5. Cannot be pee shy. Business takes place everywhere. You must be able to keep the conversation going from the dinner table to the urinal and to dinner again.
Shy bladders not welcome here
There are few characteristics shared by successful investment bankers and grad students in my department. Thanks to this article about the Seven Secret Skills of Highly Effective Bankers, though, our worlds are brought slightly closer together by necessity of public urination. The 2nd floor bathroom was built in 1800, when a shoulder-bumping 3" between urinals was standard architectural fare. Aspiring young bankers need the same skill sets -