| Submit Cover Letters in OCR?On my school's OCR system, certain firms require cover letters and others leave it optional. What is the right strategy for the optional cases? My feeling is not to submit cover letters when theyre optional, because they don't help and can only hurt. In that case why give more material that you...|| 3 years 4 weeks|
| Do bankers see your transcript?This is about SA IBD applications where the transcript is required. Do the bankers who actually decide whether you get an interview read the transcripts, or do they just look at the GPA listed in the resume when selecting interview candidates?
I had one semester of bad grades, and am wondering...|| 3 years 1 month|
| Networking calendarFor those who've been through the SA recruiting cycle, what are times of the year where you witness a high response rate? What are times when most analysts are too busy or getting ready for their vacations?
For example, my cold emails of the last week or so have hardly got responses.|| 3 years 2 months|
| Leaders in Investment BankingDoes anyone know of this 2-day workshop? It teaches the basics of resume writing, accounting, and valuation. It's free (but with a $30 refundable registration fee), and occurring in major cities. It started in 2010, so I would love to hear from anyone who has attended.
Thanks|| 3 years 5 months|
| Beginner investing guides?Hi Seasoned Readers of WSO,
A friend asked me to recommend him some books on personal investing. He knows basic econ/finance concepts, but has never owned or traded securities.
I'm guessing an introductory text on the different asset classes, what metrics to watch out for, what common...|| 3 years 5 months|
| GRE or GMAT for MSF or MMSI am trying to decide which test to take for MSF (e.g. Princeton, Vandy, WUSTL) and MMS (Duke). Given I have limited time to prepare, I would like to know in which test is it easier to achieve an acceptable score.
1. Which one is generally considered easier and therefore takes shorter to...|| 3 years 5 months|
| Cold email questionSay you cold email an MD/ED in investment banking asking for an informational interview. He kindly replies that he is no longer in the business, that his Linkedin page (which boasts of 12 years in banking) is not up to date, and he wishes you good luck in your job search.
What does the WSO...|| 3 years 6 months|
| GS Superday Invitation EmailFor GIR in NYC specifically, the invitation to superday email (from HR) has the sentence
[quote]Members of the division will also reach out to help coach and prepare you for the superday if they have not done so already.[/quote]
Does anyone find this a bit unusual? Anyone else get this...|| 3 years 10 months|