I recently graduated (May '09) from a top midwestern university where I majored in Economics and finished with a 3.4 overall GPA. I have prior summer internship experience in wealth management and banking in New York (no modeling experience at the job). I have been working towards getting a job in investment banking the past two years but have been unsuccessful. Even though I am not from the area, I moved to New York City to give myself the best shot at getting an analyst position. I have applied to ~75 investment banks but recently received an offer from a stock brokerage firm. Would it help me land interviews to take a job as a junior stockbroker (no series 7 or 63) while also working at a restaurant to pay the bills? My ultimate goal is to break into investment banking, so I'm not sure if I should spend my time working as a stockbroker or trying to network with people in the investment banking industry from my apartment. I would really appreciate any advice. Thanks a lot.
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