I just wanted to post a thank you to all for how much I've learned just from reading this site. Today, I accepted a job offer with an independentshop covering companies that I'm truly interested in.
Just a little bit of background: After entering college as a film major, I really became interested in finance during my junior year. I graduated and went from a non-target UG to a non-target MBA. The school I chose was a CFA Partner school, and I went for that purpose. I told Career Services early that I wanted to break in to anshop, and was met with a willingness to help, but also faced with the realization of how tough the road would be. Found a really solid internship last summer through a cover letter sent to a reputed independent shop, and realized that I knew was where I wanted to be for sure. The process was hard again this year in finding a full time gig, but I'm thrilled to have finally broken in.
This website is awesome, and single-handedly helped me grow my technical skills, thought process, etc. Thanks to all the contributors, and a special thanks to the good old BIWS ad at the bottom, which I used and helped me tremendously.