It's been a slow week and I'm not going away for Christmas so AMA time.
Engineering major at an engineering-focused school in the Midwest during the crisis (graduated 2011)
IBs only recruited for back and middle office positions
Got a gig in capital markets at bank in NY (2 years)
Moved internally to IB (2 years)
Recruited to portfolio team in an industry-focused
Promoted to Senior Analyst and then Director
At this point I am responsible for coverage on a couple sub-sectors, help an MD with a few positions where we have significant exposure, and keep abreast of credit markets (where opportunities are currently limited)