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October 10, 2019
Member @CRE Entrepreneur shares his path from undergrad to working as a brokerage analyst. He covers his shift over to the portfolio management side of the business, why he enjoys real estate, how much his pay has gone up since he graduated 4 years ago and what's in store for him next.  Also, listen to hear what he is investing in now and who he feels is a good fit for real estate finance careers. Want him to mentor you? Check out his profile here Want to ask some questions? Check out his AMA here --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
October 6, 2019
Member @CPAtoIB shares his path from a state-school into audit at the Big 4. Find out what piqued his interest in investment banking and the buyside and how he navigated over to transaction advisory services as an intermediate step to his end goal.  Learn about pay ranges at each of these stages and what's in store next for him.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
October 3, 2019
Member @sman540 shares his journey from a small boutique bank to a reputable bulge bracket investment bank. How he struck out the first time with on-cycle private equity recruiting while at the boutique and how he recovered the second time around.  Learn about how intense the on-cycle private equity recruiting process is and why it's similar to a hostage situation Want him to mentor you? Check out his profile here. Take a look at his recent AMA here --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 29, 2019
Richard Hill, founder of Hill Industries and VoteOurVoice shares his story from FX and bond trader at Barclays to VP in capital markets and private placements at Citi. Why he had multiple offers and the cold realities during a downturn.  we have a candid conversation about how to prepare for interviews, pay back in the 90s vs today.  We find out why he was successful building his own boutique investment bank and what he's up to now. Want to work with this mentor? Check him out here! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 26, 2019
In this two-part series, member @LateralMonkey shares her story from a non-target school all the way to the front office at a bulge bracket investment bank. Find out what helped her land a rare sophomore summer internship in capital markets and why she despised it.  Why she stayed at the same bank for her junior summer and what saved her time and time again.  This is part 2 or 2 Want to book time with this mentor? Check out her profile here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 24, 2019
In this two-part series, member @LateralMonkey shares her story from a non-target school all the way to the front office at a bulge bracket investment bank. Find out what helped her land a rare sophomore summer internship in capital markets and why she despised it.  Why she stayed at the same bank for her junior summer and what saved her time and time again.  This is part 1 or 2.   Want to book time with this mentor? Check out her profile here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 15, 2019
Member @Kindred.Soul shares his journey from a walk-on at his undergrad D1 football program all the way to the NFL.   Learn why he left professional football after only 3 years, why it was at the worst possible time, how he broke into investment banking and the struggles he's overcome at his bulge bracket bank to get promoted.   His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 12, 2019
Member @Mentor2019 shares his story from a semi-target to landing a bulge bracket investment banking offer. Why he stayed for 3 years before making the jump to private equity and why he targeted smaller funds. His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wall-street-oasis/support
September 5, 2019
Member @UnbreakableGlass shares how he broke into a competitive finance leadership development program in a large hospital network in the midwest. We cover what his parents did for him, finding your purpose and the benefits of not chasing the same path as everyone else. Want him to mentor you? Check out his profile here.
September 1, 2019
Member @Wallstreet18 had no clue what investment banking even was when he graduated from his non-target MBA program in 2010. Learn how he was able to pivot into the Big4 Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) group and then lateral to a middle market investment bank.  What each transition was like and why he actually craved more hours. Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
August 29, 2019
Member @Bull-Ish shares how he built up a robust internship profile and networked aggressively throughout his undergraduate studies to help him break into an elite boutique investment bank from a complete non-target with a 3.4 GPA. How he was able to secure an offer even after bombing multiple investment banking superdays and what happened when he had to leave unexpectedly from his analyst stint. His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
August 25, 2019
Member @blender shares his story to help give insight for those listeners interested in a career in physical trading. He helps give us an understanding of how to break into a career as a scheduler or assistant trader at various trading houses, a typical career progression as well as how much professional traders in the commodity space can expect to make.  He also shares the one skill and one trait that have allowed him to continually climb the ranks. Check out his AMA here And his Mentor profile here
August 22, 2019
Member @GunnarGregory shares his path from working at Goldman in investment banking across two different groups, from joining a start-up hedge fund to now branching out to run his own business. What he learned along the way, how he views mentors and a certain mindset that helps him grow. His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
August 18, 2019
Member @greenspud graduated from undergrad right during the height of the Great Recession in 2008. Learn how he was able to land an equity research position at an investment bank, what he did when things went south and how he was able to pivot to a new career as a software developer.   He explains his stint trading for himself and how he was able to make a quick $10,000 but that the psychology behind trading lead him down a dangerous path.  Some very important lessons about culture and timing in this episode.  His AMA is linked here.  
August 15, 2019
Member @Knightshade shares his winding road to working at one of the top proprietary trading shops in the world. We cover how he continually took on a lot of risk and bet on himself.  What he did when he was unemployed for months at a time - more than once in the first few years out of school - and how he prepared for the tricky brainteasers and mental math that can rattle even the most polished candidates.   His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
August 11, 2019
Member @BigTuna5 shares his heart-wrenching but inspirational story. As an immigrant moving out of a mud house with uneducated parents and only a strong work-ethic to his name, hear what kept him going after countless setbacks for him, his two siblings and his parents.  From sleeping in a van with his family to befriending a janitor that would let his family sleep in the school gymnasium,  nothing came easy.  Listen to find out how it all turned out and where he found motivation.
August 8, 2019
Member @km190 gets into the details of what made him stand out from his peers in order to make it to IB and eventually PE from a complete non-target. This is a part 2 of a 2 part series since we go into a lot of depth.  In this segment, we cover his struggle to make the transition from investment banking to private equity as well as his jump from his first PE fund to the one where he currently works.  Find out how he eventually broke in and why he left his first PE fund.  His AMA is linked here. Want him to Mentor You? Book time to chat with him here
August 4, 2019
Member @km190 gets into the details of what made him stand out from his peers in order to make it to IB and eventually PE from a complete non-target. This is a 2 part series since we go in depth.  In part 1, we cover his serendipitous meeting at an info session and his path to IB from undergrad.     His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
August 1, 2019
Member @The Stranger explains why he has always been in a rush. From finishing college in just 20 months, to landing a key internship before his MSF in order to position himself to break into IB, to prepping for buyside interviews -- he was always moving fast until the unexpected happened.  Some great advice in the podcast on positioning yourself for your next career jump and life in general. His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 28, 2019
Member @Commodity101 shares his overarching career mantra. We cover how he broke into a bulge bracket trading desk in energy and natural gas, why he jumped to a physical trading commodity shop after 2 years, his pivot to a $40bn alternative investment fund and why he then spent 3 years at a non-profit in the certification space.   Where he is now and what's in store next! His AMA is linked here.   Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 25, 2019
Member @eshoy shares his break from the traditional path not once, but twice already in his young career. We cover how he broke into the Blackstone restructuring group (one of the most prestigious groups on the street) coming out of Wharton, why he left only after 10 months to join a start-up hedge fund and what comes next with his own startup, atom.finance  His AMA is linked here.   
July 21, 2019
Member @CaliforniaMax shares his story, how much he's been paid in his career and the best advice to his younger self. What he did when the first job out of his top MBA disappeared within 3 months and practical career advice on when to take risks and when to take the safer path. His AMA is linked here.   Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 18, 2019
Member @NoelBudapest explains his path to becoming an investment analyst at one of the top Asset Managers in the world. How he landed a summer internship at Google and then a bulge bracket investment bank his junior year, what he did when he was forced to move back home after graduation from London to Budapest when he failed to get a return offer and some critical advice for the younger listeners still in school.   His AMA is linked here.   Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 12, 2019
Member @MarketBeater shares how he broke into Goldman and eventually a buyside hedge fund role in Hong Kong with a 2.8 GPA. How much he's getting paid now and a key piece of advice to our listeners to stay motivated... His AMA is linked here Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 11, 2019
Member @Over-levered Monkey shares his path from being in the Navy to eventually breaking into real estate investment banking. How he was able to land multiple internships throughout undergrad, what hurt him in the interview process and how much he's making now.  His AMA is linked here.  
July 8, 2019
Member @VincentGambini shares his very unlikely path from a Big 4 Consulting position to a lucrative private equity fund. How he positioned himself at the Big 4 in order to be more attractive to PE firms, a key piece of advice to his younger self and how he got his big break.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 5, 2019
Member @Medtechmonkey shares how he broke into an exciting high growth M&A corp dev position at a Fortune 500 company coming from an accounting background at a non-target university. How much he's getting paid now and a key piece of advice to our listeners...  His AMA is linked here.  Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 2, 2019
Member @WSOmentor1022 reveals how even with a low GPA from a non-target school he ended up at an investment bank just a few years after graduating. How he successfully interviewed for a crucial internship when he had the flu, the most important reason he was able to land multiple offers and how much he's getting paid now... His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here
July 1, 2019
Member @DrSnake shares stories along his path from a masters in quantitative finance in Italy, to landing a Quant research role at an asset manager in the Netherlands.  His struggles with the cultural differences, how he transitioned to a bulge bracket bank in Zurich and one key piece of advice he would have given his younger self...  
June 25, 2019
Member @Clion shares his struggle to land a front office investment banking position, even coming from an ivy league school. We cover his struggle with HR to transition to the leveraged finance team at the bulge bracket, why he eventually decided to lateral to a smaller bank, moving to Austin, TX from New York, NY for an exciting private equity job and why he's now able to hit pause and reassess his options.
June 17, 2019
Member @JDS07 shares her path to joining a top private equity fund as an analyst right out of undergrad. We cover a wide range of topics including:  1) What she learned during her bulge bracket investment banking internship  2) Why she wanted to skip investment banking  3) What she is seeing in the deal landscape, how her firm does diligence and how she is involved and  4) Detailed advice on how to prepare for super competitive private equity interviews with limited deal experience 5) What she plans on doing next... Her AMA is linked here. 
June 14, 2019
Member @Sasha Lubyansky shares his path from getting a phD in Academia to Lead Data Scientist at a top consulting firm. Advice for the tools and skills that can help make you more valuable to your employer and when you should know it's time to switch jobs. His AMA is linked here.  
June 10, 2019
Member @earthwalker7 joins us again to give the listeners a deep dive into fundraising best practices for private equity funds, LP psychology as well as the various roles and career paths available to Investor Relations (IR) professionals. 
June 7, 2019
Member @Rogue_Pogue_Monkey shares his story from making it to the Big 4, the struggles of passing the CPA and how he got promoted. Learn why everything changed, why he decided to join the army and what happened when he collided into the parachute of another officer at 900 feet.     His AMA is right here.
June 5, 2019
Member @WSO Mentor shares his path from a bulge bracket investment bank (Barclays) to a middle market private equity firm. What he wishes he did for private equity recruiting, some unexpected advice on which investment banks to target and whether or not he'll get an MBA. His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here.
May 31, 2019
Member @Escobar Houdini shares how he landed a crucial internship at a PE firm in Germany before managing to turn one of his only interviews into an offer at a top investment bank in London. We cover why it was so easy for him to recover when his entire group was laid off at the bank, his focus on his end goal of private equity, how to navigate recruiters and the process of landing a job at a buyside firm.  This is a bit of a longer episode to dive into some of the nuances of his path.  His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here.
May 30, 2019
Member @Thatyalething 2019 shares how he broke into consulting advisory at a Big 4 straight out of undergrad from a non-target. We cover a serendipitous meeting at a party, how to NOT get fired when you're trying to transition groups within a firm plus "the virtue of not worrying."  A refreshing episode from a young guest. His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here.
May 27, 2019
Member @Mentor 86 shares how he broke in straight to the buyside right out of undergrad during the 2008 recession. We cover what he did to pivot when his hedge fund went under, why his new role was valuable and how he prepared for his jump back into trading in the hedge fund industry many years later.  Buckle up, it's an interesting ride!  His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here.
May 22, 2019
Member @Anonymnous shares his incredible journey from Zanzibar (East Africa) to a front office M&A bulge bracket investment banking position in London. We cover how he survived growing up in some rough southeast London neighborhoods to his eventual success in breaking into one of the most competitive industries in the world.  Listen to his key advice for how you can do the same and why he moved over to corporate development for a tech startup.  His AMA is linked here.    Want him to Mentor You?  Book time to chat with him here.
May 20, 2019
Member @earthwalker7 discusses his 15+ year career in investment banking and private equity in Hong Kong. We cover his struggles trying to recruit in China after getting an MBA in the US, his stint in banking and what he wishes he did, as well as one piece of key advice to his younger self.
May 15, 2019
Member @truelondoner shares his winding path from investment research to the buyside (fund of fund infrastructure) and what he wishes he had known 5 years ago.
May 13, 2019
A recent graduate from a non-target with a low GPA successfully networks his way into an implementation consulting role. What he wishes he knew as an undergrad and the exit opps for his current role.
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