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If you didn’t get into investment banking out of undergrad, is your finance career over?

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Dude start networking better and lateral into ib.

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Source - I was an accountant/cpa before I switched to lev fin

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Is finance only investment banking? If the answer is no, then no, the career is not over - there’s hundred other things you can do. If you answer yes, then IB is more accounting than finance and you should reconsider what you want to do. Regardless, NETWORK!

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No wtf

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It feels like it, I’m in a finance program and the exit opportunities seems really limited which makes me regret not going into IB (choose to prioritize my life over work)

You're in a finance program as in accounting? If so, get your qualifications, and try to switch in. If that fails, get your qualifications, an MBA, and then switch in.

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To have a high comp (160k+) before 30 not sure how I can get there without IB

*Laughs in joining private equity right out of undergrad*

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@A2 MM/UMM

Most IB analysts straight out of undergrad burn out within the first 2 years anyway. Finance has literally every job you could think of. Are you set on IB?

You don’t have to do IB to break into something more interesting, that’s a myopic way to look at your career

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