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+130F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...150
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+38Buyside dating tacticsAfter working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> for a while I am thinking of applying my skills learnt on the buyside and transferring them to the dating scene. <h4>Step 1</h4> Find the good opportunities. Search through Instagram, Facebook and other...22
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+25Checking in 6 years later [IB to MBB transition]Hi guys, Feinstein here. Short story is, a bit over six years ago, I [posted on this forum regarding a career decision on whether to stay in IB or go to MBB](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/please-talk-me-out-of-this-2nd-year-bb-associate). I ended up going to MBB. It’s been six years,...40
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+20Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...29
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+14Thank You WSO! Accepted internship at Regional Boutique I discovered <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about 4 months ago when I began to search for a summer internship. I knew I had missed the recruiting season for traditional investment banks/<abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr>...9
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+14Overnight 23-year old BTC Millionaire? Life Choices I am 23 and work in commercial real estate finance at a big bank in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (9-6ish job), and have been an avid poker player (gave me some $$). I put all of my poker money ($120kish) into bitcoin at around $2.5k/3k per coin and sold at around...44
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+11From No-Name College to Buy-Side Out of UndergradHello all, Long time lurker and first time poster. I just wanted to share how much <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has helped me. <h4>4 Years ago </h4> I was a no-name at a no-name university and had nearly failed out of High-school. I decided...21
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+10AMA - Commercial Banking Credit Risk SVP in Southeast USAHowdy all, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to post and say hi. About Me: - I'm a 10 year commercial banking veteran that got started in 2008-2009 going through a super-regional's <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development...44
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+10RESCINDED FT Analyst OfferI recently received an offer from a bank for a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Analyst role, I accepted the offer both verbally over the phone and via email. A few days after accepting the offer (before progressing to sign the contract), I was called in for a...89
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+9Why doesn't everyone invest in index funds? Can someone explain to me why every non finance professional doesn't just invest in low cost index funds? how can you beat the market when there are institutional/hedge fund investors that have more info about companies than you've ever dreamed about? The S&P has beat the...83
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+9Traders screwed?!?I'm often concerned about my peers in the Sales & Trading career track. While many of them seem to think they will be the next big <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> PM and such (and I am certain that a few of them will be) I have a hunch that the vast majority of...52
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+8AMA: Crypto Hedge Fund TraderHello, I currently work as a trader at a crypto focused hedge fund. Our primary function is that of a market neutral liquidity provider and we work with our clients to transact in concentrated positions of illiquid, thinly traded coins. Prior to this role, I was a trader at Goldman in...39
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+8WSO Silver Banana Trophy By now nearly everyone who filled out the form with their address should have received it (a few international shipments still may be on the way). <h4>Do you qualify for a trophy but never received a message from me?</h4> If you have 1,000+ banana points but missed the message...20
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+8Pitch Your Deals!Hey <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Monkeys... I know that not only are there numerous buy-side <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> guys but there are a few brokers out there. I'd love to start a forum where brokers...14
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...49
+6What makes someone a POOR Summer AnalystWe've seen and had a countless number of threads on what makes someone a GOOD Summer Analyst. What makes someone a POOR or BAD Summer Analyst though? (Apart from making repetitive mistakes in his/her work) To those who are already in the industry, do you have any stories? What kind of...46
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+6How do your roommates/apartment-mates contribute to your social life? I asked this because I'm a senior in college, moving to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this summer and curious about what adult life is like with regards to roommates. my dilemma: I’m deciding to live between two friends from college, let's call them A...21
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+6Re: Moelis Staffer email. Why Bankers Lives Suck And What To Do About ItInvestment banking is hardly known for its cushy lifestyle, but every now and then we’re reminded of just how bad it can be. Earlier this week a buddy forwarded me this email message from a staffer at Moelis. I don’t know whether it’s legit or not (I’m told it is), but irrespective...1
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+5DB NYC vs Guggenheim NYC vs RBC NYC (M&A) vs TPH (PWP) Houston for 2019 SA -> FTCurrently hold offers for all except one listed above. Need to make a decision by the day after the superday of the bank I do not have an offer yet from. More about the situation and what I know: **DB NYC**: No idea what the hell is going on with this place. Some tell me it's a low-tier...48
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+5Most ridiculous or inappropriate fashion attire you've seen at work among SAWhat was he or she wearing? Did anyone mention it to them? What happened? Any funny stories? Just curious 39
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+5How do you deal with "bad" associate? 8 month into my once-dream <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job, I definitely have more to love than hate - but I am hitting an issue of how to handle the "bad associate" situation, and I wonder...38
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+52018 Stanley Cup Predictions ThreadPlace for hot takes, predictions and shit-talking pertinent to the 2018 Stanley Cup. Figured I'd throw my bracket in here as well <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/screen_shot_2018-04-15_at_8.15.45_pm.png?itok=jKQ_Z76E" alt="" />29
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...4
+4Deutsche Bank 2018 --- Top groups, Exit opps, Pay (Bonus)?How is Deutsche Bank's investment banking division in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> looking in 2018 and onwards? Specifically looking for data on <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> -> <abbr title="full...48
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+4Poker as Side Hustledo you know people or have friends who have full time jobs and play poker as a side hustle? have they seen success in this? do any of you guys personally do it? 46
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+4Free time Hello, I'll keep it simple, when bankers have free time, what do you generally do? I've been curious because it seems everyone is always busy and has no other life outside of work.39
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+4Best Industry's to CoverTitle of the thread explains the question. Which industries are regarded as the best to cover? Which are hot right now? Which look to be best for a long-term career (20y+ horizon)?36
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+4Can you survive on Wall Street by being mediocre?A lot of people are plainly just "average". They do what they are told to do and go about their day. Can someone who is considered a "average Joe" survive on wall street in the long term?35
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+4Am I crazy to choose Brown over Wharton?Hi all, Considering I want to go to Wall Street, I know Wharton is the logical choice. Can someone tell me how big of a mistake I would be making by going to Brown instead? **The reasons for this choice would be** * The Wharton culture really turns me off. I like pre-professional to...35
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+4What is your go to drink when meeting clients for dinner? I need a solid new go to drink when I am taking clients or partners out to dinner. What is your go to?25
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+4What is Canada comp like?Hey everyone I just have a quick question about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in Canada. What are the <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> like at the big Canadian <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops...17
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+4Real Estate Private Equity Acquisitions vs. MM Investment Banking What's up <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Long time lurker here, but I've recently been put in a pretty conflicting position and wanted some advice or reassurance to talk me off the ledge. Basically, I've always wanted to work in Real Estate...13
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+4Will my FT offer be rescinded? I transferred after my sophomore year to a semi-target and I am wondering if it is possible that the bank will rescind my offer because I did not list the school that I transferred from on my resume. To be clear, I am not trying to hide this from the bank (it's on my linkedin profile) and...10
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+5Growing up a Technologist on WSOIt's a pretty harsh realization discovering <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and coming to terms with if you haven't been playing college admissions game since you were in 7th grade, you're pretty far behind if you want to play "The Path"....9
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+4Sell Side Trading vs Buy Side ExecutionHey all, I'm having a hard time choosing between two offers. Offer A is trading on the sell-side at an up-and-coming foreign bank, where I will be trading different index, dividend, and merger arb strategies. The people on the desk are really smart and I genuinely like them. The firm...9
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+4Excel Print Setup TipsSetting up perfect printing for my models has always been a challenge to me. There are several elements of a perfect setup: 1. Consistent footer and header across every sheet 2. Consistent scale across every sheet 3. Pages aren't being cut off at awkward spots (adjusting manually would...2
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+3Biggest Decision of My Life: Undergrad B-School Hello Wall Street Oasis Community, As a senior in highschool, I have one of the biggest life decisions ahead of me: where to attend college. As a preface i'm a pretty motivated student as I have engaged in equity research and co-foundend a <abbr title="venture...36
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+3iBanking from Non-Target - Give it to me straightI will keep this short and concise. I am a Junior at a non-target. Our accounting program has consistently been ranked top-10 in the country. I have landed a big 4 internship spring of 2019 (last semester before undergrad completion) with KPMG Deal Advisory in <abbr title="New York...27
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+3Opportunity Zones in New Tax LegislationIs anyone out there looking at the new tax law's Opportunity Zones? How do you think the regs will shake out, and in what time frame? What's your take on how much interest they will generate? Is the deferral of cap gains sufficient to attract investors?25
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+3When to ResignI am going to be resigning from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> position to join a different <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I will be getting the offer letter...20
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+3If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why?If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why? I would be the NYSE FANG+ Index (obviously)20
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+3Moelis SF (tech) info + exit ops?Haven't heard much about this group recently. They made the move from menlo to SF and added more people. Also advised on the recent broadcom hostile takeover. Does anyone have info about this group and about the exit ops?12
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+3What College Major ??Hey everyone, I was watching a video on YouTube yesterday and 2 investment bankers who worked at SunTrust were walking through what investment banking is, work politics, what college you should go to, and what major choose to. What I was confused about was that both of these investment...12
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+3WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...11
+3As an intern, are you allowed to wear 'deal sleds' or loafers?Would love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed?11
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+3Moving from Small Private Client Investment Sales firm to Larger Shop (CBRE, HFF, JLL, Cushman)First, thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post and any advice given. I am about 30, live in a SoCal Metro City, and have focused on selling Multifamily investment properties since 2014. When I was younger I was not a great student and made poor choices and ultimately never...10
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+3Associate vs Analyst Work BattleHow is work divided between associate vs analyst at your bank? What is the norm? Do your associates make slides or do models or do they only open pdfs and mark them up? At my group, some associates will help out analysts in excel/ppt when busy but others will refuse to do so entirely....9
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+4[Moelis Update] Moelis Reminds Staff To Treat Young Bankers WellI thought I'd share an article posted on Bloomberg about this Moelis fiasco. WSO is mentioned in the second paragraph. I was waiting for Raich to do a little damage control. "Raich, 51, addressed managing directors after industry forum Wall Street Oasis posted parts of an email that...8
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+3J.P. Morgan Freshman Experience 2018Hey everyone Im new to this community. Im a freshman at university and I'm very interested in <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>, <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I study...7
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+5The most dangerous question in the world - "Why?"For if you ask it enough times (towards any "fact"), repeatedly and relentlessly (dozens of times if necessary), the conclusion you arrive at is often (almost always) dark and controversial. Yet almost always, it is the absolute truth. Never let bullshit and "political...6
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+3Advice for UGI've been lurking on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a while now and I understand I can go through and read a lot about tips for undergraduates, but I was wondering when is best for me to start reaching out to alumni looking for internships and what not?...6
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+3IB SA --> PE FT ProcessWill be working in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team of an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and would like to know what the process looks like for going from <abbr title="investment...6
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+3Best Industry Specific News SourcesThink this could be a very valuable thread.... what news sources are must reads for your specific industry (if you have one) or for your product? For Healthcare- FiercePharma HealthcareFinanceNews Axios Vitals MorningConsult Healthcare6
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+3Deck Template - Box titles vs line titles?Some firms' deck templates have box titles (title in a box) while others have line titles (title on a line). I personally think line titles are more elegant but box titles are more practical. The inconvenience of having line titles is that you can't have a placeholder in the master...6
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+3Business School Type Real Estate Case StudiesAnyone know a good source for free real estate case studies? Another poster posted the following one on 666 Fifth Ave, which I found very interesting: http://www.cacq.com/images/site_images/666%20Fifth%20Ave_Case%20Study.pdf Looking for something maybe like Value Investor's Club, where...6
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+3Real Estate Job Market - What's the Temp?Have been looking to make a lateral transition in the institutional acquisition/asset management space for some time now (analyst/associate level). Turned down a few offers towards the end of last year think I could get something better, it feels like the opportunities are definitely a lot...4
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+3Anybody read this interview with Ethan Penner?This morning, I was reading this 35 page long article/interview with Ethan Penner- a guy who could be credited with creating the CMBS industry. It was absolutely fascinating. Link to the interview http://www.c-loans.com/pre_joomla/ethan_penner_interview.pdf Some snippets When he...4
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+3"Do I have a chance posts" from a non-target studentInstead of wasting your time on freaking out over whether or not you have a chance you guys should take some fucking action. Specialize! Use the fact that you're coming from a non-target to your advantage. Obviously, a dank GPA is going to be the first step because (unless you've...3
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+5The Conservative Attack on Facebook is MisguidedI think the title says it all. Not only is it misguided, but it directly contradicts conservative/libertarian ideology. In fact, it's implicitly the exact argument that liberals make in defense of big government and market interventionism. But beyond the philosophical contradiction, the...2
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+3Recruiting Dilemma - Sophomore InternsI currently face a dilemma that I’m certain plenty of other folks on here could relate to. I’ve accepted an offer for this summer with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> as a Sophomore. For myself, the ultimate goal is to receive a return offer with this firm and...0
+2Why Would Anyone Go Into Consulting?<em>Mod Note (Andy): I put this on the frontpage because of the high quality of responses inside the post, take a look...</em> After going through the recent recruiting season as a junior and coming out with an MBB offer and a few in banking, I have to ask: why would you go into...83
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+3What is the Holy Grail of Finance Jobs?Of course, a Goldman Sachs job is seen as near the top of prestige, but I’ve heard others say getting into a top <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm out of undergrad is even more impressive. Assuming you are an extremely hard worker, attend a target school, and...33
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+10Recently hired IB analyst - why was this hard to break into?I am fully aware I will get monkey shit for this but if you give MS then have the balls to comment :) As the title says I am a recent college graduate who managed to land a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> role at a boutique <abbr title="mergers and...22
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+2Seeking advices about the MSF programI am graduating in a month from University of Southern California with a BA in History. Currently, I have been admitted to Simon (80% scholarship) and still waiting to hear back from WUSTL (Asset Management Track), UIUC, Brandeis, and JHU. Their notification dates are all after the Simon deposit...20
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+2Semi Target schools for Business Undergrad/IBDeleted ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19
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+2What would you do if you received an 8 figure trust fund at age 25?Assuming you are too young to early retire but also don't want to work for someone else and get treated like dogshit anymore. I'd like to do something entrepreneurial. How hard is it to start up your own hedge fund? I could seed it with my own money and hire a couple smart analysts...19
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+2Which Undergrad Classes Matter?I checked through the forums and didn't see anything that matched up with this. Let's be honest here. While we all go to different schools which all teach certain topics to different depth and detail levels, the general concepts and curriculums are essentially the same. SO: As...19
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+2Should congress F*** with the Zuck As you know Zuckerberg is testifying on Capitol Hill and members are trying to find out if Facebook could have done more to prevent Cambridge Analytica. Is Zuckerberg looking to monopolize social media and should Congress impose regulations?18
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+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
+2Career Banking in Canada?So I've been hearing a lot of stigma against career bankers. Some even saying that a career banker isn't a good choice for a career. In Canada, most bankers will stay in banking as exit opps aren't as plentiful+they pay worse. Big 5/<abbr title="bulge...17
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+2Haas or Stern MBA for IM Job?Got into both schools and am interested in Investment Management jobs post-MBA (already have sell side and corp dev experience). For personal reasons, would prefer the east coast after school (family/relationship) but wouldn't mind being out west for a bit. Been talking to folks at both...17
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+2Weird Situation: Cannot AFFORD OfferFirst time user here. Wow, this site would've been overwhelmingly helpful a few months ago. I am a sophomore at a top tier school. I was lucky enough to be told I would be offered a summer 2019 analyst position at a prestigious boutique at the end of the second phone interview...16
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+2Acquisitions vs Investment Sales job offersHey Guys! I recently got an offer from a small REPE firm that specializes in multifamily. Pay is kind of low. I am currently interviewing for an investment Sales Analyst position(CBRE/JLL/Eastdil/HFF). I am currently graduating from Undergrad and this would be first full time position. What...14
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+2Help rate/rank these schools for getting into IB?Deleted ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14
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+2Chicago Job market ( Advice on breaking in) Hello, To anyone who lives or is familiar with the Chicago market - your input will be much appreciated. I am looking for the best way to get a finance job in Chicago. Quick background about me: I am currently In a Corporate Development Finance rotation program for one of the big...13
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+2JD versus MBA / MSRECurrently working as an 2nd year Investment Analyst at a very large, well-known national developer. Debating grad school route, and going JD instead of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. Will be sticking with development. Thoughts?13
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+2Feel like I got screwed by HRHi guys, posting on a throwaway account. I started my job at a boutique focusing on the <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> in January. Currently sitting in a restructuring/generalist style team. I just found out about something concerning my contract last week and I...12
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+2LSE MSc in Law and Accounting. Advice please!!I would really appreciate any insights for me in regards of the masters program that I will be attending. I recently have been admitted to <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> MSc Law and Accounting and the program allows me to take two finance related...12
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+2Bain AC or LBSHi, I am final year engineering student from Belgium and recently decided to go for an MiM (Master in Management) degree afterwards. Thanks to a strong GMAT, I got in at London Business School earlier this year for the MiM 2018-2019. I wanted to get an MiM since my goal was always to work for...12
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+2What is "over-prepared" ?Hi everyone, so I talked to someone at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> a few days ago, and she told me that, although it's necessary to get well-prepared, don't be "over-prepared"...what does she mean? She went off the phone because...12
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+2Summer offer: Top Restructuring Group vs BX Real EstateCollege junior from a less prestigious school (G town/Stern/Ross/Duke) needs some advice on offer decision. The first offer is from a top 3 <abbr title="Restructuring">RX</abbr> shop(PJT/LZD/HL)'s London office. The second offer is from <abbr...12
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+2Grad School Cost: is it worth it?Hi guys, My head is spinning with all the different factors to evaluate in applying to grad school. For a career switcher with some architecture experience, what are the most important factors in selecting a grad school? I would like to work in development and eventually open my own...11
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+2Dynamic XIRR Formula HelpHi everyone, I am trying to create a dynamic XIRR formula as I am working on a case study that involves a sensitivity analysis to see changes in exit years. How could I go about writing an XIRR formula that ignores 0's while still calculating the correct XIRR? Below is a cut out from my...11
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+2Duke/Georgetown MSB/NYU Stern College choices Hi,Help! Our high school senior son just got accepted to Duke undergrad, Georgetown MSB, NYU Stern.He wants to go into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/Finance. Which college would be the best choice for him as far as internship/recruitment on campus and job...11
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+2666 Fifth AveI just wanted to get people's input on the drama over 666 Fifth Ave. How will the fallout affect the market, etc? 11
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+2Deutsche Global Markets SA SuperdayHas anyone who had attended the superday heard back yet or know when we might potentially hear back from them?10
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+2Questions in corp dev interviewAre corp development interview more fit related, or are they technical? How would I figure out which aspect to prepare more for? And if fit related, what are some good questions? Background - <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> with strategy...10
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+2Likelihood of breaking into Consulting 2 years out of undergradHi all - I graduated from undergrad 2016 and currently work in research & Biz Dev at a consulting firm. Asking about my prospects of lateral move to another firm to work as a consultant. Do most firms just hire straight from undergrad/<abbr title="Masters in Business...10
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+2Tips to motivate yourself to work when you don't feel like doing soMonkeys, we all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Especially, as we come closer to the end of the year and with the holidays close by, how do you keep yourself motivated at work? All I can think of these days is the vacation ahead and...10
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+2Walker & Dunlop Multifamily Finance Internship Vs. JBG Smith Development InternshipWalker & Dunlop Multifamily Finance Internship Vs. JBG Smith Development Internship? I need some insight on which internship I should choose.10
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+2Would you invest in Spotify?As you've probably heard, Spotify just went public via direct listing. It opened at $165.90 and closed at $149.01 according to WSJ, but [this article](https://www.wsj.com/articles/spotify-shares-jump-in-market-debut-1522773951) claims outsize investor demand and a 13% increase over the...9
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+2Is a 3.5 GPA and a 3.8 Major GPA good enough for IB or CB?Hello, So I am an Engineer major Junior looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/CB (both I found very interesting). And I have a cummulative GPA of 3.5 and a major GPA of 3.8. I know that business majors have ridiculously high GPA's and that...9
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+2Naturally Nervous/AwkwardI'm getting ready to start interviewing for internships soon and I'm wondering if anyone else is a naturally nervous and awkward person, and how do you think that impacted your job prospects? For me, I only appear nervous when I am (such as interviewing). So over time that part will...9
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+2Should I say that I will be doing a summer internship???I will be doing an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship over the summer, and am currently looking for off cycle opportunities after. Should I include the summer internship in my CV when applying?? 9
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+2Yale som vs berkeley haas mba for mbb ??Hey all, Coming from a non-profit/int dev background and trying to break into mbbd... no preference for location (woukd work internationally too) Which school offers the best chance to get into one of these top firms? 9
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+2Looking for a FriendHi all, I'm reaching out to look for advice from someone who has been in a similar situation. I know there are multiple discussions about this sort of situation all over but I'm looking for more specific advice. So about me: I'm a senior (graduating early in December) at a...9
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+2Evercore Houston Superday Results - April 13Any relevant info on when offers were given out, # of superdays, and target/non-core breakdown is appreciated! 8
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+2Bocconi AFC vs ESCP MiM Hi guys! I received offers both from Bocconi for the Accounting and Finance Master and from ESCP for the Master in Management. I am Italian, 2 experiences in Italy (one the finance team of a firm and one in a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>...8
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+2Advice for an Incoming College FreshmenHey yall. I'm an incoming University of Michigan LSA Honors freshmen and I wanted to seek some advice. Having acquired about 50 credit hours in high school, I'm on track to graduate in three years with at least two degrees. As of now, my plan is to finish up these three years and...8
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+22019 SA recruiting Random question, but since 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting has already started and no one started there 2018 internships yet do you still put the 2018 internship on your resume?8
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+2Any fans of Instagram Finance Memes? (Arbitrage Andy, Litquidity, NYFB)Wanted to see if there were any other fans of these finance instagram accounts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Absolutely hilarious posts on these accounts and there's a pretty dedicated community of 'FinMeme' accts on Instagram. Lmk if...8
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+2HELP! CRE Lending Underwriting vs. OriginationBoth options are for the same middle market commercial bank within <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> lending. Based in Midwest, low CoL city. Option 1: - Portfolio management and underwriting, focusing on institutional clients (i.e. Carlyle, Brookfield,...8
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+2Can A Company Prevent You From Reneging?Hey guys, Title says it all. I'm planning on reneging the summer 2018 offer I signed with a non finance company, so I can accept an offer I got from an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> company. I'm wondering if when I call them up telling them I...7
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+2White Cotton Button-Down OxfordTitle. Any brand recommendations that make them in numbered sizes? (16.5 35) Preferably no logo or pocket7
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+2Goldman Sachs ATL office Anybody know of the culture in Atlanta’s <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Investment Banking office? Would be curious given it seems like it would be a satellite office for them 7
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+2Robin Round Interview?Sup Oasis, So i have an interview coming up and the recruiter said it would be a Robin Round, an hour long and every 15 minutes I meet someone new. This is my first interview like this and I had a few questions. Should I be repeating some of the same info? Do you think these people will just...7
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+2Looking for advice, Big 4 Transaction Services -> Elite MBAI’ve been working in Transaction Services in the Big 4 for nearly 2 years now, after leaving audit (where 3 coworkers from my largest client engagement team went on to top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs). My goal is to gain...7
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+2Last Minute Finance InternshipsIt's almost May and have no leads on any internships. Does anyone know what one can do at this point? I have no finance background but need something for the summer. Anything finance-related that I can put on my resume. 7
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+2Should I make the move to a multi-manager platform?I have graduated from college for 4 years and am working in a financial center in Asia (think Hong Kong/Singapore/Tokyo). Currently I am an equity research analyst in a fairly large Asian asset manager (>US$1bn, quite large in the context of Asian homegrown managers) and I have been with this...7
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+2Why so few women in RX?Thoughts?7
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+2SA Background Check Employment date off 2 months Please help!!!!I just started my background check for my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and realized that one of my job experience is off by two months. It was a part time job in highschool (so about 5...6
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+2Is 90k debt worth going to Stern (Finance) when I can go to Rutgers and have a 25k debt?I got a 30k scholarship per year and I really want to go to NYU. I didn't like Rutgers very much but my parents are scared of the debt. I know NYU is clearly a better school with better networking and recruiting opportunities but is it worth the extra debt? I read that the average starting...6
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+2Exploding offer prioritiesHey all, I am a sophomore at a target school. I am currently going through some super-days with some <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> for their accelerated processes. However the <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> I wanted to go for...6
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+2Looking to hire Intern to do quick MF analysisIm looking to hire intern/student or similar to do quick financial analysis of a small multi-family complex. Basic stuff, cap rates and pro-forma of current operations and also projecting out numbers after a full rehab. Anyone?6
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+2Python for TradingI am currently a junior and am interested in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>. I recently spoke with a few traders and one of the biggest takeaways I had was to focus on learning Python, VBA, and/or R. So far, I have a taken a class in Python and am currently...6
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+2Unusual Background and B-School QuestionsI graduated from a HYPSM school a handful of years ago with a pure math major and significant research experience. I have been playing professional tennis since then and am in the process of rehabbing a serious injury I suffered a few months ago. My prospects for a complete recovery and return...6
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+2Aquiline Capital Partners Analyst ProgramI was wondering if anyone knows anything about Aquiline Capital Partners. It's a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm focused on <abbr title="financial institutions...5
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+2AlixPartners...thoughts on reputation and compensation?I have some initial interviews coming up with AlixPartners, but looks like there aren't too many resources on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> or Glassdoor with respect to recent salaries and experience. Can anyone share their experience (past or current)...5
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+2Consulting Internship with 3.3-3.4 GPAI am currently a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering the Honors Program at Rutgers University. If I have a GPA of around 3.3-3.4 when I apply to consulting firms for summer internships next year, how are my chances? I have pretty good internship experience, and I am participating in a...5
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+2Structuring Redevelopment Acq With High PricingWith the incredibly high valuations right now, I’m interested in starting a dialogue about how developers on the forum are creatively approaching new opportunities—specifically when the Land owner is willing to stay in the deal. I’m particularly interested in ways to reduce the upfront hit...4
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+2Any thoughts on the CMBS space? -early stage career questionsHi all, I am in the early stages of my career and I have an opportunity to work in CMBS origination/underwriting at a bank that is one of top 20 CMBS originators, but on the lower end of the top 20. They also have a balance sheet lending group. While the good news it that they seem to be on...4
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+2Anyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter had already made up their mind beforehand to reject you? And time wastedAnyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter said "We are looking for someone with more experience." or "We have other more closely qualified candidates than you." and get rejected? If so, you ever think "WHY THE FUCK DID YOU CALL ME TO COME ALL THIS WAY...4
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+2Operating Model CritiqueHi, would anyone be willing to take a quick look at a 3-statement operating model I made for ServiceNow, Inc? It's the first forecast I've ever made so any help would be greatly appreciated! I have my first interview with a boutique in a couple weeks.4
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+2RSM F&I or Bocconi Accountin, Financial Management and ControlHi everyone. I have been accepted to Bocconi Master in Accounting, Financial management and Control (did not get accepted to my first choice Msc Finance), and to RSM Finance and Investments (basic course). I am having a hard time deciding which one to pick. I like the RSM F&I master a bit...4
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+2Best Asset Class for Entrepreneurial DevelopersIf someone wants to eventually go out on their own and start a development company, what’s the best/most feasible asset class to develop? Assuming they won’t be inheriting any substantial land or funds. Initially my thought is multifamily. Finding a half acre and developing 5+ townhomes...4
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+2Nearly all Americans would be homeless, most carless, if not for financing.Just the thought of that is rather scary, if not downright horrifying. (How are people so cavalier?) So something like 85% of all (non-investment) properties are sold with a mortgage. And we all know about the auto-debt bubble that's become obscene. How does no one sit down and...3
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+2IB SA --> MBB FTI will be working in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team of an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and am looking into making a transition to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...3
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+2Millstein Exit OppsAnyone know what type of exits Millstein analysts get? I can't find any details about recent shops that analysts have left to. Appreciate any insight.2
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+2GF wants to move from fashion window design into Loan Servicing.So, the title covers some of the basics. My GF currently designs window displays for a luxury goods retailer, but a re-org made us move 100 miles so she now puts in a few hundred miles a week driving, which is tiring, and most of it doesn't get reimbursed. She seems in the running to get...2
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+2Associate at a CLO Fund moving to Direct LendingFirst-time poster here. I an Associate at a small CLO fund (~$2bln in AUM) and my job responsibilities include screening new credit investment opportunities in the primary and secondary broadly syndicated leverage loan markets (non-investment grade), as well as managing my current portfolio of...2
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+2Good places to look for a beginner, that's more specific to the Canadian market?Hi everyone. I'm interested in getting started in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>, and I've been trying to read up on it, including a few books, but one of my difficulties seems to be finding information that's not too US specific. Sometimes...2
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+2No name boutique or Big 4 TAS to get to private equity?This is my first <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> post. I'm finishing my sophomore year at an SEC school with a 4.0 GPA and a double major in finance and accountancy. When I was in high school, I didn't even know what investment banking or private...2
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+2Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp 2018 ThreadAnyone who done the hirevue receive results for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> 2018 Undergraduate Camp. Fyi, this is a early informational program for minorities and first generation students.1
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+2The THREAT to Silicon Valley's Tech Dominance: Chinese Venture Capital*"The rise of China’s venture market “signifies a shift from a single-epicenter view of the world to a duopoly"* Silicon Valley, the "king" of venture capital is facing growing competition from its Chinese counterpart. [Here is an interesting WSJ...1
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+2Uber dreams big<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks finished lower after U.S. tensions with Russia and Syria escalated. </li> <li>A day of mixed feelings: There were a number of things pulling and tugging at the markets yesterday—Zuckerberg's second...1
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+2What’s the difference between “new technology” and “aging technology” at an investment bank?I read a few reviews of my <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank, where people complained that our technology was so outdated, that it was difficult to do work. At the same time, some <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> are praised for having...1
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+2Zuckerberg takes the stand<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks jumped after Chinese President Xi Jinping eased trade war tensions and promised to open China's economy to more U.S. business. His quote to note: "In a world aspiring for peace and development, the Cold War and...1
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+2Turning a Forum into a Thriving Business: Patrick Curtis on Hack the EntrepreneurThis week’s episode of <a href="https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/">business podcast</a> Hack the Entrepreneur features an interview with Patrick Curtis, where he shares the motivation behind his move from a career in private equity to creating a popular forum for...1
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+2Early IB Offer with exploding deadline - months before normal recruitingAs many of you know, the timeline for junior year internship recruiting has been pushed up a ridiculous amount. I'm currently a sophomore at a target business school and I just got an offer to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr title="middle...1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and...1
+1Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: <ul> <li>Leadership/Mentoring</li> <li>People</li> <li>Working enviornment</li> </ul> <h3>Which is Better for Advisory - KPMG or Deloitte?</h3> Our users highlighted...41
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+3Cornell educated lawyer burns himself to death in protest[quote="Buckel"]<p>Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result—my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.</p>[/quote] Man, white people are going nuts these days. <a...14
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+2CMU vs UVA vs Stern vs UCLA for undergradHi, I'm a college senior and just got accepted to the above schools. I'm having a hard time making a decision and hope to get some help from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I really want to do consulting (hopefully MBB), I'm also open to...12
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+4Why no forum for Marketing within WSO?It seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> covers so many career fields within business that I haven't seen marketing pop up when I know that there are top programs with marketing directors/managers killing it. Marketing Analytics seems to be hot right now and...9
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+2Deciding to buy propertyWe can’t decide on a property. What's the most important thing to look for when searching for potential properties?9
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+3The difference between (one who) bullshit(s) and a lie/liar?On the surface, it seems the terms are used interchangeably. However, if you philosophize a bit, you'll realize there's slight nuances between the two. I have a few theories in mind, but would like to hear your thoughts. Obviously as a native English speaker, the conundrum here...7
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+4Argument for "Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst"Now, I've seen posts against putting this in your LinkedIn title, but hear me out. Some of my most helpful resources when I was recruiting, were kids in the grade above me who just went through the process over the last year. I found most of these kids through the "incoming" title...6
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+1SSE vs BI vs NHHGood afternoon, I'm getting my bachelor degree this year, and was admitted to some Master programmes: SSE (business and management), BI Norwegian Business School (Master of Science in Finance), NHH Norwegian School of Economics (Master of Economics and Business Administration with a...5
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+1MiM - LBS vs HEC-Yale w/ scholarshipHi all, looking for some advice/thoughts on choosing my Master in Management programs. About me: Currently based in UK w/ Asian nationality, looking to go into consulting / business development after the Masters. Location-agnostic as to where to start my career, though preferably in a major...5
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+1Non-Target 2019 SA Interviews Hey guys, Sophomore at non-target here. Would love to hear from other non-targets that have already landed interviews for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>. Did y'all hear from your alumni or did y'all get the interviews through the official...5
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+1How Do You Get an Off-Cycle Internship at a BB?I was browsing through LinkedIn, looking at alumni and current students for potential schools i'll be transferring to this fall - and saw a handful of off-cycle "IBD Fall Analyst Intern" or "IBD Spring Analyst Intern" positions held. I have heard that since BB's...5
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+1What's The Difference Between An Aspiration And A Goal?@MonacoMonkey" and Poets&Quants got me thinking and I wanted to hop on this wave. **What do you guys consider the difference between a goal, and an aspiration?** To me, a goal is something that you are working towards. Likewise, *an aspiration is more of a wish that you plan to...5
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+1Ghosted After 2nd Superday - What Gives?Hi, Here's the short of it: * Have been in lateral hire process since February at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/MS/<abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>. Coverage banker. * Radio silence for a month between 1st round and...5
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+1London Commute - Bicycle vs Motorcycle vs Bus vs Tube vs Other?Hi All, Will start <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> in London soon and am considering commuting options (I'll thankfully be working in Central London, not Canary Wharf). I'm looking to...5
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+1Military guy trying to break into Wall StreetHi guys. I did four years in the Marines and now study at an Ivy as a sophomore with a 3.5 GPA, Applied Math major. I want to do <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>. I try to graduate in 4 years...5
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+1Fund of Funds FoF RankingsHi all, I tried looking for information regarding FoFs but wasn't able to find a comprehensive list online. I'm most looking for world ranking of FoFs by AUM and information pertaining to their returns, investment strategy and if possible the funds they are investing in. Would would...5
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+1When are you TOO SUCCESFUL for MBA?IMO when your opportunity cost for attending <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is in 7 digits, it's a bad financial decision (but could be a good personal decision). What is your take?5
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+1Harvard Researchers Have Successfully Reversed Aging In Mice**Unbelievable..** although quite far from human trials. So, Dr. David Sinclair, who has spent his entire life researching aging thinks he has found a way to stay younger, longer. Apparently, there is an essential molecule that humans need, called NAD; as we age, we lose NAD molecules in our...5
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+1History major with finance experience and recruiting Hello, I am a history major at Queen's University in Ontario with finance experience under my belt. Previously I worked at <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> Dominion Securities as a Capital Markets and Macroeconomics Research Analyst, I have an offer for...5
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+2I don't want BB/EBLike the title says, I don't want to go to a bulge bracket or an elite boutique, and I was wondering if anyone has any insight on going directly to a small boutique out of undergrad. It would be a stretch for me to go <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr...5
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+1Is Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City that bad?Probably the least competitive office to get into but is it really as bad as what some are saying. I heard the Investment Banking Division is in reality just a data resource team. What are the chances of transferring to another <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> office...5
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+1is day-trading and technical analysis a load of BS?I'd like to get some more experienced opinion on this. I was never taught technical analysis as finance major. The only thing I learned is that all three forms of EMH reject it and my Equity Valuation professor compared it to astrology. I had a couple of friends who day and swing...5
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+1Unknown?Hey guys, So I have a notification on my Linkedin that an investment portfolio manager from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> viewed my profile, but when I click on it, it dosen't say who it is. Is there a way to find out? NK5
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+1Thoughts on current situationI've been wanting to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for some time now, with no luck. Applying to firms and networking. Started out in Big 4 and transitioned over to a large global bank, working in a corporate audit function. I don't really...5
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+1SBA loans for hospitality- is there a minimum stay requirementHi all, is anybody here familiar with SBA financing for hotels? Is there a minimum stay requirement? Wondering is SBA can work for a furnished short term rental hotel product where the number of days occupied will be a little different from a regular hotel. Thank you!4
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+1Do you wear a full suit to a job interview/work when its summer and HOT outside?If your going to a job interview or work in general and its like 90-100 degrees outside. Do you have to wear a full suit to that job interview or work?4
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+1No Superdays?Hey guys - I'm a current sophomore recruiting for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 positions. Have had first rounds with two lower tier banks (think <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr>, RBC) and thought the interviews both...4
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+1Why is repurchase of debt/bonds added as income on income statement?I'm looking for the intuition behind this, especially since the repurchase of shares doesn't show up, and I thought the two were somewhat similar in the way they're treated in accounting ?4
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+1Opinions on undergraduate transfer decision Hello all, Currently in my last semester at a two-year community college in New Jersey. I have done very well during my time here while working full time and am now faced with making the decision on where to close out my last 2 years. (Hopefully just two) I hope to one day working in...4
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+1London Citi Industrials or Barclays Power team?Hi all, Currently deciding bewteen 2 offers to join as a 3rd year analyst in London - Citi Industrials vs. Barclays Power, Utilities and Infra Which group has stronger deal flow? Appreciate any input. 4
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+1UK - Interested in a Career in Structuring/Trading - MSc Finance LSE offer - Happy to provide what information I can in returnHi guys, My first post, I am looking for some advice and happy to offer what information I can in return. I am British, based in London interested in Structuring/Trading and wondering how to break in/whether I would even like it if I did. I understand Structuring is rather niche, but I...4
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+1Walker & Dunlop Analyst SalaryI was wondering if anyone has worked at Walker & Dunlop or worked with Walker & Dunlop and could tell me anything about the firm. I am a junior looking to intern there but I can't find much information about the firm. I would also appreciate if someone could give me an idea about...4
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+1Has anyone tried Meermin?They seem to be very affordable and offer pretty good dress shoes. What do you guys think of them? Has anyone tried them?4
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+1How to Verify a Firm is Legit/Real? Securities Lending GigHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, this is my first post here. I didn't go to school to finance, nor am I in the industry, so excuse my ignorance about how to audit a firm's legitimacy. So basically, there's this firm called America2030...4
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+1Interview: What's Your Excel/PowerPoint Skill Level?I was helping out my group recently on screening potential candidates. I have a list of questions that I generally ask people and to my surprise, one of the questions that seems to hurt candidates is "What's your excel/ppt skill level?" Most candidates can provide a few examples...4
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+1Data Analyst or Operations AnalystI received two job offers this week, one from a more well known hedge fund in CT for a data analyst position, and one from a korean asset manager for an operations analyst role in which there's lots of room for lateral/vertical movement within the company. My goal is to eventually get to a...4
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+1Switching from Equity to FICC and vice-versa!Hey all, I was wondering how often can a person switch from Equity to FICC in S&T-and vice-versa? Or are you stuck in one area and you just have to switch to different roles? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!4
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+1Blackstone/KKR/Apollo Internal Audit vs. Small Hedge Fund Investments AnalystHi guys! I would really appreciate your input on this thread. I wonder which one would you go with, a middle office role at a very prestigious mega fund or becoming a hedge fund analyst in a small hedge fund? Both positions are in New York City, and pay are similar - with more perks and better...4
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+1Need help on preparing for the IBD interviews Hi guys, I am in need of help on preparing for the <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> interviews. I want to know the best ways to prepare for it. Also has anyone purchased the wso's <abbr title="investment banking...4
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+12 years out of college - do I list HS and HS GPA still?2-3 years out of college.... should I still leave my high school info on the resume (GPA, etc)? Thanks!4
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+1Is Institutional Equity Sales going to die?I'll be interning at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> this summer and have a high chance of rotating on Equity Sales for one of them. I have heard mixed things about this group - some have said it will die soon due to the rise in electronic trading while others...4
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+1Sophomore Seeking Advice on Recruiting and Potential Transfer Hey guys, I'm currently a sophomore at a semi-target/target in the Midwest (think UMich, ND, or WashU) who is going through the recruiting process for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I applied to transfer colleges for Fall 2018 to several schools (like...4
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+1Fortune 50 vs boutique PE/IB Hi guys, I'm a junior finance major at a top undergrad business school and I've accepted an offer to work at a fortune 50 company in their finance division. Most of the people I've talked to say it's a good job and that I should do the internship. I'm still currently...4
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+1Investment Banking AustraliaHey guys, I was wondering if a Law/Commerce degree at a G8 University will make me competitive in getting an Investment Banking role. I am good at and really enjoy maths, physics, and finance. Due to this would you guys recommend something else? 4
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+1Freshman Summer Internship Rescinded; Best Plan of Action?I had an internship lined up but it unfortunately got rescinded (not because of something I did). I did not see this coming, so I didn't have other internships lined up. I now have nothing; I do have a 4.0 from a good school though if that helps. What's the best plan of action now?4
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+1RE Valuation Analyst / Appraiser Exit OpportunitiesHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm considering going the route of valuation analyst/certified general appraiser and was wondering what the exit opportunities there are? Or is this career pigeonholed quickly? Also, what's the typical career path...4
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+1John Paulson Owes $1 BILLION To The IRSI know you guys saw this go up on the journal. A decade ago, the hedge fund manager bet against the subprime mortgages ahead of the crash and was one of the whale sized winners. He made $15BN for his funds, and took home his own bonus of $4BN. Now, he owes about $1.5BN to the...4
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+1Last Minute Internship Advice?Hello all - I believe this is the correct place to post this, but if not please direct me elsewhere. I am currently a junior in Boston with no relevant finance experience under my belt. I have three offers for internships that I need to make a decision on by tomorrow. Without any experience...4
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+1How does a Sell Side firm identify prospective buyers during an auction process?Specifically, are there tools out there that help, or is this all about having a gut feeling which <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms/strategic buyers "usually" operate in the sector? Once you have a teaser and is shopping it around, how confident are...4
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+1Millstein Restructuring SuperdayHey, I have an upcoming superday with Millstein on Monday, and was hoping to get some info on what to expect. Does Millstein have case studies / modeling on their superday, or is it just interviews with senior ppl? And how many ppl interview you? Is it super technical or is it more...3
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+1MSF TULANE vs UCONNMSFRM vs SYRACUSE MSFHi, I am an international student with 10 years of mortgage underwriting experience 7 in India and 3 in US. I have admits from Tulane <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>, UCONN MSFRM and Syracuse <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>...3
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+1From trader to consultantHey guys, **Has anyone made the switch from trading to consulting (or know of anyone who has done this)? ** Asking again since only search hit I found was from 2011 I'm currently attempting to do this very move. I've spent my career working in Chicago prop, both as an options...3
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+1Standard Chartered M&A SA vs MM PE summer internship Hey guys, so as the title suggests, I currently have an offer from SCB (one of the asia offices) Corporate Finance (M&A) team and a <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> based <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private...3
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+1Goldman Sachs Analyst on Medical Research: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"*"In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients"* A Goldman Sachs Analyst recently [garnered a lot of criticism for his note on medical...3
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+1Moelis Vs GreenhillThoughts? 3
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+1Unsure of which double concentration or minor to pursue?? (undergrad)So I've been looking into doing either a double concentration or a concentration + a minor, but I have no idea which combo of either of these will be more beneficial. The options that I’m considering are: -double concentration in finance and MIS -double concentration in accounting and...3
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+1WACC for a new countryHello fellow monkeys, I am working on a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> model in a new country in Latam (ARG). The country has very high inflation and crazy corporate bonds yield in local currency. I am looking for some guidance from you guys in...3
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+1Which to choose, MM bank FI or Oliver Wyman FS (both not US)Hi I was wondering if I can get some advice on which to choose, a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank <abbr title="fixed income">fi</abbr> or OW fs. The <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> is one of the best in the...3
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+1MM IB Analyst vs T2 Consulting Analystbefore i start, let me just say that no, i dont have offers from both, although i will be working at a t2 consulting firm this summer. anyway, the question is simple. <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...3
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+1Shoes as a First Year BB IB AnalystHey, So I'm wondering if there are any unspoken rules against what shoes are acceptable to be worn and those that are unacceptable. Will wearing Gucci or Ferragamo dress shoes really be annoying to see in the office on a first year? I have no idea what to purchase with my signing bonus....3
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+1CPA struggling to break into CRE - please help!<abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> looking for your collective expertise! Apologize for the length of this - trying my best to keep it as brief as possible while providing all pertinent details. I'm an UGA grad with 3.7 gpa in Int'l Business and...3
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+1Salaries for Accenture MC , PwC MC , KPMG MC?What are the salaries for big 4 MC besides Deloitte S&O and Accenture Strategy? What is total compensation for their MC analyst positions? (not strategy)3
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+1LIC CommuteWhat do you guys think of commute from LIC? LIC luxury apartments seem to have very good pricing for their 2 BR 2 BD listings and I was wondering how good/bad the commute would be to Midtown. 3
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+1How does making Partner work at non BB banks?Very straightforward question for everyone. Usually, at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>, you'd climb the ladder to MD and then have a chance at Partner. Is it the same process for non-BB banks such as the Big 5s (RBC, <abbr title="Bank of Montreal...3
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+1Private Banking Credit AnalystHi everyone, Thank you in advance for your perspective. I am a senior at a non-target with an full-time offer to work for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> universal bank (a <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>/CITI/JPM) in...3
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+1What's the proper way to punctuate an expression for 'more than X dollars?' Let's say I have some quantity like $25,000,001.00. What I want to do is write "more than 25 million dollars" in shorthand. Which of the following would be considered the best? * $25+m * $25m+ Thanks for taking the time to weigh in on this ridiculous question....3
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+1Big 5 vs BB Senior Position CompHey does anyone know what the comp difference is at a VP/MD position when at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> vs when at a Big 5 in Toronto? How much would a VP and MD make at Goldman compared to...3
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+1Internal transfer after SAI'm a junior at a target (USNWR top 5) majoring in Economics with a 3.7 gpa. I'll interning at an upper tier <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this summer in a capital markets role, but I'm...3
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+1Wall Street Prep vs Training the Street vs BIWSBasically the title. Haven't seen anything recent lately about this but I was looking to buy a financial modeling guide and was wondering which to go with? <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> really pushes WSP, but I know that TTS is used by a bunch of...3
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+1Dealing with uncertainty in the job searchWell, I did it. I secured my first buyside job offer. But, it's not my top offer. Think of it this way, there are three fund types I'm interested in: fund type A is my top priority, fund type B is my second priority, fund type C is my third priority, and I just landed an offer for fund...3
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+1Yale som vs berkeley haas for mbb?Hey all, Coming from a non-profit/int dev background and trying to break into mbbd... no preference for location (woukd work internationally too) Which school offers the best chance to get into one of these top firms? 3
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+1What to put on resume?Hello everyone! I started off as a freshman in engineering and did not do very well GPA wise. I switched to finance and economics my sophomore year. The semester is about to end and I am on pace for another 4.0. I will end my sophomore year with ~3.5 cumulative but a 4.0 in my sophomore year. As...3
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+1US Coast Guard Academy vs UC Berkeley for IB?USCGA - Mechinical engineer, free tuition, five year of mandatory service, would love to serve & work hard for our nation, weak to no connections (?) UC Berkeley - Business administration, out of state tution with scholarship, no service, can work hard enough for a decent GPA, stronger...3
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+1JLL Commercial Real Estate Analyst InterviewHey all, I have an analyst interview set up with JLL in a major market in the SE. My background is two years resi mortgages at a large mortgage company HQ and one year at a regional <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> firm in Investment sales. I have not been...3
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+1Canada Comp?Hey everyone I just have a really short question to ask. What are the comp ranges like in <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> in Canada at the Big 5s? Thanks3
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+1How to get IBD analyst post gradHi everyone, Class of 2017 here I was pre-med throughout college because I thought it was what I wanted but realized senior year it was not. When I learned about investment banking, I knew I would want to pursue it. Recruiting was rough senior year with no experience and only pre-med...3
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+1Holiday Recommendations Hi guys, This summer I will be travelling to Panama City (late July) and Singapore (mid August) and I was wondering if anyone who has been there before can give recommendations on cool excursions or things to see (both in and around the cities), good bars, restaurants and clubs and finally...3
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+1Lazard LA Update???These are my questions in relation to the <abbr title="Lazard">Laz</abbr> LA office: Is it a diversified program for analysts? Which industry verticals make up the majority of the deal sourcing? Ive heard A&D, but can someone confirm. Are deals executed in addition to...2
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+1Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan StanleyWould you name your child after a firm? Would you rather name your child Morgan Stanley or LaShondranika Stanley? *Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan Stanley. Yes, You Read That Right By Sonali Basak (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley just left Morgan Stanley. No, really. The fixed-income trader,...2
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+1Equity Research opportunies in Canada for new immigrant?I plan to move to Canada in July as a new permanent resident The brief of my background is as following: 3.5+ year buy-side equity research experience in Chinese market,; 1y experience in big 4 accounting firm; Master's degree in Finance from Oxbridge; <abbr title="Chartered...2
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+1DB SF Summer Analyst 2019 I applied to <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> SF 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> but have not heard back yet, but some of my friends have already received <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> superdays/offer....2
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+1Best Mobile App Development Companies In USA & IndiaSeveral mobile app development companies get established in the global market. Many business owners explore online to find a reliable mobile app development agency to get innovative mobile app solutions to reach their target audience. Check out top 10 mobile app development companies at AppsChopper2
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+1Hey people, any sugestion?Hey people, could somone recomend me some of nice web sites with car tires or car tires size calculator or specifications by make ?! Found some here for my Civic https://tirereviews.co/makes/honda/civic/2011/ any other ideas ?2
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+1Best course combination with CFA?Hey guys. I am aiming to get into top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in my country (India) next year. I am also studying <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> level 2. The problem is I will be...2
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+1BILLIONS - Differences and similaritities between the show and real life.So........ The title says it all. All experienced users are welcome to share their thoughts. Is the legendary Axe Cap an example of how the world's leading hedge funds engage in their day to day activities? 2
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+1Advice for Graduation: Oxbridge vs Masters with part time jobHey guys! I am looking for some advice for my choice of graduate studies. I am considering the following options but don't know which one to choose: 1. Masters at Oxbridge for 1 year. **Pros**: The name, gets me in the target schools for <abbr title="front...2
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+1HEC - Bocconi - Essec MSc in Finance ChoiceHi all, I've been admitted to all three of HEC, Bocconi and Essec MSc in Finance for the 2018 year. I hold a Finance/Mathematics double bachelor undergraduate from an Australian University and I'm trying to decide which course to accept and where to go. The decision is part...2
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+1EFinancialCareers: Equities best place to behttps://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/312996/bank-americas-results-confirm-best-place-banking-now/?_ga=2.124444687.400581468.1523888483-639934273.1515692717 Thoughts? * Three banks have reported their results for the first three months of 2018: Citi and J.P. Morgan last Friday, Bank of...2
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+1Concentration while everyone around is on the phoneHi everyone, I just moved to the sell side. Ive been having trouble concentrating while everyone else at the office is on the phone talking to clients. Apart from headphones do you have any other tips on how to mind my own business and read while the office is chaotic? Do you just focus on...2
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+1From Equity research to Investment banking: when is the best timing?I have been working as an equity analyst for five years, and found myself more excited about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> during my experiences in <abbr title="initial public...2
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+1Question about traveling to new york for interview (parking)Hi I have an interview coming up in Midtown. The firm isn't paying for travel. I'm located in Pittsburgh. I can take an amtrak for $79 each way or drive. What would you recommend? If I drive is it better to stay in the city or outside in hoboken/jersey and take the train in? Thanks!2
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+1Help with Present Value calculation of Rent.Hi there, I need help calculating the PV of contracted rent
given the information below. Demise: 10,000 sf Face rent (p.a.): £20 psf* Lease term: 5 years Discount rate: 8% * Assumed paid quarterly in advance. The answer is: £838,080. Could someone please explain how this...2
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+1How does debt buyback flow through the financial statements??A company has issued $100 of debt but it is currently trading at $50. The company decides to buy back the debt at a discount. How does that flow through the three financial statements? Thank you!2
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+1NAV Valuation for Oil and Gas?I have an interview with an Oil and Gas group in the next few weeks and was told to know the general info regarding NAV. Can anyone shed some light? Specifically, what are some big components/factors to the valuation? 2
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+13.4 GPA Master's in Management Non-Target SUNY - HELP!!I'm a 25 year old with one year internship experience at a mid-tier consultancy firm in the back office. I just completed a Masters in Management from a non-target SUNY with a 3.4 GPA. I took courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Calculus for Business and Statistics. My...2
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+1Full time BB AM recruitingCurrently a junior interning in <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> this summer (~$350bil AUM). Was wondering how feasible it would be to lateral over to <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="asset...2
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+1London Business School ChancesHello, I am currently in my cardiology training in the US. I have completed undergraduate with a bachelors of science in biology with a concentration in neuroscience. I have also completed a masters in public health. I have attained my MD and have now worked for 5+ years as an internal...2
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+1Starting at BIG 4 Audit. How to prepare myself?Good day. I am about to finish my undergrad at a non-target, but during the last month I was able to land an audit position at one of the BIG4. The job itself starts only at September and I want to do as much preparation as possible before that to have great performance record and minimize...2
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+1Firm I went into wasn't quite what I was hoping it would be, not sure what to doI'm in a situation where I've ended up in a firm that wasn't quite what I thought or was hoping it would be, and I'm not entirely sure what to do. I started at a very small real estate <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/development firm a few...2
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+1MM / Upper MM Best Placement into HBSAs someone looking to make the transition to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (GS/MS/JPM), what <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds typically have the best placement into...2
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+1Calgary Power TradingFor those with experience in power trading within Canada would you mind sharing: 1) What are the top firms to trade power in BC, AB, ON? 2) What are the best hubs to trade at a Canadian firm? What are the major differences in trading the major hubs (that Canadian firms trade)? 3) What do you...2
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+1Are "performance coaches" actually a thing?Watching Billions right now and they really seem to be glorifying Wendy. I get that her character adds a lot of interesting dynamics and whatnot, but does her job actually exist for <abbr title="hedge funds">HFs</abbr>/AMs or even IBs? I've only been at smaller...2
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+1Want to renege on the company you are joining this summer - for another position within that company?Not sure if this has been discussed before, but I just wanted to know what's the protocol on wanting to renege on a position within a company for another position in that same company (but different location)? For context, I will be joining a large bank as a full-time analyst in the...2
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+1I find research too academic... would I "prefer" IBD?Has anyone made the transition from research to other parts of the bank? I have come across a few comments on posts where people have talked about a transition from SS research (equity) to <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and have been happy with the...2
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+1Galen PartnersDoes anyone have any experience working at / with this firm? Would love to hear thoughts. Lower middle market healthcare focused firm. Thanks.2
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+1Would a famous Hollywood star or celebrity singer have trouble getting a job at Wall Street in high-finance?These people are already exposed to people-facing roles, "acting" professional, working on multi-million dollar contracts and working well with others. They also show excellent confidence and charisma. Can you picture people like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise or Justin Timberlake having...2
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+1Public Speaking? BS?How often are analysts speaking in front of a large amount of people? Does this vary by size of bank? If so, for what usually? My assumption is analysts do not. Public speaking skills and intra personal skills are two of my most polished. Will this lever me above other analysts?2
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+1Best Resource for an Excel / PPT Newb?Hey Guys. I'm currently an undergrad and have almost no Excel / PPT experience outside of high school projects (lol). I was wondering what the best resources to become skilled w/ macros, etc. are?2
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+1Comp Ranges in Canada?Hey everyone I just have a really short question to ask. What are the comp ranges like in CF and CD in Canada? Thanks2
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+1BNY Mellon Real EstateHow is BNY Mellon regarded in the greater <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> market? Specifically their <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> origination division? Dont hear much about them nor do I hear them working on the bigger deals....2
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+1Freshman Interested in ChicagoHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, I am currently a freshman at a semi-target school (IU, Michigan) from Chicago. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a boutique called Performance Trust? Speaking with a MD there next week and would be...2
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+1Financial Model - Column Set-upWhen I start building a model from scratch, the first thing I do is format column widths to set up the structure of the spreadsheet. The purpose of the set-up is to ensure that: 1. There is enough space for item names (there are some long ones) 2. Indentation is convenient 3. There is...2
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+1Capital Markets Lending ProductsI am looking to gain a deeper understanding of the lending products available in the capital markets (commercial real estate). Hopefully someone can explain the platforms offered by your typical capital sources (bank, cmbs, debt fund, life insurance) as well as the products that they prefer...2
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+1Raine Group - any information? Culture, Hours, Leadership, Deals, etc.Not much information on this highly successful <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> boutique shop. Anyone have good intel on these guys? Yes I know they work on <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> deals and own the...1
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+1SEC Internship vs LMM PEI recently got an offer to intern at the SEC in one of their undergrad compliance programs. As a sophomore who's interested in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, would this look bad? I've...1
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+1Powerful Network - Unsure What to Ask, IB vs ERI'm facing a dilemma on whether I should ask my network to put me in touch with someone for investment banking or equity research. I recently, through serendipity, was able to intern for a year at a very respectable and prominent investment firm in its sector (L/S <abbr...1
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+1Breaking in from Leasing & Asset Finance?I'm currently a senior at a target that didn't have any luck getting an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offer (despite getting interviews) due to a lack of relevant internships. I did manage to get a job at a Japanese bank in New York doing asset...1
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+1Masters online finance/bankingHi Looking for an online masters program in finance/banking, with at least some banking coverage, So far shortlisted these two Cass - MSc Global Finance (online) King's College - Global Finance and Banking MSc Any thoughts between these ? and any other options ? Great appreciate...1
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+1Meaning of "preftige"The word is omnipresent on this forum - is it just a mocking version of "prestige" or does it actually allude to somthing else?1
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+1Why did Alphabet's P/E ratio rise so drastically at the beginning of 2018?I am working on a project in which I am analyzing key financial ratios for Alphabet and using them to assess the company's performance. I noticed that the P/E ratio nearly doubled suddenly at the beginning of 2018. Is there some explanation for this? Is it artificially inflated right...1
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+130 Year Old Career Changer - Need Your AdviceHi All, I'm trying transition out of a technology sales role back into finance at 30 years old. The area I'm specifically looking to get into is <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Investment Banking or commercial lending with a focus on <abbr...1
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+1London Bankers - Are (dark) brown brogue derby/monk strap shoes acceptable on casual Fridays?Hi all, I'm joining a bank in the risk department starting this coming summer (I note this because I presume casual Fridays are likely more relaxed in the middle/back office). I intend to wear something along the lines of chinos, a shirt, and a navy jacket, so as to not be ostracised...1
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+1Undergraduate CMU vs Rice vs UCB vs IC considering a likely future career in Financial EngineeringHi all, This is my first time posting on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. As an international student from China, I have received offers from Rice, CMU, and UCB for undergraduate studies in Stats/ Data Science over the past semester, and it has been quite...1
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+1Resources for modeling different industriesHi guys, First time poster, apologies if im posting in the wrong place. Please recommend a good book/other resource for modeling (3 statement/DCF) different industries. Drivers for revenue models etc. I work as an Asset Management Analyst on the buy side and am now covering all sectors...1
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+1Dating in NY during internshipHow was your dating life when you were an intern in NYC? Share your stories. How’d you meet people? Tinder? Bumble? Bars?1
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+1Background Check & Employment OfferAs everyone who is in the class of 2020, I have been recruiting for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> roles recently and, luckily, received a Summer Analyst position with a elite boutique for the summer of 2019. 1
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+1How To Write A Thank You Note After InterviewWhat next after you have just given a job interview? Yes, a note of gratitude and you must be wondering what to write and the first thing you do is google that. Whether you like or not, a thank you note after interview is essential, be it an informational interview or a regular job interview,...1
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+1Benchmark InternationalDoes anyone know anything about Benchmark International. What is it like to work there, progression, pay etc. Thanks.1
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+1Looking for a quality pair of Tan Wingtip ShoeLooking to invest into a nice pair of tan wingtip shoe. Preferably one that could be wear semi casually and with a suit. Any suggestions? 1
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+1Orbis and Oldfield PartnersAnyone heard of Orbis and Oldfield Partners? They are investment funds. Keen to hear re culture, pedigree vs established hedge funds, comp etc thanks1
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+1Bloomberg terminal access SF Bay AreaDoes anyone know if you can get access to a Bloomberg terminal regularly in the SF Bay Area without being part of a university or trading platform? I'm willing to pay for my use but there does not seem to be any companies or locations who offer one.1
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+1Chardan Capital Markets Summer AnalystDoes anyone know anything about chardan capital markets / anyone intern there. There was a post about it almost 10 years ago but no real info there. Hope someone can help. 1
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+1Petrie Partners superday?Good morning, is it true that the Petrie Partners super day is happening today? If so, it doesn’t sound like I made it...1
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+1Regular vs Taxable bonds traded on NSE CMWhat is the difference between a Regular bond and a Taxable bond which are traded on NSE ? (Please note that the question is NOT regarding TAX FREE bond .... ) By which criteria, NSE classifies a bond as REGULAR and TAXABLE .. when both types of bonds do attract tax ? ( I could not find...1
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+1Citi September Placement Analyst LondonHi there, Did anyone apply for this programme? And have they started moving on applications??? 1
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+1Five Essential Functions for Your Project Risk Management SoftwareProject change management includes new IT frameworks, new items, and new markets, or responding to an adjustment in the business condition, for example, regulatory or competitive actions. Project risk management is tied in with distinguishing new dangers or changes in the risk level of existing...1
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+1The course of action to make it a success trading journeyHow to become a savvy trader? Is it possible for you to become a savvy trader? The trading success is not something you can grab that easily. Most naïve traders think trading success is simple, so they just try to target trades without much understanding. The Australian traders are not the...1
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+1Interest Rate Spreads for Private Equity BorrowingHey guys, Just working on a project for school and trying to find historical general interest rate spreads for different tranches of debt used in <abbr title="leveraged buyouts">LBOs</abbr> (revolver, senior, sub, mezz etc.). Does anyone know any good places to look for...1
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+1High School Advanced Research Project Ideas in Investment BankingHey everyone. I am currently a high school sophomore going into my junior year and I am in the someone prestigious advanced research program in my school (only take 40 people out of 600 students in the grade). This year, my project was on using the options market to create price points of...1
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+1Stephens IB vs. Cowen IBHi all, Was wondering how these two compared, specifically in the consumer space. From my initial look it seems like Stephens is a bit stronger in the space, but curious to hear other's opinions. This is for <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Thanks1
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+1HELP: Conglomerate Balance SheetHi everyone, I have an interview coming up and I was wondering how one would go about splitting up the balance sheet of a large conglomerate? Not sure if there is a general answer but any help is much appreciated. Thanks!1
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+1Best Lifestyle Job in Finance for 25 year old; Need time for side projectsHey guys, I have worked in investment banking at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and then at a billion dollar direct lending hedge fund. I really love finance and investments but the finance jobs are just not for me. I hate the long hours, the personalities, and...1
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+1Government employee to MBA to Public Finance Associate at BB- what to expect?Planning on transitioning from a career in local government to <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Public Finance Associate (think Citi, <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, MS) following T25 <abbr title="Masters in Business...1
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+1Generalist Experience Vs. Industry or Product Specific Groups Haven't seen a great thread comparing the Generalist experience as an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Analyst compared to being put in a specific group. Any thoughts from those who've experienced being in a generalist role, and aspects you've...1
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+1Can you get into Consulting with a degree in International Relations from a prestigious school?I got an offer for graduate studies at a prestigious school. I am now undecided if I want to study for a Master's in International Relations or if I should study for a Master's in something business-related at the same school. My heart says International Relations and my brain says...1
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+1Can you get into Investment Banking with a degree in International Relations from a prestigious school?I got an offer for graduate studies at a prestigious school. I am now undecided if I want to study for a Master's in International Relations or if I should study for a Master's in something business-related at the same school. My heart says International Relations and my brain says...1
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+1Non-Target to MF?I've been reading about this thread and understand that mainly targets such as Wharton and Harvard go from UG to <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Analyst but is there even slightly a chance that a non-target...1
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+1My Key Takeaways From Chapter 8 and Commentary 8 of the Intelligent Investor. Part 9/16. To Be Continued.####**Chapter 8 The Investor and Market Fluctuations** To the extent that the investor’s funds are placed in high-grade bonds of relatively short maturity-say, of 7 years or less-he will not be affected significantly by changes in market prices and need not take them into account. (This...1
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+1Going from a West Coast target school to landing an East Coast job?So the title has most of it. I'm at a west coast target but I've always wanted to work an east coast job. If anybody has made the transition themselves any advice would be appreciated. I know most people are just going to tell me to network, but anything else? 1
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+1Management Consulting recruitment at Master of Engineering ProgramsWas curious what schools do Management Consulting firms look at when recruiting kids from Master of Engineering programs ( EE, CE, ME) and how competitive are these positions? Do they start out as analysts or Associates? What is their salary compared to those that are hired from undergrad?1
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+1Flash interviewHello everyone! I am new to the website and this is my first post! I had applied to the graduate program of a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and just last week got a call from the recruiter saying they cannot accommodate me in the graduate program. Instead, I...1
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+1MSc Finance and Private Equity LSEHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, As an undergrad still undecided between consulting vs banking, is the <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> masters in finance and private equity a good option? I feel the MSc...1
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+1Looking for an Underwriting Analyst - Washington, D.C. AreaHi all, I posted on here late last year and was able to hire two underwriting analysts at my firm. We might have a need for another analyst here in the D.C. office. If anybody is interested, please send me your resume and what you're looking at for compensation to...1
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+1M&A Total transaction considerationIn a share acquisition, do I need to consider NCI and preferred shares as part of the total transaction consideration? I am trying to figure out the FV of an acquisition (assuming it's equal to the purchase consideration...) Thanks!1
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+1Freshman Year GPA?Essentially, if you only look at sophomore, junior, and now senior years, my GPA is between a 3.7 and a 3.8. However, my freshman year, due to my own immaturity and family situations, I got really awful grades (below a 3.0). As a result, my cumulative GPA for my entire time in college is not...1
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+1Filming a documentary featuring Wall St - Any interest in participating?I'm Joe, a documentary film student at New York Film Academy in Battery Park. I need to follow a trader in their life at work and home for a couple of days including interviews. The film is called, Guardians of <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and will also...1
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+1What kind of Excel add-ons do you guys use?Do you guys use anything in particular? Are your firms okay with 3rd party add-ons? I was wondering if I would be able to use add-ons as a Summer Analyst.1
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+1Any unconventional stories?Any unconventional stories here? From people who are in third-tier colleges, and who worked their way into the industry?1
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+1International Finance Corp Venture CapitalHi all, looking for any information on recruiting for IFC's venture capital team. Anything is appreciated. Thanks!1
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+1Holiday allowance in the USSlightly unusual question given the high flier forum this is however there is more to life than the office. Equity analyst in the UK and I get 33 days leave + an additional 5 I can purchase (no national holidays though) - pretty sweet. I also have an US passport and have been thinking about...1
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+1When to move work experience over education in CVHello monkeys! To give background, I've recently completed a Masters in an European semi-target (top 10%), finishing the classes in May and the thesis in January. Concurrently, I've been working since June in a L/S Equity Hedge Fund. I'm currently looking to move from...1
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+1Late to the networking gameHi everyone, So I am lucky enough to go to a Target school, and on paper my resume is pretty good. I've know my technicals pretty well, and I've had experiences that clearly demonstrate my interest in Investment Banking. I am a sophomore and recruiting for 2019 <abbr...1
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+1Seeking guidance: Proprietary powerpoint tools used in IB/ pitching a time saving powerpoint toolsetLooking for guidance re: what PowerPoint add-ins/ macros are used in most IBs please. I run PPT Productivity and we sell a PowerPoint add-in. The add-in provides new functions and streamlined access to existing PowerPoint functions. We created the add-in for strategy consultants (we're ex...1
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+1Family Office Private Equity PayHey all, just accepted a role right out of undergrad at a Multi-Family Office. That being said, 80% of their funds go to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. So, per their words, I'm effectively "an inexperience <abbr title="private...1
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+1Family Office Private Equity Pay?Hey all, just accepted a role right out of undergrad at a Multi-Family Office. That being said, 80% of their funds go to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. So, per their words, I'm effectively "an inexperience <abbr title="private...1
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+1SIG Equity ResearchHey guys, Any idea what SIG equity research is like in terms of prestige, respect etc. Also, what kind of exit opportunities are there, I am interested in how SIG would be viewed by other firms. I know it is a very quantitative firm, so that would be a great learning opportunity as well.1
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+1SeekingAlpha as practice for Equity/Macro Research reports. New user. I'm curious as to what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> thinks the value of writing up Macroeconomic/Equity Research reports on SeekingAlpha would be? I'm looking at just sharpening my investment thesis creation skills, and possibly using...1
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+1NYC/London compared to other global cities?Just a question that came into my mind out of curiosity. Does <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>/London generally just have much better pay than everywhere else? In Toronto, Americans get paid something like 15-30% more than Canadians and I'm wondering is it...1
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+1TPG PE - Business Unit Finance opportunity questionHello! I was recently forwarded information on an opportunity at TPG, and it's described as follows: "An Analyst in the Two-Year Program will focus primarily on performing analytics, financial reporting and accounting associated with Business Unit (BU) Finance, which supports the TPG...1
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+1Notre Dame vs. Brown for VC? Master's Program in Tech EntrepreneurshipI recently got into 2 grad programs and I’m trying to figure out which one to attend. Any suggestions or insights are appreciated! Goal: Eventually get into VC in the US. Background: * International student graduated from a top 15 liberal arts college/Econ major * Almost 1 year...1
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+1Spring /Summer 2018 Housing near [email protected]-HMU @ email above -housing for those attending recruiting events, insight days, interviews, etc. ( temporary housing for summer internship too) -30 min away from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> ; located in east williamburg -near buses & subway that take you...1
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+1FREE Trading Bootcamp Opportunity! Hello all, I came across this cool opportunity, and wanted to share amongst my fellow peers. Any current Sophomore or Junior who is interested in a career in trading should definitely consider applying to Flow Traders all expense paid intensive 2 day trading bootcamp in NYC! APPLICATION IS...1
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+1Buy Ielts certificate Band 8 oman(whatsapp:+1(701)781-6419)buy original ielts certificate.PURCHASE VALID IELTS,IDP,TOEFL,GMAT,ESOL,VISA,PASSPORT.............etc Are you tired of writing and failing this exams ? Or you dont know how to go about them ? Or you need information on this Exams , OR you need a trip to have fun and money wont let you get passport or visa in time ?? WORRY...1
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+1SF Officedo you know what groups/division are in offices in the west coast like SF? for example, are sales and trading divisions/asset management available in SF? or only in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>1
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+1Excel Debt Loan Technical QuestionCan anyone model this? I finished B school with Real Estate Masters degree, and am having a lot of trouble. The following investment on 1/1/2017 with the following terms: • $100,000,000 Total Loan – interest only payments/non-amortizing • 24 month term • 12% interest rate -...1
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+1Breaking into MBB/Top Tier Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, this is my first post, but I have been a user for quite a while. I am currently studying Economics at a semi-target UK university, expecting to graduate with a 1:1 (3.7 - 4.0 GPA). I have undertaken Spring internships in...1
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+1How to practice networking?One of the most common tips found on this website is "networking." As a high school student, how can I practice this skill? I'm naturally quite introverted and lack confidence around strangers, but I figured it would be good to start early and build up the right mindset. Any ideas?1
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+1GPA for IR roleSo I was just dinged for an IR role at a fairly large fund ( think Baupost, Elliot, Viking). The headhunter informed that although my experienced matched what they were looking for and I presented well, my GPA was too low. Has anyone else experienced this, your background matches but your...1
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+1Networking with other Non-Targets Email Header?I am from a Non-Target in the Midwest that is not a large state school, but still pretty well known in STEM disciplines. I have been talking with the few alumni that are present in Investment Banking, and they have been very helpful so far. However, I have also networked with people other than...1
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+1University of Washington V.S. Northeastern for undergrad Hi, I am a international student and got admitted by both University of Washington (Undecided major) and Northeastern University (Business School with scholarship). And if I finally decided to go to UW, I plan to major in both statistics and business school. My career goal is in investment...1
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+1No, Blockchain Doesn’t Threaten Wall StreetTLDR: It’s not about technology, it’s about brand value and how people inherently attribute trust I recommend reading the source post here w/ pictures & better formatting: https://ejahead.wordpress.com/2018/04/11/blockchain-wall-street/ Oh boy, I’ve been hesitant to talk about...1
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+1Accenture or The Highland GroupI'm working on Accenture but have a offer from the highland group, from your experience recommend!?!1
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+1FT Re-Recruiting After InternshipHello Monkeys, I'm an undergraduate junior with an internship at Strategy& this summer, and would maybe like to re-recruit at other firms (which I didn't have a chance to last year). My questions are: 1. If I'm lucky enough to get an <abbr title="full...1
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+1NYU MSRE - AdmissionsWhat is the admissions criteria for NYU MSRE? I have seen what they said on their website but was wondering if any of you had any insight. I am a senior at Syracuse with a 3.0 and varied internships within the industry. All and any help is appreciated!1
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+1Personal MBA Coach: Courting Your Target Business SchoolsMBA admissions representatives want you to get to know and like their schools! This interaction is a step in the MBA application process that is often overlooked. Yet for many schools, it is a critical one. When and how to interact with business school students, staff and in some cases faculty...1
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+1Accenture or The Highland Group!I'm working on Accenture but got an offer from the highland group. What would you recommend I do?!?!1
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+1Advice for a College FreshmenHey yall. I'm an incoming University of Michigan LSA Honors freshmen and I wanted to seek some advice. Having acquired about 50 credit hours in high school, I'm on track to graduate in three years with at least two degrees. As of now, my plan is to finish up these three years and...1
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+1Need life and job advice - breaking in to financial services/ tradingHi, I am wonder if anyone here who have experiences in the financial service sector give me some advice if the career path is feasible or logical. Sorry if my English isn't perfect, as sometimes I find it hard to express myself in word. About myself I am currently approach 30 soon, I am...1
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+1Any help welcomed! Struggling with internal move to Trading SideHey monkeys, Was hoping some people on the <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> side could give me a hand or any advice here because I'm at wits' end trying to figure this out after several years in the industry. I have posted before on various other...1
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+1Intern to Full Time in a different VerticalThis summer I will be interning at PwC in their Risk Assurance department. However, I am much more interested in working in their management consulting or tech consulting roles. What are the chances I'm able to finesse a full time offer from a different vertical than the one I have an...1
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+1Purple Innovations Can someone please help me find the Purple Innovations equity research report by Wedbush..........? 1
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+1PJ Solomon Very curious as to what the community's thoughts are on PJ Solomon. Specifically at the Summer Analyst level. What is to be expected for Work-life, Deal Flow, Exits, etc. They are ranked well on Vault but I can't seem to find much about the Summer programs. 1
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+1Tuck vs. Yale SOM for MBAdeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete1
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+1NYC M.S. RE candidate - summer internship searchHey all thank you for taking a look and offering your advice. I am currently in my first semester of an M.S. in Real Estate program in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (one of the two top schools, do the math) and am seeking a summer internship. My previous...1
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+1Follow Warren Buffett News on Instagram ! (https://www.instagram.com/warrenbuffettnews/)This instagram posts quotes & news about Warren Buffett and his companies. Our goal is to be the best Warren Buffett news source on Instagram which is why we post the news as it happens. Everything here is human curated, no bots! With ~8 news articles posted per day, and a similar number of...1
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+1Contacted by TrafiguraHi, I've been contacted by Trafigura for their graduate program 2018. They told me to apply and that I will be shortlisted directly. Has anyone been through the process this way ?1
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+1Trafigura Background checkHow thorough is their back ground check, if it exists ? On my Linked-In profile, it says that I did a 4 months long internship when in reality it was only 2 and now they called me to apply to the international trader program. I really didn't mean to lie on my profile, even though it...1
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+1U4 / U5 when switching from IB to PE?Hi guys - I have a few questions regarding U4 / U5 as the web doesn't return any good info on it. - The Bank I left have sent me U5 that was submitted to FINRA - My current <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop doesn't require registration, but I...1
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+1Career Advice on How To Write A Thank You Note After InterviewWhat next after you have just given a job interview? Yes, a note of gratitude and you must be wondering what to write and the first thing you do is google that. Whether you like or not, a thank you note after interview is essential, be it an informational interview or a regular job interview,...1
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+1Corporate AccessDoes anyone have an idea about corporate access analyst and what they do? From I gathered, they pretty much arrange meetings, conferences for buy side & sell side.1
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+1Sohn NYCAs Sohn is around the corner: is any <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> investor going to attend the conference? Heard that the event is very crowded and wonder, how useful it is from a networking perspective.1
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+1From Beef to Investment Banking: Leucadia National is shifting its focus to investment bank Jefferies*“The randomness of the businesses probably prevented a lot of potential investors from sharpening their pencils”* Leucadia National Corp., the holding company with stakes in Jefferies, The National Beef Packing Company, and various other "random" companies, is looking to be...1
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+1Current Big 4 Post-Merger Integration Manager - What are my Exit Ops?The pay is is great, but I'm over the travel and the shitty PMO work. Colleagues have mostly left for other firms, but I'd really love to get out of consulting and sleep in my bed every night/actually start using my brain. The vast majority of my experience has been on the...1
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+1Summer Associate BBGreetings! I've heard about lots of opportunities for summer analysts in <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> who can follow numerous routes after the internship. Given that <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer is still heavily dependent on...1
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+1What are the best AM firms in Toronto?Does anyone know the best <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firms in Toronto and what their comp looks like? The Big 5 apparently also have an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> branch but I hear they aren't too good. Thanks1
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+1Non-Ivy Graduate - Best Opportunities For Career Growth?I know this is a topic that's been posted before, but as a very recent graduate from Cal Poly SLO, I'm trying to gauge what's the most realistic path for me in finance. I had a 3.2 GPA out of undergrad while being a student-athlete, and didn't have time to pursue finance...1
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+1Canadian IB or American IB and exit oppsI have 2 questions about how Investment Banking works in Canada vs the States. What I've been reading on many posts is that in Canada, the general route is career banking while in the States it's <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> to <abbr...1
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+1Business school - Kelley or WisconsinI have been offered a direct admission into the Kelley School of Business and I also have been accepted at University of Wisconsin, Madison where I intend to take up Business Management. My specific doubts are : 1) On a general note, which business program is better between the two ? 2)...1
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+1NBA Playoffs 2018With the playoffs starting on Saturday, does anyone have any predictions for this post-season? I personally see the Rockets winning or another Warriors championship.1
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+1Do I really need an MBA to move from Analyst to Associate ? (Or undergrad entry level to MBA-starting level)Hi the people of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, The title said it all. I have always wondered whether an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is worth it. I graduate from an Ivy. Then I started a company and sold...1
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+1ESPN's new look<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks surged. Some credit a tweet from Trump saying a Syria attack might not be as imminent as he suggested on Wednesday. Markets also geared up for today's big earnings day, when big banks take the stage. </li> ...1
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+1IBD Responsibilities for Post-MBA AssociatesI have a non-traditional background going to <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> this Fall and will be recruiting for <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. After speaking with several bankers it seems that the bulk of...1
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+1My Key Takeaways From Chapter 7 and Commentary 7 of the Intelligent Investor. Part 8/16. To Be Continued.#### **Chapter 7 Portfolio Policy for the Enterprising Investor: The Positive Side** **Operations in Common Stocks** The activities specially characteristic of the enterprising investor in the common-stock field may be classified under 4 heads: 1. Buying in low markets and selling in...1
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+1Elon Musk's Resume FormatI understand this is old news, but I was curious to see how Elon Musk's resume was formatted. [Source](https://novoresume.com/career-blog/elon-musk-one-page-resume) Now, I've been told time after time at my University that strictly using "Times New Roman, 10 pt. font,...1
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+1Australia vs Canadian IBDoes Canada (Toronto) or Australia (Sydney) have a larger <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> market? -Which has higher comp? -Which has more jobs? -Which has more exit opps? Thanks1
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+1How to not upset this headhunter?I recently met with a headhunter about some Associate opportunities they're trying to fill. I basically got feedback from them that I probably wouldn't be a good fit given the criteria the client provided to them. However, I know someone that knows some people that are pretty senior...1
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+1A move from mutual fund PM to private bank PMI'm working for an established local mutual fund in Asia as a portfolio manager investing directly in equities. I was recently approached by a global private bank in my country for a portfolio manger role. I would like to know what is the main difference between a PM at a mutual fund and a...1
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+1Blackstone Portfolio Operations ProgramThere are a few posts about this group at Blackstone, but unfortunately they don't contain much (if any) insight. I'm curious if anyone could provide more background about the role and whether it is more back office (portfolio valuation, treasury, cash management, reporting, etc.) or...1
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+1Question on how to respond to a referralHi all, I hope that you are doing well. I was lucky enough to connect with an alum of my school who is an MD at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. He was very nice and after I emailed him, he referred me to multiple people, one of whom already contacted me....1
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+1Muzinich & Co. - Info/Thoughts?Was wondering if anyone could give any information on Muzinich & Co. From what I can gather it looks like they're a corporate credit fund that focus on a variety of credit strategies (high yield, long/short, emerging markets, investment grade, private markets, etc.) (no...1
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+1M&A Job/Interview PreperationI'm currently a university junior looking at going into <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> at a fortune 500 company. They don't specialize in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, but do have a small...1
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+1Deferred MBAHello, Does anyone know much about the deferred <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in America? I am a second-year history major at Queen's University, Ontario with a 4.0/4.3 GPA. I worked as a fundraising strategist for a charity,...1
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+2Good place to work Goldman. is Goldman a good place to work?? I wonder if they hire people who do not have top grades but have strong interpersonal skills12
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+2Entry & Qualities to Investment BankingHi, I've been a member here for a few months, just casually reading through various content. Luckily enough, I received an internship in London this summer (I'm still uncertain as to how that happened), but I'm starting to doubt some of my abilities. I have been trading for...7
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+2Will I Be Able to Land Interviews?So I am a sophomore at Cornell University and I have an extremely strong GPA in CAS econ (one of the highest in the class) and I am interested in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I have decent EC's and am extremely social but I have yet to attend a info...6
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+1Best In-Office GymsWas having a conversation with a friend, but from those who have worked or interned in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> banking offices, which one's have the best in-house gyms? I know that Goldman's is quality, but interested for *fun*3
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+1VC Internship Would having a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> internship abroad look good for Investment Banks? I am currently a Freshman, and I'm guessing any sort of experience would look good, especially with the accelerated recruiting schedule. What are your guys thoughts?2
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+1BonjourHello!! I have recently join this forum, and looking towards the more guidance abut the career in finance.1
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+1How good does a top Hedge Fund internship look?wondering what the perception is for having an internship at a celebrated <abbr title="hedge fund">hf</abbr> (think Greenlight, Elliott, Baupost) in portfolio valuation? might it make breaking in out of undergrad more feasible? also, how about for looking to do <abbr...1
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+1Starting in Finance when older?Hello, I would like to know of any examples, either from posters on this forum or potentially more famous examples of people beginning in finance, specifically hedge funds, at an older age. The majority of examples I found were quant or systematic types who are phd academics who left to join...1
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+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...50
+7Why I believe most psychologists are a scamI was first going to make a comment on the ADD/ADHD topic but I think that topic eventually leads to a bigger issue. I know this is a sensitive subject since some people on this forum probably use a psychologist, and most people definitely know others with mental issues. Therefore I would...24
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+2Is it normal that I only study like 3-5 hours per WEEK for my Bachelor's degree? (I AM NOT TROLLING!)Hi, I only study 3-5 hours per week for my undergraduate Bachelor's degree. My major is General Management. So, it's a Bachelor in Business Administration. And my GPA has been 3.8/4.0 so far. What I am now wondering is: Is this normal? Are all the other people making up their huge...8
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+2How to Start an Investment Bank/Brokerage Firm without Being a Licensed Broker?I have a dilemma. I am not a licensed broker or a financial advisor. I have a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. I'm also working toward an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. I've been...8
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+1Freshman Search Fund InternshipHi I'm currently a freshman at a target school and recently got offered a private equity internship at a search fund. Wondering how helpful it would be if my goal is a sophomore year internship in i banking or private equity? Thanks4
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+11The Joyous Process of HiringThis is more so letting me vent, so bare with me here. I've begun the process of hiring a few new analysts, and it amazes me that the job postings spell out VERY SPECIFIC base requirements and people just ignore this. Now, I'm not talking about "minimum 5 years...47
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+1Realtor Marketing StrategyIs there any real estate agent who could give me some piece of advice in order for me to sell my home? Can you suggest a best marketing strategy? Thanks4
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+3Funny reasons for rejectionsSo I am currently looking for a new role being largely fed up with hours and bored with work contents at my current place. I have been with the same company for over 4 years, basically fresh out of uni so not much interview experience. I am also not in <abbr title="New...24
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+4Why the hate on Penn State?I usually get tons of MS thrown at me when talking about Penn State and how many students from there get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Their NLF Fund places around 90%+ of the students into Front Office roles in <abbr title="New York...33
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