Bain Consulting, RBC I Banking, decline Goldman Sachs, Ivey Bus. School: Paul Okundaye – Atila TV 6





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Published on Mar 21, 2019

Paul is an incoming management consultant at Bain and Company. Before that he was an investment banking summer analyst at RBC after declining an interview at Goldman Sachs and founder of a food delivery company called Dine Easy. He is currently in his final year in the honours business program at the Ivey Business School.

In this episode we talk about why he chose investment banking and consulting and if he was chasing prestige or doing what he genuinely enjoyed. We talked about how he feels when people say “you only got an opportunity because you’re black or because you’re a woman” and much more.

“You’ve doing banking and consulting, the two most stereotypical, cliche business school careers. How much of that is your genuine passion versus doing it for prestige/clout?” - 32:25

How do you feel when people say “you only got that because you’re black” or “you only got that because you’re a woman”? - 14:15 [highlights]

Why he turned down Goldman Sachs and Moelis interviews to work at RBC? - 14:00 [highlights]

How did the RBC Opportunity come about? - 12:40

Banking being a good old boy’s club and having to conform and check his identity at the door - 20:00 [highlights]

Why he moved into consulting? - 20:40

“This is without a doubt The craziest week of my entire life” - 24:40 - 32:20 [ highlights]

How he knew consulting was right for him, the interview process? - 35:46

Where do you see yourself 1, 5 and 25 years from now? 37:20


Paul’s LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/paulokundaye
Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World: https://amzn.to/2Oi8jpu
The Order of Time Book: https://amzn.to/2Oi8EZi


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