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post #31 of 56
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Originally Posted by RLPL Junkie View Post
ThinkDerm!!!! You and I are polar opposites.... I just graduated from med school! Crazy! I matched ortho... but in the end my heart was not in it.

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Right on ThinkDerm.
teddieriley... you are absurd.
Bottom line... I graduated high school when I was 15, got into med school straight out of high school, hated it by year start of clinicals but felt I owed it to my family (cultural thing) and older brother who passed away whose dream it was to be a physician.... so I finished the degree, told my family and suffered the temporary role as the outcast (don't look much better now that the financial world is in collapse,lol.) I found myself reading WSJ when I should have been reading NEJM, watching CNBC rather than the health channel, and (i'll be honest) annoyed by the hours in to dollars out of a medical career. I am currently a sophomore at an ivy league school, pursuing my first bachelors (econ and math), and looking to find internships. So this is why I need suit advice.

Still need advice pls.... can you fellas tell me some designers that would work? so far all i have heard is brooks borthers.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Re: switching from Medicine to the City and vice versa.

Actually a not uncommon move in either direction. I can reel off a not particularly short list of colleagues who either started in the City or have thought about moving back there.

The basic skill set is remarkably similar in many regards - willingness to work long hours in the early years; do a lot of menial/repetitive tasks; respect an often arbitrary hierarchy full of unwritten rules; be good at reading up & assimilating a lot of information quickly; be able to take calculated risks & make judgement calls in tricky or no-win situations; be able to schmooze well as you move up the ranks.

The difference is just the subject matter and personal preference. If you can do well in one, you can do well in the other, on a technical level. Whether you have the ability to enjoy and excel in one or the other, though, depends on personality and particular aptitude. But I can definitely understand the move, in either direction.

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Since you're looking for a interview suit, I would recommend Brooks Brothers and their "BrooksEase" line that sells jackets and trousers separately. They don't cost that much and the money should be spent on tailoring and shoes.

Good luck with your career decisions.

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Originally Posted by Frogger42 View Post
Ever hear of Healthcare investment banking? When I rotated through the healthcare group there were actually many MDs(medical doctors)

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Originally Posted by RLPL Junkie View Post
Exactly! I met a few MD's in the UBS IB group... the non-MD's in that same group told me the MD's run the show... pretty big statement considering guys in IB rarely concede anything (jk!)

a lot of stuff in here.

RLPL - so you are back in undergrad after finishing med school and matching in ortho? I am confused... why didnt you just go to get an MBA? what Ivy are you at? I went to Brown's combined BA- med program, I got in out of HS too.

And I know a lot of people from medicine who go work in banking or consulting after med school, as holdfast said, it's not rare at all, and it requires the same skillset - outworking the competition basically and being goal and results oriented.

RLPL - if you are 6' 200, husky, i'd recommend target suits - you're going to be an entry level person, behind a desk. get some basics there. after you start making dough, you can bump up. For entry level, target is the best bang for the buck, the styling is modern, and you can mix and match pants/jacket sizes and there are a ton of different cuts/styles. you want the ability to mix and match. Your wardrobe is going to definitely change as you age and as you whatever you buy now, you'll probably not going to wear much once you finally have a full time job.

If that doesnt sound good to you, for your cut, Samuelsohn at Sierra Trading Post.com Douglas model suits fit stockier guys / athletic builds well. The pants all have pleats, which you can pay to have your tailor remove, or leave, your call.
post #32 of 56
you're in B-school, right? you've been attending the corporate presentations/finance days/Wall Street treks and other events that the I-banks and your school have been sponsoring, yes? at least i hope you are because for a career changer like you, that shows commitment - the recruiters do notice. many of them even keep lists of people who impress them at these informal events. if you're not attending them, then you're not distinguishing yourself as someone who is particularly eager/focused on getting into the industry. anyway, my point was - observe carefully what the bankers wear in their native environment, or when they come on campus. and then find a suit that copies that look as closely as possible. you want to look like you belong (and not stand out). also, i know this is a clothing forum so we tend to obsess on these details, but hopefully you are doing everything to prepare for the interviews themselves. how you look is probably a distant tenth in a list of factors, with attitude, ability to think on your feet, grace under pressure, intelligence, and other things much higher up.
post #33 of 56
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would a ticket pocket be too much? i found a burberry suit for dirt cheap that fits me well, 2 button, dual vent, ticket pocket.
post #34 of 56
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Originally Posted by Dan G View Post
If you want to get into an M&A shop that will do in a deal this decade, you should get a job with the FDIC.

Touche'...M&A and Inv Banking will be dramatically changed. I don't think you'll see the high rollers in this business the way you used to.
post #35 of 56
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actually hoping to use M&A as a stepping stone to hedge funds. I have an internship lined up at a small healthcare private equity shop, but I am not sure that will get me where I want to be faster than being an analyst at a top 3 IB (and getting recruited thereafter). Fortunately a perk of ivy schools are the alumni network readily available to lend a hand. I have meetings set for this week to get their perspectives.
post #36 of 56
Thread Starter 
But the question remains.... would a ticket pocket be too much? i found a burberry suit for dirt cheap that fits me well, 2 button, dual vent, ticket pocket.
post #37 of 56
if you're planning on working in I-banking and hedge funds, wear some nice suits, but really as i mentioned before, stop worrying about this.

No one cares if it has a ticket pocket, no one is going to look at you any different if it has pinstripes, ect.

I'm telling you from experience that people in finance are very peacockish dressers, so spending all this time worrying and discussing about ticket pockets is a waste of effort.

I was at a networking event recently and happened to sit at a table with the BOD for a local bank, and what did i see, contrast collars, purple shirts and ties, pinstripes, tie bars, pinky rings, you name it.
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by RLPL Junkie View Post
actually hoping to use M&A as a stepping stone to hedge funds. I have an internship lined up at a small healthcare private equity shop, but I am not sure that will get me where I want to be faster than being an analyst at a top 3 IB (and getting recruited thereafter). Fortunately a perk of ivy schools are the alumni network readily available to lend a hand. I have meetings set for this week to get their perspectives.

Are there still actually such things as the "Top 3 IB's" left? I've heard many of the top MBA students that would have flocked to Wall Street are now looking at boutique firms.

I'm also confused why you didn't do your MBA if you already did undergrad once? Most programs have to where if you don't have a strong business back ground undergrad they have you take "skills" courses that lead up to the normal program.
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
if you're planning on working in I-banking and hedge funds, wear some nice suits, but really as i mentioned before, stop worrying about this.

No one cares if it has a ticket pocket, no one is going to look at you any different if it has pinstripes, ect.

I'm telling you from experience that people in finance are very peacockish dressers, so spending all this time worrying and discussing about ticket pockets is a waste of effort.

I was at a networking event recently and happened to sit at a table with the BOD for a local bank, and what did i see, contrast collars, purple shirts and ties, pinstripes, tie bars, pinky rings, you name it.

+1...If you read this thread from the beginning, you have already received a lot of good advice...Target suits, BB Ease, any of the great brands that are regularly talked about on this forum on sale etc.etc. You just need to go pull the trigger now. Good luck!
post #40 of 56
Thread Starter 
u r right. end of thread.
post #41 of 56
There are still many unanswered questions.

Why are you getting a Bachelors after already obtaining a MD?
post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post
Are there still actually such things as the "Top 3 IB's" left? I've heard many of the top MBA students that would have flocked to Wall Street are now looking at boutique firms.

I'm also confused why you didn't do your MBA if you already did undergrad once? Most programs have to where if you don't have a strong business back ground undergrad they have you take "skills" courses that lead up to the normal program.
yeah, why didnt you go to b-school instead of undergrad again?
post #43 of 56
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Originally Posted by btinl View Post
There are still many unanswered questions.

Why are you getting a Bachelors after already obtaining a MD?

exactly
post #44 of 56
Thread Starter 
ah, my apologies.... I went to a caribbean med school straight after high school, thinking it would be the fastest way to become a doctor (again, at 16 yo, i was in a rush). Therefore I would probably not have gotten into a top 10 b-school coming from a caribbean med school even though I had a 3.93 and a 245/99 on my usmle. As for top 10 b-school: this transition from a recession proof job (medicine) to a career with little stability would only be worth it only if I was able to enter one of the top banks... getting there from a podunk b-school would not be as likely to happen. That said, I also wanted to experience college like a normal person usually does. As it stands today, I have never been happier in my life. I am living my bliss everyday!
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by RLPL Junkie View Post
But the question remains.... would a ticket pocket be too much?...
Yes.
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