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Is anyone else welcoming a recession?

iBankedUp

Sans Trump and his legionaries, feels like most are ready for a slight contraction right before things consolidate. Markets are up despite the inverted yield curve, but things are almost certainly likely to get worse before they get better, right? Trump goon Moore could barely even deny...

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People making $300k+, how do you spend your money?

allinamd

Curious about people on this forum in finance who are making anywhere north of $300k. How do you spend your money on a month-month basis? Do you live in a luxury apartment or somewhere cheaper to build out savings? Mortgage? Do you eat out at fancy restaurants every week, still cook, or have...

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New WSO Logo - Branding / Icon

WallStreetOasis.com

Fellow Primates - so it's been about ~8(?) years since we've taken a look at our logo/branding and we think it's time for a refresh -- our designers almost vomit when they look at our current icon and we have some major initiatives coming where a refreshed look would help. ...

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Anyone hear back from NYU yet regarding summer housing?

bugattiveyron

Any non-NYU students hear back yet? I submitted March 15 and still don't know if I have housing or not......

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Identity theft

cakepie

Tried to open a new checking account day at WF and found out some bitch in California has/had stolen my SSN and opened fraudulent accounts at a credit union in 2007. Surprised me a lot-- the abuse must have started before I was even 16. I've always been careful with giving out SSN so it sucks balls...

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Job with the NY Yankees corporate offices

Killer_Queen

There doesn't seem to be any real advertized way of getting in--how does someone in a Top MBA break into the Yankees organization? Serious replies please......

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Who Has the Nicest Office?

KobeFan

Who has the nicest office? Or that you've heard of. Check out Mayor Bloomberg's bullpen with chandeliers, columns and all. http://www.contributemedia.com/uploaded_files/images/Michael%20Bloomberg/office.jpg (I tried uploading the image earlier, I guess it didn't post)...

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NPV/DCF Practice

econ

So I was thinking about a practical problem today, and I decided to calculate the NPV of the DCF for it (in excel). I was hoping someone would check my answers to see if I did it correctly (I figured maybe some others are looking for some practice with this stuff). Here's the problem: Suppose I ...

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Which is harder?

firefighter

How would you rank the difficulty of these 4 tasks? 1) getting into a target school 2) getting into a BB/elite boutique or at least a top MM from a target school 3) getting into a solid PE shop from a BB/top MM 4) getting into a top B-school with solid PE + IB experience...

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security for fortune 100 ceos

nyugrad123

what percentage of fortune 100 ceos have security teams, armored cars, etc?...

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Looking for NYC SA Roommates

Megalodon

Hey all - Any SA's out there looking for a roommate in NYC? My internship is from early June to early Aug but I am pretty flexible with dates. I've been checking place's out on craigslist but 1 BR places are wicked expensive. Let me know if you're interested. Oh, by the way I'm a male if that mak...

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Taking Houston Energy Traders down May 1

monty09

feel free to start another one. ...

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Hi All

bearbanker

Hey Everybody, I thought it would be a good idea to get to know some people before we get to NYC for the summer and have to hit the ground running. I expect we will be working/learning a lot, but I plan on enjoying the city for sure on the weekend! Here are some questions I have for the group... ...

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Hang Gliding- Ellenville, NY

IlliniProgrammer

Would anyone else be interested in getting certified in Hang Gliding up in Ellenville this summer? Ellenville is a two hour drive from NYC, but it's considered the hang gliding capitol of the Northeast. Ellenville has two of the nation's twenty master-rated pilots and two instructors who were rate...

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Short Men

NewbAssociate

I have encountered enough short men (those, say 5'7 and shorter) to know to be very careful with them. I am yet to meet one that does not harbor some ferocious napoleon complex and while it may smile and look kindly on you, be warned, it is no friend and it will not hesitate to back-stab you if that...

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Why Would You Work for RBS?

UncleKevin

RBS sounds like it is in a lot of trouble. 84% government ownership and almost all deferred bonuses. Why would people work for them. I've heard a ton of people have left/been laid off. Does anyone have their 1st year's numbers? What do people really see happening? RBS apparently got into most ...

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Best golf country club for bankers in your area

defoss2

I just received my bonus $$$$ and I want to join a Private country club in the tri-state area. What are your suggestions? ps: I am a 4 hdcp Thanks for your suggestions...

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FREE pastry at STARBUCKS

coffeebateman

For all you monkeys who like a cup of larry in the morning, for one day only you can get yourself a free pastry too. Coupon below: http://assets.starbucks.com/assets/1ac43f0b737a4b778Ba9c80ee14715ec.jpg...

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Need Book Idea

Megalodon

I understand this is a bit off topic so I apologize for that. One of my friends will be in the hospital for a week or so and I wanted to get him a book to read while he's posted up there. I figured some of you guys would have some good ideas. Although he's a finance guy, a non-finance book may be ...

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Looking for a roommate in Charlotte

WegmansTuna

Going to be starting FT in Charlotte in July 2010. PM me if you're interested in possibly rooming up. Also, anybody know what the best apartments are in Charlotte?...

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The Greatest Website (Outside of WSO) Ever!

Boutique Banking

Seriously, I spent all of my free time on this today. The topics are completely hilarious and totally true. Personal Favorites: #1, #3, #24, #39 and #47 http://www.broslikethissite.com/2010/02/bros-like-all-this-shit-full-list.html ...

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The grass is always greener by the manure farm

Slacker23

Sometimes I dream of living the simple life... away from the city... perhaps on a farm. Then I read an article like this and think that the smog might not be so bad. [quote] WINCHESTER, Ind.—Like many of his neighbors, farmer Tony Goltstein has to deal with the aftermath of the dairy bubble. Bu...

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Hotmail Virus

2007Grad

Looks like my Hotmail has a virus which inserts a Personal Email Signature in CHINESE to every email I try to respond to. It's not allowing me to delete it in the Reply box nor the Personal Email Signature setting. How do I crush this virus ? I need to respond to a lot of employment emails from this...

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WSO members: someone save the Banana man

dyor

Today's WSJ reports the predicament of Banana man Ken Bannister, who's going bananas because he cant sell his bananas. His International Banana Club and Museum is being evicted from his town, and nobody wants to put him up or buy his collection. The guy can't even get $7500 on ebay for a collect...

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Citi Benefits Package

Spin Control

Anyone here know what the benefits package is for Citi Ops? My offer letter says health insurance and other "comprehensive benefits." Trying to decide between offers before signing. Thanks....

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Summer Classes in Houston

MarkyMarkWahlbergWasAwesome

Hey, so I'm going to be in Houston for an internship this summer. I would like to take Calc II while I'm in Houston this summer, and wondered if anyone knew of an affordable, accredited 4-year school that might have like, evening or weekend classes or something that I might be able to work in. Let...

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Michael Burry's Reading List

wsinformer

http://wallstreetinformer.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/michael-burrys-reading-list/...

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Hedgefund loses 86% in a month

sadboy

http://www.ebullio.co.uk dang...

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WSO March Madness Pool?

kanon

With so many WSO members, I'm kind of surprised no one proposed a WSO March Madness pool. Maybe we can set one up. Winner gets a bunch of silver bananas? ...

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Michael Lewis on Bloomberg, Anybody Else See This?

mr1234

pretty cool vid, not particularly informative but Lewis comes to some interesting conclusions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1YWZbsJlaQ ...

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BB IBD

anonymousman

All those working IBD at a BB, anywhere in the world....

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Excel Model Question

BKBG

Excel question. I have three scenarios for a model (cell $B$2 = 1,2 or 3). Each one has a different EBITDA output. I would like to have a quick summary of EBITDA and other numbers relevant to each scenario shown at the same time in a different tab than the dashboard. Does anybody know how I can ma...

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Chicago Cost of Living

HeyFloydWhaddyaSay

Accepted a corporate banking analyst position with a MM bank in Chicago.... Salary is great for Corporate banking, however I know chicago is a pretty expensive city...just wondering what I should expect to pay for certain things, as I'm trying to create a budget: So far I have: (per month) $865 Re...

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Where are they now?

runthepen

Just wondering if anyone knows what happened to some of these ridiculous characters we've heard of from Wall Street (i.e. Models and Bottles guy, Aleksey "Impossible is Nothing", etc.)...After their huge blunders, where are they now? In case anyone needs a refresher, here's the classic Models and B...

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US NEWS: Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2009

goldenknights24

Give your thoughts and opinions on the new 2009 business rankings. I will post specific business major rankings by request. 1. University of Pennsylvania 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3. University of California--Berkeley 3. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor 5. New York University 6. ...

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85 Broad sporting a Chinese national flag?

kazzaf84

Did anyone see 60 Minutes last night? What's up with Goldman headquarters flying a Chinese flag? (1 US 1 PRC as opposed to the usual 2 US flags)...

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Minimum Salary to Live/Enjoy NYC

weeds499

Just curious on those of you guys who are living in NYC currently - what do you think you would need to enjoy/live comfortable in this city? I'm just curious since I know a lot of people run credit card debt their first year in banking - which seemed excessive to me, but I know a few guys who just ...

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Cougars...

Boutique Banking

I'm curious as to what the overall opinion is on these wonderful women. What age actually classifies a woman as a "cougar"? (I would go with 35 & up). It is funny, but it seems as though I get more attention from these women then some of the younger females. Personally, I love cougars and I'm fasc...

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BAML Lev Fin vs. MS Generalist Pool

NovasisMLB

I am considering between the two opportunities for an SA related position. Any thoughts? If someone with experience could shoot me a response it would be greatly appreciated....

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How hard is it to earn 3-4% real ROI?

econ

Just wanted to get your opinions on this. How easy/difficult would it be, to construct a portfolio that earns 3-4% (net inflation)? Put differently, how much risk would one have to bear, to get such a return? ...

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How do I become happy again?

banking45

I'm young and missing so much satisfaction in my life because the pressure to succeed at my school and all this prestige whoring on WSO has made me sad and bitter. Now I'm always looking to move-up in the world, always thinking about getting something better than what I have. I now care way too much...

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Weird Science

YoungsieSig

This is a forum for users to talk about and debate various topics in the creation of financial models. ...

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Would you rather be

SirBankalot

The Incredible Hulk or Lloyd Blankfein? ...

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Day in the Life

Mr. Pink Money

Life as an investment professional: Since event driven strategies tend to be characterized as being very thorough and very concentrated, I'm only working on 1-2 ideas at a time. Roughly speaking, in any given month, I'll drill down on 2-3 ideas, pitch 1-2, and 50-75% of pitched ideas are put on. 6...

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Brown_Bateman

The Shit

Is it just me or is this Brown_Bateman moderator, whos only a prospective monkey, getting really annoying and over-regulative? I call for his removal....

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Should I Get A Sony Reader?

ElijahPrice

This weekend, I'm going to buy an Ipod Touch, so I can listen to podcasts, etc, on the train. I have the option of purchasing the Sony Reader at a heavily discounted price (Cost for the 6-inch would be less than $35 to me, retail price is $300). I want to purchase it so I can read eBooks on the sub...

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Stock Market Now?

Banker88

What do you guys think of the stock market currently? I have some money invested and I'm up about 5% since September. Wondering if I should cash out now before another dip? Any interesting thoughts or articles? If anyone else invests, what names/positions do you have?...

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Stratemegize - What Consultants Do Best

stratemegize

To all those management consultants out there stuck in snow storms and spending mindless hours at airports waiting for your delayed flights, I have come across a hilarious short novel that'll make the clock tick a whole lot faster. "Stratemegize - What Consultants Do Best" is like Dilbert meets Ja...

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Welcome Isa Khan to WSO

NewCollegeKid

My parents and I was at the Bauer Business School ( University of Houston) to check out the school. (I have a low SAT score because I screwed around in high school.) The people that ran the Entrepreneurship program was trying to sell their program to me because they said it's "right" for me. In t...

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Monkey story for the fellow Monkeys.

Barboone

Just wanted to lighten up the forum with a story, I figured this would make us feel even better about this profession choice. One fine day a wise man makes a sudden appearance at a village with an offer to buy monkeys for 10 bucks apiece. Since there are many monkeys around, the villagers start c...

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Need to ask for a 4 1/2 minutes favor!

fin777

Hey Friends, I am part of a new Manhattan based start up venture that is trying to reinvent the delivery dining experience for professionals who work late hours in i-banking, consulting, law etc etc. We need to launch our survey in scale on Monday (to a few hundred people), and would love for fell...

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New York Travel Question

cheese86

Hi, can someone familiar with New York tell me how I would best go about getting from an apt. in Bowery up to Stamford every day? What combination of trains, walking, sub would I need? Thanks for any insight. ...

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Do you brag about being a banker to the layman?

PiperJaffrayChiang

Or do you keep it a secret? Some of my conversations usually go like this: Me: "Baby u so fine... let me tap dat..." Stranger: " So, what will you be doing come summer after you graduate?" Me: "Umm.. yeah I'll be workin someplace..." Stranger: "Oh really? like a summer job?" Me: "No, full-time" Str...

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Vanderbilt Alumni

flutterby

Vandy does not have an alumni group, so here it is. Join if you are a current or former student at Vandy, either undergrad or graduate. ...

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A summer experience at Goldman Sachs

Mis Ind

Thought you guys might appreciate this. I found it on a torn-out journal page at Ulysses when I was over there seeing a friend a couple days ago. I wonder if anyone knows someone who might have written it? June 5, 2006: My first day at Goldman Sachs! I trembled as I stepped through the holy doo...

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Finance Theories - Practical? Useless?

ken_wso

Hello all, I have just started taking finance courses at university that delve deeper into portfolio management theories and other finance topics. My question is; are these theories actually practical? Are they ever used in real-life or are they just theories that don't actually work in reality? ...

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Fraternity and IBD

expresstrain56

I’m in the one of the best frats at my school (aka we usually hold the biggest parties and get the biggest girls). Will having a lesser position (e.g. Treasurer) of my fraternity look better over someone who is President of a less popular/prestigious fraternity? Because I think any brother from my...

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Top Facebook Fan Pages - what a joke

jackofalltrades

Texas Hold'em Poker 12,435,879 fans Michael Jackson 11,077,433 fans Mafia Wars 9,209,149 fans Barack Obama 7,692,402 fans Vin Diesel 7,578,831 fans Facebook 7,423,112 fans Megan Fox 5,982,167 fans Starbucks 5,965,476 fans Lady Gaga 5,403,346 fans Coca-Cola 5,090,504 fans The Twilight Saga 5,...

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Vera Farmiga

rocknrolla

Vera Farmiga... Is it just me or in Up in the Air is there any woman you would like to **** more considering how hot she is and her personality? Her being married is a travesty to mankind and getting a butt double for that scene is bullshit. I would marry her in a second and she's 10 years older th...

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Do banks ever hire fat people?

ShreddiesBrah

Before you ridicule this thread, I've spent some time on a lot of trading floors in the UK and have never seen a fat person on one. Wondering if it's just a huge coincidence or whether there is some kinda recruiting prejudice against fat people. ...

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Micro-finance

monyet

Hey guys, For ten months now, I've been working on a financial product that I call MICROSAFE (lame name, but whatever). I've consulted a few professors at target and international schools about my work, they said that they liked the idea but they did not do much with it. That leads me to believe th...

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Alex Vayner is at London School of Economics!

BespokeAnalyst2010

http://www.linkedin.com/ppl/webprofile?gwp=&id=15990359&pvs=pp&authToken=UX3B&authType=name&locale=en_US&trk=ppro_geturl&lnk=sign_in...

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Good new jokes?

e36M3

Got any?...

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Is Chicago second-tier in the world of finance?

Derivatives

Aside from Citadel and the PE firm Madison Dearborn, i don't think Chicago has any elite financial firms. They have a bunch of no-name prop firms and floor traders who are going extinct. Even San Francisco and Boston have more hedge funds than Chicago. ...

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Where to buy beer in NYC?

fibows

Can you buy 24 or 30 packs of beer in Manhattan? I sometimes see 18's in grocery stores, but haven't seen cases sold anywhere since I've been here....

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Wall St. Buzzword Tournament - And The Winner Is....

WallStreetOasis.com

Inspired by the post Which Office Buzzwords Do You Hate the Most?, I thought it would be fun to hold a Tournament to try and see which Buzzwords we really hate most on Wall Street. The committee has thought long and hard about these seeds and I apologize to those buzzwords that were snubbed (althou...

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start firing off the questions

monty09

anything you want to know ...

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Yes or No - given the chance

WishYouWereHere

Would you take an offer at Goldman TMT if given the opportunity even if 1) they paid you only $60K + bonus a year 2) you have to kill 20 puppies to get in?...

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LOL FUNNY CONSULTING JOKE

WishYouWereHere

McKinsey is the BAIN of my existence, that and drinking BOOZ of course. gotta MONITOR that drinking, on my Greece trip i passed out at the PARTHENON. ...

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WSO is not Match.com

TheKing

I sign on to the site today and see a message in my inbox. This is what it says: "Hello My name is miss Sylvia.i saw your profile today on(www.wallstreetoasis.com) and became intrested in you,i will also like to know more about you,and i want you to send a mail to my email address so that i can gi...

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FLOORED and The Guy Good.

LLcoolJ

FLOORED and The Guy Good. Where can I watch/download these movies? Thankx...

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kathleen hayes

michelfoucault

Does anyone else think that kathleen hayes on bloomberg sucks?...

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Roommate in Richmond, VA

miller01

Anybody going to be in Richmond, VA for FT? Im looking for a roommate. Cant find anyone from my school who is going there. Let me know. ...

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Mis Ind and Aadpepsi

bigbossman23

Was going through some old posts and am pretty sure mis ind and aadpepsi are bosses. where'd they go?!?...

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Offer help - rank these!!

swagon

Hi all, I'm a junior at a semi-target and a girl in my accounting class offered to give me the following: 1. a blumpkin 2. a reach around 3. a rusty trombone 4. a dirty sanchez My gut tells me the blumpkin or rusty trombone would boost my resume due to the prestige, but I may get better experience...

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Movie by ex-Partner at Citadel: The Good Guy

kanon

Anyone else curious/wants to see this movie? http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aB3IzlzsoVkw "...After leaving Citadel, DePietro spent 15 months backpacking around the world. When he returned to the U.S., he moved to New York and took a three-month crash course in filmmaking at Ne...

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What is the position Principal

Function

I've been seeing this one a lot when looking for bankers to contact, especially on Bloomberg. What does the position "Principal" mean?...

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Is this watch going to cut it?

WestCoastDeveloper

Hey I was wondering what everyone thought about wearing this in an interview: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VEPTWY/ref=oss_product for No, its not a Rolex, but I have student loans and bills to pay so I am not going to drop that kind of money this early on for a watch. Please let me know...

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NYC Moving/Living Dilemma

apple1634

I'm moving to NYC this summer to start in IB at a BB. I don't start until the first week of July and training is 5-6 weeks, but I'll have to be up there in mid-june for some preliminary things. The person I'm living with is a friend from school who also got a job in NYC, but he doesn't start until...

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Do you judge

WishYouWereHere

Do you judge your friends based amount of Linkedin Connections they have?...

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What was your first semester GPA?

FutureGekko

I had a 3.6 with 15 credits. A bit low for banking, I think (non-target)....

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Wall Street 2 Trailer

GoodBread

Wall Street 2, the teaser trailer: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/wall-street-2/teaser-trailer...

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Search Feature on WSO?

jatinb123

Is it just me, or did the Search feature on WSO disappear?...

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Got some time to kill?

Mzzzz

Here is how I spend my down time.... I fking hate AA, yet I love them for doing this. http://i.americanapparel.net/storefront/UGCStyle/BestBottom2010/index.asp *possibly* NSFW, but its AA...

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Anyone else taken Art Classes??

BigFatPanda

Just a question: have any other monkey taken art classes in college? Am I the only one? I was the only one in my finance dept, and most monkeys at school gave me shit for pursuing a minor in which I couldn't guarantee a grade of A in the classes. Great experience, though, if you're the creative t...

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Funny story from MN Youth in Government

RTJ234

[Post content removed as requested]...

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Average Apt Size

memento

For a first year analyst on 70K base, what is/was your guys' average apartment size/bedroom size. Were you able to put a queen size bed in your room? ...

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Farewell

FTPiper

Farewell, I will be taking a step back with my posts at WSO. I was the one who originated the thread about the NYTimes Article on Black people and unemployment and many other great ones. As WSO wants to crack down on trolls, I believe it is time for me to leave this forum and let PiperJaffrayChian...

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Sex with colleagues

intern_assassin

Have you done it? What were the consequences? Did you feel pressured to do so when propositioned by a Senior colleague of the opposite sex? Ok, so I have slept with a Senior colleague (female) after a work function. She was probably a good 15 years older than me. Pretty gross hey. No problems until...

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What is a "Bonesaw"?

TheBoneSaw

What does "Bonesaw" mean? I have been hearing rumblings of a bonesaw type of interview or something at banks... does this have anything to do with a trick question about the movie Saw?...

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Best SEC Filing Ever

lolbaringslol

http://yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/displayfilinginfo.aspx?FilingID=3980250-1565-18977&type=sect&TabIndex=2&companyid=9707&ppu=%252fdefault.aspx%253fcik%253d104777 It's like an ambulance chaser commercial....

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1st Year Analyst - Buy vs Rent Decision?!?!?!

GetRichorDieTryin

Fellas, Since I have landed (thankfully) a FT analyst position with a BB, I am now looking into what my options are for housing starting this summer. Obviously, I can be like the majority and rent as close as possible to my building in Mid-town, however I was thinking about purchasing a place inste...

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To the city of Miami from the Who Dat Nation

prop86

Dear Miami, The Saints are coming. And so are we, their loyal, long-suffering and slightly discombobulated Super Bowl-bound fans. While there's still time to prepare -- although a few hard-core Who Dats will begin trickling in Monday, most of us won't arrive until Thursday or Friday -- we thought ...

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Fights at the Office

E46fan91

I was just reading about the charity Wall Street boxing match that was held a while and it had me wondering if real fights ever occur between coworkers? Obviously there can be a lot of tension/competition . Have you guys ever seen any good fights break out on the trading floor or in your office? ...

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Investment Banker on Family Guy

M-001

Not sure if anyone has seen this before.. "He's a worse dad than a rich New York City investment banker!" - Stewie Griffin Then cut to this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOop4Minzo Had it on in the background until I heard 'investment banker'.. ...

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OK fess up - who's ride is this?

CaptK

Saw this on the road today - which one of you monkeys was behind the wheel? PJC? This pic is a little small, click it to zoom in to read the plate....

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Cubicle Essentials?

useless

What do you keep in your cubicle (other than the usual IB stuff)? Me: Starbucks Double Shot. I find this tastier than Red Bull. I usually keep 5-10 cans. iPod Touch. Music: Radiohead/Curren$y/Kanye West. Games: Tap Tap (I whoop ass at this)/Minigore (Unlocked all characters)/Doodle Jump. Also the...

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Isn't it rad that in the future...

PiperJaffrayChiang

there will be a bunch of MDs and VPs on WSO assuming that analysts and prospective candidates who make it, stay on the board and continue to spread their loving advice for others? it's the age of the internet and I don't believe that there is any other wallstreet ibanking forum quite like this one t...

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