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  1. 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 - 41 comments

  2. 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 ...

    - Apr 14 2015 - 7:28am - 16 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. New Credit Suisse CEO effects on equity research? (and IB as a whole)

    Hi guys, As many of you may know, Credit Suisse 's CEO Brady Dougan is being replaced by Tidjane Thiam in June, and many analysts are speculating that Thiam will downsize the securities and investment banking arms by as much as 3,000 positions in ...

    - Mar 11 2015 - 7:00pm - 30 comments

  6. 18 Months- Need Some Direction

    Hey Fellow Monkeys, I could use some advice. I'll try to keep this somewhat brief, and appreciate any and all input. In about 18 months from now I will be making some sort of career change as my wife will be finishing her grad school, but I am ...

    - Mar 6 2015 - 4:00pm - 25 comments

  7. Dropping medical school for investment banking

    I'm (25) in my second year of medical school and I'm just not happy with where things are going. There was always something about business that attracted me and I'm particularly interested in investment banking or private equity. But I have ...

    - Feb 3 2015 - 12:23am - 44 comments

  8. The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the ...

    - Jan 1 2015 - 11:05pm - 83 comments

  9. Undergrad UW Madison vs Penn State Uni for IB

    Sup peeps. So I got into PSU and UW Madison and don't know who to go with. My main focus is on who will give me the best chance at landing a FT FO M&A IB position, and both have pretty strong programs that have helped other students do so. For ...

    - Mar 29 2015 - 8:38pm - 23 comments

  10. AMA: Investment Manager at Emerging Market

    - 10 years of experience in finance- 5+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity services- non-target education for both undergraduate and graduate in US- getting a job as an international student experience in US (i.e. CPT, OPT, H1B)- ...

    - Jan 11 2015 - 11:00am - 54 comments

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