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  2. Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12. The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage ...

    209 comments24 Jun 2015 -

  3. Hello all, I currently am a first year freshman at a community college. I know, a lot of people think community college is for idiots and so on, but either ways here goes. My back up plan is to transfer to UC Berkeley or UCLA if I can't get into an i ...

    187 comments5 May 2017 -

  4. Meritocracy is Bad?

    Other Industries

    Found an interesting article on how our meritocracy culture serves to siphon talent and ability away from the sectors of the economy that need it into those that don't. For those of you that didn't know, Peter Thiel founder of PayPal, created a ...

    136 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  5. The New Republic has an article by William Deresiewicz arguing that parents and college bound young people should not consider the Ivy league for their higher education due to several factors, including but not limited to, arrested intellectual curiosity ...

    49 comments27 Jul 2014 -

  6. mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from May 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. You'd think creativity would count for something. Adam W ...

    74 comments10 Nov 2012 -

  7. Blacklisted at BB Bank

    Job Search Advice

    An MBA candidate at an Ivy League is going to get blacklisted at an BB Bank. I thought he played the interviewing game correctly (from reading M&I, WSO, etc.) and I wanted to get some further opinions. One of my close relatives is a VP at a BB Bank. H ...

    87 comments8 Jun 2014 -

  8. Is this good for Wall Street or bad? From Bloomberg: We are witnessing the decline and fall of the investment-banking profession as we have known it for the past 40 years. The evidence is everywhere. The increasing regulations on Wall Street-- as required ...

    208 comments28 Dec 2011 -

  9. I am a senior at lower tier Ivy going through On Campus Interviews... and, to say the least, the results so far have been very disappointing. This year's recruiting has been brutal in my opinion, as like 2 of the Bulge Brackets didn't even show ...

    223 comments24 Oct 2011 -

  10. Why Choose Dartmouth?

    Investment Banking

    I did recently post about my undergraduate college acceptances and Dartmouth was one of the schools I listed. I just recently visited Northwestern and I really loved it and have yet to visit Dartmouth. As Commit Day is approaching, May 1st to be exact, I ...

    47 comments30 Sep 2017 -

  11. This is the story of an outlier, and is meant to make you think. Spoiler: I do agree with the accepted conclusion among this community that in general, you ought to attend the best school you can. So hold back your indignant replies for a moment- all I wa ...

    33 comments25 May 2015 -

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

    33 comments6 Jul 2015 -

  13. Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...

    45 comments3 Feb 2014 -

  14. Wharton/Princeton/Yale Undergrad

    Business School and GMAT

    So here's the situation, I was recently admitted into Wharton, Princeton and Yale for my undergraduate studies and plan on pursuing a career in finance after graduation (IB, PE,HF). Until recently I was completely set that Wharton was my number one c ...

    23 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  15. So during my SB a few weeks back I went out to Cornell for a weekend to visit a good friend. I know, why the hell would anyone go to Cornell during Spring Break? Unfortunately, the money I had been saving to go to Mexico decided that it would rather stay ...

    33 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  16. " Give me guys that are poor, smart, and hungry and no feelings. "- Gordon Gekko Since the dawn of man, rules had been set to measure one's worth; in the prehistoric era it was one's strength that dictated whether he was to be a badass ...

    29 comments9 Sep 2010 -

  17. Mod Note (Andy): I'm very happy to introduce peyo212, the newest addition to our blogging team. He is a Algorithmic/Derivatives Trader based out of Chicago. If you missed his AMA make to check it out here One of the more popular topics on WSO, from w ...

    27 comments26 Jul 2013 -

  18. How do you feel?

    Investment Banking

    After reading this forum for the last couple of days, I see that how bright, motivated and determined all of you are. Some are working at bulge brackets making lots of money, some are at ivy leagues, some that are at non-targets that are determined more t ...

    46 comments29 May 2011 -

  19. Eddie Braverman's blog As reported by Bloomberg, Ivy League schools are inundated with applications and are seeing admittance rates drop substantially. Is this a signal that "degree dilution" (i.e. a college degree has become the new high s ...

    26 comments1 Apr 2010 -

  20. The Future of the MBA

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi All, I'm new to this site, but wanted to get commentary from likeminded people about whether or not to pursue an MBA. My rule of thumb is that it's only worth consideration from a T-20 program, especially if an employer or grants aren't ...

    12 comments23 Mar 2018 -

  21. I can't believe time has passed by this quickly, but I entered college about a decade ago. I know that since then ivy league admissions has gotten even more selective. I'm curious to hear from some of the younger folks on here about student life ...

    42 comments8 Sep 2010 -

  22. Like Kyle Massey's cancer, it's a hoax to believe the ONLY ticket to WS or any great business success is an Ivy degree. It seems that some monkeys out there have been brainwashed & zombified into thinking this way, thanks in part to their gl ...

    19 comments14 Jul 2013 -

  23. I was accepted to Notre Dame early action, but decided it may be worthwhile to stay a couple years at a local college, and then transfer. Are transfers discriminated against, though? transfer Ivy League Yale Ivy ...

    28 comments14 Jul 2013 -

  24. The real cost of an Ivy

    Job Search Advice

    It seems like a lot of people talk about private vs. state schools and whether the extra tuition is worth the cost. I think people are really missing something obvious, FINANCIAL AID. If you're worried about the extra tuition, your family probably qu ...

    32 comments3 Dec 2010 -

  25. For example what % of ugrad and mba students at Harvard are legacy students? What is the acceptance rate compared to that of a normal applicant? How does this % compare to Ivys as a whole? How much has legacy become more/less important since the past, ie ...

    20 comments15 Nov 2012 -

  26. If you remember from college, how many hours did you study outside the classroom? To what degree did this depend on you major or school? Thank You as always college GPA Ivy League ...

    27 comments9 Dec 2010 -

  27. A slightly long read, but highly recommended. http://www.theamericanscholar.org/the-disadvantage... ...

    27 comments29 Oct 2010 -

  28. Welcome to the Ivy Hood.

    Investment Banking

    I always told people our school is the most gangster out of the other ivies..hehehe. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/five_... Ivy League ...

    25 comments8 Dec 2010 -

  29. UPenn CAS vs Richard Ivey HBA

    Investment Banking

    So, my friend initially committed to both, but now has been told to choose one (he was allowed to because of some conditional offer of H.S. grades stuff). He's responding tomorrow, and I told him to take Penn. Am I wrong? Just wondering, since I don& ...

    23 comments26 Jun 2011 -

  30. Realistically, how much disappointment can I expect to face upon graduation (in terms of landing a nice job with a reputable firm) considering that I don't go to an Ivy League institution? Does the fact that I go to a reputable private school (partic ...

    20 comments2 May 2012 -

  31. Princeton vs. Dartmouth vs. Yale

    Business School and GMAT

    Is there a significant gap between these schools, at least one that is noticeable in the context of graduate B school admissions/career opportunities? Princeton and Dartmouth seem to offer very similar benefits (best undergraduate focus in the ivy league, ...

    9 comments1 Aug 2018 -

  32. Harvard. The name conjures up notions of Ivy League prestige, elite education, and wealthy students but what's in a name? Apparently a lot, it seems over the generation's colleges and universities have been chasing the pipe dream of competing wi ...

    13 comments6 Jan 2013 -

  33. Found this article and thought it was an interesting read. Can't say I agree with all of it, but there are some decent thoughts. Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies In the spring ...

    15 comments23 Jul 2014 -

  34. Aloha Monkeys, I'm currently separating the military (think Air Force or Navy) to finish my degree at a traditional undergraduate institution (I will either be a Sophmore or Junior). I will either be attending UPenn (non-Wharton), Georgetown MSB, or ...

    8 comments13 May 2018 -

  35. As we all know, **Investment Banking is a highly competitive industry to get into. **Not everybody goes to Wharton or Harvard Level Ivy Leagues, for most of us we'll probably go to a University of California Berkeley/USC/Duke/Notre Dame/Brown Univers ...

    9 comments18 Jul 2017 -

  36. I started reading Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich again this weekend. Have read it probably twice before. Just wondering if anyone else had read it and their thoughts into it. Its a story about a Princeton grad that goes to work for Kidder Peabody in Japan ...

    15 comments23 Nov 2010 -

  37. Greetings, I have a BA in Communications and a minor in Philosophy from a pretty good school in the Midwest. I was just accepted to Dartmouth for a MA in Globalization Studies. I am going to take a couple classes in finance and economics at the school of ...

    13 comments8 Jul 2011 -

  38. Cornell vs top LAC?

    Investment Banking

    Hey all. I am a current senior who will be going to college in the fall at a top liberal arts school. Back when I was receiving notifications from colleges, I received a guaranteed transfer offer from Cornell which basically states that if I maintain abov ...

    11 comments31 May 2012 -

  39. Will going to b-school kill the very things that could make you successful outside of the paternalism of a corporation/big bank? A lot of discussions on WSO are about MBA, MSF & MFE programmes as well as the value of undergraduate education... I thoug ...

    10 comments23 Jan 2012 -

  40. only posting here because I love the complete honesty of the responses that these forums provide. i went from trade support (middle office role) at a BB to a start up trading firm/hedge fund so that I could get out of Operations. i initially came in as a ...

    11 comments3 May 2011 -

  41. Hi, I have an UG 2.9 GPA in Biology from a non-target. No background in finance. I was wondering what could I do to have a finance career in IB. I figured I would have to retool by getting a MSF, MS in Commerce, MMS, or 2nd Bachelor's. I know for IB ...

    10 comments10 Apr 2013 -

  42. http://www.quantnet.com/what-aspiring-investment-b... When my friend Steve Hsu linked to a review of Karen Ho's recent book (Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street), I was a bit skeptical. An anthropologist writing on the results of her thesis fie ...

    11 comments9 Jun 2010 -

  43. If this post seems redundant, I do apologize. I'm just trying my best to gain as much information as possible to increase my chances of getting into IBD. I am entering college this fall at an (Ivy) target school and I've been using Google/WallSt ...

    8 comments27 Jul 2016 -

  44. Value of Ivy Job Postings

    Job Search Advice

    I'm trying to get my hands on login/pass's for Ivy schools to access better job listings. I'm non-target so figure that I'm missing out on a lot of opportunity by not seeing these vacancies. What would you reasonably pay for access to ...

    10 comments14 Feb 2012 -

  45. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/opinion/30kahlen... As I've said numerous times on this board, the main characteristic that ivy league students share is that their parents are rich. Has virtually nothing to do with aptitude, as you can find similar ...

    9 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  46. Ivy Recruiting in Chicago

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, I have a quick question. I go to a "lower level" ivy school (not HYPW) and I was just wondering if you guys have any insight on what the experience of going to school out east and getting an ib SA and FT position in Chicago is like. It ...

    10 comments16 Mar 2011 -

  47. Medicine or Business?! HELP!!

    Job Search Advice

    Hey i really need some advice. I really love business and aspire to one day become an investment bankeror something along those lines. However at the end of the day I want to make money, medicine is safe and pretty much guarantees a decent income and no i ...

    9 comments18 Mar 2012 -

  48. Economics Major Necessary at Ivy?

    Management Consulting

    I'm a freshman at a target (Ivy--not Cornell), and I pretty much don't know anything about the finance world at all. I'm more of a science-oriented person, and I plan on (at least) majoring in neuroscience and perhaps going on to med school ...

    9 comments6 May 2011 -

  49. How to be a Millionaire Trader

    Sales and Trading

    We all know that Wall Street is extremely competitive as it is. There are people fighting for summer associate internships at less known banks to gain enough experience in their sophomore year, to then apply for a junior summer associate position at a com ...

    6 comments19 Jul 2017 -

  50. And I don't mean something that would be easily explainable in the context of looking for better business opportunities, like Brown to Wharton. I'm talking something like Dartmouth to Yale. Would the alums of Dartmouth view you as a traitor? Wou ...

    8 comments21 May 2011 -

  51. Canada vs. US Undergrad

    Investment Banking

    Hello all, Not sure if this would go under this category but the B-school one mainly focuses on MBAs. I am a grade 10 high school student in Canada, who gets marks in the low 90s and has some fairly decent ECs (JA, DECA, conferences, 4 weeks volunteering ...

    8 comments20 Apr 2009 -

  52. I was wondering if anyone read an article possibly from the NY Times, WSJ, Business Week, or some other publication that talked about how Wall Street's rainmakers all went to top tier schools. The article had this chart that listed all the rainmakers ...

    8 comments11 Apr 2009 -

  53. Ivy League Chances?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey everyone, Just some quick stats. I am a senior and have a 3.3 GPA in final two years of Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from semi-target in Canada (top 10 undergrad). I was accepted to GE's Financial Management Program, which is very prestigi ...

    7 comments2 Mar 2012 -

  54. I graduated in 2011 from an Ivy (see username), 3.8, 1500+ SATs, etc. I worked at MIT/Sloan for a year doing operations research, specifically startup strategy, helped a prof write case studies and develop a curriculum, and from there I went to work at a ...

    6 comments17 Jan 2013 -

  55. UPenn (CAS) vs. McIntire

    Job Search Advice

    What is better to get an IB internship/job Non-Wharton UPenn or McIntire. I am planning on transferring from Swarthmore and need some help. Any other suggestions would be helpful. school Ivy League schools school year schooling ...

    6 comments15 Aug 2011 -

  56. How do I get back on track?

    Management Consulting

    erased. Ivy League recruiting job search ...

    5 comments8 May 2016 -

  57. Hey guys, I'm a rising senior at a target school who has just started to come around to the idea of going for management consulting during recruiting (I have a humanities background and was previously planning on going to law school after graduation) ...

    6 comments22 Jun 2010 -

  58. Hello. This is se yeon who come from South Korea. I'm 17 years old. I really want to work at Wall Street. So I make some goals. My goal is like thoese things. First, I will graduate Seoul National University or Yonsei University-the department of Eco ...

    4 comments9 May 2018 -

  59. Ivy League Candidate question

    Job Search Advice

    Greetings Everyone, In college I was a liberal arts major with Communications and a minor in Business. I did some extensive work for a politician as an intern. I thought I'd end up as an attorney and I am no longer interested in law. I was accepted t ...

    5 comments13 Jun 2011 -

  60. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-22/ivy-leagu... Penn's athletic board of overseers includes George Weiss, founder of the George Weiss Associates Inc. hedge fund in Hartford, Connecticut; Robert Wolf, chairman and chief executive officer of UBS ...

    5 comments22 Sep 2010 -

  61. Question for ivy league alums living in NYC: are there a lot of networking events and mixers for ivy alums? are they good ways to meet new people? nyc Networking Ivy League ...

    5 comments9 Jun 2010 -

  62. What to Study for IB

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys. I'm about to start my freshman year at a non-HYP Ivy this fall, majoring in Economics/ CS. I was wondering if it was COMPLETELY necessary to take courses in Marketing, Finance, etc. to gain more applicable knowledge for investment banking, ...

    4 comments7 May 2016 -

  63. what would look better on a resume with regard to mbb recruiting? "regular" top tier mba such as hbs /wharton/tuck/mit, or a top scholarship recipient at a lower tier such as tepper/kenan/darden? i haven't even applied yet and don't kn ...

    4 comments24 Oct 2009 -

  64. Whats up! I am a current sophomore at an Ivy League school with solid IBD recruitment. However, most of this recruitment is focused only on juniors. As a sophomore I have been absolutely destroyed in terms of job apps for this upcoming 2018 summer. I' ...

    3 comments14 Mar 2018 -

  65. I'm a junior at Cornell trying to intern at a top mgmt consulting firm. My resume is semi-anonymized, but you could find me pretty easily if you really wanted to, but I don't really care. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Do I have a sh ...

    3 comments16 Nov 2014 -

  66. I just finished my first corporate internship in a F500 company, have three president roles on campus at an Ivy, and a 3.7. Last time I posted my resume it got torn apart, primarily for formatting reasons. I used the youtube series Mergers and Inquisition ...

    3 comments11 Aug 2014 -

  67. Ivy MBA Chances

    New User Introductions

    Please let me know if I have a chance at an Ivy MBA program. 3.5 GPA Baylor University Double major in Finance and Real Estate 700 GMAT 3 years with two promotions as JPMorgan Private Bank Fraternity President Student Government Rep. Baylor Angel Network ...

    3 comments27 Jul 2014 -

  68. They like people from Ivy League Schools and celebrity look-alikes. I can't post links because I'm too new on this forum; Ivy League target Entrepreneurship monkey around ...

    3 comments22 Jun 2013 -

  69. dear fellow monkeys, do you know of any reputable master's programs in applied math/computer science that dont require a bachelor's in math/cs? my bachelor's is in econ, but i wanna get a more quantitative degree (i am not that interested i ...

    3 comments7 Nov 2012 -

  70. Poor, poor Harvard University--literally! Yes, Harvard-- the university that many consider the Harvard of Harvard-- is losing billions in the current market downturn. Ouch. Those poor, poor Ivy League elitist! According to Gawker, Harvard's universit ...

    3 comments8 Nov 2008 -

  71. I am doing an undergrad in finance and economics in a university not worth mentioning in Europe but my dream is to live and work in the US as a trader/portfolio manager for a hedge fund or run my own. General consensus is that all people who work in HF / ...

    2 comments30 Aug 2015 -

  72. Possible Second Majors

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey all, I'm going to be a freshman at Brown University this year. My primary major is going to be Business Economics, but I'm thinking about double majoring with how wide open the curriculum is. My three main areas of interest are political sci ...

    2 comments28 Aug 2014 -

  73. Starting out...

    Investment Banking

    I will be a freshman next year at a target Ivy League university, majoring in economics. I hope to get into investment banking and eventually PE or HF if I do well enough and actually like it. Besides enjoying my summer, I'd like to spend a little bi ...

    2 comments24 Mar 2014 -

  74. Top postdocs or AVP position

    Asset Management

    Hi everyone, I have been doing computational science, getting PhD soon from a top 100 school, so not an Ivy league by all means. Got a few postdoc offers, two are from top 3 schools (to do science+computing) and also an offer for AVP position as a quant r ...

    1 comment10 Apr 2019 -

  75. Is a degree from Carnegie Mellon in Qatar good? It's a campus based in Qatar and not in the US. The degree is similar and the material is similar. I reckon the requirements to study are more lenient. Ivy League Salary ...

    1 comment30 Oct 2017 -

  76. I'm a junior at an Ivy League and even though I already have a decent internship lined up for this coming summer, I'm planning on applying to other banks just to see if I can get a better offer. I'm an Economics major and want to work in IB ...

    8 Feb 2016 -

  77. Recently Graduated High School Senior

    New User Introductions

    I'm attending a pretty decent Ivy League physics program with a minor in Operations Research or Business. I'm also thinking about switching into engineering at the moment. Ivy League physics engineering high school senior ...

    27 Jun 2015 -

  78. Greetings, I have a BA in Communications and a minor in Philosophy from a pretty good school in the Midwest. I was just accepted to an Ivy League for a MA in Globalization Studies. I am going to take a couple classes in finance and economics. The goal wou ...

    23 Apr 2016 -

  79. As MMMagoo stated in his earlier <a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/like-a-gold-ne... ">post</a>, nobody has come close to <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company ...

    1 comment6 Aug 2010 -

  80. Hi all! Question for all IB'ers: What portion of your full time (MBA) associate class is coming from the prev. year's summer associates? What are the chances of getting in at Bank X without a summer associate internship there? How do the yields ...

    1 comment24 Jun 2012 -

  81. I was just curious to know how you guys would treat two applicants with these backgrounds if you were sitting in admissions at a top 15 b-school. Lets suppose that the oil company corp fin is a structured rotational program. I'm not sure if BB ' ...

    1 comment5 Mar 2012 -

  82. "New" Asian Ivy League MBA initiative

    Business School and GMAT

    Saw this on Bloomberg, thought it was interesting. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-20/ivy-leagu... Seems that they set up a common website as well, www.topasiabschools.com MBA Singapore Hong Kong Ivy League ...

    1 comment25 Jul 2010 -