Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/frontpage/feed The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en ANNOUNCEMENT: New Partnership with Learn Signal (CFA training) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264553" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 1.40.01 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Learn Signal " title="Learn Signal " rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="45" /></a></div> <p>We're very happy to announce a new partnership for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1145861&amp;c=cart&amp;aff=44880&amp;ejc=2&amp;cl=175031" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CFA</a></span> training company Learn Signal.</p> <p>From Learn Signal: <em>We are focused on providing professional education courses to individuals looking to progress in their career. We believe that this will be achieved by creating engaging content on a platform that is designed with behavioral psychology in mind and data to make the study process for the student as effective as possible. Most importantly, we are focused on providing students with the most concise information possible.</em></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="http://learnsignal.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=6&amp;aff_id=1002" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to learn more and activate your 14 day free trial (WSO members only).</p> <p>Click inside to read more about their service <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training">>>></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training#comments CFA learn signal http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/262880 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:00:05 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 262880 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com What Motivates You? -- Interview Question http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-267257" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/motivates you.thumbnail.jpg" alt="motivates you.jpg" title="motivates you.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="124" /></a></div> <p>I had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> recently and got asked my an analyst "what motivates you?". I was a little caught of guard but quickly talked about exceeding expectations is what motivates me and how I exceeded expectations at my boutique investment <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. </p> <p>Do you guys think this is a good answer? I don't think it is that strong, and the analyst smirked a little when I said it. What would you say and what examples would you use? </p> <p>Cheers. </p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question#comments I-Banking Bullpen banking interviewing http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/265814 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:00:47 +0000 coldemailmaster 265814 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com AMA: Non-target undergrad to MBB http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-undergrad-to-mbb <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-266891" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/ama-non-target-undergrad-to-mbb"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/ama2_8.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="ama2.jpeg" title="ama2.jpeg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="120" /></a></div> <p>Hi all,</p> <p>Been using this site throughout my college career, and it's really helped me out so I think it's time to give back. I love reading success stories on the site, especially non-target ones, so I thought I'd share my own in order to help others who are trying to get jobs, especially you non-target guys.</p> <p>I go to an undergrad business school that has very little recruiting exposure for the kinds of jobs we talk about on this site. Most students go on to work for <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 href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span> roles or B4 audit. Most don't know what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> is, or what an IB exactly does. Fortunately, I learned about these things through this site, and associated myself with a very small group of people that were as ambitious as I was. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-undergrad-to-mbb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-undergrad-to-mbb#comments Consulting Cabaret AMA Consulting mbb nontarget http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/266772 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:00:54 +0000 MBBBound 266772 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com WSO Campus Representative Program http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-campus-representative-program <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-204972" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/wso-campus-representative-program"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/WSO CAMPUS REPS PROGRAM.thumbnail.png" alt="WSO CAMPUS REPS PROGRAM.png" title="WSO CAMPUS REPS PROGRAM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="146" /></a></div> <p>WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the second half of the 2014-15 school year. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong communication skills who are willing to commit until May 2015 (and beyond). Phone interviews will be conducted during early-mid January <b>so get your applications in ASAP</b></p> <p>Our Campus Reps help us by spreading the word on campus, online promotion, bulk sales efforts for our finance and career guides, and other promotional activities. Perks that reps receive include free WSO guides, 3-month access to our video library, 1 year access to our Job Board, letters of recommendation from Andy, prize $$$ for the top reps, and more. </p> <p><strong><strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-campus-representative-program">Click inside the post</a></strong> for more information and to formally apply</strong> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-campus-representative-program">>>></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-campus-representative-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-campus-representative-program#comments Site Suggestions programs http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/98862 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:00:38 +0000 AndyLouis 98862 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview. http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/working-in-fig-financial-institutions-group-an-overview <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-239499" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/working-in-fig-financial-institutions-group-an-overview"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/index_29.thumbnail.jpg" alt="index.jpg" title="index.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="82" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/10/14 and ranks #1 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year ">here.</a></em></p> <p>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 there is demand for content like this but... 1) if you guys are interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> take a look before you start your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> internship and 2) if there is a specific sector you're interested in, please drop a line in the comments.</p> <p>The tone is more educational and formal than most, hope you guys learn something new!</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/working-in-fig-financial-institutions-group-an-overview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/working-in-fig-financial-institutions-group-an-overview#comments I-Banking Bullpen investment bank http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/239500 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:00:22 +0000 WallStreetPlayboys 239500 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com How to get over burnout http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-over-burnout <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-267531" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/how-to-get-over-burnout"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/burnout_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="burnout.jpg" title="burnout.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="150" /></a></div> <p>I guess this goes out to the more senior people on this board who have experienced burnout before. </p> <p>I have been working 100+ hour weeks for over 3 years so far, but recently I have become burnt out. I have lost my desire for anything and everything. I have no desire to work, make money, go out, buy crap, nothing! All I want to do is just sleep and be alone. </p> <p>I'm not the one to bitch and moan about my problems, but this is the first time I have ever felt this way. I used to love working hard and long hours, but something just snapped and I lost my ambition. </p> <p>How do I get that fire back? How do I get over burnout? Any advice is greatly appreciated. </p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-over-burnout#comments Consulting Cabaret burnout http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/267286 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:00:15 +0000 Stripstrapoption 267286 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: Week in the Life of a Private Equity Analyst -- 8pm ET, 12/22/14 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-week-in-the-life-of-a-private-equity-analyst-8pm-et-122214 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-260196" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-week-in-the-life-of-a-private-equity-analyst-8pm-et-122214"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_62.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>On Monday December 2nd at 8pm ET, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentor</a></span> Chris will be hosting a webinar entitled: <strong>Week in the Life of a Private Equity Analyst</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>The webinar will be hosted by a WSO mentor Chris, <strong>an industry veteran with experience working in Private Equity.</strong> </p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning more about the day to day life in PE</strong>, you should definitely join us on Tuesday evening.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/679-733-633" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Tuesday night, 8pm ET.</p> <p><strong>If you missed the webinar it will be available on the homepage for 24hours (2-3 weeks after the initial presentation) </strong> </p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">When:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 22, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">8:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">9:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-eventtype"> <div class="field-label">Event type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other Meetup </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-week-in-the-life-of-a-private-equity-analyst-8pm-et-122214" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-week-in-the-life-of-a-private-equity-analyst-8pm-et-122214#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/260197 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:00:18 +0000 wsomentors 260197 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com What about the Average Joe? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-about-the-average-joe <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-267525" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-about-the-average-joe"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/average joe.thumbnail.jpg" alt="average joe.jpg" title="average joe.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="103" /></a></div> <p>I'm currently in my first year of ibanking and in my limited free time I often think about--as I'm sure many other do--getting a top bucket bonus, going on to an elite buyside firm, then to HSW, partner at a PE firm, yada yada yada. Now while if everyone on this forum could make partner at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span> by 30, everything would be fine and dandy. But the reality is that that's just not in the cards for everyone (or barely anyone, really), and while it was difficult to get to where I am now, the difficulty of actually fulfilling that path is 50x harder. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-about-the-average-joe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-about-the-average-joe#comments I-Banking Bullpen banking bullpen Banking to Private Equity http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/266757 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:00:46 +0000 streetman101 266757 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com BlackBerry Classic - Back to the roots http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackberry-classic-back-to-the-roots <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-267436" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/blackberry-classic-back-to-the-roots"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 12.29.55 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 12.29.55 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 12.29.55 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="147" /></a></div> <p>Guys, </p> <p>what do you think of the new BlackBerry classic?<br /> It's basically an improved Bold and is obviously aimed for business users.<br /> I'm not a big iPhone fan anymore and wonder whether this might be a nice workphone..</p> <p>Thoughts? </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackberry-classic-back-to-the-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackberry-classic-back-to-the-roots#comments Monkeying Around BlackBerry classic http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/267430 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:00:23 +0000 above_and_beyond 267430 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get... http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-216469" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="70" /></a></div> <p>If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include WSO Resume Review, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span>, Financial Modeling Training, WSO Job Board, WSO Video Library and more...again, it's as simple as texting the 3 letters "WSO" to 38470 :-)</p> <p>Thank you for supporting the WSO community,<br /> Patrick</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get#comments Blog WSO Discounts http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/216470 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:19 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 216470 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com