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  1. Tech vs. IB

    Why is that so many people have told me I should go into technology rather than finance? I'm completing a computer related major at a target school and have been intending to go for investment banking. If I can get a bulge bracket investment banking ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  2. Can someone explain this to me...Pay back signing bonus

    So I quit my job at a BB and have to pay back the signing bonus. When I received the 10k sign on, I only ended up with $5,700 after tax. They want me to pay the FULL 10k back to them. I filed my taxes and Im getting back a total of 4k. How does this even ...

    135 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  3. Why UBS Will Die

    One common criticism I hear on the street is UBS, the U've Been Sacked bank, or Ultra Bullshit Shit bank has a poor reputation. Either through routinely failing institutional clients by wiring money incorrectly to a counter-party while they're i ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  4. AMA Boutique Investment Banking Analyst

    I'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading bout ...

    56 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 1 2015 - 10:15pm -

  5. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

          Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (Superday schedu ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  6. Oppenheimer & Co IBD

    Have used the search function but there isn't too much info and most of it is dated. Does anybody have any general comments on their banking division? Or even better, if anybody works there would you mind PMing me? May be interviewing there soon and ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  7. Energy IB Exit Opportunities?

    Hello, If I were to work in Energy IB (probably in Houston), what would the exit opps be like? I assume that an analyst at a decent IB could exit into HF /PE/Corp Dev, but would all of these jobs be in the Energy industry, or are generalist firms or other ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  8. Any First Day Internship Advice?

    Hey guys, I'm an incoming junior, and I'm about to start my summer internship at a small (around 20 employees) middle-market investment bank tomorrow. I really don't know much what to expect, but I'm very eager for it to begin. It' ...

    52 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  9. Throwin In A Dip

    Most of the guy analysts dip, including myself. I knew most guys did going but it's still a pretty nasty habit. So when I was sitting in on a phone call w/ my VP not to long after I started and hey threw in a pouch I thought it was no biggie. Ever si ...

    178 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  10. Intern Burnout, Considering Full-Time

    I interned this summer in investment banking and got completely crushed. My hours ranged between 85-105 each week, but were usually around 95ish. I started to get really burned out. Its been over a month and I am still very stressed from this past summer ...

    41 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 11:00am -

  11. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

    How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    54 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  12. DC Advisory (ex Close Brothers)

    Hi guys, I have a 1st round interview for the Summer Intern position with DC Advisory coming up this week. I will have 10 min conversation with Dartmouth Partners (ex Cornell Partnership) employee. Any idea what can I expect? Btw, this is for either Londo ...

    61 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  13. Wells Fargo IBD groups

    I've got a sell day coming up for WF and want to get some more info on groups within IBD. Looking for info on M&A in particular, but any group will be fine (dealflow, comp, exit ops...etc) IBD WFC placement WF ...

    145 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  14. Morgan Stanley's Best Groups in IBD

    Hey, I'm going to be in MS IBD this summer. I was wondering which groups at MS are the best on the street besides M&A? Product groups or industry groups, doesn't matter! Thanks! Morgan Stanley IBD Best Groups ...

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

  15. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  16. Switch from Equity Research to IBD

    Hey guys I've been offered an ER position at a BB after an internship, but IBD is where I really want to be. Unfortunately, in this market, not many people are hiring, especially not through the non-internship route (I dont have any prior banking exp ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  17. Accounting/Finance vs. Economics/Finance

    I know this question has been asked before, but I was wondering which double major is preferable for students attending a low-end semi-target, like William & Mary. To be clear, this question is different from the one I asked in the last thread I start ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:49pm -

  18. Citi Investment Banking Superday

    Hey, I have a Citi IBD Final Round super day coming up in a few weeks. Does anyone have any advice for me? What questions can I expect? How was the first investment banking Super Day that was held in December? Thanks. Investment Banking Citi interview IBD ...

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

  19. GPA cutoffs

    For investment banking this year are GPA cutoffs around 3.7 for getting interviews BB and 3.8 for GS / MS /elite boutiques with 3.85 or so being the average GPA for kids who get the offer? I know people say its 3.5 but it seems very high these few years a ...

    148 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  20. Banking with chronic health issues

    Hey WSO, I'm 22 and male and will be interning at a BB in NY this summer. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by an endocrinologist. Basically, having Hashimoto's means that my thyroid glands will slowly degrade to the p ...

    72 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:05pm -

  21. BMO Capital Markets IBD

    Hey guys, Looking for some information regarding BMO Capital Markets and their Investment Banking group-- specifically, their U.S. operations and their Technology IBD group. I know there won't be much info regarding deal flow or culture in the U.S. T ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  22. Stephens Superday 2016

    Anyone get an invite? Someone posted in the full thread they got one already, but looking at similar threads in years past it seems they send out invites first week of October. Thanks. IBD ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 4:39pm -

  23. Consulting internship during sophomore summer?

    Hello fellow primates, I currently attend a semi-target (think USC/Berkeley/UCLA/McKenna/Pomona) and will be a sophomore in the fall. I recently received an offer from a top consulting firm for summer 2014 (think MBB, Booz, Deloitte, LEK). However, I defi ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  24. UBS TMT

    How's exit opps from this group? How does it stack up against Financial Sponsors and M&A? UBS IBD PE Exit Opps TMT ...

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

  25. Ask me anything: Ex BB IBD analyst

    Hi all Gained a lot of useful knowledge here back in the day. Have just started a PE gig after 3 yrs in BB IBD in London. More details on me below. Started this thread as a thank you for the useful info I got here over the yrs, and for the site teaching m ...

    74 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 30 2013 - 5:05pm -

  26. Depressed and re-considering IBD offer after accepting

    Hey guys. There is a lot of useful advice on this site, so I figured I would reach out to you guys with what has been on my mind lately. I feel like I am falling into a pit of depression. As background, I accepted a bb IBD offer after summering at the sam ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 21 2013 - 8:45am -

  27. ER vs. IBD

    After spending some time today on this forum, it seems that banking is much more in line with my interests long term. Is it possible to making the switch to banking after a year? Despite what has been said on here, I am confident I could network my way in ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  28. Top Restructuring Groups

    As we all know, restructuring is hot right now. What is the general consensus as to which firms have the top restructuring groups? IBD restructuring ...

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

  29. Advice On Finding a BB or Big Boutique Internship For Sophomore Summer With Freshmen IB Experience

    Hey all, I'm a rising sophomore from Emory University wrapping up my last few weeks working with a Boutique Investment Bank in NYC. Its a small firm that has several veterans from BB 's and they have been tremendously helpful in teaching me the ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2015 - 10:06am -

  30. Broke into Banking Recently, Happy to Answer Questions, Non-traditional background without a 3.5 GPA

    Good afternoon all, After pounding the pavement for more than half a year, I locked down a job as an Associate at a boutique in NYC. I came out of a no-name undergrad with a 3.0 and general business degree, then worked in Private Wealth for 2 years before ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 18 2015 - 11:28pm -

  31. Goldman Dallas office or IBD elsewhere?

    I was accepted into the Discover Goldman Sachs regional camp in Dallas/Irving where you get an on-site first round interview, and I really want to aim for an investment banking summer internship. So two questions: (1) It seems that Dallas may not even hav ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2015 - 12:18am -

  32. Marijuana Deals

    Throwaway account for obvious reasons. Rising junior right now. Over the past summer I worked at a boutique investment bank, where I worked on a marijuana deal (legit company, not potheads). Would there be any negative stigma if I included that on my resu ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2015 - 1:00am -

  33. Werr

    werw career IBD mm banker ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 11:51pm -

  34. HK BB IBD/CM 2012 SA Social (Future Colleagues Thread)

    Updated 2/7/2012: All BB offers are out so which bank will u join next summer? ill keep the posted updated. GS: MS: JPM: Papagogo, DB: rossgs210, CS: Citi: UBS: BAML: BarCap: algorhythm, IBD sa intern HK capital markets ...

    342 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 11 2012 - 11:30am -

  35. Should I Quit My Job?

          Currently having to make the hardest decision of my career so far and input would be much appreciated! So a little background, I graduated from a semi-target UK university with an Economics degree and a frankly TERRIBLE grade (sub 3.0 ...

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

  36. Getting ripped off in NYC

    Fellow Monkeys, I've never been to NYC (besides interviews) and I'm having a hard time trying to find apartments for my upcoming FT IBD gig. I understand brokers are the best way to go, but I'm afraid of getting ripped off (considering I li ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2014 - 4:00am -

  37. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

          I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at al ...

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

  38. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 10 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  39. IFC-> MBA-> PE

    A previous discussion on similar topic is here: // www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ifc-exit-opps Specifically, assuming the track of IFC-> MBA-> private sector PE (think KKR /TPG/Carlyle), how would the IFC investment analyst experience be rated by t ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  40. Greentech Capital Advisors

    anyone know about them? they look really legit- they do several billion dollar M&A deals a year, the partner was head of IBD at UBS, but Ive never heard of them on this forum IBD ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  41. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    38 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  42. 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 IB Recruiting IBD Diversity LGBT confe ...

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

  43. Preparing for a TMT interview

    Hi guys, So suppose you having been working in a BB for two years in ECM / DCM and have gotten the opportunity to interview for industry groups, specifically, TMT. What would be the best way to prepare for such an interview. Would the interview be very mu ...

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

  44. Barclays- Top IBD Groups in UK/EU?

    Hi guys, "long" time lurker here. I was wondering if anyone could drop some insight on top IBD groups at Barclays, London office in particular. I was given an opportunity to name my top 3 preferences for the SA internship. I talked to several an ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  45. Looking for 8 Mentees to place into internships/FT for IBD/Trading/Big 4 Ad/MBB Consulting

    List, closed, thank you all =) **Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors.**--Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do ...

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

  46. Interivew with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, Part 1/2

    Below is the first installment of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. SEE PART 2 1) What is your background and how did you get into investment banking? I graduated from a ...

    29 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 2:23pm -

  47. Why is I-Banking so selective?

          Obviously we all know investment banking is a very selective field to get into, but I'd love answers on why they seek the kids from the most elite schools, and what intellectual horsepower does the job really need, vs. trading, e ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2013 - 3:56pm -

  48. Analyst: Spending 5k+ on a Timepiece- Sensible?

    Gents, I'm consider indulging myself and dropping $5k- $7k on a nice watch as a graduation / pre-employment gift to myself. Although I do have enough cash myself to buy it, I wonder how sensible it is to buy a "premium" brand-watch as an an ...

    111 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2011 - 2:42pm -

  49. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  50. Best M&A Groups (including boutiques)?

    Best M&A groups? MS, Evercore? IBD ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 2:17am -

  51. Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?

          Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subseq ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 3:21pm -

  52. DCF and NOLs

    I'm creating a DCF for a company that I've been looking at. It has a large nol, and won't be able to use the entire figure in the projection period, unless I stretch it out to a period where my projections will be completely off. One sugges ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 4:34am -

  53. Getting a McKinsey Interview

    McKinsey is interviewing at my school, and I was hoping to get a feel for my shot at an interview. I've previously gotten first rounds w/ Bain and BCG, but I hear McKinsey is more selective than even them. I was a summer analyst at MS, and I did get ...

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

  54. 2011 IBD Analyst Bonus Prediction

    Hey guys, It may be too early to say how the 2011 bonus payout across investment banks is going to be. I still wanted to see what you think would be the 2011 bonus level for IBD analysts. Between 40K and 70K for first year analysts? What do you think? Tha ...

    139 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2010 - 12:09am -

  55. equity sales vs. ibd experience

    i have a full-time ibd offer in a good group at a good BB, but have also been looking into different things that may offer better lifestyle / proximity to my significant other. Can anyone speak as to equity sales vs. ibd in terms of lifestyle / day to day ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  56. Goldman Sachs 8/11/2015 Superday

    Has anyone heard back? IBD ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 11:01am -

  57. UBS Scaling Back Investment Banking

    This probably won't come as much of a shock to those of you who've been in the business a few years, but UBS has decided to scale its investment banking division way back in favor of PWM and asset management. UBS will still offer investment bank ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 7:45am -

  58. Worth making the move?

          This is mainly aimed at the more experience monkeys on the board. I won't delve into my job or what I make except I don't work in IB, PE, or a HF. I have an upcoming interview with a bank that is about on par with my bank, e ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 1:06pm -

  59. Cougars...

          I'm curious as to what the overall opinion is on these wonderful women. What age actually classifies a woman as a "cougar"? (I would go with 35 & up). It is funny, but it seems as though I get more attention from th ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2010 - 6:18pm -

  60. Dumbest thing you've seen an SA do?

    As the title says, what was the downright dumbest thing you've ever seen a SA do? IBD ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 14 2013 - 11:05am -

  61. Official SA 2010 interview status thread

    Hey guys, Frequent reader here but first time posting. I wanted to make a thread to keep updates on the BB interview status for summer analysts for this year, 2010. By updates, I mean whether you got invited to an interview (1st, 2nd, Superday rounds), wh ...

    84 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 9:56am -

  62. Thank you WSO! Got my FT Offer! ADVICE NEEDED

    Where do i even start..I learned so much from this forum. The brutally honest opinions, sincere willingness to help, the technical information and random tips on everything has been absolutely crucial for me landing this offer. Coming from a non-tar ...

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

  63. 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 Suisse and Wells Far ...

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

  64. How do I get good grades?

    So I just finished my sophomore year at a target/semitarget. Not WHYPS, but we send quite a few kids into banking every year. The thing is that all the kids we send have GPAs of 3.7+ while I'm at 3.0. I've talked to a few contacts in the industr ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 4:21pm -

  65. Do people really go into medicine to help people or for the steady and high income?

    Obviously, the profession of medicine is to be respected. But one can respect a professional but not necessarily each professional. All the time, people say stuff like "doctors heal people, IBankers make rich people richer, lawyers lie and sue," ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2014 - 6:48am -

  66. Going to another schools career fair this friday...will I have problems getting in?

    Hey all, I am going to try to attend Columbia's career fair this coming Friday, as there is one BB, and a few boutiques recruiting there (for IB analyst positions). Just some background info: I went to a non-target, graduated with a non-finance relat ...

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

  67. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

    Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE firms, whether they be l ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2014 - 8:46am -

  68. Get notice in large groups within IBD

    I just signed on with a large group and am wondering how to stick out from the other analysts. Obviously it will be a team effort but I hear there are around 15 1st years being hired on and I want to be top of the class. Anyone have ideas of books to read ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2012 - 1:23am -

  69. Duff & Phelps IBD

    Looks like there hasn't been any updated posts regarding Duff & Phelps, the company had very negative views in previous posts. Can anyone share some thoughts on this firm now? Seems like they've been ramping up their IBD with a string of acq ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2012 - 10:51am -

  70. Partying/drinking culture at BBs?

    Let me start off by saying that I do not drink... I am starting at a BB this summer and am worried how well I'll be able to manage my networking ability/social status in the firm without the advantage of being able to 'grab a beer' with fel ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2010 - 2:33am -

  71. IB vs PE Offer

    As a student, deciding what my first job will be is quite intimidating. That being said, I wanted to see what other people's opinions are. Both offers are within the same industry (X). I am interested in doing private equity long term and also a bit ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 26 2015 - 3:41pm -

  72. To All Summer Analysts:

          How was your SA role this summer? Reviews, Critiques, Warnings for future SA's, etc. Candid responses are welcome:) IBD summer analyst 2013 ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 12:45pm -

  73. International Students breaking into banking- ask and I'll try to help

    Hi all, I've enjoyed reading the posts on WSO and have personally been helped by numerous forummers, including one that went the bat for me and wrote a lengthy email to his HR because I was dinged the first round of my on campus interview. He never e ...

    42 comments - 6 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 3:35pm -

  74. Goldman to notify Summer Analysts in NOVEMBER for certain divisions

    I have heard directly from a professor at my school who knows students that interned at Goldman over the summer and they said they will not hear until NOVEMBER. Goldman is going to merge with another bank. I can't see anyway for them to continue to e ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2008 - 1:26pm -

  75. Forget IBD, get your PhD

    The Nobel Prize. Once an everlasting testament to human intellectual innovation. A beacon of hope, a searchlight though the clouds over our mind's eye. Today, more akin to an online diploma from a for-profit university. A lifetime achievement Oscar f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 11:48am -

  76. Considering Ross/Stern/Haas- IBD SA Placements

    Posting here for someone else (I'm already in college). Shes considering these "semi-targets/targets," and wants a shot at IBD recruiting. Anyone know how they placed this year? Have went through past topics, but wanted to get some more up ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 7:15pm -

  77. Analyst Spots

    Anyone involved in the recruiting process know how many full-time analyst positions each bank is looking to fill in the US? Post what you know here. From my knowledge (these are approximate numbers heard from recruiters/analysts): Rothschild: 13 full-time ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2009 - 12:43am -

  78. delete facebook?

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

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

  79. Is the University of Hong Kong (HKU) a target school for Hong Kong/Asia IBD/PE?

    Wondering a lot. Since a lot of the bankers I meet in Hong Kong are actually from the US and UK rather than local hires. IBD Hong Kong target Asia ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2014 - 3:42pm -

  80. delete remove

    deleted interview IBD M&A london Barclays UK Final Round technicals AC PUI ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 11:19am -

  81. Allen & Co. vs GS vs MS

    I have several options, and have narrowed down to GS, MS and Allen, eliminating UBS, Citi and JPM. So, GS vs MS vs Allen...which one would you choose? GS- Enough said. Baller but has bad public perception. MS- On par with GS. Great reputation and exit opp ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2011 - 8:22pm -

  82. Getting into IB as an associate- worth it?

    I go to law school, and had the option of being a summer associate at either a top tier IB or MBB, and chose MBB, but given that people seem pretty stressed (especially given travel) and worked at MBB as well (and given it pays quite a bit lower) am wonde ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 7:23pm -

  83. College (undergrad)- Syracuse or SMU for Investment Banking

    I am choosing between SMU or Syracuse University for undergraduate studies. I will be majoring in finance, and plan to go into investment banking. What will my opportunities coming out of these two schools? Will SMU lock me into working in Texas/the south ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2014 - 11:54pm -

  84. Bad resume?

    EDUCATION Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Mathematics Graduation May 2012 * GPA: 4.0 EXPERIENCE BIG BANK 1 Private Banking Intern Chicago, IL June- August 2008 * Collaborated with two financial advisors * Prepared marketing mat ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 7:04pm -

  85. where do you work no names please

    . IBD ...

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

  86. When building a model, do you prefer to have IS, BS, CF on one sheet or separately?

    To current analysts (or former summer analysts): When you build a model, do you personally prefer to have IS, CF, and BS all on one sheet (vertically listed) or separately on three different tabs? What are pros and cons to these approaches. Excel IBD Mode ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2010 - 1:27pm -

  87. Top PE vs BB IBD

    I have accepted an offer to join as a 1st Year Analyst next year after the summer internship. The platform is great and, most importantly, the team is really nice. Currently interviewing with a top mega PE fund (one of these premium firms). I am not sayin ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 2:03pm -

  88. Can the Bank cancel an offer?

    Hi all! I want to ask such an interesting quesyion! Have you seen any exaples, when IBD cancelled an offer? Thanks! IBD ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2011 - 9:24am -

  89. Goldman Sachs is Anti-Ivy-League?

    Gives hope to non-targets? Browse random IBD ANALYSTS (not VP, MD, etc.) in LinkedIn and you will see a very clear trend: almost nobody has Ivy League degrees. My guess is something like 1/3 at the most, and of those with ivy degrees on their profile we s ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2011 - 2:41pm -

  90. How hard is it to get a IBD FT offer if you graduate from MIT?

          I was wondering if its hard to get a IBD offer at wall street if you graduate with a Master in Finance degree from MIT? (without previous IBD internship, but in sales area at a BB) IBD ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 11:03am -

  91. Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?

    A couple of stories have hit the tapes recently which both make fairly depressing reading for those looking to jump into a new 2/3 year analyst programme at a bulge bracket bank. 1- Bonuses are down. Way down. I can only give UK figures here but the avera ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 8:26pm -

  92. Wall Street Cribs: NYC Edition

    If you've spent any time here on WSO, you surely would have noticed that starting a career in finance is not easy. The competition for jobs is fierce to say the least, and once you get in its no cakewalk. Being an analyst isn't fun and the highe ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 3:51am -

  93. UBS Bonuses extremely LOW?!?

    anybody see this today http://www.cnbc.com/id/41408757 " UBS Bonus pool deemed Unworkable". From what what I read it seems that on Senior MD's and Up would recieve bonuses, analysts, associates, VP's were screwed. Anybody have any insi ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2011 - 1:29pm -

  94. Life after Investment Banking, part 2

    I just wanted to reply to a few of the comments on my first post... // www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/life-after-investme... I don't know what else I could do The picture on this post is an entry I wrote in my journal one hour after walking of the do ...

    26 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 26 2012 - 10:28am -

  95. Late sleepers are more intelligent?

          Ran across an article saying that people in their 20's who sleep later on average are smarter than those who go to bed early. What are your guys thoughts? Very Dull (IQ < 75) Weekday: 11:41 P.M.-7:20 A.M. Weekend: 12:35 A.M.-1 ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2011 - 12:51am -

  96. How much sleep do you need to survive?

    I started a Master's in Math: taking 3 MA Math classes and 1 PhD Math class, while doing OCR for investment banking. Also working 2 part-time jobs at the university and in charge of 2 research projects. I realized that the entire month I was having 2 ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 2:02am -

  97. Bnaker Chicks

    What's the consensus here if any? Steer clear or typically good catches? I'm getting slightly tired with bartenders and burned out sorority girls. Met this analyst last year, she just moved to town and we've bumped into each other couple ti ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2011 - 11:16pm -

  98. So the guy next to me picks up his 200K bonus and says...

          So the guy next to me picks up his 200K bonus and says... (keep in mind I am a pro bono intern) "Send your full name and address to the HR department" "Why?" "So we can send you your paycheck" "REALL ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2011 - 11:28pm -

  99. What if I can't get an internship?

    Hi everyone, I am going into my junior year at a semi-target school, and am still having trouble landing a finance internship. I made the mistake of putting all my eggs into one basket and ultimately got screwed out of a job last minute. I had an accounti ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2012 - 3:28am -

  100. What Would You Do? The Trials and Tribulations of ALOT of Time to Kill

    Hey everybody, My start date as an IBD 1st year has been extended till 1-2 months later (very long story, maybe one day I'll post it on WSO Success Stories forum after I find peace & resolution with the past 1.5 years). Now with all this time to ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2015 - 3:54pm -

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