IB/IM Early Career Switch

I graduated from a super target school in Europe (Oxbridge/LSE/ICL) last July with a 3.8-equivalent GPA, have 5 month IB experience at a regional bank (smaller deals), VC experience and currently working as a Strategy Analyst at a crypto exchange in the MENA region. I’ve always been wanting an analyst role in IB or investment management. I’ve been getting rejected, left and right, without getting any invitations to first round interviews. Do I stand a chance or should I work for another two years and pursue an MBA, then start applying?

 

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Overall Employee Satisfaction

June 2024 Investment Banking

  • Harris Williams & Co. 18 99.4%
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  • JPMorgan Chase 09 98.3%
  • William Blair 03 97.7%
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Professional Growth Opportunities

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June 2024 Investment Banking

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  • Associates (95) $261
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  • 2nd Year Analyst (69) $168
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