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Come here for Doostang Invitespost your email add and i'll send you an invite...
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Jesus, give me a job!How can I end up with 0 offer? Save me, God!...
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recruiters for entry level ops in the finance industry.Hello everyone, I'm looking for entry-level Banking/Finance (, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Equity Research, and etc) positions in New York City. Can somebody please give me the contact details of good recruiters that specialize in entry-level (0-2 years exp) banking positions? Thank you. ...
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blogs = jobs??Iam in my first year in college right now. I havnt had any interviews uptil now. I have started two blogs (blogger.com and myspace.com) where I post trade recommndations on forex crosses daily and monthly on US stocks. Many of my predictions have been pretty accurate. Do you think it will have...
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Student in MontrealHi all, Many of the threads in this forum go something along the lines of a personal description followed by "Am I up to snuff?/Do I have what it takes?" Just before I give a similar rundown of myself, I want to phrase things thing a little differently. The question I am asking is not about "wh...
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Consulting to I-Banking TransitionOut of college, I went through a commercial banking Management Development Program and did credit analysis for a little over a year. I understand that commercial is crap and not at all respected by i-bankers - I felt the same and jumped to consulting. I've been at a Big 4 consulting firm for thr...
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Analyst candidates: free 20-25 minute phone interviewI have a 26 hour drive coming up. Fortunately, I have a fun car for the mountains....but the flat states are going to be pretty boring. So I'm willing to help get you up to speed for your interviews if you: - are interviewing for a US-based IBD analyst program (summer, full time, lateral) - are ...
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Financial Services Industry JobsWhat month of 2007 will most companies hire? Most places are heading up to the Xmas/ New Year slow down period. Would they actively look again around February? Any tips, pointers or potential job leads you may care to share? ...
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New Jobshey guys...just got a bunch of new Jobs up in the Jobs section. If you are interested just click on the job and post your resume...and if you know anybody that would be interested you can point them here to browse: http://www.ibankingoasis.com/jobs If you want to post a position from your workpl...
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GPA/SAT on ResumeI was requested to include my cumulative GPA and SAT breakdown when I submit my resume to a specific bank. I haven't seen many companies ask for the SAT, so I'm wondering what typical range they look for in IB. Is anyone familiar with this? I did pretty shitty on the SAT, so I'm worried I'm gonna...
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Need advice and info please!I am invited to an interview with Lehman Brothers tomorrow. The position i am interviewing for is (Senior Relationship Management)Team does anyone have any information on this Team or group. If you can, can you tell me what do they do? Are they part of the front office or back office? Someho...
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Macquarie - Experience with interviews? Does anybody have experience with Macquarie interviews? I had the phone interview today and got invited for the in-person session. Also, if you have an idea on comp for analysts with this firm that would be great. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks in advance....
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I can help sending out Doostang inviteIt's one of the better networking/job websites I've seen recently, and like a couple others in this website I can help invite people. Let me know....
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Hiring Manager - sex ambiguousI have the name of a hiring manager who my cover letter needs to be addressed to, but based on the name I don't know whether it should be addressed to "Mr." or "Ms." Also, there is no phone number for me to call in order to try and determine which would be the most appropriate. Any suggestions?...
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possible to get into IBhi, i was hoping to maybe get some advice on how to make a transition into ib. i currently trade at a hedge fund, and it SUX. i've been looking around, but im not really sure how i should approach the whole process. any suggestions? word of advice for anyone wanting to go to a fund: ask as many p...
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3rd year law student - analyst positionHey EveryBody, I am a 28 year old 3rd year law student in NY. I am applying for several jobs in the IB space. I have an interview coming up with Citi in Capital Markets (structuring/origination) at the end of November. I worked at Moody's Investor Service during my law school summers. I have li...
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Broking?How do IBs view stockbroking experience in their graduate applicants?...
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speed up interview process?I've already received an offer, but it is only second choice. What do you guys recommend? Should I call my preferred bank (us IB in London) and ask HR to speed up the interview process? I...
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posting my resumeIs there somewhere I can post my resume to get some contstructive feedback?...
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West Coast Connections???I am currently a senior at a smaller private institution in FL. I will be graduating in December with a BA in Econ. Luckily, I have worked hard and maintained a 3.9 cumulative, but the curriculum does not require finance classes (in the major). Upon graduating, I am moving to the Southern Califor...
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Cover Letter - What does it cover? Can anyone explain to me what exactly a cover letter is and what it covers...basically how should it be made..like format and stuff....Help will be highly appreciated.....
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What are you feelings regarding locations outside of NYCAre there any benefits to working at a bank outside of NYC???...
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Lehman CDO pricing hub interviewHi guys, I just got shortliseted t be interviewed for the Lehman brothers mumbai- CDO pricing hub. I was hoping if somebody could tell what kinda preparation will help me and the type of questions i should be expecting....
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No offer... What next?I am a senior from one of top liberal arts colleges. I didn't get a offer in this recruiting campaign despite my good GPA and interesting background history. The main reason is my college is far away from metropolitan area, and hence very under recruited and also because I didn't have an internship ...
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Advice for a third year undergradI'm a third year Applied Mathematics Specialist (concentration in Finance & Economics) and I'm doing a minor in Political science (for whatever it's worth) at the University of Toronto. I'm also the VP of the Students' Union at the university (which is the second largest in North America) and have a...
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Advice Needed - Computer engineering major at a 2nd tier college Ok guys, I would really appreciate your opinion on this. I am a computer engineering major at a 2nd tier college with a 3.9 GPA and as you would guess, trying to get into IB. I have held a few leadership position on campus and I currently intern in a BB(goldman, lehman, MS, Citi, Merrill) in the Ap...
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Best companies for Middle-Office PositionsI know that this is primarily and IB site, but, there are other avenues of moving into an IB or Asset Mgmt positions that are non-traditional in nature. My question is this: What are the best companies with Middle-Office positions that pay well, have the best possibility of moving into an IB or AM p...
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Age range for associates?I have a graduate degree and have been in consulting for 6 years since graduation. I am 38. Is this too old to join an I-bank as an associate? Or, could I get hired at a higher level?...
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quant questionHey I am a college junior and I missed the chance to apply for an internship, so I am looking to get a master in financial math, and I was wondering what are the job prospects for that? my gpa is a 3.4 coming for a lib arts school where I major in art history and economics, but I have taken more tha...
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desperate job seeker as an engineering studentThis is my final year in MEng program. I have studied engineering for 6 years. But I am planning to establish my career in IB. So far, I have applied tens of IB, from BB to boutique, mostly focusing on back office such as operation or IT. Most of the replies are rejection. My confidence is on the ve...
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I-banking after Big4??I am currently attending B School for my MSA. As I am graduating in August 2007, I am trying to figure out where I want to go after school. I know I am interested in auditing and more of the strategic activites in accounting/finance such as m&a. I'm thinking I should start at one of the Big4 or ...
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What should my CV cover ?I am currently in my second year of my 3 year courses atuniversity. I would like to apply for Ibanks in the coming summer for internship ? Until now , I still got no idea what does it mean by a successful CV ( that can draw firms attention ) ...Can anyone help? What should my CV cover , and how to ...
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Can this transition be done?I am in the process of starting my career (currently finishing my MSA and MBA) at either a big4 or regional accounting firm. Is it difficult to transition to a bb from either the big4 or regional or would i have a better chance of going to a boutique or PE shop? What would you recommend if I wante...
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Doostang inviteI can also help out inviting people. Let me know. ...
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Do certifications help??Do certifications like CPA CCM CFA CFM CFP ACCA ACA etc.. help in any way in landing a job in a top ibank?? or just A bachelors degree work??...
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Need Advice - Currently a junior majoring in accounting Hey guys i need some advice on what should i do if i want to get into the IBanking industry. I am currently a junior majoring in accounting in Baruch College-Cuny with a 3.2 GPA; for extracurricular I am part of NAASA(National Asian American Society of Accountants)and Investment banking club. I also...
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UConn any street cred?I am graduating from the University of Connecticut in May 2007 and looking to pursue investment banking as an analyst. Can anyone clue me in to any sentiment that exists towards UConn or public schools in general? I have 3.73 GPA, 1430 SAT, extensive extra curriculars and internships with GE and P...
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Experienced I-Banker Seeking a Position in PEHello: I am an experienced (VP-level) i-banker with over 8 years of experience in domestic and cross-border middle-market M&A, corporate finance and corporate restructuring. I don't have an MBA, but have a strong legal background. I would like to make a move into private equity, preferably somewhe...
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ACCAWill ACCA help me in pursuing a career in IBanking.. will it help impress the Ibanks?? also, is ACCA better or CFA in ibanking??...
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Any advice for recent grad from a not-so-top-flight institution?I'm about to finish undergrad from UC Davis. Yes, UC Davis. We're ranked 48th on that US News survey for 2006. Anyway, is there anyway of getting past the fact that my school isn't Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, or USC? We don't get any recruiters like those schools do and I'm having no success of Craigs...
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What's the drop-off from 1st round interviews to 2nd round interviews?In other words, what percentage of people that get first round interviews subsequently get second round interviews? I am wondering mainly about interviews through official recruiting at target schools....
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Summer 07 InternshipI am seeing if anyone can help me out with my summer internship goal? I am currently an Economics student at the University of Utah. I completed an internship in NYC with a boutique investment bank. My roles were: -Creating buyer/contact lists for potential strategic or PE/VC buyers. -Reached ou...
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Is it possible to break a contractHey guys I need help. Had an intern in good Ibank, got an offer and signed, not much time to speculate. however been called to top place firm, which I want more, what if I get this job, can you break the already signed contract, how do you go about this ? Do you know anyone who experienced the s...
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When to apply as a recent graduateHello. I was a recent graduate in June 2006. I spent my summer (and part of my fall) traveling / doing community service, and working a part-time job (just to bring in extra cash). I was a competitive student athlete (division 1 level) and an economics major, however I knew I wanted to break into th...
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Cold Calling???Hope you guys can help. I'm looking to get into IB in trading or as a financial analyst. Is it effective to send resumes via internet or mail? I'm a 3rd year Duke transfer to a non-target southern school with a 3.9 GPA. What is the most effective way to get recongized? ...
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Where are the best opportunities for an older, non-finance background job-seeker?I'm 26, working in private equity fund formation at a top law firm, have a BA in English from a top college, and looking to break into finance. Obviously I'm a little old, and don't have an ideal background ... that being said, what might be some of the most fruitful areas to explore: trading? anal...
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Finance is my CALLING! HELP!!Hello all, Well to give a little background, I graduated California State University, East Bay (state school near Oakland) with a Marketing major and a less than desirable (by IB recruiter standards) GPA (3.0, upper division, 2.7 cumulative)this past June. In midst of this educational feat (if y...
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CV LengthHey all, I'm submitting my CV to a few banks in the next couple weeks, I was wondering how long would you recommend it be? Clearly, there can be quite a bit of variance but a general idea would help me exclude any non vital information. Thank you...
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Resume QuestionWhat is the minimum SAT score that should be included on the resume? Maybe nothing below 1300?...
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Structuring: skills needed? - S&T opportunities Wht kinda skills are sought for in Structuring. I am a so-so in quant (definitely above avg). Should I rather look in for Sales and Trading opportunities...
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Non-Target - Completed summer internship with a M&A bank in Manhattan I sttend the U of Utah and have just completed a summer internship with a M&A bank in Manhattan. I want to land another internship this upcoming summer. Coming from the school that I do I feel like I have to start this process early. Any suggestions/advice? Or even better internship ins?...
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Iam 21Iam 21yo male living in Qatar I am studying Business Management - Accounting from CNA Q. its my first year. Do I have a chance of building a carrer in IBanking. If yes what route should I take. Should I join a university and get a Bachelors degree in Finance after completing CNA. or should I quit ...
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Boutique Investing to BB IB/investingI currently work for a boutique doing private commercial real estate investing (hotels, retail, etc...). I'm an associate now, which is a post-MBA role. Have stock and limited leveraged co-invest options. I was promoted from analyst, based on my performance, without having an MBA. I'm going to push ...
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Got an offer - what are the chances of receiving other offersDuring my internship in Corporate Finance I've got an offer (in Amsterdam) from this leading Benelux ibank. In fact they've offered to pay for my Masters as well... What are my chances in landing other offers in London (possibly New York)? thanks...
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Full class for 2007 Analyst Class?Question. I was recently speaking to a recruiter at a top bank, and she mentioned to me that they already filled their 2007 analyst class with the summer interns for Sales and Trading. Is this possible, and if so, why is this bank continuing to recruit on my campus? They already opened for resume su...
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Prospects - Undergrad degree in finance Hello everybody. First off just fishing for some advice or guidance. Im British, have just finished a 4 year undergrad Degree in Business Finance (1st Class). Have also studied for my Investment management certificate and im 23 years old. Im not sure how you calculate GPA as we dont work on the sam...
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Third InterviewI am just getting into IB and applying for a positon as an analyst for a small boutique firm. A firm has sent me about 50 pages of reading material along with a script to read to their clients. I have my third interview this friday, and i'm trying to understand where I stand in the interview pro...
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Investment Banking Experienced Hire QualificationsLooking for some insight regarding placement into the IB field with a background in Accounting. I will have my CPA as well as a year under my belt soon at a Big 4 Acct Firm in the Financial Services practice with both tax and audit experience. Have always aspired for a career on Wall Street, but nee...
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I think I have an interview?I received an e-mail from a recruiter from a boutique in Chicago asking me a few questions, and when I could make it out to Chicago for an interview for an analyst position. After a few e-mails we both agreed on next Thursday, but did not specify a time. I sent an e-mail asking what time the inter...
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Acquiring an analyst positionGuys, How do the larger, more reputable banks look upon a recent graduate applying for an analyst position? I have a very solid GPA from an excellent school and good experience. After considerable, thought, I've decided I'd like to pursue a stint in banking. Any thoughts are welcome. Cheers...
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internship from small collegeI returned home from Iraq a few months ago and am now going to a two year college. I, so far, have A's in all my classes. Is it possible to get a good internship while attending a 2 year college or would I have to wait until I tranfer into a better school?...
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Summer Associate InternshipsI spent the past 6 yrs at a large hedge fund (operations dept). I just left for a top 5 mba program. I am looking for a summer assoc internship (corp fin). However, since I started in the evening mba program while working, I'm not eligible for on-campus internship recruiting. As a result, I have...
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Is it appropriate to ask a recruiter if..I was referred to a recruiter at a BB by someone else at the firm. The recruiter requested my resume and more information, which I then provided. The subsequent recommendation was that I should apply to the summer internship program. My question is whether it is professional to inquire of my likelih...
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Trading jobAfter graduating I didnt get a grad job, so worked at a prop house for six months, then operations for months. After that I got a job as a market risk analyst for about 1 year. Went travelling, worked as a teaders assistant for another 3 months. Before going on holiday I secured a grad job. i start ...
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getting into trading - Didn't get a grad job After graduating I didnt get a grad job, so worked at a prop house for six months, then operations for months. After that I got a job as a market risk analyst for about 1 year. Went travelling, worked as a teaders assistant for another 3 months. Before going on holiday I secured a grad job. i start ...
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Recruiter or HeadhunterHas anyone had any luck using a recruiter or headhunter to land any IBank Interviews? If so, would you share who you used, a little about the experience, and would you recommend them to others? Thanks...
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Getting an interviewHow have people who did not attend a targeted school land a job in Investment Banking? What tactics did you use to get on their radar? Were you able to leverage Alumni or family relations? Any ideas and stories would be appreciated. My story - Graduated in 2002 B.S. in Finance from small priva...
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Chances after not receiving an offer on summer analyst stintI did a summer analyst stint in Capital Markets at a third tier bank (think Barclays, Bear, Wachovia) and I was not extended an offer. What are my chances at landing a position at another investment bank that is at least 3rd tier? I am also very open to MM, Boutique shops. I have solid grades (3....
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Internship at branch office?Is it possible that local branch offices of Morgan Stanley, UBS, etc. offer internships/part time jobs for college students during the year? Has anyone done something like that before? Thanks....
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KeyBankAll - I have a phone screen with KeyBank, HQ'd in OH,USA for their IB Analayst position. Can someone provide more information as to how marketable one can be if he wants to move to a BB in 1-2 years? Any information and brainstorming is appreciated thedesi ...
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Advice to Use ConnectionsI have a question. I go to Princeton, and I see there is lots of room for networking. I can pull the grades, but can anyone give me advice on selling myself? I have a relative who works at Lehman Brothers in NY. Any suggestions on approaching him (I haven't met him, but I know pretty much his wh...
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Transition from Corporate Finance into Investment BankingHello Monkeys, this is my first time posting on this forum, however, I have been lurking for quite some time! I am almost 3 years out of college and have been working in a Treasury group for a Fortune 500 Healthcare company - I have, up until recently, been working in the Capital Markets/Foreign Exc...
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Applying multiple internship positions in the same companyHi everyone, I am applying for summer internship now and I know applying multiple posts might get rejected directly, However, my case might be a bit different. The company I am applying offers summer intern (for penultimate), apprenticeship (for non-penultimate) and off-cycle intern. And the depart...
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Fitch Ratings Associate Analyst InterviewI've got an interview coming up with Fitch Ratings as an Associate Analyst in their NYC office. I've been told that they have an excel modeling test and was hoping someone who may have gone through the process can give me some insight on what the modeling test may entail and also what technicals t...
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Structuring interview questions?Hi - I have an upcoming interview for a structuring position in equity derivatives. Can any practisioning structurer/trader/salesperson shed some light on some commonly asked questions? Btw I'm from a quant background. Many thanks for your help....
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First round DB Tech in San Fran for SA positionFirst round 30 min phone interview with DB tech group (SA) in 2 days. Does anyone have any information on this group or any advice on what to expect? ...
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Assessment tests Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Financial Advisor Associate Training ProgramHi everyone, I am searching on the Internet to find any info about Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Training assessment tests, but I do not find anything helpful. Most of the time people are bragging about themselves, how great they were and how easy it was, but nothing practical or helpful. I li...
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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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Background check on volunteer experienceDo employers do background checks for volunteer experience? I volunteered at a nursing home throughout high school but I extended the years on my application to note volunteer experience in college (at the same nursing home). Problem is it was very off and on. I volunteered during winter breaks but ...
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JPMorgan Linear Quantitative ResearchHi, What do you think of this internship : http://goo.gl/BDOq0 Is there a risk of doing MO/BO work ? Does someone know the Linear Quantitative Research group ? Ultimately, I would like to be HF prop trader but I am interested in algo trading too. What do you think ? (Hong Kong is no problem for me)...
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Career Choice: Real Estate vs Investment Banking Hey guys I am currently faced with a tough decision. I've always dreamt of a career in IB in London. But as you know, competition is quite fierce and I had little luck thusfar. Since my UG degree is unrelated to finance, I applied for a MSc in Finance at LSE and RSM. Unfortunately LSE rejected m...
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Switching from Economic Litigation Consulting to Investment BankingI'm looking for some advice on lateraling into investment banking. My main concern was that I missed the boat by not entering out of undergrad, but after doing some research I feel like I'm not too far removed in that aspect. Non-target undergrad, double major in finance and accountancy with a soli...

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