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+7Why 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...

+4Struggling to land interviews


I am in my second semester of Sr year at the lowest non-target possible. I have 2 solid internships in corp fin and in the fraud department at the largest credit union in the world. I've got a lot of extracurricular activity in clubs, sports, etc. 3.6 GPA with 3.9 Major GPA. I've...

+3Will Intern Anywhere In the U.S. for free


Currently a sophomore trying to find a summer internship in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or a related role. Current <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> intern.

+3Asking Boss about Applying For Another Job


Here is the situation... working for a large bank that I really feel a great fit with, but I’m not in the department I dream to be in long-term. The bank has a position available for what I want to do long-term, but it will be very competitive. How do I approach my current manager about this...

+2How to get a job after not working for a year waiting for green card?


Right after graduation I worked in a very reputable bank in <abbr title="New York City">nyc</abbr> for a year and had to go back to my country. Worked in my country almost a year and returned to the USA and I have been waiting for my green card / work permit to arrive for...

+2Problems with employer


what should I do about this? I am removing this post per the advice of someone that commented. I can get in legal issues...

+2JP Morgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst


Hey, Has anyone heard back or received an online interview from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst role? It says that my application is submitted and I did an online test in December but haven't heard back anything since...

+2JPMorgan visa sponsorship


Hey, can anyone confirm for sure whether <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> sponsors visas for international students in the US offices? I have read on the <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> job description that the candidates have to have a...

+2Citi Corporate Banking full time analyst


Hi, has anyone done interviews for Citi Corporate Banking <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst role. I applied recently and not sure how far application process has gone. Has anyone done final round interviews for the position. Or heard anything back?

+2Job offer. Worth it?


Hello monkeys Once again, I am recurring to this forum because it is the most reliable source of professional advice I have found until now (sadly or not). I am considering changing my job and career 180º and I would like to hear your opinions on whether this is a good idea or not. As I will...

+2How do you reference a mutual Linkedin connection in an email?


If I am connected to Person A and Person A is connected to Person B, who I want to speak to and does not use their Linkedin. How do I go about referencing that common connection in an email?

+2Leveraging Back Office Connections


My Father is well connected in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> field, however, they all his connections are executives in the finance departments of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and <abbr title="elite...

+1Excel test for Internship at a Credit Rating Agency


I have to do an excel test as part of the interview process for an internship at a small credit rating agency. I’ve already gone through 5 separate behavioural interviews where they’ve mentioned that using VBA is part of the position and i’ve told them that i don’t have any experience...

+1How 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...

+1Things 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...

+1Need your help!!!!


hai, I am Moe and I am 23 years old. I am not a college student yet because I couldn't afford to pay for college at the time due my parent lost all their savings at their startup and I had to work at the time, and I need help with clearing my mind for taking the right path to fulfil my...

+1Anyone care to take a quick look at my resume?


Greetings, I have a completely non-traditional background. Came to the U.S at age 16, lived with relatives until age 19 and started doing odd jobs while trying to get myself in school. I have a very very long story but I graduated a year ago and all I have secured is an internship that is...

+1White Paper II 2019: What is your best trade? Your Worst? The answers


We’ve come up with a four-part answer to the best-trade question and a three-part answer to the worst-trade follow-up. The point is to go beyond the recitation of skills and accomplishment detailed in a resume to use an actual example to convey how you think about trading, risk and the tools...

+1Grad Schemes: Central Bank or Private Bank?


Hi all, I live in Dublin I have offers for several grad schemes but my choice is focused on two: the grad schemes of the Central Bank of Ireland and the grad scheme of the biggest Irish bank with offices in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> and London. Money is exactly...

+1Casual Intro call?


Hey everyone, I've got a call coming up with a senior analyst at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> shop tomorrow morning. He says it's just introductory and casual, but I want to be as best prepared as possible since he's very involved with...

+110 Tips to Maximize Your GPA


Greetings, Thought I’d try and give back to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> community by sharing “10 Tips” on how to maximize your undergraduate GPA. I’ve noticed that the phrase “get a high GPA” is mentioned in almost every thread discussing...

+1Military Background, Starting MBA at 30 with goal to break into finance


I am currently at a crossroads in that I can stay doing a job related to what I did in the military for 5 years or go a completely different direction and enroll in the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program I've been accepted to (top 10...

+1Bloomberg - Contacts


I applied for a spot as an equity research data analyst at Bloomberg recently & was looking to get in contact with someone from HR. Does anyone know for certain the format for bloomberg emails?

+1Military Officer to PE/HF/AM Advice


Wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to break into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>/<abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> coming from a military background. Quick backstory -...

+1Fired but was already interviewing


Hey everyone, been at my firm for 3 years and did something stupid and was fired for misconduct. I was interviewing for roles outside the firm before being fired and am expecting a couple final round invites. Wondering if I get any of the final round interviews if I should bring up that I no...

+1Application online timing? When is too late?


Hi guys, Let's talk about the timing in online application. Can you share your case on a time when you apply quite late and still get to the next step? I am currently looking at an industrial placement internship post at a BB(UBS) 's official website. It's post 2 months...

+110 YEARS OLD: Commodity Talent LLC Says Thank You!


Commodity Talent LLC, a global executive search focusing on commodity roles across markets, strategies, front-to-middle-back offices, is celebrating its tenth birthday in January, 2019. It’s never been dull – and the past decade has been an unparalleled opportunity to learn and meet an...

+1White Paper I Advice for Candidates -- And Everyone is a Candidate Sooner or Later


From Senior Managing Director – even Global Head -- to Recent Graduate, sooner or later, you will be facing the job market -- willing or not. We urge candidates to ponder these three mantras: Stay Employed. Be Prepared. Remaining May Be Risky -- George H. Stein, CFA ...

+1Wilshire Associates - Reputation / Pay / Exit Ops?



+1Best HBS classes & Professors


Hello, I am not a Harvard Business School student but since I am currently in Boston and I have nothing to do on Mondays and Fridays so I am thinking to spend some time at <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr>. I actually have done it last semester at for a...

+1Exit Ops: Cardone Capital

Captain Buyside

Anyone know the exit ops from Cardone Capital? They're based in Miami and run by a famous investor named Grant Cardone... don't know a ton about him but some people in the industry described him as the next Bill Ackman. Thoughts?

+1BB Verbal?


Interviewed with <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> for lateral Associate position mid December. Spoke to HR the week after and the recruiter said that they were going to make me an analyst instead with a promotion to associate after 1 year. Then the recruiter went...

+1Struggling to get an internship


The majority of my friends already have accepted internship offers. I have had a handful of in person interviews as well as some phone interviews but I haven't had any offers. Given that it is already January I am starting to get concerned that I won't be able to get an internship...

+1How do I get into finance again?


Long story short, intentionally vague to protect my identity: * I graduated from a UK target university around 2-3 years ago * I did an internship in a front office division (non-IBD) of a large US Bank after my second year in university, and worked there full time for 1-2 years after...

+1Some 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

+1Don't fall for UIUC trap despite what some folks here tell you!


Hi, I am at UIUC and have been active at <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for past 3 years. I want to set the record straight: UIUC is not at all prestigious when it comes to quant roles in <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>/<abbr...

+1I need a love spell to get back my Husband via Dr. Wakina.


The occurrences in my marriage wasn’t clear, I invested emotionally and I don’t see the positive impacts. I prayed for a husband that could remind me of the good he sees in me, a husband that can make me laugh and also boost my mood. The introduction of spell to my hunt saved my marriage....

+1Defining my options


Here's my situation. I am a senior finance major at a non-target private school. My GPA is a 3.5 I have extracurricular activities such as NCAA athletics, and involvement in my schools Finance Club. I have spent the past 2 summers working as a bank teller back at home (banking...

+1Please critique my resume for IB?


Sophomore at a non-target here. Will be applying for 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> positions. I appreciate any advice, thx!

+1Corporate Banking vs Corporate Finance


Hello, I'm looking at entry-level jobs and I was wondering which of these fields would better suit my long-term career goals. I am currently majoring in Economics at a non-target state school (3.7 expected GPA). I'm aiming to get into a top <abbr title="Masters in Business...

+1Negotiating pay as intern?


Is it possible and would it be wise to negotiate pay for an internship? I have an early offer at a firm (non-BB) that made me specify a minimum expected wage on their online application. I was called to notify me of the offer and recently got the actual offer. Unfortunately, the compensation...

+1HSBC online assessment passed but no feedback further from HR


I have passed online assessment for HSBC pune but no any further call or update receiving from them. Any contact ? Or should consider I am rejected?

+1My challenging situation


Hey guys, this is my first post on this site so I hope this is the appropriate forum to post this. Here's my situation. I got accepted To Umass Amherst into the honors college with flying colors, as I was routinely an <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> scholar...

+1MBA - going to investment side?


I am 27, Senior Analyst for **sales/capital raising** at REPE(2nd year) - **will <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at a top school open my career as an investment professional at a buy side firm?** Feeling a little pigeonholed to a sales...

+1Should an I.T. professional at Millennium Management expect a bonus?


For a purely I.T. professional at Millennium Management, should I expect a generous bonus in line expectations from a third party recruiting agency? It seems like an employer can find reasons to not pay bonuses (because of profit targets being missed, subjective employee performance assessments...

+1Commodity Talent LLC White Paper III 2019: Strategies for Senior, Junior Candidates


It’s a rare week that Commodity Talent LLC isn’t approached for help finding a new platform by seasoned commodity professionals – up to and including global sector heads, even global function chiefs -- as well as juniors and entry-levels candidates. For senior candidates, the past decade...

+1If I get a MBA in accounting instead of CPA, does it mean that I dont have to take review courses every year to keep the job?


If a job requires EITHER a <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> license or a <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> in accounting. If I just get a <abbr title="Masters in Business...

0Sales and trading exit opportunities/pay/etc. (please help!)


Hey guys, Just received offers from several BB's for their summer <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> positions and summer <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> positions. I'm currently in 3rd year university...

0Getting into the Big 4 and Your Future Career


Nowadays, as the competition steadily increases and fortune 100 entry-level positions become inexperienced college grad's new goal, what must one do to get ahead. Just a few quick questions about the Big 4: <ol> <li>What is the Big 4's stereotypical entry-level...

0Low GPA in First-Semester Masters


I recently got back my final grades for this semester and I found out have a 3.1. It's my first semester as a Masters student and I'm at an Ivy school. I had a very rough semester and stretched myself way too thin. Essentially, I think I messed up my chances to get a good consulting...