|+3||Post-MBA IB Mega ThreadHey everyone,
This site has a lot of information available for prospective analysts but lacks a lot of content for prospective associates. Since we are in MBA application season, I thought it may be helpful to create a mega thread that discusses investment banking as a post business school career...||thecm||9||3 days 7 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: Lazard||0||3 days 7 hours ago|
|0||~$100mm fund analyst offer straight from undergrad- to take or not?I am fortunate enough to have the rare opportunity to join a fund as an analyst directly from undergrad. The role will include traditional investment related duties: financial modeling (cap table, 3 statements, valuation), investors communication (decks), market analysis, due diligence, and sourcing...||VCbabymonkey||3||3 days 8 hours ago|
|+35||Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of FailureMod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA here. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.
I learnt a lot about failure during my time on Wall Street. Over the fifteen years, I felt like a failure every month. Failure did not feel good. Sometimes the...||wilowallstreet||16||3 days 8 hours ago|
|0||What would you do if you had a perfect memory?Have you hear of Jill Price? The woman's brain has a fantastic memory. She can't forget things that happened years ago.She is an administrator at a religious school. Not everyone swim in the type A pool, but what type of job would you take with that memory?
http://youtu.be/SoxsMMV538U...||FlakieBear||26||3 days 8 hours ago|
|0||How to Value An Oil & Gas CompanyHi,
Can anyone tell me what the key factors are when looking to value an oil or gas company? What are the industry specific factors influencing the an oil or gas stock? What metrics would I use to value a specific oil and gas stock?
Any help would be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance....||seanjames198142||13||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Private Equity Case Study + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/18/2015In case you missed our November 18th webinar entitled Private Equity Case Study, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session w...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Consulting Case Seminar + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/12/2015In case you missed our November 12th webinar entitled Consulting Case Seminar, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session wit...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Specific Tips to Improve Your Networking (email, linkedin, phone, in-person etc) + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/11/2015In case you missed our November 11th webinar entitled Specific Tips to Improve Your Networking (email, linkedin, phone, in-person etc), have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Vid...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Consulting Case + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/9/2015In case you missed our November 9th webinar entitled Consulting Case, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Ethan?...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Secondary Markets and how the careers differ from direct PE / investing? + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/8/2015In case you missed our November 8th webinar entitled Secondary Markets and how the careers differ from direct PE / investing?, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Recruiting for internships/ft jobs in banking in Toronto + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/4/2015In case you missed our November 4th webinar entitled Recruiting for internships/ft jobs in banking in Toronto, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want t...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Private Equity Case + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/3/2015In case you missed our November 3rd webinar entitled Private Equity Case, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Be...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Commodities Research - Week in the Life + Q&A – 8am ET, 12/2/2015In case you missed our November 2nd webinar entitled Commodities Research - Week in the Life, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentor...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Rewind - Private Banking Wealth Management - Everything You Need to Know + Q&A – 8am ET, 11/29/2015In case you missed our October 29th webinar entitled Private Banking Wealth Management - Everything You Need to Know, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you...||wsomentors||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||China Blacklists: Foreign ESL Teachers, Schools, Agents, Job & Internship Scams - Reviews & TestimonialsSo you want to work or intern in China? The sharks are waiting for your inquiry so go ahead and call or send your email. Within hours you will be contacted and told everything you want to hear - except the truth. You will not be told the most important stuff...
* China's legal requirements that ...||Rosco||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: C4 Ventures||0||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||Alumni e-mail response rateI just started in a MSF program and I am trying to network for consulting and F500 roles. I have just started networking this week (never had to in undergrad) and so far I have sent out 30 e-mails to alums to set up a time to speak and received 3 responses (10% success rate).
Is this the kind of...||nelly0||15||3 days 10 hours ago|
|0||http://www.york-me-community.org/groups/bngobadshh-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2-online-free-2015-movie-hd/The Hunger Games movies, now wrapping up with the fourth installment, Mockingjay - Part 2, split the difference. In the series' opening film, 2012's The Hunger Games, director Gary Ross loyally adapted Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel without much visual or narrative distinction. But when Francis ...||yoxudayo||0||3 days 11 hours ago|
|0||Have You Ever Rejected a Pretty Girl?Have you ever rejected a girl that was a 7+? I'm not talking about sleeping with her and then rejecting her... I'm talking about a scenario where you knew an objectively attractive girl was interested in you and you wouldn't even take her out on a date, and if she asked if you thought she was pretty...||passiveincome||27||3 days 11 hours ago|
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|0||Company Compensation: Duff & Phelps||0||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Asia EM Equity Sales Trader - Ask awayHi all, relatively new round here.~
But I've been working in Asia equity sales trading for around 2/3 years now for a regional investment bank. I'm originally from Europe but networked my way into a job in Asia.
Equity sales trading clearly a very specialist role and I don't feel many of the...||Tricky3003||3||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||London Summer Internships: Greenhill vs Moelis Anyone got thoughts on how the two programmes compare, or more broadly how you would rank the two banks in London? ...||Sweetener951||2||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Should I Take a Modeling Course?Hi,
I graduated about a year ago with an industrial engineering degree and have been working in software consulting since. Would taking a financial modelling course like Wall Street Prep give me a leg up in the job hunt? And as far as Wall Street Prep goes, is their certification something that l...||ducks41468||6||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Destory my resume, please!Hi, guys.
I am preparing for my application for grad school.
Can you give me some advices on how to better my resume, please?
Thanks in advance....||Evan918||4||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Financial Modeling for Corporate Finance?Hey guys, looking into breaking into corporate finance and was wondering what the best self study financial modeling program out there? I have solid excel skills but am a novice when it comes to financial modeling. Also, am a novice when it comes to VBA/macros.
I want to learn how to do financia...||jsllc||13||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Transaction experience in London – What are my chances?Dear fellow monkeys.
I would like to ask your advice to hopefully get some clarity around my chances of making a career transition to London, where I can get transaction and valuation experience.
I am from a Scandinavian country (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), have a M.Sc in Economics, passed all...||Klax0n||0||3 days 12 hours ago|
|0||Asking for Investment Reports/Write-UpsHello,
I am trying to write my first investment report on a couple ideas (one long and one short). If anyone could send me their recent investment write-ups for reference I would really appreciate it.
Also, I'll be using these investment reports for job hunting in the HF industry, so if anyon...||d7aug||3||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||Grocery Store stocks: why are P/E ratios so high?I want to create 3 statement, comparable company, and DCF models for a well known grocery store/supermarket chain. My ultimate goal is to use the analysis to create a solid stock pitch for interviews. I've identified a few stocks that analysts are bullish on, but they all have high P/E ratios: Harri...||Rdonahue7||15||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||Asset Management PrimerSo recently I've been looking into AM, but the resources on it are few and far between. I was wondering if anybody could give me a primer of what AM is like at a BB? What's your day like? Hours? Pay? Exit opps? Hierarchy? Technical skills required? college endeavors that would help for hiring? etc....||Jack-O'Connell1||1||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||~!~||BoogAndTheBean||0||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||Things to do in the months before MBA startsWhat do you guys plan to do in order to prepare yourself for the upcoming two years?
1.)Start keeping up with current events. WSJ, HBR, and the Economist at a minimum
2.)Getting healthy. Sleep at least 7 hours consistently and exercise three times a week.
3.)See friends and family cau...||TheTwoHacker||11||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||Webinar: My application to Wharton -- 7pm ET, 12/3/15WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
On Wednesday December 3rd, 7pm ET Wall Street Mentor Ron will be hosting a webinar entitled "My application to Wharton", with a q&a session to follow.
More info from the presenter: "Ronald applied for Wharton for the MBA program. Only 10% of people who applied to Wharton fo...||wsomentors||0||3 days 13 hours ago|
|0||Anybody have extensive knowledge of the forex market - particularly GBPGood afternoon chaps,
I'm really interested in the forex markets, in particular the market for my home currency, the GBP. I'm looking to pursue a forex broking role but I haven't extensive knowledge of the sector - i've always been more of an equities guy.
I was hoping that somebody working w...||TheBritishGuy||2||3 days 14 hours ago|
|+8||Day in the Life: Commercial Real Estate BrokerDay in the Life: Commercial Real Estate Broker
Ever wonder what you do as a commercial real estate broker? The truth is, it’s really hard to do a “day in the life” post for the position because no two days are alike. So, instead of just doing one, I’m going to make this a general day in t...||CRE||42||3 days 14 hours ago|
|0||Few Questions to Start WithHello everyone,
I am currently a 3rd year accounting and finance student and I want to break into a finance job. What I am looking for is a job which does not have an insane amount of time commitment like say 80 hours+.
Which finance position should I aim for if I want something which is arou...||TryHardToMax||1||3 days 14 hours ago|
|0||PwC TAS - Valuations vs. Deloitte Consulting - Federal Business Technology AnalystHello WSO,
I wanted to post a discussion about two offers I received in the past week:
PwC - TAS Valuations
-Valuation and modeling of companies in deal environments
-Providing value measurement and advisory
-80+ hours a week during busy season, travel is possible
-59k, no signing bonus, s...||VALuation||6||3 days 14 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: UBS AG||0||3 days 15 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: CIBC World Markets||0||3 days 15 hours ago|
|0||Restructuring - AdviceHey Everyone,
I was wondering if you all had advice on how to prepare for a summer internship restructuring role. I'm going to try to read Moyer's "Distressed Debt" book, but are there any other tips you have? Are there any online courses I could take?
Any help/advice is much appreciated - tha...||bradyfanatic10||3||3 days 15 hours ago|
|0||Project Finance - exit opportunitiesWhat kind of exit opportunties at Associate 2/3 level in Project Finance with a top player?...||Igo||9||3 days 15 hours ago|
|0||Versa Capital Management?Does anyone have any insight into Versa Capital Management (interview process, culture, reputation, etc)?...||TheLakeShow||1||3 days 16 hours ago|
|+2||Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest private equity interview questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular PE interview Prep Pack.
This new version includes:
- 9 LBO Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content)
- 30+ a...||WallStreetOasis.com||18||3 days 16 hours ago|
|0||Deloitte S&O or Oliver Wyman -- which is better?I have received offers from both Deloitte S&O and Oliver Wyman, both for SF. I am having a very difficult time choosing which one to accept, so I appreciate any advice with respect to the following factors:
1. Work life balance
2. More strategy work
3. Diverse industries
4. More prestigious
...||confusedfuturec...||5||3 days 16 hours ago|
|0||Coming up with stock pitches for interviewsAny advice on coming up with stock picks for interviews at AM firms? How in depth should they be? Where should I look for ideas, etc. ...||monkeyman223131||3||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||How to include P&L in a CV?Morning gang.
Are there any standard ways of incorporating P&L results into a CV? I currently reference the value in a bullet point whilst describing the position i.e. - Shaped strategies through outright and generation spread price analysis, stack modelling and sensitivity testing. Opportuni...||twoplustwo85||2||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||Company Compensation: China International Capital Corporation||0||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||Advice for a chimpAll,
I am a recent graduate from a non-target in Finance and Economics and am currently in the first round of my finance development program. My post is pretty general, but being as I am new to the site I definitely want to take advantage of the knowledge and experience that exists here. In gener...||CFchimp11||0||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: Goldman Sachs||0||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||HK SA: JPM M&A vs BAML M&AHey guys - which is better in terms of dealflow and reputation? JPM or BAML, both of their respective M&A teams?
This is for Hong Kong btw, although I'm interested in how the situation is in NY as well.
Scrooge...||scroogemcduck||1||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||When should you start preparing for the GMAT?le....||Human Capital||26||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||High School Junior in Northeast Looking For Business SchoolsHey WSO,
This is my first post on WSO, how exciting! Anyways, I'm a 16 year old junior in high school, and I am totally going into a finance or economics major in college. Since you are all either in business school or established in the field, I thought you guys could give me some pretty good ad...||Matt-McLaughlin1||5||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||Wells Fargo: CHG: Consumer, Healthcare, GamingAnyone know anything about this group? Deal flow? Exit opps?
Does it have in house M&A execution?
All input is appreciated. ...||dawinner||1||3 days 17 hours ago|
|0||Exit Opportunities for Post-MBA Corporate Development / Strategy AssociatesI'm a post-MBA Associate in the Corp Dev/Strat group of a large publicly traded company and possibly looking to switch jobs at the 1 year mark. Company is in a small city and I'd like to go back to NY.
Ideally I'd like to stay in corp dev, however, is it also possible to switch to Banking or may...||CorpDev1||2||3 days 18 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: KeyBanc Capital Markets||0||3 days 18 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase||0||3 days 18 hours ago|
|0||Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs||0||3 days 19 hours ago|
|+7||Divergence in the Drug Businesses: Pharmaceuticals and BiotechnologyIn the last two weeks, I have started writing about Pfizer’s courting of Allergan, the epic fall of Valeant and the unraveling of the Theranos story, but I have held back because all three stories have to be set against the backdrop of the changing health care business. While there are numerous st...||Aswath Damodaran||3||3 days 19 hours ago|
|+5||Runaway Stories and Fairy Tale Endings: The Cautionary Tale of TheranosI saw the new Steve Jobs movie, with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, over the weekend. As a long-time Apple user and investor, I must confess that I was bothered by the way in which the film played fast and loose with the facts, but I also understand that this is a movie. Sorkin clearly saw the bene...||Aswath Damodaran||10||3 days 19 hours ago|
|0||Gramercy AdvisorsHas anyone every heard of Gramercy Advisors. They're located in Greenwich CT and invest only in emerging markets. Harry Markowitz works there as a senior advisor. What is their rep?...||markhobbus||1||3 days 20 hours ago|
|0||Company Interview: KPMG Corporate Finance||0||3 days 20 hours ago|
|0||Webinar: Consulting Case -- 5pm ET, 11/24/15WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
On Tuesday November 24th, 5pm ET Wall Street Mentor Alberto will be hosting a webinar entitled "Consulting Case - Retirement Apartment Complexes", with a q&a session to follow. Alberto is an industry veteran with experience in Consulting.
The presentation will be about ~40...||wsomentors||0||3 days 20 hours ago|
|0||Structured Products HelpHi everyone, wanted to get some thoughts here. Currently in a fixed income position with the chance to specify if I want to work with credit derivatives (CDS, IRS, etc) or work with structured products ( MBS,CMBS. Agency and non agency,etc).
Was wondering what you guys thought of the outlook of ...||junior B||1||3 days 20 hours ago|
|0||Ever thought of porking a fat girl?So my friend sent me a clip of a really fat chick riding a skinny dude and I literally couldn't stop laughing because it looked like he was getting suffocated and giving his last twitches before croaking. Anyway, it got me thinking about what it would be like...but I'm pretty sure I would not be dow...||sick_willy||44||3 days 21 hours ago|
|0||GS SLC - Downtown vs Chipeta Way ....||Elgodfather||2||3 days 21 hours ago|
|0||Summer in Capital Markets to Coverage/M&A for FT?I have read a lot of old threads, but I still can't decide.
Should I take an offer from BAML capital markets (ECM/DCM) or should I keep interviewing? Any OCR for my school is finished. The only possibility is that 2 BBs may come back to take more, but besides that, which isn't even a guarantee, I...||banking923||5||3 days 21 hours ago|
|0||Would You Buy a Mentor?I'm thinking about getting a career coach. I think it would be helpful for my long-term career development (not head hunter / job search).
Was wondering if anyone out there had any advice / experiences to share, recommendations, cautionary tales etc.
SB's for any valuable guidance. ...||TorontoMonkey1328||11||3 days 21 hours ago|
|0||Company Compensation: Duff & Phelps||0||3 days 21 hours ago|
|+4||3 Reasons Canadians Aren’t Seeing Lower Pump PricesCanada is one of the top oil producing nations in the world, producing around 4.3 million barrels per day according the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). You might assume that with crude oil prices testing their August lows that Canadians are seeing extremely low pump prices for gasoline;...||Justin.||2||3 days 21 hours ago|