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Am I SOL for FTSo basically the gist is that I was at a top Rx group this past summer but because of my social ineptitude I said some dumb things that destroyed my reputation with senior management. That’s not an understatement- it was to the point that everyone who worked closely with me was arguing that it wou...
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Credit Trading interview - Phone interview for a credit quant 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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Exiting from corporate banking?I know exiting into PE/HF is virtually impossible from corporate banking, but I'm wondering where people usually end up after doing corporate banking? Do they just stay? Is there a way to search on linkedin for former job titles so I can see where people actually ended up exiting to? Would love to ...
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Advice Needed On Career ProspectsI am a junior at a semi-target University and received two offers that really conflicted me. One was for asset management for next summer and the other for sales and trading next summer. I already chose and decided to take the asset management offer but what I need advice on is really long term grow...
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How does one network with pedigreed people while lacking pedigree themselves?I'm curious as to how a finance student (junior) would go about this. To illustrate, I have a low cGPA (3.1), lacking relevant internships, and come from a semi-target with some alumni in the buy-side (with a focus on equity strategies). From what I can tell, however, these alumni generally have mu...
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"Why Finance?" - How to Answer (Science Background)Hello Folks, As I am getting close to interviewing for some internships, I wanted to wrap up my answer for one of the questions that I am having the hardest time putting into words. Here is a little about myself: I was a science major back in college but later decided to pursue finance. I still don...
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Dow Jones vs finance internship for sophomore summerI am a sophomore at a semi target, currently in the process of trying to secure an internship for summer 2019. I am still waiting to hear back from corp and lev fin roles that I have applied for. However, I was approached with the offer of interning at Dow Jones in New York. I would likely have to a...
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Part time PE analyst during MFinOver this summer I have worked as an analyst for a London based PE family office. There did not seem to be a possibility to continue working there when I started, as I was the only intern, and the youngest person in the office was late-twenties with an extensive banking background. So I applied for,...
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Moving from biglaw to finance (IB/PE)?Hey, I am currently working in the deal team of a top tier m&a firm in a european country for a little over a year. I have been into finance for a while (too late to make a change before starting the job I'd say). I'm assessing my career chances in law to be rather good but notice that I miss seein...
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Pre-MBA Career Advice - Treasury to VCHi All, Looking for some advice from anyone who has switched jobs often to build their career. I currently work in corporate treasury (first job after M.Sc.) at a financial services firm, great responsibilities, strong focus on capital markets and investing in opportunistic ventures (fintech startu...
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Is it a bad idea to show the interviewer what the normal salary of a job position is from google if they try to lowball you?Lets say you interviewed for a entry level job in New York City that according to statistics on google, the average pay is $50k-$60k a year. And after the interview, the recruiter offered you $40k a year. Is it a bad idea to pull out your phone and show the recruiter the statistical charts of salari...
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HELP: Corp Fin or Public Finance or IBMonkeys, I recently transitioned into a Corporate Finance/Development f600 financial services firm. It turns out the Dev aspect of this group won't execute for a year or two down the line. As of now, the work is mostly FP&A. I'm here to show my potential options. 1. Stick it out with the current ...
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Sophomore Looking for InternshipsLooking for experience in any field (Finance, Consulting, Operations, ETC.. doesn't really matter) Anybody know where are the best places that offer internships for Sophomores? BTW: I go to a Target School and have a 3.0 GPA...
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Awkward Time for my CareerI have a question for those who have experience in IB's. Currently I'm in graduate school for my Masters in Finance, but my experience in the industry is basically non-existent. My undergrad degree is unrelated to Finance and my current work experience is loosely financial and that may even be a str...
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Is Stevens a target school for finance?I am a junior attending Stevens Institute of Technology as a Quantitative Finance major. I just finished an internship at a wealth management firm on Wall Street. My goal is to get an internship for 2019 summer that extends a full-time offer when I finish. I was wondering if my school is a target f...
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How tf do I networkYo what's up fellow wallstreet OASISers I'm coming from down south and currently at a community college (obviously looking to transfer, lol) currently I got a 3.8 and I'm in the honors program at my school, looking to get into Phi Theta Kappa & I have some basic extra currics like lifting, daytradin...
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Major help for Super DayHey guys, I have a Superday coming up at a BB for a FT position and feel really unprepared. I had a previous finance related internship but have never worked in IB before and only know very basic technical IB questions. Basically I have 6 days to prepare for everything, what would you recommend th...
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Laid Off - How to prove I am worth hiring?Using a burner account here. I was laid off at the beginning of August. I went to a semi-target, graduated in 2016, and had networked into my TS Valuation role. I started this role in September of 2017. I passed the first two CFA exams and took Level 3 this past June but failed by a slim margin. I'...
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Social science PhD looking to transition into a career in business?I'm finishing up a PhD in communications and audience/user analytics at a major state flagship university and I'm seriously considering going into the private sector as I've always been interested in working as a consultant or in finance, etc. It was a dream of mine when I was in high school but for...
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Quasi-rejection, how do I ask for a internship?"Unfortunately, we are not recruiting for entry level positions at this time. Best of luck to you as you complete your studies and continue your exploration of job opportunities." I just got this email and was wondering how I should respond saying I want a fall internship instead of a full time off...
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Switching Job Roles - Tech Sales to FinanceHi guys, Currently I work in Tech Sales. I don't hate the position, but it is not my interest. I have always been interested in finance, but did not have the grades or experience to make into a finance related position upon graduation. Pay in sales obviously fluctuates a lot, but glassdoor marks m...
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Need some advice - Art History Grad/ debating on grad school I posted a month ago. So I’ve been struggling. I am a recent graduate from a target school. I was an art history major there. Was part of an investment fund through the business school. Had many final round internship interviews, didn’t secure any and ended up interning last summer at a smal...
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Fired after 4 months from top consultancy Hey guys. So long story short, I was recently fired (today) from my employer after only being there for 4 (June-September) months. I sent an email with confident client information to the wrong person by accident and was terminated because of it. While honest, my mistake had the potential to caus...
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Overcoming Confidence IssuesHey guys, just wanted to know if anyone else has been through this and how to overcome it best. Throw your monkey shit, call me entitled, whatever you'd like, I really just want advice so I can be better. **MY STORY** Went to an extreme non target, started the finance game late and double majored...
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Bankers Missing Calls?This past summer I have networked relentlessly to aim for interviews. Often I'm meet someone who connects me to more people and so forth. Eventually I just get connected to people who set up a phone call and don't answer, and never respond to me. At least 45% of my calls are either unanswered compl...
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BlackRock Alternatives superday help?Hey guys, I have a superday for the alternative investments group at BlackRock's Princeton office coming up. Anybody have any insights on what to expect? For reference I'm a junior at an HYP and I did a boutique banking internship this past summer. My first round phone interview was mainly behavior...
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Macquarie Women's Undergraduate Event 2018Hi, I recently applied and completed the online assessment for MacQuarie Group for summer analyst program. I was told that latest they would send out invitations is today but I haven't gotten anything. Has anyone gotten it or is going through similar process? I would love to hear some comments and ...
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GS Veteran Integration Program (VIP) 2018I'd like to start the 2018 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. I'll be applying as soon as the application opens...Last year it was mid-October. Who else is applying this year? In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed by a Hirevue interview with several q...
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Accidentally misspelled Lazard as Lizerd on my cover letter please help!It was around 11:00 at night when I was mass cold emailing EBs and I was really tired, and I forgot to specifically review the cover letter for Lazard and misspelled it as Lizerd because I was way out of it, am I screwed?...
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How Should I Network with MBA Students/Grads?I have read multiple threads, where people have suggested reaching out or networking with current MBA students/graduates and adcom members to strengthen your MBA applications. As someone who lives in NYC, does anyone have any suggestions on how to do so if my target schools are in the midwest? Shoul...
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Name this jobHi guys Wise people say we should always be able to recognize our talent, but I am not sure whether what you like and what you are talented for go hand in hand. Is there something in IB that let you express your ability to know how to talk with people? I would say something between a salesman an...
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Has transferring to a target for your junior year become pointless?I saw this being discussed in another thread, but wanted to start my own. With recruiting moving up to the spring, is it even worth it to transfer your junior year if you want to get a summer internship in IB? By the time you receive your acceptance, recruiting would be in full swing/finalizing a...
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Missed Interview after MeetingI work at a boutique IB firm and recently got an interview with a big fund under their PE group. I had a client meeting same day 2 hours before my interview and somehow we still went over by 20 minutes. Long story short, I didn't show up to the interview because I cant get out of my meeting. The rec...
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Breaking out of Ops into the Front OfficeI currently work as a middle office analyst at a fairly large asset managment firm supporting its HY fixed income group. I took this position because of the firm's rep and my hope wasto work my way into a FO position within a relatively short amount of time (in hindsight this was quite ignorant). Th...
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The WSO Job Board is Now FREE The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is upload a resume and they will be allowed to submit their application. Create Your Oasis Job Profile Here's a peak inside: ...
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Forgot to call twice...what do I doHi guys...so I'm trying to network with an alum, but I forgot to call him, twice. The first time it was because I was in a class, the professor extended the class time so I could not call him on time. The second time, I totally forgot...what do I do?...
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informational interviewing mid-careerHey, so I'm doing a mid-career job search. I am told the right way is still to do "informational interviews". Oh, lawdy I hate those. But ok, so how does one do IIs well, and what questions can I ask? I'm trying to move from PE in Asia to VC in US. So to an extent I can ask "tell me about the West ...
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From equities to creditHi guys: I was wondering if anyone can opine on switching from public equities to credit when you are ~5 years into your career please? Assuming the candidate is from a reputable buy-side equities firm (deep fundamental research, long holding period), what are the doors that are open, and what are ...
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Investment Banking Recruiting and Feeling HopelessI’m an international student and I’m about to become a senior at NYU and I’m studying math and economics and I have a 3.4 GPA. This summer (before my senior year) I interned at VC in NY and have gained good experience but nothing on the technical side. I’m trying to get into investment b...
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you guys ever take long-shots at job applications? What's the craziest interview you've landed?You guys ever take long-shots at job applications? You know... the ones you're not even close to qualified for, but damn it looked good, and wouldn't it be perfect to work there? What's the craziest interview you've landed?...
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DCM Exit Opps to Credit FundsIs it possible to exit from a top BB DCM team to a high yield credit fund or mezzanine fund? (Ares Management’s credit fund for example)...
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Jobs with an expunged recordHello everyone, Im currently in college and looking to continue o pursue my goal in Financial and Investment planning...However having had a problem a few years ago with the law I am concerned at what problems I may face down the road with my past. 2 months after I turned 18 years old in high school...
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Island Bwoy with a heavy Jamaican Accent trying to land a job in finance, cant even land a internship. Any advice?Non target, Senior,GPA 3.6, Major finance, No internships only been living in the US (CT) 2.5 years. 0 network. Need advice to land a job in finance. Working full time at walgreens ...
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Mid-career move or did I ruin my Life?So, I'm at a crossroads: I started my career as a low level associate in wealth management (BB, but don't think it matters) and was promoted a few times but progress was very slow and our office didn't really have a career path or "improving your career" culture. Most everyone was also stuck. So ...
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What can I do with a double major in Maths and Economics?I have been applying to IBs for Sales & Trading roles but I would like to get some more ideas as to what career paths and internships may be available to me as I just entered my junior year, and because I haven't had much luck at all. My projected graduation is Spring 2020, but I may delay it to Fal...
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Career Advice: Take GTS job or not at BB?I'm 26 yrs old, starting my way to enter a financial institution and make a career out of it (previous years I focused on starting a credit institution which my partners and I sold to a group of investors). We generated good profits, learned a lot and we got to travel and live comfortably; but it t...
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Taking the CFA level 1 as a biology major to land a job in equity research, Smart or not?Hi a little about me. I graduated from a top 10 public school with 3.5 gpa and a biology major. I took the mcat recently and scored well enough to get interviews to a couple places but I'm reconsidering it all because I've always been interested in wall street, stocks, and numbers. I am currently wo...
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IB vs SWFI was just wondering what people’s opinion are about doing ib out of college vs joining a swf (temasek) out of college if eventual goal is to land at a hf/pe shop. I’m just interviewing for an internship at both places but was wondering how exit opps differ at both places and thought people in ...
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PE Fund of Funds --> BB IBD HK ?Help! What is the likelihood of switching from a PE FOF analyst role at a leading platform (think HarbourVest, Carlyle Group's Alpinvest, etc) in HK to BB IBD? Willing to start from first-year analyst and work my way up. Just need a way out of the PE FOF world. Any thoughts from senior monkeys would...
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Canada or Australia, Where should I go to study to end up in equity research/fund management?Hi all! I am an Asian student majoring in economics. I am in my final year of undergrad and successfully cleared CFA level 1. I want to begin my career in investment research/asset management/ fundamental equity research. I don't have preference for buyside or sell side at the beginning but want to...
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Transfer to Big 4 FDD from Audit or Wait for Botique/MM IB OfferAll- I was hoping to get some advice from the board on my current career situation. I've been working in Big 4 audit for 2.5 years, early promoted to Sr. Associate after a year and a half and have spent the past year networking and interviewing for investment banking analyst roles. I've had moderat...
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Searching for a Summer Internship?Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but even more companies and banks are listed in the WSO Company Database (with e-mail formats) If you're still on the internship hunt, no worries - lots of boutique investment banks wait to do their hiring until the Spr...
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Banking and Teach for AmericaHi all, I'm a current senior at a top-tier university (HYPS) who recently received an offer at TFA for post-graduation. In the past, I worked a summer analyst role at a large PE firm ($45B AUM) and an associate consultant role at a well-known non-profit. Similar to others who have posted on this...
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Corporate Trust , stay or not ? Hello all, I am currently working for corporate trust and agency service in a well known bank. As you may know, corporate trust is a quite specialised service, which is not really relevant to investment banking or private equity etc. In the meantime i am quite sure that i am not gonna build my care...
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Where to go from here(Intro; you can skip if you don't care about what I have to say about myself): I currently work in a Tier 1 IB bank as a Software Engineer, so I come from a similar yet different world than most of you here I assume. I make low six figures including bonus as a junior. I am married living happily and...
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I have offers from both OW Asia vs MM S&T NYC - which to chose?Hi, I was wondering I could get some advice - I have an offer from Oliver Wyman in Asia and a middle market bank for an S&T position in NYC. The middle market bank is quite strong in S&T and the OW office is relatively smaller + has a different culture compared to OW NYC. ...
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Socgen Trading vs Goldman PWMHave a few options here for a full time opportunity and am debating which one to accept based on exit opportunities/salary/reputation. Any advice would be appreciated....
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Yet another Analyst/Intern job search advice needed...TLDR version includedShould I move or copy this to IB forum since it's mostly IB related job search? Let me Know. TLDR: Need advice whether I should give up applying for analyst/intern positions at investment banks and other firms involving company research and financial modeling. I feel like my age (30-35), employmen...
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US Citizens working abroad - How do taxes work?Hi, Can someone shed some light on how taxation works for US Citizens working abroad, especially if you cross the 100K?? foreign income exclusion. From my limited understanding, US tax laws severely punish US Citizens working abroad, much like US companies. So how does it work for high earners li...
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Upcoming WSO Webinars Below are all upcoming WSO Webinars. These are every Monday at 9pm et. Register at the links below (registration is limited to the first 100 people). Attendees receive a copy of the ppt file and case files (if it's a case webinar). Most of our presenters are available to hire for a one-on-one Mentor...
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Should I apply now for summer associate positions (ib) or after career fair ? [London]So I'm wondering if i should start applying for summer **associate** straight away or if I should wait until the career fair at my university (UCL) on October 8th. About my profile: I did my BSc in Economics in Germany, including a semester abroad at Emory University (a top 20 university), graduate...
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40-something PE Professional Moving Back to the US from Asia My background: - Senior private equity professional, with ten years in the industry (and previously, was in management consulting) - I worked those ten years with an India-based private equity firm. My focus was on investments, post-deal value creation, and fund raising. I completed a full deal cyc...
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Accidentally Interviewing for Two Positions in One Firm?Hey WSO, I'm freaking out. Basically a BB came to my school for a presentation and I applied to two FO roles and under my school's career services I just found out that both of these offices are giving my on-campus interviews. I had only applied to one position officially and not the other, only...
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mid-career networking/job searchingI'm 40, mid-career, 13 years post MBA My background is in mostly in PE for about 10 years, briefly IBD before that, and a year in corp dev and IR for an NYSE-listed mobile Internet company. I'm trying to network into my next job. But I find it confronting, embarassing, and uncomfortable to reach ou...
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A little woe is me, but mostly looking to be pointed in a directionIf you were 20, set to graduate in 3 years from an ok state school with a CS degree(Cybersecurity is my concentration) that you are getting paid 20k after tuition to go to and had ~200k in liquid assets from business ventures in high school. What would you do? I'm feeling a little depressed and slig...
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2019 Full Time HR Rep for Morgan Stanley (Firm Strategy & investment management - fixed income)I'm applying to both Firm Strategy & investment management - fixed income for their 2019 full time at Morgan Stanley. Does any one know the HR rep that I can contact? ...
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Financial reporting analyst to Commercial/Corporate banking (1 year of experience) (CFA level 1)Hey all, looking for advice. I recently just finished a finance&accounting rotational development program at a regional/super regional bank and currently work in finance supporting our commercial/corporate banking department. I also just passed level 1 of the CFA. I would love to transition to a cre...
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Firm Emails Mega SheetWhats up monkeys, Throughout my years I have been working on a massive spreadsheet detailing all of the firms that I have either been in contact with, or have parsed their emails from online forums/sites. This has led me to create a book of containing around 500 firms emails whether they are HF, B...
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Career change from Public Accounting to Finance, advice?Hi all, this is my first thread. Really need some advice on a career change from accounting to finance. Please help. :)) Here's a little background about myself. M.A. (Economics) from top 30 university. GPA 3.5 CPA license, CFA Level II passed. 2 years in public accounting and 1 year in a real e...
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Financial advisor vs medical device sales repHello Wall Street oasis, I am a current graduate from college just recently and I am struggling between 2 career paths. My main concern is money because I could enjoy both but which career do you guys think would be more lucrative. I think it is also worth noting that my father is a financial adviso...
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Baruch QMM on the streetHello, Has anyone heard about the Master program at Baruch in Quantitate Method and Modelling? Is it a semitarget program on the street for data analytic/quants? Thank you! ...
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JPM CIB Global Treasury Management InsightsHi, I have been offered summer internship for JPM treasury management. I wanted to create this thread for people to share insights about the position....
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Entry Level JobsIntellectually curious and energetic financial risk management specialist with a combination of skills in quantitative analysis, statistical modeling, and programming skills. Strong research skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team Seeking to leverage knowledge of financia...
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Career Advice: Getting Hired Laterally or Doing Extra Year for M Acc DegreeI am a currently a 4th-year student in a 5-year program that will allow me to graduate in May 2020 with both a BSM (Finance) degree and a Master of Accounting degree. At any point this semester, I can decide to drop out of the program and graduate next year with just my BSM degree. **I would like to...
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Big 4 Audit to Corporate Finance to IBD?PLEASE HELP!! I just joined a Big 4 firm in London doing Audit and contracted to complete my ACA as part of my grad scheme. I want to move to IBD (BB or MM boutique) in the near future but I am aware that moving into Corporate Finance is a good stepping stone. I graduated from a top target uni and ...
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Does Vancouver or Toronto, Canada have prop firms?i am currently looking for work at a prop firm in Vancouver Canada. if not there i am willing to move to Toronto . thank you for your time ...
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<3.0 GPA- Doomed?**** ** So I have a 2.84 GPA- experienced sexual assault my sophomore year and my father was battling cancer and passed away my junior year. After these events my grades went up significantly but evidently not enough. I got an internship through my dean working at the consulate for Mexico. I am a fi...
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SETBACKSI'm a rising Junior in a semi-target university, but i had a few years of setback so I'm 24 years old with some minor intern/work experience in Finance. Am I too late trying to break into IB? What are your thoughts/suggestions?...
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Big 4 RC to Banking AdviceHi Everyone, I am looking for some career trajectory advice. Just graduated from a non-target and interned with DB in market risk last summer and KPMG Risk Consulting (IA) this summer. I’m going to Baruch for MS in Accounting and studying for the CPA. I just passed CFA Level 1. I got the FT IA of...
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BB IB goal; MSc Finance at Imperial or Area Studies at Oxford?Hey guys, My goal is to work in BB IB post Masters. If I got a choice of offers between an Area Studies subject at Oxford vs. a MSc in Finance at Imperial Business School, which one should I choose? Does the extra street cred from Oxford outweigh the more practical degree from Imperial? Background...
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Top 5 Financial Modelling Skills and Excel skills needed for Corporate Development/strategy position Hello, My goal is to secure a position in corporate development and strategy in a media company. Form my research, they all require financial modeling and advanced excel skills. I have a month to teach these to myself. I was wondering if you can help me out and tell me the top 5 topics I would...
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Can I apply for two roles in the same bankHola, Just curious if I could apply for a similar trading roles in one bank for two locations? I know work permit etc but is it ok to do so? The roles are in HK and NY and similar trading desk. I am mobile and am happy to work in either regions but would the HR team frown upon these issues? ...
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GS 2019 Risk Analyst HirevueHi, was wondering if anyone knows the Hirevue questions for the 2019 Full Time Analyst for Risk at GS? Thanks!...
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Wells Fargo Junior Leaders Conference and 2019 Summer Internship ProgramI have a phone interview with Wells Fargo in about 2 weeks and am extremely nervous. I looked online and people are saying that it's mostly going to be behavioral questions. Can anyone here who has been part of the Junior Leaders Conference/Summer Internship Program provide some insight? ...
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Business/Finance and Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning rolesHello everyone! For the past year I've been doing my MiM in a Target uni in Europe. However, I realized that Strategy Consulting or IB is not necessarily for me. I realized that I like coding and Machine Learning was something I found fascinating. So this summer instead of an internship I am doin...
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Rejection email after receiving offerSo I received an offer for a summer 2019 offer just over a week ago. Signed the offer, HR lady got my email, everything was good. Today, I get a generic email saying that they won't be moving forward with my application. Should I be worried or do you think this is just a mix-up?...
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Seeking Staff Accountant for International Commodity Trading FirmNY Metro based commodities trading firm seeks immediate full-time accountant who is sharp and learns quickly. Accuracy and attention to detail are priority, as are communication skills and computer literacy. You will be a key member of a dynamic team working directly with the Controller. We are l...
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Overwhelmed here, words of wisdom would help Hey guys! I graduated in December 2018. I worked at a small boutique IB that mainly specialized in ESOP. I had an offer but I did not want to go back because I have no interest in ESOP. Since my graduation I have struggled with health issues and have been working on that. They were so bad that it...
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How to get into Infrastructure Investing from IndustryAll Wanted to get people's thoughts on getting into the infrastructure investment industry. I don't have formal banking experience, but I do have a master's in finance from a top public and 2 years' experience in corporate development at a major infrastructure player including some financial modeli...
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2nd Master (CEMS) or Internship(s)?Hi everyone! I need an advice and I would love to hear from you. I have been reading the forum intensively and I finally decided to sign up! Now, moving to the real deal: I’m an Italian and Swiss citizen, Master in Finance graduate (Bocconi BSc in Finance Undergrad, ESADE MSc in Finance Grad), cu...
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Work-life BalanceHey guys. I’m looking at possibly attending Vanderbilt’s MSF program next year, after which I plan to go into IB. There is one issue though, I am a married 24 year old with a baby due in December. What kind of IB job would you recommend for someone in my situation? How do you guys with families ...
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Which one: VC (Venture Capital) or PF (Prime Finance) - Exit Ops?Hi WSO fam, This is my first post - even though I've been reading these forums for a while now. So hello, and thank you to everyone for all the incredible insight provided on these pages. I have two job opportunities lined up - one in VC/Growth Equity and one in Prime Finance: 1) A client service...
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"Will let you know in a couple of weeks"How long should I wait after I get an email saying "we will let you know in a couple of weeks"? I received that email last last Friday. Should I ask for an update next week Monday?...
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DE Shaw or Jane street?Hi Everyone, I currently have an offer from both companies as software engineer. Not sure wich one is best though. Money is the same. I wonder where I will learn more and have a better growth. DE Shaw seems to have a much better reputation however Jane Street seems to have more growth potential as ...
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Career Fairs: How to be Different?So far I've been to a couple of career fairs but feel like I haven't been able to get the best out of them. Any advice on how to approach recruiters? Like how do you differentiate yourself from others without sounding so desperate? How should I follow up with the recruiters? If anyone has a story ...
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AM vs IM career advice / Msc FinanceDear monkeys, first time here but I do need advice. Just graduated from a top european BS with a one year transfer to an ivy, got a total of 4 finance related internships (IB, AM & Corp. finance) at EBs and MM banks. However, I am not really sure about following a career in AM or IB cause for the ...
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Career Pivot from Architecture to Prop TradingI have a masters degree in Architecture. Realized architecture isn't for me and have a real passion for trading. I'm 27 and trying to become a prop trader. I am finding it hard to find a company that will give me a chance. It seems most places are either hiring straight out of school or looking for ...
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3.9+ GPA BADRecently got the opportunity to talk with the head of banking at a solid MM firm (think William Blair). He said that he hates hiring 3.9+ GPA candidates and actually sees it as a red flag. His reasoning was that they lack social skills, have never experienced failure, etc.. I want to hear peopl...
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Is there a way to quit graciously with short notice?I just accepted this job 5 months ago and feel like it was a mistake. The workload is too much for me, and the work environment is too toxic and exhausting to deal with on a regular basis. I’ve been seriously considering becoming a tour guide for a company that organizes events like a Ukraine ski ...
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Any Advice on Lunch Interview?I was told that I am now onto the final interview process and that they would like to take me out on a lunch for final interview. I have never done this. Any advice? What not to do?...
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