Must Haves in IB

Prospect in IB - Ind

Thinking about the things you can't live without doing IB or the things that make your life easier. Like an Apple Watch? Or a great bag? Do you guys have any advice on what's a must buy "school supply"?

Comments (38)

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2020

bro don't tell me you want to buy a banker bag before interning

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Jun 30, 2020

Do you think he goes to stern or IU?

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Jun 30, 2020

I wish I could give you more than 1 SB

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Jun 30, 2020

He definitely has to get a Hermes tie, Gucci bit loafers that HAVE to jingle, and for the second day wear Ferragamos. Needs a big golden Patek too.

Jun 30, 2020

Apple Watch???????????????????

Get a classic Swiss/German mechanical/automatic watch with a black strap to match your black oxfords.

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Jun 30, 2020

Obligatory comment about lube for when your MD or VP fucks you on a friday night.

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Jun 30, 2020

A coffee mug that says "I am an investment banker"

Add a sticker with the same text too.

Wear your "I am an investment banker" t shirt on the weekends

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 30, 2020

Next level: wear your free WSO t-shirt at the gym

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2020

Pro tip: Wear your free WSO t shirt to the club. All the girls will swarm you

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Jun 30, 2020

Well, the first thing you need is your own head up your butt, and behold! you already have it. Well done, young grasshopper!

Vincet Voluntas - Will shall win

Jul 2, 2020

Stop trying to be funny, dick licker

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Jul 6, 2020

lmao Got 'Em!

Jul 1, 2020

a Windows pc so you can be intimate with excel on your own time

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Jul 1, 2020

I have a Mac. Should I look into getting a Windows for a SA gig or just wait for FT?

Jul 1, 2020

Macs are extremely awful for IB, but your firm should provide you with one for compliance purposes. No need to spend your own money, but please never buy a Mac again if you work in finance

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jul 1, 2020

Incoming prospect comment - "All you need is models and bottles"

Jul 1, 2020

A nice leather banded watch will always look good with dress clothes.
Shined shoes.
Please iron or dry clean your clothes.
Please drink your coffee black. You do not want to be "that guy" who has to have creamer.
Do not be a know-it-all
Be honest.
Be a real person.
Share your interests.
Laughing and politeness go a long way.

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Jul 1, 2020

Can confirm. My buddy was crushing work all year long and was set up to get a huge bonus but then one day in the kitchen his MD saw him putting disgusting, weakling, value destructive, bottom bucket creamer in his coffee. Within a week he was off all his deals and confined to marketing work purgatory. Don't make his mistake.

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Jul 1, 2020

I must be his MD

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Jul 1, 2020

little bit of lube will go a long way

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Jul 1, 2020

Excel and PowerPoint (and they're free...if you aren't at Tobin and Co.)

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  • Intern in PropTrad
Jul 1, 2020

Protection for everything: Bag, Shoes, Suit, and from your MD

Jul 1, 2020

Missed opp

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

Jul 1, 2020

this outfit

WSO's COO (Chief Operating Orangutan) | My Linkedin

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 1, 2020

is a minifridge weird or no

Jul 1, 2020

No

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Jul 6, 2020

Maybe. Depends on office layout.

Jul 2, 2020

Mechanical keyboard dude. Don't be the lame one stuck using a shitty keyboard

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 6, 2020
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Jul 6, 2020