How do you feel?
After reading this forum for the last couple of days, I see that how bright, motivated and determined all of you are. Some are working at bulge brackets making lots of money, some are at ivy leagues, some that are at non-targets that are determined more than ever to get a high GPA and build on extracurriculars and all to break into the industry - and my main question is what drives you to do this?
What makes you want to land a job at Wall Street and be an investment banker? Do you ever think about what the financial industry is doing? It it isn't really doing any good in the world, and I see a lot of people that were going to do science, going to do economics and had the intent of making a difference in the world but now are all switching to high finance just because of the money. With your talents and interests we could really make this world a better place, but instead all of your talent and intelligence is being wasted to make money.
I'm just really curious, so those of you that are investment bankers how do you feel about what you are doing? Any guilt, any regrets? And those who are IB prospectives, what drives you to do this? Do you think it will be worth it?
Just take the time to think about your morals and values, and think about if that's the life style you want to live?