Hi, I don't know what to do with my life for my first job, here's some background:
I am mexican, 24 years old, I graduated last month from a top mexican school with a 3.6 gpa, I love finance, I invest and trade, and I have this job offer:
DC boutique investment bank specialized in cross-border deals, they do M&A, reestructuring and some consulting. It's small(15 employees). They need people fully bilingual that know latin culture cuz cross-border transactions are picking up. This is what they are offering:
50k with a 20-30% bonus
80hr week tops
25% time travel to Latin America
I want to work for 2-4 years and then go to a top 5 business school in the US, at the end I wanna come back to Mexico and start a HF/PE/VC or work for one, there are only a few players here and I think that in the future is going to be a good market.
The money is not that much, altough is much more that what can I expect to earn in Mexico.
Being a small and specialized bank I could get a lot of deal exposure and get some great contacts.
I know DC well and I don't like it at all, the girls are stuck-up, clubs have a horrible ratio(3 boys for 1 girl), expensive and the winter is coold.
80hr week is not as bad as 100hr, or I think so.
I love investing and the markets but I don't know if I am going to like banking.
On top of that, I value my friends, my girl and my family back home.
In MX the best that I could get is a PWM/ER gig, earning 30k a year with 10% bonus, altough that's more than enough to live comfortably here.
So, what's your opinnion? If I accept the job is it realistic to get into a top 5 b-school with a great gmat and everything? Is it worthed?
Thank you guys, really appreciate it.