I'm a lot older than most of you guys and while I neverIB or desired to do so, I don't understand the obsession and circle jerk of getting into IB. I genuinely believe this behavior is putting too much pressure on yourself and it DEFINITELY will show during an interview. Any banker hearing how you came out of the womb wanting IB will call you on your BS. I've read some of @ArcherVice" 's comments and he really seems to be the only voice of reason on this topic.
I do believe IB is a good job with a TON of opportunities, no doubt, but it seems like some people on here have let this obsession of IB get in the way of other jobs they could've had. Example: How many posts do we see of Seniors in college asking how to get in IB with no relevant experience? Tons. Then because of this behavior they have to scramble to get some random job (maybe ops) and then hate their life because it isn't this prestigious ib job that they only know about from reading WSO threads.
It's one thing to swing for the fences and another to burn every bridge in pursuit ofIB career that you have to do seemingly everything perfect to reach.