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 Which BBs are most non-target friendly? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/which-bbs-are-most-non-target-friendly <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248205" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/which-bbs-are-most-non-target-friendly"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/bulge bracket.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bulge bracket.jpg" title="bulge bracket.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="135" /></a></div> <p>Rising sophomore at a non-target state school here. My goal is to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB after I graduate. I'm assuming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>, and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> are the least accepting of non-targets, but does anybody have insights on which banks take the most non-targets?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/which-bbs-are-most-non-target-friendly#comments I-Banking Bullpen Non-Target School http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248152 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:15 +0000 jfinance 248152 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Best Midwest MBA for Value http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-midwest-mba-for-value <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248054" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/best-midwest-mba-for-value"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/mba_10.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mba.jpg" title="mba.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="61" /></a></div> <p>I can't see myself going to or affording an MBA from a target in the northeast, so I was wondering which school in the midwest is the best value choice? </p> <p>Currently, I'm at a boutique sell-side firm in NE Ohio (below average pay obviously), but I'm considering trying to get into IB, PE, or AM. </p> <p>Thanks folks.</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-midwest-mba-for-value#comments Business School Barrage BB Private Equity BB; Business School Investment Banking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/247243 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:00:59 +0000 kreed1_1 247243 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com How to know whether you are trader material or not? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-know-whether-you-are-trader-material-or-not <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-247942" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/how-to-know-whether-you-are-trader-material-or-not"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/trader_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="trader.jpg" title="trader.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="99" /></a></div> <p>Hi, I have a very dumb question: Being energy trader is tough. Not everyone is good at dealing with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-value-at-risk-var">VAR</a></span>, risk/reward, pricing signals, etc...Not everyone can do it nor wants to do it. But many people are interested in becoming an energy trader. How can we know if we are really energy trader material? Unlike stocks, it is hard to trade gas on your own. And it takes years to become a gas trader.</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-know-whether-you-are-trader-material-or-not#comments Traders Train commodities trader http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/247371 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:00:42 +0000 TXHERO 247371 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:00:11 +0000 wsomentors 247162 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Quitting Investment Banking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/quitting-investment-banking <p><em>mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from February 2011. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.</em></p> <p>Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-guide-to-understanding-tarp" target="blank">bailout thing</a> in 2008 that basically turned investment bankers into lepers, conveniently blamed for all of society's ills. Some days you just want to throw in the towel.</p> <p>Walking away from banking isn't common by any means. Let's face it: it's hard to get paid this much anywhere else, especially when you consider what it really is a banker does for a living. But sometimes the grind just gets to be too much, and some people just quit. I know, because I was one of them. Sure, things worked out for me in a big way before I bailed, but I'd promised myself before any of that happened that I'd pump gas for a living before I spent another year of my life <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/quitting-investment-banking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/quitting-investment-banking#comments bankers Banking Blog finance guy investment bankers Investment Banking quitting talk http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/103283 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Edmundo Braverman 103283 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:00:43 +0000 RE Monkey 248023 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Summer Analyst Recruiting - 2015 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/summer-analyst-recruiting-2015 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248529" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/forums/summer-analyst-recruiting-2015"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/summer recruiting.thumbnail.jpg" alt="summer recruiting.jpg" title="summer recruiting.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Typically, when do candidates submit resumes/fill out online applications? Then, when are first round interviews conducted?</p> <p>I've heard some variant responses in regards to the recruiting timeline.</p> <p>Also, if a specific firm does not come on campus, must you fill out an online application? Or can you submit it through a personal connection working at that firm?</p> <p>Thanks</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/summer-analyst-recruiting-2015#comments I-Banking Bullpen 2015 Summer Analyst http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/247900 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:00:23 +0000 Blue_Horseshoe_5 247900 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 240902 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Death of father http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/death-of-father <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-248524" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/death-of-father"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/father.thumbnail.jpg" alt="father.jpg" title="father.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>My father passed away in college and it really affected my for the first year and a half so my grades weren't that grade. If I'm asked why my grades are so low or what was the toughest obstacle I've had to face, should I leverage this?</p> <p>I'm asking this because I don't know if this is too personal or acceptable to say in an interview</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/death-of-father#comments Get a Job #1st interview 1st round interview Interview question Interview Questions http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/248258 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:02 +0000 pawpcorn21 248258 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<br /> 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resume review</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://wallstreetprep.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&amp;aff_id=1000&amp;source=InText" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">financial modeling training</a></span>, 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, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:19 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 216470 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com