Career Anxiety and questions on Corp Dev
I have a pretty solid gig doing M&A Corp Dev this summer at a F1000 company in NYC. I'm pretty excited for it but as a rising college senior I'm having a bit of career anxiety. I struck out on the Street recruiting for a SA21 position and then landed this. I come from a Wall Street family and have always had really high expectations for myself. I also have a bunch of highly-driven friends (like myself) who landed IB SA positions, which, as immature as it sounds, makes me feel kind of bad for myself. I guess I'm just curious about how Corp Dev is as a long-term gig, as far as comp, work-life, exit ops, etc. goes. Is it a six-figure-out-of-undergrad type of career? A dead-end career? Crazy hours, or decent work-life? If anyone, in Corp Dev or not, could give some insight or advice that'd be huge.