Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/ The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en Blizzard Survival Kit http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blizzard-survival-kit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-272254" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/blizzard-survival-kit"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.54.59 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.54.59 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 10.54.59 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="97" /></a></div> <p>Gallon of vodka<br /> Xbox One<br /> Netflix<br /> HBO Go<br /> Ordering every other movie channel and calling in two days to complain that it was a technical error on their part</p> <p>How are you monkeys preparing?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blizzard-survival-kit#comments Monkeying Around blizzard survival http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/272243 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:28:22 +0000 Pokemon Master 272243 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Reflections on my first year at Kellogg MBA, ask me anything AMA http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/reflections-on-my-first-year-at-kellogg-mba-ask-me-anything-ama <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-272159" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/reflections-on-my-first-year-at-kellogg-mba-ask-me-anything-ama"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/kellogg mba_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="kellogg mba.jpg" title="kellogg mba.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="113" /></a></div> <p>I'm on a 4 hour flight back from my last final round <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span>, so feel like it's a great time to write this. I have seen some great threads on other schools, and figured I'd make my contribution. I want to avoid "Kellogg versus Booth versus Columbia" arguments that this board of known for, so I'll avoid comparing the school directly to anywhere else.</p> <p><strong>My Background: </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/reflections-on-my-first-year-at-kellogg-mba-ask-me-anything-ama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/reflections-on-my-first-year-at-kellogg-mba-ask-me-anything-ama#comments Business School Barrage Kellogg http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/271967 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:00:06 +0000 OpsDude 271967 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: Making the Decision to Become an Entrepreneur vs. Staying in Finance -- 8pm ET, 1/26/15 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-making-the-decision-to-become-an-entrepreneur-vs-staying-in-finance-8pm-et-12615 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-269451" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-making-the-decision-to-become-an-entrepreneur-vs-staying-in-finance-8pm-et-12615"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_91.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>TONIGHT, January 26th at 8pm ET, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentor</a></span> Greg will be hosting a webinar entitled <strong>"Making the Decision to Become an Entrepreneur vs. Staying in Finance"</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>Greg is an industry veteran with experience in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Startups, VC, and Transaction Advisory..</p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning more about making the decision to become an entrepreneur vs. staying in finance </strong>, you should definitely join us on Monday.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/WebConference-Beta/Default.aspx?code=685-771-131" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Monday night, 8pm ET.</p> <p><strong>If you missed the webinar it will be available on the homepage for 24 hours (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">January 26, 2015 - <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-making-the-decision-to-become-an-entrepreneur-vs-staying-in-finance-8pm-et-12615" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-making-the-decision-to-become-an-entrepreneur-vs-staying-in-finance-8pm-et-12615#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/269452 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:07 +0000 wsomentors 269452 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Demystifying the CPA Exam and Designation http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-the-cpa-exam-and-designation <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-270318" style="width: 147px;"><a href="/blog/demystifying-the-cpa-exam-and-designation"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 3.36.29 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 3.36.29 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 3.36.29 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="147" height="150" /></a></div> <p>There’s been a couple of threads that have popped up lately about the CPA exam and whether it would be worth it for the authors try and pass it in lieu of other things, or in their spare time. Some of the comments by other posters lead me to believe there’s a lot of misinformation or misconceptions about what a CPA actually is. I think it would be helpful to put some information out there to refer to later, as I feel these misconceptions might lead people away from the best path to achieving their goals.</p> <p>This post is a mixture of my personal experiences as well as a lot of research on the subject, but seeing as there are other accountants/CPAs on this forum, I should note that this is based on my own personal view, and as such might differ from other posters’ opinions.</p> <p>So here we go</p> <p>1. Passing the CPA exam makes me a CPA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-the-cpa-exam-and-designation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-the-cpa-exam-and-designation#comments Accounting & Finance careers cpa http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/269862 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 crackjack 269862 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Comp Season... things to remember http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/comp-season-things-to-remember <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-272157" style="width: 125px;"><a href="/forums/comp-season-things-to-remember"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/comp season.thumbnail.jpg" alt="comp season.jpg" title="comp season.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="125" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Comp season has passed in my firm. I know it's ongoing at the big banks and happens at various times throughout the year for the big funds. A few observations based on my experiences and conversations with people who work in the industry.</p> <p>If you've been working for 5 years or less, you need to get over your comp. It's amazing to me how pissed people will get if they are 5k below someone who is working at another firm, another team, or even their same team. Everyone should be aware of how arbitrary your ranking and comp is when you're starting out. The number is not what matters, at least initially.</p> <p>If you're at an asset manager, some questions to be asking when evaluating your workplace are the following. </p> <p>Am I learning new things?</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/comp-season-things-to-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/comp-season-things-to-remember#comments Asset Management Powow comp http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/271533 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:08 +0000 mfassociate2 271533 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. 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