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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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Top 10 Undergrad, Top 10 MBA... Unemployed 3 months, 2 not great offers to decide between

NotFunEmployed

My story: - did a degree at a top 10 undergrad - a few years consulting at a small place focused on industry A - Went to top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> - Did internship in strategy for largecap firm in industry A - Switched to...

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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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Sophomore Internship: Does company name matter?

awk2129

As a rising sophomore myself, I often have varying advise from upperclassmen about how to approach my upcoming internships since I am an engineering major interested in finance/investment banking. While some suggested that I should apply for internships from well-known companies like Apple and Googl...

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Laid Off, Next Steps?

lawst cawse

Turns out I was laid off this week. This is a burner account - want to be kept anonymous for obvious reasons: First job out of college was an associate buy-side gig on the East Coast (not NY, think Boston, DC, CT, etc.). I was by no means a special student (went to a non-target school) but ended up...

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Shell TDP 2019

Jeng212

Other thread won't let me view the second page of comments. Anyone who had a phone interview heard back about the role? ...

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URGENT: CIB Strategy at JP Morgan

suv8080

Hi, Does anybody have any idea about this CIB Strategy group at JP Morgan? Has anyone had an interview there? Any kinds of information would be appreciated. Many thanks!...

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Feeling down, hoping for some career advice

Skinnayyy

So I'm in the point of my life where I'm married, have a 1 year, and make a decent amount of money that I don't want to give up my lifestyle to take on a lesser paid position. However, after graduating with an MBA from Fordham (I know not top tier) my wife and I were moving back to Michigan for fa...

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Shell TDP

Jeng212

Other thread won't let me view the second page of comments. Anyone who had a phone interview heard back about the role? ...

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I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.

donquixote2929

Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My job is i...

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Question about Ambiguous parts of Networking

2020econgut

Once you get on a call with someone at a firm and ask questions about the bank or fund, what do you typically do? I understand you generally want to ask for a referral to speak with someone else but when do you start talking about applications? As in, say I talk to 3-4 people at a bank, do I shoot...

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RE>MBA>Boutique HF intern>Automotive Strategy & Ops.. Now what?

BigBadBrownWolf

Hey all, Been thinking of joining the forum for years, today finally decided to dive in. So my story is: I worked with a mid-size Real Estate Investment and Development opportunistic firm for 6 years and moved up quickly to a VP position in 6 years. The fact the firm was family owned had a glass ...

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How Should I Go About This?

Xohs

Hello, I have been networking very hard with a BB bank. I recently got to know everyone on this team very well and even had a reputable connection refer me to them. A job recently opened up on the team and I reached out to an MD and asked if I can personally send him my resume. He responded by sayi...

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Capital One: Transitioning Internally from Software Engineer to either Project Manager or Business Analyst. Which one to go with

manoftheyear

I've been a software engineer at Capital One for about one year now and found it's not for me. I reached out to HR and was told I could make a lateral move into their Project Management Rotation Program (MRP) or their Analyst Development Program (ADP) upon a successful interview. ADP is more selec...

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My dad is a plumber. What should I do?

F9 - Update

I'm going into banking. My dad is a plumber. What should I do when asked, "Hey, so what's your old man do?" ...

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Resume Objective Section

concretejunglemonkey

Should I add an objective section at the top of my resume? Applying for sa 2020 and I had someone look over my resume and they suggested adding it. Is this common/expected?...

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F500 FLDP to PWM Help

rothbard814

WSO, I'm currently finishing up my 2-year FLDP program in a T3 city and have been trying to break into PWM. I have a relatively strong resume with another F500 internship and a strong GPA from a non-target. I have also completed my CFP coursework with intentions of taking the exam when I get into t...

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Undecided between Buy Side and Sell Side

Imavillan

Currently doing an internship in equity research. Before this, I did 6 months in compliance in an asset management firm. I graduate next year from university and I still don't know whether I want to join the buy side or the sell side. I like IB but I'm also very interested in investing. How should I...

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Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017

Karn231

Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the Goldman Sachs VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread for it. From my understanding, VIP 2016 and the program in the years preceding it had a three stage vetting system: 1.) Phone Interview 2.) Phone Interview with a VP or MD 3.) Super-d...

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BB Technology Sophomore Internship - how to move forward?

kelaita

I'm an incoming junior CS + math/econ minor at a low-mid semi target (albeit top CS) public, and I'm worried I made a mistake accepting my current (sophomore summer) internship at a BB, seeing as my goal is front office finance. The internship is part of their summer technology analyst program, whic...

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Risk or trade desk support internship (pensions)

internsummers910

I have 2 internship offers, both at pensions in Canada One is in a strategy/risk group where I'll be looking at risk of private and public investments The other is in a smaller pension on the trade floor supporting the various desks where I'll get exposure to a few different desks A mathematical fin...

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Moving from S&T (Macro Rates Sales) to the Buyside

bateman2.0

I'm looking to generate some ideas for the next few years as my bank only promotes some 30% of Analyst level salespeople to the associate level. Everyone else either moves around the bank to other groups/areas in the front office or goes to the buy side. My question is, what roles would be available...

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Recently Qualified Big 4 Accountant in Tax Haven

ArcticPanda

Hi guys, So, I recently qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) at a Big 4 accounting firm in Audit. However, understandably, I now think it is time to move on. I have been talking to local recruiters to find out what is available locally. Because I live in a "Tax Haven" jurisdiction, there are...

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Sell-Side or Buy-side internship

Nick6802

Title is pretty self-explanatory. I have a 2020 internship offer from both sides and looking to hear what factors played into your decision for choosing one or the other. Thanks ...

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How to break into Finance?

shaunmaj9

Hello all, this is my first post here and I would really appreciate any advice! I have a BA in Economics from a top 10 or 13 public school with a 3.0 GPA. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a doctor in college but I didn't have the grades. I took Biology post-bacc courses at my local state school to ...

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What do you spend money on to improve your job search?

rakegenerator

Hello WSO, I'm a (Canadian) student still looking to break into the industry. I think there are quite a few products and services out there that seem to be worth paying for. What items do you guys believe are the best bang-for-buck? Examples include WSO services, LinkedIn Premium, Hunter.io upgrade,...

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Accenture Research Analyst vs. KPMG Advisory

b8978523

Hey All, Has anyone heard of how Accenture's Research Analysts fit into the overall structure? It's a rotational program with transition into Corporate Functions. Alternatively, I also have options with KPMG Advisory as well. Ideally I'd like to go into MC or Strategy, which I believe the KPMG ro...

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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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FRB of New York Instant job rejection

jehoheo1991

Hi everyone, Does any have information regarding FRB of New York hiring process and qualifications? I got instant rejection regarding rotational analyst program via e-mail. Wondering what is going on in there. ...

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Starting a new job and scared shitless - how to manage self doubt?

AspiringSage

After a three year stint in consulting, I was tired of packing suitcases. But the grind was worth it. After a short search period, I was able to land exactly the job I wanted in industry. Compensation, work culture, colleagues almost every aspect seems to be a perfect fit from the outside. Howeve...

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Internal transfer from one department to another - from intern this summer to summer analyst next summer

MidlengthAlbum

Hello. I'm currently interning in PWM at a BB. I'd like to move to S&T or AM next summer. How hard will this be? I recently looked through Outlook and found that I have contact info for everyone at the firm. My boss already said he'd support me doing this, and can reach out/back me up for this mo...

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Should I try to ask for an internship for a seemingly "rejected" job hiring decision?

Level 100 Magikarp

Hi, I will try to keep it short and sweet. Looking for some advice before I do something stupid. **Background** * Graduated 5 years ago at semi-target * I currently work as commercial real estate broker (investment sales) but I'm very interested in development or asset management * I have my CF...

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Trying to find a Finance job after college but I've only had experience in insurance sales

kp342

Hello everyone, I graduated from college last year with bachelors in Finance. Throughout my college life, I worked in auto and life insurance sales as it didn't require for me to be at the office for 40 hours and it helped me focus on my college. However, now that I've graduated I am having a hard ...

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PWM Intern unsure of job prospects.

H.E. Penny Packer

First post ever on this site, not exactly sure if this fits the type rhetoric that goes on here but I digress: Hey all, I am your average Joe but call me M. Large state school graduate in May 19, BBA in Finance also average GPA 3.0+. Came from a single mother and low income family. Free tuition a...

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Do final year of school remotely to work at boutique PE firm?

Dukala

Hey all. I'm being recruited by a boutique PE firm that wants me to start an internship in the fall and finish my final year of school remotely (~3hr away geographically). It's do-able because one of the guys there did the same thing last year and he's the one who recommended they approach me. Som...

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No internship junior summer FLDP

Mtml_81

I’m a coming senior at a non-target school (top 60 bschool) graduating in May 2020. My dream would be to get a job in an FLDP once graduated. I am graduating with a double major in Finance and Accounting expecting to have a high GPA (3.9-4.0) My problem is I have almost no relevant work experience...

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No internship junior summer

Mtml_81

I’m a coming senior at a non-target school (top 60 bschool) graduating in May 2020. My dream would be to get a job in an FLDP once graduated. I am graduating with a double major in Finance and Accounting expecting to have a high GPA (3.9-4.0) My problem is I have almost no relevant work experience...

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Giving up is not an option

ebitdamnnn

Hey everyone, I am struggling right now. I lost my job back in August of 2018. I was let go from my job because the firm was losing clients left and right. They just laid a bunch of others off and fired the CEO. Before I was let go I wanted to make a transition to ER and was in the process of apply...

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Resume Critique - Canadian Chimp seeking Internships

rakegenerator

As resume (imgur link) below implies, no real finance experience. Interested in ER/PE/AM/HF/IB in that order. Please critique and don't go easy on me! Original: imgur.com/a/uSBpN2w Edit 1: imgur.com/a/hjaVi09 Removed subbullets, edited main bullets, created "stock market competitions" entry, "modifi...

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Bouncing Back After Not Getting Job Offer

gcoo

After a nearly 2 month long process, and 4 interviews, I was told I would not be getting an offer from my dream job. This was a boutique REPE opportunity in Palo Alto, with brilliant people and fascinating work. I literally gave it my fucking all. My apartment lease ends of this month, and I had to ...

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Undergraduate summer intern pathway

banananizer

Hi all, I'm in what you could call an unconventional spot. I'll be transferring into Vanderbilt as (hopefully due to credit hours) a sophomore (but 22 y.o) who is looking to do SA for 2020. I secured a low level real estate finance internship for this summer where I'm currently working. I had a 4.0 ...

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Rock Bottom but ain't giving up

Bill Ackman

Hey guys, I graduated from non-target college (Baruch College) last year majoring in Finance with Economics minor. I have a GPA just below 3.0. I enjoy finance industry, especially capital markets. It's been a year, yes, a full year since I've been applying for jobs. I used LinkedIn, Indeed, and ap...

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When to begin cold emailing for PE, HF, and small IB firms seeking sophomore summer internships?

BbJos

I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target, beginning my internship search for sophomore summer. I know the big banks are beginning to open their applications for next summer. Beyond BB's, many banks don't have online applications for sophomores and PE/HFs certainly don't. I need to know if small invest...

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Hope Floats, So Does Shit....

Civil_Finance

Hi All, It's my first post but I've been lurking for a couple of days now (just made a legitimate account though). Here is my situation. I am 24 years old and have LOVED financial markets and investing since I was 10. When I graduated High School the US recession was in full swing and the idea of...

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What to do after SA at mid-tier IB; off-cycle internship or FT?

quire2

As title states, I have a summer internship with a mid-tier IB, think HSBC/Nomura/BNPP in London. It is my first experience in IB, and I am a first-year student at a non-UK target MSc in Finance. I would like to try moving to a BB/EB for full-time after graduation and my dilemma is whether I should ...

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Work Abroad

underdog09

I'm a recent graduate, fresh out of Graduate School (Master of Accountancy) with a dream to work abroad. However, I'm finding it hard to get an offer abroad. I'm in the U.S.A and wanted to know if anyone had tips or knew places I could apply to. I did get one offer to teach primary schools but it d...

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URGENT: Am I Too late for SA 2020?

stackjack97

Hey guys, I am a returning junior at non-target. I took a leave of absence for two years to serve in the military. I just got discharged in May and began looking for summer 2020 internships. I found out that they are already almost done with recruiting. I see some applications listed on websites ...

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Houston IB internship to full-time New York S&T chances?

rnoodles

Hey everyone, I'm currently an IB summer analyst in the Houston office of a European tier 2 bank (think BNP, HSBC, SocGen, etc), but my aspirations were always in S&T in new york. Had a large number of super days for markets internships at BBs and EBs but couldn't secure any offers and decided to go...

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Getting a Job in the US from Overseas

GPRW

I had four years of school in the USA, and now I am currently studying a Master of Finance in Australia, but I really want to go back to the US after a long discernment (as an international student). Any tips on how to find a finance job in the US? Especially, is it hard to get an interview if I a...

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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 resume/application into a black...

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CV Critique

earthwalker7

hey all, I'll critique your CV & Linkedin, and you critique mine. I'll have to defer Linkedin critique to DM, but here's my sanitized CV below. My career has a bit of challenge/randomness to it. Being a non-Chinese working in Asia means that I find myself broadly unable to do the same jobs as lo...

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University of Michigan chances

Anonymous Monkey

I'm currently a sophomore studying computer science at the University of Michigan and after a wildly boring internship at Facebook with a pack of socially-lacking Indian/Chinese immigrant programmers I decided I wanted to switch career goals. Does anyone have advice for UM CS students on how to get ...

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How to show MD during coffee chat that I would be a good candidate?

TheZhanMan

I am a rising junior who is interested in credit analysis and distressed debt, and have been mainly interviewing for RX IB roles for SA 2020 but so far hasn't received any offers. Recently I read that an alumni of my school became an SMD at the distressed arm of a leading buy-side firm, and I know t...

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Conference

jialopet

I have been in the industry for about 1 and half year but as a consultant. I have worked in some BB and MM banks mostly in operations. I have been looking for ways to get myself out there and learn more about the Finance, Investment Banking Industry and meet more people. I used to feel down when som...

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Which GPA on Resume?

berlacke

I will be a senior in the fall, and I want to have my resume ready to go. I have a 3.65 cumulative but a 3.85 major(Finance). I don't know if I should only put cumulative, or only major or both? What do you guys recommend?...

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product control or operations - which is better?

amy.mcc.2a

Hi guys, I graduated last year and I am currently working for a well known commercial bank in product control. I have recently been offered a grad opportunity for a BB bank in ops. I ideally would like to progress to FO in the future or at least progress from B0/MO. The ops job is less pay and I im...

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Goldman Background Check - school expulsion

Hm443301

I’ve been given an offer from Goldman. The background check asks if I’ve ever been expelled from a college program in the past 5 years. I was removed from the business program of my school in freshman year, but was able to transfer to another program within the same school. I have since graduate...

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Bank back office Finance to Commercial/Corporate Banking

Hank4321

Hi all, I wanted to get some suggestions and points on how to make a transition from a back office finance role at a bank to a role in commercial/corporate banking and if it is even in the realm of possibility. I have completed Omega Performance Credit training which is what most entry level commer...

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I'm A Full Time Mom But I Want To Work

mabbeyam19

Hi everyone, I'm a full-time mom but I want help my husband earn and save. Can you suggest some home-based works fit for full-time moms like me? Thank you!...

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Pivoting back from a FinTech Startup and not sure where to go

Venturepapi

Hey all, I took the plunge into an operator role at a FinTech Startup from Asset Management and want to get back into an investing seat. Ideally would love to be in a venture role which is why I decided to get operating experience but there aren't many shops with open seats in my city right now. A...

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Best tests sites for Cut-e tests?

Joblife

Which is the best practice site to practice Cut-e tests? The site does not have to be free. Thank you for feedback. ...

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Associate Relationship Manager

biggsy

What do you guys know about Associate Relationship Manager programs in commercial banking? Typical background? Comp? Career trajectory? Lifestyle?...

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Corporate Banking to Big 3 rating agency structure finance interview

soup666

I am a corporate banking analyst in a global bank. My work entails underwriting commercials like revolvers, term loans, leveraged loans to the corporate transactions like refi, LBO, acquisitions. So a lot of credit analysis write-up, modeling involved. I am having an interview with a big three rati...

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Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean

PrestigeCaller

11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean 1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy": We have a few VPs that take home all of the carry and three dozen Analysts grinding out all of our legwork because it's cheaper. All you little shits are replaceable and none of you fuckers are getti...

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Internship with a Central Bank. How is it seen by the private sector.

DonalDayUmTray

So I just wanted to hop on here and get your take on something. So I've just finished my second year as an undergrad at university and have been applying all year long to S&T, Equity Research, and Investment Banking roles, to no avail (few assessment centers and phone interviews). But I did manage t...

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How much of an assh*le am I ?

Okocha10

How much of an ass am I if I quit my unpaid internship in a subpar research firm on day 2 because I received an IB paid internship in a nice bank ? How do I proceed to feel less guilt ?...

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How to Change from Marketing to Finance

Roscommon

My Bachelor's Degree was in Business Administration, took finance & accounting classes as part of the curriculum. I have been in marketing for the last 7 years or so, and I recently realized I want to do finance (specifically venture capital & private equity). Which jobs in finance should I be goin...

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Publishing presentation while working for a bank

theWallStreetGuy

Hi All, I am working at a Big bank and looking to make a presentation on US-China trade war talks. Can I publish this presentation on LinkedIn and send it to my or do I need to get special permissions from the HR before I send it across and put it on LinkedIn? -- is there anything from compliance p...

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