Finally got that FT offer!
student here, interned this past summer, had a great time and got great feedback throughout the summer, last day rolls around, I didn't get a return offer and I'm left with a million different feelings....I was crushed, shocked, ashamed....but the worst part was coming home and delivering the news to my 8 and half month pregnant wife and seeing the disappointment sweep across her face....fast forward two weeks and my wife delivers us beautiful twins, it's the happiest day of my life but I'm laying there at night with a pit in my stomach as I think about the mountain of student debt I've taken on and now having a family that absolutely depends on me....so I just grind for 15 straight weeks trying to leverage every single contact I know to find a FT offer....I get and am thrilled....needless to say the big focus is why i didn't get a return offer, I don't get that role and I start to realize this will be a lot harder than recruiting for internships.....I have my second, third, fourth, fifth superdays, they all end the same way with rejection and left feeling like an absolute failure....i'm reading WSJ everyday seeing more and more layoffs and slide , feeling my chances of breaking into banking evaporate....then finally i got my breakthrough this week, on my ninth super day i got the call i'd been hoping for with a FT offer!
to the firm that hung me out to dry: I've never felt so misled in my life than through the entire recruiting and internship experience i had with you, glad you let me go and happy I'm going somewhere much better
to the firm that gave me the offer: I can't thank you enough and you are going to get an absolute workhorse with a massive chip on his shoulder, my family is everything to me and I'm going to work everyday to make sure I can support them
i write this post as nothing more than to get some feelings out that I've been sitting on for the last 3+ months, best of luck to everyone out there still looking