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Attending Recruiting Event for Different School

ptm24

In a few of the WSO success stories the writers mentioned attending recruiting events at schools they don't attend because the company recruiting there doesn't do OCR at their own school. Has anyone else ever tried this? Obviously it worked for the people posting about it in WSO success stories but ...

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I keep getting told I'm "not technical enough." What's happening?

Cici Black

I'm a post-MBA Associate at a BB bank. I've been recruiting for PE and Corp Dev (tough jump to PE, I know). I have a corp dev offer in hand. I've also had final rounds with four different PE funds - and no offers. For all but one, I received feedback along the lines of "we are looking for someone ...

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Follow up again

simba4132

So ive been networking with this firm, and ive been in contact with HR at this firm. I followed up with her about 3 and half weeks ago, and she said they are starting their recruiting in 2-3 weeks. Should i follow up again, or just wait....

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What to put on online application if still attending school, but the only options are "Yes" or "No" for if you graduated?

Liam Gallagher

The obvious answer should be no, but I really just wanted to see if anyone had any input on this because I didn't want to get auto dinged for something stupid. Thanks....

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RE Appraisal/Valuation to RE IB or ER

seo8

Hi there, I'm wondering what the possibility of moving from a well known CRE valuations & advisory firm to RE IB or ER would be like and what the best strategy would be to do so. Is this doable if I stay in valuations for 2 years, complete CFA level 1, and a Wall Street Prep financial modelling cou...

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Hedge Fund (NYC) v Boutique IB (SF)

nitzan

Have an offer from a top-ranked hedge fund in NYC and a boutique IB in SF for summer analyst 2019 (junior year internship). My dilemma mostly surrounds * **exit opportunities** - Not sure whether I want to close that off immediately. May want to exit to a corporate in healthcare or tech in the f...

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Landing IB analyst role post graduation with only part time PE internship?

Back-In-Action

I recently graduated from a target university with an econ degree and am currently looking to land an IB analyst position, but I'm not sure how feasible it is given my lack of a full time summer analyst internship and lackluster 3.26 GPA. I have, however, worked as an unpaid analyst intern (essentia...

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How competitive are BB PWM internships?

TheYoungWolf

Everyone knows networking is required and that just applying online for investment banking internships gives you less than a 1% chance because of tens of thousands of applicants. Is this the same for BB PWM internships or are they less competitive? How much networking would you recommend to get a go...

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Pinpoint Partners HeadHunters

Bob Loblaw

Does anyone know anything about Pinpoint Partners? They're headhunters based in the UK. Anyone with any stories of using them or success? Pinpoint Partners Experiences and Reviews Our users across the board have had bad experiences with this headhunting firm. Our users claim that they send spammin...

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Urgent question regarding follow up of interview - hoping for some insight

ayy

I had an interview about a week and a half ago. I initially thought I did ok on it, but as I keep thinking about it for the past week, now I think I did pretty badly on it. I followed up with a simple, short emails to the interviewees right after the interview, and I received back an email from the...

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Private equity or Hedge Fund - what to choose?

Iko_

Hi guys, I just graduated with a MSc from a good school and have internship offers from 2 buy-side shops. One is a Long/Short Hedge Fund, and the other is a tech-focused growth equity firm. I am not sure which one to choose. -In the HF, my work will be focused 80% on valuation and updating models,...

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Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance Summer 2019

1052098

Hello friends! Based on what I have read, it seems like HL filled up spots for a few locations already. Chicago recruiting should start late summer/early fall. Please post any info you get regarding HL timeline/recruiting! Best of luck!...

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GPA vs. Work Experience

jalabam

Hello All, I am interested in joining a reputable bank/consulting firm as a financial analyst. I have 5 years work experience as a financial analyst and am a CFA charterholder. I went to a reputable University but only earned a 3.3 GPA. Will my GPA be a detriment to me when it comes to finding a jo...

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EY Valuation & Business Modeling Executive

SA321

Hi I just received an offer for executive 2 as business modelling in EY UAE. Wanted to ask what are the usual exit options for such a role and how is the role learning wise?...

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Better career path: Financial Analyst or Credit Analyst?

Thr0wawayAnalyst

I’m a recent collegiate graduate and in the later stages of the interview process of two separate fields, Financial Analyst and Credit Analyst. I was curious to which field provides the best career path and/or exit opportunities should I ever decide to move areas. Both jobs would be at a regional ...

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What To Do When You Don't Know During an Interview

theaccountingmajor

What do you do if an interviewer asks you a technical question and you literally have no idea what the answer is?...

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Who pays for coffee/lunch/drinks when two professionals meet up?

WpgJets

I'm 4 years into my career. Exploring relocation and potentially lateraling into VC/tech, so I've been building connections via Twitter in a specific city and just booked a flight out there for two days to meet with as many people as I can during that time. Everyone I am meeting with knows this. Ju...

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urgent help with replying to offer

ffffml

had posted about this earlier, but didn't get a lot of response, so here it goes again. am a rising junior at a college. Looking to get into the buyside directly after undergrad. I applied to a few places for fall internship opportunities. Heard back from a tech investing focused family office (I t...

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Internship to full-time: Question

rorror45

Hello. I recently graduated from college in May, and I've been interning at a buy-side firm during the summer. During the interview, the interviewer (my supervisor) told me that the purpose of the internship is to hire into full-time. The internship ends at the end of this month. Few days ago,...

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Active Army to IBD

Nupe1911

Hello all, I'm currently working towards my MBA at NC State University. I'm 25 years old and plan to graduate in early 2019, then separating in the fall. I have considered extending to meet recruiting timelines just to provide a "backstop" just incase I'm not selected for an internship. My current w...

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IBD -> PE -> MBA -> Tech Corp Dev -> VC ? Thoughts?

vashdun

Title sums it up. Would a career progression that looks like IBD (2 yrs) -> PE (3 yrs) -> MBA (2 yrs) -> Tech Corp Dev (3 yrs) -> VC (till retirement/yacht). Assuming credentials match. Its like I wanna go to PE and tech VC... Private techuity as somebody else said here...

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Best route to distressed HF/ special sits fund?

lakebeachadvisors

Obvious way is to do RX at a bank, but at this point it's too late. I got a couple interviews and a superday at good places, but didn't make it in. Now at this point, I think I have roughly 3-4 options that I have a realistic chance of getting. My experience leans heavily to L/S equity, and I'm a ri...

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Is this a crazy idea to help land a job?

NYPrincess

I'm currently in process of trying to land a new job. So far I haven't had much luck but I know it is because I've just been applying to online applications via LinkedIn, Select Leaders, etc. After reading advice throughout the forums I know I need to network more and be more aggressive. Additiona...

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Wondering how to contact a C-Level Officer at a BB

ag639

SO.. My dad owns a REALLY small business, and a top C-level officer from one of the big 4 has been a customer of his for a fairly long time (Won't name any names, but you'll have heard of him). I'm just starting applications for an industrial placement year to happen within my time as undergrad at ...

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java software developer

Sonerao-jadhav

looking for change on java developer position as i have work experience in investment banking domain...

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How to get Job in Dubai, When nobody don't know arabic language?

piyushrath

How to get Job in Dubai, When nobody don't know Arabic language and know English Language level middle, He/she doesn't speak english fluently...

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Public Accounting -> Entrepreneurship -> Business School -> PE??

Larsonthegrind

Hey Guys, Putting out some feelers, and would be interested in hearing about your thoughts. A bit of background: I graduated in 11' from a large private institution in Southern California. Took a gig upon graduation with a Big 4 accounting firm. was there for just under 2 years - was definitely no...

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UCL vs UCLA vs Claremont McKenna

Omarico

I am an international student who recently got accepted into the colleges listed in the title. I personally still do not know what I want to do with my life but I am considering investment banking and I want to know what are your opinions on those colleges and their job prospects in general even if ...

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Not Sure What To Pursue - Any Advice? - 4.0, 2 IB summers, 1 ER summer

axiaskepsi

Hi, I am currently a Senior at a City University in New York and am hoping to get some advice from the community. I have 2 IB summer internships, and most recently completed an equity research internship at a bulge bracket bank. Unfortunately, I did not receive a return offer (due to my non-core sc...

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Anyone heard of Affine Talent?

AndrosTheGreat

I'm currently looking to break into the buy-side and recently received an email from Affine Talent introducing me to their recruiting platform. Has anyone has any experience working with them? From what I have read on their website, It's interesting to see they offer exclusive buy-side resources to ...

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Sophomore year internship

Joeso31

In the event that I could not get an IB or PE internship after my sophomore year, what would look better for junior year, aPWM internship or doing the Tuck Bridge Business Program?...

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Accrued expenses go up, how is the Income Statement impacted

eric.sears.1985

How will an increase in Accrued expenses impact Net Income etc? Prepping for an interview at a big-name Mutual Fund..saw something contradictory in the prep guide i am using so wanted to get some advice?...

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Is it too late? - Help getting started

Swiss_101

Hi guys, have always found WSO to be helpful and so thought I'd present my situation here and see what people think. So Im currently studying an MSc in Financial Engineering at Imperial College Business School (GMAT: 700), no relevant work experience. Just a bunch of rejections during undergrad (...

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Not Sure What To Pursue - Any Advice? [4.0, 2 IB summers, 1 ER summer)

axiaskepsi

Hi, I am currently a Senior at a City University in New York and am hoping to get some advice from the community. I have 2 IB summer internships, and most recently completed an equity research internship at a bulge bracket bank. Unfortunately, I did not receive a return offer (due to my non-core sc...

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50 Applications, 0 Interviews. Suggestions?

tomjmcmorrow

After reading a similar thread, I've now discovered 50 applications is...well it's adorable to think I'd get a job interview with so few. However, my situation is slightly different than the thread I was reading so I'll ask the WSO community for input. Job Hunt Quick Facts: **Education** 3.96 GPA...

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Is Claremont Mckenna considered a target school or at least a semi-target?

Omarico

I've been admitted to claremont mckenna recently but I've been hearing mixed things either it is really good or it isn't. So I wanna know what most people think of CMC...

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Should I study operations engineering with a concentration in Financial Engineering at undergraduate level at Columbia?

Omarico

Hey, so in one of the colleges I got into, Claremont McKenna, I can do a 3/2 programme where I study economics at CMC for 3 years and then going to Columbia for 2 years to get a BS from the engineering department. Do you think studying operations research with a concentration in financial engineerin...

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Is this a possible "Golden Ticket"? How do I use this referral?

hypthenated

I am a raising senior who interned at an economic consultancy this summer. The internship program is known to not give return offers. Knowing this, I ended up doing a project for a global partner. We got coffee several times, and got along great. He complimented me on the deliverable and ended up ...

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How to move on from Commercial Banking?

jql1209

Hope I'm posting in the right place. I've recently rolled off a grad program in the Commercial/Corporate Banking of a MM bank. They really like me but there's not much they can offer me in terms of career progression that would teach me more complex technical skills/modelling. Basically, I don't wa...

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Best I-Banks in Toronto for Analyst Entering Second Year

unicornhunter

I've been working at a big five bank in Toronto for the past year. Sector is good, but the group barely executes. I'm getting sick of working on pitch after pitch and have it go nowhere. What's worse is that the other analyst who started with me summered in the group and got an opportunity to work o...

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Which full time offer: JPM Corporate Client Banking or Oliver Wyman Consulting?

SOFRLIBOR

Hey all, I am looking for some advice here. I received a fulltime 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 ho...

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Some questions regarding internships?

Lovebenjamins

Hey monkeys, I am starting an Economics and Business course at WU Vienna this October. As IB internships are pretty much non-existent in Vienna, I will most likely have to go to Frankfurt or Zurich for experience. Is it possible to do any kind of relevant internship in those two cities during the ...

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Bad interview with a headhunter?

Phinance

Had a bad interview with a headhunter, should I be concerned? It was bad meaning I was told I was being too abrasive and essentially got chewed out for being so. Thoughts?...

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Why are you good for X remembering last year's failure

onthefield

So last year I went to this bank and had a pretty bad interview and was obviously rejected. I think i have very much improved this year and want to try it again. Do you think I could say something along the line of: last year I tried and failed, this year i have improved very much and would love to ...

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Want to get into wealth management

asconyngham

Good evening monkeys, I am currently working in the billing office of a well-known law firm in NYC, I am a recent graduate. I thought I wanted to go the law school route but have changed my mind after gaining law firm experience. I have been working at the firm for 3 months and looking to change job...

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Should I Leave My Corp Dev Job To Equity Research If My Long Term Career Goal Is Private Equity/ IB ?

targetmonekyhihih

Hi, I'm currently doing an internship in Corp Dev & Strategy at a large tech company. Previously, worked in investment banking at a local boutique and in asset management. Recently, got an offer from an equity research position from a BB. Should I quit my current corp dev job to ER just for the bran...

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Is it acceptable to be interning post graduation?

grieze

Hey guys I’ve been browsing WSO for a while now and it’s helped me out a lot, also given me a good amount of laughs. My question however is since I couldn’t find it in other threads is, is it normal/acceptable to be interning post graduation. I’m a recent may grad and I completely screwed up...

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Non IB Recruiting Timeline

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

Does recruiting for positions like Equity Research, Sales and Trading, Risk Management, and other non "IB SA 2019" positions follow them same recruiting timeline as traditional accelerated recruiting?...

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Want to get into IB ... but Fortune 500 CEO (manufacturing) loves me

Anon_Monkey7

I'm at a target and eager to make good money. A Fortune 500 CEO who grew up in my small hometown loves me and has told me I need to intern for him. I'm not sure what his company pays interns, but certainly far less than a BB - ditto first FT offer. Big picture, is cultivating this mentor relationshi...

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Best Boutique and Middle Market IB and M&A Firms for an Entry level Analyst to Apply to

noahedward.leshan

Hello I was just looking for some advice on the best boutique and middle market IB and M&A firms for an entry level analyst to apply to. I am going to be completing my MSc in Finance at ESADE, in Barcelona over this year. I want to have a comprehensive list of firms now to be on top of the applicati...

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Application Timing for a starting graduate student

Mr. Potato

Hi y'all guys! I'm a European undergrad that Will be starting soon his 1 year MSc. in finance. I was looking for some summer internships, or graduate programs offers for when I'll be a fresh graduate. With much surprise I found out the deadlines for the 2019 programs are closing quite soon( i.e...

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Late interest in IB from non-target, too late to land Elite Boutique full-time?

DisdainForInsurance

I am entering my 5th year of undergrad at a non-target state school and will be graduating with degrees in finance and applied mathematics as well as a computer science minor. My GPA isn't stellar (3.45) on account of early collegiate shenanigans and immaturity. Last summer, I interned in commercial...

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Networking Advice - coffee meetings

Pan European Monkey

Hi fellow monkeys, I am getting in touch with analysts/associates/VPs that are alumni of my school, with a pretty good response rate (I guess its due to the fact that networking isn't that common in the UK). Most of them offer to meet for a coffee although I am just asking for a call. I am living i...

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Deloitte Consulting Senior Consultant hire (evening part-time MBA )?

rockjames3of5

I was recently accepted into Georgia Tech’s Evening MBA program. I’m on the 2 year track which sets my graduation date at July 2020. The GMAT requirement was waived due to my Masters of Accounting, however, I also waived scholarship eligibility by not taking the GMAT. My intent is to get a job a...

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Is the internship I'm doing relevant?

vashdun

Doing a risk management internship at a big 4 right now, and quite frankly, I don't quite like it. Its a freshman internship thats a month short. I've always been interested in getting into PE or even IBD, but I don't quite see how this internship I'm going through with would be relevant. Will this ...

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Early Internship Opportunities?

danhep

I am currently a high school senior, and I am a prospective finance major (or economics/math if the college I matriculate to does not offer finance). Several sectors that have interested me include investment banking, hedge funds, and private equity. In order to start developing my resume, I would ...

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Template for Emailing professors about internships/connections

jengatower

Does this seem like a reasonable email to send to a professor? I had this professor, but I do not know him well. Email: Subject: IB Opportunities Coming from (school/non-target) Hi Professor _____, This is _____, I was a student in one of your ____ classes this spring. I hope you are having a g...

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Which of the following majors should I pursue to be competitive for finance or consulting?

The Cloud Prince

I am current a rising freshman at MIT, and I’m not sure if I want to pursue finance (IB or quant) or management consulting. There are three options ahead of me: 1. Mathematics with Computer Science 2. Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science 3. Computer Science and Engineering The benefit...

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Apply online now, or wait to network with an alumni when I get back to school?

Liam Gallagher

Looking to get some input on this. Some online applications just opened at a certain bank and I am wondering whether I should go ahead and apply online, or whether I should wait a month or so to see if I can network with an alumni from my school that's an SVP of something there. I would have emailed...

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Need Advice: Graduating in December 2018 but firm wants me to start Fall 2019..

MarcellusAurelius

I got an offer from 'Next 4' accounting firm for Fall 2019. The problem is that I graduate in December 2018 and would like to start work in January, but they do not have enough spots as of right now. The recruiter said she would keep me abreast of any changes that would allow me to start in January....

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2nd Round Interview, what to expect

pedro_navaja

Currently interviewing for a sort of niche corporate/commercial banking role (junior level). First interview was with two senior level guys (think MD) and went very well... super light on technicals. They mostly asked about my experiences at a current position in a related but somewhat different rol...

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From Corporate Development to Private Equity Industry

CorpDev_01

Hello All, I'm a director of corporate development at a very acquisitive, Fortune 100 company. Prior to my current corporate development role, I worked at Big 4 (M&A practice) and in investment banking, and am now exploring opportunities in private equity (preferably an industry focused PE -- to com...

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How to explain a gap year in interviews?

LifeIsGood7

How to best play a gap year after high school and college due to personal reasons? Would it be worth mentioning? I have some volunteer experience listed on resume towards the end of the gap year that may be asked about. ...

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Should I take my Startup PE Return Offer, or Try For Banking?

Discounted Smash Bros

I've interned abroad at a PE firm this summer ($2.5B AUM, 50-100 employees) and was fortunate enough to get a return offer. I loved working here and would not mind coming back - but I feel almost obligated to go work at a large institution for a few years (I-Banking wherever I can get in). Even some...

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Client contact at Analyst level (UK)

FeedMeFinanceBros

Hi everyone, I am just wrapping up a Summer Internship in London and am looking to lateral. Is anyone willing to share a bit about whether they have client contact at Analyst level at top EB/BB, and if so how much? The way it seems, I won't be seeing clients for years where I am. (I am also think...

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Presenting your IB summer internship experience for FT applications

FeedMeFinanceBros

Hi everyone, To give a bit of colour, I am just wrapping up (well three weeks to go) my Summer Internship at one of the larger EBs in London (think Rothschild/Lazard etc.). Although I'm having a great time, I am not sure if the bank is for me culture-wise and so I'm looking to apply elsewhere. I a...

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AMA: 2 years of consulting -> corp fin

America Runs on Caribou

Hey monkeys, I've been reading WSO since my college days and learned a lot from the site through asking questions, so I wanted to turn the tables. I left federal consulting (transferred from my company's commercial arm, so I did a year in each) to join the ranks of the corporate finance world. Be...

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Job transition

LB12

Hello WSO community, i am currently doing an administrative role at a BB on the WM side, I was a 2017 summer intern and got hired on after the internship was over. I have recently spoke to a recruiter for a equity research internship for the summer of 2019. Obviously my end goal is to be in IB, howe...

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A Summer Analyst position requires candidates with a specific graduation timeframe, can I still apply?

moneymonkey5

A Summer Analyst position says they are looking for candidates with specific graduation dates (ex: December 2018 - June 2019). Considering I meet all other requirements, would my application be tossed aside if I graduated in May 2018? ...

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Credit Suisse Groups

HearMeRoar

Hi Monkeys, i am interviewing with CS HK and they recruit interns in two teams, Corporate Finance (CF) and Global Markets Solutions Group (GMSG), and I was wondering what they actually do, especially for the CF one. Since obviously GMSG is more like ECM & DCM, would CF have some M&A exposure? Than...

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Opinions on the Early Application Process

macculham

Hi everyone - I wanted to post this forum to see what you all think of the early app process. I've heard some say that they are having/have had a hard time focusing on their internship this summer. However, I've heard others say that they prefer it. Lmk below...

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Transferring from Governmental Finance to Private Sector Bank

jalabam

Hello All, I'm currently working as a Budget Analyst/Financial Specialist for the Dept of Defense and I have done so for around 4 years. I am also a CFA Charter holder and have a B.S. in Economics. I am interested in switching over to a reputable bank/consulting firm as a financial/business analy...

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HELP End Goal - Entrepreneurship. B4 Audit vs Outside Opportunities

lebrallin

Hi Everyone, Currently, I have an Big 4 Offer to work in the Audit service line for financial services clients. I think my long term goal is to have my own business, so I heard auditing can help you with that. But at the same time, I enjoy the nature of finance work (valuation, M&A) as well - so ...

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Question on giving out references of current employer

IronCondorGorilla

So I am in the late stages for a HF gig and I have reached the point where they want a professional reference "of management or someone who oversees my work". I am very torn giving my direct boss since if I don't get the job it will be quite awkward. Has anyone been in this situation? Any insight w...

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Wells Fargo Summer 2019

non-targethardo

Has anyone had a phone interview with WF for IBD yet? I'm assuming it will be 50% fit and 50% technical. Is this what others have experienced? Also just a general thread for Wells Fargo IBD....

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Full Time Real Estate analyst Positions for 2019

David-Walker1867

Does any know of any real estate specific analyst programs that are open for 2019? I am currently finishing my internship right now but I would like to have options....

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New Professional

warembo10

Hey Community, Incoming associate who just moved here from MA. Am looking to make friends and meet mentors. No huge time commitment required. I'd love to chat for 20 minutes at a time that's convenient for you. Thank you! ...

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Subsequent correspondence with initial interviewer?

bennettj45

Hello All, I have recently been applying and interviewing for positions in energy trading (physicals). I've spent the last 12 years on the sell side and am attempting to make the switch back to the buy side. Through some serious networking I was able to hustle my way in the back door to get an int...

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1st gen college: Can someone clarify the tiers of best internships/FT offers for me, please?

Anonymous Monkey

I'm heading to a target this fall. Outside of IBD at MS GS JPM and MBB consulting, I have no idea what else would be "aiming high." Are financial analysts at Google, Facebook, Amazon up there too or not really? Are there internships/FT offers coming out of a target undergrad even above IBD? Apprecia...

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2019 Full-Time Recruiting from Tier 3 to BB / PE opps

MonkeyFace123

Currently an SA at Tier 3 (Nomura/BNP/HSBC) in IBD from Target Ivy School school with 3.7 GPA what are my best options at getting full time position at BB or MF PE ? Got reached out by alums at JPM and recruiters at Vista and Bain Cap but not sure how I can go about converting these opportunities in...

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Unhappy and don't know what to do

RadBradd

Hey guys. I have worked at CME Group as an Analyst for almost two years. I have learned a lot about how business is conducted, but I am not happy and don't know what to do. When I first started, I didn't know exactly where I wanted to go in finance, but I figured that this role would give me exp...

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Recruiting Strategy Suggestions

OldFoB

Hi Guys, I've been working at a no-name bank (associate) for the past year, right after grad school (non-target) and am interested in switching to MM/BB. I mostly work on sell-side engagements from $50 M to $350 M. Does anyone have advice on how to make that switch. In the past, I made it to the s...

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where to find info on tech jobs

earthwalker7

I like WSO very much. But there's not so many discussions here around tech jobs. I'm kind of sick of doing PE and would like to learn more about opportunities in the tech world - possibly doing corp dev of CVC for a tech company. Are there any places in WSO I should look? And are there equivalent e...

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IB vs FIG Corp Dev out of undergrad

dw_11

Hoping someone can provide some thoughts on a couple of options I'm currently presented with. I'm currently heading into my junior year with 2 internship offers that could potentially lead to FT jobs when I graduate. First one is MM IB and the other one is Corp Dev at a BB bank. I would be the firs...

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Cold Call Interview Advice

cjfreeman114

Hey All! Long time reader but first time poster. Little background on myself before addressing the topic of my post. Went to a non-target school in the south. Currently working as an associate PubFin for a regional BD in the southwest. 90% of the deal flow I work on is within our higher education ...

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URGENT: CIB Strategy at JP Morgan

suv8080

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

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So What Now? (Job Search Advice Needed)

Opalais

Hi, everyone. I'm not exactly sure what I need to be doing for my job search. For context, here are highlights of my resume: 1) Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in three years in May in top 10% at off-target business school in North Carolina (econ major, 3.43 major GPA, accounting and financ...

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Delay replying to offer

ffffml

Hi, I’m an international student and a rising junior in college in nyc. In the last couple of months, I applied and interviewed at some funds for a fall internship. Recently received an offer from a family office that I had applied to. They have asked me to reply with some info so they can proceed...

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EY Capital Debt Advisory or S&P Rating

zarrodie

Hi All, need advise between these two. Pay at similar level but more curious which one has better exit op? ...

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Career Move: Large Bank to Small Bank, Yes or No?

82amsh

Hi everyone, I have a career choice that I need to make regarding a job offer and need Boneheads wisdom especially those who work/worked at financial institutions. Currently I work at one of the top 5 largest banks in the U.S. (by assets). My role is related to Compliance and Risk Management. I lov...

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How to Go About an Important Meeting

Ivan Boesky

Hi WSO! I have a meeting with a CEO of a large and well known investment fund and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how I can make the most of this opportunity. I am 18 and have no industry experience other than managing my own account for 6 months. I would appreciate any tips! Thanks!...

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Indicating keen interest in only one team in cover letters

robertbrown123

As the subject suggests, I'm curious about how people feel about indicating a strong interest in a specific team in cover letters. In my case, I'm more interested in product groups than coverage groups, with a particular interest in Leveraged Finance. I've networked heavily in the division, and wi...

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EY Capital & Debt Advisory or S&P Rating

zarrodie

Hi All, need advise between these two. Pay at similar level but more curious which one has better exit op? ...

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Online Education

Nicholasdebella1990

Greetings all, I have a quick question, I am interested in furthering my education and would like to know what everyone thinks on Southern New Hampshire University? I have done the traditional brick and mortar schooling but have not finished. I have about 5 years accounting experience at my previo...

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Recent Graduate - Best next steps for this situation?

whatsapitchbook

Dear Wallstreet Oasis, I joined really late to the party and I'm facing a huge uphill battle to break into investment banking. I'm about to graduate from a Canadian semi-target university with a business/finance degree and my goal is to break into Canadian MM IB or something along the lines of th...

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Anyone interviewed for Macquarie CAF Analyst role?

Mr Hank Scorpio

I have an in-person interview with a senior manager at Macquaire Corporate and Asset Finance tomorrow for an analyst position. Was wondering if anyone had experience interviewing for this particular group. I'm most interested in knowing what sort of questions I should expect to be asked. Was conta...

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Credit Rating Agency from Bulge Bracket Credit Risk Reporting

sadsoul90

I am currently a Jr. Associate at a Bulge Bracket in a Risk Reporting role, the role is not what I am looking to do - I have passed Level 2 of the CFA exam (potentially L3 as well, waiting for score) and want to do something more analytical related to credit/finance. Thinking about a role in ratings...

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When does persistence start looking like desperation...

a5hleybmw

to potential IB/ Head of trading employers? Feel free to share any successes or failures of your experiences. ...

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After initially connecting, how have you kept the conversation going?

Personperson

Over the last few months, I've reached out to a lot of the people in my school's finance alumni network. Now that I've made some initial connections and spoke to some people over the phone, how should I keep the conversation going and leverage those connections into interviews and potential offers?...

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AMA: Multiple Non-Core Colleges > BB > All Over (Mega Fund / MM / Elite Botique)

ElBeElSimpson

So I never even planned on going to college (much less graduating and working in an office or on Wall Street), but I got an athletic scholarship and wanted to keep playing for a few more years. The plan was to finish sports and then enlist in the military. Welp after a decently serious accident, I...

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