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+133Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...182
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+972018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-full-time-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page here</a> EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single...1077
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+92How I turned tragedy into triumphHello my fellow Monkeys, Although I've been stalking this forum for a year and a half, I didn't have the courage to officially join until recently. I'm currently in my second internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...51
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+67Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in investment banking.</h4> For those of you looking to...107
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+5230 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)<h3>Week 1: Training </h3> You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. You even have them...10
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+50From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking <h3>Timeline:</h3> In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly. In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death. In 2009 I...38
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+47A Letter to a ChimpDear My Little Chimp, Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you...38
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+33Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...1189
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+43Sales & Trading Interview Questions - Gekko's Guidance Part 2In Part 2 of Gekko’s Guidance, I’m going to cover S&T interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/gekkos-guidance-10-rules-to-interviewing-part-1-of">Gekko’s Guidance</a>. This guide is meant to cover all...107
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+34Google's Ideological Echo Chamber *Updated*As you probably saw this morning with a headline along the lines of “Google Anti-Diversity Memo” or something similar, someone at Google wrote a 10-page piece that challenges the status quo regarding the gender gap. The actual title is “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and by the...217
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+32Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best HealthAfter seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people. Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...96
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+23J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer AnalystI just got offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span> - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would...339
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+25What's the worst that can happen?Hey boys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...121
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+22Things Bankers say in emails Investment Bankers have a secret way of communicating with one another. Whether it's a discreet nod or those matching Ferragamo shoes/ties, bankers have a fraternal pact with one another that everyone outside the industry just wouldn't understand. However, you'll soon realize...89
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+24Best Practices for Junior Bankers - Top 10 Things to Do**Being a Star Analyst isn't hard. ** If you can excel in the top 10 best practices below, you will excel in banking: 1) Be responsive: Reply back within minutes, never more than half a hour, especially during a live process 2) Good attitude: It's late, we're all tired,...13
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+21US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMAJust re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber MBA program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community. While in b-school, I did interviews for our admissions office and was responsible for leading our...66
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+192017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...226
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+20WSO 2017 Investment Banking Industry Reports Released. Salary, Bonus, Employee Satisfaction, Average Hours Worked and More...Dearest WSO Members and Visitors: I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017 WSO Investment Banking Industry Report</a>. You may remember several years ago we released something similar...24
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+192018 Full-Time IB Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread PageIs anyone else tired of seeing the decisions for their applications like 5 months later. I thought It might be a good idea for people to consolidate decision information in a separate thread from the recruiting one. Here it would be cool if you posted anything you may have heard back for FT...105
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+17Commercial Banking SVP Ask Me Anything (AMA)In the spirit of sharing, I figured I would set up one of these to help out those interested in learning more about Commercial Banking. As there is no separate sub forum, it is hard to find up to date/current info. Commercial Baking isn’t super sexy like IB, but it’s a good W/L balance gig...103
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+16London IB 2018 Summer Internship Discussion So I’m quite new to this site, but one of the reasons for me making an account is that I'm looking to secure (ideally) a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB <span...78
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+22A Warning on the Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Summer Analyst ProgramAs a former "investment banking" <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...41
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+15If you could work directly under one Wall Street Titan, who would it be?From all-star banker Frank Quattrone, buyout magnate Henry Kravis, to hedge fund legend Steve Cohen - there are always people we aspire to be or in the least look up to. If you had the chance to choose ANY big names to work directly for, who would it be and why? 139
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+152018 Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Invites OutWho else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting:...233
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+16AMA: My journey, from the lab to MMPEI’ve been threatening to do one of these for a couple months, and I figured I’d slam it out while I have some downtime in the office. I’m in my early 30s and I work at a middle-market private equity firm in the Southeastern US. I’ve taken a rather long, circuitous route to get here, and...17
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+15Thank you WSO!!Hey all, I'm a long-time reader first-time contributor to WSO. I am posting this to say thankyou to everyone on this board for the insight you all gave me into a career in IB and how to succeed. Whilst I have decided not to pursue IB I have learned lessons on this board that I feel I would...8
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+15Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...258 months 1 week ago
+13What your managing director says and what he actually means?My managing director always tells me, "Keyser, have a good weekend." What my managing director actually means is, "Keyser, Bend over." ...and I fall for it every time. Curious to hear what fallacious things your MD tells you?40
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+14I got into an M7 (Wharton) with a pure sales background and now work in MBB. I wanted to share my experience I've seen a few posts on here discouraging others from pursuing a career in sales as it relates to MBA admissions. In particular, some have argued sales doesn't look great at M7 or t15 programs (and recruiters who go there) because it has a low barrier to entry, it's not a...15
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+13Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+11Is The American Dream Not Possible Without A College Degree?Monkeys, I was going through this [article](http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/homeownership-millennials-college-degree/?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_FORTUNE&utm_campaign=fortunemagazine&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social) on Fortune which said that the American dream is not...183
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+13Note to People Networking - Don't Copy & Paste EmailsFriendly piece of advice - if you're sending out networking emails, please don't copy and paste them word for word with the only thing that is different being who the email is addressed to, especially if this is after some event and not an out of the blue cold email. I was in my...34
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+14Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...128
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+12JP Morgan Winning Women 2018This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span>'s 2018 Winning Women events in NYC and...120
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+11CFA June 2017 ResultsJust got my results for Level 1 and I passed. 7/10 sections over 70%, none below 51%. I am so stoked right now despite it only being level 1, anyone else get results?86
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+11AMA: London L/S + event-driven analystHey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London HFs...53
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+1130-year-old Real Estate BillionaireRead this article last week and was impressed by this guy's story. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2017/07/18/the-30-year-old-texas-tycoon-who-is-building-a-real-estate-empire/#181cfb0594e5 Something that struck me: I just read through the thread about how tough it is to get...46
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+11Worst internship stories (investment banking)Thought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well. I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....36
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+10Investment Banking's PR ProblemI was watching Ozark this week, which if you don’t know, it is a show on Netflix about a financial advisor who launders money for the cartel. Later in one scene, he is transferring money from a new client to his account, and they show his screen: <img...27
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+10Do You Envy The Rich Kids Who Got A Shot At Their Careers Through Their Parent's Influence?Monkeys, one of the best aspects about this community is that people talk about their stories and opinions in a candid way. I was reading this [article](https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/millennials-with-rich-parents/398501/?utm_source=atlfb) which said that millennials...92
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+13The Infamous Goldman Interviewee Lands an Offer at GSI honestly can't believe I'm saying this but the person in the video posted in @Les Grossman"'s thread (video below) and a few others (myself included) has allegedly landed an offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...65
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+9Dress Code in Real Estate Asset ManagementI want to share an experience I just had on my third week of being a first year analyst in RE AM. To give a little background, I work in a second tier east coast market (Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, DC etc) working at a large AM firm. The dress code here is very business professional, as in casual...38
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+92018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Megathread: August 15th and BeyondAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS Now that early recruitment is wrapping up, most of the applications are open (minus some boutiques) and the previous thread has hit 1K comments, I thought it would be best to create another thread so people don't have to scroll through 6 pages to get...19
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+8Drinks for getting shmacked Hey boys, If you have only ONE HOUR to get absolutely dinkered, what is your go to drink? My go to: 151 with a twist of lime. Always have one of these puppies sleeping in the desk.93
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+8What is your favorite College Food?Hello Monkeys, The title says it all. Tell me about your favorite food you ate when you came home drunk out of your mind or with the munchies at 2 am and you could barely move, or some of the 5 dollar 5 star meals that you lived off of in college during exam season. If none of that relates to...83
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+8Craziest Things You've Seen in NYC?Good afternoon monkeys. As much of this site must work in NYC or used to work in NYC, what are some of the wildest things you've seen go down in the city? 77
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+8What's a Monkey's typical weekend plans?How's it going you filthy Monkeys? As we talk about our professional life and career aspirations on a daily basis, I became a little curious. *What do you animals actually end up doing on the weekends?* Unfortunately I have to do the whole dinner and a movie routine with the old...70
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+8The 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere was pirated a staggering 90 million timesThe first episode of "Game of Thrones" season 7 was a massive success, and has been watched through official channels more than 16 million times since its debut last Sunday — the most for a premiere in HBO's history. But that figure pales in comparison to the number of times...62
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+8AMA: BB Sophomore Recruiting (Investment Banking)Finished up my IB sophomore summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...56
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+8How to go from No Office to Front Office?I'm not talking about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> as in operations, risk management, etc. - i'm talking about people with **no office** - you know like the...42
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+8Changing friendships when becoming successfulRecently I've had to think a lot about how some old friends, who have been close to me in the past, have greatly changed their behavior towards me after I have received life changing opportunities in my professional career. I come from a highly non-traditional background (think sports,...38
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+10To All The Future Investment Banking ProspectsHope everyone is having a great day so far. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and write a post for all the monkeys still in school hoping to pursue a career in investment banking and the monkeys who are currently interviewing and on the job hunt. I am currently in my third year as an...71 month 21 hours ago
+13Why do people hate President Trump?I don't see the issue with deporting Illegal Aliens or excluding groups of people from countries that are known for producing terrorists. I don't see the issue with dismantling the H1B program and putting Americans at work. Not importing people from India and China, pay them for cheap...102
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+7What are you reading?What books are you guys reading, or have read/plan on reading? Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, do you guys have any great authors or historical figures who have written books or series of books that you absolutely recommend? Any great magazines or websites you guys turn to for quality,...95
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+7Good Diet For College KidHey guys, Getting ready to go back to school soon and want to shed some lbs when I get back (maybe 15/20). Was hoping some fellow monkeys have some tips on a good diet to keep. I know the basics like limit booze, fried food, eating late at night etc etc Anyone have anything more specific...58
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+8Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for coffee today and it didn't really go well. Some preface: this was my first time meeting someone above...58
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+7Pants for men with big butt/thighs/hipsBoys, Can you recommend some pants that fit someone with muscular thighs, wide hips, a big ass, and small calves/ankles? I played hockey and golf growing up and everyone always told me I had the stereotypical hockey/golf butt. I didn't understand what that meant until a few years ago...45
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+7Houston 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Recruiting**Bulge Bracket** <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> - Took 3 students from UT, which is half the class. About to host a <span class='keyword_link'><a...42
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+72018 Sales and Trading Recruiting (Intern)Hey guys, there's too much <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> and not enough S&T. So lets get a thread going on the recruiting timeline for Sales and Trading. Comment below with any info that you have. Feel free to ask questions along the way!40
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+7Strange roommate experiencesHey, I wanted to share a story about one of my **cu**(rre)**nt** roommates - don't know if this is quite common or if any of you have had bad luck with roommates too. Feel free to share your stories. Anyways. So I'm half-way through my Private Equity <span...40
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+8Let's Talk About AmazonWith the news of <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/bezos-surpasses-gates-as-world-s-richest-ahead-of-amazon-results">Jeff Bezos passing Bill Gates for richest person</a>, I wanted to start a discussion about <span...20
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+7EquitySim RecruitingHas anyone used/heard of Equity Sim before? They apparently partner with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge brackets</a></span> (ex. <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+6Trump Vs. Affirmative ActionThe New York Times has obtained a document that indicates that the Trump administration will be reallocating resources to the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Why does this matter? The document also states that these resources will help to **begin a process of investigating and...107
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+6Last-minute Decision: Vanderbilt vs. IU-Kelley (undergrad)I posted once earlier, but now I've narrowed my choices down to Vanderbilt and direct admittance to the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (and KLLC membership). I would graduate Vanderbilt with up to $50k in debt and leave IU without any. Also, I love to travel...106
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+7The Beauty of A Small Shop - First Full-Time OfferHey guys, so I haven't made it 'per-se' but I have secured my first job offer and wanted to walk you through 'the process'. I am a December 2017 graduate. Coming into this, my last, summer my experience was quite lacking in energy or any commodity space. I...5
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+7Sick of being Beta Studied my entire k-12 without even thinking of getting pussy because I was a 5'10" 100 lb Asian nerd. Enter lower tier Ivy League school (think, Dartmouth) and actually start hitting the gym and weights thanks to my friends. Go to 160lb and become actually good looking and social....99
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+6Lonzo Ball - NBA Summer League MVPTo my complete surprise, Lonzo Ball was named the NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) MVP last night so I want to hear from my fellow monkeys: Is Lonzo Ball really going to be something special in the NBA? Did he actually deserve to win the MVP, albeit other great performances? Why has he worn...96
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+6Cannabis should be legal?In [this](http://thehill.com/homenews/345028-poll-finds-support-for-marijuana-legalization) recent poll, only 14% of Americans thought MARIJUANA should be ILLEGAL. What do you all think about CANNABIS? Will it ever become legal in ALL FIFTY STATES?76
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+6Best Betting StoriesWhats up Monkeys. I woke up this morning and checked to see if anyone has made a post about ridiculous betting stories, and saw no one has. Even though the days of Gutfreund and Liar's Poker at over, finance still attracts the type of personality that enjoys making big and sometimes...69
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+6What was your biggest lesson from the 2008 financial crisis?Monkeys, I was going through this [interview](http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/what-a-rogue-trader-learned-from-the-financial-crisis/) of Alexis Stenfors, a rogue trader at Merill Lynch who over-valued the books by $100 million. [quote] The bizarre thing, or what I found scary as...56
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+6Lazard SA 2018What is the deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>? Why did they open their application for a week in June then close it? Does anyone have info from someone at the bank? Are they done with recruiting for...51
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+62018 *Elite Boutique* Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagePost updates on interview notifications, first rounders, and super days here. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...51
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...481 month 3 days ago
+8What is your favorite movie and why?Mine has to be Boiler Room. Wolf of Wall Street takes all of its terminology and idea from the movie. Boiler Room is just a classic cast, plot and outcome. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin...146
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+6Top Cities For Venture Capital In The US and Internationally? Bit curious as to what you all view as the top VC markets in the US/Internationally currently? In the US, I'd assume that the San Francisco Bay Area is the top but what other major cities do you see as hotbeds for lots of activity right now? Also looking on towards the future, what are some...44
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+6What type of hedge funds do you see succeeding in the future?There's been a lot of discussion about typical L/S being crowded out as more investors move towards passive investing. So, this brings the question - what strategies in the hedge fund world do you see succeeding in the future? I think we can all agree quants will be very successful, but...24
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+6Upcoming Movies 2H17Been looking at the upcoming movie schedule and do see some potential... **July/August** Atomic Blonde The Emoji Movie An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power The Dark Tower Detroit Kidnap Whose Streets? The Hitman's Bodyguard Gook Terminator 2 in 3D **September** True to...23
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+6What questions do bankers ACTUALLY like?Something that I've noticed on WSO is that a lot of people in Investment banking hate when students ask them questions about culture, environment, work/life balance etc that they consider basic and dry. Most people, from what I've read, find it annoying and boring to get asked these...3
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+7Can I still achieve a high-paying career?Here's the rundown. I did pretty shit in highschool but got accepted into all the colleges (non-targets) I applied to. I actually scored a $20k scholarship also! Unfortunately, my family isn't doing so hot financially and they requested that I go to community college so they can...102
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+7Politics as a future?Hey guys, I wanted to ask if any of you were interested in going into politics in the future. I have been interested in politics for a really long time and I definitely see myself going into it after a career in finance. Have any of you thought about it or pursued something along these...94
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+5What is your favorite Sport? Hi everyone, I was wondering what is your favorite sport. Mine's Basketball (and Kobe Bryant). I also play pool and bowling, not much though. (My dad used to be in the volleyball team back in college, but he never taught me how to play volleyball...) What about you guys? Golf? 86
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+5What is your Major/Area of study?I am very interested to see what kind of educational backgrounds this site holds, I am engineering. 78
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+6Quitting major Investment Bank in NYC after 2 months...?Hi guys, I am in a weird situation and would love to hear out some opinions. Two months ago, I started working as and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at one of the...73
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+6Who else is making $$$ off cryptos?With IOTA shooting up over 500% over the last few days and BTC shooting up almost 500% in 12 months, anyone else making big bank off cryptos? I know the volatility and risk are pretty big but an investment as little as $5K can yield pretty insane results, trust me I know from experience. 72
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+5JP Morgan First-Round SA IB Invitations are Out! (Mid-August Superday)Phone screen invitations for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> Technology SF <span class='keyword_link'><a...72
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+8Trump supporters - Has Trump gone too far?Let me start off by saying that although I wish to voice some personal sentiments, I am primarily trying to quench my curiosity regarding the matter. I hope my fellow monkeys will understand that this is not intended as a provocation. As a Swede, and much like the rest of the world,...67
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+5 Evercore Rising Junior Diversity Scholarship 2017Anyone here applied to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> Rising Junior Diversity Scholarship this year? If so, does anyone know when we will hear back? Also if anyone went...65
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+5Chronic Neck and Back Pain - Anyone?Hey Monkeys - not seeking medical advice here, but wanted to hear if anyone is currently or had gone through some rough neck/back pains and what you've done to resolve/relieve the issue. For the past 2 years, I've been going through neck and back pains. The pain was minor in the...48
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+5What Has Your Favorite non-Finance Job Been?Hello monkeys. I recently had a phone interview and it started by the MD saying he thought it was cool that we had our lifeguarding experience in common. He lifeguarded at the pool in Yale and I at NYU during the semester, whilst I was also working in a lab. I got to supervise old people diving...45
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+5Why is Goldman Sachs the best firm?I know <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> is considered the best in terms of prestige, but why is it like that? Is their culture any different from <span class='keyword_link'><a...36
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+5Banks that offer summer internships to Freshman?So I will be a freshman this upcoming school year and I am looking to have an investment banking/private equity related internship next summer. I need to make money to live in college but I didn't know what banks/firms would offer a paid internship (it doesn't need to be much, just a...29
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+5Tesla: a big bubble or only a bet?"There is much to admire in the Tesla story but there is one aspect of the story that I find puzzling, and if I were an equity investor, troubling. It is the way in which Tesla has chosen to, and continues to, finance itself. Over the last decade, as Tesla has grown, it has needed...27
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+52017 Football (Soccer) Transfer WindowFor those who keep up with the world of football, what are your opinions on the current transfer window? So far it's been open for three weeks now and we've already seen some major signings such as: **Romelu Lukaku** (Everton to Manchester United) - £75 million **Alexandre...22
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+5This is what happens when the President tweets.Is anyone else playing the market right now? Either the market is starting to correct itself or investors aren't taking the President's tweets very well. Thoughts? <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/img_0984_0.png?itok=yluBg05i" alt="" />21
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+6The limitations of Machine Learning/AIAs per usual, there has been much discussion about the role AI might begin playing in finance and white collar professions at large. I came across a fantastic article about the limitations of this subject that I think many of you might find informative. Here's a somewhat long but...16
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+5Deleteeeeeeeeeedelete delete delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete "><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR"><abbr title="internal rate of...11
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+5Can we reverse our deflationary environment?So what you're wondering is even if Trump does what his agenda says, can we reverse our deflationary environment? also, what does it all mean for the future? I enjoy thinking about these sorts of things and am blessed to have a clientele and a firm with very smart people whose brains I can...11
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+5AMA: Senior Financial Services Executive (Fixed Income & Equities)Happy to answer questions on sales & <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> businesses, leadership, management, etc. **My Bio:** Am a senior financial services executive with extensive...10
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+4Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris / NYC / Chicago coming soon) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me...102
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+4Do Boiler Rooms still exist?I know someone who worked at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> firm and he said they were using the same marketing techniques and convo methods and such. Are there still firms...973 weeks 3 hours ago
+4What is your favorite burger joint?For the West Coasters is it In n Out? East Coast ---- Shake Shack , 5 Guys, others? What is your favorite78
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+4What side project or side hustle are you working on?Title says it all. The best idea I read here recently was making Instagram bots to sell accounts to wannabe celebs. My entrepreneurial pursuits are much more long-term: an automated <span class='keyword_link'><a...75
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+4What Advice Would You Tell Yourself When You Were in University?Hello WSOers, If you could give one piece of advice to your small balled freshman self going into university or early into your career, what would it be? Shed some knowledge you learned from your experiences, and let the young bucks on this website learn more from this post than they did...70
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+4Best legal adderallTitle basically says it all, just looking for something to give me a boost when coffee doesn't cut it.60
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+4Intern Horror StoriesShare the worst task you had to do as a summer intern, or most tedious work you assigned to a summer intern... Example: - Manually scanning a 300 page investment consideration deck, page by page, because graphics was too busy50
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+4Is a Career in Professional Gaming now Worth It?Blizzard took a nod towards this becoming more official. [They recently announced that Overwatch league pro gamers will receive a $50k minimum salary.](https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/26/overwatch-league-salary-esports-players-health-insurance-blizzard/) Gaming organizations are also being...49
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+4Which language ?Hi, I am still an undergraduate student from Indonesia and I still have 2 years left to graduate. I would like to have another skill so I can be stand out from other graduate. Besides English, which language is more relevant to be consider as a plus value in when it comes to financial world ?...49
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+4What wallet do you use?Title says it all. Of course, this isn't a watch, pair of shoes, or tie; likely nobody will recognize or care what wallet you have, but it's something you touch every day and should last a while, so it's nice to have a nice one. What brand? How long have you had it? Is it...46
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+4Is Roger Federer The GOAT?Last week Roger Federer emerged victorious at Wimbledon, winning his 19th Grand Slam and his 8th Wimbledon title. Fededer has won 91 of 102 matches at Wimbledon, since his first appearance in 2003. [This...45
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+4BOFA Online Assessment Test?Anyone know what that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Bank of America</a></span> online assessment test covers? Just was wondering what to expect before I take it.40
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+5Which Banks Recruit Outside of Their Intern Classes? (Or Take Off-Cycle Analysts)Trying to put together a FT recruiting strategy for primarily non-target students. I come from a great business school, but it is not well recognized yet. As a result, the opportunities for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a...40
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+4Chicago BB and EB RankingI've heard a lot of mixed views on this topic and there has not been a discussion about this in recent years. How would you all rank the Chicago <span class='keyword_link'><a...38
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+5Nicest Thing Your Boss Has Ever Done For You?Hi monkeys, so today is my last day at my internship and when I got to the office, my boss left me an entire plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as a gift card on my desk. Wasn't expecting anything like this and she didn't really have to do this. So the title is pretty...35
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+4Traveling to North Korea is officially forbidden[quote]About 5,000 Western tourists visit North Korea each year, with roughly one-fifth of them U.S. citizens, according to Simon Cockerell, general manager of Koryo Tours, which has been bringing visitors to North Korea since 1993.[/quote] Who the hell actually visits North Korea... I...35
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+4Would you inside trade if you don't get caught?Hey guys! It's Mark again hanging up high from the ceiling, I was wondering if you had the chance to inside trade for multimillions of dollars and not get caught would you do it? I have the chance to inside trade but i'm looking for your feedback and your opinion.29
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+4Stuck in Corporate Banking - Fighting ComplacencyMonkeys - WSO has always been good to me and I've done my best to give back via useful advice. Hoping to call on you all once again for some much needed advice. <h3>Background: </h3> Junior credit VP at a large regional bank, ~4 years industry experience + 2yrs non-finance...24
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+4Target monkey who graduated from non-target zoo. Landed an interview with Vista Equity Partners. What do I expect?Been fighting like hell to break into banking. Became deal sourcing ninja. Now have <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interview</a></span>. What to do now? How to prep?22
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+4Why is recruiting starting earlier and earlier each year?Hey monkeys, Could we address why recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> banks starts earlier and earlier each year? As many of you may know, recruiting and...22
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+4Union Square Advisors Recruitment ProcessI applied to us advisors and had two rounds of phone interviews from junior/senior analysts. And now I got another phone interview invitation from an associate at NY. I am wondering how many interviews are there for this companies. How's the recruitment process like for this tech boutique? 21
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+4What are the chances for an Asian international student for IBD?Hello Monkeys, I just wanted to ask if my chances of making it into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> as an Asian international student were okay or not. It's my...20
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+5Admin please allow me to block peopleI can't be the only person who is fed up with a certain someone who seems to have very recently lost his/her mind. Reporting posts does nothing. I am sick and tired of reading their disgusting and offensive comments. Why the heck can't I block people- looks like I can only block if...13
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+4Evercore v.s. Lazard v.s. PJT PartnersNew York office and M&A advisory only. Last <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> v.s. <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+4Ads on NBA jerseys [quote]The Detroit Pistons are the latest team to announce the addition of advertising patches to their jerseys for the upcoming 2017-18 season, announcing their partnership with Flagstar Bank. So far, nine teams have announced the addition of ad patches and certainly more will come as we get...9
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+7Are rich people ruining America?Hey monkeys, Just like the title says, [are rich people ruining America?](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/opinion/how-we-are-ruining-america.html) The article claims that the future potential of the children of low-income Americans are being diminished by upper-middle-class...107
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+4How to be a Millionaire TraderWe all know that Wall Street is extremely competitive as it is. There are people fighting for summer associate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at less known banks to gain enough...6
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+4How much harder are FT interviews vs SA ones?My assumption is that since FT recruits are typically higher risk to the firm, they need to be a lot more stringent during interviews to make sure that the candidate is competent. So for those who have gone through both SA and FT recruiting, to what extent were the interviews more difficult?...5
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+4Getting the 1st Round InterviewHi guys, I've seen some older threads about this but I wanted to get some more recent and relevant (at least to me) feedback about this topic. I was wondering how hard it was to get 1st round interviews. I understand that networking is a key aspect of it but to what degree do you need...4
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+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...45 months 3 weeks ago
+4Contradiction-Addiction[Suffering from contradiction-addiction?](http://tonyisola.com/2017/05/many-investors-have-a-contradiction-addiction/) [quote]Most investors are a walking contradiction. You cannot love both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump; root for both the Yankees and the Red Sox; nor can you put grated...03 weeks 2 days ago
+3What Physical Things Do You Hate About Your Workplace?Today while working, I realized the thing I hate the most physically about the office I work in is that it is always so cold, damp, and humid to the point that it's uncomfortable. I'm pretty sure everyone complains about it. So I was just wondering what physical things do you guys...57
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+3What type of watches do you guys wear?Just a quick question, anywhere from what you wear on a casual day to fancy meetings. Love talking about watches and would like to see people's opinions and collections.50
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+4Does America Have A Drinking Problem?Monkeys, I was just lazing around this evening with a beer in one hand and my mobile in another and suddenly this [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/america-s-drinking-problem-is-much-worse-this-century) from Bloomberg crops up in my feed. It says that Americans are...46
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+3Who's Your Favorite Comedian?Hi monkeys. I am wondering who your favorite comedian is. Mine is Louis C.K. ... Louis favorite comedian is George Carlin, who passed away a few years ago. I thought of you monkeys, because, though he is hilarious George hates the business/finance world and has a Marxist touch to his comedy. I...46
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+3Morgan Stanley first roundsAnyone know when we will hear back whether we got an interview? This is for early action 43
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+3How do you become successful?What are the steps to become successful and make it into these high paying careers? What's the most important thing to stand out?432 weeks 3 days ago
+3My List of SchoolsHey guys, So basically I'm applying to undergrad schools this year and will be applying for the school of business in some schools. Can you guys go over my stats and see if this is a good list and suggest some additional schools? I'm not asking for a chance thread, just some helpful...39
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+3Self Storage InvestingDoes anyone have experience or even a primer for investing in this space? Thinking more at the owner-operator level and less at the REPE/Institutional Investor level.38
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+3Top Sales & Trading desksDoes not seem to be a ton of updated info out there. Looking to know what the top banks are for each product (FX, Commodities, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-fixed-income-FI">FI</a></span>, etc) based upon flow, the...35
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+3Coin Flipped 3 times interview questionIf you flip 3 coins and I tell you that you got at least one heads, what's the probability that all three came up heads? I came up with 2 different answers to this question depending how you interrupt knowing that one is a heads.34
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+3Bachelor Party in Detroit - AM I FU*&ED?Monkeys, we seem to have a bit of a problem here. Buddy of mine has just decided to have his bachelor party in Detroit (I know WTF right), but I am in need of some help once again. What the hell is there to do in this god forsaken city to make sure this place never forgets our presence? ...34
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+3Cavaliers sign Rose, Kyrie Wants outDerrick Rose signed a one-year $2.1M contract to play for the Cavaliers. The deciding factor was apparently that Rose can start if Kyrie leaves. I don't think they will trade Kyrie, since he is one of the most valuable assets of the NBA, due to his age and skill. Him and Lebron will have to...34
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+3How Far an MD Recommendation Gets YouHow far does a recommendation from an MD get you? and I mean he's actually pushing for you and connecting you with people not just passing your resume to HR.34
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+3Tough Q from EvercoreBoys, If a firm takes a lot of debt to buy back stock, will market cap decrease? -> i know diluted shares outstanding will decrease, so prices would increase? how do you know that mrkCap will decrease forsure? 34
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+3Best investment banks for defense, aerospace, mining, construction and industrials?Just what it says, what are the best IBs for work having to do with either private defense contractors or mining companies? These have long been personal interests of mine, seeing as how I am a national guardsman who grew up around mining, and would love to be a part of action (IB-related)...32
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+3Dilemma: Quantitative Finance VS Finance?Hey monkeys, Freshman undergoing a dilemma right now. I was recently admitted to (arguably) the best major in an Asian target university: BSc in Quantitative Finance, and I have a choice between this and a regular BBA in Finance. Just a few pros and cons in my mind: Pros: * The former...31
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+3How to improve your knowledge of markets?Hi all, I am an undergraduate at a target school and interested in possibly working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>. The problem is that I am not an expert in any way on...30
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+3Budget: How to?Hey guys, I've been on a bit of a thread posting spree here lately, my apologies, but I do have some burning questions. I need to learn how to budget, this sounds horrible but I have never really had to, and both of my parents have really never lived on a strict budget that I have seen. ...30
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+3What major should I apply for at Columbia.Ok, so Columbia is on my list due to the location and prestige. The reason I'm looking at Columbia over NYU is that NYU is so fucking expensive. Anyways, what major should I choose for IB at Columbia? Columbia has some weird majors: Financial Engineering, Financial Economics, Economics, or...29
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+33.9 GPA from an Ivy League school in a useless major. What are my options?....................................................................................................29
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+3Game of Thrones On My Resume?Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys think about putting TV shows/movies in your interests section of your resume. I was thinking about adding Game of Thrones as this may appeal to many other people. The interests section is usually used for sports and games, but are TV shows fair...29
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+3Studying cryptocurrency: great idea or waste of time?Hi everyone, I am currently studying in a Business School and I wanted to know if you think it is worth to spend time learning cryptocurrencies and everything around (blockchain, bitcoin...). This is something we won’t study at school and I thought it could maybe be interesting to precisely...28
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+3Want to make good connections in college. Don't want to join the typical fratI'm going into my senior year in high school and have started actually thinking about how to prepare for college and my future after college. I asked questions on Reddit and one person said that I need to make connections through a frat. He mentioned something about joining a "business...27
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+3MBA Schools with least partyingComing up with a list of schools I'm applying to - one of the things I'm not so keen on with the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> is the party culture (just a personal preference really, not a diss). I know school cultures vary, and...25
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+3Construction Management?I'm thinking on taking a couple CM courses or even getting a certificate in it as I really want to learn more about the industry as I am currently in a Construction type environment at my current RE firm. Also, I feel it can be incredibly useful for investing in small multifamily on my...25
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+3Last Major of The Season: The PGA ChampionshipLet’s talk golf. 2017 Major Winner’s recap: Masters- Sergio Garcia US Open- Brooks Koepka The Open- Jordan Spieth This weekend marks the last major of the season: The PGA Championship Vegas odds per <a...24
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+3Do you do exercise in morning?Do you do exercise in the morning? Usually when I get up I do some various stretching moves. Then some abs and some yoga positions. Time: up to 10 minutes. It help me a lot during the day Do you?242 weeks 3 days ago
+4Anyone else not get shit for 2018 SA IB yet? I feel like I'm just wasting my time submitting these applications as a non-target student even I thought I had good experience hahahahaa 23
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+3I want to become a Quant but got a 600 on my Math section on the SAT, is it possible?I've always wanted to be a Quant but I sucked hard at the SAT in the math section. Was wondering if I could still do QR, thanks!22
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+3What do you think about ICO?Do you believe that Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will be significant opponent of direct <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture capital</a></span> investment? 21
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+3Torn between 3 offersI am 26, my most recent experience is in equity prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> as a trading assistant, and at a small Native American Broker Dealer as a trading assistant. (neither had...21
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+3Consultants, tell us what your industry verticals are like Lots of talk on Industry groups are on the banking side, but very little on consulting. What are the different industry verticals like? Obviously, there are changes from region to region and firm to firm and project to project, but I imagine at some generalizations arise: Private equity...20
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+3Why is the Investment Banking division important for the bank?Hi guys, I know what investment banking is about, but how would you explain the importance this division has for the bank? Why is it so important? I know it isn't only because of profits, but what else? This was a <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+3What does it take to work at Citadel Securities?I'm going to be very corny but hear me out. Every time I watch CNBC and it's 9:30 AM I always notice the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> traders in their...17
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+3Harvard w/ gap yearChoosing between Harvard waitlist acceptance with a gap year requirement (z-list) that would place me in the Harvard College Class of 2022 or attending UChicago Class of 2021. Obviously Harvard is Harvard, but I have no idea what to do during a gap year, I feel like I would be wasting my time....17
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+3Breaking in to ManagementIt's my opinion that two of the biggest milestones in a corporate career are 1) getting your first corporate job, and 2) jumping from "individual contributor" to management. Why? These milestones both seem to require "prior experience": you can't get a job without...16
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+3Getting blown off from a director who is an ALUMNI & I was referred by an old work colleague Delete 14
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+4Why Working Out Will Make You RicherMany individuals in the Finance world focus on making money over everything. Love lives are sacrificed, friendships as well, but most importantly, health is sacrificed which leads you to **make even less money** **1. Increased Productivity** "Research finds that people who exercise...13
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+3Private Equity success (or failure) storiesHey team, I'm surprised there aren't that many detailed "PE recruiting stories" on WSO. Would really appreciate it if people would share theirs or point me in the direction of a few good ones. I saw the "my 4 part recruiting process" post and that was quite...12
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+3Advice needed: JP Morgan European vs Global Equities - which team?Hi guys, Even though I interned in IBD last summer I am more interested in Buyside Equity Research (-> best case: Portfolio Manager later on). Therefore I want to apply for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...11
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+3How many candidates are genuinely qualified out of total applicants?With 2018 SA applications being up, I got to thinking - for a lot of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>, there are thousands of applicants for potentially as few as 10 spots. For...11
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+3How long to wait after interview before moving on?Hey Guys, How long would you wait after an interview before accepting you weren't chosen, or to send a follow up email? I'm on 6 business days for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+3What to Study For at an M&A Firm? Hey, everyone. I have been interviewing for a boutique IB firm that focuses on M&A. So far it has been going well (Finished up second round interviews this past Friday), but I was curious what you guys thought I should be studying for, such as what topics I will need to know going into...9
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+1Am I wasting my time applying to IB Analyst Positions? =3.43/4.0 GPA at St. Louis University (One year remaining, confident I can finish at 3.5) President of my school's Wall Street Club & a few other Finance-related involvements. Experience in Real Estate Development (Finance Side & some Biz Dev) Experience in Equity Research...8
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+3Analyst hates meI'm more than halfway into my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. I'm not a star intern, but I've had good feedback so far and click well with almost the entire team - apart from...8
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+3Previous experience for SA Hi everyone, it's shluhenshtrasse here. I've been reading WSO for quite a while now and would like to thank all the contributors for the invaluable effort they put in with their work – WSO community helped me to figure out what I actually want to do and how do I 'get...7
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+3The world's richest man?As of now, Jeff Bezos has SURPASSED Bill Gates to become the [WORLD'S RICHEST MAN](https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-07-27/bezos-surpasses-gates-as-world-s-richest-ahead-of-amazon-results). Do you think that Amazon's VALUE will continue to INCREASE? Or will it eventually...7
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+3Business School Consultant RecsI'm guessing I may get a little monkey poo poo for this question but gonna try it anyways -- anybody have any recommendations on consulting services for business school that help you determine: a) how to pitch yourself in your essays to top schools / read your essays and provide...7
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+3Destroy this Cover letter, please Hi everyone, I am a third year student at UK target applying for London <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> positions. I've never written a CL for finance related job plus I am not English native speaker. Would really appreciate some advice on how I...6
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+3Can anyone kindly share some insights on consulting recruiting in London?Can any current/past <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> professionals or students in London share some insights on consulting recruiting in London? As banking recruiting in London is very different...6
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+3Terrible GPA. Going into my Senior Year but I still have hopeHello, I am not looking for sympathy and I understand I am not going IB, but just looking for practical suggestions. The bad: I have a 2.7 GPA. I got to a non-target school. I cannot afford business school. I don't have any great experience. I do have a 2250 SAT score, and I have 2...6
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+3Joseph Abboud suits on sale at MW -- $180Hi guys, As the interview season warms up, I noticed that Men's Wearhouse was having a sale on Joseph Abboud suits. I like Abboud because they are well designed, fit well, and most importantly are made in the US (Massachusetts) where the build quality is better. Right now, MW...6
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+3WSO New York Happy Hour: Thur 7/20, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy summer, dear monkeys! Join us for the July 2017 happy hour! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. We're all very fortunate people indeed--let's drink like it! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, @...5
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+3Netflix Stand-Up SpecialsList your favorite Netflix stand-up specials. -Ari Shaffir just dropped a 2-part special today. He actually recorded it before he went on his hiatus from society. -Dave Chapelle’s new 2-part special is a fucking gem. Dude is so real and non-PC, but not trying to be edgy about it. We...5
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+31st post: My story- NEVER give up!Hi monkeys, I'd like to start off this post by saying thank you for all of the incredible content on this forum and site. I've been reading this site for a long time and am now joining the community. I'd like to introduce myself with my background so others have a sense of...3
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+3Goldman Sachs Investment Banking - Video Interview<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> Investment Banking - Video Interview. Best practices for prospective applicants! [redacted by mod]2
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+3Finally getting a MBB interview!Just wanted to share with someone. Finally got an interview at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and I am beyond pumped. My PhD is in hard sciences/engineering from a very small private school that...1
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+4Attitude is the KeyWhats with the recent inferiority complex of people on this board. Are kids from non-targets at a disadvantage when it comes to breaking in? YES! However, it is definitely possible, but you have to be willing to outwork, outhustle, and outnetwork your competition. You need to demonstrate...1
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+6What to do with my $11k?I made $2k from being a dishwasher and $9k from other things this Summer. I don't want this money to sit around so what should I do with it? I want to put myself in the best possible position to score an internship next Summer (upcoming Freshman at terrible school). When I go in to...86
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+6In theory you never broke in, what are you now?In theory you failed all of your interviews and never landed the FT position you have today, Where are you now?64
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+2Would you live here for $200k?A lot of basis towards each coast and no love for the middle of this country. Would you take a job in one of the flyover states for $150k base, $90k(mixed Bonus) for 2 years then it jumps up VP, SVP ($400k base) etc? Corporate Development type of role with financial analyst mix. If so what...51
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+2Wearing your work clothes to upscale lounges?SA here considering saving some money by wearing some of my more business casual shirts out to upscale NYC lounges instead of buying separate shirts. Off course I have my black and navy button down which I don't wear to work that I already wear out. Is it acceptable?46
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+2Tax to Fix NYC SubwayHello monkeys! Was reading this [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-07/de-blasio-proposes-tax-on-wealthy-to-fix-nyc-s-crumbling-subways) on Bloomberg and remembered reading around on WSO on how bad the New York subway was. Here's the important stuff from the...39
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+2Retiring Abroad: Yay or Nay?Hello monkeys, This thread would probably be directed more to our senior monkeys, but nevertheless, I read an [article ](https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/24/one-way-to-finance-the-golden-years-retire-abroad.html)on CNBC about retiring abroad. Here's what they have to say about the...37
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+2Support Staff at Major BrokersMy friend is an independent commercial real estate broker (she literally rents her own office) who does investment purchases and sales, and tenant and landlord leasing representation across most asset types and classes, although about 50% of her business is retail tenant representation. Rather...36
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+2How to name a hedge fundIn case anyone is looking to start a new hedge fund and is still struggling with finding a great name, you're welcome: [click here](http://www.hedgefundnamegenerator.com)36
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+2If you had to buy your own laptop for work which one would you choose? I work for a lower MM bank that has employees provide their own laptops and whatnot. My $500 middle of the road laptop isn’t cutting it. It is generally slow, crashes Microsoft Office a good bit, Internet freezes somewhat often, CapIQ plug-in practically makes the laptop unusable, etc. In...35
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+2Would you pay $26.75 for a movie ticket?Hey monkeys, I just came across [this article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-28/at-26-75-a-movie-ticket-luxury-dunkirk-gives-hollywood-hope) talking about the new movie, Dunkirk on Bloomberg and found it surprising that many people are willing to pay roughly four times the...34
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+2Burnt out/regressing 2nd year banking analyst - Can I regain People's trust?I'm a 2nd year analyst at a mid tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Bank in a fairly well respected group. During my first year, I wasn't the top analyst, but was definitely...33
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+2Career Path to Real Estate Private EquityQuick question. What would be everyone's suggestion for the best career path to end up in real estate private equity for someone starting off? Just graduated from college and want to start somewhere. Real estate development? Real estate acquisitions?32
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+2BMW 428iWhy is the 428i (specifically the gran coupe) so cheap? It seems like a pretty cool car but looks to cost a lot less than other models.31
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+2Raising taxes in order to raise minimum wage -- reasonable solution?[Moon Jae-in envisions a S. Korea whose government has a larger impact on family's lives, namely through increasing household wages and opening up more job opportunities. ](https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-korea-plans-first-corporate-tax-rise-since-1991-1501653603) And how else to do...31
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+2 Wells Fargo Diversity Forum Summer Financial Analyst - Phone interviewHey Everyone, Just received an invitation for Phone Interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> diversity forum. Did anyone else receive the invitation? It say it will be all behavioral....30
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+4How Are Traders Paid?I'm curious to know how are traders paid? I know that traders at hedge funds are paid more than a trader at Goldman's or whatever. But why is that? Is there some type of tier system based on how well they perform stating they will be paid x amount of dollars if the produce x...30
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+2Stumped by 1st Round QuestionTwo companies are identical, except company A has tax rate of 20% while company B has tax rate of 35%. Which has a higher <span class='keyword_link'><a...30
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+3Is Having a Job the Best Life?With the GOP Healthcare fiasco wrapping up, I have been thinking about the outlook of this country and how this will affect the future of this country. Here are some facts with the relevant government data: 1. Since October 2013, Medicaid has added [16.7 million new...30
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+3Starting a Private Equity Fund/FirmI doubt any one here has started a real estate private equity firm, but given my access to some institutional money ($+-200M) I might--MIGHT--be in the process and, to be completely honest, there really aren't any better real estate forums that I'm aware of, so I figured this would be...29
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+2Does doing Investment Banking and Private Equity at junior levels actually prepare you to be a good investor?Most MDs at PE firms and investment professionals at fundamental hedge funds come from an investment banking and PE junior background having to work their way up. But we all know you're just doing a lot of grunt work (running excel models, pitchbooks, creating presentations) - for all the...29
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+2Why Can't Interviewers Call on Time?I have had 3 phone interviews this past week: 1 with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span>, 1 with a boutique, and 1 with a hedge fund/prop <span...27
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+2Are Recessions Good for People's Health?Hey Monkeys,  I just read <a href="http://www.businessdayonline.com/recessions-really-help-people-live-longer-healthier-lives/"> this article about whether or not recessions are good for people's health.</a>  According to several researchers, mortality decreases...27
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1 week 5 days ago
+5Beta Goldman Interview KidDoes anyone know where this dude is now/what he does? I tried LinkedIn but couldn't find him. For those that don't know what I'm talking about: https://streamable.com/csg1o Edit: Read "Allegedly Alpha Goldman Interview Kid"26
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+3Whats your dream physique?I always dreamed of having the body of Christian Rolando and big muscle stature. What about you guys?26
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+3How to study and master yourself as a personOften in life we just go through things without much reflection to understand who we are. Win big at certain tasks, get fired at work, make a lot of money, lose your family, get drunk, excel at certain things exceptionally without much effort, fail miserably at others with a lot of effort,...26
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+3CRE Overtime ActivitiesI have been working overtime (60+ hours a week), for the past couple weeks. With not a lot of extra time and no particular hobbies, I wanted to create a post for those that work longer than normal hours. What is your routine? As someone just getting into this routine, I find it hard to stay...25
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+2Betting on Mayweather vs McGregor: good trade or notVegas odds for: Mayweather win -500 1.2 1/5 McGregor win +375 4.75 15/4 This seems to be ridiculously mispriced to me, anyone here betting on Mayweather win?25
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+2Dear investment bankers: Would you befriend me? (advice needed, please)I am really debating myself whether IB is a suitable career path for me. I love the idea of working hard, learning 24/7, and using every bit of my neurons to produce high quality works that may help my firm win that lucrative deal. I am a technical guy with solid finance knowledge, some decent...25
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+2Home Run in PE & VCIs a good investment one that doubles your money in 3 years? Or is that a home run? We are starting a VC and PE firm to invest in mining startups and I am calibrating my cashflow models so looking for assumptions. Anyone?24
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+2Do acquisitions analysts build models from scratch?Do acquisitions analysts at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>'s, REPE firms, etc. build acquisitions models from scratch or do they mostly use templates? Thanks 24
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+2Top Broker Incentives / PoachingHey guys. Somewhat recently a top broker from our firm jumped ship to another major brokerage. Made me wonder what kind of incentives may be offered to poach a very solid producer. Is it keeping more commissions? Notoriety of being under a CBRE/JLL/Colliers banner? Are there any perquisites that...23
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+2Venture Capital and Growth Equity: Pipeline and Industry in generalI'm wondering if anyone has any insight into getting into VC or growth equity out of undergrad. Is there a proper pipeline to get into one or is it all based on who you know/previous work. I find VC really interesting but from everything I've read, it seems as though to work as an...23
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1 week 17 hours ago
+2help with fcf and nwcwhen calculating <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span>, why do you just add/subtract back changes in networking capital without multiplying it by the tax rate...23
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+3Why are you still trying to break into equity research?I keep seeing all of the posts for people trying to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> - why?! Commissions were down 10-15% last year, firms are closing, and more regulation is...21
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+2Can they fire me at a company I started?Basically we are listing an Investment company on an exchange with 30% management shares (20% locked in for three years). I am trying to consider what kind of situations can lead to that dreaded thing of being fired as a CEO after all my sweat, trying to make sure we structure everything so I...21
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+2Undergrad straight to HF viable?I know the typical career track to HFs involves a stint in banking, but I want to hear from anybody who did it straight out of undergrad. What type of background did you have & any advice to someone trying to do it? A little background on me: I'm a rising junior, currently have...21
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+2Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete21
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+2Why can't I break into Investment Banking? Failed all my interviews!Hi guys, This is the first time that I write a message like that but I hope that I will have your advice. First sorry if my english is not perfect, I am not a native english speaker. I come from a target school in Europe in Finance (Top 3) and graduated with a master 2 in Finance last...20
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+226 Year Old Female to raise $200 million Short Hedge Fund"26-year-old Fahmi Quadir, who expects to raise $200 million at her newly created Safkhet Capital and begin <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> early next year, may face an uphill climb....20
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+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...208 months 12 hours ago
+2Grant CardoneWho is he? Is he legit, or like a Robert Kiyosaki type? I've heard him being mentioned in this forum as legit, so is he a hack or the real deal.20
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+2Should B-schools Pay Students To Complete Their Education Like How Stanford Is Doing?Folks, I was browsing through CNBC today and came across this [article](https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/02/stanford-is-paying-up-to-160000-for-students-to-get-their-mba.html?linkId=40557276 )which said that Stanford was going to pay the $160,000 for tuition and fees for up to three students over...20
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1 week 2 days ago
+2TSA plans to make their Security System more EfficientI know many of us dread those awful long waits at the airport caused by security screens -- especially if you are an avid traveler. That is why I was glad to see this in the news: [the TSA is amping up their...19
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Messed up on one question during J. P. Morgan video interview - am I screwed? I was answering a question, and not realizing that I had no re-do's left, ended the response slightly early. I got my main point across but I essentially stopped mid sentence and didn't close at all. Do you guys think a semi-minor screw up like this will affect me negatively? 17
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+2Identifying RE investment opportunity for your shop ..You know the trends in the market, how to do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial models</a></span>, and where to look for in terms of financing and structuring a deal, But...16
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+2PE Fund Fee QuestionI'm aware the PE funds typically charge management fees on all committed capital from day 1. Is there ever a point at which the basis for the management fees goes up or down? Specifically I'm looking at a fund where they're fully invested 5 years in, but the M2M on their...16
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Quitting Banking to go after CryptocurrenciesHey monkey, I recently read [this](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-25/bankers-ditch-fat-salaries-to-chase-digital-currency-riches) article discussing bankers leaving their jobs in search of cryptocurrency 'gold'. [quote] Richard Liu gave up a seven-figure salary...15
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+2Amazon: $1trn by 2020E?Great video: [Galloway: Amazon Will Be Broken Up](http://ritholtz.com/2017/07/galloway-amazon-will-broken/) predicting that Amazon will be a $1trn company by 2020E, at which point it will be broken up. Thoughts?15
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+2What does it take for a startup HF to succeed?Besides obviously having the knowledge, passion, etc. for the markets and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>, what aspects do you think a startup <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+2Better FO in poor location than BO in NY?Recently I've read that is better <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> position in Madagascar than <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+2Path To Sales for High-Tech Companies?So all of you have stated either that IB isn't for me since I'm chasing money and/or it's not possible from my background. @YungMonc" @UTDFinanceGuy" gave me some AMAZING input about going into sales. I cant be a Quant because I am stupid in Math, can't be an IB...14
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+2Ducera Interview ProcessHi guys, I wanted to ask if anyone has gone through the interview process for Ducera; if so, any information would be greatly appreciated regarding the nature of first-rounds and superdays (e.g. technical v. fit) as well as qualities they seem to be looking for in candidates. Thank you14
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+2Case study modelHi all, Posting in this forum for obvious reasons and hoping this isn't too stupid a question. I'm currently working my way through a real estate case study and I have been tasked with modelling a multi-family apartment asset. Amongst the criteria for the asset is the following...14
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+2Yet Another Wells Fargo ScandalHey monkeys, Wells Fargo is starting to get used to apologizing. It was just disclosed that Wells Fargo & Co. has pushed thousands of car buyers into loan defaults and repossessions by charging them for unwanted insurance. Much of this is pointing to major failure in their "internal...14
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+2NYC living, realistic or a fairy tale?Hi All, I am a recent college grad from semi-target who will be starting at a tier 2 consultancy (Deloitte/Accenture/IBM/OW) next Monday! While there are a lot of helpful threads on WSO about finding a place to live, cost of living, and overall happiness while working, I wanted some help for my...14
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+2Does anyone have anything on Two Sigma Private Investments Anyone here knows anything about Two Sigma Private Investments? It's the quant fund's pe/credit arm. Their website is very simple with no information on portfolio companies or investments. The fund apparently is not open to outside investors and invests with Two Sigma's...14
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+2Analysts and Associates at Boutiques-MM IBs/PE funds, do you mind being cold messaged on LinkedIn?I have been messaging quite a few analysts and associates with strong response rates, but I don't know how they feel about this. Would you prefer if I reached out to you via email? Does this come across as a little unconventional/unprofessional? Again, due to the relatively high response...14
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+2For corporate finance role, how do you usually do new business analysis?For corp finance role, how do you usually do new business analysis? Another question: how do you usually calculate hurdle rate?13
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+2Should I transfer out of Colgate?As the title says, I'm considering transferring out of Colgate University and would like to know my chances for certain schools as well as general information regarding transferring. I am currently a rising sophomore with a 3.8 gpa. My SAT score was a 2100 when I took it(Jr. Year of...13
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+2Why is Goldman Sachs considered the most prestigious of all investment banks?Personally I think J.P Morgan is more prestigious, and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> suddenly got powerful after 2008.13
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+2First Look At Telsa Model 3 InteriorTesla has released photos of the model 3s interior, and the first thing you notice is that there is not a single button or knob. Everything is controlled through a 15 inch touch screen display. This seriously looks gorgeous, but I feel that it is not very practical that you have to take your...13
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+22017 Investment Banking Analyst BonusesFellow Monkeys, Anybody have any data points on IB analyst bonuses for 2017. Firm: XXX Year: XXX Bucket: XXX Amount (USD): XXX13
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+2What does AM with a LifeCo/bank entail?Hey all, What is AM like on the debt side? Is it boring as shit and just making sure your designated portfolio of loan payments are coming in from properties running as planned? 13
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+2Need to get Acquisition JobHello All, I really want to get into purchasing my own deals however I don't have the experience to do so. I have about $600k I can get my hands on however I don't want to put it out there without acquiring the knowledge I feel I need. I live in Carlsbad, CA (basically San Diego...12
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+2Tech Firm Corp Finance Interview Question: How can you allocate resources of developers to various productsHi All, I was asked a question in Tech firm corp finance role. The interviewer asked how i can allocate software engineers resources to various prod. say why should we invest more engineers to this product and less to another prod. Thank you for all thoughts from talents here.12
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+2Just started at AM, a bit lost on the valuation sideHey guys, As I mentioned in the title, I just recently started at a boutique AM which has 500 AUM. After going through the FS of the company, listening to conf. calls, presentations etc. I have a hard time coming up with the right valuation - the technical side of it and how to price in...12
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+2Which EU MSF programs are realistic?Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of direction as to which European (London and Continental) pre-experience Masters degrees I should apply to. Here is my background: -3.3 GPA (school known for grade deflation, but still a fuck-up), have not yet taken <span...11
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+2Why does Trump get Credit for Economy?I'm sure if you've heard Donald Trump speak for more than 5 minutes you've heard him talk about the rising stock market coupled with vast economic growth. And not unlike the comments of other politicians, he attributes the entirety of the economy's success to himself. I...11
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+2Community college or University I do not want to attend?So I've been freaking out the past week or so over how I do not want to go to the school I'd be attending in the fall.. As of now I <abbr title="asset management ">am</abbr> going to U of Arizona to study finance but I'm not too excited to be going there and...10
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+2Michael Flynn in PE? Former national Security Adviser Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm called **Resilient Patriot LLC**. The firm specializes in advising private equity firms. Prior to working in the Trump Administration, Flynn was a consultant for the PE firm Francisco Partners. Flynn was also an...10
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+2IB Interview Question- 50% Cash 50% Debt DealHow would you answer a question like this: walk me through the three financial statements when a company acquires another company for 50% cash 50% debt. I know this is a merger model type question, but how would this work theoretically.10
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+2Best NY Boutique IB firms for Sophomores? Non-diversity, rising sophomore. Currently go to school in NY and wanted to gain some more exposure on IB after a freshman summer at a PE firm, and wondering if anyone can recommend NY boutique IB firms that accept sophomore <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+2Please rip apart my PE/VC information Memorandum (attached)Hi all, we are listing a SPAC that focuses 100% on Mining companies. The model is simply a listed PE/VC firm. Find attached our Memorandum and rip me apart like a Monkey. Tell me the fund is terrible and advise me where you can, I really respect the wealth of experience in this form. In the...10
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+2Real Estate Investment BankingIncoming Senior at Target Non-Ivy looking to enter REIB. What are some groups that should be on my radar, whether it be RE groups at BBs or more boutique firms. Relatedly, if my end goal is REPE, is REIB the most logical first step or should I be looking into AM at a bank or REPE firm. Any...10
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+2Advice for Incoming FreshmanHello All, This fall, I will be a freshman at the University of Chicago, where I currently plan to double major in Economics and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. This is my first time starting a thread on this site (and my second posting anything at all). However, in the spirit of...9
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+2CMG a buy at $336?It has taken a tumble over the deathcross. IMO it is an over reaction to one incident. If it holds at $336/share, is it a buy? Would like to hear thoughts. 9
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+2Kill my CVI just finished my first CV draft. I´m planning on applying for a spring week insight. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could criticise it. Also, I´m wondering if I should include that I used to tutor for free. Here it is: http://docdro.id/Ac8dSvq9
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+2William Blair Pre-Interview Koru ScreeningHas anyone completed the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> Kora pre-interview? What is the format? How did it go? Do I need to have a webcam for it?9
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1 week 23 hours ago
+2Real Estate Development Post-MBA Compensation PackageFellow monkeys, After scouring everywhere with little results I figured I'd ask here. What does the post-MBA comp package at the top real estate developers look like (think Hines, Trammel Crow, etc.)? * Salary Range * Deal Participation * Signing Bonus? * Year-end...9
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+2Cass MSc Finance (Corp Finance) vs LSE Economic History vs Warwick FinanceI know is a just seen topic but the others are getting really older. So I'm facing with this big doubt. I'm working on my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> but I have to...9
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...94 months 1 week ago
+2Online Excel VBA CoursesDo you guys have any recommendations for an online VBA course? I see there are YouTube tutorials and cheap programs, but I want the good stuff. Anyone have any strong recommendations?9
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+2The next iPhone has no Home Button?Hey monkeys, I know that we are a couple months away from the announcement of the 2017 iPhone, so just out of curiosity, I have been reading up on a [leak](https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/07/16/iphone-8-design-camera-specs-price-release/#7704b77052f4) of the next iPhone's...9
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+2Resi Agents that Dabble in CRE We have all seen it before. Resi agents that take on office or shopping center listings. Despite me never seeing a Resi agent list a Class A asset I still find it a bit ridiculous when I see them take on this jack of all trades position to listing properties rather than referring it over to a...9
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+2In need of some resume feedbackHey, I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target trying to get an IB internship next spring/summer and will be applying to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Soph SA programs soon too....8
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+2Jeff Bezos is no longer the World's Richest Person.A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. Shares of the online retailer fell 0.7 percent to $1,046 at 4 p.m. in New York, after climbing as high...8
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+280-85% chance at HBS/GSB?Apparently, there is a profile that will give you an 80-90% chance at schools like HBS/GSB/Wharton: 750+ GMAT 3.8 GPA Ivy League undergraduate degree Work experience at GS or McK Extracurricular includes alumni involvement and very active participation in an ethnic identity...8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Rialto capital CMBSI have an interview with Rialto for their CMBS analyst position in Miami and was wondering if you guys have any insight regarding the interview process. Also, are there a lot of technical questions?8
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+2Paper LBO TimingHi guys, For those of you who've been through PE recruiting - how long does it typically take you to do a paper <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> (a full paper LBO, inclusive...7
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+2Wells Fargo SA 2018 online applicationDoes anyone know how the online app for Wells works? I’ve had 2 bankers put me in contact with a few recruiters and would like to go ahead and submit my resume to hr/online. When I put in the code I don’t see anything. Anyone know how this works? Is it going to be like ft with a one day...7
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Is Google Turning too Personal?Apparently Google has decided to completely overhaul its search engine app on smart phones by adding a new personalized feed. The feed consists of links about hobbies, sports, news; I'm starting to find this a bit too similar to social media. This new Google offering is called...7
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+2It's been 3 weeks since an interview, should I follow-up?It has been 3 weeks since my interview, and I am starting to get anxious. I have had 3 rounds of interviews so far, and during the last round they said that would probably bring me in for a 4th. They also told me that they are not in a hurry to make a decision and it could drag out until late...7
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+2Worth transferring? (OSU to UMich)Hello WSO! I made a post about this about 7 months ago, but things have changed and I am in dire need of advice. I am a rising sophomore at Ohio State in the business school looking to go into consulting, while also looking at IB. I am considering transferring to Michigan. I understand...6
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+2Jefferies SF Tech Over BB?Does anyone have info about this group? Specifically interested in recent exit opps into PE/VC and deal flow since they hired all these Big time MDs from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> Tech about a year ago. ...6
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+2Wynn Drops 6% Despite Earnings BeatToday, casino resort developer Wynn fell 6% after releasing Q2 earnings. Wynn beat estimates for revenue and earnings however the stock still dropped significantly. The price drop is explained as "mass market softness", does anyone know what this means and how it impacted the price so...6
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+2Any sophomore spots still open for application?Hey guys. I am Asian therefore not eligible for the diversity programs; I realize it is quite late in the process but I was just wondering if anyone knows of positions that rising sophomores(will be sophomore this fall) can apply to for Summer 2018. I just applied to <span...6
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+2Equities Trading Citi vs BAMLHi guys - am considering offers between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span>...6
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+2William Blair Pre- interview assessment Hey Monkeys, Did anyone else receive the pre-interview assessment (Koru) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>? If how did it go and if anyone heard anything back after...6
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+2Adding Fall 2017 Politics Internship to Resume for SA 2018 Recruiting? Hi everyone, I'll be starting a politics and public affairs internship this semester as a junior. My questions is: should I already add this to my resume? A lot of recruiting for SA 2018 positions will be well underway by the beginning of my internship. After getting my resume reviewed...6
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+2CFA is now on June 23rd in 2018Is anyone else pissed that CFAI moved the exams back to the end of June? Apparently the move was solely because it conflicted with Ramadan. 6
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+2Cornell online certificate programhttps://www.ecornell.com/certificates/hospitality-and-foodservice-management/hotel-real-estate-investments-and-asset-management/#_ Is this something worth considering as someone in undergrad from a non-target? 6
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+2Computer Science?Is computer science a good degree to get to be flexible if you don't get into the finance world with it? 6
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+2Maximizing Credit Card RewardsStarting at a bay area based practice this week, and I want to get a personal credit card that will help me maximize my points I'll receive from traveling for projects (my group travels a decent amount.) I currently have a Discover Student Card and a Platinum Corporate Amex. Sorry this...5
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+2Preferred Vs JV EquityWanted to see if anyone had current terms on preferred equity quotes? Looking at a value add (via lease up) office play in a secondary submarket in Greater Los Angeles. Roughly $15M equity required at closing. Typical JV guys are saying they like the strategy and return metrics, but given...5
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+2What should someone expect for an off-cycle internship in a regional boutique?Hey guys, as the title says, what are some interview questions that someone would expect for an interview at a regional boutique (presumably for an off-cycle internship?) Thank you very much.5
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+2If I need a working visa, does that disqualify me from applying to Full-time IB at JPM London location? I have Canadian work permit, not UK and I want to apply to 2018 FT IB in London, does that disqualify me immediately? Generally, how does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> deal with applicants who arent...5
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+2Private Equity: Booth vs. ColumbiaWas going to apply to HBS, Wharton, Booth and Columbia (Round 1). Debating dropping Columbia and keeping Booth. Does anyone have recent thoughts (last threads are from 2014) on Booth vs. Columbia? **Personal Stats/Career History:** - Top Tier Undergrad (3.8 GPA) in NYC - Middle Market...5
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+2How does recruiting work at smaller firms?So for BBs, I know that if you are a target school, there will be a dedicated alumni team that looks at your resume. But does anyone know how it works at boutiques or MM banks? Any analysts here currently doing recruiting? For example, if I want to apply to a boutique but there are only 2-3...5
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+2Getting through L2 - CFA AdviceFor those of you who passed L1 of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> - congratulations. Now that results have been out for a week, I thought I would share what worked...5
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+2Do you watch Mad Money?Hey Monkeys,  I haven't watched Mad Money in a while, but yesterday I watched Mad Money. I thought the show was fairly interesting. I did some research on Cramer and he was a former <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+3Why are there idiots on here wanting to work for boiler rooms?From the past couple of days i've been seeing nothing but similar threads about people wanting to work for boiler rooms. People wanting to work for boiler rooms is like a person wanting to pick a Boutique over <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+2Networking : Follow Up e-mailHey everyone, I am kinda confused if I should email my contact again or just let it go. So I e-mail alumni at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, there was no response for the...5
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+2Coil Flip QuestionIf a coin has both sides as heads, what's the probability it will land on heads? I was asked this in an interview.5
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+2WSO Series 7 Exam Prep LaunchedFellow WSO Members, I'm happy to announce that we have launched a new Series 7 training course today! Take a look here and let me know what you think please: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/series-7-exam-prep-course-finra Happy to answer any questions or listen to any...4
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+2How to deal with the Disability SectionSo I am a Type I Diabetic, which means that if my blood glucose levels are not properly monitored I can have seizures. It is very different than type II and is considered a chronic disease. This hasn't happened to me in years and was really only a major concern when I was a child. When...3
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+23.9 GPA (in a useless major) from an Ivy League school. How do I break into consulting?....................................................................................................2
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+2Morgan Stanley Interview Prep WebinarIs this a generic email that everyone got? Just wondering Is this a generic email that everyone got? Just wondering1
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+2Lazard SF Summer 2018 1st RoundJust got notified to interview for first round at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> SF. What can one expect from their <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...14 months 14 hours ago
+2In the near future, what will be the fastest growing Asset Classes and practices in the financial industry?The PE/buyout and high yield boom in the 80s, the Asset Backed Securities and Prop-Trading boom pre-2008, and more recently the rise of Quantitative strategies - these are some examples of fast growing asset classes or practices within the finance industry that made some people very...1
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+2HBS MBA: The Golden Passport[Duff McDonald](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_McDonald) wrote a book about the Harvard Business School, its history and influence called [The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School](https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062347179/thebigpictu09-20). Below an interesting summary of...03 weeks 3 days ago
+3How can I turn $10k into $20k? Or maybe $30k?I have around $<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> to blow. I've traded securities which has been fun but stressful and I've made my money so I don't want to mess with it anymore....65
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+1Was not afforded good opportunity and parents fucked up my life--am i perpetually fucked for life?am I i work at a shit company and make shit salary of 56K. 27 years old. i i take adhd drugs which helps a lot. the thing is: parents sent me to shit college even though they are so rich. forced me to live at home and i became very depressed. no friends. i worked hard in high school to...51
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+3Poker Tips?Hey guys, So I was invited by a distant family friend to come over and play poker. By the way he mentioned it, I don't think this is going to be a 1-on-1 game, so this might be a good networking opportunity. He's been around the finance world, and as of a couple of years ago was...49
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+5Three Stages of LifeWas talking to some folks the other day at lunch that were in their 60s and looking back reflecting on their careers. Both men had started companies and sold them for north of $100mm. I was trying to get some advice from them and also see if they were interested in backing one of my ideas. ...35
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+3Just got back results from Ancestry and....OK I got back results from Ancestry and according to my family tree I had a black great, great, etc etc grandfather from a really long time ago. They said I am 1/16th black. Am I allowed to attend URM recruiting? I can print out the family tree and show it to recruiters but idk31
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+3Girlfriend facing 100K+ Student debt...stay or leaveI know I'll get a lot of predictable responses to this but was wondering how you would all handle this situation. Been dating this girl for a year and a half and we're getting very close to the "moving in together" stage. Once at that point, marriage isn't too far ahead....26
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+1Is Networking Better Than Doing A MSF Program?I recently looked at resume books from a couple of msf programs and going through USC's book (link attached below), the placements seemed pretty poor to be completely honest. Only like 2 people went to a BB afterwards (DB NY ER & GS SLC ER), 2-3 in no-name er roles, and 2-3 in no-name...26
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+1Marucs & Millichap a step below CBRE/JLL/C&W?Scrolling through articles on here, I always notice that companies like Marcus & Millichap, SVN, Savills Studley are always considered a tier below the CBRE/JLL/C&W. How would you guys who have maybe had experience working in some of these shops say they line up and compare? When I think...25
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+1Is New York's Housing Market Undervalued?Hey monkeys, Just read up on [an article](https://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2017/07/19/new-york-is-one-of-the-most-undervalued-housing-markets-of-2017-yes-really/#77462fc1137d) from Forbes stating that New York's housing market is undervalued by 10.4%, which is second on the...24
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+1Scaramucci is the New Communications Director for the Trump AdministrationHey Monkeys,  You all probably heard that Sean Spicer is out of the Trump administration, but Anthony Scaramucci is in.  According to this article, <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-07-21/scaramucci-now-at-white-house-has-unfinished-business-in-china">...22
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+1How would you approach alumni on LinkedIn?Hello guys so I am basically trying to network with some alumni in order to increase my chances of securing some work experience for next summer. My method until now has been to message them introducing myself and saying that I was interested in the field they work at. However, this has not been...22
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+2Pls suggest who is intersting person to followWho is intersting people to follow in social media to get insights? who is real rising star? looking to follow several new guys, like Musk 10 years ago. pls suggest21
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+1Anyone heard of CFI: Corporate Finance Institute?Here's the legit looking website: https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/careers/how-to-job-guides/ Anyone with a first-hand experience with this website? Thanks, Yasir21
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+1Withdrawing and Starting a New ProfileHi, I'm in a bit of a conundrum. A few weeks ago I was slated to start volunteering for a local lawyer with a set start date. Upon the advice of my parents I chose to include the volunteering as something I was going to start on my resume. I applied to <span...19
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+1Wearing expensive watches in the office?What are your views on wearing expensive watches in the work place, both in finance and non finance professions? I have a watch that was given to me as a present and it costs around the $70000 mark. Its my favourite watch and it means so much to me. I want to wear it to work however I...19
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+1Some thoughts on Linkedin: should we all become Linkedin LIONs?Hello monkeys, Some of us may already be familiar with the term Linkedin LION (Linkedin Open Networker). Here is a full description from Linkedin: [quote] Being a LION means you are willing to accept any invitation you receive and increase your number of connections. It also helps you...19
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+1Do I have a shot at M7?Dear friends, I'm sincerely asking for your advice, feel free to share your thoughts. I'm currently working in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> division at...19
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+1Where do you buy clothes from?Just curious where are some good spots to buy some work clothes and what types of things to invest in. Also, places where you get your everyday casual crap are welcome too. Not a big fan of shopping but I need some things.19
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+1How to say no to my Boss?When I started my internship this summer, I thought it would be a good idea to jump on every little task that was thrown my way. I think most people, myself included, would agree that working as hard as you can contributes to making the best impression. And while I think it may have been useful...18
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+1Thoughts on Startups after B-School?Hey monkeys, Recently ran across this article that says "more than a third of the MBA graduates at Stanford and MIT started companies within three years of their commencement". [quote] At one school after another, the rates of entrepreneurship within the three-year window are three...18
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+1Backing out of M7 for new jobHey guys. So I applied last year to a few M7's and got into more than one program. I put my deposit down for one of them and as you guys know, classes start soon in the Fall. However, I recently got a VP position at a new firm which is with a group of guys I respect and enjoy...18
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+1Private Equity offer after Undergrad or IB recruiting I am a rising junior and have been preparing for months for IB recruiting season. I had an internship at a LMM PE shop this summer and have been networking and studying all summer to prepare for a banking internship. Now that IB recruiting season is here and my internship is wrapping up, I have...18
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+1Materials for Starting the JobHello everyone, I'm going to be starting in PE soon, and I was curious if anyone has any presentations/materials that will help me get up to speed on the job. I'm looking for something along the lines of a training manual that an entry level associate would get. I already got...18
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+1How would you grade Obama's presidency?Any metric scale is fine (A-F, 1-10, 1-100, etc.). His approval ratings are obviously positive at this point, but I am curious to hear some monkeys' thoughts about his administration and its legacy. Just to get the ball rolling, these are a few questions that I think are relevant: What...18
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+1Leather Strapped Watches?I don't really dig my Gold Seiko (automatic) anymore. It just gives off a "I'm a broke kid with a gold PLATED watch." I need some suggestions on classier watches. Is leather strapped the way to go? I just love how it wraps around the wrist and is so flush, can't get that...17
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+1Finished Goldman Sachs HirevueHey guys, was just wondering if you guys could share your thoughts or advice. I just finished, and I'm so nervous. Best of luck getting to the next round.17
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+1Titles at Citi vs BAML vs Morgan StanleyHi, I wanted to ask for some advice from folks who have worked in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+1Is Amazon as Bad as Walmart?I just read an article from Business Insider that I thought you guys might like. One of the passages that could summarize the piece goes as follows. [quote] While <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon"...17
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+1Columbia or Wharton for undergradIf you had just been accepted to either school, which one would you choose. Is Columbia's OCR scene that much worse than Wharton's?17
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+1How do some people manage to get so many Instagram followers?**Other than celebs (small scale or A-list) and insanely hot girls that is. ** I know of guys who have over a thousand Instagram followers, get tons of likes on their photos, and seem to have an overall appealing account on there. It isn't like they are purchasing phony followers from...16
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+1Venezuela's Inevitable DefaultVenezuela is close to defaulting in the midst of its financial crisis. On Monday, the now chaotic country owns $251 million to bondholders. This is happening after the country's attorney general was kicked out and a new legislature took power. [quote] Experts anticipate that Venezuela...16
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+1AirBNB (etc) modelingHey Gang, Do any of you know how, first or second hand, how you realistically look at rents and would do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> for a 5-10 year hold on a property....16
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+1Internship+ Working+ School Stress city!Good Evening fellow chimps, Facing turbulent times and I could use some advice. I am attending Tulane with only one internship (assistant to a Financial Adviser) under my belt. I am currently getting kicked out of my parents place so I will have to work part time to support myself. Has...16
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+1Chance met at UPenn Wharton Full-Time MBATop 20 US News, 3.7 GPA Big 4 Accounting - two years experience Looking to lateral into sexier job for next two years before applying (any ideas on what will help?) 700 <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+1How many of you give damn about politics?At the end of the day after so many hours of work, how many of you actually care about politics to the point where you make it a focal point of your life - call your self upside down leftist or who gives a hoo haa right wing conservative. 16
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+1Why is it bad to join a hedge fund right out of college instead going the 2 years and out route?Title is everything, I have seen countless of threads of people asking for advice to join hedge funds right out of undergrad without any IB experience but to get shut down saying its a completely bad choice.16
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+1Am I being underpaidA little bit of background on myself: Graduated from b-school (semi-target) and one year masters program in business from a target. I have some relative <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+1Intern who developed great method for sourcing deal flow. How do I leverage this into a PE or IB (M&A) Role?I have developed a proprietary deal sourcing technique. It works really well. MD's are terrible at business dev. I want to move to another bank and be valued for bringing in valuable deals. What can I do? I focus on ADG and <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+1Best Budget Watches (<$100-$250)Hello monkeys, I am currently in the market for a new watch and am looking for one that is slightly more classy than the one I have atm (Skagen) yet can wear with a lot of stuff. What do you think are some quality watches for those ballin' on a budget? Here's a list of some that I was...15
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+1Big Difference in Brokerage Shops?Is there a big difference on who does the deals for owners/investors? In terms of cold calling? Reason why I ask: I currently work in an assistant role for one of the big shops (JLL/CB/C&W etc) and have always had the goal to become a CRE broker. I recently applied and might be getting an...15
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+1How to approach being fired?Hi all, I'd like some professional advice from you all. Recently I got hired to work as a waiter but could not survive the training period (as I found out when I was told I had to leave). This was my first ever job so I had no prior work experience in any form to help me if I made...15
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+1The Future of Netflix now that Disney has leftHey monkeys, Just recently Walt Disney decided to pull its content away from Netflix. Why is this important? This move by Disney may be marking a major shift in the future of media consumption. [quote] Disney, which reported fiscal third-quarter earnings Tuesday, said it will end its deal...15
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+1MS Finance vs MS StatisticsI'm about to go for a Masters in Finance degree but am currently at a crossroads between an MSF and going for a Masters in Stats/Applied Stats instead. I have a bachelors in Economics with economic consulting experience. In the future I'm interested in getting into <span...15
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+1Scaramucci FiredIt looks like the Trump administration is (still) the gift that keeps on giving (to the media): [quote]WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his job as communications director, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three...15
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+1Which MSF programs should I aim for?23 years old. I will be graduating in spring '18, but plan to start applying for grad schools by october of this year. With the following info that I have provided below, which MSF programs do you think I would have a good chance of getting into? From the U.S. and attend a no name...15
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+1wso account blocked! what to do next? Hey, my other account on WSO got blocked. I wrote an email from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/frequently-asked-questions">FAQ</a></span> but still it hasnt been unblocked since a few days. What to do next? 15
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+1Investing my summer intern salary I made around $8000 as a Finance Intern. I want to invest this money, I don't trade what should I do?15
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+1Advice for an unconventional break into IBI've been lurking for quite a while and finally decided to post. I've read many other posts that have given me a lot of insight into some of my questions, but none quite as specific to my situation as I would have hoped for. I'm hoping you guys can shed some light on what the best...14
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+1Learning about the Real Estate Venture Capital industryMy background is in commercial real estate where I am currently an analyst for a bank doing commercial loans and debt capital market functions. The real estate has always lagged behind, but as someone who's kind of a tech nerd, I've noticed the last few years have really taken a turn...14
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+1Rising Senior with Low low GPA.. Moves from here?Hello, Currently looking to see where I stand and how to proceed from here. Non-Target Big State School. 1. 2.75 GPA (Horrible I know. Was ok ~3.2 and then mother passed). Currently taking Summer classes, should be able to get to 2.8/2.9 by the end of Summer. 3.0 hopefully at least by end...14
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+1Is ESPN just annoying now?Does anyone feel this way about ESPN these days? Every show talks about the same thing, they try very hard to be "bro-ish" and their unrelenting liberal narrative. 14
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+1Post MBA Visa sponsorship - US or UKHey all, I'm an international applicant to the Fall '18 MBA program of Columbia and LBS and I intend to remain and work in the country where I study. I was curious what the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa"...14
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+1Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates as World's Richest PersonA surge in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon.com</a></span> Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the...14
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+1Alumnus offered to pass resume along... Did he forget?Early last week I reached out to an alumnus for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> and we had a great conversation. He was a lot of help and he offered to pass my resume along to some...14
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+1JPM Application misspelled nameHi all - I just realized that I misspelled my legal name on my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> IB application that I already submitted. I have already gotten 1st round phone interview and video interview...14
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+1You're a college junior with $25MM and an IBD offer. Would you take it?I'm curious, because I've seen posts on here and on M&I that say the truly rich ($20MM+) don't go into IB to start their careers, and others that say they do. Would you still be a monkey for two years, or would you take a different path (possibly involving boats and supermodels)?14
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+1What is the worst thing you can say to a coworker?I want to hear what you think is the worst thing you can say to a coworker. I want to hear what goes through your mind when you're working and you can hear your coworkers yelling across the office. I want to hear every comeback you wish you could say to your coworker or boss, but you...14
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+1Corp Dev Deal FlowFor those of you in corp dev, what is your deal flow like in a given year? How many teasers, CIMs, management meetings, and closed transactions? Edit: I guess it would be appropriate to include my personal experience. We're looking at maybe 5 CIMs in a month and meeting with a...14
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+1The Path of Least Resistance into ConsultingProfile - I work at a fortune 500 telecom and I chose a regional part time MBA program. Here were my reasons. First, cost, my Post 9-11 GI Bill covers 60% of tuition and fees (15 Years Army Reserve Officer). My company covers 15-20% give or take, which left me to finance the remaining 25%. I am...13
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+1PE vs HF L/S equity - which one is harder to excel in?Hi all, I am coming from PE background (associate now after 5 years experience) and am considering my options to continue with PE or move into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...13
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+1How to Maximize Profit Given 1,000 Eggs?Got this question in an interview....how would you answer this question? I thought about it in terms of valuation (market prices for eggs, see historically how eggs have sold, etc.) but curious to get your thoughts.13
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+1i need some advice...hello, im a finance student just finished my second year successfully i was supposed to do some training (at a bank) during the summer but things didnt work the way i expected (they lied to me) and i cant find another cause its too late. so now im sitting at home with nothing to do and it...13
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+1Resume without a skills sectionWould it be bad to have a resume without a skills section? I realize I don't really have any skills besides microsoft office...13
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+1Toronto vs New York CityRecently faced with this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/9-reasons-to-leave-new-york-for-toronto_us_58094c97e4b099c434319388 What do you guys think about this cities?13
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+1Military Veteran seeking advice, passionate about a career in real estate and developement Brand new to this website-all advice is appreciated: I am 28 years old, recently separated from active duty as an Air Force Intelligence Officer with experience in data and event analysis. I have <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+14 Months and Nothing!I've been interviewing for 4 months and I still have yet to secure a job with a developer or repe firm. This is getting very discouraging. I've gotten to only 2 final round interviews only to be told that they are going with a different candidate. I don't know where I'm going...13
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+1Best grad programs for real estate? Hi all, I am a senior at a public (flagship) school in the midwest (not a particularly well known one). Finance major. GPA is good. Have always been interested in real estate and have taken classes in it, learned relevant modeling, gotten my license and sold some residential (basically just...13
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+1Are these entry levelLooking at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> for full time. Do you think any of these positions are available for someone coming from an internship at another AM firm? The...12
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+1Urine Drug test No smokey weed and 7 months I smoked 2 Blunts with a friend yesterday am I screwd If I got test.....12
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+2Morgan Stanley Menlo Park Tech Interviews?Starting a short discussion on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Menlo Park recruiting. I know that many people have received (myself included) an email from their recruiting team. It said that we're under...12
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+1B-Schools with Case Study MethodThe Harvard Business School is well known for its case-study method of teaching. I was wondering if any other top tier b-schools are also known for this as I think this is the best way to learn. I've read that it's been adapted by other top business schools, but is that universal for...12
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+1How to determine fair EBITDA multiple for nano-micro cap companies?Say I am looking into the healthcare space (general for simplicities sake). I find a company I want to acquire and their <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+1Is it too late to start studying CFA?I plan on taking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 this year but started a new job and didn't get started as early as I'd like. At this point do you...12
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2 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Will Looking Middle Eastern / Mediterranean & Having A Non-Western Name Ruin Job Prospects? The title asks it all. I know it sounds stupid, but I'm honestly curious. My name is Arda. I'm originally from Turkey / Cyprus. I look like a typical Mediterranean guy with black hair, tanned skin (I'm caucasian on paper, but according to most people I'm sorta in between...12
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Good Questions to Ask Over A Cold Call?Hey monkeys, so here's the situation. I have a cold call with a VC partner based up in Boston in two days. We first connected over LinkedIn (since we had a few mutual connections) and since I would like to actually get to know them and have a working relationship, I cold emailed them and...12
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3 days 11 hours ago
+1Ownership in your AM FirmI work in a privately owned AM shop and own shares in the company, buying more every year. They pay fat dividends, but their value is based on AUM, meaning I have something similar to market downside. Over time, I'll be sold so many shares in the firm that they will eventually represent...12
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Stuggling With Behaviorals - Would Appreciate TipsHey guys, I am a rising junior studying <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> but realized that I would much rather work in Finance. I had a phone interview last Friday.... and it went terribly. I haven't had...12
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1 Alternative route to Hedge Fund?Hey guys, I'm curious about the possible paths taken to get into a Hedge Fund. I understand that some of the common paths include IBD>HF or ER>HF or sales>HF. Depending on how my applications go, I may initially need to start out in accounting before making the move to IBD/ER (I...12
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Summer Analysts: How Much Are You Saving?This goes to past, present and future SA's. How much do you guys plan on saving from your paycheck? I know this is a slightly difficult question for those of you who may not know your living expenses, but for those of you that have been doing it, or have already done it, what have/did you...12
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1More cash = higher WACC?Companies A and B are identical EXCEPT Company A has more cash on its <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet</a></span>. As far as I understand, this means that Company A has a higher...12
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Suit / BizCasual Pants Hey all, started a gig as an analyst and need to buy some suit / business casual pants. Strong preference toward noniron/stretch, and also looking for <$60 apeice. I have one pair of Bonobos weekday warrior which I love, but they're a bit out of my price range to buy many of. (Trying to...12
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6 days 23 hours ago
+1History as a Double MajorRising sophomore at a decent school (Cal/Virginia/Mich) and I am planning on being in the undergrad business school (finance major). I want to do a double major and right now, I want to do it in statistics out of practicality, but I have always been interested in history (have already taken 2...11
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2 days 22 hours ago
+1Citi Phone ScreenCan someone please give any tips on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> phone screen? I'm a liberal arts student (Econ) and don't know how heavy they are going to be on technicals and what not. 11
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1The next Game of ThronesHey Monkeys, Since Game of Thrones only has one more season, I'm curious as to what you feel the next Game of Thrones will be? I'm hopeful that Westworld season two is as interesting as the first. What show do you believe will become the next mainstream show? This way I can find...11
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2 days 16 hours ago
+1Can foreign military veterans apply for "veteran" programs in IB?I know this might be a stupid question but I really had to ask. While I was searching up different positions just for the sake of looking up, I found out about these veterans programs where if you were part of the military you can apply. Well, I know it might be obvious to assume that when...11
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6 days 2 hours ago
+1Getting Noticed with a High GPA from a Non-TargetHello, I just finished up my first year with a 3.9 GPA as a quantitative finance (hardest major at school) and math double major. I didn't get the best grades early on in HS and ended up at a non-target school (top 50 business school) despite high SAT scores, and worry about my chances...11
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Real Estate internshipI am going into my junior year at a small liberal arts school and want to go into CRE and maybe REPE. I already have an internship at a top residential <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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4 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Is it ok to take a break from studying for the GMAT?I recently graduated from college and begin work on July 28th. I have studied for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> for the past month and a half, and took them yesterday and got a...11
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Rising Sophomore at non-target with a 3.8 GPA. Resume feedback is much appreciated.Please feel free to roast my resume. I am in the process of applying to MM and Boutiques in MPLS/CHICAGO11
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1 week 2 hours ago
+1Is it possible to live a normal life?Without having people say "stop being a pussy" and blah blah... is it possible for people who get in the IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> world, to...11
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Real Estate Finance & Investments: Risks and Opportunities-Lineman bookHi all, anybody here have Real Estate Finance & Investments: Risks and Opportunities by Lineman book-third or fourth edition and willing to sell for a discount? Would really appreciate it! I am not able to find a pdf online. Thank you!11
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4 days 20 hours ago
+1Leasing roof space/excess spaceDoes anyone have experience leasing roof space to cell companies for towers, or other revenue generating schemes? Curious as to how the process works, what the process looks like, and how to assess feasibility. Cell towers are just an idea, anything else is cool too11
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Wardrobe upgradeHey all, Need some insight on updating my wardrobe. I'm a brokerage associate for a large bank, so no need to be extremely fashionable. However, I want to look presentable considering my role is largely client facing. I'm a recent graduate, so I intend to have a more conservative...11
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4 days 4 hours ago
+1Anyone own Bitcoin?I currently have two small positions in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Anyone else own any digital currencies? Any thoughts in general about them?11
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2 days 21 hours ago
+1Info interview: "I rec. connecting with others in your network"Hey guys, so i'm probably over-thinking this but this is what happened and wanted to know your guys's thoughts: I reached out to someone at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...11
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Wait until I begin future internship or apply now? I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target setting my sights on 2018 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Sophomore SA. Applications for many banks have already opened. Should I apply...11
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3 weeks 19 hours ago
+1Thoughts on Starbucks' Decision to Close Down Teavana's Retail Stores?Hey Monkeys, I just read this <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/starbucks-teavana-stores-are-the-latest-casualty-at-the-mall-2017-07-28"> article on Starbuck's decision to close all of the Teavana retail locations.</a> Below are the key takeaways from the...11
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1How Do I Pay Taxes On Equity When It Is Most of My Income?I'm pretty sure vested equity counts as income to the IRS. So WTF am I supposed to do if equity makes up 50%+ of my total income in a low CoC market? Doesn't the IRS know that selling a <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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2 days 18 hours ago
+1Help for Stern Admit: Management Consulting or non-Ibanking career?Hello, I have received an admit from NYU Stern for the FT program. I am not sure if I want to get into investment banking given that I am married and it would take a toll on my family life. Management consulting is one of the options. For class of 2014 28% got full-time jobs in consulting...11
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Comp for Different Types of CRE LendingThis information may exist out there, but I haven't been able to find it effectively. What is really the difference in comp between these different types of CRE lenders? My understanding is that life co's and <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Advice on "Why banking" and "Why tech" questions please Hi folks, I recently graduated from a non-target school and am preparing for a phone interview with a boutique tech M&A firm in the Silicon Valley( ~15 people) next week. I am expecting a "Why banking" and "Why tech" question, which is normal for a tech <span...11
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1DB vs. Evercore vs. Guggenheim for IB SAWhich is better in terms of culture, pay, and exit ops? Positions are all in NYC. Having a hard time comparing. Thanks!11
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Interviewing with tech bank that I have no interest inHave an interview with a bank focused on tech but i have absolutely 0 interest in the tech industry. How should I go about this interview? Should I just fake interest or should I admit that I don't really follow tech but still think its cool and am passionate about banking. Also any...10
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4 days 20 hours ago
+1UK MBA SituationHi Guys, This is my first post on WSO ( after having a thought in my mind for a while) so I do aplogise. I am from the UK and in the Advisory division in a Big 4 firm. In the next 3/4 years I am looking to do an MBA from a Top 3 UK B school to possibly have a Industry/Sector change as my...10
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5 days 2 hours ago
+1Investment Banks DallasFellow Monkeys, Does anyone have suggestions on small Investment Banks in Dallas? Currently trying to break in the Dallas investment banking community and figured this would be the best place to start in the immediate term. Thanks10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Does Anyone Still Use Landline Phones?[This article](http://nypost.com/2017/07/24/time-to-hang-up-on-landline-telephones/) talks about an occurrence somebody had where they got 1 single call on their landline of the course of multiple months. It talks about landline going obsolete very quickly. * What are your thoughts on...10
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Another international student from UW-Madison (low GPA)Hi everyone, I am currently a junior at UW-Madison majoring in Finance. I am also an international student. My short-term goal for this year is to land an internship (anywhere in the United States in the Finance field) for summer 2018. My ultimate goal career-wise is getting a job at a...10
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5 days 4 hours ago
+1Wearing sneakers for the morning commuteThis really only applies if your office is business casual, but what are your thoughts on wearing sneakers with dress pants/chinos. I've been noticing the younger crowd on the busses and subways opting for backpacks over briefcases, and wearing sneakers (which I assume they change into...10
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1 day 19 hours ago
+1Would you be okay with millions of people watching you through surveillance cameras?[China's internet users can now binge-watch people real-time through surveillance cameras.](https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-china-surveillance-feeds-become-reality-tv-1502357405) They don't have YouTube, but they can watch people do yoga, take swim classes, etc. People can catch people...10
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+1Anyone bank with USAA?Thinking of snagging a credit card through USAA after I get back from basic training, does anyone here bank with USAA and what cards/nifty features do they have that you use? 10
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Does anyone in your shop work remotely all the time?I work as an analyst for a fairly large publicly traded multifamily <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment...10
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2 days 3 hours ago
+1not sure about finance, consulting/law or diff. field within finance?Hi everyone, For some background, I grew up as a low-income Asian American female. I now attend an Ivy League and absolutely love it, and growing up poor drew me to wanting to work in finance. I was able to land an internship at a top buy-side firm after my freshman year, but find that I...10
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Real Estate Development ModelingHello Everyone, I am curious to know how everyone underwrites and models a multi-family(mixed use with retail) development project. For example, if you or your firm is looking to acquire a current income producing project(future development site) and has plans on taking it down in the future,...10
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1 day 15 hours ago
+1Correlation Between DCFs and Stocks? Can DCFs be used to know how much stock to buy in a company? I feel that if you can understand the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> of a company, you would be able to know its...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1UIUC ECE to Quant/HFTHi, I am currently a rising junior ECE w/ STAT minor at UIUC. GPA: 3.9 Anyways, I am looking to land a Quant/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-high-frequency-trading-hft">HFT</a></span> type of jobs when I graduate....10
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4 weeks 19 hours ago
+1Two years Consulting and lost --> Next Step? (IBD,ER,NonProfit)TL;DR - Current Consultant looking to switch into finance reaching out Monkeys- Just finished my second year at a Management & Strategy Consulting shop and I am looking at making the transition. I always wanted to do <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Unpleasant co-worker?We all know that not everyone is compatible with each other, not all of us get along with others. But there are some people who are just straight annoying. Like, there is this another intern in my company, who constantly peeks into what another intern and me are doing (same room, sitting...10
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4 weeks 1 hour ago
+1MBB Recruiting Chances - Feedback requestedHello, I am looking for some BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my profile and my chances of securing a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> internship offer. If anyone has done any recruiting at MBB firms...9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1New here, love the work, want to stay in the industry, wanted to say helloHey folks! I was told to introduce myself to you all/tell everyone a little about me, so here goes... I've worked in finance for 4 years now, but in a fairly limited way. I have an extensive academic background in analytic philosophy and behavioral psychology, and ended up working for...9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1What's a typical effective tax rate for IB Analysts and PE AssociatesWe all know the sad reality of income taxes - it'll be a long time before you start paying carry interest tax rates. What's the typical total effective tax rate of <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> analysts and <abbr title="private...9
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2 days 7 hours ago
+1HF vs. IB offer?I have received two full time offers and am struggling between the two: * Offer 1: elite boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>. Interned there this summer and had a great...9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1WUSTL vs. CornellHey guys, I know that these threads have been beaten to death, but after scouring them, I am rather unclear about the recruiting options at WUSTL. I have read forums where people say recruiters refer to it as a community college, and I've read others where they say it has a strong presence...9
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1 week 18 hours ago
+1Lack of Internship means no job? Ever?TL;DR - How to get a job requiring 1-2 years experience if you're already out of school? I've seen people jump around this question without any hard information. For those of us who couldn't get any <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1In which order should I learn these courses? (Modeling DCF,Financial Statements, REIT)Hey everyone. I'm trying to learn how to create REITs,DCF, and financial statement models. However, I already am done with 60% of DCF, and 40% of REITs. I feel like I should have learned how to model financial statements first, but I think it's pretty simple to pick up. Because...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Where do i go from here?This is my first time posting on WSO and I am looking for some advice for anyone willing to share. I'm currently a rising junior from a non target double majoring in Finance/ IT management. I'm seeking a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Facebook AIFacebook recently had to shut down its new AI program because it created it own language that its programmers couldn't understand. It may not be Skynet, but this has to a little frightening to certain people. People like Musk and Hawking have warned about the potential dangers of AI in the...9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Top business schools of smaller countriesHow would you guys see a job applicant who has studied at a top university of a smaller country? I'm currently studying for a bachelors degree in Aalto university school of business which is the best college in Finland and I'm debating if I should apply somewhere else for...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Confusing Job Offer Last year I interned at a boutique advisory shop in the summer. This year after my final exams finished, I contacted my ex boss to know if they had any full time positions for me. He told me to send my cv and he would talk about it over his partner. So when I...9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Undergrad Courses: Stats vs EconometricsI'm going into my second year of uni where I'll be majoring in Finance and I have to pick between taking a stats course or econometrics. They're cover similar things, as they're anti reqs. Both go over simple/multiple regression, hypothesis testing etc. but I was wondering...9
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1The Juice is LooseOJ paroled and will be released in October. More likely that he ends up back in prison or on a reality tv show?9
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Should American CEOs have more Benefits?American CEO's don't have the perks they used to have. However, some CEOs still get crazy company benefits. [quote] Vail Resorts Inc. spent as much as $11,220 on ski lessons and lodging at company-owned facilities for Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz, and fashion retailer...9
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Best Minor to add to Finance Major for PE?So I am going to be a freshman next fall at Pitt. I'm majoring in Finance and plan to do a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation. My advisor has encouraged me to take a good amount of extra accounting classes throughout my four years. However, my study abroad director, who was a...9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Take the discount or the prospects? Hey guys, I know this has been asked a million times here and I've tried reading all the other threads on this topic, but there's not many relating to these schools specifically so I was hoping to get some extra opinions. So I live in Arizona, therefore my in-state schools are...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1How to Respond to Question "Why Finance?"I'm currently applying for universities, and I was wondering how I could go about writing a convincing "Why Finance?" essay without sounding greedy and only interested in having a lucrative career. Any insights and experiences to share?9
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6 days 5 hours ago
+1Arch to RE - Good Informational Interview Questions to Ask?I'm going to graduate architecture school this Fall but I've recently have had a strong interest in pursuing a potential career in real estate development. I've been working full time as an architectural designer/project manager for the last 3 years while taking classes at night...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Worth it to apply to BB from non-target school? Currently CRE Inv Analyst.closed thread closed thread closed thread closed thread closed thread closed thread closed thread closed thread9
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3 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Netflix Co-Founder’s Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You WantAs movie theaters struggle with tepid sales, Mitch Lowe has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats: Let them come to all the showings they want for about the price of a single ticket each month. Lowe, an early Netflix Inc. executive who now runs a startup called MoviePass,...9
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1 hour 8 min ago
+1Does Globalization Add Risk?In 2015, S&P 500 companies derived 44% of their revenues from foreign markets. It seems like many investors talk about the value of diversification, and usually diversification includes exposure to foreign markets. But, I look at the stat above, and it seems to me that investors long in US...9
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Eating at networking eventsLet me start off with this- I had networking functions and think the whole damn thing is just so awkward with a bunch of people trying to circle around one person at a time. Hate it. But now to my real issue-I find I just want to eat A LOT of food when i go to networking events. Is it okay...9
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Could a bank pull your full time offer if you shop aroundI was recently lucky enough to secure a full time offer at a good <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>. However, I have never gotten a change to interview with the largest bulge...9
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3 days 19 hours ago
+1Do employers see a difference between a BA in econ and a BS in econi go to a non target(University of Maryland college park) and wanted to do a BA in economics and was wondering how hard is it to find business related job with a BA in econ? what type of courses should one be taking as a BA econ to make it as similar as possible to a <span...9
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Does your firm invest in tertiary markets?Do the firms that any of you work at invest in tertiary markets? If so, what product type(s) do you underwrite? 9
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1 day 8 hours ago
+2I Blew It.. but all is not lost!I'm a PA native looking for a RE job in NY, and I've been scoring interviews left and right. It's been challenging, but one unique boutique developer I was sincerely attracted to had 2 phone interviews, an exam, and THREE (3!!!!!) in person interviews for an Analyst position. A...9
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3 days 17 hours ago
+1Is working at a Canadian Prop trading company (without finance background) a good idea?The prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> company I visited today call themselves market makers, should I risk and join them?9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Should I start considering an MSF program?Long time lurker, finally posting because I need some help/guidance. A bit about me: * Rising senior at an ultra non-target school (F500 doesn't even recruit at my school). * 3.96 GPA in a finance major and economics minor * FP&A internship this summer at a medium...9
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3 days 7 hours ago
+1Do all of the Top MSRE programs require work experience?Columbia, MIT, USC, Cornell...Do they all require work experience or can you get in straight from undergrad? Context: I'd be applying with 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Serious help needed deciding on offerHere is my situation. I have an offer at one of the big 4 accounting firms in their enterprise risk advisory group that I am not thrilled about but it is a brand name and maybe I could move around to something more relevant. I also have been interning this summer at a small regional boutique...9
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1West Coast Investment BankingMy goal is to land an IB job with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in either Los Angeles or San Francisco. Assuming I maintain a gpa above 3.5 as a finance major, which of the...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+1GPA help! Urgent!Hi guys - For context, I go to a non-target school on the east coast. I recently got invited to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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5 days 21 hours ago
+1Notre Dame MSF - Is it worth it?A little background about myself: Recently graduating from an Indiana University satellite school, in 2016 (IU South Bend) with a bachelors in Finance I am finding that I need more to further my career. I have currently passed level 1 of my <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+1ignoring follow up emailSay you spoke with someone or met up with someone, and you email them after saying thanks and asking them to connect you to other ppl and they ignore you, do you still continue to try to talk to that person? Or do you move on?9
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Okay to share company model templates? Hi guys, I'm a new analyst at a small, private development firm for multi family and student housing. I met up for coffee with an older guy from a different firm and he asked whether I could send him one of our blank template models for a student housing development. I've known...9
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Shaving vs. trimming for interviews?One of the discussions talked about having a clean shave, well, when I do I look like a baby and also the shine makes my double chin pop out. I use a electric trimmer and go against the grain, so less than 1mm hair. Little more than 5 o clock shadow. I look very clean and have a fade hair cut....9
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2 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Fidelity Investments 2018 summer programDid anyone hear back from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span> Investments? The applications I believe are now closed or will close tomorrow, but still have not heard anything...9
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1What does a corporate real estate job at Amazon or a tech company entail? ( Day to day?)What does a corporate real estate job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> or another tech company entail? ( Day to day?) Even say Walmart?8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Have an analyst's numberSo i spoke with an analyst and asked him to connect me with someone else. He gave me the guy's number. I don't want to cold call him. is it inappropriate to text this guy? or should I email him? 8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Cost of equity of the target company or the cost of equity of the financial sponsor ?Hi, I am seeking a clarification here. In a FCFE valuation, should we discount the FCFE by cost of equity of the target company or the cost of equity of the financial sponsor(i.e. target equity retrun) to obtain the <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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5 days 16 hours ago
+1Ford and GM could have killed Tesla [Ford's got a little bit of a management problem, on top of a long-term visionary problem too, according to Bill Ford.](https://www.wsj.com/articles/bill-ford-thinks-his-company-lacks-visionand-that-he-can-fix-it-1502215263) The main issue? Electric vehicles. More specifically, electric...8
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3 days 3 hours ago
+1Is a low tier mba worth it with a full scholarship?Hey all. I wanted to hear some others weigh in their thoughts on my situations. I'm debating going to the university of Detroit Mercy for a dual MBA/ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> computer information...83 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Weird dilemma: SAT vs Series 7? So this winter break I will have to decide whether to take the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/series-7-exam-prep-course-finra">Series 7</a></span> or the SAT/ACT. I am in community college, and never took the SAT in...8
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Factset vs. CapIQThe age old question. Does anyone have an opinion on this? My PE shop is getting rid of Bloomberg for a cheaper alternative and I'm wondering if anyone has a preference/recommendation. Sad to be losing the Terminal but it is what it is. All insight appreciated.8
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5 days 1 hour ago
+1Perella Weinberg U.A.E, any insight ?? Hello, Just would like an insight about PWP U.A.E based desk ? (culture, exit, deal flow..) Topics are mostly about NY desk... thanks 8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1FP&A analyst. Move to Merger Integration & Business Planning team or stay till promotion in FP&A?Wondering what the thoughts are on "Merger Integration / Business Modelling" type teams? Deciding whether to try and move teams to this role as it will most likely be an early promotion (by several months). However team is quite new (being built out after restructure of earlier version...8
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2 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Do I take my boutique offer or delay graduation & transfer to an Ivy?Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a tight spot, and could use some advice. I'm a rising junior at a non-target unranked state school and this past summer I managed to get an internship as a <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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49 min ago
+1Technical question - bought equipment, half cash & half debtHey guys, how do I answer this question - so a company bought $100 of equipment, but half with debt and half with cash. What would happen to the three statements in the 2nd yr? Thanks so much for the help!!8
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5 days 1 hour ago
+1Liberty University.I am starting to apply for colleges and am interested in a job in high finance. What are the negatives of attending a Christian university or an extremely conservative university?8
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1ESOP with a failing companyHey monkeys, Who the hell knows how ESOPs work? If a company is failing and intends to file for bankruptcy, are the employee's individual ESOP plans protected? My mothers company is failing terribly and the CEO is currently working on his 10-year transformation plan, but I believe that...8
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1 week 18 hours ago
+1Private Equity VS Corporate Development - Need Advice UrgentlyHi monkeys, I'll try to keep this short, and I'd really appreciate all advice. I live in a pretty low COL area. I'm a little over a year on the job as an associate at a small (less than 5 people) lower middle market PE firm. I was not looking for another job but got reached out...8
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Whats the best Stock Simulator Game?Hello Monkeys, I am trying to practice my day <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> skills on a stock simulator game before I take it to the big leagues, but all of the stock simulators that I...8
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2 weeks 3 hours ago
+1HELP: Exploding SA offerHey Monkeys. Today I received an offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for next summer, its not one of my top choices <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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6 days 21 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs Bond Trading Revenue Plunges 40 %Hey monkeys, Recently, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> reported a 40% drop in bond <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Big 4 Audit to Investment Banking - Comments on my ResumeI am planning to move from Big 4 Audit to Middle market Investment banking, need your comments on my resume. 8
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3 hours 51 min ago
+1What Stock are you in the Portfolio of B School?[quote]If an MBA class is a portfolio, what kind of stock are you?[/quote] This is a question posed by Jon Frank. In an article I thought was pretty good, he lays out an interesting way to view the admissions office of a Business School. Link to article here:...8
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6 days 4 hours ago
+1UMich Ross vs Northwestern UndergradAfter applying to the Ross during my freshman year at UMich, I also applied to some schools as a transfer applicant in case I was denied from Ross, including Northwestern, which I was accepted to. Recently I was accepted by Ross for their BBA program and now I'm having trouble making a...8
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1Is this suit a good fit?The suit is a modern fit suit, regular. Should I go long? <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/image-1_1.jpg?itok=1mpDdy-z" alt="" /> ................................................. 8
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3 days 22 hours ago
+1Accounting Question - Group Accounting Accounting question that i've come across which has stumped me: "Acquisition of 80% of a company with %debt and%equity, %tax rate and % interest. What's the effect on the financial statements in years 1, 2 and 3?" Not included percentages as I saw it on the interview...8
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2 days 10 min ago
+1OJ Granted ParoleOJ Simpson was granted parole today, and could be released by October 1. At this time he would have served the minimum time of his 9 to 33 year sentence for his robbery of sports memorabilia, which he claimed to be stolen from him. Parole commissioners considered OJ to be low risk in a repeat...8
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Resume ConfusionHey guys, Quick question here. I submitted my application to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for a Summer Analyst position for 2018. I am a transfer student and on my resume...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Lukewarm intro....no replyI've been networking at the top of the hierarchy recently (MD, Principals, Chairman, Division Heads etc - I think people at the top have more time for this kind of shit since they're not grinding away on powerpoints until 2AM) and working my way around through people I already know and...8
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1What did you Monkeys do in undergraduate to get where you are today?Monkeys, Think back to your undergrad days, unless you are currently in undergrad! Aside from partying and hooking up with girls, were you active in clubs on campus? Were you a leader of a club? Or did you opt to focus on academics and partying? I'm not sure if there is any need to...8
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1What should one do if unemployed for 1 1/2 years since graduating?Finance BA, non target, 3.4 GPA, nice resume with many finance extracurriculars. I received a great offer about 7 months ago but the offer fell through due to issues within the company last minute and I haven't had any luck since. I'm not in a particularly bad area for finance roles so...8
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2 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Need advice on this reply from an MDOk Monkeys, gonna need a little help on this one. So I’ve been emailing alum for a couple weeks now and today an MD got back to me. Awesome! Go to open it and he (in my mind) declined my request for a phone call by not mentioning it in his response. He thanked me for my email and provided...8
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6 days 3 hours ago
+1Technology ParksDoes anyone have experience with or know of Technology Office / R&D Industrial Parks? Some of the biggest are "Research Triangle Park" (associated with UNC, Duke, and NC State) and Cummings Research Park (associated with U of Alabama). What I'm looking for are parks similar to...8
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Had IB Fall internship interview, now what?So heres the deal. Looking to get a fall internship at an IB. Spoke on the phone with an MD, went well, a week later (today) had another call from an MD at that bank due to the first ones recommendation. Had some technical questions asked and he basically said i fared well enough to be...8
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1General Contractors in Maryland / DCDoes anyone know of (personally or professionally) any GCs with experience doing Multifamily Apartment Rehabs (on about 10-15 units)? 8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1tips for phone info calls?Whenever I call people for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> I always feel like I'm just blasting them with questions, feels like I am interviewing them and idk if this makes a...8
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6 days 1 hour ago
+1Starting a hedge fund with very credible people in the industryI recently left a large hedge fund that is not doing well, but I have an offer coming at another large fund that will be in the $500K neighborhood (which is very frustrating after 12 years in the business, but I have had a hard time getting someone to give me a shot at <span...8
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23 hours 27 min ago
+1Should I take the risk? (Canada or US)I'm a Canadian in HS entering university in 2 years and I need people's opinion on my decision. Just like many people on this forum, I'm trying to become an investment banker but I have a decision to make as to where to study and work either Toronto or New York. 1: Go through...8
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2 days 15 hours ago
+1Billionaire Steve Ballmer shares 3 key traits you need to have if you want a successful careerIn a recent...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Transfer GPA: How to list?Hey Guys, So I am planning on transferring from a CC to a top school in the following year, hopefully. I am a rising sophomore and I am applying to schools this fall/spring. My question is, as a Junior transfer, how do I list my GPA for recruiting next year? Since recruiting occurs in...7
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3 days 18 hours ago
+1Which 2 electives should I take in my MSF?Investments 1 MSF-701 Advance Portfolio Analysis and Management 2 MSF-702 Derivatives Investments 3 MSF-703 Alternative Investments 4 MSF-704 Fixed Income Investments and Analysis 5 MSF-705 Asset Pricing Theory 6 MSF-706 Real Estate Investments 7 MSF-707 Behavioral...7
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1Private Equity in ChinaHi all, I'm curious if anyone here knows what are some top PE firms in China and how the recruiting processes are for those firms. I'm a Chinese native having lived most of my life in North America, but is currently interested in potentially pursuing a career back home. Feel free to PM...7
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