How are Indians perceived in Banking? Are they well respected?

Prospect in IB-M&A

Hi guys,

I am an Indian male dreaming from wall street investment banking. I have great GPA and am the speaker of the finance club at my Uni. I think Investment Banking is one of the most prestigious job one could have and it is really interesting to me to read all of your posts, so thank you for that very much. My question is now, how Indians are perceived in the banking world. Can I do something to change the perception of myself? What do you guys see in Indians? What skills should I especially emphasize? I am very quant heavy and would say that I am in the best 1% of my school.

Thank you very much

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  • Intern in S&T - Comm
Apr 2, 2020

Indian mandem just took 10 steps backwards after this post

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 2, 2020

I'm an Indian guy and I just cringed so hard from this post please never post on here again

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 2, 2020

^ to OP

Apr 2, 2020

Lol fuck I hate being Indian when I have to see this insecure shit

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  • Associate 2 in IB - Ind
Apr 2, 2020

Indian, white, chinese, black, spanish - you all look the same when you're rolled up in a sleeping bag under your desk at 3AM.

Show some confidence man.

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Apr 2, 2020

Indians are perceived like anyone else, there are plenty on the street

Saying you're the best 1% at your school is cringe though. Any negative perception would be from the way you're presenting yourself, not from being Indian

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Apr 2, 2020

I'm an indian dude who recruited. Just dont be weird. Asians tend to be very timid which can be bad for recruiting.

Apr 2, 2020

great troll job buddy. almost got me riled up there

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 2, 2020

bruh

  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Apr 2, 2020

take it easy guys - a lot of people from that part of the world aren't endowed with Western social graces and are insecure about how they'll fit in. To the OP - finance is a very results-focused industry. If you're Indian and a strong performer that can make the bank a lot of money, your background means nothing. To the extent that you don't fit in or show any progress towards doing so, that will be a detriment towards you getting in and succeeding at a job. Immerse yourself in the culture, learn from your mistakes, but at no point be apologetic about your background.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 2, 2020

Was thinking the exact same but didn't know how to word it lol

Apr 2, 2020

Depends, dots or feathers?

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Apr 3, 2020
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