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  2. AMA: From State School to MM IB Vice President Without an MBA

    WSO Community, I wanted to take the opportunity to leverage my experience to be helpful with an AMA. By way of background, I attended a state school, broke into MM IB as an analyst, left banking to work at multiple private equity firms, then returned to b ...

    42 comments - 12 silver bananas - Jan 26 2019 - 2:00pm -

  3. No Luck in Securing a Summer Analyst Position (Female)

    I'm currently a rising senior at a non-target college in NYC. I have a 3.93 GPA, Boutique IB experience from last summer, Active in clubs- the president of the trading club & VP of another business club, leadership experience, volunteer work. My ...

    52 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 13 2018 - 1:48pm -

  4. Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ER

    Background: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in ER. I apologize in advance that I have failed to contribute as much as I should to these forums. WSO was one of the main tools I used an ...

    42 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 27 2018 - 5:29pm -

  5. What banks are more accepting of non-targets?

    Hey guys, does anyone know of any banks that are more willing to take on non-target finance majors as summer analysts? I have been building a decent network, but with limited alumni, my networking is mostly cold emails and LinkedIn connections. I've ...

    35 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 2 2017 - 9:59am -

  6. Q&A with Nefarious- a Strategy Associate at a Fortune 500 Company- (Part One)

    Afternoon, monkeys. I've got the first of a two part interview for you today with Certified User Nefarious. Nefarious works in Strategy at a major Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense company. While I know many of your are focused on banking and priva ...

    106 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 12:10pm -

  7. A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too

    Background: Rewind back to October 2011. I was a Senior at a fairly prestigious state school, but it was a non-target university. I was graduating with a major in History, and I believed I wanted to go to Law School eventually. My father and mother both w ...

    38 comments - 44 silver bananas - Jul 9 2017 - 5:00pm -

  8. AMA: Non-target > > > Big 4 Valuation > > > Boutique IB Analyst

    Hey WSO, I've been a forum lurker for a little over 4 years now and felt like it was time to contribute to the community. My background: As the title says, I went to undergrad at a non-target where I majored in finance and economics. Had internships ...

    21 comments - 12 silver bananas - May 13 2018 - 12:01am -

  9. From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA

    Mod Note (Andy)- this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy wrote and said he could still answer questions WSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and again. There is a wea ...

    53 comments - 20 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 10:01pm -

  10. NON-TARGET RECRUITING PROCESS

    I am a currently a junior at a complete non-target in NY with literally 0 alumni working in Investment Banking. I have done a few boutique IB internships and about to start a PE internship in the spring. I have used the search function a million times to ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 12:34pm -

  11. Non-Target to Bain/BCG Intern

    Hey WSO, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to Consulting, as many previo ...

    32 comments - 57 silver bananas - Nov 4 2017 - 10:50am -

  12. Is everyone *EQUAL* once they get into an interview?

    The conventional wisdom on WSO for non-target seems to be: Network hard to get an interview and then prepare well and rock the interview and even if you come from a non-target, you have a fighting chance if you PERFORM there. Is this really true? I mean c ...

    62 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  13. AMA > Non-Target > Search Fund & AM internships > BB AM 1st year- FI > (Think Wellington, Fidelity, Blackrock)

    Hey Monkeys, WSO was a huge resource for me navigating through and eventually breaking into the AM industry. Thought I'd throw an AMA for all the grinders interested at AM who aren't at target schools. Went to a small non-target school in Boston ...

    24 comments - 10 silver bananas - Sep 11 2017 - 2:00pm -

  14. 3 Tips for Non-Targets

    Well I did it. I landed an offer to be a summer analyst at an investment bank. Breaking into I-banking from a non-target may be a more common occurrence these days, but it is certainly still a challenge. Here are three pieces of advice that definitely hel ...

    39 comments - 21 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 5:25pm -

  15. The Non-Target Curse

    About a week ago, I was sitting at my desk at my current PE internship when the partners and the CEO were filling in a questionnaire that an investor (bank) had requested. The specific question that caught my attention was one that asked for the caliber o ...

    83 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 4 2012 - 8:45am -

  16. Moving from Corporate Finance to Private Equity

    I have been a member of this site for quite a bit of time and honestly have let things fall on the back burner with my job and relationship taking priority for me. I know I am not the first and won't be the last one to do so. I have been in my curren ...

    36 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 10:40am -

  17. Non-target to BB IBD SA Offer as a Sophomore

    I have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most v ...

    28 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 18 2015 - 5:38pm -

  18. How important is attending a target school?

    How important is going to a target school? Is it impossible without? Can you get top investment banking jobs from semi-target or non-target school? If so, what is nessary to do so? non-target ...

    161 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2012 - 12:46pm -

  19. AMA: Research Analyst at Event-Driven/Special Sits HF directly from "non-target"

    I've been a frequent reader of WSO for the past few years and I thought it might be helpful to anyone interested in a similar career path as mine. I definitely gleaned a lot from others here so hopefully I can answer some questions people might have. ...

    22 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 3 2017 - 4:00am -

  20. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

    Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q &A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportunity to help provide a ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  21. How to get a Hedge Fund Internship

    There's a lot of mystery surrounding hedge fund internships. Are they available to people who don't have connections through family and friends? How do they stack up against other finance internships? Are they viable when the end game is investm ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 2:36pm -

  22. Transfer to UNC from UNC-C for a shot at Charlotte banks?

    Hey guys, First time poster here. I was hoping some of you could provide some insight for my situation. I started college at UNC Charlotte this year with the intention of eventually going to medical school along the road. This is a complete non-target and ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  23. Prestige- Credit Suisse and other companies that cut pay

    Will the prestige of an Ibanker last, just saw the article about Credit Suisse and other companies continue to cut pay. If the cuts continue will Ibanking lose prestige among headhunters and MBA programs that it has had in the past. It seems like if the t ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 8:40pm -

  24. Going from non-Target to Private Equity

    Does anyone have experience with breaking into PE MFs straight out of a non-target undergrad? If so, could you provide any advice or testimonials? Assuming the answer is no (which it more than likely is), which non-HYP targets do PE HFs recruit at? privat ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2017 - 6:52am -

  25. The Fall of Gekko's Children

    " 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 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 9 2010 - 6:27pm -

  26. Non-target- Credentials

    If a firm doesnt come to say Princeton/Columbia/Dartmouth for on campus recruiting and you apply through the website are you basically considered a non-target? Would the princeton guy be seen as the same as the penn state/umass guy and need to have simila ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 2:09am -

  27. BB Operations career path

    Hi, I'm really interested in operations, as well as finance. I know a lot of people say that it's not a good idea to go into operations if you have hopes of landing the front office, but if you want to stick around in operations, is it still rea ...

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

  28. Destroy Pure Math Resume

    Here's my resume, guys. Just finished my junior year at a non-target in the Midwest. http://www.razume.com/documents/26050 I need to know how to get more finance exposure. Yes, I know cold-calling and all that, but how should I phrase my past experie ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 5:44pm -

  29. "Easiest" area to break in from non-target?

    The title says it all. If you go to a non-target, what's the easiest (relatively speaking of course) field to break into out of banking, consulting, S&T, etc.? consulting s&t non-target I-banking ...

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

  30. Non-Target Guy Potentially Interested in Commodities Trading

    Hi, So recently, I've gotten really into trading and I find it to be a lot more exciting than I had previously thought. I have a couple of questions though: I'm interested in trading commodities (particularly soft commodities, but energy would b ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2010 - 3:47pm -

  31. Accepted an Offer!- How non-targets can "make it"

    Hey everyone, (Edit: Got a number of PMs here- Added my responses below the rest of the post) I recently accepted a BB offer, am from a non-target, and thought I should contribute something here on WSO given the help and advice I have received from others ...

    20 comments - 10 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 11:00am -

  32. What does WSO think of this program?

    Hello everyone, I am currently a junior in overtime at possibly the most retarded non-target state school on the east coast. If anyone cares to look, they will see that I am a vagabond who has already transferred more times than I should have. Im worried ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 11:17am -

  33. Non-Target, 3.91 GPA, Could Not turn Interview into SA Offer, Now Try to Fight for FT, Need your Advices/Help

    Summer recruiting season has closed and I have walked out empty-handed. Having read a couple of threads where they had similar situation, I am encouraged to rebound and strive for the FT opportunity at BB. And I hope to hear more of your advice and helps. ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2014 - 6:52pm -

  34. Got an FT offer, thank you WSO

    Thank you non-target thank you full-time offer ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 3 2014 - 6:27pm -

  35. Firms like Intel Capital?

    Title basically says it. What are some other popular choices/famous companies that have departments like Intel Capital? How competitive are these types of positions? I was talking to a guy at Intel yesterday (although he's more on the accounting side ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  36. Wreck my career "plan"

    I have given this some thought and have some ideas I'd like to share with some of you, and see if there is anything any of you would change. I am not asking a "what are my chances" type of question, as I now there is no way to accurately an ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2012 - 5:59pm -

  37. Thank You WSO- Just got offered a summer internship in S&T

    Just got offered a summer internship in S&T for a MM firm on there fixed income prop desk. To give some background info. I come from a non-target and my gpa is <3.0 I also have a slight disability. Over the past two years I have networked like craz ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 6:57am -

  38. Double Break-In: Thanks WSO!

    All, Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the admins, users and interview guide authors for their commitment and consistent assistance to the WSO community. In 2011, I was thanking the community for the help breaking into investment banking ...

    18 comments - 10 silver bananas - Mar 12 2017 - 10:36pm -

  39. BCG Online Application + Referral- When to expect to hear back

    Applied to BCG online and an employee also forwarded my resume. This was about 4 weeks ago. The online submission mentions 3 to 6 weeks for a response. What has been others' experience in terms of turnaround time after submitting application online w ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2013 - 6:16pm -

  40. Starting to Wonder If I'm Just Not Meant to be a Banker

    So basically, I've been having an absolutely MISERABLE term and at this point, I'm starting to wonder if I'm really cut out for i-banking and if maybe its time to look into other careers. I've tried emailing every single boutique in my ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 11 2010 - 2:09pm -

  41. Is Tufts a Semi-Target?

    Hi guys. I am a high school senior right now and I've been rejected to all of my target/semi-target schools, except a waitlist at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. I may get into Cornell as a guaranteed transfer for sophmore year though. ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  42. One Cold Email to Change Your Life (Result right here)

    For those needing a bit of inspiration: How I passed an internship offer for top 10 strategy consulting to my best friend, who had been looking for a job for 2 years. People involved: SENIOR MD in charge of country's group, who forwarded my email. BE ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 1 2010 - 1:40am -

  43. Non-target MBA, little experience, analyst possibilities?

    Hello banana friends, I have an MBA from a non-target and I've spent 1 year(after graduating) at my family's small consulting business in Bangalore, India. 3.8 GPA, but <700 GMAT. Scholarships, Dean's List, etc. No pre-MBA experience. My ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 24 2012 - 11:39am -

  44. I suck

    So pretty much, I suck. I go to a average state school most people can get into. Is it still possible to make a good salary (good for me is around 150k-200k in overall compensation) if I turn my life around and become among the top at a state school? I ha ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 10:32pm -

  45. Breaking into PWM or ANYTHING from a non-target?

    Hi, I posted in the asset management section, but no one is answering my questions. I'm wondering how hard it is to get into Wealth Management from a non-target school, even if you get advanced certifications like the CFA and things like that? If PWM ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 11:58am -

  46. Consulting Outside of MBB...how hard to get in, how good are exit ops?

    Title basically says it. I'm at a non-target, so MBB is pretty much out unless I get very lucky or score some extreme contacts, so I was wondering how good some of the other firms are (such as Booze, Capgemini, AT Kearney, Deloitte, etc.) and how rea ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2010 - 4:11pm -

  47. Consulting Firms That Are More Non-Target Friendly?

    Hi, I was wondering if there are any (presumably) lower brand name consulting firms that are more open to people from non-targets applying there or hire a larger number of them relative to MBB? Also, would these smaller consulting firms still be good enou ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2010 - 9:55am -

  48. Best majors for non-target(UConn)?

    Hello everyone, I presently attend a Community College and I will be transferring to a non-target soon (University of Connecticut). If I could get some input into what I should major in? I was thinking Finance/Accounting duel major, or maybe something lik ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2012 - 10:47pm -

  49. Colorado University- Boulder, Leeds School of Business.

    I know that it isn't a "target" university but that is where I'm planning on going (previous choice was NYU, but living at NYC is way to expensive as a student and in my situation). I am going as a Freshman this fall now that I have my ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 7 2013 - 3:14pm -

  50. Question for people who went to targets...

    Do you see or hear non-targets when they walk beneath you or try to ask you for change on the street? non-target target ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2011 - 1:03pm -

  51. Non-Target Investment Banking MM SA chances?

    Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non-target and I had a horrible freshman year (a lot of personal problems), which is reflected in my GPA. I'm going to try hard and network my way into a MM IB SA position, but i'd just like to know all of your t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:10pm -

  52. Freshman at a Non-Target

    I'm currently a freshman at a non-target, private school in Buffalo, New York. It is highly respected in this area, however outside of Western New York it has little prestige. I have talked with a couple of Finance and Economics professors here and t ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2011 - 4:49pm -

  53. Which of the following schools are recruited more heavily for IBD?

    Hello everyone! I'm new here and after doing some research, I am wondering which of the following undergrad schools would be better for job prospects (particularly front office positions at BB firms)? I know that they're probably not considered ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2014 - 10:20pm -

  54. MBAs for Smart But not Elite Students?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows about good MBA programs for students that are smart, but don't come from elite backgrounds that might have trouble getting into the M7 schools. For example, I consider myself reasonably smart, but I'm defi ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2010 - 1:40pm -

  55. We Shall Overcome...Non-Target Backed By The Streets?

    The douchey argument that is none other than, non-target vs. target, has caused me to reflect and ultimately become enlightened on the subject. Follow me. Keep in mind that I do not subscribe to any side of this terribly redundant argument. A non-target k ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2010 - 12:54am -

  56. Finance Vs Accounting Degree From Non-Target

    I'm in a bit of a dilemma: ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 10:38pm -

  57. Best Work Experience For Top MBAs Besides I-Banking/Consulting/etc and coming from a non-target?

    Hi, I'm only a sophomore, but I'm trying to brainstorm my plan of attack for getting into a top MBA (realistically, I'm hoping for Yale SOM, Dartmouth Tuck, or Duke Fuqua, but I'm open to any place that will provide i-banking/ ER oppor ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2010 - 5:22am -

  58. Destroy my Resume- Have 1 Day (Non-target sophomore)

    Hey guys, I'm going to a networking event tomorrow and really want to fix up my resume. I've made some serious changes, but I feel like the wordings of a couple of lines are a bit weird. Can anyone offer some advice on the overall resume (format ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2015 - 7:08pm -

  59. Realistically

    . non-target ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2012 - 12:13pm -

  60. AMA: Non-target to target transfer; BB IB & buyside offers

    Hi everyone, this site provided immeasurable help in my journey to break into finance. I realize this post may only apply to a small group of monkeys, but I think I can be most helpful by discussing my transfer process and decision to switch schools at th ...

    11 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 10:00am -

  61. Target school superthread

    An experiment. A few 'superthreads' (10xleverage on PE) have proved extremely informative in the past, so I am going to see if these can be somewhat replicated. The point is to create a "thread to end all threads" about the given topic ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2011 - 5:27am -

  62. VERY non-target: shot in the dark or give up?

    Let me start by asserting that I know very little about investment banking, trading, hedge funds, personal equity, etc. What little I do understand, I find enthralling- specifically working a job with million or billions of dollars on the line. I realize ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2009 - 10:43pm -

  63. Non-target, no summer internship, what do I do with my life?

    So I applied for a 100 IB and F500 internships online and didn't get an answer. Now I know networking is very important for somebody like me who goes to a school ranked in the 160's on U.S. News. Well, it looks like I'm going to get a part- ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2015 - 11:40pm -

  64. I made it-- hope for "super" non-targets

    Hey guys, I've been a lurker on these boards for quite some time, taking advantage of the invaluable information available for college students such as myself. I've "taken" a lot from this community so I figure it's only fair to g ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 3 2011 - 8:23pm -

  65. Destroy this POS

    Hi Guys, I go to a non-target, and realize my resume is pretty bad, but would still like it reviewed and try for a spot in a BB this coming fall. Resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/19569 Thanks! IB M&A Internship non-target Bulge Bracket Review ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2011 - 3:21pm -

  66. Best major for breaking into banking from non-target

    I go to a school that is not a target or a low target for finance (JHU) and I'm wondering what course of action will give me the best chance of getting a position at an IBank (preferably in Sales and Trading). Right now I've accumulated enough c ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 9:34pm -

  67. Thanks WSO- Landed a FO position

    Hey guys just want to thank all of you for the help over the past few months. I finally landed a full-time FO position. I started a few weeks ago and I really couldn't have done it without the people on this site (one in particular). I am on a S& ...

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

  68. Junior Resume- Non Target

    Hey all, Just wanted to ask for some help reviewing my resume. I luckily have secured a internship for this Summer in NYC so that will really help fill out my resume. Also, I was accepted to a special program at my school where you basically do a large te ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2010 - 3:25pm -

  69. Thankyou WSO

    To the WSO Community, After my SA stint at a top bank on the Street, I'm thrilled to say I've accepted a FT offer to start in their IBD after graduation. This site gave me a tremendous amount of guidance and played a significant role in arming m ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2011 - 11:38am -

  70. Advice: Current situation-> Top MBA-> MBB:

    Current analyst 2 years out of undergrad at an F50 (think Boeing, United Technologies, GE) working within it's professional services unit. Getting exposed to consulting and really enjoy being a position that requires the capacity to be client-facing ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 25 2016 - 3:17pm -

  71. My resume. Have at it guys!

    Hi guys, I am a non-target junior with an internship lined up for this summer doing private banking at a BB. However, I am interested in landing a sales & trading internship next year. Any suggestions on how I could tailor my resume better? I really a ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2011 - 4:09pm -

  72. Please Help Me...What Is Wrong With My Resume?

    Goal: 2015 Summer Analyst IBD position at a BB bank preferably in energy. I have tweaked this resume from every angle I can possible think of, so I am asking kindly for the great people of WSO to help. Thank you energy resume finance summer analyst non-ta ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 1:06am -

  73. 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 just asking for " ...

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

  74. Take Your Best Shot At This

    1 page version- http://www.razume.com/documents/21454 2 page version- http://www.razume.com/documents/21455 What's good and what sucks ass on this? I'll drop the MAcc program in a heartbeat if I get a full-time offer or off-cycle internship duri ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 12:00pm -

  75. Trading Resume, Non-Target

    http://www.razume.com/documents/18002 So I've updated it a lot lately. I added high school to help with the weak college I went to. I think this helps with making me not look like I went to some joke college that was too easy to get my high GPA. Also ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 25 2010 - 7:03pm -

  76. Help with ibanking/school

    Hello fellow monkeys, I have a problem. I want to break into a bb but thus far I seem to have missed the criteria. I recently graduated with two bachelor degrees from a non-target, completing both degrees in only 2 years (university is top ranked, first s ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2010 - 9:06pm -

  77. What's more important Computer skills or math? (help me):)

    I'm about to start my sophomore year at a non-target and have been trying to figure out my 4 year plan. Originally I was planning on majoring in a liberal arts major but found out that 1. The main options I get from that are law school (which I don&# ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2010 - 3:20pm -

  78. Is Being a Non-Target Going To Hurt me When Applying to F500s?

    So basically, I'm wondering if working in the corporate finance (NOT AT A BANK) for a F500 company is less competitive than investment banking/consulting. After being rejected by every bulge bracket (in just about all of their divisions) and even loc ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2010 - 5:49pm -

  79. Need Career Advice Badly!

    Hi, So basically, I go to a non-target school and I've messed up my first year pretty badly. I've had to transfer twice (once because I was out of state, and once the economy went to shit, it wasn't worth going OOS since I wanted to be a do ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2009 - 1:10pm -

  80. Sub-3.0 GPA at non-target, Decent internships and strong network. What should I do?

    I'm currently a junior at one of top 10 liberal arts colleges, but which is non-target for banking. Most people end up going into academia or other non-business fields. While there are some successful alumni in banking/consulting, the reach seems to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 12:24pm -

  81. Help for an extreme non-target with an offer

    Ok, so I'm a long-time reader and forum lurker, but I could use some helpful feedback from you guys since I have a decision to make in the next day or two. I'm a graduating senior with a 3.9 GPA, major in business admin, minor in economics (and ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2011 - 11:51am -

  82. Junior That Still Hasn't Found Anything for the Summer, Starting to Get Discouraged

    Hi, ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2011 - 6:03pm -

  83. New Resume, Non-Target Senior

    Hey guys, After a lot of revision, here is the latest version of my resume. I have expanded on my work experience and cut down on poker, even though it is still central. I've gotten a lot of negative feedback on the homecoming thing. I agree, it soun ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2010 - 3:33pm -

  84. Rising Junior Non-Target- Please Destroy It

    . resume non-target ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 3:37pm -

  85. D1 Athlete vs. Non-athlete w/ Banking Experience

    I'm a D1 tennis player at a mid-tier UC and am facing a tough situation.. I've played 2 yrs of college tennis and am currently contemplating whether I should come back for a 3rd year or even complete all 4 years. I am currently working at a bout ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2010 - 5:23pm -

  86. Backup Plans For a Person From Non-Target

    So I go to a non-target and while I'm interested in consulting, banking and all that other high-finance stuff, I fully understand that it's competitive to get in from targets, and from a non-target, there's virtually no chance whatsoever, s ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2009 - 8:53pm -

  87. Just Want to Say Thanks.

    What's going on everyone? First of all, I've been browsing this site for about a year now and it's helped me a lot. I'm graduating from a "non-target" school and major in History and have a overall 2.9 GPA. I figured there wa ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 3:57am -

  88. Broncos, Skip's theme song!...... Haters gonna hate, this is the funniest thing I have seen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK9FKMG3Nc I love skip soooooo much, he is soo funny:D as Skip said haters gonna hate. Investment Banking football non-target Tim Tebow Broncos ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2012 - 1:56pm -

  89. 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 - 5 silver bananas - Nov 13 2015 - 11:51pm -

  90. Resume (MIT/Columbia non-target grad)

    http://www.razume.com/documents/18433 I come from an entrepreneurial and academic background, but I've recently become interested in finance thanks to some friends who introduced me to the topic over winter break. Unfortunately, after looking at entr ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 16 2011 - 12:29pm -

  91. Are All Non-Targets Created Equal?

    If a school is ranked in the top 25-50 range of business school rankings, but is not a target school, does that give you a leg up against other non-targets, or do IB / ER / PE / HF recruiters typically draw fine lines between targets and non-targets? Kind ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2012 - 10:15pm -

  92. What should i do? I am pathetic

    Hi guys, I am pathetic. I know I shouldn't be so negative about myself but compared to everyone on this forum, i am a peon. I graduated in 07 from a state school. I don't have any banking internship experience, but I did have some marketing inte ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2009 - 11:45am -

  93. Value of Ivy Job Postings

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2012 - 11:14am -

  94. non-target need advice

    I am a Junior at Fordham. I have a 3.9 with a major in economics, minor in business. I am struggling to get in touch with alumni and my attempts to secure a finance internship this summer have been futile so far. I had one interview with JP Morgan for ris ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2012 - 12:19pm -

  95. Why is DCM/ECM not as good?

    I'm kind of curious as to why people dislike DCM and ECM groups so much on these boards. Are the exit opps not as good/are the groups just overall not as impressive as Goldman TMT or something? Maybe my perception is wrong, but I'm basing this o ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 29 2010 - 12:15pm -

  96. The long road to ER from a non-target

    I have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into ER. I was never a great student and actually barely graduated high school while focusing on sports way too m ...

    7 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 4:15pm -

  97. How To Get In If You Don't Go To A Target School?

    Hi, If you go to a absolute non-target, how does one get into management consulting? I'm going to get an accounting degree so that I can learn more about business as a whole (and since, to be honest, it's probably the only useful business degree ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2009 - 5:22pm -

  98. Junior w/ BB Experience- Semi-Target Finance Major

    I would appreciate any and all critiques/advice on my resume! I am currently a Junior at a large state school semi-target and interned with a BB this past summer for their Sales team. My goal is to land a Summer Analyst position in IBD. What do you think ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2012 - 10:59pm -

  99. UCI business economics vs. UCSB econ/accounting

    Hello everyone. I'm a sophmore at a California CC getting ready to transfer. I'm very interested in entering investment banking upon graduating. I will be applying to UCB, UCLA, USC, and Pomona College as far as in state schools. I can also TAG ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2016 - 3:24pm -

  100. Would you take this offer?

    Non-target Junior here. Not many people get into the industry from my school. Yes I have the offer as a junior. If I accept, i'll intern over the summer (my 4th internship with them) and go back after I grad. The offer...-5-6B AUM multi-strategy USA ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2012 - 4:13am -

  101. Top VC Firm?

    Hello all! I am a freshman at a non-target in the Midwest (if you didnt know) and I am really interested in VC work, I want to make that my future, I understand though that typically you need to have been through IBD TMT and I am also willing to do that. ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2011 - 11:15am -

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