Disclaimer: headline is probably a bit harsher than it needs to be, oops idgaf it gets the point across.
I've seen a fair amount of posts lately about being burnt out, as an analyst and as a student going thru recruiting. Having seen a whole bunch of "I'm not enjoying undergrad," "college is the best four years of your life???," etc, I think it's an alarming thing to see in the industry. I get it, recruiting is tough, classes suck, etc. I'm an undergrad at a semi target (on a good day) with a FT offer secured, so maybe I'm only seeing the good side of things.
My recruiting process: double major at a B1G school, accounting and finance. Summer before junior year: AM internship. Probably sent 750-800 emails to bankers to help land an interview for summer internship after junior year. Summer before senior year: MMIB internship to FT offer. GPA: 3.0-3.5. But fully able to articulate why IB, and more importantly, a decent person to hang out with (optimistic, don't think I'm better than anyone else attitude).
But college not being a great time? Gimme a break. I'm going to miss waking up at 9am hungover as piss in a 100 year old frat house to go and drink shitty beer with my best friends who don't give a fuck about MM/UMM/MF PE exit opps. I wouldn't trade GS TMT for those friendships, and I feel bad for you if you think any job is worth those friendships.
What's the point of having money if you don't have friends/family? Just to have a big house with a bunch of empty rooms?
Not trying to start an argument, but sick of people blindly supporting the better paying or more prestigious job for the sake of work life balance. Sorry if this comes off as self righteous or any bs like that. Curious to see people's responses.
Name a happy person that died alone.