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+52What were the biggest lies you were told during the interview process that weren't true on the actual job?Examples: -"We have great team culture" -> they are neutral with each other -"Facetime is not required" -> but they'll call you out if you don't show up -"We love you / We want you to come in immediately" -> they actually can't f***king...87
+52How I Broke Into Goldman IBD From a Non-TargetHello Everyone, I am a senior at a non-target school in the northeast and have recently accepted a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at <abbr title="Goldman...38
+41Consequences after being caught cheatingHello, I am not proud of what I have done but I think the US academic pushed me to focus too much on academics rather than the actual content. Background: I am an international student and my undergrad was business, I had the chance to be accepted in an intensive computer science grad...122
+41Football, Potential Felon, Non Target ---> S&T Offer####ABOUT ME A decent amount of details will be omitted, went through too much to type.. just shoot questions… My mom was 21 when she had me and my father was a taxi driver In <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Growing up was a bit tough given the cards I was...28
+31How do you stop being butthurt and emotional in this business?Do any of you cry if your MD/PM yelled at you for screwing up, or coming late, etc.? Or simply feeling irritated by your MD/co workers who speak in a stern voice? How do you stop taking all of this personally, and realize that all that matters at the end of the day is money? 89
+25UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A FirmHi everyone, This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and has been a great source of motivation. Therefore, I’d like to...16
+22It's getting ugly out there - Baly to cut 13 stock teamsArticle just hit last night...Baly cutting 13 stock teams (~40 investment professionals) plus a bunch of back office to be cut by end of year. Oct was really bad for hedge funds, Nov has been an official **bloodbath**. MLP, Citadel, Baly all getting hit hard. Garden leaves vary by firm, but...78
+21Career Paths/Exit OpportunitiesI think this would be very beneficial to a lot of people on this forum, so if you could list your career path to how you got to your position you are currently in now from undergrad, as well as the firm or at the least the size, it would be very appreciated. Ex: investment sales (think...32
+20I'm nervous about ring for herI'm looking for where to buy a ring and found this (redacted spam). What do you think of it? Whether you are deceived there or have you heard something about it? Tell me, you've already gone through this. I'm nervous!30
+17"Self Made"Simple question. Can you really consider yourself "self made" when your parents dropped $100,000+ on a public or private education for you? I hear people claim that their "self-made" but yet they went to a $200,000+ private school completely on their parents dime. Interested...61
+16How has MeToo changed your willingness to mentor female team members?Just curious if it's changed anything for anyone else? Not going to lie, it's made me very paranoid, I don't meet anyone (male or female) at all unless it's in a public place and I had cameras installed with audio at our main office. I talked to a few executives at...34
+14UVA or Cornell?So I am at city college right now and killed it there with a 4.0 and am fortunate enough to receive offers of admission as a transfer student for next Spring to both UVA & Cornell. I got in Pre-comm for UVA (opportunity to apply to Mcintire) and Hotel for Cornell. I am completely unsure on...106
+13"What do you want for Christmas"Hold off on the jokes, for now. Every year my family and significant other inevitably asks me what I want for christmas (early/mid 30's). Every year I have no ideas to supply them with outside of token fluff as I would have already purchased it if I wanted/needed it. That said, my...32
+11Buyside Jobs out of UndergradHow do the people who get jobs at places like Silver Lake, Silver Point, and Blackstone do it? Are they just smarter, do they work harder, is it connections? And how do those jobs compare to top banking jobs at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, MS or EBs?38
+11Incoming full-time Analysts: How much debt (student loan/cc debt) do you have?Thought this would be interesting to see. How much in student loans did you take out? Do you have any existing credit card debt? If so, are you paying interest?63
+10The WSO Job Board is Now FREE The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is upload a resume and they will be allowed to submit their application. <P> <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg text-center" id="Register...4
+102019 Race/Competition Goals?I know a bunch of people on here compete. What are your goal times for next year for your events --- 5Ks 10Ks, Marathons, Tris, etc etc etc? Whats your big race of the year? This is what I am thinking so far... Plan to do: Jan 50K (registered) - just want to finish / have fun (its a...42
+10Two-Year Sabbatical/Break from PEI’m a Senior Associate at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund in my mid-20s. I enjoy what I do, but want to try something different. I’ve had an entrepreneurship bug as far back as I can remember,...14
+10Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Paris, Toronto, Charlotte & DC this month, plus <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-new-york-happy-hour-thursday-82-700pm-slatterys-midtown-pub"><abbr title="New York...117
+9GS Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2019I'd like to start the 2019 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. The application just opened up and I plan on applying in the next week few weeks. Taking this content directly from last year's post - In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed...19
+9What is High Finance? Is this just a made up term? What's middle and low or even atmospheric finance? Can someone define?22
+9Financial & 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 to enroll in...52
+9Christmas GiftsHey All, As we approach the holiday season, I was just curious what types of gifts you guys were thinking of getting for your mother/father/girlfriend/boyfriend/grandparent etc. I personally love getting people gifts and am gearing up for some serious holiday shopping and am excited to spend...26
+8Protein Shake as a mealLooking for something to substitute breakfast/get good protein after a workout. Never done it before but bought an overpriced shake recently and really liked it (Strawberry, banana and vanilla? protein powder) pretty sweet tbh but something that doesn't taste like crap and has good...38
+8Do wealthy men actually attract gorgeous women?There's a narrative out there that wealthy men (non-celebrity) get hot women. Is this based in reality or is it a Hollywood story? I work with some very wealthy people and their wives or significant others aren't really that attractive. I find they're usually with someone who...29
+8Advantages of DebtHi, why is having a certain amount of debt being preferred to having none? I get that interest expense is tax-deductible but isn't my net income always lower when having debt as opposed to having no debt?16
+8Hedge Funds v/s Private Equity: Which industry will survive and thrive in the next two decades?**Loaded Naive Questions Alert:** *Apologies for the verbosity.* I recently read a thread on the hedge fund bloodbath. Coincidentally, I recently saw a video where Balysany spoke at Milken Institute's panel discussion and gave some profound advise on 'How to run a hedge fund?';...14
+82018 Investment Banking Report: 8 Trends in the Industry<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ibreport_title_2018_2.png" alt="" /></center> <br> Wall Street Oasis (WSO) released a detailed <a...1
+8Debt Fund Modeling / ArgusCalling all debt fund analysts/associates... I work at a mortgage <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> as an analyst and we are a typical bridge lender. I am curious to see how detailed other shops underwriting/modeling is. - Besides the typical...14
+8Investment Sales Vs. Debt/Equity BrokerageI am currently deciding whether to go into investment sales vs. being a debt/equity broker. If you could be as specific as you can, what are the differences between the two. Comp., time it takes to break out, exit opportunities, what are some companies to start for <abbr title="New York...17
+7Paid Subscriptions that are worth their money/good value?Are you guys enrolled in any paid subscriptions? do you think paid subscriptions are worth it? what kind of subscriptions are you willing to pay for? they don't have to related to news or magazines, you can add music subscriptions or game subscriptions etc. Personally, i'm thinking...30
+7What level do I have to be at to get a trophy wife?To be more specific I want a supermodel wife. Those with internships, did your MDs have banging victoria secret angels as their spouses? What about the VPs? Do I need to be the CEO or the manager of a hedge fund to get one? If not supermodel, I'll take the next step down and do a...6
+6Interview with Piper JaffrayI'm interviewing at Piper Jaffray for Diversified Industrials and Services Investment Banking, can someone shed some light on how the interview process is like? Anything about this group at Piper Jaffray will also be helpful.32
+6Top Banks for Leveraged Finance?Hey monkeys I’m looking to lateral into Leveraged Finance. What are some of the top banks for Levfin? I would imagine it is those with larger balance sheets, yet Goldman has a <abbr title="leveraged finance">Levfin</abbr> team too. Any insight is...10
+6Traveling to Japan, any tips/suggestions?Hi Everyone, I will be traveling to Japan next month for ~ 9 days (3 Tokyo, 3 Kyoto, 3 Osaka). I was wondering if any of you had any tips or suggestions on things I need to see/try. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! 26
+6Joining LevFin and FSG at this point in the cycleGot an offer from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and I will have to choose my team soon. Their LevFin/<abbr title="Financial Sponsors Group">FSG</abbr> is the top one, however, would it be dumb to join one of these teams at the moment given...25
+5Evercore and Lazard NY Placement Just wanted to make a post to see how EVR and LAZ did this year in regards to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> placement. Thanks guys.16
+5What's the most Prestigious thing to own?Bank, Museum, Charitable Foundation, Research Institute, Technology Company, Space Company, a Country etc 22
+5How bad is Deutsche Bank these daysHow bad is DB these days particularly for ASOS starting and career trajectory and pay. A lot of articles about people and teams leaving before bonus season. It sounds bad from the outside. If you have any other choices should you forgo DB at this...7
+5Diminishing ROI for Banking?Most people here obsess over "prestige" and staying on "the path." Yet the traditional route of undergrad -> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is well trodden, and the ...2
+5Who is the most prestigious person alive?Who are some of the most prestigious people alive? Who are some of the most prestigious people you know? 25
+5IB or $200M PE Fund out of UG?I'm in an interesting situation and I was hoping that some of you <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members could lend me a hand. In Summer 2017 I interned at a small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund (three employees, $100M...8
+5White Cotton Button-Down OxfordTitle. Any brand recommendations that make them in numbered sizes? (16.5 35) Preferably no logo or pocket27
+5Real Estate Opportunity For Civil EngineersHi all, I am currently a student enrolled in the <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> Civil Engineering. I have an entrepreneur mindset and I really don't wanna grind from 9 to 5. To heat up the game, I do work for some of my projects which include websites and...6
+5Had a "fit" interview with MD of ECM...Takeaways and ConcernsEdit: Thank you everyone for your response. Now I'm just writing to fill up the space and use up the minimum character limit.28
+5RE Mezzanine DebtCan someone give me a rundown on mezz debt? 1) What term will mezz lenders do? 2) Is it always interest only or do they also amortize in some circumstances? 3) Are there ever holdbacks in the loan? Is it always fully funded upfront? What if it is for construction? 4) What total DSCR, LTV,...18
+5New 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...5
+5New York Technology Focused Buyout ShopsHey guys – I wanted to try and get a list of some reputable buyout shops (not growth equity) that participate in internet/software buyouts. I know that the majority of these are located in San Francisco/Palo Alto/Menlo Park. However, there are a few such as Siris Capital (web.com buyout) that...7
+5Chance at HBS/GSB? Profile EvaluationHi all, Made a throwaway account for anonymity. Would like to know my chances at an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr>/GSB. URM Female 3.6 GPA, Non-Target...11
+4Any of you here ever bartended before?Not in high finance so the work hours are more laid back and left my old job a little over a week ago after getting an offer in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. It seems like back in my college days, bartender was the job to get but even now when I have been out of...15
+4What can I do in high school to get into HYPSM?As you all know, top targets are incredibly competitive, and they reject so many people who are obviously geniuses, I'd like to study finance and go into ibanking, and then switch over to hedge funds. Problem is, I'm a sophomore in high school, no idea what to do to improve my...49
+42019 Investment Banking Analyst Program - JP MorganI have just finished my HireVue questions for 4 different positions and they all appeared to be the same: 1. Explain why are you going to be a good fit for the analyst position at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan. 2. Describe a time when you were a part of a...11
+4Any late bloomers or guys who missed out on a lot growing up feeling this way about life as you get older?I might be one of the very few here but my background was atypical compared to the normal American kid. Grew up poor, didn't have a halfway decent high school experience that involved spring breaks and breaking out of your shell (high school was straight World Star lol), and college...2
+4Marriage?Are you investment bankers better off marrying a girl who’s also working the same job in investment banking? I feel like they would understand the obscene workload and long hours. And the combined income could also reach up to a million for the family in the long run. Or would you prefer a...14
+4When is the slowest time of the year? Do you get extended time off?*How much time do you get off for the holiday season? Christmas? A couple days? A week?* *Are other times of the year less busy, and thus, can you take off a few days off? If so, what time of the year is that? Is Labor day (weekend) particularly slow?* Assuming these answers are highly...9
+4What's your biggest regret in life?What's your biggest regret in life and if you could do it differently, would you? As I grow wiser and older, it appears to me that choosing finance and accounting was the biggest mistake of my life. This is not because I'm doing poorly but the work in itself is very repetitive and...25
+4WSO Internships & Employment OpportunitiesJoin the Wall Street Oasis Team! <h4>Open opportunities for students: </h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> </ul> <h4>Open opportunities for...11
+4Piper Jaffray Career Exploration Program 2019There hasn't been a thread on this yet for this year. Anyone have any insight or details on the process or the program itself? Just had my phone interview, but not sure when we hear back. My call was also pretty short...12
+4Effective communication (for non-natives)Hi, I was wondering if someone can recommend a source or way to improve ones fluency in spoken English? I consume almost all media, books, papers etc in English and have no significant difficulties doing so. But as I’m barely exposed to taking the active part, my level of fluency is...11
+4Living a Serious LifeI was recently watching Chappaquiddick and there was a line that stuck out to me “You can choose to live a serious or non-serious life but if you choose to live a non-serious life I won’t have much time for you.” Joe Kennedy to Ted Kennedy as a youth. That being said, what are some of...7
+4Was Lehman Brothers a BB?I was 9 when Lehman went under so a question to the older <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members - was Lehman considered a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> etc? 8
+3Why do investment bankers get paid so much when their work is so easy?And don't tell that they work too long. I know a manager at walmart who work as much as IBankers and makes just 80k. She has also a degree and been working 12 years in the same company. Even high schoolers with passion can do <abbr title="investment...12
+3B Riley FBR / Very small I-bankI am a Big 4 portfolio valuations manager (recent promote) and was just offered an associate position at B Riley FBR in there I-banking division. Whats the word on this firm or switching from big 4 to very small I-banks in general?? I am also applying to top B-schools (not admitted yet) - is it...9
+3CF BIG4 Poland -> BB IB London (when should I start networking?)Hello everyone. I'm a recent graduate from Warsaw School of Economics with a terrible GPA, which I believe is near to the median GPA (4.16/5.00). I've been working for one of the BIG4 firms for several months now. As you can imagine, I can't brag about grades I amassed throughout...8
+3Get 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
+3Acepted Private Bank Analyst Job with BB. HR not answering me, ghosting me?Hi everyone. Recently I accepted a Private Bank Analyst position with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> for after I graduate (the Bank name is not necessary). On my offer letter there is a start date for July 2019. The first 6 weeks of the program are actually in a...18
+3How much of a raise after 1 year?So my boss called me in for a meeting to discuss my year end salary and bonus. I didn't initiate the meeting, he did. I've basically crushed my expectations coming out of undergrad and ending the year with two big closings this year. - How much should I expect to receive in a...6
+3Taking the GMAT or sticking with the GRE?Hello, I took the GMAT a year ago and got a 329. High 160s in quant and low 160s in verbal. I'll be applying to business schools in a few years and wanted to know if it was worth taking the GMAT. I'll be targeting T25 schools mostly. Should I prepare and take the GMAT? My goal is...6
+3Should I worry about automation?I've seen a lot of posts about people saying automation is overblown then others that say automation will hit hard in 20 or so years (specifically in non-STEM jobs.) I'm a bit worried about which jobs in finance will disappear or be largely cut down. I'm interested in mainly...8
+3What's the most coveted job in the Finance world? Where do all the top Finance and Economics students want to go to. Also what's the toughtest job to get? I've heard analyst at Citi is the toughest.13
+3Do I need BIWS/WSP if I have the Rosenbaum book?Just was curious as I have the Rosenbaum book but wasn't sure if it would be worthwhile to purchase the BIWS or WSP course as well. 17
+3What are the best non-Bumble/Tinder dating apps? 9
+3Lack of ModelingSecured a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer in a group that is known as the top group in the bank. Strongest deal flow and hardest group to break into. Only issue is that they don't model. Goal is <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>...6
+3Christmas-list Book SuggestionsI'm looking to fill up my christmas list with some good books, and I'm looking for suggestions and opinions about books on the following topics: 1) Distressed securities investing (heard a lot about Moyer, any other good ones?) 2) Corporate bankruptcy/restructuring 3)...7
+3Are we in a recession?I looked at market prices today and everything is telling me we are about to enter a recession. Citi is the worst bank but still about earning $7 a year and 8 <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> now....all banks doing poorly. Industrials crushed. Apple around 13...7
+3Can Derivatives Cure Cancer?[This TED Talk](https://www.csail.mit.edu/news/how-financial-engineering-can-cure-cancer) by MIT Professor Andrew Lo describes how financial engineering can be used to help cure cancer. In the video he describes what sounds like an ABS with several tranches that would be open to public...8
+3Bocconi (IEF) vs University of Manchester (with an exchange year at an American university)I am 17 and I have been accepted by the University of Manchester, in the course called "International Management with American Business Studies", and accepted in Bocconi's IEF degree. I am interested in a career in Business (I love management and creating my own firm) but more...7
+2Underage Drinking with SA Team? I'm going to the States for an internship this summer. I'm legal where I am (Canada), but wouldnt be in the States. Would you reccomend drinking at work functions/going out with the team for drinks after work? I'm 19, female and I'm nervous about fitting into the culture....5
+2Picking the right IB group<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> nation, Got an offer from one of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> banks with the potential of joining these teams: Automotive, Transport & Infra, Metals & Mining and Oil & Gas. Any ideas...3
+2First Job Career QuestionHi all, I just received an offer for an acquisitions analyst position at a small(ish) value-add investment firm in a secondary market. They target deal size of $2MM-$20MM and do roughly $50MM in volume a year. The starting salary is pretty low, and there isn't a bonus, but we can put...3
+2Dubai LandscapeHi, I am interested in doing <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and particularly <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> but I could not find a good opportunity in the US. I am going to a target but struggling to get...4
+2Best way to apply to mid-market UK firmsHi everyone, I've been a <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> member for a while but this is my first post. I'm currently looking to apply to <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>/<abbr title="elite...3
+2Career Advice Banking vs ConsultingHello everyone currently I am in a dilemma I figure only strangers on the internet can help me with. So a little background on my CV, I come a non-target background with a 3.2 GPA in finance. I have been able to complete four internships in my time in undergrad which has helped me get this...8
+2Is a phone call enough to break a contract?Hey guys, Was wondering if a phone call to HR and former manager is enough to renege on an offer, or is it necessary to send a certified mail to the company so as there is a written trace somewhere. I just want to make sure everything is done properly so it doesn't backfire in the...1
+2How long did it take you to land your offer?I have gone through a handful of rounds for private equity ranging from 1st round to final rounds and have come short every time. This has become a frustrating time for me and it is only making me lose track of the end goal as the entire recruiting process is wearing me down. I am a second...1
+2taking a gap year before starting IB full time? burned out?I have an <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer from a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> this summer as a junior at a target; I'm incredibly grateful...4
+2Acquiring a company that has a large amount of debt, solutions?There's a company that is looking to be acquired. The company is in a very niche market, has a decent amount of market share, high sales but operational inefficiencies, large amount of debt and high interest payments. If the company is acquired, what could be some possible solutions to the...4
+2CS(major/minor) and/or ECON(major/minor) and/or SOCIOLOGY(major) and/or BUSINESS MINOR at Cornell?It may seem a little bit all over the place, but I'm generally interested in these areas at the same time wanting to optimize my chance of breaking into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I am currently a freshman in A&S at Cornell. I feel like the...5
+2Bloomberg Market ConceptsHas anyone purchased the BMC course and knows if one gets access to an interface like the one of a terminal? Or is it just watching explanatory videos - doesn't become clear from what they promote on their website.5
+2What is your salary expectation? Interview question ER at BBHave been interviewing for an equity research role at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and wondering what's the salary I should expect/ask for? I see on glassdoor for an <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> analyst it's about 92k....6
+2‘Thousand points of light’RIP George Herbert Walker Bush Still not sure what to make of this administration. Is someone just trolling Trump? In July, Trump had this to say about the former president: [quote=“Donald Trump”]Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one. What the hell is that? Has anyone...10
+2Improve Chances at Chicago BoothIf you are applying to Chicago Booth's MBA program, I'd like you help you improve your chances of acceptance. I'm presenting *[Get Accepted to Chicago Booth](https://reports.accepted.com/mba/chicago_booth_mba)* this Wednesday at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. I will...1
+2Superday at Elite Boutique w Nontarget Candidate fffffffffff fffmmmgggghhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodgdndgngdanjldgalndganlgadjlndgjlndagjndgajlndagjlndgajnldgnjldganljdgjlndgajlndagjlndgajnldgajlndagjlndgajlndgjln Deleted.11
+2Not getting anywhere with bigger shops that I want an off-cycle at, should I just cold call/go in person?To preface, I am currently networking. Contacted around 100+ people at larger banks, bigger firms etc. Currently doing an off cycle at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> as well. The thing is, I know these larger <abbr title="private...8
+2JPM vs Evercore vs for London SA Hi all, New to the site and wanted some opinions on whether to take <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> for a summer analyst position or Evercore for the same position. Can anyone speak...12
+2MS in Real Estate Options in DCHi, I know there was a thread created a few years ago, but I wanted to see if anyone has done either the Georgetown MSRE or the Johns Hopkins MSRE programs? I'd be doing the part-time at either program and still working. I didn't know if one was perceived better or had a bigger...6
+2Is Corp Dev (Biopharma/Biotech) -> FP&A (Tech) -> Corp Dev (Tech) a Reasonable Path?I graduated from a target school and was hired into an analyst role in the corp dev team at a SMid-cap biopharma. I was promoted to senior analyst recently and am now approaching the 2 year mark at my company. However, in the past year, the corp dev team has been de-prioritized relative to...7
+2Best recruiter for lateraling?I am currently a second year analyst at a middle market and my time recently hasn’t been great in the group with a toxic culture and exodus of other analysts. I would like to re-do/finish my 2nd year at another bank and potentially do a third year so that I can recruit as well. What is the...3
+2DU MSREHey guys, Does anyone know much about the University of Denver's MSRE program and how it might compare to some of the top programs out there (i.e. Cornell, MIT, Berkeley, etc.)? Would opportunities/networking be regional or nation-wide? Limited to development? Thanks for all the help!6
+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Resume Review, Wall Street Mentors, Financial Modeling...18
+2SA opportunities - UBS vs BaringsHi, I currently have to opportunities to choose between. An asset management role w/ UBS realty investors or with the debt fund at Barings. Could anyone speak to the reputation of either of these firms a bit further? Which one also may better lead to a role in Acquisitions <abbr...3
+2Looking to talk to RE Developers about the capital raising and investor management processHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> RE professionals, I'm heading sales and biz dev for a startup that's designing a deal showcasing and investor management product for small to mid-sized developers. We're looking for short 15-20 min calls with...5
+2Potential upside (but when?)Lets say that I use a <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> or <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> and find that there is an upside compared to the current market pricing of the stock. This essentially only tells me that there is an...5
+2Please help me with ExcelHi guys, I am currently preparing for an Excel test. I downloaded a list of transactions from CAPIQ but can not seem to be able to sort the value columns by number (ex: from least to greatest). It only lets me sort from A to Z. I have tried copying and pasting into a brand new column but it...9
+2May 2019 Grad.. Commit to Job Now or WaitJust recently received an offer with Capital One's Commercial Banking Rotational Program. The structure is 3 rotations, with 1 being in Credit Risk. I've always leaned more towards <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Lending out of undergrad, which is...16
+2What's JP Morgan's Global Knowledge Network/Centralized Research Global?As stated, what's <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan's Global Knowledge Network/Centralized Research Global? It was a summer internship program in Shanghai and given its description, it sounds like a research group within investment banking office. I am...2
+2Graduating in a couple of weeks with no experienceI'm struggling quite a bit to create a job search strategy and would seriously appreciate any guidance that I can get. I'm a student graduating this month from an absolutely non-target state university in California, with a grade point average in the 3 to 3.5 range. I've never...9
+2How often does your firm drug test?Took a labcorp drug test for the job starting Jan 1st, not sure how much they drug test or if they keep drug testing. I was at a medium sized REPE before this and they didn't drug test at all so I have no idea. Does your firm drug test? And if so how often?3
+2McKinsey Interview ExperienceRecently I had an interview with McKinsey. After the first round, my interviewer bin my papers in front of me. Does anyone has this experience before? This really brings down the positive image I had with them so far.7
+2International Real Estate AcquisitionsI'm interested in getting people's perspectives on why more of a focus doesn't go into acquiring properties internationally or in emerging markets. I'm assuming that a fund or a buyer with a fairly high risk tolerance would be interested in the (presumably) higher returns...1
+2Full-Time Dilemma - 2 OffersThis is currently my senior year, and luckily I have been able to find employment already. During August this year, I was deep in the process for a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> in a satellite city (think Atlanta/Washington/Boston/Chicago). At the time, it...13
+2What exactly do "real estate consultants" do?This is for places like the big 4. I assume those in <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> tend to do more portfolio and construction level work. It looks like a large part of the services are valuation services. Is it essentially another appraisal shop or is the...6
+2MBA application prep: where and when to start?I'm an undergrad graduating in May (non-target, 3.9+). In the summer I'll begin working in economic consulting (think Cornerstone Research, Analysis Group, NERA). After around 3 years (depending) I'd like to leave for <abbr title="Masters in Business...1
+2phone interview. Is it a negative sign?Had a phone interview with a member of team and it was a very quick conversation that lasted 15 minutes about my background. He sounded very neutral, so it's very hard to tell if he's interested in me or not. In the end, he told me that the interview process is still ongoing and...7
+2Bonus - 2019Hi folks, I work as a private banker and end of year bonus payouts (for my clients & would-be clients - who are mostly hedge fund & <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> folks) is a bonanza period for me. Whoever can chip in with names of <abbr...1
+2MS Finance vs internshipHi everyone, I'm a sophomore at a West Coast semi-target, and I'm debating over whether or not to get a Masters in Finance. My school has a progressive degree program where I can take MS Finance coursework and graduate in an extra year, but I've enough completed units to...4
+2Product vs Industry Group explainedWhile I understand what an Investment Banker does, I am having trouble understanding Product / industry groups? would someone mind explaining them in depth please?1
+2Help w/ O&G Question If the price of oil went up, which energy segment would be affected the most and which would be affected the least? (Looking at upstream, midstream, downstream, OFS) New to all this, so any help and or explanations would be much appreciated. Thanks! 1
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our hedge fund interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and actual investment pitch walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to give you...1
+2Need help - Would you take a paycut to work in the FO?Hi guys, Would like to get some inputs from you all. I just graduated about 2 years back and am currently working in the credit risk team of a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in Singapore. I recently got an offer to work for the <abbr title="debt capital...6
+1Where to from here?Long time lurker and grateful for a lot of what I've learned through this community. So, firstly, thank you! About me - 1. Recently moved to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> - 28 years old 2. <abbr title="Certified Public...1
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+1GS Background Check HELP resume or online app? Anyone who can describe the background check process in Goldman Sachs? I have got an offer from a middle office and now is in the process of background check. I realized that I put the correct GPA in the online application, but the one on the resume is not my real GPA. Will the background check...1
+1Wells Fargo Delays Summer 2020 Recruiting to Fall Following Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo has officially announced that they will be delaying recruiting until this coming fall. Fingers crossed other banks follow, but I'm not optimistic. It would be nice to see at least a couple other BB banks follow suit. ![ ][ ] <!--...1
+1Investment Banking Cover Letters... How I heard about the firm.....Most templates or advice articles I have read online all emphasize the importance of opening up your cover letter explaining how you came across the firm, and how that drove you to apply for a role there. This works very well when applying to boutique shops that you wouldn't have been...1
+1How are cold calls/Cold Walk ins for Hedge funds?I know walk ins/calls are frowned upon for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> but wasn't sure if this was the case for <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>. I live near a few big name Hedge funds and haven't been able to connect with...2
+1Numerology Course in IndiaShree Maharshi College of Vedic Astrology is providing various courses for those students who really want to make their career in this industry. We have some courses for students such as Astrology courses, Tarot Card & Palm Reading Course, Vastu Training Course, Palmistry Course, Love...1
+1Risk-Based Capital Charges_Life Insurance Companiessldfja;sdljf asdl;fj a;sdlfkja ;sdlkjl;adskjf a;lskdfj ;alksdjf ;lakjsdf;akld asldkf ads I cannot delete this post.t....1
+1UBS Key Competitors Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I have an interview coming up fairly soon for UBS <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, and was wondering which banks are considered the top competitors to UBS? I.e. which other banks...1
+1Anyone read The Dark Side of Valuation by Damodaran? Anyone read " *The Dark Side of Valuation: Valuing Young, Distressed, and Complex Businesses* by Aswath Damodaran? Been interested in learning more about how complex and early-stage businesses with little to no revenue are valued (Uber, Bird, Lime, Cannabis etc). Is the book useful or...1
+1He said Xi said<h3>YTD MARKET PERFORMANCE</h3> <ul> <li> U.S. markets: The bulls are climbing out of hibernation after last week's dovish speech by Fed Chair Jerome Powell and positive trade news out of the G20 summit. Let's see if markets can close the year on a high...1
+1Applying for Internships with Possession of Marijuana ChargeI am currently a Junior persuing a degree in finance. I also am currently applying to different investment banks for a summer internship. About 3 years ago when I was a freshman I got caught with a little bit of marijuana and was charged with possession of marijuana. I went through a pretrial...1
+1PB/PWM - Moving from small, bespoke firm to a BB. I have been working in a small <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> firm (focusing on equity/portfolio advice) for 2 years following a stint in the FX industry (again for 2). So far been running a small book (35m) in assets but have been offered a role at...1
+1UBS Sophomore Investment Banking InternshipHi guys, this is my first post on the site despite following it for quite some time now. I just received a superday invite for the UBS Investment Banking CCS Sophomore Summer Analyst program. The superday will be this Friday and I was wondering if anybody could provide some insight into what I...2
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+1Rejected by Deloitte and EY - no chance for an offer at MBB?I was rejected from Deloitte and EY - Is this an indicator that I will never get an offer from an MBB? 4
+1Focus on protecting the remaining portion of your investmentWe, humans, dependent on money. It is a really precious thing for our lives. In almost every aspect we need that. Some people may disagree with this argument and talk about peace. They will say peace is the only thing in our lives that matters. Even in that case, the money has its part to play....1
+1Is this a good gig?Is this job at BAML desirable if not in NYC. what can you do after a year or two? https://campus.bankofamerica.com/careers/global_banking_and_markets_wholesale_credit_analyst_program_us.html1
+1How do I get an internship in Berlin?Hi, I am going to Berlin, in Germany, next semester and will try to take an internship in a consulting company. Any tips on how to do it? I can speak well german, although not in a business level, yet.1
+1Financial Modeling/Valuation Programs in Orange County - RecommendationsHello all, I'm currently looking for full-time positions in the Orange County area and am looking for reasonable financial modeling/valuation programs while I continue my job search (preferably Mission Viejo/Irvine). I don't have any accounting background, so programs offering...1
+1London: LEK vs. Strategy& vs. AccentureHi all, I'm a UK undergraduate who's been fortunate enough to receive offers for Associate positions at LEK, Strategy& Corporate and Accenture (all London office). I'd love to hear from anyone who has a perspective on the relative merits of starting out at each of these...3
+1Excel / PPT for Consulting - Management ConsultedHi Everyone, Not sure if everyone is accustomed to the Management Consulted website, but I purchased one of their Excel / PPT for Consulting packages for $395 about a month ago. As my firm will be training me all of this, I have no need for the package I purchased, and was wondering if...1
+1Interviewing a candidate As we all know a considerable part of the BBs' interviewing process is based on fit and situational questions. So can you actually tell when a candidate you are interviewing starts chatting complete bollocks in a 'Tell me about a time when' ? And if you can then what would you do? 3
+1Discord group to discuss markets live?Hello, This may already exist, but has <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> created a Discord channel or some other equivalent for the members to discuss the markets live? One of the best thing about Bloomberg is the chatrooms to keep you involved with market...1
+12019 Blackstone Hong Kong RE SAJust wanted to see if anyone else was going through the process as well, when we should be expecting to hear back by, or if anyone wanted to share past experiences1
+1Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp/Pride Summit/Women's Event 2019Just got my HireVue for the Goldman Undergraduate Camps in February. I thought a thread would be helpful for everyone. Feel free to post updates. 1
+1Baird On-Site Interview TipsHey everyone, I had a phone interview with Baird this week for a Private Wealth Management internship and heard back in less than 24 hours about an on-site interview. Any tips? Questions I should be expecting?1
+1IPO instead of LBO for Hertz in 2005Hey guys, I'm working on a final project that involves accessing the Hertz <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> in 2005. One of the project deliverables is to determine how much Ford would have raised if they took Hertz public instead of selling to the Carlyle...1
+1MD of Boutique Told Me To Follow Up With Him The Following Week - I Did With a Phone Call and An Email...Now What?I got the chance to sit down in front of an MD and he told me to follow up with him the following week since he's flying out to a different city and he wouldn't have time to speak with me. I waited until the exact day he told me to follow up with him. I called him twice. Once in the...4
+1What happened to the ROAR program by JPM?Anyone in the company or with info on that project? I've seen that JPM is searching for Engineers to fill up their ranks for an 'Alternative data platform" (links : https://news.efinancialcareers.com/ch-en/318504/roar-j-p-morgan , https://fintech.stanford.edu/peter-cotton...1
+1How does it feel?Just wondering how it feel to be in an industry that will be obsolete and automated in 30 or so years. The future jobs will be mainly engineering and tech so without any STEM education, you guys with business, finance, law or other useless majors will have to find a job that wont be fucked...74
+1Moving From Informational to Actual InterviewsHey all, Long time lurker posting for the first time. So, I am a graduating senior trying to land an IS Analyst roll for some of the top teams on the west coast. I have been doing informational interviews for months now, networked my ass off, have made a bunch of contacts across the industry,...1
+1What "Models" Do You Guys Follow When Trading Options?Hi Everyone, As title suggests, I am curious as to what strategies you option traders out there follow. I have been trading options for nearly a year now (started paper trading and just understanding the basics - did that for 2 years). I always do relatively small trades since I'm a...1
+1How should an analyst do in C-suite meetingHaving my 1st C-suite meeting in few days with my MD, I'm seeking advice on how should an analyst behave in such context. I mean aside from the obvious, how should I interact with the client - as an analyst I'm just assuming it's certainly not my place to talk a lot, both the...1
+1what is a jr analyst?if a company is hiring a junior analyst in <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr>, what kind of level is that/ranking? ..................2
+1M&A Sweatshops by bank? Hi Guys, Just curious to find out if any of you know or have heard what particular sector/coverage area in an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> are considered to be sweatshops. Teams that have a high turnover rate, no life balance or other early signs of...1
+1Venture Capital/Growth Equity Fund of Funds Exit OppsHi all, I'm graduating college this winter (BA in Econ from a lower top 10 public) and I'll be starting a full time at a venture capital fund of funds soon after. This past summer, I did an internship at a US equities active management firm with a fairly large AUM (but not...1
+1GM layoffs and major restructuring - what's to come?General Motors announced that it will close three assembly plants and two propulsion plants in North America next year, as well as lay off 15% of its workforce. GM claims that the moves are part of a multibillion-dollar restructuring which will focus on electric and autonomous vehicles. Is...1
+1From Investment Banking to Healthcare/Tech SalesAll, Have any of you/do you know anyone who has made the transition from an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst into a sales role for a healthcare or tech firm? As a quick background, I am currently in my 3rd year as an <abbr title="investment...2
+1How to transition into Real Estate?Hi all, I am about to start my career in Houston as a credit analyst and then I'll transition to an RM. I'm hoping to get into the <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> department because <abbr title="commercial real...1
+12020 Summer RecruitingI was wondering what the timelines are for banks in Summer 2020. I overheard some are pushing to Fall 2019 and others are staying. Does anyone have any information on this?1
+1Any thoughts on HLHZ HongKong office?Hi guys, I was wondering how <abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin">HLHZ</abbr> is doing in HongKong? I did a lot of research but did not find any information regarding their HongKong office. Compared to other <abbr title="bulge...3
+1Has anyone ever had to release there dmv records to their employer?I have not seen a post or comment about this. I would like to know whether or not my driving record will be of interest to a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or Boutique. 2
+1Barings Real EstateDoes anybody have any insight into the real estate group at Barings? Recent deals, culture, etc. Any bit of info is appreciated.4
+1How to follow up on a promised interview?I met a c-suite guy from a big bank last summer where we had a great discussion about trading and some good books. After he told me to follow up when looking for an internship to get an interview. Recently, I applied for a position online on the trading floor. Then I emailed him to follow up...3
+1How much would it help to pass the CFA Level 1?Currently in my senior year of undergrand at a non-target. I have a decent internship as an investment analyst at a pension fund for the last year. I graduate in the Spring and am considering taking the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level I in June,...2
+1Broken Condo DealsI have underwritten a number of broken condo deals over the years but never actually made a serious run at any. Was curious how these deals are viewed by the GSE lenders and the investment community as a whole. I recall many years back that depending on the % of units which were bulk vs. owned...1
+1Diversity of Thoughts, People in UT Austin McCombs ProgramsWould love input from UT Austin McCombs alumnus & BHP students. Most students, 80% (shttps://texadmissions.com/blog/ut-business-honors-class-of-2020-statistics-and-process) students in BHP are students from TX and see that they are all from similar background - academics and...2
+1Timing and Exit from Middle Office Ops**Straight and to the point:** I graduated from a large state school in May 2018 and I've been working in operations for a large French bank since July. The gig is contract-to-hire. I accepted the offer because they made it sound like moving to front office was a real possibility. About a...1
+1Put incoming summer role on resume?I'm considering applying for some networking or diversity events at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> but I already have an internship lined up for the summer. Should I write that in my resume? I.e. incoming <abbr title="investment banking...2
+1IBD MBA Associate Hello, I go to a top 15 business school and am recruiting for <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> via an off campus process. It’s not a structured process but I had met with 2 MD’s...3
+1Investment ROI questionIf i invest $1000 in a company and from that the company makes $1161 but the company did not need to use any of the initial $1000 and gives it back with the profit what would be the ROI?2
+1Tier 2 Asset Manager vs AQRI am 29 years old and I work at a tier2 Asset Manager (with around $400 billion AUM) as a Business Development Analyst (18 months on the job). It took me some time to decide that I wanted to work in Finance, hence my age. I have an offer at AQR Capital Management for a Business Development...2
+1what % of my PnL should I get?if i make for sake of argument $10mm for a fund that has a 2/20 fee structure how much of that should I get paid if i am a junior analyst that works under a senior analyst (e.g., there are 3 tiers in hierarchy)? suppose this a single manager fund. how do the following factors affect the...2
+1Putting IB Open House on Resume???I just recently applied and accepted to attend a <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> open house at a top boutique in Chicago (William Blair). Im currently a sophomore and am have struggled with finding an internship, would an experience like this be...5
+1Macquarie Capital vs Macquarie MIRAI have an option to either work as a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> in MacCap or Macquarie MIRA (their <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> arm) in the real estate group. Which do you think is a better opportunity overall. I know they...1
+1Resume or not in the initial phone call email?Sophomore student here. I am wondering what your opinions all are regarding including resumes in your first-time emails asking for calls from bankers. I usually do include my resumes as I like to believe that my experiences are pretty unique and can lead them to form a positive opinion of me....2
+1Any tips on how to stop wasting free time?I've found that in the last year or so that I waste a lot of the free time I have on useless activities. For example, this morning (Saturday), I woke up at 7:30AM and pretty much spent the next 4 hours in bed on Instagram, Reddit, Tinder/Bumble and <abbr title="Wall Street...3
+1Sophomore internship tough situationSophomore semi-target. Midwest. Freshman summer did <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>. For this sophomore summer I have a couple interviews over break with F500 companies for corporate finance internships. These would take place in my hometown. A family...1
+1What organization provides the best opportunity to network to meet Big 4 consulting partners?I'm an experienced professional and I'm hoping to get a referral into consulting. I'm wondering what organizations and/or events are best to attend to network and potentially obtain employment at the Big 4 firms on the advisory/consulting side. I currently live in Los Angeles,...1
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+1Moved internally from big 4 audit to consultingHello everyone I recently moved internally from big4 audit to consulting (S&O) practise post qualification. I realised that there isnt much on the web in terms of how big 4 auditors can break into consulting which sucks so I am opening up this forum to help my fellow bean counters. Ask Me...1
+1Brown Gibbons Lang 2019 SA SuperdayHey monkeys, I was recently invited to a superday with BGL. I just want to get some info about the firm, culture, <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr>, exit opps etc.. Any information about their superday would be extremely helpful as well. Thanks!2
+1JPM military pathways equity researchWas wondering if anyone has any experience going through <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> military pathways equity research interview process? I am currently I guess you can say round 3, I was given hirevue and then received a phone call to talk more in depth about...1
+1How Did You Learn Valuation and How to Model Whether you’re an analyst or an MD, how did you first pick up these necessary skills. Did you learn it mostly through classes or did you have to do your own research and self studying? What’s the best way to master them? 5
+1Equity CushionHi, if the Enterprise Value of a business deteriorates, is it always Equity (Value) that depletes first or does debt loose its value simultaneously?5
+1Eastdil REIB Final InterviewsHi Guys, I have my final interview with eastdil in london on friday. It's about a summer internship. They told me I can expect some technicals. What kind of questions can I expect? I have already some experience through my former <abbr title="investment...1
+1Chances of Harvard 2+2 / Stanford Deferred MBA Programs? Profile EvaluationHello, I am considering applying for the 2+2 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program at <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> and Deferred <abbr title="Masters in Business...1
+1Asking for a Network/Reference during an InternshipHello, I have been interning at a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> for the past few months and wanted to know when/how should I ask for references/contacts that can possibly land me another internship/job down the line. The firm is relatively new and they have...2
+1LBS MFA v. Vanderbilt MSF v. Work Experience in MCLong-time lurker and first-time poster - Advice would be greatly appreciated! I was recently accepted to both the <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> MFA and Vanderbilt <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> programs. I also have a...1
+1Best suggestion to work in the buy side What kind o tips would you give someone who wants to work in the buy side? For instance in terms of internship/academia . In my particular case, doing a Msc Finance is absolutely necessary (poor undergrad brand). Which kind of master do you suggest to work there (I know, it includes a broad...1
+1Buy side suggestionsWhat kind o tips would you give someone who wants to work in the buy side? For instance in terms of internship/academia . In my particular case, doing a Msc Finance is absolutely necessary (poor undergrad brand). Which kind of master do you suggest to work there (I know, it includes a broad...1
+1Buy side tipsWhat kind o tips would you give someone who wants to work in the buy side? For instance in terms of internship/academia . In my particular case, doing a Msc Finance is absolutely necessary (poor undergrad brand). Which kind of master do you suggest to work there (I know, it includes a broad...1
+1Santander 2019 SA SuperdayCurious to see if anyone's heard back yet? I know they're probably getting back to people a little late because of some rescheduled interviews, but feel like it's about time. 2
+1Development in a new cityWhat are the development opportunities like in Utah? Specifically Salt Lake City. Looking to get out of California and start a career in development, originally wanted to go to Nashville (where my family is) but everything I read says I'm late to the party there, so now looking at moving to...1
+1Put "on hold" for Citi S&T Superday - is there anything I can do?I had a pretty decent phone interview with Citi two weeks ago and just got an email today that I am "on hold" ie waitlisted for Superday. I've already followed up with my interviewer, is there anything I can do to improve my chances/move up the waitlist or is it completely out of...1
+1Share house cost sharingWhen is it OK to ask for chip ins and when is it not OK to ask? For example, you buy a household appliance for personal use but allow others to use it (and they do use it regularly). What are your thoughts on this and what are your rules for share house cost sharing?1
+1Firm vs Analyst for Buyside Recruiting, Business school, Non-high finance jobsI currently work for a top ranked analyst at a middle market equity research boutique. The boutique is well-known within its sector / equity research but not outside of equity research. I have received an offer to move to <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> / MS / Bank of...2
+1Are there any BB IB, EB IB, PE MF or Big Hedge Funds in Rhode Island?Did some research but could only find Providence Equity as the biggest <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr>. Anyone else know any bigger and reputable shops in RI?5
+1Career Advice - Work out the gate then MFE or MFE first?I'm in my fifth year at a University in Ottawa (Canada (brb kms)) in Finance and definitely didn't apply myself to the extent I know I should've as the coursework was utter garbage and I felt more like I was an advanced English Major than a Finance major where I had been hoping...1
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+1A few months from graduating college andSo I am a few months from graduating college for a bachelor in accounting. I am planning on opening my own unaffiliated investment advisory practice, I have about $70,000 all ready to go to help start the business that I raised through my family and my own savings, already passed the series 65...1
+1Can I get a scholarship for MSc in Finance at Bocconi?Hi there! I want to apply for MSc in Finance at Bocconi (starting in 2019). The university is my first choice and I would be really glad to receive an offer. However, even if I got admitted, I probably wouldn't be able to pursue the program without a scholarship. **My profile:** -...1
+1Goldman Sachs Superday - LondonI have a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Superday (Securities) in London coming up soon. Any general advice or specific tips on what I should focus on? I'm guessing that it's going to be a mix of competency/fit questions, market questions, equity...1
+1Preparing for job in REITs..Hi Guys, I am switching from the Energy Industry (was a trader at a large company) to <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr>. I managed through family connections to land a job without that many interviews. I managed to secure the job but I have no...2
+1Does my target school undergrad still count for something at this point? I graduated 4 yrs ago from a target school at a half level below HYP + Wharton (think Columbia, UChicago, UPenn non Wharton) and have been working at a F100 Company as a Data Scientist for the last 3 years. If I were to cold-apply online as a Data Scientist at <abbr title="McKinsey,...3
+1HY Research and LevFinHey all, I work at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (think <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>/<abbr title="JP...1
+1Fordham MS in Global Finance vs Babson MS in FinanceHello! I am an international student from India. I have currently gotten acceptances from the two programs mentioned above. My goal after the program is to obtain employment in the US, preferably on the buy side in asset management or equity research. I have listed some of the features of both...1
+1Attempting to Enter Consulting – No First-Round Interviews Despite Referrals?I’d like to reach out to this forum for some advice, as I am currently in a tough position as I look to enter consulting. For a few months, I have been trying to enter the management consulting industry. I went to a target public school (top 15 undergraduate business school) and started my...2
+1Forensics --> Valuations --> Corporate Finance?I wanted to get people's opinions on potential career progression. I'm currently an associate at a Big4 in the forensics practice. I really love some of the work, but at the same time hate some of the work (compliance, look backs, etc.). I'm considering making a switch (ideally)...1
+1Which gig? Healthcare Real Estate vs. HealthTech IncubatorTrying to decide between two offers: - Healthcare Real Estate Fund ($175k + $10k signing + bonus + Manager title) - Hybrid PM/IR role. Investor base is institutions + physicians. Tremendous growth. Culture seems a little hokey... - HealthTech Virtual Incubator ($165k + $15k signing +...1
+1Rite Aid- has anyone worked on a recent deal?Looking at a deal from the debt side. Subject is not a Walgreens owned location. It is my understanding, that non walgreens owned locations are getting killed in terms of cap rates even if they have 10+ year leases. There is a risk premium attached and cap rates are 100-200 points wide. I am...2
+1Offer Decision Help Part 2.Hi all, I recently made a post here soliciting offer decision help between an upstream O&G private equity internship position, a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> position, and a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> sales and...1
+1How to get Modeling ExperienceHello all - Currently an analyst at an investment bank in a tier 2 city. I really want to build strong modeling skills - will people I interview with respect that I've built models in say Wall Street Prep and the alike or is that laughable on the other end of the phone? I have a good...1
+1Surplus Cash - Investment AdviceHey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on where to allocate some surplus cash I have. For reference I'm a 1st year <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> associate (A2A) in a mid-COL city. I max out my 401(k) and HSA, contribute to a high-yield savings...1
+1Restructuring opportunities in AsiaHey everyone Restructuring opportunities in the US/EU seem to be covered quite extensively on this forum, but there seem to be little to no information about the Asian markets. This is despite India and Singapore recently updating their bankruptcy framework, which may drive the volume of...1
+1BB to Middle Market IB Lateral Thoughts?Any thoughts on switching from a U.S. <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank in a mid-tier group to a middle-market bank? How might the experience differ (other than obvious deal size)? Tired of the pointless, repetitive work, when none of the corporations we work...1
+1Are any sourcing firms still interviewing?Thanks, any info is appreciated...................................................................................................1
+1Salaries of Investment Banking PartnersMy friend and I are curious about how much more partners make at an <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> than your standard managing director? 2
+1How did IB work before Excel and PowerPointHi all, A little light Sunday post. My team and I just spent the past week working 10+ hours/day (I know that's nothing, we're all full time students though and it's final's season) cranking out a pitchbook from scratch for a few former bankers who teach at our school...1
+1Percent right on GMAT?I know that due to the algorithm this isn't really an easy question to answer.... but what level of percent were you getting right on everything before you starting to get scores into the 700s? I'm using 3 sources... Manhattan, Magoosh, and The OG Guides. On the OG Guide and Magoosh...5
+1Interviewing when you just accepted an offerShortly after accepting an offer, I was called in for an interview for a better position. As I go in for the interview, would it be best to be transparent with the interviewers and display that I have accepted an offer? Or would it be best to act as if I was still working at the old job....2
+1Morgan Stanley CMBS OriginationsDoes anyone have experience with MS in the CMBS originations group? I'm interested in learning about the culture, deal flow, hours, comp (analyst/associate level), etc. I've looked through past posts but haven't seen anything too recent or detailed. Thanks in advance.4
+1Can someone share some insights about the hiring process at those big financial service firms?Had an onsite interview more than a week ago and have not heard back (was told two more rounds to come). I was told I was one of those early candidates interviewed and would expect to hear back in 2 weeks. It took them a day from phone interview to on-site and a week seemed like a long...1
+1Goldman Sachs IBD Real Estate Debt Financing Group LondonIs anyone familiar with this group and what exactly they do. Is this debt origination or more debt advisory for <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> clients?2
+1PWM with small firm or Internal audit with large companyHello, Im a 1st year at a very non-target school (Big 10). I've been cold-emailing hard and had good results. I'm down to two final interviews for internship positions. And if these don't work out I'm just gonna wait tables and have fun all summer lmao One is for a...1
+1Couldn't secure an IBD internshipCouldn't secure an <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> internship for this summer. What other departments would be best to try and apply for? Would other <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> roles be helpful for an application the...4
+13rd year IBD BB Analyst - no clue what I want to doHi monkeys, Quick background: - top MSc degree (finance/accounting) in UK - 3rd analyst in European <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in London (sector coverage) - Considering buy-side opps - Getting contacted for loads of stuff (blue chip <abbr...1
+1Why investment Banking, other than the money?Is being an Investment banker an enjoyable job? What is a day like as an entry level Investment banker? What is a day like as an experienced investment banker?4
+1Buy-side credit research to hedge fund?I'm a Senior at a semi-target. Large, public state school. I accepted an offer for a credit research associate analyst position covering high yield bonds. Firm is a top 20 asset manager, based on size / AUM, and I'm very excited. The team has told me there's potential for a...1
+1WSO REIT modeling class - cheaper online source or book anywhere?Hi, can anyone direct me to a cheaper version of this class? Either a book or another online source?1
+1Experienced associate/analyst job search discussion groupHaving worked at a middle market PE firm, where there aren't many peers to trade notes with, pretty much since college, I wanted to see if there's interest in a job search discussion group. It'd be a group for anybody who has gone through or is going through associate or...0
+1Advice to get into investment bakingHello Guys I just graduated college from SUNY New Paltz with a <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Finance and a 3.4 GPA. I recently got a job offer from Chase Bank for a relationship banker position. I am suppose to start at the end of this month, however my true...1
+1Vista Point Advisors InterviewHi guys, I just got a first round interview with Vista Point Advisors for the spring internship. Has anyone interviewed before and can tell me something about your experiences? Thank you!1
+12019 Bonus WatchIt's that time of year again! Has anyone been hearing rumors on how bonuses are looking this year? I heard the Canadian Banks have or are in process of giving numbers out right now. Hearing flat to down YoY3
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+1London Off Cyle Internships ? Does anybody here mind sharing a list of off-cycle internships in London beside the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> or Mega funds. Both <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or...5
+1Internship: F100 Telecom Corp Dev or Venture Capital I am a sophomore at a semi-target deciding between two internship offers for next summer. I have previous internship experience in FP&A at the company in (1). 1. Corporate development (M&A) role at an F100 telecom company 2. Early-stage (Seed, Series A) venture capital fund focusing...3
+1Can Someone Check My Resume + Other questions regarding CRE -- Cornell JuniorHi all, I am a junior at Cornell very interested in commercial real estate. I haven't had much luck with internships and was wondering 2 things: 1) Can someone take a look at my resume. I have a weird resume as I do not have much relevant experience since it took me a bit of time in...5
+1ROAWhy is ROA calculates as Net Income/Average Total Assets rather than using a pre-interest finacnial statistic in the numerator? Assets represent both debt- and equity investors, don't they?3
+12018 Private Equity Report – 8 Key Highlights & Trends<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/pereport_title_2018_2.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href ="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/private-equity-industry-report">2018 Private Equity Industry Report</a>...1
+1List of Small/Medium Investment Management Firms in Orange County?Hi all, Recent graduate here looking for recommendations on investment management companies based/with office in Orange County (preferably Irvine/Mission Viejo area). I have some WM internship experience but don't really have any financial modeling experience, so smaller companies or...1
+1LOMS Cost SplittingHi everyone, I am a Senior Aerospace Engineer student interviewing at BCG in January. I am buying LOMS this week so if someone would like to split costs it would be great, since I think the cost is too high, specially for a student.1
+12018 Hedge Fund Report: 8 Key Takeaways<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/hfreport_title_2018.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/hedge-fund-industry-report">2018 Hedge Fund Industry Report</a> compiled...1
+1What does IVP mean on this forum? It appears IVP has been tossed around to define either Institutional Venture Partners or Insight Venture Partners with the former being venture and the latter have a combination of venture, growth and equity. Is only one of them "IVP" and what are folks' thoughts on the two? I...1
+1Corporate TaxQuick Question for those of you who are familiar with tax laws. Do corporations pay income tax on the money they raise through equity capital?1
+1List of M&A by country?Does anyone know where to find deals closed by investment banks? It would be better if they are from LATAM.3
+1How do you decide what career path is best for you?Currently trying to decide what career path is best for me. After doing some research I've taken an interest in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, <abbr title="equity capital markets">ECM</abbr>/<abbr title="debt capital...3
+1MBA summer associate hire and exit in APACHi Was just a bit wondering if anyone knows the summer associate recruiting scene in APAC in terms of headcount (segmented by BB), competition, and selection criteria. Did some research on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but could not find a lot of info....1
+1Applications and Knows Affiliates in Public OfficeHi Guys, For the majority of banks applications I am completing, they ask if I know anyone in public office, does anyone know why they are asking? Thank you. 1
+1Fundamental analysis on securities trading business (advice needed)Hello everyone, So I need to do a fundamental financial analysis on a business that is 100% focused on trading in securities (they are not in market-making for clients, they earn small but consistent margin from arbitrage). On the basis of my analysis we are to decide if we want to extend a...1
+1What would you do If you came from a family that was very well off and you never had to worry about money, what finance career would you pursue? Would you still work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, or would you do something else in finance? This is strictly only finance careers. 1
+1Virtual SuperDay at BNP ParibasI had a Virtual SuperDay for Finance & Tax with BNP Paribas two days ago. I received an invitation for the Superday Monday night and had it on a Wednesday. It consisted of two phone interviews. I have never heard of a Virtual/Phone SuperDay until this, and I was told I would hear back within...1
+1Fundamental analysis on securities trading business (please help!)Hello everyone, So I need to do a fundamental financial analysis on a business that is 100% focused on trading in securities (they are not in market-making for clients, they earn small but consistent margin from arbitrage). This is essentially and investment fund. On the basis of my analysis...1
+1End of Year ReviewI have my end of year review as an Analyst (not in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> I am in RE) end of the week. Been here for a 1.5yr and have total 3yrs experience. How do I go about letting my manager know that I am concerned with future growth? I have been...2
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+1Yes or No?Hey guys, I had an interview this last week with a local <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> shop about an internship for next summer, and they told me to come back and meet with the CEO. Does this mean I have a pretty good chance of getting an internship? Sorry if...3
+1No Summer Offers, What Now?Junior at target school, 3.7 gpa, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> intern experience. Networked hard since beginning of summer, did a few super days for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="Sales and...3
+1Non Target Undergrad, 6/7 years experience -> Ivy League/Top 5 Grad School Good morning everyone, wanted to see how realistic this plan is and what you guys think. Brief Background: -Attended non-target undergrad liberal arts school, captain of varsity team -1 year capitol hill experience -4 years big bank/bulge bracket, debt capital markets/fixed income analyst...2
+1Is Accelerated Recruiting Over?JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs both [collectively announced](https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/11/27/goldman-sachs-jp-morgan-changing-internship-recruiting-timeline-college-sophomores) that they would be ceasing offering sophomore students internships their junior year. How will this...1
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+1First Job-Offer: Looking For AdviceWhat's up everyone? I haven't really posted on this site, but have utilized it significantly over the years as I tried to decide which career path to follow. I have wanted to go into Investment Banking since I was a Sophomore, but came from a Non-Target school which limited me greatly....1
+1HIG Model TestAnyone have insights on HIG Capital (NY office) for their Advantage Fund? I have a modelling test next week for Summer 2020 and would appreciate any tips or thoughts1
+1Recruiting for Private Credit vs Private Equity?For those of you who have had to make the decision to recruit for either private equity or private debt, what made you choose your decision, did you do both, one or the other? Ex. Would you rather do Ares Direct Lending or Ares <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>1
+1Apple DCFNeed help/sanity check on my practice <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> model for Apple. I just inputted a 10% <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr> and 3% growth rate for the sake of time. Even if I assume **JUST** 3%...4
+1Including Real Estate Investments Responsibility on Resume?I help my family & distant family source deals for investment properties and basically follow through with the entire purchasing process including screening properties, booking appointments for physical showings, negotiating offers and getting tenants. I also help with some property level...1
+1Apps for Modeling Cash Flow/Returns on a Rental PropertyDoes anyone use apps on their phone/tablet to model cash flows and returns for rental properties (i.e. SFRs and condos)? I currently have an excel model I use to project out cash flows and returns, but would like to have something I can update live through my phone or tablet when I'm...1
+1Fidelity Emerging Leaders Program info?Does anyone know much about this program? Compensation, exit opportunities, comparisons to other programs, etc all would be helpful.1
+1phone interview. Negative sign?Had a phone interview with a member of team and it was a very quick conversation that lasted 15 minutes about my background. He sounded very neutral, so it's very hard to tell if he's interested or not. At the end, he told me that the interview process is still ongoing and didn't...2
+1Do any one of you bring a personal laptop, a tablet, or a headset to work?Planning to bring my iPad to work for the Spotify library and purchase a Beats/Bose over-ear headset. Not sure if that is appropriate.1
+1Help: HEC Master in Finance - Preparation for ProgrammeI have been admitted to the Master in Finance @ HEC - A miracle because I didn't know during the interview whether the graph of y=1/(1-2x) was convex or concave. Therefore, I want to prepare for the programme, which apparently is very analytical and maths-focused. Does anyone have any...1
+1RJR Nabisco Excel ModelAnyone have an Excel file of an APV model for the RJR Nabisco case? Anything you can point me to will also help!4
+1Sample /practice case studies?Hi guys, Are there any books/learning resources on practice case studies please? I’m not asking for real ones but just ones we can do as practice before interviewing. Much appreciated if anyone can recommend a course or something. Thanks!1
+1Zurich bros where to get good Christmas giftLooking for suggestions on where to get a good gift for a friend in Zurich (male). Helped me out alot over the year and would like to say thank you. I live on the other side of the world so ideally, I would like to buy something from Zurich and have it delivered to his house directly. edit:...3
+1Culture at Brookfield?Hi guys, Anyone familiar with culture at Brookfield please? Looked at one of their postings online and there was a question on “in 150 words or less, tell us something unique about yourself”. Wanted to get a better sense of the group’s culture please. Thank you!2
+1FT-Consulting Spring RecruitingUnderstanding most consulting firms complete their recruiting for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> in early fall, I was just wondering if any <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>/T2 consulting firms do Spring <abbr title="full...1
+1How to be a Healthcare Analyst? I work at a generalist fund, but our team is particularly light on healthcare so I figure it'd be good for me to become as well rounded in the sector as I can. I've made some decent event-driven calls so far with devices and HC services (hospitals / ASCs / etc), but have always...1
+1Sales and Trading Client responsibilitiesWhile networking, a women mentioned that she works from before the market opens to 4 PM. After which, she takes clients out, or is with clients. What exactly does this mean - to "take clients out".?2
+1Real Estate Asset Management Internship InterviewHi All, I have an RE Asset Management interview coming up with a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. What are some questions that will be asked (technicals)? What are some topics I should know flawlessly? How can I make myself stand out as a non-target...1
+1Client-FacingHey all - I've had the opportunity to work for a Family Office for a little over a year now and while I kind of enjoy what I'm doing (fundamental equity research; no manager investing) I really think my personality suits me better for the sales guys who bring by the sell-side...1
+1Wharton: Financial Modelling CourseHey guys, I wanted to ask your opinion on starting [this](https://www.coursera.org/specializations/wharton-business-financial-modeling) coursera MOOC on financial modelling. I have no background in the area, since I am a law grad trying to pivot into finance. I expect to have some asset...1
+1Interview style and format of XeccedHi, I've an interview coming up with Xecced for an analyst position in the firm's venture capital arm Xecced Ventures; hence, hoped someone would be kind enough to share information on the style and format of interviews at the firm? Thanks...1
+1Being laid off before MBA interviewsHi everyone, I moved to a remote location in America (think Boise / Des Moines) to work in Corp Dev and even though I like my job, living here has made me depressed and affected my work performance somewhat. I don't screw it up, produced output is fine, but managers can tell I'm...2
+1Goldman Sachs, IBD, Real Estate Debt Financing GroupIs anyone familiar with this platform and exactly what they do? The job description is pretty vague. Is this debt origination? 1
+1Crossing over from Wealth Management to Capital Markets via Grad SchoolHello All, I'm fairly new to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, though I have browsed through the site a few times in the past. I've always had a strong interest in finance & capital markets, but until recently I never realized what it really takes...1
+1ResearchI am a beginner in this field. I want to gain enough knowledge on this before applying to b-schools and move on to a career in private equity or hedge funds. 1
+1How are bonuses in the UK taxed?For example, if someone made 50k base and is on course to make 22k bonus, how much of the 22k bonus would they actually get? For UK, London. Cheers.2
+1Boutique analyst through the schoolyear lateral adviceI have been working as an analyst (my title is not intern) at a small boutique throughout this year of school. I go to an unranked state school in the Northwest, and have a pretty good gpa (3.4+). Will upper MM's be interested in me if I start to network with them? Is one full school...2
+1Chances for MSc Fin at Bocconi Imperial, Vandy Hey guys ! I’m trying to get into the MSc Fin program next Fall, target schools include Bocconi, Imperial and Vandy. Profile: — Non-EU candidate — Undergrad at upper 40 ranked school from Boston, economics and finance combined major, 3.5 GPA — 690 GMAT (48Q, 36V) —...1
+1The new James Bond<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: The markets were closed for a National Day of Mourning honoring former President George H.W. Bush. His life was celebrated at the National Cathedral yesterday. </li> <li>Economy: The Fed published its Beige Book...1
+1Stupdily low bonus. Should I jump ship?Quick summary: graduated 12 months ago, been working at this 5 man <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> boutique for around 8 months. Was promised quarterly bonuses and a split on execution fees. Base salary was low @ $50k but still took it. Fast forward...2
+1Amazon employee email format? hi everybody, what's amazon employee's email format? I tried [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] ? and etc. none of them seem to work. I'm trying to talk to people on their corp dev team. Thanks!4
+1Evolve or RepeatImagine this... Part 1 - You and your team just sign the engagement letter with a new client and you begin to write the <abbr title="confidential information memorandum">CIM</abbr> or CIP. Upon completion of the Powerpoint you drag and drop the final document from your...1
+1Is collections debt an issue during background checks?Hi everyone, I want to know if the derogatory account on my credit report is an issue going into my internship. I will be interning at the Federal Reserve Bank in February and TD Bank in the summer. The account is the final bill balance of a phone from Verizon that was never sent to me....2
+1Energy Trading: Career Path, Lifestyle, Wages, etcWe hear a lot on this forum about <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> at the large banks. I'd like to hear more information about what energy supply and trading careers are like at the supermajors (BP, Shell, Mobil, etc). How do they compare to <abbr...1
+1Whats the coolest thing perk you've gotten from work?We've all heard the war stories of private jets, booked clubs and models and bottles. It seems like the 'good-old-days' may have come to an end but I was curious of any recent cool experience you guys have had? Ex. Closing dinners, relationship management etc1
+1Ironwood capital in Avon, CTHas anyone ever heard of this firm? I was looking at it for a summer internship after my sophomore year and was wondering if a place like this would help with <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...3
+1Interview Q: How to tell an industrials company from healthcare coHi, Recently had an interview question that asked how I can tell an industrials company from a healthcare company just from its financial statements. I said industrials probably had higher pp&e and D&A expense. Are there any other factors? Would a healthcare co have lower cogs? Thanks 3
+1Working in consumer risk management, want to move to corporate bankingI’m currently working in risk management on the consumer side of a large bank with a prominent commercial/corporate/<abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> side. Very early in my career; I just started. Looking for advice on how to pivot from consumer risk management...1
+1Is my current trajectory looking M7/T10 worthy?I wanted to get an idea if my career trajectory is looking <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr>/T15 worthy. Background **Age:** 24M (Will be ~30 for matriculation) Race: Black & Asian (Mainly identify as black, am I still considered a...1
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