Pick your head up.

For those that made to the next round of the JPM analyst program, congratulations!

For those that didn't, congratulations!

Life has a funny way of working out, and this position probably wasn't for you.

This might even be the very best thing that ever happened to you.

Think about it. Now you might actually have time to think for the next two years. You can do whatever you want. Read, exercise, have a girlfriend, travel, learn, launch a cool business. It's a whole new world, and it's all yours.

Keep in mind that investment banking is not the only way to be successful and that in fact most successful people aren't investment bankers. You've kicked some ass right here where you are now and will definitely kick more ass in the future.

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Mar 6, 2017 - 4:51pm

Did you not get picked?

Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.
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Mar 6, 2017 - 6:42pm

Ah, good ol' Petey Pablo.

Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in Monte Carlo and came in third. Now that's a story. This... is something else.
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Mar 6, 2017 - 10:45pm

So you make this post immediately after changing your status to "intern"?

Be careful with this kind of post. Some of us(read: many) know VPs/MDs at these banks and can easily suss you out from post history. We COULD drop a line phrased as a laugh at your expense that would be damaging to your brand.

Again I'm not going to do this because I haven't really tried to make any inroads at JPM and thus you aren't going to work for anyone I like but a lot of folks on here do and are that petty. I have done that to people in real life who were exceptionally abrasive.

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:20pm

Just trying to spread some positivity to those that just had their dreams crushed.

If that offends people, not sure I'm the problem.

Thanks for the advice, I know it came from a good place.

Let me hear you say, this shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
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Mar 8, 2017 - 4:56pm

Dude you've got a lot of advice to give for someone who is still a student and hasn't actually done anything yet. Why don't you check out pornhub.com and stick to masturbating the old fashioned way.

Thanks, let me know if you ever need an introduction in the industry.
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