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+55Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...591 hour 38 min ago
+44A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...323 hours 16 min ago
+32Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...483 days 7 hours ago
+30Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...156 days 23 hours ago
+23In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...6821 hours 49 min ago
+18Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...401 day 4 hours ago
+14Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...2112 hours 38 min ago
+12Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I...112 hours 36 min ago
+10What are your goals for 2017?Mornin' Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted]( how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...8510 hours 1 min ago
+11TRUMP TAX PLANLeave it to Trump to come up with something really simple. Simple is good! Not that a lot of brackets have ever been a challenge in calculating tax, but we’re going to be going from seven to three. Here is the tax plan, in a nutshell (I hate that phrase): 3 brackets: Less than $75K:...5718 min 15 sec ago
+15How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates. I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...123 days 6 hours ago
+9AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right, Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored. Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a <span...5622 min 38 sec ago
+7ChristmasOK guys (and girls), looking for some help with ideas for Christmas gifts. I like the holidays, but hate thinking up stuff I want. I'm in my 30s and moderately successful, so if there's anything under $100 I want I generally just buy it for myself. That being said, there are a...4822 hours 53 min ago
+10Why Canadians get an MBA AND the CFA*tl;dr: Canadians have a special reason to do the CFA. And this is why you should or shouldn't do it.* I know people often debate the pros and cons of an MBA vs. the CFA. As Toronto is the CFA capital of the world, I thought I'd answer this questions from a more uniquely Canadian...1922 hours 56 min ago
+6Anyone shoot? (Firearms)I have a Glock 34, all stock - which was my first firearm purchase. I have recently gotten into the action stage shooting thing and having some fun. Not entering any competitions, but I go with other guys that shoot USPSA and IDPA. I usually go shoot the courses for practice on Saturdays before...761 day 8 hours ago
+6GS -> YouTube -> top hedge fundImpressive or nah? [quote]Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn’t eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she’s just turned up at Winton Capital...705 days 7 hours ago
+6Most beautiful natural sight you have seen?Its holiday season now and I just thought it would be good to just share among the forum the most beautiful natural sight you have seen so far on your travels. Without a doubt, mine has to be the Great Ocean Road down in Melbourne, Australia. With the country being in the southern hemisphere...3347 min 29 sec ago
+6What was your experience like after graduation?Just curious... For you older monkeys out there, what were your experiences like after graduation? There's so many routes beyond the conventional "find a job". What I heard from some people networking: * Take time off to pursue an MBA * Take a couple months off to...3320 hours 6 min ago
+8 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneurWhen I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">management consulting</a></span> firm <span...93 days 21 hours ago
+6Jill Stein files for a recount of votesSource:[Jill Stein files for a Recount]( [quote]Jill Stein, who ran for president as the Green Party candidate, is seeking a recount of the votes in the battleground states of...861 day 8 hours ago
+8What places do you visit for credible news?I stopped watching CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, et al because of the outright misinterpretation of facts (e.g., the fake news controversy). I usually shut off the TV if these channels start talking about subjects other than market info or feel-good stories. This doesn't mean I choose to remain...836 hours 46 min ago
+7A McKinsey grads eight tips for success at workOne of my biggest pet peeves is people giving bad career advice. It drives me nuts when I see worn-out cliches like this being passed on to ambitious young professionals. ![The only place where success comes before work in the dictionary.][The only place where success comes before work in...51 day 11 hours ago
+4Football season is starting to get REALLY goodIt's that time of year, things are just starting to get <em>really</em> good... + obviously helps that I have two teams in the race :-) <h4>College:</h4> When the rankings come out I'm assuming it can't be anything ese but 1. Alabama, 2. Ohio St, 3....572 days 8 hours ago
+5What are your favorite quotes?There's so much out there in terms of famous sayings. A few words encapsulate a range of emotions and feelings that we can relate to in the current moment. Quotes are a way of time travel in that years after they are said, we still read and reflect upon the shared experiences, humor, and...482 hours 23 min ago
+4Financial & 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 months 1 day ago
+5What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker? Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? 4429 min 5 sec ago
+4Fidel Castro dead at 90. What's next for Cuba?Fidel Castro...has died [at] age 90. Raul Castro, Fidel's brother and current president of Cuba, announced his death on state television in Havana early on Saturday. [quote]Critics say Castro drove the country into economic ruin, denied basic freedoms to 11 million Cubans at home and...405 days 26 min ago
+4Socialism Doesn't Work<a href="">At least in Venezuela it doesn't. </a> [quote]Some shopkeepers have reportedly taken to weighing rather than...141 day 23 hours ago
+4Safety Pin: The Latest TrendI wasn't aware of the safety pin movement until just recently when we had a discussion in class about it. Here's a good summary of the symbol, <a href=" ">courtesy of Snopes</a>: [quote]As stories of...113 days 32 min 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...31 month 3 weeks ago
+3DB Achieve 2017 Did anything else get the email from Deutsche to fill out the pre-interview survey today? Anybody know what the timeline will look like?412 days 2 hours ago
+5Is it time to short big corporate media?with that denomination I'm referring to Newscorp, Viacom, Time Warner, Disney, CBS and GE, which control approximately 90% of the US media. Why? Well, because other than Hillary, they were the big losers of the recent election. In general their audience has been declining for a while,...132 days 10 hours ago
+4Is a cashless society possible?Hey guys, I'm pretty sure most of you guys have heard of India's Ban [on 500 and 1000 rupee notes]( to fight corruption and fraud,...1021 hours 18 min ago
+3Kodi: A Free Upgrade to Netflix<strong>Kodi is a media platform you can use on your smartphone, TV, or computer to stream pretty much any movie/tv show your heart desires.</strong> Below is a brief guide to installing this beauty. First things first, <a...63 days 18 hours ago
+3Why You Should Never Quit Goldman SachsAfter this article I wrote [about quitting Goldman Sachs]( took off, I got a lot of attention. Former colleagues and others wrote me wanting to know more, yet there was also some confusion about what I stand for. My...15 days 5 hours ago
+2Trump to leave his business empireFrom[ Business Insider]( [quote] President-elect Donald Trump announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning that he would leave his business "in total" to avoid conflict of interests and "fully focus on...343 hours 29 sec ago
+2What Advice Should You Have Used From Your Parents?For those primarily in the industry already with numerous years of experience..what advice did you not take from your parents that you wish you did? As a college student I am slowly finding out that my parents might not always know whats best for me and I try to determine what I should listen...2220 hours 26 min ago
+2Internet of Things: Next Big Thing?I remember when I was 12 and I wanted to crush the stock market. It all began with an excerpt from the Motley Fool about how the Internet of Things (a network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data ) is the next big thing. Here are some examples of the Internet of Things...201 day 4 hours ago
+2What is your favorite vacation place?After a great time with family this Thanksgiving, I definitely feel like I need more time off. I'm sure almost all of us can agree with this sentiment. That being said, what's your favorite vacation place? My favorite trip so far has been my trip to Canada. Toronto is an exciting city...151 day 18 hours ago
+3Real estate strategiesHi, Can someone suggest me some real estate strategies for this year? I would like to know about the pros and cons of starting one. Thank you. 151 day 6 hours ago
+2SA Would you pick Point72 or Goldman Sachs?As per title: 10 week internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>: 5 weeks in <span class='keyword_link'><a...132 days 8 hours ago
+2Data CentersHas anyone here financed a data center before? Our group has had a couple deals come across the table and no one really knew what to say. I saw a thread a little while back talking about how they are leased out and different tiers, but are there some general guidelines you have seen? Even from...1310 hours 30 min ago
+2Transition into DevelopmentI am currently a financial analyst at CBRE. I underwrite all types of properties both from the debt and equity side. I have been in my position for 6 months (since graduation) and enjoy it, however I think my next move in a year or so will be into development. I would like to begin building...124 days 6 hours ago
+2IU (Kelley) vs. MiddleburyI'm currently an international student going to high school in NY. I was recently admitted to IU Kelley. I'm considering applying ED II to Middlebury. The problem is ED II is binding so I need to be sure Middlebury will help me get a job in <span...113 days 17 hours ago
+2Why Distressed PE?If asked this question, how would you guys answer it? Besides the fact that Distressed PE will be more flexible, looking up and down and cap structure and the story is more interesting since you are trying to figure out what went wrong with the company and trying to gain a controlling position...114 days 1 hour ago
+2What parts of Liar's Poker do you still see in finance today?I love *Liar's Poker*. It's my favorite book. My adoration for this story is probably shared by a lot of you fellow monkeys. However, much of the industry has changed since that epic story came out in 1989. John Gutfreund is dead. Some would say *everything* has changed. What...913 hours 47 min ago
+2What are Your Favorite Tabletop/Board Games?I ask this because I just found Secret Hitler and I'm having an absolute blast playing this game with my friends. Here are some other ones that always make for a good time with family and friends: * Coup: 5 players or less. Great game, each one lasts roughly 15 min. This is the absolute...914 min 9 sec ago
+2Book recommendations? Switching careers, no experience, CFA candidateI'm only a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level 1 candidate, unemployed and I have zero finance experience. I'm 28 yr old...918 hours 38 min ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Blogging Internship</a></li> <li>Finance event...83 days 7 hours ago
+2The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on WSO wanted to improve their game and figured I could help in some sort of way. **Off The tee** In general I think making good contact is better than swinging out of your shoes. A general tip is that if you can't finish the swing in balance you are swinging too...61 day 16 hours ago
+2How to Get an Internship After Freshman or Sophomore YearLike I promised, I’m back to give an explanation on how to get an internship after freshman or sophomore year. I’m not offering any guarantees, but I can tell you that it has worked for me, and it depends on the effort you put in. Want a job? Earn it. I’m writing this more as a...62 hours 46 min ago
+2Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright WSO, wanted to see what the collective minds here thought. I spend most of my day digesting stock specific or economic data, so I must admit I'm under-educated in political, particularly foreign policy matters. My family had a discussion over Thanksgiving about the pros and cons...21 day 5 hours 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...13 months 1 day ago
+2Tricks for getting into top MBA program?Hey Guys, I am wondering if any of u know any particular tricks for getting accepting into a top MBA Program. Tricks, such as- when applying for upenn for undergraduate (but really want to go to Wharton), the school statistics have shown that students are far more likely to get accepted if...231 day 43 min ago
+1Why is there a gap year between an internship and a full-time job?Hey guys, I am really curious about one question. Why do banks offer Summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> only to sophomores and juniors, and not to...191 day 6 hours ago
+1Do you actually offer / or get asked about your opinion on an investment as an associate?From a lot of sources (guides, internet articles, people's why PE answer) I've heard them talk about how as an associate they will be able to provide their opinion on investments, or part of the job involves soemtimes giving your opinion to a higher up VP/principal regarding a...1623 hours 51 min ago
+1Goldman Cracking Down on Recruiting BiasLooks like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is implementing a new recruiting system. Instead of coming to schools to do on-campus interviews,...163 days 21 hours ago
+1Why does Bernie Sanders hate people who work on Wall Street?I don't understand why this guy hates people who work on Wall Street unless he's referring to the people who were shitty subprime lenders. 1612 hours 27 min ago
+1Ran out of music to listen to. Does anyone have reccomendations?I need some new music to listen to.... Pretty much listen to anything but country. I prefer listening to alternative rock and rap, but would enjoy some EDM recommendations and even stuff for the piano (for studying/ relaxing). * Some of my favorite albums include Kanye West's College...158 hours 54 min ago
+1Cushman Wakefield Associate vs HFF Analyst?I have been interviewing at Cushman Wakefield for the last few months with the BizDev team for an "associates" role but would be limited in terms of deal exposure. I am also in talks with HFF regarding an analyst role. I have no ARGUS experience but I think the experience at HFF would...153 days 5 hours ago
+1TMT M&A Graduate Intern in a recognized boutique vs. Analyst Intern in a well-known PE FundHello everyone! I have been given the opportunity to join either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Arma Partners</a></span>, a fast-growing London-based <span...141 day 7 hours ago
+1Are there any workout videos that you guys have found helpful?I was considering hiring a personal trainer as a second set of eyes for my workouts but until then I've just watched instructional videos on YouTube. Are there any channels that you've found to be helpful?131 hour 11 min ago
+1Summer Analyst Positions still AvailableDear All I'm currently a Junior at a semi-target, and I'm in a bit of a predicament. I've had superdays with 3 firms till date, and unfortunately, due to a combination of maybe not being as well prepared as my competition or just being unlucky, I've failed to convert any...105 days 1 hour ago
+1Have you been able to correct duck feet at the gym?I have been working out for a while now but I've noticed lately that my left foot turns out slightly, and my right foot a little less slightly when I'm lifting. I believe this is known as duck feet. Has anyone else been able to get rid of this issue?930 min 18 sec ago
+1How to keep my head-up?Hey guys, I've been at my consulting firm (more like staff-aug) for nearly three years now and I honestly hate it. I've been applying and got some interviews, but didn't walk away with any offers. I got another rejection email yesterday at a firm that I thought I had and it...93 days 21 hours ago
+1BIWS - Accounting FundamentalsHi, I am about to purchase the BIWS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> & Financial Modeling Fundamentals Course. Therefore I wonder, if the accounting...82 days 8 hours ago
+1MS Finance after MBA?Hello, Does it make sense to do an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">MS</a></span> in Finance after an MBA with finance concentration? Also, my undergrad was in commerce. I'm in the top...83 days 14 hours ago
+1Where to travel to?I am going to start a FT IB role in early January 2017 and I want to travel for ~2-3 weeks before then. I have not traveled anywhere substantial outside the US besides Mexico, and I want to make these 2-3 weeks really count and hit as many cool places as possible. I am willing to spend up to...81 day 9 hours ago
+1Recourse vs Non-RecourseHow rare are recourse loans vs non-recourse loans in terms of percentages of total CRE loans(e.g 50%Recourse, 50%Non-Recourse)? 82 days 4 hours ago
+1Incentives to become a REIT What incentives are their for a company to become a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">REIT</a></span>? In other words, how does a company like ProLogis...81 day 3 hours ago
+1How to utilize $100k cashHi, our family will be receiving about $180k. We are trying to figure out what to do. I am 59 years old and don't have much saved up for retirement (only about $30k in IRA account). We still owe about $183k in mortgage and have credit card debt of $50k (not paying too much interest as I...821 hours 32 min ago
+1Need help with forecast - EBITDA, RevenueHi, may I know how can I forecast <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">EBITDA</a></span> when there is not enough information...72 hours 30 min ago
+1Does Anyone Compete Athletically?I'm hoping to start training for a cycling race in the spring and wondered if anyone else does any sort of competition. Careers in finance obviously aren't the most hobby accommodating (I guess I shouldn't complain since I'm in AM), so finding multiple times a week to put in...72 hours 40 min ago
+1Goldman Sachs London vs. Morgan Stanley NY IBD SADear Monkeys, I would like to know the pros and cons of choosing NY over London. Obviously, both are excellent <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> but...74 days 22 hours ago
+1Future of Energy Trading?Hey all, I am a recently graduated electrical engineering (power systems) student with an interest in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">energy trading</a></span>. During college, I interned at a...71 day 20 hours ago
+2What would you think of an attractive woman with braces?So I had braces when I was a Freshman in high school until my junior year but I later lost my retainer on a vacation and my teeth have since shifted. I am now, at the ripe age of 25, considering getting them again. I am an otherwise very attractive woman (it's true). I considered...71 day 19 hours ago
+1Severance pay, Cap Structure, Cost of Capital - Should "Accrued Severance pay" be included in Debt?Hi all, 1. I am calculating a cost of debt for a company that has a significant position "Accrued severance pay" on its liabilities side (6% of all liabilities). Should these be included in Debt in calculating the cost of capital, that is in calculating the proportions...71 day 11 hours ago
+1Asked to Cancel Vacation for Deal?Hi All, Posting under a burner account for anonymity, I'm usually fairly regular around WSO. Anyways, have a prospective question for everyone on this forum. I'm an Associate at a small lower MM PE firm(3 Partners, 2 Associates), been here for about a year now, performance has been...73 days 2 hours ago
+1Email analysis- Is this an offer?**Applied for this position through my school's career services direct link and have completed all rounds of the interview process. Just received an email from the HR a couple of days ago, anyone know if this email suggests that an offer is coming? Thanks! ** Thank you for your interest...76 days 9 min ago
+1Should I add family office experience on resume? Would it be a good idea to add this temp/contract position I had for three months at a family office that makes private equity investments? Would it be frowned upon? This is really just for having an updated resume ready for IB positions. *Assuming I have relevant <span...73 days 3 hours ago
+1Cornell Hotel School Hey everyone, I'm at Cornell in the ILR school and I am thinking about transferring into the Hotel school because I genuinely like the hospitality education. However, my goal is IB/Trading and I know people break into those fields from all the colleges at Cornell, and especially at Hotel...62 days 52 min ago
+1Would life be better if I just become a bartender?I've had a pretty good time in college so far, even at one of the top schools, and I come to realize through <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span> that I...61 hour 37 min ago
+1Any Consultants in Austin or Denver?Hi all, I'm currently a NYC based strategy consultant, but considering making a geographic move in the next 2-3 years. Austin and Denver are very high on my list, but have some concerns about the smallish airports as I am on a typical M-Th travel schedule. Is anyone based in either...62 days 6 hours ago
+1Moving From Canada to Philly...Any Advice?Hi Everyone! I am living in Canada but will be moving to Philadelphia early 2017. Wanted to reach out to Philly natives for some advice: 1) Was considering renting a place in University City....sticking within easy/short commute to UPenn. Keep getting mixed advice about how far into...62 hours 44 min ago
+1Recruiting cycle for ERWhen is the recruiting conducted for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span> full-time starting positions (at <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 6 hours ago
+1Is Johns Hopkins a total non-target?High school senior here. At the moment, I'm looking to pursue a career in finance. My high school is located close to Johns Hopkins and I heard that they like lacrosse players (I'm not recruited or anything), so I like my chances of getting into Hopkins compared to other top...618 hours 54 min ago
+1Do (E)Boutiques bring capital to deals?Hi all, I was just wondering about the following: In what way do places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Lazard</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 7 hours ago
+1MBB Rescinding Internship OfferHi I'm a college junior who was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> internship in their New York office for this summer. I go to a pretty hard school (think...62 hours 10 min ago
+1What is the difference between advisory and consulting? As the title suggests, what is the difference between those two? I am college student looking for a career at consulting but get confused between those two areas, especially at the case of <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 7 hours ago
+1Is Calculus One enough?Hey all, I am a freshman at a pretty good semi-target school that only requires Calculus I for it's Finance/Business Major. Once I finish Calc 1 I could be done with traditional math courses for the rest of my college career. I was just wondering if I should consider taking more math...64 days 9 hours ago
+1Off-Cycle Internship helpHello Guys, So I am currently a Junior wanna join IB industry. I applied for 100's of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> but have had no luck, not even a...61 day 15 hours ago
+1ARGUS Enterprise CertificationHi guys. I know this has been talked about before regarding the Argus Enterprise certification. I'm a first year undergraduate and obviously looking to be in Real estate in the capital markets sector. Ive taken the 2 day Argus class and planning to take the exam for the certification soon....61 day 18 hours ago
+1Citi versus Evercore both LondonHi Monkeys, I received 2 FT offers as Analyst 1 in London <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span>: - <span...61 day 1 hour ago
+1Bad luck FT Recruitment, Delay Grad?Hey All, I was unable to receive a FT investment banking offer this semester, and I am set to graduate in May 2017. I go to a target school, 3.5> GPA, good extra currics, and completed an S&T internship this summer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 2 hours ago
+1AM Internship Phone InterviewHi everyone, I have a phone interview for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> with an <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 16 hours ago
+1CB>IB>CB???...Long story short, I started off my career at a MM commercial bank, and laterald about 6 months ago to a boutique IB and I am now thinking about going back to MM CB, but at a larger MM firm. I'd be making ~$70k all in first year at the CB in a low COL citywith 40 hour weeks, 20 paid days,...63 days 2 hours ago
+1Should I join Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society?My situation is that I'm currently a graduating senior at a Big 10 school with a signed job offer already (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BO</a></span>/MO...63 days 5 hours ago
+1Application to MM bankHi guys, discovered WSO a while ago and benefited a lot from it since, thanks all for the great input! Sorry I digress, as mentioned in title, I have a question about applying to an internship at a MM. To put things in context, I have recently accepted a <span...55 days 11 hours ago
+1Investment Banking to MBA FeederHey guys - So I've been lucky enough to get a Summer Analyst offer at an M&A group at a bulge-bracket <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment bank</a></span>...53 days 1 hour ago
+1Is an internship necessary for getting a FT offer in ER?I'm currently applying to MFin programs at top-10 schools (U.S.) and consider working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span> or AM after the program. My...54 days 18 hours ago
+1Am I employable in finance?Hi everyone, Below is my story, hoping to make a transition into finance from advertising, and just looking for a reality check: - been out of school for 2 years - studied economics at UofT, gpa just shy of 3.0 - freelanced throughout uni as a developer - started an ad agency and signed...52 days 18 hours ago
+1I majored in biology and will pursue an MBA, how can I get into IB or PEI'm 26, majored in biology at a non-target undergrad (think Ohio State, Penn St. etc), did one year of a PhD in biology at a target grad (think Stanford, Yale, etc), and then quit the PhD program (scientific research wasn't for me) to work for a biotechnology start up for a year,...52 days 4 hours ago
+1Out of curiousity..Consulting into IB into PE - possible? In IB currently**Experience ** 2.5 years of consulting (mix of operational, restructuring & IT strategy) at think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>,...52 days 8 hours ago
+1Anyone else get those job rejection letters that say they'll get back to you if things change?I have gotten 3 of those, two from applications and one after an interview. It is a very interesting e-mail, and I am not sure if they really think that they will come back to me if they can't find anyone else.51 day 17 hours ago
+1Two different definitions of NWC?Need some clarity here The common definition on the internet is current assets - current liabilities, plain and simple. But am I correct that this definition is irrelevant in finance/valuation? In valuation, we use a modified verison of NWC that only includes cash / marketable securities...54 days 6 hours ago
+1Matching Dress Pants?So this is a question that I've seriously struggled to find a good answer for. This past summer, I interned in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>...53 hours 53 min ago
+1Does it matter how grey your suit is?Looking to buy a grey or charcoal suit, but there several variants. For example, you have light grey and dark charcoal. Does it matter how grey or the variant of charcoal your suit is? Can someone get away a light grey suit? I've attached an image that shows the variation.51 day 1 hour ago
+1Learning Real Estate DevelopmentI'm working on furthering my knowledge and especially hard skills. I picked up a textbook on RE finance and investments, but I'm trying to find a textbook that focuses on development. Just something so I can learn the basics of what goes into development and be able to start talking...31 day 5 hours ago
+1REIT/Private Market DisconnectEQR is down ~25% YOY yet it seems like luxury apartments in core markets (I can only attest for NYC) are completely unphased on price. Volume is down and properties are getting a handful of "real offers" as opposed to 20 but prices seem to be holding strong. Is this sustainable? Do...32 days 5 hours ago
+1Large Oil and Gas Company ValuationI was wondering if anyone had an example of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">DCF</a></span>/NAV/etc. valuation they conducted on a large oil and gas company...34 hours 16 min ago
+1How to stay motivated in a boring projecthello everyone, I recently joined a tier2 consulting firm in M&A advisory and got staffed on a very technical IT project. The client and team is very nice but I find the work really boring and it is affecting my motivation to do great in this project. Any advice on how to stay motivated when...22 days 23 hours ago
+1Two quant interview questions (one stat, one programming) - need help!!!In statistics, linear regression refers to an approach for modeling the relationship between a scalar response variable and one or more explanatory variables. a) How would you construct a small data set (less than 50 data points) with 2 explanatory variables, such that both explanatory...23 days 18 hours ago
+1IB Concern / Washington DCI am considering finance as a possible career path. My major concern is whether after working at a New York big bank for 3 years in IB would I be able to find any exit opportunities in the Washington DC area? I am OK with working in New York for a few years, but would ultimately like to return...26 days 6 hours ago
+1For People Aspiring To Network..Use All Your ResourcesI found myself in a rather unique situation the other night and thought I would share with the WSO Network.... About a week ago I ran into a guy I used to live on the same floor with (freshman year) in the library bathroom. It was nice to see him as I haven't in a while and thought it...21 day 23 min ago
+1How Bruce Lee helps to inspire innovationChanced upon this article detailing some of Bruce Lee's teachings and thought that it contained some pretty useful quotes which we could all apply to our lives. [quote] 1. "The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My ailment came...16 days 20 min ago
+1Who else loves vintage cars?I love old cars. I've owned a couple '60s Mustang Convertibles, an Alfa Romeo Spider and currently have a couple '70s Mercedes. What these cars lack in modern conveniences (Bluetooth, GPS, etc.), they more than make up for in driving experience and *fun*. So, inspired by...15 hours 59 min ago
+2Cyber Monday: $140 Joseph Abboud Suits (reg. $695)Hi Monkeys, Today, Men's Wearhouse is doing 60% off on their clearance suits, which luckily happens to include a few from Joseph Abboud. I've picked out two suits that are $140-- charcoal and navy-- that are relatively safe choices for interviewing in, or for first or second year...14 days 20 hours ago
+1Paid Interns Get More Job OffersIn a report by WSJ's Shayndi Raice, paid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">interns</a></span> get more job offers than unpaid interns. This doesn't come as a surprise...13 days 23 hours ago
+1What I've Done in my PE Internship So FarAs a way to give back to the community I decided to give a quick rundown of what I have been doing in my PE internship this summer. Being an undergrad, and seeing PE from the inside is definitely insightful. Everyone's internship will vary, but this is how mine is...13 days 23 hours ago
+1Exit Opps: LifeCo Lending vs. CMBS?Considering options here. I'm really interested in the debt side and would be happy with either place, but I was wondering if there are significantly different exit opps if I ultimately wanted to switch to another company or the equity side?14 days 3 hours ago
+2If Wall Street Doesn't Work OutAs we conclude the recruiting season for SA positions, I know some people are still looking - have no fear Chiquita is still looking too This jobs requires the same if not more hours than IB so - if you really love the hours - here's a great job for you...03 days 20 hours ago
+1salaries database: direct investment @ pension fundsif this has already been shared here, feel free to ignore or delete but you can see what direct investment guys are paid (can search by the person's name, title, etc) at public pension funds across the nation: 04 days 19 hours ago
+1I'm hopelessly in love with someone who cheated on me and left meThanks for reading in advance. Basically the title. I'm 22 and I've known this guy for 2 years. During the 1st year, he cheated on me and when that didn't work for him, he became interested in sister of the girl he was cheating on me with and also had random 1 night stands...152 hours 30 min ago
+1Hotel industryAnyone here familiar with hotels/hospitality industry? I've been put on a project of my firm of maximizing the value of a hotel we just purchased right nearby our corporate campus. I will be working with others to provide a business case on the best way to operate this non elite chain...1418 hours 40 min ago
+1Best background for PEGuys, what is the best background for getting a job in PE: investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">equity research</a></span>, or <span...121 hour 40 min ago
+1Goldman Sachs 2016 Securities Division Insight Day?Who else got this? And how much is it a feeder into the Securities <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> positions? (For context, we all had to complete a first round...81 day 13 hours ago
+1Real Estate PayCan someone please send me the link to that PDF file that specifies certain pay in each position in real estate? I know it's been floating around here but I haven't seen it lately and couldn't find it in a search. Would be nice to have it stickied too. 13 days 21 hours ago
+1What is your fund long on?What is your fund currently long on? Any asset class/currency is fine for this question.............1513 hours 6 min ago
0"On Hold" SA Position Hi Guys, I've been on hold for about two weeks from a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> for an S&T SA offer. Got a call the day after my...32 days 17 hours ago
0Any hip hop fans out there?Since J. Cole's album drop date got leaked a couple of days ago (December 9th), I wanted to promote one of my favorite current generation rappers. But I also wanted to open up a discussion about greatest albums, artists, and moments in hip hop. A lot of discussions I've had about hip...349 min 12 sec ago
0Sponsors - seeking blunt colorMonkeys, (Disclosure: please don't hit me with: "do a search" I know there are SIMILAR threads, but I have specific questions that pertain to near-future decisions in regards to a few specific banks. - Thanks.) Hope everyone is doing well. I am an incoming SA at a <span...34 hours 11 min ago
0Is a cover letter necessary for Spring Insight programmes?Hey everyone, I'm currently applying to the spring insight programmes of a bunch of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banks</a></span> through online...25 days 5 hours ago
0Your student loans could end up costing moreObama's student loan payment plan allows borrowers to lower their monthly payments based on their incomes. This is great for recent graduates without high paying jobs and also for those struggling financially. However, this payment plan could end up costing the government even more. [quote]...02 days 8 hours ago
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