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  1. Thoughts on How to Format a Cold Email

    Mod note: This was a top rated comment ahwhile back in response to how to format a cold email here: Stand Out as a Non-Target: Recruiting. What's your take on long vs short emails? I'm going to disagree with your cold e-mailing format. I go to a ...

    67 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  2. Best hobbies/sports for networking?

    I know that squash is overcoming golf as the #1 in some hubs on the east coast (esp. nyc), but what else is on the list? How do the traditional ones of golf / tennis / basketball currently rank? What are some hobbies/sports that are growing in popularity ...

    102 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  3. What do discuss during coffee/lunch meetings?

    Hi everyone, I have a fairly simple question. What have you guys found to be good discussion topics when you are able to network with other people? I'm from a non-target school (undergrad), so it is critical for me to be able to make a good impressio ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  4. Fraternities...Waste of Time or Potentially Helpful?

    Hi, So, pending a bid (which I think I'm close to getting, but who knows), I was wondering if joining a fraternity will help me at all for getting a job or if they are all a waste of time. For example, I know people within my fraternity (as in my cha ...

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

  5. One Fell Swoop: Multi-Purpose Networking

    "Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer."-Machiavelli,"The Prince" What if you could kick ass at your current job while networking for another, effectivel ...

    50 comments - 14 silver bananas - Oct 29 2013 - 10:45pm -

  6. Mensa for Networking?

    Im considering joining Mensa, I have scored that high on other IQ tests before, but I dont want to join it just to tell people (I'd feel like a dick saying that to people or having it on my resume). The reason Im considering it is because of networki ...

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

  7. How to network with social anxiety?

    I realize that networking is really important in getting a job. However, I have social anxiety which makes meeting new people really hard. I hesitate while speaking and a lot of the times what I say sounds really forced. I have always been an introvert an ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2014 - 11:05pm -

  8. Questions to ask at recruiting and networking events

    Monkeys, I'm currently a junior in college being put through the SA recruiting wringer, and have been attending the necessary corporate presentations and networking events. Over the summer, I networked pretty aggressively over the phone (usually 30 m ...

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

  9. How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

    Self-control is one of those attributes that is important in nearly all occupations, but especially so in finance. Getting to they gym, eating well, and getting enough sleep (to name a few) require sustained self-control by those working 40 hour weeks, ne ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 20 2014 - 5:00pm -

  10. Effective Networking E-mail Subject Lines

    When sending out networking emails I always have trouble coming up with subject lines. I've been using "John Doe- Interest in ABC" "Happy Holidays" "Nice to meet you!" What creative/catchy subject lines have you found ef ...

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

  11. What Role Did Luck Play in Getting Your Job?

    What was the #1 factor in getting your job or internship? It's an interesting question. One I didn't really think about until an interview recently where a similar question was phrased along the lines of, " are you good? Or did you just stu ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2012 - 10:53am -

  12. New Networking Tool (But Don't Be Creepy)

    LinkedIn has taken some of the pile of cash it raised in its IPO last year and is in the process of acquiring Rapportive, a Gmail overlay that displays multiple levels of contact info for anyone you email with your Gmail account. I was naturally curious, ...

    42 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2012 - 6:45am -

  13. How I used LinkedIn to get Interviews and Land Offers

    Hey Guys, Been using this site for a while now and figured it would be beneficial for me to give back a bit. For starters, I thought I would detail my experiences using linkedin and cold emails to land a summer offer. Coming from a semi-target undergrad b ...

    49 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jan 27 2013 - 3:45pm -

  14. What b-school and Ben Franklin taught me about networking

    Four more quick ones from my $250k notebook: 1) Small talk is big talk. Do not fuck it up, do not ignore it. It is just as worthy of practice as your STARR model and your handshake. 2) Weak ties are more valuable than strong ties. They enable you to reach ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 2:45pm -

  15. What’s your poison?

    After a long day at work, few things can beat having a good drink to relax. As you hit the couch and open the bottle, the aroma greets you like a seducing temptress. And man do you want to give in. Pouring yourself a glass and giving it a whirl, the scent ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2010 - 3:55pm -

  16. How to network your way to a Big 4 interview

    If you're not at a "target" school for big 4 recruiting, it can be very challenging to get noticed. About 85% of new hires come directly from schools that the Big 4 recruit from on an annual basis. There are a few reasons but it mainly come ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 21 2013 - 12:23pm -

  17. WSO: Behind the Scenes

    Greetings guys, So Eddie and I just wrapped up another episode of NSFW and I hope you enjoy it. This creates the perfect segue into something that's been on my mind lately. I want to take this quick snippet of your Saturday to point out something tha ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2010 - 3:17pm -

  18. Consultant: Sex is dirty

    Wow. I'm at a loss on what to say here. In what has got to be either the saddest or most ill-advised article about twenty-somethings in New York; Nate Freeman of the Observer has highlighted the ridiculous pussification of young New Yorkers, basicall ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2011 - 10:14pm -

  19. Best Networking Sport?

          What is the best sport for networking and why? Not talking about athlete alumni groups, but sports that you could play as a professional where you stand the best chance of doing some networking. My experience is that squash is the bes ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2011 - 10:20am -

  20. I'm Starting to Think that Connections/Interview Skills are the Only Thing That Matters for Getting Jobs

    I just got done talking to a few of my family members and, even though I don't go to a fancy private school or in all honesty have the greatest resume, my family members said they know people at an MBB consulting firm and a non- GS / MS / JPM BB bank ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 10:28pm -

  21. WSO Conference 2013: The Recap

    "Trust me, if I could do it, everybody in here could DEFINITELY do it."- Jared Dillian, keynote speaker The author of Street Freak kicked off WSO Conference 2013 with a stirring story to a rapt room of monkeys from all over the country. His stor ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 2 2013 - 12:45pm -

  22. Part 2- Finally Got It- Top MM Offer- Thank You WSO

    So my previous post (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finally-got-...) had people commenting on it asking how i went about networking/using linkedin. Here is my advice on basically reaching out to someone cold on linkedin/just how to game the n ...

    27 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 28 2013 - 3:45pm -

  23. Rodeo Report, part 3: N(o)tworking

    So much of life revolves around the relationships we build, few careers are a better example than investment banking. Whether its M&A or S&T it sure helps to know a BSD who can pass along your resume or help you out somehow. But how to utilize the ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2011 - 11:55am -

  24. How To Be Memorable at a Networking Event

    I'll bet you have a cute little folder with your school's name embossed on it, filled with copies of your resume and some business cards you collected from a few information sessions that never yielded any fruit. I'll also bet you've g ...

    19 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  25. To all you established alums who don’t respond to emails

    How cool is that to stay in your comfort little nutshell, not give a **** about trading even one minute writing a polite rejection excuse of working on your business/ making your filthy money. Your good old days will be gone soon, do some good to younger ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2012 - 4:07pm -

  26. Attaching resume in an email to a stranger

    Hi Guys, When i compose an email to a stranger (alumni, or someone i think might agree to talk to me) requesting an informational meeting or some phone time, is it ok to attach my resume in order for them to review my background ahead of time and not wast ...

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

  27. How can I have a great social life without b-school?

    Fellow monkeys, your advice and thoughts are needed. So I'm currently in the process of applying to 5 top MBA programs. Aside from the obvious career reasons, I'm very excited about the life-changing social opportunities and experiences. I curre ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 10:36am -

  28. Does it help if an HR person knows you personally at a BB?

          I'm applying to SA internships at a bunch of banks. I think I made an impression on someone in HR at MS during the employer presentation at my school. Does it help at all that an HR person remembers me or is it necessary for some ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2014 - 5:00am -

  29. Finance Networking Events in NYC

    Hey All: I work at a private equity firm in CT and I was wondering if you had advice about connecting with other investment professionals in NYC. Are there networking events/societies/associations that you would recommend? Thanks... Networking ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  30. Weekend Wars: Search Function vs. Work Function

    Dear Monkeys, I am sorely disappointed in you...Well, not really. I don't care all that much. But I haven't ripped anybody a new one in a while and I do feel like hurling a few gentle insults while dispensing some useful advice to those who are ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2011 - 5:27pm -

  31. Students: Network with Associates and VPs (not MD's)

    We have done some quality recruiting the past few years. We have a great intern in the group this summer; a major overachiever, picks up things on the run and is always down to get a drink after work. Our first year analyst pool is equally as solid. I hav ...

    20 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 4:17am -

  32. Interesting Ways to Meet Bankers?

    I am a junior at a non-target in NYC. I also work in the back office at BB. I'm looking to get into investment banking (I'm looking for FT; I didn't even bother for SA since I had few contacts and come from a non-target). In addition to net ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 13 2010 - 9:16am -

  33. Aspiring monkey Emails MS CEO And Gets Some Harsh Advice

          http://www.businessinsider.com/james-gorman-morgan... Don't piss off the CEO of Morgan Stanley! Networking Morgan Stanley cold calling james gorman ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2012 - 10:01am -

  34. Your story here: Kids embarassing themselves at recruiting events.

          Everyone has the story about one kid asking a stupid question, and everyone coughing "asshole." But do you have any truly embarrassing OCR stories? Share them. Networking gs MS ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 4:19am -

  35. How did I get here? Synopsis, and what its like

    My story might be a little different from most of yours. I decided I wanted to work on Wall street 2 years ago. I went back to school, networked my ass off and landed an seasonal job at a BB in retail brokerage for businesses. I kept networking and met an ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2011 - 1:11am -

  36. Making friends in a new city?

    I currently live in a large metropolitan city and have been here about 8 months. I have been "hanging out" with old friends from university but I am ready to branch out. I want to meet people that share my work ethic and view on life. I am ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2014 - 9:29pm -

  37. LinkedIn- Powerful Business & Professional Social Media Sites

    Check out my profile on LinkedIn, and scroll down to the bottom of the profile for POC information to connect with me. I am connected to 25 of the most 'connected' headhunters and recruiters on the social site, and forward all requests for intro ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2010 - 7:50pm -

  38. Back from an awesome social mixer

          I just got back from a really awesome social event, sponsored by a group called "Ivy Plus." It aims to bring together alums of ivy league and other top schools. It started fairly recently. Tonight's event was held at an ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2012 - 3:01am -

  39. Fellow Chicago monkeys

    It seems like there's a decent number of monkeys in Chicago. I know there were previous attempts to assemble a group of finance professionals in the city, but for some reason it was not well publicized. So I wanted to create this thread and see if th ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2011 - 9:25pm -

  40. Working for Uncle

    I'm a rising junior at a target university interested in eventually working on the buy side, for either a PE firm or HF. My uncle (same last name) runs a HF out of chicago and has offered me an internship for this upcoming summer, and has also talked ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2012 - 8:36am -

  41. You were called an idiot during an interview or while networking. Now what?

    I have heard dozens of monkeys talk about their stock pitch get torn apart during an interview, or people getting ridiculed during cold calls or informational interviews. I was interested in hearing some horror stories regarding this topic. What was your ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 1:29pm -

  42. Biggest misconceptions about banking

    Somewhat out of season here, but perhaps it's best to address these things early. Every time I appear at a networking event ready to meet young men and women who are interested in banking, I'm astonished by how little they seem to know about the ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2010 - 10:02pm -

  43. Business Conference- A Beginner's Guide

    I did a search on industry networking events like those hosted through ACG and AM &AA, and surprisingly came up with little of value or as a "how-to" guide, so I thought I would put together some best practices and a running journal combinin ...

    15 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 17 2013 - 10:45am -

  44. Flirty networker- what to do

    So this attractive girl who has been networking with me desperately wants me to pass on her resume. She has been very flirty so far and we're meeting for drinks next week to discuss her plans. I'm pretty sure she is willing to do much more. So i ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 2 2011 - 5:29am -

  45. Networking with young alumni: How are you supposed to address them?

    How are we supposed to address young alumni when we are reaching out to them? Sometimes I'm confused whether I should address them as Mr/Ms or just by their first name. It's just a little weird when they're only a couple of years older, so ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 16 2011 - 2:40pm -

  46. Networking from Xmas to New Year

    Is it a good idea to try and network during Dec 26-Jan 1? My feeling says that I shouldn't interrupt people during the holidays because it might piss them off, but I also get the feeling that ibankers work very hard on these days even when others are ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2013 - 6:00am -

  47. Networking, Can't Get Them to Ask for Resume

          How do you guys usually get alumni to ask for your resume during an informational phone call? I usually talk about the typical things: career path, culture at the bank, typical day etc. but then the conversation usually just ends with ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2009 - 1:47pm -

  48. Facebook

    I'm really curious about everyone's OBJECTIVE opinion on facebook. Yes, we all know the hype and bullshit and this, that and the other. Every financial website is flooded with news since the announcement yesterday and it looks as though many rep ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2012 - 12:04pm -

  49. Firm E-mail Formats

    Fellow Monkeys, If you're a non-target kid like me, you know the rules: network, network, network. Personally, I enjoy it, so I made a little list that might help some people out there like me: e-mail formats for a handful of firms you all might be i ...

    16 comments - 15 silver bananas - Sep 1 2012 - 1:57am -

  50. Funeral networking

          A very wealthy philanthropist died near my town and I am thinking of going to the funeral for some networking.. Just not certain what the most efficient way to identify the right folks to speak to is. Any thoughts? Networking ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 14 2011 - 1:21am -

  51. Summer Intern Business Cards

    Do summer interns get business cards?? Networking ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2009 - 6:06pm -

  52. Networking with Father?

    Please tell me what someone should do in this networking circumstance. Let's say you're doing your homework on an MD banker to find a connection and you come across an article about him. You manage to connect the dots and realize he's your ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2009 - 2:44pm -

  53. Rodeo Report, part 1: Behind the Mask

    I've done a lot of talking about the Energy Rodeo over the past few weeks and months, I figure you guys can handle a few more posts. Today, I will expand on the ideas explored in this post and give you guys an insider's look of what happens when ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 11:48am -

  54. How to feel confident and get a job out of networking events

    Hey ladies and gents! I saw in the Wall Street Journal a big article on the importance of charisma and presence, it inspired @"Ben_KickassAcademy" and I to throw an article together on networking for you guys. You fill out a name card. Receive a ...

    12 comments - 13 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 12:00pm -

  55. Is networking overrated?

    I'm graduating in a few weeks from college. I've done two internships, one at GS and one in corporate finance. I've been able to network effectively, but it almost seems pointless. I was able to secure a job at a well known IM firm, but it ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2010 - 4:54pm -

  56. Friends = power?

    They (game of thrones) make the claim that a man with friends is a man with power. This seems to be the notion in business. What do you guys think, is this true? Can a man make it without friends? How important is relationships in banking. Networkin ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2013 - 10:38pm -

  57. List of Email Structures-updated

    UPDATED LIST AS OF 7/29/2011 Heres a list of several email structures. If they have changed or you have anything to add please do so. Goldman Sachs> john.doe@gs.com Morgan Stanley> john.doe@morganstanley.com Credit Suisse> john.doe@credit-suisse. ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2011 - 9:00am -

  58. Cold Email to Partner, asked for Transcript...

    After cold emailing an alum at a MBB Consulting Firm, I was asked to provide my resume, GPA, SAT scores, and transcript. Everything's fine, but my transcript, to say the least, isn't the best. I had a rough sophomore year and ended up with a cou ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2011 - 11:29pm -

  59. Spamming Semi-Well-Known Hedge Fund Manager's Inboxes

    Is there any harm/lack of efficacy in cold-emailing a bunch of managers for informational interviews or internships? I'm not talking about the super media-friendly ones like Ackman/Cooperman or those that run gigantic shops like Dalio/Griffin, since ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2013 - 5:58pm -

  60. So be honest, can networking like a ninja overcome this???

    So, I have this friend who I've been trying to encourage to network. I'll call her Esperanza because I really love that word. She has overcome a lot of things already. She is a 1st generation student from a spanish speaking country. She doesn� ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2012 - 10:38pm -

  61. Big 4 Partner Informational Interview

          Hey guys, I have a phone call coming up in a couple days with a Big 4 partner, and a senior one at that (C-level position at the firm). I obviously want to make a solid impression. Do you guys have any tips and/or good questions to as ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2014 - 11:02am -

  62. How do you keep up with personal emails?

    Hello, I was wondering how everyone stays on top of their personal emails. Most firms block Gmail access at work, so for those in IBD working long hours, are you signed in to both your work and personal emails on your blackberries? One downside I see to t ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2010 - 11:06pm -

  63. UCLA vs UC Berkeley recruitment for IB

    In terms of recruiting, how prominent is UCLA among investment banks, including BB and boutiques, especially compared to UC Berkeley. I've spent a lot of time researching and I've looked up literally every post with the tag UCLA but I can't ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2014 - 9:04am -

  64. Recent grads struggling to break in?

          Just wondering how many Class of 2012 grads there are here still hoping to break in. I know a lot of the posts are aimed at SA interviews or lateral moves, or trying to break into PE, but how many of us (myself included) have or don&# ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 12:50pm -

  65. Networking is working.....I think.

    So...I've been networking a little bit. I've only sent out about 30 emails in the past 6-7 weeks. I've been surprised by how many responses I've gotten back. I think about 12 or 13 people have responded back, 6 or 7 people have respond ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2011 - 10:50pm -

  66. Handling Keyboard Cowboys?

    So having just read through the thread on "The Office Chew-out" another office place confrontation comes to mind: The Keyboard Cowboy vs. You. These are the people who sit in their cubicle/office/conference room and terrorize coworkers through e ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2012 - 8:12pm -

  67. Do's and Don'ts of WSO. part 1

    As I wrote last weekend Wall Street Oasis is a place where you can meet some great people. Today, comes the first part in how to maximize interaction with some of those people to your benefit. All-the-while learning lessons that will help you in your job ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 12:15pm -

  68. What to wear?

          I have a meeting coming up with the chairman of an elite boutique. Pardon my ignorance, but should I wear a suit? It will be at his office. Got this through a connection so I'm not expecting it to be terribly formal. Networking m ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2012 - 10:36am -

  69. how important is attractiveness?

          Is it me or are most traders/bankers above average looking with that said, how important is attractiveness(for males and/or females) when it comes to getting a job, especially in a client facing role Networking ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2010 - 2:35am -

  70. What's the goal of networking if you're already at a target with a very strong resume?

    Let's say I go to a top target (H/W), have a 3.8+ GPA, prior IBD internship, other finance internships, clubs/activities, etc. Basically a resume strong enough to guarantee first round interviews at almost any BB. So my question is, what should I be ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2010 - 9:37pm -

  71. LSEAIC & UCL finance conference

    Has anyone heard back from Dartmouth partners on whether or not they've been accepted to either conference? Networking london LSEAIC ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2012 - 1:55pm -

  72. 7 Step Guide to Networking: Guaranteed Results

    1. Be an interesting person 2. Find some people who work in the field in which you would like to work 3. Contact these people 4. Have a conversation with them 5. Demonstrate your value 6. Follow-up with them 7. Ask for their help You're welcome. SirT ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2013 - 6:00am -

  73. How many cold emails is too many?

          I'm making a list of MDs to cold email. How many cold emails in 1 company would be too many? 10? 20? Thanks! Networking cold email ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2011 - 1:13pm -

  74. NY Networking: Weekend vs. Mon-wed trips

    Planning a networking trip to NY soon to meet an equal number of bankers and sales & trading guys. I have a shitty schedule so the majority of my classes are near the end of the week (thursday/friday) so I'll miss a huge chunk of class if I go on ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2011 - 9:06pm -

  75. LinkedIn Networking

          Hey everybody! I'm trying to network like a madman on linkedin and am building my connection base up as much as possible. My goal is to get to more than 500 connections so that I can have the "500+" designation. Right n ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2011 - 12:39pm -

  76. I Feel Like Such A Loser

    So basically, in college I was a complete screwup. I got bad grades, didn't do any meaningful ECs, no internships and just spent the whole time partying at a non-target. Towards the end of college (late first semester senior year), I realized that I ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 17 2011 - 12:08pm -

  77. LinkedIn Premium worth it?

    What do you guys think about LinkedIn Premium? Is it worth it? I am starting as an analyst next month and am wondering if Premium is worth it. LinkedIn emailed me recently offering me a free trial of it. Anyone have it? Any thoughts? Networking IBD ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 7:53pm -

  78. Cold Emailing Success Rate?

    I'm currently doing credit risk consulting and looking to break into investment banking- specifically Lev Fin. I figure the only way I'm going to be able to do this is by networking like a champ, so I've been cold emailing pretty hard this ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 6:45pm -

  79. We are not hiring

    I emailed an MD at a small boutique asking for informational interview. In my email I stated that I'm interested in investment banking and if we could meet at talk about the industry. Anyways I got a reply that they are not hiring at the moment, than ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 7:39pm -

  80. Is it wrong or illegal to network off your bank's WGL?

    If you work in banking- even as an intern- you obviously have access to everything in the IB share drive including the WGLs for all deals going on. Esp. for capital raising deals where there will be many banks working together. Less so or N.A. for M&A ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2013 - 10:45pm -

  81. Is this email acceptable to send to an MD (need responses ASAP to send timely follow-up)

    Dear xxxxx, I hope you are doing well. It was great meeting you at the (insert bank) information session. I thought it was really interesting that you had (insert semi-personal story he told here). Unfortunately, I had to go take a midterm, so I could not ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2014 - 2:16am -

  82. Greek or independent?

    Would it benefit me to go Greek during my undergrad studies? I am majoring in Econ at a nontarget, and I feel like the networking could help. Any other pros or cons I should consider? Networking independent greek ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2014 - 9:07pm -

  83. Is it ever too early to start networking? College freshman here.

    Hi, I am currently a first year university student. My school isn't exactly a top school, but it is known, and ranks within the top forty schools in the United States, according to the USNWR. Additionally, I plan to major in finance. In the past few ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2010 - 5:53pm -

  84. Coffe with MD

    Fellow monkeys, I have a coffee date with a MD tmrw. It's suppose to last 30-45 minutes. I met the MD before and hes a chill dude but what do I talk about for 45 minutes?! Any tips or advice? Should i keep it formal as possible or try to make it a li ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2011 - 3:31pm -

  85. Anyone here work at Goldman? Pm me

    Anyone here work at GS? I need to find out some information but have no one I know there. Thanks Networking Goldman Sachs referral ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2012 - 7:50pm -

  86. Long term follow up: awkward?

    Hi all, I haven't posted for quite some time but I've been very busy with school. I'm a sophomore looking for an internship next summer at a boutique IB and have a question for the networking ninjas. Over the summer, I networked and called ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2013 - 11:58pm -

  87. Getting the much wanted interview

    Hey guys, this is a question/rant I've been reading the forums for a while and often notice the following: Person gets an interview at a firm. Person doesn't even know the basics of the job he is applying for. While others, on the other had (Me) ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2011 - 7:07pm -

  88. Got invited to a superday without first round. Legit mid-market bank. Is this weird?

    So, I got invited to a superday (IBD, SA) for next Monday at a legit mid-market bank (think Harris Williams or Williams Blair) and I never had to go through first-round interviews. Literally, the first time I spoke to their office on the phone was when so ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2011 - 5:51pm -

  89. My success story: military to Big 4

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