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Anyone in ER in NYC want a free lunch? Looking to network

I recently relocated to NYC to transition from corporate finance into financial services. I work corporate and strategy finance for a F100 transportation & logistics company and I am currently looking to transition into Equity Research covering the transporatation or A&D industries. I have a MS and BS in finance from a non-target state school, and recently became a CFA charterholder.

I am new to the city and looking to network a little. If you happen to work in ER as an associate or an analyst, and wouldnt mind a free lunch or coffee and offering up some advice feel free to PM me.

Thanks in advance!

I’ll take some lunch lil cubby.  

http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/

Let’s meet in Harlem.  

Look up this itera guy. He is a very supportive figure on AF who is always happy to mentor and help new people.

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

^lolz

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

I’ve been a long time lurker. I have no plans of wasting lunch money no him lol.

Lunch is for wimps Krunk, let’s rip up UES!

Sometimes the harshest critics indirectly give the best advice. Chances are he’s still a jerk but dont’ discount what he might have to tell you. 

"Verdict: TRUE" - Fact Check

One technique I used to find contacts was utlizing NYSSA’s membership directory. You can search for members by their university so it can help you pin point some alumni from your school. It may also list the firm they work for.

I believe most if not all of the CFA societies have a directory.

Not sure if you tried this yet, but from my experience, alumni are usually willing to help you out, more so than random strangers. This way, you know you both have a couple of things in common already: You attended the same university and you both endured the pain of the CFA program!

lol looks like the reputation has already preceeded me. 

As mk17 said, apprently it never occured to you that whatever advice that the harshest critic gives you that can help you change course may be the best advice you ever get. A supportive past critic may have said to you “yea do the CFA, it’s the gold standard”. then now you have that, and got nowhere. how is that helpful to you?

For ER, I know 5 lead internal recruiters within the bulge brackets, and 4 at mid-tier ones and could get anyone an interview on a snap. But since you want the path of least resistance, you wouldn’t be someone i’d ever meet with anyway.

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

Goldy7, thanks for the feedback, unfortunately I tried that and there was no match from my university. I’m still going to PM you a few questions. Thanks again for the help.

CFAvsMBA wrote:

I’ll take some lunch lil cubby.  

http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/

Let’s meet in Harlem.  

man that looks awesome.

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

Not far from where I live.  I haven’t been in ages because I can’t eat too much of that food anymore, but it is definitely delicious!

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

lets do it chad-then hit up a comedy show

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

I think you will show up at that place to find that CvM is actually a small, skinny Jewish guy.

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

If I was a small skinny Jew, why would I be pounding down ribs and pulled pork!?

CvM what industry do you work in? I happen to like bbq, but that place is a hike.

Wow.  An AF celebrity offers you a meetup and you’re complaining that it’s too far away, but you’ll go if the industry is right?

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

if you’d like, you can meet him in Harlem.

Bump for any serious comments please.

krunkchris wrote:

if you’d like, you can meet him in Harlem.

Bump for any serious comments please.

great attitude. we got a real strong candidate here

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

And Itera uses the mighty power of his Boardmember status to nuke my post.  I should’ve known.

CFAvsMBA wrote:

And Itera uses the mighty power of his Boardmember status to nuke my post.  I should’ve known.

I could have easily got you banned on what you said, so shut your hole

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

What rule did he violate?

“Visit the Water Cooler forum on Analyst Forum. It is the best forum.”
- Everyone

He said he was a fat asian

ohai wrote:

What rule did he violate?

  1. Post any content that is abusive, obscene, hateful, vulgar, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;

The same rule he’s violated over and over, and he’s already literally standing with one foot into the ban door

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

StallionDis wrote:

He said he was a fat asian

sorry troll, try again

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

^Isn’t it funny we tend to fear what may be best for us?  I gave some of the best advice, albeit harsh, which could have helped you change course.  I mean, you got the CFA because it’s the gold standard, and it got you nowhere.  How is that helpful?

For ER, I know at least 5 MDs within Top 2 Firms and over 4 dozen at middle market firms.  Since you want the path of least resistance, I can assure you that none of them would hire you.

itera wrote:

ohai wrote:

What rule did he violate?

  1. Post any content that is abusive, obscene, hateful, vulgar, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;

The same rule he’s violated over and over, and he’s already literally standing with one foot into the ban door

Is he talking about being banned from AF?

CFAvsMBA wrote:

^Isn’t it funny we tend to fear what may be best for us?  I gave some of the best advice, albeit harsh, which could have helped you change course.  I mean, you got the CFA because it’s the gold standard, and it got you nowhere.  How is that helpful?

For ER, I know at least 5 MDs within Top 2 Firms and over 4 dozen at middle market firms.  Since you want the path of least resistance, I can assure you that none of them would hire you.

if that’s what you read out of it, you have terrible cognitive abilities. or you’re just trolling.

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and greatest weakness.

I must admit, given the attitude of the OP toward an someone willing to help facilitate finding employment via an experienced network, it might have been fun to read how CvM tried to rip him a new one.

I did not see the offending post, so can’t comment on its contents, but it is true that we don’t want people going overboard on epithets and that kind of venom, even if it might be almost appropriate in this case.

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

its funny yall delete cvm funny post but let trolls start multiple bs threads

"You want a quote? Haven’t I written enough already???"

RIP

You saw the post?  Was it indeed funny?

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???