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0Ethical to continue interviewing even after recently starting new job?I graduated a year ago and have been networking and applying for 100's of jobs every month nonstop. I applied on Monster, interviewed, got an offer early this year and accepted it (let's call this Company A.) I've been in contact with another company (Company B) through Networking which is lar...72 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Ernst & Young LLP02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: Rothschild02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Warburg Pincus02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Review: Moelis & Company02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank02 years 10 months ago
0Straightforward criticism needed - BB AM and IBD resume - Text in [ ] is to clarify hidden info. [---] means cannot be disclosed - Liberal arts, female, no banking-related experience - Unattractive GPA - Work 2 jobs while taking full coursework to support college education - Been active in exploring options I've been quite into energy lately an...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Moodys Corporation02 years 10 months ago
0QatalystSo I searched some threads and seems there haven't been many discussions about Qatalyst since 2011. Anyone have any updated info? Obviously know it's a top notch shop with great deal flow and the place to be for Tech, but anything more specific would be awesome. Also, has anyone been through the ...32 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: Nomura Holdings02 years 10 months ago
0CV, UK - Let's rock.[..]...82 years 10 months ago
0Online psychometric tests..Any ideas on the best way to prepare for these psychometric tests banks use in the (SA) application process?...32 years 10 months ago
0Does anyone have "Entrepreneurial Finance" by Smith and smith?I am looking for a softcopy of the book or any good notes too. I googled, but couldn't find anything....42 years 10 months ago
0Do i still have a chance for a career in Corporate FinanceHi guys, I am 25 this year with economics & finance degree in semi target uni in the UK. Having failed to find a job, i decided to take a master and looked into other profession, so i have done a master in law also in a semi- target. Since graduating in 2012, i decided that law is not right for me, ...12 years 10 months ago
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0GMAT tuition in SingaporeHi all, I'm in the middle of preparing for my GMAT (aiming 700+). Since Singaporeans score really well at the GMAT and due to the fact that I will be living in SG for the next couple months I want to get some tuition in it to maximize my chances. Since there are multiple tuitions in singapore,...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Ridge Capital02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Capgemini02 years 10 months ago
0If you were me, would you do this?I went to a non target school in Vancouver BC about a year away from finishing my accounting degree. Only accounting firms recruit from this school. My passion is with the markets and my dream job is on a trade desk at a BB or Hedgefund. Would you think its worth dropping out of the school I'm i...42 years 10 months ago
0Evercore Hong Kong - Details and team?Does anyone know anything about Evercore Hong Kong? Who runs the team, size of team so far, etc? I know they only recently started an office there, but that's all I know......52 years 10 months ago
0Retarded Question RE: Bond TradingHi all, This will come across as slighly special, and maybe I am overthinking it but was just wondering if someone could help. If you are a Sov bond trader on the buy side, I.e working at a macro fund. Is your reasoning for buying the govvies for capital appreciation or yield? or both? Lik...52 years 10 months ago
0Non-compete clause PE AssociateHey guys, I was wondering, if some of you have experience with non-compete clauses in employment contracts for pre-MBA Associates. Is it usual in the industry to have these? And if yes, how long is typical? I assume that, if its long (say 6 months or so), this can be a major burden to get hir...42 years 10 months ago
0Purchase Obligations in case of Liquidation Hey guys, I was wondering what happens to the purchase obligations (non-cancelable ones) when the company is going into a liquidation? Do the counter-party of these obligations gets paid by the company that going into the liquidation anyways, and before the shareholders? (let's assume the com...22 years 10 months ago
0A discussion on leaving Wall Street/The next big industryFirst off, I'd like to introduce myself, as I have been coming to this site for a number of years, but have never posted until now. Secondly, while I do see a myriad of posts on WSO, one that has continually come up is "how the financial industry is on a major downtrend in terms of both pay and oppo...02 years 10 months ago
0Exiting Financial AdvisoryI'm trying to get an idea for possible paths of being a financial advisor. I know mainly they stay as an advisor and build their book, but I'm wondering how easy it is to transition into analysis....12 years 10 months ago
0UC San Diego semi target?I have been admitted to UC San Diego undergrad and was wondering whether it is possible to break into investment banking from this school. I am majoring in comp engineering but plan to switch to comp sci as it will be easier to maintain a high GPA for grad school....152 years 10 months ago
0Two questions from "Essays of Warren Buffett"Hi everyone. I was just reading this book and came across two points which i didn't understand. 1. Cunningham says: "First, standards for measuring a CEO's performance are inadequate or easy to manipulate, so a CEO's performance is harder to measure than that of most workers. Second, no one i...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: PMA Financial Network02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Credit Suisse02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Moelis & Company02 years 10 months ago
0How Much Do FT Analysts Know Before Start (GS,MS,BX)?A friend of mine (and yes, in this situation it actually is a friend) is starting at a GS TMT/MS M&A/ BX type ibanking job (won't say which to remain anonymous). He is quite nervous because he did an internship at a different firm and not in banking, and got really lucky with getting the job. He doe...152 years 10 months ago
0Michael Lewis Vanity Fair piece: "Goldman's Geek Tragedy"Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? To be honest, I’m really surprised that no one's really talked about this post yet on WSO given its content. It is a very long piece, so I imagine some of you were like me at first and didn’t have the attentio...312 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Bates White Economic Consulting02 years 10 months ago
0GS SSG - Alternative EnergyIs anyone here familiar with this group? If you can post/shoot a message it'd be very helpful. I have a friend who's interested Thanks...92 years 10 months ago
0how prevalent is depression at top universities?I go to a top 20 and it seems like everyone around me is depressed. At the same time, a lot of the universities that are known for this sort of things are top schools like cornell (suicides) or harvard or uchicago. Anyone from an elite school wanna chime in? ...172 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Bluefin Trading LLC02 years 10 months ago
0GS TMT LAHeard that GS is setting up a TMT group in LA from someone. Can anyone here confirm or comment on this? Thx...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Macquarie Group Limited ABN02 years 10 months ago
0Upper MM PE HoursKeep hearing that hours at megafunds are similar or close to banking. Is it the same for top MMs as well, or do they typically have better lifestyles? (CD&R, H&F, Berkshire, and the likes)...92 years 10 months ago
0Centerview Interns Get $50K Signing Bonushttp://dealbreaker.com/2013/08/signing-bonus-watch-13-centerview-partners/ Can anyone confirm these numbers?...272 years 10 months ago
0Living away from the home officeI was wondering if any consulting firms would let first years live in a different major city than the office? After just searching around online, it seems like people have suggested that this happens but I haven't actually heard of anyone being allowed to do it. Is it something that's possible a...112 years 10 months ago
0Fast Money SucksI'm stuck in the office during lunch and was wondering, does anyone have a better show to watch during lunch? Everything after squawk on CNBC horrible. Switch to BBG TV?...72 years 10 months ago
0Order Work Experience by Time or RelevanceMy position this upcoming semester is far less relevant than my summer internship this year. Should I switch the order so the relevant thing is on top or does it not even matter?...42 years 10 months ago
0Non-target, Seattle AM intern -- Potential IB groups?I'm a rising senior at a non-target (UW in Seattle) with a 3.7 GPA (finance) and currently in a non-IBD internship at a reputable AM firm in Seattle. What are my options out there for full-time analyst positions come fall 2014?...22 years 10 months ago
0Computer Science major for HF?Hello, everyone I'm a Computer Science major with an Economics minor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I'm interested in computer science as well as finance, and I'm considering working in this field (right now, HF or VC, but it's too soon to be certain). Will a CS major allow me to lan...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Goldman Sachs02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Blackstone Group02 years 10 months ago
0Question about Net Working CapitalSometimes Ill be looking at a company's 10K and come across both the balance sheet and either the cash flow statement or a note which show differences in the change of non cash items. For instance...Lets say you view the balance sheet and comparing the beginning vs. ending balance of Accounts Rec...12 years 10 months ago
0Ecuador and Oil drilling... reviewing a new policy perspectiveWhat would you say to a neighbor who is suddenly demanding that you or the city pay him to stop littering in the neighborhood, afterall it is to the locality’s advantage that he refrain from doing so? Can we demand remuneration for ‘refraining’ from activities that are perceived as bad fo...02 years 10 months ago
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0Asking for a referral from the COO?My alumni comes from a compliance background and currently holds the COO position for corporate banking at a major bank. After I sent him an introductory email that stated my interest in DCM with an offer for a phone chat, he replied with "Please let me know how I can assist." Should I be direct a...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Cornerstone Research02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Houlihan Lokey02 years 10 months ago
0rosenbaum excel templatesI just bought the 1st edition of investment banking by rosenbaum, but the excel templates are no long available online.(only the 2nd edition ones are) I was wondering if anyone can pm me them. thanks a lot....22 years 10 months ago
0CRE/CMBS questionsI'm interviewing for an RE finance group soon, and wanted to get a feel for some of the basic technicals? Anyone mind posting some? Thanks ...12 years 10 months ago
0What is your opinion on getting a tattoo?I come from an italian family, and despite my parents always saying "never get a tattoo"/"it doesn't look good"/ etc. etc. many of my family members (1st,2nd,3rd cousins) have gotten a few on their calves, backs, and arms saying la famiglia/Sicily/other questionable membership related tattoo's. Alt...732 years 10 months ago
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0PE Sourcing - Myth of the Proprietary deal?How difficult is it to find a proprietary deal by just scouring the internet? Given an interest in a particular sub-industry, how many companies is reasonable to expect to find in, for example, one week? Obviously these questions may lead to nebulous answers, but any input is appreciated....82 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0Consolidated ModelHi guys, im trying to consolidate opco models for a conglomerate with business segments in fig / utilities / telecom, etc. Problem is that I have no idea how.. Would be very grateful if anyone suggest any good precedent material i can follow? Willing to pay for legit sources if necessary. T...12 years 10 months ago
0Investment Banking/Stockbroking career help I am looking to go to Uni and was wondering whether I could get into one of the investment banks in the city of london. Looking to do Industrial Economics at Nottingham Uni. Any potential views on whether I could get into either of the two careers posted above with this degree. Cheers...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 10 months ago
0Whatever happened to that paid Fantasy Football league idea?Are people still down? I'm thinking 10-12 teams, for maybe like $50? More or less depending on how everyone feels. I've never actually created a paid league so I'm not exactly sure how to do it, I usually just play for free on ESPN but I'm looking to win some money haha...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: IBM02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: IBM02 years 10 months ago
0Junior Summer InternshipI want to receive a full time offer at MBB when I graduate. I attend a top 3 undergrad business school (according to business week rankings). In addition to directly applying to MBB... should I apply to Accenture, Oliver Wyman and NERA Economic consulting in NYC for my summer internship? ...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank02 years 10 months ago
0How Much Jobs Should You Show On LinkedIn?How much jobs should be listed on your LinkedIn? Should everything from high school to present be listed? If one had manager positions in high school should that still be shown on LinkedIn? Should you still write thorough descriptions for jobs from many years ago?...52 years 10 months ago
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0Tips for (finance) studentsDear, I am currently studying finance at a non target school in the Neterlands (university of amsterdam). Next year, it's my 3rd year, the last year of my bachelor fase. Fields of interest: finance / investment banking / (financial) consultancy --- (project based jobs). I am a very ambitiou...02 years 10 months ago
0Recent graduate wanting to go into Sales/TradingBasically, I am a recent Law graduate from England with a 2.1 from Newcastle University. I plan on taking a masters in Economic History from LSE. My amount of experience is not great, pretty average, and I am wondering what I could do to give myself a good chance of getting a job in a bulge bracket...22 years 10 months ago
0Engineer--> MBA--> finance?Hi Everyone, A classmate of mine mentioned this site as a good place to come and get career transition advice. My undergrad is in engineering and I currently work as a licensed professional engineer. If all goes well I will graduate with an MBA with a concentration in financial analysis from an AACS...02 years 10 months ago
0How to deal with limited work experience in college?Hi guys, I'm an international student, currently a rising sophomore at a target (think stern, ross etc). Because of restrictions on the number of months I can work in the US, I've been advised to pursue an internship in the US only in the summer after my junior year. However, as I am in the mi...62 years 10 months ago
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0Financial & Valuation Modeling for the Oil & Gas Industry (Houston)Financial & Valuation modeling training for corporate finance, investment banking, and business development analysts and associates within the Oil & Gas industry Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wal...02 years 10 months ago
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0Financial and Valuation Modeling Seminar (Washington DC)CFA Washington is pleased to offer, in partnership with Wall Street Prep, one of Wall Street Prep's most popular courses to equip busy professionals and students with the financial skills they need on the job. Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA st...02 years 10 months ago
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0Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp (Boston)Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wall Street Prep's popular Boot Camps bridge the gap between academics and the real world, to equip professionals and students with practical financial skills they need on...02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Review: Raymond James Financial Inc.02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Keystone Strategy02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: State Street Corporation02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: IBM02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Fisher Investments02 years 10 months ago
+3Prime Brokerage Stories: Mentally FiredThis is third in a series called “Prime Brokerage Stories,” real life experiences from a close family member who worked in this area of the Street for 30 years. For an introduction to PB so it all makes sense, see here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/what-is-prime-brokerage Even though t...42 years 10 months ago
0Applying to Jobs via USPS Is it best to apply via USPS when the company does not give an email address, or should the e-mail be used? Also how does a printed cover letter differ from one that is e-mailed?...42 years 10 months ago
0TN Visa problemsHas anyone here had any experience with TN visa problems. I was lucky enough to win the H1B lottery and get one for Oct 2007, but I needed the TN (nafta) visa in order to get in a couple months early for training and then I would switch to H1 in october. Went to the border, met the biggest assho...212 years 10 months ago

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