I was hanging out at my buddy's place last night and we were talking about vacation plans for after graduation. He talked about how I should be enjoying the last few months of school and go somewhere baller after graduation since I'm gonna get crushed once I start work. I never really thought about it before, but hearing it from him and looking at the calendar freaked me out. 'm still thinking about it a day later and it's making me pretty anxious...
After graduation, I'm starting at a boutique that's supposedly a sweatshop (/ ). Looked at a bunch of WSO threads today and getting pretty scared of both the hours and the work. I'm a liberal arts student who's never taken a finance class. No lie; everything I know is from the WSO technical guide. Also have never internship either. I summered in Capital Markets and all I got from that was how to make a fuckton of market update slides which isn't exactly the same as M&A. I know nothing and I'm afraid that I won't catch up and I'll have even longer hours than everyone else because I would have to keep looking everything up and suck balls at the work.
I'm also kinda regretting signing with this particular firm. At the time, I was really amped about exits/pay/prestige but I don't even know if I want to do PE anymore. I thought about it and don't think I have any sort of interest in investing. Had a bunch of other offers withcoverage groups with a lot better hours at the time I signed and I can't help but think I should have considered those more seriously. I guess I just didn't really think things through and made an impulsive decision based on statistics.
Anyway mostly a rant to make myself feel better but would also like to ask a few questions. Do kids with no experience catch up relatively quickly? Is there anything I can do in the next few months to maybe learn more about finance and put myself in a better place?