Hey guys, serious question here I'd appreciate any input. I'm a sophomore fin/acct major and have been really interested in pursuing IB out of college for about a year now but am starting to question my ambitions. I didn't know what IB was until late in my freshman year and pretty soon after decided it was what I would shoot for, not out of any real appreciation/understanding of what IBankers actually do on a daily basis but more of the salary,prestige, and lifestyle benefits that came with the job. I landed a solid pwm internship last summer and I go to a good enough school to have a chance at an IB int, but over the last few months I've seriously began to question whether or not IB is for me and if the substantial amount of effort that I'd have to apply in order to even land an interview is worth it.
I've heard alot of people say that it really becomes a grind and that the hours are just brutal. Is the work that bankers do really enjoyable enough to sustain that kind of work environment? Is the money enough, or do you have to love what you're doing? Economics and the stock market interest me, but not to the degree where I read the WSJ daily or have a investment portfolio.I guess what I'm asking is if I don't really love finance, should I choose something else? Thanks