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Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam

InfoDominatrix

Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

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Why do most people suck at Excel?

ForrestGump

Microsoft Excel: the lifeblood of 21st century finance and business. A phenomenal spreadsheet tool used by the lowest level analysts through the most executive tier of management. A wonderful program capable of performing complex mathematics, charting graphs and calculating thousands of data...

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What was the happiest moment of your life?

yul33

Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We...

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Bucknell V. Madison V. Syracuse

semi.target

I am a current HS Junior, and the following schools are ones that I know I have a good shot at getting admitted to. My question is which would be best for IB recruiting, alumni network, and overall experience. I do not care much about a party scene, and it is just a coincidence that they all happen...

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2019 Race/Competition Goals?

Isaiah_53_5

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 trail run -...

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Should I use a second WSO login when PMing users I may do business with?

TheTankF

Sometimes people say to PM them if they match up with a posters needs. I want to avoid any of my posts reflecting on my firm if the other user sees them. Thanks...

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Relationships Through Early 20's

FitnessandFinance

Curious to hear stories from those in this age range and above.... Relationships can be fabulous, but often times it takes several to find the right one. Far too often I think younger people, myself included, put far too much weight into the role their significant other plays in their life and sac...

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Google setting up shop in NYC (is west cost devestated?)

famejranc

[Google just unveiled the details](https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-details-major-new-york-expansion-11545040801) of its massive NYC expansion. Amazon has already revealed the details of its massive NYC expansion. Apple setting up shop in Austin. Three mega tech giants moving beyond the west coas...

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Best Business/ Corporate Strategy Podcasts

Bayoumonkey

With the popularity of audio only content on the rise, I thought I'd share a nice find. The podcast is called business wars. Currently listening to the netflix vs blockbuster episode. The presentation is basically C suite vs C suite in a corporate strategy fight to the death. Anyone else have any po...

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How I Get My Page Seen By The Most People Outside My Network?

huongtranbong

I've got a half facetious half serious go fund me page. Hey, I'm a capitalist like anyone else. Any ideas on how to get it seen by most people outside my network?...

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What do IBs focus on when they decide whether to expand abroad?

straighttohellxo

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False harassment claims

matthisenken

I read a discussion here which basically said; A girl who worked in BBH partied with her MD and SVP every night. One of those night she went out alone with her MD and the MD made a move towards her and she declined and let her go home. The girl told the SVP about it and told him not to report it jus...

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Do banks offer discretionary end-of-year 401k contribution/bonus?

SirGrayWalrus

If so, which ones? And how much? If they do one for 5%, is it 5% of your base salary or 5% of your paycheck? (I feel like it's the 1st one because 2nd one sounds like a cheapo)...

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Poor People are Finance Experts?

theaccountingmajor

Not everybody out there in the world is financially well-off. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that - it's just an objective observation. While lots of people on this website are easily clearing six figures a year at prestigious companies, there are a lot of people barely scraping by, maki...

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Delete this cheers

thistooshallpass

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Upcoming Phone Interview @ Vanguard

Call Me Later

Have an upcoming phone interview with Vanguard for an internship, have any of you had any experience interviewing with them and can offer any advice? Much appreciated...

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I'm an average joe making good money for family and enjoying a chill life. What am I missing out on by not pursuing prestige?

averagejoe1010

Hey guys. I'm a 29 year old white male with a loving wife and 1 year old son. I went to a state school (Cal State Fullerton), graduated with a 3.1 GPA (didn't give a crap about school, just partied) and then got a sales job. Then I busted my ass (I'm not analytical or smart, but I'm a grinder) and h...

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Meal Prep Ideas

Nightman Cometh

What's Up All, So I'm kind of a big dude--definitely built but also have a somewhat noticeable gut that I can't really get rid of. I attribute part of this to the fact that I eat out for lunch and dinner every day, and am not making the healthiest choices. So, I have decided to be less thick in t...

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condom split, what would you do?

Sergioaguero

Say you were having sex with a girl and the condom split, what would you do? Assume the girl has slept with 1000+ guys. Cheers. ...

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Why am I horny as fuck? It's fucking annoying and distracting

pawsoffmymoney

Alright I'm sort of seeing this girl about 3 times a week - we go on a date, chill out, and fuck. On other days I either (1) Can't stop thinking about/wacking off to her or (2) Can't stop thinking about/wacking off to women in general. Is this normal? I mean, on a typical work day I'd be on a deadl...

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If you bought an egg at a grocery store and incubated it would you grow a chicken?

famejranc

Assuming the egg wasn't rotten or anything........................need more characters.............?...

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BBH fires both MD and SVP after sexual harassment claims

Anonymous Monkey

What do you guys think of this? A firm's 3rd year Analyst partied with her male supervisors and harassed by her MD later hires a lawyer to sue the firm for a large settlement, wins the lawsuit....

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You know you have "made it" when ______

famejranc

What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it? #8 top discussion of 2018 ...

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The Art of Cheating Sleep

kallester

When I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can relate t...

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Wall Street Oasis Needs an iPhone App

2and20

I was wondering how come WSO has no iOS app? I am sure it would be widely used if it were to exist. I don't know about you guys, but whenever I'm on this site using Safari on iPhone, posting comments tends to be hassle. I would certainly use the WSO app if one were to exist, just my two cents....

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Any late bloomers or guys who missed out on a lot growing up feeling this way about life as you get older?

Postgradwonderer

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 experience sucke...

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Poker as Side Hustle

seville

do you know people or have friends who have full time jobs and play poker as a side hustle? have they seen success in this? do any of you guys personally do it? ...

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Asian and Indian Discrimination

TNA

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-02/harvard-targeted-in-u-s-asian-american-discrimination-probe.html Interesting article that should hit a nerve with the demographics on this site. ...

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Mark Meldrum - CFA Level 1

REF'd_Up

Anyone familiar with the Mark Meldrum, PhD CFA study suite? How'd you like it? Sitting for L1 in June and am looking for a good study suite that isn't over $1,000. Is a study aide even necessary for L1 or could I use the eBook provided by the CFA Institute?...

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At what age did you peak?

famejranc

When did you peak (physically, mentally, socially, career, or otherwise)? When was the moment where you realized that it was all downhill from here?...

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How will the message board cope in the post-theaccountingmajor era?

famejranc

So theaccountingmajor's recent ban seems to raise the real possibility that his career could be in its twilight. theaccountingmajor may still be here on an alt account, but he will have to stop competing someday. And every theaccountingmajor thread seemed to garner 100+ responses. He is one of the m...

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Trump re-elected in 2020?

JDC1

Now that the Democrats have doubled down and pinned their hopes on Schumer and a 78 year-old with early onset dementia, Trump has been handed a gift for 2020. Instead of providing a reasonable and attractive alternative to Trump (which should be easy to do FFS), the best the Dems could come up with...

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Cars: Thinking about getting rid of my BMW

Captain Buyside

Hey everyone -- thinking about getting rid of my generic 5 series (2016) and getting a Subaru Outback... seems crazy but there's no maintenance and they seem fairly durable. Wasn't a huge fan of the 5 series and have a 911 already as a weekender. What are y'all's thoughts? ...

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Best Coffee Shops in NYC and London?

DonalDayUmTray

Do you guys have any sweet spots you go to before or after work to get that daily kick? Please do share your recommendations. What drinks are your go-to? Mine has got to be portico coffee shop in london, soooo f**king good. Disclaimer: Starbucks doesn't count you basic white girl....

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Most Prestigious New Year's Resolution?

Sunshine Funshine

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Telecom industry (5G) - what's the outlook?

Neutrino_CFO

What does everything think is going on with all the massive layoffs with the big telecom companies? AT&T, Verizon, etc. have all been experiencing massive layoffs, changes in leadership, poor strategic decisions, and all amidst the transition to 5G technology. Do you think this 5G technology will f...

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Private jets in the corporate world?

JantzenFitch

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if any bank, consulting firm, PE firm, real estate firm, etc owns a private jet? Who is usually allowed to fly on it? Partners/MDs? Or do you have to be a C-level?...

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What is wrong with France?

HighlyLeveredCat

The situation in France has been troublesome for Emanuel Macron and his effort to reform the French economy. From what I have read, his policies would benefit France in the long run. Is it even possible for Macron achieve anything anymore?...

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Interview with Ex-Citadel Quant Turned Rapper (ft. Kaido Kid)

French35

Interesting career path, at least he is happy now and that's the most important https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivvWyIscEt0 ...

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Part Time MBA for me? Need guidance..

wallstreetnoob2008

Happy New Year everybody! I just graduated college and started working as product analyst for BB's electronic/algo trading. I am enjoying my current role and my manager seems to be invested in me (which I appreciate). I am still learning a lot and will continue to do so - but I have this urge to...

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bored out of my fackin mind

famejranc

I'm so fackin bored.. 24 days left of break before the start of the spring semester and I'm bored out of my fackin mind. what should I do? edit: cold calls?...

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How to let girls know you’re rich without being a douche

EliteStudent11

I’ve been matching with some hot community college girls on tinder, but I get the feeling they want to date their community college counterpart despite all the upside to dating a rich guy. Or maybe they’re into frat dudes (my school doesn’t have frats). Do these chicks just not know how much ...

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Are you going to heaven or hell

famejranc

if you die today? Let's think about this hypothetically and not focus on whether each of these places exists. Discus....

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Seeing an escort, incall v outcall ?

Sergioaguero

Incall is cheaper as you don't have to find a hotel. But what are the pros and Cons? Anything I should be aware off?...

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FinMeme Account Entries

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

Do you think the people who submit pictures to FinMeme accounts are trying to flex because of their success or are wannabees trying to look like hardos? ...

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Happy new year WSO!

WallStreetOasis.com

Just wanted to make a quick note wishing all of you a happy new year. So... Happy new year! Thank you to all of the members that make wso go round and share so much amazing advice every single day. I'm excited for what 2019 has in store. -Patrick ...

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Hangover Remedies

the_gekko

Fellow Monkey's - 'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)! When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty much all the men in ...

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Group: CFA

WallStreetOasis.com

This group is for CFAs and those aspiring to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst exam....

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How do you guys deal with short vacations, and do you feel fully refreshed after?

therealgekko

This is from someone who's been out of school for 1.5 yrs, and is coping with now tiny vacations. Back in school, we had 3-4 weeks for winter, a week in spring, and 3.5 months in the summer for vacation. Here in the real world, I'm working at a firm with a pretty solid vacation policy (15 days), but...

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High School College Application Advice

QuestionCactus

I'm a junior in high school, and parents, teachers, and -- perhaps most pressingly -- scholarship/summer program applications are asking me what college I want to go to and what degree/career I want to pursue. I'm interested in financial careers, but my primary interest right now is software and da...

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What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

CRE

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 excellence. Across indus...

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LF SF Roommates

greekmyth

I'm moving to SF in about a month and I'm looking for roommates. I am planning to live in SOMA and my budget is 2300 a month. I've seen some fairly nice 2br units in the area, just need a roommate/roommates. Going to keep looking on craigslist but if anyone knows someone whose looking would apprecia...

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Being friends with women at work

Sergioaguero

Do you make friends or become mates with women from work? You know grab a coffee, lunch or drinks? There is a women at work who used to be my line manager and I switched teams. We are both similar ages and both have a very similar background. We get on well. I always saw her as a mate but the pr...

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What do you do when you can’t keep yourself motivated?

ChloeJ90

I’m taking level 2 of the CFA in June and I just can’t keep myself motivated and be consistent in my studies. My goals and study plan are all very realistic so there’s nothing wrong there. It’s just that I can’t keep myself motivated. I think of the rewards after passing this level for mot...

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Whats the coolest perk you've gotten from work?

TheNonTargetBanker1

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 etc...

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The Crowned Juul: Disruption in Big Tobacco

ThatOtherGuy

TLDR: Big tobacco has a non-consumer experience problem, and I think Juul solved it Full disclosure: I've had phases of smoking cigarettes and vaporizers from time to time (not currently) and have NEVER owned a Juul although I have used one before. I am also not saying Juul is the only winner in th...

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Feeling lost, where do I go next?

thistooshallpass

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What will the future look like?

PaulBaker11222

What do you guys think the future of finance and the corporate world will look like in say 30-50 or so years? Heres a few of the things I'm curious about in the future: Which new jobs would be created and which would go extinct? What new innovations do you think will streamline or completely chang...

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How are so many hot women successful in finance?

michigan10483

I was browsing through LinkedIn and saw some of my 2nd/3rd connections had model-esque profile pictures, yet they were VPs/Directors at top investment banks. How are these women successful (in finance)? Did they actually get there by merit? Or did they use other strategies? I am genuinely curious....

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How to get to a target uni for Masters coming from BA non-target (UK)

straighttohellxo

As the title suggests, I am currently in a UK non-target university for my Bachelors degree and I would like to do my masters in a top uni (INSEAD,Bocconi,Oxbridge, LBS, M7 etc). I am in my second year and I am on track to get a First class degree or a high 2.1. I have been a WM intern for 6 month...

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What would you do? 9 months between college and job start

mike ross

Hi guys, So just wrapped up recruiting, accepted my full time gig, but have a 9 month gap between college ending and the job starting I wanted to get some ideas on what would be best to do in that time- i have another job lined up that I could go to for the first 6 months (but the money I'd get ...

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Help Decipher Girl Code

2and20

Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. Anyways I was deep in the off topic forum, and I read a few posts on what girls actually mean vs what they actually say. I figured that we we should have an official off topic thread on this. Lets start this off: "**go dancing**" is code for get tipsy, try to ...

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Excel Models for Rosenbaum & Pearl's Investment Banking 1st Edition Text Book?

MajorMac

Hi there, does anyone know where I could obtain the excel templates (blank and completed) which accompanied the 'Investment Banking - Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts and Mergers & Acquisitions' textbook by Rosenbaum & Pearl (1st edition)? It is no longer available from the Wiley website. Thanks in adva...

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delete............

thistooshallpass

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Real DStock Market Crash

blaircooper

When is the best time to invest? Is it time to consider putting your money in the stock market? I found an interesting video that discusses the stock market crash. Brian Rose talked about it at: youtube. com/watch?v=50a0KJlnnlg What do you think?...

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Can I make it or should I be realistic

cactus-ice

I'm studying math undergrad in a non target from Italy. I tried to apply to Bocconi, but was rejected and on plus it would have been too expensive. I fucked up on my last exams in high school, because I was fed up with the idea that the overall mark does not matter for university, which is true, but...

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Cash Needed for an apartment in NYC

InvestmentBonker

As the title says, this question goes out to anyone who recently moved to NYC to start their analyst years. I'll be doing the same this coming summer and was just wondering how much cash I should have lined up to sign a lease on an apartment between 1-2k. Cheers....

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Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?

Zeppelin

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Mystery surrounds the banning of theaccountingmajor. Was he discrimated against for having a very low IQ?

TheArtMajor

It has been over a week now and there are still no answers as to why theaccountingmajor was banned from this site. Many are starting to wonder if he was discrimated against for having an IQ level in the range of primates. I think I speak for everyone when I say the WSO community deserves an explana...

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Nevermind pls delete

thistooshallpass

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Ranking the Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street by Where They Went To Undergrad

PrestigeCaller

**Update:** See the Non-Target Edition here. The HPY Kiss Ass: Imagine this: The entire analyst class has to sit through an hour long information session with the Compliance team. There is really no need for this, other than the fact that every other important group at your firm got to present to ...

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Living a Serious Life

Tandem21

I 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 things...

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Are there any new financial innovations?

CAS_89

Are there any new strategies, products, or technologies that will yield the same level of growth for the financial sector like there was in the 70s and 80s with hedge funds, banking, trading, or PE? Or is it unlikely?...

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Personal financial investment in the upcoming bearish markets

Rorshak21

Hello everybody, As an upcoming full-time M&A Analyst next Summer, I wanted to have your views on personal finance, investment and savings. I guess the general feeling points towards an upcoming recession in the *very* next years. I will be in a high-paying position and never had to manage such amo...

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Gartner Internship Offer: Business Rotational Development Internship

AClause

Redacted for the sake of preserving privacy regarding the post. Mods: please delete this if you can....

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Parents financial philosophy

Moistheman

I don't know if it's the same for everyone else but do any of you have an urge to make money and got into investing/finance by looking at your parents' financial decisions? I love my parents to death and I'm eternally grateful for what they've done for me however it doesn't stop me from recognizing ...

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Political Views of Generation Z

BackItUp

Do you think Generation Z (those born after 1995) is more conservative than the Millenial Generation?...

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Getting Ghosted After Meeting that Went Extremely Well?

Warren's Buffet

Hey WSO, so I am pretty young and met with the founder/CEO of a fund a few weeks back. The meeting went extremely well. We bonded like old friends over a lot of things and he spent much more time with me than was warranted considering that it was our second meeting after a really brief interaction -...

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Any industries that are as alpha as finance?

privatewealthbanking

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 they...

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Consequences after being caught cheating

French35

Hello, 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 program fo...

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Parents are visiting Chicago for Christmas - Recommendations

DiamondsDancing

Hey all, My parents and sister are coming in town to visit this weekend before I head back home with them for the holidays. Any recommendations on restaurants, tours, things to do in general? We have been here quite a few times as a family before I moved out here full-time, but this is the first ti...

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Do you guys ever feel alone?

TheShah

I try talking to my parents about investment banking and it just feels like I'm talking to a brick wall. Whether it's speaking about my dreams and ambitions, an interview coming up, I just feel like I don't know what to say because they don't really get it. And they always talk about themselves or w...

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If you had a work maid?

FP_MA

If you had a work maid (or intern I guess) - what would your desk look like every morning when you walked in? What would be out and waiting for you to be productive and ready to go? ...

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Mr. Braverman don't ''Live De Life''

Abdel

After reading Edmundo Braverman's depressing messages about how life sucks when you hit a certain age, it reminded me of this rap video made by this +50 years old casino executive. Mr. Braverman, this is for you: ...

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Lamentably, I have received word that I have attained an A minus in my introductory psychology course

famejranc

Lamentably, I have received word that I have attained an A minus in my introductory psychology course. To be fair, psychology is possibly the hardest of sciences (so my difficulties in this subject are somewhat warranted). Regardless, my GPA is tainted. My spirit crushed. I came so close, having jus...

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Friendzoned by Your Job

dan_yo23

I’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common. One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no different ...

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What should you do when you deeply love someone who doesn’t love you?

ChloeJ90

I originally wanted to ask this on Quora or Yahoo Answers but because of their long sign up process, I gave up. Anyway, the background story is that in a kind of way, I have grown up with this guy. We met in 1st grade and stayed together as in went to the same schools for 10 years. In 2016, I met h...

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Will Lawyers always be cooler than Bankers?

MomentaLaugh

I remembr one time telling a girl I worked at a top bank, and she assumed I was a bank teller. You say you're a lawyer and people instantly associate that with power. Kids want to be lawyers when they havent even reached HS - not sure about bankers. Think people love to hate Bankers but they love t...

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There's so many morons in college

famejranc

Like seriously, how did some of these fools get in here? I thought college was supposed to be for smart people but apparently they let anyone in these days. What a country we live in, eh? I had a roommate in college who likes it cool in the room, even in the winter. So his brilliant idea was to sma...

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Are finance headcounts shrinking?

Bankerstreet

Currently in the past few years have IB, PE and other finance-related positions been shrinking in headcount and revenue?...

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If you noticed your young son was extremely talented at investment banking, how would you handle it?

famejranc

Would you train him like a serious banker right from the start or let him try any job he wanted and discover banking on his own? If you decided yes you would train him from a young age, how would you: introduce him to the industry? help him avoid injury? coach him so that he doesn't lose interest...

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Consulting VS Investment Banking VS Law VS Audit

sheperd99

Out of curiosity, since many people here seem to know a lot about banking, consulting, finance and professional services, I was wondering a couple things. If we were comparing BB IB, MBB Consulting, Biglaw and Big 4 Audit: 1- Which profession works the most and least hours? 2- Which of these profe...

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Steve Jobs legacy - not aging well

famejranc

Back when Steve Jobs died, you could be mistaken for thinking he was some kind of royalty or deity. People cried, left flowers at the Apple Store, wrote books and movies about his life, etc. Over the past few years it seems his legacy has unraveled a bit as it's become clearer that he was a cutthro...

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Mnuchin tweet

RobberBaron123

Mnuchin managed to eff up the Xmas Eve markets in one weekend tweet. I don't know his background, but saw an article that said he was an ex-investment banker - got me thinking - has anyone had an MD, or general superior, say something that killed a deal? Stories please. Happy holidays to all!...

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Who is the most impressive person you have met?

2378783282

Why was that person so impressive to you? What made him or her so special? Besides your mom or dad....

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How do I know if I have the math skills necessary to become a quant?

Bob-Jones123

Well, I'm a freshman currently finishing up calc 2, it was pretty easy to be honest finished with a 97% 36 on the math section of act 800 math 2 subject test I've head stories of people doing quant now when they won math Olympiads during high school, I thought my math skills were up there when ...

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Is NASA a waste of money?

famejranc

Doesn't the government spend billions of dollars on NASA every year? Is it really worth it? I mean, do we really need to know about planets millions of light-years away? I think that it is a big waste of money. HS school kids cannot even pass Alg. I. Put the money there. If not a whole generation o...

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Have an accounting question? I can help you.

DilutedEPS

Hi WSO, I've been a practicing accountant for over 5 years and headed to an M7 B school in a few months. I do get a kick out of helping people with accounting questions as it pertains to their IB work, so wanted to create a thread that could hopefully become a repository of knowledge for everyone. ...

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Christmas - How are you going to celebrate it this year?

CorporateSellout

What are your plans for Christmas? Nothing planned in the morning so I might go to the beach. In the evening I will be spending time with SO and my family, joint dinner celebrations....

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Mentors

sam_2

I keep hearing how important mentors are to ones career. Who was your mentor and how did your relationship begin? What do you usually go to them for and how beneficial has it been?...

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Australia IB Landscape - Reputations & Specialties

anon1654

What is each bulge-bracket IB in Australia good at/bad at/known for? Please break this down both in terms of the traditional investment banking and the S&T&R spaces. (I.e. what industry coverages and financial products each bank is 'strong' at) Which ones have different/better cultures to others? ...

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Survival Of The Fittest

thepropertydude

I have been reading some old school thinkers who express subversive ideas that are completely against the mainstream narrative. I am talking about philosophers such as Herbert Spencer and Friedrich Nietzsche who emphasize the importance of the strongest in society. Obviously everybody has the same r...

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Traveling to Japan, any tips/suggestions?

Willywonka1493

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! ...

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