Im pretty lost.
In a couple weeks I will be taking the GRE with plans on applying to Europeanfinance programs in the upcoming months. My ultimate goal is to work in Europe, as i used to work there for the defense department and studied abroad there and loved it. My target schools are St Gallen (my german is pretty darn good), LSE, Imperial, Warwick, HEC, Bocconi, WU Vienna. Ideally, I would like to live in either Paris, London, or anywhere in the German speaking regions.
I have a 3.1. Great extra curriculars, pretty good work experience and I feel as though I could put up a really competitive GRE score, especially in math.
My friends think this is insane and that I wont get into any of these schools and its going to end up being a huge waste of time and, even if i do get in, won't be able to find employment in Europe upon graduating and won't be a very marketable candidate in the US if this all fails.
Have any americans gone this route before? Or do any europeans have any advice or insight into these ambitions? Is this reachable? Am I crazy?