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+105How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...8810 hours 55 min ago
+102Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview.This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span>. We're unsure if...696 days 2 hours ago
+19Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs (Learning About/Staying Up-to-Date on the Tech Industry)Now that I’m in the real world (and working in tech banking), I hear from a lot of students claiming they’re interested in working in/around technology, and asking for advice on how to learn more about the industry and keep up with trends. In order to save myself some time and not be forced...217 hours 40 min ago
+25Accidentally Punched MD in the FaceIt's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...5222 hours 5 min ago
+17What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...606 hours 3 min ago
+136 REAL Habits I've Observed From Self-Made MillionairesBusiness Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see <a href="">"13 Habits of Self-Made...1110 hours 28 min ago
+12Dear DiaryA stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy... I’m in the vortex. The magnetron. I’ve been suffering from too little...81 hour 37 min ago
+5Q&A With Jared Dillian – All The Evil of This World Jared Dillian’s new book <em>All The Evil of This World</em> hit shelves/kindles on June 21st and is already seeing great reviews on <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...73 days 16 hours ago
+513 Habits of Self-Made MillionairesItalics ( Courtesy of Business Insider) I decided to give this article a more self-help feel and pull out the advice. <strong>1. They read consistently </strong> The three types of books they tend to read include: [quote] biographies of successful people, self-help or personal...171 day 4 hours ago
+4“Demolition” (2015) Movie Review: Investment Banker Turned Construction WorkerEither investment banking really sucks, or they lack good Wall Street therapists—either way, this movie shows the strange turns that the grieving process can take for a truly desperate person. This is what happens to Wall Street slime ball David Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose wife Julia...42 days 5 hours ago
+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...13 months 3 weeks ago
+3What are your Linkedin pet peeves?Some people choose to document their entire life on Linkedin, while others prefer to keep it simple, showing the bare minimum. Personally, I like to keep mine somewhere in between. I cringe whenever I see people writing their autobiography in the summary, having an essay under each of their...9711 hours 36 min ago
+4Pokémon GoGoing on Facebook for the past few days makes me want to pull my hair out. It's full of discussions, videos, and pictures about Pokémon Go. Nevertheless, I'd have to give Nintendo a +1 banana for this. Pokémon Go is really taking off. I mean, check out these facts: - Two days...653 days 6 hours 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...433 days 11 hours ago
+3Fintech is going to kill Private Wealth Management jobs?So it has been clear to me that algorithms will eventually be capable of doing everything that a traditional wealth manager is. Given this trend, I, rising junior, am a bit worried about being able to even have a job in the industry, and am even considering starting a robo-advisory as a method...421 day 11 hours ago
+3WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 22 July, 8:00pm @ Paname Brewing CompanyWSO Happy Hour is coming back to Paris. Come join us for great beer, food, and conversation at the Paname Brewing Company in Paris! Date/Time: Friday, July 22nd @ 8:00pm Location: Paname Brewing Company 41 bis Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris How...31 day 13 hours ago
+4Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...11 min 14 sec ago
+22017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does FT IB Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other methods. Thanks guys!633 hours 54 min ago
+2Acquisitions Folks - How active is your current pipeline?Wanted to touch base and have a discussion regarding deal pipeline. How active are your groups? When was the last time your group closed a deal? If not very active, what have you been doing in your downtime? Would be helpful if you could list: 1. Are your deals debt or equity 2. Main...323 hours 37 min ago
+2Do you ever stop and think if the hours are worth it?I love finance, I really enjoy working in it. The numbers, the models (excel), all of it. However the hours are somewhat getting to me. Although I probably don't have the very worst hours out there, having my weekdays being constrained to long days in the office and limited sleep is...3127 min 28 sec ago
+2Networking ApproachHi, since it is that time of year I wanted to ask you all if this was a good networking approach. I compiled a list in excel of all the alumni from my HS and University at various banks and since I don't have most of their emails I will be using this approach 1. Connect on LinkedIn 2....203 days 11 hours ago
+2Career Advice: Acquisitions vs. DevelopmentHi all, I currently work as a Market Research Analyst for a large CRE company and am looking to transition into a Development or Acquisitions role. I have been working here for over 3 years and love what I do, but feel like I'm ready to take the next step in a year or so and work for a RE...121 hour 48 min ago
+2Delete yohhhhhhhskfdhjskldfjskldjfaskldjflksdjflsnvhioarhfoiutrioihsdgsangndfjkahsfihfhawfnsdfkjnsadkjfhsadofhsdhfnasdhfasjdhf51 day 20 hours ago
+2Attending Tuck @ Dartmouth in the fall, after being waitlisted. Ask me anything (AMA)Age: just turned 25 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GMAT</a></span>: 690, 700, 760 Ethnicity: Caucasian Gender: M Geo Loc: US (South)51 hour 26 min ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...03 months 1 week ago
+1Tom Brady Railroaded by the NFLOpen discussion for fellow NFL fans. The court denied his appeal earlier on Wednesday and his only chance now is having his case heard by the Supreme Court. With no Peyton or Brady, it seems like the season will feel A LOT different for the first 4 weeks. How does he get suspended for...253 days 21 hours ago
+1What's your dream age / income / location for retirement?It's never too early to plan for your retirement. An estimated median annual household income among retirees is $32,000. 32K, in my opinion, is pretty low but sustainable. My ideal situation is to retire when I'm 55, with income of $50,000/yr, and perhaps settle somewhere in the...222 days 16 hours ago
+121 Years Old: Looking to rent property to college studentsFirst off, I want to thank all of you for providing me with a plethora amount of responses and discussions to read and learn from. A little about myself, I am 21 years old, MBA Candidate at a NY school. I am very familiar with my schools area and the current off campus housing situation. I am...211 day 8 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...181 month 1 day ago
+1Have you ever used :) in your email at work?Hillary Clinton liked using the emoji so much that, in 2012, she emailed someone for help with her new Blackberry: <em>“Here’s my question: on this new berry can I get smiley faces?”</em> According to a recent survey of 650+ employees and managers, more than half of...175 hours 43 min ago
+1Feeling stuck one year post MBAJust wanted to get people's thoughts. I'm one year post-MBA (top 15) in corporate strategy/ M&A gig at a large-cap tech firm (not a household name) I enjoy the job but It's located in a crappy small city which I HATE. I also realized that working in corporate is not...132 days 9 hours ago
+1Resume - Include A.A. Leadership Positions?I'm helping out a family member with a resume who's been out of the workforce for almost a decade. She's got some decent work and volunteer experience, but she also has had quite a bit of leadership experience in Alcoholics Anonymous, such as managing finances, being a featured...133 days 20 hours ago
+12017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagesAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...105 hours 41 min ago
+1GMAT Prep Courses, Manhattan GMAT vs. VeritasHi, After doing my research, I have narrowed down my main <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GMAT</a></span> prep course to either Veritas or Manhattan Prep. Reviews...84 hours 5 min ago
+1Do banks take engineering students w/ no finance on their resumes for SA or FT? Quick summary: Rising second year, semi-target, graduating in 3.5 years total with an electrical engineering degree and data analytics minor, 4.0 GPA so far, have two engineering <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 3 hours ago
+12017 AM/PWM FT RecruitingI know there is a 2017 FT recruiting thread for IB, but I wanted to create a dedicated thread for AM/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">PWM</a></span>. I was...221 hours 53 min ago
+1Alternatives to Hedge FundI've roam this forum for a while and I've seen many people say that hedge fund and investment banking is dead. People keep saying that start up is the new way. Due to my ignorance, I do not know what you guys are referring to. I'm pursuing a finance career. How do I break into...15 days 6 hours ago
+1REITs quietly the best performing asset classMany people these days talk about diversification in their portfolios. Stocks, bonds, ETFs, cash and commodities. However, not many people are talking about including REITs into their mix of holdings. [quote]” In a long overdue move, MSCI and S&P will begin categorizing REITs as their...110 hours 41 min ago
+1How do I dissect the earnings call?Well, its that tine of the year again...earnings season. Would like to hear from a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span> professionals on how they best analyze,...06 days 23 hours ago
+1Is the central bank right?Current Central Banking has been decidedly left of center. And I hate this 0 interest rate policy of the Fed that's persisted for more than seven years, as well as much of the central banking around the world today. It's too passive and 'accomodative'. The plan is now stupid...05 days 3 hours ago
+1Missed the boat, need a job So I just graduated from a top finance school and need help finding a job. I graduated one year early and received the award for top student in finance, but because of all this, I ended up taking additional courses and doing finance research rather than working <span...02 days 21 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...373 months 2 weeks ago
0HELP: Chocolate/Poop(?) Stain on ResumeI just finished interviewing a few hours ago with a VP from a local firm for a spring analyst position but I have no idea if I should send a follow up email. I got to the office about 20 minutes early so I talked with the receptionist who offered me some chocolate mints. Not sure why but...107 hours 35 sec ago
+5Non Target Freshman to Boutique, How I Did ItHi guys, Long time reader of this forum, WSO has been very helpful so first I want to thank all those posters who have contributed valuable advice across the board in terms of progressing through the realms of high finance. To start with, I'm pretty young (rising sophomore now), and I...910 hours 58 min ago
0Wharton Transfer AdviceI am one of those rare few that was accepted into Wharton as a transfer student. Even more rare, I am coming from a mid-tier state school. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for starting school at Wharton, especially as a transfer student, because I know that I'm going to receive a...43 hours 1 min ago
0Turkish Military Seizes Control of Turkey Events are unfolding as I write this. I suspect this is an attempt by the military to overthrow the idiotic islamic dictator, President Erdogan. It is my understanding that, before Erdogan rose to...23 days 20 hours ago
0Looking to raise a quick million euro with 30 percent commish attachedHey guys, I run Mahjong Club, the largest for real money Mahjong gambling site on the net. We focus on Asia for our players...we started in earnest in January and are growing by taking players from other operaators on the same software. We have a sponsorship with the World Series of Mahjong...21 day 1 hour ago
0Are recessions inevitable?Hi all, With my limited knowledge I couldn't figure out why recessions occur. As far as I know the last two recessions were due to greed in the market. Would we be able to reach new highs with the market with all the regulations and fears in play? I was just not sure why some people are...16 days 6 hours ago
0What is the SAT/ACT score cutoff for PE recruiting? .305 days 6 hours ago
+4My boss just tore me a new one and I don't know what to do differentlyI'm working with a rather large alternative asset manager - no glamour in the name, but still a pretty good place to be summer before junior year. Today, I got absolutely reamed by my effective boss (junior PM) because apparently I told the senior PM in another division (PE) that I'd...2321 min 4 sec ago
0What do you consider a "good gig" for undergrads?So I REALLY need some help with this guys. Getting confused seeing how different <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> and jobs are discussed. I see that...42 days 20 hours ago
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