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+585When 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
+477hopeful123 Recruiting isn't going as planned huhProspect in IB-M&A
+467If you are a female, I would like to congratulate you on securing a return offer.Intern in IB-M&A
+391How are you straight if you hooked up with a dude?Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+349You're probably fucked to be completely honest. You should have started the process much earlier.cloutape
+342Dragon deez nuts over your faceAnalyst 1 in IB-M&A
+301Depends if my wife checks the credit card billsEngineer in Other
+294i 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
+284I don't know you personally, but I can confidently say you've never had a worse idea.Five Star Man
+261This is how careers are made.kodi
+231Shut the fuck up pussy don't hijack the threadIntern in IB-M&A
+231I 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 youSteve Wibble
+230Marry her dadchimpnotsimp
+229Let 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
+218What's her IG @ Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+216Honestly 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
+215PE 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
+214I'm giving way more time to this post than I should:Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+213Gotta 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
+208relax with the "we", internAnalyst 1 in IB-M&A
+207Get 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
+202A long time ago back in the aftermath of the GFC (disregard the title in my profile, I'm old) I had someone ask me a variation of this question. It was "If [our bank] were an animal, which animal would we be?"Analyst 3+ in IB - Gen
+202I'm a girl but thank yousmol_depressedanalyst
+200Ok it's time we admit that those 13 goldman analysts are fucking legendsrezjopls
+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
+192Dumbest thing I said was in response to the dumbest question I ever received.newyorkermonkey
+188Friday 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
+188Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
+188For many, its the moment they become a republican(after they see the post tax amount)Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
+187thebrofessor, I appreciate getting looped in this!wsa007
+184"it was at that point that I became a Republican"m8
+183Hey bro, they posted a rainbow flag and a black square. Citi CARES, ok?Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
+182Did you need to use your little consulting frameworks to figure that one out? Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
+182 Intern in IB-M&A: Minimum 800k Certified Investment Manager who Makes $500k+ -Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
+180"I'm holding your family hostage" that will always get a replyanonymous14
+179CL* not CV, pls fix - I expected more attention to detail from someone who dings kids for CL file namesAssociate 2 in CorpDev
+176Yeah, I'll come over the top again with another one. Why the hell are so many of you incels on this website now?Associate 1 in PE - Growth
+175Also, I did say "no homo" so I'm goodMr.JoeBaskin
+173You 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
+167Feel 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
+167lmfao you sound like the type of person that I had to pretend to like when I was interviewing "I just signed my MFPE offer so I'm feeling thankful" Lord help usAnalyst 1 in IB - Cov
+166Genuinely 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
+166Nope, 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
+166Yeah I hate liberals significantly more than I did before sloppysteve123
+165The answer to this is absolutely relative.numbermassager
+165*senior associateidaho
+162Look at the forecast model and see how it is built up.  Do you have any breakout on a segment level?  Can revenue cleanly be broken down so that you can isolate price vs.Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
+161-Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
+161Nobody:Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+158Maybe you got no offers because you waste your time typing out shit like this.Intern in IB - CB
+158How dare kids not try to network with the all mighty baddealflow12, this industry is not what it used to be.elmadrileño
+158Intern in IB - Gen
+156Wtf did I just read lolAnalyst 1 in PE - LBOs
+155Same thing happened to me bruh. I'm blacklisted from Lizard and Nevercore. Associate 2 in IB-M&A
+152Ok - you can continue to have regrets and feel bad about your situation or you can take ownership of this. I've been where you are before.Arroz con Pollo
+150Are you fucking kidding me? Get the coffee and shut the hell up.SECfinance
+148Nice try, IRS. HuskySized
+144I 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
+144One that isn't doing seamless right nowAnalyst 1 in IB - Gen
+144That moment a democrat becomes a republicaniggs99988
+142Did she take her boyfriend's name?JonnieMac
+142you are fucking idioticIntern in IB - Cov
+141Look at yourself in the mirror with all your free time and ask yourself where you went wrong in deciding this was worth postingAssociate 2 in PE - LBOs
+141True.Gucci Loafers
+140Yes, OP is a motherfucker.VP in IB - Gen
+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
+136If the bank wanted you to have a girlfriend, they would've issued you oneMaddCow
+136These dudes are fucking cancerousleonardo dicaprisun
+135I mean are you proud you did this?lost_canadian
+135Oh, come on, give him something to work with.mmpewso
+135Here's the TRUTH:Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
+134Dated 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
+134EV / Nuts BustedAssociate 1 in IB-M&A
+132Winter = Fintechstoryofmylife
+132Not me but a friend of mine;Jaxom
+132you're already on wso at work, starting good habits while young is keyAndyLouis
+131IDK how feasible the Golden State Warriors would be, even if you're coming from GS then KKR...Associate 1 in IB - Gen
+131Jesus Christ, Isaiah_53_5 Composite Prestige Ranking:PrestigeCaller
+131Juniors 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
+130Thanks 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
+130very common, I made 7 figures as an intern(top BB in Zimbabwe - think GS/MS/UBS)Intern in IB - Cov
+130Walk up to your dad "Hey dad, do you have any friends in IB I can talk to and network with?" = Goldman TMTJoeEXOTIC
+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
+129neither can consultantsconsult-me-please
+128You 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
+128Great 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
+128There 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
+128Interviewed at Goldman after my freshmen year for some diversity summer analyst role, this was in my prime years before my GPA went down the toileGridironCEO
+127The pendulum is at a 90 degree angle right now. Everyone here knows it.Intern in IB - Gen
+1262nd year analyst here-RecoveringInvestmentBanker
+126In college people are liberal and all for "rights", whatever tf that means. After graduating and we see how much we get taxed we then become republican. Welcome to life.Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+126lol welcome to the real world kid. Better think twice next time you vote dem.Esuric
+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
+125In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics.TacosDeLengua
+124High level thoughts. I assume most people in this thread will talk about learning technicals, modeling, formatting, etc.Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
+124We don't know your financial situation, you work in finance. Make a budget and figure it out you fucking simpleton.RandyButternubs
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