If you aren't interested in IBanking because of the money you are lying or dumb.
Or you have connections, or an understanding of a different path you'd like to take with better compensation, or you have the capability of getting a better position in the financial industry out of college than bottom of the rung at an investment bank.
It's like fantasy baseball, if you will. You draft your team. Dump some of your guys before they start doing awful and make a better investment in another option(player) who has proven themselves or are starting to go up. Rookies are the highest risk investment- year end could have a huge return or medium return or likely none at all. Veterans are like bonds- you know what to expect from them and they will put up decent numbers. Then there are the all-stars- medium amount of risk, usually good return but the chance of doing bad is always there.
These analogies and references to movies are getting very annoying. I don't mean to insult you, but this isn't a game. Anyone who treats it as a game will probably have a relatively short career in the financial industry, and if they make a transition to an asset management position they'll most likely destroy themselves.
A strong investor, whether they're institutional or private, must understand money management. It's about the management of risk. What you are describing is what novices do--they think about potential gains and exit strategies, which is in actuality the backwards train of thought. People who are more experienced, whether they be professionals or private investors, understand that unless they are moving enough capital to directly influence the actions of a company their primary focus must be managing the risk they take on. You're thinking about potential losses more than you are about potential gains, and if you make a trade without a clear understanding and assessment of what kind of loss you're willing to take you're trading recklessly.
Most investment bankers are boring and annoying. Most doctors are unattractive and perform disgusting tasks. Most lawyers never make a great speech inside a court room. These are fantasies. You know what sound a frog makes? Ribbit, right? Wrong. There are a multitude of species of frog, and each one has a different call. The main frog that goes ribbit is the American Bullfrog, and when Hollywood needed the noise of a frog they used that one. In "The Other Boleyn Girl" they call Henry "your grace." Over and over again. Multimillion dollar movie. Period piece. In all the advertisements.
My grace is what you call a duke. Your majesty is what you call the king. Your majesty used to be God, but the first person who styled themselves as majesty was... Henry VIII. The king portrayed in the movie. He would have executed anyone who called him "your grace." You'd think with all that money spent on a period piece they'd, you know, catch that, right? Wrong.
The reason for my little diatribe is that everything you seen in Hollywood is fake. What Hollywood has produced is the conception of what life is in a multitude of professions, notably "high" finance, medicine and law. Never apply anything you think, without knowing where that thought comes from, to the reality of a situation. Yes, plenty of people in finance do cocaine and they drive sports cars and they have sex with hookers. Yes, they try and life fast. No, they don't do that in their workplace, because a multitude of elderly white men could destroy their careers forever with one mistake. It's not a game.