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+73Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...116
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+55Investment Banks as NFL TeamsWith the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/investment-banks-as-the-houses-of-westeros">"Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros"</a> post being so awesome, I was bored this morning and thought we could the same with NFL teams now that the season...27
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+53Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> and...518 months 3 weeks ago
+37Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> 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...1240
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+35Pre-Interview routineObviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy: I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as...37
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+17 AMA - I Work at Strategy&. ConsultingHere to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools ">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not...30
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+17Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/private-equity-resume">private equity resume</a></span> template for experienced professionals, used by the <abbr...24
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+14MSF Class of 2019Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed...115
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+10MM IBD (Analyst) > MM PE (Associate) > MM PE (Senior Associate) - Here to answer any and all questions!Currently a Sr. Associate at a well-known $1Bn+ shop. Long time lurker and first time poster. Given all the misinformation and misguided advice so prevalent on this site, I'm here to (hopefully) provide some real advice to private equity hopefuls. AMA!47
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+10Blockchain TechnologyHopefully everyone has heard of blockchain by now, but if not you may want to read up on it. Blockchain was originally created for Cryptocurrency back when Satoshi Nakamoto started up Bitcoin. Explained as briefly as possible, blockchain is [quote] Picture a spreadsheet that is duplicated...26
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+13IBP Institute Announces Investment Banking Professional (IBP) CredentialDear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://ibpinstitute.org">IBP Institute</a> and the **Investment Banking Professional Credential** to the public. This initiative has...16
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+10Blackstone / PJT Exit OppsA friend forwarded me this list of analysts / associates destination of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> and PJT Partners (onwards) classes in New York and London. More info...19
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+8WSJ: Amazon is disrupting MBA recruitingAmazon is aggressively recruiting MBAs, replacing banks and consulting firms as the #1 recruiter at many of the programs. Through sheer size, Amazon is sending recruiters en masse to campus, and other firms are deliberately avoiding scheduling events on the same dates as Amazon. I'm not...71
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+6Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Paris, <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, London,) + SF and Singapore have events coming up soon. We are looking for 1-2 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> members in major cities...104
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...47
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+6Not even close: NYC is the #1 city for single men It is indeed a truism of life that we don't appreciate what we have until we no longer have it. This is true for loved ones who pass away, and it also holds true for cities we used to live in. Many <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> posters live in...15
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+5Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...59
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+5J.P. Morgan Hong KongI recently received an interview invitation from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JPM</abbr></a></span>. (She didn't tell me which office; I assumed it is <abbr...49
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+5Deciding between GS, MS, and JPMHi everyone—I've been fortunate enough to receive several Summer 2018 offers, including from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span>, MS, and <span...41
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+5Fraternities and SuccessAs I was scrolling through Bloomberg today, I was surprised to see an article about <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-06/the-fraternity-paradox-lower-gpa-higher-incomes">Fraternities</a> and how at one college studied, joining a fraternity resulted in...27
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+4Are electric cars the future?My genuine answer would be **yes**. FCA ceo Sergio Marchionne, however, would answer **no**, and I found his opinion extremely interesting. [quote]FCA loses $20,000 on every electric version of its 500-model subcompact sold in the U.S., Sergio Marchionne said. Battery-powered models should be...44
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+4Goals - What are yours?I'm in the process of writing out my short term, mid, and long term goals and I'm curious to hear what kind of goals you guys have for yourselves. For context, I'm 23 and I've noticed most of my goals are driven towards career and finances. I think this is because I feel...34
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+4Goldman 10/07 SuperdayHas anyone heard back from this <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> yet? I believe it was their last superday for <span class='keyword_link'><a...33
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+4How to thank people you've networked with?I was wondering if anyone could please provide any insight on how I can go about thanking people I've networked with and who have helped me along the way after I get an offer and accept. (I've read many networking posts here, but most seem to focus on the before the offer part.) These...21
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+4Where do I look up recent deals?Hi fellow monkeys, I am a junior preparing for interviews in SG/<abbr title="Hong Kong ">HK</abbr>, and was wondering if anyone has websites I can go to to look for recent deals beside dealstreetasia. Been prepping answers for "tell me about a recent deal our firm...18
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+4Nothing is Going Right for Recruitment... What's Next? (Need Advice)Hey guys, As we near the end of the recruiting cycle for lots of top banks, I find myself at a standstill as all the potential opportunities and superdays I've had have come back negative, and now, I'm essentially in the footsteps of someone who hadn't even had those...10
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+4Recommendable Architecture Books? Does anyone have suggestions for good introductory architecture books? I'm starting a project management position for a developer and, although I know it isn't necessary, I would like to have some architectural knowledge. Not looking for something academic, but something educational,...6
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+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...47 months 3 weeks ago
+3How to explain a low gpaHey guys, Was wondering if anyone has a good way to answer this interview question, other than by explaining your involvement in extracurriculars29
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+3Has anyone here built wealth through FHA 3.5% downpayment 4-unit loan?[quote] FHA will finance a 4 unit home with only 3.5% down. The rental income of the 3 remaining units is calculated as income and assists buyer for qualifying. Like all FHA home loans this is for owner occupied homes only meaning you will need to live in the property. There is no maximum...28
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+3RE guys...What is your vacation policy?Curious what other people in the industry are getting. I'm only allowed 10 days per year which seems light relative to other people i know. Considering asking for more if most others are getting a better policy. 21
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+3Value in Lower Tier MBA?I am looking to transition into a Finance career, likely through an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr>, and need some guidance on how to maximize my value in doing so. Here is what I believe to be the most relevant information: · 2+ years...21
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+3Should You Cover Up Tattoos And Piercings For Interviews?**Outlook** What annoys about such questions is that it’s difficult to provide a definite answer. Policies on piercing and tattoos vary between companies, industries, and the workplaces so it is hard to answer in plain yes or no. Though we can hope that mindsets have broadened to understand...12
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+3Starting Investment Banking Career in an emerging market vs US cityHello all, If faced with the decision to start your career at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> in an EM (LatAm, for...11
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+3Machine Learning Quant, Citadel vs GS, offer adviceHello everyone, I received two offers, one as a Machine Learning Quant at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> Securities focusing mainly on options, and one as a synthetic...10
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+3Stock Idea: Dividends from EminemEver thought about owning Media Royalties as an asset class in your portfolio? What would that even look like? One example, is profiting off every time The Real Slim Shady is streamed in Spotify, Pandora, or Youtube. According to Royalty Flow, [which recently filed for an IPO in...10
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+3What is a "realistic" expectation on carried interest as part of comp package?Seems like once you reach the VP/Director of Acquisitions level, receiving carried interest as a portion of comp package becomes more standard. I'm curious as to how this piece of the comp stack is quantified (which I'm assuming could be highly lucrative depending on the performance...7
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+3William Blair Gym BagDoes <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> give out the gym bags? Thanks for the help5
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+3Risk/Return Relationship for OfficeIt seems counter-intuitive that office developments do not require a higher rate of return than industrial. The lease structure for industrial offloads all of the operating risk on the tenant through a net lease, whereas with office leases it is typically gross and the owner retains all of the...1
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+2Texas showdown: Austin vs Dallas vs HoustonWhich is the best place to live? Which is the best place to make money? Which is the most fun? Dallas: diversified businesses Austin: tech concentration in Texas Houston: energy industry concentration37
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+2MBB acceptance rateDoes anyone know what the acceptance rate of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG ">MBB</abbr></a></span> Is? What percent are invited for first round, second...33
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+2Millionaire by 30Hey there wolves. I recently set a goal for myself to be have a million dollars sitting in my savings account before mid-age crisis blows me across the face like a metal baseball bat. If there's any of you young bucks out there on the street with a similar goal. Matter of fact, if...30
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+2Bluffing a Job OfferI think I wrote a thread about this earlier. When is it ok to bluff about a pending job offer to get the employer to make an offer to you? Company has been dragging its feet but has constantly come back to me to say to "hold tight" the hiring manager hasn't made a final decision...29
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+3Is it possible for a non-American to land a job at a top firm?Hello, fellow monkeys I was wondering if I can land a job and/or an internship at a top firm (e.g. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>) despite being a Non-American. I am...23
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+2100+ job applications, 4 interviews - is it time to "give up"/face the music?Hi, I'm 24 and I would like to change my job into something more numerate in finance/banking - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front...21
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+2Who exactly am I supposed to network with?Let's say I want to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>, but for some reason, Lazard doesn't come to campus. Where do I begin? Do I just start looking for analysts in the <abbr title="New...13
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+2Laid off while interviewingLooking for some judgement free advice here: I was given notice by my firm that I was being laid off purely due to business being significantly down. I have numerous coworkers who can attest to my competency and the fact that it was not a performance driven decision. The firm gave me a few...11
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+2Non-Target to Bulge Bracket IBDHi all, Since this site was so helpful for me while I pursued opportunities in banking, learned about networking, and improved my technical finance skills during my years in college, I figured I would quickly tell my story. **This post is intended for undergraduates in their freshman –...11
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+2Most Important Functions in Excel to LearnWhat are some of the most important functions to know in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> in order to become an expert at RE <span...11
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+2St. Gallen MSF placement report - one of the best worldwide?https://www.unisg.ch/-/media/images-2000x1125/internet/zusaetzliche-autorenbilder/studieren/master/mbf/mbf-employment-statistic-fall16-spring17.pdf Just saw this on their website, this has to be one of the best placements among msf programs worldwide?10
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...101 month 3 weeks ago
+2Apocalyptic / Bug-out Emergency BagSince there is the possibility of getting nuked, getting shot or having all of your belongings catch on fire, I've assembled an apocalypse bag, or what I like to call my bug-out bag. Most of the items on this list were bought from <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+2Undergrad: Where could I go and still have a shot of making it?Hello! Okay so I took the SAT for the first time on saturday and...needless to say I'm pretty sure I fucked up. I was nervous already and the fact that I started panicking didn't help. However, my GPA is a 4.6 and I'm in the top 5% of my school, which is one of the top ranked...8
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+2Energy / Oil & Gas Banking in NYCHey guys, any idea who is running energy or oil desks out of New York (BB or boutique)? Tudor Pickering and Intrepid both have offices there, I am very familiar with TPH having grown up in Houston and worked in oil and gas, but any insight on Intrepid? All I know is it's Skip...7
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+2Jay Shidler donates $7B in Commercial Real Estate cash flow to the University of Hawaii business schoolIf I were a real estate Baller, I would do this. So happy for my alma mater. University of Hawaii alum Jay Shidler donates $7 BILLION DOLLARS in very stable real estate cash flow to UH's business school. The donation includes 99-year ground leases which convert to fee-simple...2
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and...15 months 3 weeks ago
+2Most technical Real Estate companiesI was previously an acquisitions analyst who enjoyed the works of creating JV,Waterfall, Real estate models, using ARGUS. I was wondering how much more technical real estate can get and which firms are the most technical/prestigious. What do these prestigious firms do? I understand that at...21
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+1Shortlisted for final round or just rejection coming?Interviewed an <abbr title="elite boutique ">EB</abbr> over a week ago. My peer is invited to the final round the end of this week. I am guessing it'll be a rejection for me or am I shortlisted in case other candidates drop out? Last year they had 4 different dates for...18
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+1PT Masters in Finance (MSF) to Reset ResumeOk, so here’s my situation: For a variety of reasons, I greatly underachieved in my UG, but I’ve fortunately climbed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...18
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+1Cornell Question?Hey, I was wondering if there was a big difference between Cornell CAS Economics vs Cornell SC Johnson Applied Ecnomics and Management? Is the difference marginal in terms of <abbr title="on campus recruiting ">OCR</abbr>, networking, etc. or is it big? The reason...17
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+1Offer Help!!!! Goldman IBD SLC or Wells NYHey guys, I'd really appreciate help in my decision here. I have offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> and <span...16
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+1McDonald's Offers Rare Szechuan Sauce On Saturday, McDonald's in the US brought back its Szechuan Sauce in extremely limited quantities. It was originally made in 1998, for the movie, "Milan" and it recently rose to popularity after being featured in "Rick and Morty" this year. Because of extremely...16
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+2Do you guys ever feel hopeless ?Just wondering. Sometimes I feel like I'll achieve 0 of my dreams and the entire world is against you. Any of you guys ever feel this way ? Like the world is conspiring against you to keep you down ?15
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+1high schooler looking for college advice, please helpVA resident interested in finance/investment banking, but wants to go out of state 1580 SAT 800 Math II, 760 Physics National merit commended(missed SF by 1 point ): ) 3.6 UW, 4.2 W(top 15 percent at moderately competive school) -did research with professor at UVA -russian tutor for...15
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+1When’s the last Goldman IB NY superday?Recent one was oct.7. Is this the last one or are there anymore? My guess is that it was the last one?13
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+1How do you keep yourself from smartphone distraction?Hey monkeys, I was wondering how you handle the constant distraction that is your smartphone. Apparently, the typical smartphone user, uses their phone up to 80 times a day; personally, I feel as if I could benefit from significantly lowering that number. [quote] Scientists have begun...12
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+1Non-target recruitment Do you guys know generally how late non-target recruitment will last? It seems like most <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge brackets</a></span> are just beginning to give interview invites to...12
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+1Eminem's Rap on Trump: Good or Bad?Last week I wrote a post which mentioned the potential to [buy equity in Eminem's music catalog from 1999-2013](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/stock-idea-dividends-from-eminem). Since writing that post, Eminem went on the BET Cypher and lashed out at Trump with his freestyle called,...11
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+3Banker BF broke up with me for a job abroadBackground: Ex-boyfriend grew up in a privileged family. His parents are expats and are currently living abroad. He grew up moving around a lot and living in different countries as a kid. He’s 28, I’m 26. His career didn’t quite take off how he’d hoped for after law school. And after a 5...11
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+1HSBC v. Harris Williams v. BB corp banking I have exploding offers from three different places, and I'm having trouble making a decision. The offers are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> <abbr title="mergers and...11
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+1Wells Fargo IBD SA vs Macquarie SA<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> is a platform offer to any location (SF, <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, Charlotte) and group (including financing groups like...10
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+1GMAT: If I registered but didn't go, what would it be like on the report?I registered for a GMAT exam in Jan last year but wasn't able to go. How would it affect my GMAT report? I heard that if you go to the exam and cancel the score, then it won't show up on the report sent to B schools. Does anyone know what it is gonna be like if not going at all...10
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+1Forget excel models, just use a pocket calculator to do your valuations!I am interning with a boutique corporate advisory firm in an APAC emerging market when I saw this (peculiar?) incident: A client came in one morning looking to sell a majority stake in his private company. Being the eager beaver intern, I quickly started to look into the company's...10
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+1What is the starting salary for a entry level financial analyst in NYC now in late 2017?If you just graduated from college and have no prior experience and got a job as an entry level financial analyst in Manhattan. What should the starting salary be? I don't want to be too greedy and ask for too high a salary nor be taken advantage of by taking a lowball offer due to a lack...10
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+1Amazon Taking On The Pharmaceutical IndustryAmazon has set its eyes on the pharmaceutical industry. It wants to both sell prescription drugs and control the pricing of these drugs, by acquiring a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). Basically, they want to take over the whole supply chain. In the past, they have invested in Drugstore.com,...10
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+1Citi HK IBDHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Just received a first round for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>'s <abbr title="Hong Kong ">HK</abbr> office. I...9
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+1MPhil in Finance Cambridge vs. MFE Oxford vs. MFE or MF LSE vs. MFA LBSHi everyone, I am currently a student in Paris in what we call Grande Ecole (Centrale Paris more specifically for those who know what it is) and I'm willing to apply to a Masters as part of a double degree (you have to know that Centrale Paris is an engineering school which forms the best...9
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+1Advice for after Equity Research? Hi Everyone! I am a sell-side research associate in Canada, covering the mining industry (quite big here). My two year term will be ending next June, and I wanted some advice on the different roles I have available to me. My strengths are writing reports and generating unique ideas. I am very...9
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+1SMBC NIkko ThoughtsRecently came across SMBC Nikko through an alumnus. What are thoughts on the firm and expansion into the Americas? 9
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+1HSBC/NOMURA/MACQUARIE Full Time vs GS/JP/MS Summer Intern (IBD)I have a <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> offer (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span>/<span...9
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+1How do restructuring Investment Banking shops stack up?There's a lot of discussion on how good various restructuring <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> shops are in terms of culture and exits, but not much in terms of comp. I get that it isn't a life or death factor but I'm interested in how they stack...9
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+1Is sales and trading dying?Hey everyone, I was wondering if sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> is dying. I remember hearing about this a lot, but if it is, how is technology affecting this? I understand that...9
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+1BAML vs. BMO Have offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch ">BAML</abbr></a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1Going Non-Refundable on DepositHave seen a similar post recently regarding the process of securing LP equity for a joint venture acquisition. Similarly, I wanted to describe a scenario and see what others thought would be an appropriate next step. In contract on a deal, seller provided DD materials upfront and asked for...8
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+1How long to hear back after Super Day?Curious as to the general waiting period after completing a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span>. Any experience or insight would be appreciated. 8
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+1Waitlist after superday?How does waitlist work after <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span>? Is everyone placed on the waitlist? Is it safe to assume if I haven't gotten a "no" after a superday then I was waitlisted? 8
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+1Service Academies and IBThis thread got way to off topic. Adding to off-topic and ignore thread due to this. Have any insight or questions, feel free to Pm.8
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+1Meal AllowancesDo <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> associates typically get a meal allowance similar to how <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1McDonald's is going VEGAN?McDonald's is [trialling](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/mcdonalds-vegan-burger-trial-mcvegan-finland-vegetarian-fast-food-a7985961.html) a new "burger", the McVegan. What do you all think? Would you eat it? Will it UPEND and DISRUPT the FAST FOOD INDUSTRY...7
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+1Investment Banking vs ConsultingHey monkeys, This year I am a sophomores and am deciding between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front office ">FO</abbr></a></span> finance roles and <span...7
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+1Decision on energy supply and trading; ExxonMobil or Phillips 66I'm an engineering student, however I've recently gotten really into finance and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> and have two offers for internships, one from ExxonMobil and the...7
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+1Who do I reach out to if there are no alumni at the firm or in the industry group I want to work with? Hi guys, I am currently recruiting for full time. I have had no luck reaching out to recruiters; they usually ignore me. My school has an extensive alumni network, however, at some of the banks, I want to apply to there are no alumni. How could I get my email noticed to non alumni and...7
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+1Brown Advisory?Does anyone have any input on Brown Advisory? I have an interview with them this week, and not really sure what to expect. What are their reputation and culture like, specifically with regards to their private equity group or energy investments?7
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+1Citi 10/6/17 SuperdayAnyone hear back from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> today? Morning or Afternoon session? 7
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+1What does it really mean if a company's depreciation increases and how does it affect the valuation?I got asked this question on a first round <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span>. This is not the same as walk me how a $100 increase in depreciation affects the...7
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+1IMF does not agree with "Trumpenomics"The tax framework backed by Trump, calls for sharply cutting corporate tax rates and taxes on higher income earners. The logic follows that slashing the rate would help incentivize more companies to operate/invest in the US, which boosts productivity and creates more jobs with higher wages. This...7
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+1What makes a good VC? (Research project)Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fine Saturday. I am working on a stats project and have decided to do it on what makes a successful <abbr title="venture capital ">VC</abbr>. I need to come up with both quantitative and binary qualitative variables. Here's what...7
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+1Master in Finance, CFA level I vs high GMAT? Need help for my strategyHello everyone, I hold a BSc in international business with few quantative classes (10-15%). I am going to apply to top european schools for my master in finance (September 2018 intake). As you know, recruiters are looking for candidates with strong quant skills. Regarding that, I have few...7
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+1Signing Bonus and Relocation the same?Hi I received and offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> in London. In the contract it was mentioned a relocation...6
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+1When do first round interviews for MBB start to go out?Struggling to find this information after 2 days of googling, so does anyone know when first rounds are going out for summer internships in the US recruiting cycle? I'm hesitant to bug people about this, but there's so much less data on this than there is for people in <abbr...6
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+1FIG PEI'm a first year analyst in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG"><abbr title="financial institutions group ">FIG</abbr></a></span> at a lower <span...6
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+1Where will PE be in 2 years?With private equity funds slowly returning less capital to LPs, valuations for deals remaining high, and almost all firms using credit facilities to juice returns, will private equity be as attractive an asset class as it once was? Will there be too many players bidding on deals for there to be...6
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+1Commerical Credit Analyst InternshipHello all! There is an internship opening available for next Summer near me and I wanted to reach out and see what the possible exit opps are considering I could not find much using the search function on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. It is for commercial...6
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+1BAML S&T SuperpdayHey, I just went to the sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> in the...6
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+1Opinions on Deloitte Advisory?Curious to hear opinions on exit opps, prestige, and comp for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> Advisory. How would it compare to <abbr title="middle...6
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+1Deals from hell book by Bruner & LevittAny takers? Just got this delivered at my desk. https://www.amazon.com/Deals-Hell-Lessons-Above-Ashes/dp/0470452595/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507565535&sr=8-1&keywords=deals+from+hell6
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+1Should I Read Academic Research On Finance?This week, a prominent American Economist famed for his work in Behavioral Finance, Richard Thaler, took home the Nobel prize in Economic Sciences. As I found myself reading these headlines in the news I found some pride in being able to say I was already familiar with his work and the work of...6
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+1How bad/is it that bad to submit more than one summer internship application to JP Morgan?Hey guys- I was wondering if anyone has had negative experience with submitting more than one app to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JPM</abbr></a></span> for a <span...6
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+1Data Science Intern Vs. AccountingI'm a sophomore in undegrad(math/finance undergrad and accounting masters) with a 3.5 GPA. What would be more useful for landing a good internship my junior year summer, accounting or data science? The end goal is <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr>. Thanks5
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+1Should I put this experience on my resume?I work part time in a boutique bank doing what interns/analysts usually do. But as of late, my MD has been giving me lots of assignments to do with his own personal company (lucky me). He owns his own patent research technology firm used by IP attorneys and large corporates for patent research...5
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+1Question for Acquisition GuysWhat are the first 5 things you immediately begin digging into when you get an Argus file from a broker for a potential acquisition? I recently started an acquisitions role for a smaller group with no real underwriting policies and procedures or manual. I have a little bit of acquisitions...5
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+1PGIM RE vs. Morgan Stanley IB vs. PNC Capital MarketsHi all, I've been fortunate enough to be offered roles at the places mentioned above for their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> programs and I'm having a hard time deciding. Long...5
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+1Suntrust Robinson Humphrey "Portfolio Management"Hello Monkeys, Curious if anyone knows much about the Portfolio MGMT group of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/suntrust-robinson-humphrey-strh" target="_blank">STRH</a></span> here in Dallas. Unlike most Portfolio MGMT's,...5
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+1Please tell me if the major I want to study is good enough for investment banking or/and for working in hedge fundsI’m Chilean, and I’m thinking about studying “mathematical engineering” a major that doesn’t exist in USA, here’s the University of Chile definition of the career: “This Engineer specializes in the use of advanced mathematical techniques to model and solve complex engineering...5
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+1SA living, IB near One World Trade Just accepted an off at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> bank near the One World Trade Center. I am from the south so I have...5
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+1BNP Paribas vs RBC Hey guys, I'm going through recruiting season now and I'm fairly new to the game. I'm an international relations major so I'm not really even studying finance, but I've received a couple of offers for <abbr title="Sales and Trading ">S&T</abbr>...5
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+1Offer Decision MUFG vs. BAML vs. Cantor FitzgeraldHello, I am having trouble making a decision with regards to several internship offers for next summer. I am deciding between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...5
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+1Why do people still respond to obvious trolls?The trolls are more obvious than ever, and yet the responses pile up faster. And it is shocking how many people respond as if they don't realize they are talking to one.5
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+1Challenging "old" investment banking conventions - getting a tattoo, yay or nay?Dear forum, As we all know, the banking industry is regarded as quite conservative in the eye of the broader public. Alas, a tattoo would be something not suitable to get as an employee of this industry. At least according the mainstream view of the banking industry I presume. I have...5
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+1GE Oil & Gas FMP vs. Accenture Consulting Development ProgramI have offers for both FMP and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Consulting (I have a finance background). The jobs are obviously very different, and there are pros and cons to both....5
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+1PJT vs Rothschild (London)Hi All, Currently deciding between the two for their analyst programmes in London. I've heard great things about PJT regarding culture, pay and hours, but am slightly concerned about the brand name in Europe and what that might mean for exit opportunities. <span...5
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+1Bad time to be an international? Heard that B4 are not hiring international students with one year OPT/no extension any more, which is more than frustrating. To someone who really wanna pursue a career in consulting, it seems not possible anymore. I am working on my master degree in social science at a top engineering...5
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+1DCF or NAV for infra?Hey guys, Was personally thinking about this for a while but any thoughts on what valuation method would be more relevant for an infra model? I've only seen infra <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1JP Morgan Middle Market Banking SA Superday Interview Hello Everyone, I'm a non-target student who has a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> coming up next week with <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1How not to cold call - nervous (almost) shit pants So the other day I was chatting with my upperclassmen friend; after a certain point he told me about the time (as a freshman) he decided to call a partner at a local <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> firm after receiving no response to his e-mail. Here's...4
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+1Starting investment banking career in EM vs USAHello all, If faced with the decision to start your career at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> in an EM (LatAm, for...4
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+1Lazard vs Guggenheim IBDI have been given offers at both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/guggenheim-partners"...4
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+1Specific Jobs In MilitaryBeen following <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for a while and this is my first post. I am in the Military. I am looking to eventually get out and head to an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> program. Does anyone...3
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+1Interview question- Why didn't you get a return offer from your summer internship company?Ah, well I didn't. How to tackle this? And a follow-up, how to answer this question- why do you want <abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> over Goldman?3
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+1Centerview Superday HearbackAnyone hear back from the centerview <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> today? Thought they would have made calls tonight but haven't heard anything.3
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+1HFF vs Eastdil Comparison (anticipating future UK dynamic)With the advent of HFF setting up shop in London at the beginning of this year, I thought it would be interesting to see a detailed comparison of the two firms over in the US to gain an idea of the likely dynamic once HFF establish themselves. Working culture? Services? Exit opps? Deal...3
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+1Research Analyst - Entry Level Hello All, I have a phone interview next week for a research analyst position at a big firm (JLL, CBRE, Cushman). The main point is to explain my skills and experiences, I was a finance & real estate major and have interned on a residential real estate team. This would be my first real...2
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+1Perfect Earnings Prediction? I’ll Pass.How much would you be willing to pay for a model that perfectly predicted the earnings of the companies in your portfolio? According to Professors Feng Gu and Baruch Lev of SUNY Buffalo and NYU Stern –not much. In their recent article, [“Time to Change Your Investment...2
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+1Anyone interested in taking WSP Financial Modeling Hi please correct me if this post is against the policy ! I'm interested in taking a module off the premium package but <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span> does...2
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+1Introduction of a newbieHey all! I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a Senior at NYU, looking for a job in <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr>. I have previous experience in <abbr title="venture capital ">VC</abbr> and Consulting (Big 4), but I...1
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+1Cement Industry PrimersWas wondering if anyone could share some recent primers/reports for the cement industry. Trying to get a better understanding of the key drivers and important things to consider. Responses without a primer would also be appreciated if it could help me understand the sector more.1
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+1How Lutrevia Cream Works ?On the off chance that you are tired and tired of appearing as though you're more established than soil, Lutrevia Cream is the ideal item for you. Notwithstanding, there is one thing that you should know. This item has been getting a serious measure of media consideration, and a ton of...1
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+1How best to get my foot in the door as a Scheduler (Natural Gas/Crude) ?I'm looking to get my foot in the door at a company in Houston as a Scheduler. I have 5 years of experience in oil and gas as an accountant working in E&P. I have a degree in Political Science if that matters. I have always wanted to get into scheduling and I have tried networking and...1
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+1New guy in the blockhello all, I hope I'm in the right section to introduce myself. My current job is airline pilot in Canada, it has no direct link with finance. I intended to be a trader when I was a teenager but you never know what life will throw at you and I had to adapt, progress and work to...1
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+1I got my first IBD interview in London..Hey guys, I am new here and looking for your help. Long story told short -- > Since high school I have always been interested in <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> and I have always been a top student. Because of a few wrong decisions, coupled with some...1
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+1Piper Jaffray - NYC OfficeDoes anyone have insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/piper-jaffray">Piper Jaffray</a></span>'s <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> office specifically? I think they cover HC, <span...1
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+1Destroy my Resume (Semi/Non-Target Junior) List Youtube Partnership?Any advice is much appreciated. Would you throw out my resume? Especially interested in whether my format has any errors. Also wondering if the Youtube partnership and interests section are appropriate or worth listing.1
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+1How do you build connections in your 20s?Just started working for a respectable <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> (in <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Learning how different REPE funds operate, raise, and deploy capitalI am looking to get more educated how REPE funds vary in the ways they raise and deploy capital. I encounter this on the high level with my current gig, but I am curious if anyone has information/white papers that gives a great overview of how a REPE fund operates. I would like to know enough...02 days 3 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...478 months 3 weeks ago
+2The Future of TransportationWhat do you guys think is going to be the landscape of the transportation industry? I mean humans, not stuff. My personal opinion is that we'll slowly move towards the Singapore style of transportation systems, characterized by the following: 1.) Taxis, loads of automated taxis, on call...23
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+1Mendoza vs Cornell ILR vs SternI just received notification that I got into both schools. Which should I pick? I like the fact that Mendoza offers more prestige than NYU, but I'm deadset on <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> I-Banking. Is Stern the smarter play or is it a marginal difference....17
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+1Mighty Trump Will Wipe Out Puerto Rico's Debt...[quote] Puerto Rico bond prices fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump said the U.S. territory’s roughly $70 billion in debt may get out wiped out to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria. “You can say goodbye to that,” Mr. Trump said in an interview on Fox News during his...15
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+2Last chance for Investment Banking?Need some advice on my path moving forward. Recruiting this year was much more brutal than my sophomore year. Obviously, I feel its really make or break for a future in banking based on my upcoming summer experience. I already have made it to two superdays this season and have been burned on...14
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+3Food is too cheap. Way too cheap. Let's solve obesity by tripling prices.Every time I go grocery shopping, it blows my mind how inexpensive food generally is. It's like, how is a rotisserie chicken only $7, all inclusive of labour to prep/cook it. Seriously? So 98,000 chickens are slaughtered every minute globally nonstop. 24 hour a day, 7 days a week,...12
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+1LBO: Sources and Uses questionHi, I have one question on the sources and uses. **Assumptions:** <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV"><abbr title="enterprise value ">EV</abbr></a></span> = 100 Debt =...11
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0Your story behind FinanceHello monkeys! Just wondering, what's your story behind finance? Other than the classic example of money or prestige- any interesting stories here? I'll start with a story about a friend: [quote] I came to Singapore, not knowing what I wanted to major in - I was basically...8
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0What's the snobbiest thing you've seen a Wall Street type person indulge in?I saw a Rolex Submariner on the wrist of the guy interviewing me at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span>. I felt like a peasant with my Fossil.7
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0Is IB Respected?Why did you guys choose to go into <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> when there are higher paying jobs for quants, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr...5
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+1*****2019 Summer Analyst IB Regular Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page*****REGULAR RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS Now that accelerated recruiting for summer 2019 is coming to a close, I wanted to start this thread so that we could keep track of where each bank is at in the process. Feel free to share any relevant information including...5
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+1Economics/Business Degrees are useless and a waste of your money!*Lets get this straight, if you aren't going to university to become, a Engineer, Doctor, Accountant, or any other degree that gives you a job in your field, then you are just wasting your time. * Majors such as Philosophy, History, Sociology etc are all useless, and you can learn those...05 hours 7 min ago
+1Is being "on hold" at BAML for S&T really unlikely?What does the waitlist process generally look like at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch ">BAML</abbr></a></span>? I know it is generally...02 days 1 hour ago
+1Free WSO Shirt Scam?Anyone else get the free shirt from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> or was it all a scam. 12
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+1Is it true that traders just do coke all the time?Some guy was telling me that traders just do coke all the time. Is that a myth or fact? I am really curious6
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0Top RX group or MM shop?Currently a non-target sophomore with summer offers from non-NYC top <abbr title="Restructuring ">RX</abbr> group (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/houlihan-lokey-howard-and-zukin"><abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and...2
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0MSREI SFHas anyone heard back after the MSREI SF <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> first rounds last week? I haven't seen anyone really talk about them but I would assume a few people on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> are in my...02 days 8 hours ago
0MBB Internship to IB FTHi Guys. I signed for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG ">MBB</abbr></a></span> internship in a US regional office (non-NY/Cali) for the upcoming summer...02 days 7 hours ago
+3What 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?73
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+3What Are You Doing To Repay The Black Man? If you are not personally donating to the black man after benefiting directly from 500 years of systemic oppression, violence, enslavement and rape then you ARE a white supremacist and you are the problem. Black men were kept out of america's economic institutions and kinship networks...40
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+10Top 10 Reasons Why Investment Banking Is a Shit Job1) It's the only industry that sucks so much people go into it just to leave it (hence: exit opps) 2) Anyone who ends up in <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> definitely tried unsuccessfully to get into <abbr title="Sales and...27
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+1Things Are Gonna Start Changing Around Here: I Command Your Respect! Things are gonna start changing 'round here. I have come up with the following list of commands for the moderators- if they should not accept my commands they will be reported as well as publicly shamed for pushing the black man out of their space out of fear. This aint the 1960s, you...12
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