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What banker careers really look like: real...Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12. The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage in witty banter and relax, only to spend... 1 month 4 days
Four college kids started a hedge fund. Should I...TBT: Originally posted August 2012 One of the biggest problems with having large corporations as clients is that there’s so much crap you’re not allowed to invest in actively in order to prevent any potential allegations of insider trading. There’s also a bunch of rules and paperwork that,... 8 months 5 days
The 7 "Good" Work Habits of Bad AnalystsThrowback Thursday: This was originally posted July 2012 This is all representative of commonsense (but ultimately bad) advice I got during undergrad and followed blindly during internships. I sorted it all out by the end of my analyst program, but this was frequently accompanied by discomfort... 9 months 1 week
How to deal with the biggest weakness questionMod Notes (Andy): this was originally posted on 9/26/12 Interviewer: "So... what's your biggest weakness?" To be honest, I think the biggest weakness question is one of the most bullshit questions you can get during an interview. But people keep asking it, so you’ve got to have a strategy... 10 months 3 weeks
How to skip straight to final roundsMod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday: this was originally posted September, 2012 Guys, I'm back from four days spent recruiting at our top targets. Thought I'd share with you how a ballsy college junior with a 3.2 GPA and no internships who met me at an employer information session was able to... 11 months 1 week
The douchiest things I ever said: can you top...Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday: this was originally posted 6/11/12 There are some segments of the economy in which it takes a douchebag to drive value. (This is unfortunate, but empirically observable.) And Auntie Bankerella is worried. See, over the years I’ve seen douchebaggery... 11 months 3 weeks
What every banker girl needsMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this originally went up Aug 2012 while most of you were still playing jv hopscotch. If you haven't read Bankerella's posts, go through each and every one of them now, they're fantastic. fwiw this post also went up on CNBC. Enjoy! Okay, today's advice comes... 1 year 1 month
What I learned in b-school: is it worth $250k?Mod Note (Andy) - Throwback Thursday - this originally went up July 2012 A while back I mentioned that during the two years of my MBA program at a top-5 school, I'd put a star next to every note I took that I thought was worth carrying forward into my future career. When I moved on, I threw... 1 year 1 month
Cold Hard GMAT: Are You Too Stupid to Hit 760?Mod note: "Best of Bankerella" - this was originally posted 6/22/12 Do you want to go to a top b-school? You should have a 99th percentile GMAT. This is hugely controversial. I have no idea why. If you’re already assured of getting into your top school because you’re so awesome or your dad... 2 years 3 weeks
My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: PrestigeMod note: Best of Bankerella - this was originally posted 10/1/12 I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I’ve never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at IBD. Folks, why IBD? The finance world is broad and varied, and there are a million ways to make a buck. Why pick the... 10 months 4 weeks

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Not back. Just between fire drills. Not back. Just between fire drills. 1 year 1 month
What's the longest vacation you can take at your...What's the longest vacation you can take at your firm without raising a seriously disapproving eyebrow? I would go a very long way to ensure a maternity leave does not exceed that length. For instance, in banking I have seen 2-3 weeks. You won't likely be at your best when you return. It is... 1 year 1 month
Hey, Uncle Eddie, just a note. When you buy a...Hey, Uncle Eddie, just a note. When you buy a company that's basically priced at cash, you're still making the bet that they're not going to go out and waste that cash right away. 2 years 1 month
mbavsmfin: bankerella: Wharton MBAs get into...[quote=mbavsmfin] bankerella: Wharton MBAs get into it. It goes to UVA. Awesome! Do they actually party with hot UVA sorority girls? I'm sure the Wharton MBA guys are considered an awesome catch, especially compared to state school frat guys![/quote] I see -- you want this broken down... 2 years 1 month
Wharton MBAs get into it. It goes to UVA. Wharton MBAs get into it. It goes to UVA. 2 years 1 month
mbavsmfin: Poff: mbavsmfin: bankerella:...[quote=mbavsmfin] Poff: mbavsmfin: bankerella: mbavsmfin: heister: bankerella: BlackHat: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is completely made up by some students, because it's not a regular event and that website reeks of sophomoric language and ideas. Also, in "what to... 2 years 1 month
mbavsmfin: bankerella: mbavsmfin: LOL! The...[quote=mbavsmfin] bankerella: mbavsmfin: LOL! The top 5 list sounds really cool and fun! So I recently dumped my girlfriend and am single and free as a bird. During admit weekend I met quite a few girls who caught my eye. I was actually flabbergasted at how many attractive women I met... 2 years 1 month
mbavsmfin: heister: bankerella: BlackHat: I'm...[quote=mbavsmfin] heister: bankerella: BlackHat: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is completely made up by some students, because it's not a regular event and that website reeks of sophomoric language and ideas. Also, in "what to wear," having "no swimsuits" in your Don'ts... 2 years 1 month
BlackHat: I'm going to go out on a limb here...[quote=BlackHat]I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is completely made up by some students, because it's not a regular event and that website reeks of sophomoric language and ideas. Also, in "what to wear," having "no swimsuits" in your Don'ts section really doesn't work for... 2 years 1 month
karypto: It's rather simple: your emotions...[quote=karypto]It's rather simple: your emotions allow someone to plant a seed in your belly. I'm guessing an alpha male either was unable to conquer your womanhood or you are too "manly" for those who glance at you. A career woman is what feminists fought for. While your question is rhetorical, I... 2 years 1 month