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+32WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...932 months 3 days ago
+21A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top MM PE firm. As several other users can attest to, the PE recruiting process can be an absolute grind. After having had some time to reflect on the entire process, I thought I'd share my experience in the hope that it...274 days 9 hours ago
+21What I Look For When Hiring Junior TradersI’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having hired and trained a few throughout my career, I feel fairly...492 years 2 months ago
+21INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...91
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+17How Do We Decouple Income From Work?<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p> <p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...86
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+12WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...16
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+10AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...130
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+9I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anythingI'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc. 52
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+6What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate...73
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+52016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a...171
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+62017 FT S&T ThreadFeel free to post deadline dates and whether or not apps are open on here and I will continue to add. As you can tell, I have more names to add as well so just let me know who I left off and I will add: <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+52016 analyst bonus threadHey everyone. Bonuses should be coming our around now. What are the 1st 2nd 3rd year analyst bonuses looking like at your firms this year?46
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+4How to Read Financial NewsHow do you read your financial news every day? Discerning what kind of financial news to read every day can potentially double or triple your productivity at the desk. Even though some newsletters are your favorites, they might not help you formulate your opinion of the markets. Sometimes,...26
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+4WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="">Click here...231 month 2 days ago
+5Morgan Stanley's advice to summer analystsSummer analysts often have tons of questions, yet they're afraid to ask out of fear that they may be perceived as under-qualified. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Morgan Stanley</a></span>...2
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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="">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...2
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+3Return Offers Summer 2016A lot of us will be wrapping up our SA stints in the next couple of weeks, and if you are like me, you're thinking about return offers. I know each bank is different, but overall, what percentage of SAs will be getting return offers this summer? It will almost certainly not be higher than...635 hours 5 min ago
+4What's the failure rate for aspiring investment bankers? I've been on this forum for some time, and I've noticed that many post their success stories but stories of failure are rare. Because of this, I feel that it's possible that a representation bias may exist within WSO regarding how many people actually achieve their goal of getting...48
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+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment...443 weeks 4 days ago
+2Edgy Resume? Yes or No?A friend of mine is applying for positions in finance now. She is a sophomore at an Ivy and trying to get experience in finance. She is targeting mostly office assistant positions. She showed me a resume template that is really cool and edgy. It's a non-traditional but very clean...47
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+2Coffee recommendations?About to have another all-nighter. At times like this, I've been keeping myself awake by drinking <strong>Death Wish Coffee:</strong> As its name implies, this thing is realllllly strong. Lately though, I feel like it may be a bit too much for me. I'm considering...37
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+2Middle Market IB out of collegeI was wondering if I could get some input on the pros and cons of going into middle market sell side right out of college vis a vis <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+3The Economic Impact of Amortality<p>It may seem that these posts are meandering, but I promise we're getting somewhere. Today I'd like to discuss amortality and the possible economic impacts of people no longer dying with any regularity.</p> <p>What do I mean by &quot;amortality&quot;?...15
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+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="">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...04 months 1 week ago
+1New Goldman Recruiting Process Has anyone applied to Goldman yet and heard back about the video interview yet? Any insight is appreciated. <strong>8/12/16 Update</strong> -- gathered form the comments here's what we presume to know so far: <ul> <li>These interviews are currently being...52
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+1Interviews: Mental health issue as an answer for "Why Low GPA?"I know that this is a touchy subject.. and for a lot of people problems with mental health is a real thing, but for many they tend to discount the severity of such an issue. Furthermore, bankers might think that it may affect the candidate later on if hired which will affect their productivity...22
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+1Best place to take a phone interview or networking call while at work in NYC?I will soon be starting up the lateraling search process and was wondering some good spots that you guys have used in the past to take phone calls. From past experience, the stairwell and tight elevator hallways provide a loud echo and are terrible settings to take a call. What have you guys...20
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...181 month 4 weeks ago
+1FLDP Program Recruiting Timeline?I am looking to apply to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">fldps</a></span> this year and have not been able to find out when...11
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+1Getting Staffed When You're NewFor those experienced consultants who have gone through this, what are your thoughts on going about the staffing process when you're a new hire? If you could share your experience with this I'm sure it would help a lot of incoming associates. 5
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+1Buy/Hold/Sell, do you put your money where your mouth is? I was always interested in this field and had a question that I wanted to address to Analysts or people with knowledge in this domain, How many of your own Buy/Hold/Sell recommendations would you include in your personal portfolio aka IRA account? Are <span...5
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+1madnessYou Americans are blody fools, if you only knew how weak Europe is, you should be much less optimistic !3
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+1WSO Flash Quiz #1 - Win Free Access to WSO's Job Board or Video Library Hey all, we're starting up a new weekly quiz where you can win access to our job board or video library. First person to get all four answers correct wins the access! Contest ends this Friday 8/19 11:59pm et. Winner will be alerted via PM by Monday and has the choice of access to 1 month of...2
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+1Morgan Stanley TMT - Cover Letter ReviewHi, Could anyone help me out by reviewing my Cover Letter for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Morgan Stanley</a></span>. Do you guys think it is too specific and might turn off someone...2
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+1The Key To Success: Being Ultra RichBrowsing around Poets & Quants today I found an old<a href=""> interesting article about HBS's super elite</a>; in this case, the author focuses on Mikey Hess, grandson of the founder of Hess...1
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+1TheStory - Breaking Indelete please02 days 14 hours ago
+1Trading Winternships?please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, please disregard, 01 day 45 min ago
+1Just had video interview with Goldman Sachs, how long wait?I just had a recorded video interview (1st round?) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> for a Compliance, Internal Audit, or Finance division...01 day 7 hours ago
+2Quit BO role before I hit the desk to pursue FO role?3 weeks into my training at one of the top 5 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banks</a></span> and I already want to quit. I am already looked down upon as the...44
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0Confused with career decision- Help Please!!!I’m currently an engineer in the aerospace division of a F50 company. I’ve been in our engineering rotation program for about 2 years now and almost at the tail end of my rotation which means I’ll have to pick a permanent group for the next few years. Throughout my rotations I’ve...7
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0Lied on RésuméHey, so I did something really stupid and lied on my resume. It was for a highly competitive position that I really wanted, so I doctored my transcript before sending it in. Because of this, I feel terrible. I wish I hadn't done something so dishonest, but it is what it is. Originally, I...6
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+2Pick your mentors wiselyAlright chimps, this tale began 11 weeks ago, as I was beginning my internship at a very esteemed mutual fund company (Top 3 AUM). Within the first few days at the firm, I get introduced to my 'buddy' who is supposed to be my mentor for the summer and help me address any concerns that...6
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0Rounded up my GPALets say I have a 3.43 GPA, and I put 3.5 on my resume. I know that this doesn't technically round up to a 3.5, but I know a lot of banks have that as a cutoff. Will this be grounds to get fired or getting my offer rescinded if they check my transcript?3
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+2Summer Analyst Reflection1
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0Sophomore Minority at Target SchoolI'm currently a rising sophomore and a minority at a target school. I have a 3.6 and plan on applying to a lot of the minority programs available for sophomores for <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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0Best Masters in Finance for Investment BankingHey everybody! I was wondering which Masters in Finance have the best track to a career in IB. I'm a recent grad from a top-tier LAC, 3.3 undergrad GPA (played a varsity sport and double majored). I don't have a finance or quant background, although I did the Tuck Bridge Program last...01 day 19 hours ago
0Rutgers MFINA any good? I've applied to the Rutgers Business School Masters in Financial Analysis Program, and have been wondering if it is any good in placing students in investment management jobs. I have an ok <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 day 1 hour ago
0Non-Target BB IB Networking EventHey guys, I'll be attending a networking event at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IB in the next few days, and the event is for our school only...04 hours 5 min ago
0What finance job should I get?I'm about to enter college and would like to have a finance job that doesn't nee much maths, is more focused on stock analysis than on making deals, and from which I can enter the buyside. Info and pay and hours would be appreciated.01 day 20 hours ago
+5The Ivy Lie?I paid dearly for an American Ivy League education and now make shit money in a foreign country. I thought I would be able to stay in the US to get some work but for average GPA internationals it seems that that is almost impossible, especially given the economy. And then I see the people...90
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+4How to NOT send cold emailsGot forwarded the below from another analyst. Email has already made it through a bunch of BBs and MMs. Picture was originally embedded in the email body lol. ----------------------------------- Sorry to borrow 2 minutes from you Good morning [xxx], I'm [xxx], a senior student...87
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