WSO Success Stories
- AMA: Non-Target 2014 grad with 2 off-cycle BB offers (ER & DCM)
I've been a long-time WSO reader and have read countless AMA's that have helped me out along the way, and with FT recruiting in full swing I thought it'd be cool to share my story and give whatever advice I could to people in similar ...
Forum topic - seekingalphabet - Oct 19 2014 - 11:00am - 32 comments
- What I Learned From Both Getting Dream Job And Then Dumped In One Day
Alright Monkeys, So I've been a long time user of this site and have wanted to give back for a while- so here goes. Today during my painfully boring Econometrics class I received a call from a BB 's HR telling me I had been officially extended an ...
Forum topic - KalosKA - Oct 24 2014 - 3:50am - 8 comments
- Middle Manager Reviews: “A Home In A Construction Tube.” IAM Group Limited Singapore to BK Thailand, Yokohama, Japan
At a young age, we should be very appreciative of what our parents provide us. Sometimes to those who are not well off, and with a scarcity of resources, our parents still strive for our best interest. Above all, they go beyond their limits just to provide ...
Forum topic - applecollins - Oct 25 2014 - 5:20am
- Accepted an Offer!- How non-targets can "make it"
Hey everyone, (Edit: Got a number of PMs here- Added my responses below the rest of the post) I recently accepted a BB offer, am from a non-target, and thought I should contribute something here on WSO given the help and advice I have received from others. ...
Forum topic - Forrest - Sep 29 2014 - 11:00am - 19 comments
- 6 Steps to Guarantee IBD from a Non-Target
My background: Non-target to BB DCM SA in NYC to 3 FT IBD offers. I believe there are 6 steps that can virtually guarantee a non-target to break into the industry. The caveat is that some of these steps may not be attainable to every individual. ...
Forum topic - ibdkid123 - Oct 8 2014 - 4:13pm - 4 comments
- Used B-School to Move From Back Office to IBD Associate at 25
I'm using a throwaway, but I've been on WSO for the last three years trying to move from a F500 back-office job Into M&A. I'm 25 and just landed an Associate gig at an elite boutique in M&A. I figured I would outline my story, and ...
Forum topic - Throwaway2011 - Sep 16 2014 - 7:00pm - 27 comments
- Thank You Everyone
I have been a member of this site for over 5 years, ever since I was in high school. I asked people on this forum for advice about where to go to college, where to intern, how to prepare for interviews, etc. and even though I didn't get an SA gig, two ...
Forum topic - energycox12 - Sep 22 2014 - 2:03am - 5 comments
- Career change to execution trader success story
Here is my success story. I got into this business later in life, in my thirties. I have no graduate degree, no CFA, nothing. My undergrad degree was an unrelated major with a weak GPA. I am a Trader at a Hedge Fund. I started in the back office, and ...
Forum topic - Sandy Chamois - Sep 30 2014 - 5:11pm - 1 comment
- From Back Office to Corporate Development
Hello, I know there are a bunch of people in my position so I'd like to share my story. When I graduated, I really had no idea what I wanted to do (wasn't aware of what I-Banking/M&A ect really was). So I decided to take a back office job at ...
Forum topic - BankerC159 - Sep 26 2014 - 2:11pm
Forum topic - Luckyy - Aug 22 2014 - 7:13pm - 39 comments