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The right way to approach an informational...I've been receiving a fair number of informational interview requests lately and I wanted to share what I look at and how to do better in them. I'm a recent grad (May '14 from a masters), so take this with a grain of salt. Sending the request Read your message for grammar and spelling. I... 3 months 1 week
L'Shanah TovahL'shanah tovah to everyone on this erev Rosh Hashanah. 8 months 5 days
Ace Greenberg Passed AwaySad to see a legend go. http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2014/07/31/ace-greenberg-why-this-wall-street-giant-will-be-missed/ 9 months 3 weeks
Retackling the GMATI last took the GMAT back in 2012 prior to doing a masters in management program. I did alright, getting a 680 with a 41Q and 41V. I'm looking to retake the exam because I'm considering going back for an MBA in a few years and I have time prior to starting up at my full-time position. When I took... 12 months 1 day
Learning Business SpanishDoes anyone have a suggestion for a book (preferably kindle or ibook) on business Spanish? Looking for one with a finance, consulting or general business Spanish. 1 year 1 month
Duke MMS AMAAsk me anything. I'm willing to talk about everything from academics to life in Durham. 1 year 2 months
Planning a career in consultingI recently signed on with a small boutique strategy firm that does pure strategy in one industry. I find the industry interesting, my question is how do I plan a career? What are the natural jumping off points into PE, Industry, potentially an MBA? I am also potentially interested in consulting for... 1 year 3 months
Preparing to start at a boutique life sciences/...I recently got an offer at a boutique strategy firm that focuses on life science/Pharm and I think I will accept it. What would you do to get ready to hit the ground running? Are there any books that I should read either on consulting in general or life sciences/pharma/biotech? I'm planning on... 1 year 5 months
Public Finance League TablesDoes anyone have pub fin league tables? I'm very interested. 1 year 9 months
Looking for a synagogue in midtownDoes anyone know a good reform, Ashkenazi shul in midtown? 2 years 1 week

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I'm in a career desert and don't know...I would start networking, you need to get a corporate gig of some sort. Start with your school netwok and go from there. 1 month 18 hours
How early can you (reasonably) start doing...For decent boutiques maybe as early as after freshman year, but those positions are rare as hens' teeth, take any relevant internship and network hard. 1 month 19 hours
How long should you wait before lateraling a...All depends, if GS comes knocking, then you go, no one will think it's wrong to go grab the brass ring. 2 months 3 weeks
No Summer Internship Offers...any advice?IB and consulting are probably as or more competitive in some senses, obviously it depends on the shop. Corp fin, corporate banking and ratings agency positions should be easier. All with the exception of ratings agencies should have more slots. 3 months 1 week
No Summer Internship Offers...any advice?Network hard and start making contacts at smaller shops, also apply for related internships. I'd look at corp fin, consulting, ratings agencies and corporate banking/IB. 3 months 1 week
The right way to approach an informational...I'd prefer, someone to come across as being very hungry for an opportunity, I think that is is what I want to see most when I'm talking to somebody. Obviously, you don't want to come off as arrogant, however it's okay to be confident just don't be cocky. I must say that I take pains to always reply... 3 months 1 week
What Am I Missing?Start networking, my advice is try targeting middle market and regional boutique firms as they tend to be much more relaxed about taking sophomore interns. Start laying the ground work for your long term goals by forging relationships with people. Go to the alumni directory and start looking for... 3 months 1 week
NY: TD or BAML IBD for SATD isn't even the strongest Canadian bank on the street (that's RBC), BAML at the end of the day is a BB. So purely on prestige BAML. 3 months 1 week
The right way to approach an informational...I think any sort of email works quite honestly. Sending an interesting article works, so does giving an update saying what you're up to and finally you could send an email basically saying hi how are things, obviously more eloquently than that. 3 months 2 weeks
Comprehensive US MSF RankingI will try and update this over the weekend, but with the exception of new programs not much has changed. 3 months 2 weeks