IB Hustler Stories: For those who did not get into IB, what are you up to now?
I guess the title says it all. This might go against the tide since the idea that there are considerable options outside IB for a lot of people often divides the forums on WSO. I will still take a chance.
There are ton of stories of Non-Targets getting the right internship, networking hard, preparing for the technicals, and making it to that FO role they wanted or something similar. For everyone posting these stories – please keep doing that. It fuels a lot of people. But, we have to admit that this is not the whole picture. And there might be some value in learning about the stories not covered by the POV of our survivorship bias.
If you networked hard, went through interviews, and gave a diligent attempt to the entire process and still did not make it, I would be glad to know:
- What are you up to now and what are you working towards?
- What would you want to say to the folks who are considering IB or about to enter the race for applications?
- Any important stories or learnings you would want to share.
To the old guard – I am not trying to dilute the value of the hustle. I guess it does help in some way to some people. But, I think there are folks who blindly go in without knowing why they want it and might face internal unrest later. This is for them. So they can make a more informed choice – today.
P.S. Got the idea from the thread - https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-many-o…
Cheers. Long live the hustler.