Wall Street Mentor (Sarah): Business School Advice

Here is the first in a series of Q&A videos we'll be conducting with the WSO Wall Street Mentors so you can get to know them better and see if you'd like to work with them. Remember, you can read all of the Wall Street Mentor bios and also get a recorded Mock Interview with a Wall Street Mentor to perfect your interview skills.

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Oct 29, 2010 - 7:30pm

I will be conducting these Q&A videos with our Wall Street Mentors frequently, and I'd love to hear your feedback on what topics you would like me to cover with them (e.g. breaking into PE, consulting vs. banking, preparing for a sales & trading interview, etc.). Please email me with any requests for topics, or if you have any questions about Wall Street Mentors.

I have included Sarah's profile below. She is a new Wall Street Mentor so please email me directly if you would like to schedule a consultation with Sarah.

Sarah - Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking, Business School

Sarah is an active business angel, evaluating, negotiating, and executing investment opportunities. She currently serves on the Board of two portfolio companies, where she assists management in growth strategy and financing alternatives, and manages a multi-family property investment portfolio. Previously, she was the former Director of International M&A for LexisNexis and Thomson Financial. In these roles, she led transaction due diligence and structured complex deal terms globally, including deals in the Middle East, Russia, China, India, South Africa and Europe.

Sarah began her career at Merrill Lynch in Mergers & Acquisitions, where she advised companies in a myriad of sectors on strategic alternatives, and in Equity Capital Markets, where she marketed, priced and allocated IPOs, secondaries and convertible bond offerings.

Sarah also has extensive mentoring, interviewing and teaching experience. She serves as a business mentor in the Prince's Trust Enterprise Scheme as well as for Astia, a non-profit that advises high-growth start-ups on financing alternatives. She is active with Duke and Wharton recruiting and alumni initiatives and has taught investment banking analyst training programs, as well as MBA-level accounting and marketing courses.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania – MBA in Finance
Duke University – BA, Economics

Oct 29, 2010 - 8:08pm

Anyone that would like to schedule a consultation or mock interview with Sarah, please send me an email at WallStreetOasis.com>[email protected]. I will get back to you very shortly with the next steps.

The steps to scheduling a consultation are simple:

1) Complete a PayPal payment - 100% no questions asked guarantee;
2) Complete a consultation or mock interview questionnaire;
3) Sarah will email you directly to schedule your consultation.

Please note that due to demand, we may have to schedule the consultations over the course of the next two weeks.

Feel free to email me any questions you may have. I'll get back to every question as soon as I can.



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Oct 29, 2010 - 9:24pm

Video doesn't play for me. Might I suggest a video host that doesn't suck?

Still not sure if I want to spend the next 30+ years grinding away in corporate finance and the WSO dream chase or look to have enough passive income to live simply and work minimally.
Oct 30, 2010 - 2:52am
Video doesn't play for me.

WTF is wrong with this wetoku?
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