Got my #1 firm!

WSO,

I want to thank you for all of your help over the past year and a half. I just got a call from my number one firm (top boutique in New York) and gave me a SA offer. I certainly could not have done it without all of the advice found on this website.

Just a little background on myself: neither parent (nor any uncles or aunts) went to college (my dad did not make it through high school), I am at a semi-target, been to rehab once (during high school for opiates).

I aced every single technical thrown my way and nailed the behaviorals. Words cannot express how happy I am right now, and I will be getting pretty drunk very soon.

-VanillaThunder12

Comments (29)

Feb 5, 2011 - 3:46pm
David_Puddy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats.

"yeah, thats right" High-Five
Feb 5, 2011 - 4:07pm
Ske7ch, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congratulations!!

Epic background story. Best of luck!

- Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered. - The harder you work, the luckier you become. - I believe in the "Golden Rule": the man with the gold rules.
Feb 5, 2011 - 4:47pm
Eddie Braverman, what's your opinion? Comment below:
vanillathunder12:
Words cannot express how happy I am right now, and I will be getting pretty drunk very soon.

Just happy to see that rehab worked for you.

Just kidding, bro. Great to hear it and congratulations!

Apr 16, 2011 - 11:32am
thekingwillwhip, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Edmundo Braverman:
vanillathunder12:
Words cannot express how happy I am right now, and I will be getting pretty drunk very soon.

Just happy to see that rehab worked for you.

Just kidding, bro. Great to hear it and congratulations!

Was litterally just about to post the same exact thing.

Feb 5, 2011 - 5:41pm
Beef, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats, man - now stick around to help others who will be going for SA positions next year!

Wall Street leaders now understand that they made a mistake, one born of their innocent and trusting nature. They trusted ordinary Americans to behave more responsibly than they themselves ever would, and these ordinary Americans betrayed their trust.
Feb 5, 2011 - 6:22pm
APAE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats, strong moves.

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

Feb 7, 2011 - 9:24am
bfin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

now you need a gold star

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

WSO is not your personal search function.

Feb 7, 2011 - 2:18pm
D M, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That's awesome man, enjoy the shit out of it!

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee
Feb 7, 2011 - 10:16pm
International Pymp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats! Lay off the opiates though... 'Rall is all you'll need now that you're in the big time.

Feb 9, 2011 - 2:07pm
trailmix8, what's your opinion? Comment below:

congrats

Ray Finkle:
You wanna buy some heroin, it is not addictive; I look at it as life changing actually!

and if you do get addicted, there is always methodone to help you out, but then again after watching the intervention episode about the guy addicted to methodone, maybe just stick with a few drink tonight is prolly the best way to go about it.

Apr 13, 2011 - 2:15am
Mammon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats man! I have a similar background, thanks for the inspirations.

Apr 16, 2011 - 12:37pm
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