Thoughts on having social media accounts?

Curious to know what everyone on here thinks about having social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.

For example, Instagram - other than being a time suck and the perfect way to carve out a "modelling" career if you're a bimbo, I don't see the value in it unless you want to flaunt your lifestyle to people you grew up with.

What do you guys think?


What do you love and hate most about working in IB?

Just curious, what do you all love and hate the most about working in investment banking? I'm referring to tasks, not hours or people or anything like that.

I'll start. I love modeling. I really hate filing/tracking company records for compliance. I imagine that's not something a lot of the bigger bank analysts do..


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