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  1. How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

    Self-control is one of those attributes that is important in nearly all occupations, but especially so in finance. Getting to they gym, eating well, and getting enough sleep (to name a few) require sustained self-control by those working 40 hour weeks, ne ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 20 2014 - 5:00pm -

  2. How to network with social anxiety?

    I realize that networking is really important in getting a job. However, I have social anxiety which makes meeting new people really hard. I hesitate while speaking and a lot of the times what I say sounds really forced. I have always been an introv ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2014 - 11:05pm -

  3. How to feel confident and get a job out of networking events

    Hey ladies and gents! I saw in the Wall Street Journal a big article on the importance of charisma and presence, it inspired @"Ben_KickassAcademy" and I to throw an article together on networking for you guys. You fill out a name card. Receive a ...

    12 comments - 13 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 12:00pm -

  4. One Fell Swoop: Multi-Purpose Networking

    "Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer."-Machiavelli,"The Prince" What if you could kick ass at your current job while networking for another, effectivel ...

    50 comments - 14 silver bananas - Oct 29 2013 - 10:45pm -

  5. How to network your way to a Big 4 interview

    If you're not at a "target" school for big 4 recruiting, it can be very challenging to get noticed. About 85% of new hires come directly from schools that the Big 4 recruit from on an annual basis. There are a few reasons but it mainly come ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 21 2013 - 12:23pm -

  6. WSO Conference 2013: The Recap

    "Trust me, if I could do it, everybody in here could DEFINITELY do it."- Jared Dillian, keynote speaker The author of Street Freak kicked off WSO Conference 2013 with a stirring story to a rapt room of monkeys from all over the country. His stor ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 2 2013 - 12:45pm -

  7. Does it help if an HR person knows you personally at a BB?

          I'm applying to SA internships at a bunch of banks. I think I made an impression on someone in HR at MS during the employer presentation at my school. Does it help at all that an HR person remembers me or is it necessary for some ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2014 - 5:00am -

  8. What Role Did Luck Play in Getting Your Job?

    What was the #1 factor in getting your job or internship? It's an interesting question. One I didn't really think about until an interview recently where a similar question was phrased along the lines of, " are you good? Or did you just stu ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2012 - 10:53am -

  9. Business Conference- A Beginner's Guide

    I did a search on industry networking events like those hosted through ACG and AM &AA, and surprisingly came up with little of value or as a "how-to" guide, so I thought I would put together some best practices and a running journal combinin ...

    15 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 17 2013 - 10:45am -

  10. Making friends in a new city?

    I currently live in a large metropolitan city and have been here about 8 months. I have been "hanging out" with old friends from university but I am ready to branch out. I want to meet people that share my work ethic and view on life. I am ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2014 - 9:29pm -

  11. Is this email acceptable to send to an MD (need responses ASAP to send timely follow-up)

    Dear xxxxx, I hope you are doing well. It was great meeting you at the (insert bank) information session. I thought it was really interesting that you had (insert semi-personal story he told here). Unfortunately, I had to go take a midterm, so I could not ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2014 - 2:16am -

  12. Big 4 Partner Informational Interview

          Hey guys, I have a phone call coming up in a couple days with a Big 4 partner, and a senior one at that (C-level position at the firm). I obviously want to make a solid impression. Do you guys have any tips and/or good questions to as ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2014 - 11:02am -

  13. Networking from Xmas to New Year

          Is it a good idea to try and network during Dec 26-Jan 1? My feeling says that I shouldn't interrupt people during the holidays because it might piss them off, but I also get the feeling that ibankers work very hard on these days ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2013 - 6:00am -

  14. What b-school and Ben Franklin taught me about networking

    Four more quick ones from my $250k notebook: 1) Small talk is big talk. Do not fuck it up, do not ignore it. It is just as worthy of practice as your STARR model and your handshake. 2) Weak ties are more valuable than strong ties. They enable you to reach ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 2:45pm -

  15. Greek or independent?

    Would it benefit me to go Greek during my undergrad studies? I am majoring in Econ at a nontarget, and I feel like the networking could help. Any other pros or cons I should consider? Networking independent greek ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2014 - 9:07pm -

  16. New Networking Tool (But Don't Be Creepy)

    LinkedIn has taken some of the pile of cash it raised in its IPO last year and is in the process of acquiring Rapportive, a Gmail overlay that displays multiple levels of contact info for anyone you email with your Gmail account. I was naturally curious, ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2012 - 6:45am -

  17. Part 2- Finally Got It- Top MM Offer- Thank You WSO

    So my previous post (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finally-got-...) had people commenting on it asking how i went about networking/using linkedin. Here is my advice on basically reaching out to someone cold on linkedin/just how to game the n ...

    27 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 28 2013 - 3:45pm -

  18. How I used LinkedIn to get Interviews and Land Offers

          Hey Guys, Been using this site for a while now and figured it would be beneficial for me to give back a bit. For starters, I thought I would detail my experiences using linkedin and cold emails to land a summer offer. Coming from a se ...

    48 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jan 27 2013 - 3:45pm -

  19. Networking with Others

          Hi, I wanted to hear your opinions on networking with people you absolutely do not know. Should I attempt it? To illustrate a bit- finding somebody at a BB or MM on LinkedIn, connecting with them and then try to get them on the phone/ ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 2:17pm -

  20. Students: Network with Associates and VPs (not MD's)

    We have done some quality recruiting the past few years. We have a great intern in the group this summer; a major overachiever, picks up things on the run and is always down to get a drink after work. Our first year analyst pool is equally as solid. I hav ...

    20 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 4:17am -

  21. My Five New Year's Resolutions

    Morning Monkeys, A new year is upon us and it's time to think about all the different aspects of our lives that could use some serious improvement. Like many people, I'm realizing that there's many things that require some attention, especi ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 2 2013 - 10:45am -

  22. Firm E-mail Formats

    Fellow Monkeys, If you're a non-target kid like me, you know the rules: network, network, network. Personally, I enjoy it, so I made a little list that might help some people out there like me: e-mail formats for a handful of firms you all might be i ...

    15 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 1 2012 - 1:57am -

  23. 7 Step Guide to Networking: Guaranteed Results

    1. Be an interesting person 2. Find some people who work in the field in which you would like to work 3. Contact these people 4. Have a conversation with them 5. Demonstrate your value 6. Follow-up with them 7. Ask for their help You're welcome. SirT ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2013 - 6:00am -

  24. Office surrounded by HF/PE firms, how to use this location to my advantage?

    Hi guys, Currently interning at a start-up in a very modelling heavy corporate finance role. I am based in Mayfair, London which is home pretty much exclusively to high end fashion stores, art galleries and more importantly pretty much every HF /PE fund t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 9:27am -

  25. Spamming Semi-Well-Known Hedge Fund Manager's Inboxes

          Is there any harm/lack of efficacy in cold-emailing a bunch of managers for informational interviews or internships? I'm not talking about the super media-friendly ones like Ackman/Cooperman or those that run gigantic shops like ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2013 - 5:58pm -

  26. Consultant: Sex is dirty

    Wow. I'm at a loss on what to say here. In what has got to be either the saddest or most ill-advised article about twenty-somethings in New York; Nate Freeman of the Observer has highlighted the ridiculous pussification of young New Yorkers, basicall ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2011 - 10:14pm -

  27. Rodeo Report, part 3: N(o)tworking

    So much of life revolves around the relationships we build, few careers are a better example than investment banking. Whether its M&A or S&T it sure helps to know a BSD who can pass along your resume or help you out somehow. But how to utilize the ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2011 - 11:55am -

  28. WSO: Behind the Scenes

    Greetings guys, So Eddie and I just wrapped up another episode of NSFW and I hope you enjoy it. This creates the perfect segue into something that's been on my mind lately. I want to take this quick snippet of your Saturday to point out something tha ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2010 - 3:17pm -

  29. What’s your poison?

    After a long day at work, few things can beat having a good drink to relax. As you hit the couch and open the bottle, the aroma greets you like a seducing temptress. And man do you want to give in. Pouring yourself a glass and giving it a whirl, the scent ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2010 - 3:55pm -

  30. What to say to Head of Research?

    Have a networking call with the head of research at a medium size ER firm (Cowen / Evercore / Stifel) and I'm looking for any advice about what to ask about- what type of questions would the head of research be able to answer or speak more intelligen ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2014 - 8:17pm -

  31. UCLA vs UC Berkeley recruitment for IB

    In terms of recruiting, how prominent is UCLA among investment banks, including BB and boutiques, especially compared to UC Berkeley. I've spent a lot of time researching and I've looked up literally every post with the tag UCLA but I can't ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2014 - 9:04am -

  32. Is it wrong or illegal to network off your bank's WGL?

          If you work in banking- even as an intern- you obviously have access to everything in the IB share drive including the WGLs for all deals going on. Esp. for capital raising deals where there will be many banks working together. Less s ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 10:45pm -

  33. 3 Secrets For Your Next Interview

    Hey Monkeys, We are in the middle of recruiting season so I wanted to make sure you are ready to go. Here are 3 secrets so you can come out ahead: ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 10:34am -

  34. How did I get here? Synopsis, and what its like

    My story might be a little different from most of yours. I decided I wanted to work on Wall street 2 years ago. I went back to school, networked my ass off and landed an seasonal job at a BB in retail brokerage for businesses. I kept networking and met an ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2011 - 1:11am -

  35. Weekend Wars: Search Function vs. Work Function

    Dear Monkeys, I am sorely disappointed in you...Well, not really. I don't care all that much. But I haven't ripped anybody a new one in a while and I do feel like hurling a few gentle insults while dispensing some useful advice to those who are ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2011 - 5:27pm -

  36. Sending Wedding Gift?

          Wasn't sure where to put this. Recently was networking with a local professional, and he talked about his wedding coming up. It was something we actually spent some time on, congratulations, etc. I remember that it is October 25t ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2014 - 10:44pm -

  37. networking event breakfast vs dinner

         . Networking ...

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

  38. Best hobbies/sports for networking?

          I know that squash is overcoming golf as the #1 in some hubs on the east coast (esp. nyc), but what else is on the list? How do the traditional ones of golf / tennis / basketball currently rank? What are some hobbies/sports that are g ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2012 - 8:27pm -

  39. Questions to ask at recruiting and networking events

    Monkeys, I'm currently a junior in college being put through the SA recruiting wringer, and have been attending the necessary corporate presentations and networking events. Over the summer, I networked pretty aggressively over the phone (usually 30 m ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2012 - 10:16pm -

  40. Can someone help me get a JPM email address.

    I saw a position open for JPM credit risk and wanted to reach out to a VP, however the email combinations I tried keep getting rejected. Its possible he no longer works at JPM, but I know JPM uses [email protected] or [email protected] It would ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2013 - 11:16am -

  41. Rodeo Report, part 1: Behind the Mask

    I've done a lot of talking about the Energy Rodeo over the past few weeks and months, I figure you guys can handle a few more posts. Today, I will expand on the ideas explored in this post and give you guys an insider's look of what happens when ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 11:48am -

  42. Friends = power?

    They (game of thrones) make the claim that a man with friends is a man with power. This seems to be the notion in business. What do you guys think, is this true? Can a man make it without friends? How important is relationships in banking. Networkin ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2013 - 10:38pm -

  43. Long term follow up: awkward?

    Hi all, I haven't posted for quite some time but I've been very busy with school. I'm a sophomore looking for an internship next summer at a boutique IB and have a question for the networking ninjas. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2013 - 11:58pm -

  44. Networking with HR/BO: Yay or Nay?

          I'm a sophomore that has started to formally network for FO IBD roles. I realize my primary focus is to network with analysts and associates, and ideally VPs and MDs, but I'm curious if it is worthwhile to network with HR an ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2014 - 12:05pm -

  45. To all you established alums who don’t respond to emails

    How cool is that to stay in your comfort little nutshell, not give a **** about trading even one minute writing a polite rejection excuse of working on your business/ making your filthy money. Your good old days will be gone soon, do some good to younger ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2012 - 4:07pm -

  46. Identifying Shorts?

          Hey all, I'm aware that investors on the long side like to understand the other side of the thesis. In a situation where you want to try to identify who is short, how do you get a good idea of who they may be to maybe engage in s ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 1:06pm -

  47. Do's and Don'ts of WSO. part 1

    As I wrote last weekend Wall Street Oasis is a place where you can meet some great people. Today, comes the first part in how to maximize interaction with some of those people to your benefit. All-the-while learning lessons that will help you in your job ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm -

  48. I'm Starting to Think that Connections/Interview Skills are the Only Thing That Matters for Getting Jobs

    I just got done talking to a few of my family members and, even though I don't go to a fancy private school or in all honesty have the greatest resume, my family members said they know people at an MBB consulting firm and a non- GS / MS / JPM BB bank ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 10:28pm -

  49. Handling Keyboard Cowboys?

    So having just read through the thread on "The Office Chew-out" another office place confrontation comes to mind: The Keyboard Cowboy vs. You. These are the people who sit in their cubicle/office/conference room and terrorize coworkers through e ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2012 - 8:12pm -

  50. Unique Predicament. Suggestions? (Basically how do I leverage my "luck" into a FT offer?)

    Yo! I guess I'm in search of some advice. ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2013 - 12:23pm -

  51. LSEAIC & UCL finance conference

          Has anyone heard back from Dartmouth partners on whether or not they've been accepted to either conference? Networking london LSEAIC ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2012 - 1:55pm -

  52. Working for Uncle

    I'm a rising junior at a target university interested in eventually working on the buy side, for either a PE firm or HF. My uncle (same last name) runs a HF out of chicago and has offered me an internship for this upcoming summer, and has also talked ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2012 - 8:36am -

  53. Best Networking Sport?

          What is the best sport for networking and why? Not talking about athlete alumni groups, but sports that you could play as a professional where you stand the best chance of doing some networking. My experience is that squash is the bes ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2011 - 10:20am -

  54. Leveraging Network

    Hello fellow monkeys, I have a few questions that i am hoping a few of you will be able to answer. I am fortunate to have a network of people can connect me to other influential people. The main question I have is what would be the most optimal way. I ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2013 - 12:36am -

  55. So be honest, can networking like a ninja overcome this???

    So, I have this friend who I've been trying to encourage to network. I'll call her Esperanza because I really love that word. She has overcome a lot of things already. She is a 1st generation student from a spanish speaking country. She doesn� ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2012 - 10:38pm -

  56. Aspiring monkey Emails MS CEO And Gets Some Harsh Advice

          http://www.businessinsider.com/james-gorman-morgan... Don't piss off the CEO of Morgan Stanley! Networking Morgan Stanley cold calling james gorman ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2012 - 10:01am -

  57. 33% Off! Networking on Wall Street Guide.......Exclusive Deal to WSO Networking Month Participants

    WSO Networking Guide UPDATED VERSION: Inside the WSO Finance Networking Guide, you'll get a comprehensive, all-inclusive roadmap for maximizing your networking efforts (and minimizing embarrassing blunders). This info-rich book is packed with 71 page ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Jun 12 2014 - 5:46pm -

  58. Recent grads struggling to break in?

          Just wondering how many Class of 2012 grads there are here still hoping to break in. I know a lot of the posts are aimed at SA interviews or lateral moves, or trying to break into PE, but how many of us (myself included) have or don&# ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 12:50pm -

  59. IB Networking- Linkedin Proper Use

    A senior IBD employee at BB viewed my profile earlier today. This guy works at a country where I'd like to move to in future, he is also young and probably has a good network there. Normally, I would just search viewers profile using "Incognito ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2013 - 2:04pm -

  60. Back from an awesome social mixer

          I just got back from a really awesome social event, sponsored by a group called "Ivy Plus." It aims to bring together alums of ivy league and other top schools. It started fairly recently. Tonight's event was held at an ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2012 - 3:01am -

  61. Breaking into IBD 3 years after graduating

    Basically it boils down to this, graduated 3 years ago, and took a job in NYC that seemed alright in a BO /MO hybrid role. Mostly took it as the market was still in the shitter and i needed to pay the bills. Been promoted twice, but the luster has long si ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2014 - 2:35pm -

  62. Networking is working.....I think.

    So...I've been networking a little bit. I've only sent out about 30 emails in the past 6-7 weeks. I've been surprised by how many responses I've gotten back. I think about 12 or 13 people have responded back, 6 or 7 people have respond ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2011 - 10:50pm -

  63. Awkward Email

    Used to use this site alot but forgot my password, so had to get a new username. In a 3 year teaching fellowship program (think Teach for America with waaaaay lower name recognition). In my third year and looking to go into consulting. I had reached out t ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 11:47pm -

  64. Facebook

    I'm really curious about everyone's OBJECTIVE opinion on facebook. Yes, we all know the hype and bullshit and this, that and the other. Every financial website is flooded with news since the announcement yesterday and it looks as though many rep ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2012 - 12:04pm -

  65. Interesting Ways to Meet Bankers?

    I am a junior at a non-target in NYC. I also work in the back office at BB. I'm looking to get into investment banking (I'm looking for FT; I didn't even bother for SA since I had few contacts and come from a non-target). In addition to net ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2010 - 9:16am -

  66. How to ask a connection if he knows anyone/can get me an interview?

    A very good friend of mine's father worked multiple decades for Deutsche Bank and left just before they moved to 60 Wall St. I have never spoken to him before and he doesn't know who I am yet but my friend said he would put me in contact with hi ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2014 - 1:51pm -

  67. What networking approach is too aggressive?

          Some people advocate an aggressive approach to networking including following up around ten times if you get no reply, always making requests for what you want, etc. For those of you in the industry, is that too aggressive? If you get ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 5:07pm -

  68. Haven't received anything from cold emailing

          I have cold emailed several people I met during the info session. But it has been 5 days and I have not heard anything from them yet. I just aked in those emails if they have time to talk about their experience. Is this normal time sp ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2012 - 11:09pm -

  69. Networking Etiquette Question

    Hey gents, my first post here. In short, I go to Cornell as an undergrad and as it's winter break I'm just studying up for next semester, got some job shadowing in NYC coming up, and just doing a shit ton of networking. I have a question here on ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 2:49am -

  70. F500 email formats?

          Does anyone know the email address formats for common F500s like P&G, MasterCard, American Express, and Verizon? Thanks! Networking email f500 Alumni Network Corp Finance email format Fortune 500 ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2014 - 5:46pm -

  71. Ultimate Networking Opportunity

    We're always talking about how important networking is to break into Wall Street. Well you don't get an opportunity like this one very often. Gawker just published Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit's cell phone number: http://gawker.com/5849826/ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2011 - 5:05pm -

  72. UCLA major??

          Hi, I'm attending UCLA and hope to eventually work in finance or consulting. I've heard people tell me that its a target, while others say it's barely a semi-target. It's at least clear that it's not as much o ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2013 - 5:48pm -

  73. Meeting people after 6 PM on a Friday in NYC

    It just isn't going to happen right? I'm taking greyhound back to the Midwest tonight at 10 so I have some time in between my last meeting (should end around or before 6). I understand completely people wanting to get stuff done towards the end ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2013 - 6:39am -

  74. Advice on Upcoming Call with an MD

    Long story, short: I will be a senior in the fall at a non-Vandy SEC school. I have emailed the only MD alumni from my school at a BB (think DB / Citi / CS) twice a month since April to try to setup a time to speak. This Monday, he simply responded with a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2013 - 2:32pm -

  75. Networking- what to do after you first make contact?

          So I've made contact with a few alumni recently, asked them about their career paths and advice on getting into banking, a few even asked for resumes, etc. So I guess the question is- now what? Do I wait until September and conta ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2012 - 4:50am -

  76. LinkedIn Premium worth it?

          What do you guys think about LinkedIn Premium? Is it worth it? I am starting as an analyst next month and am wondering if Premium is worth it. LinkedIn emailed me recently offering me a free trial of it. Anyone have it? Any thoughts? ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 7:53pm -

  77. What to wear?

          I have a meeting coming up with the chairman of an elite boutique. Pardon my ignorance, but should I wear a suit? It will be at his office. Got this through a connection so I'm not expecting it to be terribly formal. Networking m ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2012 - 10:36am -

  78. Keeping in touch with friends from HS/College

          Delete Investment Banking Networking college Alumni target High School ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2014 - 8:53pm -

  79. You were called an idiot during an interview or while networking. Now what?

          I have heard dozens of monkeys talk about their stock pitch get torn apart during an interview, or people getting ridiculed during cold calls or informational interviews. I was interested in hearing some horror stories regarding this ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 1:29pm -

  80. Biggest misconceptions about banking

    Somewhat out of season here, but perhaps it's best to address these things early. Every time I appear at a networking event ready to meet young men and women who are interested in banking, I'm astonished by how little they seem to know about the ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2010 - 10:02pm -

  81. Connect For A Cause Launches Nationally

    You guys might remember a series I did a year ago about the Launchpad start-up accelerator in New Orleans and some of the companies that were coming out of their IGNITION incubator. One of the companies I highlighted that would be particularly useful to p ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2013 - 7:53am -

  82. How can I have a great social life without b-school?

    Fellow monkeys, your advice and thoughts are needed. So I'm currently in the process of applying to 5 top MBA programs. Aside from the obvious career reasons, I'm very excited about the life-changing social opportunities and experiences. I curre ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 10:36am -

  83. Two of my contacts at two separate banks quite their jobs...

          So a few months ago, I had really positive conversations with two analysts. Both of whom, told me to send them my resume when I apply online and that they would pass my resume along. I had these conversations in August so It was a lit ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 2:34pm -

  84. Anyone here work at Goldman? Pm me

          Anyone here work at GS? I need to find out some information but have no one I know there. Thanks Networking Goldman Sachs referral ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2012 - 7:50pm -

  85. Networking experts, I have gotten an MD's email through a school networking session. What do I do now?

          basically an MD came to my school and presented on what his division does and I am extremely interested. Stuck with him throughout after the presentation and asked him many questions. I asked for his email and he gave it to me. what s ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2012 - 4:33pm -

  86. Fellow Chicago monkeys

          It seems like there's a decent number of monkeys in Chicago. I know there were previous attempts to assemble a group of finance professionals in the city, but for some reason it was not well publicized. So I wanted to create this ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2011 - 9:25pm -

  87. List of Email Structures-updated

    UPDATED LIST AS OF 7/29/2011 Heres a list of several email structures. If they have changed or you have anything to add please do so. Goldman Sachs> [email protected] Morgan Stanley> [email protected] Credit Suisse> [email protected] ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2011 - 9:00am -

  88. Networking with young alumni: How are you supposed to address them?

          How are we supposed to address young alumni when we are reaching out to them? Sometimes I'm confused whether I should address them as Mr/Ms or just by their first name. It's just a little weird when they're only a coupl ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2011 - 2:40pm -

  89. AE Loafers

          Recently got these as a gift and was wondering if they are okay to wear to networking events and information sessions? I am still in college and don't want it to seem like I spend all my money on shoes. I got them in the brown. W ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2013 - 11:18pm -

  90. Can you network TOO much?

          As the title says. Currently I have landed an interview at a BB through one contact, while at other BB's I have yet to go through the FT recruiting process yet (they haven't started yet or are waiting to hear back from SA� ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2014 - 7:22pm -

  91. Cold Email to Partner, asked for Transcript...

    After cold emailing an alum at a MBB Consulting Firm, I was asked to provide my resume, GPA, SAT scores, and transcript. Everything's fine, but my transcript, to say the least, isn't the best. I had a rough sophomore year and ended up with a cou ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2011 - 11:29pm -

  92. Your story here: Kids embarassing themselves at recruiting events.

          Everyone has the story about one kid asking a stupid question, and everyone coughing "asshole." But do you have any truly embarrassing OCR stories? Share them. Networking gs MS ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 4:19am -

  93. Significance of getting referrals to talk to people in different positions

          As a college student, I've been networking really hard and always asking if there is anyone they think might be receptive if I were to reach out/ anyone to whom they think I should speak. Usually, I they suggest other analysts. E ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2014 - 4:37pm -

  94. Networking, Can't Get Them to Ask for Resume

          How do you guys usually get alumni to ask for your resume during an informational phone call? I usually talk about the typical things: career path, culture at the bank, typical day etc. but then the conversation usually just ends with ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2009 - 1:47pm -

  95. Networking with Father?

    Please tell me what someone should do in this networking circumstance. Let's say you're doing your homework on an MD banker to find a connection and you come across an article about him. You manage to connect the dots and realize he's your ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2009 - 2:44pm -

  96. NY Networking: Weekend vs. Mon-wed trips

          Planning a networking trip to NY soon to meet an equal number of bankers and sales & trading guys. I have a shitty schedule so the majority of my classes are near the end of the week (thursday/friday) so I'll miss a huge chun ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2011 - 9:06pm -

  97. Flirty networker- what to do

          So this attractive girl who has been networking with me desperately wants me to pass on her resume. She has been very flirty so far and we're meeting for drinks next week to discuss her plans. I'm pretty sure she is willing ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2011 - 5:29am -

  98. Funeral networking

          A very wealthy philanthropist died near my town and I am thinking of going to the funeral for some networking.. Just not certain what the most efficient way to identify the right folks to speak to is. Any thoughts? Networking ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2011 - 1:21am -

  99. The Energy Rodeo: 30 days away

    Just to remind you guys the Energy Rodeo in Houston is now only a month away. For those of you who haven't registered, take a look here for a breakdown of the festivities. I generally don't like to publicize, but I think this event can be huge f ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 12:05pm -

  100. Cornell ILR to BB IBD? (Not allowed to transfer to AEM)

          I'm a junior ILR major at Cornell. I started here as a sophomore with a guaranteed transfer (AKA I made the decision to do ILR when I was still in high school). I originally chose ILR because it is flexible and interdisciplinary, ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2014 - 9:10am -

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