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+220You know you have "made it" when ______

famejranc

What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it? <em> #8 top discussion of 2018 </em>

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+211Summer Analyst dies at Lincoln International

EbbsAndFlows

Did anyone else hear about a summer analyst dying recently at a Chicago MM? Apparently he had worked some crazy amount of all nighters. Unclear as to what the exact cause of death was. I’m not bringing this up for e-cred but to say that this shit is absurd and needs to change, I’m sure...

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+202Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018

PJC Truther

Takeaway message: Piper Jaffray (PJC) is a massive sweatshop. Probably one of the worst <abbr title="middle market firms">MMs</abbr> for work/life balance from what I’ve seen and heard. Imperial Capital is the only other <abbr title="middle...

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+188Investment Banking is Broken

icantdothisanymore

I just left <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and went entrepreneurship way, so this is a bit of a rant post and a throwaway account, but felt like I need to share. With all do respect to hard-working individuals out there - investment banking industry is broken...

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+188My Private Equity Recruiting Process

Candor

I am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> offers (from <abbr title="megafunds ">MFs</abbr> and top <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> firms), both elated and relieved to be done...

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+185I'm an average joe making good money for family and enjoying a chill life. What am I missing out on by not pursuing prestige?

averagejoe1010

Hey guys. I'm a 29 year old white male with a loving wife and 1 year old son. I went to a state school (Cal State Fullerton), graduated with a 3.1 GPA (didn't give a crap about school, just partied) and then got a sales job. Then I busted my ass (I'm not analytical or smart, but...

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+181MD never sleeps (growing suspicious)

babyygotwacc

So I've had this hunch for a while and wanted to get others thoughts. Before you think I'm crazy and sleep deprived just look at the evidence I am about to bestow upon you all. Over the past year I've been growing suspicious that my MD is a vampire... There are several reasons...

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+174AMA: extreme poverty to non target to investment banking

johndoe2019

Hello everyone, I am sharing this because Andy and Patrick said it may be useful for some younger users. I legitimately believe that <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> helped me get my career started. About me: I grew up in the roughest part of town...

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+168Why Prestige Really Matters

Goldman Snacks

So, everyone is a prestige whore in some way or another. Let's be honest. For every 1 person who can afford to pay cash for an S500 AMG but drives a Prius for the mileage, there are 100 million people who finance a car they can't really afford. The same applies to school - How many...

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+143Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean

PrestigeCaller

11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean <h4>1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy":</h4> We have a few VPs that take home all of the carry and three dozen Analysts grinding out all of our legwork because it's cheaper. All you little shits are...

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+142A friend of mine cheated and got an Internship offer at a BB IB

Anonymous Monkey

A friend of mine has a GPA of 2.1. He basically photoshopped his unofficial transcript with better grades and gave himself a much higher GPA and he eventually received a Summer Internship Offer from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and even passed their background...

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+139I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&A

macro bruin

Howdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...

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+136What is the best career advice you ever received, and from whom?

APAE

Patrick surprised me by getting a site feature implemented within 36 hours of its suggestion (context [here](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-wso-serving-its-purpose-still?page=0#comment-1644284)). I want to test out the new feature where only Certified Users can respond, so I took a...

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+136"I can't stand interns who __________"

MichaelScarn

Pretty self-explanatory: just looking for traits/habits/characteristics of interns that really piss you off and might preclude them from getting a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer.

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+128Most Illegal (or unethical) Thing You've Witnessed on the Job

Ivan Boesky

Lol definitely want to hear what some of you have to say about this. I'm sure there are some good stories out there.

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+128Is investment banking full of rich kids?

dontbugme

It seems that to get into investment banking, you must: - apply early - have been to a target school - in order to get into the target school, excel in high school, have money and you must know which schools are targets for investment banking It seems like that in order to tick off all...

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+127MD Asked to Bring Him Olive Oil during Meeting

ChinaBankingMonkey

Dear Fellow Monkeys, Just wanted advice on how to solve this issue. I've been tasked many personal/assistant matters like today, getting pulled to a meeting just to bring olive oil possibly for their lunch and I'm aware of what an analyst job might entail a lot of times. I've...

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+127Rock Bottom but ain't giving up

Bill Ackman

Hey guys, I graduated from non-target college (Baruch College) last year majoring in Finance with Economics minor. I have a GPA just below 3.0. I enjoy finance industry, especially capital markets. It's been a year, yes, a full year since I've been applying for jobs. I used...

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+125Cringeworthy LinkedIn Profiles

ColdCaller

Is it just me or is it cringeworthy when someone lists experiences such as "Pizza Hut Delivery Guy" on their LinkedIn profile? Or how about that person that has 6 languages on their profile 4 of them being listed down as "Elementary Proficiency". Or those profiles that have...

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+124You are a bottom bucket analyst if...

TorontoMonkey1328

Enough coddling: by definition some people are the bottom 15%. For those of you who don't have the self-awareness to recognize you aren't cutting it, here are the signs (real life examples). If you do any of the following, I shouldn't have to explain to you why you are a bottom...

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+123How can you take it?

donnyboy101

I've found finance to be completely unbearable. The pay and career development is excellent but the level of work, expectations, and lack of control over your life is not worth any amount of pay. Senior employees have no guts or real business skills, or they would have gotten the hell...

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+1202019 FT Analyst Recruiting Timeline

euroquaker

<em>Mod Note (Andy): 8/16/18 - Updates continue to roll in, make sure to check <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2019-ft-analyst-recruiting-timeline?page=1">page two</a> for the must up to date information.</em> Haven't seen a thread on...

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+119Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam

InfoDominatrix

Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

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+1171st day internship work until 2 am (fucked up)

EUROPETARGET

At <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> Right now. It's already 9pm talked to analyst who told me I'll be working until 2am on average (including today). I've been "reading" the compliance book since 2pm since there's not a lot to do on my...

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+115"Modelling" has to be the biggest misnomer in this industry.

Leonardo-Cope

I remember back when I was still a student, being intimidated by the idea of having to form "models" - despite my undergrad being in physics. It turns out in finance, "modelling" just means dividing one excel cell by another, saying "yeah sure, that growth will...

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+114Worst candidate that has gotten an offer

DrBillBrasky

What’s the worst candidate you’ve seen get hired for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst role? For instance, have you ever seen someone with like a 2.5 gpa in kinesiology but had solid connections or something get hired

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+113Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example

WallStreetOasis.com

<img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_resume_title_0.png" alt="Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example" /> <p><b>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template...

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+109What were the biggest lies you were told during the interview process that weren't true on the actual job?

Bernie L Madoff

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...

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+108What’s the WORST pitchdeck error you’ve ever seen?

thefamilyofficesdb

I’ll start. The client’s 10-year financial projections (based on user count) were on the basis of exponential growth. And by the time he got to year 10, he didn’t have to forecast anymore because by year 8 he had already attracted 1.26 Billion Users for his app, and was raking in $636B...

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+107Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets

johndoe89

I compiled this post because I've received several questions aroud this topic in private messages and I thought it may be helpful to discuss my experience with a wider audience. I would like to caveat all of the information in this really long post below by saying that these are all broad...

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+107Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD Analyst

Creamofthecrop

So I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...

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+104A Contrarian View - Raging Bull

thebrofessor

TLDR - seen a lot of pessimism out of the major firms, it's starting to make me think it's too pessimistic, making me consider that we’re on the cusp of a multi-year secular bull market, let's discuss OK, I've been struggling with a couple of thoughts over the past few...

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+101Dumbest thing you said in an interview?

therealgekko

What's something you said in an interview that made you want to bitchslap yourself? I'll start. Back when I was a junior looking for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, I...

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+101Consequences after being caught cheating

French35

Hello, 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...

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+98Refusing to Party with Boss -- Bad Move?

MichaelScarn

I have a friend who’s doing a summer internship at a bank (not <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, but a smaller place). His boss invited a bunch of the employees on his boat July 4th and all was good… until the boss broke out the Old School joint and started...

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+96Jefferies: Are these rumors true?

champagnepaki

Heard from a peer on the street, wondering if anyone could verify? The policy on comp is the one that has me making this post. 1. Seniors are jumping ship like crazy right now 2. It is an absolute sweatshop nowadays for analysts ***3. Any year's bonus must be paid back if you...

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+96Worst Interview/Job Experience: Can You Top Mine?

isa2130953

I desperately wanted to move to California and I was applying to every job under the Sun. The first call I got sent me through the roof, and it was for a "finance" job but they were very vague about what they actually did. That was the first red flag. My naive self hopped on a...

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+95What is the meaning behind your username?

famejranc

I'll start. Mine is more or less James Franco, but backwards. Woah, genius. I know. It took me a while to come up with this one.

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+95My journey from no-name boutique to PE MF

masters

I have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like mine but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. <h3>My...

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+95Must Know Finance Terms

Armhoo1

Wanted to start a thread compiling a list of finance vocabulary, formal or informal. Words can be as "basic" as *EBITDA* or as "fancy" as *capital extraction*. The more pretentious the better. After all, capital expenditures aka capex essentially means to fix shit up or to...

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+952018 /2019 Bonus Discussion

AllBurnedUp

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

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+94Why Are You Worth Your Salary?

ptm24

There are plenty of posts on here about whether or not <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or other finance jobs are "worth it." However, I haven't seen many posts on whether or not people on here think that they're worth all of the benefits that...

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+94Ray Dalio: Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed

CRE

Bridgewater's Ray Dalio [wrote a post about "Why and How Capitalism Needs to be Reformed,"](https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-how-capitalism-needs-reformed-parts-1-2-ray-dalio/?published=t/) claiming that the outcomes of capitalism are no longer consistent with the system’s...

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+94Biggest professional regret?

NuclearPenguins

In light of the “Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018” thread ([link](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/piper-jaffray-sweatier-than-ever-in-2018)), I was inspired to share the biggest professional regret of my career so far, however early in my career that it may...

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+94HARD TAKES

anonmises

Have a long night ahead and could use a distraction every hour or so What is your hardest take... on anything. I'm talking hardest take possible. Fire away

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+94The students at top schools aren't really that intellectually impressive.

EarlFromUtah

So I go to a top school, so think Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. And coming in, I almost felt a sort of insecurity, because I thought that I would be up against the grinders whom I knew in high school, and against kids who went to the best boarding schools, which everyone knows prepare kids well....

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+93Lifestyle post promotion to VP?

ibankergf1

Hi there, am an SO to someone in banking. He's one year out to promotion to VP. He keeps telling me it will get "better". Not sure what it means and I would really like specific details. He still works to 9/10/11 longer most nights. Still working most weekends. I asked him...

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+92Want a promotion?

DickFuld

So, there’s an MD on my team who I think highly of and does good business. He’s considered a good mentor and good leader/manager. I’m thinking of who I’m going to promote to a senior leadership position from the middle ranks and he was my top choice before tonight. The only...

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+90I have officially accepted a position at...posts

NYCBB

I’m genuinely curious as it seems like these type of posts have become the norm for the younger generation on LinkedIn, why do people post these? You’re not a 5 star football recruit I couldn’t care less which option you decided to pick and your thank you shade you throw at the companies...

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+90What's your preferred vice?

Kassad

Liquor, hash, Mary Jane, Molly - what's your preferred substance when it comes to taking the edge off or making things just interesting enough? I've gone through a few, including all of the above, a few hallucinogens, some experimental stuff that is said to be produced by the brain...

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+90Story time: first ever bonus

monkeytomd

Hey everyone, The title is pretty self-explanatory, could any of the older guys share their feeling when their first bonus hit their checkings account? Not looking for any numbers, rather the feeling /sense of accomplishment, I'm sure at that time of your career it was something to be...

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+90What Are You Old-Fashioned About?

GingerGuy

What technological advancements or updated social norms are you not following? I like to think I'm a pretty forward-thinking guy but I still always prefer to pay with a card/cash, over using Apple Pay on my phone. What are you old-fashioned about?

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+89How Can I Prove that I'm the Biggest Hardo at my Non-Target?

CertifiedHardo

I already have 3 patagucci vests (1 monogrammed, 2 vanilla) with my 1987 thinkpad coming in the mail, my JUUL is custom engraved with "SHORT VIX", and I have "Incoming Interviewer for Goldman Sachs Risk Management Division in New Jersey" on my LinkedIn Premium profile. What...

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+88Is Finance Really this Lonely?

GenericNonTargetUsername

Excuse the rant, sometimes you have to air it out, and this place has made me who I am today, and I'm sure many individuals feel the same way I think. <h3>I sacrificed everything to break in</h3> I don't know where I went wrong, two years ago, when I had nothing and...

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+88What does it feel like working 40-hour weeks?

Pizz

Working 55-60 hour weeks every week of the year has made me forget what it feels like having a 9-5 job. So those who do, what does it feel like?

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+88To Biden or Not to Biden...That is the Question

bigboibernanke

Now that we've seen half of the candidates duke it out tonight, the NYT poses the question that has been on every Dem's mind for a while: <h4>Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate</h4> Should Democrats rally behind Mr. Biden, a moderate who is...

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+88Has the CFA lost its value?

MrJack5

The other day I read an article from Bloomberg saying that this year a record number of candidates enrolled this June. Idk, but in my eyes when something becomes accessible to so many random people it losses its prestige. Over years I predict having the <abbr title="Chartered Financial...

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+88Death from Overwork (Karōshi) in Finance

WallStreetOasis.com

Another [heartbreaking story](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/summer-analyst-dies-at-lincoln-international) about an intern that passed away after working long hours just hit WSO and I'm thinking why does this keep happening and what can we do to prevent it (or at least make it more...

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+87Why do so few go into Real Estate?

Bankerstreet

Theres no statistical evidence for this but, why is real estate second to most other financial services jobs? Most people in business school are primarily looking for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, consulting, <abbr title="asset...

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+8730 year-old breaking in

Jack M.T.

I am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...

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+862019 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore

Beabs

As some of the firms have already started accepting applications for 2019 for <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>/SG, I thought it's the time to start this topic for those who are specifically interested in working in <abbr title="Hong...

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+85The Path to Least Resistance: Why IB May Not Be What You Really Want

bill_ackman

As I am spending some time on my vacation and feel bored to death (please don’t judge), I wanted to share something that I think might be important to you guys. Although this thread will cause a lot of controversy, I have nevertheless decided to give in to my temptations and write a...

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+85Does your family despise you?

Phizzurp

With the holidays approaching, I'm curious how you all deal with the awkward family gatherings. More specifically, does anyone else feel despised by their own family now in regards to their career choice? Personally, I have a VERY blue collar family. My immediate family consists of...

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+85How was Investment Banking modeling done back in the day?

Howard Hughes

Have always wondered this. Investment banks have been around long before excel - even back to the 80s and 90s - so how would investment banks and private equity firms create <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> pricing, valuations, <abbr...

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+85I'm Tired

tiredandangry

Burner account for venting purposes. I'm tired. I'm tired of working at a bank that never wins <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I bet they don't feel this way at Lazard. I'm tired of the umpteen thousandth pitch where...

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+85I was fired today, don't know what to do....

DopeBoy14

I've been working for a year at a large investment bank as an analyst in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I was fired today after an argument with my associate that happened a couple of days ago. I'm still in absolute shock right now....

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+85Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst Perspective

NuclearPenguins

Sitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> and...

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+83Craziest Travel Story

LeveredBetaBoy

I have a super slow day at work today and found myself thinking about some ridiculous travel stories I've had from the past few years and want to canvas <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for some of your own. Can be anything from a weird or funny adventure to...

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+83Reading List for Intellectual Killers

Elite_Bulge

Recently there was a thread on what books one should read to assist in the development of a successful career in finance. I strongly believe in balancing your library with pure "finance books", pleasure reads, and classics, with a strong bias towards the classics. You will learn about...

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+83Never Give Up - A guide to success even if you're dumb

Lions.

Longtime lurker. First post. ###About me: I'm originally from the South. Growing up, I hated school. I'm talking about failing multiple classes, dreading going to school, and even getting suspended many times. I was diagnosed with ADD at a young age, but never wanted to take...

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+83For those in their 30s+, where in your career are you vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s?

hedgehog9

Hey all, so the question is relatively straightforward. Specifically for monkeys in their 30s/40s, where are you in your career right now vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s? This can include job function (ex. moving from <abbr title="investment...

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+82What is The Meanest Thing You've Ever Seen a Superior Tell a Subordinate in the Office

REPE God

After a long day of watching our dickhead CFO haze the new analysts with his miserable sense of humor, I've been reflecting about some of the biggest dickhead moves I've ever seen a superior pull on a subordinate in the office. I think my top three are... 1) During Christmas party a...

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+82Why do we want "success" so bad?

mrgth23

I'm a lot more ambitious than people around me and how I just can't relate with them because they have no aspirations, don't plan long term, etc.(I go to a non-target state school) It got me thinking about why I'm so professionally focused and want to get into a top firm and...

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+81How I Broke Into Goldman IBD From a Non-Target

JD665511

Hello 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...

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+813.9+ GPA BAD

ibpotential

Recently got the opportunity to talk with the head of banking at a solid <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm (think William Blair). He said that he hates hiring 3.9+ GPA candidates and actually sees it as a red flag. His reasoning was that they lack social...

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+81Wilbur Ross "Take a Loan" Comments

ironman32

Heard Wilbur Ross's comments early about government employees going to homeless shelters/food banks as they are on the eve of missing a second paycheck. Just wanted to hear the finance/"Oasis" thoughts on this matter. For me, on one hand, obviously this isn't right,...

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+81Most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seen

BillMurray

What is the most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seen someone get or take directly after college?

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+80AMA: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School

Classica

Hi Everyone, I’ve lurked on this site for a long time and it’s been extremely helpful at different points in my career. I’m interested in giving back via an AMA thread as I’ve seen others do over the years. <h4>Quick background</h4> <li>Graduated from one of the...

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+80STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!

earthwalker7

Starting my rant.... <rant> I just got asked about career planning for the move from <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, yet again. I've a lot of sympathy for my fellow...

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+80Worst aspect of finance fashion?

TallWhenStandingOnWallet

What is the one part of finance fashion that you would like to see gone? Gaudy loafers? Thick pinstripe suits that should be relegated to the 80s?

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+79SA and Full Time Recruiting 2020 thread

John-Jacobs1

Wanted to better organize the 2020 recruiting here instead of my previous post. @AndyLouis" Current 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> Info: [quote="champagnepaki"] Not really. Sure the WSJ article from this past Fall brought awareness...

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+77What do you do if you have a thing for your director

sadsoul90

Associate in my mid-late twenties, my director is amazing - I just really like her. Maybe I'm telling you all because I can't tell anyone else.

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+76Offer rescinded what can I do now?

Anonymous Monkey

Hi everyone, I signed my summer offer with this bank earlier this year and recently I realized that a friend that I was going to find housing with, backed out. And since it was an unpaid internship to begin with, I would have had to pay around 1200-1300/month for housing if I went solo. I...

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+75Most Arrogant User on WSO

EliteStudent11

For me It’s a toss up between @Isaiah_53_5" and @m_1" but I’m open to other suggestions. Anyone have any opinions on the subject? Who is the biggest douche on the site? I think we could make this annual thing similar to user of the year or whatever

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+752019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst

halonyc

I don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the...

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+75Most badass way to decline an offer?

Monkeythejoe

Just saw on linkedin the following post from an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruiter: "[...]a candidate we had offered a full time grad role to returned his signed offer letter. Issue was that it was his signed offer letter for one of our...

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+74Gillette Commercial

Pump and Dump

Is this the new age of pussyfying men? I thought most of the commercial was laughable. They even included a TYT clip in it...lol.

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+73The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't

Alistair-Clark

[quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all night.</strong></p> [/quote] That's what my MD said to me before I pulled my first all-nighter. &nbsp; I've had other...

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+73I Might Hate Finance, And This Might Be the Turning Point

Kassad

The signs were all there. I wasn't a great student in college, but it wasn't the content of the work that killed me. It was the little things like attendance, being on time to things, paying attention to the instructor, setting aside time to study, and following the instructions...

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+72AMA: Top Quant Firms First Year Comp 250k to 400k

quantfin

First some background, I am a senior and am heading to a quant shop for full time this summer. This past recruiting cycle I received offers from Two Sigma, Citadel, Old Mission, Hudson River Trading, DE Shaw, Jump, and Five Rings Capital for positions ranging from pure dev to pure quant. I study...

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+72Changing Jobs - Hold ON!

Disjoint

I have been on this website for more than ten years and thought I would dish out a bit of advice. ####A bit of background: I worked up to director level in trading, before going to get an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> and changing industry...

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+72What's your favorite banking phrase or lingo?

lapike

Today I saw an analyst try to talk to an MD about working capital adjustments, and the MD went "Don't teach your father how to fuck, kid", which is something he usually says when we're showing him stuff he already knows. It always has us cracking up. That got me thinking...

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+71Investing Styles of Mario Characters

Basketfoot

<strong>Mario</strong> - Rational asset allocator, owns a good mix of low-cost index funds and ETFS <strong>Luigi</strong> - Incapable of second level thinking, investment theses are that he "believes in it", writes disingenuous Seeking Alpha articles, has...

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+71Best city for overall quality of life?

idkwhyimadethisaccount

Including weather and job opportunities what do you guys think the best city to live in for banking is?

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+69Where do you find those "wifey" types that will stick with you forever?

jnhadekjs

Since most women in clubs are just looking for one night stand/brief flings and <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> girls have superiority/feminist complex. So where do you find those other wife type girls?

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+67Weirdest thing you have seen a Co- Worker obsessed with?

PeRmAnEnTiNtErN

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

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+67There and Back Again - A Banker's Tale

THE PsYcHoLoGy

<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/lotr.jpg?itok=P86qtEcR" alt="" /> Some unique insight into the buyside vs. sellside and the hunt for eternal glory. I've had an interesting few years that has led to experience on both sides of the table. Given...

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+65Unemployed and living in parents' basement, losing hope

freydo

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

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+65Bad Habits

morgan28

What bad habits (besides lack of sleep) have you all developed since you started at a bank? For example, I started biting my nails after a month on the job but had never bit them before and a friend began to mumble random finance terms in her sleep.

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+65How do you stop being butthurt and emotional in this business?

Pizz

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?

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