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+48Consequences 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
+46What 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
+33I 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
+24How 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
+16Living 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...43
+13How 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
+11"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...36
+102019 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...42
+9Protein 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
+9"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
+9Whats 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
+8Do 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...33
+8Where 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
+7Paid 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...34
+5Would 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?22
+5What 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
+5Traveling to Japan, any tips/suggestions?Hi Everyone, I will be traveling to Japan next month for ~ 9 days (3 Tokyo, 3 Kyoto, 3 Osaka). I was wondering if any of you had any tips or suggestions on things I need to see/try. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! 26
+4Any late bloomers or guys who missed out on a lot growing up feeling this way about life as you get older?I might be one of the very few here but my background was atypical compared to the normal American kid. Grew up poor, didn't have a halfway decent high school experience that involved spring breaks and breaking out of your shell (high school was straight World Star lol), and college...2
+4What 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...20
+4What's your biggest regret in life?What's your biggest regret in life and if you could do it differently, would you? As I grow wiser and older, it appears to me that choosing finance and accounting was the biggest mistake of my life. This is not because I'm doing poorly but the work in itself is very repetitive and...25
+4Effective communication (for non-natives)Hi, I was wondering if someone can recommend a source or way to improve ones fluency in spoken English? I consume almost all media, books, papers etc in English and have no significant difficulties doing so. But as I’m barely exposed to taking the active part, my level of fluency is...11
+4Can 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
+3When 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
+3Have you ever been called out on non-PC things you have said in the office? I'm pretty PC in most situations, by context. You know who to tread lightly around, in terms of words said. Has someone ever called you out on being non-PC in the office? I've only been called out once. That I can remember. I think I was about 6 weeks into my first job after...9
+3Equity CushionHi, if the Enterprise Value of a business deteriorates, is it always Equity (Value) that depletes first or does debt loose its value simultaneously?6
+3Bloomberg Market ConceptsHas anyone purchased the BMC course and knows if one gets access to an interface like the one of a terminal? Or is it just watching explanatory videos - doesn't become clear from what they promote on their website.6
+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
+3Should I worry about automation?I've seen a lot of posts about people saying automation is overblown then others that say automation will hit hard in 20 or so years (specifically in non-STEM jobs.) I'm a bit worried about which jobs in finance will disappear or be largely cut down. I'm interested in mainly...8
+3What's the most coveted job in the Finance world? Where do all the top Finance and Economics students want to go to. Also what's the toughtest job to get? I've heard analyst at Citi is the toughest.13
+3Incoming 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
+3Best legal adderallTitle basically says it all, just looking for something to give me a boost when coffee doesn't cut it.70
+3Any industries that are as alpha as finance?Tell me which other industry has people wearing thousand dollar suits (suits=most alpha type of clothing), Rolexes (Rolex=most alpha type of watch) and driving sports cars (sports cars=most alpha type of car) while banging their supermodel wife? Tech and engineering are full of virgin nerds and...47
+2How has high finance changed your worldview?Working on both the sell side and now the buy side makes me think the only thing that matters to people is money and power. People won’t treat you with respect unless you have a ton of money, power or prestige. Do you agree? How do you get away from this type of pessimistic thinking?27
+2Most Illegal (or unethical) Thing You've Witnessed on the JobLol definitely want to hear what some of you have to say about this. I'm sure there are some good stories out there. 77
+2Food you can't standWhat food do you absolutely hate? Is there anything you would never touch in a million years? How did you come to hate it?55
+2Joining a Business Fraternity at UC Berkeley?I am a freshman looking to join a business fraternity next semester, and wanted to see people's thoughts. I am extremely interested in investment banking, and I was particularly interested in joining one. I heard from one of my friends that DSP sends a lot of people to Top Tier Investment...22
+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
+2mrsdowjones internet trollDoes anyone follow mrsdowjones on instagram? She tried to give me financial advice and was annoyed I didn’t take it... https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-sacks-59b64831 As you can see she hasn’t worked a day in finance ****<img...36
+2Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...272
+2How often does your firm drug test?Took a labcorp drug test for the job starting Jan 1st, not sure how much they drug test or if they keep drug testing. I was at a medium sized REPE before this and they didn't drug test at all so I have no idea. Does your firm drug test? And if so how often?3
+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?9
+2Christmas-list Book SuggestionsI'm looking to fill up my christmas list with some good books, and I'm looking for suggestions and opinions about books on the following topics: 1) Distressed securities investing (heard a lot about Moyer, any other good ones?) 2) Corporate bankruptcy/restructuring 3)...8
+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
+2How 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
+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
+1 essay writing helpsArticles often contain photographs, charts and graphs. They aim to inform the readers about a particular topic. Articles follow heading and subheadings format and doesn’t require citations or references. Articles are objective as they describe a topic.1
+1How much do you save??Right now I'm thinking I will save about 15% of my gross income. I would be interested to hear how much others save, does it rise as income rises, or fall due to lifestyle creep?90
+1What is High Finance? Is this just a made up term? What's middle and low or even atmospheric finance? Can someone define?22
+1How does it feel?Just wondering how it feel to be in an industry that will be obsolete and automated in 30 or so years. The future jobs will be mainly engineering and tech so without any STEM education, you guys with business, finance, law or other useless majors will have to find a job that wont be fucked...96