Being a Financial Adviser is not an attractive job by anyone's imagination at least on WSO. However, I want to break into IB, specifically through a Boutique. I hear their recruiting is off cycle and I am going to be a December graduate from a spectacular non-target school in the NYC Metro Area.
It is my understanding that it take months of study to pass the series 7, 63, 79 etc... I notice in Financial Adviser training these licenses are sponsored. So If I cannot get a IB job, would it not make sense to go the Financial Adviser route at-least for the training? And then I can be a more attractive candidate for Boutique Banks. Or is there another route I should consider, such as consulting, in my path to break into IB?