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  1. AMA Boutique Investment Banking Analyst

          I'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on l ...

    56 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 1 2015 - 10:15pm -

  2. Intern Burnout, Considering Full-Time

          I interned this summer in investment banking and got completely crushed. My hours ranged between 85-105 each week, but were usually around 95ish. I started to get really burned out. Its been over a month and I am still very stressed f ...

    41 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 11:00am -

  3. Failed 4 interviews in 3 days

          I am a math masters student from target school (not Ivy, but with a target business school). I was on a route to academia and getting PhD in Economics, but had a change of heart a month ago. Started filing out apps for OCR and scored ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 1:31am -

  4. DCF and NOLs

          I'm creating a DCF for a company that I've been looking at. It has a large nol, and won't be able to use the entire figure in the projection period, unless I stretch it out to a period where my projections will be compl ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 4:34am -

  5. Broke into Banking Recently, Happy to Answer Questions, Non-traditional background without a 3.5 GPA

          Good afternoon all, After pounding the pavement for more than half a year, I locked down a job as an Associate at a boutique in NYC. I came out of a no-name undergrad with a 3.0 and general business degree, then worked in Private Weal ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 18 2015 - 11:28pm -

  6. Marijuana Deals

          Throwaway account for obvious reasons. Rising junior right now. Over the past summer I worked at a boutique investment bank, where I worked on a marijuana deal (legit company, not potheads). Would there be any negative stigma if I inc ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2015 - 1:00am -

  7. Not drinking alcohol?

          Hey everyone. So I don't drink. It's a close personal choice. I don't see anything wrong with drinking and I don't look down on those who do drink. But I'm wondering...will this hurt me in the world of finance ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 11 2015 - 5:15pm -

  8. Tech vs. IB

          Why is that so many people have told me I should go into technology rather than finance? I'm completing a computer related major at a target school and have been intending to go for investment banking. If I can get a bulge bracke ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2015 - 12:59am -

  9. Stephens Superday 2016

          Anyone get an invite? Someone posted in the full thread they got one already, but looking at similar threads in years past it seems they send out invites first week of October. Thanks. IBD ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 4:39pm -

  10. Energy IB Exit Opportunities?

          Hello, If I were to work in Energy IB (probably in Houston), what would the exit opps be like? I assume that an analyst at a decent IB could exit into HF /PE/Corp Dev, but would all of these jobs be in the Energy industry, or are gene ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 20 2015 - 1:00am -

  11. Goldman Dallas office or IBD elsewhere?

          I was accepted into the Discover Goldman Sachs regional camp in Dallas/Irving where you get an on-site first round interview, and I really want to aim for an investment banking summer internship. So two questions: (1) It seems that Da ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2015 - 12:18am -

  12. Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?

          Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subseq ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 3:21pm -

  13. Best M&A Groups (including boutiques)?

          Best M&A groups? MS, Evercore? IBD ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 2:17am -

  14. Advice On Finding a BB or Big Boutique Internship For Sophomore Summer With Freshmen IB Experience

          Hey all, I'm a rising sophomore from Emory University wrapping up my last few weeks working with a Boutique Investment Bank in NYC. Its a small firm that has several veterans from BB 's and they have been tremendously helpfu ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2015 - 10:06am -

  15. Goldman Sachs 8/11/2015 Superday

          Has anyone heard back? IBD ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 11:01am -

  16. How much sleep do you need to survive?

          I started a Master's in Math: taking 3 MA Math classes and 1 PhD Math class, while doing OCR for investment banking. Also working 2 part-time jobs at the university and in charge of 2 research projects. I realized that the entire ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 2:02am -

  17. IB vs PE Offer

          As a student, deciding what my first job will be is quite intimidating. That being said, I wanted to see what other people's opinions are. Both offers are within the same industry (X). I am interested in doing private equity long ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 26 2015 - 3:41pm -

  18. William & Mary on the Street

          Hi, everyone. I'll be attending the College of William & Mary in the fall. Originally, I was hoping to go to law school, but after learning more about investment banking, I've decided to pursue a career in that field. I ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 12:16am -

  19. F100 FLDP vs. Boutique IB in no name city for VC/PE?

          I have two offers on the table, Boutique IB in no name city and F100 FLDP. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance IBD ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2015 - 12:35pm -

  20. Athletes in IB

          Looking to break into IB. Low GPA (3.6) from a large state university. Seeing power lifting is the only sports team I could join going into my junior year, would it help impress recruiters? IBD ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 2:45pm -

  21. Location: West Coast vs. East Coast

          I know that a lot of people want to work out of New York. I am curious to see some benefits of starting out on the West Coat (SF and LA). PS: I know SF is huge on Technology, but I'm not too sure what LA houses. IBD ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 10:06am -

  22. 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 -

  23. Getting into IB as an associate- worth it?

          I go to law school, and had the option of being a summer associate at either a top tier IB or MBB, and chose MBB, but given that people seem pretty stressed (especially given travel) and worked at MBB as well (and given it pays quite ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 7:23pm -

  24. DB first round, very technical

          So I thought first round interview would generally be very competency based with maybe some technical stuff. I guess those guys think I am competent enough so decided to grill the s*** out of me. 35 mins technical interview with no &q ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2015 - 10:26am -

  25. RANK: Stifel, FT Partners, Piper Jaffray, Petsky Prunier, HL FAS, PJSC, Mizuho, TAP Advisors, GLC Advisors, Oppenheimer

          Which would you accept a full-time offer from and why? Can anyone rank these or help me go about thinking about them? I think it's obvious that PJSC is first, but what about the rest? Goal is to do PE after two years. Thank you f ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 12:59pm -

  26. Dress code in Houston

          I am in college and plan to work as an IB analyst in Houston. What would be the standard dress code in that area for someone of my position? Is a blazer and slacks fine, or should I get a full-on suit? Do I even need a jacket at all? ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2015 - 3:30pm -

  27. What Would You Do? The Trials and Tribulations of ALOT of Time to Kill

          Hey everybody, My start date as an IBD 1st year has been extended till 1-2 months later (very long story, maybe one day I'll post it on WSO Success Stories forum after I find peace & resolution with the past 1.5 years). Now w ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2015 - 3:54pm -

  28. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

          Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (Superday schedu ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  29. Hot girls in banking

          Which banks have the hottest girls in general, especially in banking? IBD hot girls ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2015 - 4:27am -

  30. Banking in the PNW and other advice

          Finally got the brass monkeys to join this forum. As with most "prospective monkeys", I want to break in, and my resume is trash. Obviously, I would really appreciate some advice. I do realize the odds I'm against here. ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2015 - 2:13pm -

  31. IB Suitable MAJORS/DEGREES predicament

          Hi there Im an aspiring IB and currently about to graduate high school and looking at degrees/majors to graduate in at university in order to become an IB. Im looking at two degrees currently: Economics and Accounting & Finance (Y ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2015 - 11:58pm -

  32. Not cut out for IB?

          Long-time reader. So serious question, but I know I'll get a lot of flak for this. I'm starting to think maybe I don't have the drive/personality to be in IB. I started college with no motivation or desire to do well in ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 5:07pm -

  33. Is Google Chrome crippled beyond belief at every bank?

          At my bank Chrome can't save passwords, can't keep a history, can't use incognito, and can't set home pages. Yet IE allows has most of those above features like password saving and history tracking. The official ex ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 6:11pm -

  34. Can someone please help me with this brain teaser?

          I found this as one of the brain teasers asked during an interview. I cannot say whether this question is complete because the answer to me does not make sense so maybe it is missing some information. I would really appreciate it if s ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 9:51pm -

  35. Banking with chronic health issues

          Hey WSO, I'm 22 and male and will be interning at a BB in NY this summer. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by an endocrinologist. Basically, having Hashimoto's means that my thyroid glands will sl ...

    72 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:05pm -

  36. ER to IBD Early?

          I've seen a couple posts on this topic, but they are either old (2009) or apply to post-MBA grads. I want to know if it is possible to switch within the 2-3 years out of undergrad at a MM size bank? And if so, would the transitio ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2015 - 12:52pm -

  37. Werr

          werw career IBD mm banker ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 11:51pm -

  38. Can someone explain this to me...Pay back signing bonus

    So I quit my job at a BB and have to pay back the signing bonus. When I received the 10k sign on, I only ended up with $5,700 after tax. They want me to pay the FULL 10k back to them. I filed my taxes and Im getting back a total of 4k. How does this even ...

    135 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2014 - 3:36am -

  39. LGBT Investment Banking Conferences- Citi, GS, Barclays, JPM

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from any of the firms for their LGBT conferences: Citi Pride Summit Goldman Sachs Pride Summit Barclays Bootcamp for corporate finance and Markets J.P. Morgan Proud to Be ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 8:06pm -

  40. Legit boutique gig?

          Hi all, I interviewed at a boutique recently and was told that the job scope comprises assisting senior team members in corporate finance work (eg. IPOs, IFA roles and some M&A occasionally). This would comprise alot of industry a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 11:15am -

  41. What to answer in an Investment banking interview

          what does an interviewer expect in answer when he ask you Why you wanna join Investment banking or why you wanna do valuations? IBD ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 2:14pm -

  42. Should I contact the recruiter?

         ... IBD Internship recruiter ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 12:43am -

  43. Getting ripped off in NYC

    Fellow Monkeys, I've never been to NYC (besides interviews) and I'm having a hard time trying to find apartments for my upcoming FT IBD gig. I understand brokers are the best way to go, but I'm afraid of getting ripped off (considering I li ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2014 - 4:00am -

  44. Yet another IB question

          Hey guys Have been browsing endlessly on this forum for many months now. The information here is so great I just had to make my own account. OK so a bit of background first: Australian student attending The University Of Sydney (dunno ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 6:21pm -

  45. New Here, Hoping to get an Internship for my Junior Summer

          Hey guys I come from a non-target (or semi target?) with a solid GPA (3.8) and a desire to get into Wall Street firms. More specifically, I want to break into IB, MBB, or S&T (with a goal of PE/ HF down the road). I plan on studyi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 1:20pm -

  46. 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 -

  47. Modeling--> Interview

          I built an extensive merger model and want to find some way to show it when I go to interviews. Do you think it'd be a good idea to create a one-page summary explaining the model, acquirer/target, assumptions used, and outputs? W ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 9:17pm -

  48. West Michigan Undergrad Senior

          Hello Wall Street, I am a little torn as to how to map out my final year as an undergrad at a non-target midwest state school. I will be beginning my senior year in exactly 29 days from this post. My work history includes only warehou ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 1:22pm -

  49. Big 4 CF vs MBB- which is a better route to investment banking job

          Hey everyone, I am a fresh graduate with these offers:- Big 4 corporate finance- MBB Business Analyst My ultimate goal is to break into investment banking and I would really appreciate your insight on whether starting a career in big ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2015 - 7:39pm -

  50. Next Steps After Banking

          I am currently in my third year as an analyst at a small investment bank in the Mid-Atlantic. Its a small firm but the two senior guys each did times at much larger banks and I have gotten what I believe to be I solid lower middle mar ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2015 - 1:00am -

  51. Ask me anything: Ex BB IBD analyst

    Hi all Gained a lot of useful knowledge here back in the day. Have just started a PE gig after 3 yrs in BB IBD in London. More details on me below. ...

    74 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 30 2013 - 5:05pm -

  52. Renewable Energy Investment banking/ Opportunities

          So I want to break into the renewable energy industry- specifically building models for solar/ geothermal/ wind and/or other alternative energy sources- whether thats investment banking, corporate development, or PE. I'm somewhat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 9:40am -

  53. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

          Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE fir ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2014 - 8:46am -

  54. Investment Banking Jobs in Atlanta

          Hey guys, I am currently a Finance student at the University of Florida and I am on track to graduate in August of 2016. I have a fairly strong resume and my GPA is currently 3.82, I plan on bringing that up to around 3.90 by graduati ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2015 - 1:34pm -

  55. Which Banks Have Increased Salaries for 2015?

          There have been many articles written on the internet about this over the past few weeks, but the only ones that I know of that have CONFIRMED increased salaries for analysts and/or associates are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 10:50pm -

  56. Goldman Sachs-> McKinsey-> Leveraging offer?

          Deleted. Thanks! IBD ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2015 - 2:11am -

  57. Why UBS Will Die

    One common criticism I hear on the street is UBS, the U've Been Sacked bank, or Ultra Bullshit Shit bank has a poor reputation. Either through routinely failing institutional clients by wiring money incorrectly to a counter-party while they're i ...

    23 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 22 2014 - 2:09pm -

  58. UBS Scaling Back Investment Banking

    This probably won't come as much of a shock to those of you who've been in the business a few years, but UBS has decided to scale its investment banking division way back in favor of PWM and asset management. UBS will still offer investment bank ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 7:45am -

  59. delete remove

          deleted interview IBD M&A london Barclays UK Final Round technicals AC PUI ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 11:19am -

  60. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  61. What to expect from a Business Development Internship?

          Hello everyone, Rising sophomore at a non-target here. I've been offered a business development internship role at a MM IB for the fall semester. 1- What will I essentially be doing during my time there? 2- Do you think the inter ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2015 - 11:55am -

  62. College (undergrad)- Syracuse or SMU for Investment Banking

    I am choosing between SMU or Syracuse University for undergraduate studies. I will be majoring in finance, and plan to go into investment banking. What will my opportunities coming out of these two schools? Will SMU lock me into working in Texas/the south ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2014 - 11:54pm -

  63. Depressed and re-considering IBD offer after accepting

          Hey guys. There is a lot of useful advice on this site, so I figured I would reach out to you guys with what has been on my mind lately. I feel like I am falling into a pit of depression. As background, I accepted a bb IBD offer after ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 21 2013 - 8:45am -

  64. Career IB: Small vs Big

          Everyone on here asks about exit ops to get into pe/hf, but putting that aside, if I am interested in being a career investment banker I'm wondering what people think would provide the better lifestyle/compensation in the long ru ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 9:11am -

  65. Help me choose between EMEA M&A at Nomura and Consumer Retail at Rothschild?

          Guys- need help from veteran monkeys in the jungle! Could you please share thoughts with regard to long term prospects, exit, pay, culture, team etc. Both teams have seen lot of attrition, I believe. This is in London for year 1 assoc ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2015 - 11:09am -

  66. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

          How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 10:53am -

  67. How soon can I switch groups?

          1st year analyst who got switched into a random group which was different than what I summered in. Not enjoying the culture, or the work I'm doing, and am looking to make a move. I'd ideally like to target an internal move, ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2015 - 12:09pm -

  68. College Junior looking for resume advice for 2016 recruiting

          Hey WSO, I am a Junior at a non-target University looking for an internship for summer 2016. I know I don't really have a shot at SA IB spot for 2016, but I would like to work at a smaller firm to build experience for full-time r ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2015 - 12:50pm -

  69. DC Advisory (ex Close Brothers)

    Hi guys, I have a 1st round interview for the Summer Intern position with DC Advisory coming up this week. I will have 10 min conversation with Dartmouth Partners (ex Cornell Partnership) employee. Any idea what can I expect? Btw, this is for either Londo ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2014 - 8:24am -

  70. Interivew with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, Part 1/2

    Below is the first installment of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. SEE PART 2 1) What is your background and how did you get into investment banking? I graduated from a ...

    29 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 2:23pm -

  71. BBs vs EBs for working on FinSpon buy-side deals

          Hi With all the talk about boutiques eating up a larger share of the M&A market and beating the BBs in that, is this the same for advising on PE buy-side transactions. As boutiques only provide advice and no financing, are they ab ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2015 - 2:38pm -

  72. Lateral Investment Banking Analyst

          Are there any banks looking for lateral analyst hires? IBD ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 6:21pm -

  73. Student Interested in joining SEO (sponsors for educational opportunity)

          Hi, By way of introduction, I am a rising junior at a UC school majoring in Economics and Accounting. I have help positions in the Real Estate Industry as a Summer Acquisitions Analyst and am currently an Analyst intern for a boutique ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 12:09pm -

  74. MD Promotion Age

          Hey, I've gathered that the IB track is Analyst > Associate > VP > ED > MD after undergrad. It seems that bankers spend about three years in each position before being promoted and so this would work out to Bankers sp ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 8:14pm -

  75. Greentech Capital Advisors?

          Have you guys heard this name before? It's a company focusing on sustainability. Any insight? IBD ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 4:01pm -

  76. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    38 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  77. Do people really go into medicine to help people or for the steady and high income?

    Obviously, the profession of medicine is to be respected. But one can respect a professional but not necessarily each professional. All the time, people say stuff like "doctors heal people, IBankers make rich people richer, lawyers lie and sue," ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2014 - 6:48am -

  78. Asia Investment Banking Conference 2015 (AIBC)

          Hey, is anyone going to the conference next month? If so, who would be interested in forming a group for the case competition that has to be submitted by August 16th? IBD Conference Asia ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2015 - 10:38am -

  79. Dumbest thing you've seen an SA do?

          As the title says, what was the downright dumbest thing you've ever seen a SA do? IBD ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 14 2013 - 11:05am -

  80. Is the University of Hong Kong (HKU) a target school for Hong Kong/Asia IBD/PE?

          Wondering a lot. Since a lot of the bankers I meet in Hong Kong are actually from the US and UK rather than local hires. IBD Hong Kong target Asia ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2014 - 3:42pm -

  81. where do you work no names please

         . IBD ...

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

  82. Accounting/Finance vs. Economics/Finance

          I know this question has been asked before, but I was wondering which double major is preferable for students attending a low-end semi-target, like William & Mary. To be clear, this question is different from the one I asked in th ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2015 - 12:46am -

  83. GS New Analyst Program

          Is anyone familiar with the New Analyst Program with Goldman Sachs? I'm recruiting for full time positions in IB, but come from a less traditional background for such a career path. I have a background in data analytics, sales, a ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2015 - 10:45pm -

  84. 3.07 GPA undergrad Senior @ Private nontarget Business School, w/ Startup experience

          Lads, I'll be a straight shooter, what are my prospects? I'm not really sure what my value is/where I should be applying. This is not for validation, but a sense of direction and reality check. I do not mind the long hours I ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2015 - 9:49pm -

  85. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  86. To All Summer Analysts:

          How was your SA role this summer? Reviews, Critiques, Warnings for future SA's, etc. Candid responses are welcome:) IBD summer analyst 2013 ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 12:45pm -

  87. 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 -

  88. Citi Technology Group at SF

          Anyone knows how strong is Citi 's technology investment banking group at San Francisco? Also how is the culture? IBD ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 3:15pm -

  89. Considering Ross/Stern/Haas- IBD SA Placements

          Posting here for someone else (I'm already in college). Shes considering these "semi-targets/targets," and wants a shot at IBD recruiting. Anyone know how they placed this year? Have went through past topics, but wanted ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 7:15pm -

  90. 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 -

  91. Breaking into Strategy Consulting, Deloitte S&O, OW, Accenture

          Hey Monkeys, So, I've been taking an interest in strategy consulting. Does anyone know how likely it is to lateral into Deloitte S&O, Accenture Strategy, Oliver Wyman, etc. after their first year of post grad work experience? ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2015 - 5:02pm -

  92. Junior Internship Dilemma: Offer at 2 of MBB vs top IBD group at GS/MS/JPM

    Hi Everyone, ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2014 - 1:44pm -

  93. 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 -

  94. Best Non-Target / Semi-Target Undergrad?

          Hi all, I'm a current HS senior looking to do something in Finance and Investment Bankings seems like an appealing and interesting thing to pursue. I know IB is not the end all be all, but I would still like it to be an option fo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 7:08pm -

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