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+213IB Analyst Disaster.Haven't seen this post in a while, and I'm interested in hearing everyones stories. Below I've included my own story, which happened at a large boutique firm on the east coast. It's lengthy but hopefully a worthwhile read. To begin, I'm in the office it's...69
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+190What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...462 months 1 week ago
+1855 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the...772 months 1 day ago
+167Never, ever, ever, give up. I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...891 month 1 week ago
+165Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros - Game of Thrones (GoT)In honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> community. If the investment banks were the Houses of Westeros, which would they be? My Opinion: <span...641 month 4 weeks ago
+137Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...197
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+1122018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-full-time-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 Full-Time <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page here</a> EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS /...1313
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+121Life after Investment BankingLike a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a top tier British University with a...3192 months 1 week ago
+112How much damage has banking done to your life?We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...1481 month 5 days ago
+103Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my background in detail in <a...813 months 4 weeks ago
+94How I turned tragedy into triumphHello my fellow Monkeys, Although I've been stalking this forum for a year and a half, I didn't have the courage to officially join until recently. I'm currently in my second internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...51
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+9115 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...298 months 2 weeks ago
+87The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...46
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+83LinkedIn is Getting Bad AgainViewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> gets a little dry so we gotta spice this up a bit. Love y'all btw. 1. Recruiters can lick every inch of my ball$ack....146
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+107If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...1835 months 1 day ago
+77Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on...70
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+7830 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)<h3>Week 1: Training </h3> You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. You even have them...171 month 2 weeks ago
+76To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...732 months 1 week ago
+76Keep In Touch! Networking TemplateAs much as it may be stated on this site, networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals in finance. Whether it is gaining valuable advice, or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and knowledge that would otherwise be hard to find. As...811 month 1 week ago
+652018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-summer-analyst-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting megathread here</a> <strong>Updates:...851
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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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+67Stay positiveHello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season. I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...496 months 2 weeks ago
+66To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed. As someone who did this...219 months 1 week ago
+64How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders versionFirst, shout out to @phantombanker" for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title. ### Introduction **Re: This Post** This post applies mostly to the Quant...67
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+64I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc... Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...592 months 2 days ago
+60Learn from My MistakesI've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier. The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...892 months 6 days ago
+57Week 3 of IBD Internship: The PitchThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...832 months 3 weeks ago
+58Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...819 months 2 weeks ago
+57How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...239 months 3 days ago
+59In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...477 months 3 weeks ago
+71Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...1328 months 4 weeks ago
+56Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD AnalystSo I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...382 months 3 weeks ago
+54From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMAI've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...1246 months 2 weeks ago
+542017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/42
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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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+54Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...1121 year 2 months ago
+55Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst<em>See the latest update below! </em> <h3>Background:</h3> For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> at one of the top <abbr title="elite...106 months 1 week ago
+54Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training ">Week 1: Training Week</a></strong>. Note that I <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> a bit further into my internship...874 months 3 weeks ago
+53Business School Case BooksHi Everyone, I went through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span> process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in <span...41
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+58From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.Monkeys, Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...1024 months 1 week ago
+54Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...519 months 1 week ago
+53Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I...382 months 3 weeks ago
+51Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to use business metaphors and...478 months 4 weeks ago
+51From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking <h3>Timeline:</h3> In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly. In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death. In 2009 I...381 month 4 weeks ago
+55How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...341 month 1 week ago
+45J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer AnalystI just got offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span> - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would...630
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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
+52Best Practices for Junior Bankers - Top 10 Things to Do**Being a Star Analyst isn't hard.** If you can excel in the top 10 best practices below, you will excel in banking: 1) Be responsive: Reply back within minutes, never more than half a hour, especially during a live process 2) Good attitude: It's late, we're all tired,...321 month 1 week 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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+50Guide to Office Politics (Part I)After <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-3rd-year-pe-associate-10bn-aum-mbolbo-equity-mezz-distressed-debt ">my AMA</a> I promised to write down some thoughts on office politics, since that was probably the topic that got the most interest from the <abbr...23
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+402016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...85810 months 4 weeks ago
+49Sales & Trading Interview Questions - Gekko's Guidance Part 2In Part 2 of Gekko’s Guidance, I’m going to cover S&T interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/gekkos-guidance-10-rules-to-interviewing-part-1-of">Gekko’s Guidance</a>. This guide is meant to cover all...109
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+55Mental Disorder called LiberalismIn which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"? - http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-releases-gender-list/2016/06/01/id/731809/ -...2014 months 2 weeks ago
+47Investment Banking in the UK - An OverviewI’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. **Who Are The Firms?** * **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...1792 weeks 4 days ago
+47A Letter to a ChimpDear My Little Chimp, Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you...391 month 2 weeks ago
+47A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...399 months 1 week ago
+39Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...6552 months 3 weeks ago
+45Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good lifeI've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...429 months 2 weeks ago
+4530 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...349 months 1 week ago
+45How To Ask For AnythingWhatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help. A...235 months 6 days ago
+44Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> firm?</h3> There are <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate...359 months 2 weeks ago
+43My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like mine but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. <h3>My...451 month 1 week ago
+352017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page....7381 month 4 weeks ago
+42Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias...298 months 4 weeks ago
+43From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...264 months 1 week ago
+53Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad...124 months 3 weeks ago
+41In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...848 months 2 weeks ago
+41An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...632 months 2 weeks ago
+40How NOT to NetworkFollowing up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it.... However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "<span class='keyword_link'><a...623 months 6 hours ago
+38HF 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"><abbr title="hedge fund ">HF</abbr></a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this...1934 months 1 week ago
+40Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)That's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. <h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3> Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior...805 days 16 hours ago
+39A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...281 year 1 week ago
+39Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...1066 months 2 weeks ago
+352018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> sophomore...400
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+38A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too<h3>Background: </h3> Rewind back to October 2011. I was a Senior at a fairly prestigious state school, but it was a non-target university. I was graduating with a major in History, and I believed I wanted to go to Law School eventually. My father and mother both went to Law School...342 months 4 weeks ago
+38List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...292 months 3 weeks ago
+44Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to save...269 months 2 weeks ago
+48FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...179 months 2 weeks ago
+37A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....1084 months 3 weeks ago
+38Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist...386 months 1 week ago
+37Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to...309 months 5 days ago
+34London IB 2018 Summer Internship Discussion So I’m quite new to this site, but one of the reasons for me making an account is that I'm looking to secure (ideally) a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...326
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+40From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment...134 months 1 day ago
+36Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats interns like dicks. I'm sharing this because I love y'all, and we all are here to help you...774 months 2 days ago
+36Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD</abbr></a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role...1910 months 3 weeks ago
+38My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...1757 months 3 weeks ago
+37Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...281 year 1 month ago
+35Google's Ideological Echo Chamber *Updated*As you probably saw this morning with a headline along the lines of “Google Anti-Diversity Memo” or something similar, someone at Google wrote a 10-page piece that challenges the status quo regarding the gender gap. The actual title is “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and by the...2211 month 3 weeks ago
+38What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...879 months 6 days ago
+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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+35The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long. Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school...177 months 4 weeks ago
+33Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMATL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, <abbr title="megafund ">MF</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private...1142 months 2 weeks ago
+34Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best HealthAfter seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people. Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...961 month 4 weeks ago
+38Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Happy to answer any questions. Message me personally if you'd like 1 on 1 help. 602 months 3 weeks ago
+33Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I FollowI short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: <ol> <li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4> These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...267 months 2 weeks ago
+34The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market <abbr title="private...219 months 2 weeks ago
+33My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...219 months 1 week ago
+34I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...162 months 3 weeks ago
+30JP Morgan Winning Women 2018This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span>'s 2018 Winning Women events in <abbr...383
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+35Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...199 months 2 weeks ago
+32How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...1119 months 1 week ago
+31What is wrong with Linkedin "entrepreneurs/CEOs/Founders/Experts/Value Providers"?I've been using linkedin for a couple months now and it's ridiculous how many people give themselves big titles like "CEO" when they haven't even graduated college. It seems like my generation is **obsessed with entrepreneurship** - so much so they start to *"fake...532 months 2 weeks ago
+31How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingAfter my <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-resigned-from-rothschild-to-start-a-company">original post</a> describing why I decided to resign from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild"...422 months 2 weeks ago
+30AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Edit: <em>Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my <abbr title="Wall Street...1331 month 2 days ago
+31Foster Care to Strategic Finance: My StoryI saw a couple of my story posts, and thought it would be good to share mine since I come from a very nontraditional background. I saw another post in outline form and liked it, so mine will mimic that. <h3>The beginning:</h3> * I was placed in foster care at three months...156 months 6 days ago
+30How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...68
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+39Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life as a...60
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+34Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...259 months 2 weeks ago
+31"Alternative Facts"Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...2047 months 1 week ago
+2925 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s1- You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether. 2- The rumors are true: your...738 months 1 week ago
+262017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...369
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+29More people are lonely than you may thinkIn today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...618 months 2 weeks ago
+28I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...1593 months 3 weeks ago
+31Every Second Counts**Disclaimer**: *This is not a stupid self help post, just something I thought people should know. I am quite shit at helping others personally in general so don't expect much or in fact anything.* <h3>What I have to say</h3> It goes like this, I have changed jobs recently...336 months 4 hours ago
+29AMA - Alternative Path to F100 Corporate Strategy w/ Exit DetailsTook a different path to Corporate Strategy and have since exited (see below). AMA. * Grew up in suburb of tier 2 US city * Underachieved in HS – B student (generous), ~1200 SAT, lazy * Pretty good at basketball, helped me get into top 20 college – WHEW * OMG COLLEGE...296 months 1 week ago
+30Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...284 months 2 weeks ago
+29Metaperception in Investment Banking In all industries, particularly Investment Banking, people struggle with the idea of perception. Sticky images, self-fulfilling prophecy, you name it. Ultimately, it really comes down to one concept: Metaperception. People fail to realize the inherent traits of human nature and therefore form...201 month 2 weeks ago
+26JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> Winning Women events this October in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another...3061 month 1 week ago
+28Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...551 month 2 weeks ago
+27I am leaving investment banking to be a copHi there folks, been some time since I last mingled around here. So here's my story: Used to work in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1307 months 4 weeks ago
+2830 Weeks Later (Associate Edition)### 30 weeks later: Associate Edition Idea shamelessly stolen from @Sizzling_Biscuit" (<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/30-weeks-later-re-imagined">30 weeks Later (Re-imagined)</a>) **Week 1: Training** You arrive through the glass doors in...261 month 1 week ago
+29What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some time this week going through the more popular posts on WSO, and a good chunk of them revolve around...3215 months 3 weeks ago
+29Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...199 months 2 weeks ago
+252018 Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Invites OutWho else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting:...400
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+28This forum helped me go from Blackstone to Facebook to YCombinator startup founder (rebrand.ly/getourchat). Ask me anything!Wow does this forum brings back memories! WallStreetOasis was a welcome discovery my freshmen year in college and I checked it religiously back then - trying to gauge the relative prestige and status of different firms and sucking in all the hilarious and offensive terminology along with it....913 months 1 day ago
+252017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet? <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em>2839 months 4 weeks ago
+29Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e Operations) on this site but I...689 months 4 days ago
+34Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. 2. Stop talking about where you went to college. 3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. 4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. 5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...557 months 1 day ago
+28Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...403 months 4 weeks ago
+28Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. <h3>My Bio:</h3> A little bit...339 months 2 days ago
+34A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSODiversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes...32
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+23The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?405
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+25Take a Knee: Trump, the NFL, and the First AmendmentIn case you've been under a rock or are outside the US, basically here's the TLDR. NFL players started taking a knee during the national anthem to bring awareness to police brutality against minorities (citing incidents like Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and others)....265
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+25MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...3261 month 2 weeks ago
+26IP Ban for Latest TrollsThis is more to catch the attention the mods if anything but is it possible to place an IP ban on a user? I, along with a lot of people, are definitely sick of the trolls that have been plaguing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for the past month and a half. I am...983 months 1 day ago
+25The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> <abbr...207 months 3 weeks ago
+24The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-tesla-cars-being-produced-now-have-full-self-driving-hardware">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...7411 months 2 weeks ago
+22Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear...2686 months 3 weeks ago
+24In Defense of Eating AssI’m gonna start at 30 thousand feet here and zero in on my thesis because that’s what my english teachers taught me and I don’t wanna disappoint them if they’re reading this ‘in defense of eating ass’ blog. So science says that men are attracted to women chicks with big tits, fat...258 months 1 week ago
+25What's the worst that can happen?Hey boys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1212 months 1 week ago
+33PED GPAs Should Get an AsteriskI was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...1014 months 3 days ago
+22How much money have you saved?I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my...2923 months 3 weeks ago
+23Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...7810 months 4 weeks ago
+23AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...63
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+23Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my AdviceHi fellow monkeys… I’m a brand new poster but have been reading through these boards for a couple of months to pass the time. The preponderance of posts on here regarding happiness and the work life balance have compelled me to add my own .02 cents on these issues, mostly because I think...517 months 1 week ago
+22AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. <h3>My background: </h3> I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back...1431 month 6 days ago
+23How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much...2610 months 3 weeks ago
+26A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span...214 months 3 weeks ago
+202017 APAC IBD Summer Analyst Interview UpdateDoes anyone know if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...3078 months 3 weeks ago
+22Things Bankers say in emails Investment Bankers have a secret way of communicating with one another. Whether it's a discreet nod or those matching Ferragamo shoes/ties, bankers have a fraternal pact with one another that everyone outside the industry just wouldn't understand. However, you'll soon realize...901 month 2 weeks ago
+212018 Full-Time IB Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread PageIs anyone else tired of seeing the decisions for their applications like 5 months later. I thought It might be a good idea for people to consolidate decision information in a separate thread from the recruiting one. Here it would be cool if you posted anything you may have heard back for...154
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+23My 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...441 month 6 days ago
+20Prestigious PeteI would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called Prestigious Pete. After finishing up at Andover, I went on to attend Yale University, where I majored in...2416 months 4 days ago
+22Take offer in diff city to get over a girl?It was the summer of 2014 when I first met her. We were both interning in the city; she was a year older and I met her when my friend, who was her roommate of 2 years, introduced us at a bar. Initially, I wanted to get to know her better so she could help me get a job – I wanted to line up an...352 months 4 days ago
+2216 Years On, Never ForgetIt is always this time every year that I find my mind wandering inexorably back to that place I was the morning of September 11, 2001, and how lower manhattan felt in the weeks and months that followed. Unable to sleep last night, I stayed up late and wrote out something much, much longer...194 weeks 20 hours ago
+25How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...139 months 2 days ago
+22How To Quit Your Job (And Still Win)You’re going to quit at least one job in your life, probably several. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic? Virtually none of those 2.8 million people know how to quit their job <i>and still...1112 months 6 hours ago
+21US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMAJust re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community. While in b-school, I did...71
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+22Minimalism and Wall StreetThis is going to sound pretty odd to some of you, but it's one of those macro trends that have been on my radar since roughly before the crisis started in 2008. I'm talking about the current trend toward minimalism in general and its many offshoots in particular, what long term impact...6211 months 2 weeks ago
+21Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr></h3> <h4>1 -...433 months 2 weeks ago
+21Most Frustrating Job Search StoriesSo I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why. I graduated from a small but...303 months 4 days ago
+24How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...252 months 2 weeks ago
+21A little advice from a F50 executiveSo I was in business class on an transatlantic flight the other day and ended up sitting next to a F50 executive. He was surprisingly friendly and started up a conversation with me (we were both boozing pretty hard, as one tends to do in business class). It was a fascinating conversation - this...157 months 2 weeks ago
+22So I heard You Want to Start Trading?Let me start off by clarifying. By <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold down a full-time job). I’m...6111 months 1 day ago
+24America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...5811 months 3 days ago
+18Corporate Politics, Job Outsourcing, Might Get Fired, How To Play Cards?I’m in a corporate politics situation, which is an arena I’m not very experienced in, and am coming to you for advice. Please keep replies relevant to the topic at hand and not just calling me a bad person and whatnot. If you’re one of those “gung ho off to work we go” people who...239
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+19Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending <abbr title="Harvard Business School ">HBS</abbr>. A week ago I finished...1312 months 2 weeks ago
+21Cryptocurrency: How to Not Lose Your Life Savings Hi Monkeys, Long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> lurker here wanting to give back to the community. I am a college student who recently interned for a company in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. With all the buzz around Bitcoin right now, I felt it would be...30
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+20Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...2710 months 2 weeks ago
+19Commercial Banking SVP Ask Me Anything (AMA)In the spirit of sharing, I figured I would set up one of these to help out those interested in learning more about Commercial Banking. As there is no separate sub forum, it is hard to find up to date/current info. Commercial Baking isn’t super sexy like <abbr title="investment...1241 month 7 hours ago
+20WSO 2017 Investment Banking Industry Reports Released. Salary, Bonus, Employee Satisfaction, Average Hours Worked and More...Dearest <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> Members and Visitors: I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...242 months 1 day ago
+20The Street Before Christmas 2013Merry Christmas Monkeys! </em> <center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2013</h3><br><h4>by Eddie Braverman</h4></center> <center>'Twas the Street Before Christmas 2013 Just two days before the Wolf hits the screen Spinning the...202 years 9 months ago
+20UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A FirmHi everyone, This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr...14
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+22Non-Target to MM IB: My AdviceAlthough I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a day, hopefully I...610 months 3 weeks ago
+19I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...961 month 2 weeks ago
+23To All the Hillary Supporters that are allowing themselves to be spoon Fed by Main Stream Mediahttp://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990 Please read. I'm not a huge fan of Trump but IMO he's a better option than Hilary. Shit is so rigged... And Trump isn't like all the other puppets.19611 months 2 weeks ago
+192018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Megathread: August 15th and BeyondAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS Now that early recruitment is wrapping up, most of the applications are open (minus some boutiques) and the previous thread has hit 1K comments, I thought it would be best to create another thread so people don't have to scroll through 6 pages to get...89
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+19Tricks of the TradeJust want to share best practices and hear what other people do to be more efficient. I'm wrapping up 1st year associate in middle-market growth equity shop... <h3>PortCos</h3> * Keep a folder for each portco in outlook where I save all correspondence * Save all...51
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+19Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into...363 months 3 weeks ago
+19WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...321 month 4 weeks ago
+17Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 IntakeHey Guys! With regard to the above captioned subject, I'm looking to get in touch with candidates who have applied for Abraaj's GAP for the 2017 intake. In this regard, I'd be grateful if people can apprise about the status of their application process. Also, all those who are...216
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+19Trump supporters - Has Trump gone too far?Let me start off by saying that although I wish to voice some personal sentiments, I am primarily trying to quench my curiosity regarding the matter. I hope my fellow monkeys will understand that this is not intended as a provocation. As a Swede, and much like the rest of the world,...2831 month 1 week ago
+19USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...5810 months 4 weeks ago
+17Is it true that Tobin & Company doesn't pay their analysts?I had a friend who used to worked with a few people from Tobin tell me that analysts at Tobin don't get paid unless they're there while a deal is closed. In that case, they'll receive a bonus/stipend or something like that. Does anyone know if this is true??? I've heard...142
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+19Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to <abbr title="Wall Street...3811 months 2 weeks ago
+18Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of interns crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite end of the spectrum? 1354 months 1 week ago
+14Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">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...4282 months 2 weeks ago
+18Credit Analyst AMABackground: I work for one of the largest banks in the world by assets, in credit analysis. My job is basically to analyze the credit risk of large corporates (generally more than $1Bn in revenue). Products are not limited to loans and revolvers, but extends to everything under the sun that is...1182 months 3 days ago
+18AMA From a Semi-Target Lower GPA to a Hedge Fund and Bulge BracketMy story to get to where I did is a very strange one. I went to a semi target school, had an OK GPA, didn't join any finance clubs, and had zero connections into the business. At this point I was pretty much shunned and didn't get any interviews at a bank, even regionals. I personally...181 month 2 weeks ago
+18How I'll survive graduation and you will toMy fellow Graduating Monkeys, By now you’ve walked across stage and grabbed your hard earned diploma. You’ve learned everything from how to cram for tests, change your major (multiple times), and put in the minimum effort to achieve the greatest return. If you had any sort of social...123 months 2 days ago
+17Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.86
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+17AMA: A Bored Financial AdvisorHello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...862 months 1 week ago
+16What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...1614 months 4 weeks ago
+17Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...604 months 1 hour ago
+17No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> myself, but man, it's hard. Seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> is all about the...587 months 1 day ago
+17What your managing director says and what he actually means?My managing director always tells me, "Keyser, have a good weekend." What my managing director actually means is, "Keyser, Bend over." ...and I fall for it every time. Curious to hear what fallacious things your MD tells you?441 month 2 weeks ago
+17Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything! Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I...40
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+18"Getting Laid in College is Somewhat Overrated" [quote="<span itemprop="name">Attack_Chihuaha</span>"]<p>getting laid in college is somewhat overrated</p>[/quote] - @Attack_Chihuaha" 4/30/2017, Never Forget. How do you all feel about this? What are some other things that are overrated?...345 months 1 week ago
+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...301 hour 8 min ago
+18New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!! The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the...275 months 1 week ago
+23How to be a good employeeI’ve been writing for this site on and off since 2012, and while I don’t work in the banking business per se, I work in a related field, and I’ve been lucky enough to have employed five great analysts over the years. So at age 43, and having been an employer many times over, I have a few...204 months 3 weeks ago
+16BlackRock Virtual Cover LetterHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if...115
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+17Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those interns gunning for a return offer in <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr>. I went through the fun last summer and came out with a return offer, so here are...104 months 1 week ago
+17My Take on Deciding Between Top Summer Analyst OffersI recently gave a piece of advice to a buddy's younger brother who was choosing between some great <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> offers. I wanted to share it with all you young masters of the universe as well. In this specific case, my friend's...4
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+16Anyone 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...1866 months 2 weeks ago
+18The Intellectual Yet IdiotMust read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below): [quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...8210 months 1 week ago
+23What if Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan merged together?I know this sounds insane! But theoretically speaking what if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...6811 months 3 weeks ago
+16What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... 1. What is your current ride and why? 2. What's your dream...268
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+16Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in CanadaI've seen a lot of posts asking about target schools for finance in Canada. Since I've done a lot of research, I'm going to provide a quick summary to current/future students in Canada looking to break into Bay Street or Wall Street right out of college (without <abbr...622 months 2 days ago
+15Notorious Investment Banking Groups and War StoriesMonkeys, What are some of the most notorious "Groups" on the street? This can include massive jerks, (overly 100+ regularly) abusive workloads, or just old school street mentalities. For example, I've heard <span class='keyword_link'><a...161
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+17This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...603 months 3 weeks ago
+16Top 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...55
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+16What Are You Committed to Learning in 2017?<p>This will be my last post of 2016, so before I get into it I just want say thanks for a great year (or half-year) back at <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance...528 months 2 weeks ago
+16GS 2018 SuperdayHi all, I just completed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman...48
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+15If you could work directly under one Wall Street Titan, who would it be?From all-star banker Frank Quattrone, buyout magnate Henry Kravis, to hedge fund legend Steve Cohen - there are always people we aspire to be or in the least look up to. If you had the chance to choose ANY big names to work directly for, who would it be and why? 1392 months 1 day ago
+33Do 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...225
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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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+16AMA: My journey, from the lab to MMPEI’ve been threatening to do one of these for a couple months, and I figured I’d slam it out while I have some downtime in the office. I’m in my early 30s and I work at a middle-market private equity firm in the Southeastern US. I’ve taken a rather long, circuitous route to get here, and...172 months 2 weeks ago
+15AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...1098 months 16 hours ago
+142017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...2082 months 1 week ago
+23A Warning on the Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Summer Analyst ProgramAs a former "investment banking" <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...46
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+16Do's & Dont's - 1st Year Private Equity AssociateThere are a lot of posts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...41
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+15CFA Charterholder who left finance and joined the Army—AMATitle explains it. I’m Alex Cook, and you might have seen my YouTube video on the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst ">CFA</abbr> Program. I can't post links here right now but it will pop up if you type in "How I passed all of the <abbr...375 months 3 weeks ago
+15Anyone feeling burnt out by recruitment?I've been recently feeling exhausted while wading through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruitment process. I've been stretched thin from networking in February to pushing for...321 month 2 days ago
+14Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA. Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1233 months 4 days ago
+15Don't lose hope, from BO/MO to Equity ResearchSeems like there has been a lot of negative posts lately (mainly from a few trolls or most likely the same troll) so I wanted give a positive story for those looking to transition. Quick Background: Went to a non-target state school and didn't know anything about banking for the most...163 months 1 day ago
+18Thank you WSO Community! AMA/My Story: Target --> State School --> Non-MBA Masters --> MM IB --> Lower MM PE In short, I recently accepted an offer to join a lower middle market <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> firm after a little less than 2 years in <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> and, as a longtime reader of <abbr title="Wall...134 months 3 weeks ago
+15Thank you WSO!!Hey all, I'm a long-time reader first-time contributor to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. I am posting this to say thankyou to everyone on this board for the insight you all gave me into a career in <abbr title="investment...82 months 1 week ago
+142017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%. <em> Mod Note: You can find the <abbr title="Sales and...100
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+13FAKE NEWS CNNNow that I have your attention, what does everyone think? At first, I shrugged off Trump's catchphrase as hyperbole, but now I'm wondering if there's something to it. First, you have the John Bonifield video, which leads me to believe that while CNN is trying to find...1862 months 4 weeks ago
+14Affirmative Action based on WealthThis topic really hits close to home with me. When I see peers of underrepresented minority (and yet highly affluent/advantaged) backgrounds around me reaping the benefits of affirmative action, I can't help but think there must be a better way. Perhaps, schools or firms should require...857 months 1 week ago
+16Islam, the White House, and the "Counter-Jihadist" movementSo I just got through an illuminating Vox article linked here: http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/13/14559822/trump-islam-muslims-islamophobia-sharia and I want to get some thoughts from fellow WSO members. If you can't (or won't) read the entire article here is a short summary. 1.) a...1825 months 4 days ago
+14Worst slides everShare your worst - I've had a lot shitty PPT work this week, and want to commiserate. **My worst in banking:** MD thought it would be value-added to show a slide summarizing all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...816 months 1 week ago
+14AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge FundHey everyone, I’ve been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to...806 months 1 week ago
+13The guessing game: best site for Amazon's new HQ? [quote] Fee <abbr title="fixed income ">fi</abbr> <abbr title="front office ">fo</abbr> fum I seek the site of a new HQ Bringing jobs and scouting talent I'll make retailers know they're dead -Appley [/quote] Jeff...179
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+14Billions Season 2First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer...784 months 2 weeks ago
+14AMA - Master of Real EstateI'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018. I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...74
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+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools ">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates ">MBAs</abbr> do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix...488 months 3 weeks ago
+14AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....397 months 2 days ago
+14Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into finance...in the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...378 months 1 week ago
+14How to buy your first set of golf clubsFor a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...349 months 3 days ago
+17EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...331 month 2 weeks ago
+18I'm A F*cking SleuthNo fucks left to give, monkeys. I've got dirt on my boss and I want you to dream with me: what should I ask for? So I'm in the shitter, taking a shit, as I do, and reupping on Adderall, albeit with an off-label route of administration, hence the privacy. I've also got a good...2911 months 1 week ago
+16End of the Summer - Peace at lastIts almost September, school will be starting soon and many off you will be left with empty spaces where the plucky interns sat. Maybe it is just me but this years litter seemed particularly precious. They all just seemed so focused on being a "perfect" person, working (apparently,...271 month 5 days ago
+147 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans. <h3>0. The Preparation: </h3> is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed,...269 months 3 weeks ago
+14JP Morgan HireVueJust completed the HireVue for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> IB- <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> Role. 7 questions, 30...232 months 1 week ago
+13What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...1202 months 4 weeks ago
+16500k Legal Green Card Holders and Students Banned from the US Under the current executive action. this article gives the numbers: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-executive-order-could-block-legal-residents-from-returning-to-america Homeland Security confirms it applies to green card holders:...1207 months 1 week ago
+13*CANADIAN* 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst mini ThreadI wanted to start a central thread where all Canadian undergrad students could comment and share inquiries, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...118
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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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+14Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...1410 months 2 weeks ago
+14Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I would...1110 months 1 week ago
+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's <abbr...711 months 2 days ago
+19CNN = BoobsIs this really the state of CNN - the American BBC?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suka4wunGhU A dude comes on, lays out an argument why this ESPN idiot should be fired and the anchor goes nuts because he said boobs? I mean is this real life? We have Rohingya Muslims being marched...91
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+13The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your MiseryI have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another <a...815 months 1 week ago
+14Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...598 months 4 hours ago
+13AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECMWhat's going on everybody, The <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span...549 months 3 weeks ago
+12Wall 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...1465 months 4 days ago
+17WTF California ....... WTFSo I hit up the La Brea Tar Pits this past weekend when a friend was in town and we were looking for some cheap tourisity stuff to do. I hadn't been to the Tar Pits since grade school so I thought it would be kind of cool to go and it should only cost a couple of dollars if that. Well...445 months 1 week ago
+13Investing In The Middle East 101So the "Middle East".... that place with a lot of camels and terrorists, right? NO! Before even thinking of investing in the Middle East, you have to stop calling it the "Middle East". It's Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Saudi...3511 months 2 weeks ago
+13How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr>, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner? I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from...334 months 3 weeks ago
+13AMA: From Pizza Delivery to Quantitative Research/Data Science/ProgrammingWhat is going on, everybody? I have been a lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> for a while and thought I would share a story with you. Here goes nothing... I worked full-time and went to school full-time pretty much all throughout school. Knowing I...30
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+16BEFORE you post a rant and get useless advice...Think about how WSOers can best help you! If you got a few offers for school/work... congrats that you can now brag a little! But don't just ask us to rank prestige for you, please? Get best advice by giving good context in clean bullet formats! Useful context can include your...295 months 4 weeks ago
+13BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-to-push-your-resume <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still able to...119
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+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...1710 months 3 weeks ago
+13Day in the Life: Retail Investment Sales BrokerHi all - although I haven't posted much, I've been lurking in the shadows for a while now. After mooching off of all the amazing posts, I figured it was time to give back as there have not been any posts related to a Day in the Life of a net lease investment sales broker. ...163 months 2 weeks ago
+13Day 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...166 months 3 weeks ago
+14I got into an M7 (Wharton) with a pure sales background and now work in MBB. I wanted to share my experience I've seen a few posts on here discouraging others from pursuing a career in sales as it relates to <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> admissions. In particular, some have argued sales doesn't look great at <abbr title="Top 7 MBA...152 months 5 days ago
+13Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...142 months 2 weeks ago
+13Personal Finance Budget TemplateNot trying to hijack or supersede anyone's topics here, just figured I'd try to be helpful - this is inspired by <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/managing-your-money-building-a-personal-financial-model">"Managing Your Money, Building a Personal Financial...1410 months 1 week ago
+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of...1310 months 4 weeks ago
+15Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> for Christmas for one god damn day and I feel like I ripped half my hair out. I still have plenty of it though, it will grow back, and just to make sure you understand how genetically...119 months 1 week ago
+13Open Discussion: CRE During a DownturnI want this thread to be a way to think out loud about how we do business during trying economic times. It seems many (most?) of us on this forum are newer to <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> and have never been in the industry during a...94 months 3 weeks ago
+12Guns: A Great InvestmentThe <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_versus_butter_model"> guns vs. butter debate </a> has long been a favorite of production possibility frontier chartists. This elderly economic theorem is said to not correlate well to free market economies... Perhaps that...29410 months 1 week ago
+12The Art of Cheating SleepWhen I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can...931 month 1 day ago
+11Is The American Dream Not Possible Without A College Degree?Monkeys, I was going through this [article](http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/homeownership-millennials-college-degree/?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_FORTUNE&utm_campaign=fortunemagazine&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social) on Fortune which said that the American dream is not...1832 months 4 days ago
+14AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right, Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored. Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a <span...835 months 3 weeks ago
+12AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in <abbr...825 months 1 week ago
+16The Infamous Goldman Interviewee Lands an Offer at GSI honestly can't believe I'm saying this but the person in the video posted in @Les Grossman"'s thread (video below) and a few others (myself included) has allegedly landed an offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...811 month 2 weeks ago
+12AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSPost-admit questions welcomed. I hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr>, <abbr title="Masters in Finance ">MSF</abbr> or MMS in your early careers. I also have friends who...815 months 4 weeks ago
+11Man dragged off United flightMany of you guys probably already saw <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/video-surfaces-of-man-being-dragged-from-overbooked-united-flight.html">the video</a> from last night of a man being dragged through the aisle of the United plane because it was overbooked. He was...1706 months 4 hours ago
+12AMA: BB Sophomore Recruiting (Investment Banking)Finished up my <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> sophomore summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...69
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+12Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits<h3>AMA</h3> Given round 2 results are just out (congrats AdMITS!) and inspired by a few of the other people (@Masterz57", @OpsDude", @TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at MIT's Sloan...625 months 3 weeks ago
+14What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: <abbr title="accounts payable ">AP</abbr> 15300 Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 57121542 months 2 weeks ago
+13Note to People Networking - Don't Copy & Paste EmailsFriendly piece of advice - if you're sending out networking emails, please don't copy and paste them word for word with the only thing that is different being who the email is addressed to, especially if this is after some event and not an out of the blue cold email. I was in my...342 months 1 week ago
+12Investment Banking's PR ProblemI was watching Ozark this week, which if you don’t know, it is a show on Netflix about a financial advisor who launders money for the cartel. Later in one scene, he is transferring money from a new client to his account, and they show his screen: <img...341 month 1 week ago
+12AMA: Investment Director at a mid-sized endowment fundChronic lurker here. I recently accepted a position at an endowment fund. Didn't see a lot of info. here on endowment fund investments - so ask away any questions you have. As background, I am responsible for all of the endowment's alternative investments (private equity, private...3011 months 2 weeks ago
+12Protectionism, what is it and how does it impact trade?With the topic once again in the media lime light, its seems appropriate to discuss protectionism in this post. However, this rather advanced economic concept is best understood if we take a few steps back first. Before looking at the ins and outs of protectionism, we first have to understand...228 months 1 week ago
+15Living in a city you hate, due to work I work for a very well known tech firm (i.e., <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Facebook, Google), and although the job is ok for the most part (fantastic hours, laid back, love the people...96
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+11What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...9310 months 2 weeks ago
+12Cuisines 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,...927 months 2 days ago
+10Mexico ---> illegally entering US ---> VP @ GSSurely I'm not the only one here who watches Tucker... Did anyone else see the girl he had on who was an illegal immigrant who became a VP at GS? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZjR3xLN6IyA" frameborder="0"...1904 months 4 weeks ago
+11CFA June 2017 ResultsJust got my results for Level 1 and I passed. 7/10 sections over 70%, none below 51%. I am so stoked right now despite it only being level 1, anyone else get results?862 months 1 week ago
+13The market is turning rapidly...In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...853 months 2 weeks ago
+11AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...831 month 3 weeks ago
+10Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street? Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...18111 months 4 days ago
+11You're not polished enough I made all the way to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...776 months 5 days ago
+11Why the heck do you have over 1,000 banana points?I hit 1,000 bananas about nine months back, went inactive, and now am back for the time being. When I reached that milestone, I couldn't help but ask myself: How the hell did I spend this much time on WSO? So, to the ~400 or so users with 1,000 or more banana points: Who are you? Why are...752 months 4 days ago
+11Is Facebook the Devil?I'm sitting here chuckling because of course the title is in jest, but Facebook has been having a rough go of it lately. Not financially, mind you, where they've been absolutely killing it. I'm talking about in the media and political sphere, where roughly half the country (well,...6910 months 2 days ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...1649 months 5 days ago
+11Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers? I commonly hear journalists spout...604 months 3 weeks ago
+11AMA: London L/S + event-driven analystHey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London <abbr...541 month 3 weeks ago
+11The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> wanted to improve their game and figured I could help in some sort of way. <h3>Off The tee</h3> In general I think making good contact is better than swinging out of your shoes. A general...493 months 2 weeks ago
+10Goldman Sachs 2017 Pride Summit/Undergraduate Camp ThreadThe applications for the Pride Summit and the Undergraduate Camp went up today. I just applied and notified my contact in HCM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but communications will not be sent out until the deadline has passed. Updates **If you received an invite for the...1485 months 1 day ago
+111st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> after learning a lot from here during the last few years. As the title states 1st year analyst (nearly 2) , have gone through the whole...443 months 3 weeks ago
+14Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...144
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+11MBA: Stanford or Harvard?Hi folks. I was lucky enough to have been accepted to both the Harvard and Stanford <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> programs. I would really appreciate any advice/thoughts on things I should consider while making this decision. Here is some...443 months 1 week ago
+12WSO Black T Shirts - 5 Day Flash Sale - 40% Off until Friday 4/21/17!Normally these are $19.99+$3 shipping ($23 all in), but to get these into more hands faster, we're going for a Flash Sale over the next few days - $14.99 + FREE SHIPPING (anywhere in the world) until 11:59PM on April 21st (this Friday!)...limiting this deal to the...395 months 3 weeks ago
+10Your Favorite BreakfastHi Gang, After having a delicious breakfast this morning consisting of 4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee, I wanted to know what is everyone's favorite weekday breakfast. I wake up a little earlier to have the time to cook it but I start the day full and happy. I...1373 months 6 days ago
+11Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2<p><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-1">Here’s a link to Part 1.</a> Let’s get right to it.</p> <h3>Government Interference</h3> <p>It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about Bitcoin....337 months 3 weeks ago
+28New Shit List: Apartment BuildingHoly shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, so...no homo). <img src =...317 months 3 weeks ago
+14Asian name on resume I am an international student and a rising junior at a semi-target/low target school. When crafting my resume, is it advisable for me to create an English name (the likes of John/Dan) to fend off xenophobia? Or should I just go by my real name, which all of my friends and previous employers...1273 months 1 day ago
+11What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...2510 months 3 weeks ago
+2Interview Logic Riddles/Teasers1. What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 numbers - just 2 numbers, no other mathematical symbols? 2.If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light...9142 months 2 weeks ago
+11Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...11
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+11Let's Talk RussiaI got bored supervising the park today and tuned into the US House Intelligence Committee hearings. After several glasses of Canadian Club and chocolate liqueur, I took to the internet and found myself balls deep in Russian geopolitical philosophy. A book called *Foundations of Geopolitics*...1086 months 1 week ago
+17FTB's Acceptance SpeechVoting is over. I win <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218">Member of the Year</a>. If you aren't happy with the results, go find Hillary in the woods and you can cry about it together. You better believe...49 months 3 weeks ago
+11How To Pull Off An Internal TransferA lot of people are unhappy in their jobs. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. I’ve written extensively about how you should quit your job, and for many people, that advice is all they need. There is, however, one situation where that advice does not suffice. Some...211 months 2 weeks ago
+10Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while...102
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+10Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys, I had to come to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, 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...984 months 4 days ago
+102018 Sales and Trading Recruiting (Intern)Hey guys, there's too much <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> and not enough <abbr title="Sales and Trading ">S&T</abbr>. So lets get a thread going on the recruiting timeline for Sales and Trading. Comment below with any info that...77
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+9Trump Business Plan Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury. Trump was quoted as saying: [quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...1758 months 3 weeks ago
+18A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...725 months 2 days ago
+13TRUMP TAX PLANLeave it to Trump to come up with something really simple. Simple is good! Not that a lot of brackets have ever been a challenge in calculating tax, but we’re going to be going from seven to three. Here is the tax plan, in a nutshell (I hate that phrase): 3 brackets: Less than $75K:...6910 months 1 day ago
+12How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... [redacted by mod] 661 month 2 weeks ago
+10Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, wanted to see what the collective minds here thought. I spend most of my day digesting stock specific or economic data, so I must admit I'm under-educated in political, particularly foreign policy matters. My...6110 months 1 week ago
+20Why are rational people so scarce on campuses?I would say that Ben Shapiro represents the most articulate and full body of ideas on the right side of the center as a conservative. I'll layout some of the social ideas of a more moderate right sider, to give context into what I mean by the right of center and to distinguish from the...60
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+10AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: <abbr title="Masters in Finance ">MSF</abbr>, ~2years <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr...5711 months 4 hours ago
+10Is Apple losing grip?Is it just me or is Apple losing it? Their idea of innovation seems to be removing ports/plugs from the core and then creating expensive adapters to replace them - makes no fu..ing sense for the customer. And now, in the era of touch screens, they come up with an Apple Touch Bar for the new...5610 months 3 weeks ago
+9BAML Accelerated Recruiting Thread SA investment banking Did anyone else get the <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> accelerated recruiting email? Do you know if it's going to be more lax or harder than non-accelerated. 1541 month 1 week ago
+16Dress Like A Man: The Anti-DouchesuitI have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following: If you're a male in his early 20s who...5311 months 1 week ago
+10Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-the-fck-have-i-done-with-my-life">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...518 months 6 days ago
+10Lets hear your rejection storiesMost of this forum is about how people successfully broke in and now hate their lives. In reality breaking in isn't as easy it looks. So people people who went to elite semi/target schools (and non targets as well) and got rejected whats your story?512 months 1 week ago
+10Hangover RemediesFellow Monkey's - 'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)! When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty...489 months 1 week ago
+10What would you do with a year of free time and unlimited money? Need suggestions.Being in my late 20s now, it dawn(s)(ed) on me that staring at a bunch of stock tickers/excel spreadsheets won't be something I think nostalgically about on my deathbed. I've found someone to essentially babysit a (small) portfolio for me for the next year or two. Any thoughts? ...47
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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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+1130-year-old Real Estate BillionaireRead this article last week and was impressed by this guy's story. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2017/07/18/the-30-year-old-texas-tycoon-who-is-building-a-real-estate-empire/#181cfb0594e5 Something that struck me: I just read through the thread about how tough it is to get...462 months 1 week ago
+10The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/whats-your-top-stock-pick-for-2017">has already been taken</a>, I wanted to throw out...451 month 1 week ago
+11Worst internship stories (investment banking)Thought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well. I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....362 months 2 weeks ago
+10Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and...343 months 3 weeks ago
+16Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. <h3>A bit about my...293 months 5 days ago
+10Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine. 1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...289 months 3 weeks ago
+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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+9What companies do you respect?In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and <span class='keyword_link'><a...1207 months 3 weeks ago
+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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+12Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step OneWelcome undergrad Monkeys to the first part of the four part series: “Four Steps to Your First College 4.0”. Even if you’ve gotten a 4.0 in the past, you should still read this series, as you may not currently use the studying techniques located within this guide, and they can only help...144 months 1 week ago
+17How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates. I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...149 months 3 weeks ago
+10My Gift To WSO: Investment Committee Memos....Or Something Like ThatSo, I've been trying to find an actual Investment Committee Memo from a real deal. I randomly asked for one on an existing thread on this board and someone told me it was too "proprietary" for anyone to share. Fair enough. So I took to the magical, wonderful Google! Started...94 months 2 days ago
+13I Entered A Time WarpHappy Halloween assholes. Here's a spooky story to shiver your timbers and rustle your jimmies. It takes place in the vestibule of my apartment building. Don't google 'vestibule' unless you want to see some gnarly female anatomy up close and personal (definitely no homo,...811 months 2 weeks ago
+10Top 50 REPE 2017Read em and weep boys. I think it was just published today. <a href="https://www.perenews.com/uploadedFiles/<abbr title="private equity real estate ">PERE</abbr>/Non-Pagebuilder/Aliased/News_And_Analysis/2017/May/Magazine/PERE0517_Pere50.pdf">Top 50...84 months 2 weeks ago
+10Hedge Fund: Research Analyst vs. Portfolio ManagerSlow morning for me, so I decided to share my thoughts concerning the differences between a research analyst and portfolio manager. Think you have what it takes to be a portfolio manager? Every aspiring buy-side analyst I know eventually wants to become a portfolio manager at some point....8
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+11Update: Admissions Results for Shitty WE, Good Raw Stats (y'all tore apart my profile. thanks for the brutally honest feedback)Hi all, here's a follow-up to a profile review I gave a while back (shitty WE, good raw stats). Since I can't link my old posts, here's what I wrote: "So I graduated from UCLA with a Sociology degree, and got a 3.9 GPA. But I sucked terribly at networking and finding jobs,...74 months 3 weeks ago
+9Share the Strangest Interview Questions You've ReceivedAs we go through recruiting season, people are bound to get hit with some of the strangest and most absurd interview questions that they never would have thought to prepare for. For the sake of comedy, please share questions here that you've either given or received. Here's...106
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+10What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...1057 months 4 days ago
+9Martial ArtsAre you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one? I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga.1047 months 2 weeks ago
+9Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...1998 months 2 weeks ago
+92017 Commercial/Corporate Banking BonusesI'm curious to see how everyone fared in terms of commercial/corporate banking bonuses this year. Especially interested to hear about people who are only 1-2 years out of school (however, please feel free to share numbers for all roles and levels) Personally: Bulge bracket commercial...96
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+10Do You Envy The Rich Kids Who Got A Shot At Their Careers Through Their Parent's Influence?Monkeys, one of the best aspects about this community is that people talk about their stories and opinions in a candid way. I was reading this [article](https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/millennials-with-rich-parents/398501/?utm_source=atlfb) which said that millennials...941 month 1 week ago
+9J.P. Morgan HireVue: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span>. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through...731 month 1 day ago
+9Amazon Buys Whole FoodsAmazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....722 months 3 weeks ago
+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...598 months 2 weeks ago
+9Coffee Shop Drink Tips + Former Barista AMA <h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3> Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. If you have any questions, ask below. <h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> ...463 months 2 weeks ago
+9The future of LA Curious what SoCal guys think the future holds for LA. The change here is staggering. Tech companies are flooding in. Snapchat, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Google and others all...452 months 3 weeks ago
+9AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals. I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. 44
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+9What is life like at no-Bulge Bracket Investment banks?You will always hear about daily life and exit opportunities at <abbr title="bulge brackets ">BBs</abbr> and Boutiques, but what about other large banks like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mizuho"...43
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+9Lazard Video Interview QuestionsHey! I have just received an invitation to do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> Video Interview for a role as UK intern. Has anyone done this specific interview before? What type of questions should I expect?...40
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+10NYC vs. London vs. Zurich vs. FFMHi guys, In which city do you earn the most considering cost of living, taxes, exchange rates etc.? If someone of you worked in different locations how did they compare to each other in terms of quality of living? Especially right out of college what´s the best of those cities for your...405 months 7 hours ago
+9Dress Code in Real Estate Asset ManagementI want to share an experience I just had on my third week of being a first year analyst in RE <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr>. To give a little background, I work in a second tier east coast market (Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, DC etc) working at a large <abbr...391 month 5 days ago
+9AMA- High Yield/Distressed Debt Sell Side Analyst2nd year analyst at a boutique broker-dealer from a non-target state school. Also a <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst ">CFA</abbr> Level 2 candidate, working under multiple sector analysts with decent exposure to Oil & gas, metals & mining, and retail. We...381 month 3 days ago
+9Biggest Office Pet Peeves State your grievances, a couple of my big ones: The person who makes every meeting run over because he interrupts after every other sentence to ask for clarification. Working with someone who is so type A that they make small changes to your work just to feel in control. That manager...33
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+9Go Big or Go Home - 2017 Challenge2017 is rapidly approaching and it is almost that time of year again to set goals, and smash them! My goals are as follows: 1) Save 15-18K towards my mortgage deposit. 2) Move out of compliance to something more respectable, tangible and with more exit options. A more numerical role....31
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+8Favorite AthleteHello Monkeys, I have noticed many athletic related threads as of late and began to wonder which athletes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> members would consider their favorite. It's hard to drill down to one, considering you can like athletes for many...1315 months 4 days ago
+8Hypo: You're single, and rich; what U.S. cities would you live in? Just a fun hypothetical to consider. Let's say you're rich and single; money is not an object. Which U.S. cities would you want to live in? Multiple answers are allowed here, as rich people tend to have multiple homes. I'm gonna break it down by seasons. Spring and Fall:...129
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+9How to Get Started in Cryptocurrencies? General Crypto ThreadHello monkeys, as what I am sure all of you are aware of, cryptocurrencies are getting to be pretty popular at the current moment. However, a lot of things are confusing about it to me and I was wondering what you guys think are good ways to educate yourself about cryptocurrencies, the best ones...271 month 1 week ago
+10Polarization and Anger: A WSO StoryI've been lurking/commenting for a while now and I've seen <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> become an unfortunate reflection of the drivel I can find on any social media site. This site went from some of the most prescient pre-crash analysis that the...25
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+15Why do people hate President Trump?I don't see the issue with deporting Illegal Aliens or excluding groups of people from countries that are known for producing terrorists. I don't see the issue with dismantling the H1B program and putting Americans at work. Not importing people from India and China, pay them for cheap...1241 month 4 days ago
+8Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?Question pretty much is self explanatory. What is your opinion on dating female bankers (sales and traders as well)12210 months 1 week ago
+9How To Get Cheap (Or Free) GolfAs promised, I have decided to share my knowledge on getting free or cheap golf. ### Country Clubs Most country clubs and private courses are closed one day a week for maintenance. To get free golf I would recommend befriending one of the cart boys or other workers who can get you on the...228 months 3 weeks ago
+9AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at F100 Entertainment Company (came from Non-MBB Management Consulting)I've been a Corporate Strategy manager at a large F100 studio (not Disney) for about a year now (and it's had its ups and downs). Just figured there isn't too much information on here about corporate strategy paths from non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...216 months 1 day ago
+12Why Canadians get an MBA AND the CFA*tl;dr: Canadians have a special reason to do the CFA. And this is why you should or shouldn't do it.* I know people often debate the pros and cons of an MBA vs. the CFA. As Toronto is the CFA capital of the world, I thought I'd answer this questions from a more uniquely Canadian...1910 months 1 week ago
+9Ayrton Senna - Life of a Three-Time Formula 1 World ChampionTwitter reminded me that today, 21 March 2017, was Ayrton Senna's 57th birthday if he was still alive. As a racing driver, he built teams, captured impossible wins, and inspired the future generation of fans and racers alike. As a Brazilian, his charity and love for his Country can be seen...186 months 2 weeks ago
+9Made it to a Bulge Bracket BankGreat news. I finally landed a spot in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM"><abbr title="debt capital markets ">DCM</abbr></a></span> for the leveraged finance team of a very...174 months 4 weeks ago
+9Networking 101 – 8 tips from a “non-target” school student <H4> Journals of a "Non-Target" University Student <H4> Networking in the Finance or Investment Banking industry is incredibly difficult. Whether you’re a rising sophomore trying to get your hand at any bank or company that will take you on as an intern or a graduating...121 month 1 day ago
+10Who else is making $$$ off cryptos?With IOTA shooting up over 500% over the last few days and BTC shooting up almost 500% in 12 months, anyone else making big bank off cryptos? I know the volatility and risk are pretty big but an investment as little as $5K can yield pretty insane results, trust me I know from experience. 112
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+8Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...1124 months 3 weeks ago
+10How you can get multiple job offers before you graduateHi all, figured I'd share my story to those struggling to get an internship or <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> offer. Hope you all find some value in my post. These are the major keys that helped me land multiple offers despite coming from a community college and...108 months 2 weeks ago
+9Sick of being Beta Studied my entire k-12 without even thinking of getting pussy because I was a 5'10" 100 lb Asian nerd. Enter lower tier Ivy League school (think, Dartmouth) and actually start hitting the gym and weights thanks to my friends. Go to 160lb and become actually good looking and social....1101 month 2 weeks ago
+8What Shows do you watch?I know that this topic has been posted on before; but, due to things constantly changing, I figured it would be good to ask again. With the semester about to end, I'm going to have some free time to watch some more shows and wanted to see what shows bankers watch. I already watch Suits, but...1079 months 5 days ago
+9The definitive trick to passing a prop trading math test.Practice Practice Practice. I've seen lots of posts here asking about how to pass Flow Traders math test, or Optiver, or Akuna or whoever. Maybe there's some geniuses out there that pass these tests without effort. This thread isn't for them, and i certainly don't fall...53 months 1 week ago
+9How To Admit Your Great Job Isn't Your Dream JobWhat’s the difference between a good life and a good job? It might seem like a silly question. To a lot of people, having a good job is a big part of having a good life. But to the millions of people with good jobs who are still unhappy, the distinction is critically important. We define...510 months 3 weeks ago
+8What are you reading?What books are you guys reading, or have read/plan on reading? Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, do you guys have any great authors or historical figures who have written books or series of books that you absolutely recommend? Any great magazines or websites you guys turn to for quality,...103
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+8Men's Fashion HacksDoes anyone know some good fashion hacks to make us monkeys' lives a bit easier? I've heard putting your dress shirt in the dryer with an ice cube can replace ironing, is this true? Has anyone attempted this?1021 month 3 weeks ago
+34Why they aren't more women in X fieldI'm about sick of all the damn women (and virgins) complaining about how there aren't enough women in INSERT_CAREER_FIELD_HERE. This argument is made about minorities as well, which is similarly irritating. I'm writing this article to (brutally) highlight the things that women do...1023 months 4 weeks ago
+8Contrarian short thesisHave a write-up that's a contrarian short thesis on a mid-sized tech company. Happy to share via PM to anyone that's interested. Would welcome any and all feedback / critique!973 months 2 days ago
+8How in the hell did things get so bad in Venezuela?So for anyone who hasn't heard of the situation in Venezuela, [basically everyone is dying of starvation because of the lack of... well, everything](https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317). Literally, everyone -- infants are facing the possibility of dying so early...943 months 2 weeks ago
+8Drinks for getting shmacked Hey boys, If you have only ONE HOUR to get absolutely dinkered, what is your go to drink? My go to: 151 with a twist of lime. Always have one of these puppies sleeping in the desk.932 months 2 weeks ago
+8Credit Suisse 2018 Summer Analyst RecruitingSince <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span> opened up their applications so early this year, did anyone hear back about their application to the 2018 investment banking <span...92
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+8Facepalm moments at info sessionsSo tonight I was at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> info session, and a student asked verbatim "what can you tell me about the work/life balance...91
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+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218 Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...879 months 3 weeks ago
+8What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?861 month 4 weeks ago
+82018 *Elite Boutique* Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagePost updates on interview notifications, first rounders, and super days here. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...85
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+8You Get to Redo CollegeThe question is simple: if you could go and redo college, what changes/different decisions would you have made in your pursuit of a high finance career? It can literally be anything from which group of friends you surrounded yourself with to what type of internships you did/didn't do, or...855 months 2 days ago
+8What are your favorite/least favorite airports?I'll start us off, LaGuardia is the worst airport in the US. To those who’ve had the luxury of never setting foot in LaGuardia, allow me to provide an overview of the <em>amenities</em>: <ul> <li>Highest rate of flight cancellations and delays in the...855 months 3 weeks ago
+8If nothing else mattered, what would you do?Don't get me wrong. I love my job and what I do. I have always been curious to find out what people would pursue if money were not an object and relationships did not tie you to a specific region. What occupation would you pursue if you were not constrained by your future/ money/...8510 months 2 weeks ago
+8What is your favorite College Food?Hello Monkeys, The title says it all. Tell me about your favorite food you ate when you came home drunk out of your mind or with the munchies at 2 am and you could barely move, or some of the 5 dollar 5 star meals that you lived off of in college during exam season. If none of that relates to...84
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+8Today's Top Bankers on The Street. Who are they?I've recently been reading a bunch of books: <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> Titans, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3honf7q" target="_blank">Barbarians at the...811 month 4 weeks ago
+9Why Do People Hate on Frats & Preppiness in General?Nowadays there seems to be this overall hatred amongst the majority of people (more so millennials) for people who are in frats and for people who dress 'preppy'. A lot of people seem to look down upon those in fraternities and make generalizations about those in frats such as being:...781 month 1 week ago
+8Houston 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst Recruiting**Bulge Bracket** <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> - Class filled <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"...77
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+8Craziest Things You've Seen in NYC?Good afternoon monkeys. As much of this site must work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> or used to work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, what are some of the wildest things you've seen go down in the city? 771 month 3 weeks ago
+8Good Diet For College KidHey guys, Getting ready to go back to school soon and want to shed some <abbr title="London Business School ">lbs</abbr> when I get back (maybe 15/20). Was hoping some fellow monkeys have some tips on a good diet to keep. I know the basics like limit booze, fried food,...751 month 3 weeks ago
+82017 SOPHOMORE Diversity/Non-Diversity Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageThe general <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> recruiting is really useful but posts about sophomore programs get buried so made a sophomore specific thread. Here are some of the sophomore diversity/non diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and...72
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+8What's a Monkey's typical weekend plans?How's it going you filthy Monkeys? As we talk about our professional life and career aspirations on a daily basis, I became a little curious. *What do you animals actually end up doing on the weekends?* Unfortunately I have to do the whole dinner and a movie routine with the old...711 month 1 week ago
+9Nicest Thing Your Boss Has Ever Done For You?Hi monkeys, so today is my last day at my internship and when I got to the office, my boss left me an entire plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as a gift card on my desk. Wasn't expecting anything like this and she didn't really have to do this. So the title is pretty...701 month 2 weeks ago
+8How To Get An Offer At Goldman SachsI actually posted this video in another thread but he deleted the YouTube video when it got like 15000 views. Thankfully someone from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> saved the video and commented on a thread that I was on a few months ago. I spent 10 minutes...684 months 3 weeks ago
+10Do you want your wife to work?***Disclaimer*** I realize this question is geared toward men. I would appreciate female input as well, but my assumption is most women expect/want their husband or future husband to work. Also, just to cover my bases, I don't assume men are the only ones married to wives and women the only...1654 months 3 weeks ago
+8What Do You Tell People You Do?So.... I'm kind of getting sick of explaining to friends and family that I'm not a realtor. Plus even when I do try to explain the concept of being a real estate investment analyst at a family office, it just kind of flies over everyone's head and they still assume that I'm a...6510 months 2 weeks ago
+8The 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere was pirated a staggering 90 million timesThe first episode of "Game of Thrones" season 7 was a massive success, and has been watched through official channels more than 16 million times since its debut last Sunday — the most for a premiere in HBO's history. But that figure pales in comparison to the number of times...622 months 2 weeks ago
+8How 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...591 month 3 days ago
+8AMA- Big 4 Audit to MM IBHi all, Recently moved from Big 4 Audit to a top <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> (Blair, Jeff, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/robert-w-baird-co"...5310 months 1 week ago
+9Buy-Side Analyst AMAHey All I'm wrapping up my first year on the buy-side and I'm using this platform as way to reflect on the past year. Happy to pay it forward to those that would like advice or have any questions. 538 months 1 week ago
+8Lonely and Unhappy - NYC Hey guys, A bit of a long post, but would appreciate any advice. For the last 5 months or so, I've been feeling extremely lonely and unhappy, specifically at the end of my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...538 months 2 weeks ago
+8Superbowl 2017: Patriots vs Falcons WOW. Congrats to @WallStreetOasis.com"'s Patriots, they came back from being down 28-3 in one of the best games I've ever seen. [quote] -First-ever Super Bowl to go to overtime (28-28) -MVP Tom Brady adds to his legend with masterful OT drive -They trailed 3-28 and...528 months 11 hours ago
+8Wall Street vs. Entrepreneurship I am very new to this but I thought I would post something I feel many of us students have thought about at some point in time. This may be more tailored to first-gen, low-income, students who attend non-targets. Can apply to others as well so feel free to critique? You spend hours at school,...475 months 4 weeks ago
+8IB 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, <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr>, Quant, even did a stint at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...456 months 2 weeks ago
+8How to go from No Office to Front Office?I'm not talking about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> as in operations, risk management, etc. - i'm talking about people with **no office** - you know like the...422 months 5 days ago
+8Any hip hop fans out there?Since J. Cole's album drop date got leaked a couple of days ago (December 9th), I wanted to promote one of my favorite current generation rappers. But I also wanted to open up a discussion about greatest albums, artists, and moments in hip hop. A lot of discussions I've had about hip...1414 months 2 weeks ago
+8Changing friendships when becoming successfulRecently I've had to think a lot about how some old friends, who have been close to me in the past, have greatly changed their behavior towards me after I have received life changing opportunities in my professional career. I come from a highly non-traditional background (think sports,...382 months 1 week ago
+8What are Your Favorite Tabletop/Board Games?I ask this because I just found Secret Hitler and I'm having an absolute blast playing this game with my friends. Here are some other ones that always make for a good time with family and friends: * Coup: 5 players or less. Great game, each one lasts roughly 15 min. This is the absolute...3510 months 1 day ago
+8Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a <abbr title="confidential information...333 months 1 week ago
+8Six Habits That Could Screw You OverIts been a little over 2 weeks since the new year begun, and for many people like myself, the gusto that drove our New Year’s resolutions and our desire to change old habits is slowly waning. Three days at the gym are slowly becoming two, and the bowl of ice cream that took a back seat to the...288 months 3 weeks ago
+8EquitySim RecruitingHas anyone used/heard of Equity Sim before? They apparently partner with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge brackets</a></span> (ex. <span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+8AMA - HY/Special Situations Analyst at $30bn+ HF in LondonLong-time user of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> under a different account, believe it's time to give back. Background in <span class='keyword_link'><a...2610 months 3 weeks ago
+14How To Get Into The Undergraduate Program At NYU Stern: A Quick GuideHello Stern hopefuls. I am currently a student at Stern, and in an effort to procrastinate applying for internships/jobs next summer (yes, it starts this early) I decided to write some things I wish I knew when applying to Stern. Being one of the only direct admit business school programs in the...26
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+104 Real-Life Consulting Exit Opps of My Former ColleaguesSince I have always continued my career in consulting, I decided to do a social experiment. I conducted an environmental scan through my LinkedIn network. I then categorized my findings into key themes of the most common consulting exit career paths using a cohort of 45 former consulting...267 months 4 days ago
+8I'm extremely terrible at interviewsI just finished an online interview for an internship and it went poorly. Im currently a junior in college and I have been struggling with interviews. It might be might my anxiety or that fact that im introvert but I am extremely poor when it comes to thinking on the spot. Im not good a carrying...24
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+8AMA > Non-Target > Search Fund & AM internships > BB AM 1st year - FI >(Think Wellington, Fidelity, Blackrock)Hey Monkeys, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> was a huge resource for me navigating through and eventually breaking into the <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> industry. Thought I'd throw an AMA for all the grinders interested...24
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+8Learning coding on your own for finance?Hi guys, I started using codecademy to learn a little bit about javascript. I am not necessarily interested in pursuing a career in tech but I think nowadays it is important to have a minimum understanding of how programming languages work. Also, I want something different to challenge...235 months 4 days ago
+8Get Pumped for the Next Star WarsThe second trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is now out... How many of you monkeys double as jedi and are therefore hyped for the next Star Wars movie, which comes to theaters December 16 this year. I know The Force Awakens wasn't a hit with many, but I liked it and...2011 months 3 weeks ago
+8Life NecessitiesTaken from my schools meme page and posted by some humanities major. Please send to your friends who can't stop obsessing over <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front...173 months 3 weeks ago
+7Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as IB? Theoretical: What would be your dream career choice assuming it paid the same as Investment Banking? 1151 month 3 weeks ago
+7Are we moving towards a dramatic ending?There's literally a new, more dramatic Trump story coming out everyday. I know there's a lot of 'fake news' out there. But everyone is reporting a different dramatic story from Breitbart (Democrats invoke Amendment 25) to FiveThirtyEight (Is Trump messing with Government...1157 months 1 week ago
+8How to Make Money in The Market: Providing Liquidity[quote]Since you brought it up - what is your edge?[/quote] I am really a liquidity provider of last resort, with occasional forays into macro. [quote]Certainly lots of people can or are willing to provide liquidity in your world, no?[/quote] So let me start by saying that I believe...154 months 3 weeks ago
+9What are the most overrated movies?Not going to lie, I thought the Revenant as a pretty mediocre film, along with the Hateful Eight....1139 months 3 weeks ago
+8What's the best Target?Personally, I prefer the Super Targets for one stop shopping, but is there anyone out there that likes the regular ones or even the mini-ones (heard of them but never experienced).123 months 3 weeks ago
+8What I learned at Harvard Business SchoolNot my experience, but I saw this on Medium: [What I learned at Harvard Business School](https://medium.com/@aravindkrishnan_92595/what-i-learned-at-harvard-business-school-2800b16d31f5) written by [Aravind Krishnan](linkedin.com/in/aravind-krishnan-8bb57350) While I am not opposed to the...123 months 8 hours ago
+10List of Sleeper Targets for NYCPeople keep thinking that <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> is Ivy/top business program or bust. Would you guys consider these schools as sleeper targets: Kelly - for sure if you're in the IBW Colgate - <abbr title="on campus...1117 months 1 week ago
+8Managing Your Money - Building a Personal Financial ModelInspired by: <A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-cant-save-money">I cant save money</A> <STRONG><EM>tl;dr: This could be the most important model you ever build.</EM></STRONG> <H3>Prologue</H3> When I started <span...1010 months 2 weeks ago
+8IBD FULL TIME RECRUTIING 2018 Hey everyone, When does Full time recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD</abbr></a></span> (2018) start?...74 months 2 weeks ago
+8Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step TwoHello everyone. Seeing as the first part of this guide was fairly popular, I’ll attempt to expedite the rest of the guide for your benefits. Here’s the link to step one if you missed it: <a...74 months 2 weeks ago
+10To All The Future Investment Banking ProspectsHope everyone is having a great day so far. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and write a post for all the monkeys still in school hoping to pursue a career in investment banking and the monkeys who are currently interviewing and on the job hunt. I am currently in my third year as an...72 months 3 weeks ago
+9Hard Work Does Pay OffI joined <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> a little less than two days ago. I want to post my in depth detailed story of how I made it to the <span class='keyword_link'><a...64 months 5 days ago
+7WF Summer 2018 IB Accelerated InterviewI have my first round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> 2018 Summer Analyst in <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> coming up, I was wondering what...105
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+8Learning to learn - A short guide at becoming better at what you doThe other day, I was talking to a friend (lets call him Tom) who went to college for accounting and got his <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant ">CPA</abbr>, he has now been working in the field for a few years. Though personally I never found accounting to be very...58 months 1 week ago
+8If you're desperate enoughNearly minimum wage. Godspeed, applicants. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Exotic-Cars-USA-LLC/jobs/Investment-Banking-Analyst-5419541262946a7c?q=private+equity52 months 2 weeks ago
+8Just a Reminder to Check Your PrivilegeTalking to someone reminded me of this story from a few weeks back: SJW sees me walking out of a Paul Smith's with my new kicks, and yells that I need to check my privilege, so I smiled and thanked her for reminding me how awesome my life is. So Monkeys, remember to check your privilege...16 months 5 days ago
+7NFL Playoffs 2017 ThreadUpdate 1/9: Hawks over Lions, Texans over Raiders, Packers over Giants, and Steelers over Dolphins. Who do you guys like in the upcoming match ups? This weekend starts us off on the NFL playoffs for 2017 with the four wildcard round games, and what an interesting weekend it will be. We...899 months 4 days ago
+7Point72 Accelerated RecruitingDid anyone else get the invite to do accelerated recruiting for Point72's Academy program? I got it, did the Hirevue, got the second round. Responded to HR's email about scheduling a time for the second round on Friday, but still haven't heard back? They're doing second...87
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+7Goldman's Blankfein & Trump Among the many prominent companies and CEO's Goldman Sachs has joined the ranks denouncing Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. [quote]Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s more than 34,000 employees arrived to work Monday to find a voice mail waiting. "This is Lloyd," it...878 months 1 week ago
+7Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well.84
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+7How to Stay Focused and Re-Develop a Good Memory?Hi Everyone, Starting about 3-4 months ago I noticed that I was having difficulty remembering some things at work and staying focused. For the first month or two it didn't make much of a difference because business was quite slow; however, I recently switched roles at my company and...821 month 1 week ago
+7Plight of International Students with BBsUpdate: I ended up getting two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> <abbr title="summer analyst...781 month 3 weeks ago
+7Does Growing Up Poor Make It Harder To Succeed? Janet Yellen recently provided a federal reserve study, with the ultimate findings being that income inequality creates different opportunities for people. Now this isn't exactly a big discovery, however it seems odd this study was performed. You can read the full article published on CCN...776 months 1 week ago
+7Lazard SA 2018What is the deal with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>? Why did they open their application for a week in June then close it? Does anyone have info from someone at the bank? Are they done with recruiting for...74
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+7How does one become content with a normal life if they grew up thinking they were special?My boyfriend (now ex) broke up with me recently after a year because he's moving to Africa for a job (we're both based in London and he grew up here). I knew this was coming and feel very relieved and I wish him all the best. But I can't stop thinking about something he said to...744 months 2 days ago
+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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+8GS -> YouTube -> top hedge fundImpressive or nah? [quote]Remember Jess Greenberg? The former Goldman Sachs summer analyst with a lucrative sideline working her assets on her YouTube channel with 1.2m (mostly male) subscribers? She hasn’t eschewed finance for YouTube after all: she’s just turned up at Winton Capital...7010 months 2 weeks ago
+7Best Betting StoriesWhats up Monkeys. I woke up this morning and checked to see if anyone has made a post about ridiculous betting stories, and saw no one has. Even though the days of Gutfreund and Liar's Poker at over, finance still attracts the type of personality that enjoys making big and sometimes...692 months 3 days ago
+7Trump's new stance on SyriaFor those who haven't heard: https://twitter.com/ABC/status/850061827677368320 Tillerson on Assad: "Clearly with the acts that he has taken it would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people." Quite frankly this gets me worried. It's a 180 degrees...676 months 4 days ago
+7BAML First round video interviewjust received a first round video interview from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch ">BAML</abbr></a></span> - it's an 'on demand...66
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+7Why isn't Wall Street attractive for millennials? Fellow monkeys, was reading this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/can-banks-make-wall-street-sexy-again-for-millennials">article</a> on Bloomberg which mentioned that Industry bodies are trying to push banks to offer student debt programmes and...6410 months 3 weeks ago
+7Common Hotkeys - What do you use?Monkeys, I've been trying to find online if there are any macros or hotkeys for the paste formula option. I find myself using this option all the time in my modeling and really can't find another method quicker than just right clicking and clicking paste fx. If anyone has any advice on...6411 months 4 days ago
+7Intern Horror StoriesShare the worst task you had to do as a summer intern, or most tedious work you assigned to a summer intern... Example: - Manually scanning a 300 page investment consideration deck, page by page, because graphics was too busy62
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+7Humidity is the devilI know this has been talked about ad nauseam on here, but I'm gonna put a spin on this. I live in DC which is a swamp, no pun intended, and I'm thinking of uprooting and going somewhere new. A lot of the posts on here are about <abbr title="New York...613 months 3 days ago
+8Clinton Tax Plan I thought I would write about the Clinton tax plan! Seeing as how she is probably going to be president, we should start thinking about it. So here are all the planks in the plan, which I cribbed from the Tax Foundation. My responses <em>in italics</em> are below each. 1....6110 months 2 weeks ago
+7ESPN 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...605 months 2 weeks ago
+7AMA - Top Tech / Media Corporate Development AssociateSome of you might know that i recently switched into corporate development after doing ~3 years of banking and getting promoted to associate. I'm a couple months in, but can answer any questions you may have Update 2/21/17: We recently completed a $200 million acquisition and are now...599 months 2 days ago
+7What liquor is on your shelves?I've got a handle of Titos, a handle of Dickel 12, a Balvenie Tun 1509, and a Talisker Storm. What are you stocking?59
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+72017 ER BonusesWe are nearing that fateful time of year when numbers discussions take place. There are already a couple of these out there for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...59
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+8Coffee meeting gone wrong - Can I bounce back?Hi monkeys, I met up with an MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> for coffee today and it didn't really go well....582 months 2 weeks ago
+7Kid Doesn't Make it to IB BB; Refuses to Walk at GraduationSaw this on my Facebook feed a few days ago from an international student with an extreme case of poor me syndrome. Probably the most entitled thing I've ever read. Oh, and for context, this school is a semi-target at best. All references to the school's name have been replaced with...58
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+9Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...588 months 3 weeks ago
+7What do boutiques do when there are no live deals?Hey everyone, I´ve been lurking for a while now but this is my first time posting. Sorry if this is a rookie question or has been answered before, but what do small shops do when they have no live deals? I know the senior bankers would be out looking for clients, but what about analysts and...54
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+7How many candidates are genuinely qualified out of total applicants?With 2018 <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> applications being up, I got to thinking - for a lot of investment banks, there are thousands of applicants for potentially as few as 10 spots. For people who go through these apps, what percentage of applicants...531 month 2 weeks ago
+7Most beautiful natural sight you have seen?Its holiday season now and I just thought it would be good to just share among the forum the most beautiful natural sight you have seen so far on your travels. Without a doubt, mine has to be the Great Ocean Road down in Melbourne, Australia. With the country being in the southern hemisphere...5110 months 1 week ago
+7I hate the living sh*t out of my job as a current salesman. I hate sales with a burning passion. I need out. Please help.Hi everyone. I currently work for a top tech company (think IBM/Salesforce/Oracle/CISCO) selling SaaS and high-tech enterprise software. My base salary is $60k and last year, I made around $100k before taxes with commission. I'm 26 years old, and have been working in sales for 1.5 years. My...50
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+7Tesla: a big bubble or only a bet?"There is much to admire in the Tesla story but there is one aspect of the story that I find puzzling, and if I were an equity investor, troubling. It is the way in which Tesla has chosen to, and continues to, finance itself. Over the last decade, as Tesla has grown, it has needed...501 month 2 weeks ago
+7Douchebag ClientsDo you guys ever feel like wanting to roundhouse kick your clients to the head? It's like they're illiterate and can't read simple emails you send. It's always corporates, never have this problem with the PE's. Goddamn they suck. /end rant Edit* Please do not take...489 months 3 weeks ago
+7AMA: Deloitte S&O -> F500 Corp. Strategy -> M7 -> MBB Bounced between consulting and industry pre-MBA and decided to go back for more consulting post-MBA. I recently received/accepted an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...485 months 1 hour ago
+7Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some...464 months 2 weeks ago
+7Pants for men with big butt/thighs/hipsBoys, Can you recommend some pants that fit someone with muscular thighs, wide hips, a big ass, and small calves/ankles? I played hockey and golf growing up and everyone always told me I had the stereotypical hockey/golf butt. I didn't understand what that meant until a few years ago...46
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+7What was your experience like after graduation?Just curious... For you older monkeys out there, what were your experiences like after graduation? There's so many routes beyond the conventional "find a job". What I heard from some people networking: * Take time off to pursue an <abbr title="Masters in...469 months 2 weeks ago
+8Columbia B-School NEW Masters program- Opinions? Is it worth it?Hi guys, So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol. A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear...442 months 3 weeks ago
+20I worked on the Amazon / Whole Foods acquisition — AMA!Hi WSO! Since the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>/Whole Foods acquisition seems to be the "hot topic of the day", I figured I'd help pay back the community for all the...43
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+7Strange roommate experiencesHey, I wanted to share a story about one of my **cu**(rre)**nt** roommates - don't know if this is quite common or if any of you have had bad luck with roommates too. Feel free to share your stories. Anyways. So I'm half-way through my Private Equity <span...402 months 1 week ago
+12Do Not Go To Law SchoolDo not go to law school. I know that this is a Finance board but I suspect that some people on here have an itch for this. Trust me. You do not want to do it to yourself. Listen. All law schools will tell you what you would like to hear. Listen to your own inner voice. There is literally...404 months 3 weeks ago
+11As an M&A Investment Banker, What Value Do You Actually Add?There it is. The age-old question that continuously pops up, especially when it comes time to sign an engagement letter. I know what our seniors say, but am more curious to hear what you think the value is that <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> bankers...392 months 1 week ago
+7Worst startup ideas that received fundinghttps://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?anchorTopic=71074&keywords=Europe%27s%20best%20startups%20on%20display&origin=NEWS_MODULE_FROM_DESKTOP_HOME Not saying any of the above startups are bad ideas, but looking through there, it made me think of some startups that I've...381 month 1 week ago
+7Treated like Garbage in an InterviewI was wondering if anyone else has had an experience where you were treated like garbage in an interview or job search. A while back I had an interview, and the first thing the employer told me, right off the bat was, "We're not going to hire you." I thought to myself, ok......37
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+7Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wage<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-minimum-wage-announcement-1.4137339">To be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner.</a> Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so...354 months 1 week ago
+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...349 months 1 week ago