From Corporate Finance to IBCF
So I'm new to WSO, and am still getting familiar with all of the features and content that this site has.
I'm an experiencedprofessional, with about 5 years of experience (mostly for a large international life insurer, with time there split between a reinsurance role, and a capital management role). I also spent about a year total in contract roles at two large Wall Street institutions, albeit in Ops.
Education-wise, I was a finance major at a large university, and have completed the CFA examination program (currently applying for the Charter).
was never really something I wanted to be in, but refusing job offers when no alternatives are available is....well.....moronic....
As things wound up, I am currently job-hunting full time, and really want to FINALLY break into the IB world.
Any tips or suggestions?
I know WSO has a list of recruiters who specialize in the field, and I will definitely take advantage of it. But, I want to also focus heavily on networking
I think of myself as a fairly experienced networker, and have attended a lot of events organized by the CFA Society of Philadelphia (where I live). I also volunteer for the Society at their seminars (doing a write-up for a newsletter is small price to pay for attending a $30-40 seminar with an awesome speaker).
However, since New York is...well...New York, I would like to know what sort of networking events are there and how do I find out about them....especially of the less formal Happy Hour type.
The website of NYSSA (the New York CFA society) has been.....less than helpful.... :(
Any comments or suggestions will be highly appreciated!