Marijuana Deals

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Throwaway account for obvious reasons.

Rising junior right now. Over the past summer I worked at a boutique investment bank, where I worked on a marijuana deal (legit company, not potheads). Would there be any negative stigma if I included that on my resume?

I'm aiming to work at a BB next summer.

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Aug 13, 2015

I think this is actually very interesting. I can't see it being a problem at all unless you word it like an asshole on your resume.

Aug 13, 2015

You're right. It was incredibly interesting (obviously didn't expect this back in February). My only concern is that some of the older people at firms I hopefully interview might scoff at this (and obviously there's still that stoner connotation with marijuana, even though it doesn't apply to the client at all).

Aug 13, 2015

I'd think they would realize that it is in fact a new/growing market, and there is money to be made there. A good deal is a good deal

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Aug 13, 2015
Frosty Jack:

I'd think they would realize that it is in fact a new/growing market, and there is money to be made there. A good deal is a good deal

^

Aug 13, 2015

Money to be made. You would be surprised at how many of those "older" people are closet smokers. That being said, tread carefully and be very aware of how you word and frame it.

Aug 13, 2015

I'm just curious how you would frame it?

Aug 13, 2015

Do not use any slang terms, minimize how often you actually use the word Marijuana, and focus heavily on the fact that it is a new and burgeoning industry with strong interest from investors.

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Aug 13, 2015

Tell them how awesome the closing dinner at Taco Bell was.

Aug 14, 2015
Hugh Myron:

Tell them how awesome the closing dinner at Taco Bell was.

LOL this is great

Aug 13, 2015

Transaction Experience:
Assisted in the sale of Half Baked Incorporated. Helped the client achieve a dank selling price that was 420% above book value.

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Aug 13, 2015

Say cannabis and not MJ.

Greed is Good!

Aug 13, 2015

El Chapo Capital Partners?

Aug 14, 2015

Anyone else have any opinions?

Aug 14, 2015

Dude this would be super interesting in an interview. And if you're in an interview with a 60 year old who you can tell isn't reacting well to the news and you feel like you need to distance yourself, just acknowledge that it's not an industry that you endorse, but at the end of the day money is money, a deal is a deal, and a client is a client. You wouldn't tell Phillip Morris to fuck off, and they have much worse social externalities than a weed comp.

But I think this would be a refreshing and interesting deal to talk about after doing hours of interviews and hearing the same thing all day.

Aug 14, 2015

Thanks for the response. Would you recommend putting the company as a marijuana company on my resume, or listing it as a CPG/pharmaceutical producer, etc.?

Aug 14, 2015
NewAccount123:

Thanks for the response. Would you recommend putting the company as a marijuana company on my resume, or listing it as a CPG/pharmaceutical producer, etc.?

I would personally do the later.

Aug 14, 2015
NewAccount123:

Thanks for the response. Would you recommend putting the company as a marijuana company on my resume, or listing it as a CPG/pharmaceutical producer, etc.?

Just tell it like it is. Most will be interested an want to hear more, you would have to be a pretty stiff person to look down upon the marijuana industry so much that your candidacy is affected by it. Even then, its a sorting mechanism - you probably wouldn't fit in with that culture anyway and not get an offer / want to work for them.

Aug 22, 2015

arent banks forbidden to taken weed dealers in as clients by federal laws?

Aug 22, 2015
NewAccount123:

Throwaway account for obvious reasons.
Rising junior right now. Over the past summer I worked at a boutique investment bank, where I worked on a marijuana deal (legit company, not potheads). Would there be any negative stigma if I included that on my resume?
I'm aiming to work at a BB next summer.

Change your name on your resume to Walter White. Then people will take it seriously.

You know you've been working too hard when you stop dreaming about bottles of champagne and hordes of naked women, and start dreaming about conditional formatting and circular references.

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Aug 22, 2015

Made some precedent transactions last night.

Aug 22, 2015
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