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  2. Why do MBAs seem to favor consulting over banking nowadays?

    I looked at some employment reports of top 15 bschools during 2012-2017 and this seems to be the trend. For example, Columbia, a finance powerhouse, had 55 graduates heading over to McKinsey in 2017, while that figure for Goldman Sachs was only 8! The top ...

    78 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 16 2018 - 2:00pm -

  3. What is So Bad About UBS?

    It seems like UBS is an ongoing joke on this forum for being known as "the worst" of the bulge bracket investment banks but I have always wondered why? I talked to a lawyer at a major M&A law firm and he even he knew how bad their rep is amo ...

    94 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 5:01am -

  4. Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and Answers

    All, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on WSO. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd ib interview questions that they have been asked, and their answer. Funny, intense, irrelevant, etc... I am not looking for the usu ...

    102 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jan 19 2017 - 8:54am -

  5. Summer Offer: UBS vs. Guggenheim vs. Rothschild (RX)

    Was hoping people could lend some insight into these three firms. I would be looking to do M&A at UBS/Gugg or RX at Rothschild. Specifically, what are the exit ops like from the three places, I want to eventually do PE and want to know which would giv ...

    26 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 8 2018 - 12:27pm -

  6. Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experience

    What's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really good and I think it will ...

    41 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 17 2017 - 3:55am -

  7. Blackberry for interns?

    Curious if banks give out BBs to interns still. I've noticed there's an app that some banks have that lets you use your current phone and merge it into a personal and work phone, but not sure if that choice is given to interns. BB Blackberry pho ...

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

  8. How do I respond to MD/VP's direct questioning

    I am an SA at a BB. My MD and one of the VPs love to ask really direct questions. I want to try accelerated recruiting for FT. If the MD or VP asks during my SA (before my return offer decision has been made) whether I am talking to other banks, what shou ...

    36 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 27 2017 - 12:00pm -

  9. What do FIG bankers do?

    Reaching out to an FIG banker at a BB. If a "why FIG?" question is asked would it be intelligent to answer by saying something along the following lines: "FIG is a group that has good deal flow most of the times. In bear markets ==> rest ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:57pm -

  10. Going to Interviews after Accepting an Offer

    Is it okay to continue to go to interviews with other banks after accepting and signing a contract with a BB? BB ...

    171 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  11. PERKS of working in Financial Services....

    What are some of the perks you guys have heard of that a BB or MM provides its employee. I'm not talking about just discounts, but things like car service, meals, etc............. For example like my first Internship was at a MM investment bank and e ...

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

  12. 20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice

    I need some advice. I'm a recent graduate from a nontarget looking for FT roles. About me: sub 3.5 overall GPA, Over 3.5 finance GPA. Was in school's honors program for finance majors. Did some IM work. Received school's highest honors for ...

    166 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2015 - 7:43pm -

  13. Associate or Analyst after MBA without workex?

    So I know this guy who's got accepted into HBS straight after undergrad, with 0 work experience, although he had a few internships under his belt. If he wants to get into BB IBD, will he get in as an associate or analyst? It would be sweet if he does ...

    104 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  14. AMA: From non-target to BB S&T internship to jobless after graduation to HF to unemployed...but happy.

    I am using a throw-away account for this post. I have been meaning to do a post to tell my story for a couple of years now, and finally am following through with it. It is my hope that fellow students and analysts will gain some insight and perspective fr ...

    20 comments - 29 silver bananas - Feb 10 2018 - 11:05am -

  15. Investment Banking Headhunters

    What would you guys say are the best headhunters to use for IB laterals? I found a few topics on this but they are all outdated and generally do not have great responses. My buddy is looking to lateral from a European city (he is in sort of a hybrid tradi ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 26 2017 - 11:58pm -

  16. Chances of switching banks following internship

    Deleted Post recruiting BB eb intern summer analyst internship Investment Banking ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 10 2017 - 11:21am -

  17. Non-Target School Success Stories (dedicated to those who worked harder to break into BB's)

    This thread is dedicated to graduates of non-target universities who made it into the coveted investment banking departments of our favorite bulge brackets. If you fit this description, please respond to this thread so we can pay homage. Investment Bankin ...

    85 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2018 - 2:51pm -

  18. Internship Postings Up, Apply Now?

    Hey guys, so a bunch of investment banks have posted their summer analyst positions on my school's on campus recruiting site. The resume drops are open from now until the scheduled interviews (late October and early November). Is there any benefit to ...

    73 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2015 - 3:59pm -

  19. Less BB IB Full-time offers given out this summer?

    Interning in BB IB this summer from a non target in top 3 healthcare group. With sluggish deal flow this year and a looming recession, will there be less full time offers given out? Healthcare seems to be the hottest sector which is good but it's sti ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 14 2016 - 11:01am -

  20. Public Finance Group IBD Exit Opportunities

    I have the opportunity to join a top Public Finance Group within the IBD of a bulge bracket. I was wondering what the exit opportunities are of this position? Also, I have extensive internship experiences in Private Equity and S&T so would Hedge Funds ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2018 - 11:24pm -

  21. How to best prepare for a summer internship?

    How should I best prepare for a summer internship? I am going to be working at a BB, so what can I do now in order to really stand out this summer? What do interns do most of the day? Create pitchbooks? Do they model often? Excel? I am thinking about goin ...

    71 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  22. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

    I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at all times? My cartilage ...

    144 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2011 - 2:46am -

  23. Screwed up all the internship interviews at BB banks

    Hey, ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2014 - 3:37am -

  24. Forced to Take Year Off School--Help Needed

    Hi all, I am a rising junior at a target school. I have a very high GPA and interned at a regional boutique bank last summer. Going into this year, I was hoping that my background along with solid networking and interview prep would put me in a good posit ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 12:25pm -

  25. Summer Internship Start Date

    Hi all! Just created an account. I'm studying abroad in the spring and my classes don't end till June 10th, and I'm not sure when my exams end, but some time shortly after that. I was wondering what date BB SA internships start and how much ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 2:31am -

  26. Why do some people leave Wall Street?

    So I'm about to enter Wall Street, but having noticed some kids I grew up with, who worked in the BB or HF full-time leave, I'm scared. Three of them: 1. One went to a semi-target (think Georgetown, UND), worked as a paper trader for a few years ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2013 - 2:15am -

  27. Please Advise Future Wharton Undergrad

    Can we do some myth busters with Wharton Undergrad? I'm a high school senior interested in finance, and I was accepted at Wharton. I've been told a lot about the school, but I want to hear from people actually in investment banking/consulting/et ...

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

  28. UBS Lev Fin/Financial Sponsors

    Thoughts on deal flow, culture, bonuses, exit ops (particularly to PE / HF) would be greatly appreciated. Is job stability an issue (ie legit worry about more cuts throughout IBD)? Thanks! PE BB ...

    52 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  29. Power of Managing Directors?

    Undergraduate going through recruiting currently. I know a few MDs at some BBs who are willing to help me with my internship hunt. I go to a target school(top 3 finance) but my GPA is 3.3 which is not very great. I have decent internship experience and le ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 12:38pm -

  30. Should I Quit My Job?

    Currently having to make the hardest decision of my career so far and input would be much appreciated! So a little background, I graduated from a semi-target UK university with an Economics degree and a frankly TERRIBLE grade (sub 3.0 GPA equivalent, a 3r ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 12:28pm -

  31. BB's Lowering Hours- Genuine Change or Media Smoke Screen?

    The workload placed on Junior Analysts at the major investment banks (BB 's) has seen alot of attention lately, with banks promising to ease down on the workload and encourage weekends off. I ran into an interesting article today on The New York Time ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:00am -

  32. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  33. Sh*t just got real

    As some you know I almost broke in to a FO role at BB last month. This would have been huge because I come from a non-target and have zero internships and a modest GPA. I lost out because of some BS reason. You can read the story below. // www.wallstreeto ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 13 2012 - 11:15pm -

  34. What to do summer before sophomore year?

    I'm currently a freshman in college and I'm exploring my options for the coming summer. This past summer I did a finance-related internship at a small firm. I wanted to hear your suggestions for what to do in order to best set up my career. Some ...

    169 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 24 2010 - 5:48pm -

  35. Looking for 8 Mentees to place into internships/FT for IBD/Trading/Big 4 Ad/MBB Consulting

    List, closed, thank you all =) Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors.--Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do resu ...

    156 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 1:09pm -

  36. Do BB reject final candidates through email or phone call?

    For those who failed before final-round, probably they'd get the rejection news through an email, but what about the very few who made it to the final, will BB reject them through a phone call/ an email? And normally will they reject the final candid ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 24 2015 - 7:38am -

  37. Private Equity: why it's so sexy

    I am sure many of the WSO readers are well aware of an analyst's dream paths from a BB to a large leveraged buyout shop like KKR. But I am curious to see why you think that PE is or is not all it is hyped to be. Brutal honesty is greatly appreciated. ...

    147 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 3 2010 - 3:27am -

  38. Houston Energy BB Rankings

    I know there have been threads on this already, but most have been discussing the boutiques or are a few years old. I was wondering what general rankings are for BBs specifically JPM, Barcap, CS, Jeffries, BAML, MS, GS, UBS in Houston. Looking at exit ops ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2013 - 2:50am -

  39. Breaking Into Activism

    Long time lurker- first post. I'm an incoming analyst at a NYC BB and will be graduating in the coming months. I'm ultimately looking to break into an activist hedge fund after my analyst stint, but am unsure how to best position myself. From yo ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  40. How to get a Hedge Fund Internship

    There's a lot of mystery surrounding hedge fund internships. Are they available to people who don't have connections through family and friends? How do they stack up against other finance internships? Are they viable when the end game is investm ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 2:36pm -

  41. The "Culture" of a bank

    Since we are slowly migrating from the interview stages to the post offer stage, the threads are starting to move much more towards XYZ vs ABC. I wanted to take time to talk about the "culture" question that keeps coming up. In particular kids a ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 3:55pm -

  42. Can you network TOO much?

    As the title says. Currently I have landed an interview at a BB through one contact, while at other BB's I have yet to go through the FT recruiting process yet (they haven't started yet or are waiting to hear back from SA's). Should I conti ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2014 - 10:31am -

  43. Sourcing Deals- Analyst

    As an analyst at a upper-mm PE shop, what are people's thoughts on deal sourcing? All the deals we have looked at come from bankers who are connected with the senior guys at the firm. However, I wanted to go out on my own to contact some of the lesse ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2015 - 7:36pm -

  44. Help! Choosing 3 FT BB NYC IBD Offers!

    I got general offers recently from Barclays Capital, UBS, and Citigroup, all in NYC. Group placement won't happen until next year. UBS may be able to give me a group earlier. Which BB would you pick? I liked the people I met at all these banks...I do ...

    83 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2010 - 11:58am -

  45. Why is UBS "not a BB"?

    Why do I stumble upon people on wso that proclaim UBS is not a BB? I don't get the joke... UBS Joke BB haters ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2011 - 4:23pm -

  46. Can a bank make you an offer over the phone and then not send the contract?

    ........... offer BB ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 6:22pm -

  47. Do BBs usually pay for flights to interviews?

    I had one interview with a very large European BB that did not offer to reimburse me for millage, approx 250, to a DCM interview. Now I have another firm, a top 3 BB, that will not reimburse for flights to a BO interview. interview BB capital markets BO ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  48. Intelligent questions to ask a Director of FX sales

    I've been invited to meet the Director of FX sales @ the firm's trading floor on Monday. Since its fairly late in the recruitment cycle I'm not exactly looking for an internship at the firm this summer, however I do hope to leverage this in ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2017 - 12:28pm -

  49. Should I even mention that I used to be a body piercer?

    I was a body piercer for a lil bit. Before, I thought that just bringing it up in an interview would just be another thing to talk about. Maybe something that kinda makes me stick out a little bit considering I don't think there are much ex-body pier ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2011 - 8:13pm -

  50. Just left MS/JPM banking for PE so AMA

    Post pretty frequently on my other account, but I made this one for the sake of anonymity. I'm leaving one of these BBs (will tell in a PM) and thought I'd answer any questions you might have because I have some free time this week. I can answer ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 8:26pm -

  51. Cornell Students and Graduates: How strong is Investment Banking recruitment for non-AEM majors?

    ... ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 2:15am -

  52. How prestigious is NYU Stern (UG) throughout the country?

    I've asked Sternies on their Facebook group and they all agree that Stern has a tremendous presence on wallstreet, as many major firms go to hire there annually. Based on your experiences, is Stern really that highly regarded among major firms? Also ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2014 - 8:30pm -

  53. EV/EBITDA Multiple

    I read a book which claimed that the EV / EBITDA multiple is not affected by changes in taxation...I understand why EBITDA is unaffected by differences in tax, but why wouldn't changes in tax affect EV? Wouldn't a company with a higher tax have ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2015 - 11:13pm -

  54. Help!! PwC vs Citi?

    I am debating between 2 very great internship. HR Analyst with Citi or Management Consulting internship with PwC. I felt like it was more competitive to get into Citi and I am going to have to work really hard summer at Citi. However, at PwC the atmospher ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2018 - 4:50pm -

  55. Bad bonus season at BB- move to elite / MM?

    Hey guys, Sr associate in strong group at CS /Barc/ BAML / Citi (with focus on M&A) and hearing bonus season won't be so hot so debating leaving for elite boutique like EVR/GHL or MM shop like Lincoln/Harris. Question: how often is this move made ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2013 - 3:17pm -

  56. BB HR: What is the process for checking GPA, ECs, test scores, references, criminal history, etc?

    I see couple of questions on BB background check for FO jobs every day. There are several good threads, explaining the process and everything, but advices almost never come from someone who actually worked at the BB HR. Either people speak from their expe ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 5:14pm -

  57. SA 2013

    So monkeys, The most painful season of IB recruiting has arrived for fellow juniors. I was wondering how many of you have actually received any offers from BB 's for an SA position, particularly on the west coast. Just wondering where everybody is cu ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 7:25pm -

  58. Overview BBs vs. Boutiques for London

    I am quite unfamiliar with the reputation/prestige, exit opps, salary etc. of most of the elite boutiques here in London. Could some give a rough indication where Evercore, Centerview, Moelis, Greenhill, Houlihan Lokey, Perella Weinberg, Lazard, Rothschil ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2018 - 12:57pm -

  59. bullshit breakdown (for prospective monkeys)

    Breaking down the bullshit for the prospective monkeys! Any questions, feel free to ask on here on PM me. Department: IBD at a major BB, London office Number of girls that I've managed to sleep with as a direct result of working at a bank: 0 (got wit ...

    54 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 8 2010 - 6:41am -

  60. Partying/drinking culture at BBs?

    Let me start off by saying that I do not drink... I am starting at a BB this summer and am worried how well I'll be able to manage my networking ability/social status in the firm without the advantage of being able to 'grab a beer' with fel ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2010 - 2:33am -

  61. Thank you WSO! Got my FT Offer! ADVICE NEEDED

    Where do i even start..I learned so much from this forum. The brutally honest opinions, sincere willingness to help, the technical information and random tips on everything has been absolutely crucial for me landing this offer. Coming from a non-target I ...

    27 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2013 - 6:45pm -

  62. PWM Exit Opportunities?

    Hello, what are the exit opportunities facing analysts in PWM from bb firms. Is it common for analysts to go to grad school and transition to IB, hedge funds or PE? Exit opportunities BB PWM ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  63. 3 BB NYC Offers- Help me pick?

    Three offers are outstanding at the moment. Citigroup IBD NYC- group determined next year (I heard there's only like 1-2 M&A spot next year so I know for sure I wont get it). Very likely getting a coverage group like healthcare or something. Barc ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2010 - 8:45pm -

  64. FI Trading Down?

    What do you guys think is driving FI trading profits down at the big banks? Seems to me across the board the BB 's have decreased.. trading BB bonds FI ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am -

  65. Forget IBD, get your PhD

    The Nobel Prize. Once an everlasting testament to human intellectual innovation. A beacon of hope, a searchlight though the clouds over our mind's eye. Today, more akin to an online diploma from a for-profit university. A lifetime achievement Oscar f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 11:48am -

  66. Where do you see the equity research industry going?

    Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO- this post originally went up January 2008 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. I was just talking with an II-ranked independent research analyst. She was really sur ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2014 - 11:33pm -

  67. International Students breaking into banking- ask and I'll try to help

    Hi all, I've enjoyed reading the posts on WSO and have personally been helped by numerous forummers, including one that went the bat for me and wrote a lengthy email to his HR because I was dinged the first round of my on campus interview. He never e ...

    42 comments - 6 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 3:35pm -

  68. What would you do if you were sitting next to a BB senior banker on an airplane?

    I'm a student at one of those non-target schools in NY. As the semester was over, I flew back home to see my family. On my first flight, I sat next to this mid-aged gentleman who dressed in a full suit. I didn't pay attention to him until my eye ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 3:27pm -

  69. Vacation for Summer Analyst in IB at BB

    Hi All, I will be interning in Investment Banking at a BB this summer. I had a quick question regarding vacations. My family is planning a vacation in July and they really (I mean really) want me to come; however, I feel that leaving the bank for a little ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 7:05pm -

  70. Office Visit Post Accepting FT Offer

    I accepted a FT offer with an EB / BB in a regional office and I am back home for winter break. I haven't really communicated with people in the office besides a brief call and was wondering whether I should reach out to schedule a lunch with the jun ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 14 2015 - 3:04pm -

  71. Underrated banks and the ambitious bastard

    Across the boards, you see hundreds of questions regarding exit opps; how to get to <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/kohlberg-kr... ">KKR</a></span>? How does someone g ...

    22 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 11 2010 - 8:24pm -

  72. Thanks to WSO for giving me the edge for this summer

    I started reading WSO last year and it changed my life perspective. Having a brother who works at a top IB boutique and is the highest rated analyst doesn't make a career choice easy especially since I followed his footsteps since middle school. Goin ...

    17 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 13 2017 - 2:30pm -

  73. Summer Analyst Salary

    What would a SA make at a BB IB? IB sa compensation BB ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2012 - 2:45pm -

  74. S&T Prestige

    I guess I should be asking this question elsewhere, but I feel like the bullpen is the most *(and possibly only) regularly visited forum on this site. I have a question regarding s&t. I was wondering if there is a preference/prestige regarding s&t ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 11:27pm -

  75. Do I take my boutique offer or delay graduation & transfer to an Ivy?

    Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a tight spot, and could use some advice. I'm a rising junior at a non-target unranked state school and this past summer I managed to get an internship as a summer analyst at a private equity firm. Fortunately, I knocked ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 3:03pm -

  76. Institutional Sales Analyst Job Description and Overview

    For many, institutional sales offers the best of all worlds: great pay, fewer hours than in corporate finance or research, less stress than in trading, and a nice blend of travel and office work. Like traders, the hours typically follow the market, with a ...

    11 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 4:53pm -

  77. Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?

    A couple of stories have hit the tapes recently which both make fairly depressing reading for those looking to jump into a new 2/3 year analyst programme at a bulge bracket bank. 1- Bonuses are down. Way down. I can only give UK figures here but the avera ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 8:26pm -

  78. Final Round for Credit Risk Analyst at BB

    I will be having the superday for the Credit Risk FT analyst position at a BB soon, and I would love to hear more advice on what I should expect for the final round. Would there be a lot of technical/accounting questions? I never took accounting cuz I wen ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2013 - 10:09pm -

  79. What is the worst BB?

    what do u guys think is the worst bb? obviously not goldman or jp or even ms i would say ubs is doing the worst and is failing and declining but citi always hires tards and state skool kids...which is worse? U VOTE BB ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2009 - 11:35am -

  80. Transition from trading to research

    How difficult is it for a junior Equity/Credit trader (1-2 years experience) to transition into a fundamental Equity/Credit research role within the same BB? Is it easier to transition from Equity trading to Equity Research, or from Credit Trading to Cred ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  81. One Cold Email to Change Your Life (Result right here)

    For those needing a bit of inspiration: How I passed an internship offer for top 10 strategy consulting to my best friend, who had been looking for a job for 2 years. People involved: SENIOR MD in charge of country's group, who forwarded my email. BE ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 1 2010 - 1:40am -

  82. West Coast vs. NY Exit Opps

    Hey guys, I just recently accepted an offer in the SF bay area with a BB for banking in tech. Just wanted to get your thoughts on what the exit opps are like on the west coast for tech.... It seems like in NY, 1st years are approached like 6 months into t ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 9:06pm -

  83. Background Check--wrong date on resume

    Hi guys: I just have a quick question about background check. I recently got a full-time offer and have proceeded to the background check process. However, for my summer internship last year, I had put the wrong start date (I just noticed that). The inter ...

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

  84. bloomberg access as interns

    Just want to know if my bank is dicking me or if other s&t interns don't have it either. BB ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2011 - 10:04pm -

  85. BB SA Compensation

    I will be working at a BB this summer, and I was wondering if SAs get overtime or get a bonus. I am trying to figure out my finances for next year, so knowing how much I could save this summer would really help. The offer letter just says the compensation ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2010 - 8:07am -

  86. CUNY Baruch to NYU Stern?

    Hi all the amazing monkies. I am a HS senior and very settled to pursue a career within the IB industry, specifically FO because I had some exposure to M&A. (I decided to follow this path after very serious consideration. My family has some network wi ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2014 - 12:30am -

  87. Gladwell's Quarterback Problem in Finance

    To me, Gladwell is one of few authors where i can sit down and read his works for hours on end, and I thought i would share one piece with you fellow monkeys. It is about the quarterback problem. More specifically, how any measure we have of determining h ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 12:21pm -

  88. As IBD Analyst, Will I be able to pay my sister for med school? HELP!

    Ok so I accepted a SA offer for 2011 at a BB in NYC. Ideally I will start full-time in 2012 for my IBD stint, which is when my sister graduates from college. That leads to the main problem My family is actually quite poor and was unable to afford my siste ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2011 - 12:22pm -

  89. Selectivity of Top Prop. shops vs. BB S&T

    Just how do these two different trading gigs compare in terms of selectivity? I know the top proprietary shops like Optiver, Jane Street Capital, First New York, and Susquehanna mostly recruit at Ivy League schools and other top/target schools. A few non- ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2009 - 11:51pm -

  90. Back office BB vs boutique front

    If my goal is to eventually land a PE / HF / VC gig (after an MBA), which of the 2 is better (in terms of exit ops and transferable skills): 1) Analyst at top BB firm doing operations/ BO work (reconciling, settlement, P&I, 3rd party clearing, etc) 2) ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 9:11am -

  91. JPM Intern E-mail Blast

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    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2011 - 5:45pm -

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    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2012 - 10:47am -

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  95. Macro trading desks at BB's

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  96. SA: Honestly, Can I Lie About GPA?

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  97. Did your BB ask for your transcipt?

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    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2012 - 1:38pm -

  98. Getting Out of America

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    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2009 - 6:40pm -

  99. Factoring in Current Semester Projected GPA for Recruiting?

    Hi guys. So I have a quick question about GPA and CVs. Currently, my major GPA is a 3.4. I am about to go through recruiting and will be submitting my CV soon. I was hoping to know when, if ever, BB IBs would check transcripts. I have taken all of my adva ...

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  100. CICC vs BB IBD 2017

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