Originally Posted by Joffrey
Not sure the details but if 4 finance internships didn't help you, I don't see how 5 or 6 would've helped.
Yeah I think grades and interviewing matter quite a bit as well. Plenty of my friends who are in ibanking now didn't really have much in terms of internships, but did the super interview days or whatever they are called really well. Also worked together on the excel spreadsheets they have to do so they mastered it.
pseudonym you go to Fordham right? Don't get so caught up in trying to do ibanking that you miss out on other stuff.
Originally Posted by Gibonius
I don't buy that. Lots of people meet their spouse in college and things work out. I wouldn't rush into anything (don't agree with people getting married right out of college) but I don't agree with throwing away a good thing just because "common wisdom" tells you that you will find something better. I met my wife in undergrad and am still happy I quit looking when I did. If you met in high school, eh....bit of a different story but you still gotta use your own judgement.
As far as drinking and parties etc, it's pretty much the same deal just remove the "trying to get laid" portion from it. I knew plenty of people in undergrad who partied and were in relationships. Wasn't really a big deal.
So many midwest friends are getting engaged / married. At 22-24, I think it's a bit young personally but it's more normal in midwest compared to west coast I guess.
On topic of if I could go back two years, I would probably have studied a bit more, partied 14.28% a week more to 5 nights a week, and spent less time dicking around on the internet and more time outdoors and reading books.