32 Idiotic Mistakes Wall Street Interns Make Every Summer

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Summer internships on Wall Street are in full swing, so with a little help from our friends at Wall Street Oasis, we created a list of possible offenses for interns, and we hope you aren’t found guilty.  Some of these mistakes are quite obvious, though others aren’t. Either way, you’ll thank us after, because your chances of landing a full time spot will probably rise.

Plus, fewer co-workers will be laughing behind your back in the elevator.

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title=”Don’t use your fake ID when your boss takes you out for drinks.”
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title=”Don’t flash around expensive brands in the office. You’ll just come off spoiled. That means no Hermès ties or Gucci loafers.”
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title=”Don’t try to shake hands with everyone you meet. It’s just gross.”
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