Originally Posted by Dashaansafin
I fucking hate idiots who think 100+ hours a week is doable and they'll somehow just tough through it. You want to kill yourself every second of waiting for comments and more comments and doing turn after turn 12:00pm on a Sunday night when your gf is in town.
Shit sounds easy until you do it, all this I'm prepared for it blah blah is all bullshit, you havent even gotten an internship, much less a FT offer yet.
Oh, and you dont learn anything about the "world'. For the love of god dont say that in an interview or you'll be laughed right out of the office (assuming you make it to second rounds), or your career center. You learn meaningless shit no one cares about in whatever particular industry you are in (yes Tech sucks ass too, you arent doing LBOs on Google son).
Sure if you land in a non-retard group that doesnt use templates all day long you'll learn to model well after your two years, but thats about it.
And having the goal of an "Ivy league MBA" is retarded, do you mean m7? Half the schools in there arent in the Ivy league.
And it makes no sense to jump from IBD to MBA, to MBB back to IBD (what the fuck????) then to PE/VC. Why would you go to an MBA to go back to banking? PE firms dont want retard MBA students (who coincidentally make retard associates) without prior PE exp. And VC is completely different than PE, thats like saying you want to be a dentist/neurosurgeon.
Of course, my real world experience is obviously lacking. This is the reason why I originally created this thread in the first place - to seek some input from like-minded people on Styleforum who might potentially be working in the IB industry or looking to enter the field in the future. I don't doubt that I'm not fully prepared for the soul-crushing horrors of IBD monkey-work, and I don't believe that I've suggested anywhere that I consider it a walk in the park.
I also obviously don't mean that I want to go into consulting after my MBA, followed by a return to IBD, followed again by an exit into PE/VC. Rather, I mean that I would most likely go into one of the three.
Why would you go to an MBA to go back to banking?
I thought this one was pretty self-explanatory. From what I understand, many investment banks encourage their analysts to return to school after their 2-3 year analyst stint. MBAs are directly recruited into associate positions at investment banks. While I know that top-performing analysts can move up directly into an associate position without an MBA, I really do enjoy school, and wouldn't mind going back for 2 years for an MBA at a top school. Also, how is VC and PE completely unrelated? Venture capital is at its core a subset of private equity.
PE firms dont want retard MBA students (who coincidentally make retard associates) without prior PE exp.
Based off of this logic, if you don't have prior PE experience, no PE firm wants you. How exactly do you go about getting PE experience then, if you can never get your foot in the door in the first place? On M&I and WSO, they talk a lot about how PE/VC is an exit opportunity for banking. I'm not suggesting that they're waiting for bankers with arms flung wide open; on the contrary, I know that it's extremely selective, and that getting into firms like KKR and TPG is going to be difficult no matter where you're coming from. But just because these firms are difficult and selective doesn't mean that it's not an exit opportunity from banking, as you seem to be suggesting.
Lastly, do you need a Xanax or something? Why are you so upset? It appears as if you "fucking hate idiots" like me, based off of what, my current perspective on how I want to proceed with life? Get a grip, man. These are just the musings of a sophomore undergraduate student looking to jump into banking as a career path. I might be a little bit misinformed in some aspects of the industry, but I don't think that I've come across as vain or presumptuous, or anything of the sort to warrant your type of vitriol.