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+68The Work Always Gets Done

mergersandacquisitions78

[quote]This is the kind of <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> that MDs absolutely LOVE to tell themselves: "I am hardworking and tough, sure, but I'm also really fair and I let people have lives when they tell me about it. This would never be my...

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+68Disappointed and heartbroken

Toonsquad

Target school, 3.5+ GPA, relevant experience (really good <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig at an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> firm) but still unemployed for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr>. I...

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+68PE exec stops dating women that are too hot

JTH

I started skimming the <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> Post irregularly after I heard the Mulaney bit on it ("the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they’re trying to give you the gist"), and I saw an **AMAZING** article today...

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+68What are your goals for 2017?

Dedline

Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...

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+67Work/Life Balance: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 1)

NoEquityResearch

I'm probably one of the few people on here that has done both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="equity...

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+67If you could work directly under one Wall Street Titan, who would it be?

thefinancekid

From all-star banker Frank Quattrone, buyout magnate Henry Kravis, to hedge fund legend Steve Cohen - there are always people we aspire to be or in the least look up to. If you had the chance to choose ANY big names to work directly for, who would it be and why?

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+67What companies do you respect?

tgi-finance

In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and Deloitte. My favorite is probably Google, because of they way it treats its...

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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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+67Shithole Scandal

Dances With Newfoundland

Ok folks. This is Trump scandal #99447. Oh hell, I've lost count of the number of times people have gone hysterical over Trump's comments. Here are my thoughts on this. 1. Trump is a vulgar man with no filter. It's just who he is. Having said that, Presidents say a lot of...

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+672017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

phd_engineer

Hey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...

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+67Why Do People Hate on Frats & Preppiness in General?

CreditMadrid

Nowadays there seems to be this overall hatred amongst the majority of people (more so millennials) for people who are in frats and for people who dress 'preppy'. A lot of people seem to look down upon those in fraternities and make generalizations about those in frats such as being:...

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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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+67Life at Mega Developers

decrebepro

Can anyone speak to what it's like working at a Hines/Tishman/Related in a flagship office (NY/LA)? Somewhat curious about comp, hours, culture and all that, but far more interested in the actual quality of the work and what the impact is on your career. As an analyst at one of these...

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+66Do BB bankers really make that much money when you adjust for the cost of living?

xgozax

Most of the big banks are in New York and Glassdoor has their salary between $100-$150k first year. $150k is like $60-$70K In Texas dollars.

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+66Why You DON'T Leave Banking for B School Just to Come Right Back...

rufiolove

This is the reaction any analyst who has ever worked in banking has when you say you want to leave banking for business school then come back as a post b school associate... <img src="http://epicpinterestfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/how-i-met-your-mother-barney-why.gif"...

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+66What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?

thefinancekid

As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...

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+66Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 edition

thebrofessor

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+66From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking

alpinespringwater

<h3>Timeline:</h3> In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly. In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death. In 2009 I...

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+65Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch

moneymogul

This week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...

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+65The Other Road: Corporate Development Associate Fielding Questions

harvardgrad08

<em>Mod note: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso ">Click here</a></strong> to see all of our q&a's and interviews</em><P> Given the...

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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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+65AMA: 3rd Year Hedge Fund Analyst

ActiveShare

I've been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for years and it helped me out immensely when I was trying to figure out the best route to take in order to achieve my goals. Now it's time to try and return some of that value, so here goes....

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+65No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)

earthwalker7

Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> myself, but man, it's hard. Seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is all about the...

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+65Why do people choose megafunds over MM?

lurker22

Wondering about this. Is it just the prestige/pay? Seems like your experience would be quite limited at megafunds (type of work similar to banking, just modelling focused). Why don't more people pursue <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> -- especially if it is less...

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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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+65Interview Question: "Prove to me that you are smart"

HairyHilary

This is an actual question I got and completely f'd up the answer... How would you go about answering this question? It seems like a lose lose scenario. If you answer it seriously, by explaining your high GPA/relevant experience then its a really boring answer and you might even come...

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+64College kiddos are disillusioned by college degrees -- surprise?

Appley

According to a [recent WSJ/NBC survey](https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-losing-faith-in-college-degrees-poll-finds-1504776601), a staggering estimate of 47% young Americans feel that a college degree is not worth it compared to a 49% who do. *That* is a pretty close divide which is...

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+64Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good life

wilowallstreet

I've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...

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+64The market is turning rapidly...

PacNumber

In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...

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+64Lateraling Guide for Investment Banking

Sil

I recently lateraled from a “no-name” boutique to a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> and wanted to share some of the knowledge that I gathered and wished people had told me when I went through the process. I also have several friends who also went through this...

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+64More people are lonely than you may think

LES

In today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...

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+64People who didn't make it into IB: What are you doing now?

straighttohellxo

I am currently in the process of applying for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> related internships and I have a feeling I'm not going to make the cut. You know how sometimes you dance with the hottest girl in the club but you KNOW she's not going home...

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+64Is it true that Tobin & Company doesn't pay their analysts?

DwyaneWade3

I had a friend who used to worked with a few people from Tobin tell me that analysts at Tobin don't get paid unless they're there while a deal is closed. In that case, they'll receive a bonus/stipend or something like that. Does anyone know if this is true??? I'<span...

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+64Do any bankers play any video games? If so which ones?

Dimesnickels44

Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc

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+64Re: Does School Prestige Matter?

MBAApply

"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...

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+64Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best Health

APAE

After seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people. Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...

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+64VP screwed me over at superday

throwaway_999

Hey all, This is really bugging me. Recently <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">had a superday</a></span> with the regional office of an <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+64Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?

FinDroid

Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...

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+64Sales & Trading Interview Guide - Gekko's Guidance Part 2

Gekko21

In Part 2 of Gekko’s Guidance, I’m going to cover <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of <a...

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+64Thrown out halfway through interview

mgaT

Hey y'all, I am just wondering if this has like happened to anyone else before. I was interviewing at a F500 the other day, and halfway through my 6 mini interviews I was interrupted by the HR head telling me the interview was done and for me to exit the building. It was pretty...

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+64Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst Program

cashfl0w

So applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...

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+64Lmao Tesla

BobTheBaker

So Elon Musk tweeted a series of erratic comments stating that he is considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share, which represents a 23% premium on Monday's closing price of ~$340. As a result the stock shot up, reports were the tweets might be fake, volatility is ridiculous, and now...

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+64Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.

SUNYWallStreet

I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I...

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+63Pre-Interview routine

Deal Team Six

Obviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy: I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as...

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+63From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great Offer

Anonymous Monkey

Good morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...

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+63 Young Money? Perception vs Reality on Wall Street

big unit

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/6/14 and ranks #9 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+63What Daily Habits Do You Have That Have Improved Your Life The Most?

tudorg

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

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+63Millionaire by 30

benjirivers

Hey there wolves. I recently set a goal for myself to be have a million dollars sitting in my savings account before mid-age crisis blows me across the face like a metal baseball bat. If there's any of you young bucks out there on the street with a similar goal. Matter of fact, if...

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+63Nicest Thing Your Boss Has Ever Done For You?

CreditMadrid

Hi monkeys, so today is my last day at my internship and when I got to the office, my boss left me an entire plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies as well as a gift card on my desk. Wasn't expecting anything like this and she didn't really have to do this. So the title is pretty...

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+63BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter Hireview

mb317

Has anyone applied to BlackRock to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if anyone has completed it and could tell me what questions were on it that would be great! I'm not sure whether to expect to submit one...

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+63Is the Bull-Market Over?

ForexOptions

Kind-of insane how fast equities sell off. I presume it's mainly from the algorithmic machines that dump massive amounts of volume all at once. The DOW opened insanely how but sold-off very fast afternoon. I have no hope in these markets anymore. Now, everyone is running around chasing all...

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+62Sick of ‘Do I have a Chance’ Posts

SeekingAlphaMale

Every day there are numerous posts from undergrads or recent grads with nearly identical topics - “Do I have a chance at landing an XYZ entry-level position at ABC”. Posts like these, where all they seek is validation from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>...

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+62I have been told that I can't make it into the finance industry (HF, VC, PE, etc.) because of my height?

Aerbil99

Hello everyone, I am a freshman attending Dartmouth - majoring in economics. I am focusing my future on finance, whether it be working at a hedge fund or private equity. But I've read and have been told a few times that I won't be able to make it in the industry because of my...

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+62leaving IB, next steps...

anonymousman

I'm confused. I used to post on here a couple of years ago, most of what I posted was bullsh*t. The truth is I was in my final year at university, I'd just done an internship, wasn't sure how I felt about it as a prospective life, and I wanted to play banker on the internet to...

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+62My favorite line from analysts:

ARX713

Gotta love it when you ask for an analysis and this is the response, “*I didn’t check my work, but here you go*.”

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+62When Did You Have the Hardest Time Staying Professional?

DonalDayUmTray

We have all been there, some d**k just pushes our buttons to the level where we consider knocking this dude out cold or just being a complete douche and making him regret his entire existence. What did you guys do? When were the times when some bumblefuck gave you the hardest time staying...

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+62Facepalm moments at info sessions

treeman

So tonight I was <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">at a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> info session, and a student asked verbatim "what can you tell me about the work/life balance...

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+62How I got into Banking

CompBanker

<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in 2006. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> So I'm new here and spent a good deal of...

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+62An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 1 of 2

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+62What was your first big break?

kyleluck

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

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+62Tech As An Alternative to Finance

CuriousCharacter

I’ve been seeing lots of grass is greener envy on WSO and thought I could offer perspective. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/tech_alternative_1.jpg?itok=Bp2G3yKy" alt="" /> ####For Context I was all set to join a hedge fund post graduation,...

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+61Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure

wilowallstreet

<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #9 and was originally posted 11/22/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a...

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+61What is street smart in Investment Banking business?

Fatwilly

Hey monkeys, I am a junior analyst who just landed a full time <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> analyst role in the city. I asked for the feedback from my director and MD and they say 'All the job you have done is great, that's why we...

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+61Are rich people ruining America?

To IB or not to IB

Hey monkeys, Just like the title says, [are rich people ruining America?](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/opinion/how-we-are-ruining-america.html) The article claims that the future potential of the children of low-income Americans are being diminished by upper-middle-class...

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+61McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage, Bridge2BCG 2019 For ADP

mvmv

Here the new topic for this year McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG, Connect to ClearView, Path to Putnam and Clarion PROPEL status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates!

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+61Non-Target to Bain/BCG Intern

1600mPenn

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to...

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+61A Letter of Resignation From theaccountingmajor - it's been real

theaccountingmajor

So for the past several days, I've been getting DMs from the website moderators that my posts have been removed. Can I ask why you all are so angry? I've had so much MS thrown my way, it probably triggered some sort of red-flag. Lol like seriously - every other day, there's some...

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+61MSF Class of 2018

TNA

I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...

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+61Why are recruiters so useless?

guyfromct

I’ve dealt with both internal corporate recruiters and external (headhunters) and I continue to be amazed at how awful they are as a rule. I applied to a super regional bank, a recruiter reached out with some questions and stated that after I filled it out they’d reach out to set up a...

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+61Landed Your First Job? EXTREMELY Important Thread: Office Politics

WallStreetPlayboys

<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/22/14 and ranks #14 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...

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+61The guessing game: best site for Amazon's new HQ?

Appley

[quote] Fee <abbr title="fixed income ">fi</abbr> <abbr title="front office ">fo</abbr> fum I seek the site of a new HQ Bringing jobs and scouting talent I'll make retailers know they're dead -Appley [/quote] Jeff...

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+61Do you believe in man-made climate change?

12468086

Interested to hear what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> thinks of this. I am in two minds with this one, Its a tough one and in general you can't dare to question the validity of some government scientists

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+61What was the happiest moment of your life?

yul33

Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We...

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+61Goldman Sachs HireVue Process

banker89978

Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell how I did but will <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> still...

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+61By Popular Demand: Ranking The Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street, Non Target Edition

PrestigeCaller

With no further ado, from most to least douchey... **The SEC Frat God:** Perhaps the most identifiable of all the non-target Analysts, mostly because he looks like the exact opposite of everyone else around him. Instead of the gelled slick-back, he's rocking a poorly trimmed Frat Mop...

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+60Goldman Sachs 2020 SA

laxbanker

As I have not seen a discussion of this topic, I thought it would be a good idea to start one. With the application opening next week, can anyone provide insight into the past few years process? Feel free to discuss any and all topics related to the 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst...

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+60Failed to "Break In" at my MBA Program - Next Steps?

lookingbutlost

I'm currently a first year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student at a top finance <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (Booth, Wharton, CBS, etc.) and was unsuccessful during the...

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+60An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst Class

originationmgmt

As we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...

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+60A Novel Approach to Universal Basic Income

Eddie Braverman

<p>I was listening to <a href="http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/01/theres_a_hole_i.html#more">EconTalk</a> the other day and Mike Munger from Duke University was on talking about Universal Basic Income. I happen to believe that UBI will become a necessity in the...

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+60Balancing relationship and career decisions

haxx0r31337

Fellow monkeys, Online probably isn't the best place to seek for advice but would like an external perspective regardless. Some background: HYP undergrad, and a current 1st year associate at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Financial Sponsors Group in...

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+60Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching Out

TripleActingTripleAction

Not too long ago, I was an undergrad. Reaching out to people that I have never met. Praying and hoping that they would perhaps read my Linkedin message and respond. In this process, I learned what rejection felt like but also met a ton of people across the different segments of finance and was...

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+60Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.

Passionate Investor

1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. 2. Stop talking about where you went to college. 3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. 4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. 5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...

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+59PED GPAs Should Get an Asterisk

Eddie Braverman

I was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...

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+59It's getting ugly out there - Baly to cut 13 stock teams

sonibubu

Article 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...

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+59Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...

chan.kw

I recently went for a <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: A man walks into library and approaches the librarian. The librarian...

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+59Craziest Things You've Seen in NYC?

CreditMadrid

Good afternoon monkeys. As much of this site must work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> or used to work in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, what are some of the wildest things you've seen go down in the city?

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+59How To Ask For Anything

geoffblades

Whatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help. A...

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+59A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO Hell

thugnificent2123

Thank you to everyone on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <abbr title="front...

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+59A Few Observations on Investment Banking Exit Opportunities

StateofNature

I see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. <h3>An Experienced Review of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Exit...

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+59Is Social Class Still an Issue in Investment Banking?

Tiger16

For years, the investment banking sector has prided itself on the idea that it is fiercely meritocratic. Those who work hard succeed, and those who don't get chucked out fast if they don't make the grade. Recent research, however, has shown that the industry is dominated by people...

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+59Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE Exits

CompBanker

I received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

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+59AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" Consulting

BreakingOutOfPWM

Hi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...

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+59What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017

PatrickStar120

What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...

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+58Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes

wilowallstreet

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Someone asked me last week about all...

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+58BAML 2019 SA Megathread

lionheartedx

Hey! I haven't seen a megathread for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> yet, so here it is. <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>...

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+58WSO, It Is Time To Talk

Nefarious-

<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, it is time to talk. The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a...

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+58work/life balance >>>>>> $$$. also i resent my asian parents

disillusionedasian

i resent my tiger, helicopter asian parents. they were basically amy chua. i had no fucking life growing up. no video games. barely any friends. no TV. all i did was school, academics, etc., after school academics, violin, etc. fucking horseshit. all my parents cared about was GPA, how well I...

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+58Depressed - Don't want to live anymore

Emotionless

This is a different account that I just made. I made this to avoid using my main account, as I'm well respected, I think? But.. I'm at the point where I just don't want to live anymore. I recently got laid off as a prop trader.. Fuck trading, family, friends, bills, child support...

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+58XMAS ideas for the good and bad monkeys of the world

dr_mantistoboggan_MD

Basically a rehash of the same thread from this time last year. Got some pretty great feedback last year so figured i'd put it out there again, what does everyone want this year?

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