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  2. Networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals. Whether it is gaining valuable advice or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and unlocks knowledge that would otherwise be hard to find. best way t ...

    85 comments11 Apr 2018 -

  3. This will be my first call/contact with anyone at that level. I've spoken to analysts before, but nothing higher ranking. I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't slightly nervous because I want to be 100% on my game. It was effortless to get to th ...

    59 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. One of the thoughts that was always going through my head while in school was "What can I do more to be successful in the long-term than just go to class?" There are a lot of different ways to develop your career while still in school, and looki ...

    17 comments2 Aug 2018 -

  5. Pretty self explanatory question. I'm reaching out to a mixed bag of alumni and people further up the food chain in my specialty. I am torn between the officiality of sending these emails from my work address (not to mention the ability to template e ...

    54 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  6. Best way to keep track of networking

    Business School and GMAT

    What do you guys use besides excel to keep track of your contacts? I'm heading to business school this fall and want to ramp up my networking efforts in an organized manner. I'm ideally looking for something that links to gmail and keeps track o ...

    27 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  7. My FT Recruiting Process

    Investment Banking

    I've been seeing a lot of posts about FT recruiting and networking, so I decided to share my FT recruiting experiences and offer some advice on the process. Background: Non-Target school SA at a MM firm Incoming 1st year at GS /MS/ JPM My Experience: ...

    32 comments9 May 2015 -

  8. How should I start networking?

    Job Search Advice

    So PLEASE don't say "look around the forums." Everyone has their own story/circumstances, etc. So I'm getting an MSF this year, and previously, I was at a boiler room type shop for a few months, thats all the experience I got. Non-targ ...

    27 comments30 Aug 2014 -

  9. What are you supposed to wear to networking events? Especially if it's not specified. Would jeans and dress shirt be ok? or are jeans a big no no? clothes general networking ...

    27 comments21 May 2014 -

  10. I just came out of a networking experienced hire event at my company and thought it would be good to share some thoughts on internal networking (specifically for corporate finance, but industry in general). I haven't seen anything on this site about ...

    18 comments9 Feb 2015 -

  11. It is the fall and interviews are here for some and coming for others. Though the same questions are asked and the same obstacles faced over again, it seems some never learn. It is never any one single thing that gets you the job you want, unless we are t ...

    15 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  12. Chicago guys, Any interest in starting a monthly lunch group during the week? I figure we all work pretty nearby and would benefit from getting to know other As and As around town. PM me or post below and we'll see if we can get something together. g ...

    18 comments11 Apr 2012 -

  13. Consistency is the Key

    Job Search Advice

    I have found over the years that people have a misconception about networking. Many people think that networking is a set event that you attend. Unfortunately, b-schools perpetuate this myth by holding...wait for it...networking events where the entire ni ...

    12 comments4 May 2014 -

  14. Several years ago I was working in the social media space and had to give tons of pitches to different PE, VC, and Angel groups. The content of the pitch was pretty much the same each time, however, after a while it was getting stale. The content itself w ...

    10 comments10 May 2014 -

  15. I'm pretty sure people just started saying this because they read it on M&I, and your mileage may vary, but to me this phrase always seemed like an awkwardly vague part of business-speak. You might disagree, which is fine, but basically I can ...

    9 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  16. Here's the story: Using Linkedin to contact random people using email and I have been copy/pasting the body of the emails in each email. These are not people who went to my school, so I did quite a bit of them! Anyways, I realize that I used the name ...

    10 comments26 Dec 2011 -

  17. Followup email question

    Job Search Advice

    I had a meeting 2 weeks ago with an analyst. At the end of the meeting he said he would look into his contacts and see if he could set me up with another meeting. It's been 2 weeks since then. Anyway I wanted to know how to follow up on that meeting ...

    9 comments12 Feb 2012 -

  18. Buying your way into a Target???

    Business School and GMAT

    How effective is it giving money to a leading target school in regards to building ties with them? Or is it a complete waste of money? I mean like you intend to go there in the near future and wouldn't mind your kids going as well. How much it take b ...

    8 comments31 Mar 2012 -

  19. So What Just Happened?

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, ...

    8 comments5 Feb 2012 -

  20. Hey everyone, I am an undergraduate at NYU Stern and am looking to meet new people in the city. If you are in the area and are interested in just chatting, please send me a private message. If you are not in the area but would still like to chat, feel fre ...

    7 comments18 Nov 2014 -

  21. EDIT: Thanks for the help! general networking ...

    6 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  22. Creepy Networking?

    Job Search Advice

    Here's the situation: You are an intern in NYC or London or other city, and would greatly benefit from networking. You are on the subway, or in line for coffee, or riding in the elevator. You notice the person next to you has an Evercore bby backgrou ...

    6 comments11 Jun 2014 -

  23. What're some typical signs that a contact is blowing you off? I've been sparingly corresponding with a CS PB and his responses tend to be short and barely address the issue The usual makeup of his responses: "Thanks for the follow-up" ...

    6 comments5 Apr 2012 -

  24. Hi, I have a contact in NYC. He's a high up lawyer in M&A in a corporate law firm and he has decided to help me. I sent him my resume about 3 weeks ago and had a telephone conversation with him, in which he asked me what I was looking for (IBD sp ...

    6 comments23 Mar 2012 -

  25. IB email response

    Investment Banking

    About a week ago I got an email from a professor that said an alumni who now works at a MM bank in Philadelphia was looking for summer interns. I emailed the alumni the usual email basically saying "thank you for the opportunity etc." and attach ...

    6 comments11 Jan 2012 -

  26. Hi, A month ago I interviewed with a bank, I haven't heard back so I naturally assumed I was no longer in contention for the job. Yesterday, I get an email inviting me to a networking event for other departments of the bank at the HQ of the bank whic ...

    6 comments24 Oct 2011 -

  27. Create your Own Excuse

    Job Search Advice

    Over the last few weeks I have received a few messages from fellow Monkeys about networking and a recurring theme is a variation on, "How can I find an excuse to reach out to people I just met at a networking event?" My answer is: Create your OW ...

    5 comments28 Apr 2014 -

  28. I was wondering how firms felt about excluding your CGPA on your resume when applying. I have a 3.2- 3.3 (semi-target, Canada) and have been advised to exclude it from my resume during recruiting. I've been successful at landing summer internships by ...

    5 comments18 Jan 2015 -

  29. Should I Email Back?

    Management Consulting

    I recently had a first round phone interview with a boutique consulting firm. The interview went well and as it was ending, I asked the classic question, "What are my next steps in the interview process?" The interviewer stated that there would ...

    5 comments21 Dec 2011 -

  30. When you're in school, the best way to meet a lot of consultants quickly is through networking events and info sessions during OCR. What about after you're out of school? For someone a year out of school and having thoughts about consulting, is ...

    4 comments22 Feb 2015 -

  31. I was wondering if you guys had any insight on whether having family connections in another division of a bank can be beneficial for landing summer internships. For example if I wanted to get an investment banking internship and knew an MD in S&T coul ...

    4 comments21 Feb 2015 -

  32. "Networking-proof" banks?

    Investment Banking

    This may be a bit of small-sample-size, ignorant-college-student overgeneralization, but in my experience reaching out to alums (top target) at various banks, I've come across a wide array of approaches that banks take toward tracking and/or being pr ...

    4 comments12 Jan 2015 -

  33. bottom up

    Private Equity

    networking 101 general networking ...

    4 comments8 Jul 2014 -

  34. During my previous internship at a FoF (focused mostly on Hedge Funds) I met with a couple hedge fund managers to determine their viability as an investment for our clients. I obviously didn't do much talking, but I got to meet some interesting peopl ...

    4 comments9 Jan 2012 -

  35. Lukewarm follow up response?

    Investment Banking

    What do you do when you follow up with a question with a banker from a campus presentation and their response was slow and lukewarm? Just move on? Also would any of you guys feel weird that the student didn't reply and only followed up again after a ...

    4 comments27 Dec 2011 -

  36. Networking e-mail

    Job Search Advice

    I met an Managing Director in IBD at a regional office for a BB at an information session four days ago, we had a good chat. I'm writing him an e-mail thanking him for his time, with a couple of question too. I'm wondering how I should open the ...

    4 comments4 Nov 2011 -

  37. A whole bunch of us visited this BB event hosted by the alumni's. The odd thing was that there were more MDs (7) than associates (3). The head of LevFin was there, and I got his contact information. I want to get connected with the LevFin associates ...

    4 comments30 Oct 2010 -

  38. Not sure how many of you monkeys are grinding it out in Minneapolis, but for those that are, congrats on making it through this shit storm of a winter. I'd be interested in getting to know some of you guys/girls, and would be down to grab a coffee or ...

    3 comments27 Mar 2014 -

  39. Creative networking ideas?

    Investment Banking

    I've heard of some pretty crazy stories about some things people have done in order to network/ secure an IBD position. What are some of the more creative things you guys have heard of or done that ended up being successful? Personally, the craziest ...

    3 comments4 Feb 2012 -

  40. I am interning at a boutique PE firm. One of the MDs promised to put me in contact with several bankers that he knows. Obviously, as an intern, he owes me nothing, but is there a way I can remind him of this without sounding like an ungrateful dick? gener ...

    3 comments18 Nov 2011 -

  41. How does one thank a 'connection?' I got an interview but not the job. My connection kindly provided referrals and plenty of helpful information. Would a thank-you email suffice? thank you Alumni Networking general networking how to network ...

    3 comments26 Oct 2011 -

  42. Acceptable Networking?

    Job Search Advice

    As a freshman who will be applying for 2012 SA's later this year, is cold emailing/adding on LinkedIn an acceptable form of networking? How should I start a conversation? "I will be appling for the 2012 summer internship programme and was wonder ...

    3 comments31 May 2011 -

  43. Networking in Salt Lake City?

    New User Introductions

    How many folks on this forum are working in SLC? There's several major banks located downtown so I'd imagine at least a god few of you. Anyways, I saw some other threads of people organizing networking events at bars and clubs in NY, London, and ...

    2 comments26 Mar 2015 -

  44. Sup Fellas, To give yall a little background, I'm currently a rising junior at a semi-target with a 3.0 GPA (not that high I know). I'm also an avid squash player and will be a member of the club team this fall. How should I use my squash abilit ...

    2 comments21 May 2014 -

  45. What are the chances of somebody being selected to interview by just applying online for a BB SA or FT spot? It's obvious the networking that takes place to get freshman and soph yr internships, but how does it work on a grand scale in your critical ...

    2 comments21 Mar 2012 -

  46. Hey guys, theoretical scenario: If you are already at a bank (summer analyst), how would you proceed with networking with people from other banks? Even though the hours are brutal, I imagine that you would have time to at least meet face to face during lu ...

    2 comments31 Jan 2012 -

  47. vmsmith01's blog I was considering relocating but I need some pro's and con's to compare. If you have your own funds and are a partner in a financial advisory firm already. Can moving to cities like NYC, London or Boston, Chicago have any i ...

    20 Jan 2015 -

  48. I have always struggled building relationships with my colleagues. I remembered the first time I got an internship before entering university, I felt lucky to be asked to lunch on my first day. The prospect of being an ostracized worker for lunch outings ...

    1 comment12 Apr 2014 -

  49. Hi, So, for networking purposes, I was wondering when do most senior bankers take their vacations? I read around the forums, and it seems like August is a popular month, but is there a particular time during August (last week, maybe)? I'm looking to ...

    6 Apr 2015 -

  50. Michigan Networking

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    After being a member on Wall Street Oasis for over a year, I have seen many happy hour/networking events that happen in multiple big city's. Unfortunately, being from the Ann Arbor area, there has not been any Happy Hour or Networking events. The rea ...

    23 Mar 2015 -

  51. Hey my name is Anthony and I'm pursuing pursuing a double major in finance and economics from Rutgers. I'm at the end of my sophomore year and have not been able to get an internship. I was wondering what the best course of action would now be, ...

    19 Mar 2015 -

  52. Networking with someone you didn't get an offer from?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    A few months ago I had a superday for a corporate banking position in NY. The day before there was a networking reception, where I got a bunch of folks' business cards, including the head of the corporate banking division (whose daughter also goes to ...

    1 comment19 Feb 2015 -

  53. International business Texan in NYC

    New User Introductions

    Hello and greetings, I am a 2012 December international business graduate from Texas Tech University. I recently moved up to the NYC area about a year ago. I have spent most of my time working full-time (6-7) days a week at an upscale restaurant, and now ...

    4 Jan 2015 -

  54. I'm a senior at a non-target in the South and our business school is trying to build relationships with companies in finance so they will begin recruiting from our school. The school is looking to send top performing students to conferences or events ...

    8 Dec 2014 -

  55. I have not used this tool personally but would be interested in hearing from anyone that has found it more helpful than LinkedIn/other networking resources. At the very least, it seems like it could be another useful tool to make sure that you're up ...

    21 Nov 2014 -

  56. hey all. I'm a math major just about to finish my third year this year and my gpa is pretty crap. Diagnosed with ADHD, dicked around a lot and didn't really realize how important marks were in finding a job, and I also had to hold several crappy ...

    24 Apr 2016 -

  57. At the buy side company I'm interning right now, my manager has worked on Wall Street at several bulge bracket banks. I'm a rising junior and I want to pursue Investment Banking for my junior year summer internship. How do I have the conversatio ...

    1 comment6 Jun 2014 -

  58. Come on by Fionn's to meet some M&A peers from Toronto and most importantly to enjoy some free drinks and appetizers. What: M&A Pub Night When: Thursday May 29th, from 6-9 Where: Fionn MacCool's on 181 University Ave. mergers Bay Street ...

    27 May 2014 -

  59. Hi there, just quickly wanted to introduce myself. I am a 23 year-old German. I recently graduated from a private university in Germany with a bachelors in Management & Economics. I am currently publishing a research paper on asset pricing (and/or lon ...

    1 comment9 May 2014 -

  60. Hey WSO. So I was lucky enough to receive a summer analyst position in one of these sophomore programs that some investment banks offer. While I'm extremely grateful to be able to focus on academics the rest of the year, I wonder if I should still be ...

    1 comment6 Mar 2014 -

  61. Speed Networking Event

    Investment Banking

    So a BB is here tomorrow at Cornell and it's a Speed Networking Event. How is this event any different from the general presentation networking events, aside from having to be invited? I feel like the event will be just as crowded as the general sess ...

    14 Nov 2011 -