What is the typical compensation range for a first-year investment banking analyst?

Please tell us what the common compensation range is, what the components of comp are, and how a student would decide if they're getting a reasonably attractive offer. Some common parameters that might be helpful: assume that the range is for a job straight from college based in New York city. If y

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What are the best ways to prepare for interviews with top-tier management consulting firms?

McKinsey, Bain, BCG, mainly. Looking for both prep tips on the "case" questions, those puzzlers like "How many shaving razors are sold in the U.S. every year," and any personality "fit" questions. If there are any books or web resources, all the better.

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What is the entry-level salary at a consulting company?

I'm interested in getting benchmarks on salaries for university graduates in the United States who are going to work at major consulting companies. Is there a big range? Are there any good recent studies?

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Which careers are good if I enjoy working with kids?

I have been volunteering, and I have found that I really like working with kids. What careers would allow me to be around kids and work with kids? I have already considered the teaching options, e.g., in a day-care, preschool, or elementary school, but I am looking for other ideas for careers where

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What is it like to be a politician?

I really like talking to people. My mom has told me that I should come a politician. But, I don't know what politicians do. Do politicians get to talk a lot? What is it like to be a politician? I now realize this is perhaps too general of a question, so perhaps what I want to ask is 1) In the United

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What do magazine editors do?

I like popular mechanics and I'd love to work at a magazine someday. Seems like editors get respect and are in the movies all the time as the top of the magazine. But what do they REALLY do? What's a day-in-the-life of a magazine editor like? Thanks in advance

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What is the path to a successful career in education?

I'm interested in education, but I would like to get more experience before I invest in the degree, and I would like to get a better understanding of the different options in education. Any input is greatly appreciated!

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What is the career path to a successful career in politics?

What is the career path to working in politics? Politics seems really broad--working in government, working for companies or nonprofits that work with government--and I am a bit confused by the different options. But if I'm interested in figuring out what's politics is like in general (and I do have

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What is the path to a successful career in fine art?

I love to draw, paint, and be around art, but I'm not that it's a financially sustainable career option. I'm wondering what types of careers there are in fine art and what the path is to achieving those careers.

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How to make a decision about careers?

I have heard a lot of different things about careers, from friends, family, and teachers, but I really have no idea how to make a decision. How do other people make this decision? When do they make this decision?

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What is the path to a successful career in bio-engineering?

I want to be an engineer and I am also interested in biology. My teachers have told me that I should look into bio-engineering, but I'm wondering what I need to do in order to have a successful career in this field? And what skills I should work on and have?

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