Why does PWP take so many kids for Diversity

dinged from pwp.. it is what it is but why the fuck do they take so many from diversity... my resume/experiences are so much better than their profiles

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 3:33pm

so we can watch loser kids like you whine on the internet about it. there's nothing more to it.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 27, 2021 - 3:35pm

Considering just using anecdotal data two of my three non-diverse friends who applied to PWP got a superday and an offer from a semi-target you probably didn't do as well as you thought.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 3:40pm

If they liked you they would've taken you like all the other non-diverse people who received offers. Don't be a sore loser and whine.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 3:41pm

I have two buddies, both non-core and non-diversity, that were able to snag interviews...one got a superday...you're not the hot shit you think you are. 

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 4:01pm

Look man it's nothing you can control. Also, it's empirically proven the more you care about diversity, the worse candidate you are.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 4:30pm

op here, look I get it prob didnt do that great but if u take 9/20 kids from diversity that really hurts non core kids like me 

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 27, 2021 - 6:19pm

I agree OP is complaining too much, but with the current make up of the court.......I wouldn't be surprised if it's banned for colleges via that Harvard case

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 5:30pm

or blame the system for having 11 spots for 100000 non diversity kids 

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 27, 2021 - 6:27pm

I don't agree with OP, but this isn't a good argument. Affirmative action programs serve to make it easier (or else they wouldn't exist) which means candidates are not held to the same definition of "good enough." Should "good enough" be different for diversity candidates? That's a very complex issue that ultimately comes down to personal values and opinions.

Apr 28, 2021 - 12:15am

The point is that you can't change the AA program and their metrics of selecting hires is useless to discuss so you can either step up and do better to secure an offer from another bank or loathe about not being a diversity hire. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Apr 27, 2021 - 9:38pm

At the end of the day, many of these banks used to ONLY take rich, white kids. They didn't want brown looking people or gay people and didn't think women could cut it/thought they'd quit to make a baby. Now they are making up for it by trying to target "diversity" and ensuring they have enough women in the ranks. 

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