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 Same analyst interviewing me at different firm... how screwed am I? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/same-analyst-interviewing-me-at-different-firm-how-screwed-am-i <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248823" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/same-analyst-interviewing-me-at-different-firm-how-screwed-am-i"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/same interviewer.thumbnail.jpg" alt="same interviewer.jpg" title="same interviewer.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="99" /></a></div> <p>I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> in a few days with a boutique. Problem is, one of the analysts that I will be interviewing with also interviewed me at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> half a year ago. This guy absolutely hated my guts, called me incompetent during the interview for not being able to answer some technicals, told me I wasn't a good fit for his firm, etc. etc. and now he will be interviewing me again for this position at this firm. </p> <p>Questions and concerns:<br /> - Will he even remember anything about me?</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/same-analyst-interviewing-me-at-different-firm-how-screwed-am-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/same-analyst-interviewing-me-at-different-firm-how-screwed-am-i#comments I-Banking Bullpen #1st interview http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248720 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:33 +0000 rhymerogue 248720 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-240901" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Applicant-Profile-Template.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" title="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="102" /></a></div> <p>Given 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 Database.</p> <p>This vision for the database is to allow all WSO users to create a detailed "Applicant Profile" that can be used by recruiters and companies to find great talent. It is similar to an online resume you see on LinkedIn, but with a lot more detail around actual skills relevant to financial positions, scores and certifications so that recruiters can use it to filter through candidates that are a great match for their spots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance#comments Get a Job WSO Applicant Database http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/240902 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 240902 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Snapchat Now valued at $10 Billion http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/snapchat-now-valued-at-10-billion <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248792" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/snapchat-now-valued-at-10-billion"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/snapchat.thumbnail.jpg" alt="snapchat.jpg" title="snapchat.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="113" /></a></div> <p>Evan Spiegel probably woke up next to six girls cause KPCB just valued it at $10 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/snapchat-fetches-10-billion-valuation-1409088794" rel="nofollow">WSJ full article here.</a></p> <p>Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/snapchat-now-valued-at-10-billion#comments VC Vernacular #valuations snapchat http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248208 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:51 +0000 Geauxta 248208 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-204971" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/WSO BLOGGERS.thumbnail.png" alt="WSO BLOGGERS.png" title="WSO BLOGGERS.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="127" /></a></div> <p><strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong><br /> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area of interest/specialization you would prefer to write on we are very open to hear your ideas (ie <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>/markets, street culture, advice/mentoring etc). </p> <p><strong>There are two options for contributing:</strong></p> <p>1) Become a regular weekly contributor. We only ask that you commit to 8 quality posts over 8-12 weeks (400 word minimum) More details will be provided during the training process. See instructions below for how to start our training (videos, doc, short quiz, phone call with Andy). Emails during the training may go into your spam and/or promotions folder, please make sure to check these. </p> <p>OR 2) if you cannot commit to a regular schedule we are open to guest posts (either one post, AMA/interview, or a short series) on a particular topic, if you would prefer this way email me at <a href="mailto:Andy@wallstreetoasis.com" rel="nofollow">Andy@wallstreetoasis.com</a>.</p> <p><strong><strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger">Click inside the post</a></strong> for more information, testimonials, and to formally apply</strong> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger">>>></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/be-a-wall-street-oasis-contributing-blogger#comments I-Banking Bullpen wall street oasis http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/146049 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:00:28 +0000 AndyLouis 146049 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Thank You To Our Sponsors http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-247910" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/thank you_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="thank you.jpg" title="thank you.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="144" /></a></div> <p>We'd like to thank the Wall Street Oasis sponsors that help keep the community free for everyone and we encourage all of you to check them out below!</p> <p><strong> <a href="http://about.bloomberginstitute.com/" rel="nofollow">Bloomberg Institute</a> - REDEFINING<br /> FINANCE RECRUITING</strong><br /> Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test to determine and showcase your strengths and connect with financial employers worldwide.</p> <p><strong> <a href="http://www.clearadmit.com/" rel="nofollow">Clear Admit</a> - MBA Admissions Consulting</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors#comments Arden Reed blank label Blog Clear Admit Veritas GMAT Prep Wall Street Prep http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/161998 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:00:03 +0000 AndyLouis 161998 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>Students around the world: WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your school for the 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 for the entire school year (or remainder of if applying later). Spots are limited at each school (max of ~2 per school) so get your application in ASAP. </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 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:35 +0000 AndyLouis 98862 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: IB to Corporate Development, Tue, Sept 2nd, 8pm ET http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-ib-to-corporate-development-tue-sept-2nd-8pm-et <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-247161" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-ib-to-corporate-development-tue-sept-2nd-8pm-et"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_21.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 Tuesday, Sept 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> Mike will be hosting a webinar focused on <strong>IB to Corporate Development</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/616-087-442" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Tuesday night, 8pm ET.</p> <p>From Mike, (the presenter) regarding the presentation: <em>This talk will cover recruiting, interviewing, a day in the life, and what next steps are post corp dev.</em></p> <p>Mike is a Corporate Development associate, responsible for Investments, Partnerships, and Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining his current role in 2014, Mike was with an Investment Banking Analyst in Leveraged Finance. </p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning how more about Corporate Development careers</strong>, you should definitely join us on Tuesday.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/616-087-442" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Tuesday night, 8pm ET. </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">September 2, 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-ib-to-corporate-development-tue-sept-2nd-8pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-ib-to-corporate-development-tue-sept-2nd-8pm-et#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/247162 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:11 +0000 wsomentors 247162 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Non-Target to [Insert Goal Here] http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/non-target-to-insert-goal-here <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248257" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/non-target-to-insert-goal-here"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.57.33 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.57.33 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.57.33 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>I probably receive a few PMs a month from people who are from some variation of an out of favor background for Wall Street/Investment Banking/Private Equity. It varies from institution, to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> to current professional position, and all of the above.</p> <p>The most common question I'm asked is: is it time to give up? Should I have gotten the hint by now? Surprisingly enough I get this question from people who are still in college and getting little traction in getting interviews, I get this from people who have repeatedly made it to final rounds and unable to close, I've heard it from professionals a few years out of school working in compliance, operations, wealth management, commercial banking... or seemingly more disadvantaged seats.</p> <p>With this in mind, I'll share snippets from the various pieces of advice I've proffered.</p> <p><b><u>(1) There's only 2 ways for your struggle to end.</u></b><br /> I will guarantee that you will only stop trying when one of the two scenarios play out: (a) you achieve your goal; or (b) you do not. You're the only one that will decide when event B occurs. Absent the occurrence of event B, either A will occur or you'll get hit by a bus. As long as you are doing a few things, you'll continue making forward progress and inching towards your goals.</p> <p><b><u>(2) Employ a no stone unturned approach:</u></b><br /> Its a numbers game. Failure is a statistical destiny. That is true for everything in the universe. Stars, plants, animals, machines, and recruiting processes. The latter is designed to filter out people who don't fit a certain criteria (likely people like you). Have faith in the laws of the universe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/non-target-to-insert-goal-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/non-target-to-insert-goal-here#comments I-Banking Bullpen non-target http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/247884 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:00:21 +0000 Marcus_Halberstram 247884 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com WSO - Real Estate Happy Hour - Sept in NYC http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/wso-real-estate-happy-hour-sept-in-nyc <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248022" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/wso-real-estate-happy-hour-sept-in-nyc"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/manhattan-real-estate-by-exit-realty-landmark.4.thumbnail.jpg" alt="manhattan-real-estate-by-exit-realty-landmark.4.jpg" title="manhattan-real-estate-by-exit-realty-landmark.4.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="81" /></a></div> <p>All,</p> <p>We're looking to organize a WSO Happy Hour for real estate finance professionals, to include:</p> <p>-Private equity real estate<br /> -Real estate investment banking<br /> -Real estate investment firms (sponsor/developer - can also include HFs, etc.)<br /> -Anyone else working in a real estate sector company</p> <p>I fit into the first category and it would be great to connect and share laughs over drinks with as many people as possible in the first three categories, so that it's relevant. But also so that we can offer advice to people looking to get into real estate (if such people exist).</p> <p>We should have tables in the back in the usual WSO space (straight down, to the right, I believe).</p> <p>Feel free to PM me for any questions.</p> <p>See you all soon!</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">September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm</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"> WSO Happy Hour </div> </div> </div> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/wso-real-estate-happy-hour-sept-in-nyc#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248023 40.749602 -73.983002 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:00:43 +0000 RE Monkey 248023 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com 760 on GMAT -- Game Plan http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/760-on-gmat-game-plan <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248319" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/760-on-gmat-game-plan"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/gmat_6.thumbnail.jpg" alt="gmat.jpg" title="gmat.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="113" /></a></div> <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>Just took my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> this morning and scored 760 (IR8/Q50/V44), which is at the 99th percentile. While this is certainly not the limit of what many of you could score, I think my experience going through the process might be valuable to share, so I'm hoping at least a few people can learn something new here or at least gain some confidence.</p> <p>I started studying about 5 weeks ago. I am starting with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> in a couple weeks so yes, they paid for a full prep course, but I elected to take the self-study package rather than the in-classroom package. I got the Manhattan <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> (MGMAT) Interact package that came with 12 study books, the Official Guide, the Official Review books for quant and verbal, online lessons, and 6 online computer-adaptive tests (CATs). </p> <p>This is definitely not a marketing post for MGMAT -- while it had a lot of good resources, it had its serious flaws as well. I appreciated having books for literally every topic covered on the GMAT, but I also found that it was way too much information. It seemed like the books were written for an absolute beginner, so I found myself skipping through most of the pages to find the crucial bits of information that would actually help me on the exam (i.e. the typical Pythagorean triples or the common formats of critical reasoning questions). In the end, I decided that the information in the books was not anything that I couldn't learn myself by doing a lot of practice problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/760-on-gmat-game-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/760-on-gmat-game-plan#comments Business School Barrage GMAT http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248163 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:00:18 +0000 NoName 248163 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com