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 What should I be doing before BB IBD SA? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-should-i-be-doing-before-bb-ibd-sa <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-276058" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-should-i-be-doing-before-bb-ibd-sa"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 8.42.52 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 8.42.52 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 8.42.52 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="92" /></a></div> <p> I will be working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> and was wondering what I should be doing, if anything, in the interim. I have already been placed into a group. With the goal of converting to FT, should I be trying to network with people in my group? Or just take it easy while I still can? Any insight would be fantastic! Thanks!</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-should-i-be-doing-before-bb-ibd-sa#comments I-Banking Bullpen IB summer analyst http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/275908 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:00:23 +0000 BasedHedge 275908 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Worst Interview Ever http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/worst-interview-ever <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-276484" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/worst-interview-ever"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.14.32 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.14.32 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.14.32 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="143" /></a></div> <p>Now that a majority of the 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> and S&amp;T interview are completed, I want to know what you worst interview experience has been?</p> <p><b> My worst experience: </b></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/worst-interview-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/worst-interview-ever#comments 2015 internship BB Sales and Trading IB interviews http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/276386 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:00:49 +0000 HopelessIntern 276386 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com The Best Success Stories on WSO http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-best-success-stories-on-wso <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-275405" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/the-best-success-stories-on-wso"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 1.42.59 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 1.42.59 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 1.42.59 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="117" /></a></div> <p>Patrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern <a href="/user/242022" class="mentions mentions-242022" title="Lucas_M">@Lucas_M</a>, here they are! <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/node/add/forum/0">Click here</a> to post your own success story, we'd love to hear it! (Make sure to post in the "Success Story" Forum).</p> <p><b>1. <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-i-got-into-banking">How I got into Banking</a></b><br /> posted by <a href="/user/3119" class="mentions mentions-3119" title="CompBanker">@CompBanker</a></p> <div class="quote-msg quote-nest-1"> <div class="wso_icons quote-icon"></div> <div class="quote-author"></div> <p class="firstp"> Try to get relevant work experience. As a Computer major, I had a number of internship in "computer" roles, but nothing in finance. I found a boutique bank that was willing to take me onboard part time during the semester. Not many people are willing to work during a semester for free. I set up my work hours around my classes and agreed to come in on the weekends as well. All in all my internship eats about 40ish hours a week.</p> <p>I think this internship was really the thing that made it possible for me to secure interviews. By working the equivalent of a 9 - 5, while simultaneously taking a full course load, I was able to prove to banks that I could handle the hours. Not to mention I proved to myself that I was capable. </p> </div> <p> - silver bananas: a lot</p> <p><b>2. <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finally-an-offer-a-story-of-persistence">Finally an offer! A story of persistence</a></b><br /> posted by <a href="/user/18846" class="mentions mentions-18846" title="brutalglide">@brutalglide</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-best-success-stories-on-wso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-best-success-stories-on-wso#comments breaking into wallstreet success stories http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/275369 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:00:38 +0000 AndyLouis 275369 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/private-equity-interview-prep-pack-version-20-is-out <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-273156" style="width: 107px;"><a href="/forums/private-equity-interview-prep-pack-version-20-is-out"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/peequity_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="peequity.jpg" title="peequity.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="107" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">PE interview</a></span> Prep Pack.</p> <p>This new version includes:<br /> - 9 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content)<br /> - 30+ additional videos integrated throughout the guide<br /> - 5+ webinars and counting from actual PE professionals...</p> <p>+ much much more...</p> <p><center><a class="green-button" href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">Learn More Here</a></center></p> <p>I am super pumped about version 2.0 since I think we really raised the bar with all the extra video content and video solutions to the 9 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> modeling tests....and we're not done yet. We're already working on version 3.0 which as always, will be a free upgrade to those that get in now!</p> <p>Good Luck,<br /> Patrick</p> <p>ps - for those of you that have already purchased version 1.0, please e-mail <a href="mailto:Ivy@wallstreetoasis.com" rel="nofollow">Ivy@wallstreetoasis.com</a> your receipt and she'll get you version 2.0 for free within 24 hours! </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/private-equity-interview-prep-pack-version-20-is-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/private-equity-interview-prep-pack-version-20-is-out#comments Private Iniquity private equity interview http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/273162 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:00:51 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 273162 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: My Experience with Equity Research -- 330pm ET, 3/2/15 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-my-experience-with-equity-research-330pm-et-3215 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-274020" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-my-experience-with-equity-research-330pm-et-3215"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_100.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>Wall Street Mentor Sid will be hosting a webinar entitled <strong>"My Experience with Equity Research"</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>WSO mentor Sid is an industry veteran with experience in Equity Research.</p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning more about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> </strong>, you should definitely join us on Monday.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/710-511-419" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Monday afternoon, 330pm 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">March 2, 2015 - 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Where You See Yourself Going http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/poll-review-august-2006-to-february-2015-where-you-see-yourself-going <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-275567" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/poll-review-august-2006-to-february-2015-where-you-see-yourself-going"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/heart_shaped_tropical_island.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Admit it, this would beat PE every day of the week..." title="Admit it, this would beat PE every day of the week..." rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="97" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/node/273150/results">What do you (or did you) see yourself doing after 2-3 years as an IB analyst,</a> that is the question! I'm sure many of you have checked out the results from the February survey, but you may not have checked out the results from the August 2006 survey. While the general impulse to move into private equity hasn't changed, the relative amounts for everything has changed quite a bit:</p> <table> <tr> <td></td> <td>August 2006</td> <td>February 2015</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Private Equity / Venture Capital</td> <td>26%</td> <td>35% (31% / 4%)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Advanced Degree (MBA, MD, JD, etc.)</td> <td>22%</td> <td>13%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Promoted to Associate</td> <td>18%</td> <td>13%</td> </tr> </table> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/poll-review-august-2006-to-february-2015-where-you-see-yourself-going" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/poll-review-august-2006-to-february-2015-where-you-see-yourself-going#comments poll results http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/275566 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 mikesswimn 275566 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Do M7 schools prefer some professions over others? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/do-m7-schools-prefer-some-professions-over-others <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-276697" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/do-m7-schools-prefer-some-professions-over-others"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/m7.thumbnail.jpg" alt="m7.jpg" title="m7.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>According to their latest data, 50% of HBS's new class came from consulting/financial services/PE/VC backgrounds.</p> <p>Is it harder for someone not from one of those professions to get admitted to the top MBA programs, all else being equal? </p> <p>And do I face a steep hill to climb if I am not from a prestigious finance/consulting field AND my company is not a well-known name (even if the other components of my application are very good)?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/do-m7-schools-prefer-some-professions-over-others#comments Business School Barrage m7 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/275814 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:19 +0000 crazi4ib 275814 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-hedge-fund-interview-prep-package-in-the-works <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-269516" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/wso-hedge-fund-interview-prep-package-in-the-works"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/hedge-fund_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hedge-fund.jpg" title="hedge-fund.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail (<a href="mailto:Patrick@wallstreetoasis.com" rel="nofollow">Patrick@wallstreetoasis.com</a>) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and I'll tell you more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-hedge-fund-interview-prep-package-in-the-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-hedge-fund-interview-prep-package-in-the-works#comments Hedge Funhouse hedge fund interviews http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/269336 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:30:02 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 269336 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, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:19 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 216470 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com