Midlife F**king crisis

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Rank: Monkey | banana points 46

Stats:
Undergrad: NYU - Stern
Cumulative GPA: 3.6
Major GPA: 4.0
GMAT: 730
Work Exp:
1. 3 years Analyst at BB LevFin/FinSpon
2. 2 years Associate at same BB LevFin/FinSpon (going to become 3rd year)

Options:
1. Stay - same BB, same group and become VP in 2 years
2. Bschool - took GMAT on my 1st Analyst year, so I have 1 year left until my GMAT score expires
3. PE - passed offers at top shops because IB was actually enjoyable, but should I try it again? My group got massacred this year - wondering if I really liked IB or was it just my group that made the work enjoyable...

Question:
1. Will I get into HBS, Wharton, Sloan, etc.? If so, is it worth it for me to go this late in my career?
2. Do people get into PE this late in their career?

Comments (22)

Apr 17, 2009

"fucking crisis" does this mean you're having trouble getting laid?

if so then b-school is for you buddy

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Apr 17, 2009

If you asked that question last year, the answer would have skewed toward a YES.

This year, I leave the office by 10. Shit changes.

Apr 17, 2009

Why does your profile say 3rd year analyst?

Apr 17, 2009

lack of attention to detail

Apr 17, 2009

i used to tutor kids from stern

Apr 17, 2009

Tutor them in what?

Stern classes are a fucking joke. BUT, the required liberal arts classes can all go to hell.

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Apr 17, 2009

Economics bro......

Apr 17, 2009

economics = easy shit.
why would anyone need tutoring?

Apr 18, 2009
bhahaha:

economics = easy shit.
why would anyone need tutoring?

you probably go to a joke school and do a joke econ program for making a comment like that. after eng. and math. econ is the most quant. subject. but obviously you cant get that exposure with kindergarten econ you're referring to.

Apr 17, 2009

Midlife crisis eheheheh.....your doing great man. I suspect your not getting any though.

Apr 17, 2009

hardly a midlife crisis and plenty of people would love to be in your shoes...ultimately it depends on what you want to do with your life
maybe a 2 year vacation would allow you to figure it out

What is it about banking that you enjoy...ive met some great bankers and would imagine that working with them is enjoyable but the actually work seems boring as hell...the buyside offers a bit more autonomy, responsibility, less structure and people generally value your opinion

you would be comp at H/S/W based on stats alone so bschool is certainly an option good luck

Apr 17, 2009

I heard second hand that admission at Stanford R2 this year was < 3.5%.

Apr 17, 2009
  1. You should certainly try. The only things you'll lose are the application fees and the time you spend filling them in.
  2. Of course.
Apr 17, 2009

To be honest, I think there are very few people (if any) on WSO that can appropriately answer your question. You shouldn't be taking advice from college juniors. Rather, take a step back and evaluate where you see yourself down the road. You have the qualifications to basically do what you want at this point, so make your decision based on your long-term career goals.

Apr 18, 2009
BabyBeluga:

To be honest, I think there are very few people (if any) on WSO that can appropriately answer your question. You shouldn't be taking advice from college juniors. Rather, take a step back and evaluate where you see yourself down the road. You have the qualifications to basically do what you want at this point, so make your decision based on your long-term career goals.

Do some soul searching man, you're in a great spot and figure out what's going to make you happy [emphasis on happy].

Apr 17, 2009

most legit feedback i've ever seen on this site

Apr 17, 2009

You have great stats and experience. I don't really understand the midlife crisis thing. Most of us would love to be in your shoes.
You could definitely get into a top school.
I don't know much about career paths but most of the PE firms are founded by men who were bankers for many years. I mean an extra 2 years of relevant experience for anything should be a good thing or a great thing (or at the very least a non-issue).

Apr 17, 2009

I think you definitely have a shot at the PE firms. And why the midlife crisis ? you're 27. are you going bald bro ?

Apr 18, 2009

To clarify why I titled the thread "Midlife Fucking Crisis" is:
-group is getting massacred
-gmat score expiring in 1 year
-yes I am reaching 30 (bankers usually work until 50 so don't know how I should go about it)
-my good friends are dropping out of the industry to get into random hobbies/interests... (don't know if I should be doing the same)

I didn't know WSO was mainly comprised of college undergrads. But whatever the case, feel free to tell me what you think.

Apr 18, 2009

well what's the likely hood of you getting laid off? If you can hang in there and become VP you would be in a great position once the recovery comes- right?
Here's my opionin- stay in your job.
1. if you're still there after the recovery you will be a VP or maybe even beyond and can go after buyside if it still interests you.
2. if you get laid off then go do something fun/socially-acceptable (volunteering, etc) and work on your bschool app for the next admission cycle.

I wouldn't leave a great job to join bschool right now unless you were fired or your contract ended. Don't worry about GMAT. If you did it before you can do it again- right?

Apr 18, 2009

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Apr 18, 2009

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