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Gain critical career and life insights from the most inspirational members on Wall Street Oasis. Detailed advice around recruiting, interviewing, networking and "day-in-the-life" segments. Even those who've "made it" usually didn't follow a straight path. Join us to hear of the twists and turns of successful professionals across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, prop trading, asset management and more!
 
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In this episode, S shares her story from India to the one year Duke Masters of Management program. We learn how she landed a role as a buyside analyst at a high yield credit shop, how she made the transition from the office in the US to London, why she got promoted and why she is now back in the US at Kellogg doing an accelerated MBA. See Privacy P…
 
In this episode, Julia shares her non-traditional path. From landing a sales & trading internship at Morgan Stanley and realizing it wasn't a good fit to landing multiple offers at a wide variety of firms, listen to why she chose to join General Motors' FLDP program and why she stayed for 4 years. Understand why she chose to leave when she did and …
 
In this episode Chris shares his path from the University of Zurich to working in Citi's London office for 14 years. Listen to hear his recruiting advice, what it was like when the Great Financial Crisis hit when he was an analyst in 2008, what that meant for his future, how his roles and pay shifted as he got promoted as well as some Dos and Don't…
 
In this episode, Synergy shares his path from a non-target school in the US to working in China post-graduation in consulting. Listen to hear how he thrived in China, transitioned to a Big 4 in Transaction Services as one of the only expats in the office and eventually, how he used an MBA to transition back to the US and break into investment banki…
 
In this episode, Dan shares his path from the strategy group at Accenture, to M&A strategy at Deloitte and how he positioned himself to work with private equity clients. We learn what he does day to day and how his responsibilities have shifted now that he is working within a private equity fund to help their portfolio companies drive growth. See P…
 
In this episode, member @yekino shares his interesting path to high finance. From attending a program in university that had him going to school in Italy, Hong Kong and California to breaking into a summer analyst role in London at a US bulge bracket investment bank, listen how he navigated each transition and his tips on recruiting as well as his …
 
In this episode, Rohan shares the details on investment banking recruiting in the UK out of Oxford. We then explore how he ended up in investment banking, best practices for private equity recruiting as well as his transition to a middle market firm in London. He then offers us a very detailed breakdown of various Visas and Green Card consideration…
 
In this episode, we learn how Gerard left college early to go pursue a professional hockey career in Europe. Find out how he broke into Columbia almost 5 years later, why he was so behind for finance recruiting and how he got his first break at Citi in equity research, only to jump 5 months later to Point72 as a research analyst. Listen to hear why…
 
In this episode, Marcellus shares his path as a gas trader for over a decade. Learn how he survived graduating into the great financial crises, how he got his first break, the set up at a large energy company doing prop energy trading and how that was different from a trading house as well as 2 key pieces of wisdom he shares near the end on how to …
 
In this episode, BankertoConsultant shares his path from a target school in the midwest to a bulge bracket investment banking analyst role in New York. Learn how he was able to make a transition from the FIG group in New York to the Technology group in San Francisco and why he moved back to India for a Strategy and Business Development role a year …
 
In this episode, @monkeydomination015 shares with us his path coming from a non-target university in the south. We learn how he was able to stack internships during his time at university to land himself at Fortress in the real estate arm right out of school. Learn why he decided to go into investment banking at a boutique shop and how he was able …
 
In this episode, Kevin shares his rare path of breaking into private equity at a lower middle market fund right after his MBA at Emory after stints in consulting and investment banking. Listen to hear why he took a large pay cut, why he didn't want to go back to being an advisor and how he eventually found himself running investments for a large fa…
 
In this episode, James shares his non-traditional path from the University of Georgia to working at UBS in investment banking once he graduated. We'll hear about a big risk he took delaying graduation, how he recovered when he was forced to finish his analyst stint early and why he ended up back in IB at Lazard a few years later before finally maki…
 
In this episode, we follow Charles on his winding international investment banking career path. From undergrad at McGill, to working as an IB analyst in New York, to attending HEC for his Masters of Science in Paris to his eventual move to London, we find out why he jumped when he did and how he survived the long hours to find the right firm where …
 
In this episode, we learn about Calvin's path from investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) to corporate development at some of the top technology firms in the world including DropBox and Twitter. Listen to hear how he broke into investment banking out of Berkeley, the big risk he took going into his senior year and what it's really li…
 
In this episode, Jaimi Goodfriend, Head of Point72's Investment Professional Development and director of the Point72 Academy shares her winding path through Wall Street. From starting in M&A when she graduated from Michigan in 1997 to her jump to equity research a few years later, we learn the main reason she decided to pursue a career in finance a…
 
In this episode, ConsumerInvestor shares her path from a non-target school to breaking into the equity research group at a bulge bracket bank. We learn how she landed a key sophomore summer internship, why she was so attracted to equity research, and how she eventually made the transition to another bulge bracket bank in order to get into investmen…
 
In this episode, member Benioff The Third shares his unlikely path from a non-target school on the east coast to one of the top VC funds on the west coast. We learn how he broke into investment banking at a middle-market shop, why he lateralled to a bulge bracket in tech M&A and eventually why he made the leap to VC. Listen to some great tips on ho…
 
In this episode, Matt shares his impressive path from UPENN as a biology major to equity research at Morgan Stanley. Learn how he managed to make an internal lateral move in Morgan Stanley's tech IB team, how that opened up the opportunity at Khosla in venture capital and how he approached starting his own business. Finally, learn why Matt ended up…
 
In this episode, Harrison shares why he turned down a full ride to Stanford to play soccer at Indiana University, how he broke into investment banking at JP Morgan and why he transitioned to a smaller middle market firm in Cleveland. Learn how he quickly positioned himself for one of the few coveted private equity spots in Cleveland and how he's al…
 
In this special episode, I give honest advice to a small group of MBAs and MSF students from John Hopkins University that face an uphill battle when trying to apply to front office finance roles. We talk strategy when networking, the future of WSO and I try not to sugar coat anything. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California P…
 
In this episode, John shares his path from a non-target university to his current job in real estate private equity in south Florida. Learn how he was able to land his first internship in M&A, how he managed to transition an internship role into a full-time offer from a family office post-graduation and what he did when he was fired 3 months later.…
 
In this episode, Omar shares his winding path trying to find his way forward. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he didn't feel pressure to get a traditional job coming out of school and had experimented with side hustles throughout his time at the University of Toronto. Listen to hear about his networking hack when he was working in dead-end A…
 
In this episode, we hear about Pierre's improbable story. From growing up with almost nothing to being a first-generation high school and college graduate and earning $30,000 in his first job out of school, to pursuing a master's in organizational psychology and eventually landing at UVA for his MBA at Darden. We learn how he managed to secure a jo…
 
In this episode, TarHeelMonkey shares his path from UNC to BAML. We understand what interested him in finance back when he was in 8th grade, why he didn't get a full-time offer in his first summer and why he ended up transitioning into private equity after 1.5 years in banking. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy …
 
In this episode, "Max" shares his path on how he broke into investment banking in London coming from a non-target school in Italy. Learn how networking played a role, how he made the cut during a competitive intern year with an offer rate under 50% and how he was able to close 10 deals in under 4 years once he joined full time. Listen to his strugg…
 
In this episode, Andy shares his path from NYU Stern to the stressful summer analyst internship recruiting process. We learn how he ended up at UBS, what happened when his group, Power and Utilities got dissolved, his strategic decision to join the energy group, and how he leveraged his time in banking to land a very interesting corporate developme…
 
In this episode, Dan shares his unlikely path as a history major at a complete non-target college in the midwest. We learn how he was unemployed when he first graduated, how his first job was in the back office, how he managed to break into a business analyst role at a respected boutique investment bank and how he managed the delicate conversations…
 
In this episode, Ken Margolis, Partner of Castle Placement walks us through his 30-year finance career. We learn how he quickly moved from Audit at Arthur Anderson back in the 80s to structured finance with Soloman Brothers as his first client, how Credit Suisse (then First Boston) made him an offer he couldn't refuse to jump ship, how he survived …
 
In this episode, Sarah explains why she ended up at a non-target school, how her 4.0 GPA opened a lot of doors and how she ended up at a bulge bracket investment bank in New York. Learn how she dealt with private equity recruiting and when she realized that she was more interested in growth equity and the VC world. Finally, listen to how she got he…
 
In this episode, Jakub shares his winding path going to university in Prague and leveraging multiple internships including at KPMG and Accenture to get important experience. Learn why he went to Seoul, how he landed a full time offer at an investment bank in Vienna, why he transitioned to Munich and some sacrifices he made along the way for family.…
 
In this episode, MilitaryMonkey shares his winding path from West Point to serving in the army for over 5 years. Hear what happened on his birthday when he was stationed in Afghanistan, when he thought an MBA might be a good idea and how he broke into a top bulge bracket bank as an associate with no previous technical background. Also, pay special …
 
In this episode, we learn how Joe used an extra year of school to get a masters in accounting in order to get another shot at recruiting and how he was able to land a relevant position to IB in Capital Markets Advisory at a Big 4 right out of school. Listen to hear how he was then able to make a successful transition to the healthcare group at Jeff…
 
In this episode, Alex shares his winding path. This includes his stops at: a non-target university in London to an equity research internship in Moscow, to a target masters program in London, to a 6-month internship at SocGen where he was laid off, only to be re-hired into another group 2 months later, to his internal jump within SocGen to the TMT …
 
In this episode, Elliott shares his winding path from majoring in Mechanical Engineering to breaking into management consulting at Accenture. Learn why he decided to go to Harvard Business School to break into private equity but made one important pivot before enrolling. Listen to how he hustled during school to make his dream a reality and why he …
 
In this episode, ColoradoMonkey shares his path from a non-target undergraduate state school to an investment banking role at a top bank. We learn how he was able to suddenly unlock ten interviews AFTER striking out on his last superday early in his junior year.... as well as how he was able to take a similar mindset to help him land in private equ…
 
In this episode, BoutiqueBananas shares his path from graduating near the top of his class at Wharton, why he ended up at Moelis for two years and why he decided to travel for a year after his analyst stint. Learn how he got back into investment banking only to be laid off soon after and how he is approaching his next search. See Privacy Policy at …
 
In this episode, CorpDevWestCoast shares his path experiencing several 6-month long internships during undergrad to landing in portfolio management at a firm that deals exclusively with ultra high net worth clients. We learn about the investor allocation or fund of funds world, the ugly side of wealth management, how he showed a genuine passion for…
 
In this episode, Sara walks us through her time at Michigan working toward both a bachelors and masters in engineering as well as how she was able to land an internship alongside other MBAs at Microsoft to help launch her career into strategy and corporate development in the cloud computing space. We learn how her technical background was an asset …
 
In this episode, Roger shares his story of coming from a family in construction to working at a Big 4 in the real estate consulting division. We learn what motivated him to pursue accounting and finance in college, what he did when he realized he was behind his peers with no sophomore internship, and how he made the transition from audit successful…
 
In this episode, James shares his path from the non-profit world and the Peace Corp to working as an associate in private equity after getting his MBA from Duke. We learn what it was like living in Costa Rica working for the Grameen bank as well as how he defied all odds to land a job in private equity, even after he didn't get a return offer from …
 
In this episode, @TexasInvestor shares his winding road from a non-target to starting law school to a sudden pivot to a Masters in Finance. Learn how he broke into a bulge bracket investment bank and why he was so eager to get out and what it has been like working for several family offices in the fund of funds space as a capital allocator. See Pri…
 
In this episode, we learn how Barrett managed to break into investment banking out of the University of San Diego even though he didn't even know what investment banking was until his Junior year. He gives some must-listen advice on networking, how to interview when you're not a subject matter expert and how he was able to find the right opportunit…
 
In this episode, PragueHF shares her road from studying law and business in Prague to starting out in a commercial banking rotational program in Germany. We learn about why when she was transferred to London that she decided to stay even though it meant switching banks and how she approached her big jump to a buyside credit fund in the past year. S…
 
In this episode, Solomon shares his path from Ethiopia to the DC area when he was just 6 years old. Learn how his path was shaped at UVA to consider finance and how his internship at JP Morgan in S&T pushed him to consider banking instead. Listen how he shares some great advice on brand name and taking on risk early in your career. See Privacy Poli…
 
In this episode, Brittany gives us a front-row seat to her long and winding path to land as a management consultant at BCG. Find out how she was disadvantaged as a first-generation college student, why she went back to get her MBA at UCLA Anderson and how that propelled her into a much more rewarding and intellectually stimulating path she is on no…
 
In this episode, Cole shares his winding path in real estate private equity. From landing an analyst position in Agricultural PE right out of Duke to pivoting to a CRE acquisitions and dispositions role, he has always looked to make the move where he'll learn the most rather than chase the biggest paycheck. Learn what he's up to now in the midst of…
 
In this episode, LiberalArtsBanker shares his winding path from a small liberal arts college to VP at Goldman Sachs in investment banking. Learn why he started out in a trading role, why he jumped to a prop shop after a few years, his advice on trying to build a career as a trader as well as why he pivoted to IB with an MBA. See Privacy Policy at h…
 
In this episode, chicago13 shares his winding path graduating from Berkeley in 2006 and trying to make it big by building apps and living in the start-up ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Listen to why it didn't work out along with some words of warning, what the main turning point was and why he ended up getting his JD and jumping into Big Law...only t…
 
In this episode, Jason shares his path coming from a non-target school, and how a mentor from his home town changed his life. Listen to how he was able to land a few critical internships, prepare for the interviews, and beat the odds to land a full-time offer in the fixed income division of Morgan Stanley right out of undergrad. Learn why he ended …
 
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