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Why IB Interview Prep in 2017 is Broken – and What to Do About It

What’s the biggest challenge in preparing for finance recruiting and interviews today? I thought about this question a few months ago when I was speaking with a client in a mock interview/coaching session. He had a very “challenging” background – low grades, non-target school, and not-so-great previous internships – but he was still committed to […]
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What to Do Before Friday, December 19th at 5 PM NY Time

Easy: sign up for the modeling courses we offer before the prices increase by $100+. Or, if you want to see more about what’s included first, keep reading because I’m giving away all the Excel files and PDFs within this article. If you missed the announcement last week or the other email announcements, here’s the 20-second version: […]
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Why Financial Modeling Training is Broken – and How to Fix It and Learn More Than a 15-Year Managing Director

Let’s cut to the chase: the best financial modeling course ever created is almost complete. If you sign up for it before December 19th you can save $100+ and get a good chunk of the course for free. There have been major enhancements to many of our courses in the past year, ranging from transcripts and certifications to […]
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Welcome to Mergers & Inquisitions 4.0: Got Mobile?

And… it’s here. What started as a simple project to refine and clean up the site a few months ago is finally done today, and you can see the results by clicking here (if you’re reading this via email). The last time we did a major redesign was more than 3 years ago, so it […]
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What to Do Before Friday, April 26th at 5 PM NY Time

Let’s take a break from my usual (long) posts and keep this one short and sweet: we’ve just added a brand new modeling course to the BIWS Premium package we offer, as well as a bunch of other upgrades. The prices are going up on Friday, April 26th, 2013 (tomorrow) at 5 PM NY time. […]
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How to Take Advantage of Free Upgrades to Our Modeling Courses and Get a 30% Discount

Let’s cut to the chase: we’ve been working on a bunch of new features to the core financial modeling courses we offer, including quizzes, certifications, and transcripts, and the price is going up on April 26th, 2013, at 5 PM New York time. If you want to sign up before the price goes up and […]
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How to Sign Up for the Best Interview Guide Around at a 30% Discount, and Get Free Bonuses

Let’s cut to the chase: the best investment banking interview guide ever created is now available, and you can click here to sign up at a 30% discount (NOTE: This promotion is now over. Thanks for your interest!) You can also sign up for one of several package deals, including one where you get two mock […]
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Why Most Interview Guides Suck… and What to Do About It

With recruiting season in full swing – or about to be in full swing, anyway – you’ve probably noticed a small problem if you’ve been preparing lately… Most interview guides suck. And yes, I’m including this site’s previous guides in that category as well… because we’re about to release a new investment banking interview guide […]
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What You Should Do Before Friday, January 13th at 5 PM New York Time

Friday the 13th is usually an unlucky day. This year, though, it’s your lucky day – but only if you sign up for everything on Breaking Into Wall Street for 46% off (save $432). As promised, this special offer will expire at 5 PM sharp on Friday, January 13th (New York Time) UPDATE: This promotion is now […]
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How to Become a Financial Modeling Guru and Get a 50% Discount On All Our Courses

Let’s get to the point: on January 13, 2012, the prices of all the industry-specific financial modeling courses (Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and Banks & Financial Institutions) on Breaking Into Wall Street are going up. If you want to get a massive discount, become a modeling guru, and gain a big advantage over the […]
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The Return of Resume Editing and Coaching

You’ve been asking about it for over 2 years – ever since it mysteriously disappeared. We posted resume templates, tutorials, comprehensive interviewing and networking guides, and everything in between. But sometimes those aren’t enough. Sometimes you need to go beyond the templates and guides – you need a real, live person to guide you and […]
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Want to Write for M&I – or Become a Finance Wizard?

Yup, we’re hiring. Or maybe not “hiring,” but “looking for more contributors” since you’ll be working with me, not for me. There 2 positions available – Associate Editor and Finance Wizard (you may want to change that second one when you list it on your resume). Here’s what each one involves, and how you can […]
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Mergers & Inquisitions 3.0

Almost 2 years ago today, we launched a new design for Mergers & Inquisitions that took the site from “hobby” land into “this might actually be a real business” territory. And then a few weeks later the financial crisis struck and several large banks disappeared. Hopefully that won’t happen this time around – because we’re […]
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What You Should Do Before April 30th at 5 PM

Easy: Sign up for the Breaking Into Wall Street Financial Modeling Program. If you signed up to receive the 6 free financial modeling tutorials last week this won’t come as news to you, but for everyone else: The price of the financial modeling program increases by 50% on April 30, 2010, at 5 PM US […]
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6 New Financial Modeling Tutorials For You

Let’s skip the clever introduction and get straight to the point: to get 2 new, 3-part financial modeling tutorials, just click this link and enter your email address right now. Tutorial 1: Merger Model (3-part tutorial) Tutorial 2: Revenue Model for Yahoo! (3-part tutorial) Tutorial 1 is better if you’re new to finance or want […]
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How You Can Become Famous in 2010

Let’s forget completely about investment banking, recruiting, networking, and interviews for a minute and focus on what you really want: To become famous. Or at least, kind of a big deal. Breaking into finance and all is nice, but becoming famous is even better… so here’s how you can do it. Background I mentioned before […]
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Ready to Throw Every Other Investment Banking Interview Guide Out the Window? Good – Now You Can!

And yes, that includes the one released on M&I a year ago – in December 2008. Ever since the guide was released last year I’ve been getting questions on whether or not a new version had come out. The answer, up until now, was “no” because I was busy creating 43 hours of financial modeling […]
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We’re LIVE – Become a Networking Ninja and Get Cool Bonuses Right Here

Let’s skip the witty introductions – just click below to become a Networking Ninja: Sign Up for The Investment Banking Networking Toolkit In case you missed everything over the past few weeks, you can view all the networking videos and tips right here: Why You Can’t Network Your Way Into Investment Banking – and What […]
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The Networking Ninja Toolkit 2.0: Full Details, Bonuses, and Release Date

I’ve been getting a lot of emails about this one, so I created a video below to show you everything. We go live on Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 12 PM EST. In the video below, I walk you through exactly what’s included, what you get when you sign up, and yes, the enrollment fee […]
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Discover All the Networking Secrets You’ve Always Wanted to Know – By Asking Us Directly

With the way the market is these days, the #1 question we’ve been getting is “How do I network?” or variations thereof. While reader Q&A is a regular feature on the site, today I’m going to do something slightly different and give you a live discussion of answers to your most burning questions – here’s […]
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Here’s the Deal… Breaking Into Wall Street Full Course Outline, Release Date, and Price

This won’t come as news to those who have signed up for the announcement list, but for everyone else: we’re going live on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 9 AM EST. UPDATE: To find out what discounts we’re currently offering, go here: www.breakingintowallstreet.com/biws/discounts-and-coupons In the video below, I walk you through exactly what the program […]
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Coming Soon: Speaking At Your School (If You’re in the Northeast US) and More

Ok this will be another comments/announcements post, but it won’t involve a trip to China, Singapore, or Korea (I know, I know, disappointing, right?). Let’s jump straight into things… “Recruiting in a Down Market”: Trip to East Coast with Management Consulted Kevin from Management Consulted and I will be traveling to the Northeast of the […]
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A New Site That All Aspiring Management Consultants Should Be Reading

Let’s face it: consultants have developed a poor reputation on Mergers & Inquisitions. Even if you don’t travel to the Yukon Territory every week and you get paid more than the average consultant, you still can’t buy bottles with Starwood points. But in these uncertain times, even if you want to do banking or private […]
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7 Questions You Won’t See Answered on M&I in 2009

2008 was an interesting year for the finance industry. Back when Bear Stearns failed, we thought it was the end of the world. But the economy kept getting worse and worse, and then September rolled around and we were in a full state of financial apocalypse. Despite how much things have changed, there are a […]
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Ready to Throw the Vault Guide Out the Window? Good – Now You Can!

“Interviewer: So how much do you know about what bankers actually do?” “Interviewee: Uh, I dunno, I think I read that somewhere in the Vault Guide but I forget the answer now.” -Banker Friend Relaying His Interview Stories to Me the Other Day I’ve been getting requests for this one for a long time. Back […]
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Some Travel Plans, A Chance to Meet Me, a FAQ and an Upcoming Surprise

This is a bit of a “random announcement” post, but I couldn’t think of a coherent way to tie all these points together. Travel Plans I’ll be in China from mid to late December, and in Singapore the first week of January. I might have a few free moments and some time on nights/weekends so […]
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Looking For… Contributions (Free Prize Inside)

I spend most of my time here on Mergers & Inquisitions giving advice – how to deal with market meltdown, how to interview successfully, how to write a resume, and yes, even why you should avoid sounding like Samuel L. Jackson when you recite why investment banking is your dream career. Today, however, I’m going […]
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New Design, New Services, New… Everything

At long last, today I’m unveiling the new design for Mergers & Inquisitions I’ve been working on behind the scenes.  As you can see (or maybe not if you’re reading this via RSS or email…), the new look is dramatically different (and hopefully better). Motivation For New Design Besides making everything look more professional, I […]
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Summer Internships: What You Wish You Knew

One of the most fun parts of running Mergers & Inquisitions is helping prospective bankers (and other financiers) out there get the internships and full-time jobs they’re after. I’ve already covered quite a lot on the topic of summer internships, whether it’s how to dominate them, what not to do, a summer intern success guide […]
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February 2008: Month In Review

For new Mergers & Inquisitions readers, I thought it might be helpful to do a recap of February 2008, just as I did for January 2008 and December 2007. The investment banking internship recruiting season continued in full force in February 2008, and many readers asked questions on how to decide on summer internship offers […]
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Resume Review Service

I’m pleased to announce a new resume review service, launching on Mergers & Inquisitions this morning. Over the past few months, I’ve received countless requests to review readers’ resumes. However, due to my schedule at work, maintaining and updating this site, and working on other projects, I have been unable to respond to most readers […]
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January 2008 Month In Review

For everyone new to the site, I though it might be helpful to recap January 2008, just as I did for December 2007. January was the second full month of operation for Mergers & Inquisitions, and I’m proud to say that visitors and pageviews more than doubled over December levels! I hope you’re continuing to […]
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Happy New Year! And December 2007: Month In Review

Happy 2008 everyone! If you’re looking for an investment banking summer internship, your New Year’s Resolution may be to find one this month. And if you’ve already accepted a full-time offer, you may be looking for tips on starting your job successfully and adjusting to the working life. Over the next month you’ll find answers […]
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