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Chicago WSO Meetup - 2/19/2015 Who: Financial Professionals and College Students of Drinking Age What: WSO Meetup! Where: Sweetwater Tavern, 225 North Michigan Avenue at Water Street (between the River and Grant Park) When: 6:30 PM 2/19/2015 (Thursday) Why: Meet your fellow primates. Also, because Cries has... 4 months 1 week
Chicago WSO Meetup coming up!Who: Finance professionals and college students of drinking age. What: A WSO Meetup Where: Sweetwater Tavern, 225 N Michigan Ave. (Between Grant Park and the River) When: Thurs. Nov 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM Why: Meet your fellow primates. What to do when you get there: Ask the host... 1 month 1 week
The Midwest MBA SceneMod Note: This post was originally a comment in the discussion "Best Midwest MBA for Value" Kellogg should also be under as serious consideration as Booth, especially if tuition is a factor. Kellogg often gives students credit for courses already taken- it's the only M7 I know of that does this... 8 months 1 week
Personal Finance Part 1: Credit Card Hacking (the...Last week, @"onemanwolfpack" went over some travel hacks and discussed how he uses credit card points and airline miles to get free airfare. Being the frugal guy on WSO, I figured I would follow up with how I save money using rewards credit cards. NOTE: this strategy only works if you pay off... 10 months 1 week
ParagraphsHello, . WSO recently eliminated the use of paragraphs in replies. If I hit return twice, WSO only honors a single *Enter*. I don't get a blank line for easy-to-read paragraphs. . Yes; I am a CS major; I am aware there is a paragraph html tag. People should not have to learn LaTeX or HTML to... 1 year 4 weeks
WSO SCUBA diving meetup- NYC Area?Hi everyone, I've wanted to get some diving in at Dutch Springs before leaving the NYC area for good and I figured we might be able to find some dive buddies here. If you are certified (at least for Open Water Diving), would anyone be interested in meeting up for some diving at Dutch Springs... 1 year 1 month
Columbia EMBAHey folks. One of my old friends from quant analytics at the bank I used to work for is interested in getting an MBA and eventually heading over to a consulting firm. He is having some trouble getting into FT MBA programs due to a really weak undergrad, but he's gotten an in at Columbia EMBA... 1 year 8 months
Site issues- WSO cachingHas anyone else been noticing that your recent posts are getting updated something on the order of once an hour? That if you post in a new thread, it sometimes doesn't show up immediately? That if you view a thread you've posted in, the recent indicator doesn't change? Patrick, can you... 1 year 8 months
A Plea For Common SenseDear Tea Party Congressional Representatives, In 2010, a group of conservative, libertarian and populist voters revolted against a consortium of moderate Democrats and Republicans who had slowly been chipping away at the rights of everyday individuals for roughly twenty five years. They were... 1 year 9 months
Advice for Princeton MFin ApplicantsAll, Over the past two months, I have seen several threads asking for advice on applying to Princeton Bendheim's MFin program, what the school is looking for, and many other questions. People on the forums have pointed to me because I go to school there, and they think I have some clue as to how... 1 year 10 months


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I Didn't Think It Could Get Any Worse I had a guy reach out to me as a contact on LinkedIn. Said he was part of the 2007 Lehman Brothers S... 1 week 3 days
Goldman Tells Summer Interns To Go Home Before...LOL looks like someone is really pissed off about having their nights and Saturdays free. 1 week 4 days
The Work Always Gets DoneEhh I don't know.. Xqtrack did make an interesting post early, one that I think helps explain a lot of what's going on in this thread. I see an MD talking up how well he treats his employees. Meanwhile he brags about his weekend vacation and shoots down an idea that can make life better for... 1 week 4 days
The Work Always Gets Done[quote="mergersandacquisitions78"] IlliniProgrammer: If you care about your employees, @mergersandacquisitions78 , prove it. Institute a 6-day workweek policy, regardless of the situation, and fire any SVP, VP, associate, or analyst who violates it or asks someone else to violate it... One... 1 week 4 days
Goldman Tells Summer Interns To Go Home Before...That will be interesting to see. I do think this is a dry run for extending it to FT employees. Placing limits on work hours is a very controversial idea, as I discovered. An MD at Lazard even told me he hated it and thought it was a terrible idea. I do think a hard and fast FT policy on... 1 week 4 days
Goldman Tells Summer Interns To Go Home Before...Also, I'm claiming credit for the idea. The six day workweek rule was something I posted about a week and a half ago: As usual with my best ideas, I pissed a lot of people off and everyone hated it, but the smartest guys in the... 1 week 4 days
Goldman Tells Summer Interns To Go Home Before...[quote="ArcherVice"]Even their 'best-effort' sounds like absolute shit. Here's a simple fucking policy, senior guys don't leave until the juniors do, last one out kind of a thing. Does anyone actually think the goal of that policy wouldn't be fulfilled?[/quote] That's a good policy to have. My... 1 week 4 days
Business Insider advising summer interns to avoid...Jones Beach FTW. Yes, it's crowded. But it's not overpriced. And it gets you out of the city. And it's at least not Brighton Beach. In Chicago, Oak Street Beach is the equivalent of Jones Beach and it's a 20 minute walk from the CBOT, not a 2 hr drive from Manhattan. 1 week 5 days
Business Insider advising summer interns to avoid...[quote="MBAGrad2015"]The Hamptons: grossly overrated, just like NYC. I went to Hamptons several times with a bunch of my classmates. It was sort of fun, but everything was SUPER packed, lot of unsavory characters, and the beaches are laughable compared to the ones in southern california. The... 2 weeks 2 hours
Are MBAs becoming less important?Oh I think there's a lot of sources of fundamental value out there besides just STEM. I just think that at the end of the day... -Mark Zuckerberg calls himself a programmer. -Jamie Dimon calls himself a banker. -The CEO of Sotheby's calls himself an art dealer. -Rex Tillerson (Exxon CEO) calls... 2 weeks 10 hours