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  1. 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 ...

    92 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jul 31 2016 - 2:01pm -

  2. 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 -

  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 ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 2:00pm -

  4. 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 -

  5. 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 I found a few topics on this but they are all outdated and generally do not have great responses.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 ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:40pm -

  6. 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 ...

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

  7. 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 ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 15 2016 - 11:00am -

  8. Chances of switching banks following internship

    I will be interning this summer with a borderline BB; however, I want to keep my options open and shoot to maximize my potential if possible. Because of this, I am looking for info regarding banks that fall into the true BB /EB category, which hold FT rec ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 27 2017 - 5:37pm -

  9. 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 ...

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

  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 ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  11. Screwed up all the internship interviews at BB banks

    Hey, So I am basically in a very bad situation. I received interview invites from GS, Lazard, MS, JPM for an internship and got rejected at all of them. My preparation was obviously insufficient, even though I'd say I have a decent understanding of a ...

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

  12. 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 - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  13. 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 - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  14. 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 ...

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

  15. 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 ...

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

  16. 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 -

  17. 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 ...

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

  18. 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 -

  19. 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 ...

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

  20. 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 al ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2011 - 10:21am -

  21. 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 - 10 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  22. 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 belo ...

    56 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 13 2012 - 11:15pm -

  23. 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 -

  24. 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 amo ...

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

  25. CICC vs BB IBD 2017

    Hey monkeys, a quick, classic and evolving question about CICC vs BB IBD. I'm from mainland and now a master student at a top 5 US university on the west coast. Received IBD SA offers from Morgan Stanley (generalist), CICC (M&A) and 2 other secon ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 30 2017 - 3:37pm -

  26. 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 ...

    156 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 1:09pm -

  27. Bulge Brackets in Chicago

    One big concern with satellite offices is that they tend to be outsourced labor shops for NYC. This tends to be the case with the bulges. Could you guys provide some insight to these Chicago offices? BB bulge chicago IB ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 21 2017 - 4:41pm -

  28. 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 -

  29. Am I Nuts? Summer Position Suits

         . fashion summer analyst BB ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2015 - 11:17am -

  30. 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 -

  31. 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 -

  32. 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 -

  33. 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 -

  34. 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 -

  35. 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 -

  36. 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 ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2014 - 8:10pm -

  37. why don't i get 1st-round interviews??? totally unpredicted

    I'm going through FT recruiting now but keep getting rejected for on-campus interviews!! I can't believe this because I have top-tier BB internships and my GPA is quite high at target. I was invited to almost all BB interviews before, so I didn& ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2011 - 10:55am -

  38. 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 -

  39. 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 ...

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

  40. 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 -

  41. 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 ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 13 2017 - 2:30pm -

  42. 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-tar ...

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

  43. 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 ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 4:20am -

  44. 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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2016 - 11:29pm -

  45. 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 - 3 silver bananas - May 8 2010 - 6:41am -

  46. 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 -

  47. 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 -

  48. URGENT ADVICE- Soph MM IBD unpaid internship NYC vs. Paid F100 Internship Boston

    WSO, I'm at a pivotal point in my life where I need to make decisions in order to set myself up for BB IBD fall recruitment. I am interested in either a top BB (GS, JPM, MS), or an EB (Laz, HL, EC, Centerview). I was at a non-target, but I have recen ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2016 - 7:04pm -

  49. 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 -

  50. 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 -

  51. 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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2015 - 9:04pm -

  52. delete facebook?

    hey, would it make sense to get rid of facebook, so recruiters can't stalk you on it. is facebook a factor in the screening process or is it irrelevant also does facebook have value beyond college nyc IBD Summer BB ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2011 - 8:44pm -

  53. 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 ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 6:56pm -

  54. 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 -

  55. 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 -

  56. 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 -

  57. 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 -

  58. 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 -

  59. Number of SAs at each bank

    Anyone know and willing to share the number of SAs this summer in IB at their particular bank? I'll start JPM around 135. IB BB interns SAs ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2009 - 2:02pm -

  60. 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 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2010 - 2:56pm -

  61. Underrated banks and the ambitious bastard

    Across the boards, you see hundreds of questions regarding exit opps; how to get to KKR? How does someone get into Paulson & Co.? Questions like these veil the poster's true motivation: Ambition. "How do you get in KKR?" really means &q ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2010 - 8:24pm -

  62. 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 -

  63. why analyst leave banking

    Why is it that analyst leave banking after their two years are up. Obviously the hours are slightly better in the pe/hf world but is the comp that much better too....I guess what i am asking is would someone who left to a pe shop be able to make as much i ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2010 - 8:55pm -

  64. 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: 1. SENIOR MD in charge of country's group, who forwarded my email. ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2010 - 1:40am -

  65. 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 -

  66. am i the only one who would never want to work at a bb

         . Banking BB ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  67. 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 ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2012 - 10:53am -

  68. Need Help with Offers please

    I realize people say ranking offers is stupid because ultimately its about fit but I really don't know how else to go about this. Basically, I have IB offers from one European BB (HSBC / UBS /Barclay's) for their New York office and I am confide ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2015 - 11:56am -

  69. Whats the next best thing at Goldman Sachs (or any other BB?

    If you can't get IB at Goldman or any other BB, what is the next best or most reputable field of work you can do there? gs BB ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2010 - 2:07am -

  70. 3 BB SA Offers for 2011- Help me pick!

    I go to a non-target but through crazy networking and the help of some connections I was able to secure 3 SA offers in NYC for 2011. Citigroup, Barclays Capital, and Deutsche Bank.... Which is best for my resume profile? They are all IBD offers...Since it ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2011 - 1:57pm -

  71. 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 ...

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

  72. 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 -

  73. BB IBD Training- Training process?

    Hi everyone, I was just curious what the training process is like for incoming analysts. I understand that for most BBs, training lasts about 2-3 months. Do you work on deals while training? How intensive is it, and what are the hours like during training ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 8:28pm -

  74. 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 -

  75. HK BB Rankings

    How would you rank the BBs in HK in terms of prestige and deal flow? Here is how I would rank them: 1. MS 2. UBS 3. J.P. Morgan / GS 5. DB / CS 7. BAML / Citi 9. BarCap 10. Nomura / Macquarie Any thoughts? ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 10:00am -

  76. Corporate phones?

    Just wondering- How do corporate phones work? Do you just get one number for your desk, and do the phone calls just get forwarded to your blackberry when you're away? Also, do all banks provide blackberries?(not that you'd want one anyways) Or d ...

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

  77. JPM Intern E-mail Blast

    Looks like a JPM Summer Intern may be cutting his time at the firm a bit short after a pretty hilarious e-mail he sent out to his colleagues. I really love the quick redaction he makes on the second and third e-mails out to everyone. Lets hope this kid do ...

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

  78. New Investment Banking Hire Prank

    This is hilarious, don't let it be you...The email below is in fact "real" (as in it was an email sent out to people), it appears as though it was a prank on behalf of co-workers. I know he learned an important lesson: failing to lock up yo ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 2:00pm -

  79. 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 -

  80. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

    Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview since I was in NYC durin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  81. Prospects of transferring from a non-target to a target undergrad?

    . BB ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:40am -

  82. How fluent in Chinese do I need to be to work in IB in Beijing?

    I am looking to apply for investment banking at a BB in Beijing. My question is how fluent in Chinese do I need to be to do the work? I can speak and read Chinese fine but my writing skills are questionable. What do you guys think? IBD BB chinese Beijing ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2009 - 6:44pm -

  83. Did your BB ask for your transcipt?

    I was just curious if your BB asked for your transcript upon employment? This applies to both SA and FT. BB ...

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

  84. Cash From Boss- What Do I Give?

    Just got a nice Christmas present-- a good amount of cash from my MD boss I work directly for. Unexpected and exciting. The problem is, I didn't see this coming and didn't get him anything. I'm a lowly analyst at a BB. I've got to get ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 2:45pm -

  85. engineer breaking into IB

    hello fellow WSOers....im trying to break into IB as an analyst at ANY firm but i dont have a finance background. i did a double degree in engineering and science (i know not really finance related from the university of toronto. uofts engineering program ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2011 - 1:06am -

  86. Contacts at Top BBs, previous M&A boutique internship, but 3.3 GPA... insurmountable?

          Hey monkeys, Title says it all. If I networked hard but my GPA is subpar at a semi/non-target, can I still talk/interview my way into a SA at GS, Deutsche, Barclays etc.? Spent last summer at a tiny M&A boutique in NYC. Thanks! In ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 3:40am -

  87. Getting Out of America

    I paid 50k a year to attend a target school, worked my ass off-- got top grades and finally landed a banking job. Now that I've joined I see this stupid ass tax that House of Rep. just passed (given the political capital to be earned, will prob. pass ...

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

  88. Need help deciding which offer to pursue: boutique HF vs. BB vs. asset management

    Long time lurker finally coming out of the shadow here. I promise now that I have officially made an account, I will openly contribute to the forum! I currently have three options: to work for a boutique hedge fund w/ $100million aum, asset management w/ ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2012 - 1:16pm -

  89. ***Deleted***

    Deleted Investment Banking Banking Bank of America bofa BB BAML accepting offer ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2014 - 12:44am -

  90. How do you go to almost the top of the Monkey Shit board at WSO?

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