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  2. If you're a young person interested in IB and you like to frequent this forum, let this post be a warning to you. This forum has a serious problem; there's a toxic streak of elitism, obsession with prestige, and looking down on non-IBers and peo ...

    52 comments14 Mar 2020 -

  3. HSBC Postpones FT start date

    Investment Banking

    Just heard from a friend who accepted a position at HSBC that her start date is being pushed from July to early October due to COVID. Any other banks doing the same? #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career Salary ...

    35 comments20 Apr 2020 -

  4. Looks like Christmas has come early this year...for some Rumor has it that the following firms have kicked off; post your observations below! New Mountain KKR Centerbridge Ares Summit Thoma Bravo Apollo TPG Warburg Pincus CD&R Carlyle AEA Berkshire Pa ...

    116 comments24 Jul 2019 -

  5. Hello. I have been accepted to a good amount of colleges and have ruled out all but these five (OSU, IU, WashU, Emory, Villanova). If I am interested in business (most likely will major in finance, and maybe accounting too, as I believe I would enjoy a ca ...

    19 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Hello everyone! I am currently doing my undergraduate in Applied Economics & Finance with a minor in Accounting. I would like go get my master's degree in finance; however, I am not sure which finance program to choose because apparently there ar ...

    12 comments25 Apr 2020 -

  7. 2019 Internship

    Job Search Advice

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    23 comments26 Jul 2018 -

  8. I'm a 2nd-year Finance student at a top 30 Business School in the Twin Cities (Nothing close to Ivy-worthy). I'm near the point where I need to decide on a career path, does anyone have any advice on pursuing IB, Public Accounting at the Big 4, ...

    18 comments4 Aug 2018 -

  9. Hello. I'm a 3rd year student at University of Toronto in Rotman Commerce and I'm looking into a career in finance (IB, PE, HF all great). I interned last summer for 10 weeks at Goldman here in Toronto and really enjoyed it. I've been think ...

    12 comments6 May 2020 -

  10. Is this an appropriate email to send a Big 4 accounting recruiter that I'm reneging on in favor of a banking job? Hello______, It is with great difficulty that I've decided and regretfully have to inform you I will not be able to join______ as a ...

    10 comments12 Nov 2019 -

  11. Which email to network to?

    Investment Banking

    Hey monkeys, I've tried searching this up a bit but can't seem to find any direct or clear answers. When you connect with people on Linkedin, you can often see their contact info which includes their email. However, often it is their personal em ...

    11 comments21 Jul 2019 -

  12. Quick question!

    Job Search Advice

    Hypothetically speaking, say I graduate with a 3.0 or under that; will I be assed out in finding a job in finance? Will I be able to find a job with a BA/ BS from a non targeted school? #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career ...

    13 comments3 Oct 2018 -

  13. Am I too late??

    Investment Banking

    Background: rising junior at a target school So I completely missed out on the early round of recruiting, where a lot of people at my school already got offers for summer 2019. It seems like they bumped recruiting to a ridiculously early time this year an ...

    12 comments13 Jul 2018 -

  14. Hey guys I did a summer intern at BB, and accepted the full time return offer in the S&T division. However, I just received an email from one of the best hedge funds in the street regarding the interview of a trading /investing position. (DE Shaw / Mi ...

    8 comments27 Oct 2019 -

  15. Hi Guys. I had a question about breaking into the Big 4- Financial Advisory. Context- I did my undergrad at a tier 1-B school in the UK, majoring in Finance. Graduated with a strong GPA. I have ~3 years of full-time work experience (2015- 2018) at a tech ...

    9 comments6 May 2020 -

  16. Hi everyone, I'm currently a senior trying to decide whether to apply to Dartmouth or Princeton early decision for undergrad. I really like both schools a lot, virtually equally, so my decision now basically comes down to OCR, internships, academics, ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  17. Master's for IB Career

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I am an Indian student applying to UK universities for MSc in Finance. Right now I hold an Offer from University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and Queen Mary University London. I would be grateful if anyone could help me decide what to pick by ...

    6 comments2 Jun 2020 -

  18. Hey guys I did a summer intern at BB, and accepted the full time return offer in the S&T division. However, I just received an email from one of the best hedge funds in the street regarding the interview of a trading /investing position. (DE Shaw / Mi ...

    7 comments23 Oct 2019 -

  19. Hi all, There is a possibility that I will have an interview with Signature Estate & Investment Advisors (SEIA) at their Newport Beach office. I am interested in the Junior Analyst position and was wondering if anyone had any insights into their inter ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  20. Hello, which one of these schools is better for accounting Rotman or UTSC co-op? Which one would give me better opportunities in the long run. Thank you for the responses. #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career Salary ...

    6 comments23 Jul 2019 -

  21. Offer Decision Help Needed

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, I am a current junior trying to decide on which internship offer would give the the greatest probability for a successful career. I would like to eventually end up in PE ideally focusing on tech or consumers. Apologies if this is too lengthy of a ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. Hi, I am currently a Senior at a City University in New York and am hoping to get some advice from the community. I have 2 IB summer internships, and most recently completed an equity research internship at a bulge bracket bank. Unfortunately, I did not r ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  23. If colleges were stocks

    Investment Banking

    Which colleges do you see moving up the most in the rankings (university overall or undergraduate business school) over the next ten years? If colleges were stocks which stock (college) do you think has the most upside (based upon their US News ranking)? ...

    6 comments12 Feb 2019 -

  24. Hi, Pretty much the title. I am applying for university in the UK and need to choose soon between Economics and Management Oxford, PPE Oxford and Land Economy at Trinity College Cambridge. Land Economy would be easiest to get into, whereas Economics and M ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  25. I've read WSO for a while now, but this will be my first post since those I've talked to all offer the same generic advice on this issue. I just graduated high school this year and recently moved to a new city. I'm a first-year finance majo ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  26. Raymond James vs Oppenheimer

    Investment Banking

    Hello, I want to get some thoughts on comparing these two banks. What is IB culture? comp? exit opps? prestige? Basically pro's and con's of joining these banks at an analyst level. Thank you! #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career ...

    5 comments26 Nov 2019 - Prospect in IB - Gen

  27. Currently at a non-target, but I'll be attending a UK target uni for my Master's starting this September. Will I have missed the London 2020 SA recruiting cycle by this time? How/when should I go about applying to these programs given my circums ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  28. Hi, I am a super non-target(GPA3.7+) and I have been networking pretty hard for about 6 months. I have a good network built up and with 2021 applications opening I want to ask my network for the referrals. Most conversations have gone well and they have r ...

    3 comments21 Apr 2020 -

  29. Undergrad- Penn CAS vs. Wharton

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi All, I am a current high school senior, and I want to go into finance, probably Hedge Fund after a couple of years of IB and B-school. Do Penn CAS Economics kids have the same, or roughly similar, opportunities, such as OCR and summer internships, as W ...

    3 comments30 Aug 2019 - Prospect in _none

  30. Which college should I select?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I was wondering which college I should select for undergrad business. I've been accepted to IU, Purdue, and Butler, and have been wondering which choice would present me with the most career options. I've heard that IU is very strong, but af ...

    3 comments11 Nov 2018 -

  31. Rising junior recruiting for Summer 2021 analyst positions. I've been having a hard time with the recruiting process--wanted to see how many companies have already started making offers #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career All United ...

    2 comments16 Jun 2020 -

  32. Every opinion on the topic is accepted. I am going to go to college this autumn and study BSc in Accounting and Finance. I want to become a financial analyst and work in the stock market, an investment company (like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Fidelity etc) ...

    2 comments27 May 2020 -

  33. I am about to start an Access to Higher Education course which will enable me to attend university (upon successful completion) at the start of the 2020/2021 academic year. I want to work within the field of economics, and am unsure of which university co ...

    2 comments24 Aug 2019 -

  34. Which career path to pick- Business Development or Corporate Finance?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hey guys! I desperately need of your knowledgeable opinions! Which career path should I pick? Today, I'll be completing my 3 month internship program from a renowned financial advisory firm (they wanna hire me). They made me rotate among various depa ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  35. What are some of your favorite podcasts that you all listen to relating to business, finance, banking, etc? #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career Salary ...

    2 comments16 Apr 2019 -

  36. Hi all, I'm a sophomore at a semi-target school. Received a call today with an offer for an Internal Audit summer internship at a large financial services firm (think Blackstone, KKR). 10-week program, $25/hour. Was wondering if anyone had insights o ...

    2 comments3 Feb 2019 -

  37. Yale admit, now what?

    Job Search Advice

    I was accepted to Yale for my undergraduate studies and am planning on double majoring in applied math and econ. I want to work in finance, but I'm unsure if my majors are fitting and what opportunities there are. I've researched investment bank ...

    2 comments11 Jan 2019 -

  38. Hi Monkeys, I recently created an online course that's basically a step-by-step guide to recruiting for an investment bank. It's based on my experience interviewing (20+ interviews), networking, and asking colleagues. My background: Tier 1 IB SA ...

    1 comment15 Jun 2020 -

  39. European Business School Recruiting

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi all, I am at Bocconi university now doing my first year of the MSc Finance. Recruitment season has passed, and many people here are a little sad as they did not receive many interviews. I was wondering how it was in other top business schools, let' ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 - Prospect in 

  40. I'm finishing up my accounting degree from a state school and realized I have no interest to work as a CPA. I was thinking to double major to choose a different career path. I have three options to complement my accounting degree: Economics, Finance, ...

    1 comment28 Feb 2020 -

  41. Hi, how are you? I am currently an MSc in Economics student at Bocconi University, Italy (no. 3 business school in Europe in this year's FT ranking). Fluent in 4 languages. Upon graduation I would like to move to the U.S. (preferably west coast) to s ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  42. Hello everyone, I have been lurking on WSO for quite some time now and now I have finally decided to write a post now that I am desperate. It is time to swallow my pride and get to work! I am currently a Senior at a Non-target school in a decent city (thi ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  43. Honest Appraisal

    Job Search Advice

    I'd like to start of by giving a big thanks to the posters here, WSO is an amazing resource for career-advice. I'm new to the forum and I was wondering if I could receive some strategy advice re: my career. Background: I am a senior accounting s ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  44. How would you invest donor money?

    Business School and GMAT

    If you had the opportunity to start a fund at your University, without any restrictions, what would you invest in? My University is a non-target and needs something to differentiate itself from other Universities. This fund has to be something that draws ...

    1 comment23 Nov 2019 -

  45. Wanted to see everyone's thoughts on VT's SEED (Student-managed Endowment for Educational Development), which manages a portfolio of roughly $5 million. The placement (can't link) also seemed pretty solid considering that it is a non-target ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  46. What certifications can an undergrad pursuing IBD or S &T complete while still in school? I can do Bloomberg Market Concepts, which is free through Terminals in the library. Is there anything else free (or super low cost) worth pursuing? I know there ...

    1 comment31 Jul 2019 -

  47. I am a high school student with average grades. I am currently in 11th grade. My grades so far have not been too bad. My current lowest mark in a university/mixed level course is a 70% (in Biology, and I am never taking it again) and my highest is an 81% ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  48. Hey everyone, I am a senior at a non-target, yet well known business school in Boston. I have a finance major, computer information systems minor, and am graduating in May 2019. So I am interested in a role in finance- whether FP&A, ER, PE, or IB. My ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  49. Offer Decision Help Part 2.

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, I recently made a post here soliciting offer decision help between an upstream O&G private equity internship position, a boutique IB position, and a BB sales and trading role. After reading your responses and doing some reflection I was pretty ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  50. It has been a while since I have thought in changing my career path, and the finance industry is in the spotlight. For obvious reasons it is a tough decision since I lack of the experience and knowledge. I am thinking of ways to do so, however, the most s ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  51. Does it make sense?

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, I come from a non-target school in Italy (top 10 public schools), where I got my Master's degree in Corporate finance, and I am currently working in the Corporate Finance division of a Big-4. Prior than that, I have worked at GE as an intern ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  52. I'm currently an incoming sophomore at a semi-target school doing an internship at a private wealth management firm (that's what was recommended for me to do in my freshman summer). I hope to get an investment banking internship next summer as I ...

    1 comment4 Jun 2019 -

  53. Would studying abroad at at LSE during my junior year be worth it enough over losing out on potential campus recruitment/job opportunities? I currently got a top 11 target school in the US. Thanks in advance! #accounting #finance #recruiting #university # ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  54. Hi, I am currently a Senior at a City University in New York and am hoping to get some advice from the community. I have 2 IB summer internships, and most recently completed an equity research internship at a bulge bracket bank. Unfortunately, I did not r ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  55. WM Internships

    Job Search Advice

    Which types of skills from wealth management jobs/internships can be leveraged for other finance paths? Not that I have little interest in this career, however I think this is something that I would prefer to pursue as a career change further into my prof ...

    1 comment16 Apr 2019 -

  56. Hey WSO, I have a quick question regarding my ensuing background check for a WM internship this summer at a BB. On my resume, I had listed my first relevant employment experience working with my father in his construction/real-estate business handling pap ...

    1 comment14 Apr 2019 -

  57. I'm a sophomore at a target school, but I feel like I don't know when applications are due. I know that recruitment starts sophomore spring, but I don't know how to find all the applications because the university doesn't want recruitm ...

    1 comment27 Feb 2019 -

  58. Hi all, I'm not female, but I didn't see a post for Women in Finance opportunities so thought I would make a thread to potentially assist in consolidating these specific programs for applicants. Bringing this up now because I've come across ...

    1 comment28 Jan 2019 -

  59. Delete....................................................................................................................................................................................................... #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #car ...

    1 comment3 Jan 2019 -

  60. Hi all, I am currently a Junior at one of the semi-target schools. I recently applied for an investment analyst internship at one of the higher end HF 's in my city. Unfortunately, they told me they had filled their analysts role, but were wondering ...

    1 comment6 Nov 2018 -

  61. Hello! I am a current sophomore at a non-target. I was lucky enough to snag a spot at a reputable boutique this summer in one of their more exciting groups (very thankful and blessed; not bashing on IB in this post at all). After lots of introspection, I ...

    1 comment5 Nov 2018 -

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    1 comment25 Oct 2018 -

  63. I got an offer from 'Next 4' accounting firm for Fall 2019. The problem is that I graduate in December 2018 and would like to start work in January, but they do not have enough spots as of right now. The recruiter said she would keep me abreast ...

    1 comment8 Aug 2018 -

  64. Please help, I'm not sure where I should focus my efforts on... I know some places are already done recruiting for next summer. #accounting #finance #recruiting #university #career ...

    1 comment12 Jul 2018 -