Going into senior year recruiting advice
I'm currently entering my senior year at a top UK university in London (think Imperial, UCL, LSE) studying Mathematics, and just finished my year with a 3.7-4.0 GPA (1st class degree for you British folks).
My goal is to work in Corporate Banking in the US (I have the right to work there) and I would need to go back to the US for my first job for personal reasons.
I have two options, which are to try and find a job in the US directly, or to pursue a Masters at an American or British University.
Given my grades, but no relevant banking experience (I just completed a finance internship in continental Europe this summer but that's it), would it be worth it to try and network and hunt for a good Corporate Banking job for next year right now, or would the better course of action be to focus all my efforts on studying for the GRE and preparing my applications for a top MSF program like Princeton, MIT, or Vandy and then starting my job search from there?
If you believe the MSF is the way, would it be worth it to go to the LSE or Oxbridge for a Masters to then try and get a job in the US right after it ends?
Thanks for all your help :)