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  1. 15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking analyst

    Mod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since ...

    - May 26 2015 - 8:29pm - 132 comments

  2. Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted 9/27/12 When you’re meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the topic of work is never far off. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation’s lacking ...

    - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm - 63 comments

  3. Adderall is creating a Brave New Workplace

    There is no better place than WSO to ask this- are psychostimulants gradually becoming mandatory workplace drug in the US? Americans work longer hours and take fewer vacations than most others in the developed world. And God knows people in finance get ...

    - Apr 30 2015 - 2:22pm - 51 comments

  4. IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!

    Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new ...

    - May 23 2015 - 8:09am - 16 comments

  5. My FT Recruiting Process

    I've been seeing a lot of posts about FT recruiting and networking, so I decided to share my FT recruiting experiences and offer some advice on the process. Background: Non-Target school SA at a MM firm Incoming 1st year at GS / MS / JPM My ...

    - May 9 2015 - 10:32am - 32 comments

  6. How are NESCAC schools viewed?

    Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I plan to attend Bates College this fall, and I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that the NESCAC is viewed ...

    - May 1 2015 - 3:59am - 43 comments

  7. Investment banking after 10+ years of engineering?

    Hi folks, I just joined this forum and need some advice. I am an engineer in Silicon Valley with an MS in CS and about 12 years of total work experience. I am doing good career-wise but I am not a super achiever by any means, both in terms of rank and ...

    - Apr 12 2015 - 8:04am - 42 comments

  8. Hit Rock Bottom

    Long time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE internships (no big names), and an ...

    - Mar 30 2015 - 12:30am - 71 comments

  9. IB vs. VC, PE, Hedge Funds?

    I'm a incoming freshman at the undergraduate level, and was wondering if someone could give me a quick simple, basic breakdown of the differences between IB, VC, PE, and Hedge Funds? Investment Banking ...

    - Apr 9 2015 - 2:59pm - 25 comments

  10. What to do about a low SAT score?

    Hello All, I am currently a senior in high school and will be attending a semi-target next year for college. I would like to do IB down the road, preferably at a BB. One thing that has been concerning me is my SAT score. My Reading and Writing scores are ...

    - May 20 2015 - 11:33pm - 29 comments

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