The overwhelming impression here is that investment banking is suited for aggressive, confident alpha males. Deal-makers, rainmakers, Ari Gold types.
Why is it then that many analyst classes are filled with Asian females of all people. This won't be politically correct, but this group is not known for the aforementioned traits. Of course, some of them are quite outgoing and confident, but not the overwhelming majority including many I've met going into the field. Many I've spoken with have mediocre communication skills.
Also, their population is even greater at GS and MS vs. the lower ranked banks.
At the school I'm at, banking is typically looked down upon. Someone who couldn't get a top bizdev job at a startup or get into MBB/buyside right away. Many going into it are the meek type who can get As in econ classes but can't think strategically or do much else. Not my view, just one held by most at this school.
How does the image of banking portrayed here match up with the image I've been exposed to? How do the people here and Asian females work together?