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0ER joke

ratul

A man in a hot air balloon, realising he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended further and shouted to the lady 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am.' The woman below replied,...

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0Howe Barnes

d52strick9

I have been in contact with Howe Barnes the past month that may or may not lead to a position. They are a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm specializing in Financial Services (#4 on the league tables). I was wondering if anyone knew general info on them (salary,...

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0Wachovia Bonuses

wsmonkey

Does anyone know what capital markets bonuses look <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">like at Wachovia</a></span> Securities?

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0Help w/internship

AgreeWitMe

I'm a sophomore at a non-target school in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. I'm looking for an internship at a boutique. How should I go about contacting them? I was thinking of emailing as many boutiques as possible.

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0Operations Compensation?

EpicWinner123

Hey all, just wondering what one can expect to earn if he/she decides to join ops full-time at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

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0BCG to P/E

monkeywhiz

I've noticed from browsing these boards that Mck and Bain seem to be the primary feeders to P/E firms from consulting. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">How does BCG</a></span>...

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0HF Controller

MSG1226

How does one become a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span> controller? Do you need a CFA? How many years experience...

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0Better School??

MMBinNC

It seems pretty certain that i will get into both Duke and UNC (mabye u. Penn or vy League schools). If I am accepted into only duke and UNC which school should I go to? UNC's Kenan-Flagler undergrad b-school is top 5, but Duke's overall ranking is higher. Would going to Duke undergrad...

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0Citi, ML, CS, or UBS -- which one should I work for????

Analyst 2008

4 offers <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">ML</a></span> - group specific - Energy and power, based in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> <span...

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0A family friend takes a non I-banking road to Carlyle

JambaMan

So I just heard that a family friend is working <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/carlyle-group" target="_blank">at The Carlyle Group</a></span>. He is based in Washington D.C. as an analyst in the Real Estate Group. A little...

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0Provident Healthcare Partners

nevrsumr50

Does anyone know anything about this firm? They are based in Boston and specialize in the healthcare sector. Don't know much about them other than what I have read on the website. Would appreciate any information anyone can give me.

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0Goldman Info session

MandA_Junkie

Hey guys, I have a Goldman Info session in a little bit. Any good ideas for questions I should ask? Thanks

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0Kicking off Year One in July...what can I afford?

WACC_attack

Hey guys- So what is reasonable with the base salary for year 1? I will be working in Texas, so the cost of living is relatively low, I suppose. What rent is reasonable, how much did you guys end up spending on the weekends for going out, etc? Were there any expenses that you did not...

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0Just want to hear suggestions about DB, ML, and CS.

emony35

So I am in a little bit of confusion here. I have an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank"><abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr></a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Dumped

markets405

I just got dumped from an interview a day before I was supposed to have it (first round). Anyone have a hypothesis as to why? I assume the worst, i.e. there's something toxic about me I'm not seeing. But about 24 hours before the interview I got. An e-mail saying "over...

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0will i get hired?

Batrick Pateman

I had my one and only interview for a position on the derivatives desk (swap) I was interviewed by 6 people..All were asking how my VBA is and my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...

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0Merrill IBD Superday Nov 5th

goldson

Whos going to this? Is it all non-target kids? Also do you only have a chance to get an offer from your top 3 groups that you interview with or can you still get an offer for a group that you did not interview with?

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0Hiring question

pureinst79

So i interviewed 2 weeks ago with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> operations division</a></span> and they said it would take 1-2 weeks for...

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0First jobs in trading? Please advise.

acali10

What are the best places to start a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>? I know Goldman and some other <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> get a lot of...

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0Asset Management in the Southeast

NSX

I go to a semi-target <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program, and I'm looking to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">get into asset...

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0Oliver Wyman (Financial Services)

spiral9

Hey guys, I'm asking this for a friend What is the general <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">reputation of Oliver Wyman</a></span> Financial Services? How do the exit opps compare to ibanking...

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0Interviewing again with a group that didn't give you an offer

juicyj

I interviewed with these two firms for an internship position during the summer after my sophomore year. I didn't get offers but I might be able to interview with those same groups again for an internship during my junior summer. Would they ask me the same interview questions that...

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0Fed Announces: 25 BPS Cut

bankerchic

Any thoughts on how this is going to affect the current economy issues?

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0Lies about bonuses

jbc2436

Just curious (and believe what you want, but no this is not relevant to me): Do people lie about there bonuses in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...

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0Anyone see this video?

grandpabuzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA1NoOOoaNw One of the funniest things I've seen in a while.

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0Experienced Hire - S&T advice needed

UpperEastSide82

I would like to get the opinion of the masses, preferably those of you in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, before I begin to talk to some of my alumni networking contacts and explore the possibility of switching firms to a role that will help me achieve or...

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0lied about summer offer

dbag

I had an interview w/ a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>, and they asked me if I had a summer offer. I lied and told them yes,...

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0regional vs large offices M/B/B

gobananas

what is the difference between working at M/B/B in a regional office vs a large office (NYC, SF, Boston), in terms of the work and exit opps?

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0Help for Interns?

nychimp

If Interns need any help / more insight, I came across the links below at Internmemo.com The first link below has tips on how to get finance internships from Lehman <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">Brothers and UBS</a></span>...

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0T-Bills

covermyer

How might you go about forecasting the auction price of the 13-week and 26-week T-bills that are auctioned off every Monday?

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0Anyone work for Lehman NYC? Any insights?

MSG1226

Hey all, I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday scheduled this</a></span> coming Friday at Lehman for their Credit Risk Analyst program. I'll be going in at 8:30 am and will be leaving at 3:15 pm and will have 8...

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0Thomas Weisel Partners or Restructuring?

cyclone4124

Hey guys, I am in need of some help making some decisions. Can someone provide with some information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/thomas-weisel-partners/stifel-financial" target="_blank">Thomas Weisel regarding...

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0Bonuses for Class of 2007

ap

Just saw an article on dealbreaker that bonuses will be more stock options and less cash this year. Any validity to this? What are your thoughts? How low do you think the cash portion will go?

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0S&T MBA Salary and bonus in DB London

saurya_s

Guys, Has anybody got idea for <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Salary and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">bonus in...

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0Recruiting Firms

iban11ker

Anyone know the names of some Boston based recruiting firms that mirror attributes of glocap and the like?

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0Approaching a Company

iban11ker

Just wanted to hear what people think/personally did when they tried to approach smaller/mid-size <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> and...

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+1i hate investment banking

ermen

it sux. am i weak?

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0GPA change on Official Transcript

fnyboy4021

Quick question, please don't give me (too much) crap for asking this because I know people have asked similar questions, but my situation is a little different I have been currently going through a grade change with my school (was given a B- instead of an A) and it took about 1.5 years...

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0Market-Making (Warrants) vs Quant Analyst

sandy007

Folks - i currently have two offers (from the same bank): 1. Market-Maker 2. Quant Analyst Just based on the two functions - which role has better growth prospects ($$, career options) ?

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0BB S&T / BB IBD / boutique bank

pacificali

For a person <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">who hates <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> hours, but thinks finance and economics is...

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0JETS TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FACE VALUE (Browns and Chiefs)

Frank Slaughtery

Hey guys, I'm a jets season ticket holder and looking to get rid of some tickets near the end of the season when I cant go to the games. My tickets are in section 316, row 29, on the sunny side of the field and halfway between the end zone and 50 yard line. They provide a great view of...

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0has anyone heard back from citi?

mundane45

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday was last</a></span> friday

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0goldsmith lazard or dresdner kleinwort - which would you choose?

Kimbo Slice

for a first year associate position and why?

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0Equity Securities Lending Division at MS

g0ldplatinum

Can someone provide me an overview of this group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>? Any info would be appreciated.

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0Switching from Equity research to M&A

saurya_s

Hi guys, Need your advice considering that i have a recent <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from good school Taking a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0BB equity exotics, utility company or hedge fund

elfty

Need some advice. Which would you guys choose.. 1. trader support role for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in equity exotics...

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0Writing the SEO Essay: what professional goals of a trader?!

MadCatz

Hi guys, I'm currently a junior in college. I heard about SEO, a free program that places you into an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">investment banking summer internship</a></span> after an application, phone...

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0IR (attn: Jimbo!)

Dmod

Jimbo, what do you think about the future of the rates business?To make my question more focused, which IR products are the hottest? Also, how are the bonuses in rates compared to other desks (in particular credit, <abbr title="high yield">HY</abbr>, Emerging Markets, FX...

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0Raises

Golden Boy

What is the maximum raise I can expect from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>? Since I started in Sept last year and virtually...

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0Please help- Need Healthcare M&A and Underwritting League tables

RainMkr

Can anyone post? Please. Any help is much appreciated.

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0Moelis & Co.

qwerty25

How would you pick between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> & Co. and say a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">ML</a></span> or...

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0JP Morgan Ibanking---

howard

Hey guys, What are you views on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr></a></span>'s investment banking division.... I've heard both some good and bad things?

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0College Major...Opportunity Costs?

EpicWinner123

Hey guys, I am a junior and I go to a target school...for Operations. But really, my school is a non-target, but everyone now and then we do send an analyst to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr...

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0How many banks did you apply to?

FiveYears

I'm speaking to all analysts. How many resumes sent out? How many interviews? Were they all for positions in NYC?

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0Does anybody know what happened to Alexei Vayner??

Batrick Pateman

we had fun with him in the office...did somebody take him ANYWHERE.?.just the sheer amount of bullshit makes him slightly marketable

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0Help!!! Derivative Desk Trading Interview

Batrick Pateman

I know that my personality is very suited for this position (the MD of the firm is the one who made that conclusion), so now i am being interviewed formally... what advice can you guys give me...ITs a Canadian <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, but pretty big...

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0studying and recruiting in Germany?

Sophmore

Hello, I'm from Germany and will be finishing school next year.After reading this board and how important it is to study at the best universities for campus recruiting in the US I would like to know how the situation is in Germany. From my understanding we don't have such huge...

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0Commodities and Credit: Sales or Trading

wishbone

Was wondering: in both the Commodities and Structured Credit markets, where is the "real" work being done and who are the bread winners - salespeople, structurers or good old traders?

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0To all the elitists out there (warning: long)

mattown

I'm writing on this forum, as I am in many other places on the internet, to gather some opinions concerning my present day situation. I do not expect any definitive answers from this forum, but any thoughts will be appreciated. I especially want all you finance elitists out there to both...

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0anyone ever notice that

switchinggigs

BBMandA3rdyear, or Tech Buyout, doesn't actually <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/silver-lake" target="_blank">exist since silver lake</a></span> has no analysts that were both in Morgan <abbr title="mergers and...

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0a question about SEO

bigbilly2312

1. How long should one expect to wait for a 1st round interview after submitting the application? 2. The first round interviews are almost always by phone right? Are there ever surprise interviews like "You're scheduled for tomorrow at 2" or do they give more notice like 1-2...

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0LA Roommate for August 2008

aspiringmonkeyisanidiot

I'm starting as a first year analyst at a top investment bank near UCLA next year. I'm looking to find another banker to get an apartment with just so that my roommate is on the same page with work, etc. I'm working with a group notorious for being a sweatshop, so I'm...

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0CEO change at ML

monkeypoker

Lots of talk about Stan O'Neal getting the axe... would a CEO change in general have a negative <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">effect on <abbr title="investment banking...

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0Please tell me if I'm being naive?

sobepehopeful

I've read many archived post on this site about the best schools to attend to have the best opportunities at internships, job offers, etc. It seems at least 4 out of 5 people on this site claim to have come from an Ivy or a target school and they make it seem damn near impossible to get in...

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0Lehman Bros. Summer position.... Interview. Help!

Chanash

Hey everyone, I have an interview with Lehman Brothers coming up this Thursday for some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">sort of summer analyst</a></span> position, and I have some questions. I have what I feel is a...

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0Quick College Major Question

FinanceWiz

Someone had recently asked me what I majored in to become an i banker, and I said finance. But then they asked if it was possible to major in a science (this is their main area of interest) like engineering and minor in finance. Would <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Thomas Weisel Partners Interview?

goldson

Anyone been through this interview / phone screen yet? Any insight on what to expect?

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0Asia Pacific - Why exclude Japan

missy-j

I notice that a lot of banks / financial institutions exclude Japan from their Asia Pacific region. Why is this so? And also is fluency in Japanese a must for working in an multinational bank/financial institution there?

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0What is the implication of credit crisis on M&A activitites? And where can I read about deals?

saurya_s

Guys, Can somebody answer these two questions? 1. implication of credit crisis on <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> activitites 2. where can I read about deals Thanks S

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0Leveraged Finance v. BB/MM Banking

bankerbear

I'm evaluating a few options right now. I have the opportunity to work for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> <abbr...

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0Mutual Fund vs. Restructuring??

acali10

Hey, I'm wondering what the pros and cons would be of an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research job at</a></span> a mutual fund (think Wellington, <span...

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0haven't heard back..

freakonomics

i had a final round interview, and was told that they would contact me in two days if i got it. Well today was day three, and the weekend has arrived as well. Does this mean i have no chance of getting it now???

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0Those who understand real-estate, help me out. "subleasing" issue

Banking on Investments

Basically, I rent an apt, my lease says no subleasing. A month and a half down the line, my friend wants to move in. I let him, he doesn't pay me any money. is this considered subleasing? I got a letter from my landlord saying he came to check the heating and saw my roommate. he asked...

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0P/E to ROE?

koob

How do you go from P/E to ROE? Thanks!

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0McKinsey Texas Offices

bill21

Hi all, I am trying to determine which office in Texas to name as my first preference, and was hoping for some advice. One thing I am considering is number of final round interviews given and number of eventual offers made from the Dallas and Houston offices. Any one have this information? ...

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0Associate Work Experience

FiveYears

I'll be attending the University of Washington and majoring in Finance. I'm concerned that a B.A. from UW, though it's ranked 25th in the country for business undergrad, may not be enough to land me an analyst position. That being said, I will be pursuing an <abbr...

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0want to go into PE from consulting -- levfin at top BB or mbb?

Anonymous Monkey

it's all in the title. what would be better? i am leaning <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">towards the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>, but my firm...

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0West Coast Buy-Side (ex-Analyst) Survivor

WestCoastChimp30

I know this board's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>&IB-centric, but I like that they've devoted a whole section...

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0Interest Rate sales desk

Kimbo Slice

What do these guys do?

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0Advice for a former military officer who wants to be a trader?

[email protected]

OK. Sorry, this is a duplicate post from one I made in the b-school forum. I've read a lot of posts in this forum about becoming a trader, etc., etc. I'd like to get "good intel" from traders at a top-tier I-bank (or any for that matter). Bottom line, I want to take...

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0Most responsibility

kierkegaard

Where am I going to get the most responsibility fastest, all "earning" of it being equal: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span>, <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr>, or...

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0What are the Normal Questions for M&A Healthcare analyst positions

saurya_s

Hi Guys, What sort of questions one normally gets for an entry level position? Anything <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">specific for Merrill</a></span> Lynch Healthcare team? S

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0Did I make a bad decision

WnBkr

Got an offer from a bank with similar prestige as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">BofA</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Prop trading for new grad, no salary

ib_bound

Hey, i had a question about a small prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading company that</a></span> I applied to. They have specifically stated that there is no salary and my pay would be 100% performance...

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0Maveron?

bcp2up

I have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/maveron" target="_blank">interview with Maveron</a></span> for an analyst position and don't really know what to expect...I've only really done banking interviews and knew how...

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0M/B/B intern looking to move into finance

Anonymous Monkey

hey guys, i have a bit of a situation here. i interned with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">mbb</abbr></a></span> over the summer and got an offer. i...

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0BMO Financial Sponsors

devilindisguise

I am trying to find out information about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bmo-capital-markets" target="_blank"><abbr title="Bank of Montreal Capital Markets">BMO</abbr></a></span>'s Financial Sponsors...

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0Nomura Securities International

AspiringAnalyst

Anyone have any information/opinion about the firm? Current or former analysts? culture, prestige, senior banker's treatment, quality of experience, workload/deal flow, exit opps, pay, etc.

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0MICROSOFT AND FACEBOOK!

managinganalyst

All Microsoft has purchased a 1.6% stake in Facebook for 240 million dollars, valuing Facebook at 15 BILLION dollars. What are everyone's thoughts on this and does anyone think this is, uh, how do I say it...a slightly optimistic...

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01st year analysts, how're you doing so far?

ghosht

Just wanted to see how the new analysts are coping up... for me its been highs and lows.......unberable frustrations on my 3rd all nighter in a row, good highs that i get to go to client meetings....overall trying to stay positive, trying to take an interest even when im doing a boring...

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0Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy

McMo

I am wondering if anyone has worked for them and could comment on culture. Also anyone who had been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">through their trading</a></span> rotational program and could comment on the...

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0Contacts/Fairs

jman

I've had a chance to attend a few career fairs/firm presentations on campus, and I wanted to ask what the best way to network was? Whenever I walk around, I always hear people asking questions like "what do you do on a daily basis," "what are the hours like?," "do...

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0Question about Sophomore Summer and Full-time

1kingkong3

If a student interns during the sophomore summer with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> bank and does not get an...

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0Career Transition

adhender

I'm looking for any advice regarding a career transition. Brief backgound: I have a PhD in psychology and currently have a private practice. I have several years of research experience, currently teach statistics courses, etc. I'm looking to transition from private practice to...

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0New MBA Question

bambooq

could someone kindly share your point of view to Wharton and Columbia Business School? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">Does those <abbr title="bulge...

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0Liquidity

Krakauer

Could someone explain the full potential effect of the "liquidity crisis" from the subprime/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-mortgage-backed-security-mbs"><abbr title="mortgage backed...

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0What is a better option?

saurya_s

Hi all, I am wondering what is a better option of the following two in short and long term: 1. <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Only For DEUTSCHE Grads!

sgt_hippo

hi guys! i understand that when you start yr graduate trsining, there is an overseas training trip to london... what i would like to know is do the bank itself helps to book the plane tickets for you or do u have too book the plane ticket yourself first and claim the expenses back from the...

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0Confused Freshman

gorillaglue

I'm currently a freshman at Columbia and hope to get a top financial job - <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr...

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0Dress code for D.E. Shaw interview

stabart

Silly question: I'm having an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/de-shaw" target="_blank">interview with D.E. Shaw</a></span> upcoming, and I'm wondering what I should wear. I guess a suit might indicate a complete lack of...

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