IB is my paradise.
I'll keep it short fellas.
From a lower income family. Pops is a pastor, mom is a piano instructor, I have a few siblings.
Entire life my parents pulled in ~$50,000USD combined. Folks let me do anything, never pressured me into pursuing some lucrative career.
They gave me 100% freedom, support, and never once asked me to take care of them after I made it.
They have no retirement nest - every dime went towards rent, food, and essentials.
I went to a non-target in the middle of buttfuck nowhere to pursue a commerce degree. Chose finance. I grinded my fucking ass off. I'm working a sophomore internship right now at ashop in fixed income. (Think )
Got the call a little while back and I'm going EB next summer.
My parents can't tell the difference between corporate banking and IB, doesn't matter. I'm prepared to pay everything forward to my folks, and send my younger sibling to university without having to worry about having to mould his/her life around monetary gain.
Been a wild fucking ride. Cheers boys.