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+98Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...1333 hours 29 min ago
+55I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc... Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...571 day 10 hours ago
+29A Letter to a ChimpDear My Little Chimp, Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you...3636 min 34 sec ago
+19AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...466 hours 15 min ago
+142018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> sophomore banking internship. Don't worry all the hard work will...636 hours 8 min ago
+15What's the worst that can happen?Hey boys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...911 hour 26 min ago
+11AMA: London L/S + event-driven analystHey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London HFs...448 hours 58 min ago
+11Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...853 hours 17 min ago
+8Drinks for getting shmacked Hey boys, If you have only ONE HOUR to get absolutely dinkered, what is your go to drink? My go to: 151 with a twist of lime. Always have one of these puppies sleeping in the desk.842 hours 30 min ago
+8Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 days 19 hours ago
+10To All The Future Investment Banking ProspectsHope everyone is having a great day so far. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and write a post for all the monkeys still in school hoping to pursue a career in investment banking and the monkeys who are currently interviewing and on the job hunt. I am currently in my third year as an...72 days 22 hours ago
+7Treated like Garbage in an InterviewI was wondering if anyone else has had an experience where you were treated like garbage in an interview or job search. A while back I had an interview, and the first thing the employer told me, right off the bat was, "We're not going to hire you." I thought to myself, ok......216 days 31 min ago
+6Lonzo Ball - NBA Summer League MVPTo my complete surprise, Lonzo Ball was named the NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) MVP last night so I want to hear from my fellow monkeys: Is Lonzo Ball really going to be something special in the NBA? Did he actually deserve to win the MVP, albeit other great performances? Why has he worn...8320 min 39 sec ago
+6TEXAS: A place for investment banking?Monkeys, How is live and study in cities such as Dallas or Houston for investment banking? My goal is to work there after my MSF. As an international student, I would like to hear more about given my interest in UTA MSF. No NYC for the high cost of living/house etc. Pure American...612 days 2 hours ago
+7Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for coffee today and it didn't really go well. Some preface: this was my first time meeting someone above...551 day 8 hours ago
+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...485 days 16 hours ago
+7Are rich people ruining America?Hey monkeys, Just like the title says, [are rich people ruining America?](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/opinion/how-we-are-ruining-america.html) The article claims that the future potential of the children of low-income Americans are being diminished by upper-middle-class...10722 hours 51 min ago
+5If I offer $12,000 to Georgetown in my essay, will they accept me?I really want to go to Georgetown for some reason, something about the name idk. It's really prestigious too, it places a lot of folks into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...872 days 3 hours ago
+5Late nights and early mornings. How do you get through the days? And what's your take on exercise? Not going to complain that I've been working 80-100 hour work weeks (because I don't) however I haven't been getting the best of sleep and was wondering how do you get through the day? Coffee/Tea? Nootropics? Drugs? Big breakfast? Also how does this affect your gym schedule?...7016 hours 41 min ago
+4What is your Major/Area of study?I am very interested to see what kind of educational backgrounds this site holds, I am engineering. 619 min 15 sec ago
+4Community College + Computer Science = No Chance?Hey WSO! I've enrolled in my CC this upcoming Fall. I'm going to transfer to Clemson (or maybe UIUC if I can get in) to finish my degree in Computer Science after competing my Associates degree (science). I was accepted to Clemson but couldn't attend due to financial reasons. I...463 days 1 hour ago
+4Top Cities For Venture Capital In The US and Internationally? Bit curious as to what you all view as the top VC markets in the US/Internationally currently? In the US, I'd assume that the San Francisco Bay Area is the top but what other major cities do you see as hotbeds for lots of activity right now? Also looking on towards the future, what are some...3315 hours 45 min ago
+4How do/did you handle being "the intern"?Before I start I want to say 2 things. First my team does like me, I know this for a fact, they like the work I do and like going out for drinks after work. Second is I have been around "chirping" before, I've grown up playing hockey, so I have been around locker room talk all my...311 day 14 hours ago
+4AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at pre-IPO tech startupHi everyone - WSO has been a tremendously helpful part of my career planning process over the past few years & I wanted to give back. I've been in this role for about a year now. Previously was in <span class='keyword_link'><a...273 days 16 hours ago
+42017 Football (Soccer) Transfer WindowFor those who keep up with the world of football, what are your opinions on the current transfer window? So far it's been open for three weeks now and we've already seen some major signings such as: **Romelu Lukaku** (Everton to Manchester United) - £75 million **Alexandre...182 hours 29 min ago
+4Time to Put Aside Brand LoyaltySan Francisco startup 'Brandless' is selling brandless foods and household staples exclusively online. Everything from peanut butter to agave nectar will be priced at $3. Perhaps Brandless will succeed in helping you abandon your brand loyalty. [quote] The business model: Cut out...145 days 23 hours ago
+5Historic Tax CreditsHas anyone worked with Historic Tax credits on distressed/value-add deals? I'm curious, what is the federal "tax credit" that the developer receives? Since there are no federal level property taxes, and most development shops are pass-through LLCs, does it effect the individual...52 days 21 hours ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...44 months 4 weeks ago
+3What Advice Would You Tell Yourself When You Were in University?Hello WSOers, If you could give one piece of advice to your small balled freshman self going into university or early into your career, what would it be? Shed some knowledge you learned from your experiences, and let the young bucks on this website learn more from this post than they did...5319 min 45 sec ago
+4Would it have mattered if Trump stuck to his words? [quote]Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to...483 hours 38 min ago
+3Best legal adderallTitle basically says it all, just looking for something to give me a boost when coffee doesn't cut it.4711 min 38 sec ago
+3Accidentally misspelled Lazard as Lizerd on my cover letter please help!It was around 11:00 at night when I was mass cold emailing EBs and I was really tired, and I forgot to specifically review the cover letter for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> and misspelled it as Lizerd because I...434 days 4 hours ago
+3Found a spreadsheet with everyone's compI found an unprotected spreadsheet on a shared drive that was compiled by the HR manager. It contains 2015 base salaries and 2014 bonuses paid in 1Q15 for everyone in my business unit. It also contains comp info for everyone in another business unit that was recently sold where I used to work....374 days 19 hours ago
+3My List of SchoolsHey guys, So basically I'm applying to undergrad schools this year and will be applying for the school of business in some schools. Can you guys go over my stats and see if this is a good list and suggest some additional schools? I'm not asking for a chance thread, just some helpful...365 hours 22 min ago
+3Why is GS Now Allowing Some of Its Employees to Dress Casually?This morning Reuters reported ([http://www.reuters.com/article/us-goldman-sachs-technology-idUSKBN19Y17J]) that in an attempt to attract and retain tech talent, Goldman Sachs is relaxing its dress code for their employees in the technology division. This was one of the first moves made by the...265 days 2 hours ago
+3Construction Management?I'm thinking on taking a couple CM courses or even getting a certificate in it as I really want to learn more about the industry as I am currently in a Construction type environment at my current RE firm. Also, I feel it can be incredibly useful for investing in small multifamily on my...201 hour 23 min ago
+3Where are all the Structured Finance monkeys? Working in structured finance groups (like Structured Credit Trading, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-collateralized-debt-obligation-CDO">CDO</a></span> Securitization at Goldman) was probably one of the most lucrative...172 days 58 min ago
+3What are the chances for an Asian international student for IBD?Hello Monkeys, I just wanted to ask if my chances of making it into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> as an Asian international student were okay or not. It's my...171 day 8 hours ago
+3Do bankers ever mess around together late at nightSince bankers stay up late at work and often don't have much time outside of work. Do they turn to each for release and some pleasure? Any stories?161 day 13 hours ago
+3Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inboxEveryone knows Facebook, the social media platform that boasts billions of active members. Well it turns out Facebook on it's way to monetize it's user-base, has reached the messenger app. According to this article by TechCrunch; [quote] Over the next month, Facebook will gradually...155 days 8 hours ago
+3Why is the Investment Banking division important for the bank?Hi guys, I know what investment banking is about, but how would you explain the importance this division has for the bank? Why is it so important? I know it isn't only because of profits, but what else? This was a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1339 sec ago
+3Netflix Stand-Up SpecialsList your favorite Netflix stand-up specials. -Ari Shaffir just dropped a 2-part special today. He actually recorded it before he went on his hiatus from society. -Dave Chapelle’s new 2-part special is a fucking gem. Dude is so real and non-PC, but not trying to be edgy about it. We...522 hours 40 min ago
+2Recent MBA Grad, Literally Can't Even Get An InterviewDidn't get an offer at the end of the summer. Have been recruiting ever since. Worked in PE before school, so I tried private equity firms - apparently I have too much experience for another Associate role, and too little for a Senior Associate role - and investment banking roles at...262 days 4 hours ago
+2Coin Flipped 3 times interview questionIf you flip 3 coins and I tell you that you got at least one heads, what's the probability that all three came up heads? I came up with 2 different answers to this question depending how you interrupt knowing that one is a heads.242 days 19 min ago
+2Is there a point networking after applying?Is there a point in trying to network with a bank if you already submitted your application online already?243 days 39 min ago
+2Likelihood of a Recession by 2018I'm interested to see what the consensus is here on whether we'll be hit by a recession by 2018. If not by 2018, then when? Would also be interested to hear what people think will be the catalyst. 235 days 3 hours ago
+2help with fcf and nwcwhen calculating <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span>, why do you just add/subtract back changes in networking capital without multiplying it by the tax rate...2316 hours 46 min ago
+2Dear investment bankers: Would you befriend me? (advice needed, please)I am really debating myself whether IB is a suitable career path for me. I love the idea of working hard, learning 24/7, and using every bit of my neurons to produce high quality works that may help my firm win that lucrative deal. I am a technical guy with solid finance knowledge, some decent...2321 hours 54 min ago
+2Best Koru result?Since it seems like a lot of banks (Citi, DB, WB) are using Koru to vet applicants, and we can see our Koru results, what do y'all think the best thing to get from it is? Does it vary by bank? http://www.joinkoru.com/koru-7/ for descriptions of each result. Personally, I would think...214 hours 55 min ago
+3Are Ponzi Schemes really that bad?In all honesty, we're paying our investors just using a different method and style. I don't why everyone is overreacting.201 day 20 hours ago
+2Will HR rescind an offer because of this?Background: 4th year student delaying graduation to december 2018 to try for summer 2018 SA recruiting. a lot of people i have reached out to have questioned why i am delaying the graduation, and i of course dont say its to get another shot at recruiting. Going forward: One alum at a...193 days 9 hours ago
+2TSA plans to make their Security System more EfficientI know many of us dread those awful long waits at the airport caused by security screens -- especially if you are an avid traveler. That is why I was glad to see this in the news: [the TSA is amping up their...1940 min 13 sec ago
+2Should a "non-target" undergrad be doing CFA L1 in Asia/Mid-east?Hello WSO, I got interested in CFA. I have been networking a lot. Not with direct BB bankers but with people in Finance industry in DUBAI. They all recommended me to do CFA while I am graduating. Is it worth the time+effort+money for a certification? I am from a "non-semi-target"...192 days 11 hours ago
+2Monk Straps - How does your office feel about these?Title pretty much says it all. Just trying to see if monk strap shoes are still considered to be solid choice. 185 hours 25 min ago
+2I have to go to academia and I hate it (advice needed) Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker and happy to be here Before anything, I just want to point out that I'm not a troll so please don't treat me like one I'm an undergrad (finished my studies last year) in a third world country. last year I applied to most high...131 day 16 hours ago
+2Tech Firm Corp Finance Interview Question: How can you allocate resources of developers to various productsHi All, I was asked a question in Tech firm corp finance role. The interviewer asked how i can allocate software engineers resources to various prod. say why should we invest more engineers to this product and less to another prod. Thank you for all thoughts from talents here.121 day 23 hours ago
+2Dilemma: Quantitative Finance VS Finance?Hey monkeys, Freshman undergoing a dilemma right now. I was recently admitted to (arguably) the best major in an Asian target university: BSc in Quantitative Finance, and I have a choice between this and a regular BBA in Finance. Just a few pros and cons in my mind: Pros: * The former...101 day 2 hours ago
+1not sure about finance, consulting/law or diff. field within finance?Hi everyone, For some background, I grew up as a low-income Asian American female. I now attend an Ivy League and absolutely love it, and growing up poor drew me to wanting to work in finance. I was able to land an internship at a top buy-side firm after my freshman year, but find that I...101 day 16 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...93 months 1 week ago
+2The next iPhone has no Home Button?Hey monkeys, I know that we are a couple months away from the announcement of the 2017 iPhone, so just out of curiosity, I have been reading up on a [leak](https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/07/16/iphone-8-design-camera-specs-price-release/#7704b77052f4) of the next iPhone's...914 hours 51 min ago
+2Selling life insurance during college, transferrable value?I got an offer as a life insurance sales-intern for New York Life. Payment is 100% commission, but the earnings potential is above most other internship opportunities. Given that I would be selling financial packages, would this job be a great benefit to my career portfolio? I would like to work...83 days 20 hours ago
+2Harvard w/ gap yearChoosing between Harvard waitlist acceptance with a gap year requirement (z-list) that would place me in the Harvard College Class of 2022 or attending UChicago Class of 2021. Obviously Harvard is Harvard, but I have no idea what to do during a gap year, I feel like I would be wasting my time....84 hours 23 min ago
+2Kill my CVI just finished my first CV draft. I´m planning on applying for a spring week insight. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could criticise it. Also, I´m wondering if I should include that I used to tutor for free. Here it is: http://docdro.id/Ac8dSvq62 days 7 hours ago
+2University of Bristol: an underrated choice?I'm looking for an insurance in case my application at the US universities such as Vandy UT Austin etc. doesn't work. In London I'll try to apply for LSE LBS and others. But according to efinancialcareers and other rankings, University Of Bristol placed very well in IBD...62 days 13 hours ago
+2Advice for a non traditional student trying to get a start in CREI am a 34 year old senior at a non target school set to graduate in December with a degree in math/econ. I plan on landing in the Dallas area when I graduate and I want to get into CRE. My end goal, 10 or 15 years down the line, is to go off and do developments on my own. My resume is rather...51 day 23 hours ago
+2Breaking in to ManagementIt's my opinion that two of the biggest milestones in a corporate career are 1) getting your first corporate job, and 2) jumping from "individual contributor" to management. Why? These milestones both seem to require "prior experience": you can't get a job without...51 hour 1 min ago
+2WSO New York Happy Hour: Thur 7/20, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy summer, dear monkeys! Join us for the July 2017 happy hour! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. We're all very fortunate people indeed--let's drink like it! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, @...45 hours 15 min ago
+2Thank you and Goodbye WSO!:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))121 hours 34 min ago
+6In theory you never broke in, what are you now?In theory you failed all of your interviews and never landed the FT position you have today, Where are you now?621 hour 17 min ago
+4What Is Your Definition of Success or Having "Made It"?Hello monkeys, The question in the title above is pretty self-explanatory. The term success is an immensely subjective terms and I am interested to hear what the community has to say on the topic. EDIT: Personally for me, my definition of having "made it" would be becoming...511 day 2 hours ago
+3Just got back results from Ancestry and....OK I got back results from Ancestry and according to my family tree I had a black great, great, etc etc grandfather from a really long time ago. They said I am 1/16th black. Am I allowed to attend URM recruiting? I can print out the family tree and show it to recruiters but idk312 hours 24 min ago
+1Piper Jaffray 1st round SA interview hey, so PJC notified people who got 1st round interviews yesterday, and I was wondering if anyone had done a 1st round with them before and has any insights. The email said it's mostly about your background with some behavioral and technical questions. I'm mostly curious if people have...205 hours 57 min ago
+1Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)I've exhausted all of my alumni contacts and have gotten pretty good responses from them in terms of getting set up for interviews in the fall. But i wanted to better my chances by reaching out to as many shops as possible. I've cold emailed 100+ people at mm's/BBs/boutiques...191 hour 28 min ago
+1How has networking been going for you all over this summer?Have a lot of people been responding to you? How are you able to get some people's attention? Are bankers usually very busy over the summer? 191 day 5 hours ago
+1Top Broker Incentives / PoachingHey guys. Somewhat recently a top broker from our firm jumped ship to another major brokerage. Made me wonder what kind of incentives may be offered to poach a very solid producer. Is it keeping more commissions? Notoriety of being under a CBRE/JLL/Colliers banner? Are there any perquisites that...177 hours 57 min ago
+1Sent thank you letter to wrong employeeHi Guys, After my interview I accidentally sent a thank you note to the wrong person in the firm. He has the same name and my interviewer did not give me his business card so it was an honest mistake. Is this possibly damaging at all?174 days 3 hours ago
+1Thoughts on Startups after B-School?Hey monkeys, Recently ran across this article that says "more than a third of the MBA graduates at Stanford and MIT started companies within three years of their commencement". [quote] At one school after another, the rates of entrepreneurship within the three-year window are three...161 day 5 hours ago
+1How would you approach alumni on LinkedIn?Hello guys so I am basically trying to network with some alumni in order to increase my chances of securing some work experience for next summer. My method until now has been to message them introducing myself and saying that I was interested in the field they work at. However, this has not been...151 day 23 hours ago
+1Military to investment banking transition(Enlisted Version)Hello Everyone! This is my first time posting on this forum but I have been reading around for quite some time(since High School), and I have a few questions that maybe some of you with prior experience could help me get a better grasp on. Just for some background, I am currently a 22 year...153 days 2 hours ago
+2Will my poor decisions effect my chances of getting a job?Hey guys, I am a URM if thats what would you like to call me and always struggled growing up. I grew up in the Bronx and I always dreamed about always wanting to leave out the hood and become somewhat of a rich person. I want to support my family, I want to care for them like how they cared for...144 days 1 hour ago
+1Prospective MSF Student Profile - Low GMAT score Hey everyone! I'm going to be entering my last semester of undergrad this fall and will also be applying to MSF programs. I took my first practice <span class='keyword_link'><a...141 day 5 hours ago
+1BMW 428iWhy is the 428i (specifically the gran coupe) so cheap? It seems like a pretty cool car but looks to cost a lot less than other models.141 day 22 hours ago
+1Why would a Private Equity Firm go Public? (Blackstone, KKR)From my understanding, a Private Equity firm's only revenue streams are its management fees and carried interest. As a firm, what is the purpose of going public? Can you use the stock proceeds to create another fund, collect mgmt fees, increase the company's value, and continue the cycle?142 days 6 hours ago
+1How would you grade Obama's presidency?Any metric scale is fine (A-F, 1-10, 1-100, etc.). His approval ratings are obviously positive at this point, but I am curious to hear some monkeys' thoughts about his administration and its legacy. Just to get the ball rolling, these are a few questions that I think are relevant: What...142 days 20 hours ago
+1PE vs HF L/S equity - which one is harder to excel in?Hi all, I am coming from PE background (associate now after 5 years experience) and am considering my options to continue with PE or move into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...123 days 7 hours ago
+1interview - tradingMsg for details.. Need to add more characters..... Need to add more characters..... Need to add more characters.....1222 hours 51 min ago
+1Non-Bank LendingCan anyone give their insight into the world of nonbank lending. We are seeing a rise of all these companies such as RXR Starwood and Moinian getting into this playing field since banks are becoming more regulated. My question would be why these companies see lending as attractive. Is earning...122 days 17 hours ago
+1Citi Phone ScreenCan someone please give any tips on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> phone screen? I'm a liberal arts student (Econ) and don't know how heavy they are going to be on technicals and what not. 111 day 7 hours ago
+1So what happens if I didnt get a return offerSituation: Interned freshman summer at small IB, but didnt get return offer, probably because I sucked ass. For junior SA recruiting, if they ask why I didn't return to that bank for sophomore summer, should I say I didnt get a return offer b/c it was my first business internship ever so i...113 days 11 hours ago
+1Getting Noticed with a High GPA from a Non-TargetHello, I just finished up my first year with a 3.9 GPA as a quantitative finance (hardest major at school) and math double major. I didn't get the best grades early on in HS and ended up at a non-target school (top 50 business school) despite high SAT scores, and worry about my chances...111 day 12 hours ago
+1Real Estate internshipI am going into my junior year at a small liberal arts school and want to go into CRE and maybe REPE. I already have an internship at a top residential <span class='keyword_link'><a...114 hours 58 min ago
+1Location on new fundsSo I am in no way part of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund industry</a></span>, but, I am curious that if someone were to have the credentials and the track record of performance could a...1023 hours 51 min ago
+1WF Summer 2018 IB Accelerated InterviewI have my first round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> 2018 Summer Analyst in IB coming up, I was wondering what the interview consisted of - I've heard there's been a...1043 min 59 sec ago
+1No Sophomore Summer Internship - What Now?Hey all, A little about myself: I'm a target school student (Ross / Berkeley / Cornell AEM ) with a 3.84 GPA. I've relied on the target status as well as GPA to <span class='keyword_link'><a...1013 min 45 sec ago
+1UIUC ECE to Quant/HFTHi, I am currently a rising junior ECE w/ STAT minor at UIUC. GPA: 3.9 Anyways, I am looking to land a Quant/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-high-frequency-trading-hft">HFT</a></span> type of jobs when I graduate....1021 hours 19 min ago
+1Unpleasant co-worker?We all know that not everyone is compatible with each other, not all of us get along with others. But there are some people who are just straight annoying. Like, there is this another intern in my company, who constantly peeks into what another intern and me are doing (same room, sitting...103 hours 2 min ago
+1Is Private Equity Operations Analyst considered a shit job?Is it? A fucker on these forms told me today, that I had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> job and was lying about being in Private Equity. He said that a job in operations...94 days 1 hour ago
+1Breaking: Healthcare Reform Collapsed, 3 Effects on EconomyAfter GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran defected 13 hours ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to acknowledge defeat. The repeal and replace of Obamacare will not go through. For the markets, this is latest development indicates that the Trump administration is ineffective and has...91 day 2 hours ago
+1Undergrad Courses: Stats vs EconometricsI'm going into my second year of uni where I'll be majoring in Finance and I have to pick between taking a stats course or econometrics. They're cover similar things, as they're anti reqs. Both go over simple/multiple regression, hypothesis testing etc. but I was wondering...92 days 1 hour ago
+1I want to become a Quant but got a 600 on my Math section on the SAT, is it possible?I've always wanted to be a Quant but I sucked hard at the SAT in the math section. Was wondering if I could still do QR, thanks!810 min 23 sec ago
+1Does Globalization Add Risk?In 2015, S&P 500 companies derived 44% of their revenues from foreign markets. It seems like many investors talk about the value of diversification, and usually diversification includes exposure to foreign markets. But, I look at the stat above, and it seems to me that investors long in US...81 day 3 hours ago
+1Lukewarm intro....no replyI've been networking at the top of the hierarchy recently (MD, Principals, Chairman, Division Heads etc - I think people at the top have more time for this kind of shit since they're not grinding away on powerpoints until 2AM) and working my way around through people I already know and...81 day 2 hours ago
+1How to stay up to date with industry news/deals in Commercial Real Estate?Had some coffee chats recently. Was sort of surprised by technicals/asking me about news. Was asked about if i knew how to do a rent roll/knew what was going on in the industry. Went into the coffee chats assuming we would talk more about fit and stick to a more informational chat which it...82 days 21 hours ago
+1Newb. How to send calendar invites? I'm doing lots of networking this summer using my Gmail account and everyone is asking me to send calendar invites for calls. Anyone know if there's a way to do this through Gmail when they are using Outlook? I've been sending invites from my Outlook account at work but would...84 days 23 hours ago
+1Cold Emailing on Weekends?Apologies in advance if this is answered elsewhere (I did look around). So I’ve read a bunch of posts about cold emailing here and it seems like everyone has their own theory about the best time to do it. Some say it's best on Monday morning when people come into the office and...74 days 17 hours ago
+1sent resume with errorAsked someone for a coffee chat and sent him my resume with an error, should I send it again and apologize for the error? 76 days 20 hours ago
+1Are we too focused on Personal Career Development VS Genuine Learning/Intellectual Growth?What I mean by my title is that I realized people who tend to go into finance (and other business professions) tend to be obsessed with getting a "career edges". The high achieving college kid spends most of his free time researching which bank offers best "exit opps", how to...75 days 1 hour ago
+1How to delete JPMorgan/Citi/BoA career profileHello, Does anyone know how to delete those Taleo career profiles for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 7 hours ago
+1Analysts and Associates at Boutiques-MM IBs/PE funds, do you mind being cold messaged on LinkedIn?I have been messaging quite a few analysts and associates with strong response rates, but I don't know how they feel about this. Would you prefer if I reached out to you via email? Does this come across as a little unconventional/unprofessional? Again, due to the relatively high response...71 hour 47 min ago
+1Stuggling With Behaviorals - Would Appreciate TipsHey guys, I am a rising junior studying <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> but realized that I would much rather work in Finance. I had a phone interview last Friday.... and it went terribly. I haven't had...722 hours 14 min ago
+1Studying cryptocurrency: great idea or waste of time?Hi everyone, I am currently studying in a Business School and I wanted to know if you think it is worth to spend time learning cryptocurrencies and everything around (blockchain, bitcoin...). This is something we won’t study at school and I thought it could maybe be interesting to precisely...719 hours 11 min ago
+1Two years Consulting and lost --> Next Step? (IBD,ER,NonProfit)TL;DR - Current Consultant looking to switch into finance reaching out Monkeys- Just finished my second year at a Management & Strategy Consulting shop and I am looking at making the transition. I always wanted to do <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 6 hours ago
+2My tourettes spazzed out during the interview?I was interviewing for a buyside firm a couple of weeks ago and the interview was going typically good. The interviewer liked and the technicals were pretty easy so I thought I had a shot for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super...71 day 40 min ago
+1apple or pc laptop for college/internships?what do you guys think is the best option for college primarily and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> second? macbooks are sick, but idk what to get61 day 1 hour ago
+1Where to start career: Startup PE firm vs. Cambridge Associates Long time lurker on here, looking to decide between 2 offers fresh out of college. This forum has been an immense help to me through the years, and I'm hoping it can come through again: Offer 1 is with a newly formed PE firm as an analyst in NYC. It's a small office of about 5...63 days 18 hours ago
+1Offering first two weeks of intern salary for a successful referral?Background: I am currently about to start a masters program at a semi-target school and will be graduating in December 2018 (I would like to do an investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...62 days 2 hours ago
+1LifeCo Equity and Debt Investment Controversy. The shop I'm working with this summer is arranging financing for a mixed use project in the pipeline. This is the kicker... the LifeCo partner is funding this by offering senior debt AND will be taking on 70 percent of the remaining equity stake. How can this work? The equity portion...66 days 4 hours ago
+1The Juice is LooseOJ paroled and will be released in October. More likely that he ends up back in prison or on a reality tv show?632 min 7 sec ago
+1MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University - International StudentHi All, I am an International student going to do MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University and hoping to work in US post MBA. I have 2 questions : 1) What is the reputation of Olin in US? 2) What are the job prospects at Olin for International Students looking to work in...61 day 16 hours ago
+1Underwriting different assets at different types of lendersi currently am an underwriting analyst and a shop like Greystone, Arbor, Hunt in NYC. we are one of the largest fannie mae / <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/freddie-mac" target="_blank">Freddie Mac</a></span> underwriters and I...61 day 4 hours ago
+1William Blair Pre- interview assessment Hey Monkeys, Did anyone else receive the pre-interview assessment (Koru) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>? If how did it go and if anyone heard anything back after...61 day 2 hours ago
+1Strategy for First Year of CollegeI'm an incoming first year at UVA and am interested in working in investment banking. I know that most <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> don't take place until after my third...61 day 6 hours ago
+1Why are you still trying to break into equity research?I keep seeing all of the posts for people trying to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> - why?! Commissions were down 10-15% last year, firms are closing, and more regulation is...53 hours 45 min ago
+1PE Fund Fee QuestionI'm aware the PE funds typically charge management fees on all committed capital from day 1. Is there ever a point at which the basis for the management fees goes up or down? Specifically I'm looking at a fund where they're fully invested 5 years in, but the M2M on their...54 hours 47 min ago
+1Chipotle Hit With Another Foodborne IllnessShares of Chipotle ($CMG) fell off a cliff today after Business Insider reported the closing of a Sterling, VA location following multiple reports of customers falling ill. [quote] Customers reported symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, severe stomach pain, dehydration, and nausea to the...52 days 13 min ago
+1Best Minor to add to Finance Major for PE?So I am going to be a freshman next fall at Pitt. I'm majoring in Finance and plan to do a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation. My advisor has encouraged me to take a good amount of extra accounting classes throughout my four years. However, my study abroad director, who was a...531 min ago
+1Using a year-old account for 2018 SA applications?So I applied last year for 2017 SA positions and were largely unsuccessful. I have extended graduation so I have another shot at 2018 SA. My question is if I can use my old accounts for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...55 days 2 hours ago
+1Is it immoral to reunite the Korean peninsula?North Korea is getting louder and louder, but its indescribably heinous treatment of its people still remains an open and public fact. It is also now just as obvious that the N. Korean government has absolutely zero intentions of ever radically taking steps in obliterating its cult of...53 days 39 min ago
+1Chance met at UPenn Wharton Full-Time MBATop 20 US News, 3.7 GPA Big 4 Accounting - two years experience Looking to lateral into sexier job for next two years before applying (any ideas on what will help?) 700 <span class='keyword_link'><a...515 hours 9 min ago
+1Should I try getting a referral from a Partner or an Associate?I have several alumni at Partner level (obviously much older than me) with whom I can get in touch. But should I really focus on impressing the Partners, or the Associates? School of thought 1: Associates have more incentive in referring (as they care about money), as partners don't...55 days 22 hours ago
+1Cold Email turned Warm, What Next?So I recently cold-emailed an MD at a boutique to mid level (in between) got a good response and a half hour block scheduled phone call. Just needed some advice on what to talk about and what direction to point the conversation to better put myself in a position to ask for an interview for a...51 hour 26 min ago
+1Chicago Boutiques for 2018 SA?What are some good boutique banks in the CHI area? I go to a target school for Chicago offices and would really appreciate any guidance. Currently interning on the buy-side in CA but want to get an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 19 min ago
+1Where to start?I am a rising junior majoring in international relation with no previous work experience in finance. I do have a fair bit of work experience, having interned at the United Nations and a Senators office, among other things. GPA is a 3.7, so isn't much of a problem. I'm looking to get...55 days 17 hours ago
+1Withdrew Application - create a different account?Hello, I submitted an application to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> for an analyst position and withdrew when I realized that there was some information I omitted that I'd now like to include. However,...51 day 17 hours ago
+1Search Fund - Ghosted hard after perfect InterviewI worked at a search fund this summer, and am excited to say that I watched the PE firm make it through a successful acquisition. I want to work at another in the fall (flexible hours around class schedule). I spoke for an initial phone conversation with the principal of a firm I would describe...52 days 5 hours ago
+1Question about reaching out to a VPHey guys, I've been having trouble reaching out to analysts from a particular bank, and I checked out my school's recruiting page and noticed an alum that is a VP at that bank. Would it be appropriate to reach out to that VP even though I haven't spoken to any of the...523 hours 28 min ago
+1Blue-Collar to High FinanceIf any monkeys have made the move from a blue-collar upbringing to high finance I would really like to hear your story(ies). I didn't have a lot of money growing up, worked road construction after high school to pay for school, saved enough to pay for JUCO after 2 years, and got a good...45 days 17 hours ago
+1USC - Masters of Business for Veteranshttps://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-business-veterans What are your thoughts? Intuitively, a way to take advantage of the (now rightfully outrageous) GI Bill. A good friend of mine is a SEAL and is jumping in next cohort. Obviously not on par with an...423 hours 24 min ago
+1How long to wait after interview before moving on?Hey Guys, How long would you wait after an interview before accepting you weren't chosen, or to send a follow up email? I'm on 6 business days for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...41 day 4 hours ago
+1New here, any conservatives work on Wall St?Been working at a few billion AUM PE / hedge fund in NYC for the past few years. I work on the deal side and enjoy what I do but wish I worked with more conservatives / republicans. Any one in the city find themselves in this boat who is a conservative/republican want to meet up? I'm 25 but...41 day 17 hours ago
+1Is Google Turning too Personal?Apparently Google has decided to completely overhaul its search engine app on smart phones by adding a new personalized feed. The feed consists of links about hobbies, sports, news; I'm starting to find this a bit too similar to social media. This new Google offering is called...45 hours 13 min ago
+1Industries/Functions to explore for Native Chinese/Spanish speaker?Rising senior at a top public school in the south (UVA, UNC, UT Austin, etc.) majoring in what's basically a Sociology/HR major (e.g. Sociology at UVA, Management and Society at UNC, and Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT). I interned at a F500 this summer in the auto industry in a...31 day 21 hours ago
+1To all the commercial real estate brokers out there...how much money do you make?Just curious, to all the commercial real estate brokers out there--how much money are you earning a year. Answer format below * Product Type * Investment Sales or Leasing * Geography (City, State or Region) * Commission after company and team splits * Company split % * ...31 day 1 hour ago
+1How to be a Millionaire TraderWe all know that Wall Street is extremely competitive as it is. There are people fighting for summer associate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at less known banks to gain enough...317 hours 43 sec ago
+1Where can Iearn financial modelling for cheap?I am a CC student and my college doesn't offer intermediate finance classes. I have a good accounting and economics background, but I would love to get some practice in before I transfer to a university. 33 days 5 hours ago
+1WSO Series 7 Exam Prep LaunchedFellow WSO Members, I'm happy to announce that we have launched a new Series 7 training course today! Take a look here and let me know what you think please: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/series-7-exam-prep-course-finra Happy to answer any questions or listen to any...33 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Worst internship storiesThought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well. I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....23 min 43 sec ago
+1Strategy Consulting in AfricaWhat is your opinion in strategy consulting in Africa? I know that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> have offices in S.Africa which cover the whole region. After some search on LinkedIn I saw that the...22 days 4 hours ago
+1Citi SA IB 2018 VIDEO INTERVIEW (KORU)- Questions?Anyone else got this immediately after applying? I have to complete this within 48 hours. What types of questions did they ask? Here's what you'll be asked about: Your past experiences Your work style How you’d react in work scenarios What else can you expect? It...26 days 6 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo Beats Q2 ExpectationsWells Fargo posted YoY growth in profit for the first time since 3Q 2015. The bank, which is recovering from the fallout of its sham accounts scandal last year, reported a 5% growth in earnings for Q2 2017, while the revenue remained flat at $22.2 bln. Here's the great visual of the...26 days 5 hours ago
+1Career in government-related banks?Hi everyone, I have seen a lot of discussions on careers in IB, PE, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, AM and such. Apparently, these industries get all the...25 days 2 hours ago
+1Looking for some opinions on networking outside of IBDSo I have the opportunity to meet with a partner from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> next week (I’ll be taking this opportunity regardless, don’t worry). This partner is not in <span...26 days 1 hour ago
+1Uranium Down 89%: Green Light, or Investors Kryptonite?The highly cyclical commodity uranium has been in a bear market ever since a tsunami caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the 11th of March 2011. Essentially, due to negative sentiment and the decommissioning of nuclear power reactors, the demand for uranium has gone down. This has lead to...26 days 1 hour ago
+1Morgan Stanley tops expectation. Earnings graphics snapshot[Morgan Stanley](https://alphastreet.com/bite/b4e1410) reported higher 2Q17 profit, mainly helped by its investment banking and wealth management business. Net revenues jumped 7% to $9.5Billion. View full earnings graphics that is quite handy -...21 day 2 hours ago
+1Cover Letter RequirementI just looked at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P....220 hours 55 min ago
+1Terrible GPA. Going into my Senior Year but I still have hopeHello, I am not looking for sympathy and I understand I am not going IB, but just looking for practical suggestions. The bad: I have a 2.7 GPA. I got to a non-target school. I cannot afford business school. I don't have any great experience. I do have a 2250 SAT score, and I have 2...219 hours 8 min ago
+1CMBS/MBS(Agency and Non-Agency)/CMO research teamsHi all, I'm interested in the mortgage backed stuff and was wondering how the research teams in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> doing. Was reading a research report published...11 day 23 hours ago
+1List of 1700 Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in the United StatesOne of my friends who is an entrepreneur in California recently compiled a list of 1700 major VCs and Angel Investors, what companies they are associated with, and their bios. He shared it with a group of friends (including me) and how I can not share it with WSO? Anyways, I hope at least some...125 min 2 sec ago
+1Should I move to a different market?I currently work for the top commercial brokerage in my hometown which is tertiary city in the midwest (1,000,000 people in MSA). I currently focus on office leasing (landlord and tenant rep) and some sale transactions as well. My city is primarily manufacturing/industrial based so the vast...11 day 7 hours ago
+1Should I put irrelevant experience on my resume?I'm a rising senior about to apply for full-time analyst positions in NYC. I only have one real relevant experience to put on my resume. It's my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>...11 day 6 hours ago
+1Who wear it best: the survey**Who wear it best: the survey** I'm wondering who dress better in financial world. From <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> to AM and lawyers. Who have the best...13 days 3 hours ago
+1Argus Test (Interview)I have a modeling test coming up in an interview with a major fund/capital allocator and I've been informed that it will be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...118 hours 44 min ago
+1Federal Consulting vs. Public Finance IBMoved to IB forum... Again, weird comparison, but I appreciate the insight on either side of the comparison! 04 days 22 hours ago
+1Networking from Foreign Time Zone?I'm currently on vacation in India, but am in the process of sending out waves of cold e-mails mainly to SF Offices with the intent of securing 2018 SA. After sending out the first few, it just hit me that these potential contacts might want to talk sometime in California afternoon, which...02 days 6 hours ago
+1PE success (or failure) storiesHey team, I'm surprised there aren't that many detailed "PE recruiting stories" on WSO. Would really appreciate it if people would share theirs or point me in the direction of a few good ones. I saw the "my 4 part recruiting process" post and that was quite...02 days 4 hours ago
+1hi every oneHi all , I am new in this forum, just talk about real estate realated topic. nice to meet you, have a nice day06 days 15 hours ago
+1Moving out of BlackRock's Aladdin Client Services to more investment related positionI am currently an intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> in their Aladdin Client Services group. I have a finance and <span class='keyword_link'><a...03 days 18 hours ago
+1MSF for S&TWanted to get some thoughts on the viability of an MSF for S&T recruiting. Currently at a semitarget undergrad (UVA, ND, UMich), working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> this...01 day 3 hours ago
+1Oaktree is looking for a NYC AssociateJust saw it on indeed. Looked at the profiles of the M.D.'s there and wow....I don't stand a chance since I graduated low GPA from a Religious Affiliated school that is mid-tier. If anyone graduated from a target and is looking for a 2-year associate program in real estate this would...02 days 21 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...476 months 2 days ago
+3Office Babes Best PracticesI've been subconsciously working game on the floor for 2 years. It served me well to seem like I didn't have an ulterior motive, they thought I had no intentions. It was innocent at first (that's a fucking lie - I did not have any immediate plans ), but now I would like to reap...277 hours 36 min ago
0Rolex Datejust II (two-tone) or Rolex Submariner?Currently deciding between these two. I personally like the Datejust II. I'm looking for something with a lot of class and will say a lot about me when I go in to shake the interviewers hand. Thanks.191 day 13 hours ago
+2McKinsey says, AI will KILL 30% of JOBS at BanksMachines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/machines-poised-to-take-over-30-of-work-at-banks-mckinsey-says Report estimates impact of new tech within investment banking It’ll ‘transform the industry’ within a...1816 min 28 sec ago
+1Best places to live for Investment BankingI am currently an econ major at NCSU - I graduate in the spring, and was wondering what cities (besides NYC) would be ideal for an entry level investment banker? I am fine with moving anywhere in the U.S...would prefer spending around $1500 on rent. Any suggestions?1252 min 1 sec ago
0Any tips and tricks for Day trading?Do you guys have any advice or tips and tricks for an aspiring day trader? I personally think that investment banking wasn't really for me and enjoyed the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...113 days 17 hours ago
+1SHITTY Alumni AT Cali Non TargetsSeriously I am not able to understand that why do some schools have such shitty (I mean, shitty is an understatement), I am not being mean, just honest, and this isn't a rant, but probably like an awareness thing. I am really tired, of alumni not giving a single fuck about their alumni,...94 hours 2 min ago
+1What happens to Undergrads who fail to secure an internship?As we all know, **Investment Banking is a highly competitive industry to get into. **Not everybody goes to Wharton or Harvard Level Ivy Leagues, for most of us we'll probably go to a University of California Berkeley/USC/Duke/Notre Dame/Brown University type of ranking school, which is...92 days 4 hours ago
+1Is Having a Job the Best Life?With the GOP Healthcare fiasco wrapping up, I have been thinking about the outlook of this country and how this will affect the future of this country. Here are some facts with the relevant government data: 1. Since October 2013, Medicaid has added [16.7 million new...92 min 16 sec ago
+1why doesn't equity value take into account 100% minority interestthis is from BIWS: "Let’s say that your revenue is $100, and you own 70% of another company that has $50 in revenue. On your statements, you show $150 in revenue because you consolidate 100% of the statements (see the Accounting section of the guide). But <span...83 days 18 hours ago
0Wait.. S&T? Bye IB?Hey everyone, I got in touch with several S&T people at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s and feel like I have solid leads... I've spent the entire summer...81 day 9 hours ago
+1How to conduct my first informational interview. No Email. Calling directly.Hey all One of my good friends is dating a girl whose father is an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I've talked to her before but I've never spoken to her father....81 day 56 min ago
+2Patek Phillipe or Vacheron ConstantinUm hey, I have a coffee meeting with my brother tomorrow talking about our dad. I was wondering what should I wear to impress him?51 day 16 hours ago
+1NYU MSRE- Anyone take Accounting with Dan Crowley?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx55 days 5 hours ago
+1What is your favorite lyric?"A-T-L, Georgia, what we do for ya Bull doggin' hoes like them Georgetown Hoyas." None of you would understand this because you all arent going to Georgetown like I am. Anyways, what's your favorite lyric/line from a song?4923 hours 4 min ago
+3Sexism in 2017Hello, I am a female and want to work on Wall Street. I believe I am just as capable as other candidates to the jobs I want to apply to, and have never to this point been discriminated in school. When reading articles regarding Wall St. culture, all women talk about having suffered abuse on...331 day 1 hour ago
+1How can I become successful from a no-name school?I have a 4.0 GPA at a shit CC but have a very rigorous courseload while my peers are taking arts and ethics classes. I want to break into an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> but...322 days 2 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...272 months 2 weeks ago
+1Good luck to all SAs! Message for those who didn't get in.For those who are on their way to interning, congratulations! You will pick up on many new skills, meet amazing people and have a great time with your team at the office! To those who didn't get in, hear me out. DO NOT give up. If you are hard working, determined and work SMART (this is...94 days 16 hours ago
0How to navigate the IB summer recruiting process as an incoming junior transfer to a top 10 undergrad biz school?Hi WSO, I've passively looked at these forum the past few years and it's been very helpful in helping me establish my belief that finance/IB is what I want to get into out of college. A little about me: I attended a community college for two years after high school and am transferring...36 days 22 hours ago
0Will my poor decisions effect my chances of getting a job? Subscribe to this DiscussionHey guys, I am a URM if thats what would you like to call me and always struggled growing up. I grew up in the Bronx and I always dreamed about always wanting to leave out the hood and become somewhat of a rich person. I want to support my family, I want to care for them like how they cared for...24 days 18 hours ago
0PE firms with Analyst PositionsMonkeys, Which PE firms have analyst positions? I know some MM shops do but I have heard the training is often inadequate. Whereas I have heard at some MM shops the training and experience is second to none with chances of promotion. Please let me know, thank you in advance!!!22 days 4 hours ago
0Sophomore Experience and Applying to Junior SA internships Hey Guys, I'm currently at a semi target university majoring in finance with a 3.9 GPA. I'm a little worried that my sophomore internship won't make me look as competitive as some of the other applicants coming into <span class='keyword_link'><a...21 day 2 hours ago
0Is my experience a hindrance in joining IB??Hello people. I am looking to break into IB and i would like some opinions if i am going to have problems because of my experience. I graduated with a BBA from a non-target uni.I then worked in my family's agro business for 1 year handling heavy equipment.I got a master in logistics and i...25 days 6 hours ago
0Is there any use in networking with non-alumni if I am from a target school?I go to a target school and we have enough alumni at firms that first round interviews are usually solely handled by these alumni (and even getting picked for the interviews is handled by these alumni). Knowing this to be the case, is there any use for me to network with non-alumni at these...12 days 7 hours ago
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0How difficult is to get an internship in MO or BO at a BB?Currently going into my junior year at a semi target with a 3.7+ GPA, however I am not in the business school at my university (so I dont have access to any of the good OCR). Seeing as how I don't believe I would have a good chance at any <span class='keyword_link'><a...15 days 3 hours ago
0What are the benefits of PXL Male Enhancement?With such a range of supplements and also practical practicality, PXL Male Enhancement ascends to such placement of power where it might ward of the upsetting Prostrate fear by enhancing the prostrate aid. The strong facility of the PXL owes to the cancer avoidance agent high qualities of this...03 days 9 hours ago
+1What Bank or Boutique do you work at?Just wondering, everyone here acts like their at some top notch prestigious firm and etc. I understand if you dont want to because of personal reasons.92 days 4 hours ago
0Olin Business School rank by US newsOlin Business School at Washington University ranks at 21st position by US news. Kindly advise how great a school Olin is? What about job placements and St. Louis as a place. Thanks!33 days 6 hours ago
0long cigs (dd inside)cigs are about to rebound. the anti health wave is set to gain popularity in response to the way that the idea of fitness is trendy today. mainstream media will become tired of their current portrayal of a healthy lifestyle revolving around fitness and begin to romanticize death once we see a...04 days 15 hours ago
0PE VP RecruitingHey WSO community, Long term lurker on this forum (as my username implies) and have always found the content to be incredibly helpful, including both recruiting processes that I've been through. I'm about to make the transition from consulting to private equity at a fairly...03 days 3 hours ago
+1Need Advice - Prospective 2018 SA Intern OverwhelmedBoys, Boss Baby speaking. I currently attend a target school with a 3.84 GPA; excuse the subtle flex, but you know I had to do it on 'em. Regardless, I have failed to truly follow up on those positive stats; I haven't been networking lately, nor have I completed any applications. In...93 hours 5 min ago
+1After speculation and embarrassment I might should quit the UBS gig and become a day trader your thoughts?After the whole <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> incident blasted over, I got a email from saying that I was auto rejected, for "spelling their name incorrectly", and "should not apply anymore to...123 days 4 hours ago
+6Are people on this website genuinely this rude?Its like I came here last night looking for career advice, but I got nothing but disrespectful comments, monkey shit thrown at me, and offensive statements. Are people on wallstreetoasis genuinely this rude? Update thread:...1023 days 3 hours ago
+7Whats the point of investment banking?I've been on this forum for a while now, and I just can't stop thinking about this. "Whats the point of investment banking?" What value do you bring to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...4022 hours 33 min ago
+2If I don't have money to go to a semi-target/target then how do I break into Investment Banking (or be successful at life)?OK so I'm not going to bore you, 4.0 CC student who has done some great ECs with a difficult courseload. Associate in Science as well. Now I've taken this year off and will apply for transfer to target/semi-targets this upcoming March. Now unlike all of you my shit family doesn't...7413 min 19 sec ago
+4I think most of this forum is full of spoiled bratsWho on this forum really worked hard? Most people here are probably kids of MD's, Partners, and Lawyers. EDIT: I am a rich kid too, but i'm not brat like most people here..451 day 13 hours ago
+2Got dinged at Lazard may have to suffer the consequences So it turns out I will most likely get dinged from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> because I accidentally spelled Lazard as "Lizerd" on my cover letter. I have learned from my experience but holy crap I...233 days 20 hours ago
+2hard science majors are objectively vastly superior to liberal arts studentsWe STEM majors actually care about doing well in school and making a living for ourselves. We work hard to learn difficult and marketable skills (the curves are way harsher in engineering courses than in English), and we are intelligent, logical, and disciplined. Time management is way better...174 days 4 hours ago
+1Why would a person select a Boutique over a Bulge Bracket?You must be way out of your mind to even thinking about selecting a EB offer over a well known <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>. BBs can offer great exit opportunities, reliable...102 days 2 hours ago
+2Students at top universities are generally superior to students at lower-ranked universitiesI think it makes sense to judge people based on where they go to college. For the most part, people who attend top universities (ivy league-- esp HYP, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Caltech, Duke, WashU, Northwestern, UChicago, UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc) are far superior to students attending...253 days 21 hours ago
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+98Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...1333 hours 29 min ago
+55I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc... Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...571 day 10 hours ago
+29A Letter to a ChimpDear My Little Chimp, Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you...3636 min 34 sec ago
+19AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...466 hours 15 min ago
+142018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> sophomore banking internship. Don't worry all the hard work will...636 hours 8 min ago
+15What's the worst that can happen?Hey boys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...911 hour 26 min ago
+11AMA: London L/S + event-driven analystHey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London HFs...448 hours 58 min ago
+11Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...853 hours 17 min ago
+8Drinks for getting shmacked Hey boys, If you have only ONE HOUR to get absolutely dinkered, what is your go to drink? My go to: 151 with a twist of lime. Always have one of these puppies sleeping in the desk.842 hours 30 min ago
+8Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 days 19 hours ago
+10To All The Future Investment Banking ProspectsHope everyone is having a great day so far. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and write a post for all the monkeys still in school hoping to pursue a career in investment banking and the monkeys who are currently interviewing and on the job hunt. I am currently in my third year as an...72 days 22 hours ago
+7Treated like Garbage in an InterviewI was wondering if anyone else has had an experience where you were treated like garbage in an interview or job search. A while back I had an interview, and the first thing the employer told me, right off the bat was, "We're not going to hire you." I thought to myself, ok......216 days 31 min ago
+6Lonzo Ball - NBA Summer League MVPTo my complete surprise, Lonzo Ball was named the NBA Summer League (Las Vegas) MVP last night so I want to hear from my fellow monkeys: Is Lonzo Ball really going to be something special in the NBA? Did he actually deserve to win the MVP, albeit other great performances? Why has he worn...8320 min 39 sec ago
+6TEXAS: A place for investment banking?Monkeys, How is live and study in cities such as Dallas or Houston for investment banking? My goal is to work there after my MSF. As an international student, I would like to hear more about given my interest in UTA MSF. No NYC for the high cost of living/house etc. Pure American...612 days 2 hours ago
+7Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for coffee today and it didn't really go well. Some preface: this was my first time meeting someone above...551 day 8 hours ago
+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...485 days 16 hours ago
+7Are rich people ruining America?Hey monkeys, Just like the title says, [are rich people ruining America?](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/opinion/how-we-are-ruining-america.html) The article claims that the future potential of the children of low-income Americans are being diminished by upper-middle-class...10722 hours 51 min ago
+5If I offer $12,000 to Georgetown in my essay, will they accept me?I really want to go to Georgetown for some reason, something about the name idk. It's really prestigious too, it places a lot of folks into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...872 days 3 hours ago
+5Late nights and early mornings. How do you get through the days? And what's your take on exercise? Not going to complain that I've been working 80-100 hour work weeks (because I don't) however I haven't been getting the best of sleep and was wondering how do you get through the day? Coffee/Tea? Nootropics? Drugs? Big breakfast? Also how does this affect your gym schedule?...7016 hours 41 min ago
+4What is your Major/Area of study?I am very interested to see what kind of educational backgrounds this site holds, I am engineering. 619 min 15 sec ago
+4Community College + Computer Science = No Chance?Hey WSO! I've enrolled in my CC this upcoming Fall. I'm going to transfer to Clemson (or maybe UIUC if I can get in) to finish my degree in Computer Science after competing my Associates degree (science). I was accepted to Clemson but couldn't attend due to financial reasons. I...463 days 1 hour ago
+4Top Cities For Venture Capital In The US and Internationally? Bit curious as to what you all view as the top VC markets in the US/Internationally currently? In the US, I'd assume that the San Francisco Bay Area is the top but what other major cities do you see as hotbeds for lots of activity right now? Also looking on towards the future, what are some...3315 hours 45 min ago
+4How do/did you handle being "the intern"?Before I start I want to say 2 things. First my team does like me, I know this for a fact, they like the work I do and like going out for drinks after work. Second is I have been around "chirping" before, I've grown up playing hockey, so I have been around locker room talk all my...311 day 14 hours ago
+4AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at pre-IPO tech startupHi everyone - WSO has been a tremendously helpful part of my career planning process over the past few years & I wanted to give back. I've been in this role for about a year now. Previously was in <span class='keyword_link'><a...273 days 16 hours ago
+42017 Football (Soccer) Transfer WindowFor those who keep up with the world of football, what are your opinions on the current transfer window? So far it's been open for three weeks now and we've already seen some major signings such as: **Romelu Lukaku** (Everton to Manchester United) - £75 million **Alexandre...182 hours 29 min ago
+4Time to Put Aside Brand LoyaltySan Francisco startup 'Brandless' is selling brandless foods and household staples exclusively online. Everything from peanut butter to agave nectar will be priced at $3. Perhaps Brandless will succeed in helping you abandon your brand loyalty. [quote] The business model: Cut out...145 days 23 hours ago
+5Historic Tax CreditsHas anyone worked with Historic Tax credits on distressed/value-add deals? I'm curious, what is the federal "tax credit" that the developer receives? Since there are no federal level property taxes, and most development shops are pass-through LLCs, does it effect the individual...52 days 21 hours ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...44 months 4 weeks ago
+3What Advice Would You Tell Yourself When You Were in University?Hello WSOers, If you could give one piece of advice to your small balled freshman self going into university or early into your career, what would it be? Shed some knowledge you learned from your experiences, and let the young bucks on this website learn more from this post than they did...5319 min 45 sec ago
+4Would it have mattered if Trump stuck to his words? [quote]Eight years after the Great Recession ended, the economy is steadily churning out jobs, and the unemployment rate is at a 16-year low. Yet for most Americans, a key measure of economic health — pay growth — still lags behind pre-recession norms. That isn't likely to...483 hours 38 min ago
+3Best legal adderallTitle basically says it all, just looking for something to give me a boost when coffee doesn't cut it.4711 min 38 sec ago
+3Accidentally misspelled Lazard as Lizerd on my cover letter please help!It was around 11:00 at night when I was mass cold emailing EBs and I was really tired, and I forgot to specifically review the cover letter for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> and misspelled it as Lizerd because I...434 days 4 hours ago
+3Found a spreadsheet with everyone's compI found an unprotected spreadsheet on a shared drive that was compiled by the HR manager. It contains 2015 base salaries and 2014 bonuses paid in 1Q15 for everyone in my business unit. It also contains comp info for everyone in another business unit that was recently sold where I used to work....374 days 19 hours ago
+3My List of SchoolsHey guys, So basically I'm applying to undergrad schools this year and will be applying for the school of business in some schools. Can you guys go over my stats and see if this is a good list and suggest some additional schools? I'm not asking for a chance thread, just some helpful...365 hours 22 min ago
+3Why is GS Now Allowing Some of Its Employees to Dress Casually?This morning Reuters reported ([http://www.reuters.com/article/us-goldman-sachs-technology-idUSKBN19Y17J]) that in an attempt to attract and retain tech talent, Goldman Sachs is relaxing its dress code for their employees in the technology division. This was one of the first moves made by the...265 days 2 hours ago
+3Construction Management?I'm thinking on taking a couple CM courses or even getting a certificate in it as I really want to learn more about the industry as I am currently in a Construction type environment at my current RE firm. Also, I feel it can be incredibly useful for investing in small multifamily on my...201 hour 23 min ago
+3Where are all the Structured Finance monkeys? Working in structured finance groups (like Structured Credit Trading, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-collateralized-debt-obligation-CDO">CDO</a></span> Securitization at Goldman) was probably one of the most lucrative...172 days 58 min ago
+3What are the chances for an Asian international student for IBD?Hello Monkeys, I just wanted to ask if my chances of making it into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> as an Asian international student were okay or not. It's my...171 day 8 hours ago
+3Do bankers ever mess around together late at nightSince bankers stay up late at work and often don't have much time outside of work. Do they turn to each for release and some pleasure? Any stories?161 day 13 hours ago
+3Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inboxEveryone knows Facebook, the social media platform that boasts billions of active members. Well it turns out Facebook on it's way to monetize it's user-base, has reached the messenger app. According to this article by TechCrunch; [quote] Over the next month, Facebook will gradually...155 days 8 hours ago
+3Why is the Investment Banking division important for the bank?Hi guys, I know what investment banking is about, but how would you explain the importance this division has for the bank? Why is it so important? I know it isn't only because of profits, but what else? This was a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1339 sec ago
+3Netflix Stand-Up SpecialsList your favorite Netflix stand-up specials. -Ari Shaffir just dropped a 2-part special today. He actually recorded it before he went on his hiatus from society. -Dave Chapelle’s new 2-part special is a fucking gem. Dude is so real and non-PC, but not trying to be edgy about it. We...522 hours 40 min ago
+2Recent MBA Grad, Literally Can't Even Get An InterviewDidn't get an offer at the end of the summer. Have been recruiting ever since. Worked in PE before school, so I tried private equity firms - apparently I have too much experience for another Associate role, and too little for a Senior Associate role - and investment banking roles at...262 days 4 hours ago
+2Coin Flipped 3 times interview questionIf you flip 3 coins and I tell you that you got at least one heads, what's the probability that all three came up heads? I came up with 2 different answers to this question depending how you interrupt knowing that one is a heads.242 days 19 min ago
+2Is there a point networking after applying?Is there a point in trying to network with a bank if you already submitted your application online already?243 days 39 min ago
+2Likelihood of a Recession by 2018I'm interested to see what the consensus is here on whether we'll be hit by a recession by 2018. If not by 2018, then when? Would also be interested to hear what people think will be the catalyst. 235 days 3 hours ago
+2help with fcf and nwcwhen calculating <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span>, why do you just add/subtract back changes in networking capital without multiplying it by the tax rate...2316 hours 46 min ago
+2Dear investment bankers: Would you befriend me? (advice needed, please)I am really debating myself whether IB is a suitable career path for me. I love the idea of working hard, learning 24/7, and using every bit of my neurons to produce high quality works that may help my firm win that lucrative deal. I am a technical guy with solid finance knowledge, some decent...2321 hours 54 min ago
+2Best Koru result?Since it seems like a lot of banks (Citi, DB, WB) are using Koru to vet applicants, and we can see our Koru results, what do y'all think the best thing to get from it is? Does it vary by bank? http://www.joinkoru.com/koru-7/ for descriptions of each result. Personally, I would think...214 hours 55 min ago
+3Are Ponzi Schemes really that bad?In all honesty, we're paying our investors just using a different method and style. I don't why everyone is overreacting.201 day 20 hours ago
+2Will HR rescind an offer because of this?Background: 4th year student delaying graduation to december 2018 to try for summer 2018 SA recruiting. a lot of people i have reached out to have questioned why i am delaying the graduation, and i of course dont say its to get another shot at recruiting. Going forward: One alum at a...193 days 9 hours ago
+2TSA plans to make their Security System more EfficientI know many of us dread those awful long waits at the airport caused by security screens -- especially if you are an avid traveler. That is why I was glad to see this in the news: [the TSA is amping up their...1940 min 13 sec ago
+2Should a "non-target" undergrad be doing CFA L1 in Asia/Mid-east?Hello WSO, I got interested in CFA. I have been networking a lot. Not with direct BB bankers but with people in Finance industry in DUBAI. They all recommended me to do CFA while I am graduating. Is it worth the time+effort+money for a certification? I am from a "non-semi-target"...192 days 11 hours ago
+2Monk Straps - How does your office feel about these?Title pretty much says it all. Just trying to see if monk strap shoes are still considered to be solid choice. 185 hours 25 min ago
+2I have to go to academia and I hate it (advice needed) Hello, everyone. I'm a long time lurker and happy to be here Before anything, I just want to point out that I'm not a troll so please don't treat me like one I'm an undergrad (finished my studies last year) in a third world country. last year I applied to most high...131 day 16 hours ago
+2Tech Firm Corp Finance Interview Question: How can you allocate resources of developers to various productsHi All, I was asked a question in Tech firm corp finance role. The interviewer asked how i can allocate software engineers resources to various prod. say why should we invest more engineers to this product and less to another prod. Thank you for all thoughts from talents here.121 day 23 hours ago
+2Dilemma: Quantitative Finance VS Finance?Hey monkeys, Freshman undergoing a dilemma right now. I was recently admitted to (arguably) the best major in an Asian target university: BSc in Quantitative Finance, and I have a choice between this and a regular BBA in Finance. Just a few pros and cons in my mind: Pros: * The former...101 day 2 hours ago
+1not sure about finance, consulting/law or diff. field within finance?Hi everyone, For some background, I grew up as a low-income Asian American female. I now attend an Ivy League and absolutely love it, and growing up poor drew me to wanting to work in finance. I was able to land an internship at a top buy-side firm after my freshman year, but find that I...101 day 16 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...93 months 1 week ago
+2The next iPhone has no Home Button?Hey monkeys, I know that we are a couple months away from the announcement of the 2017 iPhone, so just out of curiosity, I have been reading up on a [leak](https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/07/16/iphone-8-design-camera-specs-price-release/#7704b77052f4) of the next iPhone's...914 hours 51 min ago
+2Selling life insurance during college, transferrable value?I got an offer as a life insurance sales-intern for New York Life. Payment is 100% commission, but the earnings potential is above most other internship opportunities. Given that I would be selling financial packages, would this job be a great benefit to my career portfolio? I would like to work...83 days 20 hours ago
+2Harvard w/ gap yearChoosing between Harvard waitlist acceptance with a gap year requirement (z-list) that would place me in the Harvard College Class of 2022 or attending UChicago Class of 2021. Obviously Harvard is Harvard, but I have no idea what to do during a gap year, I feel like I would be wasting my time....84 hours 23 min ago
+2Kill my CVI just finished my first CV draft. I´m planning on applying for a spring week insight. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could criticise it. Also, I´m wondering if I should include that I used to tutor for free. Here it is: http://docdro.id/Ac8dSvq62 days 7 hours ago
+2University of Bristol: an underrated choice?I'm looking for an insurance in case my application at the US universities such as Vandy UT Austin etc. doesn't work. In London I'll try to apply for LSE LBS and others. But according to efinancialcareers and other rankings, University Of Bristol placed very well in IBD...62 days 13 hours ago
+2Advice for a non traditional student trying to get a start in CREI am a 34 year old senior at a non target school set to graduate in December with a degree in math/econ. I plan on landing in the Dallas area when I graduate and I want to get into CRE. My end goal, 10 or 15 years down the line, is to go off and do developments on my own. My resume is rather...51 day 23 hours ago
+2Breaking in to ManagementIt's my opinion that two of the biggest milestones in a corporate career are 1) getting your first corporate job, and 2) jumping from "individual contributor" to management. Why? These milestones both seem to require "prior experience": you can't get a job without...51 hour 1 min ago
+2WSO New York Happy Hour: Thur 7/20, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy summer, dear monkeys! Join us for the July 2017 happy hour! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. We're all very fortunate people indeed--let's drink like it! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, July 20th, @...45 hours 15 min ago
+2Thank you and Goodbye WSO!:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))121 hours 34 min ago
+6In theory you never broke in, what are you now?In theory you failed all of your interviews and never landed the FT position you have today, Where are you now?621 hour 17 min ago
+4What Is Your Definition of Success or Having "Made It"?Hello monkeys, The question in the title above is pretty self-explanatory. The term success is an immensely subjective terms and I am interested to hear what the community has to say on the topic. EDIT: Personally for me, my definition of having "made it" would be becoming...511 day 2 hours ago
+3Just got back results from Ancestry and....OK I got back results from Ancestry and according to my family tree I had a black great, great, etc etc grandfather from a really long time ago. They said I am 1/16th black. Am I allowed to attend URM recruiting? I can print out the family tree and show it to recruiters but idk312 hours 24 min ago
+1Piper Jaffray 1st round SA interview hey, so PJC notified people who got 1st round interviews yesterday, and I was wondering if anyone had done a 1st round with them before and has any insights. The email said it's mostly about your background with some behavioral and technical questions. I'm mostly curious if people have...205 hours 57 min ago
+1Cold e-mailed 100+ people - no responses (not my name is goldstein troll)I've exhausted all of my alumni contacts and have gotten pretty good responses from them in terms of getting set up for interviews in the fall. But i wanted to better my chances by reaching out to as many shops as possible. I've cold emailed 100+ people at mm's/BBs/boutiques...191 hour 28 min ago
+1How has networking been going for you all over this summer?Have a lot of people been responding to you? How are you able to get some people's attention? Are bankers usually very busy over the summer? 191 day 5 hours ago
+1Top Broker Incentives / PoachingHey guys. Somewhat recently a top broker from our firm jumped ship to another major brokerage. Made me wonder what kind of incentives may be offered to poach a very solid producer. Is it keeping more commissions? Notoriety of being under a CBRE/JLL/Colliers banner? Are there any perquisites that...177 hours 57 min ago
+1Sent thank you letter to wrong employeeHi Guys, After my interview I accidentally sent a thank you note to the wrong person in the firm. He has the same name and my interviewer did not give me his business card so it was an honest mistake. Is this possibly damaging at all?174 days 3 hours ago
+1Thoughts on Startups after B-School?Hey monkeys, Recently ran across this article that says "more than a third of the MBA graduates at Stanford and MIT started companies within three years of their commencement". [quote] At one school after another, the rates of entrepreneurship within the three-year window are three...161 day 5 hours ago
+1How would you approach alumni on LinkedIn?Hello guys so I am basically trying to network with some alumni in order to increase my chances of securing some work experience for next summer. My method until now has been to message them introducing myself and saying that I was interested in the field they work at. However, this has not been...151 day 23 hours ago
+1Military to investment banking transition(Enlisted Version)Hello Everyone! This is my first time posting on this forum but I have been reading around for quite some time(since High School), and I have a few questions that maybe some of you with prior experience could help me get a better grasp on. Just for some background, I am currently a 22 year...153 days 2 hours ago
+2Will my poor decisions effect my chances of getting a job?Hey guys, I am a URM if thats what would you like to call me and always struggled growing up. I grew up in the Bronx and I always dreamed about always wanting to leave out the hood and become somewhat of a rich person. I want to support my family, I want to care for them like how they cared for...144 days 1 hour ago
+1Prospective MSF Student Profile - Low GMAT score Hey everyone! I'm going to be entering my last semester of undergrad this fall and will also be applying to MSF programs. I took my first practice <span class='keyword_link'><a...141 day 5 hours ago
+1BMW 428iWhy is the 428i (specifically the gran coupe) so cheap? It seems like a pretty cool car but looks to cost a lot less than other models.141 day 22 hours ago
+1Why would a Private Equity Firm go Public? (Blackstone, KKR)From my understanding, a Private Equity firm's only revenue streams are its management fees and carried interest. As a firm, what is the purpose of going public? Can you use the stock proceeds to create another fund, collect mgmt fees, increase the company's value, and continue the cycle?142 days 6 hours ago
+1How would you grade Obama's presidency?Any metric scale is fine (A-F, 1-10, 1-100, etc.). His approval ratings are obviously positive at this point, but I am curious to hear some monkeys' thoughts about his administration and its legacy. Just to get the ball rolling, these are a few questions that I think are relevant: What...142 days 20 hours ago
+1PE vs HF L/S equity - which one is harder to excel in?Hi all, I am coming from PE background (associate now after 5 years experience) and am considering my options to continue with PE or move into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...123 days 7 hours ago
+1interview - tradingMsg for details.. Need to add more characters..... Need to add more characters..... Need to add more characters.....1222 hours 51 min ago
+1Non-Bank LendingCan anyone give their insight into the world of nonbank lending. We are seeing a rise of all these companies such as RXR Starwood and Moinian getting into this playing field since banks are becoming more regulated. My question would be why these companies see lending as attractive. Is earning...122 days 17 hours ago
+1Citi Phone ScreenCan someone please give any tips on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> phone screen? I'm a liberal arts student (Econ) and don't know how heavy they are going to be on technicals and what not. 111 day 7 hours ago
+1So what happens if I didnt get a return offerSituation: Interned freshman summer at small IB, but didnt get return offer, probably because I sucked ass. For junior SA recruiting, if they ask why I didn't return to that bank for sophomore summer, should I say I didnt get a return offer b/c it was my first business internship ever so i...113 days 11 hours ago
+1Getting Noticed with a High GPA from a Non-TargetHello, I just finished up my first year with a 3.9 GPA as a quantitative finance (hardest major at school) and math double major. I didn't get the best grades early on in HS and ended up at a non-target school (top 50 business school) despite high SAT scores, and worry about my chances...111 day 12 hours ago
+1Real Estate internshipI am going into my junior year at a small liberal arts school and want to go into CRE and maybe REPE. I already have an internship at a top residential <span class='keyword_link'><a...114 hours 58 min ago
+1Location on new fundsSo I am in no way part of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund industry</a></span>, but, I am curious that if someone were to have the credentials and the track record of performance could a...1023 hours 51 min ago
+1WF Summer 2018 IB Accelerated InterviewI have my first round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> 2018 Summer Analyst in IB coming up, I was wondering what the interview consisted of - I've heard there's been a...1043 min 59 sec ago
+1No Sophomore Summer Internship - What Now?Hey all, A little about myself: I'm a target school student (Ross / Berkeley / Cornell AEM ) with a 3.84 GPA. I've relied on the target status as well as GPA to <span class='keyword_link'><a...1013 min 45 sec ago
+1UIUC ECE to Quant/HFTHi, I am currently a rising junior ECE w/ STAT minor at UIUC. GPA: 3.9 Anyways, I am looking to land a Quant/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-high-frequency-trading-hft">HFT</a></span> type of jobs when I graduate....1021 hours 19 min ago
+1Unpleasant co-worker?We all know that not everyone is compatible with each other, not all of us get along with others. But there are some people who are just straight annoying. Like, there is this another intern in my company, who constantly peeks into what another intern and me are doing (same room, sitting...103 hours 2 min ago
+1Is Private Equity Operations Analyst considered a shit job?Is it? A fucker on these forms told me today, that I had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> job and was lying about being in Private Equity. He said that a job in operations...94 days 1 hour ago
+1Breaking: Healthcare Reform Collapsed, 3 Effects on EconomyAfter GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran defected 13 hours ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to acknowledge defeat. The repeal and replace of Obamacare will not go through. For the markets, this is latest development indicates that the Trump administration is ineffective and has...91 day 2 hours ago
+1Undergrad Courses: Stats vs EconometricsI'm going into my second year of uni where I'll be majoring in Finance and I have to pick between taking a stats course or econometrics. They're cover similar things, as they're anti reqs. Both go over simple/multiple regression, hypothesis testing etc. but I was wondering...92 days 1 hour ago
+1I want to become a Quant but got a 600 on my Math section on the SAT, is it possible?I've always wanted to be a Quant but I sucked hard at the SAT in the math section. Was wondering if I could still do QR, thanks!810 min 23 sec ago
+1Does Globalization Add Risk?In 2015, S&P 500 companies derived 44% of their revenues from foreign markets. It seems like many investors talk about the value of diversification, and usually diversification includes exposure to foreign markets. But, I look at the stat above, and it seems to me that investors long in US...81 day 3 hours ago
+1Lukewarm intro....no replyI've been networking at the top of the hierarchy recently (MD, Principals, Chairman, Division Heads etc - I think people at the top have more time for this kind of shit since they're not grinding away on powerpoints until 2AM) and working my way around through people I already know and...81 day 2 hours ago
+1How to stay up to date with industry news/deals in Commercial Real Estate?Had some coffee chats recently. Was sort of surprised by technicals/asking me about news. Was asked about if i knew how to do a rent roll/knew what was going on in the industry. Went into the coffee chats assuming we would talk more about fit and stick to a more informational chat which it...82 days 21 hours ago
+1Newb. How to send calendar invites? I'm doing lots of networking this summer using my Gmail account and everyone is asking me to send calendar invites for calls. Anyone know if there's a way to do this through Gmail when they are using Outlook? I've been sending invites from my Outlook account at work but would...84 days 23 hours ago
+1Cold Emailing on Weekends?Apologies in advance if this is answered elsewhere (I did look around). So I’ve read a bunch of posts about cold emailing here and it seems like everyone has their own theory about the best time to do it. Some say it's best on Monday morning when people come into the office and...74 days 17 hours ago
+1sent resume with errorAsked someone for a coffee chat and sent him my resume with an error, should I send it again and apologize for the error? 76 days 20 hours ago
+1Are we too focused on Personal Career Development VS Genuine Learning/Intellectual Growth?What I mean by my title is that I realized people who tend to go into finance (and other business professions) tend to be obsessed with getting a "career edges". The high achieving college kid spends most of his free time researching which bank offers best "exit opps", how to...75 days 1 hour ago
+1How to delete JPMorgan/Citi/BoA career profileHello, Does anyone know how to delete those Taleo career profiles for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 7 hours ago
+1Analysts and Associates at Boutiques-MM IBs/PE funds, do you mind being cold messaged on LinkedIn?I have been messaging quite a few analysts and associates with strong response rates, but I don't know how they feel about this. Would you prefer if I reached out to you via email? Does this come across as a little unconventional/unprofessional? Again, due to the relatively high response...71 hour 47 min ago
+1Stuggling With Behaviorals - Would Appreciate TipsHey guys, I am a rising junior studying <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> but realized that I would much rather work in Finance. I had a phone interview last Friday.... and it went terribly. I haven't had...722 hours 14 min ago
+1Studying cryptocurrency: great idea or waste of time?Hi everyone, I am currently studying in a Business School and I wanted to know if you think it is worth to spend time learning cryptocurrencies and everything around (blockchain, bitcoin...). This is something we won’t study at school and I thought it could maybe be interesting to precisely...719 hours 11 min ago
+1Two years Consulting and lost --> Next Step? (IBD,ER,NonProfit)TL;DR - Current Consultant looking to switch into finance reaching out Monkeys- Just finished my second year at a Management & Strategy Consulting shop and I am looking at making the transition. I always wanted to do <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 6 hours ago
+2My tourettes spazzed out during the interview?I was interviewing for a buyside firm a couple of weeks ago and the interview was going typically good. The interviewer liked and the technicals were pretty easy so I thought I had a shot for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super...71 day 40 min ago
+1apple or pc laptop for college/internships?what do you guys think is the best option for college primarily and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> second? macbooks are sick, but idk what to get61 day 1 hour ago
+1Where to start career: Startup PE firm vs. Cambridge Associates Long time lurker on here, looking to decide between 2 offers fresh out of college. This forum has been an immense help to me through the years, and I'm hoping it can come through again: Offer 1 is with a newly formed PE firm as an analyst in NYC. It's a small office of about 5...63 days 18 hours ago
+1Offering first two weeks of intern salary for a successful referral?Background: I am currently about to start a masters program at a semi-target school and will be graduating in December 2018 (I would like to do an investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...62 days 2 hours ago
+1LifeCo Equity and Debt Investment Controversy. The shop I'm working with this summer is arranging financing for a mixed use project in the pipeline. This is the kicker... the LifeCo partner is funding this by offering senior debt AND will be taking on 70 percent of the remaining equity stake. How can this work? The equity portion...66 days 4 hours ago
+1The Juice is LooseOJ paroled and will be released in October. More likely that he ends up back in prison or on a reality tv show?632 min 7 sec ago
+1MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University - International StudentHi All, I am an International student going to do MBA from Olin Business School - Washington University and hoping to work in US post MBA. I have 2 questions : 1) What is the reputation of Olin in US? 2) What are the job prospects at Olin for International Students looking to work in...61 day 16 hours ago
+1Underwriting different assets at different types of lendersi currently am an underwriting analyst and a shop like Greystone, Arbor, Hunt in NYC. we are one of the largest fannie mae / <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/freddie-mac" target="_blank">Freddie Mac</a></span> underwriters and I...61 day 4 hours ago
+1William Blair Pre- interview assessment Hey Monkeys, Did anyone else receive the pre-interview assessment (Koru) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>? If how did it go and if anyone heard anything back after...61 day 2 hours ago
+1Strategy for First Year of CollegeI'm an incoming first year at UVA and am interested in working in investment banking. I know that most <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> don't take place until after my third...61 day 6 hours ago
+1Why are you still trying to break into equity research?I keep seeing all of the posts for people trying to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> - why?! Commissions were down 10-15% last year, firms are closing, and more regulation is...53 hours 45 min ago
+1PE Fund Fee QuestionI'm aware the PE funds typically charge management fees on all committed capital from day 1. Is there ever a point at which the basis for the management fees goes up or down? Specifically I'm looking at a fund where they're fully invested 5 years in, but the M2M on their...54 hours 47 min ago
+1Chipotle Hit With Another Foodborne IllnessShares of Chipotle ($CMG) fell off a cliff today after Business Insider reported the closing of a Sterling, VA location following multiple reports of customers falling ill. [quote] Customers reported symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, severe stomach pain, dehydration, and nausea to the...52 days 13 min ago
+1Best Minor to add to Finance Major for PE?So I am going to be a freshman next fall at Pitt. I'm majoring in Finance and plan to do a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation. My advisor has encouraged me to take a good amount of extra accounting classes throughout my four years. However, my study abroad director, who was a...531 min ago
+1Using a year-old account for 2018 SA applications?So I applied last year for 2017 SA positions and were largely unsuccessful. I have extended graduation so I have another shot at 2018 SA. My question is if I can use my old accounts for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...55 days 2 hours ago
+1Is it immoral to reunite the Korean peninsula?North Korea is getting louder and louder, but its indescribably heinous treatment of its people still remains an open and public fact. It is also now just as obvious that the N. Korean government has absolutely zero intentions of ever radically taking steps in obliterating its cult of...53 days 39 min ago
+1Chance met at UPenn Wharton Full-Time MBATop 20 US News, 3.7 GPA Big 4 Accounting - two years experience Looking to lateral into sexier job for next two years before applying (any ideas on what will help?) 700 <span class='keyword_link'><a...515 hours 9 min ago
+1Should I try getting a referral from a Partner or an Associate?I have several alumni at Partner level (obviously much older than me) with whom I can get in touch. But should I really focus on impressing the Partners, or the Associates? School of thought 1: Associates have more incentive in referring (as they care about money), as partners don't...55 days 22 hours ago
+1Cold Email turned Warm, What Next?So I recently cold-emailed an MD at a boutique to mid level (in between) got a good response and a half hour block scheduled phone call. Just needed some advice on what to talk about and what direction to point the conversation to better put myself in a position to ask for an interview for a...51 hour 26 min ago
+1Chicago Boutiques for 2018 SA?What are some good boutique banks in the CHI area? I go to a target school for Chicago offices and would really appreciate any guidance. Currently interning on the buy-side in CA but want to get an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 19 min ago
+1Where to start?I am a rising junior majoring in international relation with no previous work experience in finance. I do have a fair bit of work experience, having interned at the United Nations and a Senators office, among other things. GPA is a 3.7, so isn't much of a problem. I'm looking to get...55 days 17 hours ago
+1Withdrew Application - create a different account?Hello, I submitted an application to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> for an analyst position and withdrew when I realized that there was some information I omitted that I'd now like to include. However,...51 day 17 hours ago
+1Search Fund - Ghosted hard after perfect InterviewI worked at a search fund this summer, and am excited to say that I watched the PE firm make it through a successful acquisition. I want to work at another in the fall (flexible hours around class schedule). I spoke for an initial phone conversation with the principal of a firm I would describe...52 days 5 hours ago
+1Question about reaching out to a VPHey guys, I've been having trouble reaching out to analysts from a particular bank, and I checked out my school's recruiting page and noticed an alum that is a VP at that bank. Would it be appropriate to reach out to that VP even though I haven't spoken to any of the...523 hours 28 min ago
+1Blue-Collar to High FinanceIf any monkeys have made the move from a blue-collar upbringing to high finance I would really like to hear your story(ies). I didn't have a lot of money growing up, worked road construction after high school to pay for school, saved enough to pay for JUCO after 2 years, and got a good...45 days 17 hours ago
+1USC - Masters of Business for Veteranshttps://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/specialized-masters-programs/master-business-veterans What are your thoughts? Intuitively, a way to take advantage of the (now rightfully outrageous) GI Bill. A good friend of mine is a SEAL and is jumping in next cohort. Obviously not on par with an...423 hours 24 min ago
+1How long to wait after interview before moving on?Hey Guys, How long would you wait after an interview before accepting you weren't chosen, or to send a follow up email? I'm on 6 business days for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...41 day 4 hours ago
+1New here, any conservatives work on Wall St?Been working at a few billion AUM PE / hedge fund in NYC for the past few years. I work on the deal side and enjoy what I do but wish I worked with more conservatives / republicans. Any one in the city find themselves in this boat who is a conservative/republican want to meet up? I'm 25 but...41 day 17 hours ago
+1Is Google Turning too Personal?Apparently Google has decided to completely overhaul its search engine app on smart phones by adding a new personalized feed. The feed consists of links about hobbies, sports, news; I'm starting to find this a bit too similar to social media. This new Google offering is called...45 hours 13 min ago
+1Industries/Functions to explore for Native Chinese/Spanish speaker?Rising senior at a top public school in the south (UVA, UNC, UT Austin, etc.) majoring in what's basically a Sociology/HR major (e.g. Sociology at UVA, Management and Society at UNC, and Human Dimensions of Organizations at UT). I interned at a F500 this summer in the auto industry in a...31 day 21 hours ago
+1To all the commercial real estate brokers out there...how much money do you make?Just curious, to all the commercial real estate brokers out there--how much money are you earning a year. Answer format below * Product Type * Investment Sales or Leasing * Geography (City, State or Region) * Commission after company and team splits * Company split % * ...31 day 1 hour ago
+1How to be a Millionaire TraderWe all know that Wall Street is extremely competitive as it is. There are people fighting for summer associate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at less known banks to gain enough...317 hours 43 sec ago
+1Where can Iearn financial modelling for cheap?I am a CC student and my college doesn't offer intermediate finance classes. I have a good accounting and economics background, but I would love to get some practice in before I transfer to a university. 33 days 5 hours ago
+1WSO Series 7 Exam Prep LaunchedFellow WSO Members, I'm happy to announce that we have launched a new Series 7 training course today! Take a look here and let me know what you think please: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/series-7-exam-prep-course-finra Happy to answer any questions or listen to any...33 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Worst internship storiesThought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well. I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....23 min 43 sec ago
+1Strategy Consulting in AfricaWhat is your opinion in strategy consulting in Africa? I know that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> have offices in S.Africa which cover the whole region. After some search on LinkedIn I saw that the...22 days 4 hours ago
+1Citi SA IB 2018 VIDEO INTERVIEW (KORU)- Questions?Anyone else got this immediately after applying? I have to complete this within 48 hours. What types of questions did they ask? Here's what you'll be asked about: Your past experiences Your work style How you’d react in work scenarios What else can you expect? It...26 days 6 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo Beats Q2 ExpectationsWells Fargo posted YoY growth in profit for the first time since 3Q 2015. The bank, which is recovering from the fallout of its sham accounts scandal last year, reported a 5% growth in earnings for Q2 2017, while the revenue remained flat at $22.2 bln. Here's the great visual of the...26 days 5 hours ago
+1Career in government-related banks?Hi everyone, I have seen a lot of discussions on careers in IB, PE, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, AM and such. Apparently, these industries get all the...25 days 2 hours ago
+1Looking for some opinions on networking outside of IBDSo I have the opportunity to meet with a partner from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> next week (I’ll be taking this opportunity regardless, don’t worry). This partner is not in <span...26 days 1 hour ago
+1Uranium Down 89%: Green Light, or Investors Kryptonite?The highly cyclical commodity uranium has been in a bear market ever since a tsunami caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the 11th of March 2011. Essentially, due to negative sentiment and the decommissioning of nuclear power reactors, the demand for uranium has gone down. This has lead to...26 days 1 hour ago
+1Morgan Stanley tops expectation. Earnings graphics snapshot[Morgan Stanley](https://alphastreet.com/bite/b4e1410) reported higher 2Q17 profit, mainly helped by its investment banking and wealth management business. Net revenues jumped 7% to $9.5Billion. View full earnings graphics that is quite handy -...21 day 2 hours ago
+1Cover Letter RequirementI just looked at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P....220 hours 55 min ago
+1Terrible GPA. Going into my Senior Year but I still have hopeHello, I am not looking for sympathy and I understand I am not going IB, but just looking for practical suggestions. The bad: I have a 2.7 GPA. I got to a non-target school. I cannot afford business school. I don't have any great experience. I do have a 2250 SAT score, and I have 2...219 hours 8 min ago
+1CMBS/MBS(Agency and Non-Agency)/CMO research teamsHi all, I'm interested in the mortgage backed stuff and was wondering how the research teams in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> doing. Was reading a research report published...11 day 23 hours ago
+1List of 1700 Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in the United StatesOne of my friends who is an entrepreneur in California recently compiled a list of 1700 major VCs and Angel Investors, what companies they are associated with, and their bios. He shared it with a group of friends (including me) and how I can not share it with WSO? Anyways, I hope at least some...125 min 2 sec ago
+1Should I move to a different market?I currently work for the top commercial brokerage in my hometown which is tertiary city in the midwest (1,000,000 people in MSA). I currently focus on office leasing (landlord and tenant rep) and some sale transactions as well. My city is primarily manufacturing/industrial based so the vast...11 day 7 hours ago
+1Should I put irrelevant experience on my resume?I'm a rising senior about to apply for full-time analyst positions in NYC. I only have one real relevant experience to put on my resume. It's my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>...11 day 6 hours ago
+1Who wear it best: the survey**Who wear it best: the survey** I'm wondering who dress better in financial world. From <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> to AM and lawyers. Who have the best...13 days 3 hours ago
+1Argus Test (Interview)I have a modeling test coming up in an interview with a major fund/capital allocator and I've been informed that it will be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...118 hours 44 min ago
+1Federal Consulting vs. Public Finance IBMoved to IB forum... Again, weird comparison, but I appreciate the insight on either side of the comparison! 04 days 22 hours ago
+1Networking from Foreign Time Zone?I'm currently on vacation in India, but am in the process of sending out waves of cold e-mails mainly to SF Offices with the intent of securing 2018 SA. After sending out the first few, it just hit me that these potential contacts might want to talk sometime in California afternoon, which...02 days 6 hours ago
+1PE success (or failure) storiesHey team, I'm surprised there aren't that many detailed "PE recruiting stories" on WSO. Would really appreciate it if people would share theirs or point me in the direction of a few good ones. I saw the "my 4 part recruiting process" post and that was quite...02 days 4 hours ago
+1hi every oneHi all , I am new in this forum, just talk about real estate realated topic. nice to meet you, have a nice day06 days 15 hours ago
+1Moving out of BlackRock's Aladdin Client Services to more investment related positionI am currently an intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> in their Aladdin Client Services group. I have a finance and <span class='keyword_link'><a...03 days 18 hours ago
+1MSF for S&TWanted to get some thoughts on the viability of an MSF for S&T recruiting. Currently at a semitarget undergrad (UVA, ND, UMich), working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> this...01 day 3 hours ago
+1Oaktree is looking for a NYC AssociateJust saw it on indeed. Looked at the profiles of the M.D.'s there and wow....I don't stand a chance since I graduated low GPA from a Religious Affiliated school that is mid-tier. If anyone graduated from a target and is looking for a 2-year associate program in real estate this would...02 days 21 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...476 months 2 days ago
+3Office Babes Best PracticesI've been subconsciously working game on the floor for 2 years. It served me well to seem like I didn't have an ulterior motive, they thought I had no intentions. It was innocent at first (that's a fucking lie - I did not have any immediate plans ), but now I would like to reap...277 hours 36 min ago
0Rolex Datejust II (two-tone) or Rolex Submariner?Currently deciding between these two. I personally like the Datejust II. I'm looking for something with a lot of class and will say a lot about me when I go in to shake the interviewers hand. Thanks.191 day 13 hours ago
+2McKinsey says, AI will KILL 30% of JOBS at BanksMachines Poised to Take Over 30% of Work at Banks, McKinsey Says. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/machines-poised-to-take-over-30-of-work-at-banks-mckinsey-says Report estimates impact of new tech within investment banking It’ll ‘transform the industry’ within a...1816 min 28 sec ago
+1Best places to live for Investment BankingI am currently an econ major at NCSU - I graduate in the spring, and was wondering what cities (besides NYC) would be ideal for an entry level investment banker? I am fine with moving anywhere in the U.S...would prefer spending around $1500 on rent. Any suggestions?1252 min 1 sec ago
0Any tips and tricks for Day trading?Do you guys have any advice or tips and tricks for an aspiring day trader? I personally think that investment banking wasn't really for me and enjoyed the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...113 days 17 hours ago
+1SHITTY Alumni AT Cali Non TargetsSeriously I am not able to understand that why do some schools have such shitty (I mean, shitty is an understatement), I am not being mean, just honest, and this isn't a rant, but probably like an awareness thing. I am really tired, of alumni not giving a single fuck about their alumni,...94 hours 2 min ago
+1What happens to Undergrads who fail to secure an internship?As we all know, **Investment Banking is a highly competitive industry to get into. **Not everybody goes to Wharton or Harvard Level Ivy Leagues, for most of us we'll probably go to a University of California Berkeley/USC/Duke/Notre Dame/Brown University type of ranking school, which is...92 days 4 hours ago
+1Is Having a Job the Best Life?With the GOP Healthcare fiasco wrapping up, I have been thinking about the outlook of this country and how this will affect the future of this country. Here are some facts with the relevant government data: 1. Since October 2013, Medicaid has added [16.7 million new...92 min 16 sec ago
+1why doesn't equity value take into account 100% minority interestthis is from BIWS: "Let’s say that your revenue is $100, and you own 70% of another company that has $50 in revenue. On your statements, you show $150 in revenue because you consolidate 100% of the statements (see the Accounting section of the guide). But <span...83 days 18 hours ago
0Wait.. S&T? Bye IB?Hey everyone, I got in touch with several S&T people at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'s and feel like I have solid leads... I've spent the entire summer...81 day 9 hours ago
+1How to conduct my first informational interview. No Email. Calling directly.Hey all One of my good friends is dating a girl whose father is an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I've talked to her before but I've never spoken to her father....81 day 56 min ago
+2Patek Phillipe or Vacheron ConstantinUm hey, I have a coffee meeting with my brother tomorrow talking about our dad. I was wondering what should I wear to impress him?51 day 16 hours ago
+1NYU MSRE- Anyone take Accounting with Dan Crowley?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx55 days 5 hours ago
+1What is your favorite lyric?"A-T-L, Georgia, what we do for ya Bull doggin' hoes like them Georgetown Hoyas." None of you would understand this because you all arent going to Georgetown like I am. Anyways, what's your favorite lyric/line from a song?4923 hours 4 min ago
+3Sexism in 2017Hello, I am a female and want to work on Wall Street. I believe I am just as capable as other candidates to the jobs I want to apply to, and have never to this point been discriminated in school. When reading articles regarding Wall St. culture, all women talk about having suffered abuse on...331 day 1 hour ago
+1How can I become successful from a no-name school?I have a 4.0 GPA at a shit CC but have a very rigorous courseload while my peers are taking arts and ethics classes. I want to break into an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> but...322 days 2 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...272 months 2 weeks ago
+1Good luck to all SAs! Message for those who didn't get in.For those who are on their way to interning, congratulations! You will pick up on many new skills, meet amazing people and have a great time with your team at the office! To those who didn't get in, hear me out. DO NOT give up. If you are hard working, determined and work SMART (this is...94 days 16 hours ago
0How to navigate the IB summer recruiting process as an incoming junior transfer to a top 10 undergrad biz school?Hi WSO, I've passively looked at these forum the past few years and it's been very helpful in helping me establish my belief that finance/IB is what I want to get into out of college. A little about me: I attended a community college for two years after high school and am transferring...36 days 22 hours ago
0Will my poor decisions effect my chances of getting a job? Subscribe to this DiscussionHey guys, I am a URM if thats what would you like to call me and always struggled growing up. I grew up in the Bronx and I always dreamed about always wanting to leave out the hood and become somewhat of a rich person. I want to support my family, I want to care for them like how they cared for...24 days 18 hours ago
0PE firms with Analyst PositionsMonkeys, Which PE firms have analyst positions? I know some MM shops do but I have heard the training is often inadequate. Whereas I have heard at some MM shops the training and experience is second to none with chances of promotion. Please let me know, thank you in advance!!!22 days 4 hours ago
0Sophomore Experience and Applying to Junior SA internships Hey Guys, I'm currently at a semi target university majoring in finance with a 3.9 GPA. I'm a little worried that my sophomore internship won't make me look as competitive as some of the other applicants coming into <span class='keyword_link'><a...21 day 2 hours ago
0Is my experience a hindrance in joining IB??Hello people. I am looking to break into IB and i would like some opinions if i am going to have problems because of my experience. I graduated with a BBA from a non-target uni.I then worked in my family's agro business for 1 year handling heavy equipment.I got a master in logistics and i...25 days 6 hours ago
0Is there any use in networking with non-alumni if I am from a target school?I go to a target school and we have enough alumni at firms that first round interviews are usually solely handled by these alumni (and even getting picked for the interviews is handled by these alumni). Knowing this to be the case, is there any use for me to network with non-alumni at these...12 days 7 hours ago
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0How difficult is to get an internship in MO or BO at a BB?Currently going into my junior year at a semi target with a 3.7+ GPA, however I am not in the business school at my university (so I dont have access to any of the good OCR). Seeing as how I don't believe I would have a good chance at any <span class='keyword_link'><a...15 days 3 hours ago
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+1What Bank or Boutique do you work at?Just wondering, everyone here acts like their at some top notch prestigious firm and etc. I understand if you dont want to because of personal reasons.92 days 4 hours ago
0Olin Business School rank by US newsOlin Business School at Washington University ranks at 21st position by US news. Kindly advise how great a school Olin is? What about job placements and St. Louis as a place. Thanks!33 days 6 hours ago
0long cigs (dd inside)cigs are about to rebound. the anti health wave is set to gain popularity in response to the way that the idea of fitness is trendy today. mainstream media will become tired of their current portrayal of a healthy lifestyle revolving around fitness and begin to romanticize death once we see a...04 days 15 hours ago
0PE VP RecruitingHey WSO community, Long term lurker on this forum (as my username implies) and have always found the content to be incredibly helpful, including both recruiting processes that I've been through. I'm about to make the transition from consulting to private equity at a fairly...03 days 3 hours ago
+1Need Advice - Prospective 2018 SA Intern OverwhelmedBoys, Boss Baby speaking. I currently attend a target school with a 3.84 GPA; excuse the subtle flex, but you know I had to do it on 'em. Regardless, I have failed to truly follow up on those positive stats; I haven't been networking lately, nor have I completed any applications. In...93 hours 5 min ago
+1After speculation and embarrassment I might should quit the UBS gig and become a day trader your thoughts?After the whole <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> incident blasted over, I got a email from saying that I was auto rejected, for "spelling their name incorrectly", and "should not apply anymore to...123 days 4 hours ago
+6Are people on this website genuinely this rude?Its like I came here last night looking for career advice, but I got nothing but disrespectful comments, monkey shit thrown at me, and offensive statements. Are people on wallstreetoasis genuinely this rude? Update thread:...1023 days 3 hours ago
+7Whats the point of investment banking?I've been on this forum for a while now, and I just can't stop thinking about this. "Whats the point of investment banking?" What value do you bring to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...4022 hours 33 min ago
+2If I don't have money to go to a semi-target/target then how do I break into Investment Banking (or be successful at life)?OK so I'm not going to bore you, 4.0 CC student who has done some great ECs with a difficult courseload. Associate in Science as well. Now I've taken this year off and will apply for transfer to target/semi-targets this upcoming March. Now unlike all of you my shit family doesn't...7413 min 19 sec ago
+4I think most of this forum is full of spoiled bratsWho on this forum really worked hard? Most people here are probably kids of MD's, Partners, and Lawyers. EDIT: I am a rich kid too, but i'm not brat like most people here..451 day 13 hours ago
+2Got dinged at Lazard may have to suffer the consequences So it turns out I will most likely get dinged from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> because I accidentally spelled Lazard as "Lizerd" on my cover letter. I have learned from my experience but holy crap I...233 days 20 hours ago
+2hard science majors are objectively vastly superior to liberal arts studentsWe STEM majors actually care about doing well in school and making a living for ourselves. We work hard to learn difficult and marketable skills (the curves are way harsher in engineering courses than in English), and we are intelligent, logical, and disciplined. Time management is way better...174 days 4 hours ago
+1Why would a person select a Boutique over a Bulge Bracket?You must be way out of your mind to even thinking about selecting a EB offer over a well known <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>. BBs can offer great exit opportunities, reliable...102 days 2 hours ago
+2Students at top universities are generally superior to students at lower-ranked universitiesI think it makes sense to judge people based on where they go to college. For the most part, people who attend top universities (ivy league-- esp HYP, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Caltech, Duke, WashU, Northwestern, UChicago, UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc) are far superior to students attending...253 days 21 hours ago