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  2. I recently got an offer from GS in their credit department. I know they drug test, but my question is when do they? Is it immediately after you accept the offer, or is it before you begin full time, which would be sometime in august? Goldman Sachs Drug Te ...

    88 comments12 Feb 2018 -

  3. Morning Monkeys, For one reason or another, I've been seeing quite a few references regarding the potential benefits and downsides to being an actuary. And, unsurprisingly, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to the nature and progression of thos ...

    52 comments6 Oct 2016 -

  4. Hey guys, I need a quick insight on what I should do about my GPA. I graduated May 2010 from a non-target with a B.S in Finance and Business with a cumulative GPA of 2.85 and major 2.94. I was wondering whether I should put my GPA on my resume? I don' ...

    92 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  5. I did it.

    WSO Success Stories

    mod note: this was originally posted on 6/25/12; definitely one of the most inspiring stories of the year posted on the site I finally landed a FO gig at a top MM investment bank. I have been waiting a long time to finally have the opportunity to create t ...

    72 comments17 Dec 2012 -

  6. I have job offer in technology firm, a non-finance position related to my school work but waiting on a BB mid-office/Back office position. The BB contacted me to let them know if I can get an extension because they need time to decide.Granted my first cho ...

    34 comments5 May 2017 -

  7. So, I have an issue here and I need some advice. I just finished my final round with a very well known Financial Technology company. This is seriously my gateway into a great career path and means the world to me. Here's the issue.. I stated that my ...

    29 comments17 May 2015 -

  8. I have a final round for Bloomberg's Financial Sales and Analytics Program- anyone have information as to how the interview is structured and what to expect?? bloomberg financial product sales and analytics Our users generally advise against pursuing ...

    23 comments25 Mar 2018 -

  9. Credit Analyst roles

    Job Search Advice

    Hi fellow monkeys, How hard is it to get a Credit Analyst role-- Do you still have to network like IB? Thanks! get a job credit to Sunday, June 21, 2015- 3:45am ...

    16 comments22 Aug 2017 -

  10. Freshman at a non-Target school in the NYC area. Want a job for the summer that pays $10+ an hour. Anything other than McJob/Retail. Major: Econ GPA: 4.0 get a job ...

    29 comments23 Jan 2011 -

  11. Here's my (I think) unique situation. All comments and advice appreciated. 3.6 (graduated magna) from top liberal arts school...but that was 7 years ago. I've been very successfully playing poker for a living for the last five years. Not so succ ...

    29 comments8 Dec 2008 -

  12. Is being aggressive/pushy a good thing in networking? Or does that make you look desperate? get a job ...

    24 comments8 Feb 2011 -

  13. How to prepare for the final round interview of Operations at a BB? Thoughts? Also, what is the starting salary for operations? get a job ...

    18 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  14. 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 -

  15. NY IBD Summer Analyst 2015

    Investment Banking

    Thought I would start this thread so we can all have one place to discuss networking/dates/interviews etc. Lets keep this keep this thread to non target recruiting for the most part. Specify if you are going through OCR, Minority Program, SEO etc. I know ...

    16 comments9 Dec 2014 -

  16. Stats: Unemployed '09 grad from what I'm assuming is a semi-target (Hamilton/Colby/Bates), 3.4 gpa, econ and natural science majors, SAT M-800 V-760, internships with no-name companies (both same industry), ZERO FINANCE EXPERIENCE. Here's m ...

    22 comments11 Mar 2010 -

  17. Getting a job at Bain

    Management Consulting

    Hey Everybody, I am above my pay-grade and need some help from you all. I have been lucky enough to meet some Bain employees this past week, and have fallen in love with the company. I think the work that they do is fascinating, and even find the mundane ...

    13 comments26 Sep 2015 -

  18. I was wondering if anyone had a summer internship at Soros Fund. I did a search on this topic and nothing really came up. I have an interview with them in a couple of weeks for fund accounting. I'm expected with meet a few members from the team so I ...

    14 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  19. Sending out applications to junior roles in: Management Consulting Equity Research Associate IB TMT Analyst VC PE ...

    14 comments17 Dec 2014 -

  20. Build a Life- Not a Resume

    Job Search Advice

    I recently noticed a phrase that Alex from MBA Apply uses consistently in the business school forum: "Build a life, not a resume." I feel like too many members of WSO ignore this advice and fall into the trap of competing through test scores, GP ...

    17 comments26 Oct 2011 -

  21. No one wants a poor sophomore

    Investment Banking

    Basically, I cold called the shit out of my contacts, linkedin, whatever. I have about 3 calls a day on average for a week next week. Problem: A lot of them are in non ibanking fields and even they say "we usually take juniors...its great that you ar ...

    17 comments21 Jul 2011 -

  22. Unbuttoned suit for interview?

    Fashion for Business

    So I know this is probably a non-issue, but I know for interviews/generally you are supposed to keep the top button buttoned up while standing and undo it before sitting... I have a few interviews coming up and my best suit was tailored to a 10 lb. lighte ...

    14 comments26 Nov 2013 -

  23. Hi, I've been working in the industry for about 9 years, but I left my last role after my dad passed away in May last year and my mom the year before. I took it really hard and my family thought it would be better for come work for them. I've be ...

    11 comments29 May 2015 -

  24. The Recent Graduate Abyss

    Job Search Advice

    I'm a 2009 graduate from a top-five US target who has just completed an Oxbridge master's degree in the social sciences (not econ, though). Due to an interest in international political economy which only really began in the second half of my un ...

    15 comments30 Sep 2011 -

  25. Hey Guys, how's everyone? Alright I need some help on my resume. I just recently graduated this May and currently work at J.P. Morgan as a Personal Banker and hate it. I am looking to get into anything in finance right about now. I can't stand t ...

    15 comments1 Nov 2010 -

  26. neuberger berman?

    Job Search Advice

    Has anyone heard of this firm? career prospects and how difficult the interview process is? interview finance get a job Salary ...

    12 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  27. tear apart my resume

    Investment Banking

    get a job ...

    12 comments8 Jan 2016 -

  28. Q: Is the "tell me about yourself" interview opener a make-or-break question, or more of a 5 minute warm-up where I can share where I was born, my story, and what I am interested in? Well, first off, you should never spend 5 minutes answering an ...

    11 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  29. Hey all. So, of course I drop down to the WSO gods and humbly ask for a line or two of advice. I am being recruited for a MM Corporate Banking Relationship Manager position for a large bank. This position would be working with general funding issues, capi ...

    12 comments22 Feb 2013 -

  30. Okay, so here's the skinny. Right now I'm unemployed watching the Maury show with zero job prospects. I recently graduated from a ultra non-target school in the middle of nowhere. Future governors, senators, and MM banking pioneers once graced t ...

    12 comments14 Aug 2009 -

  31. Could somebody tell me about the deadlines for summer internships at Houlihan Lokey in the US? I think I understand that you have resume drops at different unis and therefore the date varies? Any estimate on the range of dates though? get a job Salary ...

    10 comments16 Mar 2016 -

  32. For all you sophomores out there. Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program Applications are now open for the Credit Suisse Wall Street Immersion Program! The Wall Street Immersion Program offers an opportunity to explore Credit Suisse through a four-da ...

    10 comments15 May 2015 -

  33. super day offer rate

    Job Search Advice

    I'm just wondering when it comes to super day, in general, what percentage of people get offers out of the people they interview. Say, 1 out of every 4, or more? get a job ...

    9 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  34. Hi! I have an interview for an intership at Structured Products department of Deutsche. I was looking for some guides like vault's guide to ib, but couldn't find anything useful. So what would you recommend to prepare for this interview? What ca ...

    8 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  35. Hello WSO, Full Disclosure: This is a post by a confused undergrad. ...

    8 comments14 Dec 2016 -

  36. What's the real outlook for 2011 recruiting for graduates? If the US/UK/Europe is not the place to be-- for any job--then where? I had a very depressing time with an offer pulled from a top 3 asset manager. This was 2008. Fast-forward 3 years--I off- ...

    10 comments8 Aug 2011 -

  37. So i basically have an "exploding offer" with a boutique that expires in like 2 weeks....and i have read countless articles on here and other sites on PWM, financial advising, etc...I mean ive spoken to people there and they say they love it.... ...

    10 comments6 Nov 2010 -

  38. JP Morgan IBD SA Superdays?

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone have an idea when JP Morgans IBD SA superdays are? or for that matter anyone (non target) do phone interviews and waiting to hear back regarding a superday? sa JP Morgan get a job IBD SA 2015 Salary ...

    8 comments27 Jan 2015 -

  39. Redacted shortly

    Job Search Advice

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    8 comments1 Mar 2015 -

  40. Hi, This might be a dumb question but Is there a credit analyst (risk) in every group? From Asset Management to corporate banking? what companies do entry credit analyst apply to? I know rating agencies, and commercial banks. But what else? get a job Dumb ...

    7 comments10 Jul 2015 -

  41. Has anyone heard of the IB Career Path??? http://www.ibcareerpath.com/ The first program I found was the Investment Banking Institute, but they have only the seminar program, then I found out about the Analyst Exchange, which you have the opportunity to d ...

    8 comments3 Apr 2011 -

  42. So I got approached by a recruiter for the Finance analyst internship, I have to express my interest in 2 days. I've looked online and i can't find much on the program and what people think so I wanted to hear your thoughts. Is it a good program ...

    7 comments5 Dec 2014 -

  43. Trying to guage effort and the number of applications on the street, format your posts like this Background: undergrad/grad(maybe provide your year), SA / FT target/nontarget, gpa >3.4 or <3.4, related or nonrelated major, prior related internship e ...

    8 comments6 Jan 2011 -

  44. Deleted.Deleted

    Investment Banking

    delete GSAM get a job goldman sach ...

    7 comments11 Jan 2015 -

  45. Do I take my only offer?

    Job Search Advice

    I'm about to graduate from a non-target with a lower GPA (3.4) and a good amount of internship experience. I've been networking since earlier this year, was able to get about 20 or so informational interviews, about 10 first rounds, and a few su ...

    7 comments15 Nov 2012 -

  46. What Should I Be Doing?

    Job Search Advice

    I could use a little guidance here WSO. I'm a graduating senior from a non-target state school. I will be receiving a degree in economics. My GPA is a 3.5 with a 3.7 in major (expecting both to go up). I was pretty set on going to pharmacy school whe ...

    7 comments31 Oct 2012 -

  47. Deleted

    Job Search Advice

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    7 comments5 Feb 2013 -

  48. A Demanding Request

    Job Search Advice

    Hey Guys I have a quick question, I have an idea on what to do but just want alittle more clarity. Thanks in advance. I have recently interviewed for a job at a F500 company and they have requested my reference and samples of work (Reports/PowerPoint/Etc) ...

    7 comments19 Jan 2012 -

  49. No Callback, What to Do?

    Job Search Advice

    Basically I spoke to the owner of a small firm that I had been interested in interning with and felt we hit it off well. He told me call in a couple weeks to make an appointment to speak further. I called a few days ago, he was in a meeting and the secret ...

    7 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  50. Hi all, I have been searching for a Finance job for the past two years with no luck. If you are a recruiter or have any leads, please PM me....My resume is below. PM me for my real name.... Thank you very much! TraderDaily # (XXX) XXX-XXXX # [email protected] ...

    7 comments10 Mar 2011 -

  51. If there are firms physically close to where you guys work- 1 minute walk- how do you network with the people in there? Do you look up the firm online and try to find out the individuals that work there and then attempt to guess their email address? Is it ...

    7 comments1 Dec 2010 -

  52. Greetings, I am a graduating senior with two offers on the table 1.GE's Energy Finance Services(Stamford, CT PNC Capital Markets (Cleveland,OH) I would like to hear your opinion on each and which one is the best in today's market. For background ...

    6 comments5 May 2017 -

  53. Getting a tech job

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    , get a job ...

    6 comments17 May 2015 -

  54. Hey all-- Has anybody already done UBS President's summer internship designed for sophomores? If so, what was your experience? Grunt work is expected. The website says successful applicants will have first-hand experience among different divisions an ...

    6 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  55. Hey so I've heard for full time recruiting, particularly for analyst positions at middle market banks, its not uncommon to have a written assessment or finance/accounting test. How difficult are these and how much preparation would you suggest (just ...

    6 comments9 Jul 2013 -

  56. Just finished my MBA (Stern), which I did part time, intending to use it to advance within my current company. I have 9 years of work experience for a large medical device maker, started as a software developer and advanced rapidly to where I now manage a ...

    6 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  57. JP TURNER

    Job Search Advice

    Hi All, I'm interviewing with JP Turner soon and was wondering if anyone knew anything about them. I am interviewing for the Financial Rep position. Any pointers? interview get a job Salary ...

    6 comments17 Mar 2011 -

  58. I'll preface this post right away by saying that some of these are really more geared to an American looking outside the US. Also if you're not from the United States, but are looking for positions here, just replace "American" with th ...

    5 comments18 Sep 2012 -

  59. Let me preface this by saying that I have have received an offer for a SA position that I am very happy with, so I am not bitter about the recruiting process, just more wise having gone through it. The facts about the recruiting process: 1) It will drain ...

    6 comments1 Mar 2010 -

  60. While recently interviewing at HAP capital, I received a question that I stumbled on. Went something like this: If one knows a stock price, a strike price and the premium, estimate the delta of the option. Anyone have any clue? get a job ...

    5 comments6 Mar 2016 -

  61. I'd like some advice on getting into finance. Primarily I'm looking for some kind of junior/assistant trader or i-banking entry level position. I graduated fairly recently from Caltech with a 3.8 GPA, double major with a bonus MS in electrical/c ...

    5 comments30 Apr 2013 -

  62. Does anyone know anything about them? I heard of them recently through an internship search with my school. There was nothing on this site. Thanks for any input. get a job Salary ...

    5 comments14 May 2015 -

  63. redacted, no longer applies

    Other Industries

    redacted-no longer applies get a job ...

    5 comments3 Jun 2013 -

  64. How Do I Get To China???

    Job Search Advice

    Background: I am a senior about to graduate in 2012 from a non target. I have a 3.4 GPA and two internships in China, one with a boutique and the other with a small consulting firm. I could not work there after graduation, as they are very client focused ...

    5 comments8 Nov 2011 -

  65. Hey Guys, I have an informational interview set up by HR at a bank in Chicago (think Piper Jaffray, though it isn't that company. I don't even think they have an office there). Also, I will be visiting a guy I talked to on the phone at GS (not I ...

    5 comments14 Jul 2011 -

  66. I am wondering how the Japan's current nuclear crisis is going to affect the investment banks here in the US, in particular, Nomura in North America. For the people who received FT / SA offers, are their offers safe? get a job ...

    5 comments17 Mar 2011 -

  67. I am curious to know how much the first year analysts in operations make at a BB. 40K? 50K? 70K? 80K? Anyone knows? get a job ...

    5 comments24 Feb 2011 -

  68. Who else applied?

    Investment Banking

    Who am I competing against for this one? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/jobs/managing-direc... job Funny get a job ...

    5 comments23 Feb 2011 -

  69. I was writing about KKR 's sweet HCA exit but found this and thought that the monkeys here; particularly the interns and those still on the jobhunt, would appreciate this a little more instead. Presumably in preparation for another barrage of intern ...

    4 comments9 Nov 2010 -

  70. Hey guys, I have been lurking for a few days and have decided to post because some of you guys know what you are talking about because of experience. Long story short I decided to get into the game late and don't have much relative experience besides ...

    4 comments8 Apr 2016 -

  71. . HF get a job Ira Sohn IB to HF ...

    4 comments7 May 2013 -

  72. Does anyone know anything about this group in Dallas? I have a superday coming up. I am curious about their dealflow/reputation and also what their interviews are like. get a job ...

    4 comments18 May 2015 -

  73. Walkin Cold Call's for Consultin

    Management Consulting

    I recently read this and find myself inspired. http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/walk-in-cold... would this type of strategy work at consulting firms, in smaller (not NY/SF) office cities like Seattle/Dallas? get a job ...

    4 comments6 Oct 2012 -

  74. So, as far as I understand, "recruiting season" consists of BBs and boutiques posting openings online and then going to target schools trying to fill them. Interviews are conducted mid-Fall, and openings are filled by the end of the year. Am I m ...

    4 comments16 Aug 2012 -

  75. For the good of the group

    Investment Banking

    This is just a general comment for most of you but when someone answers a question on a thread, that isn't license to send them 100 PMs about the subject. Sure, if you have a very specific question that you think could destroy your anonymity then by ...

    4 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  76. after submitting the resume

    Job Search Advice

    I will be graduating from college and I am currently applying for a business analyst position at McKinsey outside of the states. Our school is one of those targets and they asked us to submit our resume/transcript online before the end of March. MY questi ...

    4 comments22 Mar 2011 -

  77. I recently applied for the GS Accelerated process 3 and I was denied. Some of my friends (with lower grades, less relevant work experience) got invited However, I noticed that I applied to GS AP3 with the same account that I used to apply for last year� ...

    4 comments13 Dec 2010 -

  78. Senior year (May 09), I couldn't go backpacking. A lot of shit happened in between, got international work experience, and now I'm applying for grad school. 10 days left in Singapore, my goal is to get a new degree and ALSO see places I'll ...

    4 comments7 Dec 2010 -

  79. I have a family friend that plays golf with a Senior Partner at one the the big 4 firms. He brought my name up and told him I will be emailing him. Should I attach my resume and cover letter in the first email? Any pointers on what to and not to say? Inve ...

    3 comments19 Mar 2015 -

  80. Anyone hear back? get a job interview superday Salary ...

    3 comments12 Sep 2014 -

  81. When to call back for job

    Job Search Advice

    Deleted get a job ...

    3 comments15 May 2015 -

  82. I have an upcoming entry level analyst interview where I will be dealing with: 1. Assist in analysis and monitor of bank loan portfolio, and structured products backed by bank loans including CLO senior and equity. 2. Credit analyses of transactions. 3. A ...

    3 comments26 Jul 2014 -

  83. http://www.razume.com/documents/18715 Still networking and trying to break into IB / IBD. Still getting rejected, still trying. Please review and fire away with suggestions that might help me present my case.. Thanks in advance! Bulge Bracket get a job pb ...

    3 comments6 Mar 2016 -

  84. Has anybody heard of this boutique? Do you guys know anything about their culture, deal flow, etc? get a job ...

    3 comments15 May 2015 -

  85. Location, location, location?

    Job Search Advice

    Hello Everyone. About 5 years ago I decided I wanted to work on Wall Street as an IB. Unfortunately, I went to a non-target university in the southwest and after college I started working for other southwest universities as an HR analyst. Even though I gr ...

    3 comments17 Jul 2013 -

  86. Hi all, Just what exactly can you do / new jobs can you obtain by passing a level 2 CFA? Does it really make you that much more competitive if you have almost NO work experience? I would appreciate all inputs, Thanks all! energy get a job career planning ...

    3 comments16 Jan 2013 -

  87. My resume

    Resume Advice

    I feel like my resume is too long, but that each entry is important. Thanks! i go to a semi target resume get a job ...

    3 comments12 Apr 2013 -

  88. There was a blog post to this effect that I once came across. I'm trying to track down a link. I think it was posted on a tech/geek blog. Something like Scott Adams or some silicon valley tech luminary. If I recall the post presented a four step proc ...

    3 comments10 Aug 2011 -

  89. Hey guys, I'm currently a sophomore at NYU Stern, majoring in finance. I applied to hundreds of places for internships and only got offers for unpaid positions or minimally paid positions at sketchy firms. My GPA is a 3.3 and will probably go up a li ...

    3 comments7 May 2011 -

  90. GS GIR HK SA Interview Advice

    Job Search Advice

    I have final round interviews for GIR(Global Investment Research) HK SA soon, and I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me an idea of what kind of questions I should expect, and anything that would be useful to know. It seems like there are ve ...

    3 comments11 Jan 2011 -

  91. I don't know where to begin networking for IB in MM banks a year or even a month in advance for summer analyst positions or full-time jobs. Do I cold email analysts and ask them for a coffee because I want to get to know the industry better? I know y ...

    3 comments14 Dec 2010 -

  92. Hey everyone, I am fairly new to this site and I am still reading over a few discussions on the forum that are relevant to me. Since this site seems to be filled with professionals and experts as well as those that have gone through hell and back I though ...

    2 comments4 Sep 2014 -

  93. Trading SA- High Flow

    Job Search Advice

    Internship advice has been asked a million times, so one more shouldn't hurt. Currently working in Credit Trading at a MM. The problem is that because it's such high flow, everyone is massively busy and it's really tough to either find out ...

    2 comments17 Jul 2014 -

  94. I need help comparing three job opportunities. If you are interested in viewing the job descriptions please shoot me a PM. I would prefer to keep this private until after everything has been signed and settled. Once I do decide I will post the job descrip ...

    2 comments3 Apr 2014 -

  95. I'm new to the forum, and am basically looking for an honest appraisal as to my chances of landing a decent (I know, it's a subjective word) job doing either equity research or Asset Management in NYC- or, more specifically, Wall Street. I' ...

    2 comments20 Apr 2016 -

  96. Anyone with any insights about this location/ what the analysts do? How different is it from HK? Can I transfer afterwards to HK or am I stuck in Beijing? get a job Salary ...

    2 comments15 May 2015 -

  97. Hello guys. So I have a bit of an interesting situation. I am looking for a part time winter internship. I cold emailed a principal of a big 4 firm and he forwarded my inquiry to the MD of the particular office I am looking to intern in. The guy responded ...

    2 comments7 Oct 2012 -

  98. Question about Boutique Banks

    Job Search Advice

    This question might be silly, but I'm going to ask it anyway. Do regional/boutique Banks have Back Office roles like big BBs do? I'm a non-target Freshman looking for a Summer gig and now getting desperate. I was thinking of cold calling/cold em ...

    2 comments4 Apr 2011 -

  99. Now that you have the opportunity, nothing's stopping you. Start faxing those resumes. (There are also Nomura and Barcap's scholarships for Japan near this time). Advice on the short GS cover letter: Think Hemingway, cut out the crap, and be ver ...

    2 comments2 Dec 2010 -

  100. I had a first round interview last week for FT analyst in ER with a top MM. My interviewer was a Sr Associate. We went through the first 10 minutes with some basic fit questions. Then he asked me to give me him a stock pitch which I nailed because afterwa ...

    2 comments8 Nov 2010 -

  101. Hey guys, Just wanted some opinions on my internship decision. To give some background, I'm a junior at a target (Ivy) that is interested in investing. This means I eventually want to end up on buyside, probably at a Credit HF, but I may be open to w ...

    1 comment12 Apr 2019 -

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