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  1. Horrible Boss or is this Wall St?

    Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short and sweet. I took an ER job out of school (after running my own little ER biz). Working on Wall St is great, I'm learning a ton, I put in the hours and I'm on the front lines. Outside of continually gett ...

    59 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 9:00pm -

  2. What is Finance like during undergrad and B-School?

    What is it really like to major in finance in college? From your personal experiences was it hard, manageable, easy for you guys? Any tips for a prospective finance major will be very helpful. finance college Investment Banking business ...

    45 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 10:11am -

  3. What are helpful tips for office parties?

    With the holidays approaching, office parties are becoming increasingly prevalent. CNBC states that last year, almost two-thirds of organizations held an end-of-year holiday party open to all employees. This means that you could be finding an invitation t ...

    49 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 8 2016 - 5:19pm -

  4. Opinions On Bryant University?

    Was recently accepted to Bryant University for undergraduate and they gave me a lot of money (25k per year and their highest scholarship is 30k per year). It will be somewhat hard to turn down their offer. How are Bryant students and the university in gen ...

    43 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 20 2017 - 3:17pm -

  5. What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker?

    Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? Skills top 3 finance business i ...

    47 comments - 5 silver bananas - Dec 3 2016 - 11:00am -

  6. How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?

    Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, investment banks, private equity/ venture capital firms, etc and have risen to the highest levels in their field are all extremely smart. From what I've seen, the majority of thes ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2017 - 11:00pm -

  7. The Obsession with Investment Banking

    Mod note: "Blast from the Past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from 01/11 Do you have an investment banking obsession? Especially those of you still in college, do you spend every waking moment angling for a job in investment banking? Do ...

    61 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 9:56am -

  8. Quitting Investment Banking

    Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 11:39am -

  9. Job Interviews and Flirting

    Hi all, I had a very weird experience recently and wanted to see whether someone here has had a similar one. I recently had last round interview for I job that I really want and I have the suspicion that I got flirted with during the interview- and what i ...

    31 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 19 2016 - 2:51am -

  10. Trump will be the nominee- for real this time

    I'm wondering what Trump's all too certain nomination for the Republican Party means for banking and finance in general. He's been cleaning up his team and taking a more presidential tone, which will be good for everyone to start weighing i ...

    62 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2016 - 1:25pm -

  11. Investment Banking or Doctor

    Hi everyone- posting for a mentee I'm helping out Essentially I am pre-med and recently interned at a prestigious US BB (think JP, MS, GS) over the summer in IBD with a full time return offer. Additionally I have a guaranteed medical admission- due t ...

    30 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 1:17pm -

  12. How do you guys do it?

    Just recently moved to New York for a new role and i'm finding that I'm tired as shit most days of the week. Between morning workouts, picking up new things on the job, studying for the CFA, and chasing girls, it seems like there's hardly a ...

    47 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 11:00am -

  13. Wearing a T-shirt under a dress shirt?

          I know it is completely about self preference when it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a dress shirt...but just as a side note, if your office is a business casual setting, does it look stupid if you can see a white undershirt under y ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2016 - 12:41am -

  14. The weak post-MBA finance job market

          What's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wan ...

    126 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 9:24am -

  15. How do investment bankers handle long hours?

    "I worked 70 hours last week," says an analyst at RBS, which as a state owned institution might be expected to go easier on people. "There are no restrictions on our hours at all. It's normal to work from 9am to midnight." This qu ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 13 2016 - 4:01am -

  16. ETF Stripping and Insider Trading

    This post comes as a suggestion from HappyPantsMcGee (or HPM, or whatever the Diddy wannabe is calling himself this week). He asked me to explain the practice of ETF stripping, especially as it relates to the recent insider trading charges filed against s ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2016 - 8:48am -

  17. Finance Culture- Personalities

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 5/20/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. Make sure to see the great comment below by CompBanker. I come from a small town where nobody had ever heard of consu ...

    92 comments - 37 silver bananas - Jan 14 2016 - 6:00am -

  18. MSF Tips: Why You Should or Shouldn't Get One

    Four years ago, I made a fateful decision to get an MSF degree. I badly wanted to break into Wall Street, live the lifestyle of a big swinging dick with models and bottles, and not have to study a buttload of stuff like a doctor or engineer. I was success ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 20 2015 - 2:11pm -

  19. Bentley vs Fordham??

    Hello! I am currently a high school senior and I intend on majoring in finance (or finance-economics if I choose Bentley) with a minor in either management or economics. My main goal is to work at a major investment banking firm and then eventually move o ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 2 2017 - 11:00am -

  20. Quitting Finance

    Hey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story short, I worked in Le ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 12:02pm -

  21. Economics vs. Finance Major

    Yes, I know this topic has been beaten to death already. My situation is slightly different than other schools. Finance and economics are both in the business school. I got to a top 50 non target (One or two kids make BB each year, and some make local IBD ...

    261 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2017 - 12:26pm -

  22. NYU Stern: overrated MBA?

    Everyone says that nyu stern is great for finance, due to its strong faculty and NYC location. But when i look at the actual job placement, i was surprised at how bad it was. Even with BB banking and trading, which is their bread and butter, they didn ...

    108 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  23. Rejection

    Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside the post by @M- Weintraub So, it's been a while since I've provided content to this wonderful website (sorry Patrick). But, I figure now would be a good time. I just received a nice &quo ...

    50 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 11:00am -

  24. Law vs. Investment Banking?

    Hi I am trying to decide between going to law school or pursue investment banking. I am good at math, but also love doing persuasive argumentation. Any advice? finance breaking in IBD ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  25. Is it worth being crushed by loans: Kelley Undergraduate vs. University South Carolina undergrad finance degree

    Where can an undergrad finance degree from U of South Car. take me? I know it's what I make of it and I plan on joining a fraternity, running for leadership positions and applying aggressively but on average do you think I'll be able to graduate ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2016 - 9:08pm -

  26. Condo Experience

    Hey- currently developing a condo project model. Does anyone have experience building one? Main questions are: how many units are you typically expecting to sell per year? Or does it even work like that; are you looking at income at a more granular level ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 3:26am -

  27. Master of science in Finance advice, UT Dallas specific

    I'm looking at MSF's. I like UTD for $$ reasons and pt. I want to stay in TX, and do f500. thoughts? masters degree Texas dallas finance UT Dallas Jindal ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  28. My heart on my sleeve

          Hi everyone, I'm a long-time lurker on WSO, now seeking counsel from those more experienced. I'm coming here because I honestly have no one else to talk to... I do not want to waste too much of your time so I'll try to ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:11am -

  29. Finance V Law V Medicine V Other

    In our society, those with above-average capabilities and the means of acquiring a higher education are ultimately given three career paths to chose from; law, finance and medicine. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, with various types of enginee ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  30. The Big Short II: Why shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages may be the (second) greatest trade ever

    Hi everyone I completed a pitchbook which presents a thesis on shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages. My research claims this trade opportunity is comparative to John Paulson's shorts on subprime mortgages which he established from 2005 to 2 ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm -

  31. When will the 80% LTV days come?

          We used to have a pretty good lending relationship that was funding 80% LTV for retail and hotel properties provided of course that the debt service coverage was very strong. However, once the recession hit, this changed pretty fast. ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2015 - 4:00am -

  32. 8 Men Are As Rich As 3.6 Billion People

    A recent report by Oxfam International has found that 8 men are as rich as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. These eight include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison, and Jeff ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 16 2017 - 3:19am -

  33. Evolution of the Financier

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Once upon a time you had virtual ...

    41 comments - 25 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 5:57am -

  34. How Finance is like Professional Sports

          If you look at elite athletes of virtually any sport, they almost always share one thing in common: they started playing the sport at a fairly young age. Sure, there are exceptions, but very rarely do you see a world-class athlete who ...

    37 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 12:28pm -

  35. Why is Stern disliked so much, but Wharton praised?

          From all the research I've done, they really seem to be much more similar than they are different. Both very finance/wall street focused, recruited heavily, competitive, selective admissions. Other than the Ivy League tag, the fi ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 5:12am -

  36. The decline of NYC finance

    This NY Times article talks about the rapidly declining importance of finance to the city's private sector. During the boom years, finance contributed to about 10% of jobs added to the city's private sector. Now that figure is less than 1%. In m ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 16 2015 - 7:58pm -

  37. Best graduate schools for sales & trading

    I go to a non-target school (junior) and am considering going into a masters of finance program right after graduation. I had S & T interviews at 4 BBs and didn't get a SA offer and really want to be in Sales & Trading. I will also have the C ...

    84 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:03pm -

  38. Shallow NYC gold diggers

    God, these girls are absolutely intolerable. At least the gold digging chicks in Los Angeles are hot. These chicks are horrendous. Oh well; that's NYC for you. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/nyregion/28daba.... nyc finance women gold diggers ...

    102 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  39. Is This True: PE/IB Firms Ask Your for Your SAT Scores?

          I've read this I think once or twice on WSO and many other times on random places on the internet. Clarifications from anyone who is actually in PE would be much appreciated. If they do ask, could one just lie, or do they go thro ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 12:57am -

  40. BERKELEY VS USC VS UCLA

    College choice: Berkeley, UCLA, USC. Which one should i go for business. I like all campuses. I realize Haas is no guarantee, but it's good. Marshall is good for networking. UCLA is straight up a chillin place. give me your advice college USC finance ...

    76 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  41. 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 -

  42. Haas MBA for finance?

    Not much here about haas. It seems like haas is ok in consulting and tech but very weak for finance. Would it be a mistake to attend haas with the intention of getting a finance job coming out? MBA finance Haas ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  43. 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 -

  44. What parts of Liar's Poker do you still see in finance today?

    I love Liar's Poker. It's my favorite book. My adoration for this story is probably shared by a lot of you fellow monkeys. However, much of the industry has changed since that epic story came out in 1989. John Gutfreund is dead. Some would say e ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 3 2016 - 12:57am -

  45. Forbes releases 30 under 30

    Any monkeys manage to make the list this year? 30 Under 30 Finance: The Top Young Traders, Bankers And Dealmakers The rising stars of finance can be found on both the buy and sell sides of Wall Street, working for big banks like Morgan Stanley and Bank of ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2014 - 6:00am -

  46. What to do now and beautiful women in finance

          So some stats on me, just graduated from a non-target state school (had to go to due to financial reasons, I have graduated with $0 debt:-)), BS finance, 3.2 GPA. Did an internship in consulting. Signed contract to join firm, but some ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2015 - 4:16pm -

  47. Columbia or Wharton for Undergraduate?

          I was accepted to both Columbia University and UPenn Wharton for undergrad. But I don't know which to pick. Any insights would be great, and please specify whether you have affiliations to either school/acknowledge your biases. K ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:39pm -

  48. How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym?

    Recently, I read a Business Insider article that listed 17 ways to trick yourself into going to the gym. Some of my favorites are leaving your gym bag at your office, thinking about the money you're pouring into a gym membership, mixing up your worko ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 7 2017 - 5:56pm -

  49. Sell Your Options Dearly: DEBT

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    55 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 2 2012 - 7:45am -

  50. University of Oklahoma BBA Finance reputation?

    Does Price business school at the undergrad level have the rep to get IB/PE positions in TX or NY. Looking on linkedin I see there are at least a handful that have done that, just wondering how far OU's reach goes and if it's somewhat comparable ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:06pm -

  51. Cambridge Associates- Scheduled phone interview

    I have a scheduled phone interview with Cambridge Associates for the consulting associate position in the Dallas Office. To be honest, I am just interested in breaking into finance and from a cursory search I have found very mixed opinions regarding wheth ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  52. MSc Finance at LSE or HEC Paris?

    I have offers to study an MSc in Finance at LSE and at HEC Paris. I realise I am very lucky indeed to have the opportunity to study at either of these universities. I am extremely keen to break into M&A at a top tier bank. I would be really interested ...

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

  53. How to Break into Finance for a Mechanical Engineer?

    I'm a mechanical engineer and I've been out of school for about four years now. I'm looking to break into finance but I can't even apply to entry-level positions at the major banks. I graduated from an Ivy League university with a 3.4 ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm -

  54. 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 -

  55. 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 -

  56. Are White Women Less Capable at Math?

    Have you ever wondered if your teacher simply didn't think you were competent enough for a subject, even though your scores were decent? Well apparently if you are a white female this may be true. "A 'subtle' but 'definitely prese ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 7:19pm -

  57. College & Social Life

    As I finish up my sophomore year at a target I am truly wondering this one question: for the people on this website who are juniors/seniors and have successfully attained IB jobs/summer internships...most of you had to get good grades...which for most of ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2014 - 11:03am -

  58. How do you manage finals week?

          As a fourth year college student, I feel I have acquired some necessary skills related to exam-taking. My strategy, tried and true, requires students spend many hours studying outside the classroom during the first 12 weeks of the sem ...

    98 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2011 - 3:47pm -

  59. I need opinions on Big 4, its exit opportunities, and etc. Please help?

    So my university and big 4 firms in general act like working in audit at a Big 4 is so prestigious, so I bought into it... BW also ranked Big 4 as having top internship programs, best places to start your career, and etc, so I was even more convinced. I a ...

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

  60. Accounting, Finance, or Economics Degree?!?!?!

    I'm at a crossroads here, I've finished most if not all my General Education courses and now need to start on my core classes. But I'm confused as to which degree is best, I love the stock market and I would love to land a career that has s ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  61. The Price of Success: Friends

    Throughout the past few years I've noticed that some of my closest relationships have deteriorated as it became more clear that I was on a fast-track in Finance while others were languishing with bad grades and not-so-prestigious (or non-existent) in ...

    72 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 28 2012 - 8:51am -

  62. Goldman Sachs Finance Division

    Okay, give it to me straight. What are the pros and cons of working for GS Finance as a Credit Analyst? Let's look at this from the usual prestige angle, i.e., b-school potential, FO /MO/ BO, its relative position to BB IB and others, and other consi ...

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

  63. The programmers shall inherit the earth

    The trend towards automation has been ongoing for some time and is only accelerating. Lately I've been talking to a lot of headhunters and others in the industry, and they all echo the same thing. Programming knowledge is increasingly becoming a must ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2011 - 9:50pm -

  64. Best financial calculator

    I am taking undergrad Finance 101. Now we are getting to the point where we are doing basic tvm problems, cash flows, etc. My prof has recommended we buy a financial calculator. What is the best financial calculator to buy for such a class? finance school ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  65. 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 -

  66. The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your Misery

    I have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another nail in the coffin of this o ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 12:15pm -

  67. Dartmouth vs. Brown vs. Cornell Undergrad

          I am a high school senior interested in Investment Banking, Consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Finance, etc. I've been accepted into Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and Notre Dame. I was wondering if I could get some advice ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2014 - 10:20pm -

  68. Did you choose finance because you actually like it?

          Or did you go into the industry to pay off college debt quickly, get a fat pay check, live in NYC and think you were going to become a millionaire. And for the college students: Did your parents make you choose the finance major, or d ...

    86 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2011 - 1:06am -

  69. If you could have a law pertaining to the finance industry repealed, which are you hatcheting?

    I have an assignment to write a paper on a law that should be repealed, so I was wondering if you guys had any good ones in mind. I would prefer laws regarding finance. Many thanks and best regards. finance Law repeal ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am -

  70. Highest paying financial jobs (/best financial firms) in the Detroit area?

    I'm guessing that most of you don't think much of Detroit, but I'm from the Ann Arbor-area, I'm going to go to the University of Michigan, I've got all of my family and friends in the area, I've got all my sports teams in the ...

    217 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2011 - 12:13pm -

  71. How do you deal with depression on the job?

          I know its not often spoke about, but how do you deal with it? finance ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 23 2015 - 6:07pm -

  72. WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYC

          Does anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/PERE/real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 6:36pm -

  73. New and Need Advice- Fund Accountant Career Paths?

    Hi Everyone: I just want to start by introducing myself- my name is Alex and I'm a newly minted graduate in Business Management from Boston University. I started as a Mechanical Engineering major and transfered to BU after one year and the realizatio ...

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

  74. I Need Help with My Transfer College List and Major

    I'm a community college student in California, so I have transfer agreements with all the CSU's and UC's in the state. Also, my community college has a transfer agreement with U-Michigan Ann Arbor. On the other hand, the other classes I ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2013 - 9:52pm -

  75. Ill. faces 66 percent tax boost amid budget crisis

    I'm surprised Ant hasn't posted this yet. Please discuss... Illinois Tax Hike By DEANNA BELLANDI, Associated Press Deanna Bellandi, Associated Press- Wed Jan 12, 9:54 am ET SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- Democratic Illinois lawmakers beat a looming deadline ...

    85 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2011 - 8:41pm -

  76. Where Do Interns Hang Out In NYC

          I'm currently interning at a fund on Madison Avenue. I was wondering where interns hang out after work. Are there any bars or restaurants that interns really "swarm". I'm hoping to find a few cool new people this s ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 12:45am -

  77. Counter offer advice

    So I'm in a pickle here, and hoping some of you here have experienced this. ...

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

  78. Trading Without a Net: Why I Don't Use Stops on Options Trades

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I've received a few messages from you guys about m ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am -

  79. What is the hardest class you have ever taken?

          This could be in any subject or level of study. Just want to hear some of the course names. Also, feel free to post your grade in the course. finance school class university business ...

    136 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 2:07am -

  80. Weekend Wars: Finance vs. Engineering

    A question we often hear posed on Wall Street Oasis is what should I major in? Or some derivation, thereof. People will tell you anything and everything from straight finance, accounting and business to seemingly irrelevant topics such as theater, music a ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 4:23pm -

  81. What to do if you don't really have professional references?

          I got an interview comin' up for an internship, and was pre-emptively given an official "job application" form. On it, it wanted me to list 3 professional references. The thing is, I practically have none and only have ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 4:42am -

  82. Estate Planning: The Shotgun Approach

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I know Halloween was a few days ago, but I can't resist the ghoulish temptation to write about ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 8:00am -

  83. Microsoft or American Express for Summer Internship 2017?

    I am wondering what are some pros and cons of taking an internship with Amex in NYC or Microsoft in Seattle (Redmond). I have offers from both and I am so stuck between the two. They are both corporate finance roles. Pay is similar, Microsoft has a few mo ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 6 2016 - 2:55pm -

  84. Ridiculous resume

        just sick. wharton undergrad huntsman program, perfect 4.0 GPA founded several non-profit organizations while in school summer internships at credit suisse, goldman sachs, bain capital sankaty Rhodes Scholar at Oxford resume finance Wharton ...

    150 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2010 - 10:08pm -

  85. Ex-finance guy applying to M7, need advice monkeys

    I would really appreciate some thoughts from my fellow monkeys. Since February, after my fund and I parted ways, I've been working on several non-finance related projects. Those of you who know me in person are aware of what I'm doing. I genuine ...

    61 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2012 - 5:14am -

  86. Is the Hindenburg Omen for Real?

    The web is on fire with stories about the Hindenburg Omen that was triggered last week. The Hindenburg Omen is going to make things very bad, very soon, if technical analysts are correct. Never heard of it? You're not alone. It's a market anomal ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2010 - 6:05am -

  87. Finance and computer science dual degree?

    Hey WSO, I'm thinking of doing a dual degree at the U Pennsylvania in computer science bachelor of applied science and Wharton finance. I plan on doing S&T at some BB. A dual degree is really hard though. Is this combination worth the work? Will ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  88. Back Office (BO) Product Control Finance- Salary after X years? (long-term)

    I am about to take a full time job working in product control (finance- back office) at Goldman Sachs and I was wondering how the salary progression will be like several years down the road. Irrelevant, but I took this position instead of a full time Audi ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  89. Time to Look at Silver

    I'm not sure I've ever made two trade recommendations in the same week, but you guys should be aware of this opportunity if you're not already. If you're looking for a long term trade with the potential to return a double, triple, or e ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2010 - 6:14am -

  90. Advice regarding career choice

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