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Which one: VC (Venture Capital) or PF (Prime Finance) - Exit Ops?

UndervaluedOpportunity

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"

ayy

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?

ravioli789

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?

ColdCaller

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 Finance

Pictet

Dear 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 Trading

Just_In_Trade

I 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 BAD

ibpotential

Recently 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?

drewadams30

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?

ayy

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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FO or MO or BO for CIB Global Treasury Management at JPM

joshuabaruch12

Would you guys consider CIB Global Treasury Management at JP Morgan To be Front office, middle office or back office job? ...

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long distance mid-level recruiting

earthwalker7

For me, I'm 40 years old, and have experience, but it's all overseas. I still live overseas but am trying to get back to USA. How can I do long-distance recruiting?...

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The Book everyone that's not a boss yet can count on

Pitbull Class

WSO is where's it's at. It's where I honed my (admittedly poor at start) writing years ago. Writing investment decks for years is not the same as writing prose. When I look at WSO it has improved tremendously in the past years, not just the content, but the structure and features. For all intents an...

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Advice on my situation

L I am

Hey WSO, I thought I'd reach out to the forums to see if anybody has advice or an opinion on my current situation. I am 22 years old and currently finishing up my second (Sophomore) year (48/60 credits) at a college in Western Canada. The college is affiliated with a large University that has a nu...

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Who here is trying to transition careers?

GolfClubSpot

I've been thinking more and more lately about how to properly go about transitioning in your career. I feel like in almost all of our careers, a time will come when we consider this, and I wanted to see if I could collect some best practices here. What tools/tips have you all found for jumping from...

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Leave well-known MM ER firm after 2-4 months for new VC firm?

boomtown917

Hi everyone, I am using a throwaway for this post for obvious reasons.... I am trying to figure out whether I should leave a brand-name MM firm where I just started doing ER for a role in a new VC firm. Here is a quick synopsis of my background & position: My background: - 2 yrs exp in consulting ...

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List four possible ways (direct or indirect) to execute an SQL query against an Oracle Database?

anji.appmajix

Using the SQL*Plus command line tool. With this tool, you can directly execute SQL commands. Using a GUI (Graphical User Interface) tool like SQL Developer. You can directly execute SQL commands with such tools. Using Oracle Enterprise Manager. This is an indirect way of executing an SQL query. When...

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Of Jakarta, Auckland, Singapore

WeirMonkey

Hey guys, new monkey here! I'm looking for some advice, as my condition is somewhat unique and I can't find much about what I'm looking for. Basically, I'm an Indonesian guy who is currently a senior in New Zealand uni, with an internship experience in a local boutique PE firm as an equity analyst (...

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Interested in different position at the same company while in interview process

ayy

So, I have already gone through an interview process for a position (I will refer to it as A) and am waiting for a response back around early next week. But, a job posting for another position (B) came up for the same company about a week ago, and tbh I am more interested in (B). What would you do ...

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Pigeonholed in a Career

LonghornBBA16

Hey guys and gals, I'm looking for some advice. I am a first year analyst at a BB Private Bank and graduated from a top tier public school. Recently I've taken a harder look at what I want out of a career and what would make me happy. In my current position I'm paid well, don't work terrible hours ...

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Cold E-Mailing - Contradicting Advice

NYPrincess

Recently, I've been browsing the WSO forums looking for advice on cold e-mailing. So far I have found a lot of contradicting advice. Some people suggest (and this is what I have just started doing) doing a short, brief e-mail that is to the point. The less is more tactic. Other people seem to totall...

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cover letters

earthwalker7

Cover letters rarely get read. Yet they are often requested. Is there's a template so as to be able to more quickly churn them out, and give them the best chance of being effective? Usually I go with: "We share connections with X prerson, or ..." and then "Reasons to hire me are 1,2,3" What do y...

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Exiting from corporate banking

baloneymaloney

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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Consultancy to Investment Banking in London

ldconsultant101

Hi, I currently work as a 1st year consultant in London and I wish to move to Investment Banking in the near future. Out of sheer ignorance, how do I actually make the move to investment banking M&A at a bulge bracket / mid-market boutique investment bank? Should I go to a recruitment agency specia...

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CV SHREDDING - NEED HELP

Newest chimp

Hi! I would like you guys help me tear apart my resume! I am mainly interested in a career within consulting but I haven't excluded other industries. Be as honest as possible: please focus on content, format, grammar etc. And also, since there is nothing I can do about my existing experiences, plea...

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Hit Rock Bottom

yesmam123

Long time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE internships (no big names), and an internship at a M&A advisory firm (again no big name),...

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Longest Interview Process?

BankerC159

I was just wondering what's the longest someone has been strung out during an interview process. A friend of mine had a phone interview with the HR department for a position about three weeks ago. Then had a phone interview with one of the managers within the group about week after the phone interv...

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asset based lending

theWhiz

What do people think of Asset Based Lending? I recently received a job offer from a BB in NY in an ABL product group. Any information about a typical ABL group analyst exit opportunities, placements into B-school out of similar groups, bonus, and lifestyle would be helpful. Thanks....

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How Competitive is Evercore

Natenberg

I'm a fresh graduate from college and looking to move into sell side ER or M&A advisory areas, hell even public or municipals. Evercore has some interesting opportunities. I will be taking my CFA I exam in June and will be looking into other opportunities outside of my job in brokerage possibly then...

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Resume Question During Interview

HearMeRoar

Hi Monkeys, Just had an IBD internship interview, and was asked to name comps used on a project done months ago (business model development, so not comps in IBD's sense; didn't say I had them on resume). Barely remembered two and admitted that I couldn't remember more. I wonder how this would be l...

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Is it important to include MS Office/Word/Powerpoint on CV?

Personperson

I'm wondering how important it is to include Microsoft Office, Word, and Powerpoint on my CV for IBD or S&T applications. I figured recruiters would figure that I'd know how to open a Word doc and that it doesn't need to be said explicitly. But I'm looking for different opinions. Out of that grou...

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Project Finance or Acquisition / Leveraged Finance for PE exit?

hownowbrowncow

Hi all, noticed that there has not been much discussion on Project Finance lately. I am kindly hoping to get advice on choosing between 1) Project Finance - Infra and 2) IB - Acquisition Finance & LevFin ("AF&LF"). Ultimately, I aim to work in a PE, be it on the debt fund or equity side. It seems fr...

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Is UIUC Target in Chicago?

Monkeyboti

Hi, I'm a sophomore at UIUC majoring in Statistics and Finance in Agribusiness. I currently have a corporate development internship in few weeks, and possibly have an part-time job at the regional boutique investment bank during my junior year. Although I have, or will have, an OK work experience ...

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Corporate Banking Interview

dickiegreenleaf

Hi, I have an interview coming up for a corporate banking summer analyst position at a BB in Toronto. What questions should I expect in this interview? Any advice for preparing for it? Thanks in advance! ...

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Does BlackRock verify my GPA?

susannunya4

I am a rising senior, wondering if i recieve an offer from BlackRocm will they request an official transcript when i graduate?...

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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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PE/VC internship posting - Legit or Nah

TFTC

Yo what up, I have an internship interview on Friday at this hybrid VC fund type of company and wanted to know if you guys think this has any legit finance exposure. The ad says that you need to have passion for marketing/and or finance - I am not too hot on marketing and really want the investment...

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Severance question by hiring company

Fly4Fun

Got a call from a company looking to hire, wanted to know what I got as a severance package from my previous employer. I side stepped the question but the HR person wanted to know specifically what it was. I told them the agreement prevented me from disclosing the details, who they said "very intere...

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Writing a fall internship's responsibilities on resume before starting to appear more attractive for spring/summer recruiting?

sylviasmom4

I'm starting an internship at a private equity search fund in Boston in September, but I realize that recruiting/networking season has started a while ago. I know there are some threads where posters condemn future interns who put "Incoming Analyst at BB 2019" on their resume/LinkedIn, calling it t...

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Where to find Series 16 study materials?

markel.25

So I've been working as a research editor/supervisory analyst at an investment bank for almost three years, but not FINRA member firm (I live in Asia). Was thinking of preparing for Series 16, as I may be relocating soon and would need to pass it if I get hired as a supervisory analyst at a FINRA me...

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Feeling hopeless and lost today

Anxiousallthetime

Currently 20 year old female who is going to be a junior in the fall and feeling super behind in a career sense... So because of a lot of things like depression and ADHD and a slow comprehension of material (I know how that all sounds), my GPA has gone down to a 2.5. I am a finance major at Baruch c...

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What firms do UVA kids end up in banking?

iridescent007

The discussion is not limited to UVA. For example, where do most people at NYU/UCLA go for an entry-level banking job? As an incoming student at UVA, I really want to know where the alumni end up because LinkedIn does not seem to give all the answers. ...

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Headhunters ghosting you

swaggerisaliability

hey guys, have you ever experienced headhunters reaching out about an open role you applied for to chat, only to not respond? I've had this happen to me about 3x in the past month. I'd apply to a headhunter listing and they'd get back saying how they want to chat and asking me to suggest times. I su...

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What career path should I go down

nathantoa41

I am currently going into second year of university studying mathematics ( I'm from the Uk and attend a decent university) Experience: Pre-university internship at a tier 2 IB spring week at tier 1 IB with a summer 2019 internship offer in Securities Currently working at a management consultant jus...

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3.0 GPA with no experience.

sestokes

I recently graduated from the University of Mississippi, top 10 school in nation for accounting. I graduated with my undergraduate in accounting and I am now actively applying for jobs. I have no experience in the working world and have a 3.0 GPA. I have applied for around 5 jobs as a financial anal...

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Commercial Banking to High Finance

MountainMonkey

Hey everyone, Looking for opinions on breaking into high finance (prefer buy-side) in NYC. I'm planning to move there in about 2 years so I've got a long timeline to work with. I currently work for a mid-sized commercial bank ($4B in assets) in a credit training program, which is 3-4 years of wor...

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Sophomore SA Technicals vs Junior SA Technicals?

darthStrader

Seeing as many sophomores will only now start taking dedicated finance courses (or have taken very introductory coursework), how do technicals for sophomore SA positions differ from their junior-level counterparts? Are they usually much more basic?...

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Northwestern Mutual Internships

Barcadia

I'm going in for an interview next week. Does anybody know anything about their internship program? http://www.northwesternmutual.com/career-opportunities/financial-representative-internship/about-our-internship-program.aspx#A-Day-in-the-Life It's seems like it's going to be a lot of cold calling...

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Jobless for 4 months after graduation ...

Shelley.Wang

Hi guys. I desperately need your wisdom and advice. I graduated from Rotman (Canada) with a master's degree in risk. GPA 3.7+ (dean's list and entrance scholarship). Passed CFA I and FRM I. I had a pure finance background before. My internship experiences in descending orders: bank risk management...

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Considering declining final-round interview - will it close off all future with the firm?

petergibbons

A couple months ago, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do next, and talked to a bunch of headhunters, and have made it to a final round interview with another firm. The process has taken awhile, and in that time, I've decided now isn't the right time to consider the role. If I withdraw my ...

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How do I ask a PM for a job?

Michiavelli

Hello everyone, I currently work in and I get to talk to PM on almost a daily basis (via emails mostly). How do I go about asking PM's for a potential job in the future? Or just genuine advice on how I can get to be in the position they are in without coming across as someone needy? How should I c...

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2 Different GPA's (transferred) and an Experienced Hire - Need Advice

Anonymous Monkey

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From banking internship to consulting - how hard is it?

hamletquestion

Hi all, just wish to ask for advice on a dilemma. I am a rising junior at a top 10 target school, recently received an IBD offer from a tier 2 investment bank (think of Citi/Barclays/CS). However, my heart actually prefers consulting over banking, and the main reason I applied for banking is that ba...

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Financial advisor vs investment banker

Flexskeet

Hello Wall Street oasis, I have read on these forums for a few months and I have a question for all of you. So my father is a financial advisor at a known BB in the Midwest and we are well off. I have just come across the topic of investment banking(I’m a senior in high school) and I was wonderin...

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Should I reach out to recruiters from previous years?

Confused-Kid

I was referred to a bank a year or two ago and soon after a recruiter contacted me to set up an interview. I didn't land that role so my question is would it be appropriate to contact that recruiter againand inquire about opportunities for this year? If so, how should I got about doing it? Should I ...

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CPA Exam in Maryland, Virginia, or DC?

Steed.Menendez

So, I'm currently working in the DMV area in an entry level accounting job, and I am trying to get the ball rolling on applying for the CPA exam. I was wondering if anyone on here had applied through one of these three different jurisdictions, or had advice to offer on which one of them is the eas...

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JPM Corporate Client Banking or Oliver Wyman Consulting?

SOFRLIBOR

Hey all, I am looking for some advice here. I received a full time offer from JPM's Corporate Client Banking team. This team works a lot with the lev fin team in the IB, therefore the majority of the work is IB rather than commercial banking. CCBSI is a front office role, but technically it isn't h...

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Raytheon Fin Analyst I interview questions

T. Brosevelt

Hello everyone, I have an upcoming phone interview w/ Raytheon. Does anyone know which types of questions will be asked? From what I've found online, more than likely fit questions. I am some what concerned over technical questions since I graduated over a year ago and have definitely forgotten som...

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How do I spin a political Internship for finance interviews???

AZNman

I am a rising sophomore at an Ivy. I started applying for internships too late in the year and was not able to get a finance internship for the summer. However, I had worked on a political campaign for a large race in high school and through a connection, was able to get another job for the summer o...

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Where to start your career

SE134

Hello folks, I have an important question to ask. I come from a small EU country (standards of living are significantly lower than the UK/US), but studied a STEM course at a British top target University (think Oxford/Cambridge) having graduated with top grades. In the summers I interned in a wide...

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Advice on where to go from here? With internships and recruiting and all.

dennial

Background about me: Rising sophomore at a target school in the West, bisexual (most people aren't well-aware of this fact, but I'm not sure if it's important) Vietnamese American, studying a major that's basically Psychology and Biology combined. Came into college pre-med and changed my mind. Curre...

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Remote Internship for Small PE Firm Worth It???

AZNman

I am currently a rising sophomore at an Ivy and I was looking for a fall internship. I started off college as a non-finance major and I am now trying to get some finance internship experience under my belt. I currently have an offer from a small boutique bank in the area and this remote PE internshi...

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Networking with Powerful People

simian_superman

Hi, fellow monkeys! I'm still coming up in my finance career, having spent the last 4 years in structured finance operations role at a tech company on the West Coast. It's been a great experience and I'm upping my networking game to the point where I'm getting introductions to some powerful people...

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How can i recruit/job-search long-distance to Silicon Valley?

earthwalker7

I live in Hong Kong. I want to explore tech jobs (probably corp dev and VC) in Silicon Valley. It is really difficult to network long-distance. Anyone have any tips on how to do it? I'm often told, by alumni in the Bay, that I need to take a trip out to SV to meet people. But even when I go there, I...

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Should I approach a family friend about an Internship

Wolfofgeorgestreet

Hi guys So I'm a freshman at university and I'm currently doing an accounting internship whilst studying. My uncle has been friends with this guy for over 20 years and my dad knows him as well, he started his own HF a few years back and created a new ER/HF hybrid firm. I did work experience with h...

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A bird in the hand? (deciding on MM FT S&T offer)

FreddieMacDaddy

Hey guys, rising senior at a target looking for some advice. I was fortunate enough to receive a FT offer from my internship this summer. It is at a MM bank and the offer is for S & T, which is the field I definitely want to go into. The people and experiences were great (wouldn't mind working ther...

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Studying in England yay or nay; Chances of finding an IB job in London/HK

MonkeyMoo5

Hey all, I am wondering what my chances will be to find an IB job in London or HK after graduation. I think its important to know as, if my chances are too low to find a job, I won't bother pursuing an expensive English Masters. My resume will look like this; I plan on pursuing a Masters in an ec...

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Reneging BB for EB?

gungun

Recently accepted an offer at a BB (CS/Barc/BAML/Citi), but just got a callback from a boutique that never got back to me before (EVR/Moelis/Laz/CVP type) and said that I am off the waitlist and can receive an offer. Should I tell them I already took an offer, but if they are OK with me reneging, th...

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Want to go Big 4 Audit to IB

Banana Bandana

Hello! Long time WSO reader here, but first time poster. Story: Currently an audit Senior Associate in a Big 4 midwest office looking to move into investment banking. Background: I've had this goal since college, but I didn't go to a target school (went to a midwest public school that has minima...

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UK Risk Internship with Masters?

Jamey42

Hey, I am about to do MSc Economics @ LSE. I have no internship experience (really nothing, except a few weeks doing something completely unrelated), so my intention is to apply for summer internship (in risk management); I have three questions about this! - I did my undergrad at a non-target in C...

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If No FT Offer After Jr. Year Internship, Am I Doomed?

MichaelScarn

Seeing how crucial the junior year internship is, and how that typically leads to a FT offer… what if you DON’T get an offer after your junior year internship? How crippling is that to your chances of landing another FT job when you’re interviewing your senior year of college? I would imag...

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VC internship and working part time at M&A boutique for next year SA

kevulgi

Hey everyone! Would love to hear your inputs on my current plan As of right now, my resume would not be strong enough for current SA recruitings so I plan on applying for when I am in my 3rd/last year of my undergraduate. I have an offer for summer 2019 for a VC firm investing in northern European...

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FT IB recruiting networking

ffffml

Hi, currently a rising junior at a college in nyc. My current plan is to land a buyside offer for FT (hf/pe). However, in the event that doesn’t happen, my plan is to try for FT ib recruiting. Right now I have a offer in hand from a family office for the summer and have a couple of interviews li...

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Consulting & Investment Banking recruiting in the same season?

prettychillguy

I am a rising econ major junior at a target school for most, if not all, major consulting and banking firms. I interned in corporate finance at an f-500 firm last summer and I did not thoroughly enjoy it. I want to try something in financial services next summer, but I can not decide between managem...

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What to expect for GS's Compliance HireVue?

boldpink48

Hi all, I just received a HireVue invitation for GS's Compliance division and am hoping to get a better sense of what types of questions to expect. Is anyone who has completed the Compliance Hirevue willing to share any info? Mainly curious about whether there will be any technical or markets que...

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HELP: MOVING/ JUMPING/ ESCAPING BACK OFFICE (Audit) to FRONT OFFICE

adamdmu

Hi everyone, This is my first post and I really need help desperately. I am utterly STUCK in Internal Audit for an investment bank (Top 5 globally) and am dying to go to front office (sales, asset management, M&A or equity research) yet dont know how and am not finding entry routes. Brief backgrou...

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How relevant or useful is an internship at Stratfor?

Dobinhom

For those of you who have never heard of them, it is a private intelligence firm with clients ranging from hedge funds to corporations and governments. For a recent grad (Finance & Economics) with no prior internship experience, what would such an internship be good for? What area in wallstreet? Tha...

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Common alternative path if Investment Banking doesen’t work out?

Andrew12345

I just finished my freshman year at a semi-target school (3 out of 8 BB’s recruit for their IBD). I’m attempting to do the right things. I’m getting good grades. I’m taking a finacial modeling course in my free time. I’m networking using school, fraternity, religious, and family connection...

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Great first FT jobs besides IB?

mjkbang333

It seems like IB is the gold standard for jobs straight out of undergrad, but there are so many great career paths. What are some other jobs in finance that, similar to banking, have: 1) Good opportunity to learn early in career 2) Provide exit opportunities comparable to IB 3) Surrounded by smart,...

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Boutique M&A vs. MM Equity Research

GmfP1982

Hey WSO, First post on here, been hanging around for awhile. Really appreciate all the support/guidance y'all provide. I have a decision to make soon between two opportunities in the same city and I'm looking for the best path to open doors down the road. I know when the time comes I'll be pressure...

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Superday CANCELLED because of flight delay

Bradley-Smith

I recently got a superday at RBC in New York. My flight was delayed and eventually cancelled due to the weather. After speaking with HR, they said they can no longer guarantee me an interview, and they don't reschedule for individual students even though this whole situation was out of my control. ...

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Analyst/Associate – Valuation Advisory (ESOP) - Stout Risius Ross

matt.ralph2

I'm currently looking to make the move into D&P or Alvarez Marsal Transaction Advisory. This Valuation role came up from Stout and I'm curious what a role in Valuation Advisory for ESOP would like like in terms of the actually job as well as exit opportunities. Thanks!...

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Standing out in careers/open days

GoldenBananas

Fellow Apes, I have been looking around for different tips that would help me stand out to recruiters during careers/open days and maximise my chances of being invited for an interview or some other form of communication after the event. How do you seal the deal with HR? :) all jokes aside of cour...

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Career change: from consulting to .... ?

Nonette

Hello everyone! I hope to find some help in here, as I am taking a bit of time off to think about what to do next. I am a statistician (master’s degree in statistics) and used to work on risk management consulting for banking clients for 5 years. Though I really enjoyed working on that, I’m lo...

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Choosing between Equity Research and Leveraged Finance

Lemke

Hello, I've been an avid reader of WSO for a while and would need some advice for career choices. I have previous internship experience in equity research. Current options: 1) FT position at a highly respected equity research firm. 2) Long-term internship (think north of 6 months) in leveraged f...

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What's the worst interview/recruitment experience you've ever had?

omegalul

Title says it all. Stories of getting ghosted by the damn HR, interview fails, etc. would be highly appreciated....

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Positive equity Proprietary Desk

info_23

Good morning, does anybody has a feedback of the firm "Positive equity" they have an office in Dublin and one in Split (Croatia) and wanted to know what you guys think of the firm or if anybody worked there before. You can find here the company website: https://positive.ie/...

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proactive self-pitch business plan / how to play your own game

earthwalker7

One of the tricks I've used to get hired (and I've jumped a fair few times) is that I walk in to the interview with a deck outlining the industry, my business plan for the work I'm going to take on, etc. No longer is just sending your CV in enough. Rather I show up with a portfolio of my previous ...

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When does FT recruiting for IB/PE/MBB out of undergrad happen?

deletedeletedelete

I'm a rising junior and considering studying abroad in the fall of my senior year, after my internship next summer at a BB. I'm concerned about the FT recruiting timeline for other banks, PE firms, and maybe even MBB consulting, just in case I want to keep my options open and/or don't get a return o...

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Getting screwed by the background check....

Prangs

My friend is currently a junior at Cornell. To get a good internship after sophomore year summer, he told BlackRock he was a junior to apply. He got the internship offer, and now has the FT. He does not want to graduate early to take the FT though. He wants to use BlackRock as a stepping stone. ...

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any decent finance gigs in Charlotte, NC?

wiretire009

anyone have any knowledge or experience with finance firms in Charlotte? Any recommendations to check out? Looking for something in a fund, investment banking, private equity, Thanks...

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Aspiring Wall Street Student: Where do I start???

devul

Hi WSO, I am a young student looking to learn about the market and the different areas of Finance. I have always been fascinated with Wall street and I am trying to start early to put myself in position to break in eventually. I have been following the market and reading articles online but I was ...

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Two Offers in IB Which is Better

Chimptasticer

I received an offer from Goldman (associate) and UBS both risk (authorized officer). Pay, benefits are about the same. I really hope to move up, looking for a leadership role, in my next move. Any advice about culture, hierarchy structure, are appreciated!...

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Careers in investment strategy at banks

frenchgold

Hey monkeys, Wondering if there are any jobs at IBs that revolve around investment strategy and would be close to a buy-side role. Obviously, am assuming ER is one but I'm curious as to what the higher levels of ER look like....

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escape hatch / "Mr. Wizard, I need an exit"

earthwalker7

So what else you guys looking to do other than high finance? Anyone starting a company, or shifting industries? Seems to me, ibanking / finance is not what it used to be comp-wise, and certainly it was never all that fun or fulfilling (for me, anyway). Anyone found a decent escape hatch?...

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Should you send an example of work in networking emails

Chris-Richa

Hey guys I just graduated literally two weeks ago from a non target school with a decent GPA (3.8). I am working in accounting right now and trying to break into IB, most likely at a boutique. Anyways, one of the alums I talked to told me it was a good idea to attach a piece of work to my cold email...

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career cross-roads/move from PE to tech company

earthwalker7

I'm querying the hive mind, to see what people might suggest for directions, as I'm at cross-roads. After 10 years post MBA my career has stalled and I'm needing to jump-start it, and redirect to things I care about more. I want to take my career in a more tech/company-building direction. In the ...

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Big 4 Audit vs 2nd-Tier TAS for My Goals

auditing sox

Hi Everyone, I'm currently a second year in assurance and am looking to get out asap. I tried to give this job the old college try and stuck it out for 2 busy seasons, but I'm finding very quickly this job isn't a good fit for my interests and won't get me the exit opps I want. I have the opportun...

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Learning How to Forecast Balance Sheet Accounts

Accrual Dictator

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows any reading material that would be good for learning how to forecast current asset, current liabilities, and PP&E type of accounts when creating DCF models. I feel as though I am starting to get a good sense for how to build revenue models and whatnot, but I'm ex...

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Asset based Lending Exit Opportunities

jjush2801

I'm going to be starting at an Asset Based Lending group for PNC. The first few years of this role will have me as a Field Examiner. I was wondering what the most common exit opps for this line of work are, and what are some interesting fields I could potentially break into? What lines of work/exp...

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Navigating UBS Risk Management Offer

z_flat

Got an offer from UBS, upward move but previous role was in capital markets at Mitsubishi UFJ, got laid off and applied like hell. Originally they said they were considering more experienced candidates but I guess their first choice traded away. My title would be "Authorized Officer", but the Job P...

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