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Life Goes On...<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/19/11</em> [quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors...10258.02
Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 7/21/13 The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance...7644.76
Common Pitfalls of Early Analyst Life & UnemploymentI wanted to share some insight on what it’s like having been through a few things after graduating from college. For reference, I graduated from a non-target school and got my first job within 2 months of graduation. It was a long-term temp.-to-perm. at a <span...1920.19
Week 4 of IBD Internship: Initiation<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted 10/17/13</em> <em>The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our updated <strong><a...3514.35
My Story: From Trading Floor at UBS To Entrepreneur on Kickstarter“I wish I had this chance if I was your age again.” - said my MD when I resigned in April 2013. (He wouldn't let me later go until August) Hi Gorillas, Orangutans, Baboons, Monkeys, and Chimps: I’m a former equity salesperson at UBS Investment Bank (S&T, APAC) that left in...1513.15
Overview of Leveraged FinanceWe have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As...3411.34
Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")Earlier this year I quit my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> job after 4 years on the grind. I didn't quit to do an MBA or because I got a...3211.32
PERE 50 2015 - Real Estate Private Equity RankingsI haven't seen it posted here and I used to post them annually, so here it is - the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. Still, there are some newcomers (Greystar, Almanac) and a couple of big falls and rises. If nothing else, it's good...139.13
Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/27/12</em> When you’re meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the <b>topic of work is never far off</b>. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation’s lacking...638.63
Is your CEO worth his (her) pay? The Pricing and Valuing of Top Managers!It is the time of the year when stories about CEO compensation are the <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/target-ceos-2014-pay-package-totals-28-2-million-1430227494">news of the day,</a> and investors and onlookers alike get to ask whether a CEO can really be worth tens...88.08
My review of online dating sites If you are a single straight guy living in NYC, you would be doing yourself a great disservice by abstaining from online dating. Yes, I used to look down on these apps as "beneath me," something only desperate losers use. That may have been the case in the past, but it is now the...877.87
My FT Recruiting ProcessI've been seeing a lot of posts about FT recruiting and networking, so I decided to share my FT recruiting experiences and offer some advice on the process. <h3>Background: </h3> Non-Target school SA at a MM firm Incoming 1st year at <span...327.32
INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...776.77
"Wife Bonuses" - Allowances of the Upper East SideA New York Times writer put together an article on the wives of rich and powerful men in the upper east side. There's a lot of absurdity in the "national geographic" way the writer describes their lives and an obvious liberal, feminist tilt given the publication, but there is a...576.57
WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the 2015-16 school year. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong communication skills who are willing to commit until May 2016 (and beyond). Phone interviews will be conducted during...1226.22
Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...405.40
Over-HypedSo Im sitting around this evening (Out of the office) and just wanted to share my insights in IB. I work at a top EB and by pretty much all definitions am a gunner. I have taken on an average of 2/3 staffings a week since starting. Ive picked up double weekend staffings and double friday...405.40
Ask DickFuld May 2015Ready to answer questions...2345.34
AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund TraderI did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background: -Discretionary trader at a large hedge fund, focusing on credit and...275.27
Ex-McKinsey consultant here answering questions for at least a couple daysLeft "The Firm" a little over a year ago. I've been meaning to do this and just never got around to it; no time like the present! I'm doing an AMA at r/consulting on reddit as well, in case you run across that. I joined <span class='keyword_link'><a...774.77
Adderall is creating a Brave New WorkplaceThere is no better place than WSO to ask this - <strong> are psychostimulants gradually becoming mandatory workplace drug in the US? </strong> Americans work longer hours and take fewer vacations than most others in the developed world. And God knows people in finance get worked...514.51
Top 20 Hedge Funds ListExcellent 2015 edition of the Barron’s Best 100 Hedge Funds list. Many of the funds on the list fly under the radar on WSO. I am sure that people working in the industry have heard about most of those these funds, but probably ca. 50% have never been discussed/mentioned around...244.24
The weak post-MBA finance job marketWhat's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wanted banking got it, but aside from that there are very few...1194.19
Esset Koyal Group Capital Management: Tesla Powerwall Akun hyvä alku vihreämpää maaSen lisäksi luksusautojen Tesla on nyt uusi yritys, joka voisi pikakäynnistys laajamittainen siirtyminen perinteisistä energialähteistä uusiutuviin niistä. Teslan toimitusjohtaja Elon Musk käynnistettiin tänä viikonloppuna Tesla energia sviitti, valjastaa voiman auringon asuin- ja...54.05
Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-make-vp-in-private-equity), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the <span class='keyword_link'><a...04.00
If you could do it all over...Knowing what you know now what career path would you have taken? or If you were me, what would you do for a career? I spent the past 10 years flying a military jet, I'm going to a top 10 business school this fall. The ONLY experience I have outside of the military or high school...543.54
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...373.37
Georgetown University MSF Program - In PersonHey guys, just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Just spoke with the program and they are going to be rolling out a flex option for students. There will still be the remote option for those working around the country, but there will also now be an on campus option for those local or wanting to...163.16
IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!<b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company...163.16
A Q&A Interview: Recruiting, Bonus Bucket Placement, And Starting A BusinessWhat’s up guys and gals! Ben from <a href="http://www.charismaoncommand.com/">Charisma On Command</a> here, and today I’ve got a fun Q&A interview to share with you. Why? Because I had a reader email me recently with a bunch of thoughtful questions about starting...103.10
Part 2: Reinsurance - Insuring the Insurer<h3>What is Reinsurance?</h3> Reinsurance is a transaction “whereby the reinsurer, for a consideration, agrees to indemnify the reinsured company against all or part of the loss the company may sustain under the policy or policies it has issued”. In plain English, reinsurers...43.04
An ex-Goldman Sachs insider’s 10 tips on how to sail through investment banking interviewsMark Hatz has worked four years for firms like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...13.01
Know Anyone Involved In A Scam?A couple of my dumbass fraternity brothers have been selling and recruiting for Ignite/Stream energy for a few years now. If you aren't familiar with the company, it's a pyram...<span class='keyword_link'><a...502.50
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...402.40
Best Property TypeNow I know this is a question that does not necessarily have a correct answer however I would be curious to hear what everyone thinks is the "best" property type. Assuming you can only develop an expertise in one property type and that will be your niche for the rest of your career...352.35
Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342.34
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...192.19
AMA: Consulting > F500 > bschool/startupsHey all - been part of the community for several years now. Figured it was my time to lead one of these. Background: worked several years in management consulting before transitioning to a strategy position at a F500 company. <!--break--> Also recently accepted to a number of M7...182.18
The 4-Hour WorkweekThe next 10 minutes you spend reading this might be one of the top 10 most life-changing events of your life. Reading the book was one of the top 10 most life-changing incidents of mine. <em>The 4-Hour Workweek </em>is the manifesto of a new and better worldview, a profoundly...162.16
Part 1: Insurance 101This is part of a mini-series I hope to continue about breaking down how insurance works. If there are any topics people would like to see covered, please let me know. I hope to cover a lot of different topics, as insurance is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. About 1% of the U.S....132.13
The Importance of LinkedIn for StudentsI am a rising sophomore and aspiring buy-side analyst at a Canadian university. I thought I'd share the importance of LinkedIn and how it has helped me contact alumni and expand my network. I attend a small school with a tight knit alumni base. Due to its smaller size compared to other...112.11
BUND UGLY<em>Mod Note (Andy): Originally published 1 May 2015 in The Daily Dirtnap. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at...72.07
7 Tips on Reneging So you were a summer intern at Company A and got a return offer for FT after you graduate. Congratulations! Except now that you’re half way through the fall semester you are starting to have doubts on whether you should have accepted that offer. Or maybe you were approached by a recruiter from...62.06
Drones are taking overDrones are not just for military use anymore. They're available to everyone, and have provided views and vistas we've never seen before. The best thing about them: <u>mobility</u>. They can just get anywhere. Military, spying, creating amazing footage, agriculture,...52.05
The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto: A book review.When I read this book for the first time, back in the early 2000’s, it left an indelible impression. The themes and thesis of this modern classic come to mind repeatedly over the last few years, especially in light of the recent financial crisis. Not only does it give a view of where we...42.04
Texas Recession - Zero Hedge EditionI just saw this posted on Zero Hedge. The state of Texas has the highest announced job cuts of any state by a LONG SHOT. I don't suppose this should surprise anyone here given the current pricing challenges in the industry for the producers, and all things that factors into. Some of the...32.03
My Story: No-Name School to Sr. Associate at MM IB - A Less Traditional Route<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p> <p>I know these types of stories are a dime a dozen these days, but I&rsquo;ve been a consumer of WSO posts for a couple of years now, and have felt&nbsp;it&rsquo;s time to be a...22.02
Corporate World: Those who live by claws die by claws - lessons for new internsSo why makes the corporate world so hard sometimes? I will explore this topic very briefly. They say those who live by claws die by claws. This is true to a great extent, particularly in the financial services. Thats's one reason why there are no 60-something in the <span...12.01
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Greetings, from cubsfanatic8228Hello! I have mostly posted on Monkey Around and a few other forums here and there. But figured I might as well post here for a brief intro for what it is worth. I graduated from a non-target in 2011 looking to get into AM. Spent a year and a half in Back office doing Mutual Fund and...12.01
Learning how to Lead: Extracurricular Lessons at Business SchoolWhen I first began applying to business school, I had a very myopic view of what I would learn. I was 27 years old with limited career experience so I incorrectly assumed that my key professional weakness was a lack of technical business knowledge, such as accounting or <span...02.00
WSO - What Do You Hate?Ok, time to let me hear it...we just went through a BIG upgrade & redesign, so first off THANK YOU for your patience. I know it wasn't the smoothest jump in the world and things were pretty messed up there for a few weeks! The site is faster and in my opinion, much cleaner/better,...931.93
Most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? Like BX Tactical Ops or GS SSGWhat are the most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? I'm just curious. 411.41
Who is tops in Hong Kong/Asia right now?I'm from the US but now in HK. Investment bank reputations on this side of the world are kind of throwing me off - would be nice to have a ballpark overview of banks here. For example, it was a shock that <span class='keyword_link'><a...271.27
Which offer should I go with? (Freshman Summer)So summer is pretty much rolling in and I don't have much time to waste. I am currently a freshman and I am hoping to leverage this summer for next year. I am hoping to get some sort of Sales and Trading/ Boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a...271.27
AMA 1st year associate sell-side credit research at BB in LondonHi All, I've been lurking around WSO for a very long time, and a lot of the information on this website had a big impact on helping me land where I am today, so I thought I'd give back and provide advice to anybody who wants to find out more about research in general and more...271.27
CFA Prep OverloadI'm sure this topic has been beaten to death but I am starting to prep for the December <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level I. ...241.24
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...181.18
WSO NYC Happy Hour: Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30PM, Galway HookerThe next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the first happy hour of the spring season! All are welcome. <strong>Repeat visitors encouraged!</strong> Location: Galway Hooker Pub, <strong>please say "WallStreetOasis" at the door and the bouncers/staff will...171.17
Pre-MBA Associate - Comp advice needed!First off, it's been some time since I visited WSO, but wanted to thank the site and its community for providing a great platform to help me break into banking 5 years ago! Anyways, I've recently received a Pre-MBA Associate offer from a first time fund (~$100M, 3 partners and 1...161.16
Life in Corporate ParadiseYou wake up at 6:01 Immediately your neuro-HUD shows a 0.5$ debit to your account due to having slept in trademark “iWhite” sheets. Your sleep cycle has been recorded entirely by Google Inc. Neuroogle’s biosense app and a full register of your brain waves and other bodily activities...151.15
AMA: M7 admit (from consulting/industry)Led one of these in the consulting forum, figured I would do one with a bschool slant for application specific questions. Background: Recently accepted to several M7 bschools. Worked several years in management consulting before transitioning to a strategy position at a F500 company. ...141.14
Hedge Fund Love & Hate: Loeb v. BuffettWhat is your favorite criticism of hedge funds? My personal favorite was uttered by <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/live/berkshire-hathaway-50th-shareholder-meeting-updates/an-update-on-buffetts-hedge-fund-bet/">the one and only Warren Buffett:</a> [quote]Mr. <span...131.13
2015 Bonus Speculation / ChangesI know it's early, but has anyone received any sort of clue as to what 2015 bonuses should look like for analysts, assuming the market maintains the status quo? Assuming that the ibankers here who have seen multiple bonus rounds would be able to add some solid input. Reason I ask it...131.13
Is RE Development Right For Me?​I've been considering giving up on my Wall Street dreams and pursuing a career in RE development. Better hours, less repetitive job duties, and more entrepreneurial opportunities for people without an 8 figure net worth make the field seem a lot more interesting to me. I feel I would...101.10
Life at a small REPE shopI'm evaluating an job offer from a small REPE shop. Right now I work at a larger shop and as such I'm only responsible for a small piece of the acquisitions process and with no involvement in dispositions or <span class='keyword_link'><a...91.09
How to become a hedge fund manager from scratch?Hi everyone, I am Newbie from Germany. So excuse my language and grammar ;-). My professionel background is large-cap investment banking, private equity exposure in Europe and currently Big4 transaction services in Frankfurt. Since I am not challenged enough and bored out in my current...91.09
Comp NegotiationHey Guys, Posting this on behalf of my girl friend: She currently has an associate offer for a large real estate company in their acquisitions group. She thinks it might be slightly low, but is concerned with the potential pitfalls of negotiating her salary. She originally worked at a...91.09
Credit L/S vs Equity L/SHi guys: Can someone comment on the difference between credit L/S and equity L/S hedge funds in terms of thought process please? I understand that they look at different parts of capital structure, and I guess credit L/S funds also look at duration, convexity etc to make money. Are there any...91.09
What are M&A analyst positions at F500 companies like?I will occasionally get a recruiter from a F500 company reach out to me about these positions. Is this essentially a buy-side M&A role? What are the hours and pay like?81.08
Recruiting interns: interviewer sideHi fellow monkeys, I have been mandated with the responsible task of conducting first-round phone interviews for an intern position in my team (I'm currently an Analyst). My question is (1) how do candidates prefer receiving their rejection, in the least painful way possible, and (2)...71.07
Bringing a cot for SA internship?Hi guys- I'm set to start my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...71.07
Best Industry GuidesHey guys, I will be starting at a buyside shop as a RA this fall. Previously I was in banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, so <span...61.06
Currently a Corp Dev Associate, in my situation, would you go to bschool (PT)?I worked at a boutique for 2 years and currently work at a $3B subsidiary of a F50 company on their corp strat/dev team. Atm, all the associates have MBAs, and I was hired in with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...61.06
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Moelis NY vs EVR NYHey guys I have analyst lateral offers at these places. Im still stuck between doing Career IB or going the PE route. I will be doing a third year analyst stint at both these places. Would appreciate any input. Both offers are generalist.51.05
PE Excel TestI have been meeting with a PE firm and they are now bringing me in for an "analytical test" which I take for an excel model and maybe starting with Argus. They specialize in lending on transitional CRE. I wasn't given any guidance as to what I should be expecting with the...51.05
Acquisitions Internship with Real Estate P/EHey everyone, was just offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> with a small and new (5 years old, 10 employees) real estate private equity firm. The...51.05
BB IBD vs MBB Consulting for public sector exit opps?Hey WSO, Let me preface that I don't want this to get into a leveraged sellout-esque pissing match over which group of professionals has the biggest dick. I have these two paths ahead of me and I want to know which is best for me, given my goals. I don't intend to do either in...51.05
Insider Look into Equity Research: Tips & perspectives on industryHey all, I've been on/off the site and have found some users post great topics in terms of providing great insight into the industry. Would like to pay it forward in a small way and offer some perspectives. i've worked in the buy side and obtained the <span...41.04
2015 Goldman Diversity Leadership SymposiumDid anyone get an invitation to this event after applying to the undergraduate camp? I'm wondering why the event would be for Salt Lake specifically, as opposed to their SF or LA offices. I did hear that their first <span class='keyword_link'><a...31.03
Resume Fonts: Best and WorstWhich font to use on your résumé is <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-font-for-a-resume-0">not a new topic.</a> In fact, for those of you interested in reading the best résumé and cover letter posts can find them in <a...31.03
Take the offer in S&T or reapply to IBD?Hi there, I'm a first year student at a target in the UK and was fortunate to get into a spring week in London, which is used to pipeline some of first-year <span class='keyword_link'><a...31.03
Is a Correction Right Around the Corner?With the S&P (up 211% since march 2009) recording its longest period without a correction since the mid 1940s and U.S. equity flows completely abandoning a correlation with S&P price action, a correction may be quickly approaching.[quote] "We have to be on edge about a...31.03
Perella Weinberg Banker Accused of Insider TradingAfter firing its head of restructuring and four other bankers, PWP is back in the news. Apparently, a PWP banker was tipping his father about the pending healthcare M&A transactions, "that allegedly reaped more than $1 million in illicit profit -- and helped pay for his...31.03
What do you really do in Investment Banking?I'm curious.. I understand the broad overview of investment banking (e.g. M&A, Capital raising, etc.), but what do all of you do exactly (down to the usage of the specific databases)? From what I have gathered so far: Stage 1) VP & above will network with clients. Deal process...31.03
Practice, man. Practice? We're talking about practice. Practice?!I just received a interview notification for next week. I haven't practiced in half a year. I interviewed a lot last fall, and was not expecting to land another interview this Spring. I need a lot of practice. Does anybody want to practice a case over skype/hangout in the next 7 days?21.02
Sophomore Summer: Which PE Internship to take?Hi WSO, I'm currently finishing up my sophomore year, and luckily I have options this summer with two small private equity shops, and I was looking for advice on which one to take. One of these <span class='keyword_link'><a...21.02
Stock & Bond Market Analyses (4/20 - 4/24)<b>Stock Market Analysis </b> It was a profitable week on Wall Street. Large and small stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 and Russell 2000, respectively, both gained over 1%. The biggest advances occurred in Technology and Cyclical issues while Non-Cyclical and Energy stocks...11.01
5 Tips to Help your Cold Email Transfer to a CallComing from a non-target, I am very familiar with the cold email. It is a very useful networking tool when you know how to do it right. I've refined the process over many failures, and success has followed. I’m not going to guarantee you your dream internship or career, but these tips can...11.01
The Best Summer Internship Tips on WSO<em>Another compilation post by my content intern @Lucas_M, we hope you find these helpful!</em> <b><font size="3" color="black"><span class='keyword_link'><a...01.00
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One of Balmoral International Group Rare been Searched"Adolphe Bridge- A Crossover" Adolphe Bridge (Luxembourgish: Adolphe-Bréck, French: Pont Adolphe, German: Adolphe-Brücke) is an arch bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The bridge takes road traffic across the Pétrusse, connecting Boulevard Royal, in Ville Haute,...01.00
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The CFA Cram Plan: The Last Minute Guide to the CFA ExamsFeeling like you're running out of time?<br> <br> OK, calm down and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.300hours.com/1/post/2013/04/dead-busy-improve-your-focus-with-1-minute-mini-meditations.html" title="">take a few deep breaths</a>. For whatever...01.00
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
Non-Target to BB IBD Dudes, I've recently accepted an offer to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...260.26
AMA- Target to megafund Straight out of collegeHey WSO, I'm posting this in a new account because i want to maintain my privacy but give back to the community. Happy to take questions. My story: I went to a target school and wanted to be an engineer at first. All my friends started to drool over investment banking <span...150.15
European banks - good idea right now?What does everyone think about getting into European ibanks right now (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...50.05
DTZ buys C&WFor wayyyy too much money. I feel like this is good for other established brokerages. 20.02
Advice for a Wharton Undergrad exchange studentHey guys, I'm a student studying at Australia, I was recently offered to study at uPenn, specifically Wharton for one year as part of my degree. My main concern at the moment is my financial situation (I come from a middle income family), my uni recommended to bring at the very least...22-0.78
2015 FT BB IBD NYC Taxesdelete14-0.86
when to end a networking relationship that is not yielding any value to you?So as well all know in banking,business,finance,and life. Relationships are formed to create some type of value for both parties; in the personal spectrum this relationships are supposed to create bonding and emotional value for us (ex. family members, friends, significant other). In the...9-0.91
Do you guys use pickup lines at clubs? Whats your approach?So what is your game at clubs? Im good at talking to girls at bars but am totally clueless about what to do at clubs. Too loud for me and its like being in a frat party only with more mature crowd so no random hookups Anyways, Last night me and 2 buddies of mine went to this top club in nyc....9-0.91
Dellavedova is dirty? Or just playing hard?Just wondering what you guys think of Dellavedova's plays over their last two series. To me, in the Bulls series he was very much trying to instigate with Taj, but I don't really remember anyone else having that opinion. Fast forward to Hawks Game 2, loose ball on the floor and he goes...9-0.91
Alternatives to IB with more life-work balanceHello, I was interested in knowing about other jobs similar to IB, with more or less the same pay but less weekly hours(around 60 weekly hours), so that I would be able to have a healthy life and a bit of social life. I have heard that PE and some Hedge Funds provide this kind of jobs. Now...8-0.92
Preparation for an IBD SA I just wanted to start a regular discussion on how other WSOers are getting ready for the summer. I know that the general advice is to "get some rest" because a lot of what you will do on the desk is so specific that your preparation won't really help. I've seen this first...5-0.95
Resume Review--anybody want to give me suggesions? I'm aiming for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> & Big 4 Management/Strategy Consulting. 4-0.96
Hey :DIntroduction: High school student in a New York suburb (ok, northern NJ), aspiring to major in finance, likely to become an investment banker. Any advice? Any myth busters? I know investment banking is one of those careers that seems glamorous but is really filled with sleep deprivation...4-0.96
Apply to B-School this year? next year? both years? Any advice is appreciated!3-0.97
How to dress for the buy side?Hey Guys, I have an internship in a PE shop in NYC this summer. I am starting to buy my wardrobe for this summer, but I am unsure how to dress for the buy side. There are lots of threads regarding what to buy as a SA, but they are all for <span class='keyword_link'><a...3-0.97
Rising sophomore IB chances3.75/4.0 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> Rising sophomore finance major at Pitt (non-target) Very involved at School What are my chances?...3-0.97
Best alternative Job to IBI'm still in college, and my main goal is to break into IB. However, I'm aware it is very difficult, so I was thinking about a plan B just in case I don't get a FT offer. Is Corporate Finance the best path to take in the absence of IB FT offer? If it is, what is the...2-0.98
The Greatest Font EverThis is easily the nicest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-font-for-a-resume-0">resume font</a></span> I've ever seen. WHAT IS IT???2-0.98
Prestige: Stifel vs. KBWAfter the merger - while analysts are still unsure of how to populate their resumes....which of these names has more prestige overall? i.e. Would a future employer rather see <span class='keyword_link'><a...2-0.98
Intern Question - Business Pro no tie ???Hello Everyone, I will be working in NYC this summer within FP&A with some risk and forecasting. I recently reached out to my manager about dress code, and he responded - "Business pro is fine. No ties." I'm just confused about exactly what this is , because...2-0.98
Truth about boutiques that don't underwrite, Advisory-only boutiques Although I am no longer with the sell-side, I do have a fair amount of contact with them every now and then. This discussion of underwriting and risk-taking is an age-old one. The research team takes positions, put money where their mouth is because, hey why should we listen to you if you are...2-0.98
Which Alternate Quant Classes to take for Top 10 MBAWhat kind of quantitative classes should I take if I am taking extension courses for an alternate transcript to make up for low grades in my undergrad econ/math classes? Can I take finance-related classes like valuation/derivatives/statistics or do they want to see differential calculus/linear...1-0.99
On the importance of accounting Fundamentals are all we have with certainty. Technicals need "guessing," not matter how sophisticated your "guess" work is (using full-blown real analysis), it's a guess. Recently the bond markets don't seem to care about the fundamentals at all. Mis?(depending on...1-0.99
BB from Middlebury?Hi guys, So I'm pretty much done with high school, attending Middlebury next year as title suggests. I've always wanted to do medicine, which I thought didn't require undergraduate prestige (for lack of a better term), so I didn't really put a whole lot of effort into high...1-0.99
Provincialism and Wall Street At a networking event a few years back, one gentleman who I believed was one of management in technology at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> described Citi's top-line strategy as...0-1.00
Learning to Hustle (AYA #2)Moved to blog http://ayainsight.co/0-1.00
What kind of jobs should I be looking for when I graduate?Please only answer this if you are over 25 and have experience in the industry. I don't want to be misguided. I am finishing my junior year at NYU on tuesday. I think my <span class='keyword_link'><a...0-1.00
Informational Interview for JPM advice, recommendations, and suggestions??I have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> scheduled with <span class='keyword_link'><a...0-1.00
Grin and Bear It - What's the Funniest Shit You've Had To Fake At Work?Edit: My story was a bit too specific, but what have you had to suck up and endure at work?41-1.59
IB money Really??Hey All, My name is Ryan Abdullah. I am 16 years old and am a prospective Wharton undergrad student ( you recommend? ) . I will be applying to college in 1.5 years. I am planning to apply to all target schools for undergrad. I then want to join IB and then switch to <span...8-1.92
M&A jobs? Not compatible with the changing labor market? Having seen American Psycho while growing up, I have always thought that M&A was where top people worked. Over the years, I have learned that this was not the case. It's a graveyard for some. A few will make a career out of M&A or deal-making. Revenue-generation in M&A is...5-1.95
Non-MBA Masters in Finance: Is it worth it? The short answer is yes absolutely. But that's not the right question. The right question is "are the Master's seen as worthy by practitioners?" Unfortunately, due to much ignorance, practitioners do not value university education. Partly because we don't trust the...2-1.98
PRESTIGE RANKING VERY INPORTANTHey everybody, Just a quick question here regarding prestige. Could you please rank the prestige levels of the following haircuts: 1. Patrick Bateman with clean shave 2. Charlie Chaplin middle part 3. Flat top crew cut 4. Side part with Hitler Moustache 5. Joe Dirt mullet Just...2-1.98
How to get internship after freshman year?I will be attending Notre Dame this upcoming fall, and have already connected with some analysts/associates/VPs at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, <span...0-2.00
Doesn't Duke MMS have horrible IB placements?Only 2% (Small correction: it's 4%, not 2%) of class of 2014 got into IB. Really? Is it even worth considering applying there? The Fuqua brand name has kinda diluted. Or am I wrong? I think LBS MiM is much better because it's a well known business school around the world, so if even...56-2.44
Married monkeys of WSO, how do you deal with your wife's farts?More importantly, how miserable is your life now that you have to sleep next a farting machine? 33-2.67
Hey All, hear me outHey All, My name is Ryan Abdullah. I am 16 years old and am a prospective Wharton undergrad student ( you recommend? ) . I will be applying to college in 1.5 years. I am planning to apply to all target schools for undergrad. I then want to join IB and then switch to <span...22-2.78
LinkedIn Profile: Put "Incoming Summer Analyst" now or wait one month to do so?Hi all- so far most people at my school who have received SA offers (I would say about 70-80% or so), have put "Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst" on their LinkedIn profiles. This isn't just something that is particular to my school--I've noticed that students at...13-2.87
How do you research a company?I'm applying for an insight day (UK) and so I have to answer this, "Please summarise a recent event or development relating to local, regional or global activity that impacts our industry." I know nothing about J P Morgan. How do I go about researching them? How do I...10-2.90
Lowest Analyst Bonuses for 2015What is the lowest bonus paid to an IB analyst on the street in 2015? Let's get those bottom tier banks the recognition they deserve!9-2.91
What to do now and beautiful women in financeSo some stats on me, just graduated from a non-target state school (had to go to due to financial reasons, I have graduated with $0 debt :-) ), <span class='keyword_link'><a...36-3.64
Bulge Bracket 2015 RankingsHere we are again. Another person has posted another useless post. But, I guarantee I am not the only one who is simple curious for shit's sake. Again, I am sure these mean nothing, but I (and I am sure many others) are just curious what others think and it would be cool to see how things...15-3.85
"Oh boy, another high school student here seeking advice!"Hello, Before I get to the part where I ask for advice and other help, I just wanted to say that I know it is extremely rare to hire, or even look into, young students who are interested in starting early. However, with recent encouragement from my father (who received an MBA from Harvard)...2-3.98
Why are people so stingy with connections?When asking for contacts to help with job searches, etc. Why are some so stingy with their connections? It's a JOB, not "free money". I don't understand it, what do they have to lose? Networking is such a chore today, it's almost like begging (begging for an internship,...9-4.91
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Emory Goizueta vs UT Austin McCombs ( non - BHP ) - UndergradI was lazy AF in high school and I didn't get into any ivies, northwestern, g-town, duke, ect. Probably should have tried harder. Boston College isn't giving me any FA because they're assholes. Anyways, I'm left with Emory and UT Austin. Assuming that I don't get a...16-5.84
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