Hey WSO Community!
As summer analyst interviews begin, I find myself almost reconsidering the whole thing and would greatly appreciate some career advice. I'll try to keep it very short.
-Junior at heavy target school, finance major 3.5 GPA 2010 SAT
-internship in F500 financial services firm (NYC)
-internship in boutique M&A firm (NYC)
-Lots of leadership experience and community service experience
-Diverse background, unique story
I am currently struggling to find a specific sector in banking that has interesting work and good pay but not INSANE hours. I am very interested in healthcare banking, but recently spoke to an analyst at my favorite BB and she told me the hours are consistently 90-100 per week. Well, from my M&A experience I discovered that my personal maximum is 70-75 hours a week. I am all for working hard, but really don't think I can work 90-100 hours a week. I would probably hate the job/my life and quit after a short time.
1) Should I give up on investment banking and focus on other areas of a bank? If so, which ones?
2) A friend recently recommended investor relations (sales) at my favorite BB, what do you guys think about that?
3) What do you guys think of doing corporate finance straight out of college?
I greatly appreciate the help!