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Entrepreneurship / Has anyone here founded a...Hey everyone, I started on here a few years ago (see my previous posts). I ended up not going down the ER road, but a year ago co-founded a research... 1 year 4 months
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (FAS) in...Is anyone familiar with this group? I've looked on the forums, but wondering if anyone has any more insight. 2 years 4 months
Informal offer for IB analystHey everyone... I have an informal offer to join a company that does Middle Market M&A in DC, focused on aerospace and defense, which is an industry I've been in for 3 years. I prefer to keep the discussion private... just PM me if you're willing to lend an ear. Thanks 2 years 7 months
Business School Social Event in DCFellow Monkeys, I am organizing a social event in DC on Wednesday, Dec 19th to celebrate the end of the semester. This is an opportunity for business students to meet each other, have a drink, and enjoy a fun evening. You don't have to be in business school necessarily, but the majority... 2 years 7 months
Type A personality and leadershipPhilosophical question: How are having a type-A personality and leadership ability related to one another? Curious to hear your thoughts. 2 years 8 months
UVA Investment ConferenceIs anyone going to this conference at UVA? I'd be interested in splitting a hotel room if any WSO-ers are planning on going. Some of my classmates from JHU will be going, but they will be showing up on Friday. I plan on being there both days. http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Faculty-... 2 years 9 months
WSO members at JHU Carey School (DC)So I go to check my email on the computers in the main lounge area, and the browsing history is full of WSO tags :) Who else here is a student at Carey? I just started this fall. Soccerguy 2 years 10 months
Success!I've been on WSO for almost a year, and I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has made this site what it is. In 2009, I decided to make a big career change decision, which really started this whole process. Coming from a non-target school, non-business major, I really started from... 3 years 4 months
Other routes to ERQuestion for the group: My goal is to work in ER covering aerospace and defense companies. I live in the DC area, and there are basically 4 companies that have research teams in the area (legg mason, FBR, and Lazard, as well as Stifel Nicolaus in Baltimore). Here's my question: I'm starting... 3 years 6 months
Networking Idea: Shareholder meetingsI didnt know this before, but apparently you can attend annual shareholders meetings as long as you own at least 1 share of a company's stock :) Networking opportunities??? From what I read, many shareholder's meetings don't have a very high attendance, and those that do go are probably... 3 years 6 months

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You don't belong there because you are whining You don't belong there because you are whining 2 years 7 months
you too. if you "go with the heard", its much...you too. if you "go with the heard", its much harder, but if you stick to your industry and what you're already good at, then it would be very hard for other people to compete with you once you learn the finance side of things. 2 years 8 months
Step 2: once youre in a graduate program, either...Step 2: once youre in a graduate program, either join the investment banking club, or if they don't have one, start your own student organization. Then, you get involved with attending conferences, inviting speakers, alumni, etc, and you see where this leads eventually... 2 years 8 months
I dont know, I wouldn't even worry about the age...I dont know, I wouldn't even worry about the age barrier. You must know a lot about your industry already because of your experience working in a company. I'd say get into the best part-time MBA program you can that also is very big within your current industry. When you start the MBA, learn as... 2 years 8 months
Make some friends in your industry, and go work...Make some friends in your industry, and go work for a firm that services the types of companies that you know a lot about already. Going to B-school is great for meeting those types of people, but also start going to whatever big-name local university is near you (stanford / berekley) and attend... 2 years 8 months
A lot of people are talking about this, and...A lot of people are talking about this, and making 2 points: It's going to make the 2 companies more inefficient because of its sheer size and scale More consolidation from defense companies at the prime level is bad at this point, because there are fewer and fewer competitors.. that means... 2 years 9 months
it doesn't matter how good the program is unless...it doesn't matter how good the program is unless you take the time to learn what you're taught. In business school, the classes are not really long enough to internalize all of the material taught in any one class. 2 years 10 months
JH - I am starting in the fall. JH - I am starting in the fall. 3 years 4 months
FYI, one of the mods chose the picture... The...FYI, one of the mods chose the picture... The monkey looks a little bit on the OCD side :) 3 years 4 months
oh, and another thing I've learned - show people...oh, and another thing I've learned - show people respect, even on forums like this. People have long memories, and you never know who can give you a leg up when you really need it. I think it's virtually impossible for anyone to accomplish these kinds of career goals on their own without any... 3 years 4 months