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0How Screwed am IHello, this is my first post. I just finished my sophomore year at a non target school with a 2.5 GPA, I know it's horrible but life happened. I am a double major in Finance and Macroeconomics with an internship at an FA company, I can code python and c++, I have trading/investing experience. I also...2
0Buy Side VS Sell side tradingIs it better to be a sell side or buy side trader? I imagine this varies for different positions but lets say something basic like equities. With the huge reduction of prop trading for big banks, is the sell side limited to just market making and execution trading? What is the comp for execution tr...7
0How to set myself up for a career in Corporate Finance? How to set myself up for a career in corporate finance (preferably FP&A) as a rising junior? Seeking Career Abroad (Native of India). Suggest Some Career Paths as m Just a Student with BBA degree!...0
+1Personal HealthIs it at all possible to find the time to work out and stay somewhat in shape while doing banking?...5
+215+ YEARS in prison for sexting?The House just passed a bill which makes sexting as a teenager a felony, puts them on the registered sex offender list, and mandates 15-30 YEARS IN PRISON just for sexting. I personally think this is absolutely terrible, what do the rest of you monkeys think about this? *
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch0
0PE M&A AttorneysJust joined the site, hopefully a PE attorney who is totally fine making less money and being far less cool than his PE clients/counterparts is welcome here. I worked in private equity shortly before going to law school so I've always loved the industry and still keep up on all things finance/M&A. ...4
0Networking with summer analysts and first year analystsSince recruiting is moved up to July for a lot of firms, will summer analysts working at a firm this summer (class of 2018) have any power to give a sophomore applicant (class of 2019) an interview? How about first year analysts (class of 2017) who just started their jobs at the firm? ...2
0What Employers WantHey Monkeys,  I just read this article about what employers want from the class of 2017. This article describes the skills employers want, where employers are hiring, and what recruiters like.  Skills Employers Want  **Hard Skills: ** [quotes] Monster, the employment website, recently rele...0
0Interview Tips and TricksHey Monkeys, I was found this article about interview skills. It brings up some great points like how a college degree likely won't win a person a job outright, and how almost 2 million students will graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2017. In addition, this article has plenty of tips for job seek...0
0JP Morgan Corporate ChallengeWho else ran in this race and what was your time? ...0
0Tishman ECM groupDoes anyone know about Tishman's equity capital market group? It seems more similar to a business development role based on the JD but the HR told me the job also involves modeling ( excel & Argus). But I know it's definitely not an acquisition role. It will be great if someone can share insights on...1
0Should I be worried? Starting internship in a weekHR told me my manager/team was supposed to reach out to me 2 weeks ago. They didn't, so I followed up with HR as a reminder because HR told me that I should do so if I don't hear back in a week. I reminded HR, and still a week has passed and I hear nothing back from my team. I met with my ED w...4
+1Accenture Consulting vs Deloitte Advisory - Advice on the offersHello everyone. I am seeking some advice in regards my next career move. Any thought or suggestion would be extremely helpful. **Here’s the situation:** I currently work at Deloitte as an Analytics Consultant (for about 6 months) in the Advisory (NOT CONSULTING) practice. I recently receive...7
+1The Bull Had The Fearless Girl, The Fearless Girl Has The Pissing PugBy now, I'm sure anyone reading this knows of "The Fearless Girl" statue that was put in front of the bull. Another artist made a little addition to it to show his thoughts. From The NY Post: [quote] 'It has nothing to do with feminism, and it is disrespect to the artist that made the bull,'...17
0How to best position myself at this point for a solid junior offer? I'm a rising sophomore who is basically doing very little during the summer between freshman and sophomore year. I'm doing an unpaid private wealth management internship for a couple months three days a week in a mid-to-small city, and am just getting a job as a salesperson to make some extra spendi...2
0Resume Help for Recent Grad; Actuarial to Banking IndustryI went to college for Finance, however, I interned and was recently promoted to an actuarial associate at an actuary firm. I want to pursue a career in Asset Management starting off as an analyst/associate. I am looking to just get my foot in the door so I am considering any options to enter the ind...4
+1Trading REITs Profitable?I understand that REITs are a great investment. However, do they have enough liquidity, and buyers and sellers (Volume) to be traded? If so, which sectors are considered volatile, and which are considered less volatile. I have a strong interest in real estate and figured I would translate th...11
+2Ridiculously honest job descriptions and requirements - "Golf-Playing Private Equity and Real Estate Analyst"I think the title and image say it all. Although I appreciate the honesty of the job poster, I still find it kind of antiquated and douchy. What do you think? Outrageous, hilarious or just honest? Feel free to share crazy/weird job requirements you have across in your career/job search....13
+2Northwestern Summer ClassesHey guys, so I have decided to attend nNorthwestern next fall as an incoming transfer student. Would any of you recommend taking summer classes to complete a few distribution requirements as well as take 1-2 major classes (econ)? I am currently interning at a family friend's technology company withi...22
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0Audit vs Accounting Advisory, which one is better?I recently just got an offer from one of Big 4 for Audit Associate position. On the other hand, one of my former lecturer told me that another Big 4 is hiring for the position of Accounting Advisory Associate and she said if I am interested, she would forwarded me to one of the partner in the firm. ...1
0How to get connected with startups? (No CS background; can't code; IB internship experience)I keep reading headlines about Silicon Valley/other startup hubs poaching top talent from IB/Management consulting jobs coming out of undergrad. I'm interested in getting more info about what all the hype is about, and seeing if there are any opportunities that would be a good fit for an individual ...0
+1Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Amaazon FirestickAny opinions on Roku vs Amazon Fire Stick vs Apple TV? Would like pro/cons on the three before committing to one...6
0CBOE VestAnybody familiar with the AM arm of this firm? They were only founded in 2013, so not much info online. Interested about culture, reputation, strategy, career progression/exit opps, comp, etc....1
0WSO Hall of Fame: Business School and GMAT ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Business School and GMAT Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best topics covering the business school world. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please ...2
0WSO Hall of Fame: Investment Banking ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the investment banking industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please...0
+1Fundamental L/S equity analyst to alphacapture product managerI am currently an analyst at a 200m AUM hedge fund working as a fundamental equity L/S analyst. Got an opportunity to interview for an alphacapture product manager role at one of the largest/prestigious quant HFs in the world. Would this kind of move make sense? I understand that quant HFs are what'...5
0SAT scores in interviewAlthough it doesn't seem common in banking, I have had numerous hedge funds ask me for my SAT score during interviews (apparently this happens with consulting also). I understand they are looking for a measure of intelligence, but those scores are 4-5 years old! my question is, can they actually...71
+1Opinions on Kellogg's MS in Management Studies (MSMS) vs. LBS & LSEHey guys! Long time lurker and first post here. I was just offered acceptance to the MS in Management Studies (MSMS) program at Kellogg School of Management, and was wondering if anyone had any input on the program, and how it would compare to other more well-established Masters in Management pro...18
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs0
+1BlackRock Real EstateDoes anyone know anything about the real estate group at BlackRock? How big is this group? Do they hire straight out of undergrad, and how would working there compare to working at a traditional REPE firm in terms of culture, pay, and type of funds they have (core, value-add, etc.)...4
+1Which bank is most accepting to Trump supporters?It seems like the world hates on Trump. I hear stories about being ostracized by fellow workers just by saying that you are a Trump supporter. I hear a story about a McKinsey consultant who was fired for saying that. I'd like to work for an investment bank one day and I am a little intimidated b...16
+28Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: Natalie I'm here to answer any questions you have regarding Business School Admissions. I ...1105
0Will AI wipe out the human race?Elon Musk has said, "The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year time frame. 10 years at most. Please note that I am normally super pro technology and have never raised th...3
0Wall Street's Endangered Species, Former Athletes Monkeys, Was reading the WSJ today and found an interesting [article]( regarding collegiate athletes and jobs in high finance. Now the article mentions what we all already (hopefully) know in that techn...9
+14What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: AP 15300 Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712 ...148
+6What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?...59
+5WSO Excel Challenge ContestPlease embed the videos of you completing our WSO Excel Challenge to win a WSO T-shirt. Every month, we will be taking the fastest time and sending out a free t-shirt. All new members now get access to our 6 free financial modeling lessons, so you can click the sign up button in the menu above. ...94
0Advice on reapplying to a positionAbout 3 months ago, I interviewed for a role on the compliance side at a well-known hedge fund. I didn't get the job because they thought I came across as being more interested in an investment facing role. There was just some misunderstanding and I probably didn't do a good enough job initially in ...1
+1VC scene in EuropeThe question is pretty simple. The VC field in EU is very fragmented and nowhere near the size and dynamism of the US one. Why you think is that? Is the usual time-lag of Europe in adopting new things or is something more organic that prevents VCs (and entrepreneurship) to grow? ...5
+1Should I take lateral offer to IB (tier 2 BB) from equity research (tier 1 BB)I have a difficult decision to make and was hoping to hear some thoughts from fellow monkeys. I am currently in an equity research (ER) associate role at a tier 1 bank (JPM/MS/GS - I know they are not in the same league II-wise) and have always wanted to lateral to IB - I think the work is more inte...8
0IBD A2 / A3 / VP --> Corp Dev - Market CompensationWhen an investment banking second year associate, third year associate or VP exits to corporate development, what kind of compensation is "market"? Previous threads have mostly left the answer at "it varies". Harvardgrad08's thread is great on specifics, but there appears to be some disagreement...1
0Networking outside IBDWhile networking for full-time IB roles, would it be beneficial to reach out to someone in S&T or ER, especially if they are associates or higher? Would they have any sway with HR in terms of passing my resume on? And should I mention to them I'm solely looking to do IB, or would that come off as be...0
0Formatting / Style Guide for Real Estate FirmI have to create a style guide for my company and am looking for best practices on what to include / how to create one. If you have any advice for layout, or can DM me a copy of a style guide which I can model mine after, that would be very helpful....4
0One vs Two Internships Hi I'm a second year Economics student who's got two internship offers for this summer. One internship is at a small consulting firm, whereas the other is at a big corporation. Both are in M&A (and corporate finance for the latter). I have 8 maybe 9 weeks available in which I could work. I am very e...1
+2Seeking professional adviceHi there everyone, my name is Abdallah El-Sherif I am 22 years old and I am new to this forum. Now still undergraduate in a civil engineering program, one of the top, here in Egypt. I am currently doing my CFA level 1 next December. To try to leverage it next to 730 GMAT and internship from the repu...1
0please help about valuation for company when it has a real estate projectI am trying to do valuation for a firm which do business on consumer sector. This company also has a real estate project and it make me confused. For real estate project, I calculate NPV (FCFE method) for this project and plus this with initial equity investment. Then divides the result by share n...1
+1Programming and MSc in FinanceHow important is programming for a MSc in finance student who would like to work as a trader at a hedge fund? I've been accepted into LSE's MSc in Risk and Finance program and Imperial's MSc in Finance program. Imperial's is much more programming based than LSE's which has virtually none. Feel...1
0Valuing spin-offs pre-separationHi all, Am learning more about special situations, and had a few questions about valuing spin-offs pre-separation. Assuming it's a pure 100% spin-off, where say the owners of the parent get 1 share of the spinco for every 5 shares of parentco, is the implied value of the spin-off simply the pa...1
+39From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a management consulting firm in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment there but it wasn´t a career for me. Therefore I decided to move on and finally enrolled in Harvard Business School. In the followi...11
0Can anyone give an overview of Restructuring ?Do students get into Restructuring groups right out of undergrad/grad school? What is it exactly/What do bankers do? Thanks. ...4
+3Finance at W&M, UVA - Econ or UNC - KF?I've heard a lot of people say W&M is the way to go since it's a smaller school with loyal alumni but others have said go to UVA for the "prestige", I would apply as an Econ major because McIntire is hard to get into. Any other schools in mind? I could try to transfer into UNC - KF with instate t...6
+25Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of "Week 3: The Pitch", "Week 2: Hitting the Desk", and "Week 1: Training Week" Monday The blackberry resumed its usual doom and gloom at 6:00 AM, so I woke up a little earlier than planned to do the load of laundry that I didn’t get a chance to do ...39
0Boston College MCAS Economics Major. Am I hopeless?I will be studying at Boston College in the fall, but I will be in MCAS and not CSOM. I am planning on majoring in economics and hoping to work in investment banking. I would obviously like to work in Wall Street, but other major cities are fine too (Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, etc...3
+2Real Estate Megathread - The Best RE Posts on WSOBig thanks to my content intern @Jason46 for putting this post together. These are the top ranked posts and discussions related to Real Estate. Top Discussions: 1. General Real Estate Discussion - originally posted by @CRE" 8/12/15 (30 comments) Top comment (OR original post) by @socola2003"...0
+16The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our Networking Guide. 1. Cold-Emailing Guide. posted by @Culcet" [quote]1) Background inf...27
+1The Best Resume and Cover Letter Posts on WSOMy whiz kid content intern @"Lucas_M" is at it again; he compiled a list of the top ranked Resume and CL posts on WSO. Enjoy! Are you in search of some resume and/or cover letter help? Check out WSO's 1-on-1 Resume Service. 1. UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview posted by @Ma...7
+2The Best Success Stories on WSOPatrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern @Lucas_M", here they are! Click here to post your own success story, we'd love to hear it! (Make s...8
+1Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step FourAlright everyone, here is the last step of Four Steps to Your First 4.0. This step will serve as a catch-all for topics I want to throw in and also will include a walkthrough of how I use this method to prepare for exams. Make Studying a Part of Your Daily Routine Remember how in the first s...2
0Johnson Search Group (JSG)Hello, Just got a voicemail from a recruiter who works for Johnson Search Group (JSG). Has anyone dealt with them, and what's you're experience been like? They actually left me a voicemail on my work phone, which was definitely off-putting, especially considering that I can't remember ever ta...0
0Sophomore Choosing Between 2 Internship OffersI'm currently a sophomore at a target with a 3.2 GPA. My goal is to get an Investment banking summer analyst internship my junior summer. I have two offers for the summer: 1. A project management intern where I will do earned value models and forecasting in Microsoft Excel (Paid) for a private co...1
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase0
+3Timing MBA with Military serviceHey all, This is my first post on here but I've been a long time lurker. I am a recent graduate of one of the service academies. I recognize that my number one priority for at least 5 years is to serve my country and be the best officer possible. However, I know at some point that I would like to...18
0Off-cycle competitiveness Hi, How does the competitiveness of Off-Cycle internships in IBD compare to summer internships in the UK? I am going into a masters in September and was considering wether I should apply for summer or off-cycle internships. So far, all the banks i've contacted have stated given I graduate Sum...1
0Company Compensation: DRW Trading Group0
+1It’s not you, it’s meQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Me, I make money studying natural stupidity.”[/quote] MARKET CORNER Market Snapshot Tech companies paved the way on Friday, driving U.S. stock indexes to record highs U.S. unemployment hit a 16-year low, despite job growth slowing and wage growt...2
0Graduate IB analyst - immediate startInternational firm has open places for our Global Graduate Training Programme. It provides unrivalled training in the financial concepts you will need to be successful in your team, as well as key personal skills such as communication, personal effectiveness and team building. As you will be underta...0
+5CFA WeekendTime to get it done, Saturday is the day. A little last minute for this post but: Who's taking it/What level/What number will this attempt be/How are you feeling about it? I'll be siting for level 2, will be my second go at it. Passed level 1 first try the previous December and didn't have enough...56
04 week IBI training programs - is it legit? I just talked to the person in charge of the Washington, DC program and he saids its essentially for people to put on their resume and will teach you things you don't learn in undergraduate business school. Is thi...10
+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump) courses, which seem...11
+1Is the gap between the Ivy League and the rest THAT large?To what extent is there a "gap" between recruitment for Ivy League graduates compared to recruitment for non-ivy's? Obviously if one goes to Stanford or MIT they are equal but what about top public schools and other fantastic private options? Is the gap significant or not so much? For simplicity sak...2
+1Daily news routine?What's your daily news routine from the time you wake up till bed? Also what newspapers, apps, websites do you find the best?...14
0Company Compensation: ICF International0
+1Moving Markets in BrokerageI am currently working for a big landlord (REIT) on the east coast in retail brokerage. I am one year out of school and have been with the company for the same amount of time. I was wondering how difficult it would be to move to another market for brokerage (other east coast city) once I have some m...7
0CASH FLOW MODELING | Lev Fin | Help NeededDear all, I will be sitting a **Cash Modelling test** later this week at a BB Lev Fin team. I have been trying to find out as much as possible about how such a model looks like and what are the main assumption included, however, I have been unsuccessful so far. It seems to be different from the ...2
+2IB Analyst > Military Officer?Currently, I'm an investment banking analyst. I decided to leave banking because 1) I don't think banking is for me long term, 2) I don't think I can learn much more, and 3) I want to move in another direction. That said, ever since I was a kid, I was interested in joining the military (in the US...33
+32017 FT Roommate ThreadIt may be too early to find a spot but it’s never too early to find roommates. I'm a work hard chill hard type of guy, so please only PM me if you're the type of person that doesn’t start a party at the house every time your Associate gives you some freedom. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate...26
0graduate rolesHi Guys, I'm new to do this and I'm unsure what to do, I'm from the UK and study Politics at Queen Mary University (not a target and not semi-target). I'm going into my final year with an Ops internship in a BB and currently interning at a Fintech company. I don't how to approach graduate sche...0
+1Low GPA and state school graduate, whats the best way for me to compete? Hey guys, This is my first post so I'll make it short and sweet. I'm a soon to be graduate from a state school but my GPA is sitting around 2.97 due to personal issues (I was homeless during my junior year). If you ignore the classes that I took that year my GPA would be a decent 3.5 . It was ho...5
0Company Interview: PricewaterhouseCoopers0
+3PWC Corporate CultureI guess this is what happens when sorority girls take over big 4 hr? Brutal. I pray for my lost brothers souls. ...5
0S&P Case-Shiller 20 City Composite IndexHey everyone. I was wondering why exactly people use the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index if it reports the performances 3 months before the current date. ...0
0IAmA Private Equity Intern, AMAHi all, I have never posted on WSO. But I have used the resources a lot, and would like to give back. I'd like to share my story, my background, and how I managed to secure an internship with a private equity. And I would be more than willing to give my opinion on how to best approach getting int...2
+6Canadian province just established $15/h as the new minimum wageTo be effective in Ontario in 2019...but $14/h starting in January 2018 which is just around the corner. Absolutely nuts. Current minimum wage is around $11.75 I believe, so this is a massive jump. I felt like minimum wage was already pretty high personally. I bet we'll see an even bigger swing t...35
0Opportunities for International Travel in Corporate Finance?Hi Everyone, I was wondering if there are roles in corporate finance that allow for/require travel, how common they are, and what level one would have to be to have those opportunities open. I'm currently in professional services (financial due diligence group at an accounting firm) and know that...2
0Financial Analyst / Associate (Healthcare)Responsibilities: --Support MD of an investment banking boutique focused on Healthcare industry --Create three year forward revenue projection models --Assist with financial research / modeling for transactions; private financing (equity, equity-linked and debt), mergers and acquisitions and oth...0
0Treasury?hey all - anyone here in (or have done a stint in) treasury? i am curious as to the day-to-day, potential for upward mobility and overall job satisfaction (stress, work/life, pay, etc.). i'm sure we have a handful of people here that have done it or have experience with it - so i look forward...1
0AAA raising rates on Tesla vehicles by ~30%National insurer AAA is raising its rates on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) vehicles by ~30% based on data showing that the Model S and Model X had, “abnormally high claim frequencies and high costs of insurance claims compared with other cars in the same classes”. Tesla disputes the analysis: "This an...0
0Possible to ditch out early once a week?So short story I have a medical condition which requires me to get surgery at the end of my SA. I am doing ER in a BB and was wondering if some days I could dip out around 7ish to see my doctor once a week to help me have less pain through the summer. How bad would this look if I explain the situ...3
+3Investment sales Training MaterialsDoes anyone have PDF copies of Marcus & millichap training materials? Or any other material on investment sales? Or can you point me to any sales training materials that would be helpful?training for both private capital and institutional sales would be great. Nothing in the marketplace seems to be ...46
0Company Interview: Squarepoint Capital0
+1Consulting or Infra PE, best way to transition into PE?Hi everybody, First post here, and I just wanted to start off by thanking everyone active here in these forums for the highly valued insights you all have provided me. Hopefully, I will one day be able to give back to this forum as well. I have succeeded to put myself in a quite peculiar situa...5
+2Break into high finance from a community college Hello everyone, I created a post about a year ago asking about getting a summer internship as a community college student and breaking into the field in general ( I got much feedback in this forum, so thank you very m...11
+1Does Real Estate hurt my chances for top MBA?I'm currently an undergrad business student from a target school with a 3.7+ GPA. I've always wanted to go into real estate, get my MBA at an M7 (particularly at HSW), then transition into other financial services. I'm planning on doing real estate after graduation. However, from looking at the webs...6
0Italian Bank BailoutJust this past week, Italy and the EU announced that they would aid Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, one of the world's oldest banks. Monte, as well as similar banks in the EU, have struck out trying to find capital from private investors as they suffer from non-performing loans on their balance...1
0Tips on returning to the US from abroad? (US Citizen)Hi guys, I have been working in Asia ( ex. China/ Korea/ Japan, non HK/SG) for the past 2 years after a short stint (~1yr) in the US upon graduation. I currently work for a local firm as a structurer/sales, and contemplating about ways of returning to the US. I am aware that I can always a...1
+16Is religion a psychological disorder?Why do people still cling to archaic religious fairy tales even at this age? I find it hard to believe some of the things theists believe. Having smart people like scientists believe that wine is turned into blood, among other things, is very troubling. What will it take to slough off these beliefs?...63
06/05/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming podcasts, webinars and webinar rewinds on the WSO Frontpage (replays of old webinars you may have missed, free for 24 hours): Webinar: Get Accepted to Top B-Schools with Low Stats -- 7pm ET, 6/6/17 Webinar: IB Case: JuiceCo (Part 2) - Business Plan and Modeling of...0
0Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers0