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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... 3 months 3 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... 2 years 1 week
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 years 3 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... 2 years 7 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... 2 years 8 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 3 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.... 4 years 2 weeks
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... 4 years 1 month
Occupy Occupy Wall StreetAnyone 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... 4 years 3 months
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... 4 years 9 months

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The short of it is that no respectable MBA...The short of it is that no respectable MBA program (top 25) would accept you with your profile (abysmal grades and lackluster work experience). Those are the only MBA programs worth considering, because anything else won't allow you to get into banking. Even outside of the top 15 it's a stretch... 18 hours 10 min
If this is a Moelis/Evercore/Lazard, take that by...If this is a Moelis/Evercore/Lazard, take that by miles. If it's a HL/Centerview sort of place, the BB is probably the better bet. I also wrote a really lengthy post on this that got front-paged several times. http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/david-and-goliath-the-boutique-and-the-bulge-... 1 day 6 min
Years back, one of my friends' closest friend...Years back, one of my friends' closest friend from school summered at Morgan Stanley, didn't get a return offer, went to Wells Fargo, and lateraled to ... Morgan Stanley after 9 months. No idea if he got his bonus bought out. 1 week 1 day
What GP ever lets anyone in on 1 and 10 except...What GP ever lets anyone in on 1 and 10 except participants in the first close on their first fund? Jesus. 1 week 3 days
I'll counter and say that two of my friends (from...I'll counter and say that two of my friends (from elite groups that everyone here jerks it to) recruited as second years. One left an MS/GS for a megafund. The other left a JPM/CS and got the same megafund but in a different strategy. I think @CHItizen" makes some salient points, but I'd argue... 1 week 3 days
The other posters have done a good job pointing...The other posters have done a good job pointing out most of the big things. 2+2 (I am less familiar with its GSB counterpart but imagine things are very similar) is designed to do two things: (a) capture the most compelling applicants leaving undergrad possible, and (b) rope in nontraditional... 1 week 4 days
Business school programs 'bucket' their...Business school programs 'bucket' their applicants. If you're an investment banker, your application is compared only against the pool of applicants with work experience analogous to your own. You don't compete against the non-profit kid, the management consultant, the military veteran in his... 1 week 5 days
I don't have much more to add. I tried to make...I don't have much more to add. I tried to make clear I don't have too much insight on this, my experience is only anecdotal (and secondhand, at that). My guess is that it would be harder; the banking analyst stint is generally viewed as a foundational piece to your career and presents a lot of... 1 week 5 days
Your network is a result of your own effort....Your network is a result of your own effort. There isn't an easy pill for 'Oh my God, now I'm plugged in everywhere and people syndicate their best deals with me!' If early stage Internet, mobile, and IoT are your focus (and that's ridiculously broad; of those three IoT is the only vertical,... 2 weeks 1 day
It's too early to determine how well PJT compares...It's too early to determine how well PJT compares to BX. Comments about the culture incentivizing people to stay and promote internally are entirely conjecture for the next 6 months to see whether or not the class of 2015 places or not, and another 12 after that for it to go public (to the point... 2 weeks 1 day
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