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+87How much damage has banking done to your life?We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...138
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+48WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...99
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+52How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...293 weeks 3 days ago
+39Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...646
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+33HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...157
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+22Ask 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...1028
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+29AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Edit: <em>Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my WSO activity and figured I needed more work to...132
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+32Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. 2. Stop talking about where you went to college. 3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. 4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. 5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...55
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+22AMA - Alternative Path to F100 Corporate Strategy w/ Exit DetailsTook a different path to Corporate Strategy and have since exited (see below). AMA. * Grew up in suburb of tier 2 US city * Underachieved in HS – B student (generous), ~1200 SAT, lazy * Pretty good at basketball, helped me get into top 20 college – WHEW * OMG COLLEGE...26
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+20Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my AdviceHi fellow monkeys… I’m a brand new poster but have been reading through these boards for a couple of months to pass the time. The preponderance of posts on here regarding happiness and the work life balance have compelled me to add my own .02 cents on these issues, mostly because I think...51
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+21My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up InterviewsI don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us": What is it about my resume and experience that interest you. It's a beautiful...43
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+17WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...30
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+13Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: <em>"A man walks into library and approaches the...426
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+16Anyone Play Videogames?Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry. Most...186
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+16Top 5 Stupidest Publicly Traded Companies I was screening for new l/s ideas yesterday and forgot to filter market cap. Some hilarity ensued, and having a minute this morning, I figured I would share this collection of monkey shit. Yes, these are/were real companies and you can look them up on Cap IQ if you want. **5. Reality Racing...54
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+14Affirmative Action based on WealthThis topic really hits close to home with me. When I see peers of underrepresented minority (and yet highly affluent/advantaged) backgrounds around me reaping the benefits of affirmative action, I can't help but think there must be a better way. Perhaps, schools or firms should require...85
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+14Tricks of the TradeJust want to share best practices and hear what other people do to be more efficient. I'm wrapping up 1st year associate in middle-market growth equity shop... <h3>PortCos</h3> * Keep a folder for each portco in outlook where I save all correspondence * Save all...23
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+13Worst slides everShare your worst - I've had a lot shitty PPT work this week, and want to commiserate. **My worst in banking:** MD thought it would be value-added to show a slide summarizing all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...79
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+12Wall Street Bro Caught on Camera Humping Fearless Girl StatueIf you haven't seen it yet, a picture has gone viral of someone humping the "fearless girl" statue that faces the Wall Street Charging Bull. According to a Huffington Post <a...143
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+13Day in the Life: Oil Trading Research AnalystI feel like it is often said here and at times overdone, but while every day is a bit different there are certain tasks that happen every week or month. I’m going to split the below into three different types of days to compare. <h3>Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates...16
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+27Do you hate poor people?As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that: Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance Cut low income housing programs Cut low income food programs Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...206
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+10Is it true that Tobin & Company doesn't pay their analysts?I had a friend who used to worked with a few people from Tobin tell me that analysts at Tobin don't get paid unless they're there while a deal is closed. In that case, they'll receive a bonus/stipend or something like that. Does anyone know if this is true??? I've heard...120
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+2Interview Logic Riddles/Teasers1. What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 numbers - just 2 numbers, no other mathematical symbols? 2.If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light...9112 months 2 weeks ago
+10What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...105
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+9Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys, I had to come to WSO, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred. So I'm a part-time intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...966 days 10 hours ago
+10Cuisines of the WorldFolks, a definitive ranking of the planet's major cuisines is desperately needed. I have my own list but the problem is it keeps changing. Below are the major cuisines of the world in no particular order, by country. What should the order be? Which are the best cuisines? Why? By the way,...92
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+8The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for CRE is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?156
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+9Ayrton Senna - Life of a Three-Time Formula 1 World ChampionTwitter reminded me that today, 21 March 2017, was Ayrton Senna's 57th birthday if he was still alive. As a racing driver, he built teams, captured impossible wins, and inspired the future generation of fans and racers alike. As a Brazilian, his charity and love for his Country can be seen...18
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+9Do you want your wife to work?***Disclaimer*** I realize this question is geared toward men. I would appreciate female input as well, but my assumption is most women expect/want their husband or future husband to work. Also, just to cover my bases, I don't assume men are the only ones married to wives and women the only...153
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+8IB MD AMAHi, its that time of year when I feel like giving back. I've been in the game for 18 years, both US and UK. Sales, IB, Quant, even did a stint at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...44
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+8AMA: Current junior quantitative researcherHi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor" suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I went to a target/semi-target...29
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+104 Real-Life Consulting Exit Opps of My Former ColleaguesSince I have always continued my career in consulting, I decided to do a social experiment. I conducted an environmental scan through my LinkedIn network. I then categorized my findings into key themes of the most common consulting exit career paths using a cohort of 45 former consulting...26
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+8WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here for...253 months 3 weeks ago
+8AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at F100 Entertainment Company (came from Non-MBB Management Consulting)I've been a Corporate Strategy manager at a large F100 studio (not Disney) for about a year now (and it's had its ups and downs). Just figured there isn't too much information on here about corporate strategy paths from non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+10List of Sleeper Targets for NYCPeople keep thinking that IB is Ivy/top business program or bust. Would you guys consider these schools as sleeper targets: Kelly - for sure if you're in the IBW Colgate - OCR interviews for almost all interested in IB (10-30 people) NESCAC's Top 4 Liberal Arts - Claremont,...1113 weeks 1 day ago
+10What is wrong with Ebola Monkey?This guy has some serious issues, have a look at his last two posts. I think it is a combination of pent up anger and self pitty. Thoughts?5
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+7How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She...56
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+9AMA - 2.2 GPA Non-Target in BankingCurrent position: 3rd year Teller If you guys have any questions for me, please shoot them over. PM me for more details about exit opps. 73 weeks 8 hours ago
+7Thank you Thanks WSOEnglish is my second language, so correct me if my grammar is incorrect or the world that I use is not accurate. I found this forum about a month ago, and here, makes me feel like home. I read a lot of the discussions recently, and a lot of useful information that helps someone like me who is...3
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+7Mar 16, 2017 - Morning Brew Daily <h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Car makers will adapt to everything” — Nissan turnaround legend Carlos Ghosn commenting on the potential NAFTA changes and globalization challenges like Brexit and #MAGA.[/quote] </br> <p...01 week 6 days ago
+8Gender Pay Gap - Is it real?With feminism on the rise and recent mass demonstrations for gender equality, I have been hearing a lot about gender pay gap. Something along the lines that a woman is paid 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a male makes. However, I have not seen viable evidence for this notion, yet it is...80
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+6Snap IPO Prices at 17 Dollars a shareHonestly I am just surprised this wasn't posted already. An <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/01/snapchat-ipo-pricing.html">article</a> on CNBC stated that Snap priced its public offering at $17 dollars a share. [quote] Snap priced its public offering at $17 a...80
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+6What are your favorite/least favorite airports?I'll start us off, LaGuardia is the worst airport in the US. To those who’ve had the luxury of never setting foot in LaGuardia, allow me to provide an overview of the <em>amenities</em>: <ul> <li>Highest rate of flight cancellations and delays in the...60
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+6ESPN is losing 10k customers daily - Can Disney save it? After reading about how ESPN is firing millions of dollars in on air talent, and hemorrhaging money all together, I started thinking about how viable the company is for the long term and how it will affect the price of Disney Stock. ESPN is one of Disney's top money makers, and for the last...59
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+6What excuses do you guys use to take time off for interviews?In my experience, interviews are scheduled just 2-3 days in advance. This is extremely short notice to take a half day or so off work (depending on anticipated interview time, and location). I'm sure a lot of you work long hours, in a somewhat fast-paced professional environment, how do you...48
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...45
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+5Airline of Choice?I saw the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/drink-recs-for-airplane-rides">topic on drinks on flights</a>, so I thought I'd get a somewhat related topic going as well. What airlines do you monkeys prefer (from a passenger's perspective). I used to be...95
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+5Just Living the DreamDude next to me answers every "how's it going" with some variation of "you know how it is; just living the dream, man". Little background; He's vegan and almost sounds like the Dude in his laid back nonchalant manner. I know it's standard corporate generic...49
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+5What are your thoughts on changing dress code?Basically, I think this sensationalizing of modernizing workplace attire is just getting corny. It's just like people find the ugliest jeans and sneakers possible, and seem to be competing on who cares the least and who's more laid back than everyone else. And, tech CEOs or others...39
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+5Is Wall Street still lucrative? Explain why has Wall Street declined over the past decadesThere is an article about a fellow in the 30's named James Levin (search him up) from Harvard and works at Och-Ziff. He was recently given **$250 million** (couple years ago he was given $119m compensation package). Levin made a bet on structured credit that netted OZM $2 billion back when...30
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+5Buffet Slams Wall Street MonkeysWarren <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3b4fmvt" target="_blank">Buffett</a></span> devoted more than four pages of annual shareholder letter to criticize active managers on Wall Street. He stated that they charge...26
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+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...41 month 5 days ago
+5Respecting the grindI just gotta give a huge shoutout to WSO for being a community where people can respect the things you do, are willing to do, and have done to get where you are. I am taking an unpaid internship this summer at a PE firm to get necessary experience to hopefully break into the IB/PE industry after...2
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+7Real Estate Industry in a bubble? Was speaking with someone in my network (M7 mba student, soon to be working in RE) about the amount of RE interest/activity on WSO and he responded *"With this amount of interest I should worry that I am entering an industry that's in a massive bubble!"* I fed him some a...81
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+5They want my deposit money! Georgetown MBA vs. Columbia Business School MscOk, I am poor and ill informed and desperate. I have admits to a Columbia Business School Msc program and also to Georgetown's MBA. Which one would be better overall perception to finance employers in NYC and Asia. And which one would be best chance for NYC buy side firm? I...79
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+4Should I renege this late?So basically my question is: should I renege my offer at a MM for a JA position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>? Background: I signed a mid tier MM offer back in Dec when they gave me one and I...71
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+4Barclays Sophomore Springboard EventHey all, I'm just starting a thread to discuss the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> Sophomore Springboard program. I applied for it online on February 26th, and had a phone interview on Monday,...51
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+4BankismsThat's right. All the nonsense that's said. 1. "We got to dig into the numbers" 2. "Those logos look blurry to me" ... Provide your best below.48
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+4When would you quit? I have a dilemma - investment banking has been bad for my physical and mental health. I went through a period where I was still turning up to work but where my health was making it really hard for me to do much, and my performance reviews went from fantastic to unsatisfactory. Since then,...41
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+4Is short selling ethical?Monkeys, I was going through this article on Roger Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/financiers-fight-over-the-american-dream The author mentions that "Short sellers are generally reviled by corporations as malevolent...41
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+4Elite schools - Rich kid territory? / Hidden gems for social mobilitySome very interesting data on the wealth distribution before and after attending various US colleges. This is not for the business schools, but the overall college, but interesting nonetheless: <a...40
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+4Can't sleep before interviewsHi everyone, Frustrating experience here. After months of prep, couldn't sleep before an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> final round and blew the interview. Happened for the first time a...37
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+7AMA: Nothing to REPEThis forum and WSO helped me with my RE career, along with several other friends, colleagues and resources. I want to give back. I went from an unknown school, to a semi-target school, to a top 5 REPE firm where I later received a promotion. All of this with a meager GPA. Ask me anything.36
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+8As an M&A Investment Banker, What Value Do You Actually Add?There it is. The age-old question that continuously pops up, especially when it comes time to sign an engagement letter. I know what our seniors say, but am more curious to hear what you think the value is that M&A bankers actually add. Is M&A advisory dead? A dedicated corporate...33
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+4Division 1 College Football PlayerI recently graduated from Tulane University in December with a degree in business management and minor in legal studies. Unlike most of my peers I did not have an internship with a company because my summers were devoted to football training. I am realizing that playing football these...30
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+4Spirit in the Sky: Drink Recs for Airplane RidesBeing a frequent flyer, I've always noticed that Bloody Mary's tasted better when on the airplane. I wrongfully assumed that this was because of how the airlines prepared their drinks, but recently read this <a...27
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+4Asking: "Did I get the job" & Game TheoryAfter some recent interviewing and many second and third rounds I started to ask myself a question... Do interviewer's know if they are going to hire someone immediately? As an example if I were to ask at the end of the interview did I get the job, would the interviewer have to...26
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+4AMA: Non-target -> TAS -> MM IBAll, WSO has been a great resource for me during my path to break into banking. I wanted to give back by doing an AMA given that I'm ramping down my current work load since I'm starting in a month. A quick background: I went to a non-target school, went into a non-big 4 firm...26
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+4If you had $100mm to invest, what would you invest in? Market? Debt vs Equity? Product-Type?This is a question commonly asked in interviews and would be helpful to this forum. Plus, it would be interesting to hear the opinions of the members of WSO.21
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+6Should consultants get an MBA? 8 scenarios to consider One of the most common questions I discuss with aspiring consultants is whether they should go back to school to earn an MBA if they want to become successful in consulting. The blueprint that many people have in their minds as they think about consulting seem to fall into one of three paths for...15
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+4Opinion: Herbalife vs. Ackman, four years later"Now four years in the making, the protracted battle Pershing Square - Herbalife (HLF) is detailed nicely in the most recent New Yorker magazine article "[Financiers fight over the American...12
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+6Sikhs on Wall StreetHi, I'm new to WSO and currently a freshman at a semi-target (wow that sounds really cliche), and am also a Sikh. I wear a turban and also have a beard, although short and well kept. From what I can find (alums, general googling), not many sikhs work on wall street. Can anyone attest to...8
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+4How To Talk To AnyoneDoes meeting strangers make you nervous? Do you have a hard time talking to people you don’t know? Do you feel like an outsider at networking events? Maybe you are like me, when I first came to America in 1995, the fear of talking to people used to paralyze me. I’d often cross...2
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+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) 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 (Andy@wallstreetoasis.com) to get an...92
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+4How Hungry are You to Win at Everything?@DickFuld" can attest to this truly inspirational quote: [quote]I want to reach in, rip out their heart and eat it before they die.[/quote] Japanese businessmen schooled Larry Ellison on competition by saying that the Japanese view competition as: [quote]Other people trying to...66
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+3What do you guys think the catalyst will be for the next recession?Pretty straightforward question, so what do you guys think will be the catalyst(s) for the next recession?65
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+3Best Passport?Considering changing my citizenship to something that might reduce my taxes, and give me visa-free travel to some of the world's best hotspots. No, I do not want to be American, and yes, I would prefer someplace where I could stay for a relatively long period (so that cuts Bermuda, etc.)....50
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+3Wendy's newest menu item: TechnologyOver the past few weeks, automation has been a trending theme among many industries. Granted automation has its benefits with regards to labour cost cuts, it also presents a contributing negative factor; unemployment. <u>Wendy's recent announcement:</u> [quote] The Dublin,...46
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+3Tony Robbins - what's your opinion? I've always been *extremely* wary of guys like him, particularly when they have something to sell. I'm know he may have some solid advice but I've always avoided listening to him directly - I usually prefer it to be first filtered through the voices I already trust (e.g. via...43
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+3Eric Mindich’s Eton Park Hedge Fund to Close Down and Who's Next ?Looks like 2017 took its first major casualty (as far as I know). I read yesterday that they were looking to return about 40% of their assets but I guess they decided to pull the plug entirely. [quote]<span class='keyword_link'><a...41
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+3The Worlds First Trillionaire Will Be An AI EntrepreneurJust read an article where Mark Cuban stated that the worlds first trillionaire will be an AI Entrepreneur. I'm not necessarily a Mark Cuban fan (he's the most obnoxious NBA owner), but I think he is right in regards to AI. I think this is an incredible area of tech that is primed for...40
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+3Does anyone know if salary evens out overtime if you are lowballed at DeloitteNot sure if this is the correct forum but I do SAP Basis and Security and have about 7 years experience and just turned 30 recently. Unfortunately I was severely underpaid at my last job and made about 80k and recently I got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a...34
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+3Running shoe recommendations Hey monkeys - I need some recommendations for a new pair of running shoes. I'm a female, so for any of you female runners out there I'd appreciate your input as well! But I'm also interested in hearing what you men wear because a lot of shoes have a comparable model in...32
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+3Pandora's plan to dethrone SpotifyI remember when Pandora first came out in 2005 and It was incredible. Pandora changed the music world, and then just sort of slowly faded into the back of peoples’ minds. Has the window for Pandora to compete against Spotify closed? Pandora has released its version of Spotify, to capture a new...30
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+3Should I quit my back office job?Currently at a boutique doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>. Job duties includes office mgmt, IT, corporate accounting, account recon/banking, and several other back office...30
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+4Supersonic Airplane - $12k+ ticket for NY to UK in 11mins?Once upon a time we had the Concorde Jet which retired out of service by Air France and British Airways on 10 April 2003 after the low passenger count following the 25 July 2000 crash and the general bear market for air travel post 11 September 2001. Ticket price for a roundtrip between the...28
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+3Credit Card of Choice - Points, Cashback, or Miles?A discussion on Airlines got me thinking about the best vehicle to incur monthly debt for which the full balance will be remitted at end of the month to reap the rewards of **Points, Cashback, or Miles.** I've had a couple of credit cards in the past and have consolidated to just two...26
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+3Differentiating yourself for hedge fund recruiting (post-IB)Pretty straightforward. Other than having the basic 3.5+ GPA and being at a solid bank/group (assuming you start in IB and are looking to move to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...25
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+3Dilemma- USC MSF/ WUSTL MSFC/ NYU MBA?Hi all, I was recently admitted to USC's MSF program and still waiting for WUSTL MSFC and NYU's MBA decision. Since the interview with both schools went well I'm going to assume that I get the offers in the end. Any advice on which school to choose would be very much...24
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+3Meet the 19 year old MBA studentApparently, there is a 19 old attending at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey school of business. According to this <a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2017/03/12/meet-19-year-old-mba-student/">article</a> he is quite the prodigy. [quote] The Los Angeles native...23
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+3How Should Schools Teach Personal Finance?Recently read interesting article why <a href="http://business.time.com/2013/10/10/why-we-want-but-cant-have-personal-finance-in-schools/ ">personal finance should be taught in schools, but is not.</a> Despite the fact nearly unanimous 99% of adults now agree that...23
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+3New WSO Home Page Redesign is Live!Hey guys, as you can probably tell, we just released a dramatically different version of the home page. It still needs some polishing now that we can see it on live with real updated / data, but by and large, what we did was the following: 1. For logged out visitors, we tried to focus more...20
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+3Private Equity Firms in BostonJust a list I've compiled of some private equity firms (of varying sizes) in Boston, for those who may be interested. Feel free to add similar firms below if I've missed any! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/summit-partners"...19
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+3PERE comp tablehttps://www.perenews.com/uploadedImages/Editorial_Imageas/Comp%20table%20800.jpg ![image][image] ... when PERE last wrapped a feature around a comprehensive piece of research on compensation levels in 2010, we did not appreciate just how loudly. It was easily the most-read article published...19
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+3Lazard Sophomore Diversity DayShould be a great time. I think we're only going to get one night at the hotel so I'm probably going to catch a red-eye flight to NYC. 17
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+3LCD - The new study aid?There is a new trend in Silicon Valley according to Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter Inc Founder. Its called LSD microdosing and you use a fraction of the amount of LSD you would normally use to trip. [quote] It seems at around 10 micrograms or so, or 12 micrograms of LSD, is sufficient to...15
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+3I stutter. Can I be an MBB consultant?The title really sums it up. I believe I have the requisite credentials on my resume to get an interview at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>. I'm in the finance field right now, and I really...15
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+3Calgary IB RankingsHello, Currently a sophomore and going to be doing PE in Toronto this summer but want to go back home to Calgary afterwards and do banking. Lots of the information on the site for Calgary is dated and almost all of the O&G info stuff is Houston focused. I just wanted to get a more...15
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+3Affirmative Action - White, URM, or ORM?The other AA post had me thinking. For Asian american mixed applicants to undergrad schools, would it be better to list ethnicity as white rather than Asian? It's pretty well documented that the admission bar is higher for Asians as they generally score higher on standardized testing, so...15
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+3Brainstorming Next Move After House HackI bought a duplex in McKinley Park in Chicago 6 months ago. It was a gut rehab I found off the market and bought at $270K (5% down conventional). Put in ~$<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span>. It's...14
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+3AMA: external Wholesaler Hi everyone, I'm an external wholesaler in a major metro market. I saw a number of posts regarding this field so I figured I'd do a AMA to help those interested in this field. fire away! Just an FYI, don't get discouraged if after a week or so it takes me a little while to...13
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+10Why I Became a Consultant, and You Should Too If....<h3>Why I chose to become consultant:</h3> I remember the exact moment that I decided to pursue consulting as a career path. I was entering my junior year in college and was exposed to consultants in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+3Partners Group AG vs. Carlyle Group I was lucky enough to be given FT offers at both of these firms. I'm currently a senior and trying to decide which is the better option to pursue. The role at Carlyle is with their RE PE team. The role at Partners Group is a 3-year analyst program through PE, RE PE, and Infra....10
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+3Columbia SIPA Vs. Columbia Business School Msc programsWe all know that in NYC, Columbia's MBA gives you the best opportunities for finance roles. But getting into the program is difficult. As an alternative route, a lot of people also enrol into Masters programs in Columbia's SIPA school and get finance roles - search linkedin...10
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+3Statue Defilement“There’s a perpetuation of rape culture and this boys will be boys attitude, it’s disgusting,” she said. “I’m glad to see that most people agree with me. It’s nothing that should be celebrated, it’s not funny, and the fact that this guy was showing his entitlement, defiling the...7
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+3Evercore Women's SymposiumDid anyone hear back? This is for the event that is in April. They mentioned they would get back to us this week.7
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+3200,000 Threads + Millions of Comments on WSO - The Merge & Purge ProjectJust wanted to give Nick, our resident Excel guru, a big shout out for helping us merge and purge thousands upon thousands of discussions over the 10+ year history of WSO. Below is a sneak peak into what he has been doing for the past 6 months. We have at least another year to go before we...03 weeks 4 hours ago
+2How to cut costs post banking? I will be leaving banking shortly and won't have the disposable income that I have right now for much longer. How did you guys start saving money after banking? I don't spend much time at bars and clubs so need to find other ways of cutting back.43
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+2Physics undergrad admitted to top b-schoolHi guys, I've been reading this forum for a while and I need your help now. I am currently at the first year of a physics BSc in Italy at Sapienza University (which is ranked 23th worldwide by QS rankings and is definitely the best physics school in Italy). When I enrolled to this...39
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+2Has anyone here actually made it in RE on their own after leaving their formal job?For example, you did 2 years as an analyst at HFF, then 2 years REPE, maybe 2 years in development, then left to start your own little shop or successfully learned enough about RE to live off your own personal RE investments?39
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+2WSO Caption Contest - March 13th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtWSO Caption Contests are back! You 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 cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the...37
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+2New at poker. How did you all learn the basics of the game?I noticed there are a lot of poker players on WSO. I'm starting to get an interest in the game but still don't understand some basics in the game. I get confused with things such as when to call and check, as some of the tutorial courses I take (like poker fighter) don't...37
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+2If you had $1B, but could only make one investment with it, what would you do with the money?Title says it all. Trading structure/strategy can be as complex as you'd like, but the money has to be put toward just one "bet." For example: shorting a call on a Euro stocks index and going long on EUR/USD puts to invest in the idea that the Eurozone will fall.36
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+2Books to read about M&A before start full timeHoping to get some recommendations in terms of what books about M&A you guys recommend me checking out before starting my full time IB gig in July. I am more interested in books that focus on pure M&A strategic advice than how the processes of buy/sell-side transactions work. Thanks!!35
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+2Turned down MSF offers last year to go a different path, is it possible to come back?I was accepted in Villanova MSF, Duke MMS, and Ross MMS but turned them down to instead go for a job that is my passion (sports) and a field I had a good amount of experience in. I recently got a FP&A job at a commercial bank, but I would like to get into IB. I come from a very small...35
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+2Investing Opportunity in Oil?I used to love discussing the oil market on cnbc before they got rid of the comments section. With the large drop today and relative weakness the last few weeks in oil I was wondering what everyone's opinion on the sector is currently. With OPEC showing record compliance to the deal to...33
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+2Prestige on Wall Street: Oxbridge PhD in Physics vs Harvard MBAHey all, what's up? As far as the likes of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...33
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+2GOP Releases Plan to Repeal, Replace ObamacareAn <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/06/house-gop-releases-plan-to-repeal-replace-obamacare.html">article</a> on CNBC stated that congressional Republicans released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare tonight. [quote] The bill calls for issuing a refundable,...32
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+4Hong Kong vs New York - the war is on!!Allright. Let's cut this diplomatic b/s out. We all know that in the next 20 years, the years when our careers will either be made or lost, another more important contest will be playing out : HK vs. NYC in the battle for global financial capital supremacy. Now, I can think of a many,...32
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+2London 2017 IBD SA Offers - Nomura vs UBSThanks for your help monkeys. / thread32
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+2Can you live on $500k in NYC?I saw <a href="http://www.financialsamurai.com/scraping-by-on-500000-a-year-high-income-earners-struggling/">this article</a> breaking down the expenses of a 4 person family making $500,000/year living in NYC with 2 income earners and 2 young children. They give a basic...30
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+2Any of you Bankers see UVA Alumni on the street? (Seeking advice)Looking for some tips and pointers from some of you who might be able to steer me on a better path. I attend Northern Virginia Community College and am guaranteed admission into UVA; I am **NOT ** admitted to UVA McIntire. If I was to attend UVA it would be as an Econ student.. My other...30
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+2Should I accept my offer? Is it bad to intern in Asia?Hello WSO community and thanks in advance for reading my post! I'm a sophomore at an Ivy Target looking to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>. Recently, I...29
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+2PLEASE HELP!!! Failed Drug TestI had cleared everything with my background check and received a call saying that I failed the drug test and my offer is being rescinded. This was my second test, the first came back diluted (I believe I drank too much water since the previous day I didn't produce enough pee in the cup). I...29
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+2Internship in acquisitions at a local developer vs. more well-known REIT Hi everyone, I am an underclassman at a top 25 school on the west coast, and I need some advice on what type of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> I should take if I want to end up in...29
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+22018 U.S News Best Business Schools thoughts?The US News Business School Rankings... What are your thoughts? #1 HBS #1 UPenn Wharton #3 UChicago Booth #4 MIT Sloan #4 Northwestern Kellogg #4 Stanford GSB #7 UC Berkeley Haas #8 Dartmouth Tuck #9 Yale SOM #9 Columbia #11 UMich Ross #12 Duke Fuqua #12 NYU Stern ...28
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+2Are The Rich Getting Richer? In 2016, the U.S. added 400,000 new millionaire households. This adds up to a recored 10.8 million households with a net worth over 1 million. Since the crisis, the number of millionaire households has grown every year, and 1/10 households are now at the millionaire level. Apparently, this is a...27
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+2Cash is no longer kingI've posted on the use of credit cards, and the incentives that overwhelmingly push us in that direction. The same can be said for small and large businesses. Using cash is a liability, it opens you up to theft and risk, while making the transactions process more difficult, resulting in...26
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+2Are Millennials Good For Businesses? After watching <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/3069023/why-this-ceo-thinks-millennials-are-socially-conscious-and-good-for-businesses?partner=rss">this video</a> about a CEO believing that millennials are good for businesses by seeking high quality products and...26
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+4Current Value of MBA for Highly Successful Young ProfessionalsI'm hoping the WSO community can satisfy my curiosity about this subject. Of course, each individual has a unique background and future goals, so an MBA is more or less essential for different young professionals. But WSO seems to thrive in generalities, so I'll pose this hypothetical...26
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+2Analysts: How much are you spending on food per month in NYC?Is it possible to have food expense only around $500-600 per month in NYC? If so, how are you guys budgeting yourself? Setting a limit of $20-25 a day, cooking, etc..25
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+2Goodwill during acquisitionHi! On one of the interview I was asked if there were an acquisition deal where A company was going to buy Burger King but with no further use of their brand with purchase price >> fair value. Is there a goodwill? As far as I can understand we capitalised goodwill then test it for...25
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+2Natural Birth vs. C-SectionI just heard Joe Rogan and Arian Foister shitting on women having C-section to keep the box tight. I’d like to discuss. My wife and I are planning on doing that. She’s very petite and currently has a tight snatch and does kegels and we don’t want that to change. The only benefit of natural...24
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+2Is It Wise To Pursue A Career In Asset Management?I know the topic of active vs. passive has been discussed in great detail on here, but I would like to know if active management is still a smart career choice. Sometimes I feel like the decline of active management is exaggerated, but when I read about all of the outflows, I feel inclined to...24
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+2Does Georgetown Masters offer better ROI than other RE masters programs? Tuition comparisonsGeorgetown's tuition is substantially lower than other programs. Obviously, there are far more factors in ROI calculations other than just tuition cost, but Georgetown looks a solid option, if you want to work in DC area. You could intern part time during masters, land FT and then finish...23
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+2Can you BS transaction sizes on your resume? Assuming that the deals haven't closed, can you fudge the numbers on your transaction experience? i.e. $17mm --> $20mm23
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+2Corp. Dev to IBI'm currently a senior analyst for a healthcare company's corporate development team. During my ~2 years as a senior analyst, I've developed a few meaningful relationships with healthcare focused banks and a few of their VPs. **I'd like to leverage these relationships to land...22
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+2Females in finance punished more severely than their male counterparts The topic of this article reminded me of a post on here a couple days ago (might have even been last week) where a monkey was seeking advice on how to treat a female coworker. In that post he mentioned it may be harder for the bank he works for to fire a woman. Doesn't seem that all banks...21
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+2Is it ok to bring a backpack to work in Asset Management?Might be a stupid question but I start my internship this summer and I wanted to bring my backpack for anything I needed to bring home. I don't know what's typical in high finance gigs but the office seemed slightly on the casual side (some people were dressed clean-cut but with tennis...21
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+2How exactly do I actually prepare for modeling interviews? "Practice" is incredibly vagueAs someone looking to make a move, I feel like I should do some additional prep for any incoming modeling interviews (obviously). My modeling skills are ok; not great, but ok. Problem is...I have no idea how to go about this. I have a BIWS login, so there's that, but there's also...21
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+2Automating M&A?Hey Guys, Read an article about how [GS is exploring automation for M&A](http://www.reuters.com/article/us-goldman-sachs-strats-idUSKBN15T0HW). Not so much for deal making but perhaps in terms of valuation, content creation etc. What do you guys think about this? Is it possible to occur...20
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+2admitted at yaleI know this seems like a no-brainer, however, I just received a likely letter (international student) and I'm wondering if Yale is really worth it. I'm an European student and afraid that I will have a hard time breaking into the industry (especially because trumps h1b1 reform) would...20
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+2OSU Fisher or Indiana KelleyI am a current senior in high school set on investment banking. So far I have been rejected from Wharton, deferred from Michigan, UVA, and UNC. The only schools I have gotten into are Miami (Oxford), Indiana, and OSU. I still have 12 more final decisions to hear, but was wondering whether I...20
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+2Does it make sense to MBA?I always imagined myself getting an MBA after spending a few years climbing up the ladder, but I wonder if the cost (including opp cost) may be too much to recoup in a decent time. I'm 29, work in insurance product management (Director level), and make $150K including bonus. The comp is...20
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+2CV Review - please rip my CV apartI will be applying for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at the <span class='keyword_link'><a...20
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+2Joining Start Up Hedge Fund - What to ExpectHey guys, I have the option to join a start up hedge fund after I leave b-school. It hasn't launched yet, and has raised almost $200MM in assets right now. The team is very strong, and the PM has had a great track record at the blue chip fund he left to start this one. We have not discussed...19
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+2Fall on your SwordGot a dilemma. My boss is a bit of a hot head. He tends to fly off the handle a little without thinking. He's not very accountable, either. He'll say things without any backup and then escalate issues and then when the fallout comes, he likes to duck under my umbrella. I'm not a...19
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+2Banks/Groups With Gym Friendly Culture? From reading many posts on here, it sounds like there are quite a few former athletes on Wall Street. If this is true, I feel like there has to be some groups that place high priority on gym time. Any athlete will understand that its nearly impossible to just stop working out on a consistent...18
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+2Best Volunteering Experiences?Best volunteering experiences for an undergrad econ major to take part in? (ex. grant writing, etc.)18
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+2Knowledge Sharing: Corporate Development / M&AHello, I am currently working on implementing an M&A department within the group I work for. As our industry is really fragmented we need to grow in the coming years as the market will consolidate. We did several deals in the past years mainly based on sell side presentations of M&A...17
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+2temp to full-time at PE or deal sourcing in M&A?Well back at it again. While I still continued to beat a dead bush for IB I encountered two "less ideal" opportunities but then again its better than nothing.. * There's one with a PE fund thats doing an unpaid internship for 3 months that eventually turns into being a...17
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+2Snapchat IPO's $24mil Upside for... A Highschool?!Saint Francis Highschool in Mountain View California decided to invest $15,000 in Snapchat back in 2012 under invitation from a students father who is a VC investor. When the bell rang on 2 March 2017, the highschool unwound 2/3 of its position at $17/share to raise $24mil. No bad for a $15k...17
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+3Does anyone else feel this way with networking?As we all know, it's who you know and especially in this industry it's most important. However, when reaching out to guys, I feel I'm just doing the "cliche" thing everyone else is. I email a guy and I get all giddy he responded and is willing to chat briefly over the...16
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+2IB Analyst Offer: JP Morgan vs Lincoln InternationalWould I be crazy to choose <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lincoln-international" target="_blank">Lincoln International</a></span> over <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+2Best source for a personal loan?WSO, need your advice: due to health reasons I need a short term loan in the $3k-$5k range, what is the best source? Planning to research prosper.com and other similar lending sites this evening, also plan on applying for a loan via my credit union. -Family/friends not an option -Mom...16
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+3Understanding the Metric of RE Cap RatesHey Guys, I am a little bit confused on the Metric of RE Cap Rates. I understand that Cap Rates are NOI / Value but am confused to why a property with a higher NOI would would have a lower value. A building with a $50,000 NOI at a 4% cap is valued at $1.25 M while a building with a...15
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+2European Vs American Graduation systemHello everyone, I am a new monkey in the business and was wondering what the differences are between America and Europe in post-bachelor education. I have read that bachelor -> Work 2-3y -> MBA, is a very solid and standard way to grow in the industry, but in my surroundings in the...15
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+2WSO NCAA Bracket Tournament Challenge <a href="http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2017/en/group?groupID=1908969">Here is the link to the group.</a> Who's your pick to win it all? **Group info:** * Group name: WSO * Password: WallStreet1 * Maximum number of brackets per person:...15
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+2March Madness 2017I saw an article about an MBA student from Booth who <a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2017/03/14/filling-march-madness-bracket-boothie-covered/">developed an app to provide sabermetrics and tips about teams and tournament history while filling out your bracket.</a>...14
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+2History comes to back to haunt Yahoo CEOThe data breach of Yahoo in 2014 has made headlines yet again, but this time for a different reason. Due to: [quote] “Certain senior executives did not properly comprehend or investigate” the hacks, the independent committee investigating the breach has determined, the company said in...13
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+2Oil and Gas IB Technicals SOSHey Everyone, I am a undergrad from a non-target and about to interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>. The group I will be interviewing with works primarily in oil and gas M&A (A&D) type...13
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+2HK BB groups rank and return rate?So I am curious about how would you rank different groups in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> at HK? Also what is the return rate in 2015 and outlook in 2016? Got a <span...13
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+2Would you admit that you listen to stoner bands?One of my favorite bands is the Grateful Dead, which definitely gets a reputation as being a stoner & druggie band. I listen to them a lot during work, and I feel awkward when people see them on my spotify. Last summer, I told my coworkers that I was going to a Dead concert, and one of them...13
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+2Blackrock Cut Bonuses - Who's Next?Hey Monkeys, A story just broke out that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> is cutting bonuses due money flowing into passive funds. Many of us choose roles in <span...12
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+2Nerves and excitement - Tips to help out a sophomore SA I have been reading WSO since senior year of high school when I knew that I wanted to go into finance. After working at a small PE shop last summer, I was really fortunate to receive an <span class='keyword_link'><a...121 month 3 days ago
+2Help choosing between multiple undergraduate business schoolsHello, my name is Mike and I currently trying to choose my school to pursue my undergraduate studies. I have applied to multiple business schools as a Finance major and have been accepted into all of them; however, this has put me in a tough situation with having to choose between several...12
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+2WSO Happy Hour NYC: Galway Hooker, Friday March 31stWas wondering if one of the usual WSO guys could set up a happy hour event. @In The Flesh" @Flake" @Frank Quattrone" @TNA" @DickFuld" @CompBanker" @AndyLouis" @UFOinsider" 12
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+2Right bank - wrong group or Wrong bank - right group?Curious what people think when evaluating this kind of a scenario? Imagine a choice between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+2How hard is it to break into IB from Emory University?Just curious as I will be starting at Emory this fall. Some people were saying it was a semi-target some saying that it was a non-target. Is it possible to break into big banks from Emory? Thanks.11
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+2How do I get into Private Equity?I'm graduating this April and I go to a non-target school. I competed in a PE/M&A competition recently, which really sparked my interest in the field. I'm hearing from a lot of PE places that they don't hire people out of undergraduate. They want people who were summer...11
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+2Ares Direct Lending Hey guys, Curious to know if anyone knows about the group and what the role entails at the Associate level. Any color on interviews would be helpful too. Thanks in advance!11
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+2Cracks in the PE Bubble Beginning to Show?In a previous thread, there was a lot of speculation around PE being the next high finance sector to follow the growing trend of squeezed margins and lower frequency of transactions. An FT article from February 2017 mentioned how analysis from Bain showed that buyout groups' share of...11
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+3Why You Probably Shouldn't Work in Amazon (And Banking!)Hello monkeys, I recently stumbled upon two very interesting narratives from ex-employees at Amazon. Here are the links: [Working for Amazon: Better Than Sex, Worse Than Hell (Part 1)](http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/03/working-for-jeff-bezos-part-1.html) [Working for Amazon: Better...10
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+2Software Engineer to MSF to ??? adviceAlright WSO, a buddy of mine is a lurker here and has enlisted my help. he studied econ undergrad at a non target and has worked in software the past several years, most recently as a software engineer developing enterprise level software in Chicago. he's been accepted to a MSF (top 5 in...9
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+2What is the work culture of a hedge fund?Since most are small... does that mean they act and feel like a startup? Or despite being small, do they tend to act very corporate? Appreciate all 1st-hand input.8
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...83 months 4 weeks ago
+2Pigeonholed in a CareerHey guys and gals, I'm looking for some advice. I am a first year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Private Bank and graduated from a top tier public school....8
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+2Pitt vs. UdelUnfortunately, due to fact that I can't get loans because my parents won't co-sign, and they won't give me any money for college, I can only afford either the University of Delaware or Pitt. My ultimate goal is Investment Banking, and I know that both are extreme non-targets. Any...8
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+2Too common to get into HBS?Hey guys, I'd like to pick your brain. First of all, my background is like below. - Target School: HBS - Ethnic: Asian male (neither Chinese nor Indian) - Work experience: Joined mid-cap PE right after undergraduate (Previously targeted 2018 matriculation w/ 2.5 year work experience...7
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+2Laptop Reccomendations?I will be a freshman Finance student and was looking for some laptop recs. Do I need or would it help to have a 10 key built into the laptop? Thanks! 7
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+2IB to Television IndustryI've been interested in television production / writing for a while. Obviously there are few stories of figures like Steve Mnuchin moving from finance to hollywood, but does the community know of any others? Any firms that have particularly strong connections with the media industry?6
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+2Consulting to REPE?Question is: Is it possible? Assuming two scenarios: (a) I join an MC like say <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>/LEK/ATK (maybe Big 4) too; OR (b) I join the Infrastructure Advisory division of...6
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+2Finding ways to concentrate...I know that a lot of you mention that you are mainly able to concentrate with the use of drugs aids (ie. adderall, ritalin, etc.). Wondering if you have experiences finding concentration with other methods? Meditation, neurofeedback, punishment & reward?? Any help appreciated. 6
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+2Thoughts on Student Housing opportunities in acquisitions and development?Does anyone have any insight on student housing investors, operators, and developers? Not freshman dorms, but ground leased residential apartment buildings marketed to students? Would working on these types of Assets provide a transferable skillset to transition to multifamily assets? It...6
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+2PE in Southeast Asia Hi, I'm a second year econ student at a top non-HYP Ivy. I've got no experience and my GPA is very mediocre at a 3.6~ and I haven't got any interviews, let alone offers yet. I've started to cold email some boutique consulting, PE, and IB firms but so far no responses....6
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+2Modeling Question - Combining Condo Sales & Rental SpaceI'm trying to model a mixed-use complex that has ground floor retail with a grocery anchor and second and third floor condos. I have construction debt currently at 75% LTC, but whenever I go to roll it over to permanent debt in year 3 there's no way 75% LTV will come close to covering...5
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+2Chase Lost $200 million On Sapphire Reserve, CEO Wishes It Was MoreNow that we know what the monkey’s credit card of choice is, I thought it would be interesting to see why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span> is offering the Sapphire Reserve in the first place. The fact that...5
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+2Valuation analysis - Cost of debtHello, As part of a project, I have to do a valuation analysis of a company, Tesla. It's a first for me so I got lost on something surely simple but that I can't get to find. I am currently looking for the cost of debt of the company. According to my book, I should find somewhere...5
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+2MBA Profile Review: Aspiring MBB ConsultantPlease critique and assess my profile. Any input is welcomed. Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Gay Age: 27 Undergrad: UC Berkeley UG GPA: 3.82 Major: Political Science (although I took a few Haas UG classes like micro and macro econ, <span...5
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+2Jefferies vs. Houlihan TMT in San Francisco Any insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span> / Houlihan <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+2How do you guys manage all your data/notes?An analyst comes across a flood of information every day. Filings, transcripts, notes, calls and the notes that you take, research reports. On top of that, macro data, company-specific #'s, etc. How do you manage all this data, and turn it into something that you can refer back to and...3
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+3Value Investors wanted (in Paris)**Value Investing Club – membership offering** **You want to become a value investor and would like to join a group of like-minded individuals?** This may be the right place for you. We are 3 young professionals willing to enhance our investing skills in a group setting. We thought the...2
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+2Worlds Largest Ride-Sharing Company Joins Self-Driving Car RaceThe race for self-driving cars has been going on since the day Uber became popular, with many companies throwing their hats into the race. Automation is slowly but surely seeping into all industries, one way or another. Just today, Didi Chuxing the world’s largest ride-sharing company backed...2
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+2The Hult International Buisness School?Does anyone have some experience with this school? Do you recommend it? I'm interested in its undergraduate. Any graduates from any campus? I would appreciate all your answers. Thanks1
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+2Negotiate AnythingOn Wall Street everything is a negotiation. Your Job Your Bonus Your Promotion Your Project Your Deadline And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home either, because life is a just a big negotiation. With your girl friend, husband, kids, friends. But I bet you are...1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...16 months 3 weeks ago
+2Mar 27, 2017- Morning Brew Daily<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"Bro, I’m going rogue” — Guy Gentile, former stock market manipulator turned FBI informant, who reveals his made-for-Hollywood story of how he double-crossed the FBI. Where’s he at now? Trying to...02 days 15 hours ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...472 months 1 week ago
+4 Italy's stagnant economy produces healthiest people according to W.H.OBeing surrounded by five seas provided Italy with a geographical advantage with regards to tourism, attracting innovation and agriculture. Historically, Italy has been known for its exquisite cuisine, beautiful music and skillful football teams. Fortunately, it can now also add a ‘healthy...34
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+3Will robots replace your consulting or financial career?I was recently reading a couple of books – Rise of the Robot by Martin Ford and Humans Do Not Need Apply by Jerry Kaplan. Both books share insights on the demise of both the industrial and knowledge eras. Both books provide key themes and stark warnings about the future of automation and its...31
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+7Top 7 reasons why dating in NYC sucksHi all, 30 year old male here. Moved from a (very big) Midwestern city during my quarter life crisis. Since then my career has achieved escape velocity averaging $20K/year increases in base pay. My career path is relatively low stress (software), highly engaging (for me), and provides tons of...31
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+1How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>, private equity/<span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+2Rice University vs. UT Austin McCombs UndergraduateI am fortunate enough to have been accepted to both of these top schools in Texas. My goal is to work in energy IB in the region, and then move to PE or a megafund. I'd be studying finance at UT Austin, or Mathematical Economic Analysis with a minor in business at Rice University. I'm...27
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...203 months 1 week ago
+2How to transition from Technology Consulting at a Tier 2 into MM Private Equity?Hi Everyone, posting on a throwaway account (as I routinely post in the consulting forum with my regular account and quite a few people know my identity). That being said, I want to reveal a few details about myself and seek out advice on how to position myself for a career in PE. A little...20
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+1Face Moisturizer/Serum?Suggestions on how to keep my face looking vibrant? I shit you not, I have aged like 3 years in only one, and yes I work out and eat right.19
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+1GS Merchant BankingWhy do people not talk about this? All I ever see is IB on this site, yet everyone wants to exit to some buy-side investing role. Merchant Banking, especially corporate private investing, seems like it would be incredibly more relevant for exit ops to PE, VC, and Growth Equity firms. Per the job...19
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+1Careers outside High FinanceI am currently in my final year at college and I am realizing that IB is not something I really want to do. The market is currently bad here, where getting a job in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front...193 weeks 1 day ago
+1Vanderbilt MSF vs. 'Nova MSF vs. CUNY Baruch MSF vs. Georgetown Online/Blended MSFI was fortunate enough to be admitted to all four of the above MSF programs. My goal is to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+1Macquarie Toronto Investment BankingAnyone else in the recruiting process for the investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> position in their Toronto office? Also anyone have insights on their Toronto office? I...19
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+1Rochester MS FinanceHi monkeys I recently received an offer by Rochester <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance and I am looking for any useful advice and information. I am an international student so Rochester's STEM...18
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+1Vanderbilt MSF vs Kellogg MMS vs Ross MMI have been accepted at the first two programs and have an upcoming interview with Ross. My post-grad goal is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span>, preferably <span...18
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+1Prestigious Phone Area Codes - $10,000 for a 212/310/415 Number?Area codes are tied to geographic areas by nature and assigned to individual districts that are correlated to certain types of businesses. If you are a cold caller or do any telemarketing, you would these by heart. ![area codes...18
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+1University of Toronto non-Rotman Math/Econ major for IB?I got into math/physical science at U of T and am intended to do a math/econ specialist program (not in Rotman Commerce). From the forum I've read that only Queens and Ivey are target schools in Canada for IB recruiting. Does this mean that my chance of getting into IB is really slim?17
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+1"Pitch me a Stock" Interview Question for IB?During interviews for summer intern and full-time analyst roles, would an interviewer ever ask the question or give the command to pitch a stock to them? It's much more of a sales & <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+1What are the most boring assets to work with?To those who have been in the game a decent time, what properties are boring to work with? I never dealt with them, but suburban office or a firm that deals with corporate complexes seems like it would be the most vanilla.17
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+1Do banks actually ask to see my diploma before I start full time??So.. I have a question: I will graduate in late May and I have an offer in IB and will start working full time there in July as an analyst, I was wondering before I officially start, will my bank ask me to scan my diploma or actually bring it to them so that so they can see and know I...17
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+1Best undergraduate programme for Investment Banking in Europe...that has not high fees (as UK universities) but it still makes an access to an eventual job in London.17
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+1Would Anyone Care to Review My PitchI've already accepted a FT <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> offer, so at this point I'm focused less on generating ideas for interviews and more so on...17
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+1Is IB for me (also a non-target College question)?Hey all! I just wanted to seek some advice about IB. My interests bounced so much in highschool, at first I wanted to be a doctor, then a software engineer and now an IB. Now I know IBs don't deal with the stock market but that's how I got into the IB hype; I just picked up The...17
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+1Economy of the Miserable - Realities of Unworking/Underemployment (NPR)@AndyLouis" was listening to NPR and shared an interesting story with the is definitely worth sharing. BLS is creative about reporting the unemployment number each month. Many models feed off of the monthly BLS statistics. Underemployment and unworking are not inclusive for a true...17
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+2Will I Get Drug Tested?Got a 2017 SA position in NorCal. -Bud is legal in CA. -There are only a few other <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> (<5). -Last year SA going back FT told me she didnt get a drug...16
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+1Venmo the Big Winner of Deregulation?According to an <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/01/venmo-could-be-a-big-winner-as-obama-era-financial-rules-are-scrapped.html">article</a> on CNBC, the efforts to overturn Obama-era rules for the financial industry could also cut back government oversight of...16
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+1which summer oppurtunities are betterHey, I interned at one of the big 4 firms in deal advisory during my sophmore year, i have an offer to go back there but i really want to intern at a better place for my junior year so i can set my self up for good IB offers next year. Currently my choices for the summer are 1) look for...16
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+1Minimum Size of a Good Hedge FundAt the risk of this question sounding ignorant, what is the minimum size of a good hedge fund? I understand that yes, a $100M dollar hedge fund can post returns of 27% while a $10B fund can post returns of 5%, but what I'm trying to get at is what is the minimum scale of AUM that a decently...16
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+1CRE Development - Deal Making/StructuringWhat's the best way to break-into the *deal-making/structuring* side of CRE development, rather than the execution side? My background is in civil engineering, previously worked for a large top-10 general contractor, and currently working for a top-3 real estate services firm's...16
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+2Will M&A always be a good field? Will M&A always be a good field? Given that M&A is really a recent phenomena of the late 80's to early 2000's, does the M&A profession have the staying power of law/medicine? Sometimes I feel like it is a faddish skill-set that is not worth devoting one's life in...16
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+1Retail Lease ?'showdy folks. I'll get right to it. I am working on getting an internship with a RE retail investment group, they only have one office for one candidate and there is certainly some comp. I actually have been able to get a broker from CBRE to email a letter of rec. on my behalf, and I met...16
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+1Advice about choosing firm to start careerHi, This question is more focused towards the real estate area, but also for the firms as a whole. If you are starting out after a master in finance in London, would you prefer to start in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...15
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+1Dinged last year - Looking to strengthen my profileHi everyone, new poster here. I have been following this forum since I started filling out my applications last year but just decided to sign up now because I am feeling a little lost and I wanted to pick the forum brains a little. First off, a little background on me. I am from the Middle...15
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+1Real Estate Investing All CashAnyone ever come across this model being used in mega developments? A development that comes to mind is "One River Point" by Rafael Vinoly on the Miami River. The Developer KAR properties is doing the deal all cash with a total cap of ~500mm. 15
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+1Which internship to choose? MBB, BIG 4 M&A or MM M&A BoutiqueDear Fellow monkeys. I am facing the though decision between three <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offers. This would be my first internship in any related field as I come from a...15
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+1Restructuring Question (Comparables, WACC)I'm writing up a study guide for banking/restructuring as I go through interviews etc. First of all, how does one select <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-comparable-analysis">comps</a></span> for valuing a...15
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+1Sophomore with No Work Experience Looking for Career AdviceI'm a sophomore attending a non-target school (St. John's University) majoring in finance but considering on switching to accounting. My GPA is a 3.75. I recently started to focus on my career and where I want in a couple years from now. I realized that I wasted my entire freshmen year...15
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+1GS vs. JPM vs. BlackRock AMLondon: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> is sell-side <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+2Rejection email not even 24hrs after applyingSent in my application for a Real Estate Analyst program. 19 hours later, I get a rejection e-mail. I've never been rejected so fast lol it usually takes 1-2 months. I met literally every bullet point in the job posting too. What am I doing wrong here? Even the jobs that say 0-1 years of...14
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+1Can I get just one reply?Hello everyone, I have been reading WSO forums for about a year and they have been very helpful. This is my first post and I hope to get a response. I am currently a Junior at Baruch college in NYC. I have not been able to secure an IB internship for the summer. I am starting to freak out...14
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+1Question regarding a rental/NYC Thanks!..........................................................................................................................................................................................14
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+1Help with DCF (specifically debt aspect)So currently I am working on completing a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model for a Canadian-based SaaS company. I can't figure out how to model the debt primarily...14
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+1Renege Offer (Other side of the story)I'm in a sticky and time sensitive situation. I have recently gone to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with a <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+1Data Scientists - 7 Figure take-home and High in Demand!Data Scientists or any scientist for that matter has this stigma of being a back-office/lab employee who does not see the light of day. This is true for the most part but now Data Scientists are taking home a pretty paycheck in the realm of seven figures. Understandably not all firms can...13
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+1Can you really be rich by working as an investment banker?I know this is kinda weird to talk in WSO... The forum had helped me a lot finding my first job in capital market, a very decent job. However, what I figured after a while is that...the cost of living, the tax and the time I am selling to the firm is like a rip-off. I could not even save 30K...13
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+12017 Masters Tournament Predictions With the Masters being only a week or two away, I thought I would start a thread on predictions. As for myself, I think I'm going to have to go with Dustin Johnson this year. The way he can overpower a course is just insane, and at his best, few can top him. I think Johnson is also peaking...13
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+1How many companies do you know?Hi all, I'd like to hear a few numbers about how many companies you cover on a regular basis, how many companies you get to know per year (which means you know them so that you could recommend the company for investing). And, do you think it is efficient to get know as many companies...13
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+1How difficult is it to break into IB if your degree is completely unrelated?Speaking hypothetically. Breaking into IB with an Econ/Finanace degree is difficult enough as it is with the amount of competition, how about if you have a degree in something unrelated? Like History, Art, Biology? Have you done it or know someone who has?13
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+1Starbucks refugee hiring program is hurting the brand?[The backlash from some consumers about Starbucks' decision to eventually hire 10,000 refugees worldwide could negatively impact sales in the near term, according to analysts at Credit Suisse, who reiterated a hold rating on the coffee...13
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+1Is the JD/MBA Worth It at Northwestern? It's ridiculously expensive, like 80k+ a year for three years, but it somewhat fits my career goals. I'm honestly very indifferent right now between wanting to be a corporate lawyer or management consultant. I feel Northwestern's JD/MBA program would give me flexibility, and if I...13
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+1Multiple (Cash Out/ Cash In)In this excel (attached screenshot), the multiple is 525,000 / 400,000 but is the 525,000 in terms of today's money? (is it already the NPV?) And if not, why can you divide 2 sums of money that are from different time periods?12
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+1DRW vs. BridgewaterDRW vs. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span> 1. Experience/Learning 2. Prestige 3. Salary 4. Location Please help me make a decision thanks.12
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+1Blackstone Future Womens ProgramHas anyone attended this event in the past? Did you think the event was worth going to? What was the interview process like? Thanks!12
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+1Investment Banking vs COO of Startup BizHey just hoping to get peoples thoughts on the pros and cons of a potential move. Currently have 2 opportunities: 1) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> Associate at MM...12
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+1CFA after MSFHello everybody, I'm currently in a MSF program set to graduate in the spring. I am thinking about taking the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 exam in...12
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+1NYU Stern versus Yale SOM for career change to IB?I've been accepted to NYU Stern (no $) and Yale SOM ($20k scholarship). Which of these schools would be best for breaking into IB? For context: I'm 29 years old, my work experience is in the public sector / at non-profits, and I have an MA in international relations. I'm...12
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+1710 GMATI wrote the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> and got a 710. I'm from the UK and my GPA translates to a 3.7. Do I need to retake the GMAT for top schools? I.e. H/S/W/Sloan/Booth12
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+1Value creation analysis - An alternative way of Merger modelI read something about valuation creation analysis basically valuing the combined company after a merger and compare it to the original acquirer's implied value, I am a bit confused as to how this works and the mechanics, can someone tell me what is this analysis and maybe give an example...12
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+1CFA or Executive Master in FinanceHello, I am working in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> industry within the business development department. I would like to go into the investment side, starting as...12
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+1Credit Risk or Credit Flow S&T?Hi guys, I am a recent Master's graduate with some experience in equity derivatives S&T. I am currently face a choice between two offers. Both are from the same European Bank. One is their credit risks analyst position, while the other one is with their credit flow team as an...12
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+1Need new hearing aid for grandpa. Anybody have any experience with them?Title is self-explanatory. Need a hearing aid that feels reasonably comfortable to wear, and does not have any noisy irritating buzzing sound that gets to the head. Any ideas where I should look? EDIT:- I was actually hoping to get some idea of the brands that have a reputation of good...12
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+1Internship choice: SMALL boutique, or big valuation house?Yes, have both offers in hand. Small boutique would give zero technical training, but client exposure and freedom to take on lots of responsibility; valuation house would give 100% technical. I already have an IB internship (off-cycle) under my belt. The goal is to get into the best iBank I...12
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+1PC Recommendations for Financial ModelingHi WSO, I am a sophomore, and I am getting ready for Junior fall <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> SA recruiting. I'm also currently going through a comprehensive...12
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+1I'm about to attend a Non-Target this fall, what can I do?Just got accepted to McMaster Degroote in Canada, it's not on the same level as some of the other schools which I got denied to (Ivey, and Queens). It's my fault for not giving it my all in High School, however if anyone from a non-target has some advice on what I should start doing to...12
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+1PE > Startup > ?Some of those on this forum may recall my "how I got to the buyside" post, but for those who haven't, I am an associate at a private equity firm focused on a very niche industry. While life at my firm has been great, I have been dabbling in the startup world by cofounding an...12
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+1Is my current job good enough to exit to REIB, REPE, or RE hfSo I just got a job with a major lifeco (fidelity, allianz, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/prudential" target="_blank">Prudential</a></span>) for their commercial real estate portfolio. My official title is "<span...12
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+1Banking/Living in San FranciscoDon't think this topic has been addressed in awhile so I'd thought I'd ask.... I'm moving to SF in June as a 3rd Year Analyst at a MM firm. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions or comments as it relates to living, the different districts, where not to live,...11
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+2LSE or (Very Lowly Ranked) European UniversitiesI'm in a sort of dilemma. I was just recently accepted into LSE to study for a BSc in Mathematics with Economics. In short, the cost of going there (which I had known prior to applying) is exorbitant with the living expenses matching or exceeding the tuition. I can afford to go but I feel...11
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+1Yellen Signals March Rate Hike LikelyJanet Yellen dropped a strong last week (3/3) in her speech that an interest rate hike is on the way for March. I am actually really interested to here what people's opinion is in regards to interest rate levels currently. An <a...11
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+1Big 4 BrandI'm currently a sophomore and looking into audit/consulting field, doing research about the Big 4. I came across an article (Google: "<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers"...11
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+1Pitch a S&P Stock or Non name during interviewWould you pitch a commonly known stock during an AM interview (like in S&P) , or a no name stock? 11
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+1Any advice as to what college I should attend?I am graduating high school in a few months and I'm not sure which school would give me the best chance to break into Wall St. SO FAR I've been accepted to UPitt, Miami(OH), ASU, and UofAZ. I should hear from Indiana University, Fordham and FSU within the next week or two. (going for...11
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+1Economist GMAT Tutor?Hey guys, I'm just wondering how did you prepare for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. I'm applying for grad school (MSF/MSMF) this Fall, and I'm thinking about getting...11
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+1Let's Talk NewsThere is a lot in the world to keep up on... I was/am a bit of a news junkie. My interest in finance originally came about reading the finance section of the paper. Nowadays it is a bit more difficult to keep up with everything that is going on. A few questions... How do you keep up with the...11
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+1URGENT DECISION! Richard Ivey vs. Carleton College Hello everyone, I've been reading the forums for a while would appreciate some advice. I'm currently a senior in high school and was recently accepted to both the Honors Business Administration Program at UWO's Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada's premier...11
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+1Pitching stockI have a meeting with the COO of a hedge fund. Is he likely to ask me about stock recomendations? I have a non finance background and I graduated from University last September. 11
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+1Real Estate Sale and Leaseback LBOHi all, I am currently looking at a target for a potential <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span>. The target owns almost all of its retail stores and there have been suggestions of...11
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+1What do you do to break into ER?I'm a undergraduate student, who wants to go into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span>. I'm at a non-target, but I was wondering how difficult it is to get into ER. Is it like IB,...11
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+1Compensation Over Experience? What would you do?How much does experience outweigh compensation in real estate development? I'm currently in a role that pays fairly well (6 figure base, bonus + small carried interest in deals) and gives me great experience in the whole life cycle of a deal. I take it from site acquisition through...10
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+1How to prepare for the summer internship in Leveraged Finance?So I just accepted my offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in Leveraged Finance group at a large regional bank. What would you say are the most important skills that I should brush up...10
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+2As European you really date an Uk business school after Brexit??I'm a proud European citizen of Italian nationality. I'm looking around for a MSc in finance (or management in case). Currently I'm in London for a uni exchange. I love this city. But Brexit make me doubtful about the future of the IB in London.. My first MSc picks are...10
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+1Did I get this Internship?I need a little help determining the meaning of an email I had received recently. I would appreciate any help. The email is from an administrative assistant at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1[Time Sensitive] Upcoming SA Private Equity "Superday"This is for Aquiline Capital Partners ([website](https://www.aquiline-llc.com/))—obviously not Bain Capital which also recruits at my school and does an intense Case Method process. But it's private equity, and I don't know what to expect. If anyone can evaluate this company or...10
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+1Black Tie AttireI have been searching all over the web and keep getting different responses about what to wear for a black tie event. What is your opinion? Basically what type of tuxedo do you prefer with what accessories [i.e. shawl collar/regular, cummerbund/vest/suspenders, shoe type, type of shirt.. etc. ].10
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+1Valuing a company with much cash/book equity using DCFHi Oasis members, I have a question regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model. As I am teached, the DCF model is used by investors who value a business on its...10
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Moving from NYC to Chicago, advice on apartment huntingAll, In a few months I will thankfully be ending my stint in banking and moving to Chicago to start my PE role. Besides a quick stop to interview in the city, I have never been there before, and don't have a ton of friends in the region either. As such, Id appreciate any advice regarding...10
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Societe Generale SuperdayHey Guys, I just had my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/societe-generale">SocGen</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> last week, and I was...10
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+1Too early for MBA?Hey guys, I'm thinking to apply for MBA this year (2018 Class) but few of my friends think it's too early. My background/bio(?) is like below. - Asian male - Current Career: Analyst of mid-cap PE since '16 Jan -> 2.5 year work experience before getting into MBA - Goal:...10
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+1Back office to Credit Analyst Monkeys, I'm currently working in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> operations division of commercial loans in a fairly large international bank and want to move on to...10
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+1LIBOR VERSUS PRIME RATEHello Everyone, I am curious if anybody has experience in terms of financing properties. When taking out a loan for RE, is it an industry standard to always try and obtain a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Potential LBO TargetsI want to put together a potential <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span>, but am having trouble find good targets. Any advice or suggestions of some good ones?10
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+1How To Get into Harvard, Stanford & BoothIn this <a href="http://poetsandquants.com/2017/03/07/non-traditional-applicant-got-hbs-stanford-booth/">article</a> it talks about how an applicant with a non-traditional background got into those 3 top MBA programs. Here are 3 myths he talks about when applying to...10
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+1Upcoming Intern BB IBD 2017: Advice WantedHi, I'm a new member. I'm a junior at a target school. I was never one of the "finance" kids, but I went through recruiting this spring, and I was lucky enough to secure an offer... I will be <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Value a company derives from holding a Patent?If there is a holding company with several subsidiaries named A to F Assume A holds the trademark rights, (or patent rights) for the brand name all use. How can you prove that A's projected earnings and valation will be greater than the other subsidiaries as a function of holding the...10
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+1Sophomore Summer AdviceHi all, I'm hoping someone could give me some solid advice. I'm finishing up my sophomore year at a non-target with a 3.5 GPA. I'm currently interning (unpaid) at a small private equity search fund in my area, and I'm hoping to start recruiting for 2018 <span...10
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+1Looking for help from the forumHi, so I am a co-founder of an early stage startup. We are working on an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>/ invest accounting solution for multifamily investors. In a...10
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1How to broach the topic of getting a promotion at 2 vs. 3 yearsStarted second year as an analyst at a boutique with FYE in December. Getting a promotion after two years is uncommon but possible. This will be the third year for several guys on the team, which makes fighting for the early promote difficult. Any advice on how to broach this topic with the...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Has the American Dream become the Canadian Dream?There's been discussion about the American Dream on WSO before, @FinDroid"'s [post](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-the-american-dream-fading) pretty much shows we're divided on whether the Dream still exists or not. But now a...10
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Choice of MSF program to attend. Goal BB IBD in NYC (emphasis on NYC, if not IBD)Hey all, I've applied to a bunch of MSF programs around the east coast as I'm looking to get into finance from accounting. I live out on the west coast but am looking to get back home to NY and my dream is to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1HBS / GSB / Wharton post-MBA recruitingPowder-keg topic here but 100% genuine question. For any post-MBA PE associates / VPs, etc.... based on your experiences and network, what is the actual difference in post-MBA <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Research Analyst Qs I understand this is predominately a real-estate financial forum but I was curious to get some opinions regarding a Research Analyst position for a tenant rep brokerage. Some questions are as follows: 1) Would it be difficult to find CRE financial exit opportunities as a research analyst?...10
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+1Should I attach my resume in a networking email?Hi everyone, I am currently a sophomore at a non-target and would like to start my networking effort. I have read many posts in the forum, and some people mention it is a good idea to attach my resume in my networking emails; while others say it's a bad idea. Would you please share your...9
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1 week 4 days ago
+1MBA Options? 750 GMAT, Low GPA from Top non-ivey, 3yrs LMM IB ExperienceI'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what's a realistic bschool. Per the title, I have a strong <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> 750, low gpa (2.7) at a top 25 school,...9
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+1Question on Sources and Uses with capital injectionHi everyone! Would appreciate some help with sources and uses. Bidding for a company at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span> 8.9x times <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1I have a liberal arts degree but now want to change my career, how fucked am I?For the majority of my life I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, hence graduating from a Top 20 university (albeit not a US school) with an Hon. B.A. in History and Philosophy. When I started studying for my LSATs I realized I absolutely did not want to be a lawyer. I've been trying to figure...9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Waterfall ModelsI was speaking with someone at NOEW about investment banking, and the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial models</a></span> we use. I explained that we used <span...9
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+1Athletes in M&A?I'm a D-1 football player majoring and finance at a big state school. We have no on campus recruiting whatsoever, although I have made some small connections to the finance world. I'm a sophomore with a 4.0 GPA here, and I'm wondering what my best bet for getting into investment...9
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+1MFE: UCB vs Columbia vs CMU vs NYU – I’d love to hear opinionsI am new to this forum so I apologize if I break any rule. I know this isn’t B-school, but please indulge me. I am making my decision on where to go the get a MFE. I know there are is a quant specific forum elsewhere, but it is terribly slow and frankly I think people here are more...9
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+1Dropping Medicine for FinanceFirst time posting on here, so bear with me. I graduated last May and have been trying my hardest all year to get into medical school. Long story short, I haven’t gotten in anywhere yet, and my prospects aren’t looking that good this late in the cycle. I’m considering giving up on the...9
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+1How easy is it to go from HF to PE?Wondering regarding the possibility of leaving ($10bn+) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> for (MF) PE... assuming someone joined the HF as an analyst, is this...9
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4 days 10 hours ago
+12017 FT Roommate ThreadIt may be too early to find a spot but it’s never too early to find roommates. I'm a work hard chill hard type of guy, so please only PM me if you're the type of person that doesn’t start a party at the house every time your Associate gives you some freedom. Don't get me...9
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+1Finding the "next city"..Question is probably geared more towards the developers out there, but obviously open for all. How do you find the "next city" to go to? I've heard many different ways to look at it... port/general transportation traffic, becoming friends with the regional power companies to see...9
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3 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Courtship in IB Recruiting?Hey Monkeys, So I go to a pretty big target school in the midwest for B4 accounting firms, and currently have public accounting as my backup plan if IB doesn’t work out. I’m in beta <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Military Veteran Transition Advice (Post-MBA)All, I'm currently an officer on active duty (Naval Aviator) finishing up my MBA in finance from a non-target school (GWU). I have an undergrad in Aerospace engineering from the Naval Academy. MBA from a non-target is a bit unfortunate, but it was free and a function of where the Navy...9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Help! Series 79I am taking the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/series-79-exam">Series 79</a></span> in a week. I am using the Knopman study material, and scoring in the high 60s on the practice tests. The problem is I am getting killed when it comes to...9
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Msc (Brandeis, U Illinois, Babson, JHU, Ohio State) or Duke MMS Hi Guys, I've been accepted to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance programs at Brandeis, U Illinois, Babson, JHU andOhio State and the MMS program at Duke. Which school will give me the best...9
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+1Is it okay to send emails at any time of the day while networking?Is it ok to send emails at any time of the day? What times are not okay? I ask because some emails need an immediate reply so instead of me replying at 12 AM, I sometimes forget till a couple days pass. This makes it seem like I'm not interested. 9
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+1DCF analysis isn't matching with stock's analyst expectationsI've made my first <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model of the Mednax (MD) listed on the NYSE. I've used both the <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1MSRED/JD vs. MBA/JDHey guys, I'm in the real estate field and aspire to be in REPE, or REDev. I have a couple of questions; First are the dual programs worth it? Secondly, would you rather get a MBA/JD or MSRED/JD, or would you just not get the JD at all? Lastly, how much of a time commitment will this...9
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+1Does Goldman Sachs request university transcripts from prospective interns?Not considering fudging my gpa, friends and I are upcoming juniors and just want to know from your experience if they reuqested a transcript before or after you were accepted. 9
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+1Leave tech firm to be a WholesalerI'm currently a Account Executive for a top Social media firm "LI" and I am debating whether or not to leave the tech industry to be a Wholesaler ? Any thoughts?9
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+1Best airline for MBBI am about to start a job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and I was wondering which airline would most of you consultants recommend? I am currently a southwest user but their upgrades aren't...92 weeks 46 min ago
+1Networking Trip to New York City General Thread 2017Hi guys, I am a sophomore at a non-target Canadian university and aiming for interviews at NYC BBs for investment banking SA. I have some money saved up and have decided to make a trip out to New York this summer. I'm making this thread to start a general discussion on this topic and...9
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+1Growth Equity in 2017 - can you really learn valuable / transferable skills?All the growth equity threads are outdated and I was hoping to get more current insight about these types of shops. Specifically: - what types of transferable skills do you learn (is it just limited to sourcing opportunities) - compensation for 1st and 2nd year associates (base / bonus) -...8
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+1Microsoft outdid themselves with their first desktop computerThe Microsoft Surface Studio, Microsoft's first desktop computer, looks fascinating! Here's one of my personal favorite features that the author (who has been using one for two months) noted: [quote] Just push down on the screen and it totally flattens out! Again, note how thin it...8
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1 week 10 hours ago
+1Is the government a business?Came across this video which highlights the differences between a democratic government and a business, in the context of the Trump administration. Clearly left leaning; certainly thought provoking. Watch and discuss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqN4UYeJwiA8
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+1Break into development post MBA?Hey gang, new user here. I've really enjoyed reading a broad range of content on this forum. A few questions, but first context: I've been working for a boutique non real estate investment firm for the past four years and have risen to the level of portfolio manager (yes we...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1EY to JPMCHi All, This is my first time posting here so thanks in advance for your answers!!! I am currently a senior at EY with the advisory practice and just get a interview for a product control position at JPMC Coporate and IB. I have a few questions and would like some input from...8
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+1Acquisitions Pros - How liberal is your firm's expense policy?Curious to how various firms out there deal with expense accounts for their acquisition pros. I guess this would apply more to mid or senior level folks. Strip out travel expenses, I'm speaking more to local meals & entertainment allowances. Again, I know it depends on the size of...8
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+1How is Akuna Capital? Has anyone worked there?Has anyone here worked at Akuna? How is the firm for a college student just getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>? Is the name good? I know it's new so it's not as well known...8
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+1Disclosing Disability after receiving an offer? -UKHi, I recently got an offer from a big <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in London and as part of their on-boarding procedure I have to fill out an occupational health form. It states...8
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+1Should I go to 'case nights' as a freshman?Hey guys Many consulting firms organize all kinds of case solving and other networking events. Usually in Finland people get a Masters degree here but if possible I'd like to avoid that and only get a Bachelors granted I can get a job in IB or MC. So I was wondering if I should start...8
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+1Big 4 - Transaction ModellingHello, I made a thread recently on a related topic, but I have now narrowed down further exactly what this group does, and I am looking for some further insight. To briefly summarize, I am in Big 4 Audit, looking to move to IB. To do so I am making an internal move to one of the...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Recent grad looking to break into CRE...best Real Estate Modeling courses?Background: studied finance at a non-target school in a metropolitan city in Canada. Parents had a few properties which I managed (I guess you could say I was the property manager at the time). I interned at the government for a summer doing billings (a/p & a/r - mostly managed databases and...8
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+1Sophomore M&A at big 4 to BB IBD in Junior possible?Landed myself a summer stint at a big 4 m&a team. Was wondering if that would line me up well for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> recruitment next summer? thanks8
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+1Case Study Help Hey WSO'ers. I need help with an upcoming case study. I have the prompt and will share just a portion in this post. I am trying to understand what exactly they are asking for. I have reached out to company, but HR is handling and isn't too much help. Take a look: "Based on...8
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Which Internship to Choose for FT ER?I have a junior year offer from a large end well known Investment Bank's Operations Division and from a not so well known <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm (15B+...8
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1 week 5 hours ago
+1MBA Decisions for IB (Wharton vs Booth w $ vs Ross w $$ vs Fuqua w $$$)Monkeys, Hoping to get help thinking through a few choices for full-time MBA. Goal is to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> associate IB role. My choices are as...8
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+1S&T Analyst to IB AssociateHas anyone had any experience moving from a S&T analyst position to an IB associate position? Either at the same bank or a different one, doesn't really matter. I've accepted a S&T internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1London School of Economics vs Columbia University?Hey fellow monkeys, I'm a senior attending a Non-Target School in the west looking to rebrand and prepare better for banking interviews and hedge myself in some manner. (My undergrad was not in finance) I got a few offers for Fall 2017 at: London School of Economics ( MSc...8
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+1Big 4 Valuations --> Corporate Devlopment / Finance (FP&A)Hey all, long time reader and first time poster. Just wanted to get some insight and hear people's experience about jumping from a Big 4 valuations group into a role in corporate dev. or corp. finance (FP&A). I understand those are different groups that perform very different work at...8
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+1Hi nice to meet you all!Hi all, I am currently a first year student studying a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Commerce (Finance Major) looking to end up in private equity! :)8
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+1LSE vs HEC vs Vanderbilt FinanceHi guys, After writing one of the top posts of last month it's kind of embarrasing to follow it up with: "Help me choose!" But I need your help, and I'd appreciate it. So, I applied for a few Master in Finance programs, fortunately I've been accepted so far....8
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1How to Tackle Dense ReadingI currently have a stack of books to read that include dense, technical material such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span>'s "Valuation" handbook. I struggle to...7
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+1Is this the beginning of a flurry of Tech IPOs'?[quote] Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, had a stellar first day in its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange, popping 44%. The self-proclaimed camera company that began its roots as an ephemeral photo-sharing app first priced its IPO at $17 per share on Wednesday. The stock...7
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+1Top JD vs. Top MBA, what would you recommend?Say hypothetically someone is able to make a mostly equal decision on whether to attend an M7 business or t14 law school. Moreover, say this person is "indifferent" between wanting to be a lawyer, and say, a management consultant. What would you recommend, and why?7
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+1International MBB vs Boutique PEI'm currently a sophomore at a low/semi target (think Berkeley, Northwestern, Cornell level), I have 2 offers for a sophomore year internship. One is an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>...7
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+1Post-MBA VP?Random question that came into my head a few min ago, has anyone ever heard of someone going from MBA straight to a VP level in <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Appfolio (and other PM software) reviews?Has anyone used appfolio software for property management? The company I work for owns 2 office buildings, 1 building of office condos, and 4 retail buildings (and 1 random 4-unit residential building). Our hotel, self-storage, and huge multifamily residential portfolio is managed by third...7
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+11 Year out of Undergrad - Asset Management or IB first? How to break into Asset Management? plz help!Hi everyone, I graduated one year ago from a top 2 undergrad business program (3.7 GPA), now working as a business analyst (non-finance) for a large <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-fixed-income-FI">FI</a></span>. I am...7
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+1Bring in the quants - Blackrock AMhttps://www.ft.com/content/b0056320-13e3-11e7-b0c1-37e417ee6c76 Blackrock's focusing on a quant driven strategy, top hedge funds are criticizing the rise of quant funds, even a major television character acknowledges the threat of quants to his firm. What do you think, quants will seize...7
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1 hour 35 min ago
+14th year undergradGraduating from a target school in 3 years with two concentrations, finance and accounting. My thoughts are if I can graduate early and get the job I want at a top PE firm then why not, if I can't then I come back for my fourth and keep trying. But I don't know what to study that forth...7
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+1career advice for a college juniorHey guys Current college junior. I got interested in consulting quite late and only had time to apply to a few summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. I got an offer from <span...7
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+1Top MM M&A or mid-tier BB average coverage group?So title says it all, which do you guys thing has better exits to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>/PE? M&A at a top MM with solid deal flow, or being in an...7
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+1Does Growing Up Poor Make It Harder To Succeed? Janet Yellen recently provided a federal reserve study, with the ultimate findings being that income inequality creates different opportunities for people. Now this isn't exactly a big discovery, however it seems odd this study was performed. You can read the full article published on CCN...7
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+1MBA Profile Review Native American/White, Male, Age 26 (27 at matriculation) Education: Industrial Engineering from University of Oklahoma/Arkansas/Kansas - BS, 2014, 3.1 GPA - MS, 2016, 4.0 GPA - 740 GMAT - Full-time work throughout undergrad. Various student positions/scholarship/leadership. Work...7
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+1Help with choosing offer (Post MBA) : MBB vs Long Only IM firm based in LondonI have an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> (post MBA) and an offer from a long only public equities fund based, both based in London. I need help with choosing between the offers. I do not...7
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+1Noble Group, From Speed boats to Hypersonic Missiles.The Transit Time on Colonial Pipeline, if you go from one end to the other (Houston to New York) is about 16 days. Most of ship voyages in Asia are less than 10 days but apparently this is too much for Noble Group. [ Are Conventional Ships now too slow for Noble Group Ltd ...7
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+2Wall Street Prep Premium Package - Worth It?Hi everyone, Like many others on this site, I am looking to break into Investment Banking. I have a business background that is focused in operations/supply chain (I am ~2 years out of undergrad), but I have minimal finance experience. I plan on pursuing an MBA or <span...7
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+1REITs Adopting CoworkingRecently the coworking and "office as a service" trend has been taking most major markets by storm. I have been hearing that REITs are starting to re-position their assets to attract coworking operators and offering very attractive management agreements. My question is do you think...7
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+1Does it matter when you got your undergrad to MBA/MS adcoms?I'm 24 right now and will graduate from college this may. I graduated from high school when I was 18 and took the years off because I just didn't know what I wanted to do and because my health. Will this put me at disadvantage? Should I bring this at all in essays?7
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+1Boston versus New York? Hours, comp, culture differences?Hi Guys, Wondering if there are any broad, universally accepted differences between doing the job (as a 1st year IB Analyst) in Boston versus NYC? Obviously, it seems like Boston compensation is discounted a bit to NYC, but, are Boston hours correspondingly less? Is the culture different?...7
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+1Lateral from Mid-Tier Consulting FirmHi All, I recently graduated in May 2016 from a target school (think Northwestern, Notre Dame, Emory, etc.) and am currently working as a consultant at a mid-tier consulting firm. I am not really enjoying my job, as most of my work revolves around compliance rather than strategy. While I knew...7
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+1Post-MBA PE Recruiting - Insights AppreciatedHey WSO, Looking for some guidance from PE professionals on how to frame my background for PE recruiting Post-MBA, where I stack up against others and other general insights. My background is a bit unique, worked at a well-known boutique bank for two years earning a third year offer then...71 week 7 hours ago
+1CNBC says every CEO is a psychopathThis <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/21/apparently-psychopaths-make-good-ceos.html">article</a> on CNBC argues that all CEOs first must be psychopaths to, "have an uncompromising vision," and to "sacrifice everything". I've had hate for my boss...7
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1 week 9 hours ago
+1Booth/CBS/Yale SOM Hey all, I am thinking of getting an internship in Investment Banking (prior transaction experience). I say internship because I am not sure it is right for me so I do want to try it out first. I have been waitlisted at Booth and accepted to CBS and Yale. CBS seems like the right choice but...7
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+1Which of these are best for an analyst job at top Investment Banks?I have offers to do Bsc Economics from UCL and Bsc International Economics and Management at Bocconi, still waiting for a response from LSE. If I don't get LSE, between UCL and Bocconi, which is best for an analyst position at a top IB firms?7
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+1SAT: Substituting Subject Test into General SAT. Ethical?Despite being at a target, there are very few spots at the top banks come recruiting season. My SAT is a 2170 (760 Verbal, 720 Math, 690 Writing). Would it be dishonest to list my SAT Score on my resume as 2220, given that I got a 770 on my Math IIC subject test, which is a far more rigorous...7
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+1Media and Telecom GroupsHey all. There have been threads on this, but most are quite old. Any thoughts on the top banks for Media & Telecom? 7
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+1Is it realistic to DATE 3 months before my analyst gig starts?? There are a lot of topics on relationships in IB but most of them seem to focus on how to maintain them or work on them based on the assumption that ppl already have established relationships going into the job. I have been very curious as to whether I should purse dating prospects before I...7
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+1Oliver Wyman Offer - NYC or Boston?Hi everyone. I've been offered an entry level consulting position at OW starting this year and have been given the option of the NYC or Boston offices. Anyone have any comments on how to make this decision? Maybe from a work point of view (more financial services focus in NYC?) or from a...6
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+1Investment Ops HK/ SingaporeI am coming to the end of a 6 month contract with a boutique fund manager in Sydney as investment ops associate. Small company, about 20 employees managing aud15bn. Had a great time, learnt a lot. Prior to here I worked for a large asset manager in Edinburgh back in the UK, similar role...6
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+1Best RE Finance/Finance MSc Programs for Top REPE Placement (UK/EMEA)What would be the best postgraduate RE Finance or Finance program to enter to achieve my aim (see below)? Currently looking at RE Finance MPhil from Cambridge. Interested to see if, given my background (see below), it might be wiser to do a Finance MSc from the likes of HEC Paris and...6
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+1Oppenheimer IB Summer Analyst SuperdayFor anyone who had the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oppenheimer">Oppenheimer</a></span> IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> last week (over Skype), any...6
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+1Interesting/tough situation. How can I make this work? I am really hoping to break into the financial services industry, specifically into something along the lines of a credit analyst type role or in AM. I have a background that seems to be quite different from the traditional paths people on this site tend to take but I was hoping to get some...6
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+1Lawyer to CREHey everyone, I have an Ivy league undergrad degree (history) and a JD from a T30 law school (graduated 2016). I currently work as an investment funds lawyer at a top 20 law firm. I hate my job and have no intention on remaining a lawyer long-term, and have been interested in pursuing real...6
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+1Balance Sheet Driven CompaniesWhat is a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet</a></span> driven company? Why is the valuation of balance sheet driven companies different from other companies?6
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1 week 16 hours ago
+1L.A., San Fran, Chicago, or New York? Hey, everyone. Of the four cities mentioned, I've read that the west coast cities are more lenient towards media, gaming, and tech. Chicago is an industrial city. New York is the diversified area where everything is based off of (pertaining to when Wall Street opens and such). Is it...6
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+1Capex = DepreciationHi, Could someone please elaborate on what the meaning of capex = depreciation would be. What would the meaning be if capex is higher or lower than depreciation? Many thanks61 week 4 hours ago
+1B school Background checkhi all. So I have been accepted to a b-school and they hired Re Vera to conduct background check. Thou there is no obvious lie or false info, I have a minor concern... Besides my full job, I had a concurrent part-time freelance consulting job working for a relatively small firm. So...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Is CRE right for me?Hey guys- Just hoping to get some career-path feedback and any insight you may have from experience. I have been at a well-regarded CRE sell-side shop in SoCal for about a year (straight from undergrad). Compared to the stories I've heard from others, I'm grateful for my job in that...6
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+1Leaving Front office to go into AccountingHi all, I hope you are well. I am in a bit of a predicament, I currently work in a MM bank and I am sick of working in banking, as such, I am actually looking to go into accounting. I would like to go into Fund/Management Accounting as I am actually bored of working on pitches, working all...6
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+1Chicago Booth EMBA vs TRIUM EMBA. For all of you hopefuls & Alumni of these Schools, Looking for AdviceI have been accepted by Booth & TRIUM for their EMBA programs. Looking to hear stories from alumni and other hopefuls as to how they feel about these programs. Both in terms of market perception as to the quality and prestige of these programs as well as the underlying longer term career...6
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+1Best choice for future career (BB vs. PE vs. Family business)Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I am finding myself in a fortunate situation and would like to ask some input from the community regarding next steps. -I have an SA IB offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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4 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Key differences in Brokerage PlatformsI have been talking to a few brokerage shops lately trying to learn the difference, and there is mention of the different platforms provided by each brokerage shop. I was wondering if anyone had more insight to different shops to really highlight the differences between the Eastdils/CBRE/HFF/...6
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5 days 2 hours ago
+1One Small Email Pt.1A small boutique firm. Commercial RE. Under 50 employees. West Coast. Over 500M **EDIT** 5B in sales. "Small". Ambitious. Nice. Luxurious. And one small email. I am a freshman in college at a non-target undergrad in Texas. Think private, baptist, too many footballs players indicted...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Introduction for co-investment opportunitiesHi Monkeys, I wanted to ask if anyone is aware of how best to reach out to HNW, FOs and other investors interested in co-investment opportunities with a private equity firm; specifically, a PE firm that invests in minority interests of hedge fund GPs. Any insight would be...6
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Why do PE firms hire Investment Banks as buy-side advisors?I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question as I am only a freshman in undergrad... Why do private equity firms hire <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> as their advisors...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Wells Fargo PWM to IBD Chances? I have a Wealth and Investment Management Internship lined up for Summer 2017 with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> on the west coast. My grades are within 3.0 - 3.5 range, I go to a...6
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4 days 11 hours ago
+1Fantasy M&AI figured it could be interesting, given the broad range of industry perspectives on the forum, to create a thread of deals that we would like to see happen or think would be a good strategic fit. For starters: **Industry Expertise: **Real Estate **Transaction: **Boston Properties...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Doubt regarding Federal ConsultingI am trying to get an idea about how the federal practice goes in terms of Big 4. I had an offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> Federal in DC. in my last job, I was severely...6
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+1Low GPA MBA Applications | HBX CORe? | Community College?My undergraduate GPA was quite terrible, however I am interested in applying to MBA programs in the next year or two. Current stats: -720 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> -work...6
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5 days 7 hours ago
+1Signed contract, no news from HR, getting worriedI signed a contract for a full time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> job in London. However, I don't have a starting date, only the month, and HR told me they haven't...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1in need of some WSO wisdom my situation is somewhat unorthodox, and from what i have seen, this is the place to get advice...... just turned 27, eager to break into IB at analyst level, finished my second degree in September 2016, non-target but highly regarded business school in the UK, 3.8 GPA (first class honours)...6
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1RSM Msc. in Finance and Investment vs Maastricht Msc. Financial EconomicsIs there anyone who knows what is the difference between these two universities when it come to job placement in the Netherlands. My goal is to work in Amsterdam. Does the university matter ? 6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Is Michigan Ross a target school?Currently in the college selection process have the option of going to the University of Michigan as a pre-admit to Ross after rejections from Fordham, UVA, Boston College, and Northeastern. I've seen Michigan Ross being describes as a target, semi-target, and not even a semi-target...61 week 4 days ago
+1URGENT: accepting internship offerSo I'm in a little dilemma: I got an internship offer a few days ago with less than a week to sign/accept. I like the position and company, but it wasn't my top choice in other aspects like location. I've done another final round interview but I don't think I'll get the...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Should I Consider Transfering to a Target School? Hey everyone. I've read about transferring to a target school before, but I was wondering what you guys thought of my situation first. I have a 3.2 GPA from a (I'm guessing on this) non-target school, though it does have a business school. I am finishing up my junior year here...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Middle Market CompensationHi all, I've been searching around for information on this topic, but couldn't find much so I thought I'd start a discussion. I'm an incoming analyst at a pretty well known middle market firm in the NYC office, and was wondering if anyone had any information on what kind...6
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Which school and which life? Bocconi MSF or Rotman MFRMFellow Monkeys, I am facing somewhat the most difficult question in life. Hence, I'd like some advice from the forum. I've been accepted into two finance related program located in two very distinct location--Toronto and Milan. The first program is the **Rotman Master in...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Corporate Development Analyst InterviewAlright so after god knows many godforsaken online apps, and networking that didn't really pay off somehow by a stroke of pure luck I landed a second round interview for a corporate development position on Monday. The HR lady said the second interview would be over purely technicals, so...6
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+1Am I screwed/Need HelpSo long story short, I'm a senior at a decent business school and am barely going to graduate with a 3.0 (I have a 2.85 right now. I did the calculation and if I get straight A's I'll be at 3.0, my grades are A's as of right now). I've been doing an internship with a...52 weeks 6 days ago
+1Silicon Valley BankHas anybody heard of or work at this bank in Santa Clara or Newton? Just wanted to get an idea of the internship program and the skills that I could hope to build there.5
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+1You're not polished enough I made all the way to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. Making it...5
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+1Job in finance entry level other then a Financial Advisor Just graduated with a BA in Economics and a concentration in Finance with a GPA of 3.5. I went to Moravian college and unfortunately going to network events has not produced much luck I have not been able to find Alumni who is this field.My internship was at MassMutual as a Financial Advisor as...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Penn State vs CoFC (undergraduate)?I'm really stuck here. I can go to my local college, get out with 32K in debt but it's unknown and a mediocre business school. I can fork out 40-50K a year for Penn State, no scholorship but it's a "semi-target." I've heard great things about Smeal and the...5
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+1Much differences in internship/job opportunities between Williams, Colby, and Hamilton?Hello, currently I am deciding between the three schools to attend. I am pretty much set on these three schools unless I can get into Stanford( not interested in any Ivy.) So for Williams, I will have to pay around 18k a year including loans and work-study. Hamilton, about 6k. Colby, also about...5
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+1Using Bloomberg Terminals for real estate?Hey everyone, I was just wondering if you could provide me some important inputs for bloomberg terminals that would help analyze the real estate market. These ratios do not have to be directly related to real estate, and could be indirectly related such as certain macroeconomic inputs. I...5
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+1All I want in my first job is training and other young people: Do I need an analyst program?Hi monkeys, I'm so ready to be done with undergrad. I have two months left and am STILL taking BOGUS "business core," (mgmt, ethics, "career prep"). And my finance undergrad is terrible. I am really anxious about getting into an analyst program b/c I need training...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Anyone ever network with the big HF/IB/PE guys?I remember reading that some kid on here networked with Frank Quattrone... anyone else do the same thing? Who'd you network with and how did you do it? EDIT: TL;DR -- did anyone ever successfully cold email someone like Ken <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1What are good coding skills to learn going into S&T now?Hi Everyone. I have read numerous articles talking about automation being the way of the future and that you need to know coding to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> these days. In...5
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+1Freaking out, worried my offer may get rescinded So I recently received an offer for an internship set to start in may, but it requires a background check, which I was told is pretty extensive. My freshman year of college I received a Minor in possession charge,(alcohol) and got deferred disposition, but I never got around to getting it...5
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+1IB/EB HistoryI wanna know which firms dominated investment banking from the 1950s-1990s. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1MS in Finance while on active duty Current active duty Marine Corps officer looking to transition in the 2019 time frame, at which point I would like to pursue a Top 10-20 MBA (Currently 650 <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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4 weeks 19 hours ago
+1How to negotiate an entry level salary that is already reasonably goodI received an okay entry level salary and want some tips on negotiating! I have a few offers, but the leading offer would benefit from a salary bump!52 weeks 6 days ago
+1Vanderbilt MSF InterviewHey guys, I have a formal campus visit and interview scheduled for the Vanderbilt MSF program next week. I was wondering whether anyone had any tips on the types of questions asked during the interview? I've done quite a bit of research and have a good understanding of the general...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Does anyone know anything about the Versailles Group in Boston/Chicago?It is a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> located in Boston and Chicago. I couldn't really get the legitimacy of the firm from their website, so I would appreciate it...5
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1 week 23 hours ago
+1Cold email address checkingHey guys, I am trying to reach out to bankers in hong kong, any ideas to verify guessed email? I've been using hunter in accordance with LinkedIn and it does not seem to work all the time. How do I know if my email is sent to the correct address since some company server does not bounce...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1FT IBD NYC Recruiting - 2017 environment?Hey guys, As many of you know, the market has picked up since Trump's election. This past recruiting cycle was very competitive, and slots were extremely limited, especially FT positions. What do you think FT recruiting will be like for the NYC BBs and EBs this upcoming...5
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+1CFA and When to Apply to MBA?Some background about me: I went to a reputable university in Canada and graduated from a business + computer science program. Then I worked at a large Canadian bank in M&A for three years and have recently just moved to the buyside, focusing on private investments at a large pension....5
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+1Boutique Private EquityHey guys, so I'm looking at making a career change after about 6 years as a semiconductor engineer. Recently got a masters in finance from Harvard extension - ive been told repeatedly that PE will definitely not work for me as it is hard to even get into PE directly with awesome grades and...5
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+1Is freshmen PWM internship relevant?So this summer I'm going to be working at a small wealth management firm, part-time, and with a small pay. I am currently a freshmen at an ok school (michigan/berkeley/virginia). I want to eventually end up doing investment banking after I graduate so I was wondering if this was a decent...53 weeks 1 day ago
+1Two offers: CRE Acquisitions/Development VS CRE Commercial BankingBanking job pays 10% more, 4 weeks vacation, and awesome benefits. Acquisitions jobs has 2 weeks vacation, no 401k matching, and standard health benefits. 5
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+1MSF right out of college?Hey all, I am a high school student looking at schools, and I see that Vanderbilt offers a computer science <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span>/<span...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1How relevant is IB experience in Asia when it comes to recruiting in the USHi all, I currently have the option to go to China (Beijing or shanghai) for an IB gig. I would prefer to stay here for IB but I have not yet received any good offers. My end goal is to come back and continue my career here in the states. Based on your experience, when it comes to recruiting,...5
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+1SEEKING ADVICE on Private Equity Job OfferI recently received a job offer that would be a slight cut in pay. I currently make: First-Year IB Associate Salary: $120,000 Bonus: 75-100% Other Benefits: Flexible expense report Other: Discussion of a promotion at the end of this year I received the following offer from a PE fund:...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Plight of International Students with BBsHey Everyone! Myself (Canadian) and many other friends have recently been warned that there are quite a few BBs on the street that are *very* reluctant to take international students nowadays. The ones I've heard are <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Help me pick my Undergrad B-School - U Mich (Ross), UNC-CH (Kenan-Flagler), USC (Marshall) Hi everyone, first post here! I've been trying to decide for awhile now on which school to go to four the next 4 years. I'm from VA, so all of these schools are out-of-state. I have been admitted into all 3 of these schools business programs and like them equally. I want to get into IB...5
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+1Deloitte vs. PwC Consulting - MBAI'm considering consulting for my career. I've done some research and it looks like the best firms are the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>. Of course I wanna get into those 3 but I'm...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1I have been officially accepted into PSU-Smeal, what should I do?I'm really stuck, I can go 50k a year to PSU or I can go to my local college (not a CC or Uni.). I want to pursue Finance and I know Smeal is very strong. My parents want me to stay in-state and save all the money I can but my local college hasn't produced as many interns/full time...5
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+1CadreAnybody know someone that works at Cadre? specifically on the RE investment side. Can't find much online but sounds pretty fascinating.5
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3 days 4 hours ago
+1Trading in Nomura VS Structuring in US BBWhich one would you guys choose? Both positions are in Asia. Both in FICC. The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 16 hours ago
+1Paid Big 4 vs Unpaid Search Fund-Rising SophomoreI got an offer at a Big 4 for audit, tax, and advisory for a paid internship for 6 weeks, over summer. I also got an offer at a Search Fund/PE for a 3 month unpaid internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Greenshoe - primary or secondaryQuick question for those of you working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Book recommendation to prepare for IBD internshipHi all, can you please advice me on what book or books to read to get ready for an internship in M&A? Searching online I found this that is quite cheap compared to average, anybody has read it? It's called "Company and Investment Valuation: How to determine the value of any...5
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Models/modeling help for niche property typesDoes anyone have any excel models they are willing to share or any resources for modeling acquisitions of mobile home parks, self storage facilities, or leased farmland? I'm sure none of these are particularly complex and would be relatively easy to build or adapt from another model,...5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Vintage of current fund's implication on associate experience?Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete Delete ..5
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+1IREM CPMAnyone have experience they could share on the value, or lack of value, in obtaining a CPM designation? I would be interested to hear about how it may have improved your career. Essentially, is the view worth the climb?5
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+1New US News Rankings Out- 1. HBS/Wharton 2. Boothhttps://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools?int=a4d609 1. HBS 1. Wharton 3. Booth 4. Kellog 4. Stanford5
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+1I keep on messing up while networking for placement. How negatively will this affect me?I have an IB internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank for this coming summer in NYC. I'm now trying to network with groups for placement. I've done...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1How to approach this particular boutique?Hi WSO, I am currently a sophomore studying finance at a non-target interested in doing IB. I have been looking for internship opportunities with local boutique banks, and I came across a boutique that interests me. I’m not sure if they hire summer analysts; however, they do have a career...5
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+1Year off between leaving IB and starting in PE?2nd year Analyst in an industry banking team in NY. Recently recruited in the 1st year analyst recruiting process for buyside jobs and came out with a PE offer, however it is for summer 2018 because I recruited with the 1st years rather than for immediate start positions. Already accepted the...5
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3 weeks 11 hours ago
+1UCLA undergrad for Investment Banking/Finance Sector?I recently was admitted to UCLA for Pre-Economics as a prospective freshman and I was wondering whether it was a good undergraduate school for going into Investment Banking, Financial Consulting, or going to a hedge fund. I live in Los Angeles and love it with my ultimate goal being to work...5
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+1Emory Goizueta MBA (half scholarship) vs Texas McCombs MBA (no scholarship)Any alumni out there who can talk on merits of attending one or the other? I am really torn because I like the culture of UT but hard to leave money on the table. Please let me know your thoughts. The difference in cost of attendance is roughly $40k. Thanks!5
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+1Digital Strategy: Deloitte Digital (DB&S) vs. Digital McKinsey vs. BCG DVFor the last year I have been doing consulting for a small boutique firm focused on Digital Strategy consulting. However, I have the opportunity to move up to a bigger firm. I'm currently in the process with <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 3 days ago
+1Valuing a leasehold interest in an acquisitionLooking at acquiring the leasehold interest of an office building. Regarding the valuation, do buyers generally (i) place a cap rate on the NOI, incorporating ground lease payments into opex, or (ii) place a cap rate on the NOI, excluding ground lease payments from opex, and then separately...5
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+1APPLYING for jobs after signing a contractOK, the title says it. I accepted (and signed) an offer with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Breaking into AM during senior year of collegeHi guys. So I am currently a junior in college looking to enter into the AM industry for full-time after my senior year. I am from a target school with a 3.82 GPA, double majoring in Econ and Com Sci, and pursuing a business certificate. I have invested around $10,000 in the stock market for...5
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+1Help! Where do I go!WSO peeps, I need help. I'm stuck in a Big 4 Advisory practice that I don't want to be in (Risk Advisory) and am desperately trying to GTFO. I've been here for almost 2 years. I was not recruited for, nor hired for risk work but that is where I was pigeonholed. The problem is...5
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+1REFM/BIWS courses on your resumeAny suggestion how to add REFM/ BIWS courses on your resume? Do you mention the case study you've worked or not?5
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+1Should I do an MSF?Hey guys, Recently I have been looking into pursuing an MSF but am still on the fence about whether or not I should do this. I am currently a junior Accounting major/ Finance minor at a mid-tier (non-target) school in the Northeast and hope to work in NY or Boston after I graduate. I have...5
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+1Thinking about dropping Fin Acc (opinions please)Hey guys, just had a quick question. Currently a senior undergrad bio major at a lower Ivy set to go into consulting (think t2: ATK, LEK, RB, S&, etc).Taking a pretty rigorous courseload b/c I left a lot of requirements till the end. Question here: Im thinking about dropping Financial...5
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6 days 10 hours ago
+1Screening for M&A Targets?Hey, question here. What tools do you use when trying to find private companies, subsidiaries / segments, etc that would make for a good acquisition target? Do you use CapIQ? Or does that mostly just have data on publicly traded companies? Thanks!5
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Revenue mix by countryI'm trying to figure out revenues by country for a few public companies -- to get a sense of how much US / No US exposure there is.. any thoughts on how to go about this quickly? thanks!5
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18 hours 39 min ago
+1MBA Profile EvalI'm thinking about applying to business school, particularly something in the 8-15 range. I was hoping I could get some feedback regarding my profile. Graduated finance and accounting from a non-target with a 3.7 GPA. My first job out of undergrad was for a mid-tier public accounting...5
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15 hours 35 min ago
+1Farmland and timber investingCan anyone here recommend good resources/reads for timber and farmland? "From 1992-2006, returns for timber were 12.2%. During the same time, large cap stocks returned 10.6%, small cap stocks returned 15.4%, international equities returned 8.2%, and corporate bonds returned 8.0%. When...5
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+1Would you accept a sh*tty job at a good bank?I’m currently a second year university student having troubles finding good summer work in finance. I was offered an interview for an “administrative position” at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Getting the Full-time OfferTo get the full-time offer, you have to not f*ck it up. 1. You won't be modeling big public cross-border M&A deals, with some hair, in your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Focus...4
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+1LaVar Ball - Genius Marketer Or Just An Idiot? If you have been paying any attention to the sports world, particularly basketball, I'm sure you've heard of LaVar Ball. He is the father of Lonzo Ball, the star point guard at UCLA, along with Liangelo and Lamello. He is known to be extremely outspoken, claiming that he could've...4
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+1Berkadia - how do they compare to other large shops?I never seem to hear much about Berkadia, but they have a large presence in the multifamily realm. How does their mortgage banking compare to HFF, CBRE, etc.? Any insights on comp, structure, culture, etc. would be appreciated!3
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+1Shops that pay for your MBAFor shops that require you to get an MBA after your 2-year associate contract, is it the norm for them to offer to pay or subsidize your MBA granted you return afterwards, or is this rare or done on a case-by-case basis?3
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+1Public sector, defense consulting I am a current 2nd year MBA at a M7 program, awaiting an offer for a major defense consulting firm (think: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/booz-allen-hamilton" target="_blank">Booz Allen</a></span> Hamilton/<span...3
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6 days 6 hours ago
+1Becomming a quant?Is a PhD or a Master's degree required to get a quant position at a bulge or at a hedge fund? What kind of chance would I have with a bachelors in Math?3
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+1PWM Internship (No Name)?Hi WSO, I'm currently high school senior and going to be attending a semi-target in the fall and was wondering if I'm GENUINELY interested in finance, would doing a <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+1Interview for BAML 2017 Emerging Women Pre-Internship ProgramI got a first round interview for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Bank of America</a></span> 2017 Emerging Women Pre-Internship Program a few days ago. It’s one of those fly-in programs where you go to...2
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+1Glencore/Trafigura vs MS/JPM Derivatives TradingWhich to choose? What struck me about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> house was that they are considered to be extremely hard to get into, but the traders do not have the H/Y/P/M/C...2
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+1How to become a superstar in finance nowadays and what does it take to make to $100 million?In reference to this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2017/02/15/33-year-old-hedge-fund-star-james-levin-awarded-250-million-pay-package-amid There is an article about a fellow in the 30's named James Levin who graduated from Harvard and works at Och-Ziff. He was...2
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+1Why does Point72 have so many employees?Notice that their AUM is only $11 billion (as of 2015), yet they have 1000 employees. AQR, Two Sigma, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span>, etc. all manage much more money...2
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+1Boston College MSA to ConsultingIn general, I am hoping someone can shed some light on my chances of getting a consulting position out of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span>'s MSA program. I was just accepted a couple of weeks ago. I...2
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+1help with accrued interest loanhi, need some help on accrued interest. I have a typical loan that compounds monthly, 30/360 day count convention and im looking to estimate the total principal and accrued balance on certain days. I have found from my experience that doing a calculated methodology using the compound...2
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+1Intern handbookHello fellow monkey's, I am interning at a boutique IB now and one of my superiors has asked me to look into creating a intern handbook in my downtime as they don't really have one now. We have a guide on firm policies and structures of official documents and stuff, so this is...2
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+1Life at Tier 3 Investment Banks (HSBC, Nomura, BNP Paribas) New York Office?Wondering if anyone has insight on how these guys are viewed within the M&A space. Would love to hear about exit ops within these shops in regards to their New York offices. Any insight is much appreciated. Thank you.2
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+1Smart work. Does it make a difference? Hello fellow monkeys, I recently read this article on efinancialcareers: "Next time someone tells you about the crazy hours you’ll work as an analyst in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...2
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+1Great Minds Think Alike - How Effective Networking Works on WallStThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne hinges on the idea of "Likes attract likes." Yes, this is where all of us Engineers and Science types scream "Bullshit!!!" because we know opposites attract and likes repel. But the affinity of people is not electromagnetism but a, and no homo here,...2
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+1Getting Big 4 Firm to pay for MBA programI am a senior at a public university beginning my career in a Big 4 MC role. I am planning on taking my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>'s this summer before my start date this...2
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+1New emerging market: EgyptEgypt has been battling to resuscitate its economy since 2011; fighting currency depreciation and facing a travel ban from Russia. After letting its pound float and receiving a $12 billion loan from the IMF in November, Egypt is starting to see potential growth in its economy. [quote] The...2
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+1BofA's Chief Investment Strategist calling for "Great Fall" in 2H 17http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-02/bank-america-sets-date-markets-great-fall A lot of people hate on Zero Hedge. IMO, it's the best finance news blog on the web and the first thing I look at for news over all MSM. Historically speaking, equity markets are the third most expensive...1
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+2Trump Employment BoomJust the expectation of tax cuts creates a boom in the factor markets. Another unfortunate data point for liberal mystics. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4293622/Trump-s-month-brings-massive-employment-boom.html1
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3 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Comparable Company AnalysisHow's it going, I was assigned to do a comparable company analysis for homework. However, I'm not sure if I did it correctly. The instructions were very vague so I had to do research and do the best(?) I can. This is the first time I attempt doing this, so I am looking for your...1
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+1Which of the following internship is best for IB if I can't get an IB internship?Hey everyone. I've tried googling this question and I'm not getting an answer I can really take in. I live in North Carolina and I know Charlotte is a good place to go, but I'm relatively new to all this so I feel that if I google a quetsion, I'm going to take a wrong...1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Middle Market Lending -BDC's/Specialty Finco's and MM BanksIm currently working in the Sponsors group at a MM commercial bank (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/capital-one-financial" target="_blank">Capital One</a></span>, CIT, <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Bloomberg Marked Data Summer Analyst vs Capital One Business AnalystEventually I would like to go into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or Trading but unfortunately I couldn't land an internship in either of those fields yet. The...1
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+1Peter J. Solomon salary info + exit ops? I'm very curious to read if anyone has any information on Analyst and Associate pay for PJS, as well as whether they know if the exit ops are strong? From a quick LinedIn search and browsing older threads about PJS, they seem to always have a pretty strong team. However, there is a lack...1
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+1Outline for Stock PitchHello Everyone, I have to do a write up for a stock pitch for an interview. I have all the modeling and research done, I just need to start putting it into a document. Does anyone have a word template that has really clean formatting I can follow? Or any recommendation of one to follow/any...1
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+1Big 4 CF interviewHello, I'm a junior auditor at a Big 4 and soon I'll have an interview at another Big 4 for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...1
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+1Chances @ Rotman and is Degroote Commerce a good program?Hey. I pretty much fucked myself by getting a terrible grade in highschool. My average is 89.5 right now and got into Degroote for Commerce (McMaster) undergraduate and have yet to hear from Laurier or Rotman. My EC's are fairly good however, Charity Organization Executive, 6 Month Law...1
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+1N/A worked it outnot needed anymore, delete this please...................................................................03 weeks 4 days ago
+2Mar 20, 2017- Morning Brew Daily<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]We want free, open markets...we don’t want to build up any barriers” — German Chancellor Angela Merkel not-so-subtly taking a shot at the Donald at the G-20 global summit. Your move, Mr....01 week 2 days ago
+1No relevant internships = hard time getting FT offer? Hi guys! I'm currently a senior who's set to graduate in January 2018. Because I was in a car accident last May, I've had no work experience. I had an internship lined up last summer, but because I had a broken arm, shattered foot, and other injuries, I decided to take an...01 week 5 days ago
+1Mar 23, 2017- Morning Brew Daily<h4><strong>TODAY WE LEARNED</h4> </strong></p> [quote]That ice cream in TV advertisements is actually mashed potatoes, and milk is often replaced by white glue or shampoo. Nothing quite like a bowl of Pantene and Fruity Pebbles to kickstart your...06 days 15 hours ago
+2Not drinking alcohol at all?Is there anyone else on the board that doesn't like alcohol, whether its due to personal preference or your health? I am quite weak to alcohol and I don't like to drink, and thus I was wondering if there is anyone has come across similar cases as drinking seems to be the norm.29
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+6WALL STREET IS UNDERSTAFFED I saw something on Twitter the other day that said that Goldman had 600 cash equity traders in 2000 and has 2 today. Not sure how accurate that is, but that would not surprise me in the least. Automation and such. We have heard it before. And people are looking to automate *EVERYTHING* on...26
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+2Why is everyone saying real estate is peaking right now?Why is every one saying the real estate market is at the peak of its cycle and is about to crash? I understand that there will be more interest rate hikes, and in some areas, some housing prices seem over inflated. What other reasons are there though?23
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+4Professionalism 101 - Your Guide!WSO warriors, I thought it would be useful to create a thread on how one should conduct themselves in the workplace. As a new analyst myself, you sometimes find that there are unspoken rules to follow in the office. Every office or team is different, but some of these tips may serve you well....19
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2American Psycho and Real Life - Bateman much Lately?Most of the older crowd grew up watching the original Wall Street, generation later was American Psycho, followed by Wall Street 2, which some, not I, claim to be better than the first but I digress, and finally <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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1 week 6 days ago
+1High School Internship in IB or HF (please give feedback on my credentials)Hey all, *Before any of you guys dismiss me as a 16 y/o that wants a job on "Wall Street" (i dislike when people use the cliche "I wanna work on wall street", so annoying), I've provided some credentials below and my rationale for choosing this career. Please take 2...13
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+3Stupid peasants who make stupid, mindfuck decisionsStupid peasants like this are the reason why I lose my faith in humanity. When people aren't ambitious enough, I just feel they should be high-fived on the face with a chair. EDIT:- Updated. Uploaded the pic incorrectly.12
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+1Nearly everyone I talk to about Investment Banking say that "It's a rat race that you won't win."I have the typical family that tells me to go into Engineering because "it's the future" and that Finance degrees are so common that it's useless. What are your thoughts on this train of thought? I mean, the majority of people do <span...11
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+1Python for IBD - Useful?Morning monkeys, I was looking into learning some programming language seeing the possible automation of many tasks at the Analyst level. Hopefully some of you have experience with it, and so I was hoping to get an answer to the following: 1. Is it useful? (application examples) 2. Best...9
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+1Acceptable cold email to hedge fund?Mr. xxxxx My name is xxxxxx and I’m currently in my sophomore year at xxxxxxx studying finance and investments. I am emailing you to inquire about a possible unpaid internship opportunity with your firm. This school year I have gained access to take Junior level accounting and finance...9
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+1Deloitte resume mistake best path forwardThis past fall I accepted an offer to join <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span>'s advisory practice. This past month I noticed a mistake on my resume submitted to the firm; the end...7
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+1Debt doesn't match on BS and CFI have a model due soon and I'm new to finance. Please help me understand why the BS debt balances don't match the changes in the CF statement for the corresponding balances. Here is the 10-K in question:...6
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+1Should I e-mail HR asking if they drug test?They have said nothing about a drug test; is it a bad idea to e-mail HR asking if there will be one?6
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