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  1. Post-MBA IBD associate compensation

    For fellow MBAs out there who are interviewing with IBD or taking an IBD offer, what numbers have you been hearing? Seems like most banks are offering $125K base+$50K signing bonus. Banking bonus associate Salary post-mba ...

    129 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  2. Where should I go for undergrad for the best shot at making it to the street?

    So I've got most of my decisions and financial aid and I have 4 viable options. Miami University- non-target, but out of all the schools I might go to, it's definitely my favorite. Oh and it's basically free. Ohio State University- very che ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  3. What every banker girl needs

    Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this originally went up Aug 2012 while most of you were still playing jv hopscotch. If you haven't read Bankerella's posts, go through each and every one of them now, they're fantastic. fwiw this post al ...

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  4. BB PWM or Boutique IBD?

    Hey all, I'm trying to finalize my plans for this summer. Just a little background, I'm a first year student (non-target) that is heavily leaning towards banking. I just wanted to ask how much value would a gig at a BB PWM (GS, JPM, MS type) pro ...

    128 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  5. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I've been seeing increasingly frequent discussion on the various boards over the similarities and differences between careers in banking and in trading. A lot of us can speak with authority about one of the two, but not many people can say they' ...

    142 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  6. Liberal arts major= DEATH SENTENCE or NOT?

    I've read countless posts and threads from various finance forums and listen to a lot of people talk. Some say a liberal arts degree is okay. Some say its the equivalent of 1-ply toilet paper. Someone will say Soros did Philosophy then someone else w ...

    138 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2017 - 1:31pm -

  7. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

          Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (Superday schedu ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  8. hot girls in banking?

    Which bank has the hottest girls? can be bankers, traders, secretaries, etc. Banking hot girls ...

    126 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:51pm -

  9. Worst mistake you have seen on a resume or have made yourself?

    What is the worst? or some of the one's you have seen trading Banking resume MD mistake error ...

    143 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  10. Stifel Nicolaus Weisel

    Can anyone tell me about the firm's culture in their IBD? Anything detailed/group-specific is greatly appreciated! I have a phone interview this week. Thanks, mkballer Banking ...

    130 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  11. AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me (andy@walstreetoasis.com) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO My background is working in a high yield/distressed trading desk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a ...

    71 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  12. Operations:beware

    Well I was very naive and uninformed throughout the recruiting process about what exactly operations is. I just saw the great name of the company and figured it would look good. Boy was I wrong. I figured "Hey, it can't be as bad as everyone say ...

    102 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm - Anonymous Monkey

  13. UT v. SMU Honors

    I've been accepted to both McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and Cox School of Business for the BBA Scholars and University Honors programs at Southern Methodist University. I get the idea that I'll be a mediocre student at U ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  14. Accretion dilution model questions?

    I have worked on an accretion and dilution model before therefore i definitely expect to be asked about this. So could you guys please help me with any type of accretion dilution questions that you guys have come across before. That would be extremely hel ...

    169 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  15. FREEDOM (done with banking, taking questions)

    I just walked out of my last day of banking today. I can't believe the feeling. Two years, terrible at times, some great friends made along the way, and thankfully over now. I'll take any questions, though answers may be sporadic as I try to sch ...

    67 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 29 2014 - 6:00am -

  16. Banking with chronic health issues

    Hey WSO, I'm 22 and male and will be interning at a BB in NY this summer. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by an endocrinologist. Basically, having Hashimoto's means that my thyroid glands will slowly degrade to the p ...

    72 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:05pm -

  17. Investment Banking in London

    I'm currently a HS senior who will be attending a top 10 US University next year. I've been interested in Investment Banking for a while, obviously the work days seem long bit the work itself seems up my alley, and obviously the pay is good too. ...

    64 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  18. BOSTON COLLEGE

    Guys, Can someone shed some light on how Boston College is viewed on the street? Do students from that college have a chance at IB positions? thanks Banking ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  19. How Do You Deal With the BB Sweatshop Hours?

    Currently an analyst at a top sweatshop group (GS TMT / MS M&A/ Lazard /MoCo LA), just finished my 9th week in a row of 95-140 hour weeks. Having trouble dealing with the hours. It was a lot easier coping during my internship/fall because there was an ...

    120 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 7 2013 - 10:00pm -

  20. Highest Paying Investment Banking Roles (Analyst)

    Just wondering if anyone knows the highest paying analyst positions on the street. Any knowledge of the #'s would be helpful. Thanks! Banking ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  21. Effects of long term sleep deprivation?

    This is a serious question for those of you that have been in the industry for a while (or just generally don't get very much sleep for whatever reason). Have you started feelings the effects (or believe there will be effects) of long term sleep depr ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 6:00am -

  22. Best Tech Group in SF?

    Hey guys, I know there's a few topics on this, but most of them are quite old. I was wondering what you guys think are the top tech groups in SF, and which have the best exits? I know there's GS, Q, MS, CS, etc. but how would you rank them? Than ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  23. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking vs IBD

    What is the different between exit opps and salary for an analyst position in Goldman Merchant Banking vs Investment Banking? Goldman Banking merchant ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:44pm -

  24. Working In Big 4 Audit in London

    Someone was asking me about this in PM and I wrote a long and detailed reply about what it is like to work in Big 4 and what advice I would give to people thinking about interning / working there. Thought it might be useful for others so my reply is below ...

    34 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  25. Math or Economics Major

    I need to pick a major right away. I'm torn between mathematics and economics. I like both subjects, but I don't want to double major due to obvious reasons; I would consider a minor in math/stats. Overall, I enjoy economics more. I really like ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  26. Banking vs. Consulting-- Post-MBA

    I see a lot of threads comparing banking and consulting at the undergrad level, however I haven't seen too many of them comparing these two at the post-MBA level, so I wanted to start one. I will be starting at a top 10 MBA program this Fall. My work ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  27. 1st Yr Banking Analyst Open for Questions

    Happy to answer any questions about anything related to banking for SA's and FT's that start this summer. Banking ...

    136 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 10 2012 - 7:45am -

  28. Lazard vs Moelis?

    Now that the bulge brackets have all turned into commercial banks (LOL) middle market is the new bracket- Lazard vs Moelis? Goldman Moelis Banking lazard ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  29. PNC salary?

    Is anyone here familiar with what PNC is paying first year analysts within their capital markets groups? Is base salary the same across the board? Bonuses? Thanks trading analyst Banking PNC ...

    48 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  30. Getting burglarized, what to do?

    Again we all got killed at work this week, leaving in the sunrise and working until the wee hours for some endless pitches, but also interesting deal driven stuff, valuation and some board meetings. This weekend was supposed to be a sweet one given the Qu ...

    36 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm -

  31. Corporate Finance vs Commercial banking

    Could anyone please assist me and point out the differences in these two sectors of finance. Any explanation on what professions are the outcomes of each and how they differ in regards to lifestyle / competitiveness would be appreciated. Thank you. Bankin ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  32. Jefferies Technology IB

    Will much appreciate any info on Jefferies, more specifically relating to: exit opportunities. Is there at least some degree of comparability with BBs when it comes to prestige and brand name? I know it's not GS but still. deal flow? Read somewhere t ...

    45 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  33. Mizuho Corporate Bank NY

    Anyone know anything about them? Looking for more info on culture, reputation, exit ops, deal flow in the NY office. I interviewed with them for SA but I still don't have a great feel for what they're all about. Tried a search and couldn't ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  34. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. I attend a target Ivy League school and the competition for investment banking internships has be ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  35. Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBD

    This is an absolute must read if you're from a non-target! I will try to detail out as much of my journey as I can. This post is kind of long overdue; however, I feel like it's better late than never. (Even if it's really poorly written.) ...

    37 comments - 20 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  36. From medical school to consulting or banking?

    I went to college at a school ranked in the 20s with a minor in business and I will be finishing medical school in 2012 at a school ranked in the 10s. GPA is 3.9 in college, and my grades are above average in medical school. My questions: 1. how competiti ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  37. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  38. Best Clean Tech Banking group

    What's the best clean tech/ Clean Energy groups on the street? In terms of reputation and deal flow? Banking alternative energy clean tech ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  39. Which industry group is the most interesting?

    I'm currently working in Tech M&A (with a focus on software companies) and thus far it has proven incredibly boring. As if the typical drudgery of banking wasnt enough, I havent managed to get my head round all the technical jargon that gets thro ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  40. I am a Biology Major how can I become an investment banker?

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  41. How to Build F'ing Amazing Decks for a BSD

    I gotta say, my life has improved dramatically since I got to the point where I could control much of the messaging my team produces. Before I go any further, huge caveat: this is completely culture-specific and audience-specific. There are some groups ou ...

    41 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 1:04pm -

  42. Signed full-time offer, now what?

    Hi guys, Just signed my full-time offer for NYC banking. What do I do senior year? Nothing, or something? And if something, what something? Does someone know something that I can somehow do? Thanks, Cleveland Banking senior year ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 9:05pm -

  43. The Official "Books to Read Before you Die" thread

          I'm talking about non-finance books but good finance books can also be recommended. My input: The Alchemist Ender's Game Brave New World Too Big to Fail books Banking reading ...

    76 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2011 - 11:07am -

  44. Why are you guys still interested in markets?

    I don't really go on campuses anymore representing my banks at banking fairs, so for the last 2 years I have had little contact with undergrads etc... I interviewed about 4 potential juniors recently, then decided against hiring someone without a cli ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2013 - 11:08am -

  45. Boss' condescending email...What do?

          WSO, So I recently put in my resignation letter and giving my 2 weeks notice. The boss, at the time, seemed upset but not overly dramatic about it. Then, yesterday I exchanged emails giving my official date and for whatever reason, he ...

    71 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 1:13pm -

  46. 5 tactics for your next all-nighter

    I don't know about you guys, but I got f'ing slaughtered with all-nighters in my early days. I seem to remember doing 1-3 all-nighters a week for the first six months. Doesn't seem like it could be true, especially given how few of them I s ...

    37 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 10:59pm -

  47. Rolex Inappropriate?

    Do you guys think that a two tone gold and stainless steel Rolex watch is a bit too much for a first year Analyst to wear? The office is on Park Avenue so I'm guessing that its fine but don't want to give off a bad signal to superiors. What do y ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  48. Writing Sample

    A boutique investment bank is asking for a 5 page writing sample- on any subject (for analyst position). Does anyone have gone through this experience and maybe on what type of topic they are looking for / interested in reading? Thanks a bunch boutique Re ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  49. Is it wrong for a student to sleep with an employee for a job

    Is it wrong for a student at a university to sleep with an employee at an investment bank and he help her get a job there? Investment Banking private equity IBanking Banking ethics morals ...

    104 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 8:37pm -

  50. What's your favorite restaurant/place to eat in New York City?

    Where do you guys enjoy eating during your lunch break or when you go out for dinner? This could serve as a good resource for others who will be interning in NYC or people who will be full time. Please rate the expensiveness and the area in which it is lo ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 4:52am -

  51. Equity Research Culture

    Not many people here have addressed the "CULTURE" on equity research desk, can someone provide me some insights on the following questions What is the relationship between junior associate and senior analyst like? Will the analyst closly mentore ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  52. Racism at Banks

    I was recently interviewing for an entry level analyst position through on-campus recruiting and felt like couple firms were profiling due to my race. As i digged a little deeper, i realized that some of the boutiques (Greenhill, GCA Savvian, Evercore, an ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  53. Just Quit Investment Banking

    I was one of those high school seniors that posted on WallStreetOasis in the ye olde days when it was known as ibankingoasis.com, and well, despite my earlier enthusiasm for the job, I decided to quit this week. I wanted to both share my story and get som ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 10:38am -

  54. Penn state vs OSU vs umich!!!!!! BB IBD plz help!!!

    Hello I am senior in high school in ohio and am looking at smeal as a prospective college for me. If I would end of going there I would like to join the PSIA and the nittany lion fund. i was wondering thought the website doesnt state how many people get a ...

    149 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2010 - 9:47pm -

  55. Counter offer advice

    So I'm in a pickle here, and hoping some of you here have experienced this. I received a job offer from a big name company that's offering me 25% higher in comp and bump in title (SFA to Manager) vs. where I am now. Issue is, where I am now has ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 5:08am -

  56. Vault guide to finance interviews...

    Would anyone kindly send a copy of the vault guide to finance interviews in PDF, if poss? Thanks-~ Banking ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  57. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  58. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  59. The Perceived vs. Actual amount of times a girl has been railed

    So, for the purpose of this post, I am asking you all a question: When you look at a girl can you, yourself, accurately judge how many times her vag has been crushed? In my case, I am usually close to the number about 50% of the time. Now, I don't ne ...

    96 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 20 2011 - 9:33am -

  60. Leaving Banking. Fold.

    When I was in banking, I lost nearly PS17,000 spread betting on the Goldman Sachs SEC trial. I lost another gut wrenching chunk of money in Vegas playing poker with the big boys. Sucks right? But "life is long, I'll win it back". And so I w ...

    34 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 28 2013 - 7:45pm -

  61. How do i list Breaking into Wall Street training in resume? (BIW)

    Would it be possible to list it under educational background? Is that appropriate? I tried to make my resume more IB oriented. http://www.razume.com/documents/17520 Banking ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  62. And the Golden Banana Award for WSO's Most Valuable Monkey Goes To...

          CompBanker!!!!!!!! So, for a side project in an analytics club I am in, I decided to use some statistical measures to evaluate the monkeys here on WSO. I took the top 250 monkeys and calculated 10 different metrics, each with their ow ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 14 2011 - 10:40am -

  63. Email Signature Format

    Just wondering how people format their signature on work email:-what is the structure (name, title, company name, address, office #, cell #, etc)-what font/font size do you use?-do you use some sort of company logo or is it all text?-does everyone within ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:35pm -

  64. is it possible to stay healthy/fit in banking?

    Does anyone who already works in banking have a perspective on this? I understand that the hours are bad and that we should expect a terrible lifestyle, but is it possible? You would think bankers would be more productive if they could stay fit and eat we ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2009 - 7:56am -

  65. Recent Ivy Grad with a 3.9 GPA/missed OCR... screwed?

    missed OCR because was formerly pre-law. 3.9 GPA @ UPenn, majored in history. loads of academic awards. no relevant work experience. only quant classes taken- 1) calculus II, 2) microeconomics, 3) macroeconomics (all As). interested in banking. what shoul ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 1:14pm -

  66. Investment Banking Documentaries?

    Does anyone know of any good ones? IB Banking documentaries ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  67. IB Refugee: what now?

    During my senior year, I went to several superdays and eventually accepted an offer as an IB analyst at a BB. One of the bankers in my group told me I was considered their top incoming analyst by far. Several months later, my bank went under, and about a ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2010 - 3:45am -

  68. Does Appearance Matter for Men?

    Do interviewers or recruiters tend to favor people who are more attractive/lean towards people who seem to have the banker look? or Do they just go based on all credentials? What I mean is: Nerd vs. Jock Lets say there is a 20 year old guy interviewing fo ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 18 2011 - 8:18am -

  69. Average looking people are more successful?

          I have a theory, people who are not good looking / never treated specially by people in school / have nothing apart from brains are the ones who are most successful in corporate life. Because they've never been treated special by ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 5:23am -

  70. Family and Banking

    Living in New York is easy to come in contact with bankers. Three nights ago I went out to dinner with a friend who brought a friend who used to work at Merrill Lynch before getting take over by BofA. We got into the whole banking conversation and went on ...

    50 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 24 2010 - 8:17am -

  71. Finance's luster fading?

    http://techcrunch.com/2008/01/30/stanford-computer... According to this article, cs grads are being offered 80-100 base salaries from top firms like google/facebook, not to mention 10-20K in bonus, stock/option grants, comprehensive benefits, 20 days vaca ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 30 2010 - 8:45am -

  72. The Ol' Gay Marriage Debate! Kinda...

    I'm not anti-gay or anything but I have a question to ask. Heck my best friend and little brother is happily dating another guy and I give zero s****. This situation made me start thinking, if a gay co-worker (over beers) asked you what you tho ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2013 - 12:57am -

  73. Jefferies v.s Lazard MM

    I'm trying to decide which would be better for an IB summer internship: Jefferies or Lazard MM. I would like to learn more about M&A and possibly pursue it full time. I know a decent amount about Jefferies, but not much about Lazard MM. Any info ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  74. The Devil's Haircut

    "To paraphrase Paul Volcker, the only productive invention to come out of the banking industry over the past generation was the ATM."- Bill Gross Wow. Who pissed Bill Gross off? The PIMCO founder is known for having strong opinions, and his lett ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2011 - 5:34am -

  75. Gleacher vs. Guggenheim vs. Lincoln Int'l Full Time Offers

    Which would you take? I am having trouble deciding since I interned at one of the places and have offers at the others. I like Gleacher but are they in bad shape? Seems like they still work on some good deals. Banking ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 8:30pm -

  76. Accepted an Offer!- How non-targets can "make it"

    Hey everyone, (Edit: Got a number of PMs here- Added my responses below the rest of the post) I recently accepted a BB offer, am from a non-target, and thought I should contribute something here on WSO given the help and advice I have received from others ...

    20 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 11:00am -

  77. When did banking change (or has it)?

    I'm presently a high school student (so please excuse any ignorance I show in this post) and I took an economic history class at a local community college. In this class, we studied up to WW1, with a heavy focus on finance during the GIlded Age. We s ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2012 - 7:11pm -

  78. Finance: not so “attractive” anymore?

    Universum, an employer branding company, has released its world's most attractive employers list and investment banks barely made it to the top 10. The fairest of them all was Google, followed by KPMG and Ernst & Young in 2nd and 3rd while invest ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2010 - 4:28pm -

  79. The Great Escape

    Before everyone gets all bent out of shape, hear me out, I think this is a legitimate topic. What will it take to drive people out of America, and yes, for that matter, England? When will the brightest of the bright, no longer able to make money in IBanki ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2010 - 9:04pm -

  80. Mia Culpa

    Hi guys, first time poster, I'm going to try and keep this short, not make it my life story. In a nutshell, I am a non target graduate with limited options. Went to a partying state school (think top 10 as far as chics go) and did just that, partied ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2014 - 10:20am -

  81. Northern Trust?

    I am a sophomore and have the opportunity to intern for Northern Trust (personal contact w/ a VP). I am looking to get (hopefully) an internship in I-banking next summer and am wondering what division of Northern Trust would be the most pertinent and bene ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  82. How do I get good grades?

    So I just finished my sophomore year at a target/semitarget. Not WHYPS, but we send quite a few kids into banking every year. The thing is that all the kids we send have GPAs of 3.7+ while I'm at 3.0. I've talked to a few contacts in the industr ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 4:21pm -

  83. How to get Respect...

    Bankers are among the smartest people in the world, though so easily manipulated. Why is it that as soon as graduates enter banking, they suddenly feel so inadequate that they change everything about themselves. We are meant to be the movers and the shake ...

    45 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 9:39pm -

  84. Banking is Bad for your Health

    From this morning's WSJ: Every individual she observed over a decade developed a stress-related physical or emotional ailment within several years on the job, she says in a study to be published this month What do you monkeys think? This is stating t ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 2:01pm -

  85. Exit Opps to F500 from ibanking

    If i do I-Banking at a BB (like Goldman or JPM) and quit after my analyst years and go to a F500 (for example Nationwide, or Cardinal health), what level would they place me at? Or would it be better to work at a F500 after college instead of going to Iba ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 6:29pm -

  86. The Fall of Gekko's Children

    " Give me guys that are poor, smart, and hungry and no feelings. "- Gordon Gekko Since the dawn of man, rules had been set to measure one's worth; in the prehistoric era it was one's strength that dictated whether he was to be a badass ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2010 - 6:27pm -

  87. What do analysts eat for breakfast?

    I was wondering what analysts usually eat for breakfast and how much do you spend on it? I was so spoiled by our campus dining hall, but I know for sure I won't have the time to cook myself an omelet in the morning. So what do you guys eat to keep yo ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2010 - 8:43pm -

  88. How to help Jamie Dimon succeed:

    A recent article on Jamie Dimon's fall from grace was featured in Bloomberg. Since he's now public enemy #1 through his tenure over JP Morgan 's trading scandal, there seems to be no one capable enough in either Wall Street or London with t ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2012 - 1:16am -

  89. Why does everyone think banking is mindless?

    I keep seeing posts where people say that banking just involves running models and copying charts into powerpoint. While I do understand that formatting is mindless and a big part of banking, I don't understand why anyone would think valuation or adv ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2011 - 7:31am -

  90. JPM vs CS vs Lazard

    Wondering which one is the best in terms of exit opp. JPM (M&A group) CS (prob financial sponsors or tech) Lazard Thanks Banking ...

    66 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2009 - 12:29am -

  91. How do you feel?

    After reading this forum for the last couple of days, I see that how bright, motivated and determined all of you are. Some are working at bulge brackets making lots of money, some are at ivy leagues, some that are at non-targets that are determined more t ...

    46 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 29 2011 - 11:14pm -

  92. I guess its bye bye to High Banking Salaries

    Goldman, Morgan to Become Full-Fledged Banks "The move fundamentally changes one of the mainstay models of modern Wall Street, the independent investment bank, soon after the federal government unveiled the biggest market intervention since the New D ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2008 - 7:05pm -

  93. Black Bankers

    Although I have not been in banking that long (4 months), I have yet to see a black banker. I have seen two S&T guys, but no bankers. Is it a lack of brain power or a lack of opportunity Banking ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2008 - 10:04am -

  94. E=MC^2

    With everything in the world becoming more tech-driven, why does Wall Street continually recruit economics and finance majors? This is a question that has had me thinking alot lately because of the sheer stupidity of this decision. Everyone knows that ban ...

    42 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 15 2011 - 6:11pm -

  95. Hedging Your Bonus

    I had to stop and think about this one for a few minutes. Eric Dash wrote this piece for Dealbook outlining how partners at Goldman Sachs (among other banks) have been hedging the non-cash portions of their bonuses since 2007. On the surface, it looks lik ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 5:38am -

  96. Your Thoughts on 2012

    So 2012 is essentially over and it's been an interesting year by all accounts. I think it's been a fairly bad year, both geopolitically and in terms of finance (although for myself it's been quite good!). Some of my key moments of 2012: LIB ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2012 - 9:56am -

  97. Private Equity: Still a WASP Old Boys Club?

    Do people think there is what I'd like to call a WASP ceiling for the transition to private equity (I'm a WASP for the record). Throughout the 4 years I spent in middle market banking & private equity, between the people I meet and that hund ...

    37 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 9:59pm -

  98. Bank CEOs To Guarantee Compliance?

    Who's ready to watch Lloyd Blankfein pinky swear that Goldman Sachs will do no evil? That's what's in store for investment bank CEOs if the Financial Stability Oversight Council has their way. In a proposal released this week, the FSOC is f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2011 - 5:19am -

  99. Cold-Calling- Who should we call? HR? Analysts? VP? MD? if we have all their numbers

    So...Suppose we have all the numbers of the staffs of the boutique banks, who should we call? The analysts, HR, VP, or MD? Also, is this an appropriate cold-calling script? "Hi May I speak to Mr.____? Hi______, I know you're busy so I'll be ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  100. Just finished my first year of banking....

    And I actually have less than $2000 in my bank account. My rent isn't that expensive (~$1600) and I have no loans or anything that I've been paying off. I just found it hard to save and easily spend a good couple hundred every time I go out. Is ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2012 - 1:46pm -

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