WSO Success Stories
- AMA- IB Coverage / M&A From Non-Target School to Tier 1 Bulge Bracket and M&A Boutique
I had a good, but not great GPA, and went to a similarly leveled college on the east coast. It's still a non-target university known more for sciences and engineering than for business and finance. I had to work my way into a 2nd-tier bulge bracket ...
Forum topic - bumpdude19 - Feb 21 2015 - 5:00pm - 40 comments
- Non-target to BB M&A- Thank you!
I've been debating whether or not to post this but decided to go ahead with it as I know these sort of posts always spurred me during my darker days! Will just be sharing my story and path from how I went from a pretty poor state school to a ...
Forum topic - TheCityBoy - Feb 14 2015 - 2:00pm - 21 comments
- Thanks WSO- Finally got an offer!
Fellow monkeys! This post is long overdue but I recently received an offer from a BB (think GS / MS). I used thank you posts like these in the past as 'if they can do it, so can you' to keep me motivated. Took me over a year to get this offer and ...
Forum topic - OptimusPrimate - Feb 7 2015 - 2:00pm - 33 comments
- Non Target & No Internships to Target with Multiple Offers
Hey guys. So This past week I received offers from GS Strats and MS S&T. For me it marked the end of a 2.5 year journey that I thought some of you might find interesting. Before I begin I want to say how lucky I am to have parents that could help me ...
Forum topic - jedi3189 - Feb 14 2015 - 3:08am - 7 comments
- Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)
Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. ...
Forum topic - LeveragedTiger - Jan 25 2015 - 2:00pm - 25 comments
- A Non-Target Sophomore's Guide to Earning a BB Offer
It's been a few weeks since I received a BB offer for S&T- I've really used the time to process and thank my lucky stars. Looking back on the entire journey, I realized there were a few key steps to making it and I wanted to share them with ...
Forum topic - anon100 - Feb 4 2015 - 12:20pm - 4 comments
- Sincere thank you to the WSO Community
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Fellow Monkeys, this is my story of ...
Forum topic - henchman - Dec 22 2014 - 11:00am - 58 comments
- Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/29/14 and ranks #36 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I’ve been reading WSO for a while but ...
Forum topic - HedgeFundHopeful94 - Jan 2 2015 - 1:26pm - 53 comments
- A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too
Rewind back to October 2011. I was a Senior at a fairly prestigious state school, but it was a non-target university. I was graduating with a major in History, and I believed I wanted to go to Law School eventually. My father and mother both went to Law ...
Forum topic - madmoney15 - Dec 23 2014 - 5:13pm - 28 comments
- Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I just received an IB SA offer this ...
Forum topic - upod01 - Dec 21 2014 - 1:00am - 44 comments