I was born and raised on the east coast, going to school here as well. Will be heading to New York next summer for a banking SA gig.
A long-time networking connection works out in San Francisco at a top group (GS/MS tech). Breaking into their group would be a dream come true, but the location is a mental hurdle for me. My family and girlfriend live on the east coast, and I feel like I would be a fish out of water on the west coast.
Is it worth putting in the effort to attempt to break into their group? For anyone who has made that transition from east to west, was it worth it? Does the fact that it's a top group change your answer?
It's difficult to mentally balance the allure of that group with what would be the inevitable personal struggle of moving out there. Thanks for the advice.