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+37WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...961 week 6 days ago
+36Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on WSO. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias given I’m starting to get a little older myself (I just turned...212 hours 41 min ago
+17Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...9431 day 15 hours ago
+262017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. hours 27 min ago
+22Off 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. A little bit about me: I graduated from a...3355 min 31 sec ago
+23How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...92 hours 38 min ago
+15Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.793 days 5 hours ago
+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry...435 hours 51 min ago
+13Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA. Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1054 hours 50 min ago
+13Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it...241 day 10 hours ago
+12Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...353 days 5 hours ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...1642 days 12 hours ago
+9What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...753 hours 45 min ago
+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...585 days 2 hours ago
+10How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... 611 hour 43 sec ago
+7NFL Playoffs 2017 ThreadUpdate 1/9: Hawks over Lions, Texans over Raiders, Packers over Giants, and Steelers over Dolphins. Who do you guys like in the upcoming match ups? This weekend starts us off on the NFL playoffs for 2017 with the four wildcard round games, and what an interesting weekend it will be. We...891 day 19 hours ago
+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...346 days 49 min ago
+7WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="">Click here...251 month 5 days ago
+9FTB's Betterment List For 2017 (Sans Bullshit)Hey suckers. How are those new years resolutions treating you? You getting up early and getting shredded at Equinox, or maybe quitting weed? (Weed has its time and place but is generally for pussies who can't handle stimulants). Or perhaps you've finally decided it's time to break...62 hours 53 min ago
+7Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...5210 hours 12 min ago
+5Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment...443 days 12 hours ago
+5My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like min but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. I come from a...73 days 22 hours ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...33 months 2 days ago
+10A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...451 hour 49 min ago
+14Can Hollywood fuck off?With the golden globes on, social media and mainstream media alike have been going off over Meryl Streep speech in regards to president elect Donald Trump. Hollywood over the past election cycle were constantly undermining the America public and laughing off Donald Trump, in most cases...432 days 10 hours ago
+4College/Education Bashing Marketing - Should We All believe the Pitch and become Dropouts?Most of you are college educated here or perhaps all of you from results on the recent forum polls. Before that, let me start by saying I hate school. Yes, I hate school. I thought it was a waste of time and I slept through most classes or skipped them. In grad school, I spent more time kayaking...4115 hours 36 min ago
+4Starting as IB analyst at age 27Hi all, I will be starting as an IB analyst at 27, fresh out of my Master degree. What are your views on starting as Analyst at 27? Thanks!292 days 14 hours ago
+6Personality just doesn't fit I-Banking/Finance? Is there a Finance "type"?So, on paper, my freshman year has been going fantastic. I made a GPA over 3.9 at a Top 20 (semi-target) University, made plenty of lifelong friends who also know how to have fun, and found a great balance between maintaining a vibrant social and academic life. There's a lot to be excited...2716 hours 58 min ago
+5A Day in the Life at JPM & Goldman Sachs - How I learned to love/hate Business Insider ArticlesThis has been bothering me for some time now and I didn't want to say anything at first but a similar "hit" article came along the way and now my BS radar is on high alert. We all know Business Insider (BI) has a penchant for resurrecting old articles, sometimes in the form of...206 days 3 hours ago
+4Rhodes Associates 2016 REPE Comp Report[]( hours 36 min ago
+3Trump Business Plan Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury. Trump was quoted as saying: [quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...912 hours 54 min ago
+3Choice of cologne?What is your choice of cologne? I personally fancy Jo malone blackberry & bay with a note of Oud & Bergamot. I know jo malone is unisex product but i dont see many men wearing it. is it gay for a guy to sport that shit?509 hours 28 min ago
+3Which of these is best?I know that the following are mostly non targets other than Fordham, so what do you guys think: I have ful tuition guaranteed at each, Alabama Missippi State Fordham231 day 5 hours ago
+3Mcgill vs. Umich vs. IU Kelley vs. UIUC vs. Notre Dame vs. Western OntarioI'm currently an International student going to high school in the US. I have Bangladeshi citizenship. I don't care about where I work as long as it is in either US or Canada. I have been admitted to: Mcgill (Economics) (no debt) Western Ontario (not Ivey AEO) (no debt) UMich...222 days 7 hours ago
+3How do you stay disciplined?Something I’ve been struggling with lately is discipline. I’ve noticed that I have shitty follow through when it comes to doing things I say I will, and arguably spend more time thinking about productivity than actually being productive. I realize that many of you are forced to maintain a...211 day 17 hours ago
+3World Cup will expand to 48 teams in 2026[quote]Fifa is expanding the World Cup to 48 teams in a move it believes could secure $1bn more in revenues, as Gianni Infantino, the new president of world football’s governing body, stamps his mark on the scandal-hit organisation.[/quote] Opinions? <a...201 day 11 hours ago
+36 months on the job in PWM: 3 things I noticed#### 1. Performance is important - just not as important as you think Coming out of school I thought the formula for success in wealth management was simple; do your best to generate Buffett/Soros-like returns and watch the money roll in. Of course you'd still need people with the skills...151 day 5 hours ago
+3Top Prop/Hedge Fund Traders Strategies (Discussion)So I've been in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> industry for 6 years now. At some point in the future, I want to transition to prop (I have a strategy)...105 hours 50 min ago
+4Future of Wall StreetHey Guys, Interesting post from WallStreetPlayboys here on the future of wall street. As many of you are going through junior year SA recruitment, I think we've come to realize that the "mood" has changed quite a bit. The Future of Wall Street For those that are in the...301 hour 22 min ago
+2How many of you other PE guys only use IRR?My group is small but widely known in our industry market backed by ex-Wall Street execs, NYSE CEOs, etc. I was shocked when I got here to find that they don't use NPV as an investment decision metric, strictly <span class='keyword_link'><a...244 days 16 hours ago
+2How to renege BB IBD return offer for Megafund PEHi guys, Summered at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> as a sophomore. Received a return offer for this summer. Signed return offer. Subsequently...2018 hours 30 min ago
+3Automation - Divine Economic Salvation or Ultimate Demise? WALL-E or Terminator?**Automation** is a very controversial topic. So controversial in fact that one of my friends got pissed off when I got under his skin about it. Martin Ford explained Automation to me in his book *Lights in the Tunnel* back when I was a grad student and his recent New York Times Best Seller...186 days 2 hours ago
+2Join the Military, See the World! - Pivot into being a Leader and Perks of Serving YOUR Country![This is a repost from another thread]( I felt it appropriate to break it out into a category of its own because I see a lot of people struggling to find jobs, in and out of finance, without...156 days 8 hours ago
+2Placed in a group I don't wantHey everyone, I am going to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> this summer at Boutique bank. When I got my offer I was really excited but I was placed into a...123 days 5 hours ago
+2Clemson Wins 2017 College Football National Championship[Go Tigers]( 111 day 10 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Blogging Internship</a></li> <li>Finance event...81 month 1 week ago
+2Non-target GPAI'm a sophomore at a non-target and I'm looking to get into IB. Believe it or not, we have a few alumni at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IBs...64 hours 38 min ago
+2What is a tranche of a stock exactly? Where can I find a company stock's tranches, # of shares, prices?Like the title, I'm doing a comp model here and I'm confused with "tranches." I don't see them on Nasdaq or Yahoo Finance (or maybe they are there but Idk where to look at). Can anyone please help? Thank you so much65 days 13 hours ago
+2Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...456 min 29 sec ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...14 months 1 week ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...451 week 2 days ago
+1When will the financial services industry gain the trust of the American people?I was reading this <a href="">article</a> on The Atlantic in which a finance professor from Booth opined that academic economists' views on the financial sector are...1914 hours 12 min ago
+1Low self esteem may lead to credit card debt?Niro Sivanathan, associate professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains how spending with touchless forms of payment (like a credit card or online) can lead to spending more money than with cash. [quote] Our work was taking the well-established effect of credit card...172 days 7 hours ago
+1What do you think of MIT RE program? The advantage is it's only one year program and top-tier. But it seems like it's not finance heavy. I got admitted into nyu's part time RE program but wondering if I should just quit my current 12hrs + job and study full-time so I can be fully committed and make the transition....1717 hours 34 min ago
+1Moving to DC from AustraliaHi All, I'm from Australia just finished undergrad and moving to start a gig in consulting in the DC area. The office area is in the McClean/Arlington area. I know no one in DC, unfortunately so any advice you could give in regards to areas to live in/Areas to avoid would be great!...1758 min 39 sec ago
+1I refuse to give upGiven my resume... What is my best course of action to get into I-banking? I will not accept being told that it can't be done. I would drive 12 hours to New York and beat on doors if that is what it would take. day 10 hours ago
+1Should I take this offer??I recently received an offer from a major European bank to work as an intern in their risk management division (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">HSBC</a></span>,<span...166 days 41 min ago
+1Thoughts on using Yesware for cold emails?As a junior at a non-target who hasn't landed anything yet for the summer, I've resorted to cold emailing to try to set up <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">informational...154 days 10 hours ago
+1Is there an ideal spread between Unlevered and Levered IRRs?This is in regards to a ground-up multifamily deal. Do investors (in this case, institutional equity partners) look for a healthy spread between these two metrics? I would imagine if the levered <span class='keyword_link'><a...155 hours 34 min ago
+1Hedge-Fund Managers With Flashy Sports Cars Make Worse InvestorsRecently read this interesting article <a href="">which claims hedge-fund managers with flashy sports cars make for worse investors.</a> The article cites an experiment done a group of...145 days 6 hours ago
+1Trip to NYC and LA (off-the-wall ideas)?In June, a few mates and I (from UK in mid-20s) are heading to NYC and LA for a trip (two weeks in total). I was wondering if anyone on here has any advice for things to do/places to go there that isn't just the standards stuff you see on the likes of trip advisor etc? The more...142 days 10 hours ago
+1Disney and Star WarsI recently read an interesting article regarding of <a href =””> Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.</a> Back in 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4b. At the time, <a...142 days 3 hours ago
+1IUHey, everyone I decided to take IU direct admit to Kelly instead of UNC or NYU, is this a bad decision. I really like the IB workshop.142 days 9 hours ago
+1Advice for a High School Senior going to Rutgers? I didn't do so well in high school and got a 3.4 gpa and am going to Rutgers next year. To stay productive I am learning python and will eventually try to learn algorithm <span class='keyword_link'><a...142 days 11 hours ago
+1NESCAC Schools?Would you guys mind ranking the NESCAC schools from best to worst. I heard they were really good and underrated for IB142 hours 13 min ago
+1Is it time to dump gold?People say gold is real money while our paper bills are not, because <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">fiat</a></span> money has no intrinsic value. However, in this <a...136 hours 52 min ago
+1How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym? Recently, I read a Business Insider article that listed 17 ways to trick yourself into going to the gym. Some of my favorites are leaving your gym bag at your office, thinking about the money you're pouring into a gym membership, mixing up your workout, entering any and all gym challenges,...131 day 12 hours ago
+1Prop to Bank/FundI'm a discretionary rates trader at a prop firm. My P&L for 2016 was low 6 figures. Talented guys at my firm who have been around longer than me earn mid 6 figures and less than a handful broke the 7 figure mark. I'm talented enough to continue grinding this out going forward...138 hours 37 min ago
+1What's your way of tackling all those work emails?Hey guys. I barely started working at an office and find the amount of unnecessary emails overwhelming. I find that I have to go back and forth with some co-workers because they didn't specify the exact day or because they wrote a long-winded email that doesn't make sense. I...135 days 4 hours ago
+1Underwriting Analyst to Development?Interviewing for an underwriting analyst role with a multifamily lender. Debt side role involving analyzing, processing and packaging multifamily and commercial loans. I eventually want to go into development or acquisitions. Not sure if this role would really be a good step in the right...121 day 7 hours ago
+1Accrual vs AmortizationWhat's better for the bottom line? Expense accruals or Amortization. What is the difference between two and how it impacts the P&L? Thanks!112 days 10 hours ago
+2Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? 1155 min 51 sec ago
+1Wealth Management Internship Interview Questions and Pointers?Hello! So I have an interview for my very first internship coming up in a few days...I'm getting really nervous. The internship kind of just fell into my lap, and I ran with it, but I'm still kind of clueless. Not too sure if I want to get into wealth management, I just wanna get out...104 days 15 hours ago
+1Most tax efficient thing to do with my 40k+ bonus??I'm currently on a 80k salary base, but I currently don't have a 401k, retirement thing set up at my work yet because, long story short, I declined to do so because I need to take care of personal family things, etc. Anyways, I've been doing well at my work and will probably will...104 days 9 hours ago
+1CFA materials: kaplan or wiley? I wanna start preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> asap, could you please give some suggestion which is the best material, where...102 days 15 hours ago
+1Moving from IB to AM - ProcessHey guys, So most are familiar with the general process for moving from IB to PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, but what about...109 hours 20 min ago
+1Can someone explain what post MBA MBB exit opportunities are really like? I am headed to a business school in the fall and my goal is to exit into a rotational program in industry. But I am also exploring other options because well, the full time MBA is my one chance in life to totally change the trajectory of my career. So why not look at what's out...93 days 12 hours ago
+1Got 2 offers, any advice?-Located in London -Obviously the offers I have aren't at the best i-banks like a lot of people here receive. But I think of it as a starting point. -My aim is to make it into strat consulting or preferably IB. Will do an MBA if necessary Offer 1 Big 4 Corp Fin- M&A, ranked very...82 days 23 hours ago
+1JPM Industrials vs LevFin GroupI got a summer associate offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span> NY office and have the choice to pick between Industrials, Energy or <span...71 day 11 hours ago
+1brown shoes in interviewI know there is already a thread, but would like to hear more opinions. Will an interviewer really ding me for having brown shoes with a navy suit?73 days 6 hours ago
+1Boutique IB on the spot case study HALP!!!!I have an upcoming on the spot case study for a small boutique on the west coast (US). This is an entry level analyst position (I graduated undergrad last month) and the case study is the 1st round interview. This is a pen, paper & calculator case study. I will be given a hypothetical...71 day 8 hours ago
+1Nail In the CoffinThe same publication that began the spectacle that is Elizabeth Holmes's decline... The Wall St. Journal seems unrelenting with their Theranos stories. It looks like they are in for more hard times. [Theranos Slashes Staff, Voids More Test...73 days 13 hours ago
+1Group Selection J.P. MorganI accepted a generalist <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> Summer analyst offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...79 hours 3 min ago
+1Post MBA: PIMCO portfolio associate or Launch 10MM Hedge FundHi WSO monkies, Would like to get your thoughts on this choice. Currently a 1st year MBA student at top 5 B-School. Previous Experience: Macro FICC derivatives desk at top <span class='keyword_link'><a...712 hours 53 min ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...74 days 3 hours ago
+1Doing accounting job now. ACCA or CIMA if I want to move into 'investment' later?Hello I started as an accountant in september but my firm doesn't offer ACA. instead they offer ACCA or CIMA. i'm in the UK if that helps i don't particularly want to stay in accounting and want to move into investment/<span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 10 hours ago
+1Analysts...Help me figure this outIts evidently clear that famous large cap stocks (Apple, Google etc) have many analysts (on both sides) covering them and they also happen to have the most daily trade volume on average. All these companies started small and gradually grew, attracting more analysts and investors over time. I...74 days 9 hours ago
+1What are my chances at transferring to Cornell/USC/Georgetown? I'm currently a freshman at a West Coast Private and I am in the process of transferring. I'm just curious what you guys think my chances are at transferring, as I know some members on WSO have had previous experience with the process. Here are my stats College GPA: 3.93 Credits:...73 days 8 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs 2017 Pride Summit/Undergraduate Camp ThreadThe applications for the Pride Summit and the Undergraduate Camp went up today. I just applied and notified my contact in HCM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but communications will not be sent out until the deadline has passed. This thread will be updated after I follow up...62 days 4 hours ago
+1Mck Dallas vs BCG BostonWhat factors (i.e. prestige vs. career trajectory vs. geographic location vs. ease of firm) would you weigh when deciding? Also, is <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...64 days 9 hours ago
+1Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst??Anybody every see this title before? Is it just a different title that some banks use or is it a completely different job position? For a coverage group. Thanks61 day 4 hours ago
+1Size of Deals on Resume for PE RecruitingI work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span> at an EB and although I feel that I am gathering valuable experience, most of my deals would be...63 days 3 hours ago
+1Typical steps to becoming an investment banker?What are the general steps to becoming a full time investment banker at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> firm? 64 hours 4 min ago
+1Lateraling to Deloitte as a BA?Hey guys, I'm a 2016 grad interested in lateraling to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> as a BA. Don't really care if it's federal or...61 day 6 hours ago
+1Should I Accept This Offer? - Recent Grad Seeking AdviceHi All, I recently got an offer at DBRS (4th largest credit rating agency, but not in the Big 3) in their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span>...64 days 13 hours ago
+1Undergrad straight to Cornell MPS RE Possible?I was wondering whether anyone had any idea if Cornell's real estate program was nearly exclusively for experienced professionals? I know Columbia and MIT programs are but I can't find any information online definitively specifying whether or not they would consider an undergrad.51 day 8 hours ago
+1Should I move to the sell side?Hi all, I am asking for some advice. I was hired out of undergrad to work at a small buyside shop at a significant salary discount with the promise of a raise after inflows to the fund occurred. It has been two years without any inflows. Should i jump to the sell side as an associate in...52 days 11 hours ago
+1doing FIG sophomore year?Would it be bad if I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span> IB shop over the summer as a sophomore? Or is the pigeon-holeing thing...54 days 10 hours ago
+1McGill Desautels vs Queens Commerce vs Western Ivey? for undergraduate business with an end goal for investment bankingI am deciding on where i want to go to university next year. I am deciding between McGill Desautels (hopefully honours in investment management), Queens commerce, and Western Ivey HBA. My goal is to be recruited to a big bank in NYC right out of school, get an MBA and go work for a hedge fund....54 days 4 hours ago
+1How would you answer this mutual fund interview question - what is your best and worst investment?I have final rounds with a mutual fund next week. They have asked me to prepare my "best and worst investments" to discuss. Like my previous e-mail, I think that term is totally open to interpretation. How would people define their "best investment?" - Most P&L? -...510 hours 48 min ago
+1Difference between Smaller CRE Firm and Big Shot CRE FirmHey all, I was curious to the differences between joining a smaller brokerage starting off in CRE as compared to a CBRE or JLL type. Is it the difference between you having a shot at succeeding and not having a shot? What really matters starting off?54 days 18 hours ago
+1Houston Boutique Bank HoursI'm looking to get some info on Houston boutique (energy) bank hours. Can anyone shed some light? Looking for bank-specific hours (ie not Houston boutique hours in general). Primarily interested in hours but additional info on culture would be helpful, too. Looking at these...52 days 5 hours ago
+1ESFJ, ISTP, or IDGAF?Once you progress past the point of taking Buzzfeed quizzes to determine who you are, you've probably sat down and taken the Myers-Briggs personality test. If you haven't, I highly recommend you do (click here to take it: When I...523 hours 46 min ago
+1Sell side research case/earnings noteI was wondering if anyone had a good framework for approaching sell side research earnings note cases. I have an upcoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span>...413 hours 58 min ago
+1Blackrock SA Alternative Investments Interview Hi guys, just got an invite for a hirevue for the SA alternative investments position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span>. Does anyone have an idea of...42 days 9 hours ago
+1Future of GOPRO?What does everyone think the future of gopro is? There stock performance has been poor for a while. They also had a recall on their new product, the Mavic drone. Is there small line of products contributing to their demise?21 day 4 hours ago
+1Interesting Podcasts To Help The Day Fly ByI understand that there have been previous podcast threads in the past, and I listen to all the main "Finance and Business Related Ones" Barry Ritholtz, Planet Money, WSJ xyz, Bloomberg Deal of the week. I also listen to a couple non-business related ones: The Moth, Radiolab, Ted...23 days 13 hours ago
+1Mck Phone Interview for Product & Delivery AnalystWhat will be covered in a McK phone interview for Product & Delivery Analyst? The recruiter said I won't be required to take the PST but have to take an SHL assessment. Also, will they be available for times after normal working hours?119 hours 4 min ago
+1Paper LBO ExamplesHi everyone, Do any of you have paper <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">LBO</a></span> examples you can share with me? Tried to look online and didn't have much...13 days 11 hours ago
+1Top M&A teams at JPMHi, I'll be joining <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span>'s London office in <span class='keyword_link'><a...14 days 15 hours ago
+1Men vs. Women DiversityI was recently at an event where all the incoming IB SA's got together and I noticed something. It seems that although the split seems to be about 60/40 men to women, the group of women seem to be more racially diverse than the men. Is this something any of you have noticed? And if so...12 days 5 hours ago
+1How can I be less of a scrub in the future?Hello, I am working for a Fortune 10 Energy & Oil company right now and I'm looking to break out. Currently, I am part of a brand new analytics platform which is trying to capture every single Downstream market transaction, which we will quant the hell out of for eventual profit....04 days 20 hours ago
+1Moelis Young Leaders Diversity ProgramJust an FYI, saw this come across my feed on LinkedIn and thought some of you could take advantage: [quote]Calling all sophomore undergrads in the US! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Moelis</a></span>...01 day 13 hours ago
+1Are Robots coming for Wall Street jobs?**“All these guys, they’re gone,” the trader said, pointing out over the large trading floor. “In their place, we’ll have five programmers.”** "Trading will migrate to hedge funds. Jobs in the back office and stock-research departments will be done by machines. The heavy...04 days 8 hours ago
+1SSRI's and High-Stress JobsThere have been a few recent threads discussing the potential benefits and drawbacks of various legal stimulants on job performance, but I haven't seen much discussion around the effect of other (legal) psychoactive drugs on performance in high stress jobs like those found in the finance...01 day 2 hours ago
+1WSO Happy Hour: Thur 1/19, 7:30pm @5th and Mad: The New Year's Edition!Happy almost 2017, dear monkeys! A resolution of mine is to be more consistent with monthly happy hours, and to that end we are starting 2017 off right with a drink-a-thon at our usual watering hole, 5th and Mad! Last time was a very pleasant event indeed, and there were requests for a Thursday...01 week 6 days ago
+1Stepping stone if you're interested in PE or VC or IB - Case CompetitionWanted to share this with folks and pay it forward from a recent discussion with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BAML</a></span> analyst, she shared a great story about how she...06 days 5 hours ago
+1Enlightenment Era vs. Roman Republic (College elective class)Hey guys, I'm finalizing my schedule and in order to fulfill one of my history requirements, I can either take "Western Civilization since 1700" or "History of the Roman Republic". Assume both classes are the same size, and the prestige of each respective professor...66 days 1 hour ago
+1Businessman wrecks every Bernie supporter ever at Occupy protest (Peter Schiff - 1%er)Instead of watching a regular Hollywood flick for **1.5hrs**, watch this instead. Peter is the *occam razor* in slicing people open to reveal the **truth.** This stunt was done almost half a decade ago during the Occupy WallStreet movement. * How has our society, and its people,...222 hours 30 min ago
+1Always the last analyst copied last on emails -- Any psychological significance to this?Analyst in a product group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>. Whenever VP's or MD's send my four analyst group emails, I am always the...194 days 10 hours ago
+1Silicon Valley people aren't having sex. This is why.Unlike Wall Street, Silicon Valley isn't as glammed up as Wall Street is in Hollywood. In this <a href="">article</a> Peter Thiel says...31 hour 17 min ago
0Knit TiesAre knitted ties acceptable in the office? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> banks? If so are there any brands you'd recommend? thank you23 days 13 hours ago
0Any Germans willing to help me translate my resume?Hi guys, any Germans out here that would be willing to help me out? I was asked to translate my resume into German (don't ask why lol). I used to be fluent in German but I haven't used it for the last 6 years so I'm a bit rusty + finance terms are another beast in every...015 hours 43 min ago
0VC and PE InternshipHello monkeys: So, I'm a Freshmen in my second semester at a local community college. I'm not in a major city--AKA New York or Chicago--the closest major city to me is Fort Lauderdale in Florida. My goal is to break into VC or PE. I figured the bestway to do that would be the same...03 days 5 hours ago
0Any thoughts on these next generation activist hedge funds?I am researching for my next steps after finishing the 2 years of investment banking with a focus on restructuring at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>. I...24 days 11 hours ago
+1GS IBD vs Securities DivisionWhat are career prospects at each? in terms of salary, exit opps, salary growth, etc. Lmk what your thoughts are.62 days 16 hours ago
+1Accepting an offer with no relocation stipend?I received an offer from a top-tier economic consulting firm in the fall. After getting rejected by so many employers, I jumped to accept, even after finding out that there is no relocation assistance. I thought that since I am a second year, it would be pretty difficult to find a better deal...182 hours 36 min ago
+7Do BB bankers really make that much money when you adjust for the cost of living?Most of the big banks are in New York and Glassdoor has their salary between $100-$150k first year. New York is an expensive liberal shithole. $150k is like $60-$70K In Texas dollars. Edit: This does not take into account the near 50% tax rate in NY and the incredible amount of hours worked....679 hours 52 min ago
+5Can Twitter go bankrupt already!Trump is using the social media platform to support Assange, which is essentially a slap in the face to people that serve in our government, even if he is exposing the truth. The main issue here: will Trump ever be able to remove the sticky goo that keeps his fingers typing 140 characters or...315 days 7 hours ago
+9What the f*ck have I done with my life??Here I am, two months shy of my 40th birthday, and my husband and I are buying a condo in downtown Austin which feels like a total admission of failure. How can I convince him to hang onto a shred of ambition so we can stay in New York, or even Paris, or convince him to switch professions so I...502 hours 20 min ago
+11PSA for Wannabe Interns: About Your Application...Okay so I’ve tried to be nice and avoid saying this all week but there’s only so much hysteria a gal can take. Wannabe <span class='keyword_link'><a...509 hours 9 min ago
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