How to enjoy your analyst stint?
I am about to start my career in Investment Banking, I will join the M&A group, I am currently undertaking my training and I will be on the desk in 3 weeks.
As someone who is starting, I want to ask for honest advice on how to enjoy my analyst stint and be happy during these years. 90% of posts on here are rants about how rough is being an IB analyst, how long are the hours, and how silly are most of the tasks, but I refuse to believe that everybody hates this job.
I am well aware that the job is very stressful, the hours are long and very unpredictable, that there will be many ups and downs, and that junior analysts will not be doing the most "glamorous part of the job", but I would like to hear from those people who successfully made it to Associate or VP level how did they make it to be happy during their Analyst years, and how did they get the best out of this experience.