Engineering grad student out of a top target school in NYC- Very interested in multiple areas of finance, but not yet quite sure which one and I know they are all different. Venture Capital/ PE/ IB / HF So I have been spending time on this website combing through the threads and trying to figure out which area I will ultimately fit into given my goals--and one other important area.
I have met 3 people so far, that worked in finance for a few years, and nearly suffered a nervous breakdown because they were worked to the bone. One gentleman worked in a boutique PE firm, and said he worked 7 days a week for 2.5 years, and then had to take over a year off just to recover. Another girl, is so recently burnt, she cannot even talk about it.
This has me wondering, are there certain areas/ companies that are grenades?? Or were these people just not cut out ? Or both.