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+167IB Analyst Disaster.Haven't seen this post in a while, and I'm interested in hearing everyones stories. Below I've included my own story, which happened at a large boutique firm on the east coast. It's lengthy but hopefully a worthwhile read. To begin, I'm in the office it's...54
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+51WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...103
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+42How To Ask For AnythingWhatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help. A...23
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+26Ask 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...1077
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+34How NOT to NetworkFollowing up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it.... However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "<span class='keyword_link'><a...59
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+29What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some time this week going through the more popular posts on WSO, and a good chunk of them revolve around...321
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+27How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...62
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+29Mental Disorder called LiberalismIn which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"? - http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-releases-gender-list/2016/06/01/id/731809/ -...180
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+21"Getting Laid in College is Somewhat Overrated" [quote="<span itemprop="name">Attack_Chihuaha</span>"]<p>getting laid in college is somewhat overrated</p>[/quote] - @Attack_Chihuaha" 4/30/2017, Never Forget. How do you all feel about this? What are some other things that are overrated?...34
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+18New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey WSO Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!! The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the most interesting people in the world of finance. Talking with...27
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+15The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your MiseryI have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another <a...81
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+15CFA Charterholder who left finance and joined the Army—AMATitle explains it. I’m Alex Cook, and you might have seen my YouTube video on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Program. I can't post links here right now but...37
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+14List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...4
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+17WTF California ....... WTFSo I hit up the La Brea Tar Pits this past weekend when a friend was in town and we were looking for some cheap tourisity stuff to do. I hadn't been to the Tar Pits since grade school so I thought it would be kind of cool to go and it should only cost a couple of dollars if that. Well...44
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+13Open Discussion: CRE During a DownturnI want this thread to be a way to think out loud about how we do business during trying economic times. It seems many (most?) of us on this forum are newer to CRE and have never been in the industry during a recession/downturn/correction. For those of you who have, I'd love to get some...8
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+12The Art of Cheating SleepWhen I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can...92
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+11Mexico ---> illegally entering US ---> VP @ GSSurely I'm not the only one here who watches Tucker... Did anyone else see the girl he had on who was an illegal immigrant who became a VP at GS? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZjR3xLN6IyA" frameborder="0"...187
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+11Man dragged off United flightMany of you guys probably already saw <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/video-surfaces-of-man-being-dragged-from-overbooked-united-flight.html">the video</a> from last night of a man being dragged through the aisle of the United plane because it was overbooked. He was...170
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+12WSO Black T Shirts - 5 Day Flash Sale - 40% Off until Friday 4/21/17!Normally these are $19.99+$3 shipping ($23 all in), but to get these into more hands faster, we're going for a Flash Sale over the next few days - $14.99 + FREE SHIPPING (anywhere in the world) until 11:59PM on April 21st (this Friday!)...limiting this deal to the...39
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+11How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in PE, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner? I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from experience, but I value the application of anyone's mind.25
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+14Asian name on resume I am an international student and a rising junior at a semi-target/low target school. When crafting my resume, is it advisable for me to create an English name (the likes of John/Dan) to fend off xenophobia? Or should I just go by my real name, which all of my friends and previous employers...124
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+11Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite...67
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+10Why the heck do you have over 1,000 banana points?I hit 1,000 bananas about nine months back, went inactive, and now am back for the time being. When I reached that milestone, I couldn't help but ask myself: How the hell did I spend this much time on WSO? So, to the ~400 or so users with 1,000 or more banana points: Who are you? Why are...61
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+9Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in CanadaI've seen a lot of posts asking about target schools for finance in Canada. Since I've done a lot of research, I'm going to provide a quick summary to current/future students in Canada looking to break into Bay Street or Wall Street right out of college (without MBA, <span...58
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+8Favorite AthleteHello Monkeys, I have noticed many athletic related threads as of late and began to wonder which athletes WSO members would consider their favorite. It's hard to drill down to one, considering you can like athletes for many reasons (work ethic, natural skill, grit, DGAF attitude,...130
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+8You Get to Redo CollegeThe question is simple: if you could go and redo college, what changes/different decisions would you have made in your pursuit of a high finance career? It can literally be anything from which group of friends you surrounded yourself with to what type of <span...82
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+8Wall Street vs. Entrepreneurship I am very new to this but I thought I would post something I feel many of us students have thought about at some point in time. This may be more tailored to first-gen, low-income, students who attend non-targets. Can apply to others as well so feel free to critique? You spend hours at school,...47
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+8Learning coding on your own for finance?Hi guys, I started using codecademy to learn a little bit about javascript. I am not necessarily interested in pursuing a career in tech but I think nowadays it is important to have a minimum understanding of how programming languages work. Also, I want something different to challenge...22
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+72017 Commercial/Corporate Banking BonusesI'm curious to see how everyone fared in terms of commercial/corporate banking bonuses this year. Especially interested to hear about people who are only 1-2 years out of school (however, please feel free to share numbers for all roles and levels) Personally: Bulge bracket commercial...70
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+7Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some...43
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+8WSO 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...255 months 3 days ago
+71st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to WSO after learning a lot from here during the last few years. As the title states 1st year analyst (nearly 2) , have gone through the whole progression system; Spring > Summer > Grad...23
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+9How do atheists/agnostics live a happy life? *I want to start off by saying that I personally am not going to share my beliefs and am asking out of general curiosity. I am neutral on the topic and support people believing whatever they want to believe, this is more so for gain of different perspective/viewpoint of life.* So.. the title...123
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+7Regrets Due to FinanceI know similar questions have been asked in the past but I want to twist it a little. We all know that finance, broadly speaking, is a lucrative industry. Lots of young, hungry guys pursue a career in finance with the ultimate goal of making a lot of money and obtain that sought-after...12
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+710 Tips For Doing Business in ChinaHello monkeys, just thought about doing this since it’s applicable to many industries (i.e. Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Private Banking, and many more) <h3> Beginning the Relationship </h3> 1. Always remember the saying, “Let’s first become friends, then do...11
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+6My hippie mom doesn't want me to go into IBI'm a freshman at what you guys would consider a semi target (uva / mich / notre dame) and am at the point where i'm really trying to figure out the rest of my time in undergrad and what i want to do when i graduate. I'm good at finance, i understand how the IB path works and...111
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+7WSO Happy Hour: Thur 5/11, 7:00pm @Reichenbach Beer HallProst, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of May will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! Those who attended the April event have heard me wax about trying some new spots....this is one of them! Hoist a gorilla-size stein of beer and let's kick the weekend off right! @BillBelichick37"...9
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+6Google partners with Goldman Sachs in automating Investment BankingInvestment Banking has been considered an area in finance that is less vulnerable to automation, compared to others such as Trading. This no longer seems to be the case as Google is seeking to use API's to automate vast amounts of work that are traditionally done by Investment...53
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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...462 weeks 5 days ago
+6Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers? I commonly hear journalists spout...20
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+6Hombres Got Talent: My Brilliant Idea to Make Mexico Pay for The WallAlright so what if instead of deporting or imprisoning all of the illegal aliens we catch here in the US, we instead enlist them in an America's Got Talent esque talent show where Donald Trump Jr., Tucker Carlson and @TNA" serve as the three judges that can either grant someone the...5
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+6WSO - 12 Year Anniversary - Damn, I'm OldSo LinkedIn just reminded me that WSO has officially turned 12... this is insane to me. What were you doing in 2005? Damn...time flies. -Patrick06 days 21 hours ago
+5U.S. Corporate Tax Rate to 15%Lots of news coming off the Hill today with regards to Trump's new tax plan. Hopefully we'll get some kind of announcement by the end of the day. With the acknowledgement that 1) we don't know exactly how the plan is structured, 2) we don't know how it would be paid for,...66
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+5Balding, would you start taking propecia/rogaine? I'm almost 26, i'm balding, whatever. I'm comfortable enough in my own skin to live with it if there isn't a safe / affordable alternative. I hear about the side effects of propecia/rogaine which absolutely freak me out. With all the bad news out there about those two,...61
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+5Favorite Types of Music for Different SituationsGood morning Vietnam, I rarely see music discussed on this website, and as a person who listens to music almost every time I am not in class, with friends, etc. I am always looking for new music. I could go on for about 3 hours about all the artists I listen to, but I will keep it...59
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+5PE Horror StoriesWe thought (maybe just me) that PE would have none or significantly less of the silly bullshit that banking had. Would love to hear some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/elite-boutique-hours-culture">horror stories</a></span> of pre-MBA...56
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+5Deleting Facebook after College?Has anyone here considered deleting their Facebook account after they graduate? This is not on the basis of concern that recruiters will see anything negative on it. I spend way too much time on Facebook and taking a step back, all it really offers me is the chance to quickly connect with...47
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+5Is Corporate Development Underrated? As I've been researching the IB industry, I've noticed that corporate development is mentioned less frequently compared to PE and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...41
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+5Who pays $3.5k for a studio in NYC?I'm currently looking at apartments in Manhattan, aiming for around $2k or less in rent. I'm seeing a decent number of walkup 1 bedrooms around that pricepoint and many more if I increase my spending limit. However, there are a number of highrises with small studios that are going for...40
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+560% Chance of a Global Recession Within 18 MonthsNot to press the panic button or anything here, but according to the chief economist of Saxo Bank there is a 60% chance of a global recession happening in the next 18 months. You can read the full article <a...40
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+5Help me overcome this nightmare: PDF to ExcelI have been out of IB for almost a year, but cannot shake this reoccurring nightmare: people asking me to build models from financials in PDF. It was cute at first, but has quickly grown burdensome as my industry has complex financials (e.g. dozens of line items just for revenue and 30+ year...35
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+5What’s been your worst experience with an airline?Hey monkeys, title is pretty self-explanatory, and is based off of the recent happenings with United. Anyways, I’ll start. Probably around 12 years ago I flew from South Carolina to Wisconsin as an unaccompanied minor. Everything was going great and the airlines make it all operate very...22
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+5Kellogg vs. Anderson (w/ $) vs. Ross (w/ $)Want to get everyone's thoughts on my upcoming B-school decision. I'm a management consultant looking to make a career switch. I've loved my time at my company, but I've only ever been a consultant, and I want to try something new. I'm not tied to a specific role /...19
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+12My 2c Hey monkeys, Longtime lurker on this site and wanted to post some things that I have been thinking about lately. Background: I am from a growing non-target that sends a couple kids to IB every year. After recruiting, I was fortunate enough to land a SA offer. I’m going to start with...15
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+5Securitization - The hidden gem of IB?Hey guys, Just wanted to share my personal experience as an intern within Securitization for a few months. Headed into the internship not really knowing anything about it, but left holding the group in high regards. For those of you who don't know, securitization is where...14
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+8Rank these degrees in terms of prestige Please rank the following degree programs in order of prestige, as perceived by you. Please note that they are not listed in any specific order. -Oxford MBA -NUS MBA- Singapore -INSEAD MBA -Wustl Msf -CBS Msc -MIT Mfin -Georgetown MBA -UT Austin MBA -Rice MBA -Emory MBA -Nova...100
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+4French Presidential Candidate Proposing 100% Tax On The Rich Title says it all. Link is <a href=http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/18/news/economy/france-tax-rich-election-melenchon/index.html?section=money_topstories>here</a> if you wish to view the article. This tax would be on incomes over 400,000 euro which is $425,000. These income...82
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+4PE exec stops dating women that are too hotI started skimming the NY Post irregularly after I heard the Mulaney bit on it ("the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they’re trying to give you the gist"), and I saw an **AMAZING** article today about <a...63
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+6What do you think about classic hats? Fedoras, berets, newsboys, etc?Apart from the common tropes on reddit about fedoras being for loser nice boy types, what do you guys thinking of wearing fedoras in everyday streetwear? Would you don one? Oh, and please, I mean strictly fedoras. Not trilbies (which are often associated with the PUA scene). I was...62
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+4Americans are failing drug testing*** This is not a "oh no I smoke pot all the time and have a drug test for my SA gig coming up, how do I cheat it?" drug test type post as I've seen on here before. But according to an article <a href=http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/27/us/refugees-jobs-drug-testing/>on...56
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+4Tesla Pickup Truck?Read an article on Bloomberg that discussed Tesla's plans to unveil a pickup. This interested me because I think the US pickup market is one of the toughest to crack. A lot of truck guys seem to be traditionalists, and I'm not sure how they would feel about an electric pickup. There...50
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+4Investing in Private EquityHi everyone, To give you some background, I recently inherited around $2.0 million from my passed grandfather. I am looking into investing this money, but am rather skeptical of the market at the moment, and bond yields are very low. Of course, I will still diversify some money into those...49
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+4Private School instead of an inheritanceI came across a interesting concept the other day about sending your children to private school as an <a href="http://tonyisola.com/2017/04/the-case-for-early-inheritance/">early inheritance</a>. The article describes this family's decision to give their children (what...49
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+4Trump To Consider Breaking Up Wall Street BanksMorning everyone, hope we are all having a good start to the week. The following quote is from this <a href=http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/trump-weighs-breaking-up-wall-street-banks-raising-gas-tax>article</a> that I came across this morning. [quote] “I’m...46
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+4Good time for a new analyst to join L/S hedge fund?Hey guys, so I am looking into L/S equity hedge funds and would love to make a career of it, if not for the next 50 years or so, at least for the next 25 years. With the <span class='keyword_link'><a...43
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+4Should the Federal Reserve be Independent of political influence?Pretty straight forward question. Should the federal reserve be independent? I'd like to hear opinions for each side.40
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+4Non-Target hustled like hell, got offer at BX/Apollo/KKR, but feeling urge to get prestigious degree?Ok guys so this is something that's been on my mind for a while. Kind of drunk typing this but hey why not. I go to a non-target / borderline semi-target. Think Rutgers or American. Maybe quite good in the mind of the common man, but in high finance we all know my school's currency...37
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+4Graduating MSF - no jobPanic is starting to set in. In a few weeks I'll be graduating from my MSF degree with no job and 200k in debt (undergrad included). Over the past 2 months I have interviewed with 3 companies, 2 of which made it to the final round. The last one was heartbreaking because I crushed the...36
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+4Best Netflix OriginalsJust like the title says, what do you believe are top Netflix originals. I'm currently watching Sense8 and quite enjoying it. I've also seen House of Cards as well. Looking for more recommendations. **Shows I've watched:** Stranger Things Sense8 Narcos(season 1) The Get...33
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+4Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage?Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage? I mean Interviewers are just humans who can not have a completely objective view, especially when the interviewee is from their school. 32
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+4Career experts recommend you put some ridiculous stuff on your LinkedInShould I put “Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst @ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPMorgan</a></span> Sachs” on my LinkedIn? We see these posts on here get blasted pretty often. We all know IB is a competitive...30
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+4Introverts Who Learned to be Successful Networkers?I'm a very introverted guy who goes to a lot of networking events that are facilitated by my school, ULI, or local (North Texas) CRE industry groups. I work hard to become a better networker, but I'm not making much progress. I'm at a higher-end non-target that has an incredible...26
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+4Interviewer: So you don't come from a family of real estate?Had an interview a while back and this question came up. Couldn't believe it was asked as if it was necessary for the job. I want to go into the industry because of other inspiration and experience not because of some family tie or influence... How many of you started out not knowing anyone?23
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+4Connected with MD - No Idea what to DoHi guys, Thank you all for taking the time read and answer my post. I will remember all of you when I become successful one day.21
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+4Do Salesman and Traders clash? and who wins?Assuming that the Salesman is well versed in the product and markets, if a Salesman disagrees with a position that a Trader is trying to take, what exactly happens? It must be a tough spot for a salesman to be pitching an idea he doesn't even agree with to likely knowledgeable clients.17
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+4Friends after College? After college, the hours analysts work sucks and most college friends just go in their different paths. So how do you manage to make friends? Are your friends basically the other I bankers ? 12
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+814 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in SchoolI was recently cleaning out the stack of books in my office closet and came across something Charles J. Sykes wrote called "Dumbing Down Our Kids" I thought that this is a decent book and I particularly liked his list of "14 life rules" that I think all students should read....10
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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...42 months 2 weeks ago
+4How To Avoid Sacrificing Your Life For A Job20 years of life wasted. That’s what I thought when I saw this article talking about [big law firms culling...03 weeks 5 days 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...97
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+4Le Pen and Macron advance to second round of French presidential electionMarine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will advance to the second round of the French presidential election on May 7th. As of last night, the vote tally stands at: Le Pen: 23.4% Macron: 22.9% Fillon: 19.7% Melenchon: 18.6% Thoughts and comments? Who are you rooting for? For the...77
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+4How many months until BB SA 2018 recruitment?For current Sophomores looking to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...54
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+3What finance jobs can be done from a laptop at home or anywhere?I intend to have invasive surgery in the next five years that will require me to take six months to heal. I will still be able to use a laptop in the process of this surgery. What finance jobs can I get or build in which I can work from a laptop? Building a business is also a good option as...53
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+4Why do you think Shake Shack is struggling? Sales projected to be flat this year after pretty rapid growth. I think the place is really delicious (both burgers and chicken sandwiches), and it's priced super competitively, but I can see how the long waits can annoy common...53
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+3Should We Pay NCAA AthletesI know there is an old WSO thread on this but I want to rehash this age old conversation. Recently, the University of Texas announced $10,500 lockers for every athlete on the football team and I think it's ridiculous that they can roll these out and still argue against paying athletes a...47
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+3Is transferring to a Semi-Target worth it?As always, I'm super confused. I'm not going to PSU - Smeal since it is too much but should I prioritize transferring to a semi-target (I understand some don't believe this is a thing) such as Rutgers, UMich, UNC, UVA, etc. I feel like if I am able to transfer to one of these...41
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+3Watch under $100?Since i cant afford a $3000 watch, i consider buying a watch that only tells time. It at least should be suitable with business appeal, but dont have to mimic luxury design. Any rec?41
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+34x Leveraged ETFOn Monday, we had <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/etfs-are-weapons-of-mass-destruction">this thread</a> about how ETFs are potentially dangerous in the sense that investors wouldn't evaluate the underlying assets before buying them. Just yesterday, the...37
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+3Vanderbilt (full-tuition) vs UChicago ($15,000 scholarship) vs MIT (full-pay)Like the title suggests, I'm pretty split between these two schools. Vanderbilt would cost be around $16,000 a year, UChicago around $58,000, and MIT around $65,000. My parents are willing to fund my college education so cost is not that important but I would like it to pay off. At...35
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+3Family driver for 100K All-inJust saw a post on my LinkedIn feed for a driver to help a family out around NYC and the Hamptons. Pay is 100k all-in. Any of you monkeys would consider quitting your finance job for this? [quote="LinkedIn Post"]<p>I'm recruiting for an incredible family that's...34
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+3Everything in finance is shrinking - where do you think the opportunity is?So as you guys are all aware, IB headcount is decreasing, PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> positions are much more difficult to secure with the golden years ended...33
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+3We need to let you goHey guys, I was announced on Friday that it wasn’t going to work out at my current firm and that I would need to start looking to transition somewhere else. I need some advice. The situation now is that they are letting me stick around for a few months to finish the deals I’m staffed...33
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+3Stanley Cup PredictionsFor the hockey fans. Pick your team, talk your shit. Huge Caps fan over here and I'm thinking this might finally be the year they can polish off an unhealthy Penguins roster on their way to the cup. 33
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+3Family Office - Exit OppsCurious if anyone knows someone or has worked within a Family Office (~$2bn in equity) and what exit opps look like? Specifically, how it would look to Business Schools, REPEs, and potential investors if one was to open their own fund one day.31
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+3No Internship For This Summer?Hi All, I was just wondering what choices do I have now that I have not been able to find an internship in Investment Banking. Everywhere that I have reached out I was rejected. I can't even find a bank that is small enough to consider taking me. (If there are any databases of small,...30
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+3How to take good notesAnyone have any tips about how to get down all important details in a meeting that might last several hours? I find it really hard to concentrate for that period of time, and sometimes notice my attention dropping in longer meetings. I'm trying to find a way to make sure I can pick up...28
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+3Where are all the S&T monkeys?Been on WSO for a while now and I just realized that everyone on this site is either aiming for IB or working in IB. Made me ask: Do many college kids aim for S&T (seems like everyone ik is aiming for IB) and how's the S&T industry holding up nowadays?28
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+3North KoreaI have my own opinions on the matter, but I've heard two sides of the coin and am curious what everyone thinks. I'm also very interested to hear some international perspectives on the situation. **General consensus:** Most people I've spoke to agree that North Korea has been...28
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+3Masters in Finance after M.S. in Financial Engineering, yay or nay?I graduated with a M.S. in Financial Engineering last year and I am currently working in valuation services. My true interest is in IB but haven't been able to break through yet. One thing I've learned with my current position and (little) recruiter feedback is that the three finance...28
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+3Feds Making A Literal Federal Case Out Of Uber’s BehaviorOnce again, Uber is in the news. This time it's pissed off not only majors of cities, taxi drivers, countries, employees, but now it's the federal government. As quoted by the <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/2017/05/uber-greyball-feds/">article</a>; [quote]...27
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+3Rank 20-25 MBA but still expensive hello ! I'm an Asian dude who is 33 years old! I have around 8 years' work experience in middle office roles in corporate banking - Not IB and not <span class='keyword_link'><a...27
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+3Zimbabwe Banks to Accept Cattle as CollateralHello Monkeys, today I found quite an interesting article about using livestock as collateral on loans. As pointed out in the comments, this is not actually new but rather something that has been going on for years. Well it looks like Zimbabwe is planning to rewind their financial system to...26
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+3USC MSF or Wustl MSFHi, I just got accepted into USC Marshall's MSF program. I am still waiting for notification from WUSTL(Corp. Finance Track). I am just wondering which school should go for if i get accepted by WUSTL. I am a <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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+3Bereavement Leave in IBDHello monkeys, I recently read this [article](https://www.fastcompany.com/40410046/the-bigger-lesson-from-facebooks-new-bereavement-leave-policy?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss) about Facebook's bereavement leave...25
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+3Cornell vs. USC vs. MichiganHi guys - looking for some advice here. I was admitted to Cornell University (School of Hotel Administration,) University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (I was admitted as a Sping Admit,) and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business (Pre-Admit.) I am completely torn...24
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+3Wharton-Lauder MBA - people hating on Philly?Hi guys, haven't visited WSO for a long time but started to read the forums again as I am planning to apply for MBA next year in round 2. My goal is to transition from Big 4 into either <span class='keyword_link'><a...24
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+3ETFs are weapons of mass destruction...Here is a recent article on Bloomberg states that passive investing with ETFs can be a very dangerous situation for the future where investors don't consider valuations, creating the difference between actual value and inflated value of the markets. What do you think about it? It does look...22
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+3Cold emails - what makes you answer?Recently began cold emailing alums and some recruiters and it's usually hit or miss. I know that there are times when your mailbox is practically full and there's just too much work to do - I'll probably won't hear from you (which I understand). I was wondering what you...21
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+5The Art of Cheating on your gf/wifeSaw the post about "Cheating Sleep". Figure I'd start a sequel. :) In all seriousness, monogamy is only beneficial for two groups of people: 1) women - they have a biological incentive, since babymaking takes 9 physical months and years of nurture / time investment. a guy...21
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+3REPE Megafund Asset Management CompHello, I'm currently a junior at an Ivy with a 3.7 GPA. During SA recruiting I turned down a few IB offers to work for the real estate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...20
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+3"El Chapo Act" - thoughts?[El chapo act](https://youtu.be/r83nLBSrfys) Didn't want to dive into politics but I couldn't help myself not to share this. Ted Cruz is proposing an act where all El Chapo's assets would go into building Trump's wall. Perhaps his best proposal in the last 2 years?...18
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+3What range of MBA Programs will give you a Good Shot at Six-Figure f500 jobs?If you're aiming for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> consulting or IB, they recommend you need to go to an M7 school, or t15 at the lowest. Getting those long-hour, high-paying, prestigious...17
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+3Skirt Suits or Pant Suits Preferred at IB's?I'm going to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+3Any tips for job hunting out-of-state?Hey monkeys, I'm looking for a job in the SF/San Jose region and wanted to see what other advice you all had to make the process more seamless. So far after looking at forums from advice and talking to my sales coach, I found out: * I need to have my pitch down pat, with a...11
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+3Dipping when working late nightsI will be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> this year. At school, when I'm up late studying I enjoy dipping. If I have a late night and no one else is really around, would you say this is...11
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+3Is There Such Thing As Too Old Or Too Young For an MBA?Monkeys, Middle of the week here. Hope everyone is doing well. Once again my title is pretty indicative of the discussion I want to create and hopefully gain insight toward. In case you just follow me blindly and see my name on a post and click on the posts without reading the title...11
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+3Army Veteran seeking advice to break in asset managementGreetings my dearest monkeys, This monkey needs some advice. I am currently interested on seeking a career on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> field. The reason for...10
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+3pre MBA IB internshipHi all. I have been working as an engineer for a blue chip high-tech and will start my MBA (top 15, think NYU/Cornell/UMich/Duke) this fall with post-mba career goal in IB. I have secured an unpaid summer IB pre-mba internship (~10 wks) at a decent boutique IB firm at NYC. As you can...10
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+3Funniest Networking Stories?Bankers / Traders, what are the funniest stories you have about when students have networked with you? IE dumb things they have said, dumb things they have done etcetera.8
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+3Invited to Deutsche Bank Rise Into Success event - how do I make the most of it?Rise into Success is a two-day diversity event for freshmen to learn about finance and network. What should I do during my time at this event? My goal is to try to get an IB internship at Deutsche for next summer through this, is that feasible if I network enough?8
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+3Recent Site UpdateAfter the recent site update, there have been a bunch of bugs/errors thrown. 1) Threads are showing multiple pages (sometimes 10+) with minimal comments (<5). Each additional page is identical comments to the original. 2) Browing https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tracker sometimes throws...5
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+3Donate and accelerate<h4><strong>TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> What is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States? <ol> <li>Nurse practitioners </li> <li>Wind turbine service technicians </li> <li>Full stack developers ...3
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+3Is my finance professor just bs'ing or does this actually make senseThis is an assignment that I got this term that half the class failed. Issue is that the professor seems to have made up his own methodology on valuing mergers and acquisitions. He seems to have ZERO citations to his name despite having written a book in the 80s and another recently. Does this...3
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+3WSO Happy Hour: Wed 4/26, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy spring, dear monkeys! Join us for the April 2017 happy hour! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. Let us toast to "New worlds to conquer!" First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Wednesday, April 26th, @...3
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+5Everything You Need To Know About Background Checks and Lying on your ResumeAs I understand, a lot of you on here are NF peons who attend schools without <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Greek Life and thus you'll probably actually have to apply for work...3
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+3All you can eat<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"I don't think we mind killing chickens. And I think we are against nuclear war" — Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, answering a question about sustainable food production...3
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+3Full Time Megafund RecruitingWas wondering if anyone had any information on the full time recruiting process at MF's (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+3One Small Email Pt.2A few months back, I wrote this.... [One Small Email Pt.1](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/one-small-email-pt1) After I had an over the phone interview, due to being out of state for college, I got the internship offer, approximately for 8 weeks, 30~40 hrs/week, paid. I could not be...03 weeks 23 hours ago
+10Trump Fired Comey - Welcome to 1984 America!!Trump fired Comey, and he was planning to do so for about at least a week. I believe that while Comey was a bit clumsy at handling facts last week, there really wasn't enough ground for him to get fired - especially since his clumsiness actually pushed forward a stronger case against Abedin...68
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+3What does an impending recession mean for students wishing to pursue a career in finance? It seems like everyone and their mother is predicting an upcoming global recession within the next couple of years. There was a discussion about this in a thread earlier. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/60-chance-of-a-global-recession-within-18-months. The purposed causes of the...64
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+3What's your favorite way to relax? We all have those days where we're on the verge of exploding from either school or work stress. The concept of "me time" is slowly fading with busy schedules and lifestyles that pride constant work over relaxation. But, it's important to relieve stress from time to time...54
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+2Guys, We Finally Made ItNot sure if anyone posted this yet but I noticed this article today on the front page of Yahoo Finance and I started laughing my ass off once I realized they were quoting a bunch of WSO'ers... here's the article, congrats to everyone who pitched in and trolled the whole world...48
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+3Illinois House Approves Bill Aimed at Closing Gender Pay GapWe've all seen and read about the gender wage gap, but now it looks like Illinois has passed a bill in hopes of closing it. According to this <a...48
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+2Can McDonald's Finally Make a Premium Burger Work?Fast food chains these days are trying to increase their revenues by appealing to new audiences. An example of one of this, is Wendy's advertisement of "never frozen" patties. *Mcdonalds* on the other hand, has tried to release and garner success with premium burgers for quite...39
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+2UC Berkeley vs. Boston CollegeHello everyone, I'm deciding between UC Berkeley and Boston College for undergrad looking to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>. Many people might say Berkeley...35
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+4Trump fires FBI director ComeyPretty crazy to think that Trump, who openly praised Comey for his handling of Hilary's investigation a few months ago, went ahead and fired the man yesterday because of his recent handling of her case. Has Trump completely went off the rails?34
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+2TRADERS: What is the most annoying thing interns do?Pretty much says it all--I'll be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...33
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+2Has anyone used Magoosh? Any good results? Other good study resources?Hi everyone, new user here and studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. I found one post that had a very useful study guide already. I was wondering if anyone has used...33
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+2B-school laptopFeedback from current MBA students appreciated! I'm looking for a b-school laptop and narrowed my choices to two: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/42453cl" target="_blank">Dell</a></span> XPS 13 or Surface Pro...33
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+2WSO Caption Contest - April 27th... 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...32
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+2Lifestyle & Hours in Corporate FinanceWe've heard so much in this forum about the lifestyle and hours in IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>/CO/etc., but little have been covered for <span...32
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+3T6 Law School -> Vault 20 Law Firm -> IBSage Simians, A few weeks back I posted the below in a comment buried in a necro thread to avoid redundancy, but received no takers. Figured I might have more luck and visibility by starting a new thread. Any constructive thoughts are much appreciated. **Background**: I'm currently a...30
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+2Ask Meredith from Vantage Point MBAAs a former investment banker (pre-MBA), Kellogg graduate, and strategy consultant (post-MBA), Meredith can help answer your most burning questions about the MBA application process. Fire away!29
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+2Want to break into IB, please help!Hello! 26 male, going to be 27 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span>: Biology No IB/finance experience No business experience Only lab technical experience How can I break into...29
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+2Chance me at Northwestern's JD/MBA ProgramI am looking to apply to Northwestern's JD/MBA program in the fall with the following credentials: 25-30 US Undergrad 3.7 GPA, Economics Major Master's in Accounting at same undergrad Big 4 Accounting experience (3 years at matriculation) <span...29
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+2Columbia University in NY: which program?Hi guys, I'm looking around for the best postgraduate course in NY/USA/London. For you, for a career in IB or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> which program...28
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+2What is your favorite place to chill in NYC? #TrainingSeasonHi all, Hope everyone had a great easter, and spent nice moments with family and friends! To give you some context, I'm an incoming analyst, starting in a few months, with the usual training phase, and it's going to be in NYC (I think you already know where this conversation is...28
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+2Trump vs CBS After Colbert's Uncalled For CommentsJust when I thought the news was stall, I read this <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-open-war-between-trump-and-cbs-after-colberts-vulgar-retort-2017-05-03">article</a> about Trump vs CBS. According to the article, Trump treated John Dickerson; a CBS news...28
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+2BAML Elevate Diversity ForumThink it should be a lot of fun and the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> office is very nice. I think I read from HR that we're sharing rooms?28
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+2First United, now American AirlinesWhat's wrong with American airline companies? Seems like every airline except SouthWest are a bunch of douchebags. Don't they train people on how to interact in social settings? [Full...27
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+2Please help! Vanderbilt Econ vs Cornell ILR?Hello all, I am a current college student who has been accepted to Vanderbilt as an Econ transfer and Cornell in the Industrial and Labor Relations school. My deadline is fast approaching and I need to decide which would be better for investment banking. I am interested in mostly <span...26
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+2Need feedback on my model(Acquisition)Hi, everyone. I drafted an acquisition model to practice with based on a term sheet I found from this forums Model <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">DB</a></span>(Google Drive). I would love any kind of feedback from any...26
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+2Piper Jaffray - Which office? Where is it headed? Culture/PayI've searched WSO and it seems that Piper hasn't been doing too well in the last 2-3 years with many top MDs leaving. Where do you guys see it standing 3-5 years from now? Is their healthcare group still as good as it used to be? How is the culture and pay for analysts? Also, which...25
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+3Is it possible to get recruited out of college as an associate or higher?So, I was talking to a Investment Banking hopeful (I want to get into Private Equity myself) online. Obviously, a lot of people lie online, so I'm pretty wary as to what I trust. Something that caught my attention was that he says a guy he knew got hired as an associate right out of...25
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+21 million $ net 5 years out of college in Real EstateLet's fantasize here what it would take for fresh graduate to make 1 million net in Real Estate in 5 years after graduating. The only way I see this happening is starting out in development, working long long hours (80+), having rich parents/uncle/close connections to get some capital...24
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+2Trying to lateral out of investment banking - excuses to get out of the office to take callsHey guys, I'm trying to lateral right now. Just wondering, what excuses do you guys use to step out of the office to take a phone call? Obviously if its 12pm/1pm you can use the lunch excuse, but what about a call at 4pm? 24
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+2Firm Visits: Must and Musn't Dos?Hello monkeys, So the investment club I'm currently a part of in my university has a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank visits in a few days. My question is, as a...24
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+2What's there to do in NOLA??This weekend will be the commencement of my brother's Bachelor party in New Orleans and we are in search of the must do things while there. I've received some input from several sources including the possibility of a Louisiana yard dog (gators) tour thing and of course the obligatory...23
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+2Help finding a good dress shirtPretty ridiculous, but I am having trouble finding the perfect dress shirt. I want a non-iron, not overly expensive shirt (preferably no front pocket, but its not a priority) I checked out <span class='keyword_link'><a...23
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+2Biotech IB... top groups/offices?Hi everyone, I am a sophomore about to start at a boutique which covers mainly Biotech. I was wondering if anyone had any insights into the strongest offices for Biotech IB. I already tried to search through other topics on this site, but all answers were either relatively old (2009 or older)...23
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+2UVA McIntire or U of M?Hi, I am a senior trying to decide between UVA and U of M At UVA I probably will double major with McIntire and (computer engineering/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span>). On the other hand at U of M I prob will...22
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+2Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore?Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore? I know that in the end it is not important what they think about you, but still I would like them to understand how this business is not the reason why kids in africa...22
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+3State of Investment Banking TodayJust to be clear, this isn't a "Back in my day, I walked uphill barefoot both ways" rant. But I caught up with a younger friend finishing up his second year in my old group this weekend. He was telling me that weekend work is almost unheard of now (unless very serious live...22
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+229, accepted into B shool - Would starting in IB at 31 be tremendously hard?I am a 29 year old engineer and have recently gotten accepted into the rochester MBA program. I come from an engineering background with a goal to break into the IB industry post my MBA. What are my chances? After reading some threads, I am concerned about my age. How much of a difference would...22
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+2'21: Ross BBA or gap year to apply to Ivies this fall?Cousin is a Ross BBA pre-admit. He has two substantial hooks at Penn and Harvard that were upset he didn't apply. He had no immediate family guidance, so UMich was just a familiar move (in-state). Both of his hooks are passionately encouraging him to do a gap year and to reapply to colleges...22
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+2'Dilute Sample' Drug TestSince almost everyone in Finance will take a whiz quiz at least once, I thought that this was pretty relevant. Back in 2014, Josh Gordon (WR in Cleveland at the time) had a suspension placed on him for testing positive for marijuana use. He gave 2 samples for the test; one was just under the...21
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+2Is Goldman Sachs's NRG (energy IB) still not as good as other big players in Houston for energy? Which banks are dominating?Most of the energy IB posts on the site are quite old. I'm wondering if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> has built up their reputation in Houston. Also, who are the best banks in Houston? Which bank usually...21
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+2The Rich Are Living Longer and Taking More From TaxpayersAs I was frantically refreshing my schools portal to find out my final marks, I stumbled upon an interesting article on Bloomberg. The article introduces the fact that living up to age 100 is possible now, but for those who are wealthy enough to afford it. It also goes onto say that many...21
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+2Explaining CFA on Resume (for keywords)I'm applying for a job that lists some specific finance skills and knowledge in the job posting. It also prefers <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> charterholders or...21
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+2MBA - Change of heart, timing criticalHi All, I'm having second thoughts on whether I should try to get into a full-time MBA program or consider alternatives. Firstly, I've spent approximately 100 hours preparing for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...21
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+2Lateralling from boutique IB to MM, EB, or BB? Is it doable? Share experiences.Has anyone had any experience lateraling from a boutique IB to a larger firm? I know it is probably too difficult to lateral straight into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, but is a...21
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+2Critique my cold emailI am cold emailing random bankers in Investment Banking with this email. I would appreciate any feedback on it. Subject line: [firm name] informational chat Dear xxx, My name is xxx and I came across your Linkeidn profile. I completed my [degree+subject ] from the [university name] in...21
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+2A few questions on getting started in physical tradingHi all, I'm currently still an undergrad and trying to break into physical <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> (I had in mind working in agriculture or energy). I've been going through...20
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+2Are any of you multifamily guys buying in Las Vegas right now?I am seeing a lot of 90's-00's vintage assets hitting the market right now in Vegas at what seem (at least to me) to be very rich pricing and I am wondering who is buying the stuff. Personally, I have a hard time understanding how people are going to make any real money on a sub 5 cap...20
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+2UC Berkeley Regents vs. UCLA vs. USC Marshall for IBHey guys. Looking to pursue a career in investment banking and/or consulting, though I'm more interested in IB M&A. I'm entering college this year. I got a Regents scholarship at UC Berkeley (top 0.8% of applicants get it, 4 yrs guaranteed housing, priority class registration, etc)...20
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+2How late should I stay? I am an unpaid intern at a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> and my commute is over an hour and half each way. It is unpaid but the firm is paying my travel expenses and...20
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+2Career Help - MBA? Etc.Hello everyone, I have been doing some research on this site and just joined because I was wondering if I could ask for some help with my career goals. I went to college and my original plan was to do Army ROTC and just have a career in the military. Due to this goal I picked history has...20
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+2Would you work for a family office?3 years into my current gig at an equity L/S fund (started out of undergrad) that's getting hit with redemptions so I'm looking to get out ASAP. I am weighing a few options at the moment: (i) MM PE associate, 2 funds with total AUM 500MM-1B range. Good comp package offered and solid...19
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+2Merits of banking once you've secured a PE associate role for July 2018 I joined a large investment firm out of college and am considering whether or not I should do banking for a year. Background: I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...19
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+2Entity Sale to Avoid Reassessed TaxHey guys hope everyone's week is rounding out well. I'm looking at a multifamily deal in the midwest. I'm reviewing someone's underwriting on the deal and they don't bump taxes for the sale. When I spoke to them on this they said it's common practice in the market...18
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+33rd year Harvard Medical School student thinking about high finance transition- am I being realisitc?Hello- As the title states I am currently in medical school and have recently been seriously reconsidering my future as a doctor. I will make this as brief as possible as I know we both are very busy individuals. Background- 24 y.o male Biomedical engineer @ top 25...18
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+2Collegiate D1 Football Player seeking advice!I have posted on here before about my struggles to find even an interview at ANY company... I need some help and guidance. I graduated from a Top 40 university that is also private and played division 1 college football (actually started and was offered scholarship out of high school). I...17
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+2M&A Interview Preparation, are these topics considered advanced and therefore, given my background, unlikely?Hi guys, you have been helping me a lot and I really do appreciate. I have lots of M&A Interviews lining up (europe) and already covered a lot of topics I'd say. There are some I did not do yet since they appeared to be pretty advanced and I wanna know whether you also consider them...17
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+2Kicked off my first S&O Project (Tech Consultant)The title pretty much sums it up. For most of my life, I was a nobody. I went to a state school and received a horrible GPA (was going through some personal issues). Turned that around and went through a series of companies before getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+22017 NBA PlayoffsHello monkeys, What are everyone's thoughts after the first round's officially done? Here are some of my thoughts: 1. Never thought that the LA Clippers would go out in the first round... They lost against the Jazz 3-4, a team that did not even qualify for the playoffs last...16
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+2The $400 JuicerIf any of you read Bloomberg or are on finance twitter, you might have seen the story today about the <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-19/silicon-valley-s-400-juicer-may-be-feeling-the-squeeze">$400 juicer that more or less squeezes a bag of chopped fruits...16
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+2Business idea for the summer, ideas you wish you had started when in universityI know this isn't the first topic of its kind, but the others are quite old and times change. As the title says, I would like to pick your minds for some business ideas. The reason being that a local CF boutique just f*cked me and canceled my <span...15
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+2First Pot Focused Fund Allows Americans to InvestOver the past few years it has been very difficult to try an invest in the legal marijuana movement. Almost all of the companies available are penny stocks with cringe worthy financial statements. The worlds first pot <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+2You do not need to know what EBITDA isNow I believe that you can get into investment banking without knowing what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span> is. This sounds totally...13
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+2Diversity Events Still Available?Now I know it is pretty late in the game and I have been fortunate to go to quite a few of these, but what firm applications are still open? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span>- Elevate and...11
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+2"Girls only want guys that have great skills": What are you doing to increase your value?Hey monkeys! I just re-visited "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame). I came across this passage: [quote] When I speak to young people on the topic to success , as I often do, I tell them there's a formula for it... The...10
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+2Waterfall Distribution with multiple inflows and outflowsLooking for help to calculate and create an excel model for LP and GP distributions on a quarterly basis considering LPs may come at different times over the period during the first year. Hurdle rate of 8% and anything above that is split 80 to the LPs and 20 to the GP.10
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+2Baruch students beat targets in trading competition at MITSaw an article on WSJ earlier today, basically highlights how kids from Baruch's program won over kids from targets (Harvard, Wharton, etc) in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...10
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...91 month 8 hours ago
+2Starting 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...9
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+2Coach buying Kate Spade Coach said it would buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion as it look to tap the popularity of Kate Spade's satchels and totes among millennials. (About 60% customers of KS are millennials) The offer was $18.50 per share, a 9% premium from Kate Spade's Friday close. KS got >15% of its...8
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+2Need Help with 2017 SAOk, so I am a Junior at a semi-target school with a 3.6 GPA, and for some reason, I totally tanked my SA opportunities and haven't gotten an offer so far. I did couple interviews with <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+2Acquisition Analyst in Chicago - Compensation Questions/AdviceWhile working on my UG (BBA in Finance) I worked as a financial analyst with a brokerage team within (JLL/CBRE/HFF). I worked on balancing 40-55 hour work week with school. I recently graduated in December 2016 from one of the larger Texas public schools. I have an opportunity in Chicago with an...8
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+2[UNDERGRAD] What should I do?I've come far since high school. To be anecdotal, I really wasn't the best student and only took 6 APs and got Bs in them and got a 1200/1600 on my SAT. I wasn't able to get into any targets so I decided to take my state scholarship ($20K) and go to my state flagship...8
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+2The best weapons against terrorism are boars?During my lunch break at work, I came across this hilarious article regarding a herd of wild boars. The article reports that; [quote] ISIS soldiers were the target of a deadly rampage by a herd of wild boars in Kurdistan. The beasts managed to kill three ISIS fighter and injure five more,...7
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+2What's the transition like from rigorous college academics to Finance (entry level IB specifically)There are a lot of intensely academic students who go into IB because it's high paying. Whether they were top liberal arts or Harvard Maths students, banking takes in a lot of smarts who are also grouped with less academically rigorous students (eg. students who did undergrad business). Do...7
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+2unknown small cap Private Equity in Italy vs. CEE IBI am an MSc in Finance student at a target European university. My question is which one would be better for my CV, and for my chances into getting into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...7
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+2Does Corp. Finance and FLDP's recruit as early as IBD?I haven't been able to find much in terms of recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> and <span...7
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+2Will Cutting Corporate Tax Rate Spur M&A Activity?According to an article on Bloomberg, there is a good chance that the corporate tax rate will get cut to 20 percent. This is a big step down from 35 percent; companies will be left with a lot of cash. With these new savings, will companies proceed to engage in M&A activity at a higher rate?...7
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+2Applying to MBA programs with Low Stats?If you are concerned about your low GMAT or GPA as you prepare to apply to top MBA programs, you have what to be worried about. However, there are concrete steps you can take to mitigate your low stats and increase your changes of getting accepted. Join me live for Get Accepted to B-School...7
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+2DCF - Terminal Value Issue Hi, I need some help with my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> in calculating the terminal value. When using perpetuity growth rate, my share price is in reasonable range....6
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+2Medical Resident Dating Investment Banker. Does it work?Hey folks, I am a fourth year medical student (26 F) , wrapping up and waiting for graduation as we speak. I will be starting residency in a surgical specialty this July in a NYC hospital. Long story short, I met this banker guy (31 M) earlier in September around the time I was...6
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+2Work-Life Balance in High FinanceCurrent senior about to go into college. To those in PE, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, VC (not IB...I already know the work hours are ridiculous) how are you...6
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+2Fox Cans Bill O'ReillyWell by now hopefully we have all heard the story on O'Reilly. After this scandal Fox has fired one of their most recognizable faces and one of the most popular cable TV shows in the world. The quote below from O'Reilly is from <a...5
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+2IB Interview QuestionWso, Got a question for everyone: How would you value a stream of cash flows: $100 in year 1, $200 in year 2, $300 in year three, etc. forever with a 10% discount rate? If it was just $100, I would value it at $100/10%. If I had a fixed growth rate, I would value it at $100(1+g)/(10%-g),...5
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+2Berkeley Econ vs. Haas vs. USC Marshall vs. Indiana BloomingtonHi guys, I currently have a big decision to make. I'm hoping you guys can give me some input. I am currently studying at UC Riverside, and I just got an admission letter from UC Berkeley, USC, and Indiana University - Bloomington. I am hoping to break into IB in the future. From my...5
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+2What I Have Learned From Failed DealsHey everyone, As I continue my IB education, I came across this <a href="http://investmentbank.com/deal-failure/">article</a> and felt I would share it and ask a few questions about it. The main reasons for failure that this post goes into detail about...4
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+2Indecisive IssueHey guys, so I feel a little bit stuck in relation to what exactly it is I want to do. I know that's probably a ridiculous thing to say but I'm serious. I find everything about the finance industry so fascinating and for the past 5 years, I've been aiming towards a career in the...4
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+2Deserted<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"Mafia better service than @comcast. Sure they shoot you, but it's over with and they don't charge you for the bullet." — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee giving Comcast (and its...3
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+2Have You Ever Lived in Another Country for An Overseas Assignment?A little background: During ’06-’08 I was fortunate enough to live in Southeast Asia as an ex-pat because my dad works in financial services. The firm that gave him the assignment didn’t survive a month after we were back stateside (two guesses). This is an experience for which I am...2
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+2NYC REPE comp for acquisitions and AM![NYC REPE][NYC REPE] <!-- Images --> [NYC REPE]: http://i.imgur.com/ZEuLGIJ.png This is for NYC REPE professionals. Full report: http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Compensation_Study_2016_Rhodes_Associates-NYPEN.pdf2
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+2Real Estate Equivalents to Memos by Howard Marks, Bill GrossWSO- I'm a big fan of reading the ~monthly musings by Howard Marks, Bill Gross, A. Damodaran, etc. I truly think more than any textbook, I've learned quite a bit from these few. The context they provide regarding current events really is bar none for me. Having recently entered...2
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+2Quantitative Techniques Specific quantitative techniques used by global macro funds for trade entry or trade analysis? Maybe looking for what/how they would model? And types of modeling techniques used? Additionally, could it be cost effective for Fund to use Prop shop like wolverine for execution?2
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+2PrioritiesBrain: You've got 5 term sheets in your inbox you need to review and summarize in detail Me: Yeah I'm gonna spend the next 4 hours designing this [3X fire emoji] deal toy. 1
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+2Short-Term Thinking Can Stall Your Career According to google billionaire Eric Schmidt, many people negatively affect their career by thinking about the short term. If you only worry about what you're getting done in the moment, you're working a job, not creating a career. Schmidt goes on to lay out a plan to help further your...1
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+2Having a meltdown<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"Parking is, like, one of my biggest nightmares—like, where do we park everyone?" — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, discussing his concerns for the upcoming year. If employee parking is one of Tesla’s top...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...13 weeks 1 day ago
+2MBA Students: types and personalitiesIt's been more than two years since I graduated from the [University of Michigan](https://michiganross.umich.edu/) with an MBA degree. Since then, I had a chance to live and work in North Carolina, New Jersey and finally return to New York, NY. Over the course of this journey, I met a lot...01 week 4 days ago
+2Being an introvert in consultingIf you are like me, chances are the idea of networking in a room full of people or client presentations may sound exhausting to you. In consulting having a gregarious, extroverted personality is admired and seemingly preferred. After all, it’s about being trust and confidence with your...03 weeks 2 days ago
+4Top Public SchoolsWhat are the some public universities that you think deserve a ounce of respect? How do the rest you who went to target schools view these graduates? Both upper tier and middle tier schools welcome for discussion. Examples: UT Austin Michigan Penn State UVA UCLA Berkeley UNC Texas...74
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+2Worked as independent security consultant, want job at McKinsey? Helo! Age 27 About to finish master's program in biology at a low-tier state medical school. Majored in biology at low-tier state school. Low GPA in both. During and after college, worked as independent consultant. Did secrete computer security work. No employer; will not be...34
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+4What's your workout/supplement routine? Here's my key to greatness.Hey guys. I'm 19 and am currently a Finance student. Goal is a solid IB gig. That's not the topic of this discussion. I wanna know what you bankers do to stay in shape! Let me know anything and everything.. share your routines! *This is simply out of curiosity and is just for fun...32
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+2T6 to IB?NOTE: I am 26, about to be 27 in few months, so age is a factor. T6 law to IB? Is that the only way for me? LSAT: 177 and GPA 3.2 from no-name school. however I'm URM, Gay, etc. I went to law school discussion and they said I can get into T6 easy. Anyways, is T6 Law school my...32
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+1In Your Opinion, What Is The Best Way Of Becoming An Investment Banker?The title says it all really. I have aspirations to become an investment banker. I have read a lot of conflicting sources about people saying that the best way to become an investment banker is right after an MBA where you usually get hired as an associate but others say that this is not the...30
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+2Google CEO Gets Nine-Figure Pay Package According to this Bloomberg [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/alphabet-loves-google-ceo-so-much-he-gets-hundreds-of-millions), Google's CEO took home nearly $200 Million in 2016. This isn't his first time taking home a nine figure salary either; he's...27
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+2You May Soon Be Able to Take A Drug to Prevent DepressionAs someone who gets stressed easily (not to the point it causes serious mental problems), reading this article was intriguing. The article dives into the research of neuroscientist *Rebecca Brachman*. The article states that *Rebecca* is: [quote] working on the development of a drug that...27
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+2Cornell ILR vs Vanderbilt?Hey guys, I've already posted a thread like this in the IB forum, but I didn't really get satisfactory answers. So basically I've been accepted as a transfer to both Cornell ILR and Vanderbilt for Econ. I want the best prospects for both consulting and ib (I'm really...27
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+2NYC vs. London vs. Zurich vs. FFMHi guys, In which city do you earn the most considering cost of living, taxes, exchange rates etc.? If someone of you worked in different locations how did they compare to each other in terms of quality of living? Especially right out of college what´s the best of those cities for your...24
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+2Traffic could become a thing of the pastWhenever I'm on the road, the one thing I absolutely <strong> hate </strong> to encounter is traffic. It looks like not only is Elon Musk planning to go to Mars and improve green energy, but now he wants to solve traffic as well. Elon's new company *The Boring Company*...22
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...204 months 3 weeks ago
+1Why is there a HUGE double-standard in this section?Seriously, responses on questions such as "non-target vs target" vary depending if the commenter is on his period or not. I noticed that the same people will say target schools are the only way to get in to IB just to piss certain users off. If they like the user they'll say petty...19
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+1Is 60K enough to live off of working in NYC?Looking at about 60K base with potential of 5-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> year end bonus. Do you think its possible? If so, how frugally would I have to live?19
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+2Top IS Analyst salaryCurious what is base/bonus like for an Analyst with top brokerages team? For example, An analyst on a Spies or Stacom in NYC? They are doing billion dollar transactions like hot cakes so I would guess they make decent. I know the typical salary for Analysts are like 45-55K with vary bonuses. 19
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+1How to value Evian or Fiji Water?How do you go about it? In particular I am interested in knowing how would you value the water resource? i know the operations you can value by projecting future cash flows but will you also add a value to the ground water / fresh water / sprng water reserves? How will you value these...19
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+1High School Student Seeking Path Into Investment BankingHi Guy, Im 16 years old nearly 17 and from Australia. I am wanting to study finance in America but I want to know the target universities I can get into with a 3.7 GPA and about a 1380 SAT score? Also would you recommend to do accounting as a subject rather than legal studies in my final year...19
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+1How important is week 1 of Summer Internship? What to do if I can't attendHi all, Due to clashes with my final exams, I will not be able to starte my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> on time. I've tried to apply for special consideration to the university...19
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+1What should I do my freshman summer? Hello, everyone. This fall, I'll be a freshman at a target school. I know it might seem ridiculous to start planing for next summer already, but I don't feel comfortable without a plan. Anyhow, I've read that even while going to a target with a good GPA, it's hard to...18
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+1What'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.18
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+1TV shows: Harvey Specter vs Bobby Axelrod? Which one do you prefer? And why? To be honest I prefer Harvey, but the work of Bobby. So a mix should be great haha To you? 17
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+1UBS Verbal Offer Rescinded? got the verbal a week ago. today got a call saying "theres been a hiccup on our end with regards to your offer, have you resigned from your current employer? I said no. and then he said more details will follow in a few days . " WHat could this mean? i asked if it has anything to do...17
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+1FT Signing Bonus for MM Title pretty much says it all. Looking for an average signing bonus for FT analysts after completing a SA at the same firm. Also when did you receive said bonus. I've heard its not usually given until April before a June/July start. Any help would be appreciated. 17
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+2Avoid Mentioning Full-Ride Scholarship in Interviews?I'm currently a student, and I met an analyst earlier today who was going over my resume. He noticed that I listed my full ride scholarship to Big State University on there, and I told him that I was fortunate enough to have paid $0 in tuition for my entire life, from kindergarten into...17
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+1Got offered a job. Would this be considered IB?As the title states, I've been offered a job (still at university btw, its kind of part time) at a boutique corporate advisory firm to assist a director with due diligence and valuation modelling on deals, start-ups, IPOs etc. The firm itself has almost 50 employees, provides corporate...17
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+1Citi returns to Saudi Arabia "Citigroup Said to Name Carmen Haddad as Head for Saudi Arabia" [Citi - Saudi Arabia](https://bloom.bg/2oFzdNf) Yeah... Too bad she can't even drive there...17
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+1Leaving Big 4 for HF/AM/MF - Help Am willing to provide advice on networking, applying to jobs strategically, and whatever it is someone in a similar boat might want to ask me about the Big 4 or Fortune 500 Finance roles. Also, WANT to get advice from experienced finance folks - how to break into <span...17
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+1North Korea and Our Pacific FleetWhere does everyone stand on this. What are the odds the North Korea will test another Nuclear Bomb on the precipice of the anniversary of the regime. We clearly can't have them with a functioning bomb, they are a rogue state. Should the U.S. intervene and how will this play out with...16
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+1Do PE IR guys get paid on par with Investment team?Curious if anyone has any visibility on compensation as you approach the upper levels of IR/Marketing/BizDev roles at large funds? It appears that compensation becomes very close to that of the investment professionals, particularly as you get to the upper levels where equity stake gets...16
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+1Undergrad - Colby vs. Syracuse vs. Maryland vs. Penn State vs. Rutgers?Sorry in advance for the typical college decision post. I have heard back from all my colleges and was accepted to Syracuse(Whitman), Penn State(Smeal), University of Maryland(Robert H. Smith) and Rutgers(business school). I was also accepted to Colby College. My question is, which of these...16
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+1Chances of switching banks following internshipI will be interning this summer with a borderline <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>; however, I want to keep my options open and shoot to maximize my potential if possible. Because of...16
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+1Do you use Bitcoin? Read an article, <a href=https://feedly.com/i/entry/KZ0fFL/gwJtLpldhFAmREcy7rEuwDAxrXznLfEiosA4=_15b671f5d06:db3949:28ce9b86>found here</a> , this morning that reminded me that Bitcoin is in fact a thing and that apparently internationally it is gaining traction due to high banking...16
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+1Middle Office to Front Office in Sales & TradingHi everyone, new here and looking for some advice on how to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span>. To give you my background, I have a bachelors degree in finance...16
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+1Weighing up physical commodity trading (agricultural) and a FICC rotation programHi everyone, Senior at semi target, have been offered two roles last minute and have a about a week to decide. Both located in a large non-NYC city. The first one is at a MM bank in their FICC S&T rotational program. I am guaranteed at least one rotation across a <span...15
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+1Dual Bachelor's at Ivy or Pursue Masters?Hi everyone, I am in a dilemma regarding my future education path. I am currently a sophomore math major at a top 10 liberal arts school (not target) and looking to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management...15
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+1Career Dilemma - MO at IB or Research Role at MBB ??I am facing a career dilemma right now and would really appreciate some thoughts or advice from you all: a little background about myself After college, I worked in a MO function supported <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+1Deciding between an MS Finance from Georgetown or MS Finance from Indiana, before applying to MBA ProgramsI'm currently deciding between Georgetown and Indiana for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance. I'm on the road 4-5 days a week as a travelling consultant so both of these programs being...15
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+1Am I Lying to Myself?Hi all, I currently work for a Financial Advising Wirehouse in Orange County, California. The team I intern for has about $650AUM divided between 2 FA's and a CSA. The life of every FA in this office seems pretty sweet. Averaging maybe 35-40 hour work weeks, assuming a comfortable salary...15
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+1Eastern ConsolidatedAnyone have any thoughts/info about Eastern Consolidated (reputation, hours, culture, etc.) in NYC? 15
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+1Analyst 3 month notice periodHi guys I have resigned from a Corp fin boutique, but have a 3 month notice period. Any advice on how to get out quickly? The team is understaffed at the junior end and I believe they want to keep me for as long as possible...... New job is unrelated so I can't get gardening...15
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+1Housing Dilemma (for Networking and Transportation) -- NYC vs. CTI am a rising junior, and my summer corp dev internship is in CT, right across the NY-CT border. Should I live in Manhattan (near NYU) and commute to CT daily, or should I live in CT? Housing should be about equal in both NYC and CT (~$1400/month but CT might be ~$200 cheaper), but...14
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+1Any STEM majors who switched to Finance or Vice-Versa?Just seeking some input on STEM majors (specifically Computer Science) and if they're oppurtunities to enter Finance. I still don't know if I'm going to major in Finance or <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1Columbia Engineering vs Carnegie Mellon EngineeringI am going to graduate school for engineering. I want to start in a standard engineering industry and move up to business (probably get an MBA) and work at a hedge fund or other similar business job. I was accepted to both an M.S. in Columbia engineering and M.S. in Carnegie Mellon...14
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+1O'Reilly kicked out of FoxO'Reilly kicked out of Fox, Tucker Carlson takes his slot. What is your outlook on Fox vis-a-vis other networks? Their best host is leaving, and Tucker isn't "conservative" enough for the Fox crowd. Also, where do you think is O'Reilly headed next?14
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+1How to lateral from FIG to TMT over summer?Got my summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> group allocation today; <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1Will sales keep me out of top MBA?I am a senior finance student who was unable to get an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> analyst job. I have received multiple sales offers as internals for top AM firms and...14
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+1Hines DevelopmentWhat's the general consensus with this shop? For one who is interested in development post MBA, would this be one of the best options out there? Thanks!14
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+1ER PayscaleAnyone know what the standard pay scale for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> is (assuming <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1Where do you have studied for your GMAT?Hi guys, from this summer I have to start the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> prep. I'm searching the best books for <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1What does a CFO do?Long story short, I have been acting as an external director / advisor for a small company. It's a very good company, run by a small group of outstanding people. They work hard, they treat employees and clients right, they have integrity and they are good at what they do. The current...14
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+1Should I take a demotion in order to move upmarket / upstream?Was recently promoted at a traditional MM bank and have the opportunity to move upstream/upmarket to an elite boutique (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>, <span...14
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+1JH Darbie?Hello everyone. I am still desperately looking for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Last week I interviewed with <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Headhunters Reaching Out Before GraduationI'll be starting in IB in July, but to my surprise, a few headhunters have already reached out to me regarding placement opportunities in the future. The only IB experience I have thus far is from my internship last year. How should I approach these conversations and what should my...13
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5 days 13 hours ago
+1What color tie goes with navy suit?I've got an interview coming up. I've got a navy suit and a white shirt. What color tie do I go with?13
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7 hours 36 min ago
+1Internal move from back office to front office after doing the CFA?I have spoken to various hedge fund and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> employees and they have all recommended that I take a <span...13
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1 day 19 hours ago
+1How do PE Firms Create Value Beyond Margin Improvement and EBITDA Growth?Hello, Could anybody perhaps offer insight on some of the more nuanced tricks private equity firms use to create value in their portfolio companies? For instance, do they sell all real estate and lease instead, try to reduce underfunded pensions in some way, do other accounting / finance...13
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9 hours 9 min ago
+1Do Lazard really pay below street in London?I've read and heard a lot about how <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> pays relatively low compared to the <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Investment Banking GPAMy GPA is currently a 3.549, I know mathematically that rounds to a 3.55 but not to a 3.6. What's the protocol for IB Resumes? I feel like a 3.6 would open a lot more doors than a 3.55. I do a ton of networking, but I feel like I will get passed over because of my GPA at many places.13
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2 days 14 hours ago
+1Amherst College vs. Fordham Gabelli School of Business Hi, I was accepted to both Amherst college and Fordham's Gabelli School of Business. Fordham gave me full tuition while Amherst gave me very little. I was wondering if going to Amherst is worth the financial burden?13
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bombs Ever in AfghanistanAs if we didn't have enough foreign policy issues to discuss with the recent events happening in Syria and North Korea, the U.S. has now dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever in Afghanistan. An <a...13
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Learning to Short from a Long-Only BackgroundOver the past year I've went through a couple sets of interviews with a well known long-short multi manager platform. The process typically goes very smoothly early, and then in the end I get dinged I think basically because I do not have experience on the short side. I have five years of...13
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1 week 2 days ago
+1WUSTL 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...12
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+1Industry Research - What do you use?Fellow Monkeys, what do you use for industry research? Free or not. IBIS, firstresearch, bloomberg, CapIQ, freedonia? I've seen a few IBIS reports that were pretty well put together. I've heard a license for them can be expensive though. Anyone know what a typical corporate license...12
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5 days 8 hours ago
+1CFA not in banking industryHello. My background is in Finance and Accounting. Although, I have a small background in Accounting. My long term goal is to work as a CFO. But I'd like to take the following path since I am currently in FP&A...I'm thinking Controller (I have no CPA though)...if I get <span...12
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+1Senior Acquisitions Analyst CompA friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to...12
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1 day 16 hours ago
+1Have ER Offer; Can't decide if I should take itOk fellas, I have a dilemma. Short of it is I've been offered a senior associate gig at a very well reputed research shop here in town, and I can't decide if I should take it. Part of this is just talking myself through it I guess, but hoping other people might have some outside,...12
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22 hours 4 min ago
+1Undergrad BBA - EMORY Goizueta Scholars(full tuition) vs. Georgetown vs. ROSS vs. STERNMy Son is admitted to the above undergrad business schools. EMORY Goizueta offered 100% tuition. What are his chances of getting to IB/Sales&Trading type jobs in the <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Oliver Wyman vs. Big 4 (yes, again)Hi everyone! I know this has been dissected before, but the latest I saw was as of a few years ago. How does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> rank against Big 4? I'm...12
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Soft Cost - Development modelHi Everyone, I am currently building a development model. I built it once while I was in school, and now try to build another to practice. When it come to the part "soft cost", I wonder other than cost for design, entitlements, accounting, lawyer, etc....; what else do you...12
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Princeton vs. MIT UndergradHey everyone! I'm trying to choose between Princeton and MIT for my undergraduate college next year. These are my possible choices for majors: * Finance at MIT (or possibly Business Analytics, but I heard that isn't a great field of study?) * Operations Research/Financial...12
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Question about GPA and question about background checkTwo unrelated questions: 1. my gpa is 3.6 from an easy major at a target school. How worried should I be? 2. Do banks ever contact past employers during the interview process? I ask because I didn't do a terrible job at my past internship but also didn't do a fantastic job, so if the...12
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Which Role?If you had to choose between the following 3 options, which would you choose? Assume the comp is similar. The bonus varies from 10% to discretionary. Assume the ultimate goal is to own and operate a portfolio of small to medium multifamily real estate while working full time by day. <span...12
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23 hours 24 min ago
+1UVA, Vandy, Notre Dame or IU-Kelley for undergrad (IBD)I am a direct admit at IU-Kelley and it would cost me around $40k a year total to attend (out-of-state), which is the most I can spend a year without acquiring debt. Vandy, UVA, and Notre Dame (Mendoza) may be as high as $70k a year (I haven't heard back from their financial aid offices...12
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1MSc Finance - Warwick vs BocconiHi guys, Just started getting post-graduate responses back and thought I'd present my situation to you guys and get a feel of what you guys think. Basic Info about me - Swiss - Currently in my final year of my undergraduate degree from a top Russell Group uni (expected to graduate...11
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+1Starting a financial advising firmWhat are the regulatory hurdles to starting a financial advising firm? I also don't have my series 7 and series 66 licenses? How do I obtain those licenses without a sponsorship?11
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Allianz RE - Debt TestHey guys - I have had a few interviews with Allianz for a Debt Analyst position and they want me to come in to take an underwriting test. Does anyone have any info on this test, like how in depth it is going to be? I wasn't given a time frame or anything of how long it should take, but they...11
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1 week 3 days ago
+1When do I reach out again post final interview?Hey guys, Just need some advice on my current situation. I recently went through a final round interview(5+hour interview with lunch included) with a shop where the MD straight up told me it was essentially going to be between me and another candidate. He also noted that they were going to...11
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1UIUC vs UC Irvine vs UC San Diego vs BaylorHopefully someone can assist me in making a decision. I'm currently a California Community College student hoping to break into Investment Banking. I've applied to a handful of schools and these are the ones I've heard back from so far: UC Irvine (Business Economics) UC San...11
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Any chance to get a boutique ib summer intern if I apply now?Hello WSO members, I'm a Junior majoring in finance. My current cumulative GPA is 3.0 and major GPA is 3.7. I know all <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> have ended their...11
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Selling an algorithm to hedge funds?This question is on behalf of my friend. My friend is at university and is part of a hedge fund startup that has raised £5m in capital. The hedge fund consists of phd students. They have developed an algorithm. This algorithm has got the seal of approval from professors including a Nobel...11
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6 days 9 hours ago
+1"Summer Analyst", "Summer Intern", or "Continuing Intern"?Hi im an undergraduate junior. I am working as a part-time intern in the credit risk team at a bank. I will continue working during the summer too. Currently my resume says Spring Intern. How should the title be for the summer?11
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Help Modeling a Construction Loan w/ Two ComponentsWould someone be willing to show me how they would model a construction loan with a senior and junior components, with junior funding first? It seems to be much more complex than the basic construction loans I have looked at. I would be willing to pay $50 for someone to show me how they would...11
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1 week 1 day ago
+1How do you Check a Broker's Assumptions? I'm doing a final project for a RE class and the assignment is to analyze the purchase of a grocery-anchored retail shopping center. The property isn't actually on the market yet, but our professor was able to get some materials from the broker who is working it. Part of the...11
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Question about debt restructuringAssume a company has 500K of senior debt <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> at 50%, and 250K of sub debt trading at 20%. Therefore, the market value of each is 250K and 40K, respectively....11
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4 days 13 hours ago
+1Investment banking vs ValuationHey guys, I am just about to graduate from school and I am trying to figure out what job to accept. Ultimately, I would like to work at a MM IB firm within 2 years of graduation. I have two offers right now. One from a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Careers advisor CALLS ME at 8.30 on friday and won't let me off phone for 3 hrs?!I'm a freshman. I want to get into banking. I have two job offers (HR analyst at big dharma-think Pfizer or work at a small fintech startup -involves some finance) but I also have had an interview at a private equity firm (very recently, like a day ago) and have a few other more finance...11
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Hong Kong's first potential $1 billion startupImagine travelling to a different country and having to buy a new sim card/phone to communicate. You will no longer have to do this to be able to use your phone thanks to *Tink Labs LTD*; Founded in 2012 and led by CEO Terence Kwok, a 25-year old entrepreneur. The company leases phones to...11
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Is two years of IB the best way to start off?When you enter into investment banking you have 2 years of nonstop powerpoint, excel, and communication. You learn to get the job done no matter and to have fortitude, among other things. During those two years you are a learning machine, but for a narrow group of subtopics which may have 1)...11
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1 day 17 hours ago
+1Breaking in with no degree (UK)Hey everyone, first post.... I've not seen anything directly on this in any other post, and I'm just wondering **is it possible to break into finance (talking sales, brokerage (institutional, prime etc), <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Development Analyst advice neededHey everyone, thanks for reading. For some context, I recently studied economics at a notable state school and have since been in the process of exploring some entrepreneurial opportunities relating to a family business in the manufacturing sector. The reason for the career change is...11
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Background Check Transcript Verification for InternshipI got a verbal offer from a F500 company for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Obviously, to begin the background check, I had to sign a "FCRA Disclosure and Authorization Form",...11
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2 days 18 hours ago
+1Nashville Tax Re-assessmentsLooking at one of the threads below, this reminded me of a current deal I'm working on. I'm underwriting a multifamily deal in Nashville right now, and going through the due diligence found that the taxes were going up this year from $76k to $180k. That's the biggest increase...11
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11 hours 35 min ago
+1Did I screw up on my MSF choice??I can't help but to second guess my decision. I feel like I royally f*cked up. I'm coming from a top 20 school on the West Coast (think UC Berkeley, Stanford) but want to get back East. I have family in both Boston and NYC and my goal is to get into banking as an analyst. I...10
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1 day 42 min ago
+1How hard is it to break into PE with a computer science degree? Hello, all. I'm going to Harvard this fall, and I've been debating whether to do Economics (because they don't have finance) or Computer Science rotary to get a job at Google. I figured a good option would be to take a computer science major with some economics classes,...10
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Does a Corporate Strategy internship look good for IBD?I was accepted for a Spring internship for a large financial institution (my country's second largest bank). Could I use this experience for IB? I am also finishing my MSc Finance in one year, so I could leverage that to get into IB. Also, would say that this internship is really in...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Dyson worth 30k more than Tepper? I'm currently finishing my freshman year in Tepper at CMU and last week I received my acceptance to AEM major at Cornell Dyson. Transferring to Cornell will cost me 30k more than if I stay in CMU; Cornell will cost me 60k for remaining three years and CMU will cost me 30k for remaining 3...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Corporate Development into Investment BankingHi guys, long time reader but first post here. I wanted to get thoughts from current investment bankers on the Corporate Development -> Investment Banking switch. I know that Corp Dev is an exit option for bankers but I want to do the other way round, mostly to position myself for a...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1How important is it that you get an internship in your "3rd year"?Hey guys, I've been recently accepted into several schools as a transfer student. I would be entering whichever school I decide on as a "junior" since I have finished 2 years at my current college. I've put 3rd year in quotes because I want to know what the importance of it...10
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Goldman Sach Interview StatusI had an interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> Fixed Income department last Wednesday April 12th. I was told by their HR recruiter that they move really fast. I...10
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Summer MBA Associate, Didn't Get FT Offer, How To Handle for FT Recruiting?I'm an MBA2, finished a Summer Associate gig at a bb last summer. There were two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> in my group including myself, he got an offer and I didn't. ...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+1BB IBD vs Tier 2 consulting for summer internship?Hi, if one had the goal of going <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> for FT, which would be a better move for one's junior <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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1 day 20 hours ago
+1Is the out of state tuition really worth it?Hey guys, I've been lurking here for awhile now. It's finally time for me to make a big decision, and while there are a million other threads here very similar to my situation, I couldn't find one that was exactly like mine. To make a long story short, I'm a student...10
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1What is Lazard MM like?I've noticed nobody on this site gives any respect to LAZ MM but from going to their NY office it doesn't seem that bad. What are their Chicago and Minneapolis offices like?10
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1 week 19 hours ago
+1M&A / PE post 30?I'm wondering how easy it will be to switch careers at 32. In short, I have 7 years' experience in Corporate Strategy (mainly operational, i.e. product strategy etc, no real deal / M&A focus), and am trying to work out the best route into M&A / Private Equity. Some have...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Citadel vs Goldman Sachs offer adviceI have job offers as a client facing quant from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and as an execution trader at <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1Which internship do I accept?I am an undergraduate about to finish my first year. My aim is to get onto a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> analyst programme before I start my penultimate year of uni. I have been...10
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1GPA for FT Recruiting?Heard from a few that GPA matters less for FT recruiting than SA, can anyone confirm/deny? I get that you can overcome anything with networking, but curious as to what people's experiences are10
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1AM Boutique Interview PrepHey guys, I have a interview coming up at a boutique AM firm (equities, futures, macro). I am a freshman/sophomore w/ 3 summers remaining before full time (including the upcoming one). Was wondering what kind of behavioral/technical questions would potentially be asked. I'm thinking the...10
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2 weeks 17 hours ago
+1Why is HR asking about my GPA?I received an email from HR regarding an M&A internship at a large media corporation I'm really interested in. He asked for answers to a few questions before deciding if I'm chosen for an interview next week. One of the questions was what my GPA is. I clearly stated it on my...10
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5 days 22 hours ago
+1Help Needed: Sensitivity Table Providing Very Wide RangeHi all, My sensitivity table (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-weighted-average-cost-of-capital-WACC">WACC</a></span>/Perpetuity Growth Rate) is providing a huge variance in <span...9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1LSE vs HEC vs EDHEC vs OthersHello all, I have been a lurker on these forums for quite some time, but decided to create an account to get some advice from you awesome people. I am applying to do an MSc in Finance (already made the bulk of my applications but am still making more). I wanted some advice from you guys...9
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Any Info on Star Mountain Capital?Anyone heard of these guys? Not to be confused with New Mountain Capital or BlueMountain Capital Management. Nothing found on WSO beyond a short [mention ](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-happened-to-aegis-capital-group-did-they-shut-down), but their team is full of ex-banker MDs,...9
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3 days 15 hours ago
+1Putnam Investments Intern vs Commerical RE Venture InternHi everyone so I am new to the forums but have read through it quite a bit. I am in my senior year of college as a finance major and economics minor at a state school. I will start by saying I am not sure what area of finance I want to break into - hence my question. I have been searching for...9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Why are Investment Bank offices so spread apart in NYC?I was just checking out the distance between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> IBanking...9
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2 days 1 hour ago
+1College Choice onlineI'm currently graduating high school in the New York area and am doing the online program at Northeastern University. How are online degrees looked at in the business world? I'm looking into investment banking and hedge funds. 9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1I am BoredShort story is I got back from abroad and have 1.5 months till my SA. I am bored in the suburbs of new jersey, any recommendations on what to do until work?9
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1 week 5 days ago
+1For those who transferred to a target did your GPA & SAT from highschool matter?I'm attending a non-target next year and I'm prioritizing transferring to a semi-target or a target. I have a 4.1ish GPA (weighed) and a 3.4 (unweighted). I've taken a decent amount of APs but my SAT sucks (1110/1600), willing to retake it and study more for it. If I want to...9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Resume Critique - Junior trying get into School's Investment FundHello monkeys, Please <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/wso-finance-resume-review">review my resume</a></span>, I would like to hear anything you think - suggestions, feedback, critique, other relevant things. Trying to get into Student Managed...9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1$118K Undergrad Debt too much?Hello All, I am a current HS Senior with offers from GWU SB and BU Questrom, both finance majors. GWU gave me a 20K scholarship, which makes my debt around 52K, whereas BU gave 0 aid so the debt would be around 118K. BU Questrom has appealed to me in all ways and I think it would be a great...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Very friendly and kind contact now turns coldHey guys... so I got in touch with a contact at an EB a few days ago and he has was really friendly and helpful. He introduced two other friends to me and he said when I saw something on his company's website, tell him and he would pass my resume to HR for that specific position. He also...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Best Entry-Level Track to REPEWhat is the best way to break into REPE after undergrad? I was imagining it would entail something with: -<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> Analyst -Asset...9
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1GS interview timeline confusionHad a second round with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> almost 2 weeks ago for a Credit Risk position, which consisted of three back to back interviews over the phone. I thought it went well - my only concern...9
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1 day 20 hours ago
+1Career Transition non-finance to PEHi, I am new to this forum and hope to get some advice and opinion on my career breakthrough in financial industry. Like most people here, I have dreamed and aimed to have a career in Wall Street which lead me choose the finance major for bachelor degree and MBA in Finance. But also unlike...9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1HBS 2+2 interview adviceHi guys, I just received an invitation to interview for HBS 2+2. Any advice on how to prepare? thank you!9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Do 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...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Snap Q1 EarningsHello monkeys, As you guys might have known already, Snap just reported its first quarterly financial results. And boy oh boy, all these short sellers are making a killing. Suffice to say, Snap screwed up. Shares are down more than 25 percent in after-hours <span...9
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13 hours 48 min ago
+1Can I get away without a junior summer internship?I already have 2 IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> under my belt. One was this December-January full-time during my winter break, the other was this January-present part-time during...8
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1 week 6 days ago
+1At the Crossroads - Graduating Out of SchoolHello all, I am new here. I was looking for some input of what to do. My story is as follows: Started university in engineering, but did pathetic in my courses, ruining my GPA, and switched to Economics/Finance, Did much better, and got interested in the world of investment banking. So I...8
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Become a Portfolio Manager after being SalesAfter a few years as a Sales in a big <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm + the <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Resume critique - current sophomore seeking 2018 BB IB internshipHarsh criticism etc. welcome, thanks in advance ....................................................8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1WSO Caption Contest - May 5th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...8
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1 day 11 hours ago
+1Verbal Offer.... wtf? Got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> 2 weeks ago. got a call last week on Thursday saying that there's been a hiccup with regards to ur offer and more details will follow... wtf is this? they also...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Wannabe Physical Trader Deciding Between Two Internships Hi all, I'm a Freshman at a well known Ag School in California. I hope to one day become a physical commodity trader. After quite a few cold calls I've lined up two <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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6 days 17 hours ago
+1IB Interview quesion: What is debt trading at..?Hi guys, I recently ran into these <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span> questions when preparing for interviews. I am not sure about the answers and I would really appreciate if someone...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Cornell (Dyson Pre-Admit) vs UNC(Econ) I posted earlier and I am looking to make a final decision. I am between Cornell Dyson AEM (pre-admit) and UNC( would have to apply to the business school as sophomore). I plan to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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2 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Masters Graduate From Russia I hold a Specialist(<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>) degree from Russia in finance. Worked in Gazprom moved to US to develop myself in the language and my career. I went to Altai State Technical and I'm...8
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1 day 19 hours ago
+1Managing an Intern: What are you looking for?Title is pretty self-explanatory. I don't work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, but wanted to get perspective from other finance disciplines. When you are...8
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8 hours 4 min ago
+1Engineering vs Finance UndergradCurrent senior in High School. Is getting an engineering degree really a better investment than getting a finance undergrad degree? With an engineering degree, you can always get an MBA later on...but if you start out in finance, you can't(usually) get an engineering degree. Also,...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1DCF Analysis: Why do we use an unlevered Free Cash Flow to Firm, but discount it with the WACC (Levered)?So the title is basically my question. We use the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-weighted-average-cost-of-capital-WACC">WACC</a></span> to discount the <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 days 18 hours ago
+1Was that interview experience normal?good evening monkeys, I had an interview a few days ago for an IB internship position, and the first step was a case study. I've been on the hunt to land IB for a while now (like a lot of you guys) and worked on the modeling/valuation aspects a bunch of times over the past few...8
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1Boutique Email HelpSo basically I haven't got any summer opportunities at any of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s so I'm currently sending out emails to literally every Boutique I can...8
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1 week 1 day ago
+1What 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?8
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8 hours 1 min ago
+1MM PE GPA RequirementI know that this topic has been discussed in the past, but how would a 3.6 GPA (semi-target top 20 university) coupled with a MM PE internship coming from a well respected MM IB position me for MM PE recruiting?8
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13 hours 36 min ago
+1Real Estate IRR Excel Calculation QuestionHi everyone first time posting. Just started working at a real estate development firm at i've been working on our projected cash flow for a current project. Because we will be planning to re-invest equity from unit sales throughout the projected timeline through multiple phases, the...8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 IntakeHey Guys! With regard to the above captioned subject, I'm looking to get in touch with candidates who have applied for Abraaj's GAP for the 2017 intake. In this regard, I'd be grateful if people can apprise about the status of their application process. Also, all those who are...8
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+1Impressive PE Interview QuestionsThere is always that time of the interview when the interviewer asks if you have any questions. Imagine you were at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interview</a></span>, what questions do you...8
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+1Sourced Deal, Now What?I'm a first year associate at a PE shop. While we are lean from the junior level, we are fairly heavy at the top (not that unique of a situation). My role doesn't explicitly state that I have to source deals. If anything, the VPs and SVPs are in charge of sourcing deals. However,...8
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2 weeks 23 hours ago
+1CMU Tepper Undergrad (Course information) Hi, I'm considering going into CMU Tepper for undergrad and wanted to hear about the courses from someone who has been in the program. Specifically, I want to know how quantitative the curriculum is. CMU openly advertises that it has a highly quantitative curriculum, and when I sat down...8
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3 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Considering dropping all of this before I even start Long story short I failed to get into anywhere undergrad besides Kelley, Michigan LSA, Ohio State and Miami. The plan has been to major in finance while doing pre-med (to please my Asian parents) as a backup. Also I've recently decided to minor in statistics. Now I'm thinking I should...8
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Can a boutique investment bank divert from their business model and make a growth equity investment in advisory clientlet's say there is a financial firm with 2 subsidiaries, a principal investment biz and an i-banking biz If the i-b biz is approached by a firm looking for a strategic opinion, and the i-b likes the business model and outlook enough to seek that firm as a potential business partner...8
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Computer Science Major @ UPenn. Is consulting/finance an option?Hey everyone, A little bit about myself, I'm a sophomore at UPenn who recently switched into computer science from chemical engineering. I love coding, but after taking a consulting/finance/accounting class where we did Harvard MBA case studies, I realized I am actually kind of...8
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+1PCA on Swap Forwards (Fixed Income Question) - Confusedhttp://imgur.com/a/UtRKY Hello, everyone... Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. So based on this image above, I know this may be rather intuitive but for me, I'm not quite understanding this concept right now. So the first PC, which is the largest variance (Yield Level) indicates that...7
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+1How do these offers compare?Hey guys, I've cast such a wide net trying to lateral I have some very different standing offers. I'd appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts. I'm currently a research associate at a small to mid cap <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 day 20 hours ago
+1What are the skills that a Leader, Manager, and consultant requires in his or her testing times?According to me: Analyzing Business Positioning: Watching Out For Trends Understanding the Business Ecosystem Defining Value Striving for Innovation Getting Your People and Processes Aligned Taking Ownership Few more suggestions would be appreciated Regards. Alex Carter7
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+1Too early to move?Ladies and gents, To give you some context, I started in one of the top franchise teams at one of the BBs in London 10 months ago. I've had a lot of HHs reaching out to me over the last couple of weeks and its very probable that I'll be joining the recruitment process for some...7
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1Which offer to accept this summer? MF, HF, or Fed?I am a current sophomore at a non-target and after a stressful semester prepping for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>, I have been fortunate enough to get a few very intriguing...7
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+1Background Check - proof of unpaid part timeThanks in advance to anyone who jumps in. Here's my story: I worked for a very small "non-profit" startup company for part time. I did some research and model building work. I did do what I said on resume without exaggeration. I didn't have a title there (since...7
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Kelley vs TepperRight now my top options are IU and cmu. At IU I'm direct admit to both Kelly and Hutton honors college. At cmu I was accepted to Tepper. I'm leaning towards finance but am also open to entrepreneurship or management or a few other business majors. I have no experience...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Hi, I need direction.Hello, where should someone start if they would like to get into day <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> for the opportunities it provides? I currently only have a H.S. diploma. 7
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+1CFA level test 1 Hey guys, I am still a student studying finance and I have my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 test in june. I still haven`t started studying actually for the...7
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+1Offer rescinded, need serious helpI was doing a post-grad internship at a boutique valuation firm, and I received and accepted an offer at a PE FoF. I informed my work I accepted another offer and would be leaving, and as I was leaving the office the last day, I received word my offer at the FoF was rescinded. After accepting...7
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1 day 18 hours ago
+1Associate Compensation at Meridian Capital / JLLCan someone please provide me some insight as to what all-in comp looks like as an associate in the CRE brokerage group at a company like Meridian or JLL? Also, how does this differ from investment sales? I am exploring a role at one of these firms now and am not really sure what to expect...7
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1 day 16 hours ago
+1Ernst and YoungHas anybody here had any experience with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ernst-young-llp" target="_blank">Ernst and Young</a></span>? If so, what is it like? How's the culture? An answer from someone from the UK offices...7
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1 week 14 hours ago
+1Any CS majors in HFs?I've been told STEM majors do well in HFs due to their qualitative nature. What would be a route to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> from a...7
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+1Is getting fired worse than getting divorced?I saw <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-27/why-getting-fired-is-worse-than-divorce-or-the-death-of-a-spouse"> this article </a> floating around on my LinkedIn and eventually gave in and clicked it. Surprisingly, it wasn't just random nonsense...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Most practical valuation book?Wanted to get WSO's opinion on which valuation book (Rosenbaums, Damodaran, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span>, TTS etc.) is the best from a practical perspective....7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1S&T Analyst/Associate --> MBA --> IBD Associate Is this possible? Assuming I do my analyst/associate stint in sales at top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> ?7
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+1Breaking into London Investment Banking as an International studentI have been a WSO reader for a long time and I am heading to UK for undergrad this september to do my undergrad in economics and finance at a strong semi target university. Due to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa"...7
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+1BDC thread I haven't seen much from forums on BDCs/ direct lending roles and am looking to see if anyone has any insight in terms of working at these such as Golub, Ares, Antares, etc . Does anyone have any insight in the day to day working at the analyst/associate level. Do these roles have...7
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1 week 14 hours ago
+1SWF - Exit OppsCurious if anyone knows someone or has worked within a SWF and what exit opps look like? Also how you would view an opportunity to work at a SWF versus REPE? 7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1NYC BB associate signing bonuses class of 2017 (and negotiation)What are wallstreet signing bonuses (incl. relocation) for MBAs who start this year (2017)? Heard it traditionally was $40k (signing) + $7.5k (early decision) + $<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span>...7
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+1Is Minerva good for IB?I have been admitted to Minerva Schools at KGI. Apparently it's the most selective undergraduate program in the US. This year they had over 20k applications and something like 1.9% acceptance rate. Anyway, it's a really new program, so I don't know if it has any reputation among...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Need Help On Best Way To Prepare For A Global Macro Fund (Macro P.M. input wanted)I am a student who is really interested in global macro and whose dream job would be to be at a global macro hedge fund in an investment analyst role and where I could have the potential to act in an idea generation capacity. I have looked online and found some stuff, but all the stuff I found...7
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5 days 11 hours ago
+1Low R-squaredHi Guys, First of all - this is my first post so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything I've learned from you so far. I've got a question in the scope of statistical analysis of stocks and indices. How would you interpret having low R-squared...6
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+1How to do well as a sales & trading summer analyst?Any advice for me as I will be a sales & <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...6
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1 week 15 hours ago
+1Arms industry coverageAny IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> firm specialized/known for covering weapons, ammo, soldier equipment, etc. manufacturers? The issue is that most of the aerospace and defence...6
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Tudor Pickering Holt & Co - Current Perception of O/G GroupI'm trying to find some more current information on the firm. I know they focus primarily on A&D in upstream but what is the culture like? Prestige in Houston? Exit Ops? Salary?6
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+1Internship at a small Venture Fund in SV - Salary?Hi, Would you have any clue at which all-in compensation level an intern at a small Venture PE firm based in Menlo Park would be at? 4-6 months assignment, participating to business plan modelling, meeting targeted companies with a Partner, meeting portfolio companies for follow-ups, helping...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Big 4 RotationCurious if anyone has ever done a 6 to 12 month rotation between competencies at a big 4 firm. I'm specifically interested in Valuation or FDD. I understand this can be common coming from audit, but interested if anyone has seen it done from someone on the consulting side. Rationale is...6
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+1How can I leverage this?A friend of mine told me his uncle "buys and sells" companies and works in NY. So I look him up on LinkedIn and..... HES A MANAGING DIRECTOR @ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>...6
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5 days 50 min ago
+1 training meal reimbursement Do most banks pay for meals while Full time employees (from non NYC offices) are in New York Cityfor new hire training?6
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1 day 17 hours ago
+1What exactly is JP Morgan's corporate analyst program?Hi all, this is probably going to sound incredibly stupid of me, but I don't have much experience in the banking industry as my major is physics. I've been "offered" (haven't applied but verbal offer) a place on <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Healthcare REIT Case Study InterviewHello, I made it to the final round of interview for a Healthcare <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>. The recruiter informed me that the final round would consist of...6
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5 days 19 hours ago
+1How do I become an analyst? Am I even qualified? Please give me some guidance on making an analyst.Hi, to share my background, I have graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Economics with a GPA of 3.4 back in Dec, 2016. I have always admired the finance industry and now I want to become an analyst. Something about an Analyst sounded "sexy". After...6
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Need help choosing between boutique ibank internshipsI have two offers on the board; unpaid I-banking internship for boutique in NY or paid I-bank boutique in portland, OR Which would you choose and why? Thanks6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Citi Early Identification Program Has anyone heard back regarding the Early Identification Program in terms of next steps aside from the forms/registration?6
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+1Credit Analyst - Big bank or small?Got two job offers, both are for Credit Analyst. One is a smaller bank, $60b in assets, another from a large bank (SBA) with over 1.5 trillion . They pay the same, the smaller is bonused, the larger obviously has its name, very thorough training and more volume. The smaller bank has a close nit...6
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4 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Macro rates salesCurrently work as an analyst in London in exotic equity derivatives sales. I got an interview at another bank for a "macro rates sales" position. The job description was very short with no description of the instruments. Has anyone heard of this type of sales role before? to me, as an...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1GPA needed for BB/EB IB from target?What GPA from Cornell (social science major) should you have for IB for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/EB by junior year for recruiting? What about for <span...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Endowment Fund -----> IBDI am currently a sophomore at a non-target, and recently accepted an offer to work as an investment analyst at an endowment fund this upcoming summer (~1-3B fund) that invests across all asset classes and a broad variety of industries. My main focus is securing a SA role for next summer, so I...6
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4 days 14 hours ago
+1GID DevelopmentWSOers, does anyone have familiarity with GID (General Investment & Development) and specifically the NYC office of their Development Group? Curious about their reputation/working there. Thanks6
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+15/1/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming WSO Meet Ups:</u></strong> <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/wso-happy-hour-paris-fri-19-may-800pm-les-etages">WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 19 May, 8:00pm @ Les...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1When do you ask about comp?When HHs reach out to you about a role (call it 7+ years of required experience) at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> (notorious for nebulous comp structure and...6
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Leaving investment banking job after 2 monthsI'm currently a new analyst in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> that has just completed my firms training program. We have an atypical start date. I am about to receive...6
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+1I have CRE experience, but only for my family's small CRE business, how can I work for a big firm?I've been working for my family's CRE business for a couple years (though I've been assisting in different ways since I was a kid, but I'm not exactly counting that as experience), but the company is relatively small in terms of employee size. We have a few large retail...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Best Language to Learn?Hey, Rising high school senior here looking to go into finance one day after college. Though I'm interested in finance, I am also highly interested in international business and learning a new language. What would you guys suggest as a language for someone to learn for international...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Will BB IBD consider hedge fund experience any relevant?Will <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 day 11 hours ago
+1Computer Science or Math/Economics degree to break in as a Quant?Alright guys I am a community college student who got accepted to Brown University for Computer Science, and also University of Pennsylvania for Computer Science also. For Math/Economics I got accepted to UCLA and for Computer Science/Business Administration I got accepted to USC. 1. I was...6
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+1Need help narrowing down which banks to prioritize in recruitingHi all, I'm a sophomore at a semi-target and a long-time lurker on this forum that's gearing up for IB recruiting in the fall. I've already been reaching out to alumni in the industry and have attended some corporate presentations, but I still feel like I can't narrow my...6
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3 days 18 hours ago
+1CC -> Cornell Transfer Advice Hey everyone, I have recently been accepted to Cornell ilr as an incoming junior from a community college. I am thrilled to have cornell as a legitimate option now that I have been admitted, but I still have some concerns regarding entering a new school as a junior and its implications on...6
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5 days 11 hours ago
+1I've Been Doing Technology Consulting for Years, and Its So Boring. Literally bored out of my mind most of the time. If it didn't offer a stable 6 figure salary, not sure I would keep doing this. Recently started taking a finance class online (and a strategy class) online, through the HBX program and <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1I got asked these 2 Mental Math Questions during a M&A Interview, how do I actually solve them in my head?Today I had my first <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib interview</a></span> which went pretty well until these 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+2After Investment BankingI'm still an undergrad, but I've heard stories that a lot of bankers have been leaving their investment banking roles after their 2 year analyst course to go on to hedge fund, private equity and so on. I am just curious to as why more and more people are doing this and what is the...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Am I heading in the right direction for a future in RE?Hey guys, I am graduating next month with a degree in finance from a well known public university. I am looking to get into commercial real estate in the distant future, I hope to get my hands dirty with multifamily in the near term with my own cash. I thought things would work out and I...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Small cap Private Equity firm --- (Investment Criteria is $2-$10mm EBITDA)I was wondering how pay is structured at such a small firm like this? There is one MD, one VP, and one Associate. Investment criteria is $15-100mm Revenue and $2-$10mm <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Camden Property Trust guys--anyone have intel on the general reputation of this group in the multifamily development space? they seem fairly quiet in this phase of the cycle which is obviously not unexpected, but very well capitalized, good debt/ebitda ratio for a public company and do some pretty cool development...6
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+1Transition into banking/consulting/phd/MBA from startup scene Hello All, I’m going back to school as a senior (top school in US, econ major) after working on startups for six years. I experienced one exit ($$$ + stock) and one failure. For the second one, I gave it all; it didn't work out. Anyways, I am done with all the startup hype, decide to...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1All debt buyoutHi all - posting this in PE because I used to work in PE and you guys are better modelers than Corp types. Doing buyout model work for a firm that has a large revolver facility. They can do small to medium size deals of say $30-$150m entirely with revolver funds, so no equity check up front. ...6
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5 days 19 hours ago
+1Non target undergrad, Management consultingAny advice on how to get from a non target school to a strategy consulting firm. Just any advice on things to do? 62 weeks 6 days ago
+1Where and how often do you get laid in NYC?Pretty simple question, what's the best way? What's your strategy? Only for single warriors (gonna spend 1 month in NYC) 6
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+1BB IB vs. Audax PEI have an IB internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Credit Asset Manager or Commercial Banking, which to chose?Hi All, It seems as if the markets for leveraged lending/direct lending is really popular right now. I am curious what the pros & cons of being a generalist (covering several areas but not being leaned out for everything) vs. a specialist in, say, a specific area of lending (software,...6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1How do I know when to go homeI'll be starting my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> this June at a top tier 1 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1REPE best practices I saw this as a topic on the PE forum. I thought it might be valuable to start one here. What are some challenges, solutions, and best practices you guys have when transitioning to a new PE role. Would love to hear about approaches to deal sourcing, considerations/stuff to look out for...6
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+1Advice needed - jumping to another repe (Asia based)Hi folks, this is my first post here in WSO. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude here to members here who have contributed a lot of useful information. A little bit of my background: 1. Spent One and a half year in Big4 Auditing 2. Joined a boutique repe (my current job) as...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1What level is McKinsey Sr Associate? I've been seeing the Sr. Associate title pop up on LinkedIn for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> connections? What is a Sr. Associate? I thought you went from...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1Associate vs. VPI'm a late bloomer when it comes to the desire to enter a career in private equity. While networking, I'm engaging people to discuss associate roles. From my industry experience though, I have a decent Rolodex of company management contacts, and I've worked for a couple of...5
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6 days 22 hours ago
+1Development vs. REPEI want to turn to this forum for some clarity. ** Thank you in advice for any advice! ** First a little background on myself… I am a junior at a non-target studying finance and accounting. I have developed an interest in RE Finance and have hit the networking trail hard. I have secured an...5
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Stern vs Moore (South Carolina)Hi, I posted this on the IB forum, but wanted to get some advice from this forum as well. I am currently deciding on a college for undergrad, and I have narrowed it down to Stern School of Business at NYU and the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. While I...5
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Looking for Advice - Worth it to get my CPA if my interest is IB/PE?Hi WSO, I am currently a Junior accounting major at a non-target looking to work full time in IB/PE upon graduation, depending on what offers I can wrangle up. I have spoken with a few non-IB/PE folks (Fixed-Income, Lawyers w/ CPAs, etc.) and am trying to decide if I should get my CPA upon...5
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1 day 15 hours ago
+1Can someone explain me Blackstone's EOP real estate deal?Hi I'm currently reading <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">King of Capital</a></span> and I am fascinated by the EOP deal. Briefly one thing about me: I will shortly enter college in...5
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4 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Where do people find "top jobs"?How can you tell if a job is a "top job"? If you go on sites like Indeed, they have all sorts of jobs. How can one tell the difference between a bad, mediocre and top job?5
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2 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Anyone read The Alchemist?I've read the book once and am reading it again. It has really changed my life. I have always wanted to become a doctor, but after reading it, I realized that my true desire in life is to make it rich on Wall Street. So I quit trying to become a doctor, and am now trying to get into a top...5
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9 hours 49 min ago
+1Valuation under Discounted cash flowI am little confused on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> Valuation. I did a valuation of a cash inflow for 2 years and terminal value cash flow at the end of 2nd year. I arrived...5
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Networking: Phone call vs. in-person coffee chatI'm in the middle of scheduling a call at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm in preparation for a summer 2018 SA position in IB (I'm a sophomore now). The presumption was...5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1First day as an equity research associate!I'm a first-year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> associate in the energy industry. Any tips on where to get the latest news on the mid-stream / MLP industry? Thanks!5
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+1How to Capitalize Corporate Costs?If I'm doing a SOTP <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> analysis - how do you determine the <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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6 days 3 hours ago
+1Strategy& vs Oliver WymanHey, so I searched but couldn't find any recent comparisons between the 2. I'm trying to choose between both of these firms for strategy consulting. How do they compare in terms of exit opportunities, B-school placements, overall prestige, etc? Thanks.5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Transferring out of Ivey and help with my situation.I will be attending the University of Western Ontario (Ivey AEO) this coming fall. I understand that Ivey is somewhat of a target. I am a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S but would preferably like to work in the later. Would it be more advantageous for IB opportunities to try to transfer...5
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3 weeks 17 hours ago
+11st Year Analyst, where to live in NYC?Hi all, Happy Friday. Hope everyone had a great week. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to which apartment buildings would be best suitable for a first year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1How many stocks?Hi Guys, Those of you who work at HFs , how many stocks do you cover ? I mean how many stocks do you actively maintain models on, follow during earnings etc and know the story pretty well ? I am looking to make a switch from the sell-side to a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Summer: Boutique IB vs Non Big 4 FDD Hi all, I've read through the threads on here from others who were in similar situations but wanted to post my own as well as it seems a bit different. I've recently received two SA offers and am torn on which one to accept and only have a few days to decide. Ultimate goal would be...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Biggest GPA whore firms? Least?Was wondering which firms have the biggest reputations for GPA? Any leeway for science majors? Really feels like most GPAs for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> are 3.7+. I'm a computational...53 weeks 6 days ago
+1HBS Guru vs Other Admissions Consultants for H / S / W from an IBD --> Megafund BackgroundHi guys - I'm going to begin my MBA application process for the class of 2020 soon (will be applying round 1), and I am trying to decide which of the MBA admissions consultants to engage with for my apps As background, I have a classic IBD / PE background (GS TMT / MS M&A -->...5
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2 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Transferring to a better schoolHey I'm going to be attending Tepper undergrad at CMU as a freshman in the fall. I'm very happy to be there, but am definitely open to potentially transferring at some point to a different school. Of course, I'm only going to transfer if CMU isn't what I'm looking...5
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+1Georgetown MS Economics?As the title says... they didn't have a job placement report for master students on the website. Any info on this program? (Both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/applied-economics">Applied Economics</a></span> and the new <span...5
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+1Engineer from Target Gunning for Consulting Offer Hello, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - tl;dr **Goal:** Trying to land consulting position at McKinsey, Bain, BCG, … **Question:** What kind of MS program would be most beneficial in this goal? If not an MS program, what else...5
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+1Fuqua vs. KFBS ($$) Longtime lurker, first time poster. Hate to ask another "X School vs. Y School ($$)" question, but I'm having a hard time with this. Long story short: - Nontraditional background. Looking to make transition to consulting (but also want to have good options if I decide...5
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+1Valuation of an intangible asset (technology / R&D)Hi, How would you estimate the value of an intangible asset, more specifically an R&D formulation? I represent an industrial buyer, who is considering to acquire an R&D formulation from a competitor. The products can be sold to our clients current customers, but will require some...5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Am I an employee?Quick question, I know we are arguing semantics here, but if I signed an offer letter to start July 2017 as an anlyst for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>, am I technically an...5
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3 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Roomba Vacuum CleanerIt's 25% off on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> right now and Honey shows it's the lowest price it's ever been on there. Anyone have one? Is it worth it to you? How good is...5
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2 weeks 17 hours ago
+1How to make a smooth exit out of internal wholesaling?I've considered institutional sales, advising and something in fintech. Any advice/alternatives? Ty5
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11 hours 1 min ago
+1How is UT Austin non honorsDoes non-BHP McCombs at UT still have good placement into top BBs? (Specifically in New York city and Houston)5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Free College in New York PassesI am sure by now all of you have seen the bill being passed that New York will provide free tuition to middle class families. If you haven't read, here is an article <a...5
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1How are we looking on the IBD job front?Currently seeing a lot of posting for MDs at boutiques and MMs. Typical Associate/Junior VP offerings from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/michael-page" target="_blank">Michael Page</a></span>/Shebly J. and the other usual...5
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3 days 17 hours ago
+1USC vs. EmoryI currently am a freshman at Emory but I'm thinking of transferring to USC because I would like to work on the West Coast. I would assume I have a better shot at getting into west coast banking coming from USC rather than Emory. Any thoughts?5
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1 day 11 hours ago
+1Going into Junior recruiting with 3.3 GPA but relevant work experience, am I screwed?I am a sophomore interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> in markets this Summer. Although I accepted my offer while maintaining a 3.6, a combination of family and mental health issues have caused my gpa to...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Newbie Questions for college studentHello, I am new to this site and decided to ask a few questions. I am a sophomore finance student interested in IB. 1.) what should i learn/study on my own for IB? I find myself having plenty of extra time outside of class. 2.) Should i be focusing on one industry for my studies? I know that...5
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+1wacc or internal required rate for private companyI was just wondering how do you calculate wacc or any other discount rates for a private company with NO DEBT at all? The company has been in business for over 10++ years and somehow they have managed to do well with zero debts, how do you calculate wacc or return on equity to be used for the...5
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6 days 5 hours ago
+1Based on my profile, what and how many mBA programs would You recommend I apply To? Aiming for Six-Figure f500Here's my profile. I have a 3.82 GPA from UC Berkeley, majored in Philosophy, and did high-tech SaaS software sales at IBM for four years. I got a 740 on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Level of complexity in TMT group or pure Tech IBD?I've heard that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span> and pure tech <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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8 hours 11 min ago
+1What would you be doing if you wouldn't hadn't recieved the offer for your current job?title says it all. Trying to not develop a mentality of IB or bust. 5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Bank Execs Selling like crazyRead this [article](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-have-bankers-become-so-bearish-151144759.html) on Yahoo Finance this morning. Looks like bank Execs. are selling like crazy as of late, is this a warning sign to get out of equities?5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Boston U vs Northeastern U vs UIUCHi, I've been accepted to Boston University, Northeastern University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as an Economics major for my undergrad. I know these schools aren't the best if you want to break into Investment Banking, but these are the only options I've...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Does consensus estimates = current value of the stock?Stock price often goes up or down based on whether earnings make the consensus estimates. But let’s say the entire street is bullish on the stock with a 30% upside on average. Wouldn’t the consensus estimates in that case represent a stock price higher than the current price? In that...5
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1 day 13 hours ago
+1First Year Analyst BonusHi I had a question on YE bonuses for first year analysts. Let's say you start working in July 2016 and get paid a YE16 bonus of $30k. When you get your YE17 bonus do you compare it to your actual YE16 bonus or your YE16 bonus annualized? 5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Exit Opps for M&A ConsultingHey everyone, I'm currently working as an Associate out of undergrad at a Big 4 firm in the M&A Consulting practice. Basically, the group does a lot of pre-deal work (Private equity due diligence) and execution work as well (Carveout management, integration management --- lots of...5
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2 days 6 hours ago
+1Guggenheim Lateral Analyst Modeling TestI'm a 2nd year on a product team at a competing bank interviewing for a coverage role. Thoughts on whether this will be merger model or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span>? 5
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3 weeks 16 hours ago
+1Interview Timeline ConfusionHad a second round with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> 10 days ago for a Credit Risk position, which consisted of three back to back interviews over the phone. I thought it went well - my only concern is that...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1What can I do immerse myself into finance before my first year of college?Hi I'm an up and coming college freshman who is very interested in pursuing finance. What can I do to immerse myself into finance and essentially get a headstart over my peers. I have heard that reading the wall street journals finance and economic sections are important but what...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1i-Bankers and the CFAHey Monkeys, I'm a 2nd year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/MM and want to finish my <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Wall St Prep Restructuring Modeling Has anyone tried the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span> Restructuring Modeling Package? If so, do you think it is worth the money? I will be a <span...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1What is UC Berkeley's reputation/level of prestige in SoCal? (Compared to UCLA & USC)Hi all, I got Regents Scholar invitation from UC Berkeley and UCLA. I also got an admit from USC. At USC, I was admitted into their UG business program (Marshall). At Berkeley, I'd be pre-Haas, with economics as a backup. At UCLA, I'd be doing business econ. My goal is investment...5
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6 days 13 hours ago
+1Dilemma - Master in Finance at St. Gallen or Bocconi?Hey guys, I'm currently facing a bit of a luxury problem, as I got accepted to both the Master in Banking and Finance at St. Gallen and the MSc Finance at Bocconi. Both universities also gave me a scholarship that cover most of the tuition fee, so I'm not sure what to choose. St....5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Opinions of Living in HoustonSo recently I have been offered a position at a bank in Houston but, have read that crime is high in the city. My question is for people living in the city how is it? If I still would want to enjoy the night life the city has to offer. Also is Houston a city where you would need a car to get...5
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2 days 16 hours ago
+1IS NYU CAS Econ a target?I'm a freshman at NYU studying economics in the College of Arts and Science, and was wondering whether it would be possible for me to stand a chance in getting an IB job either at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Career Advise--should i make this move?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx5
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+1How do I raise capital for residential real estate property investments, and what jobs can I get with my degree?I have recently graduated college with my associates degree in business. I want to get a job in finance. It could be retail finance (working for a retail bank like <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Impressive Qs to Ask at PE Interviewhi! I have an interview coming up for an internship at a MM in NY and was wondering if anyone has insight as to what questions one could ask at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interview</a></span>?...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Collection Account - Screwed in Accounting/Finance?I have no freak'n clue how it happened but I have a $80 medical bill stuck in collections and I'm not sure that I'll be able to get it expunged from my credit report (I will pay it obviously but it'll still be on my report). I would have paid it had I known about it. I have...5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1How does Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests factor into a DCF FCF calculation? What about NI from Associate CosHow does Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests factor into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 days 49 min ago
+1Business school application: GMAT or CFA? Do you think is better study and prepare the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> or the <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Need to learn financial modeling and accountingIn a month I will be interning at a small investment firm and need to know how to how to do different valuations for stocks. I am currently a high school senior and to be frank I don't have a clue what am I doing. Where should I start in order be able to create models for stock valuations?...5
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2 days 19 hours ago
+1Getting into investment banking 2 years after graduating? Since graduating last September I have worked in consulting and most recently I have done an investment banking internship at an elite boutique. I am struggling to leverage this internship into a full time position in investment banking. My plan is to work in an unrelated field for a...4
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6 hours 42 min ago
+1What are the three top skills needed to get an IB offer?For a career switcher at a networking event, what are the indicators that someone is ready to make the switch to banking? If you were to point out three key traits / knowledge suits. what would it be?4
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Should I reach out to people in my group before I start?Starting as a SA in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> in June. Talked a few people during group placement but not really close with anyone there. Should I reach out to other...4
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