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All nighters lead to brain damage?If I had known this, I may have taken a different career path back in the day. 1 year 4 months
Exit Ops - The End of The Show IITo echo the post from Tier2Sta, I also handed in my resignation today after nearly 10 years in finance, primarily in IB, at both the BB and boutique level. I don't have quite the negative view that he does. There have been many times over the years that my job has absolutely sucked, but it has... 3 years 2 months
Econ Data - The Most Important Graphs of 2011This is a great set of graphs and data from The Atlantic: Data Dump I found the charts relating to taxes and government spending to be particularly interesting, and there were some trends that I wouldn't have necessarily expected, particularly that low marginal tax rates don't create jobs (... 3 years 6 months
Board of Directors as a bankerDoes anyone here have experience serving on a BOD while working as a banker? Is this common? I have recently been approached by a company, and they want me to serve on their board. I could see some potential conflicts of interest arising as the boutique I work for is active in the company's... 3 years 8 months
Effective DeflationI've been thinking about the new $15/month charge from Citi for not maintaining your checking account at an amount greater than $6k (most people can't). Given that they are only paying .01% on checking right now, which is 3 years 9 months
How to get mid-level Corp Dev Jobs from IBAnyone here have experience interviewing for mid-level corporate development jobs in tech (Sr Manager, Director, etc.) coming straight from IB? I am aware of a couple of interesting opportunities. I have connections to the groups, and I have been talking back and forth with people in each of... 3 years 11 months
Pagemill PartnersHas anyone on here done any work with Pagemill Partners and care to share their view of the firm, it's people? 4 years 2 weeks


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Become a DJ in Mykonos? Become a DJ in Mykonos? 1 day 6 hours
My take is that you can always go back to banking...My take is that you can always go back to banking, but the window to move to the buyside, particularly VC, is a lot smaller with fewer entry points. 4 days 6 hours
Yes, it's very likely worth the debt. Ohio St is...Yes, it's very likely worth the debt. Ohio St is a much better school. $60k in loans is a significant amount, but could you get a job during school to help mitigate that, particularly if it is related to your desired career path? 5 days 22 hours
It should be a fairly easy explanation for...It should be a fairly easy explanation for interviews. Say that you were forced to drop out of high school due to an advanced stage debilitating disease, you got you GED and then started at CC once your condition improved. That's all you need to say. No one should hassle you about it. You will need... 1 week 4 days
Way too forward. Ask for a coffee or beer (if...Way too forward. Ask for a coffee or beer (if you're 21). Say something like: I've recently applied to your firm and was wondering if you might be open to discussing what your group looks for in a candidate and how I can prep for a potential interview. Would you be willing to connect? 1 week 5 days
The above posters are spot on, but I also feel...The above posters are spot on, but I also feel like you've only spent time in Times Sq and the tourist areas of NYC. There are plenty of more neighborhood-like places to live, where you can feel more connected. I only went to Times Sq about once a year when I was in NYC and that was generally to... 1 week 5 days
I thought this was an interesting question on VC...I thought this was an interesting question on VC fund vintage performance relative to market cycle: I provided my take, but you could do it with actual data. 1 week 6 days
NYCslick: Besides lateraling from BO to FO...[quote="NYCslick"]Besides lateraling from BO to FO within the same company, has anyone ever made that jump from different companies ? And I'm really thinking like from one BB to another, not so much BB ops to a boutique which happens fairly often[/quote] In times when there are a good amount of... 2 weeks 3 days
I started in the most back office of back offices...I started in the most back office of back offices as a temp filing trade tickets, and I agree that it's not a bad place to start if you know how to work hard, move up and sell your value to "better" opportunities. Two of my best friends to this day ~13 years later were guys I started with in the... 2 weeks 3 days
Higher ceiling? Definitely sales. Higher ceiling? Definitely sales. 2 weeks 4 days