Financial Advisor Route to Investment Banking?IB
I was offered a job today at an independent wealth management company. I am required to take the 52 hour license course and test. However, I still want to pursue Investment banking. I am taking summer courses at college to further build my resume. Should I take the test, and the job as a back up plan? My plan is to take summer courses, mass apply/ cold call to middle tier ibanks and try to obtain an internship or an analyst position. Is it smarter to begin working as a financial advisor for a few years, go to b-school, and then transition into PE as an associate or is it smarter to work as an analyst in a boutique, go to b-school, and then transition toward a associate in PE? Please help. I am Business Economics + International Studies major at UC Irvine with a 3.2 GPA.