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David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge...Mod Note (Andy) - #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions. Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analyst stint or juniors gearing up for... 69 6 months 2 weeks
Why there isn't more diversity on the streetMod note (Andy): WSO top comments - this one is from the post in response to diversity in investment banks. "Any front office African Americans in IB?". This is a great comment for anyone who hasn't seen it. Click here to see more top rated comments You asked why there isn't more diversity on... 39 2 years 3 months
Giving Back: Beginning as a Contributing AuthorI’ve been asked to begin contributing as an author on this site, and given how many private messages and replies I’ve been receiving to a number of my posts within several threads lately, I was happy to oblige. Let me state up-front that I unfortunately can’t do an AMA, simply because there are... 2 2 years 6 months
The "log in to read more" barrierI know this is a site feature designed to promote active participation and generate more unique registered users for the site, but it is incredibly annoying to not be able to see full threads without signing in. For those of us who cannot sign in at work due to company policy regarding posting on... 10 2 years 9 months
Good luck to all starting Summer Analyst roles...Best of luck to everyone beginning their summer analyst gigs today. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, running off to the hallowed halls of Goldman, Morgan, Lehman (wait...), Citi, and the shiny newer nameplates of Moelis, Evercore, Gleacher, and Greenhill, may you all succeed this summer in the most... 1 2 years 11 months
Taubman leaves Morgan StanleyWow, didn't see this one coming. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/taubman-to-leave-morgan-stanley/ [quote]Since the financial crisis, Morgan Stanley has been struggling to squeeze more money out of its sales and trading business, which has suffered as the bank has pulled back on taking... 3 years 5 months
Kobe Loses Three Mansions + $75m in DivorceMonkeys, This topic has been beaten to death on these forums, but in case you aren't absolutely convinced of the necessity of signing the almighty get-out-of-marital-jail-free card known as the prenuptial agreement, take a life lesson from the living case of Kobe Bryant. http://sports.yahoo.... 25 4 years 3 months
Inspiration : How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)How badly do you want to succeed? Do you actually live, breathe, think, and sleep for success ... or are you simply mouthing the words, going through the motions, living a very lie? This is pretty powerful. I don't like talking about my personal background here, but I found so much of what the... 32 4 years 4 months
Occupy Occupy Wall Street - Hilarious Anyone else see this shit and think it's hilarious? I don't care your stance on the original topic itself (I'm looking at you, ANT/TheKing/bondarb), this is downright hilarious. Occupy Occupy Wall Street, join the resistance . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5eB_c-JBpo... 5 1 week 1 day
Rent an Entire Country?Saw something from Travel and Leisure in my feed a minute ago that made me double-take. Apparently now through Airbnb.com you can rent the entire Principality of Lichtenstein on a nightly basis, or if your means are more meager, one or some of the villages therein. Read the full article here, but... 13 5 years 1 week

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Your profile is very competitive as it is (stats...Your profile is very competitive as it is (stats, school, URM, work experience). The only knock would be a GMAT at or slightly below the median for your two target schools, but it's well-known that you can safely give up points as a URM without having it hurt your candidacy. To make this an... 10 2 hours 51 min
Is it an analyst or associate role? The two are...Is it an analyst or associate role? The two are very different in VC. Analysts respond to partner requests for industry research, deal diligence, portfolio company support, and board meeting prep. Associates are primarily focused on sourcing: getting out into the community to advance the fund's... 2 23 hours 53 min
I'd like to give you some constructive feedback....I'd like to give you some constructive feedback. I've read this whole thread and refrained more than once from posting, but I want to add something now. It's a small world. I'm highly confident I've identified who you are. You've posted enough about yourself (age, internship experience [in... 23 1 day 10 min
This will sound snobby, but it's valid to...This will sound snobby, but it's valid to consider. Some people are on such a trajectory that for intangible reasons (their own mental happiness or sense of fulfillment, family expectations, social standing among peers from home/school/bank, etc.), after doing Exeter or Andover > Harvard or... 7 1 day 4 hours
While PE experience before you graduate is...While PE experience before you graduate is fantastic, the simple fact is that being able to write "Investment Banking Summer Analyst" on your resume before heading into junior year recruiting is a massive advantage that will get you far. You get to talk about your experience during info sessions... 6 1 day 4 hours
Gold, +1.Gold, +1. 14 3 days 17 hours
Take the PE role. If you got into a top 10-15...Take the PE role. If you got into a top 10-15 school now, you're not going to get into a worse school two years down the road with better work experience under your belt. Schools in that range aren't going to scrutinize you more unkindly for being older the same way H/S/W would. Even at those... 12 3 days 21 hours
You have a competitive profile to begin with, so...You have a competitive profile to begin with, so this should be a cakewalk as long as you aren't a mouth-breathing idiot who can't carry a conversation. Presuming that you aren't, begin networking across the bulge bracket now. Look for alumni of SEO, MLT, and Inroads and reach out through... 12 4 days 2 hours
Crush the summer, get your offer. When HR follows...Crush the summer, get your offer. When HR follows up to see if you're accepting, tell them how much you enjoyed your experience at the firm and how you value what you learned. Mention that while you know banking is right for you and how at home you felt at the firm, say how you've started to... 21 5 days 6 hours
You have the advantage of being a couple years...You have the advantage of being a couple years out from the junior summer internship recruiting cycle. If you have contacts at firms you're interested in, you need to be developing relationships with them starting yesterday. The ideal way to go into recruiting is with years of email exchange,... 9 5 days 6 hours
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