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AMA: extreme poverty to non target to investment banking

Hello everyone, I am sharing this because Andy and Patrick said it may be useful for some younger users. I legitimately believe that WSO helped me get my career started. About me: I grew up in the roughest part of town nearby a big city (think Ferguson Missouri, Flatbush Brooklyn,…

AMA: GS/MS IB Analyst Megafund PE Associate HBS/GSB Business School

Hi Everyone, Ive lurked on this site for a long time and its been extremely helpful at different points in my career. Im interested in giving back via an AMA thread as Ive seen others do over the years. Quick background: – Graduated from one of the top liberal arts schools -…

A friend of mine cheated and got an Internship offer at a BB IB

A friend of mine has a GPA of 2.1. He basically photoshopped his unofficial transcript with better grades and gave himself a much higher GPA and he eventually received a Summer Internship Offer from a BB and even passed their background check. How exactly did this happen? Apart from the…

Hello All, Is the second housing Armageddon coming in 2019/2020? If you think this, why? Article from the Jesse Colombo at Forbes – Housing Bubble 2.0: Americas Housing Market Is Up 49% Since 2012 [quote] Since the dark days of the Great Recession in 2009, America has experienced one…

Have a long night ahead and could use a distraction every hour or so What is your hardest take… on anything. Im talking hardest take possible. Fire away

Prestige is regional – Choosing Walmart over Goldman Sachs

I was recently at a conference and met a former Goldman IB-er who works in PE now. Hes originally from Arkansas and was telling me that his parents are exponentially prouder of his big brother, who works in some type of corporate strategy function at Walmart, than they are of him for…

I was previously at Barclays (NYC) in investment banking as an analyst and have since transitioned to a middle-market leveraged buyout private equity firm where Ive been for several years. I offer detailed resume reviews (have to-date reviewed over 350) and interview coaching for…

I believe this has been done here before, but Im a recently resigned Strategy& employee creating this AMA. I recently posted the below review on Glassdoor which sums up my thoughts, but happy to take questions. Great potential, tragically horrible execution Pros 1. If…

AMA: Non-Target to Strategy Consulting to Director

Given that Ive been able to gain a lot of insight through this forum I figured it was time to give back. Quick background on me: – I went to a non-target school in Toronto – Went from academic probation (less than 2.0 gpa) to graduating with a 3.6 GPA (in yrs 3/4) – Joined a top…

Ivy League Certifications? A second shot or a scam

Finance is getting more and more competitive making it hard to break into any field, especially when you dont have a target school on your resume. Now, Ivy League schools like Columbia, Harvard, NYU, etc are offering certifications in finance, and while this may seem like a second…

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