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HEY you OCR little f*cksshit on me all you want because idgaf!!!! all your fate is mine, you little f*ckers i volunteered to do ocr because i thought it'd be a nice break but F*CK i'd rather be hunched over my desk than be dealing with these borderline terrifying besuited assailants. first of all, GOD...10533.05
OCR: The Saga Continues (Alternate Title: I Now Have Cancer of the Nose)<em>Mod Note (Andy): See his original post here: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/hey-you-ocr-little-fcksL">HEY you OCR little f*cks</a>" </em> all schools are apparently filled with tweedledees and tweedle f*cking dums because all of...5627.56
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...75825.58
How do you CRUSH your interviews? In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and taking eighteen months off work, I decided...2723.27
Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall StreetersI'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the WSO community and I wanted to start contributing ideas that I think will be of great value to the community.I've worked on Wall Street for 17 years. I started as an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a...1221.12
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 <a...7019.70
UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target<h3>From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to PE</h3> I've had some downtime the last few weeks before I start my new role and have been mulling over making a post on WSO, long time lurker, first time writer. I feel exceptionally lucky to have landed a buy-side gig (at at PE...3818.38
Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em> At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...2515.25
Crips vs. Bloods...which is more prestigious?<em>Mod Note (Andy) - Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 2/28/12</em> Tried the search function, but couldn't find anything. I am a senior at a non-target. I wasn't able to get into banking. So I am considering alternatives to make some cash (high...13414.34
Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)I wrote this because while <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ocr-the-saga-continues-alternate-title-i-now-have-cancer-of-the-nose">the other OCR thread</a> was hilarious (and accurate), I wanted to reach out to those who may still be struggling even though they...1714.17
Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street<em>See my other recent posts: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-why-arent-you-getting-those-interviews">Advice from an ex-IB MD - why aren't you getting those interviews?</a>", and "<a...3813.38
12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/23/12. <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/12-hours-till-deadline-the-all-nighter-part-2">You can read part 2 here.</a></em> Since I’ve been writing for WSO, my most...4512.45
Convert Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Offer<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 7/6/12.</em> As a former summer/fulltime investment banking analyst, I’ve seen a few waves of Ivy League migrant workers come through New York. <b>A few tips for success for the upcoming crop...2212.22
Cold email advice from analyst A couple pieces of honest advice when writing cold emails. People may say I'm overly critical but I get 5 of these a day so I am looking for any reason not to respond... -Do not address an analyst or associate as "Mr. XXXX" . Literally my biggest pet peeve. I understand that...3310.33
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...808.80
The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...218.21
5 ways a career on WS is not what it used to beIn the old days many people perceived joining Wall Street was a golden ticket. They figured if you put your head down and work hard your career can be whatever you want it to be. Some thought they would make their money and be done in their thirties or forties. Others imagined they would keep...297.29
Distressed Debt Investing (Real Estate)Using debt to invest in real estate has evolved over the last 30 years, and significantly changed after the subprime mortgage crisis, when more stringent regulations were introduced into the system. Looking back at different WSO Real Estate topics, there are a lot of posts regarding financing,...77.07
"If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong"Slightly Buzzed rant: Let's feed into the retirement crisis the country is currently experiencing with this trash. Most of this I feel like is propaganda for people with liberal arts degrees that are baristas at Starbucks. Average 401k balance is $25k... across the entire spectrum, I am...606.60
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...1286.28
Advice from an ex-IB MD - why aren't you getting those interviews ?<em>My last post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-on-how-to-make-it-to-wall-street">"Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street"</a> covered how to make sure you get a job offer and make it to Wall Street....126.12
Advice from an ex-IB MD - on how to make VP<em>See my other recent posts: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-from-an-ex-ib-md-on-how-to-make-it-to-wall-street">Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street</a>", and "<a...96.09
How Finance is like Professional SportsIf you look at elite athletes of virtually any sport, they almost always share one thing in common: they started playing the sport at a fairly young age. Sure, there are exceptions, but very rarely do you see a world-class athlete who picked up the sport after high school. Now, what does...325.32
How Will You Measure Your Life?My life is like the plot of the movie <em>Benjamin Button — </em>everything is happening in reverse. I used to have a high-paying job as a management consultant, and now I work a part-time job making way less the money. I used to live in an upscale 2-bedroom /...105.10
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...55.05
Advice from an ex-IB MD: Eight tricks to ace your 1st round interviewGood news - you passed the 1st test - your resume has been accepted and they want a 1st round interview with you. A 1st round interview is just another screening tool to narrow the resume file further. Make sure you treat it as such. Having conducted 250-300 1st round interviews in my sixteen...35.03
New York vs. Houston<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally was posted on 12/15/10.</em> Monty09 may have gotten the best plug yet for his <a href="http://energyrodeo.com/">Energy Rodeo</a> in Houston next month, and it came from none other than the New York...1684.68
For Those About to Propose<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.</em> With Valentine's Day two short weeks away, some of your girlfriends are no doubt ratcheting up the pressure on you to pop the question on the most romantic day of the year. Maybe you...1524.52
As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE...224.22
Why Your Salary Matters to Her<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.</em> When women get together with their friends and talk about the new guy in their life, one of the first questions that always comes up is, "What does he do?", which - let's face it -...1214.21
Cover Letter + Resume Advice<em>Mod Note (Andy): the link for the free WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> resume template is <a...134.13
Ask Me: Former Strategy Consulting RecruiterHappy to answer any consulting-related questions. I'm currently being sponsored by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> S&O for my MBA. In consulting...423.42
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...403.40
AMA - Corp Dev (F500) with a non-traditional background and b schoolAMA - I work in corporate development at a professional services company (Fortune 500) in NYC. My career path to corp dev is non-traditional and didn't involve IB but may be of some help to a couple people. My summary background: - graduated from a liberal arts college in 2006 - took...293.29
Bloomberg: How 2 Guys Lost God and Found $40 MillionHave a look, this is gold. Hasidic Judaism to loan sharking, it's like the kosher version of Dan Bilzerian. (link inside post) <!--break--> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-10-06/how-two-guys-lost-god-and-found-40-million33.03
4 Pillars of MotivationThe feeling of failure. The feeling of losing. The feeling of not succeeding. The feeling of losing motivation. The feeling of lost motivation. We all have had these feelings at some point or another. Maybe it is from not getting that offer that you dreamed of. Maybe it is from a failed deal...23.02
Here's what happened in the stock/bond markets last week (9/14-9/18)<b>Stock Market Analysis</b> The stock market continued its zig-zag pattern. For the past 10 weeks the stock market has alternated between a week of advances followed by a week of declines. This week was no different as the S&P 500 fell 0.1%. Hidden within this has been the...13.01
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
Cut throat and competitive storiesHey guys, so we hear of pretty crazy, competitive situations in nearly all levels: professional sports, high schools, university, and of course the workplace. There's examples everywhere: whether it's Michael Jordan ruining friendships over a game or the latest Tiger Mom shelling out...282.28
The Truth About Online DatingThe founders of Coffee Meets Bagel gave a TED talk recently about online dating. Discuss. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mRWPqwyukGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!--break--> 222.22
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
Combating LonelinessLet’s be honest, we all have been there; lonely. As I read through Wall Street Journal, more particularly the Personal Journal, I was reading an article about it. It intrigued me because all of us have been down that road at some point and how often I have heard friends say that they are...102.10
WSO 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...102.10
Improved WSO SearchHey guys, so quick update. Some improvements we've made to WSO Search in the last few weeks that we hope will make finding the best information in the WSO archives that much easier: 1. New "Company Search Results" section at top of results...so many times, when users are...82.08
Scott SmileyScott Smiley Wyckoff Umass he's a good man42.04
"DANGER AHEAD" - Icahn's New Video about QE and Junk BondsI think right now, we are in the early stages of a bear market. Generals are retreating, bio-tech getting crushed recently with tech. IMO S&P sees 1750 before 2000 again. I liked the video, Icahn's a beast (link inside the post)<!--break--> http://carlicahn.com/42.04
Where is the industry going for young professionals?At the top a lot of mega funds' equities business has slowed, given the amount of capital invested in the space, the difficulty of growing such large portfolio investments to realize a desired return and market forces. A lot of these funds - <span class='keyword_link'><a...42.04
This NYC Barmaid Hates You<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 02/18/2013.</em> First, a word of warning. The article I'm referring to in this thread was posted on BroBible, so you probably don't want to click the link at work unless you want all kinds of alarm bells...1032.03
Putting a Price Tag on Scandal: Sturm und Drang at Volkswagen!My <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2015/09/no-mas-no-mas-vale-chronicles-continued.html">Vale missteps</a> illuminated for me some of the risks of going where it is darkest, but I will not let them stop me from trying again. This time, my focus is Volkswagen, a...32.03
[ISSUE 35] - Interesting Things...<em>Mod Note (Andy) - "Interesting Things" by user Adventure_Capitalist (a PE professional) is a new addition to the site that we hope to have each week. This is a newsletter that he has been sharing between friends for awhile now and we thought it would be a good addition to the...02.00
Beat the Crowd: A Monkey's ReviewMy favorite market news/market research site is Market Minder by Fisher Investments, and I honestly don't know what I would do without it. I say that because much of our media today is not in the business of informing, but of dramatizing to get views. In the age of the Internet, every...02.00
2015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth,...701.70
What is family life like in finance?<em>Mod Note (Andy):</em>: Definitely check out the comment inside from user @Dingdong08"</em> I've always wondered how people juggle their job and family while also being in a very time-demanding field. While I don't intend on having kids until my early...341.34
NY Times - 27 Ways to Be a Modern Manprobably the worst article I ever came across... its so bad it is unbelievable... I thought NY Times was supposed to be a respected publication.. Unfortunately, it looks like they are turning into a buzzfeed/huff post/elite daily... My favorite "ways to be a modern man" include...341.34
MSF Tips: Why You Should or Shouldn't Get OneFour years ago, I made a fateful decision to get an MSF degree. I badly wanted to break into Wall Street, live the lifestyle of a big swinging dick with model and bottles, and not have to study a buttload of stuff like a doctor or engineer. I was successful at it, but I did see several people...251.25
Where do you think we are in the cycle?I would love to hear different people's opinions on this topic. I have talked with several different people recently and many seem to think we are approaching the end of this cycle (maybe less than 12 months until a pullback). The markets are flooded with capital chasing deals and yield....241.24
Trailer for The Big Short Coming out just in time for bonus season. Christian Bale as Mike Burry? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgqG3ITMv1Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>171.17
DCF and NOLsI'm creating a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> for a company that I've been looking at. It has a large <span...171.17
Fucked Up BadWas gonna have a phone <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> with a banker today. Guy told me to call his cell. Called his office line and no one picked up....171.17
Medicine to ConsultingHello, another M.D. here considering defecting to the business / possibly consulting world. I'm out of medical school about 1.5 years (2.5 to go if i stuck with it), and am currently in a surgically related residency. Suffice it to say, I personally do not have a long term future in...171.17
Dating as an AnalystI've been dating my girlfriend for about a year now and things have been going great. We're from the same school, have a lot in common, and all in all, it's a serious relationship that we're both committed to. She's a year older and is currently an analyst at a...171.17
Berskshire Hathaway websiteWarren buffet is pretty old school when it comes to websites as you can see http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/ simplicity is the ultimate sophistication151.15
Ex-military here. Most lucrative career post JD/MBA?I am beginning a JD/MBA program at a top school. A lot of my classmates like to complain about how much less lawyers make than their counterparts in industry or finance (especially PE, which doesn't look all that strong). Is this <span class='keyword_link'><a...141.14
Crisis 101: Tech Bubble. Are we in one or..?There has never been a better time to start a business (except maybe during the .com boom). With immense amount of capital flowing into the startups and tech sector, great and valuable ideas have a relatively good shot at securing funding. <h3> Funding and Tech </h3> In fact,...81.08
3 years of Work enough for m7?Hi All, long time lurker but new to posting. I'm curious about what the take is on applying to business school with 2 years of work experience at application time and 3 years at matriculation. The work experience in question would be 1 year at a MM ibank in probably the best group at the...81.08
Fresh grad and want to work for Glencore? www.glencoregraduates.com71.07
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
Happypantsmcgee and I are going to do a happy hour in DCAnd by do happy hour I mean we are going to get happy hour together and are cordially inviting anyone who may want to come to come No we don't have a real set place or time other than somewhere downtown this week or next <!--break--> 61.06
Help with WaterfallsHi All, I was trying to build out a simple partnership waterfall today with a preferred return and ran into some questions which I was hoping someone might help me with. For this example, let's assume there is an Investor who contributes $90mm and a sponsor who contributes $10mm. The...61.06
Allen Edmonds' Rediscover America Sale - 15-30% offPark Aves and Strands are $27951.05
Just found this sitePretty epic stuff here <p>http://textsfromlastnight.com/</p>51.05
Career Advice for AMHi All. I am new to this forum seeking some career advice, as it seems there is a wealth of knowledge here! I am a real estate Asset Manager currently working for an operating partner of a large Institutional investor. I have 6 years of experience, starting with 3 years in real estate...51.05
Offer on the table - your thoughts?Hey guys, Long time lurker, first time poster. I recently went through an interview process at a reputable alternative AM and have been successful in securing an offer. Associate level role within their direct lending team, mainly focused around monitoring and general <span...51.05
How would you go about networking after seeing a job advertised.Hi Seen a job advertised that I have a good chance of getting at an MM firm, how would you go about networking? Reach out to senior people at the firm on Linkedin? How would you put it? Thanks41.04
Interesting PTMBA vs FTMBA statAll, I just received access to the GMAC recruiters survey. There's plenty of interesting information inside it, but one particular nugget I think would be relevant to a lot of recent discussions is this fact: Only 27% of recruiters actively recruit PTMBAs, vs 63% for FTMBA. Of those,...31.03
Road to PE: AM or IB?Hi all, looking for advice on if it's better to start in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or <span...31.03
What happened to Bonus Bananas? ^title. Them bananas were the one thing that kept me coming back to this site every week without fail. Why stop one of the best features of the site?31.03
WSO Happy Hour Recap: NYC, Fall 2015Thanks to all who came out this past Wednesday night for a fun evening of drinks and conversation (both professional and personal) for the first happy hour of the fall 2015 season. It's the time when all the major sports are going full swing, the weather is cooling off from the horrendous...31.03
LBO Model - No Historical FinancialsDoing a Private company <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">lbo model</a></span> with no historical financials but just financial projections and a target <span...21.02
Breaking In - Non-traditional backgroundHey guys, I've been a lurker here for ~6 months but this is my first official post. Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong area or egregiously breaking any obvious rules. I recently graduated in May from a liberal arts college in upstate New York that is non-target with a degree in...11.01
Introduction - Lower Middle Market Banker in DenverHey guys, I am a director with a regional boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> based in Denver. Our IB division has been in existence since...11.01
Five Years After the Dodd-Frank Act- Part 2: Too-Big-to-Fail and to Regulate<em>by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin</em> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/five-years-after-the-dodd-frank-act-part-1-consumer-protection-and-derivatives-regulation">In the previous...11.01
G2 and G2 Asia Announce Launch of Asia Operations of Forbes Private Capital Group by Forbes Private Capital Group Hong Kong News AlertHONG KONG, Nov 11, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - New York based G2 Investment Group ("G2") and Hong Kong based G2 Asia, Limited today announced the launch of the Asia operations of Forbes Private Capital Group ("FPCG"), a powerful private investment network focused on identifying...01.00
[ISSUE 37] - Interesting Things...<em>Mod Note (Andy) - "Interesting Things" by user Adventure_Capitalist (a PE professional) is a new addition to the site that we hope to have each week. This is a newsletter that he has been sharing between friends for awhile now and we thought it would be a good addition to the...01.00
Five Years After the Dodd-Frank Act- Part 1: Consumer Protection and Derivatives Regulation<em>by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin</em> In this series, I will be looking at the impact – to-date – of the largest and the most significant set of regulatory changes in the U.S. financial services in some seven...01.00
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Minimizing Time at Airports (Advice / Questions)So I'm at a place now where I'm starting to travel more with the senior guys to meetings (the books need to get there somehow). They are pro-travelers: Tumi bags, mobile travel apps, premier status on various airlines, Global Entry / TSA Pre-check etc. I've picked up some tips to...440.44
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...300.30
Don’t Sweat the Coming Market CrashInvestors are understandably worried about a coming market drop. The last recession we had, in the dark days of 2009, almost left the US on the dustheap of history. With markets now well into their 7th year of this abnormally long bull market, many of the structural problems that triggered the...120.12
I want to get rich.Hello! I am currently in the 9th grade, and want to rack in the big bucks before I turn 30. I study, get a's and b's, and want to know a few things from your opinions. -What high school math/ other courses should I be doing? (I can finish Algebra II and geometry over the summer and...70.07
Which sport is the most popular among financiers?Hello WSO - Which sports would you say are most popular globally, at Wall Street, at entry to mid-level finance positions and at an executive level. My own thoughts of this matter: (top three) <strong>Globally:</strong> 1. (by far) Golf 2. Squash 3. Tennis...60.06
Point72 Academy’s Summer Analyst programSteve Cohen’s hedge fund Point72 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> is looking for rising college seniors for their <span...40.04
Trading really dying? I know this topic has been hit time and time again. However, I feel after every recession, there's always tons of people saying sell-side <span class='keyword_link'><a...72-0.28
When to sue a close friend and ruin his or her life?This is not meant to be funny so no jokes. I have a huge problem that I need advice on. A friend of nearly 15 years has completely screwed my life over. This friend is at least a decamillionaire and I *THINK* this person has done some illegal things to me to cheat me in a very major way. My life...44-0.56
Analyst at 27 - Possible???Hello everybody, A MSc for me is a very big investment so I sort of need your input... I have a very simple question that needs answering and for which i have already searched a lot. Is it possible for me to get an analyst position at age 27 after completing a very good MSc (think LSE,...28-0.72
So many 1st round interviews...so many dingsOCR recruiting season is almost over, and I am still uncertain about my future. This isn't even just IB, I'm gunning for <span class='keyword_link'><a...25-0.75
WSJ: The ‘Wage Gap’ Myth That Won’t Dieinteresting article in the WSJ (link inside post): <em> "The ‘Wage Gap’ Myth That Won’t Die"</em> I have yet to see a case in my own life when someone, esp. a woman, was discriminated against because of her gender so this article makes sense to me. what have your...22-0.78
Do You Look Like a Leader?How we dress, talk, and move says a lot about ourselves. We judge others based on physical factors. Not too long ago the Economist published an article addressing how looks affect success. What are your thoughts? [Quote]IN GORILLA society, power belongs to silverback males. These splendid...16-0.84
UNC vs SternHello, I am a senior in high school. Over the last few months, I have gone through an excruciating decision process, which has yet to come to a conclusion. The decision is Stern vs UNC. Now I have obviously not gained admittance to either of the schools, but my problem lies within Early...14-0.86
Ask an Analyst (Bulge Bracket 2-3 yrs experience)Ask me anything. Been doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...14-0.86
Chances for HYSPM and other top 20 schools UNDERGRAD!! (PLEASE HELP)I was wondering if I had a legitimate chance at HYPSM and other top 20 schools due to my low GPA. My guidance counselor explained what happened in sophomore year and how I have excelled after. I also received good recommendations from my teachers and the guidance counselor. * Indian male...9-0.91
How to answer the question: Why do you want to work at a Bulge Bracket bank?Hey fellow monkeys! So, I really want to work at a MM bank as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> for this upcoming summer... That being said, I am trying to...9-0.91
Bankruptcy for my husbandHello all! Me and my husband live in Toronto. My husband’s ex-wife is suing him for money. She is not willing for a settlement instead she wants the entire amount in a lump sum payment. Its not possible for us to make the entire money. So my question is if we get judgement against my husband,...8-0.92
My life is terrible - I need helpHi Everyone, My life is absolutely terrible right now and I really need some guidance. When I started my career, I landed my dream job and way overjoyed with happiness. However, it has all been downhill since then. My boss is one of the most frugal people I've every met and...8-0.92
Does anyone know any hedge funds that invest in real estate in additions to stocks/bonds?8-0.92
Offered Job at ISIS, Your Thoughts?Offered a really high up position. Still young, so I am surprised they are so eager to bring me on to their team. I'm having trouble connecting with former employees for some reason. I'm a bit hesitant to go overseas. Seems like a great culture though. What are your...7-0.93
Career Information: DCMHey guys, will be going into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasiscom/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM">DCM</a></span> next year and was wondering if anyone had more information about Capital Markets careers,...6-0.94
Econ major from non-target + CFA level 1 passed VS finance major from non-targetWhat would be your thoughts on someone with a BA in Econ but has passed the 1st level of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>? I know generally...5-0.95
MBA or MSFI'm currently an FA in a Rotation Program for a F150 company. I'm having second thoughts about continuing at this company and in this industry and I am interested in pursuing a career in consulting/banking. My undergrad major was in Finance (not sure if it matters) and I will begin...4-0.96
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How good does interning at a boutique look on your resume?I'm just curious as a sophomore who may land an internship at a boutique firm, how good that would look on my resume if I'm trying to later on get an internship in <span class='keyword_link'><a...3-0.97
Does anyone feel like this is too much?Analyst here at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in a very busy coverage group Recently just been feeling mentally exhausted and all around angry at...3-0.97
Job security, ladder climb, and level of autonomy within respective fields of finance/careers?I was wondering if anyone could give me their most reasonable/realistic outlook on how autonomous a job can be at higher positions. All of these don't have to be answered just as much as people know/care to share. Investment Banking Private Equity Hedge Funds <span...3-0.97
Is business school necessary for investment banking? A lot of good universities nowadays offers a business school which is usually harder to get in. (ex. NYU offers NYU Stern as its business school) Do you think I can break into IB by majoring in economics(which is usually offer outside of the business program) rather than going to the business...3-0.97
IU (Direct Admit) vs. Michigan (LSA) Hey there, I have narrowed a list to these schools and possibly UIUC (honors business). I am in state for Illinois. Which school should I attend to get a job as an investment banker? Michigan I am not a pre admit to Ross, but I can apply after my freshmen year. However, Michigan is the most...2-0.98
Got 1 hour with a managing partner of a major PE. How do I kill it? .2-0.98
Career Services just told me I will never work on Wall Street (Ivy)2-0.98
Finance Master despite ow quant scoreHi everyone, so I did the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> yesterday and unfortunately it was a disaster. I got 690 points in the end but with a Q42...2-0.98
London BB IB questionHi, i work at a non-UK non-US location of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I have a question about London. Do VPs get a company car? Does it start from...1-0.99
Trading MultiplesI was wondering why it is BETTER for a company's multiple such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...1-0.99
Barclays 10/2 SuperdayHas anyone heard back from the 10/2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...1-0.99
New Resume Review CompanyA good friend of mine just started a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">resume review</a></span> tech startup called Get Hired (gethired dot squarespace dot com). She used to be a banking...0-1.00
Non-target mba, msf, ma, ms to IBD analyst?Is it easier to get into ibd as a analyst with a mba from a non-target vs a bachelors from the same non-target. I know this is very unconventional but I'm willing to bet non-target mba grads would still take analyst pay versus their previous job. I guess I should also include MSF or...0-1.00
Have you ever double-posted an application?I was wondering if this ever worked for any of you. A friend of mine who is a couple years older got in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> and he sent his...0-1.00
Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda: FinancingEven if your credit is less than perfect, let us help you ride! As one of the largest volume Honda motorcycle dealers in the US, Al Lamb's Dallas Honda have the sources to get you approved. The process is SIMPLE. Bring in your current pay stub, last year's W-2, a phone bill (with your...0-1.00
Goldman Sachs Diversity STEM eventhey there jungle dwellers, So I'm going to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> STEM Symposium event and I don't know what to...0-1.00
How to raise capital to start a hedge fund?Hi everyone! I am interested in starting an offshore hedge fund. The problem for me is that I, except from my education (still attending a university where I am studying business and economics), have no real experience. However, I have invested and traded on my own and I have recently developed...0-1.00
Grades Matter. Period.<em>Edit / Clarification: Grades are NOT the only metric. But they MATTER.</em> I've been noticing a lot of posts recently with people asking about their chances at recruiting if they have weak grades. I often hear the message that grades are not everything, that soft skills...60-1.40
Why not be a doctor?I'm just wondering... why aren't there as many people trying to break into medicine? The only possible road block in that path is that it's time consuming to actually get started. Price shouldn't be an issue because your various student loans are a plenty, and after you...41-1.59
My gf tells me to ask for more, she doesn't get itHi everyone, I'm making a move to a larger <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> ~1b. Quickly, location better. Base up by 15%. AUM...24-1.76
Am I about to be auto-dinged?The format of my resume is to have a bullet, the material, and end with the words without a period. On the first bullet of the resume, there is a period......this period shouldn't be here. How screwed am I? I have contacts at multiple banks I've already sent this resume...6-1.94
IBD VS S&T - Which is better OVERALLIn your opinion fellow Monkeys, which comes out on top? 1) Highest starting salary? 2) Highest long-term Salary ceiling? ie Best banker vs best trader- who could earn more? 3) Worst hours? 4) Most competitive ? 5) Best exit opps ? 6) Your own personal preference, my fellow...6-1.94
Stereotypes of Wall StreetHere are the four most stereotypical high position Wall Street people I can think: The managing director, Drives: S-class MB or a Range Rover Wears: Navy blue suit with Ferragamo loafers Hobbies: Squash and golf Pet: labrador Lives in: The Hamptons or Greenwich Watch: Rolex stainless...4-1.96
Top Schools that will offer FULL TUITION merit based only (no financial need) Ok, so im brand new here. I need some help because i am absolutely clueless about colleges and the like so bear with me... I am a senior. Priority deadlines for most colleges is in 1 month from now so i need to figure out which colleges to apply to. Heres a little about me: 35 ACT 4.0...4-1.96
News/Current Events and IB interviewsDuring <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-technical-interview-guide">ib interviews</a></span> (specifically for summer analysts), how much do you expect candidates to know about current events in the finance...4-1.96
Things I dislike about the CFA ProgramI know that the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> is a well regarded program among the Investment community and it can help your chances of...2-1.98
Best type of buyside firm to make most compensation - pe vs hf and debt vs equityA lot of the billionaires in finance are l/s equity or large cap pe guys. Does this means that these are the best types of funds to become very rich? If not, what are the best buyside investment strategies to become rich? Equity also has higher returns than debt so I assume equity guys...1-1.99
Target School Freshman Sending Follow Up Email to Goldman Recruiter I am a freshman at a top 10 US target school. I met with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> representative at the career fair, and like all of the other googly eyed students I there...1-1.99
I didn't know about the contract! What did I get myself into!?Hello, Now that I have your attention, I can ask you a question lol. Sorry for the weird title though. I am currently in college and recruiting for summery analyst positions. I have been getting a lot of interest from big banks and I wanted to skip ahead and ask about the 2 year analyst...1-1.99
MSF Class of 2017 Southern programsHello All, I decided to do the Georgia State MSF, hopefully Class of 17. Is there anyone else doing the program or a similar program in the Southeast? I plan to do the asset/wealth management track. 1-1.99
Please review my Resume and CLHello Fellow Monkeys Would a fellow monkey please be willing to review my Resume & CL. I am a sophomore UK student,hoping to apply for summer intern in S&T. I would really appreciate some feedback on my both my resume and cover letter. Feel free to be harsh or kind. I will reward...3-2.97
So many asian femalesAnyone else feel like every female in finance is exactly the same? All asian, super insecure and pretend that they're bros? Also, seems like all of them make up boyfriends they can never seem to bring around or immediately jump into the "oh im too busy for a relationship"...14-3.86
Private Equity GroupsOf the most typical groups seen in a private equity fund (Cross Industry Private Equity Sponsorships, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Credit, etc.) what does WSO believe to be top picks in terms of exit opps, prestige, on the job skills and why? ***retooled question due to...1-3.99
Student loans - this will piss you off<img src="http://imgur.com/DAlBuTL.jpg"> <!--break--> <img src="http://imgur.com/g3HB0S4.jpg"> ugh, how much does this piss you off? Is this what <em>some</em> students in debt really think?! fwiw: i'm very liberal on social...101-3.99
7 tips for picking up women and landing the job you wantIf you've read the book The Game, you know there is a community of men who devote their lives to the art and science of picking up women. While almost every young (and older) man goes at this pursuit in some haphazard and mediocre way, these men are dedicated to mastering the craft. A sport...28-4.72
When did modern investment banking culture come about?50-100 years ago, a banker was a respectable stately gentleman in a tweed suit, with a handlebar mustache, a pocket watch and a pocket square. There’s even a former MD lecturing at my college who more or less fits that description. Now, at least from what I can gather, a banker is a...17-4.83
RANK: Stifel, FT Partners, Piper Jaffray, Petsky Prunier, HL FAS, PJSC, Mizuho, TAP Advisors, GLC Advisors, OppenheimerWhich would you accept a full-time offer from and why? Can anyone rank these or help me go about thinking about them? I think it's obvious that PJSC is first, but what about the rest? Goal is to do PE after two years. Thank you for any insight.11-4.89
What are your dream carsPretty sure there's not enough room to name all of mine. My picks: -Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir, Pur Sang, Hermes Edition -Aston Martin Vanquish (2015) -Mercedes-Maybach S600 -Brabus AMG-GT (2016), Brabus G63 AMG -Rolls Royce Wraith, Phantom -Alpina B7 (2015) -Lamborghini...33-5.67
Which MSF program should i choose?Hello every one * i'm a 25 years old Iranian * MBA IN FINANCE from sharif university (best MBA program in middle east / best university in my country / 130-140 in world ) * <span class='keyword_link'><a...10-5.90
Why is UT/McCombs a target school?https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Career-Services/Statistics/Student-Demographics These stats are pretty terrible. I had higher HS GPA and a low 1400s SAT, and I got rejected by my "non-target" flagship state school, which is far more rigorous in admissions than McCombs. I find it kind...24-6.76
Story of sub 2.5 gpa breaking into MCHey all, I made a burn account so I can share a story of sub 2.5 gpa student getting offers from multiple MC firms including one from <span class='keyword_link'><a...27-10.73
Anyone else hate people from Middle America?I'm a born and bred New Yorker, went to a target in CA and now work on Wall Street. I'm incredibly disappointed in seeing all these fat people from Ohio and Tennessee and roaming around in my cosmopolitan city. I meet a few analysts that somehow made it in from these crappy states in...22-14.78
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