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+1525 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is...764 days 22 hours ago
+141What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...402 days 8 hours ago
+140Never, ever, ever, give up. I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...843 days 4 hours ago
+120How 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...902 weeks 3 days ago
+107Working 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span>. We're unsure if...724 months 3 weeks ago
+105Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe WSO my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1247 months 1 week ago
+108Best interview advice I ever receivedThis idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is. I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Here's what you do: 1. Arrive at interview...1203 months 3 weeks ago
+101How to make VP in Private EquityA few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues – and to PE and <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interviews</a>. I found...824 months 1 week ago
+99Laziness and the Merits of Hard WorkHere goes a book... and not because I need to defend myself, but because I think I have a perspective a lot of people can relate to but can't necessarily put their finger on. <h3> Laziness </h3> I don't look down on "ordinary" people. I am an ordinary person....1233 weeks 2 days ago
+96Some Observations from an MDSo I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all...1275 months 1 week ago
+95From Homeless to Front OfficeAbout a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice</a>). I wish I could...1462 weeks 6 days ago
+85My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers (from MFs and top MM firms), both elated and relieved to be done with such a crazy process. I saw that another user commented saying he’d do a write-up about his experience going through the recruiting process and figured I’d wait to...1133 months 3 weeks ago
+89Life 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...1137 months 3 weeks ago
+84What investment banking is in simple words and my story There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: <ol> <li>Commercial Banking </li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...1517 months 2 weeks ago
+82Thoughts From a Former Navy SEALI can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade in SEAL Teams and other specialized units, I found Seabird’s initial post slightly amusing. If you’ll humor me,...833 weeks 2 days ago
+85Coffee Is For Closers You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people...1333 weeks 2 days ago
+78Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst<em>This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-deal-with-the-hours">"How to Deal with the Hours"</a> (find this comment lower down on page 2). Patrick called this...623 weeks 2 days ago
+81Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...533 weeks 2 days ago
+74Idea Generation... and Why Wall Street Sucks at ItFinancial planners, mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-an-exchange-traded-fund-ETF">ETF</a></span> managers, and even Warren Buffet all say the same thing: <strong>the...741 year 9 months ago
+7315 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...271 week 3 days ago
+71You 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as...423 months 3 weeks ago
+97If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...1791 week 2 days ago
+71Want 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...711 day 12 hours ago
+66Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance"?I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion. When I was in college interviewing for the typical...1497 months 2 weeks ago
+66Stay positiveHello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season. I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...481 week 7 hours ago
+64Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are...575 days 10 hours ago
+64To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed....216 days 7 hours ago
+69We eat what we kill.<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/30/10. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> The following e-mail has been going...1231 month 3 weeks ago
+57Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...811 week 4 days ago
+69Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...1313 weeks 5 days ago
+54How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...231 day 15 min ago
+56In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...461 week 4 days ago
+53Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...511 week 3 days ago
+51Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...1125 months 4 weeks ago
+50Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of his...807 months 3 weeks ago
+402016 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...8581 month 3 weeks ago
+54WSO, It Is Time To TalkWSO, it is time to talk. The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a shocking revelation that you don’t like working 100 hours a...1393 months 3 weeks ago
+47Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to...452 months 6 hours ago
+46Advice 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interviews</a></span>. ...683 years 12 months ago
+47A 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...391 week 4 days ago
+45Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a...351 week 4 days ago
+45Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...91 month 3 weeks ago
+42Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good lifeI've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...421 week 5 days ago
+4230 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...341 week 3 days ago
+44Just Got Into a Target, AMAI made it 5 minutes before they closed and I bought a gallon of skim milk. <em>Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 12/14/15.</em>219 months 3 weeks ago
+342017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page. APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a...7352 weeks 6 days ago
+40Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskThe very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of his...857 months 3 weeks ago
+40In 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...831 week 5 days ago
+49FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...171 week 5 days ago
+38Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm?</h3> There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don't want you to think...222 weeks 3 days ago
+37WSO 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...961 week 6 days ago
+37A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...283 months 1 week ago
+36A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....1061 week 4 days ago
+36How WSO has enhanced my IB/PE career<h3>Background</h3> I randomly discovered WSO nearly seven years ago just weeks after I secured a FT MM IB position. The website was extremely nascent at the time with only a few thousand registered users. The majority of the users were college students with only a handful of...438 months 1 week ago
+36Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on WSO. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias given I’m starting to get a little older myself (I just turned...212 hours 41 min ago
+36Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is unique in that you are beginning to get...201 month 3 weeks ago
+36Advice 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...371 week 6 days ago
+34Why You Should Reject that Start-Up JobI've always considered myself entrepreneurial at heart. Even since I've started my work in IB, I have continued to work on developing a few "back pocket" ideas that I'm excited about. Indeed, ever since I can remember, I have wanted to start my own business, not because...669 months 3 weeks ago
+36Key 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...501 week 1 day ago
+37What 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...874 days 6 hours ago
+33Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey WSO, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to Consulting, as many previous posts have been for me. To...302 days 11 hours ago
+39Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to...261 week 6 days ago
+33Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...282 weeks 2 days ago
+34Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...284 months 2 weeks ago
+33The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly...212 weeks 15 hours ago
+32My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...211 week 3 days ago
+34Successful 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...191 week 6 days ago
+31How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...1116 days 6 hours ago
+31Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Timeline (each number represents a semester): 1. End of Freshman year 2.8 GPA, and working in fast food. Was focused on getting laid, going to parties, and being seen as cool. - 2. Beginning of Sophomore year I got my first girlfriend and did an extra credit assignment to read...512 weeks 10 hours ago
+29HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort...1372 months 1 week ago
+30Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I FollowI short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: <ol> <li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4> These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...252 days 17 hours ago
+34Woodford + 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...252 weeks 2 days ago
+30The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)Discussions that center upon issues such as “which b-school is better”, “M&A, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-capital-markets-ECM">ECM</a></span> or <span...233 weeks 2 days ago
+30What I Learned From Losing $1.2 Million At the start of 2008, I was a grain trader with less than one year of full-time experience who, through a series of strange events, found himself as the de facto head of my desk’s P&L. Although I had a senior trader who was supposedly in charge, he had brought his own book of business to...219 months 2 weeks ago
+38Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 AM meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life as a <span class='keyword_link'><a...603 months 2 days ago
+28Uncle 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 brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...542 weeks 1 day ago
+29Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...192 weeks 3 days ago
+25JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's AM Winning Women events this October in NYC and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #40 for the past year </em>3052 weeks 1 day ago
+252017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet? <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em>2833 weeks 5 days ago
+29Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e...681 day 11 hours ago
+26AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Hello monkeys, I used to be quite active on WSO under a different name (before and up to the Eddie / MMM days), until the IB grind turned me into a lurker. I can honestly say that WSO played a big part in helping me land the IB gig in the first place, so when I coach young bankers / college...1021 week 3 days ago
+17Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...9431 day 15 hours ago
+262017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/227 hours 27 min ago
+25Preparing for the HF informational interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/27/09. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I got a PM asking how to prepare for...144 years 12 months ago
+24The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-tesla-cars-being-produced-now-have-full-self-driving-hardware">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...742 months 1 week ago
+31PED GPAs Should Get an AsteriskI was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...981 month 2 weeks ago
+42Classic Diversity RantHere we go again, boys. Diversity rant. Notice what I did there? I said "boys" because I'm sexist, right? Wrong. Am I sexist? Fuck yeah, if paying for everything and thinking (knowing) that men are better drivers is sexist. But no, I'm actually just speaking to my intended...842 months 4 weeks ago
+21Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell...2651 week 3 days ago
+23Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...481 month 3 weeks ago
+23Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em> At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...289 months 3 weeks ago
+23How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on WSO reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much time for grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and bringing a...261 month 3 weeks ago
+24Pay It ForwardI distinctly remember a phone call I made to a managing director at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/prudential" target="_blank">Prudential</a></span> Securities when I was in business school—I had...139 months 3 weeks ago
+202017 APAC IBD Summer Analyst Interview UpdateDoes anyone know if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...3071 week 50 min ago
+25Yes, You Are Having a Quarter Life Crisis (and it's ok)Hello everyone, A big HELLO to those who can relate to this thread. *Don't have to read.* SHORT intro: I'm in my early 20's, went to a non-target school. Found my way to a storied and renowned IB and secured a job in the <span class='keyword_link'><a...544 months 2 weeks ago
+23The Types of Monkeys in The Trading Jungle<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/23/14. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> The investment banking side of the...372 years 11 months ago
+23A 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...373 months 2 weeks ago
+22Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. A little bit about me: I graduated from a...3355 min 31 sec ago
+22Week 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...278 months 12 hours ago
+22How To Quit Your Job (And Still Win)You’re going to quit at least one job in your life, probably several. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic? Virtually none of those 2.8 million people know how to quit their job <i>and still...112 months 3 weeks ago
+22The Last "what should I do with my money?" Thread (hopefully)Since I became active in WSO several weeks ago, I've noticed a few threads on "I have this much money, what should I do with it?" And the amounts have ranged from $2,000 to $20mm, and to put it bluntly I'm tired of people giving stock tips to strangers when they have no...1088 months 1 week ago
+21Ask a VP in Equity Research anythingI haven't seen one of these in a while, so I figured I would start one. I am a Vice President in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>, with...1066 months 15 hours ago
+172017 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!5051 month 2 weeks ago
+22Minimalism and Wall StreetThis is going to sound pretty odd to some of you, but it's one of those macro trends that have been on my radar since roughly before the crisis started in 2008. I'm talking about the current trend toward minimalism in general and its many offshoots in particular, what long term impact...622 months 2 weeks ago
+25America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...582 months 21 hours ago
+21Funniest Stories - The Analyst YearsAlthough working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just blend together and the pain has gone away. Of course, I'm still irrationally uncomfortable and nervous whenever I see...493 weeks 2 days ago
+21Global macro recruiting - a primer<Redacted> 363 months 1 week ago
+22Allen & Co. - An In-Depth ReviewIn browsing this forum, I’ve come across some misinformation (or none at all) about Allen & Company. The firm has historically been shrouded in secrecy…until today. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this super-secretive firm. All information was gathered through online resources and...333 months 2 weeks ago
+21Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle. <h3>Background</h3> I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no...2711 months 1 day ago
+21Character: A valuable trait developed through adversity.There was a time when the term character was used to describe the quality of an individual. People of character were individuals who made good choices in spite of difficult situations. They chose to meet the challenges when they were tested by adversity. As a result of their actions and the...213 weeks 2 days ago
+23How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...92 hours 38 min ago
+23INTRODUCING: 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...922 weeks 2 days ago
+222015-2016 salary & bonus discussionLet's talk about the 2015 - 2016 year bonus. Please list the firm, level, salary, bonus using the following format: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>, S&T, A0, 150k...1742 months 1 week ago
+20MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...27119 hours 32 min ago
+22So I heard You Want to Start Trading?Let me start off by clarifying. By <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold...611 month 4 weeks ago
+203 Tips for Non-TargetsWell I did it. I landed an offer to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...398 months 3 weeks ago
+20AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment FundI have been reading WSO for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I was getting myself in to, so hopefully I can provide some...321 month 1 week ago
+217 Things I've Learned About Being A ManagerYou've just gotten that promotion and now you're in charge of a small team. Congratulations! And welcome to middle management. All the hard work and the knowledge you've developed about everything your firm does these past few years has been noticed. But, now you have a small...329 months 3 weeks ago
+20Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...271 month 2 weeks ago
+20The Street Before Christmas 2013Merry Christmas Monkeys! </em> <center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2013</h3><br><h4>by Eddie Braverman</h4></center> <center>'Twas the Street Before Christmas 2013 Just two days before the Wolf hits the screen Spinning the...202 years 1 week ago
+20How IBD Makes (or Loses) Money and Why that Matters to YouInspired by @CompBanker" 's post on <A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-truth-behind-pe-compensation">"The Truth Behind PE Compensation."</A> Many junior IBD bankers are often asked to participate in "business planning" for...97 months 1 day ago
+23To All the Hillary Supporters that are allowing themselves to be spoon Fed by Main Stream Mediahttp://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990 Please read. I'm not a huge fan of Trump but IMO he's a better option than Hilary. Shit is so rigged... And Trump isn't like all the other puppets.1962 months 1 week ago
+19AMA: Big Four Valuation Associate - Deciding Whether This Job Is Right For You<em>Mod Note (Andy) - This AMA was originally posted last year but @SeekingAlpha180" said he can still take questions from you (+new questions about his transition) </em> <strong>3/7/16 update: </strong>WSO Monkeys - I just moved to a top MM IB doing M&A in...604 months 1 week ago
+19From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy" wrote and said he could still answer questions</em> WSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and again. There is a wealth of...5310 months 2 days 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...513 weeks 2 days ago
+19Random Thoughts on the HF IndustryIt’s been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis") so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I’ll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thought this was more appropriate. The below is a compilation of...439 months 1 week ago
+21Makena Capital For all interested in Investment Analyst internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... <h3>Interview Process:</h3> In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, why <span...303 months 3 weeks ago
+21Avoid a Classic Mistake: Don’t Be a ‘Try Hard’I’ve written before about how your relationships at work are <em><u>everything</u></em>. If your bosses like you, you get better assignments, more favorable reviews, honestly you even get paid more and promoted over co-workers that probably deserve it more than you...233 months 3 weeks 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...233 months 2 weeks ago
+21Non-Target to MM IB: My AdviceAlthough I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a day, hopefully I...61 month 3 weeks ago
+18AMA: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity StartupMy experience bridges three worlds: investment banking, private equity, and startup life. Here’s my story, in a nutshell: I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's Plan II and Business Honors programs and was hired directly out of undergrad to <span...1019 months 1 week ago
+19The Definitive Top 10 Alcoholic BeveragesLet's talk booze. You all knew the time would come that the discussion would branch out from my tried and true (WoodfordandCreatine™) and get more adventurous. There's no rules when it comes to alcohol, except obviously don't be a pussy. Try everything once. Also, girl drinks...661 month 4 weeks ago
+19USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...581 month 3 weeks ago
+22In Response to “20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get”<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/15/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Jason Nazar, a contributing writer for...583 months 1 week ago
+27Accidentally 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...525 months 4 weeks ago
+18As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE...377 months 2 days ago
+19Adam the Analyst - Episode 1: Introduction<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursdays - this was originally posted 09/2010</em> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/20_uWZT-W8U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!--break--> PLEASE...292 years 8 months ago
+18To All Freshman and SophomoresSo I have been asked twice in the past week by ambitious young monkeys "What are the best sources to learn to build a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial...251 month 4 weeks ago
+188 Rules to Live ByThe old guy here... A lot of people emailed me asking for life advice after I posted <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/15-career-steps">"15 career steps"</a>... Pull up your skirt and repeat diver John Chatterton's 8 "rules to live by."...224 months 1 week ago
+23What if Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan merged together?I know this sounds insane! But theoretically speaking what if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span...682 months 3 weeks ago
+16What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...1612 weeks 1 day ago
+17No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in PE myself, but man, it's hard. Seems WSO is all about the younglings but I wanted to hear what you fellow mid-career guys are experiencing. It's quite amusing to see the many...541 week 3 days ago
+17What Are You Committed to Learning in 2017?<p>This will be my last post of 2016, so before I get into it I just want say thanks for a great year (or half-year) back at WSO. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance related. The caliber of threads and comments really has leveled up...471 week 3 days ago
+18Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart...392 months 3 days ago
+28Shitty Networking 101Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...343 months 1 week ago
+18Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...304 months 2 weeks ago
+13Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: <em>"A man walks into library and approaches the...4222 months 1 week ago
+17Congratulations to the 2015 WSO Forum Member of the Year: DingDong08<em>Mod Note (Andy): I'm posting this under DingDong08's account so he can reap all the silver banana love :-) </em> Winning by an astounding margin (33% of the votes vs 14% ), congratulations to WSO super user <strong>@Dingdong08"</strong> for winning...2011 months 1 week ago
+17Extremely Robust Growth Projected - 132 hour work week All right, fellow monkeys. I'm on the tail end of a 132-hour workweek, so just a brief post today. So there I was, middle of the night, massaging an industry growth chart into an artificially-rosy picture that makes our pitch more attractive (a procedure that many of you will be...163 months 2 weeks ago
+20Women in the Workplace Pt 2: Rigged Markets, Inside Information, and the “Softer” SexMy <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/women-in-the-workplace-how-do-you-guys-deal">original post</a> on women in the workplace caused something of a commotion. I hadn't planned on a follow up, but @GLCIB27" forgot to check her privilege, so here we are...932 months 2 weeks ago
+16AMA: A Bored Financial AdvisorHello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...852 months 2 weeks ago
+16Is This a Great Country or What?America is not a place without its problems, but there are some things we do better than any other country on Earth. Opportunity has to be at the top of that list. America is one of those rare places where you can truly start with nothing (or with even less than nothing) and become enormously...633 weeks 2 days ago
+16Special Sits PE Case Study Example<em>The webinar for this case is TODAY, July 6th, at 5:00pm EDT. If you miss it, it will be replayed for free on the homepage on August 6th</em> Even though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has...452 months 1 week ago
+16Teller's Comprehensive Guide to Diversity RecruitingI'm creating this thread because I think that diversity recruiting is a powerful tool that is very much underutilized. Just about every <span class='keyword_link'><a...439 months 2 weeks ago
+18Week 4 of IBD Internship: Initiation<em>The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance Internship Guide</a></strong>.</em> <em>Want to read more of...371 year 3 months ago
+17Farted in Pipeline Meeting - Advice needed immediatelyIt was horrible. Smelled like someone killed a fat skunk with an egg stick. The two MDs in the room gave me the most evil stare I've ever seen...even worse than when I royally screwed up on a deal. Any help on what I should do to apologize? Thank goodness a couple analysts were there to...306 months 1 week ago
+16WSO'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...281 month 5 days ago
+16From 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...257 months 1 week ago
+16The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">WSO IB interview materials</a> I used in the past. Seeing these...171 week 3 days ago
+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...954 months 1 week ago
+15Johnson (Cornell) 2nd Year MBA Ask Me Anything AMAInspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in M7 MBAs, or you're HSW or bust, feel...941 year 8 months ago
+17The Intellectual Yet IdiotMust read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): [quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...821 month 4 days ago
+15Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.793 days 5 hours ago
+15Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing <span class='keyword_link'><a...794 months 2 days ago
+15Officially Out of the HF BusinessMight as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> business to pursue other interests on good...4310 months 3 weeks ago
+15The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...278 months 3 weeks ago
+15Coming to America - A Canadian in New York (AMA)<EM>Quick Background: STEM Undergrad, public tech co, Canadian MBA, Big Five Canadian <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, now NYC <span...2610 months 1 week ago
+157 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans. <h3>0. The Preparation: </h3> is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed,...262 weeks 6 days ago
+20A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSODiversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines...242 days 18 hours ago
+156 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="http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-of-self-made-millionaires-2016-3">"13 Habits of Self-Made...181 month 3 weeks ago
+14BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-to-push-your-resume <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still...1115 months 1 week ago
+15Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>: being able to do <span...83 months 3 weeks ago
+14PE Recruiting Modeling Exams / Case Studies Group ShareHey guys, I'm currently an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...1066 hours 10 min ago
+15Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA LevelMost of recruiting discussion here are for SA/ANL, and I realized MBA level recruiting is very different after went through the entire process. So I want to give back to the community and write a short guide about it. Since all these are pretty transparent and will be provided to you in your...6810 months 2 weeks ago
+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry...435 hours 51 min ago
+18I'm A F*cking SleuthNo fucks left to give, monkeys. I've got dirt on my boss and I want you to dream with me: what should I ask for? So I'm in the shitter, taking a shit, as I do, and reupping on Adderall, albeit with an off-label route of administration, hence the privacy. I've also got a good...292 months 1 week ago
+14AMA: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset Allocators It's about time I do another post on here and rather than go into detail on a specific aspect of the industry I'm just going to open it up to a general AMA. The E&F (and asset allocators in general) industry is sort of a black box. Most people don't know a ton about the...292 months 4 weeks ago
+16Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offerHello everyone, I just signed and sent out the McKinsey offer. This is something I have not even dream about 4 years ago when I first found about the world of consulting and MBB firms. It was a very long journey. I could not always see how all dots will connect but being driven by ambition...244 months 1 week ago
+14Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...141 month 2 weeks ago
+15Dear 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...125 months 3 weeks ago
+14What's Your Five Year (IBD) Plan? A VP Reflects and Looks Forward.I don't approve of this as an interview question, but it is something that everyone should try to think about. When I was an MBA candidate, it was more about just getting my foot in the door. I was lucky enough to get into a good bank as an <span class='keyword_link'><a...74 months 2 weeks ago
+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the MBA programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's FT MBA program. Hopefully this will be helpful for anyone considering coming...72 months 6 hours ago
+13Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA. Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1054 hours 50 min ago
+13Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib...924 months 3 weeks ago
+12Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street? Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...1812 months 1 day ago
+13Gray Fox AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last August but Gray Fox wrote and said he could still answer questions</em> I've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack" @Kenny_Powers_CFA" @BlackHat"...7110 months 2 days ago
+13AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECMWhat's going on everybody, The WSO community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...543 weeks 16 hours ago
+12I'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. 1462 months 3 weeks ago
+12AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...1401 month 3 weeks ago
+13A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball PlayerI figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...395 months 6 days ago
+13Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything! Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I...392 months 1 week ago
+13Blackrock MD BY 31: Ask me Anything <strong>Bio: </strong><em>Khe attended Yale University and has 15 years of finance experience, mostly as a fund of funds investor. Khe was promoted to Managing Director at Blackrock at the age of 31, and last year left to explore entrepreneurial passions around community...376 months 3 weeks ago
+13Investing In The Middle East 101So the "Middle East".... that place with a lot of camels and terrorists, right? NO! Before even thinking of investing in the Middle East, you have to stop calling it the "Middle East". It's Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Saudi...352 months 2 weeks ago
+13How to buy your first set of golf clubsFor a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...341 day 6 hours ago
+14Why do we lie about how many hours we work?Back when I was in my second year of consulting, I worked with literally the busiest person in the world. At least, that's what she wanted everyone to think... She would rush around the office with a permanent frown on her face, clutching her laptop and a stack of papers.  I...339 months 1 week ago
+14WSO Campus Representative Program August 23, 2016 update - we've decided there will be no campus rep program this school year. Instead we are testing out working with a smaller group of <span class='keyword_link'><a...12911 months 6 days ago
+14The Biggest Mistakes Even Great Employees MakeAlthough this isn't 100% directed to IB it is a strong overview of working general and the main mistakes that good or great employees do that limit them from being rockstars. <h3>1. They Clock In, Work, Clock Out</h3> The difference between a great employee and a rockstar...269 months 3 weeks ago
+13This Week in Oil and Gas - 01/22/2016I plan on posting a weekly discussion topic called "This Week in Oil and Gas" to highlight news of the week (topics well vary). I am open to any suggestions and will hope that other users participate and post their thoughts. Here we go! <h3>Industry...2511 months 3 weeks ago
+13Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it...241 day 10 hours ago
+13Confusion Networking SituationDear Mr. Monkey, I am interning right now at a small investment boutique in my hometown doing some value-adding work. However, I want to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs"...227 months 1 week ago
+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...171 month 3 weeks ago
+15My system for getting better at work (every single day)I sucked at my first job. It's a weird thing to admit, but it's true. When I started as a management consultant in 2010, I was worse than useless.  I had spent my summers during university cleaning yachts for rich people and working on my tan. Case in point: during my first...168 months 6 days ago
+13Personal Finance Budget TemplateNot trying to hijack or supersede anyone's topics here, just figured I'd try to be helpful - this is inspired by <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/managing-your-money-building-a-personal-financial-model">"Managing Your Money, Building a Personal...141 month 1 week ago
+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to this feeling, so here are my thoughts on...131 month 3 weeks ago
+15Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in NYC for Christmas for one god damn day and I feel like I ripped half my hair out. I still have plenty of it though, it will grow back, and just to make sure you understand how genetically fit I am, it's a guarantee that it's never...111 week 1 day ago
+13Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I...111 month 1 week ago
+13Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this...64 months 3 weeks ago
+12Guns: A Great InvestmentThe <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_versus_butter_model"> guns vs. butter debate </a> has long been a favorite of production possibility frontier chartists. This elderly economic theorem is said to not correlate well to free market economies... Perhaps that...2953 weeks 2 days ago
+13Credit Analyst AMABackground: I work for one of the largest banks in the world by assets, in credit analysis. My job is basically to analyze the credit risk of large corporates (generally more than $1Bn in revenue). Products are not limited to loans and revolvers, but extends to everything under the sun that is...943 weeks 1 day ago
+12L/S Credit HF Analyst - AMAI'm a long-term lurker, infrequent poster on another account. AMA. Have been reflecting a lot lately on "giving back" and WSO has been huge to me. More interested in talking credit / markets than "my path" or "recruiting" because I only got my jobs via...778 months 4 weeks ago
+12Is Facebook the Devil?I'm sitting here chuckling because of course the title is in jest, but Facebook has been having a rough go of it lately. Not financially, mind you, where they've been absolutely killing it. I'm talking about in the media and political sphere, where roughly half the country (well,...691 month 1 hour ago
+15How does models and bottles work?I keep hearing the phrase <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-does-models-and-bottles-work">models and bottles</a></span>, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But,...1605 months 2 weeks ago
+12AMA: CS/Finance Major -> Software Engineer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last July but Ace wrote and said he could still answer questions.</em> Hey all, Recent graduate here trying to kill time before work starts. I've seen a number of recent posts about people in finance getting burnt out and...481 year 1 week ago
+12AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUMHi All - I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...432 months 1 week ago
+12Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into finance...in the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...353 days 5 hours ago
+12The Art of Eloquence: Use These 4 Phrases to Advance Your Life and CareerIn life, and in careers, technical proficiency eventually fades in importance as compared to the skill of managing people. Eventually, you have to learn not only what to say, but also how to say it. The words, phrases, and sentences that follow will start you thinking about what triggers of the...319 months 1 week ago
+12AMA: Investment Director at a mid-sized endowment fundChronic lurker here. I recently accepted a position at an endowment fund. Didn't see a lot of info. here on endowment fund investments - so ask away any questions you have. As background, I am responsible for all of the endowment's alternative investments (private equity, private...302 months 2 weeks ago
+14A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on WSO for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 week 1 day ago
+12Goldman Sachs Video InterviewMyself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...1131 month 3 weeks ago
+12Hack Your Mind! Increase Focus By 200% and Finally Get Shit Done!I know for a fact a lot of you, like me, often debate between checking the latest event on Facebook or finishing that essay or project early. More often than not, we end up scrolling through our news feed, heading over to Youtube, and finally stressing over the looming exams while burdened with...118 months 4 weeks ago
+12Structuring and Flow in an M&A ModelMost of you probably already know this, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to say it again out loud. Especially since I've seen a few confusingly (and unnecessarily) circular models lately, it might be a good time to review. When designing your models, like a good computer program, your...105 months 1 week ago
+18FTB's Acceptance SpeechVoting is over. I win <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218">Member of the Year</a>. If you aren't happy with the results, go find Hillary in the woods and you can cry about it together. You better believe...43 weeks 2 days ago
+11What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...931 month 2 weeks ago
+11Do you guys actually enjoy your jobs?I'm curious why you guys went into investment banking (or why you want to) and how many of you guys actually enjoy your jobs? It seems like so many people going into banking (especially at the analyst level) end up hating their work and the lifestyle that comes with it. I know investment...866 months 1 week ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...1642 days 12 hours ago
+11The 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. <h3>Off The tee</h3> 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...471 month 8 hours ago
+12Injured both of my legs, what should I do about pants for the next 4-6 weeks?Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs...362 months 3 weeks ago
+12From Depression to Community College to Target School & BeyondHey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself and hopefully share...285 months 1 week ago
+12Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a...267 months 1 week ago
+11What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...251 month 3 weeks ago
+11From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT.I went to a prestigious private high school where lots of students are placed into Ivy league and other target schools across the nation. However, I gave zero f*cks in high school and was addicted to video games. I was naive into thinking that I could pull a 3.0 and get into a good college based...236 months 1 week ago
+15Do You Work Sick? Well, shit. Hillary Clinton's not the only one hiding dirty secrets about her health. I'm sitting at my desk with wads of Kleenex under my arms and some damn baby powder on my temples. I'm working on a word document. The family doctor told me to write whatever I want and...213 months 2 weeks ago
+11Advice to Fellow Non-Targets / Low GPAs: Use LinkedinI have seen a lot of posts about cold calling/emailing when your background isn't necessarily target and I thought I'd put in my two cents. To people trying to break in: use LinkedIn email religiously. Let me preface this by stating I was a 3.0 student at a very non-target state...205 months 1 week ago
+12How to find fast and healthy food court meals (even if you're crazy busy)I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races. That's right.  In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervélo bike. These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do...125 months 2 weeks ago
+11Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business SchoolI went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built <span class='keyword_link'><a...711 months 6 days ago
+11PERE 50 2016-Real Estate Private Equity Rankings2016 real estate private equity rankings. (See attachment inside the post)76 months 2 weeks ago
+10The 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...1077 months 3 weeks ago
+13Advice from an ex-IB MD: The Habits of Winners<b>Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes – George Soros</b> My goal is to give you as many strategic advantages as possible, so that you can’t help but win in life. A month...610 months 2 weeks ago
+11How To Pull Off An Internal TransferA lot of people are unhappy in their jobs. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. I’ve written extensively about how you should quit your job, and for many people, that advice is all they need. There is, however, one situation where that advice does not suffice. Some...22 months 2 weeks ago
+10hot car but no hot girl - HELP!okay guys, i am in a very difficult situation. I have a very nice car, 2006 bmw z4, that gets me compliments all the time. there is this incredibly hot girl at work that i like but i've never talked to her before since i have nothing to talk to her about. i figured that i could use my car...1003 months 1 week ago
+11Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring up often enough - Is anyone else...828 months 15 hours ago
+12AMA: 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...791 month 2 days ago
+13TRUMP 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:...694 weeks 1 day ago
+10Imperialism, 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...611 month 4 days ago
+10AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: MSF, ~2years MM <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> There seems to be a dearth of information about FoF on this site, so happy to...571 month 3 weeks ago
+10Is Apple losing grip?Is it just me or is Apple losing it? Their idea of innovation seems to be removing ports/plugs from the core and then creating expensive adapters to replace them - makes no fu..ing sense for the customer. And now, in the era of touch screens, they come up with an Apple Touch Bar for the new...561 month 2 weeks ago
+16Dress Like A Man: The Anti-DouchesuitI have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following: If you're a male in his early 20s who...532 months 1 week ago
+10Get In, Loser. We're Going To Mars.<p>What a time to be alive. We could be (probably are) on the cusp of being an interplanetary species. Elon Musk revealed his plans for taking humanity to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress on Tuesday. And it starts in July of 2018. </p> <p>There are a lot of...513 months 1 week ago
+10Ask an Institutional LP anything.Fire away with questions and I'll give my answers/opinions. I've done diligence on everything from early-stage VCs to megafunds. Feel free to PM if your question is sensitive.5010 months 3 days ago
+10Hangover RemediesFellow Monkey's - 'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)! When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty...485 days 15 hours ago
+11MSF -->> Big 4 Valuation AMAIt has been a long time since I've posted something constructive on these fora but lately, I have been getting a lot of questions on LinkedIn about Big 4 valuation, especially from those in MSF programs and recent MSF grads. Like most MSFs, I was completely unaware of the diverse career...455 months 1 week ago
+15Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better InvestorInstead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There’s at least five very good reasons, so let’s get right into it. <h4>1) Know the Rules</h4> The subtlety in this seemingly...432 weeks 1 day ago
+12Transgender at a Hedge FundI currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, MBA from a top 3 program, passed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...402 months 3 weeks ago
+11Resume Guidelines from a WSO Drop ReviewerI have reviewed a number of resumes from a recent WSO drop, and while I've received some really wonderful ones that I have passed on (at least one received an offer!), I had far too many that were just terrible, which should not happen given the wealth of advice WSO has to offer on resumes....346 months 3 weeks ago
+10Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine. 1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...283 weeks 2 days ago
+10Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...263 months 1 week ago
+102015 in Film: A Year in ReviewThe best time of the year has arrived. With 2015 behind us, it's time to take a look at the film industry ahead of the Academy Awards. This past year I managed to see 17+ films in the theater, which I've attempted to highlight below....2211 months 4 weeks ago
+10Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ERBackground: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span>. I...217 months 3 weeks ago
+17How 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 =...143 weeks 3 days ago
+11How to get the MD to push your resume<em>Mod Note (Andy): You can read his ongoing AMA here: "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/bb-operations-md-ama">BB Operations MD AMA</a>"</em> We all know that the best person to push your resume for a internship at a <span...1010 months 3 weeks ago
+13I Entered A Time WarpHappy Halloween assholes. Here's a spooky story to shiver your timbers and rustle your jimmies. It takes place in the vestibule of my apartment building. Don't google 'vestibule' unless you want to see some gnarly female anatomy up close and personal (definitely no homo,...82 months 1 week ago
+10The long road to ER from a non-targetI have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into <span class='keyword_link'><a...78 months 1 week ago
+10How To Admit Your Great Job Isn't Your Dream JobWhat’s the difference between a good life and a good job? It might seem like a silly question. To a lot of people, having a good job is a big part of having a good life. But to the millions of people with good jobs who are still unhappy, the distinction is critically important. We define...51 month 3 weeks ago
+72016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...3036 months 2 weeks ago
+9Who Is Rich?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in September 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a> If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to...9511 months 3 weeks ago
+9BlackRock Virtual Cover LetterHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not...911 month 3 weeks ago
+10What If No One Wins the Election?<p>Whomever you prefer in the 2016 presidential race, no one can say it hasn’t been interesting (in the same way watching jackals pick apart the carcass of an antelope is interesting). One of the things that makes it so is the fact that we are a month out and it could still go either...822 months 3 weeks ago
+9What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...753 hours 45 min ago
+9AMA First Year Wharton MBAI hosted a WSO webinar (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-my-application-to-wharton-7pm-et-12215">link here</a>) on Thursday, December 3rd about my application to Wharton and how I got in, despite having a low <span...6410 months 5 days ago
+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...585 days 2 hours ago
+10When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into SA recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique IB, and given the comparatively lax lifestyle I have now compared to next summer and potentially for the rest of my life, I wanted to do some soul...566 months 6 days ago
+9Barclays recruitment process - Business Insight online assessment Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span>' new recruitment process for London <span...462 months 3 weeks ago
+10Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCGHey guys, An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in myself and failing MANY times,...382 months 1 week ago
+10'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall Street<em>"Equity" came out last week (limited release) and currently has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes</em> Coming straight out of 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival, Meera Menon's Equity is dubbed “the first all-female Wall Street movie” by many. It is an incredibly...364 months 2 weeks ago
+10Workaholics vs. Successaholics: Working Hard vs. Working SmartGreetings fellow monkeys: By way of introduction, I have been a shadow-user for quite some time, please excuse my lurking, and I want to thank everybody for all of the thought and effort that is put into your posts. I have learned a great amount from the WSO community and the content is often...285 months 2 weeks ago
+10We're Totally Living in a Simulation<p>Ever since I started writing for WSO again there has been one topic you guys have asked me to cover more than any other, and that is the notion that we're living in a simulation. Well, <em>living</em> probably isn't the right word. More like...263 months 2 weeks ago
+8Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?Question pretty much is self explanatory. What is your opinion on dating female bankers (sales and traders as well)1231 month 1 week ago
+12Why 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...191 month 1 week ago
+9From weighing 280 pounds and a 2.5 GPA at a Non-Target, to 200 pounds and an Interview with McKinseyHi Everyone, I've been browsing Wallstreet Oasis for the past few years and I want to share my story and more importantly, reiterate to everyone on this forum to dream big. I went to a non-target state school and while suffering from social anxiety and obesity, I was also facing an...152 months 3 weeks ago
+8Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how youre experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...11515 hours 18 min ago
+11"How do I stay in shape if I'm sitting in the office all day?"As part of <a href="http://worklifefitness.co/">my business</a>, I hear this question all the time...<em>"How do I stay in shape if I'm sitting in the office all day?"</em> You've probably asked yourself this question a few times as...157 months 2 weeks ago
+9Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...102 days 22 hours ago
+8What Shows do you watch?I know that this topic has been posted on before; but, due to things constantly changing, I figured it would be good to ask again. With the semester about to end, I'm going to have some free time to watch some more shows and wanted to see what shows bankers watch. I already watch Suits, but...1072 days 15 hours ago
+9Wharton Business School: Entrepreneurship Speech I went to Wharton and spoke to some of their MBAs about Entrepreneurship and thought you guys might like the video of it :-) 18 minutes and 40 seconds on the following four topics: <ol> <li>Is quitting your job and starting a business right for you?</li> ...710 months 3 weeks ago
+9Mid 90's was the wildest lending I've seenAnybody here that's about my age (39) and older will remember the mid to late 90's resi lending as being far more aggressive than the 2000's. In 1996, at age 19, after working for a large consumer finance lender (similar to TransAmerica), I got in the mortgage business. Times...33 months 3 days ago
+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218 Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...873 weeks 13 hours ago
+8If nothing else mattered, what would you do?Don't get me wrong. I love my job and what I do. I have always been curious to find out what people would pursue if money were not an object and relationships did not tie you to a specific region. What occupation would you pursue if you were not constrained by your future/ money/...851 month 2 weeks ago
+8What Do You Tell People You Do?So.... I'm kind of getting sick of explaining to friends and family that I'm not a realtor. Plus even when I do try to explain the concept of being a real estate investment analyst at a family office, it just kind of flies over everyone's head and they still assume that I'm a...651 month 1 week ago
+10How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OdYBxxpSPY 611 hour 43 sec ago
+8Uncle Eddie's Guide to RumI've been meaning to do this for some time now and, with the holiday party/gift giving season right around the corner, I figured now was as good a time as any. Those of you who know me know that I love my rum. Not only does it have a pleasant effect on a body after three or four, rum more...608 months 1 week ago
+8AMA: REIT Acquisitions AssociateWSO has provided me tons of valuable information over the years and helped me break into real estate a few years ago. Now it's time to pay it forward. I am going to be 100% full disclosure on everything (except compensation). I work as an acquisitions associate for a small publicly...591 month 1 week ago
+8AMA- Big 4 Audit to MM IBHi all, Recently moved from Big 4 Audit to a top MM IB (Blair, Jeff, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span...531 month 1 week ago
+8A Career In Market RiskHello all, I am a less of a contributor on this site but think it makes sense to post my experience in the field of Market Risk and everything around it from a career point of view if it ends up helping few members. <strong>Happy to take questions, ask away...</strong> I spent...4511 months 1 week ago
+8AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSI hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers. I also have friends who were in MAcc, MSc Marketing, and hopefully I can share whatever I can find. Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad with 3.5 GPA, experiences in...441 month 4 weeks ago
+8AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside M&A team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals. I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. 411 month 3 weeks ago
+8Any 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...1401 month 5 days ago
+8AMA - Non-Target >> Valuation >> MM IBAttempting to share my knowledge and experience lateraling from valuation to IB in an effort to give back to the WSO community. The situation: Non-target, landed a valuation role out of undergrad. Leveraged my valuation experience and was able to network into a MM IB analyst role after a...408 months 1 week ago
+8Affirmative Action Based Upon Income/Wealth Instead of Race?I cannot claim credit for this, I'm reposting from Financial Samurai's blog, a very successful man who I occasionally read. Curious to see what the opinion of WSO is... Excerpt:[quote] For those who believe race is a fine criteria to use for college admissions, are you telling me...373 months 4 days ago
+8What 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...354 weeks 1 day ago
+8Interactive Debt Sizing MatricesI created these interactive Debt Sizing Matrices after I observed that my colleagues and I were continually running the same calculations when trying value a property and/or size a loan. Feel free to post/send some feedback.327 months 1 week ago
+8AMA - HY/Special Situations Analyst at $30bn+ HF in LondonLong-time user of WSO under a different account, believe it's time to give back. Background in <span class='keyword_link'><a...261 month 3 weeks ago
+8Funniest Scene in a Finance/Business MovieHey everyone! After watching The Big Short this past holiday season, I stumbled across one of the funniest scenes I've seen in a movie, or at least a finance-related movie: The actual scene is from 1:55-2:32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hG4X5iTK8M This scene was actually in...2211 months 2 weeks ago
+13How to sleep anywhere anytime 101I'm back from Vegas in one piece, chumps. Thanks a lot for those sordid invitations in my inbox courtesy of your blackout selves. I think I met a couple of you, and I know for sure from the unspeakable smell of my clothes that I met some of your working female "friends." Extra...224 months 18 hours ago
+9Two Internships Don’t Equal a Job: My journey from an NGO to a VCWhen people ask me about my career, I simply tell them that after becoming disillusioned with non-profit work, I went to London Business School to transition to a role at an investing firm. In reality, the shift was much more complicated than that. The following is a comprehensive history of how...203 months 3 weeks ago
+8Get Pumped for the Next Star WarsThe second trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is now out... How many of you monkeys double as jedi and are therefore hyped for the next Star Wars movie, which comes to theaters December 16 this year. I know The Force Awakens wasn't a hit with many, but I liked it and...202 months 3 weeks ago
+8The Red Flags That Will Screw You At Goldman SachsSo apparently CNBC has compiled a list of all the words and phrases that could get flagged by Goldman's automated email surveillance system, and be transferred to someone in the compliance department for review. Apparently the list was created in 2008 and has been regularly updated since...166 months 3 weeks ago
+9What are the most overrated movies?Not going to lie, I thought the Revenant as a pretty mediocre film, along with the Hateful Eight....1132 weeks 4 days ago
+8AMA: Non-target to target transfer; BB IB & buyside offersHi everyone, this site provided immeasurable help in my journey to break into finance. I realize this post may only apply to a small group of monkeys, but I think I can be most helpful by discussing my transfer process and decision to switch schools at the undergrad level. Since the deadline for...119 months 2 days ago
+8Staying Alive: 4 Tips for Surviving Corporate LayoffsAs an Oil and Gas professional, Fridays are both a curse and a blessing depending on whether or not I have a job at the end of the day. Since the price of oil has been on a perpetual decline and showing no signs of a recovery, thousands of employees have been laid off. Everyone from Jim the...911 months 3 weeks ago
+8JV Promote Structures and ConceptsI've noticed a lot of questions on this forum relating to promote structures, deal structures, and other topics relating to JV partnerships and return calculations. One of my former co-workers gave me an issue of the Real Estate Finance Journal that does a fantastic job diving into all...45 months 6 days ago
+8What makes a good short?Responding to @LionHeart"'s question on how to identify good short candidate - <em>"What is your thought process when determining good shorts, and what are some key items you look for?"</em> Below describes my primary process. There are numerous danger signs...32 months 4 weeks ago
+7NFL Playoffs 2017 ThreadUpdate 1/9: Hawks over Lions, Texans over Raiders, Packers over Giants, and Steelers over Dolphins. Who do you guys like in the upcoming match ups? This weekend starts us off on the NFL playoffs for 2017 with the four wildcard round games, and what an interesting weekend it will be. We...891 day 19 hours ago
+8Is College Worth the Opportunity Cost?<p>This is going to seem like an odd question to many of you, and I even debated whether I should ask it here. On the other hand, this might be the perfect place to ask it. It's about the opportunity cost of college.</p> <p>I'm asking as the father of two young...794 months 3 days ago
+29From Heartbroken Undergrad to Elite Wall Street Warrior – My StoryFrequent lurker, first time poster. This is my story, with a bit of personal flair. I’ll cover why not getting an internship was the best thing that ever happened to me. Why a high GPA and and an Ivy League degree are not as important as you think. Why Renaissance, Two Sigma, et.al. are not...749 months 3 weeks ago
+7Hillary Clinton's Estate TaxYou might have seen that Hillary Clinton has proposed a hike in the estate tax to 65% (it's currently at 40%). The estate tax is unlike other taxes because you are passing down something for your kids' benefit, not your own. On one hand, you should be able to do what you want with...733 months 1 week ago
+72017 SOPHOMORE Diversity/Non-Diversity Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageThe general IB recruiting is really useful but posts about sophomore programs get buried so made a sophomore specific thread. Here are some of the sophomore diversity/non diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and other divisions -<span...701 month 2 weeks ago
+7Why isn't Wall Street attractive for millennials? Fellow monkeys, was reading this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/can-banks-make-wall-street-sexy-again-for-millennials">article</a> on Bloomberg which mentioned that Industry bodies are trying to push banks to offer student debt programmes and...641 month 2 weeks ago
+7Common Hotkeys - What do you use?Monkeys, I've been trying to find online if there are any macros or hotkeys for the paste formula option. I find myself using this option all the time in my modeling and really can't find another method quicker than just right clicking and clicking paste fx. If anyone has any advice on...642 months 1 day ago
+8Clinton Tax Plan I thought I would write about the Clinton tax plan! Seeing as how she is probably going to be president, we should start thinking about it. So here are all the planks in the plan, which I cribbed from the Tax Foundation. My responses <em>in italics</em> are below each. 1....611 month 1 week ago
+7AMA - Top Tech / Media Corporate Development AssociateSome of you might know that i recently switched into corporate development after doing ~3 years of banking and getting promoted to associate. I'm a couple months in, but can answer any questions you may have592 hours 24 min ago
+7NE M7 to MBB: What I wish I knew, observations, and ask me anythingI attend a northeastern M7 school and just finished first year recruiting, having landed 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> offers and 1 2nd tier offer (ATK, LEK,...5410 months 6 days ago
+7Most 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...511 month 6 days ago
+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...507 months 4 weeks ago
+7I went> B4 Audit> B4 CF > IB: Ask me anythingAs a lot of people ask about these things then I thought I'd make an AMA: I work in London and I made that much sought after career jump that started in Big Four audit and ended up in IB (Debt Capital Markets) at a boutique with a stopover at Big Four CF in between. If you have any...507 months 2 weeks ago
+7Douchebag ClientsDo you guys ever feel like wanting to roundhouse kick your clients to the head? It's like they're illiterate and can't read simple emails you send. It's always corporates, never have this problem with the PE's. Goddamn they suck. /end rant Edit* Please do not take...483 weeks 10 hours ago
+72017 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...471 week 5 days ago
+7What 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...472 weeks 3 days ago
+8Big4 M&A - An ExplanationOver the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...465 months 4 weeks ago
+11Do you believe in man-made climate change?Interested to hear what WSO thinks of this. I am in two minds with this one, Its a tough one and in general you can't dare to question the validity of some government scientists 1443 weeks 4 days ago
+7How To Be A Gentleman: A Monkey's Review<strong>What does being a gentleman mean to you?</strong> Does it mean knowing which fork to use at a properly-set table? Does it mean being so impeccably dressed as to make Patrick Bateman and 007 envious? Does it mean knowing when to tip, how to tie a bowtie, or how to properly...413 weeks 2 days ago
+7AMA: Dropout -> coding bootcamp -> 100K+Hi all, I'm currently working in silicon valley tech as a software engineer. I once considered working in finance because I wanted to make big money but clearly couldn't break in without a college degree. I ended up taking the plunge with a coding bootcamp a few years back and...402 months 3 weeks ago
+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...346 days 49 min ago
+15How many of the senior bankers on your team do you reckon will die aloneI never really thought of my superiors as being human and just wrote them off as being married, divorced, terribly inconvenienced by the fact that they are indeed married, really good at getting divorced, asexual, or hopeless. That last category includes some of the serial direct promotes at the...337 months 2 weeks ago
+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...282 months 2 weeks ago
+7Make Hay While the Sun ShinesThere was a couple of different ways I could have gone this week. I could have talked about <a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/12/12/13917982/trump-hair-tech-summit-shame-silicon-valley">Silicon Valley ascending the Tower of Mauron to meet with Trumplethinskin</a>, which...274 weeks 8 hours ago
+7Nootropics: CILTEP vs. Nexus<p><em>Obligatory note: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet. These are my experiences alone, and you must decide what is best for yourself. If that includes seeing a doctor before beginning any dietary or nootropic supplement regimen, that is probably for the...262 months 6 days ago
+7WSO 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...251 month 5 days ago
+8Ray Dalio Teaches Econ 101This is really excellent. Imagine having <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span>'s Ray Dalio as your Econ 101 professor. Then imagine that the class...248 months 3 weeks ago
+7Analyst Interview - Common QuestionsHi, I have a partner interview with a large commerical real estate firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what type of questions I should expect and how to best answer them. I've been told questions will be mostly <span class='keyword_link'><a...233 months 1 day ago
+7Sharted. Protocol Zero."My friend" sharted. Going protocol zero. What would you do? Go to the bathroom and pray to the gods for a moment that it will be empty so you can exit the stall and toss your underwear? Again, "asking for a friend."212 months 3 weeks ago
+6Best UNDERrated MoviesThere was another thread floating around about overrated movies, but everyone kept bring up underrated movies. So as we close the year and my netflix playlist grows I want to add some good movies that might have been overlooked by the critics or public. E.G. Kung Fu Hustle. Great movie by...1192 weeks 2 days ago
+72016 - Good RiddanceAlright Monkeys, my perusal of this site is intermittent at best, apologies to anyone who has already posed this topic, but 2016 was a kick in the nut sack of a year. I don’t know how I will ever recover from such an awful election and the loss of so many famous people. HORSESHIT! No, my...191 month 1 day ago
+7AMA: Extreme Non Target to IBDNOTE: Made this post a while back but didn't have enough bananas to post the story into the main body. Starting college as a pre med student, I attended a college highly regarded in the biological research field but a complete fucking joke in anything else. And by a complete joke I mean...191 month 2 weeks ago
+9Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. A bit about my background, I was an...183 months 3 weeks ago
+7IBD Barriers to Entry For Canadians and How to Overcome Them<EM>Disclaimer: Nothing on here is intended to be legal advice. Please ask your relevant immigration / legal council for advice that suits your circumstances.</EM> Background: Canadian MBA, IBD at a Big Five Canadian Bank, now IBD in NYC at a good BB. When I was in school, I...1711 months 3 weeks ago
+7Go Big or Go Home - 2017 Challenge2017 is rapidly approaching and it is almost that time of year again to set goals, and smash them! My goals are as follows: 1) Save 18-25K towards my mortgage deposit. 2) Move from MO to <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 week 3 days ago
+7Who's Going To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?If A zombie infection started tomorrow, who do you think is going to survive the longest time?142 months 4 weeks ago
+6How did Trump do last night?I think he somewhat helped his case but seems like it wasn't enough. 1142 months 2 weeks ago
+7How to fail the CFA level 2 ExamAhhh January, the wonderful month that you are. A month filled with ambitious New Year’s resolutions and regret about consumption habits throughout December. It is also the month when the worrying realisation that you have probably exchanged your 89th and 90th years for guaranteed fun now, and...1311 months 3 weeks ago
+9 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneurWhen I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm <span...114 weeks 14 hours ago
+7Managing Your Money - Building a Personal Financial ModelInspired by: <A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-cant-save-money">I cant save money</A> <STRONG><EM>tl;dr: This could be the most important model you ever build.</EM></STRONG> <H3>Prologue</H3> When I started IBD in...101 month 1 week ago
+7Places where salaries are high but the cost of living is low?Does anyone know any cities where salaries are high and the cost of living is low for a life style quality that some may consider being average to high?1101 month 4 weeks ago
+7Kotler's Four Migrations<p>I was listening to <a href="http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/08/steven-kotler/">James Altucher's podcast</a> a couple weeks ago and his guest was Steven Kotler. For those who don't know, Kotler is a popular futurist who has written several books about...93 months 4 weeks ago
+7Get Your Resume Scored by WSO...for free So WSO is in about year ~8 of reviewing over 1,000+ resumes. While we have an amazing team, it still shocks me how bad 90% of the resumes are that come in for reviews. We will occasionally refund clients that have a resume that hits on all the key points (formatting, content and background),...72 weeks 1 hour ago
+7Sort of a Success StoryIn my previous <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-financial-techonologyunique-background">AMA</a> I didn't go as in depth about my past as I am going to go this time. But I think the story will definitely help someone out because it shows that you can...69 months 1 week ago
+9FTB's Betterment List For 2017 (Sans Bullshit)Hey suckers. How are those new years resolutions treating you? You getting up early and getting shredded at Equinox, or maybe quitting weed? (Weed has its time and place but is generally for pussies who can't handle stimulants). Or perhaps you've finally decided it's time to break...62 hours 53 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 year 3 months ago
+7Re - Lifestyle in Private Equity (lower mid to mid market space)<em>Mod Note (Andy): This recent comment by 2015 member of the year @Dingdong08" from the thread "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/long-term-pe-lifestyle">Long-term PE - Lifestyle</a>" is so insightful (10 silver bananas) that I decided it...510 months 6 days ago
+9I'm writing this from a strip club! (Plus, a movie review)Big news to report: I finally got around to watching <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/">The Big Short</a> Friday night. I don't know what you monkeys were doing in December that you had time to spare during the holiday crunch to drop 15 bucks on both you...35 months 1 day ago
+8Donald Trump is Edging Ahead with a Week to GoWith the whole email uncovering controversy affecting Clinton's campaign and further casting her as an untrustworthy candidate, Donald Trump has taken the advantage and is currently leading in a new <a...1012 months 1 week ago
+6Is the American dream fading?Was reading this <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-american-dream-is-fading-and-may-be-very-hard-to-revive-1481218911"> article</a> in the Journal which mentioned that barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age. In numbers, only 51%...862 weeks 13 hours ago
+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...853 months 3 weeks ago
+7Do protein shakes actually help you?The first thing I do after a workout is make myself a protein shake; I'm sure many other avid fitness lovers do the same. However, this may not be the best thing to do. According to Business Insider and CytoSport, there is a healthier option: [quote] The particular smoothie ... includes 6...832 weeks 1 day ago
+6Brexit Wins - What You Need To KnowAfter months of campaigning, one side leaves distressed, the other ecstatic. The results show 52% voted to leave the EU versus 48% that voted for Britain to stay within the EU. That’s 11,855,663 votes for Remain and 12,698,977 votes for Leave. The goal is to unwind Britain’s 43-year...2826 months 5 days ago
+7Best option for paying for my homeHi WSO, this one is a little off tangent. Basically, me and my wife disagree on how I should work towards home ownership. Given the finance masters here, I wish to ask which route should I take. I'll disclose the information needed for you to make an answer. All in US$. Home cost: $900k....821 week 6 days 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 month 1 week 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...701 month 2 weeks ago
+6Is asset management underrated?I've noticed AM is kinda shoved aside as a post-MBA job on this forum when in reality it's an extremely steady cash flow for the firm. I really don't see why someone would pick banking over AM at the post-mba level either since the pay at a <span...672 weeks 2 days ago
+6Do you ever feel resentment?Numerous times I've made it through numerous rounds of interviews to be shut out in the end. In the current process, I've had three phone interviews and they flew me in to meet the team one morning. Got a very positive phone call about three weeks ago saying the team thought I was the...671 month 1 week ago
+6What's Your Dream Vacation Destination?I would choose Myanmar. The pagodas and temples look sweet, food sounds pretty good, and I've read it's relatively easy to go backpacking there. Also, Bagan looks incredible. Monkeys with wanderlust, if you could drop everything and take a vacation right now where would you go? 642 months 2 weeks ago
+9Songs to Motivate Yourself to Achieve GreatnessI've seen a few posts on banker songs, but none that really do the topic justice. This is dedicated in particular to those songs that inspire one to carpe diem, yell at a millennial for not understanding that bankers are the buttresses of the world economy, or generally reinforce the hustle...632 months 6 days ago
+6AMA, I'm the head trader for a Multi-strat HFWent to a top 25 undergrad program, been at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...607 months 5 hours ago
+6JP Morgan Launching Leaders 2017 DiscussionHi, I just wanted to start a thread for JPMs Launching Leaders program. Does anyone know when we will hear back? I interviewed for IB and Public Finance a couple days ago561 month 2 weeks ago
+6ChristmasOK 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...541 month 2 days ago
+7Which current/former banking CEO would you most want to have coffee with?So WallStreetOasis had a poll on that topic and I was intrigued by the results of the poll. Coming in at first place with 25% off the vote count was: Jamie Dimon (<span class='keyword_link'><a...492 months 1 week ago
+10ACTUALLY, THEY’RE BOTH NAMED BERNIE<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post is a reprint from the January 15th edition of Jared's Daily Dirtnap Newsletter. If you'd like to read more, WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to his Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO...4811 months 3 weeks ago
+6PE firms with Analyst programsCan we make a list of PE firms that have an analyst program? I understand that most PE firms take <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analysts...422 weeks 15 hours ago
+6Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk: Drinking for the Modern MonkeyWelcome to <i>Blitzed, Smashed and Drunk</i>, WSO’s new blog about all things alcohol related. It’s a celebration of alcohol, a veritable treasure trove of recipes to be tried out, a collection of useless facts, tips and suggestions to survive the next day, an education on more...403 weeks 2 days ago
+6AMA - Big 4 Audit to Boutique M&A ShopHello all, I’ve been a lurker for some time now and have found/utilized some useful information on this site, so I wanted to give back in some way. I recently landed an investment banking analyst position at a boutique bank for M&A. In regards to my background, I graduated from a...403 months 2 weeks ago
+6Offer rates at each firm - Please reviewHey all, Thought it might be helpful to compile a list of the offer rates for IB SA conversion into FT. I know many of you are still making your decisions, and this may be helpful to you (as one aspect, consider the banks and your professional goals in a holistic sense). Also, anyone feel...391 month 4 weeks ago
+6AMA: Kellogg admit, 30+ URM candidate with 2.6 GPA from low tier state school and consulting backgroundBeen a longtime member but haven't posted much, so I wanted to give back. As the title says, I graduated from a small state school in the northeast with an awful GPA, then re-positioned myself these past 5 years with a plan and goal of going into M7 -> <span...376 months 2 weeks ago
+6What happens if you fall asleep on the job?I can generally function well on little sleep, but sometimes I doze off at certain times (early afternoon, early evening) even when I'm well rested. I don't totally pass out or drop my head on the desk, I just fall into a very light sleep for ten minutes or so while I'm sitting at...3710 months 3 weeks ago
+7Why you should take cold showers for a weekI started a cold shower challenge two days ago and I'm really digging it, so to all of you monkeys looking for a great way to start the day, I challenge you to take cold showers for the next week. 1) Russian lifters of old were known for freezing their gonads before a lift. Studies show...362 months 4 weeks ago
+11Do Not Go To Law SchoolDo not go to law school. I know that this is a Finance board but I suspect that some people on here have an itch for this. Trust me. You do not want to do it to yourself. Listen. All law schools will tell you what you would like to hear. Listen to your own inner voice. There is literally...364 days 20 hours ago
+6What is your essential go to app?With the advance of technology, our lives today are much easier thanks to it. We can use Acorns as a way to invest our spare change, livescore to check on the latest sports results, Yelp to find out the review of a place and the list goes on. Even paying our bills are much easier these days,...332 months 2 weeks ago
+6Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a CIM is (Confidential Information Memorandum, for those who're not aware is a...312 months 1 week ago
+4MSF Class of 2017<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this was originally posted 8/25/15 but we know @TNA" loves answering these questions so bumping up again to the top</em> With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone...2316 months 6 days ago
+14Young People of WSO: What is with this fascination towards IB?I'm a lot older than most of you guys and while I never worked in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> IB or desired to do so, I don't understand the...1288 months 1 week ago
+6Looks like Booth just jumped up my list of schoolsGood for them. "The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry remain pillars at the institution, and that the university does not support "so-called" trigger warnings or offer safe spaces that allow students...283 months 2 weeks ago
+6Non-Bank Commercial Lending - AMADoubt there's much interest in this, but might as well put it out there. I'm a credit analyst at a specialty finance company. We directly originate loans (mostly lower MM) and typically compete against commercial banks or other similar companies for those deals. Everything is...261 month 1 week ago
+68 Year Anniversary Today is the eight year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Completely mind blowing. Discuss.....263 months 3 weeks ago
+7AMA: Venture Capital Co-Founding PartnerGood evening everyone! (or whatever time it is in your time zone), I wanted to open up some time for Q&A with the WSO community. WSO was a very helpful tool in helping me pursue <span class='keyword_link'><a...262 months 3 weeks ago
+6Leveraged Finance Lawyer here, AMANot sure if this will be of interest to anyone (if not, I imagine this will quickly fall into darkness), but I am a lev fin lawyer working at a V5 primarily on lender side LBOs/refis/etc (though have done a decent chunk of sponsor side work). If you've ever had any questions that you feel...255 months 1 week ago
+6Why was Goldman Sachs left out of the AT&T, Time Warner deal?[quote] The biggest loser from AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner may not be another telecom or media rival. It could be investment banking giant <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs"...252 months 1 week ago
+6PJT I have a First Round coming up in next week with PJT's restructuring and special situations team and have little to no knowledge on the restructuring industry. Anyone have any useful advice on how I can prepare for this? I'm looking to study anything and everything you guys throw my...243 months 2 weeks ago
+6The Why Vs. The What - GOOGL Vs. AAPLI was looking over some of my longer-term investments the other day (particularly AAPL and GOOGL) and was trying to pin point why I decided, some time ago now, to go long on Google and short on Apple. What it came down to was more of a feeling (I know, I know, what’s wrong with me?). But it...243 weeks 6 days ago
+6Dave Chappelle's monologue on President-elect Donald TrumpI saw [this](https://youtu.be/--IS0XiNdpk?t=8m50s) yesterday. [quote]You know, before I go, I do want to say one thing, and this is not a joke. But I think it’s important that I say this, ’cause they’re marching up the street right now as we speak.[/quote] [quote]I’m wishing Donald...221 month 3 weeks ago
+7From Non-Target to ThreesomeFriday night. I'm at the club, grinding on two fine NYU specimens, one is my date and the other told us her name was Chloé. I peer over my shoulder and cringe at the desperate frat boys, raising vodka for the sober women, oblivious to the fact that chicken-legs and chubbies don’t go...185 months 1 week ago
+6AMA: Credit Underwriter at Commercial Auto Finance CompanyThis probably won't gauge as much interest as other posts, but I'll give it a shot. BACKGROUND: 1.) Recent grad. Started as a credit analyst and moved to an Underwriter/Underwriting Analyst position after 8 months. Non-target (employers in this line of business will give any...1710 months 2 weeks ago
+6Reading List for the Incoming AnalystI'm from a non-target and, in part, due to mistakes avoided by listening to you lot for the last few years, I've landed an analyst role, so thanks! :) My generation primarily and increasingly uses the internet to gain information. Although a wonderful source, it rarely has the same,...179 months 2 weeks ago
+6How do you get offers and not know which one to take?I would be happy to get offers at some of the places you guys get. Where I work doesn't compare to BBs or EBs, and I'm still hoping to make a jump to a top shop doing the interesting work that goes on at these places. You guys come straight through high school, know what you want to...174 weeks 1 day ago
+6Would Non-Targets Be Interested In a Guide to Cold Contacting Investment Bankers?Hi Folks, First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/firmex-virtual-data-room">data room</a></span> sales rep with an extensive background in cold contacting...1711 months 1 week ago
+6This Week in Oil and Gas - 1/31/2016Continuing the weekly Oil and Gas review with major headlines and news you need to know... <h3>Industry News</h3> <strong>Chevron swings for a loss in energy earnings season...first loss since Q3 2002</strong> Supermajor Chevron posted its first loss since Q3...1611 months 1 week ago
+6Non-Target, Low GPA, Mediocre Internships. Landed a Tech M&A position. AMA!Hi Everyone! I thought that it was appropriate for my first post to share my story of breaking into IB. I come from a small LAC in the Northeast with a very small alumni base in general, and even smaller in the world of finance. We tend to pump out advisers and insurance guys at an alarming...169 months 6 days ago
+6B School is a means to an end not a goal in and of itselfHas anyone else noticed how many people have b school as an explicit goal? It's kind of odd to see people asking things like "Which job will best position me for b school?". Perhaps I'm just cynical, but the value proposition of B school is the network and the ability to...159 months 2 weeks ago
+6At a Top Business School - ZERO Banking Experience - Going to do M&A - But Have No Idea How I'm Going to Do it....Hello All, first post on the forum. So as the title says, I'm going into IB after I graduate B-School, there's no question about that. The "problem" (as some might see it) is that I have zero experience in banking and don't know where the hell to even start! How's...142 months 2 weeks ago
+6New Nolan FilmThe new trailer for the upcoming Nolan film just dropped. I would be lying if I said I wasn't trembling with excitement. It's becoming clearer and clearer that Christopher Nolan is the modern day Stanley Kubrick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU123 weeks 2 days ago
+8Strange 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...128 months 1 day ago
+6Will I Get Fired?Hey guys, I got myself stuck in a dilemma the other day at work. I have been interning at a boutique bank for the past month and a half and I have this playful borderline flirtatious relationship with my married co-worker. Yesterday, in an attempt to mess around with her I decided to hide behind...113 months 2 days ago
+6REFM Review - Real Estate Financial Modeling Courses 1-3I just went through levels 1-3 of Bruce Kirsch's Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM) and another monkey recommended I give a review... So here is a summary and what I though about the courses: Level 1 - starts off as simple formatting and statistics formulas (max, min, avg). Then moves...114 months 3 weeks ago
+6Today's MBA Students are Jumping ShipAn interesting trend is developing among today's MBA students. [quote]87% of MBAs switch either functions or industries in their jobs directly before and after B-school. Some 69% switch both functions and industries. Individuals using a full-time MBA from an elite B-school to accelerate...102 months 1 week ago
+6Liberal Arts Undergrads: A few tips to land THE internshipHey monkeys. I just started becoming more active on WSO now that I have made it to the buy side and wanted to share a few tips for fellow liberal arts undergrads. After working on my economics degree on a campus of 2,000 students and residing outside of a large city (I apologize for the...912 months 1 day ago
+14A horrible surprise after Bring Your Kid To Work DayBack from a late summer hiatus, monkeys. I like to take some for myself during this season and get out to the Catskills to detox my liver and clear my mind. Just kidding. I was catching major shit sandwiches from my boss about taking vacation this summer so I basically spent every night in...73 months 2 weeks ago
+7How The Most Successful CEOs Set GoalsThe way we set goals in our society makes achieving those goals all but impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. If you read a lot of the stuff that’s written on goal-setting, it usually contains the same, wrong-headed advice: * Decide where you want to be 10 years from now. * Break...61 month 1 day ago
+6The Secret Weapon That Lets You Control the Job InterviewMany people enter an interview expecting to be grilled by tough questions: <em>“How would you handle X,”</em><em> “What makes you different from all other candidates?”</em>, <em>“How many windows do you estimate are in Manhattan?”</em> And to their...610 months 5 days ago
+6How to network & get yourself a Career MentorThis is probably one of the most interesting and important subjects that universities failed to include in your curriculum. First I will define a Career Mentor: A Mentor is a professional in your target field that has accumulated decent experience and is willing to help you bridge the gap...64 months 1 week ago
+10Is Your Company Party As Awesome As I Am?I just got the invite for this year's company party. Linda sent it via Paperless Post. This isn't an advertisement because I hate that shit. What the fuck ever happened to good old paper? Is it not enough that we've got a damn solar panel where the helipad used to be? Fuck the...53 weeks 6 days ago
+6TN-1 Visa for Canadians - Academic Equicalency and Credentials EvaluationThis is Part II of my original post <A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-barriers-to-entry-for-canadians-and-how-to-overcome-them">IBD Barriers to Entry For Canadians and How to Overcome Them</A> <EM>Disclaimer: Nothing on here is intended to be legal...48 months 3 weeks ago
+6All the Evil of this World: A Monkey's Review[from Chapter 1]<em> “So why do you want to be a trader?” she asks. <em>“Because I’m good at math.” “Lots of people who are good at math don’t want to be traders.” “It’s fun.” She half-winks at me. <em>“How do you know? You haven’t done it...35 months 2 weeks ago
+6AMA continuation: Debating Trends in Lower Middle Market PE with the Founders of Nextvest<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-gs-special-situations-founder-of-a-private-equity-startup">After my last AMA,</a> I got a lot of messages and reachouts asking to discuss how we came up with the idea for Nextvest and to get my perspective on how the PE...28 months 2 weeks ago
+6Pre-Investment Banking Internship: Calling all freshmen and sophomoresJanuary has arrived bringing a new year, new semester, and the pre-IB internship dash. IB recruiting has gotten really competitive. At the top-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...111 months 3 weeks ago
+5NY Muslim terrorist bombings/Wells Fargo CEO getting grilledSo, NYC got bombed this weekend and I'm surprised nobody has brought it up here. Then, the CEO from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> gets grilled in...983 months 3 weeks ago
+6Clinton/Trump Election Prediction ThreadI don't care who you WANT to win, I only care who you think will win and with what degree of confidence you have in your prediction. All responses should say: Name % probability of winning <em>Mod note (Andy):</em>: More election "fun" here:...901 month 4 weeks ago
+6Jill Stein files for a recount of votesSource:[Jill Stein files for a Recount](http://www.nbc26.com/news/jill-stein-raises-48-million-for-recount-in-wisconsin-and-other-battleground-states) [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 month 1 week ago
+5Official Super Bowl 50 threadalright monkeys, it's that time again. being the south, I'm surrounded by Panthers fans, both legitimate and bandwagon, and after their showing yesterday, it's hard to deny their charm & talent. To make this interesting, I want people to make some bold predictions (a la...8511 months 6 days ago
+5DB 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?825 hours 5 min ago
+5I cant save moneyThird year analyst here at an EB in NYC. Title says it all: I cannot save any money in NYC! Not blaming this on the cost of living here, although very high, my spending habits are also very poor. How do you guys manage to save money here, and for those that do, how do you keep your sanity?...802 months 6 days ago
+5Attending Tuck @ Dartmouth in the fall, after being waitlisted. Ask me anything (AMA)Age: just turned 25 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>: 690, 700, 760 Ethnicity: Caucasian Gender: M Geo Loc: US (South)795 months 1 week ago
+5Why are Equity Research and Investment Management looked down upon?It seems like there is a lack of content on WSO outside of the IB and PE forums on here. I would guess that this is because of the site's general focus toward IB, but I also noticed that are no WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a...777 months 3 weeks ago
+5Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread...7011 hours 29 min ago
+5CRE Trends That Are Emerging Now and Will Prevail Throughout Our Careers What are some of the emerging trends that you all think will prevail throughout our time in the industry? For one, I think cheap debt will be a thing of the past when we look at the steady decline that the 10-year treasury has been on since 1981. How this will affect the identification and...693 months 2 weeks ago
+5What Would You Say to 20 y/o YouHi everyone, I am currently 20 years old and studying Econ in NYC. Ideally, like everyone, I want to land a job after graduation. For those of you in the financial industry, what are some words of advice for someone who wants to make the most out of college in the city? What might you have...634 months 3 weeks ago
+5Obamacare, Crony Capitalism, Economics & Mispricing RiskMonkeys, I wanted to have a discussion on this because I'm sure there are plenty out there who know more about this topic than I do (I'm betting @Eddie Braverman" has some thoughts), but I wonder if ACA is failing or if it can be saved. Most people know about UNH's...604 months 3 weeks ago
+5Ask me anything - MM PE Associate, 1 year inI haven't really posted on WSO before, but this community was extremely helpful to me during my job search and interview process, so I thought I would make myself available to answer questions about my experience for others out there. As way of background, I graduated from a target...5811 months 2 weeks ago
+5How early do you get up to seize the day?Was reading an <a href="http://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/4-am-morning-most-productive-time-of-day.html">article</a> which states that the likes of Tim Cook and Richard <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/4y5wzsr"...572 months 3 weeks ago
+5Morgan Stanley Analysts Reportedly Walk Out After Receiving Low BonusesCan anyone here confirm this? Dealbreaker is reporting that some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> analysts, upon learning that their bonuses were far "below...572 months 1 week ago
+5What if I Can't Afford a Target School?I see so much hype around this website about attending a target school, and that it is very difficult to break into a good finance career without a target school background. However, is it worth it to <span class='keyword_link'><a...572 months 1 week ago
+5Do beautiful/attractive people have a competitive edge in their careers? (Superficially speaking)The world is full of diversity. Some people are just amazingly beautiful/drop-dead gorgeous and some people are just the opposite. Do you think it is easier for the more beautiful/attractive people to get jobs/climb up the corporate ladder than the rest? Just how far do you think your looks can...563 months 1 week ago
+5Stephens Superday Class of 2017Hi folks, Has anyone heard back from Stephens for their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> invites? I was told they'll be sending it out this week, but haven't heard anything yet.562 months 3 weeks ago
+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?544 months 1 week ago
+5Philly Meet Up - Wed Dec 14th, 5pm, Harp & CrownPhilly meet up TODAY (12/14), location: Harp & Crown, (http://harpcrown.com), 1525 Sansom St We'll be there at 5pm, ask the host/hostess for the WSO group. Edit: I will try and call the hostess and be an adult about things, but the reality is I will be at the bar and have no...534 weeks 12 hours ago
+8Betches Love This: Investment BankersPR girls majored in him. He&rsquo;s dead to at least a few people. You don&rsquo;t need a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> access pass to find him, but you will need...523 weeks 2 days ago
+5AMA First Year CBS MBA Class of 2017I'm a current first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. OCR recruiting week is finally over (at least for banking). Now I know where I'm going for summer, so I finally have time to create this AMA thread for prospective students interested in banking/investing/consulting/tech...5211 months 1 week ago
+7Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...5210 hours 12 min ago
+7December 2015 CFA resultCongratulations! We are very pleased to inform you that you passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam. 43% of candidates passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam. :) > 70% all sections :) Hope it's good news for everyone else...? <!--break--> 4911 months 1 week ago
+7MTV has a message for "white guys"Well if you were wondering what sort of idiots ruined a great brand, here they are in a video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RuOGf1iuLEA I could say lecture about inclusion but instead I'm just going to say if you're "triggered" by this just go to your safe space and...492 weeks 6 days ago
+5How will the results of the election affect Wall Street and the overall economy?Title says it all, i'm very curious to hear people's thoughts. How will the Trump presidency affect the markets / Wall Street? 481 month 4 weeks ago
+5BB/EB Ranking/Tier List 2016Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of <span class='keyword_link'><a...463 months 4 weeks ago
+5Exclusive Edmundo Braverman Interview : Part 1 of 2Fellow WSO Monkeys, I have a treat for you this thanksgiving. I was able to score an exclusive interview with the notorious <b>Edmundo Braverman</b> a.k.a <b>Eddie Braverman</b> a.k.a <b>Uncle Eddie</b>. <i> (<a...457 months 1 week ago
+5Citi, Lazard, Jefferies, Fidelity, Morgan StanleyI have been given offers from the following firms: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> (IB), <span class='keyword_link'><a...442 months 1 week ago
+5Financial & 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...443 days 12 hours ago
+5Meditation on WS<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span>'s Ray Dalio calls Transcendental Meditation the single biggest influence on his life. Meditation is something...431 month 3 weeks ago
+5Vacation as an Analyst?Hey guys, I am about to begin working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in their investment banking division as an analyst in a few months. I have a...428 months 3 weeks ago
+5Do you Drink at Work?I came across an older, but interesting article which addressed a highly important topic (sarcasm): Alcohol in the Workplace. In this article, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-nowinski-phd/alcohol-in-the-workplace-_b_1432533.html"> Alcohol in the Workplace: Cool...423 weeks 5 days ago
+5Browser Wars[quote] Internet Explorer began the year at about 44% of market share and ended October at about 23% (Edge started the year at about 3% and ended at 5%). Chrome started 2016 at 35% market share and ended the October at 55%. [/quote] Holy shit people still use Internet Explorer? I thought that...392 months 6 days ago
+5How to Fit in a Workout when You Work from 9 AM to Midnight?I have been working full time in banking for a few months now. It's been great so far - a little overwhelming and demanding at times, but great overall. I have been trying to keep up with my workout routines and attend gym at least twice a week. On nights when I leave at 7:30 / 8 pm, I can...391 month 3 weeks ago
+5Should I put a "lol" in my email to MD?The MD at my firm just sent me - the intern - an email (for the first time) asking me to complete some simple tasks for him. In it, he also included a joke at the end. I'm debating if I should reply to the joke by saying something like "that's a good one" or...385 months 2 weeks ago
+8For the monkeys still in collegeThis is something that I've been thinking about when I read WSO: I had an amazing college experience, and wouldn't have traded it for anything. However, when I read these forums people always talk about transferring schools to a target/semi-target/ivy etc like it's no big deal...349 months 2 weeks ago
+5AMA: Non-target --> 2x SA at BB --> FinTech Corp Dev --> Corp Dev at a large companyHello everyone, A few months ago I came to this board with a really tough dilemma and you guys helped me see it through. I now want to pay it forward as I know that people are getting increasingly interested in corporate development/ <span class='keyword_link'><a...348 months 1 week ago
+5Best Place to buy suits for IBD Analysts?Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in the NYC office. I was wondering where some good...333 days 20 hours ago
+5Stuck in the cycleI'm a frequent poster and long-time reader of WSO and this is a throwaway account. I'll admit this post doesn't necessarily have a point and doesn't really ask a question. Perhaps someone reading this will think "yes, that's me" or "try something...321 month 4 weeks ago
+9Geographic MobilityHere’s an interesting stat from the New York Times. In the sixties, 20% of the population used to move ever year. That went down to 15% in the nineties, and is now at 10 percent, the lowest since 1948. No exaggeration here. Of all alarming economic statistics, that is the most alarming of...317 months 1 week ago
+5How To Get a Drink at a Busy BarSome of you older guys might be wondering why I would post something like this. The answer is that the younger guys need to hear it. That, and there is far too much shit being directed at Goldman for me to choose from, so I'll default to my second favorite topic. As a former bar owner...3110 months 5 days ago
+14What I Learned From Lying On My ResumeIn this incredibly competitive industry, I figured someone might be curious if anyone had ever lied on their resume to gain a more favorable appearance and land interviews. I have, and here is my story. A few important things about me: 1) I attend a Non-Target State school on the West...302 months 2 weeks ago
+6Exit Ops and PESeems like everyone nowadays is out for the best possible exit ops into PE, not giving a sh*t about anything else. To everyone who was has been around for longer (08' and before), was it always like this?291 month 3 weeks ago
+5Sales: The Intangible We Discuss Too LittleThe ability to sell is an important ability and I think <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/what-best-salespeople-do-to-close-more-deals-2016-11/#sales-has-become-more-important-across-all-companies-over-the-past-five-years-1">this BusinessInsider article</a> summed it...281 month 2 weeks ago
+5How Being Entitled Can Get You FiredMillennials are often labeled as being entitled, and while I don't support this stereotype, this story made me think otherwise: It all started with this summer intern (let's call him Mike) who felt like the dress code was too strict. [quote]"I felt the dress code was overly...275 months 3 weeks ago
+5Choose a job with a higher salary? Or shorter commute?The choice should be pretty blatant to most of us out here who are driven by the allure of a higher salary (we are not talking about an extremely huge difference though, prolly enough to compensate the longer commute?). However, this <a...242 months 3 weeks ago
+6Navigating Recruiting at Target SchoolsWSO has been of tremendous help over the past couple of years as I went through internship searches and SA recruiting, so I wanted to give back by sharing my experiences of going through recruiting at a top target school (think Stern, McIntire, Penn). Reason I say Penn and not Wharton is because...236 days 9 hours ago
+5Want to quit, but have no clue what else to do. Anyone have a similar experience?No offense to anyone on this board who loves their job, I truly envy you. But I think I've finally reached the point where I'm over not only the job but the entire IB --> buyside career track. I've been hanging on for the promise of the next job, and have come around to the...239 months 1 week ago
+5Do you love your job?It is a sad truth that there are people out who are probably stuck in a job they abhor. The reasons why they are still in it are probably due to them needing it to pay the bills, to feed their family, contractual reasons, afraid of being jobless etc. [quote] Are you feeling satisfied with...232 months 2 weeks ago
+5Why I feel pessimistic about the future of Wall StreetI'm sure you all know how much Wall Street has suffered since the 2008 financial crisis due to fines, regulations, and job cuts --- <strong>but do you know how badly?</strong> The numbers on these charts may surprise you. <h3>---Heavy fines</h3> <img...225 months 2 weeks ago
+5Want To Wear Polos To Work? JP Morgan ApprovesThis post is a bit late, but seeing as no one has commented on it yet, I'd like to discuss J.P Morgan's new business casual dress code with everyone. To those who haven't heard yet, Jamie Dimon was well and truly impacted upon his visits to various Silicon Valley firms, and as...227 months 6 days ago
+5Reading is fundamental…the ROI of reading. Interesting read from FastCompany.com, many startup founders believe that making the time to read is more than just a relaxing habit but absolutely fundamental to the success of their business. [quote] founders who have a reading habit find that it helps their cognition and, by extension,...212 months 3 weeks ago
+5Trump, NAFTA, TN Visas, Canadians (And Americans)In the light of a surprising victory by Trump, groups of people are recalibrating and doing the math on what it means for them personally. I thought it might be helpful for some for a quick recap on Trump's view on NAFTA and specifically how it affects Canadians in (or looking to come...171 month 3 weeks ago
+5Lord of the Billionaire Flies<p>Picture this: you wake up one morning to find yourself living in a shipping container. You step outside and see that you’re not alone; dozens of shipping containers are strung together on a floating platform, creating a sort of trailer park Alcatraz. You can see a tiny island in the...141 month 4 days ago
+6An open letter to Ben Kunz, inventor of the Shake Weight Dear (no homo) Ben Kunz, Golden God of Gainz, In 2010 I was a mere first-year college track star, sparsely covered in muscle, unlearned in the ways of whey, when I turned on my dorm room TV at 5 in the morning. I saw a totally shredded guy, no homo, shaking a dumbbell in motionless anger like...135 months 1 week ago
+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.127 months 2 weeks ago
+5The Life of Ricardo: What is Your Comparative Advantage?<!--break--><strong> “You’ve got good grades, the right major, interesting and relevant work experience and extracurriculars, but your CV looks a lot like all the other CVs in this pile”.</strong> - My career advisor in Sophomore year of university, when I expressed...117 months 3 weeks ago
+6Working in the Dirty (Oil and Gas) Energy Industry - A Comprehensive Career Guide by Insiders***Part 1 - Getting the Job*** **Work in Progress** **Table of Contents:** *Part 1: Getting the Job* *Part 2: Progressing in the Job* *Part 3: Are we there yet? - Advancements and Pivoting within the Industry* *Part 4: What's that Smell?... I smell Money. - Pivoting and changing...111 week 16 hours ago
+5WSO Happy Hour: Wed, 1/20, 7:30pm @ 5th and Mad (formerly known as Galway Hooker)The first WSO Happy Hour of 2016 has been scheduled! Come join us for brews, food, and good conversation at 5th and Mad bar (formerly known as Galway Hooker--NOT the one downtown). Date/Time: Wednesday, January 20th @ 730pm Location: Galway Hooker, Main Billiards Room (ground floor, all...1111 months 3 weeks ago
+5Interview with a Forecasting Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): user Angelz629 was nice enough to do this interview with us. Our questions are in bold, her responses follow.</em> <strong>What is your current job title and a one sentence description of your primary job responsibility? </strong> Forecasting...1011 months 1 week ago
+8A 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...91 month 1 week ago
+5What are the best Industrials-focused PE firms?Currently working on an industrials deal at my MM IB and absolutely loving it. Curious as to what the best industrials-focused PE firms are? I'd love to focus on this industry going forward. Thanks a lot guys. 93 months 2 weeks ago
+5why you can't "Stop Worrying"Us humans are built to worry. Last Tuesday I was on a call with a client who is fast-forwarding a couple of years ahead worrying about whether he will have enough money to retire. Now, as he already knows, the worry is irrational, he has tons of money, but his brain hasn't yet...912 months 1 day ago
+5My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like min but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. I come from a...73 days 22 hours 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/amazon"...76 months 22 hours ago
+5WSO Happy Hour: Wed 9/28, 7pm @5th and Mad (formerly known as Galway Hooker)The first WSO Happy Hour of fall season 2016 is upon us! Come join us for brews, food, and good conversation at 5th and Mad bar (formerly known as Galway Hooker--NOT the one downtown). First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 28th @ 7pm <strong>How to find...73 months 1 week ago
+5WSO 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 http://www.panamebrewingcompany.com/en/ How...65 months 3 weeks ago
+5A Printfection Review - T-Shirt Printing and Fulfillment with a Nice Dose of Bait & Switch<h2>Printfection Review - My Experience</h2> <h3>History</h3> Basically, I paid for 1,000 WSO T shirts up front a few years ago with the expectation that it would cost me X to ship it domestically and Y to ship it internationally and Z for the fulfillment of those...612 months 4 days ago
+9What 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...1063 weeks 1 day ago
+5Types of RE Leases - A PrimerThis question came up in another post. I thought a simple overview of the different lease structures would be beneficial to future RE monkeys. <strong>The three basic types of leases are:</strong> 1. Gross 2. Modified Gross 3. Net (single, double, triple, and absolute...49 months 1 week ago
+5“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...45 months 4 weeks ago
+6New 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...33 months 2 days ago
+6Morgan 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>...25 months 4 days ago
+5Thank you for your help everyone/ finally decided what to doHi everyone. So its been a very long journey full of ups and downs. It has not been easy, I got 2:2 in my undergraduate in maths from a very poorly ranked university. I am currently doing a masters degree in maths from a non target from the one of the following...29 months 3 weeks ago
+5Personal Podiums and Alpha DogsSo, I’ve been thinking about this for nearly a week now. This <a href="http://www.dailywire.com/news/9453/heres-hillarys-debate-podium-custom-made-make-her-james-barrett">custom built podium thing.</a> And I’ll admit, my brain went on a bit of a tangent. I couldn’t...22 months 3 weeks ago
+5How 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...17 months 3 weeks ago
+5Chances for FT recruiting IB?When I first started applying for SA positions this summer, I was so happy when I got an interview with a boutique bank at my hometown(New York). When I went in for an interview, I found out that they were actually looking for people to join the consulting part of the group at the boutique bank....15 months 1 week ago
+5I did it ma! Hired at a Physical Commodity Merchant. Hyped. 2 years ago I read *The King of Oil*, as suggested by a WSO thread. From that day on, I told myself **“I’m gonna f*cking do that.”** Fast forward to now. I’m a college senior and in June I start my career as a Trainee in the Oil Division of a Physical Commodity Merchant. It's like...01 week 1 day ago
+53 Self-Deceptions That Are Making You Hate Your JobThere are a plenty of reasons that your job can objectively suck: * Compensation is headed in the wrong direction. * Your career options are becoming more limited. * Your workplace feels like a war zone or mental hospital. You’d be smart for citing any of those as reasons...01 month 15 hours ago
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