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  1. Bad Luck Justin

    Having a bad day? How about losing two jobs within a span of a week because of a joke. Next time, consider what you are writing in your next e-mail... From Gawker: Barclays Banker Loses Two Jobs After Leak of Insane Intern Email The Barclays interns who ...

    - Jun 14 2015 - 10:31am - 48 comments

  2. 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 - 139 comments

  3. 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

  4. IB SA Receiving More Meaningful Work?

    It's 1 week into the IB SA internship, and I have been learning a lot and familiarizing myself with a day in the life of an investment banker. However, I notice that I haven't been given any substantial Excel or modeling work yet. Is there a way ...

    - Jun 13 2015 - 12:24am - 23 comments

  5. Second-tier PE funds

    If we consider the top tier PE funds (and ultimate career goal) to be the megafunds (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle, etc.) then what's the following tranche? Which funds are good as an inbetween stepping stone from IB to mega-PE/B-school for pre ...

    - Jun 17 2015 - 8:54am - 17 comments

  6. Adderall Everywhere?

    I recently read (link inside post) that adderall is very common among analysts. Some have said it has become the legal cocaine for bankers. Study: Investment Banking is Bad for You, Will Make You An Alcoholic Adderall-Addicted Paranoid Shell of a Human ...

    - Jun 12 2015 - 3:56am - 17 comments

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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