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- Why not skip the MBA and go back to school for Software Engineering?
The US only has 10,000 CS graduates a year when software engineering is the future. Machine learning is set to be a lucrative industry. I wonder what a post MBA from a top school would make even if he joined a firm like this, worked his two years off as an ...
Forum topic - manimgoindowndown - Sep 1 2014 - 11:05pm - 19 comments
- INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies
Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find right here), we would also create a WSO Applicant Database. This vision for the database is to ...
Forum topic - WallStreetOasis.com - Sep 1 2014 - 4:21am - 58 comments
- Death of father
My father passed away in college and it really affected my for the first year and a half so my grades weren't that grade. If I'm asked why my grades are so low or what was the toughest obstacle I've had to face, should I leverage this? ...
Forum topic - pawpcorn21 - Aug 30 2014 - 2:37am - 7 comments
- Do perks constitute "compensation" for internships?
Curious if the law considers that non-cash perks, such as free frent or gym memberships, constitute pay for internships. Been trying to find a good answer on Google, but haven't found exactly the answer yet. Any thoughts on this? ...
Forum topic - DCDepository - Aug 27 2014 - 5:07am - 11 comments
- Make the Main Thing the Main Thing
I started my job at a BB this Summer as a VP and was lucky enough to start the same day as our group of summer analysts and associates. I say "lucky" because it was interesting to see the differences in our approaches to starting work. After ...
Forum topic - AcctNerd - Aug 24 2014 - 11:00am - 22 comments
- Is never getting a job a good idea (pros/cons)?
I do not think I would like a job. The thought of working for someone else makes me sick. Sure, you could make millions trading, but you could easily make billions by starting your own bank or HFT firm. Why slave away doing mindless work (and don't ...
Forum topic - AcornOne - Aug 31 2014 - 9:21pm - 11 comments
- At Work Questions: Am I Wrong?
Need your views on the following please. 1. The analyst recently hired has a very different attitude to me in terms of approaching projects. He's more into 'just get it done regardless of quality' and 'just fudge it a bit and senior ...
Forum topic - cujo.cabbie - Aug 30 2014 - 9:54am - 8 comments
- Learning Chinese (Mandarin) VS Russian-- HELP!
Hello fellow confidential users, I am in a bit of a predicament! I am currently enrolling in my Sophomore year at university studying finance, and need (want) to enroll in a challenging and exotic language course for both cultural and obvious business ...
Forum topic - net2828 - Sep 2 2014 - 1:35am - 3 comments
- Jobs that pay the average NYC salary of 400k...
Here is what I don't get about NYC salaries and that jobs that supposedly pay 400k (which should be rare). The salaries are suppose to be high, yes very high in NYC, but not as high as this: according to the governement, people working in financial ...
Forum topic - MonkeyToast - Aug 27 2014 - 7:54pm - 16 comments
- Non Target School, Humanities major with less than stellar GPA. (Advice Needed)
Hello everyone, I'm going into my third and last year at the University of Washington. I'm a philosophy major, and my GPA is sitting at 2.8. This doesn't include the 90 credits from my associate’s degree that I earned the same year I ...
Forum topic - Domnxx - Aug 30 2014 - 3:21pm - 5 comments