Wall Street Oasis Podcasts
Hear directly from finance professionals. Secrets to success, struggles along the way, optimal career paths and life in general.
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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 people from all levels in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds, the podcast gives you an insight into what it takes to make it on Wall Street.
About the HostAlex Grodnik is currently earning his MBA at UCLA Anderson. He is passionate about finance and the intersection of tech and media. Alex began his career as an analyst at JPMorgan Private Bank. After completing the program, he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. Alex went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before starting business school. Alex grew up in Park City, Utah and loves to ski and golf.
Nupur just earned his MBA from HBS. He left investment banking and a job at Nickelodeon to start a media business. How to get into Harvard business school, when to take the GMAT and the best part of B-school.
A headhunter for hedge funds discusses what will set you apart. How to be honest with yourself and non-traditional paths from finance.
Mags was a single mom and failed entrepreneur putting herself through school. Hear how she persisted and landed a job in private equity. The advantages of being a female on Wall Street, non-traditional paths into finance and how to maximize the leverage you have.
Sameer tells us why getting a job in tech after banking was the hardest thing he's ever done, his advice for you and how to follow your passion. Check out his side hustle; Wall Street to Silicon Alley, a group that helps financiers transition into tech: http://www.wallstreettosiliconalley.com/
Charlie Nooney, CEO of mobiTV describes what steps he took to become CEO and what specific skills set him apart. Leaving Disney to run a venture backed company, reporting to a board, the future of TV and the most important 2 things to do in your career.
Geoff Blades (@geoffblades) will tell you how to turn success into a method. How to find out what you want and then how to go get it.
ps for more background info on Geoff's story, check out this post: Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting
What you need to do to prepare yourself before you start looking for job and how the PRIME method is the key to landing the job. Tips to differentiate yourself in the resume submission/interview process and how to go from cold emails to job offers.
Jared Dillian describes how he accomplished the impossible and his advice for you can do the same. How to stand-out, how to get the inside edge and what you can be doing now while still in school.
Ben Altman (@Ben_CharismaOnCommand) worked at M&A and then . He walked away, moved to Brazil and started a business. How he did it while working in finance and what makes him happy today. Advice for what...
WestPoint grad and platoon leader in Afghanistan, Dom Latino tells us about his path to. Why he wanted to do it and what IB recruiting in business school is like. Also, how much you make!
Greg goes fromto to a hedge fund in San Francisco. His 2 principles for progressing in the world of investing and why he chose consulting over banking. Also, if you don't have the big names on your resume and how he found happiness.
Andre didn't have the right background to break into Wall Street - but he did it anyway. How he did it and his four stories to making it happen. The unconventional strategies you can use to break into Wall Street when interviews are not available. Getting fired from https://www.linkedin.com/in/buenobomb/and how not to make excuses for yourself.
Dennis has had a huge career. Starting off in the entertainment business with Ted Turner tapping him to run Turner, being one of the first guys at Lionsgate and then running TV at Sony. Having a fascination for how tech impacted the content business, Dennis transitioned to an investing role in theworld. Dennis tells us what it's like to be at an influential venture firm from the very beginning and how his career has helped him see where to put his time and money on the...
Professor of entrepreneurship "Coach" discusses why he enrolled in law school after earning an MBA, being a successful entrepreneur and a professor. Coach then tells us how to know if you're doing the right thing in life and how to define happiness. We end the podcast with Coach singing the alphabet backwards, sharing his favorite movie quotes and discussing a book about the most important business decision you will make in your life.
Hedge fund analyst discusses his transition from sales andto banking to hedge funds. What it's like working for Houlihan' s restructuring group, distressed debt investing and the process.
Darren and I talk about his career going from a pilot to PE associate to 15 years atand now Google. Darren leads a team of 600 at Google. We discuss his advice on how to get to get there and the skills and attitude that will set you apart. We finish with how to find happiness in where you are now and what you need to do to get a job at or Google.
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Mike walks us through his career and tells us about the skills that got him to where he is today. Why he got an MBA while working at Fox, the future of Hulu and the media industry and if I can have a job when I graduate.
We have a mind-opening chat with ex-investment banker Josh about the importance of gaining self-awareness and understanding who you are and how to do that. We discuss whether you should get an MBA and how to make a complete life.
2nd year MBA student discusses why investment banking was not for him and how he found what was. What success means for him and how it has changed over time and what you can do in business school to get the most out of it.
John talks about the trade-off of working hundred hour weeks in investment banking but how they help you find a great job after. We discuss the PE recruiting process and why he chose to come to business school rather than staying with his fund. John interned in the strategy group at the Wonderful Company over the summer and we discuss how he thinks about what he wants to do now.
Andres Engel, strategy executive and HBS grad chats about his passion to work with people and empower teams, growing up in Chile and why LA reminds him of South America. His background in investment banking both before and after business school and why he didn't see himself as a banker long-term.
Shahzad Khan VP atdiscusses what is what like working for Bear Sterns during the crisis and how being persistent can set you apart. Shahzad tells us why he went from banking to consulting and then back to banking and the differences between the jobs and personalities. Also, what he looks for in hiring analysts and associates.
The Chief monkey stops by to discuss his background, how he got a banking job after not having an internship and then getting fired from his private equity job 6 months in. Patrick talks about what working 100 hours a week teaches you about yourself and the value of his Wharton MBA. We end with how he started WSO and the future plans for the site.