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WSO Hall of Fame: Investment Banking Forum The Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the investment banking industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navi...
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London IB 2018 Summer Internship Discussion So I’m quite new to this site, but one of the reasons for me making an account is that I'm looking to secure (ideally) a BB IB summer internship in London next summer. I'm currently on internship in a small financial services firm in Dublin, and while the experience is semi-good (and the pay is 0)...
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Where to study abroad? My options: London Dublin Sydney Barcelona Wellington NZ Buenos Aires Beijing My priorities: Women, social life, partying. Will do [B]minimal[/B] sight seeing, nature stuff. Already have a job offer, so school name/preftige doesn't matter to me. Help brahs....
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2018 Morgan Stanley HK IBD InterviewsJust got a first-round invite for MS HK IBD. What should I expect? would love to hear some insights on the culture there as well. Thanks....
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Do I take my boutique offer or delay graduation & transfer to an Ivy?Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a tight spot, and could use some advice. I'm a rising junior at a non-target unranked state school and this past summer I managed to get an internship as a summer analyst at a private equity firm. Fortunately, I knocked it out of the park, and even though they weren't...
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Banking resume for non-banking finance jobs... Is this a thing? Or non-banking jobs warrant non-banking resumes?Say your last couple internship experiences have been at no-name regional boutiques, but given the scarce amount of full-time opportunities, you have to start considering other options within finance. Does one then reformat the style/language of their resume for things like F500 fldps and other unre...
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UNC - Chapel Hill (Economics) and Investment BankingI'm starting to eye down schools to transfer to that will give me a good shot at banking. I'm currently a Freshman and while it's too early to say, I think I have a good shot at transferring into UNC-CH. Junior year transfers have an average GPA @ around 3.66 and 75% on the SAT is 1200ish. I would g...
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Leaving BB after 1-year for small-cap PEHi all, I have recently started at a BB in London, but find myself not liking the bulge bracket environment very much and wanting to go back to my home country (central Europe, smaller market), where I have my friends and family. London was supposed to be a temporary pit-stop anyway, and now I am ...
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Are you salty? *Investment BankingWe all know that Investment Banking is difficult to get into, and very time consuming once you are in it. You guys all work hard for your money and spend many hours of your day just trying to juggle in tasks without messing up. So how do you guys feel when there are: * Teenage Rappers making more...
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Need advice choosing B-SchoolsHello, I am yet to finish my finish my undergraduate degree ( Electronics - Indian Private University) ; currently undergoing a 6 month industry placement semester at a major automobile manufactering (Doing supply chain management projects). - Working towards completing my CFA Level I - Learning f...
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Citi IB M&A vs. MBB? perspectives on exit ops, prestige, work, etc? heard good / bad things for both but never worked at any of the firms...
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Restructuring Materials - pdf Hi everyone, Any suggestions on how to read up on restructuring and get a good grasp of terms, methodology, etc. Would you have some pdf books to share? I am also looking for a pdf version of the "The Art of Distressed M&A" by Stephen Moyer. It would be great if someone could share a version. Ma...
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AMA: Front-end Banker IndiaI recently saw a post by someone from India looking for some help. Since I am from India and have been in FO for quiet sometime now, I thought I will do an AMA to give back something to the community....
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Houston 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Recruiting**Bulge Bracket** Goldman Sachs - Took 3 students from UT, which is half the class. About to host a superday late August J.P. Morgan - Half the class filled, class size unknown Credit Suisse - Half the class filled Morgan Stanley - Took 3 students. Class size of 4 Citi - Holding out for Fall recruit...
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2018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageSee the 2018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page here EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking summer anal...
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2018 *Elite Boutique* Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagePost updates on interview notifications, first rounders, and super days here. Evercore Lazard Centerview Moelis Perella Weinberg Partners PJT Greenhill Guggenheim Houlihan Lokey Rothschild Jefferies ...
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Facepalm moments at info sessionsSo tonight I was at a GS info session, and a student asked verbatim "what can you tell me about the work/life balance at GS?" The whole room (~100 students), plus the 9-10 alums currently working at GS fielding questions all turned pale and looked awkwardly at each other. It was a classic facepalm m...
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2018 Full-Time IB Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread PageIs anyone else tired of seeing the decisions for their applications like 5 months later. I thought It might be a good idea for people to consolidate decision information in a separate thread from the recruiting one. Here it would be cool if you posted anything you may have heard back for FT recruiti...
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2018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a BB sophomore banking internship. Don't worry all the hard work will hopefully at least get you into a boutique internship this summer. Best of luck and here are some of the sophomore diversity/non-diversity programs and recru...
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Financial Technology Partners info Found this company's summer internship listing in my college's career portal and wanted to ask about the company. Basically the reputation, working hours, and exit opps (there is a thread on this already but that was five years ago and the field this company's working in should have only grown sinc...
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How to Act with Senior Employees?Being a junior employee, how should one act with senior employees? I think there should be a balance: you have to lick their asses, but not to the point of losing respect from fellow co-workers and becoming the banks' bitch. How do/did you approach this? ...
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Help! HF FoF Interview: Modeling Questions?Have an in-person HF FoF interview in a few days. Was told there would be a modeling test. Anyone have any ideas on what said modeling test could entail? The position is looking for at least 2 years of experience in the asset allocation space, with a focus on HFs. Any and all input would be much a...
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Morgan Stanley Los AngelesCan someone speak to the quality of the Morgan Stanley LA office? What is the deal flow like, is the office executing deals, how are the exit opps (can you get to a MF from this office)?...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Morgan Stanleyhow do you use static in c++. what is a hash map, what is the difference between a map in C++ and a hash map. How do you use const in C++. what is the power that drives the economy? which is not as expected about this big economy question. Also some follow up resume questions that you might never ...
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Compilation of tough technicals/behaviorals you've experienced so farBoys, hope youve all been grinding away during this rough time. remember, tough times dont last, tough people do. Thought it might be a good idea to just make a compilation of what tough interview questions youve faced so far, I've found it helps to isolate the tough questions from the prep guides ...
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J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer AnalystI just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and invite you to record video responses to 3 questions." Please let me know on how to ...
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Background check?Hi monkeys, has anyone done a background check after signing a SA offer? Curious as to what that entails and what they are looking for, also if there's anything I need to prepare. ...
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Networking with the "Staffer"Several people have told me to talk to the staffer when interested in a specific group but I have no clue as what to ask as I am not 100% sure of their role besides staffing duties. Could someone shed some light and maybe suggest what would be some smart questions to ask a staffer as an incoming SA?...
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Financial Advisor making 200k+ leaving for MBA/Investment BankingWell, it's official: my job will probably be eliminated and the days of financial advisors/wealth management making 200k-500k are probably behind us due to government regulations. I think that the incredibly tenured and seasoned advisors will probably be "okay" but experience a drop in income by way...
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Company Interview: PJT Partners - Summer IB Analystnothing really unexpected. He walks from my resume and asks a lot on my experience. The expected but the hardest question is to ask me my strengths and weaknesses. I talked about my mid-summer review from my associate and how I have been trying to work on it and how I have progressed over time. I am...
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Goldman Sachs 2017 SuperdayHey guys! I recently (Jan 10) completed the superday for GS in the Jersey City office. This particular position is in the Finance division for the Controller's function. I'm hoping maybe I can connect with other prospective hires? Also, can anyone tell me how long it usually takes to hear back from ...
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Gathering Information and Making Sense of it.I'm fairly new to the I.B world I just started my junior year at a non target school. I realized that I have a up hill battle in front me. Nevertheless I'm doing all I can to make myself as competitive as possible. However i'm finding it difficult to keep up to date with the deals that are going an...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo Securities - Wells Fargoreally great people, culture. feedback is awesome challenging work work life balance is very very good.. not too much cons. maybe wished we did more modeling. overall great company and i don't have many complaints...
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Best Networking AlibisDear WSO community, I am currently trying to maneuver into a related field, and the long days require networking to take place during office hours, as is the case with most finance jobs. I feel like I've played the "some undergrad from my alma mater wants to network" card so many times in the last ...
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The Fed's Latest MeetingThe Federal Reserve announced it will look on planning to raise interest rates later on this year. They are looking to start to unwind some of their bonds starting next month. The economy has been progressing but with lower inflation than ideal. The Federal Reserve have to be careful with their dec...
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Recruitment Scam Violates Potential Military Men and TeachersRecruitment is one of the crucial processes when it comes to hiring workforce in a company, agency, or any other department. Good recruitment services are formed to choose the right people to employ. Individuals who are a part of hiring hubs have the capability to select applicants with the potentia...
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BAML - HireVue Interview Invitation GCIB Summer AnalystJust got a BAML video interview invite for Palo Alto, what should I be expecting here? Similar to the JPM one? "Congratulations! After reviewing your application, we are pleased to invite you to submit a first round on demand video interview for the Bank of America Global Investment Banking Summer ...
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top BB IBD vs special situations buy-sideSummer analyst positions. One offer in hand, one interview process ongoing; quick turnaround required for decision, so evaluating options now. Platform IBD offer, ultimate goal is something distressed. My gut is the buy-side opportunity, but I have no knowledge of the number of FT offers extended to...
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BAML First round video interviewjust received a first round video interview from BAML - it's an 'on demand interview'- has anyone taken it? what should I expect?...
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2018 Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Invites OutWho else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting: https://docs.google....
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MVIC vs Enterprise ValueI know MVIC/Ebitda is used for the market approach of private company valuation, but do any of you guys really know the difference between MVIC and Enterprise Value? Thanks in advance....
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JP Morgan Investment BankingI did not prepare to answer bank specific questions. Initially the questions were behavioral and personal, but then shifted to bank specific I did not prepare to answer bank specific questions. Initially the questions were behavioral and personal, but then shifted to bank specificI did not prepare t...
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Company Review: Goldman Sachs - Summer AnalystNice people Great Resources Large corporation Tons of networking and shadowing was great so overall I enjoyed it. The hours sucked, and as a woman, it was clear that some traders didn't like me at all which was annoying...
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How good is PJT?On any post about the best investment bank, you see the usual suspects; Goldman, JPM, MS, Evercore, Centerview, etc. But I've recently been seeing PJT popping up recently as well. Could anyone shed some light on this -- what makes PJT so good, and why haven't we heard about them until only very rece...
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RBC SF officeHaven't found too much information on them on these forums. Does anyone have any info on this office's culture, compensation, and potential exit opps? ...
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Company Interview: PJT Partners - Summer Analyst1. I see you’ve done mostly journalism and research internships before. Can you discuss your quantitative skills? 2. In your last internship, you analyzed portfolios and recommended investments to clients. Can you walk me through your thought process for analyzing the returns of a client portfoli...
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Possible to get on a M&A graduate scheme in IB without any prior internships??With banks like GS, MS, JPM ETC...?I am a 3rd year student at LSE studying econ havent done any previous internships anywhere, should I apply to a summer internship or a graduate scheme? Or an offcycle internship? what do you think?...
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Lazard Video Interview QuestionsHey! I have just received an invitation to do a Lazard Video Interview for a role as UK intern. Has anyone done this specific interview before? What type of questions should I expect? Thanks a lot!...
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Choosing Major/Does it MatterHey guys, I'm a finance and math major at a non target. My school sends ...
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Cover Letter Question for GPAI had a quick question about addressing my low GPA in a cover letter. Is this to dramatic or is it good? Everything is 100% accurate and I can go into more detail if a recruiter asks. "To address any concerns about my GPA, I would like to explain that during the first two years of college I was dis...
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Jobs from stock pitch competition?A friend is thinking about going to this stock pitch competition at UM (Undergraduate Investment Conference), heard kids are picking up internships at Point72, Janus, Apollo and some other MFs from it. Sign up deadline is like at the end of the month, anyone going? It would be sick to be done with ...
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Guide to Office Politics (Part I)After my AMA I promised to write down some thoughts on office politics, since that was probably the topic that got the most interest from the WSO community. But then I realized that, although I consider myself fairly decent at surviving the IB/PE political environment, I didn’t have an actual fram...
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TAS -> M7 -> IB - What should I work on?I'm currently a Manager in TAS and was just accepted to Columbia's MBA program to start next August. My goal is to transition into BB or EB investment banking. My current specialization is healthcare so I'm thinking I'll probably try to join a healthcare group but may look into other options as well...
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Investment Banking Analyst: 15 Things I Wish I KnewI was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as an investment banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restructuring for one of the Moelis/Houlihan/Evercore type firms (I call them the firms where most people w...
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List of Firms currently or planning to do Full Time Hiring?Does anyone know which firms are currently or planning to do full time hires for 2018? I am currently a senior with some relevant experience trying to network a lot for the next month. Thanks!...
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IB Recruiting for International Students from Non-Target SchoolsAny other international kids from non-target struggling to even get a first round for IB? :( 3.98 GPA, Sophomore Finance Internship in Acquisition Finance, huge network...
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My Take on Deciding Between Top OffersI recently gave a piece of advice to a buddy's younger brother who was choosing between some great SA offers. I wanted to share it with all you young masters of the universe as well. In this specific case, my friend's brother was choosing between two great EBs. One that people on this site fetish o...
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RBC Global Investment Banking Associate ProgramJust had 1st round on Friday for RBC Capital Capital Markets Global investment banking associate program in Toronto - was curious to see if anyone else has been through the process before or had it and if they're aware of the timelines of the second interview...
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National Bank Investment Banking & Sales and Trading - Rotational Program Toronto 2018Has anyone looked into applying for the National Bank Investment Banking & Sales and Trading rotational program 2018? If so please share your thoughts here. I've also applied and was curious as to when we can expect first round telephone interviews. The posting is expected to close on September 5th,...
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Obvious weakness?Hello guys, I recently started applying for internships at investment banks and asset management firms. I've been doing my best to get my applications in early. However, I have been dinged at the very first stage every time so far. A lot of the time it will be because the psychometric test is par...
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Wake Forest Investment Banking Representation on Wall StreetHow well is Wake Forest represented on Wall Street? ...
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JP Morgan Launching Leaders CIB 2018Hey guys, so I got invited to the JPM Launching Leaders event for CIB for October 2nd and I am just wondering what to expect. I have never done an actual banking interview before. Is it a superday? Networking event? And how likely are you chances of receiving an offer from recruiting through this pi...
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Investment Banking TrendsGood evening. I am trying to identify recent trends in the industry for an interview and also out of interest, but am having trouble finding any discussion of recent trends online. Can you please provide some advice on where to find information on this, or even highlight some recent trends in the i...
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JP Morgan Proud to Be 2018This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the JP Morgan 2018 Proud to Be Undergraduate Experience and Interviews in NYC. Feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division as there might be similar recruitment timelines. Anyone have any idea of what questions to exp...
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Please review my CV, rip it apart rather...Got what I was looking for so took the post down, thanks a lot folks, will work on the points, cheers! ...
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evercore updatehas anyone heard back about a first round? any update about where they are in the recruiting cycle? have spots been filled already? ...
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Company Review: Robert W. Baird & Co. - Very strong mid market player, with good compensationFree Saturday and Friday evening. People are not showing off. Good "no ass-hole culture". Good training. Industrial/Business Services only. Very quiet office because everyone one is in the same open space, from analysts to Directors....
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Upcoming phone interview with Evecore, any suggestion?Hey everyone, I just received an email from an analyst in Everocre scheduling my first round phone interview. This is for sales and trading summer internship program. What should I expect? Is phone interview more technical or behavioral at Evercore? Any insight is appreciated!! ...
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GS LevFin Rep?What's the rep like? Falls under the IBD but in the financing division. PE placement? Exit ops? Comp?...
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FT final round case studyHave a final round for a full time analyst position coming at a lower BB in London in 3 weeks. I have been told it consists of 4 interviews + an hour to prepare a case study which I then have to present. Do you guys have any input in what I should be expecting? Going to prepare for the worst to be s...
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Credit Suisse 2018 Summer Analyst RecruitingSince Credit Suisse opened up their applications so early this year, did anyone hear back about their application to the 2018 investment banking summer analyst program yet? ...
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Wells Fargo Securities Intern 2017 Phone InterviewHi all, So I'm interviewing with Wells Fargo for their first round phone interview tomorrow at noon. Any advice on the interview from those of you who have been through it?...
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Company Interview: Deloitte Corporate Finance - Deloitte Corporate FinanceInterviewer asked me some basic technical questions. First question that he asked was walk me through the investment banking process from start to finish and then he asked me what I would be specifically doing as an analyst. He also asked me general questions about my story and what initially got me...
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Sophomore Investment Banking Summer Internships Hey everyone, Has anyone heard anything back from BAML, Citi, JPM about a superday? I applied to Citi and JPM early August, and BAML a few weeks ago. ...
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APPLE IS BULLDear Apple, You just wasted an hour of my time, why dont you fuck off already? Best, Your eternal well wisher...
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Watsapp SuxDear Watsapp, You are annoying as fuck, gth already mannnnnnnnnnnn, how useless are you? fucking stupid ...
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AMA: Big 4 Consulting to Lower MM IB to MM IB (No MBA).As the title suggests, former Big 4 consultant turnt banker at a lower MM M&A shop in the Midwest. Just switched over to a larger MM IB and happy to address any questions. Some quick background of myself: - Graduated from a non target - Started with the Big 4 in the advisory group doing primarily O...
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Spring Insight ProgrammesHey, So first of all, I am from from the EMEA's, studying in Germany so don't blame me for that. I will start my major in physics this year while deepening my coding skills and getting stuff done regarding computer science. Since science doens't pay well, my ultimate goal is to get a placement at a ...
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AMA: BB Sophomore Recruiting (Investment Banking)Finished up my IB sophomore summer at a BB (GS/MS/JPM). Went through sophomore year recruiting and got offers from other BBs as well (DB/BAML/WF/Citi/CS). Happy to answer any questions about sophomore recruiting. ...
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2017 SOPHOMORE Diversity/Non-Diversity Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageThe general IB recruiting is really useful but posts about sophomore programs get buried so made a sophomore specific thread. Here are some of the sophomore diversity/non diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and other divisions -Wells Fargo -Citi -JP Morgan -Morgan Stanley -Gol...
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Please write about a recent news article that has interested you and how you feel that subject would relate to xxxDoes anyone know what actually they would like to see in an outstanding answer? It's always pretty tough find a good article......
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Prefer Elite Boutiques or Bulge Brackets?I'm a senior at a target, coming out of the internship well with a solid offer in hand. Friends and I were discussing about the attractiveness of different EBs and BBs, especially during campus recruitment events and are genuinely curious as to which has the greater pull in terms of career interests...
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2018 London/Asia Pacific Summer Analyst TimelineHi WSO, I know this is more of a US-based site, but I was still wondering if anyone knows the recruiting timeline for Europe and Asia IBD SA positions. Also checked on The Student Room, but there does not seem to be a thread yet. Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!...
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Sophomore Programs/InternshipsI am currently a sophomore finance major who wants to pursue a career in investment banking. I have heard that some banks have sophomore programs and was wondering if anyone knew anything about them? Are they thing this year? When do I apply? etc. Thanks ...
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Law grad to IB optionsNon-traditional path here. 27y/o. Ultimate goal is to get into IB/MC work. Just looking for some advice. And yes, I took the long road. I went to State University for undergrad. Econ & Math 3.5 gpa. Worked for a few years in a random job doing contracts/accounting role for a boutique entertainment ...
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PJT SA InterviewNon-core, Have a first round interview coming up with PJT Strategic Advisory. Can anyone provide any advice on their interviews and types of questions they ask? Are they mostly technical, because I've also read that some people received mostly behavioral questions. Looking to have an updated discuss...
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Confused by OCR statusHey everyone, I had no experience participating OCR before. Recently I applied a job and after the signup time started, my interview status was still "pending". is it normal? Were't they supposed to make decision before the signup time? Thanks...
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Haven't heard after a superdayHad a FT superday two weeks ago... emailed HR asking for an update to no response. Am I a ding or on a waitlist?...
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Help deciding between SA offers (Top BB vs Top EB) - Have to decide this week! Using a throwaway: I have five SA 2018 offers in hand, and my deadline to pick is this week. I've narrowed my choice down to two firms. One big BB (think JPM/BAML/Citi) and one top independent advisory EB (think Evercore/Lazard/PJT). I love both places, and they far outpace the other three firms t...
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Jefferies SF Tech Over BB?Does anyone have info about this group? Specifically interested in recent exit opps into PE/VC and deal flow since they hired all these Big time MDs from CS Tech about a year ago. Currently a SA at a regional (not SF) office of a top BB and have a return offer. I'm looking to move to the bay a...
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OBLITERATE MY NONTARGET RESUME PLEASE! Accepting any comments or criticism!!Hey WSO, I recently graduated this past month in August and have been on the search for a job as an investment banking analyst. Starting from when I was a freshman in college, I have worked my way up as a retail sales associate, to a property management real estate intern, and finally getting an opp...
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When should 2018 summer interns start apartment hunting?Title, and how much should I expect to pay. How far realistically should I live from the office, etc. For more color, the office is in the Financial District....

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