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Ask Me Anything: Former IBD+ Analyst now on...Summer analyst recruiting is underway. This'll probably be my last AMA on this forum but feel free to fire away. I did another one of these threads as well a while back ( Don't worry if it takes me a while to respond -- busy these... 1 year 11 months
Analysts Finishing Programs This Summer -- How...2nd / 3rd years -- how does it feel to be almost done your programs? Still busy? If you're going to take vacation this summer, where are you going to go? Thought this thread would be a good idea for analysts almost done as well as first years who need some inspiration to keep pushing and make it... 2 years 8 months
Current / Former Bankers: What's the one...Posing the question for the benefit of prospective SA / FT analysts that may be looking for positions now. 2 years 10 months
Ask a 2nd Year AnalystFeel free to ask anything you'd like about investment banking. Open for questions. 2 years 10 months
1st Yr Banking Analyst Open for QuestionsHappy to answer any questions about anything related to banking for SA's and FT's that start this summer. 3 years 5 months
BX NYC SA Housing!!!Hi guys -- I'm working at Blackstone as an SA in NYC this summer and am finding that most of the places to live are already full. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? If so, please send me a private message ASAP! Thanks, oppcostofcapital 5 years 7 months
BX M+A NYCDoes anyone know anything about what the BX M+A NYC experience is like for Summer Analysts? 5 years 9 months


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gh15 a) obviously modeling tests vary by firm --...gh15 a) obviously modeling tests vary by firm -- at PE some range from pen and paper LBO to show concepts to completing a partially done excel LBO to creating one from scratch and adding in advanced functionalities such as pik toggle. it is intentionally vague but usually past interviewees and HH... 1 year 11 months
G Spread -- this isn't specifically about me but...G Spread -- this isn't specifically about me but this is what i'd suggest for anyone: 1) attitude -- be positive about everything, even stuff that just sucks. because there are a lot of difficult parts of banking. Sometimes it's hard to see the forest through the trees but key to remember that... 1 year 11 months
BlueCheese 1) school/banking group help to some...BlueCheese 1) school/banking group help to some extent but it's really how you present your resume, how you communicate with headhunters what you actually want, and how well you sell your interviewers that you want to be an investor for the long-term. my advice here is that you can't change your... 1 year 11 months
tangent style -- the best summer analysts had...tangent style -- the best summer analysts had great attitudes, didn't take things too seriously, were always willing to help out, and because of all of those things ended up knowing exactly what they needed to do to get their work done right because they were effective communicators, and ended up... 1 year 11 months
KingCudi -- if WSO is any testament, anything is...KingCudi -- if WSO is any testament, anything is possible. 3 things you have to prove to the interviewers (1) you know your finance / accounting needed for banking, which is all studyable from guides and these forums (2) they'd want to work with you at 2am -- which you show by generating a rapport... 1 year 11 months
Not sharing where I work now. Don't see b-school...Not sharing where I work now. Don't see b-school in the cards now although that could change. Most people at PE/HF that want to do finance long-term are re-thinking the value of business school these days because it has become a lot more competitive to get post-MBA HF/PE jobs. 1 year 11 months
This was great -- I look forward to these....This was great -- I look forward to these. Although I might predict that if you get an offer and choose to do banking full-time, you may look back at this in a few years and cringe a little. Nevertheless, very entertaining to outsiders and probably the most humane banking has ever been portrayed by... 2 years 4 months
Beny -- everything under the sun and between a...Beny -- everything under the sun and between a lot and a little. 2 years 7 months
enjoy yourself. do something memorable.enjoy yourself. do something memorable. 2 years 8 months
people have been doing this job for years --...people have been doing this job for years -- decades even. and in the old days they didn't have programs like CIQ / FactSet. Data rooms were actual rooms. Take some comfort in that. 2 years 9 months
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