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+220IB 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...692 months 4 days ago
+2308 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?Hi everyone. I go to a top feeder elementary school and hoping to get into <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> or hopefully <abbr title="megafund ">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> down the line. I'm...578 hours 48 min ago
+201What 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...483 weeks 22 hours ago
+1935 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...831 week 3 days ago
+176Investment 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...662 days 5 hours ago
+169Never, 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...892 months 3 weeks ago
+143Dumbest 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...2061 week 1 day ago
+1182018 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 /...14095 days 22 hours ago
+125Life 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...3203 weeks 2 days ago
+112My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> offers (from <abbr title="megafunds ">MFs</abbr> and top <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> firms), both elated and relieved to be done...1161 week 4 days ago
+113How 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...1482 months 2 weeks ago
+106Want 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...815 months 1 week 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...512 months 13 hours ago
+9215 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...299 months 4 weeks ago
+88The 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...462 months 5 days ago
+85LinkedIn 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....1463 months 3 weeks ago
+110If 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...1836 months 1 week ago
+79Overview 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...701 month 2 weeks ago
+77To 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 –...733 months 2 weeks ago
+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...172 months 4 weeks ago
+682018 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:...9151 day 5 hours ago
+77Keep 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...812 months 3 weeks ago
+75Investment 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...1183 days 17 hours ago
+70How 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...716 days 7 hours ago
+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...497 months 4 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...2110 months 2 weeks ago
+64Non-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...391 week 6 days ago
+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...593 months 1 week ago
+62Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst<h3>Wrapping up My Stint at an Elite Boutique Investment Bank</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...123 days 2 hours ago
+61Learn 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...893 months 2 weeks ago
+58Week 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...834 months 4 days 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...8110 months 3 weeks 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...479 months 1 week ago
+59Investment 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...271 month 3 hours ago
+55From 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...1248 months 5 hours ago
+56How 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...2310 months 2 weeks ago
+49J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst<h3>Help! <abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> Morgan Investment Banking Video Interview Questions?</h3> I just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would...71010 hours 40 min ago
+57Who else is shorting Morgan Stanley?**3 reasons why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> is headed to zero** 1. Their CEO, James Gorman looks like a fucking muppet. He isn't even bald! 2. In 2008, the last time they were...432 weeks 2 hours ago
+55Business 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...402 months 1 day ago
+55My 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...511 week 1 day 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/421 month 4 weeks ago
+70Shut. 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...13210 months 1 week ago
+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 4 months ago
+59From 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...1015 months 2 weeks 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...876 months 1 week ago
+56Key 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...523 weeks 5 days ago
+54Best 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...384 months 3 days ago
+40Ask 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...12854 hours 16 min 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...5110 months 3 weeks ago
+56How 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"...334 months 1 week ago
+53Sales & 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...1091 month 2 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...4710 months 1 week 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...383 months 1 week ago
+53Best 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,...322 months 3 weeks ago
+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...231 month 2 weeks ago
+48Investment 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...1791 month 4 weeks ago
+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"...8581 year 3 days ago
+48A 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...392 months 3 weeks ago
+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/ -...2015 months 3 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...3910 months 3 weeks 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...6554 months 5 days 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...4210 months 3 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...3410 months 3 weeks 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...3511 months 10 hours 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...236 months 2 weeks ago
+392018 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...4921 day 18 min ago
+43List 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...361 month 3 days ago
+43Are 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...2910 months 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....7383 months 1 week 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...265 months 3 weeks 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...126 months 1 week ago
+38London 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...39511 min 47 sec 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...849 months 3 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...634 months 16 hours 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...624 months 1 week ago
+40A 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 month ago
+40Guide: 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...1067 months 4 weeks 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...1935 months 2 weeks 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...811 week 3 days ago
+39A 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...352 weeks 3 days ago
+38A 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....1086 months 6 days 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...1710 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...387 months 2 weeks 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...3010 months 2 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...2610 months 3 weeks ago
+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...135 months 1 week 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...755 months 1 week ago
+37Pre-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...371 month 1 week ago
+41Friendzoned by Your JobI’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common. One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no...304 days 11 hours 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...191 year 14 hours 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...1759 months 6 days 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 2 months 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...2213 months 3 days 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...8710 months 2 weeks ago
+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...179 months 1 week 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...1143 months 3 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...963 months 1 week ago
+31JP 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...3913 weeks 3 days 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. 604 months 3 days ago
+32AMA: 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...1332 months 1 week 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...268 months 4 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...2110 months 3 weeks 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...164 months 6 days ago
+32How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingContent removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content...423 months 3 weeks ago
+32My 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...2110 months 3 weeks ago
+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...1910 months 3 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...11110 months 2 weeks ago
+31How 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...682 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...533 months 4 weeks ago
+282018 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:...4313 days 9 hours 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...157 months 2 weeks ago
+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...601 month 3 weeks ago
+31Week 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...286 months 1 day 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...2039 months 3 weeks 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...3791 month 2 days 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...739 months 3 weeks ago
+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...619 months 3 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...1595 months 5 days ago
+30What 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 <abbr title="Wall Street...3567 months 6 days ago
+30Off 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...3310 months 1 week 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...337 months 1 week 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...297 months 2 weeks ago
+33Woodford + 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...2510 months 4 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...3062 months 2 weeks 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...552 months 3 weeks ago
+36Recently received an offer from Goldman Sachs I recently accepted an offer from Goldman. I got 6 rejection letters from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> banks. Finally, on my last <span...424 weeks 1 day 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...1309 months 1 week 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...262 months 3 weeks ago
+28Metaperception 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...202 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...1911 months 12 hours ago
+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....914 months 1 week 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>2842 weeks 12 hours ago
+25Goldman 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...2731 day 4 hours 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...6810 months 2 weeks 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...558 months 1 week 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...405 months 1 week 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...321 month 1 week ago
+26Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom BreaksWhen you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call – on your office line. For the majority of analysts on Wall Street, working at an investment bank is your first time in a professional...1302 weeks 4 days ago
+27The 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...209 months 2 days ago
+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?4174 days 19 hours ago
+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)....2651 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...864 months 1 week ago
+22*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...2851 day 15 hours 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...741 year 2 weeks ago
+24Quit 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...518 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...259 months 3 weeks 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...2925 months 1 week ago
+21Abraaj 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...2678 hours 36 min 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...632 months 3 days 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...1432 months 2 weeks ago
+24What'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...1222 days 18 hours 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...216 months 1 day 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...903 months 16 hours 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...1551 week 5 days ago
+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...442 months 2 weeks ago
+22Overview 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 -...441 month 2 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...2417 months 2 weeks 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...353 months 2 weeks ago
+24Blackstone / PJT Exit OppsA friend forwarded me this list of analysts / associates destination of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> and PJT Partners (onwards) classes in New York and London. More info...291 week 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...192 months 1 week 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...1310 months 1 week ago
+21MSF 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...18216 hours 52 min 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...711 month 3 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...304 months 2 weeks 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...253 months 4 weeks ago
+21Everything I wish I knew in BankingIt's a slow Friday, so figured I'd take a walk down memory lane... feel free to add things I miss. <h3>1. Your reputation.</h3> You are building your reputation on day 1, and the first 3 - 6 months will define your reputation for the next 2 years. <h3>2....216 days 14 hours ago
+21UK 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...151 month 5 days 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...158 months 3 weeks ago
+20 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...581 week 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...2392 months 4 days 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...311 week 23 hours ago
+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...1313 months 3 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...1272 weeks 6 days ago
+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...2711 months 4 weeks 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...243 months 1 week 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 10 months ago
+20Work/Life Balance: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 1)I'm probably one of the few people on here that has done both <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...151 min 34 sec ago
+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...612 months 4 days 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...963 months 8 hours 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...911 month 3 days ago
+20Is Social Class Still an Issue in Investment Banking? For years, the investment banking sector has prided itself on the idea that it is fiercely meritocratic. Those who work hard succeed, and those who don't get chucked out fast if they don't make the grade. Recent research, however, has shown that the industry is dominated by people...653 hours 6 min ago
+20Trader Documentary - Paul Tudor Jones (Must See)Below is a link to the Paul Tudor Jones documentary video that shows him predicting the 1987 Crash (he tripled his money during it). This is a must see for any trader and shows the legendary trader in action before he became a billionaire. Although the video was shown on public television in...601 month 2 days ago
+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...511 month 3 weeks ago
+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...365 months 1 day 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...331 week 1 day ago
+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,...2832 months 3 weeks ago
+17What 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...2704 weeks 5 hours 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...1525 days 10 hours 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? 1355 months 3 weeks 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...4283 months 3 weeks 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...183 months 18 hours 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...124 months 1 week 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.862 months 1 week ago
+162018 IB Summer Analyst Recruiting Timeline - Hong Kong/SingaporeI know there's an informative megathread discussing US-focused <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> recruiting for 2018, and I'd like to start a new one for those specifically interested...1668 hours 54 min 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...1616 months 1 week 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...605 months 1 week 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...578 months 1 week 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?443 months 12 hours ago
+173 Key Tips for Getting an ER InterviewBack when I was applying for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity research ">ER</abbr></a></span> associate positions, I was really struggling. Only a handful of...421 week 4 days ago
+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?...346 months 3 weeks 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...276 months 2 weeks ago
+17Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...254 weeks 17 hours 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...206 months 3 days 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...41 month 4 weeks ago
+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...1867 months 3 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...8211 months 2 weeks ago
+16Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada**EDIT**: Changed rankings to place Ivey in 1st place instead of UBC Sauder PMF as people I've talked to think it's unfair to compare the top 7 kids at Sauder to entire schools. And, to be fair, the top 7 kids at Ivey/QC place comparably to Sauder PMF kids and Sauder as an entire...623 months 1 week 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...1624 weeks 1 day ago
+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...605 months 1 week 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...552 months 16 hours ago
+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...5210 months 17 hours 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...481 month 3 weeks ago
+24A 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...471 month 1 week ago
+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? 1393 months 1 week ago
+34Do 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...2322 weeks 5 days ago
+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...173 months 3 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...1103 weeks 14 hours ago
+16Advice 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...105 months 2 weeks 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...2083 months 2 weeks ago
+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...411 month 2 weeks ago
+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...377 months 6 days ago
+15Day 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,...379 months 2 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...322 months 1 week 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...1234 months 2 weeks 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...164 months 1 week 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...136 months 5 days 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...83 months 3 weeks 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...1002 months 1 week ago
+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...1864 months 1 week 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...858 months 3 weeks 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...1826 months 2 weeks 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...817 months 3 weeks 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...807 months 2 weeks 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...1792 months 1 day ago
+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...785 months 3 weeks ago
+16Steve Bannon is nuts and wrong..So this speech by Bannon has made me realize that the guy really is nuts. He really believes that he's been anointed by God. He also has this strange theory of history that's fundamentally Hegelian. He says that we're in the "fourth epoch," where the first three, in...782 weeks 6 days 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...742 months 1 day ago
+14AMA: Corporate Banking Associate This site has been incredibly helpful to me over the years so I thought I'd do one of these as an attempt to give back. I'm currently a Corp Banking Associate for top 10 US commercial bank (e.g. US Bank, <span class='keyword_link'><a...491 week 6 days ago
+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...4810 months 6 days 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....398 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...3410 months 2 weeks 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...332 months 3 weeks ago
+132018 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...1302 days 7 hours 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,...272 months 2 weeks 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,...2611 months 3 days 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...233 months 2 weeks 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...1204 months 1 week ago
+14Get Your Resume Scored by WSO...for only $5 So <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> is in about year ~8 of reviewing over 1,000+ resumes. While we have an amazing team, it still shocks me how bad 90% of the resumes are that come in for reviews. We will occasionally refund clients that have a resume that hits...203 weeks 6 days 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:...1199 months 3 weeks ago
+15I 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...153 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...1111 months 3 weeks ago
+17The 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...812 months 3 weeks ago
+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...816 months 2 weeks ago
+122018 FT/Off-cycle London Recruiting Timeline Megathread***UPDATED AS OF 21/11/2017*** Title says it all - the 2018 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> mainly covers the US schools so I thought I'd start one for London ones. BBs: Goldman: Open...1664 hours 22 min 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...5411 months 4 days 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...1466 months 2 weeks ago
+13The American Psycho Haircut The slickback is without a doubt the most iconic Wall Street haircut ever worn. Patrick Bateman was the first to unleash it on an unsuspecting world, and Jordan Belfort brought it to a new generation of aspiring bankers and financiers. This isn’t the generic businessman combover, or even a...462 weeks 1 day 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...446 months 3 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...336 months 3 days 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...301 month 2 weeks ago
+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...297 months 1 week ago
+16IBP 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...211 month 3 days 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...1191 month 4 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. ...164 months 3 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...168 months 6 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...143 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...1110 months 3 weeks 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...96 months 2 days 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...29411 months 2 weeks 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...932 months 1 week 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...911 month 2 weeks 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...841 month 5 days 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...841 month 4 days 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...1833 months 2 weeks ago
+16Political correctness in Finance At the private school that I attend, and at most colleges and universities in America, political correctness rules. Students on college campuses have developed an almost Orwellian newspeak and become fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and constantly afraid of being labeled with the slew...835 days 16 hours 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...1707 months 1 week 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...692 months 2 days ago
+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...627 months 4 days ago
+13Trump = 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...599 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...342 months 3 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...229 months 2 weeks ago
+122017 Hedge Fund Report: 8 Key Takeaways<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/wso-article-title_2.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/hedge-fund-industry-report">2017 Hedge Fund Industry Report</a> compiled...111 day 14 hours ago
+11Strangest 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...1023 months 2 weeks ago
+12Finance Interview Questions and Answers | Wall Street Oasis<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/wso-article-title_1.png" alt="" /></center> <br> You’re just starting the finance recruiting season. You’re an undergrad that needs to ace his or her finance job interview. Or you’re a...11 week 1 day 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...961 month 1 week ago
+10Summer 2018 Citigroup Summer Sophomore Leadership Program Hey guys, I just got an e-mail from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span> replying to my submitted application for the Sophomore Summer Leadership Program. It is just asking "to preference your business line...19512 hours 41 min 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,...928 months 1 week 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"...1906 months 1 week 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?863 months 3 weeks 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...854 months 4 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...833 months 2 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...777 months 2 weeks 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...753 months 2 weeks 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,...6911 months 1 week 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...606 months 5 days ago
+13What 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 57121571 week 1 day 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...543 months 3 days ago
+11AMA: Consultant at Accenture StrategyHi everyone, After speaking with a couple students currently recruiting, I realized that a lot of students could use more information about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>...503 weeks 6 days 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...494 months 3 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...1486 months 1 week ago
+11MM 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!471 month 1 week 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...445 months 3 days ago
+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...444 months 2 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...1421 month 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...397 months 4 days 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...1374 months 2 weeks ago
+11AMA: Hedge Fund Allocator at a $2B+ E&FHi there, After lurking for sometime, I figured I'd jump in with an AMA: Anything you want to ask an E&F allocator? Willing to offer candid thoughts on any and all questions, from the do’s and don’ts of getting funded to what life/comp is like on this side of the table. I...3518 hours 18 min ago
+12Note 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...343 months 3 weeks 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....339 months 1 day 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 =...319 months 4 days 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...1274 months 1 week 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...9143 months 3 weeks ago
+11Top 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...121 month 6 days 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...112 months 1 day ago
+11Hedge 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....81 month 1 week ago
+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*...1087 months 3 weeks 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...411 months 6 days ago
+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...985 months 2 weeks ago
+10Facepalm 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...963 weeks 3 days ago
+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...17510 months 1 week ago
+10J.P. Morgan HireVue Interview Questions: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at J.P. Morgan. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> and I still have some questions. 1. Are you allowed multiple tries? It seems...753 weeks 4 days 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...726 months 1 week 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:...6911 months 1 week ago
+12How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... [redacted by mod] 663 months 1 day ago
+9Universal 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...16410 months 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...6111 months 2 weeks 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...601 month 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. 1542 months 2 weeks 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...519 months 2 weeks 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?513 months 3 weeks 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...4810 months 2 weeks ago
+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...472 weeks 1 day 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? ...471 month 2 weeks 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...452 months 2 weeks 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....363 months 3 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...345 months 4 days ago
+16Why 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...1321 month 1 week 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...294 months 2 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...261 month 2 weeks ago
+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...1209 months 4 days 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 =...1411 months 1 week ago
+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...125 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...95 months 1 week ago
+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,...86 days 9 hours 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...1062 months 4 days ago
+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...1058 months 2 weeks 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.1048 months 3 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...1999 months 3 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...991 week 4 hours ago
+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...942 months 3 weeks ago
+9Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...832 weeks 2 days 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....724 months 1 week 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...5910 months 15 hours 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> ...464 months 3 weeks ago
+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?...466 days 18 hours 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...454 months 5 days ago
+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"...431 month 1 week ago
+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...431 week 20 hours ago
+10How much do you spend when you go out?How often do you go out and how much do you end up spending on a night out? I wanted to compare my spending with others. I go out once a week (Friday) and typically spend $120 ~ $200 (greasing the bouncer, taxi, drinks) depending on how generous I am feeling to my friends (most of the time,...425 days 5 hours ago
+9AMA: 2nd Year REPE Associate Wanted to do this since I have recently seen a trend of more <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> posts in general, and quite a few about REPE specifically. Brief background: -Not really sure if there's such a thing as a 'target' tranche for...414 hours 29 min ago
+9Not even close: NYC is the #1 city for single men It is indeed a truism of life that we don't appreciate what we have until we no longer have it. This is true for loved ones who pass away, and it also holds true for cities we used to live in. Many <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> posters live in...404 weeks 1 day 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...392 months 2 weeks 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...382 months 1 week 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...353 weeks 3 days ago
+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....311 month 3 weeks ago
+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...1316 months 2 weeks ago
+9Not sure if Investment Banking is for me anymoreFor the past ~2 years I have been working on positioning myself to break in, only to find that working 0800-0200 every day is just not for me. I used to have hobbies, interests and a life outside of work, and am just feeling absolutely depressed doing these hours for 4 weeks straight now (in an...301 week 1 day ago
+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...272 months 3 weeks ago
+15How 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...262 months 1 day ago
+8How can WSO Get Better?Dearest Fellow Primates, It's been a while since I reached out and asked for advice, so I thought I would take the time now to explain what we've done recently, what we're working on and see how we could make the site better for YOU. ### Design So we just changed this to a...1251 day 7 hours 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...251 month 2 weeks ago
+9AMA > 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...241 month 4 weeks 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...2210 months 2 days 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...217 months 1 week 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...1911 months 3 weeks 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...187 months 4 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...176 months 1 week 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...122 months 1 week 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. 1122 months 2 days ago
+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...1126 months 2 days ago
+9"Fewer Asians Need Apply"Hi All, I've read several forums, discussions, and arguments on WSO on getting into the target schools, what it takes to get in, affirmative action, diversity, equity et al, but here's an in-depth look at the admissions process and how American Asians are suppressed because they...1121 week 3 hours 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...109 months 4 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....1102 months 4 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...10710 months 2 weeks 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...54 months 3 weeks ago
+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?1052 weeks 6 days 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,...1032 months 1 week 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...1025 months 1 week 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!974 months 1 week ago
+8Amazon HQ2 LocationAlright folks, let's have everyone's best guess (or inside knowledge) of what city the new <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> HQ2 will be located. I am going with Denver and...973 weeks 5 days 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...961 day 14 hours 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...945 months 1 day ago
+9 . Update : I have called/emailed them and let them know about it. After much thought it just seems like the right thing to do. I've started recruiting again and won't make the same mistake twice. Thanks for all of the interest and sorry to all those who may have been affected.931 week 3 days 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.933 months 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...903 days 22 hours ago
+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...8711 months 4 days 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?863 months 1 week ago
+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...856 months 1 week 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...857 months 4 days ago
+8Millionaire by 30Hey there wolves. I recently set a goal for myself to be have a million dollars sitting in my savings account before mid-age crisis blows me across the face like a metal baseball bat. If there's any of you young bucks out there on the street with a similar goal. Matter of fact, if...8510 hours 6 min 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...842 months 6 days ago
+9WSJ: 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...811 week 4 days 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:...782 months 2 weeks 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"...771 month 2 weeks ago
+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? 773 months 1 week 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,...753 months 5 days ago
+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...712 months 3 weeks 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...702 months 4 weeks ago
+8Intern 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 busy661 month 1 week ago
+8BAML 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...651 month 2 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...1656 months 1 week 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...6511 months 3 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...626 months 1 week 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...623 months 3 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...592 months 2 weeks 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"...5311 months 3 weeks 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. 539 months 2 weeks 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...5310 months 1 day 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...529 months 1 week 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,...477 months 1 week 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...457 months 3 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...423 months 2 weeks ago
+8Which firms have the best/worst compensation for summer analysts?As many of you have already received or accepted offers, I was wondering which are the best/worst paying (hourly and signing bonus) firms on the street. 411 month 2 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...1415 months 3 weeks ago
+8Treated 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......4013 hours 28 sec 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,...383 months 2 weeks 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...3511 months 1 week 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...322 weeks 5 days ago
+7Hypo: 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:...1312 weeks 13 hours ago
+8Securitization - The hidden gem of IB?Hey guys, Just wanted to share my personal experience as an intern within Securitization for a few months. Headed into the internship not really knowing anything about it, but left holding the group in high regards. For those of you who don't know, securitization is where...292 weeks 3 days 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...2810 months 4 days ago
+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...268 months 2 weeks 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...241 month 2 weeks ago
+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...226 months 2 weeks ago
+82 successful years at the firm, 2 years of 0 bonus and minimal pay riseI work at a small debt/corp fin boutique, been here c2 years. We've had quite a good year, closed several transactions (where I was instrumental to the execution process, 2 deals I largely ran on my own) that brought in a decent amount of fees. We've got a solid pipeline that...181 week 6 days 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...175 months 2 days 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? 1153 months 1 week 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...1158 months 3 weeks 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...156 months 5 days ago
+7Do any bankers play any video games? If so which ones?Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc1142 days 17 hours 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...124 months 1 week 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).115 months 6 days 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...1118 months 2 weeks ago
+11Dentist Visits Are a Waste of Time!Let me preface by saying I was born with a full set of perfect teeth and so the whole dentist thing has always seemed unnecessary to me, the kind of medical care that people get basically just to demonstrate that they have money, like how New York Jews all go to therapy. A little more...102 weeks 2 days ago
+7Trump Vs. Affirmative ActionThe New York Times has obtained a document that indicates that the Trump administration will be reallocating resources to the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Why does this matter? The document also states that these resources will help to **begin a process of investigating and...1073 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?...75 months 3 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...74 months 1 week 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...65 months 2 weeks ago
+8How 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...51 year 1 day 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...1053 months 6 days ago
+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...59 months 3 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...55 months 3 weeks 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+equity54 months 1 day 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...17 months 2 weeks ago
+102017 Investment Banking Report: 8 Key Trends to Know<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/wso-article-title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> Wall Street Oasis (WSO) released a detailed <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017...12 weeks 1 day 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...8910 months 2 weeks 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...872 months 1 day ago
+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...879 months 2 weeks ago
+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...822 months 3 weeks ago
+7Today'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...813 months 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...783 months 6 days 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...777 months 2 weeks ago
+7Cannabis should be legal?In [this](http://thehill.com/homenews/345028-poll-finds-support-for-marijuana-legalization) recent poll, only 14% of Americans thought MARIJUANA should be ILLEGAL. What do you all think about CANNABIS? Will it ever become legal in ALL FIFTY STATES?763 months 2 weeks 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...741 month 3 weeks ago
+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...745 months 1 week ago
+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...7011 months 4 weeks ago
+11AMA: Joined a top Hedge Fund out of undergradHey guys, Just made a new account - been primarily a lurker on these forums on my other account. <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> has been super useful to me, so I wanted to give back. There is a growing trend of buy-side jobs recruiting straight from...702 weeks 4 days 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...693 months 1 week 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...677 months 2 weeks ago
+7Forbes 30 Under 30 2018Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2018 today. 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 29...6217 hours 5 min ago
+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...614 months 2 weeks ago
+7J.P. Morgan Hong KongI recently received an interview invitation from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JPM</abbr></a></span>. (She didn't tell me which office; I assumed it is <abbr...603 weeks 6 days 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...606 months 4 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...5910 months 1 week 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?592 months 1 week ago
+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...592 months 5 days ago
+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....584 months 1 day 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...585 months 3 weeks ago
+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...5810 months 5 days ago
+7How did becoming wealthier affect your social life outside of dating?I know some guys in here lucked out in the sense that they grew up in nicer areas but for those of us who weren't raised in private schools or upper middle class type of places, are more "new money", and started getting wealthier after college as our 20s progressed I would like to...554 months 1 week 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...541 month 4 weeks ago
+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...533 months 1 day ago
+7The hardest Investment Banking interview you've ever donePersonally, as a student without much <abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD</abbr> experience I only have this one to share regarding an an off cycle interview for a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> boutique. They...522 weeks 4 days 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...5111 months 2 weeks 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...503 months 1 week ago
+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...502 months 4 weeks 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...491 month 6 days ago
+7Is work-life balance overrated?I've been thinking a lot about this lately. Work-life balance is something that I used to care a lot about but now am questioning that. Quick context. I currently work in finance for a mega tech firm out in the west coast. My work-life balance is fantastic: 45 hour workweeks, no work...491 week 1 day 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...4811 months 4 days 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...486 months 1 week 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...463 months 3 days ago
+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...4611 months 2 hours 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...444 months 1 week 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...431 month 2 weeks ago
+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...403 months 2 weeks 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...406 months 1 week 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...393 months 2 weeks ago
+7AMA: 1st Year Private Equity Analyst at a MF (KKR, BX, TPG, SLP, WP)Hey everyone - this forum has served me greatly over the past couple of years and so I thought I'd give back to the community. Given the lack of info on <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> Analyst programs on <abbr title="Wall Street...382 days 5 hours 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...382 months 2 weeks ago
+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...355 months 2 weeks ago