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+49You don't know anything— 5 things to do about itThroughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew. When I interviewed for the job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as...291 day 6 hours ago
+35Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="">here</a>. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.</em> I learnt a lot about failure...162 days 20 hours ago
+22How I got into Banking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in 2006. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> So I'm new here and spent a good deal...10513 hours 33 min ago
+20WSO 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...702 months 4 weeks ago
+13Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot of questions you wish you could ask your boss, but can't. I was at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">bulge...1346 hours 58 min ago
+23Banking vs. The Buy-side: 10.5 considerationsIn the forums I see a lot of questions and comments contrasting banking and the buy-side. It seems many of you are thinking about all the right topics, and I want to share with you some of my insights from my own career at Goldman and Carlyle as well as from working with clients on both...1315 hours 31 sec ago
+10My Experience as a Market Risk Analyst<em>Post any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer!</em> There doesn't seem to be much information on this website regarding this niche role so I'd like to just expand on this and hopefully future readers can gain insight on this function. I...301 day 6 hours ago
+11INTRODUCING: 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="">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...821 week 11 hours ago
+7A Day In The Life of a SaaS Sales Development RepSo, I know this doesn't go in here, but I know the Other Road won't get any views on this or very many, and its not exactly Sales and Trading. I've been working in a sales development role at a hot startup in the SaaS sphere. We are innovating and disrupting in our field, and...242 hours 34 min ago
+95 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Consulting<p>I worked as a management consultant for 4 years.</p> <p>I learned a bunch of stuff about business and strategy and operations.</p> <p>I also learned how to sound smart about something I knew nothing about, and how to use jargon to make simple things sound...1011 hours 42 min ago
+7The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSOThanks to my content intern @Lucas_m" for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 month 1 week ago
+7Value and Taxes: Breaking down the Pfizer- Allergan DealA week ago, I began my series of posts on the drug business, starting with <a href="">my perspective on how the business is changing</a> and then moving on to post on...03 days 7 hours ago
+6WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 52 reps signed up but would love to add 15-20 more. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong...1282 months 1 week ago
+5Thoughts: Marriott Buys Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion<h3>The Purchase</h3> Marriott International, one of the world’s largest hoteliers, agreed to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for $12.2 billion. To be precise, Marriott is going to shell out $11.9 billion in stock and $340 million in cash. Moreover, Marriott...88 hours 25 min ago
+5Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets AnalystSo I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college....619 hours 12 min ago
+5AMA: S&T>>MBBHi guys, To use the cliched introduction, I am long time reader of WSO but never contributed. If you do the slightest bit of data mining on this account, you can see it is brand new, which really shows my level of contribution prior to this date. However, WSO has been a great community that...186 days 7 hours ago
+43 Reasons Canadians Aren’t Seeing Lower Pump PricesCanada is one of the top oil producing nations in the world, producing around 4.3 million barrels per day according the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). You might assume that with crude oil prices testing their August lows that Canadians are seeing extremely low pump prices for...23 days 9 hours ago
+3BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...411 month 2 weeks ago
+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...413 weeks 3 hours ago
+3AMA: Equity Research in HK/SingaporeHey guys, I've been lurking on WSO since my undergrad, and thought it was a good time to give back. A bit about me... Grew up in a Western country, did high school in SEA, university from a top school in Australia. Did everything a bit accelerated and graduated at 19. First job...291 week 1 day ago
+3VP screwed me over at superdayHey all, This is really bugging me. Recently had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> with the regional office of an MM. During one interview, the VP asked where else I was...153 hours 3 min ago
+2Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...541 week 2 days ago
+1Riveting TED Talk on Government Corruption<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/17/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> This is a fantastic discussion about the...1512 years 7 months ago
+2Shots Fired - Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Cryan Says Bankers Still Paid Too MuchFrom Bloomberg: [quote]“Many people in the sector still believe they should be paid entrepreneurial wages for turning up to work with a regular salary, a pension and probably a health-care scheme and playing with other people’s money,” Cryan said at a conference in Frankfurt on Monday....452 days 15 hours ago
+2What would it take for you to leave?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside by DingDong<em> A common thing I've heard across multiple sectors is "I'll leave when the time is right". It seems people are either waiting for the next best thing or some kind of sign - perhaps...245 days 6 hours ago
+2Fund of Funds - let's hear the worst of the worstJust accepted a job and will be transitioning next week - comp is excellent and hours are incredibly reasonable (thoroughly vetted) . I know WSO has no love for the Fund of Funds life, so I'd like to hear what the potential land mines are. Note 1: Not using this to make a decision....224 days 8 hours ago
+2Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...187 months 1 week ago
+2You Can Now Rent A MomA new service lets people rent a motherly figure. “Need A Mom” allows customers to pay for a woman to come and give them emotional support. Which one of you sociopathic monkeys will hire a mom? <iframe width="560" height="315"...165 days 6 hours ago
+2Six things I have learned after joining a top business school (part 1/2)A few months ago I arrived in London to pursue a Masters in Finance at London Business School; though my journey started a few months ahead of this when I did my research into business schools in Europe. London Business School was always within the top five in all the rankings; and more...151 day 13 hours ago
+2The Best Success Stories on WSOPatrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern @Lucas_M", here they are! <a...84 days 13 hours ago
+1M7 MBA Stereotypes Busted!I think this would be very helpful for MBA candidates. I'll shoot first . Was in Chicago visiting Kellogg and Booth, met a handful of current students (& alum) and learned something I found surprising: when looking into PE resources at both schools, Kellogg's was much more...662 hours 55 min ago
+1Where are you now versus where you thought you would be?Like the title suggests, I'm curious to see what kind of path you had envisioned for yourself versus where you are now. I think it would be interesting to get some insight from the more seasoned guys, this way we can get an understanding for how spontenous the market and expected career...264 days 7 hours ago
+1How am I going to compete with everyone else on my internship?I've received an offer for a 6 month M&A internship where the best <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">interns</a></span> are hired full time. Having met the other...2111 hours 54 min ago
+2And the Quants Shall Inherit the EarthNo surprise here. This trend is only going to accelerate, as hedge funds and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">asset management firms</a></span> hire brilliant computer scientists for...1716 hours 46 min ago
+1WSJ - IRS Urged to Focus Audits on WealthiestFrom the WSJ (link inside the post): [quote]"Tax agency spends too much effort on people who make $200,000 to $400,000 and too little on wealthiest Americans, report says.." "In fiscal 2014, the IRS audited 1.5% of tax returns for people with incomes between $200,000 and...153 days 15 hours ago
+1Are Minneapolis/Philadelphia good cities?Regarding Minneapolis... A lot of people's concerns is the weather. I actually don't like hot weather (although I know it gets hot in the summer) and would be dying in the Southwest heat. I love layering up. Minneapolis seems pretty urban for a city its size which is good. Seems...146 hours 25 min ago
+1Starting an Advisory BoutiqueHey Guys, I am an undergrad student in my last year and I have interned at a private equity funds of fund that focused on the lower middle market. I have this idea that I would like to share and get feedback. I hope this doesn’t sound like the kids that want to start a hedge fund or...1313 hours 37 min ago
+1REPE Fund StructuresHey guys, wanted to get your opinion on typical REPE fund structures you have seen. Say you are a private equity fund like Greystar, you raise a multifamily fund where you have LP investors including pension funds, insurance companies etc., and Greystar itself contributes 10% to the fund. You...106 hours 45 min ago
+1Cold Email Template Opinions?Here's my template for contacting boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banks</a></span>. Hi xxx, I am writing to you to see if [firm name] has a...92 days 4 hours ago
+1Lifestyle of an Analyst vs. AssociateHow much does lifestyle (hours) improve moving from 3rd year analyst to 1st year associate? Do associates still get crushed and have absolutely no life?46 hours 13 min ago
+1Things to Read While Pretending to Work – Nov. 26, 2015<strong><em>Things to Read While Pretending to Work</em></strong> is a weekly column compiling interesting and useful articles from across the interwebs. It's designed to be a mental break from work, while also giving you some tangible, actionable advice that will...310 hours 7 min ago
+1What makes Renaissance Tech so great?Everything about their performance over the last 20-30+ years is absolutely amazing. I've been wondering how it is that they can do all of this? They've beaten the hell out of everybody since they've started. 322 hours 23 min ago
+1Will Bain & Co be bought out by a bigger consulting firm?I've been hearing chatter from highly placed people in the Consulting Industry that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">AT Kearney</a></span> (first) and Bain & Co (second) do not have scale...38 hours 54 min ago
+1REIT/REPE Analyst Career PathHello All...Long-time Lurker, Phirst-Time Poster.. Currently enrolled at a State School with Decent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>. Will be...26 hours 55 min ago
+1From One Recruiting Season to the NextMaybe you've been here, maybe you haven't. I've been recruiting for mostly S&T, a little bit of IB and at this point, anything to get me into finance. I'm in my last year at a target in Canada, didn't have SA experience (worked at a tech startup) and had a similar...13 hours 13 min ago
+1Thank You To Our SponsorsWe'd like to thank the Wall Street Oasis sponsors that help keep the community free for everyone and we encourage all of you to check them out below! <strong> <a href="">Clear Admit</a> - MBA Admissions...03 years 2 months ago
+1My Weekly Market Report - Nov 23, 2015<iframe width="420" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <strong>Bio: </strong><em>Liliana Nealon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She emigrated to New...04 days 7 hours ago
+1BTG Pactual's CEO is arrested in RioHere is the news: It does not explain the whole corruption scheme that is happening in Brazil right now (once I find a good article about this in english I'll share), but...02 days 19 hours ago
+1Certificates / AcknowledgementsHello, My resume is terrible at the moment. I decided to major in Finance the year I was supposed to graduate (undergrad), so I am taking an extra year. I don't have much relevant experience besides being an <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 day 11 hours ago
+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...302 months 1 week ago
+1Intern's first office holiday event/partyI am currently interning at big bank and will be attending my first office holiday celebration. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the most of this or advice on how to navigate this kind of event as an intern? 196 hours 50 min ago
+1Offer dilemma HELP!!!Hi: Hedge fund or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>?? which one should I choose? Thanks05 days 23 hours ago
0Accepting Wells Fargo IBD vs. Waiting for BAML SuperdayFor context: This is for a Summer Investment Banking Analyst position. Hey guys, I'm a bit of a predicament. I have an offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Wells...83 days 15 hours ago
0Would you go for BO or FO role?New user here and recently stumbled on this website. The forum is a treasure trove and I have gained valuable insight from reading the posts here. It is kind of a retard question to asked, but I'm caught in a fix. I managed to get a role and has started working in a <span...84 days 9 hours ago
+1Real Estate & Family BusinessOne thing that doesn't come up often here is working within your family's real estate business. My parents own probably $10-15mm in real estate (and they probably have at least 60% leverage on those assets) and I've sort of grown up going to small development sites on the weekends...81 day 3 hours ago
0Which course should I take?Hi! I have to take one course from the other: psychology or philosophy. Which one do you think could benefit me more in IB/ finance in general? I know this is kind of an irrelevant question, but I honestly have no clue. On the other hand psychology could give me insight on the human mind and...42 days 9 hours ago
0Has anybody read this book?It's quite expensive $200 + you have to wait 18 months to get it. What could it possibly have that justifies the cost and the wait? Thoughts? www.firmsconsulting dot com/books/partnership/12 days 5 hours ago
0Thoughts on Pfizer's 160 Billion deal with Allergan?Pretty big news for pharmaceuticals. (link to article is at the end). [quote] The deal values the combined company at $160 billion (including debt), and, as expected, is structured in such a way as to reduce Pfizer’s tax bill by moving its domicile out of the U.S. to Ireland. The companies...12 days 10 hours ago
0Attrition by round for MBB and Tier 2 FirmsTalking about MBA level FT recruiting, for North American offices. If selected for round 1 interview, what % move on to 2nd/final rounds and what % of those who moved on to 2nd/final rounds got offers? (example: ten 1st rounds to five 2nd rounds to two offers, so 40% 2nd round yield rate)....117 hours 16 min ago
0China Blacklists: Foreign ESL Teachers, Schools, Agents, Job & Internship Scams - Reviews & TestimonialsSo you want to work or intern in China? The sharks are waiting for your inquiry so go ahead and call or send your email. Within hours you will be contacted and told everything you want to hear - except the truth. You will not be told the most important stuff... * China's legal...02 days 22 hours ago
0My Story - I love researching stocks, no BS, I enjoy learning how businesses operate and what makes them profitable.About a year ago as a sophomore microbiology major I opened a brokerage account after a TD Ameritrade commercial caught my eye. I figured the average return of the S&P was better for my small savings than a .0004% savings interest rate. A month later I was <span...02 hours 33 min ago
+1Already have a lot of money...should i really go into banking?<em>Mod Note (Andy): See the great comment below by user APAE</em> At risk of sounding totally entitled and arrogant, I'm just gonna ask it the way it is... I'm 20 and have have inherited enough money that I probably have a higher net worth than most MD's I would...553 hours 24 min ago
0Want to be an investment banker, please help Hey Wall Street oasis, I've known about your guys' site for like 5-6 years but this is my first time posting and making a serious thread. Basically I want to be a banker, I want to get through business school ( a good one ) and get a job as an associate or analyst for a big bank like...58 hours 32 min ago
+2Racism or harmless micro-aggression? For those of you who are familiar with my views, I'm an unapologetic conservative and have been very critical of race hustlers and SJWs. However, the line between racist statements/acts and misunderstood microaggressions can sometimes be a thin one. I just experienced such an incident a...456 hours 4 min ago
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