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Thinking about making a switch from Audit Big 4 to I-Banking. What have you heard? How do I make this happen? Anything I can do now to make the transition easier?

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You'll go from hating your life to killing yourself.

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Yeah... I rather cry in a Ferrari

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... Keep thinking... Lol Honestly, I'm curious if anyone has any useful advice, but for this scenario I have none (unless you are from a TOP school, then you might have a slim chance).

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Tbqh, this post comes up a lot here and it seems there's never any real answers. Everyone always knows someone who had a manager who had a senior, etc...if you're serious, hopefully you went to a very good undergrad school and have some contacts, whether they be alumni, friends, or relatives in the ibanks. Otherwise, it's not very likely they would even bat an eye at a candidate with an audit background.

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Any idea what she does? 9-5 doesn't sound like your typical ibanking job.

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Be prepared to work 80 hour weeks year round. Be prepared to work 7 days a week and have zero life outside of work. If you're prepared for that then I suggest trying to find someone you know working in the industry. You'll almost certainly need an inside referral.

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Go get a top 5 MBA and spend a majority of your free time networking with those in the industry.

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Atleast you'll be making cheddar

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^what was their experience as an Ibanker? Hours, type of work, etc...? Do they enjoy it?

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Do you really need a Top5? I always thought a Top 20 was sufficient?

My friend was fired from Halliburton, went to a 1 year MBA program, and got a six figure offer from Vanguard. So it's possible...

Get in to TS (preferably FDD), kill the gmat, get in to a Top 15 MBA and there you go

She started this fall, hates the job but she's good at it. 9-5, don't know about clients but she keeps telling me to get my MBA and join her.

She's in equities. Whatever that means.

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