Purple Heart to Front Office

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Hey guys,

Senior in high school here. I rcently got accepted to a non-target school and realize i have no shot at FO comin out of there. So I was wonderin: should I go into the military for six years n then try my luck at breaking into IBD? If I was to earn something like a purple heart or bronze star, would that show enough committment and daring to get into a BB bank?

You all probly think I'm real stupid cuz I didn't get into a target school, but really i'm very smart (1300 SAT, 3.6 GPA).

Thanks for help.

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Oct 10, 2010

Your reason for joining the military definitely shouldn't be with the hopes of getting a Purple Heart or Bronze Star. The Purple Heart is awarded for being injured by the enemy during battle, and take it from someone who has one- it's not worth what you have to do to get it.

I was an infantry squad leader in the Marine Corps and I'm currently trying to get a Summer Analyst Internship at a BB IBD and the one thing I have received the most positive feedback on is the leadership experiences I achieved while in the Marines. To me, that is why companies like veterans. Although there are other ways to gain leadership positions, it seems like the majority of people agree that being in a leadership position in the military is a level above things such as student organizations and fraternities. Best of luck making your decision.

Oct 10, 2010

Please do not join the military just because you think it gives you the best shot at IB.

Oct 10, 2010

For the love of god...this shit again?

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Oct 10, 2010
happypantsmcgee:

For the love of god...this shit again?

Haha...you think it is ever going to end?

Oct 10, 2010

terrifying....

Oct 10, 2010

New assessment...this is a joke

go away troll

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Oct 10, 2010

"comin" "n" "cuz"... YOU SMART BRO

Oct 10, 2010

As soon as you see a guy with an AK 47 you should drop your M16 and stand up. That will ensure you get a purple heart and can make it into FO IBD at GS.

Oct 10, 2010

I hope this is a joke post? (Possibly making fun of my post?)

When you're out in the fields of Afghanistan getting shot at and ask yourself why you're there, would you tell yourself? At least this will look really good on my resume when I apply to IBD...

Oct 10, 2010

I hope you get shot by a taliban

Oct 10, 2010
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