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+131Investment Banks as the Houses of WesterosIn honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the WSO community. If the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> were the Houses of Westeros,...60
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+70To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...69
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+57Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in investment banking.</h4> For those of you looking to...1043 weeks 6 days ago
+56Week 3 of IBD Internship: The PitchThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...82
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+57From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.Monkeys, Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...102
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+422018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageEARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a...206
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+43Investment Banking in the UK - An OverviewI’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. **Who Are The Firms?** * **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...171
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+30Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...1135
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+42From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...26
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+37Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats <span class='keyword_link'><a...77
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+36An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...55
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+32I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...16
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+29I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...159
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+28How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingAfter my <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-resigned-from-rothschild-to-start-a-company">original post</a> describing why I decided to resign from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild"...42
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+29Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD AnalystSo I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...363 months 5 days ago
+26Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...40
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+20Saving Time BitchesThat's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. How can we save time to get out of the office faster? Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior PE & banking...24
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+18Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending HBS. A week ago I finished my last final exam of my RC year (1st year) at Harvard Business...130
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+19Most Frustrating Job Search StoriesSo I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why. I graduated from a small but...25
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+17I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...90
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+17Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...60
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+17This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...60
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+16Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> gunning for a return offer in AM. I went...10
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+14Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE M&A</h3> <h4>1 - CLIENT PITCH:</h4>Meet with the Client and pitch your firm along...381 day 19 hours ago
+16EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...37
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+11AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> M&A group. Happy to answer any and all questions... - <span class='keyword_link'><a...83
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+13The market is turning rapidly...In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...82
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+11AMA - Master of Real EstateI'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018. I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...50
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+13Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step OneWelcome undergrad Monkeys to the first part of the four part series: “Four Steps to Your First College 4.0”. Even if you’ve gotten a 4.0 in the past, you should still read this series, as you may not currently use the studying techniques located within this guide, and they can only help...14
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+10Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things WSO has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while you were busy working away? Or something that's happened...94
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+10Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and...34
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+102018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageFigured I'd start this thread for those who either didn't land an IB SA role, will be at regional boutiques that don't hire, anticipate, for whatever reason, looking to switch banks after IB SA role (i.e. MM --> <span class='keyword_link'><a...30
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+16Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. <h3>A bit about my...28
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+8Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as IB? Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as Investment Banking? 119
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+8How in the hell did things get so bad in Venezuela?So for anyone who hasn't heard of the situation in Venezuela, [basically everyone is dying of starvation because of the lack of... well, everything](https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317). Literally, everyone -- infants are facing the possibility of dying so early...93
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+9What's your favorite line/scene from a 'Wall Street' movie?I've got to say, I died in laughter when Bateman called Dorsia asking to squeeze in a reservation and the guy just starts laughing in an evil way. 64
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+9WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here for...256 months 2 weeks ago
+8What's the best Target?Personally, I prefer the Super Targets for one stop shopping, but is there anyone out there that likes the regular ones or even the mini-ones (heard of them but never experienced).12
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+8IBD FULL TIME RECRUTIING 2018 Hey everyone, When does Full time recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> (2018) start? Is there an accelerated process for this ? What is the scope of...7
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+8Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step TwoHello everyone. Seeing as the first part of this guide was fairly popular, I’ll attempt to expedite the rest of the guide for your benefits. Here’s the link to step one if you missed it: <a...7
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+7Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?84
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+7How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...74
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+7Amazon Buys Whole FoodsAmazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....67
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+7What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?60
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+7I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...49
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+7Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wage<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-minimum-wage-announcement-1.4137339">To be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner.</a> Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so...35
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+62017 NBA Finals ThreadOkay, actually I have been a loyal fan of KB (Kwame Brown) for about twelve years ? And I told my friends that I'm not gonna watch NBA again except the Grand Finals. However I've been following some news. Would Spurs get into the Grand Final without Pachulia? Arguable. Kawhi...104
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+7What is there to life after 30 if you don't want to go the starting a family route.Guess it is a part of my quarter life crisis even though things have been going a lot better for me in recent months in regards to employment (loving my full-time job!) and financially (pay is decent for someone like me). I often wonder about my 30s and have this habit of looking ahead to see...60
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+6Why are previously successful hedge funds failing?I work for a LO manager. I have a little less than five years in the industry although have prior work experience. We do fundamental work and average a two year holding period. I see opportunities to generate relative outperformance in many places. I do not think it is easy but would think...56
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+6Humidity is the devilI know this has been talked about ad nauseam on here, but I'm gonna put a spin on this. I live in DC which is a swamp, no pun intended, and I'm thinking of uprooting and going somewhere new. A lot of the posts on here are about NYC vs LA vs Chicago etc in terms of nightlife, cost of...52
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...46
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+6WSO Happy Hour: Thur 6/15, 7:15pm @Reichenbach Beer HallNa zdravi, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of summer will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! New spot got rave reviews last time and plenty of good German beer was drunk. See if anyone orders DAS BOOT this time! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, June 15h, @...33
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+6Incoming Investment bankers, what did you do sophomore summer?Questions is in the title, where did you guys intern for sophomore year summer? Or if you didn't intern, how did you spend that summer? 31
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+6Are Super Teams Ruining the NBA?Even if you do not follow the NBA, I am sure that even you know the Warriors and Cavs were (baring Lebron, Steph, Kyrie, Durant, Love, etc. getting hurt) going to meet in the NBA finals AGAIN this year. Now neither has punched their ticket yet, however if you do not believe this will happen for...29
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+6Dealing With NervesI get really nervous before doing something important, which sometimes jeopardizes my performance. Do you have any advice for controlling nerves before and during a presentation, interview, exam, etc.? 25
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+64 Ways to Make Friends and 1 Way to Keep themDid you know that **"not having enough friends is the same risk factor as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?"** I did not. <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40424657/the-best-way-to-make-new-friends-according-to-science?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds"> This...23
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+6Worst startup ideas that received fundinghttps://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?anchorTopic=71074&keywords=Europe%27s%20best%20startups%20on%20display&origin=NEWS_MODULE_FROM_DESKTOP_HOME Not saying any of the above startups are bad ideas, but looking through there, it made me think of some startups that I've...23
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+6Life NecessitiesTaken from my schools meme page and posted by some humanities major. Please send to your friends who can't stop obsessing over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span>/MO/<span...16
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+5Law School is a Terrible IdeaWhat is a default answer for anyone who does not have a job after graduation? <strong>The answer I hear far too often is law school. </strong> In my opinion, it is an answer that is chosen out of a natural necessity. I tend to see that many of these undergrads gravitate to a...110
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+6Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step ThreeHello everyone. In the last part of this guide we went over how to apply the quiz and recall method to your studying, specifically to vocab-based questions and quantitative problems. <h4>Step Three: Two Tools to Optimize Your Studying</h4> Now we’re going to go over two...6
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+6End my name is goldsteinHow about everyone just stop responding to my name is goldstein until he goes away. At least trolls are usually funny. This dude just straight up blows.4
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+5How can WSO Get Better?Dearest Fellow Primates, It's been a while since I reached out and asked for advice, so I thought I would take the time now to explain what we've done recently, what we're working on and see how we could make the site better for YOU. ### Design So we just changed this to a...99
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+5Is majoring in CS a dumb idea if I want to go into IB?I'm pretty much dead set on IB. Quant roles don't seem to fit me, I'm not a genius. I've seen some say <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> is good if you want to go into <span...59
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+5CFA WeekendTime to get it done, Saturday is the day. A little last minute for this post but: Who's taking it/What level/What number will this attempt be/How are you feeling about it? I'll be siting for level 2, will be my second go at it. Passed level 1 first try the previous December and...56
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+5Linkedin research on Tier 2 US mbasSo I've been looking up a lot of random profiles on LinkedIn and the conclusions are 1. Top 10 MBA school kids nearly all have great career outcomes. The lowest ranked school which provides decent <span class='keyword_link'><a...36
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+5Best Cock UpsMonkeys, I was reading someone else's post about war stories, wanted to kick off a thread about the best cock-ups you've seen, or maybe your 'friend' committed. My personal favourite: First year analyst (kid is a rock start) is sitting in the cab with three MDs on the...34
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+5MBA Internship Recruiting - Corporate Development/Strategy AMAHave received a lot of info off of this site and this forum in particular, so thought I would give back. I know the MBA landscape and CD/BD/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> roles can be a black box at times...23
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+5And With the 1st Pick in the 2017 NBA Draft...The Boston Celtics select Markelle Fultz. [Indubitably](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HuFgw-B3L8). [Here's some insight into this year's draft class from Chad...23
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+5Coffee Shop Drink Descriptions That You Were Too Afraid to Ask For<h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3> Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. <h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> **Coffee:** Doesn't really need...21
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+5House Votes to Gut Dodd-FrankThe House voted 233 to 186 today for a sweeping rewrite of the rules governing Wall Street, an opening Republican bid to encourage economic growth by loosening regulation of the financial sector. The House bill would unwind major parts of Dodd-Frank by relieving healthy banks of some...21
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+5Starting A Search Fund (Micro PE Firm)I'm finishing up my MBA at Wharton right now and am starting a search fund right now. I've read that PE firms are starting to eat into search fund territory in terms of company type ($1-$3 million <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+5When I wear completely white shirts, people can see my nipple. Does it offend my colleagues?I got dark nipples and they seem to shine through my shirt,,, (I realized that when I went to the toilet, looking at myself in the mirror... Also I would like to fuck some of the female analysts,.. Just my 2 cents though12
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+5Biweekly Anonymus MailbagMonkeys, As I have taken on a somewhat larger role with WSO, I am heading up a new project. For those of you who have not seen my posts before, I was formerly a blogging intern with WSO and now am an intern manager. I am in my junior to senior year summer, and interning in consulting. If...11
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+5Real Estate Megathread - The Best RE Posts on WSOBig thanks to my content intern @Jason46 for putting this post together. These are the top ranked posts and discussions related to Real Estate. <h3>Top Discussions:</h3> <b>1. <a...1
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+6Does going to a Community College hurt my chances of transferring into a Semi-Target?So, for financial reasons, I have no other choice but to drop my enrollment for my state-flagship. I have a good HS record (3.4 GPA w/ 6 APs). I have no other option but to go to my CC for 2 years. When I've worked and gathered some money to go out of state, will top business schools...89
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+5Do the humanities have value in today's banking world?I recently got to sit down with a partner at a major MM IB firm (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...79
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+5What's your favorite music?What's your favorite music? Which one do you think suit better your personality? Which one represent better Wall Street/Banking/Investments job? This must be the place of talking heads give me the boost, for example.72
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+5Goldman Sachs & Venezuelan BondsGoldman bought around $3B worth of “[hunger bonds](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/goldman-sachs-gave-big-hand-to-venezuela-hunger-bonds-movement),” which led to protests outside of the Manhattan headquarters about a week ago. Venezuelan reserves have dropped from...69
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+6Prelude to the Next RecessionHey Monkeys, Almost ten years ago, the Fed, followed by the other central banks of the world, embarked on an unprecedented mission to save the global economy from spectacular implosion with QE. Shortly afterwards, new regulations were instated to improve the health and security of the...58
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+4I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?Suicide is not my option, therefore I have to live with the body I have. What can I do to improve my condition? 5'8 and 100kgs (tragic), I am at the bottom of the '<span class='keyword_link'><a...41
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+4Is it overkill if I start preparing early?I'm an upcoming Freshmen (Uni.) and I'm dead set into breaking into IB. On top of working this Summer, I want to spend some time reading and such. Should I pick up a book on IB and pick up on the technicals early on? I know what quite a bit on what Analysts do from reading a ton on...39
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+4AMA: BB IBD Healthcare Analyst Spent 3+ years in the healthcare coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in NY. Would rather speak less about current / future aspirations and more about investment...39
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+5Are these semi-targets even worth considering?Hey fellow monkeys! I know the debate between semi-targets and targets is ongoing on this forum. How much of a disadvantage does attending a semi-target put you at? Does being at an Ivy League school automatically place you above a student from a semi-target and non-target, even if you...32
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+4Dinner IdeasGuys, I haven't been on here in a while. And by that, I mean maybe 3 weeks. As I go through the new format of the site and read some recent forum posts, nothing has changed. Too old for ___? What should I wear? College ___ or college__? Starting a completely random thread - after your...30
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+4Is it worth pursuing a career in trading in 2017?I am set to graduate this year and I am currently looking for TA roles. The more I read about the industry, the less worthwhile it all seems in the long run. Can 2017 college grads still make a career within <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+4Why do brokers mail you book-bound, high-gloss OMs? Who cares?See the picture below of this monstrosity that got mailed to our office today. The thing weighs ~5 lbs. All thick-cut paper with high-gloss sheen. I just don't understand. This example isn't even the worst: I've been mailed hardcover book-bound OMs before as if these are...24
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+4TOBINCO's unlucky boys<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/capture_0.png?itok=Vb7fReGQ" alt="" /> This year's unlucky trio. @TOBINCO" (to meet word limit) My Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy...18
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+4Google Selects Toronto as High-Tech CityRecently, Google has selected Toronto as their location to be branded as a new high tech city. Detroit and Denver were also considered, while Toronto was their final decision. Google has applied to develop a 12 acre strip of land in Toronto, to create some form of technological urban innovation....16
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+4Rick Leaman, Vice Chairman @ Moelis, "10 Tips for Success"He mentioned that he had a 2.9 at Duke and rose up to the partner ranks in banking. Mind blown....[Duke Graduation 2017](https://youtu.be/126FzGY4MfQ)11
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+4Can you please describe a job in sales?Hi! First, let me give you a bit of background: I am a high school student, and I've been interested in finance for a little less than a year. Although I am better in the humanities subjects, I am working hard to get better math skills (not so hard to be a quant, though) and am reading a...11
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+4Does following the news make you go crazy?Hi guys so I'm not sure if anyone feels the way I do but ever since I graduated undergrad a few years ago and followed the news more I feel like the constant negativity reported by the news can really turn someone into a psychopath. I wasn't really a political junkie until I had the...10
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+4Juventus Vs Real Madrid - UEFA Champions Leage FINAL Thread - Any Soccer/Football Fans here?People here are HYPED on NBA's finals. I guess some people are here from Europe too right? Lets show some consideration to football/soccer too. As a Barcelona fan, it is my duty to support JUVE. Who will you side with? Tonight we witness the most prestigious club competition on...9
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+4First Rounds/Super days for Full Time (2018) Hey there monkeys, Any 1st rounds/Superdays for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'S/EB'S/MM'S yet? Please share if so Actually have applications for any of the...8
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+4Best Exit Opportunities in NYC?With the way the world seems to be going to shit and terrorism everywhere, does anyone have suggestions on the best exit opportunities from NYC? I recently rewatched a documentary about some asthmatic, steroid-user taking over a major metropolitan city with a nuclear bomb scare, so I was...4
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+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...44 months 2 hours ago
+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris / NYC / Chicago coming soon) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me...99
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+4ChurchLets talk about church. This weekend I decided I would go home and visit my parents. My parents are very adamant Christians and attend church every Sunday morning. I personally haven't attended a church service since I got my first job at 16, as I finally was able to pull the I work on...58
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+3NYC NightlifeAbout to intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for the summer in NYC. Was wondering what nightlife is like and if most things are for 21+. Thank you! 54
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+3Favorite All Time Quotes?I would like to present this question to all those in the WSO community: what is one of your favorite quotes? Could be from absolutely anything. 53
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+3Death of Casual DiningHello monkeys, <h4> How many of you remember eating Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's as a kid? </h4> I recently read this article about them: [Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and...51
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+3UNC Chapel Hill vs. UGA vs. Vanderbilt vs. Boston University vs. Boston College vs. Northwestern vs. NortheasternHey guys so I've gotten into all seven of these schools listed above as a transfer student from Baylor. I wanted to know which of these schools would prepare me best for a good finance career in Investment banking, consulting, investment management, etc. Money is not an issue at all, but I...49
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+3Paris Climate Agreement DiscussionIn a shameless attempt to farm some bananas during a slow week, i figured I'd stir the pot and see what everyone's opinion on the subject of the potential withdraw of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, as the President is set to make his decision known at around 3 today. I can...48
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+3Is This A Good List?So, attached is a list of schools my friend (a junior in high school) is applying to. He doesn't have a WallStreetOasis account but I told him about how much it helps and am pushing him towads IU. So, he made a list of schools. Is this a good list for him to appropriately categorize schools...44
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+3Best work life balance jobs in RE?What types of roles in Real Estate Finance/ Development provide the best work life with decent pay??39
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+3What is the career progression for those in (IB) BO/MO?As a student it's very clear to me what the "generic" path is in IBD. I know everyone's story and path is different but from what i've gathered it can be very straightforward. Analyst -> Associate/MBA/PE/HF/Other ->VP ->MD etc. What is the pathway for those...36
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+3Dealing with an incompetent bossSince starting in the investment banking realm, upon completion of grad school, I have worked at a total of three firms (two FT one internship). Since I've started my new job, there is one jack ass who does not see the benefit of changing old ways, incorporating new ideas, in order to make...35
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+324 yrs old, going for UNDERGRAD AGAIN?!Hello, I graduated from a "**non-target university**" with a BA in FINANCE. I worked as an analyst for a local bank. I have no hope for rising upto associate. I changed my country and now... I just got accepted in "**#1 target-university in a 1st world country**"...34
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+3Favorite Salad ChainSeen a couple random threads on meals/eating and wanted to add this one - what is your go-to salad chain for lunch or dinner when you're trying to eat clean and what do you order? I normally go for a hot, build your own at Roast Kitchen w/ spinach, rice, roasted vegetables, salmon, and...32
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+3Urgent Help Needed: Tier-1 IBD or Bloomberg in ChinaHello everyone, My background: US high school diploma, UK top 5 undergrad (think semi-targets in London), low GPA, but will likely gain a 2:1 next year when I graduate. Trilingual - Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. No <span class='keyword_link'><a...31
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+3Need help with cashflowHello, I was wondering if someone could help me with building my cash flow as I am unable to make it tie to my beginning and ending cash. It is for a homework and we are asked to build financial statements from scratch. I have my Balance sheet and income statement, but my cash flow...31
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+5Does it matter what B-school I attend for investment banking?I have conducted a 5 week M&A internship at a very strong boutique bank. This internship made me realize that I want to be in investment banking long term. I recently have accepted an offer to work to work for a government organisation. It is something I'm really passionate about...30
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+3Always INSULTED and HUMILIATED. What to do?Hi, I have always been dominated by most of the people in my life. My closest friends make fun of me. They treat me like I am some kind of fool. I can't even get rid of them cause of some reasons. On top of that, when I go to my parents and try to talk to them, they laugh at me. I...30
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+3Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Last week the fight was officially announced -- Who will win? -- in what timeframe? -- how much is the actual payday for these guys? -- Who do you WANT to win? Discuss.29
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+3Trying to understand the concept of IRRHey everyone. So I have been having trouble understanding the concept of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span>. From my understand it is simply known as the discount rate that...26
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+3Ranking the top Asset Management firmsObviously it's easy to rank AM firms in terms of their AUM which gives a glimpse into their standing, but how would you rank them in terms of their exit opportunities and overall prestige?251 day 6 hours ago
+3Clinical Depression - should I stay away from IBD?Hi all, Just wanted to get some advice. Long story short, I have gone through 2 occasions of clinical depression in the last two years one of which being accompanied by panic attacks. This probably sounds extremely weak/stupid, but I developed the second depression during my SA stint. I...21
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+3How did your younger years impact the you now?[For me, and I may be the odd one out here, but I distinctly remember not liking recess when I was younger.](https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-favorite-subject-returns-to-schools-recess-1497358800) And it looks like life had the last laugh. Now that I'm older, one of the biggest things I...21
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+3How to Spend the Next Year in IB to Prepare for PEHello all - for those of us who have accepted PE offers for summer 2018, what would you recommend us do in our next year in banking to help prepare for the job? My understanding is to: 1) take every opportunity to think like an investor, 2) step up and try to take on more and more responsibility...21
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+3SociopathHey guys, In your experiences, have you often encountered individuals with sociopathic behaviors or tendencies/beliefs who wanted to pursue finance, especially high finance? I have always wondered why the media and society vilify those who only think about their desires and lifestyles,...21
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+3You're boring -- NetworkingNot all of our connections work out. For those trying to break into finance, our earlier steps in networking end up flat out failing and our attempts at forming relationships fall on a flat tone. Dry. Tasteless. Forgotten relationships. And from my own experiences (and from what I've...19
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+3Timing MBA with Military serviceHey all, This is my first post on here but I've been a long time lurker. I am a recent graduate of one of the service academies. I recognize that my number one priority for at least 5 years is to serve my country and be the best officer possible. However, I know at some point that I...18
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+3Should companies make vacation MANDATORY?Hi guys, I was reading <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40427648/should-companies-make-vacation-mandatory?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds">this article</a> which states that many employers find that their employees rarely take vacation. From my work...16
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+3Why are PE Funds much larger than Hedge Funds?In terms of AUM, PE Funds tend to be larger than <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> funds given the same number of <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+3Best sex dungeons in NYC?New York's nightclub scene is sooooooo boring! Do anyone of you all know which sex dungeons (BDSM, S&M, as crazy as possible) are the best in New York? Any in Midtown? 12
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+5Just got off Brown's waitlist. Is Brown better than Michigan-Ross BBA?Didn't see this coming. Pre-admitted to Ross, had mentally prepared to be in Ann Arbor last few months -- $150M new b-school facilities, Harbaugh, Big Ten sports, Go Blue!, etc. I get it, Harvard and Stanford are obviously better than Michigan, but seems trickier with Brown. I've been...11
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+4Rejected once again because I don't have enough experience. Feeling extremely depressed.I recently graduated about 2 months ago, I have been trying to find a job in investment banking. I had 3 interviews at various boutiques. I did well in all of the interviews, made it to the final rounds for 2 of the interviews. But was rejected because I don't have as much experience as the...9
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+3How do you like your bananas?Since WSO ranks our forum seniority with various forms of primates, I think it's a fitting question. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/difference-between-ripe-and-unripe-fruits_2.jpg?itok=DCQuOvug" alt="" /> I'm a 2-3. Refuse to eat...8
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+3Specialty Lending (GS/TPG) - Any insights?Can anyone give some insights about specialty lenders such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> Specialty Lending or TPG's Specialty Lending platform? They both sit within their respective Special Situations...8
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+3Unscrupulous Brokers, Lazy Financiers,...Prudent Investors?Underwriting my 10000th deal of the week (feels that way anyway). I get packages, and when possible I ask for a full set of financials. Not because I need to, but to assess how much of what I'm looking at is fabricated crap. I worked in public accounting for a few years. Now in CRE, a...7
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+3Finance at W&M, UVA - Econ or UNC - KF?I've heard a lot of people say W&M is the way to go since it's a smaller school with loyal alumni but others have said go to UVA for the "prestige", I would apply as an Econ major because McIntire is hard to get into. Any other schools in mind? I could try to transfer...7
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+3Preparing for interview process at Flow TradersGot selected for a math test at Flow Traders. I get about 65/75 in 10 minutes @ TraderTest (custom, one operation). What are my chances? Has anyone else taken it?6
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+3Summer ReadingWhat are you guys reading this summer? Looking to get lost in a few books, and need a few recommendations. I just started reading *The Wise Men* by Isaacson.61 week 4 days ago
+3PWC Corporate CultureI guess this is what happens when sorority girls take over big 4 hr? https://streamable.com/h6do7 Brutal. I pray for my lost brothers souls.5
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+3What are good questions to ask senior level bankers?I've done many <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interviews</a></span> with Analysts, Associates, and VP's but have not done any with MD's. I have an <span...4
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+3A Sincere Thank YouThis post is a little bit different than the usual forum postings, it doesn't have a question, a topical discussion, or any real content matter other than a thank you. This forum and all of your contributions have helped me, and many others a tremendous amount in our career search. Many...2
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+4Confused New UserWhy does everyone talk about Breaking Bad so much in this Forum? I get that it's a good show, but I thought this was a finance/IB website. It just seems like every thread I read is talking about "<span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+3Networking for FT recruiting during SA internship?I'm currently doing an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...1
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+4My Journey to an offerHi guys, Long time lurker and I thought I might have to contribute so here we go. Growing up in a city outside of London, I always was intrigued by the financial sector and I knew that one day I would work in one of the world's top financial sectors. It is unfortunate that my grades...06 days 8 hours ago
+10Is America a Second-Tier Country?Hey Monkeys, Read up on this [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-21/america-is-now-a-second-tier-country) from Bloomberg. The article is based on the Social Progress Index report that is published annually by non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative. I did...97
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+2Portland Burrito makers have to close down their Portland Burrito store, because of "cultural appropriation" ? ? ?What is wrong with these SJW people in Portland? They made some normal people close down their Burrito shop because they were white...? Some articles highlighting their obvious human rights violations!...38
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+2Best Hotel Brand?What is your favorite hotel brand and why? #1: *The Ritz Carlton is the Ralph Lauren of hotels. It's great, until you stay at a real hotel*. - GSElevator 37
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+2It's NOT okay to send nudes on LinkedInHello monkeys, Read an article on Bloomberg with a similar title as this thread: [It’s Probably Not Okay to Send Naked Pictures on LinkedIn](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-14/it-s-probably-not-okay-to-send-naked-pictures-on-linkedin) Thought it was funny enough to share...36
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+2What majors/minors could I combine with finance to increase my chances at getting a job in financeI'm going to be a freshman at a non target school (university of Maryland college park) and I wanted to major in finance. after browsing reddit( financial career subreddit) and WSO I saw discussions stating that getting a degree in finance from a non major is useless and is only valued at...35
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+5Investment 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 IB, but I'm intrigued in hearing about other people's experiences.35
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+2Oktoberfest 2017Hey guys, my gf and I will be going to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this year and I wanted to see if anyone on this forum had any tips/tricks/hacks to getting the most out of this vacation. We will be in Munich for 5 days and 4 days in London and Paris as well. Anything in particular I...35
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+2Uber CEO Takes LeaveWe have all known for a while now that Uber has been confronted with a big upper management issue, which was then made worse by the surfacing of sexual harassment in Uber's workplace. For...32
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+2Fastest growing Investment Banks/Boutiques globallyI was wondering which <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> are growing the fastest worldwide? What banks have recently expanded?32
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+2Middle Market IB vs. Bulge Bracket IB Was just offered Summer Analyst position (rising Junior in Liberal Arts school) at MM bank, would like to end up there full time but want to be exposed to <span class='keyword_link'><a...32
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+3NBA Finals coming to a closeSo the NBA season is over...lets be real the Cavs are going to get destroyed tonight. FYI - I'm the biggest Lebron fan out there so it hurts me to say that the Cavs stand no chance tonight and will be getting swept. What do the Cavs need to do next year to make the finals competitive....32
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+3Fraternity Position on Resume - Yay or NayHello, I'm currently working on my resume and I'm not sure if I should put my fraternity leadership position in the leadership section. Do you thing it shows leadership or just gives a bad vibe? Thanks!31
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+2SA 2019 recruiting moved up to spring 2018Heard through the grapevine (including recruiters) that SA 2019 recruiting for the Class of 2020 got moved up to spring 2018, i.e. their sophomore spring, meaning they'll only have one internship under their belt. Thoughts?30
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+2McDonald's Plans To Hire 250K WorkersMcDonald's is planning to hire 250K workers this summer across the US. This is 9% more than last year, which is strange for a company trying to automate the fast food ordering process. Most of the new recruits are said to be waiting tables at the various locations. * Does anyone...30
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+2Would you buy these Bill-Gates backed Vegan Burgers?A majority of people cannot even begin to imagine not eating meat, and substituting it for plant-based food. The company *Beyond Meat* looks to change that, and get you hooked on their vegan burgers. As stated in the <a...29
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+3E3; What game are you most excited about?Just out of curiosity for those who play games and follow E3, which games are you most excited about to see more of? **Some of the games being showcased at E3 (June 13-15)** Assassins Creed: Origins Call of Duty: WWII Crackdown Days Gone Destiny 2 Far Cry 5 Final Fantasy VII Remake...28
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+3Which schools will value a very high GMAT the most?And would offer a good scholarship? For someone: age 27, poor work experience, 3.2 GPA, but 780 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>? Really good sob story. I think, NYU really...28
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+3Why does everyone want to be an analyst not a broker making way more money? It seems everyone wants to be an analyst and not a broker. Am I missing something? A broker often makes over an analysts entire salary in one deal. It appears a good broker with a top 5 shop in most major markets is making 250-1,500,000 a year. Mediocre ones are still pulling over 100k. On...25
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+2How do I nail an Informational Interview with head of division? Hey guys, So I have a 15-20 min <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> coming up next week with the division head of <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+2Is tutoring and lab work relevant to investment banking / finance?Hello everyone, thank you all for the advice. Just to let you know, after thinking about it, I have decided that law school may be the best option for me, considering my lack of good work history, and my ability to score high on standardized tests. HOWEVER, before I spend a significant...23
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+2GPA cutoff for hedge fundsWhat would the GPA cutoff be for larger hedge funds (AUM > $1.0bn) from a semi-target top 15 school? Currently working at a MM bank.23
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+2WUSTL MSF Class of 2018Hey Guys, I just got accepted into the MSF program at WUSTL and have a few questions for anyone who either recently got accepted into the program or anyone who is currently going through/ finished the program. Where did you live? Is it possible to land and complete an internship during...22
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+2What background do most hedge fund managers have?What do you guys think the most common background is among most hedge fund managers? (i.e started as traders, analyst, quants etc.)22
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+2Northwestern Summer ClassesHey guys, so I have decided to attend nNorthwestern next fall as an incoming transfer student. Would any of you recommend taking summer classes to complete a few distribution requirements as well as take 1-2 major classes (econ)? I am currently interning at a family friend's technology...22
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+2WSO Caption Contest - May 24th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...22
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+2Current life science PhD candidate with business experience looking to move to management consultingI'm currently in a neuroscience PhD program, about 2 years away from finishing. Before I started my program, during undergrad, I founded a preclinical bio pharmaceutical startup that raised about $500k, but ultimately failed once it got to a critical animal trial after two years. Sucks that...21
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+3CFA vs Self StudyIs it better to spend time studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 or spend time self studying, reading <span...21
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+2How do you value a mobile dating app?Recently took on a project to look at the valuations of mobile dating apps (2-3 years in operation with less than 10m revenue). Literature on their valuation methodology is sparse on the internet. Can anyone shed some light on looking at these companies? There hasnt been much <span...20
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+2WSO Caption Contest - June 6th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...20
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+2What will you choose: Family Business or IB?Looking for advice from experienced people here. Thinking whether to join the family business (oil <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>) or to continue with the IB path. A little...20
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+2Dream vs Relationship and familyJust as a warning, the following will probably be really unreal to some of you guys. So basically I planned to move abroad to study but neither my parents or my girlfriend of 3 years wants this. (Told you it will seem ridiculous) So I'm 19M and my parents, as well as girlfriend,...19
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+2Blackberrys?Curious, Are most people still given blackberrys in IB? That seems so outdated at this point. I heard a blackberry sound in the background of one of my calls today and nearly shit myself. If so, which model are they using? Not a troll, I really want to know. Afraid to ask on the phone....19
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+2Salary renegotationI'm curious--what's a good target for juniors when renegotiating a salary? What's a good middle place where one could expect negotiations to push it up or down?17
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+2DC Comics or Marvel?Probably one of the most debatable topics out there, but it obviously comes down to preference. Personally, I've been a DC Comics fan since I've watched the Batman trilogy, and currently, I am binge watching Arrow and The Flash. I will probably watch Supergirl and The Legends of...17
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+2Do you need an MBA in Corporate Finance?Hey all, Looking to get some discussion about the above question. I'm about to be a second year analyst for an <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+2Updated Prop Trading Rankings?I'm sure there have been tons of these posts before, but I know that rankings/prestige/relevance change over time. I'm wondering how people would rank firms like IMC, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/jane-street-capital-0">Jane...141 week 4 days ago
+2Is getting a FT MBA worth It for me? Good stats (770 gmat and high gpa) but a few years older than average.I'm 32 and after graduating an OK law school (top 30 but nothing special) I decided to go into finance in an area I had studied significantly in law school (dodd-frank and otc derivatives). Ended up with a <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+2BB Investment Banking Summer Internship AdviceI started this week, and my staffer just doesn't have any work to give me. I ask my analysts, associates, even today asked one of the VPs for work and they all say, "oh let me think and I'll get back to you". Every assignment I've been given I complete it, and turn it in...14
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+2Manbassadors at Haas School of BusinessHey Monkeys, I just read this <a href="https://www.clearadmit.com/2017/06/haas-gender-inequality-addressed-manbassadors//">article</a> about gender inequality in the Haas School of Business.   The first two paragraphs essentially describe what this program is...13
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+2J.P. Morgan HireVue: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span>. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through WSO...13
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+2Ridiculously honest job descriptions and requirements - "Golf-Playing Private Equity and Real Estate Analyst"<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/golf_playing_analyst.png?itok=V4eFRRo9" alt="" /> I think the title and image say it all. Although I appreciate the honesty of the job poster, I still find it kind of antiquated and douchy. What do you think?...13
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+2General networking etiquette questions (physical trading)Hi, hopefully there're some physical traders here who can clarify a few quick questions I have (although this also pertains to any industry in general I would think...) What exactly is the standard etiquette for LinkedIn? I keep finding conflicting information on WSO. Should I bother...12
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+2The Demise of US ProductivityIn addition to the notion that only 15% of employees worldwide, and only 30% in the U.S, are so to speak 'engaged' in their job with ineffective management practices and a low number of good jobs being the source of the blame, this article digs further to pinpoint another cause of the...12
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+2I'm feeling very discouraged. f500 marketing job. strong gPA, Undergrad, and GMAT. But No Promotions. I feel like a loser I'm feeling very discouraged. I've always wanted to get an MBA. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> consulting is my dream. I graduated from Cornell with a degree in Psychology. I got a job at...12
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+2Family Office: Jack of All Trades JobI work for an early stage family office... if you want to call it that. The family owns a business that does $1 bil+ a year in revenue and has a RE portfolio that's also worth $1 bil+. I am technically employed by the family's primary operating company but my job entails a lot of...12
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+2How do you address your Achilles heel when networking?Mine is a subpar GPA. It sucks when you connect really well with the other person, stay in touch leading up to recruiting and when they say "send me your resume", its like a slap in the face and makes them think twice about recommending you as a candidate. It sucks because I feel...12
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+2UCLA Business EconNeed some advice from anyone that went to community college and transferred to a four-year that can help me out with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> Preferably UCLA/USC students or...12
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+2UNC MBA RE hiring companies list and placement statsThought this might be helpful / interesting for some of you here. This is from UNC itself. http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/~/media/Files/documents/mba/MBA15-033%20Real%20Estate%20AAG%20Web.pdf?la=en ![Placement][Placement] <!-- Images --> [Placement]:...11
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+2Break into high finance from a community college Hello everyone, I created a post about a year ago asking about getting a summer internship as a community college student and breaking into the field in general (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/break-into-the-finance-field-from-a-cc). I got much feedback in this forum, so thank you...11
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+2Tobin & CoWhat's the deal with Tobin & Co? I keep seeing people shitting on them, so I looked them up, and they look shady, but I'm just wondering why I keep seeing it on forums.11
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+2IBD in TokyoDoes anyone know what the exit opportunities are like from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 month 11 hours ago
+2Why I have decided to SHORT AMZN stock using all of my LIFE SAVINGSI just finished READING [this](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/upshot/the-amazon-walmart-showdown-that-explains-the-modern-economy.html?_r=0) article and it really made me think about the current FIGHTTOTHEDEATH between Amazon and Walmart. Ultimately, however, with the ACQUISITION of Whole...10
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+2New Cell Phone Laws In CanadaA few days ago, the Canadian Wireless Code has been updated to prevent telecommunication companies from charging customers to unlock their device. As of December 1, 2017 all newly purchased cell phones must be unlocked for the customer. This regulation will cost Canadian telecommunication...10
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+2How Does MSF recruiting work? I was wondering if any current or former MSF students had some insight into how recruiting for MSF programs works. Do you have the same OCR opportunities as undergraduate students or do employers recruit specifically out of the MSF? Also given that most recruiting happens in the fall, would you...10
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+2Index-Match or VlookupI've always used vlookup but, I've recently heard a lot of colleague say Index-Match was better - calculates faster and is widely used in the industry. However, I just read an article stating that prior to being president, everyone knew Donald Trump's preference for vlookup....10
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+2If it looks like a duck<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]It feels good for about 10 seconds and then we move on“ –– Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of Sales on topping rival GM in May vehicle sales. Quite the line Mark––that’s why context matters, folks....9
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+2Am I objectifying women?The other day, I was walking in a downtown area. There's a bunch of shopping areas and food places all around, so of course there's tons of women out there. I'm walking up the strip and I saw a group of them headed right towards me. My phone was out and I was checking it, but...9
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+2About to send emails for FT search- Resume CheckHey fellow monkeys. Long story short. I recently graduated and have yet to receive a FT offer. Over the past couple years, I've built a large list with contact info of various people in finance. I plan on sending out 50 emails every weekday with my resume attached. The goal is to get people...9
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+2Congrats to "My Name is Goldstein"Facetious, obviously. Hate to be a call out guy but can someone explain this kid to me? Legit worst person on WSO, in my opinion. Can't tell if he's trolling but if not, good god. What a joke.9
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...92 months 1 week ago
+2How to put internship on resume before starting?Hi all, I'm a rising junior and I have an internship lined up for this summer that hasn't started yet. I know a lot of apps for IB 2018 SA has opened already, and many of which are rolling based. Should I be including my upcoming internship onto my resume? If so, what exactly should...9
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+2MS in Counseling or jump ship?As the title indicates, I will be graduating in May of 2018 with an M.S. in School Counseling while also taking the NCE to get my PPC eventually working toward an LPC. However, as I have grown in this program and developed financially (thanks to this sub and my amazing soon-to-be in-laws) I have...9
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+3Breaking into investment banking age 31?I have a 31 year old family member who has been in engineering for the last 10 years and now is looking for a career change. She wants to break into Investment Banking. Is it possible for her to study for a masters degree and start as an analyst at this age? Or does she have to do an...9
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+2Americans are getting dumber by the dayI'm sure most of you monkeys saw it a couple weeks back, but [this](https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/05/30/spelling-bee-google-trends-america-misspelled-words) is fucking hilarious (and sad). <img...9
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+2Mob attacks professor for opposing race-based censorship The students demanded that all white individuals leave campus for the day. The professor declined. See what happens. http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/05/27/white-privilege-protesters-forcing-professor-resign-racism-evergreen-state8
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+2Is Amazon Going Against Their Core Business?Over the past month Amazon has opened 6 brick and mortar stores across the US. The stores are titled Amazon Books and seem to be a modern twist on the traditional book store. They are using these locations to push Amazon Prime and to promote the discoverability of new items, which their website...8
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+3Internship at Abraaj Group in DubaiI've seen a few posts on PE in the middle east and Abraaj in particular. I secured an internship at the Abraaj Group for this summer in Dubai so I created this forum to help put some things in perspective. I'm currently a junior studying in the US. Ask me anything!8
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+2VC --> VC resume sample?Hey guys. I'm considering a lateral move within the VC industry. I'm with my first VC firm, so I've never written a VC to VC resume before. I've led 7+ VC deals and thought it would be nice to see some other VC resumes to get a sense of how to put together my current VC...8
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+2Cheapest Private Bridge Lender I have heard that commercial private bridge loans have gotten cheaper recently as more lenders have entered the space. What companies/funds have you seen price in the 6-7.5% range on 6 month - 3 year bridge. 8
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+2Carl MarksDoes anyone have any insight into this firm? Found out about an open position and just want to find out so more info - anything from deal flow to exit opps to team size would be appreciated. Thanks!8
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+2How To Avoid Distractions At WorkHave any of you been in that moment where Sally in the next cubicle over is telling everyone about her wedding plans, Mike is yelling at IT over the phone, your wife just sent you 300 texts, and next thing you know the fire alarm is going off, while your just trying to focus and get some damn...8
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+215+ YEARS in prison for sexting?The House just passed a bill which makes sexting as a teenager a felony, puts them on the registered sex offender list, and mandates 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON just for sexting. I personally think this is absolutely terrible, what do the rest of you monkeys think about this? * ...8
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+3Career advice- Acquisitions may not be for meI am currently working in acquisitions as an analyst for a large national REPE firm. I am passionate about real estate, real estate development, and investment. I just dont love looking a spreadsheet, running excel models all day, sitting at a desk all day, etc. Part of the reason I got...8
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+2Scary Lunch and I need helpSo, I just came from a lunch with some of my firms whole-sellers and the conversation was so worrisome it made me run back to my desk and log into my old account here. I work in the middle office of a large AM firm and I love my job. I do want to work in the <span...8
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+2Path to post-MBA PE without Pre-MBA PE Work Experience. Hi everyone- I find myself in an interesting position. I want to move into private equity from S&T. Does anyone have any experience with this-- is it doable? I've not found much discussion on this topic, and I thought starting a new thread might help people in the same position as...8
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+2*Satire* Wrestler Shot Dead After Kid Enters RingDoes not really relate to finance, but I just read an article detailing how a wrestler was shot dead after a kid entered the cage.  [quotes] Beloved two-time WWE champion Big Show was reportedly shot dead after the emergency response team at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum made a split-second...8
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+2"Basic Economy": A new gimmick by airlines?Hello monkeys, I’m sure plenty of you here are often frequent flyers due to the nature of your job as consultants or bankers. I understand that most of the fares are usually paid by your firm, but nevertheless, I think the following article is an important issue for many of us! [How...8
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+215 Ways to Tell If Someone's Lying Liars and lies can be hard to detect. However, there are 15 signs in this <a href="https://annual.cfainstitute.org/2017/05/20/three-truths-about-lying-and-a-radical-path-to-trust-pamela-meyer/"> article</a>. This article divides the 15 signs into verbal and nonverbal...7
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+2How do most Asset Managers in Equities get their discount rate?Do they use basic textbook stuff like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-capital-asset-pricing-model-capm">CAPM</a></span>? How about Arbitrage pricing model or the Multi-factor model? EDIT: For fundamental bottom...7
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+3Breaking into IBD: do you think CFA is useful? Do you think is useful to break into investment banking division the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>? Or maybe is better for AM / Trading? Thanks monkeys7
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+2Business Schools to Apply toApart from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/am-i-m7-material-what-schools-should-i-apply-to">M7 business schools</a></span>, which other business schools would be worth applying to and potentially attending in order to provide a very...71 month 12 hours ago
+2How Do You Give Back?What are some of you guys doing to give back to your communities, if anything? How do you even get started? Finally, is there a good way to apply our finance skills towards helping our communities (besides the most prestigious route: GS => Gov't)? One-off events like giving blood or...7
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+2Rutgers MBA??Anyone have any insight on the program? They've made the T50 I believe and have been improving year after year. Obviously for exit ops I'm not talking about IB prestige but what about other decent Corp Fin roles or others?7
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+2What to bring/wearHey! I am in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> outside of NYC, but the first week of training for all summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+2What's a Good Job that pays well and garners a lot of respectI need suggestions for finding a good job that will get me a lot of respect from people. I don't like to work a lot, and the US presidency has a lot more responsibilities/hours than I thought. Anyone know of anything? Is a hedge fund manager an exit opp for a US president? I hear I can pick...7
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+2Dank Meme<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/19060074_1700742160228172_570527611342407728_n_0.jpg?itok=IWuRI_Jf" alt="" /> Made the mistake of sharing this with my non-business oriented friend. Anyone else have any dank finance memes?7
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+22017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals ThreadSince my St. Louis Blues unsurprisingly were eliminated, we are left with the Penguins and Predators in the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the series tied 2-2 heading back to Pittsburgh, here are some thoughts about the series going forward. **Penguins Goalie...7
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1 week 4 days ago
+2George Clooney's Accidental Tequila Company To Sell at $1 BIllionA friend sent me this article by Bussiness Insider and captioned it "I wish my mistakes were worth this much". To give a brief but informative summary of what I'm referring to, Rande Gerber (Clooney's friend and co-founder of Casamigos) said that; [quote] "Casamigos...6
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+2Looking for an unpaid summer internshipI made a pretty big list of people in my area to email looking for an unpaid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Should explicitely say that in the email or go with the "Would you have...6
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2Wells Fargo Energy Investment BankingJust wondering how the energy group down in Houston has been doing lately and how it compares to other banks in Houston 6
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+2Finding out which banks worked on dealsDoes anyone know of a database/resource that includes which banks advised on which deals? Take, for example, Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo. I can google and find which banks advised which sides of the transaction, but that is within news articles. Is there a resource which presents the...6
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+2Thoughts on this shirt?What are your thoughts on this shirt by CT? Button Cuff. http://www.ctshirts.com/us/slim-fit-non-iron-puppytooth-light-pink-shirt/FON0410LPK.html6
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+2Client fuck upsWe've seen countless discussions about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> that fuck up, analysts that fuck up, interviewees that fuck up, and even occasionally MDs that fuck up. Most...6
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+2Any thoughts of SMBC (Sumitomo Mitsuit Banking Corporation)?Just wondering if anyone has heard of SMBC, especially in Asia. Recently got a offer to work there full time as an Analyst in an Asian office and will "rotate" across 4 different divisions. Probably going to take it (since i don't have any better offers at hand) and was...6
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+2How do you guys invest your money?Curious to hear about how everyone here manages their money? I personally index majority of my capital and pick stocks occasionally. 6
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+2Business Schools Might Have A Tiny Little Psychopath ProblemHey Monkeys, While on break from studying, I came across this article that alludes to the fact that business majors may think like psychopaths. According to Corey Shank, a PhD student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; [quote] Business students are more likely to fit the...6
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+2Applying to Summer 2018 SA positions early?Is there a point of applying to the 2018 SA positions now rather than say in early to mid august? Just curious as to why some banks would release applications this early on while students are still doing their sophomore year internship6
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+2Ethereum. Are you in?Monkeys, Any one of you lovely people are on board with etheruem? I want to get a shout out to EddieBraveman's post on Crypto a few months back and got me interested in this rabbit hole.6
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+2Advice needed on if i'm on the right path to break into S&T/AMHey everyone, long time lurker and occasional commenter, decided i needed to ask a question of my own. I have always been extremely fascinated with the stock market ever since i was a kid, and studied finance in college (non target in the south, more well known for <span...6
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+2Buyside (namely HF) Recruiting w/Low GPA (sub 3.3) from BBHi all, Was hoping to get input on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> recruiting with a low GPA/SAT from nontarget from a <span...5
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+2Debt Analyst share of Originated DealHey guys, hoping to get some background and ammo here. Can anyone comment on what salaried debt analyst can expect to make if they bring in a deal? I know some of the greener pure commission originators will take a 30/70 or 40/60 split with the senior guy, sometimes more sometimes...5
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+2Unlevered BETA - Effective Tax Rate or Corporate Tax RateQuick Question! When having the comparables, to calculate the unlevered beta, should I use the effective Tax Rate or the Corporate Tax Rate? In the calculation i am also using there D/E ratio from Bloomberg as well as their effective tax rate. Let me know your comments4
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+2Free Over The Pants Hand-Jobs To Anyone Who Can Answer This QuestionExcellent, now that we're all here I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can...4
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+2International Students: Analyst Recruiting for US & London BB + Elite Boutique OfficesI'm creating this for monkeys to share info for college kids in countries outside of US and UK who want to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/EB offices (such as <span...4
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+2The definitive trick to passing a prop trading math test.Practice Practice Practice. I've seen lots of posts here asking about how to pass Flow Traders math test, or Optiver, or Akuna or whoever. Maybe there's some geniuses out there that pass these tests without effort. This thread isn't for them, and i certainly don't fall...3
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+2placement preference<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> just opened their app, and it asks for your group preferences. Does it matter which ones you choose?3
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+2another case study for people to try _ I attached my modelthis was a case study I did for a job a couple years ago. I had to update it for a separate analysis I was playing with, hence the 2016 date. I don't see why it wouldn't still be applicable to use today for practice - hence I'm passing along. The instructions are on the T12...3
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+2Cash on Cash Y2 OnwardsSo most of us know how to calculate the Cash on Cash metric for the first year of a projects life span (annual Y1 cash flow / total cash invested). What I am interested in is how the denominator (total cash invested) changes from years 2 onwards. Is this fixed (because the initial cash...3
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+2Sam Harris: Machismo Braggadocio@Eddie Braverman" turned me on to the Sam Harris podcast, and so far it has been fantastic. If you're unfamiliar with Sam, he's a public intellectual with degrees in philosophy and neuroscience from Stanford and UCLA, respectively. Clearly a brilliant guy - dude pals around...3
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+2ERCOT Online Power Training toolHey guys, I am working an internship this summer for a company that operates within ERCOT. Coming in I knew virtually nothing about natural gas, power, or how much of it was traded. Or any of the acronyms (QSE, DAM, MMBtu, TDSP, RES, CNI, CRR and any of the other million acronyms). Since I...3
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+2How do y'all deal with those who quit?Hey all! Not exclusive to finance, but I was wondering how you mid-level employees deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> who renege on offers or quit early into their internship...2
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+2Margin Call IIMortgage-backed securities and the great spin-off products that go with it brought us the cinematic adventure that is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span>. Now that the dust has...2
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+2"Keep in touch"So it seems like at the end of every networking phone call or coffee chat, I'm always told to "keep in touch". I always follow up with a nice thank-you email, and something along the lines of "I hope to keep in touch throughout the application process". I assume we both...2
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+2Brilliant, just brilliant<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]We never sue” — Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat at the Code Conference yesterday in response to suing Uber over the Anthony Levandowski scandal. That’s one heck of a poker face, Ruth....2
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+2Ford and Tesla Prospects - Buy or Sell?With Ford's stock price having toppled to $11 from $17 under Mark Fields leadership, Jim Hackett who stepped in as CEO last week has inherited a long route of recovery in catching up with new technologies and realigning the company's strategies. Financially, Ford's sales growth...1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...12 months 4 days ago
+2Full-Time Prospects with sub-par internship experiences (Input GREATLY appreciated!)I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can definitely embellish this experience as a...1
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+2Ibd exit opps pathsI have received 17 ft offered from 4 bb, the fed, and a small boutique in Madagascar. Got every group. Only a rising junior at non target. What offeres the better exit opps, Ibd or organized crime? <span class='keyword_link'><a...03 weeks 4 days ago
+2A/B RestructuringAnyone able to explain how an A/B Restructuring works? So far, my search online has yielded very little meaningful information.01 month 22 hours ago
+2FT ApplicationsAnyone know when the FT applications open up for all the various <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/MM/EBs this year? Looked around to see if there was a recent post/resource but...03 weeks 6 days ago
+2my name is goldsteindude is nf 02 weeks 6 days ago
+2Case Interview Study Buddy I am preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> interviews and looking for study buddies that would be interested in starting right now and practicing online (Skype, Webex etc.) In case that...03 weeks 3 hours ago
+16Is religion a psychological disorder?Why do people still cling to archaic religious fairy tales even at this age? I find it hard to believe some of the things theists believe. Having smart people like scientists believe that wine is turned into blood, among other things, is very troubling. What will it take to slough off these...69
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+3Intern F*%#ups AlreadyBuddy emailed me about a summer wearing a loud-ass tie on his first day -- in addition to a high-and-tight. lol. Add any fuckups you've witnessed below.42
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+2Is suicide ever acceptable?Every second, 4 people are born, and 2 people die. Every 40 seconds, 1 person commits suicide. In some Western countries, it's deadlier than car accidents. One of my favorite philosophers, Albert Camus, famously said (and I quote)- "There is but one truly serious philosophical...33
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+3Columbia MBA - Underrated ??Hi guys, Have been diving into MBA school research for my next year's applications and couldn't really understand the reason behind Columbia's low rankings in the US News (#9). School's notable alumni representation is one of the strongest on Wall Street, employment...29
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+2What to do with a 3.0 GPASo im a senior at a non target school with a 3.0 GPA and my dreams of becoming an investment banker are basically over. I'm 21 and double majoring in accounting and finance. I graduate spring 2018 and feel like ill be stuck in a real job unless i can somehow get an incredible <span...29
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+2In DUBAI, NO Experience, Gap-year student @ 2nd Year of University wanting to land INTERNSHIP in a BANK/CONSULTING/COMPANYHi! I just got into a reputed UK-based University in DUBAI. I got good marks in high-school finals **CBSE 81% ** . I had a year gap cause of some sad problems with no job experience. But I am getting a **direct 2nd Year entry**, skipping one year cause of the scholarship. I also can't...25
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+3Cutoff Height for Alpha MaleWhat is the minimum height to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-alpha">alpha</a></span> male? I'm worried because my stature is pretty average and just want to know the truth.25
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+2Got an Expensive Manhattan Apartment, Will I Have Enough Left Over to Have Fun?I'm 21 y/o starting my first job in the city and just signed my lease. If I get no raises, no stock bonus, and the absolute minimum cash bonus, I'll be pocketing $175k my first full-year on the job (2018). Having even one of these three things happen means you're in the bottom...22
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+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump)...225 days 1 hour ago
+1What tie width is acceptable?Looking to buy ties. What tie width is acceptable? 3.5" has been the width for finance careers for years. Can I go small? How small can I go?19
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+2Amazon's Controversial Patent With the big news that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> is acquiring Whole Foods, this article regarding their latest patent is getting no love. The patent titled "Physical store...19
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+1WSO Caption Contest - June 14th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...19
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+1Losing deals (RE)I feel like I'm trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. I've been getting blasted by emails from brokers in the last 8ish months with "amazing value add" etc opportunities. The problem is the brokers want first rounds of offers like a week or two after, and all that...19
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+1Georgetown, Columbia, or Villanova?Hi WSO, I have recently completed my first year at Villanova University’s School of Business. Upon entering Villanova, I was immediately set on transferring to a different school for a variety of reasons. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and social environment at Villanova, however, it did...19
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+1How Often to Follow Up with Busy Analyst?I got put in touch with an analyst by a very senior MD who wanted to me reach out back to him after talking to the analyst. However, it seems as though this analyst has been really busy and hasn't really been responding to emails. He suggested a time which didn't really work well for...19
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+1What should you do as an intern when your "managing analyst" doesn't assign enough work to youDon't know what to do, should I directly ask for tasks or ask for their previous deal decks to read?19
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+1Top banks & coverage/product groups that feed Mega Funds I've heard that M&A group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+2Going back into Banking from PE I graduated from a top 3 MBA last year and before that worked for 2 years in a Top 10 boutique bank and 2 years at a global CPG company as a corporate development professional. My dream for B-School was to land at a mid-market consumer PE/Growth fund, and I made it happen by hustling harder...17
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+1Is it possible to move from a back office to a front office eventually?Hello! I am just going to join an IB, completely new to the industry. Is it alright for me to aspire to be on the front desk role someday? I still haven't done my MBA but I do plan to do it some day. Also, my GPA is around 3.52/4. Need any opinions/ experiences on this subject. Thank you in...17
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+1The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing PugBy now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From <a...17
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+1Should Venmo be worried?Came across an interesting read this morning so I thought I would share with you monkeys. Do you think Venmo has anything to be worried about with this new money transferring program being put on by the banks or is this just a flash in the pan? [quote]After six years, the big banks have...17
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+1What's better to break into CRE: CFA or REFM?I am trying to break into the world of CRE next summer after graduation and was wondering which of these tools would help my resume better stand out and also help me to gain a better knowledge of the world of CRE and what I would be doing on a day to day basis. As of now I am looking towards the...16
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+1How often do you dry clean your shirts?I just started working, and was curious how often I should dry clean my shirts? What about suits? 16
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+1What would you ask Warren Buffet on a lunch date?For only **$2.68 million dollars,** you and seven friends can have lunch with Warren Buffet. Recently an anonymous bidder won a lunch date with Warren Buffet. This event raises money for Glide to aid homelessness in San Francisco. Just out of curiosity, what would you ask or discuss if you had a...16
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+1Algorithmic Trading Book for Econ/Finance GraduatesHello everyone, I'm an Economics graduate pursuing a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I was wondering if any of you is aware of an algorithmic trading "bible",...16
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+1Master's of Real Estate Programs (Choices)Hey everybody, I am new to the forum but have been reading the WSO for about two years. A little bit about myself and why I have decided to post a discussion. I graduated college this past May 2017. Graduated with an overall GPA of 3.40 and my last 60 hours I have a 3.7 GPA. Have prior...16
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+1Any self taught coders out there?Looking to learn how to code and have no prior experience. Looking for any tips, books, websites, or anything at all that could be helpful. Any strategies for studying would be great to hear too. Thanks16
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+1Associate forwarded my cold email to HR - How to proceed?delete.......................................................................................................................................15
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+1Kellogg/Booth MBA vs. Harvard JD for PE Career?Hey guys have a bit of a unique situation I'd like some insight on. I'm a PE associate nearing the end of my program and have been offered a senior associate / VP position at my firm post graduate school. I applied to a lot of different schools but was unfortunately dinged at HBS,...15
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+1How Do You View Money?This Article on <a href="https://qz.com/819233/do-what-you-love-is-bad-advice-work-for-money-not-for-passion/?utm_source=qzfbarchive">Quartz</a> about doing what makes you money over your passion really made me grateful for my own career goals of working in finance. Luckily...1515 hours 43 min ago
+1Relocating to Washington DC/Metro Area, any advice?I guess more accurately I'm moving to downtown Silver Spring, (shout out to denizens brewery). I figure given my proximity to the capital and my job location ill be spending a lot more time there and wanted to see what was up. I found a few forums on the topic already but they were...15
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+1Having resume without GPAIm rising junior majoring com sci and finance at non target school who is applying for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> for next year. I wondering if I can leave off my 3.5 GPA since...15
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+1Coke in the OfficeSerious question - Have any of you guys ever witnessed someone do blow in the office? Curious as to how prevalent (if at all) this "stereotype" is. 15
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+1For Prop Trading, Which Master's program is Better? Risk Management or Investment Management?Imperial College London has great specialized finance programs. I want to know which program would help a future proprietary trader more? MSc Investment & Wealth Management (IWM) OR MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering (RMFE) My indecision stems from 2 concerns. -...15
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+1What is a PM's role in a HF?What does a PM do at a hedge fund? I'm going to be interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> this summer but I don't know what PMs do. I know...15
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+1Second year Investment sales analyst compI am soon entering my second year of a brokerage stint at a national firm (CBRE, JLL, Cushman) in a major non-nyc market. I support two brokers for particular niche. I currently make 40k base which is peanuts, and I don't know what my bonus is yet. Just wanted to get an idea of what you...14
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+1Bring my Emotional Support Dog to internship? Kidding, but I can't believe these are a thing. Heard Bill Simmons on his podcast talking about seeing a family on his flight with not one, but TWO "emotional support" dogs with them on the flight Have you guys seen anything like this? Obviously I get that people need...14
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+1Daily news routine?What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best?14
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+1DIY Post-Nuptual Agreement?My wife and I drafted a post-nuptual agreement we’re both comfortable with. It only addresses property & real estate distribution and a lack of alimony. If we go to a bank and have it notarized, will that hold up in court? Trying to avoid dropping $500 on a lawyer.14
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+1Trade-offs: Demotion in title for a 20% raise and a "better" companyHey all, hoping to get some advice on the trade-off of pay and employer versus title early on in your career. I'm currently a Senior Analyst at a relatively well known non-F500 company and was recently approached about an Analyst role at a very well known F500 company. I have just over 3...14
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 31st... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...14
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+1Success with SelectleadersHi all, I most recently came across select leaders and wanted to see if anyone has had any success landing a job from any of the posts. I've applied to a handful of companies on there but haven't really heard back but from 1 or 2 companies. Any success stories?14
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+1Just bought this book for self studying.. Thoughts?Monkeys, I just bought the Official GMAT Guide 2017 (the green one) + the various Manhattan books in PDF. From where do you think is better to start? Is the green one a good book? I have 2 months, target: >680 Cheers <img...14
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+1How would we sell an unattractive business?I'm doing part-time at a boutique IB/corp advisory shop (still at uni), and I've been placed on my first deal. Our firm mainly deals with small to mid-cap companies (so an <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+1What am I doing wrong in networking?Hi everybody :) I desire a job in the M&A Investment Banking sector. I studied economic mathematics in Germany, graduated in November 2016 with low GPA. Afterwards I did a semester abroad in the USA, Hawaii to improve my English. In the beginning of my studies I did an audit internship...13
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+1Penn vs Duke vs Georgetown SFS vs Brown vs LSEPenn vs Duke vs Georgetown SFS vs Brown vs LSE Currently at Brown (wanna transfer out since I don't like it too much) , got into these schools for transfer admission, wondering which would offer the best career prospect for investment banking/consulting. I am an international student...13
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+1Marcus Millichap EnvironmentWhat is the environment like at Marcus Millichap. How successful can you be? What is the platform like? Is it possible for first year brokers to be very successful. 200k+?13
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+1Washington Uni in StLouis vs Vanderbilt vs Uni Of Texas at Austin postgraduate MS FinanceAs European what's your thoughts about these postgraduate? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance Higher costs than European universities.. My goal is to breaking into investment banking and...13
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+1Change of GPA want to get a job in Management ConsultingHello! I am a Bio major, Chem and Business minor. I originally had the plan to go to Med School and I am studying for the MCAT. I was planning on attending Med School after I graduated but came to the realization that I will not enjoy a profession in Medicine. This past year, I took business...13
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+1Low GPA, High GMAT, CFA - Where should I be aiming?I'll be sending out MBA applications next fall, and my current plan is to apply to all top 10 schools + UT (I'm a Texas resident). My current goal is to work at a long/short shop and possibly move to a hedge fund some time down the line. Do I have a decent enough shot at HSW, or would...13
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+1Exiting an Equity Research dream jobI always wanted to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> analyst (sell side or buy side). But now that I finally broke in, and have been here for some time, I realize how bad...13
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+1How can I learn more about Fixed Income?I'm mainly familiar with equities, but really want to learn more about fixed income in general. Is there a book or guide that is good for this? Thanks!13
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+1Do I really have to have it all figured out already?I'm hoping to get a bit of advice from people who have been in the industry for a while now and feel like they have their careers figured out or at the very least have a good idea of what they want to do. It's a long post, but I hope some other undergrads who are lurking around reading...13
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+1Getting to Purchase PriceHow does one back their way into a purchase price when not given and buying assumptions only a very complicated rent roll with cap ex budget and hold term of 5 years. The only assumption is sponsor wants a 12% return.13
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+1Accepted an IB SA offer and starting to regretI accepted an early SA offer (Only bank I have interviewed with) at a pretty good bank in a Non-NY office recently and am starting to regret not waiting to go through the entire recruiting process. I was given an extremely short time frame to accept and thought I would be content in just getting...122 weeks 5 days ago
+1Do you purchase the firm at equity value or asset value?Hey all, (values in millions) Did a valuation for a tech company and I came to an enterprise value of $1,231 (in millions) of unlevered cash flows. I added back cash in year 0, thus giving me asset value in year 0 of 1,311.I subtracted debt today which is 320 and got to an <span...12
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+1Should You Be Working While On Vacation?A University of Texas study states that working for only 1 hour while on vacation makes you 43% more likely to forget the vacation. The study says you will not be engaged in the vacation and your brain will remember it as just another day at work. Here's the article for reference:...12
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+1Incoming Kellogg MBA - Consulting Chances HelpI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...12
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+1Could you review my Resume...ThanksI'm a rising sophomore and I am trying to get ready for next summer's IB recruitment cycle. A little context, I recently switched from pre-med so any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance. Everything after the third page is stuff that will not be included.121 month 1 hour ago
+1Self study courses BIWS vs TTS vs WSPWhich is best for self study - BIWS v TTS vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span> ( Reqd. an updated views on the same, so creating a new thread)12
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+1Year 1 Leveraged Return for a Real Estate PortfolioI have an interview this week with a CRE brokerage firm and an Analyst sent me an OM on a portfolio of assets. He told me we'll be talking about the portfolio/properties and wanted me to think about a few questions. The questions include risks, valuing the portfolio, valuing each asset...12
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+1Any value to a summer internship before starting a PhD program?As the title says, I'm heading to a microbiology PhD program fall 2018 (got accepted and then deferred one year), and I'm currently talking with several life science consulting boutiques about the possibility of doing a <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+1Land Acquisition Analyst?Hi guys, I recently came across a Land Acquisition Analyst position at a multifamily development firm and was wondering if any one could shed some light on this kind of role. It seems a bit different from typical RE related Acquisition role and I'd love to learn more. Thank you in...12
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+1Is AI gonna rip us apart ?Hey guys, just saw an article from Bloomberg about Machine Learning facilities at MS. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/morgan-stanley-s-16-000-human-brokers-get-algorithmic-makeover?em_pos=small&ref=headline&nl_art=4 Hey guys, I just saw an article from the...12
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+1Why do people use Argus?Hey everyone, I was just wondering why people in commercial real estate use Argus. I have no experience in it whatsoever, but I have seen people use it, and it doesn't look to be that helpful. I was wondering if you could give me insight as to why it is useful, and how it is useful.12
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+1Hiring Market in Hedge FundHey guys, what is the current hiring market like for junior laterals at fundamental hedge funds? I assume pretty bad from weak fund performances you hear about in the news but was curious. Thanks. 12
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+1How to email a "contact" / MD at BBHello everyone, I'm a long time lurker and really enjoy this website. Please help me out with any advice that you may have. I'm a rising senior at a non target trying to break into IB. I have a current internship at a "no name" boutique but of course I want to eventually ...11
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+1Not Paying Bills On TimeThe developer I work for seems to never pay bills on time to GCs and/or subcontractors. Sometimes this is a negotiation tactic to make sure everything is done right before payment is released. Other times the guy in charge of signing the checks just goes into hiding and becomes unreachable when...11
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+1Non-Insane NYC Finance JobsHey everybody, I'm currently managing investments for a bank in my hometown in Louisiana. I don't necessarily dislike my current position, but I've begun to explore other opportunities. I have some buddies who are working in Finance in NYC on the IB side, and we've had...111 month 20 hours ago
+1putting IB workshop on resume?If you attend a one day IB work shop, should you put that on ur resume? Would you put that under professional experience? Also, do you guys think its worth the money?11
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+1Is it possible for a multifamily property to recover after a fatal shooting?How do you recover or re-brand a multifamily property after a fatal shooting has taken place? Specifically, I am looking at a large multifamily property for sale (in excess of 100 units) that has had a fatal shooting on the premise with a strong correlation to a 15%+ drop in occupancy shortly...11
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+1LIHTCI know there are other threads explaining what it is. But what I'm curious about is can you get pigeon holed in this type of roll after having experience in multi and office mostly. What are the exit opps?11
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+1Fired From Job (and have NYC rent to pay) ... Need Advice On Next StepsHi All, I graduated from a top 25 school last May, and was working in finance in NYC, not investment banking, but like credit research at a mid size firm. I made some mistakes and rubbed some people the wrong way at the beginning (while most of the directors were a-holes, I should have killed...11
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+1Accept BB S&T offer or Options Prop Trading offer?Hi, I'm having a very hard time deciding between two roles right now. Could i have your thoughts on choosing between an S&T role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank,...11
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+1Using internal e-mail to network with current bankers?I'm currently a Sophomore intern at a low-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/ high tier MM in a Valuations group. For my junior year internship, I'd ideally like to be at...11
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+1Recruiters/HR Asking for Your Previous Salary/WageWhy do recruiters ask for your previous job salary/wage when applying to their company? Should you lie or not disclose this information? 11
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+12018 FT CMBS RecruitingHi, I'm trying to get a better grasp on full-time recruiting for next year. I know that I would be prepared and qualified for an entry-level position at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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+1Resources for finding an internship?Hey guys, back at it again with the freshie questions. I just finished my freshman year in undergrad and this summer I will be studying abroad in London, studying financial markets on canary wharf and participating in Bloomberg terminal intro training. Very exciting for me. However, I live...11
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+1"Any fundamental fund that CONSISTENTLY returns 15%+ is doing something shady" - Your thoughts?I saw this in another thread from a verified <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> person. Wondering what other people's thoughts are. As much as I want HF, if it...10
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+1INSEAD MBA - Worth it for IB?I am an engineer and am committed to break into the Investment Banking field post my MBA. Most of my experience has been in project management, detailed design engineering and in client management. The school that is of note here is INSEAD. Upon checking the employment stats, it really stands...10
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+1Still no internshipAt this point, what should my strategy be? I've emailed almost every boutique IB I can, and nothing. I've also emailed a ton of other financial services firms, and still nothing. Not sure what to do right now. I am looking to break into investment banking next summer but have...10
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+1Dress Code- Networking with Alumni/ Networking in generalHey guys so you guys may think this is dumb, but i'd rather ask and see if anyone has any pointers. So-when you are networking with alumni over the summer for info. interviews during the week or on the weekend/ meeting for coffee, how do you dress? One time I showed up in a suit and I felt...10
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+1I need URGENT career advice - on the verge of a meltdown. Help?THANKS ALL QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED. DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE 10
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+1Offer from Deloitte, with a paycutHello everyone! I am new to this forum and was so glad to have stumbled upon this site. I was hoping to receive some input from the members on here regarding a dilemma I'm facing. I have received an offer to join <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Summer courses vs. IB internshipHi guys, rising junior at a non-target (top 50 UG B-school). I'm interning at an IBaB in a shadow IB rotational program for a month or two this summer (sophomore). My grades are OK at best, but going into recruiting I'll most likely have a ~3.4/3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.7 or 3.8 in my...10
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+1North Korea DiscussionHi, I just wanted to start a thread about events around North Korea such as recent negotiations, sanctions, provocations, conflicts, and others. [quotes] The Trump administration sees North Korea as the top national security priority for the United States, according to a senior State...10
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+1How good is the Richard Ivey School of Business, really? I was recently admitted AEO to the Honors Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. I am a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen interested in working in the U.S. after graduation and would greatly appreciate it if someone could answer the following questions: 1. How...10
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+1Any advice about job hunting for junior level Real Estate analyst?I had a bachelor degree of urban planning from an Ivy school and started out re career after the graduation. The company I worked for was a newly established repe firm one hour from NYC and the owner is now planning to sell it. Why did I know it? On my first year anniversary, The owner asked me...10
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1 week 20 hours ago
+1Credit Card Point for Major PurchaseHello everyone, I know this may not be specific to investment banking but would like some advice. I have some student loans I have to pay off, and I am going to buy a new car. Total for both is about 65K, i have enough to pay for both with no loan needed. I want to put it on a credit card that...10
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+1No time for cars, re-direct from BSCH forumHello WSO, First time on the forum. I'm in need of some timely assistance with a transition that is now consuming my ability to live. Please offer anything you can to point me in the right direction. I was formerly enrolled as a law student on the west coast at a relatively...10
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+1My chances of getting into London Business School?Delete this ..........................................?...............................................10
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+2CICC vs BB IBD 2017Hey monkeys, a quick, classic and evolving question about CICC vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Dead or Alive: Name 3 People You Would Have Dinner With 10
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+1Too many degrees?I am currently a rising sophomore, non-target top 50 UG, and am interested in investment banking. I am majoring in math and finance and also am going to do a 4+1 in accounting (masters program). I was thinking of going for an MFE after that, but is that overkill? Should I just apply for an...10
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+1O&G investing?I am currently a corporate strategy intern at a supermajor. My boss has suggested that I complete a research project by the end of the summer on a topic of interest. He has really given me free reign, just asking me to run the idea by him before starting. Although I am somewhat knowledgeable on...10
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+1Uk snap elections We're close to the GE date. I have few ideas to share with you.. waiting for your reply. **Tories**: May issued a bridge to nowhere with the leitmotiv "No Deal Better than a Bad Deal". A lot of lies from the duo May - Johnson. Imo is a NO. **Labour**: Corbyn's idea of...9
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+11st year at firm in Palo Alto, where to live in SF for commute and around other ambitious finance types?I'll be starting at a firm near/in Palo Alto this fall. I want to live in SF because all my friends will be moving there but it means I will need to commute. 1) Where do most finance people live? One of the biggest hesitations in taking this job is that I get annoyed by overt...9
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+1Interview - SMBC Capital Markets Hi all - I recently made my first post discussing my interest about breaking into IB, and my current career/skills. I've been talking to some MM banks, but have an interview coming up at SMBC CM for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1Can acquaintances get you jobs?For instance, can lecturers that visit your company, who are either former employees of BBs or current managers of branches, get you jobs, or do these types of connections stop at that level?9
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+1Should I put deal experience on my resume coming out of university?I currently work part time at a boutique IB/ corporate advisory firm while finishing my last year of university. The firm specialises in small and microcap companies, so the deals I've worked on are never above $10m give or take. I've got a summer stint lined up for Big 4 CF so...9
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+1Paying for an internship in Asia??Hi everyone, Has anyone gone through the CareerUp internship programs? They cost around 4.5k + airfare for 1 month of internship experience in finance/accounting roles in SE Asia. I talked to the customer service rep on the phone but couldn't figure out what I would actually be doing in...9
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+1Value Break Analysis | RestructuringHey - I have seen the concept of "value break" analysis tossed around when looking into restructuring. Does anyone have a technical example of this (i.e., with numbers / quick math), or a good explanation of this? I have an interview tomorrow and would greatly appreciate any guidance....9
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+1Sciences Po Paris Hi, I'm interested in pursuing a Master of Science at Sciences Po Paris, I've heard that they have a great brand name and on the top of that multiple prestigious partnerships with Top 30 B-school all over the US. Any recommendations ? Thanks a lot9
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+1U Penn LAW has a certification in management from Wharton -- good for IB?Hi everyone. I am planning on going to law school. I'd like to work in BigLaw, but I want to always keep my options open. Based on the feedback I have gotten elsewhere, I am looking at U Penn Law. I have two questions. 1. What is the reputation of U Penn Law amongst Investment...9
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+1JPMC Soph Development FellowshipJust wondering who else got the invite?? Very excited seems like a great opportunity super interactive 2 trips 3 days in Chicago 3 in NYC. 9
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+12.9 GPA to 3.68 GPA in one semesterI am in a situation in which my in-major (Finance) GPA will have the potential to go from a 2.9 to a 3.68 by the end of the Fall semester. This would be accomplished with a combination of retaking classes this summer and getting straight A's in the Fall. Now, before you start grilling me...9
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+1Can you help me understand tax credits please? ELI5?I have been reading about sources of capital for a project, I understand debt, private equity, etc. But I am a little confused about tax credits. I read that "tax credits are federal govt granted tax breaks that developers can apply for and be allotted for developing low income income...9
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+1Most important excel short cuts in IBWhat are the most important excel short cuts to know for IB? So which one do you use most frequently?9
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+1Best Resources I'm starting an internship at a distressed and turnaround focused PE firm. Best resources to go over before I begin? 9
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+1How much of what you learn in college is useful?Monkeys, How much of what you learn in college is actually useful in investment banking and high finance? I frequently find myself reading about companies spending a lot of time training <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1McGill Desautels Faculty of ManagementI was wondering if some of you could share their taughts on Desautels for econ/finance? I am also considering HEC Montréal because I am a french Canadian. How hard is it to get in honours program? Thanks alot!9
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+1GMAT Sacrifices, unpaid leave?Hi All, Boy I sure go from strength to strength with my posts (see previous post here: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/mba-change-of-heart-timing-critical). Since the time of my last post I've made commitments to a routine study plan. I've familiarised myself with the...9
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+1LSE application: my course pick for breaking into IBDMonkeys, I'm studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> and my score will be decisive for get into an LSE program. I can choice 2 course at the beginning. My best...9
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+1Tricky finance interview questionHey all, I had a short interview with a Finance department. The interviewer was not happy with my answer. He asked me: Question: "Say your marketing director comes to you and asks for $100,000 to fund his marketing project in Walmart, would you give it to him"? Me: Well,...9
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+1An intership in January, is it possible?Hi, I'm a rising Senior in a non target B-School. Part of my program requires from me to find a 4-6 months internship in January. My objective would be to get that internship in IB. I started looking and cold emailing since the 1st of June, so far nothing as expected. But as I was...9
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+1Job Growth ProjectionsAccording to this [Bloomberg article](https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-job-projections-2024/), the Healthcare and Renewable Energy industries are projected to have the largest employment growth over the next ten years. Occupations in the healthcare industry are abundant in the list of...9
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+1Just joined WSO and looking to get into PEHi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning to attend an MBA and make a transition...9
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+1MBA Associate at Top BB - What to expect with zero deal experience?Hi Monkeys, Associate joining a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1You Can Become An "Elite" Resident In Thailand For $60,000It seems like Thailand really wants people to come to their country, even going as far as offering an "elite" residency for $60,000. Not only do you become a VIP of Thailand, but the government provides a concierge service. According to this <a...9
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Music for making it rainHi! Do you rainmakers have any songs you listen to for motivation? I need a playlist to get in the spirit of competition, but have practically no songs to compose said playlist. Despite having an okay taste in music (jazz, mostly) I become Paris Hilton when the music needs to turn me into a...8
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+1Outside of NYC working in IB, what do you tell people that you do?I'm in a large city (SF/LA/Chicago/Miami/Houston) but not NYC where finance is king. What do others that work in IB tell people what they do for a living when it comes up in regular conversation? Depending on the day and the intelligence of the person I'm speaking with I'll say...8
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Do Employers Verify Transcript/GPA with College?If so, how? ~minimum length is 100 characters so just wasting space...............................................~8
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1How to break into FinanceLong time WSO reader but first time posting, so please bare with me. I recently graduated a Top 50 public college with an Economic and Political Science major. I was part of multiple clubs and was held multiple positions in my fraternity on campus. I had a 3.5/4.0 GPA and interned at a...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Switching to Investment SalesI currently sell residential real estate and want to make the move to investment sales. Coming from a non-target school with a finance & accounting background, my goal was always to do something in commercial RE in a major city (preferably New York), but after graduation a few years ago...8
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1 week 20 hours ago
+1Valuation Method TechHello, My professor asked us to come up with a company and show in 4 slides: Financials and a price we would be aiming to sell the company for. I have my Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow but I am stuck in this last part. I don't know how to come up with a price to sell...8
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Resume without a skills sectionWould it be bad to have a resume without a skills section? I realize I don't really have any skills besides microsoft office...8
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1What happens directly after a super-day?I'm curious about how things go down directly after the conclusion of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span>. What is the process like? Do you go through a list of the candidates and one by one either say vouch...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Modeling PracticeWhat is a good starting point for learning to model like a pro? It seems like the vast majority of modeling is centered around <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span>'s. Is that...8
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2 days 3 min ago
+1JP Morgan to VegasJPM has announced that they will open a [commercial banking outpost in Las Vegas](http://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-expanding-to-vegas-2017-6). With all the alcohol, gambling, and other illicit activities, what could go wrong? Although many things could go wrong (hangover-esque...8
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23 hours 31 min ago
+1Bill Gates would do the followingBill Gates says he'd choose: AI, Energy, Or Bioscience if he's in college once again. Let's put whether he'll graduate aside. Most of my friends are in the field of Bio or CS ---> going for Deep Learning, Machine Learning or others. Are those majors the...8
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Career advice for M7 MBA applicationsHello! Having completed a MSc. in Finance at top 5 UK univ. and a long-term internship at #1 European M&A EB at my country (eastern European) I am currently looking for a full-time job to start my career. For this I need your valuable advice. I want to go to a M7 MBA and I want to...8
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Break into Development from M7 MBA programHi guys, I will be attending an M7 MBA program coming this fall and want to transition from an architectural project management role to development or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...8
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4 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Prairie Capital AdvisorsAnyone have any experience with this firm? They seem to have a few offices around the country, but I can't find much else on them with regards to size, dealflow, etc. Would welcome any information!8
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+1How much staffing on typical PE deal?Quick question for the other private equity guys on here. How do you typically staff(or get staffed on) live deals? Is it as lean as a VP/Associate pair with Partner oversight? Would multiple associates get staffed on a larger deal? I know it differs firm to firm, but curious to get...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1How is PJT Partners almost two years post BX spinoff?Any opinions on that? It's been almost 2 years since the spinoff from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>. How is PJT as a place to work? Deal flow? "Preftige"?...8
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1What did you find most helpful when preparing for case interviews?I've done a decent amount of reading up on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">case interviews</a></span> (case in point, victor cheng videos, consulting clubs at my uni) but still don't know where to go...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Lender RankingsFor difficulty to get in, how would the different CRE lenders of Debt fund, Lifeco, Bank, CMBS, agency, etc. rank? At origination level, how would compensation vary? 8
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4 weeks 1 hour ago
+1How long do Boutiques take to send written offers?So I finished a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with a boutique bank and a few hours after I left my contact at the bank (an associate) called to say I did a really good job and everyone liked me. He did not...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Asset Management v Direct Lending<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> Role v. Analyst for a direct lender (Think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/prudential"...8
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1 week 20 hours ago
+1Quickest way to build credit score?Seeking advices from you monkeys on how to quickly build up your credit score in the US. Long story short, I'm a Canadian who will be relocating to the US to work soon. Sadly, all the credit history I've built over the years are not transferrable to the US, so I'll be starting all...8
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1 day 4 hours ago
+1PE Bruh: Bschool Now or Next Year?Hey guys, figured I'd throw this out there and see what feedback the WSO community had for me. A quick background: 1) 2 years at an "elite boutique" in NYC 2) 1 year at mm pe fund: closed 1 deal early on but fund couldn't raise capital so jumped ship at the end of my first...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+1What clothes to wear as a graduate? (complete newbie)I got a trainee job at Big 4 in London, in a technology role. I know nothing about fashion so if you could tell me the exact name of the style of 'jeans' or shirts I should wear that would be great. What colours? What budget should I have? Where should I shop? Out of curiosity...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Uber CEO ResignsAfter several months of scandals and upper management issues, including many key figures leaving, investors have had enough and Kalanick is being forced to resign. It's surprising to see investors turn their back on a startup founder, because there is this "founder-above-all"...8
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19 hours 51 min ago
+1Incoming Freshman seeking guidance regarding financial modelingI'll be attending college in the fall and wanted to get a head start and learn financial modeling and valuing companies. Are Martin Shkreli's videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrNYyJEnFI) a good resource for me to learn modeling and valuating a company? It seems to be...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use Of Wrong Gender PronounsWhat THE FUCK. Have they been drinking too much maple syrup! This can't be a good thing, can somebody chime in on the unseen repercussions. Jordan Peterson had this to say: “Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson. “We will seriously regret this.” ...8
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+1In good shape for SA?Hey so I go to a non-target Canadian university (Science major). Finance gpa is 3.97 and cGPA is 3.6. I have considerable finance experience from various roles at the university (VP finance, investment club) and from a part-time job as well. Do you think I'd have a shot at 2018 SA position...7
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+1Operations Finance roles?Interviewing with a large consumer goods corporation. Does anyone have an insight on what an operations financial analyst does? I know I'm not being too descriptive but just curious about the field.7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Need advice: First timer attempting an LBOHello All! I am in serious need expert counsel. I am a small business trying to acquire another business. I am not from Finance background. I have financial statements of the target and need help with the following: a: CIM: Aimed at debt providers b: Advice on structuring the deal (Efficient...7
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+1BNP Paribas 2017 Intern Program posted on 5/18, Legit?I found a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> program posted for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas...7
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+1Experiences with Bourne Partners, Dragonfly Capital or Tobin GroupIt seems Charlotte is growing in the IB area, however it still seems that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and good jobs are still fairly scarce. I was doing some research about...7
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Lowe’s Wants To Turn Its Workers Into Super-HumansWith all the news of automation possibly replacing thousands of bottom-line jobs, it seems like Lowe's is trying to implement advanced technology in a different way. Instead of replacing workers with machines, the <a...7
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1One year programsWhat would you guys think is the best one year masters program? Want to go into PE and looking for best program to learn and for placement. Coming out of a target undergrad, graduating early and want to do a masters my 4th year7
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5 days 15 hours ago
+1Apple's Answer to Amazon Echo Announced. Will This Work? Apple today released its own voice based Artificial Intelligence speaker for smart home. Its going to be an answer to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>'s Echo and Google's Home....7
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Capital One "Principal Associate"?Is this the equivalent of an Associate role at a BB in a CB group? They have a Principal Associate role in the Commercial Underwriting group but they are labeling it as an AVP role which seems very back office to me. I'm currently at a BB in a CB role and our hierarchy does not include...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Getting the CFA?Hi all, I am going into my Junior year of college at a large state school and am planning to get into a F100 <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Cold emailing etiquetteAt what level of seniority do you use Mr/Mrs. instead of first names for a cold email? Strictly wondering for the first point of contact, I usually address them as whatever they sign off as after regardless of seniority. Also, should you be explicit when asking for a call OR coffee? Or let...7
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6 days 17 hours ago
+1Google Sales to Top 15 MBA to MBBAfter 4 years in YT ad sales (probably similar work to tech consulting) at Google I am off to a top 15 MBA (700 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>, 3.5+ undergrad GPA). I want to...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1What kind of ECs should I do to better my chances at applying to target schools like Wharton, Ivies, Stern, etc. for ibanking?Currently a high school sophomore with a ~4.4 weighted GPA (my school does not provide on demand access to it, I have to wait until report cards come out in a few weeks), and last quarter I was ranked 9th of my class of around 300 and steadily rising each and every quarter. I got a 1280 on my...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1How much do you spend on sport?I am a huge premier league football fan and I attend football games when I can. I am thinking of buying a season ticket which costs £900 for the season. However the travel will add another £600 for the whole season. This season ticket will guarantee me around 25 games. How much money...7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Need advice on career pathTo keep it short, I am 25 and graduated 2 years ago from a non target (reputable school though) with Econ degree and landed a gig with an F50 top firm in basically Financial Ops as an Analyst. I loved the culture and people but I hated the job with a passion and my commute was horrendous. I also...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1has anyone moved from working in Construction management to REIT or REPE? In a nutshell, I am a year out of college, I graduated from a state school in NY ranked in the top 100 in nation with a degree in ECON. My GPA was a 3.5 (not the greatest GPA or school) After college I went to work for a construction management firm, Im currently finishing up my...7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Investment Banking - Real EstateHello Monkeys, I am a rising Junior with an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> this summer. Recently, I was assigned to the Real Estate division within Investment...7
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+1Is an MBA the right move? B4 ConsultantAs you’ll see from previous posts – Career has been Big 4 Audit, Big 4 Consulting, Big 10 State School… I’ve spent the last 2 years looking at options to move into a more strategic position both in industry and via other consulting firms. Opportunities have been extremely...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Shoes for analyst level bankersCould someone please recommend me some casual smart shoes for entry level bankers? I am thinking about something like Giuseppe Zanotti or Ferragamo. Found a couple of appealing drivers from these two designers....7
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1 day 16 hours ago
+1Accenture Strategy Analyst viability for Top MBA or MBB down the road?I am considering an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Strategy as an Analyst and am deciding if it's worth accepting or to continue looking at other consulting...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1What to prepare for the final round case study for a position of Junior Trader at Flow Traders?....................................................................................................7
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6 days 21 hours ago
+1Orange ties, is it a GO or a NO? So this is by far the dumbest question I asked on here, but would you consider wearing an orange tie during a networking event, members only club, or even for first impressions? Does it make you stand out a little too much? Thanks guys!7
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1 day 19 hours ago
+1Is Nevada a good choice for a C Corporation?Hi guys, I'm new to the Finance world and I'm trying to understand it all. I don't know which forum I should belong too, but I'm slowly learning. So to my question: Is a Corp in Nevada a good choice?7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Most intellectually interesting & challenging Investment Banking jobs & divisions?Prologue: Most college grads today are obsessed with M&A but as we all know, a junior banker in M&A does a lot of basic grunt work (at least that's what monkeys in this forum suggest). If that's true, why do people praise M&A a lot? I'm guessing the pay and exit...7
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1 week 21 hours ago
+1Looking to get into MBB 2018, should I do this intern or travel instead?Hi guys, Looking for some advice here. Currently a 3rd year student (4-year degree), have the following offers: -Accepted offer for (ATK/LEK/S&/OW - one of those) internship and will be doing that for the next 2 months -In the interview process (either 1st/final round) for the...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Splits on Off Market In-House DealsI'm curious and need some advice. I have sourced a now off-market opportunity (was listed previously but didn't sell) and have found a potential buyer for the property through another broker in my office. How should I go about dividing up the commission with my colleague? I...7
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2 days 15 hours ago
+1Have you ever been outed from a post on WSO?Relatively speaking, the world of high finance is small. Have you ever recounted a story on here that bit you in the ass later, i.e. someone figuring out who you were because you were talking shit, or at worst an offer being rescinded?7
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2 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Asking your employer for money when they use your idea that'll save millionsLet me preface by saying I work in CRE AM for a huge company that does over $40 billion in revenue. Now, I think that I have come up with an idea that in its maturity, should raise the average occupancy on our debt properties by ~1% which would generate an additional ~$50 million in revenues,...7
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1MBA...BU vs BC??Hello everyone! I was recently accepted to the full time MBA program at BU and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span>. I have worked in a middle office position for two years and I am now trying to make the leap...7
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+1Do super athletes outperform others in other fields?https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2017/06/14/russell-westbrook-invests-in-social-media-news-startup/amp/ Off the court, Russell Westbrook just made an investment in a social-media start-up. It has become very common for people to acquire information (whether credible or not) from...7
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4 days 13 hours ago
+1H2 Capital Partners???Does anyone know much about them? I just got an email from them wanting to set up a call to tell me about their shop, etc. I can't find a company website or a lot of info on them. From what I can find they're a smallish RE hedge fund of some sort. Anyone familiar with them...7
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+2Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours?Hello! Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours? For example, roles that are close to M&A salaries but with less working hours? Thanks!7
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3 weeks 20 hours ago
+1A Republican National Labor Relations Board under Trump[Marvin Kaplan has been selected to hold a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, making him the second Republican on-board along with the Chairman](https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-nominates-marvin-kaplan-for-national-labor-relations-board-seat-1497957209). Another vacant seat is...7
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22 hours 43 min ago
+1BAML in CharlotteAfter looking through the forum there aren’t very many recent post about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> Charlotte. I do not have many contacts within <span...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Women and Pantyhose: The Thread to End all ThreadsI used the search bar and read through all relevant threads, but there has been no consensus so far. Thoughts on not wearing pantyhose with a skirt suit during an interview?7
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16 hours 42 min ago
+1UChicago UndergraduateGoing through past posts from 2007-2012 i've seen a lot of discussion on the state of recruiting/presence of uchicago in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span...7
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+1Hi to all incoming bankers: Would you say that we're actually a pretty boring folk who just talks about career and deals all dayI know that some of my old "friends" are taking behind my back, saying that I am quite boring since all I can talk about is career or other stuff related to career. 7
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+1Graduate programm in REHi, I am going to finish my undergraduate studies at the end of this year. After that, I've planned to do a Master. In the future I would like to work in RE. Is it common to do a specialized RE master programm, because here in Europe we have just very few master programmes that have...6
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+1S&T Bonus, why so different from IBD?Could be completely wrong on this and would love to learn more. Based on some of the numbers I have seen, why aren’t S&T bonuses higher or at least in line with IDB. Based on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...6
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5 hours 23 min ago
+1Advice please: Investment Sales (Multifamily) --> Acquisitions Analyst (Commercial)Hi all, Apologies if this is a bit lengthy/ranty! I am currently an analyst on an investment sales team focusing on multi family but more broadly, residential investment as a whole. I am looking to break into REPE and more importantly out of residential and into commercial. Unfortunately I...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Will AI wipe out the human race?Elon Musk has said, "The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most. Please note that I am normally super pro technology and have never...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Multi-Family Operating MarginsIt is my understanding , that operating margins for multifamily range from 50% to 70% given variables such as number of units, payroll, tax rate, etc. I'm looking at a deal where the GPs operating margin is slightly north of the high end of the range listed above. This GP has a...6
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2 days 15 hours ago
+1What can I do to make my resume stand out?I am a rising sophomore at a semi-target/target school. Unfortunately, I do not have an internship this summer. So, in an attempt to use my spare time wisely, I've been reading tons of stock <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 day 23 hours ago
+1Infrastructure - levered or unlevered DCFAnyone have any ideas on whether a levered of unlevered dcf is more suitable for infrastructure companies? (infrastructure in terms of highways)61 month 5 hours ago
+1Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Amaazon FirestickAny opinions on Roku vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> Fire Stick vs Apple TV? Would like pro/cons on the three before committing to one6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Business Valuation vs. Audit as foundation to run a businessIf my end goal is to run a small business, what would be a better foundation-a few years in audit or a few years in business valuation? I would assume that audit would teach one more about the accounting principles that are involved while valuation would offer one greater insight into the...6
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1 week 19 hours ago
+1Am I still in the running? Real Estate Capital Markets CMBS AnalystHi all, Just need some practical advice to ease my nerves.. I have been in the running for an analyst position for a well known firm to work on their Real estate capital markets team that does CMBS lending. This opportunity was not publicly posted as I found out about this opportunity by...6
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+1McKinsey MBA Emerging Scholar InterviewI was very fortunate to have been selected as a finalist for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Emerging Scholar MBA program and had a question about interviews that take...6
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6 days 16 hours ago
+1Fundamental L/S equity analyst to alphacapture product managerI am currently an analyst at a 200m AUM hedge fund working as a fundamental equity L/S analyst. Got an opportunity to interview for an alphacapture product manager role at one of the largest/prestigious quant HFs in the world. Would this kind of move make sense? I understand that quant HFs are...6
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1 week 1 day ago
+1UBS vs CS PFG Capital Raising - culture & hours?Curious to know if anyone has worked or interned in either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span>...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Rising senior IU Kelley finance 3.1 GPA trying to break into IB will I need grad school due to my low GPA?I should have joined the banking workshop when I was a sophomore, but I was rather lazy my first few years and let my GPA crumble after that. All of my roommates are in the workshop and I've gained an interest in the field from them. I'm going into my senior year with a rather weak GPA...6
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Watch for MBB undergrad hireAny recommendations for watches (preferably under $100, not going for incredible quality but more a solid look) for new hires at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>?6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1IB Ops at BB or Financial Analyst at Disney? nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn6
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2 days 18 hours ago
+1dark chili allen edmonds?Is the color dark chili okay for park aves or fifth aves? or should i stick with dark brown if i go brown?6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Need to stock up on dress shirts - brand?Hey WSO- I'm looking to refresh my wardrobe with the basics. Ideally I'm looking for maybe a dozen new dress shirts. Nothing too flashy, just classic blue or white shirts. Anyone have suggestions of the best value/quality here? For reference, I've typically been a j crew slim...6
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1 week 23 hours ago
+1Advice for University studentSo long story short I am entering my third year at a Canadian university studying political science and a minor in geography. My goal was to go to law school after I graduate but I realized this past year that this dream is no longer of interest for me and instead want to focus on a career in...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Blackrock Fixed Income TraderHi guys, I am currently a structurer on the sell side non <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I do get to trade but mainly for hedging and execution. I do not run my own P&L,...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Kellogg MBA - Chances for Tier 1 & 2 consultingI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Why does it take so long for interview to call back?So I applied to an analyst job with a boutique IB (20-30 ppl). The HR manager emailed me 2 days later to schedule a phone interview with one of the partners. I did well with the interview, and the HR manager emailed me the same day to schedule me another phone interview with the VP. I had the...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1IPO number of sharesPlease kindly assist with the following questions: * Number of shares issues - what really determines the number of shares issued? * Liquidity risk - how can one make sure there will be enough liquidity in the market when deciding the number of shares to issue for an IPO6
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4 days 7 hours ago
+1MBB -> MBA -> MBB -> BB IBDThis thread is about the US. Let's consider the following hypothetical career: MBB -> MBA -> MBB -> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2FIG Interview - urgent help neededHey, got an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> planned at a lower <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Is it too late to break into Finance?I am a rising Junior at Baruch College with a 3.2 GPA. Currently I am working at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) as a Programmer Analyst III. NYP is the most prestigious hospital in the NYC area is ranked by U.S. News as the #1 Hospital in the NYC area and the #6 in the country. Since...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1What're my chancesHey all, Just looking for some feedback/advice on my chances of getting an IB internship for summer 2018. I am a rising junior at an elite LAC (semi-target depending on the firm), have a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1How do I ask my current CEO for a referral?Hello WSO, I'm just a monkey who is in his junior year at a non target university. I currently work as a financial analyst intern at an oil and gas operator mainly working in acquisitions and investor relations with about 1 year of experience here. My current CEO was an investment banker...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1CMBS/RMBS - How to break into?A little background about me - I'm doing my MSRE at a non-target. As I'm interested in structured products, I feel like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-mortgage-backed-security-mbs">MBS</a></span> is what I...6
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+12nd year vc analyst, fund closed down, what now?I live in Asia. I worked in a VC for a year, then the partner I worked for there decided to leave to start his own VC fund. I joined him because he brought in exciting deals, was a good mentor, and was offering to pay me much more. He assured me the funds had already been raised, and it was in...6
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1 week 3 hours ago
+1Waterfall question..Hey, I am trying to build a model with a term sheet found in WSO RE Model Google Drive and I got stuck when I tried to tackle the waterfall section of the model. The term sheet states that it will purchase the property with full equity and refinance it at the end of Y2. So is it correct...6
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+1How Do You Invest Your Personal PortfolioI'm intrigued by the differences in opinion among so many investors, as there is really no right or wrong way to invest your assets. So it got me thinking: How do you invest your personal portfolio and what is your strategy? Are some of you still stock-pickers? Do some of you just...6
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+1RBC- Equity Derivatives Interview- GELP Academy SuperdayHi everybody, Voila, in two week I am going to have an interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> in their Equity Derivatives. The program is called the GELP (Global Equity Linked Products)...6
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+1Is Harvard Responsible For Every Bad Thing That Has Happened in American Business and The Economy?Monkeys, was reading this NYT book review on 'The Golden Passport' which is about Harvard Business School and how it brought a spiral in capitalism and made it materialistic. [Link](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/books/review/golden-passport-duff-mcdonald.html?_r=0) [quote]...6
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+1RetradingInterested to hear opinions on retrading both from the principal side and the brokerage side. Couple questions come to mind... 1.) As a broker are retrades expected regardless of buyer or is that truly filtered out? As a GP we all hear about "burning bridges" but is that just lip...6
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+1HEC vs IE - MIFHi everybody, I am going to pursue either HEC's MIF or IE's MIF. At the moment, I am pretty unsure on what to choose so I would like to get solid opinions and facts about the two programs. What I like of IE is that it has a really practical approach, the professors are great...6
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+1Best way to invest a signing bonus? Redacted to protect identity of poster. 6
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+2What's your favorite line/scene from American Psycho?"What do you do?" "I'm into, uh, murders & executions mostly." "Do you like it?" "That depends, why?"6
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+1Associate asked for my resume.. WTF NOW??I recently met for coffee with an associate from one of the big 5 Canadian banks.. He tested me a bit to start off, asking me "why banking? Why our bank? Give me your background".. Thankfully I was prepared and feel as if I had an overall good chat with the guy, asked good questions,...6
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+1Economics vs Applied Economics major?Hello fellow monkeys. Currently I am at the undergraduate level and I intend on pursuing a finance major alongside an economics major. However, my university offers both economics and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/applied-economics">Applied...6
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+1Entry Level Question: Assistant Property Manager Position as way to Break Into Real Estate?I just graduated from a well regarded, Semi-Target LAC with a low 3.0 range GPA and no real background in finance (not exactly a blue chip profile, I know). Based on conversations that I had while networking, I recently became very interested in Real Estate Investment as a career option....6
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+1"Work - at - home" investment banking internship - does it exist? Desperate new grad looking for advice. Hi Everyone, here is my dilemma that I hope you guys can help me with. Brief introduction, I'm a recent grad (2.5 months ago) looking for a FT job in IB. I was a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...6
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+1Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US?Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US? Whenever I read about star performers in the macro space, they happen to be London-based managers.623 hours 54 min ago
+1what role do AM Analysts play in dispositions?I know AM leads dispositions of assets and I'm sure this varies firm by firm, but from a general standpoint, where do the Analysts come into play? Are they interacting with the brokerage shops Analysts?6
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+1Telling people you didn't get bankingCurrently a rising junior, will be interning at a firm that is related to finance but not related to investment banking or anything <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> related. If...6
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+1Paying to have lunch with people...why?Hey monkeys, just read an [article](http://fortune.com/2017/06/10/warren-buffet-charity-lunch/) about a charity auctioning away a lunch with Warren Buffet. [quote]An anonymous fan of Warren Buffett agreed to pay $2,679,001 at an online charity auction to have lunch with the billionaire...6
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+1MBA PE InternshipsGreetings monkeys! I will be matriculating at Booth for my MBA in a few short months, though I intend to focus on recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and <span...6
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+1BSc thesis topic:I need your adviceMonkeys I'm looking for a good thesis topic. Macro topic is PE or M&A. About M&A my picks are: - Differences of M&A valuation from <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+2Why are gravediggers are so satisfied with their jobs?Every once in a while, I find it extremely calming and therapeutic to a long walk through a local cemetery. Alas, all the chaos and drama of life, subdued under a few feet of soil. The silence is pervasive and permanent. You'll soon notice correlations (albeit completely useless ones)...5
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+1cold email adviseI know I am very late to the party but I am trying to find an unpaid <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> before starting my MSF. I have made a pretty decent list of boutiques in my area with its...5
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+1Take offer from Booz Allen Hamilton?Hello All, I read some other BAH related material on this website, but none of it was any help to me. I'm looking for advice whether to accept an offer at BAH. I'm currently an engineer at a top 3 defense contractor and I want to move into the **management/strategy** consulting...5
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+1What is your number 1 tip to a newbie in the CRE world? I've always heard that the #1 tip in CRE is to always check the numbers. What's your #1 tip? Just thought i should get the conversation rolling for anyone new to the CRE industry. 5
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+1Worth going to UNC for Econ?Hey guys, so is it worth going to UNC if you cannot get into K-F (not as a business major/minor) and are forced to major in econ (as well as take a few business courses)? My other options right now, which I am considering are Vanderbilt and Northwestern. At Vandy and NW, I would spend the...5
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+1Canadian MBA to MBB ConsultingHi WSO, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the post MBA consulting scene in Canada. Which MBA programs would allow me to break into the top 3 Strategy firms? Based on my initial research, it seems that Ivey, Rotman, and Queens seem to be the most "target". Also since...5
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+1GPA on Resume Hey all, so I am a science student (Minor in commerce/finance) who just finished his third year at a non-target canadian uni. My cGPA is 3.60/4.00 (3.55 really tho), while my finance/commerce gpa is 3.97/4.00. I am thinking of putting both of these on my resume for recruiting in the <span...5
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+1From Undergrad to PEHey guys, I'm new to WSO but I've been stalking it for about a year now. I graduated high school literally two days ago, and my goal is to get into PE straight out of college. I know this is usually seen as a hard swing, but a few months ago I got into a top target school that has a...5
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+1Masters of Finance or Financial engineering?I was wondering in peoples opinion if a Masters of Financial engineering limits you to a quantitative roll in finance or could you still have one and work as something other than a quant? In terms of how they are regarded, which one comes out on top? I am looking to work in the <span...5
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+1Mixed Use Development - Using Mezz or PrefUnderwriting a mixed use project in a very strong infill LA market. The existing site is 4 parcels of crappy retail owned by a friend of mine who inherited the property through family. He has spent some time and money conceptualizing plans, drawings, and has been working through an LOI for...5
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