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  1. Civilian Career and Military Reserves

    Good Morning, I hope some of you could shed some light on this topic. Just to provide a small background, I just graduated college with a degree in business concentrating in finance and entrepreneurship. I'll be leaving for Marine OCS Seniors this Mo ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 10:42am -

  2. Please give me your thoughts- I am looking for guidance from Wall Streets brightest minds.

    Good afternoon WallStreetOasis. This is my first post but I have been reading these forums for the better part of three years and I simply can't believe the level of "talent" that contributes to this community. My situation seems to be very ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 2:37pm -

  3. Relinquis Spits the Hot Fire of Truth

    Every so often a single comment appears on a thread which merits a post all its own. The following is one such comment made by WSO user Relinquis on the Bankers Threaten to Walk thread. I thought it was so good that I got his permission to repost it as it ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2012 - 7:11am -

  4. How to transition from corporate finance to portfolio management/investment analysis

    Undergrad in finance with international experience. I am currently a financial analyst 2 years of experience in corporate finance. I am hoping to get over into an investment analyst/ portfolio manager career path. What is the best way to do so? Is there a ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2014 - 11:16am -

  5. How relevant is your major?

    Hello everybody. I am a sophomore studying mechanical engineering at a non-target with a decent amount of alumni on the street. The thing that I'm concerned about is how people will view me when they see that I am an engineer trying to work in financ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 9:24pm -

  6. just graduated college this week. now what?!

    Hello everyone. I just graduated college this week and I'm looking for some career advice. I interned and received job offer in S&T but turned it down because the product wasn't interesting to me and I value work life balance more than money ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2014 - 3:36pm -

  7. Which route to pick: Operations Analyst @ BB, Risk Analyst @ Top Insurance Broker, Corporate Audit @ BB, Financial Analyst @ F50

    Hi everyone, I have a dilemma here in picking what career path I should pursue after I graduate next semester. My ultimate goal is to get an MBA and probably transition to consulting since that was my goal in undergrad but unfortunately didn't get an ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2014 - 12:50pm -

  8. Don't know where to go

          Hi, First time post, but I've been surfing the forums on and off for a long time now.I would like to know the opinions of the readers here. I graduated from undergrad with a degree in finance, 4 years ago from a decent but not to ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2012 - 4:34am -

  9. Trying to help a friend move to AM/HF- need advice

    Hey Monkeys, ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2014 - 1:01pm -

  10. Go Agro

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. I have said it over and over again. Greater minds have trumpeted the same logic for centuries. We evolved from feudalism and agricultural economics to the industrial revolution and eventually capital ma ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2011 - 12:45pm -

  11. Lateraling Insights

    Thank you WSO! I've been a member of the community since I became interested in pursuing a career in banking a few years ago. I just lateraled into a top advisory group. Before I was in a so-so group at a low-tier bank and now I'm going into wha ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2013 - 9:31pm -

  12. Quant to Trading

          Hi guys, I am currently making a living as a quant in flow rates, and would like to move into trading. Has any of you made a similar move? How did it go? How can I position myself best for such a move? Just for the record, I spent qui ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2012 - 2:29am -

  13. Career Advice (Mentor is MIA)

    My training manager assigned a mentor to me, but that mentor doesn't seem to be taking it seriously. I've reached out three times now and haven't gotten a response. Q: Should I request a new mentor, find my own when I get there, or sh ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2013 - 2:30pm -

  14. Wall Street Mentors Presents: Scott Morris on the Interviewing Process at Goldman Sachs

          Chris Carey of Wall Street Mentors sits down with the Scott Morris to discuss the interviewing process and what he qualities he would look for in candidates. Scott is the former CEO of the Boston Options Exchange and Managing Director ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2013 - 12:10am -

  15. (Lack of) Passion

    Alright I know nearly everyone in this industry or trying to break in is motivated in some part by money. However, I also know a lot of people enter finance with non-traditional backgrounds (i.e not finance and econ). For you guys that say, majored in the ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2012 - 7:00pm -

  16. How to realize career goal in PE as a fresh graduate?

          Hi, I am a fresh finance master graduate, not from top school and no strong background so far. I want to realize my goal in 10 years. I think there are many ways to get there. I want to know that besides doing investment banking, what ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2014 - 9:54pm -

  17. F500 FLDP v. MSF

          Basically, I have a F500 FLDP offer in hand but I really think i'm going to hate corporate finance. I just don't want to get stuck doing accounting type work. I also have an acceptance to a good (but not princeton or LSE) MS ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2011 - 9:52pm -

  18. Credit at top 5 bank or Financial Analyst at large company just outside of F500 (end goal is M&A or ER)

    I have two offers. One is a credit analyst program at one of the largest banks in the country. It's in an industry-specific group. The other is a Financial Analyst position at a large company (oilfield services not quite F500). I have connections wit ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2012 - 5:30pm -

  19. Career Advice Please-- Trading, IB, O&G

    Hello everyone. I've been browsing this website for a few months now, reading a lot but never posting. In the next 3-9 months I"m looking at switching up jobs and trying to find something that fits me a little better. About me: Three years out o ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2014 - 5:24pm -

  20. Advice for college students looking for something to do this summer...?

    In the past couple of weeks I've received a number of emails from college students still looking for summer internships. As an entrepreneur who only spent a brief amount of time in finance, my advice is pretty limited. I was wondering if any of the o ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2013 - 12:01am -

  21. How to become a trader

    Hi, I have a interest for trading, not picky on what kind of securities it is, as long as I get to sit in front of the screens, buy and sell instruments in the markets, I am happy. Currently, my plan is to break into S&T get my feet wet and then progr ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2012 - 9:36pm -

  22. Do's and Dont's of Salary Negotiations

          Has anyone ruined their chances epically for a new job during a salary negotiations? I hate the idea of messing up a good opportunity during the last leg of the race after all the pain of rounds and rounds of interviews just because I ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2013 - 9:27pm -

  23. Career Guidance Please

    This is a probably a long shot, and I hope that this is the right forum, but here it goes: ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2014 - 10:57pm -

  24. I know I can't get into IB with this resume, so what kind of jobs can it get me that can lead to IB later?

          Here is my resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/18179 I'm resigned that at this point., there is no way I can break into IB straight out of college. So with that said, given the quality of my resume, what should be my strategy ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2011 - 9:24pm -

  25. Starting out in ER- good career choice?

    I just got an ER offer at a top tier BB (think JPM / GS / MS) and am unsure whether or not to take it I'm in my final year of ugrad). To be honest, I wanted to try snag PE, looked into a little bit of consulting as well, and looked into VC. ER was th ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2011 - 1:31pm -

  26. Career Advice-- Mid Office Small Chance at Trader or ER?

    I am post MBA, don't have trading experience and that has been my goal the past 4-5 years but it is tough breaking. So I had a junior trader role lined up but it blew up in my face at the last moment so I've had to revaluate some things in the p ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2013 - 5:00pm -

  27. Econ VS Finance

    Hello, My passion is trading and I want to trade for rest of my life. I will be graduating with my bachelors in about one year. I have had two years of experience in trading (prop and entrepreneurial). My major has been Business administration with a conc ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2010 - 3:16pm -

  28. Learn To Be A Beauty Queen

    We've all probably seen a clip on TV of beauty pageants such as the Miss USA competition and either a) kept watching because it featured beautiful women or b) thought it was a joke and immediately changed the channel. The general opinion of these pag ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2012 - 3:45pm -

  29. People In The Midwest

          I am looking at colleges for next year and was wondering from anyone who has any perspective about colleges in Minnesota or the midwest. Between the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University, which would be a better choice for ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2011 - 7:26pm -

  30. Can a lousy analyst become a rain-making MD?

          A recent post mentioned that even if you're a lousy analyst, you might make a great MD. Is this really possible? If so, what would be the career path? career advice ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2013 - 6:48pm -

  31. Looking for honest advice

    Hello everyone! First post here. I was hoping to get some honest and direct advice on my career goals and aspirations. A little background. I am 34. I have a BS in Accounting and am currently in the middle of a two-year MBA program from a decent business ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2012 - 10:09am -

  32. GE Equity- Thoughts?

          Hello All, I am interested to hear the forums' opinion regarding GE Equity- the PE arm of GE Capital. I understand that the group is not a major mega-buyout shop, however what are your overall thoughts? Also, what is the likeliho ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2010 - 6:51pm -

  33. Advice on breaking into trading

    Goal is to break into trading, preferably at a firm with a salary. I've read other threads on breaking in to trading, but would like advice on my specific situation. Background:- Work as an actuary (don't ask why I chose this)- Background in Mat ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2010 - 8:27am -

  34. Lifestyle/Pay/Exit-Opps/Job locations.... A lot of questions!

    I'm not really sure where this would go since it's kind of a broad topic, so I'll just put it here. So basically, I'm thinking about a career in finance and wanted to get some real-life advice from people in the industry. I know that t ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2012 - 10:06am -

  35. Equities vs Fixed Income, entry level job

    Do you think it is better to work with equities or fixed income out of college and beyond? Looking to hear about job opportunities as well as compensation. Case for bonds:- Better demand in the next half decade due to investment environment- Many more job ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2011 - 1:53pm -

  36. How to interview after starting new job?

          Does anyone have experience or advice on how to interview for another job once you have started a new gig? I start working in a couple weeks but am still looking for a better job. Is there an easy way to do this so that your current e ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2011 - 11:55am -

  37. J.P. Morgan LevFin

          What are people's thoughts on J.P. Morgan 's Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group? What are the exit opps like for PE? Investment Banking Leveraged Finance career advice jp morgan chase Exit Opps JP Morgan J.P. Morgan (J ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2010 - 1:49pm -

  38. What do I do with my life?

    I don't really know what to do with my life. I have just been admitted to a top 10 business school after being enrolled in a top 10 law school. I will graduate law school and business school at the age of 25. I have an offer to begin working at a law ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2010 - 5:23pm -

  39. Getting from Here to There

    I've been managing my own accounts for 11+ years and am now in my fourth year of full-time trading (i.e. retired from pharmacy). Over the last two years I have done extensive testing on a trading strategy that has done well in my live account for jus ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2011 - 2:55pm -

  40. Big Four audit trainee seeking career advice

    So I'm a trainee auditor at a Big Four in London, working towards my ACA. I also want to do the CFA Level 1 soon. I want to get out of audit as soon as I can because I really want to be an analyst at a bank or fund. The areas I'm looking at are: ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2014 - 5:09am -

  41. How to Jump to the Buyside After Your First Year

    So now that your first year bonus has hit your bank account, you're realizing that the real reason you got into banking was to get OUT of banking, and you've got your sights set on hopping to private equity as soon as possible. And why not? Why ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2010 - 10:09pm -

  42. Engineering Degree for Trading?

    I'm a high school student interested in economics and finance. I am looking into a career in trading. I have sent a bunch of emails to prop trading firms around the country asking questions about a career in this field. I have managed to talked to a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 6:45pm -

  43. Urgent Question- IBD v. Sales

    Hi all, quick question where I have a very short time-frame (<24 hours) to work with. My choice is betweeen IBD at a BB (top 10) or Sales at one of the most respected BBs. Different roles, different skillsets... but I like both. What are your thoughts? ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2009 - 4:38pm -

  44. Career Change @ 25?

    Hello everyone- long time reader, first time poster/new member. Long story short, I'm 25, and have been working as a tax CPA in the HF /PE & HNW individual space for about 2.5 years now. I've recently made a transition away from public accou ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2013 - 9:24pm -

  45. Best stepping stone to Venture Capital

    I'm targeting my sights on getting into venture capital. I want to seek out technology start-ups, evaluate their potential, and execute large investments. So does everybody else, right? I have three years of experience at a top tier actuarial consult ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 9:59pm -

  46. Stock broker

    Hi, Has anyone here worked as a stock broker before or at any position in a brokerage firm? Here is an example description for such a position: [quote] * Establish and maintain new accounts * Provide excellent customer service in a professional manner for ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 7:04pm -

  47. Interview Advice from Scott Morris: "Walk me through your resume".

          Chris of Wall Street Mentors chats with Scott Morris on how to address the popular interview warm-up: "Walk me through your resume". While it seems simple, it's critical as it can set the tone for the entire interview. ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2013 - 10:50pm -

  48. Two interviews approaching

    First time poster. Always read the site to try and gain insight but never had a need to post before. I have two interviews coming up, one with a Big Four accounting firm in their transaction/valuations group. The other is with Prudential Capital Group as ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2012 - 9:06am -

  49. should I take this job

          Hi WSO, I just got a interview for a call centre position at the brokerage division of a Canadian BB. My plan is to get the job and use this role to progress into S&T of the same bank through internal recruiting. Would it be possi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 29 2012 - 10:30pm -

  50. Managing a Job Search While Employed

          In this Wall Street Mentors' Q&A with Scott Morris, we discuss how to manage a job search while currently employed- sometimes a tricky balancing act. If you want some extra interview practice and a candid critique from a Wall ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2013 - 12:09am -

  51. Which Internship to choose from (PWM)?

    Hey guys, I have been lurking on here for a while, and this is my first post. I have two internship offers this fall (couldn't find anything spectacular). There both at BB in PWM. I really can't decide which one would be more beneficial or rewar ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 6:27pm -

  52. Scott Morris on Promotions- Part #1

          Chris of Wall Street Mentors chats with Scott Morris about the start of his career and the keys to his success. This Q&A topic was recommended by WSO member Pepsiholic- thanks for the suggestion. Please feel free to provide more r ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2013 - 8:21am -

  53. New Monkey. Need Help

    Hi Friends. ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2013 - 4:57pm -

  54. Career Confusion

    My problem is I can't decide what (finance) career to pursue. Things I have done to help myself: Spoken to several career advisors/consulted career mentors Read Vault/Wetfeet guides Researched on this forum Networked with people working within the in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 12:32pm -

  55. How Do I Become Better Than Other People?

          Lacking in any inner charm or substance, I need to feel superior to other people through my choice of servitude. What kind of master should I grovel to in order to become superior to more well-adjusted people? How do I please this mas ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2011 - 8:01pm -

  56. Advice on Life

    Hi All, It has been a while since I posted but I thought I would get everyone's inputs on their thoughts/recommendations for the relentlessly repeated question "what should I do with my life?" Here are my stats: Education-Went to top public ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2010 - 10:40pm -

  57. Career in Finance, insight needed

          Hi, I'm fairly new to the field of finance, however I could be interested in the investment related areas of finance. My question relates to location. It seems like if I wanted to go into finance then I should look for work in NY ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2012 - 9:29pm -

  58. Moving between hedge funds

    Hey guys, quick question on lateraling between hedge funds-- I used the search function but didn't find much, and there is too much information on the web for this subject, so I am hoping someone can help me focus my efforts. After careful considerat ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2011 - 8:27pm -

  59. Ratings agency vs. Big 4 advisory

          Out of undergrad... A corporate ratings position at one of the big 3 agencies or financial services advisory at one of the big 4? Ultimate goal is a FO role buy side or sell side. career advice ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2011 - 4:09pm -

  60. Time to settle?

    Alright, one of the things that I like about this forum is the no- BS, non-sugarcoated advice, so just give it to me straight. I'm one of the unfortunate bastards to graduate this past May, and as of yet, I'm still jobless. My original plan was ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2009 - 11:44pm -

  61. delete

          delete MBA career advice buy side Exit Opps Age/MBA ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2013 - 10:42pm -

  62. No job after graduation?

    Recent grad from non target, almost 3 months since grad. Have constantly network since last june. Had previous interns in small PE(got offer but no base salary) and corp fin, EC managed school's investment fund, personal trading options,stocks, futur ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2012 - 2:16pm -

  63. Need guidance/ career advice

    Guys, I'm new here so please take it easy on me... Background info: Age: 30 Bachelors: electrical/computer engineering, minor in math. Masters: currently enrolled in a Texas school for a masters in engineering management (most coursework in economics ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2012 - 2:16pm -

  64. F-----D?

    After scouring the internet for related topics and sifting through numerous message boards I've ended up here seeking advice. I'm a recent college graduate of a small private college with a degree analogous to under water basket weaving; my GPA ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2010 - 10:49pm -

  65. Analyst vs Associate

          1. What is typically the distinction between an Analyst and an Associate? Is it years of experience, a change in responsibility, or both? How many years? What responsibilities? 2. How does compensation general work along the Analyst t ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2008 - 10:20pm -

  66. A Career in 'Strategy'?

          Hey WSO'ers, Recently I was going through interviews for an S&T internship. The MD I was speaking with said that I seemed like a good fit for 'strategy' and that he could see me being successful in that area at the ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 5:23pm -

  67. Mortgaged Backed Securities vs Commodities/Energy

         - what is the best way to transition from a career in trading mortgaged backed secutiries to a career in commodities/ energy trading? What should my expectations be as far as title at point of entry? career advice ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2010 - 3:09pm -

  68. Trading Straight Out of College

    I'm a junior interested in going into trading in some bb such as JPM.(internship/full time) I am currently a student in Columbia U. I am studying OR with a concentration is FE. But i will likely drop the FE concentration this year and take other clas ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2009 - 3:18pm -

  69. PLEASE HELP!! Unsure what to do

    I'm currently a second year at a boutique, left after one year stint at another bank's group- think structured finance/cdo/levfin (basically old group is now down to 30-40%) Things have been going well at the new firm, not hurting like all the B ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2008 - 3:53am -

  70. I need some serious advice...

    What are my chances and what is the best route to take... While my post count is zero, I have frequented these forums for roughly 2 years. Unfortunately, my situation is somewhat difficult to wrap into the standardized box. Because of this, I am looking f ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2010 - 12:41am -

  71. 2nd Tier Consulting

          Hoping for some advice......I'm a 2010 graduate of top ten MBA program who slightly swept up the hiring downturn in consulting. Wound up accepting an offer with Capgemini. This puts me on a completely different track than those a ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2010 - 11:41am -

  72. Navy Reserve

          Hi all, am a recent (2011) graduate of a top 10 university. Currently, I am working as an analyst for a boutique consulting firm. I've been seriously considering joining the Navy Reserve since this summer. In others experience, h ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2011 - 10:28pm -

  73. Is this a dangerous idea?

          I will be graduating in December and have secured a job as a financial advisor in my hometown. They are sponsoring me to get my series 7 and 66 (I have to pay the fees) and I am starting with them after I graduate but I have not offic ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2012 - 10:18pm -

  74. Need Advice on possible career change

    Hi All, To give you all a little bit of a background. I completed my MBA in (May) 2007 with a concentration in Finance and currently working as a Financial Analyst for a financial software (which values derivatives + does the FAS 133 piece) company... Mos ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2009 - 11:34am -

  75. Did I reach a dead end in my career?

    Hi all, I have recently started a job in derivatives Product Control within a reputable investment bank (tier 1) and am starting to think I did a bad move. I chose this offer over one from another investment bank to work in structured finance (tier 2- FO) ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2011 - 6:42am -

  76. HF path. Thoughts?

    Hello Getting straight to the point, i would appreciate it if you guys could comment on the path i have laid out for myself. Ultimate Goal: Running a fund of my own in Asia. Prob based in HK Background: Columbia University (Financial Engineering)- Rising ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2009 - 8:58am -

  77. Sales Career Path

          Hey Everyone, I have a quick question. I will start FT at a major BB this summer in S&T. My question is, what is the typical career path for someone in equity sales? Is it possible to move from sales to something that is more &quo ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2009 - 6:03pm -

  78. advice for down the road

    Hey guys, I need some advice...I'm currently a junior at the Air Force Academy (majoring in management) and have recently realized that trading or something remotely similar in finance is something I want to do after my 5 year commitment. I trade my ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 1:29am -

  79. Where to get started in S&T?

    I guess this is more inquiring about my chances heh. A little background. About to graduate math/econ degree in Canada. Overall grades are piss poor which I believe is the most important factor for anything. I've been networking with former IBankers ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2012 - 8:00pm -

  80. This Too Shall Pass (part 2)

    CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE Okay, so the feds threw us all a curve ball yesterday. I'm going to stick by my prediction that the measure will still pass by the end of the week, though I have more doubts now. I found it interesting that t ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2008 - 1:03am -

  81. CPA & CFA- best career path?

    I have a BS /MSA in accounting, a CPA, and am a level 3 candidate for the CFA (hopefully passed come August) stuck in a big 4 accounting firm. I currently have two years of experience auditing large hedge funds, and am trying to figure out the most lucrat ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2010 - 9:00am -

  82. First post! seeking career advice.

    Hi guys, This is my first post, I know there's tons of interesting topics around on the site so I'll keep this brief to save everyone time. Profile: Currently 4th year university undergrad. Major in Math (get a bachelors in math Dec 2011 when I ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2011 - 10:48pm -

  83. MBA or no MBA?

    Hi there! I graduated college 2.5 years ago not knowing what I wanted to do. I went to a NESCAC school and majored in econ but did not have any industry experience in finance so I took a accounting job at State Street (biggest regret of my life). But I ha ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2009 - 3:42pm -

  84. How to become a Top ranked associate?

          Hey guys, Ive recently been promoted from analyst to associate in a US based BB firm. Looking for some advice on how things change now for me in terms of role expectations. Life seemed pretty straight forward as an analyst- check the ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2011 - 3:01pm -

  85. Career Advice (rising senior engineering student at UMich)

    Hi everyone, I've been a steady lurker on these forums for quite a while now and decided that I should give this a go. I'm trying to break into (management consulting /business/anything not technical engineering related) for a full time position ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2014 - 12:30pm -

  86. From Research Analyst (Consulting) to Equity Research

    Hey, I just finished my Masters in Finance and I have been looking out for open Positions in Equity Research with unfortunately no success so far:/ I did my internships in M&A and wanted to move on to Equity Research. I had one Interview with Credit S ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2012 - 7:13am -

  87. Career Advice for Newbie

    Hey guys, new to the forum looking for career advice My background: I graduated from a top 50 school with a Anthropology major and marketing minor. I did two internships in college with Metlife and Northwestern Mutual. I did reasonably well on the sales s ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2012 - 6:57pm -

  88. Thoughts on a potential job

    I am happy to elaborate on the following if anyone is kind enough to offer good advice. I am a rising senior at a reputable, but non-target state school. I am a fairly strong student (above 3.5) with a full-time offer from a financial services company (pr ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2012 - 6:54pm -

  89. Bloomberg Institute Test?

          Hey there, guys. New chimp monkeying around. Got my S7 and S66 this year. Was wondering about all these other side exams, not from FINRA. Such as those by the Bloomberg Institute. What's on that free exam and are they worth takin ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 2:41pm -

  90. Young Trader Seeking Advice

    I currently work at a firm where you have to make a capital contibution of $5000 dollars and the style they teach you to trade is to front run big bids and big offers. I have read pretty much every book I can get my hands on and have a lot of passion for ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2010 - 12:00pm -

  91. The Harsh Truth about Why You May Not Get Promoted!

    When you join a large organization, you tend to hear HR buzz words like: career development, career progression, succession planning, growth opportunities, etc. Essentially, you are being told that your organization takes a tremendous interest in your car ...

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