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+58Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are...45
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+57Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...61
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+54How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...22
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+65Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...130
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+53In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...43
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+46A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...37
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+43Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...9
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+35WSO 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...935 months 3 weeks ago
+33In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...78
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+32Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...48
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+31Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...15
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+29How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...104
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+30FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...10
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+25Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...45
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+25Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey WSO, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to Consulting, as many previous posts have been for me. To...26
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+16Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...888
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+23Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...48
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+23How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on WSO reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much time for grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and bringing a...26
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+25America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...58
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+20AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment FundI have been reading WSO for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I was getting myself in to, so hopefully I can provide some...32
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+19Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...27
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+20Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...23
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+19USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...58
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+20Non-Target to MM IB: My AdviceAlthough I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a day, hopefully I...6
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+16The Intellectual Yet IdiotMust read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): [quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...76
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+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the MBA programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's FT MBA program. Hopefully this will be helpful for anyone considering coming...7
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+12Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street? Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...181
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+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...17
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+13Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...14
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+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to this feeling, so here are my thoughts on...13
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+13Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I...11
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+12What are your goals for 2017?Mornin' Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...108
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+11What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...93
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+11What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...25
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+12AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right, Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored. Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a <span...70
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+12TRUMP TAX PLANLeave it to Trump to come up with something really simple. Simple is good! Not that a lot of brackets have ever been a challenge in calculating tax, but we’re going to be going from seven to three. Here is the tax plan, in a nutshell (I hate that phrase): 3 brackets: Less than $75K:...63
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+10AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: MSF, ~2years MM <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> There seems to be a dearth of information about FoF on this site, so happy to...57
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+10The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on WSO wanted to improve their game and figured I could help in some sort of way. <h3>Off The tee</h3> In general I think making good contact is better than swinging out of your shoes. A general tip is that if you can't finish the swing in balance you...46
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+10Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine. 1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...25
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+10How To Admit Your Great Job Isn't Your Dream JobWhat’s the difference between a good life and a good job? It might seem like a silly question. To a lot of people, having a good job is a big part of having a good life. But to the millions of people with good jobs who are still unhappy, the distinction is critically important. We define...5
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+9Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright WSO, wanted to see what the collective minds here thought. I spend most of my day digesting stock specific or economic data, so I must admit I'm under-educated in political, particularly foreign policy matters. My family had a discussion over Thanksgiving about the pros and cons...51
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+12Why Canadians get an MBA AND the CFA*tl;dr: Canadians have a special reason to do the CFA. And this is why you should or shouldn't do it.* I know people often debate the pros and cons of an MBA vs. the CFA. As Toronto is the CFA capital of the world, I thought I'd answer this questions from a more uniquely Canadian...19
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+15How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates. I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...13
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+8What Shows do you watch?I know that this topic has been posted on before; but, due to things constantly changing, I figured it would be good to ask again. With the semester about to end, I'm going to have some free time to watch some more shows and wanted to see what shows bankers watch. I already watch Suits, but...101
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+8If nothing else mattered, what would you do?Don't get me wrong. I love my job and what I do. I have always been curious to find out what people would pursue if money were not an object and relationships did not tie you to a specific region. What occupation would you pursue if you were not constrained by your future/ money/...85
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+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218 Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...82
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+8What Do You Tell People You Do?So.... I'm kind of getting sick of explaining to friends and family that I'm not a realtor. Plus even when I do try to explain the concept of being a real estate investment analyst at a family office, it just kind of flies over everyone's head and they still assume that I'm a...65
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+8AMA- Big 4 Audit to MM IBHi all, Recently moved from Big 4 Audit to a top MM IB (Blair, Jeff, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span...53
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+8AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside M&A team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals. I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. 41
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+8Any hip hop fans out there?Since J. Cole's album drop date got leaked a couple of days ago (December 9th), I wanted to promote one of my favorite current generation rappers. But I also wanted to open up a discussion about greatest albums, artists, and moments in hip hop. A lot of discussions I've had about hip...139
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+7Why isn't Wall Street attractive for millennials? Fellow monkeys, was reading this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/can-banks-make-wall-street-sexy-again-for-millennials">article</a> on Bloomberg which mentioned that Industry bodies are trying to push banks to offer student debt programmes and...64
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+7Most beautiful natural sight you have seen?Its holiday season now and I just thought it would be good to just share among the forum the most beautiful natural sight you have seen so far on your travels. Without a doubt, mine has to be the Great Ocean Road down in Melbourne, Australia. With the country being in the southern hemisphere...51
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+7ChristmasOK guys (and girls), looking for some help with ideas for Christmas gifts. I like the holidays, but hate thinking up stuff I want. I'm in my 30s and moderately successful, so if there's anything under $100 I want I generally just buy it for myself. That being said, there are a...50
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+7What are Your Favorite Tabletop/Board Games?I ask this because I just found Secret Hitler and I'm having an absolute blast playing this game with my friends. Here are some other ones that always make for a good time with family and friends: * Coup: 5 players or less. Great game, each one lasts roughly 15 min. This is the absolute...29
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+7Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Timeline (each number represents a semester): 1. End of Freshman year 2.8 GPA, and working at Dunkin' Donuts. Was focused on getting laid, going to parties, and being seen as cool. - 2. Beginning of Sophomore year I got my first girlfriend and did an extra credit assignment to read...16
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+7Places where salaries are high but the cost of living is low?Does anyone know any cities where salaries are high and the cost of living is low for a life style quality that some may consider being average to high?110
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+6Anyone shoot? (Firearms)I have a Glock 34, all stock - which was my first firearm purchase. I have recently gotten into the action stage shooting thing and having some fun. Not entering any competitions, but I go with other guys that shoot USPSA and IDPA. I usually go shoot the courses for practice on Saturdays before...76
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+6GS -> YouTube -> top hedge fundImpressive or nah? [quote]Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn’t eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she’s just turned up at Winton Capital...70
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+6Do you ever feel resentment?Numerous times I've made it through numerous rounds of interviews to be shut out in the end. In the current process, I've had three phone interviews and they flew me in to meet the team one morning. Got a very positive phone call about three weeks ago saying the team thought I was the...67
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+6Offer rates at each firm - Please reviewHey all, Thought it might be helpful to compile a list of the offer rates for IB SA conversion into FT. I know many of you are still making your decisions, and this may be helpful to you (as one aspect, consider the banks and your professional goals in a holistic sense). Also, anyone feel...39
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+6What was your experience like after graduation?Just curious... For you older monkeys out there, what were your experiences like after graduation? There's so many routes beyond the conventional "find a job". What I heard from some people networking: * Take time off to pursue an MBA * Take a couple months off to...34
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+6Dave Chappelle's monologue on President-elect Donald TrumpI saw [this](https://youtu.be/--IS0XiNdpk?t=8m50s) yesterday. [quote]You know, before I go, I do want to say one thing, and this is not a joke. But I think it’s important that I say this, ’cause they’re marching up the street right now as we speak.[/quote] [quote]I’m wishing Donald...22
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+8A McKinsey grads eight tips for success at workOne of my biggest pet peeves is people giving bad career advice. It drives me nuts when I see worn-out cliches like this being passed on to ambitious young professionals. ![The only place where success comes before work in the dictionary.][The only place where success comes before work in...9
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+8 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneurWhen I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm <span...9
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+6Clinton/Trump Election Prediction ThreadI don't care who you WANT to win, I only care who you think will win and with what degree of confidence you have in your prediction. All responses should say: Name % probability of winning <em>Mod note (Andy):</em>: More election "fun" here:...90
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+6Jill Stein files for a recount of votesSource:[Jill Stein files for a Recount](http://www.nbc26.com/news/jill-stein-raises-48-million-for-recount-in-wisconsin-and-other-battleground-states) [quote]Jill Stein, who ran for president as the Green Party candidate, is seeking a recount of the votes in the battleground states of...86
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+6Do protein shakes actually help you?The first thing I do after a workout is make myself a protein shake; I'm sure many other avid fitness lovers do the same. However, this may not be the best thing to do. According to Business Insider and CytoSport, there is a healthier option: [quote] The particular smoothie ... includes 6...79
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+5How will the results of the election affect Wall Street and the overall economy?Title says it all, i'm very curious to hear people's thoughts. How will the Trump presidency affect the markets / Wall Street? 48
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+5How to Fit in a Workout when You Work from 9 AM to Midnight?I have been working full time in banking for a few months now. It's been great so far - a little overwhelming and demanding at times, but great overall. I have been trying to keep up with my workout routines and attend gym at least twice a week. On nights when I leave at 7:30 / 8 pm, I can...39
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+5Is Facebook the Devil?I'm sitting here chuckling because of course the title is in jest, but Facebook has been having a rough go of it lately. Not financially, mind you, where they've been absolutely killing it. I'm talking about in the media and political sphere, where roughly half the country (well,...35
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+6Exit Ops and PESeems like everyone nowadays is out for the best possible exit ops into PE, not giving a sh*t about anything else. To everyone who was has been around for longer (08' and before), was it always like this?29
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+5Sales: The Intangible We Discuss Too LittleThe ability to sell is an important ability and I think <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/what-best-salespeople-do-to-close-more-deals-2016-11/#sales-has-become-more-important-across-all-companies-over-the-past-five-years-1">this BusinessInsider article</a> summed it...28
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+5WSO 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...243 months 1 week ago
+5Trump, NAFTA, TN Visas, Canadians (And Americans)In the light of a surprising victory by Trump, groups of people are recalibrating and doing the math on what it means for them personally. I thought it might be helpful for some for a quick recap on Trump's view on NAFTA and specifically how it affects Canadians in (or looking to come...17
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+9Is Your Company Party As Awesome As I Am?I just got the invite for this year's company party. Linda sent it via Paperless Post. This isn't an advertisement because I hate that shit. What the fuck ever happened to good old paper? Is it not enough that we've got a damn solar panel where the helipad used to be? Fuck the...4
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+4The Official 'Albums to listen to before you die' threadStealing from Will Hunting and actually hoping to fill any gaps in my music knowledge, I was wondering what you guys considered to be some of the best albums ever. I listen to a variety of music so I got: The Cure - Disintegration Kanye West - Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Gayngs -...195
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+8What places do you visit for credible news?I stopped watching CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, et al because of the outright misinterpretation of facts (e.g., the fake news controversy). I usually shut off the TV if these channels start talking about subjects other than market info or feel-good stories. This doesn't mean I choose to remain...92
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+4Football season is starting to get REALLY goodIt's that time of year, things are just starting to get <em>really</em> good... + obviously helps that I have two teams in the race :-) <h4>College:</h4> When the rankings come out I'm assuming it can't be anything ese but 1. Alabama, 2. Ohio St, 3....57
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+5What are your favorite quotes?There's so much out there in terms of famous sayings. A few words encapsulate a range of emotions and feelings that we can relate to in the current moment. Quotes are a way of time travel in that years after they are said, we still read and reflect upon the shared experiences, humor, and...50
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+4Favorite Stand-up ComediansEveryone has their own strategy for getting through the tough nights when the light at the end of tunnel is hard to see. I have found that a quick 10 minutes of stand-up comedy on Spotify can completely change my grindability levels when the workload is pressing. You do not lose much...49
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+5What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker? Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? 47
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+4What phone are you using?Hey Guys, I was browsing the web and came across [this site](http://gearpatrol.com/2016/12/05/best-smartphones-of-2016/) listing the best phones of the year. I'm due for a upgrade soon so I was wondering, what smartphone are you using and...would you recommend it? 45
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+4Financial & 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...443 months 5 days ago
+4All I want for Christmas is...For all of you monkeys out there, both naughty and nice, what do you have your eye on this holiday season? 44
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+4How will Trump's presidency impact Real Estate?Donald Trump has become the first billionaire ever to be elected President in the history of the US. A real estate billionaire is about to run this country and what does that mean for us in CRE? Markets are speculating on a fiscal stimulus, expecting Trump to spend billions on building new...43
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+4Fidel Castro dead at 90. What's next for Cuba?Fidel Castro...has died [at] age 90. Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television in Havana early on Saturday. [quote]Critics say Castro drove the country into economic ruin, denied basic freedoms to 11 million Cubans at home and...40
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+4Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how youre experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...40
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+42016 Real estate compensation survey for USAFor retail, office/industrial and residential: http://celassociates.com/prime/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/CELAssociatesInc.NationalRECompensationSurveyResults.pdf Don't know if it was posted before here (search here is trash).27
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+4What is a "safe space"? I keep hearing about them but haven't actually witnessed this in person (I dont live in the US). Can someone give an example? Best description of one gets showered with SB's, make me laugh WSO :-) ps yes i could google it / ask my friends, but you guys are entertaining 26
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+4$1mm isn't what it used to beSaw this on [ZeroHedge.com](http://www.zerohedge.com/): [quote]Being a millionaire is overrated, according to Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins. The term itself has quite a few connotations, including many that have been ingrained in us since we were children. Becoming a...23
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+4Breaking Into Commercial Real EstateI want this forum topic to be more motivational than anything........ Back in mid 2015 when I was at a crossroads in my career so I decided to embark on the journey of finding my place in Commercial Real Estate. I had a mentor growing up (and still to this day) who was very successful in the...16
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+4Socialism Doesn't Work<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuelas-currency-hyper-inflation-oil-crisis-devalued-shop-keepers-weigh-notes-a7443596.html">At least in Venezuela it doesn't. </a> [quote]Some shopkeepers have reportedly taken to weighing rather than...14
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+4Offer decision adviceHi, long time lurker from the UK, created this account for advice. I'm from a top target in the UK and currently have SA offers from PJT / EVR and <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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+4Safety Pin: The Latest TrendI wasn't aware of the safety pin movement until just recently when we had a discussion in class about it. Here's a good summary of the symbol, <a href="http://www.snopes.com/2016/11/14/safety-pin-solidarity/ ">courtesy of Snopes</a>: [quote]As stories of...11
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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...31 month 3 weeks ago
+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ([email protected]) to get an...82
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+4Do you own a supercar? Hi there, Coming from Singapore where cars are priced incredibly high, where even a [Toyota Corolla costs about 130k+](https://sg.news.yahoo.com/global-price-comparison-toyota-corolla-171720950.html). I was wondering what kind of rides you guys are driving? Does the average investment...67
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+3Smart women?Obviously you don't want to be dating someone who isn't smart as it would be a lot harder for you to relate to (I'm taking the assumption all of are somewhat intelligent) and they would most likely have an average job. What do you think about dating a female that is smarter then...59
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+3Moving From Canada to Philly...Any Advice?Hi Everyone! I am living in Canada but will be moving to Philadelphia early 2017. Wanted to reach out to Philly natives for some advice: 1) Was considering renting a place in University City....sticking within easy/short commute to UPenn. Keep getting mixed advice about how far into...57
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+4How did Obama do?I've seen so many conflicting viewpoints on Obama in the past 8 years. I know there are so many factors to consider that make it hard to judge his terms, but let's try. WSO, with some reasoning to back your position, how did Obama do? I'll kickstart the discussion with what...56
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+3DB Achieve 2017 Did anything else get the email from Deutsche to fill out the pre-interview survey today? Anybody know what the timeline will look like?43
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+3What are helpful tips for office parties?With the holidays approaching, office parties are becoming increasingly prevalent. CNBC states that last year, almost two-thirds of organizations held an end-of-year holiday party open to all employees. This means that you could be finding an invitation to an office party very soon. But,...39
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+3Can Apple Glasses Revitalize the Company?Apple was once a pioneer of their industry. Steve Jobs was a genius and it showed in his work. Whether it's Steve Cook's fault or not, Apple products of late undoubtedly lack the innovation the company once showed. <a...31
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+3What do you eat for lunch?Saw this <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-find-a-meal-delivery-service">post</a> , and was wondering if you guys had a go to meal for lunch when you are working. For me: A sandwich (half turkey and half ham, cheddar cheese).30
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+3Have you ever dealt with a bad mentor?Glassdoor Via Chronus study: <em>Why Corporate Mentoring? Five Benefits of a Workplace Mentoring Program</em> [quote] Successful companies large and small use mentoring to tackle complex human resource challenges such as increasing employee retention and improving workforce...25
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+3How do you guys stay sane when searching for new job?when you are miserable at your current one? man, I can't think of anything more frustrating (besides maybe not having a job) then looking for a new one when you absolutely hate you're current one. Such a drawn out process between interviews. Taking days off, constantly checking...25
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+3Is Jose Mourinho Past it?The once energetic Mourinho has in recent days, looked laboured and tired. Instead of a man excluding confidence, he looks like someone who is battle weary. Ever since his second stint at Chelsea ended, he has never looked like he getting back to the top of the game. Gone is his aura these...23
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+3BlackRock FMA Super Day?Hi. I was wondering if any of you have had <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> FMA <span class='keyword_link'><a...22
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+3Falling Rents - Time to Run for the Hills?For all of the multifamily monkeys out there, what's your outlook on the rental rates in major markets? I've been reading more and more gloomy reports on free-falling effective (and even asking) rents in all of the major markets, particularly SF and NYC. The supply of outrageously...21
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+3Competitiveness To MSF Program With No Work ExperienceHey everyone, I'm Sean and I am new to this forum. I would love some input on my potential competitiveness applying to MSF programs as I feel my background is not typical for MSF programs. Undergrad: University of Florida Major: Food and Resource Economics Minor: Business Admin. GRE:...21
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+3Harry Potter and Star Wars Movies in TheatersIf you didn't know, the latest book/movie in the Harry Potter universe is already in theaters. It's doing pretty well in terms of ratings, probably worth seeing if you're a Harry Potter fan. Star Wars: Rogue One releases Dec 16 <a...20
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+3What should I do for the next two years before HBS 2+2?Hey everyone, long time reader, first time poster. Let me start by saying I understand that I am lucky to have the dilemma I currently have. Anyways, on to the question. I was admitted to HBS 2+2 last year around the time I graduated from state school with a chemical engineering degree. For...19
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+3What will you be buying on Black Friday?Or Cyber Monday, for the savvy shopper. I'm looking to invest in my first ever suit, <a href="http://dealnews.com/black-friday/c720/Suit/">here are some solid bargains for my fellow college students.</a> Any solid deals you guys wanna share with the rest of us?17
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+3Alternative Lenders & the End of Risk Taking for Banks - Opportunity or Risk?Many of you may not know it's conference season, where guys like me get flown to exotic places listening to firms this forum salivates over (<span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+5Is it time to short big corporate media?with that denomination I'm referring to Newscorp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS and GE, which control approximately 90% of the US media. Why? Well, because other than Hillary, they were the big losers of the recent election. In general their audience has been declining for a while,...16
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+3Yes or No to Amazon Go?So <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> announced the concept for their new physical grocery stores which are expected to open up early next year. They are...15
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+4Is a cashless society possible?Hey guys, I'm pretty sure most of you guys have heard of India's Ban [on 500 and 1000 rupee notes](http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-currency-bank-notes-denomination-500-1000-rupees-tax-evasion-corruption-narendra-modi-a7405021.html) to fight corruption and fraud,...14
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+3Future of Wall StreetHey Guys, Interesting post from WallStreetPlayboys here on the future of wall street. As many of you are going through junior year SA recruitment, I think we've come to realize that the "mood" has changed quite a bit. The Future of Wall Street For those that are in the...12
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+3Does anyone know of any sources online to learn more math/statistics?Hey Everyone, I'm not the greatest at math and would really like to get better at it. I'm looking for any online resources to study it over winter break. I'd prefer free resources, but would like to hear everyone's opinions. It would be great if there were resources...9
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+3Hockey on Wall StreetAre there any people out there who play ice hockey and either work or are pursuing a career in finance? If so what are some good places to play in your city? Is there enough time with your work hours to play on a team? What tends to be the overall skill level of the groups you play with?...7
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+3Kodi: A Free Upgrade to Netflix<strong>Kodi is a media platform you can use on your smartphone, TV, or computer to stream pretty much any movie/tv show your heart desires.</strong> Below is a brief guide to installing this beauty. First things first, <a...6
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+3WSO Happy Hour: Wed 11/16, 7pm @5th and Mad: The Post-Election Edition!You know when you have one of those nights out where aggressive drinking is the norm rather than the exception it hopefully is? As the first WSO Happy Hour after this election is mercifully over, I think this should be one of those nights. The kind of night where as a nation, we wake up in a...2
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+3Wells Fargo – Do You Abandon Ship?I came across this article on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> yesterday in at least several news sites on <a...2
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1 week 6 days ago
+3Why You Should Never Quit Goldman SachsAfter this article I wrote [about quitting Goldman Sachs](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/) took off, I got a lot of attention. Former colleagues and others wrote me wanting to know more, yet there was also some confusion about what I stand for. My...1
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+2How Many Cups of Coffee Do You Survive On Daily?We all need our daily caffeine fix, however, some of us consume more coffee than the others and I was wondering what is your go to amount to keep you vibrant and bustling through the day. Was reading this article on how many cups of coffee a day is ideal before it becomes over excessive. The...55
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2 weeks 10 hours ago
+2Oil vs Nat Gas TradingI was recently offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at an oil major at a certain location, my home town, in their natural gas <span...39
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+2Trump to leave his business empireFrom[ Business Insider](http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-leaving-business-in-total-2016-11) [quote] President-elect Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning that he would leave his business "in total" to avoid conflict of interests and "fully focus on...36
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+2Feel Like I Got Conned - Small No-Name BoutiqueHi everyone, So I'm specifically looking for input/feedback here from people who work at "no-name" small boutiques. When I say no-name, I'm referring to firms with less than 10-12 people, MDs do not come from <span class='keyword_link'><a...36
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Getting a CHey Guys would really appreciate some insight as I am having some difficulty making a decision. I am currently at a mid-level target school (think Cornell, Emory, Berkley) and have one class giving me incredible difficulty. I have a straight 4.0 and I actually might get a D in a class I am...36
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2What are you watching on HBO now?Looking for some suggestions after Westworld has come to the season end. I'm looking forward to Big Little Lies, which looks pretty interesting. I also have Netflix, but find myself generally liking HBO shows more. Suggestions? Edit: I also am a sucker for crude humor. I seem to...35
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+2Where are Europe's highest consulting salaries? I will be attending a top European MBA program in September and am pursuing consulting post-graduation. In order to understand the benefits / disadvantages of different European geographies, I want to know the differences in all-in compensation. Where are Europe's highest (and lowest)...33
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+2What age do you start looking for more work/life balance?What do you think? 30? 35? Obviously, it just depends on each person's situation but I would think that everyone has a time in mind.32
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+2HSBC SA IB Assessment Test?Has anyone taken the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> online Assessment Test for SA IB yet? I have just taken it last night and wanted to see when I would be able to know if I got put...31
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+2BAML - Global Investment Banking Sophomore Summer Analyst ProgramHi, did anyone heard something regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Bank of America</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...31
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+2Former teacher looking for a new careerI've been in the education field for ten years and I am burnt out. I have a B.A. in Business Management and I am entertaining the idea of going back to school to get a MBA, specifically in Finance or CRE. I feel that I am at a disadvantage because I have no experience in the industry. Will...27
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+2Best internships for Quant Trading?Hey fellow monkeys, I'm really hope to work in a quantitative hedge fund (I find the intersection of finance, computing and math super interesting, have been trying to learn how to create my own <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+2Apple Continues to Innovate with its Newest ProductMonkeys, <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/gallery/apple-book-photos-cost">meet the Apple book</a> . It's a book with photos. Colored photos mind you. [quote]The book is available in two sizes: small, starting at $199, and large starting at $299[/quote] First it...24
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+3Reneging BB SA Offer?Hi all, first time posting. Just wanted your opinion on reneging an American <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span...22
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+2Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread...22
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+2What Advice Should You Have Used From Your Parents?For those primarily in the industry already with numerous years of experience..what advice did you not take from your parents that you wish you did? As a college student I am slowly finding out that my parents might not always know whats best for me and I try to determine what I should listen...22
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+3How do investment bankers handle long hours?[quote] “I worked 70 hours last week,” says an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/royal-bank-of-scotland">RBS</a></span>, which as a state owned institution might be expected to go easier on...21
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+2Summer Analyst Macquarie vs. Jefferies vs. Goldman SachsI have offers from all three of the above banks. My offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/macquarie-group-limited-abn" target="_blank">Macquarie</a></span> is a generalist <span...20
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+2Internet of Things: Next Big Thing?I remember when I was 12 and I wanted to crush the stock market. It all began with an excerpt from the Motley Fool about how the Internet of Things (a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data ) is the next big thing. Here are some examples of the Internet of Things...20
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+2When does the promote split actually occur?I am curious to know from those in the GP space, about the timing of the promote splits. I know its easier when you have fixed NNN lease, but how does it work when the cash flow is sporadic. Example: Let's say there is a hotel, where the total equity from the GP/LP is $2 million. The...19
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+2A 20-year-old who dropped out of NYU says he has raised $5 million for his hedge fundHere is the full article from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/julian-marchese-raises-5-million-for-hedge-fund-2016-11 This guy sounds like a joke to me. He's presumably from a rich family and goes to NYU, and yet he could not get any real SA / FT jobs? He literally has...19
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1 week 4 days ago
+2How much does going to a state school hurt your chances?I am interested at some point in working for either a top MF PE shop (think Apollo, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+2"What is your key differentiating point?" Interview QuestionThis is an interview question that has always made me think. I think I've heard a variation of it around 3-4 times now, but the trap is that the interviewer can always rebut whatever you say by mentioning that it's not actually that unique (unless you go with something really weird,...17
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Banker VestsAnyone have a good resource for ordering custom-embroidered banker vests? http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/custom-vests.html Seems to be one here but basically I need one that all the bankers wear. Halp.17
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2 weeks 11 hours ago
+2Most left and right wing banksWhat are the most liberal and conservative <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>? I am wondering because I have a relative that works at a <span...17
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Data CentersHas anyone here financed a data center before? Our group has had a couple deals come across the table and no one really knew what to say. I saw a thread a little while back talking about how they are leased out and different tiers, but are there some general guidelines you have seen? Even from...17
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+2What's your idea of free-time during a 60+ work week?I came across [this](http://wallstreetplayboys.com/the-definitive-guide-to-doing-the-opposite/) from <em>Wall Street Playboys</em> [quote] Finally, this does not mean that you should become a boring frugal monk, it means that you need to learn to have balance. In our view this is...16
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+2What is your favorite vacation place?After a great time with family this Thanksgiving, I definitely feel like I need more time off. I'm sure almost all of us can agree with this sentiment. That being said, what's your favorite vacation place? My favorite trip so far has been my trip to Canada. Toronto is an exciting city...15
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+3Real estate strategiesHi, Can someone suggest me some real estate strategies for this year? I would like to know about the pros and cons of starting one. Thank you. 15
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+2Are deals falling out due to higher rates?You guys see a ton of deals across several markets and asset classes. Are deals falling out of escrow or getting re-traded due to higher rates? Has this bump in rates caused you or your firm to pass on certain deals?15
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+2Citadel Global Equities (pay, culture, career path, lifestyle)I had a number of questions about Citadel's global equities team because I recently advanced pretty far in the process there. There is a surprising lack of information on the fund given its overall influence on the finance world more broadly. Feel free to comment on any of the questions...14
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+2Bentley v. NYU v. SMU v. Other places? 14
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+2What parts of Liar's Poker do you still see in finance today?I love *Liar's Poker*. It's my favorite book. My adoration for this story is probably shared by a lot of you fellow monkeys. However, much of the industry has changed since that epic story came out in 1989. John Gutfreund is dead. Some would say *everything* has changed. What...13
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+2SA Would you pick Point72 or Goldman Sachs?As per title: 10 week internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>: 5 weeks in <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+2IU (Kelley) vs. MiddleburyI'm currently an international student going to high school in NY. I was recently admitted to IU Kelley. I'm considering applying ED II to Middlebury. The problem is ED II is binding so I need to be sure Middlebury will help me get a job in <span...12
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+2Transition into DevelopmentI am currently a financial analyst at CBRE. I underwrite all types of properties both from the debt and equity side. I have been in my position for 6 months (since graduation) and enjoy it, however I think my next move in a year or so will be into development. I would like to begin building...12
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Book recommendations? Switching careers, no experience, CFA candidateI'm only a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level 1 candidate, unemployed and I have zero finance experience. I'm 28 yr old...12
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+2How to Get an Internship After Freshman or Sophomore YearLike I promised, I’m back to give an explanation on how to get an internship after freshman or sophomore year. I’m not offering any guarantees, but I can tell you that it has worked for me, and it depends on the effort you put in. Want a job? Earn it. I’m writing this more as a...12
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+2Insurance and Banks Coverage?I'm wondering if anyone can provide color on what the typical day-to-day of working on either the insurance sector or the banks sector is like. From my anecdotal experience, people covering those sectors tend to have advanced maths backgrounds (i.e. majored in pure maths or physics) and...12
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+2Tesla Solar Roof could cost less than a regular roofElon Musk has once again made another big announcement upon the acquisition of a company. He stated that he believed that the Tesla Solar Roof will cost less than a regular roof. [quote] Musk told the crowd that he had just returned from a meeting with his new solar engineering team....11
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+2Why Distressed PE?If asked this question, how would you guys answer it? Besides the fact that Distressed PE will be more flexible, looking up and down and cap structure and the story is more interesting since you are trying to figure out what went wrong with the company and trying to gain a controlling position...11
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+2Are all S&T summer analyst roles filled by now? If not, what opportunities still exist? Where should I be looking?No excuses. I faced some tough adversity early this semester, and I let it get to my recruitment efforts. I made mistakes, now things are settling down and I am eager to pursue my passion full-throttle. All Bulge Bracket <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+2I Transferred Schools for Investment BankingHey mammals, I thought it might be helpful to talk about my experience transferring from non-target to target in order to secure a job in the investment banking industry. I also didn't exactly love my non-target so it wasn't very difficult to make the choice in the end. The...10
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+2Dream Christmas PresentBecause it's Black Friday, I was wondering what you all you overworked and overpaid bankers would like to receive for christmas this year. According to <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/christmas-gift-guide-for-bankers-2015-12">Business Insider</a> the best gifts...10
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+2Can a bad roommate ever be an excuse for bad grades?So I was a 'fresh out of the boat' international student and was shocked to find that there was so much unfettered drug usage in a mid-ivy league college. I was unable to fend for myself though, and just condoned the sex, drugs and marijuana that my roommate brought in in freshman...10
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+2Senior with bad gpa and no experienceHello everyone, I am a community college transfer student that is now a senior at a UC school studying Economics and Accounting; I currently have a 2.99 gpa. Furthermore, I posses no experience in Investment banking, Real estate IB, Wealth Management, Financial modeling, etc. In other words...10
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+2Which one is better: banking or consulting? Recently, I read an article that compared banking and consulting as careers. While banking was mentioned as having higher pay, consulting was mentioned as having more travel, more prospects for promotion, and more overall security. What do you think? What would you prefer as a career and why? 8
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+2What exactly does underwritting mean? Are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial models</a></span>, proformas, and valuations a type of underwriting? or are valuations and a proformas a type of financial models?...8
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+2Don't like current role - optionsNot enjoying my current work - in a capital markets-esque position. Don't want to spend 200k for b-school to become a consultant. Don't want to become an accountant, which given the low bar to entry seems like the easiest change - just need an <span...8
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+2Can You Help With A Cover Letter. Please?DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. DELETED. 8
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> <li>Finance event...8
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+2TPH merges with PWPWhat do you all think? From NYT: [quote]The boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners is taking an ambitious step for growth by buying a fellow bank known for its expertise in the oil patch. The firm said on Monday that it was acquiring Tudor Pickering Holt & Company to...7
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+2Best Graduate Programs for Health Care/Life SciencesI am currently working for a life science consulting firm and am interested in a pursuing an advanced degree in business with a life science focus. What are some of the best business programs for this space? Specifically do any programs place well in Venture Capital firms with a life...7
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+2HELP!! Senior year, where to turn, what to do?Hi WSOers, I am writing to you in desperation. I am a senior at a top 20 Liberal Arts College graduating in May and am hoping to work in NYC. After having an internship in Finance this summer, but not in IB, and failing at FT IB recruiting, I'm wondering where to turn now? What other...6
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+2Learning Real Estate DevelopmentI'm working on furthering my knowledge and especially hard skills. I picked up a textbook on RE finance and investments, but I'm trying to find a textbook that focuses on development. Just something so I can learn the basics of what goes into development and be able to start talking...6
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+2Real Estate CrowdfundingHello all, I recently joined a Real Estate Crowdfunding platform on the Acquisition side and would love to share my experience. Anyone have any questions about day to day or the industry in general? 6
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+2FLDP ProgramsI am a current undergrad studying accounting who is looking to go into corporate rather than public. I have been reading about <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+2What's the probablity that others in your office are on WSO?What percent of people in your group, department, office could have one? Whats the probability, with a 95% level of confidence, that the man/lady sitting next to you is an active WSO member?5
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+2Why are the top restructuring groups (PJT/HL) so popular now?Hi guys, I am originally from Europe and graduated from a top target currently doing M&A. In the last 3 years I have noticed that, first, the top kids at my school (who chose to not do buyside) preferred rx > m&a > lev/fin > coverage groups. Honestly they all ended up doing...5
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+2Top Asia undergrad, S&T, chance for M7?Hi guys, would like know what my chances are for M7. My stats: - top 3 Asia undergrad, GPA 3.68 - 750 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> - 3 yr...5
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+2Underlying securities in tranchesHey all, I am trying to do a deep dive analysis of a CLO fund and I can't seem to source the underlying securities that comprise each tranche (sec filings, CapIQ and Bloomberg aren't working). Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks in Advance5
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7 hours 55 min ago
+2Looking to LearnHello, I am a student and new to the world of finance, for the last few weeks I have been trying to read as much as I can in my spare time to learn. I have an interest in the markets with hopes of eventually (long term goal) making it to the buy side. For now, I was wondering if anyone had...5
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+2WSO, does my friends girlfriend like me?We are both 17 and go to the same school My friend and his girlfriend have been dating for around 12 months now. He moved around 2 hours away and now they might see each other once a month or more at times! Only recently I've put together all of the possible singles she has given...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Eastdil SecuredHow much does an analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/eastdil-secured" target="_blank">Eastdil Secured</a></span> make (Los Angeles, SF)? Is it comparable to the street? Recently offered a...5
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+2Strategy& Deals Team vs AT Kearney?Coming out of undergrad and trying to decide between full-time offers with Strategy&'s new Deals Team and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/at-kearney">AT Kearney</a></span> (generalist offer), both in...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Guggenheim Santa Monica LA vs RBC Capital Markets NYTrying to make a decision. Does anyone have any perspective on these two groups in terms of summer experience as well as exit opps?5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Will Quant Trading Wipe Out Traditional Trading? Hey Fellow monkeys, What do you guys think? I've been researching a lot about S&T and Quant <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> the past few days and...5
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+3JPM hiring dumbos from China for NYC officeIf you thought the Asian princelings scandal at J.P. Morgan was all about Asia, you were wrong. Highly placed Chinese government officials and clients don’t want their children to work in Shanghai. They want them to work in New York, of course! They’re not going to give J.P. Morgan their...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Real Estate Job Offer in Atlanta-- Tell me About the Place?Got offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position in real estate lending in Atlanta. I don't know much about the city, so could people fill me in on what...4
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Angela Merkel's 180 - Where Can Syrians Go Now?http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-burqa-burka-ban-veils-angela-merkel-cdu-muslims-speech-refugee-crisis-elections-term-vote-a7458536.html Merkel has apparently supported a burqa ban in Germany in an effort to win back support ahead of an election year. She also seems to...3
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1 day 10 hours ago
+2Potential Industry SummariesHi everyone, I've been a lurker on WSO for a few years, and decided it would be a great time to give back to the community. I have been very impressed with WallStreetPlayboy's guides on various industries, and thought it could be interesting to create some myself. Would probably...3
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3 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Deutsche Bank NY IBD Superday 11/18I had an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2How Being a 'C' Student Helped Me in BusinessGiven that majority of the monkeys here are students gunning for the straight As, I thought that this article would actually be a pretty good read. It shows that a C is not necessarily the end of the world for your corporate dreams. [quote] I graduated from a four-year state university with...2
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2What are the most exciting tech buys of the holiday season?As Thanksgiving approaches, the general public is getting hyped about purchasing new tech gadgets this holiday season. CNBC states that American consumer spending on technology will increase to approximately 36 billion, which could set a new high standard. Americans are excited about virtual...1
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2How to have more CharismaWe all want to be more charismatic. Charisma makes a big difference. Charismatic people appear smarter, better looking and more in control. What can you do to have more charisma? Having worked on Wall Street for seventeen years, I have seen a lot of charismatic people. I have...1
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+2#NotWithHer - Make America Great Again!This is late for an election themed post, but the topic needed some rationality and I needed some time to collect my thoughts. To be clear, Donald Trump did not win the election, *Hillary Clinton lost it.* Hillary had every advantage going into this circus: The economy was in (relatively)...1
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3 weeks 1 day 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...13 months 5 days ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...432 months 1 week ago
+4What is your fund long on?What is your fund currently long on? Any asset class/currency is fine for this question... Or for fun, what are you currently short / long on in the world in general? 41
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+3What exactly do bankers do in their free time?Hey fellow monkeys, As someone that's looking to dive into the banking scene, I was hoping to ask some experienced bankers...what exactly do you guys do in your free time. Is there even such a thing as "free time" or is it as legendary as the mythical beast known as the...40
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Are there any workout videos that you guys have found helpful?I was considering hiring a personal trainer as a second set of eyes for my workouts but until then I've just watched instructional videos on YouTube. Are there any channels that you've found to be helpful?38
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+2Tricks for getting into top MBA program?Hey Guys, I am wondering if any of u know any particular tricks for getting accepting into a top MBA Program. Tricks, such as- when applying for upenn for undergraduate (but really want to go to Wharton), the school statistics have shown that students are far more likely to get accepted if...35
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+2Who the f&%k is buying anything right now??Every single deal that comes across my desk these days is just insanely expensive. With the uncertainty of interest rates, how the f*ck is anyone buying anything at these prices and do they realistically expect any sort of return? Thoughts monkeys?23
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5 hours 12 min ago
+2Draft Kings On ResumeLooking to spice up the interest section of my resume, and I am thinking about putting draft kings on it. Wondering what people's thoughts are? I think this would be a potentially good talking point with analysts/associates but am not sure if MD's or senior bankers would look...23
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+1Why is there a gap year between an internship and a full-time job?Hey guys, I am really curious about one question. Why do banks offer Summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> only to sophomores and juniors, and not to...19
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5 days 12 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...19
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1 week 4 days ago
+1LevFin in LondonHi all, There have been attempts before to have a discussion on which are the best <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-leveraged-finance-LevFin">LevFin</a></span> teams in London, but those...19
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Most/Least Attractive Risk Adjusted Returns (which property for long term institutional investment)?Wanted to see what the forum thought. Given where we are at in the cycle. If you were going long (i.e. 10+ years) which property type would you peg the best and least attractive in terms of risk adjusted returns. For shorter term (under 5 years), what investment strategies do you think have...19
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+1Taking easy classes during college-how closely is transcript scrutinized?Hey there, as I organize my schedule for my last semester, I'm very tempted to choose as many easy classes as possible to not stress too much and party. As a non-quant, social science major, would this be a poor reflection for B school? I will have about a 3.7-3.8 GPA by the time I...18
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1 week 3 days ago
+1ARGUS DCF to AEI have just encountered a problem with Argus support(a friend actually), in that it doesn't exist anymore at least for <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+1Advice on dealing with mild depression/zoning outMy apologies for the rambling but any advice would be sincerely appreciated. I recently moved from a mega city to a middle-of-nowhere city mainly for my new job in corp dev. This is something I've always wanted to do, plus I believed the move would give me a huge learning experience and...17
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Goldman Sachs London vs. Morgan Stanley NY IBD SADear Monkeys, I would like to know the pros and cons of choosing NY over London. Obviously, both are excellent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> but...16
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1 day 20 hours ago
+1What's your routine in the gym?Hey monkeys, Wanted to know what your workout routine is and where you seen the most strength gains. Me personally, I'm at a plateau now. I saw some gains using the [all-pro beginners routine](http://allpro-sbr.wikia.com/wiki/AllPro_Simple_Beginners_Routine_Wiki): but looking to...16
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8 hours 22 min ago
+1Trump elected - Views from outside the US?How's the reaction in your countries re: Trump victory? Here we have basically three big camps: 1 - The "I don't care, it won't affect me, Americans don't even know where our country is" crowd; 2 - The "OMG I love Trump, he is the new hope for...16
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Do you actually offer / or get asked about your opinion on an investment as an associate?From a lot of sources (guides, internet articles, people's why PE answer) I've heard them talk about how as an associate they will be able to provide their opinion on investments, or part of the job involves soemtimes giving your opinion to a higher up VP/principal regarding a...16
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5 days 5 hours ago
+1Goldman Cracking Down on Recruiting BiasLooks like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is implementing a new recruiting system. Instead of coming to schools to do on-campus interviews,...16
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Ran out of music to listen to. Does anyone have reccomendations?I need some new music to listen to.... Pretty much listen to anything but country. I prefer listening to alternative rock and rap, but would enjoy some EDM recommendations and even stuff for the piano (for studying/ relaxing). * Some of my favorite albums include Kanye West's College...15
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4 days 14 hours ago
+2Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2016Black Friday 2016 is in a week!!! Did anyone get any good deals last year 2015? If you did, maybe they will have similar deals this year also!!! Please share your Black Friday/Cyber Monday experience with us or post some good deals you find this upcoming week. Thank you.15
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Not hearing anything from BBsHey guys, Have applied to all the big names in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, but was a long shot to begin with, considering this is my...15
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Interview question: "What are other banks telling you?"I recently interviewed at a top MM IB for a Summer Associate position in Chicago and found out this morning that I won't be moving onto the SD. I really like this particular MM IB for a lot of reasons, but I'm in talks with plenty other <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Is Johns Hopkins a total non-target?High school senior here. At the moment, I'm looking to pursue a career in finance. My high school is located close to Johns Hopkins and I heard that they like lacrosse players (I'm not recruited or anything), so I like my chances of getting into Hopkins compared to other top...15
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9 hours 21 min ago
+2A racist was just elected to state congressDan Johnson has been elected to the house of representatives from the district 49 in Kentucky. Johnson is known for provocative posts on Facebook that some would consider racist: he has posted multiple pictures depicting the Obamas as chimpanzees and monkeys. He has posted comments essentially...15
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Goldman Sachs Recruiters Coming to My Non-Target<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is coming to my small non-target state school in CA and its the first time ever that they are coming over here....15
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Cushman Wakefield Associate vs HFF Analyst?I have been interviewing at Cushman Wakefield for the last few months with the BizDev team for an "associates" role but would be limited in terms of deal exposure. I am also in talks with HFF regarding an analyst role. I have no ARGUS experience but I think the experience at HFF would...15
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1 week 11 hours ago
+1Leveraged Lending vs Leveraged Finance at BBOkay I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the difference is between a leveraged lending firm such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/antares-capital-corporation">Antares Capital</a></span> or Golub...15
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1University of Findlay, Ohio? Thoughts?Hello! So, basically I spoke to the international recruiter and the tuition would be 17k(scholarship included, no room&board) per year instead of 31k which is what a international student pays normally. I haven't heard of the school and I did a quick search online and it doesn't...15
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1 week 8 hours ago
+1End of the Line for Traditional Media?Newspapers, magazines, radio, etc. are all seeing declining ad revenues and are having a tough time transitioning into the digital space. Television seems to be the only form of media able to keep up as digital advertising is expected to become the largest ad market by 2019. "You have to...15
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Would you sacrifice $200k+ to join a boutique growth equity shop?I have two opportunities on the table, stick in the Corporate Strategy team with my F500 industrial company and make a decent to great living OR join a boutique growth equity / private equity fund as an Investment Associate and make less in the near term with the potential for significant wealth...15
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1CS IBCM vs MS GCM vs GS IMDHi guys, I'm currently choosing between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span> IBCM, <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1CFA vs CPA? Which Designation is Better?Speaking in overall terms, which one is better? Although its quite an achievement, it seems like everyone has their CPA licenses nowadays, as if there's an oversupply. Second, I've heard that the <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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1 week 1 day ago
+1How creative do you get in your presentations/pitch books?Do you just follow a standard format which is uniform across all pitchbooks or presentations you make or are you creative and try to incorporate different ways/charts.tables/ graphics to present the data at hand. Do you just stick to clip art and smart art? Any creative ideas monkeys have...14
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1TMT M&A Graduate Intern in a recognized boutique vs. Analyst Intern in a well-known PE FundHello everyone! I have been given the opportunity to join either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/arma-partners">Arma Partners</a></span>, a fast-growing London-based <span...14
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5 days 13 hours ago
+1Facebook Drops 5.5%, Is it at Risk?Mark Zuckerberg has just lost $3 bn as the value of FB dropped 5.5%. Investors worry that FB won't be able to maintain its stellar pace. Zuckerberg remains confident: [quote]But don't cry to Zuckerberg. Even with Thursday's decline, Facebook shares are up 15% year to date,...13
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+1What's Wrong With U.S. Education System?[PISA released its results for its 2015 exam.](http://www.businessinsider.com/pisa-worldwide-ranking-of-math-science-reading-skills-2016-12) The exam tests science, reading, and math. It's administered to 540,000 15-year-olds in over 72 countries. U.S. doesn't break top-20 in any of...13
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1 day 2 hours ago
+1Moelis vs. Evercore vs. PJTAlready accepted an offer to one of these, but wanted to get the general perception of these groups. Had an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>, <span...13
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+12017 Boutique IB SA CompReceived an offer from a MM boutique for summer 2017. Comp is 66.3k prorated. Already signed, but just wondering if this is below street. Seems kind of low to me13
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1 week 5 days ago
+1I don't have the background for RE PE, so plan to pay dues doing commercial sales and then make the transition. I lack the education (liberal arts major, non target) and re experience to get RE PE so was thinking I could hustle and get a sales associate position in commercial real estate brokerage and then after a few years transition over to a RE PE firm. I am in NYC. What do you guys think of...13
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1 day 12 hours ago
+1Which to choose mid BB or top RxHey monkeys, I've been fortunate enough to get offers at a mid <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...13
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1 week 23 hours ago
+1Undergrad PE Analyst Exit to Other PE Firms/MBA?I've read a lot about the pros and cons of beginning your career in PE straight from undergrad on WSO (no IB/consulting experience), but is there anyone who can share their experiences exiting from one after a few years? Particularly interested in those who jumped to another (larger)...13
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1 day 3 hours ago
+1Discounted Cash Flow - Terminal ValueI am hoping someone can help me. Say i have a PV of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span>'s of £500,000 over 5 years, with the...13
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3 weeks 20 hours ago
+1"Operationally-Focused" PE Associate Roles - Marketing Chimera or Great Opportunity? **Are there any private equity associate roles where you can gain genuine "operational" experience? Or is this all B.S.?** Private equity funds like making the claim that they are "operationally focused" and that they do not solely rely on financial engineering to generate...12
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21 hours 46 min ago
+1Help - JP Morgan vs. Wellington Management Research Hi all, Here's my situation: I have an offer for JP sell-side research. I also have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> with Wellington for <span...12
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20 min 51 sec ago
+1Bye Bye TPPHi Guys, It's official, [trump is gonna scrap the TPP](http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38059623?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central) on his very first day of office. What do you guys think about this? I understand...12
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1 week 6 days ago
+1List of non-obvious excellent internship opportunities?Looking to start a list for some people of other excellent internship opportunities other than those which are obvious. Of course IB at Goldman, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>...12
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9 hours 56 min ago
+1Right MSc school for consulting?Hey everyone! I'm currently studying BSc in best business school in Finland. My gpa is 4,6/5,0 and I will try to get it around 4,8/5,0 before I'm done with BSc. Right now my major is accounting but I'm planning to change it for MSc. I would like to study somewhere else...12
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Best REITs to work for?Can anyone please shed some light on the best/most prestigious REITs to work for? Trying to broaden my perspective as I'm new to the real estate finance world12
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1 week 6 days ago
+1I think I'm blacklisted in the industry (srs)Sent well over 40-50 apps this Fall for SA positions that went into the abyss never to be heard from again. Decent qualifications (3.5 Econ/Math at semi-target, perfect SAT/ACT, boutique IB experience, etc) so it's not my resume...I think. Tried networking, and hit it off really well...12
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1SA Offers: MM IBD London vs GS/MS/JPM HKFirst time posting on this site. I have a dilemma that I want others to chime in. I study at a target university in the UK, did fairly well in my first year and have managed to secure 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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4 hours 54 min ago
+2When Friends Think TA is God But Refuse to Listen ...Do any of you have annoying friends who works a non financial job but trade and think indicators and flashing lights are the main driver of the markets. I try to explain to the, most funds don't use any of that, if you brought up any of that in a morning meeting you would get laughed at...11
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1HSBC IBD Asia (HK) - Any info?Hi, does anyone have information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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1 day 8 hours ago
+1From a shitty Prop Trading firm To top HF?Hey Guys! I'm planning to join a shitty prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> firm with my capital allocation, and will be getting series 57, 20:1...11
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6 days 14 hours ago
+1UFC 205 Eddie Alvarez vs McGregor (Who wins?)UFC 205 tonight. You have Connor McGregor moving up in weight class to challenge lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. The event actually won't be in Vegas this time but in New York (Madison Square Garden). I saw McGregor's last fight against Nate Diaz, which ended up going the...11
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of PE shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well.11
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Return offer, different group?I'm interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> in NYC this summer. I was wondering if I earn a return offer, would it only be group...11
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4 days 2 hours ago
+1How to "Just be Cool (JBC)" and not being weird? Hello folks, I am currently a sophomore at a non-target in the process of networking. As an add-in, I am also an international student, so at times, I would have a hard time understanding jokes. Going through the networking and interviewing, I understand being cool and not being weird are...10
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Advice for Breaking into Rx BankingHey guys, I had a question about Restructuring <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right...10
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+1Early graduation or not?I am currently in my third year at a top 30 university in the US with an econ and german double major. My gpa is somewhere around a 3.9, I've been abroad (twice), and I have the leadership/fun experiences for my own memories and resume. Thus, I have had the "college experience"...10
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+1Summer Analyst Positions still AvailableDear All I'm currently a Junior at a semi-target, and I'm in a bit of a predicament. I've had superdays with 3 firms till date, and unfortunately, due to a combination of maybe not being as well prepared as my competition or just being unlucky, I've failed to convert any...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Reaching out after an interview Had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> interview last week and haven't heard anything back. Reached out to HR this morning and they haven't got back to me. The interview...10
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Looking for advice from strangers re career pathSo I graduated this past summer with a shitty Liberal Arts degree from a decent school (T25 public). I started working at a primary research firm 4 months ago. I work in the hedge fund vertical, our clients are primarily Tiger cubs. We don't do <span...10
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Twin Cities healthcare financeCurrently work in healthcare leveraged finance and looking to move to Minneapolis Saint Paul for personal non work reasons. I'd like to stay in the same role ( healthcare lev fin), but haven't found any shops that do that there. Anyone know of any? Any related opps (funds etc)? Has to...10
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Cold Email Question....Are Monday Mornings really that bad?Title says it all. Ive seen mixed responses with this. Wanted to hear some opinions. Is a 7am Monday Morning email really that bad to do? In terms of success rate? Thanks guys10
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Financial Analyst or Big 4I am starting of my career graduating from a non-target school with two different options and could really use some advice. One option is from a Fortune 100 tech company as a financial analyst role, and from reading the description it looks exactly like an FP&A role (P&L forecasting,...10
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3 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Maryland Masters in FinanceI am currently a civil engineering graduate from the University of Maryland, College park seeking to return to school to break into finance. I hopefully want to enter the <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Would life be better if I just become a bartender?I've had a pretty good time in college so far, even at one of the top schools, and I come to realize through <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> that I...9
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3 days 18 hours ago
+1How knowledgeable is President-Elect Trump about technical aspects of development?At a ULI breakfast this morning, a panelist declared "Trump is not a real-estate guy; he's a marketing and reality-show guy" Do you think that's true? Do you think Ivanka and Don are really involved in the acquisitions process and follow the market?9
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+1Success stories of anyone who recruited for PE as a 2nd year IB analyst?Curious to see how the process differs if you did not recruit during your first year and decided you want to do PE during your 2nd year. How much does top/mid bucket make a difference when talking to recruiters as a 2nd year? Should you disclose your base and bonus if it isn't the highest...9
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3 weeks 11 hours ago
+1William Blair Chicago vs Harris Williams Boston vs Lincoln International ChicagoThe title pretty much says it all. I've been researching/thinking this entire weekend about this and I'm quite stuck between WB and HW. Any input greatly appreciated.9
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+1MS Finance after MBA?Hello, Does it make sense to do an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance after an MBA with finance concentration? Also, my undergrad was in commerce. I'm in the top...9
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3 days 20 hours ago
+1Real Estate Modeling CoursesI'm thinking about getting a real estate modeling course for Christmas this year and have a few questions. For some reference I am a senior now and have signed to work in CRE Lending at a large bank next year. Aside from the practical used, I am also just kind of a nerd and enjoy learning...9
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3 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Stifel 2017 Summer AnalystHi, Has anyone heard back regarding a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Deciding on Offer from Wells FargoHi everyone, I'm currently a sophomore at a top 20 business school looking to go into investment banking next year. I just got an offer for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...9
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+1What Happened to Barclays Sophomore Skills Program?So I checked online and could not find it anywhere but they had it last year. Did they cancel it? 9
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+1GS IMD vs HL IBD vs JP IMDHello friends, I'm a junior at an ultra non-target. Say I have offers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> IMD in NYC, <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1JPM HK or MS SG? Both for SA IBDSee title. Which offer would you take? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> is generalist/SEA coverage. Am considering recruiting FT for NY after SA. 9
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+1Duke MMS program chances&perspectivesHey guys! Need some advice from you. I am an international candidate thinking about applying to the Duke MMS program. What chances do you think I have to get a place there and get a scholarship with the following profile: Undegrad GPA 3.55 (from a top notch business school in Russia, majoring...9
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+1All Hong Kong S&T SA Summer 2017 This is for those recruiting for HK S&T SA 2017 to share their progress in the recruitment process. Feel free to share your interview experiences as well. 9
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+1Switching from Medicine to FinanceHi, ~3.7 in non-finance related major from an Ivy Currently a medical student at a low-ranked med school with a low/mid-tier business school in the south(#30 something, I believe) Don't see a future in medicine and am looking at other options. Any directions on where to go? My...9
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+1Seeking one more for 3 BDR Apartment in NYC - Jan 2017Me and my boy from college are seeking to move to Manhattan - I work in IB, he does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> Audit Looking at 3bdr...9
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+1How to keep my head-up?Hey guys, I've been at my consulting firm (more like staff-aug) for nearly three years now and I honestly hate it. I've been applying and got some interviews, but didn't walk away with any offers. I got another rejection email yesterday at a firm that I thought I had and it...9
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+1Is the SAT important? Wall Street Says Yes. Below is a snippet of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> job posting requirement for an Associate role. REQUIRED BACKGROUND: **Resumes without SAT...9
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+1Thoughts on Miller Buckfire?Considering an opportunity there, and was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the current state of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/miller-buckfire" target="_blank">Miller Buckfire</a></span>?...9
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+1Personal RE InvestmentsI know we all primarily speak of the large transactions and development going on throughout the country, but how many of you actually have your own personal real estate investments/portfolio? I've spoken to a few colleagues who have their own small portfolio of smaller MF complexes or a...9
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Morgan Stanley Global Capital Market 2ed Round InterviewHi, my fellows! I just get the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> Global Capital Market 2ed Round Phone Interview invitation in Asia. First round is more about the...9
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+1Non-Target Shop/School = No Chance?Hi guys, I am currently an intern at a small PE firm. I am getting good experience with acquisitions and deals. A co-worker recently spoke with the VP of a big bank, and he told him to not even try getting in the industry because he is coming from a no-name shop (our PE firm where we...9
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Anyone Have Experience Interviewing for Rothschild NY?Would love any insight into what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rothschild" target="_blank">Rothschild</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1HFF/Eastdil Viability in DownturnA lot of questions have been asked about CRE brokerage in general, but I'm looking for much more specific discussion. I currently work at a well-known asset manager (real estate FoF; one and a half years in) and am looking to make a move to real estate brokerage, specifically investment...8
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+1GS thinks finance students are boring Opinions? [quote]Should you study finance or liberal arts if you want to get into Goldman Sachs? Jeff Goldenberg, a long-standing Goldman Sachs partner and head of portfolio strategy in Goldman’s private wealth management group, has come firmly down on the side of liberal arts. In an...8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1BIWS - Accounting FundamentalsHi, I am about to purchase the BIWS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> & Financial Modeling Fundamentals Course. Therefore I wonder, if the accounting...8
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+1IBD Offer decision help-Expiring soon<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Rotational versus set-roleI am currently in a strategy and finance role with a F500 company and looking to move sectors. I am trying to move to a different sector in which I have more interest and was able to secure two offers, both with F500 companies. One is a well-known, established mid-career rotational program with...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Best CFA Mock ExamHello everyone, I planning to take the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level I exam in December and want to take a few mock exams...8
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+1Where to travel to?I am going to start a FT IB role in early January 2017 and I want to travel for ~2-3 weeks before then. I have not traveled anywhere substantial outside the US besides Mexico, and I want to make these 2-3 weeks really count and hit as many cool places as possible. I am willing to spend up to...8
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+1Recent MBA grad looking for PERE JobI am a recent MBA graduate from INSEAD looking to get a job in real estate private equity, ideally in acquisisitons/underwriting, and I am very flexible geographically. INSEAD is a perennial top 5 or 10 school, globally, but is not always well known in the United States. I was a commercial real...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Dual internships. Conflict of interest? I'm currently a sophomore at a non-target with a 3.8 GPA and prior internship experience on an algo <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> desk at a fintech...8
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+1Too inappropriate or notI'd conclude an interview for example "so did I get the position? Yes, No or Maybe? Yes, great It is a good fit. No, OK I don't want to waste anymore time. Or Maybe, Don't tell me maybe, the thought just fucking kills me--I'll be thinking about it all day man!...8
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+1Recourse vs Non-RecourseHow rare are recourse loans vs non-recourse loans in terms of percentages of total CRE loans(e.g 50%Recourse, 50%Non-Recourse)? 8
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+1What will be a good question when they ask you " do you have any question?" at the end of interview.Hi, I am a new graduate want to break into IB. I am always wondering what should ask interviewer at the end of interview. I don't know if you guys mind can share some sample question?8
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1 week 1 day ago
+1reneging tier 2 ibd offer for tier 1 ibd offerreceived offer a while ago at a tier 2 for ibd so I signed and accepted the offer, however recently have been made an ibd offer at a tier 1 (<span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1Is Rates Trading dead?I recently accepted a position in a rotational program at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in Sales and Trading. I always had an interest in the more...8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Networking: Ways to keep in touch 3-6 months down the roadWSO has been instrumental in my development in the realm of networking, and there have been some very solid posts in the past. Between the excel networking template and many other posts on this forum, I think most of the bases are covered. However, and this seems to be a common trend in doing...8
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+1BMO Thoughts Anyone have information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets" target="_blank">BMO</a></span> groups, culture, exit opps, chi vs ny? Appreciate any helpful advice.8
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+1Western Dress BootsWhat do you guys think about wearing black western dress boots to work? I love my Lucchese's, and I can't help but ponder the concept of wearing some dress boots to work. I obviously work in the South, or I wouldn't bother asking. What are your thoughts? How acceptable? How high...8
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+1Should I Transfer Or StayHad thoughts on possibly transferring lately. Currently a sophomore at Michigan State University. Got a 4.0 GPA freshmen year and currently headed toward a 4.0 for this semester. Extracurricular wise currently the Sophomore Class President and involved with Student Government. SAT score mediocre...8
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+1Using LinkedIn To Contact A Hiring Manager ? Too Taboo ?For professional experience jobs (not grad role), would it be a good idea to send an email / LinkedIn message to seniors within departments that I am looking to break in to ? Theres not many roles up in my niche area at the moment, the few that are available tend to be too senior - & the...8
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+1MSF vs work at small firm then MBAI am a current senior at a complete non-target. I know it's early and could have more offers by graduation but my situation is this. I am considereing doing a MSF from Vandy, USC, <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1Best snowboarding spotsI'm a fan of snowboarding, but I didn't start until a few years ago. I want to plan my winter out so I need some ideas on the best spots to find a bad-ass run. What's your favorite spots to hit the slopes? I've been mostly on the East Coast to places like Catamount and the...8
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Incentives to become a REIT What incentives are their for a company to become a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>? In other words, how does a company like ProLogis...8
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+1Big 4 vs "no name" Boutique M&AHey everybody, I'm currently applying/interviewing for M&A <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> (in Frankfurt, since I am in Germany). Would you...8
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+1How to utilize $100k cashHi, our family will be receiving about $180k. We are trying to figure out what to do. I am 59 years old and don't have much saved up for retirement (only about $30k in IRA account). We still owe about $183k in mortgage and have credit card debt of $50k (not paying too much interest as I...8
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+1BB Financial Analyst vs. Mizuho IB SA if End Goal is to Lateral to a Better Bank?Hey fellow monkeys, I can either take a summer financial analyst position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> or IB SA at <span...7
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+1Forbes Interview - Warren Buffett & Jay-ZI don't know if that has been posted before, but apparently Steve Forbes interviewed Warren Buffett and Jay-Z. While probably not the most educational in terms of finance, it is unwillingly comical to put these guys in the same room. https://youtu.be/sgAOJBFPI58 I wasn't aware...7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1BMO v Macquarie Generalist offers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets" target="_blank">BMO</a></span>(chi) and <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Need help with forecast - EBITDA, RevenueHi, may I know how can I forecast <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span> when there is not enough information...7
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4 days 8 hours ago
+1Does Anyone Compete Athletically?I'm hoping to start training for a cycling race in the spring and wondered if anyone else does any sort of competition. Careers in finance obviously aren't the most hobby accommodating (I guess I shouldn't complain since I'm in AM), so finding multiple times a week to put in...7
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+1Presented a 50 page stock writeup at a final round interivew - no response at all?I certainly understand that many first round interviews in person or over the phone don't go anywhere, so I'm not surprised when you get no response from a company or a hiring manager. However, a recent situation has got me peeved. I made the final round interviews at a large...7
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11 hours 53 min ago
+1KKR Credit - Special SituationHello everyone, Does anyone know anything about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span>'s Special Situation Group under its credit division? It seems like there is...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Is it possible to go from mid-level MM IBD to MM PE?Hello everyone, I'm a long-time lurker of WSO, and am finally venturing out with my first post. I actually want to start off by thanking everyone for their contributions to the community. I can honestly say that I would never been able to land a junior <span...7
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+1Accounting F150 -> MBA (Profile Evaluation) Stats: Age: Recently turned 24 Sex: M GPA: 3.1ish (general upward trend with really low 2.76 in final year) Ugrad: Top Canadian University (Bachelors in Accounting) <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1GS SF Groups?Exactly which groups are in Goldman's San Francisco? I was under the impression it was solely <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span>,...7
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+1Negotiate Signing Bonus?In my 4th and final year of undergrad and received a full-time consulting offer from a big 4 firm. There is nothing regarding a signing bonus on the offer, so I am wondering if it is appropriate to negotiate for one or not. It is my only offer, so I am not looking to use it as leverage, per se....7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Future of Energy Trading?Hey all, I am a recently graduated electrical engineering (power systems) student with an interest in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/energy-trading">energy trading</a></span>. During college, I interned at a...7
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6 days 1 hour ago
+1Rezoning Investment StrategyI'm not really too familiar with development so sorry if this kind of sounds simplistic and dumb. But have you guys ever seen someone acquiring single family homes in a supply constrained market immediately after a rezoning decision has been made? E.g. part of Queens/Brooklyn gets rezoned...7
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4 weeks 7 hours ago
+2What would you think of an attractive woman with braces?So I had braces when I was a Freshman in high school until my junior year but I later lost my retainer on a vacation and my teeth have since shifted. I am now, at the ripe age of 25, considering getting them again. I am an otherwise very attractive woman (it's true). I considered...7
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+1What is the difference between advisory and consulting? As the title suggests, what is the difference between those two? I am college student looking for a career at consulting but get confused between those two areas, especially at the case of <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Looking the partI will soon be a first year associate for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>. However, I have to look the part. I need some advice on what brand and color suits I should wear...7
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Masters in Data & AnalyticsSo I will be applying to a Masters Program that is paid for by my employer. However, the program is in Data & Analytics at either Villanova or Ohio State. I'm unsure of the careers that can be followed with a Masters in D&A and was hoping someone could chime in. The company will...7
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Summer Internship Before Full-time MBB RecruitingHi guys, I am currently a Junior at a target school assessing options for this coming summer. I want to pursue <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> during full-time...7
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3 weeks 6 hours ago
+1Angelo gordon AM opportunity - Need advice!Having an opportunity at AG's AM group for their opportunistic fund. The job description is vague, but can anyone share some insights on what their AM group does? Is it operational level or strategic level AM? And will it help with transition to the acquisition group? Below is the job...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Citadel vs Google offer adviceHi Everyone, I got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> FTAP and Google (for Software Developer position) <span...7
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3 weeks 13 hours ago
+1How difficult is it to move from BCG in an emerging market to BCG UK/US?I imagine moving in the opposite direction is pretty easy, however, I could be wrong. Assume work permit / <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> is not an issue7
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1 day 23 min ago
+1ARGUS Enterprise CertificationHi guys. I know this has been talked about before regarding the Argus Enterprise certification. I'm a first year undergraduate and obviously looking to be in Real estate in the capital markets sector. Ive taken the 2 day Argus class and planning to take the exam for the certification soon....7
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+1UF MAcc with shot at Big 4 or UT Austin or Vandy MSF?I graduated August 2016 from the Florida State University with dual degrees in Econ and Poli Sci with a 3.83 GPA, honors in the major (econ), a research intensive bachelor's certificate (poli sci), and as a Garnet & Gold Scholar. I had no finance <span...7
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+1RE Fund Management and MBA ProgramsMy goal is to secure a fund/portfolio management</a></span> role at a reputable REPE firm. I understand this takes time, but I have a passion and motivation to devote my life to this line of business. I've spent a good amount of time thinking about it. I have 4 years of...7
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1Monogram REIT (NYSE: MORE) - Trying to find out moreMonogram <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> the old -Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I. Does anyone know if they are a good/smart...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Fixed Income Asset Management Interview questionHi All, I am currently interviewing with a Fixed income <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm for a credit analyst role. During the process...7
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7 hours 16 min ago
+1Big Four Transaction Services vs Corporate DevelopmentWanted to get some insights on potential career move - I currently work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>'s Transaction Services group and...7
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Severance pay, Cap Structure, Cost of Capital - Should "Accrued Severance pay" be included in Debt?Hi all, 1. I am calculating a cost of debt for a company that has a significant position "Accrued severance pay" on its liabilities side (6% of all liabilities). Should these be included in Debt in calculating the cost of capital, that is in calculating the proportions...7
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1Use of leverage depending on risk profile (core, core-plus, etc)Looking at this question in the context of a large institutional source of equity (i.e. direct pension fund investment such as CalPERS, STRS, etc). In the current market, is utilizing leverage for core investments appropriate? Non-core? 7
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Future of Investment Banking in AsiaHi Monkeys in Asia, It seems like the outlook for Investment banking is pretty gloomy in Asia with news of Investment banking going on a downward spiral ([source](https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/investment-banking-activity-singapore-downward-082700057.html)) and Goldman sachs looking to...7
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1 day 3 hours ago
+1Anything still available? Junior URM Target 3.8GPATitle speaks for itself. Had a few interviews from hedge funds to consulting but no offers. I'm at a top 5 school, 3.8 GPA, boutique banking experience last summer with a return offer but I'm looking for a big name regardless of group within so I can leverage for an <span...7
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2 days 10 hours ago
+1IB interview question : size premium when calculating the cost of equityHi everybody, Had this question during an interview (M&A internship)... did not answer excatly. When calculating the cost of equity (<span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Pros and Cons of SF CoreLooking at a case study and more than pros what are some cons about the San Fran Core Office market? 7
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+1How to think about Growth Equity vs. Traditional PE?What are the key differences between each in terms of what you learn, what you do, and how you should think? Have read about the differences (G.E. being more early stage, less debt, etc) but am struggling to understand how different the job would be at a growth equity vs. traditional PE. Or...7
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1New WSO ServerHey guys! We are changing our server to a faster one so we'll be in read-only mode for the next couple hours. We'll be back soon. Thanks!7
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Citi versus Evercore both LondonHi Monkeys, I received 2 FT offers as Analyst 1 in London <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>: - <span...7
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+1Discounted Cash Flow - Adjusting GrowthHi All, This is probably a stupid question. But is it normal for the valuation of a company using a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> to go down...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Starting a Career in Investment SalesI recently graduated college and I'm considering an offer to work under a top investment sales agent in a big market (salaried role with potential for commission). The only problem is this is for a regional firm that is not well known outside the market I am currently in. I'm on...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Asked to Cancel Vacation for Deal?Hi All, Posting under a burner account for anonymity, I'm usually fairly regular around WSO. Anyways, have a prospective question for everyone on this forum. I'm an Associate at a small lower MM PE firm(3 Partners, 2 Associates), been here for about a year now, performance has been...7
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1 week 8 hours ago
+1What are your thoughts on pension funds?Hi everyone, First time posting in this section, but been an active reader. I'm currently a mid-level associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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5 days 16 hours ago
+12 offers: which one to take?Big 4 senior here, and have been looking to make a transition into an fp&a role. I've gotten two offers so far, and looking for some opinions on which one to take. Comp is similar between them, so not as much of a factor. Offer 1) Financial Analyst role at a midsize (just over half...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Email analysis- Is this an offer?**Applied for this position through my school's career services direct link and have completed all rounds of the interview process. Just received an email from the HR a couple of days ago, anyone know if this email suggests that an offer is coming? Thanks! ** Thank you for your interest...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Cornerstone vs Capital OneHi everyone. I have two offers that I am considering. One from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/cornerstone-research" target="_blank">Cornerstone Research</a></span> and one from <span...7
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Should I add family office experience on resume? Would it be a good idea to add this temp/contract position I had for three months at a family office that makes private equity investments? Would it be frowned upon? This is really just for having an updated resume ready for IB positions. *Assuming I have relevant <span...7
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1 week 9 hours ago
+1Cornell Hotel School Hey everyone, I'm at Cornell in the ILR school and I am thinking about transferring into the Hotel school because I genuinely like the hospitality education. However, my goal is IB/Trading and I know people break into those fields from all the colleges at Cornell, and especially at Hotel...6
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6 days 6 hours ago
+1Calculating Cost of EquityHi, Bit new to all this and just looking for some help with a problem I have, which relates to determining whether a company should finance an expansion in a new market using equity or debt. Information I have about the company includes current share price, market capitalisation, P/E, ROE,...6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Spontaneous Phone Interview Question Help for Very First Internship Hello everyone! Thanks for reading and for any eventual help I may receive! So today someone spontaneously offered me an over-the-phone interview for a wealth management position. I'm freaking out because I've had no preparation or time to even give this some thought. Any pointers on...6
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+1CRE Debt Questions/DiscussionI’d like to learn more about CRE debt and thought it would be helpful to start a thread here to share knowledge and ask questions. Here are some questions to get the discussion going. Hoping some experts can chime in… •In CRE acquisitions, what are the typical sources of debt used...6
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3 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Any Consultants in Austin or Denver?Hi all, I'm currently a NYC based strategy consultant, but considering making a geographic move in the next 2-3 years. Austin and Denver are very high on my list, but have some concerns about the smallish airports as I am on a typical M-Th travel schedule. Is anyone based in either...6
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6 days 12 hours ago
+1Recruiting cycle for ERWhen is the recruiting conducted for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> full-time starting positions (at <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Brokerage out of college? Wheres best to startIf someone wanted to get into brokerage right after graduating, where is the best market and shop to do so? For those that have done so- how was comp? Just commission at first? Was this difficult?6
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+1What Elite Venture Investors read every morningAwesome interactive data included: https://public.tableau.com/views/TheMost-ReadBlogsofTheBestVCsintheWorld/Story1?:embed=y&:display_count=yes [quote]The blog recommendations were dominated by a few very popular blogs/newsletters: AVC by Fred Wilson No surprise here, Wilson is a...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1What would you do?Quick question for everyone on here. I was offered a boutique IB internship for the summer, but it is unpaid. I have opportunity with another boutique IB which is paid but not until late January. The problem is the internship that is unpaid wants an answer before January. Do I risk saying no to...6
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3 weeks 6 hours ago
+1Any thoughts on DB/Barclays/HSBC in Hong Kong for SA?Hi fellow monkeys & kings of the jungle, Long time reader & first time poster. I am deciding between Deutsche/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span>/<span...6
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+1Housing for BNP summer analysts?Does anyone know where <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas houses their summer analysts/if they provide housing or if they provide a housing stipend?6
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+1Out of curiousity..Consulting into IB into PE - possible? In IB currently**Experience ** 2.5 years of consulting (mix of operational, restructuring & IT strategy) at think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>,...6
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+1Nomura Hong Kong IBD SuperdayI am invited to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/nomura">Nomura</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 hours 20 min ago
+1Do (E)Boutiques bring capital to deals?Hi all, I was just wondering about the following: In what way do places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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6 days 12 hours ago
+1MBB Rescinding Internship OfferHi I'm a college junior who was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> internship in their New York office for this summer. I go to a pretty hard school (think...6
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4 days 7 hours ago
+1Which type of brokerage to utilize? 20-40 Unit MF complexAlthough this may be obvious to some, if one were to want to invest in a MF complex with about 20-40 units, what type of brokerage should one start creating relationships with to start combing through poential deals? Is HFF/M&M/Cushman way too big for those sorts of properties?6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1IBD Interview Question: Can Enterprise Value be negative?I was asked by the interviewer if the enterprise value can be negative. I answered that if cash is larger than the sum of debt and market capitalization, enterprise value will be negative. However, the interviewer said that cash is already included in equity.... Not sure what he really wanted to...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+130 year old at a loss of what to do with lifeContent minimum length is set to 100 characters. 51 to go. 41 to go. 33 to go. 21 to go. 11 to go. 1 to go. Content length (123) is fine. 6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Fair Comp AdviceHi All, Getting a promotion soon because I'm 2 years in. I want to make sure they aren't going to promote just for the title and there will be a fair comp associated with it. I know in the banks they do <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 days 4 hours ago
+1Advice - BVal vs Audit for ERHello Monkeys, I recently received an offer for a boutique IB on the business valuation side. The role includes utilizing <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 days 4 hours ago
+1How many companies do you know?Hi all, I'd like to hear a few numbers about how many companies you cover on a regular basis, how many companies you get to know per year (which means you know them so that you could recommend the company for investing). And, do you think it is efficient to get know as many companies...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Is Calculus One enough?Hey all, I am a freshman at a pretty good semi-target school that only requires Calculus I for it's Finance/Business Major. Once I finish Calc 1 I could be done with traditional math courses for the rest of my college career. I was just wondering if I should consider taking more math...6
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Off-Cycle Internship helpHello Guys, So I am currently a Junior wanna join IB industry. I applied for 100's of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> but have had no luck, not even a...6
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5 days 21 hours ago
+1William Blair Chicago VS RBC NYC SAThinking which one would be a better experience for Tech M&A? M&A within tech group and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> has a M&A product group and...6
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4 weeks 38 min ago
+1How hard is it to go from a financial controller role to MO?I was wondering if someone was lumped into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> accounting, in a Financial controller role how hard is it to move...6
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3 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Bridgewater or Marshall WaceHey everyone, I'm a junior looking to intern at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> this summer. I've received two...6
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1Breaking into CRE To be concise: I'm trying to break into CRE. ** Which starting position gives the best exposure for learning the industry? ** **Brief Background: ** DePaul University Undergrad - Late Junior - Finance Major - 3.98 GPA 1 REPE Internship - 3 months long Other RE experience: Flipped...6
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2 days 6 hours ago
+1Applying for summer in the US?I am studying in the UK as undergrad, is it close to impossible to get a place in the US if I apply for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> there instead of London?6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Oh no! How do I get out?How do you network successfully? Most will answer by walking up to someone whom they have never spoken to before and asking for their name, job description, and future plans. However, there comes the dreaded moment when the conversation is no longer interesting, and there are so many other...6
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2 days 21 hours ago
+1Should I take it?I have an opportunity to interview within <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>'s Commerical Real Estate group with the <span...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Bad luck FT Recruitment, Delay Grad?Hey All, I was unable to receive a FT investment banking offer this semester, and I am set to graduate in May 2017. I go to a target school, 3.5> GPA, good extra currics, and completed an S&T internship this summer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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6 days 7 hours ago
+1Best way to enter top CRE Brokerage Investment Sales using my strengths?I did not finish my undergrad in engineering a while back. Since then I have been managing hotels and was a part of a founding team of a tech startup. I have a lot of experience (almost 7 years) managing hotels/motels for my age (24). It started out in a family business. I also have connections...6
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1 day 1 hour ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1How much should I bend over backwards to schedule an interview?A firm proposed only a couple dates for me to come in for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span>. Problem is, I don't have any time those days between other interviews, classes, and...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1AM Internship Phone InterviewHi everyone, I have a phone interview for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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6 days 22 hours ago
+1Hedge Fund vs. Long Only CompensationFrom reading articles and posts it seems that compensation at long/short hedge funds is typically thought to be quite a bit better (as in much more potential upside) than a long-only fund. However, as an example, if we assume both fund A, which is a typical long/short equity fund, and fund B,...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1CB>IB>CB???...Long story short, I started off my career at a MM commercial bank, and laterald about 6 months ago to a boutique IB and I am now thinking about going back to MM CB, but at a larger MM firm. I'd be making ~$70k all in first year at the CB in a low COL citywith 40 hour weeks, 20 paid days,...6
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1 week 8 hours ago
+1Lower position at BB vs Higher at BoutiqueHi all, What would you recommend for a 2.X years small <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> analyst: 1. Move to a <span...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1MSF student - late decision on bankingHey guys, I won't go into the full story, but I recently decided to go the banking route instead of consulting. I have a few years of data analytics experience and completed a small M&A competition this summer. I'll be graduating from my MSF program this spring. The school has a...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1What would your ideal wife do for a living?I'd say something among the lines of interior design, fashion design, marketing or a personal trainer.6
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26 min 10 sec ago
+1Morgan Stanley Phone Interview (RE)Have a phone interview with MSREI upcoming. Any insights on what to expect? Should I prepared for a lot of valuation-related questions? This is for Europe.6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Small PE shop with no associates so farDear monkeys, I have been approached by a headhunter for an associate position at a smaller PE shop (AUM ~ 1 billion). What really suprised me was the fact that they currently do not have any other associates: they have an investment team with 3 <span...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Should I join Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society?My situation is that I'm currently a graduating senior at a Big 10 school with a signed job offer already (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span>/MO...6
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1 week 11 hours ago
+1Getting bouncebacks from Wells Fargo Cold-emailing.Anyone gotten this from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>? I used the formats posted on this site and found online. [email protected]5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1What are the typical restrictive covenants in hedge fund / asset management industry?What restrictive covenants do you have or have seen? Not work for 3 month, 6 months, 12 month for competition? What was your position? Paid (garden leave) or unpaid? Did you have or positive or negative experience? Did it hinder in any way your career transition? Was the restrictive covenant...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Application to MM bankHi guys, discovered WSO a while ago and benefited a lot from it since, thanks all for the great input! Sorry I digress, as mentioned in title, I have a question about applying to an internship at a MM. To put things in context, I have recently accepted a <span...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Investment Banking to MBA FeederHey guys - So I've been lucky enough to get a Summer Analyst offer at an M&A group at a bulge-bracket <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>...5
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1 week 7 hours ago
+1HELP Off cycle internship: BNP Paribas ECM vs. MM IB M&A (HL/William Blair/Baird/Piper Jaff) (Both London)hello guys, need some help as I currently have 2 offers for off cycle internship and I have to give the answer ASAP: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas in Equity Capital...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1How limited are your choices if you have a 700+ GMAT and a 2.5 GPA (for Masters in Accounting)I've decided that I'd like to come out of the wood work of entrepreneurship and sales, and will begin to apply for Masters in Accounting either in the coming year or next year. I've taken the <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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5 days 12 hours ago
+1Is an internship necessary for getting a FT offer in ER?I'm currently applying to MFin programs at top-10 schools (U.S.) and consider working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> or AM after the program. My...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Chances of getting into ER?Looking to potentially try to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>. My background is: 1) bachelor in finance; 2) master in accounting...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Sale-LeasebackWhat is a sale leaseback? I understand it is when the same seller of the space / property leases back a that same space / property, but what are the benefits for both parties? Example if possible? Thanks. 5
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19 hours 13 min ago
+1Is it normal to have 4 rounds of interviews at small boutique IBs?Just curious about the above question. If so, what's the most number of "formal" interviews anybody's had at a given firm (large or small)? EDIT: Keep in mind I work full-time and all the taking off work to interview is not unnoticed...why can't 3 interviews be...5
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Need an MBA to climb the ladder?It's all in the title .. Do people in PE need an MBA to get promoted to Principal, Partner after the associate stint? It's a bit unclear what happens after the associate level, you do 2 years in IB as an analyst, 2 in PE as an associate, and then what? do you need to get an MBA to...5
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6 days 10 hours ago
+1Cold Calling or Cold E-Mailing?Bankers and PE people what is your preference? Would you prefer a cold e-mail or cold call from a student trying to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position?5
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Information on Eastdil Secured Analyst hours/comp and its culture/reputation in the UK.Hello fellow primates, Have just been invited to interview for an Eastdil Analyst position in the London office and I am seeking the standard comp/hours/exit opps info for this branch. I understand they are new to the UK so there might not be many of you out there with direct/indirect...5
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1 week 19 hours ago
+1HR: "Still interviewing other candidates . . . what are your thoughts?"Recently I completed two rounds of interviews for a position I'm very excited about, whereby I met the whole team. I received several replies to my thank you notes, each indicating I'd hear back very shortly. After more than a week of radio silence, I followed-up with one of the...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Private Funds Advisory Group?Heard about this group briefly in the context of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Am I employable in finance?Hi everyone, Below is my story, hoping to make a transition into finance from advertising, and just looking for a reality check: - been out of school for 2 years - studied economics at UofT, gpa just shy of 3.0 - freelanced throughout uni as a developer - started an ad agency and signed...5
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1 week 10 min ago
+1Best Team At Morgan Stanley?A "friend" has recently received an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in NYC. Which team is considered the best there? Is it the M&A or an industry sector...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1I majored in biology and will pursue an MBA, how can I get into IB or PEI'm 26, majored in biology at a non-target undergrad (think Ohio State, Penn St. etc), did one year of a PhD in biology at a target grad (think Stanford, Yale, etc), and then quit the PhD program (scientific research wasn't for me) to work for a biotechnology start up for a year,...5
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+1Extra semester after accepting FTHey guys, so I am in a weird situation. I accepted a ft offer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> where I interned this past summer. I am slated to...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Equity Research at a Bulge Bracket's Asset Management DivisionCan anybody provide color as to whether compensation for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> within a <span...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Summer Advice Needed Hey guys, Need some advice for this coming summer. Have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> offer at an EB London office and also an offer...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1KeyBank SA vs Raymond James SAI need some advice on which firm to work for this summer in their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>. I would be able to get into Industrials at...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Anyone else get those job rejection letters that say they'll get back to you if things change?I have gotten 3 of those, two from applications and one after an interview. It is a very interesting e-mail, and I am not sure if they really think that they will come back to me if they can't find anyone else.5
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5 days 23 hours ago
+1Black Friday Suit DealsHi all, have any of you heard of any good suit deals this black friday? Looking to expand the wardrobe. Thanks! 5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Is bschool worth it for me? I'm now 4 years out of college and am thinking about whether business school is in the cards for me. I'm having trouble thinking this through on my own and would love to hear anyone's opinions. My questions are whether there would be any direct benefits for my career, and if not,...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1chances? non-target, sub 2.8 gpa, volunteer firefighterQuick question. So I'm in a very nice position where my work hours are not so bad as a software eng, and have the opportunity to join my local fire department as a volunteer firefighter. Which I plan doing. what I'm asking is which profile makes me more attractive to m7+Yale...5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1delete this post -Curious question I had when I was on one of my insomniac late night searches through linkedin for people with a similar background as me who got into top MBA programs, I stumbled across a question; What are friends who drank almost everyday in Ugrad doing now? I was then, as if possessed like a...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Two different definitions of NWC?Need some clarity here The common definition on the internet is current assets - current liabilities, plain and simple. But am I correct that this definition is irrelevant in finance/valuation? In valuation, we use a modified verison of NWC that only includes cash / marketable securities...5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Graduate with 4 month FT500 experience or get more work experience before graduating?Hey guys, I am in my second last year of school and I was recently offered a job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> for a Tech & Ops Business Analyst position and I...5
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1 day 17 hours ago
+1help! what should i do??I am currently a freshman at a non target 4 years university and I plan to transfer to a target school for my junior year. I am wondering if I should transfer to a community college first during my spring semester of freshmen year because I am able to save a lot of money and it will probably be...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1What career path is best for these certain skills?What finance job/industry would you recommend for a person who has the following: -Above average negotiating skills -Loves interacting with people/clients -Able to work in a fast paced environment(not too fast paced though) -Strong and versatile communication skills -Great at building and...5
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9 hours 2 min ago
+1Asset Management Lateral to Hedge Fund Hi Everyone, Recently signed as a 1st year research associate at a large asset manager (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span>/MFS/T Rowe)...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Is Networking Helpful at all for Goldman Sachs SA IB?I am a little confused regarding whether networking is helpful for any part of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> interview process including...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Odds of moving from startup to Venture Capital?I am a senior at a non-target about to graduate in May 2017 with a 3.95+ GPA. I have accepted a FT offer at a tech-startup in LA. They have around 50 employees. They have gone through their latest series B funding with a post-money valuation of $50M+. A potential exit (IPO or acquisition) is...5
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2 days 13 hours ago
+1Maybe a stupid questionHi, Lately I was thinking about a standard interview question. "Please tell me what happens to all 3 financial statements if COGS decreases by x units (in this case let's assume that x=10), I think I have the answer but I would really appreciated if somebody can confirm / correct...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Cold Call/Email AdviceHi guys! Just wanted some advice about cold calling/emailing boutique banks and PE firms - what would be the right procedure for a successful cold call? (i. e. who should I reach out to specifically, how to make the introduction) I have been compiling a list of firms near the metro areas that I...5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1REIT Retail Real Estate Mall Developer Exit OpssI was recently offered a job as a financial analyst on the development and construction team at a major mall developer <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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5 hours 59 min ago
+1VP in BB IB Networking ProblemI networked with a alumni VP from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB this summer and I emailed him through August and September, and talked on the phone...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Matching Dress Pants?So this is a question that I've seriously struggled to find a good answer for. This past summer, I interned in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...5
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4 days 9 hours ago
+1Cross-Department Networking with Alumni. yay or nay?I am networking when I apply for positions at certain companies. I found an alum who is a vp of sales and I thought about reaching out to ask him how he likes the company and the city he lives in. Given that I am taking a rather aggressive apply & say hi maneuver, I wonder if he would...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1BB IBD or corporate VCI have a strong corporate strategy background and am currently with a top tier financial services firm. Have an m7 mba as well. If my goal is to be a buyside investor making a decent amount of money, is it better to go into banking and try to shoot for a MM PE/VC or go into a corporate...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Life Co Rates/ SpreadsHi Everyone, I was wondering what are life companies currently lending at in terms of rate for Core Office in SF/NYC in the 65% LTV range? 5
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3 hours 46 min ago
+1London LevFin vs M&A Exit Ops/ Prestige (GS vs MS)As per the title, how do people rank exit ops of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Does it matter how grey your suit is?Looking to buy a grey or charcoal suit, but there several variants. For example, you have light grey and dark charcoal. Does it matter how grey or the variant of charcoal your suit is? Can someone get away a light grey suit? I've attached an image that shows the variation.5
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5 days 7 hours ago
+1Carlyle "junior analyst" positionIs anyone familiar with the "junior analyst" positions at Carlyle? Looking through linkedin, most in the position seem to be straight from undergrad, mostly from non-target schools, and in different groups like investor relations, fund management, etc. The salary as reported on...5
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1 day 2 hours ago
+1How do I set myself up to have the best exit opportunities once I qualify as an accountant?hi there i'm currently working for a big bank here in London and am about 1/3 way through my accounting qualification and i'm wondering how i can make sure that i have the best chance of moving into something a bit more "<span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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1 day 2 hours ago
+1Will this internship be useful? I got a marketing manager intern position at a small tech start-up that's experiencing a ton of growth right now. I work directly with the founders to bring new users to the site, and I also manage groups of younger <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+1How much does a great freshman and/or soph internship help?Say you had a freshman and soph <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at a bb or eb for ibd, how much of an advantage would you be at for junior recruiting? I...4
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Drink Recs for the Upcoming HolidaysOne classic staple during the holiday dinner parties are the wines. However, this <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/beer-cider-and-wine-for-thanksgiving-when-wine-isn-t-enough">article</a> claims: [quote]cider, craft beer, and whiskey have been on...4
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5 days 7 hours ago
+1Networking groups in NYCHey guys - anyone know of any good networking organizations to join in the NYC metro area? I know of ULI, NAIOP etc. Any more social ones ones? I've heard of NYPEN4
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Questions from a HS studentHello, I'm currently a Junior in High School in Germany, who's thinking about pursuing a career in finance, more specific IB. I did some research and found out that it would be best for me to set my goal on an analyst position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1FT BO Operations VS. part time VC InternshipRecent graduate near major southern city (Houston/Dallas/Atl/Charlotte). - Big state school (SMU/Georgia/UF/A&M/NC State) -Finance/Econ double major - Below 3.5 GPA - Good Finance Internships Have FT offer in operations from a major american bank. Also for part time internship (paid)...4
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23 hours 29 min ago
+1Two quant interview questions (one stat, one programming) - need help!!!In statistics, linear regression refers to an approach for modeling the relationship between a scalar response variable and one or more explanatory variables. a) How would you construct a small data set (less than 50 data points) with 2 explanatory variables, such that both explanatory...4
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1 day 13 hours ago
+1Career advice: go into IBD or lateral to PE?Hey everyone, I'm looking for some career advice. I'm currently an analyst at a mid market PE shop. I started out of school. I ultimately want to either do MF PE or hedge fund, so I'm looking to leave soon. What would the best way to go into those areas? Should I contact...4
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1 day 18 min ago
+1What is the biggest sin for an active manager?In a recent survey, readers of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Institute Financial NewsBrief were asked, "What is the biggest sin...4
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Could Anyone Lend Me A Hand With This Networking Strategy, Please?I am changing my job search strategy and am going to be reaching out to people prior to applying to a position in order to learn about the job, company and the people I would be working with. When **My Action Plan** I would probably reach out, then if they don't reply submit the...3
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Patrick Bateman IRLhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/former-bank-of-america-banker-found-guilty-of-murder-in-hong-kong-1478594100 "Former Bank of America Banker Rurik Jutting Found Guilty of Murder in Hong Kong" "He had slit the throats of both women and put Ms. Ningsih’s body in a...3
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Trump's vow to repeal Dodd-Frank Hey guys, so obviously one of the main items of discussion on Donald Trump's agenda as president is to repeal Dodd-Frank. Many executives have acknowledged that one of the reasons for low productivity growth in this low interest rate environment has been the pile of restrictions, the...3
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1What's the biggest turnaround (personal or professional) you pulled off in your life, and how did you do it?Like the age-old cliche-but-quality interview question: "Tell me about a time you overcame adversity." Except you're pseudonymous on here and not battling HR. *Just saying.*3
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5 days 1 hour ago
+1REIT/Private Market DisconnectEQR is down ~25% YOY yet it seems like luxury apartments in core markets (I can only attest for NYC) are completely unphased on price. Volume is down and properties are getting a handful of "real offers" as opposed to 20 but prices seem to be holding strong. Is this sustainable? Do...3
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6 days 10 hours ago
+1S&P EarningsHey Guys, this may be a very silly question but I am trying to track down the historical earnings of the S&P 500. Everything I am seeing is EPS... anyone have an idea where I can track down GAAP earnings cumulatively for the entire S&P historically? Thanks!3
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2 days 7 hours ago
+14 Skills for those going to/in collegeAn ex-Harvard admissions interviewer shares the 4 skills everyone should have by age 18. <ul> <li>the ability to manage money</li> <li>time management</li> <li>conflict resolution</li> <li>the ability to stay...3
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Large Oil and Gas Company ValuationI was wondering if anyone had an example of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>/NAV/etc. valuation they conducted on a large oil and gas company...3
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4 days 10 hours ago
+1Help! Trying to Get my foot into the doorHello Guys, So, I am currently a Junior studying finance wanting to go into Investment banking. I have been looking for internship for summer 2017 but so far I have had no luck. I have no previous experience in finance and I do not have much knowledge about <span...2
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2 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Tesla Shareholders approve Solarcity AcquisitionAny thoughts with regards to the financial/legal implication(s) of this Acquisiton? Surely this won't end well. From Bloomberg: [quote]Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. officially moved beyond cars and became a clean-energy company Thursday, as shareholders overwhelmingly approved the...2
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1How to stay motivated in a boring projecthello everyone, I recently joined a tier2 consulting firm in M&A advisory and got staffed on a very technical IT project. The client and team is very nice but I find the work really boring and it is affecting my motivation to do great in this project. Any advice on how to stay motivated when...2
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1 week 4 hours ago
+1Top B School from PE Fundraising/Private Placement/Placement Agent/Private Funds Group?Hey there, I was wondering how top B-schools would perceive an analyst experience at a top bank (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>, <span...2
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1 week 6 days ago
+1What's holding you back from networking? #### **Reasons some people don't network:** * They don't like it for several reasons * They don't know how to get started * They are afraid they will mess up #### **What is keeping you from networking?** 2
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Thoughts on Brazil.Do you think US companies should back off with the intensity they are investing in Brazil? Considering how stupid the culture is, I think it is bad investments, particularly Technology. I think it is just the result of a fallacy of one thinking someone must know something I don't therefore...2
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14 hours 34 min ago
+1How Do I Act?As a severly underqualified canadite in regards to university I attend, how should I present myself in interview stages of Tier 1 & 2 Banking companies/consulting. In particular, I have family that set me up for an interview at an F100 company. I am very likeable and calm however am not all...2
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12 hours 49 min ago
+1In-mailing HR after applying to a position?Too aggressive? Have any of you done this successfully? What did you say? I feel its a decent way to stand out but I'm not sure2
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1What is a good example of a charcoal colored suit?Looking to buy a charcoal colored suit, but haven't found a good example of it. People say stay away from black, but isn't charcoal close to black? can someone help me out?2
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5 days 10 hours ago
+1Paid Interns Get More Job OffersIn a report by WSJ's Shayndi Raice, paid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> get more job offers than unpaid interns. This doesn't come as a surprise...2
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4 days 3 hours ago
+14 Tips for Being a Better Leader Disclaimer: My background is in the military so I am unable to fully translate leadership tips to the financial world. That being said, I think that being a good leader incorporates key traits that can be applied to all fields. These points are strictly my opinion and are based on my own...2
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3 days 11 hours ago
+1IB Concern / Washington DCI am considering finance as a possible career path. My major concern is whether after working at a New York big bank for 3 years in IB would I be able to find any exit opportunities in the Washington DC area? I am OK with working in New York for a few years, but would ultimately like to return...2
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1 week 3 days ago
+1For People Aspiring To Network..Use All Your ResourcesI found myself in a rather unique situation the other night and thought I would share with the WSO Network.... About a week ago I ran into a guy I used to live on the same floor with (freshman year) in the library bathroom. It was nice to see him as I haven't in a while and thought it...2
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5 days 6 hours ago
+1How Bruce Lee helps to inspire innovationChanced upon this article detailing some of Bruce Lee's teachings and thought that it contained some pretty useful quotes which we could all apply to our lives. [quote] 1. "The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Preferred Dividends - PIK and CashGuys, Brushing a little bit on accounting. For preferred cash dividend, do you show this on the IS? I know for common dividends, these never show up on the IS and just on the CF as these are not expenses and not tax deductible. But for preferred dividend, was reading somewhere that since...1
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2 days 6 hours ago
+1Resources to Learn about CRE?I am transitioning over to CRE from the residential side originating loans. I am curious as to any materials that would be beneficial for me to learn more about CRE similar to how <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Which Books Should I Read if I Want to Work in a RE Fund as an Acquistions Analyst?I'm a junior analyst doing appraisals for a JLL, CBRE or C&W type of company and I am interviewing internally in order to move there next year. What would be the best way to prepare myself?1
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3 weeks 1 hour ago
+1The Trump Effect on Markets: A Financial (not a Political) Analysis!<div style="text-align: justify;"> <i>I have political views, but I try to keep them out of my classes and my blog posts. I teach and write about <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Top B School from Private Placement/PE Fundraising/Placement Agent/Private Funds Group?Hey there, I was wondering how top B-schools would perceive an analyst experience at a top bank (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>, <span...1
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6 days 22 hours ago
+1Who else loves vintage cars?I love old cars. I've owned a couple '60s Mustang Convertibles, an Alfa Romeo Spider and currently have a couple '70s Mercedes. What these cars lack in modern conveniences (Bluetooth, GPS, etc.), they more than make up for in driving experience and *fun*. So, inspired by...1
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4 days 11 hours ago
+1Perella Weinberg Partners and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & co. to CombineThere were rumors that PWP was looking into TPH and it looks like those rumors have been proven to be true. See the following link: http://www.tphco.com/perella-weinberg-partners-tudor-pickering-holt-co-combine/ [quote] Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”) and Tudor, Pickering, Holt &...1
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1How The Most Successful CEOs Set GoalsThe way we set goals in our society makes achieving those goals all but impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. If you read a lot of the stuff that’s written on goal-setting, it usually contains the same, wrong-headed advice: * Decide where you want to be 10 years from now. * Break...1
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1 day 10 hours ago
+2Cyber Monday: $140 Joseph Abboud Suits (reg. $695)Hi Monkeys, Today, Men's Wearhouse is doing 60% off on their clearance suits, which luckily happens to include a few from Joseph Abboud. I've picked out two suits that are $140-- charcoal and navy-- that are relatively safe choices for interviewing in, or for first or second year...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Biggest risk you've taken questionFor a Risk Management position, how would you answer the question "what is the biggest risk you've taken?" Would like some guidance. Thanks!1
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1trump on markets and investment banks clientshow will trump winning affect the markets and global economy, and more specifically <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and their clients? Thanks!1
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4 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Trump Presidency and the Future of Wall Street (more specifically IBD)Hey guys, Im sure that this has been already been explained throughout the past year but now that Trump will be the new president, what does this mean for Wall Street, investment banking (recruiting, upsizing, downsizing), PE, hedge funds etc? What can we expect? I know he talked about...1
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4 weeks 9 hours ago
+1The Morning BrewLooking for a great way to stay up to date on daily happenings in business and finance? Look no further than [The Morning Brew](http://www.morningbrewdaily.com). It's a great resource to prepare for interviews and to stay informed during hectic summer internships. 1
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7 hours 59 min ago
+1What I've Done in my PE Internship So FarAs a way to give back to the community I decided to give a quick rundown of what I have been doing in my PE internship this summer. Being an undergrad, and seeing PE from the inside is definitely insightful. Everyone's internship will vary, but this is how mine is...1
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Exit Opps: LifeCo Lending vs. CMBS?Considering options here. I'm really interested in the debt side and would be happy with either place, but I was wondering if there are significantly different exit opps if I ultimately wanted to switch to another company or the equity side?1
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Hilarious Consulting Memes / TumblrHi guys, Please enjoy this hilarious tumblr thread focusing on life as a management consultant. I found so many of these relevant. http://whatshouldwecallmgmtconsulting.tumblr.com/1
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1ModelingWhat modeling prep course would be best for just basic cash flow modeling if you had to pick? I don't need to more complex models necessarily but just projecting the statements etc. Thanks!1
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4 hours 26 min ago
+1Does anyone know of any IB's still recruiting for 2017 Summer Analysts?I know most, if not all firms are done recruiting for 2017 Summer Analysts, but was wondering if anyone knew of any firms still openly recruiting. I've heard that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/mizuho"...1
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2 days 6 hours ago
+1MBB (McKinsey) Knowledge Team CareersWhat do the career exit opps look like for those on the knowledge teams? Anyone can speak from experience? Are they still covering the MBAs for those on that team? thank you!1
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+2If Wall Street Doesn't Work OutAs we conclude the recruiting season for SA positions, I know some people are still looking - have no fear Chiquita is still looking too This jobs requires the same if not more hours than IB so - if you really love the hours - here's a great job for you...01 week 1 day ago
+1MIT Sloan Admissions Tips A recent <a href="https://stratusprep.com/10-mit-sloan-mba-admission-tips/">Stratus Prep article</a> listed 10 things that can help you monkeys get into MIT Sloan. The following admissions tips are from a Sloan Alum who has counseled other students on the MBA admissions...01 week 11 hours ago
+1How big is your signature?TL;DR: Study finds that signature size signals sociable dominance and narcissism. [quote]When you sign your name, do you like to fill the available space with bold strokes or is your personal scribble a more modest mark? A group of psychologists from Uruguay, the Netherlands and Curaçao say...01 week 6 days ago
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