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+51WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...103
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+26Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...1077
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+27How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...62
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+18New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey WSO Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!! The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the most interesting people in the world of finance. Talking with...27
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+15The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your MiseryI have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another <a...81
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+14List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...4
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+12The Art of Cheating SleepWhen I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can...92
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+11How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in PE, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner? I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from experience, but I value the application of anyone's mind.25
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+11Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite...67
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+8You Get to Redo CollegeThe question is simple: if you could go and redo college, what changes/different decisions would you have made in your pursuit of a high finance career? It can literally be anything from which group of friends you surrounded yourself with to what type of <span...82
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+8Learning coding on your own for finance?Hi guys, I started using codecademy to learn a little bit about javascript. I am not necessarily interested in pursuing a career in tech but I think nowadays it is important to have a minimum understanding of how programming languages work. Also, I want something different to challenge...22
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+7Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some...43
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+8WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here for...255 months 3 days ago
+71st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to WSO after learning a lot from here during the last few years. As the title states 1st year analyst (nearly 2) , have gone through the whole progression system; Spring > Summer > Grad...23
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+7Regrets Due to FinanceI know similar questions have been asked in the past but I want to twist it a little. We all know that finance, broadly speaking, is a lucrative industry. Lots of young, hungry guys pursue a career in finance with the ultimate goal of making a lot of money and obtain that sought-after...12
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+6My hippie mom doesn't want me to go into IBI'm a freshman at what you guys would consider a semi target (uva / mich / notre dame) and am at the point where i'm really trying to figure out the rest of my time in undergrad and what i want to do when i graduate. I'm good at finance, i understand how the IB path works and...111
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+7WSO Happy Hour: Thur 5/11, 7:00pm @Reichenbach Beer HallProst, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of May will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! Those who attended the April event have heard me wax about trying some new spots....this is one of them! Hoist a gorilla-size stein of beer and let's kick the weekend off right! @BillBelichick37"...9
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...462 weeks 5 days ago
+6Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers? I commonly hear journalists spout...20
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+6WSO - 12 Year Anniversary - Damn, I'm OldSo LinkedIn just reminded me that WSO has officially turned 12... this is insane to me. What were you doing in 2005? Damn...time flies. -Patrick06 days 21 hours ago
+5Securitization - The hidden gem of IB?Hey guys, Just wanted to share my personal experience as an intern within Securitization for a few months. Headed into the internship not really knowing anything about it, but left holding the group in high regards. For those of you who don't know, securitization is where...14
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+4Trump To Consider Breaking Up Wall Street BanksMorning everyone, hope we are all having a good start to the week. The following quote is from this <a href=http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/trump-weighs-breaking-up-wall-street-banks-raising-gas-tax>article</a> that I came across this morning. [quote] “I’m...46
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+4Should the Federal Reserve be Independent of political influence?Pretty straight forward question. Should the federal reserve be independent? I'd like to hear opinions for each side.40
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+4Best Netflix OriginalsJust like the title says, what do you believe are top Netflix originals. I'm currently watching Sense8 and quite enjoying it. I've also seen House of Cards as well. Looking for more recommendations. **Shows I've watched:** Stranger Things Sense8 Narcos(season 1) The Get...33
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+4Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage?Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage? I mean Interviewers are just humans who can not have a completely objective view, especially when the interviewee is from their school. 32
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+4Career experts recommend you put some ridiculous stuff on your LinkedInShould I put “Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst @ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPMorgan</a></span> Sachs” on my LinkedIn? We see these posts on here get blasted pretty often. We all know IB is a competitive...30
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+4Interviewer: So you don't come from a family of real estate?Had an interview a while back and this question came up. Couldn't believe it was asked as if it was necessary for the job. I want to go into the industry because of other inspiration and experience not because of some family tie or influence... How many of you started out not knowing anyone?23
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+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...42 months 2 weeks ago
+4How many months until BB SA 2018 recruitment?For current Sophomores looking to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...54
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+3What finance jobs can be done from a laptop at home or anywhere?I intend to have invasive surgery in the next five years that will require me to take six months to heal. I will still be able to use a laptop in the process of this surgery. What finance jobs can I get or build in which I can work from a laptop? Building a business is also a good option as...53
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+4Why do you think Shake Shack is struggling? Sales projected to be flat this year after pretty rapid growth. I think the place is really delicious (both burgers and chicken sandwiches), and it's priced super competitively, but I can see how the long waits can annoy common...53
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+34x Leveraged ETFOn Monday, we had <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/etfs-are-weapons-of-mass-destruction">this thread</a> about how ETFs are potentially dangerous in the sense that investors wouldn't evaluate the underlying assets before buying them. Just yesterday, the...37
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+3Where are all the S&T monkeys?Been on WSO for a while now and I just realized that everyone on this site is either aiming for IB or working in IB. Made me ask: Do many college kids aim for S&T (seems like everyone ik is aiming for IB) and how's the S&T industry holding up nowadays?28
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+3Feds Making A Literal Federal Case Out Of Uber’s BehaviorOnce again, Uber is in the news. This time it's pissed off not only majors of cities, taxi drivers, countries, employees, but now it's the federal government. As quoted by the <a href="http://dealbreaker.com/2017/05/uber-greyball-feds/">article</a>; [quote]...27
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+3Cold emails - what makes you answer?Recently began cold emailing alums and some recruiters and it's usually hit or miss. I know that there are times when your mailbox is practically full and there's just too much work to do - I'll probably won't hear from you (which I understand). I was wondering what you...21
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+5The Art of Cheating on your gf/wifeSaw the post about "Cheating Sleep". Figure I'd start a sequel. :) In all seriousness, monogamy is only beneficial for two groups of people: 1) women - they have a biological incentive, since babymaking takes 9 physical months and years of nurture / time investment. a guy...21
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+5Everything You Need To Know About Background Checks and Lying on your ResumeAs I understand, a lot of you on here are NF peons who attend schools without <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Greek Life and thus you'll probably actually have to apply for work...3
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+3All you can eat<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"I don't think we mind killing chickens. And I think we are against nuclear war" — Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, answering a question about sustainable food production...3
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+3Full Time Megafund RecruitingWas wondering if anyone had any information on the full time recruiting process at MF's (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+10Trump Fired Comey - Welcome to 1984 America!!Trump fired Comey, and he was planning to do so for about at least a week. I believe that while Comey was a bit clumsy at handling facts last week, there really wasn't enough ground for him to get fired - especially since his clumsiness actually pushed forward a stronger case against Abedin...68
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+2Can McDonald's Finally Make a Premium Burger Work?Fast food chains these days are trying to increase their revenues by appealing to new audiences. An example of one of this, is Wendy's advertisement of "never frozen" patties. *Mcdonalds* on the other hand, has tried to release and garner success with premium burgers for quite...39
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+4Trump fires FBI director ComeyPretty crazy to think that Trump, who openly praised Comey for his handling of Hilary's investigation a few months ago, went ahead and fired the man yesterday because of his recent handling of her case. Has Trump completely went off the rails?34
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+2TRADERS: What is the most annoying thing interns do?Pretty much says it all--I'll be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...33
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+2Has anyone used Magoosh? Any good results? Other good study resources?Hi everyone, new user here and studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. I found one post that had a very useful study guide already. I was wondering if anyone has used...33
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+2B-school laptopFeedback from current MBA students appreciated! I'm looking for a b-school laptop and narrowed my choices to two: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/42453cl" target="_blank">Dell</a></span> XPS 13 or Surface Pro...33
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+2WSO Caption Contest - April 27th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...32
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+2Lifestyle & Hours in Corporate FinanceWe've heard so much in this forum about the lifestyle and hours in IB/PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>/CO/etc., but little have been covered for <span...32
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+3T6 Law School -> Vault 20 Law Firm -> IBSage Simians, A few weeks back I posted the below in a comment buried in a necro thread to avoid redundancy, but received no takers. Figured I might have more luck and visibility by starting a new thread. Any constructive thoughts are much appreciated. **Background**: I'm currently a...30
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+2Trying to lateral out of investment banking - excuses to get out of the office to take callsHey guys, I'm trying to lateral right now. Just wondering, what excuses do you guys use to step out of the office to take a phone call? Obviously if its 12pm/1pm you can use the lunch excuse, but what about a call at 4pm? 24
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+2Firm Visits: Must and Musn't Dos?Hello monkeys, So the investment club I'm currently a part of in my university has a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank visits in a few days. My question is, as a...24
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+2Biotech IB... top groups/offices?Hi everyone, I am a sophomore about to start at a boutique which covers mainly Biotech. I was wondering if anyone had any insights into the strongest offices for Biotech IB. I already tried to search through other topics on this site, but all answers were either relatively old (2009 or older)...23
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+2Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore?Everytime family and friends ask, why Investment Banking? What is your answer to not sound like a greedy money career whore? I know that in the end it is not important what they think about you, but still I would like them to understand how this business is not the reason why kids in africa...22
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+2Would you work for a family office?3 years into my current gig at an equity L/S fund (started out of undergrad) that's getting hit with redemptions so I'm looking to get out ASAP. I am weighing a few options at the moment: (i) MM PE associate, 2 funds with total AUM 500MM-1B range. Good comp package offered and solid...19
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+2Entity Sale to Avoid Reassessed TaxHey guys hope everyone's week is rounding out well. I'm looking at a multifamily deal in the midwest. I'm reviewing someone's underwriting on the deal and they don't bump taxes for the sale. When I spoke to them on this they said it's common practice in the market...18
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+33rd year Harvard Medical School student thinking about high finance transition- am I being realisitc?Hello- As the title states I am currently in medical school and have recently been seriously reconsidering my future as a doctor. I will make this as brief as possible as I know we both are very busy individuals. Background- 24 y.o male Biomedical engineer @ top 25...18
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+2M&A Interview Preparation, are these topics considered advanced and therefore, given my background, unlikely?Hi guys, you have been helping me a lot and I really do appreciate. I have lots of M&A Interviews lining up (europe) and already covered a lot of topics I'd say. There are some I did not do yet since they appeared to be pretty advanced and I wanna know whether you also consider them...17
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+2Business idea for the summer, ideas you wish you had started when in universityI know this isn't the first topic of its kind, but the others are quite old and times change. As the title says, I would like to pick your minds for some business ideas. The reason being that a local CF boutique just f*cked me and canceled my <span...15
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+2You do not need to know what EBITDA isNow I believe that you can get into investment banking without knowing what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span> is. This sounds totally...13
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+2Waterfall Distribution with multiple inflows and outflowsLooking for help to calculate and create an excel model for LP and GP distributions on a quarterly basis considering LPs may come at different times over the period during the first year. Hurdle rate of 8% and anything above that is split 80 to the LPs and 20 to the GP.10
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+2Baruch students beat targets in trading competition at MITSaw an article on WSJ earlier today, basically highlights how kids from Baruch's program won over kids from targets (Harvard, Wharton, etc) in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...10
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...91 month 8 hours ago
+2Coach buying Kate Spade Coach said it would buy Kate Spade for $2.4 billion as it look to tap the popularity of Kate Spade's satchels and totes among millennials. (About 60% customers of KS are millennials) The offer was $18.50 per share, a 9% premium from Kate Spade's Friday close. KS got >15% of its...8
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...13 weeks 1 day ago
+4Top Public SchoolsWhat are the some public universities that you think deserve a ounce of respect? How do the rest you who went to target schools view these graduates? Both upper tier and middle tier schools welcome for discussion. Examples: UT Austin Michigan Penn State UVA UCLA Berkeley UNC Texas...74
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+2Google CEO Gets Nine-Figure Pay Package According to this Bloomberg [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/alphabet-loves-google-ceo-so-much-he-gets-hundreds-of-millions), Google's CEO took home nearly $200 Million in 2016. This isn't his first time taking home a nine figure salary either; he's...27
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+2Traffic could become a thing of the pastWhenever I'm on the road, the one thing I absolutely <strong> hate </strong> to encounter is traffic. It looks like not only is Elon Musk planning to go to Mars and improve green energy, but now he wants to solve traffic as well. Elon's new company *The Boring Company*...22
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...204 months 3 weeks ago
+1Is 60K enough to live off of working in NYC?Looking at about 60K base with potential of 5-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> year end bonus. Do you think its possible? If so, how frugally would I have to live?19
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+2Top IS Analyst salaryCurious what is base/bonus like for an Analyst with top brokerages team? For example, An analyst on a Spies or Stacom in NYC? They are doing billion dollar transactions like hot cakes so I would guess they make decent. I know the typical salary for Analysts are like 45-55K with vary bonuses. 19
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+1High School Student Seeking Path Into Investment BankingHi Guy, Im 16 years old nearly 17 and from Australia. I am wanting to study finance in America but I want to know the target universities I can get into with a 3.7 GPA and about a 1380 SAT score? Also would you recommend to do accounting as a subject rather than legal studies in my final year...19
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+1Middle Office to Front Office in Sales & TradingHi everyone, new here and looking for some advice on how to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span>. To give you my background, I have a bachelors degree in finance...16
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+1Deciding between an MS Finance from Georgetown or MS Finance from Indiana, before applying to MBA ProgramsI'm currently deciding between Georgetown and Indiana for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> in Finance. I'm on the road 4-5 days a week as a travelling consultant so both of these programs being...15
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+1Am I Lying to Myself?Hi all, I currently work for a Financial Advising Wirehouse in Orange County, California. The team I intern for has about $650AUM divided between 2 FA's and a CSA. The life of every FA in this office seems pretty sweet. Averaging maybe 35-40 hour work weeks, assuming a comfortable salary...15
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+1Eastern ConsolidatedAnyone have any thoughts/info about Eastern Consolidated (reputation, hours, culture, etc.) in NYC? 15
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+1How to lateral from FIG to TMT over summer?Got my summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> group allocation today; <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1Internal move from back office to front office after doing the CFA?I have spoken to various hedge fund and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> employees and they have all recommended that I take a <span...13
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+1Investment Banking GPAMy GPA is currently a 3.549, I know mathematically that rounds to a 3.55 but not to a 3.6. What's the protocol for IB Resumes? I feel like a 3.6 would open a lot more doors than a 3.55. I do a ton of networking, but I feel like I will get passed over because of my GPA at many places.13
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+1WUSTL MSF Class of 2018Hey Guys, I just got accepted into the MSF program at WUSTL and have a few questions for anyone who either recently got accepted into the program or anyone who is currently going through/ finished the program. Where did you live? Is it possible to land and complete an internship during...12
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+1Industry Research - What do you use?Fellow Monkeys, what do you use for industry research? Free or not. IBIS, firstresearch, bloomberg, CapIQ, freedonia? I've seen a few IBIS reports that were pretty well put together. I've heard a license for them can be expensive though. Anyone know what a typical corporate license...12
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+1CFA not in banking industryHello. My background is in Finance and Accounting. Although, I have a small background in Accounting. My long term goal is to work as a CFO. But I'd like to take the following path since I am currently in FP&A...I'm thinking Controller (I have no CPA though)...if I get <span...12
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+1Senior Acquisitions Analyst CompA friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to...12
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+1Have ER Offer; Can't decide if I should take itOk fellas, I have a dilemma. Short of it is I've been offered a senior associate gig at a very well reputed research shop here in town, and I can't decide if I should take it. Part of this is just talking myself through it I guess, but hoping other people might have some outside,...12
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+1Which Role?If you had to choose between the following 3 options, which would you choose? Assume the comp is similar. The bonus varies from 10% to discretionary. Assume the ultimate goal is to own and operate a portfolio of small to medium multifamily real estate while working full time by day. <span...12
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+1Is two years of IB the best way to start off?When you enter into investment banking you have 2 years of nonstop powerpoint, excel, and communication. You learn to get the job done no matter and to have fortitude, among other things. During those two years you are a learning machine, but for a narrow group of subtopics which may have 1)...11
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+1Background Check Transcript Verification for InternshipI got a verbal offer from a F500 company for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Obviously, to begin the background check, I had to sign a "FCRA Disclosure and Authorization Form",...11
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+1Nashville Tax Re-assessmentsLooking at one of the threads below, this reminded me of a current deal I'm working on. I'm underwriting a multifamily deal in Nashville right now, and going through the due diligence found that the taxes were going up this year from $76k to $180k. That's the biggest increase...11
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+1Did I screw up on my MSF choice??I can't help but to second guess my decision. I feel like I royally f*cked up. I'm coming from a top 20 school on the West Coast (think UC Berkeley, Stanford) but want to get back East. I have family in both Boston and NYC and my goal is to get into banking as an analyst. I...10
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+1BB IBD vs Tier 2 consulting for summer internship?Hi, if one had the goal of going <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> for FT, which would be a better move for one's junior <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+1Why is HR asking about my GPA?I received an email from HR regarding an M&A internship at a large media corporation I'm really interested in. He asked for answers to a few questions before deciding if I'm chosen for an interview next week. One of the questions was what my GPA is. I clearly stated it on my...10
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+1Snap Q1 EarningsHello monkeys, As you guys might have known already, Snap just reported its first quarterly financial results. And boy oh boy, all these short sellers are making a killing. Suffice to say, Snap screwed up. Shares are down more than 25 percent in after-hours <span...9
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+1WSO Caption Contest - May 5th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...8
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+1Masters Graduate From Russia I hold a Specialist(<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>) degree from Russia in finance. Worked in Gazprom moved to US to develop myself in the language and my career. I went to Altai State Technical and I'm...8
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+1Managing an Intern: What are you looking for?Title is pretty self-explanatory. I don't work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, but wanted to get perspective from other finance disciplines. When you are...8
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+1DCF Analysis: Why do we use an unlevered Free Cash Flow to Firm, but discount it with the WACC (Levered)?So the title is basically my question. We use the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-weighted-average-cost-of-capital-WACC">WACC</a></span> to discount the <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1Was that interview experience normal?good evening monkeys, I had an interview a few days ago for an IB internship position, and the first step was a case study. I've been on the hunt to land IB for a while now (like a lot of you guys) and worked on the modeling/valuation aspects a bunch of times over the past few...8
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+1What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?8
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+1MM PE GPA RequirementI know that this topic has been discussed in the past, but how would a 3.6 GPA (semi-target top 20 university) coupled with a MM PE internship coming from a well respected MM IB position me for MM PE recruiting?8
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+1How do these offers compare?Hey guys, I've cast such a wide net trying to lateral I have some very different standing offers. I'd appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts. I'm currently a research associate at a small to mid cap <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Offer rescinded, need serious helpI was doing a post-grad internship at a boutique valuation firm, and I received and accepted an offer at a PE FoF. I informed my work I accepted another offer and would be leaving, and as I was leaving the office the last day, I received word my offer at the FoF was rescinded. After accepting...7
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+1Associate Compensation at Meridian Capital / JLLCan someone please provide me some insight as to what all-in comp looks like as an associate in the CRE brokerage group at a company like Meridian or JLL? Also, how does this differ from investment sales? I am exploring a role at one of these firms now and am not really sure what to expect...7
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+1S&T Analyst/Associate --> MBA --> IBD Associate Is this possible? Assuming I do my analyst/associate stint in sales at top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> ?7
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+1Breaking into London Investment Banking as an International studentI have been a WSO reader for a long time and I am heading to UK for undergrad this september to do my undergrad in economics and finance at a strong semi target university. Due to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa"...7
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+1Need Help On Best Way To Prepare For A Global Macro Fund (Macro P.M. input wanted)I am a student who is really interested in global macro and whose dream job would be to be at a global macro hedge fund in an investment analyst role and where I could have the potential to act in an idea generation capacity. I have looked online and found some stuff, but all the stuff I found...7
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+1Tudor Pickering Holt & Co - Current Perception of O/G GroupI'm trying to find some more current information on the firm. I know they focus primarily on A&D in upstream but what is the culture like? Prestige in Houston? Exit Ops? Salary?6
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+1How can I leverage this?A friend of mine told me his uncle "buys and sells" companies and works in NY. So I look him up on LinkedIn and..... HES A MANAGING DIRECTOR @ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>...6
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+1 training meal reimbursement Do most banks pay for meals while Full time employees (from non NYC offices) are in New York Cityfor new hire training?6
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+1What exactly is JP Morgan's corporate analyst program?Hi all, this is probably going to sound incredibly stupid of me, but I don't have much experience in the banking industry as my major is physics. I've been "offered" (haven't applied but verbal offer) a place on <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Citi Early Identification Program Has anyone heard back regarding the Early Identification Program in terms of next steps aside from the forms/registration?6
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+1GID DevelopmentWSOers, does anyone have familiarity with GID (General Investment & Development) and specifically the NYC office of their Development Group? Curious about their reputation/working there. Thanks6
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+1Leaving investment banking job after 2 monthsI'm currently a new analyst in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> that has just completed my firms training program. We have an atypical start date. I am about to receive...6
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+1Will BB IBD consider hedge fund experience any relevant?Will <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Computer Science or Math/Economics degree to break in as a Quant?Alright guys I am a community college student who got accepted to Brown University for Computer Science, and also University of Pennsylvania for Computer Science also. For Math/Economics I got accepted to UCLA and for Computer Science/Business Administration I got accepted to USC. 1. I was...6
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+1Need help narrowing down which banks to prioritize in recruitingHi all, I'm a sophomore at a semi-target and a long-time lurker on this forum that's gearing up for IB recruiting in the fall. I've already been reaching out to alumni in the industry and have attended some corporate presentations, but I still feel like I can't narrow my...6
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+1I got asked these 2 Mental Math Questions during a M&A Interview, how do I actually solve them in my head?Today I had my first <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib interview</a></span> which went pretty well until these 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1All debt buyoutHi all - posting this in PE because I used to work in PE and you guys are better modelers than Corp types. Doing buyout model work for a firm that has a large revolver facility. They can do small to medium size deals of say $30-$150m entirely with revolver funds, so no equity check up front. ...6
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+1Where and how often do you get laid in NYC?Pretty simple question, what's the best way? What's your strategy? Only for single warriors (gonna spend 1 month in NYC) 6
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+1Looking for Advice - Worth it to get my CPA if my interest is IB/PE?Hi WSO, I am currently a Junior accounting major at a non-target looking to work full time in IB/PE upon graduation, depending on what offers I can wrangle up. I have spoken with a few non-IB/PE folks (Fixed-Income, Lawyers w/ CPAs, etc.) and am trying to decide if I should get my CPA upon...5
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+1Anyone read The Alchemist?I've read the book once and am reading it again. It has really changed my life. I have always wanted to become a doctor, but after reading it, I realized that my true desire in life is to make it rich on Wall Street. So I quit trying to become a doctor, and am now trying to get into a top...5
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+1How are we looking on the IBD job front?Currently seeing a lot of posting for MDs at boutiques and MMs. Typical Associate/Junior VP offerings from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/michael-page" target="_blank">Michael Page</a></span>/Shebly J. and the other usual...5
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+1USC vs. EmoryI currently am a freshman at Emory but I'm thinking of transferring to USC because I would like to work on the West Coast. I would assume I have a better shot at getting into west coast banking coming from USC rather than Emory. Any thoughts?5
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+1Newbie Questions for college studentHello, I am new to this site and decided to ask a few questions. I am a sophomore finance student interested in IB. 1.) what should i learn/study on my own for IB? I find myself having plenty of extra time outside of class. 2.) Should i be focusing on one industry for my studies? I know that...5
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+1Level of complexity in TMT group or pure Tech IBD?I've heard that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span> and pure tech <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Exit Opps for M&A ConsultingHey everyone, I'm currently working as an Associate out of undergrad at a Big 4 firm in the M&A Consulting practice. Basically, the group does a lot of pre-deal work (Private equity due diligence) and execution work as well (Carveout management, integration management --- lots of...5
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+1What is UC Berkeley's reputation/level of prestige in SoCal? (Compared to UCLA & USC)Hi all, I got Regents Scholar invitation from UC Berkeley and UCLA. I also got an admit from USC. At USC, I was admitted into their UG business program (Marshall). At Berkeley, I'd be pre-Haas, with economics as a backup. At UCLA, I'd be doing business econ. My goal is investment...5
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+1Opinions of Living in HoustonSo recently I have been offered a position at a bank in Houston but, have read that crime is high in the city. My question is for people living in the city how is it? If I still would want to enjoy the night life the city has to offer. Also is Houston a city where you would need a car to get...5
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+1How does Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests factor into a DCF FCF calculation? What about NI from Associate CosHow does Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests factor into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1Need to learn financial modeling and accountingIn a month I will be interning at a small investment firm and need to know how to how to do different valuations for stocks. I am currently a high school senior and to be frank I don't have a clue what am I doing. Where should I start in order be able to create models for stock valuations?...5
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+1Getting into investment banking 2 years after graduating? Since graduating last September I have worked in consulting and most recently I have done an investment banking internship at an elite boutique. I am struggling to leverage this internship into a full time position in investment banking. My plan is to work in an unrelated field for a...4
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+1Should I reach out to people in my group before I start?Starting as a SA in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> in June. Talked a few people during group placement but not really close with anyone there. Should I reach out to other...4
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+1Resume Help (Professional in IB Industry)WSO is filled with resume examples to help you land an entry level position in Investment Banking. However, I'm struggling with writing my resume now that I'm in the industry. I have three questions: 1.) What are things to include on my resume? 2.) What are thing to avoid...4
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+1Capital Advisory/Placement QuestionHey guys - maybe I am missing something, but this week I was trying to figure something out regarding real estate PE/capital market groups. To provide some context and focus, we are specifically talking about providing the service of identifying equity capital sources, ultimately resulting in...3
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+1Early and mid career moves to become a PMSince college, I've harbored the aspiration to become a PM in a macro fund. I had a bit of an interruption to this for personal reasons (and ended up in investment banking). I'm now back in macro research in a non-entry level role, but still relatively junior. I was wondering if...3
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+1Fintech valuationsMorning all, Quick question for anyone with experience in fintech or early-stage <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span> company valuations. What are the relevant multiples...3
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+1BB S&T Superdays Does anyone have good markets questions from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> S&T super days? Not like "what's going on in the markets": I want some super hard...3
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+1Ressources to fully understand CAPM and BetaHey Guys, I know that some Bankers during Interviews are not satisfied with just knowing that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-capital-asset-pricing-model-capm">CAPM</a></span> is a way to calculate the cost of...3
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+1AM Interview - Help with Bank Stock PitchFound out yesterday I have an in-person interview for a long-only mutual fund as a research analyst for financials and industrials, in which I'll meet the team and then give a stock pitch on a bank that fits their investment profile (micro-to-mid-cap). The interview is on the 15th, and...2
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+1Sr. Financial Analyst (Really a Revenue Analyst) at Media/Entertainment Company - Career Options, Where to Go From Here?Background: I’m currently living and working in NYC making $80k with up to 12% potential bonus as a Sr. Financial Analyst in Ad Sales Finance at a major TV media company (i.e. Fox, NBC Universal, Discovery Communications, Viacom) coming up on 6 years of various work experience. My career...2
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+1Can I get hired as a BTA at Deloitte with these credentials? Any advice? (low GPA, high major GPA, lots of ECs)Hi everyone! I'm currently a rising college senior at a public university on the east coast (Graduation date May 2018). I'll try to give you as much detail as possible about this situation.. I was a troubled student my freshman year and beginning of my sophomore year. I struggled a lot...2
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+1Prospecting prospecting prospecting: How to grow financial advisor practiceANYONE LOOKING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN GROWING A WEALTH MANAGEMENT PRACTICE - YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO PROSPECT. Most advisors know they need to prospect. Most advisors don't do it. Nine out of ten new advisors leave the business within three years. I am 27 years old and very successful because I...2
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+1Snap, crackle...drop<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]"He’s a seller/fking a" — That’s the five-word text that got <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span> trader...1
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+1GROUPME - Goldman Sachs 2017 Undergraduate Camp (NYC/Jersey City)If you will be attending the event for Jersey City (same thing as NYC), please comment below or send me a message and we'll add you to our GroupMe! 1
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+1Asians in TechnologyConsidering the CEOs of tech giants Google and Microsoft are both Indians, do you guys think Asians face less discrimination and have more opportunities to climb up the corporate ladder in technology compared to finance?1
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+1The Top Four Metals to Trade WithThere are a total of 118 known elements on the periodic table. Those elements are further classified into three further sub divisions, namely base metals, precious metals and rare earth metals. Off these metals gold, silver, platinum, palladium and copper are commercially viable. In this...1
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+1Who you are vs What you think the world thinks you are - JRE interview w/ Guy Ritchie Great interview w/ director Guy Ritchie, the best part starts at about 16:50 and goes on for about ~15min. definitely worth a listen. Talks about self perception, confidence, taking ownership, etc. The way he explains it and ties it in with the themes of life and his own story telling is pretty...1
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+1Tech/Software PE interview - 48h crash courseI got invited for an interview with a Vista Equity-type tech PE for an associate position. The fund is quite sizeable and mostly invests in software and technology companies. Truth be told, I'm not an expert in the space (esp. software, a bit more familiar with tech/hardware) as during...1
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+1Anyone have a complex 3 statement financial model they can share? Need a model to track more complex changes in the financial statements. Changing job functions & need to brush up.1
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+1Hop hop and away<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote] “It’s a bit confusing because one is a letter and one is a number”—Elon Musk on how Tesla avoided having its model names spell S. E. X. Apparently S, 3, X (and now Y) is much more...06 days 2 hours ago
+1A proverb about investment banking.. what do you think about?A young lad buys a donkey for £100 - but when the farmer delivers it - the donkey is dead and the farmer has spent the money so there is no return of the price paid. "I'll take it anyway and raffle it" says the boy. “You can’t raffle a dead donkey" says the farmer....03 hours 42 min 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...473 months 3 weeks ago
+1Just Graduated, no Job, help. Hello, so I'm just graduating from a non-target in the south. I have previous internship experience in commodities in New York, but I want to move into investment banking sector. I've applied to 60+ jobs and I keep hearing rejections, not moving forward with my application. I've...11
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+1EVERY meal I eat is at a restaurant or delivery, you? Ok not <em>every</em> meal, but 90% of my lunch and dinners, even some breakfasts. I HATE cooking, love eating out + who has the time to cook. As i mentioned in my last post i'm a rising 26 year old, i've been doing this since I started in finance (4 years ago) and...7
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+1CapIQ Screen Request -- Urgent!!! Hi All, Need help fast! Any help is appreciated. Trying to get a company screen for USA based fintech and ecommerce startups that have raised less than $10mm. Hoping to get the following data: -Company name -Description -Location of company -Amount Raised -Investors -Key people...7
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+1Analyst did not like the way I network - Thoughts?.......................................................................................................5
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+1Commiseration 2017Graduate in a month and still no job lined up? This thread is for you. Share your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/elite-boutique-hours-culture">horror stories</a></span> of your job search to make yourself feel better. Or just vent because...2
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+32018 SA Superdays This Week - Jefferies & JPM (Houston)Sophomore at TAMU, heard there are Superdays at both the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP...40
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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...27
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+2Do you guys wear you work clothes to bars or clubs?When you get out late, do you guys go home to change or go straight to the bar or club? I'm asking because I wouldn't want my work clothes to get stained.23
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+1Share instances where networking did not helpHave there been instances where extensive networking did not help you for recruiting, particularly for SA? Did you ever get coffee in person to no avail? I'm heading into SA 2018 recruiting very soon, and even though I attend a top target, my GPA is definitely going to drag me. I've...11
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+2What makes the "Always Be Closing" scene from Glengarry Glen Ross so special?I can't wrap my head around what makes the scene so good. Baldwin just seems to be ridiculing the salesman as if it's supposed to help. The only part that makes sense to me is when he tells them that "2nd place gets a set of steak knives, 3rd place gets fired." Other than...6
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0Can you share your pitch?Greetings- for those that cold call. Can you share you pitch....once you get owner of the company on the phone? In terms of when you are sourcing a deal.1
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0Northeastern University D'amore-McKim School of BusinessWas curious as to Northeastern University D'amore-McKim School of Business presence on the Street. I am a high school senior, and I am considering majoring in Finance and Accounting at Northeastern, and was wondering whether it would be enough to land me an IB or <span...1
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0What is the best boutique bank and why?<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>? PJT? What do you think is the best boutique and why? And similarly, if you could work at any of them, which would it be?1
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0Selling Original IELTS Certificates OnlineWe sell high quality and original diplomas, school certificates,degrees, masters, doctorates TOEIC / TOEFL & IELTS certificates / French Diplomas and many others. We deal with all types of certificates and diplomas of all country. We also provide registration of these certificates in the...05 days 7 hours ago
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+1I was looking at some Associates at Lazard....A lot of them came from Harvard Law school--more than other IB's. I wonder why? A number of these <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> fuckers worked in a top law firm for a few years after law school, and then...10
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0use an offer I don't have to leverage?I claimed that I have an offer which I dont. And I use this to leverage for an interview for anthoer firm. I provided the screenshot (sped). Will this be found out? Will HR call each other?3
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+3So Investment Bankers, how is it?Knowing I couldn't secure an IB internship I know it will not happen now and I continuously dream about it. Seriously, how amazing is it? Every morning, you wake up to the sunrise and make your way to work. You're in your $2000 suit and you turn eyes when walking down the street....18
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+1Why would someone not go into IB because of "work-life balance?"1. Yeah you work 100 hours a week but at least you're sitting down, I feel like it's a comfortable job. 2. $150,000 your first year and $50,000 goes to a nice apartment, people here over exaggerate the cost of living in NY 3. You have access to the the most successful people in...9
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