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Rock Bottom but ain't giving up

Bill Ackman

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

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Nonlinear Career Tracks - Anyone on one?

Venturepapi

This post is for the nonlinear career trotters - All the paper perfect ivys to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or Consulting can skip this thread unless you have some value to provide. But to the nonlinear career trotters, curious what your trajectories have...

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Has anyone here been unemployed for 3+ months?

differentialequations12

I'm literally going crazy sitting at home -- got let go a few months ago. I have had at least 6-7 in person interviews (with decent companies) -- and at least double that in phone screens but have gotten no return offers. Has anyone been here before? Am I terrible at interviewing or...

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How to land a SA internship this summer (San Francisco/Bay Area)

NeverOutOfTheFight

Hello, I am a non-target MSF student and a CFA lvl II candidate trying to break into ER or IB within a year. I did not apply for the traditional SA internship positions because I thought my resume was not strong enough at the time. Now I have a quarter of my masters program under my belt (with a go...

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Next steps...

jnx123

Hi - I've recently been accepted to study PPE at the University of Oxford and shall almost definitely be attending. I'd consider Princeton, however, it's unlikely I'll be admitted and it would cost a lot more and be less fun than Ox. The grade requirement is not very strict and I should have no pr...

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Rate my cold email template (old vs new)

John-Jacobs1

Email 1 (current): My name is XYZ and I am a senior majoring in XYZ at XYZ University who found your information via Linkedin. I am interested to learn more about investment banking and XYZ bank in particular. Would you have some time this week to speak? I would appreciate the chance to learn about...

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exiting highly specialised sector banking

Gmoneydawg

hello all, i've been trying to solve this problem for some time now and wanted to try my luck with the gurus on this forum. i've been in highly specialised sector banking (oil and gas) for about 5 years now and have been trying to exit with no luck. the m&a market is pretty dead where i'm based whi...

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Off cycle internships 2019

anewmonkey122

As a second semester senior with no job offers, I am starting to look at off cycle internships. Honestly, I dont really know much about them and would really appreciate any type of information. What firms offers them to seniors and what the process look like. Is it super competitive etc. If anyone h...

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Yale admit, now what?

aagar13

I was accepted to Yale for my undergraduate studies and am planning on double majoring in applied math and econ. I want to work in finance, but I'm unsure if my majors are fitting and what opportunities there are. I've researched investment banking and it doesn't seem very appealing (long hours, mon...

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Graduating senior looking for jobs

anewmonkey122

What are some places that are still recruiting? I am a second semester senior still looking for jobs. I am feeling awful as most people around me got offers. I am so desperate What are my options now? Any advice would be appreciated. PS: i am an international student...

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Tear it apart and please give advice on how to describe

C to the K

Hey guys so please have a look at my CV and please understand that in my longest experience I was working for a family firm. I have a hard time describing what I was doing but I was involved with all day to day management of the firm(I come from the Middle East and seniority comes with blood) my s...

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Preferred internship offer deadline before other internship's final interview (booked flight, hotel, etc)

hardardnavee

As the title says, a job that I would prefer gave me a deadline to accept in advance of a final interview with a company that booked my flight, hotel, etc. Was wondering what the appropriate thing to do in this situation is, as I do not want to waste both me and the company's times, but feel very ba...

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FT offers: Deciding between BB MO or Tier 2 FO

mono_style

Senior at a semi-target, graduating in May, econ+maths major. Got a couple of FT offers here and there but none of them is ideal: 1. market risk at BB(GS/MS/JPM) 2. sales at a French bank (BNP/SocGen) but not equity derivatives desks 3. FX sales at DB in Hong Kong Hope to move into a sales/structu...

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Casual Intro call?

Throwaway987654321987654321

Hey everyone, I've got a call coming up with a senior analyst at a MM shop tomorrow morning. He says it's just introductory and casual, but I want to be as best prepared as possible since he's very involved with recruitment. The call is coming up so soon - how would you prepare if you were me? I d...

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New analyst job in small department of 4 in mortgage investment analytics. How do I go about asking about career progression?

sammydams

Starting out as an analyst in a small department. Would it be awkward to ask about future career progression? I like the salary, I like the people, and the job seems interesting. But I'm curious as to what the career progression looks like. For instance, Start: Analyst: Salary x, 2 years later: Seni...

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Military Background, Starting MBA at 30 with goal to break into finance

Noctus

I am currently at a crossroads in that I can stay doing a job related to what I did in the military for 5 years or go a completely different direction and enroll in the MBA program I've been accepted to (top 10 program). My goal is to get a finance job, I know I need to narrow it down more than that...

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Will Intern Anywhere In the U.S. for free

frothy88

Currently a sophomore trying to find a summer internship in IB or a related role. Current PE intern....

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Interview prep - transaction advisory

Accidental Excellence

Hi! I've got an assessment day coming up and I am trying to prepare but need some help with what to focus on. The group I'm interviewing with offers transaction advisory services for private equity firms through the whole investment cycle, and covers financial DDs, exits, as well as operational imp...

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Financial Analysis Independent Contractor

Robb-Rafferty

I am seriously considering offering my professional services as an Independent Contractor or Consultant. The good news is I have significant practical experience doing a wide range or financial analysis and financial modeling for a number of commercial companies in the Washington DC Metro area. I a...

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Career Advice - BAML FMAP Program

NonTargetScum

Hi all, I recently accepted an offer for a summer internship with BAML's FMAP program. I come from the lowest non-target school possible, so I am very excited for this opportunity. I only landed this internship because of a last-minute connection that I made with one of the Managing Directors in th...

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Need your help!!!!

moebinfatah

hai, I am Moe and I am 23 years old. I am not a college student yet because I couldn't afford to pay for college at the time due my parent lost all their savings at their startup and I had to work at the time, and I need help with clearing my mind for taking the right path to fulfil my passion. I...

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International student full time roles

anewmonkey122

Hi, Are there any international students still looking for full time employment in the US? Most banks that sponsor visas are done with recruiting, and smaller banks dont sponsor visas. And pretty much most finance roles are with recruiting. What are some of the places that I can still apply to? ...

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Corporate Banking vs Corporate Finance

Covfefe_1

Hello, I'm looking at entry-level jobs and I was wondering which of these fields would better suit my long-term career goals. I am currently majoring in Economics at a non-target state school (3.7 expected GPA). I'm aiming to get into a top MBA later down the line, so would Corporate Banking or cor...

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Asking Boss about Applying For Another Job

flyovercityanalyst

Here is the situation... working for a large bank that I really feel a great fit with, but I’m not in the department I dream to be in long-term. The bank has a position available for what I want to do long-term, but it will be very competitive. How do I approach my current manager about this witho...

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Moving into IB/HF/PE - advice

Raymond Reeves

Hey WSO fam, I've been reading WSO articles and discussions for a while and always learnt a ton and had a good laugh, so I thought why not make myself an account and join in. Just wanted to get some tips (be as frank as you possibly can, I'm not sensitive in the slightest) for moving into invest...

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Flow Traders Psychological/intelligence test

alinaG

Hi, i an scheduled for a psychological/intelligence test with Flow traders. I was told it is nothing that i could study for. Do you have any comments? I dont know what to expect....

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Career/Transition Suggestions in RE

drtymny

Quick Summary: In my early 30's, graduated in finance from a non-target school with solid grades. Happened to stumble into hospitality business shortly thereafter and became a managing partner of a multi-concept F&B group. Thought I was going to be the next Ian Schrager (even made a play for small ...

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Transition from Tech -> Finance

Mikeinertia

Hi, I have previously worked on the sellside for 5 years, then moved over to Big Tech after the crisis. Curious whether anyone knows of paths back to the investment buyside for someone quite experienced (13y) on tech side and with ML experience, but no previous alpha research experience ? Any idea...

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How do you reference a mutual Linkedin connection in an email?

John-Jacobs1

If I am connected to Person A and Person A is connected to Person B, who I want to speak to and does not use their Linkedin. How do I go about referencing that common connection in an email?...

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Job offer. Worth it?

LongTermWarrior

Hello monkeys Once again, I am recurring to this forum because it is the most reliable source of professional advice I have found until now (sadly or not). I am considering changing my job and career 180º and I would like to hear your opinions on whether this is a good idea or not. As I will expla...

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Citi Prime Futures Securities Services

dlg.eska_1

Hi, has anyone who went to the super day for Citi PFSS heard back? I know that they have multiple final round interviews, and was wondering if they were giving out offers immediately or waiting until they interview every candidate...

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JPMorgan visa sponsorship

anewmonkey122

Hey, can anyone confirm for sure whether JPM sponsors visas for international students in the US offices? I have read on the JPM job description that the candidates have to have a permanent work authorization, but a lot of posts on this website say that they do sponsor visas. A bit confused. Or th...

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Struggling to land interviews

Anonymous Monkey

I am in my second semester of Sr year at the lowest non-target possible. I have 2 solid internships in corp fin and in the fraud department at the largest credit union in the world. I've got a lot of extracurricular activity in clubs, sports, etc. 3.6 GPA with 3.9 Major GPA. I've networked out my as...

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Should an I.T. professional at Millennium Management expect a bonus?

FloridaMike

For a purely I.T. professional at Millennium Management, should I expect a generous bonus in line expectations from a third party recruiting agency? It seems like an employer can find reasons to not pay bonuses (because of profit targets being missed, subjective employee performance assessments etc...

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MBA - going to investment side?

SalesMonkey2448

I am 27, Senior Analyst for **sales/capital raising** at REPE(2nd year) - **will MBA at a top school open my career as an investment professional at a buy side firm?** Feeling a little pigeonholed to a sales career... - Being in REPE already I get a lot contact from headhunters, for SWF investment ...

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Problems with employer

PatrickBatemannn

what should I do about this? I am removing this post per the advice of someone that commented. I can get in legal issues... ...

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HSBC online assessment passed but no feedback further from HR

vishakhasakhare

I have passed online assessment for HSBC pune but no any further call or update receiving from them. Any contact ? Or should consider I am rejected?...

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Don't fall for UIUC trap despite what some folks here tell you!

skran

Hi, I am at UIUC and have been active at WSO for past 3 years. I want to set the record straight: UIUC is not at all prestigious when it comes to quant roles in HF/MM/quant trading firms and you will be setting yourself up for failure if you come here. My background: I am majoring in Computer Scien...

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Leveraging Back Office Connections

tmurra33

My Father is well connected in the IB field, however, they all his connections are executives in the finance departments of BB and EB firms. How can I utilize these connections to land IB internships? I am a Sophomore student at a Canadian target school so I am mainly looking for advice pertaining ...

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Most well-known/prestgious VC firms?

John-Jacobs1

What are the most eye-catching/prestigious VC firms on a resume for an undergrad? Can you spin these to get IB?...

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Army National Guard and IB/Corporate Finance

dja214

I'm a rising senior at Lehigh University and I'm also in Army ROTC. After I graduate I will receive my commission as a 2LT in the NJ Army National Guard. I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not employers look at the national guard as a negative? I also wasn't able to do an internship this sum...

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Defining my options

shondon

Here's my situation. I am a senior finance major at a non-target private school. My GPA is a 3.5 I have extracurricular activities such as NCAA athletics, and involvement in my schools Finance Club. I have spent the past 2 summers working as a bank teller back at home (banking experience). I grad...

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Low GPA in First-Semester Masters

lookin4answers

I recently got back my final grades for this semester and I found out have a 3.1. It's my first semester as a Masters student and I'm at an Ivy school. I had a very rough semester and stretched myself way too thin. Essentially, I think I messed up my chances to get a good consulting job once I start...

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Reaching out to a "sort of" MD at goldman friend

Bloom-Davies

So I met this guy at my gym this summer we spoke in depth. we spot each other sometimes. He even gave me a tip to short oil at around 70 usd this summer. He is an MD at Goldman. He gave me his number but ive never used it and i haven't seen him in 4 months. Do you think this is an appropriate mess...

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Military Officer to PE/HF/AM Advice

FinanceFlyer

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to break into PE/HF/AM coming from a military background. Quick backstory - I interned in Global Markets at a BB and took a full time job with the same BB in Institutional Equity Sales. After two years there I transferred to Equity Research as an Assoc...

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Cold Emailing Cover Letter

djr

I know the cold emailing topic has been brought up several times before but I could not find this specific question: When cold emailing MMs and Boutiques, do you: 1. Put cover letter in body of email and attach resume 2. Put cover leter in body of email and attached cover letter and resume in one ...

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Wisconsin-Madison vs UIUC

Younghoon

Hi, before I get into my question, I'm Korean student, with F1 visa (no green card). I'm planning to go to UW Madison or UIUC. In terms of job opportunities, I chose accounting as my major. (And I do also want to work in wall street.) I know they neither are targets. (Maybe what about in chica...

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Struggling to get an internship

mtnclimber

The majority of my friends already have accepted internship offers. I have had a handful of in person interviews as well as some phone interviews but I haven't had any offers. Given that it is already January I am starting to get concerned that I won't be able to get an internship for the summer. ...

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Best HBS classes & Professors

French35

Hello, I am not a Harvard Business School student but since I am currently in Boston and I have nothing to do on Mondays and Fridays so I am thinking to spend some time at HBS. I actually have done it last semester at for a Linear Algebra class (not at Harvard). I went to the first lecture and the...

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Wilshire Associates - Reputation / Pay / Exit Ops?

monkeybuzz

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Application online timing? When is too late?

jackieolala

Hi guys, Let's talk about the timing in online application. Can you share your case on a time when you apply quite late and still get to the next step? I am currently looking at an industrial placement internship post at a BB(UBS) 's official website. It's post 2 months ago, and there are 2 mont...

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Bloomberg - Contacts

AmbitiousAndy

I applied for a spot as an equity research data analyst at Bloomberg recently & was looking to get in contact with someone from HR. Does anyone know for certain the format for bloomberg emails?...

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Grad Schemes: Central Bank or Private Bank?

gderapalino

Hi all, I live in Dublin I have offers for several grad schemes but my choice is focused on two: the grad schemes of the Central Bank of Ireland and the grad scheme of the biggest Irish bank with offices in NY and London. Money is exactly the same. The private bank pays for CFA exams. I'd like to w...

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White Paper II 2019: What is your best trade? Your Worst? The answers

ghstein

We’ve come up with a four-part answer to the best-trade question and a three-part answer to the worst-trade follow-up. The point is to go beyond the recitation of skills and accomplishment detailed in a resume to use an actual example to convey how you think about trading, risk and the tools you u...

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In need of career orientation advice, Please help!

ImadEddine

Good evening community, Let me tell you the story behind the object of this forum topic. I graduated high school (Mathematics Major) during the start of the 2008 financial crisis, which undeniably had its impact concerning the academic path I chose to follow. After an undergrad in management in Mo...

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BB Verbal?

Nonano

Interviewed with BB for lateral Associate position mid December. Spoke to HR the week after and the recruiter said that they were going to make me an analyst instead with a promotion to associate after 1 year. Then the recruiter went into detail in regards to comp, onboarding process, and set a st...

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Exit Ops: Cardone Capital

Captain Buyside

Anyone know the exit ops from Cardone Capital? They're based in Miami and run by a famous investor named Grant Cardone... don't know a ton about him but some people in the industry described him as the next Bill Ackman. Thoughts? ...

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Please HELP! In need of career orientation advice

ImadEddine

Good evening WSO community, Let me tell you the story behind the object of this forum topic. I graduated high school (Mathematics Major) during the start of the 2008 financial crisis, which undeniably had its impact concerning the academic path I chose to follow. After an undergrad in management in ...

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Joining T3 Trading Group

stanleyckkk

Hey guys, I know there are lots of bad reviews about T3 Trading Group, and I'm open to listen to all kinds of advice from people who know them well. I've done quite some researches on T3 Trading Group and I think they are truly legit. I'm looking forward to join them. However, I know that there are...

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How do I get into finance again?

Beats

Long story short, intentionally vague to protect my identity: * I graduated from a UK target university around 2-3 years ago * I did an internship in a front office division (non-IBD) of a large US Bank after my second year in university, and worked there full time for 1-2 years after graduati...

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10 YEARS OLD: Commodity Talent LLC Says Thank You!

ghstein

Commodity Talent LLC, a global executive search focusing on commodity roles across markets, strategies, front-to-middle-back offices, is celebrating its tenth birthday in January, 2019. It’s never been dull – and the past decade has been an unparalleled opportunity to learn and meet an end...

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BNP Paribas Investment Banking

P P

Has anyone had any experience with them? Thanks! Working at BNP Paribas ...

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Excel test for Internship at a Credit Rating Agency

crunch276

I have to do an excel test as part of the interview process for an internship at a small credit rating agency. I’ve already gone through 5 separate behavioural interviews where they’ve mentioned that using VBA is part of the position and i’ve told them that i don’t have any experience with V...

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What are some of the best non IB internships+companies that look great for IB recruiting?

John-Jacobs1

If you had any options available. MF PE like BX? MF HF like Tiger or Lone Pine? Distressed/Restructuring like Silver Point or Oaktree? Just curious as to what non IB internships look the best for IB recruiting....

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Freshman summer: where to start

backup5162018

Hi all, I’m a freshman at a T2 target (Penn CAS, Duke, Dartmouth), with an undecided major. I have a good GPA first semester. I’m interested in finance/consulting broadly, but I’m not exactly sure what within that world. I know it’s pretty late, but I’m wondering if I should get an inter...

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If I get a MBA in accounting instead of CPA, does it mean that I dont have to take review courses every year to keep the job?

TheBestMan

If a job requires EITHER a CPA license or a MBA in accounting. If I just get a MBA in accounting, does that mean that I don't have to take the accounting credit courses every year or pay the yearly CPA fees? Here are the options: 1. Get a MBA in accounting. Done. 2. Get a CPA. Take accountant coll...

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Networking dilemma

Basel5

Hey all, I was lucky enough to get an offer for next summer at a bank (tier 3 BB), however, I am quite sure that I don't wont to stay there (group). Would it be completely inadequate to start networking (and eventually recruiting) for other jobs even before the summer internship starts? My main ...

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2020 IB Summer Analyst Timeline

JCC223

Does anyone know which BB and EB will be pushing the recruitment back to the summer/fall like GS and JPM? I have talked to Citi HR who says they will be doing it in the Spring like last year. Any insight would be helpful. ...

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Intern Analyst Looking for Bank

momnpopshop

I interned at a boutique throughout this school year. My title is M&A Analyst, and I have truly been performing the duties of a full time analyst. However, now my boss says I dont have a FT job upon graduation in May. What do I do to network and find another boutique/MM bank? I have been applying...

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Offer advice

PalHK00

Hi, i really need an advice. I'm from a non-target who managed to get some offers. I'm currently deciding between Global treasury management program (JPM) in NY or securities services (Citi - under the markets umbrella) in NY. I want to go for the one that would pave the way for me (resources, net...

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How do I go from financial services to a hedge fund

uptown-johnny

I need help. How do I go from being a financial advisor to a hedge fund career? I enjoy a lot of the benefits of being financial advisor but half of what I do is sales, and the other half is relationship building. My masters degree studies were predominantly in economics, and capital markets, so I ...

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Odds of Finance Job out of MBA Program

Noctus

Hello everyone, I was recently in a top 10 MBA program that is well known for its finance program and took a leave of absence. I am approaching 30 years old, background is in the military. I have been working in a job related to what I did in the military while on my leave of absence. One of my co...

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Is there any hope? 26 year old

Granylagus

Hi. I'm a mid 20's male. I screwed up my career, working meaningless jobs after high school. I'm currently a sophomore at Baruch. Is it possible for me to break into finance?...

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Need to Brush up on your Accounting Skills?

Mr. Manager

Some of you may have heard that Harvard Business School does not teach introductory accounting classes anymore. One of the reasons is that they use an online accounting software from a BYU professor, who is now providing his course for free. Has some pretty good exposure and some top endorsements...

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HSBC Job Simulation Preparation help!

alicerose14

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has done the HSBC job simulation 17 or 18, in need of some preparation help!...

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I am Lost....Finance Career In Research Path Advice

paul-s

Hi, I finally decided to just join this site in order to get honest advice on career paths for a research career in finance. I am a new grad and I enjoy analyzing complex data, it plays to my engineering background. However, I have no clue how to actually approach the industry. I am trying to focu...

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Equity research: waiting to hear back

sammydams

I had an entry level equity research interview and am waiting to hear back.Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I had a phone call with HR mid November. Submitted a modeling test 2 days later. Interviewed in person end of November with analyst and her peers in different sector for 30 minutes ...

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Giving Back-- Holy Grail for Contacts in HF Industry

madmoney15

Well, I've been down on my luck lately, I got turned down for a Fund of Funds Analyst role and I'm waiting to see if I can get into Santa Clara University for an MSF. I figured doing something good will turn things around. And up to this point, I've been exceptionally greedy in regards to my resourc...

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I am moving to the U.S and so am seeking advice

keodhd703

Hey there folks! Was browsing the Internet for forums and came across this particular site. Little bit of background: I’m a British citizen, and am now transferring over to the U.S. having requested to do so. Reason being, I’m planning to make the U.S. my permanent home - it’s always been ...

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Should you start looking for a job in college or after you graduate

Giants123

In your senior year of college, should start looking for a job? Is it better to get a job after college or go get your MBA? If you have an offer after you graduate should you take it without looking for a better job?...

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CB exit to SAAS sales

Rpain92

Alright, I have been working in CRE/C&I lending for about six years. Started as an analyst worked my way to RM about 5 months ago. Pay is fine about 80K-95K a year post bonus. A former employer approached me with an opportunity in SAAs sales. The base would be 80K with total year-end earnings of 12...

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Question about PhD in Statistics and Getting a job in finance industry..

JohnnyLe

Hello, I'm an undergrad student studying Statistics as my major. I've thought Statistics is a pretty interesting major. So, lately, I decided to apply to graduate school for PhD in Statistics. Here is what I am wondering that What kind of position in a financial company like BB can I apply? I mean ...

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Rogue staffings from 2nd year analyst

monkeymadnessyo

i am a 1st yr analyst and a 2nd yr analyst will often trying and sneak in help on his staffings when i have a little downtime, almost always b***h work that keeps me there late. he says that he has a lot on so can't handle it all himself and talks about it being a good learning experience, but will ...

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Hedge Fund Grad Jobs

Jeng212

I recently came across the schemes at Point72 and Capula for graduate level analyst programmes. The applications both end around a similar time so I was wondering if there are any more programmes like these out there based in London. Just don't want to miss the deadlines on any more schemes....

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Deciding between Consulting and IB and other options

Euro-Bill

Basically, I have to decide what kind of job I want to pursue post MBA in order to even apply for an MBA. How do I decide between Consulting, PE, IB without any internships beforehand? My background: I am a CFA charterholder, working in Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) in one of the ...

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Investment Research/Analyst Jobs where most of work is independent/minimal human interaction

fomo120

Hello all, Recent graduate here looking to get your thoughts on an investment job involving mostly (or all) independent work (e.g. conducting research, updating models on Excel, writing research reports). I understand that many finance positions involve heavy interaction with others but wanted to ...

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Emailing after 1 year to a contact (reply to old email or send a new email?)

John-Jacobs1

I emailed a contact roughly 1 year ago and didn't follow up or do anything but now want to speak again. Is it better to send a new email or reply to my old email?...

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Replying to the same email multiple times for cold email or sending new email?

John-Jacobs1

For reference, sent an email ~4 months ago, no response, sent follow up after 1 week no response. Should I reply to my initial 2 emails or send a new email?...

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Eldridge Industries interview Second round

VCkid

I got an interview invitation at Eldridge Industries second round. Anyone have any experience with this??...

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What's going on with visa conversions in London?

ssc97

I'm a non-EEA citizen and one of the lucky ones, with a FT offer that the company is willing to convert, but I'm one of the only ones. Have a few very close friends with great pedigrees who did internships at a few BB's across London last summer who did not convert (mostly due to low conversion rate...

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Need Help Deciding On Summer Offers For IM

throwawayjobadvice

Have an offer at Fred Alger currently outstanding. Will hear back from BAML ER pretty soon, and I'm fairly positive on that. My current dilemma is that I've also had good talks with people at PIMCO and Harris Associates, and they like me, but none have started interviewing yet. My offer expires soo...

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Do international job applications have it rough when a job description requires "excellent communication skills"?

TheBestMan

A lot of international job seekers have a strong ascent when speaking English. And I have notice that a lot of job requirements state that the candidate must have "excellent communication skills". So, does this mean that if you have an ascent speaking English, then you are not fit for the job?...

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Someone please pick me up

BlackWool

Im willing to scrub your floors with my tooth brush until 3am to get on the trading desk. I WANT IN....

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investments internship advice

lowenergyjeb

Sup boyos: I have a pretty interesting background in terms of making into finance but I seek the wisdom(?) of you fine people here before I start at my new job. Non-target, low GPA person here, studied political science at a large state school on the east coast and just graduated summer 18. Start...

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When does persistence become annoying when looking for work/placements?

a5hleybmw

I am currently seeking paid/unpaid work. I lack the entry requirements for most posted positions and am actively bulking up my CV with relevant qualifications. To gain relevant experience I have been cold calling and cold emailing companies. About one email every quarter and have had genuine reason...

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I'm getting a new job - will I be able to leverage it in a bank?

igorzolot

I may be jumping the gun a little bit. Quickly, my background. I have an MBA from a top 20 school that is not quite known for high finance but is solid in terms of corporate finance. I have a background mostly in advertising from a research perspective in my career, but my last role was as a pro...

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MD Student to Finance

Honeybadger5386

Graduated in 2006 from a top 25 in finance. Had no career plan, took a job as a realtor, did well but recession hit hard. Did a terminal MA during the recession, couple pubs, got a great job offer in consulting in 2011. Got hired away by a well known RE firm in 2013, made ridiculous money, w...

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Moving from Audit to Valuation Analyst

CesanJerry

Hi all, My story: I joined Deloitte as an Audit Analyst in July 2018 in a non-target country (CEE region). My goal from the start was to go to the IB or PE but I studied a non-target school in the UK. I did not get any offer from BIG 4 in the UK so I went home for a holiday, applied to PwC and Del...

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