PE AND IB SUCK: my experience.
I've tried both PE and IB at reputable shops through internships.
I can't help but think that since finance has been around since the dawn of time, nothing has nor will change. You are simply a cog in a well oiled machine and there is little creativity involved.
I have been working on my own startup for the remainder of my college experience. Nothing has brought me more fulfillment in my life and I just don't think that I need to make 6 figures out of college.
Please would love to hear some comments on why I shouldn't drop out of this rat race. The way I see it, careers are 40 years long and I should simply play the long run and focus on an issue I want to solve and do just that.