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Five Weeks Off Between Jobs?I’m starting a new job on May 27th, in a completely different industry, and am curious to know how much time I’m “allowed” to take off during the transition. My new job will require me to re-locate, and I have little familiarity with the new city. I also was planning on being abroad from May 12 –... 1 year 3 months
IB Behind US Airways / American Airlines Merger?Does anyone know the IBs behind the US Airways / American Airlines merger? I've searched the internet but cannot find anything. Do any of you insiders know the associated parties? I'd imagine it would have to be BBs on both sides? Thanks. 1 year 3 months
Anyone Else Feel Broke?Am I the only one that is struggling to get by in SF? I'm sure you NY monkeys have it even worse. Granted, I work at a boutique consulting shop, so first year salary + bonus tops out at $65K, but I'm baffled at how difficult it is to save money living in a major metro. Rent [$1,400 - which is... 2 years 1 week
Deloitte S&O Phoenix?Does Deloitte S... 2 years 2 weeks
Roland Berger Seeking Acquirer? Potentially the...Just saw this in the May 11th edition of the Economist ('Wall Street is Back'). For anyone that has a copy, check out "To the brainy, the spoils" [Pg 67]. Quote from the Economist: "As the elite firms move down into implementation and operations, they are meeting big new rivals hoping to move... 2 years 1 month
The 20 Mistakes You Don't Want To Make In... Not sure if this is old news, but I got a good laugh out of the article. A couple noteworthy ones: 16. Not caring because you only live once — that is for fools: "We all are guilty of irrational decision-... 2 years 1 month
Best Consulting Firm for Lateral w/o MBAAs the title states, what is the best Consulting Firm someone can lateral into without an MBA? Is Deloitte S... 2 years 4 months
When Does Life Get Better? Before I jump into it, I want to make clear that this is NOT a sob story, and I'm very happy with where I'm at! I've been at my current consulting gig for 5 months and gets better by the day. I'm still learning a lot on the job, but I'm finally starting to feel like I'm adding value to my team and... 2 years 7 months
Is Equinox Good for Networking?Is Equinox worth it from a networking standpoint? The price difference between Equinox ($175 - $200) and 24 Hour Fitness ($40) is drastic, but if I meet one influential person at Equinox, I'd think its worth it. I'm not saying I'm going to harass people during their workouts. Like any gym, when you... 2 years 7 months
Chevy Volt/Nissan Leaf: A Complete JokeI was filling up the tank on my Honda Civic yesterday. I had never considered an electric car/hybrid, but at $5.09 a gallon and climbing, I thought I'd research the Leaf/Volt. After about 20 minutes of research, I couldn't believe that there are people who actually purchase these cars, with the... 2 years 8 months


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Welcome to the New Wall Street Oasis!Nice work Patrick! The website looks phenomenal. My only suggestion would be to darken the gray font or simply change it to black. At the moment, I am tilting my screen to darken font, which makes the website much more easy on the eye from a reading standpoint. 3 months 1 week
Best US cities to LIVE in?[quote=adapt or die] fromtheshadows: Don't sleep on Phoenix. It was 77 here today. Yeah, I love the Phoenix area. I could def live in Scottsdale, one of my favorite places in the country.[/quote] True. I love PHX / Scottsdale / Tempe. However, I don't think the PHX Metro has a single... 4 months 3 weeks
Best US cities to LIVE in?150+ Posts and only two or three references to LA. LA has the best weather in the country, as in 80 in the summer, 65 in the winter, and 15 days of rain annually. The west side of town, i.e., Santa Monica / Marina Del Rey / Manhattan Beach has walking distance proximity to incredible beaches.... 4 months 3 weeks
Dropping medical school for investment bankingDoesn't MBB recruit fresh PhDs / Med students? 5 months 1 day
DeletexxxJust wanted to drop by and say thanks for the thread @OpsDude. I still remember your original thread from a few years back in which you first talked about gaining admission to Kellogg. I'm also considering applying for R1 this year, assuming I can score 7XX on the GMAT by summer. Best of luck on... 5 months 1 week
AMA: Looking back on the first few months at Tuck Bumping this as I have the same question as @freddyflintstone. Based on the Tuck Class Profile, the incoming class had an average of 5 years of WE. However, I'll be applying R1 with only 3 years of experience, and 4 upon matriculation. Isn't that same track as the typical 2 Year IB / 2 Year PE... 5 months 3 weeks
Undergrad: USC or CornellIf I were a high school senior, I would do anything to have an opportunity to attend USC. Throw in the full ride scholarship and I don't see how this is even a contest. You can go to USC and score a BB / Elite Boutique job in SF / LA. From there, you can apply to an M7 MBA program or see where the... 8 months 1 week
AMA: Former TFA Corps Member, Current Commercial...Nice. Current 2014 Corps Member. Did TFA refer you to anyone in Commercial RE or assist you in setting up coffee chats? How was your relationship with your principal / MTLD following your departure? I want to pursue an M7 MBA but am worried about obtaining solid recommendations. Do you have any... 9 months 2 weeks
Personal Finance Part 1: Credit Card Hacking (the...Just to play devil's advocate. I understand this is WSO, and therefore the majority of users are financially savvy and fiscally responsible. However, in the vast majority of cases, any earned rewards or cash back bonuses would be more than wiped by the additional costs incurred by using the credit... 10 months 2 weeks
Reflections on Year 1 at BoothThis is one of the most informative threads I've seen on WSO in some time. It has completely corrected any misconceptions I've held about Booth or MBAs in general. Regarding GND. Could you elaborate more on how GND is enforced? Is there essentially an unwritten rule among campus peers to... 11 months 3 weeks