Life is Funny

Life is funny.

Thought diversity programs were my ticket to success, only to have all of the offers I accepted (all summers) to be where I went through the normal process.

Thought networked was my key to success, spoke with 50 people at one banks and knew the MD which did the superday at a mid tier BB, only to not get the offer. Got offers at firms where I only spoke with 1-5 people. 

Thought I was going to go to a BB, only to end up a EB.

Thought technicals were going to be 70% of the superday process, only for it to be 30%.

Thought kids from targets were gods amongst men, only to befriend some to realize they are the exact same as everyone else. 

Thought that people would discount my past experience since it was not in high finance, only to have VPs at all of my superdays loved it and thought it differentiated me from others. 

Life is funny. 

I say all of this to highlight how much reality differed from what I expected. Keep an open mind and you will be amazed at how far you will go. 

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Comments (16)

Apr 25, 2022 - 10:48pm
Purple9988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"No stop posting! I hate it when people are excited, these kids are too excited about a moment they have worked their asses for and is the begin of their future".

*insert a wojack meme here*

You don't have to click on these type of posts, and you certainly don't have to comment. 

Apr 28, 2022 - 2:26pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
go bananasLife is funny, thought I needed a caring and loving wife… got a boyfriend

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Apr 26, 2022 - 12:35am
SpreadCompsNCheeks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This ain't LinkedIn bud. Woe is me I fucked up diversity so I had to go through regular process.

Apr 27, 2022 - 1:59pm
whomstrecession20, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You guys are honestly so sick, i really love the spirit of this post and truly believe that being open to things is the best way to receive more than you expect in life in a good way. Here's to more good luck for you OP!

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Apr 27, 2022 - 4:42pm
zeroebitda, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't for a second doubt that you as a diversity candidate didn't play into you landing your offers. You know, we know, everyone knows. Keep these humble brag posts on LinkedIn.

Apr 28, 2022 - 11:53am
Toom1994, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As we age, we tend to lose our sense of humor. This occurs because as time goes by, we become increasingly obsessed with achieving goals that were once unimportant. People get into the habit of spending their time trying to achieve certain things, and they forget about the simple pleasures in life. Once people begin to notice this, they try to find ways to make sure that they don't become too serious. They spend less time at work and more time enjoying the company of family and friends.
 

Apr 28, 2022 - 6:21pm
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