So I'm a sophomore econ and math major at a target school, and I've been aiming for banking since the start of college. I'm now sitting here with a summer 2020 IBD offer at a good BB and completely doubting myself.
This semester in college has been rough because I overextended myself with courses and activities, and combined with recruiting, it was a super stressful time. The week of my superday was insanely hectic, and I was running on 4 hrs of sleep that week. After my interviews had finished, I confessed this to an analyst from my school, and he laughed and told me "to get used to feeling like this every day for most of the year".
More than just the lifestyle, after taking a computer science course this semester, I feel like my intellectual energy has been reignited. I feel like an idiot for not having done CS from the start because my end goal is VC and entrepreneurship, and I could definitely do that starting in tech. Also, tech pays better than IB and has a much better lifestyle. I'm sitting here punching myself in the gut wondering why the hell I didn't do it from the start. I was always quantitatively inclined and could have done it, but I really thought IB was the thing.
Has anyone been in my shoes before? I'm feeling so lost, and I know I should be happy with this offer but I can't help but feel that IB is for suckers and people who are going into tech have it figured out.