When he got the phone call, Emory senior Will Callahan was loitering in a terminal at LaGuardia Airport, watching a runway full of planes leaving New York. He was nervous. All day he had been interviewing alongside many of the top students from Harvard, Yale, Wharton and other elite schools for the most competitive entry-level job in business - Wall Street analyst - and now his phone was ringing. This was the Big Call.
Callahan, a broad-shouldered, weight-lifting Alpha Tau Omega fraternity brother and former varsity track runner, knew his chances of acceptance were slim… The Heart Pounding, Life-Consuming, Wallet-Filling Road to Investment Banking, and the Emory Students Who Take It