Hey guys, I'm gal at a target school, and will be at athis summer. To be honest, my biggest worry recruiting and now about to work in banking is that I might not be the right type of "social" (i.e. sorority girl, parties on weekends, gets along well with "bros"..etc stereotypes). Throughout my life, I've held a lot of top leadership positions and made a lot of impact by being professional, dedicated, and effective. I'm fairly confident in my intellect/abilities, but sometimes feel painfully awkward (had a really tough past), or just don't "connect" in that friend-type way with bankers a few years my senior. Has anyone else felt this way/relate?
There's lot of discussion here about being an "interesting person", and being "hardworking" - and along with being "effective" I probably have some of the most interesting activities/qualities/great work ethic - but sometimes there just seems to be an indescribable metric encompassed by "culture" that is hard to pinpoint, hard to fix, and maybe arguably not worth changing. I have a lot of dreams (in business, banking, or a top PE shop...etc) but sometimes just that "you're-not-one-of-us" look is very hard to overcome.
Anyone able to weigh in?