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+55Week 3 of IBD Internship: The PitchThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...801 year 2 weeks ago
+55Official WSO Investment Banking Resume Template!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...104
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+51Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training ">Week 1: Training Week</a></strong>. Note that I AM a bit further into my internship than these reports come out and things have gotten...87
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+55From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.Monkeys, Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...102
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+54Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad...12
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+42Investment Banking in the UK - An OverviewI’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. **Who Are The Firms?** * **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...171
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+38HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...193
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+39From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...26
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+40From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment...11
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+36To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...38
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+35List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...26
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+34Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats <span class='keyword_link'><a...67
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+312018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageEARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a...120
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+31Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMATL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, MF <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interviews</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...99
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+29Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...28
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+25Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...39
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+26A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on WSO for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...21
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+19I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...120
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+18Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending HBS. A week ago I finished my last final exam of my RC year (1st year) at Harvard Business...129
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+17Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite...135
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+18New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey WSO Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!! The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the most interesting people in the world of finance. Talking with...271 month 3 days ago
+23How to be a good employeeI’ve been writing for this site on and off since 2012, and while I don’t work in the banking business per se, I work in a related field, and I’ve been lucky enough to have employed five great analysts over the years. So at age 43, and having been an employer many times over, I have a few...20
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+14Notorious Investment Banking Groups and War StoriesMonkeys, What are some of the most notorious "Groups" on the street? This can include massive jerks, (overly 100+ regularly) abusive workloads, or just old school street mentalities. For example, I've heard <span class='keyword_link'><a...160
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+132017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...199
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+14Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> gunning for a return offer in AM. I went...10
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+12Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things WSO has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while you were busy working away? Or something that's happened...85
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+12How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in PE, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner? I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from experience, but I value the application of anyone's mind.33
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+14Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step OneWelcome undergrad Monkeys to the first part of the four part series: “Four Steps to Your First College 4.0”. Even if you’ve gotten a 4.0 in the past, you should still read this series, as you may not currently use the studying techniques located within this guide, and they can only help...14
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+11AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> M&A group. Happy to answer any and all questions... - <span class='keyword_link'><a...83
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+11Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers? I commonly hear journalists spout...60
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+11MBA: Stanford or Harvard?Hi folks. I was lucky enough to have been accepted to both the Harvard and Stanford MBA programs. I would really appreciate any advice/thoughts on things I should consider while making this decision. Here is some potentially relevant information/questions: (1) My intention is to build a...41
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+11Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...38
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+14EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...33
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+10GS 2018 SuperdayHi all, I just completed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> <span...43
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+101st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to WSO after learning a lot from here during the last few years. As the title states 1st year analyst (nearly 2) , have gone through the whole progression system; Spring > Summer > Grad...32
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+11This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...32
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+10Top 50 REPE 2017Read em and weep boys. I think it was just published today. <a href="https://www.perenews.com/uploadedFiles/PERE/Non-Pagebuilder/Aliased/News_And_Analysis/2017/May/Magazine/PERE0517_Pere50.pdf">Top 50 REPE 2017</a> <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+11Update: Admissions Results for Shitty WE, Good Raw Stats (y'all tore apart my profile. thanks for the brutally honest feedback)Hi all, here's a follow-up to a profile review I gave a while back (shitty WE, good raw stats). Since I can't link my old posts, here's what I wrote: "So I graduated from UCLA with a Sociology degree, and got a 3.9 GPA. But I sucked terribly at networking and finding jobs,...7
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+10Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step TwoHello everyone. Seeing as the first part of this guide was fairly popular, I’ll attempt to expedite the rest of the guide for your benefits. Here’s the link to step one if you missed it: <a...7
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+9Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and...29
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+9How to Make Money in The Market: Providing Liquidity[quote]Since you brought it up - what is your edge?[/quote] I am really a liquidity provider of last resort, with occasional forays into macro. [quote]Certainly lots of people can or are willing to provide liquidity in your world, no?[/quote] So let me start by saying that I believe...15
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+8How in the hell did things get so bad in Venezuela?So for anyone who hasn't heard of the situation in Venezuela, [basically everyone is dying of starvation because of the lack of... well, everything](https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317). Literally, everyone -- infants are facing the possibility of dying so early...93
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+9What's your favorite line/scene from a 'Wall Street' movie?I've got to say, I died in laughter when Bateman called Dorsia asking to squeeze in a reservation and the guy just starts laughing in an evil way. 62
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+8AMA- High Yield/Distressed Debt Sell Side Analyst2nd year analyst at a boutique broker-dealer from a non-target state school. Also a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level 2 candidate, working under multiple sector...29
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+9WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here for...256 months 1 day ago
+8Learning coding on your own for finance?Hi guys, I started using codecademy to learn a little bit about javascript. I am not necessarily interested in pursuing a career in tech but I think nowadays it is important to have a minimum understanding of how programming languages work. Also, I want something different to challenge...23
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+8Made it to a Bulge Bracket BankGreat news. I finally landed a spot in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM">DCM</a></span> for the leveraged finance team of a very prestigious <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+8Thankyou 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 insight you all gave me into a career in IB and how to succeed. Whilst I have decided not to pursue IB I have learnt lessons on this board that I feel I would have...6
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+33Why they aren't more women in X fieldI'm about sick of all the damn women (and virgins) complaining about how there aren't enough women in INSERT_CAREER_FIELD_HERE. This argument is made about minorities as well, which is similarly irritating. I'm writing this article to (brutally) highlight the things that women do...100
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+7How To Get An Offer At Goldman SachsI actually posted this video in another thread but he deleted the YouTube video when it got like 15000 views. Thankfully someone from WSO saved the video and commented on a thread that I was on a few months ago. I spent 10 minutes looking for it last night and found it. [redacted by mod -...68
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+7Kid Doesn't Make it to IB BB; Refuses to Walk at GraduationSaw this on my Facebook feed a few days ago from an international student with an extreme case of poor me syndrome. Probably the most entitled thing I've ever read. Oh, and for context, this school is a semi-target at best. All references to the school's name have been replaced with...58
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+7Seriously Trump, why all these shenanigans? I'm really starting to question his abilities for the job. What president fires his FBI director (for no real good reason other than his [Comey's] preference for truth over loyalty) then threatens to blackmail him with *possible* recordings? And just blabbing out classified info to...51
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+7Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some...46
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+7WSO Happy Hour: Thur 5/11, 7:00pm @Reichenbach Beer HallProst, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of May will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! Those who attended the April event have heard me wax about trying some new spots....this is one of them! Hoist a gorilla-size stein of beer and let's kick the weekend off right! @BillBelichick37"...14
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+7Regrets Due to FinanceI know similar questions have been asked in the past but I want to twist it a little. We all know that finance, broadly speaking, is a lucrative industry. Lots of young, hungry guys pursue a career in finance with the ultimate goal of making a lot of money and obtain that sought-after...13
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+7IBD FULL TIME RECRUTIING 2018 Hey everyone, When does Full time recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> (2018) start? Is there an accelerated process for this ? What is the scope of...7
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+6Theoretical: If you get payed the same like in Investment Banking in any other Job. What would be your actual career choice?`Theoretical: If you get payed the same like in Investment Banking in any other Job. What would be your actual career choice?64
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+6What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?59
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+7What is there to life after 30 if you don't want to go the starting a family route.Guess it is a part of my quarter life crisis even though things have been going a lot better for me in recent months in regards to employment (loving my full-time job!) and financially (pay is decent for someone like me). I often wonder about my 30s and have this habit of looking ahead to see...56
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+6Why are previously successful hedge funds failing?I work for a LO manager. I have a little less than five years in the industry although have prior work experience. We do fundamental work and average a two year holding period. I see opportunities to generate relative outperformance in many places. I do not think it is easy but would think...55
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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...463 weeks 5 days ago
+6Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage?Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage? I mean Interviewers are just humans who can not have a completely objective view, especially when the interviewee is from their school. 44
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+6I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...42
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+6Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wage<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-minimum-wage-announcement-1.4137339">To be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner.</a> Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so...35
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+6Are Super Teams Ruining the NBA?Even if you do not follow the NBA, I am sure that even you know the Warriors and Cavs were (baring Lebron, Steph, Kyrie, Durant, Love, etc. getting hurt) going to meet in the NBA finals AGAIN this year. Now neither has punched their ticket yet, however if you do not believe this will happen for...29
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+6Dealing With NervesI get really nervous before doing something important, which sometimes jeopardizes my performance. Do you have any advice for controlling nerves before and during a presentation, interview, exam, etc.? 24
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+6Snap Takes a BathHey Monkeys, I am currently kicking myself - being young and not accustomed to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> stocks, I had embarked a couple months ago on the task of familiarizing...24
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+64 Ways to Make Friends and 1 Way to Keep themDid you know that **"not having enough friends is the same risk factor as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?"** I did not. <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40424657/the-best-way-to-make-new-friends-according-to-science?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds"> This...23
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+6What's the best Target?Personally, I prefer the Super Targets for one stop shopping, but is there anyone out there that likes the regular ones or even the mini-ones (heard of them but never experienced).7
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+6Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step ThreeHello everyone. In the last part of this guide we went over how to apply the quiz and recall method to your studying, specifically to vocab-based questions and quantitative problems. <h4>Step Three: Two Tools to Optimize Your Studying</h4> Now we’re going to go over two...6
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+7Hard Work Does Pay OffI joined WSO a little less than two days ago. I want to post my in depth detailed story of how I made it to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> I am at now. Hopefully this will help...3
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+5How can WSO Get Better?Dearest Fellow Primates, It's been a while since I reached out and asked for advice, so I thought I would take the time now to explain what we've done recently, what we're working on and see how we could make the site better for YOU. ### Design So we just changed this to a...99
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+5Have you ever seen an intern quit early?Hi, I know that it's quite unlikely probably that an intern quit early, since they put a lot into getting the internship in the first place but nevertheless did you hear about <span class='keyword_link'><a...72
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+5Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?60
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+5CFA WeekendTime to get it done, Saturday is the day. A little last minute for this post but: Who's taking it/What level/What number will this attempt be/How are you feeling about it? I'll be siting for level 2, will be my second go at it. Passed level 1 first try the previous December and...56
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+5Is majoring in CS a dumb idea if I want to go into IB?I'm pretty much dead set on IB. Quant roles don't seem to fit me, I'm not a genius. I've seen some say <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> is good if you want to go into <span...55
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+63rd year Harvard Medical School student thinking about high finance transition- am I being realisitc?Hello- As the title states I am currently in medical school and have recently been seriously reconsidering my future as a doctor. I will make this as brief as possible as I know we both are very busy individuals. Background- 24 y.o male Biomedical engineer @ top 25...44
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+5Cold emails - what makes you answer?Recently began cold emailing alums and some recruiters and it's usually hit or miss. I know that there are times when your mailbox is practically full and there's just too much work to do - I'll probably won't hear from you (which I understand). I was wondering what you...37
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+5Linkedin research on Tier 2 US mbasSo I've been looking up a lot of random profiles on LinkedIn and the conclusions are 1. Top 10 MBA school kids nearly all have great career outcomes. The lowest ranked school which provides decent <span class='keyword_link'><a...36
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+5Best Cock UpsMonkeys, I was reading someone else's post about war stories, wanted to kick off a thread about the best cock-ups you've seen, or maybe your 'friend' committed. My personal favourite: First year analyst (kid is a rock start) is sitting in the cab with three MDs on the...34
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+5Life NecessitiesTaken from my schools meme page and posted by some humanities major. Please send to your friends who can't stop obsessing over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span>/MO/<span...15
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+52018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageFigured I'd start this thread for those who either didn't land an IB SA role, will be at regional boutiques that don't hire, anticipate, for whatever reason, looking to switch banks after IB SA role (i.e. MM --> <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+6Exchange Semester: Boston vs. SF vs. LAHi guys, I am currently studying in Europe (target) and I want to do an exchange semester in the US. Besides the Ivy Schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton) I also want to apply for Stanford and UCLA (and some backups). Besides looking at academic reputation it´s important for me to enjoy my time...7
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+5Do the humanities have value in today's banking world?I recently got to sit down with a partner at a major MM IB firm (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...79
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+5What's your favorite music?What's your favorite music? Which one do you think suit better your personality? Which one represent better Wall Street/Banking/Investments job? This must be the place of talking heads give me the boost, for example.72
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+7why German culture is far superior to American cultureYears ago Wal-mart completely flopped with employee training in Germany. Instead of feeling welcome, a lot of Germans were put off by randomly smiling greeters/cashiers. They simply wanted to be "left alone". Having lived in Munich, Hamburg, and smaller towns (Erfurt), it took...61
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+4Lifestyle & Hours in Corporate FinanceWe've heard so much in this forum about the lifestyle and hours in IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>/CO/etc., but little have been covered for <span...51
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+4Undergrad: Is computer science 'hotter' than a business degree?I noticed a few tech titans younger siblings are computer science majors (snapchat's kid sister is current <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> at Stanford). And most of the summer <span...44
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+5How does Trump influence your opinion about RE developers / investors?For the record: I'm anti-left, so this isn't some liberal rant. Every time I listen to Trump I am astonished how incoherent he is and how we answers questions. He seems like a sub-120 IQ person to me. He simply does not sound like an intelligent person. I suspect some of this is due...42
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+4AMA: BB IBD Healthcare Analyst Spent 3+ years in the healthcare coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in NY. Would rather speak less about current / future aspirations and more about investment...39
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+4Career experts recommend you put some ridiculous stuff on your LinkedInShould I put “Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst @ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPMorgan</a></span> Sachs” on my LinkedIn? We see these posts on here get blasted pretty often. We all know IB is a competitive...34
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+5Are these semi-targets even worth considering?Hey fellow monkeys! I know the debate between semi-targets and targets is ongoing on this forum. How much of a disadvantage does attending a semi-target put you at? Does being at an Ivy League school automatically place you above a student from a semi-target and non-target, even if you...32
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+4Dinner IdeasGuys, I haven't been on here in a while. And by that, I mean maybe 3 weeks. As I go through the new format of the site and read some recent forum posts, nothing has changed. Too old for ___? What should I wear? College ___ or college__? Starting a completely random thread - after your...30
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+4Feds Making A Literal Federal Case Out Of Uber’s BehaviorOnce again, Uber is in the news. This time it's pissed off not only majors of cities, taxi drivers, countries, employees, but now it's the federal government. As quoted by the <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/2017/05/uber-greyball-feds/">article</a>; [quote] An...27
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+4Google Selects Toronto as High-Tech CityRecently, Google has selected Toronto as their location to be branded as a new high tech city. Detroit and Denver were also considered, while Toronto was their final decision. Google has applied to develop a 12 acre strip of land in Toronto, to create some form of technological urban innovation....16
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+5Tribute to Billions<p>I absolutely love Billions. Even though only two seasons have been made so far, it's already become one of my favorite shows of all time, after shows like The Sopranos and Mad Men. As a tribute to the show so far, I've compiled my favorite lines from the Season 2 finale....14
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+4Starting A Search Fund (Micro PE Firm)I'm finishing up my MBA at Wharton right now and am starting a search fund right now. I've read that PE firms are starting to eat into search fund territory in terms of company type ($1-$3 million <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+4Rick Leaman, Vice Chairman @ Moelis, "10 Tips for Success"He mentioned that he had a 2.9 at Duke and rose up to the partner ranks in banking. Mind blown....[Duke Graduation 2017](https://youtu.be/126FzGY4MfQ)11
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+4Does following the news make you go crazy?Hi guys so I'm not sure if anyone feels the way I do but ever since I graduated undergrad a few years ago and followed the news more I feel like the constant negativity reported by the news can really turn someone into a psychopath. I wasn't really a political junkie until I had the...10
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+4Juventus Vs Real Madrid - UEFA Champions Leage FINAL Thread - Any Soccer/Football Fans here?People here are HYPED on NBA's finals. I guess some people are here from Europe too right? Lets show some consideration to football/soccer too. As a Barcelona fan, it is my duty to support JUVE. Who will you side with? Tonight we witness the most prestigious club competition on...9
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+4What do consultants exactly do?Hi guys, The title is self-explanatory. I know that consultants are hired to solve problems that companies are incapable of solving or simply do not have time to deal with; but what problems are we talking about? Increase revenue? Reduce costs? Strategic planning? Could you share your...8
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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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...43 months 2 weeks ago
+4A proverb about investment banking.. what do you think about?A young lad buys a donkey for £100 - but when the farmer delivers it - the donkey is dead and the farmer has spent the money so there is no return of the price paid. "I'll take it anyway and raffle it" says the boy. “You can’t raffle a dead donkey" says the farmer....3
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+3NYC NightlifeAbout to intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for the summer in NYC. Was wondering what nightlife is like and if most things are for 21+. Thank you! 52
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+3Death of Casual DiningHello monkeys, <h4> How many of you remember eating Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's as a kid? </h4> I recently read this article about them: [Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and...50
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+3Favorite All Time Quotes?I would like to present this question to all those in the WSO community: what is one of your favorite quotes? Could be from absolutely anything. 49
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+3UNC Chapel Hill vs. UGA vs. Vanderbilt vs. Boston University vs. Boston College vs. Northwestern vs. NortheasternHey guys so I've gotten into all seven of these schools listed above as a transfer student from Baylor. I wanted to know which of these schools would prepare me best for a good finance career in Investment banking, consulting, investment management, etc. Money is not an issue at all, but I...49
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+3Paris Climate Agreement DiscussionIn a shameless attempt to farm some bananas during a slow week, i figured I'd stir the pot and see what everyone's opinion on the subject of the potential withdraw of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, as the President is set to make his decision known at around 3 today. I can...48
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+32017 NBA Finals ThreadOkay, actually I have been a loyal fan of KB (Kwame Brown) for about twelve years ? And I told my friends that I'm not gonna watch NBA again except the Grand Finals. However I've been following some news. Would Spurs get into the Grand Final without Pachulia? Arguable. Kawhi...48
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+3The 25 Best Fast-Food Chains In America Right NowAs I was out for lunch, I was curious as to what research there about the "best" fast-food chains in America. That's when I stumbled upon this <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-fast-food-chains-in-america-2017-5/#25-jets-pizza-1">article</a>....38
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+34x Leveraged ETFOn Monday, we had <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/etfs-are-weapons-of-mass-destruction">this thread</a> about how ETFs are potentially dangerous in the sense that investors wouldn't evaluate the underlying assets before buying them. Just yesterday, the...37
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+3What is the career progression for those in (IB) BO/MO?As a student it's very clear to me what the "generic" path is in IBD. I know everyone's story and path is different but from what i've gathered it can be very straightforward. Analyst -> Associate/MBA/PE/HF/Other ->VP ->MD etc. What is the pathway for those...36
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+3Where are all the S&T monkeys?Been on WSO for a while now and I just realized that everyone on this site is either aiming for IB or working in IB. Made me ask: Do many college kids aim for S&T (seems like everyone ik is aiming for IB) and how's the S&T industry holding up nowadays?33
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+3Favorite Salad ChainSeen a couple random threads on meals/eating and wanted to add this one - what is your go-to salad chain for lunch or dinner when you're trying to eat clean and what do you order? I normally go for a hot, build your own at Roast Kitchen w/ spinach, rice, roasted vegetables, salmon, and...32
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+3Best work life balance jobs in RE?What types of roles in Real Estate Finance/ Development provide the best work life with decent pay??32
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+3Which D/E ratio should I use on a 3 year projection of the following?Hey all, I've been tasked to do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> to attain the enterprise value for a company. I'm trying to calculate the proper <span...31
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+3Need help with cashflowHello, I was wondering if someone could help me with building my cash flow as I am unable to make it tie to my beginning and ending cash. It is for a homework and we are asked to build financial statements from scratch. I have my Balance sheet and income statement, but my cash flow...31
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+3Student looking for a path into Investment BankingHi All, Long-time lurker, first-time poster here. Thanks for taking the time to read this, I will try to be as brief as possible in order to not waste your time. All input is much appreciated. For a long time I have been interested in investment banking as a career path and I am posting...28
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+3Car drove through Times SquareBe safe out there monkeys, I just saw this happen with my own two eyes on the way to lunch... http://abcnews.go.com/US/multiple-pedestrians-reportedly-struck-car-times-square/story?id=4748927927
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+3Trying to understand the concept of IRRHey everyone. So I have been having trouble understanding the concept of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span>. From my understand it is simply known as the discount rate that...26
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+3Opinions of Living in HoustonSo recently I have been offered a position at a bank in Houston but, have read that crime is high in the city. My question is for people living in the city how is it? If I still would want to enjoy the night life the city has to offer. Also is Houston a city where you would need a car to get...25
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+3Mom & Pop Restaurants Are Making A ComebackAfternoon all, Just like Kim Kardashian, mom and pop restaurants are the latest comeback story. From this <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/mom-and-pop-joints-are-trouncing-america-s-big-restaurant-chains">Bloomberg News article</a> I...25
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+3Family office Private Equity - helpWould you work for a family office that does PE? What is the pay difference between direct PE and 'normal' pe? Please help!23
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+3Why you need to give up and quit things earlyThere's arguably one key to breaking into IB, and that is persistence. You see it mentioned here over and over. Keep cold emailing, keep developing your skills, keep networking. Even once you're on the job, keep grinding, keep researching your next step, etc. <a...22
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+3How to Spend the Next Year in IB to Prepare for PEHello all - for those of us who have accepted PE offers for summer 2018, what would you recommend us do in our next year in banking to help prepare for the job? My understanding is to: 1) take every opportunity to think like an investor, 2) step up and try to take on more and more responsibility...21
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+3SociopathHey guys, In your experiences, have you often encountered individuals with sociopathic behaviors or tendencies/beliefs who wanted to pursue finance, especially high finance? I have always wondered why the media and society vilify those who only think about their desires and lifestyles,...21
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+3Financing Fido - Take out a loan for your dream dogIt had honestly never crossed my mind that you could take out a loan to buy your dog until I came across this story about a woman who bought a $2,500 golden doodle from a pet store and financed it - [quote] “Once you pick out the puppy, they finance you like a car,” Laura Eastman...20
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+3Baruch students beat targets in trading competition at MITSaw an article on WSJ earlier today, basically highlights how kids from Baruch's program won over kids from targets (Harvard, Wharton, etc) in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...19
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+4Does it matter what B-school I attend for investment banking?I have conducted a 5 week M&A internship at a very strong boutique bank. This internship made me realize that I want to be in investment banking long term. I recently have accepted an offer to work to work for a government organisation. It is something I'm really passionate about...18
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+3Timing MBA with Military serviceHey all, This is my first post on here but I've been a long time lurker. I am a recent graduate of one of the service academies. I recognize that my number one priority for at least 5 years is to serve my country and be the best officer possible. However, I know at some point that I...18
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+3Why are PE Funds much larger than Hedge Funds?In terms of AUM, PE Funds tend to be larger than <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> funds given the same number of <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+3What criteria makes an Investment bank an investment bank?Hello everyone, I have a question about Investment banks. What criteria must a bank or boutique fulfill to be named and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>/ boutique. What if the...13
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+3Best sex dungeons in NYC?New York's nightclub scene is sooooooo boring! Do anyone of you all know which sex dungeons (BDSM, S&M, as crazy as possible) are the best in New York? Any in Midtown? 12
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+3Invited to PE honorary dinner by CEO of HF – What to do? (Student)Hey all, Through a crazy series of networking with a variety of individuals, I got to a CEO of a small cap <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> (sub $500M AUM) and...11
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+3How do you like your bananas?Since WSO ranks our forum seniority with various forms of primates, I think it's a fitting question. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/difference-between-ripe-and-unripe-fruits_2.jpg?itok=DCQuOvug" alt="" /> I'm a 2-3. Refuse to eat...8
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+5Just got off Brown's waitlist. Is Brown better than Michigan-Ross BBA?Didn't see this coming. Pre-admitted to Ross, had mentally prepared to be in Ann Arbor last few months -- $150M new b-school facilities, Harbaugh, Big Ten sports, Go Blue!, etc. I get it, Harvard and Stanford are obviously better than Michigan, but seems trickier with Brown. I've been...8
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+3Unscrupulous Brokers, Lazy Financiers,...Prudent Investors?Underwriting my 10000th deal of the week (feels that way anyway). I get packages, and when possible I ask for a full set of financials. Not because I need to, but to assess how much of what I'm looking at is fabricated crap. I worked in public accounting for a few years. Now in CRE, a...7
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+3Finance at W&M, UVA - Econ or UNC - KF?I've heard a lot of people say W&M is the way to go since it's a smaller school with loyal alumni but others have said go to UVA for the "prestige", I would apply as an Econ major because McIntire is hard to get into. Any other schools in mind? I could try to transfer...6
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+3PWC Corporate CultureI guess this is what happens when sorority girls take over big 4 hr? https://streamable.com/h6do7 Brutal. I pray for my lost brothers souls.5
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+3What are good questions to ask senior level bankers?I've done many <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interviews</a></span> with Analysts, Associates, and VP's but have not done any with MD's. I have an <span...4
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+3Best Exit Opportunities in NYC?With the way the world seems to be going to shit and terrorism everywhere, does anyone have suggestions on the best exit opportunities from NYC? I recently rewatched a documentary about some asthmatic, steroid-user taking over a major metropolitan city with a nuclear bomb scare, so I was...4
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+3Chris Cornell TributeHi all, I'm having a rough day. As you may have heard, Chris Cornell died unexpectedly this past week after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. As the lead singer for Soundgarden, Audioslave, and many solo and side projects (Temple of the Dog first among them), his unique voice has...1
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+3FT Commodities Summit 2017, they finally uploaded some videoI've spent all day watching this. If you're interested in physical commodities, there's a lot of great interviews and roundtable discussions from the FT commodity summit. There's content that covers both minerals and oil and gas, and all of the heavy hitter big trading houses...03 weeks 6 days ago
+16Is religion a psychological disorder?Why do people still cling to archaic religious fairy tales even at this age? I find it hard to believe some of the things theists believe. Having smart people like scientists believe that wine is turned into blood, among other things, is very troubling. What will it take to slough off these...63
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+2Portland Burrito makers have to close down their Portland Burrito store, because of "cultural appropriation" ? ? ?What is wrong with these SJW people in Portland? They made some normal people close down their Burrito shop because they were white...? Some articles highlighting their obvious human rights violations!...38
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+2B-school laptopFeedback from current MBA students appreciated! I'm looking for a b-school laptop and narrowed my choices to two: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/42453cl" target="_blank">Dell</a></span> XPS 13 or Surface Pro...37
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+2Lose the Beard for PE Interview?I think I look ridiculous without the beard but I've been getting mixed reviews on whether or not to keep it for the interview. Obviously will be clean cut and trimmed but I'm a big guy (6'5 350lbs) and I think I look like a big baby without it. Thoughts?37
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+2What do we talk about when we talk about breaking upI have a girlfriend who I met through a mutual friend. We've been together for about 2 - 3 months, not the same city (west and east). She's 3 year old younger than me and I feel like now she cannot give me much help on my journey (grad school/career pursuit) forward. I am not saying...34
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+4Trump fires FBI director ComeyPretty crazy to think that Trump, who openly praised Comey for his handling of Hilary's investigation a few months ago, went ahead and fired the man yesterday because of his recent handling of her case. Has Trump completely went off the rails?34
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+3Is two years of IB the best way to start off?When you enter into investment banking you have 2 years of nonstop powerpoint, excel, and communication. You learn to get the job done no matter and to have fortitude, among other things. During those two years you are a learning machine, but for a narrow group of subtopics which may have 1)...33
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+2High School Student Seeking Path Into Investment BankingHi Guy, Im 16 years old nearly 17 and from Australia. I am wanting to study finance in America but I want to know the target universities I can get into with a 3.7 GPA and about a 1380 SAT score? Also would you recommend to do accounting as a subject rather than legal studies in my final year...33
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+2Fastest growing Investment Banks/Boutiques globallyI was wondering which <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> are growing the fastest worldwide? What banks have recently expanded?32
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+2Using Fake ID while networking?I'll be interning in NYC this summer as a 20 year. I've been reaching out to alums for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interviews</a></span> and a few have responded that it would be good to grab...31
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+3Summer Analyst Salaries 2017Curious to know how pay stacks up now on Wall Street across divisions. From what I hear, 85K Prorated seems to be the norm right now for IB, but I'm intrigued in hearing about other people's experiences.30
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+2Duke MMS Hey guys, Just had a quick question or two about Duke's MMS program. As someone who is looking into different MSF/MMS programs, I was wondering how Duke's MMS program would "rank" if it were to be compared to a current MSF program? I understand the comparison is of two...30
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+2Would you buy these Bill-Gates backed Vegan Burgers?A majority of people cannot even begin to imagine not eating meat, and substituting it for plant-based food. The company *Beyond Meat* looks to change that, and get you hooked on their vegan burgers. As stated in the <a...29
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+2Boston College Carroll School of Management Finance Concentration vs. Vanderbilt Econ and Biz minor (Undergrad) Hey guys, wanting some advice on which school to choose for undergrad for best chance to get into IB. Is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span> or Vandy more prestigious for recruiting and getting to NYC for IB?...29
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+3Fraternity Position on Resume - Yay or NayHello, I'm currently working on my resume and I'm not sure if I should put my fraternity leadership position in the leadership section. Do you thing it shows leadership or just gives a bad vibe? Thanks!29
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+3Which schools will value a very high GMAT the most?And would offer a good scholarship? For someone: age 27, poor work experience, 3.2 GPA, but 780 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>? Really good sob story. I think, NYU really...28
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+2Is 60K enough to live off of working in NYC?Looking at about 60K base with potential of 5-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> year end bonus. Do you think its possible? If so, how frugally would I have to live?28
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+2How old is too old for MBA going into investment banking track?Hello WSO, I've written a couple of posts on WSO concerning the MBA and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> process. I couldn't find a direct post relating to this topic,...28
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+2Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore?Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore? I know that in the end it is not important what they think about you, but still I would like them to understand how this business is not the reason why kids in africa...26
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+2Just got corporate development offer: salary expectations & negotiation tipsJust heard back from a private firm with ~700m in sales in retail/tech space for a corpdev senior analyst/associate role (1-1.5 years of boutique M&A experience from target UG). A senior ex-banker and I will make up the team. They asked me about comp, and I stuck to my guns and deferred to...25
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+2Australian High School Student Going To America For UniversityHey Guys, I currently haven't taken the SAT but preparing for it. My tutor said I should get over 1380 easy, he is expecting me to get in the 1400's he told me this morning. My high school grades are currently: Maths: A- English: B SOR: A- Business: A- Science 21:...25
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+2How easy to get into IB from M7?How easy is it to get into investment banking from a M7? If no good pre-mba IB experience? Thank you everyone!25
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+2How do I nail an Informational Interview with head of division? Hey guys, So I have a 15-20 min <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> coming up next week with the division head of <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+2Trying to lateral out of investment banking - excuses to get out of the office to take callsHey guys, I'm trying to lateral right now. Just wondering, what excuses do you guys use to step out of the office to take a phone call? Obviously if its 12pm/1pm you can use the lunch excuse, but what about a call at 4pm? 24
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+2Firm Visits: Must and Musn't Dos?Hello monkeys, So the investment club I'm currently a part of in my university has a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank visits in a few days. My question is, as a...24
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+2Weakness Interview Question - Examples?So I've been googling for this question and searching WSO as I have an interview tomorrow, and everyone says the same thing: "Give a real weakness that isn't fundamental to doing the job, and talk about how you've improved upon it." Then they hardly if ever offer...24
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+2Examples of Internal Consulting GroupsWhat are some names and examples of internal consulting groups at American companies? I’ve heard of in-house consulting arms at companies like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/american-express" target="_blank">American...24
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+2GPA cutoff for hedge fundsWhat would the GPA cutoff be for larger hedge funds (AUM > $1.0bn) from a semi-target top 15 school? Currently working at a MM bank.23
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+2WUSTL MSF Class of 2018Hey Guys, I just got accepted into the MSF program at WUSTL and have a few questions for anyone who either recently got accepted into the program or anyone who is currently going through/ finished the program. Where did you live? Is it possible to land and complete an internship during...22
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+2Day in the Life of an Equity Research AssociateI have an interview in a few days for a position as an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> associate with and O&G <span class='keyword_link'><a...22
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+2What background do most hedge fund managers have?What do you guys think the most common background is among most hedge fund managers? (i.e started as traders, analyst, quants etc.)22
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+2Northwestern Summer ClassesHey guys, so I have decided to attend nNorthwestern next fall as an incoming transfer student. Would any of you recommend taking summer classes to complete a few distribution requirements as well as take 1-2 major classes (econ)? I am currently interning at a family friend's technology...22
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+2WSO Caption Contest - May 24th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...22
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+2IRR Waterfall/Promote QuestionThis came from an actual JV proposal with sample cash flow, so I wanted to see if this was common within the REPE world. 90/10 JV, pari passu to a 10%, then a straight 80/20 split thereafter. Fairly simple. Assume that after each side gets their 10%, there is $1MM in remaining cash to...22
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+2WSO Caption Contest - May 15th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...21
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2 weeks 19 hours ago
+2Middle Office to Front Office in Sales & TradingHi everyone, new here and looking for some advice on how to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span>. To give you my background, I have a bachelors degree in finance...21
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+2How do you value a mobile dating app?Recently took on a project to look at the valuations of mobile dating apps (2-3 years in operation with less than 10m revenue). Literature on their valuation methodology is sparse on the internet. Can anyone shed some light on looking at these companies? There hasnt been much <span...20
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+2Leaving investment banking job after 2 monthsI'm currently a new analyst in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> that has just completed my firms training program. We have an atypical start date. I am about to receive...20
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+2Looking, for a Summer InternshipHey guys, I know it's lame, but I just found out that the company I was going this summer is scam, so I really need another option. Anyone here still looking for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...20
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+2What will you choose: Family Business or IB?Looking for advice from experienced people here. Thinking whether to join the family business (oil <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>) or to continue with the IB path. A little...20
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+2Dream vs Relationship and familyJust as a warning, the following will probably be really unreal to some of you guys. So basically I planned to move abroad to study but neither my parents or my girlfriend of 3 years wants this. (Told you it will seem ridiculous) So I'm 19M and my parents, as well as girlfriend,...19
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+2How quant heavy can strategy consulting get?Want to get insights from this forum on some examples of the most quant work/modeling you've done/seen in consulting. Looking to transition into corporate strategy/strategy consulting post MBA and want to understand just how much quantitative work do you actually do on in engagements and...18
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+2What would you do if a VP "steals" your deal?I'm an associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> and have been told by a number of people that the way to become a VP is to take the bull by the horns and...18
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+2Goldman Superday 05/17 HearbackHas anyone heard back from the May 17th <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> in the NYC office yet? I know both AFG and Securities superdays took place. 18
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+2M&A Interview Preparation, are these topics considered advanced and therefore, given my background, unlikely?Hi guys, you have been helping me a lot and I really do appreciate. I have lots of M&A Interviews lining up (europe) and already covered a lot of topics I'd say. There are some I did not do yet since they appeared to be pretty advanced and I wanna know whether you also consider them...17
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+2Do you need an MBA in Corporate Finance?Hey all, Looking to get some discussion about the above question. I'm about to be a second year analyst for an <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+2Ranking: Evercore NY, PWP NY, Lazard NY, Lazard Tech?I have gotten offers from several boutiques to participate in early recruiting or even advanced early recruiting. I am not sure which ones to prioritize and which groups have the best reps in terms of exit opps and culture. 17
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+2You do not need to know what EBITDA isNow I believe that you can get into investment banking without knowing what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span> is. This sounds totally...15
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+2Anyone read The Alchemist?I've read the book once and am reading it again. It has really changed my life. Anyone else inspired by the book? 14
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+2Is getting a FT MBA worth It for me? Good stats (770 gmat and high gpa) but a few years older than average.I'm 32 and after graduating an OK law school (top 30 but nothing special) I decided to go into finance in an area I had studied significantly in law school (dodd-frank and otc derivatives). Ended up with a <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+2a question about terminal growth rate, discount rate and property evaluationYou are considering purchasing a property with a 5 year holding period. The sum of your discounted cash flows for this 5 year holding period is $500,000. The anticipated cash flow in year 5 is $150,000 and the anticipated cash flow in year 6 is $175,000. Your <span...14
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+2Ridiculously honest job descriptions and requirements - "Golf-Playing Private Equity and Real Estate Analyst"<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/golf_playing_analyst.png?itok=V4eFRRo9" alt="" /> I think the title and image say it all. Although I appreciate the honesty of the job poster, I still find it kind of antiquated and douchy. What do you think?...13
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+2AI to replace traders, quants and salesRecently I've read articles about how AI will be implemented by banks to replace qunats, sales people and traders in the next 10 to 20 years. Immdiately an image of people being laid off just like how workers being laid off in the factories due to the mechanic automation appeared in my...12
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+2I'm feeling very discouraged. f500 marketing job. strong gPA, Undergrad, and GMAT. But No Promotions. I feel like a loser I'm feeling very discouraged. I've always wanted to get an MBA. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> consulting is my dream. I graduated from Cornell with a degree in Psychology. I got a job at...12
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1 week 1 day ago
+2How do you address your Achilles heel when networking?Mine is a subpar GPA. It sucks when you connect really well with the other person, stay in touch leading up to recruiting and when they say "send me your resume", its like a slap in the face and makes them think twice about recommending you as a candidate. It sucks because I feel...12
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Underwriting Hotels - Unfamiliar I have a hotel construction financing opportunity that came in that I was asked to start underwriting. I haven't had any experience in UW hotels yet. I'm totally unfamiliar with how to look at franchise fees and management fees and how to judge my analysis on what information is...12
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Favorite dive bar in New YorkLike the subject says. Figured this would be a fun one for Friday afternoon. Mine is Rudy's, for what it's worth. There's nothing better than a $5 whiskey and beer special plus a free hot dog.12
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Updated Prop Trading Rankings?I'm sure there have been tons of these posts before, but I know that rankings/prestige/relevance change over time. I'm wondering how people would rank firms like IMC, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/jane-street-capital-0">Jane...11
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1 day 15 hours ago
+2Break into high finance from a community college Hello everyone, I created a post about a year ago asking about getting a summer internship as a community college student and breaking into the field in general (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/break-into-the-finance-field-from-a-cc). I got much feedback in this forum, so thank you...11
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+2New WSO Blogging Internship! <em>If you are a financial professional and would like to contribute a series of posts to WSO (not an internship) please email me directly: Andy@wallstreetoasis.com - Thanks! </em>. We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to...115 months 2 weeks ago
+2Starting at energy IB at BB in 3 weeks but no knowledge of energyI'm a junior from a target school and will be starting at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in energy ib in 3 weeks, but I have literally no background knowledge of anything...11
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3 weeks 16 hours ago
+2IBD in TokyoDoes anyone know what the exit opportunities are like from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+2How Does MSF recruiting work? I was wondering if any current or former MSF students had some insight into how recruiting for MSF programs works. Do you have the same OCR opportunities as undergraduate students or do employers recruit specifically out of the MSF? Also given that most recruiting happens in the fall, would you...10
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+2A2A - Direct Promote Benefits/Bonus/Etc.Trying to understand what the standard practice is across the street (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/MM/EB) regarding the A2A promote in terms of signing bonus, time off, promotion...10
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Index-Match or VlookupI've always used vlookup but, I've recently heard a lot of colleague say Index-Match was better - calculates faster and is widely used in the industry. However, I just read an article stating that prior to being president, everyone knew Donald Trump's preference for vlookup....10
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Bulge Brackets in ChicagoOne big concern with satellite offices is that they tend to be outsourced labor shops for NYC. This tends to be the case with the bulges. Could you guys provide some insight to these Chicago offices?10
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+2Do you ever feel bad when lateraling/leaving your old firm?I've yet to encounter this myself since I'm still a student.. but for those who have made the move after signing full-time and especially those that joined the prior firm for a short period of time(say 1-6 months), do you feel bad just dropping all the work and peacing out? I guess...9
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3 weeks 18 hours ago
+2If it looks like a duck<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]It feels good for about 10 seconds and then we move on“ –– Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of Sales on topping rival GM in May vehicle sales. Quite the line Mark––that’s why context matters, folks....9
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5 days 14 hours ago
+2Managing an Intern: What are you looking for?Title is pretty self-explanatory. I don't work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, but wanted to get perspective from other finance disciplines. When you are...9
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+2Congrats to "My Name is Goldstein"Facetious, obviously. Hate to be a call out guy but can someone explain this kid to me? Legit worst person on WSO, in my opinion. Can't tell if he's trolling but if not, good god. What a joke.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>...91 month 4 weeks ago
+2How to put internship on resume before starting?Hi all, I'm a rising junior and I have an internship lined up for this summer that hasn't started yet. I know a lot of apps for IB 2018 SA has opened already, and many of which are rolling based. Should I be including my upcoming internship onto my resume? If so, what exactly should...9
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+3Breaking into investment banking age 31?I have a 31 year old family member who has been in engineering for the last 10 years and now is looking for a career change. She wants to break into Investment Banking. Is it possible for her to study for a masters degree and start as an analyst at this age? Or does she have to do an...9
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+2Market Volatility - About to explode ? Stock market - Current consumer confidence metrics are at all time highs right now. It's something we haven't seen in the market in a very long time. Are we in a bubble? Is it worth the carrying cost to buy VXX?9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Coach buying Kate Spade Coach said it would buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion as it look to tap the popularity of Kate Spade's satchels and totes among millennials. (About 60% customers of KS are millennials) The offer was $18.50 per share, a 9% premium from Kate Spade's Friday close. KS got >15% of its...81 month 10 hours ago
+2Is Amazon Going Against Their Core Business?Over the past month Amazon has opened 6 brick and mortar stores across the US. The stores are titled Amazon Books and seem to be a modern twist on the traditional book store. They are using these locations to push Amazon Prime and to promote the discoverability of new items, which their website...8
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+3Internship at Abraaj Group in DubaiI've seen a few posts on PE in the middle east and Abraaj in particular. I secured an internship at the Abraaj Group for this summer in Dubai so I created this forum to help put some things in perspective. I'm currently a junior studying in the US. Ask me anything!8
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1 week 6 days ago
+2VC --> VC resume sample?Hey guys. I'm considering a lateral move within the VC industry. I'm with my first VC firm, so I've never written a VC to VC resume before. I've led 7+ VC deals and thought it would be nice to see some other VC resumes to get a sense of how to put together my current VC...8
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+2Carl MarksDoes anyone have any insight into this firm? Found out about an open position and just want to find out so more info - anything from deal flow to exit opps to team size would be appreciated. Thanks!8
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1 week 6 days ago
+215+ YEARS in prison for sexting?The House just passed a bill which makes sexting as a teenager a felony, puts them on the registered sex offender list, and mandates 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON just for sexting. I personally think this is absolutely terrible, what do the rest of you monkeys think about this? * ...8
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+2Path to post-MBA PE without Pre-MBA PE Work Experience. Hi everyone- I find myself in an interesting position. I want to move into private equity from S&T. Does anyone have any experience with this-- is it doable? I've not found much discussion on this topic, and I thought starting a new thread might help people in the same position as...8
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+2Healthcare Consulting Boutique vs big Pharma for MBA placement Do you think one has better elite MBA placement opps from a top healthcare consulting boutique (clearview, ZS,IMS) or from a brand-name big pharma company? (J&J, Roche, Pfizer, Novartis, GSK). 8
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+215 Ways to Tell If Someone's Lying Liars and lies can be hard to detect. However, there are 15 signs in this <a href="https://annual.cfainstitute.org/2017/05/20/three-truths-about-lying-and-a-radical-path-to-trust-pamela-meyer/"> article</a>. This article divides the 15 signs into verbal and nonverbal...7
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+2How do most Asset Managers in Equities get their discount rate?Do they use basic textbook stuff like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-capital-asset-pricing-model-capm">CAPM</a></span>? How about Arbitrage pricing model or the Multi-factor model? EDIT: For fundamental bottom...7
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+3Breaking into IBD: do you think CFA is useful? Do you think is useful to break into investment banking division the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>? Or maybe is better for AM / Trading? Thanks monkeys7
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1 week 12 hours ago
+2Business Schools to Apply toApart from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/am-i-m7-material-what-schools-should-i-apply-to">M7 business schools</a></span>, which other business schools would be worth applying to and potentially attending in order to provide a very...7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Pivoting into Finance - Trying to stay in Richmond, VAI am currently an active duty officer who will be transitioning out of the military to finance next year. I am enrolled in Georgetown's MSF program starting this fall. I am attempting to pivot into finance, with the short-term goal of associate and mid-term goal of getting into Private...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Rutgers MBA??Anyone have any insight on the program? They've made the T50 I believe and have been improving year after year. Obviously for exit ops I'm not talking about IB prestige but what about other decent Corp Fin roles or others?7
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1 week 2 days ago
+2What to bring/wearHey! I am in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> outside of NYC, but the first week of training for all summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 9 hours ago
+2Looking for an unpaid summer internshipI made a pretty big list of people in my area to email looking for an unpaid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Should explicitely say that in the email or go with the "Would you have...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Wells Fargo Energy Investment BankingJust wondering how the energy group down in Houston has been doing lately and how it compares to other banks in Houston 6
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1 week 15 hours ago
+2Interviewing with JP Morgan Private Banking, need adviceHas anyone recently (within the last year) interviewed with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> for their Private Banking department? I received a call from a <span...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Thoughts on this shirt?What are your thoughts on this shirt by CT? Button Cuff. http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html6
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Columbia MSRED working part-timeCan anyone who completed the Columbia MSRED program comment on whether it would be realistic to continue working part-time while attending this program? Say ~20-25 hours a week.6
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+2Any thoughts of SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsuit Banking Corporation)?Just wondering if anyone has heard of SMBC, especially in Asia. Recently got a offer to work there full time as an Analyst in an Asian office and will "rotate" across 4 different divisions. Probably going to take it (since i don't have any better offers at hand) and was...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Level of complexity in TMT group or pure Tech IBD?I've heard that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span> and pure tech <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Business Schools Might Have A Tiny Little Psychopath ProblemHey Monkeys, While on break from studying, I came across this article that alludes to the fact that business majors may think like psychopaths. According to Corey Shank, a PhD student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; [quote] Business students are more likely to fit the...6
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+2Fintech valuationsMorning all, Quick question for anyone with experience in fintech or early-stage <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> company valuations. What are the relevant multiples...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Amalgamated Mines. PE or List?Hi all, we have an interesting project to be set a Mineral Fund. This will be responsible for Financing mineral projects across the entire Mineral cycle; prospecting, intermediate and actual mining. We will be doing; industrial minerals, stones, diamond and coal. There are three approaches; *...6
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+2Applying to Summer 2018 SA positions early?Is there a point of applying to the 2018 SA positions now rather than say in early to mid august? Just curious as to why some banks would release applications this early on while students are still doing their sophomore year internship6
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Took some time today to prepare for Wanna Cry Ransomware attack. I hear ransomware attack was severe in Europe affecting 99 countries and tens of thousands of people. I hear that they can block access to university student's thesis papers. Mostly I hear stories about hospital computer freeze. It even reached Korea where I am from where movie...5
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+3Banking, eh?How is the Canadian investment banking environment today? How are the boutiques doing? Have any banks changed from their previous reputation? And any bank that is punching above their weight? I'd like to know as an undergrad interested in investment banking, it seems there's a been a...5
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+2Debt Analyst share of Originated DealHey guys, hoping to get some background and ammo here. Can anyone comment on what salaried debt analyst can expect to make if they bring in a deal? I know some of the greener pure commission originators will take a 30/70 or 40/60 split with the senior guy, sometimes more sometimes...5
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+2Unlevered BETA - Effective Tax Rate or Corporate Tax RateQuick Question! When having the comparables, to calculate the unlevered beta, should I use the effective Tax Rate or the Corporate Tax Rate? In the calculation i am also using there D/E ratio from Bloomberg as well as their effective tax rate. Let me know your comments4
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+2Snap, crackle...drop<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"He’s a seller/fking a" — That’s the five-word text that got <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span> trader...4
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+2Thinking about switching career pathsHello, I was on the career path into investment banking but i am having second thoughts. I actually want to enjoy my younger days instead of spending 100 hours a week on excel. Sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+2another case study for people to try _ I attached my modelthis was a case study I did for a job a couple years ago. I had to update it for a separate analysis I was playing with, hence the 2016 date. I don't see why it wouldn't still be applicable to use today for practice - hence I'm passing along. The instructions are on the T12...3
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+2Sam Harris: Machismo Braggadocio@Eddie Braverman" turned me on to the Sam Harris podcast, and so far it has been fantastic. If you're unfamiliar with Sam, he's a public intellectual with degrees in philosophy and neuroscience from Stanford and UCLA, respectively. Clearly a brilliant guy - dude pals around...3
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+2Cap Markets Technicals Background: First in person interview for a capital markets role coming up next week. Super happy about it but have not interviewed for a role like this before, so a little nervous about the technical question aspect. Currently Big 4 auditor focused on banking clients. Comfortable with my...3
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+4BB Leveraged FinanceI hear a lot about the major powerhouses in investment banking (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+2How do y'all deal with those who quit?Hey all! Not exclusive to finance, but I was wondering how you mid-level employees deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> who renege on offers or quit early into their internship...2
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+2Margin Call IIMortgage-backed securities and the great spin-off products that go with it brought us the cinematic adventure that is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span>. Now that the dust has...2
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+2Game of phones<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]“We have to prime the pump...have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it…I came up with it a couple of days ago” — President Donald Trump, attempting to explain economics...2
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+2Brilliant, just brilliant<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]We never sue” — Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat at the Code Conference yesterday in response to suing Uber over the Anthony Levandowski scandal. That’s one heck of a poker face, Ruth....2
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+2GROUPME - Goldman Sachs 2017 Undergraduate Camp (NYC/Jersey City)If you will be attending the event for Jersey City (same thing as NYC), please comment below or send me a message and we'll add you to our GroupMe! 11 month 11 hours ago
+3Confused New UserWhy does everyone talk about Breaking Bad so much in this Forum? I get that it's a good show, but I thought this was a finance/IB website. It just seems like every thread I read is talking about "<span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+2Seeking professional adviceHi there everyone, my name is Abdallah El-Sherif I am 22 years old and I am new to this forum. Now still undergraduate in a civil engineering program, one of the top, here in Egypt. I am currently doing my <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+2Ford and Tesla Prospects - Buy or Sell?With Ford's stock price having toppled to $11 from $17 under Mark Fields leadership, Jim Hackett who stepped in as CEO last week has inherited a long route of recovery in catching up with new technologies and realigning the company's strategies. Financially, Ford's sales growth...1
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+3Full Time Megafund RecruitingWas wondering if anyone had any information on the full time recruiting process at MF's (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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4 weeks 18 hours ago
+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...11 month 2 weeks ago
+2Ibd exit opps pathsI have received 17 ft offered from 4 bb, the fed, and a small boutique in Madagascar. Got every group. Only a rising junior at non target. What offeres the better exit opps, Ibd or organized crime? <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 week 4 days ago
+2A/B RestructuringAnyone able to explain how an A/B Restructuring works? So far, my search online has yielded very little meaningful information.02 weeks 2 days ago
+2Real Estate Megathread - The Best RE Posts on WSOBig thanks to my content intern @Jason46 for putting this post together. These are the top ranked posts and discussions related to Real Estate. <h3>Top Discussions:</h3> <b>1. <a...01 month 3 days ago
+2FT ApplicationsAnyone know when the FT applications open up for all the various <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/MM/EBs this year? Looked around to see if there was a recent post/resource but...01 week 6 days ago
+2my name is goldsteindude is nf 05 days 20 hours ago
+4Top Public SchoolsWhat are the some public universities that you think deserve a ounce of respect? How do the rest you who went to target schools view these graduates? Both upper tier and middle tier schools welcome for discussion. Examples: UT Austin Michigan Penn State UVA UCLA Berkeley UNC Texas...74
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+10Trump Fired Comey - Welcome to 1984 America!!Trump fired Comey, and he was planning to do so for about at least a week. I believe that while Comey was a bit clumsy at handling facts last week, there really wasn't enough ground for him to get fired - especially since his clumsiness actually pushed forward a stronger case against Abedin...72
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+6Marxists/Socialist.... why are you into finance if you are against capitalism?Self explanatory title. If you are a Leftist, SJW, someone that believes in Marxist ideals or someone who believes in "YOUR Version" of Socialism... how could you work for an "evil corporation"? Short of saying you are the Leftist equivalent of Ron Swanson from Parks...56
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Clarification: This company is not a scam..Original post deleted. Scam indeed. Famous one. ......................................................39
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Is suicide ever acceptable?Every second, 4 people are born, and 2 people die. Every 40 seconds, 1 person commits suicide. In some Western countries, it's deadlier than car accidents. One of my favorite philosophers, Albert Camus, famously said (and I quote)- "There is but one truly serious philosophical...33
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1 week 17 hours ago
+3How important are social skills for getting IB job?Suppose I get into a M7. How important are social skills to get a IB job? If u don't have good, are they important?28
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+3Columbia MBA - Underrated ??Hi guys, Have been diving into MBA school research for my next year's applications and couldn't really understand the reason behind Columbia's low rankings in the US News (#9). School's notable alumni representation is one of the strongest on Wall Street, employment...28
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+2In DUBAI, NO Experience, Gap-year student @ 2nd Year of University wanting to land INTERNSHIP in a BANK/CONSULTING/COMPANYHi! I just got into a reputed UK-based University in DUBAI. I got good marks in high-school finals **CBSE 81% ** . I had a year gap cause of some sad problems with no job experience. But I am getting a **direct 2nd Year entry**, skipping one year cause of the scholarship. I also can't...25
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+2Got an Expensive Manhattan Apartment, Will I Have Enough Left Over to Have Fun?I'm 21 y/o starting my first job in the city and just signed my lease. If I get no raises, no stock bonus, and the absolute minimum cash bonus, I'll be pocketing $175k my first full-year on the job (2018). Having even one of these three things happen means you're in the bottom...22
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Your favorite recipes? Inspired by my last post (<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/every-meal-i-eat-is-at-a-restaurant-or-delivery-you">Every meal I eat is at a restaurant or delivery, you?</a>) user @shortstack" suggested someone start a recipe thread. I'm the guy...20
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+1How do these job offers compare?Hey guys, I've cast such a wide net trying to lateral I have some very different standing offers. I'd appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts. I'm currently a research associate at a small to mid cap <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+1Favorite BooksWhat are some of everyone's favorite books? These books can be finance related and non-finacne related. Any books with good moral lessons, biographies, personal finance? 19
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+2Top IS Analyst salaryCurious what is base/bonus like for an Analyst with top brokerages team? For example, An analyst on a Spies or Stacom in NYC? They are doing billion dollar transactions like hot cakes so I would guess they make decent. I know the typical salary for Analysts are like 45-55K with vary bonuses. 19
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+1Losing deals (RE)I feel like I'm trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. I've been getting blasted by emails from brokers in the last 8ish months with "amazing value add" etc opportunities. The problem is the brokers want first rounds of offers like a week or two after, and all that...19
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+1What should you do as an intern when your "managing analyst" doesn't assign enough work to youDon't know what to do, should I directly ask for tasks or ask for their previous deal decks to read?19
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+1Snap Q1 EarningsHello monkeys, As you guys might have known already, Snap just reported its first quarterly financial results. And boy oh boy, all these short sellers are making a killing. Suffice to say, Snap screwed up. Shares are down more than 25 percent in after-hours <span...19
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Top banks & coverage/product groups that feed Mega Funds I've heard that M&A group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+1Do you feel like you are/did utilizing college fully?As a current sophomore at a strong target, with a relatively easy major (business/finance), it seems like the things I do outside of my major matter just as much (if not more) than my grades (since its quite easy to get 3.7+). I'm not in a social fraternity, but I am in a few competitive...18
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 11th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...18
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?Suicide is not my option, therefore I have to live with the body I have. What can I do to improve my condition? 5'8 and 100kgs (tragic), I am at the bottom of the '<span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+1Doubling Returns Every Month in Options TradingSo here goes. My best friend from college and I have had a very similar career path. We both interned at the same financial institution, both eventually landed in consulting at Tier 2 firms, and both had expressed interest to pursue the MBA route to re-brand ourselves and move from 'tech...17
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+1The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing PugBy now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From <a...17
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+1Are passwords going be to obsolete?You know that you've forgotten your password before and thought, "Well, if I can't remember my password, then no one else can hack my account and that's great security." But is it? According to Brian Lennon's <a...17
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+1Did I screw up on my MSF choice??I can't help but to second guess my decision. I feel like I royally f*cked up. I'm coming from a top 20 school on the West Coast (think UC Berkeley, Stanford) but want to get back East. I have family in both Boston and NYC and my goal is to get into banking as an analyst. I...16
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+1Paris Dauphine vs ESCP vs ESSEC vs Cass vs RSMWhich one? Paris Dauphine master financial markets, taught in Eng, I heard good about placement for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> and markets, 2 years w 2 internship...16
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+1(Nice) places to live if you work in Canary wharfI was wondering where employees live if they work in Canary Wharf, London. It seems to me that the nicer areas of London are in the West and a lot of the areas close to Canary Wharf are not so nice. Therefore I was wondering where do analyst and associates live in London (ie closest tube stop)...16
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+1BB IBD or 1bn L/S Equity Fund?Good day to you all. A longtime member of this forum, just creating a new account to post this and would like to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have made similar decisions. I've received two offers and am currently deciding which one to go for. Not going to describe the...16
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+1Am I Lying to Myself?Hi all, I currently work for a Financial Advising Wirehouse in Orange County, California. The team I intern for has about $650AUM divided between 2 FA's and a CSA. The life of every FA in this office seems pretty sweet. Averaging maybe 35-40 hour work weeks, assuming a comfortable salary...16
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+1Any self taught coders out there?Looking to learn how to code and have no prior experience. Looking for any tips, books, websites, or anything at all that could be helpful. Any strategies for studying would be great to hear too. Thanks16
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1 week 6 days ago
+1CFA not in banking industryHello. My background is in Finance and Accounting. Although, I have a small background in Accounting. My long term goal is to work as a CFO. But I'd like to take the following path since I am currently in FP&A...I'm thinking Controller (I have no CPA though)...if I get <span...15
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+2Going back into Banking from PE I graduated from a top 3 MBA last year and before that worked for 2 years in a Top 10 boutique bank and 2 years at a global CPG company as a corporate development professional. My dream for B-School was to land at a mid-market consumer PE/Growth fund, and I made it happen by hustling harder...15
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+1Mezz lending outlook for the next few yearsJust wanted to get people's thoughts on mezz financing in real estate, and the outlook for mezz lenders/originators in the next couple of years, given where we are in the cycle. I am searching old threads as well, but wanted to see if anyone had any current insight. Might have an...15
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Kellogg/Booth MBA vs. Harvard JD for PE Career?Hey guys have a bit of a unique situation I'd like some insight on. I'm a PE associate nearing the end of my program and have been offered a senior associate / VP position at my firm post graduate school. I applied to a lot of different schools but was unfortunately dinged at HBS,...15
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Newbie tried modeling... looking for guidance, not the answers.I've been struggling for a few months now to break into the RE world while trying to coach myself on modeling. I found a scenario from online and I am beyond stuck. I'm pretty confident I haven't done this correctly. Would anyone be able to take a look and guide me to resources...15
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1WSO Caption Contest - June 6th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...15
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+1Having resume without GPAIm rising junior majoring com sci and finance at non target school who is applying for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> for next year. I wondering if I can leave off my 3.5 GPA since...15
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1 week 5 days ago
+1What is a PM's role in a HF?What does a PM do at a hedge fund? I'm going to be interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> this summer but I don't know what PMs do. I know...15
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1 week 1 hour ago
+2Intern Dress Advice? Monkeys, I had some questions about attire recommendations for S&T dress clothing for a summer intern. I was planning on buying 5 brooks brothers shirts (only in plain white and blue) and some navy/gray dress pants. I have seen advice on this forum such as to leave a suit jacket/tie in...14
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+1Second year Investment sales analyst compI am soon entering my second year of a brokerage stint at a national firm (CBRE, JLL, Cushman) in a major non-nyc market. I support two brokers for particular niche. I currently make 40k base which is peanuts, and I don't know what my bonus is yet. Just wanted to get an idea of what you...14
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+1Bring my Emotional Support Dog to internship? Kidding, but I can't believe these are a thing. Heard Bill Simmons on his podcast talking about seeing a family on his flight with not one, but TWO "emotional support" dogs with them on the flight Have you guys seen anything like this? Obviously I get that people need...14
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+1Daily news routine?What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best?14
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 31st... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...14
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+1Small Boutique IB or BB Wealth Management Hi Guys, So I'm caught in a bit of a dilemma. I am coming from a non-target school, graduating in a couple of weeks with Finance degree, 1st gen college student. Didn't do <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Does getting into consulting after MBA require solid pre-MBA work experience? Hi everyone, Thinking about consulting after MBA. Does getting into consulting after MBA require solid pre-MBA work experience? I don't have much pre-MBA work experience. Thank you all so much!14
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+1PE Fund Accountant looking to move into PE investment firmsHi all, after reading a few threads on WSO I decided to join and see whether anyone could give some advice on transitioning from accounting to PE. I currently work in a PE administration firm as a Fund Accountant, I am still doing my ACCA but wanted to see whether it is worth continuing and...14
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+1Is Evercore a boutiqueTitle says it, when people mention boutiques and elite boutiques, I often think of places like Centerview, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> and PJT. Places that have a small amount of employees but work on some of the...14
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+1What am I doing wrong in networking?Hi everybody :) I desire a job in the M&A Investment Banking sector. I studied economic mathematics in Germany, graduated in November 2016 with low GPA. Afterwards I did a semester abroad in the USA, Hawaii to improve my English. In the beginning of my studies I did an audit internship...13
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+1Penn vs Duke vs Georgetown SFS vs Brown vs LSEPenn vs Duke vs Georgetown SFS vs Brown vs LSE Currently at Brown (wanna transfer out since I don't like it too much) , got into these schools for transfer admission, wondering which would offer the best career prospect for investment banking/consulting. I am an international student...13
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+1Is This A Good List?So, attached is a list of schools my friend (a junior in high school) is applying to. He doesn't have a WallStreetOasis account but I told him about how much it helps and am pushing him towads IU. So, he made a list of schools. Is this a good list for him to appropriately categorize schools...13
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+1Change of GPA want to get a job in Management ConsultingHello! I am a Bio major, Chem and Business minor. I originally had the plan to go to Med School and I am studying for the MCAT. I was planning on attending Med School after I graduated but came to the realization that I will not enjoy a profession in Medicine. This past year, I took business...13
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+1Low GPA, High GMAT, CFA - Where should I be aiming?I'll be sending out MBA applications next fall, and my current plan is to apply to all top 10 schools + UT (I'm a Texas resident). My current goal is to work at a long/short shop and possibly move to a hedge fund some time down the line. Do I have a decent enough shot at HSW, or would...13
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+1Which Role?If you had to choose between the following 3 options, which would you choose? Assume the comp is similar. The bonus varies from 10% to discretionary. Assume the ultimate goal is to own and operate a portfolio of small to medium multifamily real estate while working full time by day. <span...13
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+1Too Old for a CFA?I'm gonna be 28 at the end of this June but I won't be ready for this year's exam. If i were to sit next year and pass all levels first shot (trust I know this is a difficult task) I would have completed all levels at age 31. Is 31 too old for the <span...13
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+1Algorithmic Trading Book for Econ/Finance GraduatesHello everyone, I'm an Economics graduate pursuing a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I was wondering if any of you is aware of an algorithmic trading "bible",...13
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+1Manager Corp Dev Salary (Pre-MBA)I'm in my second year as a senior financial analyst in a Corp Dev group. Prior to that I did the typical 2 years in banking at an MM firm. What should I expect for a base salary at the Manager level? Think F500, Pre-MBA (no intention of getting one at this time, unless the firm would pay...13
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+1S&T vs IBDHi, Currently trying to apply for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+1Accepted an IB SA offer and starting to regretI accepted an early SA offer (Only bank I have interviewed with) at a pretty good bank in a Non-NY office recently and am starting to regret not waiting to go through the entire recruiting process. I was given an extremely short time frame to accept and thought I would be content in just getting...12
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5 days 8 hours ago
+1Senior Acquisitions Analyst CompA friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to...12
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+1Do you purchase the firm at equity value or asset value?Hey all, (values in millions) Did a valuation for a tech company and I came to an enterprise value of $1,231 (in millions) of unlevered cash flows. I added back cash in year 0, thus giving me asset value in year 0 of 1,311.I subtracted debt today which is 320 and got to an <span...12
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Incoming Kellogg MBA - Consulting Chances HelpI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...12
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+1Associate Compensation at Meridian Capital / JLLCan someone please provide me some insight as to what all-in comp looks like as an associate in the CRE brokerage group at a company like Meridian or JLL? Also, how does this differ from investment sales? I am exploring a role at one of these firms now and am not really sure what to expect...12
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+1Could you review my Resume...ThanksI'm a rising sophomore and I am trying to get ready for next summer's IB recruitment cycle. A little context, I recently switched from pre-med so any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance. Everything after the third page is stuff that will not be included.12
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+1PwC "Start" (Diversity) Internship -- What to expect as a sophomore undergrad?I'll be starting at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> in one month for their "Start" internship, a program open to all sophomores coming from an underrepresented...12
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+1International Student/ Non Target/ 2.5 GPA/ No Internships, Any hope to break in?Hello, I just found this great community, so as the title says, I am graduating this Summer (Finance major), and I am wondering if there is any hope of getting into investment banking, I can network like crazy in the next months (just started) but I am not sure if my gpa would still hold me back...12
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Choosing an area to work in as a summer analyst at Lloyds Bank Front OfficeI was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> job at Lloyds Bank NYC & have to choose my top three areas to work in the Front Office: Coverage Area (Financial Instituions or Global...12
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+1Year 1 Leveraged Return for a Real Estate PortfolioI have an interview this week with a CRE brokerage firm and an Analyst sent me an OM on a portfolio of assets. He told me we'll be talking about the portfolio/properties and wanted me to think about a few questions. The questions include risks, valuing the portfolio, valuing each asset...12
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+1Land Acquisition Analyst?Hi guys, I recently came across a Land Acquisition Analyst position at a multifamily development firm and was wondering if any one could shed some light on this kind of role. It seems a bit different from typical RE related Acquisition role and I'd love to learn more. Thank you in...12
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+1Ever miss your college dorm lifestyle?Well now you can get that every day. <a...12
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+1Is AI gonna rip us apart ?Hey guys, just saw an article from Bloomberg about Machine Learning facilities at MS. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/morgan-stanley-s-16-000-human-brokers-get-algorithmic-makeover?em_pos=small&ref=headline&nl_art=4 Hey guys, I just saw an article from the...12
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+1Success with SelectleadersHi all, I most recently came across select leaders and wanted to see if anyone has had any success landing a job from any of the posts. I've applied to a handful of companies on there but haven't really heard back but from 1 or 2 companies. Any success stories?12
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+1Should I Transfer from a Semi-Non Target with a decent alumni network?Hi, I am currently a freshman at a semi to non target (UMD Smith). Aiming for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Always INSULTED and HUMILIATED. What to do?Hi, I have always been dominated by most of the people in my life. My closest friends make fun of me. They treat me like I am some kind of fool. I can't even get rid of them cause of some reasons. On top of that, when I go to my parents and try to talk to them, they laugh at me. I...12
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+1How to email a "contact" / MD at BBHello everyone, I'm a long time lurker and really enjoy this website. Please help me out with any advice that you may have. I'm a rising senior at a non target trying to break into IB. I have a current internship at a "no name" boutique but of course I want to eventually ...11
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1 week 14 hours ago
+1JP Morgan MBA Early Advantage 2017I applied to the program and didn't get a confirmation of submission. Kind of left me wondering if the application was received. Anyone else face the same issue?11
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+1Not Paying Bills On TimeThe developer I work for seems to never pay bills on time to GCs and/or subcontractors. Sometimes this is a negotiation tactic to make sure everything is done right before payment is released. Other times the guy in charge of signing the checks just goes into hiding and becomes unreachable when...11
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+1Non-Insane NYC Finance JobsHey everybody, I'm currently managing investments for a bank in my hometown in Louisiana. I don't necessarily dislike my current position, but I've begun to explore other opportunities. I have some buddies who are working in Finance in NYC on the IB side, and we've had...11
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+1EDHEC, HEC Lausanne or otherHey everyone, let me first introduce myself. I'm a student from Belgium finishing my MSc in Mathematics this year. I took a minor in economics during my bachelor and have had 3 finance related courses this year. I have no <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Global Cyber Attack: Have you been hit?Hello monkeys, Seems like a shitstorm out there with the Ransomware cyber-attack. Article can be read [here](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-14/hospitals-gain-control-in-ransom-hack-more-attacks-may-come) [quote] More than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries have...11
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+1Python to automate in IBD/M&ASo after trawling through other discussions about programming languages (Python/VBA), I gather the general consensus is this: great to learn for personal development and numerous future endeavors, but not so applicable to the 2 year period as an M&A analyst. I have spent the past couple...11
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1 week 17 hours ago
+1LIHTCI know there are other threads explaining what it is. But what I'm curious about is can you get pigeon holed in this type of roll after having experience in multi and office mostly. What are the exit opps?11
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+1Will I still be relevant at top consulting firms with a < 3.5 GPA?I'm a rising junior at a U.S. News top 3 ranked public university. I'm an economics major and have taken some of the hardest courses in the major (intermediate microeconomics, econometrics, and money & banking) the past two semesters. I came out alright, but I may be in danger of...11
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Accept BB S&T offer or Options Prop Trading offer?Hi, I'm having a very hard time deciding between two roles right now. Could i have your thoughts on choosing between an S&T role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank,...11
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+12018 FT CMBS RecruitingHi, I'm trying to get a better grasp on full-time recruiting for next year. I know that I would be prepared and qualified for an entry-level position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump)...11
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2 days 20 hours ago
+1Exiting an Equity Research dream jobI always wanted to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> analyst (sell side or buy side). But now that I finally broke in, and have been here for some time, I realize how bad...11
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+1INSEAD MBA - Worth it for IB?I am an engineer and am committed to break into the Investment Banking field post my MBA. Most of my experience has been in project management, detailed design engineering and in client management. The school that is of note here is INSEAD. Upon checking the employment stats, it really stands...10
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+1Still no internshipAt this point, what should my strategy be? I've emailed almost every boutique IB I can, and nothing. I've also emailed a ton of other financial services firms, and still nothing. Not sure what to do right now. I am looking to break into investment banking next summer but have...10
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+1Optics on Deal FeesI'm an owner operator/GP. I locate an off-market deal, brought to me through a broker but unlisted. Broker needs protection on the commission as seller will not pay (for whatever reason). 1% fee on top of the purchase price. I take the deal to a group of LPs. I include an additional...10
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Calculating NPV of a potential tax abatementI'm analyzing a property that has a large special tax assessment tied to it, with the option to prepay the assessment now and never have to pay the yearly expense amount again. The prepayment amount now is $2MM and the yearly assessment is $110,000, growing at 2% over the course of the...10
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+1Recruiters for investment banking two years out of college. Hi (non-fellow) IB'ers. Apologies if this has already been addressed on WSO, I couldn't find any thread from the past though. I was hoping to get some insight on whether there are any (recommended) recruiters in the IB industry that look to hire potential employees who are not...10
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 5th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...10
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Warehouse LendingHave an interview coming up which is where this stems from. I understand the concept of Warehouse Lending but have a few questions. Who are your customers? would a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Salaries from HEC vs LSE vs IEHi all, I was recently accepted to IE Ms in Finance and LSE Masters in Finance and Private Equity. I like LSE, but I was disappointed how little people graduating from the program make (approx. 50k pounds - 56k euros). On the other hand, people from HEC Masters in international finance make...10
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+1I need URGENT career advice - on the verge of a meltdown. Help?THANKS ALL QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED. DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE 10
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+1Offer rescinded, need serious helpI was doing a post-grad internship at a boutique valuation firm, and I received and accepted an offer at a PE FoF. I informed my work I accepted another offer and would be leaving, and as I was leaving the office the last day, I received word my offer at the FoF was rescinded. After accepting...10
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Summer courses vs. IB internshipHi guys, rising junior at a non-target (top 50 UG B-school). I'm interning at an IBaB in a shadow IB rotational program for a month or two this summer (sophomore). My grades are OK at best, but going into recruiting I'll most likely have a ~3.4/3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.7 or 3.8 in my...10
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+1Top 10 target v Harvard w/ Gap YearHi, I was recently admitted off the Harvard waitlist for the class of 2022. I have already placed my deposit at a top 10 target (think Penn/Dartmouth/Duke). I am not very eager to undergo a gap year, and I like the atmosphere of my current school better. My question is this: is Harvard...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Credit Card Point for Major PurchaseHello everyone, I know this may not be specific to investment banking but would like some advice. I have some student loans I have to pay off, and I am going to buy a new car. Total for both is about 65K, i have enough to pay for both with no loan needed. I want to put it on a credit card that...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+1MM PE GPA RequirementI know that this topic has been discussed in the past, but how would a 3.6 GPA (semi-target top 20 university) coupled with a MM PE internship coming from a well respected MM IB position me for MM PE recruiting?10
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1 week 6 days ago
+1London (Cold) CallingHi everybody! I have already searched a little through the forum and I kind of got the impression that cold calling and cold e-mailing in Europe is not as common as in the US. I am particularly focused on London and I was thinking about starting cold e-mailing (to get a call). How is it...10
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Should interns eligible for overtime claim it?I was wondering what the proper etiquette is for claiming overtime during a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. I'll be working on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1My chances of getting into London Business School?Delete this ..........................................?...............................................10
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1 week 6 days ago
+2CICC vs BB IBD 2017Hey monkeys, a quick, classic and evolving question about CICC vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Too many degrees?I am currently a rising sophomore, non-target top 50 UG, and am interested in investment banking. I am majoring in math and finance and also am going to do a 4+1 in accounting (masters program). I was thinking of going for an MFE after that, but is that overkill? Should I just apply for an...10
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2 weeks 15 hours ago
+1O&G investing?I am currently a corporate strategy intern at a supermajor. My boss has suggested that I complete a research project by the end of the summer on a topic of interest. He has really given me free reign, just asking me to run the idea by him before starting. Although I am somewhat knowledgeable on...10
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1 week 2 hours ago
+1Uk snap elections We're close to the GE date. I have few ideas to share with you.. waiting for your reply. **Tories**: May issued a bridge to nowhere with the leitmotiv "No Deal Better than a Bad Deal". A lot of lies from the duo May - Johnson. Imo is a NO. **Labour**: Corbyn's idea of...9
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+1Thorofare Capital (Los Angeles) - Anyone work with these guys?Hey guys, New here. Semi-lurker. Finally made account. I was wondering if anyone has worked with Thorofare Capital? Looking for some color on them. I am preparing a list of debt groups in the greater LA area that I want to begin networking with and reaching out to for <span...9
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+1"Any fundamental fund that CONSISTENTLY returns 15%+ is doing something shady" - Your thoughts?I saw this in another thread from a verified <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> person. Wondering what other people's thoughts are. As much as I want HF, if it...9
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+1Tudor Pickering Holt & Co - Current Perception of O/G GroupI'm trying to find some more current information on the firm. I know they focus primarily on A&D in upstream but what is the culture like? Prestige in Houston? Exit Ops? Salary?9
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Using as a "stepping stone"I am a rising sophomore doing a boutique banking internship this summer. As I try to network with alums for my following summer, I receive a lot of hostility from alums at mid-tier BBs and MMs that I am trying to use their firm as a stepping stone for <span...9
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+13.6 from a Target?Where does a 3.6 from a target (HYP level) put me in terms of IB recruiting for summer 2018? I'm a rising junior, and am thinking of taking online summer courses from my university in addition to interning, to boost my GPA. It's exactly a 3.59 now, and with an A in an online summer...9
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+11st year at firm in Palo Alto, where to live in SF for commute and around other ambitious finance types?I'll be starting at a firm near/in Palo Alto this fall. I want to live in SF because all my friends will be moving there but it means I will need to commute. 1) Where do most finance people live? One of the biggest hesitations in taking this job is that I get annoyed by overt...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Interview - SMBC Capital Markets Hi all - I recently made my first post discussing my interest about breaking into IB, and my current career/skills. I've been talking to some MM banks, but have an interview coming up at SMBC CM for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Can acquaintances get you jobs?For instance, can lecturers that visit your company, who are either former employees of BBs or current managers of branches, get you jobs, or do these types of connections stop at that level?9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Value Break Analysis | RestructuringHey - I have seen the concept of "value break" analysis tossed around when looking into restructuring. Does anyone have a technical example of this (i.e., with numbers / quick math), or a good explanation of this? I have an interview tomorrow and would greatly appreciate any guidance....9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Should You Be Working While On Vacation?A University of Texas study states that working for only 1 hour while on vacation makes you 43% more likely to forget the vacation. The study says you will not be engaged in the vacation and your brain will remember it as just another day at work. Here's the article for reference:...9
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+1LBO transaction debt included in net debt?if using $50M of equity and $100M of debt financing to purchase a private company, does that $100M of debt get included in the transaction net debt and effective valuation?9
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3 weeks 20 hours ago
+1JPMC Soph Development FellowshipJust wondering who else got the invite?? Very excited seems like a great opportunity super interactive 2 trips 3 days in Chicago 3 in NYC. 9
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2 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Best Resources I'm starting an internship at a distressed and turnaround focused PE firm. Best resources to go over before I begin? 9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Interviewing for Trading Support: Need Advice!Hi everyone, I am currently a 1st year analyst working at a very niche commodities research shop with limited to zero growth prospects ahead career-wise given how small and lean my shop runs. Recently, I've acquired the opportunity to interview for a commodities role at a large...9
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1UC Berkeley vs. NYUHi WSO Community, I am currently transferring from a small, private school in Southern California to either NYU or UC Berkeley. At my previous institution I studied Finance, however, at NYU or UC Berkeley, I will be studying Economics and Computer Science. I was wondering if any members had...9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1How to get an IB internship for next summer?Hey guys, I'm a rising junior at Baruch College majoring in finance. I have a 3.97 GPA and my goal is to get an IB internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> next summer....9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Computer Science or Math/Economics degree to break in as a Quant?Alright guys I am a community college student who got accepted to Brown University for Computer Science, and also University of Pennsylvania for Computer Science also. For Math/Economics I got accepted to UCLA and for Computer Science/Business Administration I got accepted to USC. 1. I was...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1How do I begin? Hi, my name is Nick. This is my first post on WSO. I need to know how to get started in investment banking, and if the prospect of starting is even possible for my current credentials/experience (or lack thereof). A little background: I'm 20 years old and a college dropout...9
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Tricky finance interview questionHey all, I had a short interview with a Finance department. The interviewer was not happy with my answer. He asked me: Question: "Say your marketing director comes to you and asks for $100,000 to fund his marketing project in Walmart, would you give it to him"? Me: Well,...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Coke in the OfficeSerious question - Have any of you guys ever witnessed someone do blow in the office? Curious as to how prevalent (if at all) this "stereotype" is. 9
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18 hours 14 min ago
+1Need ideas for last minute internshipLong story short: I was promised an internship, and got screwed over at the last minute. Long story long: My intention was to intern at the Dallas Fed this summer, and a former "staff member" (and one of my professors - I can't say more without getting him/me in trouble)...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+3Learning to Control your Emotions is the key to Success in TradingThere are many things that you need to take care when you chose forex trading as your full-time profession. If you think that you will become a millionaire within a few weeks by trading the live assets in the market then trading is not the right job for you. Those who are trading the forex...9
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1You Can Become An "Elite" Resident In Thailand For $60,000It seems like Thailand really wants people to come to their country, even going as far as offering an "elite" residency for $60,000. Not only do you become a VIP of Thailand, but the government provides a concierge service. According to this <a...9
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3 days 11 hours ago
+1Breaking out of Ops into the Front OfficeI currently work as a middle office analyst at a fairly large asset managment firm supporting its HY fixed income group. I took this position because of the firm's rep and my hope wasto work my way into a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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3 days 4 hours ago
+1Learning skills to move to long/short equity fundsI am about to start as an analyst at a fixed income hedge fund focused on relative value strategies. Its unclear to what extent I will get experience doing fundamental research, but it seems like I won't be doing a lot of it. I have a few months of free time this summer before I start work...9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Mob attacks professor for opposing race-based censorship The students demanded that all white individuals leave campus for the day. The professor declined. See what happens. http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/27/white-privilege-protesters-forcing-professor-resign-racism-evergreen-state8
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Hating job, don't know what to doSix months into a commercial banking (not corporate, think $50mil or less) analyst grad role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. In short: I hate it. The small, monotonous...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...8
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+1Do Job Titles Matter? How do recruiters/ hiring manager view an applicants job title? For instance someone who is called a data entry clerk but if you looked at her resume you will realize that job title doesn't really represent their responsibilities? And they are qualified for the position. Is it an automatic...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Outside of NYC working in IB, what do you tell people that you do?I'm in a large city (SF/LA/Chicago/Miami/Houston) but not NYC where finance is king. What do others that work in IB tell people what they do for a living when it comes up in regular conversation? Depending on the day and the intelligence of the person I'm speaking with I'll say...8
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Intern Dos and Donts-NYC Specificok8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Do Employers Verify Transcript/GPA with College?If so, how? ~minimum length is 100 characters so just wasting space...............................................~8
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5 days 10 hours ago
+1How to break into FinanceLong time WSO reader but first time posting, so please bare with me. I recently graduated a Top 50 public college with an Economic and Political Science major. I was part of multiple clubs and was held multiple positions in my fraternity on campus. I had a 3.5/4.0 GPA and interned at a...8
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1 day 17 hours ago
+1how often do employers do reference checks?For <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>, and also for junior <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Family Office: Jack of All Trades JobI work for an early stage family office... if you want to call it that. The family owns a business that does $1 bil+ a year in revenue and has a RE portfolio that's also worth $1 bil+. I am technically employed by the family's primary operating company but my job entails a lot of...8
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44 min 28 sec ago
+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...8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1What happens directly after a super-day?I'm curious about how things go down directly after the conclusion of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span>. What is the process like? Do you go through a list of the candidates and one by one either say vouch...8
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6 days 18 hours ago
+1How Does Regions Securities Compare to Other MM Banks' IBD?I am recently looking for a potential opportunity in a MM bank's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/Capital Market. I have seen a few job postings by Regions Securities...8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Bill Gates would do the followingBill Gates says he'd choose: AI, Energy, Or Bioscience if he's in college once again. Let's put whether he'll graduate aside. Most of my friends are in the field of Bio or CS ---> going for Deep Learning, Machine Learning or others. Are those majors the...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Masters Graduate From Russia I hold a Specialist(<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>) degree from Russia in finance. Worked in Gazprom moved to US to develop myself in the language and my career. I went to Altai State Technical and I'm...8
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Career advice for M7 MBA applicationsHello! Having completed a MSc. in Finance at top 5 UK univ. and a long-term internship at #1 European M&A EB at my country (eastern European) I am currently looking for a full-time job to start my career. For this I need your valuable advice. I want to go to a M7 MBA and I want to...8
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5 days 16 hours ago
+1London vs Paris:where to live and work?As you know considering all the facts (especially Brexit) in which one do you think is better to live and study? With Macron I think Paris will face with a big growth (deregulations, tax down, tobin tax and capital gain out) Maybe france is best bet for the future? Feel free to explain your...8
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3 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Break into Development from M7 MBA programHi guys, I will be attending an M7 MBA program coming this fall and want to transition from an architectural project management role to development or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...8
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2 weeks 10 hours ago
+1How much staffing on typical PE deal?Quick question for the other private equity guys on here. How do you typically staff(or get staffed on) live deals? Is it as lean as a VP/Associate pair with Partner oversight? Would multiple associates get staffed on a larger deal? I know it differs firm to firm, but curious to get...8
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+1Was that interview experience normal?good evening monkeys, I had an interview a few days ago for an IB internship position, and the first step was a case study. I've been on the hunt to land IB for a while now (like a lot of you guys) and worked on the modeling/valuation aspects a bunch of times over the past few...8
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1How is PJT Partners almost two years post BX spinoff?Any opinions on that? It's been almost 2 years since the spinoff from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>. How is PJT as a place to work? Deal flow? "Preftige"?...8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Lender RankingsFor difficulty to get in, how would the different CRE lenders of Debt fund, Lifeco, Bank, CMBS, agency, etc. rank? At origination level, how would compensation vary? 8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1should i only be networking with analysts?For <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, should I only be networking with first year analysts that actually look at resumes or network with anyone from my school? 8
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Too late for an internship?Hi Guys, I'm a sophomore at a Semi Target(Top 5 undergrad B School) and I'm working some small part time positions this summer. I will have a 3.2 gpa going into junior year recruiting. Is it too late to get something for this summer? I was wondering how to go about finding...7
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4 days 22 hours ago
+1Operations Finance roles?Interviewing with a large consumer goods corporation. Does anyone have an insight on what an operations financial analyst does? I know I'm not being too descriptive but just curious about the field.7
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+1BNP Paribas 2017 Intern Program posted on 5/18, Legit?I found a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> program posted for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1General networking etiquette questions (physical trading)Hi, hopefully there're some physical traders here who can clarify a few quick questions I have (although this also pertains to any industry in general I would think...) What exactly is the standard etiquette for LinkedIn? I keep finding conflicting information on WSO. Should I bother...7
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1 week 19 hours ago
+1Lowe’s Wants To Turn Its Workers Into Super-HumansWith all the news of automation possibly replacing thousands of bottom-line jobs, it seems like Lowe's is trying to implement advanced technology in a different way. Instead of replacing workers with machines, the <a...7
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Huge Resume Question: For non-target undergrad, should very impressive AP scores go on your resume?I went for a very specialized degree at a non-target undergraduate public university (very few schools have the program). I am wondering whether <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-are-accounts-payable-AP">AP</a></span>...7
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1 week 23 hours ago
+1How important are high school grades?How much weightage is given to high school grades? Does it matter if the GPA in university is above 3.5? 7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Capital One "Principal Associate"?Is this the equivalent of an Associate role at a BB in a CB group? They have a Principal Associate role in the Commercial Underwriting group but they are labeling it as an AVP role which seems very back office to me. I'm currently at a BB in a CB role and our hierarchy does not include...7
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5 days 22 hours ago
+1How much do you spend on sport?I am a huge premier league football fan and I attend football games when I can. I am thinking of buying a season ticket which costs £900 for the season. However the travel will add another £600 for the whole season. This season ticket will guarantee me around 25 games. How much money...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Apple Cash Reserves for an LBOThis is definitely a noob question, but just a student trying to learn as much as possible. I recently read an article that Apple has $200+ Billion in cash reserves (of course outside of the US) and was wondering that say with Trump's tax policies by encouraging/forcing US Companies to keep...7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1has anyone moved from working in Construction management to REIT or REPE? In a nutshell, I am a year out of college, I graduated from a state school in NY ranked in the top 100 in nation with a degree in ECON. My GPA was a 3.5 (not the greatest GPA or school) After college I went to work for a construction management firm, Im currently finishing up my...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Raspberry Pi for Financial Modeling?I'm looking into getting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span>/BIWS to teach myself <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Question about the oil market and energy IB1a. When is O&G/energy deal flow strongest in the US? My rationale is that during times of high oil prices, capital markets activity for the energy sector will be strong as drillers ramp up production and invest heavily in PP&E. During times of lower oil prices, I see...7
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Is an MBA the right move? B4 ConsultantAs you’ll see from previous posts – Career has been Big 4 Audit, Big 4 Consulting, Big 10 State School… I’ve spent the last 2 years looking at options to move into a more strategic position both in industry and via other consulting firms. Opportunities have been extremely...7
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4 days 9 hours ago
+1Undergrad PE internship. Need Wisdom. Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non target with a 4.0. I recently landed a PE internship (50% sourcing) at a smaller growth shop with no set career progression and am having trouble seeing the path forward. My thinking is that maybe I can swing an IB gig after I graduate, but will be...7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Moving Markets in BrokerageI am currently working for a big landlord (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>) on the east coast in retail brokerage. I am one year out of school and have been with the...7
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2 days 21 hours ago
+1What clothes to wear as a graduate? (complete newbie)I got a trainee job at Big 4 in London, in a technology role. I know nothing about fashion so if you could tell me the exact name of the style of 'jeans' or shirts I should wear that would be great. What colours? What budget should I have? Where should I shop? Out of curiosity...7
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1 week 11 hours ago
+1Breaking into London Investment Banking as an International studentI have been a WSO reader for a long time and I am heading to UK for undergrad this september to do my undergrad in economics and finance at a strong semi target university. Due to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa"...7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Have you ever been outed from a post on WSO?Relatively speaking, the world of high finance is small. Have you ever recounted a story on here that bit you in the ass later, i.e. someone figuring out who you were because you were talking shit, or at worst an offer being rescinded?7
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10 hours 18 min ago
+1Asking your employer for money when they use your idea that'll save millionsLet me preface by saying I work in CRE AM for a huge company that does over $40 billion in revenue. Now, I think that I have come up with an idea that in its maturity, should raise the average occupancy on our debt properties by ~1% which would generate an additional ~$50 million in revenues,...7
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Just joined WSO and looking to get into PEHi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning to attend an MBA and make a transition...7
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2 days 9 hours ago
+2Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours?Hello! Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours? For example, roles that are close to M&A salaries but with less working hours? Thanks!7
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1 week 17 hours ago
+1BAML in CharlotteAfter looking through the forum there aren’t very many recent post about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> Charlotte. I do not have many contacts within <span...7
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4 days 18 hours ago
+1HR Wanted to "Schedule Time to Talk" then GhostedI was contacted by HR for a company I interviewed with a long time ago. The HR lady said she wanted to schedule some time to talk and asked me for my availability the next day. Then silence. Then she asked for my availability on another day and we scheduled something. Then she had to reschedule....7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Sophomore Summer JobHi guys, What are some good jobs to do for my sophomore summer? I know that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+11-year Big 4 Consultant to IB?Hey guys so I'm pretty new to the industry in general (lack of research on my part) although I have an undergraduate degree in Finance. What are the types of ways once can break into investment banking from being a consultant with the Big 4? The type of work I'm doing is not in...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Any Cornell alum/current students? Looking for advice. Looking to PM Cornell alum/students who have been successful in finance and been through the process of recruiting. I am a current student with questions. Thanks6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Advice please: Investment Sales (Multifamily) --> Acquisitions Analyst (Commercial)Hi all, Apologies if this is a bit lengthy/ranty! I am currently an analyst on an investment sales team focusing on multi family but more broadly, residential investment as a whole. I am looking to break into REPE and more importantly out of residential and into commercial. Unfortunately I...6
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5 days 20 hours ago
+1Infrastructure - levered or unlevered DCFAnyone have any ideas on whether a levered of unlevered dcf is more suitable for infrastructure companies? (infrastructure in terms of highways)6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1JPM SF Tech OpinionsI haven't seen any recent posts about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>'s SF Tech group. I was wondering if anyone has any insight on recent culture, hours, exit opps, and deal flow? I have talked to...6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Amaazon FirestickAny opinions on Roku vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> Fire Stick vs Apple TV? Would like pro/cons on the three before committing to one6
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2 days 14 hours ago
+1Post MBA Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund recruitingHow competitive is recruiting for mutual fund or hedge fund equity analyst roles post MBA? Since active management is under pressure, has that changed recruiting in a meaningful way? I will be entering either Columbia or Wharton (waitlist) in the fall. My background is in MM PE but I am...6
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1 training meal reimbursement Do most banks pay for meals while Full time employees (from non NYC offices) are in New York Cityfor new hire training?6
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Am I still in the running? Real Estate Capital Markets CMBS AnalystHi all, Just need some practical advice to ease my nerves.. I have been in the running for an analyst position for a well known firm to work on their Real estate capital markets team that does CMBS lending. This opportunity was not publicly posted as I found out about this opportunity by...6
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15 hours 2 min ago
+1Undergraduate USC Marshall vs. UVA Hi all, I have already enrolled to attend USC's Marshall School of Business, but was recently accepted off of the waitlist at UVA. I am now faced with the decision of which school I want to go to, but only have 48 hours to decide. I realize that I may be choosing where I will end up working...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Next job changeHello, I just got a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span>. Though, it is...6
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3 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Apple's Answer to Amazon Echo Announced. Will This Work? Apple today released its own voice based Artificial Intelligence speaker for smart home. Its going to be an answer to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>'s Echo and Google's Home....6
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1 day 12 hours ago
+1Valuation Method TechHello, My professor asked us to come up with a company and show in 4 slides: Financials and a price we would be aiming to sell the company for. I have my Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow but I am stuck in this last part. I don't know how to come up with a price to sell...6
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1 day 1 hour ago
+1Google Sales to Top 15 MBA to MBBAfter 4 years in YT ad sales (probably similar work to tech consulting) at Google I am off to a top 15 MBA (700 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>, 3.5+ undergrad GPA). I want to...6
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2 days 59 min ago
+1Blackrock Fixed Income TraderHi guys, I am currently a structurer on the sell side non <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I do get to trade but mainly for hedging and execution. I do not run my own P&L,...6
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1What kind of ECs should I do to better my chances at applying to target schools like Wharton, Ivies, Stern, etc. for ibanking?Currently a high school sophomore with a ~4.4 weighted GPA (my school does not provide on demand access to it, I have to wait until report cards come out in a few weeks), and last quarter I was ranked 9th of my class of around 300 and steadily rising each and every quarter. I got a 1280 on my...6
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1Why does it take so long for interview to call back?So I applied to an analyst job with a boutique IB (20-30 ppl). The HR manager emailed me 2 days later to schedule a phone interview with one of the partners. I did well with the interview, and the HR manager emailed me the same day to schedule me another phone interview with the VP. I had the...6
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5 days 19 hours ago
+1MBB -> MBA -> MBB -> BB IBDThis thread is about the US. Let's consider the following hypothetical career: MBB -> MBA -> MBB -> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+2FIG Interview - urgent help neededHey, got an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> planned at a lower <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 days 15 hours ago
+1Investment Banking - Real EstateHello Monkeys, I am a rising Junior with an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> this summer. Recently, I was assigned to the Real Estate division within Investment...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1The Bro Romper, seriously?this is the worst thing i've ever seen https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/05/16/kickstarter-wants-bro-rompers-thing-and-internet-here/101764982/ cc @FratLord" what's your take? 6
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3 weeks 16 hours ago
+1Can you help me understand tax credits please? ELI5?I have been reading about sources of capital for a project, I understand debt, private equity, etc. But I am a little confused about tax credits. I read that "tax credits are federal govt granted tax breaks that developers can apply for and be allotted for developing low income income...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1How to apply to online openings?Current situation: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Path to MBB/T2: JLL, Deloitte, Amazon or Tier 2 Strategy in Eastern Europe?Hey everyone, I’m a penultimate Masters student (top-10 EU Business Schools) and after an uneasy year I managed to land some offers. I would like to hear from you which one would help me best get into strategy consulting and beyond. My ambitions are to get into <span...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+1What're my chancesHey all, Just looking for some feedback/advice on my chances of getting an IB internship for summer 2018. I am a rising junior at an elite LAC (semi-target depending on the firm), have a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Prestige Ranking: Vanderbilt or BC Carroll above? Which school do you think is more prestigious? Is Vandy or Boston College Carroll School of Management more prestigious? In NYC which is seen as more prestigious overall?6
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+1San Francisco Housing Full-Time 2017 I will be moving from the East Coast to San Francisco in July to begin full-time. Is there anyone else moving to SF this summer? Post or send me a message to discuss anything related to SF If anyone has any advice for those moving to SF as well - comments are welcome. Thanks 6
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+1How do I ask my current CEO for a referral?Hello WSO, I'm just a monkey who is in his junior year at a non target university. I currently work as a financial analyst intern at an oil and gas operator mainly working in acquisitions and investor relations with about 1 year of experience here. My current CEO was an investment banker...6
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1 day 16 hours ago
+1Practicing (FIG) ModellingI am at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Will BB IBD consider hedge fund experience any relevant?Will <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Accenture Strategy Analyst viability for Top MBA or MBB down the road?I am considering an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Strategy as an Analyst and am deciding if it's worth accepting or to continue looking at other consulting...6
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22 hours 29 min ago
+1Alien: Covenant - Review/Discussion *Spoilers*So guys, I have now seen Covenant twice now andI'm a huge Alien franchise fan.I decided to leave a little review and wanted to know what you guys thought of the film, as well as some questions you may have going into the next installment (Alien: Awakenings)! In bold are some questions I...6
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+1CV / Cover Letter Review - coming back after 10 yearsHi, I wonder if some of you good people could offer any constructive criticism on how to improve my cover letter / CV. I know I am not good at this sort of thing... Short story is - I quit working for an asset management firm (Putnam Investments) in London 10 years ago and I would like to...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Waterfall question..Hey, I am trying to build a model with a term sheet found in WSO RE Model Google Drive and I got stuck when I tried to tackle the waterfall section of the model. The term sheet states that it will purchase the property with full equity and refinance it at the end of Y2. So is it correct...6
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+1Loan Sales Advisory vs. Debt PlacementI work at a CBRE/JLL/C&W and am considering transitioning to the debt side of the business shortly. I sit by a bunch of guys who work in debt in various capacities. Two of the prominent guys work in debt placement/brokerage and loan/portfolio sales advisory, respectively. I am familiar...6
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+1Stern introduces two new MBAs: Fashion & Luxury and TechNYU's Stern recently introduced their two new accelerated MBA programs:<a href="https://www.clearadmit.com/2017/05/nyu-stern-launches-two-new-one-year-mbas-tech-fashion-luxury/"> tech and fashion & luxury</a>. Stern is well known for their strength in finance, but...6
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6 days 20 hours ago
+1Is Harvard Responsible For Every Bad Thing That Has Happened in American Business and The Economy?Monkeys, was reading this NYT book review on 'The Golden Passport' which is about Harvard Business School and how it brought a spiral in capitalism and made it materialistic. [Link](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/books/review/golden-passport-duff-mcdonald.html?_r=0) [quote]...6
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1RetradingInterested to hear opinions on retrading both from the principal side and the brokerage side. Couple questions come to mind... 1.) As a broker are retrades expected regardless of buyer or is that truly filtered out? As a GP we all hear about "burning bridges" but is that just lip...6
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+1HEC vs IE - MIFHi everybody, I am going to pursue either HEC's MIF or IE's MIF. At the moment, I am pretty unsure on what to choose so I would like to get solid opinions and facts about the two programs. What I like of IE is that it has a really practical approach, the professors are great...6
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+1Best way to invest a signing bonus? Hey WSO - So I'm doing my MBA SA work right now, really enjoying it and hoping to get a conversion offer at the end - the program feeds into an LDP. While I don't know if I'll get the offer, I do have a decent sense of the range of pay I'd receive if I did. I'd guess...6
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+1Need Advice--What Should I do to get an Internship my Junior Year? Do I have a chance at IB? Hey Guys, This is my first time posting so sorry if this post sounds stupid. I just really need advice about what I should do with my life. I'm an international student studying at UT Austin. I'm currently finishing my Freshman year and majoring in Finance. I had a 3.8 GPA...6
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+1Associate asked for my resume.. WTF NOW??I recently met for coffee with an associate from one of the big 5 Canadian banks.. He tested me a bit to start off, asking me "why banking? Why our bank? Give me your background".. Thankfully I was prepared and feel as if I had an overall good chat with the guy, asked good questions,...6
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4 days 1 hour ago
+1Entry Level Question: Assistant Property Manager Position as way to Break Into Real Estate?I just graduated from a well regarded, Semi-Target LAC with a low 3.0 range GPA and no real background in finance (not exactly a blue chip profile, I know). Based on conversations that I had while networking, I recently became very interested in Real Estate Investment as a career option....6
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6 days 12 hours ago
+1Master in quantitative finance and risk management Bocconi Does the program in object place well in london for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in S&T ? Do you have some insights about the program and its reputation in uk ? 6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Internships for high schoolers (In NYC)Are there any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> for 10-12 graders in New York City. It can be paid or unpaid. I live in the city so it doesnt matter. Hopefully at a hedge fund or a bank.6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Mutual Fund Associate/Analyst Salary StructureI'm going to intern at large boutique mutual fund manager (+$100bn) and am wondering what the pay structure is like above 1st-year associates. Base pay + salary is just over 100k for 1st years, but I'm wondering what the typical progression is like in the industry. How much does an...6
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3 weeks 16 hours ago
+1Education for Consulting in CEE(Poland, East Europe)Hello. I am finishing my Bachelor studies in Management(spec. PM) this summer and looking for part-time Master studies. The choice is between the Master in Finance(18th in FT rating) and Master in Management(36th in FT rating). What will be more appropriate for me if I am targeting...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Resume Drops Have Already Begun at Some FirmsApparently <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> online portal already open. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> does not yet seem to be open...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1What Allen Edmonds should I get next?Working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> this summer. I bought the black cap toe park ave. I want to get something else that is brown. Also, what shade of brown?6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Incoming Freshman seeking guidance regarding financial modelingI'll be attending college in the fall and wanted to get a head start and learn financial modeling and valuing companies. Are Martin Shkreli's videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrNYyJEnFI) a good resource for me to learn modeling and valuating a company? It seems to be...6
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11 hours 44 min ago
+1Telling people you didn't get bankingCurrently a rising junior, will be interning at a firm that is related to finance but not related to investment banking or anything <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> related. If...6
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+1MBA PE InternshipsGreetings monkeys! I will be matriculating at Booth for my MBA in a few short months, though I intend to focus on recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and <span...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Need advice before signing a contract!Hey guys. I'm still in undergrad (last year of uni, top target, shit GPA, lots of work experience). I'm currently working in a corporate advisory firm part-time that mainly deals with IPOs and M&A advisory. It's pretty simple work and not too intense or difficult (MD I work...6
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