Tips to stop chasing prestige (and be grateful)?
Non-diversity at a semi-target who recently received a SA 2023 offer. Obviously very grateful to have made it this far, least of all a job that guarantees six digits out of undergrad. However, its not an EB/and gets regularly shit on on this forum and by ppl at my college. I understand how ridiculous this sentiment is, but it still makes it difficult for me to celebrate the work I've put in. I feel ashamed to tell my recruiting buddies about it, considering 90% of them landed much more respectable offers.
I'd like to know how someone in my position (understandably young and clueless) can get over the need for social validation. Would love to hear from those that didn't end up where they wanted to be / underperformed relative to peers, but found ways to overcome their insecurities