself an Investment Banker even though he works in S&T instead of <span...7
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23 hours 41 sec ago
+1Help Rationalize my FT Decision (MM IB over BB ER)I'm a student at a non-target (good GPA, difficult major) who had offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span...7
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4 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Can international students get hired?Hey guys...so I'm an international student and I'm in my senior year of college (non-target school). I have done one IB internship so far, and I'm just about to start another. However, I know that sponsorships are really hard to get, and my mentor (who's the manager of the...7
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3 days 5 hours ago
+1Post MBA: PIMCO portfolio associate or Launch 10MM Hedge FundHi WSO monkies, Would like to get your thoughts on this choice. Currently a 1st year MBA student at top 5 B-School. Previous Experience: Macro FICC derivatives desk at top <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 11 hours ago
+1Cormark Securities - TorontoHey guys - Has anyone heard of Cormark Securities in Toronto? I'm trying to get a sense of how big their IB team is, what the culture is like, how the pay compares to the street, and any other insights anyone can provide. Many thanks!7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Doing accounting job now. ACCA or CIMA if I want to move into 'investment' later?Hello I started as an accountant in september but my firm doesn't offer ACA. instead they offer ACCA or CIMA. i'm in the UK if that helps i don't particularly want to stay in accounting and want to move into investment/<span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Analysts...Help me figure this outIts evidently clear that famous large cap stocks (Apple, Google etc) have many analysts (on both sides) covering them and they also happen to have the most daily trade volume on average. All these companies started small and gradually grew, attracting more analysts and investors over time. I...7
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1 week 4 days ago
+1What are my chances at transferring to Cornell/USC/Georgetown? I'm currently a freshman at a West Coast Private and I am in the process of transferring. I'm just curious what you guys think my chances are at transferring, as I know some members on WSO have had previous experience with the process. Here are my stats College GPA: 3.93 Credits:...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1HEC MiM vs Ross Master of Management for an international studentHi, I am confused between the two programs here. I have been accepted to the HEC MiM and am pretty confident about the Ross Master of Management after the interviews. My background : 24y Indian,Tier 1 univ, 740 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Pure math PhD to go for consulting or quant job?Hi all! I'm just over halfway through my PhD in pure maths, and have always envisioned myself as going for a career in academia. Unfortunately, a physical illness and a subsequent depression has damaged my passion for the subject so that I'm now looking for something just a bit...6
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4 days 3 hours ago
+1MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work ExperienceHey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Consulting Summer Internship Applications a complete failure, Advice neededHey everyone, This is my first post here. I'm a 1st year Masters student at Bocconi, top European university. Regardless, I got rejected from most of my consulting <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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6 days 7 hours ago
+1Mck Dallas vs BCG BostonWhat factors (i.e. prestige vs. career trajectory vs. geographic location vs. ease of firm) would you weigh when deciding? Also, is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/boston-consulting-group"...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Best approach to estimate sale value?Happy new year folks. I'm trying to calculate the return on a capital-growth private equity investment in a firm with a stake of 30%. I have the investment amount in year 0, and expected share of dividends for years 1 through 5. Assuming the firm's mandate is to exit in 5-7 years,...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst??Anybody every see this title before? Is it just a different title that some banks use or is it a completely different job position? For a coverage group. Thanks6
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Bank called to REJECT me??Hi, This is about bulge-bracket IBsummer analyst application. I received an offer from another firm while still in the recruitment process for the bulge-bracket, and so emailed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Equity Research at Sandford Bernstein or Trading at Citi?So I have recently received an offer to take on an internship at Sandford Bernstein for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> and another offer to do...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1The importance of Financial AccountingHey PE monkeys, I'm hopefully doing a PE internship this summer, but have not taken any accounting classes. Thus I need to brush up a bit. I know how a 3-statement model works and its connections etc. Meaning of different line items. However, I have the opportunity to do a class...6
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Coming out of undergrad decisionWondering what the smarter decision would be out of undergrad. Go to work for a retail company in their real estate department doing site selection analysis and making a salary or interning with an entrepreneurial developer who has flipped 75 houses and now is doing bigger mix used projects but...6
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2 days 5 hours ago
+1Regarding 1031 exchangesNever been on the buy or sell side of a 1031. Had a couple of general questions, and then one that's more opinion based. * From the date that the sale/downleg closes, the investor has 45 days to identify replacement properties. Are there any cases where the 45 days can be extended, or...6
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14 hours 31 min ago
+1Networking With Potential Buy-Side Parties?My bank is very small but well known within my coverage group and geography. Therefore it is difficult to get headhunters to go to bat for me, as they claim "a significant amount of leg work will be required on my end" given that my bank is small / not a brand name bank. However, I...6
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1 day 5 hours ago
+1Thoughts on Terra Firma?What are everyone's thoughts on Terra Firma? Are they a strong/prestigious fund? If you had a choice to start out on their grad scheme in PE or join one of the top 3 tier 1 BBs (<span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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8 hours 51 min ago
+1Harvard MDes - real estateDoes anyone here have any experience or thoughts on the Harvard real estate program? I know it is technically a Masters of Design degree, but it appears you can take courses in the business school, law school and at MIT which is interesting. Just wondering what the placement is like out of the...6
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Ammortizing GoodwillWhat happens if your purchase price is below book? I understand that you would amortize excess <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span> by using Goodwill as a plug,...6
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Size of Deals on Resume for PE RecruitingI work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> at an EB and although I feel that I am gathering valuable experience, most of my deals would be...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Pref & Mezz - Takeout analysisAnyone here an expert in preferred equity investing or mezzanine lending? Trying to learn more about these spaces. Does the analysis basically look at the investment normally to see if the sponsor's assumptions are in line, and then a takeout analysis to make sure the sponsor will be...6
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6 days 12 hours ago
+1More valuable: Year-long Internship vs Year Abroad at an Ivy?Hi all, I've been a reader of the site for a long time, and I am now posting for the first time to see if the more experienced members could perhaps advise on my career dilemma. I'm a second year student (4-year course) at a UK target school, and I've been very lucky to have...6
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1 day 9 hours ago
+1Persuing Investment Banking, Rising senior, sudying abroad in spring, no internship currently. Is there hope?Hey so I'm a rising senior at a target school (little ivy) with a 3.5 Econ major. I worked for a large tech firm my freshman year and a very boutique wealth management firm last summer. I have been unable to land an IB internship for the summer so far. I'm home for a month (January)...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Typical steps to becoming an investment banker?What are the general steps to becoming a full time investment banker at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm? 6
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1 week 3 hours ago
+1Can one still work themselves up from the metaphorical Mail Room?While trolling linkedin I ran across some people who used to be tellers at banks and landed some decent roles. Anyone here have a similar experience at any organization? Or think getting a mailroom (not literally) job might be a good or bad idea?6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1MBA Recruiting Strategy: IB Internship -> Consulting FTWhat are some of the difficulties associated with recruiting for both IB and Consulting? Time constraints immediately come to mind (info session scheduling, interview prep, etc.) but anything else I should be wary of? From what I've read elsewhere, it's not impossible but may require...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Please chance me at MBAs and exit opp possibilitiesHi All, I went to American University (I know, not great, but I had a full ride) and had a 3.6 GPA in Business. I am white, male from the northeast. I did the following: 1. Two years Audit at Big 4 in mid-atlantic - Won employee of the quarter award - CPA - Worked on carve-out audit of...6
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+1Crossing between MBBAny thoughts on summer interning at one <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> (MBA level) and then re-recruiting with another MBB firm full-time for geographic reasons? Is...6
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5 hours 22 min ago
+1Which PE Associate programs are two years and out?Curious as to which associate tracks are strictly two years and out? Most interested in middle market but also curious about larger funds as well. Many thanks.6
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+1Career BankerHello -- I'll be doing a summer of IB SA (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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6 days 11 hours ago
+1"Real Estate Investment Banking"I currently work on the principal side at a small, boutique PE practice that specializes in MF and senior living, but I have recently been interested in what I hear as "real estate investment banking." I realize this is different than actual RE investment banking (M&A, <span...6
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2 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Should I Accept This Offer? - Recent Grad Seeking AdviceHi All, should i accept a role at a rating agency to lateral into i-bakning in the future? thanks for the help6
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Could the banks halve their London work force due to Brexit?A lot of these articles have been coming out http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-goldman-sachs-move-half-london-jobs-3000-employees-new-york-europe-eu-frankfurt-a7534776.html where banks in London are considering moving a large amount of jobs into the EU away...6
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5 hours 37 min ago
+1Goldman Sachs 2017 SuperdayHey guys! I recently (Jan 10) completed the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 8 hours ago
+1Cell Tower Acquisitions StrategyAnyone have past experience in acquiring the cell tower real estate? I'm considering investing in the area but would like to hear people's thoughts.5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Jobs that lead to AMI was wondering if anyone knows of jobs, after undergrad, that can lead into AM? Is it common to break in from a MO or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span> position?5
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1 day 21 min ago
+1Move from Brokerage to AnalystHello, I am 1 year into my first job after graduating this past spring (Top 25 Business School). I work for one of the biggest <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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4 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Studying for Series 86 with limited accounting/valuation experience-- Tips?Hey, I wanted to ask what someone may think about what my course of action should be for preparing for the Series 86 IF I HAVE LITTLE ACCOUNTING AND VALUATION BACKGROUND. Not a business or accounting major. I took an accounting class a while ago and am pretty new to valuation/modeling. I...5
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14 hours 44 min ago
+1What do you think of Barbara Corcoran's hiring ideology? Barbara Corcoran, one of the judges of ABC's Shark Tank, believes that persistence and hard work trump an impressive resume. When she's hiring, she looks for people who have the right attitude instead of the right resume. She, herself, was not a great student growing up and had to work...5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Help deciding between OW vs BoutiqueHey guys, anyone have any advice on which is the best offer to take for an entry level position? One is a boutique firm (not yet well known) with whom I have an amazing cultural fit, with very interesting strategy work but is limited in its sectors--with my preferred sectors not generally...5
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Undergrad straight to Cornell MPS RE Possible?I was wondering whether anyone had any idea if Cornell's real estate program was nearly exclusively for experienced professionals? I know Columbia and MIT programs are but I can't find any information online definitively specifying whether or not they would consider an undergrad.5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1doing FIG sophomore year?Would it be bad if I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> IB shop over the summer as a sophomore? Or is the pigeon-holeing thing...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1McGill Desautels vs Queens Commerce vs Western Ivey? for undergraduate business with an end goal for investment bankingI am deciding on where i want to go to university next year. I am deciding between McGill Desautels (hopefully honours in investment management), Queens commerce, and Western Ivey HBA. My goal is to be recruited to a big bank in NYC right out of school, get an MBA and go work for a hedge fund....5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Warwick Econ or Cass Quant?Hello! I am applying for my master degree(in UK) these days, and I received 2 conditional offers. I am not sure which one is better....so seeking advice from you here... Warwick - MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics(not in WBS) Cass Business School - Quantitative...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Has anyone read "Straight to Hell" by John LeFevreI'm leaning to believe that a lot of the stories on the pranks and office culture are somewhat exaggerated. Does anyone know what the culture of Salomon Brothers / <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 days 1 hour ago
+1Indiana University UndergradI'm still just in high school, but I plan on a career in finance. I live in Indiana, so going to IU would be very convenient for me since it would be much cheaper and I'll still get a very good financial education. Can I still break into Investment Banking coming out of a semi-target...5
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2 days 2 hours ago
+1Is Scoopbooks still relevant or it outdated?I was wondering if this book is obsolete and is replaced by other investment banking book? I tried to do a search in this forum, but I'm not getting a lot of results. I was looking at Investment Banking by <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Should stock pitches be for the sector interviewing for?Maybe it seems like a silly question, but I have a couple interviews for associate level positions next week and I'm wondering if my pitches should be for the sector I'm interviewing for to show interest in the specific industry. Or is choosing a stock in another sector better since...5
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6 days 11 hours ago
+1How Marketable Am I?Howdy, I'm currently working for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> team but things aren't going as planned. I was naive when I...5
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4 days 4 hours ago
+1How Useful/Expensive is MLT?I have been considering applying to the program and was wondering how useful any of you guys think it is for someone seeking MM or <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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4 days 13 hours ago
+1Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering PhD, Electrical-Computer Engineering MSc trying to break into PE/VCHello everyone. I've spent quite some time perusing through this forum, and I ought to say that I learned quite a bit. I initially posted this in the Consulting Forum and was advised to post it here in the PE/VC forum. Many thanks for taking the time to read my post!! I am at a...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1French Foreign Legion Considered Prestigious Work Experience? Do business schools understand foreign armies or military services such as the French Foreign Legion and consider it as a prestigious work experience leading to MBA? All for a US born, US educated individual. For example, doing sales for two years (really well) and then joining the French...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Coporate Banking/Commercial Banking Associate 2017Hi Everyone, Has anyone received an offer for the 2017 Corporate Client Banking or Commercial Banking Associate programs yet? If so what was the comp? Thanks all,5
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2 days 44 min ago
+1just another kid asking for non target transfer adviceHey guys I currently go to a PAC 12 non target where I study Finance and have a 3.9 GPA. My school has a program where they place kids into IB but obviously transferring to a target would increase my chances. I would like to do S&T and am wondering which target schools are in my range. So...5
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1 day 4 hours ago
+1Strategy& or FTI?I've been given offers from both Strategy& and FTI (Economic and Financial Consulting) in their London offices and I'm unsure on how to proceed Things I'm considering are: B-School applications, exit opportunities and level of work (top tier clients or not...) If anyone...5
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3 weeks 15 hours ago
+1I am hearing mixed things about operations: do you needs strong technical financial knowledge or just be a good employee?I am hearing mixed things about operations: do you needs strong technical financial knowledge or just be a good employee? Just curious. I browsed a few threads on WSO and wasn't sure about it.51 month 8 hours ago
+1Breaking into the corporate finance industry in Birmingham, ALA little about my background I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in accounting in alabama. I plan to start my MBA fall of 2017. What are some ways I...5
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3 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Lazard thoughtsThere's no doubt that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> is world class and one of the most prestigious places to work but... I've heard a lot about how Lazard seem to have a...5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+12017 CCS Sophomore Women's Program Hi! Did anyone get any updates to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> Sophomore Summer Program? I got an email that says they are currently reviewing first round video interviews. Does...5
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+1SUMMER ANALYST - BANK OF AMERICA OR DEUTSCHE BANK?!?!Any information would be helpful regarding the culture, pay and lifestyle. What firm offers the better opportunities going forward?5
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19 hours 27 min ago
+1Houston Boutique Bank HoursI'm looking to get some info on Houston boutique (energy) bank hours. Can anyone shed some light? Looking for bank-specific hours (ie not Houston boutique hours in general). Primarily interested in hours but additional info on culture would be helpful, too. Looking at these...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Tesla's six day policy turnaround - Idiots Charged for Hogging Superchargers[quote="Bloomberg News"]<p>Loic Le Meur ✔ @loic @elonmusk the San Mateo supercharger is always full with idiots who leave their tesla for hours even if already charged. 9:00 PM - 10 Dec 2016 · San Mateo, CA</p>[/quote] [quote="Bloomberg News"]<p>Elon...5
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19 hours 8 min ago
+1Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) Portfolio Management Summer Internship Super Day?Hey Everyone, I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> coming up with DFA and was wondering what I should expect. I believe I have around 5 interviews with a lunch interview. This...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1LSE Msc Finance Attach GMAT scores or not?Hi. I am applying for Msc Finance at LSE and I am wondering if in my position it is a good idea to show my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">gmat scores</a></span>. I...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1MSc Finance at LSE or Bocconi?Hello, I am currently completing my Bachelor degree in business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and will be starting my MSc in Finance coming fall. I have been admitted to LSE (MSc Finance and Private Equity), Bocconi (MSc Finance, including a full tuition fee waiver),...5
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21 hours 45 min ago
+1Any info on Jonathan Rose Companies?Im looking for information and input on Jonathan Rose Companies. can anyone give me give me some insight on the company?5
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+1Should I transfer to NYU as an Economic major or Northeastern as a Finance major? [Urgent, making decision very soon] I’m currently at a private school studying finance but really don’t like it here at all and so I applied as a transfer to Northeastern and NYU. I was accepted into Northeastern’s business school as a finance major and to NYU as an economics major. In the grand scheme of things, I’m...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Sell side research case/earnings noteI was wondering if anyone had a good framework for approaching sell side research earnings note cases. I have an upcoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span>...4
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+1Are businesses becoming entirely digital?Macy's recently announced that it will be closing many of its stores. [quote] It’s planning to close dozens of stores this year. And said it’ll axe around 10,000 jobs. This comes after shoppers weren’t feeling that Macy’s coupon bug over the holidays and sales took a dive. Plus...4
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1 week 6 days ago
+1topic erased Following a good advice I decided to eliminate this thread. Thank you for all the comments. Best, Make It Rain4
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Switching from Banking to ConsultingI would appreciate any candid advice on this issue. I interviewed with 6 companies last Fall for the **<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position** at <span...4
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2 days 8 hours ago
+1What's the future business model of professional services, (i.e. consulting, accounting, etc.)?Can anyone please share some research, or thought leadership on the future business model and value proposition of professional services such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management...4
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2 days 7 hours ago
+1What should I do about this deal?Hello everyone- I'm posting under an anonymous account to retain a little anonymity, but I regularly post on this forum and appreciate all the good discussion it generates. I am known as the "real estate guy" in my family, so a couple of my brothers/inlaws have come to me with...3
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Questions for Someone New to Looking at CorporatesHi WSO. I recently started at a new role analyzing corporate debt. Having not worked in a professional role researching companies previously, I'm looking for some clarification on some topics that are relatively new to me. I unfortunately only have very senior level coworkers above me, and...3
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1 week 6 days ago
+12016: The MovieAs the year comes to a close, I thought I'd share this 2016 themed horror movie trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z04M6NhkIKk3
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Healthcare IB - technical knowledgeHey guys - wanted to get your quick thoughts. I'm a 2Y MBA student, joining a Healthcare coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> later...3
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+1Tim Ferris: Tools of TitansJust picked up Tim Ferris' new book to read over the holidays. Anyone else reading it currently? What do you think? I think there is going to be pretty strong overlap with a lot of his podcast interviews which I highly recommend you guys check out if you don't already.3
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Jobs that involve politics + financeHey guys, I'm currently on my way to a BSBA in Finance but I was hoping for some advice on career options I should be keeping in mind. I haven't taken higher-level finance courses yet, so I'm not sure whether I'd be more interested in M&A, AM, <span...3
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1WSO Common CourtesyOver the past few months I've received dozens of PMs asking for jobs and even asking where I worked at. I don't mind giving career advice but jesus christ you kids need to tone it down a bit. I've decided to paste some of the best ones I got. I have ommitted any of their usernames...2
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1What non-real estate success/strategy/life organization BOOK has had the great ROI thus far in your life?As we are in 2017 and am sure we are all looking to get the most out of the coming year, this topic could be useful to us all. To answer my own question, I would say Think and Grow Rich^ having read it or listened to it (via YouTube while working, walking or cleaning apt) many times over the...2
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Getting started with investing I really want to get into investing (specifically in the stock market for now) but there is so much information and terms that I either don't know or fully understand. How can I improve upon my knowledge in investing and are there any investment strategies that you guys utilize that is...2
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3 days 9 hours ago
+1How you can get multiple job offers before you graduateHi all, figured I'd share my story to those struggling to get an internship or FT offer. Hope you all find some value in my post. These are the major keys that helped me land multiple offers despite coming from a community college and only having experience as a retail clothing sales...2
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3 days 24 min ago
+1help a sophomore out!Hello! I am a second year Mathematics Economics major and Environmental Science minor at UCLA. My GPA is along the 3.5. I have never had any experience with banking. I have however completed the bloomberg market concepts online course and have several unrelated work experiences. I am looking for...2
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+1Exit Opps from Big 4 Valuation?Graduating from a non-target in the spring. Going into a business valuation group doing purchase price allocations and goodwill impairments with one of the Big 4 (not in NYC). Curious if MBA would be need to transition into IB/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+1Future of GOPRO?What does everyone think the future of gopro is? There stock performance has been poor for a while. They also had a recall on their new product, the Mavic drone. Is there small line of products contributing to their demise?2
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Seeking advice on Development (Prop Trading)Greetings Monkeys, I have been hovering around this topic on my own over the past few months, for reasons you will get introduced to further in the post, and have not had much of a chance to discuss it with other people from the industry as I do not really know many Prop Traders outside my...2
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Interesting Podcasts To Help The Day Fly ByI understand that there have been previous podcast threads in the past, and I listen to all the main "Finance and Business Related Ones" Barry Ritholtz, Planet Money, WSJ xyz, Bloomberg Deal of the week. I also listen to a couple non-business related ones: The Moth, Radiolab, Ted...2
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1 week 3 days ago
+1MIT MSRED VS. COLUMBIA MSRED (THE FINAL SHOWDOWN)Please for the last time what are the pros and cons to either program. I applied to both but am still unsure what I'm pulling for. 2
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+1Underwriter at an insurance company?Anyone have any insights about underwriter - trade credit role? I searched on the forum but was confused, is it just about performing due diligence? What's expected on a daily basis? What skillet will be developed? Thanks in advance for any comments.2
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1What's your largest professional accomplishment?I was curious what everyone viewed as their largest professional accomplishment? I'm nearing 30 years of age and I have developed a wholistic understanding of what drives the business I work for. I've cut a couple of million in annual operating expense for our parent company...2
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+1KPMG Deal Advisory to Private Equity? Is it true that people in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kpmg">KPMG</a></span> Deal Advisory (FDD) at the Senior or Manager level can lateral into a small PE shop as an associate? I was told by someone within...2
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+1Is the golden era of hedge funds over?Monkeys, I was reading this <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-29/hedge-fund-agonistes-not-even-donald-trump-can-ease-the-pain">article</a> on bloomberg which mentioned that 2016 marked the beginning of the end of hedge funds. It says that the...2
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1How To Avoid Snake Oil Salesmanship In GolfAs part of my current golf series I thought I'd like to talk about the gimmicks and bs products that may appeal to the mid-high handicap golfer. The Golf Channel bombards their commercials with equipment and golf dvds like the f2 wedge, speed whoosh, medicus, stack and tilt, etc. but the...1
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Mck Phone Interview for Product & Delivery AnalystWhat will be covered in a McK phone interview for Product & Delivery Analyst? The recruiter said I won't be required to take the PST but have to take an SHL assessment. Also, will they be available for times after normal working hours?1
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1 week 18 hours ago
+1HF Managers vs Data ScientistsSurprised this hasn't been posted yet. Also surprised theres no blooming data science crowd on here considering how many people are trying to learn analytical skills now a days. Curious to see what WSO things about using big data in traditional...1
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Paper LBO ExamplesHi everyone, Do any of you have paper <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> examples you can share with me? Tried to look online and didn't have much...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+1H.C Wainwright?Anyone ever hear of them? They do tons of deals apparently. Was wondering about culture, exit ops, etc.. Thanks1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Visa Required for Canadian working in Australia? - post**posting this on Job Search Forum to see if it can get any traffic...*** Hi guys - I'm posting on here because of the traffic in this section. Simple question, for a Canadian to work in Australia, what type of visas do financial services firms typically give out (<span...1
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+1Non-Target Former Summer Intern into IB?This past summer I had an internship at a fortune 500 company in my area, but it is by no means an IB position. I also go to a non-target liberal arts school. Advice on how to break into IB? I have a solid resume, but no one seems to want to listen. 1
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2 weeks 5 hours ago
+1How to learn how to model/corporate finance and acconting?I'm going into my second semester in senior year for highschool so I will have lots of free time and I want to get a little ahead and learn how to model. As far as I know, you need to have a solid understanding of <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Southern California HeadhuntersHey all, I've been at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Top M&A teams at JPMHi, I'll be joining <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>'s London office in <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Finding an apartment in Stockholm?Moving to Stockholm in a few weeks time to start my first job after uni (Big 4 TS) and having an absolute nightmare trying to find a place to live. Any chance anyone on here has any experience with finding a place to live in Stockholm and could offer up some advice?1
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Moving from a Canadian Bank to New YorkHi all, I am set to start working at a Canadian bank in Toronto this summer and am hoping to eventually make the jump to New York. I was curious if anyone has had experience with this or if anyone had any opinions on how to best position myself come my start date in order to successfully...1
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+1Men vs. Women DiversityI was recently at an event where all the incoming IB SA's got together and I noticed something. It seems that although the split seems to be about 60/40 men to women, the group of women seem to be more racially diverse than the men. Is this something any of you have noticed? And if so...1
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+1Crowdsourcing Private Equity CasesI know some of you will be annoyed that I removed a thread of users forming a centralized database of PE cases, especially since it was super popular. Given that WSO survives on the sale of our interview guides and specifically our PE Interview Prep Pack, leaving this up and leveraging the WSO...09 hours 11 min ago
+1How can I be less of a scrub in the future?Hello, I am working for a Fortune 10 Energy & Oil company right now and I'm looking to break out. Currently, I am part of a brand new analytics platform which is trying to capture every single Downstream market transaction, which we will quant the hell out of for eventual profit....01 week 4 days ago
+1Moelis Young Leaders Diversity ProgramJust an FYI, saw this come across my feed on LinkedIn and thought some of you could take advantage: [quote]Calling all sophomore undergrads in the US! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>...01 week 1 day ago
+1Are Robots coming for Wall Street jobs?**“All these guys, they’re gone,” the trader said, pointing out over the large trading floor. “In their place, we’ll have five programmers.”** "Trading will migrate to hedge funds. Jobs in the back office and stock-research departments will be done by machines. The heavy...01 week 4 days ago
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