Breaking into Private Equity from Banking

Since some of my longer threads/advice seems to have been buried on the forums, I decided to consolidate it through the blog. Enjoy.

The majority of the below text is sourced from the following link:

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/advice-for-n...

Advice for New Analysts Breaking into PE:

Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City

We've been getting more events going on lately (Atlanta & NYC this month) and want to keep the momentum going!

We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities...

Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry Pros

Recruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...

AMA - I'm a Non-target who broke into MM IB with no prior experience

11/30/17 update: This was originally posted in 2014 but I am still able to take questions

As some of you know, I'm about to begin by MM IB analyst stint in a week. I'...

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If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include WSO Resume Review, Wall Street Mentors , Financial Modeling Training, WSO Job Board, WSO Video Library and more...again, it's as simple as texting the 3 letters "WSO" to 38470 :-)

Thank you for supporting the WSO community,
Patrick

Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks

When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call - on your office line...

Sales & Trading Interview Questions - Gekko's Guidance Part 2

In Part 2 of Gekko's Guidance, I'm going to cover S&T interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of Gekko's Guidance .

This guide is meant to cover all...

A Letter to a Chimp

Dear My Little Chimp,

Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that BB investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you just started that biz dev role and are studying for the GMAT so you can get into B-school, but first, you have a lot of work to do.

You're off on a fun adventure, though it may not seem like it every single day. You're being paid to learn various skills that will continue to make you money and provide a certain level of security for the remainder of your life. You may find some days you're the ball, but other days you're the Louisville Slugger. Some days you're the windshield. Some days you're the bug. Ride the waves.

If you can last through the late hours, challenging personalities, lack of sleep, and self-inflicted poor nutrition (because, let's be real, you can choose to eat healthy foods and drink in moderation), many doors will open to you. And these doors are not limited to suit-wearing jobs in New York City. You're showing the world that you can compete professionally with the big dogs. You're not in triple-A anymore.

Law School is a Terrible Idea

What is a default answer for anyone who does not have a job after graduation?

The answer I hear far too often is law school.

In my opinion, it is an answer...

How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment Banking

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