FT Career Path Advice
Hoping people can weigh in on my situation. I'm currently a junior at a target, and next summer, I'llfor a well-regarded LO AM. I value WLB a lot, as I have physical and mental health concerns that make careers like IB untenable for me. My current path seems like it hits the sweet spot, balancing comp/progression with reasonable work hours; however, headcount is low in the industry and a return offer is by no means guaranteed. If I end up having to re-recruit for FT, I doubt that finding another public markets investment role is viable, considering how few there are out there. What sorts of careers align best with my goals? Consulting and product management come to mind. PE sounds interesting, but spots out of undergrad are scarce and I've heard it's banking 2.0, and working at a multi-manager stressful. Because I have a quantitative background and coding skills, I've considered pivoting entirely to tech, but I'm not sure if I'm passionate enough about SWE to go through the whole personal-project-and-Leetcode grind. I might also just have unreasonably high expectations, so let me know if that's the case lol. Thanks so much!