Do I have a chance for SA 2027??

I'm worried that I won't have placement for MB, and was wondering if you could provide me with some advice. I've been lurking on this site since my aunt, who works at a merchant bank, told me about her profession and it interested me. For reference I am an incoming senior at Phillips Exeter academy and grew up right outside of New Hampshire. I would classify as an ultra-diverse.

The issue I'm currently pressed with is that I think I will be a "small minnow in a big estuary," which I am actively trying to cope with. Many of the incoming Phillips Exeter seniors on LinkedIn have internships with  ̶s̶e̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶f̶u̶n̶d̶s̶ private equity firms, venture debt, and wealth mismanagement, but I networked with five different  ̶s̶e̶a̶r̶c̶h̶ ̶f̶u̶n̶d̶s̶  private equity firms and EBs and none of them would give me an internship and told me I should have applied when I was younger. Now I am stuck on holiday traveling, exploring, and meeting new people across the world for the summer as I sit back and watch my peers get to work 80+ hours unpaid in their internships. I also am struggling a bit with the Greeks and Monte Carlo simulations, which leads me to believe I have no chance for my senior fall. I'm also worried that me being an ultra-diverse candidate will be a roadblock for me because I'm at Phillips Exeter.

Do you have any advice of what I can do to come back from my current surplus? If I'm virgined, what other careers are like Merchant Banking that pay as much?


You’re a name partner’s scotch bottle. You should go far in this life.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Bro how behind the curve are you? Even SA 2029 recruiting has already ended, the 2027 kids are wrapping up on cycle right now.

All hope isn't lost though. Given you're diversity you have a shot, albeit a small one, to land big 4 audit through a diversity programme.

Keep hustling - something will stick soon enough


no, sorry

find a way to die and be reincarnated again to begin recruiting from 0. Anihilate Interviews preps starting with your 1st day out of your new's mother womb, and you may qualify - hopeully - for the SA 2059.

good luck, you got it king.


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