Good Luck

Just wanna say good luck to anyone in the process of breaking in and feeling hopeless.

Shout out to all the non-targets doing coffee chats every week

Shout out to the unpaid interns working virtual internships just to get your foot in the door

Shout out to those working/interning every semester to survive

Shout out to those praying every before and after every interview

Shout out to those who get ghosted after every first round

Shout out to those who didn't get a return offer and are in a crisis trying to get a full time offer

Shout out to those who were looked down on growing up and have something to prove

Shout out to those who don't fit in and get gossiped about

Shout out to those with poor families and no connections or support

Shout out to those trying to get clean for a drug test

And finally, shout out to those on the edge of settling for a different career. Please don't give up and settle for anything less than your first pick. The fact that you're reading this means you're attempting something very very difficult and have been for a long time. Don't justify settlement with sour grapes. All love.

Career Advancement Opportunities

August 2023 Investment Banking

  • Jefferies & Company (==) 99.6%
  • Lincoln International (==) 99.1%
  • William Blair 13 98.7%
  • Lazard Freres (++) 98.2%
  • Financial Technology Partners 02 97.8%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

August 2023 Investment Banking

  • William Blair 04 99.5%
  • Lincoln International 11 99.1%
  • DC Advisory 05 98.6%
  • Canaccord Genuity 18 98.2%
  • Jefferies & Company 04 97.7%

Professional Growth Opportunities

August 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lincoln International 01 99.6%
  • Jefferies & Company 01 99.1%
  • Financial Technology Partners 06 98.7%
  • Lazard Freres 15 98.2%
  • UBS AG 16 97.8%

Total Avg Compensation

August 2023 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (6) $592
  • Vice President (32) $396
  • Associates (156) $261
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (13) $187
  • 2nd Year Analyst (97) $169
  • 1st Year Analyst (301) $168
  • Intern/Summer Associate (48) $167
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (214) $94
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