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Know Anyone Involved In A Scam?A couple of my dumbass fraternity brothers have been selling and recruiting for Ignite/Stream energy for a few years now. If you aren't familiar with the company, it's a pyram...ER...MLM firm that sells energy in deregulated states. Now they've taken to posting "inspirational" videos on youtube, whi... 543 min 36 sec ago
Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread ("How to Make VP in Private Equity"), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech industry. Not as a VC associate. Not as an “entrepreneur”. As a programmer. Yep, you read that right. After think... 1926 min 59 sec ago
Company Compensation: Bloomberg 032 min 10 sec ago
Webinar: Banking Fit Interviews (Analysts / SA's / Associates) -- 730pm ET, 5/27/15 WEBINAR DESCRIPTION Wall Street Mentor Prashanth will be hosting a webinar entitled "Banking Fit Interviews (Analysts / SA's / Associates) ", with a q&a session to follow. One of our top mentors, Prashanth is an industry veteran with experience in Investment Banking. If you have any interest ... 039 min 46 sec ago
Moyer - distressed debtAnyone know where to find an electronic copy/ pdf. Any links appreciated. Thanks... 3743 min 39 sec ago
(undergrad) Emory Goizueta vs UT non-bhpCan someone give me some guidance on this? I saw another thread on this but most people there were pretty unhelpful and never really gave a clear consensus. Emory will cost approximately 6k more per year. Honestly, as a school, I really like Emory as a whole a little bit more than UT. The campus... 046 min 51 sec ago
Advice for a Wharton Undergrad exchange studentHey guys, I'm a student studying at Australia, I was recently offered to study at uPenn, specifically Wharton for one year as part of my degree. My main concern at the moment is my financial situation (I come from a middle income family), my uni recommended to bring at the very least $3000 AU... 2847 min 52 sec ago
LionTreeAnyone have thoughts on LionTree Advisors? ... 748 min 30 sec ago
Company Interview: Fidelity Investments 052 min 59 sec ago
Do I have a chance at Top 10 B-School's?Stats: 3.5 GPA from Top Public School (Think Berkeley) JP Morgan Private Banking Analyst GMAT 730 Do I have a chance at top 10 business schools? Thanks! ... 1758 min 57 sec ago
Is RE Development Right For Me?​I've been considering giving up on my Wall Street dreams and pursuing a career in RE development. Better hours, less repetitive job duties, and more entrepreneurial opportunities for people without an 8 figure net worth make the field seem a lot more interesting to me. I feel I would be reall... 301 hour 3 min ago
Industry Specific News and DataI'm developing interests in both the Oil & Gas and Commercial Real Estate sectors. Other than just reading whatever articles Bloomberg and the WSJ post about these two industries, where else might I look for news and key data driving these industries? Are there any newsletters that would be benefici... 01 hour 21 min ago
nervous freakHey everybody, I suppose I am not alone in my problem: I do well during face to face interviews, but phone ones freak me out. I am not a native speaker and each time I get a phone screening I start forgeting words, making strange jokes etc So the problem is my nerves. I know that the more inte... 61 hour 25 min ago
Elliott and Associates Research Global Markets: JAZA bans Taiji dolphins in Japanese facilitiesJAZA (Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) have finally announced that it won't permit its members anymore to purchase dolphins from Taiji after an international body suspended its membership on ethical grounds. During an emergency board meeting of JAZA, 99 out of 142 of its members decide... 51 hour 41 min ago
China sends armed officers to Nepal for relief opsActing on an "urgent request" of Nepal, hundreds of Chinese police officers have been sent to the quake-hit areas to help relief operations, marking the first time Beijing's armed personnel has entered the neighboring country. Fu Ling of China's traffic rescue brigade has confirmed that a total ... 71 hour 45 min ago
The Best GMAT and MBA Business School Content on WSOMod Note (Andy): My mighty content intern compiled a list of the top 20 GMAT/B-School posts on WSO. Some of these discussions are no longer active but still are filled with GREAT info. If there are any ones we missed please link to in the comments. Enjoy monkeys! GMAT 1. phantombanker's GMAT Stu... 41 hour 47 min ago
UT Austin Mccombs (non BHP) vs RiceHey guys, first post here. I'm really excited to have been admitted to both schools as a junior transfer, but I'm having trouble deciding which to go to. From past threads the general consensus seems to be UT > Rice for banking in both Houston and NYC, but I'm wondering if the Non BHP UT is really ... 61 hour 50 min ago
15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking analystMod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restr... 1301 hour 52 min ago
BIG 4 CORPORATE FINANCE VS SMALL BOUTIQUE IBI recently got an offer at a small, no name, boutique investment bank in New York City and personally, I think the learning experience could be very interesting. Additionally, I was extended an offer to join a Big 4 CF team in Asia (through connections). In terms of work, it seems as though (after t... 101 hour 54 min ago
Fairfax County GovernmentGovernment entity - encompasses urban planning... 01 hour 56 min ago
Chicago Booth vs. London Business SchoolHi, I will be commencing a Full Time MBA this fall and am considering my options: Booth, Kellogg, Columbia, London Business School, and a couple of other slightly lower ranked schools. I am a finance candidate, but not from a traditional banking/PE/HF background. I will be returning to finance a... 272 hours 40 sec ago
Our Questions for the Street; Are we the weird ones or are they just ignorant simpletons? Have you asked this question (in the title)? What hasn't been talked about since the crisis is the stupidity or simplicity of 90% of the population (I'd go so far as 95%) and their lack of will to be better, to learn new things. They don't care whether it is right or wrong. What they do care is ... 172 hours 9 min ago
Will Military work experience suffice for MBA requirements?Good morning. I'm in a bit of a unique situation (who isn't) and I'm trying to gain some perspective. I've spent the last 5 years in the U.S. Navy and I'm currently transitioning to T.C.U. to finish my undergrad in dual Finance/Accounting. Because of the military, I have 36 months of college in... 72 hours 9 min ago
FIG I-Banking to REPE Associate?Hello Monkeys, I am new to the world of real estate and would very much appreciate all your insight and advice. So currently, I am in my second year of Financial Institutions Investment banking (covering mortgage reits, banks, and insurance) and to be honest.. I was not clear as to what I wanted ... 02 hours 9 min ago
TMT Internet Industry Outlook ReportI have some great reports. TMT, Internet Industry reports by BBs. One report is on 2015 U.S. Consumer Internet Outlook 476 pager!... 222 hours 21 min ago
Help with Series 7I am currently studying for the Series 7 Exam through the study materials provided by STC. STC has twelve 130 question quizzes. The part I find frustrating is that MAJORITY of the questions were never found in the material. Does anyone agree? I take a quiz, get a 46%... then I study what I got wrong... 32 hours 23 min ago
Budgeting highly variable compTo most people on this forum this probably sounds like an antiquated idea but I'm going to throw it out there anyways. Coming from a middle class, midwest background I've always lived my life with at least a loose budget and tracked my spending with software. I'm not as cheap as @IlliniProgrammer" b... 52 hours 30 min ago
B-School Q&A w/ Betsy Massar of Master AdmissionsI'm Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions. I'm glad to be here on Wall Street Oasis back with kindred spirits. Right out of Harvard Business School I worked for Goldman Sachs and have spent most of my professional career in and around the financial industry. I worked on both the sell and buy si... 5842 hours 36 min ago
How to get back into the industry after a yearHi, I've been working in the industry for about 9 years, but my left my last role after my dad passed away in May last year and my mom the year before. I took it really hard and my family thought it would be better for come work for them. I've been working in a family business (non-financial service... 02 hours 37 min ago
Company Compensation: Mirae Asset 02 hours 44 min ago
Is it an acceptable practice to include your personal estimates (example valuations) in a resume?Say I'm working for a new startup company. Can I go ahead and claim the start up's is valued is 500,000$ on my resume? I'm just making making an educated guess by adding up all the fixed assets and factoring some trademarks and royalties. Thanks... 12 hours 45 min ago
Company Interview: Mirae Asset 02 hours 46 min ago
Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs 02 hours 48 min ago
Company Review: Mirae Asset 02 hours 49 min ago
LinkedIn Search LimitDoes anyone know if there is a way around this? I think they cap you at 100 searches per month which is nothing if you're trying to network. I signed up for the premium trial and thought that would give me unlimited searches, but it turns out you need to have the upgraded plan of the premium version... 92 hours 50 min ago
Another JD Trying to Make the ShiftI am an associate at a Canadian BigLaw firm looking to make the switch into an investment banking role. I have some corporate finance experience from my pre-JD MBA, but have largely been out of finance since. Half of my current workload deals with bankruptcy/insolvency and corporate workouts. ... 22 hours 57 min ago
Interview prep for strategy internship with global media/broadcasting companyHi guys, first post here. I am a 2nd year student currently attending a British university, and I was advanced to the last stage of recruitment with a global broadcasting company (mkt cap ~ $15bn), for the position of summer intern in their strategy department (trend analysis, strategy analysis, str... 32 hours 59 min ago
Mentorship opportunity (Blackrock MD or DB MD)I am a rising junior at my school (target) and have been offered to have a 6 month mentorship with either of these two professionals. BR MD is in Fixed income and DB MD is in ER. I know I want to do finance at a bank, but am not set on either IB, S&T, or ER. So I am open to learning and hearing advi... 53 hours 7 min ago
China Internships Now Illegal For Foreigners & ExpatsI was talking with my immigration lawyer in Shanghai yesterday about sponsoring my spouse and family in China and was shocked when he told me that since 2013, China internships are illegal for foreigners UNLESS you have a special certification letter from the Chinese government and you take that let... 13 hours 14 min ago
Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase 03 hours 14 min ago
Howard Hughes - Bill Ackman's Real Estate EmpireUsually I would just quote a piece of the story and make a few quips, but this is really a fantastic real estate read. Ackman and co, including Howard Hughes CEO David Weinreb, own an ungodly amount of land and are doing some exciting things in New York, Vegas, and Hawaii. Howard Hughes cash flow is... 13 hours 21 min ago
Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase 03 hours 36 min ago
The weak post-MBA finance job marketWhat's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wanted banking got it, but aside from that there are very few job postings a... 1203 hours 37 min ago
Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers 03 hours 58 min ago
Successful buyside profile?Incoming analyst, I want to understand if my profile 'fits' for PE or if I should focus my energy elsewhere(like building a career in banking) My background: Target school undergrad Incoming FT, MM bank No idea what group within IBD I'll be placed in, selection hasn't happened yet 3.6 GPA, me... 14 hours 6 min ago
Discussion of Bank vs. Prop CompIs it me, or are the compensation expectations for prop trading wildly over-estimated on these forums (and other forums)? We have fairly solid information on bank trading comp from emolument but seemingly terrible data on prop compensation. Maybe my experience is a bit atypical so I'm curious to h... 74 hours 7 min ago
Company Interview: KippsDeSanto 04 hours 7 min ago
Rising senior majoring CS trying to break into tradingdeleted ... 24 hours 11 min ago
Top Calgary BB and EB?Hi all, I've scouted around and haven't found too much on which banks dominate Calgary IB. I know I'll probably get tons of monkey shit thrown at me, but if anyone has any insight on which banks have the most clout in the Calgary area, I'd really appreciate it.... 34 hours 22 min ago
.Corporate finance best books Would you guys advise me a great book about corporate fianance. I would like to understand what part of fianance I could like the most, so I thought that a technical view could be the best way. I'm looking for a basic book, but it should at the same time give me some technical aspects of corporate... 04 hours 26 min ago
Thoughts on this pinstripe suit?http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=55819026&cp=1760781.35256186&ab=ln_men_cs_suits%2Csportcoats%2C&parentPage=family subtle stripes... 04 hours 27 min ago
BB from Middlebury?Hi guys, So I'm pretty much done with high school, attending Middlebury next year as title suggests. I've always wanted to do medicine, which I thought didn't require undergraduate prestige (for lack of a better term), so I didn't really put a whole lot of effort into high school. Ie.) Never real... 64 hours 40 min ago
Interested in transitioning from public accounting into financeHi all-- I'm about two years in at a Big 4 public accounting firm, and I'm hoping to make a transition on over into finance. I'm a licensed CPA, and since having been exposed to the private equity industry, I have began to look into ways in which I can get involved with m&a transactions at the de... 14 hours 41 min ago
Family business questionHad a long talk with a close friend who is thinking of going to business school and he brought up the topic of certain things in his background that business schools might scoff at. He works for one of the largest companies in the world (Oil & gas) that is well recognized at the top schools. Non-... 144 hours 42 min ago
Being FCA approved for corporate finance work in the UKI have a question about working in IB/CF in London and being FCA approved. I've been browsing job ads in IB/Corporate Finance and some of them list 'being FCA' approved as a requirement for these jobs. The FCA website does list corporate finance advice as one needing appropriate qualification: h... 14 hours 47 min ago
How would you do college differently? (if you were starting all over)Hey all - I have a younger sibling going into college soon. Wanted to share a few key pieces of advice with them about how to make the most of their experience. Figured I would tap into the wisdom of the crowd here and ask all of you who are attending or have already graduated - how would you do ... 154 hours 50 min ago
Oil - A contrarian play?Like a lot of people on WSO, I am a young budding investor. I am fortunate to have some money to spend in the markets and am looking for long term stock picks. I read a lot about contrarian investors who all like to buy out of favor companies. Basically, I am wondering if right now is a good time... 94 hours 52 min ago
Dress Shoe ColoursDo Black dress shoes with brown soles go well with a grey suit for work? Or should I stick with black dress shoes (with black soles)? ... 44 hours 56 min ago
V Neck Undershirt Brands?Curious where you get your v-necks, specifically slim fit, as I've had trouble finding V's that aren't too short/ridiculously deep on standard fit or too large in the torso. Have a few polo v-necks, but they seem to be out of stock online. ... 154 hours 58 min ago
Company Review: UBS Pricate Wealth Management 05 hours 3 min ago
Transitioning from NYC BB to London PE. Is it possible?I tried to find an answer to this question using the search tool but nothing came up. Is it possible to recruit for London PE whilst being a BB analyst in the US? How would it work? Has anyone here have any experience with the process?... 25 hours 8 min ago
Pre GMAT RitualIf there's one thing I've taken away from university, it's that people have very different ways of studying for exams. Some people slog away in the library studying for hour on end, for what some people can accomplish in half the time using different methods. I want to know what people found suc... 55 hours 14 min ago
Ex-McKinsey consultant here answering questions for at least a couple daysLeft "The Firm" a little over a year ago. I've been meaning to do this and just never got around to it; no time like the present! I'm doing an AMA at r/consulting on reddit as well, in case you run across that. I joined McKinsey in a mid-sized office in the US as a Business Analyst out of undergr... 805 hours 14 min ago
Where do you all buy pants?I'm looking to buy some more pants, preferably charcoal/navy cotton, but I am kinda starving for ideas on where I can get decent pants at an affordable price. Would love any suggestions you all might have. Thanks in advance!... 205 hours 38 min ago
How are these Shoes? Worth its value?Brown Oxford: http://www.stevemadden.ca/catalog/search.cmd?cm_sp=globalheader-_-search&form_state=noResultssearchForm&keyword1=dallas&keyword=dallas For this price range, can I do better?... 25 hours 53 min ago
Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase 06 hours 15 sec ago
Dress Shirts on a BudgetWhat are some decent dress shirts that will not break the bank for us that don't have a ton of zeros in our bank accounts?... 176 hours 2 min ago
How to sell a marketing master's on a resume?Hi everyone, I will start a finance master's degree in september after 1 year as a master's student in marketing and one year of internships. I am going to apply for the summer internships in London and wanted to know if anyone had an opinion on how to sell my marketing classes on my resume a... 66 hours 6 min ago
Most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? Like BX Tactical Ops or GS SSGWhat are the most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? I'm just curious. ... 426 hours 12 min ago
Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs 06 hours 23 min ago

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