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  1. WSO Happy Hour: Thur 6/15, 7:15pm @Reichenbach Beer Hall

    Na zdravi, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of summer will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! New spot got rave reviews last time and plenty of good German beer was drunk. See if anyone orders DAS BOOT this time! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Dat ...

    24 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jun 14 2017 - 2:03pm -

  2. Shitty Networking 101

    Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spi ...

    34 comments - 27 silver bananas - Oct 2 2016 - 8:00pm -

  3. The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSO

    My content intern @Lucas_M is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our Networking Guide. 1. Cold-Emailing Guide. posted b ...

    27 comments - 16 silver bananas - Jun 5 2017 - 3:55pm -

  4. Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted 9/27/12 When you're meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the topic of work is never far off. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation's lacking ...

    63 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm -

  5. Searching for a Summer Internship?

    Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but even more companies and banks are listed in the WSO Company Database (with e-mail formats) If you're still on the internship hunt, no worries- lots of boutique investme ...

    125 comments - 100 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 4:30pm -

  6. From Depression to Community College to Target School & Beyond

    Hey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formal ...

    28 comments - 12 silver bananas - Aug 6 2016 - 11:00am -

  7. Bringing Resume to Restaurant?

    In a month from now I have a networking event at a restaurant with a non BB bank. I have never been to a networking event at a restaurant, and I have a concern on whether or not I should bring a resume. IMO it would seem rather uptight of me to if I were ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 10:30pm -

  8. The 1 thing summer interns need to know

          Whether you have already started your internship this summer, or you are waiting to start, there is something you ABSOLUTELY need to know. If you are like many other summer interns, who are jumping into internships excited about the c ...

    25 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 20 2016 - 10:50am -

  9. A Clueless Freshman's First Networking Event

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 9/18/14 and ranks #13 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Ugh. Why did she say no suit. Everybo ...

    24 comments - 38 silver bananas - Dec 24 2014 - 8:00am -

  10. Success Story- Thanks WSO!!!

    Thanks, WSO! I finally had sex for the first time last night. It took a lot of effort and persistence but I finally did it. I couldn't have done it without the great advice I received on WSO. Looking back on my experiences, my advice for prospective ...

    42 comments - 25 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:02am -

  11. Networking dilemma- Good response rate

    I've been networking my ass off recently and fortunately have been getting a good response rate. The unfortunate part is that many times the other person gives me a time at which it's not possible for me to have a call with him/her. I work prett ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:48am -

  12. Study Abroad Spring Semester or Stay at School and Network? Junior at a Non-Target, no Previous Internships

    Conflicted between studying abroad and staying at school to network for a summer analyst position at a regional boutique. How bad will study abroad hinder my abilities to network and interview with banks? I would be leaving mid-january to paris. Investmen ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2015 - 12:03am -

  13. WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, February 26th, 8PM, Galway Hooker

    The next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for happy hour to help fend off post-football season depression. All are welcome. Repeat visitors encouraged! Location: Galway Hooker Pub, we'll be in the Guinness Room (upstairs) http://www.yelp.com/biz ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 27 2015 - 12:48pm -

  14. Free lunch to anyone in JPM, BoA- ML or GS in Toronto- PM info

    We can go below the RBC / Merrill Lynch/TD Plaza for some delicious lunch at Szechuan Express. There are many other restaurants too, so it will be your pick. I work in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto, Bay Street, and I'm just ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 2:59pm -

  15. IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!

    Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new tre ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 8:09am -

  16. Some Thoughts on Networking

    Following in the footsteps of @Sil 's recent post ("Want to get me on the phone? Here's how- a networking overview.") l figured that I would share some random musings on networking. 1) Forming Relationships: First and foremost, recogni ...

    11 comments - 13 silver bananas - Nov 30 2016 - 1:00pm -

  17. Fit and networking upwards

    Apologies if this question seems a bit naive but wanted to get this forum's opinion on educating oneself on certain topics in order to hold better conversations with longer tenure colleagues. As a 22-year-old analyst I'm not super interested in ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 2:17am -

  18. Fucked Up Bad

    Was gonna have a phone informational interview with a banker today. Guy told me to call his cell. Called his office line and no one picked up. Emailed him to reschedule for next week. 30 minutes later guy emailed back appearing not to have received the ca ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 7:14pm -

  19. Dress Code- Networking with Alumni/ Networking in general

    Hey guys so you guys may think this is dumb, but i'd rather ask and see if anyone has any pointers. So-when you are networking with alumni over the summer for info. interviews during the week or on the weekend/ meeting for coffee, how do you dress? O ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 11 2017 - 8:20pm -

  20. RE Buy Side Quarterly Dinner/Drinks- San Francisco- Updated

    UPDATED: Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Time: 6:30pm- TBD Location: Schroeder's (Financial District)- 240 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 What: Happy Hour (no host) Happy New Year monkeys. As you're reviewing your accomplishments and se ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 5:08pm -

  21. Such a thing as too much networking?- Have been aggressively networking

    hey all so i have been aggressively networking throughout ibanks (BB and MM alike) since last spring, in an effort to get my name out there for SA recruitment. one bank for example, i have sat down with 5 different analysts within the same group. they lit ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 8:31am -

  22. Connecting over Race/Ethnicity?

          Diversity programs/delete networking ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 12:55pm -

  23. ASmallWorld- Social networking site

    I was wondering if any of you guys use ASW (asmallworld... it's a social networking site). It's gotten a lot lamer over the last few years as invites/user-base have gotten saturated, but I still find it to be a valuable resource at times-- parti ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 11:50pm -

  24. Networking once you have the job

    There are obviously tons of threads RE networking your way into a job in IB/VC, etc, but I haven't seen any on how to network once you have a job. In a recent performance review, my Managing Director says that it's time to start networking- abov ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2016 - 12:56am -

  25. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

    Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview since I was in NYC durin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  26. Alumni e-mail response rate

          I just started in a MSF program and I am trying to network for consulting and F500 roles. I have just started networking this week (never had to in undergrad) and so far I have sent out 30 e-mails to alums to set up a time to speak an ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2015 - 5:49am -

  27. How to network effectively- Tired of applying for positions online

          Hi, Could somebody give me some suggestions on how to network effectively? I'm tired of applying for positions online and hear nothing. 50% don't respond, 35% reject and only about 15% invite for an interview. People always ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:49pm -

  28. How to network with recruiters (HR)? What's the difference between networking with HR people and networking with bankers?

    Hi guys, I have a few questions about networking with recruiters. Last week I was networking with my fellow alumni, and he suggested me to contact the recruiters at his firm and gave me the contact information. I'm wondering how to network with recru ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:00pm -

  29. Networking Help- 2nd tier consulting firm

    So essentially my issue boils down to this. I had a lady at a 2nd tier consulting firm who told me that she really wanted to help me to get into her firm. I last talked to her about a month ago and she told me to get back into contact when they officially ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 3:14pm -

  30. Make Use of Time at an Ivy League

          Let's say a friend of yours invite you to chill at his university for one whole day. What could you be doing to maximize your time there in terms of the resource? I don't go to an ivy so I am unaware of what they can offer. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 3:53am -

  31. Networking 101-- Hedge Fund Edition

    In my recent AMA thread I was asked how I transitioned from a corporate strategy role to a hedge fund analyst position. I struggled to give what I thought was a sufficient answer given the context of the question so it kind of inspired me to write a short ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 7:24pm -

  32. MD going to bat for me?

          I go to a non-target and got in touch with an MD at a major BB although they sit in the private funds group which is not exactly IB. We talked on the phone about two months ago, and I sent him an email when I dropped my resume today j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 7:12pm -

  33. Networking: who to talk to FIRST at your target firm: senior people (VP/MD) or junior/mid-level (Analyst/Associate)

          Some might say that one must be properly armed not only with the technical knowledge but also the firm-specific knowledge for meetings with senior people in order for them to back you up for a position. Hence, one should meet with jun ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 9:15am -

  34. Can networking talks carry on for too long?

    I have been networking for some months now. Many of my contacts have been very nice and patient, and we typically have very good conversation that covers a lot of background/goals and other related stuff. Early on, my goal was to soak up as much knowledge ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2016 - 10:34pm -

  35. How I Landed a FDP Offer from an Unknown School

    Let me first begin by saying that for most of my time in college, getting into a FLDP at a F500 firm has been my goal. I am very intrigued by the exciting, fast-paced life and lucrative pay of the IB world, but the 80-100hr work weeks and the fact that th ...

    8 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 13 2015 - 11:51pm -

  36. Do bankers work on MLK day?

    networking ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2016 - 3:34pm -

  37. Why are people so stingy with connections?

          When asking for contacts to help with job searches, etc. Why are some so stingy with their connections? It's a JOB, not "free money". I don't understand it, what do they have to lose? Networking is such a chore tod ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:17pm -

  38. Networking- Not a very big alumni network

    Everyone says that in order to land a IBD job/internship at BB (GS, JPM, etc.) or Elite boutiques (Greenhill, jeffries, etc.) you need to network. But what can you do to network if you don't have a very big alumni network on wall street? networking I ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:39am -

  39. Are PE Firms Frigid to Networking?

    So I took a really scattershot approach to IB recruiting during both my SA and FT processes, and it basically worked well and was expected by all parties; those who answered helped my process and those who ignored/might have been annoyed probably didn ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 2 2016 - 5:04am -

  40. LinkedIn Networking Question- Need to reach out to people

    Hey guys, so I'm in the midst of FT job search. I know its very late but I started an internship in the winter which has made me into a better candidate. Now I need to network and reach out to people, a good way is through linkedin. I figured that if ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:14pm -

  41. WSO Happy Hour, now in Jakarta! 4th of February

          WSO Happy Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4th February. Blue Martini Bar (JW Marriott hotel). Contact me drinks networking new year Jakarta ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 3:12am -

  42. SA Networking Timeline

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone could shed light on whether all non-core resumes that are selected for interviews are selected at once, or whether it is done across several rounds? I ask in the following context: I applied to Wells Fargo Securities 2015 ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 11:36am -

  43. Networking Question- Rising junior looking for internship next year

          So I am currently a rising junior looking to get an internship next year. As a result, I have been reaching out to alums in order to help my chance. I spoke with an MD at Morgan Stanley who went to my school (I actually met him at a r ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 2:14am -

  44. How To Win Friends And Influence People

    Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA here. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have. I want to teach you how to make friends. Friends help you succeed, friends will find you the jobs that you haven ...

    7 comments - 10 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 11:00am -

  45. Cold Emailing- Buy side of real estate

    Hey all, as some of you may have noticed, I am looking to get into the buy side of real estate. I am coming from a completely different industry but I have started taking steps to get onto the RE path: Joining ULI Starting REFM courses Reading "The R ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 8:19pm -

  46. Following up- Junior at target

    I'm a junior at a target, looking for SA in IBD. I've made a few contacts at info sessions this semester, and then I followed up right away with a thank you email and a question. I got responses from most of the contacts, and now I feel it' ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 9:34pm -

  47. Networking with Clients for Career Advancement

    More of a macro question here. What do you feel is the best way to network with your existing clients, and express that you are interested in their organization? As a broker/3rd party service provider, the notion of disclosing to a client that I am intere ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 4:49am -

  48. New Here, Hoping to get an Internship for my Junior Summer

          Hey guys I come from a non-target (or semi target?) with a solid GPA (3.8) and a desire to get into Wall Street firms. More specifically, I want to break into IB, MBB, or S&T (with a goal of PE/ HF down the road). I plan on studyi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 1:20pm -

  49. PE Networking

    Alright.. So let me preface this as anyone who has seen me post before knows that I have been very pro-banking for a career. With that said I am really starting to consider life on the other side.. At least while I have the opportunity to recruit. I have ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2015 - 7:29pm -

  50. Informational Interviews on weekends!? What do you guys think

          Hey bankers, Rising junior here soon to go into recruiting. Currently have a boutique internship and I am doing banking hours with weekends off. Didn't realize I would do banking hours at my boutique when I accepted the offer, bu ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 7:05pm -

  51. Thanks WSO- Finally landed a FO ER position

    First time poster here and I owe WSO a huge thanks. I finally landed a front office equity research position. It would not have been possible without all the advice I read on this forum (big shout out to M&I as well). I came from a non target state sc ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:09am -

  52. Cold Emailing Into a VC Analyst Position

    I am a junior at a non-target and currently work in startup and SME consulting for a F100. We regularly work with local angels and venture capitalists to raise funding for our clients. This summer I will be interning at a local private equity/ venture cap ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 11:58pm -

  53. Networking- Who to contact?

    Is it true that networking with people in investment banks, BBs tend to be more successful than networking with MBB /top consulting firms. from what I've gathered MBB is very focused credentials, GPA, etc over what the employees say, and banking the ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:34am -

  54. Applying to an online lateral posting

    What is the best way to apply to a lateral posting if you don't know anyone internally who can refer you or forward your resume along? Assuming I have good, relevant experience, should I be reaching out and cold emailing people in the group that I� ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2015 - 8:38pm -

  55. Networking and Consulting- Career success

    Networking (honestly I hate what the word has become on WSO-- really just being cool and building relationships) is necessary for anyone aspiring career success, but it seems like it is mainly in IB where you see the gritty and grinding nature of it, aka ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:46am -

  56. Influence of a referral from an MD in a different division

          I'm trying to secure an investment banking internship for the summer. Many of my parents' friends and people in my community work at investment banks but in non-banking roles, such as global head of marketing, an MD in Audit ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2014 - 5:49pm -

  57. Recommendation from MD

    Hi All, Hoping to get some guidance from y'all. I recently had a call with an MD at a MM IB and it ended with him saying he would be willing to help me get an internship with the firm (not sure how much effort is actually put towards this) and I know ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 5:19pm -

  58. reaching out to ex interviewee?

          (I'm going to be vague on a couple of things here) A couple of years ago, i bombed an (my very first) interview for an internship. It hit me pretty hard and I remember it vividly. Long story short, I got the interview because of ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2016 - 5:05am -

  59. Do not have contacts in a firm

          Hey guys, I saw Nomura risk solution group's job post on school career website. I realized I do not have any contacts in this company (they held networking events before and I got some contact information but its like a year ago) ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 1:51am -

  60. World Finance Job Conference- Anyone going in April?

    is anyone going to the World Finance Job Conference in April? networking job ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 1:34pm -

  61. How To Network- Current junior at a target

    Hey guys, So I have been to information sessions since I was a sophomore(I'm currently a junior at a target). Last year, I would get business cards and never e-mail people back. This year, I have gotten business cards and actually e-mailed each perso ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:48pm -

  62. Informational Interview, Attach resume during initial contact?

    When e-mailing an alumnus for an informational interview, should I attach my resume? Should I wait until the alumnus explicitly asks for my resume before sending it to them? If I don't attach my resume, I run the risk of them thinking "Hey idiot ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2015 - 5:05pm -

  63. Network using work email? (at sophomore internship)

    Hey pretty simple: I'm in my sophomore summer internship right now. Is it okay if I network/send a few cold emails to some contacts at firms using my work email, to try and set myself up for junior summer? During lunch break/downtime of course. I fee ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2015 - 7:56am -

  64. How to "network your way in"

    I go to a semi-target university and a lot of people tell me that networking is the way to get into IB. How do you network, though? I used to think that networking was only using your immediate connections to get something you want (e.i family and friends ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2015 - 9:38pm -

  65. How Helpful Is Alum Networking For Undergrad Recruiting?

    Hi everyone! I am at an undergraduate target and I am going to do corporate recruiting for consulting (McKinsey, Bain, etc.) in the near future. I am really interested in consulting and want to maximize my chances of getting an offer. Some people recommen ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2016 - 10:30am -

  66. Networking- Should I avoid my partner's ex?

    I'm trying to network with alums and one of them just happens to be my boyfriend's ex. She works at a firm that I'm very interested in. I feel very awkward about approaching her and am wondering if I should contact her. There are several al ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 25 2017 - 12:28am -

  67. Interviewing with HR

          I had an interview with HR yesterday at a MM firm and it was supposed to be 30 minutes but after 10 minutes of standard fit questions (story, strengths, why here) she just cut to ok do you have any questions for me? Is that a bad sign ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2014 - 4:58pm -

  68. How important is networking for a target school, high GPA? And networking with S&T to get into IBD?

    Hey guys, I'm a sophomore at a target school and have a high GPA pursuing a double major (math/econ), but my resume doesn't necessarily scream finance interest (internship doing macroeconomic research, and this summer prob doing doing sector res ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 8:56pm -

  69. What is an appropriate number of times to cold-call a contact?

          I'm pursuing an internship opportunity at a local boutique. I've called my contact about three times today and he hasn't picked up a single time yet. I'm starting to get to the point where I feel like I'm anno ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 11:39am -

  70. Linkedin- Personal info?

          Quick question: how much personal information would you suggest putting on the linkedin profile? Meaning, should we fill out all the information? I'm curious because of privacy issues. networking linkedin ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:13pm -

  71. Networking Advice- Speaking with a senior MD at one of the BBs

    In a couple of days, I will be speaking with a senior MD at one of the BBs that works in equity research. However, I am interested in S&T. I dont know if he can or will hook me up yet but I think it's safe to assume he has more pull in ER. Should ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 4:33am -

  72. Investment Banking Networking Question

    Hey everyone, I have a networking question. I'm a student from a non-target on the West coast with no connections. I have a 3.95 GPA with a Major in Math and Finance. An extracurricular position as the VP of Finance for a school finance program. An i ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2015 - 6:03pm -

  73. Accepting SA--Changing Major

    Hi fellow monkeys, I recently accepted SA position at a BB. I haven't gotten official paperwork yet, but on my resume it says I am a certain major. I am currently actually undeclared (long story) but in the process of declaring to that major on my re ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2015 - 10:51pm -

  74. Is previous IB experience a must for FT IBD?

    Junior SA in BO /MO at BB looking for IBD FT, that said is it better to stick with the BO/MO role at GS / MS and network both internally and externally for FT or would it be better to pursue a boutique IB SA and network for FT IBD networking SA 2015 ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2015 - 5:54pm -

  75. Informational Interview or ask for Interview

          When reaching out to a firm is it better to ask for an interview or ask for an informational interview? If reaching out to an analyst or associate I assume it is better to ask for an informational interview, however what about a conta ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2015 - 11:23pm -

  76. Trends in E&P Banking?

    Speaking with a senior person who sits in E&P and more specifically power & utilities. Any good/thoughtful questions to ask at for the end of our convo? Summer BB non target 2015 IBD networking analyst ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2014 - 9:21am -

  77. Networking Question- Masters reaching out to MBA

          Hi, This is potentially a stupid question, but I was wondering if, when networking, it is appropriate for an masters student to reach out to an MBA student from his or her school, an undergrad contact an MBA from his or her school, et ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 2:36am -

  78. Still trying to find internship in ER- Setting up informational interviews

    Ok, unfortunately I am an idiot and am still looking for an internship for this summer. Things are looking just a bit grim but I have a big spring break week planned, during which I have set up/am setting up some informational interviews with professional ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 8:45am -

  79. What to ask in networking with seniors at megafund?

          I spent two years in general finance program (back/middle-office) at bulge bracket, then transitioned to real estate investment banking group at smaller bank (not middle market). I have few deal experiences, but I want to be at the co ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 7:14pm -

  80. Too much networking?- Possible to do too much?

    Is it possible to do too much networking? HR just emailed me basically saying I received your contact info from various people in firm, our professionals get alot of informational interview requests and can't handle them all and to contact HR directl ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 6:37am -

  81. Networking for PE- Junior too early?

    As a junior is it too early to start networking for PE? networking ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:39am -

  82. Networking- Recently applied for an analyst position

    So I recently applied for an analyst position at a mid-sized asset management firm. After applying, I realized an alum from my school works for the firm. Should I send an introduction email and ask to speak with him? Would this help me even though I' ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:34am -

  83. Buying Laptop for FT IBD Stint

    Im an incoming IBD analyst and not sure whether my firm gives out loaners or what the deal is generally but I have a macbook that is very shitty / old but love it. I was thinking about getting a cheap pc laptop (http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Ultra ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2016 - 3:05pm -

  84. Contacting Alumni- Accounting and Finance major at non-target

          Hi, I'm a Freshman Accounting and Finance major at a non target private school in Tx I know its probably too late for this summer, but in the future if I want to get an interview through alumni, how would I do that? My school has ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 3:30pm -

  85. Networking Question- MD forwarded email to recruiter

    So I contacted a top MD at a BB who I had no relation to..The MD didn't bother responding but he did foward the email to a campus recruiter. Recruiter emailed me saying the usual- look at our site, advising me to apply, and told me a little about the ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 2:16am -

  86. Questions about meeting with a High Level Exec?

    Hi guys. So I've been looking for a job for a while and through tireless networking I finally have a sit down with a high level executive in charge of the Capital Markets Group with a large real estate firm. This is my first sit down with such a high ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 12:00pm -

  87. WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, January15th, 7:30PM, Three Monkeys

    ***Please note, new location--NOT Galway Hooker!*** The next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the first happy hour of 2015! All are welcome. Repeat visitors encouraged! Location: The Three Monkeys, we'll have a few high tables reserved near ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 14 2015 - 10:17am -

  88. LSE: Women in the workplace workshops/networking...as a male?

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