I’m tired of all the hate directed at diversity candidate/programs.
As a diverse candidate who worked harder than most individuals in my school's investment club to get my offers, it annoys me when we're painted as less competent. First of all, for many of us black students, getting to a good college (mine is a non-target nonetheless) is already harder work than usual. Connecting with predominantly white male finance dudes who are culturally different from us is another thing to learn. Constantly working to break the stereotype that we're incompetent is another. And then for the less privileged of us, accessing resources to be as competitive as someone who could afford the WSO guides is another thing. I have never met a black person who made it in banking who was glaringly incompetent. Stop acting like you are the smartest bunch and are so much more knowledgeable about banking when you apply for the internship programs. How basic level the WSO guides are is testament to the shallow knowledge we all possess anyway. P.s: I know a lot of incompetent diverse candidates who did not make it through the process. Stop blaming us when you don't do as well as you thought you would.