Depressed new grad - please help

So I graduated earlier this year from a target school and started as a new grad at MBB. The offer was only around 120k in total, but that's only part of the problem. Every day when I go to work, I can't help but feel upset and completely depressed that I couldn't get a better job in IB or even tech. Some of the people in my MBB class from my school majored in random humanities subjects and had no relevant experience, yet still got to MBB, which makes me feel like I've wasted all my efforts. I never got past the superdays at the top EBs or BBs, and had to settle for whatever random offers I could get. I feel like such a failure. I'm only making 120k compared to the thousands of new grads who are literally making double my salary inΒ  more prestigious jobs like investment banking or tech. I can still vividly remember when I was accepted to my target school four years ago, when I felt like I was at the top of the world, and any dream or goal I had was within my reach. Yet it didn't fully sink in until I signed my offer with MBB. I feel like I've wasted all the opportunities I was given in high school and college. And here I am now, making only 120k after graduation, in what most of the world views as just another boring corporate role. Some of my coworkers have even asked me what was bothering me, but obviously I can't tell them the truth. I'm just so desperate to get out and get into a better role like PE that I feel immobilized. I just want to make my parents proud for once. Has anyone else felt this way?

Comments (16)

Jul 29, 2022 - 11:11pm
Fast and Fiduciary, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Have some perspective. You're way ahead of most people your age and even the majority of the working class. No point in comparing yourself to others. Seek to do what you want to do, not because its prestigious or pays well, but because its fulfilling to you. You get to live one life, dont waste it getting depressed over how pretentious your job is. Try being grateful for where you are and what you have.

Jul 30, 2022 - 1:11am
Carlos1111, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Uh transfer to IB or Tech then dummy, it's really not very hard with MBB pedigree. Frankly, I would stay though, at least for a while. Having a few years at MBB will give you a diversity of experience that will probably open more doors than IB.

Jul 30, 2022 - 12:21pm
Gustav Mahler, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Made me laugh

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Jul 30, 2022 - 3:00pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just work a couple years and go to a T10 MBA and try again for your dream job. Experience at MBB is good experience.

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Jul 31, 2022 - 8:55am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Jul 31, 2022 - 9:05am
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
HundredMillion

if anyone took this seriously, you're literally and by no exaggeration retardedΒ 

I think OP is serious.

"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

Jul 31, 2022 - 7:33pm
Gustav Mahler, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you feel lost/sad making 120k, then making 200k in IB will not make it any better.Β 

Read the quote under this comment.Β 

β€œThe important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries; to continue steadfastly on one's way without letting oneself be either defeated by failure or diverted by applause.”
Jul 31, 2022 - 6:08pm
Tvixorbust, what's your opinion? Comment below:

the classic entitled and privileged feeling, especially after working at MBB…

also, if it makes you feel better, I went to a non-target public that's 1/2 as much as your school and am making more. target doesn't mean shit all the time.

suck it up. stop comparing.Β 

Jul 31, 2022 - 7:55pm
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