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So What Now? (Job Search Advice Needed)

Opalais

Hi, everyone. I'm not exactly sure what I need to be doing for my job search. For context, here are highlights of my resume: 1) Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in three years in May in top 10% at off-target business school in North Carolina (econ major, 3.43 major GPA, accounting and financ...

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Delay replying to offer

ffffml

Hi, I’m an international student and a rising junior in college in nyc. In the last couple of months, I applied and interviewed at some funds for a fall internship. Recently received an offer from a family office that I had applied to. They have asked me to reply with some info so they can proceed...

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EY Capital Debt Advisory or S&P Rating

zarrodie

Hi All, need advise between these two. Pay at similar level but more curious which one has better exit op? ...

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Career Move: Large Bank to Small Bank, Yes or No?

82amsh

Hi everyone, I have a career choice that I need to make regarding a job offer and need Boneheads wisdom especially those who work/worked at financial institutions. Currently I work at one of the top 5 largest banks in the U.S. (by assets). My role is related to Compliance and Risk Management. I lov...

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How to Go About an Important Meeting

Ivan Boesky

Hi WSO! I have a meeting with a CEO of a large and well known investment fund and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how I can make the most of this opportunity. I am 18 and have no industry experience other than managing my own account for 6 months. I would appreciate any tips! Thanks!...

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Indicating keen interest in only one team in cover letters

robertbrown123

As the subject suggests, I'm curious about how people feel about indicating a strong interest in a specific team in cover letters. In my case, I'm more interested in product groups than coverage groups, with a particular interest in Leveraged Finance. I've networked heavily in the division, and wi...

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EY Capital & Debt Advisory or S&P Rating

zarrodie

Hi All, need advise between these two. Pay at similar level but more curious which one has better exit op? ...

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Online Education

Nicholasdebella1990

Greetings all, I have a quick question, I am interested in furthering my education and would like to know what everyone thinks on Southern New Hampshire University? I have done the traditional brick and mortar schooling but have not finished. I have about 5 years accounting experience at my previo...

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Recent Graduate - Best next steps for this situation?

whatsapitchbook

Dear Wallstreet Oasis, I joined really late to the party and I'm facing a huge uphill battle to break into investment banking. I'm about to graduate from a Canadian semi-target university with a business/finance degree and my goal is to break into Canadian MM IB or something along the lines of th...

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Anyone interviewed for Macquarie CAF Analyst role?

Mr Hank Scorpio

I have an in-person interview with a senior manager at Macquaire Corporate and Asset Finance tomorrow for an analyst position. Was wondering if anyone had experience interviewing for this particular group. I'm most interested in knowing what sort of questions I should expect to be asked. Was conta...

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Credit Rating Agency from Bulge Bracket Credit Risk Reporting

sadsoul90

I am currently a Jr. Associate at a Bulge Bracket in a Risk Reporting role, the role is not what I am looking to do - I have passed Level 2 of the CFA exam (potentially L3 as well, waiting for score) and want to do something more analytical related to credit/finance. Thinking about a role in ratings...

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When does persistence start looking like desperation...

a5hleybmw

to potential IB/ Head of trading employers? Feel free to share any successes or failures of your experiences. ...

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After initially connecting, how have you kept the conversation going?

Personperson

Over the last few months, I've reached out to a lot of the people in my school's finance alumni network. Now that I've made some initial connections and spoke to some people over the phone, how should I keep the conversation going and leverage those connections into interviews and potential offers?...

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AMA: Multiple Non-Core Colleges > BB > All Over (Mega Fund / MM / Elite Botique)

ElBeElSimpson

So I never even planned on going to college (much less graduating and working in an office or on Wall Street), but I got an athletic scholarship and wanted to keep playing for a few more years. The plan was to finish sports and then enlist in the military. Welp after a decently serious accident, I...

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Investment Banking mergers and Acquisitions

noahedward.leshan

I want to break into M&A through the Investment Banking track. What is some advice for obtaining such a position?...

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**Retail Trader & Student looking for a bank to trade Currencies

Noah-Delgadillo

Hello, I came to WSO because I am at my wits end here looking for a big bank that trades currencies. I am currently an Economics student at Arizona State University and expect to graduate in 2020. Since HS I have been actively trading currencies in my free time. I interned for a boutique firm called...

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Why is an athletic background so prized?

Port Ricky

When I was around 10 years old or so I realized that (1) having money was much prefferrable to not having money and (2) the best way (so I thought) to get money was to go work on Wall St. I never had any interest in chasing some fucking ball around. Why? Is there money inside the ball? I just wa...

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Got an email saying I was "referred to Bank of America", but I already submitted my apps

yeryeryer

So, I'm a rising junior at a non-target and have been networking my ass off. I got in contact with an MD on the trading floor at baml and they essentially told me they'd recommend me to their team. After seeing this, I submitted my app within 2 days. The problem here, however, is I submitted all ...

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School Career Center Application Questions

Long_ROPE

Hey Y'all, Came across this a little while ago and haven't found an answer yet so I figured i'd take a shot and ask here: if I apply to a bank on my school's career center website, do I also need to apply to the same bank through their own website? If any of you guys have dealt with this please le...

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My Four Year Plan

Bubbadude

I am currently in the process of laying out my college career. I recently decided to pursue investment banking, and when I began the application process for SA 2019 I realized it was far too late. I did apply to all the BB’s and top tier MM’s, however I realize with my 0 networking and non-targe...

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Need guidance on career path - FP&A - IB?

thatfinanceguy

I cleared my CPA (took a fair bit of time), interned for 3 years at a mid-size firm. Did audits there. Wanted to get into an IB. Areas of interest are capital raising, valuations, forecasting, DD, M&A, fund raising, analyst roles at PEs/VCs, Transaction Advisory, Deal Advisory and other similar area...

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Jobs for December graduates

abcdmonkey

Hey everyone, I am a rising senior at a top 25 school with just one more semester left. I'm working as a financial analyst in corporate finance, and was wondering what types of jobs I can apply for that recruit aug/sept time for a position starting in winter- jan/feb If anyone knows about this, or...

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Can you apply for internship if you are an analyst

ikso14

Hi, I just completed a 5-month IB (M&A) internship and got offered to continue as a full-time analyst, starting in fall of 2018. I recently completed my bachelor degree and would like to work during the upcoming semester and apply for a masters program abroad (in other words, keep a 1-year break ...

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Project Finance @ Boutique vs BB MO Finance

Leeeeemmmmm

I'm currently finishing my second year on a MO Finance Grad scheme at a tier 1 IB (GS/JP/MS), and I have recently received an offer for a Project Finance role at a small boutique ( FO jump internally after finishing the grad scheme? ...

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GS early application Hirevue carried to regular application?

halcyon0225

Hello, I noticed that GS SA Hirevues are usually inclusive of all divisions that you've applied to, i.e. you are only given one Hirevue for the entire recruiting season, and for example, even if the Hirvue came from S&T, your response will be saved and evaluated by IMD should they want to move you ...

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Summer 2019 Freshman Internship?

targetpreschoolalum

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Deciding my next step in my career (NYU Stern alum)

ExploreMore

Hello WSO community, I am writing on this forum to open up a little bit and maybe seek some clarity. If you look at my education and background, you can see that my background speaks strongly to a career in finance as far as my undergraduate business school degree goes (NYU Stern, Finance and Inter...

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AMA: Non-target sub 3.0 GPA -> VC, M&A, PE internships

omegalul

Hi guys, long-time lurker here. Recently signed up to contribute to the community - a lot of the information I've read contributed a lot to my success in finding internships. The title pretty much says it all: went to a non-target university, had terrible grades, but still ended up doing internshi...

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What is the best way/time to ask for an offer extension

de_gaulle

Currently received a IBD SA offer from a BB bank (UBS/Citi/CS/Barclays) which explodes in 2 weeks, but I also currently have good connections at some top tier BBs (MS/GS) and think that I can likely get at least a 1st round interview in August. But I also heard that they have superdays in late Augus...

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Decent HF Internship to Banking. How to position myself (and my resume) to land FT interviews?

mjkbang333

I am a rising senior at target school. I am finishing up my internship this summer at a hedge fund and loved the experience. Unfortunately a return offer is not an option here, and I need to start recruiting for FT positions. I will be applying to almost everything to increase odds of being employed...

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Requesting Advise on a career path for a finance fresh graduate

A-FRESH-GRADUATE

Well I have just completed my studies in BBA (hons) B&F and currently still looking for a job. I have a high interest in a finance/investment position which allows me to interact with clients or investors more frequently and not a position that have no connection whatsoever with the outside world. I...

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Cold Email Redirected

simba4132

has anyone tried to email a senior individual and was redirected to analyst, in my case i emailed a VP ( he did not respond), the same day an analyst from that bank reached out to connect with me. ive also applied to the bank so Im wondering whether this could be a first round or just the VP telling...

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Boutique Firm in Singapore or BO in Toronto?

peterwalker001

Hello, I’m pretty new here and I need a career advice. I am 26M Canadian. I am stuck in a situation where I have to choose my decision. Bit of my profile here, I graduated from one of three big schools in Canada (UBC/UofT/McGill) and currently working for a foreign bank BO in Toronto. I received...

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SA Recruiting for SF vs NY vs London

SFNYCguy

Hey all, I would love to know the differences between SA recruiting for a position in NY vs in SF vs in London. I am an undergrad in NY and will begin recruiting soon. How exactly do you recruit for a specific location? Is it easier to recruit for SF and London positions than for NY positions? Than...

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Banking Recruiting Timeline (Not IB)

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

I have applied to several programs within BBs but did not apply to many IBD SA 2019 positions. I mostly applied to Equity Research, Fixed Income, Risk Management, and other research programs. My question is what is the timeline regarding these positions? I have applied and been applying to these pos...

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Bain Capital Ops Role vs. Going back to school for MsF

Armadapk

Hi all. I was recently presented with the opportunity to interview for a Portfolio Ops Associate role in Bain Capital's credit group. Prior to this, I was dead-set on returning to school for an MsF because I'm from a non-target and all of my work experience is in ops roles. Does anyone here have exp...

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How did you get your first/meaningful finance internship/job?

Hankle

Hello all, Curious to see how other users got their job/internship. What job, what position, what stood out to the employer, and how did you get it? What was it in the resume &/or cover letter that got you the job? There are a lot of people that network their way into it, some used staffing agency...

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Is it possible to get an internship post graduation?

Jeng212

I graduated with an engineering degree last summer and I am working in a commercial role for an O&G company but wish to move into finance (preferably buy side). I know this is obviously very difficult and I am thinking about taking an MSc finance course at a top business school next year once I have...

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Finance internships in spring?

keerthana-kola

Can anyone advice or suggest any companies that offer internship opportunities in spring for finance (not targeting anything specific)? I need one for the spring How do I secure one? any input is appreciated! Thanks!...

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Anyone heard or have worked in this company? and why do they operate like that?

A-FRESH-GRADUATE

So.. I am a fresh graduate who just applied for a derivative/junior trader in ** Fortitude Fund Management Pte Ltd** and they have offered my an interview. After that i have made some research on this company and i found out that the details and info of this company is quite limited. I head on to so...

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Applying for Sophomore Summer 2019 Internship

arceno

For whatever reason, I thought I had more time to apply for an internship for next summer, but I'm realizing that I've definitely put this whole process off too long at this point. I'm a rising sophomore at a top target school with a 3.92 GPA, a member of the most selective investment club in my sch...

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What entry level job is best for becoming a quant.

Streamlineninja

I know which degrees are best for becoming a quant and that you need a masters degree to get most of the jobs, but there is very little information about what job you should be working if you want to do your masters part-time. That's why I thought I'd ask the question here. ...

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Is there a list of all firms that offer internship opportunities in the Bay Area?

travybel

Hey guys I decided to just cold call/ email some firms asking them about internship opportunities for next summer and was wondering if anyone had a link or a list to these firms. They don't have to be the biggest firms, I will appreciate even the smaller ones. Thanks!...

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Which Job search sites are the most popular for finance?

Dobinhom

Greetings all, What are the most popular job search sites for finance? I have been using indeed and glassdoor mostly but I feel like there is something I am missing. Thanks a lot. ...

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Career Path KYC/AML/CDD/Compliance Officer

A-FRESH-GRADUATE

I am a fresh graduate which I have completed my banking and finance studies. As i scroll through the jobs offered by various companies, I found out there are positions such as AML/KYC/compliance officer/CDD analyst. Can someone help and explain what are the differences between theses jobs and how ...

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Chances of breaking into Banking?

Underdog1995

**A little background on myself: ** Graduated with a bachelors in Finance in December of 2017. Had no banking internships throughout my undergrad years as my school wasn't a target IB school (Even though I had a 3.86 GPA). After graduating I managed to land myself a spring internship at a boutique b...

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Networking with former interviewers

fin101

Hey everyone, Is it okay to network with former interviewers at companies/positions you got dinged at? What are we supposed to say to build the relationship, should we continue to show interest in the same role that we interviewed for and hope that they would select us for an interview during the ...

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HYP Student in Need of Advice

Rovert3758

Hello all! I'm in an odd situation. Graduated from Princeton this year with 3.72. Decided to take year off to study for LSAT, hopefully break 168+, and apply to T14. However, I'm not sure that I'll hit that target by then. I interned at a small ibank last summer with the hopes of breaking into a lar...

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Please share your insight

kev5678

Hi I'm in a desperate need of your input. I'm trying to transition from public accounting to finance but having a really hard time doing so. Let me use bullet points to highlight some key info. * Graduated from University of Rochester with a Biology degree (GPA = 3.7) * GRE score = 332 * Too...

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Honest feedback for rising senior (pragmatic FT job hunt)

nba07

Hey guys so I was wondering if I could get some much needed advice on how to proceed given my current situation. I'm a rising senior at an extreme non-target in a limited area for finance (think STL, Nebraska, etc.). Despite this, I managed to get a small handful of BB SA interviews last year. If I'...

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Deals consulting vs Investment Banking - Next step in career, advice wanted

Okaythen001

Any advice on my next career move would be appreciated Currently a Big 4 auditor in UK (recently qualified) - my end goal is mid-market PE. I've been accepted for an internal move to Deals Consulting where the role is focused on providing advice to mainly PE houses and some corporates on M&A deals...

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Internship or graduate role? (UK)

emderman

Hi all, Any help with my question would be much appreciated: Essentially the question is whether to apply for internship or graduate roles - **Background** I have a BSc in Economics, first class (first, 2:1, 2:2 etc. UK grading) from a top 10 Uni - got highest mark in derivatives module in cohor...

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Is it normal for a potential employer to ask for trade history?

matthewsin96

As the title says, is it normal for employers to ask for your trade history? If so, do I just download the monthly statements and send them all to him/her? Lastly, is it okay to omit the history of an account (heavy losses!) or should I just send it anyways. Thanks for the help, just unsure if thi...

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Uni help for IB aspirant

Jtaneconlete

Hello everyone, I am a non-EU, non-NA person going to UCL this fall for mathematics (looking to switch to mathematics and economics). I want to get a career in financial consulting /global investment advisory. My profile is as follows: A level prediction: A*A*A*A (Maths FM Physics Chem) IELTS: 8 Did...

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Graduated With A Sub 3.5 GPA From Non Target What are my options?

Culokiller

Hey Monkeys, Some input would really be appropriated. I graduated from Northeastern with a degree in finance this May (2018). My GPA is below a 3.5 but not terrible at a 3.36. I have one internship at a BO role at Brown Brothers Harriman. I am currently working as a trading assistant in the middle ...

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Breaking Back Into Banking

asconyngham

Hello fellow monkeys. I have a question for you all. I am currently working in the billing office of a well-known law-firm in the NYC area for about 3 months. Could not find banking job out of college so took law-firm gig. Graduated from a non-target and had a internship my junior year at a boutique...

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BB or PE internship

gungun

Hello all, I was wondering what people's thoughts were on a mid-tier BB offer vs. a summer internship at a MF PE. I have offers at a couple firms (KKR/Bain/Carlyle/Cerberus/Oaktree/Warburg types), and wanted to know whether the early jump (I am ultimately looking to break into PE) is worth it over ...

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Sophomore Internship - Doing Something Unrelated to Banking?

ace99_

Hi all, I am currently a rising sophomore attending UC Berkeley. I currently work in PWM (in the office of a big bank's chairman). I have been told over and over that its very difficult to work a banking-type job during your sophomore year, so I felt that I needed some other type of experience to re...

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Follow up after a work sample-European HF

therealwolf

Fellow monkeys, I've recently gone through two rounds of phone interviews for an associate position with a European HF. At the end of the last interview the partner who I spoke with mentioned that they want to see a work sample. I gave him a couple of options of materials that I could provide, he ...

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Full-Time Buy Side Training Programs

pinkfairy

I know that Point72 has their Point72 Academy, as a rare, amazing opportunity for full-time training on the buyside. I was wondering what other firms you know that host similar programs. I was on Bridgewater's and Citadel's website and didn't see anything, though they may have offered them in the ...

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Not enrolled but campus recruiting?

itsomma

So I'm currently a rising junior and I've got a Fall corp dev offer pending background check. In order to take this, I would need to take the semester off. How does this work with on campus recruitment? I notice some boutiques are having on campus interviews, and applications say they require applic...

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Low GPA in high caliber colleges

ArtemisFole

I'm wondering how many kids from Ivies/similar tier colleges on the Street have low/average GPAs. Speaking as someone from a low tier Ivy with a shitty GPA, (-3.0) getting an elite internship was definitely an uphill battle, seeing as most of my classmates I was competing with had 3.5+s at least. ...

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Path for a non-core position in big AM firm

Pearl Warren

Recently started a job in a non-core business function (communication/business development) in a top AM firm. Did not like the current role but took the job for the company name/location. (bad luck in landing full-time offer when was an undergrad). Always know wanted to jump to core business functi...

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How do you ask an alumni to get you an interview

Mamman

Hi I have spent the summer networking with bankers, having phone and coffee chats. For the most part, I seemed to connect well with the bankers and many of them offered to help/introduce me to others. I have submitted applications at these banks. I am starting to hear chatters that interviews are ta...

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Potential Quant positions

gc318

Hi guys! First of all, I am new in the forum so a big hello to everyone. My main reason to write here today is to expose a bit my current situation. I am a recent PhD graduate who has actively started looking for Quant positions. My background is from Physics, and although I have not taken any ba...

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Private Equity Internship - Now What?

MB33

Currently a rising sophomore at a semi-target in the Northeast. I was able to get into an internship at a small private equity firm after freshman year and have been working here part-time for about three months. I've been able to be involved in all aspects of the deal pipeline including proprietary...

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Semi-target Liberal Arts Interview

Intern at Pierce and Pierce

Hi chimps, From what I’ve read so far, liberal arts undergrads can break into IB or S/T internships via exceptional interview skills. I am a rising freshman at a semi target university. Does anyone have experience interviewing as a liberal arts student? How did your diverse background better prepa...

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MM offer vs masters and try BB recruitment

EUROPETARGET

I'm currently attending a european semi-target (CBS/Solvay/maastricht) and I will be completing my bachelor with $0 of Debt. I have the chance to start at a MM boutique (Lincoln, GP Bullhound, Torch Partners, Harris Williams etc.) after graduating. Now I'm wondering if I should persue a Masters (an...

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Advice for maths student interested in quantitative finance

cofnmarol

Hi all, This is my first time posting so hopefully this question is acceptable. So, a bit about me: I'm currently a Masters student in pure maths at (I guess you would call a target university in my country Australia). I finished my undergrad at the same university in mathematical physics with firs...

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Is it wise to apply for diversity events outside my graduation date?

Mauriceaugust117

Im a rising sophomore majoring in accounting and finance. Im debating on whether to apply for the FRBNY's Undergraduate Summit since its outside my graduation date. According to a flyer I received from a SEO event, qualified students graduate between 2019 and 2020. However, the recruiter I spoke to...

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MBB to PE: what’s the process like?

ngltbhlml

tldr: what’s the MBB to PE interview process like? I’ve seen some WSO content on going from MBB to PE and the concensus seems to be that MBB to PE is possible. However, there doesn’t seem to be much content on WSO regarding the actual interview process from MBB to PE. I’m curious what it’...

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Wait a year to get another opportunity or pursue one now?

Business is good

Answered. But I unfortunately do not know how to delete a post on WSO. If I did, I would just hit delete....

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How to land a full time associate offer after you didn't get one from your summer internship

dcwallstreet24

Hello Everyone, I'm kind of nervous that I will not be receiving a full time offer after my summer internship. If this ends up playing out, I'm wondering how to best position myself for an offer elsewhere. Are the odds low? I am currently at a top tier MBA Program (Think Harvard, Wharton, Stanford)...

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Advice for a total newbie

waltab

I've recently moved to NYC from a small Midwestern town and have been working at a FinTech PR firm for about 6 months now. While I enjoy it, the firm I work for has a number of management issues and I am looking for new work. I've always been interested in financial services but I didn't study finan...

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Transitioning from ER Associate at BB with 1 year of experience to IB possible?

lakebeachadvisors

Recruiting for 2019 summer and have found myself unqualified for most IB spots, but very qualified for ER. Prospects for a summer IB role are slim, but might be able to get a boutique IB. However, I'm fairly confident I can get a very good ER gig - BB or Evercore. Since I know FT recruiting is basic...

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Sophomore IB internship interview prep

monkeymalc98

I am a rising sophomore currently working at a PE firm in NYC, and just received a return offer. However, my main goal for my sophomore summer is an investment banking internship, and I have applied to pretty much every sophomore program I can find, though most are diversity (I'm non diversity). I'm...

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Quitting Without Formal Written Offer

BBAnalyst123

There’s been many topics on this, I’m well aware of that, but I was curious about people’s thoughts on my situation. I am an associate looking to change career paths (IB>AM) and cities. I know this doesn’t sound the sexiest to all of you but I can get comparable all-in pay and work 40 hours ...

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Exploring Opportunities

curiosgeorge

I would like advice on transitioning my career out of the retail wealth management space. I have been a financial advisor for 7 years. I have the CFP(R) designation and I am a Level 1 candidate in the CFA program. I will sit for the test in December. I would like to explore opportunities beyond bein...

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Scrap My Stock Pitch???

EnthusiasticEquity

During an interview I was asked to pitch a stock, and the associate interviewing me shit on it. He thought the the business model is strong and that I did good research, but the valuation was way too rich. This was a company with a 32 PE, 17 Fwd PE and 10-15% revenue growth in the consumer sector. ...

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Getting First Rounds - What am I Doing Wrong?

simonmany

Hi guys. I'm applying for a 2019 summer analyst position. I've sent out applications to all the bulge brackets, as well as a number of relatively prestigious boutiques. I'm a student at a target school with a 3.85 majoring in Economics. My interest in IB is recent, so I haven't had a chance to atten...

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How are sophomore corporate finance internships viewed when trying to get a junior year ER internship

17lowee

Obviously corporate finance or strategy internships are easier to get after sophomore year than capital markets internships, I was wondering how these are viewed when applying for ER internships. ...

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Career Advice. Please help :(

nikola891212

Hi all, First time poster here and I will try to be short as possible. I am 23 right now. So I graduate from UK University of Strathclyde Glasgow ( Joint Hons in Finance and Marketing) and then got a job in Morgan Stanley Glasgow ( middle office operations job). I am happy with my job but the pa...

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London Still Viable After Brexit? (International Student)

byto92

Currently in high school in a Chinese city. I'm looking to get into FO finance. What are your thoughts on UK vs US, especially after Brexit? I'd be an international student for both, and the draw of the UK for me is it's cheaper (roughly by half), and there isn't the H1B visa lottery. Or is the ...

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Considering my current circumstances, how do I make it into PE or a HF?

aech11

I know this must be one of the most frequent questions in this forum, but I believe the essence of the question and the answer will vary according to each case. Let me start with some insights about my background. I grew up in a relatively poor Central American country to a middle upper class Famil...

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Networking: The art of asking for the job

Zeus 14

Hi guys, From a semi-target university so I've realised that I must up my networking game. I'm okay with initiating and building relationships with all types of professionals, but always struggle in the key moments of WHEN and HOW to ask for a job/experience. Reading the networking guide on WSO i...

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How to Prepare for RX interview

mtinIB

Hi all, I have a restructuring interview coming up and I want to be as prepared as I can going in. Any resources you an recommend would be much appreciated! Thanks...

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How strict GPA Requirements are when I apply Chicago MM firms?

Monkeyboti

Hi. I'm a prospective Junior majoring in Statistics with 3.4 GPA from Illinois, and I would like to know how strict GPA cut lines on the job description are for Chicago Middle Market firms. I do realize that Illinois is somewhat target for Chicago MM, but if the description says 3.5 REQUIRED is this...

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What are your best internship interview tips?

stevetdx

I have managed to secure three interviews so far for this upcoming semester. I had one earlier this week and I felt it went fairly well, but in the follow-ups they told me that they were going to wait to make a decision after they hire a new analyst in the office, and that I should follow up in a m...

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Whether to Leave a Primarily Sourcing Role at a Middle Market Private Equity Firm

jnaz

Hi All, The summary: I'm currently in a Sourcing / Junior Biz Dev type of analyst role at a well known Growth PE firm. the role is 100% sourcing and admin with minimal diligence exposure and no execution / modeling. I'm starting to grow concerned about how applicable my skills would be outside of ...

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Am I too young ?

student monkey123

I'm about to start uni at a UK semi-target on a 4 year course, starting September (technically top 5 school in UK) . Id be only just 18 years old in time for spring weeks of 2019, and would be 17 for recruiting. I have a week of work experience at a small PE fund, but was only 16 so does it even cou...

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Life Goes On...

KeepingitPrivate

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

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Intro phone chat turned into a first round interview?

Ej44

Hey guys, Long time lurker, but this is my first time posting. So, I reached out to a few people at a BB in their M&A group asking to get to know more about the firm, the team, etc. I reached out to one more individual who said that they would be happy to chat. The "chat" turned into an hour long ...

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Where to place myself for success?

Capped

I am interning right now at a small shop in Florida, think 4-10 people. Doing acquisitions and starting our first fund. They have taught me how to underwrite basic deals and use Argus. I have been really looking into moving to a major metro such as New York, Chicago or LA. I am driven and willing to...

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Has anyone actually gotten offers/interview with anybody for summer 2019?

lakebeachadvisors

Title. Interested, and would like to know. I've submitted hirevues for ones that have come out, but still waiting for a bunch....

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MSc + LL.M OR MSc with higher grades?

ArcticFox

Hi guys, please help me consider the following trade-off. Brief context for the question (some vagueness for anonymity purposes): -European University (Its law school is pretty OK ranked ...

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Can I ask for internships in multiple sectors?

EBITDAD17

Hi everyone, I recently came in touch with someone who has a very senior position at an investment management firm and who offered help regarding internships. He told me that I should send him an email with what type of internship I was looking for and he would try to help me by putting me in touch...

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2019 Internship

Eskents1008

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I have been referred to a make an application

inantosun

Hello, I have a question: I have been referred to a make an application at a BB. I got in touch with an Alumni and the referred me to a position. Now I clicked on the link and applied. But does the HR knows that I was referred to that position? Thanks ...

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What division title would you give this internship job description?

Buylow

This internship job description from a BB could fall under many categories and was simply labeled as "Fall Analyst"-- what would you title it for say LinkedIn?...

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