Canadian target school kid looking to break into MENA IBD
Hello monkeys.. as the title suggests, Queen's commerce kid here. I'll be graduating next summer and have a special interest in workingin the Middle East; either in the UAE, Saudi or Bahrain. Even though I'm Canadian I grew up there and hence I'm pretty familiar with the lifestyle and culture in those countries and would love to work there for the untaxed paychecks and more lenient office culture compared to soul sucking investment banking culture we have on this continent.
I would say I'm amongst the top 20% of the kids in my class and aim to pursue an MBA from the UK after completing my years as an analyst. I just wanted to know what the hiring process was to break into IBD in the Middle East, and why don't a lot of people pursue it? Surely the untaxed income and laid back lifestyle appeals to the majority??