IBD: feeling isolated from the rest of society

This applies to any finance role really.
I am joining a MSc in finance in September and looking to break into IB later.

My family don't Know jack sh*t about what finance is nor why pursuing postgraduate education is important. Even my friends don't get the importance of IB or consulting roles for the development of your futur career. This whole thing makes me feel isolated from most people, leading me to believe only a very few people know how the world really spins and making me feel intellectually isolated. I only hope that when I get into IB I can expand my network of knowledgeable individuals.

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Comments (6)

Jan 2, 2020 - 5:18am

Oh no! You won't get to see people slack their jaws when you tell them you work as an investment banker!

Who cares? Stop seeking validation from other people. You've literally warped your worldview and put yourself on a pedestal... based on something you haven't even broken into, yet. Get over yourself.

Jan 3, 2020 - 1:56am

This sounds like that post from last week where the dude went to his high school reunion and felt isolated because others didn't give a rat's ass about his Gucci belt or international perspective or whatever.

Get a grip guys. Any billionaire will tell you his life isn't as different from the normal person's life as you think it is. But making $200k and working late means you're not of this planet? OK.

BTW, most guys these days working the "trades" (plumbing, construction etc) know a lot more about how the world spins than your average investment banker. Getting paid more too in a lot of cases.

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Jan 3, 2020 - 12:17pm

OP isn't even in IB nor has he worked a full time job. OP is doing a 6 month internship as a valuations analyst for RE firm what a clown.

(Nothing wrong with working in valuations for RE btw)

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