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  2. Non-Target Advice/ Success Stories

    Just wanted to create this thread where everyone can share their advice or own personal stories as to how they broke into IBD out of University. Would love to hear how you guys hustled to get where you are today. Background I have just finished my first y ...

    119 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 30 2018 - 1:45pm -

  3. I'm Trying to get into Prop-Trading From a Non-Target School

    Warning Long Post Ahead Hello WallStreetOasis, I am a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelors of science in mathematical finance 3.4 GPA trying to get into prop trading even though I am aware that all odds are against me. This is my first p ...

    45 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 9 2018 - 2:51am -

  4. Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/29/14 and ranks #36 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. I've been reading WSO for a whil ...

    53 comments - 24 silver bananas - Jan 2 2015 - 1:26pm -

  5. Non-target to BB M&A- Thank you!

    I've been debating whether or not to post this but decided to go ahead with it as I know these sort of posts always spurred me during my darker days! Will just be sharing my story and path from how I went from a pretty poor state school to a non-targ ...

    22 comments - 11 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 2:00pm -

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    Deleted non target school ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2013 - 6:59pm -

  7. GA Tech Transfer

    I attend a relatively unknown school in GA and was considering transferring to GA Tech. My reasoning for transferring is because they can open more doors for me there. I was wondering. it considered a target? I reviewed several articles on this site and c ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 11:53am -

  8. Advice on getting into a target b-school for IB?

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

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 11:43pm -

  9. Indiana or Tulane for undergrad

    So I messed around too much during first two years of HS and my GPA isn't too great. (Test scores are OK though). I have two options: Indiana (Direct Admit to Kelley)- no $, will have to pay ~35k/year out of state not including living expenses. Tulan ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2015 - 8:30pm -

  10. Post 9/11 GI Bill, NYC, and picking a school

    Hello Everyone, I'm currently a 23 year old veteran attending Pace University. I'm currently paying for school using my GI bill and have around 3 years until I obtain my undergraduate degree. I'm interested in getting into IB and after look ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 9:18am -

  11. Help me fix my resume

    Hey, guys! Long time WSO lurker, but first time poster. I need help with my resume and need all the help I can get. I'm from a non-target school, but have some finance experience and also a serious interest in finance. I've had some internships ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2012 - 2:11am -

  12. Double Major at Ohio non target

    Hi all, Although this is my first post, I have been lurking for a while. I have done my due diligence, and can't seem to find anything that answers my needs. I am a second year at a non target school in THE state of Ohio. I am majoring in Finance wit ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2015 - 11:24pm -

  13. Transfer from CMU for IB as Freshman

    I'd be very thankful if anyone could shed some light on the transfer process to the super competitive target schools. I'd want to be around more individuals interested in IB /finance in general. Where would be worth transferring to-- HYPW etc? C ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 3 2019 - 10:33pm -

  14. Moving from academia to the real world

    I am currently enrolled at a non-target school in the southeast as a master of science in finance candidate. Through undergrad, and even now, my work ethic has been impeccable. I have earned several merit based scholarships for both finance and real estat ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 2 2019 - 5:28am -

  15. Advice for non-target school liberal arts major.

    Hello good morning and good night from wherever you are, I am seeking some advice. I am an incoming history major at Pepperdine University, how do I find an investment banking or finace internship with a relatively easy major from a non-target school. Eve ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2019 - 11:42am -

  16. Looking for FT Recruiting Advice

    Looking for advice on the upcoming FT recruiting for IBD of BB / MM /boutiques, especially as to how I can make myself stand out. Currently am going to be a senior at a non-target school with an alright GPA (3.44 ish) because of a lack of focus freshman y ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2014 - 11:32am -

  17. What would be the best path for me?

    I've really been considering trying to pursue a high end finance job for a few months now, I've always had an interest in the markets, trading and what not. Ever since I can remember I'd always enjoyed listening to the Business Network when ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2015 - 9:03pm -

  18. Trans Atlantic question!

    Im studying finance in Strathclyde Business School. I did some researches and seems that the financial jobs out within the UK is kind of limited (very scarce) for foreign students (I am one of them). I would like to ask if a post grad study in the USA can ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2015 - 7:54pm -

  19. Best Belgian University for IB M&A

    I'm currently in my final year of high school in Belgium and got terrible grades last year (69% overall when I would usually get +90% for economics). So I won't be going to a real target-university in the UK or USA. Does anyone have information ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 5:36pm -

  20. What to on non-target college to get a job in IB or Big4

    Hello there, currently I am entering college and for the whole summer I was thinking, what specifically I want to do after graduating. I have few question about how to craft my college experience so have the maximum out if towards my dream goals. Goals (n ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2014 - 6:49am -