- 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. ...
Forum topic - Pokemon Master - Aug 23 2014 - 8:40pm - 8 comments
- 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 ...
Blog entry - thebrofessor - Jul 24 2014 - 10:18am - 44 comments
- 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 ...
Forum topic - 8Trails50-. - Jul 21 2014 - 10:36pm - 17 comments
- 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 a ...
Forum topic - Rhodium - May 13 2014 - 8:00pm - 17 comments
- UVA Financial Economics or NYU Economics for IBD?
Quick rundown: ...
Forum topic - SomethinToProve - May 10 2014 - 11:25pm - 6 comments
- Hello! I'm a liberal arts grad trying to break in
Before I introduce myself, I just wanted to thank everyone for the informative and entertaining content on WSO. I've learned a lot just reading through the posts, especially the success stories of people that match my background. I graduated from a ...
Forum topic - tnbw23 - Dec 18 2013 - 11:30am - 2 comments
- Your Life, Career & Fantasy Football
Recently, West Coat Analyst made an interesting point about the tiers of MBA programs and their similarities to this year's crop of running backs. As an avid fan of fantasy football, I see an even deeper connection, one that mirrors an entire young ...
Blog entry - mikesswimn - Jul 26 2013 - 12:45pm - 7 comments
- Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity
Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity looks like modeling 101. Written by Paul Pignataro, founder of New York School of Finance, this book promises to be a must read for all high-finance prospects. ...
Forum topic - WSRenaissanceMan - Jun 25 2013 - 10:48pm - 10 comments
- 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 ...
Blog entry - Primeape - Jun 19 2012 - 4:31pm - 51 comments
- Has my ship sailed?
Hi all, I am a 25 year old, who graduated 2.5 years ago from a lower ranked ivy (Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown) with a 4.0 and a BS in biology. I spent an additional two years after graduation working in the laboratory as a research fellow for a government ...
Forum topic - BatmanAccent - Feb 9 2013 - 6:56pm - 19 comments