WSO Elite Modeling Package

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  • Includes Company DB + Video Library Access (1 year)

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300+ video lessons across 6 modeling courses taught by elite practitioners at the top investment banks and private equity funds -- Excel Modeling -- Financial Statement Modeling -- M&A Modeling -- LBO Modeling -- DCF and Valuation Modeling -- ALL INCLUDED + 2 Huge Bonuses.

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Jul 10, 2021 - 11:25am

Would you need to be C-suite to get the perks of working at the Four Seasons? I would imagine (but could be wrong) that a senior manager in any of the finance groups would get many of the perks of working there.


Jul 5, 2021 - 10:53pm

Corp strat or corp dev at disney/netflix/hulu etc.

No USC/UCLA background, or film family pedigree etc. makes it quite difficult to start out here, but I've always loved the film industry and the business side of these places seems like an amazing place to start a long career in media.

This is my more realistic dream job, film director is a bit more of a day dream than it is a dream job.

Jul 6, 2021 - 12:43am

I would like to work at an actor recruiting agency where I get to meet hot celebrities, attend celebrity parties, have work-life balance, make loads of money, and have clout.

Entourage baby 

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Jul 6, 2021 - 1:08am

Co-Founder or C-suite role in a succesfull start-up in e-commerce/tech/aerospace/semiconductor company. Being a part of a start-up which will eventually become unicorn, and then make into NASDAQ would be very interesting. There are many risks associated with starting one, however, if I will become long living big company, then it is worth it. This path is interesting as 1) it is your own unique pathway, 2) you and your team have more or less tangible impact.

Jul 9, 2021 - 3:47pm

Truly, I dont recognize any from the recent years. Maybe it is because of high-starting costs. However, I would like in theory to co-found or be an executive in the semiconductor start-up. The industry seems very complex and its products even more complex which seems very interesting and attractive to me. But industry is very competitive to be in, as it requires mastery in engineering and competing with well-known firms.

Jul 8, 2021 - 4:39pm


Formula 1 Race Car Driver

First race for McLaren then become the owner of the company.

SafariJoe, wins again!
Jul 6, 2021 - 2:44pm

I'd love to become a great film director. I've been watching Scorsese, Kubrick, Coppola, Leone, and so many others over quarantine, and it's my dream to make a masterpiece that rivals their work. Media and show business in general is so interesting to me.

Jul 6, 2021 - 6:34pm

Prize fighter or SEAL.  Was never good enough to pursue the former and football injuries DQ'd me before I could ever pursue the latter, which continues to eat at me 6 years later. 

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm
Sep 19, 2021 - 4:34pm

Same bro. Tried to go nsw as well and injuries from highschool kept me out. I make six figures and still just want to be in the military its fucking depressing.

Sep 20, 2021 - 10:05pm

Yup.  Got my associate promotion right before my 28th birthday, age cut-off for BUDS, and realized I'd completely wasted my life since my chances of getting a waiver and going to BUDS went from 0.001% to 0%

Injuries are out of anyone's control, but serving no role in a 20 year war that took place while I was military-aged still feels shameful...especially when that's all I ever wanted to do

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

Jul 7, 2021 - 8:44am

Both of these are such goals for me holy shit. Only thing I would add is pursuing acting, whether it be theatre or film. If my buddy's director-dreams take off and he gets one of his shows on a streaming service, I'm dropping everything

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 7, 2021 - 8:55am

Weird one -- British politician (front bencher). Something so cool about debating in the house of commons every day in Westminster.

  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Jul 7, 2021 - 1:19pm

I mean it's pro sports, or VC. But even though it's a brutal area to be successful for, I'd really like to make a name for myself as a successful short seller

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 7, 2021 - 4:50pm

Guitarist of a major band. I feel like very few people will ever have the experience of performing for a sold out stadium with the crowd singing along to a song that you wrote

  • Intern in AM - Equities
Jul 7, 2021 - 6:48pm

Yeah it's gotta be one of the craziest feelings in the world, it's like having entire control over the crowd's emotion and energy. 

Jul 8, 2021 - 2:49am

Owner of several Airbnb properties by the coastline of Kanagawa (Kamakura / Fujisawa area). Reasons being:

- so close to Tokyo, my fav city in the world

- breathtaking sea view of Sagami bay/Pacific ocean, and Enoshima is the cherry on the top

- don't really need to work

- meet interesting people from all over the world

idk how many years I'd have to grind to make this happen but who doesn't have a dream XD

Jul 8, 2021 - 8:50am

Honestly would love to go into WM right out of undergrad but doesn't pay NEARLY as well or open as many opportunities/generate greater reputation

Jul 8, 2021 - 11:57am

Dream job that wouldn't require literally starting my life over?: Musician, Screenwriter, Fenway Park Usher, Twitch Streamer, Film Critic, Actor, Photographer

Dream job that would require starting life over: Starting 3rd baseman for the BoSox

Jul 8, 2021 - 1:29pm

Pro Surfer - not on the WCT but freesurfing, filming video parts and shooting for sponsors. Would be amazing to travel around the globe to remote places all the while being able to do something I already love to do. Also, the party scene for some of those pros looks insane

Jul 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

Pro Surfer - not on the WCT but freesurfing, filming video parts and shooting for sponsors. Would be amazing to travel around the globe to remote places all the while being able to do something I already love to do. Also, the party scene for some of those pros looks insane

Jul 8, 2021 - 4:25pm

Chief exec or other key role at a fast growing tech startup in Austin or Palo Alto (generic Ik).

Don't really care about the job title tbh, I just want to be needed and heard with a decent amount of control over the company's trajectory/activities.

Anyone else?

Jul 9, 2021 - 10:01am

Johnny Sins from Brazzers. I think, I actually might be getting there as I am getting bald thanks to IB.

"If it is on WSO, it must be true" ~ old Jewish proverb.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 1:49pm

College professor. Nice schedules, long summers where I can focus on some other stuff, get to inspire young students, do research, etc.

That or stay at home dad. Low stress, can coach the kids' soccer team, only worry about cooking some nice meals and playing with my children. That's the dream. 

Jul 9, 2021 - 8:39pm

My niche Finance dream job was always to work on the financing side of Film and TV production. My father worked on the creative side and I got a fair amount of exposure to that industry as a kid and young adult. Such an interesting and fun area to work imo...

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Jul 11, 2021 - 11:12pm

isnt this just corpdev? i think pay is on a similar level as tech (150-250k flat) as well

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2021 - 1:32am

NHL hockey player, bank prop trader pre-Volcker rule or (more seriously into trying to be in the future) someone who innovates and pushes sustainable economic policy + finance like Mark Carney (he is my role model and his career path is something I am genuinely envious of)

Jul 10, 2021 - 7:16am

I like the idea of being the head of a startup. Making all the important decisions, thinking outside the box where to source materials cheaper etc. That would be enjoyable for me. Having said that I don't dream of labour. Alternatively I'd like to be a professional mountain biker or James Bond.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 10, 2021 - 1:54pm

Dream: Billionaire founder of largest investment firm investing across capital structures and sectors in private and public markets. All while working 40 or less hours a week.

Jul 10, 2021 - 9:25pm

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  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Comm
Jul 12, 2021 - 4:41pm

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  • Summer Associate in IB - Restr
Aug 18, 2021 - 8:37pm

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