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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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Junior FAANG engineer contemplating career switch

yung_swe

Hi guys, just recently stumbled upon this forum. Apologies in advance if this should be asked elsewhere. I’m a recent college grad who currently works as a software engineer at Facebook/Apple/Amazon/Netflix/Google (FAANG). I’m wondering if it is worth it to 1) Switch to a product...

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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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Credit Trading interview - Phone interview for a credit quant

Nijikon

Hey WSO, I have a phone interview for a credit quant trading role at a BB. My background is math major from top 10 US school then forex quant trading, a fairly equal between split intraday long / short using mathematical and technical techinques and spot / forwards arbitrage. Some techniques I use ...

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Anyone has experience with RBC Capital Markets for the Global Markets Summer Internship interview???

rorror45

Hello, I have an upcoming interview with RBC Capital Markets for the Global Markets summer internship opportunity. Looks like the department consists for the following sub-groups: 1) Commodities & Futures 2) Debt Origination 3) Fixed Income & Currencies 4) Global Equity 5) Global Research and 6) G...

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Is it ever too late to follow up?

pond scum

I go to a non-target state school and back in August/September I was emailing local boutiques in my area to find an internship for either the Fall or Spring (anytime really). I reached out to pretty much every boutique related to banking or PE in my area which is only around 10 firms. I only got 3 r...

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Oil and Gas Trader Development Programs

11heimbrockkr

I'm looking to make a career change. I currently work offshore as a subsea engineer but was interested in an oil and gas trader development program. I've seen them for Shell and BP and I'd like to get more info on the positions. What is the work schedule like? What are the work days like? What ...

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Nonprofit Fundraising to Private Sector

costperdollarraised

First post here, so please forgive any true newbie questions I'm about to pose here. I have a BA in Social Sciences from a small LAC and did a year of law school at a T20 school before withdrawing (realized it wasn't the right time for me to do more education yet). I have been working in fundraisin...

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How to prepare for Capital Markets interviews?

theman

So I'm pretty set as far as the Ibanking interviews go, but have a phone interview coming up for a capital markets position. What technical stuff should I know? What are some good resources I should use to prepare, other than the vault guide? Any other insight into capital markets interviews is g...

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Best way for an international to crack into IB in America

anon14

Best way for an international student doing an MSF to crack into IB in America? Any advice would go a long way. Thanks ...

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Transferring Offices After Summer Internship

Runepainter

Hi everyone, Assuming that I do well during my summer internship and receive a full time offer, how likely is it to transfer to the NY Office? My summer internship is at a regional office at a BB. Also, if anyone has any tips/suggestions for transferring, that would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Any tricks to keep series 7/86/87 licenses?

notmytrollaccount

Anyone know any methods for keeping FINRA licenses? I've heard that if you are not employed by a FINRA firm for two years, your licenses expire and you would need to retake all of them. I'm working in a different industry at the moment, but would like to move back into equity research at some poin...

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Business Continuity?

dfrusso

I have recently accepted a Business Continuity Management position at a BB and I was wondering if anyone on these forums is in a similar role or knows anyone in a similar role. I would like to talk with someone to get an idea of what to expect as far as hours/bonus/networking opportunities/typical ...

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Capital Management Analyst

Jager

I am interested in a Capital Management Analyst role at a BB that is centered around risk weighting assets for the purpose of Basel III. Can anyone provide any insight on this role? From my understanding, it seems like they support the more glamorous forecasting / analysis roles within treasury. Is ...

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Risk Management Interview at Derivatives Trading Firm, what should I expect?

BlackDog

Hey guys, Great to be on this forum! I am a sophomore studying math and finance. I am expecting a 20-30 minute phone interview from a derivatives trading firm for a part time internship. the job description is: As a Risk Management Intern, responsibilities will span a wide variety of programming, da...

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Job market in Canada for CFA Charterholders

priya_1990

Hey guys! I would soon be moving to Canada and was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the job market for CFA charterholders is like? I’ve got 2+ Equity Research experience in Asia and some experience in working at a corporate treasury. Ideally i would like to get in to a corpo...

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Direct hire position or rotational program?

AMdreamer

I have two opportunities at a BB firm. Both are in a back office finance position but eventually I would like to move to a more client facing role. My question is would I be better off staying as a direct hire or going to a 2 year rotational program. I also like to mention I plan to finish the 3 lev...

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Career Switcher (Public to Private Sector): HELP! Any advice/leads?

coolconfusion

Coming from the public sector (federal government, 5+ yrs), non-quant role (legal/partnerships with private sector), interested in VC or global banking post MBA. How do I swing it/how do I make my resume work?...

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Background check on volunteer experience

mortonsseasalt

Do employers do background checks for volunteer experience? I volunteered at a nursing home throughout high school but I extended the years on my application to note volunteer experience in college (at the same nursing home). Problem is it was very off and on. I volunteered during winter breaks but ...

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JPMorgan Linear Quantitative Research

Patrick Rhine

Hi, What do you think of this internship : http://goo.gl/BDOq0 Is there a risk of doing MO/BO work ? Does someone know the Linear Quantitative Research group ? Ultimately, I would like to be HF prop trader but I am interested in algo trading too. What do you think ? (Hong Kong is no problem for me)...

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Vault Guide to Leveraged Finance / Interview Help

OhHi

Hi All, I have an upcoming interview in Leveraged Finance / Acquisition Finance and I am not particulary familiar with the field. Can anyone here help me out and send me the vault guide to leveraged finance? Also, do you guys have any further interview preparation tips? Any help would be much ap...

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Has anyone ever asked for an Office Visit/Tour?

vegankid

I recently had an informational phone interview with an Associate from a BB in NYC. I was connected to the Associate through a Women's diversity event. The conversation went well. I live in CA but will fly to NYC for the holidays. Do you think it is worth to ask for an office visit/tour? I am an MB...

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Final Round Summer Analyst Interview with Securities at Goldman Sachs

lseundergrad

Hi All, I have my final round interview with GS on Monday and I was just wondering if any of you could help me out with a few things: - Is there anything Goldman are pushing out from a brand/ culture perspective to the market at the moment? - I understand it is 3x 30 minute interviews with MDs, do...

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resume background check for cfa

jordanko

hey guys just out of curiosity, does the CFAI reveal exam details to any 3rd party background check companies like First Advantage if it asks for verification? I wrote that I passed CFA lv 1 on my resume to apply for an internship at a BB, and if I get the offer, am worried if those background chec...

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Business Selection & Conflicts Group?

LondonMonkey09

Can anyone shed any light on this team within a top IB? Have a full time offer vs an offer in Credit Risk for the same IB - deciding between the two in terms of comp, skill set developed and exit opps. A bit about me - currently interning in a MO function at a top IB. Thank you...

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Finance Vs. Ops at a BB IB firm vs. Corporate finance rotation at non- bank

afcpitt14

I am currently working as an operations sales assistant at a BB IB (MS) and I have recently received three job offers: Financial Controls Analyst (JPM) & Business Mgmt (PDP) rotation at Northrop Grumman & junior asset manager/ financial analyst Greystone Servicing Co. Strictly leaving pay out of i...

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Breaking into a junior or entry level Asset/Wealth Management position.

Paul-Chung1

Hello WSO Community, I've been trying to find ways of breaking into the finance industry- possibly asset/wealth management, however, I don't have a background in finance/econ (I work in tech. and have for the past 5 years). I do a lot of self study on finance, love staying in the loop with all the...

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UBS Fixed Income Platform Solutions

ilovecme

I have a first round interview for a Fixed Income Platform Solutions analyst role at UBS Asset Management this week with the global head of fixed income analytics and data management- anyone have any idea what types of questions they would ask for the role? Would they still ask market/investment que...

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Career Choice: Real Estate vs Investment Banking

quatze01

Hey guys I am currently faced with a tough decision. I've always dreamt of a career in IB in London. But as you know, competition is quite fierce and I had little luck thusfar. Since my UG degree is unrelated to finance, I applied for a MSc in Finance at LSE and RSM. Unfortunately LSE rejected m...

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Morgan Stanley Client Service Associate

JayCob20

Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum, but very interested in the financial services industry. I have applied to big firms like Morgan Stanley and UBS, and not been selected in the past(largely due to a lack of experience). I have worked at a nonprofit over the past year and a half doing assorted client...

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Edmond de Rothschild reputation on wallstreet?

takenotes08

Hey Guys, I have the possibility of interning as an analyst at Emond de Rothschild this summer in Europe. I wanted to know if any of you could give me some insight on its reputation on wall street. What tier is this seen as? Whats its reputation? etc. Thanks!...

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Pragma Securities

loosingmyreligion

I have an interview from a firm called Pragma Securities located in midtown Manhattan and was wondering what others thought about this firm? They're a broker dealer who sells algo's to buy/sell side firms. I was hired into a technology role however, my long term goal is to become a quant and thought...

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Leaving Audit after 6 months- too soon?

OttoReadmore

I've been working in Big 4 Audit for about 6 months now- and I can't stand it. I have no motivation at work because I'm extremely uninterested in being here. The pay is decent for entry level (fresh out of school), but the work isn't very interesting at all. Is it too soon to leave? My family and f...

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Cold emailing - how can I get them to look at stock pitch?

xxyx

I'm currently a sophomore at a target with a pretty average GPA (above 3.5 cutoff, but not great). I've been doing more formal/OCR recruiting over the past couple of weeks or so, mostly applying for Asset Management/hedge fund/investing related roles, but nothing has really panned out with the inter...

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WSO Networking Guide Testimonials?

secrethidden

The content on the WSO forum for the most part is very helpful but I was wondering if the WSO networking guide has anything else to offer? Or will it just be a repeat of what people are posting on the forum. ...

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CV Templates?

Studentofthegame

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could point me to any quality CV samples? I have been searching through the internet, but I couldn't find one from Mergers and Inquisitions (my usual go-to) or one that seems reputable. Thanks! ...

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How does networking benefit you when it comes time to apply for IB internships?

parmarh0

Hello Everyone, So I will be a junior undergrad this year and am networking as much as I can before next summer. I just wanted to know that when it comes time to start applying, how will these networks help me? ...

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Deloitte Peformance Enhancement Advisory Analyst - Financial Advisory (Canada)

FreshPrinceDot6

Networked with Deloitte Financial Advisory in Canada and noticed that they were hiring for this group (sub-division of restructuring). Has anyone interviewed/worked with this group? If so, what are the interviews and recruiting process like? It doesn't seem like typical M&A/Valuation service lin...

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Fixed Income to Equity Buy-Side Career Switch

anonymousnancy

I've been working in FI at a large pension for 1.5 years now after graduating from undergrad and would like to transition back into equities. I work in securitized products, which is more specialized and less relevant to an equity role than a corporate analyst would be. I'm trying to figure out what...

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Post grad internships

FXCapitalist

Hi does anyone know if you can still intern after being graduated a few years? For example if you've been working elsewhere but not in Finance specifically, would it advantageous to do so or just apply regardless having minimal direct experience within Wall St the past few years? Thanks....

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How much do banks really talk?

fnaw

I've read all sorts of horror stories about banks (esp BBs) talking to each other, and I wonder if anyone has had any personal experiences to share and/or can attest to how true this really is. ...

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GS Offer Process

warner_warner

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Switching from Economic Litigation Consulting to Investment Banking

StatisticallySignficant

I'm looking for some advice on lateraling into investment banking. My main concern was that I missed the boat by not entering out of undergrad, but after doing some research I feel like I'm not too far removed in that aspect. Non-target undergrad, double major in finance and accountancy with a soli...

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HSBC Graduate Programme

Eminis

Has anyone ever went through the HSBC Graduate Programme process? I applied to the CMB Graduate Programme I believe it was called and get a new email each day with a reasoning test attached to it. There's never really much "what to expect from here" other than "you have now completed your xyz reason...

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Interview Carousel - How many is too many?

low_key

Hey all, I have recently been interviewing for a publicly traded company in their corporate finance division. At first I had 4 interviews in one division. Thinking I was going to get the job, I was given a call by HR to interview for another position in another division within Corp Fin while still ...

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Delayed Graduation but Pending Job Offer

Bigpossum93

Backstory: I recently found out from my University's Degree verification that I am in need of 3 semester hours of a Nonbusiness Elective to fully complete my finance degree. I therefore signed up for an accelerated 4 week course that will end July 28th and I will then meet all my requirements. How...

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Goldman Sachs Using "Robo-Recruiters"

HY.r.e.a.m

Recently came across this article discussing how GS is moving to a computer-based model for recruiting undergrads. Curious to get some opinions on what it means for applicants, especially people from non-traditional backgrounds. Not sure how resumes stand-out when your background is in no-name bran...

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Include external consultancy on resume?

ilovefrankee

First post here in a long time/ever - curious to see other people's opinions. Should I include non-employer consultancy/freelance work on my resume when applying for banking roles? The background to this is some modeling work I've been engaged on by former clients. I kept in touch with an FD of a ...

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Reneging Offer Horror Stories?

worded

I'm an MBA at an M7 school and was given an offer by a company that I'm *really* not that excited about. It's a no-name company that doesn't recruit on campus but someone very high up is an alum. They only gave me a few weeks to accept the offer such that it will be impossible for me to get another ...

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Interview questions for Treasury Analyst

km123

I have an interview for Treasury Sr Analyst position. What kind of questions can I expect based on the job description below? Essential Functions and Responsibilities • Manage and administer hedging platform and execute on hedging strategies, which primarily include FX, but also some commodity an...

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What types of jobs would someone from a non-finance STEM undergrad be able to get?

berkeleygoogles

I am a junior Chemical Biology major/CS minor with a 3.5 GPA at a target school. I've taken upper division math, data science, and CS courses but nothing econ/business related. I might take Mathematical economics next semester. My original plan was to go to a PhD program but the job opportunities ...

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