Feeling insecure about my age

Hi everyone. I recently started an OC in ER in London at arguably the best BB covering TMT, which was my dream team. I feel really insecure about me being 24 and just finished my master's, while interns and analysts are ranging between 21-23 mostly. I have lots of anxiety stemming from my social impediments already. It feels alienating to be old.

I'm 24 next September. Is this normal? How to shrug off these insecurities?

Comments (15)

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 22, 2022 - 9:21am

Hey man - I'm a summer analyst in nyc older than most first years at my BB. Nobody cares, nobody at all cares about age.

Doesn't make you inferior, doesn't change anything. If anything it's a cool talking point. Don't overthink it!

Jun 22, 2022 - 9:32am
Iyov, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1. It would be insane for someone to care at that age about someone being a year older - College creates a medley of kids that took a gap year, graduated early etc. to where the distinction gets seriously blurred. All my friends that are "my age" are really ±1-2 years. 
 

2. Why are you stressing about something you can't control? I know people that are 5'7 and bitch all day that they can't pull women because of it, and I have friends who are 5'7 and lower who are ridiculously confident and pull more than almost anyone I know. Point being, do you want to mentally torture yourself for no reason or do you want to be the dude balling out?

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Jun 22, 2022 - 9:32am
Xeque-Mate, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Summer Intern in London at 28.  Nobody cares about you least of all your age. Be proud of what you had to go through to get to where you are.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 9:53am
Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't worry about it - I graduated college early and have always been the youngest kid in my class / in the office. Nobody will know your age unless you bring it up

Jun 22, 2022 - 9:58am
therealmacgregor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

we all take different paths but it has led you to the same destination. Who cares if you're older, you are most likely more wiser and it gives you a chance to feel like you're in your early twenties

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 22, 2022 - 12:41pm

Nobody cares bro. Most my friends are 3-4 years older than me anyways. I dont give a rats ass. A few years doesnt mean much man.  Hell I dated a 34 year old mom. Just talk to everyone the same and no one cares. 

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 22, 2022 - 2:55pm

Hey bro, Incoming SA next summer…I'll 3 years older than most of my intern class as I took 2 years in between graduating HS and starting university. And then didn't even know what IB was until the end of my sophomore year, so extended graduation a year to place in IB.

I don't anyone will give a damn about you being older, I'll be in the same position as well. If they do care, they can piss off.

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:46am
Long Only Funds, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol if you get the job, you'll see people coming in as associates who are 35. You're being so cute. You'll see summer associates who are parents.

Enjoy life.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2022 - 8:15am

You said you're bothered about being a 24 year old intern, but you're turning 24 next September?

Jun 24, 2022 - 4:44pm
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

can't believe people are feeding this troll. how stupid do you have to be to give a serious reply to this?

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Jun 24, 2022 - 6:41pm
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