Will Investment Banks Laugh At Me Because Of My Age ?

I decided to get rid of my "woe is me" attitude and started grinding. I learnt that they're winners and losers in life, those who get started early on win and others lose. I purchased the Rosenbaum and financial model books off Amazon, great use of my money. I got to work and made a few pitchbooks on some companies that the BBs are currently working on. If I contact a VP or MD and send it to them with my name at the bottom, will they laugh at me or will they see I am a serious person who wants to better my life with a good job? I studied technicals like crazy and I pretty much can kill the interview. My only issue is the MD will see I'm a Freshman at CC.

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Aug 18, 2017
Pump And Dump:

I decided to get rid of my "woe is me" attitude and started grinding. I learnt that they're winners and losers in life, those who get started early on win and others lose. I purchased the Rosenbaum and financial model books off Amazon, great use of my money. I got to work and made a few pitchbooks on some companies that the BBs are currently working on. If I contact a VP or MD and send it to them with my name at the bottom, will they laugh at me or will they see I am a serious person who wants to better my life with a good job? I studied technicals like crazy and I pretty much can kill the interview. My only issue is the MD will see I'm a Freshman at CC.

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Aug 18, 2017
Bullet-Tooth Tony:
Pump And Dump:

I decided to get rid of my "woe is me" attitude and started grinding. I learnt that they're winners and losers in life, those who get started early on win and others lose. I purchased the Rosenbaum and financial model books off Amazon, great use of my money. I got to work and made a few pitchbooks on some companies that the BBs are currently working on. If I contact a VP or MD and send it to them with my name at the bottom, will they laugh at me or will they see I am a serious person who wants to better my life with a good job? I studied technicals like crazy and I pretty much can kill the interview. My only issue is the MD will see I'm a Freshman at CC.

If I "try and give less of a shit" then i wont have a good job. I "try and give less of a shit" in highschool and now im a community college loser. i just want to better my life and i dont want to be a loser who "try and give less of a shit."

See youre 3rd year assosciate. You make like 300k a year people around me make only 40k.

Aug 18, 2017

Why not become a doctor? They do well

Aug 18, 2017

Are you able to transfer?

Aug 18, 2017
Manifest Destiny:

Are you able to transfer?

I will do my best to. I took my math placement and got placed into upper level maths. This is good so I can take hard classes at CC (which are easier) and hopefully my 4.0 will be competitive.

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Aug 18, 2017

Sending a pitchbook will make them laugh at you cause it's not going to be anything as good and not anything close. You're a freshman at CC. You can still transfer.

But changing your attitude is a good step. Good luck :)

Aug 18, 2017
GuiltyVeek:

Sending a pitchbook will make them laugh at you cause it's not going to be anything as good and not anything close. You're a freshman at CC. You can still transfer.

Can I get into a good semi target? and thank you so much.

Aug 18, 2017

Yeah probably. Semi target or target maybe even. But I mean you're a freshman and clearly not ready for work of a banker yet. So I'd just relax. Sending a pitchbook and thinking about reaching out already is just going to result in people laughing at you.

Aug 18, 2017

I really admire your drive! I don't know much about your background, but I highly encourage you to apply to SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) and/or ModernGuild. These orgs have partnerships with banks and help students who come from non-target schools, but have the intellect, experience, and ability to thrive in finance. PM me if you have more questions. Best of luck!

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Aug 18, 2017

PMd. Thank you so much.

Aug 18, 2017

Don't help him- help anyone else but him. Trust me on this.

Aug 19, 2017

Can back this up, man is a legit troll

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Aug 18, 2017

See like that's pretty funny. Went from woe is me to now thinking he can kill interviews and even send a helpful pitchbook.

Aug 18, 2017

You don't have to respond to the PM if you're not comfratable. I had a bad attitude on this forum a few month ago. I took a break and fixed my attitude up though :-)

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Aug 18, 2017

Proof that you're not trolling?

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Aug 18, 2017

+SB took the words right out of my mouth.

Aug 18, 2017

Hey, do you mind not commenting on every single thread telling people not to help me? I took a break from WSO and picked up on technicals in my free time. I fixed my attitude like you all recommended. Please don't tell people not to help me, thanks.

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Aug 19, 2017

This is an idiotic thing to do and a waste of time. Like, stop what you're doing. Take microecon, and focus on the task at hand - transferring. And for the love of god stop asking randos if you can get into a semi target. No one knows. We haven't read your applications, and I can only speak for myself, but I applied to college 10 years ago and have never transferred from anywhere let alone a CC. For peace of mind, why don't you take that $11k and buy yourself an hour of an admissions consultants time and talk through your situation. Or at least take it to goddamn college confidential.

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Aug 18, 2017
little-monkey:

This is an idiotic thing to do and a waste of time. Like, stop what you're doing. Take microecon, and focus on the task at hand - transferring. And for the love of god stop asking randos if you can get into a semi target. No one knows. We haven't read your applications, and I can only speak for myself, but I applied to college 10 years ago and have never transferred from anywhere let alone a CC. For peace of mind, why don't you take that $11k and buy yourself an hour of an admissions consultants time and talk through your situation. Or at least take it to goddamn college confidential.

@little-monkey Hey I actually took your advice to heart. All my friends are at college right now and I'm here so depressed because I will live a boring life for next 2 years at CC. I was thinking though, I want to withdrawal my CC classes, work full time and actually go to a REAL 4 year. I've realized how dumb of an idea it is to go to CC, really dumb idea. I have some money saved up and I really want to go to an OOS school. It's pretty much a gap year. I've thought about joining the military as well. Thank you!

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Aug 18, 2017

Lmao I love it.

Have some money saved up...shit life at CC...out of state school...

Bro whatever drugs you on...lay off brah

Aug 19, 2017

Cool - good luck!

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