Trending Content (see all)Replies
+121
Rock Bottom but ain't giving up

Bill Ackman

Hey guys, I graduated from non-target college (Baruch College) last year majoring in Finance with Economics minor. I have a GPA just below 3.0. I enjoy finance industry, especially capital markets. It's been a year, yes, a full year since I've been applying for jobs. I used...

86
+21
Nonlinear Career Tracks - Anyone on one?

Venturepapi

This post is for the nonlinear career trotters - All the paper perfect ivys to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or Consulting can skip this thread unless you have some value to provide. But to the nonlinear career trotters, curious what your trajectories have...

37
+19
Has anyone here been unemployed for 3+ months?

differentialequations12

I'm literally going crazy sitting at home -- got let go a few months ago. I have had at least 6-7 in person interviews (with decent companies) -- and at least double that in phone screens but have gotten no return offers. Has anyone been here before? Am I terrible at interviewing or...

51
All Pods
All Events
WSO Hall of Fame: Job Search Advice Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

The Wall Street Oasis Job Search Advice Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best threads giving advice on the various aspects of your next job search. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & In...

-
WSO Resume Review: get ready!

WallStreetOasis.com

Please check out our new Resume Review service to get your resume ready for recruiting season: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/page/wso-resume-review...

-
Recently Active Topics
Replies
+2
URGENT: Am I Too late for SA 2020?

stackjack97

Hey guys, I am a returning junior at non-target. I took a leave of absence for two years to serve in the military. I just got discharged in May and began looking for summer 2020 internships. I found out that they are already almost done with recruiting. I see some applications listed on websites ...

8
+19
Has anyone here been unemployed for 3+ months?

differentialequations12

I'm literally going crazy sitting at home -- got let go a few months ago. I have had at least 6-7 in person interviews (with decent companies) -- and at least double that in phone screens but have gotten no return offers. Has anyone been here before? Am I terrible at interviewing or something? I...

51
+22 27
+64
Unemployed and living in parents' basement, losing hope

freydo

Graduated in December, moved back to my parents' because I'm a worthless human being. Have applied to ~500 jobs, have had 10 phone interviews, 1 in-person interview. Have contacted ~80 alumni, barely any responses. Day after day, its the same fucking thing. Sending my resume/application into a black...

119
+1
CV Critique

earthwalker7

hey all, I'll critique your CV & Linkedin, and you critique mine. I'll have to defer Linkedin critique to DM, but here's my sanitized CV below. My career has a bit of challenge/randomness to it. Being a non-Chinese working in Asia means that I find myself broadly unable to do the same jobs as lo...

1
+2
Rounding my GPA by <0.1

olivGiroud

Hi, I'm a rising college junior (target school) starting to apply for internships for next summer. Currently interning at a medium sized bank, but interested in an IB internship at a BB for next year. Many of the bigger banks I've looked at have a minimum GPA requirement (or rather, "preferred GPA"...

5
+6
So what are my options if I can't even find a temp job?

freydo

Can't even land a temp job, let a lone a full-time position. What are my options? Leaning towards live-streaming my own suicide to bring awareness to how much of a scam the university system is. Anything else?...

33
+1
University of Michigan chances

Anonymous Monkey

I'm currently a sophomore studying computer science at the University of Michigan and after a wildly boring internship at Facebook with a pack of socially-lacking Indian/Chinese immigrant programmers I decided I wanted to switch career goals. Does anyone have advice for UM CS students on how to get ...

2
0
Internal transfer from one department to another - from intern this summer to summer analyst next summer

MidlengthAlbum

Hello. I'm currently interning in PWM at a BB. I'd like to move to S&T or AM next summer. How hard will this be? I recently looked through Outlook and found that I have contact info for everyone at the firm. My boss already said he'd support me doing this, and can reach out/back me up for this mo...

0
+4
Hope Floats, So Does Shit....

Civil_Finance

Hi All, It's my first post but I've been lurking for a couple of days now (just made a legitimate account though). Here is my situation. I am 24 years old and have LOVED financial markets and investing since I was 10. But when I graduated High school the US recession was in full swing and the ide...

9
+1
When to begin cold emailing for PE, HF, and small IB firms seeking sophomore summer internships?

bbjos

I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target, beginning my internship search for sophomore summer. I know the big banks are beginning to open their applications for next summer. Beyond BB's, many banks don't have online applications for sophomores and PE/HFs certainly don't. I need to know if small invest...

1
+1
How to show MD during coffee chat that I would be a good candidate?

TheZhanMan

I am a rising junior who is interested in credit analysis and distressed debt, and have been mainly interviewing for RX IB roles for SA 2020 but so far hasn't received any offers. Recently I read that an alumni of my school became an SMD at the distressed arm of a leading buy-side firm, and I know t...

1
+21
Nonlinear Career Tracks - Anyone on one?

Venturepapi

This post is for the nonlinear career trotters - All the paper perfect ivys to IB or Consulting can skip this thread unless you have some value to provide. But to the nonlinear career trotters, curious what your trajectories have looked like? Has anyone ever taking a job completely irrelevant to t...

37
0
Conference

jialopet

I have been in the industry for about 1 and half year but as a consultant. I have worked in some BB and MM banks mostly in operations. I have been looking for ways to get myself out there and learn more about the Finance, Investment Banking Industry and meet more people. I used to feel down when som...

0
0
Which GPA on Resume?

berlacke

I will be a senior in the fall, and I want to have my resume ready to go. I have a 3.65 cumulative but a 3.85 major(Finance). I don't know if I should only put cumulative, or only major or both? What do you guys recommend?...

3
+4
RBC SA Class of 2020 Thread

JCC223

RBC's 2020 summer analyst application became open in August of 2018. Has anyone heard back or received an offer yet? This seems crazy early to be starting recruiting. ...

23
+1
product control or operations - which is better?

amy.mcc.2a

Hi guys, I graduated last year and I am currently working for a well known commercial bank in product control. I have recently been offered a grad opportunity for a BB bank in ops. I ideally would like to progress to FO in the future or at least progress from B0/MO. The ops job is less pay and I im...

1
+1
Goldman Background Check - school expulsion

Hm443301

I’ve been given an offer from Goldman. The background check asks if I’ve ever been expelled from a college program in the past 5 years. I was removed from the business program of my school in freshman year, but was able to transfer to another program within the same school. I have since graduate...

3
+121
Rock Bottom but ain't giving up

Bill Ackman

Hey guys, I graduated from non-target college (Baruch College) last year majoring in Finance with Economics minor. I have a GPA just below 3.0. I enjoy finance industry, especially capital markets. It's been a year, yes, a full year since I've been applying for jobs. I used LinkedIn, Indeed, and ap...

86
+1
Bank back office Finance to Commercial/Corporate Banking

Hank4321

Hi all, I wanted to get some suggestions and points on how to make a transition from a back office finance role at a bank to a role in commercial/corporate banking and if it is even in the realm of possibility. I have completed Omega Performance Credit training which is what most entry level commer...

3
+1
I'm A Full Time Mom But I Want To Work

mabbeyam19

Hi everyone, I'm a full-time mom but I want help my husband earn and save. Can you suggest some home-based works fit for full-time moms like me? Thank you!...

1
+1
Pivoting back from a FinTech Startup and not sure where to go

Venturepapi

Hey all, I took the plunge into an operator role at a FinTech Startup from Asset Management and want to get back into an investing seat. Ideally would love to be in a venture role which is why I decided to get operating experience but there aren't many shops with open seats in my city right now. A...

1
+1
How to break into Finance?

shaunmaj9

Hello all, this is my first post here and I would really appreciate any advice! I have a BA in Economics from a top 10 or 13 public school with a 3.0 GPA. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a doctor in college but I didn't have the grades. I took Biology post-bacc courses at my local state school to ...

1
+1
Best tests sites for Cut-e tests?

Joblife

Which is the best practice site to practice Cut-e tests? The site does not have to be free. Thank you for feedback. ...

1
+3
Associate Relationship Manager

biggsy

What do you guys know about Associate Relationship Manager programs in commercial banking? Typical background? Comp? Career trajectory? Lifestyle?...

8
+1
Starting a new job and scared shitless - how to manage self doubt?

AspiringSage

After a three year stint in consulting, I was tired of packing suitcases. But the grind was worth it. After a short search period, I was able to land exactly the job I wanted in industry. Compensation, work culture, colleagues almost every aspect seems to be a perfect fit from the outside. Howeve...

1
+1
Corporate Banking to Big 3 rating agency structure finance interview

soup666

I am a corporate banking analyst in a global bank. My work entails underwriting commercials like revolvers, term loans, leveraged loans to the corporate transactions like refi, LBO, acquisitions. So a lot of credit analysis write-up, modeling involved. I am having an interview with a big three rati...

1
+141
Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean

PrestigeCaller

11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean 1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy": We have a few VPs that take home all of the carry and three dozen Analysts grinding out all of our legwork because it's cheaper. All you little shits are replaceable and none of you fuckers are getti...

100
+1
Internship with a Central Bank. How is it seen by the private sector.

DonalDayUmTray

So I just wanted to hop on here and get your take on something. So I've just finished my second year as an undergrad at university and have been applying all year long to S&T, Equity Research, and Investment Banking roles, to no avail (few assessment centers and phone interviews). But I did manage t...

1
+5
How much of an assh*le am I ?

Okocha10

How much of an ass am I if I quit my unpaid internship in a subpar research firm on day 2 because I received an IB paid internship in a nice bank ? How do I proceed to feel less guilt ?...

14
+1
How to Change from Marketing to Finance

scan-001

My Bachelor's Degree was in Business Administration, took finance & accounting classes as part of the curriculum. I have been in marketing for the last 7 years or so, and I recently realized I want to do finance (specifically venture capital & private equity). Which jobs in finance should I be goin...

2
+1
Publishing presentation while working for a bank

theWallStreetGuy

Hi All, I am working at a Big bank and looking to make a presentation on US-China trade war talks. Can I publish this presentation on LinkedIn and send it to my or do I need to get special permissions from the HR before I send it across and put it on LinkedIn? -- is there anything from compliance p...

3
+3
Taking a short-term job with intentions of quitting after finding something better?

Venturepapi

In a bit of a pickle and not sure what to do Have a few offers in roles/companies that are a little off my track but I can't afford to sit on the bench for a lot longer. Curious if anyone has ever been in this situation before/done this and what do you recommend? Ideally don't plan to be in thi...

7
+3
Corp Dev (Entry Level)

Macallan 25

Hey folks, I landed an internship in corp dev in a F1000 company on the east coast. I wanted to get an opinion on whether or not this can lead to a meaningful role. I know that most corp dev positions are exit opportunities out of IB. This is different because this is not an MBA position as it did...

11
+1
?Engineering/Programming: Citadel Securities & Hudson River Trading?

Plotnus

Hello All, I'm looking for information on what it's like to work at either of these firms as a programmer/engineer. I've read reviews on Glassdoor for both companies. One issue with this approach is that some of the information is specific to trading and may not be representative of what it is lik...

1
+2
ARGUS....how to learn the basics without spending money??

welcome2nyc

Is there a quick and free way to learn the basics of ARGUS....I don't want to buy the program or spend money on some ridiculous training course/session. To be honest, I just want to be able to say that I'm familiar with the program whenever I interview. ...

51
+1
No comp discussion during interview

Research Rodger

I have had 3 phone interviews + a final superday with a company and comp was never discussed. It was never even brought up by any of the interviewers. Does this mean I am most likely not being considered after the super day? Or do some companies give an offer without this discussion?...

1
+1
Help-- Trying to identify what to pursue

non target jared vennett

Hi all, thank you for the help in advance. I know figuring out what I want to do is on me to do some introspection- I am doing this. But I was wondering if anyone knows some interesting groups/ divisions within Fidelity. Our groups within Fidelity that people would enjoy working for and why? Thanks ...

1
+1
How do I improve my applications?

Redbirdmonkey

I'm a recent grad out of a non-target with a 3.5 GPA and some relevant internship experience. I've had a lot of trouble finding my first job and while I haven't lost hope yet, I'm starting to think about what sort of things I can do to improve my resume/application and make myself more employable ov...

1
+1
Network in different country

olivGiroud

Hi all, So I have a network at two BBs, specifically a VP-level person at each place who I know will vouch for me if I ask. Thing is, they both work in offices abroad, and I am looking to intern in NYC. Any idea how helpful recommendations of this kind generally are? Thanks!...

1
+1
24 yo - I haven't screwed up my life yet, right?

delsudest

Hi WSO, Note: this is a modified post; I don't think I've screwed up my life yet, but I'm just reflecting on my experience so far and looking to see what career path might be a good fit for me. Brief background: 24-yrs old, one year out of undergrad in accounting, big four audit job, studying for C...

5
+1
Official Transcript has a lower GPA than resume (by 1 point), will my offer get rescinded?

Perla Mendoza

Hi everyone, I fucked up. I signed an entry-level job offer as an analyst 2 mo. ago which stated "is contingent on completion of degree program." I didn't think about the GPA on my resume. Since then, they have paid for my hotels and flights for orientation next week and have made business cards too...

1
+31
2019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley Hirevue

A-Jns22

Did anyone get the 2019 SA MS HireVues yet? I just got it today. Could someone explain the process further, and give me some tips? (I am a rising sophomore so this is my first interview) Also, was getting the HireVue a selective process? I got it for more than one position so should I assume it was ...

247
+1
Going from Houston IB internship to full-time New York S&T chances?

rnoodles

Hey everyone, I'm currently an IB summer analyst in the Houston office of a European tier 2 bank (think BNP, HSBC, SocGen, etc), but my aspirations were always in S&T in new york. Had a large number of super days for markets internships at BBs and EBs but couldn't secure any and decided to go for Ho...

1
+1
Target School Advice

Jake 0

I will be attending a target finance undergrad school starting next year. Although I have some family in the field, I am not well informed on the nuanced differences between front office Wall Street jobs. What do you guys recommend I do to get a better grasp of what field I might be best suited for...

1
+1
T2 Consulting vs Tech Industry

RWRecoveryWater

Hey everyone, I'm currently deciding between two full time offers and would love your guys' advice. I spent last summer interning for a big 4 strategy consulting firm (Deloitte/S&) and got a full-time offer, and I'm also comparing it against a financial development rotational program at MSFT. I'm st...

1
+1
don't like coffee, so what about a smoothie chat?

famejranc

sup boise so here's the deal: i don't like coffee... i don't want to look like an absolute **** if someone agrees to meet up for coffee and i end up not getting coffee after i asked him to get coffee so what about a smoothie chat? anybody ever try this? people like smoothies way more than coffee ...

1
+1
The road to an internship

Rawb1

Hi everyone. I hope you are doing well. I recently got accepted into a MiM joint degree program at HEC Paris-Yale, it comes as a bit of a shock as I really wasn't expecting to get in, given my low GRE score. The course is structured in a way that you do your first year at HEC Paris in General Ma...

2
+1
Will need to move due to love. I need advice

Shareefms

Hey all, I am a first time poster but long time lurker looking for advice. A bit about myself – I graduated from one of the top Engineering schools in Canada and started my career in one of the largest bank in Canada as a Market Risk Analyst. I was on that role for 6 months before I learnt of ...

1
+1
Medical DQ from Army.... Now What???

AnyThing4TheW

I come from a Senior Military College in the U.S. I played D1 lacrosse and was set to go into the Armed Services. My original plan was to go Armed Services—> MBA—> IB. I just graduated this May and unfortunately I got a Medical D’Q from a lacrosse related injury (Hip Labrum tear). I really am ...

1
+1
What to do after SA at mid-tier IB; off-cycle internship or FT?

quire2

As title states, I have a summer internship with a mid-tier IB, think HSBC/Nomura/BNPP in London. It is my first experience in IB, and I am a first-year student at a non-UK target MSc in Finance. I would like to try moving to a BB/EB for full-time after graduation and my dilemma is whether I should ...

2
0
How do you network when employers know what you're up to?

ikiq

Hey guys, So networking is definitely a major factor in the recruitment process, but after reading guides and articles about the "proper" way to network, the entire process seems both forced and a turn-off (in my view) for employers. The basic guideline is to differentiate yourself at networking ev...

7
+3
No internship

helpasap123

I’m currently a rising sophomore at Bentley university majoring in Finance and minoring in Computer Information systems. My gpa is a 3.53 (I’m not sure if that’s bad or good). I currently do not have an internship or a retail job. It was my stupid mistake to not apply for anything earlier. I w...

13
+1
Will Work without salary

xWallStreet

Hi I will work without a salary in Finance, And get paid on the tasks performed. I have helped people setup hedge funds and got FINRA and NFA fillings done for them, researched the legalese of things and formed LLC in multiple states. I am looking for independent consulting work that can be done onl...

1
+1
What Job should I pursue?

frankfrederico77

Below is my Resume and the first job I am still a temp worker at. What job direction should I pursue with all of my different skill sets. Please help. SUMMARY: Solutions-driven business consultant with experience in cross-functional teams in the development, documentation and delivery of process i...

1
+1
What Path Should I choose? Resume Below.

frankfrederico77

Resume is below and I am having trouble choosing a path to pursue that would fit my skill set and what I have to offer to the market? Please Help, in desperate need of direction. SUMMARY: Solutions-driven business consultant with experience in cross-functional teams in the development, documentati...

1
+2
Stanford, Columbia, or UChicago (undergrad)?

Dracos_and_Bookbags

Hey WSO, I'm a high school senior who just heard back from all the colleges I applied to. Of my acceptances, I have shortlisted three schools: Stanford, Columbia, and UChicago. After college, I have a tentative plan of going into the finance sector, hopefully in some capacity involving data science...

7
+3
CAREER PATH ADVICE NEEDED- All experienced finance professionals chime in and help!

tuckercarlson123

Some background information to help advise a young professional (kinda all over the place) seeking some friendly advise: - Junior finance major @ top 10 undergrad business school - Strong experience...wealth management intern at major firm, corporate strategy intern, some impressive entrepreneuri...

7
+1
How To List Concurrent Positions on Resume

NonTargetScum

I have an opportunity to do part time work remotely on top of my current internship, both of which I would like to list on resume. I have a chronological resume, but I'm not sure how to list these. I was thinking that I'll just list the one I would like first then clarify that it's part time. Is th...

1
+1
Product control vs valuation control

@lbetroz

Product control vs valuation risk control? Which is the better role ? Growth opportunities of both as I am new to this field Would like to hear some suggestions ...

1
+2
List of IBs/PEs focused on Sustainability

Bake-Off Chief

Hi everyone, I am currently searching for a job in an IB or PE fund focused on sustainability. I tried to search on the web, but I can mainly find sustainable departments of BB banks. As I would love to work in a bank/fund only focused on sustainability, I would like to ask you guys if you could ...

1
+1
Venture Capital Fund of Funds Interview

STJ25

Its second round of interview process which is Case study/technical test to judge my skills on understanding of funds. If someone could help me with the relevant topics to prepare for this test would be great....

1
+1
Part time work and CFA and is it worth?

Matthew-Ashikhin

So, I have been researching the CFA qualification and comparing it to actuarial and wanted to find out what kind of job I should be on the lookout for if I want to pursue the CFA? Some kind of part time position I assume to be able to study and/or attend courses for prep. But surely I should try go ...

2
+1
Is it worth getting two ba one accounting and finance

jwhodge05_1

I currently found out my school accidentally signed me up getting two Bachelors on in accounting and one finance. I'm curious is worth the money and time in getting these two degrees....

1

Pages