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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 5 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 3 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 7 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 9 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 10 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... 4 years 4 days
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 1 month


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I had a Director at Citi who observed the Sabbath...I had a Director at Citi who observed the Sabbath. Wasn't much of an issue. He just worked more Sunday's. 5 days 20 hours
astfin-juki: Quick Update: He just attached an...[quote="astfin-juki"]Quick Update: He just attached an excel spread sheet with a massive list of companies to do data entry. The subject title of the email reads "Fun job for you next week!". Am I finished?[/quote] It sounds like he gave you a typical intern assignment, nothing more than that. 1 week 1 day
jonathan-wang3: considering I'm still in school...[quote="jonathan-wang3"]considering I'm still in school, I would rather have multiple pairs of cheap suits than one or two expensive ones. When I start getting paid, maybe i'll invest in a high quality suit[/quote] I'd rather have one or two decent suits that I wear constantly than a bunch of... 4 weeks 22 hours
DickFuld: jbone24: The lord looks down upon the...[quote="DickFuld"] jbone24: The lord looks down upon the banking industryUhhh.... it's god's work. I thought that was a known thing by now.[/quote] The Book of Lloyd - Chapter 3, Verse 22 4 weeks 22 hours
Why not go to the partners and ask if they would...Why not go to the partners and ask if they would mind you making some informal calls on behalf of the former prospective client? You tell them that while you realize they don't want to dedicate firm resources, you like the company and are willing to help them out on a low touch basis. I did that a... 4 weeks 22 hours
Become a DJ in Mykonos? Become a DJ in Mykonos? 1 month 2 days
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. 1 month 5 days
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? 1 month 6 days
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 month 1 week
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 month 1 week