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  1. How PWM really works (part 2): Breaking In, Staying In, and Getting Out

    Hey guys, got quite a few questions on breaking into PWM, so this blog will focus exclusively on breaking in, being successful, and exit opps. If you haven’t read my first post, see the link below: Part 1: Past, Present, Future, and $$$ Next post will ...

    - Jul 24 2014 - 10:18am - 44 comments

  2. Double Break-In: Thanks WSO!

    All, Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the admins, users and interview guide authors for their commitment and consistent assistance to the WSO community. In 2011, I was thanking the community for the help breaking into investment banking ...

    - Mar 30 2015 - 1:25pm - 18 comments

  3. Law vs. Investment Banking?

    Hi I am trying to decide between going to law school or pursue investment banking. I am good at math, but also love doing persuasive argumentation. Any advice? finance breaking in IBD ...

    - Nov 21 2014 - 8:32pm - 12 comments

  4. New Years Resolution: Not to fuck up.

    So this past month has been an eye opener, actually I should say that about this year. To give you some background, I grew up in a middle class household in a developing economy. My parents never had a lot of money but they always prioritized my well ...

    - Dec 19 2014 - 7:57am - 8 comments

  5. Can the guys who have already broken into RE PE or Development comment on how exactly they did it?

    I think this would be a good thread for us to build up, and keep running as many of us are trying to break-into RE PE and Development and would greatly value the stories, insights and strategies of other group members who have been successful in this. ...

    - Sep 29 2014 - 4:19pm - 17 comments

  6. An Infinity of No.

    After a few months now of trolling WSO and four weeks of writing in the contributing blogger intern program, all while working full-time for a F500 and pursuing my MBA full-time in effort to break into ER, I have had a bit of an epiphany about myself and ...

    - May 13 2014 - 8:00pm - 17 comments

  7. Guidance on breaking into banking as an analyst in Canada?

    Hello WSO. I currently am a student (just finished freshmen year) at a non-target university in Canada in the CS /Math program, I have a 3.5 CGPA (Expecting to bring it up to 3.6-3.7 sophomore year). I have an interest in the capital markets and hope to ...

    - Jul 21 2014 - 10:36pm - 18 comments

  8. Finding a serious finance opportunity in Charlotte

    Hi All. This is my first post on WSO. I'm living in Charlotte right now, and trying to get on a serious/ambitious path in finance. I plan on working in CLT for the next couple years then moving back to NYC where I have some low-mid level contacts at ...

    - Feb 28 2015 - 7:15pm - 3 comments

  9. Breaking Into ER: Good GPA, Poopy Internships

    I’m graduating May of 2015 as a finance major from a non-target/top tier state school. My grades are good enough with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.6 major GPA, but my only internship is a ER internship at a bogus firm where I learned no real skills. I& ...

    - Aug 23 2014 - 8:40pm - 8 comments

  10. Banking on Insurance: Breaking in from the Insurance industry- fact or fiction?

    Here's what my boss said to me over a couple of beers. Quote: About half the industry (insurance) is made up of guys who couldn't cut it as bankers. When all else fails, you have dad call up his college bud at [insert name of commercial insurer ...

    - Jun 19 2012 - 4:31pm - 51 comments

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