I'm tired man

Man I'm so tired. 


Recruiting has screwed me and I just got my third superday rejection. I know I'm right there though and it's just a matter of luck and time.


Monkeys, lend me your strength.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 7:52pm

Ranking the Most Prestigious Undergrad Posts on WSO:

1) Posts asking which offer they should take between 2 excellent IB groups. Of course they already know which group they're going to chose, but reiterating their prestige is of the utmost importance. 

2) Am I Screwed Because I Lied on My Resume "Accidently" Posts (finance is a contact sport - playing dirty is prestigious. These are the guys that will successfully fend of allegations of asset-stripping later in life) 

3) Inquiring about the prestige of a Sophomore year PWM internship (a solid stepping stone early in the path of greatness)

4) Non-Target schmos asking for networking advice 

5) Self-Loathing posts post-rejection


  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 14, 2021 - 9:17pm

6) posts talking about how analysts complaining are pussies and how "everyone knows IB is hard" and they should be grateful they even got an IB job and how they would work 120 hour weeks 50 weeks a year no sweat (even though they've only ever had 40 hour internships for 3 months over the summer)
7) posts ranking banks

8) posts ranking target schools with whatever lower mid tier semi target they go to egregiously highly ranked

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jan 16, 2021 - 4:42am

6) Diversity has destroyed the recruiting process and straight white men will only be 10% of the class of 2030 at GS :((( 

  • Intern in AM - Other
Jan 14, 2021 - 8:26pm

You've done 3 super days so you've gotten far, now is not the time to give up! I was in the same spot too. All it takes is for one firm to say yes, so keep pushing and keep applying.

  • Intern in AM - Other
Jan 14, 2021 - 11:15pm

also, write down all the questions you've been asked in your interviews and try to come up with more polished answers for each. Would also be helpful to go over a few more practice rounds with a mentor/friend/career center etc.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 16, 2021 - 6:56pm

I was rejected by three banks as well. I got what felt like one last shot and it led to the offer. Sometimes that's just how it is

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jan 14, 2021 - 9:20pm

It's a hard world. I did 10 super days FT while working 2 jobs and 4.0 gpa before my offer. Instead of posting, figure out how to improve and improve.


edit: I was in a rough spot and needed to let it go. Will leave my post but I get it, you feel like the world is getting against you. I felt the same thing and so did mommy friends. Take a deep breath and remember why you are doing it

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 18, 2021 - 1:04pm

Bro great advice but chill out man, for all you know OP is improving 20 hours a day and taking a break. Thought hardo comments were for interns / students lololol.

Jan 16, 2021 - 3:25am

I even didn't make it to any superdays (for SAs) back then, but managed to join FT directly. Real story - no jokes.

Think outside the box, how else (other than SA experience at a BB) can make your resume competitive

  • Intern in CorpFin
Jan 16, 2021 - 4:05am

Damn that sounds kinda nuts - mind sharing more? Seems like a one-off thing but what did you end up doing your junior summer?

Jan 16, 2021 - 5:57am

I interned at a MM PE which arguably gave me a pretty good foundation on fundamental analysis versus just doing pitch books until 3 like my peers at BBs. It prepped me very well for FT recruiting for BBs the year after.

My buddy was the more creative one - he enrolled on a course for FX/commodities trading and got FT offer at a S&T desk the year after.

Jan 20, 2021 - 6:20pm

clearly, if you had 3 superdays, that means you SUCK in the interview.


get a friend to interview you asking similar questions to what you've already seen, record the interview...watch it in playback and cringe at how awful you are....then get better

just google it...you're welcome
Jan 20, 2021 - 11:20pm

then get somebody who is not a friend or family member...somebody whose respect you crave...perhaps a teacher..you'll figure it out

just google it...you're welcome
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