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+55Official WSO Investment Banking Resume Template!<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...104
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+36To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...38
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+34Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats <span class='keyword_link'><a...67
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+25Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...39
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+19I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...120
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+18Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending HBS. A week ago I finished my last final exam of my RC year (1st year) at Harvard Business...129
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+14Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> gunning for a return offer in AM. I went...10
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+12Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things WSO has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while you were busy working away? Or something that's happened...85
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+11Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...38
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+14EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...33
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+11This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...32
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+9Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and...29
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+6Theoretical: If you get payed the same like in Investment Banking in any other Job. What would be your actual career choice?`Theoretical: If you get payed the same like in Investment Banking in any other Job. What would be your actual career choice?64
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+6What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?59
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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...463 weeks 5 days ago
+6I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...42
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+6Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wage<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-minimum-wage-announcement-1.4137339">To be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner.</a> Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so...35
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+6Dealing With NervesI get really nervous before doing something important, which sometimes jeopardizes my performance. Do you have any advice for controlling nerves before and during a presentation, interview, exam, etc.? 24
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+64 Ways to Make Friends and 1 Way to Keep themDid you know that **"not having enough friends is the same risk factor as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?"** I did not. <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40424657/the-best-way-to-make-new-friends-according-to-science?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds"> This...23
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+6What's the best Target?Personally, I prefer the Super Targets for one stop shopping, but is there anyone out there that likes the regular ones or even the mini-ones (heard of them but never experienced).7
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+6Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step ThreeHello everyone. In the last part of this guide we went over how to apply the quiz and recall method to your studying, specifically to vocab-based questions and quantitative problems. <h4>Step Three: Two Tools to Optimize Your Studying</h4> Now we’re going to go over two...6
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+5Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?60
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+5CFA WeekendTime to get it done, Saturday is the day. A little last minute for this post but: Who's taking it/What level/What number will this attempt be/How are you feeling about it? I'll be siting for level 2, will be my second go at it. Passed level 1 first try the previous December and...56
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+5Best Cock UpsMonkeys, I was reading someone else's post about war stories, wanted to kick off a thread about the best cock-ups you've seen, or maybe your 'friend' committed. My personal favourite: First year analyst (kid is a rock start) is sitting in the cab with three MDs on the...34
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+5Life NecessitiesTaken from my schools meme page and posted by some humanities major. Please send to your friends who can't stop obsessing over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span>/MO/<span...15
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+4Juventus Vs Real Madrid - UEFA Champions Leage FINAL Thread - Any Soccer/Football Fans here?People here are HYPED on NBA's finals. I guess some people are here from Europe too right? Lets show some consideration to football/soccer too. As a Barcelona fan, it is my duty to support JUVE. Who will you side with? Tonight we witness the most prestigious club competition on...9
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+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...43 months 2 weeks ago
+3NYC NightlifeAbout to intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for the summer in NYC. Was wondering what nightlife is like and if most things are for 21+. Thank you! 52
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+3Death of Casual DiningHello monkeys, <h4> How many of you remember eating Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's as a kid? </h4> I recently read this article about them: [Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and...50
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+3Favorite All Time Quotes?I would like to present this question to all those in the WSO community: what is one of your favorite quotes? Could be from absolutely anything. 49
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+3Paris Climate Agreement DiscussionIn a shameless attempt to farm some bananas during a slow week, i figured I'd stir the pot and see what everyone's opinion on the subject of the potential withdraw of the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, as the President is set to make his decision known at around 3 today. I can...48
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+32017 NBA Finals ThreadOkay, actually I have been a loyal fan of KB (Kwame Brown) for about twelve years ? And I told my friends that I'm not gonna watch NBA again except the Grand Finals. However I've been following some news. Would Spurs get into the Grand Final without Pachulia? Arguable. Kawhi...48
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+3Favorite Salad ChainSeen a couple random threads on meals/eating and wanted to add this one - what is your go-to salad chain for lunch or dinner when you're trying to eat clean and what do you order? I normally go for a hot, build your own at Roast Kitchen w/ spinach, rice, roasted vegetables, salmon, and...32
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+3Best work life balance jobs in RE?What types of roles in Real Estate Finance/ Development provide the best work life with decent pay??32
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+3Trying to understand the concept of IRRHey everyone. So I have been having trouble understanding the concept of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span>. From my understand it is simply known as the discount rate that...26
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+3SociopathHey guys, In your experiences, have you often encountered individuals with sociopathic behaviors or tendencies/beliefs who wanted to pursue finance, especially high finance? I have always wondered why the media and society vilify those who only think about their desires and lifestyles,...21
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+4Does it matter what B-school I attend for investment banking?I have conducted a 5 week M&A internship at a very strong boutique bank. This internship made me realize that I want to be in investment banking long term. I recently have accepted an offer to work to work for a government organisation. It is something I'm really passionate about...18
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+3Timing MBA with Military serviceHey all, This is my first post on here but I've been a long time lurker. I am a recent graduate of one of the service academies. I recognize that my number one priority for at least 5 years is to serve my country and be the best officer possible. However, I know at some point that I...18
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+3Why are PE Funds much larger than Hedge Funds?In terms of AUM, PE Funds tend to be larger than <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> funds given the same number of <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+3How do you like your bananas?Since WSO ranks our forum seniority with various forms of primates, I think it's a fitting question. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/difference-between-ripe-and-unripe-fruits_2.jpg?itok=DCQuOvug" alt="" /> I'm a 2-3. Refuse to eat...8
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+5Just got off Brown's waitlist. Is Brown better than Michigan-Ross BBA?Didn't see this coming. Pre-admitted to Ross, had mentally prepared to be in Ann Arbor last few months -- $150M new b-school facilities, Harbaugh, Big Ten sports, Go Blue!, etc. I get it, Harvard and Stanford are obviously better than Michigan, but seems trickier with Brown. I've been...8
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+3Finance at W&M, UVA - Econ or UNC - KF?I've heard a lot of people say W&M is the way to go since it's a smaller school with loyal alumni but others have said go to UVA for the "prestige", I would apply as an Econ major because McIntire is hard to get into. Any other schools in mind? I could try to transfer...6
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+3PWC Corporate CultureI guess this is what happens when sorority girls take over big 4 hr? https://streamable.com/h6do7 Brutal. I pray for my lost brothers souls.5
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+3Best Exit Opportunities in NYC?With the way the world seems to be going to shit and terrorism everywhere, does anyone have suggestions on the best exit opportunities from NYC? I recently rewatched a documentary about some asthmatic, steroid-user taking over a major metropolitan city with a nuclear bomb scare, so I was...4
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+2Fastest growing Investment Banks/Boutiques globallyI was wondering which <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> are growing the fastest worldwide? What banks have recently expanded?32
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+3Fraternity Position on Resume - Yay or NayHello, I'm currently working on my resume and I'm not sure if I should put my fraternity leadership position in the leadership section. Do you thing it shows leadership or just gives a bad vibe? Thanks!29
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+2Northwestern Summer ClassesHey guys, so I have decided to attend nNorthwestern next fall as an incoming transfer student. Would any of you recommend taking summer classes to complete a few distribution requirements as well as take 1-2 major classes (econ)? I am currently interning at a family friend's technology...22
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+2Do you need an MBA in Corporate Finance?Hey all, Looking to get some discussion about the above question. I'm about to be a second year analyst for an <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+2Ridiculously honest job descriptions and requirements - "Golf-Playing Private Equity and Real Estate Analyst"<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/golf_playing_analyst.png?itok=V4eFRRo9" alt="" /> I think the title and image say it all. Although I appreciate the honesty of the job poster, I still find it kind of antiquated and douchy. What do you think?...13
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+2Break into high finance from a community college Hello everyone, I created a post about a year ago asking about getting a summer internship as a community college student and breaking into the field in general (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/break-into-the-finance-field-from-a-cc). I got much feedback in this forum, so thank you...11
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+2If it looks like a duck<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]It feels good for about 10 seconds and then we move on“ –– Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of Sales on topping rival GM in May vehicle sales. Quite the line Mark––that’s why context matters, folks....9
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...91 month 4 weeks ago
+2Is Amazon Going Against Their Core Business?Over the past month Amazon has opened 6 brick and mortar stores across the US. The stores are titled Amazon Books and seem to be a modern twist on the traditional book store. They are using these locations to push Amazon Prime and to promote the discoverability of new items, which their website...8
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+215+ YEARS in prison for sexting?The House just passed a bill which makes sexting as a teenager a felony, puts them on the registered sex offender list, and mandates 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON just for sexting. I personally think this is absolutely terrible, what do the rest of you monkeys think about this? * ...8
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+215 Ways to Tell If Someone's Lying Liars and lies can be hard to detect. However, there are 15 signs in this <a href="https://annual.cfainstitute.org/2017/05/20/three-truths-about-lying-and-a-radical-path-to-trust-pamela-meyer/"> article</a>. This article divides the 15 signs into verbal and nonverbal...7
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+2How do most Asset Managers in Equities get their discount rate?Do they use basic textbook stuff like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-capital-asset-pricing-model-capm">CAPM</a></span>? How about Arbitrage pricing model or the Multi-factor model? EDIT: For fundamental bottom...7
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+2Debt Analyst share of Originated DealHey guys, hoping to get some background and ammo here. Can anyone comment on what salaried debt analyst can expect to make if they bring in a deal? I know some of the greener pure commission originators will take a 30/70 or 40/60 split with the senior guy, sometimes more sometimes...5
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+2How do y'all deal with those who quit?Hey all! Not exclusive to finance, but I was wondering how you mid-level employees deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> who renege on offers or quit early into their internship...2
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+3Confused New UserWhy does everyone talk about Breaking Bad so much in this Forum? I get that it's a good show, but I thought this was a finance/IB website. It just seems like every thread I read is talking about "<span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+2Real Estate Megathread - The Best RE Posts on WSOBig thanks to my content intern @Jason46 for putting this post together. These are the top ranked posts and discussions related to Real Estate. <h3>Top Discussions:</h3> <b>1. <a...01 month 3 days ago
+2my name is goldsteindude is nf 05 days 20 hours ago
+1Top banks & coverage/product groups that feed Mega Funds I've heard that M&A group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+1I am FAT and SHORT. How can I increase my chances of being RESPECTED and HIRED?Suicide is not my option, therefore I have to live with the body I have. What can I do to improve my condition? 5'8 and 100kgs (tragic), I am at the bottom of the '<span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+1The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing PugBy now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From <a...17
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+2Going back into Banking from PE I graduated from a top 3 MBA last year and before that worked for 2 years in a Top 10 boutique bank and 2 years at a global CPG company as a corporate development professional. My dream for B-School was to land at a mid-market consumer PE/Growth fund, and I made it happen by hustling harder...15
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+1WSO Caption Contest - June 6th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...15
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+1Daily news routine?What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best?14
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 31st... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...14
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+1Is This A Good List?So, attached is a list of schools my friend (a junior in high school) is applying to. He doesn't have a WallStreetOasis account but I told him about how much it helps and am pushing him towads IU. So, he made a list of schools. Is this a good list for him to appropriately categorize schools...13
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+1Algorithmic Trading Book for Econ/Finance GraduatesHello everyone, I'm an Economics graduate pursuing a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I was wondering if any of you is aware of an algorithmic trading "bible",...13
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+1Accepted an IB SA offer and starting to regretI accepted an early SA offer (Only bank I have interviewed with) at a pretty good bank in a Non-NY office recently and am starting to regret not waiting to go through the entire recruiting process. I was given an extremely short time frame to accept and thought I would be content in just getting...12
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+1Incoming Kellogg MBA - Consulting Chances HelpI am an incoming 2Y MBA student at Kellogg with a background in impact investing & investment management, a top undergrad (HYPS), and stats (GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>)...12
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+1Success with SelectleadersHi all, I most recently came across select leaders and wanted to see if anyone has had any success landing a job from any of the posts. I've applied to a handful of companies on there but haven't really heard back but from 1 or 2 companies. Any success stories?12
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+1Always INSULTED and HUMILIATED. What to do?Hi, I have always been dominated by most of the people in my life. My closest friends make fun of me. They treat me like I am some kind of fool. I can't even get rid of them cause of some reasons. On top of that, when I go to my parents and try to talk to them, they laugh at me. I...12
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+1Not Paying Bills On TimeThe developer I work for seems to never pay bills on time to GCs and/or subcontractors. Sometimes this is a negotiation tactic to make sure everything is done right before payment is released. Other times the guy in charge of signing the checks just goes into hiding and becomes unreachable when...11
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+1LIHTCI know there are other threads explaining what it is. But what I'm curious about is can you get pigeon holed in this type of roll after having experience in multi and office mostly. What are the exit opps?11
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+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump)...11
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+1INSEAD MBA - Worth it for IB?I am an engineer and am committed to break into the Investment Banking field post my MBA. Most of my experience has been in project management, detailed design engineering and in client management. The school that is of note here is INSEAD. Upon checking the employment stats, it really stands...10
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+1Still no internshipAt this point, what should my strategy be? I've emailed almost every boutique IB I can, and nothing. I've also emailed a ton of other financial services firms, and still nothing. Not sure what to do right now. I am looking to break into investment banking next summer but have...10
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+1"Any fundamental fund that CONSISTENTLY returns 15%+ is doing something shady" - Your thoughts?I saw this in another thread from a verified <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> person. Wondering what other people's thoughts are. As much as I want HF, if it...9
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+1Should You Be Working While On Vacation?A University of Texas study states that working for only 1 hour while on vacation makes you 43% more likely to forget the vacation. The study says you will not be engaged in the vacation and your brain will remember it as just another day at work. Here's the article for reference:...9
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+1Coke in the OfficeSerious question - Have any of you guys ever witnessed someone do blow in the office? Curious as to how prevalent (if at all) this "stereotype" is. 9
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+1You Can Become An "Elite" Resident In Thailand For $60,000It seems like Thailand really wants people to come to their country, even going as far as offering an "elite" residency for $60,000. Not only do you become a VIP of Thailand, but the government provides a concierge service. According to this <a...9
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+1How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...8
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+1Do Employers Verify Transcript/GPA with College?If so, how? ~minimum length is 100 characters so just wasting space...............................................~8
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+1Family Office: Jack of All Trades JobI work for an early stage family office... if you want to call it that. The family owns a business that does $1 bil+ a year in revenue and has a RE portfolio that's also worth $1 bil+. I am technically employed by the family's primary operating company but my job entails a lot of...8
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+1Career advice for M7 MBA applicationsHello! Having completed a MSc. in Finance at top 5 UK univ. and a long-term internship at #1 European M&A EB at my country (eastern European) I am currently looking for a full-time job to start my career. For this I need your valuable advice. I want to go to a M7 MBA and I want to...8
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+1How much staffing on typical PE deal?Quick question for the other private equity guys on here. How do you typically staff(or get staffed on) live deals? Is it as lean as a VP/Associate pair with Partner oversight? Would multiple associates get staffed on a larger deal? I know it differs firm to firm, but curious to get...8
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+1Operations Finance roles?Interviewing with a large consumer goods corporation. Does anyone have an insight on what an operations financial analyst does? I know I'm not being too descriptive but just curious about the field.7
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+2Capital One "Principal Associate"?Is this the equivalent of an Associate role at a BB in a CB group? They have a Principal Associate role in the Commercial Underwriting group but they are labeling it as an AVP role which seems very back office to me. I'm currently at a BB in a CB role and our hierarchy does not include...7
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+1Have you ever been outed from a post on WSO?Relatively speaking, the world of high finance is small. Have you ever recounted a story on here that bit you in the ass later, i.e. someone figuring out who you were because you were talking shit, or at worst an offer being rescinded?7
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+1Just joined WSO and looking to get into PEHi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning to attend an MBA and make a transition...7
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+1BAML in CharlotteAfter looking through the forum there aren’t very many recent post about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BAML</a></span> Charlotte. I do not have many contacts within <span...7
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+1Advice please: Investment Sales (Multifamily) --> Acquisitions Analyst (Commercial)Hi all, Apologies if this is a bit lengthy/ranty! I am currently an analyst on an investment sales team focusing on multi family but more broadly, residential investment as a whole. I am looking to break into REPE and more importantly out of residential and into commercial. Unfortunately I...6
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+1Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Amaazon FirestickAny opinions on Roku vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> Fire Stick vs Apple TV? Would like pro/cons on the three before committing to one6
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+1Am I still in the running? Real Estate Capital Markets CMBS AnalystHi all, Just need some practical advice to ease my nerves.. I have been in the running for an analyst position for a well known firm to work on their Real estate capital markets team that does CMBS lending. This opportunity was not publicly posted as I found out about this opportunity by...6
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+1Apple's Answer to Amazon Echo Announced. Will This Work? Apple today released its own voice based Artificial Intelligence speaker for smart home. Its going to be an answer to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>'s Echo and Google's Home....6
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+1Valuation Method TechHello, My professor asked us to come up with a company and show in 4 slides: Financials and a price we would be aiming to sell the company for. I have my Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow but I am stuck in this last part. I don't know how to come up with a price to sell...6
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+1What kind of ECs should I do to better my chances at applying to target schools like Wharton, Ivies, Stern, etc. for ibanking?Currently a high school sophomore with a ~4.4 weighted GPA (my school does not provide on demand access to it, I have to wait until report cards come out in a few weeks), and last quarter I was ranked 9th of my class of around 300 and steadily rising each and every quarter. I got a 1280 on my...6
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+1Why does it take so long for interview to call back?So I applied to an analyst job with a boutique IB (20-30 ppl). The HR manager emailed me 2 days later to schedule a phone interview with one of the partners. I did well with the interview, and the HR manager emailed me the same day to schedule me another phone interview with the VP. I had the...6
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+2FIG Interview - urgent help neededHey, got an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> planned at a lower <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1How do I ask my current CEO for a referral?Hello WSO, I'm just a monkey who is in his junior year at a non target university. I currently work as a financial analyst intern at an oil and gas operator mainly working in acquisitions and investor relations with about 1 year of experience here. My current CEO was an investment banker...6
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+1Accenture Strategy Analyst viability for Top MBA or MBB down the road?I am considering an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Strategy as an Analyst and am deciding if it's worth accepting or to continue looking at other consulting...6
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+1Waterfall question..Hey, I am trying to build a model with a term sheet found in WSO RE Model Google Drive and I got stuck when I tried to tackle the waterfall section of the model. The term sheet states that it will purchase the property with full equity and refinance it at the end of Y2. So is it correct...6
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+1RetradingInterested to hear opinions on retrading both from the principal side and the brokerage side. Couple questions come to mind... 1.) As a broker are retrades expected regardless of buyer or is that truly filtered out? As a GP we all hear about "burning bridges" but is that just lip...6
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+1HEC vs IE - MIFHi everybody, I am going to pursue either HEC's MIF or IE's MIF. At the moment, I am pretty unsure on what to choose so I would like to get solid opinions and facts about the two programs. What I like of IE is that it has a really practical approach, the professors are great...6
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+1Best way to invest a signing bonus? Hey WSO - So I'm doing my MBA SA work right now, really enjoying it and hoping to get a conversion offer at the end - the program feeds into an LDP. While I don't know if I'll get the offer, I do have a decent sense of the range of pay I'd receive if I did. I'd guess...6
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+1Associate asked for my resume.. WTF NOW??I recently met for coffee with an associate from one of the big 5 Canadian banks.. He tested me a bit to start off, asking me "why banking? Why our bank? Give me your background".. Thankfully I was prepared and feel as if I had an overall good chat with the guy, asked good questions,...6
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+1Incoming Freshman seeking guidance regarding financial modelingI'll be attending college in the fall and wanted to get a head start and learn financial modeling and valuing companies. Are Martin Shkreli's videos on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARrNYyJEnFI) a good resource for me to learn modeling and valuating a company? It seems to be...6
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+1Telling people you didn't get bankingCurrently a rising junior, will be interning at a firm that is related to finance but not related to investment banking or anything <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> related. If...6
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+1Fundamental L/S equity analyst to alphacapture product managerI am currently an analyst at a 200m AUM hedge fund working as a fundamental equity L/S analyst. Got an opportunity to interview for an alphacapture product manager role at one of the largest/prestigious quant HFs in the world. Would this kind of move make sense? I understand that quant HFs are...5
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+1Interview for Risk Management Analyst, Exam included need helppSo I recently got an interview with Pavilion Financial for a risk management analyst position. I don't know if I'm really prepared for the interview especially cause they said there would be an exam included which would test my logical reasoning (not too worried) but also my excel...5
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+1Swire Properties InterviewAnyone have any experience/ knowledge about Swire Properties? Outside of the fact they are a HUGE Asian conglomerate, I couldn't seem to find much on the US side of their operations. *Side note* They developed a Master Plan community in Miami for $1.1 Billion equity, ultimately no debt....5
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+1IB Ops at BB or Financial Analyst at Disney? Hey guys currently a senior in NYC and have a choice between two offers...IB Ops at a BB or Financial Analyst at Disney. Whats the better gig to go with in terms of growth and pay>5
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+1Brutal truth that I did not know Hi everyone, I am a rising senior and got an internship offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> business operation. I did not have a clue what was <span...5
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+1Which groups in an investment bank have higher average undergrad GPAs?So I have been asking myself this question for a long time... Just wondering which groups in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> have a higher average gpa: Quantitative...5
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+1Advice needed on if i'm on the right path to break into S&T/AMHey everyone, long time lurker and occasional commenter, decided i needed to ask a question of my own. I have always been extremely fascinated with the stock market ever since i was a kid, and studied finance in college (non target in the south, more well known for <span...5
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+1Advice for rising JuniorHow's it going. I'm a rising Econ major and an accounting minor with a 3.0 at a non-target school. I was wondering what kind of tips you have for landing an internship although I am not the most qualified. Anything from resume to interview advice would be greatly appreciated.4
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+1Tips on post-information session networking??I was at an information/networking session last night for one of the Canadian BBs and had chats with a couple of the junior bankers there. Problem is that I was not the only student at those networking round tables so I cant confirm that these guys remember me...I really want to reach out to...3
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+1Dozens of open buyside roles on SumZero's job boardHi monkeys, SumZero’s Job Vault was launched to supplement our core research offering. We currently have listed 75+ roles, across the US and internationally at all experience levels. There are no third parties or external recruiters on the platform - all of these positions are directly...3
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+1Boutique IB Contacting HelpHi Guys, I know its already super late, but I'm still trying to secure a boutique gig for this summer. I have a list of ~140 boutiques with their MD emails and phone numbers. I am wondering how to best go about this and land an offer. 1. Should I attach my resume in the cold...3
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+1It’s not you, it’s me<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Me, I make money studying natural stupidity.”[/quote] </br> <p class="image-stretch" style="font-family: 'Helvetica', sans-serif;font-size: 16px;line-height:...2
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+1MS in Counseling or jump ship?As the title indicates, I will be graduating in May of 2018 with an M.S. in School Counseling while also taking the NCE to get my PPC eventually working toward an LPC. However, as I have grown in this program and developed financially (thanks to this sub and my amazing soon-to-be in-laws) I have...2
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+1brings a tear to me eyes every timeNo I'm not talking about the compensation at @TOBINCO" Talking about this scene in The Big Short https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaD8CTBBZd42
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+1Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step FourAlright everyone, here is the last step of Four Steps to Your First 4.0. This step will serve as a catch-all for topics I want to throw in and also will include a walkthrough of how I use this method to prepare for exams. <h4>Make Studying a Part of Your Daily Routine</h4> ...2
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+1Is the gap between the Ivy League and the rest THAT large?To what extent is there a "gap" between recruitment for Ivy League graduates compared to recruitment for non-ivy's? Obviously if one goes to Stanford or MIT they are equal but what about top public schools and other fantastic private options? Is the gap significant or not so much?...2
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+1Berkeley Haas or Cornell AEM for undergrad?Admissions and costs aside, which would you go to and why? I regularly hear these two compared with each other and was wondering what you guys thought.1
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+1WSO Contest 6/7/17 - Win a free WSO T-Shirt!Have you been getting outwitted in our weekly <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-caption-contest-june-6th-collect-silver-bananas-and-win-a-free-wso-t-shirt">caption contests</a>? Try your luck by entering yourself in our Rafflecopter contest for a chance to...1
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+1Can you please describe a job in sales?Hi! First, let me give you a bit of background: I am a high school student, and I've been interested in finance for a little less than a year. Although I am better in the humanities subjects, I am working hard to get better math skills (not so hard to be a quant, though) and am reading a...016 hours 20 min ago
+1Case Interview Study Buddy I am preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> interviews and looking for study buddies that would be interested in starting right now and practicing online (Skype, Webex etc.) In case that...06 days 23 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...474 months 2 weeks ago
+1Trading REITs Profitable?I understand that REITs are a great investment. However, do they have enough liquidity, and buyers and sellers (Volume) to be traded? If so, which sectors are considered volatile, and which are considered less volatile. I have a strong interest in real estate and figured I would...11
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+1Transfer undergraduate helpHi everyone, I recently completed my first year at Indiana (Kelley School of Business- Finance Major). My grades were really good , and I am involved in a number of activities. I also will admit that I like the program and university. At the same time, I have always considered applying as a...10
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+1Goldman Sachs & Venezuelan BondsGoldman bought around $3B worth of “[hunger bonds](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/goldman-sachs-gave-big-hand-to-venezuela-hunger-bonds-movement),” which led to protests outside of the Manhattan headquarters about a week ago. Venezuelan reserves have dropped from...10
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+1Hot ChicksConsidering the lack of hot chicks in banking, how much of an advantage do you think being a really attractive female is in the recruiting process?6
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+1CFA level 1 or Masters in Finance Hi, I am currently in my penultimate year of an Ancient History degree at King's College London, and do not have an internship this summer because of a family crisis, and I am looking at a career in investment banking when I graduate. In order to secure an internship and a graduate...5
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+1BlackRock Real EstateDoes anyone know anything about the real estate group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span>? How big is this group? Do they hire straight out of undergrad, and how would working there...4
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+12018 summer internship as a High School Senior (Is it possible?)Hi, I am a rising high school senior who plans on majoring in Finance in college. I have a 3.9 GPA and a 1570 on the SAT, as well as quite a few business related ECs. I also am really into coding; I've learned Java, Python, MATLAB, and right now I'm teaching myself C#. I've...4
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+1What type of firm was Stratton Oakmont?I am fairly new to the world of investment banking and am curious as to what type of firm it was. An <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>? A brokerage house? A mixture of the two?2
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+1Majoring in Maths at Ivy league: Trading/Quant Finance vs Traditional Finance Path? I will be starting 3rd year in September 2017 at one of the targets (think H/Y/P/S) and planning to complete a major in the maths (such as Stats or Applied Maths). I'm not sure whether to gun for a quant/<span class='keyword_link'><a...04 days 20 hours ago
0Join the WSO Resume Review Team We are looking to add several Resume Reviewers to the WSO Resume Review team. <h3>Requirements:</h3> <ul> <li>At least 1 year of professional experience in finance</li> <li>Previous experience screening resumes</li> <li>Strong...271 month 1 week ago
+1Do banks issue business laptops?Haven't been issued a laptop at either of my two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, although I was at a boutique both times, and I don't believe anywhere really issues...9
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+1Are elite boarding schools overrated? Colleague's little brother just graduated from one...She posted graduation pictures on facebook. I poked around the tagged brother's friends and they're mostly heading to respectable but not great colleges, e.g. Trinity, Bucknell, Colby, Michigan, NYU. So their college is going to be a downgrade in prestige from their boarding school....8
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+1Should I practice all nighters before starting intership?I will be interning during the fall at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB and was thinking of doing kind of "mock" or practice all nighters before starting. This way I could...5
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0Total Assets incorrect number - finding my error Hello! I am new here, and I study accounting and finance. I hope my questions will be relevant to the group, and I do hope for your help. Please, take a look at the least of available accounts and numbers, and then at my table where I summarized all details. The task is to create a <span...3
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0Year off to attend a better uni or go to SFU Beedie?Hi guys! I'm currently finishing off my senior year in highschool and my grades are as follows: Pre Calc 12- 98 Law 12- 94 Econ 12- 95 English 12: 76..... I've wanted to go to Queen's for as long as I can remember but unfortunately, Queen's requires applicants to...3
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0How Screwed am IHello, this is my first post. I just finished my sophomore year at a non target school with a 2.5 GPA, I know it's horrible but life happened. I am a double major in Finance and Macroeconomics with an internship at an FA company, I can code python and c++, I have <span...2
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0Breaking Into IB (Canada)Hi All, I am really glad to join this community of high strung individuals. I hope to learn a lot from here. I moved to Canada last year and i had my Undergrad in Accounting and Finance from a top University in Africa back in 2015. I have gained some relevant work experience and I will begin my...1
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0IBD FULL TIME RECRUITING 2018 (FOR FT ANALYST ROLE STARTING JAN 2018)PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE RECRUITING PROCESS FOR <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> FULL TIME 2018, I HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT IT. THANKS!02 hours 52 min ago
0http://getmysupplement.com/proshred-elite/ The product will assist you build a toned and muscular body from day one. increase your stamina throughout and when your physical exertion routine. Another aspect profit is that it will increase your drive.It supplements your muscles with energy, endurance, and also the compounds that they have...02 hours 48 min ago
+1Tear Apart My Resume! Need Help for IB!Hey, guys! I'm Archibald Johnson. I go to a target and I'm just getting ready for IB recruiting this fall. I've attached my resume. Hopefully, you guys can take a look and give me some feedback. I welcome your criticism and thank you for your time!04 days 12 hours ago
+3Spring Week - Ask me anything (AMA)Hi guys, I have been reading this forum for quite some time and finally decided to do my first post. While I was reading through the materials, I always found the AMA extremely useful. So although I don't have a lot of experience I thought of addressing a topic often forgotten -> Spring...14
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+1Stigmas and majors..should I leave the business school to raise my GPA?Hello, I'm currently a rising junior (majoring in finance) at a target business school. A lot of people get placed in IB especially. The school also has an econ major that I'm considering, but it's outside of the business school and not as prestigious. Recruiters mostly focus...12
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+5Could affiliation with donald trump hurt job applications?I've seen a few of you SJWs on linkedin volunteered for the Clinton campaign. Do you guys think my donations to the Donald will hurt my applications? Obviously some cuck bank like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span>...7
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+1Does Real Estate hurt my chances for top MBA?I'm currently an undergrad business student from a target school with a 3.7+ GPA. I've always wanted to go into real estate, get my MBA at an M7 (particularly at HSW), then transition into other financial services. I'm planning on doing real estate after graduation. However, from...6
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03 Reasons why I chose BANKING as an UndergradBeing **lost** is a scary thing. Not knowing **where to go** is even worse. **You** being a high school student, it must be tough to decide what you want to do. Take a look at my reasons for banking, and decide for yourself. As a student, I have come to realize how important being stoic is,...4
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0Why don't people reply on LinkedIn?I created a Linkedin account, and have messaged dozens of those fucking employees and recruiters. But only one fucker even bothered to reply thus far. And even then, he just said, "I'll forward your resume to another fucker." Now I am applying to jobs for which I have good...3
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0Which groups in an investment bank have a higher average GPA?So I have been asking myself this question for a long time... Just wondering which groups in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> have a higher average gpa: Quantitative...04 days 18 hours ago
+1Should I take lateral offer to IB (tier 2 BB) from equity research (tier 1 BB)I have a difficult decision to make and was hoping to hear some thoughts from fellow monkeys. I am currently in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> (<span...8
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0Help Picking BB IB and MBB consulting firm preference ordering for Summer 2018 Recruiting CycleGoing into recruiting for summer 2018 SA positions at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>,...1
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+1No hope, feel so depressed, please help. Please help on what to do. I got good SAT and MCAT scores, in 98-99 percentiles, but have shit GPA of 3.1. Have worked shit jobs, fucked up my life bad. My concern is that I have worked in shit jobs, and have no hope of getting into high finance. Should I just go to law school? I...15
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+5Are students at non-targets perpetually f*&%ed?Ok so here's the rundown. I'm a non-target student and want to break into IB but all BBs recruit from top schools. Ok, fair enough, nothing beats a "fresh start" so since I can't break in as an analyst I'll try to get into a top MBA. Time to apply to HBS but you...43
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+4Thanks WSO!!!So basically I'm not a Sophomore and I don't have a 4.0. I actually made this account to troll to receive advice. I played out the scenario of getting a 4.0 at a non-target to see what kind of advice I would get to get into IB. I'm actually a user here and on my original account I...30
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+1Which bank is most accepting to Trump supporters?It seems like the world hates on Trump. I hear stories about being ostracized by fellow workers just by saying that you are a Trump supporter. I hear a story about a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr"...16
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+3I was not afforded the same opportunitiesI am unemployed now, and an all around failure in life. I don't understand why those fucking banks don't give people a standardized test, so that anyone can take it, and the top scorers are considered for the job. I was not afforded the same opportunities to attend a top...31
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0IAmA Private Equity Intern, AMAHi all, I have never posted on WSO. But I have used the resources a lot, and would like to give back. I'd like to share my story, my background, and how I managed to secure an internship with a private equity. And I would be more than willing to give my opinion on how to best approach...2
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