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+182IB 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...56
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+173What 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...453 weeks 15 hours ago
+1695 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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when...765 months 3 weeks ago
+151Never, 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...874 months 3 weeks ago
+137How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...913 months 1 week ago
+135Investment Banks as the Houses of WesterosIn honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the WSO community. If the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> were the Houses of Westeros,...60
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+117Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe WSO my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1241 year 2 weeks ago
+116Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview.This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span>. We're unsure if there...7210 months 1 week ago
+115Some Observations from an MDSo I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all...1301 month 3 weeks ago
+109How to make VP in Private EquityA few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues – and to PE and <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interviews</a>. I found...832 months 1 day ago
+108From Homeless to Front OfficeAbout a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice</a>). I wish I could say...1471 month 3 weeks ago
+102How 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...1452 months 3 weeks ago
+92Want 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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my background...81
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+8815 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...295 months 2 days ago
+84The 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...441 month 2 weeks ago
+77LinkedIn is Getting Bad AgainViewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes WSO 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. Seriously. Dude hit me up, informs me about another opp, I ask a...142
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+104If 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...183
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+74To 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 –...71
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+72Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, 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 WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are...65
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+72Keep 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...804 months 1 week ago
+65To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/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...215 months 3 weeks ago
+65Stay 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...493 months 3 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...815 months 4 weeks ago
+57How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...235 months 2 weeks ago
+57Investment 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 WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in investment banking.</h4> For those of you looking to...1041 month 4 days ago
+58Learn 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...883 months 4 weeks ago
+56Week 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...82
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+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...483 months 3 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...1325 months 1 week ago
+55Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst<em>See the latest update below! </em> <h3>Background:</h3> For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out...102 months 3 weeks ago
+55Don'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...515 months 3 weeks ago
+522017 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/384 months 2 weeks ago
+52Re: 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...11211 months 2 weeks ago
+57From 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...1023 weeks 3 days ago
+52Week 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 AM a bit further into my internship than these reports come out and things have gotten...871 month 1 week ago
+50Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to use...475 months 1 week ago
+51Non-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...363 months 1 week ago
+49From 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...1243 months 4 days ago
+472018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageEARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a...261
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+50Best 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 WSO 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 didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a...363 months 1 week 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...8587 months 1 week ago
+54WSO, It Is Time To TalkWSO, it is time to talk. The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a shocking revelation that you don’t like working 100 hours a...1399 months 1 week ago
+52How 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"...293 months 3 weeks ago
+48A 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...395 months 4 weeks ago
+54Mental 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/ -...2011 month 2 hours 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...6532 months 1 week 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...345 months 3 weeks ago
+44Advice 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...425 months 4 weeks ago
+44How 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...231 month 2 weeks ago
+43Investment 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...172
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+43Business 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...36
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+45Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving 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 SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...515 months 6 days ago
+31Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...1144
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+42Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on WSO. 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 given I’m starting to get a little older myself (I just turned...295 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...26
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+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...121 month 1 week 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...845 months 1 day ago
+342017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page. APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a...737
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+41Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm?</h3> There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don't want you to think...356 months 4 days 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">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...193
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+39A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...288 months 4 weeks ago
+49FTB'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...175 months 4 weeks ago
+38An 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...59
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+38Guide: 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...106
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+37Summer 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...77
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+38Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...382 months 3 weeks ago
+43Follow 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...266 months 11 hours ago
+36A 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....1081 month 1 week ago
+36How 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...591 month 3 weeks ago
+36Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is unique in that you are beginning to get out...207 months 1 week ago
+35Saving 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 PE...59
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+35Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey WSO, 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 Consulting, as many previous posts have been for me. To...305 months 2 weeks ago
+37Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...2810 months 2 days ago
+35List 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...26
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+36The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with WSO. 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 of 400 kids in a rural part of fly-over country. At the same...174 months 1 week ago
+39From 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...13
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+37My 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...1754 months 1 week ago
+37What 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...875 months 3 weeks ago
+33Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I FollowI short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: <ol> <li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4> These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...264 months 2 days ago
+34The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the PE 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 PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly...216 months 1 day ago
+33How 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...1115 months 3 weeks ago
+32Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMATL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, MF <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">PE interviews</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...102
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+37Went 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. 581 month 1 day ago
+33My 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...325 months 1 day ago
+33My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...215 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...196 months 17 hours ago
+32I 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...16
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+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...152 months 3 weeks ago
+31"Alternative Facts"Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...2043 months 3 weeks ago
+30How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...671 month 1 week ago
+29I'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...159
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+29AMA: 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 WSO activity and figured I needed more work to...1332 months 1 day ago
+34Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...256 months 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...734 months 4 weeks ago
+38Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 AM 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...608 months 2 weeks ago
+31Every Second Counts**Disclaimer**: *This is not a stupid self help post, just something I thought people should know. I am quite shit at helping others personally in general so don't expect much or in fact anything.* <h3>What I have to say</h3> It goes like this, I have changed jobs recently...332 months 2 weeks ago
+28More 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...615 months 1 day 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...546 months 2 days ago
+28How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingAfter my <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-resigned-from-rothschild-to-start-a-company">original post</a> describing why I decided to resign from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild"...42
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+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 M&A for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank, first in a...1304 months 1 week ago
+29Week 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...281 month 5 days ago
+29What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some time this week going through the more popular posts on WSO, and a good chunk of them revolve around...3212 months 1 week 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...196 months 4 days ago
+25JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's AM Winning Women events this October in NYC and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #40 for the past year </em>3056 months 2 days 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>2836 months 1 week 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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e...685 months 2 weeks ago
+27AMA - 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...292 months 3 weeks ago
+33Here 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...553 months 2 weeks ago
+27Off 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...335 months 2 weeks ago
+25MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...323
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+23How 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...292
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+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...747 months 4 weeks ago
+22Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell how I...2683 months 5 days ago
+26Week 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...40
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+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...254 months 3 weeks ago
+33PED GPAs Should Get an AsteriskI was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...101
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+23Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...787 months 1 week ago
+24A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top MM PE firm. As several other users can attest to, the PE recruiting process can be an absolute grind. After having had some time to reflect on the entire process, I thought I'd share my experience in the hope that it...381 month 2 weeks ago
+23How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work? If you’re on WSO reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>. A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much time for grocery shopping, prepping, cooking, and bringing a...267 months 1 week ago
+26A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on WSO 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 class='keyword_link'><a...211 month 5 days ago
+23The 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">WSO IB interview materials</a> I used in the past. Seeing these old...204 months 6 days ago
+202017 APAC IBD Summer Analyst Interview UpdateDoes anyone know if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...3085 months 1 week ago
+22Ask a VP in Equity Research anythingI haven't seen one of these in a while, so I figured I would start one. I am a Vice President in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>, with coverage...10611 months 2 weeks ago
+42Classic Diversity RantHere we go again, boys. Diversity rant. Notice what I did there? I said "boys" because I'm sexist, right? Wrong. Am I sexist? Fuck yeah, if paying for everything and thinking (knowing) that men are better drivers is sexist. But no, I'm actually just speaking to my intended...848 months 2 weeks ago
+22Quit 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...513 months 3 weeks ago
+21AMA - 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...1362 months 1 day ago
+23Allen & Co. - An In-Depth ReviewIn browsing this forum, I’ve come across some misinformation (or none at all) about Allen & Company. The firm has historically been shrouded in secrecy…until today. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this super-secretive firm. All information was gathered through online resources and...345 months 2 days 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...135 months 2 weeks ago
+22How To Quit Your Job (And Still Win)You’re going to quit at least one job in your life, probably several. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic? Virtually none of those 2.8 million people know how to quit their job <i>and still...118 months 2 weeks ago
+172017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does FT IB Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other methods. Thanks guys!5057 months 5 days ago
+23INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...926 months 3 days ago
+22Minimalism and Wall StreetThis is going to sound pretty odd to some of you, but it's one of those macro trends that have been on my radar since roughly before the crisis started in 2008. I'm talking about the current trend toward minimalism in general and its many offshoots in particular, what long term impact...628 months 2 days ago
+25America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p> <p>I voted Dole in...587 months 2 weeks ago
+22My 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...433 months 5 days ago
+21Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE M&A</h3> <h4>1 - CLIENT PITCH:</h4>Meet with the Client and pitch your firm along...43
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+19Prestigious 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...2412 months 2 weeks ago
+21Take 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...312 months 1 week ago
+18The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for CRE is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?330
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+27A 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 WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines...27
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+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...153 months 4 weeks ago
+20This 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....64
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+22So I heard You Want to Start Trading?Let me start off by clarifying. By <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold down...61
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+20Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...277 months 3 days 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 5 months 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...67 months 1 week ago
+23To All the Hillary Supporters that are allowing themselves to be spoon Fed by Main Stream Mediahttp://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990 Please read. I'm not a huge fan of Trump but IMO he's a better option than Hilary. Shit is so rigged... And Trump isn't like all the other puppets.1967 months 4 weeks ago
+21What I Look For When Hiring Junior TradersI’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having hired and trained a few throughout my career, I feel fairly...516 months 1 week ago
+19Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO 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 two posts. We’ll see how it...36
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+20"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?...341 month 3 weeks ago
+21Makena Capital For all interested in Investment Analyst internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... <h3>Interview Process:</h3> In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, why <span...309 months 1 week ago
+18Finished 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 HBS. A week ago I finished my last final exam of my RC year (1st year) at Harvard Business...130
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+19Most 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...25
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+21Avoid a Classic Mistake: Don’t Be a ‘Try Hard’I’ve written before about how your relationships at work are <em><u>everything</u></em>. If your bosses like you, you get better assignments, more favorable reviews, honestly you even get paid more and promoted over co-workers that probably deserve it more than you...239 months 1 week ago
+19Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs (Learning About/Staying Up-to-Date on the Tech Industry)Now that I’m in the real world (and working in tech banking), I hear from a lot of students claiming they’re interested in working in/around technology, and asking for advice on how to learn more about the industry and keep up with trends. In order to save myself some time and not be forced...239 months 2 days ago
+18Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing <span class='keyword_link'><a...81
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+19The Definitive Top 10 Alcoholic BeveragesLet's talk booze. You all knew the time would come that the discussion would branch out from my tried and true (WoodfordandCreatine™) and get more adventurous. There's no rules when it comes to alcohol, except obviously don't be a pussy. Try everything once. Also, girl drinks...667 months 2 weeks ago
+19USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...587 months 1 week ago
+28Accidentally Punched MD in the FaceIt's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...5211 months 2 weeks ago
+19Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart...397 months 2 weeks ago
+18WSO'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...303 months 1 week ago
+18To All Freshman and SophomoresSo I have been asked twice in the past week by ambitious young monkeys "What are the best sources to learn to build a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial...257 months 2 weeks ago
+188 Rules to Live ByThe old guy here... A lot of people emailed me asking for life advice after I posted <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/15-career-steps">"15 career steps"</a>... Pull up your skirt and repeat diver John Chatterton's 8 "rules to live by." He...229 months 3 weeks ago
+21How 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...213 months 1 week ago
+32Do 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...2072 months 3 weeks ago
+17I 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...91
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+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.834 months 3 days ago
+23What if Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan merged together?I know this sounds insane! But theoretically speaking what if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...688 months 1 week ago
+16What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...161
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+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...60
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+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 PE myself, but man, it's hard. Seems WSO is all about the younglings but I wanted to hear what you fellow mid-career guys are experiencing. It's quite amusing to see the many...583 months 2 weeks ago
+17What 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 WSO. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance related. The caliber of threads and comments really has leveled up...525 months 4 days ago
+17Tricks 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...372 months 1 week ago
+17Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite...135
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+28Shitty Networking 101Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...348 months 4 weeks ago
+18Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...3010 months 6 days ago
+18New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey WSO 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 most interesting people in the world of finance. Talking with...271 month 3 weeks 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...201 month 1 week ago
+17Extremely Robust Growth Projected - 132 hour work week All right, fellow monkeys. I'm on the tail end of a 132-hour workweek, so just a brief post today. So there I was, middle of the night, massaging an industry growth chart into an artificially-rosy picture that makes our pitch more attractive (a procedure that many of you will be...169 months 2 days ago
+17Credit Analyst AMABackground: I work for one of the largest banks in the world by assets, in credit analysis. My job is basically to analyze the credit risk of large corporates (generally more than $1Bn in revenue). Products are not limited to loans and revolvers, but extends to everything under the sun that is...113
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+20Women in the Workplace Pt 2: Rigged Markets, Inside Information, and the “Softer” SexMy <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/women-in-the-workplace-how-do-you-guys-deal">original post</a> on women in the workplace caused something of a commotion. I hadn't planned on a follow up, but @GLCIB27" forgot to check her privilege, so here we are...938 months 5 days 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...186
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+16AMA: A Bored Financial AdvisorHello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...858 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...161
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+17This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend? Dealbreaker Pitchbook Deal Book...60
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+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...543 months 1 week ago
+16Special Sits PE Case Study Example<em>The webinar for this case is TODAY, July 6th, at 5:00pm EDT. If you miss it, it will be replayed for free on the homepage on August 6th</em> Even though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has...531 month 4 weeks ago
+12Interview 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...427
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+15Ask 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...121
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+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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> gunning for a return offer in AM. I went...10
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+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...1094 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...206
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+17How Do We Decouple Income From Work?<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p> <p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...959 months 3 weeks ago
+17The 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...826 months 3 weeks ago
+15What 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...255
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+14I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anythingI'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc. 1542 months 4 weeks ago
+15AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUMHi All - I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...511 month 5 days ago
+15Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything! Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I...397 months 3 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Program. I can't post links here right now but...372 months 1 week ago
+157 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,...266 months 1 week ago
+14Is 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...124
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+17500k 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:...1203 months 3 weeks ago
+156 REAL Habits I've Observed From Self-Made MillionairesBusiness Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-of-self-made-millionaires-2016-3">"13 Habits of Self-Made...187 months 1 week ago
+16Dear DiaryA stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy... I’m in the vortex. The magnetron. I’ve been suffering from too little...1211 months 1 week ago
+15Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>: being able to do <span...89 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...853 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...1821 month 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...812 months 4 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...802 months 3 weeks 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...781 month 1 day ago
+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry...485 months 1 week 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....393 months 2 weeks ago
+14Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into finance...in the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...374 months 3 weeks 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...345 months 2 weeks ago
+14AMA: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset Allocators It's about time I do another post on here and rather than go into detail on a specific aspect of the industry I'm just going to open it up to a general AMA. The E&F (and asset allocators in general) industry is sort of a black box. Most people don't know a ton about the...302 months 4 days ago
+18I'm A F*cking SleuthNo fucks left to give, monkeys. I've got dirt on my boss and I want you to dream with me: what should I ask for? So I'm in the shitter, taking a shit, as I do, and reupping on Adderall, albeit with an off-label route of administration, hence the privacy. I've also got a good...297 months 3 weeks ago
+16Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offerHello everyone, I just signed and sent out the McKinsey offer. This is something I have not even dream about 4 years ago when I first found about the world of consulting and MBB firms. It was a very long journey. I could not always see how all dots will connect but being driven by ambition...249 months 3 weeks ago
+14BB 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...1184 months 2 weeks ago
+14Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...147 months 1 day ago
+17Thank 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 PE firm after a little less than 2 years in IB and, as a longtime reader of WSO, I figured I would share my story in hopes of giving back in some small way to the community that has been critical in my journey over the last few...131 month 1 week ago
+14What's Your Five Year (IBD) Plan? A VP Reflects and Looks Forward.I don't approve of this as an interview question, but it is something that everyone should try to think about. When I was an MBA candidate, it was more about just getting my foot in the door. I was lucky enough to get into a good bank as an <span class='keyword_link'><a...710 months 6 days ago
+14University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the MBA programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's FT MBA program. Hopefully this will be helpful for anyone considering coming...77 months 2 weeks ago
+132017 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 S&T and <span...97
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+13Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">ib...9210 months 1 week ago
+15AMA: 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 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...811 month 3 weeks ago
+12Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street? Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...1817 months 2 weeks ago
+16How does models and bottles work?I keep hearing the phrase <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-does-models-and-bottles-work">models and bottles</a></span>, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But, I've...16011 months 4 days ago
+14Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...594 months 2 weeks ago
+13AMA - 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...57
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+13AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECMWhat's going on everybody, The WSO 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 class='keyword_link'><a...546 months 1 week ago
+132018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageFigured I'd start this thread for those who either didn't land an IB SA role, will be at regional boutiques that don't hire, anticipate, for whatever reason, looking to switch banks after IB SA role (i.e. MM --> <span class='keyword_link'><a...53
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+14What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: <span class='keyword_link'><a...150
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+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...146
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+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...441 month 3 weeks ago
+12AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>) and...1422 months 1 week ago
+13A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball PlayerI figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...3910 months 3 weeks ago
+16EXPOSING 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...37
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+13Investing In The Middle East 101So the "Middle East".... that place with a lot of camels and terrorists, right? NO! Before even thinking of investing in the Middle East, you have to stop calling it the "Middle East". It's Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Saudi...358 months 4 days 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...292 months 1 week ago
+13Advice to Fellow Non-Targets / Low GPAs: Use LinkedinI have seen a lot of posts about cold calling/emailing when your background isn't necessarily target and I thought I'd put in my two cents. To people trying to break in: use LinkedIn email religiously. Let me preface this by stating I was a 3.0 student at a very non-target state...222 months 3 weeks ago
+13Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...177 months 1 week 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...163 months 1 week ago
+12What'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...114
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+13Personal Finance Budget TemplateNot trying to hijack or supersede anyone's topics here, just figured I'd try to be helpful - this is inspired by <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/managing-your-money-building-a-personal-financial-model">"Managing Your Money, Building a Personal Financial...146 months 3 weeks ago
+13Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on WSO. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of you can relate to this feeling, so here are my thoughts on...137 months 1 week ago
+15Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in NYC 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 fit I am, it's a guarantee that it's never...115 months 3 weeks ago
+13Some 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...116 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 CRE and have never been in the industry during a recession/downturn/correction. For those of you who have, I'd love to get some...91 month 6 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...2956 months 1 week ago
+12The Art of Cheating SleepWhen I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated. I think many of us can...921 month 2 weeks ago
+12AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT...821 month 3 weeks ago
+12AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSPost-admit questions welcomed. I hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers. I also have friends who were in MAcc, MSc Marketing, and hopefully I can share whatever I can find. Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad...812 months 1 week 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...1702 months 2 weeks ago
+12Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in CanadaI've seen a lot of posts asking about target schools for finance in Canada. Since I've done a lot of research, I'm going to provide a quick summary to current/future students in Canada looking to break into Bay Street or Wall Street right out of college (without MBA, <span...63
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+12Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits<h3>AMA</h3> Given round 2 results are just out (congrats AdMITS!) and inspired by a few of the other people (@Masterz57", @OpsDude", @TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at MIT's Sloan...622 months 1 week ago
+12The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on WSO 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 tip is that if you can't finish the swing in balance you...49
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+12How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in PE, 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 experience, but I value the application of anyone's mind.331 month 1 week ago
+12AMA: Investment Director at a mid-sized endowment fundChronic lurker here. I recently accepted a position at an endowment fund. Didn't see a lot of info. here on endowment fund investments - so ask away any questions you have. As background, I am responsible for all of the endowment's alternative investments (private equity, private...308 months 2 days ago
+12From weighing 280 pounds and a 2.5 GPA at a Non-Target, to 200 pounds and an Interview with McKinseyHi Everyone, I've been browsing Wallstreet Oasis for the past few years and I want to share my story and more importantly, reiterate to everyone on this forum to dream big. I went to a non-target state school and while suffering from social anxiety and obesity, I was also facing an...234 months 1 week 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...224 months 3 weeks ago
+12Goldman Sachs Video InterviewMyself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span...1137 months 2 weeks ago
+12Structuring and Flow in an M&A ModelMost of you probably already know this, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to say it again out loud. Especially since I've seen a few confusingly (and unnecessarily) circular models lately, it might be a good time to review. When designing your models, like a good computer program, your...1010 months 3 weeks ago
+18FTB'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...46 months 1 week ago
+11What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall). After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...937 months 3 days 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,...923 months 2 weeks 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"...190
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+11Do you guys actually enjoy your jobs?I'm curious why you guys went into investment banking (or why you want to) and how many of you guys actually enjoy your jobs? It seems like so many people going into banking (especially at the analyst level) end up hating their work and the lifestyle that comes with it. I know investment...8611 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...85
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+11AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> M&A group. Happy to answer any and all questions... - <span class='keyword_link'><a...83
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+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">BB</a></span>. Making it...772 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,...696 months 2 weeks ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...1645 months 2 weeks 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...60
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+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...1481 month 2 weeks ago
+111st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to WSO 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 progression system; Spring > Summer > Grad...44
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+11MBA: Stanford or Harvard?Hi folks. I was lucky enough to have been accepted to both the Harvard and Stanford MBA programs. I would really appreciate any advice/thoughts on things I should consider while making this decision. Here is some potentially relevant information/questions: (1) My intention is to build a...43
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+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...392 months 1 week ago
+12Injured both of my legs, what should I do about pants for the next 4-6 weeks?Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs...368 months 2 weeks ago
+28New Shit List: Apartment BuildingHoly shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, so...no homo). <img src =...314 months 1 week ago
+12Workaholics vs. Successaholics: Working Hard vs. Working SmartGreetings fellow monkeys: By way of introduction, I have been a shadow-user for quite some time, please excuse my lurking, and I want to thank everybody for all of the thought and effort that is put into your posts. I have learned a great amount from the WSO community and the content is often...2811 months 5 days ago
+12From Depression to Community College to Target School & BeyondHey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself and hopefully share...2810 months 3 weeks ago
+11What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars. Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...257 months 1 week 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...125
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+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...122
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+15Do You Work Sick? Well, shit. Hillary Clinton's not the only one hiding dirty secrets about her health. I'm sitting at my desk with wads of Kleenex under my arms and some damn baby powder on my temples. I'm working on a word document. The family doctor told me to write whatever I want and...219 months 2 days ago
+11Day 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. ...14
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+13Four 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...14
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+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...9131 month 10 hours ago
+12How to find fast and healthy food court meals (even if you're crazy busy)I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races. That's right.  In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervélo bike. These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do...1211 months 3 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...105 months 2 weeks 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*...1082 months 3 weeks ago
+11UK 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...71 month 1 week ago
+11How To Pull Off An Internal TransferA lot of people are unhappy in their jobs. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. I’ve written extensively about how you should quit your job, and for many people, that advice is all they need. There is, however, one situation where that advice does not suffice. Some...28 months 3 days ago
+10hot car but no hot girl - HELP!okay guys, i am in a very difficult situation. I have a very nice car, 2006 bmw z4, that gets me compliments all the time. there is this incredibly hot girl at work that i like but i've never talked to her before since i have nothing to talk to her about. i figured that i could use my car...101
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+10Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys, I had to come to WSO, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred. So I'm a part-time intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...98
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+10Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things WSO 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 you were busy working away? Or something that's happened...94
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+10BlackRock Virtual Cover LetterHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure...917 months 2 weeks 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...1755 months 1 week 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...721 month 2 weeks 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:...696 months 2 weeks ago
+10Why 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...67
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+10Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright WSO, 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 family had a discussion over Thanksgiving about the pros and cons...616 months 3 weeks ago
+10AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: MSF, ~2years MM <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> There seems to be a dearth of information about FoF on this site, so happy to...577 months 2 weeks ago
+10Is Apple losing grip?Is it just me or is Apple losing it? Their idea of innovation seems to be removing ports/plugs from the core and then creating expensive adapters to replace them - makes no fu..ing sense for the customer. And now, in the era of touch screens, they come up with an Apple Touch Bar for the new...567 months 5 days ago
+16Dress Like A Man: The Anti-DouchesuitI have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following: If you're a male in his early 20s who...537 months 3 weeks ago
+10Get In, Loser. We're Going To Mars.<p>What a time to be alive. We could be (probably are) on the cusp of being an interplanetary species. Elon Musk revealed his plans for taking humanity to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress on Tuesday. And it starts in July of 2018. </p> <p>There are a lot of...518 months 3 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...514 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...485 months 3 weeks ago
+15Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better InvestorInstead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There’s at least five very good reasons, so let’s get right into it. <h4>1) Know the Rules</h4> The subtlety in this seemingly...436 months 2 days ago
+10GS 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">GS</a></span> <span...43
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+12Transgender at a Hedge FundI currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, MBA from a top 3 program, passed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...42
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+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...41
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+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...34
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+10Some 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....334 months 5 days ago
+10Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine. 1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...286 months 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...286 days 15 hours ago
+10Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...269 months 12 hours ago
+10How 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...225 months 6 days 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...1204 months 1 week ago
+17How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates. I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...146 months 1 week 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...9
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+13I Entered A Time WarpHappy Halloween assholes. Here's a spooky story to shiver your timbers and rustle your jimmies. It takes place in the vestibule of my apartment building. Don't google 'vestibule' unless you want to see some gnarly female anatomy up close and personal (definitely no homo,...87 months 4 weeks ago
+10Top 50 REPE 2017Read em and weep boys. I think it was just published today. <a href="https://www.perenews.com/uploadedFiles/PERE/Non-Pagebuilder/Aliased/News_And_Analysis/2017/May/Magazine/PERE0517_Pere50.pdf">Top 50 REPE 2017</a> <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 month 3 days 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,...71 month 5 days ago
+10How 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...57 months 1 week 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...1053 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.1043 months 4 weeks ago
+10Mid 90's was the wildest lending I've seenAnybody here that's about my age (39) and older will remember the mid to late 90's resi lending as being far more aggressive than the 2000's. In 1996, at age 19, after working for a large consumer finance lender (similar to TransAmerica), I got in the mortgage business. Times...38 months 2 weeks ago
+9Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...1995 months 1 day ago
+10What If No One Wins the Election?<p>Whomever you prefer in the 2016 presidential race, no one can say it hasn’t been interesting (in the same way watching jackals pick apart the carcass of an antelope is interesting). One of the things that makes it so is the fact that we are a month out and it could still go either...828 months 1 week 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....71
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+11How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... [redacted by mod] 654 months 3 weeks ago
+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...595 months 4 days ago
+10When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into SA recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique IB, and given the comparatively lax lifestyle I have now compared to next summer and potentially for the rest of my life, I wanted to do some soul...5611 months 3 weeks ago
+9Superbowl 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...524 months 2 weeks ago
+9Barclays recruitment process - Business Insight online assessment Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span>' new recruitment process for London <span...484 months 3 weeks ago
+9Coffee Shop Drink Tips + Former Barista AMA <h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3> Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. If you have any questions, ask below. <h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> ...46
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+10NYC vs. London vs. Zurich vs. FFMHi guys, In which city do you earn the most considering cost of living, taxes, exchange rates etc.? If someone of you worked in different locations how did they compare to each other in terms of quality of living? Especially right out of college what´s the best of those cities for your...401 month 2 weeks ago
+10'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall Street<em>"Equity" came out last week (limited release) and currently has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes</em> Coming straight out of 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival, Meera Menon's Equity is dubbed “the first all-female Wall Street movie” by many. It is an incredibly...3610 months 2 days ago
+8Favorite AthleteHello Monkeys, I have noticed many athletic related threads as of late and began to wonder which athletes WSO members would consider their favorite. It's hard to drill down to one, considering you can like athletes for many reasons (work ethic, natural skill, grit, DGAF attitude,...1311 month 2 weeks 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....281 month 11 hours ago
+10We're Totally Living in a Simulation<p>Ever since I started writing for WSO again there has been one topic you guys have asked me to cover more than any other, and that is the notion that we're living in a simulation. Well, <em>living</em> probably isn't the right word. More like...269 months 2 days ago
+8Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?Question pretty much is self explanatory. What is your opinion on dating female bankers (sales and traders as well)1236 months 3 weeks ago
+9AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at F100 Entertainment Company (came from Non-MBB Management Consulting)I've been a Corporate Strategy manager at a large F100 studio (not Disney) for about a year now (and it's had its ups and downs). Just figured there isn't too much information on here about corporate strategy paths from non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...21
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+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...196 months 4 weeks ago
+8Theoretical: 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? 1192 weeks 2 days 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...183 months 3 days ago
+8What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate...117
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+9How 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...151 month 1 week 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...1121 month 6 days 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 FT 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 only having experience as a retail clothing sales...105 months 2 days 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...1075 months 2 weeks ago
+9Thankyou WSO!!Hey all, I'm a long time reader first time contributor to WSO. I am posting this to say thankyou to everyone on this board for insight you all gave me into a career in IB and how to succeed. Whilst I have decided not to pursue IB I have learnt lessons on this board that I feel I would have...61 month 1 week 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...94
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+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!92
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+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218 Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...876 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 <span...851 month 2 weeks 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...852 months 1 week ago
+8If nothing else mattered, what would you do?Don't get me wrong. I love my job and what I do. I have always been curious to find out what people would pursue if money were not an object and relationships did not tie you to a specific region. What occupation would you pursue if you were not constrained by your future/ money/...857 months 1 day 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...1651 month 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...657 months 9 hours ago
+9What's your favorite line/scene from a 'Wall Street' movie?I've got to say, I died in laughter when Bateman called Dorsia asking to squeeze in a reservation and the guy just starts laughing in an evil way. 64
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+8AMA- Big 4 Audit to MM IBHi all, Recently moved from Big 4 Audit to a top MM IB (Blair, Jeff, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Baird</a></span>, <span...536 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. 534 months 3 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...535 months 5 days 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,...472 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, IB, Quant, even did a stint at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...453 months 22 hours 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...1411 month 22 hours ago
+8AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside M&A team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals. I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. 417 months 1 week ago
+8Affirmative Action Based Upon Income/Wealth Instead of Race?I cannot claim credit for this, I'm reposting from Financial Samurai's blog, a very successful man who I occasionally read. Curious to see what the opinion of WSO is... Excerpt:[quote] For those who believe race is a fine criteria to use for college admissions, are you telling me...378 months 3 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...356 months 2 weeks ago
+8Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a CIM is (Confidential Information Memorandum, for those who're not aware is a...321 month 1 week ago
+8AMA: Current junior quantitative researcherHi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor" suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I went to a target/semi-target...293 months 2 weeks ago
+8AMA- High Yield/Distressed Debt Sell Side Analyst2nd year analyst at a boutique broker-dealer from a non-target state school. Also a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Level 2 candidate, working under multiple sector...291 month 1 week ago
+8Six Habits That Could Screw You OverIts been a little over 2 weeks since the new year begun, and for many people like myself, the gusto that drove our New Year’s resolutions and our desire to change old habits is slowly waning. Three days at the gym are slowly becoming two, and the bowl of ice cream that took a back seat to the...285 months 1 week ago
+8AMA - HY/Special Situations Analyst at $30bn+ HF in LondonLong-time user of WSO under a different account, believe it's time to give back. Background in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-leveraged-finance-LevFin">LevFin</a></span>/restructuring at...267 months 1 week 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...263 months 2 weeks ago
+9Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/private-equity-resume">private equity resume</a></span> Template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and...256 months 3 weeks ago
+13How to sleep anywhere anytime 101I'm back from Vegas in one piece, chumps. Thanks a lot for those sordid invitations in my inbox courtesy of your blackout selves. I think I met a couple of you, and I know for sure from the unspeakable smell of my clothes that I met some of your working female "friends." Extra...245 months 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...231 month 2 weeks ago
+9Two Internships Don’t Equal a Job: My journey from an NGO to a VCWhen people ask me about my career, I simply tell them that after becoming disillusioned with non-profit work, I went to London Business School to transition to a role at an investing firm. In reality, the shift was much more complicated than that. The following is a comprehensive history of how...209 months 1 week ago
+8Get Pumped for the Next Star WarsThe second trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is now out... How many of you monkeys double as jedi and are therefore hyped for the next Star Wars movie, which comes to theaters December 16 this year. I know The Force Awakens wasn't a hit with many, but I liked it and...208 months 1 week ago
+8Made 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">DCM</a></span> for the leveraged finance team of a very prestigious <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 month 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...1153 months 3 weeks ago
+9What are the most overrated movies?Not going to lie, I thought the Revenant as a pretty mediocre film, along with the Hateful Eight....1136 months 5 days 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).12
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+10List of Sleeper Targets for NYCPeople keep thinking that IB 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 - OCR interviews for almost all interested in IB (10-30 people) NESCAC's Top 4 Liberal Arts - Claremont,...111
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+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">IBD</a></span> (2018) start? Is there an accelerated process for this ? What is the scope of...71 month 15 hours 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...7
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+9Hard Work Does Pay OffI joined WSO 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 href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> I am at now. Hopefully this will help...6
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+8Learning to learn - A short guide at becoming better at what you doThe other day, I was talking to a friend (lets call him Tom) who went to college for accounting and got his CPA, he has now been working in the field for a few years. Though personally I never found accounting to be very interesting, I have great respect for those that make it their mission to...54 months 3 weeks ago
+10What is wrong with Ebola Monkey?This guy has some serious issues, have a look at his last two posts. I think it is a combination of pent up anger and self pitty. Thoughts?53 months 1 week ago
+8What makes a good short?Responding to @LionHeart"'s question on how to identify good short candidate - <em>"What is your thought process when determining good shorts, and what are some key items you look for?"</em> Below describes my primary process. There are numerous danger signs...38 months 2 weeks ago
+33Why 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...102
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+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...12 months 2 weeks 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...895 months 2 weeks 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...874 months 3 weeks ago
+7Abraaj 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...85
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+7Men'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?84
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+8Is College Worth the Opportunity Cost?<p>This is going to seem like an odd question to many of you, and I even debated whether I should ask it here. On the other hand, this might be the perfect place to ask it. It's about the opportunity cost of college.</p> <p>I'm asking as the father of two young...799 months 2 weeks ago
+7Does Growing Up Poor Make It Harder To Succeed? Janet Yellen recently provided a federal reserve study, with the ultimate findings being that income inequality creates different opportunities for people. Now this isn't exactly a big discovery, however it seems odd this study was performed. You can read the full article published on CCN...772 months 3 weeks ago
+7Today's Top Bankers on The Street. Who are they?I've recently been reading a bunch of books: M&A Titans, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3honf7q" target="_blank">Barbarians at the Gate</a></span>, Den of Thieves, Predators Ball, Big Deal: 2000 and Beyond,...763 months 1 week 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...74
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+72017 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...74
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+7Hillary Clinton's Estate TaxYou might have seen that Hillary Clinton has proposed a hike in the estate tax to 65% (it's currently at 40%). The estate tax is unlike other taxes because you are passing down something for your kids' benefit, not your own. On one hand, you should be able to do what you want with...738 months 3 weeks ago
+7Is asset management underrated?I've noticed AM is kinda shoved aside as a post-MBA job on this forum when in reality it's an extremely steady cash flow for the firm. I really don't see why someone would pick banking over AM at the post-mba level either since the pay at a <span...704 months 1 week ago
+72017 SOPHOMORE Diversity/Non-Diversity Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageThe general IB recruiting is really useful but posts about sophomore programs get buried so made a sophomore specific thread. Here are some of the sophomore diversity/non diversity programs and recruiting for investment banking and other divisions -<span...707 months 1 day ago
+7Plight of International Students with BBs........................................................................................................................69
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+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...672 months 2 weeks ago
+7What 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?65
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+7Why isn't Wall Street attractive for millennials? Fellow monkeys, was reading this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-02/can-banks-make-wall-street-sexy-again-for-millennials">article</a> on Bloomberg which mentioned that Industry bodies are trying to push banks to offer student debt programmes and...647 months 1 week ago
+7Common Hotkeys - What do you use?Monkeys, I've been trying to find online if there are any macros or hotkeys for the paste formula option. I find myself using this option all the time in my modeling and really can't find another method quicker than just right clicking and clicking paste fx. If anyone has any advice on...647 months 2 weeks ago
+8Clinton Tax Plan I thought I would write about the Clinton tax plan! Seeing as how she is probably going to be president, we should start thinking about it. So here are all the planks in the plan, which I cribbed from the Tax Foundation. My responses <em>in italics</em> are below each. 1....617 months 15 hours 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...602 months 3 days 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...595 months 2 weeks 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">IBD</a></span>/S&T so...583 months 4 weeks ago
+7Kid Doesn't Make it to IB BB; Refuses to Walk at GraduationSaw this on my Facebook feed a few days ago from an international student with an extreme case of poor me syndrome. Probably the most entitled thing I've ever read. Oh, and for context, this school is a semi-target at best. All references to the school's name have been replaced with...58
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+9Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...585 months 1 week ago
+7How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She...563 months 2 weeks ago
+7Seriously Trump, why all these shenanigans? I'm really starting to question his abilities for the job. What president fires his FBI director (for no real good reason other than his [Comey's] preference for truth over loyalty) then threatens to blackmail him with *possible* recordings? And just blabbing out classified info to...511 month 5 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...516 months 3 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...49
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+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...486 months 1 week 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">MBB</a></span> after a grueling...481 month 2 weeks ago
+72017 FT S&T ThreadFeel free to post deadline dates and whether or not apps are open on here and I will continue to add. As you can tell, I have more names to add as well so just let me know who I left off and I will add: <span class='keyword_link'><a...475 months 4 weeks 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 MBA * Take a couple months off to...476 months 4 days 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...461 month 2 days ago
+11Do you believe in man-made climate change?Interested to hear what WSO thinks of this. I am in two minds with this one, Its a tough one and in general you can't dare to question the validity of some government scientists 1446 months 1 week ago
+7How To Be A Gentleman: A Monkey's Review<strong>What does being a gentleman mean to you?</strong> Does it mean knowing which fork to use at a properly-set table? Does it mean being so impeccably dressed as to make Patrick Bateman and 007 envious? Does it mean knowing when to tip, how to tie a bowtie, or how to properly...416 months 1 week ago
+7Best Cock UpsMonkeys, I was reading someone else's post about war stories, wanted to kick off a thread about the best cock-ups you've seen, or maybe your 'friend' committed. My personal favourite: First year analyst (kid is a rock start) is sitting in the cab with three MDs on the...40
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+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...401 month 1 week 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...35
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+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...345 months 3 weeks 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...34
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+7Thoughts on PJT Partners?Read through this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-is-pjt-partners But i'm looking for an update a year and a half later or so. How did comp shake out? How is the increasing deal flow? I'm less concerned about exit opps but interested to hear that side too....30
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+7Make Hay While the Sun ShinesThere was a couple of different ways I could have gone this week. I could have talked about <a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/12/12/13917982/trump-hair-tech-summit-shame-silicon-valley">Silicon Valley ascending the Tower of Mauron to meet with Trumplethinskin</a>, which...276 months 2 weeks ago
+7Nootropics: CILTEP vs. Nexus<p><em>Obligatory note: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet. These are my experiences alone, and you must decide what is best for yourself. If that includes seeing a doctor before beginning any dietary or nootropic supplement regimen, that is probably for the...267 months 3 weeks ago
+7Breaking Into Commercial Real EstateI want this forum topic to be more motivational than anything........ Back in mid 2015 when I was at a crossroads in my career so I decided to embark on the journey of finding my place in Commercial Real Estate. I had a mentor growing up (and still to this day) who was very successful in the...234 months 1 week ago
+7Analyst Interview - Common QuestionsHi, I have a partner interview with a large commerical real estate firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what type of questions I should expect and how to best answer them. I've been told questions will be mostly <span class='keyword_link'><a...238 months 2 weeks ago
+9How do atheists/agnostics live a happy life? *I want to start off by saying that I personally am not going to share my beliefs and am asking out of general curiosity. I am neutral on the topic and support people believing whatever they want to believe, this is more so for gain of different perspective/viewpoint of life.* So.. the title...1231 month 3 weeks ago
+7Sharted. Protocol Zero."My friend" sharted. Going protocol zero. What would you do? Go to the bathroom and pray to the gods for a moment that it will be empty so you can exit the stall and toss your underwear? Again, "asking for a friend."218 months 1 week ago
+6Best UNDERrated MoviesThere was another thread floating around about overrated movies, but everyone kept bring up underrated movies. So as we close the year and my netflix playlist grows I want to add some good movies that might have been overlooked by the critics or public. E.G. Kung Fu Hustle. Great movie by...1196 months 3 days ago
+72016 - Good RiddanceAlright Monkeys, my perusal of this site is intermittent at best, apologies to anyone who has already posed this topic, but 2016 was a kick in the nut sack of a year. I don’t know how I will ever recover from such an awful election and the loss of so many famous people. HORSESHIT! No, my...196 months 2 weeks ago
+7AMA: Extreme Non Target to IBDNOTE: Made this post a while back but didn't have enough bananas to post the story into the main body. Starting college as a pre med student, I attended a college highly regarded in the biological research field but a complete fucking joke in anything else. And by a complete joke I mean...197 months 2 days ago
+7Life 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">FO</a></span>/MO/<span...17
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+7Anyone willing to sponsor me?After getting dinged from yet another high finance role, I decided it's time to just try something different. Nothing works for me in my life, because I literally have the worst luck in history. Of 4 children, I'm the only one not plagued by some disease or sickness. I have grown up...153 months 4 weeks ago
+7Who's Going To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?If A zombie infection started tomorrow, who do you think is going to survive the longest time?148 months 2 weeks ago
+6How did Trump do last night?I think he somewhat helped his case but seems like it wasn't enough. 1148 months 6 days ago
+7WSO Happy Hour: Thur 5/11, 7:00pm @Reichenbach Beer HallProst, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of May will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! Those who attended the April event have heard me wax about trying some new spots....this is one of them! Hoist a gorilla-size stein of beer and let's kick the weekend off right! @BillBelichick37"...141 month 2 weeks ago
+7Regrets Due to FinanceI know similar questions have been asked in the past but I want to twist it a little. We all know that finance, broadly speaking, is a lucrative industry. Lots of young, hungry guys pursue a career in finance with the ultimate goal of making a lot of money and obtain that sought-after...131 month 2 weeks ago
+9 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneurWhen I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm <span class='keyword_link'><a...124 months 1 week ago
+6My hippie mom doesn't want me to go into IBI'm a freshman at what you guys would consider a semi target (uva / mich / notre dame) and am at the point where i'm really trying to figure out the rest of my time in undergrad and what i want to do when i graduate. I'm good at finance, i understand how the IB path works and...1121 month 2 weeks ago
+710 Tips For Doing Business in ChinaHello monkeys, just thought about doing this since it’s applicable to many industries (i.e. Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Private Banking, and many more) <h3> Beginning the Relationship </h3> 1. Always remember the saying, “Let’s first become friends, then do...112 months 1 week ago
+6I have been officially accepted into PSU-Smeal, what should I do?I'm really stuck, I can go 50k a year to PSU or I can go to my local college (not a CC or Uni.). I want to pursue Finance and I know Smeal is very strong. My parents want me to stay in-state and save all the money I can but my local college hasn't produced as many interns/full time...111
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+7Managing Your Money - Building a Personal Financial ModelInspired by: <A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/i-cant-save-money">I cant save money</A> <STRONG><EM>tl;dr: This could be the most important model you ever build.</EM></STRONG> <H3>Prologue</H3> When I started IBD in...107 months 8 hours ago
+7Places where salaries are high but the cost of living is low?Does anyone know any cities where salaries are high and the cost of living is low for a life style quality that some may consider being average to high?1107 months 2 weeks ago
+10Dentist 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...84 months 2 days ago
+9AMA - 2.2 GPA Non-Target in BankingCurrent position: 3rd year Teller If you guys have any questions for me, please shoot them over. PM me for more details about exit opps. 73 months 3 weeks ago
+9FTB's Betterment List For 2017 (Sans Bullshit)Hey suckers. How are those new years resolutions treating you? You getting up early and getting shredded at Equinox, or maybe quitting weed? (Weed has its time and place but is generally for pussies who can't handle stimulants). Or perhaps you've finally decided it's time to break...65 months 2 weeks ago
+62017 NBA Finals ThreadOkay, actually I have been a loyal fan of KB (Kwame Brown) for about twelve years ? And I told my friends that I'm not gonna watch NBA again except the Grand Finals. However I've been following some news. Would Spurs get into the Grand Final without Pachulia? Arguable. Kawhi...104
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+7Thank you Thanks WSOEnglish is my second language, so correct me if my grammar is incorrect or the world that I use is not accurate. I found this forum about a month ago, and here, makes me feel like home. I read a lot of the discussions recently, and a lot of useful information that helps someone like me who is...33 months 4 weeks ago
+9I'm writing this from a strip club! (Plus, a movie review)Big news to report: I finally got around to watching <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/">The Big Short</a> Friday night. I don't know what you monkeys were doing in December that you had time to spare during the holiday crunch to drop 15 bucks on both you...310 months 2 weeks ago
+7Respecting the grindI just gotta give a huge shoutout to WSO for being a community where people can respect the things you do, are willing to do, and have done to get where you are. I am taking an unpaid internship this summer at a PE firm to get necessary experience to hopefully break into the IB/PE industry after...23 months 4 weeks ago
+8Donald Trump is Edging Ahead with a Week to GoWith the whole email uncovering controversy affecting Clinton's campaign and further casting her as an untrustworthy candidate, Donald Trump has taken the advantage and is currently leading in a new <a...1017 months 3 weeks ago
+7I did it ma! Hired at a Physical Commodity Merchant. Hyped. 2 years ago I read *The King of Oil*, as suggested by a WSO thread. From that day on, I told myself **“I’m gonna f*cking do that.”** Fast forward to now. I’m a college senior and in June I start my career as a Trainee in the Oil Division of a Physical Commodity Merchant. It's like...05 months 3 weeks ago
+7Mar 16, 2017 - Morning Brew Daily <h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Car makers will adapt to everything” — Nissan turnaround legend Carlos Ghosn commenting on the potential NAFTA changes and globalization challenges like Brexit and #MAGA.[/quote] </br> <p...03 months 2 weeks ago
+7Do protein shakes actually help you?The first thing I do after a workout is make myself a protein shake; I'm sure many other avid fitness lovers do the same. However, this may not be the best thing to do. According to Business Insider and CytoSport, there is a healthier option: [quote] The particular smoothie ... includes 6...954 months 3 weeks ago
+7Best option for paying for my homeHi WSO, this one is a little off tangent. Basically, me and my wife disagree on how I should work towards home ownership. Given the finance masters here, I wish to ask which route should I take. I'll disclose the information needed for you to make an answer. All in US$. Home cost: $900k....885 months 1 week ago
+6Historians Rank Obama 12th Best PresidentOn the front page of fox this morning there is an <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/18/historians-rank-obama-12th-best-president-in-new-survey.html">article</a> about a new survey released Friday that ranked President Obama as the country's 12th best...863 months 2 weeks ago
+6Is the American dream fading?Was reading this <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-american-dream-is-fading-and-may-be-very-hard-to-revive-1481218911"> article</a> in the Journal which mentioned that barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age. In numbers, only 51%...866 months 1 day ago
+6What is keeping you from starting your own business?So I am guessing most of us here have thought at some point about the possibility of starting a business. Maybe some of you have, and others have ditched the idea (I am still in the middle of both groups, nothing serious though, just a side biz for pocket money). For those of you in the...864 months 2 weeks ago
+6Snap IPO Prices at 17 Dollars a shareHonestly I am just surprised this wasn't posted already. An <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/01/snapchat-ipo-pricing.html">article</a> on CNBC stated that Snap priced its public offering at $17 dollars a share. [quote] Snap priced its public offering at $17 a...832 months 3 hours ago
+6What do you guys think the catalyst will be for the next recession?Pretty straightforward question, so what do you guys think will be the catalyst(s) for the next recession?811 month 2 weeks ago
+6Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread for...81
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+8Gender Pay Gap - Is it real?With feminism on the rise and recent mass demonstrations for gender equality, I have been hearing a lot about gender pay gap. Something along the lines that a woman is paid 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a male makes. However, I have not seen viable evidence for this notion, yet it is...803 months 2 weeks ago
+6Anyone shoot? (Firearms)I have a Glock 34, all stock - which was my first firearm purchase. I have recently gotten into the action stage shooting thing and having some fun. Not entering any competitions, but I go with other guys that shoot USPSA and IDPA. I usually go shoot the courses for practice on Saturdays before...766 months 4 weeks ago
+8Jay Z is launching a VC FundIn his eternal quest to become a billionaire, Jay Hova is launching a VC fund. Say what you want, but the dude is in no way comfortable being a billionaire when you combine his and his spouse's fortunes. He definitely wants his own billion. In the past few years Jay has launched a sports...76
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+7What Would You Build In The Hood? I want to do a little brainstorming on the topic of redevelopment in emerging neighborhoods. I don't want the standard "cash advance, cash for gold, gun shop, liquor shop" response or the ever so cliche micro-brewery. What kind of cool developments have you seen in rough areas...754 months 2 weeks ago
+6Favorite Sports MomentSimilar to <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/will-we-ever-see-another-sports-year-like-2016-2017">this forum post regarding whether or not we will see another sports year like 2016-17</a>, I was wondering what is the single greatest game/match you have watched...734 months 1 day ago
+7GS -> 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...707 months 2 days ago
+6How 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 WSO saved the video and commented on a thread that I was on a few months ago. I spent 10 minutes looking for it last night and found it. [redacted by mod -...681 month 1 week ago
+6Do you ever feel resentment?Numerous times I've made it through numerous rounds of interviews to be shut out in the end. In the current process, I've had three phone interviews and they flew me in to meet the team one morning. Got a very positive phone call about three weeks ago saying the team thought I was the...676 months 4 weeks ago
+6Top Documentaries - All-Time Favorites and WhyMasterful story telling is key to content delivery and great documentaries got that in spades. Key Ingredients that make a Documentary great and have a lasting impact on me are: 1. Content 2. Delivery/Directing 3. Length (run-time) Content is at the core of the story telling to...644 months 6 days ago
+6What's Your Dream Vacation Destination?I would choose Myanmar. The pagodas and temples look sweet, food sounds pretty good, and I've read it's relatively easy to go backpacking there. Also, Bagan looks incredible. Monkeys with wanderlust, if you could drop everything and take a vacation right now where would you go? 648 months 6 days ago
+9Songs to Motivate Yourself to Achieve GreatnessI've seen a few posts on banker songs, but none that really do the topic justice. This is dedicated in particular to those songs that inspire one to carpe diem, yell at a millennial for not understanding that bankers are the buttresses of the world economy, or generally reinforce the hustle...637 months 3 weeks ago
+7What is there to life after 30 if you don't want to go the starting a family route.Guess it is a part of my quarter life crisis even though things have been going a lot better for me in recent months in regards to employment (loving my full-time job!) and financially (pay is decent for someone like me). I often wonder about my 30s and have this habit of looking ahead to see...60
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+6College/Education Bashing Marketing - Should We All believe the Pitch and become Dropouts?Most of you are college educated here or perhaps all of you from results on the recent forum polls. Before that, let me start by saying I hate school. Yes, I hate school. I thought it was a waste of time and I slept through most classes or skipped them. In grad school, I spent more time kayaking...565 months 2 weeks ago
+6JP Morgan Launching Leaders 2017 DiscussionHi, I just wanted to start a thread for JPMs Launching Leaders program. Does anyone know when we will hear back? I interviewed for IB and Public Finance a couple days ago567 months 3 days ago
+6Why are previously successful hedge funds failing?I work for a LO manager. I have a little less than five years in the industry although have prior work experience. We do fundamental work and average a two year holding period. I see opportunities to generate relative outperformance in many places. I do not think it is easy but would think...56
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+6Humidity 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 NYC vs LA vs Chicago etc in terms of nightlife, cost of...55
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+6ChristmasOK guys (and girls), looking for some help with ideas for Christmas gifts. I like the holidays, but hate thinking up stuff I want. I'm in my 30s and moderately successful, so if there's anything under $100 I want I generally just buy it for myself. That being said, there are a...546 months 2 weeks ago
+6How do you lose weight?Like most people I haven't started my new years resolution yet and could use some help. I'm 6'5" 265 lbs and get the nickname of "Big Ben" a lot because of my height and pudgyness. Any tips on how I can get to somewhere below 230 in a healthy way. 543 months 3 days ago
+6Google partners with Goldman Sachs in automating Investment BankingInvestment Banking has been considered an area in finance that is less vulnerable to automation, compared to others such as Trading. This no longer seems to be the case as Google is seeking to use API's to automate vast amounts of work that are traditionally done by Investment...531 month 3 weeks ago
+7Which current/former banking CEO would you most want to have coffee with?So WallStreetOasis had a poll on that topic and I was intrigued by the results of the poll. Coming in at first place with 25% off the vote count was: Jamie Dimon (<span class='keyword_link'><a...497 months 4 weeks ago
+6Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of PE shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well.49
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+6What excuses do you guys use to take time off for interviews?In my experience, interviews are scheduled just 2-3 days in advance. This is extremely short notice to take a half day or so off work (depending on anticipated interview time, and location). I'm sure a lot of you work long hours, in a somewhat fast-paced professional environment, how do you...483 months 2 weeks ago
+7Tom Brady Goat?With the Pats wining their 5th and Tom Brady playing a pivotal role in a historic comeback, I wanted to see what you guys think about Brady being the greatest of all time. Personally, I think he is, albeit controversial, because of how he's done it with a lack of high draft picks on...464 months 2 weeks ago
+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...46
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+6Places to Go - South East AsiaThinking of de-zoning from work in fall and was wondering what places to go to in South East Asia. Not looking for just the generics (Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, etc), but also some of the more undiscovered, less touristy places. Currently looking at Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam,...452 months 2 weeks ago
+6Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage?Is it true that everyone gets treated equally once Interviews begin or are non targets having a disadvantage? I mean Interviewers are just humans who can not have a completely objective view, especially when the interviewee is from their school. 441 month 2 weeks ago