| My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: PrestigeMod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 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...|| 8 months 1 week|
| 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...|| 10 months 1 week|
| 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,...|| 1 year 5 months|
| 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...|| 1 year 6 months|
| 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...|| 1 year 7 months|
| 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...|| 1 year 8 months|
| 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...|| 1 year 8 months|
| 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 10 months|
| 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 10 months|
| 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 10 months|