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Avature online test

dennispouka

Hello, people. Just got an online test invitation by citi private bank. The test provider is supposed to be Avature. Do you have any tips about this type of test? I assume it is a new contractor of citi, since most people citi 'elements' as citi's test provider. I cannot find any information about a...

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HR schedule call after 2 months post intervew

Wokemandem

Received an email from HR 2 months after finishing super day. Didn't receive a email rejection since then, will this be a call rejection?...

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PwC Mgmt Consulting vs. Goldman Sachs PWM??

yabooo1234

Considering both PwC Mgmt Consulting (NYC) and GS PWM (Chicago) for summer internship in 2019. Anyone have any opinions, thoughts, insights into these roles? Interested to know anything about: -exit opps -pay -hours/lifestyle -firm/position prestige -any firsthand experience...

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No Summer Offers, What Now?

rnoodles

Junior at target school, 3.7 gpa, PE intern experience. Networked hard since beginning of summer, did a few super days for IB and S&T throughout the recruitment cycle. Have applied to practically every firm out there at this point, still no offers. What do I do now? I'm of course bummed about this...

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I have officially accepted a position at...posts

PEConsultant

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

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Anyone care to take a quick look at my resume?

Dobinhom

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 ending soo...

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Diversity Internships (particularly banking)

Anonymous Monkey

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LONDON - Canadian Bank capital markets FT or TMT M&A Boutique SA

Colonel Sanders

Ok so I am not sure what to do. I am a final year at UK target studying finance. I have a job offer paying above average at a Canadian Bank (Not RBC) in London for Capital Markets (SSA DCM) I like most of the team and the hours aren't too bad. I also have a SA at a TMT M&A boutique in London that ...

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Energy Finance Career Options

lone.ranger

I have got almost 10 years of oil and gas industry experience with 70% in international settings (engineering roles). I am going to join one of the M7 MBA programs (east coast) and looking to move in energy finance role after that. What are the career options available in energy finance? Who are the...

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Possible Recession?

ibdmaybe

I am currently an incoming 2019 summer analyst for a BB. Due to the cyclical nature of IB and news of a possible recession in the next 3-5 years, how worried should I be about the impact an economic downturn could have on me should I pursue a FT role in IB after the 2019 summer? What were the typic...

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Selby Jennings Headhunter Reviews

NuevoBanker

Does anybody have experience with this company? Is it reputable? I don't want my CV spread out all over different networks... Selby Jennings Headhunters Complaints Generally speaking, our users had negative things to say about this headhunting firm. A sample of their thoughts are shared below. [qu...

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Which offer to take? (UBS/DB/CS/Flow Trader/Two Sigma/Jump Trading)

Wanderful

I have knowledge in both trading and programming, hence, I applied to different roles. Which one of the options look the best to you (Just from the career progression and compensation perspective)? 1. UBS/DB/CS S&T internship (London) 2. prop shops: Flow Trader/IMC Trading Intern (Amsterdam) 3. Tw...

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Boutique IB internship or US Bank Commercial Real Estate Program?

lillyrod7895

Hi everyone! I recently got an offer to do an IB internship that would start in the spring with the option to continue through the summer. Yesterday, I got an offer from US Bank to participate in their Commercial Real Estate program with a decision needed by the end of the week. I am now debating if...

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Career advise: is it possible

MrFiat

Hello everyone, So I am here to ask your advice. I am 25 and working in Wholesale mortgage Banking. I stared as a loan officer out of college, and in 4 years have basically made it as high as is possible in the industry, barring a few positions at large wire firms. This industry isn't for me. ...

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Would You Take This Position?

FinancePilot

Monkeys, I am a senior in college and this company has asked me to replace their current treasurer/CFO. This position has a few job titles (treasurer, CFO, head of finance, controller), which are cool, but not too important to me. Basically I would be in charge of accounting/finance. Private company...

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Nine Months of Soul-Crushing Unemployment - Advice Needed

Phace

Hi all, About nine months ago, I was let go from my first post-grad position at a small RIA (a story that I shared here previously). I've since met up with my former boss a few times, and he confirmed that my position was eliminated - they haven't hired anyone in my place. That being said, my job s...

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Real Estate Internship Sophomore Summer--> IB?

non target jared vennett

I was wondering what internships are I should be pursuing this summer with the hopes of eventually landing an IB internship next summer. I have struck out on a number of smaller banks with informal programs already, and at this point it is getting pretty late in terms of landing an IB internship at ...

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Main Post Partners Analyst Job Posting

hdittman

Main Post Partners, a consumer-focused growth equity firm, is seeking an Analyst to join its investment team in early 2019. Firm Overview Main Post Partners is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with deep experience investing in growth companies across the consumer value chain. In November ...

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Trafigura Background check

ParisCommodity

How thorough is their back ground check, if it exists ? On my Linked-In profile, it says that I did a 4 months long internship when in reality it was only 2 and now they called me to apply to the international trader program. I really didn't mean to lie on my profile, even though it looks like I di...

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Following up 3 times vs 2 times?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious if it was ok to follow up three times vs 2 times to someone who hasn't replied to my past two emails. I know that the end of the year is a busy time so I'd rather just send another email as a reminder 2-3 weeks after my second one was not replied to. Is this alright?...

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Moving from Commercial Real Estate to the corporate side (Valuations)

Forex Swings

Hi all, A little background on me, I worked in Investment Research (macro research on discretionary portfolios) for a large PWM firm for a little over a year after interning there as well. I made the switch to CRE for asset level exposure. I work for a large brokerage now in the Valuation and Advi...

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M&A TMT Dubai or Singapore

bollocks

We are seeking candidates for Analyst and Associate positions to join Delta Partners, a global leader within the Telecoms, Media & Tech (TMT) advisory space, in our Dubai or Singapore office. We offer a unique opportunity where we combine deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in managem...

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Commercial Banking to Finance Tech

Rpain92

Alright, I need some advice, recruiters, bankers, commercial real estate and tech world folks. I have come to a crossroads in my career. I received a finance degree in 2013, hired right out of school to work for a commercial real estate lender. I was there for about 5 years and recently moved to a...

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What is your experience or knowledge with valuation certifications? (APV, CVA, etc.)

Neutrino_CFO

How often do you guys in IB, CF, RE, and all the other related industries come across those with valuation certifications? Do you find it to be highly regarded in the industry? In what capacity are those who have valuation type certifications used? Do you have one of these designations yourself? If ...

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Software developer -> quant dev

vegaincawso

Hi, Just a little background about myself: I did my undergrad in engineering and has been working at a fintech company for about two years. My role is web application development so it is not completely relevant. I would like to become a quant developer but feel like I am lacking the financial backg...

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Commercial banking to Fintech sales

Rpain92

Alright, I need some advice, recruiters, bankers, commercial real estate and tech world folks. I have come to a crossroads in my career. I received a finance degree in 2013, hired right out of school to work for a commercial real estate lender. I was there for about 5 years and recently moved to a ...

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Getting through the lows

AmbitiousAndy

I'm 0/3 on interviews in banking and for at least 2 of them I really felt like they went well and I had a shot. I'm from a non-target and I would gratefully work at any tier of firm. Has anyone experienced a similar situation? How did you get through it?...

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Starting MBA next fall with 2 years FT experience, chance at PE?

bcrew13

Currently work at F-500 bank in the USA, but accepted to move to my SO in EU and get my MBA at a T-15 school. How much of a disadvantage will it be for me post-MBA? The school is an accelerated program, so only one year without internship opportunity. It is possible to transfer for a trimester to an...

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Citi, RBC or Nomura S&T Internship?

jordansc121

Hi all, could really use some help. I currently have 3 offers for S&T summer internships from Citi, RBC and Nomura for London. I've signed RBC (got the offer a couple weeks back) but have just got the Citi and Nomura contracts. My friends have been telling me to go with Citi (since it's a BB, and t...

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Treasury Risk Management Interview

aqua0101

Hi guys. I have an interview for the position of Structured Credit Analyst position within the treasury group of a big bank. The role basically comprises of risk management of structured securities. I was wondering if someone interviewed for a similar position and can share some tips on the intervie...

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Hospitality to investment banking

C to the K

Dear all, So born and raised in a third world country (Middle East) family owns a restaurant franchise across 5 countries around 13 locations. I ended up deciding to go to Switzerland for my undergrad top 3 hospitality schools, fast forward after graduation went to work for the family got immediate...

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I want to get into Private Equity and am looking for oppoertunities

MWTM1

I am an undergraduate Senior at Babson College graduating with a BS in Business Administration in May 2019. I am very serious about having a career in Private Equity and would like the opportunity to work in that space once I graduate. I do not have much corporate experience in the Finance sector bu...

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Trying to Delete

turgeon

delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete....

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Young Individual... Don't know what to do in life?

PatrickBatemannn

I graduated from undergrad with a finance and economics degree in 2016. I have two years of experience as a financial analyst for a small real estate company, and 2 years of experience at a FCM as a Credit Analyst II. At this time I don't know what I want to do in life or where I want to go next. ...

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Headhunters DC Area

FP_MA

Does anybody know of any headhunters located in the DC area that place for investment banking or PE roles?...

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Probably violated firm NDA, worried about reference checks finding something. Will they?

problemquestion

I'm a little panicked here. I left a boutique RE firm a while ago on the east coast on decent terms. After leaving, I used a work sample I created partially on firm time to network. I got an offer from a midsize firm a couple of weeks ago, but the firm I'm getting an offer with saw the work sample a...

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Junior Year Advice (Original Summer Plan Cancelled)

jfinneg9

Hello all, I am a junior at a strong non-target. I was supposed to be going abroad to Shanghai this summer, but something happened with the Visas in our program where the whole thing is being wiped. I am now nervous for what I will be doing next summer, as when I go to full-time recruiting this may...

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Silicon Valley Bank Superday - Associate Development Program

FinanceFern

Reaching out to anyone with knowledge about Silicon Valley Bank. I have a superday for the ADP program next week and was wondering if anyone has any helpful tips on what they look for (culture, experience, career goals). I go to non-target state school so I am very hopeful to land an offer! Backg...

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Level III Candidate CFA

Hank4321

Hi all, I was wondering what types of roles a level III candidate could be in good running for. I currently work at a bank in back office finance and would like to move into a corporate banking/debt capital markets type role. ...

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Worst conduct you've seen from an interviewer

Undercover meme

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

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Experience with getting into IB boutiques?

Flexbit

Hey guys, so Im a junior at a target (ivy) trying to land a boutique IB position for this upcoming semester. I've decided to take a semester off to get relevant experience because I have no prior finance experience (outside my extracurriculars). I just had a couple questions on the best way you guys...

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Jump to finance industry from law firm as paralegal

dotdotdotdot

Hi Guys, I just graduated from western coast college, non-targeted school and had my full-time as a paralegal in NY law firm, top-tier. Now I am looking for analyst in the finance industry. Considering I do not have any finance experience(but I had the intern experience in Security and Commercial b...

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Does it make sense to move to MM IB senior analyst role after 3yrs Big 4 & 2-3 yrs Corporate?

moneytrail

Hi guys Have been offered opportunity to interview for an MM IB as senior analyst and wondering whether to take the opportunity. It's a North American MM player with name recognition and good deal flow in UK (volume wise alongside Top10 accountant firms but not big value wise). The pay is around ...

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Got an offer for the summer but feels very strange. Need advice/assurance?

lakebeachadvisors

I've been grinding for almost 3/4ths of a year now trying to find an internship and yesterday got an offer from a very good asset manager for the summer through email. I was super happy, but what sketches me out is that they didn't interview me - I did one of those Hirevue type things, a personality...

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Non-traditional candidates to PE - how to gain credibility in front of head hunters?

CU04

Hi guys: I came from an investing background but in a different geographic region and not a IB+PE 2+2, however, i do have deal experience....I have connected with a few headhunters for PE recruiting, but it's been difficult to get their time as I perhaps don't come off as a "safe candidate" for the...

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JP Morgan Legal Salary

Maitai202

Hi! I’m new here and felt this was the last place I could obtain information (hopefully). I’ve done searches on the web, but can’t seem to get an accurate figure. Does anyone know what the going salary for a Paralegal II would be with JP Morgan Chase? I accepted a job offer just a few days ag...

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Already followed up after interview, do I dare follow up again?

jeanpaulvalley

Had the interview, and was told by one of the associates I met with that follow ups are encouraged. So, exactly one week after the interview I sent an email to the partner I interviewed with. He replied within twenty minutes and said he would let me know one way or the other in the next week. That "...

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Got an offer contingent on reference checks - worried about reference checks

problemquestion

Recently got an internship at a mid size firm, but exaggerated some bullet points on my resume and only have ok relationships with most of my previous bosses. What worries me most is that I also used a work sample I worked on in part at my previous internship and sent that to the firm now hiring m...

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Breaking into high finance internships as an engineer/msf?

shakeandbake1017

Hey! I've had some bad luck breaking into high finance internships and was hoping for some advice. I'm graduating this year with bachelors in electrical & comp eng (3.1), and a ms finance next year (3.2) from a large state school ranked T10 for both programs. As I apply to high finance jobs (inve...

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Interview question on bond

khapajay

Hello, I recently gave interview for HY Credit trading profile. After 5 rounds of interviews in 6th round, I was grilled a lot on comparing bonds from different sectors. I was asked to compare high yield bonds of same coupon, maturity and size belonging to companies in construction, TMT, F&B and en...

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Entry level jobs (no finance work exp/non-target/bad gpa/off-cycle)

freydo

I'm graduating this month from a non-target with no finance work experience (only an IT/data analytics internship), a bad GPA, no real network (i've reached out to maybe 10 alumni, but no dice yet and feels awkward). I'm well aware this isn't an ideal situation to be in. I've applied to ~125 jobs ...

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3rd year IBD BB Analyst - no clue what I want to do

actiblue41

Hi monkeys, Quick background: - top MSc degree (finance/accounting) in UK - 3rd analyst in European BB in London (sector coverage) - Considering buy-side opps - Getting contacted for loads of stuff (blue chip PE, SWF, Canadian Funds, MM PE, hedge funds, etc.) - Have gone through some processes but ...

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Moving from Credit Research at BB in London to Frankfurt

Prodo

Hi WSO community, I currently work in credit research in London at a BB and will likely move to Frankfurt next year (am native German). Just as a background: after uni in the US (non-core, but top 20-ish), I started at the same BB in the US in Wealth Management (WM), moved to London and continued w...

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Graduating in a couple of weeks with no experience

financethrowaway2018

I'm struggling quite a bit to create a job search strategy and would seriously appreciate any guidance that I can get. I'm a student graduating this month from an absolutely non-target state university in California, with a grade point average in the 3 to 3.5 range. I've never held a job, nor have h...

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Job search - two options and better chance of eventual PE exit opportunities

wabo22

I have ~3 years of work experience and have the goal of ideally breaking into PE in direct investments eventually. I currently have two possibilities to choose from for a next career move, and was wondering which may give me the better possibility of achieving my long-term goal. The first is an i...

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Is this JPM job back office?

ebitdagod

JP Morgan - Rates Trading Support Analyst Job Description J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic student for a Rates ...

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Moving to FO client execution from COO -Too Old to move? Advice needed.

Lockwood

Hi All, Would welcome some advice, I'm 30. Got and MBA from an ok school (MBA finished as Brexit hit so had to take a non ideal job), got CFA level 1 and working towards June 2019. My current job is Front Office COO group. I'm VP level. I've done this in both IBD and S&T for some decent firms ...

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Interviewing when you just accepted an offer

Leverup13

Shortly after accepting an offer, I was called in for an interview for a better position. As I go in for the interview, would it be best to be transparent with the interviewers and display that I have accepted an offer? Or would it be best to act as if I was still working at the old job. *Both the...

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Asking for a Network/Reference during an Internship

NeverOutOfTheFight

Hello, I have been interning at a VC for the past few months and wanted to know when/how should I ask for references/contacts that can possibly land me another internship/job down the line. The firm is relatively new and they have told me that they are not looking to hire due to size/budget. Most p...

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Stepping out for interviews

maddy.ap

Without going into too many specifics, my boss is really nasty with time off. He is really the kind of person who isn't even ok with sick leave. I want to find time to actually go for interviews, but don't know what is the best way to step out in such a situation? Any advice?...

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Investment Banking Cover Letters... How I heard about the firm.....

quartermile

Most templates or advice articles I have read online all emphasize the importance of opening up your cover letter explaining how you came across the firm, and how that drove you to apply for a role there. This works very well when applying to boutique shops that you wouldn't have been expected to h...

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GS Background Check HELP resume or online app?

ssbigdoll

Anyone who can describe the background check process in Goldman Sachs? I have got an offer from a middle office and now is in the process of background check. I realized that I put the correct GPA in the online application, but the one on the resume is not my real GPA. Will the background check com...

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wrong forum i guess

bigbootyprincess

wrong forum i guess wrong forum i guess wrong forum i guess wrong forum i guess wrong forum i guess wrong forum i guess...

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Is Accelerated Recruiting Over?

GingerGuy

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs both [collectively announced](https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/27/goldman-sachs-jp-morgan-changing-internship-recruiting-timeline-college-sophomores) that they would be ceasing offering sophomore students internships their junior year. How will this impact the...

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Not getting anywhere with bigger shops that I want an off-cycle at, should I just cold call/go in person?

John-Jacobs1

To preface, I am currently networking. Contacted around 100+ people at larger banks, bigger firms etc. Currently doing an off cycle at a boutique IB as well. The thing is, I know these larger PE/HF/IB firms give out off cycle internships. I want to do as much as I can and I reached out to alum at th...

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Has anyone ever had to release there dmv records to their employer?

MonkeyGorilla84

I have not seen a post or comment about this. I would like to know whether or not my driving record will be of interest to a BB or Boutique. ...

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Lied on Resume about GPA for Summer Internship - What to do?

GPA_Throwaway

Hello, As you can see, I've been a bit dishonest about my on my resume. I'd heard that most firms don't check it or, if they do, request an unofficial copy. However, this firm is asking that I waive my rights and let a third-party background checker do the job. This means that they can access m...

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What to send to company's that have "send your resume to x email we'd love to hear from you"

abc1324

What do you include in the email? If they don't have a careers page with open positions to apply to, should I send my resume along with what I'm interested in pursuing (internship, part-time position to learn, full-time)?...

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Lying about networking

Det. Donald Kimball

Hi guys, I have a BB phone interview in London coming up next week but they rejected me for all their networking events. Now I need a good reason for 'Why this Bank'. Can I get away with lying about going to their events and meeting them?...

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Leaving a bank immediately for a better offer? Need advice

Leverup13

Hi all-- I recently graduated from a non-target and have just resigned from my first job which was pretty much a placeholder at a PWM shop for 6 months. Through networking and passing CFA Level I senior year I got an offer from a local boutique bank which I have obviously accepted and am scheduled ...

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UBS Background Check Issue

Jared-Waldrup

I have been offered a part-time job at UBS during school next semester. My boss is great and very laid back. He informed me that even though I have the job, i still have to fill out the mandatory application and go through a background check. Problem is, I was arrested over 2.5 years ago for a class...

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Internship: F100 Telecom Corp Dev or Venture Capital

NorthernAmerican

I am a sophomore at a semi-target deciding between two internship offers for next summer. I have previous internship experience in FP&A at the company in (1). 1. Corporate development (M&A) role at an F100 telecom company 2. Early-stage (Seed, Series A) venture capital fund focusing on TMT investm...

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Is it weird to follow up after 1 month if I followed up after 1 week with no response?

John-Jacobs1

Just was curious if it would be appropriate to follow up after my follow up had no response. Was curious if this was acceptable as I don't want too seem annoying. So email (no reply) > follow up after 1 week (no reply) > follow up after 1 month (?), would this be fine?...

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Working in consumer risk management, want to move to corporate banking

TheMalevolence

I’m currently working in risk management on the consumer side of a large bank with a prominent commercial/corporate/IB side. Very early in my career; I just started. Looking for advice on how to pivot from consumer risk management into RM on the corporate side, any tips on networking, and maybe ...

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any advice for someone about to interview at Goldman?

capital009

I have an in person interview at Goldman. any advice?! its an in person. any info or advice greatly appreciated...

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PWM with small firm or Internal audit with large company

uselessundergrad

Hello, Im a 1st year at a very non-target school (Big 10). I've been cold-emailing hard and had good results. I'm down to two final interviews for internship positions. And if these don't work out I'm just gonna wait tables and have fun all summer lmao One is for a small Private Wealth Management...

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Can someone share some insights about the hiring process at those big financial service firms?

GoneWithThe_Wind

Had an onsite interview more than a week ago and have not heard back (was told two more rounds to come). I was told I was one of those early candidates interviewed and would expect to hear back in 2 weeks. It took them a day from phone interview to on-site and a week seemed like a long time. I wa...

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Which gig? Healthcare Real Estate vs. HealthTech Incubator

TBD123

Trying to decide between two offers: - Healthcare Real Estate Fund ($175k + $10k signing + bonus + Manager title) - Hybrid PM/IR role. Investor base is institutions + physicians. Tremendous growth. Culture seems a little hokey... - HealthTech Virtual Incubator ($165k + $15k signing + bonus + VP t...

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UIC good enough?

The606

Hey everybody, how screwed would I be trying to put my foot in the door as an Analyst or Consultant with an undergrad in IDS or Finance From UIC ? Will transferring to Depaul help me out at all? Northwestern and Uchicago are out of the equation and how can I prep for this ? I'm currently a freshman ...

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Tier 2 Asset Manager vs AQR

Betterave_Ldn

I am 29 years old and I work at a tier2 Asset Manager (with around $400 billion AUM) as a Business Development Analyst (18 months on the job). It took me some time to decide that I wanted to work in Finance, hence my age. I have an offer at AQR Capital Management for a Business Development analyst...

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Is it normal to feel stressed after taking an offer at a BB

biscuitsandgravery

Does anyone else feel pressured after they accept an offer? like wondering if they really are good enough? idk whats brigning on this lack of confidence ever since i accepted an offer at a BB...

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Meeting invite to "Discuss Next Steps"

Tharun27

passed interview with director, then 2nd interview with VP, followed up via email. got a meeting invite to "discuss the next steps" from the director for next Monday. is this positive? or something possible saying I didn't get the job?...

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How do I begin with reaching out for coffee?

ihatetumblrkids

Hey everyone, So I'm a junior year student at a pretty well regarded university in New York, and I have been feeling extremely stressed for the last several months regarding my approaches to get any experience. I have a 3.1 GPA after my sophomore transfer reset because I was regularly working aroun...

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Applying for Internships with Possession of Marijuana Charge

brandon50112

I am currently a Junior persuing a degree in finance. I also am currently applying to different investment banks for a summer internship. About 3 years ago when I was a freshman I got caught with a little bit of marijuana and was charged with possession of marijuana. I went through a pretrial divers...

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Where to from here?

@MM35

Long time lurker and grateful for a lot of what I've learned through this community. So, firstly, thank you! About me - 1. Recently moved to NYC - 28 years old 2. CPA with 8 years of assurance experience in the asset management industry across the U.S., Asia and Australia at a Big 4 3. CFA Level 1...

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Interview style and format of Xecced

James-Rutley

Hi, I've an interview coming up with Xecced for an analyst position in the firm's venture capital arm Xecced Ventures; hence, hoped someone would be kind enough to share information on the style and format of interviews at the firm? Thanks......

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Put "on hold" for Citi S&T Superday - is there anything I can do?

Peter-Kang

I had a pretty decent phone interview with Citi two weeks ago and just got an email today that I am "on hold" ie waitlisted for Superday. I've already followed up with my interviewer, is there anything I can do to improve my chances/move up the waitlist or is it completely out of my hands? What ar...

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Moved internally from big 4 audit to consulting

Indigonation

Hello everyone I recently moved internally from big4 audit to consulting (S&O) practise post qualification. I realised that there isnt much on the web in terms of how big 4 auditors can break into consulting which sucks so I am opening up this forum to help my fellow bean counters. Ask Me Anything....

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Sophomore internship tough situation

itsdatboi6

Sophomore semi-target. Midwest. Freshman summer did PWM. For this sophomore summer I have a couple interviews over break with F500 companies for corporate finance internships. These would take place in my hometown. A family friend lives in SoCal and wants me to go intern with him at his equipment fi...

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Switch into Government?

ProjectGTFO

Has anyone ever thought about making a switch from finance into government? I'm thinking IB / PE into something like Treasury or OMB? Clearly this happens at the senior levels of government (Hank Paulson, Steve Mnuchin Antonio Weiss, etc.) which are through appointment, but has it happened in lower ...

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PB/PWM - Moving from small, bespoke firm to a BB.

JJHamilton917

I have been working in a small PWM firm (focusing on equity/portfolio advice) for 2 years following a stint in the FX industry (again for 2). So far been running a small book (35m) in assets but have been offered a role at a BB for PB and inheriting a book of the same size. Role will be one step u...

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Breaking into Wall Street as an Older Student

SFGiants1992

Hello everyone— I wanted to get the community’s feedback on breaking into investment banking as an older student. After leaving college 5 years ago (and a whole lot of hard work), I am returning to school (at a target) in Spring 2019. I am interested in trying to break into investment banking as...

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Post MBA Career Advice

fds

Hi, I am looking for some thoughts on what my next career move should be. I have a detailed background below. But I am 3 years out of MBA. have a background in consulting and FP&A with some M&A exposure. Ideal for me would be corporate development or a small PE shop but not sure how realistic that ...

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Macquarie Cap Pyschometric test

nickleeson

MacCap Pyschometric test. Do only people that make it past the first round phone interview have to take this test? The person I spoke with made it seem like everyone who interviewed for the first round has to take it. ...

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GS HK Securities SA After-Superday e-mail

markkim92

Hi guys, I am already done with my superday on 11/25 and got this e-mail last Thursday and don't have a clue about what to do right now. "Thank you for recently attneding final round interviews with Goldman Sachs Securities Division in Hong Kong. At this stage your application is on hold pending ...

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Internal Networking - dos and donts

jacuzzienthusiast

Hi all - i'm in a relatively large financial services company and want to start getting to know other departments in the firm. Have a few questions in terms of networking: Should I start out by reaching out to analyst-level colleagues or do I start at associate/VP? Would it be inappropriate to ask ...

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In my early 30s with no direction

davidsmith62

I wanted to reach out to this community to possibly help me get better situated with my current position. I am so lost at this point and would really appreciate some feedback from the more successful individuals from this community. I have recently discovered the WSO website and it has been a great ...

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Recently moved to London and need advice on landing a job

Tortoise20

Hello everyone, I need your advice on landing a job in London. I have over a decade of IB experience (M&A and ECM) and was last a DIrector in one of the specialist European Banks based out of India. My wife, who works with a tech company was asked to relocate to London and hence I had to move as we...

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