I'ma major in Finance, good idea? I wanna work on Wall Street and be Patrick...

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I'ma major in Finance, good idea? I wanna work on Wall Street and be Patrick Bateman. What should I start learning this summer before university starts?

eGremlin
eGremlin

@ZeroReborn
Sure. Go for it.

Also, buy trumpcoin.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@ZeroReborn
read 'liar's poker' by michael lewis.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@ZeroReborn

Where are you located? If you are in NYC then Finance is a great field as long as you're ready to put some work into it.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Nojokur

Texas, but maybe for my masters I can go up to NY

Evilember
Evilember

@ZeroReborn
Focus less on striving for the roles of fictional characters, and more on bettering yourself.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Stupidasole
Agreed. Also read The Snowball. It's a good to understand you must be humble. Buffett didn't start out working on Wall Street after graduation. Enjoying a ham sammich and a Coke is better than spending $100 on steak and wine. Buffett ridicules Wall Street especially when he has to save Salomon Brothers.

@Raving_Cute
Texas

You are gonna be so far behind from the Ivy League finance students.

@Evilember
This. Patrick Bateman is a fictional character. American Psycho fantasizes with Wall Street, the 80s, and murder. Those three are not alike. Working on Wall Street is getting up at 5am to go to work and then come home at 10pm. Rinse and repeat everyday with optional work days on Saturday and Sunday.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Nojokur
How is the job market for finance? I heard that the market really got downsized.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@New_Cliche
Yeah, my brother is a Managing Director at JP Morgan and he works 20 hours a day, every day.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@ZeroReborn
Does anyone know how to calculate taxes of a point break analysis?
I'm in a big pickle with this one, so help is much appreciated.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@New_Cliche
You are gonna be so far behind from the Ivy League finance students.

I've wondered about this. Say you go to a top tier university in a small town rural area. Are you fucked for top investment banking and finance jobs?

I don't know about American universities but an example of a remote but prestigious university here in the uk would be St Andrews.
It often ranks as the third best UK university just behind Oxford and Cambridge. Good upper class and royal links. But it's in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere on the Scottish coast.

I know there are successful London financiers who studied there and yet they can't have been doing internships before graduation surely? London is about an eight hour drive away, and that's best case.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@ZeroReborn

Go intern somewhere to see if you actually like.

Most careers, people think the job is a certain way, and then when they do it, it's very different from what they thought.

Don't waste your time, until you have tried something, and are sure its what you want.

Inmate
Inmate

@Soft_member
In the US top tier universities aren't located in small rural areas simply because they are top teir universities. if you go somewhere in a rural area you aren't going to a top tier university.

All the Ivies are East Coast, you've got Stanford in NorCal, UChicago in, of course, Chicago, John's Hopkins in Baltimore, Georgetown in DC, USC/UCLA in LA, etc.

If a school isn't good enough to bring businesses, thus making it not rural nowhereville, over to it then it's not top tier.

@ZeroReborn
Texas is a shitty place to be if you want to end up in Wallstreet. No idea what school you're going to, but I wouldn't imagine you being able to end up at Wallstreet after college unless you go to Rice or maybe SMU. If you are going to a CC try to transfer to NYU or anything really on the East Coast. Otherwise you're next best option is going to grad school at one of the Ivies, NYU, etc. with a good finance grad program.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Inmate
I have plans to enter UC Berkeley's Haas undergrad program. Should I stick with my Finance Major track or should I switch over to economics?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

First question:

Can you get into Columbia Business school?

If not, you're better off being an accountant

Methshot
Methshot

@JunkTop
I'm sure you know but Haas is super competitive. What is your career goal?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Methshot
At this point, I'm not very sure. I've originally had plans to work on Wall Street or the similar, but after reading Thiel's "zero to one", I've somewhat became interested in startups. I have a journal in which I've written several pages of business ideas, and I think it would be cool to turn one of them into a reality.

I'm also a pretty big economics fan (I've been reading the WSJ, Economist, and occasional Bloomberg articles pretty much everyday for the past few years).

So in terms of career path, somewhat vague.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

make sure u get straight A's and an internship

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@ZeroReborn
and be Patrick Bateman

Did you not read the book/watch the movie? If you did, you should have paid better attention, because you missed a very significant detail about it.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@New_Cliche
So I take it you've worked on """"The Street""""? How are the job interviews?

Methshot
Methshot

@Inmate
That's interesting. Admittedly most of the top universities here are in cities too, but there are exceptions.

So if you want a job in high finance is it absolutely essential to go to a university close to a financial center? For the sake of internships and local business links and so on.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@GoogleCat
Nah. I went to a state school. My wife went to MIT and works on Wall Street. I work at a non-profit/NGO near the UN for free.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@LuckyDusty
That he was born into it.

Emberfire
Emberfire

You do understand the difference between reality and the fictional world of film and literature? Like in Videodrome you've seen it?

As someone in the finance field its Not nearly as glamorous as people make out. Although the money is sometimes good.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Bidwell
What does your wife work as?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Snarelure
No, that the whole thing occurred only in his own head. He was a boring, unhappy loser, and creating a violent fantasy world in his mind was how he coped with it. It worked, but eventually he got to the point where he couldn't distinguish it from reality anymore, which caused it to fall apart.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@SniperWish
I even question if that he is actually an investment banker on Wall Street. For all we know, he's just a single white guy who lives at home eating chicken tendies masturbating to anime porn stumping for Trump.

You don't compare everyone's business cards during work. You don't eat out at fancy restaurants. American Psycho is the worst representation of Wall Street. I mean The Wolf of Wall Street is a far superior film.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@DeathDog
It was what M&A was like during the 80s. I don't care if you weren't there or don't believe me, it's fact. Get over it kiddos, you missed the gravy train.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Soft_member
Aren't ICL/UCL/Warwick the other three to make the '5 Targets'.

St Andrews would be in the same tier as Durham or Lancaster.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Crazy_Nice
What? Are you talking banking target schools or school rankings generally?
For banking target schools LSE jumps to the top spot, outranking Oxford and Cambridge even.

I don't think you're correct either way.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@SniperWish
I think LSE, Oxbridge, UCL and Warwick are generally the banking target unis - at least in my experience.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Bidwell
swear to god everyone from MIT ends up on wall street. I'm applying to the Sloan school this cycle and pretty dmuch plan on moving to NYC sooner rather than later.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Spazyfool
I'm sure you were there for the gravy train, and that's why you're on one of 4chan's lamest boards.

I didn't miss shit. I fucking hate NYC. I hate all big cities. I'd love to go live in the mountains, or on an island somewhere. Maybe even Antarctica. Anywhere the fuck away from civilization.

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