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  2. Which undergrad public safety is best to attend: IU, Penn State, UFlorida, or Fordham?

    I am a rising senior in high school and I am aiming for the Ivy League and other top schools, but I have heard that people have success in IB from less selective schools. The costs for the colleges I am thinking about are Penn State (25-30k), IU ($38k), U ...

    34 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 29 2019 - 3:05pm -

  3. Thinking Like an Investor

    I said in a previous post that I would try and write some more content in the future aimed at helping my younger self/newer analysts out. Bit of a quiet period before earnings start to pick up next month so here is something that I've created and use ...

    16 comments - 17 silver bananas - Jun 29 2019 - 10:41am -

  4. Do you think "Extra-Curricular Activities" is Important in Hiring?

    I #accounting #finance investment ...

    75 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 27 2017 - 6:44pm -

  5. ESPN 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& ...

    60 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 13 2017 - 4:52pm -

  6. Any advice for aspiring Financial Analyst?

    Hello all, I am new to this forum and well, quite frankly new to a lot of things regarding finance. So, what I wanted to talk about is tips/advice for undergraduate students like myself looking to get into a Financial Analyst career. I am currently an inc ...

    14 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 24 2018 - 4:00am -

  7. Can't break into IB- NEED ADVICE (GMAT Prep or Modeling Course)

    A little background on myself: Graduated with a bachelors in Finance in December of 2017. Had no banking internships throughout my undergrad years as my school wasn't a target IB school (Even though I had a 3.86 GPA). After graduating I managed to la ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 28 2018 - 6:58pm -

  8. Small Boutique IB or BB Wealth Management

    Hi Guys, So I'm caught in a bit of a dilemma. I am coming from a non-target school, graduating in a couple of weeks with Finance degree, 1st gen college student. Didn't do BB summer internship, but I went overseas and worked at a 2B+ hedgefund a ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2017 - 2:10pm -

  9. Top megafund P/E compliance role or transaction processing BB?

    I'm currently a compliance analyst in NYC. I recently interviewed with a top megafund for q compliance role (temp to permanent) I also interviewed with a top BB for transaction processing role (full time) both firms gave offers, what do you think wou ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 12 2019 - 10:30am -

  10. Goldman Sachs 2017 Superday

    Hey guys! I recently (Jan 10) completed the superday for GS in the Jersey City office. This particular position is in the Finance division for the Controller's function. I'm hoping maybe I can connect with other prospective hires? Also, can anyo ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 3:00pm -

  11. Why ib is pathetic nowadays

    The important point is that programmers don't pay taxes. Given a 220k takehome a programmer is making 90k more than an associate. Programming requires no real credentials or experience, an associate requires an MBA. The programmer invests his 90k in ...

    14 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 17 2017 - 1:42am -

  12. HL Dallas?

    Anybody heard anything about HL Dallas? Specifically about the RX group? Know the HL RX NY office is a top RX group but havent heard anything about the more regional offices. #accounting #finance investment Houlihan Capital Houlihan Lokey, Inc. Houlihan L ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 21 2019 - 12:23am -

  13. 1031 Exchange information and resources

    Hi, I am new here. I have been looking into new investment opportunities. I really like the tax benefits of 1031 exchanges but I need to do some more reading / research to see what kind of return I will be looking at. Does anyone have any recommendations ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 22 2018 - 11:38pm -

  14. Help me pick my Undergrad B-School- U Mich (Ross), UNC-CH (Kenan-Flagler), USC (Marshall)

    Hi everyone, first post here! I've been trying to decide for awhile now on which school to go to four the next 4 years. I'm from VA, so all of these schools are out-of-state. I have been admitted into all 3 of these schools business programs and ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 8:13pm -

  15. A student lied about graduation date to OTPP Infra and received an offer (be vocal/not be vocal)

    Hi all, So I heard of a Canadian masters student lying to one of the biggest pension plan regarding her graduation date to attain a winter internship offer starting in 2018. I'm wondering if OTPP should be aware of this? Because OTPP specifically ind ...

    8 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 23 2017 - 3:12am -

  16. Breaking into Corporate development through MBA from an Engineering background

    I have a background in Electrical Engineering and technical experience in telecoms. I am in an M7 MBA school and was not able to get an internship in Corp. Dev. What can I do to improve my fulltime chances? #accounting #finance investment ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 15 2018 - 9:07pm -

  17. UBC Sauder vs Umich LSA Economics

    Looking to get into IB. Not 100% sure I'm into Investment Banking, but I'm confident I want a high paying finance job right after undergrad. I didn't get into Ross at UMich and I believe their new policy states you can't transfer once ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2017 - 6:15pm -

  18. Advice for Canadian student at non-target (UBC/Sauder) with an average gpa (sub 3.5). Any advice would be appreciated!!

    I have no industry connections, mediocre grades due to transferring programs to commerce pretty late, and I have no relevant internship experience or EC's. Im finding its hard to even get involved on campus since clubs ask for your grades and previou ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2018 - 2:47am -

  19. Investment Banking Career Path

    Not sure how to delete the forum. delete delete delete delete delete delete deletev deletev delete delete delete delete #accounting #finance investment No Yes 269215 319019 203949 398822 406528 ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2019 - 8:00pm -

  20. How do I set myself up to have the best exit opportunities once I qualify as an accountant?

    hi there i'm currently working for a big bank here in London and am about 1/3 way through my accounting qualification and i'm wondering how i can make sure that i have the best chance of moving into something a bit more " front office " ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 5 2016 - 3:02pm -

  21. Credit Suisse vs Mizuho vs SMBC

    banking goldman Goldman Sachs investment banking #accounting #finance investment bbulge ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 10 2017 - 1:58am -

  22. Why start-ups are better than big banks

    Before I begin, I will admit this is highly dependent on different circumstances within each start-up, and the growth potential of your specific company. However, I am making the case that start-ups are better than any BB or established firm due to a coup ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 15 2018 - 5:50pm -

  23. How to network/get the prized internship Target school

    Hello All, Freshman undergrad student at Wharton here aiming for megafund PE after graduation. Dont have anything lined up for the summer and while I do realize it is pretty early, I would like to learn more about the process so when I'm a sophomore/ ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2017 - 8:18am -

  24. Best Job to Learn Investing

    Hi, new member here. To give some background info, I'm 19, currently applying for college and I've been immersed in business from a young age. Had 3 failed businesses, currently starting a new one. My goal is to become an investor in the future. ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 20 2017 - 1:20pm -

  25. which should I do for summer internship??? S&T at a lower tier MM bank vs IB at a no name boutique

    Hi WSO, I'm wondering what you all think I should do in the case that I end up with only the offers I currently have. I'll still be hearing back from many firms and I think I still have a chance with some BB 's in Hong Kong for IBD, but let ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2017 - 6:44pm -

  26. Transfer or no transfer?

    Hello everyone, I'm a rising sophomore at a LAC in upstate NY (liberty league) majoring in CS and Econ with a 3.7. I'm satisfied with my school but I feel like I could push further up the ladder for more prestige and OCR. Going into college I di ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 25 2018 - 4:50pm -

  27. Alternative career path: Math PhD?

    Hi folks, I am a sophomore at UNC majoring in math. I worked as an intern at the Investment Banking division at Industrial Bank Co.(China). During this internship, I found that I really hate office work. I enjoy intellectual freedom and wouldn't want ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2018 - 11:04am -

  28. To be or Not to be? Asset Management- Allianz Global Investors: Stepping Stone

    I successfully secured a position on the Allianz Global Investors' Graduate Program in London. Would like to hear some other peoples' thoughts on the program, the reputation, and potential exit opportunities of the program. Is it a good company ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 14 2018 - 4:43pm -

  29. Cold email vs being referenced first?

    [EDITED] Hi all, I have a relative who did an internship at a BB about 7 years ago. He gave some contacts of people who still work there. He offered to send an "intro email" to some of them for me, but I feel like being direct with these contact ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2018 - 8:01pm -

  30. what is my best plan of action

    I am a senior from a non-target public university (3.5 GPA) majoring in accounting with work experience in small accounting positions, however this last summer I completed a Finance Summer Analyst program at a top Health Insurance company. My goal is to g ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 22 2017 - 4:48pm -

  31. Desperately in Need of Financial Career Advice

    Hello everyone! I have periodically sifted through WSO over the last few years as I have always been interested in Investment Banking and high-level finance, but I am finally at the age where it is time to figure out my career path. I go to a poor college ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 13 2017 - 10:04pm -

  32. Career advice! B school and job search

    Hey all, Long story short, can't decide between dropping $$$$ on IU MBA program or a low tier 1 school for half the cost? I went to a shite undergrad school with a bus admin degree. Also, I am trying to break into a firm in Charleston, SC. I only hav ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 28 2019 - 9:34am -

  33. Using Models to Invest

    Are models relevant to actual investing? I feel like IB models businesses with strategies that do not accurately reflect what a business is and will be in x amount of years. It seems more like technical analysis rather than fundamental analysis which is p ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2019 - 10:49am -

  34. Investment Manager Research Intern; Career Prospects/Exit Opportunities?

    I am an incoming Investment Manager Research intern at a large consulting firm, and am looking to gain insight into the career path/exit opportunities within this field. Essentially, I will be working with Associates/Analysts covering different asset clas ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2019 - 1:33am -

  35. Lateral Switch from Audit to Investment Banking Feasibility?

    Hello good people of WSO, I'm currently in my third year of college with an internship at one of the Big 4's audit division for the upcoming summer. HOWEVER, I do not want to study for the CPA and reach the 150 credit requirement. My question is ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 17 2019 - 8:49pm -

  36. Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Avid reader here. Many thanks to the community for the insight, advice, and laughs. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. I recently graduated with a BS / MBA from a non target with a 3.8/3.97 (full ride if it matters). I thought accounting woul ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Sep 18 2018 - 10:11pm -

  37. IB 2019 networking

    Hey so just finished a FO internship in a BB (NYC). Networked within the bank and got an MD in IB to ask for my cell number and wanted to set up a meeting next week. My internship is done and I was emailing through the company email, no longer in my contr ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jul 20 2018 - 8:02pm -

  38. Living Like The Other Half

    To those working in IB, when did you begin upgrading your lifestyle? What are some big purchases you've made thus far? What position did you hold and how many years of experience did you have? #accounting #finance investment ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 10:22pm -

  39. How To Understand Risk Tolerance Level?

    I have read somewhere "Understanding your risk tolerance is like being able to find a shoe size that fits you well" so how calculate my Risk Tolerance #accounting #finance investment ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 8 2018 - 12:54am -

  40. online excel/modeling programs for undergrad summer.

    hello all, taking a break from studying for finals and had an idea that came to mind. I'm finishing up my freshman year in the Business Honors Program at a flagship state school not considered a target or semi, but has an incredible network and stron ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2017 - 5:07pm -

  41. How exactly does “arranged financing” work?

    Prime brokers offer what is called "arranged financing" which allows hedge funds to gain maximum leverage- more than allowed under the Portfolio Financing platform. I understand there is an element of stock lending where some or most of the Hedg ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2017 - 12:41pm -