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+1,282 I Love Investment Banking IB 138 2mo
+1,119 Bonus Season - Comps IB 1,219 3d
+1,100 Would you ding a kid for having their pronouns on their LinkedIn JOB 225 2w
+1,021 Has the pendulum swung too far? IB 262 1mo
+893 A Letter To All Top 10 University Kids Complaining About Recruiting IB 73 3w
+765 Start-Up Culture is the Cringiest thing on Earth OFF 118 3d
+761 The Efficient Career Hypothesis: Almost All Jobs Are Priced In IB 103 1mo
+742 Can’t believe it’s over IB 69 8mo
+719 FT Partners is Paradise IB 67 2d
+691 We All Sound Stupid - a Manifesto IB 114 8mo
+650 Random Things I Wished I Knew About PE PE 76 4mo
+613 Q&A: The Final Cut OFF 142 2mo
+572 Working in PE is hell on earth PE 125 3mo
+572 “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” OFF 253 8mo
+564 Non-Diverse Semi-target placements looking brutal JOB 205 1w
+543 Hedge Fund is Paradise IB 45 3d
+531 WSO Built by Ukraine OFF 71 6d
+520 Are all kids in IB goobers? IB 145 6mo
+518 Failed joke attempt in interview IB 51 2w
+506 What do you wish you knew when you were younger? OFF 103 1mo
+506 Does the world just feel weird and wrong/different to anyone else recently? OFF 191 4mo
+504 How I went from non target 2.3 gpa to 7 figure buy side seat IB 62 3mo
+501 Started to date a girl BUT HUGE Problem IB 64 1mo
+493 No Return Offer - What Next? IB 70 8mo
+488 Success in IB - Not Taught in B-School IB 34 6mo
+487 Scheming IB as an Analyst IB 82 1w
+487 I literally just lost my internship to a blonde girl from Greenwich :( OFF 131 1mo
+486 Investment Banking is Paradise IB 45 1mo
+481 35% Taken Out Of Paycheck For Taxes?! OFF 237 2mo
+474 Cant do it anymore IB 92 6mo
+473 You live a great life IB 33 2mo
+470 Moving To Miami IB 34 2w
+464 WSJ article on males in college OFF 300 3w
+456 SWE vs IB — Let’s Discuss IB 197 1w
+454 Working in IB was always a dream of mine, but after my girlfriend started making $7000+ over a month by selling her feet/cosplay pictures I feel depressed and lost. IB 141 1mo
+452 The end of my journey IB 44 3mo
+447 Should I Report Him IB 188 3mo
+437 My success story- how i went from a 2.5 gpa to a senior trader in 3 years. TR 83 9mo
+433 Q&A: Consistent Top Bucket IB Analyst IB 65 4mo
+419 Has COVID changed your way of thinking? OFF 125 3mo
+408 The power HR have is unbelievable OFF 103 1w
+408 On a scale of 1 to 10 how happy are you? IB 228 4w
+408 Am I Crazy To Leave a 500K Job for Consulting? CO 88 2mo
+401 What (some of) you are doing wrong JOB 73 1mo
+400 Growing up sucks OFF 129 2mo
+398 Interviewing for a SA or Analyst position? Here's what I'd want to hear as a VP. JOB 58 2w
+389 To all Consultants considering PE PE 89 1mo
+384 Applied 19x to Elite MBA programs.....this is what I learned BSCH 132 1mo
+380 Thank you, Associates IB 67 4mo
+378 How to deal with 2nd year analysts who refuse to work IB 122 3mo
+377 Has finance culture become less “bougie”? IB 133 1mo
+368 Super hot chick in my intern group IB 57 11mo
+367 High-Finance is Bullshit IB 56 1mo
+365 Private Equity is Paradise IB 41 2d
+362 Computer Science is Paradise IB 39 1w
+361 How much to tip MD? (NYC Only) IB 54 1mo
+360 What's the point of honest, hard work? OFF 200 1mo
+356 Most Overhyped Investment Banks on WSO 2021 IB 146 2mo
+354 LOLing at private equity bros PE 102 1mo
+352 Worst LinkedIn Cold Message Stories IB 90 5mo
+352 Vent Some Wisdom to Incoming Analysts/Interns IB 44 9mo
+351 Help! MD is asking me to come with him IB 65 1mo
+351 Views on "Salomon Sisters"? IB 77 5mo
+348 1st Year Macro HF Analyst: My Macro Framework HF 60 1mo
+344 Focus on what matters. No...I'm not talking about your job. OFF 32 1mo
+344 GS IBD SA 2022 IB 1,602 6d
+343 Surpassed my HS peers, still feel empty OFF 93 3mo
+341 What did it feel like to get your first bonus? IB 88 2mo
+341 Rich ppl, what does it feel like? What’s the best and worst thing about being wealthy ? OFF 156 5mo
+335 Moving from extreme poverty to wealth via IB IB 36 2mo
+329 Can someone help me with budgeting? 170k as a 22 year old is absurd to me. IB 136 15h
+328 Is the IB vs. PE Debate Shifting Back Towards IB? IB 155 3mo
+325 Why are we doing IBD again? IB 125 2w
+324 What splurges have you made that were worth the money? OFF 273 1mo
+321 South African Riots OFF 155 9mo
+318 Most Unignorable Cold Email for people with Massive Balls JOB 44 4mo
+317 Highest paying IB IB 108 1mo
+315 I met a girl and I don’t want to do this anymore IB 70 2w
+314 Return to Office Sucks RE 109 2w
+313 No VP Promote from Sr. Associate - Seeking Advice PE 66 2mo
+308 Anyone else dreading returning to the office? IB 53 7mo
+304 Is college supposed to be this unenjoyable? OFF 148 3mo
+300 Tech companies are a net negative to society OFF 90 2mo
+299 thank you monke’s IB 63 10mo
+297 What does a model look like at a L/S hedge fund? What is the diligence process like? HF 85 3mo
+297 Expensive but worth it OFF 255 6mo
+295 Info on LionTree’s Pornography IB group? IB 64 1mo
+295 UPDATED: Benchmarking IB Analyst Salary (August 2021) IB 314 2mo
+294 2023 On-cycle is a disaster PE 76 1w
+294 Back Office ain’t half bad. Thoughts after working in both BO and FO. IB 49 4mo
+294 OSU for free or ~260k in debt IB 225 4mo
+293 COVID outbreak at MS IB 154 4mo
+293 For those who have not been vaccinated, why not? OFF 188 7mo
+293 (LONG POST) for those that hate their job, here are my thoughts OFF 54 9mo
+291 Canadian Target Schools Ranked By Detailed Global Placement Data BSCH 127 1mo
+290 I work for a shit bank in a shit team and I love it. If you want to have a fairly easy life read ahead! IB 93 2w
+290 Name dropped a fake name during an interview JOB 41 2mo
+289 How did you deal with losing your parent(s)? OFF 33 4mo
+287 Point72 Interview Nightmare HF 75 2d
+287 Mom Lives with Me? OFF 63 1mo
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