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Career switcher: Classical music to financeHey WSO gang! I'm a classical musician based out of the USA who would like to make the transition to the world of finance. I've become disillusioned with the profession of music and have always been interested in finance. I studied at a famous music school in NY (yes, that one) and received my mas...
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What to do with a poor MBA?Hello everyone, I am a May 2018 MBA graduate who recently joined WSO. Little bit of background: I graduated from a non-target in Florida with a degree in finance and am currently finishing up an MBA at a non-target in the Midwest. I am an athlete who graduated early so it made sense for me to conti...
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Michael From NYC IntroHello All, I joined the WSO yesterday, Nov 8, 2017. I want a job in investment banking but only part time during the evenings. I already have a full time job working at a large university in NYC for 20 years. I've degrees in Psychology (BA), Accounting (BS) and Psychology (MA). I'm good with nu...
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My name is Steven and I'm just checking out this forum!It prompted me to start a thread an introduce myself, so I'm writing a little snippet here to do that. I love business and want to look into it more. Looking to get an MBA but not 100% sure where I'd like to attend school or if I want to do it online....
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Polish People in Investment BankingHi, I am a (unfortunately) Polish high school student who happens to be really interested in finance, the stock market in particular. I do realise that my chances of getting into IB in London, even if I go to LSE or Oxbridge, are minimal if not nonexistent. That's why I would like to ask you whether...
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Introduction --- Hoping to find some help on this siteHello Everyone, My name is Andrew, and I am in Houston Texas. I have a BS in Finance and Banking & Financial Institutions from Sam Houston State University. I started my career with Hewlett Packard as a financial analyst. However, I am currently trying to get a position as an analyst for a fund...
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Career Advice - Internship OpportunitiesHello Everyone, I received an internship offer from WF Corporate Banking (Asset-based lending) in NYC and I have an interview with Microsoft next week for the Finance Internship Program in Seattle. I am nervous about getting an offer from Microsoft, and finding myself in a complicated position due...
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Wall Street in Manila, PhilippinesBreaking into the cutthroat world of investment banking is tough even here in Manila. Fortunately, the culture here is that someone like me in his early thirties who spent a decade in consumer banking (mostly in New Jersey) and Asset Management, isn't considered a dinosaur yet. I'm surrounded by bri...
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Introducing a newbie from the Philippines to the WSO worldHello WSO world! I'm an undergrad from the Philippines, currently taking up economics and (hoping to) graduate by this year! I found out about this site from going around the world wide web looking for stuff about investment banking. I've been interested in this field and other finance fields, and ...
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AMA: A Bored Financial AdvisorHello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and an MBA at a state schoo...
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James, new monkeyHi there! I´m James, I´m a senior moneky-student of Econ trying to get an internship at a BB (Europe) cheers...
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Ask for ADVICE! Major in Advertising, trying to find a job in RA, is that POSSIBLE?Hi Everyone, Just read a post from 5 years ago on this site about a recent graduate finding a job in the position of RA. I just felt so frustrated these days. I majored in Advertising when I was in undergraduate college. I had a few internships after graduating in the digital media agency. However...
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An introduction - amaGreetings! I'm a new user here. I've barely started my adventure with the consutling world and will appreciate any new information. AMA!...
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ERcaco's Intro PostHi Monkeys, Happy to be part of the WSO Community. As part of the community, I'm looking forward to posting discussions and blogs that hit the perfect sweet spot of being something I'm interested in but also something that readers want to comment on as well. This means I'll definitely write tradi...
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Hello, It's meHi. I'm a college student chimp trying to break into investment banking. Strong interest in the industry. I am doing everything I can think of to get my foot in the door, but if you have any suggestions feel free to let me know. I am always open to advice and criticism, just don't be a jerk about it...
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LSE Masters StudentHello all, I'm soon attending LSE for a Master of Public Administration, but there are some graduates who head into investment banking in London after such a degree. If anyone has some insight on the topic, let's chat. Cheers!...
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Learning FreshHey, newcomer here. I'm a recent graduate from the University of California, Davis, where I majored in Managerial Economics. I didn't become interested in finance, or anything until my last quarter where I took a course on investments, and one of future trading and options. I really enjoyed the mark...
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Hello everyone. Newbie here. Looking for a job. Seeking advice.Hey guys, I am the new guy on the job hunting block. I found this gem in a google search and decided to say Hello. I have roughly 15 years of experience spanning IT-sales and project management. I recently completed my MBA and looking for a break in the financial industry, hopefully in IB or S&T. ...
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Hello i'm a pac-manI've been lurking around for quite some time and benefited lots (and sometimes laughed) from the comments in this community. I want to give back to the community by sharing my POV/experiences from an unusual part of the world that is receiving growing interest from the finance community - Indochina....
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hi,well, nice to meet u guys.I have some trouble in choosing university . can u tell which university is a target school ...
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JM Introduction postHello fellow monkeys, my name is Jose. After a lot of googling as part of my internal struggles, I have found this website which seems to have a very solid community. I hope I don't bore you too much with my introduction. I'm 25 years old. I'm from the Dominican Republic. I graduated from a bilingu...
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New guy in the blockhello all, I hope I'm in the right section to introduce myself. My current job is airline pilot in Canada, it has no direct link with finance. I intended to be a trader when I was a teenager but you never know what life will throw at you and I had to adapt, progress and work to gradually reach my...
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Introduction of a newbieHey all! I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a Senior at NYU, looking for a job in IB. I have previous experience in VC and Consulting (Big 4), but I want to transition into a position in investment banking, probably through an internship post grad. I've previously been an anonymous lur...
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Where can I find statistics on recruitment , placements, etc. of business schools? - a high school seniorHi Wall Street Oasis, very excited to join this community. I've been lurking for a year now but this is my first ever post, so please excuse me of any infractions of unspoken rules I might break. In essence, I will be applying to colleges within the next month, but I am struggling to write a "Why Co...
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CS First Post on WSOThis is my first post on Wso and I am very excited to start learning from everyone on here. I am currently a college sophomore who is majoring in finance from a state university in Michigan. ...
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Background check GSHi... I recently got a job offer at GS an they are doing a background check and it has been almost 3 weeks and I am still waiting for the response...
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Another high school senior Hey guys I'm a HS senior from a magnet school in NOVA who has a low GPA (3.62W) but high test scores (34ACT, 770 MathII) and good ECs (captain, research internship, placed well in science symposium). I'm looking to hopefully work in IB (hopefully in NYC or Boston) and eventually venture capital on t...
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Intro - High School SeniorHi, I am a rising high school senior in the United States who likes math and is interested in finance. I joined WSO to learn more about the finance industry, as I do not know anyone in the field. I am applying to colleges this fall and plan to major in something related to finance. I have taken s...
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Lib. Arts student wondering what to do?? Hi everyone, I am currently a second year Government major with a Business minor at a top state school, and I've recently begun to take interest in the business world- especially commodities trading- but also i-banking/capital markets. However, with a degree that is obviously not ideal/very relevan...
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Hey Everyone - Merrill Edge FSAHey Everyone, I am new to the community and joined just to get informaiton on firms and what their offering is. I currently work for Merrill Edge if anyone has any questions on my role here! ...
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New to WSO: alternative lending / fintech background, now joining a BB bankHi all, Glad to finally join WSO as a long-time lurker. I hope to serve as a resource to folks who are interested in fintech generally and alternative lending specifically. Happy to share more specifics over pm, but I joined an early stage alternative lender a few years ago and I'm now moving to a...
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I'm a bitcoin specialistHello, I'm a bitcoin and cryptocurrencies specialist. I know all the corners of the bitcoin related market: how it works, how to trade, how to safely store them privately, what other cryptocurrencies besides bitcoin are good to invest in, etc. I have software engineering and trading background. ...
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Are Unpaid Internships Worth it?Lawsuits are in vogue this summer as unpaid interns go after their former employers. Hearst, Condé Nast, and even Gawker are feeling the heat as disgruntled former interns take them to court. As a recent graduate who used paid and unpaid internships to garner experience and help figure out a career...
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Hello everyone new to this website.I'll start with a short introduction. My name is Nicholas and I was born in the Midwest area, Wisconsin to be exact. I attended a public high school and achieved a 3.4 ish GPA and a 23 on my ACT. (not as smart as I would like to be). I am going to be attending a non-target state school with a we...
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The Illiterate Koala Checking In!Hello, everyone! I have been reading the forums for a while now and have decided to create a profile so I can chime in if I can add value to the discussion. I am a current undergraduate at a very non-target school, so my aspirations are fairly tempered at this point. My short-term goal is to wor...
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New finance student wanting to break into PEHello everybody, I am a French student currently attending a Master in Financial Engineering in France. I found this forum, which is gold to me aha, to find info about the PE industry and how to break in. But I am also interested in Corporate Dev and M&A. The last one seems to be the "royal way"...
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Seems like a shoo-in but can't land an interviewHey Guys, I'm back again on the job hunt and trying to stay positive. I've just returned to NY from a year working in London at an algo trading firm (it was a year graduate scheme, my company didn't want to sponsor my Visa to keep me on). A bit about me: BA in Economics, Minor in Math, GPA 3.72 fr...
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very-new newbie looking at fall consulting recruitmentHi y'all! Got introduced to WSO by a friend today during dinner and decided to check it out. The last two hours have been so helpful to my research (which so far has been kinda slow). I'm a Canadian international student attend a T10 target school in the US, majoring in stats and political science(...
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Company Interview: CREO Capital Advisors - CREO Montminy & Co.Asked about leadership experience on resume? Asked about why investment banking? Asked about interests outside of banking? Asked about what was my favorite class? I just gave honest answers and if yo read through the wall street oasis guide or m&I then you should be good to go. It was as I mentione...
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Hello and Introductory Post from Newbie Hello WSO! I was requested to intro myself, and what brought me here. I am Christine Watkins-Moore, and am currently working towards my BS Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination degree. I have designs on working in Investment Banking after I complete my degree, for an investment banking firm ...
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Community College student, pursing finance degree,1st member of the family to enter collegeHello all, I am almost a sophomore (currently 27 credits, 15 are from AP credits, the rest from classes), attending a community college in Maryland. My GPA is 3.0, and my only recent -and significant - extracurricular activity is conservative politics with the Leadership Institute. My game plan i...
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Brief Intro & Thanks Hey everyone, Firstly, thanks to everyone for the mountains of relevant information, this has been a go to for not just information, but motivation as well. No way a model candidate for but heres a brief anyway. In my last year of undergraduate (BA) studies and studying for the CFA exam. 26 years...
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Have to choose between a sure offer and a more interesting unsure interviewHi everyone, So here is my situation/issue I thought you guys might be able to help me with. I got an offer for a job as a KYC (capital markets) analyst but I also have a second interview for a coverage analyst position at the same bank. I have to give an answer by Wednesday for the KYC one, but I...
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Hi WSO London community!Hi London WSO monkeys, I've recently started on a large-cap PE job and moved to Mayfair. Very exciting position and lots exposure to sharp senior people, but the drawback is there are few juniors to connect with on the job, definitely not enough to my taste. As a long-time WSO lurker and finance co...
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Consultant in one of the Big 4s- Intro and advise Hello everyone, I have been an active 'spectator' of this forum for little over a year now (started with my interest in the CFA course) and have learned wonderful things from all the members here. Also, this is the forum I go to when I feel I am not motivated enough. I think an introduction is loo...
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1st post: My story- NEVER give up!Hi monkeys, I'd like to start off this post by saying thank you for all of the incredible content on this forum and site. I've been reading this site for a long time and am now joining the community. I'd like to introduce myself with my background so others have a sense of who is the person behind...
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CRE by accident - time to take control.Long time reading WSO, time to introduce myself: I'm a Spanish guy currently working for a real big american CRE firm as a High Street Broker also in Spain. Previously did a dual degree (business administration+law) in a non target school and as a freshmen worked 18 months for a medium spanish re...
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Switching from pre-med to finance...?Hi, I'm in the science program at my university but after completting first year, realized that I'd like to gun for a career in finance instead. The main reason was that I am simply not interested or intrigued by the medical field. So I'd like to gun for investment banking and then eventually go int...
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Maths student intro and life adviceHello fellow primates, I've been lurking for a few months and thought it would be time to introduce myself and ask some questions, here goes. I'm a European student currently majoring in Applied Mathematics at McGill in Montreal, and considering minors in CS and/or Finance. Although I'm studying m...
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Introducing myself - Petroleum Engineering UndergraduateHello WSO community! My name is Chris (AKA Shants). I am a rising Sophomore in Petroleum Engineering at LSU, and I'm trying to break into Energy Investment Banking. ...
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How's it going!How's it going everyone, I have been lurking around reading posts and now finally decided to make an account. I have learned a lot about the different fields within finance and a lot of them spark my interests. It is going to be very hard to decide. I am a rising senior UG and need to make a career...
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Cover letter adviceDear Sir/Madam, I am very excited to apply to the Sales & Trading summer analyst role at [Bank name] because I am extremely passionate about the financial markets and actively follow the latest trends in the currency markets with profound interest. The rotational aspect of the program is particular...
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Moving on from tax Hi all, I currently work in tax (transfer pricing) at one of the Big 4, 3 yrs experience, ACA qual. I'm looking to move into something more commercial or finance focussed (e.g. Finance analyst), with the long term goal of becoming a CFO. Realistically, can I transition straight in to this sort of...
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Cheers to the weekend...and to you for reading this post considering -- SPOILER ALERT -- it isn't exactly premium content. Rather, just a shmuck lining up to the rank and file. I'm one year away from completing my undergrad with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance at a non-target in the South while working back offic...
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Highschool Rising Senior decidingHey guys, I'm Alex and I am going to be a senior in a couple weeks attending an international school in Korea, Korea International School (pretty self explanatory). So because it is time for me to decide the colleges I have to apply, I've been thinking a lot and discussing with graduates and other a...
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Introducing myselfGraduating undergraduate senior Have some healthcare (both sciences and business development) background So far have an offer in ecommerce starting this fall...
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Which software (desktop or mobile) do you use at work? Which software do you HATE???TL;DR- if you could wave a magic wand and improve any single job-related software application (desktop or mobile), which app would you pick? I'm a mobile app developer currently building payment features for the in-store point-of-sale app at a major retailer (3000+ stores and 135,000 employees wo...
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hi :)Martin had a dream... Martin had a dream... Goldstein have a dream! ...
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hi every oneHi all , I am new in this forum, just talk about real estate realated topic. nice to meet you, have a nice day...
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Spending Time Wisely?Hello all, I have a question I figured you might be able to assist me with. I have just graduated high school and am attending one of the Top 5 Target Undergraduate Colleges for Finance next year. This summer I have been working a bit(including work on my personal business) but now I have about a mo...
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not sure about finance, consulting/law or diff. field within finance?Hi everyone, For some background, I grew up as a low-income Asian American female. I now attend an Ivy League and absolutely love it, and growing up poor drew me to wanting to work in finance. I was able to land an internship at a top buy-side firm after my freshman year, but find that I don't real...
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New here, any conservatives work on Wall St?Been working at a few billion AUM PE / hedge fund in NYC for the past few years. I work on the deal side and enjoy what I do but wish I worked with more conservatives / republicans. Any one in the city find themselves in this boat who is a conservative/republican want to meet up? I'm 25 but still ha...
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Is UCS Marshall a target?or at least a semi target? I'm talking about for nyc BB IBD. If not should I transfer?...
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Pharmacist looking to break into Finance Career Hey guys, I've been a lurker here for a while now, I've finally created an account here, and nice to meet you all! In a nutshell, I'm a 25 year old pharmacist looking to break into the Finance world. However, I do not know how and where to start (i.e should I get a CFA, MBA, go back to school for f...
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International Student at Non-Target Liberal School/ Lake Forest CollegeHi All, I'm an international Student./Rising Junior at Lake Forest College (Small Liberal Arts) in Illinois with a CGPA of 3.6. I expect my GPA to rise to a 3.8 by the time I graduate in 2 years after putting in the work. Unfortunately, my freshman year I partied too hard. Additionally, I'm an RA an...
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Networking and sharing personal info on WSOHi, I'm new to WSO and I'm posting this from a temporary account. Is it a good idea to network on WSO and share personal information? Also I see people use funny nicknames and use obscene vocabulary on forums, aren't people afraid that it will impact their professional reputation? ...
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CFA Level 1 Study Partner in London (December 2017)Hi, all I am Looking for a study partner(s) for CFA level 1 December 2017 exam within London. Info about me: Age: 29 Currently working in the London (Financial Services ) Got all of the CFA Insitute study materials, plus tonnes of study materials which I am willing to share The plan is to meet up ...
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Cash Equity Sales in FrankfurtGood Morning from rainy Frankfurt, Been here a while but not not very active so far so I thought I might start by introducing myself (if someone even reads this thread??) I am a working student at a Cash Equity Sales desk for a mid sized French bank in Frankfurt, Germany while doing my bachelors at ...
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Introduction - trying to become a monkeyHi guys, I'm a new user here and I'm introducing myself. I'm a Master in Management student currently attending a franch business school. I'm currently working on my applications for IBd in London for the summer 2018. Best...
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Introducing myself - Internal Wholesaler at a large Asset Manager. Looking forward to being a part of this communityHello everyone! Relatively new to the industry. Went to an average undergrad, in finance because of the $. Will be interesting where my career takes me...
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Thanks for your help!Hey guys, After spending months stalking the forums I finally decided to join. While I was browsing the web for information on finance, I stumbled upon this wonderful place. I come from a non-target so I realized that networking and exposure would be the key to my success. I can proudly say that th...
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Lurker goes public - with a drawing for free US family office lists!Hello WSO Chimps, Apes, Gorillas and all in between! Longtime lurker here, just now going active after several years toiling away in a boutique in Switzerland. I thought I would start with a solid contribution to the community - so for anyone who's interested, our company The Family Offices DB is ...
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Mini AMA: I'm a seasoned Financial Advisor at a Large Wirehouse, should I leave and get my MBA?Much like the rest of the new users, I've been lurking around this forum for about a year or so trying to gauge other sectors of the financial services industry, but have decided to make my first official post. Full disclosure -- I did notice another user posting an AMA for Financial Advisors, but I...
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VC&CHello, So, in a month time I am starting my Internship in Valuation Control Center. Could you please explain me what I am going to do as Intern(paperwork?) and what should I learn before my Internship will start. I am already trying VBA, but this is absolutely basic stuff....
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Newbie aspiring commercial credit analystHello, I am one year from graduating a decent business school with an ok GPA, working as a teller for a big bank. My ideal job right out of school is at regional headquarters of my same bank about 20 minutes away, as a commercial credit analyst. A friend of mine just got hired to the former analyst...
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Introduction to WSOHello everyone, I am currently a BBA-Finance major at the A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business at Texas A&M International University. I found this website while browsing the Internet for career advice, specifically what I should pursue and how to get there. With the community here, I expect to gain p...
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New User IntroductionHello introduction - I'm 62, retired, been a retail daytrader losing 92% of the time. Finally found some professional courses that look promising. Looking forward in exchanging ideas and comments with the community. Had my eyes opened (wide!) with a seminar from Anton Kriel....
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10+ years going nowhereHi all. I'm 31 years old, based in London. I've spent 10+ years in Financial Services working half of the time in Retail/Consumer banking in Business/Risk/Tech departments. The other half of the time I was in Treasury/VC/Business Development environment and even had the dubious chance to work in 3 ...
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What is the right path for HF or AM?Hi everyone. I'm not a new user but I had never introduced myself to this community. I am an Italian undergraduate student and I'll graduate this summer. Then, from September, I will attend a Master in Management from a top tier Business School in Europe. During my first year, I'll study core manag...
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3 Reasons why I chose BANKING as an UndergradDELETED for very important reason... ...
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Software Engineer looking at change to business/financeHey folks, Just posting an introduction. I'm a software engineer working from France (I'm Irish, not French). I've been working in various tech companies for just over 10 years now and I'm looking to push my career beyond what a typical tech career ladder can give me. I have been thinking about movi...
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Afternoon everyone! Freshman at YaleHello everyone! My name is Ryley, and I'll be a freshman at Yale this fall. I plan to major in some combination of Economics and Computer Science (no stranger to Econ, but it'll be my first exposure to CS). As far as career goals, I'm planning to do consulting (hopefully at Bain) and I'm excited to...
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Looking for some help before graduationGlad to join the community. I am currently an intern for a family office and I am coming up on my senior year and I have been with this office for the last three summers. I am looking for some help finding my way into M&A after I graduate in spring 2018. I go to a non-traditional school and it is...
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Starting IT consulting as an intern after five years in healthcare (HELP!!)Hi all, I am new to this forum and am seeking any advice you guys can provide regarding the the information posted below. If you guys are aware of any other forums where this topic of conversation would be more appropriate please drop a comment below. Thanks in advance! **Brief professional backg...
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New user from NYC, advice and tips very welcome!Hello WSO! I am a student in NYC pursuing a major in Finance. The dilemma I am facing is that I have a felony, but not for anything white collar or drugs. It is a Violation of Order of Protection E felony that happened against my dad. (Yeah, I know) But we have since made up and everything is fine. ...
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PWM Associate AdvisorI work as an associate advisor in a small town for one of the big banks in Canada with roughly 200mm in AUM in a team of 3. My role on the team is the Wealth Advsior so I give advice to clients on estate, tax, insurance and all those good things. I made an account because @thebrofessor" inspired me...
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Looking to Move out of Retail FP&A, not sure where I should look intoHey All, I posted here about a year ago looking for some advice, thought I would officially say hi. I'm currently working in Corporate FP&A in Washington DC, and have been for about 2 years. I am going to Georgetown MSB in the evenings, and looking to pivot out of corporate finance and into someth...
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Hello - Long Time Lurker, First Time PosterLong time lurker, but I finally decided to post. I have learned quite a bit just lurking on this site regarding a possible MSF or MBA (I'm sure I'll be one of those that asks for guidance in the near future) and I look forward to learning more. I currently reside in the BO (back office) and am curre...
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Religious Ministry -> FinanceMy story is that I am a rising junior at a non-target and for the past two years I have also been a Roman Catholic seminarian (meaning, I was in the process to become a priest) and have discontinued the program while continuing at the university. Partly due to two summers of 'interning' at a parish,...
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Columbia vs Georgetown (MSB) I was accepted to both as an incoming transfer and I am interested in finance/business. At Columbia I would most likely major in economics. Thoughts? ...
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PE Fund accountant looking to move into PEHi all, after reading a few threads on WSO I decided to join and see whether anyone could give some advice on transitioning from accounting to PE. I currently work in a PE administration firm as a Fund Accountant, I am still doing my ACCA but wanted to see whether it is worth continuing and finishi...
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Hello - AndrewHello there everyone I am Andrew Bezen and I am a forex writer and forex trader . I am here to meet the queries that you have in mind related to every aspect of forex trading....
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IntroHi. I've been lurking for years - WSO and M&I got me into finance - but just now getting ready to post. My first post got caught in the spam filter (at first because I a href:d to M&I, then probably just because I was already marked as spam) so retrying here....

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