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+15I Might Hate Finance, And This Might Be the Turning PointThe signs were all there. I wasn't a great student in college, but it wasn't the content of the work that killed me. It was the little things like attendance, being on time to things, paying attention to the instructor, setting aside time to study, and following the instructions...27
+5What Straight-A Students Get Wrong Worthwhile opinion piece this weekend from Wharton professor Adam Grant - ["What Straight-A Students Get Wrong"](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/08/opinion/college-gpa-career-success.html) [quote]The evidence is clear: Academic excellence is not a strong predictor of career...30
+5Whats the coolest perk you've gotten from work?We've all heard the war stories of private jets, booked clubs and models and bottles. It seems like the 'good-old-days' may have come to an end but I was curious of any recent cool experience you guys have had? Ex. Closing dinners, relationship management etc23
+32019 Race/Competition Goals?I know a bunch of people on here compete. What are your goal times for next year for your events --- 5Ks 10Ks, Marathons, Tris, etc etc etc? Whats your big race of the year? This is what I am thinking so far... Plan to do: Jan 50K (registered) - just want to finish / have fun (its a...60
+3How do you stop being butthurt and emotional in this business?Do any of you cry if your MD/PM yelled at you for screwing up, or coming late, etc.? Or simply feeling irritated by your MD/co workers who speak in a stern voice? How do you stop taking all of this personally, and realize that all that matters at the end of the day is money? 103
+3What company/ies has/have the worst career portal application interface ever?I swear some of these companies are running in the early 2000's with their terribly formatted and cumbersome application processes. Like seriously, if your company is making a good amount of money, at least use Glassdoor or Linkedin. A notable example is Greenhill which requires my...7
+2What were the biggest lies you were told during the interview process that weren't true on the actual job?Examples: -"We have great team culture" -> they are neutral with each other -"Facetime is not required" -> but they'll call you out if you don't show up -"We love you / We want you to come in immediately" -> they actually can't f***king...93
+2Would you rather be an Accounting Partner or a Law Partner?Out of curiosity, which would you rather do? Law partners earn more but they work more Accounting partners earn less but they get way more free time during the summer. Thoughts?24
+2Dumb 3rd Rate DesignationsSo I'm confused by those who decide to get random worthless designations. I just saw a comment on a coworker's linkedin post (he's going for an Oxford Ph.D. btw, and lists nothing) from somebody who is a QKA(R), CRPS(R), and CHSA(R). Who puts this sort of junk after their name? ...5
+2Check out what these tenants did<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/20181010_184722.jpg?itok=Eo14VXnS" alt="" /> <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/20181010_184947.jpg?itok=q9yKEq69" alt="" /> At least they left the backsplash :D Now it's...18
+2What Adam Grant Gets Wrong About What Straight-A Students Get WrongI have now seen Adam Grant’s article titled *What Straight-A Students Get Wrong* circulated on two platforms three times over the past two days (sorry <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> won't let me link). The article and everything it stands for is driving...0
+2Where do you find those "wifey" types that will stick with you forever?Since most women in clubs are just looking for one night stand/brief flings and <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> girls have superiority/feminist complex. So where do you find those other wife type girls?135
+2Incoming full-time Analysts: How much debt (student loan/cc debt) do you have?Thought this would be interesting to see. How much in student loans did you take out? Do you have any existing credit card debt? If so, are you paying interest?67
+2It might not be worth itHi All - This forum has been a huge help to me over the last 5+ years as I've tried figuring out what it is I wanted to do with my life. As a background, I got an undergrad degree in finance from a non-target school but lucked into a decently paying job as a Financial Analyst for a...1
+2Workout Routine Working 80-90 Hours?What are some tips and tricks or whole workouts you guys use when you don't really have time to spend 2 hours at the gym 4 times a week?11
+2Does you major matter?Recently, a few of my school alums came into my school and spoke to us about their lives in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>, etc. After a...4
+2One of my clients is an heir to an Italian Noble House. How do these people still have money hundreds of years later?His account is not small it's north of $100 million the family on wikipedia started in the 1400s. I genuinely have no idea how families like this stay rich for so long and why no one ever talks about it they only focus on Bezos/Gates I bet this guys family has more money than the Waltons 7
+1Risk = Return?Can risk and return be used interchangeably, i.e. do they essentially describe the same idea but just from another point of view? They don't, do they? I'm a little confused as I read that past betas (e.g. past 2-5 years) aren't reliable as historical equity returns may not be a...1
+1What to do next....Salut tout le monde....i just graduated (ba in finance) now im doing my masters and im very uninterested and unhappy since 2/5 (portfolio management and financial engineering)of my subjects i don’t get a word of what my dr is saying i just sit there completely clueless and believe me every...1
+1Paid Subscriptions that are worth their money/good value?Are you guys enrolled in any paid subscriptions? do you think paid subscriptions are worth it? what kind of subscriptions are you willing to pay for? they don't have to related to news or magazines, you can add music subscriptions or game subscriptions etc. Personally, i'm thinking...35
+1When You Make F*ck You MoneyRecently read something about David Tepper's Revenge Mansion and had to share: Back in 2011, David Tepper (Hedge fund manager of Appaloosa Management) bought his old boss' ex-wife's Sagaponack mansion for $43.5 million and then tore it down to build this massive 15,000 square...27
+1Dentist recommendations?Where do you guys go to get your teeth cleaned and etc.? Need some recommendations and also, has anyone heard of 212 Dental Care that does telemarketing? 3
+1"What do you want for Christmas"Hold off on the jokes, for now. Every year my family and significant other inevitably asks me what I want for christmas (early/mid 30's). Every year I have no ideas to supply them with outside of token fluff as I would have already purchased it if I wanted/needed it. That said, my...38
+1"Self Made"Simple question. Can you really consider yourself "self made" when your parents dropped $100,000+ on a public or private education for you? I hear people claim that their "self-made" but yet they went to a $200,000+ private school completely on their parents dime. Interested...70
+1Do wealthy men actually attract gorgeous women?There's a narrative out there that wealthy men (non-celebrity) get hot women. Is this based in reality or is it a Hollywood story? I work with some very wealthy people and their wives or significant others aren't really that attractive. I find they're usually with someone who...34
+1What's the smartest thing a recent graduate can do with the money they earn from their first job/bonus? Just curious what the brilliant minds of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> have to say about this. Obviously it's a good idea to pay down debt and not spend your money on a sports car, but also given the current interest rate environment - maybe it makes sense...64
+1Consequences after being caught cheatingHello, I am not proud of what I have done but I think the US academic pushed me to focus too much on academics rather than the actual content. Background: I am an international student and my undergrad was business, I had the chance to be accepted in an intensive computer science grad...149
+1You can get rich by managing rich peoples money.Someone can become rich by helping the rich invest their riches to make them even more rich. That's wack15
+1What Are You Old-Fashioned About?What technological advancements or updated social norms are you not following? I like to think I'm a pretty forward-thinking guy but I still always prefer to pay with a card/cash, over using Apple Pay on my phone. What are you old-fashioned about?112
+1Mistake PostDid not mean to post original threat, and I do not know how to delete a post! Apologies, have a good day.1
+1Living a Serious LifeI was recently watching Chappaquiddick and there was a line that stuck out to me “You can choose to live a serious or non-serious life but if you choose to live a non-serious life I won’t have much time for you.” Joe Kennedy to Ted Kennedy as a youth. That being said, what are some of...44
+1Wonderlick TestHas anyone taken an official one before? I was looking up some fantasy stuff at work and was reading about it so I took the sample 50 question exam. Got 50/50 with 90 seconds to spare. There is no way its indicative of the actual exam because only one perfect score has happened in the NFL...2
+1CLO Credit Bubble NarrativeThe press and a number of academics have been making hay recently regarding the supposed credit bubble forming in leveraged loans and CLOs. Personally, I don't buy it. Having been on the issuer side of the leveraged lending equation, my view is that the underwriting standards are pretty...1
+1Mental Illness is Fake News**For the sake of this discussion, mental illness includes ADHD, OCD, bipolar, anxiety disorder. Open to discussing schizophrenia and other disorders, but I'm not so confident these are fake.** The primary "tells" for ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and...30
0Protein Shake as a mealLooking for something to substitute breakfast/get good protein after a workout. Never done it before but bought an overpriced shake recently and really liked it (Strawberry, banana and vanilla? protein powder) pretty sweet tbh but something that doesn't taste like crap and has good...40
0Who is the most prestigious person alive?Who are some of the most prestigious people alive? Who are some of the most prestigious people you know? 25
0How Does it Feel to Know that You are Dumber than the Financiers who Came Before YouNew [research published this week](https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-06-14/study-people-are-getting-dumber) examining the IQ scores of men born between 1962 and 1991 has found that scores increased between 62 and 75, but have been dropping steadily since. How does it...8
0Dating someone from work?Delete this...........................................................................................20
0What car should I buy?OK, so according to my parents I "still have my communion money" (I do, minus what I lost on Global Crossing) My GF recently blew up the tranny on my old Jeep. That means I need a new car. Prestige is a non-factor (thank you Manhattan) I Take the train to work, what should I buy for...80
0Bankers and Bad Relationships<em>Mod Note: Make sure to see the comment below by initialsCG - <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/bankers-and-bad-relationships#comment-944873">"The single most importance choice you will have to make is the person you choose to...58
0my roommate ran away with my other roommate's moneyMy roommate owes my other roommate a couple hundred dollars and he didn't reply to our messages. Now he has moved out. What should I do? He and I have mutual friends, so I don't want things to get ugly. Recently, he got a <abbr title="summer analyst...14
0Best lmao/oh shit moments you've ever hadStory time. What prompted me to start this post: I was interviewed today for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Role. Interview went great. Was scheduled to be 30 minutes, lasted an hour. Answered every question he threw at me as if I was Amazon's Alexa. Note:...31
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0Cubicle/Office DecorationsHow do you decorate your cubicle/office? I realized mine was kind of bland today and I'd like to spice it up. I'm talking about finance related graphics, charts, etc. 55
0Christmas GiftsHey All, As we approach the holiday season, I was just curious what types of gifts you guys were thinking of getting for your mother/father/girlfriend/boyfriend/grandparent etc. I personally love getting people gifts and am gearing up for some serious holiday shopping and am excited to spend...26
0Can Derivatives Cure Cancer?[This TED Talk](https://www.csail.mit.edu/news/how-financial-engineering-can-cure-cancer) by MIT Professor Andrew Lo describes how financial engineering can be used to help cure cancer. In the video he describes what sounds like an ABS with several tranches that would be open to public...11
0Going to Medical School at 30?I was a trader at a famous boutique based in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> - worked there for 6 years. I came to my desk this morning (literally 2hrs ago, its 9am here in NYC) to find an envelope telling me that my time is up. There is no severance package....102
0How has MeToo changed your willingness to mentor female team members?Just curious if it's changed anything for anyone else? Not going to lie, it's made me very paranoid, I don't meet anyone (male or female) at all unless it's in a public place and I had cameras installed with audio at our main office. I talked to a few executives at...46
0Why do people list "student" under the experience section of their online profiles?Is it me, or do you guys think it's really stupid looking to see someone's profile, and under the "Experience" section they list "Student" or "MBA Candidate?" Also, I'm looking forward to who could have the meanest/funniest comment about me lmao10
0How do Ugly Stupid College Guys Get Hot Girls?So how is it that ugly, stupid, college guys get hot girls just because they drink and party? Like, I could understand if you're an attractive athlete, but I've seen some of the shortest, red-haired, most stupid people at my campus hang around with hot women just because they...30