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+186How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)

Jared Dillian

Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...

+164Best interview advice I ever received


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...

+143Why Prestige Really Matters

Goldman Snacks

So, everyone is a prestige whore in some way or another. Let's be honest. For every 1 person who can afford to pay cash for an S500 AMG but drives a Prius for the mileage, there are 100 million people who finance a car they can't really afford. The same applies to school - How many...

+123Searching for a Summer Internship?

Wall Street Mentors

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but <strong>even more companies and banks are listed in the <a href="//"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>...

+118Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean


11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean <h4>1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy":</h4> 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...

+83Life Goes On...


[quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...

+74How NOT to Network


Following up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it.... However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "Barclays Welcome to the Jungle" one from a few years back but.... here is some...

+72How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't Accept


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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...

+69I have officially accepted a position at...posts


I’m genuinely curious as it seems like these type of posts have become the norm for the younger generation on LinkedIn, why do people post these? You’re not a 5 star football recruit I couldn’t care less which option you decided to pick and your thank you shade you throw at the companies...

+66Learn from My Mistakes


I've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier. The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...

+65Worst conduct you've seen from an interviewer

Undercover meme

Just what the title says. Just the dumbest/meanest/most unprofessional thing you've gotten from an interviewer. To start off, I had a friend butcher a technical and get asked if he won a Special Olympics medal during a <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>...

+58How does a working class teen headed to a target undergrad get into IBD?

Anonymous Monkey

I hate being poor. I want to make a lot of money. I got lucky getting into a target college, now what? Maybe I'm scrappy, but I can't compete academically with hyper-aggressive kids from Stuyvesant, Exeter, and other $30K-60K year prep/boarding schools, so what am I supposed to do?...

+5611 Steps to Becoming a Finance Jedi


<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #12 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

+55Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes


<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="//">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Someone asked me last week about all...

+543.9+ GPA BAD


Recently got the opportunity to talk with the head of banking at a solid <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm (think William Blair). He said that he hates hiring 3.9+ GPA candidates and actually sees it as a red flag. His reasoning was that they lack social...

+50I was fired today, don't know what to do....


I've been working for a year at a large investment bank as an analyst in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I was fired today after an argument with my associate that happened a couple of days ago. I'm still in absolute shock right now....

+47BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter Hireview


Has anyone applied to BlackRock to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if anyone has completed it and could tell me what questions were on it that would be great! I'm not sure whether to expect to submit one...

+47Tell me a joke.


I went to an interview and was asked to tell a joke. I told a simple one. How would you respond? <em>Mod Note (Andy): See more jokes in this thread from 2017</em>:

+43Filtering resumes - what I looked for when screening 200+ resumes


<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 12/30/14 and is a great read for those getting prepared for Summer Analyst recruiting</em> We're preparing for our OCR interview day for <strong>summer interns</strong> from one of our target schools and our team...

+41Interview Question: "Prove to me that you are smart"


This is an actual question I got and completely f'd up the answer... How would you go about answering this question? It seems like a lose lose scenario. If you answer it seriously, by explaining your high GPA/relevant experience then its a really boring answer and you might even come...

+40Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?


<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//">here.</a></em> <h3>Deciding to Recruit For the Buy...

+36I have been told that I can't make it into the finance industry (HF, VC, PE, etc.) because of my height?


Hello everyone, I am a freshman attending Dartmouth - majoring in economics. I am focusing my future on finance, whether it be working at a hedge fund or private equity. But I've read and have been told a few times that I won't be able to make it in the industry because of my...

+33The 24 Interview Lessons I Learned on the Way to Getting My First Full Time Job


Hello all, I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started brainstorming in rough chronological...

+33Caught interviewing and asked to leave

Anonymous Monkey

Hey everyone, My interviewer met up with my boss at a networking event and long story short the interviewer revealed I was interviewing at his firm. My firm is likely to ask me to leave as they are very unhappy about it. Just wondering, how do you guys go about your job search to protect...

+32You're not polished enough


I made all the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">way to superday</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

+31Need to Brush up on your Accounting Skills?

Mr. Manager

Some of you may have heard that Harvard Business School does not teach introductory accounting classes anymore. One of the reasons is that they use an online accounting software from a BYU professor, who is now providing his course for free. Has some pretty good exposure and some top...

+31Approaching 30 and lost


I am turning 30 this month and looking back now I realize how little of my goals I have achieved (professionally and personally) I make around $150k a year, hardly enough to make a decent living in Manhattan. Not in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...

+30AMA: Big Four Valuation Associate - Deciding Whether This Job Is Right For You


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - This AMA was originally posted last year but @SeekingAlpha180" said he can still take questions from you (+new questions about his transition) </em> <strong>3/7/16 update: </strong><abbr title="Wall Street...

+29Worst Interview experience?


Bombed an interview. Want to read stories to make myself laugh/fee better

+28Shitty Networking 101

Fear The Bulge

Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...

+28AMA: From non-target to BB S&T internship to jobless after graduation to HF to unemployed...but happy.


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...

+26Some Red Flags During an Interview?


What are some factors that we should look out for while interviewing, that would either * automatically ding us OR * We should watch out for from the company's side

+26Deaf Looking to Break In


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #15 and was originally posted 11/1/2015.</em> Hey everyone! I have been following this site and enjoyed contents from different kind of people. Since my experience is unique, I decided to post...

+26What's the hardest interview question you were ever asked?

David Aames

<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 6/4/12.<em> <em><strong>Andy note:</strong> some of the quotes below were published on CNBC / Yahoo awhile back: <a...

+25More classics from resumes/cover letters

Mis Ind

We're digging through resumes for summer analysts again. Thought everyone might enjoy or benefit from a few of the real gems (all emphasis mine): "Objective: To obtain an internship in the field of financial services to utilize my VAST analytical and quantitative...

+252016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread


It's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for...

+25GS Veteran Integration Program (VIP) 2018


I'd like to start the 2018 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. I'll be applying as soon as the application opens...Last year it was mid-October. Who else is applying this year? In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed by a Hirevue...

+25Is my start to new job normal? Paid to do nothing


Hello, I started a new job as a first year analyst at a small investment firm out on the west coast. During my first few days, I learned there is no formal training program here and it is basically learn as you go where I would be pulled into various projects to help out. However, I am now 4...

+24INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies

Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="//">right here</a>), we would also create a <abbr title="Wall...

+242019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley Hirevue


Did anyone get the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 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...

+24I 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.


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...

+24Answers to "why should we hire you?" question


Hey guys, In a few interviews I've been asked "why should we hire you?" or "what distinguishes you from the other applicants?" They're tough questions but also pretty fair since they're getting at what's really the point of the interview to begin with....

+24AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECM


What's going on everybody, The <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span...



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+23Makena Capital


For all interested in Investment Analyst internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... <h3>Interview Process:</h3> In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, <span...

+22RESCINDED FT Analyst Offer


I recently received an offer from a bank for a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Analyst role, I accepted the offer both verbally over the phone and via email. A few days after accepting the offer (before progressing to sign the contract), I was called in for a...

+22Any tips for cold walk ins


I plan on driving to chicago from a city roughly 5 hours away. The goal is to cold walk in at as many investment banks as I can. Does anyone have experience doing this? Any tips? Keep in mind I have absolutely no warm leads. I plan on going in and asking for a hiring manager or MD depending on...

+22Teller's Comprehensive Guide to Diversity Recruiting


I'm creating this thread because I think that diversity recruiting is a powerful tool that is very much underutilized. Just about every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

+22Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017


Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread for it. From my understanding,...

+21Common Pitfalls of Early Analyst Life & Unemployment

M- Weintraub

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #21 and was originally posted 5/1/2015.</em> I wanted to share some insight on what it’s like having been through a few things after graduating from college. For reference, I graduated from...

+21Resume and cover letter - a reviewers perspective


I just read through a stack of cover letters and resumes to prepare for a summer intern interview day. Here's some comments from the perspective of a late 30s banker on the interviewer side of the table. <br><ol><li>Every cover page and resume looks the same. I skim...

+21Goldman Sachs Video Interview


Myself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's IBD summer internship. However, I believe they are not interviews, but rather you recording answers. Anybody have any experience with this/know what they ask? <h3>GS HireVue Online...

+21Hardest Behavioral Questions You've Been Asked


I've seen the thread with the hardest interview questions that was a great resource. However, I wanted to ask you fellows what is the Hardest or most interesting behavioral questions you've either been asked or heard about?

+21I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?


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+21Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........


<em>Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss his webinar coming up this Sunday! "<a href="//">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a>" You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot...

+20What excuses do you guys use to take time off for interviews?


In my experience, interviews are scheduled just 2-3 days in advance. This is extremely short notice to take a half day or so off work (depending on anticipated interview time, and location). I'm sure a lot of you work long hours, in a somewhat fast-paced professional environment, how do you...

+20Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?


Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> for coffee today and it didn't really go well....

+20To All Freshman and Sophomores

Rags to Hermes

So I have been asked twice in the past week by ambitious young monkeys "What are the best sources to learn to build a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial...

+20Free Resume Reviews


I am doing some work with U of Houston on resume prep so working on getting more exp on helping students with their resumes. Only way I know how is to actuallty review and help. Join <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/energy-trading">energy trading...

+20Suing a former employer


Obviously this isn't a topic to bring up in an interview, and you want to push this discussion off as long as possible, but when asked "May we contact your previous employer?" or " What would your current employer say about you if asked?" how should you answer if you and...

+19A Guide for Switching From Commercial Banking to Investment Banking

Anonymous Monkey

Given the number of messages I continue to receive with questions regarding my switch from commercial banking to investment banking, I thought it'd be helpful to provide a few guidelines for those looking to make the switch. <h3>How to Break Into <abbr title="investment...

+19Advice from an ex-IB MD: Who succeeds on Wall Street


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #37 and was originally posted 10/14/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note #2: Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...

+19Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #39. This one was originally posted 9/20/2015. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...

+19Company Email Addresses Guide


Hey fellow monkeys, It seems like we get posts every month about the email address of certain banks. I decided to make a list of all the banks/hedge funds/prop shops. <h3>standard company email format database</h3> While this offers the standard email format for all the...

+19When is it Acceptable to Add a Job to LinkedIn?


If I've accepted a job offer and start two months from now, is it acceptable to update Linkedin to show the job? <h3>When to add your upcoming job to LinkedIn?</h3> Most of our users agree - that you should wait until you actually start to update your LinkedIn. However, some...

+18Quitting time - views on how to leave your job


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #48. This one was originally posted 3/8/2015</em>. I've been exchanging PMs with a fellow poster who didn't like his current role and had the good sense...

+175 Benefits to Being in the Back Office


I worked in the back office at an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> for 2 years before leaving for greener pastures. Now my job did suck, but there were a few benefits to the situation that I was in and that I’m sure a lot of you are in right now. 1. Free time...

+17List of Things You Should be Doing in Undergrad

Insider Trading

Hello everyone, Just thought I would compile a comprehensive list of things that should be done while you are an undergraduate student. Just remember, while some of these things may seem intuitive to you, it may not be that way for others. Some of these are self explanatory and will have a...

+17Treated like Garbage in an Interview


I was wondering if anyone else has had an experience where you were treated like garbage in an interview or job search. A while back I had an interview, and the first thing the employer told me, right off the bat was, "We're not going to hire you." I thought to myself, ok......

+17Good questions to Ask in Coffee Chats for Investment Banking


I'm starting to reach out to ppl and have secured a few coffee chats with <abbr title="bulge brackets ">BBs</abbr>, <abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD</abbr>. What are good things to ask in a coffee chat or networking session,...

+17Exiting Big Four (Audit) after 5 years and entering FP&A - Ask me anything


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 7/19/2015.</em> Spent the past 5 years working for a B4 firm in the Assurance practice and am taking a FP&A Director role within industry in the...

+17PSA for Wannabe Interns: About Your Application...


Okay so I’ve tried to be nice and avoid saying this all week but there’s only so much hysteria a gal can take. Wannabe interns, can you please SHUT UP! Enough with the “Why isn’t HR calling me back?” and “Omg, does HR hate me?” bullshit already. I know you’ve coasted...

+17New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe Today

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!! The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the...

+17Analyst - Laid Off


2.5 years in, promotion coming in January, got laid off Monday from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, along with numerous others in the group. Not performance based at all, it just seems that the business is clearly becoming something that the firm doesn't want...

+16Hit Rock Bottom


Long time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> internships (no big...

+16I Need You, WSO + Its Time To Move - Asia Job Search


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...

+157 Tips on Reneging


So you were a summer intern at Company A and got a return offer for <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> after you graduate. Congratulations! Except now that you’re half way through the fall semester you are starting to have doubts on whether you should have accepted that...

+15Edgy Resume? Yes or No?


A friend of mine is applying for positions in finance now. She is a sophomore at an Ivy and trying to get experience in finance. She is targeting mostly office assistant positions. She showed me a resume template that is really cool and edgy. It's a non-traditional but very clean...

+15Getting job after 2-3 years unemployed


Background: I've been working for 6+ years (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">4 in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>, 2+ at a...

+15Thank You WSO! Accepted internship at Regional Boutique


I discovered <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about 4 months ago when I began to search for a summer internship. I knew I had missed the recruiting season for traditional investment banks/<abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr>...

+15Buyside Viewpoint from a Fixed Income PM


<h3> Background </h3> I'm fairly new to this website but have read some fantastic posts that get a lot closer to the reality of both the buy and sell-side than other resources I've seen. So, I figured I'd post my two cents as a starting point. This was mainly prompted...

+15I went> B4 Audit> B4 CF > IB: Ask me anything


As a lot of people ask about these things then I thought I'd make an AMA: I work in London and I made that much sought after career jump that started in Big Four audit and ended up in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (Debt Capital Markets) at a boutique...

+15Everything in finance is shrinking - where do you think the opportunity is?


So as you guys are all aware, <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> headcount is decreasing, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> positions are much more difficult to secure with the...

+15Naturally Nervous/Awkward


I'm getting ready to start interviewing for internships soon and I'm wondering if anyone else is a naturally nervous and awkward person, and how do you think that impacted your job prospects? For me, I only appear nervous when I am (such as interviewing). So over time that part will...

+15How exactly should I renege?


Hey guys, so I received this offer from a solid <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recently, but I already accepted & signed an offer for a fairly large consulting shop (not management consulting). They are in completely different cities (different coasts...

+155 Steps To Becoming A Rockstar Freshman (Undergrad Advice)


I've seen a lot of freshman and HS grads wondering how to land internships or gain relevant experience early on in their undergrad careers. Every year the job market becomes so much more competitive for those of us wanting to break into finance. I'd like to share what I believe to be...

+15From a Paper Mill to Call Centre to Back Office IT to Equity Research


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #47. This one was originally posted 3/20/2015</em>. I posted this in a reply to an earlier thread but thought it may be helpful as it's own topic. I have...

+14List of FT Financial Leadership Development Programs, and other such things


Hey everyone, In thanks for all of the valuable info and advice I've gotten from WSO over the last couple years, I thought I'd 'pay it forward' and share the list I made of FT FLDP-type programs that I applied to (or seriously thought about applying to) during my senior...

+14Barclays Internship Recruitment Process - Business Insight Assessment - Video Interview


Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced Barclays' new recruitment process for London IBD SA. I have been invited to a Business Insight online assessment. Does anyone know what it is about? What kind on question I'll have? Is it SHL or Kenexa or anything...

+14Hair Drug Test for Job


Hi fellow Monkeys. I was recruited by a pretty large company to be an associate. I went through the multiple rounds of interviews and was finally offered the job. Great! All is well. They need to do the background check and drug test.. problem. I am signed up to take the test...

+13Controlling anxiety during interviews


Hi everyone, so I am a junior currently going through <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting. On paper my resume looks pretty good: GPA: 3.7/4.0, have a Boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship and an <span...

+13Networking 101 – 8 tips from a “non-target” school student


<H4> Journals of a "Non-Target" University Student <H4> Networking in the Finance or Investment Banking industry is incredibly difficult. Whether you’re a rising sophomore trying to get your hand at any bank or company that will take you on as an intern or a graduating...

+13Learning coding on your own for finance?


I started using codecademy to learn a little bit about javascript. I am not necessarily interested in pursuing a career in tech but I think nowadays it is important to have a minimum understanding of how programming languages work. Also, I want something different to challenge myself. I think...

+13Experienced Analyst, but COMPLETELY unable to break out


Been an analyst for over THREE years now, now at my second bank, but I *hate* it. Which isn't to say I'm not a hard worker, but I'm not getting any good experience, deals are few and far between - and extremely small when they do come - and I'm so far removed from the normal...

+13I'm extremely terrible at interviews


I just finished an online interview for an internship and it went poorly. Im currently a junior in college and I have been struggling with interviews. It might be might my anxiety or that fact that im introvert but I am extremely poor when it comes to thinking on the spot. Im not good a carrying...

+13Global Credit Rating Agency ---> Backdoor to High Finance


Thesis: For those unable to break directly into high finance, starting at a one of the "Big 3" (S&P, Moody's, Fitch) is a great entry-level job, in which you can position yourself for a bright future. Overview: *Entry-level analysts may only make about $70k (1st year...

+13Interview nerves


Hi guys, recently had an interview which I absolutely bombed because my nerves got the best of me. just curious to know what is the best way to go about in handling pre-interview nerves?

+13Intern sent a harsh email to HR regarding house party


Hey guys, I'm doing an internship at a Foturne 50 company. Some of the the interns went out last night, and my roommate apparently sent an email to HR about the party. I'm not exactly sure what could be the worst care scenario, but it seems like HR would not care about personal...

+13Career in Finance - Reality or Reach?


Hey everyone, I have been lurking on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for about a year or more and have finally decided to take the leap and join. Basically, I am an undergrad student, like so many others, seeking any and all advice I can get to improve my...

+13Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg


I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...