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 experienced Corporate Finance professional, 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).
Corporate finance 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!