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  1. How to make it into Investment Banking, the South African perspective

    Part I: How to be the perfect investment banking candidate Following my recent post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail. ...

    29 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:15pm -

  2. What do you actually get out of investment banking?

    From what I see:-exit opp-decent salary even after taxes and COL-name recognition on resume-network But in terms of learning I'm not seeing it. The work is extremely mind numbing like reformatting ppts and xls. IB ...

    97 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2014 - 5:07am -

  3. IB vs. Commercial Banking

    Ladies & Gentlemen, do you understand why are we so crazy about IB? Why don't we dream about goin' to Commercial Banking? Maybe we're just imressed with all this IB stuff, like: good suites, white shirts, nice collar buttons, english sh ...

    88 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  4. Won't Question, Won't Answer

    Though it may be a sisyphean task, I'd like to try and start a lucid discussion about gays in the military. More specifically, I am interested where you guys stand on the subject of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how much the men and ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 12:16pm -

  5. McCombs MBA for IB/Consulting?

    Hi I have an admit from the McCombs MBA program at UT-Austin. How strong is the IB/Consulting recruitment here? Over the past few years even though MBB and BB IB's have come on campus, the number of students recruited (SA as well as Full-time offers) ...

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

  6. Do A Lot of Bankers Waste Their Money?

    First of all, this isn't a bashing thread, so please don't take it as that. I recently spoke with one of my friends who worked in investment banking and one thing he said was that he was surprised how hard it was for him to save money despite hi ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2013 - 1:34am -

  7. The BEST undergrad school for IB!

          It seems to me that Washington and Lee is a hidden gem for Investment banking. According to their career survey, 43 out of 240 grads went into investment banking!!!! Even Wharton/Harvard cant boast percentages that high! What are your ...

    70 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2013 - 9:59pm -

  8. I am a Biology Major how can I become an investment banker?

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

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

  9. Spread Collars for everyday use in IB

          Spread collars like the one in the picture- okay or not for everyday use in IB? IB ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 3:22am -

  10. 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 - 3 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  11. LGBT Investment Banking Conferences- Citi, GS, Barclays, JPM

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from any of the firms for their LGBT conferences: Citi Pride Summit Goldman Sachs Pride Summit Barclays Bootcamp for corporate finance and Markets J.P. Morgan Proud to Be ...

    35 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 8:06pm -

  12. does FT recruiting even exist this year!?

          I've asked some of my contacts and they basically said FT recruiting will basically be nonexistent this year. Some of the BBs might not even hire at all. One guy even quantified it for me saying that 80-90% of the FT spots are fi ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2012 - 12:12pm -

  13. 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 -

  14. HK IBD SA 2010 Thread

          Hi college juniors, I thought it'd be helpful if we all compiled out status in this thread for our HK IBD SA applications, as I think it was practiced last year and the year before. So let me just start: CS: 1st round invite Citi ...

    289 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2009 - 2:57pm -

  15. The Hong Kong Route

    While there are bits and pieces of information on lifestyle and banking in Hong Kong, few threads have the full overview. Can someone please give the general overview of the career path in Hong Kong? I read somewhere that in HK, most IB analysts stay on a ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2011 - 8:24am -

  16. How much do you save

          Hello all, Curious to know how much people saved over a two or three year stretch while working as an IB analyst. If you could list your city as well which would be helpful. Also, if anyone has advice of what the target should be to s ...

    96 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2011 - 1:49am -

  17. Delete_thread.

          Deleted. IB MBA consulting mbb Scholarship Darden ...

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  18. Duke MMS Thread

    So I am eagerly waiting to hear back if I got into the program or not (Decision release date is May 14th for my application round) I just wanted to hear back from those who got in to the program for this coming year. What was your background/gpa/work expe ...

    72 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2011 - 1:52pm -

  19. 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 -

  20. Finance to... Military?

    WSO has a number of members who spent some time in the military prior to entering finance (Uncle Eddie, cphbravo, etc), but I haven't heard of anyone who has done the reverse. I understand that it's an extremely uncommon decision, hence my appre ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2011 - 4:58pm -

  21. Which Banks Have Increased Salaries for 2015?

          There have been many articles written on the internet about this over the past few weeks, but the only ones that I know of that have CONFIRMED increased salaries for analysts and/or associates are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 10:50pm -

  22. Whats the salary progression for IB?

          1st years make ~$70,000 base, what do 2nd and 3rd year analysts make? Is $ 10k /year still the standard yearly base increase (assuming your firm is doing well)? Any firms with a higher starting base? What does the future of IB salarie ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2012 - 9:11pm - Anonymous Monkey

  23. The Texas Thread-Calling all Texans and energy bankers

    So I've searched through this site quite a bit, and have seen lots of questions and usernames related to Texas and energy. Unfortunately, there isn't that much info on either. As a native Texan, I would eventually like to live/work there. Im sur ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2010 - 11:20pm -

  24. Day as an Investment Banking Analyst

          Luckily, I don't work as an analyst anymore, but I spent just over an year in IB. I can relate to the story below, albeit, I didn't hate it as much as the writer did. I'm surprised more analysts don't write on this ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2009 - 9:05pm -

  25. Does consulting really give the toughest interviews?

    The Street's Seth Fiegerman had an interesting article today about companies and their tough interview questions. Using Glassdoor's employee reviews, he ranked the top ten toughest and I have to say, I found the results rather surprising. Seeing ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2011 - 9:26pm -

  26. Whats the best way to plan my IB Blitz

    Ok this is my first post here guys, been lurking for about a month now. This is a great forum and I would really appreciate any advice. Right now I'm in my Senior year, I'm set to graduate in the Spring with a degree in Finance from Kent State U ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2010 - 5:33pm -

  27. Oil and Gas/Houston

          For those interested in oil and gas/Houston, The Deal has a great profile of the scene as it currently stands. IB, PE, and the law all get coverage. Energy Nexus IB energy PE oil gas Houston deals ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2011 - 8:31pm -

  28. Is IB for me?

          I'm a freshman at USC Marshall and I've been contemplating whether to go into IB or not. Finance interests me and making a lot of money is top of my list of job priorities, but I'm pretty lazy by nature...I do my work w ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2012 - 2:16pm -

  29. well this is bullshit

         . IB Banking ...

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  30. Is IB the sexiest occupation outside of PE?

          If not then what is? IB PE ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2013 - 9:27pm -

  31. Who Pulls All Nighters in Ugrad?

          so i just pulled hopefully my last "all nighter" of my college career to finish a paper and it got me thinking... did/does anyone pull all nighters to get ready for IB hours?...something like practice do most IB analysts hav ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2011 - 12:24pm -

  32. Why don't we drill our own oil?

          We are getting raped at the pump and oil companies are due to release earnings which are projected to be records...of course Given our economy and lack of jobs specifically... Why don't we drill more of our own oil?. If we were t ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2011 - 6:54pm -

  33. Duke vs U of I

          I am debating between Duke and U of I engineering in hopes of breaking into IB or S&T at a top firm on wall street or Chicago. I would easily choose Duke if it weren't for the extra 100k it would cost me to attend, a total of ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2014 - 7:44pm -

  34. Reneg?!

          Delete please:) IB boutique f500 offer ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 7:28pm -

  35. Good US MsF Programs for Breaking In in Canada?

    Graduating from a non-target in the US this summer or next fall, finance major, no relevant experience, got interested in the industry only recently and after asking some WSO users for advice thought I'd apply to MsF programs as a plan B if I don ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2013 - 11:44am -

  36. 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 -

  37. Is it possible to be a good father while working IB?

          Pretty much what the title says... Obviously it will be hard, but will it be POSSIBLE? I was thinking, hey I could just do it for 2 years n then get out. But my son will be ~6 years old so I don't know about that. I was thinking ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2011 - 4:31pm -

  38. IB and PE in Atlanta

    New to the forum, but just wondering how many of you work in PE/IB in Atlanta. I tried searching but the only good thread that turned up was a few years old. My whole family lives in New York and most work in law and medicine with a few bankers but we mov ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2012 - 1:55am -

  39. Favorite Whiskey/Scotch

    I was curious to see what everyone's favorite Whiskey/Scotch is. Personally, I'm a big fan of Johnnie Walker Black (haven't had the blue), Lagavulin (great single malt), and of course Makers Mark (classic). Include the price per bottle if y ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2009 - 4:31pm -

  40. How good of GPA do you need IF YOU ARE a basketball player at Harvard, Yale, Princeton?

          Watching Princeton play KU and was wondering this. IB ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2011 - 3:30pm -

  41. University of Toronto UNDERGRAD good for IB?

          So from what I've read, University of Toronto is the "Harvard of Canada". It has a super high acceptance rate, and Toronto itself is a beautiful city that I'd love to be in. Majors I'm interested in are " ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2012 - 12:50pm -

  42. Master in Finance at IE Business School?

    Hi Fellows, I graduated from University of Melbourne in finance and accounting and just got admitted for the Master in Finance program at Spain's IE Business School. I know Financial Times ranked IE and IE's MIF program highly, but many others s ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2012 - 10:40pm -

  43. Investment Bankers are lazy?

    I was at an NYC bar this weekend with an IB buddy from college working at GS this weekend and my buddy was called lazy! All night we were trying to avoid the fact that I work for Bain and he works for GS, but eventually it came up. After our occupations c ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2012 - 1:04pm -

  44. 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 -

  45. Harder to be an IB or a MD?

          Which do you believe is a harder goal, becoming an Investment Banker or a Doctor? I know most are going to say doctor due to the longer educational requirements, but the amount of IB entry positions is very limited, and it's a lo ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2011 - 7:23pm -

  46. Offer Help- Big 4 Manager or IB Associate?

          I have several years of experience and now have a choice to be a Big 4 valuation/corporate finance Manager or go to an IB FAS group to be an associate. Which one should I choose?? IB FAS has a higher pay but expected to work longer ho ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 3:02am -

  47. "Non-finance" business schools for finance

          Are top "non-finance" schools good for placement into finance? IB ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2014 - 1:51am -

  48. Have job...feel empty! Help

          Hey guys, So I have a job lined up for summer. Great group at best BB but I feel kind of Empty about it. I wanted this for a long time but what now? I've achieved my goals. Any advice nyc IB ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2012 - 7:56am -

  49. Time to Start Panicking?

    I posted a thread a couple weeks ago on my struggles with even getting contacted by firms: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/need-adviceh... Now I'm sitting with 96 outstanding summer internship applications for 83 different firms. I laugh when p ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2011 - 1:16pm -

  50. IB Interview Crash Course

    Hey guys, my situation has changed slightly and it might be necessary to brush up on technicals for IB interviews. I know I'm way out of cycle but I have some connections luckily/randomly. I've been all over mergers & inquisitions, iBankingF ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2013 - 5:51pm -

  51. IB MBA Associate

          If you were to go to a BB as an associate from a top MBA and do a few years there, but decide the MD track is not for you, where are your exit opps? From what I hear, its a bit different moving out of banking as a post MBA associate t ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 2:45am -

  52. Why am I not getting interviews?

          Hey guys, I've been having trouble getting IB SA Interviews. 3.5 from target with experience at 2 hedge funds (one in NY and one in LA) and 1 real estate pe shop. Good extracurricular. Non-business major. What is wrong with me? I ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 8:37pm -

  53. I know I can't get into IB with this resume, so what kind of jobs can it get me that can lead to IB later?

          Here is my resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/18179 I'm resigned that at this point., there is no way I can break into IB straight out of college. So with that said, given the quality of my resume, what should be my strategy ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2011 - 9:24pm -

  54. What to study at MIT to make it to Wall Street... Engineering, Business, or Math?

    A summary of my questions: I have every option available to me. From the perspective of someone who has been on wall street, what is the best thing to study at MIT in order to optimize my chances of making it to a big IB? Would it be a waste of my time at ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2010 - 4:24am -

  55. Would you marry a female banker?

          I don't often post on this site, but I'm really curious about this question after a friend raised it. Would you feel a female is not "hot" if she also has a brain and/or works hard? Would you consider females banke ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 10:27pm -

  56. Why IB Hours are Looked Upon as so Awful

    Mod note (Andy): WSO top comments- this one is from the post "Why are IB hours looked upon as so awful?". This is a great comment for anyone who hasn't seen it. Click here to see more top rated comments 1. Surgeons- go through 80 hour resid ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2014 - 2:31pm -

  57. Military and MBA advice

    Ok, so this is my first post but I've been lurking for a couple months reading just about every thread on here. I've learned a ton but I'm looking for more specific advice based on my situation. As of now, I just finished my freshman year a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2011 - 12:23pm -

  58. Weekend Wars: ER vs. PWM

    Equity Research (ER) and Private Wealth Management (PWM) two paths many a banking wannabe has taken on the road to Wall Street. Today, I'd like to address these two options as long term career choices. I remember reading posts on WSO years ago and kn ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2010 - 9:22pm -

  59. CRE Lending Careers

    I have had a hard time finding reviews of the different commercial real estate lending platforms so I am asking here and hoping we can build this out to be pretty inclusive of the different opportunities: (Let's take major PERE funds out of the pictu ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2012 - 9:41am -

  60. IB BEHAVIOR?

          Hello, A friend of mine goes ludicrous on weekends... His behavior is typical (meaning it happens every weekend)... For example, he took a corona from a woman and chugged it in front of her. Shortly after, he threw down a $100 bill an ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2011 - 1:09am -

  61. Does it help if you go to a high ranked undergraduate school?

          Let's say I go to WUSTL. This is not necessarily viewed as a target by Wall Street despite being highly ranked. In other words, does the brand name of the college help when networking and applying for IB jobs? Also, what do IB em ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2013 - 1:06pm -

  62. US Banking Cartel?

          Anybody read this article? Beautiful scatter-plot illustrating that average IPO fees for U.S. banks cluster around 7% while the european bank's fees have far more variability and are significantly lower. In their analysis, the re ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2011 - 7:33am -

  63. Route Soros/Paulson

          What is the most common route to Soros/Paulson type shops? S&T or IB? IB s&t hedge funds ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2010 - 1:04pm -

  64. When should you give up on IB? feedback & thoughts?

    background info, top 50 state school, not a finance/accouting major, got lucky and did a Summer Analyst program at a BB summer of '08 in IB. then came Financial crisis...very few offers given out. (the kids who got offers all had connections, example ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2009 - 6:46pm -

  65. My Stingy IB Friend

    I have a friend who just accepted a BB Summer Analyst IB position... He is very intelligent and very deserving of the position. However, he is cheaper than the dollar menu at McDonalds. Most recently, he has a date this friday and I caught him printing ou ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2010 - 4:10pm -

  66. Morgan Stanley Said to Freeze Investment-Bank Hiring for 2010

          http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-27/morgan-st... At least they're not having layoffs like BOA/ BAML, Barcap, CS etc... IB layoffs Morgan Stanley IBD Banking MS ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2010 - 4:37pm -

  67. Investment Banking Documentaries?

          Does anyone know of any good ones? IB Banking documentaries ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2011 - 8:53pm -

  68. Best MSF program for Dallas/Houston

          Hey all, I was curious to your guys opinion on the best MSF program for placement in IB in the Dallas or Houston area. I appreciate any advice! Thanks, IB ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2014 - 7:18pm -

  69. BMO Capital Markets Email address

    Anbody knows how are BMO 's email addresses structured? is it like firstname.lastname@bmocm.com or something else. thnx ppl IB ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  70. San Francisco IB vs New York IB

    If you had to start your career in one of these cities, which would it be and why? Banking is banking and I expect the wort to be the same in each city but what about from a cultural standpoint? I hear NY is more cut throat than a lot of other cities that ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  71. Middle Market Internship- Chicago

          Hello WSO, I will be attending a target school this coming fall and was wondering which MMs or boutiques hire summer analysts in Chicago? The reason I want to pursue these opportunities, is to gain some experience in IB before applyin ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 11:41pm -

  72. Why do we have to calc fully dil shares in comps instead of just pulling them off of the 10-k p&l?

          I see dil shares at the bottom of 10-ks' income statements so why do we have to go thru the work of calculating fully dil shares by finding convertibles, etc? IB fully dil shares ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2013 - 3:53pm -

  73. What perfume do you wear?

          Hi everyone, I was wondering what king of perfume people are wearing in IB? During several internships, I can't remember people smelling especially good or wearing perfume. Is it something which is avoided before a certain level ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2009 - 11:25am -

  74. 24 year old Junior...how much of a factor is age in SA/FT recruiting?

          Hey guys-- I'm a current junior at an HBCU (Morehouse-Hampton-Howard) and I took three years off before going to college. At the time, I was a big dummy & didn't know what I wanted to do after high school. Held a bunch o ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2012 - 3:23am -

  75. Investment banking skills like I'm five

    Hey folks, I'm really impressed by the type of people in this forum, never thought I would be able to get in direct contact with some individuals in the industry without needing to prove myself somehow, so i'm going to take advantage of the oppo ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2014 - 7:51am -

  76. How many credit cards do you guys have?

          I have 6 now (no debt- im not stupid) 1 visa (primary use) 2 mastercards (one is old and one is new) a macys a jcpenny (old) EDIT- a diners club for work now too They say not to cancel them so I just keep them at a 0 balance but does ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2011 - 2:40pm -

  77. MSF suggestions? decent GPA from non-target, finc. services

    Hi, I'm looking for suggestions for pursuing a MSF to mask a 3.2 from Tulane (3.5 Major GPA) and get out from the financial services industry. My ultimate is to break into IB, whether directly into BB or a second-tier firm. I understand my chances ar ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2010 - 8:17pm -

  78. Admit it, you first learned about micro and macro whilst playing Starcraft

          Alright, so I've gone through the battlefield bullshitting my roots for interest in finance to imply my dedicated qualities but in all truth Starcraft first got me. I'd consider myself a practical and sociable person but my ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2011 - 7:23pm -

  79. Double major or extra work exp. for MBA?

          I will be heading into an IB SA stint this upcoming (Southern hemisphere) summer, and will graduate one semester before the FT grad program starts. Assuming I get the return offer, and that I want to get an MBA down the line, if I hav ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 2:46am -

  80. Which is easier to break into Consulting or IB?

          Which is easier to break into Management Consulting or IB? IB consulting ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2011 - 8:50am -

  81. TTS Vs. BIWS

          Hi, So I had pretty firmly decided on doing the BIWS beginning modeling course to show initiative and interest in doing in. I've been networking pretty extensively, and one guy I talked to suggested I do TTS. He said this before ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2011 - 12:35pm -

  82. 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 -

  83. Really awkward M.D. situtation... opinion?

    Alright, so I just got an internship at a small boutique MM IB (4-6 bankers). The MD was the person I really networked with and built a good base. However, he seems to always be angry with all his other associates/analysts but resoundingly always treats m ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2011 - 8:38pm -

  84. need internship choice advice

         - IB consulting PE ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2013 - 10:01am -

  85. 60 Minutes Quant Story- How Speed Traders Are Changing Wall Street

          http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/07/60minute... Did anybody just watch 60 minutes on CBS? The first story was about the "new" quant firms and their operations against more traditional forms of trading. Just wanted to h ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2010 - 8:51pm -

  86. Best school in Texas for IB?

    Hi all, I'm new here, so forgive my noobish questions. First off let me start off by saying I am going to be a freshmen at a community college. And before y'all start snarling your nose, I'm not dumb, stupid, or lazy. I chose a CC for finan ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2012 - 9:20pm -

  87. "Too trading focused for IB?"

          Hello, I wanted to get some advice. In all my ib interviews thusfar, I've been told that I am too " trading focused" and that I would not be a good fit for IB. For context, I've been trading for several years and w ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2014 - 9:16pm -

  88. Too Soon to Network?

          Probably a dumb question. But I was looking through my Fraternity's LinkedIn group and there are a couple of guys that are Managing Directors and some other people that are pretty high up in several different Investment Banks. I ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2013 - 8:32pm -

  89. Please Share Dos and Donts of Emails in IB

    Just like the title says, I will be starting FT in a few weeks and wanted to get some Do's and Don'ts of emails. I know this is something I'll learn over time on the job, but I have learned a few things through internships and curious to se ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2014 - 1:51am -

  90. GPA vs. Classes

          I was wondering if it makes sense to take easier classes instead of more pertinent finance classes in terms of trying to score a job. Does gpa matter more or will it catch up to you? IB ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2012 - 3:56pm -

  91. Are there ANY benefits at all to Back Door Office Work? Can someone go Ops--> Front Office?

          So I'm a sophomore college student but I think through some connections I may be able to obtain a back door analyst position at a BB. Obviously I'm not gonna complain getting paid $20+/hr at a sophomore college level, but ev ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2010 - 12:02am -

  92. Welp, I'm stuck at the office for at least 8 more hours today and I will be in on Xmas

          This is how I feel right now... IB Xmas ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 24 2013 - 10:29am -

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

          http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/user/26892 In less than 72 hours... I just can't take you...these guys are on here to help and all you tell them to do is shut it...granted that you might have been attacked first...but that's ...

    19 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jan 16 2010 - 8:42pm -

  94. Resume Overhaul

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