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7 Practical Tips for Entering 1st Year IBD...It’s been over 3 years since I first came across WSO as a junior in college. Eventually, I was able to land an IBD analyst gig at a BB. My experience has largely been great, and I am now a 2nd year analyst who will soon join the buyside. I owe a debt of gratitude to many, not the least of which is... 24 2 years 3 months
7 Practical Buyside Recruiting Tips for IBD...Hello - In the spirit of my previous post, I've provided the below information. Note that the tips are geared toward IBD analysts recruiting for the buyside and are meant to be industry and firm agnostic. #7 - Be honest with yourself Try to figure out what you want before you talk to headhunters... 18 2 years 11 months
Mainland China Opportunities post IB stint in USAHello, Can anyone provide some insight on working in finance in Asia (particularly Mainland China)? I grew up in the US and am working currently an IBD analyst in the US at a bulge bracket firm. I do have the language capability to work in China. I would be interested in either working for a... 16 4 years 4 months
MS Public Finance (SF)I have final rounds next Monday. I've done a search but there doesn't seem to be much information out there. Has anyone here been through the interview process or has anything interesting to share about this group? Thanks. 3 6 years 1 month
Healthcare Industry-Need Help!So I just got a call from an elite boutique scheduling a Superday interview for their HC group for the end of this week. I had my 1st round OCR interview with them 2 weeks ago and didn't hear back until today. In addition, I had indicated a preference for their Tech group, and the tech guy... 6 years 2 months
typical interview response timehey guys what is the typical response time after a 1st round BB OCR interview? (for SA positions) 5 6 years 3 months


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Hi Betsy - I am joining a HF after 2 years of IBD...Hi Betsy - I am joining a HF after 2 years of IBD and intend to go to business school. I hear that few people from hedge funds attend b-school for some reason or another. Perhaps it is selection bias (people going into hedge funds are not interested in b-school?) Or is it for some reason harder for... 620 2 years 10 months
Depends on the firm, it may or may not work, but...Depends on the firm, it may or may not work, but if there is a fund you are interested in ... there's no reason not to try. High potential reward, low risk. 18 2 years 11 months
@ Dukebanker do you have any book...@ Dukebanker [quote] do you have any book recommendations / resources to improve one's qualitative analytical skills? [/quote] I took enough finance accounting courses during college that I didn't feel the need to brush up on my qualitative analytical skills. Maybe someone who came from a non-... 18 2 years 11 months
In response to KKS: Point number two is not right...In response to [quote]KKS: Point number two is not right. If you are getting one point for every dollar you spend, you are getting ripped off. There are many better credit cards out there that gives you more points. [/quote] Yes, there are better personal credit card reward programs out there,... 24 3 years 1 week
Wow thank you Ukon! Terrific post...Wow thank you Ukon! Terrific post... 16 4 years 3 months
Appreciate the insights guys, where I am coming...Appreciate the insights guys, where I am coming from is 1) It would be something different, challenging, and more exciting than what my friends/peers typically do post-IB (standard buyside route in US). 2) In the distant future, I actually want to settle down in US (quality of life is... 16 4 years 4 months
anyone know the typical notification time after...anyone know the typical notification time after 1st round GS SA interviews, esp for SF office? 195 5 years 6 months i think that's why . . . 8 5 years 8 months
i'm going to guess that you got the china thing...i'm going to guess that you got the china thing through family connections. (correct if I'm wrong) when you recruit for sophomore year internships (possible ibd) It is 95% likely that they will ask you how you were able to get such an internship as a freshman. I agree with accountspayable that... 5 6 years 3 weeks hub of the world 7 6 years 3 weeks
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