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+135Investment Banks as the Houses of WesterosIn honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the WSO community. If the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> were the Houses of Westeros,...601 week 2 days ago
+74To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...714 hours 11 min ago
+57Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in investment banking.</h4> For those of you looking to...1041 month 3 days ago
+51Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD AnalystSo I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...363 months 1 week ago
+472018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageEARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a...26010 hours 36 min ago
+31Ask 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...114422 hours 56 min ago
+43From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...263 weeks 4 days ago
+38An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...591 hour 8 min ago
+37Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats <span class='keyword_link'><a...772 weeks 2 days ago
+35Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)That's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. <h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3> Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior PE...588 min 37 sec ago
+32I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...161 week 18 hours ago
+29I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...1591 week 1 day ago
+28How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingAfter my <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-resigned-from-rothschild-to-start-a-company">original post</a> describing why I decided to resign from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild"...422 weeks 5 days ago
+26Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...401 week 6 days ago
+21Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE M&A</h3> <h4>1 - CLIENT PITCH:</h4>Meet with the Client and pitch your firm along...433 days 16 hours ago
+19This forum helped me go from Blackstone to Facebook to YCombinator startup founder (rebrand.ly/getourchat). Ask me anything!Wow does this forum brings back memories! WallStreetOasis was a welcome discovery my freshmen year in college and I checked it religiously back then - trying to gauge the relative prestige and status of different firms and sucking in all the hilarious and offensive terminology along with it....612 hours 9 min ago
+18Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending HBS. A week ago I finished my last final exam of my RC year (1st year) at Harvard Business...1302 weeks 4 days ago
+19Most Frustrating Job Search StoriesSo I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why. I graduated from a small but...251 week 4 days ago
+17I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...915 days 23 hours ago
+17Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...601 week 6 days ago
+17This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...601 week 4 days ago
+16Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> gunning for a return offer in AM. I went...103 weeks 15 hours ago
+13AMA - Master of Real EstateI'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018. I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...571 day 23 hours ago
+16EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...372 weeks 4 days ago
+13The market is turning rapidly...In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...852 days 16 hours ago
+11AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> M&A group. Happy to answer any and all questions... - <span class='keyword_link'><a...833 weeks 6 days ago
+11Day in the Life: Retail Investment Sales BrokerHi all - although I haven't posted much, I've been lurking in the shadows for a while now. After mooching off of all the amazing posts, I figured it was time to give back as there have not been any posts related to a Day in the Life of a net lease investment sales broker. ...1420 hours 19 min ago
+10Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things WSO has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while you were busy working away? Or something that's happened...942 weeks 3 days ago
+10Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and...341 week 23 hours ago
+16Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. <h3>A bit about my...286 days 4 hours ago
+9Your Favorite BreakfastHi Gang, After having a delicious breakfast this morning consisting of 4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee, I wanted to know what is everyone's favorite weekday breakfast. I wake up a little earlier to have the time to cook it but I start the day full and happy. I...1191 hour 40 min ago
+9Amazon Buys Whole FoodsAmazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....713 days 22 hours ago
+9Coffee Shop Drink Tips + Former Barista AMA <h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3> Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. If you have any questions, ask below. <h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> ...461 day 4 hours ago
+8Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as IB? Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as Investment Banking? 1192 weeks 1 day ago
+8What's the best Target?Personally, I prefer the Super Targets for one stop shopping, but is there anyone out there that likes the regular ones or even the mini-ones (heard of them but never experienced).121 week 3 days ago
+8Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step TwoHello everyone. Seeing as the first part of this guide was fairly popular, I’ll attempt to expedite the rest of the guide for your benefits. Here’s the link to step one if you missed it: <a...74 weeks 17 hours ago
+7Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?842 weeks 1 day ago
+7How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...742 weeks 1 day ago
+7What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?651 hour 20 min ago
+7I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...492 weeks 2 days ago
+7Best Cock UpsMonkeys, I was reading someone else's post about war stories, wanted to kick off a thread about the best cock-ups you've seen, or maybe your 'friend' committed. My personal favourite: First year analyst (kid is a rock start) is sitting in the cab with three MDs on the...402 days 9 hours ago
+7Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wage<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-minimum-wage-announcement-1.4137339">To be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner.</a> Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so...353 weeks 2 days ago
+7Worst startup ideas that received fundinghttps://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?anchorTopic=71074&keywords=Europe%27s%20best%20startups%20on%20display&origin=NEWS_MODULE_FROM_DESKTOP_HOME Not saying any of the above startups are bad ideas, but looking through there, it made me think of some startups that I've...343 days 10 hours ago
+7Life NecessitiesTaken from my schools meme page and posted by some humanities major. Please send to your friends who can't stop obsessing over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span>/MO/<span...175 days 20 hours ago
+62017 NBA Finals ThreadOkay, actually I have been a loyal fan of KB (Kwame Brown) for about twelve years ? And I told my friends that I'm not gonna watch NBA again except the Grand Finals. However I've been following some news. Would Spurs get into the Grand Final without Pachulia? Arguable. Kawhi...1042 weeks 16 hours ago
+7What is there to life after 30 if you don't want to go the starting a family route.Guess it is a part of my quarter life crisis even though things have been going a lot better for me in recent months in regards to employment (loving my full-time job!) and financially (pay is decent for someone like me). I often wonder about my 30s and have this habit of looking ahead to see...602 weeks 2 days ago
+6Humidity is the devilI know this has been talked about ad nauseam on here, but I'm gonna put a spin on this. I live in DC which is a swamp, no pun intended, and I'm thinking of uprooting and going somewhere new. A lot of the posts on here are about NYC vs LA vs Chicago etc in terms of nightlife, cost of...555 days 17 hours ago
+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...461 week 2 days ago
+6J.P. Morgan HireVue: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span>. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through WSO...401 hour 54 min ago
+6WSO Happy Hour: Thur 6/15, 7:15pm @Reichenbach Beer HallNa zdravi, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of summer will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! New spot got rave reviews last time and plenty of good German beer was drunk. See if anyone orders DAS BOOT this time! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, June 15h, @...331 week 5 days ago
+6Incoming Investment bankers, what did you do sophomore summer?Questions is in the title, where did you guys intern for sophomore year summer? Or if you didn't intern, how did you spend that summer? 312 weeks 1 day ago
+6Dealing With NervesI get really nervous before doing something important, which sometimes jeopardizes my performance. Do you have any advice for controlling nerves before and during a presentation, interview, exam, etc.? 251 week 4 days ago
+64 Ways to Make Friends and 1 Way to Keep themDid you know that **"not having enough friends is the same risk factor as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?"** I did not. <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40424657/the-best-way-to-make-new-friends-according-to-science?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds"> This...233 weeks 1 day ago
+5Law School is a Terrible IdeaWhat is a default answer for anyone who does not have a job after graduation? <strong>The answer I hear far too often is law school. </strong> In my opinion, it is an answer that is chosen out of a natural necessity. I tend to see that many of these undergrads gravitate to a...1101 week 5 days ago
+6Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step ThreeHello everyone. In the last part of this guide we went over how to apply the quiz and recall method to your studying, specifically to vocab-based questions and quantitative problems. <h4>Step Three: Two Tools to Optimize Your Studying</h4> Now we’re going to go over two...63 weeks 3 days ago
+6End my name is goldsteinHow about everyone just stop responding to my name is goldstein until he goes away. At least trolls are usually funny. This dude just straight up blows.42 weeks 1 day ago
+5Is it overkill if I start preparing early?I'm an upcoming Freshmen (Uni.) and I'm dead set into breaking into IB. On top of working this Summer, I want to spend some time reading and such. Should I pick up a book on IB and pick up on the technicals early on? I know what quite a bit on what Analysts do from reading a ton on...563 days 19 hours ago
+5CFA WeekendTime to get it done, Saturday is the day. A little last minute for this post but: Who's taking it/What level/What number will this attempt be/How are you feeling about it? I'll be siting for level 2, will be my second go at it. Passed level 1 first try the previous December and...563 weeks 2 days ago
+5Music for making it rainHi! Do you rainmakers have any songs you listen to for motivation? I need a playlist to get in the spirit of competition, but have practically no songs to compose said playlist. Despite having an okay taste in music (jazz, mostly) I become Paris Hilton when the music needs to turn me into a...544 hours 38 min ago
+5What do boutiques do when there are no live deals?Hey everyone, I´ve been lurking for a while now but this is my first time posting. Sorry if this is a rookie question or has been answered before, but what do small shops do when they have no live deals? I know the senior bankers would be out looking for clients, but what about analysts and...371 day 12 hours ago
+5MBA Internship Recruiting - Corporate Development/Strategy AMAHave received a lot of info off of this site and this forum in particular, so thought I would give back. I know the MBA landscape and CD/BD/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> roles can be a black box at times...254 days 20 hours ago
+5Why do brokers mail you book-bound, high-gloss OMs? Who cares?See the picture below of this monstrosity that got mailed to our office today. The thing weighs ~5 lbs. All thick-cut paper with high-gloss sheen. I just don't understand. This example isn't even the worst: I've been mailed hardcover book-bound OMs before as if these are...241 week 15 hours ago
+5And With the 1st Pick in the 2017 NBA Draft...The Boston Celtics select Markelle Fultz. [Indubitably](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HuFgw-B3L8). [Here's some insight into this year's draft class from Chad...231 week 20 hours ago
+5House Votes to Gut Dodd-FrankThe House voted 233 to 186 today for a sweeping rewrite of the rules governing Wall Street, an opening Republican bid to encourage economic growth by loosening regulation of the financial sector. The House bill would unwind major parts of Dodd-Frank by relieving healthy banks of some...212 weeks 1 day ago
+5TOBINCO's unlucky boys<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/capture_0.png?itok=Vb7fReGQ" alt="" /> This year's unlucky trio. @TOBINCO" (to meet word limit) My Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy...205 days 17 hours ago
+5Starting A Search Fund (Micro PE Firm)I'm finishing up my MBA at Wharton right now and am starting a search fund right now. I've read that PE firms are starting to eat into search fund territory in terms of company type ($1-$3 million <span class='keyword_link'><a...161 week 5 days ago
+5Retired Major League Baseballer needs adviceHI! I am a soon to be retired Major League Baseball player, looking for insight regarding my career prospects. I graduated from a top 20 undergrad business program with a B.S. in Finance. For the last 5 years i have been playing professional baseball, and in 2015 I pitched in the major...1351 min 29 sec ago
+5When I wear completely white shirts, people can see my nipple. Does it offend my colleagues?I got dark nipples and they seem to shine through my shirt,,, (I realized that when I went to the toilet, looking at myself in the mirror... Also I would like to fuck some of the female analysts,.. Just my 2 cents though122 weeks 16 hours ago
+5Biweekly Anonymus MailbagMonkeys, As I have taken on a somewhat larger role with WSO, I am heading up a new project. For those of you who have not seen my posts before, I was formerly a blogging intern with WSO and now am an intern manager. I am in my junior to senior year summer, and interning in consulting. If...112 weeks 4 days ago
+5Real Estate Megathread - The Best RE Posts on WSOBig thanks to my content intern @Jason46 for putting this post together. These are the top ranked posts and discussions related to Real Estate. <h3>Top Discussions:</h3> <b>1. <a...11 week 5 days ago
+6Does going to a Community College hurt my chances of transferring into a Semi-Target?So, for financial reasons, I have no other choice but to drop my enrollment for my state-flagship. I have a good HS record (3.4 GPA w/ 6 APs). I have no other option but to go to my CC for 2 years. When I've worked and gathered some money to go out of state, will top business schools...943 days 23 hours ago
+5Goldman Sachs & Venezuelan BondsGoldman bought around $3B worth of “[hunger bonds](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/goldman-sachs-gave-big-hand-to-venezuela-hunger-bonds-movement),” which led to protests outside of the Manhattan headquarters about a week ago. Venezuelan reserves have dropped from...691 week 1 day ago
+4Favorite All Time Quotes?I would like to present this question to all those in the WSO community: what is one of your favorite quotes? Could be from absolutely anything. 622 hours 26 min ago
+6Prelude to the Next RecessionHey Monkeys, Almost ten years ago, the Fed, followed by the other central banks of the world, embarked on an unprecedented mission to save the global economy from spectacular implosion with QE. Shortly afterwards, new regulations were instated to improve the health and security of the...581 week 1 hour ago
+4I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?Suicide is not my option, therefore I have to live with the body I have. What can I do to improve my condition? 5'8 and 100kgs (tragic), I am at the bottom of the '<span class='keyword_link'><a...412 weeks 2 days ago
+4How is it possible to have a negative EV?So the answer is that a company has more cash than the market value of equity. That makes no sense because the market value of equity takes into account cash, thats why you have to subtract cash from enterprise value in the first place...4117 hours 11 min ago
+17I worked on the Amazon / Whole Foods acquisition — AMA!Hi WSO! Since the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>/Whole Foods acquisition seems to be the "hot topic of the day", I figured I'd help pay back the community for all the...395 days 14 hours ago
+4What do you all think of Reddit?https://www.reddit.com/r/finance/comments/6ix9wh/is_wall_street_oasis_wso_one_big_joke_that_im_not/ I. Hate. Reddit.371 day 23 hours ago
+5Are these semi-targets even worth considering?Hey fellow monkeys! I know the debate between semi-targets and targets is ongoing on this forum. How much of a disadvantage does attending a semi-target put you at? Does being at an Ivy League school automatically place you above a student from a semi-target and non-target, even if you...323 weeks 6 days ago
+4Is it worth pursuing a career in trading in 2017?I am set to graduate this year and I am currently looking for TA roles. The more I read about the industry, the less worthwhile it all seems in the long run. Can 2017 college grads still make a career within <span class='keyword_link'><a...322 days 22 hours ago
+4How Do You Give Back?What are some of you guys doing to give back to your communities, if anything? How do you even get started? Finally, is there a good way to apply our finance skills towards helping our communities (besides the most prestigious route: GS => Gov't)? One-off events like giving blood or...234 days 15 hours ago
+4Rick Leaman, Vice Chairman @ Moelis, "10 Tips for Success"He mentioned that he had a 2.9 at Duke and rose up to the partner ranks in banking. Mind blown....[Duke Graduation 2017](https://youtu.be/126FzGY4MfQ)114 weeks 1 day ago
+4Can you please describe a job in sales?Hi! First, let me give you a bit of background: I am a high school student, and I've been interested in finance for a little less than a year. Although I am better in the humanities subjects, I am working hard to get better math skills (not so hard to be a quant, though) and am reading a...111 week 6 days ago
+4Juventus Vs Real Madrid - UEFA Champions Leage FINAL Thread - Any Soccer/Football Fans here?People here are HYPED on NBA's finals. I guess some people are here from Europe too right? Lets show some consideration to football/soccer too. As a Barcelona fan, it is my duty to support JUVE. Who will you side with? Tonight we witness the most prestigious club competition on...93 weeks 3 days ago
+4First Rounds/Super days for Full Time (2018) Hey there monkeys, Any 1st rounds/Superdays for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'S/EB'S/MM'S yet? Please share if so Actually have applications for any of the...86 days 17 hours ago
+4The definitive trick to passing a prop trading math test.Practice Practice Practice. I've seen lots of posts here asking about how to pass Flow Traders math test, or Optiver, or Akuna or whoever. Maybe there's some geniuses out there that pass these tests without effort. This thread isn't for them, and i certainly don't fall...41 day 4 hours ago
+4Don't lose hope, from BO/MO to ERSeems like there has been a lot of negative posts lately (mainly from a few trolls or most likely the same troll) so I wanted give a positive story for those looking to transition. Quick Background: Went to a non-target state school and didn't know anything about banking for the most...41 day 23 hours ago
+4Best Exit Opportunities in NYC?With the way the world seems to be going to shit and terrorism everywhere, does anyone have suggestions on the best exit opportunities from NYC? I recently rewatched a documentary about some asthmatic, steroid-user taking over a major metropolitan city with a nuclear bomb scare, so I was...43 weeks 6 hours ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...44 months 6 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...991 week 1 day ago
+4ChurchLets talk about church. This weekend I decided I would go home and visit my parents. My parents are very adamant Christians and attend church every Sunday morning. I personally haven't attended a church service since I got my first job at 16, as I finally was able to pull the I work on...582 weeks 1 day ago
+3NYC NightlifeAbout to intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for the summer in NYC. Was wondering what nightlife is like and if most things are for 21+. Thank you! 542 weeks 5 days ago
+3Death of Casual DiningHello monkeys, <h4> How many of you remember eating Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's as a kid? </h4> I recently read this article about them: [Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and...511 week 4 days ago
+7Investment Banking Summer Analyst Salaries 2017Curious to know how pay stacks up now on Wall Street across divisions. From what I hear, 85K Prorated seems to be the norm right now for IB, but I'm intrigued in hearing about other people's experiences.502 days 1 hour ago
+3Paris Climate Agreement DiscussionIn a shameless attempt to farm some bananas during a slow week, i figured I'd stir the pot and see what everyone's opinion on the subject of the potential withdraw of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, as the President is set to make his decision known at around 3 today. I can...483 weeks 4 days ago
+3Is This A Good List?So, attached is a list of schools my friend (a junior in high school) is applying to. He doesn't have a WallStreetOasis account but I told him about how much it helps and am pushing him towads IU. So, he made a list of schools. Is this a good list for him to appropriately categorize schools...442 weeks 1 day ago
+3Best work life balance jobs in RE?What types of roles in Real Estate Finance/ Development provide the best work life with decent pay??392 weeks 1 day ago
+3Washington Uni in StLouis vs Vanderbilt vs Uni Of Texas at Austin postgraduate MS FinanceAs European what's your thoughts about these postgraduate? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance Higher costs than European universities.. My goal is to breaking into investment banking and...371 day 4 hours ago
+3Dealing with an incompetent bossSince starting in the investment banking realm, upon completion of grad school, I have worked at a total of three firms (two FT one internship). Since I've started my new job, there is one jack ass who does not see the benefit of changing old ways, incorporating new ideas, in order to make...351 week 2 hours ago
+3Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Last week the fight was officially announced -- Who will win? -- in what timeframe? -- how much is the actual payday for these guys? -- Who do you WANT to win? Discuss.331 day 19 hours ago
+3Always INSULTED and HUMILIATED. What to do?Hi, I have always been dominated by most of the people in my life. My closest friends make fun of me. They treat me like I am some kind of fool. I can't even get rid of them cause of some reasons. On top of that, when I go to my parents and try to talk to them, they laugh at me. I...331 day 15 hours ago
+3What do we think of Infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli?### A True Pharma Bro Many of us know Martin Shkreli from his 2015 pharma endeavors. He raised the price of a life-saving drug by over 5,000% while working at Turing Pharmaceuticals. He has also started another pharmaceutical company as well as two hedge funds. [quote] Mr. Shkreli is on...3245 min 1 sec ago
+3Favorite Salad ChainSeen a couple random threads on meals/eating and wanted to add this one - what is your go-to salad chain for lunch or dinner when you're trying to eat clean and what do you order? I normally go for a hot, build your own at Roast Kitchen w/ spinach, rice, roasted vegetables, salmon, and...323 weeks 1 hour ago
+3Why Do People Hate On Frats & Preppiness in general?Nowadays there seems to be this overall hatred amongst the majority of people (more so millennials) for people who are in frats and for people who dress 'preppy'. A lot of people seem to look down upon those in fraternities and make generalizations about those in frats such as being:...3218 hours 25 min ago
+3Urgent Help Needed: Tier-1 IBD or Bloomberg in ChinaHello everyone, My background: US high school diploma, UK top 5 undergrad (think semi-targets in London), low GPA, but will likely gain a 2:1 next year when I graduate. Trilingual - Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. No <span class='keyword_link'><a...312 weeks 4 days ago
+5Does it matter what B-school I attend for investment banking?I have conducted a 5 week M&A internship at a very strong boutique bank. This internship made me realize that I want to be in investment banking long term. I recently have accepted an offer to work to work for a government organisation. It is something I'm really passionate about...302 weeks 5 days ago
+3Ranking the top Asset Management firmsObviously it's easy to rank AM firms in terms of their AUM which gives a glimpse into their standing, but how would you rank them in terms of their exit opportunities and overall prestige?265 days 1 hour ago
+3Trying to understand the concept of IRRHey everyone. So I have been having trouble understanding the concept of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span>. From my understand it is simply known as the discount rate that...263 weeks 15 hours ago
+3Clinical Depression - should I stay away from IBD?Hi all, Just wanted to get some advice. Long story short, I have gone through 2 occasions of clinical depression in the last two years one of which being accompanied by panic attacks. This probably sounds extremely weak/stupid, but I developed the second depression during my SA stint. I...211 week 2 days ago
+3How did your younger years impact the you now?[For me, and I may be the odd one out here, but I distinctly remember not liking recess when I was younger.](https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-favorite-subject-returns-to-schools-recess-1497358800) And it looks like life had the last laugh. Now that I'm older, one of the biggest things I...211 week 5 days ago
+3How to Spend the Next Year in IB to Prepare for PEHello all - for those of us who have accepted PE offers for summer 2018, what would you recommend us do in our next year in banking to help prepare for the job? My understanding is to: 1) take every opportunity to think like an investor, 2) step up and try to take on more and more responsibility...213 weeks 6 days ago
+3SociopathHey guys, In your experiences, have you often encountered individuals with sociopathic behaviors or tendencies/beliefs who wanted to pursue finance, especially high finance? I have always wondered why the media and society vilify those who only think about their desires and lifestyles,...213 weeks 2 days ago
+3You're boring -- NetworkingNot all of our connections work out. For those trying to break into finance, our earlier steps in networking end up flat out failing and our attempts at forming relationships fall on a flat tone. Dry. Tasteless. Forgotten relationships. And from my own experiences (and from what I've...191 week 6 days ago
+3Timing MBA with Military serviceHey all, This is my first post on here but I've been a long time lurker. I am a recent graduate of one of the service academies. I recognize that my number one priority for at least 5 years is to serve my country and be the best officer possible. However, I know at some point that I...183 weeks 1 day ago
+3Should companies make vacation MANDATORY?Hi guys, I was reading <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40427648/should-companies-make-vacation-mandatory?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds">this article</a> which states that many employers find that their employees rarely take vacation. From my work...161 week 6 days ago
+3Why I have decided to SHORT AMZN stock using all of my LIFE SAVINGSI just finished READING [this](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/upshot/the-amazon-walmart-showdown-that-explains-the-modern-economy.html?_r=0) article and it really made me think about the current FIGHTTOTHEDEATH between Amazon and Walmart. Ultimately, however, with the ACQUISITION of Whole...1515 hours 27 min ago
+3Why are PE Funds much larger than Hedge Funds?In terms of AUM, PE Funds tend to be larger than <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> funds given the same number of <span class='keyword_link'><a...133 weeks 3 hours ago
+3Barclays Accelerated Process (Summer 2018 IBD)Anyone else get selected for this? I got an email saying to apply by June 25th. Thought I would start a thread for this to discuss timelines, interviews, etc.134 hours 4 min ago
+3Internship at Startup? Looking towards next summer, I would like to get some startup experience on my resume. Has anyone interned at a startup? What is the recruitment process like? And how valuable would this experience be for VC/IB jobs? I've heard vaguely that VCs love startup experience but not sure if...121 day 5 hours ago
+5Just got off Brown's waitlist. Is Brown better than Michigan-Ross BBA?Didn't see this coming. Pre-admitted to Ross, had mentally prepared to be in Ann Arbor last few months -- $150M new b-school facilities, Harbaugh, Big Ten sports, Go Blue!, etc. I get it, Harvard and Stanford are obviously better than Michigan, but seems trickier with Brown. I've been...112 weeks 5 days ago
+3Specialty Lending (GS/TPG) - Any insights?Can anyone give some insights about specialty lenders such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> Specialty Lending or TPG's Specialty Lending platform? They both sit within their respective Special Situations...112 days 17 hours ago
+3JP Morgan HireVueJust completed the HireVue for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> IB- FT Role. 7 questions, 30 second preparation, 3 min to record your answer. Questions will vary based on the position. Generally...103 hours 49 min ago
+3summer mentorship programhey I'm a rising jr at a state school near the east coast UVA/UNC/Mich (a target I guess?). After my freshman year I did a diversity program with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...1038 min 55 sec ago
+3Why do CEOs care so much about activist hedge funds?Hi monkeys, Can one of you explain why activist hedge funds are supposedly so feared by F500 companies? Why does a F500 CEO care so much about what a 5% shareholder wants that it requires him/her to devote a majority of their time responding to their arguments? I've read several articles...101 day 1 hour ago
+4Rejected once again because I don't have enough experience. Feeling extremely depressed.I recently graduated about 2 months ago, I have been trying to find a job in investment banking. I had 3 interviews at various boutiques. I did well in all of the interviews, made it to the final rounds for 2 of the interviews. But was rejected because I don't have as much experience as the...91 week 5 days ago
+3How do you like your bananas?Since WSO ranks our forum seniority with various forms of primates, I think it's a fitting question. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/difference-between-ripe-and-unripe-fruits_2.jpg?itok=DCQuOvug" alt="" /> I'm a 2-3. Refuse to eat...83 weeks 5 days ago
+3Finance at W&M, UVA - Econ or UNC - KF?I've heard a lot of people say W&M is the way to go since it's a smaller school with loyal alumni but others have said go to UVA for the "prestige", I would apply as an Econ major because McIntire is hard to get into. Any other schools in mind? I could try to transfer...72 weeks 2 days ago
+3Debt Repayment vs Dividends vs Share BuybacksWhen/Why would a firm decide to choose one over the others with excess cash? I understand that debt reduction would probably be vilified in periods of low borrowing costs and that firms may resort to dividends/share buybacks in periods of low rates + low growth (to distribute capital back to...61 hour 13 min ago
+3Preparing for interview process at Flow TradersGot selected for a math test at Flow Traders. I get about 65/75 in 10 minutes @ TraderTest (custom, one operation). What are my chances? Has anyone else taken it?62 weeks 2 hours ago
+3Summer ReadingWhat are you guys reading this summer? Looking to get lost in a few books, and need a few recommendations. I just started reading *The Wise Men* by Isaacson.62 weeks 3 days ago
+3Ethereum Flash Crash - Million Dollar Payout? Ethereum crashed to a price of around 10 cents after <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in the low $300 range seconds earlier. The crash occurred on the GDAX cryptocurrency exchange at around...54 days 22 hours ago
+3placement preference<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> just opened their app, and it asks for your group preferences. Does it matter which ones you choose?53 days 17 hours ago
+3PWC Corporate CultureI guess this is what happens when sorority girls take over big 4 hr? https://streamable.com/h6do7 Brutal. I pray for my lost brothers souls.53 weeks 2 days ago
+3Networking for FT recruiting during SA internship?I'm currently doing an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...33 days 10 hours ago
+3Blue-collar IBShout out to all the former blue-collar bankers out there. I'm from a blue collar background and proud that my family has roots of working hard, not glamorous jobs. They don't know the difference between an investment banker (me) and a bank teller. I'm learning about Hermes...25 days 21 hours ago
+3A Sincere Thank YouThis post is a little bit different than the usual forum postings, it doesn't have a question, a topical discussion, or any real content matter other than a thank you. This forum and all of your contributions have helped me, and many others a tremendous amount in our career search. Many...22 weeks 2 days ago
+4Confused New UserWhy does everyone talk about Breaking Bad so much in this Forum? I get that it's a good show, but I thought this was a finance/IB website. It just seems like every thread I read is talking about "<span class='keyword_link'><a...13 weeks 5 days ago
+4My Journey to an offerHi guys, Long time lurker and I thought I might have to contribute so here we go. Growing up in a city outside of London, I always was intrigued by the financial sector and I knew that one day I would work in one of the world's top financial sectors. It is unfortunate that my grades...01 week 5 days ago
+524 yrs old, going for UNDERGRAD AGAIN?!Hello, I graduated from a "**non-target university**" with a BA in FINANCE. I worked as an analyst for a local bank. I have no hope for rising upto associate. I changed my country and now... I just got accepted in "**#1 target-university in a 1st world country**"...762 days 5 hours ago
+2What majors/minors could I combine with finance to increase my chances at getting a job in financeI'm going to be a freshman at a non target school (university of Maryland college park) and I wanted to major in finance. after browsing reddit( financial career subreddit) and WSO I saw discussions stating that getting a degree in finance from a non major is useless and is only valued at...385 days 11 hours ago
+2Best Hotel Brand?What is your favorite hotel brand and why? #1: *The Ritz Carlton is the Ralph Lauren of hotels. It's great, until you stay at a real hotel*. - GSElevator 371 week 1 day ago
+2It's NOT okay to send nudes on LinkedInHello monkeys, Read an article on Bloomberg with a similar title as this thread: [It’s Probably Not Okay to Send Naked Pictures on LinkedIn](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-14/it-s-probably-not-okay-to-send-naked-pictures-on-linkedin) Thought it was funny enough to share...361 week 2 days ago
+2Oktoberfest 2017Hey guys, my gf and I will be going to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this year and I wanted to see if anyone on this forum had any tips/tricks/hacks to getting the most out of this vacation. We will be in Munich for 5 days and 4 days in London and Paris as well. Anything in particular I...351 week 1 hour ago
+2Uber CEO Takes LeaveWe have all known for a while now that Uber has been confronted with a big upper management issue, which was then made worse by the surfacing of sexual harassment in Uber's workplace. For...321 week 5 days ago
+2Fastest growing Investment Banks/Boutiques globallyI was wondering which <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> are growing the fastest worldwide? What banks have recently expanded?323 weeks 2 days ago
+2Middle Market IB vs. Bulge Bracket IB Was just offered Summer Analyst position (rising Junior in Liberal Arts school) at MM bank, would like to end up there full time but want to be exposed to <span class='keyword_link'><a...321 week 6 days ago
+3NBA Finals coming to a closeSo the NBA season is over...lets be real the Cavs are going to get destroyed tonight. FYI - I'm the biggest Lebron fan out there so it hurts me to say that the Cavs stand no chance tonight and will be getting swept. What do the Cavs need to do next year to make the finals competitive....322 weeks 4 days ago
+2Amazon and your groceries -- would you choose Amazon, Kroger, Costco, or other?[quote]The Amazon-Whole Foods deal came together relatively quickly, according to people familiar with the matter, indicating Amazon may not yet have a fully formed strategy for Whole Foods.[/quote] [Something as simple as groceries has become something so complex... I certainly wouldn't...322 days 4 hours ago
+2Would you buy these Bill-Gates backed Vegan Burgers?A majority of people cannot even begin to imagine not eating meat, and substituting it for plant-based food. The company *Beyond Meat* looks to change that, and get you hooked on their vegan burgers. As stated in the <a...3122 hours 50 min ago
+3Fraternity Position on Resume - Yay or NayHello, I'm currently working on my resume and I'm not sure if I should put my fraternity leadership position in the leadership section. Do you thing it shows leadership or just gives a bad vibe? Thanks!312 weeks 5 days ago
+2SA 2019 recruiting moved up to spring 2018Heard through the grapevine (including recruiters) that SA 2019 recruiting for the Class of 2020 got moved up to spring 2018, i.e. their sophomore spring, meaning they'll only have one internship under their belt. Thoughts?301 week 5 days ago
+2McDonald's Plans To Hire 250K WorkersMcDonald's is planning to hire 250K workers this summer across the US. This is 9% more than last year, which is strange for a company trying to automate the fast food ordering process. Most of the new recruits are said to be waiting tables at the various locations. * Does anyone...306 days 1 hour ago
+2Kid drops out on Bitcoin $1M bet with parentsCheck out this interesting post. I do agree that you can learn anything from Youtube / Wikipedia / Google http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/20/bitcoin-millionaire-erik-finman-says-going-to-college-isnt-worth-it.html291 day 16 hours ago
+2Quickest way to build credit score?Seeking advices from you monkeys on how to quickly build up your credit score in the US. Long story short, I'm a Canadian who will be relocating to the US to work soon. Sadly, all the credit history I've built over the years are not transferrable to the US, so I'll be starting all...2918 hours 2 min ago
+3E3; What game are you most excited about?Just out of curiosity for those who play games and follow E3, which games are you most excited about to see more of? **Some of the games being showcased at E3 (June 13-15)** Assassins Creed: Origins Call of Duty: WWII Crackdown Days Gone Destiny 2 Far Cry 5 Final Fantasy VII Remake...282 weeks 2 days ago
+2Morgan Stanley, the "White-Shoe Firm"?This continually comes up whenever I see a post online describing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>. Does anyone have any thoughts on the culture? Is it excessively formal and stiff, or do you think...2850 min 11 sec ago
+3Why does everyone want to be an analyst not a broker making way more money? It seems everyone wants to be an analyst and not a broker. Am I missing something? A broker often makes over an analysts entire salary in one deal. It appears a good broker with a top 5 shop in most major markets is making 250-1,500,000 a year. Mediocre ones are still pulling over 100k. On...251 week 6 days ago
+2How much of what you learn in college is useful?Monkeys, How much of what you learn in college is actually useful in investment banking and high finance? I frequently find myself reading about companies spending a lot of time training <span class='keyword_link'><a...243 days 1 hour ago
+2Is tutoring and lab work relevant to investment banking / finance?Hello everyone, thank you all for the advice. Just to let you know, after thinking about it, I have decided that law school may be the best option for me, considering my lack of good work history, and my ability to score high on standardized tests. HOWEVER, before I spend a significant...231 week 2 days ago
+2Favorite and Least Favorite ExercisesWhat are your favorite exercises to do in the gym? What are your least favorite? I think my favorites are pull ups or tricep push downs. Least favourite is definitely squats. Does everyone love the good old bench press or is the lifting game changing these days?233 hours 25 min ago
+2GPA cutoff for hedge fundsWhat would the GPA cutoff be for larger hedge funds (AUM > $1.0bn) from a semi-target top 15 school? Currently working at a MM bank.233 weeks 6 days ago
+2What background do most hedge fund managers have?What do you guys think the most common background is among most hedge fund managers? (i.e started as traders, analyst, quants etc.)224 weeks 16 hours ago
+2Snapchat signs $100M deal with Time Warner to create showsIt looks like Snapchat is trying to become innovative again and raise investors confidence. As stated in this <a href="http://nypost.com/2017/06/19/snapchat-signs-100m-deal-with-time-warner-to-create-shows/">article</a> by the nypost; [quote] Snap signed a $100 million...225 days 50 min ago
+2Northwestern Summer ClassesHey guys, so I have decided to attend nNorthwestern next fall as an incoming transfer student. Would any of you recommend taking summer classes to complete a few distribution requirements as well as take 1-2 major classes (econ)? I am currently interning at a family friend's technology...223 weeks 1 day ago
+2WSO Caption Contest - May 24th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...224 weeks 3 hours ago
+3CFA vs Self StudyIs it better to spend time studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 or spend time self studying, reading <span...227 hours 29 min ago
+3My team just got laid offJust got the news last Thursdday, our management has decided to let go of our team (since we have teams competing in the same sector/II category). I was already looking to move, but I am now worried where I can go. 1) I don't want to do IR 2) Been trying to do Corp Strategy or Corp...213 hours 29 min ago
+2Current life science PhD candidate with business experience looking to move to management consultingI'm currently in a neuroscience PhD program, about 2 years away from finishing. Before I started my program, during undergrad, I founded a preclinical bio pharmaceutical startup that raised about $500k, but ultimately failed once it got to a critical animal trial after two years. Sucks that...211 week 3 days ago
+3Youtube Vlogging as a Career over Investment Banking?What do you think? It needs very less investments, the career at the start is pretty slow and one makes no money for over a year, but after 3-4 years, it will make money on its own. 2 videos a week, part-time income goes, less than 10 hrs of work. You can work in McDonald's by the time...212 hours 16 min ago
+2How do you value a mobile dating app?Recently took on a project to look at the valuations of mobile dating apps (2-3 years in operation with less than 10m revenue). Literature on their valuation methodology is sparse on the internet. Can anyone shed some light on looking at these companies? There hasnt been much <span...203 weeks 4 days ago
+2What tie width is acceptable?Looking to buy ties. What tie width is acceptable? 3.5" has been the width for finance careers for years. Can I go small? How small can I go?209 hours 28 min ago
+2Are non-NYC offices easier to get traction?Noticed quite a few people on here put NYC above all else for the (valid) reason that there are much more opportunities for IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...2055 min 34 sec ago
+2WSO Caption Contest - June 6th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...202 weeks 7 hours ago
+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...206 months 1 week ago
+2Blackberrys?Curious, Are most people still given blackberrys in IB? That seems so outdated at this point. I heard a blackberry sound in the background of one of my calls today and nearly shit myself. If so, which model are they using? Not a troll, I really want to know. Afraid to ask on the phone....191 week 4 days ago
+2DE Shaw BBQ inviteRecently got an invite to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/de-shaw" target="_blank">DE Shaw</a></span> BBQ event in NYC/SF. I'm wondering if this is something that they send out to everybody. 193 hours 55 min ago
+2Hacks to Make You More SuccessfulI came across this article that discusses the benefits of a cold shower on your life. I have tried taking cold showers and find it is quite beneficial. I have heard that this is one of the habits of successful people as it improves your mood, reduces stress, treats depression, and can even...188 hours 4 min ago
+2Salary renegotationI'm curious--what's a good target for juniors when renegotiating a salary? What's a good middle place where one could expect negotiations to push it up or down?176 days 20 hours ago
+2DC Comics or Marvel?Probably one of the most debatable topics out there, but it obviously comes down to preference. Personally, I've been a DC Comics fan since I've watched the Batman trilogy, and currently, I am binge watching Arrow and The Flash. I will probably watch Supergirl and The Legends of...172 weeks 1 hour ago
+2Do you need an MBA in Corporate Finance?Hey all, Looking to get some discussion about the above question. I'm about to be a second year analyst for an <span class='keyword_link'><a...173 weeks 1 day ago
+2BB Investment Banking Summer Internship AdviceI started this week, and my staffer just doesn't have any work to give me. I ask my analysts, associates, even today asked one of the VPs for work and they all say, "oh let me think and I'll get back to you". Every assignment I've been given I complete it, and turn it in...164 days 14 hours ago
+2New Cell Phone Laws In CanadaA few days ago, the Canadian Wireless Code has been updated to prevent telecommunication companies from charging customers to unlock their device. As of December 1, 2017 all newly purchased cell phones must be unlocked for the customer. This regulation will cost Canadian telecommunication...152 days 17 hours ago
+2Updated Prop Trading Rankings?I'm sure there have been tons of these posts before, but I know that rankings/prestige/relevance change over time. I'm wondering how people would rank firms like IMC, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/jane-street-capital-0">Jane...142 weeks 3 days ago
+2Biggest waste of timeWant to hear from junior PE monkeys what their biggest wastes of time are. I have to deal with a bunch of process bullshit, and I want to hear what else sucks up people's time. For example: - When first looking at a company, I have to enter details on salesforce and send around a...144 hours 14 min ago
+2General networking etiquette questions (physical trading)Hi, hopefully there're some physical traders here who can clarify a few quick questions I have (although this also pertains to any industry in general I would think...) What exactly is the standard etiquette for LinkedIn? I keep finding conflicting information on WSO. Should I bother...136 days 1 min ago
+3Financial Advisor making 200k+ leaving for MBA/Investment BankingWell, it's official: my job will probably be eliminated and the days of financial advisors/wealth management making 200k-500k are probably behind us due to government regulations. I think that the incredibly tenured and seasoned advisors will probably be "okay" but experience a...131 hour 18 min ago
+2Manbassadors at Haas School of BusinessHey Monkeys, I just read this <a href="https://www.clearadmit.com/2017/06/haas-gender-inequality-addressed-manbassadors//">article</a> about gender inequality in the Haas School of Business.   The first two paragraphs essentially describe what this program is...131 week 20 hours ago
+2Ridiculously honest job descriptions and requirements - "Golf-Playing Private Equity and Real Estate Analyst"<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/golf_playing_analyst.png?itok=V4eFRRo9" alt="" /> I think the title and image say it all. Although I appreciate the honesty of the job poster, I still find it kind of antiquated and douchy. What do you think?...133 weeks 1 day ago
+2The Demise of US ProductivityIn addition to the notion that only 15% of employees worldwide, and only 30% in the U.S, are so to speak 'engaged' in their job with ineffective management practices and a low number of good jobs being the source of the blame, this article digs further to pinpoint another cause of the...121 week 5 days ago
+2I'm feeling very discouraged. f500 marketing job. strong gPA, Undergrad, and GMAT. But No Promotions. I feel like a loser I'm feeling very discouraged. I've always wanted to get an MBA. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> consulting is my dream. I graduated from Cornell with a degree in Psychology. I got a job at...124 weeks 16 hours ago
+2Family Office: Jack of All Trades JobI work for an early stage family office... if you want to call it that. The family owns a business that does $1 bil+ a year in revenue and has a RE portfolio that's also worth $1 bil+. I am technically employed by the family's primary operating company but my job entails a lot of...122 weeks 4 days ago
+2Is there a perfect profile for an Entrepreneur?Ok, so long time lurker here. I am 25 yo about to start a MIM degree in September. I have some previous entrepreneurial experience but in south Europe in an non sexy industry (think non-tech and very niche market) so VC funding was not for me. However the business is doing good in that market...124 days 1 hour ago
+2cole haan vs AE?Rising junior that just wants a nice pair of shoes for interviews. Should I just get a pair of cole haans, or would it be better to get the AEs. I feel like most ppl won't notice the difference or care enough, and I will be saving a lot of money. 1218 hours 39 min ago
+2UNC MBA RE hiring companies list and placement statsThought this might be helpful / interesting for some of you here. This is from UNC itself. http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/~/media/Files/documents/mba/MBA15-033%20Real%20Estate%20AAG%20Web.pdf?la=en ![Placement][Placement] <!-- Images --> [Placement]:...111 week 2 days ago
+2Break into high finance from a community college Hello everyone, I created a post about a year ago asking about getting a summer internship as a community college student and breaking into the field in general (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/break-into-the-finance-field-from-a-cc). I got much feedback in this forum, so thank you...113 weeks 2 days ago
+2Tobin & CoWhat's the deal with Tobin & Co? I keep seeing people shitting on them, so I looked them up, and they look shady, but I'm just wondering why I keep seeing it on forums.111 week 5 days ago
+2George Clooney's Accidental Tequila Company To Sell at $1 BIllionA friend sent me this article by Bussiness Insider and captioned it "I wish my mistakes were worth this much". To give a brief but informative summary of what I'm referring to, Rande Gerber (Clooney's friend and co-founder of Casamigos) said that; [quote] "Casamigos...101 day 8 hours ago
+3Made it into an IB Analyst program with help of this forum 6 years ago. Haven't been on since. Ask me anything deleted102 days 15 hours ago
+2How Does MSF recruiting work? I was wondering if any current or former MSF students had some insight into how recruiting for MSF programs works. Do you have the same OCR opportunities as undergraduate students or do employers recruit specifically out of the MSF? Also given that most recruiting happens in the fall, would you...101 month 2 hours ago
+2How do you guys invest your money?Curious to hear about how everyone here manages their money? I personally index majority of my capital and pick stocks occasionally. 103 days 21 hours ago
+2If it looks like a duck<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]It feels good for about 10 seconds and then we move on“ –– Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of Sales on topping rival GM in May vehicle sales. Quite the line Mark––that’s why context matters, folks....93 weeks 4 days ago
+2Am I objectifying women?The other day, I was walking in a downtown area. There's a bunch of shopping areas and food places all around, so of course there's tons of women out there. I'm walking up the strip and I saw a group of them headed right towards me. My phone was out and I was checking it, but...91 week 4 days ago
+2About to send emails for FT search- Resume CheckHey fellow monkeys. Long story short. I recently graduated and have yet to receive a FT offer. Over the past couple years, I've built a large list with contact info of various people in finance. I plan on sending out 50 emails every weekday with my resume attached. The goal is to get people...91 week 13 hours ago
+2Congrats to "My Name is Goldstein"Facetious, obviously. Hate to be a call out guy but can someone explain this kid to me? Legit worst person on WSO, in my opinion. Can't tell if he's trolling but if not, good god. What a joke.93 weeks 3 days ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...92 months 2 weeks ago
+2MS in Counseling or jump ship?As the title indicates, I will be graduating in May of 2018 with an M.S. in School Counseling while also taking the NCE to get my PPC eventually working toward an LPC. However, as I have grown in this program and developed financially (thanks to this sub and my amazing soon-to-be in-laws) I have...92 weeks 4 days ago
+3Breaking into investment banking age 31?I have a 31 year old family member who has been in engineering for the last 10 years and now is looking for a career change. She wants to break into Investment Banking. Is it possible for her to study for a masters degree and start as an analyst at this age? Or does she have to do an...93 weeks 3 days ago
+2Americans are getting dumber by the dayI'm sure most of you monkeys saw it a couple weeks back, but [this](https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/05/30/spelling-bee-google-trends-america-misspelled-words) is fucking hilarious (and sad). <img...91 week 4 days ago
+2Exit opps from post-MBA finance at a big tech firm?Very interested to know what the exit opps look like for someone who did around 2 years of post-MBA finance at a major tech firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon"...94 days 17 hours ago
+3Don't waste your timeDon't waste your time in college getting a crappy business degree. Either get a science or engineering degree or go home. Also, if you're looking to impress people with your intelligence go math or physics, because everyone knows engineering = p*ssy version of math or physics. 83 hours 56 min ago
+2Is Amazon Going Against Their Core Business?Over the past month Amazon has opened 6 brick and mortar stores across the US. The stores are titled Amazon Books and seem to be a modern twist on the traditional book store. They are using these locations to push Amazon Prime and to promote the discoverability of new items, which their website...83 weeks 1 day ago
+2Biden vs. AckmanI just read <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/2017/06/joe-biden-bill-ackman-who-is-this-asshole/">Joe Biden Asks The Eternal Question About Bill Ackman: “Who Is This Asshole?” </a>. Essentially this article is about how Biden scolded Ackman. [quotes] Some say former...82 days 18 hours ago
+2VC --> VC resume sample?Hey guys. I'm considering a lateral move within the VC industry. I'm with my first VC firm, so I've never written a VC to VC resume before. I've led 7+ VC deals and thought it would be nice to see some other VC resumes to get a sense of how to put together my current VC...83 weeks 5 days ago
+2Cheapest Private Bridge Lender I have heard that commercial private bridge loans have gotten cheaper recently as more lenders have entered the space. What companies/funds have you seen price in the 6-7.5% range on 6 month - 3 year bridge. 81 week 4 days ago
+2How To Avoid Distractions At WorkHave any of you been in that moment where Sally in the next cubicle over is telling everyone about her wedding plans, Mike is yelling at IT over the phone, your wife just sent you 300 texts, and next thing you know the fire alarm is going off, while your just trying to focus and get some damn...82 weeks 15 hours ago
+215+ YEARS in prison for sexting?The House just passed a bill which makes sexting as a teenager a felony, puts them on the registered sex offender list, and mandates 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON just for sexting. I personally think this is absolutely terrible, what do the rest of you monkeys think about this? * ...83 weeks 1 day ago
+2Parthenon Capital Partners - new Analyst program, reputation, lifestyle?Was wondering if anyone had any in-depth information about Parthenon Capital Partners. They recently posted that they're recruiting Analysts right out of undergrad, for summer 2017 start, on my school's (target) job board. This is apparently the first time they're doing an Analyst...82 days 21 hours ago
+3Career advice- Acquisitions may not be for meI am currently working in acquisitions as an analyst for a large national REPE firm. I am passionate about real estate, real estate development, and investment. I just dont love looking a spreadsheet, running excel models all day, sitting at a desk all day, etc. Part of the reason I got...81 week 2 days ago
+2how are these cole haan shoes?http://www.6pm.com/p/cole-haan-dustin-cap-ox-brown/product/8768997/color/6 Would appreciate if anyone could comment on if these shoes would be fine for banking/interviews 85 days 19 hours ago
+2*Satire* Wrestler Shot Dead After Kid Enters RingDoes not really relate to finance, but I just read an article detailing how a wrestler was shot dead after a kid entered the cage.  [quotes] Beloved two-time WWE champion Big Show was reportedly shot dead after the emergency response team at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum made a split-second...81 week 2 days ago
+2"Basic Economy": A new gimmick by airlines?Hello monkeys, I’m sure plenty of you here are often frequent flyers due to the nature of your job as consultants or bankers. I understand that most of the fares are usually paid by your firm, but nevertheless, I think the following article is an important issue for many of us! [How...81 week 4 days ago
+2Equity research personal trading restrictions for immediate family members?I want to understand how typical industry personal <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> restrictions for <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 days 17 hours ago
+215 Ways to Tell If Someone's Lying Liars and lies can be hard to detect. However, there are 15 signs in this <a href="https://annual.cfainstitute.org/2017/05/20/three-truths-about-lying-and-a-radical-path-to-trust-pamela-meyer/"> article</a>. This article divides the 15 signs into verbal and nonverbal...73 weeks 5 days ago
+2How do most Asset Managers in Equities get their discount rate?Do they use basic textbook stuff like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-capital-asset-pricing-model-capm">CAPM</a></span>? How about Arbitrage pricing model or the Multi-factor model? EDIT: For fundamental bottom...73 weeks 4 days ago
+2Tax Overhaul Could Eliminate Interest DeductionOne way Republicans are looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code is by taking aim at one of the foundations of modern finance—the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt. Companies of all sizes have feasted on debt because it’s cheaper than equity financing and widely...71 day 13 hours ago
+2What to bring/wearHey! I am in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> outside of NYC, but the first week of training for all summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 6 days ago
+2What's a Good Job that pays well and garners a lot of respectI need suggestions for finding a good job that will get me a lot of respect from people. I don't like to work a lot, and the US presidency has a lot more responsibilities/hours than I thought. Anyone know of anything? Is a hedge fund manager an exit opp for a US president? I hear I can pick...76 days 7 hours ago
+2Dank Meme<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/19060074_1700742160228172_570527611342407728_n_0.jpg?itok=IWuRI_Jf" alt="" /> Made the mistake of sharing this with my non-business oriented friend. Anyone else have any dank finance memes?71 week 5 days ago
+22017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals ThreadSince my St. Louis Blues unsurprisingly were eliminated, we are left with the Penguins and Predators in the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the series tied 2-2 heading back to Pittsburgh, here are some thoughts about the series going forward. **Penguins Goalie...72 weeks 3 days ago
+2Good News: UT Austin McCombs MSF will get STEM designation by the end of this summer, class of 2019 to be STEM designated!McCombs MSF will join Vanderbilt (top MSFs with STEM designation) this summer. Keeping in view the current state, foreign students getting sponsored by employers right away after graduation is getting increasingly difficult. So this gives foreign student increased flexibility before getting...71 hour 37 min ago
+2Wells Fargo Energy Investment BankingJust wondering how the energy group down in Houston has been doing lately and how it compares to other banks in Houston 63 weeks 6 days ago
+2Finding out which banks worked on dealsDoes anyone know of a database/resource that includes which banks advised on which deals? Take, for example, Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo. I can google and find which banks advised which sides of the transaction, but that is within news articles. Is there a resource which presents the...62 weeks 4 hours ago
+2Anyone else's JPMorgan application not working??Like the title says, anyone else getting an error? I'm getting an "error: something has gone wrong" when I try to get to the 2nd page/step of the application.64 hours 37 min ago
+2Adjusted EBITDA - Top down vs. Bottom up Monkeys - which of the two approaches are you using to calculate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span>, top down or bottom up? What line of...61 hour 55 min ago
+2Client fuck upsWe've seen countless discussions about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> that fuck up, analysts that fuck up, interviewees that fuck up, and even occasionally MDs that fuck up. Most...61 week 18 hours ago
+2Business Schools Might Have A Tiny Little Psychopath ProblemHey Monkeys, While on break from studying, I came across this article that alludes to the fact that business majors may think like psychopaths. According to Corey Shank, a PhD student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley; [quote] Business students are more likely to fit the...63 weeks 4 days ago
+2Advice needed on if i'm on the right path to break into S&T/AMHey everyone, long time lurker and occasional commenter, decided i needed to ask a question of my own. I have always been extremely fascinated with the stock market ever since i was a kid, and studied finance in college (non target in the south, more well known for <span...62 weeks 4 days ago
+2Lincoln International - PCG ?Anyone ever heard of this group within <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lincoln-international" target="_blank">Lincoln International</a></span>? Private Company Group? Doesn't sound like traditional IB64 days 18 hours ago
+3Swan Diving into High FinanceCheers monkeys. This is my pioneer contribution to WSO, but I come equipped with veteran skills. In short, I'm penetrating this kingdom like it's some fat Tu.mbler girl's safe space, and I'm up at 2 AM trying to crunch through an essay on intersectional feminist theory. I...51 hour 16 min ago
+2Buyside (namely HF) Recruiting w/Low GPA (sub 3.3) from BBHi all, Was hoping to get input on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> recruiting with a low GPA/SAT from nontarget from a <span...52 weeks 4 days ago
+2Morning Brew Daily: Flash crash<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote] I’m so innocent." ––Notorious “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli after the first leg of his six-week securities fraud trial.[/quote] </br> <p class="image-stretch"...54 days 21 hours ago
+2Debt Analyst share of Originated DealHey guys, hoping to get some background and ammo here. Can anyone comment on what salaried debt analyst can expect to make if they bring in a deal? I know some of the greener pure commission originators will take a 30/70 or 40/60 split with the senior guy, sometimes more sometimes...54 weeks 1 day ago
+2Unlevered BETA - Effective Tax Rate or Corporate Tax RateQuick Question! When having the comparables, to calculate the unlevered beta, should I use the effective Tax Rate or the Corporate Tax Rate? In the calculation i am also using there D/E ratio from Bloomberg as well as their effective tax rate. Let me know your comments44 weeks 1 day ago
+2Free Over The Pants Hand-Jobs To Anyone Who Can Answer This QuestionExcellent, now that we're all here I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can...46 days 17 hours ago
+2International Students: Analyst Recruiting for US & London BB + Elite Boutique OfficesI'm creating this for monkeys to share info for college kids in countries outside of US and UK who want to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/EB offices (such as <span...41 week 2 days ago
+2Cash on Cash Y2 OnwardsSo most of us know how to calculate the Cash on Cash metric for the first year of a projects life span (annual Y1 cash flow / total cash invested). What I am interested in is how the denominator (total cash invested) changes from years 2 onwards. Is this fixed (because the initial cash...33 weeks 6 days ago
+2Sam Harris: Machismo Braggadocio@Eddie Braverman" turned me on to the Sam Harris podcast, and so far it has been fantastic. If you're unfamiliar with Sam, he's a public intellectual with degrees in philosophy and neuroscience from Stanford and UCLA, respectively. Clearly a brilliant guy - dude pals around...34 weeks 1 day ago
+2ERCOT Online Power Training toolHey guys, I am working an internship this summer for a company that operates within ERCOT. Coming in I knew virtually nothing about natural gas, power, or how much of it was traded. Or any of the acronyms (QSE, DAM, MMBtu, TDSP, RES, CNI, CRR and any of the other million acronyms). Since I...31 week 6 days ago
+2Facebook and chill<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent." Mark Zuckerberg. So hot right now.[/quote] </br> <p class="image-stretch" style="font-family:...323 hours 45 min ago
+2How do y'all deal with those who quit?Hey all! Not exclusive to finance, but I was wondering how you mid-level employees deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> who renege on offers or quit early into their internship...23 weeks 1 day ago
+2Margin Call IIMortgage-backed securities and the great spin-off products that go with it brought us the cinematic adventure that is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span>. Now that the dust has...24 weeks 3 hours ago
+2Daniel Loeb Closing in on NestleDaniel Loeb's hedge fund <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/third-point-llc" target="_blank">Third Point</a></span> LLC revealed on Sunday that it has taken a $3.5 billion dollar position in the Swiss conglomerate Nestle. This...21 day 5 hours ago
+2"Keep in touch"So it seems like at the end of every networking phone call or coffee chat, I'm always told to "keep in touch". I always follow up with a nice thank-you email, and something along the lines of "I hope to keep in touch throughout the application process". I assume we both...21 week 2 days ago
+2Brilliant, just brilliant<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]We never sue” — Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat at the Code Conference yesterday in response to suing Uber over the Anthony Levandowski scandal. That’s one heck of a poker face, Ruth....23 weeks 6 days ago
+2Ford and Tesla Prospects - Buy or Sell?With Ford's stock price having toppled to $11 from $17 under Mark Fields leadership, Jim Hackett who stepped in as CEO last week has inherited a long route of recovery in catching up with new technologies and realigning the company's strategies. Financially, Ford's sales growth...13 weeks 5 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...12 months 1 week ago
+2Full-Time Prospects with sub-par internship experiences (Input GREATLY appreciated!)I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can definitely embellish this experience as a...11 week 4 hours ago
+2*CANADIAN* 2018 IBD SUMMER ANALYST miniTHREADI wanted to start a central thread where all Canadian undergrad students could comment and share inquiries, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...04 hours 1 min ago
+2my name is goldsteindude is nf 03 weeks 5 days ago
+2Calling Analysts: What makes for a good Associate?Incoming post-MBA associate at a top tier NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. Answer however you wish, but interested in: 1) What associates do you like working with? 2) What...01 week 17 hours ago
+2Case Interview Study Buddy I am preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> interviews and looking for study buddies that would be interested in starting right now and practicing online (Skype, Webex etc.) In case that...03 weeks 6 days ago
+2Updated Comprehensive List of Buyside Opportunities out of undergrad Is there an updated list of buyside shops (PE or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>) that hire out of undergrad? If not, anyone willing to help put together a...01 day 1 hour ago
+16Is religion a psychological disorder?Why do people still cling to archaic religious fairy tales even at this age? I find it hard to believe some of the things theists believe. Having smart people like scientists believe that wine is turned into blood, among other things, is very troubling. What will it take to slough off these...691 week 5 hours ago
+3Intern F*%#ups AlreadyBuddy emailed me about a summer wearing a loud-ass tie on his first day -- in addition to a high-and-tight. lol. Add any fuckups you've witnessed below.422 weeks 3 days ago
+2What to do with a 3.0 GPASo im a senior at a non target school with a 3.0 GPA and my dreams of becoming an investment banker are basically over. I'm 21 and double majoring in accounting and finance. I graduate spring 2018 and feel like ill be stuck in a real job unless i can somehow get an incredible <span...333 days 18 hours ago
+3Columbia MBA - Underrated ??Hi guys, Have been diving into MBA school research for my next year's applications and couldn't really understand the reason behind Columbia's low rankings in the US News (#9). School's notable alumni representation is one of the strongest on Wall Street, employment...292 weeks 2 days ago
+3Is operations underrated as a career?Was reading @WallStreetOasis.com" 's description of the ib prep pack and he had no problem slamming the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> and calling it akin to being a...292 days 4 hours ago
+3Cutoff Height for Alpha MaleWhat is the minimum height to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-alpha">alpha</a></span> male? I'm worried because my stature is pretty average and just want to know the truth.251 week 4 days ago
+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump)...221 week 4 days ago
+1If you could ask HR anything...So I have a contact at HR, she said she would be happy to answer any questions that I may have. Aside from asking about the timeline and how you can get involved with the recruiting process, what else would you ask her?2134 min 36 sec ago
+1Least modeling-intensive PE firmsJust curious as to which PE firms have a minimal amount modeling (relatively speaking)? Growth equity, FoF (but that doesn't really count)...any others?191 day 20 hours ago
+2Amazon's Controversial Patent With the big news that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> is acquiring Whole Foods, this article regarding their latest patent is getting no love. The patent titled "Physical store...191 week 15 min ago
+1WSO Caption Contest - June 14th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...191 week 23 hours ago
+1Losing deals (RE)I feel like I'm trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. I've been getting blasted by emails from brokers in the last 8ish months with "amazing value add" etc opportunities. The problem is the brokers want first rounds of offers like a week or two after, and all that...193 weeks 5 days ago
+1Georgetown, Columbia, or Villanova?Hi WSO, I have recently completed my first year at Villanova University’s School of Business. Upon entering Villanova, I was immediately set on transferring to a different school for a variety of reasons. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and social environment at Villanova, however, it did...191 week 2 days ago
+1How Often to Follow Up with Busy Analyst?I got put in touch with an analyst by a very senior MD who wanted to me reach out back to him after talking to the analyst. However, it seems as though this analyst has been really busy and hasn't really been responding to emails. He suggested a time which didn't really work well for...191 week 1 day ago
+1Top banks & coverage/product groups that feed Mega Funds I've heard that M&A group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...183 weeks 3 days ago
+1Does anyone even use Skype anymore?Just out of curiosity, who uses skype anymore? For those that use services such as skype, what do you use and why? What would you consider the **best voice-chatting service** for not only business related matters, but personal as well. Personally, I use Discord because It's easy and...184 days 11 hours ago
+1Leaving an established hedge fund to join startup hedge fundHi guys, My current job is at a large established hedge fund that is well respected and I enjoy showing up to work every day. I've been an analyst here for a few years now but I feel like I'm being underpaid and I'm getting restless. I could be stay here another decade and...1717 min 51 sec ago
+1Is it possible to move from a back office to a front office eventually?Hello! I am just going to join an IB, completely new to the industry. Is it alright for me to aspire to be on the front desk role someday? I still haven't done my MBA but I do plan to do it some day. Also, my GPA is around 3.52/4. Need any opinions/ experiences on this subject. Thank you in...172 weeks 22 hours ago
+1The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing PugBy now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From <a...173 weeks 2 days ago
+1Should Venmo be worried?Came across an interesting read this morning so I thought I would share with you monkeys. Do you think Venmo has anything to be worried about with this new money transferring program being put on by the banks or is this just a flash in the pan? [quote]After six years, the big banks have...171 week 4 days ago
+1What's better to break into CRE: CFA or REFM?I am trying to break into the world of CRE next summer after graduation and was wondering which of these tools would help my resume better stand out and also help me to gain a better knowledge of the world of CRE and what I would be doing on a day to day basis. As of now I am looking towards the...162 weeks 3 days ago
+1How often do you dry clean your shirts?I just started working, and was curious how often I should dry clean my shirts? What about suits? 162 weeks 1 day ago
+1What would you ask Warren Buffet on a lunch date?For only **$2.68 million dollars,** you and seven friends can have lunch with Warren Buffet. Recently an anonymous bidder won a lunch date with Warren Buffet. This event raises money for Glide to aid homelessness in San Francisco. Just out of curiosity, what would you ask or discuss if you had a...161 week 3 days ago
+1Algorithmic Trading Book for Econ/Finance GraduatesHello everyone, I'm an Economics graduate pursuing a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I was wondering if any of you is aware of an algorithmic trading "bible",...162 weeks 4 days ago
+1Master's of Real Estate Programs (Choices)Hey everybody, I am new to the forum but have been reading the WSO for about two years. A little bit about myself and why I have decided to post a discussion. I graduated college this past May 2017. Graduated with an overall GPA of 3.40 and my last 60 hours I have a 3.7 GPA. Have prior...161 week 1 day ago
+1Kalanick Would Still be at Uber if It Was ProfitableIf Uber was profitable, and/or had plans to go public, do you think it’s 78 investors would’ve been ousted Kalanick? <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/2017/06/travis-kalanick-out-at-uber/">Dealbreaker</a> has a great take on it: [quote] If Uber had kicked off its IPO...154 hours 35 min ago
+1No Alumni to Contact Hey all, looking to become an investment banking intern for next summer. As I understand one of the ways to break into the industry and not have your resume simply over browsed over is to contact and meet with alumni already in the industry. My problem is that I do not know of any alumni in IB...152 days 1 hour ago
+1How Do You View Money?This Article on <a href="https://qz.com/819233/do-what-you-love-is-bad-advice-work-for-money-not-for-passion/?utm_source=qzfbarchive">Quartz</a> about doing what makes you money over your passion really made me grateful for my own career goals of working in finance. Luckily...156 days 15 hours ago
+1Relocating to Washington DC/Metro Area, any advice?I guess more accurately I'm moving to downtown Silver Spring, (shout out to denizens brewery). I figure given my proximity to the capital and my job location ill be spending a lot more time there and wanted to see what was up. I found a few forums on the topic already but they were...151 week 4 days ago
+1Coke in the OfficeSerious question - Have any of you guys ever witnessed someone do blow in the office? Curious as to how prevalent (if at all) this "stereotype" is. 152 weeks 5 days ago
+1Exiting an Equity Research dream jobI always wanted to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> analyst (sell side or buy side). But now that I finally broke in, and have been here for some time, I realize how bad...1522 hours 34 min ago
+1For Prop Trading, Which Master's program is Better? Risk Management or Investment Management?Imperial College London has great specialized finance programs. I want to know which program would help a future proprietary trader more? MSc Investment & Wealth Management (IWM) OR MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering (RMFE) My indecision stems from 2 concerns. -...151 week 2 days ago
+1What is a PM's role in a HF?What does a PM do at a hedge fund? I'm going to be interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> this summer but I don't know what PMs do. I know...153 weeks 6 days ago
+1UChicago UndergraduateGoing through past posts from 2007-2012 i've seen a lot of discussion on the state of recruiting/presence of uchicago in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span...155 days 6 hours ago
+1Odds for top 20 MBAs? Very Low GPA, Above Average GMAT, 5 Years work EXPHi all, I am looking forward to get an MBA soon and I would like to get some "reality check" for my chances at top 20 MBAs with 5 years work experience, as my undergrad was a sad story. Nationality: 100% Thai Final undergrad GPA: 3.13, Engineering, 2-3 D+ and 2-3 C in quant...145 days 3 hours ago
+1Daily news routine?What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best?143 weeks 2 days ago
+1DIY Post-Nuptual Agreement?My wife and I drafted a post-nuptual agreement we’re both comfortable with. It only addresses property & real estate distribution and a lack of alimony. If we go to a bank and have it notarized, will that hold up in court? Trying to avoid dropping $500 on a lawyer.141 week 5 days ago
+1Trade-offs: Demotion in title for a 20% raise and a "better" companyHey all, hoping to get some advice on the trade-off of pay and employer versus title early on in your career. I'm currently a Senior Analyst at a relatively well known non-F500 company and was recently approached about an Analyst role at a very well known F500 company. I have just over 3...142 weeks 4 days ago
+1WSO Caption Contest - May 31st... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...143 weeks 1 day ago
+1Success with SelectleadersHi all, I most recently came across select leaders and wanted to see if anyone has had any success landing a job from any of the posts. I've applied to a handful of companies on there but haven't really heard back but from 1 or 2 companies. Any success stories?141 week 5 hours ago
+1Just bought this book for self studying.. Thoughts?Monkeys, I just bought the Official GMAT Guide 2017 (the green one) + the various Manhattan books in PDF. From where do you think is better to start? Is the green one a good book? I have 2 months, target: >680 Cheers <img...142 weeks 1 day ago
+1How would we sell an unattractive business?I'm doing part-time at a boutique IB/corp advisory shop (still at uni), and I've been placed on my first deal. Our firm mainly deals with small to mid-cap companies (so an <span class='keyword_link'><a...131 week 1 day ago
+1Roast My Resume/Non-target peasantryHi WSO monkeys, chimps, orangutans, and all other primates. This is my first post on WSO, so I will introduce myself. I am a rising Junior at a complete non-target. I know the journey into <span class='keyword_link'><a...132 days 16 hours ago
+1Marcus Millichap EnvironmentWhat is the environment like at Marcus Millichap. How successful can you be? What is the platform like? Is it possible for first year brokers to be very successful. 200k+?131 week 6 days ago
+1Is it possible for a multifamily property to recover after a fatal shooting?How do you recover or re-brand a multifamily property after a fatal shooting has taken place? Specifically, I am looking at a large multifamily property for sale (in excess of 100 units) that has had a fatal shooting on the premise with a strong correlation to a 15%+ drop in occupancy shortly...135 days 51 min ago
+1Why do people use Argus?Hey everyone, I was just wondering why people in commercial real estate use Argus. I have no experience in it whatsoever, but I have seen people use it, and it doesn't look to be that helpful. I was wondering if you could give me insight as to why it is useful, and how it is useful.1315 hours 37 min ago
+1How can I learn more about Fixed Income?I'm mainly familiar with equities, but really want to learn more about fixed income in general. Is there a book or guide that is good for this? Thanks!131 week 1 day ago
+1Do I really have to have it all figured out already?I'm hoping to get a bit of advice from people who have been in the industry for a while now and feel like they have their careers figured out or at the very least have a good idea of what they want to do. It's a long post, but I hope some other undergrads who are lurking around reading...132 weeks 1 day ago
+1Getting to Purchase PriceHow does one back their way into a purchase price when not given and buying assumptions only a very complicated rent roll with cap ex budget and hold term of 5 years. The only assumption is sponsor wants a 12% return.131 week 4 days ago
+1Non tier undergrad, looking to break into financeThis is not trolling btw as I saw few people sh*t on OP, which legitimately seemed like they were trolling. Real life and need some straight up no bs advice. I know there are many other posts with similar theme/ issue I describe below but I need some relevant answers to my specific situation,...122 days 23 hours ago
+1Accepted an IB SA offer and starting to regretI accepted an early SA offer (Only bank I have interviewed with) at a pretty good bank in a Non-NY office recently and am starting to regret not waiting to go through the entire recruiting process. I was given an extremely short time frame to accept and thought I would be content in just getting...123 weeks 4 days ago
+1Should You Be Working While On Vacation?A University of Texas study states that working for only 1 hour while on vacation makes you 43% more likely to forget the vacation. The study says you will not be engaged in the vacation and your brain will remember it as just another day at work. Here's the article for reference:...122 weeks 5 days ago
+1Incoming Kellogg MBA - Consulting Chances HelpI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...122 weeks 6 days ago
+1What can I do about my situation?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx121 day 22 hours ago
+2UCLA Business EconNeed some advice from anyone that went to community college and transferred to a four-year that can help me out with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> Preferably UCLA/USC students or...126 days 22 hours ago
+1Self study courses BIWS vs TTS vs WSPWhich is best for self study - BIWS v TTS vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span> ( Reqd. an updated views on the same, so creating a new thread)121 week 4 days ago
+1Year 1 Leveraged Return for a Real Estate PortfolioI have an interview this week with a CRE brokerage firm and an Analyst sent me an OM on a portfolio of assets. He told me we'll be talking about the portfolio/properties and wanted me to think about a few questions. The questions include risks, valuing the portfolio, valuing each asset...123 weeks 2 min ago
+1Any value to a summer internship before starting a PhD program?As the title says, I'm heading to a microbiology PhD program fall 2018 (got accepted and then deferred one year), and I'm currently talking with several life science consulting boutiques about the possibility of doing a <span class='keyword_link'><a...126 days 4 hours ago
+1Land Acquisition Analyst?Hi guys, I recently came across a Land Acquisition Analyst position at a multifamily development firm and was wondering if any one could shed some light on this kind of role. It seems a bit different from typical RE related Acquisition role and I'd love to learn more. Thank you in...123 weeks 3 days ago
+1Is AI gonna rip us apart ?Hey guys, just saw an article from Bloomberg about Machine Learning facilities at MS. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/morgan-stanley-s-16-000-human-brokers-get-algorithmic-makeover?em_pos=small&ref=headline&nl_art=4 Hey guys, I just saw an article from the...123 weeks 5 days ago
+1Job Growth ProjectionsAccording to this [Bloomberg article](https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-job-projections-2024/), the Healthcare and Renewable Energy industries are projected to have the largest employment growth over the next ten years. Occupations in the healthcare industry are abundant in the list of...125 days 1 hour ago
+1Hiring Market in Hedge FundHey guys, what is the current hiring market like for junior laterals at fundamental hedge funds? I assume pretty bad from weak fund performances you hear about in the news but was curious. Thanks. 122 weeks 3 days ago
+1How to email a "contact" / MD at BBHello everyone, I'm a long time lurker and really enjoy this website. Please help me out with any advice that you may have. I'm a rising senior at a non target trying to break into IB. I have a current internship at a "no name" boutique but of course I want to eventually ...113 weeks 6 days ago
+1Not Paying Bills On TimeThe developer I work for seems to never pay bills on time to GCs and/or subcontractors. Sometimes this is a negotiation tactic to make sure everything is done right before payment is released. Other times the guy in charge of signing the checks just goes into hiding and becomes unreachable when...113 weeks 4 hours ago
+1putting IB workshop on resume?If you attend a one day IB work shop, should you put that on ur resume? Would you put that under professional experience? Also, do you guys think its worth the money?111 week 1 day ago
+2Retirement: Tick, Tock?Monkeys, Another week passes, and with it comes the penning of another concerning article regarding the future of this aging nation. Witness Illinois: as of this post, [they have $14.6 **billion** in unpaid...115 hours 2 min ago
+1LIHTCI know there are other threads explaining what it is. But what I'm curious about is can you get pigeon holed in this type of roll after having experience in multi and office mostly. What are the exit opps?113 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Fired From Job (and have NYC rent to pay) ... Need Advice On Next StepsHi All, I graduated from a top 25 school last May, and was working in finance in NYC, not investment banking, but like credit research at a mid size firm. I made some mistakes and rubbed some people the wrong way at the beginning (while most of the directors were a-holes, I should have killed...112 weeks 4 days ago
+1How good is the Richard Ivey School of Business, really? I was recently admitted AEO to the Honors Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. I am a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen interested in working in the U.S. after graduation and would greatly appreciate it if someone could answer the following questions: 1. How...114 days 22 hours ago
+1Using internal e-mail to network with current bankers?I'm currently a Sophomore intern at a low-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/ high tier MM in a Valuations group. For my junior year internship, I'd ideally like to be at...112 weeks 4 days ago
+1Recruiters/HR Asking for Your Previous Salary/WageWhy do recruiters ask for your previous job salary/wage when applying to their company? Should you lie or not disclose this information? 111 week 3 days ago
+1listing relevant coursesshould i list relevant courses if my major is not related to investment banking? Also wat are you thoughts on listing my avg GPA for those relevant courses in addition to my cumulative GPA since my cumu gpa is decent, not great 111 day 19 hours ago
+1Resources for finding an internship?Hey guys, back at it again with the freshie questions. I just finished my freshman year in undergrad and this summer I will be studying abroad in London, studying financial markets on canary wharf and participating in Bloomberg terminal intro training. Very exciting for me. However, I live...112 weeks 2 days ago
+1"Any fundamental fund that CONSISTENTLY returns 15%+ is doing something shady" - Your thoughts?I saw this in another thread from a verified <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> person. Wondering what other people's thoughts are. As much as I want HF, if it...102 weeks 5 days ago
+1INSEAD MBA - Worth it for IB?I am an engineer and am committed to break into the Investment Banking field post my MBA. Most of my experience has been in project management, detailed design engineering and in client management. The school that is of note here is INSEAD. Upon checking the employment stats, it really stands...103 weeks 5 days ago
+1Where would I be competitive?I'll keep this simple and short, just curious on where folks think I would be competitive. Everyone on my current team has an MBA and they are supportive of it but don't require it. From what I read I have slightly too much work experience by the numbers but curious what folks think....102 days 14 hours ago
+1Still no internshipAt this point, what should my strategy be? I've emailed almost every boutique IB I can, and nothing. I've also emailed a ton of other financial services firms, and still nothing. Not sure what to do right now. I am looking to break into investment banking next summer but have...103 weeks 5 days ago
+1Dress Code- Networking with Alumni/ Networking in generalHey guys so you guys may think this is dumb, but i'd rather ask and see if anyone has any pointers. So-when you are networking with alumni over the summer for info. interviews during the week or on the weekend/ meeting for coffee, how do you dress? One time I showed up in a suit and I felt...101 week 5 days ago
+1I need URGENT career advice - on the verge of a meltdown. Help?THANKS ALL QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED. DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE DELETE 103 weeks 5 days ago
+1London Bankers: Looking Forward to Move Out?Hello monkeys, With all the Brexit talks going on, how many of you have been confirmed to move out from London to other places in Europe like Frankfurt? Do you view this as a major hindrance, or are you ecstatic to finally move from London and experience a whole, different new city? This...104 days 11 hours ago
+1Accenture Strategy vs. KPMG Strategy vs. Mars & Co.Hi All - long-time lurker, first-time poster. I'm interested in pursuing a career in Strategy consulting and was hoping to get the forum's input on three firms I have some interest in / have contacts at: 1. <span class='keyword_link'><a...1021 hours 58 min ago
+1Offer from Deloitte, with a paycutHello everyone! I am new to this forum and was so glad to have stumbled upon this site. I was hoping to receive some input from the members on here regarding a dilemma I'm facing. I have received an offer to join <span class='keyword_link'><a...106 days 1 hour ago
+1Summer courses vs. IB internshipHi guys, rising junior at a non-target (top 50 UG B-school). I'm interning at an IBaB in a shadow IB rotational program for a month or two this summer (sophomore). My grades are OK at best, but going into recruiting I'll most likely have a ~3.4/3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.7 or 3.8 in my...103 weeks 6 days ago
+1North Korea DiscussionHi, I just wanted to start a thread about events around North Korea such as recent negotiations, sanctions, provocations, conflicts, and others. [quotes] The Trump administration sees North Korea as the top national security priority for the United States, according to a senior State...101 week 1 day ago
+1High school freshman advice and opportunities. Hello. I'm an incoming high school freshman (Yes I know I'm a young kid) and I wad curious to see what IB or finance internship opportunities You could get in high school. (PS. I live in Houston so lots of big firms are near me including <span class='keyword_link'><a...105 days 28 min ago
+1How Do You Invest Your Personal PortfolioI'm intrigued by the differences in opinion among so many investors, as there is really no right or wrong way to invest your assets. So it got me thinking: How do you invest your personal portfolio and what is your strategy? Are some of you still stock-pickers? Do some of you just...105 days 6 hours ago
+1GMAT Sacrifices, unpaid leave?Hi All, Boy I sure go from strength to strength with my posts (see previous post here: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/mba-change-of-heart-timing-critical). Since the time of my last post I've made commitments to a routine study plan. I've familiarised myself with the...104 days 14 hours ago
+1Any advice about job hunting for junior level Real Estate analyst?I had a bachelor degree of urban planning from an Ivy school and started out re career after the graduation. The company I worked for was a newly established repe firm one hour from NYC and the owner is now planning to sell it. Why did I know it? On my first year anniversary, The owner asked me...101 week 6 days ago
+1Credit Card Point for Major PurchaseHello everyone, I know this may not be specific to investment banking but would like some advice. I have some student loans I have to pay off, and I am going to buy a new car. Total for both is about 65K, i have enough to pay for both with no loan needed. I want to put it on a credit card that...104 weeks 1 day ago
+1No time for cars, re-direct from BSCH forumHello WSO, First time on the forum. I'm in need of some timely assistance with a transition that is now consuming my ability to live. Please offer anything you can to point me in the right direction. I was formerly enrolled as a law student on the west coast at a relatively...101 week 6 days ago
+1Where to live in DenverMoving to Denver and would like to hear thoughts on best areas of town to live in. What does a 1 bedroom apartment typically go for? Working in denver tech center, but want to live closer to downtown (figure the reverse commute won't be that bad). Are there any areas that are walkable to...102 days 17 hours ago
+2CICC vs BB IBD 2017Hey monkeys, a quick, classic and evolving question about CICC vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...104 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Dead or Alive: Name 3 People You Would Have Dinner With 101 week 5 days ago
+1Uk snap elections We're close to the GE date. I have few ideas to share with you.. waiting for your reply. **Tories**: May issued a bridge to nowhere with the leitmotiv "No Deal Better than a Bad Deal". A lot of lies from the duo May - Johnson. Imo is a NO. **Labour**: Corbyn's idea of...92 weeks 6 days ago
+11st year at firm in Palo Alto, where to live in SF for commute and around other ambitious finance types?I'll be starting at a firm near/in Palo Alto this fall. I want to live in SF because all my friends will be moving there but it means I will need to commute. 1) Where do most finance people live? One of the biggest hesitations in taking this job is that I get annoyed by overt...94 weeks 19 hours ago
+1Should I put deal experience on my resume coming out of university?I currently work part time at a boutique IB/ corporate advisory firm while finishing my last year of university. The firm specialises in small and microcap companies, so the deals I've worked on are never above $10m give or take. I've got a summer stint lined up for Big 4 CF so...91 week 6 days ago
+1Paying for an internship in Asia??Hi everyone, Has anyone gone through the CareerUp internship programs? They cost around 4.5k + airfare for 1 month of internship experience in finance/accounting roles in SE Asia. I talked to the customer service rep on the phone but couldn't figure out what I would actually be doing in...91 week 1 day ago
+1Transferred from target to semi-target for social reasons, should I keep on resume?I used to go to a top-10 US school and then transferred to a semi-target top 20 because of my involvement in a disciplinary case (even though I was proven innocent, I had to settle with the administration - they basically couldn't let me get off scott free). I always get asked why I...922 hours 10 min ago
+1Sciences Po Paris Hi, I'm interested in pursuing a Master of Science at Sciences Po Paris, I've heard that they have a great brand name and on the top of that multiple prestigious partnerships with Top 30 B-school all over the US. Any recommendations ? Thanks a lot91 week 2 days ago
+1U Penn LAW has a certification in management from Wharton -- good for IB?Hi everyone. I am planning on going to law school. I'd like to work in BigLaw, but I want to always keep my options open. Based on the feedback I have gotten elsewhere, I am looking at U Penn Law. I have two questions. 1. What is the reputation of U Penn Law amongst Investment...91 week 6 hours ago
+1(Physical trading) What is considered an 'acceptable' story for why trading?Hi again, my question today for physical traders is what is considered an "acceptable" story? I understand selling one's story for why you want to go into commodities is a good way for traders to see if someone has the drive to succeed, but I want to know what makes someone's...911 hours 16 min ago
+1Can you help me understand tax credits please? ELI5?I have been reading about sources of capital for a project, I understand debt, private equity, etc. But I am a little confused about tax credits. I read that "tax credits are federal govt granted tax breaks that developers can apply for and be allotted for developing low income income...91 week 23 hours ago
+1Most important excel short cuts in IBWhat are the most important excel short cuts to know for IB? So which one do you use most frequently?91 week 2 days ago
+1CMBS/RMBS - How to break into?A little background about me - I'm doing my MSRE at a non-target. As I'm interested in structured products, I feel like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-mortgage-backed-security-mbs">MBS</a></span> is what I...93 days 15 hours ago
+1McGill Desautels Faculty of ManagementI was wondering if some of you could share their taughts on Desautels for econ/finance? I am also considering HEC Montréal because I am a french Canadian. How hard is it to get in honours program? Thanks alot!92 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Breaking into REIB from Portfolio ManagementAll, I've been lurking WSO for many years now and now am looking for advice in breaking into REIB. I've been working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/432ywy8" target="_blank">portfolio...91 day 2 hours ago
+1LSE application: my course pick for breaking into IBDMonkeys, I'm studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> and my score will be decisive for get into an LSE program. I can choice 2 course at the beginning. My best...91 week 4 days ago
+1Tricky finance interview questionHey all, I had a short interview with a Finance department. The interviewer was not happy with my answer. He asked me: Question: "Say your marketing director comes to you and asks for $100,000 to fund his marketing project in Walmart, would you give it to him"? Me: Well,...94 weeks 4 hours ago
+1An intership in January, is it possible?Hi, I'm a rising Senior in a non target B-School. Part of my program requires from me to find a 4-6 months internship in January. My objective would be to get that internship in IB. I started looking and cold emailing since the 1st of June, so far nothing as expected. But as I was...92 weeks 5 days ago
+1Just joined WSO and looking to get into PEHi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning to attend an MBA and make a transition...92 weeks 5 days ago
+1MBA Associate at Top BB - What to expect with zero deal experience?Hi Monkeys, Associate joining a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...91 week 4 days ago
+1You Can Become An "Elite" Resident In Thailand For $60,000It seems like Thailand really wants people to come to their country, even going as far as offering an "elite" residency for $60,000. Not only do you become a VIP of Thailand, but the government provides a concierge service. According to this <a...93 weeks 2 days ago
+1Need advice: First timer attempting an LBOHello All! I am in serious need expert counsel. I am a small business trying to acquire another business. I am not from Finance background. I have financial statements of the target and need help with the following: a: CIM: Aimed at debt providers b: Advice on structuring the deal (Efficient...81 day 22 hours ago
+1Outside of NYC working in IB, what do you tell people that you do?I'm in a large city (SF/LA/Chicago/Miami/Houston) but not NYC where finance is king. What do others that work in IB tell people what they do for a living when it comes up in regular conversation? Depending on the day and the intelligence of the person I'm speaking with I'll say...84 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Do Employers Verify Transcript/GPA with College?If so, how? ~minimum length is 100 characters so just wasting space...............................................~83 weeks 4 days ago
+1How to break into FinanceLong time WSO reader but first time posting, so please bare with me. I recently graduated a Top 50 public college with an Economic and Political Science major. I was part of multiple clubs and was held multiple positions in my fraternity on campus. I had a 3.5/4.0 GPA and interned at a...83 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Switching to Investment SalesI currently sell residential real estate and want to make the move to investment sales. Coming from a non-target school with a finance & accounting background, my goal was always to do something in commercial RE in a major city (preferably New York), but after graduation a few years ago...81 week 6 days ago
+1Valuation Method TechHello, My professor asked us to come up with a company and show in 4 slides: Financials and a price we would be aiming to sell the company for. I have my Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow but I am stuck in this last part. I don't know how to come up with a price to sell...82 weeks 3 days ago
+1Do MBA programs favor alums?I have heard that schools like Darden may give a slight bump to students who graduated from UVA undergrad. Is there any basis for this?84 days 23 hours ago
+1Modeling PracticeWhat is a good starting point for learning to model like a pro? It seems like the vast majority of modeling is centered around <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span>'s. Is that...81 week 1 day ago
+1JP Morgan to VegasJPM has announced that they will open a [commercial banking outpost in Las Vegas](http://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-expanding-to-vegas-2017-6). With all the alcohol, gambling, and other illicit activities, what could go wrong? Although many things could go wrong (hangover-esque...86 days 23 hours ago
+1Getting the CFA?Hi all, I am going into my Junior year of college at a large state school and am planning to get into a F100 <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 days 23 hours ago
+1Bill Gates would do the followingBill Gates says he'd choose: AI, Energy, Or Bioscience if he's in college once again. Let's put whether he'll graduate aside. Most of my friends are in the field of Bio or CS ---> going for Deep Learning, Machine Learning or others. Are those majors the...81 month 20 hours ago
+1Career advice for M7 MBA applicationsHello! Having completed a MSc. in Finance at top 5 UK univ. and a long-term internship at #1 European M&A EB at my country (eastern European) I am currently looking for a full-time job to start my career. For this I need your valuable advice. I want to go to a M7 MBA and I want to...83 weeks 4 days ago
+1Networking in New York CityLooking to get in touch with buy side individuals up in New York City. I will buy lunch, drinks, dinner - you name it. Need to expand network up there pronto. Any suggestions on to go about this? Travel there monthly with current sales <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 hour 4 min ago
+1CEMS questionsHi, My questions are related to Europe and sorry for the long text. I have a goal of getting into the consulting industry in western Europe, but I also want experience in Asia. I was offered an MSc place at LSE this fall but did not receive funding so I can't take up the offer. For...81 day 23 hours ago
+1Prairie Capital AdvisorsAnyone have any experience with this firm? They seem to have a few offices around the country, but I can't find much else on them with regards to size, dealflow, etc. Would welcome any information!81 week 4 days ago
+1How much staffing on typical PE deal?Quick question for the other private equity guys on here. How do you typically staff(or get staffed on) live deals? Is it as lean as a VP/Associate pair with Partner oversight? Would multiple associates get staffed on a larger deal? I know it differs firm to firm, but curious to get...83 weeks 5 days ago
+1What did you find most helpful when preparing for case interviews?I've done a decent amount of reading up on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">case interviews</a></span> (case in point, victor cheng videos, consulting clubs at my uni) but still don't know where to go...82 weeks 4 days ago
+1How long do Boutiques take to send written offers?So I finished a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with a boutique bank and a few hours after I left my contact at the bank (an associate) called to say I did a really good job and everyone liked me. He did not...82 weeks 2 days ago
+1Asset Management v Direct Lending<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> Role v. Analyst for a direct lender (Think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/prudential"...81 week 6 days ago
+1PE Bruh: Bschool Now or Next Year?Hey guys, figured I'd throw this out there and see what feedback the WSO community had for me. A quick background: 1) 2 years at an "elite boutique" in NYC 2) 1 year at mm pe fund: closed 1 deal early on but fund couldn't raise capital so jumped ship at the end of my first...82 weeks 1 day ago
+1What clothes to wear as a graduate? (complete newbie)I got a trainee job at Big 4 in London, in a technology role. I know nothing about fashion so if you could tell me the exact name of the style of 'jeans' or shirts I should wear that would be great. What colours? What budget should I have? Where should I shop? Out of curiosity...82 weeks 4 days ago
+1Berkshire Hathaway Bets on Real Estate - Thoughts?Earlier today, Berkshire Hathaway invested $377 million into Store Capital, a real estate investment trust. Obviously Store Capital is extremely happy about the recent investment as it represents confidence to other investors of Store Capital. As many of you may have known already, Warren Buffet...81 day 3 hours ago
+1Uber CEO ResignsAfter several months of scandals and upper management issues, including many key figures leaving, investors have had enough and Kalanick is being forced to resign. It's surprising to see investors turn their back on a startup founder, because there is this "founder-above-all"...86 days 20 hours ago
+1Incoming Freshman seeking guidance regarding financial modelingI'll be attending college in the fall and wanted to get a head start and learn financial modeling and valuing companies. Are Martin Shkreli's videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrNYyJEnFI) a good resource for me to learn modeling and valuating a company? It seems to be...82 weeks 4 days ago
+1Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use Of Wrong Gender PronounsWhat THE FUCK. Have they been drinking too much maple syrup! This can't be a good thing, can somebody chime in on the unseen repercussions. Jordan Peterson had this to say: “Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson. “We will seriously regret this.” ...84 days 13 hours ago
+1In good shape for SA?Hey so I go to a non-target Canadian university (Science major). Finance gpa is 3.97 and cGPA is 3.6. I have considerable finance experience from various roles at the university (VP finance, investment club) and from a part-time job as well. Do you think I'd have a shot at 2018 SA position...76 days 17 hours ago
+1Operations Finance roles?Interviewing with a large consumer goods corporation. Does anyone have an insight on what an operations financial analyst does? I know I'm not being too descriptive but just curious about the field.73 weeks 3 days ago
+2Is IB worth chasing with all this risk?I made a thread about transfer schools and the advice was great, it helped a ton. Unfortunately, as I've been reaching out to many Analysts and Associates, they stress how competitive IB is. The thing is, even if you transfer into a school such as: UVA, UNC, ND, Emory, Vanderbilt or...73 min 25 sec ago
+1One year programsWhat would you guys think is the best one year masters program? Want to go into PE and looking for best program to learn and for placement. Coming out of a target undergrad, graduating early and want to do a masters my 4th year71 week 4 days ago
+1Apple's Answer to Amazon Echo Announced. Will This Work? Apple today released its own voice based Artificial Intelligence speaker for smart home. Its going to be an answer to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>'s Echo and Google's Home....72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Anyone ever do Wealth/Investment Management internship?I am entering into my sophomore year of college and I plan on getting an internship next summer. What do the wealth/investment management <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at a...72 days 21 hours ago
+2Capital One "Principal Associate"?Is this the equivalent of an Associate role at a BB in a CB group? They have a Principal Associate role in the Commercial Underwriting group but they are labeling it as an AVP role which seems very back office to me. I'm currently at a BB in a CB role and our hierarchy does not include...73 weeks 5 days ago
+1Immigrant Moving to Canada for IB RolesHIHi Guys, I have got a Permanent Resident Card to Canada and I am thinking of relocating to Toronto. I am currently working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span>, India as...71 day 19 hours ago
+1Cold emailing etiquetteAt what level of seniority do you use Mr/Mrs. instead of first names for a cold email? Strictly wondering for the first point of contact, I usually address them as whatever they sign off as after regardless of seniority. Also, should you be explicit when asking for a call OR coffee? Or let...71 week 5 days ago
+1Is London culture/lifestyle/city more American than European? I think London is more similar to an US city than other EU cities. Culture, lifestyle, way of think business and architecture Your thoughts?71 hour 1 min ago
+1Google Sales to Top 15 MBA to MBBAfter 4 years in YT ad sales (probably similar work to tech consulting) at Google I am off to a top 15 MBA (700 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>, 3.5+ undergrad GPA). I want to...72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Best Credit Cards for College gradsLooking for a little help here. I am getting tons of invitations for credit cards, but no real idea as to which are the best to apply for. I was thinking of going for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span>...72 hours 1 min ago
+1What kind of ECs should I do to better my chances at applying to target schools like Wharton, Ivies, Stern, etc. for ibanking?Currently a high school sophomore with a ~4.4 weighted GPA (my school does not provide on demand access to it, I have to wait until report cards come out in a few weeks), and last quarter I was ranked 9th of my class of around 300 and steadily rising each and every quarter. I got a 1280 on my...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1Need advice on career pathTo keep it short, I am 25 and graduated 2 years ago from a non target (reputable school though) with Econ degree and landed a gig with an F50 top firm in basically Financial Ops as an Analyst. I loved the culture and people but I hated the job with a passion and my commute was horrendous. I also...72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Shoes for analyst level bankersCould someone please recommend me some casual smart shoes for entry level bankers? I am thinking about something like Giuseppe Zanotti or Ferragamo. Found a couple of appealing drivers from these two designers....71 week 16 hours ago
+1Accenture Strategy Analyst viability for Top MBA or MBB down the road?I am considering an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Strategy as an Analyst and am deciding if it's worth accepting or to continue looking at other consulting...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1What to prepare for the final round case study for a position of Junior Trader at Flow Traders?....................................................................................................71 week 5 days ago
+1Orange ties, is it a GO or a NO? So this is by far the dumbest question I asked on here, but would you consider wearing an orange tie during a networking event, members only club, or even for first impressions? Does it make you stand out a little too much? Thanks guys!71 week 19 hours ago
+1duduct minorities interest from FCFF When I do valuation I use FCFF which calculate from NOPAT (net operating profit after tax). It mean minorities interest are included in FCFF. so when I discount FCFF to present, this present value still have a part of minorities interest. Please kindly help me the way to deduct the minorities...74 days 19 hours ago
+1Avoiding email autocomplete disasters?You can't use email without it, but any great ideas for avoiding autocomplete disasters (i.e. sending sensitive info to the completely wrong person)? Seems to happen all the time.72 days 15 hours ago
+1Is Nevada a good choice for a C Corporation?Hi guys, I'm new to the Finance world and I'm trying to understand it all. I don't know which forum I should belong too, but I'm slowly learning. So to my question: Is a Corp in Nevada a good choice?72 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Is there a need to know models for all sectors for an analyst interview?Hi guys, I was wondering if it's worth spending time on learning models for all sectors (including the ones I had no experience in). So far, I only have M&A experience in energy and tech. I also have a bit of experience in real estate where I did not perform any val job. I have 2...72 days 1 hour ago
+1Most intellectually interesting & challenging Investment Banking jobs & divisions?Prologue: Most college grads today are obsessed with M&A but as we all know, a junior banker in M&A does a lot of basic grunt work (at least that's what monkeys in this forum suggest). If that's true, why do people praise M&A a lot? I'm guessing the pay and exit...71 week 6 days ago
+2What's your favorite line/scene from American Psycho?"What do you do?" "I'm into, uh, murders & executions mostly." "Do you like it?" "That depends, why?"71 day 12 hours ago
+1Economics vs Applied Economics major?Hello fellow monkeys. Currently I am at the undergraduate level and I intend on pursuing a finance major alongside an economics major. However, my university offers both economics and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/applied-economics">Applied...71 day 14 hours ago
+1Is Pursuing Top Bucket Worth It?As an intern (summer 16'), I was ranked in the top three out of roughly 17 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...75 days 2 hours ago
+1Looking to get into MBB 2018, should I do this intern or travel instead?Hi guys, Looking for some advice here. Currently a 3rd year student (4-year degree), have the following offers: -Accepted offer for (ATK/LEK/S&/OW - one of those) internship and will be doing that for the next 2 months -In the interview process (either 1st/final round) for the...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1Grad School or Real WorldGuys, I wanted to reach out and see if you had any advice for me as I set out for my senior year. I am graduating with my BA in finance in three years and I have had an internship with a family office doing M&A and I have also been helping doing corporate financial analysis for one of the...71 day 22 hours ago
+1"Work - at - home" investment banking internship - does it exist? Desperate new grad looking for advice. Hi Everyone, here is my dilemma that I hope you guys can help me with. Brief introduction, I'm a recent grad (2.5 months ago) looking for a FT job in IB. I was a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...721 hours 37 min ago
+1Splits on Off Market In-House DealsI'm curious and need some advice. I have sourced a now off-market opportunity (was listed previously but didn't sell) and have found a potential buyer for the property through another broker in my office. How should I go about dividing up the commission with my colleague? I...71 week 1 day ago
+2MBA student/restaurant franchise owner new to WSOI am an MBA student and a restaurant franchise owner. I intend to transition to a private equity firm that is interested in restaurant and franchise activity once I complete my MBA in 2019. Does anybody have similar experience or any advice to give? Thanks a lot.72 days 19 hours ago
+1Tear Apart My Resume for Full Time RecruitingPlease help me get my resume in good shape for full-time recruiting. Interning at a small boutique that doesn't give out return offers, so I'm hoping to find something with a MM or lower-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...718 hours 33 min ago
+1Have you ever been outed from a post on WSO?Relatively speaking, the world of high finance is small. Have you ever recounted a story on here that bit you in the ass later, i.e. someone figuring out who you were because you were talking shit, or at worst an offer being rescinded?72 weeks 6 days ago
+1MBA...BU vs BC??Hello everyone! I was recently accepted to the full time MBA program at BU and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span>. I have worked in a middle office position for two years and I am now trying to make the leap...76 days 20 hours ago
+1Do super athletes outperform others in other fields?https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2017/06/14/russell-westbrook-invests-in-social-media-news-startup/amp/ Off the court, Russell Westbrook just made an investment in a social-media start-up. It has become very common for people to acquire information (whether credible or not) from...71 week 3 days ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...75 months 2 weeks ago
+1H2 Capital Partners???Does anyone know much about them? I just got an email from them wanting to set up a call to tell me about their shop, etc. I can't find a company website or a lot of info on them. From what I can find they're a smallish RE hedge fund of some sort. Anyone familiar with them...76 days 20 hours ago
+2Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours?Hello! Which roles have the best money with reasonable working hours? For example, roles that are close to M&A salaries but with less working hours? Thanks!73 weeks 6 days ago
+1A Republican National Labor Relations Board under Trump[Marvin Kaplan has been selected to hold a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, making him the second Republican on-board along with the Chairman](https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-nominates-marvin-kaplan-for-national-labor-relations-board-seat-1497957209). Another vacant seat is...76 days 22 hours ago
+1BAML in CharlotteAfter looking through the forum there aren’t very many recent post about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> Charlotte. I do not have many contacts within <span...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1Women and Pantyhose: The Thread to End all ThreadsI used the search bar and read through all relevant threads, but there has been no consensus so far. Thoughts on not wearing pantyhose with a skirt suit during an interview?76 days 16 hours ago
+1Hi to all incoming bankers: Would you say that we're actually a pretty boring folk who just talks about career and deals all dayI know that some of my old "friends" are taking behind my back, saying that I am quite boring since all I can talk about is career or other stuff related to career. 72 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Graduate programm in REHi, I am going to finish my undergraduate studies at the end of this year. After that, I've planned to do a Master. In the future I would like to work in RE. Is it common to do a specialized RE master programm, because here in Europe we have just very few master programmes that have...62 weeks 21 hours ago
+1S&T Bonus, why so different from IBD?Could be completely wrong on this and would love to learn more. Based on some of the numbers I have seen, why aren’t S&T bonuses higher or at least in line with IDB. Based on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...66 days 5 hours ago
+1Advice please: Investment Sales (Multifamily) --> Acquisitions Analyst (Commercial)Hi all, Apologies if this is a bit lengthy/ranty! I am currently an analyst on an investment sales team focusing on multi family but more broadly, residential investment as a whole. I am looking to break into REPE and more importantly out of residential and into commercial. Unfortunately I...63 weeks 5 days ago
+1Will AI wipe out the human race?Elon Musk has said, "The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most. Please note that I am normally super pro technology and have never...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1Multi-Family Operating MarginsIt is my understanding , that operating margins for multifamily range from 50% to 70% given variables such as number of units, payroll, tax rate, etc. I'm looking at a deal where the GPs operating margin is slightly north of the high end of the range listed above. This GP has a...61 week 1 day ago
+1What can I do to make my resume stand out?I am a rising sophomore at a semi-target/target school. Unfortunately, I do not have an internship this summer. So, in an attempt to use my spare time wisely, I've been reading tons of stock <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 1 day ago
+1Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Amaazon FirestickAny opinions on Roku vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> Fire Stick vs Apple TV? Would like pro/cons on the three before committing to one63 weeks 1 day ago
+1Business Valuation vs. Audit as foundation to run a businessIf my end goal is to run a small business, what would be a better foundation-a few years in audit or a few years in business valuation? I would assume that audit would teach one more about the accounting principles that are involved while valuation would offer one greater insight into the...61 week 6 days ago
+1Am I still in the running? Real Estate Capital Markets CMBS AnalystHi all, Just need some practical advice to ease my nerves.. I have been in the running for an analyst position for a well known firm to work on their Real estate capital markets team that does CMBS lending. This opportunity was not publicly posted as I found out about this opportunity by...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1McKinsey MBA Emerging Scholar InterviewI was very fortunate to have been selected as a finalist for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Emerging Scholar MBA program and had a question about interviews that take...61 week 5 days ago
+1Roast my resume - looking to make the jump to IBhttp://docdro.id/Fjzs6mv Looking to make the jump into either RX or M&A IB. Was looking to make the move after 1 year.66 hours 2 min ago
+1Zero Cash Flow Rent Holiday PortfolioI have amassed a sizable portfolio of zero cash flow rent holiday assets. What exit strategies do I have? The institutions I have spoke with don't touch these deals, and individual buyers filling 1031 Ex. are too small. What players can can assume approx 100 zero cash flow deals in a...62 hours 47 min ago
+1Fundamental L/S equity analyst to alphacapture product managerI am currently an analyst at a 200m AUM hedge fund working as a fundamental equity L/S analyst. Got an opportunity to interview for an alphacapture product manager role at one of the largest/prestigious quant HFs in the world. Would this kind of move make sense? I understand that quant HFs are...62 weeks 6 hours ago
+1UBS vs CS PFG Capital Raising - culture & hours?Curious to know if anyone has worked or interned in either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span>...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1Rising senior IU Kelley finance 3.1 GPA trying to break into IB will I need grad school due to my low GPA?I should have joined the banking workshop when I was a sophomore, but I was rather lazy my first few years and let my GPA crumble after that. All of my roommates are in the workshop and I've gained an interest in the field from them. I'm going into my senior year with a rather weak GPA...62 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Watch for MBB undergrad hireAny recommendations for watches (preferably under $100, not going for incredible quality but more a solid look) for new hires at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>?62 weeks 5 days ago
+1IB Ops at BB or Financial Analyst at Disney? nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn61 week 1 day ago
+1dark chili allen edmonds?Is the color dark chili okay for park aves or fifth aves? or should i stick with dark brown if i go brown?62 weeks 2 days ago
+1Need to stock up on dress shirts - brand?Hey WSO- I'm looking to refresh my wardrobe with the basics. Ideally I'm looking for maybe a dozen new dress shirts. Nothing too flashy, just classic blue or white shirts. Anyone have suggestions of the best value/quality here? For reference, I've typically been a j crew slim...61 week 6 days ago
+1Advice for University studentSo long story short I am entering my third year at a Canadian university studying political science and a minor in geography. My goal was to go to law school after I graduate but I realized this past year that this dream is no longer of interest for me and instead want to focus on a career in...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1ECM vs DCM comp & hoursAnyone have any insight? What does the comp look like at the associate and VP level and how big does the difference get after becoming senior? Also is it hard to lateral in to these positions from a <span class='keyword_link'><a...613 hours 7 min ago
+1Kellogg MBA - Chances for Tier 1 & 2 consultingI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Why does it take so long for interview to call back?So I applied to an analyst job with a boutique IB (20-30 ppl). The HR manager emailed me 2 days later to schedule a phone interview with one of the partners. I did well with the interview, and the HR manager emailed me the same day to schedule me another phone interview with the VP. I had the...63 weeks 4 days ago
+1IPO number of sharesPlease kindly assist with the following questions: * Number of shares issues - what really determines the number of shares issued? * Liquidity risk - how can one make sure there will be enough liquidity in the market when deciding the number of shares to issue for an IPO61 week 3 days ago
+2FIG Interview - urgent help neededHey, got an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> planned at a lower <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1Is it too late to break into Finance?I am a rising Junior at Baruch College with a 3.2 GPA. Currently I am working at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) as a Programmer Analyst III. NYP is the most prestigious hospital in the NYC area is ranked by U.S. News as the #1 Hospital in the NYC area and the #6 in the country. Since...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Best schools for UNDERGRADUATE? International Student, chances?Hello! I'm currently a HIGH SCHOOL student in Latin America and I'm looking forward to going to the states to study finance. I'm on my senior year with a 4.5 GPA so far (I take 12 classes and the gpa is out of a scale of 5, in my country we do bachilleres which means that my...616 hours 25 min ago
+1At a top target but no connections-- best way to get somewhere for sophomore summer?I'm a sophomore at a top ivy and I really want to get into finance for next summer. Unfortunately, unlike a lot of other people at my school, I have no implicit connections that I can tap into to start working things out. More than anything, I just want to be somewhere where I can learn a...614 min 5 sec ago
+12 years travelling CV break look bad for recruiters?Hi All, Quick question which I am hoping someone can give me a bit of hand out with. I graduated from a BSc Finance 4 year course last may from an Irish Uni. I decided on a master's that wasn't suited to me and dropped out of it in October. I have got accepted to a top 5 school...64 days 17 hours ago
+1How do I ask my current CEO for a referral?Hello WSO, I'm just a monkey who is in his junior year at a non target university. I currently work as a financial analyst intern at an oil and gas operator mainly working in acquisitions and investor relations with about 1 year of experience here. My current CEO was an investment banker...63 weeks 20 hours ago
+12nd year vc analyst, fund closed down, what now?I live in Asia. I worked in a VC for a year, then the partner I worked for there decided to leave to start his own VC fund. I joined him because he brought in exciting deals, was a good mentor, and was offering to pay me much more. He assured me the funds had already been raised, and it was in...61 week 6 days ago
+1Waterfall question..Hey, I am trying to build a model with a term sheet found in WSO RE Model Google Drive and I got stuck when I tried to tackle the waterfall section of the model. The term sheet states that it will purchase the property with full equity and refinance it at the end of Y2. So is it correct...63 weeks 11 hours ago
+1RBC- Equity Derivatives Interview- GELP Academy SuperdayHi everybody, Voila, in two week I am going to have an interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada">RBC</a></span> in their Equity Derivatives. The program is called the GELP (Global Equity Linked Products)...61 week 2 days ago
+1RetradingInterested to hear opinions on retrading both from the principal side and the brokerage side. Couple questions come to mind... 1.) As a broker are retrades expected regardless of buyer or is that truly filtered out? As a GP we all hear about "burning bridges" but is that just lip...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1HEC vs IE - MIFHi everybody, I am going to pursue either HEC's MIF or IE's MIF. At the moment, I am pretty unsure on what to choose so I would like to get solid opinions and facts about the two programs. What I like of IE is that it has a really practical approach, the professors are great...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1Best way to invest a signing bonus? Redacted to protect identity of poster. 63 weeks 2 days ago
+1Associate asked for my resume.. WTF NOW??I recently met for coffee with an associate from one of the big 5 Canadian banks.. He tested me a bit to start off, asking me "why banking? Why our bank? Give me your background".. Thankfully I was prepared and feel as if I had an overall good chat with the guy, asked good questions,...63 weeks 3 days ago
+1IB LONDON - full time recruiting or off-cycle?Hi all, I will graduate in a few weeks and will start a long-term internship this summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> or elite boutique in a European city (think Paris,...61 day 4 hours ago
+12018 SA Recruiting: Technical Interview Questions?Since SA recruiting is being pushed up earlier and earlier, are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> banks expecting candidates to know everything from Financial Accounting to <span...617 hours 54 min ago
+1Entry Level Question: Assistant Property Manager Position as way to Break Into Real Estate?I just graduated from a well regarded, Semi-Target LAC with a low 3.0 range GPA and no real background in finance (not exactly a blue chip profile, I know). Based on conversations that I had while networking, I recently became very interested in Real Estate Investment as a career option....63 weeks 5 days ago
+1Scattered Path: Where do I go?Hi everyone, I have 2 long questions that I hope you all wouldn't mind answering. I am currently a Community College student entering my 2nd year at CC and I hope to pursue a career in IB. 1) I am applying this fall as a transfer student and I am wondering on what schools to include...621 hours 28 min ago
+1What is your process of finding investment ideas?Hello, I am a beginner trying to do my own <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> stock analysis but before I begin I was wondering how others stumble upon undervalued or promising investment...618 hours 53 min ago
+1Brooklyn College CUNY or UMass LowellHello WSO, I have just completed my sophomore year at UMass Lowell. I had attended Barry University in Miami, FL and received a 2.9 GPA for my first year. After one year in UMass Lowell, I have a GPA of 3.8 (42 credits), and I was wondering if I should stay here or transfer to Brooklyn...64 hours 3 min ago
+1Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US?Why are there way more macro funds in London than the US? Whenever I read about star performers in the macro space, they happen to be London-based managers.61 week 6 min ago
+1what role do AM Analysts play in dispositions?I know AM leads dispositions of assets and I'm sure this varies firm by firm, but from a general standpoint, where do the Analysts come into play? Are they interacting with the brokerage shops Analysts?61 week 5 days ago
+1M&A Project NamesMonkeys, Some project names are really clever and creative. What was the best name of one project that you have already participated? For me, Halley project - it came really fast (oh please, don't..) and very important. Greetings!61 day 5 hours ago
+1Will traders be out of a job in the future?Hi guys, I've been a long time reader as a guest and this is my first time posting. I know this article is a bit outdated, but I found it very interesting. Have a look. From this [article](www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2016/08/17/the-quants-are-taking-over-wall-street/#5a073401666c)...61 day 3 hours ago
+1Hult finally gets accredited<h3> The business school that has haunted your inbox for years has finally been accredited. </h3> According to <a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2017/06/21/hult-gains-aacsb-approval/"> this article</a> [quotes] Nearly three years after announcing a merger...63 days 5 min ago
+1Resume GPA Rounding for Experienced HireI have worked with a Big 4 firm for the past 2 years, and wanted to transition into bank analyst role. I know banks are strict about GPAs. I had an undergrad GPA: 3.55; wanted to see if I can round up to a 3.6? Do Banks ask experienced hires about their transcripts even after 2 years of being...61 day 1 hour ago
+1Is This ETF Every Nerds Dream?GAMR is really putting itself on the map with all of its recent growth since it's IPO in March. Investor place named it the "Top 3 Technology Etf to Buy Now". It’s no surprise it is getting so much attention with a 68% increase since its IPO. This ETF grouped some of the biggest...61 day 1 hour ago
+1Telling people you didn't get bankingCurrently a rising junior, will be interning at a firm that is related to finance but not related to investment banking or anything <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> related. If...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1Paying to have lunch with people...why?Hey monkeys, just read an [article](http://fortune.com/2017/06/10/warren-buffet-charity-lunch/) about a charity auctioning away a lunch with Warren Buffet. [quote]An anonymous fan of Warren Buffett agreed to pay $2,679,001 at an online charity auction to have lunch with the billionaire...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1BSc thesis topic:I need your adviceMonkeys I'm looking for a good thesis topic. Macro topic is PE or M&A. About M&A my picks are: - Differences of M&A valuation from <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 6 days ago
+2Why are gravediggers are so satisfied with their jobs?Every once in a while, I find it extremely calming and therapeutic to a long walk through a local cemetery. Alas, all the chaos and drama of life, subdued under a few feet of soil. The silence is pervasive and permanent. You'll soon notice correlations (albeit completely useless ones)...51 week 6 days ago
+1Take offer from Booz Allen Hamilton?Hello All, I read some other BAH related material on this website, but none of it was any help to me. I'm looking for advice whether to accept an offer at BAH. I'm currently an engineer at a top 3 defense contractor and I want to move into the **management/strategy** consulting...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1What is your number 1 tip to a newbie in the CRE world? I've always heard that the #1 tip in CRE is to always check the numbers. What's your #1 tip? Just thought i should get the conversation rolling for anyone new to the CRE industry. 52 weeks 22 hours ago
+2What will Uber become after Kalanick ?https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-21/uber-chief-executive-travis-kalanick-resigns-ny-times-reports Most if not all of you must know that Travis Kalanick has resigned from Uber as the CEO. Uber is the most valued technology start-up in the U.S. (over $70 billion). But it might...519 min 43 sec ago
+1Canadian MBA to MBB ConsultingHi WSO, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the post MBA consulting scene in Canada. Which MBA programs would allow me to break into the top 3 Strategy firms? Based on my initial research, it seems that Ivey, Rotman, and Queens seem to be the most "target". Also since...51 week 11 hours ago
+1GPA on Resume Hey all, so I am a science student (Minor in commerce/finance) who just finished his third year at a non-target canadian uni. My cGPA is 3.60/4.00 (3.55 really tho), while my finance/commerce gpa is 3.97/4.00. I am thinking of putting both of these on my resume for recruiting in the <span...53 weeks 6 days ago