Thank you WSO - Never give up!

Well I would just like to thank all the members and forums on WSO! I know there have been so many of these but I owe a big thanks to WSO. I finally received an offer, after attending a Non-target, some work experience, and ZERO connections. The technical guide (from the IB Prep Pack) from WSO was HUGE-- so many of the questions were literally straight out of the guide. All the pros here on WSO, constantly post useful topics, current events, etc which is so useful, thanks guys! It been a long journey of interviews, but I am so lucky to get a job as a recent grad. For all you guys that are still searching, never give up!

Some things that helped me get the job:

1) Networking till you drop.

Getting coffee with joe schmo who is a MD or w/e at so and so company, that went to your school. Cold calling, or cold calling just to see if you can talk to someone in the industry. Researching and finding lists of companies to apply to --Cold emailing (huge got my job this way), I used the shotgun approach and it worked somehow!

2) Get the WSO guides, they're extremely useful!

3) Work hard at it and make your own luck!

Cheers!

 

Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

- Capt K - "Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham
 
CaptK:
Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

CaptK. I think your suffering from to much cheap SB liquidity because your giving it away easier than a drunk Tijuana whore.

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."
 
Gekko21:
CaptK:
Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

CaptK. I think your suffering from to much cheap SB liquidity because your giving it away easier than a drunk Tijuana whore.

Heh perhaps a little Tanqueray liquidity has made me splash around the bananas of late. Still, I think scoring an IB offer deserves one - I remember how pumped I was back then.
- Capt K - "Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham
 
Thernovich:
One of my buddies from forestry school always wanted to get into finance. After we graduated, he got an MBA at a target school. He was rejected from BB IB roles idk why when he had a 3.8 GPA. He instead found a high paying job selling insurance in the mid west. If any of you ever face rejection, you can be upper middle class selling insurance in Minneapolis.

A 'high paying job selling insurance' is an oxymoron in it of itself.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee
 

I'm dying. I'm sure you're being serious but it feels like you're telling a really funny joke.

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.
 

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