My first offer

I just finished up my freshman year of college with 3 IB superdays lined up. I just did my first one yesterday and got a call last night telling me i got the offer. My official letter came in this afternoon and everything feels so unreal. 6 months ago I didn't even know what investment banking was, I just knew I wanted to help ppl and I had some really influential mentors that made me aware of opportunities in finance. In February I started putting everything I had into learning more about the industry, technical prep, and networking. I feel like I'm gonna wake up any minute, I feel like I'm gonna cry tears of joy (no homo). I did NOT expect this in my wildest dreams with how hard everyone told me this was.

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  • Intern in S&T - FI
May 13, 2021 - 7:10pm

Hard work pays off! Cringe move but I had framed my first ever offer letter on my wall.

I remember one of my early networking calls I said I was interested in IB, the person asked me which division I was interested in, I didn't even know the diff division just reiterated I wanted to work in IB lol.

May 13, 2021 - 7:14pm

Tbh that's not too cringe. I might do the same LMAO. Thank you!

Also, I use Robinhood pretty frequently and read the official compliance stuff in my offer letter. Does this mean I can't use brokerage accounts anymore or that they need to be monitored? I'd rlly like some clarity on this! 

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 14, 2021 - 2:52am

don't. continue your drive without that external motivation. update linkedin when you start, i've always had more respect to those who wait instead of posting the next day. just my 2c, congrats on the offer!

May 14, 2021 - 12:31am


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