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MBA Investment Banking Recruiting: How to Use Business School to Break In

A long time ago, people argued that MBA programs would decline in popularity as students and career changers switched away from finance and consulting and moved into tech. There has been a movement toward tech, and business school admissions have trended downward – but it hasn’t been the “collapse” that many predicted. The main difference […]
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Master’s in Finance Programs: The Best Last-Minute Path into Investment Banking?

If you don’t succeed the first time around, should you try and try again? It depends on your reasons for not succeeding the first time around, but most people ignore that point and jump straight to the “try and try again” part. And one of the most popular methods for getting a “do-over” is the […]
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Pre-MBA Internship Case Study: Getting A Head Start On The Competition

“There are three ways to make a living on Wall Street – be first, be smarter, or cheat.” -John Tuld, Margin Call It’s one of my favorite quotes from Margin Call… because it’s mostly true. But if you’re applying for IB/PE/HF jobs at the MBA level, this statement doesn’t quite hold up. After all, you […]
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5 Ways Business School Can Ruin Your Life – and What to Do About It

You can’t be certain that too many things in life will absolutely, positively happen to you. I can count my own list on one hand: Paying taxes to the government. Begrudgingly getting married at some point in the future. And eventually owning a Doberman named “Hulk.” Those are “life events” that I deem inevitable. But […]
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