I know this might trigger many people but honestly IB seems like a not so great career choice these days. Compare it to the other top fields tech, medicine, starting own business, etc.
What is the point of slaving 80+ hour weeks for 2 years doing absolute bitch work for SOMEONE ELSE?
Everybody talks about the holy grail of exit opps but what is there? Sub 10% chance of making it to? And if you make it to PE, what happens there? Two more years of the same bitch work for the same money, a bit better or the same hours and again 5-10% chance of making it further or being shown the door? The other option is what? Corp Dev for 80-100k? A lot of jobs can make that without wasting 2 years if that is the end goal?
Again just don't see how anyone can work so much for something that is not your own business doing absolutely menial mind-numbing tasks. Cuz changing font on powerpoint at 3AM is god's work right?
Sorry for the rant and before anyone says it no, I haven't failed my interviews.