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Public Affairs consultant tried of his job; what is a more case based and analytical challenging career?Hi everyone, Long-time looker here.. I am not thriving in my current job as a public affairs consultant (lobbyist really) and I need help from your collected wisdom to help me decide the career path in my life. For whoever wants to give his or her input, I will be deeply thankful. Essentially I am ...
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Drug Testing Potential Summer AnalystsOk, so a really quick and random question. Are drug tests used when hiring summer analysts? Wall Street Drug Test When preparing to go through the recruitment process with a bank you should be prepared to take a drug test. A bank has the right to drug test for employment. If you are drug tested it...
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When Does Goldman Sachs Drug Test?I recently got an offer from GS in their credit department. I know they drug test, but my question is when do they? Is it immediately after you accept the offer, or is it before you begin full time, which would be sometime in august? Goldman Sachs Drug Testing Policy The length of time our users ...
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Do I Have to Pay Back Signing Bonus? Thanks to the help/forums of the WSO community, I managed to secure a lateral offer from my S&T regional office to an analyst spot in IB at a solid MM firm in NY. However, I had a question in regards to paying back the signing bonus as I started in my S&T role in July. In the contract, it says the...
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Transfer student inquiry - On-line application and resumeI applied for several companies . I am a graduate student and had attended multiple undergraduates since I had transfered from school to school. ...
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Risk departement internship at Commodities trading houseHey Guys! I am looking for some advice concerning an internship I may have this summer. I am an undergraduate student with a background in mathematics. While my original plan was to find something at a BB, it turns out that I have a very good shot at an internship at a big commodities trading ho...
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How do I pass graduate assessment centres?>find out today I failed ANOTHER graduate assessment centre >it was just an easy interview with an HR roastie, a braindead group exercise, and an easy numerical test >failed due to being an ugly autist with a beta demeanour and non-posh accent >UK interviewers care about nothing other than normienes...
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How competitive are back office summer analyst positions?I'm a sophomore who will be applying for Summer 2019 Legal/Compliance Summer Analyst positions in the upcoming months. I want to get a better sense of how competitive back office positions generally are at places like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays. And what about at boutiques? Look...
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Entry Level finance programs for newly graduates I'd just like to ask if you know of finance programs that I could apply in at this time of the year. I just graduated last February from one of the top three universities in the Philippines and is now in the US to pursue a career in finance. I know that recruitment usually starts in the Fall but I'...
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Take Bank Job Offer or Wait for Final Interview with Other Target? - Need Final Decision Tomorrow!A bank called with a job offer as credit risk analyst. Comp is not the best pay considering living expenses for a condo in the area. I'm in the Philippines so banking careers here don't make it rain as much as US (but still has good pay) Then there's this Energy Company with an urgent financial ana...
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How long to hear back from Goldman Sachs after an interview?I recently went on a job interview at GS for as a lateral hire. I was scheduled to meet with two people, one was a VP the other an associate. The interview lasted for about an hour and 15 minutes. After finishing speaking with the second person he went to see if one or two of the other people was...
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Full-time Job Openings Search AdviceHey guys, since full-time recruiting is right around the corner, I think it's a good time to ask what sources do you use to search full-time job openings, e.g. campus site, company job opening subscription, linkedin, indeed, etc? Unlike summer internships, it's harder to filter relevant jobs using k...
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AMA: 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 experience. Background: I had always w...
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Audit to Finance PhDLooking for some long term career advice - I’ve worked full time in a smaller office at a big 4 for almost a year (I interned before that). I really like my coworkers and the management in my office is good, based on feedback I am a “high performer”. I have worked on both public and private cl...
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Bringing Up MBA Plans In An Interview?I have an interview on Friday. Is it wise to bring up MBA plans in an interview? And if so, how would you do it? I want to avoid my current situation, where my employer thinks that I will stay with the firm for 5+ or even 10+ years. Obviously it would be awkward asking them for B-School recs in a y...
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Big 4 Audit or Amazon Hey everyone, Have not posted for a while, but I have a question about what do people think about the following to grad opportunities i have on the table. Either doing Big 4 Audit at a major city, where I will obtain my CPA and then go do other things with my life. Or working at Amazon in their Area...
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Adivce about BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter Invitation - HireviewHi fellows, I just got an invitation to take a virtual cover letter interview from BlackRock. Can you please advice and share your experience? What should I expect and what are the do's and don't's that I should be careful about?...
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What Do You Even Say During Cold-Calls?I have heard that cold-calling recruiters is a great way to network and get your dream job, that is if you know how to do it properly. Yet, when I try to think about what exactly should I say during the call and how should I direct the conversation towards a potential meeting, I am, like many people...
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Lost soul of a foreign graduate without internship - Where to begin?Hey, I am a recent graduate from the Philippines who is looking for a job but needs guidance as I am lost. I graduated at a good university in the Philippines with a degree in Business Administration major in Financial Management. I know how use a Bloomberg Terminal as I was able to get a CFMP certi...
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What to expect : Case interview @FS firm (Corporate Strategy Role)Hi, I have an interview scheduled with an FS firm for a corporate strategy role. The first round talks about Excel based case study- testing (Modelling / Analytical/ Problem solving / Structured thinking /Basic banking skills) followed by 2 more case interviews ( Problem Solving (ppt) & Fit intervi...
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How can I become the CEO/CFO/director of a bank ?I'm talking about a "normal" bank, so not necessarily an investment bank. Which kind of job would be best to start off once I graduate from university ? - Commercial employee who gives out loans to customers ? Can they climb up the ladder over time ? - An analyst ? Maybe investment analyst or some...
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Mid Tier firm with varied exposure or Big 4 with Transaction Advisory only (due diligence)I have two offers but having trouble choosing: I have an offer from Grant Thornton offering exposure to valuation, financial modelling, IM preparation and due diligence on a small to medium size entity scale. I have an offer from EY offering exposure to due diligence (buy side and sell side) only. ...
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Struggling to find an internshipI am currently a junior finance major at a non-target state school in the northeast. I have a competitive GPA of 3.6, 3 prior internships, decent leadership experience yet I can't seem to find a good internship for this summer. I am open to pretty much any position that involves financial analyst ...
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Corporate Strategy at a Tech CompanySeen a couple threads on this, but nothing conclusive. What tech companies have internal corporate strategy departments/teams? Bonus points to anyone who knows about getting in as well. Seems like most tech companies have corp dev or bizops teams, but not many have pure strategy teams....
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Need advice - should I stay in tech?Hello everyone, Before my question here is a little background: I'm living in a middle eastern country and I finished my computer science degree recently. I'm working as a software developer for about a year. I had to study computer science because that was the only way for me to secure a scholars...
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Which one pays a better salary in the long run?Auditing industry or auditing financial services (banks, insurances, ...) ? Take into account the exit opportunities......
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Help me choose between two offersI got two offers where one is from EY and the other from Intertrust Group. EY is within business development, which I am not quite sure what I can do like career wise after the student position and would I be able to transition into consulting? I never heard about Intertrust Group before and what ...
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Which one is better to transition into TAS (M&A): auditing industry or auditing financial services ?Question is clear. I'm starting as an auditor and have to decide if I want to audit "normal" companies or financial services (banks, insurances etc.) My aim is to make the move to transaction services (M&A) after a couple years. Which one would make it easier for me to do so ?...
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What is the difference between audit industry vs audit financial services ?I know that one focuses on normal companies and the other focuses on banks/insurances. But which one has more advantages in terms of skills you learn, career possibilities, etc. ? Which one is harder to get into & more "prestigious" ? If I would be equally interested in both of them, which one woul...
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Resume Review/Writing HelpCan anyone recommend any good services/templates for resumes? I recently just started actively looking for another job. I work on the buy side as an event-driven investment analyst, looking to upgrade to a better buy-side/hf. My resume template has not changed for years, and I am wondering if it is...
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FT iBank analyst position with a non-relevant degree, should I take it?Hey everyone, wanted others' thoughts on my situation. So basically, I did a biochemistry degree at a non-target in Canada, and just managed to land a FT investment banking analyst position at a big 4 Canadian bank (Toronto) Given my circumstance (no business degree, non-target), this was more tha...
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Best masters programs for IB analyst I was just wondering what the best kinds of programs are out there that would help you get into an analyst position at an IB. So far I've gathered that getting an MSF is beneficial What about a MS in accounting or Quantitative Methods and Modeling Thanks guys ...
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Siguler Guff - Fund of Funds AdviceWhat is Siguler Guff's fund of funds reputation, culture, etc. within their Small Buyout fund? Would appreciate any color on the firm and this specific fund with regards to their Boston and NYC offices as it looks to be a small team....
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How long does it usually take bankers to respond to cold emails?I was just wondering how long I should wait until I start having to expect that I will need to follow up with them the next week because I know that they will not be responding to my first one. I have only been emailing alumni(non target) so far....
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How do I quit?I started an internship 2 weeks ago. It's part time and was supposed to go FT during the summer. Anyways, I just received a summer analyst offer, so no way in hell I'm staying in my operation internship. The thing is, during the interview/when I got my offer they made me assure them I would stay f...
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How long do I need to wait?I had an S&T interview at a BB in Jan end, but have been asked to wait. Though I don't have an exploding offer, and almost everyone I know was rejected after being on the waitlisted for max of 3-4 weeks by the firm, I continue to be on the waitlist ("we still have not been able to come to a decision...
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Should I take an internship in Frankfurt before start of FT role?Hi, I recently landed a graduate scheme in London and I start in September. I was already planning how to fill my months with fun before I start working when I got a call with an offer to do a 6 month internship at ECB which will start asap and finish at the end of August, just a couple of days bef...
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Should I spell out Mergers & Acquisitions on my resume?"Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)" vs. "M&A"....
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Citi Private Bank - Equity Investment Manager ResearchI'm chatting with a Citi recruiter next week in regards to an Equity Investment Manager Research role. The position sits within Citi Investment Management (CIM) which is Citi Private Bank's global asset manager focusing on personalized discretionary and advisory portfolio construction. Essentially a...
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What to do with my atypic profile ?Good afternoon everybody, I am currently a Senior Engineer in London and worked since 3 years and half now. I would like to join Finance Industry. Where do you advise me to go, where my profile would fit best ? Kind Regards...
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Low GPA, trying to get my foot in the door. What do I do?Im a sophomore at one of the less-prestigious NESCAC schools, one which seems to pride itself on its alumni network on Wall Street, although I'm not sure how much truth there is to that. Anyway, I've got a 2.667 GPA so far, due mostly to a small number of really bad grades, thinking I'll probably ma...
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Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss his webinar coming up this Sunday! "Hedge Fund Investment Pitch" You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot of questions you wish you could ask your boss, but can't. I was at bulge bracket IBs in IB, quant and sales roles. Retired after a few years of maki...
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Undergraduate at 29 best work experience for M7 MBAI am currently going to college and will not graduate until I am about 29 years old. I was interested in IB but it seems my age would be a problem. My goal in the future is to get into an M7 business school for my MBA. What career path would you recommend so I can get the optimal work experience req...
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How to delete JPMorgan/Citi/BoA career profileHello, Does anyone know how to delete those Taleo career profiles for JP Morgan, Citi, BoA and others in order to delete application history and start fresh? Thanks!...
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Need career direction adviceI have 4 years experience in Project Finance and I am a CFA charter holder. I loved my work but I have been unemployed for sometime. Now I have time to reflect and think what I want to do next. I am trying to figure out which career within finance is a good fit for me. The following are my concerns:...
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Making the moveI'm currently working as an entry level trader and analyst, at a reserve bank with a large FI mandate. (around 3 BIO AUM). I'm considering rotating too AM and hopefully PE in the longrun. I have a finance background and am sitting for CFA level 2 this june. I've followed a several posts that s...
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Is it a sin?So, in the Bible it says "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Pretty comprehensive, but I will ask nonetheless. Does that cover interns, especially from the said interns perspective? So, the story a...
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Post MBA - Big Tech Sales VS Boutique Mgt ConsultingThe big tech sales definitely comp better and it is a great company with great reputation,, but I am just afraid of that I may be pigeon holed into the role. My career goal is to move into middle management or equity research buy side. Mgt Consulting pays less but it seems to better position me down...
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When can you stop using greetings/signatures in an email chain?I noticed senior bankers very rarely start their emails with a greeting or end with a signature. It comes off as much more casual, but might seem dismissive if you're a student/grad networking with an MD. If you're going back and forth to set up a call or get advice, how soon into an email chain sho...
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Missed Out on Summer Analyst Programs In College. Any Chance at IB?When looking at the hiring structure at BBs and boutiques, it seems that in order to obtain an IB offer upon graduation you need tons of internship experience throughout college. It also seems key to have been a summer analyst and many kids get an offer from the bank that they spent their summer at....
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Strong Analyst with No JobHere's the story folks. I recently worked at a small company with a couple software products being built to help run the financial modeling and help implement some new reports, designs, and tools. Didn't have performance issues as the company wrote me an excellent letter of rec. Ultimately, they ga...
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Where to find internships as international student?Hi guys, I'm a newly arrived master student in my first year of study and I want to know which forums the US employers in the finance industry usually post their internship opportunities? Is there an integrated forum specializing posting internship information? Thank you so much in advance!...
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Number of people from a firm to contact?So I am current reaching out to all alums from my school working in FO in the Markets division of Banks and other firms. However, given that I am currently talking to people from multiple firms I have a dilemma. How many people from a firm should I talk to at once? I'm using LinkedIn to connect and...
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UK elite-target school -> over 70 graduate job applications -> not a single interview yetSo, I am graduating in 2018 from a super prestigious MSc degree in the UK. "Go to this school, it is the best", they said. "You will get a job", they said. Whilst it is true that I never thought it would be easy, I am a little bit frustrated with the outcome so far and also concerned in being lite...
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Internship salary negotations?I got an offer for an internship at an asset management/hedge fund but the pay was on the low side. I was wondering if interns generally negotiate offers (I plan to regardless of what usually happens), and how best to proceed. Thanks....
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Is my start to new job normal? Paid to do nothingHello, 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 weeks ...
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Thoughts on stats major and double minor in econs and csCurrently first year major in stats. Initially wanted to do a double major in cs as well but thought better of it in the end, because the workload is really too heavy. I then decided to do a double major in econs, but seems like econs at an undergrad level is very similar to stats and would not be v...
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Need Internship Advice - Asset Management Corp Strat vs JP MorganHey everyone, I'm hoping to get some internship advice. I'm in the first-year of my MBA program and have a couple internship offers on the table, but am mauling over two in particular. What I'm trying to get a hold on is the career trajectory & compensation for each. I've been able to dig a little ...
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Help!! PwC vs Citi?I am debating between 2 very great internship. HR Analyst with Citi or Management Consulting internship with PwC. I felt like it was more competitive to get into Citi and I am going to have to work really hard summer at Citi. However, at PwC the atmosphere was a lot different. I really enjoyed the c...
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Suing a former employerObviously 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 your former/current employer...
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Is it worth switching to a hedge fund software job given my situation?Greetings people, So I'm a software developer in NYC, been employed around 5 years now. Income level is around $130k/yr (before tax). Last couple of years, I have allocated around $50-60k into my retail trading account, have written up my own back-testing framework in C# and have built some basic s...
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leaving full time job for unpaid intership?I currently work for a major corporation in their operations department. I am working on my MBA and attended a networking event last night where I was presented with in internship opportunity with a local VC firm. It is unpaid and I would have to leave my job for it. Am I crazy for considering it? I...
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Consultant looking for Private Equity HeadhuntersHey guys - I am a current consultant looking to get into PE. I plan to lateral into banking if this initial transition does not work but first wanted to try this route. I have started to prep for interviews and feel confident with the materials I am using but the one part I am lost in is the acce...
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Non-Profit Accounting to Corporate Finance - How do I make myself more marketable?Background: mid 20s, 2 years tax accountant at local CPA firm (non Big 4), licensed CPA, currently working for my alma mater (small private college, non-target) in accounting for less than one year. I intend on enrolling at a top 25 hybrid MBA program Fall 2018. Going from tax to accounting made me...
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I want a referral bonus - ok to post job?I have a question on the WSO rules. Let's suppose I know of a BB that offers a great referral bonus. And let's suppose I am on a great team with an open position and my manager has asked for referrals -- we really need someone -- and I can get someone's resume in front of the right hands at said BB....
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Accounting Internship -> Banking?How useful would an accounting internship at a F500 company be for IB recruiting? I'm guessing it would look good on a resume but do any of the skills you learn during the internship carry over? As a Sophomore, there do not seem to be many options for paid summer internships so I am wondering if I...
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I am searching for job but not able to findHi, everyone. I am charles recently graduate with the degree in Software Engineering. I don't now what is wrong with my CV I couldn't get a single call for interview. I need your all suggestions to improve my self....
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How to break into Finance Industry in India?Hey! I have an undergraduate degree B.E (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering along with Minor in Finance from BITS Pilani. I have cleared CFA Level 1 last June and attempting Level 2 this June 2018. I graduated in 2017 and have been working for an Adtech firm as a Data Analyst. I am rea...
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Master's Degree Candidate ISO InternshipWSO, This might be a helpful post for others in a similar situation. I am currently a Master's student studying international finance and economics at an international affairs / policy school. I want to break through in finance (either IB or AM) because a) I am genuinely interested in the subject b...
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Masters in finance after university degree for better job oops? Recommended? I graduated university a year ago with a BBA - Finance. I spent 1 year in Spain and now am fluent in Spanish, but having issues finding the right position. Should I pursue a Masters in Finance? Thanks for your help...
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Computer Science or Quantitative Economics MajorHey there I'm a 4/C (freshman) at the Naval Academy and major selection is coming up soon. After I leave the Navy (or Marine Corps, rah) I am planning on applying to business school and hopefully getting a job in finance one day. I was curious which of these two majors would make more sense, if it e...
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Where do I go from here...Hey fellow monkeys, I'm a junior at a semi target studying finance/economics. I've been recruiting and searching for an internship for this summer. I have had some interviews with BB commercial banking in different groups. I've interviews with some finance development programs as well at non-finan...
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Job prospects after a one year MBA programI will be staring a one year MBA at a Canadian target in the fall. The program is from September to May (or April). I'm concerned that because it is a one year program, I wont have the chance to do an internship and then won't be able to get a job in Equity Research, Sales and Trading, or Asset Mana...
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Searching for a Summer Internship?Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but even more companies and banks are listed in the WSO Company Database (with e-mail formats) If you're still on the internship hunt, no worries - lots of boutique investment banks wait to do their hiring until the Spr...
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What Do You Even Do During Coffee Chats????There is plenty of discussion on how contacting recruiters or alumni to arrange coffee chats is a great way to network and secure a job. But what do you really talk about during those coffee chats? Do you mainly stick to work-related questions or can you dwell into more casual questions? What are ...
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How to Ace Your Phone Interview in 7 Simple StepsMy first phone interview was a magnificent disaster. I fumbled my own bloody name, couldn't go through my work experience without mixing up words, and I forgot the name of who I was speaking to. Basically, I was ripped to shreds. At the first round, over a phone, by HR. As interviewing is really...
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No Internship this summer. What should I do? Hi All, I am a junior at a semi-target. I have a 3.46 GPA with two non-IB internship experience (both business related internships and at S&P 500 companies). Taken/taking all the IB related classes at school (M&A, IB, etc..). Got two Superdays (one MM and one boutique) but never heard back. What...
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Do BBs/background check agencies review your transcript in detail?As unethical as it is, I changed one of the grades on my unofficial transcript to meet the GPA cutoff. My GPA once I graduate will definitely be above the cutoff, but do you think they'll notice the discrepancy of 1 mark out of 20+ courses? Or do they just confirm the graduation date? Also, what is...
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Need help weighing internship optionsHello, so I'm lucky to have two internship offers for this coming summer (Junior year undergraduate summer internship). I'll start by saying my ultimate career goal is to do some type of asset management on the buy side...not as concerned with how I get there (I love diversifying my experiences), j...
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Unhappy/depressed in my risk modeling position - suck it up or go back to academia?I recently left academia and took a job in risk modeling at an investment bank. However, the job is nothing like I envisioned and what the job description entailed. It's zero finance, zero modeling, and basically involves making sure things that are already in place are running smoothly. It is also ...
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New Analyst eligibility, and Financial Analyst skills too?I may have been confusing with my title. Basically I have 2 questions. 1) Can I still apply to New Analyst positions designed for new college graduates for 2019, even though I graduated in december 2017? I know some of them might have a year grace period I just want to know if I would still qualify...
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Undergrad junior NO offer for IB seeking help!I'm a junior at a US new Top 15 Non-target school. I interviewed with about 15 companies fall 2017 for banking. Got 6 super days but NO IB offer. My only summer intern offer now is an investment analyst position at my university's endowment fund with 6 billion under management. (very far from IB) I...
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Attitude is the KeyWhats with the recent inferiority complex of people on this board. Are kids from non-targets at a disadvantage when it comes to breaking in? YES! However, it is definitely possible, but you have to be willing to outwork, outhustle, and outnetwork your competition. You need to demonstrate that you ...
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BB Corporate Banking vs Terrible Boutique Investment BankingI have two offers. One is to begin my career at a BB bank in Canada in their corporate banking division, the other is to start as an investment banking analyst at one of the worst banks in Canada (out of the top 50 on the league tables they are consistently 45th ish). I want to keep all of my optio...
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How to move from consulting to top tier TMT groupHi everyone, I was recently informed by a recruiter of an opening at a top bank's TMT group (GS/MS/CS/Q). I work in consulting doing private equity due diligence so I have a bit of a story (potentially) and did PE DD for my internship as well. I have a call with the recruiter coming up soon. Do yo...
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Is this a rejection email?So, I had four rounds of interviews for a job and have been kept waiting for almost 8 weeks.. One of my interviewers reached out to say ' A brief note to express thanks for your continued interest in xyz. The team enjoyed meeting with you and will be in touch if future opportunities come up. Feel ...
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Data Quality/Assurance position at top hedge fund - exit opps?I received an offer from a top hedge fund for a data QC/QA role. The work that's done with the data is very interesting (but my position would be to formalize and implement QC processes) and I would end up with skills in SQL/Python, or essentially any type of hard skill I would like to learn. Howev...
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Analyst, Valuation & Business Modelling at Big 4 CA firmI have an internship at a big 4 CA firm this summer with the intent of gaining work experience in the M&A transaction advisory field to gain relevant work experience for IB. Recently, i came across an employee on linkedin that was a "Valuation & Business Modelling Analyst." the job description was...
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Should I Call? Need AdviceHey Guys, So need a bit of advice here. I am a senior graduating in the spring and am looking for positions in IB. I interviewed with a regional boutique with a good reputation last week (Monday) and I am confident that it went quite well. However, the position was for an immediate hire, which is ...
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Uploaded different resume to company website than what referral employee gave to the recruiterSo I received a referral for a summer analyst position in MM Banking(Big Bank) and the man told me that a recruiter will manually submit my resume but that I still needed to apply to the position online. I accidentally uploaded a resume to the company website different in that the top experience sai...
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The inbetween period between initial contact and first interview.So I cold emailed and got an in person interview. “Problem” is that it is 3.5 weeks away due to their scheduling. Should I remain in contact with them the entire time over next 3 weeks? Not at all to avoid wasting their time? I think I’m gonna refrain from emailing for 2.5 weeks and then a co...
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Should I stay as a Sales Rep for Oracle or take up Management Consulting Position at Accenture?Hi all. So I've been working at Oracle the past two years as an enterprise software sales rep in New York. I was promoted from a "Sales Development Representative" (SDR) to an "Applications Sales Rep" (ASR) for high-tech cloud solutions. If I crush my quota here at Oracle, there is a chance I could...
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Getting job after 2-3 years unemployedBackground: I've been working for 6+ years (4 in IBD, 2+ at a HF). I enjoy my job, and am committed to being successful in the industry (PM) in the long term. But in the back of my mind, I've always thought about quitting and traveling for 2-3 years before I settle down (family/kids etc). For obvi...
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If I pass CFA Level 1 - do I still have to take the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)?Here in Canada we have this required course that is basically a dumbed down version of CFA level 1 but costs the exact same and it expires after 3 years. This course is required to sell mutual funds, so if I want to be a financial advisor or rep, I need to have it.  my question: Is the CFA level 1...
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When is the follow up email appropriate?Hello Monkeys, I recently stumbled upon a connection who insisted I send my resume their way so they could look it over as I am trying to break into the finance industry. This opportunity kind of just happened as I was planning to start sending my resume out in the new year (post CFA level 1 in Dec...
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Is the CFA worth it if I want to become a fund manager?Gonna make this short and sweet I'm a 4th year finance student and I ultimately want to open my own fund. I come from a non-target school in Canada, my GPA is trash (but my finance courses are all good), and I have no formal experience. Should I register to do the CFA?...
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I'm following up with contacts after networking calls, but not getting responses. What am I doing wrong?I'm a graduate from a non-target, and I've been applying for off-cycle IB Analyst roles at different banks. I've been reaching out to alums and mutual contacts and have actually been pretty lucky with responses. The calls go very well, and I've been getting positive feedback, including offers to for...
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3 Tips on How to Make Networking Worthwhile and Get You a Job So you’re having trouble getting an interview through online applications. One way to bypass this obstacle is to get your foot in the door by meeting with people at the types of companies you want to intern/work with. This way you can show your skills, qualifications, and passion in person rather ...
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Any Advice for someone who is stuck?Does anyone know of any full-time analyst programs that are still open? Mainly looking into asset management, but at this point I'll take anything to get my foot in the door. Profile: Non target Sophomore year summer internship at a private wealth management firm Junior year summer internship in CMB...
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Please help me understand what Prudential Capital Group does?!Here is the description of the role: Prudential Capital Group is one of the largest asset managers of private fixed income securities with more than $79 billion of private debt and equity investments in more than 1,000 companies worldwide (as of March 31, 2017). Prudential Capital Group typically i...

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