I'm applying to HBS as a hedge against the market. I'm curious what the prospects post-bschool are if I don't do a complete analyst stint. Are opportunities still available? Does it make a difference whether I complete my current analyst year and then go to bschool versus quitting after (and if) I get accepted and lounging around/traveling between the acceptance and matriculation? Or would it be more advisable to just finish my 2 years, try to get a pre-MBA buyside gig, and then do bschool?
I had previously been accepted to Fuqua out of undergrad, but I declined as I was under the impression that bschool w/o experience is useless (and becuase I didn't want to go to Fuqua)... the deterioration of current markets, however, has me rethinking.