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I Need You, WSO + Its Time To Move - Asia Job Search

AsiaHunter

Long post ahead (will not apologize). Afternoon Monkeys, Long time lurker, first-time poster. It seems the flow of threads has decreased these months, but hopefully, many of you will read this / comment (even if just to complain about the length of it). First of, a bit of background. I...

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Most interviews in a row without receiving an offer?

famejranc

I'm 0/10 can anyone beat me? And why is it suggested that my speech and behavior are inadequate upon learning that I have been rejected so many times in a row? What if society is the problem?

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Unemployed and living in parents' basement, losing hope

freydo

Graduated in December, moved back to my parents' because I'm a worthless human being. Have applied to ~500 jobs, have had 10 phone interviews, 1 in-person interview. Have contacted ~80 alumni, barely any responses. Day after day, its the same fucking thing. Sending my...

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Non-Target with Great Experience and 4.0 GPA - How do I get people to talk to me when Networking or turn HR's head when I apply?

youngling

Hello everyone: I am on the cusp of sending cold emails to various analysts, associates, and VP's at Boutique and Middle Market Investment Banks in specifically the Boston area. I recognize the importance of networking for a non-target; however, I want to make sure before I start networking with th...

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Politely turning down offer for firm you want to work for in different division?

Rjt121

I’m a couple years removed from college (east coast, large state school, non-target, Poli Sci degree) and have worked in ops at ML and currently have been selling enterprise software for about 2 years. I have an offer from MS to work in their PWM division as an analyst at a large field office. Ho...

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Networking and trying to lateral internally?

ProspectiveWiseMan

I am currently looking at moving internally at my current firm and have had no luck through applying on the internal job portal (have not even had the opportunity to speak to anyone). I am in a risk/finance function and would like to try and lateral internally (willing to drop a corporate grade too...

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How to approach networking post graduation?

T. Brosevelt

I’ve come to the realization that without networking, the likelihood of me landing any role is pretty slim. During undergrad, I had a job that allowed me to meet people. I even met some guy who worked in PE that was friendly and helpful but eventually lost touch…which I definitely regret now. N...

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No Sophomore Summer Internship - What Now?

Bjoon

Hey all, A little about myself: I'm a target school student (Ross / Berkeley / Cornell AEM ) with a 3.84 GPA. I've relied on the target status as well as GPA to carry me for a while, but now I'm sort of panicking as I'm recruiting without much relevant experience. I've worked at many nonprofits and...

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Transition to Capital Markets

brit1892

Is it possible to transition from Commercial Banking to ECM or DCM? I am currently working for a large middle market bank as a financial analyst, and have thought about the idea of transferring in the future. Although, ECM is more interesting to me, I am imagining DCM would be more easily transfera...

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JP Morgan Global Finance and Business Management Program Internship

Brzig

Hi everyone! I hope that everyone is doing well. I was offered a summer internship with JP Morgan in a rotational finance program in NYC. The title of the program is Global Finance and Business Managment( I cant link because I am new) This seems like it would be a mix of corporate finance and manage...

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How to find an IB internship with 2.3 GPA after 1st year of college?

Younghotyellow

Is there a way if I'm from a target school? Or should I just forget about internship and focusing on raising my gpa until end of 2nd or 3rd year?...

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What do I have a shot at realistically?

Trump Republican

I'm a late 20s software developer looking to make a career switch into finance. I don't want to continue programming and I find markets much more interesting than code. I've decided to apply to M7 schools. Top 100 US Bachelors of Science in CS 3.7 GPA 3 years working as a software lead at startups ...

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BP IST middle-office Chicago

MXJ60606

Hello All - I have been working in listed derivatives trading my entire 18 year career. The last 12 I have been working as an inter-dealer execution broker for listed options. I work under a larger umbrella, my profit center is essentially autonomous. Although I've worked hard and curated my book, ...

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Salesforce or Nasdaq ?

Evidence07

Hi Guys, I have the opportunity to work as sales in top 2 firms in New York: - Salesforce (Sales Development Representative) - Nasdaq : Inside Sales Specialist I am a crypto / Equity investor, pay is relatively the same, What would be your preference please ? Best...

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Equity fund -> Rx banking -> Credit fund?

Big_Muffin

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JP Morgan Intern Interview London 2019

hiddenname

I had a HireVue interview with JP Morgan for an entry off cycle internship position in London. When I log into their website, it says that my application is under consideration. How long does it usually take them to reply? Also, do you think if they rejected me, they would do it quickly enough and...

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Want to move to PE/VC from BD -- Am I making the right decision?

ukwho55

Dear nice people, please help me. I do not know if I am making the right decision. Currently, I am working for a private tech company in a business development role. I have had product management background in various tech companies as well, I must say, I am can provide a comfortable life for mysel...

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Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

TheDebtStar

I tried cold messaging a guy from a firm I'm interested in and it led me to LinkedIn premium. The first month free, $29.99 a month after that. It allows you to direct message recruiters (don't really care), see who's viewed your profile (aka which "friends" of yours are stalking your profile), be a...

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Does taking linear algebra improve employment chances in finance? How about consulting? General thoughts on the subject.

GooseClimb

Ok so as the title says, considering taking linear algebra or financial accounting. Probably won't end up in finance exactly but likely consulting. Also considering some data science tracks. Thoughts on the importance of linear algebra vs. financial accounting? Do employers take notice of linear alg...

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FRBNY Summer 2019 Internship

cyclistdude

Has anyone had any word on internships with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York? I got contacted for a phone interview, but then they kept pushing out dates for the interview, then went on complete radio silence near Christmas time. I have contacts with the bank trying to find out what happened to ...

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How to break into DC commercial real estate brokerage from scratch?

010anonymous010

I have been working as a nutritionist assistant at a student hospital for the past two years out of undergrad. I recently moved out of state into DC in the past week and have given myself a month to set up new apartment. I am intent on switching career tracks and breaking into the commercial real es...

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Need to pick between UMich Ross and USC Marshall, any advice?

s121

Hello everyone, I am a HS senior who has interest going into the VC or PE space (I would ideally like to work with a company who specializes in early stage investment, but obviously I’m fine with both early and late). I would ideally like to work at someone else’s firm for a few years after co...

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Athos Partners Interview

momoky

Anyone interviewed with this firm before?...

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Graduated from Target five years ago. Trying to move into finance now...

lazaruslurcel

Hey guys, So five years ago I graduated from a mid ivey and have been working in marketing since. I've worked for a few startups and am currently at a F500 but really want to transition into the finance sector if possible. Is there anyway for me to get an entry level position to work my way up the...

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Career change from government econometrics to finance

hutchins

New to WSO. Sorry, but here goes another "change careers" question. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My background is in government consulting. Specifically, I do econometric analysis for policy impacts (a lot of Stata work, but not just a Stata monkey). I have a top 10 undergrad degree in ...

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Does anyone have a list of family offices in North America?

Iceshift

Hi everyone, Been doing a couple gigs in investment banking for the past few years, but not sure if the whole thing is for me. I think family offices might be a better environment for me. With that said, does anyone have a list of of FOs I can reach out to? Willing to relocate anywhere in North Am...

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Short Easy Assistance Please:Is using the word guy in a cover letter to casual?

ASC_842

Got the interview. Thanks all. Content minimum length is set to 100 characters, 66 to go +3 more? ...

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Salary Expectations in Scandinavia - Sweden/Copenhagen

bcrew13

I will be completing my MBA in Denmark next year coming from the USA, and was curious if anyone knows the salary compares to USA? There is higher vacation and benefits for Scandinavian countries, and pay does seem to be lower, but how much lower? What would the salary differences be for PE? IB? MBB...

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GS Experienced Hire No Cover Letter

haloumi88

I'm trying to apply to a position through Goldman's website as an experienced hire and as far as I can see there's no place to attach a cover letter. The only attachment you can make is for a resume. How have others approached this? Attach the cover letter to the resume as a single document? Only su...

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Should I tell them of my ulterior motives?

a5hleybmw

So I am a retail trader trying to get my foot in the door at hedge funds. I have seen a posting for an administrative assistant for which I am more than qualified for, infact probably overqualified. In my cover letter is it advisable to say that my first love is the markets and trading and that I ...

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Acknowledge Small Interview Mistake in Thank you Email?

Making Gravy

Had a great interview today where everything went well and we really hit it off, except after the paper LBO IRR calc, I accidentally said 28% IRR on 2.5x CoC instead of 20% IRR on 2.5x CoC. **Do I acknowledge this minor error** in my thank you email (e.g., PS And, as soon as you left the room, rea...

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Any benefit in completing the BIWS course?

T. Brosevelt

Hello everyone, I’m currently trying to break into any position; not set on high finance. Literally any position related to finance. I don’t have much experience except for a shitty PWM internship during undergrad. I’m currently at an extremely popular start up. I’m a part of “financial o...

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How far to negotiate an offer?

xakukuguga

Hey all, received an offer which I feel is a low ball offer. Should I attempt to negotiate with HR? If so, how far should I go before just fucking it and saying I am not interested? My concern here is that if I do indeed get my way after some negotiation, I may piss HR off in the process. Not a goo...

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Failed Fintech Venture-23 Years Old

Zaysap Rockie

Hi all, I am in a precarious position and I feel like this is the only site where people truly understand my struggle. I am a 23 year old graduate of a non-target (top 30 according to US News and World Report). This May will mark my second year since graduation. As the title states, I have just ...

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GPA rounding question (kinda unique circumstances)

malidsty

I'm currently a senior at a fairly prestigious university in the US. Barring any unforeseen emergencies, I anticipate that I'll graduate this spring with roughly a 3.31-3.32 cumulative GPA (my major GPA is virtually identical, maybe about .01-.02 higher). This is roughly average for my school; I bel...

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Applying to JPM London from the US

anewmonkey122

Hey guys I am currently an international student (non-european) in the United States. I am applying for an off-cycle internship position at JPMorgan in London. I was wondering if they even considered international students that that are studying in a different country. Do you know any non-UK peopl...

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Background Check-Order of Protection

und14

Without getting into the specifics, I had a civil order of protection recently issued against me. I am in the final stage of the interviewing process with a non-bank (lev fin) lender. Does anyone have insight into whether or not that would show up on a background check? Do these types of firms dig d...

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How to Break Into AM/ER (My Situation)

Macallan 25

Hello Folks, Wanted to get some tips on how to break into AM/ER in the next year. I'm at a mid tier MSF program on the east coast. I could not get into any formal summer internships - recently had an ER superday at a MM bank but did not get the job. Here are my questions: 1) What kind of internshi...

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Advice: Should I see out my notice period when I know I am being made redundant at the end of it?

Ashbeck2l

So I currently work at a London based trading company. In exactly 2 months time, the company will cease to exist and relocate under a new umbrella. My notice period is 2 months. Given the time I have been at the company I am not entitled to redundancy pay and have started looking for jobs. Some of ...

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Advice on job seeking in HK

chen2485

Hi all, My first post. I am about to graduate from one of the best MFE programs in the US, and I am looking for quant/trading related opportunities in HK. I am not sure whether it's short of experience, timing or distance issue, it's hard for me to get an interview for those opportunities I found, ...

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Locked down internship, what to do?

Warren's Buffet

Hey WSO, so I got an internship for summer 2020, but I am free this summer and have a place that might be interested in taking me on. Should I mention that I have an internship for 2020 since they are similar firms and the CEOs are actually both friends? Or should I not say anything about that? Not ...

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Global Atlantic Financial Group Reputation?

vjunior60

Does anyone have any more details about GAFG? Im currently trying to work in IB, but was wondering if a sophomore summer investment internship at GAFG would be beneficial for junior summer recruiting or would I be better off interning at a boutique. ...

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Choosing between very different offers

mike3120

I've lucked out recently and received three offers for opportunities after graduation in May. My only problem right now is that they all are pretty different and I'm not sure which to pick. The first is an FLDP type program at a F500 (insurance co.) where I'd do three year-long rotations that would...

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Leaving top BB for quant HF after less than a year

qm123

Hi, First off, I am grateful to be in a position to make this decision. However, it has been stressful, and I am really torn. Currently working at top BB (think GS/MS/JPM) AM arm as a first year analyst. Long term plan was always moving into quant HF after 1-2 years-ish. I took the AM BB job first...

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MBB Sophomore Year; how to network for junior year?

karabiber1

Hello! I currently attend a fairly prestigious school (non-US), top 20 worldwide. I study economics & accounting & my GPA is above a 3.7. For my freshman year, I interned at a big 4 company in their management consulting department at a European location, and for my sophomore year (this summer) I w...

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Follow up with MD or HR

newday2live

Is it discouraged to follow up with the MD for an update on the interview even if you don't hear back from the HR after following up? It's been 2+weeks....

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hear back Hirevue SA London GS/JPM/MS

Bananawarz

Hey, is there anyone who heard back from JPM/GS/MS Summer Analyst Hirevue interviews? If yes: when, which division and how much time did it take do hear back after your Hirevue? Cheers! ...

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schools near sarjapur road

foundation

The Foundation school was established in 2009. The school follows a methodology that helps children learn through hands on activities and experiential learning. Children at The Foundation School are seen not as consumers who need external entertainment, but as producers who interact with various lea...

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Canadian looking to break into the hedge fund industry in the US/UK

momtl

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

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How Many Internships is too many

cbj2019

I am a non-target with a 3.8+ gpa from the midwest who has had previous internship experience with a large late-stage VC firm abroad. I am delaying graduation to pursue internship opportunities for the spring, summer, and fall. I have optained an IB internship with a small boutique in New York, sti...

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What do you say when recruiters ask "What is your current comp?"

LDNFinance

Searched the forum for an answer to this but all previous threads seem to focus how to answer this question to negotiate a higher comp offer. I've reached the point in my career where I've gained a couple years under my belt post undergrad. At this point, the volume of calls/emails/LinkedIn IM's t...

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Too old. Do I do an MBA or JD or MBA/JD?

Zeknichov

I'm 30yos with 5 years of Commercial Banking experience. I've tried to break into IB and Corporate Banking which are the only two areas of finance, besides PE, I am interested in working in but I failed at breaking into either. The feedback I'm getting now is that I'm too old. No one wants to hire ...

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List of Small/Medium Investment Management Firms in Orange County?

fomo120

Hi all, Recent graduate here looking for recommendations on investment management companies based/with office in Orange County (preferably Irvine/Mission Viejo area). I have some WM internship experience but don't really have any financial modeling experience, so smaller companies or satellite off...

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lynda courses

jialopet

I am looking to learn about coding for python, java and SQL and become stronger in excel. They have some 2-3 hours courses and I have access to lynda the learning online software. Has anyone ever used it to learn how to code and/or strengthen your data analytics/excel skills? If yes, how was your ex...

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Applying for Jobs in Other US Cities?

Londinium23

I currently live in the DC area and have a background in politics/public affairs but I am unhappy in my current industry for a variety of reasons. I am trying to transition over towards working in energy as I have some background in that combined with a masters degree from a top target school. Howe...

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Machine Learning Certification

Rithu-Rawat

Credo Systemz Machine Learning Course In Chennai.Will Make You Proficient In The Techniques And Concepts Involved In Machine Learning. These Concepts Include Mathematical And Heuristic Aspects, Supervised And Unsupervised Learning And Hands-On Modeling To Develop Algorithms. With These Concepts, You...

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internship questions for SA 2019

jayrock193

1. How much can one expect to make as an investment banking summer analyst? 2. What are the 10 best companies to work for & why? 3. I a rising sophomore. Do you have any tips to help me in securing an internship?...

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How to find a mentor?

flyovercityanalyst

How would you recommend finding a meaningful mentor? Specific example.. I am in a role that I enjoy and make solid money at, however, I know it is not where I want to be long-term. What ways can I go about finding a mentor that does what I want to do long-term in order to best understand their world...

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Should I take an unpaid internship

mtnclimber

I currently a Junior finance major. I was just offered an unpaid internship position at a small family office private equity firm. I am going to be doing actual company analysis so I believe it to be illegal to not pay me. I am not interested in being taken advantage of. I think he uses interns ...

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Remote Finance Jobs

gator10

Good Morning Monkies, After living in a major city for the last 4 years I've decided I want to move and live on a mountain... mostly just Tahoe. Do remote finance jobs exist? Like ones that pay $90k+? It doesn't look good but just putting it out there. Thx ...

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Intern Looking for Advice

18KIntern

I'm an intern at an Asset Management firm with a 1st Class Honours Degree which is equivalent to a 4.0 GPA in Mathematics and Finance from a non-target university. Currently I am trying to break into I.B, preferably ECM or M&A division. I am contemplating doing CFA Level 1 in 2019. Does anyone know ...

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Putting previous CAREER experience in CV?

Distracted

Hi, everyone! As the title suggests, I wanted to ask you if it was a good idea to put my previous exp. from a different career path. Now, I know this is not related to finance, but I learned a lot, I did many presentations to different clients and I got a lot of confidence in my leadership and "so...

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Signature Estate & Investment Advisors (SEIA) Junior Financial Analyst Any info?

fomo120

Hi all, There is a possibility that I will have an interview with Signature Estate & Investment Advisors (SEIA) at their Newport Beach office. I am interested in the Junior Analyst position and was wondering if anyone had any insights into their interview process (either Newport Beach or L.A. offi...

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FT BB Offer Signed, Rescind for Delayed Graduation?

rznwslerhg

I completed a summer internship at a BB and received/signed an offer for FT. After speaking with my college, I'm missing one distribution requirement course that will have to be completed during the summer (3-week course that ends before FT start date). I am still allowed to walk for graduation, bu...

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Struggling with complacency/feelings of underachieving after accepting FT offer

g keep

Hey everyone, I'm a senior at a private non-target needing some advice about FT prospects. Just for context: ~3.7 GPA, decent internship experience (F500, MM, ER), and heavily involved with my school's investment fund. I had a few BB FT super days but unfortunately nothing panned out. I interviewed ...

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Hopeless aug 18 Grad no experience

eps5227

Direct admit to IU Kelly finance, then, after freshman year, last minute due to unforeseen circumstances transferred to a more overall "prestigious" state school more east, and was told I had too many credits to apply for their business school upon arrival. I graduated in August with a degree in hum...

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Turning down the video interview

daleyrobben

I applied for a coporate finance position and I was asked to do something is called “video interview” where I have to record myself answering pre-set questions. I refused to do that, because it would be uncomfortable, I'm adamant to record myself. Any thoughts on video interview system? I'm c...

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Asset management to investment banking?

AM2IB

Looking for advice from anyone who has gone from AM to IB. I tried applying to a number of boutique firms knowing that it would be borderline impossible to get into a BB with no experience and a degree from a non-target. No responses yet. I am pursuing CFA since that is applicable to both AM and IB,...

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Worried about background check

bobthebuilder45

As part of the hiring process, I've been asked to go through a background check. The company performing the background check is First Advantage. iIn my resume I've got terminated from one of my past internships. Beyond that, I've had great internships. Should I be worried? Thanks in advance!...

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S&T Analyst transition after 8 months

gostate11

Hi all, Currently a 1st year analyst in the S&T program of a top BB. Sit in macro derivative sales and have been ranked as a top performer in our first review cycle. However, I am not at all satisfied with the actual work as a sales analyst (feels like I just chase the desk for prices and copy and ...

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Career switch: law to IB. How to make it happen?

Law2IB

I’m a 2L (second year law student) and will be working at a top corporate firm this summer (think Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Paul Weiss, etc.) doing M&A work. In all likelihood, this will result in an offer to return full time after graduation. However, I’m looking to transitio...

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Should I include HR work experience in my CV?

Jademan10

Hello, I am applying to finance internship positions (I studied economics) and basically the only work experience I ever had was in HR. Will this actively work against me if I include it in my cv? I ask because maybe HR has a negative reputation. So the question is: is it better to include it or n...

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Non target/ Low GPA/ No internships

Jamscan

Hi I just graduated this past December from Baruch College with a degree in Finance. My GPA is a 3.024 and my major GPA isn't much higher because I did very poorly in econometrics. Throughout college I worked full time as a waitress/ bartender where I made a lot more than I think I can make not at a...

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Microsoft PM vs. MBB vs. Hedge Funds

arthurtheking

Currently: undergraduate at a target school Wondering about recruiting for MBB consulting. Why: Even though I come from a tech background, I find that I'm generally more interested in strategic problems and in working on business cases. Other factors: -Do not care a whole lot about work/life ba...

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DRW Trading Software Engineer interview questions

Pranav-Sharat

Have a technical interview with DRW after successfully passing their first round coding test. I don't know if I should focus more on math/probability or review key concepts in programming. Any advice would be greatly appreciated....

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Oxford PPE => HK/ NYC internships => HK/ NYC full time position

jnx123

How easy would it be to do this? I understand HK recruits solely from Oxbridge/ HYPS, but I'm assuming, in general, they're more interested in HK nationals studying at the 6 schools. I think Oxford is viewed as roughly equal to HYPS in NYC (please correct me if I'm wrong). I'm a British citizen an...

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Finding a role in Credit/market Risk

Lolla2691

I’m currently in a Corporate Treasury Risk function at a BB firm, trying to move into Credit or Market risk but it’s been difficult to do externally. Most recruiters don’t give me a chance since I don’t have precise Credit or Market work experience, but I’m intelligent and passionate about...

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**Networking: Next steps - informational interview**

Anonymous Monkey

###Backstory I recently made a solid connection with a VP at a regional IB who plays a large part in recruiting at his firm. I reached out via LinkedIn (I don't do this anymore, don't rip my networking strategy just yet). He followed up the morning of the call and asked for my resume. I had a mini p...

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Engineering to WS with no internships

vctrm6

I realize how unlikely this probably is, but I figured I might as well give it a shot. I'm an engineering major (not EE or CS) at a top engineering school but generally a semi-target for finance/consulting firms. I've done very well academically (3.9+ GPA) and have good ECs, so as you can imagine, t...

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Tech / Startup Background looking to break into a career in Finance, advice needed

patrickarchambeau

Hey all, As the title suggests I’m looking to move fields from Tech / Startups to Finance and could use some advice. I am trying to sort out what positions / sectors of Finance my current background could best be leveraged in so that I do not have to just start out at an entry level position like...

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ER to buyside PM or ER to IB to buyside?

goldenrule

Hi guys, Curious to your thoughts on my best course of action. Currently in ER at a EB. I was a lateral hire in early 2018. What do you think is the best route I should take. Stay in ER for another 3 years and try to get a PM role at a HF or go for an IB role? Additionally, how is the hiring / rec...

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Longterm & Transferable skills from Underwiting Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans

ASC_842

I'm keeping an open mind but if things don't work out within mortgage underwriting I'd like to have some transferable skills. I don't work in the industry so I need to ask. Thank you...

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Aircraft Finance & Leasing

ManU10

Does anyone have any insight into careers within aircraft leasing? What is the typical career path, salary, exit opps, main players, etc.? I haven't been able to find much information due to it being such a niche industry. Would an aircraft appraiser (e.g. ASCEND) be a good place to start?...

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Best way to Quant: ML Engineer in Tech or Regular Software Dev in Finance?

mariska888

If I eventually wanted to do Quant at Two Sigma, HRT, etc., which route is the best: 1. ML Engineer in Google / Facebook / etc., or 2. Regular Devs at those firms, and then do internal transfer? Option #1 pros: - those finance firms are hot for ML specialists, and greatly value engineers from G/FB...

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Trying to get out of OPS

Lu peet

Here's the situation: I am currently working in a BO OPS role at a medium sized hedge fund. I have an opportunity to take a job at a commercial real estate brokerage. I also plan on applying to an MBA program once I have enough work experience (only 2 years so far). I definitely want to get out of ...

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Sophomore,

dmin01

I'm currently a sophomore at a good school (NYU but I'm not in stern so I don't know if it's considered target) studying for a degree in mathematics and considering working towards a masters in applied math. Didn't really make any use of my first three semesters and I just recently realized I wanted...

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Econ Consulting vs Finance Career

El Boccia

Hi all, I am a final year Economics master student from a leading university in Western Europe. High GPA, I have one internship in research and one in economics consulting in London (think NERA, Brattle, Frontier). I missed the banking SA recruiting but hope to get something out from offcycles, e...

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Quant Trader internship position at Akuna

wzh_fcb

Hi everyone, I received an email of a phone interview invitation for quant trader internship at Akuna. I found a few relevant answers online but not that detailed. I was wondering if anyone has been in the hiring process and could potentially share some inputs with me, I'd greatly appreciate it! T...

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Telephone interview - stock pitch

maddy.ap

Guys, I have a phone interview with a PM coming up on Tuesday and wanted to prepare a stock pitch just in case he asks me about one. I wrote up a pitch covering three drivers of the company, valuation etc but its around 3 minutes long. Now, I am thinking if that is too long? I ask because I have ne...

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Career in Finance - but also lots of time to travel

stephb5215

Hello. I'm a 3rd year student at University of Toronto in Rotman Commerce and I'm looking into a career in finance (IB, PE, HF all great). I interned last summer for 10 weeks at Goldman here in Toronto and really enjoyed it. I've been thinking more about what specifically I would like to pursue and...

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Career switch from property developer to ___?

wso91

Hi all, I'm looking for some career advice. To introduce myself, I'm a Management Trainee (MT) in a property developer in Hong Kong. I've worked in my current firm for 1.5 years and am about to complete my MT program. I've gained experience in Residential Sales and Leasing on top of CRM Marketing th...

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Opportunities for graduating seniors who missed the traditional recruiting timeline

anewmonkey122

Hi, I am an international student at a target university. I have decided to do finance pretty late (basically last semester), and it took me a while to figure out what's going on. I missed the typical recruiting cycle and I feel like everyone around me already has offers which is really depressing...

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Parent company & spin off business entity interviews

smokay72

This past week, i had an opportunity to interview 2 different FP&A positions. One from the parent company (old fasion brick & mortar) and another from a spin off of the same parent company (high tech). When talking to HR, they asked me if i have interviewed any other place. I just told them I'm pass...

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First year internship: ER/ECM vs PE

Det. Donald Kimball

Hi, question from a London student: I have a mixed midcap ECM/ER internship or a PE internship (also middle/regional market) to choose from for the summer after first year (both in Germany). I want to do a summer internship in M&A the summer after second year in London. What should I choose to be...

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Scotiabank Global Risk Management Associate Program

monkhay

I'm curious to know if anyone is familiar with Scotiabank's global risk management internship program? What I will be doing and exit opps? In the Credit Risk position. Here is a small description. Global Risk (GRM) - Credit Risk plays a leadership role in establishing the Bank's credit risk appetit...

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Sophomore corp-dev internship -- Helpful for Junior SA IBD?

NorthernAmerican

Hi WSO, I just received an offer to work in Corp Dev at an F500 TMT company. How well will this internship prepare me well for Junior Year SA IBD recruiting? Would it be better to get an IBD/PE internship? Thanks in advance....

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Intern at a Credit Rating Agency

crunch276

I'm about to intern at a Credit Rating Agency in a couple of weeks and i was wondering if anyone had any pointers as to how i could best prepare myself? I've been brushing up on my financial accounting and looking at excel. Does anyone currently work at a CRA/have previous experience who could give ...

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target school + varied finance experience: how to leverage?

ankram

Okay lads, let me get to the point. I went to a target undergrad with strong majors and GPA (a little over 3.6). Like a total jabroni, I had no idea / preparation career wise. Thought a good job would fall in my lap and when it didn't, I worked at shit-tier consulting firm in SF for a year. Went ba...

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Boutique consulting questions

PJeightseven

Graduating from college this May, I've managed to land an offer at a boutique consulting firm in NYC. The boutique works exclusively with PE firms, though it seems to be mainly in an executive search capacity. I'm not sure what exit opportunities would look like but starting comp is solid at aroun...

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What makes you refer a candidate/pass along a resume

Chicago60007

Hey ibankers, I am 1.5 years out of undergrad working in industry (strategy role). I want to move into an ibanking analyst role, but the battle has been uphill. Every role listing seems to require previous ibanking experience of some sort, which I clearly do not have. Everyone tells me networking ...

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Obtaining a Job With Language on U5

rookie-advisor

Hello, I am currently looking to get back into the financial services industry. To make a long story short, I want to cut to the chase. I was terminated from my previous job at Wells Fargo, the official language on my U5 states that I was terminated for NON-INVESTMENT RELATED ACTIVITY, in specific...

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Pathway to IR/Marketing role

leditor_1

I have an undergrad degree in Liberal Arts from a decent school but no actual finance training. I worked in an admin assistant role for a year in AM and grew interested in IR/marketing or something tangentially ops related. Otherwise my work experience is weak, I'm currently unemployed, and so I'm a...

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Unpaid Internship in Commercial Lending? - Worth it?

UserInformation

I know there are many discussions here on whether or not unpaid internships are worth it, so don't think I'm posting this because of lack of initiative to read on my own. I'm asking specifically if commercial lending experience (unpaid) would be at all applicable to IB in an unpaid position. I would...

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