Thank you WSO - Never give up!

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EL Toro - Certified Professional
Rank: Monkey | banana points 60

Well I would just like to thank all the members and forums on WSO! I know there have been so many of these but I owe a big thanks to WSO. I finally received an offer, after attending a Non-target, some work experience, and ZERO connections. The technical guide (from the IB Prep Pack) from WSO was HUGE-- so many of the questions were literally straight out of the guide. All the pros here on WSO, constantly post useful topics, current events, etc which is so useful, thanks guys! It been a long journey of interviews, but I am so lucky to get a job as a recent grad. For all you guys that are still searching, never give up!

Some things that helped me get the job:

1) Networking till you drop.

Getting coffee with joe schmo who is a MD or w/e at so and so company, that went to your school. Cold calling, or cold calling just to see if you can talk to someone in the industry. Researching and finding lists of companies to apply to --Cold emailing (huge got my job this way), I used the shotgun approach and it worked somehow!

2) Get the WSO guides, they're extremely useful!

3) Work hard at it and make your own luck!

Cheers!

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Comments (24)

Nov 4, 2010

congrats!

Nov 4, 2010

Congrats!

Great to hear another. can't have enough of these. Remember to become a Certified User once you're working.

Nov 4, 2010

Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

Nov 4, 2010
CaptK:

Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

CaptK. I think your suffering from to much cheap SB liquidity because your giving it away easier than a drunk Tijuana whore.

Nov 4, 2010
Gekko21:
CaptK:

Awesome man, banana for you. Congrats.

CaptK. I think your suffering from to much cheap SB liquidity because your giving it away easier than a drunk Tijuana whore.

Heh perhaps a little Tanqueray liquidity has made me splash around the bananas of late. Still, I think scoring an IB offer deserves one - I remember how pumped I was back then.

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Nov 4, 2010

Hahaha thanks guys!

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Nov 4, 2010

congrats! I'm hoping to emulate your story in three years

Nov 4, 2010

Congratulations.

Nov 4, 2010

Congrats dude, great to hear that this site and the WSO guides really help people rock the interviews and break into the industry. Patrick has done an awesome job creating an amazing forum with amazing information and resources.

Feb 2, 2011

Congratulations!

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."

Feb 2, 2011

Great story, keep going!

Feb 2, 2011

Awesome story. Thanks for sharing man!

Feb 2, 2011

Congrats, keep towards your final destination!

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

Feb 2, 2011

+1. I messed up in HS as well. Thanks the inspiration man!

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Feb 2, 2011

Are you west coast or east coast? Anyways, Good f**king shit bro!

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Feb 2, 2011

Thanks, in southern California.

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Feb 2, 2011

delete

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Feb 2, 2011
Thernovich:

One of my buddies from forestry school always wanted to get into finance. After we graduated, he got an MBA at a target school. He was rejected from BB IB roles idk why when he had a 3.8 GPA. He instead found a high paying job selling insurance in the mid west. If any of you ever face rejection, you can be upper middle class selling insurance in Minneapolis.

A 'high paying job selling insurance' is an oxymoron in it of itself.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 2, 2011

I'm dying. I'm sure you're being serious but it feels like you're telling a really funny joke.

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.

Feb 2, 2011

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 2, 2011