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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  • 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 - 6:57pm

Lol bud a little salty? Played a d1 sport at a top 10 ranked school, had more kills then you'll ever dream of in your life, enjoyed my college years and breezed through them. And guess what...I ended up in the same job as you. I'm guessing you are a smart little nerdy kid, with little to no social skills, hasn't drank a beer, and probably a virgin. Miss me with that bullshit. There's more to life then being in the IB Club at Wharton

  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Apr 18, 2021 - 11:20pm

Lol you sound like a betal male. I bet I would clobber you

Apr 18, 2021 - 4:57pm


Pretty similar background with IB internships at boutiques but same grades and athlete. I know how much of a grind that was so congrats dude enjoy it that's awesome!

  • 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 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.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 22, 2021 - 9:24pm

This fucking loser "DDTG" is really just venting because he wasted his whole college career trying to get a 4.0.

Must really suck to be you man sorry your college experience probably sucked ass and I'm making the same money as you. 🥳


A 3.44 GPA EB analyst

May 23, 2021 - 9:31pm

Congrats my guy. That was me this past year so I understand the hard work, grind, and mental toughness it took to get there. I am happy for you. Keep at it !!!

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