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PB NYC at BB or S&T Bumblefuck, USA in MMFor your personal development, I hope you take the S... 2 years 2 months
Resigning How big was your North American IBD associate class and how many have left/resigned/been laid off after 1.5 years? Honestly, you should just elect for the 30 days to expire and let them lay you off. If you resign, you will forfeit your 401k company match whereas that vests if you get laid off. 2 years 2 months
Do most single associates have roomates?I am an associate at a BB and have a roommate. Of the associates in my class and my friends from business school, I would say 50% live with their spouse/significant others, 40% have roommates and only 10% live alone. I personally have a roommate though I am single and under 30. I have lived in... 2 years 2 months
Can you tell me about Donaldson, Lufkin &...-Started a few Yale undergrads still in their 20s -Although an originally research-oriented shop, managed to build out a top-tier investment bank in 10-20 years. -Known as a sweatshop and analysts (and associates, based on the Monkey Business book) consistently got crushed -Picked up Drexel... 2 years 7 months
Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming...It does pay off significantly to be a top-bucket analyst. By the time analysts enter their second (and perhaps third) years, a top bucket analyst will earn $30,000 - 50,000 more in bonus than a bottom-bucket analyst. Also, being a top-bucket analyst is crucial for buyside recruiting. One of the... 2 years 11 months
How to explain boutique SA position?[quote=Connor]^ That's a damn good answer. +1 After you answer, "I just wanted to be closer to deals," he's going to ask if you tried applying to the elites and BBs. You will say yes, they he's going to come to the conclusion that somehow you weren't good enough and can't admit it. Just... 2 years 11 months
How to explain boutique SA position?There is one right answer and one answer only - be honest and tell the truth. Don't cave into insecurity or desperateness and try to make anything up as this will only backfire in the worst possible way. Don't deflect the question either because bankers aren't idiots and can infer what happened (... 2 years 11 months
Harvard 2+2: advice on concentration for last...[quote=karenrr]Thanks guys for all your advice. On a side note, how does a "come from behind story" play out for b-school? I had a sub 60% average in public high school (stay with me here) because I simply didnt care. Just worked and rode horses and thats it. I had to go to college first and... 2 years 11 months
Harvard 2+2: advice on concentration for last...[quote=IlliniProgrammer]Queen's is a state school. Lower tuition, quality (not over-the-top) academics. Pragmatically, if you're middle-class with a larger EFC than your family's disposable income, it makes sense to go to Queen's and save $30K in tuition over an Ivy. The problem is that you're... 2 years 11 months
Easiest BBs and MMs to Move to Different Offices?Every BB and MM bank will tell you that they are lifestyle-friendly and open to your changing preferences but I doubt many banks will be supportive of someone changing offices (especially at the junior level). First of all, regional offices require a specialized skillset (SF = Tech and a small... 2 years 11 months