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+2458 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?Hi everyone. I go to a top feeder elementary school and hoping to get into <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> or hopefully <abbr title="megafund ">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> down the line. I'm...57
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+113My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> offers (from <abbr title="megafunds ">MFs</abbr> and top <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> firms), both elated and relieved to be done...116
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+76Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...120
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+41Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> 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...1298
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+48Breaking into Private Equity from BankingSince some of my longer threads/advice seems to have been buried on the forums, I decided to consolidate it via this post. Enjoy! The majority of the below text is sourced from the following link: <a...133
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+44Friendzoned by Your JobI’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common. One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no...30
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+36Work/Life Balance: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 1)I'm probably one of the few people on here that has done both <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...26
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+26Losing the thing you cared about most All, I recently just accepted a offer in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> and getting back into the...26
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+23AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. <h3>My background: </h3> I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back...146
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+25Exit-Ops: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 2)See part 1 here: <a href="/forums/worklife-balance-equity-research-vs-investment-banking-a-definitive-guide-part-1">Work/Life Balance: <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> vs. <abbr title="investment...22
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+21MSF Class of 2019Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed...198
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+21Everything I wish I knew in BankingIt's a slow Friday, so figured I'd take a walk down memory lane... feel free to add things I miss. <h3>1. Your reputation.</h3> You are building your reputation on day 1, and the first 3 - 6 months will define your reputation for the next 2 years. <h3>2....21
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+22End of Bitcoins on 18th December 2017Bitcoin will become worthless on 18th December 2017 when Bitcoin futures start trading. 4% of users own 96% of Bitcoins. http://zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-19/cryptocurrency-concentration-just-4-own-over-95-bitcoin I believe this means that there are a large number of investors e.g...53
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+183 Key Tips for Getting an ER InterviewBack when I was applying for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr></a></span> associate positions, I was really struggling. Only a handful of...43
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+17AMA - I quit my job as a bond trader to fight MMA in PeruA few years ago, I quit my job as a corporate bond trader to become a professional MMA fighter in Peru. I went to Wharton undergrad and interned in finance every summer on various trading desks. I wound up full-time on a prop desk as an analyst and got right into the grind. After two years, I...53
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+17Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...251 month 2 weeks ago
+14Are you guys happy with life? Help me please.I'm looking for serious answers please because your responses will help me decide my life trajectory. I'm an undergraduate at an Ivy... I'm honestly drawn to finance almost entirely because it seems like a lucrative career and I'm not interested in medicine or law (if law...36
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+12I failed miserably at life. What do I do?Earlier this year I graduated from a rank ~30 (semi-target) school with a 2.2 GPA in a hard science. I was a premed and did premed things all throughout college. I work as a waiter and take care of my 2 little siblings(parents died my freshman year). I don't need any sympathy, just help...20
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+122017 Hedge Fund Report: 8 Key Takeaways<center><img src="/files/hf_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href="/hedge-fund-industry-report">2017 Hedge Fund Industry Report</a> compiled by Wall...11
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+142017 Investment Banking Report: 8 Key Trends to Know<center><img src="/files/ib_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> Wall Street Oasis (WSO) released a detailed <a href="/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017...2
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+12Finance Interview Questions and Answers | Wall Street Oasis<center><img src="/files/wso-article-title_1.png" alt="" /></center> <br> You’re just starting the finance recruiting season. You’re an undergrad that needs to ace his or her finance job interview. Or you’re a...1
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+11AMA: 1st Year Private Equity Analyst at a MF (KKR, BX, TPG, SLP, WP)Hey everyone - this forum has served me greatly over the past couple of years and so I thought I'd give back to the community. Given the lack of info on <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Analyst programs on <abbr title="Wall Street...49
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+11Strangest thing you've seen while in the restroomI suppose the title is bespoken for :). Last week I had just finished and was going to wash my hands. At that moment the stall adjacent to the faucets opened and a woman was coming towards the sink. We each made contact with a puzzle expression. Internally, I freaked thinking I accidentally went...36
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+11AMA: Hedge Fund Allocator at a $2B+ E&FHi there, After lurking for sometime, I figured I'd jump in with an AMA: Anything you want to ask an E&F allocator? Willing to offer candid thoughts on any and all questions, from the do’s and don’ts of getting funded to what life/comp is like on this side of the table. I...36
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+10AMA: 2nd Year REPE Associate Wanted to do this since I have recently seen a trend of more <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> posts in general, and quite a few about REPE specifically. Brief background: -Not really sure if there's such a thing as a 'target' tranche for...54
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+10AMA - I'm a Non-target who broke into MM IB with no prior experience<em>11/30/17 update: This was originally posted in 2014 but I am still able to take questions </em> As some of you know, I'm about to begin by <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst...52
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+9$10,000+ Bitcoin: How might it get there?In a recent [article](https://cnbc.com/2017/10/17/bitcoin-is-speculative-bubble-and-unlikely-to-become-a-currency-ubs.html), UBS mentioned [quote] The relatively high volume of cryptocurrency turnover, against limited real-world use, suggests that many buyers are seeking speculative gain,...113
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+102017 Private Equity Report – 8 Category Highlights <center><img src="/files/pe_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href ="/private-equity-industry-report">2017 Private Equity Industry Report</a> compiled by...4
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+9What is capitalism, when did it start, or is it natural?Saw a college chick that was a big proponent of "smashing capitalism" and installing a marxist/communist system. It got me thinking why do people hate capitalism? First thing that's interesting is that people don't know what capitalism is. Discuss what it is, as it seems to...62
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+9The Wall Street Oasis Scholarship<h3>The Wall Street Oasis Scholarship</h3> <a href="https://imgur.com/hEseutZ"><img src="https://imgur.com/hEseutZ.jpg" alt="" align="right" style="padding:10px;" title="The Wall Street Oasis Scholarship"...7
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+8JP Morgan Junior Investment Banking Analyst ProgramRecently saw a posting for this program go up. Can anyone cast any light on what it actually is? From what I understand it's a 1 year program, then after do they cut you or are you asked to stay on given good performance? Insight into comp and details about the program would be appreciated...51
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+8AMA: Non-Target Engineer to BB IBDThere are usually a few threads on this every now & then, but I figured my story is unique enough that it may be useful for others that may find themselves in a similar position to themselves, or are just in search of a success story to give themselves confidence. I'm a senior who just...20
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+7Do any bankers play any video games? If so which ones?Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc114
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+8Do any bankers eat food? If so what food I saw a post about whether or not bankers play video games, and wonder the same with food. If you do eat food, what is it? Chicken, steak, broccoli, etc? 9
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+816 Tips to Improve Your Investment Banking ResumeLike many of you, I used to not know what to do with my resume. Now that's been solved; I give to you 6 don'ts, and 10 do's on your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">investment banking...1
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+72018 UK Target Uni - MSc - for FO jobs: put your POV2018 guide (obviously based on my experience and from various rankings) TARGET: Oxbridge, <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr>, <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr>, IBS STRONG SEMI: Warwick, UCL SEMI: Cass,...76
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+7Nominations: WSO Member of the yearVoting starts this week! I have some names in my head but feel free to post your nominations in this thread. Thanks! Also, let me know your nominations for <a href="/forums/nominations-wso-forum-thread-of-the-year">thread of the year</a>63
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+7Forbes 30 Under 30 2018Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2018 today. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a 29...62
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+7AMA - Big 4 Audit to Boutique M&A Shop(<em>11/24/17 - still taking questions</em> Hello all, I’ve been a lurker for some time now and have found/utilized some useful information on this site, so I wanted to give back in some way. I recently landed an investment banking analyst position at a boutique bank for <abbr...49
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+7How to deal with that associate?? Hello everyone, I am currently intern in a small boutique and I have some issue with an associate. I would like to have your opinion about his behavior and if you can tell me if it's pretty normal in the industry or not. If it's not normal, how can I deal with that guy? The team...45
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+7Anyone have a story where they turned their life around?Hey guys, Was just wondering if any one had a success story or where they turned their lives around. For me it was coming from an immigrant family who was bankrupt, coupled with hanging with negative influences. Despite the fact that I haven't achieved all my goals, I have learned a lot...27
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+7The Bitcoin Founder?Who is this <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto">guy</a>? No one knows who he really is, but according to Wiki: [quote]As of 24 May 2017, Nakamoto is believed to own up to roughly one million bitcoins,[4] with a value estimated at approximately $4...24
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+7Feeling Lost - Experience but no GPAHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Sorry for the throw-away account, it will become clear as to why... I'm a prospective monkey, currently at a non-target. I've been struggling with some personal shit and my GPA has likely gone down the toilet....22
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+7Nice Guys vs. Psychos - Who Does Better on Wall Street? For years, the best hedge-fund managers have been depicted in popular culture as ruthless risk-takers who put profits before people. Recent research, however, suggests that being callous and ruthless may in fact be counterproductive to success on Wall Street. [quote] Hedge-fund managers who...15
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+7"Walk me Through a Deal You Worked on" Interview QuestionThere is almost a guarantee you'll get this question if you are interviewing for a job on the principal side coming from Investment Sales / Debt Brokerage / Lending, and I feel that this question is harder to answer if you're not already in acquisitions. IE in lending we're...11
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+6Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Atlanta & <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this month) and want to keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members in major cities...108
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...482 weeks 6 days ago
+7If you were a college graduate with $1 million, would you work in IB?$1 million is a lot of money, but it's for sure not enough to retire from. $1 million isn't as much as it used to be. Would it really make sense for someone with a million in their bank account at graduation to grind it out in investment banking though? If you somehow had exactly 1...46
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+6Thought about starting a farm?Let's say after 30 years of pure blood, sweat & tears. You've decided it's time to end your shift and enjoy your money while you still have a fair amount of energy. For some unexplained reason, you have a few acres of land. Great area in terms of transport, soil and water...45
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+6AMA: Headhunter/Recruiter - M&A Investment Banking Open to questions of any nature from professionals working in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> finance fields. To give you a bit of background, my clients include big 4 consulting firms, tier 2/3 chartered firms, <span...27
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+6Information SourcesSo I was at dinner last night and really lamenting the information sources available nowadays. I am looking for some suggestions of either magazines, journals (academic or other), as well as research sources. Looking for science, medical, foreign affairs, economics, technology, anything other...21
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+6European Private Equity Associates backgroundsI have made a research into the backgrounds of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Associates in Europe to find where and what they studied and where they worked before to repeat their steps and land among them in the future. I analysed 28 companies and found 162...14
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+6Got this task during an Private Equity internship interview, how to handle it?Hey Guys, During one of my <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> interviews I got a financial report of 40 pages in front of me while...9
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+6Current RE Job PostingsFigured it'd be nice to set up a thread dedicated to posting good REPE or related roles that we come across. First one, looks like Ares is hiring an equity analyst in NYC: https://ares.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=170531&tz=GMT-05%3A008
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+6Trading Vol in an IB - what are the good resources for Rates, Credit, FX, Equities? Market-makers' help greatly appreciatedHi guys, I'm a junior market maker at a US bank working on a desk close to the vol desk in my asset class. I am very passionate about the Vol side and I have created this thread hoping that it will become a primer about the different resources people should use to learn about vol in...7
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+7Death from OverworkI hope you fellow monkeys get to enjoy a much-deserved break over the Thanksgiving holiday. Anyways, just read a fascinating [article](http://bbc.com/capital/story/20160912-is-there-such-thing-as-death-from-overwork?ocid=twcptl) about deaths from overwork in Japan. It really got me to...7
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+6How to Contact an ER Analyst and Get a ResponseGot a few inbounds requesting more info on how to best contact an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> analyst and get a response. Here are five steps: **1. Get contact info...4
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+6Moyer's distressed debtAs my inbox is exploding with requests for this, here you go again: https://ufile.io/ro2qy SB greatly appreciated.1
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+5Is NYU Stern really worth it?Hi monkeys, I am a current high school senior who is 100% deadset on going into finance. I applied Early Decision 1 to Wharton at UPenn, and I will find out if I am going to be rejected this Friday. My stats are decent (1580 SAT, 3.9 UW GPA), but I really do not have any exceptional...541 day 15 hours ago
+5Is finance less attractive than it was years ago?From: [Poets and Quants: Finance Careers Fall at New Low at Wharton](https://poetsandquants.com/2017/11/15/wharton-mbas-headed-to-finance-falls-to-a-new-low/) [quote]The numbers of Wharton MBAs going into the financial services industry reached a new record low this year, falling to 32.7% of...49
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+5How do you spend your bonus?When you got your first bonus, how did you feel? how did you spend it? How much of it did you save? How are you spending your bonuses now?48
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+5Effects of alcoholI know there are a lot of heavy drinkers on this forum. I've roughly doubled my nightly alcohol consumption over the last few months and I'm starting to think my brain is turning into soup. I find myself reading short articles and having to read them again because I didn't pick up...43
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+7(Future) Californians are stupid: evidence from high school assessmentsAccording to National Assessment of Educational Progress 8-th grade scores, Californian students rank: * ranks 44th in reading * ranks 41st in math Percentage of students by race: White 25% Asian 12% Black 7% Hispanic 53% Multiracial and Native and other 3% Math scores: White...42
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+8Was life, at least the fun and social aspect of it, supposed to have peaked in college?Outside of work, this has been a big theme for me and something that has occupied a great deal of my thoughts being in my 20s. I am still in my 20s so maybe an older soul can give more insight into all of this. While it seems like after college you start to make more money and become...37
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+5Modelling Test - Please tear it apart :)Hi all, I currently have a modelling test lined up and I suspect it will be a development model. Most of my experience is investment/income producing assets so I haven't really modelled much development in my time although I think I understand most the concepts.... I found the...10
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+5McKinsey New Ventures Specialist? Anyone have information on this role?I am a senior at a target and was rejected from my final round interview at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> last month (for a BA position). Although I received a tier 2...9
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+5Protected Saturdays?I never got to experience the protected Saturday / weekends while working in banking. I am curious to hear from the younger monkeys how the policy is working? Do you feel the policy is actually protecting your time? Are you simply ignoring emails on your days off? Does it apply to live deals?...6
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+5Bosses who hate you/surviving wall streetHi, I have thus far in the last 2 jobs been placed with bosses/teammates who hated me. <h6><strong>Situation 1</strong></h6> </p> In less than 3 months, I was sat down with HR. In less than 6 months, I was given an improvement plan. My previous roles have...6
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...49 months 2 weeks ago
+5Underwriting a realistic exit for Value Add Multifamily in "Core" MarketsIn the value add apartment space, seems like more and more deals are being floated where the typical bathroom/kitchen/flooring renovations have already been completed. Yes, there are other areas where improvements can be made, but my sense is that in many cases, unless you are comfortable...3
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+5Fuck SakesRemember when you were an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and given an impossible task. It was basically to create a power point slide that couldn't be done. Whether it was lack of public financial information or plotting over 1000 variables onto one...3
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+5Lavar Ball versus Trump2 self-righteous assholes fighting. This is over trump taking credit for freeing Lavar's son and not getting the credit he believes he deserves. Go! *grabs popcorn*93
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+5AMA: A2A 2nd Yr BB Associate (Healthcare) Residing in SFA2A at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> with ~5yrs of experience in Healthcare Investment Banking coverage. Current focus...38
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+7Top Fraternities on Wall StreetJust out of curiosity, are there any fraternities (or other organizations) out there that have particularly strong ties to Wall Street? I get that most people don't talk about what they did in college after they get a job on the Street. However, I feel like it could potentially help with...36
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+4Anyone Interested in Playing Ping Pong in Midtown NYCI got a place to play ping pong for free, 5-7 minutes walk from Grand Central. PM me if anyone is interested. 361 week 11 hours ago
+4Tier 2 Consulting to HBS or SGSB?I'm a first year associate at a tier 2 consulting firm looking to lateral careers after business school. My ultimate goal is to go to <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> or SGSB and I am curious about my chances. I graduated summa cum laude (GPA ~3.8) with...35
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+5Net Neutrality Is Coming to an EndAccording to the [Forbes article](https://forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/11/26/when-the-fcc-kills-net-neutrality-heres-what-your-internet-will-look-like/#54db32cc4c68), it states: [quote]In just a few weeks, the FCC will vote to eliminate net neutrality. The vote isn't in...34
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+4WSO Caption Contest - Nov 28th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...31
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+5WeWork?Is it just me or is this firm moving and at a rapid pace which in my opinion may not end well..they are only 7 years running and in that time they have went from their core business of office coworking, to building a fund, elementary school and now are possibly going into retail and hospitality?...30
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+4Bitcoin hits a new high at $13,000Bitcoins rise is still soaring, and here is our coverage: http://2cents.my/2017/12/07/bitcoin-hits-a-new-high-at-13000/28
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+5Jobs with highest base salary post-MBA for finance people?Hey guys, This topic is not for people who moved from banking to buy side post <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> and make huge sum of money. Assuming if you have a finance background (non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+4Optimism and success. Do you think there's a correlation?It seems like optimism is the default outlook when it comes to really successful people. I've noticed this to be especially true in corporate settings. As someone who is somewhat skeptical/critical/cynical, I definitely don't fit the catgory of "optimist". There are...21
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+4Why not put $100M into a REIT instead of buying a building? I'm confused. Do REPE firms, or even other <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr> do this? Do large investors even buy shares in REITs? Do large investors buy ETFs? 19
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+4Finished FLDP, now what?I finished a 2 year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps"><abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr></a></span>...18
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+4Is value investing dead?The WSJ article, “[Investors Finding Little Value in Value Stocks, So Watch for the Rebound,](https://wsj.com/articles/investors-finding-little-value-in-value-stocks-so-watch-for-the-rebound-1511804545)” states the following: [quote]The U.S. stock market is showing the biggest...18
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+4Banking to Law?Everyone always talks about the path from law to <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> - i.e. how can an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> lawyer become a banker. But what about the reverse? I'm an associate (A2A) right...17
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+4Eli Benched....I got a notification midway through a conference call. When I was reading I had to do a double take. This is probably the most asinine thing I've seen in a long time to be quite honest. There is no upside to benching Eli Manning for the last few games in a lost season (other than ruining...16
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+5Am I really adding value to my life?These last few months have been weird. I mean, I have a perfect GPA, make $12/hour at my part time job, have no expenses (CC is free), been networking (have met and talked to some amazing people in the industry) and will be transferring to the school of my choice next year which I'm excited...14
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+4Distressed Debt Hedge Fund out of College - Prep Advice I'm in the midst chatting with a distressed debt hedge fund along the lines of York/Cerberus/Davidson Kempner/Anchorage etc. to join as an analyst.I have no banking experience and would be joining straight out of undergrad and would work on a bunch of things like secured/unsecured NPL...13
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+4Confused about the difference between Advisory/Corporate Finance/Investment BankingCurrently working in a mid-size accounting firm in London and looking to transfer to our '<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...13
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+4Does it bug anyone else that they aren't a Quant?I find it truly fascinating. Quants found ways to implement basic calculus concepts (integrals, differentials, stochastics), that I thought were extremely boring in my classroom, created mathematical models, and it has turned into a billion dollar industry. I remember spending weeks learning the...12
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+4Thoughts on new BX group?Hi everyone, Curious to know what everyone thinks of the new <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> Infrastructure <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...10
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+4Does MBB care where a prospective consultant attended undergraduate if the applicant has a prestigious graduate degree?For example, someone has an associates degree from a community college, and a bachelor's degree from a lower-ranking university (not top-25); however, has either an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> or Ph.D. from a prestigious school (top 10). 9
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+4When do people expect Private Equity on cycle recruiting to begin this year?Any reasonable chance it’ll be sooner than last year (started Jan 10 or 11 I believe)? Around when do people expect it to start this year? Obviously no one knows but just wanted to get a pulse...9
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+4How do I use fama-french 3 factor model to get the weightings of each stock in a portfolio?So I have excess returns, all the coefficients needed (hi, bi, si), as well as the risk free rate, SMB number, and HML number. I have 39 companies (and I have their returns and standard deviations). These 39 need to be in a portfolio, and I'm supposed to find out how the portfolio weight...8
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+4Given my experience what's next?Hi Everyone, I'm making this post because I don't know what my options are now and I would like some advice. I just finished my undergrad. I've learned a lot and have gain some valuable skills, but I don't know what type of job fits my skill set. 7
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+4Question For Someone Smart: Do You Use a Discount Rate When Calculating BOFA? I know that you generally can use your levered or unlevered cash flow when calculating your BOFAand obviously it's pretty impossible to do the rest of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr...6
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+4PWP Chicago?Just saw an application open for a PWP Advisory <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position in Chicago--wasn't aware they had this office, and apparently it's not opening until 2018....6
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+4How did your acquisitions career evolve?Hey guys, as I start to progress in my career I am starting to think about more ways to add value beyond the analyst level to the acquisitions team at my shop (MF developer). What did you do to start taking a more active role on the acq/deal sourcing side? Currently I do everything, but...4
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+4Most Brutal Thanksgiving TasksThis is for monkeys looking to vent between turns or stir memories of past trauma while waiting for a connecting flight. We've all been there or seen a cube-mate there... mindless work over the holidays that could wait, but doesn't... Post your worst. I'll kick it...4
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+5Happy Thanksgiving, WSO. Title says it all. 1
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+4The Left's Hypocrisy<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/roy_moore.jpg?itok=yJoM1vTg" alt="" /> ### Liberal Hypocrites: Why Are Dems Criticizing Roy Moore When KENYAN PEDOPREZ Barack Obama Is Still Married To FORMER TEENAGER Michelle Obama? A liberal witch hunt is on...1
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+3Are you smiling in your LinkedIn picture?Are you smiling at your LinkedIn picture? Whether or not someone should smile at their picture? Do share.62
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+3Help me select a new show to watchEnjoyed watching Billions, House of Lies, and started watching first season of Suits but decided that it's not for me. What shows are you guys currently watching and can recommend? 53
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+4Any Crazy CFA Success Stories?<abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L1 this Saturday... I've taken the LSAT before, but building confidence for this beast is pretty damn hard even if you've majored in finance, accounting, or econ and put in 300 hours already. So, to help break...39
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+3Best First Credit CardHi All, Looking at obtaining my first credit card. I'm 22, graduated this past May and my research led me towards the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span> Freedom card being a great start (due to the...38
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+3Lowest ranked B School for MBB recruitingConventional wisdom here would suggest that you need to go to a <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools ">M7</abbr>/T10 school to give yourself a decent chance of making it to <span class='keyword_link'><a...29
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+3West coast REPEHey guys, first time poster. I'm currently an undergrad student on the west coast and am considering repe as a career. Is anyone in the community familiar with repe debt funds in LA, San Fran or Seattle27
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+3HSBC Investment Global Bankin Program Hello, So i applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> Global Markets/Investment Banking program and i passed the first filter. The second part is an exam. Anyone has any idea what this is exam is about? I am...26
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+3Cards With Annual FeesWhat do you guys do about cards with fees? Do you avoid them altogether? Do you only use ones where you can waive the first year fee? Do you keep asking them to waive additional fees? How do you get them to keep doing it? Do you figure out the break-even for the fee? How do you do the math?...26
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+3On the off chance Investment Banking doesn't work out for meHey guys, I’m currently a Junior majoring in Finance at DePaul University in Chicago. It’s a decent B-school if anything maybe even C. This research should have been done a lot earlier, but untill recently I’ve been a subpar student and wasting my life away. I’m ready for a change...25
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+3Have you ever dated someone from the gym?I've never really met anyone at the gym and dated them, but recently I have developed some close relationships with some level headed and attractive chicks. They seem to be miles ahead of the duds I seem to run into at the bar. But, my routine is rock solid right now and my workouts are...24
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+3Private Equity firms that recruit undergrads?What <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> firms recruit from undergrad? Probably a ton of posts like this, but honestly curious. Would love to get into an REPE firm. I'm a current jobless senior23
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+3Blockchain Technology & REWSO, I'm sure everyone has heard of the recent Bitcoin craze or made a few bucks dabbling in it. Outside of Bitcoin, blockchain technology does create some disruptive opportunities. Specifically in real estate it could create a quasi-crowdfunding market. Check out the article below....23
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+3When do bulge bracket banks drug test?... Asking for a friend who enjoys smoking wacky tabaccy somewhat frequently. So the simple question is as follows: When were you tested - soon after the offer or closer to the start date of work that summer? 21
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+6Why the question "Is Bitcoin in a bubble?" is not the right question to ask.I was talking to friends recently and though they love Bitcoin and the blockchain, they think Bitcoin is in a bubble. I don't think that's really a relevant statement. The prices of Bitcoin are extremely high, probably due to a lot of speculation, but at the same time that does not...20
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+4Does BlackRock use hair testing for their interns?I recently got offered an internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> as an analyst and I am afraid they will do a hair test. They already said they will be doing an FBI...20
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+4The House of Cards has collapsedAs a huge fan of House of Cards, I was extremely disappointed and disgusted to hear about Kevin Spacey's behavior and extensive sexual harassment. I pretty much only watched the show because I liked his character so much. Can you ever really separate the art from the artist? House of Cards...19
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+3Debt Placement FeesFor those of you with experience working at a debt placement, what is the most you've seen a broker make in total fees? When he/she finds financing for a $400 million construction loan, what do they typically make? Half a point? 18
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+3Does GPA matter for Private Equity?I am currently a senior in college at a top 15 university, and will be working in a coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...18
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+3Corporate Development WACC MethodI'm curious to see how other Corporate Development shops calculate <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr>. I personally have worked in two different Corporate Development groups, one large-cap (>$25-50B, Industrials) and one mid-cap ($2-10B),...16
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+3Which F500 Entry Level Job to Take?I am currently trying to decide between two different fortune 500 offers currently, and I am struggling to come to a decision. Here are the two offers: JCPenney: this one is an <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+3Career switch from journalism to finance...how to go about?Just your typical 'im a liberal arts major trynna break into the finance world' post. Have about 1 1/2 years of financial journalism experience for a rather large business news/data company, covering corp debt news (mainly just breaking news on new issuances...some spot news/market...16
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+3What banks are more accepting of non-targets?Hey guys, does anyone know of any banks that are more willing to take on non-target finance majors as summer analysts? I have been building a decent network, but with limited alumni, my networking is mostly cold emails and LinkedIn connections. I've gotten some positive feedback and had my...16
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+3Volunteer suggestions for M7 programsHey guys, I'd like to get investing or finance related volunteer ideas that involve either teaching or being involved with an endowment. Definitely open to other suggestions relevant to my background, and even remote volunteer opportunities. My dream career is working at a...15
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+3Your favorite nap spotRandom question for everyone here. Title is more or less self explanatory: Anyone got a favorite spot in your building that you've used to nap? I don't ever have an opportunity here (working lunches). However at a previous internship the hours were better and people were generally...15
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+3Anyone Else Mountain Bike?Yo, I got into Mountain Biking at the beginning of this year and have fallen in love with the sport. I've done a couple races and gotten a lot better in less than a year and have gotten a lot more in shape. When I'm on the client-site (consultant, here), I find myself...14
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+3Mega Fund Placement out of BB LevFinIf I am an incoming analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan ">JPM</abbr></a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+3Any Skateboarders or Longboarders out there?I used to skate a lot as a kid, (go to skateparks, hit the local spots etc.). Now just cruise around on a longboard once in awhile as I don't want to risk the injury but miss the fun of it. Anybody else keep it up as a hobby while working? 12
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+3How to network when you have a job?How do you go about networking when you already have a job (and are content in your current seat)? Besides for attending events. If by cold outreach, how do you position your messages? Thanks!12
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+32-hour Modeling Test for HF (Fundemental Equities) - What to expect?-I have a final round analyst interview at a fairly well recognized fundamental equities shop in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. I was told to expect a two hour test and it's likely to concern either a model update or a ground up modeling excercise. -The PM will...11
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+3Moving to California LA/Orange County- How to increase network/friends/datingHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I recently received an offer for a role in Corporate Banking on the West Coast. Moving to the West Coast specifically the LA area is something that I always wanted to do, and now I finally have the opportunity. The only...10
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+3[Freshman] UBS PWM InternshipI had a phone call with a VP at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span>, and it went great. The VP said he would love to have my on board this Summer, and would get back to me after talking to the people at his bank (he told...10
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+3WSO New York Happy Hour: Friday, 11/17, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy autumn to all! This November's <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> happy hour will be a bit different--Friday night instead of our usual Wednesday or Thursday! Swing by and enjoy a few drinks with fellow finance professionals and <abbr title="Wall...10
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3 weeks 15 hours ago
+3L'Oreal Marketing vs Business at Tech Giant vs Big 4 Advisory Hey Guys, As the title suggests, I have a few offers to intern at this summer- one being at L'Oreal for Marketing (I'm not a marketing major, but was told by a bunch of people I talked to that it was a premier program and good for <abbr title="full...10
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+3How does a BB-Interview differ from a MM-Boutique Interview?A question to the guys who had the chance to attend both kind of interviews. Were they nearly equally difficult or is a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...9
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+3Do you talk numbers with headhunters?Getting considered for some interesting stuff and recruiters are constantly pressing me to get a number (one recruiter asked twice on two separate conversations). After a while, I caved and just gave a range slightly above current base so I could just move past it. On a recent setup for a...9
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1 week 18 hours ago
+3Waiting on final round outcome - HR still in touch?Been waiting on a final round decision for about 5 weeks now. Reached out to HR about an offer that I have. She basically said that she'll ask the team make a decision but it's unlikely since the team is waiting on a trip to Europe in two weeks. I feel like something must be stopping...9
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+3Sushi CravingsHow to find Japanese restaurants for food craving in NYC? 9
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+3Shirt: cufflinks or not? Imho the shirt with cufflink is a must if you work finance. Especially in London. What are your points? PS: If you know places where to buy cufflink shirts in London pls do let me know8
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+3Student Real Estate ContestsCurious if anyone has participated in student real estate contests? Are these looked well upon in the industry for recruiting? Can one expect to learn useful skills? Good networking? Curious from an experienced hire perspective. 8
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6 days 14 hours ago
+3How to prepare on marketsI have an interview coming up for the Investment Banking division in a Boutique bank in London. They told me that would be a discussion on markets. However, I am not sure what aspect of markets I should be prepared to discuss. Should I be focusing on becoming knowledgeable on a particular market...7
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1 week 5 days ago
+3Change of plans? GMAT - Defecting Firms - Overseas - DepressionHi All, I'm facing a big decision in life and in my career that I'd appreciate some advice on. Warning: this is a lengthy post, so bananas to all who take the time to read. My story has some lessons learned for anyone taking the GMAT, working in consulting or facing an imbalance...7
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+3Lateraling a half-year in if an opportunity arisesCurrently a 1st year analyst in a niche coverage group (think: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG"><abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr></a></span>/Real...7
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+3Capital One vs KPMG Consulting vs Boutique ConsultingHi everyone! I am currently a junior have final rounds coming up for summer positions. I wanted to gauge which summer opportunity would be best for recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr...7
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+3BB PWM vs MBB If you have offers from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+3How much travel is there in Venture Capital?How much travel is there in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> at all levels? Say you have a typical associate role, how much do they travel? I also have the same question for mid managers and GPs.6
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+3Game Theory Question - Traveler's Dilemma with $2 reward, but with no penaltyWhat would be a dominant strategy in the Traveler's dilemma, if there is a $2 reward for having a lower number, but no $2 penalty for having a higher number? Would the final Nash equilibrium be (0,0)? 6
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+3PE Recruiting For Non-TargetsWith the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting process ramping up for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analysts, I was curious to know some people's experiences with going through the process coming from a non-target...6
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+3Bulge Brackets and Hedge FundsHi everyone, I just started working as a trader in the <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> deparment of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...62 weeks 23 hours ago
+3Post-Offer GPA Question for a BB FO Position vs. MM SA Position. Will SA Offer get Flagged/Rescinded? I currently have an offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+3Megafund Credit to BschoolI'm planning on joining the Credit team (looking at <abbr title="high yield">HY</abbr> specifically) for a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> firm (GSO, Apollo, Ares, <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+3Lifetime banker: Cost of temporarily switching countries? I am currently a first year analyst at a Canadian investment bank. I completed a couple of lengthy internships prior to my current stint, and I must say that although there are many cons of banking, I genuinely find interest in the work I perform day-to-day and I am fascinated by the work...4
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1 week 6 days ago
+3Investors, Equity Researchers, Underwriters...help a retail trader out?I'm currently a college student trading bio-tech/pharma for some time now and it's been awesome (reading SEC/FDA fillings, Investor sentiment, etc), currently up 8% YTD. It's not amazing but I'm getting better. $GILD acquired $KITE during Summertime and it was the easiest...4
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+3Firms to avoid At this point (November/December) a couple of years ago, I started reaching out to small and boutique firms in New York to try to find a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> after I struck out...3
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+3Lateraling PE to PE With full time recruiting in full swing for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Associates, I wanted to see if anyone on here has any experience lateraling between <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms? I am looking for information more on...3
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+3Mystery HR databaseSince I got rejected several times by some banks do you guys think it is better to set up a new "fresh" account with a different e-mail for next recruiting year? As long as I don't apply with both at the same recruiting season it should not flag as double account or? This way...2
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+3I'm glad humans on the trading floor are losing their place to machines...because SJWs are trying to hit it now: http://zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-17/female-intern-sues-offensive-and-degrading-french-bank-flagrant-misogyny -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''The...1
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+3Being worked harder than everyone else because other colleagues are incompetent Has anyone ever been in a position at work where they are being worked much harder than everyone else by their superiors because all other colleagues at the similar level are incompetent? What did you do about It? I'm not afraid of hard work but business needs have fallen onto me and...1
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+3Why Travis, why<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]What is my belief and vision for this investment? I have only one belief—Singularity.” [/quote] <em>Masayoshi Son’s justification for SoftBank’s $93 billion Vision Fund. If $93 billion...1
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+3IB bulge bracket turnover ratesHi - I'm wondering what the average turnover rates are at the analyst and associate levels. Ie: 1) Average turnover % after 2-3 years as an analyst 2) Average turnover % after 2-3 years as an associate1
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+3Ends in 4 hours! WSO Contest 11/17/17 - 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 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> video library - which means access to <em>all</em> of our previous webinars (~275) and their files (ppt...1
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+3Wings, Beer, Sports...Roast Beef<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.” [/quote] <em> Hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz talking about Bitcoin. Nice take, Mike...but you're obviously forgetting the slinky...1
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+35 Things Freshmen Should Be Beware of Before Starting CollegeHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> Community, I am a penultimate year student studying at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Economics and Finance. Due to the short length of the course structure in Melbourne, double majors in the commerce area are...1
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+3Measuring M&A SuccessAs recommended on this site a few weeks back, I started reading “Deals from Hell: <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr> Lessons That Rise Above the Ashes” that covers 10 deals and what went wrong with them. In one of the early chapters, the author,...1
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+3WSO New York Happy Hour: Wednesday, 12/20, 7:30pm @5th and MadHappy December, dear monkeys! It's been a challenge to get space in Manhattan with every firm's Christmas party coming up, but your <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> Social Chair is here for you. Let's make the final happy hour of 2017 a memorable one!...02 days 4 hours ago
+6Being a father and a workaholicYeah, sometimes shit happens and I’m going to be father at my early 20’s. Even though I’ve never intended to have kids, I know that I have to provide education and be present in this kid life. I’m not so worried about the challenges of being a father, but in terms of my professional...46
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+3HK: CS vs HSBC vs BAML (all IBD SA)*Assuming* you get offers from all 3 for <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> in <abbr title="Hong Kong ">HK</abbr>, which would you go for? 1) Not native mandarin speaker per se so probably will be staffed on non-China deals 2) Not...38
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+2Putting expected GPA on a freshman resume?I'm a freshman who will be graduating in 2020, a year early I have been networking quite a bit since the year has begun. I have talked to recruiters from companies such as Broadridge and CA Technologies (they recruit students from my school often) about whether they would prefer an...34
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+2Moving from UK to USHello guys, I am currently a final year student at a UK semi-target and trying to do a Masters in the US. I have little knowledge about target universities (apart from Ivy) and would love some help if someone had a similar experience moving from one country to the other. Thank you 31
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+2More enjoyable: FP&A vs. TreasuryAnyone have experience in one or both that can chime in? Currently in FP&A now and it feels like a churn and a grind relatively often. Thinking treasury might be a more enjoyable next step with a still fairly decent career path. Thoughts?29
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+2Two layers of circular debt Monkies, I am a first year real estate analyst at a large development firm in Miami, Florida. My modeling skills are from my perspective pretty good, I've learnt a ton from the senior guys at my office and I make models as a side gig for other real estate investors and developers....28
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+2Is this a lowball offer?Received an Associate offer in a MO group (Credit Risk) at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank"><abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr></a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...23
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+2Highest paying industries for corporate finance?What are the highest paying industries for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span>? Ie as in tech, defense, CPG, and media23
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+2Online dating in NYCFor the single guys living in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>, how are you liking the online dating scene? Back when I was there, the quality of women and matches was astounding, and other cities have not even come close. 20
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+2Mid-career move or did I ruin my Life?So, I'm at a crossroads: I started my career as a low level associate in wealth management (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...20
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+2Manufactured/Mobile Home InvestingCurious if anyone has any experience in this asset class, seems to be fairly niche similar to affordable housing, but is the general underwriting at all similar to multifamily? I'm assuming it;'s more yield driven due to property cap rates, locations, etc?18
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+2Who really wants to take the GMAT?Have you all taken the GMAT? Is it hard to study for it? I'm thinking about applying to business school but I really am stressed out about taking the GMAT.18
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+2Healthcare Rollup StrategyHi All, I recently left my <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> gig to try something more entrepreneurial. I built a thesis around rolling up certain assets in the healthcare industry that trade at low multiples (3-5x) which can be leveraged easily and can trade at up...17
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+2Is this well below street and should I take it? (London)Hi all, I've got an intern offer lined up at a top <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in London, but also a few other offers at some <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> for summer of next year. Upon looking at my contract, it all seemed...17
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+2NYC Intern housing options--midtown near times squareDoes anyone have any recommendations for summer intern housing near times square in midtown? Could potentially split rent with 1-6 other people i know looking for housing this coming summer. Would like to have a decent place, but minimizing cost is my first concern.17
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+2Kellogg vs Booth vs Columbia MBA, which M7 would you chose?I just saw the excel file for Booth placements and they were STELLAR! I mean this <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is perfect not only for finance but tech and consulting too! But then there's Kellogg, another very strong <abbr...17
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+2List of Finance Movies - Help me eliminate the shitty candidatesHey monkeys, I spent my free time browsing the forums for Finance movies so I could create a collection. After watching one of the movies recommended (The Game with Michael Douglas), I realized that some of these movies are very loosely connected to finance and I might as well have just added...17
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+2How do I stop cringing/feeling ashamed of embarrassing things I have done in past?So, there are certain things I have done in my life that haunt the hell out of me. Nothing extraordinary but they really make me feel embarrassed even today. It has gotten to a point that whenever I try to study the material for exams the first thing that comes to my mind are the cringeworthy...16
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+2Brokerage vs Starting a Development CompanyHey all. Long time lurker, first time poster. I am currently in commercial construction in a top ten <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> market. I am looking to make a career change and I have it narrowed down between doing brokerage or starting my own...16
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+2Hottest tech subsectors in growth and Private EquityDear fellow members, As I have already explained in another thread, I am actively considering a move from my mega fund with a strong sector focus to a growth equity or more traditional private equity fund. After so many years in <abbr title="mergers and...15
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+2Goldman Sachs Final Round Interview IBD SA London officehi guys i will attend the final round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> London office. do you have any advice for the final round...15
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+2Which EBs would you choose over Rothschild London?Hi all - holding a <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> offer from Roths London as well as an <abbr title="elite boutique ">EB</abbr> in London (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+2Overtime HoursHi Everyone, My <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> <abbr title="summer analyst...14
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+2Internal Capital @ FO - typical terms? currently run a fund I started with track record of top performance. am looking at running nine figures (+scaling from there if returns are good) of primarily internal capital at a family office where I would be fairly autonomous with ~36 month lockup. Anyone here have any idea what...14
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+2Samsung Mocks Apple in Their Latest CommercialOn September 12th, Tim Cook, unveiled iPhone X, a phone that will set the path of technology for the next decade. It features an edge-to-edge OLED screen, wireless charging, facial-recognition technology, and a dual-lens camera. On the same day, Samsung announced the next year Samsung would...14
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3 weeks 5 hours ago
+2Asset Management vs IB Summer AnalystI realize this has been posted before, but a lot of the really helpful and detailed posts are 5+ years old. I'm currently a junior at a top liberal arts school and am seeking advice on my offers. I have an offer for an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firm with...14
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5 days 17 hours ago
+2Lateralling advice for tradersHi, I'm a junior trader at a middle market bank, wanting to lateral to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>/prop shop. Could...13
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+2which group at BAML is good to work for?Hey guys. So I am interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr></a></span> in the Investment Banking division for summer 2018. I...13
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+2Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?I was wondering if anyone here had experience with or knows anyone that works at a big 4 restructuring group? I know A&M, Alix, and FTI are top for restructuring (consulting), but how are the big4 viewed in regards to restructuring? is the work any different? ops? etc. Referring...13
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Alvarez & Marsal - New OfferHey everyone - So I've recently just received an offer from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal in Houston, Texas. Could anyone provide a little more insight into this firm based on my questions I've framed below? 1. How well is the reputation of Alvarez & Marsal...13
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+2P/E Ratio & DCF1. How does the P/E ratio change if cash goes up? 2. How does Enterprise Value change in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr title="discounted cash...13
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2Career Option - opinions appreciatedHi all, I appreciate I don't currently have an offer on the table but I thought it would be useful to get some opinions just in case I do end up with an offer with limited time to reflect. As a bit of background - I currently come from a multi-family investment sales background in a...12
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+3Investment Banking Recruitment Dying Down... What are my options?I've been on this forum for a few years now and the advice I've gotten in regards to recruitment this past year was instrumental in my ability to land interviews/superdays these past few weeks. That being said, some advice would be appreciated moving forward as I feel "stuck"...12
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+2MF Redevelopment ProcessHey Wso, I'm wondering if anyone here has executed a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> redevelopment play? At this point in the cycle we are seeing these deals happen more frequently. I'm curious as to how developers go about executing them? Do they pay...12
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+2GPA on resumes? Fresh Grad with 1 valuations & advisory experience [REAL ESTATE]What's your guys' opinion on putting your GPA on resumes? Especially if you're a fresh grad. Thanks in advance :)12
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+2My Best Strategy in Getting into Investment Banking?Hi y'all. I am currently a freshman at a top 10 STEM university in the U.S. (but in the economics/business program) but I want to get into investment banking (like desperately). My school and its business program have decent recruitment by <span...11
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1 week 3 days ago
+2More Info on PE/Exits in Canada From IBD??Hi, I just signed with a Canadian Big 5 for my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> stint next summer in Toronto, and have begun evaluating potential exit opportunities (want to be cognizant of these opportunities). I know the <abbr title="private...11
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Getting first job with no internships I will be graduating from a non-target (George Mason) this coming spring with no internships. I have been working full time for an Allstate agency as a producer over the last several years which has allowed me to pay all of my tuition upfront. I am also 100% financially independent (rent, food,...11
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1 day 18 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...111 month 3 days ago
+2How do you buy a company? Not a stupid question, please click and readI work for a Chinese chemicals company, and I've just been given instructions to explore chemicals assets for sale in the US. Deal size is anything under $200M or so, but we have good capital markets access so we can stretch if we have to. Think of us as a <abbr title="private...11
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+2Using Coding for Mundane TasksSo I'll be starting full time in the summer doing banking, and have a lot of time on my hands second semester. I remember for my summer stint, there were alot of tasks that I felt could have been done through code (ie. pulling logos from google, etc.). I have very basic understanding of...11
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+2Freshman Year Internship AdviceSo I'm a freshman currently looking for an internship for the summer. I understand that I really can't provide value to firms and more looking to show interest/dedication in the finance field, so I'm pretty willing to take an unpaid internship. Currently, I've looked for the...11
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Parthenon EY vs. Deloitte S&O Federal OffersHi WSO! I got a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offer for Parthenon EY and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...10
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+2Becoming stuck or 'type casted' in a certain industryHello all. So I’m a <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> looking to expand my career into FP&A. (I currently have a role that does financial reporting and financial analyst work.) I may have an opportunity to land an FP&A role for a large...10
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Best books on investment banking for a student?**Hey guys,** As the first semester of my sophomore year in college wraps up, I realize things are going to start getting really fast-paced. Summer 2019 recruiting cycle beings in 5-7 months and being a sophomore I will NOT have taken any intermediate accounting, economics, or <span...10
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1 week 6 days ago
+2D1 Track Athlete Trying to Break inI'm a fifth year senior who runs track and cross country and I'm looking for advice on how to break into investment banking. I have decent work experience, I've done an accounting internship for an insurance company supporting their investment department and I'm currently...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+2I have no idea how to startI finished high school in another country and moved here. I started working in a restaurant just to cover my bills and focused on classes thinking it would be enough. however, I never did an internship or got any experience in my field, and I am graduating next semester. I don't know where...10
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+2Best business schools for social life and alumni networkHey guys, long time lurker first time poster. TL;DR Which top 20 business schools have the best social life? I'm trying to pick business schools to apply to and I have a bit of a dilemma. After high school I did a gap year working in my families business (its a small managed fund that...10
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1 week 23 hours ago
+2Office Lease questionI am working on a case study and not sure how to handle this question. A tenant needs to terminate the lease early in exchange for a fee. But they do not have a termination right under their lease, and 5 years of remaining lease term. How do I determine the termination fee based on this...10
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+2Citi Houston Superday help!!!Hi, I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> in Houston (the global energy group) this...10
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+2Retail Banking?Hey everyone, So I know everyone here looks down upon retail banking. I understand why as well, but it seems as if it's my only opportunity as of now. I'm currently a senior at a non-target and have had multiple <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Best booksHello all, I know there is some feeds on books. However I would like to know some of the best books on the -analysts positions -M&A - <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> -PE -<span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2From Engineering to IB (EU edition)Hi everyone! Im studying Mechanical Engineering in Greece and i found out that Engineering is not for me. So, i would like to join the financial world. - What are my chances of getting into an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<span...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Training New Colleagues - Sink or Swim?<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, How do you handle training new employees who got hired at the same level as you? Are you the ultimate team player who goes above and beyond to ensure success of the new guy or are you hands off and let them figure it out on...9
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+2Level of persistence required to secure analyst position within top capital markets teamsTo all the analysts on top capital markets (investment sales and debt/equity placement) teams (Eastdil/HFF/CB/Jll/Cush/etc.) in major metros--how persistent--ie. networking before jobs were posted, following up after interviews, etc. were you in order to secure your position. @CRE" I...9
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+2How hard is it to get into MM IB M&A summer analyst position with a 3.65 GPA from a non-target? (Have finance experience)So I'm currently a junior at Northeastern, want to go into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I'll be doing my second co-op at a small advisory firm called Dividex Management. Will be working as a financial analyst, so I clearly have some work experience...9
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+2Which job to take?All, I have two offers on the table; 1.) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> 2 year program at <span...9
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+223 year old Actuary breaking into IB advice (London)I have just turned 23 and graduated last year from a Russell Group university in the UK with a 1st class honours in actuarial science, having also previously done a 12 month placement as an Actuary. I only decided in my final year that I wanted to break into <abbr title="investment...9
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4 days 23 hours ago
+2Too Late to Start from Scratch and Apply for this Round for MBA? (Specifically CBS) Hi all, hoping to get some feedback on a little predicament am in due to my own indecisiveness and poor timing. Business school has been in the back of my mind for a while but I only recently officially made the decision in my own head to pursue and <abbr title="Masters in Business...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+2PE Associate Career Path Hey guys, I'm currently a middle market credit analyst for a larger regional bank. Internally, I'm on the career path to become a lender. Last week I was approached by a recruiter from a private equity company. I have always wanted to move to private equity, but I thought it...9
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Value of my Current Resume Hey there, everyone. I was curious to hear thoughts about how valuable my current resume is and what are my best options for <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr>/summer 2018 investment banking positions. Main points: * May 2018 Graduation Date * Econ Major with...9
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4 weeks 12 hours ago
+2How to show coding experience on a resume?Hey guys, Seeing that programming is becoming more and more prevalent in the industry, I am looking for ways to show on my resume that coding is a skill I have. Besides the obvious listing on the skills section, what are things I can do to bolster my quant background? Are there online...8
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+2Comp Question: 1st Year Equity Research at 5-10B HFI've been with the firm as a mid-office analyst (for 3 years as my 1st and only job) and recently joined the investment team. I have a finance master degree from a non-target school and is a CFA3 candidate. My location is at the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>....8
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+2Entry Level Roles in NYCI graduated over the summer from a top 25 school, and recently moved to New York. I have two solid acquisitions internships on my resume, and a pretty solid GPA. I've been searching for a job over the past few months, but nothing has worked out so far. I'm thinking about taking one...8
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+2Please, help me to *not* fail this interviewI am currently a junior at a semi target school. Basically, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruiting has been a shit show for me. So far, I've only gotten two OCIs, two phone interviews,...86 hours 51 min ago
+2Calculating/Finding LIBOR Forward CurveWould like to incorporate the forward curve into my models to get a better (or more conservative) reflection of what my interest rate payments will look like when debt is a certain spread over <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+2BB IB -> Corp Strat -> Buyside?I'm a 3rd year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and my plan going into banking was to eventually make the move...8
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+2Comments on Lazard HoustonCan anyone comment on this office? Specifically in terms of deal flow and whether it's a good place to start out as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/analyst. I know Houston rankings...8
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+2On my notice period and don't care any more- what to do at work?So I recently resigned from my current job as I found a much better new one. They didn't want to let me go earlier than the 1 month notice period, however I'm not particularly motivated to push myself any more. We sit in a small open plan office so it's not like I can just do...81 week 6 days ago
+2Can someone please explain what this JPM job posting actually means?I found this job opening and I'm confused as to whether it's actually front or back office and also why it doesn't seem to require much experience or even a degree. It seems like a lot of responsibilities for someone with so few qualifications. Can anyone read between the lines...8
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2 weeks 16 hours ago
+2Sophomore Internship Offers - Which to take to impress IBThough this question may seem kinda lame, I'm in the dark as to the best decision to make right now. I'm a sophomore at a top LAC looking to land a solid <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> gig my Junior summer, currently considering 3 options for THIS...8
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+2Sell Side and Promotions in Toronto?Hey everyone. I'm a Canadian student hoping to get a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> position in Toronto in a few years and I had a couple questions as to how the industry here works. How often do people in Toronto stay in <abbr title="investment...7
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+2I´m really lost about what to do now, need some advice guysHi all, I need some advice on what to do because I applied to almost all <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> (London) and didn´t get any offer. Not even a <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 hour 2 min ago
+2Started a Crypto Fund - Looking to Connect with Fund Managers, etc.Hello everyone, long time reader - first time poster. I'm the founder of a crytpo "hedge fund" with a 3 person team (we launched about 3 months ago). Looking for advice on networking, fundraising, finance info, etc. Originally from Michigan but live in Los Angeles. My background...7
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+2Trading Crypto?Work in finance, but not on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> side. Anyone have any strategies? Been holding since earlier this year, but it’s boring AF and seeing so much price action it...7
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+2When is it worth it to wait for that year end bonus?As the year draws to an end, bonuses are coming in place. If you're job hunting and finally get that offer for a better opportunity, do you leave before year end knowing you may have left a bonus on the table? How big would the bonus need to be for you to stick it out till you got it in...7
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Hong Kong: GS Industry IBD vs MS M&A<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> is a generalist offer for interns and group placement will be decided for full time - which one has better...7
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1 day 11 hours ago
+2Bitcoin hits a new high with it's highest ratings yetCheck out how fast Bitcoin has been rising here: http://2cents.my/2017/12/07/bitcoin-hits-a-new-high-at-13000/7
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+2Is This Suit Too Dark?Is this suit too dark for a work suit? Would appreciate it if you can check out the link below https://saksoff5th.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442257670&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574488339467&bmUID=l.EDEa6&productID=04000944890307
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+2Appropriate Pay for Interns in Toronto Boutiques?I am wondering what’s the appropriate pay for interns at <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> boutiques in Toronto. Also do they offer any relocation stipends and is that a reasonable thing to ask for? Thanks for your help! 7
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+2Freshman Year Summer at Target: PWM BB vs. International Internship vs. Study AbroadPlease help me decide between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+2LBO Valuation IRRCould someone please, please explain how <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> houses target an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR"><abbr title="internal rate of...7
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+22018 SA Recruiting for International StudentsCurrent juniors who require sponsorship in the future, how did <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruiting go for you all this year? Were there any banks that were particularly international...7
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+2REPE vs. REIBI currently work at a well known <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr></a></span> in a major market. My prior...7
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4 hours 34 min ago
+2Mid career architect adviceLooking for a bit of career advice. I've been lurking off and on for a long time and thought that being active here would be a good start. I'm a 35 year old Architect with a wife and 2 small kids who is basically wants to make some "real" money vs the 75k I'm getting...7
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+2Bernstein Private Wealth Management - Any Information AppreciatedHey everyone I'm currently a junior and recently received an offer for Alliance Bernstein's Private Wealth Management internship and was hoping to get some unbiased information about the firm to help me make a decision about whether to accept or not. Specifically, I was wondering:...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+2How to turn a summer analyst role into full time offerI just got a offer for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">ML</a></span> as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>...7
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2 weeks 15 hours ago
+2HSBC IBD vs. BAML S&THi, everyone. I have got an offer from HSBC <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Sales and Trading, both are summer internships. But I am so struggling about deciding where to go. Personally, I prefer <abbr...7
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+2How late do you guys work on Fridays? How late do you guys work on Fridays? Itching to get out of here, what the question sounds like.....6
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1 week 15 hours ago
+2NYC Monkeys~~ First off, this is a long shot, but you miss every shot you don't take, so I figured why not.. Anywho, I'm currently a student at California State University Long Beach, and my honors finance class will be taking a trip out to <abbr title="New York...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Finance scene in Phoenix vs DallasJust wondering if anyone here could talk a little bit about the high finance scenes in Phoenix and Dallas. I'm trying to decide which city would be better to start a career in the high finance industry. There are a few other threads on here about each individual city, but most are a few...6
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1 day 15 hours ago
+2Akuna Capital vs Optiver InternshipI have offers from both these places for an internship. I believe I like Akuna capital slightly more, but I have heard that their future doesn’t seem very bright? To be frank, which company pays more in bonuses (i’ve Heard Akuna might pay on the lower end in bonuses since they reinvest a lot...6
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3 days 11 hours ago
+2It feels like we're forgetting something...It seems like no one is interested in the industries that serve us the most: cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and food. Having begun my sophomore year of college, I've met exactly zero people interested in joining any of these industries. Well, a few people I know want to be...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Real Estate Asset Management Excel TestThis week I have an interview for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> role with a top 25 REPE shop. One of the interviews that I have will be an excel test for 30 minutes....6
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1 week 4 days ago
+2William Blair (London) - Help plsHow is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> in London? Would you intern there or in a <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> Special Situation <abbr...6
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+2Capital One Business Analyst - PlanoHey guys, I just accepted my offer to intern with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/capital-one-financial" target="_blank">Capital One</a></span> next summer. My goal is to work on <span...6
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+2PWM internship or Angel Investment Network internship for freshman summer at Target?Please help me decide between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> internship, or an international...6
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1 day 13 hours ago
+2Anyone heard of the MM PE fund in NYC / Chicago called Flexpoint Ford? Any opinions? Came across them while scanning recruiter lists and they seem like an interesting fund with pretty solid associate recruits. Looking for anyone who has insight into culture / comp / prestige / heard on the street etc. Thanks!6
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1 week 4 days ago
+2HELP!! Background check for CFAHi I just get an offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and is currently going through background check. The background...6
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+2Is it possible to go to Law and Business School at two different institutions SIMULTANEOUSLY?As per the title of the thread, is it possible to go to law school at say Harvard and Business School at Stanford at the same time? So basically a JD/<abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> at two different institutions? Has anyone heard of anyone doing...6
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+2Accept job for 6 months-->lateral?Hi, I'm graduating in December and have a finance offer that starts in July. I also have an offer for an FLP rotational program with 6 month rotations that starts in January. How unethical would it be to take both offers, complete 1 6 month rotation, and then quit in july to begin the...6
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+2Future of the business world- CS or finance?Monkeys You know, AI is so damn powerful that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> said a lot of jobs will be replaced by AI or robots in 2030. Lawyers, accountants and financial...6
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+2Demo Tryout for applying to futures prop trading desk - best strategy?SMBFutures has just created a futures prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> desk (you can find the details at SMBFutures on their dot com website) and they are letting ANYBODY apply to be a...6
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1 day 18 hours ago
+2How to match client risk tolerance to portfolio performance charateristicsI am building a software system to help out a friend who manages private client money. I am researching how, once we capture the new clients risk tolerance we select a portfolio that has matching characteristics. This article -...6
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+2For those that work exclusively in multifamily, would NAIOP or ULI be more beneficial?Interested in joining one of these organizations as a young professional looking to grow their network. I work in multifamily acquisitions. I know ULI is very beneficial for developers focused on local politics, projects, etc...and NAIOP's website says it "is the leading organization...6
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4 days 23 hours ago
+2Unconventional finance positions? Monkeys, What are the options like for someone to work or create atypical finance positions? For example, someone who isn't considering going down the corporate route yet still wants to work with investments and manage portfolios. Is it possible/legal to start your own <span...6
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Any info on Region's IBD?Does anyone have information on Region's Securities <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> about things...6
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+2Interested in market making I'm currently a <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> analyst but lately Iv been very interested in market making/prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> and would...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2BB Private Wealth Management PathsHello all, I wanted to know if someone could help define a few of the paths that exist in Wealth Management - starting from analyst position ie which leads to a more client facing role, which is more research based etc. etc. Been doing a lot of googling but it's hard to find definite...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Recently accepted SA offer - when is it appropriate to start networking for a lateral move? Hi all, I accepted an offer for an <abbr title="investment banking ">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> position with a fairly well known bank in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> about two weeks...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Charlotte Intern LivingI'll be in Charlotte, NC as an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> summer intern. I'm unfamiliar with the area and would like input on where to live for 10 weeks. An analyst recommended Elements and Catalyst, but I'm looking for other options. Thanks!6
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Big 4 Consulting in LA vs GS IBD SLCWhich one would you take and why? Appreciate any and all advice. I am leaning towards the Big 4 since its in a hub city.. would the exit opps be as good?6
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+2Doing bitch work during your internship?Currently at a small boutique firm in Hong Kong undergoing my Cash Equities Summer Trading Analyst internship. There I see fellow traders executing trades and being super busy at work. There in my first week, I am asked to shred paper of records of accounting statements from 10 years...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Are any bulge brackets still recruiting? Hi guys, Does anyone know if any banks are still recruiting for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> positions? I know many of them have closed down but curious if there are...5
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1 day 20 hours ago
+2London lateral recruiting1st year analyst started at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> / DC Advisory / GP Bullhound, looking to lateral to <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Investment Banking first or small Hedge Fund?I have an option to return to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 6 days ago
+2NYU Math or Cornell Hotel Administration??Hello! This is my first time posting a question on this website and any kind of advice would be greatly appreciated! Last week I was accepted to NYU (for math) and Cornell (for hotel administration) as a transfer student. I am having a hard time deciding on which school to attend, since I do...5
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17 hours 13 min ago
+2Real Estate Operating StatementDear all, Could someone kindly confirm whether the following RE operating statement is correct: RE Operating Statement: Rental Income + Other income = Potential gross income (PGI) - Vacancy/Collection Loss = Effective gross income (EGI) - Operating expenses (maintenance, insurance,...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Using Python for general tasksWhat can I use Python for in the workplace and also for general tasks to help boost efficiency in my general life? I am interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Good brown business shoes in London?I want to know what are some good places to get some good looking brown business shoes in London. I've previously bought my formal shoes from either Hawes & Curtis or Charles Tyrwhitt and although I really like their products, I was wondering whether there are some other brands out...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Capital One Summer BA vs. Société Généralé SA .5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Goldman Sachs Verbal OfferI received a verbal offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> for a lateral hire position and was told the written is on the way (1-2wk estimate given...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2How long till PM?Hi all, I recently got a permanent role in <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> - after two rounds of internships. During my conversation with my boss he was talking about an accelerated path to PM. Bearing in mind this is Fixed Income in London, he was talking...4
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1 day 22 hours ago
+2BB PWM or Boutique PE/IBI was wondering what you monkeys think about this. I'm currently a Freshman, and I was wondering what would look better if my end goal was to get into investment-banking my Junior year (non-target).4
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Need Feedback on Senior Associate Comp RangeHi all, Posting this under a burner account as I post fairly regularly. To give some background I'm an Associate at an industry focused fund in a major US city. We're fresh off a new fundraise and have about $300M in AUM. I've been at the firm for right around 2 years now and...4
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) Blackrock superday 11/20/17Just had my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> a couple days ago (11/20) for the Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) Group at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock"...4
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1 day 19 hours ago
+2Data Analytics: Deloitte or AccentureHi, I'm currently supporting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span>'s Financial Advisory practice with a launch of their Data Analytics services in <abbr title="mergers and...4
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1 day 6 hours ago
+2Compare E2E and LOMSHi guys, Is that a disadvantage not having a degree in business-related field compared to those did earn one on securing consultant job? I am an undergraduate student majoring toward <abbr title="balance sheet ">BS</abbr> degree in electronics and planning to get the...4
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2What info from Rosenbaum Textbook should I disregard (for now)Hi Monkeys, Hoping someone can chime in on the way to best learn *the relevant* information from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3rebxvt" target="_blank">Rosenbaum</a></span>'s <abbr title="investment...4
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2 days 14 hours ago
+2Standing out on a finance jobIn my previous professional experiences (most at an engineering role), I arrived at a conclusion that there are mainly three ways to stand out on your job: 1- Work hard 2- Master the game of office politics 3- Innovate Since I plan to get an <abbr title="investment...4
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Quant Interview PrepHey guys, a buddy of mine is in the process of interviews post grad school and will be interviewing at places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/de-shaw" target="_blank">DE Shaw</a></span>, <span...4
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Energy Aspects ThoughtsHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> Community, I'm on the commodity side of things and we look at quite a bit of research both out of banks and independent consultants/buy side research. I was curious if anyone has come across Energy Aspects' work...3
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Anyone work for Toll Brothers? Have a Land Acquisition Analyst opportunity at TB - curious to see what the exit opps have been for people who have had this role or one for a similar brand 3
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1 week 2 days ago
+2No Internship...Where NextHi. I got to an Ivy League, school, am a junior, and am majoring in History. This fall, I applied for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth...3
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16 hours 16 min ago
+2Guess what Gilead's up to?Gilead and Kite are acquiring a new company that will help them expand research and development into cellular therapy. Source - [ASPost-Gilead](http://alphastreet.com/b85c515f)3
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15 hours 19 min ago
+2Real Estate Modelling Test PracticeHi all, Is anyone aware of any commercial real estate modelling tests (free or at a cost) (preferably non development) on the internet? I've found the PGIM case study on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> and the free one on REFM but both are multifamily...3
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Bachelor Thesis subject, making it too complex?Bachelor student from a European economics university here looking for advice/help. To complete my bachelor I need to write a thesis about any subject or field I like before the end of the year (July/August). My interest goes out to Private Equity, since throughout my study it's been my...3
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1 day 3 hours ago
+2How much Damage on Black Friday?So monkeys -- how much damage to the wallet did you do this past weekend? Any awesome purchases? Share!3
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Accepted PE Offer - How To Get Ahead?Hey all - I just accepted an offer at a middle market <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> fund for next Summer, and am wondering if any of you have helpful resources or suggestions on what to do to get ahead. To give some context, I work at a tiny regional...3
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2 weeks 16 hours ago
+2For those who landed as a quant with only undergrad degreeHow strong is your math background? I have taken real analysis 1, 2, machine learnig, bayesian inference. I am taking measure theory next term. I am worried thst i'm lacking so much though. Differential equations, stochatic calculus, forecasting and the list goes on. I know it may depend on...3
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9 hours 50 min ago
+2Starbucks Barista to Goldman Sachs IBDThere is a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3vxp6e4" target="_blank">Starbucks</a></span> inside the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...3
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3 days 12 hours ago
+2Do Business Schools have different average GPA standards for each major?Every graduate business school has an average GPA that they have on their websites. Does this average GPA standard change depending on an applicant's major? For example, do business schools have a higher average GPA standard for undergrad business majors compared to engineers? 3
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Asset Management - Most Common Interview Questions?!?! Need Urgent HelpHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr>, long time lurker of the forums and really appreciate all the information that this site has provided. Anyway, I recently received 2 interviews with 2 <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr>/IM firms in...3
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Debt Funds - Levering loans?"We tend to underwrite deals to target specific IRRs, but we can also internally leverage loans to boost those returns. For example, we might internally leverage a 70% Loan-to-Value (LTV) loan at 40% and turn a potential IRR of 10% into a 15-16% IRR. When you’re not taking equity...3
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1 day 2 hours ago
+2CRE Tech Exit OppsHey everyone. I was wondering what the typical exit opps for people coming out of tech firms such as: fundrise, realtymogul, realtyshares etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated.2
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Valitas Capital Partners - Part-time internship?Valitas seems to be a decent, small boutique investment bank in Canada, having taken part in some huge transactions (as well as smaller ones). Anyone have any info on it? They're looking for part-time interns and I'm curious to know if it could be a plus for someone who will likely...2
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1 week 21 hours ago
+3where do people end up? so summer 2018 I'm going to be an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and I was just thinking about long-term career. Unlike a lot of people on here I don't think I'll be a Partner at...2
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Possibility of lateraling from MM (Jefferies/WF/RBC) to EB (Moelis/Evercore/Lazard) after 1 yearThis summer I accepted an offer at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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15 hours 35 min ago
+2Take Graduate MBB or Wait for IB?Hi guys, So I initially wanted to do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> summer and (hopefully)...2
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16 hours 52 min ago
+2Venture Lenders/ Venture Debt/ BDC (Business Development Company)Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I've been researching this topic on Venture Lenders, such as Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Bridge Bank, and Square 1 Bank, and I had some questions that I was hoping <abbr title="Wall Street...2
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3 days 19 hours ago
+211/20/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a href=“/event/podcast-investment-banking-to-private-equity-to-headhunting-112117">Podcast: Investment Banking to...1
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2ADIA PE Direct InvestmentDoes anyone have any idea about ADIA's <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> team in terms of culture, exit opp to other mega/<abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> later, chance to...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+2I need help breaking into Investment Banking and need advice.I am studying masters at Loughborough University (MSc Economics and Finance) and i currently don't have any financial/internship experience. I have been actively looking to apply for Internships but i haven't been successful (I graduated from a low rated University with a 1st in BA...1
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5 days 16 hours ago
+2Anyone ever heard of Payden & Rygel?Would love to hear about any exit opps or how the culture is there? I know its an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm but there's very little information on the firm.1
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Leverage Houston SA Internship for NY IBI have an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer at a smaller bank in Houston but my end goal is to work in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. How do I leverage my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...1
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2 days 13 hours ago
+2The Connection Between Stress And Hair LossStress is a root cause of many [Rejuvalex](http://thefatburningkitchen.io/rejuvalex-review/) physical and emotional problems faced by people nowadays, especially by those who follow a modern & hectic lifestyle. 1
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Resign after six months - Acceptable?Hi monkeys, I am posting a question to seek some advice/opinion. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I already graduated from college and managed to convert my internship into a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+235 Yr old hoping to work for a REIT upon graduationHelli all. I am a 35 year old returning student at Kaplan University. I am studying finance with a specialization in real estate. I have 2 years until I graduate. Upon graduation I hope to work for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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29 min 2 sec ago
+2BB&T LDP Offer Decision I know there's been a few threads on this in the past, but I was hoping to get some feedback for anyone that has experience with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...1
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Quants ruined the stock-market, is Bitcoin next?The stock-market used to be a beautiful exchange full of people who had a passion for economics and finance. Now it's just a game of mathematicians who control 90% of market volume, and don't even know how to read a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst Offer Does anyone know if MS offers different positions for different groups? For example: Interviewing for Fixed Income or Institutional Equities but getting an offer for a different group. Has that happened to anyone? 1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2CamberView PartnersTrying to find some outside information on Camberview Partners. I have a phone interview coming up and most of all the information I am finding is just on their website and a few articles about them opening a shop in London. If any of you have had a interview there or know some more...1
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2McKinsey Online Assessments - Next StepI recently applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> (non-profit sector), and got an email to take the online assessments. How long after taking the assessments did you hear...1
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3 days 13 hours ago
+3PETER THIEL - THE FIRST AMERICAN GAY ROBBER BARON FROM LIBERAL UTOPIAN SILICON VALLEYThis guy right here. I mean this guy. 1. Invests $500,000.00 in Facebook in 2005 for 10% and it turns into a billion. In theory it should be worth $50 billion but he didn't hold it all the way. 2. Funds MIssouri Attorney General's campaign - an AG who was probing Google for...1
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Thoughts on Greenhill at the analyst level? (Exits, deal experience, comp, etc)There was a previous thread on the thoughts of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/greenhill" target="_blank">Greenhill</a></span>'s franchise viability going forward, but it'd great to hear thoughts on the value of joining...1
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Speed bumps and winding roads: perspectives on the job searchI’m an associate at an <abbr title="megafund ">MF</abbr>, working in technology private equity. If you looked at my career, it would look like everything went according to plan - Ivy League grad, banking at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Michael From NYC IntroHello All, I joined the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> yesterday, Nov 8, 2017. I want a job in investment banking but only part time during the evenings. I already have a full time job working at a large university in <abbr title="New York...1
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+2Business owner to Corporate EmployeeI've an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> & MS in Finance, Worked in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (MM) & <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> ( Uni), a business owner for a...1
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2 days 4 hours ago
+2Lights. Camera. Acquisition.<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]Stupid Fun vs. Responsible Fun” [/quote] <em>Title of a memo distributed to FCB Worldwide employees, warning them to behave at the ad agency’s holiday party. At a time when sexual harassment at the...1
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3 days 2 hours ago
+2Huron Case InterviewDoes anyone have any experience with Huron <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">case interviews</a></span> process? I am interviewing for the Enterprise Solutions and Analytics Analyst Position, but I am unsure what to...1
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+2Hirevue Goldman Sachs Interview QuestionsHello Guys, After a networking event and submitting my resume i got an invite for the hirevue video interview. The email said it will consist on 4 company wide questions and one division question ( investment banking). Any idea if this will include technical questions or just...1
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2STNL Valuation ExamplesI'm sure that this topic has been addressed before but I was unable to find anything on any of the older threads. I am wondering if there are any good resources out there for STNL (specifically national tenant) property valuations. More specifically, I am wondering if anyone knows where I...1
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Radix Trading vs Five Rings capitalHave an offer for a Quantitative Researcher at both these places, trying to make up my mind. Any input on either? Comp is very similar with Five Rings offering a spread and Radix a fix bonus roughly equal to the FR median for the first year. A lot of people seem to label Five Rings "click...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and...11 month 3 weeks ago
+2What do you want for Christmas?Title says it all, what are you guys asking to get for Christmas? (From wife / husband, parents, etc.) Trying to think of something better to ask for than clothes or money...1
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5 days 23 hours ago
+21st year FLDP - thinking about quitting the program. Help please.Hi everyone, Just as the title states, I'm thinking about quitting the program soon. A little about myself: I graduated from a non-target university with a average GPA with a degree in Finance. Like a lot of fellow students, i didn't really know what i wanted to do with my life....21
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1BlackRock PAG 2017 SuperdayStarting a thread for the 2017 PAG <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span> in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>. Has anyone heard back from the 11/7 11/8 superdays yet? Know that there...19
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1 week 13 hours ago
+1Fidelity "Non-Tech Internship"?I applied to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span> "Non-Tech Summer 2018 Internship" about a month ago and just got a Hirevue invite today. Is this their main...19
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Joining an investment sales teamI have a potential opportunity to join a retail investment sales team that focuses on middle market deals (2-15mm) with a major brokerage (JLL/CBRE/CW). Sometimes the team gets brought in on bigger institutional stuff but mostly smaller plazas owned by HNW people or families. The main broker is...18
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2 weeks 2 hours ago
+1CV advice - does adding "Incoming XYZ summer analyst / off cycle analyst" add value to your CV? Hi all, Does adding "Incoming XYZ <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> / off cycle analyst" add value to your CV? Trying to fill in some extra time so I'm looking to apply for...17
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Take GMAT before starting even if no plans for MBA?Hi all, starting at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> next year and...16
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Investment Banking - HappinessThere are so many stories of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment, but does anyone really enjoy their job in IB? And, more specifically (at the Analyst/Associate level), do you enjoy the benefit of teamwork and camaraderie? Is there are a long-term mindset at your work, focused on collective...16
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5 days 1 hour ago
+2Tuck MBA vs LBS MBA for Investment Banking JobsHi, I am now choosing my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs, between Tuck and <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr>. I did some research on the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>...16
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3 days 11 hours ago
+1Physicist gone into finance...now regretting a bitHi guys, Don't know if you remember one of my old posts where i explained my condition. Anyway last year i was at a non target studying physics(1st year of bsc) in italy, but got interested in finance and contemplated to move to a target: i was admitted to the target school of my...14
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Going from non-Target to Private EquityDoes anyone have experience with breaking into <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr> <abbr title="megafunds ">MFs</abbr> straight out of a non-target undergrad? If so, could you provide any advice or testimonials? Assuming the answer is no (which...14
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3 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Sophomore internship - F200 Corporate Development & Strategy vs Bloomberg Equity ResearchI am having a hard time deciding between internship offers from a Corporate Development (M&A) and Strategy team at a F200 Natural Resources/Energy/Power & Utilities company and an <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Equity Value at period 5I am working on a problem where I have FCFs for 5 future periods and need the value at period 5 (both for owners equity - currently 15% and for warrent - 3%). I've completed a <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1I'll pay you $100 if you help me land this jobHey guys so for an interview I'm supposed to provide a one-slide anonymous investment teaser to aquire a company. And I was wondering if anyone could give some feedback on it. If you give me feedback that lead to me improving the slide I'll paypal you $100 if I get the job. Let me know...13
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Bank GymI know movies have portrayed banks to have gyms and locker rooms for their employees to use. I was wondering if that was a real thing at banks in NY?13
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4 days 11 hours ago
+1French Universities / Business schools reviewsHey, Has anyone attended Sciences Po on here? All I know is that Macron and pretty all the nation's CEOS and MDs graduated from there and that it has a world-class reputation... :p I've seen they launched a finance programme and a couple Specialized programmes (Msc Wealth...13
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4 days 2 hours ago
+1DC Advisory London, any insight ? Hello guys, I have an AC with DC London (graduate programme). Anyone to share his insight about the firm ? Deal flow/Reputation in the place/Best team/Culture/Exit/Salaries etc. Thanks a lot !! 13
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12 hours 55 min ago
+1Which offer to take BlackRock or Nisa?I am having trouble deciding between two offers. One would be returning to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span>, working in Aladdin Client Services. I did not really enjoy the work I was...12
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1 day 14 hours ago
+1Have a phone call with the founder & CEO of a large & successful fund. Need advice.Hey guys-- I reached out to him with expressed interest in his field & industry specialization and he surprisingly returned my email & now we got a called scheduled. I've done the networking rounds before, but never with someone so senior and successful. What are some things I...12
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Masters @ Oxford vs Starting @ BlackRockHi all Briefly, I'm stuck at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/decision-point-international" target="_blank">Decision Point</a></span> at the end of my undergrad. I have been offered a full-time job starting next year...12
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Taking an offer at Cantor FitzgeraldI'm a junior and my only current <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr> offers are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> valuation and <span...11
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1getting fired/MBA possibilityI haven't found too many discussions on this, but was hoping others could chime in. I was terminated from my investment banking job last year and unfortunately it's listed on my brokercheck. I was able to find other jobs since and am now back on the corporate side dealing with banks...11
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Will financial analysts ever go extinct? Wondering what is WSO's take on the coming automation of financial analysis. Will markets ever get so efficient from the algos that CFA's and research associates won't be needed? 10
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Recent graduate trying to get his first job in real estate - Advice?Hey guys, I am a December 2016 graduate from a SEC school. I completed a double major in accounting and finance. After graduation, I was unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, so I stuck around for an extra semester and took a couple of classes. One of these classes was a real estate...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Goldman sachs drug testi know <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> drug tests new hires, but how soon after accepting the offer? and also, is it a standard urine test or a hair follicle test?9
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Anybody here interview at PNC for a summer internship at their RE banking group?I had a phone interview with a recruiter three weeks ago, still waiting to hear back if I am selected for a second round in person interview, anybody here in the same boat as mine? Thank you!!!9
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19 hours 13 min ago
+1Accretion and DilutionHi guys, was hoping for your help for three questions please: 1) For an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> deal financed with debt, cash and equity, if <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> of buyer is less than <abbr...9
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Management Consulting from semi/non-targetI've read on here that breaking into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG ">MBB</abbr></a></span> almost requires going to target schools and having a high...9
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1CBS J-Term vs UCLA vs Michigan Curious people's thoughts on attending CBS J-term vs UCLA vs Michigan. My background is in <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and I have entrepreneurial and/or <abbr title="private...9
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Transferring decisionsHey all, So I was admitted as a transfer student to the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and I'm incredibly torn as to which one to go to. I realize that there are a lot of factors to consider in this process, but I've identified and elaborated on some of the...9
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Transmarket Group vs Optiver vs Virtu vs BelvedereFor <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>/quant trading. Why would you pick one over the other? How does it compare for things like culture/compensation/conversion rate from intern to full-time?9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Python, Java or R?I have been going through some applications recently and the number of questions about technology or programming language knowledge have increased a lot, from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock"...9
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3 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs MBD PIA - PE vs IBDHello, I have been invited for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...8
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Corporate banking exit opps?As a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> for a large bank doing corporate banking, what are my exit opps looking like for <abbr title="full time ">FT</abbr> recruiting?8
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+1MS SG vs CS SG . 8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Eastdil IBD Interview- RE Specefic ExpectedHi everyone, I was curious as to what level of RE technicals would be asked in a REIB interview at Eastdil? I have one real estate related internship which is a part time internship I started 2 weeks ago. I have a pretty strong understanding of <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+1HSBC London Global Banking Top GroupsHi y'all, Got an offer to join <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> for the Summer. Just wanted to ask what the top groups at HSBC are. Heard a lot about Financing e.g. <span...8
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+1Multifamily Real Estate Market Research Data Source - Costar vs Axiometrics vs RCA vs ???Hey all, I've found a few other posts on here debating the different data sources available for multifamily, though it appears that the newest of all of them is over a year old and, given the rapid pace at which technology and companies change, I'd be interested in hearing what...8
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+1Corporate Development Internship useful for a future internship in IBD?Hello, My name is Brandon and I am new to this forum. After lurking for some time, I finally decided to make a profile. I am a student at the University of New Hampshire and I am studying Finance. I will be a rising junior in the summer of 2018. Investment banking has always been the goal...8
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+1Is starting a Youtube channel worth it?So I'm in college and I'm really involved in a particular niche. I've read about it for years, and talk about this stuff every day, and consider myself to be very well-informed. I've looked at other Youtube channels out there that cover this niche, and most aren't very...7
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+1Choosing between 2 offers. Advice please. hey everyone. I'm sitting on 2 job offers that lead towards different career paths. Ultimately, I will need to make a decision on where I see myself. But before that, I want to hear your opinion on which path to take based on career progression, salary, and exit opps (if any). Currently...7
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1PWC Corporate Finance InterviewInterviewing for a lateral investment banking analyst position with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>, have first round phone interview with an associate, what should I expect?...7
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+1Thoughts on internal audit at a BB?What are people's thoughts on entering an internal audit role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span>? Is it really an area...7
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2 days 19 hours ago
+1Barclays London IBD - Insight on GroupsHello guys, I'm a long time user that just set up a new account for this thread. First of all, a big shout-out to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> community that has been extremely helpful over the years. I was wondering if anyone could shed a...7
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+1PWP / Moelis SA 2018 LondonHi, anyone heard back after the online tests?? Since I've completed them, but there was no contact thereafter. Do you guys advise to send email? Thank you7
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+1Oppenheimer - Investment Banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oppenheimer">Oppenheimer</a></span> recently opened up their applications for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...7
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+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund ">HF</abbr></a></span> Resume Announcement: <abbr title="Wall Street...711 months 4 days ago
+1Harvard vs. Stanford MBA for Investing Compensation (New HBS Employment Report)First off, this is in no way meant as trolling -- I'm genuinely curious to get thoughts. HBS just released its 2017 employment report: http://hbs.edu/recruiting/data/Pages/detailed-charts.aspx Stanford GSB hasn't released the latest yet but here is their 2016 (PAGE 6 OF...6
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1HY or IG credit research analyst?Hi all, In terms of career progression and exit opps, which field tends to be better in the long run comparing <abbr title="high yield ">HY</abbr> vs IG analyst? My background is in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions ">M&A</abbr>, post...6
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+2going to IBD without experience Hi all is it possible for people to get into investment banking department after studying master of finance but without any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...6
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+1Miller Buckfire SA RecruitingDoes anyone have any information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/miller-buckfire" target="_blank">Miller Buckfire</a></span>'s <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1USC Marshall MBA Hi all, Recently accepted at USC Marshall for an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> and interviewed at UCLA, NYU, and Duke (no decision yet on those three). If I don't get into any of the others, is an <abbr title="Masters in...6
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+1Impact of points on "loan proceeds"Hi guys! Hoping I can get some help here, would really appreciate it! In one of the models on adventures in <abbr title="commercial real estate ">cre</abbr> website, the purchase price inputed is $12,000,000. With closing costs, all in purchase cost is $12,360,000....6
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+1Acceptance AND Rejection letter from Deutsche bank??Hey everyone, Just a couple days ago, I took the numerical reasoning test for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span>. Yesterday i received the successful applicant email saying I progressed to the next...6
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3 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Can't make contact with HR BAMLI interviewed for a position with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch ">BAML</abbr></a></span> and I haven't heard back yet. It has been over...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1How much harder is FT recruiting?Hey guys, So I received an offer this week at a pretty decent name <abbr title="middle market ">MM</abbr> bank, think (Raymond, Cantor, KeyBank) type thing and I am wondering how hard it will be to lateral next year to a <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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3 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Management consulting PowerPoint templates Hello, one of my superior asked me if I can find some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> PowerPoint templates (where you have all the graphs and templates). Do you know where I...6
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2 days 11 hours ago
+1UK elite-target school -> over 70 graduate job applications -> not a single interview yetSo, I am graduating in 2018 from a super prestigious MSc degree in the UK. "Go to this school, it is the best", they said. "You will get a job", they said. Whilst it is true that I never thought it would be easy, I am a little bit frustrated with the outcome so far and...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Compensation and Exit Opps from EndowmentsHi, I am just curious what compensation looks like for the analysts at large private endowments are, and how this pay scales for associate/director/etc. Also, if I were to start my career at an endowment as an analyst, where would that leave me in terms of exit opps? Would I be pigeon-holed?...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Transferring DecisionHey all, So I was admitted as a transfer student to the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and I'm incredibly torn as to which one to go to. I realize that there are a lot of factors to consider in this process, but I've identified and elaborated on some of the...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Mezzanine Finance ---> PE? <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> Community - I'm currently an associate with a large mezzanine fund and am interested in making the transition to <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr>. My understanding is that there is significant...6
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20 hours 36 min ago
+1Energy IB vs. Technology IB?Hello, I'm primarily interested in gunning for either the Energy Sector or the Technology Sector. I wanted to know whether or not either one presents a clear advantage over the other (deal flow, compensation, type of work), or if it largely depends on your preference of which sector...6
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Recommended Reading for Buy Side ValuationI'm trying to learn more about valuation and how it would be employed on the buy side. I've looked some older posts, and noticed that Damodaran (On Valuation, The Little Book of Valuation, Investment Valuation), <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1what to do next3rd-year student at a public target, majoring in some sort of engineering and economics. I received interviews from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> and Strategy, however, I...6
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3 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Can someone give me some advice in transferring schools? Baruch vs NYU CAS, or wait and apply for Stern?Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I was hoping to get your professional and personal opinions about what I should currently do. I attend Hunter College (I know, not relevant for finance or business), and have been accepted to Baruch for the coming semester of Spring 2018. I also applied for...6
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Public Finance vs General IB Hi All, I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...6
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4 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Prereq to Rosenbaum and Pearl?As a complete newbie to all finance, would I be able to understand <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3rebxvt" target="_blank">Rosenbaum</a></span> and pearl Investment banking textbook or do I need prior knowledege? If...6
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Raymond James Life Sciences vs. Piper Jaffray Industrials? Associate level hire, career change via <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr>. 2 different opportunities. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/raymond-james-financial-inc" target="_blank">Raymond...6
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3 weeks 32 min ago
+1How's UToronto's Name on the Street? (Engineering)Hey all, Canadian student here, currently applying to colleges. I got deferred admission from the University of Toronto's Chemical Engineering program. My end goal is to get a versatile degree (hence engineering) that can be used either in <abbr title="investment...6
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3 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Green Street Advisors Research?Does anyone on capital markets teams at brokerage shops subscribe to any of their stuff? I swear every free webinar I've watched has been SO good. Also any idea what their stuff costs?5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Adding Footers to Many Workbooks Fellow Monkeys -- I hope some of you can help me out. After adding countless items into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/firmex-virtual-data-room">data room</a></span> for an acquirer, our clients management team decided they wanted to have...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Green Real Estate Are there any <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> professionals here that work primarily with Sustainable/Green Real Estate in any capacity (Development, finance, advisory, etc.)? I have a few a questions. 5
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4 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Anyone here in Alpha Kappa Psi?Just have some questions. How is the pledge process? The chapter at my school seems really chill and fun.5
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6 days 17 hours ago
+1Financial Model Won't Balance - Constant Negative Check ValueHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, So I'm practicing creating a 3-statement model. Decided to make a simple one first just to iron out all the details in my head. It won't balance, the assets side is less than the liabilities and equity side for...5
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4 days 2 hours ago
+1Citadel Technical InterviewI recently got invited to do a 30 min technical interview with a trader at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span>. I'm really excited about this but I also feel like...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1JPM Real Estate after full time job at Duff and Phelps?My "dream" job is working in commercial RE (Either Real Estate Banking or in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>) at <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Had a super day at a MM for a SA stint. Its been 1 week.. Do you think its over?Hey guys, had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at a MM-Boutique last week. I thought that it went really well... Have you guys ever received an offer after such a long wait?5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Favorite news sources to stay on top of happenings in tech (relevant to recruiting for growth equity)Hi guys, met with a headhunter today and they said they wanted to put me in front of a number of growth equity firms. They asked if I was up to speed on all current tech news and I lied through my teeth and said yes since I have more than a month to get caught up on tech. I'm generally...5
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+1PERE Technical Interview QuestionsDear all, Please can you help with the following <abbr title="private equity real estate ">PERE</abbr> technical question: What is the amortizing loan constant for a 6% 30-year mortgage on a $50 million dollar loan? Also, what other technical questions could I...5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1Switch from Medicine to Management Consulting guidance pleaseHey all, I'm a graduate from a medical school in Trinidad and Tobago with MBBS (Not MD), and a BSc in Medical Sciences prior to this. I've been working as a doctor since 2011 and I'm halfway through a surgical specialty with ~3 more years to go. The pay for doctors here is...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Deloitte Federal S&O vs. ZS AssociatesHi all! Currently deciding between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offers at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...5
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1 week 18 hours ago
+1Quant jobs in Hedge Funds: Differences between companies?Hi all, I am considering a move towards quantitative finance from a PhD in theoretical physics from a top university, and would love some insights into the differences between various companies. My first hand knowledge is very limited, and so I am particularly interested in what people in the...5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+13.3 GPA, Weak internships, approaching the end of junior year. Any chances that I could still go to Bay St?A little more info: I am a 3rd year student at McGill (Not Desautels) doing a joint honors in Economics & Finance, and the degree will take me 2 more years to complete. In terms of work experience, I have managed to find internships for both previous summers in an area that is scarce...5
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3 days 16 hours ago
+1Best Way to Follow Up After Super DayHi all, I had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span> with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...5
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Guggenheim Vs. JefferiesWhich would be a better option? Primarily concerned with culture and exits opps to <abbr title="private equity ">PE</abbr>. There does not seem to be as much info on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/guggenheim-partners"...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Any Cryptocurrency HODLers out there? Please share your insight.Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Readers, I'm sure many of you already seen many posts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> regarding Bitcoin and cryptos. With Bitcoin reaching $10,000 do you think the hype is...5
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Invited to come into the bank and meet the analysts...What next?/ how to turn this into a ask for the summer?Got invited to come in and meet the analysts after I cold emailed a VP, What's a good plan of attack?5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Negative Multiples? I'm doing a comparable companies analysis and one of my valuation multiples is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV"><abbr title="enterprise value ">EV</abbr></a></span>/<span...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Is this role considered back office?Buddy of mine sent me this earlier. I’m stumped. Hard to tell from the description. But as they say, if you have to ask...This is in what appears to be a Workout or Special Credit group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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6 days 10 hours ago
+1Evercore - Shareholder Activism GroupHas anyone recently interview with this group in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>? Do you know how I can best prepare for this, besides following the news/markets? Any technicals I...5
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+1GS Official Offer Letter?Hey everyone, I accepted an offer a couple months ago over their online portal, but haven't received a physical "official copy" in the mail yet... They did ask me for my mailing address over a month and a half ago. Does anyone know when they typically send these in the...5
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18 hours 3 min ago
+1Best computer for equity research?Guys I’m new to the forum. I’m looking for a PC. And only a PC. I know there are tons of options out there, but here’s what it’s come down to: Lenovo P51 Lenovo Carbon X1 Dells XPS15 The computer will be used for business uses including modeling, word processing and other...5
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+1US Student to LSEThoughts for US students on attending LSE? Currently in HS, and wanted to know whether attending <abbr title="London School of Economics ">LSE</abbr> is beneficial for oversea markets. (Working in London, then transferring back to New York). Thank you!5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Sources and Uses statement - private LBO model I need help with a basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank"><abbr title="leveraged buyout ">lbo</abbr> model</a></span> -I'm a newbie and have done as...5
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1William Blair London officeHi all, Just wanted to have an insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>'s London office? From what I've heard, they recently opened a second floor in...5
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+13 rounds of interviews and HR says to sit tight on two occasions - what's the deal?So, I'm a little confused by my situation. Had three rounds of interviews (9 in total) across 4/5 weeks. All went well and I was down to the final 3 candidates for the role. I did my final interview two Wednesdays ago and the firm finished up on the Friday. I didn't hear back until...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Recruiter told me firm wanted to interview me, then went silent for 5 days.I’ve been talking to a third-party recruiter for the past two weeks. I sent my resume over and he said he had feedback from the team and that they wanted to interview me. This was 5 business days ago. Today, I call back and he tells me that he’s still waiting to hear back from the...5
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+1Northwestern Mutual (sigh) -- other opportunities?I'm a community college student and I'm trying to create the best possible transfer resumé (Ivy hopeful). Of course, an internship was one of the things on my list. Now, I found out about this at an internship fair at *my school*. Again, I am a student at a very average community...5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Big 4 vs IBHey guys - Am sitting at my desk at 1am right now cranking through yet another pitchbook. For context, I'm working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...5
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+1Monkey wisdom needed: Second major or multiple classes in different disciplines?Hello! I go to a semi-target with 3.4 GPA and majoring in finance. After doing an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> stint in an emerging market, I began to seriously question what a college education can do for someone going into <abbr title="investment...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1SAT and GPA for internshipsI know that consulting firms tend to ask for SAT/ACT scores along with GPA, transcript, etc...How much can a very high SAT score (2400) offset a (somewhat) lower GPA (3.67-3.73 range) when it comes to getting junior summer internships? This is assuming a hard course load (advanced econ and math...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Taking a S&T role at a MM over a capital markets role at a BB - am I being stupid?I know these types of posts can be annoying, but I could really use some guidance choosing between competing offers for a summer analyst gig. I need to choose by tomorrow. One offer is for a position in capital markets at <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...5
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3 weeks 22 hours ago
+1How to break Into REIT Acquisitions/DispositionsI am looking for information for breaking into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr></a></span>...5
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+1KKR “Structured Finance” Group - Insights neededHi guys, Could anyone provide insights into this group? It’s for the London office. I am particularly looking for info on: - day to day role of an analyst / associate - comp - “exit opps” —> does this pigeonhole you for the rest of your career? - how does it compare to the...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1REIT Associate Salaries? (Credit/Underwriting)What would be a good salary for this role? Assuming $7-10B in assets, Atlanta/Dallas/Houston/Phoenix. Single tenant properties.5
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20 hours 37 min ago
+1Option Arbitrage QuestionHey guys! I've got a question regarding option <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-arbitrage">arbitrage</a></span>: Suppose the continuously compounded risk-free rate is 5% for all maturities. The current level of...5
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+1Accepting an internship offer over finishing undergraduate degreeHello everyone, I am a senior about to finish my <abbr title="Credit Suisse ">CS</abbr> undergraduate degree and I've been extended an internship offer from Citibank. I am hesitating accepting the offer because I am 3 courses from completing my degree but the...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1Thoughts of Spring Break Study Abroad Hey there, everyone. I have read a lot of forums on here about studying abroad and how it greatly impacts your resume, but I was curious if this was damaged by how long the program was. I'm considering doing a spring break study abroad program time in Belgium. The program would only be...5
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4 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Which type?Hello everybody my names Toby and I'm 15 I have been rather interested in the world of finance from a young age, I've been gaining knowledge towards <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr>, Ecm and etc (this is all good but it never really talks...5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Interview question:Impact of capex and depreciation on FCFEIf we increase capex and depreciation by the same number (capex +100 depr +100) How will that affect our FCFE5
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+1AlixPartners USA vs. Simon-Kucher and other London firmsHey guys! I'm new to the forum and wanted to get your take on some consulting firms, as well as US vs. UK. I have an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/alixpartners" target="_blank">AlixPartners</a></span> is there...5
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2 days 3 hours ago
+1Need Advice on IB Internship Opportunities Coming from Community CollegeI'm a sophomore in a community college near Los Angeles, and I'm transferring to a university next fall. I wanted to get some type of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> related experience my sophomore summer, so I hoped to get advice here on what to do. ...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Undergrad: Dartmouth vs UT McCombs for NYC IBHigh school senior here. Got into UT McCombs (still waiting on BHP) and was wondering whether Dartmouth Econ is worth $100k in loans compared to no loans at UT. I'm looking to work in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> <abbr title="investment...5
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1 week 2 days ago
+1How to value fintech companies?Asking for interviewing purposes. How do you go about valuing fintech companies, particularly payment companies and robo-advisors? How does a company like Betterment get an $800mm valuation? What about companies that are pre-revenue or with negative earnings? Aside from the technical aspects,...5
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3 days 16 hours ago
+1Job Offer Help Quickly PleaseI recently got a job offer for a contracting role with an investment bank, but I just completed an interview at two other investment banks I would prefer over the contracting job. Should I go ahead and accept the contracting job then quit within a week of hire if offered another role with the...5
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Which internship should I take: PWM at BB or M&A at smaller firm? Looking to break into IB.I attend a nontarget, UCI, and I have two options: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> internship at MS or...5
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1How does a PE internship look for FT IB recruiting? I got a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship at a local shop for next summer. Wondering how this looks for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting? Does this help me or...5
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1 week 19 hours ago
+1How do you weigh base comp versus benefits? Is it worthwhile to counteroffer?This question isn't strictly for WS but you all have been so helpful in the past that I'm posting it here for your input. I have obfuscated some details to protect myself and the target company. I am a mid-career professional and I have been job hunting since summer. I have received...5
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Working at Citi Las Colinas (TX) Campus?Anyone have thoughts on working for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> at the Las Colinas campus in Irving? I'm a mid-career professional and I just had a "<span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1What does it mean when HR wants a phone call to connect with you although they're not hiring?After sending my resume to a developer, saying I'd like to meet, HR said they got it and wanted a phone call. They weren't hiring, but wanted to connect. Has anyone had this happen? 5
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1DCM PathI'm interested in going into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM"><abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr></a></span>. Yes, I understand that it usually comes with a...5
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+1Withdraw and apply for another position with a new account?I applied for the intern position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in Asia and I withdrew it after I missed the deadline for...5
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1BIG 4 FIG M&A and Debt advisory vs Corporate banking Acquisition / Structured Finance (Corp bank arm of a BB) in the UK (London)Hi Everyone, I have been very fortunate to be in a position where I have 2 offers. This is for the associate grade position. One of them is for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG"><abbr...5
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+1Advice on Training a Real Estate AnalystI am directly managing a new hire fresh out of school in a growing firm and have never managed someone under me before. The hire is very intelligent and has the potential to succeed, but has never worked in a high paced office environment before. Does anyone have any tips for how to train them...5
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1Can a Civil Engineering undergraduate work at a Hedge Fund?I am going to study Civil Engineering at one of the top universities in my country, but the job I’d really like to do is in Finance. The reasons why I’m studying Civil Engineering are 1. There are no Finance programs in my country, only Business Administration and Economics. 2. I’d...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Buy-Side Comp CanadaHi guys, Hoping to discuss buy-side comp in Canada, would be curious to hear everyone's opinions/personal experience. I spent a few years in retail banking prior to starting as a first year analyst at a boutique firm. My base was 75k + bonus with no set % target. Since, I have...5
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13 hours 29 min ago
+12018 Goldman Sachs IBD Hong Kong Summer Analyst Final Round (2017.11.25)Hi guys anybody attended last Saturday's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman...5
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+1DCM syndicationHello, I will soon be interviewing for a junior <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM"><abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr></a></span> syndication position in London...4
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+1Pharma R&D in FCF? Hey guys, I am totally new to valuation of pharma companies and have to do it for the university. Do you have a idea, why companies have R&D expenses on the income statement and does not involve them on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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3 days 30 min ago
+1Bring up career ending injury to potential employers? Good evening mates, **Summary: Had career ending injury. Quit job two months ago, recently had successful surgery. Should this be mentioned anywhere before a potential employer asks why I quit my current job? ** 2-3 years out of college. Background: Had an accident skiing, damaging my...4
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2 days 13 hours ago
+1Shortest hold period to complete an exchangeI sold a client a building last month. I now have a buyer interested in purchasing it for 25% more than my client paid. Sellers reservation is that he has not met the IRS hold period of 12 to 18mo to complete and exchange. I know tons of people that have performed exchanges with less than...4
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Accretion/dilution in an all-cash dealHi, since cost of cash is essentially zero, an all-cash deal is always accretive. Is this reasoning correct?4
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1 week 5 days ago
+1IB or... (Bust is not an option)I'm 27 years old at this moment in time. The first 3 years of my adult life (18-21) I spent by flunking out of engineering school. Upon my departure from the program, I found myself hanging with the wrong group of people and quickly began venturing down a path of pure chaos. A series of...4
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2 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Someone explain a CAT bond to meHey all, I have an interview coming up with a company that consults organizations on issuing CAT bonds. Could someone explain to me, in simple terms, what a CAT bond is? From what I've read online, it's pretty much when an insurance company issues a bond w/ a high interest, and if a...4
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1 week 4 days ago
+1GPA vs MajorHypothetically, would it be better to have a 3.85+ GPA as a Economics Major from UNC or have a 3.7+ GPA as a Business Major (with a Finance Concentration) from UNC's Kenan Flager Business School to break into investment banking given all else equal? (In case anyone doesn't know, the...4
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1CRE Portfolio Management Analyst QuestionsI just started this position as an analyst at a large co. and need some help understanding how this fits in the grand scheme of things. More so starting off in this position in comparison to a credit analyst for example. How is <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1London: HF Analyst Spending BreakdownReceived a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span> offer...4
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1 week 18 hours ago
+12018 Incoming Analyst Apartment Hunt/RoommatesFirst off, I credit immensely and am thankful for the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community that helped me navigate through <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...4
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3 days 21 hours ago
+1Deloitte S&o: Finance v StrategyI am anticipating an offer to join the Finance practice of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> S&O. I was told during conversations with the recruiter that if I do well there it...4
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Does GPA matter as much for FT recruiting?Had a pretty rough semester and my GPA will probably be below a 3.3 by the end of the end year. Already locked in a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig at a strong <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> for this upcoming summer. Looking to...4
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Calling all 2018 HK InternsReally excited to be joining <abbr title="Credit Suisse ">CS</abbr> HK's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...4
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1CPA/CFA/MBA ComboHi all! I just joined <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> so i am excited to hear your thoughts. Currently, i am a <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> for a big four firm (1st year SR associate) and started to take the...4
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6 days 36 min ago
+1interviewer said "Good Luck", bad sign?Had my first round interview for an investment position. At the end, the interviewer said: " It was a pleasure talking to you, good luck on your rest of the process." when I heard "Good luck", my hearted sank a little and assumed that's a bad sign. Or am I overthinking? 4
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3 days 17 hours ago
+1What is Canadian comp and recruitment like?How much do analyst/associate/VP/MD make on average at the big 5 canadian banks? I assume it is lower than the US, but is it around 50% less compared to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr...4
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1 hour 57 min ago
+1Equity Returns for TV Show Financing?Hello! Hope everyone is well! I'm doing an internship with a consulting firm which is helping raise money from equity investors for a TV show production. They are producing a biopic show (9-10 episodes) and sell it to streaming services. I am looking for some data on the expected...4
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Houlihan Lokey - LAHey guys, There's very little information available online on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/houlihan-lokey-howard-and-zukin">Houlihan Lokey</a></span> and their LA office, despite being headquartered there. I know their <abbr...4
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6 hours 19 min ago
+1How significant are developer "impact fees"Just out of curiosity for you developers out there, how significant are development impact fees as a % of total project costs. Asking because I noticed Salt Lake City just slashed em' across the board; office saw a 81% decrease (woah?). 4
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Sales at tech giant vs M&A at boutiqueHello guys! I have 4 graduates offers (actually 3 but the last one should be coming as the AC went very well..) and I would like to know what would who chose... 1 offer is in sales at a tech giant (think GAFA), the other is also in sales with another tech company (think Oracle,...4
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1 week 1 day ago
+1IB summer internship - background checkHi all, I got an offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in an American bank in London. Unfortunately, I went through my application again and noticed that I did a mistake with...4
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1UBS Investment banking -Technology Group RepWhat's the reputation of the tech group out of SF? I know it's not up to like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span>/MS but are there good exit ops,...4
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Equity Multiple & Cash on Cash ReturnDear All, I am struggling to calculate the equity return calculation and the cash-on-cash return. My current understanding is as follows: EMx = total cash flow to equity holders [total pre-tax net profit] + max equity invested / max equity invested Cash-on-cash = annual cash flow to...4
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6 days 20 hours ago
+1Fundamental equity investors LondonCurious to hear what fundamental equity investors are based in London. I am referring to Baupost and the likes and not the shops that flip quarterly earnings such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group"...4
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1Taxi reimbursement after summer analyst stintSo, its been like 3 and a half months since I finished up at an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...4
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Working for Free - Doing Value Added Work as an UndergradHello, I am currently an undergrad student at a non-target. I have a high GPA and a lot of really strong EC's. However, I have been having a lot of trouble getting my first research internship. I wanted to try a new strategy. I was going to cold email as many hedge funds as I can and ask...4
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Clawbacks, Non-Competes etc. for AnalystsHi all, Have an interview coming up with a London boutique for an analyst role (lateral from another industry). Have since discovered from Glassdoor that this firm has a 2 year bonus clawback and a 6mth non-compete clause for Analysts... Seems pretty egregious to me for an Analyst role,...4
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1 week 4 days ago
+1In what division are soft skills most valued?In what division are soft skills most valued? I would consider myself a very good leader; I have a natural ability to deal with people and have a high EQ (emotional intelligence). I also have pretty good math/technical skills, but I'll never to able to compete with an MIT math major....4
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Urgent - IB Final Round Case QuestionI'm working on a case for the final round with a boutique firm. I am putting together a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr title="discounted cash...4
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