This is my first post on this board, though I have read it for quite some time now.
In my time reading and talking to others about investment banking, it seems like the same topics are continuously covered...salary, hours, demanding MD's, etc etc.
What I'm interested in are the success (feel-good) stories any current I-bankers might have. Coming from a non-target, I loved hearing a fellow classmate's story of how he drove to NYC (roughly a six hour trip) and met with an MD, which led to an interview, and eventually a full time offer. All of it was done on a whim, with no guarrantee that anyone would meet with him. His gamble, as evidenced, paid off though.
Anyone have any personal stories like this? Or even, a description of how an interview went that you absolutely nailed.