Grad School or Workforce?

I basically have an in to go to Brown for applied math, I got an offer as a strategic investment analyst at a WM firm but I want to go into IB. I know, I know usually people want to go the other way. Which is the better path to get into a buldge IB program.  

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Apr 10, 2021 - 10:57pm

I haven't graduated yet. No financial burden of grad school. And I go to a small liberal arts double major physics computer science minor math.

Apr 11, 2021 - 2:29pm

Adding a degree is not necessarily the way to go if you want to go to IB. WM is not necessarily a route for IB but you might adjust your career perspective/industry once working and decide that IB is not for you. If it pays well and you think it's a prestigious enough role just take it.

Also try networking/reaching out to people in the WM industry to discuss career perspective. They'll know way more and would be able to give you a better idea of what to expect. Try also to talk to finance professors about this decision. Most of them have worked in the industry and you'll see that most would suggest taking the job.

IMHO grad school (except for top MBA) is overrated and you'll get more industry cred by working during the 2 year or so of your program, even if it's not in your end goal career

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