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HBS and GSB decisions - R1 Class of 2017Anyone with good news today? 1 year 1 month
Tell me why I'm wrong for aiming below HSWIt doesn't seem like a particularly controversial statement to say there are only a few reasons why someone from a top banking/consulting + private equity background would apply for an MBA: You think you want to stay on the path you're on, but kind of burned out and want to have a good time... 1 year 9 months
Spent 3 Years at MBB - Ask Me Anything Hello Monkeys - I'm heading into my last week at MBB, and need something to do besides pack up my apartment. Ask away and I'll be happy to answer. My Bio: I have spent the last 3 years at a mid-sized MBB office in the US. I studied Economics at a top liberal arts college without formal MBB... 2 years 7 months
Disappearing BananasJust saw that I lost 50+ bananas without getting any MS - what gives? 3 years 4 months
Evaluating a PE offerIt's been a big week for me; got a PE offer for next year. I only have a few days to decide; I've definitely given it a good deal of thought (even before getting the offer), but for those of you who have moved to the industry (especially from consulting), what were the right questions you asked... 3 years 6 months
Wardrobe Troubles only a Consultant could haveI've been interviewing with a few PE firms, and found one that seemed like a good fit, had a round of interviews on Friday. They say "we'll tell you next steps next week." I travel Monday - Thursday, and am thus packed to go Sunday night. Client is business casual, and without thinking, that's... 3 years 6 months
AMZN's Kiva AcquisitionAnyone know what banks worked on this? 3 years 10 months
Round 2 HBS dingsExpected it after not getting an interview two weeks ago, although it does grind my gears a little bit that someone from an old case team that I ran circles around got an interview and I didn't. Any other monkeys want to commiserate? 3 years 11 months
RBS LayoffsMore bad news, monkeys... 4 years 3 weeks
Google Business AnalystBeen in touch with the Google Commerce team a bit. Does anyone know anything about pay/hours/exit opps for an Associate Business Analyst? 4 years 2 months


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In terms of business school, 5 of 6 Berkshire...In terms of business school, 5 of 6 Berkshire associates in last year's class ended up at HBS. 6th is at GSB. Everyone I've met from there has been quite personable. They definitely pay high prices for good assets. Just closing a fund that's in the ~$5.5B range IIRC. Berkshire is known for being... 6 days 5 hours
Fair enough. I just know that for most of my...Fair enough. I just know that for most of my former colleagues (who didn't do PE) and my section-mates from the other two of MBB, finance is/has been more of a slog than other courses. But that definitely sounds like you'll be prepared. 1 month 1 week
At HBS now, would have seriously considered...At HBS now, would have seriously considered Wharton if I got in. Background was MBB + PE, was already in Boston. If you don't mind actually going to class (a novel concept for some), I'd argue for pretty much can't miss class, while my friends at Wharton seem to be traveling constantly... 1 month 2 weeks
There are way more people in my section who are 3...There are way more people in my section who are 3 years out of undergrad than 2 years out. Four years ago, I was in your shoes, rushing to go to B-school after 2 years. Not getting in then was one of the better things that has happened to my career, I have learned a ton since then about what I like... 4 months 3 weeks
Defense and consumer (specifically food) seem...Defense and consumer (specifically food) seem pretty strong, at least from working with them 6 months 2 days
That math seems suspect. 17% of HBS' incoming...That math seems suspect. 17% of HBS' incoming class did VC/PE (which is higher than prior years, I believe), and 15% of the class of 2014 exited to VC/PE. I can't imagine Stanford and Wharton are considerably worse. 7 months 2 weeks
Shape of the curve really depends on culture of...Shape of the curve really depends on culture of where you work, in any industry. If you're somewhere that will allow you to stretch as fryguy mentioned above, then you're in a good place, working for good people. There's definitely a lot more than just building a model and getting the analysis... 8 months 1 day
That's because he meant Conn College.That's because he meant Conn College. 9 months 2 weeks
A couple (non-proprietary tips): Make it so that...A couple (non-proprietary tips): Make it so that people could basically just read your slide titles and understand your presentation. Try to make one point per page (i.e. cut down on the complex charts/graphs). 10 months 21 hours
Why wouldn't you just become a senior exec at a...Why wouldn't you just become a senior exec at a PE-backed company? Unless your experience is broadly applicable or a fund has a really narrow industry focus, you're not suited for an operating partner role. As an aside, the operating partner role is certainly not the only way to improve operations... 10 months 2 days
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