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+5615 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...20
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+53Uncle 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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+32WSO 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...932 months 2 weeks ago
+31Follow 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...21
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+24Can 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...24
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+172016 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...453
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+22A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top MM PE firm. As several other users can attest to, the PE recruiting process can be an absolute grind. After having had some time to reflect on the entire process, I thought I'd share my experience in the hope that it...34
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+21What I Look For When Hiring Junior TradersI’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having hired and trained a few throughout my career, I feel fairly...50
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+21INTRODUCING: 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...91
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+18Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...30
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+18Damage 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...18
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+17How Do We Decouple Income From Work?<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p> <p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...90
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+15Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing <span class='keyword_link'><a...72
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+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...721
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+14WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...18
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+13Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib...92
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+13A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball PlayerI figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...39
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+15How does models and bottles work?I keep hearing the phrase <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-does-models-and-bottles-work">models and bottles</a></span>, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But,...134
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+92017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does FT IB Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other methods. Thanks guys!319
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+12What's Your Five Year (IBD) Plan? A VP Reflects and Looks Forward.I don't approve of this as an interview question, but it is something that everyone should try to think about. When I was an MBA candidate, it was more about just getting my foot in the door. I was lucky enough to get into a good bank as an <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+10AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...140
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+12From Depression to Community College to Target School & BeyondHey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself and hopefully share...28
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+11Advice to Fellow Non-Targets / Low GPAs: Use LinkedinI have seen a lot of posts about cold calling/emailing when your background isn't necessarily target and I thought I'd put in my two cents. To people trying to break in: use LinkedIn email religiously. Let me preface this by stating I was a 3.0 student at a very non-target state...20
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+10I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anythingI'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc. 113
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+11Structuring and Flow in an M&A ModelMost of you probably already know this, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to say it again out loud. Especially since I've seen a few confusingly (and unnecessarily) circular models lately, it might be a good time to review. When designing your models, like a good computer program, your...10
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+82017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagesAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...178
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+10'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall Street<em>"Equity" came out last week (limited release) and currently has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes</em> Coming straight out of 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival, Meera Menon's Equity is dubbed “the first all-female Wall Street movie” by many. It is an incredibly...34
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+7AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUMHi All - I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...22
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+7From Non-Target to ThreesomeFriday night. I'm at the club, grinding on two fine NYU specimens, one is my date and the other told us her name was Chloé. I peer over my shoulder and cringe at the desperate frat boys, raising vodka for the sober women, oblivious to the fact that chicken-legs and chubbies don’t go...18
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+9I'm writing this from a strip club! (Plus, a movie review)Big news to report: I finally got around to watching <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/">The Big Short</a> Friday night. I don't know what you monkeys were doing in December that you had time to spare during the holiday crunch to drop 15 bucks on both you...3
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+6What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate...80
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+7MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...72
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+62017 FT S&T ThreadFeel free to post deadline dates and whether or not apps are open on here and I will continue to add. As you can tell, I have more names to add as well so just let me know who I left off and I will add: <span class='keyword_link'><a...24
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+11How to sleep anywhere anytime 101I'm back from Vegas in one piece, chumps. Thanks a lot for those sordid invitations in my inbox courtesy of your blackout selves. I think I met a couple of you, and I know for sure from the unspeakable smell of my clothes that I met some of your working female "friends." Extra...21
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+6AMA: Extreme Non Target to IBDNOTE: Made this post a while back but didn't have enough bananas to post the story into the main body. Starting college as a pre med student, I attended a college highly regarded in the biological research field but a complete fucking joke in anything else. And by a complete joke I mean...19
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+6REFM Review - Real Estate Financial Modeling Courses 1-3I just went through levels 1-3 of Bruce Kirsch's Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM) and another monkey recommended I give a review... So here is a summary and what I though about the courses: Level 1 - starts off as simple formatting and statistics formulas (max, min, avg). Then moves...11
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+5Obamacare, Crony Capitalism, Economics & Mispricing RiskMonkeys, I wanted to have a discussion on this because I'm sure there are plenty out there who know more about this topic than I do (I'm betting @Eddie Braverman" has some thoughts), but I wonder if ACA is failing or if it can be saved. Most people know about UNH's...60
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+52016 analyst bonus threadHey everyone. Bonuses should be coming our around now. What are the 1st 2nd 3rd year analyst bonuses looking like at your firms this year?52
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+8Betches Love This: Investment BankersPR girls majored in him. He&rsquo;s dead to at least a few people. You don&rsquo;t need a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> access pass to find him, but you will need...51
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+5Should I put a "lol" in my email to MD?The MD at my firm just sent me - the intern - an email (for the first time) asking me to complete some simple tasks for him. In it, he also included a joke at the end. I'm debating if I should reply to the joke by saying something like "that's a good one" or...38
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+5Why I feel pessimistic about the future of Wall StreetI'm sure you all know how much Wall Street has suffered since the 2008 financial crisis due to fines, regulations, and job cuts --- <strong>but do you know how badly?</strong> The numbers on these charts may surprise you. <h3>---Heavy fines</h3> <img...22
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+5Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environment backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...11
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+6Morgan Stanley's advice to summer analystsSummer analysts often have tons of questions, yet they're afraid to ask out of fear that they may be perceived as under-qualified. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>...2
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+5Chances for FT recruiting IB?When I first started applying for SA positions this summer, I was so happy when I got an interview with a boutique bank at my hometown(New York). When I went in for an interview, I found out that they were actually looking for people to join the consulting part of the group at the boutique bank....1
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+4Is it really THAT bad with Deutsche Bank & UBS? According to WSO's current poll, 59% of those that voted said that they would LEAST want to work for one of those banks. Is it really <EM>that</em> bad? Should I not even bother trying to intern with them at all next summer? I understand there are general issues (mentioned...31
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+4How to Read Financial NewsHow do you read your financial news every day? Discerning what kind of financial news to read every day can potentially double or triple your productivity at the desk. Even though some newsletters are your favorites, they might not help you formulate your opinion of the markets. Sometimes,...26
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+4WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...231 month 1 week ago
+5An open letter to Ben Kunz, inventor of the Shake Weight Dear (no homo) Ben Kunz, Golden God of Gainz, In 2010 I was a mere first-year college track star, sparsely covered in muscle, unlearned in the ways of whey, when I turned on my dorm room TV at 5 in the morning. I saw a totally shredded guy, no homo, shaking a dumbbell in motionless anger like...13
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+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...21 month 1 day ago
+3Return Offers Summer 2016A lot of us will be wrapping up our SA stints in the next couple of weeks, and if you are like me, you're thinking about return offers. I know each bank is different, but overall, what percentage of SAs will be getting return offers this summer? It will almost certainly not be higher than...86
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+3Coffee recommendations?About to have another all-nighter. At times like this, I've been keeping myself awake by drinking <strong>Death Wish Coffee:</strong> As its name implies, this thing is realllllly strong. Lately though, I feel like it may be a bit too much for me. I'm considering...52
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+5Goldman Sachs CEO's advice for young peoplePersonally, I am not a fan of Lloyd Blankfein</strong>, but I do admire the guy's background. He started out as a peanuts seller at the Yankee stadium and ended up running one of the world’s most prominent banks. In a recent interview, when asked what he advice he would give...51
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+4What's the failure rate for aspiring investment bankers? I've been on this forum for some time, and I've noticed that many post their success stories but stories of failure are rare. Because of this, I feel that it's possible that a representation bias may exist within WSO regarding how many people actually achieve their goal of getting...48
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+3Retired Kobe Bryant announced his $100M venture capital firmTo start off, I love Kobe Bryant - the guy is a legend. Today, he announced his <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture capital</a></span> firm, called <strong>Bryant...48
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+4The Economic Impact of Amortality<p>It may seem that these posts are meandering, but I promise we're getting somewhere. Today I'd like to discuss amortality and the possible economic impacts of people no longer dying with any regularity.</p> <p>What do I mean by &quot;amortality&quot;?...47
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+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...441 month 6 days ago
+3Gary Johnson 2016 - You In?The LP ticket is getting a lot more press this year due to how awful Clinton and Trump are. I met Gov. Johnson a few years back when I was still an undergrad and the guy couldn't be more down to earth. More importantly, I think his brand of practical libertarianism is what is most...29
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+3Best Gyms and Workouts in NYCMonkeys and Gorillas, What are the best gyms and workout routines in NYC? I currently have a classpass and tried so far a few interesting gyms. The reviews for them are below. 1. WRKNYC (bootcamp style) By far my favorite bootcamp gym in the entire city! 45 mins and you are sweating...16
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+3BB&T cuts entire ER departmenthttp://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/28/bbt-cuts-jobs-as-it-exits-equity-research-trading-business.html Surprised that this wasn't here already. But for any aspiring equity researchers (looking at those ppl who've messaged me as of late asking for advice), this is the risk of entering a...10
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+3Why is market cap / equity value useful?As I understand, when a company goes public, they only issue a piece of the company to be listed for sale publicly (could be lower than 10% of the actual company). So, for ex in the case of D&B (PLAY) who went public in 2012, they raised $94mm issuing 5.88mm shares. This is obviously...9
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+3Investment Talent Programme NBIMAnyone with experience or knowledge about the Norges Bank Investment Managements graduate program, Investment Talent Programme? I am considering applying but have heard that the program is really bad, is that true, anyone? Read a link from previous years on this forum, just wondering if there...4
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+3The 2016-2017 WSO Internship - Apply NowWe are VERY excited to open up this new internship opportunity to 5 talented and hard-working candidates. As you will see in the description below, this internship is different than anything we have offered in the past. I have managed hundreds of <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+3Reflections from consulting internships?Hi everyone, The MBA monkeys out there should be wrapping up their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> in the next few weeks and heading back to start...2
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+3Breakfast Cannot WaitHello WSO, I am a CPA within a Big 4 firm (audit side) in SoCal who also has a STEM background looking to leverage my critical thinking abilities into a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 day 20 hours ago
+2I'm going off to college tomorrow, any advice? So this is a little off topic (hence why it's in the off topic forum), but I'll be heading off to college tomorrow. I'm looking for some general advice that any of you guys may have regarding what I should expect on my first day at college. Thanks. Edit: Just wanted to say...59
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+2CFA June 2016 Results<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> exam results came out this week. My heart was pounding just waiting for the results to come in. Good...57
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+2The one thing you wish you knew?What is the one thing you wish you knew before starting IB or your career in general? Could be any tip or advice... For me, I wish I knew the true meaning of "it's not about what you know, it's about who you know"53
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+3List of Targets and Semi-TargetsFirst off, I just wanna say that this forum has more influence than you think. I know multiple suckers, including myself, who have based content on this forum as one of their major factors when considering which school to attend. As a rising high school senior, I'm looking for schools to...50
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+2Edgy Resume? Yes or No?A friend of mine is applying for positions in finance now. She is a sophomore at an Ivy and trying to get experience in finance. She is targeting mostly office assistant positions. She showed me a resume template that is really cool and edgy. It's a non-traditional but very clean...47
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+2Open offices vs. cubicles - Which one do you prefer?To start off, I just wanted to say that open offices suck. It lacks privacy. It's loud. And it's distracting. I can't even comfortably go on WSO. Too bad for me, <a...40
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+2The MLB doesn't market superstars wellQuite frankly, I’m pretty shocked why more people haven’t been talking about this topic in the sports world. Or is it that I’m just behind, or is baseball actually "dying"? Some of baseball’s top stars like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Bryce Harper aren’t getting nearly...33
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+4Job Interviews and FlirtingHi all, I had a very weird experience recently and wanted to see whether someone here has had a similar one. I recently had last round interview for I job that I really want and I have the suspicion that I got flirted with during the interview - and what is even worse, I think I reciprocated...31
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+2REIT associate interview and salary negotiationHello everyone, I am a grad working in a middle office type role in Corporate Banking and graduated from a non ivy target school (although some elitists on here might consider it a semi target) one year ago and have an interview with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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+2Middle Market IB out of collegeI was wondering if I could get some input on the pros and cons of going into middle market sell side right out of college vis a vis <span class='keyword_link'><a...22
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+2Facebook introduced 'Instagram Stories' to compete with SnapchatBack in the '90s, before memes were really a thing, people were already passing around this picture (see below) of Bill Gates as a Borg (from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"). <strong>Microsoft was the king.</strong> Any competitor Microsoft couldn't buy,...18
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+2Real Estate Hedge Fund List (Looking)Hi all, Trying to put a list of hedge funds who invest primarily or have a team that invests mainly in Real Estate - debt or equity doesn't matter. Names that come to mind so far: Och Ziff Davidson Kempner Fir Tree ... Go ahead keep adding, thanks! 17
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+2Blackstone Undergraduate InterviewHi, I was curious if anyone could provide insight on their personal experiences when interviewing at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> as an undergraduate? The interview I...11
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+2Do I have any chance at IB?Hey everyone, I'm a 28 year old CPA who is currently working as a senior tax consultant at a big 4 firm. Next year is my promo to manager. The work I do is incredibly unappealing to me and I can't imagine a career in tax. I'd really like to transition to IB through an MBA...9
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+2Win a Copy of Jared Dillian's New BookWe're giving away 10 free copies of Jared Dillian's new book <em>"All The Evil Of This World"</em> to 10 lucky participants. The contest begins tonight at midnight and ends midnight Monday August first. We will pick 10 winners from all the entries and mail you a...8
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+2Underwriting of live deals on crowdsourcing websites.. counts as experience?Would you consider the underwriting of live deals on crowdsourcing websites (and subsequent investing of your own $$) as experience that can be added to your resume?8
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+2Come out during an interviewHi. I'm now preparing for behavioural interviews for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and find that in some answers I may have to mention my...7
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+2Equity Research - Why would you choose buy-side vs sell-side?Hi guys, So I want to do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>. I know that there is sell-side and buy-side and, so far, I have a few distinctive...6
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+2Lev fin / distressed lawyer seeking buy side job - help!Hi - I was hoping to get some advice; I am seeking to break into the buy side but my background is pretty unique so I am having a hard time going about it. I'm a lev fin lawyer by trade, but I work with an organization that works directly with many buy side shops, including some of the...5
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+2Bad ValuationAnyone ever been on the buy-side of an acquisition, in which you over-valued the target's value? Today I had to meet with accounting/finance/B.I. of company I work at to discuss reasons why I messed up on an acquisition. The acquisition closed a few months ago, and we are just now realizing...4
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+2Watch Advice (gift for lawyer in the financial world)I stumbled upon this web site while researching men's watches and figured I'd give it a whirl to see what advice/knowledge I could gain. I'd like to get my boyfriend a nice watch for Christmas. He's a securities lawyer, so I figured since this was a forum dedicated to the...4
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+2Never Give Up!!!I have had an account on this site for the past few months but I did not start posting until recently. I would like to give some background information on myself and I hope I can inspire others. I graduated high school in 2011 slightly above average for my class (of about 212 people). I then...2
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+2How to network & get yourself a Career MentorThis is probably one of the most interesting and important subjects that universities failed to include in your curriculum. First I will define a Career Mentor: A Mentor is a professional in your target field that has accumulated decent experience and is willing to help you bridge the gap...1
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+2May you live in "exciting" times! An Updated Picture of Country RiskAbout a year ago, I completed my first &nbsp;update of a paper looking at all aspects of country risk, from political risk to default risk to equity risk, and wrote about my findings in three posts, <a...02 weeks 5 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...04 months 2 weeks ago
+1Favorite Restaurants?One of my goals whenever I visit a city is to eat at one high-end restaurant. Always curious to learn about other great places to go, and I figure that given the industries WSO users work in, fine dining will be a shared interest. Off the top of my head, some of my favorites have been Gary...84
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+1Which U.S. States are the Worst?In another thread, I said that if my comment got SB'ed, I would make a thread about which US states are the worst. So, which states are the worst? Saying Idaho gets you monkey shit.83
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+1Good TV shows to binge watch on?Just finished my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> and summer classes...Thank god. School is starting again in two weeks, and I intend to be a couch potato,...74
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+1Asking Out Chicks in the Office- Yay or NayBack story: I am in my young 20s. Been at the bank I am at now for 7-8 months. New consultant joined 2-3 weeks ago and is a dime. One year younger than me and sits on a different floor but some of my team work indirectly with her, and we know each other from hanging out after work a few times....66
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+1New Goldman Recruiting Process Has anyone applied to Goldman yet and heard back about the video interview yet? Any insight is appreciated. <strong>8/12/16 Update</strong> -- gathered form the comments here's what we presume to know so far: <ul> <li>These interviews are currently being...62
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+3How are Asians not considered minorities for Diversity programs?It makes no sense... All these banks' diversity programs say, "...is open to students who identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American students in their sophomore or junior year." Is there a reason for this? Last time I checked, Asians are minorities.61
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+1Prestigious Party SchoolsSo Business Insider did <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-intense-colleges-in-america-2016-4?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds">an article about the schools who rank highest on their "work hard, play hard"-o-meter.</a> I see my school up there,...46
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+1The Night Of TheoriesDoes anybody on here watch this show? I've been waiting for another season of true detective for a while but I feel like this is a nice substitute for it while I'm waiting for season 3 (if that ever happens). My big question is...Who killed the girl? Thoughts?40
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+12016-17 NFL Super Bowl PredictionsEvery NFL team has now officially begun training camp, and the season is underway. Who you guys got winning it all? I am a die-hard Packers fan, and I think this may be the year with Jordy Nelson coming back. Curious to see who you guys think brings home the Lombardi. 38
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+1How did you apply/land your job?I'm curious to know whether most of the people on here got their current role through applying or networking? Before landing my current position, I had gotten a few offers through previous connections but actually accepted an offer from a firm that I applied to online and knew no one there.36
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+1Best Headhunting Shops ?New here in the program at an elite boutique and starting to get inbounds from various headhunters promising me the world. Also have a list that I've accumulated over the last year. I'm wondering which ones are legit? there seem to be many. Does anyone have any first hand...32
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+1Verizon To Acquire Yahoo For $4.83 BillionVerizon announced yesterday that it will acquire Yahoo for approximately $4.83 billion in cash [quote] Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announce they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's...26
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+1Interviews: Mental health issue as an answer for "Why Low GPA?"I know that this is a touchy subject.. and for a lot of people problems with mental health is a real thing, but for many they tend to discount the severity of such an issue. Furthermore, bankers might think that it may affect the candidate later on if hired which will affect their productivity...23
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+1Why is WACC used as discount rateCan someone explain to me like I'm 5 why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-weighted-average-cost-of-capital-WACC">WACC</a></span> is used as a discount rate? It is my understanding...23
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+1Salutation to cold email someone who looks very androgynous Hello All, I know this is not your typical post but I was just looking for some advice on how to best handle this situation. I was able to find an alumni of my school through a LGBT professionals group on Linkedin and was hoping to try reaching out via a cold email. However as the title...23
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+1Best place to take a phone interview or networking call while at work in NYC?I will soon be starting up the lateraling search process and was wondering some good spots that you guys have used in the past to take phone calls. From past experience, the stairwell and tight elevator hallways provide a loud echo and are terrible settings to take a call. What have you guys...22
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+1Are Masters Degrees and MBAs going to be mandatory 5-10 years down the line?It seems that the bar is getting higher in term of degrees and education. I see job listings for people working at the mall as sales associates making $13 an hour requiring a bachelors degree. Do you feel it is necessary to get a masters/MBA to secure a long-term career at this point in time?22
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+1iPhone 7 LeakedApparently the <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/08/03/apple-iphone7-leak-video/#22fc1f7c3b3c">"final chassis" of the iPhone 7 Plus has been leaked</a>, and some YouTuber put up a video documenting the physical changes. I'm pretty content...21
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+1BAML vs Credit Suisse IBDHi all! I have an offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position at both <span class='keyword_link'><a...21
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+16It's Time For A Maximum Voting AgeI thought it might be fun to start this new series of weekly posts with something not necessarily finance related, but something we're all sure to have some thoughts on. However you feel about the recent Brexit vote, one aspect of it really stood out: the disparity between older and...119
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+1List of REPE firms that hire from undergrad level?Hey Guys- Saw this topic being brought up in a recent post and thought it would be a good idea to create a thread for it. Recently just completed a Equity Research internship in NY at a major bank covering REITs and was looking into applying for a few large REPE firms as my senior year is...19
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+1Cold email interviewsSo I have been sending out emails to firms that interest me to higher ups. Just got one response back from a small firm (Hospitality) MD. He responded setting up a call. I'll ask him questions about his firm and such but any other advice for these? I gave him my resume as well in initial...19
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...182 months 1 week ago
+1What is compensation like on the debt side?I'm sure it can vary greatly, but anyone have some general figures? The CEL report focuses on the principal side, so I'm wondering what it is like if you are in commercial real estate lending.15
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+1Why do people rely on analysts' estimates although they're usually wrong?Three ways that investors might try to forecast current-year earnings: 1) Use analysts’ estimates 2) Assume results will approximate last year’s earnings 3) Calculate an average of the last several years’ worth of earnings. Of the three alternatives, <strong>analysts’...15
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+1FLDP Program Recruiting Timeline?I am looking to apply to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">fldps</a></span> this year and have not been able to find out when...12
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+1RE Modeling PracticeI have recently completed a few online RE Modeling classes in preparation for my departure from brokerage. The classes have been great but before I begin applying for job I want to be much more confident in my skill level. A buddy of mine sent me a modeling test he was asked to complete by a...11
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+1Slept with the niece of my boss after his wedding (new anonymous account). Met her at his wedding, we were both wasted, hormones did what hormones do. Took her to my hotel room and got going w/ some bad drunk sex. So bad in fact, she asked me to stop halfway through (how sad) and walk her to her hotel. Thanks for nothing? -Her during the...1119 hours 23 min ago
+1Where do you get M&A news from?Lately I've been using WSJ, Dealbook, Dealbreaker, and Yahoo finance. Anywhere else you guys think is a good resource?9
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+1Harambe and what we can do to Honor his LegacyCome on, guys. This is a forum with a PRIMATE motif, and I haven't seen ONE Harambe profile picture. We can do better. Here, I'll make it easier for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pictures+of+harambe8
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+1Data CenterHi everyone, We are looking at some data center deals, including both new developments and stabilized ones. I wonder if you have any resources/primer on investing in data center that you could share. If you have any experience with this type of assets, please share things that are unique or...7
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+1Daily dose of motivation: Michael Phelps.<strong>Michael Phelps first competed in the Olympic Games at 15 years old.</strong> In 2000, he became the youngest man ever to set a swimming world record. Now, if I try to list all the records he's set till date and all the history that he's created...well,...7
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+1Getting Staffed When You're NewFor those experienced consultants who have gone through this, what are your thoughts on going about the staffing process when you're a new hire? If you could share your experience with this I'm sure it would help a lot of incoming associates. 7
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+1Future of IB and Wall Street CareersI don't know how many of you guys are familiar with WallStreetPlayboys, but basically he's a WS guy who posts blogs for aspiring monkeys like ourselves. A few hours ago on twitter, he posted the following: "Feel bad for those guys still entering Wall Street for $$. The...7
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+1Buy/Hold/Sell, do you put your money where your mouth is? I was always interested in this field and had a question that I wanted to address to Analysts or people with knowledge in this domain, How many of your own Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations would you include in your personal portfolio aka IRA account? Are <span...6
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+1Bisnow CRE QuizWSO, Cool little quiz Bisnow put together on CRE, inspired by Wharton grads. https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/quiz-are-you-a-cre-pro-638526
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+3Is this right for me? Lost in placeHello. To be honest, I'm not too sure what I'm looking for here. I've had this conversation with many of my friends who are all over the place in life... finance, marketing, tech, sales, pizza delivery, rehab...you get the point. It usually ends with confusion on their part,...6
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+1Tips for a high schooler interested in investing?Im really interested in learning more about finance and investing. What are some things I can do to practice and just improve my skills over the years? Any book you reccomend picking up that shoudlnt be too hard for someone with not that much experience? I want to get into ib after college and...6
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+1BAN NANCY-HUBERTMods, can we get a ban on Nancy-Hubert, chief scumbag of Rentberry? Get your transparent product plugs outta here. Quit being a jagoff. 6
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+1Future Leaders in Finance - SRR Program Is anyone attending <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/stout-risius-ross" target="_blank">Stout Risius Ross</a></span>'s Future Leaders in Finance program on August 11? 5
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+1What Should I Focus On? Dear WSO, I'm an incoming freshman majoring in finance at a Non-target. My goal is to get a job on Wall Street, preferably in banking. Over the summer, I've been skimming through industry overviews, tech interview questions and valuations. Recently, I've been thinking that...5
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+1Millions of employed Americans would skip work to watch Olympic basketball. Are you one of them?USA basketball is likely to inspire more Americans to skip work than any other sport during the Olympic Games, according to a recent study. Better yet, 55 million Americans said they would watch an Olympic event live if it happened during working hours. Personally, I don't like...5
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+1URGENT Lunch QuestionI have lunch with an associate at a top <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...4
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+1Breaking into HF from a non-target?How much difficult is it to go from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB coverage to <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Math and CS at Stanford, Facebook SE Intern - What non-tech jobs can I get?So I'm rising senior in Comp Sci from a top school working at a top tech company. The first year all-in comp at this company is $170k (not counting signing + relo bonus and assuming stock stays the same). Perks are ridiculous, hours are extremely chill, and people are good at their work....4
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+1CFA Level 3 same time as Masters?Situation - Embarking on a 1 year MSc (Political Economy) at LSE this September, with 100% of the final grade coming from exams at the end of the academic year around May-June. - Passed <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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+1Evan McMullin, Wharton and GS Alum, Launches Anti-Trump Presidential BidEvan McMullin today launched an Anti-Trump conservative Republican bid. His resume is stacked, between Chief Policy Director, Banker at GS, and the CIA, but he's definitely a relative unknown. [quote]Chief Policy Director U.S. House of Representatives | Republican Conference January...3
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+1Morgan Stanley TMT - Cover Letter ReviewDeleted, got all the information needed and sent my application so let's hope for the best. 3
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+1madnessYou Americans are blody fools, if you only knew how weak Europe is, you should be much less optimistic !3
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+3Where to buy suits Bros, Every man knows that a suit should fit on a man like a form-fitting latex glove. Just like the one on that doctor's hand who gave you a colonoscopy last month. Suits can be expensive. Yes, I do have a few throw-away Brioni's that I take out east every weekend but there is...3
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+1WSO Flash Quiz #1 - Win Free Access to WSO's Job Board or Video Library Hey all, we're starting up a new weekly quiz where you can win access to our job board or video library. First person to get all four answers correct wins the access! Contest ends this Friday 8/19 11:59pm et. Winner will be alerted via PM by Monday and has the choice of access to 1 month of...2
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+1Middle to Front Office Move for Recent Grad?Just landed a job working at a large private bank in NYC, title is operations and compliance. I am a recent grad who's only financial experience is within a student managed fund my senior year. What can I do to try and move to a more analytical role within this bank, or another. ...2
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+1From 0 Knowledge to Getting Absorbed Into my M&A FirmLike a typical millennial, coming out of college I had perhaps a whole bunch of good junk I could throw into my resume, but no real life direction. It was literally a mosaic of random projects I've taken up, an internship in an advertising and PR company and one in the music industry. I had...1
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+12017 Sophomore Summer ProgramsHey Guys, I'm a rising sophomore and just started browsing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s for their Sophomore Summer Analyst programs. So...1
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+1Summer 2016 Football (Soccer) TransfersSo, let's talk about our two passions combined, football and finance. I'll start with the big transfers so far but you can feel free to comment on those you find interesting or rumours for potential new ones. Let's start with the most expensive so far,...1
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+1Career path to HF PM --> non target?Hi monkeys, Currently a rising sophomore at a top 50 non target in the South. Doing an IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> spot at a small boutique this...1
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+1The Key To Success: Being Ultra RichBrowsing around Poets & Quants today I found an old<a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2013/09/10/scenes-from-harvards-super-rich-mbas/"> interesting article about HBS's super elite</a>; in this case, the author focuses on Mikey Hess, grandson of the founder of Hess...1
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+1All Hell’s Breaking Loose on GoldmanLike shitty earnings report wasn’t bad enough… The Fed reports new accusations of misuse of confidential information by a Goldman employee, and the fine this time is very hefty at $36.3 million. [quote]<span class='keyword_link'><a...03 weeks 2 days ago
+1S&T interview questions you've received Hey guys, recruitment is here. We should list out any questions we have been asked in S&T interviews so we can help prepare each other. 03 weeks 1 day ago
+1[ISSUE 62] - Interesting Things...<a href="https://twitter.com/gselevator">@GSElevator" </a> – #1: [At the gym] What machine should I use to impress the girls? #2: The ATM. <strong>1. Quote Of The Week</strong> / <strong>2. Unlock The Philippines Potential To Boost...03 weeks 14 hours ago
+1TheStory - Breaking Indelete please01 week 6 days ago
+1Best Scene from the GamblerIt's Friday and I feel like telling my boss F-You... Maybe I'll shit on his desk today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=013rp5Z-5x001 week 1 day ago
+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...374 months 4 weeks ago
+1Inefficient Markets, Seth Klarnan, Liar's Poker and ShortingOne of my favourite quotes from Liar's Poker was "you have to be smart to get rich <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> bonds, but you have to be fucking...19
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+1Best Strip Clubs in Manhattan?Noticed you guys only post bs shit like "best brunch spots in Midtown" so I figured I'd make a thread that is more relevant than halal guys. Going to be in NY this weekend so let me know what are the best strip clubs in town are. @DickFuld" any suggestions?8
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0Ross MBA InsightI'm currently a first year IB analyst in Chicago. I'm strongly considering pursing an MBA in the next 2-3 years. I anticipate applying to Booth/Kellogg and am also considering Ross. My grandfather taught medicine at UofM and I've been a lifelong UofM sports fan. Are there...2
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+1Just had video interview with Goldman Sachs, how long wait?I just had a recorded video interview (1st round?) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> for a Compliance, Internal Audit, or Finance division...01 week 5 days ago
+1What Perks Do You Guys Get in your IBD Jobs?I'm finishing up my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> stint in <span class='keyword_link'><a...79
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+2Quit BO role before I hit the desk to pursue FO role?3 weeks into my training at one of the top 5 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and I already want to quit. I am already looked down upon as the...44
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0The worst Hedge Fund Manager/Investor?Some of today’s Hedge Fund Managers are so bad they shouldn’t even be handed a demo account. Bill “the destroyer of capital” Ackman, is down more than half a Billion $ since Brexit only, One of his notable achievements recently is holding the worst performing stocks, including a...36
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0studying abroad junior year I attend a target school and would love to study abroad fall semester of junior year, is this a good idea?25
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+2Are people at megafunds inherently elitist ASSHOLES?Currently go to top 20 MBA program and cold-emailed someone at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span>. I have a distinct connection outside of school (think sports rivals,...11
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0Confused with career decision- Help Please!!!I’m currently an engineer in the aerospace division of a F50 company. I’ve been in our engineering rotation program for about 2 years now and almost at the tail end of my rotation which means I’ll have to pick a permanent group for the next few years. Throughout my rotations I’ve...8
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0I haven't networked-am I in trouble?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 derivs <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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0Observations of a 19 year old on human dealings...what am I missing?I think I'll just kills myself actually..............................................................7
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0Will my 3.4 GPA destroy my way to banking?Hi. I’m a graduate student from a target business school. I’m going to find a fulltime <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> job but worried my...6
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0Lied on RésuméHey, so I did something really stupid and lied on my resume. It was for a highly competitive position that I really wanted, so I doctored my transcript before sending it in. Because of this, I feel terrible. I wish I hadn't done something so dishonest, but it is what it is. Originally, I...6
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0Hedge Fund vs. Investment Sales (HFF)I'm trying to decide between a possible internship with HFF vs a job working for a Hedge Fund (~600MM) that specializes primarily in lending (private money, bridge, a-paper, etc.). I wanted to ask if any of you have opinions on advantages and disadvantages of these two very different career...6
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0Phone Interview LengthHow long are successful phone interviews usually suppose to be? I've never had one go for longer than 20 minutes, and some when done by HR are usually very quick and ask my availability for in person interviews. I recently had one and it was about 22 minutes with the recruiter for the firm,...5
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+1How do you get into IB from a semi-target?Hey Guys, I just graduated in 3 years from UPhoenix with a triple major in math, physics and computer science and a 3.91 GPA. I've interned at a top bank the last 3 summers in their telling department but I am very interested in investment banking and am having some trouble breaking in...5
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0Wharton ED vs Stanford EAHello fellow monkeys, I am a high school senior trying to decide whether to apply to Wharton ED or Stanford SCEA. Currently I have started two companies in high school and am looking to get FDA approval for a medical device that I have created (might take a while). I have one issued and two...3
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0Rounded up my GPALets say I have a 3.43 GPA, and I put 3.5 on my resume. I know that this doesn't technically round up to a 3.5, but I know a lot of banks have that as a cutoff. Will this be grounds to get fired or getting my offer rescinded if they check my transcript?3
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0Currently in a pickle. Could use some help!Long story short, I've interviewed at a boutique firm for an internship and the MD loved me. Gave me a 'verbal offer' and basically said "I'll do everything I can to make sure you get this". So naturally I was happy and considered it sealed. I sent him a thank...3
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+1Swole15's Guide to Getting YokedStrap in, it's about to get weird. You might be thinking to yourself, swole15, what makes you qualified to tell others how to exercise? Calm your tits string bean, I'm about to tell you. Born large and fast, dominated HS football, signed a letter of intent to play linebacker at a...3
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0When Are Transcripts Asked ForJust wondering when transcripts are asked for by BBs. I currently have a 3.4 but will certainly have a 3.5 by the end of fall semester. Is it worth the gamble to list my GPA as 3.5 on my resume? Or will they ask for a transcript before December?2
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0Alternative Investment (MS) Opporunity -- Take Over Back Office?First Thread! Current Summer intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance. I just came back from a meeting with an MD who straight up told me I can get a job in his...2
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0Missed Informational Interview with MDI went out to breakfast this morning close to my house and was rear ended by another driver. I had a call set up for 10 min after the hit and I was pretty close to my house. The other driver was very adamant about not sharing his insurance due to his driving history so it took forever. The whole...2
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0Best master finance starting in januaryHi, i wondered which master in finance with january intake has the best ranking? Or is there any at all?2
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0The rise (and fall) of hedge funds?Hi guys, I came across an interesting article yesterday in the WSJ talking about hedge funds starting to make their way from the original fundamental strategies over towards quantitative, algorithmic <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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0Networking Opportunities in NYCAnyone know of possible networking opportunities in NYC? Any field of finance Asking for a friend... ;-)2
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0How to apply my background in a financial settingOn paper, I'm a recent grad with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in Mechanical Engineering from a respected institution; good GPA & many...1
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0IB as an international student?How difficult is it to break into IB as an international student from a target school (think Duke, Amherst, brown)? 1
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0Why do companies still ask for cover letters?I'm sure we all know that <a href="url">recruiters don't ever look at cover letters</a>. To be frank, they are just too standard and boring, offering little insight about the candidates. Why then, do some companies still ask for cover letters in their application?1
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0Don Draper Guide To Investment BankingFellow monkeys, I just had to share this don-draper-guide-investment-banking because 1. Don <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3ho2nmo" target="_blank">Draper</a></span> is awesome 2. This is useful 3. Don...1
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0Sophomore Minority at Target SchoolI'm currently a rising sophomore and a minority at a target school. I have a 3.6 and plan on applying to a lot of the minority programs available for sophomores for <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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0If you could have any job, what would it be?I guess the point of this post is more philosophical rather than just "list your actual dream job." I'd like to hear how you guys weigh the pros and cons when you are choosing what career you wanted to pursue Before we start I want to keep this realistic so pretend like you...03 weeks 3 days ago
0How big is AM/Super in Australia?How big is Super (pensions) and AM in Australia? If so is it big enough to get a job in S/AM straight out of university? 02 weeks 2 days ago
0Best Masters in Finance for Investment BankingHey everybody! I was wondering which Masters in Finance have the best track to a career in IB. I'm a recent grad from a top-tier LAC, 3.3 undergrad GPA (played a varsity sport and double majored). I don't have a finance or quant background, although I did the Tuck Bridge Program last...01 week 5 days ago
0Rutgers MFINA any good? I've applied to the Rutgers Business School Masters in Financial Analysis Program, and have been wondering if it is any good in placing students in investment management jobs. I have an ok <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 week 4 days ago
0Non-Target BB IB Networking EventHey guys, I'll be attending a networking event at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB in the next few days, and the event is for our school only...01 week 4 days ago
0My Random List of Interview InsightsI thought this seemed like a good time to post this since I'm pretty fucking hungover and will be resigning to attend law school (I know I'm nuts). Our AM firm is going through the recruiting motions right now, and I was a little shocked at what goes on behind the curtain. My head...06 days 19 hours ago
0Shoes for first year analyst IBHi, I was wondering what style of shoes are acceptable for a first year analyst up till associate. Im currently finishing up college and own mostly driving loafers and boots that i used through out college etc. What would be appropriate?26
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0PJT Advisory PlacementAnyone have word on how well the 1st PJT (not <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span> legacy) class placed? Heard good things but yet to see any tangible results 12
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+5How to NOT send cold emailsGot forwarded the below from another analyst. Email has already made it through a bunch of BBs and MMs. Picture was originally embedded in the email body lol. ----------------------------------- Sorry to borrow 2 minutes from you Good morning [xxx], I'm [xxx], a senior student...108
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0How to make this Friday betterSo last night I perfected a hat trick by sleeping with three different girls in three consecutive nights. This morning I wake up to my surprise to see the girl from last night in my bed... Why didn't she take an uber home? Do women have no decency nowadays? So I parlayed a night of sex into...7
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+3interview tips for someone who was kicked out of their frat for hazing too muchHey guys, long time lurker first time poster. I wanted to ask you guys your opinion on whether or not I should bring up during my interview that I was kicked out of my fraternity for hazing pledges too much. I mean, in my defense there isn't really a guideline to what TOO MUCH is, but I...6
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0Becoming a portfolio manager- Where do i start?Hi everyone! I'm just in the beginning stages of really taking action on this journey of becoming a portfolio manager- not right out of college, but wanting to take the right steps that will get me there 20-30 years down the road. I find it vastly interesting to research companies, look for...6
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+2Summer Analyst Reflection1
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0What finance job should I get?I'm about to enter college and would like to have a finance job that doesn't nee much maths, is more focused on stock analysis than on making deals, and from which I can enter the buyside. Info and pay and hours would be appreciated.01 week 5 days ago
+5The Ivy Lie?I paid dearly for an American Ivy League education and now make shit money in a foreign country. I thought I would be able to stay in the US to get some work but for average GPA internationals it seems that that is almost impossible, especially given the economy. And then I see the people...90
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+1How to lie without getting caught?Okay, so this is not exactly about lying. Here's my situation: I wanted to go to an event at a Canada-based MM, but didn't send my resume in time to RSVP for the event. One of my friends went, got a business card from an MD and gave it to me because he is an international student...23
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0Negotiating salary for FT return offer?Given the current market, it is already very fortunate to get a return offer as a SA but would it be frowned upon to negotiate a signing bonus or your base pay?22
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0According to options traders, stock markets are going to get really interesting very soon.There has been talk of Wall Street headding towards another crisis, with murmurs here and there talkng about bubbles similar to the dot coms and the <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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0Do you guys run businesses on the side on top of HF role?I've heard a fair few stories of Hedgies having start up businesses on the side whilst working. Do you guys run any businesses on the side or know anyone who does? If so what type of business is it?4
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0MSF / Specialized Masters Class of 2017 Q&A While I have time, I'd like to share my opinions or relevant facts about MSF, or MSc Finance program in the U.S. I also have friends who were in MAcc, MSc Marketing, and hopefully I can share whatever I can find. I was in a top (not MIT) MSF program. I'm grateful of my MSF, but now...2
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0BGC Partners Limited Tokyo: REAL ESTATEBGC entered the commercial real estate industry in 2011 with the acquisition of Newmark Knight Frank. In April 2012 it acquired assets of Grubb & Ellis Company and formed the industry powerhouse Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). NGKF is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate...02 days 19 hours ago
+1What are people's reaction when you tell them you work in a Hedge Fund?When ever someone asks me what I want to do after a school I reply with working in a Hedge Fund. I get about 3 responses a. What the fuck is a Hedge Fund? - I then tell them and they look at me like I'm some sicko and say how boring b. Your a money hungry bastard! I wanna hear...54
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+5Why are all the interns in my group so awkward?! Ok not ALL, but the majority. Too much time studying and not enough time being "socialized". Blame their parents? Some minor examples: -EXTREMELY shy (though smart) & when some do talk, lately it's fucking Pokemon talk, "no, i dont have a fucking favorite...52
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0Would you date a girl exclusively for her parents connections?Or maybe I should just ask how many of you would. Some details about her parents, think about 20+ years careers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...10
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0Chances at Solid Junior Year IBD InternshipRising junior heading into SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> recruiting in fall. I understand it's a cluster fuck when it comes to...7
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0Picking an OfferHey guys, I've just gotten 2 offers, unfortunately, neither are from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>. I have to choose between Lehman Brothers <span...2
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0Are Investment Bankers even that rich?I have heard that they are cutting bonuses big leauge? The cost of living in NYC has gone up very high! I am now chosing the division I will be going into and I want to know if I can get rich in investment banking? I am willing to work a 110 hours a week if it means I could clear $1M a year. Is...29
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