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+32HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...1487 hours 4 sec ago
+21Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...10203 hours 18 min ago
+13Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="//">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: <em>"A man walks into library and approaches the...4262 days 2 hours ago
+13Anyone Play Videogames?Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry. Most...1471 hour 31 min ago
+14My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up InterviewsI don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us": What is it about my resume and experience that interest you. It's a beautiful...303 hours 24 min ago
+11Top 5 Stupidest Publicly Traded Companies I was screening for new l/s ideas yesterday and forgot to filter market cap. Some hilarity ensued, and having a minute this morning, I figured I would share this collection of monkey shit. Yes, these are/were real companies and you can look them up on Cap IQ if you want. **5. Reality Racing...391 hour 6 min ago
+10Wall Street Bro Caught on Camera Humping Fearless Girl StatueIf you haven't seen it yet, a picture has gone viral of someone humping the "fearless girl" statue that faces the Wall Street Charging Bull. According to a Huffington Post <a...1091 hour 30 min ago
+9Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys, I had to come to WSO, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred. So I'm a part-time intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...951 day 23 min ago
+10Cuisines of the WorldFolks, a definitive ranking of the planet's major cuisines is desperately needed. I have my own list but the problem is it keeps changing. Below are the major cuisines of the world in no particular order, by country. What should the order be? Which are the best cuisines? Why? By the way,...922 days 5 hours ago
+9Day in the Life: Oil Trading Research AnalystI feel like it is often said here and at times overdone, but while every day is a bit different there are certain tasks that happen every week or month. I’m going to split the below into three different types of days to compare. <h3>Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates...171 day 15 hours ago
+8AMA: Current junior quantitative researcherHi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor" suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I went to a target/semi-target...291 day 18 hours ago
+7How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She...562 days 3 hours ago
+6The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for CRE is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?1074 hours 41 min ago
+8Gender Pay Gap - Is it real?With feminism on the rise and recent mass demonstrations for gender equality, I have been hearing a lot about gender pay gap. Something along the lines that a woman is paid 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a male makes. However, I have not seen viable evidence for this notion, yet it is...802 days 19 hours ago
+6ESPN is losing 10k customers daily - Can Disney save it? After reading about how ESPN is firing millions of dollars in on air talent, and hemorrhaging money all together, I started thinking about how viable the company is for the long term and how it will affect the price of Disney Stock. ESPN is one of Disney's top money makers, and for the last...581 day 1 hour ago
+6What excuses do you guys use to take time off for interviews?In my experience, interviews are scheduled just 2-3 days in advance. This is extremely short notice to take a half day or so off work (depending on anticipated interview time, and location). I'm sure a lot of you work long hours, in a somewhat fast-paced professional environment, how do you...482 days 3 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...451 week 5 days ago
+6Mar 16, 2017 - Morning Brew Daily <h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Car makers will adapt to everything” — Nissan turnaround legend Carlos Ghosn commenting on the potential NAFTA changes and globalization challenges like Brexit and #MAGA.[/quote] </br> <p...06 hours 13 min ago
+5Airline of Choice?I saw the <a href="">topic on drinks on flights</a>, so I thought I'd get a somewhat related topic going as well. What airlines do you monkeys prefer (from a passenger's perspective). I used to be...953 days 20 hours ago
+5What are your thoughts on changing dress code?Basically, I think this sensationalizing of modernizing workplace attire is just getting corny. It's just like people find the ugliest jeans and sneakers possible, and seem to be competing on who cares the least and who's more laid back than everyone else. And, tech CEOs or others...395 days 15 hours ago
+5IB MD AMAHi, its that time of year when I feel like giving back. I've been in the game for 18 years, both US and UK. Sales, IB, Quant, even did a stint at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...203 hours 9 min ago
+6Should consultants get an MBA? 8 scenarios to consider One of the most common questions I discuss with aspiring consultants is whether they should go back to school to earn an MBA if they want to become successful in consulting. The blueprint that many people have in their minds as they think about consulting seem to fall into one of three paths for...152 days 23 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="//">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...43 weeks 1 day ago
+4BankismsThat's right. All the nonsense that's said. 1. "We got to dig into the numbers" 2. "Those logos look blurry to me" ... Provide your best below.4610 hours 41 min ago
+4AMA: Non-target -> TAS -> MM IBAll, WSO has been a great resource for me during my path to break into banking. I wanted to give back by doing an AMA given that I'm ramping down my current work load since I'm starting in a month. A quick background: I went to a non-target school, went into a non-big 4 firm...261 day 3 hours ago
+3The Worlds First Trillionaire Will Be An AI EntrepreneurJust read an article where Mark Cuban stated that the worlds first trillionaire will be an AI Entrepreneur. I'm not necessarily a Mark Cuban fan (he's the most obnoxious NBA owner), but I think he is right in regards to AI. I think this is an incredible area of tech that is primed for...4018 hours 5 min ago
+3Tony Robbins - what's your opinion? I've always been *extremely* wary of guys like him, particularly when they have something to sell. I'm know he may have some solid advice but I've always avoided listening to him directly - I usually prefer it to be first filtered through the voices I already trust (e.g. via...337 hours 59 min ago
+3Is short selling ethical?Monkeys, I was going through this article on Roger Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management: The author mentions that "Short sellers are generally reviled by corporations as malevolent...321 hour 18 min ago
+3Pandora's plan to dethrone SpotifyI remember when Pandora first came out in 2005 and It was incredible. Pandora changed the music world, and then just sort of slowly faded into the back of peoples’ minds. Has the window for Pandora to compete against Spotify closed? Pandora has released its version of Spotify, to capture a new...302 hours 13 min ago
+3Should I quit my back office job?Currently at a boutique doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>. Job duties includes office mgmt, IT, corporate accounting, account recon/banking, and several other back office...2921 hours 21 min ago
+3Meet the 19 year old MBA studentApparently, there is a 19 old attending at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey school of business. According to this <a href="">article</a> he is quite the prodigy. [quote] The Los Angeles native...251 day 16 hours ago
+3New WSO Home Page Redesign is Live!Hey guys, as you can probably tell, we just released a dramatically different version of the home page. It still needs some polishing now that we can see it on live with real updated / data, but by and large, what we did was the following: 1. For logged out visitors, we tried to focus more...204 hours 25 min ago
+3LCD - The new study aid?There is a new trend in Silicon Valley according to Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter Inc Founder. Its called LSD microdosing and you use a fraction of the amount of LSD you would normally use to trip. [quote] It seems at around 10 micrograms or so, or 12 micrograms of LSD, is sufficient to...152 days 19 hours ago
+3Calgary IB RankingsHello, Currently a sophomore and going to be doing PE in Toronto this summer but want to go back home to Calgary afterwards and do banking. Lots of the information on the site for Calgary is dated and almost all of the O&G info stuff is Houston focused. I just wanted to get a more...1416 hours 2 min ago
+3Asking: "Did I get the job" & Game TheoryAfter some recent interviewing and many second and third rounds I started to ask myself a question... Do interviewer's know if they are going to hire someone immediately? As an example if I were to ask at the end of the interview did I get the job, would the interviewer have to...142 days 2 hours ago
+3Partners Group AG vs. Carlyle Group I was lucky enough to be given FT offers at both of these firms. I'm currently a senior and trying to decide which is the better option to pursue. The role at Carlyle is with their RE PE team. The role at Partners Group is a 3-year analyst program through PE, RE PE, and Infra....916 hours 13 min ago
+5What is wrong with Ebola Monkey?This guy has some serious issues, have a look at his last two posts. I think it is a combination of pent up anger and self pitty. Thoughts?34 min 20 sec ago
+3How Hungry are You to Win at Everything?@DickFuld" can attest to this truly inspirational quote: [quote]I want to reach in, rip out their heart and eat it before they die.[/quote] Japanese businessmen schooled Larry Ellison on competition by saying that the Japanese view competition as: [quote]Other people trying to...578 min 11 sec ago
+2New at poker. How did you all learn the basics of the game?I noticed there are a lot of poker players on WSO. I'm starting to get an interest in the game but still don't understand some basics in the game. I get confused with things such as when to call and check, as some of the tutorial courses I take (like poker fighter) don't...374 days 1 hour ago
+2Investing Opportunity in Oil?I used to love discussing the oil market on cnbc before they got rid of the comments section. With the large drop today and relative weakness the last few weeks in oil I was wondering what everyone's opinion on the sector is currently. With OPEC showing record compliance to the deal to...331 day 3 hours ago
+2Has anyone here actually made it in RE on their own after leaving their formal job?For example, you did 2 years as an analyst at HFF, then 2 years REPE, maybe 2 years in development, then left to start your own little shop or successfully learned enough about RE to live off your own personal RE investments?335 days 16 hours ago
+2Natural Birth vs. C-SectionI just heard Joe Rogan and Arian Foister shitting on women having C-section to keep the box tight. I’d like to discuss. My wife and I are planning on doing that. She’s very petite and currently has a tight snatch and does kegels and we don’t want that to change. The only benefit of natural...241 day 17 hours ago
+2WSO Caption Contest - March 13th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtWSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the...2256 min 52 sec ago
+2temp to full-time at PE or deal sourcing in M&A?Well back at it again. While I still continued to beat a dead bush for IB I encountered two "less ideal" opportunities but then again its better than nothing.. * There's one with a PE fund thats doing an unpaid internship for 3 months that eventually turns into being a...173 days 2 hours ago
+3Does anyone else feel this way with networking?As we all know, it's who you know and especially in this industry it's most important. However, when reaching out to guys, I feel I'm just doing the "cliche" thing everyone else is. I email a guy and I get all giddy he responded and is willing to chat briefly over the...164 days 5 hours ago
+2IB Analyst Offer: JP Morgan vs Lincoln InternationalWould I be crazy to choose <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lincoln-international" target="_blank">Lincoln International</a></span> over <span class='keyword_link'><a...1615 hours 19 min ago
+2Help choosing between multiple undergraduate business schoolsHello, my name is Mike and I currently trying to choose my school to pursue my undergraduate studies. I have applied to multiple business schools as a Finance major and have been accepted into all of them; however, this has put me in a tough situation with having to choose between several...125 days 10 hours ago
+2WSO NCAA Bracket Tournament Challenge <a href="">Here is the link to the group.</a> Who's your pick to win it all? **Group info:** * Group name: WSO * Password: WallStreet1 * Maximum number of brackets per person:...101 day 17 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="//">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...83 months 2 weeks ago
+2Too common to get into HBS?Hey guys, I'd like to pick your brain. First of all, my background is like below. - Target School: HBS - Ethnic: Asian male (neither Chinese nor Indian) - Work experience: Joined mid-cap PE right after undergraduate (Previously targeted 2018 matriculation w/ 2.5 year work experience...71 day 9 hours ago
+2Laptop Reccomendations?I will be a freshman Finance student and was looking for some laptop recs. Do I need or would it help to have a 10 key built into the laptop? Thanks! 74 days 15 hours ago
+2Software Engineer to MSF to ??? adviceAlright WSO, a buddy of mine is a lurker here and has enlisted my help. he studied econ undergrad at a non target and has worked in software the past several years, most recently as a software engineer developing enterprise level software in Chicago. he's been accepted to a MSF (top 5 in...61 day 5 hours ago
+2Thoughts on Student Housing opportunities in acquisitions and development?Does anyone have any insight on student housing investors, operators, and developers? Not freshman dorms, but ground leased residential apartment buildings marketed to students? Would working on these types of Assets provide a transferable skillset to transition to multifamily assets? It...548 min 10 sec ago
+2MBA Profile Review: Aspiring MBB ConsultantPlease critique and assess my profile. Any input is welcomed. Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Gay Age: 27 Undergrad: UC Berkeley UG GPA: 3.82 Major: Political Science (although I took a few Haas UG classes like micro and macro econ, <span...51 day 22 hours ago
+2How To Talk To AnyoneDoes meeting strangers make you nervous? Do you have a hard time talking to people you don’t know? Do you feel like an outsider at networking events? Maybe you are like me, when I first came to America in 1995, the fear of talking to people used to paralyze me. I’d often cross...22 days 5 hours ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...16 months 2 weeks ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...471 month 3 weeks ago
+1How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>, private equity/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2816 hours 11 min ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...202 months 3 weeks ago
+1Females in finance punished more severely than their male counterparts The topic of this article reminded me of a post on here a couple days ago (might have even been last week) where a monkey was seeking advice on how to treat a female coworker. In that post he mentioned it may be harder for the bank he works for to fire a woman. Doesn't seem that all banks...187 min 37 sec ago
+1Is It Wise To Pursue A Career In Asset Management?I know the topic of active vs. passive has been discussed in great detail on here, but I would like to know if active management is still a smart career choice. Sometimes I feel like the decline of active management is exaggerated, but when I read about all of the outflows, I feel inclined to...186 hours 36 min ago
+1Best undergraduate programme for Investment Banking in Europe...that has not high fees (as UK universities) but it still makes an access to an eventual job in London.173 days 33 min ago
+1Does anyone know if salary evens out overtime if you are lowballed at DeloitteNot sure if this is the correct forum but I do SAP Basis and Security and have about 7 years experience and just turned 30 recently. Unfortunately I was severely underpaid at my last job and made about 80k and recently I got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a...1718 hours 36 min ago
+1Retail Lease ?'showdy folks. I'll get right to it. I am working on getting an internship with a RE retail investment group, they only have one office for one candidate and there is certainly some comp. I actually have been able to get a broker from CBRE to email a letter of rec. on my behalf, and I met...1415 hours 40 min ago
+1Physics undergrad admitted to top b-schoolHi guys, I've been reading this forum for a while and I need your help now. I am currently at the first year of a physics BSc in Italy at Sapienza University (which is ranked 23th worldwide by QS rankings and is definitely the best physics school in Italy). When I enrolled to this...131 day 1 hour ago
+1Starbucks refugee hiring program is hurting the brand?[The backlash from some consumers about Starbucks' decision to eventually hire 10,000 refugees worldwide could negatively impact sales in the near term, according to analysts at Credit Suisse, who reiterated a hold rating on the coffee...133 days 21 hours ago
+1Corp. Dev to IBI'm currently a senior analyst for a healthcare company's corporate development team. During my ~2 years as a senior analyst, I've developed a few meaningful relationships with healthcare focused banks and a few of their VPs. **I'd like to leverage these relationships to land...132 hours 7 min ago
+1PC Recommendations for Financial ModelingHi WSO, I am a sophomore, and I am getting ready for Junior fall <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> SA recruiting. I'm also currently going through a comprehensive...122 days 14 hours ago
+1CRE Development - Deal Making/StructuringWhat's the best way to break-into the *deal-making/structuring* side of CRE development, rather than the execution side? My background is in civil engineering, previously worked for a large top-10 general contractor, and currently working for a top-3 real estate services firm's...1223 hours 55 min ago
+1I'm about to attend a Non-Target this fall, what can I do?Just got accepted to McMaster Degroote in Canada, it's not on the same level as some of the other schools which I got denied to (Ivey, and Queens). It's my fault for not giving it my all in High School, however if anyone from a non-target has some advice on what I should start doing to...121 day 8 hours ago
+1Any advice as to what college I should attend?I am graduating high school in a few months and I'm not sure which school would give me the best chance to break into Wall St. SO FAR I've been accepted to UPitt, Miami(OH), ASU, and UofAZ. I should hear from Indiana University, Fordham and FSU within the next week or two. (going for...114 days 19 hours ago
+1Economist GMAT Tutor?Hey guys, I'm just wondering how did you prepare for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. I'm applying for grad school (MSF/MSMF) this Fall, and I'm thinking about getting...111 day 14 hours ago
+1Data Scientists - 7 Figure take-home and High in Demand!Data Scientists or any scientist for that matter has this stigma of being a back-office/lab employee who does not see the light of day. This is true for the most part but now Data Scientists are taking home a pretty paycheck in the realm of seven figures. Understandably not all firms can...101 day 7 hours ago
+1How To Get into Harvard, Stanford & BoothIn this <a href="">article</a> it talks about how an applicant with a non-traditional background got into those 3 top MBA programs. Here are 3 myths he talks about when applying to...101 day 34 min ago
+1Advice about choosing firm to start careerHi, This question is more focused towards the real estate area, but also for the firms as a whole. If you are starting out after a master in finance in London, would you prefer to start in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...99 hours 52 min ago
+1Military Veteran Transition Advice (Post-MBA)All, I'm currently an officer on active duty (Naval Aviator) finishing up my MBA in finance from a non-target school (GWU). I have an undergrad in Aerospace engineering from the Naval Academy. MBA from a non-target is a bit unfortunate, but it was free and a function of where the Navy...92 days 16 hours ago
+1Need new hearing aid for grandpa. Anybody have any experience with them?Title is self-explanatory. Need a hearing aid that feels reasonably comfortable to wear, and does not have any noisy irritating buzzing sound that gets to the head. Any ideas where I should look? EDIT:- I was actually hoping to get some idea of the brands that have a reputation of good...95 days 20 hours ago
+12018 U.S News Best Business Schools thoughts?The US News Business School Rankings... What are your thoughts? #1 HBS #1 UPenn Wharton #3 UChicago Booth #4 MIT Sloan #4 Northwestern Kellogg #4 Stanford GSB #7 UC Berkeley Haas #8 Dartmouth Tuck #9 Yale SOM #9 Columbia #11 UMich Ross #12 Duke Fuqua #12 NYU Stern ...92 hours 14 min ago
+1Best airline for MBBI am about to start a job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and I was wondering which airline would most of you consultants recommend? I am currently a southwest user but their upgrades aren't...916 hours 22 sec ago
+1Multiple (Cash Out/ Cash In)In this excel (attached screenshot), the multiple is 525,000 / 400,000 but is the 525,000 in terms of today's money? (is it already the NPV?) And if not, why can you divide 2 sums of money that are from different time periods?81 day 10 hours ago
+1Private Equity Firms in BostonJust a list I've compiled of some private equity firms (of varying sizes) in Boston, for those who may be interested. Feel free to add similar firms below if I've missed any! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/summit-partners"...821 hours 42 min ago
+1Moving from NYC to Chicago, advice on apartment huntingAll, In a few months I will thankfully be ending my stint in banking and moving to Chicago to start my PE role. Besides a quick stop to interview in the city, I have never been there before, and don't have a ton of friends in the region either. As such, Id appreciate any advice regarding...818 hours 7 min ago
+1Acquisitions Pros - How liberal is your firm's expense policy?Curious to how various firms out there deal with expense accounts for their acquisition pros. I guess this would apply more to mid or senior level folks. Strip out travel expenses, I'm speaking more to local meals & entertainment allowances. Again, I know it depends on the size of...81 day 23 hours ago
+1Can you really be rich by working as an investment banker?I know this is kinda weird to talk in WSO... The forum had helped me a lot finding my first job in capital market, a very decent job. However, what I figured after a while is that...the cost of living, the tax and the time I am selling to the firm is like a rip-off. I could not even save 30K...81 day 20 hours ago
+1Internship choice: SMALL boutique, or big valuation house?Yes, have both offers in hand. Small boutique would give zero technical training, but client exposure and freedom to take on lots of responsibility; valuation house would give 100% technical. I already have an IB internship (off-cycle) under my belt. The goal is to get into the best iBank I...83 days 2 hours ago
+1S&T Analyst to IB AssociateHas anyone had any experience moving from a S&T analyst position to an IB associate position? Either at the same bank or a different one, doesn't really matter. I've accepted a S&T internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 days 17 hours ago
+1Can you BS transaction sizes on your resume? Assuming that the deals haven't closed, can you fudge the numbers on your transaction experience? i.e. $17mm --> $20mm81 hour 43 min ago
+1Is this the beginning of a flurry of Tech IPOs'?[quote] Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, had a stellar first day in its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange, popping 44%. The self-proclaimed camera company that began its roots as an ephemeral photo-sharing app first priced its IPO at $17 per share on Wednesday. The stock...75 days 4 hours ago
+1Top JD vs. Top MBA, what would you recommend?Say hypothetically someone is able to make a mostly equal decision on whether to attend an M7 business or t14 law school. Moreover, say this person is "indifferent" between wanting to be a lawyer, and say, a management consultant. What would you recommend, and why?73 days 1 hour ago
+1Valuing a company with much cash/book equity using DCFHi Oasis members, I have a question regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model. As I am teached, the DCF model is used by investors who value a business on its...716 hours 25 min ago
+1Will I Get Drug Tested?Got a 2017 SA position in NorCal. -Bud is legal in CA. -There are only a few other <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> (<5). -Last year SA going back FT told me she didnt get a drug...76 min 1 sec ago
+1MBA Profile Review Native American/White, Male, Age 26 (27 at matriculation) Education: Industrial Engineering from University of Oklahoma/Arkansas/Kansas - BS, 2014, 3.1 GPA - MS, 2016, 4.0 GPA - 740 GMAT - Full-time work throughout undergrad. Various student positions/scholarship/leadership. Work...71 day 20 hours ago
+2Wall Street Prep Premium Package - Worth It?Hi everyone, Like many others on this site, I am looking to break into Investment Banking. I have a business background that is focused in operations/supply chain (I am ~2 years out of undergrad), but I have minimal finance experience. I plan on pursuing an MBA or <span...72 days 1 hour ago
+1Does it matter when you got your undergrad to MBA/MS adcoms?I'm 24 right now and will graduate from college this may. I graduated from high school when I was 18 and took the years off because I just didn't know what I wanted to do and because my health. Will this put me at disadvantage? Should I bring this at all in essays?71 day 23 hours ago
+1Booth/CBS/Yale SOM Hey all, I am thinking of getting an internship in Investment Banking (prior transaction experience). I say internship because I am not sure it is right for me so I do want to try it out first. I have been waitlisted at Booth and accepted to CBS and Yale. CBS seems like the right choice but...718 hours 33 min ago
+1MFE: UCB vs Columbia vs CMU vs NYU – I’d love to hear opinionsI am new to this forum so I apologize if I break any rule. I know this isn’t B-school, but please indulge me. I am making my decision on where to go the get a MFE. I know there are is a quant specific forum elsewhere, but it is terribly slow and frankly I think people here are more...61 day 23 hours ago
+1What are the most boring assets to work with?To those who have been in the game a decent time, what properties are boring to work with? I never dealt with them, but suburban office or a firm that deals with corporate complexes seems like it would be the most vanilla.62 hours 36 min ago
+1Question regarding a rental/NYCI am trying to book a rental when I am currently across the country. I am just in a situation where I cannot travel and see the place in person, so I realize that it makes me so vulnerable to scams. I am interested in this place 168 Front Street in Seaport, New York but I am trying do some...624 min 54 sec ago
+1Should I renege this late??So basically my question is: should I renege my offer at a MM for a JA position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>? Background: I signed a mid tier MM offer back in Dec when they gave me one and I...613 min 59 sec ago
+1Modeling Question - Combining Condo Sales & Rental SpaceI'm trying to model a mixed-use complex that has ground floor retail with a grocery anchor and second and third floor condos. I have construction debt currently at 75% LTC, but whenever I go to roll it over to permanent debt in year 3 there's no way 75% LTV will come close to covering...51 day 17 hours ago
+1Job in finance entry level other then a Financial Advisor Just graduated with a BA in Economics and a concentration in Finance with a GPA of 3.5. I went to Moravian college and unfortunately going to network events has not produced much luck I have not been able to find Alumni who is this field.My internship was at MassMutual as a Financial Advisor as...55 hours 51 min ago
+1How easy is it to go from HF to PE?Wondering regarding the possibility of leaving ($10bn+) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> for (MF) PE... assuming someone joined the HF as an analyst, is this...56 days 1 hour ago
+1IB/EB HistoryI wanna know which firms dominated investment banking from the 1950s-1990s. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 days 2 hours ago
+1How to negotiate an entry level salary that is already reasonably goodI received an okay entry level salary and want some tips on negotiating! I have a few offers, but the leading offer would benefit from a salary bump!56 days 19 hours ago
+1Vanderbilt MSF InterviewHey guys, I have a formal campus visit and interview scheduled for the Vanderbilt MSF program next week. I was wondering whether anyone had any tips on the types of questions asked during the interview? I've done quite a bit of research and have a good understanding of the general...510 hours 1 min ago
+1CFA and When to Apply to MBA?Some background about me: I went to a reputable university in Canada and graduated from a business + computer science program. Then I worked at a large Canadian bank in M&A for three years and have recently just moved to the buyside, focusing on private investments at a large pension....55 days 21 hours ago
+1MSF right out of college?Hey all, I am a high school student looking at schools, and I see that Vanderbilt offers a computer science <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span>/<span...55 days 18 hours ago
+1Trading in Nomura VS Structuring in US BBWhich one would you guys choose? Both positions are in Asia. Both in FICC. The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 7 hours ago
+1Paid Big 4 vs Unpaid Search Fund-Rising SophomoreI got an offer at a Big 4 for audit, tax, and advisory for a paid internship for 6 weeks, over summer. I also got an offer at a Search Fund/PE for a 3 month unpaid internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...55 days 5 hours ago
+1Greenshoe - primary or secondaryQuick question for those of you working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...52 days 4 hours ago
+1New US News Rankings Out- 1. HBS/Wharton 2. Booth 1. HBS 1. Wharton 3. Booth 4. Kellog 4. Stanford52 days 15 hours ago
+1How to approach this particular boutique?Hi WSO, I am currently a sophomore studying finance at a non-target interested in doing IB. I have been looking for internship opportunities with local boutique banks, and I came across a boutique that interests me. I’m not sure if they hire summer analysts; however, they do have a career...51 day 23 hours ago
+1APPLYING for jobs after signing a contractOK, the title says it. I accepted (and signed) an offer with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 16 hours ago
+1Getting the Full-time OfferTo get the full-time offer, you have to not f*ck it up. 1. You won't be modeling big public cross-border M&A deals, with some hair, in your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Focus...42 days 22 hours ago
+1Great Minds Think Alike - How Effective Networking Works on WallStThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne hinges on the idea of "Likes attract likes." Yes, this is where all of us Engineers and Science types scream "Bullshit!!!" because we know opposites attract and likes repel. But the affinity of people is not electromagnetism but a, and no homo here,...23 days 7 hours ago
+1Which of the following internship is best for IB if I can't get an IB internship?Hey everyone. I've tried googling this question and I'm not getting an answer I can really take in. I live in North Carolina and I know Charlotte is a good place to go, but I'm relatively new to all this so I feel that if I google a quetsion, I'm going to take a wrong...16 days 15 hours ago
+1Bloomberg Marked Data Summer Analyst vs Capital One Business AnalystEventually I would like to go into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or Trading but unfortunately I couldn't land an internship in either of those fields yet. The...03 hours 56 min ago
+5Do you hate poor people?As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that: Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance Cut low income housing programs Cut low income food programs Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...291 hour 8 min ago
+6WALL STREET IS UNDERSTAFFED I saw something on Twitter the other day that said that Goldman had 600 cash equity traders in 2000 and has 2 today. Not sure how accurate that is, but that would not surprise me in the least. Automation and such. We have heard it before. And people are looking to automate *EVERYTHING* on...263 days 23 hours ago
+2American Psycho and Real Life - Bateman much Lately?Most of the older crowd grew up watching the original Wall Street, generation later was American Psycho, followed by Wall Street 2, which some, not I, claim to be better than the first but I digress, and finally <span class='keyword_link'><a...158 hours 31 min ago
+1Python for IBD - Useful?Morning monkeys, I was looking into learning some programming language seeing the possible automation of many tasks at the Analyst level. Hopefully some of you have experience with it, and so I was hoping to get an answer to the following: 1. Is it useful? (application examples) 2. Best...91 day 22 hours ago
+1Debt doesn't match on BS and CFI have a model due soon and I'm new to finance. Please help me understand why the BS debt balances don't match the changes in the CF statement for the corresponding balances. Here is the 10-K in question:...62 days 23 hours ago
+111 takeaways regarding IBD in LondonHello monkeys! Just some key takeaways about investment banking in London (after a successful thread about IBD in Asia) Here’s what I have gathered and compiled from reading various sources: <ul> <li> Less networking intensive to land an interview (miles below NYC, Hong...14 days 9 hours ago
0DCM Database SoftwareAnyone in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM">DCM</a></span> or <span class='keyword_link'><a...14 days 1 hour ago
0Do memes affect the banking industry?We need to study the correlation between memes and the stock market doing so well as of late. Thoughts?04 days 19 hours ago
0What types of jobs would someone from a non-finance STEM undergrad be able to get?I am a junior Chemical Biology major/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> minor with a 3.5 GPA at a target school. I've taken upper division math, data science, and CS courses but nothing econ/business related....03 days 11 hours ago
0Pretty girls are the quailty of bangalore Escort In Bangalore You need to book an escort for your trip;[Bangalore will be right choice for you. They will take care of everything you want. You need rest in your weekend as working hard on the weekdays is very tiring. You can think of going to different places, as you need a time out...07 hours 7 min ago
0Hedge Fund Director vs. BB MDAs the title says, I'm debating between the two options. Both pay 7 figures, so don't even ask. The reason I'm even asking any of you for an opinion (because I normally wouldn't give a shit what you think) is because I'm basing my decision on one criteria:...04 days 20 hours ago
+7Having a Life vs. Career - Thoughts on the 'Work-Life' Balance**Preface:** Forgot to mention... This was a couple of girlfriends ago. Remind me to never date another Eastern European lady... Thanks all for the feedback. Not sure why I had a relapse today. Hump day strangeness. TLDR, Some girls are truly not worth it and toxic debt, sell order. Weigh all...821 hour 19 min ago
0Real Estate ActivismHey guys I feel like real estate has been ignored on this cool website I found but we can be real estate activists together. So whenever you see a cool post that a lot of people are viewing report it so that it moves to the real estate category and then for a lot of people replying in the...31 day 15 hours ago
+3Status Symbols in IBWhat are some of the most common status symbols in IB nowadays? I know that the suits, watches, and cars are some basic things, but it feels like a lot of that glam has passed. What's the new shiny thing of today? What are you Monkeys seeing out there? OR as @Xiiixiii" cleverly...532 days 23 hours ago