Escaping the Intern Rat-Race

dave_kratos's picture
Rank: Monkey | 54

Hi everybody. I am starting my career in IB and I'm currently doing an M&A off-cycle at a second-tier bank. During the time here, I realised how repetitive interns' tasks are and how hard is to actually remember financials or operating characteristics of the companies I do profiles for.

We all know that one of the main advantages of working in M&A is to have a broader picture on different industries and companies, but the more I work on pitchbooks and profiles, the more I realise that I'm far more focused on getting the job done as quick and precise as possible rather than actually absorb the numbers that I see.

Does anybody have advice/suggestions to escape this intern rat-race? Thx.