Paying it forward - thanks everyone

Hey everyone,

I can't express how helpful people on WSO have been to me when moving through my recruiting process. From answering technical q's to giving me free mocks on their own time, I really appreciate others selflessness to help me out.

Just signed something dope for full time and want to pay it forward - if any rising junior/full-timer needs any help for the IB/PE/HF undergrad recruiting process, please feel free to PM me and I'll help you out with mocks or advice/whatever u need.

Good luck to those about to go through it, y'all got this.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 3:15pm

From an extreme non-target. Broke into IB because of a connection I made on WSO. Now in PE. Love my job. Good at it. 


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Oct 11, 2021 - 12:52pm

Probably will at some point, but super busy chasing live deals before YE at the moment.


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Oct 11, 2021 - 12:52pm

Probably will at some point, but super busy chasing live deals before YE at the moment.


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Oct 10, 2021 - 2:11pm

+1 on the thank you to WSO. Came from a not-so-well-off family (30-40k household income) and am now at a BB IBD, helping my parents who have no $ saved up retire.

Being a young aspiring monkey going through recruiting with family and friends who didnt even know what IB was, this site was my home for 2 years.

For all the bullshit you see here (weekly prestige rankings, etc.), WSO is goated and so are the community members who contribute.

Cheers monkeys! Keep paying it forward

Oct 11, 2021 - 2:15pm

God this is amazing. You are living and kicking ass my friend. Your parents must be so so so proud of you.

Way to go man. You're truly a rockstar, love seeing these stories on here man. Keep it going brother

Oct 11, 2021 - 2:14pm

Same here, anyone please feel free to reach out to me if they need any guidance along their journey. I just accepted a full time SA position with a great MM investment bank.

Started off my first semester of college with a 2.0 GPA, and was on the verge of dropping out.

Whoever needs help with anything please feel free to reach out.

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