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+557When I was an intern once, had an MD go to Chicago to close on a deal that was heating up. Guy was very much so "new money" and didn't act like the conservative traditional banker.GridironCEO
+465If you are a female, I would like to congratulate you on securing a return offer.Intern in IB-M&A
+447hopeful123 Recruiting isn't going as planned huhProspect in IB-M&A
+373How are you straight if you hooked up with a dude?Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+338You're probably fucked to be completely honest. You should have started the process much earlier.cloutape
+291Depends if my wife checks the credit card billsEngineer in Other
+270I don't know you personally, but I can confidently say you've never had a worse idea.Five Star Man
+269i guess if you can't hack it in banking you can't hack it in the world of made-to-order sandwiches crafted by experts with the freshest of ingredients. Eat fresh, scrubsloppysteve123
+226I am just an undergrad but this is very much my plan at the moment, a couple of years IB then switch into REPE (which looks like a really cool gig) then go home and have sex with your wife.Steve Wibble
+224Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate in Charlotte making roughly $90k and you're excited about driving your new basic package model 3 to your next vacation in Charleston.Max Heiliger
+222Marry her dadchimpnotsimp
+214What's her IG @ Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+213I'm giving way more time to this post than I should:Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+213PE Firm: "We invest in B+ companies. They have a lot of potential, but have some flaw that helps us buy at a discount (recent managment changes, disruption, etc.).Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+212Gotta be honest, I get pretty sick of this comment. We get it, you're sooo smart even IB isn't challenging enough for you. Maybe you can start by challenging yourself to do more than go through the motions.Associate 1 in IB - Cov
+206Shut the fuck up pussy don't hijack the threadIntern in IB-M&A
+204Get wasted tonight, watch a movie and sleep a lot. Tomorrow will be the time to snort an Adderall pill and get planning.Prospect in IB - Gen
+204relax with the "we", internAnalyst 1 in IB-M&A
+202I'm a girl but thank yousmol_depressedanalyst
+200Ok it's time we admit that those 13 goldman analysts are fucking legendsrezjopls
+196Honestly getting tired of this view that I'm seeing. Even today, in no other profession can you find the upward mobility and high starting salary that IB provides.Associate 1 in IB - Cov
+193There's a reason you're not at Blackstone, and it's not because of your Tier 23 undergrad institution; your MD was testing you and, unsurprisingly, you failed miserably.Non-PC Broker
+187Friday night: drinks at a roof top bar. Usually $20-25 a drink, but thats what this industry is all about right, blowing excessive cash. Hit an upscale bar, then head to a club.Deal Team Six
+184Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
+179Dumbest thing I said was in response to the dumbest question I ever received.newyorkermonkey
+178Did you need to use your little consulting frameworks to figure that one out? Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
+173 Intern in IB-M&A: Minimum 800kAnalyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
+172You don't give up.I3DCashStaffer
+172Do not take your life over this man. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I can't imagine what you're going through, but I have had people close to me take their own lives.oceandrive
+171it's called cocaine you moronguggroth93
+167Hey bro, they posted a rainbow flag and a black square. Citi CARES, ok?Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
+167"it was at that point that I became a Republican"m8
+165Feel like this has been answered a million times but since we're all stuck in quarantine I'll lay it out for you simply.Quaneaser
+165Also, I did say "no homo" so I'm goodMr.JoeBaskin
+164Nope, both interns were male. What made it even better was that one of the the female analysts was in a relationship with an analyst from another firm.el bee oh
+164The answer to this is absolutely relative. It depends on culture, race, wealth background friend group, expectations, marital status, parental status,etc.numbermassager
+161Don't worry about the length, I didn't read it anwayAssociate 2 in PE - LBOs
+160*senior associateidaho
+157Intern in IB - Gen
+157"I'm holding your family hostage" that will always get a replyanonymous14
+155Same thing happened to me bruh. I'm blacklisted from Lizard and Nevercore. Associate 2 in IB-M&A
+155thebrofessor, I appreciate getting looped in this!wsa007
+154Wtf did I just read lolAnalyst 1 in PE - LBOs
+149Are you fucking kidding me? Get the coffee and shut the hell up.SECfinance
+148Genuinely enjoyed reading this. Brutal situation I know, but a great inside look as to how the sausage is made. Appreciate the write-up.Business School in IB - Gen
+146CL* not CV, pls fix - I expected more attention to detail from someone who dings kids for CL file namesAssociate 2 in CorpDev
+144One that isn't doing seamless right nowAnalyst 1 in IB - Gen
+144That moment a democrat becomes a republicaniggs99988
+143I know countless students that could blow all you target kids out of the water with all that they have done to break in.Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+142you are fucking idioticIntern in IB - Cov
+137Patz, welcome to Wall Street Oasis! I'm sure a few high school seniors will be here shortly to offer your wife some great advice on making MD.Guest1655
+134If the bank wanted you to have a girlfriend, they would've issued you oneMaddCow
+134These dudes are fucking cancerousleonardo dicaprisun
+134How dare kids not try to network with the all mighty baddealflow12, this industry is not what it used to be.elmadrileño
+132Winter = Fintechstoryofmylife
+131Nice try, IRS. HuskySized
+131Nobody:Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+131you're already on wso at work, starting good habits while young is keyAndyLouis
+131Jesus Christ, Isaiah_53_5 Composite Prestige Ranking:PrestigeCaller
+130Walk up to your dad "Hey dad, do you have any friends in IB I can talk to and network with?" = Goldman TMTJoeEXOTIC
+130I mean are you proud you did this?lost_canadian
+130very common, I made 7 figures as an intern(top BB in Zimbabwe - think GS/MS/UBS)Intern in IB - Cov
+130My boss sent out a tweet one time while he was high as fuck talking about how he wanted to take our multi billion dollar firm private.Dean Keaton
+129Thanks for this, some good stuff in here. Didn't need to send me spiraling into an existential crisis with that last sentence tho.Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+128IDK how feasible the Golden State Warriors would be, even if you're coming from GS then KKR...Associate 1 in IB - Gen
+126There are many entry points to a successful career.  The classic Target > IB SA > IB FT > PE > H/S > PE/HF > Greatness pathway is only one of them.  Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas
+125Oh, come on, give him something to work with.mmpewso
+125You say he's an amazing guy but you aren't willing to stick with him because he's working long hours. You should do him a favor and get out now.DidntReadAnything
+125lol welcome to the real world kid. Better think twice next time you vote dem.Esuric
+125neither can consultantsconsult-me-please
+124Interviewed at Goldman after my freshmen year for some diversity summer analyst role, this was in my prime years before my GPA went down the toilet.GridironCEO
+123Dated a girl once whose dad had 9 figures. Not sure if he even finished college, started some manufacturing businesses. Retired in his 50s to travel the world.Angus Macgyver
+123We don't know your financial situation, you work in finance. Make a budget and figure it out you fucking simpleton.RandyButternubs
+123I made an amended list based on what you guys really want: Top:LongIslandBound
+123Great post and nice to see someone with some experience weigh in on reality. As someone quite a bit older, I've seen the randomness you describe many times over.rickle
+123You have solid M&A experience and can exit to MBA, PE, HF, whatever you want.  You've already made it champ. You are the winner. Don't let anyone take that away from youPainterDry
+1222nd year analyst here-TechCoverageBanker
+121When you reach "Human" status on WSO.Anonymous Monkey
+121Well? Did you respond?Prospect in IB-M&A
+121In reality your first week is just getting set up with everything (emails, laptop, phone, compliance tasks, meeting everyone in the team, learning about the clients and projects) and then you start to recruit for buyside <Analyst 3+ in IB - Cov
+121Juniors in my group (especially first years who are starting their first role in a professional environment virtually) feel immense pressure to be online at all hours and to be ready to turn comments at the drop of a hat.Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
+120lol you sent me this emailAssociate 1 in IB-M&A
+120TLDR - there is no TLDR, life is complicated, read the whole fucking thing and then throw MS at me for writing a novel :)thebrofessor
+119$100MM by 35. $10 by 40.CRE
+119Message my inbox with your phone number and let me know when you're able to speak tonight between 8pm and 9pm.Anon1254
+119I've got a good one..... Recently I was working on a deal that had a pretty intensive diligence process. I was grinding away for three weeks straight, burning the midnight oil, spending weekends in office, etc.Trainer
+118Glad to hear that JP Morgan has discovered conditional formattingApple_iBank
+118yeah if this was Walmart Staff Oasis then he'd have a valid pointRE-PE
+118High level thoughts. I assume most people in this thread will talk about learning technicals, modeling, formatting, etc.Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+118The perfect analystCmp59
+118Habibi I'll update this one day when I'm not drunk. You're right though. I guess I can imagine a life without IB pay, however sucky it may be, but I absolutley cannot imagine a life without her.Associate 2 in IB - Gen
+117Not me but a friend of mine;Jaxom
+117Who else though he was referring to pounds as in lbs, and thought we were dealing with el chapo here.Intern in IB-M&A
+117You created this topic anonymously but then responded with your username.Associate 3 in IB - Cov
+116Hey I know this was really important to you, but you have to realize that getting into IB by no means makes you a successful person.GordyGekko
+116"In the high-intensity world of mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs, a young female investment banker (Jessika Van, CBS's "Rush Hour") confronts the patriarchy in the frat house of Wall Street." Yeah, noAssociate 2 in Acct - Other
+116that'll cost 250+ bananas2rigged2fail
+115Rub one out and reassessDeveloper in RE - Comm
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