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Goldman Sachs meets TinderThe GSElevator twitter account posted a link to this video/short film and I thought it was pretty hilarious. Kinda drags on a bit but the first 5 minutes are gold. 9 2 years 2 weeks
How to best leverage my last undergrad semester?Hi all, I have one semester of undergrad left at a semi-target and am trying to maximize my chances of getting into a top ten (five?) MBA program after two years of work in Equity Research at a Bulge Bracket firm. There's a chance I might go the CFA route, but for now I want to keep my options... 6 2 years 4 months
2013 II Rankings Out JPM on top once again. Surprised to see Barclays slip down to 4th. What are your guys thoughts? Also curious if these rankings actually matter. As a new hire I often hear about them but I'm not sure if people actually care. 5 2 years 7 months
Will light senior year courseload hurt MBA...Hi All, Having accepted my full-time offer at a BB, will taking the minimum required credits and a bunch of easy classes hurt my chances at getting into a top-tier MBA down the road? I want to be more involved in my extra-curriculars, have free time for reading, and maintain my high GPA, so I... 2 2 years 8 months
gs vs cs vs ms vs barclays urgent. 2 3 months 4 weeks
Explaining Why I don't Want to do BankingSo I'm having a discussion with some representatives with the IBD of a BB this week. The problem is I've only applied to the bank's research internship program and have no intention of applying to IBD. Any ideas how I can make this a positive recruiting experience while also explaining to them... 11 3 years 4 months
Networking DifficultiesHey all, So I'm trying to land an equity research internship next summer at a BB. I've successfully networked with two so far and am looking to connect with J.P. Morgan. The problem is that they aren't recruiting on-campus and their is no one in the alumni database that works in research. So... 10 3 years 5 months
AP Test Scores GS AppHey everyone, I apologize if this question is trivial, but I'm curious to hear your opinions. I'm about to submit my GS SA application and there is a section for "Pre-University" Examinations. I'm listing my ACT score, but would it look bad if I left out my AP scores? They aren't terrible,... 7 3 years 5 months


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Dumbest shit I've ever read. How do you think...Dumbest shit I've ever read. How do you think markets become efficient in the first place? Oh wait, active investors... There will always be a place for active management. 43 1 month 2 weeks
The longer I'm in finance, the more I realize how...The longer I'm in finance, the more I realize how boring and pathetic 80-100 work weeks are. The money ain't worth it kid - get out while you can. 55 6 months 3 weeks
Thanks for the detailed response - really...Thanks for the detailed response - really interesting to hear your perspective. I wish I could get by on your sleep schedule, but alas I cannot and don't think I can be the superhuman that you are. Maybe it's just that I don't find finance interesting enough, but I have this deep passion for... 36 6 months 3 weeks
How does wanting free time to read and exercise...How does wanting free time to read and exercise make one "self-absorbed"? I'm a little confused by the second half of your comment but I honestly see nothing wrong with those desires - in fact I'm beginning to feel that life is too short to make working in finance a rational decision. 36 6 months 3 weeks
While I admire what you do for your family, are...While I admire what you do for your family, are you happy? Personally I need free time to read and exercise in order to feel fulfilled (I barely get that now as an analyst w/o a family). What motivates you? 36 7 months 1 day
Three words: work / life balance.Three words: work / life balance. 18 9 months 2 days
Margin of SafetyMargin of Safety 8 10 months 2 weeks
Commentary at the end is pretty sad tbh. There's...Commentary at the end is pretty sad tbh. There's so much more to life 19 1 year 1 week
Great post. Nassim Taleb has written some...Great post. Nassim Taleb has written some interesting stuff on this. 49 1 year 3 weeks
Anaconda: Get 3-5 suits in navy, grey, or...[quote=Anaconda]Get 3-5 suits in navy, grey, or charcoal from department or outlet stores. While you're at it, pick up like 7-10 slacks of those same colors. Others will tell you to have your suits tailored but tailored suits can cost $1500+ and requires you finding a trustworthy tailor to begin... 41 1 year 4 weeks
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