+143 Talented Young People: Stay Away from IB/PE 47 1w
+110 At what point should you give up? 69 1d
+83 Shafted for SA 2025 Recruitment. Next steps? 33 2d
+73 What sets apart people who get the GS/JPM/MS offers? 32 1w
+57 Escaping Terrible Corp Dev Role 5 2w
+46 London - How does recruiting for summers again work? 22 2w
+38 Recruiting while unemployed 17 1d
+37 I am lost on the next step - Need Advice 8 6d
+36 No luck with recruiting and extremely depressed over it. WWYD in my situation? 12 3w
+35 Best Questions to Ask on a Coffee Chat? 11 1w
+34 Career Advice - 28yo / Life Advice 12 3w
+32 How to get Freshman/Sophomore Internships (not hard) 5 1w
+31 What is the best way to network with Investment Bankers? 29 4w
+30 Wealth Management vs Corporate Banking? Need advice 3 3w
+30 Networking as a high school student (Stern) 12 1w
+29 Tips for: LSE MSc Finance-->IBD SA. Should I go for a third internship in M&A?? 7 1w
+28 Career Switch: Need advice/guidance on starting down a new path in life. 8 3w
+27 Two Annoying Networking Habits 2 3w
+27 Too old for analyst 1? 20 3w
+27 Starting at a West Cost Fund and I Hate the West Coast 8 2w
+27 Got Rejected After Case Study 20 2w
+27 SF vs NY IB Stint 11 1d
+25 Risky Networking? 24 2w
+25 Staying in IBD or… Advice needed 4 2w
+25 Research Offers Input 3 1w
+25 Need Advice: MIT Finance or CMU CS 6 1w
+23 To late for me? 12 1w
+23 Amazing offer but I’m drowning in debt 12 1d
+23 Are Single Managers Just Not Hiring? 10 1d
+22 How have y’all dealt with rejection/stagnation? 4 3w
+22 Any advice, is career banking the move? 8 2w
+22 Realistic paths to $20M earnings over the course of a career 8 2w
+22 How to get VP or higher role in IB from MBA 12 1w
+22 Incoming freshmen at bocconi - SA 2025 recruiting 15 4d
+21 No IB SA Offer & Re-Recruiting: What Do I Do? 4 3w
+21 Reneging offer advice 2 2w
+21 Is networking still a thing for Western Europe and the UK? 12 1w
+20 Switching Industries When Recruiting 6 1w
+19 What am I doing wrong or can do different/overall advice 5 3w
+19 Can I change the dates for a 6 month stint on my resume? How to Address Resume Gap? 4 2w
+19 Can I leverage my sister's attendance at Penn to break into IB? 17 1h
+19 NYC Consumer PE/Growth Funds with decent comp but amazing WLB? 6 4d
+19 Trying to break into IB 7 3d
+18 Biotech/life sciences PE v HF 2 3w
+18 Feeling stuck and apathetic 5 2w
+18 Tips on getting Return Offer? 17 1w
+18 Job Switch Advice 4 2d
+18 Laid off, what next? 8 1d
+17 May 24 Grad Struggling to Find Job After Unsuccessful IB Internship - Seeking Advice 3 1mo
+17 How to decline previously accepted offer in best way? 5 3w
+17 Career Path Advice Needed 5 1w
+17 SHIFTING FROM LAW TO FINANCE 13 1d
+17 Does this plan make sense? (Audit CPA -> CFA -> Big 4 Corp Fin/IB) 11 1d
+16 Is it Time to Panic? 3 3w
+16 Out of Options 2 3w
+16 Maintaining networks way above your belt 5 2w
+16 4.0 GPA, taking CFA Level 1 in august, graduating in a month, no job lined up 4 1w
+15 Am I the Only One For Whom the Job Market is Currently Booming? 9 3w
+15 Need Some Advice - Career 7 2w
+15 WM Exit Opps 1 1d
+14 9 months in and I don’t know how much longer I can make it 13 2w
+14 How to level up my networking game? 8 2w
+14 Sad that I won't be majoring in business at undergrad 4 2w
+14 Realistically, what level of technicals and news do I need to know? When exactly should I start networking/finding internships from a semitarget? 4 1w
+14 How to leverage an offer to get another 3 6d
+14 Moving from Canada to USA 8 5d
+14 What is everyone's pre-interview prep and hygiene routine? 6 1d
+13 Am I crazy? 12 2w
+13 LinkedIn networking/Converting networking to referrals and interviews 1 2w
+13 Jump to Commercial Banking 1 2w
+13 Can I realistically break into IB? 4 1w
+13 Starting as Junior - Perfect Grades, Target, No Experience 4 2w
+13 Offer Decision: Wells Fargo vs. BNP Paribas 6 1w
+13 Lost And Need Advice 4 1w
+13 (UK) Too late to pursue finance and make it? 19 years old, not a lot of momentum in life. 6 15h
+12 How bad is 2025? 3 1mo
+12 What are IB interviews like? 3 4w
+12 Lateral Interview Advice Needed 3 4w
+12 Need advice, will I be good enough for IB? 2 3w
+12 Can I graduate in August instead of May and start my job full time 6 3w
+12 Did I fuck up 8 3w
+12 I am lost - Need Help 4 3w
+12 How to find a mentor 7 2w
+12 Intern searching as an older student 1 2w
+12 Did not sign offer letter help 3 2w
+12 PE to VC Crazy in this Market? 1 2w
+12 Long Short Interview Guides \ Career Advice 5 2w
+12 Freshman-Switched from Biology to Finance: Seeking Advice for Sophomore Year Internships 1 2w
+12 Improvements and help on Cold Email Format 1 2w
+12 how to quit after 1 year 1 1w
+12 How do I create my own path? 3 5d
+12 Bachelors at LSE or Imperial for IB? 10 3d
+12 How to survive the financial industry, especially for female? 4 2d
+12 Why do processes for average jobs take months at a time? 3 3d
+11 Renting Scene in LA - Irvine CA area? 4 3w
+11 What are my chances? (NUKE MY CV) 7 3w
+11 Who is left for SA 2025 recruiting 6 3w
+11 Looking for a mentor 4 3w
+11 Should I have done IB? 4 2w
+11 UTS to USYD transfer for IB 3 1w

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