4/19/11

Just got offered a summer internship in S&T for a MM firm on there fixed income prop desk.

To give some background info. I come from a non-target and my gpa is <3.0 I also have a slight disability . Over the past two years I have networked like crazy. I sent out and cold emails and cold called firms, and finally got lucky.

I just wanted to thank WSO especially Monty09 and Anthony. This forum has been really helpful and most of the members are really helpful.

Also I just wanted to add don't give up fellow monkeys. The journey can be frustrating and there were many times were I felt like giving up. However there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

If you want it bad enough you will get it.

And last but not least, who ever said cold emailing didn't work was wrong :)

Comments (23)

4/19/11

congrats

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

WSO is not your personal search function.

Financial Modeling
4/19/11

way to be. congrats to you

4/19/11

Congrats

"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."

4/19/11

that Monty09 makes shit happen.

4/19/11

Awesome man.

fdba Emory Blaine and BBA or otherwise trying to find the perfect pseudonym.

4/19/11

Way to go man!

jimz:

And last but not least, who ever said cold emailing didn't work was wrong :)

...note to self

Get busy living

4/20/11
UFOinsider:

Way to go man!

jimz:

And last but not least, who ever said cold emailing didn't work was wrong :)

...note to self

You have know idea how successful this can be. Along with getting a job offer, when I am in NYC I plan on meeting a well known hedge fund manager (he is worth a couple billion). I met him through cold emailing.

Financial Modeling
4/20/11

congrats :)

4/20/11

Throw the money a banana.

4/20/11

Congrats!

"Know thyself"

4/20/11

Well executed, man. Bust ass and show them what you've got.

People tend to think life is a race with other people. They don't realize that every moment they spend sprinting towards the finish line is a moment they lose permanently, and a moment closer to their death.

4/20/11

Sweet. Congratulations dude.

Proboscis

4/20/11

great job. I know we had a stern chat but it was honest and the truth. Glad to see you didnt let it get you down and cont to work hard. I will be in NY a few times this summer and drinks on me.

4/20/11

from a fellow non-target monkey, congrats!

4/20/11

congrats man, definitely an inspiration!

4/20/11

congrats

4/20/11

Thanks everyone for the congratulations.
Monty looking forward to meeting you

4/20/11

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

4/20/11
happypantsmcgee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GceFwYv8sZk
no homo

ehh...kinda homo

People tend to think life is a race with other people. They don't realize that every moment they spend sprinting towards the finish line is a moment they lose permanently, and a moment closer to their death.

4/25/11

Awesome man. Glad to hear that everything has worked out for you!

4/25/11

grats...they ever ask about ur gpa?

4/26/11

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