| Just Quit Investment BankingI was one of those high school seniors that posted on WallStreetOasis in the ye olde days when it was known as ibankingoasis.com, and well, despite my earlier enthusiasm for the job, I decided to quit this week.
I wanted to both share my story and get some guidance/perspective from the...|| 2 years 10 months|
| Series 79 mistake during exam, will I have to...I just took the Series 79 and got a 90% on it. Normally that means I would be getting trashed right now, but I accidentally wrote a calculation on the Exhibit handout instead of on the
scratch paper. When I turned it in the proctor made a huge deal about it and said that she would have to report...|| 4 months 3 weeks|
| Girl AdviceSo I haven't gone out much since coming to New York. The guys in my analyst class seem pretty serious about banking (most of them are practicing their Excel shortcuts or something), so I haven't really been able to get them to go out.
Went out with my sublet roommate and made out with this...|| 4 years 3 months|
| NYC Need a RoommateHey everyone,
I'm an incoming analyst at a major investment bank. Looking for a roommate who is also in IB, just to avoid bullshit (roommates partying when I need to sleep). I'm in NYC right now. Looking for someone who is chill and down to go out if he has the time. I'm from California and...|| 4 years 3 months|
| Getting jipped?Okay, just want to see what the BBs are doing with regards to incoming NYC analysts. Are flights being covered for you guys, or is my non-BB bank just being cheap (like it usually is)?|| 4 years 3 months|
| Barclays Hong Kong - Word on the StreetHow's Barclays HK reputation? I have a few offers in leveraged finance on the table with banks in NY (Wells Fargo or Barclays level in terms of levfin league tables in the US, but with much less of a global brand name than Barclays). The HK position would be a generalist position doing what I am...|| 4 years 11 months|
| Shit to do in NYC before SAHopped off the plane a few hours ago, and I have two days to kill in NYC.
My summer internship in IB starts in 2 days. First time on the East Coast, and I don't know anyone in the area.
I want to keep the sightseeing shit to a bare minimum. I'm thinking just taking the subway to Wall Street...|| 5 years 4 months|
| "Cheating" during the CFA ExamIt looks like I might have violated the CFA code of ethics...
So I woke up early, and drove to the CFA testing center. The parking lot that the CFA exam was using was cash only, so I had to drive around to find an ATM. Got to the test center seconds before the doors closed.
I did well on...|| 5 years 4 months|
| Credit Suisse's Surprising M&A ClimbCredit Suisse's Surprising M...|| 5 years 4 months|
| CFA sucksCFA sucks. I started preparing the CFA Level 1 exam a week ago. I borrowed my friend's SchweserNotes. Reading through this material is painful. I can't imagine using a tenth of this as an investment banking analyst or in most other finance jobs.
The exam fee is ridiculous too. $1,000+ to take...|| 5 years 4 months|