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+71Life Goes On...[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 from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...108
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+34Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE ExitsI received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">PE interviews</a></span>. ...683 years 4 months ago
+27WSO 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...921 month 1 week ago
+18Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...27
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+18INTRODUCING: 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...88
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+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...523
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+13Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="">WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this...31 month 1 week ago
+12From Hedge Fund to Corp Fin to M&APhewwww, it's been a strange ride, fellas. I would like to gloat about my recent career revelations, while hopefully providing some advice/insight to the people who read. I have just finished up a GE-type Financial Management Program at an F100 firm with an offer for an analyst role...18
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+7Sales and Trading Analyst AMAHey Everyone, I've been a longtime reader of the forum and just want to thank everyone for all the helpful information I've found throughout the years from undergrad to my first internship and onto to being a sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a...46
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+7WSO Happy Hour - London - Wednesday MAY 18TH, 7PM, The George A few years ago we had several WSO drinks in the City but these have basically died off. I admit some responsibility for this as I used to organise them but have slacked. Nevertheless, spring is here (bar the occasional 2 minutes of snow in April....), deal flow is quietening down pre-Brexit...23
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+7Strange Success Story: from Philosophy Major to the Buy Side in 4 yearsTechnically this story starts in 2011. I was a philosophy major, planning to go pursue a PHD after undergrad and spend the rest of my life debating the Big Questions with old fogies in dusty offices for peanuts. Then I went to Paris to study abroad and I realized: I would really like to make a...12
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+5Valeant Pharmaceuticals/Bill Ackman E-mailsReleased yesterday. Highlights: Halt the Stock Send out a Press Release Advice on Conference Call Don't speak with the media Rome is burning Crossposting, credits to humanafteralll from WSB.11
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+4The Allure of Investment BankingThough in recent years, many have highlighted the fact that the allure of investment banking has significantly dimmed given the multitude of undergrads wanting to head straight into the buy-side or technology. This however has not been a trend I personally agree with, as more and more students...90
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+4Top IdiomsI'll start things off Better the devil you know than the devil you don't Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater38
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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...20
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+4If I expect to be graduating into a recession, how should I adjust my career path starting out?Sophomore / Rising junior here, going to be an SA at a highly ranked <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> in the coming month. Not an expert by any means...18
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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 investment banking interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with specific regional information and actual deal walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to...11 month 3 weeks ago
+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...416 months 1 week ago
+3Summer 2016 Shopping Guide for a Business WardrobeHi Monkeys, <strong>The purpose of this post is to create an organized place where I've found nice deals for a business wardrobe. Again, the purpose is to find a good deal. I don't want to read through the comments and find some hotshot high schooler giving me flack for not...41
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+4Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experienceWhat's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really good and I think it will really help paint the...27
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+4Your Brain On DrugsI debated putting two articles about this two days in a row, but as I started to dig a little deeper into this opiates epidemic, it really is nothing short of horrifying. I had a sense it was bad, but not this bad. Let me include a chart that I got from my friend Brent, so you can see how...18
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+3How I manage my day-to-day life and limit overwhelm using a simple checklist<strong>How much would you pay for an extra hour each day?</strong> An extra hour to do all the things you wish you could do, but don't have time for because of work—go to the gym and get in shape, go out with friends you haven't seen in months, read a book from the...01 day 9 hours 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...55
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+2WSJ article - Banker's Worst NightmareAnyone see this? Is the M&A banker bubble popping? [quote] More companies are deciding to do without bankers when they make acquisitions.[/quote] [quote]One day late last month, two big companies announced takeovers that had something in common: Neither Comcast Corp. nor AbbVie Inc....25
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+2Why am I failing?Ok, again I should not be on WSO, but looking for some legit feedback here. I finally got to second round interview after nailing 80-90 percent of technicals during an hour and a half 1st interview (did not expect this of myself, but then the interviewer said I did pretty well, so I guess...19
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+2Car lease recommendations - First Year AnalystWSO- Would like to get everyone's opinion on a particular situation. I am starting as a first year IB analyst very soon. Im going to be living home with my parents (paying no rent) nor will I have any other costs besides maybe cell phone service. With that being said, I would like to ask...66
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+1What is so bad about UBS?It seems like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> is an ongoing joke on this forum for being known as "the worst" of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...35
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+1Less BB IB Full-time offers given out this summer?Interning in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IB this summer from a non target in top 3 healthcare group. With sluggish deal flow this year and a looming...31
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+1Lay offsWas just let go from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> as first year analyst. Know of any other instances in the bank/across the street recently? They said it was a downsize, just want to...17
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+1Late to the game - Engineering to FinanceCurrently a Junior Electrical Engineering student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. I never really loved engineering but knew it was challenging and I could use the problem solving and math skills in any other industry. I recently found a love for finance which was spurred by...10
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+1New WSO Blogging Internship! We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to WSO with the goal of raising the level of quality of content in our forums and on the frontpage. <strong>Internship title:</strong> Finance / Wall Street Blogger Intern ...7
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+2Goldman Sachs Asian Diversity EventsOf course they won't pay for travel for the master race. We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman...6
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+1BU vs NYUI just finished my freshman year at a state university in Florida and I got accepted as a transfer student to BU Questrom for Finance and to NYU CAS for Mathematics. Regardless of what school I go to I really want to get a degree in math (major or minor) because I really like the subject and...2
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+1Global Markets: Calm before the storm?I would like to invite everyone to take a shot and discuss the direction of global markets in a relaxed way and take a look at the performance of my portfolios. You can see the previous 4 weeks <a...03 days 7 hours 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 8 months 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...371 month 2 weeks ago
+1Where Will IB Be In A Decade?Even though this question is a hypothetical, where does everyone think IB is headed? I assume most of you have read this WSJ article already: [quote] In 2015, the buyers in public-company deals valued at more...7
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+1Lifestyle Question- How many of you guys own pets?Hi Monkeys, I'm making this post, because I'm thinking about getting a pet. I want a puppy, but you obviously have to be around to take care of it all day. This post isn't just limited to dogs too, I might want cats or other pets. I wanted to ask WSO: how do you guys handle...19
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0am i screwed?I go to a target school, but after first semester, i have a 3.2 gpa. After doing the math, i realized that even if i got all As in the rest of my class, i will probably have like a 3.7 GPA max by the time i apply for junior year <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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0Government Came to Play: M&A Deals Having Trouble ClosingComing off a hot 2015 with M&A deals totaling beyond $5 trillion, the momentum carried into 2016. However, the train has come to a screeching halt on many deals announced within the last several months. Increased regulation has led to a good amount of deals collapsing. A notable example is...3
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0Who Would You Hire? (Hair Color Question)Had to post this. The thought on first impressions and hair color has really been bugging me for the past few days. How much does hair color affect hiring decisions, given all the other attributes are identical in a candidate (for ibd, specifically)? Would you hire A or B? Backstory:...3
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0Full-Time Immediately After Internship?I'm graduating from a top business school in Canada. I was recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">management consulting</a></span> and unfortunately wasn't able to...2
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0Take the help of growth strategy consultantI am a businessman, as like others I also like more and more profit. But growth matters to me the most. When I was planning my starategy, one of my friend suggested me to take help of business growth strategy consultant. I took help of AMR International, I found them very helpful. If you want...1
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0DCF Myth 3.1: The Margin of Safety - Tool for Action or Excuse for Inaction?In <a href="">my last post on dealing with uncertainty,</a> I brought up the margin of safety, the tool that many value investors claim to use to protect themselves against uncertainty....1
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0Thoughts on Rounding GPAs?For example - Rounding from a 3.65 to a 3.7? I can do this, but dont wanna get dinged by HR, or have it seen as shady by bankers by not listing to 2 decimals. currently networking for <span class='keyword_link'><a...34
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0Want to start investing in some RE, looking for some advice.Hey monkeys – First off, want to thank everyone for reading and helping me out here. Long story short, I'm going to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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0Highest possible all-in salary for a first year Integra analyst?What's the highest possible all-in comp for a first year Integra analyst? Say, for example, an analyst in a secondary market but still major city like Dallas/Houston/Atlanta worked IB hours at Integra and got to production (commissions) within 4-5 months and continued working IB hours after...4
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0Drug testing 2016 list Okay, I'm sure many incoming SA's are freaking out about drug tests. If anyone has interned at a bank please list office and if/when they made you take a drug test. Please no condescending comments on kids doing drugs. It's not helpful. 1
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+1How Far Can Hard Work Take You In Life?I wanted to start a slightly philosophical discussion with WSO. How far can hard work take you in life? Hopefully some of the more experienced guys on WSO can share their wisdom.17
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0Would you quit your job today to join a unicorn?With all the hype around tech / startups / silicon valley, I thought it would be an interesting question to ask: For those of you currently working in <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+4On Being AverageI grew up weird: my parents were always entirely supportive but never encouraging. By that I mean, when I accomplished something they were always proud, but never pushed my siblings or I for more. My dad had an export business in the steel industry - there were periods of extreme despair and...5
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0Investment Banking Analyst at Wayne Enterprises - Ask me anythingHey all, Been working at Wayne Enterprises as an investment banking analyst for almost a year now. Happy to take any questions. 4
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0Back Office Workers: Why do you wear oxford collar shirts with a SUIT!!!!I've had enough of this <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span>. Does anyone else notice the lack of etiquette in the back-office. This past week 3 of my...4
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