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  1. After all the hardwork, it paid off

    brainteasers all of it. I came very close to not succeeding. You might have only 1 shot and you need to convert ...

    33 comments - 17 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 6:07am -

  2. It's all about the follow up!

    be able to help you on your way. 2. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOW UP. Networking isn't just ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 20 2013 - 7:32pm -

  3. Against All Odds

    I joined WSO a bit over a year ago during my junior year where I had no idea about the banking industry/networking/interviews/etc. While the industry appealed to me it seemed that I was vastly outnumbered in experience, GPA, credentials etc. However, with ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 8:36pm -

  4. Thank you to all WSO members

          I've been meaning to post a thank to you all that directly and ... my CV into the hands of the right people. I knew that once I got an interview that it was all up to ... enduring many hardships and through it all still suceeding) My profile: Undergrad: Top 30 ranked university ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 12:35pm -

  5. Thank you all

          Hello everyone. Just wanted to give a general thank-you to everyone at this forum. I'm happy to say I just received a couple of offers and I DEFINITELY couldn't have gotten those without the members and posts that make up th ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 7:16pm -

  6. Never, ever, ever, give up.

    else. For three months, I applied, and applied, and applied to every and all firms I could, all while ... amazing, and they're willing to train me in all aspects of transaction structuring/finance that ... I don't know. 2 years later, I'm where I originally envisioned myself to be. All I have to say is no ...

    57 comments - 83 silver bananas - Mar 13 2016 - 5:00pm -

  7. 3 Tips for Non-Targets

    helped me gain skills that are necessary in I-Banking. They were all unpaid, so I had to work odd jobs to ...

    39 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 5:25pm -

  8. Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ER

    truly wasting your time. And no, don't go through HR. Out of all of the places I interviewed, only ... you're the type of guy they can work with for 12-15 hours a day and not want to kill. It's all about ... to the final two and all of the interviewers really appreciated it even though they were all from ...

    14 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 2 2016 - 12:05pm -

  9. From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT.

    a fraternity and really expanded my social circle. Despite all of the parties, I refused to go out until my ...

    21 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 5:05pm -

  10. AMA: Non-target to target transfer; BB IB & buyside offers

    the decision than the application aspect, but I am happy to answer all questions. My story I became ... grades were terrible. Despite crushing standardized tests, I got rejected by all the top undergrad ... this mentality at all costs. non-target School Decision target recruiting to Monday, April 11, 2016- ...

    11 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 10:00am -

  11. How I got into Banking

    To see all of our top content from the past, click here. So I'm new here and spent a good deal ... of time reading all of the posts from the past few weeks. I thought I would share my story. So I am ... of time on Yahoo tracing the market and learning about interest rates and all of the economics ...

    107 comments - 23 silver bananas - Nov 26 2015 - 11:12am -

  12. From Homeless to Front Office

    12. Around 14, I decided that I wanted to do IB. I started seeking out any and all finance mentors ... I could cover my school costs as well as my career costs. This was all so I could meet people with the ... downturns in my life and anything the markets throw at me will be no big deal. For all of my struggling ...

    141 comments - 74 silver bananas - Dec 22 2015 - 2:51pm -

  13. The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)

    I realized that real-life application wasn't all that exciting. I was putting together decks to ... all the finance people worked. I felt like a king going to the top floor. Doors open and what I saw ... I started to network with all the bankers I interacted with during my PE internship. I'd say 80% ...

    14 comments - 14 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 11:31am -

  14. AMA- IB Coverage / M&A From Non-Target School to Tier 1 Bulge Bracket and M&A Boutique

    bulge bracket bank (GS, DB, MS, CS, JPM) as we all know them and then transitioned a couple of years ago ...

    44 comments - 7 silver bananas - Dec 30 2015 - 8:00pm -

  15. Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)

    I've been in that role for 18 months, and have passed all three levels of the CFA program and will be ... you're willing to go above and beyond for you and the company you work for. For me, passing all three ... senior year) and got comfortable with all the main models. I then went a step further and started ...

    30 comments - 18 silver bananas - Dec 28 2015 - 8:00pm -

  16. Don't. Stop. Hustlin'.

    who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do ... americano. You are always in a position to be the best version of yourself, at all times. Dig deep. Stay ...

    44 comments - 33 silver bananas - Jan 11 2016 - 10:45am -

  17. UG PE Analyst- 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target

    strong firms, and lost closely to a pool of 2-3 other people, all of which were associate level hires to ... have an office with a window, at 23, and all with the ridiculously stacked-against background that ... and answer questions while conveying understand, is a rare skill. At the end of the day, it's all ...

    41 comments - 22 silver bananas - Dec 31 2015 - 5:42am -

  18. Story of sub 2.5 gpa breaking into MC

          Hey all, I made a burn account so I can share a story of sub 2.5 gpa student ... possible. I attended a very strict all boys prep school throughout my entire life starting kindergarten, ... managing expert contacts and taking care of the website. It was fun and all but definitely not the ...

    29 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 2:00pm -

  19. How finance saved and gave me a life

    entire future. When I left the store I was involved in an "incident". All of the soft tissue in ... smart/ smart-ass girl was all the motivation I needed. I adopted a rule that I called the ... ladies began to flirt which was something I never really exp. When I was losing all the weight girls ...

    56 comments - 27 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 11:10am -

  20. What investment banking is in simple words and my story

    talk about how great the money is and they buy all these things. I am saving money and paying college ... Street Oasis and Linkedin. I began to read all the guides about how to break-in and I began to build out ... networking, keep studying, keep trying! We're all gonna make it brah. Investment Banking ...

    136 comments - 63 silver bananas - Jun 25 2015 - 12:50pm -

  21. The long road to ER from a non-target

    for my senior year at a small wealth management firm near my school. Ultimately, all I did was perform ... a research report when networking and it turned out to help. After all my efforts of working for free on ...

    5 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 4:15pm -

  22. Sort of a Success Story

    I wasn't putting my all into it. My work was terrible I was just showing up to get the pay check. Which was ...

    6 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 2 2016 - 8:00pm -

  23. Sincere thank you to the WSO Community

    can see all our top ranked content here. Fellow Monkeys, this is my story of triumph, success, and ... my senior year, so all of the alum who had been in it (roughly 20 students per year get accepted, and ... excited to be getting this opportunity. I went out and bought all of my friend's drinks for all of ...

    61 comments - 34 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:21pm -

  24. The Non-Target Who Didn't Take No For An Answer

    originally posted on 1/25/14 and ranks #19 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ... ranked content here. Hey all, As I sit here and prepare to write this story, I look back on one of the ... I could, and hopefully land a great gig. Easy enough, right? Not really.. Not at all actually. You see, ...

    73 comments - 32 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 5:31pm -

  25. Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship

    can see all our top ranked content here. I've been reading WSO for a while but never really ... I was 16 that gave me a crash course in the real world (I promise this all relates to finance). I made ... and nervousness that somehow gets all bundled together when you walk into the office and give the ...

    53 comments - 21 silver bananas - Jan 2 2015 - 1:26pm -

  26. Non-target to BB M&A- Thank you!

    investment banks and everything in-between and would spend my days sending emails to all these firms, I would ... felt it was worth the risk if it all paid off. The university I am currently at is still not great, it ... helped me land this. All the work was done remotely by email and was able to start learning about how ...

    22 comments - 11 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 2:00pm -

  27. Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is

    originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ... for the dates of their career fair. By the end of last summer I had a spreadsheet with all the dates ... all the BB, and a few middle market firms, got me an interview with the head of Corporate and ...

    45 comments - 32 silver bananas - Dec 21 2014 - 1:00am -

  28. A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too

    I thought I would be able to digest the material easier at that point. I recorded all the shows about the ... thousands of dollars on the exam fee, Schweser videos, books, and secret sauce. All the sections were ... studying from the CFA, I also was able to secure a couple interviews but I failed at all of them too. One ...

    28 comments - 13 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 5:13pm -

  29. My Crazy Success Story!

          Hey everyone. First of all, it's pretty surreal that I'm writing ... to government... so aerospace and defense industry it is, since all the major companies are ... same company but in a different silo. The MD said they were too busy to look through all the resumes, ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 4:47am -

  30. What I Learned From Both Getting Dream Job And Then Dumped In One Day

    antics and dumped me on the spot. All my apologies fell on flat ears and I ended my night absolutely ... outside perspective. Success is subjective, yet all too often we fool ourselves into thinking it can be ... is a worthwhile goal, it is by no means the end all be all. offer dating learning experience ...

    34 comments - 11 silver bananas - Nov 9 2014 - 5:00pm -

  31. Non-target--> FT Off-Cycle IBD Analyst

    I adored, friends abandoned me and well all of my life went to shit per se. During this year is when ... packed boxes at warehouse. All of the most meaningless and repetitive tasks known to man. It did indeed ... have taken me the farthest. After doing all my networking, I began interviewing and sucked the first ...

    36 comments - 18 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 11:00am -

  32. Used B-School to Move From Back Office to IBD Associate at 25

    going to last long in this career. All the issues of a typical corporate job- meaningless work, ... out to all the WSO posters that provided their insights on my path. back office 1st year associate ...

    27 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 16 2014 - 7:00pm -

  33. AMA: Non-Target 2014 grad with 2 off-cycle BB offers (ER & DCM)

    (I know what you're all thinking) at a big international bank. Not even remotely attractive, but ...

    36 comments - 14 silver bananas - Oct 19 2014 - 11:00am -

  34. Thanks WSO- SA in AM

          I just want to give a shout-out to the WSO team and all the monkeys that take ... feelings in the world. Potential Monkeys out there, don't take for granted all the resources available ... environment sucks, I know, but there are positions out there. There is a reason we all want to go into this ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:10am -

  35. Finally a Gas Trader

    principal/boss said, that's all people need. From there, I joined two majors in the O&G departments(one ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 2:44pm -

  36. Consulting Full Time Offer After 1 Year of Searching

    many interviews prior to this. All my experience has been in nonprofits + entrepreneurship. I had a lot ... most part I don't think this was all that effective but I did end up going to an info session for ... interviews. Especially during November/December I pretty much spent all my time practicing. I'd sometimes ...

    34 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 31 2014 - 2:00pm -

  37. AMA: Big Four to BB IB

  38. Accepted an Offer!- How non-targets can "make it"

    shows the "secrets" to breaking in from a non-target. Not all are from my school and some are ...

    20 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 11:00am -

  39. Double Break-In: Thanks WSO!

    All, Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the admins, users and interview ...

    18 comments - 9 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 1:25pm -

  40. Finally an offer! A story of persistence

    hell and literally overcome all the things that you could possibly deal with. Went to a top public ... networking/looking for jobs all while I started to study for my GMAT. After taking my GMAT, I applied for MSF this ... Hopefully all you prospective monkeys out there will be more motivated after seeing this! EDIT: Any ...

    76 comments - 20 silver bananas - Feb 18 2015 - 5:27am -

  41. MM REPE SA offer!- Drop out, Career Changer, Sub 3.5 GPA

    that point, it was clear. I had to drop out. From there, I landed back in Toronto. I used up almost all ... all of them in person) to learn more and see which part of the industry interested me. I lived pretty ... the right things) pays off, so for all those still at it, don't give up and hit up everyone ...

    24 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 27 2014 - 9:37pm -

  42. Thanks- Role for op at a BB

          Hey everyone at WSO, Thank you all so much. I didn't exactly break into ... IB like I hoped but I received a offer for a role in Ops at a BB. I know you all tend to shit on it ... just made the switch from MO to FO. All the advice, articles, and discussions on this site are the ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:41am -

  43. [Non-Target] Longshot lands impossible career opportunity

    Despite my distaste for education, I applied for all applicable state schools and was accepted to 2/3 of ... edge over my competition and I stumbled upon WallStreetOasis. WallStreetOasis provided an avenue to all ... consulting firm, I became very enthusiastic in all on-campus activities and made a push to find an IT related ...

    29 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 15 2014 - 11:00am -

  44. Thank you WSO- Interned this summer at a top BB

          Hi all, Just wanted to give a big thank you to the entire WSO community. ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 6:58am -

  45. Setting Yourself Up For Success by NGAF

    personal lunches with billionaires that have watches worth more than my annual salary and all sorts of ... applying his western market knowledge and obviously did not understand the emerging asian markets at all ... not willing to do that? So go out and try to be unconventional. All you need is some guts. success ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2014 - 5:24am -

  46. The best informational interview one could ask for!

    research internship for a boutique shop. I know many on this site discourage cold emails, however, all my ... luck than you can imagine. Thanks for all the advice over the past year; it made a significant ...

    43 comments - 8 silver bananas - Nov 10 2013 - 5:15am -

  47. WSO Intern and an overdue (and long) thank you!

    shop, and a very reputable PE group. Were all three a long shot? Absolutely. "Why would they hire ... least. Grades were released yesterday; my GPA is now a 3.4+ after a great semester. Best part of it all ... in NY with a big boy fund via a GP's contact. Again, is all of this a big deal? Not at all ...

    24 comments - 7 silver bananas - Dec 21 2013 - 8:00pm -

  48. Thank you, WSO- IBD position at second-tier bank

    a few posts like this recently, but still I wanted to say thanks to all on this board who gave me ...

    25 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:15am -

  49. For Those of You Unable to Secure Investment Banking Internships- Keep Your Head Up

    not all of them!) and ended up with a 3.95 that semester. It felt good, and it made me look good for ... network. Create an excel spreadsheet of all the banks you're targeting, find alumni at each one, and ...

    28 comments - 13 silver bananas - Mar 27 2014 - 6:37pm -

  50. Non Target & No Internships to Target with Multiple Offers

    3 interviews, all of which I was eliminated in a first round. This sucked, probably one of the first times in my ... Olympiad winners, literal rocket scientists... It was intense but I busted my ass and finished with all ... earned because I'm no genius and I accomplished all of this through many, many 12 hr days in the ...

    7 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 3:08am -

  51. Thank you WSO! Got my FT Offer! ADVICE NEEDED

    in North America and cold emailed all of them or went on their websites individually to apply for ... their internships. Out of all of them I got one interview at a boutique.. I knew this was my chance so ... feeling like i am behind b/c all my friends graduated a year before me... I started the routine again, ...

    27 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2013 - 6:45pm -

  52. Non target => WSO Intern => Major US Bank

    Joe, so I don't have any earth-shattering wisdom to impart on you all. With that said, ...

    28 comments - 11 silver bananas - Nov 18 2013 - 7:00pm -

  53. CFA Schedule

    for the CFA. What's the quickest time that I can pass all 3 exams (I'm planning on not ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 5:45am -

  54. The Summer Intern to Full-time S&T Employee Transformation

    15 interns competing for 3 full time positions. I being the only candidate in Vancouver (all the ... a new notebook for all possible 'interview questions'. A friend who had been hired the year ... do? (Behavioral- everyone seemed to ask this one; ask me my answer!) * Explain all the Option Greeks ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 9 2013 - 1:45pm -

  55. M&A industry analyst to starting a company in the industry

    I remember using it quite frequently when I was all about trying to find a job on the street. This is a bit ... chips have 15 grams of protein in each bag, are gluten free, vegan and all natural. I'm extremely ... (can't post, just google ProTings), like us on facebook and all that other social media good stuff. ...

    32 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 4:45pm -

  56. Goodbye JC100021, Hello Military_MBA_Banker

    an MBA, especially military guys (though all walks of life welcome). Long story short, I have been on ... an Associate keeping my mouth shut, even though I wrote all of the content. My enlisted who were ... engineering manager. I won professional awards and was the top ranked junior officer in my unit. This was all ...

    51 comments - 16 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 6:17am -

  57. Thanks WSO- Landed a FO position

          Hey guys just want to thank all of you for the help over the past few months. ... 2010) don't give up AT ALL, cut ties with friends and family if that is what you have to do to ... anyone has questions feel free to PM me. Good look to all the prospective monkeys!!! non-target WSO thank ...

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

  58. Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my Advice

    all times, and having absolutely no freedom or autonomy-and these are all valuable lessons for going ... out to details that included grass cutting or trash removal, and I hated having all of my weekend ... Finance dept-and had a job lined up after college as a Finance Analyst (it is all about who you know). The ...

    50 comments - 15 silver bananas - Mar 14 2013 - 9:33pm -

  59. VC, A people's business: The Importance of Network Building and not Networking

    not slept in over 48 hours. Pulled an all nighter partying for my birthday in Boston last night, ... time since pre-birthday partying. I saw more then 10 emails from friends all over the world. Crazy ... partners, and more importantly friend. VC is a huge business of who you know. Whether it is knowing all the ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 22 2013 - 6:05pm -

  60. Thank You: My Story & Tips

    Disclaimer: Not my primary username. Created this one to protect my anonymity. All, I wanted ... to take a brief moment to thank this remarkable community for all the help and insights they have ... taken time to answer questions on all ranges of topics. I know this post cannot reciprocate your ...

    21 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 15 2013 - 5:15am -

  61. GOT AN SA OFFER!!! THANK YOU WSO

    I've never done a post but the topics and resources that I have read have been fruitful. All of the ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 25 2013 - 12:13am -

  62. My Success Story- Pure Luck

    ethic. Fine, they told me that and they said I overachieved... all great, but there wasn't a job for ... me so all that meant was a great reference. Following this internship I went to NYC for four months ... importantly, they decided to incentivise me for the long term by giving me 10% of all excess money the company ...

    22 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 24 2013 - 7:45pm -

  63. Jump from research to banking, after bleeding during interview

    wearing to wipe up the blood. Pants, socks, shoes on. Wipe the blood again. Get all my other stuff put ... wipe the blood. Fuck, it's all over the collar. Out the door, running down the street, phone ... for the last 30 hours. After all is said and done, two days later, got the offer. Moral of the story, ...

    57 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 22 2013 - 5:45pm -

  64. Losers Can Win

    I promise there is a point to it all. So I'm a loser. I don't say that out of pity or ... and after it all ended I wanted a prestigious job with killer exit opportunities. I wanted to fill ... because now it's all about "living up senior year." Banks don't like these losers. ...

    8 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 20 2014 - 3:52pm -

  65. Thanks WSO- Valuable resource

    post-graduation. I went through quite a few interviews and tons of cold calls/emails to get here, but to all those ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:12am -

  66. Unbelievable! Detailed WSO Success Story: How I Broke into Equity Research

    belt that I did in my freshman-sophomore year, and a very low GPA. This is when I sort of woke up. All ... (loosely related to research), began reading WSJ, NYT, M&I, WSO religiously, and went through all the ... around in panic because you just want to land something. All in all, it sucks. Any of you in this ...

    113 comments - 17 silver bananas - Nov 10 2012 - 10:45am -

  67. Thanks, WSO- From non-target to coverage group at a BB

    I'll even thank all of the "new-monkey" (if I may coin a phrase) trolls that are beginning to ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:12am -

  68. From "Poor Me" to BB

    dressing better/differently, exude confidence on all levels, care about all aspects of your life, feel like ... I remembered where I came from and why I was doing this. I was one class grade off a 4.0. I did better than all ... face-to-faces with the group. Killed it all. Fit in perfectly, am a natural writer (gracias mama) and showed my ...

    27 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 26 2013 - 3:55pm -

  69. Thanks to WSO for giving me the edge for this summer

    experiences live. It's my favorite website out there and I am truly grateful to all Monkeys for help and ... pretty small. Junior year in college I started reading WSO and reading all the materials my brother would ... all that hard work on my resume and cover letters did not pay off. I was determined so I got a list of ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2013 - 12:53am -

  70. Praying for Lily

    difficult time right now. This site has helped me in many ways, I have tried to give back. You all know I am ...

    132 comments - 13 silver bananas - Aug 3 2012 - 6:15pm -

  71. Thank you WSO- Never give up!

          Well I would just like to thank all the members and forums on WSO! I know ... so many of the questions were literally straight out of the guide. All the pros here on WSO, ... interviews, but I am so lucky to get a job as a recent grad. For all you guys that are still searching, never ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:16am -

  72. Well deserved thank you to WSO!

    round interview, and as some of you may have read, I had to conduct all of my interviews on crutches. ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 5:13am -

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

    all, it might seem weird or odd but it did work for me. I am sure many might criticize or disagree with ... on linkedin where it shows the person that you viewed them. its a free service and all you have to do ... analysts/associates forward this resume for me to their head of HR who then got me interviews in LA/SF/NY all for the ...

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

  74. 5 worst career advices that I have received in my life

    put all your eggs in one basket. In theory, this can't be wrong. But who can diversify (i.e., get ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 28 2016 - 1:52pm -

  75. PE cracked- Networked my way in via Facebook!

    useful. But like so many people before me have said, ALL IT TAKES IS ONE CONTACT TO PULL THROUGH. ... the needle in my favor. My interviewer later told me that they all really liked the passion and ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 10 2013 - 8:45pm -

  76. Stay Strong Guys!

    and even when I thought my odds were slim it worked out!!! All of my persistence paid off. Today ... would have NEVER come along. Too all those losing hope, stay strong, something WILL come to you. If you ... yourself into any long term contracts. Seriously, too all those struggling I do know what your going ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 27 2013 - 1:42pm -

  77. How I Landed My First Gig on Wall Street

    it I replied, "With all due respect, that's the problem with most people- they don't ... to do with me, I believe they struggled on whether to hire me or not. It was all very un-orthodox to ... specific people (all higher-ups) to get 2nd opinions and feedback. I got a call late one night from that MD ...

    20 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 5 2013 - 5:45pm -

  78. Thanks WSO- Finally landed a FO ER position

    office equity research position. It would not have been possible without all the advice I read on this ... I wanted to thank the forum and give some hope to all the people currently in my position. It can be done! ...

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

  79. I DID IT!!!

    me so much and made me ace this important interview. Thanks to the entire community, Y'all have ... supportive too and took all guidance to heart. Flake for his Q&A post (I networked the same way you did) ... comes?" LOL so people just don't get it but I hope y'all understand how great I feel right now. ...

    54 comments - 17 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 2:28pm -

  80. I did it.

    one day. And fuck the site's cancers like swagon that are good for nothing (throw all the monkey ...

    72 comments - 20 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 11:52pm -

  81. Overcoming the Odds- booh yah!

    stalking efforts 6. kill all 4 interviews 7. come first in class (4.0) in advanced econ (honours econ at ...

    45 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 12:05am -

  82. Non-Target, Cold e-mailing to Multiple BB / MM SA Offers-- Yes it can be Done!

          All, I've been reading WSO for quite a long time, but this is my first ... was not for me. I had a friend pull a CapIQ screen of all broker/dealers in NYC and started cold ... Jefferies Of all the shops above, Rothschild was the only one that I did not make it to a super day and ...

    53 comments - 16 silver bananas - Feb 16 2012 - 1:02am -

  83. Top 5 Things I’ve Learned From WSO

    I know you monkeys tell things how they are and these are the main points you all have helped me to ... from all backgrounds. I would have never thought that I would be competing against mechanical ... from all backgrounds. You need to hit the ground running, early. If you don't start to build up ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2012 - 7:37am -

  84. Ask me anything: Ex Banking Analyst in China + Incoming PE Analyst

    Hi All, been on the site for a while and previously contributed a bit on investment banking ... HKEx listing rules came up all the time. For my PE interviews, nearly all my interviewers asked me to ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2013 - 4:31am -

  85. Graduating Today

    Fidelity and they were all for mutual fund service rep/client service rep. Career services was the biggest ... where I would be without the two and wanted to give a shout out and thank WSO. So all of this and I got ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2014 - 7:34am -

  86. My Story (A Thank You Card to Patrick and the Team)

    the IFT IB opportunity with the bank,which I am so extremely for. I write this message for all the ... people who are looking to break into the industry and I say: keep pushing. All it takes is one place to ... I even questioned myself at times. To all who read: It will work out in the end as long you continue to ...

    18 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 24 2013 - 4:24pm -

  87. Guys, We Finally Made It

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  88. Life Lessons

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  89. CFA Time management

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  92. AMA: Non-Target/Non-Major/No Fin Experience to FT MM ER

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  93. FINALLY MADE IT!!!!!!!

    action at their main headquarters in Buffalo. I cannot wait to work alongside all of the bankers on this ... forum as we compete against each other for deals. Best of luck to all of you still looking... trust me, ...

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  94. MISSION BO2FO...I did it!

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  95. I did it. Part II

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  96. FINALLY! GOT IT- TOP MM FT OFFER- THANK YOU WSO

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  97. Non-Target Success. Hard Work Does Pay Off

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  98. Non target school

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  99. Bumps along the way, but finally moving in the right direction...

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  100. Full Time Offer, at last! Thanks WSO!

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