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+19AMA: Investment Banking Intern Season


It's that time of the year again... Intern Season <h4>My background</h4> Graduated from a semi-target. Networked my way into banking and was lucky enough to secure an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship my sophomore year. Returned for...

+11What Are Your Vices?


It seems like all my life I have had vices. In high school, it was video games. College, drinking and weed. Now it is caffeine and sports betting. At this point I feel it is inevitable to have a few things that I can't do without, and I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing. All of...

+6Get ready... 2021 SA is starting soon


Credit Suisse just listed an info session in September on my university's career portal for their summer 2021 internship opportunities. Seems like banks are going to continue to push recruiting ahead.

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0Career outlook post-T15 MBA (RE+PE Concentrations)


The topic of transitioning over to an opportunity fund has been discussed in various forms throughout <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> but my question is more less in regards to the "ideal" <abbr title="Masters in Business...

+47Weirdest thing you have seen a Co- Worker obsessed with?


I knew this guy who was obsessed with Taylor Swift. He had 2 premium memberships to her fan club, always gets front row tickets, and I'm pretty sure he has the most Taylor stuff I have ever seen. Got any co-workers who are obsessed with something that's just weird or is their...

+1Cap Rates on Value Add vs. Core


Looking for some clarity/thoughts on differences in going-in cap rates between value-add and core deals (or anything in between). My initial thinking is this: For a core product, a lower cap rate is justified given higher quality asset, stabilized cash flows, less risk etc. On the value-add...

+2URGENT: Am I Too late for SA 2020?!


Hey guys, I am a returning junior at non-target. I took a leave of absence for two years to serve in the military. I just got discharged in May and began looking for summer 2020 internships. I found out that they are already almost done with recruiting. I see some applications listed on...

+7JP Morgan 2020 SA


Does anyone know when apps open for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan 2020 SA?

+3Midlevel Comp - Market Check


Hi all, On a throwaway for obvious reasons. Would like to get a sense from others in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> area if I'm being underpaid or not given tenor, fund size, and responsibilities to get a sense for market Experience - 5 years total (2...

0Jefferies Associate Lateral Interview


final interview with 2 MDs coming up. already passed two phone calls with 2 VPs and a modeling test. Any tips? Current experience is at a valuation shop, not <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>

+5Help Deciding Between Real Estate Textbooks


I've decided I want to pick up a textbook to read and develop a strong fundamental understanding of Real Estate finance and the Real Estate market in general. I'm trying to decide between "Linneman Associates: Real Estate Finance and Investments 5th edition" ($150) and...

0addicted to kpop group (HELP!!!)

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All, I recently came across a kpop song on YouTube and listened to it. The song was extremely catchy, so I went to the group's Spotify page and listened to some of their other hits, and before I knew it, I was addicted. It also doesn't help that the singers are extremely attractive,...

+2URGENT: Am I Too late for SA 2020?


Hey guys, I am a returning junior at non-target. I took a leave of absence for two years to serve in the military. I just got discharged in May and began looking for summer 2020 internships. I found out that they are already almost done with recruiting. I see some applications listed on...

+11What Are Your Vices?


It seems like all my life I have had vices. In high school, it was video games. College, drinking and weed. Now it is caffeine and sports betting. At this point I feel it is inevitable to have a few things that I can't do without, and I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing. All of...

+19Has anyone here been unemployed for 3+ months?


I'm literally going crazy sitting at home -- got let go a few months ago. I have had at least 6-7 in person interviews (with decent companies) -- and at least double that in phone screens but have gotten no return offers. Has anyone been here before? Am I terrible at interviewing or...

+2Internship help from community college


Is there any worthwhile internships for someone in community college or should I wait until transfer ?

+42What Daily Habits Do You Have That Have Improved Your Life The Most?


I've found that having a routine and doing certain things have made me much happier and more productive at work. It could be anything, for example things I do that I think would benefit everyone are: read, work out, listen to podcasts instead of music and journal. I'm trying to...

+1Exactly how do you go about the initial application processes for SA positions?


Hi, I'm new to the community, so please excuse me for my general ignorance- I decided a bit late that I'd like to go into finance, hopefully work at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> for a couple...

+19AMA: Investment Banking Intern Season


It's that time of the year again... Intern Season <h4>My background</h4> Graduated from a semi-target. Networked my way into banking and was lucky enough to secure an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship my sophomore year. Returned for...

+48My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting Firms


This is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks...

+1Which B-School should I apply to this year??


Do you have any recommendations on which schools I could aim for? Yale rejected me this year R3 (waiting for feedback). Some profile info: 1) 4 years in family engineering firm as internal consultant. Medium sized, a bit below 200 ppl 2) Started new [email protected] big tech consulting firm in unique...

+2Lazard NYC M&A/RX - Protected Saturdays?


Just wondering - does Lazard <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> have protected saturdays like a lot of the BBs? Thanks for any help.

+2Citi 2020 Sophomore Leadership Program


Hi everyone, didn't see a thread for 2020 Citi Sophomore Leadership Program, so thought I would start one. Anyone have any updates? I just applied at the beginning of this week, so didn't know if there were any people who applied earlier and heard back yet. Thanks!

+45What was your first big break?


My first big break was back in freshman year, I managed to cold call the head of investment banking at X bank. Managed to impress him enough to say he would help in pushing my resume for an interview for that year's internship. But never got the internship nor interview for the summers...

0LinkedIn Strategy & Analytics - Ask Me Anything


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0Should junior undergra go to DealMaven/IBI/WallStreetPrep/TTS? If so which one is better?


Hi, guys I'm going to be a junior this fall, and now studing in a nontarget school, major in Business analytst trying to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, also looking for an internship during winter 2020. I want to strat prepare now since I...

+1Systematic Due Diligence Approaches


Does any have systematic due diligence approaches to <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> deals? Want to create my own standardized style but am curious to hear about others.

+1How long can I stay in CorpStrat, and when does it make sense to move in an operational or P&L role?


Hi Everyone, Little bit of background: I did my undergrad in math/stats, then did my masters at a top target. I did two years of internships during, of which 2 at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> in <abbr title="investment...

+2growth capital & VC - valuation, research, and resources?


Hey all, I just landed a venture partner role at a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> + growth capital firm. How do you guys go about researching and investigating industries efficiently? What public (or private) sources do you find most helpful? I don't...

0Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) Anyone ever see companies use SAFE agreements when making investments?


I was speaking with the SVP of CorpDev and he mentioned that he was finding a bunch of smaller more tactical targets that would be an interesting add on to our company, but were not meaningful in terms of revenue. Our company is PE-owned, so they largely take care of the bigger acquisitions....

+2Struggling to provide a 'valid' reference

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I've received a verbal offer a week ago from a tech startup. I'm now in the reference check stage. HR initially asked me for two references, but has then been constantly following-up with me and has asked me for a total of five references. The problem that they're facing is...

+65Income Inequality, Is It Unavoidable


Income inequality, a topic that gets discussed a lot here. I've been reading up on it, namely books and a lot of articles. Would like to hear other's thoughts on it. My main thought is, would it be unavoidable? I feel there are two classes of people with money. Basically,...

+6Active Adult Apartments - Thoughts?


From what I have seen these projects are pretty much just age restricted (55+) apartments with weekly events, continental style breakfast (similar to hotel), and concierge service. The rents some of these properties receive blows my mind. I have seen some of these apartments get 30-40% rent...

+6Get ready... 2021 SA is starting soon


Credit Suisse just listed an info session in September on my university's career portal for their summer 2021 internship opportunities. Seems like banks are going to continue to push recruiting ahead.

+10KKR 2020 Analyst program


It seems <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr> is starting an analyst program again starting full time in 2020. Does anyone have some info on what the program is like? Is it industry specific or generalist, career progress after (2 and out vs direct...

+1Backup Plan?


As a student at a non-target, the idea of not being able to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> after college has certainly crossed my mind. Despite my high GPA and (I believe) above average networking skills, it's just a fact that the odds are not...

+16I'll help you with your CV (Top IB VP)


Hi guys, after being a a silent reader for a while, I decided to join the forum finally. I have followed this website for about a decade starting from university. Meanwhile, I have become a VP (hopefully on my way to MD) for a major <abbr title="investment...

+1Is it stupid to leave GS ibanking for GS asset management?


Is it stupid to leave <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> ibanking for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> asset management? Pros and Cons for the switch and anyone who has done that, thank you

+7PE Offer Rescinded 2 months before my start date


Just heard from the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop that I was headed to that my offer is rescinded because the fund could not raise its latest fund (their fund V) was raised in 2011 or 2012). I did go through the contract but guess there's no recourse on...

+5Low GPA, but have experience in the field. What do I do?


Hey everyone, I'm currently a rising junior at a non-target working an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship this summer. Leading to this year I was a horrible student, drifting on...



For summer 2020. I've networked with a lot of P&U/Industrial bankers at <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> and they've been extremely enjoyable to talk to but the team at UBS has been nice too. Given the recent deals <abbr title="Royal...

+6WSO Logo Animation - We Need Help

Fellow WSO Primates - we're looking to get a new logo animation for all the video content we put out (webinars, courses, etc). So far, haven't been too crazy about the drafts that have come over. Are you a good animator or do you know someone that is awesome at this stuff? Below...

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+64Unemployed and living in parents' basement, losing hope


Graduated in December, moved back to my parents' because I'm a worthless human being. Have applied to ~500 jobs, have had 10 phone interviews, 1 in-person interview. Have contacted ~80 alumni, barely any responses. Day after day, its the same fucking thing. Sending my...

+1CDPQ? Any thoughts on the place?


I'm going to go for an interview as an investment analyst at CDPQ but I have no idea about the place at all. Would really appreciate if anyone has any thoughts on CDPQ.

+1Underwriting Reserves MF


What goes into calculating how many reserves/unit for multi family deals? I've seen past underwriting at 275 to 350 a unit so what makes it fluctuate? Thanks!

+1CV Critique


hey all, I'll critique your CV & Linkedin, and you critique mine. I'll have to defer Linkedin critique to DM, but here's my sanitized CV below. My career has a bit of challenge/randomness to it. Being a non-Chinese working in Asia means that I find myself broadly...

+19AMA: Fundraising for Private Equity, Cap Intro & Investor Relations Career Paths


Guys, Below is an AMA podcast + some key takeaways on fundraising for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and <abbr title="hedge funds">HFs</abbr>. I was in-house IR at a couple <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

0Told them they were my first choice


I'm going to be working at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> this summer in <abbr title="investment...

+2Rounding my GPA by <0.1


Hi, I'm a rising college junior (target school) starting to apply for internships for next summer. Currently interning at a medium sized bank, but interested in an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship at a <abbr title="bulge...

+4CS analyst gets half a million


Any true? Heard from inside source. Apparently he negotiated well..I highly doubt it though. Would love someone to confirm this.

+12Best Seamless Dinners - Midtown


Crowdsourcing the best dinner orders in the midtown / Grand Central area. I'll start: Italian - Notaro, Aperitivo Indian - Dhaba, Darbar Burgers - Bareburger

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+3Lazard SA 2020 Megathread


Anyone have any idea of the recruiting process/timeline for <abbr title="Lazard">Laz</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> 2020, first rounds, superdays, offers etcs

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+6Modelling Gurus, please share your wisdom...

The Real John Smith

Hi all, New monkey here - I've been getting a lot of valuable advice from the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community and I hope I can build my career further and give back one day. Thank you Patrick! I have a quick question on 3 financial statement...

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+7RBCCM Perks


Can someone please speak to the employee initiatives at RBCCM? Does the firm have a protected Saturday or pencils down policy? Also, does the firm give food allowances for dinner/Ubers after a certain time? Do any of these policies apply to interns? Any more info would be appreciated.

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+6Retail IS/Acquisitions: What should you know?


Monkeys, I have been told that retail "is its own beast" by a few family friends who work in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>. Assuming this is true - 1) Are there any materials, links, references, tips, war stories, etc.... that could make...

+11MBB -> PE Offer: AMA


There's a ton of content on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> dedicated to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting for bankers, but less for consultants. I'd like to change that. Especially with headhunters starting to...

+51Took an Associate job at a tiny firm, how screwed am I?


I just graduated from a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program in May. I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span>...

+2Slippery by Liam Carroll?


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+32Is Western Civilization in decline?

pablo escobartard

Just wanted to start a conversation as it's something I ponder almost every day and I'm sure many of you have valuable perspectives

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+28AMA: Head of Macro Strategy at Hedge Fund Taking Questions


<h4>My Background </h4> <li>10+ years of rigorous research experience </li> <li> 5+ years of trading </li> <li> Graduated with a BA in Economics from a target school. <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> ...

+27What Field Are You And in What Broad Region?


The reason I ask this is because some areas are harder to find jobs in and I found a job in an area that does not have too much. **I currently work in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> in the LA area.** NOBODY has to get specific if they are uncomfortable. If...

0GPA cut off


hi guys, I was wondering how strict the GPA cut offs are for the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, specifically <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>. I have a strong connection in <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...

+1Principal vs MD at Centerview?


Exactly what the title says. What is the difference between a principal and a managing director at Centerview?

+1Financial engineering master degree


Hello, Currently doing an undergrad program in law, and would like to complete change my direction to finance. the idea studying law seemed cool to me 4years ago but now I just don’t want to and can’t do this anymore Seriously thinking about pursuing a financial engineering master...

+22AMA - research analyst at credit hedge fund


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> was a great source for me at the beginning of my career. Figured it is time to give back. <h4>My Background:</h4> * Graduated from a non-target school with a 3.5 GPA * Spent 3 years at a <abbr...

+1Investment Banking Career Path


Hello, This is my first time starting a discussion here so I apologize for any apparent lack of knowledge/sophistication. I am looking to gain some insight from those who more more than myself. I am currently writing this after finishing my first year at USC (University of Southern...

+24Recruiting Tips for Summer Analyst Prospects


So our (regional BB) office just wrapped up recruiting for Summer 2020 Analysts, and I thought to provide some stream-of-consciousness feedback on what candidates did right, and what they did not do right. ###Candidates we hired exhibited the following traits: 1. Acting normal, humble,...

+2Moelis 2020 SA


Megathread discussion for Moelis 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>. Anyone know about the Moelis networking event in June? What actually happens at that event?

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+2UVA McIntire MS Commerce or Duke Fuqua MMS


Hello all. I've been accepted to both UVA's MS Commerce (Marketing & Management Track) and Duke's Master of Management Studies. I'm having a bit of trouble deciding which program is the best choice. Both schools have incredible faculty, alumni networks, as well as job...

+6So what are my options if I can't even find a temp job?


Can't even land a temp job, let a lone a full-time position. What are my options? Leaning towards live-streaming my own suicide to bring awareness to how much of a scam the university system is. Anything else?

+942018 /2019 Bonus Discussion


That time of year again. Banks have finished their fiscal year and should be close to payout time (BMO / <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> / others?) Thought might be good to start a thread to see where comp is shaking out. I realize <abbr...

+1Fordham University (Rosehill or Linoln)


I heard front office jobs from bulge brackets are more targeted toward Gabelli School of Business at lincoln (not rosehill), is it true? If there are any fordham students or graduates please leave some comments below, thank you!

+1Leveraging Commercial Banking Internship for FT IB?


Hi guys, Tried to find a similar thread but haven't found too much on <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting options after an internship in commercial banking. Long story short, I'm interning for a <abbr title="bulge...

+46A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too


<h3>Background: </h3> 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 went to Law School...

+1The best undergrad business schools to get a career in high finance (IB/PE/IM/HF)


Thoughts on the list for the top 15 finance schools? Personally think Notre Dame deserves to be way higher and Georgetown is a bit on the lower end, but everything else looks good for the most part. Besides the ivies and top LAC’s, are these the best colleges to get a career in high finance?...

+1Sales & Trading to Investment Banking?


I'm currently a summer intern for a Canadian bank's trading desk, and I am considering applying for an investment banking internship the following summer. Wondering if anyone has made this transition and has any tips or recommendations for someone in this position?

0PE interview in-house commercial case study - best approach


Hi Everyone, I wanted to get some advice on how to best approach the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in-house commercial case study, which you get mid/late stage in the interview process. The format I have been through, and am preparing myself for, is the one hour...

+4MSF schools BC MSF/Villanova MSF/UVA Ms in commerce(finance track)/WUSTL MSF (WAM)


Hi everyone. I am a senior at a top 35 liberal arts college, international student, majoring in Statistics. Had an internship experience at a hedge fund in Hong Kong. I am targeting my career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/Asset Management ideally. Planning...

+10Go-to sunglasses this summer?


Curious what you're wearing to protect your eyeballs this summer, looking for a new pair. Thinking about rocking [these]( for the clubs

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+1Help for Private / Structured Credit Interview


Hi guys, have an upcoming interview with a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> private / structured credit fund that originates and invests in a wide range of credit securities - senior secured, asset-backed, mezz/pref, NPL pools, "specialty loans," etc. A...

0Illiquid / Structured Credit Interview


Hi All I have an interview coming up with a special situations / structured finance trading team. The team is active across - Specialty finance (receivables, equipment leases), special sits (bridge loans, acquisition finance), infra/project finance and distressed debt. Does anyone have...

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+10Leaving Equity Research


Hi all. Wanted to get some views from ppl in the business on career path-ing. Bit about me, I was an accountant, went to a shitty grad school, lucked out by breaking into <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (lower tier) <abbr title="equity...

+2Career advice breaking into ER post grad


I am currently an incoming senior at a target school majoring in economics doing an internship at a bulge bracket in their wealth management division. During this internship I’ve come to the realization that wealth management isn’t what I thought it would be and it isn’t exactly for me as...

+3Career Advice: Family Office (RE Developer) --> MBA --> REPE


I’ve been lurking for years and have tried to consume as much knowledge and advice as possible. And after reading the info on Post-MBA associates trying to break into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in general, it definitely sounds like a long shot. But even with...

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