I've been a long time lurker, but just recently started posting on this site. So to give you a little background: I graduated UG from a semi-target college (think UVA/UMich/CMU) with a humanities degree (think Political Science/Philosophy). However, I also had a sub 3.0 GPA and no idea in terms of career/ what I wanted to do with my life upon graduation. Funny to think how this was almost 10 years ago....
Right out of college, I started working as a temp in the BO of a BB (yes, if you think working in BO is bad, picture being a temp in BO. It doesn't get any lower than that). Then after around a year, managed to switch over to another BB, but within the MO for a FT opportunity. Spent a couple of years there, then subsequently went to get my MBA at a top 20 school (think Duke/NYU/Yale). Managed to secure an IBD internship at a BB during the summer of my first year, graduated the year after, and am now working FT as an IBD Associate with the same firm.
I have always enjoyed reading the threads on WSO. And as a more 'seasoned' professional, I have also come to understand exactly how hard it is to break into the world of FO Finance. Understanding that I could not have possibly gotten to where I am today without the help of those around me, I would like to give back by helping to answer any questions that anyone may have on IBD recruiting at the Associate level. So please, feel free to fire away, and I will answer to the best of my abilities.