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EPIC cover letter.This was just posted on BI. Apparently it's already flying around the street and people are actually giving the kid a shot. It would definitely be quite the inspirational story if he can leverage FT IBD at some point in the future from this... [quote] Sometimes we get forwarded applications for... 2 years 4 months
Move from Boutique Strategy Consulting to Corp...Hi Everyone, I trust everyone had (or is having) a great holiday break. Since the last time I posted on WSO, I've been through a whirlwind of unexpected events in the past year and now I'm at a bit of a crossroads. Long story short, I left the investment banking track in my senior year after... 2 years 4 months
The backlash of IndecisionHey guys, I find myself in a bit of an inconvenient situation at the moment guys. As I'm sure many of you have seen a post by me before I'll just keep things brief: Graduating May 2012 with double degrees in Finance and Statistics (GPAs of 3.80 and 3.65 respecively) from a Canadian school.... 3 years 7 months
When to pull the trigger?Hi guys, So as the school year draws to a close I've been networking up a storm getting ready for next fall's full time recruiting process. I'm doing a SA gig in S... 4 years 1 month
Alternate route to energy PEHey guys, As I've mentioned before I'm a junior looking to enter energy infrastructure PE in the next 5-7 years, and although I have the opportunity to go the traditional energy banking + MBA route, I'm more interested in the industry itself than the aspects involved in IBD. I understand that... 4 years 2 months
Slave to Prestige?Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a competitive industry, and those value judgments... 4 years 2 months
Harvard 2+2 chances?Hey Guys, So I'm a little bit OCD in that I like to have my ducks in a row before I go ahead with anything but I want to ask the monkeys here how my chances are at the Harvard 2+2 MBA program. My statistics look comparable to stories I've heard/posters in WSO forums asking about the program but... 4 years 3 months
Energy Banking in Africa and back to NA?Hi guys, I've been investigating my FT recruiting options for next fall and I have to say, although I'm spending the summer at a BB in the US, I'm not completely sold on working/living there full time. It may very well be my best option and it's possible I will find myself in the states come... 4 years 3 months
Project finance?Hey guys, Now that I have my summer worked out I'm starting to explore what I want to pursue for FT in the fall. I'm definitely pretty firm on staying in the energy/infrastructure space but I've recently been looking into Project Finance groups. I'm not concerned with exit ops just something... 4 years 3 months
Liquidity theory books?Hey there, I'm writing a paper on pricing in stimulus (increases in MS1 and MS2 indicators) to securities, in the long and short run. I have a few books on liquidity theory for asset pricing, and pricing for macro indicators but I was wondering if you guys at WSO had any (more tech) texts you... 4 years 3 months

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EPIC cover letter.The kid obviously has some moxy; I have to say though, my favorite part is that the only word he spelled incorrectly was "crap". Additionally, that he used the word "crap"... 2 years 4 months
Move from Boutique Strategy Consulting to Corp...Thanks Nouveau Richie, It's not purely about MBA but I want to move to a strategic role in Media/Entertainment (think Disney/Paramount/Sony etc.) post-MBA so I guess the tech/media company is more relevant. However, from a cursory look at placement stats, as long as you're in a top MBA program... 2 years 4 months
Move from Boutique Strategy Consulting to Corp...*bump 2 years 4 months
Move from Boutique Strategy Consulting to Corp...Thanks byucko, although I think you might have misunderstood my question. Of course consultants contribute heavily to top MBA admissions and MC provides solid experience, I'm interested in whether consulting at a BOUTIQUE (but growing) firm is preferable to a Corporate Strategy role at a large F500... 2 years 4 months
Best Closing Dinners[quote=Jamess1][quote=kalga]Did the F1 thing. Other good ones in recent memory were dune buggies in Baja, deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and my favourite, watching the Monaco Grand Prix from a yacht. In terms of how common, it depends on how big the deal was and how much money was made.... 2 years 5 months
Montreal/TorontoIn Montreal: It depends, it's a party city so it depends on your personality but the nightclub scene is pretty fantastic; from sketchy after hours spots like Red Lite and Circus to Time and 1234. Alot of nice restaurants, nice cars and beautiful people off Rue St. Catherine and St. Laurent. If you'... 2 years 5 months
WSO iPhone/Android AppAdd Wall Street Oasis to Flipboard on iOS or Android. Looks beautiful and gives you everything a native app would in this case. 2 years 6 months
New Graduate Delimma Aww man, not even Sauder, you go to SFU? Wow. Good luck, IG 2 years 6 months
New Graduate Delimma 3.4 at Sauder is rough. They don't have the hardest marking scheme and there's a whole lot of go-getters there these days. That said, you're graduating and you have to have a plan. You definitely need to find a job in finance (such that you'll have relevant experience) and no matter how you spin it... 2 years 6 months
Middle Market IB Exit Ops: Is WSO wrong?[quote=Illinoisprogrammerisajoke]no one mentioned megafunds bro. i'm talking shops with 0 cold calling and over 1-2bn per fund. also ur proven a liar. there's no one from raymond james on summit's website. solid pe shop is arguable. what the hell is flexpoint ford. that's not a solid pe shop... 2 years 7 months