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How hard is it for a non-EU citizen to find a job in London?

Rthur

Hi everyone. I have been admitted to <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> MSc Finance program and am trying to see if I stand a chance to find a job in London after graduation. Any advice is much appreciated.

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So what are my options if I can't even find a temp job?

freydo

Can't even land a temp job, let a lone a full-time position. What are my options? Leaning towards live-streaming my own suicide to bring awareness to how much of a scam the university system is. Anything else?

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Is this a Yes No Maybe So?

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Looking for a Sophomore Summer Investment Banking Internship

AEIB

Currently, I am a second-year at a target school with a high GPA. I have applied to every BB program for Sophomores that I quality for. However, now I am not sure what else I can do. I have sent well over a hundred cold emails but have rarely gotten a response other than "come back next year". I'm n...

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Job Interview Advice (Financial Analyst, Operations) in Retail Space

Opalais

Hi, everyone. I have an interview for a FA, Operations role at a retail chain in my hometown (small town in North Carolina). I'm very excited to interview for this role because being offered the role can finally get my foot in the door with finance aside from desperate attempts to leverage financi...

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Where should I look for a different position?

Concerned Consultant

I've been at a brokerage firm as an advisor for just under 3 years, but before starting, I didn't realize how monotonous the days would be. Closing "sales" on advice comes easily to me, but I am very bored. I'm in my mid 20s and my 40+ year old coworkers ask me questions on investing. I feel that...

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Who Runs a CRD Background Check?

Chargers90

Hi all - I had a quick question on a background check for a PE fund I have accepted an offer with in New York. If I had listed past series / FINRA registrations on my resume, but they aren't required by the fund, will they still run a CRD check or require my current registration? Not sure if CRD is...

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First year Business student seeking advice

Extrapreneur

Hello, firstly i'd like to introduce myself to the forum as an eager university student looking to make it in the banking and finance sector. Currently i am doing business degree at a Russell group university in England and achieved A* A* A at A-level. What can i do to further my chances in the fin...

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Behavioral interview question problems

arguewithatree

I'm having trouble 'differentiating' myself at interviews, specifically the superday stage. I honestly never know how to answer most behavioral questions without seeming like complete transparent bullshit. So of you guys could please give me some insight regarding the following three questions, I wo...

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Two Sigma Business Innovation and Growth

vc_150130

I have a phone interview with this group next week, does anyone have any insight on the interview / group? Any info would be helpful!...

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Recommend me some Undergrad Econ Schools please!

prospectiveconomist

Hey guys, not sure if this is the right place but I'm a high school senior in the process of applying to college and I'm having some trouble finding good economics programs that I can reasonably get into. This is because most websites rank business schools, which often don't offer Econ as it's more ...

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Big 4 Audit -----> Big 4 Transaction Support or Industry Corporate Finance Analyst

Acra19

Hi All, I have been following WSO in the background for a while now and love all the help and tips everyone shares so thank you to all that contribute! I am in a dilemma and need some advice. I am based in the U.K. (London). I went to a non-target uni for undergrad but still fairly decent standard...

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LinkedIn Privacy - Premium Who's Viewed Your Profile

awesome blossom

I'm confused when Linkedin tells me that when I sign up for Premium, I'll find out who's viewed my profile. My privacy settings are set as high as possible. If someone signs up for Linkedin Premium, what will they see about me if they click my profile? My company? My title? My Name?...

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JP Morgan Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries Superday questions

sixshooter69

Got a super day for this position coming up for SA. Anyone been through the process and can shed any light on it?...

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Good lateral from programming/gamedev - Systematic Trading & Simulations?

Plotnus

Hello, I am looking to lateral to the trading/finance industry. My experience is in game development and programming. B.S. in Physics, M.S. in computer science. Target company should: * use a systematic approach * preferably use simulations * not be a high frequency trading fund I am looking to p...

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Building Finance Recruitment Marketplace – Input Needed

RealEstatePE

What have you disliked about your past job searches? - Inefficiency/ time spent looking - Lack of pay transparency - Searching job boards - Lack of access to top tier firms - Lengthy application processes - Lengthy interview processes - Lack of guidance - Updating my resume - Filling out online appl...

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How do I better utilize my On campus Career services center?

John-Jacobs1

I've heard of people talking with the career center and getting help directly. Do I just set a meeting up with one of the people, ask for IB alums contact info and move on from there? I've had mediocre luck with Linkedin like 5-10 alums in EB's/BB's but there are still a solid amount of alumni not o...

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Critique my Cold Email Template

L I am

Hey folks, Here is a cold email template that I created with the help of the WSO Networking guide and searching the forums. I am hoping that I can get some feedback before I start using it in the real world. Thanks Dear Mr/Ms. xxxx My name is xxxx xxxxxxxxxxx and I am currently a second-year stu...

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Corp Dev > MSF > IB Analyst

Jv55

Hi Guys, Non-Taregt 3.3 GPA I am currently a first year M&A analyst for a large healthcare company. I am looking to make the switch from Corp Dev to IB. I was wondering your thoughts on if getting into the best MSF program would be a good move to leverage into IB. Quite frankly I don't think I can...

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Best Undergraduate School for a Student Undecided in What Job He Wants?

ConfusedAsHeck

I am a high school senior who wants to work on Wall Street, but isn't sure which career direction to go in. Which schools are the best choices, considering their overall career outlook and the quality of their finance/economics education?...

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Having trouble with behavioral interview questions

lakebeachadvisors

Currently interviewing for internships, but am having trouble with behaviorals. I tend to have a very literal answer for most of them and don't think I accurately express my answers for them well. I learn best from examples, so can anyone link to or post some examples of what they think are good ans...

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Presentation and piece of advice

Tonino

Hello everybody and hope you are having a good time. I'm new in this forum and firstly I would like to introduce myself and walk you through current situation I've just turned 24 years and I would categorize myself as a extremely competitive guy. From 18-22 I studied Civil Engineering in my local...

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CFA or MBA at this point

Mixalis

Hello, to make a long story short, I think my story should be added in the post with humor about finance like " if you live in Greece, you have no luck in the finance industry" . I mean, the term investment banking in the sense of global careers is just non-existent. Anyways, i am 23 now, have a de...

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High School Student Looking for Internship

Jerry_Sun

Hey guys, I'm a 15-year old high school student residing in Seattle, Washington who is looking to get started in the world of finance. Ever since a young age, I've read the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, etc. and I want to get some first-hand experience in finance. Although I hear that it...

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No experience, possible to get a full time role?

PhysicsRefugee

I graduated in May with a 3.5 GPA from a target school with a degree in Applied Physics. However, I have no experience in the financial sector, as I spent my whole time as an undergrad doing research, but didn't decide until I was a senior that I didn't want to go into academia. So not only do I h...

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Answers to "why should we hire you?" question

gms96

Hey guys, In a few interviews I've been asked "why should we hire you?" or "what distinguishes you from the other applicants?" They're tough questions but also pretty fair since they're getting at what's really the point of the interview to begin with. Obviously, answers will vary tremendously pers...

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CPPIB Interview

PriceWaterPoopers

I have an upcoming interview with CPPIB's HK office for their summer analyst position. Anyone have any experience with this or can share what to expect?...

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Keys to Success?

Younghoon

Hi, I'm a Korean high school senior going to the University of Wisconsin. I have big dreams such as being a Wallstreet banker or being a CEO of a renowned company. From those who have similar dream paths as mine or who have achieved any part that you feel proud of, please share key factors that dr...

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Audit Internship at Deloitte or Credit Data Analyst in a commercial bank

andidb12

Hello. Currently im working as an loan officer in a micro financial institution and now i have two job offers: The first is Audit Internship at Deloitte with a very low salary for the first six months and many extra hours of unpaid work for as much as i heard. The second is Credit Data Analyst in a...

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How Can I Improve My Communication Skills?

ikiq

Hey guys, I'm currently a college student, and I was wondering some ways that I can improve my public speaking and communication skills? Thanks....

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Do top firms actually post their best jobs on sites like indeed or monster?

TheBestMan

Do top firms actually need sites like indeed or monster to find good candidates? Don't they get enough applicants through their company website?...

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Software sales to IB

peanutbutterjellytime

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Rant about HR phone screens

twinshk2

Rant incoming: I am unbelievably frustrated by the phone screens that HR does. They're so actually useless in assessing whether or not candidates are good. I've had three processes now with absolutely fucking stellar firms for stellar internships, where I've networked well, asked good questions of ...

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AllianceBernstein 2019 Sophomore Summer Leadership Program (Diversity)

K-adams

I haven't seen anyone create a thread for this sophomore diversity program. Who has applied? Did phone interview about 2 weeks ago but haven't heard back. ...

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Have to decide between two different super days

MA24521

Hey Everyone, So I got two superdays for the same day and I was wondering If anyone could give me more information on both companies. They are GE for their FMP program, and Freddie Mac for capital markets. Does anyone know salaries for either of them? And also has anyone worked there or knows anyth...

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Citi Capital Markets or Barclays Investment Banking

citi_or_barclays

Hi All, I am an incoming full-time investment banking analyst, graduating May 2019. I'm trying to decide between 2 offers: Barclays IBD or Citi Capital Markets Origination. I was wondering you all had any thoughts on which one to take I've heard the M&A groups being combined with coverage is a ...

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Salary negotiation advice for 2nd yr FP&A analyst at major HF

potatocouch

I’m relatively new to WSO so bear with me here... I received a financial analyst position at a major HF in CT on the FP&A team. It’s not the Investment Analyst role I originally applied for (original resume turned out to be non-ATS compliant... dumb, I know). During my interview, I was told thi...

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Can you get off cycle internships at BB satellite offices by cold calling?

John-Jacobs1

Saw someone on Linkedin who did a internship in USA at MS (PWM) from October - January. Is this possible to get just by cold emailing/calling the head financial planner or do you need to go through official channels i.e. the website?...

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If you went to a top undergrad, is going to low ranked grad program worst than not going at all?

TheBestMan

Let's say you went to Harvard for undergrad. People would say "Wow, you went to Harvard". But then if you went to a CUNY grad program after Harvard. You are then in the same league with the people in your graduate class who went to A CUNY for undergrad. So, in the eyes of a recruiter, is having a Ha...

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Take Boutique IB Offer, or risk it for a shot at MBB Consulting?

GarbageInGarbageOut296

Hey guys, I currently work at a boutique Valuation shop in the Northeast, where I do BEV, Intangible Asset and M&E Vals. Long term, I want to work in a healthcare-focused role, be it a healthcare PE fund or Corp. Dev. at a large health system or healthcare services firm. I don't see a path to those...

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MBA or Job search

ms27

Hi everyone, I have been a follower of this forum for several months, first time poster. I graduated with a Business Degree with a Concentration in Financial Services (state school, not even close to what many call even non-targets). I passed the CFA Level 1 in June and have signed up for Level 2 in...

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Unemployed for awhile, should I take any offer?

monkeyd0do

Hey guys, I've been unemployed for roughly 6 months and came from a sell-side capital markets gig at an IB (several years). It's been a tough 6 months trying to convert my experiences into a role of my liking (either continuing the capital markets route and/or moving to corporate strategy / corpora...

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Failed Logistician looking to transition into Banking

J.W_Walsh

Hi All, I’ve been laid off from my previous two gigs working in logistics for a couple of Fortune 50 companies (think Amazon & Wal Mart) and am looking for a career reboot, namely, pivoting into a finance role in ibanking. I’ve since applied and have been accepted into a top 30 MBA program an...

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Uiversity of Wisconsin. Accouting or Finance? or what?

Younghoon

Hi, I'd like to throw a question: What would be the best choice in major for a IB perspective? Or what would be the best major for those who wish to go to Business Field?...

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Infrastructure Debt Fund Credit Analyst vs Structured Finance Rating Agency Analyst

KMajoros

Hi all, I got two job offers and would like to know which one makes more sense career wise? 1st:A Credit Research role with an Infrastructure Debt Fund (focua on public assets such as public finance assets, roads, hospitals, social housing). 2nd: A Structured Finance Analyst position with a ...

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Banking Options: WF IBD V JP Morgan MMBSI

hiphiphoorays

Hey guys, I am considering Wells Fargo Investment Banking and JP Morgan Middle Market. JP Morgan is guaranteed NYC, but for Wells, I have to go through location and group placement. Was just hoping for some feedback and any opinions. Thanks....

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After failing to break into IB, what did you do ?

theworstinhisclass

Hey guys, wanted to ask you (if you couldn't secure a IB job) what you did instead or what you plan to...

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Need advice on career change/advancement: Commercial insurance broker to Banking/Consulting/Other roles

cellardoor24

Hi All, first time posting on WSO. I currently work for PE and M&A division of a global commercial insurance brokerage firm in South Korea. Working on reps & warranties insurance broking and other services such insurance DD and other general insurance broking for PE's portfolio companies. Unlike t...

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Working class at target. What's a good summer job after fresh year? $20/hour from a Fortune 500 good?

Anonymous Monkey

Title says it all. I'm wondering what's a best-case summer internship after my freshman year at a target....

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Full Time Recruiting - PLEASE HELP!

_FinanceGirl_

Hi Everyone, I'm currently looking for a full time job in investment research, investment banking, or as an investment analyst. I've applied to positions at almost all the banks imaginable (BB, non-BB, boutique) and I can't even get a first round interview. I'm starting to think I'm doing something...

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Re-entry after PhD

tnw_alt

Hi all, I'm looking for some career advice from WSO, as I'm fairly clueless and in a fairly odd position. My background: Double major in Maths and Econ at a target school -> BB macro research -> PhD Stats/CS I essentially got bored of the macro research after a couple of years, intended to do a m...

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Corp Dev intern looking for Summer Corp Dev Opportunities

itsomma

Currently working as a corp dev intern at a decently known tech company. I really like what I'm doing and want to continue with corp dev next summer. Continuing where I am currently is a possibility but I wouldn't find out until much later. I've been reaching out to a lot of corp dev directors and...

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Non-Target Looking for Direction

ISLM

Hey Everyone, This is my first post. I am a senior economics major (non-target) with a 3.5 GPA, and I have no internship experience. I attempted to find one junior year, but was completely unprepared for how competitive it was. I do have some work experience, but it does not lend itself to many...

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Wtf am I doing in Accenture Technology with a degree in Economics ?

juniorquestion1

I applied to a Consulting job at Accenture and they wanted to put me in Technology. WTF ? Why did they do that ? I didn't study computer engineering, I studied Economics/Finance ffs......

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Help: Valuation Company Summer analyst or BB Back/Middle Office Summer analyst

lebrallin

Hey everyone, I'm here as a junior with an offer to do valuation at a MM firm (think duff & phelps, stout risius ross, etc). However, my other offer is with BB doing their back/middle office roles (think finance, OPS, etc) instead. Which one should I take? What do you guys think in terms of exit o...

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Use family relationship to get a job

SimranKNYC

If your family members are managing directors, use that resource. My father is a managing director in equities division. I got my banking internship this summer because of his personal relationship with head of equities....

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Goldman Sachs IMD Alternative Capital Markets Analyst

Throwaway2018

Hi all, I’m a 3 year certified user but made this account for the sake of anonymity. I’m currently a wirehouse financial advisor going into my second year in the business. I won’t dive into the weeds of my current role, but have been presented with an opportunity to interview for an analyst p...

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Tax accountant to IBD/Corporate finance?

NellyTee

Hi guys, Background about me: I am an Accounting & Finance student currently on a one year internship doing Business tax, I have completed two years of studies and will go back to finish my final year once I have completed my intership. My question is that how likely/how will I be able to switch f...

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shred my cover letter

earthwalker7

Dear Monkeys, Please check my cover letter when I apply to VC roles. Your helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. It's just a rough draft for now, and it certainly needs work. But it would help to have WSO as a sounding board as I polish this turd. -------------------------------------------...

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Best Finance Group or Team in PwC

[email protected]

Does anyone know what is best group to work in PWC if you would like to pursue your career in Finance. Valuation, Corporate Finance, FDD. Are there any others? ...

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Fitch Ratings Analyst Interview?

iloveibsosomuch

Math/Stat and Econ major at a large state school. Have a phone interview on Friday with Fitch. What should I expect? What qualities are they looking for?...

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Quick question!

MANFUCTRUMP

1. Hypothetically speaking, say I graduate with a 3.0 or under that; will I be assed out in finding a job in finance? 2. Will I be able to find a job with a BA/BS from a non targeted school? ...

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Recent MBA Graduate Desperate for Advice

erockcli

**Background: **24, recent 4+1 MBA graduate from a non-target. B.S. Finance & MBA w/ finance concentration (3.4 GPA). Internships/semi-relevant experience: Corporate finance internship (very well known company) & retail banking employment, amongst a few other irrelevant jobs. I was unable to ever pu...

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Networking - introductions

samantha-smith888

Hi guys, if you met someone who agreed to connect you with people from their network and then doesn't would you follow up with them? I don't know them very well and don't want to seem pushy....

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Would you consider this situation normal? Brother fired after 4 months on the Job.

redflags23

My brother was recently fired from a consulting firm for mistakenly sending a confidential email to the wrong person. It was his first job out of college but he had several reputable internships prior to joining the firm. Would you consider this a typical event or extreme outlier? I didn't know fi...

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BB PWM Internship at Freshman Level

thespeculatinginvestor

Hi! I'm currently a freshman that is very keen to get a some sort of internship at a finance-related firm this summer. I have looked at past dicussion (2010-2013) that BB provided PWM internships to freshmans. But upon research of BB internships in PWM, they are only looking for juniors. Is it still...

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Will Probably Quit My Job Without An Offer - Thoughts?

ShakeyGraves

I just want to gauge the WSO crowd on this one. I am damn determined to make it into Asset Management and I know how difficult it is. I feel I am at a place that has offered all it could (I've learned a lot, not only in investment management, but also in dealing with the bullshit), but I feel I am...

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What kind of opportunities with BS in Finance and MS in Comp Sci?

tradice9

I am finishing up getting my masters in computer science. I want to know, what job can I successfully apply for with my background (Please list the title that the position usually has). I have BS in Finance (3.8 GPA) and will have an MS in Computer Science (3.4 GPA). Also, I have 5 years of experien...

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Networking / How to Approach Recruiting

phamb

Hi Guys, I am starting to start the recruiting process as a second year and wanted to hear things you recommend doing / how to approach warm intros from people in the industry? Also if anyone would like to share their experience, please message me! I'd love to speak to as many people as possible a...

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What would be my best shot?

Whitehair

Hello folks, I need your advise. I want to know what career options I have. I am doing my part-time MBA at George Washington University with finance concentration and I will graduate next May. I graduated from a regional university with accounting degree. Unfortunately, I do not have public accoun...

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Interview Failures

T4KUZA

Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO - this post originally went up 3/31/2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. How about a thread where we post some of the worst mistakes we've made in interviews, or perhaps an interview that just went REALL...

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Rejecting Full-time Banking for Aerospace & Defense?

Krystal

Over the summer, I worked at a top BB in a middle-office role. Although the exposure was great, I don't think I will enjoy banking as much as I thought. I received a full-time offer but I don't think I wish to accept it. I was always interested in the aerospace & defense industry and was wondering ...

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Ditching Great Job/Life in London -> Chasing NYC For The Next Step

promote

Hi guys, just wanted to see what you would make of my current situation and envisioned next steps for my life/career - would you do the same? **Current situation** Location: London Age: 24 Academic Background: Bachelor's + MSc from two strong finance targets Career so far: 3rd year analyst in a mid...

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Considering turning down strong PE offer

Antiaverage

I've received a few PE offers, one with a top 5 presence in my industry. I am considering declining and staying on as a banker long-term. Am I insane? Is the money that different down the road? My decision is being influenced by a few factors, primarily I enjoy the work I'm doing now and love my te...

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Advice for Freshman in College

ml2528

Hey everyone, Any advice on how to position myself for better experiences in finance going down the road? I'm a current college freshman...

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Reneging on offer to accept another from the same firm

rachelzane

Hello everyone, I have an odd dilemma. I verbally accepted (but did not sign a contract yet) an offer for a back office Risk role at a BB. This is not a role I'm particularly interested in, but a recruiter contacted me and as I'm desperate for a job I interviewed and got the role quickly. A front o...

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Accenture Technology Analyst to software developer?

famie

I have a bachelor in CS. I applied to Accenture because I really like the people I talked to, and the recruiter said I will be coding too but won't be programming in a cubical like what normal software developer does. However, many people are saying how tech consulting is more implementation than ac...

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Accenture Technology or Deloitte Audit ?

juniorquestion1

Hi, I am currently hesitating about my future job as a graduate. I am in my last year in a master of Economics with a major in Finance. I currently have 2 job offers I can choose from but I don't know which one would have the best career opportunities ? 1. Functional analyst at Accenture, departme...

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What jobs can I get with my resume? I want to be CEO/CFO of a company one day.

rambo121

I have a B.S in Accounting (top school/magna cum laude), MBA from top 10 business school, high officer rank in the army, and CPA certification. What jobs can I get? How long will it take for me to become CFO/CEO of a company? Which fortune companies could I get into? I appreciate any feedback given ...

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What are some good questions to ask while networking?

GingerGuy

I try and go to as many conferences as possible, Meetup groups, and have even scored some coffee sit-downs with some interesting people. A problem I tend to run in to is I don't know what kinds of questions I should be asking. I try and do the obvious, get them talking about themselves, ask about th...

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what have your strategies been to land an internship?

keatskola

Also, please answer these questions if you can , or say what you would rather do in such a situation? GPA below 3.2, No work experience, Just a couple of internships in finance, International student in US in a two tire school. How to find a job or even an internship?...

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PwC Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics Experienced Associate

[email protected]

Hello. Recently I have a full-time interview opportunity for PwC Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics Experienced Associate (ADV_Forensic). From my research, this group is focused on providing consulting to client with regards to technology (Altery, tableau, and etc) for Forensic and Cyber....

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Do Companies Ask for your Transcript to Check Your GPA?

ssd82

Do the HR of BB's check your college transcript to make sure you aren't a liar? Does anyone know of anyone who played this little game of gpa inflation and actually got in the door, despite how its completely unethical and a misrepresentation that may get found out? Is It Okay to Lie About your GP...

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Drug Testing Potential Summer Analysts

jerseyboy11

Ok, so a really quick and random question. Are drug tests used when hiring summer analysts? Wall Street Drug Test When preparing to go through the recruitment process with a bank you should be prepared to take a drug test. A bank has the right to drug test for employment. If you are drug tested it ...

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Career Start

kash_live786

I am currently working in PwC Pakistan. I am thinking of moving to any professional firm in UK. What are the benefits of moving to UK and take a next step in my career over there?...

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beyond bored - can't even motivate to change jobs again

earthwalker7

You guys ever feel mindlessly bored? I do. I'm so bored at this job. Everyone keeps chasing PE - but boggles my mind as to why. I'd change jobs, but what to? After 10 years of this nonsense, not sure where to go next. Consulting maybe?...

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How to make a good Linkedin profile

earthwalker7

There was a great post on cringe-worthy Linkedin profiles recently. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/cringeworthy-linkedin-profiles but what's the flip? How do you guys construct good Linkedin profiles to maximize job-getting potential?...

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delete s

vjunior60

delete delete delete deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete...

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Transition from audit/controlling to investments sphere

aneriedut

Hi, I would like to get advice on how to transit to corporate finance/ m&a or other investment related function while still benefiting from my previous experience. I have 5 years experience in audit in Big4 as well as gained 2 years experience in fund controlling. I am a member of ACCA and recently ...

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I am frustrated (First post ever)

anonymuse1

Profile: Undergrad student in Germany No academic background (family site) Mom and dad are immigrants GPA: ...

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How much job hopping is too much job hopping?

Hank4321

Hi all, I am currently still with the same company I came out of undergrad with ( a little over a year ago) but want to make a move. I am working in back office finance at a bank but want to make a transition to the corporate banking/more client focused side of things. From conversations, it seems ...

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TS to IB

fitzmagic

There have been plenty of threads regarding jumping from TS to IB. However, I wanted to ask some follow up questions. 1) What are the chances of getting into an elite boutique IB or BB (not MM) from TS(think A&M, Duff&Phelps, etc)? 2) How does the jump from IB to PE/HF work and what are the chance...

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Econ + CS undergrad

Distracted

Hi, i wanted to know if it was a good idea to get both an Econ BD and a CS BD. Since i am about to finish my economics studies, i was thinking about doing computer science in two years full time. Would that make me a better candidate for a quant position? or even for IB? (i know IB does not require ...

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How To Speed Up Skill Acquisition?

invguy

As the analyst/associate recruiting cycle reaches its conclusion for some firms and is about a few months away. For others, the capacity to acquire new skills and learn new concepts and ideas becomes all the more significant. In the context of financial services and particularly IB, IM and PE, the a...

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Need help deciding offers

thetakeover1106

I'm deciding between 3 different offers and I would like some outside opinion. Offer 1 -- 2nd-tier mid-size lodging company, sr. FP&A: Will be supporting the revenue & expense side, along with traditional FP&A responsibilities. Pay is roughly the same as offer 3 with a very easy commute. Offer ...

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Would a CFA expand Commercial Banking exit opps?

Uncle_Pennybags

Monkeys, I'm currently a first-year credit analyst at a commercial bank (~$15b in assets) and I'm considering registering for June 2019 CFA L1. I'm curious if anyone has any insight into how passing the L1 would expand my exit opps. I'm aware that CB to IB is rare/difficult but I'm hoping I'll be a...

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Societe Generale Markets vs Prudential CIO

Hardlyhardy

Hey everyone! I recently received an offer from Societe Generale as a markets summer analyst and would most likely be on their equity derivatives trading or commodities teams. I also have an offer from Prudential in the CIO position and can choose between Global portfolio management Group, Alternati...

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