IB/PE 10 years after college
I graduated HYPS 10 years ago. I did the typical route and started in M&A at a middle market IB.
I see a lot of people who seem to worry more then they should. It's okay to not have an offer your senior year. It's totally okay to start in the big 4 or. You can still make it to whatever firm and lateral over.
The whole prestige thing matters a lot less when you get 5 years of experience. Arguably, same for the MBA. (Unless the firm pays.)
Feel free to AMA, but some of you need to take a deep breath. You don't need to(I've worked with "no name" consultants who are making more than MBB). If you don't get Goldman it doesn't mean you won't ever go to . Your GPA means little once you have experience.
Some firms actually prefer people with a different background.
For all of you discussingor career moves- I wish you the best of luck. Just remember your life is not over if you aren't at .