Broke into IB out of undergrad: non-target, no IB internships

Pretty stoked rn. Broke into a MM firm from a non-target with no prior IB internships.
3.3 gpa, athlete. Have solid buy side internships.

Worked my dick off for a year to get in the door. Cannot tell you how many rejections I got over the past year. Sometimes it's just all about timing and being prepared for when the moment comes. I would not have changed one single word I said in any of my interviews.

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Apr 17, 2021 - 2:00am

Congrats bro! Almost the exact profile as you and just got an offer, and it feels good as hell. You did it man

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  • NA in IB-M&A
Apr 17, 2021 - 10:05pm

Ya it is encouraging for all of us who aren't 4.0 ivy kids with dads in the business. Honestly fuck those kids. I'd put myself up against any of those kids

  • NA in IB-M&A
Apr 18, 2021 - 7:01pm

Yes what I meant is that even though I do not have the perfect grades or target school, I was still prepared and confident in my abilities. I was assertive in my interviews, able to talk knowledgeably about IB + the bank specifically, and knew my technicals. After 4 consecutive hour long interviews, my first thought was, "wow I do not regret anything I said in all those interviews and wouldnt change one word."

Apr 19, 2021 - 6:37pm

How retarded do you have to be to get a 3.3 at a non-target? Have fun exiting to LMM CorpDev, loser. And lose the attitude, you're gonna get clowned by everybody on the job. You sound like an insecure faggot.

Apr 20, 2021 - 8:29am

Yea all that "I would not change one word about my interviews " is cringey as hell. 3.3 Gpa is nothing to brag about I'm an athlete at a non target too and still keep my grades up it's not hard. getting into IB when you are clearly under qualified is not a flex it's just pure luck don't know what knowledge this guy can really offer for recruiting.

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