What are the demographics of WSO?

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Lately I have seen posts of people asking very 'Reddit-ish' questions which makes me think that people here are mostly socially awkward, how true is this?

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  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
Jul 20, 2020 - 10:02am

Yes, I have noticed as well.

But again, this is another online message board, filled with finance nerds who think they're Chad's. What do you expect? I feel like there are only a handful of people on here that I would want to meet in person.

 
  • Prospect in 
Jul 21, 2020 - 10:58am

How do people make it into finance while being socially awkward, wouldn't people like this be weeded out in interviews? Genuinely curious

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 21, 2020 - 2:21pm

From my understanding, they often are. But the better school they go to, better grades they have, better internships, better technical knowledge, etc, the more awkwardness they can get away with. It’s a big factor, but it can be offset by being super qualified. Plenty of finance guys from targets are huge nerds. I’ve noticed that non targets tend to almost all be charismatic, probably because the nerdy non targets never got offers.

What’s past is past and can’t be undone. It has led to the circumstances we now face. All we can do is recognize our circumstances for what they are and make the best decisions we can, “given the givens."  - Howard Marks

 
  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jul 21, 2020 - 12:53pm

13% Richard

76% people with the EQ of a toad who seriously watch Youtube videos on how to be more suave

11% Northwestern Mutual interns claiming they are analysts at a BB but spam people for hirevue questions and application links on recruiting threads

 
  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Intern in IB - Ind:

11% Northwestern Mutual interns claiming they are analysts at a BB but spam people for hirevue questions and application links on recruiting threads

This is the absolute worst

"I go to a target but I can't seem to find the link, can someone PM me the link to this target-only hirevue?"

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Jul 22, 2020 - 9:59am
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