Things I wish I had back when I was in banking

  1. Detailed PE recruiting guide


  1. Protected weekends

6. "Work life balance"

All we had was macabacus and too much seamless.

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Aug 31,2017
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Aug 31,2017

Sex life would be good too.

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Aug 31,2017

wow we must have it so easy.

Aug 31,2017

The current culture of making things better for the analysts certainly did not exist.

Aug 31,2017

Boohoo - no protected weekends. Life's not treating you fair.

But yeah can't imagine banking pre-BamSEC and pre-LogoIntern. Hadn't seen MappingIntern before but will check that out.

There have always been decent recruiting guides. WSO has been around for a while...

Aug 31,2017

Are you still an intern? If so, then yes, you have it easy. You get to go back to school.

Aug 31,2017

Well, it could have been of the partners at my last IB job, who originally started as an analyst in the early 80s, used to have to model and spread comps on paper.

Man, did I spend a lot of time arranging logos back in the day.

Aug 31,2017
Aug 31,2017

Comps by hand, woof.

Yeah, brutal...I used to tell myself that the financials were way simpler back then, but can you imagine something not balancing and having to more or less start from scratch?

Aug 31,2017

Probably were simpler - doesnt seem doable otherwise

Aug 31,2017

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