Student In Wall Street Mastermind

Woah Woah Woah, hold up on the MS for a quick minute there. "Sam is back again with another burner" - breathe, bro, this isn't him. At least hear this out; I want to explain why some of us have joined WSMM and provide a fair and balanced view of what it's like to be in the program.

Let me begin by saying, I love WSO. It's been an excellent resource for me throughout the last year, and I have been fortunate enough to chat with several members who have consistently been more helpful than I hoped for. And if I ever need a laugh, God, this place is fantastic for it!

And at this point I assume if you've spent time on WSO, you have at least heard of WSMM. I'm also aware that a lot of people on WSO already have their minds made up about WSMM, and that's OK. If that's you, this post is not going to be useful for you. I mainly want to do this for the students who are on the fence and still trying to gather more information about whether WSMM is really going to be beneficial for them. I'm doing this because Sam and his team have helped me get amazing, life-changing results and I want to give people more information so that they can make the best decisions for themselves. I want them to have this as a resource because I didn't back when I was debating whether to join or not.

Now to the AMA-

I'm a rising junior at a non-target. I come from a pretty distinctive background - I immigrated to the US pretty recently from an underdeveloped (I hate the term third-world) country. I struggled to learn English and adapt to the culture. Consequently, I did poorly in HS (3.2 GPA).

Was I a likely IB candidate? Not really.

With that said - next summer I am going to be at a top BB in their top group.

Did I think I could break into IB before WSMM? The only banker quality I had in me was my ego, so a part of me believed I could, but you never know.

I will try and answer all the serious questions that are asked and address both the positive and negative aspects of WSMM.

I also expect a lot of troll comments because that's just what happens anytime WSMM comes up on this forum. I will most likely not have time to respond to those but hey leave those comments anyway, it doesn't bother me but I'm sure many will find it entertaining.

Please recognize that at the end of the day, I am just a student and it really doesn't matter if you join WSMM or not. And since I know people are going to accuse me of being just Sam's burner account, I'm also happy to chat with anyone in the DMs or even hop on a call if they are interested. So feel free to reach out. However, I only ask that you keep me from being doxxed if I do share my identity with you over DM's or calls.

Comments (47)

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:35pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lmao this one actually made me laugh. But fr if you genuinely despise the program so much- Why specifically? And if you're curious about anything WSMM, just ask and I'll give you an honest answer.

Jun 30, 2022 - 10:56am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The fact that that made you laugh seems to of answered his question. You enjoy it a lot…


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  • Intern in S&T - FI
Jun 29, 2022 - 1:32am

Was the PE internship worth the price and is it what unlocked the doors for IB recruiting?

Jun 29, 2022 - 7:34pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The PE internship was worth the price but mostly cause I made back my entire investment in WSMM through it. 

Did it unlock the doors for IB recruiting- Yea, it did make me stand out during my networking calls and interviews, but it was just an aspect of it. Other elements were networking, knowing my technicals, and having my behaviorals down. Also, mock interviewing was something that was much more helpful than I anticipated. 

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jun 29, 2022 - 1:43am

Do not pay $$ for this

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 29, 2022 - 10:45am

i feel like utilizing alumni  or even just the WSO platform can be more useful than paying $8000 for it imo

Jun 29, 2022 - 7:43pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

While alumni and WSO are deff very helpful, they reach their cap pretty quickly for students from non-target backgrounds. 

My uni has 0 alumni in an EB. I had multiple EB superdays. I couldn't network through my alumni. 

WSO is excellent, but you have to agree to the amount of crazy BS that is said in forums here all the time with very conflicting opinions. Also, most students that aren't very, very, very into banking don't know or regularly use WSO

The money is a lot. As someone who deff does not come from a background where that kind of money is accessible, I recognize that. But alumni are a hit or miss, and WSO is inconsistent. Would I have wanted to risk the potential of not getting an offer compared to a program that essentially guaranteed an offer? Deff not. And in my case, I did get a pretty massive ROI pretty quickly too.

Jun 29, 2022 - 7:44pm
iercurenc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Jesus Christ Sam just stop. We know this is you. All the signs are there. Long ass post, elevator pitch that reeks of insincerity.

Just be upfront and honest if you want to do an AMA ffs.

Jun 29, 2022 - 7:51pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lmao come on dude, you could have said anything to invalidate my post but this is what you go with. Just go look at my comment history, it's in posts that a college soph would be commenting on for the past year. You might not like Sam but do you really think this dude would spend a year building this history for the validation from the guy that is so bored and out of touch with the regular world that he is asking for relationship advice on WSO. Also if you're really that curious, just DM me and I'll set up something so I can dox myself to you ffs.

I'm fine with any criticism against WSMM cause they are opinions that everyone has the right to have but using this BS excuse to invalidate any reasoning over and over again is just dumb

Jun 29, 2022 - 9:30pm
iercurenc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Your post looks highly disingenuous. If multiple people are saying you seem like Sam or someone being paid by him, there is probably some merit to that.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 29, 2022 - 8:44pm

8k to end up in the same spot as everyone else. We get it you got robbed, all the services you mentioned can be accessed easily online. Technicals: everywhere. Mock interviews: Call up a college friend, banker, college recruiting center, or family and have them read off a technical guide. Network: Easily attained by putting in effort. If you are telling me you are so lazy to put these things (notes of these things) in a centralized excel sheet or google drive that you'd be willing to pay 8 GRAND for someone to do it for you I hope to god I never work on a deal team with you and pray for your fellow analysts and associates. Also I can name multiple FREE communities that offer all of that. Get the fuck out of here Sam you already made millions robbing clueless kids greedy douche. All of WSO stands with me.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 30, 2022 - 9:04am

Why don't you be productive and provide some of the resources you mentioned? You're almost proving this guy's point. It's difficult to consolidate the vast amount of information out there.

  • PM in HF - EquityHedge
Jun 29, 2022 - 8:48pm

This is getting ridiculous. WSM is a sham and a colossal waste of money, and no amount of shilling, be it directly from the founder or whatever the heck this post is, will change that.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 29, 2022 - 8:54pm

Seriously haha… funnily enough a friend of mine almost got sold on his services and backed out last minute. Sam told him he'd never get an offer if he didn't work with him because the "recruiting timeline was almost over". He asked 7 grand. 2 months later my boy had multiple offers at great firms. Sam is a dickbag that preys on kids that are scared they won't get an offer.

Jun 29, 2022 - 10:15pm
Monty Burns, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi Sam, Monty here. Very impressed with the lengths you've gone to, like bribing, doxxing, and threatening kids, in order to protect your reputation here (not that it's really worked). Exactly the kind of go-getter, whatever-it-takes attitude I'd like to see from an employee here at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Smithers will be reaching out to schedule a call shortly.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 29, 2022 - 10:35pm

This is obviously Sam…even the italics are something no normal junior in college would use

Jun 30, 2022 - 10:59am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Even worse you have to pay regardless if you get placed or not. Many kids spend $8k and end  up with nothing.


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Jul 10, 2022 - 2:00pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1) actually most people in the program get offers, 2) wsmm offers a money back guarantee option now where you get a full refund if you don't get an offer. they're the only company I've seen that offers this type of guarantee, and they would never do that if "most kids end up with nothing" because they would go out of business

Jun 30, 2022 - 10:14pm
biscuitsandgravery, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Poor effort Sam and I'm very disappointed in you. At least change the tone of the writing for starters, and stop using the same sales pitch that I'm sure your mom told you was very good. See me after class, and no I won't buy your shitty course

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 12:11am

Nah I know who this is, it's Zoilo and they're getting paid by Sam for this

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 11:00am

Horribly obvious shill. Fuck outta here scum. How is this guys IP address still even allowed to post here ? Mods need to seriously do something unless their pockets are getting loaded too. Sick of seeing this shjt pop up on this site.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 11:01am

@Sam you're a fucking retard bro. Seriously. Actually dumb as fuck and it's hilarious

Jul 10, 2022 - 2:04pm
whyIB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

you can certainly talk to upperclassmen at your school and join the finance club, there's nothing wrong with that. realistically your upperclassmen will most likely only help you a bit, but definitely not to the degree of someone you're paying to coach you where it's their job and that's how they make a living

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 1, 2022 - 9:52pm

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