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Huge room for an August sublet - UES - $1,000I will be out of my apartment for the entire month of August and am looking for someone to sublet my apartment. You will be sharing the apartment (separate rooms) with a female roommate in her mid-twenties who is rarely in the apartment. She spends most of her time with her boyfriend or traveling... 5 years 11 months


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Bold or Curve?For a personal phone - choose the Palm Pre/Pixi instead. Full keyboard, can view/edit excels and pdfs. It has more apps, better integration with facebook, better e-mail alerts 4 years 11 months
Disposable IncomeTake plenty of vacations - just keep your blackberry close. Skiing works well as you can be on your blackberry while on the chairlift. 5 years 1 month
First day IB Analyst Advicei would introduce yourself to everyone on the floor. You're not going to have much to do. Be proactive and just talk to people. If you've got downtime, ask one of the junior people sitting near you if you can shadow them. 5 years 2 months
SA w/ Briefcase?Don't do the backpack - please, you're not in school anymore... Company logo nylon messenger bag is probably the best mix of casual / professionalism for an SA. Don't go overboard with a briefcase - but if you've got nothing else, take the briefcase over the backpack. 5 years 2 months
A 51st State Could Be PossibleWe should wait until we annex Canada and then redraw the map and flags. 5 years 2 months
Laptop: MacBook vs ThinkPad for a banker???I had both - it depends on what you're using it for. I've owned both and love them. (RIP to my T42 due to a beer spill and not choosing the warranty option) If you want power and a great screen, go for the T. If you want mobility - go for the X. I have an external monitor hooked up, and I... 5 years 2 months
Equity Sales vs. High-Grade Corporates TradingLet me ask a follow-up question. Are you selling cash equities, equity derivatives or both. In a market like Equities, where things are very transparent and most products trade on exchanges, it's very tough to add value or generate sales credits. If you're structuring exotic equity derivatives,... 5 years 2 months
Is networking overrated?Networking isn't overrated. First of all - networking with alumni contacts, especially junior ones are extremely helpful for interview prep. Shadowing them in the bullpen or on the trading floor (depending on where you're interested in) gives you a much better understanding of the job. It will... 5 years 2 months
Having a bank account with a different bank?Depending on the bank - you do not need to do brokerage with them. Some banks have an agreement with a few of the larger brokerages (charles schwab, fidelity, other BBs) to send daily trade information. Many discount brokerages don't make the cut as they don't want to invest in the technology... 5 years 2 months
2009/2010 Bonus EstimatesZweihandler, Two main justifications for the high pay - cost of living and hours worked. Manhattan is an expensive island to live on, and when you're working 120 hour weeks - it makes things unworkable if you live out in Queen's or in New Jersey (there isn't enough hours in the week to commute... 5 years 2 months