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  2. The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

    Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the process of transferring and was frustrated by the lack of a centralized source of information about transfer friendly schools for IB, so I made one for the website. Anyone who has some value to add related to placement ...

    207 comments - 32 silver bananas - May 12 2018 - 10:40pm -

  3. Wall Street Oasis Needs an iPhone App

    I was wondering how come WSO has no iOS app? I am sure it would be widely used if it were to exist. I don't know about you guys, but whenever I'm on this site using Safari on iPhone, posting comments tends to be hassle. I would certainly use the ...

    18 comments - 9 silver bananas - Nov 15 2018 - 2:17pm -

  4. 400 hours for the GMAT?

    Hello WSO, Firstly I am very grateful that I have found this forum and I sincerely hope that this community can aid me in attaining my goal. At any rate, from June to July/August 2016 I will have the opportunity to study for the GMAT. My aim is 740 and I ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2016 - 10:05pm -

  5. Ivey HBA non-aeo applicant.

    I am a non-aeo student at western university, currently waiting to hear back from Ivey for their HBA program. For those who have been accepted or have gone through the process, how competitive is an 81.4% cumulative 2 yr average, EC's are summer plac ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 9:54pm -

  6. Whens the best time to apply?

    I am a senior and graduating in May. I'm looking for a job full time. I know most of the major banks have completed their application process for the undergrad programs in NY but jobs are constantly posted on their job search functions. My question i ...

    70 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 27 2012 - 8:03pm -

  7. GMAT + GRE or Just GRE for MBA/Masters Dual Degree

    I've been trying to find a thread that relates to this, but haven't found a relevant one. I'm planning on pursuing a MBA dual degree with a masters in another field (leaning towards urban planning, but basically something that doesn't ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 28 2018 - 2:12pm -

  8. Withdrawing application and reapplying?

    So, I made a silly and stupid mistake on one of my online application forms (the supplement to OCR). I decided to withdraw my application and reapply with a different email address. The reason being that I applied to two locations and the firm only lets y ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2013 - 6:08am -

  9. Strategy for Dividing MBA Schools by Round

    Hello hello. My plan is to apply to: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Booth, Kellogg, and Yale (as of now, in that order). Wharton- Stretch Columbia (ED?), Kellogg, MIT, and Booth- I'm competitive Yale- Strong I'm looking for some advice as to how ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2014 - 5:22am -

  10. Barclays EMEA Video Interview

    Hey there, anyone know anything about Barclays' new Video Interview stage that apparently replaces the first round telephone interview with HR? I have been invited to one for an internship position in London, but no idea what to expect. What to Expec ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2018 - 9:36pm -

  11. Goldman Online Application

    The online GS application has non-mandatory sections where you can fill in things such as leadership experience, AP scores, etc. There are also mandatory fields, like cover/motivation letter (where you have to copy/paste, can't upload), etc. Do you a ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2012 - 2:31pm -

  12. Applying to HBS, Stanford GSB, and...

    It has been a while since I posted on here- the last 2 weeks have been really busy as I have been traveling and dealing with various situations that have been popping up. I have not had a lot of time to work on my b-school apps, but I have made a couple o ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2012 - 5:07pm -

  13. Could it really just be "bad luck"?

    Update: Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, I really appreciate it! Interviews application internship ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 11:30pm -

  14. Opinions on My CV? Applying for Pre-experience MFin at FT Top20 Business Schools from CE, Non-target Econ Undergrad

    Would you please review my one-pager CV? Thanks in advance! I come from Central Europe, Econ Undergrad, Non-target School. Academic Achievements, Extracurricular Activities, and BB Back-office Internship. GMAT not taken yet. application Application mistak ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 21 2017 - 12:43pm -

  15. Miscalculated GPA (.03 off)- when should I inform?

    Tomorrow I have the final round of a IB firm. I ordered an official transcript in preparation of a background check and at school we had a grade on our transcript for defending our independent work. I counted it the same as my written independent work (2 ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2012 - 6:10pm -

  16. CFA+GMAT in 6 months?

    Need advice from my fellow monkeys. I've been wanting to take cfa level I for some time, but it kept getting delayed. I need to re-study for my GMAT, get the score i want, and then apply for round 1 deadline. I'm wondering though if it would be ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 8:56pm -

  17. The Life of Ricardo: What is Your Comparative Advantage?

    "You've got good grades, the right major, interesting and relevant work experience and extracurriculars, but your CV looks a lot like all the other CVs in this pile". My career advisor in Sophomore year of university, when I expressed inter ...

    11 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 21 2016 - 8:00pm -

  18. Struggling to overcome bad undergraduate grades even with a masters.

    I am in the UK and majority of large companies require a 2:1 in your undergraduate studies. They make you click a box which says you got above a 2:1. If you don't click it you can't pursue the application further. The thing is I am doing a maste ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2016 - 6:38pm -

  19. Withdraw Application to change internship division?

    Hello everyone, this is my first post, but I have been reading along here for quite some time, and this forum has helped me a lot so far. Now I would like to ask for advice on my situation. I am an undergraduate student in my 1st year (Economics) and just ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 6 2014 - 4:09am -

  20. Need experience for job; Need job for experience

    Some internship postings are for "rising sophomores & rising juniors", yet they require "prior work experience". To me, that's just pure bizarre. It's almost like they expect you to have an IBD internship right out of hig ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 6:58pm -

  21. Be a WSO Troll

    Interested in being a WSO Troll? let me know. PM or email me at [email protected] We don't expect you to put in much more addt'l time than you already spend on WSO, just that you help keep an eye out for opportunities to troll whi ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2012 - 8:55am -

  22. Hiring of which division is least impacted??

    Hi Guys, Which division below is least impacted by the recent finanical downturn? S&T, IBD, AM, Research, Risk....... I reckon S&T is heavily impacted and IBD is a bit better. What about Research and AM?Are they still hiring juniors? Any input is ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2011 - 9:09am -

  23. How do you research a company?

    I'm applying for an insight day (UK) and so I have to answer this, "Please summarise a recent event or development relating to local, regional or global activity that impacts our industry." I know nothing about J P Morgan. How do I go about ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2015 - 2:39pm -

  24. Imperial MSc Finance Application

    Hi guys, I am considering to apply for the Imperial College MSc in Finance. First here is basically my profile: Master in management from a relatively good French business school GPA 13/20 French system (about 3.0 I think?) GMAT 680 (Q47,V36) TOEFL 103 Re ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 8:34pm -

  25. BoA FT IB

    Anybody know if FT Applications for BoA are open?? The website (link below) says return to the page on Sept.1st. Does this mean the application was open only for a day? http://campus.bankofamerica.com/americas-applicati... Investment Banking interview Ful ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2013 - 10:47pm -

  26. Do consulting firms fly you in for interviews if you're far from the target office?

    I heard that they'll fly you across a couple of states if they're interested. What I'm wondering is if they'll fly you across the Atlantic as well... Only BCG and Mck have offices in my country but I'd like to have a plan B in cas ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 6:15pm -

  27. Submit IB summer 2018 analyst app with no networking, or wait and network then submit later?

    Post deleted-no longer relevant--------------------------------------------------------------------- Investment Banking IB college recruiting recruiting Summer 2018 summer internship application ...

    6 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 30 2017 - 12:52am -

  28. Is it appropriate to include a photo with application?

    I light of Eddie's post entitled "Ugly Women Land More Interviews*" I would like to officially ask this question. In case your too lazy to read the post, the gist is that for men the number of interviews received is positively associated wi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2013 - 11:59am -

  29. Withdrawing and Resubmitting Application

    Hey so I applied to the Douglas Paul Scholarship Program at Credit Suisse. However, I needed to withdraw my application and resubmitted under a different email account because I had problems uploading my SAT scores. Is it a big deal if they see I withdrew ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 22 2011 - 10:06pm -

  30. Bain Singapore Online Application Deadline

    Hi, I would be very thankful if any of you knows what is the deadline for Bain Singapore online application for FT position in 2012? I am a local student in one of SE Asia's smaller countries so online app is the only way I can apply. Thank you all i ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2011 - 4:56am -

  31. Need Advice- Oliver Wyman

    Hi I want to get into consulting and have be applying to various firms. I have completed my undergraduate degree + Masters. i recently applied to Oliver Wyman and was wondering, how long do they take to get back to you in regards to moving forward with th ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 14 2016 - 3:57pm -

  32. Why does Piper Jaffray ask if you worked at E&Y?

    Why does the Piper Jaffray SA app ask if you have worked at Ernst & Young? Does that disqualify you or give you an advantage? Does EY audit them or something, and they can't hire someone that has audited them? Makes no sense to me. Do other banks ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 31 2011 - 5:14am -

  33. Differences between various rounds of admission

    A lot of universities have multiple rounds of admission for their various graduate programs, including B-school. Is there any difference between applying for one round or another? Is there any advantage for applying in an earlier round? application busine ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 1:46pm -

  34. Alternative ways of securing FT offer

    Hi everyone, This is my first post on WSO so please bare with me. I am a fresh graduate of Copenhagen Business School, having just completed my masters in Finance and Investments (M.Sc. Finance and Investments). This means that I am currently in the proce ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 29 2018 - 9:42am -

  35. Goldman 2015 App

    Submitted the app for this recruiting cycle. There was no space for a cover letter-- have others experienced this issue? cover letter Goldman Sachs gs Investment Banking junior recruiting resume application ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 12:05am -

  36. Citigroup: "your resume/CV must contain all your final high school grades"

    What exactly does this mean on the application? Should we include just our high school gpa? AP Scores? ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2013 - 12:18pm -

  37. Looking for honest advice on chances at top mba

    Hello WSO. I'm a project manager for a small business consulting firm in Mexico with a few "international" projects (I say "international" because all our foreign clients are in South America- no projects overseas or to the north ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2013 - 6:58pm -

  38. Which is most effective?

    Let's say for example you are applying to an intern position at a mid-sized firm. In terms of response rate, would it be better to apply via Doostang where it is listed, or is it better to send an email directly to the [email protected]? Basically, w ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2013 - 9:10pm -

  39. College Career Portal or LinkedIn

    So I recently found a buyside position I'm very interested in that has been advertised on both my college's careers portal (recent alum: 2011) and LinkedIn. Any advice as to which I should submit my application on? I'm guessing LinkedIn wou ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2012 - 1:55pm -

  40. cover letter/resume

    can they be in different fonts if they both look good individually that way, or should they be the same- do they look sloppy/uncoordinated when sent together? thanks cover letter resume application ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2012 - 7:34pm -

  41. Will this be considered lying on my application?

    I am applying for graduate programs (types and titles are not relevant). I am a double major at my university. I only picked up the second one since I got breezed by the first major with perfect 4.0. However, my second major I did not do so well in (3.1). ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2014 - 10:52am -

  42. Is it bad to apply in so many forms?

    I have applied to a few firms doing the typical technique of OCR drop plus the online application that they require as a formality. However, I also thanked many of my contacts after submitting my application and they told me to send them my CV so they cou ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2013 - 10:31pm -

  43. Deleted

    Deleted resume illegal application 2012 FT recruiting 1st internship ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2013 - 3:28pm -

  44. Salary question

    I have been in the application process for a major company and gone through some of their rounds. I am at the point now where they do ask me to disclose my salary. However, my salary right now is pretty low and I dont want: 1.) Them to think I am not good ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2012 - 3:13am -

  45. MSF Application Rounds

    Generally, from round 1 to round 2 to round 3, does admissions get increasing more competitive? I am trying to figure out the best time to take the GMAT. Thanks. msf application deadline rounds Masters of Science in Finance ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2015 - 10:44am -

  46. Part time Student during my last year

    Hello, I am a last year BEng student. In september, I still had to take 19 credits so decided to split it in 2 semesters 8/11. I wasnt allowed and didnt want to take 19 credits in one shot. I didnt find any good 1 credit class and my work load is already ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2013 - 11:28am -

  47. What is wrong with this application?

    Hi guys, I know you must be thinking....this is yet another resume/cover letter post again....but I would really appreciate if someone can look over my application. I am trying to get ready for the next semi-recruiting cycle in January/February. I just gr ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 11:56pm -

  48. Applied to wrong job, tell someone or just go with it?

    Long story short, I chose Advisory- IT Risk Assurance instead of just Assurance/Audit. Dumb mistake, but I was doing all my applications in one day, and say the word "assurance" (which is what some of the big 4 call their audit positions) and fi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2012 - 10:09pm -

  49. Is it better to apply on a Monday/Tuesday as opposed to a Friday?

    I am about to send in an application for an entry level position consulting firm, where I am going to use a partner's referral. I'm not really sure if I should send it (and an email to him letting him know I applied) on a Friday. Is there a high ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2012 - 8:07pm -

  50. Epic application is epic

    http://dealbreaker.com/2010/12/citi-analyst-applic... LOL PS: It's old I just randomly run into this and tought it was fun application ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 7:08pm -

  51. Need advice for interesting situation

    Hi guys, I completed an internship with a BB last year but was not offered a FT chance due to headcount issues (they tried to find placements for me at some other divisions but to no avail). Is it advisable to apply to the same department in the same BB f ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2011 - 12:31pm -

  52. Resume for B school Application

    Accepted an offer for Summer Tax associate at big 4 firm, (yea ik fuck the big 4 and tax, eventually plan to go M&A or to the street). I digress, I was wondering if it was uncommon or weird to put this internship on my resume, solely to be sent to B s ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2016 - 12:09pm -

  53. Asking for a referral from a MBB consultant

    I went to a McKinsey recruitment presentation at my school, and had a pretty decent chat after with an engagement manager. He gave me his email. Would it be appropriate for me to send him my CV, and ask if he could forward it to the relevant people? Also ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2016 - 6:59am -

  54. Applying through university's job portal- advice needed

    I found an interesting job position for an intern at a BB through my university's job portal. It is for a BB I went for a networking event a few years ago, but I have never spoken to employees there ever since. I do remember one MD's name and I ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 5:07pm -

  55. Application and transcript

    Do the business schools like WBS,CASS, LSE..accept transcripts made by the dean of the university?in other words,the student's' office releases only in a different language and i do not want to pass through the path of translation,that's li ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2012 - 2:34am -

  56. Subjective Question for business school App

    Fellow Monkeys, I am a junior finance major at a semi-target school with a 3.5 GPA and am extremely interested in the trading and risks program they offer. I am in the middle of writing 6 essays for the application and entry is extremely competitive and w ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2012 - 1:28am -

  57. Wrong Location

    Already had a preliminary interview, which I passed, they had me fill out an applicant profile. I put my location preference as place X. Then Y and Z. I was indifferent between Y and Z, but when I interviewed it was for location Z, but now it seems like t ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 10:58am -

  58. what hour to apply for best results

    So as we all know there are special months and seasons in which it is "ideal" to apply during. But what about on the more microscopic scale? Is there a Best "hour" of the day you should be applying for positions? Does it vary based on ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2012 - 2:59am -

  59. Help with essay question

    Hey guys (and gals), I am applying for a "Chicago Finance Week" with my bschool. It's basically going to be a week of networking and listening to informational speakers in Chicago. The application requires two essays... the more challenging ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2012 - 3:49pm -

  60. Essay question for UBS application

    Hey UBS has this essay question in its application: *Describe the achievement of which you are most proud(1000 character limit). What is the best way to approach these questions? Thanks! application ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2011 - 9:43pm -

  61. Standardized test scores on a company's job application

    I am applying to firms online (in the UK now), and many places ask for standardized test scores such as SAT and GMAT. Would it be a bad idea if I left these blank? I was not able to get excellent scores (mid 1300s and upper 600s) and don't want to ge ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:01am -

  62. Deal Sheet?

    I contacted an MD recently at a regional investment bank, who is also an alum from my school. He requested a cover letter, resume, and deal sheet. Is a deal sheet just another term for a transcript or does it include actual deals I have been involved with ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2011 - 7:41pm -

  63. Is it possible to withdraw your application and resubmit a new one just to do another hirevue?

    I'm probably pretty retarded but I looked retarded in both my hirevue attempts. Could I withdraw my application and then resubmit another application just to do the HireVue part again? HireVue application 2020 SA applications No ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2019 - 4:55pm -

  64. Getting the name of the hiring manager?

    Hi Guys, I have a quick question in relation to IB / PE applications, people say it is a really good idea if a candidate can actually do enough research to get the name of the hiring manager and use it in their cover letter/cold email. How do you guys go ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Mar 18 2019 - 11:17am -

  65. goldman sachs- application status "currently not being considered"

    Hi friends, I just applied for a analyst FT position for Frankfurt / Germany at Goldman Sachs. I have a pretty competitive CV and submitted my application for a risk management role 2weeks ago. Since I did not hear anything in the meantime from GS I just ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jan 19 2019 - 2:00pm -

  66. Your MBA Application Checklist

    With just a few weeks left until MBA application deadlines, it is time to make your list and check it twice. While most checklists will merely cover the basics, Personal MBA Coach challenges you to ask these 9 questions to assess whether your applications ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2018 - 2:46pm -

  67. WSO Developer Questions

    As part of your application to join the WSO Development team, please e-mail answers to all of the following questions to [email protected] AND [email protected] with "WSO Dev Applicant" as the subject (failure to follow these i ...

    - silver bananas - May 5 2015 - 4:33pm -

  68. Undergraduate Questions

    I am a rising high school senior looking to major in either Business, Finance, or Economics. I live in Hawaii and there are only a few investment management firms here, and along with the time difference with the markets, I don't think I would like t ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jul 19 2018 - 5:33pm -

  69. Disclose Misdemeanor DUI Charge prior to Background Check without Prompting?

    Caught a misdemeanor DUI charge about a year ago, against which I am still fighting in court with expectations for resolution, one way or the other, by July. I am currently employed and licensed with FINRA. Both organizations, i.e. my current employer and ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 23 2018 - 7:05pm -

  70. Goldman Sachs Application Status IB

    Hey guys, So I had an interview with Goldman Sachs for an IB position as an experienced professional and the job application status after submitting my resume (before initial phone screening) was changed to skill set match. I had a phone interview with an ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 19 2017 - 5:21pm -

  71. Need Assitance with Cover Letter

    Today I was doing an application for a summer analyst position for one of the bulge brackets. One part had the question "What motivates you to apply to (name of bank) and what skills do you have that would be relevant". I'm paraphrasing a l ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2017 - 6:21pm -

  72. Boutiques' collection

    Hey financial enthusiasms, I just want to create new post to make a good collection of all boutique investment banking firms that suit sophomore students in HONG KONG. It is so important to accumulate this kind of experience for further career pursuit. Ev ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2017 - 11:10pm -

  73. MIT Sloan Admissions Tips

    A recent Stratus Prep article listed 10 things that can help you monkeys get into MIT Sloan. The following admissions tips are from a Sloan Alum who has counseled other students on the MBA admissions process for top schools throughout the country. What do ...

    - 1 silver bananas - Nov 30 2016 - 12:13pm -

  74. BAML Application Limits-2017 Summer Analyst

    Does anyone know the application limits for BAML? Can you apply to both US and Asia IBD? Can you apply to one program in each region or one program globally? Thanks a lot! application ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2016 - 9:55pm -

  75. Has anyone received inquiries from the WSO Applicant Database?

    Deleted About WSO WSO Applicant Database application ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2016 - 12:37pm -

  76. Internship application

    Hi, I am applying for summer internships in Sales and Trading. I did my undergrad in London and I am currently doing a Masters degree in USA. Is it possible for me to apply for the same bank in different countries? For example, applying for Sales and Trad ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2015 - 4:33pm -

  77. List of Application fees

    Please not international individuals may have higher or lower fees as well as active or retired military. If you want to look up other schools and post them below feel free to. ================= Stanford MBA appl $275 Wharton MBA appl $265 Boooth MBA appl ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2015 - 10:10am -

  78. Hiding previous applications

    I had an interview at a top BB a while back and they had a list of the divisions to which I had applied to in previous years. I was wondering, is there a way to stop them from knowing? The easy solution appears to be to create a new account with a differe ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2015 - 2:35pm -

  79. Are rejections ok?

    Hi everybody, I have applied to several internship programmes last year (all S&T) and got a rejection for all of them. I have done my undergraduate degree at a non-target-university in Europe with an equivalent of a good A- (or around 3.4 GPA). Due to ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2012 - 11:38am -

  80. College transfer

    So, I recently transferred to a different college for my junior year. My performance at my previous institution was less than stellar. Let's say I had a GPA around 2.3. So, now that I've transferred I've gotten myself together and my GPA fo ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2011 - 6:05pm -