I currently just wrapped up my sophomore year at a complete non-target school and I'm currently recruiting for investment banking summer analyst roles for 2021.
I go to school where my friends aren't as ambitious as me. My hometown is also similar where most of my friends aren't nearly as ambitious or hard working as me either. They don't mind working a regular 9-5 job. In other words, I've become the complete opposite of what most of my friends are. As I've become busier with summer analyst recruiting ramping up, my friends are giving me a hard time about not going out with them and being "too mature". They think that I want to leave all of them behind and go work on Wall Street because I don't think they're good enough. In reality, it's just that I want to make myself and my parents proud that I've accomplished something no one in my family ever has.
Has anyone dealt with a similar situation? What advice/tips can you give me as I try to help my friends understand what my mindset is?