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0Anyone London based who know about this program?I got an interview invite from Audacity Capital in London for their Hidden Talent Program. According to them, they will train me for a month and then give me $10000 of their own money to trade while being coached by other traders. If the candidate does well then their account will be given another $...TR0
+1Green Plains?Anyone have any experience with Green Plains? Im trying to decide between an internship offer from them and one from Scoular. There isn’t much on them online. Any advice would help. Cheers....TR4
0Anybody here work at M&T bank?Hi all, anybody here work at M&T bank's CRE group? I Would really appreciate and be grateful if I could connect with you, thank you!...RE0
0Company Review: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRHTR
+1Can someone explain the B School Career "bid" system?I've been reading about the bid system for getting interviews at Booth/Kellog. Can somebody please explain what this means? Any other T15 B Schools do this? Thank you, @Kellogg2016" @Hillary2016" @BreakingOutOfPWM" ...BSCH2
0Company Compensation: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRHTR
0Company Interview: Deutsche Bank
+1How many interviews did you f up?I´m just wondering what the ratio for other people is like, I had 4 interviews for spring weeks at BB so far and only got 1 offer. It that normal for summer internships as well? I´ve read that people got offers from multiple (like 4-5) BB´s and EB´s. How did your interview went? **My intervie...IB3
0Company Review: Morgan StanleyIB
+21Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching OutNot 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 lucky...OFF14
0Shell Grad vs. ING Wholesale trainee vs. Roland Berger: M&A exposure/exit opps?I am closing in on a few offers and have no clue on what to choose! All programs seem to offer slightly different things and all look interesting. Ambition is to roll in PE or M&A gig afterwards. They all have some exposure to deals but it isn't really clear or in my power... Other factors to consid...CF0
+2Instructions lacking clarityThe context is I work at a mid-market PE in a relatively small firm. I am an analyst at the firm and the office culture has been great so far. However, I am having issues working with one of the new principals. He asks for research without stating a clear objective and provides guidelines which are ...PE6
+3Accepting TWO offers (one SA, one FT) during same year; date clash! Help!I am currently a final year student and will graduate in Jun 2018. Its not possible for me to delay graduation, because I already did that last year. A few months ago, I received an offer from “Firm A” (prestigious BB), however this offer is a SA position which runs from Jun - Aug 2018. (They...JOB16
+2Wharton or BustAre there hedge funds - or other buy side firms for that matter - that recruit almost solely, if not solely, from ONE school? Ex: X firm only takes in Wharton grads. Y firm only recruits from MIT. And so on. Basically, are there real Pearson Specters out in the world of high finance? If so, which...HF10
0Interview with McKinsey - Experienced hire routeMy interview process at McKinsey has begun. I am expecting a phone screening, a case coaching session, an interview round with Principals followed by an interview round with partners (if all goes well). Anyone has any insights on what to expect? Any form tips/suggestions are appreciated. I am going ...CO7
0What do I expect in a McKinsey Case Coaching Session?Are there any do's and don'ts? Any other insights?...CO5
+1NDA and Freedom of SpeechAs many of you know, I’m M’n’A’in on the Buyside around Midtown during the day and hard charging around the bars during the night. It’s a solid hamster wheel of a life I live. In any case, I get a notification on my mobile phone over the weekend about a piece of news regarding a potent...IB1
0Longevity in IB - focusing on the long haul I'm currently consultant that will be matriculating into a top 15 MBA (Darden/Fuqua/etc.) program in the fall and I am considering using this opportunity to switch over to IBD as I have a major interest in finance. Since, post-MBA associates are typically hired with the intent of being career-ba...IB0
0Getting recruiter or company to look at me.I am a 17 year General Electric (GE) ex-employee and a Global Business Development transaction leader with 14 years of experience that has executed over 150 transactions (divestitures, JV’s, acquisitions and IPO’s) valued over $115B. I have broad industry experience across multiple sectors in oi...JOB0
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0Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
0Canadian undergrad b-schools: Schulich vs. Laurier vs. UofT Commerce/RotmanA friend's little sister asked me for advice on which undergrad b-school program to pursue between the '2nd/3rd tiers' because she may not have the marks for Ivey/Queens/McGill (I came from one of those 3). So the choice was mainly between UofT Commerce, Laurier BBA co-op (not the double degree), an...IB17
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
+49Prestige Skirmish: Lawyer vs. Doctor vs. Investment BankerThe people wanted it, so you get it. **Lawyer - Prestige Pros:** -J.D. is the most prestigious post-graduate degree to have. -Extremely well read and versed in history - which makes for prestigious dinner conversations. -Wields influence over the legal system, and influence is one of the ce...OFF45
+1considering switching from sell-side to buy side (trading)i've been a credit market maker in a tier 2 bank for 3 years now. i actually really like it here (culture-wise and work-life balance) and i have a strong feeling that management also like me. however, the flow that we see have been on the decline for a while and it's been consistently pretty difficu...TR3
+1Am I pigeon - holing myself? What's up guys, I'm in a Tier 1 A Market, east coast U.S (Philly, Charlotte, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta) at a top brokerage working in office leasing. I interned with the same brokerage during college , got a FT offer in research and shortly thereafter got bumped up to a leasing team as a junior...RE5
+3GOLDMAN SACHS UNDERGRADUATE CAMP/PRIDE SUMMIT/WOMEN'S EVENT 2018I figured I would make a thread for everybody applying to Goldman's spring events. I just got my HireVue request for the undergraduate camp. Let me know how your processes go!...IB7
0Company Review: KeyBanc Capital MarketsIB
+1Navy SWO MBA helpHey guys I am new here and need some MBA admission advice. Background: I attended a top 30 engineering school for undergrad(Super non target business school). I graduated with a 3.4 GPA in Computer Science and decided I didn't want to code for 8 hours a day so I joined the Navy \r through the NU...BSCH2
0Front office changeDoes anyone have experience or know anyone that has moved from prime brokerage to sales/trading /structuring? Either in full time or after doing an internship, would appreciate any feedback. ...TR0
0A Proper Introduction Hello, I had browsed this forum a few years ago but never joined. I spent 4 years as a pricing analyst at JPMorgan and now moved into a Business Analyst role. The reason I am joining this forum is to renew my passion for finance. I have been in a rut and new a fresh place to talk with others who ...0
+21US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMAJust re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber MBA program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community. While in b-school, I did interviews for our admissions office and was responsible for leading our vets' club ...BSCH74
+1Lincoln Avenue CapitalHi. Anybody here familiar with Lincoln Avenue Capital- a low income housing developer and investor. Any idea on culture, salaries, would really appreciate any insight, thank you so much! ...RE2
+2Should I go to Wilfred Laurier (Waterloo) or York University as an International student for BComm Finance? I am confused about a choice. Laurier has a good co-op program whereas York is located in Toronto. Will a degree from laurier help me get a good job? Does waterloo have some good finance companies as i am looking for investment banking/ corporate finance. What about the starting salaries?Is waterloo...BSCH6
0Wilfrid Laurier UniversityI'm a high school student wanting to break into ibanking in the future and I was wondering what the Canadians (and even Americans) thought abt Laurier's BBA. Their Co-op oppurtunities seem to be good but these are only Canadian frims so I also have a couple other questions: what are Bay Street ibank...IB33
0One to One Corporate Finance NYC summer internship 2018Hi Does anyone know anything about One to One Corporate Finance NYC, in terms of size, deals, salary? I have a summer internship with them at their offices at 7 World Trade Center and I wanted to know about chances of conversion into a full time offer. I am a second year undergraduate from the...IB0
+1Laurier vs. UofTOkay, I've been reading through the forums for quite some time now and have seen countless threads on Ivey, Queens, and McGill, and then a few Rotman and Schulich threads that have resulted in Ivey/Queens/McGill discussions. So my question, which is better for Bay St. UofT Commerce (Rotman) or ...IB41
+102Coffee Is For Closers You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people ent...137
0Compensation Structure at the mid-management level in Corporate Development / Strategy / FinanceCurious how comp structure looks in Corp Dev / Strat / Fin as you progress through the ranks. I know it can vary a lot by industry/company at the senior levels (VP, SVP, EVP), but I wonder if it is more or less the same at lower levels. Would be great to get some insight from more experienced folks ...CF0
+1Fox News set to woo cord-cutters with premium streaming serviceFor traditional news broadcasters with operations rooted to television, it makes perfect sense to venture into news-based video streaming service. The latest to join the league of media houses trying their luck in the streaming space is Fox News, apparently taking a cue from the prevalence of cord-c...MKT3
+2How to transition from biology to market/equity research (in life sciences)?Hey guys, I'm hoping I can get some information on what kinds of jobs I could use as a launch point to enter the business (I'm specifically thinking market/equity research or M&A) arena from a biology background. I got my B.S (Biology). in 2016 and I have been working at a state university's medi...ER6
0Richard Ivey + BCS or DD Waterloo CS + BBA at Laurier Hello WSO! I'm contemplating about which program i should accept: 1) CS for year 1 and 2, then Ivey for year 3 and 4 (and possibly 5 years for double degree) 2) Double Degree at Waterloo CS and BBA at Laurier for 5 years Initially i was very focused on business, but after recognizing the adva...BSCH3
+2Valuable MBA Application Insight from Current MBA's at HBS / GSB/ WhartonAll - Some of you might be knee-deep in the MBA application process (currently Round 2), and others might be considering applying next year. I was in your shoes about a year ago and know how convoluted the process can be - it's about as "black box" as it gets. Before I get any further - a bit...BSCH1
+1WSO Contest 2/15/18 - Win 1 Free Month of WSO Video Library ($97 value)Try your luck by entering yourself in our Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a FREE month of access to the WSO video library - which means access to all of our previous webinars (~275) and their files (ppt file, excel models, etc). Read more about the video library here. a Rafflecopter gi...OFF1
0Stock Pitch CompetitionsWhat are some notable undergraduate stock pitch competitions that are held on a national level? Anything like the Ira Sohn Idea Contest would be helpful. Thanks....ER3
+16Wharton kids favor restructuring/distressed investing?I was talking to a few friends who are currently there and learned most of the top kids (current junior/senior) are going to restructuring shops (whether it be PJT Rx, Millstein, Houlihan Lokey Rx, Evercore Rx, Moelis...) or distressed funds. Of course, you have a few at silver lake and such but ove...IB67
+5Shell Trading Development Programme Assessment/InterviewI just received an invitation to take the Shell TDP assessment, and I was wondering if any TDP alum can share their insight. Also, I hear the interview is brutal.. so if anyone has anything to say about that I would appreciate it. Thanks...TR67
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+2Need help choosing between Corp Dev or Equity ResearchHi all, Currently I have 2 opportunities I can pursue and I'd like to gather some outside thoughts and feedback, as I am not sure myself. Any feedback, or any thoughts of what I should be considering would be very much appreciated. **My background** - Non-target undergrad - Couple years of o...JOB1
0Company Compensation: Morgan StanleyIB
+1Undergraduates and successWhy undergraduates are most successful in career when compared to post graduates and master holders? ...OFF2
+6Best Way For A College Student to Invest?As college students, I am sure that some of you may relate to the fact of looking for new ways to make a solid amount of money. Personally I have a little under $2000 and would like to get started in investing. For the experienced members on this forum, what would be some good ways to invest in the ...OFF74
0Company Interview: Johnson & JohnsonCF
+1BSc in Accounting and Finance at LSE vs Accounting and Finance at WarwickAfter lurking for about 1 year as a disgusting high school student, dreaming of working in IB, I got offers from LSE and Warwick and some semi-targets. Which of the two do you think is better? ...BSCH4
+2HELP - LBS Master in Management (MiM) vs. ESADE Master in Finance (MFin)Hello everyone, I have offers from both schools mentioned above and would like to get your views on the schools/programmes. My career goal after graduating is to work in Management Consulting (preferably MBB in Germany) or in IBD (London or maybe Frankfurt). I know people from both programmes...BSCH6
+1Help me understand mining banking jargonHi all, I am trying to familiarize myself with all the jargon associated with natural resources/mining team within an IB. I have been reading pre feasibility studies to try and strengthen my understanding, but I am unsure of a few things and don't really have anyone to ask. Can you please confir...IB2
0Company Compensation: LazardIB
+1Interview process, advice needed on how to proceed...I recently started the interview process for a posting I saw on LinkedIn. So far I've had... -A call with HR that I'd say went well -A call with a VP level member of the group that I'd say went very well -A call with an Associate where I was asked approx. 15 technicals and answered the questi...IB2
0Vera Slim Many businesses offer a total**Vera Slim** Many businesses offer a total twelve month warranty making use of their reconditioned products and can pay for almost any faults that need repair in that time just like if they purchased a brand new stairlift. Something to consider with your reconditioned goods however is the fact that...TR0
+1DCF question: WACC vs IRR?Hi all, I've just worked through a simple valuation model (with a terminal value), where I've used the IRR excel function to obtain a percentage. I wanted to plug the obtained IRR as WACC to discount my cash flows and TV to see if NPV would be equal to 0, seems that it isn't. Using goal seek ...IB2
0Company Compensation: KeyBanc Capital MarketsIB
+1Is this boutique firm a scam/not legit?Macrotrendcapital.com Macrotrendvp.com i can't find any info about them from a google search? No deals listed on their page? Also interesting: they have the same type of firm with a lot of the same people under the name ameropacific.com What do i do to figure this out/can someone please ...IB26
+1The Next Bubble?I recently went on a date with an interior designer who graduated from a private school and is now carrying $200k+ in student loans. She jokingly told me that she would be in debt for the rest of her life, which is true. The scary thing is, she is not alone. Student debt has grown from roughly 9 bil...OFF1
0Broadcom CityQuote of the Day [quote]Appetizer, not the main course.” [/quote] Morgan Stanley strategists giving their version of a Yelp review for the stock market’s dip earlier this month. Market Snapshot The Dow finished lower after Walmart’s stock posted its worst day since 1988. ...MKT0
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+1Breaking into IB, best route from undergraduate to job?Hello everybody! I'm new to the forum even though I've been reading it for quite some time now. I have a couple of questions, hopefully I will get an answer to some! I'm 22 years old from NL, and I've been working as a Pawnbroker for 3 years. I then moved to work in sales (customer service) fo...IB2
0Should I shift to derivatives?I have been investing for a year, always and only buying/selling stocks. Had decent returns, but I am afraid share prices are very close to their limit. Almost every stock is **WAY** above its fair value, we know that. I recently bumped into derivative instruments, and they caught my interest. I ...MKT3
+2LSE (Msc Economic History) vs Cambridge (MPhil Modern European History)I'll probably get an offer from this two schools. I'm an History graduate with some professional experiences - but in public policy and the cultural sector. I plan to do an internship this summer (either in finance or consulting). I'll be very thankful for any opinions. LSE +/- I love Lon...OFF13
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0Company Review: Credit SuisseIB
+1Importance of modelling for lateraling?Hello fellow monkeys, I’m in one of those rotational development programme within a small bank (UK based), and I’m thinking about my options to lateral at the end of the rotations, as the conversion rate (particularly for IB) is quite low. Moreover, I’ve been warned that when rotating th...JOB2
0Company Compensation: Credit SuisseIB
+11Anyone see Black Panther? (Thoughts)This was one of the most hyped films going into 2018 and as a superhero movie fan I had high expectations. I personally thought it was a really great film, one of my favorite in the Marvel Universe Films. Director did an amazing job, story was well written, all actors notably Michael B Jordan were...OFF136
+4Where do yall get your jeansNo this isn't a "what jeans do ibankers wear" post... I'm just wondering where do you guys get your jeans I used to wear express slim jeans and some levis but I was wondering what are your favorite brands of jeans that are decently priced, slim fit, straight cut, black, grey and dark navy...FASH343
0Company Review: EvercoreIB
+2Winter CoatsHi All - looking for a good winter coat. Work in IB and generally wear business casual. Any suggestions?...FASH15
0Company Compensation: EvercoreIB
0Company Compensation: BMO Capital MarketsER
0Company Review: BMO Capital MarketsER
0Company Compensation: Banco SantanderTR
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+1Leasehold/Freehold impact on multiples valuationHi all, Recently came across a valuation pointI was unable to explain and hoped someone here could point me in right the right direction. When doing some multiples research in an industry the multiples did not seem to put a big difference between whether a business in the sector owned its prop...IB1
+5No Girls Allowed-Steve CohenNews just hit that Steve Cohen had discrimination at Point 72 two, calling out "no girls allowed" prior to meetings. I know some of these guys think they are bulletproof, but the guys at Point 72 must have given 0 fucks. ...HF17
0How To Crack Your Internship Interview?Why do you choose us for internship? If you have gathered information about the company and about the profile then you will answer this question wisely. The apt answer for this question will help the interviewers know about your goal and gives them a fair chance of seeing your ability and skills fo...OFF0
0Company Review: United States Army
0How long to wait after fill in the comp form by Goldman Sachs?Hi guys, I've seen a few topics talking about given a comp form to be filled after finishing interviews at Goldman Sachs. Some of them received an offer after that while I also see cases when hr unable to secure internal approval even after candidate fill in the comp form. May I know normally how lo...IB0
0Company Review: Cain BrothersIB
0Company Compensation: Cain BrothersIB
0Cerberus go/no go questionHi, I am about to start the interview process at Cerberus for a VP job in their ops group. I will have 3 associates reporting to me and was wondering the following: - Work hours: are the work hours still as stupid as they are at the analyst/associate level? - Compensation: any idea about the sa...IB8
0Company Review: Macquarie Group Limited ABNAM
+2Devastating articles on SFThe first article deals with the absolute filth that has taken over SF. Much of this is due to liberal policies and lax policing. The second article discusses the abysmal dating scene in the SF Bay Area. Basically if you're a single straight male, don't even think about living in SF. https://www...OFF3
0Company Compensation: Macquarie Group Limited ABNAM
0Company Interview: Valitas Capital PartnersIB
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0Company Review: Deutsche Bank
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank
0Company Review: UBS AGER
0Is this site legitimate for housing in NYC? https://www.nycintern.org/ Never heard of it but came across it on google. Is it a legit place or nah ?...IB0
0After iBankingI keep reading about all the hours and the burn out rate in I-Banking. 1. Is there a high turnover of people? 2. What type of jobs or industries do people enter after I-Banking?...IB4

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