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  1. Shitty Networking 101

    Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spi ...

    34 comments - 27 silver bananas - Oct 2 2016 - 8:00pm -

  2. Some Thoughts on Networking

    Following in the footsteps of @Sil 's recent post ("Want to get me on the phone? Here's how- a networking overview.") l figured that I would share some random musings on networking. 1) Forming Relationships: First and foremost, recogni ...

    11 comments - 12 silver bananas - Nov 30 2016 - 1:00pm -

  3. From Depression to Community College to Target School & Beyond

    Hey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formal ...

    28 comments - 12 silver bananas - Aug 6 2016 - 11:00am -

  4. Bringing Resume to Restaurant?

    In a month from now I have a networking event at a restaurant with a non BB bank. I have never been to a networking event at a restaurant, and I have a concern on whether or not I should bring a resume. IMO it would seem rather uptight of me to if I were ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 10:30pm -

  5. The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSO

    My content intern @Lucas_M is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our Networking Guide. 1. Cold-Emailing Guide. posted b ...

    27 comments - 13 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 8:29am -

  6. The 1 thing summer interns need to know

          Whether you have already started your internship this summer, or you are waiting to start, there is something you ABSOLUTELY need to know. If you are like many other summer interns, who are jumping into internships excited about the c ...

    25 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 20 2016 - 10:50am -

  7. How do you answer the infamous "Why investment banking?" question without sounding like a complete idiot

          How did you reply to when someone asked you this question during an interview? Is there a way where you can somehow make this personable, yet show the interviewer you've looked at other parts of the investment bank as well to rea ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2016 - 8:00pm -

  8. Networking once you have the job

    There are obviously tons of threads RE networking your way into a job in IB/VC, etc, but I haven't seen any on how to network once you have a job. In a recent performance review, my Managing Director says that it's time to start networking- abov ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2016 - 12:56am -

  9. 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 ...

    63 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm -

  10. Finance Networking, Wall Street Networking Guide

    Network Like a Master. Detailed guidance on how to network with Wall Street professionals. Learn the most important skill for a successful career in finance. Get Started! What Do You Get? 148 Copy-and-Paste Questions for you to ask in an interview LinkedI ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Nov 29 2016 - 9:12am -

  11. Non-Target Wanting Advice on How to Break Into IB After Tons of Networking Attempts

    Hey guys, I'm currently a junior looking for a SA internship in IB for summer 2017. I come from a non-target school with relatively little connections to investment banking. I have had some interviews with investment banks, but I have not heard back ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 8 2016 - 3:29pm -

  12. 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 tre ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 8:09am -

  13. A Clueless Freshman's First Networking Event

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 9/18/14 and ranks #13 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Ugh. Why did she say no suit. Everybo ...

    24 comments - 38 silver bananas - Dec 24 2014 - 8:00am -

  14. Study Abroad Spring Semester or Stay at School and Network? Junior at a Non-Target, no Previous Internships

          Conflicted between studying abroad and staying at school to network for a summer analyst position at a regional boutique. How bad will study abroad hinder my abilities to network and interview with banks? I would be leaving mid-januar ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2015 - 12:03am -

  15. RE Buy Side Quarterly Dinner/Drinks- San Francisco- Updated

          UPDATED: Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Time: 6:30pm- TBD Location: Schroeder's (Financial District)- 240 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 What: Happy Hour (no host)-------------------------------------------------------- ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 5:08pm -

  16. Are PE Firms Frigid to Networking?

          So I took a really scattershot approach to IB recruiting during both my SA and FT processes, and it basically worked well and was expected by all parties; those who answered helped my process and those who ignored/might have been anno ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 2 2016 - 5:04am -

  17. How to network with recruiters (HR)? What's the difference between networking with HR people and networking with bankers?

    Hi guys, I have a few questions about networking with recruiters. Last week I was networking with my fellow alumni, and he suggested me to contact the recruiters at his firm and gave me the contact information. I'm wondering how to network with recru ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:00pm -

  18. Informational Interviews on weekends!? What do you guys think

          Hey bankers, Rising junior here soon to go into recruiting. Currently have a boutique internship and I am doing banking hours with weekends off. Didn't realize I would do banking hours at my boutique when I accepted the offer, bu ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 7:05pm -

  19. Can networking talks carry on for too long?

          I have been networking for some months now. Many of my contacts have been very nice and patient, and we typically have very good conversation that covers a lot of background/goals and other related stuff. Early on, my goal was to soak ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2016 - 10:34pm -

  20. WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, February 26th, 8PM, Galway Hooker

    The next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for happy hour to help fend off post-football season depression. All are welcome. Repeat visitors encouraged! Location: Galway Hooker Pub, we'll be in the Guinness Room (upstairs) http://www.yelp.com/biz ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 27 2015 - 12:48pm -

  21. Fucked Up Bad

          Was gonna have a phone informational interview with a banker today. Guy told me to call his cell. Called his office line and no one picked up. Emailed him to reschedule for next week. 30 minutes later guy emailed back appearing not to ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 7:14pm -

  22. WSO Happy Hour, now in Jakarta! 4th of February

          WSO Happy Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4th February. Blue Martini Bar (JW Marriott hotel). Contact me drinks networking new year Jakarta ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 3:12am -

  23. Meeting PE Partner at His Office

    Hi all, I'm an IB analyst who, through the founder of the PE firm (personal connection), got connected to a partner. It's a big shop and the meeting is next week at their office. Have had a few calls with others. What should my expectations be f ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2017 - 11:46am -

  24. Did I mess up somewhere?

    Hi, I emailed a director of a field I want to work in (ventures and innovation) and she told me that she'd be happy to talk. At the same time, i also emailed someone else on the team, as I was always under the impression that I should reach out to mo ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2017 - 12:06pm -

  25. How I Landed a FDP Offer from an Unknown School

          Let me first begin by saying that for most of my time in college, getting into a FLDP at a F500 firm has been my goal. I am very intrigued by the exciting, fast-paced life and lucrative pay of the IB world, but the 80-100hr work weeks ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 13 2015 - 11:51pm -

  26. Networking dilemma- Good response rate

          I've been networking my ass off recently and fortunately have been getting a good response rate. The unfortunate part is that many times the other person gives me a time at which it's not possible for me to have a call with ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:48am -

  27. Connecting over Race/Ethnicity?

          Diversity programs/delete networking ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 12:55pm -

  28. How To Win Friends And Influence People

          Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA here. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have. I want to teach you how to make friends. Friends help you succeed, friends will find you th ...

    7 comments - 10 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 11:00am -

  29. Tips for getting referrals

          Edit networking Investment Banking IB Internships ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 7:41pm -

  30. Cold Emailing Into a VC Analyst Position

          I am a junior at a non-target and currently work in startup and SME consulting for a F100. We regularly work with local angels and venture capitalists to raise funding for our clients. This summer I will be interning at a local privat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 11:58pm -

  31. Searching for a Summer Internship?

    Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but even more companies and banks are listed in the WSO Company Database (with e-mail formats) If you're still on the internship hunt, no worries- lots of boutique investme ...

    123 comments - 91 silver bananas - Sep 19 2015 - 1:32am -

  32. Cold Emailing- Buy side of real estate

          Hey all, as some of you may have noticed, I am looking to get into the buy side of real estate. I am coming from a completely different industry but I have started taking steps to get onto the RE path: 1. Joining ULI 2. Starting REFM ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 8:19pm -

  33. Do bankers work on MLK day?

          networking ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2016 - 3:34pm -

  34. How Helpful Is Alum Networking For Undergrad Recruiting?

          Hi everyone! I am at an undergraduate target and I am going to do corporate recruiting for consulting (McKinsey, Bain, etc.) in the near future. I am really interested in consulting and want to maximize my chances of getting an offer. ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2016 - 10:30am -

  35. Fit and networking upwards

          Apologies if this question seems a bit naive but wanted to get this forum's opinion on educating oneself on certain topics in order to hold better conversations with longer tenure colleagues. As a 22-year-old analyst I'm not ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 2:17am -

  36. How important is networking for a target school, high GPA? And networking with S&T to get into IBD?

    Hey guys, I'm a sophomore at a target school and have a high GPA pursuing a double major (math/econ), but my resume doesn't necessarily scream finance interest (internship doing macroeconomic research, and this summer prob doing doing sector res ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 8:56pm -

  37. Networking: who to talk to FIRST at your target firm: senior people (VP/MD) or junior/mid-level (Analyst/Associate)

          Some might say that one must be properly armed not only with the technical knowledge but also the firm-specific knowledge for meetings with senior people in order for them to back you up for a position. Hence, one should meet with jun ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 9:15am -

  38. What to ask in networking with seniors at megafund?

          I spent two years in general finance program (back/middle-office) at bulge bracket, then transitioned to real estate investment banking group at smaller bank (not middle market). I have few deal experiences, but I want to be at the co ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 7:14pm -

  39. What is an appropriate number of times to cold-call a contact?

          I'm pursuing an internship opportunity at a local boutique. I've called my contact about three times today and he hasn't picked up a single time yet. I'm starting to get to the point where I feel like I'm anno ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 11:39am -

  40. Recommendation from MD

          Hi All, Hoping to get some guidance from y'all. I recently had a call with an MD at a MM IB and it ended with him saying he would be willing to help me get an internship with the firm (not sure how much effort is actually put tow ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 5:19pm -

  41. Such a thing as too much networking?- Have been aggressively networking

    hey all so i have been aggressively networking throughout ibanks (BB and MM alike) since last spring, in an effort to get my name out there for SA recruitment. one bank for example, i have sat down with 5 different analysts within the same group. they lit ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 8:31am -

  42. reaching out to ex interviewee?

          (I'm going to be vague on a couple of things here) A couple of years ago, i bombed an (my very first) interview for an internship. It hit me pretty hard and I remember it vividly. Long story short, I got the interview because of ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2016 - 5:05am -

  43. Buying Laptop for FT IBD Stint

          Im an incoming IBD analyst and not sure whether my firm gives out loaners or what the deal is generally but I have a macbook that is very shitty / old but love it. I was thinking about getting a cheap pc laptop (http://www.amazon.com/ ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2016 - 3:05pm -

  44. Success Story- Thanks WSO!!!

    Thanks, WSO! I finally had sex for the first time last night. It took a lot of effort and persistence but I finally did it. I couldn't have done it without the great advice I received on WSO. Looking back on my experiences, my advice for prospective ...

    42 comments - 25 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:02am -

  45. Intern Networking with Sell-Side Bankers

    Hey Guys, I am a 2nd year MBA candidate who just finished up working full-time at a boutique bank for the summer. I will be continuing on part-time in the Fall with the hope of seeing through a few deals I was working on this summer. We are currently the ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2016 - 2:18pm -

  46. Why are people so stingy with connections?

          When asking for contacts to help with job searches, etc. Why are some so stingy with their connections? It's a JOB, not "free money". I don't understand it, what do they have to lose? Networking is such a chore tod ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:17pm -

  47. Free lunch to anyone in JPM, BoA- ML or GS in Toronto- PM info

    We can go below the RBC / Merrill Lynch/TD Plaza for some delicious lunch at Szechuan Express. There are many other restaurants too, so it will be your pick. I work in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto, Bay Street, and I'm just ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 2:59pm -

  48. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

          Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview sin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  49. 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 -

  50. PE Networking

          Alright.. So let me preface this as anyone who has seen me post before knows that I have been very pro-banking for a career. With that said I am really starting to consider life on the other side.. At least while I have the opportunit ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2015 - 7:29pm -

  51. Make Use of Time at an Ivy League

          Let's say a friend of yours invite you to chill at his university for one whole day. What could you be doing to maximize your time there in terms of the resource? I don't go to an ivy so I am unaware of what they can offer. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 3:53am -

  52. Networking 101-- Hedge Fund Edition

          In my recent AMA thread I was asked how I transitioned from a corporate strategy role to a hedge fund analyst position. I struggled to give what I thought was a sufficient answer given the context of the question so it kind of inspire ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 7:24pm -

  53. MD going to bat for me?

          I go to a non-target and got in touch with an MD at a major BB although they sit in the private funds group which is not exactly IB. We talked on the phone about two months ago, and I sent him an email when I dropped my resume today j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 7:12pm -

  54. Informational Interview, Attach resume during initial contact?

          When e-mailing an alumnus for an informational interview, should I attach my resume? Should I wait until the alumnus explicitly asks for my resume before sending it to them? If I don't attach my resume, I run the risk of them thi ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2015 - 5:05pm -

  55. Networking with Clients for Career Advancement

          More of a macro question here. What do you feel is the best way to network with your existing clients, and express that you are interested in their organization? As a broker/3rd party service provider, the notion of disclosing to a cl ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 4:49am -

  56. How to network effectively- Tired of applying for positions online

          Hi, Could somebody give me some suggestions on how to network effectively? I'm tired of applying for positions online and hear nothing. 50% don't respond, 35% reject and only about 15% invite for an interview. People always ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:49pm -

  57. ASmallWorld- Social networking site

    I was wondering if any of you guys use ASW (asmallworld... it's a social networking site). It's gotten a lot lamer over the last few years as invites/user-base have gotten saturated, but I still find it to be a valuable resource at times-- parti ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 11:50pm -

  58. How to begin doing informational phone interviews?

          Hello everyone, Currently a rising junior, interning at a boutique and will be going into SA recruiting in a few months. I know doing informational interview calls is a big part of recruiting and I also know now is the time that every ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2016 - 9:39am -

  59. Networking Advice: When to reach out to MD's/VP's?

          I'm a rising junior who is preparing to go through IB recruiting in the fall. For the past 6 months I've been mostly networking at the analyst/associate level. I'm wondering when I should start reaching out to MD's ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 7:12pm -

  60. Networking Help- 2nd tier consulting firm

          So essentially my issue boils down to this. I had a lady at a 2nd tier consulting firm who told me that she really wanted to help me to get into her firm. I last talked to her about a month ago and she told me to get back into contact ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 3:14pm -

  61. SA Networking Timeline

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could shed light on whether all non-core resumes that are selected for interviews are selected at once, or whether it is done across several rounds? I ask in the following context: I applied to Wells Fargo Securities 2015 ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 11:36am -

  62. Network using work email? (at sophomore internship)

          Hey pretty simple: I'm in my sophomore summer internship right now. Is it okay if I network/send a few cold emails to some contacts at firms using my work email, to try and set myself up for junior summer? During lunch break/down ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2015 - 7:56am -

  63. LSE: Women in the workplace workshops/networking...as a male?

          Hey Everyone, Long story short, I got into LSE's AIC in the new year (link below) and it seems to have an unreal line up (check it out!). By the time I registered, I noticed an unconventional option for a particular workshop: I h ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2015 - 8:49pm -

  64. GPA requirments/summer networking

          I just finished my sophomore year at at a midrange target school (think Duke, Vanderbilt, Michigan type schools) and I am would like to get a solid consulting internship for next summer. I am majoring in mechanical engineering and dou ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 12:54pm -

  65. Investment Banking Networking Question

          Hey everyone, I have a networking question. I'm a student from a non-target on the West coast with no connections. I have a 3.95 GPA with a Major in Math and Finance. An extracurricular position as the VP of Finance for a school ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2015 - 6:03pm -

  66. How to "network your way in"

          I go to a semi-target university and a lot of people tell me that networking is the way to get into IB. How do you network, though? I used to think that networking was only using your immediate connections to get something you want (e ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2015 - 9:38pm -

  67. Applying to an online lateral posting

          What is the best way to apply to a lateral posting if you don't know anyone internally who can refer you or forward your resume along? Assuming I have good, relevant experience, should I be reaching out and cold emailing people i ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 8:38pm -

  68. WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, January15th, 7:30PM, Three Monkeys

    ***Please note, new location--NOT Galway Hooker!*** The next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the first happy hour of 2015! All are welcome. Repeat visitors encouraged! Location: The Three Monkeys, we'll have a few high tables reserved near ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 14 2015 - 10:17am -

  69. Alumni e-mail response rate

          I just started in a MSF program and I am trying to network for consulting and F500 roles. I have just started networking this week (never had to in undergrad) and so far I have sent out 30 e-mails to alums to set up a time to speak an ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2015 - 5:49am -

  70. Networking and Consulting- Career success

    Networking (honestly I hate what the word has become on WSO-- really just being cool and building relationships) is necessary for anyone aspiring career success, but it seems like it is mainly in IB where you see the gritty and grinding nature of it, aka ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:46am -

  71. Asking for a referral from a MBB consultant

    I went to a McKinsey recruitment presentation at my school, and had a pretty decent chat after with an engagement manager. He gave me his email. Would it be appropriate for me to send him my CV, and ask if he could forward it to the relevant people? Also ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2016 - 6:59am -

  72. Influence of a referral from an MD in a different division

          I'm trying to secure an investment banking internship for the summer. Many of my parents' friends and people in my community work at investment banks but in non-banking roles, such as global head of marketing, an MD in Audit ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2014 - 5:49pm -

  73. LinkedIn Networking Question- Need to reach out to people

    Hey guys, so I'm in the midst of FT job search. I know its very late but I started an internship in the winter which has made me into a better candidate. Now I need to network and reach out to people, a good way is through linkedin. I figured that if ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:14pm -

  74. Alert contact you applied for an SA spot?

          I'm confident this has been answered before but I'm having trouble finding relevant threads due to how this question is phrased. Say you have a contact at a bank (higher up one that isn't doing resume screens, or maybe ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 2:09pm -

  75. How do I Differentiate Myself?

    Long story short. I decided to skip one of my classes so I could attend an alumni panel event. It was the same old basic event with a few alumni coming in and telling us about their career and other stuff. When it was time for questions at the end, pretty ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2014 - 5:18pm -

  76. Do not have contacts in a firm

          Hey guys, I saw Nomura risk solution group's job post on school career website. I realized I do not have any contacts in this company (they held networking events before and I got some contact information but its like a year ago) ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 1:51am -

  77. What's the difference between networking with HR people and networking with bankers?

          Hi guys, I have a few questions about networking with recruiters. Last week I was networking with my fellow alumni, and he suggested me to contact the recruiters at his firm and gave me the contact information. I'm wondering how ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 29 2016 - 9:34am -

  78. Following up- Junior at target

    I'm a junior at a target, looking for SA in IBD. I've made a few contacts at info sessions this semester, and then I followed up right away with a thank you email and a question. I got responses from most of the contacts, and now I feel it' ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 9:34pm -

  79. Interviewing with HR

          I had an interview with HR yesterday at a MM firm and it was supposed to be 30 minutes but after 10 minutes of standard fit questions (story, strengths, why here) she just cut to ok do you have any questions for me? Is that a bad sign ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 4:58pm -

  80. Thanks WSO- Finally landed a FO ER position

    First time poster here and I owe WSO a huge thanks. I finally landed a front office equity research position. It would not have been possible without all the advice I read on this forum (big shout out to M&I as well). I came from a non target state sc ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:09am -

  81. Networking Question- Rising junior looking for internship next year

          So I am currently a rising junior looking to get an internship next year. As a result, I have been reaching out to alums in order to help my chance. I spoke with an MD at Morgan Stanley who went to my school (I actually met him at a r ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 2:14am -

  82. Networking- Not a very big alumni network

    Everyone says that in order to land a IBD job/internship at BB (GS, JPM, etc.) or Elite boutiques (Greenhill, jeffries, etc.) you need to network. But what can you do to network if you don't have a very big alumni network on wall street? networking I ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:39am -

  83. Really Bad at Interviews

          I've had all these superdays within the last year and can't seem to close on an offer. I have no problem networking and getting my way into a formal interview. But can't close. I have every interview guide and resource ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2016 - 11:31pm -

  84. Accepting SA--Changing Major

          Hi fellow monkeys, I recently accepted SA position at a BB. I haven't gotten official paperwork yet, but on my resume it says I am a certain major. I am currently actually undeclared (long story) but in the process of declaring t ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2015 - 10:51pm -

  85. Is previous IB experience a must for FT IBD?

    Junior SA in BO /MO at BB looking for IBD FT, that said is it better to stick with the BO/MO role at GS / MS and network both internally and externally for FT or would it be better to pursue a boutique IB SA and network for FT ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2015 - 5:54pm -

  86. Informational Interview or ask for Interview

          When reaching out to a firm is it better to ask for an interview or ask for an informational interview? If reaching out to an analyst or associate I assume it is better to ask for an informational interview, however what about a conta ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 11:23pm -

  87. Why Morgan Stanley question

          What would be your answer to the Why MS question? Morgan Stanley sa MS Advice internship IBD networking junior summer ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2015 - 9:37pm -

  88. Best sports for Wall Street networking

          What are the best sports to know to play for networking purposes on the Street? I have heard squash is a good sport to know...how about racquetball? Thanks for any recommendations. Squash golf networking wall street new york city Athl ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 24 2015 - 11:57am -

  89. World Finance Job Conference- Anyone going in April?

          is anyone going to the World Finance Job Conference in April? networking job ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 1:34pm -

  90. Office Visit Post Accepting FT Offer

          I accepted a FT offer with an EB/ BB in a regional office and I am back home for winter break. I haven't really communicated with people in the office besides a brief call and was wondering whether I should reach out to schedule ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2015 - 6:01am -

  91. Networking- Who to contact?

          Is it true that networking with people in investment banks, BBs tend to be more successful than networking with MBB /top consulting firms. from what I've gathered MBB is very focused credentials, GPA, etc over what the employees ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:34am -

  92. How To Network- Current junior at a target

    Hey guys, So I have been to information sessions since I was a sophomore(I'm currently a junior at a target). Last year, I would get business cards and never e-mail people back. This year, I have gotten business cards and actually e-mailed each perso ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:48pm -

  93. Got a response to a cold email... now what?

          I'm currently a sophomore finance student at a non-target. Recently I've been asking around my family and friends and seeing if any of them know anyone who works in finance that I can contact. After sending out a mass of col ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 2:35pm -

  94. Trends in E&P Banking?

          Speaking with a senior person who sits in E&P and more specifically power & utilities. Any good/thoughtful questions to ask at for the end of our convo? Summer BB non target 2015 IBD networking analyst ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2014 - 9:21am -

  95. I have a network connection. What's next?

    I have networked a contact at a firm that I'd like to apply. We already know each other very well. How can I use this to help me get during the recruiting process? I guess that I still have to apply online on the company's website and my resume ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2016 - 5:21am -

  96. Reaching out to old acquaintences

          First year analyst at a BB. I recently took some time off to come home for Thanksgiving. While I'm here I decided to catch up with an associate who used to be in my group; we're from the same area and he joined a local PE sh ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2015 - 4:02pm -

  97. What do I want for networking and connections I make at this stage in life? (Between HS & UG)

          I have written the beginning and end of the follow up email I intend on sending to a connection I made recently. The connections isn't great in terms of investment banking, but she is very senior and did college recruiting at Bai ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 3:04pm -

  98. Networking Question- Masters reaching out to MBA

          Hi, This is potentially a stupid question, but I was wondering if, when networking, it is appropriate for an masters student to reach out to an MBA student from his or her school, an undergrad contact an MBA from his or her school, et ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 2:36am -

  99. Networking with VP's and Directors

          How do you reach out to more than one connection you have in the industry to see if they can help you get your foot in the door for something? I don't know if anyone has ever been in this situation before, but in the past, I woul ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2015 - 9:56pm -

  100. Linkedin- Personal info?

          Quick question: how much personal information would you suggest putting on the linkedin profile? Meaning, should we fill out all the information? I'm curious because of privacy issues. networking linkedin ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:13pm -

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