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+130F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...150
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+88Contacts Template for Networking<h3>best way to track networking contacts</h3> Networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals. Whether it is gaining valuable advice or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and unlocks knowledge that would otherwise be...83
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+84Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_resume_title_0.png" alt="Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example" /> <p><b>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template...132
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+56Hedge Fund Careers: Getting a Hedge Fund Job Out of Undergrad and BeyondA career in the hedge fund industry is one of the most desirable careers in finance. Money is undoubtedly the greatest attraction to careers with hedge funds, with analysts making $150k and then some. Portfolio managers often make north of seven figures, which is why eventually running a...89
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+53Best lmao/oh shit moments you've ever hadStory time. What prompted me to start this post: I was interviewed today for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Role. Interview went great. Was scheduled to be 30 minutes, lasted an hour. Answered every question he threw at me as if I was Amazon's Alexa. Note:...28
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+53Checking in 6 years later [IB to MBB transition]Hi guys, Feinstein here. Short story is, a bit over six years ago, I posted on this forum regarding a career decision on whether to stay in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> (<a...91
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+50Sick of ‘Do I have a Chance’ PostsEvery day there are numerous posts from undergrads or recent grads with nearly identical topics - “Do I have a chance at landing an XYZ entry-level position at ABC”. Posts like these, where all they seek is validation from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>...36
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+49Bullet Proof Comps RecipeInspired by @APAE" 's recent post as well as trying to further my goal to give back by posting meaningful content on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I know this is super basic, but rarely will people actually sit you down and teach you exactly how...19
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+47Tips For Incoming FT Analysts That Did NOT Do an IB InternshipYou've made it. The holy grails of holy grails. Maybe you have successfully escaped your credit analyst internship at Capital One and have landed a cushy job at Citi come Summer 2018. Maybe you did a summer at Bain last year and realized you wanted a more fulfilling experience than...21
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+45Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-make-vp-in-private-equity">"How to Make VP in Private Equity"</a>), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech...40
+55Buyside dating tacticsAfter working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> for a while I am thinking of applying my skills learnt on the buyside and transferring them to the dating scene. <h4>Step 1</h4> Find the good opportunities. Search through Instagram, Facebook and other...43
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+36Depressing Moelis & Co. Staffer EmailSo this email has been making the rounds all day and it was sent by an <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> Moelis Staffer to all the analysts at the office after finding out that many of them weren't in the office at 2AM. Each number listed was crossed out to...194
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+32Moelis is a Sweatshop*"Moelis is a sweatshop"* is the lullaby at the 399 Park Avenue bullpen. Given our reputation as a sweatshop, I figured I would add some color to the below email that has been circulating its way across the street to cement our status on the street as a true ex-DLJ legacy shop. In...131
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+32work/life balance >>>>>> $$$. also i resent my asian parentsi resent my tiger, helicopter asian parents. they were basically amy chua. i had no fucking life growing up. no video games. barely any friends. no TV. all i did was school, academics, etc., after school academics, violin, etc. fucking horseshit. all my parents cared about was GPA, how well I...23
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+28If You Want to Learn How to Get a Job on the Street, Read my StoryWhatsup Monkeys, I thought it would be important for all college students to read my story and understand that ITS NOT IMPOSSIBLE to get a job on the street coming from a Non-target school. I'm sorry if this post is long, I just have first-hand experience going through recruiting and I...39
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+25Updated Summer 2019 SA Open ApplicationsHi everyone, I know there's a megathread for this but that thread doesn't seem to have the most accurate information. Right now it looks like the following firms have opened their general applications for Summer 2019 SA- Evercore Credit Suisse J.P Morgan Deutsche Bank William...311
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+30What I hate about BankingNumber one thing I hate about investment banking: the congratulations you get after pushing an all-nighter to get a book out. Spent last night (and most of this morning) pushing out an important book for an <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr>. This...61
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+26Champagne DreamsYou hear the occasional story before you take the leap; and longing to maintain the image of <em>The Next Chapter</em> you have so delicately envisioned for yourself, the one that rests deep in the confines of your subconscious and gives rise to those fanciful journeys your brain so...23
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+25Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in IBD: being able to do <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr>, good <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr>, analysis etc. But one skill that is often under used in practice is simply...13
+26Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to <abbr title="Wall Street...40
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+23Some Thoughts on Private Equity Case Study Interview<h3>Guide to the Private Equity Interview Case Study</h3> When you go through the interview process with private equity firms, particularly if you move along in a process at a middle market PE shop, <strong>you will almost certainly be asked to do a case...81
+16M&A Interview Questions - Beginner to Advanced Questions<br> <h3>Interview Questions for Mergers and Acquisitions</h3> I have a set of <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> interview questions I like to ask. In my career, I've only had two analyst / associate candidates answer all four...349
+19Establishing Executive PresenceGreetings Monkeys; Starting a Certified User Thread to find out from those who are established in their career to share perspective on Establishing Executive Presence. As an example, I am in a new role where I am to convey our firm's point of view on the state of the industry to...41
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+20Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...29
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+21Hot Take: Is ADHD (Among Other Psychiatric "Disorders") a Myth as We Understand It?All humans have different spectrums of cognitive abilities and emotional ranges. Some people have a base-rate of happiness that is higher than others, some people get psychologically aroused (anxious) to a higher-extent than average, some people can't keep out distracting thoughts as well,...48
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+16Las Vegas 2018Fellow Monkeys, I am going on a Vegas trip in a few weeks and I wanted to share some advice on what to do and what NOT to do in Sin City. LV is my annual escape from the office and I’ve been burned hard while enjoying what the city has to offer. I don’t want any of you to waste your hard...39
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+14Managing Up - Best Practices?I have absolutely loved the CU-only threads that have been started recently and wanted to start one of my own in case it comes time for this feature to no longer be available. So, my question is this: what are some of the strategies, stories, best practices, etc., that some of you guys have...26
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+14Thank You WSO! Accepted internship at Regional Boutique I discovered <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about 4 months ago when I began to search for a summer internship. I knew I had missed the recruiting season for traditional investment banks/<abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr>...9
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+15Overnight 23-year old BTC Millionaire? Life Choices I am 23 and work in commercial real estate finance at a big bank in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (9-6ish job), and have been an avid poker player (gave me some $$). I put all of my poker money ($120kish) into bitcoin at around $2.5k/3k per coin and sold at around...53
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+12AMA: Crypto Hedge Fund TraderHello, I currently work as a trader at a crypto focused hedge fund. Our primary function is that of a market neutral liquidity provider and we work with our clients to transact in concentrated positions of illiquid, thinly traded coins. Prior to this role, I was a trader at Goldman in...70
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+12Traders screwed?!?I'm often concerned about my peers in the Sales & Trading career track. While many of them seem to think they will be the next big <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> PM and such (and I am certain that a few of them will be) I have a hunch that the vast majority of...99
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+17I'm so Sick of This ShitAlright, you snowflakes are officially out of hand this time: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/27/news/companies/heineken-pulls-ad-racism-accusations/index.html Seriously... so soft. You know if it was a "dark beer" that slid past a bunch of white people, "racist"...65
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+11AMA: Big 4 >> Valuation >> IB FOI've been lurking around here since I was an undergrad several years ago (first <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> account made in 2012 - amazing how time flies), and I've been encouraged to give back to the community in the form of a Q&A. This site...48
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+11Thoughts on Semi-RetirementI'm starting this thread to discuss what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> users' plans are for later in life. So much of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is, understandably, about getting started in careers, but I'm...35
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+11From No-Name College to Buy-Side Out of UndergradHello all, Long time lurker and first time poster. I just wanted to share how much <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has helped me. <h4>4 Years ago </h4> I was a no-name at a no-name university and had nearly failed out of High-school. I decided...27
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+17High school celebrity tells his 764,000 followers to boycott Vanguard and BlackRockHere we have a teen famous for surviving a mass shooting. We have a teen who most likely hasn't completed his high school's algebra course. We have a teen who's followers are among the dumber (lower) half of this nation, making less than 50k a year, and only thing they know about...109
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+10Why doesn't everyone invest in index funds? Can someone explain to me why every non finance professional doesn't just invest in low cost index funds? how can you beat the market when there are institutional/hedge fund investors that have more info about companies than you've ever dreamed about? The S&P has beat the...95
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+11RESCINDED FT Analyst OfferI recently received an offer from a bank for a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Analyst role, I accepted the offer both verbally over the phone and via email. A few days after accepting the offer (before progressing to sign the contract), I was called in for a...91
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+10AMA - Commercial Banking Credit Risk SVP in Southeast USAHowdy all, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to post and say hi. About Me: - I'm a 10 year commercial banking veteran that got started in 2008-2009 going through a super-regional's <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development...45
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+10Wharton, Harvard, and ColumbiaI was accepted to Wharton, Harvard, and Columbia for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> class of 2020. Harvard with no money. Wharton with ~40% tuition. Columbia with 100% tuition. Pre-MBA experience is <abbr title="investment...44
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+10Reset my life at 30All, Till recently my life was set and my career was progressing well. I was in the US, working on a visa in equity research and had just made a switch to a new firm. Due to some new regulations passed by Trump, my work visa wasn't extended and I had to head back home (think one of the...36
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+10Best Whiskeys For an After-Work Night Cap?Let's get started with the basics, I know everyone's got an obscure favorite whiskey, aged 40 years and produced only in one of the flyover states twice a year yadda yadda yadda but thinking about all of that right now is making me verklempt. But I'm wondering about the basics...124
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+10Pitch Your Deals!Hey <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Monkeys... I know that not only are there numerous buy-side <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> guys but there are a few brokers out there. I'd love to start a forum where brokers...21
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+9Where is the best place to live?And why is it Texas?! But really, I’d be interested to hear where some of you live and the pros and cons that come along with each area.81
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+10What do you think of non-monogomous relationships?Where do you fall on polygamy or polyamorous relationships, and the various forms these can take? It's becoming quite a real choice to most people that some can make, whether they describe themselves as non-monogomous or not, and it's not surprising with the openness and comfort that...77
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+9Spotify Playlists for GrindingPost your favorite Spotify playlists for grinding throughout the day that make modeling and putting together backups a little more bearable. At the moment I am utterly sick of the playlists that I have and am curious what everyone else jams to throughout the day. Cheers.62
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+9Bulge Bracket and Elite Boutique Tiers Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of investment banks in 2016 based on overall brand strength? If you have real balls, rank them with no ties (1a, 1b). <h3>Ranking the Bulge...357
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+11Any fans of Instagram Finance Memes? (Arbitrage Andy, Litquidity, NYFB)Wanted to see if there were any other fans of these finance instagram accounts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Absolutely hilarious posts on these accounts and there's a pretty dedicated community of 'FinMeme' accts on Instagram. Lmk if...43
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+9WSO Silver Banana Trophy By now nearly everyone who filled out the form with their address should have received it (a few international shipments still may be on the way). <h4>Do you qualify for a trophy but never received a message from me?</h4> If you have 1,000+ banana points but missed the message...31
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+9At what point did you get off "the path?"We all know "the path:" 2 years of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> + ???? =...22
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+9Private Equity Interview Questions - A Complete Guide Hi guys, I have an interview next week in a PE shop in Europe (France), and I would like to know what kind of technical questions I should expect. I already searched in this forum, but it appears to me that there is no good topic for PE interviews questions. (If I am wrong, just tell...8
+9The Perfect DayCurrently being in the hell that is non-target recruiting one exercise that I constantly do to remain optimistic is to imagine what my perfect day would look like. My perfect day would look something like this: - Wake up 4 <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> Run for...50
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+7Favourite BeerHi all, Wanted to get an idea of what good beers are out there and what are your favourite. I'll kick off Top light beers: Ichnusa (Italian), Menabrea (Italian) and Viru (Estonian) Top stronger beers: Guinness (I know, classic dark beer but I don't think its bad at all), Duvel...83
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+7Careers from a non-target?What are some other financially lucrative careers (not ibanking) that are realistic for a non-target student to break into?62
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+7Best Non-Fratagonia Vest Guys, I look around and there is Patagonia everywhere. I need a new vest but I refuse to look exactly like every other guy in finance on a casual day. What are your suggestions on the next best vest? Thx 52
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+7Anyone else miss school?Hey guys, I've been working for about a year now and have realized that I kinda miss going to school. Anyone else feel that way / don't feel that way? Curious to hear thoughts.37
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+7Small Changes That Make A Huge DifferenceRecently, I have been interested in small changes that make a huge difference to your life..anyone got suggestions? A few of mine are: -stopped eating sugar - was addicted. Now I feel unbelievable -set up a direct debit from current account to an investment account every month.31
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+6Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Atlanta & <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this month) and want to keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members in major cities...114
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+7My two cents on getting a job at MBBHey everyone, I just wanted to share with you some tips and tricks that ultimately helped me getting a job at the <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>. ### My background and path to the offer...1
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+6Citi Early ID Program 2018Invites for this are out. :)71
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+6The 20% of Americans still have no savingsA recent report says Americans are unwary when it comes to saving or investing money. According to the latest survey by Bankrate, around 20% of the US working population is not in the habit of saving money, despite the boost in the economy. Why does this happen and when did this trend emerge?59
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+5Hardest You've Hustled for a Position?I've worked very hard a handful of times to go above and beyond what any other applicant did in order to secure positions I really wanted. After having just put together a pitchbook (and all relevant supporting models for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...59
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+6Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with...58
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+62018 Morgan Stanley Inside Access DayFigured we can start a new thread here about the event. If you guys have done the HireVue, please feel free to share the questions with the rest of us! :) 56
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+6Where do Most Investment Banking Analysts end up?There seems to be a lot of talk about just breaking into Investment Banking on this forum, given its target demographic is young college students and freshly minted analysts I can see why that is; However, I would like to know how many of these analysts make it to senior positions in <abbr...55
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+6When did you start putting on the pounds?I'm a college student right now, and if you're like me, you were able to go through a lot of your childhood and teenage years eating whatever the fuck you wanted without being worried about getting fat (thank you, high metabolisms). But I'm getting older, still eating lots of junk...50
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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 investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...49
+6I Don't Want to be UnderpaidI'm finishing up year 2 of my 3 year <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr>. I'm at a top Aerospace and Defense company, and a "perk" to this program is that I'll automatically be promoted to Sr. Financial Analyst when...48
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+6How screwed am I if I attend the University of Alabama?Okay, so I'm a high school senior from a lower middle-class background who's been waitlisted/rejected from about 10 or so targets/semi-targets. Going into the college application process, I thought I had a real shot at most of them (I have a 35 on the ACT, decent ECS) but I think I was...46
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+6What makes someone a POOR Summer AnalystWe've seen and had a countless number of threads on what makes someone a GOOD Summer Analyst. What makes someone a POOR or BAD Summer Analyst though? (Apart from making repetitive mistakes in his/her work) To those who are already in the industry, do you have any stories? What kind of...46
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+62018 Stanley Cup Predictions ThreadPlace for hot takes, predictions and shit-talking pertinent to the 2018 Stanley Cup. Figured I'd throw my bracket in here as well <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/screen_shot_2018-04-15_at_8.15.45_pm.png?itok=jKQ_Z76E" alt="" />44
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+6I don’t feel like I have anything to live for anymore..I go to what’s considered a target school, and, because of some personal issues, ended up dropping my original major, and I’m now majoring in what many would consider a stereotypically easy major. My GPA is just above a 3.6. It used to be higher. I have lost almost all motivation in life.....44
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+6Who are the best hedge fund managers?Message pretty much sums it up. Who are the best hedge fund managers? And if I want to start doing my own research, how do you recommend figuring out who the best hedge fund managers are? Seems a bit opaque. Thank you.43
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+6Should I sell my soul to the devil to go to college?Hey guys! I am a high school senior looking to go to college next year, majoring in Finance, and hopefully, end up in Investment Banking. UW Madison is a decent school for this, and it’s at the top of my list. I visited the school and love it, and I’m certain it would be a good fit for me....43
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+6Most ridiculous or inappropriate fashion attire you've seen at work among SAWhat was he or she wearing? Did anyone mention it to them? What happened? Any funny stories? Just curious 42
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+6How to get through 16 hour days ?Hi, I have a question about managing your time. I'm currently a junior in university. I'm currently working part time at a boutique investment bank, taking full course load, running my own company and in a few clubs on campus. Every day I feel like I'm all over the place and I...38
+6What additional Excel functions do you wish for?I am of the opinion that overall the years, Excel hasn't addressed some of the key issues that make an Analyst's life harder. For starters: 1. Trace precedents - I can't think of an excuse to not develop a function that allows you to trace multiple precedents or dependents....33
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+6What is your office culture like? Monkeys, How would you describe your work environment in terms of office politics, political correctness, company policies, other employees, freedom to talk freely, and overall culture? Please be specific if you're at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>,...30
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+6Public Accounting to M7 MBA - AMAHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I wanted to give back to the community now that my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> admissions journey is over. I've left some facts and thoughts below, would by more...27
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+6How do your roommates/apartment-mates contribute to your social life? I asked this because I'm a senior in college, moving to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this summer and curious about what adult life is like with regards to roommates. my dilemma: I’m deciding to live between two friends from college, let's call them A...21
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+6Your Favorite Internship Experience?So, I was thinking - it'd be awesometo hear some of you guys who have successfully landed positions on wall street's experiences. **What is the best internship you've ever had?** What made it such a worthwhile experience? Did you secure a return offer? Did you decide the job...15
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+6I’m back. CUNY to Banking. AMABeen a while since I’ve posted here. It all started a long, long time ago. 2006, by my count. Here it is 12 years, two home and three kids later. It’s been a hell of a ride. I started in ops making around $35k a year. I’ve added around $225k to that number since. I’ve done that by being...9
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+6Framework for Understanding Results*tl;dr: An analysis framework to understand what contributes to company performance.* Whether you are comparing from quarter to quarter, year to year, projection to actual, or standalone to PF this is a useful framework to help you understand what is driving the results. Let's use a...6
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+6My 8-month real estate finance internship journey + some general thoughts on NYU's MSREHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, for the past year, this community has been extremely helpful to me, helped answer some of my stupid and basic questions on real estate finance. I have now secured a summer internship at a solid <abbr title="bulge...5
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+6Commodity Trading Documentary Great documentary in English on commodity trading. It was produced in French but have finally found a good English version of it. Hope it helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94s7sE7-vZg2
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+6Re: Moelis Staffer email. Why Bankers Lives Suck And What To Do About ItInvestment banking is hardly known for its cushy lifestyle, but every now and then we’re reminded of just how bad it can be. Earlier this week a buddy forwarded me this email message from a staffer at Moelis. I don’t know whether it’s legit or not (I’m told it is), but irrespective...1
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+7Michigan is now M7Michigan is now ranked seventh. Booth is tied for first with Harvard. No other big changes except maybe Yale dropping out of the top 10. <a href="https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings"><abbr title="Masters in Business...86
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+52019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer AnalystI don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the...66
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+5DB NYC vs Guggenheim NYC vs RBC NYC (M&A) vs TPH (PWP) Houston for 2019 SA -> FTCurrently hold offers for all except one listed above. Need to make a decision by the day after the superday of the bank I do not have an offer yet from. More about the situation and what I know: **DB NYC**: No idea what the hell is going on with this place. Some tell me it's a low-tier...54
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+5Wells Fargo Intern Earning 40K?My friend recently received an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship from Wells Fargo and claimed he was going to make around 40K this summer. His logic was to work 80 hours a week for 10 weeks where he was going to earn $40 per hour and $60 per hour...50
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+16Recently hired IB analyst - why was this hard to break into?I am fully aware I will get monkey shit for this but if you give MS then have the balls to comment :) As the title says I am a recent college graduate who managed to land a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> role at a boutique <abbr title="mergers and...41
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+5How do you deal with "bad" associate? 8 month into my once-dream <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job, I definitely have more to love than hate - but I am hitting an issue of how to handle the "bad associate" situation, and I wonder...40
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+5McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and Bridge2BCG 2018 for ADPAs from 2017, I would like to start a megathread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to! Deadlines McKinsey: 8th of April Bain:...39
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+5How is A&M perceived in the industry?I think their pay is v high right? No cap on bonus. If you don't get into <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>/dont choose to go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, is A&M a solid option? What about exit opps?...39
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+5Naturally Nervous/AwkwardI'm getting ready to start interviewing for internships soon and I'm wondering if anyone else is a naturally nervous and awkward person, and how do you think that impacted your job prospects? For me, I only appear nervous when I am (such as interviewing). So over time that part will...37
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+5Best strength to have for Investment Banking?Hello, Not looking for answers like "*ability to be awake for extended periods of time*", but rather answers regarding ones personality. Such as: sociability, intelligence, street smarts, etc. Curious to hear others' thoughts regarding this.34
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+5Can Personal Issues Get In The Way?SUPER PERSONAL STORY COMING: Man married my mother a decade ago. His brother helped me land a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position (I likely did not deserve) at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> because he is the head of that...33
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+5Citigroup Puts Gun Control Hammer on Business PartnersAh, gun control.. Citi is the first firm on Wall Street to take a position in the gun control divide. Anyone who has a Citigroup backed credit card or is associated with Citi in any professional/business manner now has restrictions on what they can and cannot buy. More below.. [quote]The...27
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+5AMA: MBB Manager Continental EuropeHey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of one of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> at the manager level. Would love to discuss the European consulting space for those...27
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+5Leaving Banking for Entrepreneurship (Specifically Search Funds)Anyone on here who's done It? What was the process like to raise capital, find a company, and then run a company as someone who has only ever been a junior or mid career employee? How did you quantify the risk vs. Staying in banking/other options? Was it what you expected? Etc, etc....23
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+710 years on, I’m doing ok, I think..So about 10 years ago and many years after that I always wanted to break into banking but never could. I still feel a bit aggrieved by it, but looking back I don’t think I would’ve lasted 5 weeks with all those hours. Although I also tried to get into Corp banking but would always just get...21
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+5Best place outside of NY for finance? Most people agree that <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> is the financial hub of the world, but what is the second best? I'm an American expat who grew up overseas and want to work overseas again at some point. I wanna hear everyones opinion and why. All countries are...21
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+5MBA Programs for Real Estate To all Real Estate Finance professionals out there. I am applying to B-School next year and would like to concentrate in RE. Would you agree these following MBA's have the strongest RE programs with strong RE recruitment for IBRE and REPE? 1, Wharton 2. Columbia 3. NYU - Stern 4....21
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+5Avicii DeadCan't tell you how many times I listened to Avicii mixes while jamming on models. Good luck to all future analysts without the help of great music to come. RIP20
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+5Why wouldn't a fund do a leveraged buyout of an undervalued REIT?The market cap of my publicly traded <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> is trading (and has been for a while) at about $5B less than our assets are worth. What's more, we are highly UNleveraged. I'm confused why a larger fund hasn't bought...17
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+6Growing up a Technologist on WSOIt's a pretty harsh realization discovering <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and coming to terms with if you haven't been playing college admissions game since you were in 7th grade, you're pretty far behind if you want to play "The Path"....9
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+5Excel Print Setup TipsSetting up perfect printing for my models has always been a challenge to me. There are several elements of a perfect setup: 1. Consistent footer and header across every sheet 2. Consistent scale across every sheet 3. Pages aren't being cut off at awkward spots (adjusting manually would...6
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...4
+5Recruiting Dilemma - Sophomore InternsI currently face a dilemma that I’m certain plenty of other folks on here could relate to. I’ve accepted an offer for this summer with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> as a Sophomore. For myself, the ultimate goal is to receive a return offer with this firm and...4
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+7Banks with easy hoursAnyone know of any firms or groups with fairly easy hours at associate and VP levels? I'm assuming there are some tier 3 and 4 banks with groups that aren't too bad. I imagine comp is a bit lower, but probably not by an enormous amount.61
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+4Evercore Women's / Diversity Symposium 2018Anyone else going to this? Has anyone done it before and/or knows what to expect from the event? It seems like it won't involve a first round interview at the end (as opposed to similar events at other banks). What should one prepare before attending? I'm assuming its more like...56
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+4Is this a feasible plan to get into investment banking with an accounting background?So far this is how I have it. From my understanding, school prestige doesn't matter nearly as much for accounting as it does for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, and Big 4 recruiting is extremely regional. So I've concluded that my best bet for...52
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+4Deutsche Bank 2018 --- Top groups, Exit opps, Pay (Bonus)?How is Deutsche Bank's investment banking division in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> looking in 2018 and onwards? Specifically looking for data on <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> -> <abbr title="full...48
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+4Biggest Decision of My Life: Undergrad B-School Hello Wall Street Oasis Community, As a senior in highschool, I have one of the biggest life decisions ahead of me: where to attend college. As a preface i'm a pretty motivated student as I have engaged in equity research and co-foundend a <abbr title="venture...48
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+4Poker as Side Hustledo you know people or have friends who have full time jobs and play poker as a side hustle? have they seen success in this? do any of you guys personally do it? 46
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+4Best Industry's to CoverTitle of the thread explains the question. Which industries are regarded as the best to cover? Which are hot right now? Which look to be best for a long-term career (20y+ horizon)?40
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+4Free time Hello, I'll keep it simple, when bankers have free time, what do you generally do? I've been curious because it seems everyone is always busy and has no other life outside of work.39
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+5When interviewing, is it ok to say that my nickname at school is "The Machine"?Shows them my humour etc. Basically people call me this name at school because I'm a beast in excel and RE. People call me it when I walk by them in the hallway. Some kid I didn't even know called me the Machine in a class earlier this year. For example here's a sample use:...36
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+4Can you survive on Wall Street by being mediocre?A lot of people are plainly just "average". They do what they are told to do and go about their day. Can someone who is considered a "average Joe" survive on wall street in the long term?35
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+4What is your go to drink when meeting clients for dinner? I need a solid new go to drink when I am taking clients or partners out to dinner. What is your go to?35
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+4IB SA --> PE FT ProcessWill be working in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team of an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and would like to know what the process looks like for going from <abbr title="investment...35
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+4Am I crazy to choose Brown over Wharton?Hi all, Considering I want to go to Wall Street, I know Wharton is the logical choice. Can someone tell me how big of a mistake I would be making by going to Brown instead? **The reasons for this choice would be** * The Wharton culture really turns me off. I like pre-professional to...35
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+460+ Hours/Week: Outlier or a New Normal?Out of curiosity, wanted to see if anyone else has noticed any *general* trends in the work/life balance of corporate finance. I'm in CFin at the moment and am interviewing around, and have had one or two companies (F250) tell me many finance employees average 55-65 hours a week, which is...32
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+5Vacation With Crazy In-Laws?I have an opportunity to go to Iceland for pretty cheap with my wife and her family for a week. The thing is her family is moderately crazy and I don't know if this is a test of patience worth pursuing. Cost of the trip is only a few hundred. Potentially high opportunity cost but whatever....29
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+4Physical Trading - Energy Commodity PreferencesSaw some threads on this but most were a few years old. Wanted to revisit which energy commodities are the preferred commodities to trade among the experts here. There seemed to be a strong preference for NGL / LPGs relative to others such as crude or refined products. Do you still feel the same...29
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+4What's Your Coffee Chat Conversion Rate?Fellow student monkeys, For those of you who have gone through the recruiting process or are currently going through it - what is your coffee chat conversion rate? How many people that you meet end up pushing your resume or being a referral for you? I've seen numbers for cold emails...28
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+4Billions Season 3 Enjoy, <a href="https://youtu.be/s9hWWp4Z2_8">here's</a> the first episode: Billions, Season 3, Episode 1: Tie Goes to the Runner. Chuck gets a mandate from a new boss. Axe braves a difficult choice following his indictment. Taylor generates a monster strategy....27
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+5Want to help a Super Day interviewer?I was just informed that in 2 weeks I will be the designated Super Day interviewer for my team and interview summer analysts. The Super Day is for my department as a whole and I’ll represent my track. So what are some of the memorable Super Day interviews you’ve had? What made you feel...25
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+5BILLIONS - Differences and similaritities between the show and real life.So........ The title says it all. All experienced users are welcome to share their thoughts. Is the legendary Axe Cap an example of how the world's leading hedge funds engage in their day to day activities? 24
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+6The Big Four Auditors? Not As Much AnymoreJust read a very interesting article on WSJ. Thought it'd be interesting to share with you guys! As you know, the Big 4 are known for audit/tax/accounting; however, in recent reports, it seems that is no longer their largest revenue generator. Consulting has grown exponentially within...24
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+5Looking for a FriendHi all, I'm reaching out to look for advice from someone who has been in a similar situation. I know there are multiple discussions about this sort of situation all over but I'm looking for more specific advice. So about me: I'm a senior (graduating early in December) at a...24
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+4When to ResignI am going to be resigning from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> position to join a different <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I will be getting the offer letter...23
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+4If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why?If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why? I would be the NYSE FANG+ Index (obviously)22
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+4Moelis SF (tech) info + exit ops?Haven't heard much about this group recently. They made the move from menlo to SF and added more people. Also advised on the recent broadcom hostile takeover. Does anyone have info about this group and about the exit ops?22
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+4Going to Amherst College next year... why are all the LinkedIn IB profiles former athletes????hey everyone, im a senior in HS about to graduate and im going to amherst college next year. im probably going to major in econ + something like history. im interested in finance for sure, not sure if it's <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or what, but somehow...21
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+4Not Paying Back Signing BonusInteresting thing I've heard in the past couple of months about not paying back a signing bonus without repercussions. Know 2 people who left early at my <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> and they apparently just ignored all calls / emails about paying it back and...18
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+4What is Canada comp like?Hey everyone I just have a quick question about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in Canada. What are the <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> like at the big Canadian <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops...18
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+4Which in door spot to take interview calls in midtown NYC?Hello - I am looking for suggestions of indoor space to take interview calls in midtown. Office conference rooms are not available. I am afraid to bump into colleagues if I use lobbies close by. Streets are noisy and cold. Any suggestions? Highly appreciate it. 16
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+4Modeling as a side hustleOne of my friends said she has a side business building financial models for tech start-ups in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Does anyone know actually do this themselves or know anyone who does this? I would think most places would have someone on staff who...14
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+4Real Estate Private Equity Acquisitions vs. MM Investment Banking What's up <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Long time lurker here, but I've recently been put in a pretty conflicting position and wanted some advice or reassurance to talk me off the ledge. Basically, I've always wanted to work in Real Estate...13
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+4Will my FT offer be rescinded? I transferred after my sophomore year to a semi-target and I am wondering if it is possible that the bank will rescind my offer because I did not list the school that I transferred from on my resume. To be clear, I am not trying to hide this from the bank (it's on my linkedin profile) and...10
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+4Real Estate Job Market - What's the Temp?Have been looking to make a lateral transition in the institutional acquisition/asset management space for some time now (analyst/associate level). Turned down a few offers towards the end of last year think I could get something better, it feels like the opportunities are definitely a lot...9
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+4Sell Side Trading vs Buy Side ExecutionHey all, I'm having a hard time choosing between two offers. Offer A is trading on the sell-side at an up-and-coming foreign bank, where I will be trading different index, dividend, and merger arb strategies. The people on the desk are really smart and I genuinely like them. The firm...9
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+4IB to Consulting?I noticed many of the 2017 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Summer Analysts who received <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offers turned them down for roles in Consulting, specifically Oliver Wyman, BCG, and McKinsey. Can anybody shed...8
+4Thanks WSO!Sup guys, I meant to post this when I got it in the mail the other week. Thanks for the trophy, Patrick! It's truly my crowning achievement. I may as well retire now. But really though, I've been bullshitting with you guys for like 6 years. Some real cool people on here. You've...5
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+4China Is Using AI and Facial Recognition To Fine Jaywalkers.. via Text Messages#### ***"Big Brother Is Watching"*** **Straight out of your dystopian nightmares,** the Chinese city of Shenzhen has teamed up with an AI firm *Intellifusion* to carry out policing on jaywalkers. Want to know something that's already crazy and off the wall? Also in Shenzhen,...3
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+7Investment Banking Summer 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 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, but I'm intrigued in hearing about other people's...56
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+3How many deals do you underwrite / do a year?For acq analysts and associates: how many deals have you personally been underwriting and closing a year recently? Likely to be a lot of grey area here depending on your definition of "underwriting", but let's just say at a minimum it means having a model done and can support...39
+3Undergrad: WashU vs IU Kelley vs UVA vs UNC Chapel HillHello, I am a senior in high school who is just finishing the college admission process. So far the schools that I have been accepted to and are still considering are in the title. I still have to find out about UC Berkeley and UMichigan Ross in the next few days. I have also been waitlisted...38
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+3Would you quit your Hedge fund gig if your boss has emotional mood swings?If you were an analyst working at a small fund under one PM at a typical L/S equity hedge fund, you were paid pretty good/hours were good and have the potential to get equity in the fund as You progress contingent on performance , but your boss was erratic and goes through cycles of mood swings...37
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+3How do you like your coffee? With cream, sugar, or... CANCER?*"Under Proposition 65, cancer warnings appear on wide range of places and products"* If you have ever wondered whether your coffee addiction can actually cause you health problems down the line, [**a California judge certainly thinks the issue is important enough to warn...36
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+3Opportunity Zones in New Tax LegislationIs anyone out there looking at the new tax law's Opportunity Zones? How do you think the regs will shake out, and in what time frame? What's your take on how much interest they will generate? Is the deferral of cap gains sufficient to attract investors?35
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+8Why do people care so much about their alma mater?When I graduate, why should I care about my alma mater to the point where I donate or help out kids from there? I don't see myself going out of my way to help kids just because they happened to go to the same school as me. I don't feel like I owe the school anything after paying so...35
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+3Undergrad School OPTIONS (please help)Hi all, I'm a senior in high school and just got back all of my college admissions decisions. I would really appreciate your feedback as I will be making my decision soon. Consider the $$$ as well, please! My goal (cliche...) is a front office <abbr title="bulge...32
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+3Seeking advices about the MSF programI am graduating in a month from University of Southern California with a BA in History. Currently, I have been admitted to Simon (80% scholarship) and still waiting to hear back from WUSTL (Asset Management Track), UIUC, Brandeis, and JHU. Their notification dates are all after the Simon deposit...31
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+32018 Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) Sophomore Outreach Has anyone else applied to the 2018 MIRA Sophomore Outreach in NYC? Does anyone know how helpful this program is to 2019 recruiting?28
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+3Dallas opportunitiesWhat kind of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> opportunities are there in Dallas? Not set on going into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, but curious to see because I like the city. 28
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+3iBanking from Non-Target - Give it to me straightI will keep this short and concise. I am a Junior at a non-target. Our accounting program has consistently been ranked top-10 in the country. I have landed a big 4 internship spring of 2019 (last semester before undergrad completion) with KPMG Deal Advisory in <abbr title="New York...27
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+3Which school should I attend to get into Investment Banking: UVA Mcintire or Brown?UVA is in-state tuition (33k) vs Brown (73k) My parents would pay UVA full while they'd be fronting me the difference in price (160k) for Brown that I would eventually pay back. I'd go to UVA because it's cheaper but <abbr title="investment...27
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+3Is it possible to train your body to need less sleep?I need to get into the office by 630 every morning and taking into the time for transportation and preparing for work; this means I have to get up at roughly 530. It's actually a bit annoying that I function poorly if I get less than 8 hours of sleep. This means I need to get into bed...27
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+3SledsLooking forward to buy new deal sleds. Advice about where to buy different ones? Which brand? Disclosure: man, already have the Gucci's one, don't like LV26
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+3Initial shirt line-up for a new hireA friend of the family is excited about the new job he's starting with your firm this summer, and wants to make sure he shows up looking like a member of the team. He asks you,"What are the first six shirts I should buy, so that I can make it through the week?" What mix of...25
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+3Where do you get your RE news and information?Where do you get your real estate news and information? I am talking about local and national deals as well as where you get information for determining supply and demand for different market types and regions. I follow Bisnow, Commercial Property Executive, <abbr title="private equity...24
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+3Please critique my equity long pitchGuys, I have a final round at a long-only shop at the end of this week. They are a relatively concentrated bottom-up, fundamental style investor (20 - 40 positions), manage > $50bn and I have been asked to come in and give an elevator style pitch for a long - no longer than 5 minutes to give...24
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+3MBA Decision - Advice Requested!Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I would very much appreciate some advice, this community was very helpful throughout the admissions process. I was admitted to six programs and wanted your input on where to go. Admitted to: Columbia, Kellogg, Yale, NYU,...23
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+3What is wrong with a black suit?Why is it generally advised to not wear a black suit? It seems to me that there shouldn't be an issue with this, but everything I have read has said to go with charcoal, grey, or navy.23
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+3Verbal Offer Rescinded.....................................................................................................22
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+3Haas or Stern MBA for IM Job?Got into both schools and am interested in Investment Management jobs post-MBA (already have sell side and corp dev experience). For personal reasons, would prefer the east coast after school (family/relationship) but wouldn't mind being out west for a bit. Been talking to folks at both...22
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+3PJT Women's Superday (April 20)Anyone hear back? .21
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+3KCL vs Warwick Hello, I'm currently taking the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> diploma, and as the exams approach I have to chose my UCAS firm choice. Ultimately, my indecision boils down to the following " what university is the best for landing an investment...21
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+2"Reputation Risk" in CRE lendingI've had more than one client in the last few years not be able to get a loan from Fannie/Freddie and other big banks due to their name being on the internet for several things. The two biggies are leasing space to dispensaries and being a slumlord. I've never heard it called...20
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+3How to Find M&A/IPO Deals that a Bank has Advised On?I was wondering if anyone knows of any deals Nomura have advised on - have my interview in a few days. The main one I can find is the dragon oil deal, however I wanted to have a couple more just incase. <h3>How to Find Deals that a Bank Advised On?</h3> A common interview...20
+4Why do people dateThroughout my entire life (so far) I've never understood the allure of dating. All the good-looking women are "gold diggers" studying political science at the community college, good for a night or two, so why do people choose to make the long term committment? If I had to choose...19
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+3As an intern, are you allowed to wear 'deal sleds' or loafers?Would love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed?18
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+3Retirement account into cash?I've been seriously thinking about moving my retirement account into cash as of late. I know the golden rule is to not try and time the market, but I can't not think a big correction/pull back is looming. Am I crazy? Appreciate input from all you fiance monkeys who are way smarter than...17
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+4When your awkwardly sitting in the job interview waiting room with your competition... (The other candidates)Anyone ever was in a waiting room sitting next to people waiting to interview for the same job position as you? Did you talk to those people about the job? Did you talk about your strengths and why you are better than them? Did you try to sabotage them somehow? Did you try to make a...17
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+5Deutsche Bank New CEO, a BB dying?Deustche Bank just named a new CEO, before John Cryan finished his 5 year restructuring plan. Christian Sewing was named as the new CEO by the chairman of the board Paul Achleitner. Sewing comes from the retail arm of the bank, the opposite of Cryan's background. Do you see Deutsche...15
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+3What College Major ??Hey everyone, I was watching a video on YouTube yesterday and 2 investment bankers who worked at SunTrust were walking through what investment banking is, work politics, what college you should go to, and what major choose to. What I was confused about was that both of these investment...15
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+3Staying in my development role vs investment sales analyst position?I am currently working as a development associate (it is an entry-level role) with a very cool, smart, agile developer on the smaller side in a major US city (not <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>/SF). I am learning a very great amount in my current role, enjoy my team, etc....15
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+3Which McKinsey Office to Choose?Hi fellow monkeys, I was lucky enough to receive a McKinsey offer today after roughly two years of pursuit. I am now faced with one of the most major decisions: which office to choose out of New York, DC, Chicago or Silicon Valley? Would love to pick your brains. My priorities are as...14
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+6The most dangerous question in the world - "Why?"For if you ask it enough times (towards any "fact"), repeatedly and relentlessly (dozens of times if necessary), the conclusion you arrive at is often (almost always) dark and controversial. Yet almost always, it is the absolute truth. Never let bullshit and "political...14
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+3Moving from Small Private Client Investment Sales firm to Larger Shop (CBRE, HFF, JLL, Cushman)First, thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post and any advice given. I am about 30, live in a SoCal Metro City, and have focused on selling Multifamily investment properties since 2014. When I was younger I was not a great student and made poor choices and ultimately never...14
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+3Summer Offer Decision - UBS vs Rothschild (Both NYC)Hi all, Been a long time lurker but finally made an account because I wanted some advice (and hope to contribute in the future at some point). I've been fortunate enough to receive offers for both UBS and Rothschild for the Summer of 2019. The offers are for their <abbr...14
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+3Effect of celebrities?Was just scrolling through twitter when an article about Rihanna causing a $800mil slide on snap's stock popped up. Turns out an ad on snapchat took the piss out of her domestic abuse case and in turn she told people to delete snap. Kylie Jenner apparently also sent a tweet before dissing...13
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+3Rent versus BuyHey guys, Recently moving to a new city (low SOL), and got a <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Associate position. I have 225K saved up. Single guy. I'm wondering if I should rent ($1.5-1.6K/Month) or buy (400K-500K) place. I'm both ways hard for...13
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+3Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan StanleyWould you name your child after a firm? Would you rather name your child Morgan Stanley or LaShondranika Stanley? *Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan Stanley. Yes, You Read That Right By Sonali Basak (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley just left Morgan Stanley. No, really. The fixed-income trader,...12
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+3The Future of the MBAHi All, I’m new to this site, but wanted to get commentary from likeminded people about whether or not to pursue an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. My rule of thumb is that it’s only worth consideration from a T-20 program, especially if...12
+3How Long Did it take for Banking to Break YouHappy Friday All! This thread is a simple one. Question: In what ways did banking break you, and how long did it take? 12
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+3NYC Networking Day Trip: Thoughts?I'm a sophomore (non-target) currently going through the application/interview process for 2019 summer. I have heard suggestions from a couple of current junior analysts with whom I've spoken that they took a day trip to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>...12
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+3Following up after sending my resume/how to go about getting an internship.Hey WSO! Recently, I've been contacting private-wealth-management firms near me for a Summer internship. I'm a Freshmen at a non-target so it's been tough but I emailed one of the branch managers regarding my interests, and asked for my resume. It's been around 2 weeks now,...11
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+3WSO Internships & Employment OpportunitiesJoin the Wall Street Oasis Team! <h4>Open opportunities for students: </h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> </ul> <h4>Open opportunities for...11
+3can anyone help me choose a college?Hi all, I am an international choosing to decide where to go to college next year. Sorry for the poor english now. My options are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, and University of Wisconsins. UNC is 29k a year, USC is 49k a year, and UW is 55k a...11
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+3Did I screw my interview?I had on my resume that one of my hobbies is jigsaw puzzles. The interviewer asked me the biggest sizes I have done. Interviewer: so whats the biggest size of jigsaw puzzles you have done? Me: 200 by 200 Interviewer: wow thats huge Me: its not that huge. Of course, i meant 200 pieces,...11
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+3Business School Type Real Estate Case StudiesAnyone know a good source for free real estate case studies? Another poster posted the following one on 666 Fifth Ave, which I found very interesting: http://www.cacq.com/images/site_images/666%20Fifth%20Ave_Case%20Study.pdf Looking for something maybe like Value Investor's Club, where...11
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+3Distressed / Spec Sits vs Regular PEFellow monkeys, I am currently interviewing for a couple different positions and it would likely boil down to joining a lower <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> fund or a distressed / spec sits <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. With the...10
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+3Early IB Offer with exploding deadline - months before normal recruitingAs many of you know, the timeline for junior year internship recruiting has been pushed up a ridiculous amount. I'm currently a sophomore at a target business school and I just got an offer to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr title="middle...10
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+3Having serious thoughts about B-school for the first time - can anyone offer any advice?Hey Monkeys, Long-time reader/poster here. Am a bit unsure what to do at this stage in my career and b-school thoughts have started entering my mind. I'll lay out my background below but these are the main questions swirling around in my head: 1) will b-school help me get to be where I...10
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+3Articulating Internship ExperienceHi Everyone, I just graduated from DePaul University with a finance degree, 3.9/4.0 GPA, and capital market research internship experience (CBRE, Newmark, Cushman type company). Applying/seeking for analyst gigs at <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>...10
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+3Associate vs Analyst Work BattleHow is work divided between associate vs analyst at your bank? What is the norm? Do your associates make slides or do models or do they only open pdfs and mark them up? At my group, some associates will help out analysts in excel/ppt when busy but others will refuse to do so entirely....9
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+3Let's SEE those closets!Just finished organizing my closet for the work week. Not enough pictures on this board, so let's see some of the closets that are out there! Here's mine - 5 coats, 4 navy and 1 charcoal. The coats and white shirts are no special brand, the button downs are Brooks Brothers that...9
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+3Undergrad: Help me choose college- Please (UNC-CH vs USC vs UW-Madison vs UW-Milwaukee)Hi all, I am an international choosing to decide where to go to college next year. Sorry for the poor english now. My options are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, and University of Wisconsins. UNC is 29k a year, USC is 49k a year, and UW is 55k a...9
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+3Switching markets or property types in REPEAs in let's say you you work with a REPE firm that only specializes in a certain property type and focuses on a specific major-metro or market (i.e. REPE firm that only invests in multifamily in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> area). Is the modeling/deal...9
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+3Best European RE funds (UK + Continental) + Background Hello fellow monkeys, Out of curiosity, which one are the best RE funds in Europe at the moment? And also, what special situations/ NPL funds are there in Europe? I was thinking along the lines of <abbr title="Blackstone">BX</abbr> RE Debt, Cerberus but not many other...9
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+3Ideas for improving your coffee chat conversion rate**Quick Background**: I am a mid-career professional, strong background in working in a lot of industries *outside* of banking/finance. I have been a long time member of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> (burner account) just because it's a fun board with some...9
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+3J.P. Morgan Freshman Experience 2018Hey everyone Im new to this community. Im a freshman at university and I'm very interested in <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>, <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I study...9
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+3Amherst or Bowdoin for IB? Recruitment/Placement?I am a current hs senior and just received my college decision results. My top two acceptances are Amherst and Bowdoin. This is a hard choice for me. I am fairly certain that I want to go into finance, and I have heard that Amherst (along with Williams) are top tier, best-of-the-best among...8
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+3Deck Template - Box titles vs line titles?Some firms' deck templates have box titles (title in a box) while others have line titles (title on a line). I personally think line titles are more elegant but box titles are more practical. The inconvenience of having line titles is that you can't have a placeholder in the master...8
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+4[Moelis Update] Moelis Reminds Staff To Treat Young Bankers WellI thought I'd share an article posted on Bloomberg about this Moelis fiasco. WSO is mentioned in the second paragraph. I was waiting for Raich to do a little damage control. "Raich, 51, addressed managing directors after industry forum Wall Street Oasis posted parts of an email that...8
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+3Commercial banking role at BB vs IB role at boutiqueI'm trying to decide which offer I am going to take for an internship this summer. I could either work at a large bank (think MS, <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>, Citi) in a commercial banking role or at a boutique <abbr...7
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+3IB Summer Analyst Position between senior year and one-year masters in Hong Kong. .7
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+3Operating Model CritiqueHi, would anyone be willing to take a quick look at a 3-statement operating model I made for ServiceNow, Inc? It's the first forecast I've ever made so any help would be greatly appreciated! I have my first interview with a boutique in a couple weeks.7
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+3Anyone have experience with RE companies helping to pay for masters?Title. Anyone here have experience working for a company that helped pay for their MSRE / allowed them to work part-time on it while working? Specifically, the USC MSRE program? 7
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+3Advice for Bank JobHi guys, I go to a school that is ranked 45-40. I have had two real estate internships and I want to break into banking. I went from a 2.87 gpa for my first 2 years to 3.27 gpa that I round to a 3.3 on my resume. I am not qualified enough for an analyst position realistically, even though I am...6
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+3If your parents are really rich and are willing to pay for your lavish lifestyle, would you still work?Some people have rich parents with money to pay for their next few generations of children and grandchildren's upper-class lifestyles. But, if you had parents who would buy anything you wanted and supported all your desired living expenses. Would you still work at a job? How important is...6
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+3Advice for UGI've been lurking on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a while now and I understand I can go through and read a lot about tips for undergraduates, but I was wondering when is best for me to start reaching out to alumni looking for internships and what not?...6
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+3Best Industry Specific News SourcesThink this could be a very valuable thread.... what news sources are must reads for your specific industry (if you have one) or for your product? For Healthcare- FiercePharma HealthcareFinanceNews Axios Vitals MorningConsult Healthcare6
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+3PWP vs. Guggenheim IBDHave options at these two firms and am having a very hard time deciding. Could anyone provide insight on exit opps/pay/culture? I get the impression Guggenheim has more upside, but PWP is safer...It seems like Guggenheim has been rising fast, with their most recent class getting great...6
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+3home can depreciate in value?I'm considering to buy a property but I wanted to know if a home can depreciate in value? Thanks! :)6
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+3Market Drastically Turns. How Do You Pivot?Listen, I'm no doomsday guy. But let's talk about the thing on everyone's mind. Acquisitions folk out there - you get dumped during a capital markets freeze - what do you do (take a less prestigious job, change industry, wait it out, etc...) For those older Monkeys (much...5
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+3Wells Fargo HoustonAnybody have information regarding comp, deal flow, exit opps for the Wells Fargo O&G branch in Houston? 5
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+3Help me choose college- Please (UNC-CH vs USC vs UW-Madison vs UW-Milwaukee)Hi all, I am an international choosing to decide where to go to college next year. Sorry for the poor english now. My options are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, and University of Wisconsins. UNC is 29k a year, USC is 49k a year, and UW is 55k a...5
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+3Anybody read this interview with Ethan Penner?This morning, I was reading this 35 page long article/interview with Ethan Penner- a guy who could be credited with creating the CMBS industry. It was absolutely fascinating. Link to the interview http://www.c-loans.com/pre_joomla/ethan_penner_interview.pdf Some snippets When he...4
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+3Capital Markets Analyst Trying to Lateral--Advice?Hey everyone! I'm a first year investment banking analyst at a lower tier <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in New York City. I'm in a capital markets group (Securitized Products Group) and desperate to lateral. My group is hostile to people leaving--and so if...4
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+3"Do I have a chance posts" from a non-target studentInstead of wasting your time on freaking out over whether or not you have a chance you guys should take some fucking action. Specialize! Use the fact that you're coming from a non-target to your advantage. Obviously, a dank GPA is going to be the first step because (unless you've...3
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+3If I ever get fired in banking its because...CFOs who provide me with financial statements that look like something out of Jumanji. How am I supposed to work on the model when capex is in your pre-tax expenses and you've clearly had your audit done by El Pollo Loco. I drooled over working in <abbr title="mergers and...3
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+3750 GMAT for HSW only -- worth retaking?I'm currently a 1st year analyst at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> and I'm interested in going to business school (like every dickhead monkey only HSW or equivalent -- figure not worth it in terms of cost / opportunity cost otherwise). I got a 750 my...2
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+3Trader named 'Morgan Stanley' leaves Morgan StanleyGot a good laugh out of this. I'm sure Mr. Stanley is a WSO monkey, so will the real Morgan Stanley please standup? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-17/morgan-stanley-leaves-morgan-stanley-yes-you-read-that-right1
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+3Analyzing Almost Every Sweetener You'll Find in FoodI know many of you are trying to hustle while watching your health so I wanted to share a table I made that analyzes most sugars you'll find in food. You can view a comprehensive table with all 14 sugars I researched here: https://wp.me/p9BDUt-3D <img...1
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+3Role of Quants in Credit Investing/ Trading: ABS, Structured Credit, Corporate LoansThe evolution of credit trading electronically and potentially automatically is all but guaranteed. What are current Credit <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>, and other investors/ trader of credit doing at the moment on automating credit trading? • Banks •...1
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+3Sincerely, Jeff<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks were mixed on a day when the Fed released its Beige Book business survey (tl;dr: economy's good, tariffs aren't). A horrible day for IBM (-7.54%) anchored the Dow. </li> <li>Oil: U.S. WTI crude...1
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+3A Helping Hand to Humanities StudentsHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I've been a lurker on the site for a while and only recently posted my first discussion thread. One thing I've noticed - other than, of course, the site's immense usefulness and the general goodwill of...1
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+3Extremely Low GPA to MBA Success StoryI've been a long time browser on this website and just wanted to share my experience. Here are my stats before we start: -UG: Service Academy - 2.3 GPA -Grad: Big D1 Sport School - random MS with accounting and finance classes - 3.8 GPA -GMAT - 720 -Work exp: 5 years military officer...1
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+3You stay classy, Sinclair<h3>MARKETS</h3></p> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: For the first time in two years, the S&P closed below its 200-day moving average. Some predict the sell-off is just beginning. </li> <li>Commodities: Gold rallied as investors fled to safe havens....1
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+2Why Would Anyone Go Into Consulting?<em>Mod Note (Andy): I put this on the frontpage because of the high quality of responses inside the post, take a look...</em> After going through the recent recruiting season as a junior and coming out with an MBB offer and a few in banking, I have to ask: why would you go into...84
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+2Levered Free Cash Flow CalculationWhat do you do with the principle part of an amortizing bond when calculating levered free cash flow? You have an amortizing bond. The principle part of the amortization payments is not interest, but at the same time this is a required cash payment and thus not available to equity...31
+3How hard is it to get in an Ivy for econ?I am a prospective high school student aiming for finance. My reason for creating this post is hearing different shocking stories Here are two: 1) Uber-smart Indian nerd with 4.83, 1600, 36, IBO/IMO competitor, USACO gold competitor, managing editor of high school newspaper, Key Club...27
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+3What's it like to be a 1st yr analyst at Goldman Sachs? Two hot 22 y/o girls I knowI met two very pretty 10/10 senior girls touring a college I got into. They're both graduating next month and will become analysts at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. Google says they're probably going to make $10k signing bonus, $80k base, and maybe another $20k-40k bonus in December - is...26
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+3Seeking a trading job in TorontoHey Gang, would appreciate some honest advice about this career choice. I started offering trading advice on the SiliconInvestor site and became the most bookmarked there. I now post to FB: facebook 64628410663 SharckSoup com (Stock Traders) With over 10 years and not a single losing trade, I...22
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+3Duke/Georgetown MSB/NYU Stern College choices Hi,Help! Our high school senior son just got accepted to Duke undergrad, Georgetown MSB, NYU Stern.He wants to go into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/Finance. Which college would be the best choice for him as far as internship/recruitment on campus and job...21
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+2Benefits of learning R languageHi, I have my heart set on a career in portfolio management. Is it worth it investing the time in learning the R language? Working in finance you deal with data and analysis all the time so my assumption is that it wouldn't hurt. Thanks20
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+2760 GMAT / 3.24 GPAHi, I wanted to solicit the board for advice. Planning on applying this upcoming cycle and wanted to make sure my plan was at least somewhat in line with reality so I can use my time effecetively over the next few months. Let me know what you all think of my situation....20
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+2Which Undergrad Classes Matter?I checked through the forums and didn't see anything that matched up with this. Let's be honest here. While we all go to different schools which all teach certain topics to different depth and detail levels, the general concepts and curriculums are essentially the same. SO: As...20
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+2Grad School Cost: is it worth it?Hi guys, My head is spinning with all the different factors to evaluate in applying to grad school. For a career switcher with some architecture experience, what are the most important factors in selecting a grad school? I would like to work in development and eventually open my own...19
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+2UIUC Vs Babson Vs Northeastern Vs BU for undergradHey, I have been accepted at all these colleges and would like to know which one would be the best choice for me if I'm looking for a career in banking/consulting. At UIUC, I plan to double major in finance and accounting, a double major in finance and mathematical finance at Babson, and...19
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+2Monitor Deloitte vs OW/RB/ATK in EuropeHi everyone, I recently got a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer at Monitor Deloitte in western Europe. They seem to be growing very fast since Deloitte's acquisition, hours are ok, pay is above the market, and the opportunity to focus on pure strategy projects...19
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+2Consulting Elite BoutiquesSince the last post about this was from 2010 I figured an update might be in order. What are some <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> in consulting? I know boutique may be a term up for discussion but I would say small number of offices (<15) or small number of...19
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+2Value of bankers on buyside transactionsI'm curious to gain some insight from the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Investment professionals on here how bankers have added value when hired to advise on the buyside. My understanding was that advisory roles on the buyside for <abbr title="private...19
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+2Semi Target schools for Business Undergrad/IBDeleted ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19
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+2What would you do if you received an 8 figure trust fund at age 25?Assuming you are too young to early retire but also don't want to work for someone else and get treated like dogshit anymore. I'd like to do something entrepreneurial. How hard is it to start up your own hedge fund? I could seed it with my own money and hire a couple smart analysts...19
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+2Studio or 1 Bdroom as AssociateJust got a job as an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> associate, have 0 debt, and some significant savings busting as an analyst, have 3 options Live literally next to work at a 530 sq <abbr title="full time">ft</abbr> 1 bedroom condo...18
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+2Should congress F*** with the Zuck As you know Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill and members are trying to find out if Facebook could have done more to prevent Cambridge Analytica. Is Zuckerberg looking to monopolize social media and should Congress impose regulations?18
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+2From Private Equity To Non-Finance Job: Any Advice ?Hello everybody, Long-time lurker, first-time poster. So far <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has tremendously helped me and I’ve no doubt that it will also be the case here, so thanks in advance! @APAE", true fan of you… Quick background first....18
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+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
+2Chances of Top 20 MBA?Hey guys, new to the community, and looking for some advice. I'm hoping to go to either McCombs or Rice for my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>, but I haven't taken the GMAT yet. My profile is as follows: - <abbr...18
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+2China IBD Intern or NY Commercial Bank Risk Management?Hi everyone I'm a sophomore at Notre Dame. Math Major. I managed to land a summer <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> intern in CICC(China International Capital Corporation) and CITIC Securities in Beijing. My another option is to intern at Bank of...18
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+2Career Banking in Canada?So I've been hearing a lot of stigma against career bankers. Some even saying that a career banker isn't a good choice for a career. In Canada, most bankers will stay in banking as exit opps aren't as plentiful+they pay worse. Big 5/<abbr title="bulge...17
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+2Brookfield/ GGP MergerSince the merger has recently has been finalized, I think we should discuss what this means for the industry and how Brookfield will benefit from this deal. How was this beneficial for Brookfield? Who will be managing these new assets? Is this an economies of scale play as in addition to...17
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+2Should I retake the GMAT (730)Hi - Two questions from me: - Is it worth retaking the GMAT and trying to get closer to 750? - If I didn't retake and went with my score below (730), what are my chances? Profile: - 26 year old male - White - Top 10% of the class at a Top 5 international university (LSE for...17
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+2What HFs are worth going to out of undergrad?I've seen some discussions about joining a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> out of undergrad, but there's a lot of disagreement. I go to a top target and have a strong GPA. What fundamental hedge funds are actually worth going to and consistently recruit? Or is...17
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+2Affordability of Studio for Starting IB AnalystHi All, I am starting full time in the Summer and was hoping to live alone. However, despite using all the income and housing affordability calculators online I am just not sure if it is affordable on a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> salary. I don't feel the...17
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+3Tired of traffic? Take a flying taxi!*"So why would a real estate firm invest in a company that focuses on getting people from JFK Airport to Manhattan in five minutes?"* Uber and various tech companies have been looking to change the ways we deal with transportation. Cheaper, on-demand taxis and autonomous vehicles...16
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+2Weird Situation: Cannot AFFORD OfferFirst time user here. Wow, this site would've been overwhelmingly helpful a few months ago. I am a sophomore at a top tier school. I was lucky enough to be told I would be offered a summer 2019 analyst position at a prestigious boutique at the end of the second phone interview...16
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+2Going straight into PE megafund skipping IB: Need AdviceI will be going through <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> program (Return offer on the table) at a top <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> megafund and I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some tips and advice. I have done...16
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+2JD versus MBA / MSRECurrently working as an 2nd year Investment Analyst at a very large, well-known national developer. Debating grad school route, and going JD instead of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. Will be sticking with development. Thoughts?16
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+2Guggenheim IBD Vs. Citi IBDWas wondering if people can comment on these firms, I have options at both, but having trouble choosing. How do they stack up based on deal flow, culture, comp and exits opps? 16
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+2NYC Part Time MBALooking for advice on best part time <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> program other than Stern in manhattan. Any help be much appreciated. 16
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+2Advice on Reaching Out for Unpaid InternshipsTitle pretty much explains it. Have been sending tons of cold emails and reaching out to warm connections since the beginning of the year but came up short (for paid positions). Goal now is to do whatever I can to hopefully get something unpaid. Wanted to see if there was anyone out there that...15
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+2Finally secured VC interview, what do I study?I am very grateful to all the advice I received from this forum. I have now secured a final stage interview with the <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> arm of a big pharma company. My focus will be on medtech and analytics, early to late investments. I need some...15
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+22018 RBC Diversity & Inclusion Discovery DayJust received the invitation for this event next Friday... Anyone have any idea what we should expect at the event? Will we get a Super Day after the event? If anyone is attending this or has any more info, I'd really appreciate that.15
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+2Chicago Job market ( Advice on breaking in) Hello, To anyone who lives or is familiar with the Chicago market - your input will be much appreciated. I am looking for the best way to get a finance job in Chicago. Quick background about me: I am currently In a Corporate Development Finance rotation program for one of the big...15
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+2When are you TOO SUCCESFUL for MBA?IMO when your opportunity cost for attending <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is in 7 digits, it's a bad financial decision (but could be a good personal decision). What is your take?15
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+2UMass Isenberg vs Bentley University Sup, so I am trying to choose between Bentley University or UMass Isenberg. I got money from both colleges btw. I also got wait listed at NYU CAS and Babson college. I am VERY new to this so i was wondering which one of these is the best deal or the best way I could possibly make it onto the...15
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+2Hermes Ties For Your Consideration I have in my possession a Merrill Lynch tie made by Hermes in immaculate condition, extremely impressive in red and yellow. And I have a Bank Of America Hermes Tie that is primarily red with Dragons! I know these are extremely rare.... Maybe you can impress your boss with one because chances...14
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+2Villanova, Michigan, or University of OregonI am an ambitious high school senior who has a dream of working on Wall Street. Specifically in Risk Management/Analysis. Now, my three options for college are University of Michigan, Villanova, and the University of Oregon. Oregon: I could go to UO and have zero debt as it is my state...14
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+2Guggenheim NYC: updated reputation, culture, exitshey, I've done a good amount of searching regarding guggenheim's rep, prestige, culture, and exits, but I see a lot of older threads/information and dissenting viewpoints. I do hear, however, that it's growing quite fast. does anyone have an updated/recent view on their exits...14
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+2BU Vs Northeastern Vs Babson Vs UIUC for business undergradHey, I'm from India. I've been admitted to all these places in the respective business schools and I'm having a tough time deciding between these for business and for a prospective career in banking/consulting. What is important for me is the career opportunities, campus life, the...14
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+2Acquisitions vs Investment Sales job offersHey Guys! I recently got an offer from a small REPE firm that specializes in multifamily. Pay is kind of low. I am currently interviewing for an investment Sales Analyst position(CBRE/JLL/Eastdil/HFF). I am currently graduating from Undergrad and this would be first full time position. What...14
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+2Chances to get in?Hello, if I received a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen, how would my chances of getting accepted as an analyst in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>...14
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+2Help rate/rank these schools for getting into IB?Deleted ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14
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+2Sophomore Advice Needed!!!Hello everyone, I am currently a sophomore at a non-target and I don't have an internship for this summer yet, I feel like no one wants to hire me and I'm even willing to work for free. Does anyone have any advice? It would be much appreciated.14
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+2Summer offer: Top Restructuring Group vs BX Real EstateCollege junior from a less prestigious school (G town/Stern/Ross/Duke) needs some advice on offer decision. The first offer is from a top 3 <abbr title="Restructuring">RX</abbr> shop(PJT/LZD/HL)'s London office. The second offer is from <abbr...14
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+2UT Austin vs UC Berkeley (Business Undergrad) - Selection HelpI live in Texas and am finishing high school there. I was accepted into UT Austin McCombs for in-state tuition, but not into the honors program which I had wanted to attend. On the other hand, I was also admitted into UC Berkeley, although for out of state tuition. Between $25k (UT...13
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+2Credit Score Suggestions?Hello all! I am currently working with a credit repair company for 6 months, and my credit score went up from 580 to 624. Now it dropped back because I opened a new card and had to max it out. I got the approved for Firestone credit for $900. I had my BK discharged in February of last...13
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+2Bocconi AFC vs ESCP MiM Hi guys! I received offers both from Bocconi for the Accounting and Finance Master and from ESCP for the Master in Management. I am Italian, 2 experiences in Italy (one the finance team of a firm and one in a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>...13
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+2CRE Signing BonusesUsing a throw away account as to not out myself. I work in Tenant Rep w/a senior partner at a a mid major firm - think Colliers, Newmark, Transwestern, Studley, etc. We arent particularly thrilled w/the firm, and are going to consider other options. Combined production in the neighborhood of...13
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+2Declining an MSF full-ride to have equity in a RE company I caught the finance bug late in life and have recently starting interning at a small RE company doing book work for them and odd jobs. The three investors in the company all have other jobs and are about to close on a 102 unit apartment deal, about 5x their biggest to date. They are not yet at...13
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+2How to bomb an interview without the interviewer knowing that you're intentionally bombing the interview?I have a headhunter that I need to keep a good relationship with because they represent the type of clients I like. I'm interviewing for a great job in another city but I started dating someone recently (yes I know) and am getting fast tracked at work so I don't want to leave. I...13
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+2What is "over-prepared" ?Hi everyone, so I talked to someone at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> a few days ago, and she told me that, although it's necessary to get well-prepared, don't be "over-prepared"...what does she mean? She went off the phone because...13
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+2Moving from Corporate Accounting to IBI have been working as a Corporate Accountant for 3 years. I graduated from a very non-target school with a 3.2 GPA. Currently, I'm studying for L1 of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr>. I would like to get into <abbr title="investment...13
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+3Thoughts on Financial Technology PartnersSaw these guys posting they were looking for an experienced analyst couple days back & was looking into the opportunity. Looks like a lot of the posts on them are pretty dated (2013-14). Any recent opinions/thoughts? Seems like they do well very well in their space but analysts get...13
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+2Pros/Cons of buy/sell side as a junior quantHi, New here. So coming from a Financial Engineering background,with a year of not so relevant experience. I have to decide whether to go for working in a smaller asset management firm with active investing, based on algorithms or go for a quant job on the sales side at a big local bank....13
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+2Asking about internships in informational interviews.I have info calls set up with several VPs at small boutiques in my area. How should I go about asking about summer internships? Also, do I bring up the fact that I am willing to work unpaid? I value the connection and the opportunity to learn from them and do not want to come off as needy or...13
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+2Feel like I got screwed by HRHi guys, posting on a throwaway account. I started my job at a boutique focusing on the <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> in January. Currently sitting in a restructuring/generalist style team. I just found out about something concerning my contract last week and I...12
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+2Networking now or later?So I already posted about my situation so anyone that wants to join in on this topic to get caught up it’s the discussion labeled Needing Advice. Now the big question here is I don’t start school until this fall should I start networking now without even getting into my major ? I feel like...12
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+2internships--websitesHey guys, so finding a lot of boutiques in new york city from a list form street of walls, but cant seem to find their websites. any suggestions?12
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+2LSE MSc in Law and Accounting. Advice please!!I would really appreciate any insights for me in regards of the masters program that I will be attending. I recently have been admitted to <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> MSc Law and Accounting and the program allows me to take two finance related...12
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+2MiM: LBS, LSE, HEC ParisHi all: I am considering Masters in Management at the following institutions: <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr>, <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> and HEC Paris. My background: bachelor in Business Administration at...12
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+2Bain AC or LBSHi, I am final year engineering student from Belgium and recently decided to go for an MiM (Master in Management) degree afterwards. Thanks to a strong GMAT, I got in at London Business School earlier this year for the MiM 2018-2019. I wanted to get an MiM since my goal was always to work for...12
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+2[Current HS Senior] Will be attending a non-target school this fall. Need advice.edit: sorry for the really long post. I would really, really, really, really appreciate any advice, though. Hi, I am currently a senior in high school, and I will be attending a non-target state school with pretty much a full ride. I am on the East Coast of the USA. My goal is to get a job on...12
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+2Why IRR is so high on a compressed timeline?Hi everybody, I am currently underwriting a 13 units condo development project that has total length of 15 months from close to sale. 15% return hurdle and 70/30 promote slit. The problem is that the <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr> comes out 38% with a...12
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+2How does Ivey Business School compare to the University of Warwick?Hi, I am a Hong Kong/Canadian grade 12 student in Vancouver and wish to ask for advice concerning undergraduate universities decisions. My offers are as follows: Queens commerce, Desautels at Mcgill, Sauder at UBC, Ivey school of business aeo, Rotman School of Management, Durham for economics,...12
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+2Advice: Post-MBA associate interview at an EB in NYCHey monkeys. I have an interview coming up with an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I'm currently in corporate finance at a FAANG tech firm in the west coast. I'm fine with the technicals, but...12
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+2Telling S&T Recruiter of Grad School Plan before starting S&T SAHey everyone. I'm a second bachelor's students who secured a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> analyst position. During that time I also applied and was admitted to two top-tier MFE...11
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+2Undergraduate: Wharton Huntsman Program or HYPAll: I have been accepted into the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at Wharton at UPenn as well as two of HYP. I need advice on choosing between the two styles of education. At Huntsman, I can earn an SB in Economics and AB in International Studies. I also plan to...11
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+2Real Estate Career - USC Marshall or UT Austin for MBA?Hi All, Admitted to both UT Austin and USC Marshall without any money. I am interested in pursuing real estate long term and am thinking about a post-MBA role in acquisitions or private equity. Both programs appear to have fairly strong real estate programs. USC offers a dual <abbr...11
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+2Which major presents the best chances for IBRecently I read about Mark Zuckerberg and how he attended Harvard to study physchology. This is quite reassuring because for someone as smart as him, I would have expected a math/engineering related major. I'm applying to college in a few years and my dream school is Harvard. I was...11
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+2Is a 3.5 GPA and a 3.8 Major GPA good enough for IB or CB?Hello, So I am an Engineer major Junior looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/CB (both I found very interesting). And I have a cummulative GPA of 3.5 and a major GPA of 3.8. I know that business majors have ridiculously high GPA's and that...11
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+2Dynamic XIRR Formula HelpHi everyone, I am trying to create a dynamic XIRR formula as I am working on a case study that involves a sensitivity analysis to see changes in exit years. How could I go about writing an XIRR formula that ignores 0's while still calculating the correct XIRR? Below is a cut out from my...11
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+2If you are the only single employee at a company you just started, can you claim yourself to be the President/CEO?If you opened up a small business in your neighborhood. Can you name yourself "President/CEO of Company XXX". And put that on your resume? So if you apply to other jobs, you have an impressive job title. Will the interviewer go like "WOW, you were the President/CEO of a company?"11
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+2Massive hiring delayWent through several rounds of interview so for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> role. Final interview was 3 weeks ago. I waited a week, sent an email and got a call from an associate...11
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+2JP Morgan Corporate REDoes anyone know anything about <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan and their Corproate Real Estate? I have been seeing tons of opportunities lately for them and wasn’t curious. I realize corp RE is different but they obvsiously have a massive portfolio of owned...11
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+2References before Coffee Interview? Hey all Reached out to a Director at a boutique today through email, alumni and he replied pretty much straight away. Didn't attach my resume, my email was something to the effect of: "Hi X, I'm studying X and Y at X university. I recently interned at blah blah blah. I...11
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+2What are the best undergraduate degrees to become an exotics rates trader or equity derivatives trader?I'm figuring out what degree to do to become a trader, ideally in exotics or rates trading or maybe structured credit. Should I do an economics, physics or engineering degree?11
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+2666 Fifth AveI just wanted to get people's input on the drama over 666 Fifth Ave. How will the fallout affect the market, etc? 11
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+2Discuss with manager frustrations?Hey guys wasn’t sure where to put this but figured here. FYI I am in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> but figured here I can get some more responses for general advice. Been at my role for around a year now as analyst and it’s basically becoming...11
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+2No reply after second roundI've been in the interview process for a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> (informal process, got through with cold emailing) and was supposed to hear back by the end of last week. I know it's been Easter weekend and everything, and I followed up yesterday...11
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+2JPM vs EB?I recently secured an offer from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> analyst role. I am anticipating this offer to amount to a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer after that...11
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+2School Decision for Investment Management: Booth / Columbia ($$) / MIT Sloan?Hey All, I’ve had the good fortune of being admitted into 2 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs and potentially a 3rd: Columbia ($$), Booth and MIT Sloan (hopefully) and am having more than a bit of trouble deciding between them....11
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+2Balance Sheet Enhancement - What's it worth?Assuming that raising equity capital was not an issue, but needing a guarantor for non recourse financing (minimum net worth and liquidity), how would you approach valuing that piece of the deal? Assuming it would come in the form of a piece of the promote? Anything else? This guarantor would...10
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+2McKinsey from DC Area non/semi-targetI’m looking into attending GMU this fall (underachieved at a magnet school) and I was wondering if anybody could tell me how well it places into McKinsey and other consulting firms. I heard from the people there that the top 5-10 students in Finance can usually make it into McKinsey and the...10
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+2Cornell vs. USC Marshall for UndergradI was accepted to the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, and the Marshall School of Business at USC. Due to a scholarship, USC will cost about $25k less per year than Cornell ($48k vs. $73k). Fortunately, my parents will pay for my education so I will not be in debt going to either school....10
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+2Can someone give an explanation to this transaction?How does the deal below make any sense for the buyer. Are they buying to lose money? The sellers are having a field day... 50 million in 24 hours. http://rebusinessonline.com/rodeo-drive-retail-property-sells-for-110m-double-the-purchase-price-from-24-hours-earlier/10
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+2Best MBA/MSRE Programs for REIB/REPE JobsWondering what MSRE/<abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs have the best exit opps in the REIB/REPE spaces. And when I say REIB/REPE I am more curious to hear about placement into larger firms that crank out deals (on the REIB side)/have lots...10
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+2Fish Oil and Multi-Vitamin Supplements Hey guys, I suffered from a gigantic ulcer last week and realized that I am vitamin B deficient. I'm thinking about taking fish oil and multi vitamin supplements. Do you guys have any go-to brands? Thanks10
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+2Is this a good cold email? Freshman Internship?I know it's super late, but circumstances arose and now I have to find something last minute. I have never done this before, so please tell me / edit heavily if it's garbage. Thanks! Dear _________, I am currently studying Mathematics and Economics at _______ University. I...10
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+2U.S. L/S equity funds with offices in LondonWhat fundamental (not trading) U.S. L/S equity shops have an office in London as well? I know Baupost are present there, anyone else?10
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+22019 J.P. Morgan Proud to Be SuperdayI noticed there wasn't a forum made for this. I applied around mid Feb. and received a link to do the HireVue last week. If you guys completed the HireVue, please feel free to share the questions with us! :) 10
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+2Questions in corp dev interviewAre corp development interview more fit related, or are they technical? How would I figure out which aspect to prepare more for? And if fit related, what are some good questions? Background - <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> with strategy...10
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+2Relocation Assistance Is it common for a large firm to offer zero relocation assistance if your moving from out of state? I was taken off guard when they said they usually offer no assistance at all. Any experience with this would be much appreciated. I will still take the job because I think the opportunity is...10
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+2Top Healthcare IB Groups/Firms - EuropeIt's been a while since a Healthcare <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> post has been made and the ones made tend to focus on the US. I was wondering if you guys know which banks have strong healthcare/biotech/pharma groups in Europe, ideally hiring (past or...10
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+2Likelihood of breaking into Consulting 2 years out of undergradHi all - I graduated from undergrad 2016 and currently work in research & Biz Dev at a consulting firm. Asking about my prospects of lateral move to another firm to work as a consultant. Do most firms just hire straight from undergrad/<abbr title="Masters in Business...10
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+2Imperial MSc Finance 47Q Submit?Hi Monkeys, I applied for the MSc Finance program back in Feb and was put on the waiting list a few weeks ago. I have taken my gmat and got a 47Q (680 overall). I heard Imperial's program is quant oriented and anything less than a 48Q is seen as a negative. Anyone have any opinions about...10
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+2UCL vs UCLA vs Claremont McKenna I am an international student who recently got accepted into the colleges listed in the title. I personally still do not know what I want to do with my life but I am considering investment banking and I want to know what are your opinions on those colleges and their job prospects in general even...10
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+2VC firm or Credit PE analyst––which will better position me for banking?A close friend of mine is at a crossroads & needs some help. I'm going to turn over my account to him and let him ask the question: Hello everybody, I'm in a tough spot. I'm currently enrolled as a sophomore at a non-target. My freshman year, I worked/networked extremely...10
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+2Tips to motivate yourself to work when you don't feel like doing soMonkeys, we all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Especially, as we come closer to the end of the year and with the holidays close by, how do you keep yourself motivated at work? All I can think of these days is the vacation ahead and...10
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+2Worth it to join no name MM PE Fund for the experience?I currently work in corporate finance and came across an opportunity at a middle market no name <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund in my area. It has strong reviews on Glassdoor but the salary is well below what I'd expect someone to make at a bigger fund....10
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+2Medical Student looking to get an MBA - do I have a chance at H/S/WSo, I'm currently a medical student at a top 20 medical school and am thinking about getting an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. My primary goal is to eventually go into hospital management or healthcare consulting. Background: 24 yo...10
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+2Walker & Dunlop Multifamily Finance Internship Vs. JBG Smith Development InternshipWalker & Dunlop Multifamily Finance Internship Vs. JBG Smith Development Internship? I need some insight on which internship I should choose.10
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+3Frustrated, Desperate Sophomore Looking for Last-Minute Internship - Advice Please? 389 internships. I've applied to 389 internships, and have a whopping success rate of 0/389. I'm a sophomore at a target with a decent GPA and average work experience (wealth management), but I just can't seem to get any offers for internships this summer in <abbr...10
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+2Associate Performance ReviewsMuch has been discussed on the topic of analyst performance reviews and what makes a good analyst. So I thought it's time to talk about the performance of investment banking associates and how they are evaluated. Some questions to get us started: 1) What makes a good investment...10
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+2Restructuring a good division for an internship?I have to choose which division I want to spend all my summer in, and given that restructuring is relatively niche I was wondering if it was a good area to intern in. I found some of the deals quite interesting and the place I'm going to is pretty top notch at it.10
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+2Include part-time work on CV?Hi, hoping I get a reply. I was wondering if I should inculde my current part-time barista job on my CV. I already have a lot of other finance related stuff on my cv which is quite enough to fill the page. I was just wondering if I should include the part-time job simply because I am currently...9
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+2Deloitte M&A opportunities / exit oppsHello all! As far as I can tell, Deloitte's <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> practice is mostly post-Deal 1. Basically, its more about integrating the companies rather than doing due diligence. I have a few questions about this notion, if...9
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+2How much do you save??Right now I'm thinking I will save about 15% of my gross income. I would be interested to hear how much others save, does it rise as income rises, or fall due to lifestyle creep?9
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+2Canadian Student (undergraduate) UC Berkeley vs Richard Ivey (Canada)......................................................................................................... 9
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+2Offer from local firm or wait for MMA little back story: I’m currently in public accounting and looking to jump ship after busy season. My goal is to get into imvestment banking. I’ve interviewed with a local firm that wants to bring me on. However, there is a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>...9
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+2Would you invest in Spotify?As you've probably heard, Spotify just went public via direct listing. It opened at $165.90 and closed at $149.01 according to WSJ, but [this article](https://www.wsj.com/articles/spotify-shares-jump-in-market-debut-1522773951) claims outsize investor demand and a 13% increase over the...9
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+23 weeks in Europe before IB internship -- what to do?Hey everyone, I am going to be interning in London this Summer, but have about 3 weeks to kill before starting. I have to be based in Europe during this time, but have already travelled quite extensively and don't want use it for a vacation. I would really appreciate any...9
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+2How do I handle this job offer situation?Hi All I am currently working at Company A, but I need to relocate cities. I gave notice to Company A and started interviewing. Company A has offered me a substantial raise and bonus package to stay with them and work from the new city. I dont mind working at this Company - I am lukewarm /...9
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+2Insight Venture Partners 2018 Sophomore Diversity ProgramI just received the HireVue for their program this summer. Seems to be a 3-day thing with superdays for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offered to high performers. Don't know much about the company other than it's <abbr title="venture...9
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+2Which non target undergrad should I choose?I'm interested in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/consulting, and I'm wondering which of these schools are best for either of those two. All my results (besides waitlist) came out. Prob will major in finance/econ and minor in <abbr title="Credit...9
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+2Moelis LA vs Moelis NY vs Lazard NYHi, First-time poster here. Just wanted to get some insight on the above decision I am making. In regards to Moelis LA, some current information would be helpful. What is the lifestyle/culture like in comparison with the other firms mentioned (I know they all work hard)? How is dealflow...9
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+2Should I say that I will be doing a summer internship???I will be doing an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship over the summer, and am currently looking for off cycle opportunities after. Should I include the summer internship in my CV when applying?? 9
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+2Top IB Recruiters in London for lateral hiresHi all, Anyone know who the top <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruiters are (e.g. which ones do Evercore, PWP, PJT, Centreview, GS) use for lateral recruiting at an analyst / associate level? Thanks9
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+2Yale som vs berkeley haas mba for mbb ??Hey all, Coming from a non-profit/int dev background and trying to break into mbbd... no preference for location (woukd work internationally too) Which school offers the best chance to get into one of these top firms? 9
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+2Which MSF program to acceptLast week I was admitted to Gtown, Nova, American, and Rutgers (which is a master in financial analysis, not MSF). Waiting to hear back from UMD still. I am curious what everyone’s thoughts are on these programs. I am an accounting major with a full time position lined up at a top 15...9
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+2Recruiting At Top Mutual Funds (Cap Group, etc)Hey guys, After joining DFA (500+ billion AUM), I’m curious about possible exit opportunities for someone interested in remaining in mutual funds with the eventual goal of becoming a PM. My current role was received through <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr>...9
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+2Why are bonds traders considered the smartest ones on the street?I ALWAYS hear this when it comes to traders. Apparently the bonds traders are the Gorillas of the street and the smartest ones hands down. What methods do they use to trade bonds that makes it insanely difficult? I hear it so much but can never point the finger to it.9
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+2Are "performance coaches" actually a thing?Watching Billions right now and they really seem to be glorifying Wendy. I get that her character adds a lot of interesting dynamics and whatnot, but does her job actually exist for <abbr title="hedge funds">HFs</abbr>/AMs or even IBs? I've only been at smaller...9
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+2Leasing Credit Analyst? Worth it? Hi guys. I just had an interview with BofA as a credit analyst in their leasing division. I'm currently working at a small company in their FP&A department. Graduated in 2015 from a semi-target school with a finance degree. The thing is, the job is essentially entry level. It's...9
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+2INDIAN ,WANT TO WORK IN IB .HEC PARIS MIM OR LBS MIM?hello to all I am an Indian currently in my last year of engineering ,i want to work in investment banking which college should i choose? <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> MiM or HEC MiM 9
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+2McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG application preparationHi everyone, I'm preparing for applications for Mckinsey Insight and BCG bridge2BCG this year. I'm just wondering how important is the essay writing and is there any useful tips for preparing the essay part from previous attendees? Thanks a lot for the help and insights! 9
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+2Best major in Cornell CALS (excluding AEM) to break into Investment BankingI recently got into CALS with a Transfer Option, so I will be entering Cornell during my sophomore year. Because of this, I will not be able to major in AEM.. What major should I do in CALS considering I want to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Also,...9
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+2COLLEGE OPTIONS (USC worth the debt?)Hello everyone, I am debating between colleges and looking for advice. I have been accepted to Marshall at USC (without scholarship money) and ASU with nearly a full ride. I was wondering if the debt from USC is worth it. If I work my ass off at ASU, will I have the same chances as attending...9
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+2Hard skills that an entry level consultant needs Hi everyone, I'm wondering what hard skills does an entry level consultant need in their job? Is it mad Excel data analysis or the ability to understand income statement +balance sheet? Of course, this is in addition to understanding the basic like revenue, sale, margin, and cost...8
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+25 First Rounds and 0 SuperDaysSo <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> just finished at my regional target and I'm left without a single superday. I had 5 first rounds with 2 <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>, 3 <abbr title="elite...8
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+2Undergrad: Will UChicago give me more opportunities than Michigan (Ross)?Ross seems fun, where a strong GPA is somewhat assured, with defined paths to great jobs. Yet everyone is telling me to go to Chicago. I'm surprised I got into Chicago, safe assumption my GPA isn't going to be stellar, but maybe the Chicago brand is worth that downside? Chicago has...8
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+2Evercore Houston Superday Results - April 13Any relevant info on when offers were given out, # of superdays, and target/non-core breakdown is appreciated! 8
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+2Is 90k debt worth going to Stern (Finance) when I can go to Rutgers and have a 25k debt?I got a 30k scholarship per year and I really want to go to NYU. I didn't like Rutgers very much but my parents are scared of the debt. I know NYU is clearly a better school with better networking and recruiting opportunities but is it worth the extra debt? I read that the average starting...8
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+2Dilemma from delaying graduation for summer recruitingHi all, I am delaying graduation by one year to recruit for investment banking summer analyst positions again. My decision to go for recruiting again is motivated by the fact that I never had the chance to prove myself. Had I had interview chances and failed, it would be a different matter....8
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+2Can A Company Prevent You From Reneging?Hey guys, Title says it all. I'm planning on reneging the summer 2018 offer I signed with a non finance company, so I can accept an offer I got from an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> company. I'm wondering if when I call them up telling them I...8
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+2How do you narrow down from a list of 5-6 stocks to 1-2 that you want to invest in?So I'm currently looking at 4-5 companies (equities) right now, and I'm having trouble narrowing them down to 1-2 that I would invest in. I understand there are a great many factors that go into security analysis (including qualitative elements), and there are many things to look for....8
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+2Non-Target 2 years out of undergrad - Private Equity InternshipQuick background on me: -2016 non-target with a <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Finance.. major GPA 3.44, overall 3.28 -Enrolled in a 2 year rotational internal audit program in July of 2016 -Realized I hate audit and want a career in banking so I took the...8
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+3Bulge Bracket vs. Boutique - Lev Fin. & M&ACan someone break down what are some of the benefits of working at a smaller bank vs. bulge bracket? Smaller bank meaning Jefferies/Antares/<abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> since any smaller are not player in Lev. Fin. 8
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+22 Layers of Debt (Circular Reference Modeling Question)Have a fairly intricate model with plenty of moving parts already. Set a senior and subordinate loan to calculate as LTCs of a total capitalization which inherently accounts for their interest reserves. The model calculates well enough when I set iterations to i.e. 200 - but is there are way...8
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+2Europe Strategy& offices requiring only English and sponsor a work permit?Hi, I would like to apply to Strategy& in Europe before applying to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>. I'm not a citizen of EU and don't have a work permit so I skimmed websites of various Strategy& offices in Europe and could not find any...8
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+21.5 Hour LBO TestJust had a modeling test and was given a <abbr title="confidential information memorandum">CIM</abbr> to build a 3-statement model in 1.5 hours. I tried my best to construct everything (i.e., debt schedule, operating model, etc.), but wasn't able to build out a clean...8
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+2Has anyone tried Meermin?They seem to be very affordable and offer pretty good dress shoes. What do you guys think of them? Has anyone tried them?8
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+2Advice for an Incoming College FreshmenHey yall. I'm an incoming University of Michigan LSA Honors freshmen and I wanted to seek some advice. Having acquired about 50 credit hours in high school, I'm on track to graduate in three years with at least two degrees. As of now, my plan is to finish up these three years and...8
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+2University of Illinois or University of WisconsinI'm a high school senior, and unfortunately got rejected from my top school (Notre Dame). Fortunately, I was blessed with acceptances to U of I and UW-Madison. I am instate for U of I (total cost ~$30k), which leaves UW at approximately $50k. I liked the UW atmosphere better, but not $20k...8
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+2Analyst for top Broker team or Underwriter?Want to get a quick discussion here. I don’t have these offers but I’m genuinely curious as to what you guys would choose, and think it could help some people on this forum. Let’s say you have two job offers from the same brokerage company (think HFF\JLL\CBRE) for : A: One of the...8
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+2What would my job title be?I work in a buy-side shop as an analyst. Its not a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm but its similar. All they do is acquire software companies and keep expanding through acquisitions. They do not sell any of the companies they acquire. They hired me as an...8
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+2Python for TradingI am currently a junior and am interested in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>. I recently spoke with a few traders and one of the biggest takeaways I had was to focus on learning Python, VBA, and/or R. So far, I have a taken a class in Python and am currently...8
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+22019 SA recruiting Random question, but since 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting has already started and no one started there 2018 internships yet do you still put the 2018 internship on your resume?8
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+2Why so few women in RX?Thoughts?8
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+2GS SA 2019 HirevueHey everyone, just wanted to know if anyone's heard back yet for the accelerated process for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. I applied a week ago and still waiting for the Hirevue. Does...8
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+2Differences between European and US IBD RecruitingHi, As someone from Europe reading most posts about how to break in, I can't help but think that the recruitment process is a lot less personal than the US. I've spoken to coverage bankers on both sides and they agreed that this is the case. Does anyone have any stories of...8
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+2Private Equity Operational Improvement rolesSearched around and could only find some threads from 5+ years ago, was curious if anyone could shed some more light on the operational improvement roles available at <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms? Everything I was finding was indicating that some funds have...8
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+2Expenses during training in NYCSo when BB's / EB's recruit their new batch of Analysts, the norm seems to be for all incoming Analysts from all offices globally to meet in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> for training for a given number of weeks. With hotel and flight being covered,...8
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+2Work experienceI am a finance junior in a non target school. I still didn’t get an internship for this summer. I am looking for any type of related internship so that I can get my important internship next summer. I am interested in investment banking but I still don’t have any related work experience....8
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+2Freshman Internship - Unpaid & Relevant Or Paid and Not RelevantCurrently between a few internships for this summer and wanted to get some perspective on people actually in the industry. Background: Semi-target university in the Northeast, interested in working in investment banking or restructuring after graduation Internship 1: Small <abbr...8
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+2Engineer trying to break into Corporate Banking - MEGATHREADI am an Industrial Engineer from a top public university (for engineering) with a 3.4 GPA and a 3.7 Major GPA, and I am really passionate about breaking into <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. This summer I...8
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+2Equity investment (<20%) question Hi, I'm trying to understand the impact of an equity investment, say under 20%. For under 50% equity, I understand there is no consolidation, but does the investor benefit from the earnings and dividends of the investment company? Is it proportional to the % of equity owned? For...8
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+2HELP! CRE Lending Underwriting vs. OriginationBoth options are for the same middle market commercial bank within <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> lending. Based in Midwest, low CoL city. Option 1: - Portfolio management and underwriting, focusing on institutional clients (i.e. Carlyle, Brookfield,...8
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+2LAC vs Undergrad Business SchoolHi, I am a high school student in the college admissions process, and I'm considering a variety of schools. I'm quite interested in attending a liberal arts college(think Williams, Middlebury, Amherst, etc.) and pursuing <abbr title="investment...8
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+2The Excel Function that You Wish You Knew 6 Months Ago Playing off the, "I wish I knew this 10 years ago" or "When I was a kid" and adapting it to junior analysts or really anyone that is in excel a lot. This can be a function of any significance whether it is knowing there is a spell check shortcut or just how to use a pivot...8
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+2Well to do college debt or State school with money in my pocket?Here is my dilemma: Should I go to a private university that is considered the best in the area or a state school that is fairly regular? If I go to the private school I’ll graduate with $15K in student loan debt, If I go to the state school I will be able to graduate with at least $25K in my...7
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+2How much has your undergraduate GPA impacted you after graduation?After getting a summer internship, then securing a full-time offer at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, how much does your undergrad GPA come into play for future jobs after that and for grad school? My classes this year and next senior year are tough, so my GPA...7
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+2Pros/Cons for joining a small, new VCHi, Does anyone have any insight about whether it's a smart idea to join a small, new <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> (~50m AUM) backed by a celebrity, as an investment associate (2 years out of college)? I currently work in asset management at a <abbr...7
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+2IB Interview Question: How to Project Revenue?Hi, would like some help on this common interview question on how to go about projecting revenue for a company. It would be great if someone here could run through the typical thought process of projecting revenue for a company in any industry. Some specific examples would be good. Thanks!7
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+2Users to follow on WSO?Hi guys, not sure if I'm breaking any rules by making this post: if so, please tell me. I'm a first-year student who's interested in IBanking, S and T and everything in between. I've browsed some of the more popular threads and I really enjoy the type of humor here (even...7
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+22019 Sophomore InternshipSup Monkeys, I am currently a Freshman at a non-target school but have a 4.0 GPA and a nice <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> internship at a Fortune 500 company lined up for this summer. Just starting to think about the process for internships after...7
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+2Transfer student resume. Advice needed. Hello fellow monkeys, I have one quick question to ask about the resume formation for transfer student. I transferred from Big State school to Top 20 private college few years ago and I was wondering if I have to include my previous institution on my resume. My current resume only...7
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+2What happens when you arrange a call with someone and they blow you off?From the perspective of candidate to employer. I am the candidate asking for the call. How long do you stick around waiting? When do you just call it a day? When do you push back and say you're not available? What about in the case of them asking to reschedule, how do you...7
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+2Wall Street Prep O&G vs Premium PackageHey guys, I am an incoming summer analyst at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in Houston. I plan on purchasing a modeling course from Wall Street Prep. I noticed that the Oil&Gas course has a lot of overlap with the Premium package. Any reason to purchase both?...7
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+3Why is (even the notion of) altering the human genome/artificial breeding so taboo?Sometimes I wonder if humans are actually destined towards a path of self destruction. And I don't mean extinction, but rather, towards a cess pool of genetic mish-mash that will drag down those with superior fitness and raise the feeble. (In essence, a reversion to the mean, a world of...7
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+2Best Lifestyle Job in Finance for 25 year old; Need time for side projectsHey guys, I have worked in investment banking at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and then at a billion dollar direct lending hedge fund. I really love finance and investments but the finance jobs are just not for me. I hate the long hours, the personalities, and...7
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+2White Cotton Button-Down OxfordTitle. Any brand recommendations that make them in numbered sizes? (16.5 35) Preferably no logo or pocket7
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+2Goldman Sachs ATL office Anybody know of the culture in Atlanta’s <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Investment Banking office? Would be curious given it seems like it would be a satellite office for them 7
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+2Sign Bonuses for Incoming Full-Time AnalystsI'll be working <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> as an analyst at a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> this summer, and was promised a $10k signing bonus. Thing is, it's...7
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+2Touchpad elevator buttons Office buildings are starting to adapt to touchpad elevator buttons where you press which floor you’re going to instead of up or down. I have been struggling with them. Sometimes I forget which elevator I am supposed to get in and sometimes I get in the wrong elevator that I can’t get...7
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+2Any advice for a sophomore?Like the title says, I'm a sophomore and I currently attend TCU. Just recently I've found a strong interest in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and really look to develop a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>....7
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+2Robin Round Interview?Sup Oasis, So i have an interview coming up and the recruiter said it would be a Robin Round, an hour long and every 15 minutes I meet someone new. This is my first interview like this and I had a few questions. Should I be repeating some of the same info? Do you think these people will just...7
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+2Looking for advice, Big 4 Transaction Services -> Elite MBAI’ve been working in Transaction Services in the Big 4 for nearly 2 years now, after leaving audit (where 3 coworkers from my largest client engagement team went on to top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs). My goal is to gain...7
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+2Tough decision to make Hello guys, I’m currently a graduating senior looking into REPE in the future. I currently have two options: an invesment management analyst role for a big development company(think about Hines, etc) on emerging markets and an acquisition analyst role for a boutique but fast growing fund. The...7
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+2Last Minute Finance InternshipsIt's almost May and have no leads on any internships. Does anyone know what one can do at this point? I have no finance background but need something for the summer. Anything finance-related that I can put on my resume. 7
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+2Bankers Unite: Under Siege By EsquireWe are under siege by Esquire writer Christine Flammia "Dear Rich Young Banker Dudes, Your Bags Suck" https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a19862416/banker-bags-are-bad/ A snippet - "A brief transcript of my own such story: "So, Christine, what do you...7
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+2Should I make the move to a multi-manager platform?I have graduated from college for 4 years and am working in a financial center in Asia (think Hong Kong/Singapore/Tokyo). Currently I am an equity research analyst in a fairly large Asian asset manager (>US$1bn, quite large in the context of Asian homegrown managers) and I have been with this...7
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+2Really need some career advice. Thank you for your time.Hello fellow professionals, I am a first-year law student who has no interest in practicing law, but I am interested in a career in finance. My question is: which job will put me in a better position, a front office finance job in a decent sized <abbr title="private...7
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+2Fordham University vs. George Washington UniversityI'm currently a senior in high school and I have basically narrowed down my college choices to either Fordham University or George Washington University. I'm currently interested in pursuing Equity Research, and am having trouble deciding on which school would be best. I have read...7
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+2Unusual Background and B-School QuestionsI graduated from a HYPSM school a handful of years ago with a pure math major and significant research experience. I have been playing professional tennis since then and am in the process of rehabbing a serious injury I suffered a few months ago. My prospects for a complete recovery and return...7
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+2JLL Commercial Real Estate Analyst InterviewHey all, I have an analyst interview set up with JLL in a major market in the SE. My background is two years resi mortgages at a large mortgage company HQ and one year at a regional <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> firm in Investment sales. I have not been...7
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+2How long should freshman internship be?I fortunately have a connection which will allow me to intern at a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> for freshman summer. Would like 5 weeks be too short? If yes, around how long should I ask to be interning for? I want to enjoy the summer, but if it would be very...7
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+2How is Millstein RX?Any insights regarding recruiting process, exits, internship, "prestige", culture, etc. would be very helpful!7
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+2GPA as a Math MajorHey everybody! Just had a question regarding GPA. I am going to be applying everywhere next fall, but my aim is to get a position in a technology group in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or a quant trader role at a hedge fund. My GPA is a 3.64 as a math major...7
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+2UC San Diego or UC Santa Barbara for Investment Banker/ HFI'm currently a senior in high school and have been accepted into UCSD and UCSB. I'm majoring in Economics and am iinterested in becoming an investment banker or being in hedge fund.. I want to know which will provide a better opportunity for investment banker, and which for hedge...7
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+2FX Forwards - HelpHi guys, I was wondering if someone could help me clarify if my maths is correct in calculating hedge costs for foreign bonds. Scenario: I want to invest £100,000 into US 1yr Treasury Bills. I want to hedge my FX risk using a 1yr Forward. GBP/USD spot rate = 1.4131 GBP/USD 1yr FWD =...7
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+2M&A IB Analyst vs. Shareholder Activism IB AnalystWhat is the general consensus on this board on the new roles popping up at banks under the shareholder activism groups? Are these groups less desirable than "regular" <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> groups? If so, why?7
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+2Which masters to choose?Background: BSc in Economics and maths I have the following offers: 1. MSc Economics from (1yr) Warwick 2. MSc Economics from (2yr) Sciences Po Paris 3. A few other lower ranked schools (not relevant) From what I've read, Warwick has a good brand-name in the UK, while SP is very...7
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+2is day-trading and technical analysis a load of BS?I'd like to get some more experienced opinion on this. I was never taught technical analysis as finance major. The only thing I learned is that all three forms of EMH reject it and my Equity Valuation professor compared it to astrology. I had a couple of friends who day and swing...7
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+2Research analyst interview questionsHi everyone, I have a second interview for a junior research analyst position at CBRE and I wil be tested on Excel, data interpretation and writing skills. Any advice or experience about it? Will it be doing pivots tables, graphs,.. based on a huge excel database and write something about my...7
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+2Few Interview Questions1. Company A has 30x P/E and its net income has a annual growth of 30%; whereas Company B has 10x P/E and its net income has an annual growth of 10%. Which Company will you invest? 2. A Company's EBITA is 100mm, and you are purchasing the Company at Year 0 at 10x <abbr...7
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+2Which undergraduate school to go to for Econ and StatHi, I've recently gotten into UVA, W and M, Carnegie Mellon, NYU. and ND. Which is best for econ and stat? 7
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+2SBA loans for hospitality- is there a minimum stay requirementHi all, is anybody here familiar with SBA financing for hotels? Is there a minimum stay requirement? Wondering is SBA can work for a furnished short term rental hotel product where the number of days occupied will be a little different from a regular hotel. Thank you!6
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+2Do you wear a full suit to a job interview/work when its summer and HOT outside?If your going to a job interview or work in general and its like 90-100 degrees outside. Do you have to wear a full suit to that job interview or work?6
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+2Current Federal employee would like to transition to consultingHello, I am currently a GS-15 with the Army/DoD and would like to get into management consulting and expect the federal practice is where I would have to target. I have a specific interest and passion on the human capital side. I do not have an <abbr title="Masters in Business...6
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+2Valuing a firm off EBITDAA firm with <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> of 1.27m/yr and tax rate of 35%. All equity financed, 10% <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr>. What is the firm value? I'm...6
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+2SA Background Check Employment date off 2 months Please help!!!!I just started my background check for my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and realized that one of my job experience is off by two months. It was a part time job in highschool (so about 5...6
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+3Nearly all Americans would be homeless, most carless, if not for financing.Just the thought of that is rather scary, if not downright horrifying. (How are people so cavalier?) So something like 85% of all (non-investment) properties are sold with a mortgage. And we all know about the auto-debt bubble that's become obscene. How does no one sit down and...6
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+2Credit Suisse FIG 2018Hey everyone, I was looking through threads on <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> <abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr> but they're all very old. On that note, I was wondering if anyone has some up-to-date insight into how the...6
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+2MBA Internship Advice to setup for FT RecruitingHey everyone! As the recruiting cycle comes to a close, I was hoping to get some advice on my current situation. I'm currently at a Top 25 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program and am looking to make the jump from the public sector to...6
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+2Undergrad: Michigan (Ross) or UChicago?I find myself saying Ross is a fun no-brainer, where a strong GPA is somewhat assured. Yet literally everyone is telling me to go to Chicago. I'm surprised I got into Chicago, safe to assume my GPA there isn't going to be stellar, but maybe the brand is worth that downside?6
+2Bank wants 3 referencesAlready got the offer, but for the employment form that they want interns to fill out before starting, it is asking for 4 references. Is it okay if I only put down 3? Is this a big deal?6
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+2Non-Fiance Major Need Help with Resume!I am a Statistics Major who has taken only one Fiance Related Course (Macro Economics intro Gen Ed.) I was the President of the Investment Club at my Community College and now the Vice President of the Investment Club at the University I transferred to. How do I convey I have Financial knowledge...6
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+2Star-up HF over a large HF from an MBA perspective?I am currently working as a 1st year analyst for a Hedge Fund in Asia that currently manages an AUM of $500Mn, exclusively investing into Asia (prior experience in IB). I am thinking of joining a small shop which is just about to launch (hedge fund) that will raise anywhere between $50Mn to...6
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+2PIMCO - Outlook for the near term and the futureHello fellow monkeys - I'm contemplating an opp at PIMCO and would like to get as much feedback as possible on a few questions/topics: 1. What is the feeling among employees there in regards to the culture and if it's changed since Gross left. From what I hear it is changing for the...6
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+2Bank Interest Rate CurveWhat exactly is a "bank interest rate curve" and what does it consist of? Is this similar to a normal yield curve? 6
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+2Levine Leichtman / Platinum Equity (LA)Anyone familiar with Levine Leichtman and Platinum Equity (both in LA)? Curious on reputation, compensation, culture, etc.6
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+2Drug tests in LondonHi everybody, I checked the forums for a while but didn't find a conclusive answer. Do <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and other banks such as SG or CACIB do any drug tests in London?6
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+2No interview scheduled after invite, should I follow up again?I've been in touch with this firm since April 2017. Finally, after months of back and forth, they invited me to interview in December. They said they'd reach out early January to schedule for a early-/mid-January process and late January start date. That never happened. I...6
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+2Power vs Nat Gas for Starting outHey there, Will be joining a physical commodity shop for this summer. Given the choice between a power or nat. gas desk, which one would be a better place to start? Thanks!6
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+2E&Y Cadetship worth doing?I'm currently in the process of applying for an E&Y cadetship, and I want to know if anyone else believes it's a path I should go down? About 3 weeks ago I completed my aptitude test for the Brisbane E&Y, and this week completed the Tax consulting challenge. If I passed the...6
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+2What should I do over the next 3-5 years to improve my chances of an M7 B-School Admit?I'm in my final year of my undergrad at one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) My profile: GPA: 8.3/10 (not really sure how that scales into the US 4.0 GPA system) GRE 335/340 I'll be joining a tier 2 consulting firm in July this year....6
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+2UCL: MSc in Technology Management or MSc in Global Management of Nat Resources?Lads, I got an offer from both programs. My target is to end in Equity Research, or <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, or a general buyside position. I am struggling between choosing the right MSc for me. Both are from engineering school, both have...6
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+2Exploding offer prioritiesHey all, I am a sophomore at a target school. I am currently going through some super-days with some <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> for their accelerated processes. However the <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> I wanted to go for...6
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+2Looking to hire Intern to do quick MF analysisIm looking to hire intern/student or similar to do quick financial analysis of a small multi-family complex. Basic stuff, cap rates and pro-forma of current operations and also projecting out numbers after a full rehab. Anyone?6
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+2Bizzare uGrad GPA calculationI’m 2-3 years out of college - working at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (FO). I recently reviewed my UGrad transcript as I’m soon going to be applying to grad school & I had a grade changed (upwards revision). As I was doing the math I noticed the...6
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+2Oil price Rise, future of IBWanted to get some thoughts from you energy bankers out there.... With oil on the rise at around $70/barrel, and with Saudi wanting to push for something close to $100/barrel (might only be short term for their Saudi Aramco IPO), what do you think that holds for the future of IB? Do you think...6
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+2Analyst Classes 2019 Application Start datesHi guys, I hope this is not a duplicate thread: I was wondering when applications for analyst classes starting Summer 2019 begin. Are applications already open and if so, for how long? This refers to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> offices and mainly to Bulge...6
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+2Mcgill to break into invesment banking?Hi, I'm a cegep (18) student who's trying to get into McGill and then the Honours Investment program? Worth it? I've seen a lot say that Ivey is THE target school but also lately also heard that if you get into the HIM that you're practically set to break in to <abbr...6
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+2UBS LondonCan anyone shed some light on UBS' London operation these days? Any info on top groups (I know <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> for one), culture, exits, reputation, deal flow, etc. would be greatly appreciated.6
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+2CFA - to do or not to do I am looking for advice from anyone who has sat/ is sitting the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr>. I am in Corporate Finance (FDLP) and hoping to one day move into corp strat/dev. I also want to do my <abbr title="Masters in Business...6
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+2Investment Banking AustraliaHey guys, I was wondering if a Law/Commerce degree at a G8 University will make me competitive in getting an Investment Banking role. I am good at and really enjoy maths, physics, and finance. Due to this would you guys recommend something else? 6
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+2Should I study for the MFE program or go for MBA a few years after work?Hi Guys. I am Eric Choi, from one of the top 3 university in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>. I have an offer for a full-time equity research analyst from a leading Chinese security firm and also another offer from Cornell MFE. My bachelor study was quantitative finance,...6
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+2Best way for an accounting major to break into finance?I'm a recent accounting graduate, with only accounting experience on my resume with dreams of breaking into the finance field. <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or Sales and Trading is pretty much out since I didn't go to a real target school (Baruch...6
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+2Harvard Researchers Have Successfully Reversed Aging In Mice**Unbelievable..** although quite far from human trials. So, Dr. David Sinclair, who has spent his entire life researching aging thinks he has found a way to stay younger, longer. Apparently, there is an essential molecule that humans need, called NAD; as we age, we lose NAD molecules in our...6
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+2High GPA in Econ or Low GPA in Econ-MathI'm currently a freshman @ Barnard College in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, and I'm having trouble deciding what to major in. I thought about being an economics major, but then heard from family friends that a statistics or math major is more...6
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+2Is there any hope for me?Hello all!! I am new to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> scene and am just looking for some all around advice from you knowledagble people. Here’s my story: I am graduating in December from a non target school, GPA 3.6, and have been interning...6
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+2Extending Military Contract or Apply to an MBA?Over a year ago I made a post about heading to flight school in the Military. After months of academics and training I actually got to the flying portion. This is where I found out that I was not comfortable with flying an aircraft, and I didn't enjoy it at all. I was put up for...6
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+2Aquiline Capital Partners Analyst ProgramI was wondering if anyone knows anything about Aquiline Capital Partners. It's a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm focused on <abbr title="financial institutions...5
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+2How is it determined who gets put in what industry groups during a generalist summer internship?Would appreciate some insight on this, does which school you go to and GPA matter during this process? 5
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+2Cold email to boutique banks as a teen.Hello, As a teenager who is hopeful in working in the industry one day, I want to obtain some expirence about what the daily routine is. I also want to immerse myself if what they do on a display basis. So my question to everyone is, when cold emailing workers at the company how should I...5
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+2Associate at a CLO Fund moving to Direct LendingFirst-time poster here. I an Associate at a small CLO fund (~$2bln in AUM) and my job responsibilities include screening new credit investment opportunities in the primary and secondary broadly syndicated leverage loan markets (non-investment grade), as well as managing my current portfolio of...5
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+2Waitlisted at Multiple Business SchoolsGot into a T15, which is great - but unfortunately I've been waitlisted at THREE other schools. I would consider any of my 3 waitlisted schools a significant upgrade over my current school. I'm in an okay spot, but my current concern is how to manage multiple waitlists. Obviously...5
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+2Non Recourse Loan - Guarantor Net Worth and Liquidity Requirements?Is there any rule of thumb regarding what non recourse lenders will require for net worth and liquidity requirements, as it relates to the total loan dollars borrowed? i.e. if loan size is $20MM, how much net worth and liquidity would a lender require, plus or minus?5
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+2AlixPartners...thoughts on reputation and compensation?I have some initial interviews coming up with AlixPartners, but looks like there aren't too many resources on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> or Glassdoor with respect to recent salaries and experience. Can anyone share their experience (past or current)...5
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+2CFA Lv.1 - Anyone wants to share the study materials?(Schweser)Im about to start (I got 3 months, but Im doing nothing but studying so I think I should be fine.?) Does anyone want to share Schweser Essentials? It's $650 and thought itd be nice to share w someone.5
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+2What exactly is Baupost's investment mandate?Just finished reading Margins of Safety on a friend's recommendation and decided to do a quick research on Seth Klarman and The Baupost Group. I'm still quite unsure regarding what these guys can invest in. Their investment holdings include blue-chip names like Microsoft, distressed...5
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+2Corporate Banking to Hedge Fund?Is it hard to break into a hedge fund from a corporate banking background? People outside of finance often view corporate banking very similarly to investment banking, however, those that are in investment banking often look down at corporate banking folks. Coming from a corporate...5
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+2How to approach next recruiting Cycle??Background: Engineering major at top public university (UMich,Berkley...),3.2 - 3.3 GPA, Engineering internship for Summer 2018, Graduating May 2019. I recently studied and took the GMAT because I thought it could improve my chances in getting interviews and make up for my low GPA. GMAT:...5
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+2Consulting Internship with 3.3-3.4 GPAI am currently a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering the Honors Program at Rutgers University. If I have a GPA of around 3.3-3.4 when I apply to consulting firms for summer internships next year, how are my chances? I have pretty good internship experience, and I am participating in a...5
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+2How do I determine the optimal use of leverage for a RE development project?I am trying to make a cash flow projection for a hypothetical investment project, and as part of this I want to compute a levered and unlevered <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr>. I am a bit confused how to enter the debt into the equation though, because the...5
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+2Transition from Asset Management to Debt & Equity PlacementHey everyone, I wanted to get your feedback on something. I have an asset management junior internship at a fairly large <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> that only focuses on one asset class. Even though I have interest in that class, I want to...5
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+22018 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, Keeping with tradition, I would like to start a thread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain and BCG Bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!4
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+2Structuring Redevelopment Acq With High PricingWith the incredibly high valuations right now, I’m interested in starting a dialogue about how developers on the forum are creatively approaching new opportunities—specifically when the Land owner is willing to stay in the deal. I’m particularly interested in ways to reduce the upfront hit...4
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+2China Defuses Trade WarBoom, go the markets again (talking daily here). **This morning,** Chinese President Xi Jinping (without mentioning Trump) promised that he will cut auto tariffs and will work to improve intellectual property protection with the U.S. [quote]Speaking at a business conference, Xi made no...4
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+2Any thoughts on the CMBS space? -early stage career questionsHi all, I am in the early stages of my career and I have an opportunity to work in CMBS origination/underwriting at a bank that is one of top 20 CMBS originators, but on the lower end of the top 20. They also have a balance sheet lending group. While the good news it that they seem to be on...4
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+2Anyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter had already made up their mind beforehand to reject you? And time wastedAnyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter said "We are looking for someone with more experience." or "We have other more closely qualified candidates than you." and get rejected? If so, you ever think "WHY THE FUCK DID YOU CALL ME TO COME ALL THIS WAY...4
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+2HKU in the IB scene in HKI am curious about roles of graduates from HKU , ie (PE, Front Desk, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> etc) and whether it is easy for them to break into <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or boutiques compared to their western...4
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+2Influence of Double Major on MBA AdmissionsWanted to mention that this is my virgin <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> post, and that I'm hugely grateful to have found this community. I appreciate whatever feedback you guys can offer! I'm a CU Boulder math/phys double major enrolling in classes...4
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+2Future of someone working as a GS stratI might get an interview for a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Strat position in Asia. I am wondering what options would remain open for me from there on. I am willing to get an MFin and then move to the US. I am worried that you dont really get to know what role...4
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+2Williams College: Econ/Pysch Major or Econ/Math Major So I am interested in pursuing management consulting or investment banking after undergrad. I just got accepted to Williams and am deciding to pair my economics major with psychology or math. I think psychology is a subject that I would enjoy more while keeping my GPA higher than it would be...4
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+2Need help with Salary ExpectationsWhat would your salary expectations be for the following position: Asset Manager overseeing the For Sale Condo or Multifamily, Office, Retail Developments ($250 million+ core A+ projects). Company is highly respect with billions in cash for investment / currently in existing...4
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+2RSM F&I or Bocconi Accountin, Financial Management and ControlHi everyone. I have been accepted to Bocconi Master in Accounting, Financial management and Control (did not get accepted to my first choice Msc Finance), and to RSM Finance and Investments (basic course). I am having a hard time deciding which one to pick. I like the RSM F&I master a bit...4
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+2Best Asset Class for Entrepreneurial DevelopersIf someone wants to eventually go out on their own and start a development company, what’s the best/most feasible asset class to develop? Assuming they won’t be inheriting any substantial land or funds. Initially my thought is multifamily. Finding a half acre and developing 5+ townhomes...4
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+2Office Politics: When and How do you stand up for yourself? How do you deal with "office politics", where you feel that you are unfairly blamed? - Example: Working as an analyst, doing a model/pitch book/memo that associate asks you to do. You turn it back, ask the associate if he/she has any questions, he/she gives you markups/comments...3
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