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  1. Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and Answers

    All, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd ib interview questions that they have been asked, and their answer. Funny, intense, irrelevant, etc... I am not looking for the usu ...

    92 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jul 31 2016 - 2:01pm -

  2. What is so bad about UBS?

    It seems like UBS is an ongoing joke on this forum for being known as "the worst" of the bulge bracket investment banks but I have always wondered why? I talked to a lawyer at a major M&A law firm and he even he knew how bad their rep is amo ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 2:00pm -

  3. Less BB IB Full-time offers given out this summer?

          Interning in BB IB this summer from a non target in top 3 healthcare group. With sluggish deal flow this year and a looming recession, will there be less full time offers given out? Healthcare seems to be the hottest sector which is g ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 14 2016 - 11:01am -

  4. Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experience

          What's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really goo ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 11:00am -

  5. BB (JPM/MS) Best Groups for PE (MF) exit?

    Hi everyone, I have a SA offer at a BB (JPM / MS) and was just wondering what groups are best for PE exits. Is it the traditional LevFin /M&A, or perhaps there is no difference between them and the coverage groups. I know modeling isn't done much ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 3 2016 - 12:27pm -

  6. URGENT ADVICE- Soph MM IBD unpaid internship NYC vs. Paid F100 Internship Boston

          WSO, I'm at a pivotal point in my life where I need to make decisions in order to set myself up for BB IBD fall recruitment. I am interested in either a top BB (GS, JPM, MS), or an EB (Laz, HL, EC, Centerview). I was at a non-tar ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2016 - 7:04pm -

  7. Breaking Into Activism

          Long time lurker- first post. I'm an incoming analyst at a NYC BB and will be graduating in the coming months. I'm ultimately looking to break into an activist hedge fund after my analyst stint, but am unsure how to best pos ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2016 - 11:29pm -

  8. M7 MBA Candidate Resume Advice

          Fellow monkeys, Please share your thoughts on my resume attached to this post. I'm soon to start full-time grad school at an M7. Ideally, I'd like to secure a BB IBD SA position for the summer. However, I'm flexible/rea ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2016 - 8:34pm -

  9. Just left MS/JPM banking for PE so AMA

          Post pretty frequently on my other account, but I made this one for the sake of anonymity. I'm leaving one of these BBs (will tell in a PM) and thought I'd answer any questions you might have because I have some free time th ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 8:26pm -

  10. MM SA to lateral FT BB Recent Grad!

          So I am a recent graduate from a semi-target, 3.7 who landed a SA position at a MM firm right after graduation. Wondering what are the necessary steps I need to take to lateral after this summer to a BB FT (possibly starting in Januar ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 6:40pm -

  11. Screwed up all the internship interviews at BB banks

    Hey, ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2014 - 3:37am -

  12. Application Form Grades- Background Check- Am I screwed? Seeking advice whether to contact HR!

         ..... BB london ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2016 - 5:41pm -

  13. Overview BBs vs. Boutiques for London

          I am quite unfamiliar with the reputation/prestige, exit opps, salary etc. of most of the elite boutiques here in London. Could some give a rough indication where Evercore, Centerview, Moelis, Greenhill, Houlihan Lokey, Perella Weinbe ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2015 - 9:04pm -

  14. Am I Nuts? Summer Position Suits

         . fashion summer analyst BB ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2015 - 11:17am -

  15. Need Help with Offers please

          I realize people say ranking offers is stupid because ultimately its about fit but I really don't know how else to go about this. Basically, I have IB offers from one European BB (HSBC / UBS /Barclay's) for their New York of ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2015 - 11:56am -

  16. Prospects of transferring from a non-target to a target undergrad?

         . BB ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:40am -

  17. Getting into S&T with unsuccessful prop trading experience.

          After graduating from university I joined a prop trading firm where I was trading equity and bond futures. I was doing really well in the first 4-5 months, but then I started losing money and eventually quit the firm. I currently work ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2016 - 9:39pm -

  18. Power of Managing Directors?

          Undergraduate going through recruiting currently. I know a few MDs at some BBs who are willing to help me with my internship hunt. I go to a target school(top 3 finance) but my GPA is 3.3 which is not very great. I have decent interns ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2015 - 6:35pm -

  19. Vacation for Summer Analyst in IB at BB

          Hi All, I will be interning in Investment Banking at a BB this summer. I had a quick question regarding vacations. My family is planning a vacation in July and they really (I mean really) want me to come; however, I feel that leaving ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 7:05pm -

  20. BB's Lowering Hours- Genuine Change or Media Smoke Screen?

          The workload placed on Junior Analysts at the major investment banks (BB 's) has seen alot of attention lately, with banks promising to ease down on the workload and encourage weekends off. I ran into an interesting article today ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:00am -

  21. FI Trading Down?

          What do you guys think is driving FI trading profits down at the big banks? Seems to me across the board the BB 's have decreased.. trading BB bonds FI ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am -

  22. How prestigious is NYU Stern (UG) throughout the country?

          I've asked Sternies on their Facebook group and they all agree that Stern has a tremendous presence on wallstreet, as many major firms go to hire there annually. Based on your experiences, is Stern really that highly regarded amo ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2014 - 8:30pm -

  23. Need help with decision: BC vs UVA

          I'm a senior in high school and my college search has been narrowed down to BC and UVA. I was accepted to the Carroll School of Management at BC but UVA makes you wait until after your sophomore year to apply to their business sc ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2016 - 6:08pm -

  24. EV/EBITDA Multiple

          I read a book which claimed that the EV / EBITDA multiple is not affected by changes in taxation...I understand why EBITDA is unaffected by differences in tax, but why wouldn't changes in tax affect EV? Wouldn't a company wi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2015 - 3:40pm -

  25. GPA for PE recruiting post 2 years in IB

          Do PE firms care what your GPA in undergrad was if your recruiting as an analyst at an IB? My GPA is 3.5 and has always been- interned at reputable place and going to a reputable place with strong recruiting- go to a target school- bu ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2015 - 6:12pm -

  26. Is Baruch College recruited for credit risk/ risk management from BB IB?

          I am a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Applied Math. And I am interested in a career and a summer analyst internship next year in credit risk at a BB IB. I heard that Baruch is recruited heavily for middle or back office. Fron ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:21pm -

  27. Help!! PwC vs Citi?

    I am debating between 2 very great internship. HR Analyst with Citi or Management Consulting internship with PwC. I felt like it was more competitive to get into Citi and I am going to have to work really hard summer at Citi. However, at PwC the atmospher ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 6:56pm -

  28. Morgan Stanley Weekend Policy?

          Hey WSO, Recently got approached by friends about an IB analyst position opening. I've been contemplating a move to a BB for some time but it would have to be a good fit for me culturally (thinking long-term, not really intereste ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2015 - 10:01pm -

  29. Bankers decide to take their talents to...Cleveland?

          By now, I'm sure all of WSO is sick of the Wall Street vs. tech debate, but this article from Bloomberg is saying that bankers are not only leaving for tech but also smaller banks in cities like Cleveland. Wall Street banks have ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2015 - 6:24pm -

  30. Background Check--wrong date on resume

    Hi guys: I just have a quick question about background check. I recently got a full-time offer and have proceeded to the background check process. However, for my summer internship last year, I had put the wrong start date (I just noticed that). The inter ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:44pm -

  31. 20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice

    I need some advice. I'm a recent graduate from a nontarget looking for FT roles. About me: sub 3.5 overall GPA, Over 3.5 finance GPA. Was in school's honors program for finance majors. Did some IM work. Received school's highest honors for ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2014 - 8:10pm -

  32. Renege on EB for Top GS/MS Group?

          I'm currently working in an MM in Chicago and accepted an offer for an EB in NY. A few days ago I quit my MM job and during my month off I got pinged by a contact in HR at a BB who said there was a spot open in their top group (t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2015 - 6:22pm -

  33. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

          Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview sin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  34. What would you do if you were sitting next to a BB senior banker on an airplane?

    I'm a student at one of those non-target schools in NY. As the semester was over, I flew back home to see my family. On my first flight, I sat next to this mid-aged gentleman who dressed in a full suit. I didn't pay attention to him until my eye ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 3:27pm -

  35. CUNY Baruch to NYU Stern?

    Hi all the amazing monkies. I am a HS senior and very settled to pursue a career within the IB industry, specifically FO because I had some exposure to M&A. (I decided to follow this path after very serious consideration. My family has some network wi ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2014 - 12:30am -

  36. New Investment Banking Hire Prank

          This is hilarious, don't let it be you...The email below is in fact "real" (as in it was an email sent out to people), it appears as though it was a prank on behalf of co-workers. I know he learned an important lesson: ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 2:00pm -

  37. Cash From Boss- What Do I Give?

          Just got a nice Christmas present-- a good amount of cash from my MD boss I work directly for. Unexpected and exciting. The problem is, I didn't see this coming and didn't get him anything. I'm a lowly analyst at a BB. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 2:45pm -

  38. Renege and Lose Two Offers?

          Important consequences of reneging have been discussed on the forums, however, not all have been talked about in detail. Specifically, I came across a couple incomplete threads that mentioned people losing two offers as a result of re ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 20 2015 - 11:02am -

  39. Sophomore BB MO SA => IBD SA Next Summer?

          Currently a sophomore at top BB interning in a MO role. I have been reaching out to people in IBD for a possible internship next summer. Does anyone know how to go about doing this/ done this before? Is there anyway to formally go thr ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 10:40pm -

  40. Recruiting for PE from BB in Toronto

          Hey Everyone, I'm currently an analyst at a BB in Toronto. I'm interested in going the PE route once my 2 year analyst stint is over. I'm wondering what the best strategy for recruiting for PE in the US is, or if anyone ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2015 - 3:35pm -

  41. Offered SA from BB, but low GPA

          I wanted to throw this out here and see what WSO thought of this situation. I currently have an offer for a SA with a BB in operations. My concern is that while doing the background check the BB will request a full transcript and they ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2015 - 1:44pm -

  42. What MMs would you take over BBs (IBD)

          Obviously subjective, but what MM banks would you take over the BBs if you were concerned about exit opps? Obviously there is variance amongst groups, but in general, what (if any) middle markets would you take over the bigger guys? A ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2013 - 1:45am -

  43. Should I Quit My Job?

          Currently having to make the hardest decision of my career so far and input would be much appreciated! So a little background, I graduated from a semi-target UK university with an Economics degree and a frankly TERRIBLE grade (sub 3.0 ...

    61 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 12:28pm -

  44. Contacts at Top BBs, previous M&A boutique internship, but 3.3 GPA... insurmountable?

          Hey monkeys, Title says it all. If I networked hard but my GPA is subpar at a semi/non-target, can I still talk/interview my way into a SA at GS, Deutsche, Barclays etc.? Spent last summer at a tiny M&A boutique in NYC. Thanks! In ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 3:40am -

  45. Do I need to network for diversity programs?

          Some diversity programs such as Barclays Generation Next and Citi SOARS. Do I need to network with alumni before applying to these programs? Or I can directly apply? Who is evaluating my application, banking analysts or HR department? ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2015 - 1:25am -

  46. Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?

    A couple of stories have hit the tapes recently which both make fairly depressing reading for those looking to jump into a new 2/3 year analyst programme at a bulge bracket bank. 1- Bonuses are down. Way down. I can only give UK figures here but the avera ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 8:26pm -

  47. Thank you WSO! Got my FT Offer! ADVICE NEEDED

    Where do i even start..I learned so much from this forum. The brutally honest opinions, sincere willingness to help, the technical information and random tips on everything has been absolutely crucial for me landing this offer. Coming from a non-tar ...

    27 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2013 - 6:45pm -

  48. No Offer after SA- Career in IB over?

          I summered at a top tier BB and a top group and did not get a return offer. I have contacted people I networked with throughout the process before the summer and then reached out to new leads too at other BBs/EBs. I have yielded extre ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2015 - 3:11pm -

  49. MD going to bat for me?

          I go to a non-target and got in touch with an MD at a major BB although they sit in the private funds group which is not exactly IB. We talked on the phone about two months ago, and I sent him an email when I dropped my resume today j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 7:12pm -

  50. Houston Energy BB Rankings

    I know there have been threads on this already, but most have been discussing the boutiques or are a few years old. I was wondering what general rankings are for BBs specifically JPM, Barcap, CS, Jeffries, BAML, MS, GS, UBS in Houston. Looking at exit ops ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2013 - 2:50am -

  51. am i the only one who would never want to work at a bb

         . Banking BB ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  52. Can a bank make you an offer over the phone and then not send the contract?

         ........... offer BB ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 6:01pm -

  53. West Coast vs. NY Exit Opps

    Hey guys, I just recently accepted an offer in the SF bay area with a BB for banking in tech. Just wanted to get your thoughts on what the exit opps are like on the west coast for tech.... It seems like in NY, 1st years are approached like 6 months into t ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 9:06pm -

  54. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  55. Big 4 TS to Corporate Banking

          All- I am somewhat new to this site, but am soliciting advice. I am currently working in Transaction Services at a public accounting firm and have received an offer from a large bank (I believe they are called bulge bracket) as an ass ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2015 - 11:14am -

  56. BB Finance to Top Bschool

    Read some articles about how M7 and the like prefer candidates with top jobs in finance or either people in other professions (engineering,tech). Does the finance division at MS / GS qualify you in terms of work experience for Booth/Columiba/Kellogg? Or a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2015 - 3:00pm -

  57. Why do some people leave Wall Street?

    So I'm about to enter Wall Street, but having noticed some kids I grew up with, who worked in the BB or HF full-time leave, I'm scared. Three of them: 1. One went to a semi-target (think Georgetown, UND), worked as a paper trader for a few years ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 4:20am -

  58. Bad bonus season at BB- move to elite / MM?

    Hey guys, Sr associate in strong group at CS /Barc/ BAML / Citi (with focus on M&A) and hearing bonus season won't be so hot so debating leaving for elite boutique like EVR/GHL or MM shop like Lincoln/Harris. Question: how often is this move made ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2013 - 3:17pm -

  59. interview AFTER SUPERDAY at a BB

          What would be a reason why anyone would be invited for an interview AFTER superday? Anyone have any tips for this situation or ever experience this?? interview BB Superday ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2015 - 7:58pm -

  60. BB IBD Training- Training process?

          Hi everyone, I was just curious what the training process is like for incoming analysts. I understand that for most BBs, training lasts about 2-3 months. Do you work on deals while training? How intensive is it, and what are the hours ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 8:28pm -

  61. How to get into banking- and WSO myths...

    You come from a non-target? Sucks to be you You have a low GPA? Sucks to be you You want a job in banking? Sucks to be you I've been on this website for almost 6 years, and only recently re-started reading some of the posts. Most of them are pointles ...

    38 comments - 5 silver bananas - Dec 3 2012 - 12:26pm -

  62. Equity Research/ Sales and Trading recruiting process

          I am a non target student. I have been cold calling and emailing every non BB firm in NY for ER and ST positions. I have a few interviews set up after I graduate, but nothing solid outside of that. Am I running out of time to land an ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2015 - 10:20am -

  63. SA 2013

          So monkeys, The most painful season of IB recruiting has arrived for fellow juniors. I was wondering how many of you have actually received any offers from BB 's for an SA position, particularly on the west coast. Just wondering ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 7:25pm -

  64. Sh*t just got real

          As some you know I almost broke in to a FO role at BB last month. This would have been huge because I come from a non-target and have zero internships and a modest GPA. I lost out because of some BS reason. You can read the story belo ...

    56 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 13 2012 - 11:15pm -

  65. Cornell Students and Graduates: How strong is Investment Banking recruitment for non-AEM majors?

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    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 2:15am -

  66. Dallas Internships for a Freshman

          Hey y'all, I'm a freshman at SMU. Does anybody know any PWM 's or boutiques I can cold-call for an internship this summer? I'm targeting anything related to Finance. Thank you! BB ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2015 - 2:33pm -

  67. Thanks to WSO for giving me the edge for this summer

    I started reading WSO last year and it changed my life perspective. Having a brother who works at a top IB boutique and is the highest rated analyst doesn't make a career choice easy especially since I followed his footsteps since middle school. Goin ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2013 - 12:53am -

  68. Claremont McKenna c/o 2020

          I'm an incoming freshman at Claremont McKenna and would love to meet people that are also interested in IB/PE. Send me a message if you'll be attending CMC or any of the Claremont Colleges! I'd also appreciate any advic ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2016 - 4:44pm -

  69. Final Round for Credit Risk Analyst at BB

          I will be having the SuperDay for the Credit Risk FT analyst position at a BB soon, and I would love to hear more advice on what I should expect for the final round. Would there be a lot of technical/accounting questions? I never took ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2013 - 10:09pm -

  70. Blackberry for interns?

          Curious if banks give out BBs to interns still. I've noticed there's an app that some banks have that lets you use your current phone and merge it into a personal and work phone, but not sure if that choice is given to inter ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2015 - 5:42pm -

  71. Pros and Cons of Living With Co-Worker?

          I'm transferring from the Chicago office of my BB to the NY office and another analyst in Houston is doing the same. I don't know anyone in NY and HR suggested we could room together. We won't be in the same coverage gr ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2015 - 11:10am -

  72. At the junior level, is comp the same at regional BBs vs NYC/SF/LA?

          i.e. Goldman Sachs Toronto office, would summer interns /analysts be paid at street level? Also would this be in USD or CAD? With how strong the US dollar is currently comparative to the CAD, that would make compensation working for a ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2015 - 1:28pm -

  73. Not a candidate for SA positions because I'm a sophomore?

          I'm a sophomore in college who's been gearing up for intern recruiting season. I'm technically a junior thanks to the hours I have racked up, but I won't be graduating until 2018 so I can squeeze in a physics minor ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 11:51pm -

  74. MS Finance SA to IBD?

          Has anybody done the Finance Summer Analyst (Controllers, Liquidity etc). program and networked successfully into IBD FT? This is specifically at Morgan Stanley, any input or advice on networking internally during the summer would be ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 1:23pm -

  75. BB HR: What is the process for checking GPA, ECs, test scores, references, criminal history, etc?

          I see couple of questions on BB background check for FO jobs every day. There are several good threads, explaining the process and everything, but advices almost never come from someone who actually worked at the BB HR. Either people ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 5:14pm -

  76. Transfer from University of Alabama to Virginia?

          Hey Everyone, I recently completed 2 years at the University of Alabama with a 3.85 GPA (gotten 4.0's all but the semester I pledged). I applied to the University of Virginia and got in, but did not get accepted into the business ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 9:02pm -

  77. Do BBs usually pay for flights to interviews?

          I had one interview with a very large European BB that did not offer to reimburse me for millage, approx 250, to a DCM interview. Now I have another firm, a top 3 BB, that will not reimburse for flights to a BO interview. interview BB ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2013 - 11:22am -

  78. Forget IBD, get your PhD

    The Nobel Prize. Once an everlasting testament to human intellectual innovation. A beacon of hope, a searchlight though the clouds over our mind's eye. Today, more akin to an online diploma from a for-profit university. A lifetime achievement Oscar f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 11:48am -

  79. SA to FT- Percentage of SA class at BB offered FT?

          What percentage of a SA class at BB 's are usually offered positions for FT? Specifically in AM(IM), but IB and S&T would be good to know too. sa FT offer job BB ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:05am -

  80. Strategy- Usual strategy?

          Through an accelerated interview i have an SA offer at UBS / Citi that explodes soon. There's not enough time to shop it around. I'm not trying to turn this into another 'what should i do' thread, i'm asking f ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 8:49am -

  81. Interesting position- NO BB SA offers (need advice)

         . Investment Banking BB summer analyst IB ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2015 - 2:20am -

  82. Is investing worth the headache?

    I am an incoming investment banking analyst at a BB, and have also spoken to other classmates who are entering into some career in financial services (audit, consulting, trading, etc.) about this same concern. I have a decent sum of money just sitting in ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2014 - 1:57am -

  83. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

          I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at al ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2011 - 10:21am -

  84. Investment Banking Headhunters

          What would you guys say are the best headhunters to use for IB laterals? I found a few topics on this but they are all outdated and generally do not have great responses. My buddy is looking to lateral from a European city (he is in s ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 12:17pm -

  85. What are your worst interviewing experience, in general?

          Tomorrow I have a second round interview for a rotational program at a BB firm. It's through their S&T division. I just got notice yesterday but I applied in mid-october and completely forgot about it. I'm nervous as hel ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2011 - 11:34am -

  86. Which Patek Philippe should I wear?

    I am a freshman and I will soon be attending some interviews for a summer internship at BB PWM Local Branches. My question is: Which Patek Philippe should I wear for the interviews and ultimately for the internship per se? I own a Patek Philippe 5196 Cala ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 7:14am -

  87. UBS SA IBD 2015 London- recruitment already over?

          I heard that recruitment for SA London at UBS is over / almost over. Does anyone has any word on this? I had a 1st round interview a week ago and thought it went really good so was hoping go get to the 2nd round... UBS BB Assessment a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2014 - 8:28am -

  88. Underrated banks and the ambitious bastard

    Across the boards, you see hundreds of questions regarding exit opps; how to get to KKR? How does someone get into Paulson & Co.? Questions like these veil the poster's true motivation: Ambition. "How do you get in KKR?" really means &q ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2010 - 8:24pm -

  89. Consulting or Banking for Venture Capital

          I am currently a sophomore at a semi-target with a BB ib internship this summer. Assuming this opens me up to opportunities at elite boutiques and MBB consulting next summer, which do you think could better prepare me for a career in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2015 - 5:05am -

  90. BB IBD vs MBB Consulting for public sector exit opps?

          Hey WSO, Let me preface that I don't want this to get into a leveraged sellout-esque pissing match over which group of professionals has the biggest dick. I have these two paths ahead of me and I want to know which is best for me ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 15 2015 - 4:35am -

  91. Job now at smaller shop or in 1 year at BB?

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