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Advice From a Seasoned Equity Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/9/13.</em> So, I used this website years ago when I was getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a...9539.95
Random musings that sound like ventingThere's really no point to this post. TLDR: Sometimes it's just a job with a boss that does boss things. <h3>1) Young PMs in a bull market</h3> 30-something year old <span class='keyword_link'><a...2236.22
Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/16/11.</em> I have been meaning to post something regarding this topic for some time, even though it has been covered to the point of exhaustion. My final breaking point was about 2 weeks ago, when I...8826.88
How finance saved and gave me a life<em>Mod note (Andy): ThrowbackThursday, this was originally posted on 5/18/12</em> A week or two ago there was an article written about how your weight might inversely effect you during the hiring process. During the conversation I dropped some personal information about me losing...5626.56
UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em> Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...12923.29
2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank...57622.76
Download PDF book collection: Brainteaser and math, Guides, Private Equity, Quant, ResumeIt took almost an half day. If you saw an interesting stuff from the attached photo. PM your email. Later, I will upload these files somewhere. 1420.14
Random Musings on the HF Interview ProcessThis is far from a definitive guide but should give you a high level overview on how to think about the process. I'll update more topics as I find time. <h3>1) Help Wanted</h3> Openings can be sporadic but a few things to keep in mind. There are always one-off openings...919.09
WSO 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...7017.70
2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...8516.85
In This Business, You Need A Hobby—I’m A DJ<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap. </em> Things are okay now, but I got...3415.34
7 Things I Learned While Running a BusinessThought some of you may enjoy reading this. For the last 1-2 years, I've been running an editing service as a side gig. I probably won't operate it for too much longer because my regular job takes too much time, but I thought there were some good takeaways from running it that I will...2214.22
My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/1/12.</em> I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I’ve never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at <span class='keyword_link'><a...10613.06
Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview - DCF Example (No Math)<EM>Inspired by the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/why-you-arent-getting-offers">"Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers"</a> repost for #TBT.</EM> I just participated in a series of interviews and I was sincerely disappointed. I was...3112.31
'Wait.. What?' - Banking BrainteasersI will never forget my first banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-technical-interview-guide">brainteaser</a></span>. ‘So, how would you rate yourself out of 10 in comparison to your...10512.05
M&A Interview Questions (Levels 1 through 4)<h3>M&A Interview Questions - Can You Answer All Four? </h3> I have a set of M&A interview questions I like to ask. In my career, I've only had two analyst / associate candidates answer all four levels correctly without coaching. Most people can get Level 1 and...3110.31
The Great Escape - 5 tips for leaving the Back OfficeI like to compare my experience of the Back Office, with one of the final scenes in Lord of the Rings. Towards the end of the Return of the King, there is a moment where Frodo, the hairy footed rapscallion that he is, looks as though he is going to blow everything and keep the one ring for...2210.22
Gray Fox AMAI've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack" @Kenny_Powers_CFA" @BlackHat" and others did similar threads. Earnings season is over and it is relatively quiet, I figured I would do something similar. I've been...639.63
INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...807.80
McKinsey Who?Stumbled across this Forbes article from 1999 (link at bottom of post). When reading the first few paragraphs, you could easily think it was written yesterday (aside from the salary #'s). Makes the dotcom bubble of yore feel eerily familiar.... [quote]" <strong>7/26/1999...257.25
WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 42 reps signed up but would love to add 20-30 more. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong presentation/communication skills who are...1276.27
Random Musing on Mr. MarketAgain take everything I say with a grain of salt... <h3>1) Are we happy yet value investors? </h3> A while ago, I was once asked if I was happy. It was a weird question since I'm generally a happy person but this investor thought I wasn't expressing an appropriate...86.08
Be wary of greener grass; there are always tradeoffs...<em>Mod Note (Andy): This comment is from the post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/comment/1294646#comment-1294646">Career decisions: walking away from FT M&A</a> and is so good (26 silver bananas and counting) that I had to put it as a standalone post on...76.07
Cold Calling Best Practices I’ve never been one to take the usual routes to success. The normal application process has never been my thing. Therefore, I tend to go about gaining positions and opportunities by just talking to some strangers. Or, as many call it, Cold Calling. Now, much like the yawn-and-stretch move,...66.06
Hard work and sacrifice will get you only so far<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post by @SSits" is a comment originally posted in this thread <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/karoshi-death-from-overwork-on-wall-street#comment-1292989">"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall Street"</a> and...375.37
What do you love and hate most about working in IB?Just curious, what do you all love and hate the most about working in investment banking? I'm referring to tasks, not hours or people or anything like that. I'll start. I love modeling. I really hate filing/tracking company records for compliance. I imagine that's not something...205.20
General Real Estate DiscussionI was thinking we should have a place to bs about real estate in general - things we're working on, successes we've had lately, etc. For me - today is the last day of my pre-grad school REPE <span class='keyword_link'><a...304.30
2015 IBD Analyst Bonuses'Tis the season. So far, I've only seen posts on speculation. Would like to get a post started with actual #'s (or percent of salary). Anyone receive numbers yet?533.53
AMA Boutique Investment Banking AnalystI'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading boutique covering a specific industry....473.47
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...403.40
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...383.38
MSF Class of 2017With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone applying to the 2016-2017 MSF cycle. Feel free to post questions for this years upcoming applications here. I will answer what I can. Good luck everyone! 273.27
Most Prefteejus High School?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 9/27/12.</em> I was talking to a female friend of mine who happens to be an atheist last week, and she was telling me about how she attended a church in NYC just to get into the good books of the head of admissions...1193.19
Who Taught You Math???<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this originally was posted on 11/29/12.</em> We. Are. So. <em>Screwed.</em> It's no secret that the educational quality in the United States has been on the decline for well over a decade. But I had no idea exactly...1153.15
"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall StreetIt's 2015, and people in America are <em>literally </em>working themselves to death. Let the insanity of this situation sink in for a second. In a country with more wealth and opportunity than any before it in history, young people like <a...153.15
Non-Target Networking Tips Hey Everyone, This is my first post on Wall Street Oasis, however I have been browsing the forum for quite a few years now. Originally I was interested in investment banking, however my interests have recently shifted over to <span class='keyword_link'><a...83.08
LSE Summer SchoolHey monkeys, I recently got back from the summer school program at the London School of Economics (LSE), so I thought I would share my experience. Before accepting my offer, I found it hard to find any opinions of the program online, so I hope this helps any prospective applicants in the...53.05
Money, Death, and Wall Street: Is there really a change on the horizon?As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: “just quit” or to label any and all demises “categorically senseless” or espouse the media’s buzzy “it’s a suicide contagion!” All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very...43.04
The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSOThanks to my content intern @Lucas_m" for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA <span class='keyword_link'><a...33.03
AMA Big 4 TAS Senior AssociateLong time viewer and yet to post anything yet. I've got some free time today and thought I would give back via an AMA. Background: I work for one of the Big 4 in the Transactions Services - Financial Due Diligence group as a senior associate. I mainly perform buy side due diligence for...542.54
Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...522.52
How to relax after work to be able to sleep?I started as an IB analyst recently and have problems sleeping... But not for the reasons you are thinking! I get so much adrenaline from trying to meet deadlines late at night (idk why..) that I get home and can't fall asleep for 2 or 3 hours - which is a problem when you get home...482.48
Paid well but boredI’m 31 years old and work as a controller for a F500. I’m making roughly $150k a year in total comp (base + bonus), work a straight 40 hour work week with little to no travel, live in a nice part of the country where the cost of living is slightly lower than the national average, and get 3...402.40
Tech Banker answering questions about anything from career path to day-in-the-lifeFire away292.29
Broke into Banking Recently, Happy to Answer Questions, Non-traditional background without a 3.5 GPAGood afternoon all, After pounding the pavement for more than half a year, I locked down a job as an Associate at a boutique in NYC . I came out of a no-name undergrad with a 3.0 and general business degree, then worked in Private Wealth for 2 years before returning to Business School...252.25
Warning for Non-EU Interns in LondonPosting from a throwaway. You may not be getting an offer in London. Today was the last day of my internship at a top 10 <span class='keyword_link'><a...222.22
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...212.21
AMA 2 years MBB > PEI've been around the forums for awhile now and always appreciated people willing to share tips/advice. I have some free time before I start my PE gig so happy to answer some questions. Graduated from target undergrad, worked at <span class='keyword_link'><a...202.20
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...182.18
SPECIAL WSO Happy Hour: The Re-Return of AndyLouisDate/Time: Friday, August 14th @ 8pm Location: Galway Hooker, Main Billiards Room (ground floor, all the way in the back) http://galwaypubnyc.com/ 7 E 36th Street, between 5th and Madison HE'S BACK! The only man on WSO who is on record as tying @Frieds" in a chugging...152.15
Watch out - There's a fake Goldman Sachs in ChinaWe all know that the People’s Republic of China basically copies everyone’s ideas, from making fake Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton handbags to pirating movies and selling DVDs on the street for less than $2. Its newest invention is <span class='keyword_link'><a...132.13
Leaving MBB after 3 years...AMA!See subject!122.12
Information on Union Square Advisors?Hi guys, I've been a long-time lurker here on this site but decided to create an account to ask for some insight. I just finished my IB internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...112.11
WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/private-equity-resume">private equity resume</a></span> Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now...102.10
Freshmen: What to do during your freshman year summerIt is no secret that Wall Street Oasis attracts a great deal of rising college students. Hence, I decided to make a post on the type of <span class='keyword_link'><a...82.08
What do you guys think about Fantasy Stock Trading?Hi Guys, I'm a co-founder at StockDraft (FanDuel for stocks) - what do you guys think? Do prospective monkeys want to use this kind of thing? 72.07
Charles Tyrwhitt shirts and suits LivingSocial Deal - $100 for $50 (offer expires 9/3)Hey everyone- thrifty IlliniProgrammer here. I know it's that time of year where new analysts are still sort of stocking up on suits and shirts, so I figured I'd share this deal, which isn't quite the cheapest I've seen Charles Tyrwhitt, but is pretty close: (link inside...72.07
Udemy discountJust an FYI for all you who want to learn different types of modeling, Udemy has great discounts available right now. I got <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span>'s...62.06
Beijing Blunders: Bull in a China Shop!<center><a href="http://imgur.com/6XP7hfO"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/6XP7hfO.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" / width="523" height="70"></a></center> I have generally steered from using my blog as a vehicle for...42.04
Dan Loeb's Investor Letter: activist investors the good guys?With the completion of its 20th year of investing with annualized returns of about 20.5%, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/third-point-llc" target="_blank">Third Point</a></span> LLC founder and CEO...32.03
Beyond value traps: The value graveyardHe couldn't stop talking about the great deal he got on his boat. My friend purchased his boat over the internet from what he considered a sap Florida. The boat was supposedly in mint condition, everything was like new, it ran well. We looked at the same batch of pictures over and over...32.03
Try out these 10 technical IB interview questions We all know the most dreaded part of an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">investment banking interview</a></span> is the technical questions. Sure, you might be terrified of faking your way...22.02
The Best Summer Internship Tips on WSO<em>Another compilation post by my content intern @Lucas_M, we hope you find these helpful!</em> <b><font size="3" color="black"><span class='keyword_link'><a...12.01
Adjusting to Adulthood: Success Anxiety, Jealousy of Sucessful Classmates, and feeling stuck. I know my ass will get chewed out in here, and I will be told to stop my bitching, put my big boy pants, and act like a man. However, writing in here offers me some catharsis and allows my inner me to lift some weight off my shoulders. I don't think I'm depressed, I just think...401.40
Whats everyone's obsession with finding a job with purpose or fun?I mean to want a job with purpose implies you think your life matters compared to everyone else who is simply a statistic and that you have to do some grandstanding thing with your life. Then with the whole fun issue, I don't see why work has to be super fun. Have work be work and use...381.38
You Know A Market Peak Is Near When...The market could rally 20% annually over the next few years, who knows? But the general consensus right now is that we are approaching the end of the bull market. Right or wrong, I enjoy the humorous events that tend to occur as a market gets frothy. My bosses have always told me stories of...371.37
Infuriating TechnicalReally simple one that I've gotten a couple different places: two firms otherwise identical, one has more leverage, is its P/E higher or lower? (Yes, I've searched every WSO thread about this, and Here are my competing thoughts on this: Denominator: <span...321.32
Is Stern worth the ~$80k in debt?At this moment, I plan to apply ED1 to Stern because I love the school, and I think I'm a perfect match for it stats-wise, EC-wise, and generally, just interest wise. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to go into NYC Finance, going up the typical "2 years in IB, going to...291.29
How do YOU pronounce "EBITDA"?Fairly simple exercise here: How do YOU pronounce <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span>,...281.28
Goldman Sachs Securities Insight DayHas anyone applied? Any idea on when we will be getting back from them?251.25
Career decisions: walking away from FT M&AHi guys, Having interned in M&A this summer, I now have an FT offer to go back. The offer is from one of the most sought after M&A teams on the street. Now as I finally have the choice to sign and commit to a FT stint in M&A, I am having second thoughts. Would appreciate if I...231.23
2015 Fantasy Football ThreadSo the 2015 NFL season will be starting pretty soon along with everyone's favorite office pastime. I will be in several leagues this year between my coworkers, college buddies, and childhood friends. Seeing as how this is WSO with supposedly the best in the valuation business frequenting...221.22
Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subsequent breakdown by schools shortly thereafter. For those in...181.18
IB vs PE OfferAs a student, deciding what my first job will be is quite intimidating. That being said, I wanted to see what other people's opinions are. Both offers are within the same industry (X). I am interested in doing private equity long term and also a bit older than the typical person. NYC does...161.16
Breaking FT IB contract for HF?Hi all, posting under a new name to maintain anonymity. I will likely be getting a full-time return offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>/<span...141.14
My Crazy Success Story! Hey everyone. First of all, it's pretty surreal that I'm writing this post on here on the "success stories" section. Maybe writing this is one piece of officially cementing my career journey from where I started to where I am now. To put this in perspective, I think I...141.14
PE/VC is now the most represented industry at HBS Venture Capital and Private Equity has surpassed Consulting as the top industry experience at HBS class of 2017, accounting for 17% of incoming students. [quote] For the first time ever, Harvard Business School is enrolling more students with backgrounds in <span...131.13
So, Is Ashley Madison Run by an Adultery-Hating Genius?According to this person's (extraordinarily interesting) analysis, virtually no Ashley Madison users were actually women, from Gizmodo [link inside post]: [quote]Out of 5.5 million female accounts, roughly zero percent had ever shown any kind of activity at all, after the day they were...101.10
Can someone explain?Back in HS, my SAT score was 1020 (1600 scale). The funny part is that I managed to obtain a 770 on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. How weird is...91.09
The Best Resume and Cover Letter Posts on WSOMy whiz kid content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again; he compiled a list of the top ranked Resume and CL posts on WSO. Enjoy! Are you in search of some resume and/or cover letter help? Check out WSO's 1-on-1 <a...71.07
More Than One Way to Skin a Cat?No, this is not a topic on various sadistic inclinations that some fellow finance professionals might have. I simply wanted to learn what is your "favorite" piece of analysis when looking at a company's equity (or any other part of the capital structure for that matter) - it...71.07
congratulations to all of those who passed the CFA level 3We finally killed that beast called <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>! Such a relief.. Have a great day!61.06
Do you have to build a full operating model when performing a DCF analysis?Doing one for a stock pitch for an investment club. Is there any quicker way to do it? Intuitively with the accounts needed for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...41.04
Books/Primers for Incoming Fixed Income AnalystHey WSO, I'll be starting as as a fixed income analyst at a major AM firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span>, Vanguard, <span...41.04
Disregard thread...21.02
Q&A for investment banking workshopWondering if anyone can provide some insight on workshops held by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>. I assume it would consist of an introduction,...21.02
Heard of China’s Fake Rolexes? Now There’s a Fake Goldman Sachshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/heard-of-china-s-fake-rolexes-now-there-s-a-fake-goldman-sachs China has been accused of pirating movies, handbags, Rolexes -- even cars. Add Goldman Sachs to the list. Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co. has been operating in...21.02
How are return offers looking?For 2015, how have return offers been looking in S&T?11.01
The Dollar: What You Need to KnowThe strength of the dollar has increased steadily in 2015, and will continue to do so in the growth orientated economic climate of the United States. What has contributed to this? Throughout the world economies have been in a slump. Europe is currently in currently undergoing a stimulus program...11.01
Monday @Mentions August 24, 2015Happy Monday WSO! Interesting day to be in finance... <strong><u>Upcoming events:</u></strong> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/wso-frankfurt-happy-hour-fri-aug-28th-7pm-bull-bear">WSO Frankfurt Happy Hour - Fri Aug 28th, 7pm - Bull...11.01
Storied Asset Sales: Valuing and Pricing "Trophy" AssetsPearson PLC, the British publishing/education company, has been busy this summer, shedding itself of its ownership in two iconic media investments, the Financial Times and the Economist. On July 23, 2015, it <a...11.01
Research Analyst vs. Portfolio ManagerSlow morning for me, so I decided to share my thoughts concerning the differences between a research analyst and portfolio manager. Think you have what it takes to be a portfolio manager? Every aspiring buy-side analyst I know eventually wants to become a portfolio manager at some point....11.01
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Valuing Country Risk: Pictures of Global Risk - Part II<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/groundhog-day-in-greece-hijinks-in-brazil-and-market-chaos-in-china-pictures-of-global-risk">In my last post</a>, I looked at the determinants of country risk and attempts to measure that risk, by risk measurement services,...01.00
Stock & Bond Market Analyses (8/3 - 8/7)<b>Stock Market Analysis</b> Once again it appears our market was taking cues from Greece. Their market opened again to a torrent of selling, losing over 15% for the week. This seemed to spill over to the Dow, which fell 1.65% and to smaller stocks, with the Russell 2000 losing...01.00
Decoding Currency Risk: Pictures of Global Risk - Part IVIn my last three posts, I have looked at country risk, starting with <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/groundhog-day-in-greece-hijinks-in-brazil-and-market-chaos-in-china-pictures-of-global-risk">measures of that risk</a> and then moving on to <a...01.00
Old EliHello world. Bonjour from The Gold Coast. Any brethren from Old Eli? Yalies present? I've decided, starting now, to share my journey all the way from childhood. From Boarding School, to Old Eli, to Bulge Bracket Paradise. Self-made. Well, besides the building my father donated to...01.00
Kellogg Class of 2018 Essay Question AnalysisThe Kellogg experience is a great one that incents collaboration, encourages new ideas and “inspires growth.” It is important to identify with Kellogg’s new mission statement and reflect on your experience growing. The essays ask about growth and require you to write about how you have...01.00
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Big 4 Data Analytics - London referralsHey WSO, So I work in a big 4 london office, in their risk assurance practice, which covers a bridge between assurance and consulting. If you'd like a referral, we can have a quick chat about what you're looking for from the job(i'm not putting my name to anyone), I can...01.00
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
Best Banking Movie: Wall Street or Margin Call?Well... You Can Read. Let's Poll It. Wall Street or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span>? p.s. (If you haven't watched one or either than do...170.17
Jewish Sabbath observance at financial firms? (IB, PE, AM) Are there any other firms such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...30.03
How do I party and get good grades at the same time?What do I do?32-0.68
Has Wall Street lost the talent war against Silicon Valley?Last week, Airbnb announced that Mr. Laurence Tosi, Blackstone's former CFO, will join their management team as CFO. Mr. Tosi was the latest top Wall Street executive to head west, following many others like Ruth Porat of Google or Anthony Noto of Twitter. [quote] Silicon Valley is also...19-0.81
Didn't get a return Offer.. Fucked? / how to handle in Interviews?So I did not receive a return offer at the end of my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> stint. Based on the feedback I received coupled with my own observations,...18-0.82
Richard Ivey Students: How Does IBD Recruiting Work At Our School?I was wondering how most students get their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> summer placements. Here are a few questions regarding this: 1....15-0.85
Could I get into Finance? Hi! I'm 17 years old from Portugal and currently going to enroll on my final year of high school. I did pretty bad on my 10th grade, but managed to turn it around last year (11th grade). If I can put some work this coming year, I believe I can finish HS with an equivalent of a 3.6 <span...12-0.88
Non-Target chancesI'm currently in the farmers school of business at Miami University, and I'm looking to get a IB job. I'm majoring in finance and doing a co-major in data analytics. I realize FSB is a non target but still a top 25 undergrad, so what are some tips that will help me stand out...10-0.90
IQ or MENSA membership on resumeI thought it could be a good idea to mention it in my cv but I found much discouragement. I am new here and I want to apply for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>...9-0.91
Excel fiancial modelDear all, I got past my second round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> associate position, and they have sent me an assignment to...8-0.92
Why Real Estate is Special?Hi everyone, I don't understand why real estate draws so much attention. For example, private equity, such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, has a group just...7-0.93
FT Decisions: GS/BAML/BarCap/GuggenheimHi everyone, Currently in the process of full-time recruiting and I have offers/superdays with the following firms in NYC: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>- Structured...7-0.93
Product Managers At Microsoft Be LikeWindows 7 and Previous Generations: - Why fuck with perfection? Let's just keep releasing the same product with very modest updates. It's the ultimate cashflow machine! Windows 8: - Let's get rid of the start menu that has become our trademark and gives our customers a clean,...7-0.93
What did YOU do?I'll be starting college soon, as of now I am almost certain that I have a desire to pursue a career in investment banking. For the people that already finished their UG, what did you guys do besides getting a high <span class='keyword_link'><a...5-0.95
Non-target SA recruiting logisticsClosed, thanks for the help.5-0.95
Commodity Trading Desks in Dire Straits; What Banks will survive?Choking policies and Dropping bonuses. Which Commodity desks are likely to survive this storm?4-0.96
Goldman Sachs recruiting eventsComing from a non-target school with no contacts within the firm, is their any value in attending one of their recruiting events in NYC such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs"...4-0.96
Where am I likely to get a job?Sub 3.5 with Big Four Experience and other and other tougher classes, hoping to get into investment banking 3-0.97
Brand name school or non brand name with good OCR school?What is more important? The brand name school will live with you while the OCR school will make things easier for you. 2-0.98
MSc Management & Strategy at LSE?Hi! I am a final year student of Economics Hons. at University of Delhi, India and an MSc Management & Strategy course aspirant ever since I accepted the full scholarship by King's College London to study a summer course of Strategic Management at their London Summer School'14....2-0.98
Walk me through an M&A process... - thoughts, advice, where are the tricky things?Hey guys, I am new in IB and now interviewing for M&A roles and have been experiencing the "Walk me through an M&A process" question. I feel a bit uncomfortable with this question and would really appreciate your thoughts and advice to answer this question that I think is...2-0.98
UMich Econ to IBD?Hi guys, I am a high school student who is considering which colleges to apply to. I know it's a long way down the road, but I think that I would like to work for a MM/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2-0.98
RBC Investment Banking FIG New YorkI have an interview with the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> group in New York. Anyone have any knowledge on this team or <span...2-0.98
Cold emailing a person or careers addressI am wondering whether it is better to cold email a careers address (e.g. careers[at]fund[dot]com) if there is one, or a specific person at the firm (e.g. johnsmith[at]fund[dot]com)?2-0.98
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(!) New to Trading, Need Advice/MentorshipHello WSO Monkeys! I am 29 year old returning undergraduate, having to have worked most of my younger years and life happening as well. Besides the point, I am a Statistics major at San Diego State University. I am interested in getting my hands dirty and feet wet. What advice, books to...1-0.99
Rising sophomore, need advice on breaking into investment bankingHello, I am relatively new to the forums and would like some advice on the path I should take to break into Investment banking. MY BACKGROUND: I didn't perform spectacularly in high-school, which landed me at a non-target (think SMU/Florida State caliber). I then got great grades my...1-0.99
How do you apply for Investment Banking SA internships in 2016I am currently working as a rising Junior in WM at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank (<span class='keyword_link'><a...0-1.00
mindless complaintsnothing couple of drinks can't solve.0-1.00
I JUST Realized LSO Is Back.I had read LSO before I even knew what WSO was. Not even realizing that the legend started writing again last year. Just found that out, thanks to a random post here on WSO from about a year ago. So Stoked. About to go on an LSO reading Binge. Goodnight.0-1.00
Cumulative GPA or Major GPAMy major <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> is much higher than my cumulative <span class='keyword_link'><a...0-1.00
Meir Ezra Become a Genius in Businessme A Genius in Business at July 6th-7th SeminarFont size: Carla Granato June 24, 2013 Meir Ezra, International Business GeniusChicagoland Real Estate Connections Club, Mokena, is bringing international businessman Meir Ezra to the the Chicago area to teach proven strategies to help business...0-1.00
Complementing my M.A economics with additional studies? Hi All, I just joined the WSO. As a former aspiring physician, I studied biology and worked throughout in various positions in sales , project management, and helped build a startup as well. I am starting my Masters in economics part-time soon and is looking to transition into private...0-1.00
Hello Everyone!!!!Hello All, I created a profile on WSO to expand my knowledge of the financial industry. I am in my Junior year of college studying Finance and interested in corporate banking. -Mark 0-1.00
How smart is real estate?Hey guys, What do you think about the type of people that work in real estate? That might be a little broad so specifically I'm interested in hearing about REPE, but would love to gain insight into all aspects. So while the work might require the same amount of heavy modeling, it seems a...20-1.80
Hot girls in bankingWhich banks have the hottest girls in general, especially in banking?12-1.88
Morgan Stanley Bested by Goldman?Goldman's name demands respect, obviously. But how has <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> not achieved the same level of status? Does Morgan unanimously rank second...8-1.92
How many Degrees is too manyHi, currently undergrad from a top CAD school, i have a ft offer in a good finance position but i want to continue doing school, for the next few years - I am planning on obtaining the MFIN, the Masters of management, MAcc, then work then MBA. potentially go back to undergrad take 6 years...7-1.93
Why you chose banking bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb5-1.95
Bankers decide to take their talents to...Cleveland? By now, I'm sure all of WSO is sick of the Wall Street vs. tech debate, but this article from <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-26/wall-street-s-next-recruitment-headache-comes-from-cleveland-">Bloomberg</a> is saying that bankers are not only...5-1.95
BB group-specific FT recruiting: why is it such a shitshow?The more and more I go through different accelerated processes, the more I feel like the way some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> groups decentralize...2-1.98
How to get a job in Deloitte consulting2-1.98
Meir Ezra's Business Control - The TM MatrixIn today’s complex and fast world, real time information is key for success. As knowledge is the only true power and is actually a controlling factor in your income, there is yet no tool today that provides a real-time picture of what is really going on in the organization at any given...1-1.99
Chances at Top B-SchoolI'm currently a big data consultant. My current company will sponsor most of the tuition if I decide to get an MBA (applying for class for class of 2018). I'd ultimately like to stay in big data consulting, as this is an industry that I really like, and getting an MBA really raises my...1-1.99
Would you choose Hedge Funds all over again?I'm just out here looking for opinions from actual people working at a Hedge Fund. In regards to finance career paths, if you had to do it all over again, would you still go the Hedge Fund route? For me, I'm a college student just waiting for my turn to break in. Lately, I've...40-2.60
Wall Street status symbolsHi! I read this article on Business Insider about Wall St. status symbols and it said that items such as a Hermés tie and a pair of Ferragamo loafers are ones. Do you agree, are these really considered as such? If yes, then could you do some sort of an list of items/ things that are...15-2.85
Lifetime earnings in IBHow much on average should the person expect to earn in IB over a whole career and how does it compare to different industries inside finance?12-2.88
How much impact will an undergraduate GPA have vs. a graduate GPA on future career? Differences between 3.7 and 3.8?Hello all! I just completed my masters in accountancy this may with a 3.7 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>, and I earned an honors degree in...11-2.89
Not joining a frat at UVAConsidering UVA (and eventually McIntire) for undergrad. If I were to be admitted and attend, would I have to join a frat to get a job on the street? At this moment in time, I really don't want to join a frat or be involved with greek life. Maybe that will change as college actually begins,...11-2.89
do they ID at internship interviews?Hello all. I am a soon to be high-schooler and I want to have as many <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> as possible before college to get experience in...11-2.89
Bulge Bracket Prestige RankingIf you had to rank the 8 / 9 (if you include <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span>) BBs, how would you rank them? I know this is a stupid question that people will give me crap for, especially...9-2.91
Why does JPM have a better reputation than MS in London? (IBD)Yeah, basically I think everyone would agree that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...7-2.93
Watches by Industry?Good evening everyone from where I am, first-timer here. I tried googling watches by industry and all I got was results about which industry to WATCH for i.e investment topics. What I'm looking for is a list of watch companies that are suitable for what industry one is working...5-2.95
BAML - Investment bankers paid less and unsatisfied?At the risk of getting some monkey shit thrown from other users, I would like to ask if the investment bankers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> paid...4-2.96
Hypothetical Offer QuestionA hypothetical I am curious about! Lets say I get an offer from a firm, I accept, sign it, but will start in a months time. During that 1 month, I get another offer from my dream bank. Before I start my full time, can I reject? if so is their any consequences?3-2.97
Tame the Street - New Finance BoardHi Guys, I'm a long time lurker here on WSO. I wanted to introduce you to a new era. My new websites - tamethestreet is going to be the next big message board. I am not trying to compete with WSO. I am simply trying to create something new. I will eventually be releasing prep tools for...1-2.99
Business in (Western) Europe; Yeah, It's cute!I make a regular trip to Europe because of clients. Whenever I go there, I think they are cute. They try so hard, they try to appear so "hard" that they almost become comical. They are almost like puppies, you can't get mad at them because they are so funny. In Western Europe,...0-3.00
Which watch? (Omega vs. Rolex vs. Breitling)Around $2500 to spend. I am an upcoming freshman at NYU Stern and will undoubtedly have <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, events, and eventually a job...22-3.78
Lessons from an Investment Banking Club Reject- An <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> raises capital for companies, underwrites securities, and provides M&A advisory for their clients. -...16-3.84
This is overrated Now that I think about it, investment banking is kind of overrated, don't you think? I mean let's analyze the fact that this job could be done by your average joe, it doesn't take a boy genius brain to do this. Most of the people on this forum want a challenge, so why not switch...8-3.92
What Role Do you Play in Nuclear Issues Young children of today thinks that certain heavy societal issues are not theirs to mingle with just when they are not supposed to butt in to adults conversation. Well, while the latter is a way to practice your limitations as a child, it is not true that you, as one of the human beings who...3-3.97
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RE: 7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work In The Back OfficeI've read this piece not too long ago when I was still a college student. But now more carefully at it (Especially now through the eyes of someone with real industry experience), I have to say there seems to be a lot of misleading information here. I wonder if anyone else here thinks...8-4.92
HR Calls Herself Investment BankerMy uncle married a woman (my aunt now) and my aunt's daughter (now my cousin-in-law) works for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> in Portland,...50-16.50
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