I had an informational session and
had a chance to speak with a 28 year old entry level analyst.
I also heard that they have a 37-turned Associate (2nd year)
How can these crazy investment banks hire someone who they can
probably assume would die putting all-nighters?
Too old to get into investment banking...
Banks can't and won't ask you how old you are. They'll probably guess your age based off of your full-time work experience after graduation. The more full-time experience you have after graduation, the harder it becomes to break in at the junior level i.e. analyst level.
There is the potential for re-branding yourself if you have 5 to 7 years of full-time experience. This usually comes at the price of business school tuition.
- Age does not matter. Years of full time work experience post graduation does.
from certified user @Banker88
I don't know how banks can find out your age until after they hire you and perform a background check.
Then you'll probably get asked about it, and as long as you have a reasonable story it shouldn't be a reason for them to rescind your offer.
But it's not like you can turn back the clock, so just have your story prepared for when the time comes.
Also don't make it obvious on your resume (only list your college graduation date, not start date).