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I Need You, WSO + Its Time To Move - Asia Job Search

AsiaHunter

Long post ahead (will not apologize). Afternoon Monkeys, Long time lurker, first-time poster. It seems the flow of threads has decreased these months, but hopefully, many of you will read this / comment (even if just to complain about the length of it). First of, a bit of background. I...

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AMA: I do OCR for a BB

GoingToBeAnMD

I am a VP at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> role. In addition to my daily duties, I'm also assigned to HR to work with the summer analyst program. Last year I had 3 <abbr title="summer...

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Most interviews in a row without receiving an offer?

famejranc

I'm 0/10 can anyone beat me? And why is it suggested that my speech and behavior are inadequate upon learning that I have been rejected so many times in a row? What if society is the problem?

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WSO Hall of Fame: Job Search Advice Forum

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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...

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WSO Resume Review: get ready!

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Would you take a pay cut to move to the buy-side?

ar169

Would you take a 20%-25% base paycut (I am going from ASO-1 level) to move to a really good role, with a nice team and good learning opportunities at a long-only AM? I really like the opportunity, the team, the manager as well as the firm. Since this is a long only, I also see that future opportu...

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Most interviews in a row without receiving an offer?

famejranc

I'm 0/10 can anyone beat me? And why is it suggested that my speech and behavior are inadequate upon learning that I have been rejected so many times in a row? What if society is the problem?...

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Does MBA+ CFA L2+ get you a job ?

The White Bull

I would like to know whether an MBA (from a top 15 in your country) and a CFA L2 could help you get a job in Investment Management/ Analyst/Allied Fields? The locations being considered are around the world, especially in the Americas and Europe....

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Visit your dream B-School campus to increase chances of your selection

The White Bull

According to this B-School Consulting [website](https://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/do-this-when-you-visit-the-campus-of-your-target-b-schools/), you should tour the campus of your B-School before entering it. Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth college does consider whether you have toured the colleg...

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Bank of England Graduate Scheme

a.popat24

Hello, I have an offer for the Bank of England Graduate scheme, in the COO Markets and Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience division. The job has a focus on risk and technology, custodians of data for banking and markets, operational risk (looking after RTGS, SONIA, and CHAPS), and planning t...

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Selling yourself at non-target school's

Gavin.ba

As a sophomore at a non-target school (that I believe is highly underrated), I have sought out as many ways as possible to differentiate myself so far as a student. I'm not just the average business major - finance concentration, I study mathematical economics with a minor in physics, in addition ...

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Merrill Lynch PMD Program - Team Advisor Vs. Solo Advisor

FinanciallyConfused

Please help! I am in the process of interviewing for Merrill Lynch's PMD Program, and I was hoping that someone could explain the similarities and differences between the team program and the solo advisor path. I am assuming that the team path is bit safer, but will the team advisor path greatly inc...

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Recruiting @ Williams College

pickles1003

[Title] What can a student at Williams expect in terms of recruiting? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a liberal arts degree in economics/math from Williams? ...

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LinkedIn vs Email

FakirMarz

Hi everyone, First, thank you for the content and the answers given. I wanted to ask you the following question: I need to contact a Managing Director as the first networking message in order to find an internship. Do you think an email is more powerful than a linkedin message in general or the o...

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Help! Performance review mania!

slothsloth

So I had my performance review last week and during the conversation, I was asked certain things which I hadn't prepared for. Was wondering how you all would have handled it. For context: Firm is horrific. To give you an indication > 50% (yes you read that right) of junior staff have left in the la...

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From science into finance

Biotechveecee

I am in the EU and currently doing a masters in biotechnology and I have done a bachelors in biochemistry (GPA 3.8) with a minor in business economics. I also have a year of experience in biomedical research. As relevant coursework, I have taken accounting, corporate finance and some business econo...

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During semester internships?

twinshk2

I've seen a couple of people with during semester internships at fairly great firms on linkedin and I was wondering how i would pick one up. I have decent work experience in public equity investing and but am unfortunately not in new york. Do people just cold email and straight up ask? Or is it more...

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I really need some major life advice. Trying to get my life straight.

Ehmudh

Hey everyone, I am currently a 22 year old senior going to a non-target university, DePaul University in Chicago, majoring in Finance and MIS and I'm rocking a 3.0GPA (yeah, eek). I've never had any internships either. I've never been a stellar student, just been slowly coasting through life and no...

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Seeking life advice from interenet strangers

Eminis

Hi WSO, Hope all is well. Figured I'd lead with that given how many times I've written that in the past month to random VPs/MDs...I am in need of some advice as to where to go from here. I'd really appreciate your input - I've always lurked around the forum and have learned a lot. I am in the proc...

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Different programs => one company

thomas.napolie

Hi guys, As usual, first of all thank you for all the topics, detailed and interesting answers you provide. I had two quick questions: **1) Is applying to several departments in the same company and bank a problem / prejudicial? ** **2) Is applying for different programs (example: Summer/off-cyc...

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Transitioning from tech to a serious finance job (yes, you read that right)

reaperd

I am currently a Senior Software engineer at Bloomberg with previous experience at Amazon/AWS and a startup. I am 27 YoE with an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from a state school. *What are my options if I wanted to transition to IB or PE or some other area? * From m...

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Hiring Trends: Why financial firms are hiring people with 'non-traditional' backgrounds more

tyleryork

Hey guys, We talk a lot with finance firms and their hiring / training teams, and one trend we found fascinating was the movement away from the 'business major with a finance focus from Penn, Columbia or Yale' hiring profile. Instead, financial firms are hiring people from liberal arts and servic...

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Two Sigma Business Innovation and Growth Interview

birk_en_stock

What can you expect for first round video interview for this position? Casing? Financial modeling? Technicals? More behavioral? Any help appreciated!...

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Career Advice: Finance --> Startups --> ... ?

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Prospective Monkey from Target School Needs Advice

prospectivemonkey32

Hey guys, **Background Info** I graduated from a target school (HYPSM) in '17 with a degree in CS and worked for a startup as a SWE for a year. I realized that wasn't what I wanted to do a few months in, so I went back to my target school for a masters in CS where I'm doing my thesis in the busines...

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How I used coffee chats to secure my dream job

thepropertydude

I graduated with a mediocre 3.0 GPA and no relevant internship experience (spent every summer doing labor work). In my last semester of school I was applying to jobs online and got zero traction from that. I moved to a new city when I graduated and formulated a job hunt plan (with the help of this ...

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[LONDON] Advice on current situation and transition to IBD/S&T

Loz

Will try to keep it short I attended University in London (KCL), some would say target, some would not. I am originally from a European country; I had an offer from Bocconi but chose London over Milan, probably a mistake for where I am now but I had no idea at the time of what IBD or Finance were (...

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I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.

donquixote2929

Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My job is i...

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Could self employment be hurting my chances at a internship?

STDeezed

Hi all, I am a third year business student at a tier two Canadian university and I can't seem to find a summer internship. I've applied to 100+ of positions with no responses. Not just FO roles but also in ops, unrelated industries, entry level positions,etc. Browsing job forums and applying daily...

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Job Market in Three Years

Seanjen413

I plan to pursue my MBA degree in a top school this fall and a career in strategy consulting upon graduation. I have heard that the economy is slowing down and a possible recession might hit in the next two years. I was still in middle school in 2008. Not sure if a recession will have a big impact o...

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Citi Early ID Program Private Banking Super Day

msmith1234

Hey everyone! Has anyone participated in the first round interview for Citi's private banking SA program for Summer 2020 and hear back about a Super Day? I had mine last Friday and haven't heard anything yet. Thank you in advance!...

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Underage Fake ID and Background Check

stefpdt

So I'm a Finance major at a regular state university but with a stellar GPA and unique minor. I was overly carried away with partying throughout my freshman year but have since changed my lifestyle. I'm just wondering if "Posession of a Counterfeit Driver's License" would truly bar me from the Fi...

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Washington and Lee University

BillBrasky

As a recent high school graduate and future member of Washington and Lee's Class of 2015, I was curious to see what everyone on WSO thought about the school. Although it's not a target school, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley have been some of the top employers hiring W&L graduates for th...

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How to make an online job-search more effective?

emmasprk

How to make an online job-search more effective? What sites do you use to search for a job or what tips do you have for the interview? Do I need to print my resume and portfolio or electronic version is enough nowadays? I'm new here, so these questions could be already asked, but I want to know the ...

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Worried about delayed written offer

jumpingkangaroo

So I went through a couple rounds of phone, video and onsite interviews for a BB associate position (lateral) and received a verbal offer around Christmas when we discussed comp. I was told that it would take a couple days to get the written offer to sign but it has been almost a month. I understand...

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Best interview advice I ever received

jhoratio

This idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is. I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Here's what you do: 1. Arrive at interview location about 15...

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Sophomore Internships: Nothing Seems to Work

reeee2918

I am a sophomore at a target/semi-target, international (asian) student with a 3.7 GPA looking to probs enter IBD (sponsorship being the driving component here). Member in 4 finance clubs on campus (including my college's investment club). I have been looking for summer internships all across the ...

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Evercore Modeling test for lateral hire at associate leve;

rookiewallstreeter

Guys, Has anyone taken a modeling test at Evercore recently? I have one next week and they have asked me to come in for 3 hours but haven't told me any details. Can anyone share their experiences and if possible, give an example of the test. Its a 3 hour test, so I think it would be much more detai...

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Is this change to my resume BS?

Anonymous Monkey

Hey all, someone I know recently got sacked after his boss found out he was interviewing. According to him, his interviewer somehow met up with his boss and the interviewer let slip that my friend was interviewing. Now I am a little paranoid. Was wondering how I can obscure my identity when carryi...

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Calling all Future Summer & Full time Analysts (Especially class of 2020/2021 and beyond!)

sell-syde

Hi all - first I’d like to thank everyone who took the previous survey about two weeks ago - we got over 180 respondents & some quality insights on the recruiting struggle! My team and I have taken the next step & started the prototyping process of an application specifically for dynamic roles in...

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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...

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Just graduated with finance degree, how to land that first job

daryl.myers96

I am graduating in about a month with no intern experience. How should I go about looking to land that first finance related job? ...

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Global Transaction Services - BAML

HardoAlert

I have an interview coming up with BAML's Global Banking and Market's Global Transaction Services team. I'd appreciate any details of the job, compensation info, or exit opps, interview advice, etc. I've seen alot of talk on WSO about Citi's GTS group, but not as much about BAML's and would greatly ...

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Too early to ask?

mitchymoreguap

I'm currently studying abroad in Hong Kong and have luckily secured an 8 week full time internship at a fairly prestigious but slightly small PE advisory firm that specializes in fundraising. They are between 50-100 employees worldwide and with a pretty relevant NY office. I am yet to secure a sum...

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Where do I go from here academically and professionally?

andrewmt93

Hi all, hoping someone can provide some guidance on my situation. I’m graduating next spring with a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (online). My GPA is 3.84, it should go up a little bit by graduation. So here is where I’m at. I’ve interviewed for a few corporate ...

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Microsoft AZ-900 Dumps Pdf ~ Authentic AZ-900 Exam Questions

spectroph

Microsoft AZ-900 Dumps Pdf it’s a way to your success by just learning with our learning material. Get your own AZ-900 certification now you just have to prepare and these AZ-900 genuine and valid exam questions. We have valid and authentic exam questions that will lead you to a brilliant success....

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which type of exam should i prepare?

spectroph

i want help from everyone can anyone tells me what kind of exam i should prepare>? any one here to tell me ...

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Summer 2020 internships

nikhil.kokra170

Hi, Do any of you have a rough idea of timelines for summer 2020 internships at big banks / hedgefunds etc.. I know it's very very early, but firms have already started coffee chats at my school and Morgan Stanley said they're going to release summer 2020 application sometime this month (March). ...

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I Need You, WSO + Its Time To Move - Asia Job Search

AsiaHunter

Long post ahead (will not apologize). Afternoon Monkeys, Long time lurker, first-time poster. It seems the flow of threads has decreased these months, but hopefully, many of you will read this / comment (even if just to complain about the length of it). First of, a bit of background. I have for t...

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53 year old career changer with a new mba finance

Patrick Pickard

I am a 53 year old career changer who just completed my MBA Finance at an "unrecognized" university. I need advice on breaking into the corporate finance/investment bank/wealth management industries. ...

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Research vs Trading and desk comparison

NoOneML

Hello WSO, This is my first post! I am facing a decision where I do not understand the repercussions. Electronic Trading Credit Research - BB (Quant role) Electronic Trading Equities Research - BB (Quant role) Electronic Trading FX Strategist - BB (FO role) I do not understand the repercussion ...

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I think I'm going to cry. Am I the only one who's feeling down?

I Be Fresh With the Feds Watching

There are so many people on this forum who are talking about how they got interviews and offers. Like, ya'll just post about how you're going to have an interview and act like it's not going to bother anybody. I don't have any offers. Sucks man....

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Looking to start a Career in Equity Research (Buy-Side prefer)

MAHP32

Hey everyone, I am a first timer here so go easy on me. I currently work at an IVY league as a financial analyst in a small department, which is COMPLETELY different from investment banking and everything I am trying to break into. I manage a 10 million dollar operating budget, but it's nothing co...

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Where to move to as a finance expat - Singapore? Dubai? Canada?

Marcus-Halberstram1

Hey guys, Long-time lurker, looking for career/immigration advice as I’m not happy with the current job situation because: a) what I currently do does not move me any closer to my dream job; b) the lifestyle is very dissatisfying due to the job location **Background:** - Originally from Eastern ...

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Internship as a High School Senior or at least next steps?

balakay2k

I am a current High School Senior looking to get started in the finance world. In December I was admitted to The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance. Ever since I was admitted, I've just been sitting around on my ass and I can't help but feel I can be mor...

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Advice on company verification checks?

sierrapii

Hi all, In a bit of a dilemma here. About 2 years ago I did a 6 mo internship at a small PE firm (around 3-4 guys). I didn't keep in touch after leaving but kept it on my CV. I've accepted a summer offer at a BB, and they are supposed to start background checks soon and I have been trying to get in...

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Confused on career direction - graduating senior seeking advice

LostInJungle

Hello WSO, lurker for a while first time poster. So, I fucked up. I'm a smart kid (3.8+ GPA) but I went to state non-target school to have fun and didn't really know what my plan was. I'm a finance major graduating in May and am just getting around to looking for jobs. I have minimal work experience...

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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 ...

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Accepted offer but interviewing at other shops

pine_jar

Hey guys, I am a senior at a non target school and already accepted an offer of one firm. I know that it is not my dream job and recently got invited from another firm that I have applied at quite a long time ago. As I have always wanted to work at that firm, I want to interview with them. Should I ...

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AMA: I do OCR for a BB

GoingToBeAnMD

I am a VP at a BB in a BO role. In addition to my daily duties, I'm also assigned to HR to work with the summer analyst program. Last year I had 3 SAs working for me and this year I've also been assigned to some OCR activities. I'll remain a little vague for my own privacy, but let's just say that t...

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CRA exit opportunities as intern [Unusual Background]

Sam414e

So I have a summer internship as a Junior Quant in their fixed income valuation department in one of the big 3 rating agencies.My Major is CS/Math and I don't have much background in finance besides taking a fin statement analysis course which helped me answer some of the interview questions. Anyw...

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Finding a macro research job in Shanghai

Macro-Monkey

Curious how the job market is in Shanghai for macro research. I'm aware that many of the bulge brackets don't yet have research licenses for the mainland, but JPM for example is getting one in 2020. How are the opportunities in Shanghai? Is there a willingness to hire foreigners? How do you get an ...

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Greif & Co

ammunition

Any info on this boutique? Their website gives off a very cheesy feeling ...

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When do you abandon ship? Batten down the hatches, or set sail?

Orangutndm

I was EXTREMELY naive during undergrad. I picked a BO functions because I didn't read past the HR bullshit. After a few years of rocking, I am a mid-back office "analyst" at a large firm in (private area 41). I graduated very recently. I do not like my job, nor does anyone in my office (duh, is BO)....

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Out of the industry, confused, broke; but in love

ozengnr

Hello, I am a graduate of International Relations and American History from a liberal research university in Europe. Came to the US as a Green Card holder. Have been living in Boston for 2 years now. I am 26. I am pursuing to get Mathematical Finance degree. First, I didn't know what I wanted. Wai...

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Product Control vs Asset Management

winimi

I know these two areas are quite different in nature, but I have offers for a Product Control summer internship at a Japanese Investment Bank and and Asset Management internship at a European Asset Management firm. Considering that at the moment, my end goal is to secure a trading graduate role, whi...

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Fall (Off cycle) IB internship London

i_love_tacos

Folks, do you know which banks tend to hire fall investment banking interns for London office ? If yes, what is the recruitment timeline like and are there banks hiring for fall internships at the moment ? thanks!...

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How does networking influence the hiring process?

tommyturbo

Rising junior at a non-target, starting to network with alumni to hopefully land an internship. My question is, if I make a good enough impression on these guys how do they influence my hiring process? For example, if I talk to a director in fixed income sales and trading, could he only help me get ...

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Need Suggestion Switching Firm

boredOfWork

I am an analyst working at an small HF for 2.5 yrs, unfortunately it's not going anywhere and looks like it will soon be shut down. I was going through job postings and I came across hidden. I couldn't find any info about it but this firm is located just across the street where my current firm is. D...

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I did a drone start-up and now I want to go back into finance. AMA

FPV Drone Guy

I am a long-time lurker but I wanted to do a reddit style AMA. I figured some people in banking/finance might wonder if the other side of the grass is really greener in a startup. Little background on myself: I am currently COO/CFO at my startup. My company does drone technology, notably in FPV (f...

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REPE, PWM or CF?

enshear

Hey All. So to keep it short, my end goal is to work at a HF or HFT firm. More than likely I'll have to break into IB post-graduation to get there, but as a junior at a non-target state school, my options for this summer are as follows: * Corporate Finance at an F500 company, * PWM at an MM ac...

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WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities

AndyLouis

Join the Wall Street Oasis Team! Open opportunities for students: Blogging Internship Open opportunities for professionals: Join the WSO Resume Review Team Wall Street Mentors - Mock Interviews & More - email [email protected] for more information Webinar Presenters. We are looking for fin...

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Grad to Undergrad Internship? - Breaking In from CF

CivilWarVet

I'm applying to ER/IB internships after being out of school three years. However, the internships are tailored towards junior year undergrads. Is it OK if I still apply to these, or will my application be put in the bozo bin? I'm fine with an internship at any time of year rather than solely the sum...

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Contacted by Trafigura

ParisCommodity

Hi, I've been contacted by Trafigura for their graduate program 2018. They told me to apply and that I will be shortlisted directly. Has anyone been through the process this way ?...

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Career path for computer science student?

chesterrclin

I'm a computer science master's student at a state university. I'll be doing an internship with Google this summer, so landing a full-time position in IT likely won't be a big problem. However, I took part in a trading competition held by a prominent prop shop and I realized I'm very interested in q...

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How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't Accept

ftorbust

I apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a HF offer out of undergrad. My second offer, to be exact. Although I was pretty sure I was going to accept this offer. It was a quick process an...

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Reference Letter question

Robert-Perreira

Two summers ago, I interned at a wealth management/financial services firm, HPM Partners, who were owned 51% by Emigrant Bank. Since then, Emigrant Bank sold its majority share to Lightyear Capital and changed its name to Cerity Partners. This summer I am interested in applying to an internship offe...

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How do you recover after bombing an interview?

maddy.ap

I bombed a phone interview with my ideal firm, still feel really crap about not being able to answer some basic questions. I feel like I built up a lot of expectations and prepared a lot only to get really nervous during the interview. The interviewer being in an echo chamber didn't help and made m...

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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...

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Best career path to get into biotech hedge fund?

biobro

I'd like to get some advice on what kind of role would provide the best training to become a competent biopharma investor @ a hedge fund. I have a *somewhat* non-traditional resume for IB/PE/HF: -Undergrad from non-target school but with 99 percentile score -PhD from a top tier school (target schoo...

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best part time job for finance student ?

Cohenp25

I’m currently working at a grocery store (23 hours) just doing basic work, no stimulation whatsoever, and was wondering what jobs would be good to get while I’m at Uni full time that would give me more benificial skills that would be stimulating too while trying to get into a finance job post un...

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What sort of jobs are available in the private sector specifically as an economist?

Jordan-Simkovic

Meaning, outside of academia and government, what jobs are available for economists to actually be economists - not econ majors to go into other industry. Specifically an econ major doing economics in the private sector....

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Seeking names/recruiting contacts (if possible): Systematic Trading firms in NY

newbietothis

Would the community know of any systematic trading firms with a good rep in NYC outside of Two Sigma and RenTech? A little background: I'm a seasoned industry veteran and have a pretty sturdy academic background in quant finance (engineering grad, MS and an MBA as well - the last one may not be rel...

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Interviewer: Where are your qualifications?

lottelottelotte

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Student job ideas for finance student

Happy Investor

I'm currently working at a grocery store (23 hours) just doing basic work, no stimulation whatsoever, and was wondering what jobs would be good to get while I'm at Uni full time that would give me more benificial skills that would be stimulating too while trying to get into a finance job post uni? ...

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Part time job advice for finance student

Cohenp25

I’m currently working at a grocery store (23 hours) just doing basic work, no stimulation whatsoever, and was wondering what jobs would be good to get while I’m at Uni full time that would give me more benificial skills that would be stimulating too while trying to get into a finance job post un...

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Mercury Partners

monkeyking722

Are they any good? I get emails from them daily and some of the opportunities look good. Any one here have good (or bad) experiences with them? Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks. ...

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Finishing up a rotational program. What's Next?

alwayswandering

Hello y'all, long time lurker here, Graduate of semi(?) - target business undergrad and coming up on the tail end of a 2 yr rotational program at a large bank where I did rotations in asset management research/strategy, statistical modeling, and general project management. It's been a solid experi...

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How to ask a "smart question"?

Det. Donald Kimball

One of the most common peices of advice I recive while networking with Investment Bankers is to ask "smart questions". But what actually makes a smart question? Is it ok or actually recommended to introduce yourself and your university before asking a question? Or does that just look cringy. It i...

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Should I accept my internship at FINRA even if it's not what I want to do?

souptaco

Hey all, I recently received an offer from FINRA for market regulation (20/hr + relocation costs for the summer). I am late to the game and am glad to have an offer, but given that it doesn't fit my ideal career path I am curious to accept it. I'm a junior at a semi-target with a 3.4 in economic...

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Need advise for recent graduate that's got a shitty job

mrgrape

So I recently graduated from a business school with bachelors in finance in San Diego last May. 3.23 GPA, and within 2-3 months I took a job out of desperation at a financial advising firm. Pay is pretty crap with no benefits,vacation,etc=$13/hr. Mainly doing paperwork, client services, etc. Rec...

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Next move advice

Finance1813

Short and to the point. 3.7 GPA - Finance major out of state school (non-target) - mid west Internship experience included mergers and acquisitions analyst at a small cap specialty engineered materials corporation Current role asset based lending valuations (i.e appraisals) for past 2 years. Looking...

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How do I best finish my cold calls with a "ask"?

John-Jacobs1

I'm making decent conversations and having some progress with cold calling but not able to seal the deal. I am currently looking for an off cycle internship and usually end my calls with asking them "What advice do you have for someone looking for an off cycle internship?". Is this too subtle? Is th...

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Outliers: Success without prestige

Heracles

Who are some of the wealthiest or most powerful people in finance that don't have "prestigious" educational or early career backgrounds? Asking both because I'm genuinely curious and because I'm looking for some motivation. Cheers. ...

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Passionate student seeking internship advice.

shane.cotter

I'm a sophomore (by credits and am going to graduate in 2021 instead of 2022). I have a 3.71 GPA coming from UConn. I've read the Vault for s&t, working on WSO technical guide and Rosenbaum and Pearl. Everyday, I read the WSJ to enhance my knowledge. I did a small, part-time internship in NY durin...

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AMA: From non-target to BB S&T internship to jobless after graduation to HF to unemployed...but happy.

Darth-Trader

I am using a throw-away account for this post. I have been meaning to do a post to tell my story for a couple of years now, and finally am following through with it. It is my hope that fellow students and analysts will gain some insight and perspective from my experience. Background: I had always w...

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Should I start working or do a masters first?

ythadrian

I am a university student in my final year studying economics and finance at the rank #1 university in Australia. I grew up in Hong Kong and am currently seeking a graduate asset management gig in Australia to kickstart my career. I have spent most of my university days fucking around am trying to ...

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Should I reach out to my interviewer?

datarookie

Recently had my first ever interview with a bank. I don't think I got the job but my interviewer was really nice and spent most of the interview giving me advice. He gave me his card and said I could reach out to him should I have any questions. Was he just being nice or should I actually reach out?...

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What could cause a delay in job offer approval?

Isladecorn

Hi Monkeys, I have been verbally offered a MO position at GS 3 weeks ago. I signed the compensation form, submit my salary proof, agreed to the background check and was notified last week that on a regional level (I'm in Asia) it was approved and what was left was the global approval. Today I ...

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Is credit ratings to IB to PE possible?

Bigdog22

So this is my first post on wso, but I've read around good deal.... I've come a solid ways career wise from attending a non-target > to first job was outside the industry > then to Ops at a BB > currently FIG analyst at a big 3 CRA and CFA level II candidate. Just thinking long-term - Is there any ...

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Asking for intern selection process update

anonmises

Hey guys Was wondering how you generally ask coordinators for an update on the intern selection process... I've drafted a few templates now but each seems to come across as either annoying or demanding. Any recommendations??? Appreciate any and all help...

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FAANG Corp finance and Corp Strategy Timeline and networking?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious on the timeline for Financial Analyst positions and Corp strategy at FAANG's. Also, even thought it's late in the cycle, would it be possible to network in or is the timeline rigid?...

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urgent help with replying to offer

ffffml

had posted about this earlier, but didn't get a lot of response, so here it goes again. am a rising junior at a college. Looking to get into the buyside directly after undergrad. I applied to a few places for fall internship opportunities. Heard back from a tech investing focused family office (I t...

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