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The Unfortunate Truth

apples38

I see a lot of people writing inspirational stories of networking and I just want to be honest with all the users on here. Those stories, are RARE. Everyone in my group goes to a target school, knew someone within the group, and/or has an insane story. Also, the group likes to recruit from its...

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AMA: Sell Side Equity Research to Software Engineer

greenspud

<h4>About</h4> I’m a software engineer who used to work on Wall Street in equity research. My background encompasses both finance and computer programming. My first job out of undergrad was at an investment bank in New York City, but I have since moved into more technical roles...

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Destroy my resume - ER FT

RandomWalkTheory

Hey everyone, Rising senior at a non-target looking to recruit <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> full-time and was looking to get my resume shit on. I'll also be sending it to a few <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> that I have...

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Is it appropriate to ask a recruiter if..

irrationalexuberance

I was referred to a recruiter at a BB by someone else at the firm. The recruiter requested my resume and more information, which I then provided. The subsequent recommendation was that I should apply to the summer internship program. My question is whether it is professional to inquire of my likelih...

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Trading job

jk125

After graduating I didnt get a grad job, so worked at a prop house for six months, then operations for months. After that I got a job as a market risk analyst for about 1 year. Went travelling, worked as a teaders assistant for another 3 months. Before going on holiday I secured a grad job. i start ...

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Recruiter or Headhunter

alanc7

Has anyone had any luck using a recruiter or headhunter to land any IBank Interviews? If so, would you share who you used, a little about the experience, and would you recommend them to others? Thanks...

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Getting an interview

alanc7

How have people who did not attend a targeted school land a job in Investment Banking? What tactics did you use to get on their radar? Were you able to leverage Alumni or family relations? Any ideas and stories would be appreciated. My story - Graduated in 2002 B.S. in Finance from small priva...

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Applying multiple internship positions in the same company

MWMW

Hi everyone, I am applying for summer internship now and I know applying multiple posts might get rejected directly, However, my case might be a bit different. The company I am applying offers summer intern (for penultimate), apprenticeship (for non-penultimate) and off-cycle intern. And the depart...

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Transition from Corporate Finance into Investment Banking

Viable

Hello Monkeys, this is my first time posting on this forum, however, I have been lurking for quite some time! I am almost 3 years out of college and have been working in a Treasury group for a Fortune 500 Healthcare company - I have, up until recently, been working in the Capital Markets/Foreign Exc...

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Moving from Boutique to BB

icecold

What are the chances of making a move from a NYC boutique to a BB firm. I am currently interning/working with a boutique (analyst type role) and going to law school at night (top tier-2 school). I got my MBA (Finance) at the same place I did my undergrad and they gave it to me for free in a year. ...

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Morgan Stanley Reputation

eoinmeany

Can someone talk about Morgan Stanley's reputation (culture, actions)? People always mention things about Goldman's culture and their unity. I'm curious what people in the business think about MS. What are is the general talk about the people that work there and how they run their business. Thanks i...

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With or without recruiters?

Kenneth-Joo

I live in LA and have MFE degree, but I have only brokerage experience. I am currently looking for quant positions. Some recruiters (small recruiting firms) contacted me with some quant positions which I have already applied for. Should I find my job with recruiters or not? What is pros and cons?...

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How To Properly Follow Up Application

NYRBlueshirts

Hey guys, About me: from non-target currently unpaid intern at sell side shop. Essentially have been actively cold emailing/ networking for a little over a year with a reply ratio of 23% (over 300 emails) and maybe got about 10% on the phone. In short, saw a position from a buy-side shop that I thi...

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Career Fair Advice?

Kamchowder

Hey Monkeys, I will be heading to my first career fair and I am seeking your advice on how to act and create a positive impression on the bank's representatives. I read a few, and frankly, quite good posts on WSO regarding career fairs; however, most of the posts were old, so I am seeking more moder...

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Hedge Fund "startups"

kmbyr23

I live in Chicago and have been trying to find some kind of trading job for a while now, but let's just say I'm pretty under-qualified and most places don't even bother to formally reject me. My simulated portfolio would be pretty impressive if it was real money (trade primarily equity options and ...

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Positioning as a re-applicant

0sumgame

Hi all- When I was in the job market looking to jump ship from my then gig which I had been in for a year, I was interviewing for a role that I was extremely interested in. During the process, the opportunity fell off the grid because the it got cancelled/delayed etc. I ended up going to a differen...

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Societe Generale Overview help

TheBritishGuy

Hello, My first post here so please excuse any faux pas. I have two interviews for SocGen coming up in the next two weeks, my first is in Trade Support (operations) and my second is for Electronic Trading - both trainee positions. I have been researching SocGen for the interview but I was wonderi...

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Summer Internship in Boston?

natewentworth

Hi everyone, I'm a first-semester finance and accounting major at a non-target state school in Massachusetts and I'm interested in firms that offer full-time summer internships to people in my situation. I'm mostly interested in PE and IB (obviously), but I'm more than open to experiencing differen...

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Delaying start date of summer internship to July?

sparkydog

I'll be on an off-cycle internship from Jan to end June next year. So I just want to ask, is it possible to delay the start date of a summer program to early July? I understand some summer internships have structured training program, which means the start date is not flexible. Does anyone know ...

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Fitch Ratings Associate Analyst Interview

ad Gladium

I've got an interview coming up with Fitch Ratings as an Associate Analyst in their NYC office. I've been told that they have an excel modeling test and was hoping someone who may have gone through the process can give me some insight on what the modeling test may entail and also what technicals t...

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Economic Consulting Superday -- Anyone Have Some Tips?

brassmunkey

Not trying to rehash a subject, but I found that many of the responses to this topic were pretty old. I know a lot of other kids are hearing back about super days this time of year and I was hoping to gain some insight into the technicals that are likely to be asked at a economic consulting super da...

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Moelis SA IB Interview

helpinghand

Can anybody who's actually interviewed with them share some info about the process and what questions might be asked? Everyone on this board screams when they hear Moelis "the most technical thing in your life" but most of the people on this forum are also college kids in fresh year who have wanted...

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Structuring interview questions?

wannabecanarywharfer

Hi - I have an upcoming interview for a structuring position in equity derivatives. Can any practisioning structurer/trader/salesperson shed some light on some commonly asked questions? Btw I'm from a quant background. Many thanks for your help....

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KeyBank

thedesi

All - I have a phone screen with KeyBank, HQ'd in OH,USA for their IB Analayst position. Can someone provide more information as to how marketable one can be if he wants to move to a BB in 1-2 years? Any information and brainstorming is appreciated thedesi ...

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Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program - applications open

cloud9

For all you sophomores out there. Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program Applications are now open for the Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program! The Wall Street Immersion Program offers an opportunity to explore Credit Suisse through a four-day visit designed to give college soph...

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Pre-MBA (CFA 3 Cand.) Long-Only Analyst to Hedge Fund? NYC/CT

JRobi

Hey guys, So I'm a long-only analyst with a couple years of experience - pre-MBA and taking the third level of the CFA in June. I got really lucky by landing an analyst role at a value-bent long only shop straight out of undergrad because I do not have a finance degree (average GPA - mid 3's) and ...

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Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst HK: interview finalists, no response yet!

iviveen

I had final interview with GS Asia in mid Nov, top choice HK & Japan. HR has been emailing me all this time and still haven't made final decision, last week they said they have narrow down the finalists, and deciding what offer to make - I still haven't got reply, does anyone know what this means? i...

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Externship programs?

bluebanking

As a rising junior, I'm looking to get additional experience outside of my internship for this coming summer, and have been looking into leadership conferences and such in May and August. That being said, what banks offer externships similar to GCM Grosvenor's GALP program? Thanks. Edit: Specific...

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First round DB Tech in San Fran for SA position

chawhat

First round 30 min phone interview with DB tech group (SA) in 2 days. Does anyone have any information on this group or any advice on what to expect? ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GS Offer Process

warner_warner

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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