How Much Does Being "Likeable"/"Fun To Hang Out With" Matter for Getting Jobs?
I was wondering if being a good BSer (and I mean, a really good BSer) or a fun person that can talk intelligently may be all you need sometimes to get internships. The reason I ask is because recently, I was talking to some family friends and discussed how I want to get into banking, but that internships are really hard to get. They then said that they know a couple of people who were very average (3.3 GPA from non-targets with generic ECs, etc.) but are working for good banks because they're very good talkers/very sociable and were smart enough to speak intelligently about finance, why they're interested, etc. I was wondering, since this is very anecdotal experience, if this is somewhat common or if this is a very rare situation. How much does just being fun to work with play into the grand scheme of things?