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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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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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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...

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Wealth Management Background Becoming Financial Analyst

[email protected]

Hi Guys, I am new here and would like to seek some advices on my job transitioning.. I am currently in Wealth Management at a BB doing financial planning for HNW individuals for 2 years. My goal is to become a financial analyst and eventually complete MBA, then shoot for IB or PE.. Currently CFA l...

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Depressed and missed recruiting...terrible grades...how to turn it all around?

currentlydrinkingcoffee

Hi, I'm a student at a target school who's feeling a bit lost. In high school I was the textbook prodigy, as most of us probably were. In college, however, I went through some tough experiences, and I ended up getting shitty grades for a solid two years. The third year I got diagnosed with ADD and...

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3rd yr IB analyst - career advice needed - off-cycle recruiting

DC230

Hi All, I am currently a 3rd year analyst at a small boutique bank (think M. Klein, Zaoui) on the job hunt. Also, previously worked at a BB in IBD for over a year before switching - was looking for more meaningful M&A experience and senior mentorship at the time. I am now looking to make another sw...

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Is it unethical to say I still work at a company if I was very recently let go? (job search is easier when already employed?)

Fr0nt0ffice

I just got fired from my job (public accounting). Reason was performance, I didn't like the job; but I honestly did try my hardest. But in the end, I wasn't good enough at it, so they let me go, performance being the reason. Overall, I would say I was well liked at this company, and most people were...

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The Waiting Game - Need A Distraction

Aye B

Gonna be vague here with the details but also try to set the scene. Mostly just need to rant a bit, but any tips or responses from others in this situation (or a friendly "fuck off and relax") are more than welcome. I've been interviewing with this company for over 4 months at this point, consis...

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Where can I read about all the various roles in the industry?

ericl619

I'm currently in a BO role that doesn't really have much growth potential and I'm looking for potential career paths. Are there any good materials that lays out the various roles in FO, MO, and BO and what they do?...

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Following up after applications

aconcernedguy

Hi everyone, I recently noticed that a lot of pros here advise on following up after an application for a job. I don't want to come across as dumb but I'm not really sure how to do that and would like to ask for advice. What does following up actually entail? And how do you go about it, especially...

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Job swap advice

CRE_User1

12 year vet, bored retail developer considering move to MFR investing. Pros: faster pace and coming buying spree. Cons: surrender current pipeline and comfort. Yay or nay?...

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Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA) from Corporate Finance Institute (CFI)

elitenotelitist

Stumbled across this, does anyone have any ideas if it would be useful? The cost is $497 which is significantly less than other programs. Obviously it wouldn't be a equivalent of a CFA or CAIA, but would it be more than a expensive piece of paper?...

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Path from IB to PE/HF?

banana-land

Does anyone have any insights into their path from an IB role to a PE/HF role? e.g. what was your timeline? did you obtain a postgraduate degree? how did you go about getting noticed/networking? are you happy with your choice?...

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Opportunites from a no-name boutique

Marshall D. Teach

Hi all I've got an offer from a little known M&A boutique and am deciding of whether or not to take it. I got good grades from a French target school but zero internships or other work experience (which is my main problem). My main question is: Should I take it, given that I want to break into ba...

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The price of freedom

MiseryWanderer

Hi all, First, excuse the pretentiously profound post title derived from weeks of mulling over the concept of existence, purpose and money. It was a way to (partially) vent all of it. I come to you guys in desperate search of advice, probably because I am lost. Here we go. I've been always intere...

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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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Fintech Startup to Private Equity or Asset Management

Coronaddo

I'm on my junior year and looking for summer internships. So far I've had a hard time finding private equity or asset management jobs in my city. It's not that I don't get interviews, it's that there's a tremendous lack of job positions junior level in this field in Barcelona, where I live. I'm talk...

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Contractor to full time

jialopet

I am currently working as a contractor for a bank, I enjoyed the culture of the bank however they were laying off some people and I like to do a good job at whatever I am doing so they extended me numerous times. My current renew is up and I will not be renewed as my processes were moved out of the ...

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Why 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 people take the f...

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What should I do now? (non-target school international graduate with some irrelevant experience)

JohnnyZ47

Hi, everyone. Here are my background and situation: * graduated from a non-target school near NYC with a 3.8 GPA, double majors with one minor, had some on-campus leadership and competition experience * since I'm an international student with the first major in math, my job has to be directly ...

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Accept a job at a small boutique M&A firm?

Max-Kimmel

Hi everyone! So, here's my situation: -recently graduated from a small college, 3.9 GPA -Mathematics major, finance minor, Information Technology Minor -ran a pretty successful ecommerce business while in undergrad -other than that, some internships in smallish places. No big investment banks or any...

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Offer rescinded after negotiating salary

Madrush

hey monkeys, I got an offer rescinded after I tried negotiating the compensation. HR said the MD was unhappy about it and advised me to move on since it was a bad start to the working relationship. Any advice on how to approach it in the future? I honestly think I did it in a polite and respectful ...

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Finding a job in the US from Europe after completing CFA and banking grad programme?

gderapalino

So, I have a BA and an M.Sc. in Economics in a top 50 school in europe, and will soon start my graduate programme in a large-ish european bank with operations in 2 EU countries and has an office in NYC. They will pay for my CFAs. How hard will it be for me to find a job in the US after this? How s...

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Economist 2 years out of school in a quantitative role, too late to get into IB?

ME_2

Hey all, Timeline: Undergrad (Econ/Math, non-target)->1 year Foreign Master's (Economics, top-tier target in London)->2 years Economist for the Government (not Fed or Treasury) I realize now after much research that I really want to try my hand at IB, but it seems like I am too far our of school t...

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Tried to start my own fund, not really working out, what should I do from here?

stillenacht

Alright boys, I tried to start my own quant fund with a friend from my masters. The track record is decent so far, but a year and a half have passed, and it is clear that raising money is going to take time. So, I need a job. Problem is, I've not the faintest clue where my experience lands me at the...

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Forget to Update OPT (10 Days Rule)

leslier

Hi all, I forgot to update my employment status on my school's OPT update website. The rule says that I have to let the school know within 10 days of any changes regarding my employment status. I have been swamped with so many stuffs that I simply forgot to do that. What should I do now? How will ...

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Did I Get It?

nok15105

Hey guys, Came across this article when I was stressing out about an interview that I had, and thought that I would post it. Hope this helps anyone who is stressing about their interviews like I was! https://www.aol.com/2009/01/27/10-clues-to-decoding-the-interview/ ...

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To CFA or not ?

The White Bull

I am in my first year of a non-target B-School. I am really interested in Financial Modeling/Valuation/Financial Research in terms of academic interests and VC/PE/IB in terms of professional industry where I would like to see myself. But I haven't been able to decide whether to do my CFA or not whil...

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Big 4 - jumping from Assurance to TAS as a long-term undergrad intern

imdrones2

I am currently an undergraduate doing a 2 year internship in Risk Assurance. I plan on moving on to another big 4 for TAS after around 10 months, but that is only for an internship which may or may not provide me with a return offer - I want to be conservative and assume the worst. I am asking - if ...

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The Thin Line Between Eager and Annoying

thebslee

Hey monkeys! During a discussion I had with one MD I was trying to network with, he mentioned that one of the most important qualities for an intern is good situational awareness—that is, knowing when they should insert themselves and knowing when they should not. Maybe for some people, this kind...

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How do I Find a Summer Internship as a Freshman or is it too late?

Brhoom27

I'm currently a freshman at NYU Stern and I plan on majoring in finance. I'm taking out a pretty large loan so I want to start interning as soon as possible (preferably this summer). Did I wait to long to begin searching? Im not 100% sure what I want to do but I was thinking about ib or consulting. ...

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Corporate Finance Phone Interviews

NeverOutOfTheFight

Hello, I have two phone interviews tomorrow: One in FP&A at a F100 Company and another for a Corp Dev Position at a F300 company. I know most of the things that I should prepare for, but I have a few questions: 1)For the FP&A role I was told that I will have a small case study during the phone int...

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Any advice for a confused 2nd year student?

qwerty021

Hi! I am a second year student in a semi-target in Canada. Just found the forum and got to know that some 2020 SA positions are open lol However, I just started looking for internship for this summer and even haven't decided which way to go Super anxious and confused now, any advice? Do I still have...

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I'm a Failure

shiva910

I just failed out of medical school. I went to an osteopathic school, and I heavily utilized their grade replacement policy (retake grades). So, I have like 6 transcripts including community colleges and my UG. I've never worked a day in my life since I have been continuously in school. In undergr...

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Transition out of Technology Consulting

coo12

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Question regarding perception of international internships and recruiting

perpatina

How is international experience viewed for full-time recruiting in the US. For example, If you have Big 4 or MBB consulting experience in China, how is this seen as compared to the same role/company in the US? If you have a better opportunity in China compared to a mediocre opportunity in the US, wh...

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Please Help: 8 Months Unemployed

yellowmac

Hello, I am in a serious predicament and I don't know what to do to find work, because I feel really bad and dejected. I am looking for honest feedback, so I can better my prospects. I really just want to start working and start building my career in finance. I am now 8 months unemployed. Backgrou...

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Is it possible to pigeon-hole myself in an internship?

Anonymous Monkey

I recently had an interview and expect to get an offer from a very small investment management and financing/consulting firm for an internship. Its a BO role during internship with potential to move to FO when flipped to FT after internship. However, this firm offers services to primarily Native Ame...

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Headhunter call debrief

SCZealot

Hello - just finished my first call with one of the well-known headhunters on this board (Glocap, Amity, HSP, S1, Oxbridge, CPI, etc); Started off the call with some small talk then jumped into my story / resume, what I'm looking for, where I'm looking to live and a couple other basic questions lik...

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6 Tactics to Ease Your Job Search

Alexandra Smith

Anyone who dreams of high-quality employment or changing a job and actively works in this direction should determine the most effective way to achieve this goal. Let’s discuss the tactics you ought to know and follow respectively to reach this aim....

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Moving after MBA to PE/VC/IB

The White Bull

I am currently doing my MBA at one of the Indian Institutes of Management, (not the top 3 elite but can be in the top 20 Indian B-Schools). One of the unique things about IIMs is that they do admit freshers and fortunately or unfortunately, I am one, having directly come across from being an IT Engg...

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Have you ever seen anyone leave Wealth Management/Financial Advisor role?

RealSlim

Alright, folks: I'm going to let it all out. I'm around my late twenties/30, and I've made a decent living being a Financial Advisor at a reputable BB/PB shop for most of my career. Think JPM/GS/AB/WF/UBS/BNY/Northern Trust/MS/ML. I currently gross 225k+ working roughly 40-50 hours, but anticipate m...

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Unsure of where to look next, and how to describe current industry - Alternative finance/lower MM/merchant cash advance

piff

I currently work in the underwriting department for an alternative finance company that specializes in lending to small and medium enterprises. We fund small businesses that need working capital in a hurry, at the cost of effective interest rates in the 25-30% range at the absolute lowest (but usual...

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F200 Leadership Development Program vs. Deloitte

BWManiac

Hello, first time poster so please let me know if I've posted in the right place. I'm looking for advice between two offers, and career advice in general. In short, I have two main offers I'm considering: I have an offer for a Fortune 200 Rotational Leadership Development Program, and an offer for ...

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How To Get Rehired?

Armhoo1

EDIT: Never mind, I figured this out. Nothing to see here, keep on moving it along and thanks for stopping by....

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Which CPA firm?

sydp9

I have more than 15 years experience and I am a CPA . Which CPA firm I should target for my Job search if I want to be in financial/bank audits?...

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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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Operations Role at Private Equity firm

Dharkland

As I don't think I've seen too many threads on Ops roles at PE firms, was wondering if someone could compare/contrast such an Ops role at a PE firm with a typical trade settlement Ops role at a BB. Received an offer for Ops analyst at a PE firm and am contemplating leaving my current job as a Regul...

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Should I admit I was fired?

PatrickBatemannn

At my last job, I was fired. I caught Epstein Barr virus - its a virus that leaves you bed bound for 2-3 weeks, and takes at least 6 weeks to fully recover from. The first day I caught it, my boss caught me in the break room for 2 hours and wrote me up. I didn't show up the next day as I was admitte...

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What's the background check process in Goldman Sachs?

wiff

Anyone who can describe the background check process in Goldman Sachs? I guess filling in online application form first and then the outsourced company (named Hireright) would verify the information? Thanks. Regarding the employment history, do I need to solicit my former employer to issue certifi...

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Real Estate to Equity

thomas.napolie

Hi guys, First of all thank you for all the topics, detailed and interesting answers you provide. Today I was asking myself a question and rather consider my possibilities for my future. To be direct: I want to continue my career in AM banking, and I am currently in bachelor's degree in london, wi...

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Sophomore Internship at International Office

walterpingu

Do any of the international offices for consultancies (MBB, OW, Strategy&, etc.) take sophomore undergrad interns? Thanks....

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Consulting Internship in Middle East

walterpingu

Hi! Does anyone know if consulting firms (MBB, OW, Strategy&, etc) in the Middle East take interns during the summer after sophomore year? Thanks....

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Long notice period makes me unattractive to recruiters

Madrush

hi all, I was pretty desperate for a job so landed up in my current role where my notice period is 3 months. It's so long that many recruiters are turned off by it and tell me that no one would wait for me for that long. Any strategies to help me out? I considered negotiating with my boss, but woul...

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Interviewed a month ago, still getting non-update emails

Wellmeh

Good afternoon, I had my super day for a junior analyst role at a CRA a little over a month ago. I felt like the interview went pretty well and I hit it off with both interviewers well, but especially well with the first. Sent follow up thank you's to both as well as to the recruiters. However, it h...

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Goldman Sacs Corporate Treasury Strat VS JP Morgan Interest Rates Modeling Quant

qwerty_mbb

I interviewed with Goldman Sachs for its Strat role in the Corporate Treasury team (in Bangalore, India). I really didn't have an option as to which team I could interview with and this was the one I ended up interviewing with. The interviews have gone well and I'm hearing from internal folks that I...

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Citi Corporate Banking full time analyst

anewmonkey122

Hi, has anyone done interviews for Citi Corporate Banking FT 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? ...

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Valuation Control Analyst Exit Opportunities

aconcernedguy

Hi WSO, I have recently accepted a valuation control analyst position in a BB top three in CEE. I come from a non target university in Eastern Europe with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, and had an internship in a Big 4 in their Valuation/M&A practice but with very limited deal flow ...

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Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)

offerrescinded

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Lateral Switch from Audit to Investment Banking Feasibility?

Rafael Mendes

Hello good people of WSO, I'm currently in my third year of college with an internship at one of the Big 4's audit division for the upcoming summer. HOWEVER, I do not want to study for the CPA and reach the 150 credit requirement. My question is: Is it possible for me to do the audit internship ...

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Transparency with Headhunters

Frodo's Banging

Recently had an interview with a fairly well-known Enterprise VC. I received the interview through a traditional headhunter (e.g., Amity, Glocap, Oxbridge, etc.). This was my first interaction with a headhunter and wanted to make a good impression coming from a non-IB/MBB background. I'm not extre...

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Wells Fargo Sophomore Leaders Conference 2019

Brandon-M1

Has anyone heard back from Wells Fargo for the conference in March? I still haven't received a call....

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Perfection on Superday

futurebanker55

Would you say perfection is necessary to receive an offer? I know this can depend on a lot of things, but was hoping to hear some stories. Do you have to be perfect to get an investment banking offer? Getting every single question right will not land you the offer. The interview is about knowing...

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Finding an internship with a learning disability

Linda-Villars

Hello! I am a 4th year student at UC San Diego. It’s not a target school for finance, but it’s considered a very good school. I transferred to this university from community college. My major is International Business, and it incorporates all kinds of business classes, including accounting, fi...

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What are my options for a possible career change?

reaperd

I am not sure if this is the right forum topic but here goes. Background * I am a 26 year old software engineer at Bloomberg working within the trading systems group, making a good bit over $200k (80% base, 20% bonus) working 40-50 hours a week. To my understanding, this puts me comfortably at ...

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Any Advice On New Jersey?

Streetsweeper86

Hello Everyone, Accepting a new job in the Princeton area. Looking to stay in that general area. Any insight on the following places: 1. Princeton Junction 2. Lawrenceville 3. West/East Windsor Townships Just want a safe place to wind up. Any advice on where to go or where to avoid? Thank you! ...

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Quit my job to Join Goldman Sachs before bonus numbers, Should I expect GS to cover for my 2018 bonus?

WallStreetStandard

Hi, I quit my job in December to join Goldman Sachs... will GS pay me a bonus for 2018? Thanks... ...

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Which Email Should I Use When Applying for Jobs?

always-learning

I have been reaching out to people using my school email ([email protected]), which is the same email on my resume. But when actually applying for jobs online, I have been using my gmail. Is this discrepancy a problem? Should I just be using my school email instead? I have already applied i...

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Asking an alum for an internship

anonmises

Hey WSO community, I was recently networking with some alum (non-target) and got connected with a guy who founded his own HF. Granted, this HF is tiny but being from a non-target with roughly a 3.4 GPA has limited my opportunities for the upcoming summer. I'll be meeting up with him at his office ...

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A different kind of cold e-mail

helpmepleasethx

Yes, I realize there are many posts about cold emailing and I think I have the basics down, but this situation seems a little tricky... In Japan teaching (so completely unrelated to career goals), I applied a couple of weeks ago for a position with a major American company here and got an email bac...

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ILTS Program

brit1892

Has anyone heard of Invest like the Street before? If so, what are your opinions on it? I am interested in it, but it seems somewhat sketchy at times, and I would appreciate some input....

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Undergraduate Opportunities - Credit Funds

strungoutprebiz

For some background - graduated from a large state school in the Southeast and have worked at two credit funds that hire directly out of undergrad - one involved in private credit / directly originated leveraged loans to middle market companies and another investing in broadly syndicated loans / bon...

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VBA programming - Quant career Advice

Chrisbougias

Hi all, I am currently doing my MSc in Financial Mathematics at LSE and yesterday started a 1-month part-time internship in Quantifi (risk, analytics, and trading solution provider), at London office. The tasks I have to complete throughout my internship are mostly based on VBA programming and Exce...

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Best S&T Learning Opps

Eminis

I'd like to find a brokerage where I can really learn. I am not asking or expecting BB or anything of the like (although that would be nice). Out of college I worked at a small research firm until a business opportunity presented itself and I took it, but am now in the process of selling that compan...

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Good Responses to Biggest Weakness Questions

wallstwarrior19

I know that this is a common question. I just wanted to see everybody's opinion on what are good responses and what aren't. One of the answers that I have used before was that my weakness is my passion because I can become overly passionate about what I am doing, like pitching a certain stock, which...

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How does getting blacklisted from employment work?

TheBestMan

1. What does it take for someone to get blacklisted? 2. Who has the authority to blacklist someone? 3. How long does getting blacklisted last? 4. If you get blacklisted, does it mean that you won't get hired again only within the individual company OR you won't get hired again within the industry OR...

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Best Way to Keep Track of IB Applications

enshear

Whats up fellas, With the 2020 recruiting process already in process and about to be in full swing, what are some of the ways y'all are keeping track of your apps/each bank in excel? What important details about each company are you making sure to list? Thanks and best of luck to all! ...

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Sales Coordinator?

Jiggy95

Hi, I'm wondering if any of you know or heard of the position: Institutional Equities, Sales Coordinator. It looks like a lot of due diligence for traders. I have received an interview and was wondering what exactly this role entails. 1. Ever heard of it? 2. If so, what was your experience/knowle...

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What job would you recommend if I cannot get in IB?

mthomas711

Assuming I cannot get a job in IB, because I am not from a solid target, but still have solid ECs and a stellar gpa - what career path would you recommend? What entry level job would almost match what IB offers in terms of prestige, salary and opportunity?...

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Tear sheet presentation at interview?

Rjt121

I have an in-person interview at a BB for an analyst position on one of their business development teams. They have asked that I bring in a couple of my decks that are similar to a tear sheet on a fund offering or a deck with a business update for senior leadership. I read up on what a tear sheet ...

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Which Wsoasis course?

Distracted

Hi, i am preparing for july applications and wanted to know whether you would recommend the wsoasis courses or not, and if so, which one would be better (if you had to pick just one): the IB interview course or the financial modelling one? Ps, i suck at excel. Cheers!...

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Choosing between IB vs AM vs institutional sales: first ever internship

sinanova

Hello, I have the chance to choose between IB vs AM vs institutional sales for my first ever internship (freshman). I am most interested in AM and hope to get into that industry for my junior internship. The firms are all on the same level. Any advice on which one i should take? ...

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Dear Recent Grads/Interns

Shaun-Mullins

A friendly reminder: You are idiots. You are all idiots. You are not qualified for any serious financial position. You may watch CNBC. You may have played with a Bloomberg in your school’s “financial lab”. You may even have run money at a student fund. This is all totally irrelevant. This wil...

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Path To PE from LDPs

hooplah3414

Hello all, Over the past year, I interviewed for various consulting firms and corporate finance roles. During recruitment, I was able to secure offers from boutique consulting firms and some larger corporate positions. My original goal was to go MBB but was unable to get to second round. As a resu...

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Advice for my first job search

thomassullivan

I am graduating in May from U of Miami with a 2-year MBA specialized in Finance. The only formal work experience I have is an internship at Oxford Properties Group in Toronto, where I developed a plan for creating a captive insurance company to service unique risk exposure that was too expensive to ...

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Where to now?

Eminis

Haven't been on here in a while, but I keep up with the forum every now and then and have a lot of respect for the guidance you guys provide on a daily basis. I have had a very non traditional career path to say the least. I graduated from a pretty decent school (think T5 public) with a not so dece...

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Transfer Pricing in Big 4 or grad programme in bank?

gderapalino

I have two offers, one for the graduate programme in a big enough bank in Europe, paying well-ish and paying for my CFA, and one from a big 4 in the Transfer Pricing department, paying my CFA and my Tax exams, paying slightly less (being my first full time job, pay really does not matter). I'd pre...

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Didn't get ER SA Offer.

Macallan 25

Hello Monkeys, Recently had a superday for a well regarded MM bank for an SA ER Associate. They were hiring this late because they didn't get enough during the regular season. I thought the experience went well but I was left with my dick in my hand. I wanted to know if banks would still hire for s...

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Sending a physical cold letter?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious if I sent a few emails. Is it better to call or just Yolo and send a physical letter?. Is it better if it's someone older vs younger?...

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Financial Planning and Decision Internship at Fidelity

newbiedude1234

Currently a sophomore who was offered a Financial Planning and Decision Internship at Fidelity for the upcoming summer. I want to recruit for IB summer 2020 and have been preparing for the interviews for a couple months and was wondering how Fidelity would look on the resume? I have a good lead with...

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Market risk - self study possible?

marketriskjobs

I want to work in market risk. I am prepared to learn everything about it. Do companies give a chance to people who don't have a finance degree? ...

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Third Bridge - "Connections Analyst"

T. Brosevelt

Has anyone heard of this company or position? I've done some research and haven't came across much. They reached out a few days ago and I'm wondering if I should even set up an interview....

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Schools to transfer to with a 3.5 GPA?

idkwhyimadethisaccount

What is the best school that offers some of the best recrutiing for IBD jobs that I can get into with a 3.5? Is UCI really as bad as everyone here makes it seem? ...

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Double degree vs double major

Daniel12

Hey, this is my first post. I know double majoring is pretty normal in US (I think) but since I do not live in US there is no possibility for me to double major. However, I am currently doing my Master's in engineering and a Bachelor in business administration at the same time and I would really l...

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Standard Offer Terms? Associate level

[email protected]

(UK-based job). I've recently received a written offer to join an advisory firm at Associate level. It's not M&A (which I'm moving across from) but advising institutional investors (PE/hedge funds). I'm curious if some of the terms of my offer are unreasonable, namely: * 6 months probation perio...

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

DopeBoy14

I've been working for a year at a large investment bank as an analyst in M&A. 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. I'm no longer interested in work in investment banking or finance after this experience. I am...

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IB Elite Boutique Intern vs PE Intern

Sekoya

Dear WSO, I have the following offers and would like some advice in deciding between them. I am doing one more internship before joining an MBB (right afterwards). Main goal is to make my profile stand out if I was to jump to PE (after a few years). The offers are (both for 3-4 months): - IB (M&A)...

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Employer asks you if you’re interviewing elsewhere

Pocket_Rockets

What should one do if their employer point blank asks them if they are interviewing? Sometimes it’s easy for an employer to get suspicious by a couple untimely doctors appointments and such. Did anyone encounter this before? Is it considered distasteful to flat out lie? ...

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JP Morgan Global Finance & Business Management Intern vs Goldman Ops

Thelostmonkey

Happy Friday everyone!, Hope you are all excited about the weekend. I have received two offers so far from both JP and GS as the title indicates. I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice or insight on the programs and which would offer better opportunities in the future e.g, B School, or tr...

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Oh how I judge your CV

ThrowawayAccount1

So I recently secured my dream job and am now helping to recruit my replacement (associate level position at a small REPE firm). This means I'm the one screening CVs (in conjunction with my MD, but they agree generally with my assessments) and deciding who gets invited to an interview and who not. T...

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Feel like I'm going to be stuck in this job, what do I do?

GetOutOf_BO

Last May I graduated from a non-target state school. I majored in finance and economics, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.94 GPA. I didn't have many EC's as there weren't any finance or investing clubs, and got shot down twice when we tried to start one. In terms of work experience I did an...

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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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