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Article: What Happens When You Apply to Stanford...http://poetsandquants.com/2011/02/02/what-happens-when-you-apply-to-stanford-b-school/ This is a pretty good article about the admissions process at Stanford, and presumably, other top schools. Of particular interest is the following paragraph, which legitimizes the common assumption that B-... 7 5 years 2 months
Leveraged Finance hoursWhat are the hours like in Lev Fi? Do lev fi groups work on powerpoints as much as corp fi? Thanks in advance 22 6 years 5 months
Bankers Face Sweeping Curbs on Pay The Fed's plan would, for the first time, inject government regulators deep into compensation decisions traditionally reserved for the banks' corporate boards and executives. Under the proposal, the Fed could reject any compensation policies it believes encourage bank employees -- from chief... 5 6 years 7 months
BB Trading out of MBA without quant UG?Is it possible to get a BB trading job coming out of a top MBA (Uchicago/Columbia) without a quantitative UG background? I know people get BB trading jobs coming out of good MBA programs. However, I’m worried that these people were all math/comp sci undergrads. Thanks in advance. BTW: No... 10 6 years 8 months
PE out of MBA with no IB experienceWill PE shops hire an associate with no IB experience if the associate is coming out of a target MBA program? I know BBs hire MBA asscoiates without IB exp for IB positions. Not sure about PE's. 13 6 years 10 months

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What do you want to do? Get a MAcc if you want...What do you want to do? Get a MAcc if you want to be an auditor. If you want to work I finance, network your ass off and view Big 4 as the last resort. My advice – stop worrying so much about MBA/CFA and figure out what you want to do for a career. 118 2 months 1 week
Focus on getting internships and a FT job and...Focus on getting internships and a FT job and worry about the other stuff later. Do not even consider getting an MBA fresh out of ug. The 5th year MAcc program is great because it basically guarantees a job in Big 4 audit but is fairly limited outside of that. Can you apply for the 5th year... 118 2 months 1 week
An admissions consultant might be useful for you.An admissions consultant might be useful for you. 329 9 months 5 days
A few consultants have said that AWA is not...A few consultants have said that AWA is not important. I am not 100% sure on that. I believe that they can determine your writing ability by reading your essays. 63 1 year 3 months
I did 225 hrs on LII & LIII each. 150 on LI.I did 225 hrs on LII & LIII each. 150 on LI. 208 2 years 10 months
I only did the basic package (texts only, and a...I only did the basic package (texts only, and a cool crib sheet). 208 2 years 10 months
Schweser all the way. Passed all 3 levels (never...Schweser all the way. Passed all 3 levels (never failed a level) using schweser. It is more than worth the money in terms of time saved. Schweser covers in 1000 pages what the CFAI text covers in 2000. It is concise and fully covers the essential stuff. 208 2 years 10 months
Re CFA: I have done a lot of research but I have...Re CFA: I have done a lot of research but I have yet to apply so take these words with a grain a salt: It’s not a big deal at most schools. Most people in the B-School community (adcoms, students, alumni) have never been in the main CFA fields and therefore don’t value it. Many have never... 47 4 years 3 weeks
McCain beat Romney in 2008McCain beat Romney in 2008 14 4 years 3 months
According to Operah, "Being a mom is the hardest...According to Operah, “Being a mom is the hardest job in the world.” 13 4 years 3 months
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